It’ll all End in Tiers.

Exclusive 360˚ view of tomorra’s game.

When were you first made aware about the possibility of playing Spurs on Wednesday night?

The possibility of playing Spurs came at the weekend, Saturday afternoon. Obviously, didn’t think that would be realistic to be fair. Then got told Monday morning at 9.30 that we now fill in for Aston Villa.

As you can imagine from my point of view, I think I realise and we all realise we live in an unpredictable time and you will have to move things that you’re used to. Certainly as a manager, we live in that climate everyday and I probably speak for a lot of managers, it’s not ideal.

I’m normally the last one to moan or whine about anything because I realise that it’s tough out there and it’s the way it is. What has happened to us, to confirm the game, a Premier League game, one of the best leagues in the world. To confirm that at 9.30 on Monday morning is scandalous.

It’s not about the fixture, the fixture, that’s fine, I accept we have to play. It’s the notice. Maybe the people in these places don’t understand how you manage teams or how you manage players. You’re constantly working out well in advance. The decisions I would have made, whether that’s against QPR or players that are just coming back. We’ve had it tough with COVID, we’ve not been out there with numbers publically but we’ve had it tough. Working those players over a weekend thinking you’ve got six or seven days to get them up to speed – that’s quickly changed on Monday morning. Madness really.

What do you think of Jose Mourinho’s comments? Do you think this wouldn’t have happened to the big boys?

To answer your question, regarding being told the game is being called off two hours before, it’s really an irrelevance. It’s disappointing you’ve had it called off but to have a game called on with 48 hours notice… I don’t want to get into that regarding Jose but I think he’ll know to well you plan physical elements for the players, what you do in the week or play a game.

Tottenham knew they had this fixture in, Jose team’s selection at the weekend suggested that he’s probably planned for however many games they’ve got, they’ve got a lot of games granted.

Do I see this would happen if it was a top of the title clash with two of the biggest teams and managers who are constantly here speaking? Probably not, and rightly so. For me this is not acceptable, the integrity of the game, teh welfare of players. We’re putting them into a position after two days of training.

You haven’t got to work it out – we had a game called off with Spurs 13 days agao and the reason that was called off is we had numerous outbreaks of COVID. In 13 days, we now sit here and with two days notice you have to put some of these players in the position to play the game.

Did you have a say in the matter?

I had a say over the weekend. I was initially told this was a thought process, this was something in the pipeline of what may happen and from Saturday to Sunday, people in this football club spent numerous hours trying to explain surely this can’t be feasible. It gives us hardly any time in terms of what we’ve done.

My frustration is I can’t turn back the last five days, I can’t turn back the weekend and then officially told by my CEO at 9.30 on Monday morning that the game was official.

The next stumbling block was that maybe we would have to play on the Friday against Chelsea, at which point I thought there was a chance they would do that as well. That game has now been moved.

Some people feeling the after-effects of the virus or fully recovered?

None of my players are feeling the after-effects but we all know the protocols. 13 days ago the game was called off, the protocols are 10 days. Three days and there are players that are coming back who have been stuck in their houses for the last 10 days and done no work and now we sit here.

A week, say this game doesn’t exisit on Wednesday, even a week is some ask really. To think we chuck a game in the middle of the week when it wasn;t there initially is another story.

My players are fine and will be fine. I sit here angry because I don’t think it’s right and that’s the reason. Do I believe we’ll go tomorrow as best prepared as we can? Yeah I believe we’ll give Spurs a game. I’m disappointed and angry because I think this is wrong, I don’t think it’s right for numerous reason.

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wasdanspurs
10 months ago

The bloeugs are coming as fast and as unexpectedly as the games at the moment: https://flatoeuf.com/fulfilling-fulham/#more-2586

Chauveljn
10 months ago

Watched Newsnight and was staggered at how the vaccine isn’t being rolled out across the EU. They’ve really bolloxed up this one between them. They’ve managed to order 2.3 billion doses of vaccine but mainly to pharma firms (German and French) who haven’t got a vaccine ready yet and won’t till the autumn. They turned down an offer to pre-order from Pfizer last year and consequently are at the end of that queue too. They are scrabbling about trying to get some, tragedy for their vulnerable people. Looks like they tried to do it ‘in house’ and not take US/UK sourced vaccine.

Last edited 10 months ago by Chauveljn
foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

John Silky?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago

Today’s numbers are 212,766 new cases and 4,212 new deaths.

USA! USA!

Paleo
Paleo
10 months ago

Very very sad indeed.

Gdawg
Gdawg
10 months ago

How is the vaccine rollout going?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago
Reply to  Gdawg

Slowly, Slowly in most places

Chauveljn
10 months ago

Make America Healthy Again.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
10 months ago

Fake news. If you want correct figures, you shouldn’t allow cases and deaths to be counted by Dominion machines.

wasdanspurs
10 months ago

Phew. Thank heavens they changed the VAR rules in time for that Harry Maguire handball not to be a penalty the way Eric Dier’s was. Hurrah for common sense prevailing.

