Jimmy The Spurs Fan, After Brighton Away Last Season…

Quadrophenia definition: 1: Medical Condition – the terror of missing out on top four.

There’s a whiff of deja vu in heading to Brighton following a soul-sapping mid-week home defeat, our 2-7 humbling at the hands of Bayern preceding last season’s jolly boys’ beano to the south coast of England, which was anything but jolly and probably prompted Levy to start flirting in earnest with Jose.

Although it’s tempting to be ultra pessimistic following a defeat like the one we suffered against Liverpool on Thursday, I’m going to pretend I’ve retained an element of perspective by saying I felt the first half was okay right up until they got their maddening injury-time breakthrough: Although we’d given them a few chances and it felt as if the game was starting to get away from us around the time Thiago crocked Kane on thirty-three minutes, we’d been a VAR whisper from going one up in that frenetic opening spell, and we’d also worked another opening Son really should have done better with, plus had a few situations where a better final ball would also have seen us in on goal.

Although we looked far from impressive defensively ourselves, Liverpool really looked there for the taking through the middle of their defence during that first half hour. Had we gone in at nil-nil with Kane’s ankles intact, I’d have been fairly happy with what I’d seen.

Which just makes the inept level of defending on display either side of half-time and then the general clueless gutlessness of the second-half display all the more harder to take: Even when Hojbjerg scored that absolute screamer, it felt like an exercise in futility, simply raising hopes so subsequent goals could crush them again, which they did, even the one VAR chalked off for Firmino’s handball: From the moment he and Dier wrestled each other for possession, the ease with which Liverpool turned a two v four in the centre of the park on 2:08 of the following lowlights reel to a three man overload down our right flank within seven seconds is an absolute master-class in how to defend like a bunch of complete mugs.

The fact there was some sort or row with Aurier at half-time doesn’t excuse the complete lack of focus the team showed from the re-start, either, and I don’t buy it that the argument distracted Mourinho given he was out on the pitch talking to Winks and Lamela long before the rest of the team re-emerged.

I also don’t get our starting shape, which genuinely seemed to involve Doherty playing as a left winger rather than as a wing-back – definitely in the first half, when Mane breaks free in the first minute following an Aurier mistake and then when he gets free again to set up the opener, we’re lined up as a flat back-four with Aurier tucked in and Doherty further forward: In this first screenshot showing the build-up to Mane’s missed chance, Doherty is nowhere to be seen, with Davies in a traditional left-back position, and in the second one, as Mane gets away to set up Firmino’s opener, he’s closer to Thiago than Salah.

All in all, this is probably the most gutting of a fair few gutting defeats now under Mourinho, and the questions are really starting to stack up over how the squad is being managed, with something that’s really started to bother me since I saw Doherty named as left wing-back being the treatment of Danny Rose and the way Mourinho and Levy mugged him off in the Amazon Prime documentary and how he’s become persona non grata ever since.

Our 30 year old one time England international left-back must have sat at home on his £60k a week contract watching Matt Doherty and Ben Davies and the rest of our back five get taken apart by a team who’d scored one goal in five before we came along to apply the balm and laughed his head off.

Or maybe he was too busy on Google, trying to find out what Dele Alli is up to these days.

In what other industry would a chairman and manager who’d allowed that situation to develop be looked upon as a success?

What’s going to be interesting now is how Mourinho handles Aurier going forwards, whether he’s still got the backing of players he’s left on the fringes such as Bale, Moura, Dele, and how he tries to handle being without Kane: Will he place any trust in Vinicius or will we see Doherty up front?

It’s also going to be interesting to see how the team reacts to this loss. To be fair to them, the horror-show at Sheffield United last season was followed with an unbeaten run to the end of the season, and the collapse against West Ham which cost us two points was followed with a real tightening up at the back and an ascent to the top of the table until the cautiousness that result prompted really began to cost us: Even with the ease of Liverpool’s three goals from open play and the general lack of confidence most of us have in our defenders’ ability to not collectively shoot themselves in the foot no matter who Mourinho’s selected to play, we’ve still somehow got the joint second best defensive record in the division, with only Manchester City conceding fewer so far: Win today, with Liverpool and West Ham facing each other, and we could be right back in the mix for top four, and even stumbling Manchester United won’t look too far away as the agonizing drip-drip of hope starts to trickle again.

Lose in the manner we did in this game last season, though, and I think we might be about to see the Mourinho third season implosion come about a season earlier than usual, with Chelsea’s visit on Thursday representing a real battle of the what might have beens considering we were first and they were third the last time we faced each other only eleven match-weeks ago.

I genuinely hope it doesn’t come to that. Win today against a Brighton team whose three Premier League wins so far this season have all come away from home, beat Chelsea on Thursday to inflict Tottenham fan Tuchel’s first taste of defeat at the helm of the oily blues, and last Thursday’s team selection and the abject second-half display can be put down to simply being one of those things that sometimes happens when you employ an inexperienced but promising up and coming manager on a pitiful £15 million a year and then don’t back him fully in the transfer market…

Oh.

Oh well.

Come on you Spurs!

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Chauveljn
8 months ago

I hope to God they can contain the South African variant. I heard an immunologist say research indicates the Pfizer vaccine is 49% effective against it.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Doubt it, I think it’s been identified in too many areas now.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Drat!

The pharma industry is going to have its hands full producing modified vaccines. I think the RNA model allows tweaking to re-target.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Two weeks to tweek apparently. Not sure whether existing vaccine recipients can have another jab?

Chauveljn
8 months ago

I can just imagine the knots we could get into. Could the second jab be tweaked I wonder?

When those who’ve had their first vaccine get to 12 weeks does that mean the un-jabbed have to wait for all those to be administered before they get their first one?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Hmm questions, questions. Just heard we’ve hit 10m jabs.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

About the only thing the Government have got right so far, ironic if the vaccine doesn’t work against new mutations and those given the current vaccine can’t have a modified one which might work.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Law of averages, David. They had to get something right in the end.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I heard on the radio that there is a lot of cases of it in “our “part of Norf London

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Really sad to hear about Captain Sir Tom Moore. What an example, a veteran of the ‘forgotten war’ in Burma.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Captain Tom has passed. Sad news but made his century and what an inspiration.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

That’s very sad to hear, he was a helluva decent chap!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Damn

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Yep, can’t go out with a bigger bang than he did.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

I love the criticism of Mourinho, and what great players we have. They were shite for the whole of 2019 except when they could be arsed to make an effort in the Champions League. Pochettino got sacked because we were producing relegation form. Short memories on here. Some are almost saying just need to let them ‘run abaht a bit’. Yeah, righy.

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Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Crikey!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I don’t think it’s one thing, Chauv but ultimately the manager always pays the price. Can you honestly say you’ve enjoyed watching the large majority of games since he rocked up?

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Where’s SSG? Show yerself!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Oi?

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I was thinking of following you (I’m only a part time stalker) on the Twittersphere, but without a ‘handle’ it’s a tad tricky, or you can have my handle if yewd prefer? Or poo poo the idea full stop?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I think I have a googlemail e-mail address for you. That still active?

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I can use your Blog email if that’s the one?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Perfect

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Just mailed you. 👍

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

 I just gave you a follow

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Consider yourself stalked.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago

Get a room guys… 😁

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Feeling left out? Not part of the crowd? Alone?
Call this number 116 123 (day or night). 🤪

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Going to my first socially distanced funeral tomorrow in EN11 . The South African virus is now in EN10. Happy days!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Hazmat suits are so de rigueur nowadays.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

White handbag and matching stilettos.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Oooh! Now if eider said that… 😱

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Only allowed between Essexians. 🙂

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

What about giving a tablet to someone, that way you can be there via Zoom. Justa fort. 😎

Last edited 8 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I will be wearing my usual gimp mask.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