Chauveljn
10 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

It’s amazing isn’t it? That crazy last minute decision might cost us dear.

wasdanspurs
10 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’m sure we’ll find a way to make sure it doesn’t…

Chauveljn
10 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

I’m increasingly annoyed by United picking up wins and wondering when it’s going to stop. Still, if they draw against Liverpool and two wins for us and suddenly we’re right back in it.

So that’s not going to happen…

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

As we’ve been doing for 60 odd years….

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
10 months ago

Any one else think we will be the first team to be beaten by Sheffield Utd this season

wasdanspurs
10 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

I’ve just been down the bookies to put everything I own and all I can borrow on it. Which is a bit silly really. They beat Newcastle last night…. Still almost nailed on they’ll beat us, though, MA.

DAVID
DAVID
10 months ago

ManU game is a VAR fest and they haven’t even had their penalty yet.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Their ‘first’ penalty.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Tee hee.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

Who knows which Spurs player played for Marine?

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Didn’t notice that. Surely that’s against FA rules?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Contrary to public opinion it wasn’t Gedson.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Danny Murphy?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Close but no cigair.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Was it post or pre Spurs career?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Very pre-

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

And is cigair a clue?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Good, good, he is a scouser.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Crikey. Can I have a decade?

wasdanspurs
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I reckon he could string two passes together

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Born in the year of our first League title

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Quarter past five.

wasdanspurs
10 months ago

If the answer is quarter past five, I know the question!

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Give up. Can’t even bring myself to google cheat.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Messi?

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Don’t give up. So early 70’s then??

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago

Ardilles?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago

Would’ve been my guess

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

Bloody hammer chewers!

john-lacy.jpg
wasdanspurs
10 months ago

Love that spurs shirt. Who’s the guy wearing it?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

Fan fave 9ft centre half.

Last edited 10 months ago by 61 Spurs Nunut
SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago

Told you it was Ardilles.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

From the Antilles?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago

I know. His surname was like my mums window nets.

wasdanspurs
10 months ago

John White?

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Dave Tobaccostained?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Haha, you don’t know how apt that is. Grandfather smoked a pipe all day long. Luckily in his own room. It was like entering into an old London smog.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Cmon Cas, pull yourself together!

Syd
Syd
10 months ago

John Lacy…….sorry

Syd
Syd
10 months ago
Reply to  Syd

I couldnt stand it. Googled

wasdanspurs
10 months ago

Looked like United should have been down to ten men to me…

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

Yerp.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Greed.

HjD 😷🇺🇸
HjD 😷🇺🇸
10 months ago

Cavani = shithouser!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago

Still the best description of our shithouse I’ve seen.

“He still divides a currently febrile Tottenham fanbase like no other player. Those who thought they were getting a fancy £30m footballer with a bit of Argentine shithouse on the side have never quite come to terms with getting a £30m Argentine shithouse with a bit of fancy football on the side.” Dave Tickner

stevo1987
stevo1987
10 months ago

I think Scotty P should have stuck to McDonald’s adverts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3g3ludAnbM

Last edited 10 months ago by stevo1987
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago

If I’m remembering correctly, Newcastle was the only team to lose to Derby during the Rams record low points season. 

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
10 months ago

Sheffield United up a goal against 10 man Newcastle. SU’s best chance to grab a win?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

I think it’s downright scandalous that we should hog the schedules like we are. I blame Moany for insisting that we keep winning, toe-rag.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
10 months ago

So he potentially knew on Saturday and definitely at 9.30am Monday. Not quite 48 hours notice.

Chauveljn
10 months ago

It must seem odd to a club with far less games forthcoming. But it’s considerably more demanding on us to fit in so many matches.

wasdanspurs
wasdanspurs
10 months ago

I’m normally the last one to moan or whine about anything because I realise that it’s tough out there… but this is scandalous! To have already read one bloeug this week and thinking that’s it bloeug wise until tomorrow at least and then there’s another bloeug to read that doesn’t even have any massive plus and minus arrows underneath it…

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

Fackin’ Nancy!

wasdanspurs
10 months ago

It’s the lack of massive plus and minus arrows that’s really upset me. I’d been training for them since Sunday.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Moura less.

Last edited 10 months ago by 61 Spurs Nunut
foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I’m feeling quite divided about the whole thing. And gutted my keyboard doesn’t have a divide symbol.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Fanks! The amount of x I’ve looked for that!!

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Been rooting around the square for ages meself.

Chauveljn
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

➡️➡️➡️ / ⬅️⬅️⬅️

wasdanspurs
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Didn’t take long for us to get yet another divisive comment on here. You just can’t win.

wasdanspurs
10 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

It just doesn’t add up to me.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
10 months ago

Bless him. So apart from not being able to count hours, he actually found out Saturday afternoon but didn’t act on it. Had the opportunity to prepare, even if were subsequently cancelled, but chose not too. He’s not the sharpest tool.

Chauveljn
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

He’s gonna lose both games anyway. Get the pain over quickly Scotty.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

“I cannae change the laws of the Premier League, Cap’n”

stevo1987
stevo1987
10 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Sharpest, nope. Tool, yes.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
10 months ago

Fackin’ Nancy!

merrance
merrance
10 months ago

dont bring politics into it nuts or there may be an attempt tp diminish your character for daring to have a personal view that doesnt correspond to certain peoples views..