On anybody else it would look stupid… 😏

Bru Chimp McG
Bru Chimp McG
8 months ago

Gonna lose on Thurs, what a pile of shiiiiiiite! Won’t lay all the blame with Jose, injuries not helping us either, plus players need to stand up & be counted

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago

Is it just me or does anyone else think Gazzaniga is better than Hart?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Sjd

No debate there, Gazza is better but the homegrown aspect tips the balance. Plus I do think Harts behind the scenes influence is probably better than Gazza’s.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago

To have your number two goal keeper let go in favour of a home grown player is just plain stupid. Find another fringe player to trade for a home grown. GK is a very very important position when called upon.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I wonder how that works, ‘sorry for letting in those two goals chaps, but don’t worry, I’m a winner you know’… 🙃

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Fakinel. Reported the Kent covid-19 mutation has further mutated and is now more resistant to vaccination as well as more contagious. As per Prof Daniel Altman of Imperial College.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago

I’m farking out raged. I have no idea of our identity anymore.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Sjd

I haven’t outed my rage yet as I don’t think the time is right. Once the time is right then my rage will be unleashed!

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago

The time is right. I haven’t post since the last game or during the game to calm down. This is me calm. Fuck off Jose or change your tactics….this is ridiculous.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

The Incredible Hulk?

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Who have we got in the midfield engine room? Højbjerg, Sissoko, Winks, NDombele, Lo Celso, Lamela. It’s not exactly brimming with lots of attacking guile. I really think Lo Celso is missed by Mourinho as the only other attacking midfielder. When we saw Sissoko pushed forward it was a sign of desperation to me. It’s probably why he’s trying to play with overlapping wing backs back without Reguilon that’s pretty rubbish as well. Take out Kane being brilliant at creating and it’s a bleak picture.

Last edited 8 months ago by Chauveljn
Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

The alternative of course is to press like mad and turnover the ball in the opposition third. With the risks that involved of course with a defence that no longer has the pace of Rose and Walker to recover.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

And then’s there Dele. Give him some playing time.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Sorry? What’s wrong with that mid field? Just let them play and see what happens, If JoMo stops turning them all into defenders and we might see what we are really made of….

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Sjd

Yep.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’d suggest that at least 13-14 PL clubs would happily swap their midfielders for that line up. I think we have a perfectly good squad for an easy top 6 finish. Lacking in a few areas, but you could say that about any team. The manager needs to get them playing, that’s his job.

Syd
Syd
8 months ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

Couldn’t agree more

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
8 months ago

Jose has our chaps playing with fear. If there is any kind of game plan, other than the one that tries to defend resolutely and hope the brilliance of Kane and Son will catch the opposition out on the break, I’ve seen little evidence of it.
We’re Jose shite. That’s it.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I like the way Graham Potter is playing with Brighton.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yes he seems quite collected in thought and strategy with limited talent. We have said this before about Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche and Chris Wilder at times. If these guys were french, spanish or italian that would be worth millions

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I agree. Jose has dismantled the confidence our team showed not so long ago and I actually believe we are stronger than what we were at that time. This is a disgrace. 5 defenders against Brighton. Playing players out of position. Sissoko playing right wing back and then he is criticised. Having a striker on the bench we specifically brought in for this type of situation and who has not let us down on nearly every occasion he has worn our shirt.
Doherty – his buy is useless. We have one of the best attacks up front in world footbal. We have N’Dombele, Lo Celso and Pierre in midfield. Lloris between the sticks. Reguilon, Toby and Dier.
Yet we play with FIVE defenders. It’s beyond reproach.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Sjd

Reguilon and Lo Celso weren’t fit Sjd.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yes I understand that but during these down times and not injured and still our tactics were to defend. Look at the possession stats even when they did play even though both are attacking minded players

Chauveljn
8 months ago

I get there’s lots of dissatisfaction with the Special One. What I’d be interested to know is, who would realistically be the next manager with the where-with-all to revitalise the team? Bearing in mind the big problems that exist. Please exclude Nagelsmann as I used the word ‘realistically’.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Nagelsmann! Deal with it..

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

And he’d leave Leipzig for Spurs? I really can’t see it. This guy will be lined up to succeed Klopp in 2 years time is my guess. Deal with that…

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Gotcha.

Last edited 8 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

In the present circumstances with clubs haemorraging money (save the doped clubs), it seems a very awkward time to bring in a new manager. Very little room to make necessary changes. Players are difficult to sell (except at a discount) to fund incomings. Maybe in summer 2022. Until then whoever is in charge is using the same basic squad with all its imbalances.

Last edited 8 months ago by Chauveljn
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8 months ago
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So by your logic JM is the only one at present with the know how to deal with the current circumstances, despite the fact we have seen precious little evidence that he’s turning the clubs fortunes around, and as for money, JM is being paid fortune for what has so far been a pretty average job.
If I recall (it wasn’t that long ago) the club hired a new manager by the name of Pochettino, who knew he would turn that team into PL contenders, four successive top 4 finishes, and two cup finals, all done with limited funds and just a few new signings. People shouldn’t be so eager to forget the past.
the crux of the issue is, finding someone who has the ability to inspire and motivate all those within the club. Is Nagelsmann the right person? Who knows. He has however shown he has the ability to inspire, is tactically astute, and is able to work with and get the best out of young players (should suit Levy’s budget).
Whether Nagelsmann or someone else I couldn’t say, but what we are seeing at the moment is the polar opposite of inspirational.

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Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

My logic? Perhaps you missed my last sentence. I said ‘whoever’. Since when does that just mean Mourinho?

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Every word prior to that infers we’d be best sticking with JM because of these unprecedented times we’re in “awkward time to bring in a new manager”.
If you’re happy with JM then great, I have no issue with that. I don’t have a crystal ball to see the future, I can only make a judgement on what I see, witch is some of the worst footy I can remember.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I can’t have made myself clear. It’s not a good time to manage change, or don’t you think this IS a very awkward time for any manager, let alone a new one? Unprecedented in fact. That doesn’t mean I am happy with Mourinho at the moment as his selling point for me was setting up a team to be difficult to beat. That’s gone out of the window.

Last edited 8 months ago by Chauveljn
Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I am also displeased by Dele not being given a chance. It’s not as if he’d be trying to break into a settled side winning game after game. It doesn’t make sense when we’re crying out for guile and ability.

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

This I totally agree with. I am certain there are a few very disgruntled players in the dressing room and even more scratching their collective heads wondering how they are supposed to play. Regarding Dele, something has definitely happened and credit to him it is not in the public arena. I fear it soon will be though

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Sjd

If I were a player in our ‘pretty talented’ squad, I know I would be more than a little frustrated (and soul destroying) with the negative football the team are being asked to play, who dreams as a kid of sitting deep and defending a 1-0 lead (apart from Arsenal fans), not me.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I wouldn’t make choices like replacing a manager purely because of the pandemic and reduced funds.
It may be that a new manager brings additional revenue into the club much like Poch did. Even in these times the club still has to focus on the future. I would be more concerned if the club decided to spend a lot of money on players.

Last edited 8 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

There it is in a nutshell

Sjd
Sjd
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

What imbalances? We have a very very good team. Jose is creating the imbalance. He is the problem but I can guarantee we cannot afford to pay him out to leave.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I don’t see Levy shipping out Mourinho any time soon. He’s just got Poch off the books so he’ll be very reluctant to pay off Mourinho with the current restriction of finance. Plus he’s a big fan anyway. It’ll only happen if Mourinho starts to self combust which isn’t impossible or there’s significant unrest in the squad or we start to slide down dangerously near the relegation zone. Otherwise it’s Carry On Up the JoMo, at least a fair way into next season I suspect.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

With great sadness, I agree.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Aw, this is a shame: Shkodran Mustafi has terminated his deal at Arsenal and signed a six-month contract at Schalke.

I was hoping that lunk would stick around.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Jim White and Redschnapps trying to inject some excitement into the dullest of transfer deadline days.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
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Jim White, I’ll say no more..

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Aly Gold: Paulo Gazzaniga’s loan move to Elche still expected to go through.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

And just announced.

foeorfreund
foeorfreund
8 months ago

Winter + lockdown + shit Spurs. Boo.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
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.. rah!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Official: Jack Roles has joined League Two side Stevenage on loan for the remainder of the season.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Official: Kazaiah Sterling has joined Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton on loan for the remainder of the season.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Crikey, he musta really annoyed someone.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Manager, Anton McElhone: “I am delighted Kazaiah has signed for us. He is a pacey sharpshooter who can get behind defences and will bring energy to the team.” 

Maybe we should have kept him.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Don’t forget we’ve still got Captain Scarlett!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Looks like Rose has nixed a couple of potential moves. Ready for a Bosman this summer it sounds like.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

What a waste of almost 18 months of his career. I suppose he’s 5 million richer over that time.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

He would still have earned the same money if he’d left.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I’m always torn in these situations. It’s better for Spurs to sell and get him off the wage bill. Better for Danny’s career as well. On the other hand, he has a contract and is fully entitled to collect his money for doing nothing.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

The idea of getting someone off the wage bill is a bit of a misleading phrase as far as I understand it, unless the player initiates the move (with a written transfer request), the club are duty bound to honour the remainder of any contract (- add ons).

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Of course, the unlikely event of Costa turning up just worsens our overload of foreign players. Unless I missed someone, I don’t think we had a single Englishman appear yesterday.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago

Just turned on to Sky’s Transfer Deadline Day. Dead couldn’t be more apt. Can imagine Jim White sobbing in the background wondering about the good old days with Redknapp at the gates of Tottenham. The only business seems to be National League players.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

I sometimes forget how long Hugo has been with us. I missed the fact that Hugo’s start yesterday was his 350th appearance for Spurs. He’d have go some ways to beat Perryman’s 854, but it’s still notable.

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago

We could do with a nasty bastard,we have got nastier but not enough to compete,No excuses for yesterday,but Brighton easily stopped most of our possible attacks with little fouls in our half that never get booked,as much as I hate this part of the game unless we get better at it we don’t stand a chance,VAR is a total piece of shit,they should be drawing the refs attention to diving and break stopping fouls,its the only way to get this awful part of our game stopped imo obviously.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Diego Costa.

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

yep,I know you don’t like him but anything that will help me see Tottenham win the prem before I pop off is very welcome,I can’t get into a debate,my dogs looking for a walk

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

I think you must be mistaking me for someone else. I may have disliked him as a Chelski player, but if he was at Spurs he would be OUR bastard. If he could provide goals or assists I’m fine with that.

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Sorry,mixed you up with SpurAndy

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8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Spose I could hold me nose if he got us a league title. Be difficult though… 😁

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

There’s a reason Atletico released him, coz he’s way past his use by date.
I know yesterday was awful, but seriously, getta grip peeps!

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

And there was a reason PSG released Cavani on a free to Utd,how’s that going? Anyhow it don’t matter now

Chauveljn
8 months ago

I see N17 is one of the postcodes which needs mass testing to search for the South African variant virus.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Official from the Club, Gedson’s loan ends.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Farewell. I hope it works out for the lad elsewhere.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yup, pointless to keep him around.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

He never seemed to be a José player. A panic loan I expect.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

+1

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
8 months ago

If Costa falls over in the opposition penalty box for us he would be a flat white. PENALTY!

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Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Mr Gold:
football.london understands that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy retains his faith in Mourinho and is desperate for him to succeed, having attempted to bring him to the club for years.
Dammit!

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Daniel better get his cheque book out then.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Utd spent more than any other club when JM was there, I don’t think it helped them that much tbh. JM wanted Lindelof, they signed him, then JM dropped him 6 months later and demanded another defender. I’d rather a manager who can inspire the best out of players (like Poch did), something that JM doesn’t seem to be achieving at this point.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

They won stuff while JM was manager so I guess that would count as succeeding as far as Daniel is concerned.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Then r’Denial must still be watching YT vids of JM’s early years, from what we saw last night silverware seems as far away as ever.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Ah yes the good old chairman vote of confidence. So we’ll see the Nagers by next weekend then… 😁

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Sadly not, the Nagers says he’s got a bundle of ironing to do before he can take up the role. He thinks he may be free by Tuesday or Wednesday week..

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Following our fa cup tie next Wednesday

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
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8 months ago

Pochettino to Watford :O

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Maurizio. Farewell and good luck.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Hmmm…..

SkySports: “An unnamed top-six Premier League club has offered Diego Costa the chance to sign for them on a deal until the end of the season.”

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago

I’ve never really got into detesting individual players. A few clubs yes, players, not really bothered. However there are a couple of exceptions that come to mind, ones Wilshire and the others this guy.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

It would not please me either.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago

He has a good relationship with Mourinho so could happen. However he was let go by Atleti in December which doesn’t sound good. Only positive is that it would piss many of the Chelski fans off.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

His zimmer frame would ruin the pitch, so it’s a no from me.

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago

He would be perfect,show some of our nancy boys what passion means

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Hmm, well we’re already boring most fans to tears at the mo so getting a cheating fecker in should just about finish the job.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

The Parrott has landed in Ipswich, lettuce hope this loan works out better than the last one.

Bruxie
Bruxie
8 months ago

We need a new defence.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I can think of more pressing needs..

Bruxie
Bruxie
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Tell me.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

You won’t like it..

Bruxie
Bruxie
8 months ago

Next on my hit list is Sanchez…No bloody idea.

Ship him out with Davies.

Doherty…although not playing, could be next..

Bruxie
Bruxie
8 months ago

So if JM is picking his “best 11” for each match…how badly would we do with the players he has sidelined?

Surely it’s time for Dele.

I can see a dressing room revolt bubbling.

Please can we buy a left sised defender.
I cannot stand to watch Davies anymore.

His fault for the goal and lack of penetration down our left.

Where’s Cirkin?

Bruxie
Bruxie
8 months ago

One for Cas…

Your movement is growing and on the march!

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Don’t encourage him !

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Mwahahahahahahahahaha

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Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Sad to hear Captain Tom is in hospital with Covid.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Yes, very sad. Pneumonia and covid, very tough to deal with

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I also read that Mr T is considering representing himself (not sure that’ll happen), if so I hope he persists with his VF defence strategy
#bonkers.
Dammit! Just read he’s found a cupla mugs to represent him. Shame.

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SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Since he’s charged with inciting an insurrection, that’s a poor defense.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I hear The Don is desperately seeking anyone in the legal profession to represent him.
When you get that call SSG, just remember, you can do more for the cause from within. 👍

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Ill throw him on the mercy of the court.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

I’ll throw him somewhere, anyway.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

What’d we think of Carlos? I thought he gave a decent account in difficult circumstances. Enough to want to see a bit more, for me anyway.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

He certainly showed more heart and effort than others, but we’ll never know if he’s up to the task unless he’s given the minutes.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Agree. It would be nice to see him in a side that was performing like a team. He’s a centre forward not a miracle worker.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago

+ anuvver

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

He had very little service, how many crosses did we put in after he came on ?
I was pretty scathing regarding Bale earlier but looking back, was he any worse than Son or Bergwin?

The players stopped playing for Poch in the end, hope this isn’t history repeating itself.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I thought Bergwijn was one of the only players who at least put a shift in, but like others (there weren’t many), they cant do it by themselves. Too many have gone A.W.O.L.
2 wins in 9 games!

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Reached a new low tonight.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

What’s really depressing is that we know we’ll be seeing this negative crap for some time yet.
#souldestroying

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Didn’t look like the players were bothered about the game, that’s what I find unforgivable.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I suspect the players have had enough of how they are being asked to play.

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DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

If they can’t or won’t give 100% they can all feck off as far as I’m concerned.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I agree, but I don’t think the players are solely to blame.
As an example:
If you are continually asked to do something you don’t believe in then it’s not surprising if you eventually become disenchanted with what your being asked to do, it’s human nature.
I know I would struggle to get motivated if I were asked to play in such a negative manner time and time again.
This is just theory, I have no inside knowledge as to what the real problem is. Please don’t shoot me.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

There seems a real lack of belief. As if they’ve lost their talisman, Harry, and they don’t have any faith in themselves. It’s not just that as we’ve struggled for most of the season but whether there’s tension between some of the players or with Mourinho and his team something is clearly not right. I still mostly like the Mourinho that is interviewed on the TV. He’s not yet gone into grump mode like he did at Manure and Chelski so I’d love him to succeed with us. But the fundemental problem is that the football is boring the arse off me even if we’re winning except for a couple of occasions like Manure, Arse and Citeh. Even if we’d somehow won today playing the way we did it just isn’t good enough me.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I think it may be a lack of faith as well as frustration with the style and tactics JM is persisting with.
I’ve said previously that basing the teams style solely on the counter attack is likely to not end well. Our inability to patiently build attacks and be creative when teams sit deep has been ever-present, struggling to beat teams like Burnley, WBA highlighted problems that were clearly going to be a problem for the team at some point, and that time appears to be now.
The issue I see going forward is that it’s very difficult to change the style of a team overnight to one that’s comfortable in possession (and we’re not).
As someone once said “football’s a funny old game”, and yes we could suddenly hit a winning streak, but even if that were to happen, I think the same potential floors will remain for the foreseeable.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Spurs have 3pts more than this time last season. A season when the manager got sacked after reaching a CL final.

After that you have to go back 12 years to redknapp 1st season for a worse points total.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

At 15 mill a season, for 3 more years, I’d say a real treat of relegation is only way Levy boots Jose. Therefore, Jose working his so called magic is the only way forward.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Or, and this is a massive or, Real want him and he agrees to a move.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

I’m struggling to think if we’ve had a team that has been as uninspiring as this one, I know the 90s weren’t very good, but at least they tried.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Jose saying we gave everything last 30 minutes. Wtf!

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

A statement which simply raises more questions.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Not from me, I think I’ve seen enough.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I think you saw enough rather earlier than this.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Get the feeling from his words he’s trying to build bridges with the players. I’m thinking more and more that they’re not playing for him any more.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Since they hung out Pochettino to dry in 2019, there are questions that go beyond José.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yep the trouble makers in the dressing room that did for Poch are all ready discusing who the next boss will be

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

NAGELSMANN!

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

No pride in this group tonight, they just rolled over.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

So it seems. Less a team, more of a group of acquaintances.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Continuation of the second half against Liverpool. I’m really questioning they’re desire to play for Mourinho. Wondering if if it really is the beginning of the end. Or the end of the beginning. Or the end of the end. Or…

Chauveljn
8 months ago

I’d reply that our second half performances have generally been shite since Christmas.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

According to Mourinho we were much better in the second half.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago

Did nt have to do very much to improve on the first half effort

Chauveljn
8 months ago

From a very very low level. We were awful first half.

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I honestly can’t work it out,were we playing scared?Has JM lost the dressing room?Are we just shite?Are they uncomfortable with the system?I could go on and on.
Did I notice relief in Bales face when he was substituted?Why did my Dad take me to see this shower of fucks when I was 8 and get me hooked?Why are my testicles hanging lower?Questions questions and more fakin questions

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Gravity.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
8 months ago

Flacidity..

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

I don’t get it, we were pitiful tonight.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
8 months ago

Anyone want a bag of dead Seagulls? One psychotic owner.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

That’s a very personal question!

Funkenschlag!
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It’s never stopped Wassa before..

Chauveljn
8 months ago

The magic touch of Doctor Tottenham doesn’t disappoint.

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Chauveljn
8 months ago

Don’t worry, Chelsea next with a new German manager. What could possibly go wrong?

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Then West Brom who however rubbish they are al ways play like a combined Real Madrid /Barca at their peak against us..