Leeky defence or Dragon slayers?

So Wolves was another thwump of a performance, and here Spurs are back among the also-rans again: I read one pithy comment that our title-tilt this year lasted just under a week, and an article with the title Bottlenham Bottlespur. Ho, ho, ho. What festive fun.

Personally, I’ve never 100% believed we have the depth of squad to win the title this season, but I do still believe that maybe, just maybe, we can. Running out of steam against a well-organised Wolves outfit in our fourth game in eleven days doesn’t really change that for me – how we react to this set-back against Cardiff on Tuesday will be more indicative of where we might eventually end up, and, perhaps even more so, the result between City and Dippers on Thursday.

If Dippers win that, I can’t see the title being won by anyone else. I’d love it if it was, as I hate them, hate them so much, but that would take one hell of a collapse from a team yet to lose a Premier League match this season.

If City can beat them, though, and we can beat Cardiff, we’ll be seven points behind the league leaders. The last time Dippers came close to winning the Prem, in 13-14, despite leading the table at Christmas, they were down to fourth after 24 games, eight points behind table-toppers and eventual also-rans Arsenal (who like to laugh at us for being bottle-jobs and choke-merchants?). Eight games later, the Dippers were back on top of the pile, with their destiny in their own hands, so they’ve proved it themselves that a seven-point gap can be overhauled at this stage of the season, even by a team that had finished the previous season 7th and would finish the following one 6th.

Any more results like the one against Wolves, though, and we’ll be more concerned with what’s happening directly beneath us than what’s going on over our heads. Such a disappointing performance, especially after that spell either side of Kane’s goal in the first half where we could – though not should, as the chances we had were far from clear-cut – have been a couple more goals to the good. The longer the game went on, however, the more likely the Wolves comeback seemed.

Although it’s an understandable opinion, I can’t agree that this one was mainly down to our full-backs, especially given Alli, Eriksen and Son had their poorest games for us in a while, Kane was well contained other than his brilliant turn and finish for his goal, and there were poor performances going on all over the pitch the longer the game went on. Although their equaliser came from a free header at a corner, the phase of play which led to that corner being conceded began with a terrible pass from Eriksen under little pressure high up the pitch, and from the moment that header hit the back of our net I felt the game had home-loss stamped all over it: If there were any tactical substitutions Poch could have made – such as swapping out Trippier and Davies with KWP and Rose – it probably needed to have happened around the fifty-minute mark at the latest to avoid what eventually went on, but we’ve beaten better teams than Wolves in the past with Trippier and Davies playing the whole game and Poch does love to rotate his full-backs, so even hindsight makes that a hard one to call.

Maybe the real issue this game highlighted is that we don’t have a proven game-plan to move to if Eriksen is having an off-day, and we can’t expect Eriksen to perform at his best every single time he takes to the pitch.

Anyway, call me a dumb-dumb, but I’m not about to start being over-harsh on a team and a manager who have just given us an away-win at Arsenal and eleven goals scored against Everton and Bournemouth. As has also been well commented in the press, this was our first defeat to a promoted side in something like thirty matches. It had to happen at some stage. It’s just so gutting it had to happen as soon as we found ourselves sitting pretty in second, and like this.

What I haven’t seen commented on quite so much (or, if it has been, I’ve missed it) is that by this time last season we’d dropped four points at ‘home’ to Swansea and West Brom, who would go on to be relegated, and would later go on to lose at West Brom. So far this season, home and away, we’ve beaten every team we’ve faced beneath Watford in ninth. For now, then, all that matters is maintaining this stat against Cardiff, who, by their own standards, are not having the worst of times considering most pundits would have had them nailed on as already relegated by Christmas. At home they’ve managed to beat Fulham, Brighton, Wolves and Saints since we slightly rode our luck to beat them 1-0 at Wembley back on 6th October, with Leicester and United being the only teams to beat them at the Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd since then – and they’ve just repaid Leicester for that with a one-nil away win at The King Power: As with Wolves, we should beat them if we play to our potential. As with Wolves, they’ll be more than capable of turning us over if we don’t.

As for where we were this time last season, we’d just decimated Saints 5-2 at Wembley in the twentieth round of fixtures and were on our way to Swansea for a two-nil win. In terms of less recent history, this will only be our second league visit to Cardiff’s shiny new stadium, the last one coming on 22nd September 2013 and ending with a ninetieth minute Paulinho stab home from a Lamela cross. That one-nil win left us second in the table, two points above Dippers in fifth. Less than three months later, Dippers would beat us five-nil at The Lane and AVB would be sacked.

Prior to that, due to the differences in divisions, we only ever got to play at the old Ninian Park sporadically – a nil-nil second-division draw in 77 and a one-all draw in 62 being the most recent league games there. The season before that, 11th March 1961, though, and I only have to shut my eyes to imagine Bill Nicholson strolling into the away dressing room and looking around at Brown, Mackay, Dyson, Blanchflower, White, all those other great players, and considering saying something crass and flip and Fergie-like such as ‘Lads, it’s Cardiff’ before deciding he had more class as a person and Spurs had more class as a club and giving a proper team-talk.

Spurs, of course, being Spurs, lost that one 3-2.

Comments
  • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 5:22 pm

    Sonny is doing adverts for Gillette

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 5:46 pm

      Razor Ruddock must be gutted he didn’t get the gig.

      • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 5:52 pm

        Pipped Timmy and Ruudy Gillette. Was a close shave.

        • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 5:53 pm

          ‘Sexy footy’

          • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 5:54 pm

            ‘Timmy, the best a man can get’

            • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 5:57 pm

              ‘Feel the breeze’

              • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:27 pm

                Caption for Son: The World Is Not Enough.

                • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:58 pm

                  ‘Fresh like a sonny breeze’ there it is…boom *drop mike

    • Fat Bertha 02/01/2019 at 7:20 pm

      What on earth has Son got to shave off?

      • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:28 pm

        Hehe. Nice one ‘earth’ . So busy throwing out slogans didn’t even cross me mind he’s a babyface.

  • Matt 02/01/2019 at 5:48 pm

    Loved the quotes from Son today including “I play here with joy”. Pleased to hear the Asian cup has less games. At least he won’t come back knackered.

  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 6:28 pm

    foeorfreund

    Of the relegation candidates, we only have Newcastle, Huddersfield and Palace at home in the run in. I doubt the stadium will be ready for Newcastle on the 2nd Feb, and I expect Huddersfield to already be relegated by the time we play them on the 13th April. So an even larger, smellier crock of shit.

    In an effort to be fair and objective, that puss ridden anal wart Colin had more to say, about Sissoko this time (does he ever stop?):
    “I’ve seen red given for that type of tackle [on Cunningham], but not even a yellow. I don’t understand why he’s not got booked.”
    I’ve no doubt he probably blames Spurs for (amongst many things) the extinction of the dinosaurs, the 1883 krakatoa eruption, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. We certainly weren’t guilty of the last one, Ron assures me he had nothing to do with that…

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 6:32 pm

      You know you have Cas’ attention when he calls someone out as “a puss ridden anal wart.”

      • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 6:43 pm

        Ha ha, you know it HD, that’s only defcon 3…. 😘

        • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:49 pm

          Had a lovely steak and chips, unfortunately the mac cheese didn’t make it on time. Now its ready I thought I’d find a side condiment, as I didnt fancy it’s simple form. The choice I made (having a 5 minute deliberation) was quite wonderful. Have a guess, what would you guys do?

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:31 pm

    Sissys foot was on the floor. Big standard challenges More likely to have injured himself, saying that ….maybe not.

    • cavey 02/01/2019 at 6:52 pm

      I wouldn’t mind but the callenges coming in from the Cardiff donkeys were nothing short of thuggery.

      • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:56 pm

        Yeah Caves , he’s deflecting the attention away from their poor performances , they were not up for this at all. Only makes himself and his team look a bit silly.

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 6:32 pm

    *bog

  • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 7:05 pm

    Pulisic signs for Chelsea for $73M. Good player, good upside, excellent for USA but silly money. Where oh where does all this end or does it?

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 7:17 pm

      Could be pounds

      • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 7:18 pm

        $$$$$$

        58 mil Pounds

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:15 pm

    And ‘Pull a Sicky’ he shall be called. Very good player, bit of a punt (as they all are I spose) but they need him (or someone) that’s for sure.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 7:34 pm

      Must mean Hazard, William or Pedro is offski?

      • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:38 pm

        Eden to Madrid..has to be.

        • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:40 pm

          Therefore no need to worry about Eriksen going there this summer.

          • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:43 pm

            Nope. He’s orf to Barca. 😉

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:20 pm

    ‘Pull a stitch’

  • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 7:28 pm

    HD
    Pulisic signs for Chelsea for $73M. Good player, good upside, excellent for USA but silly money. Where oh where does all this end or does it?

    1st Thought: excellent for USA Football and growing the game in the states.
    2nd Thought: Chelsea; why’d it have to be fakkin’ Chelsea.

    • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:30 pm

      He’ll get a game 🤣

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 7:30 pm

      3rd thought:

      When is the last time we bought a 45m player

      • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 7:32 pm

        Year and a half ago. Davinson Sanchez cost about that amount.

        • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:05 pm

          Yes it was a one off

        • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:06 pm

          Almost semantics but not quite

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:33 pm

    Soldado (with inflation).

  • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:37 pm

    What gets me about the Pulisic transfer is, when will schoolboys realise joining the Chelsea academy is guaranteed to be the slow train to nowhere? The best they can hope for is loan deals to mediocre PL teams at best.
    They’ll always be passed over for an import. Chelsea don’t use their talented youth players.

    • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:40 pm

      Will Sarri be in a job if they don’t make top 4 ?

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:43 pm

        Who knows? He probably will pip Arsenal to 4th.

        • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:45 pm

          I expect them to finish 4th. Pretty nailed on. Yanited and Arse will both give em a good go.

        • Matt 02/01/2019 at 7:45 pm

          That’s a tough one; who do I want to miss 4th place most…? Head says Chelsea, heart says Arse.

          • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:51 pm

            Well, Europa League again for Arsenal sounds good to me. Then it might sink in to the red and white half of North London that the Champions League is now ancient history for them.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 7:56 pm

              I wanna see chavs make champions league, goons ropey (cos they goons) and Mancs ropey too as that’ll be less appealing for managers & players come end of season..

              • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:59 pm

                Exactly.

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:41 pm

      They’d be better advised to join Fulham or Palace…

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 7:41 pm

    He’s obviously confident so fair play…or stupid only time will tell.

    • Matt 02/01/2019 at 7:44 pm

      Any views on this Hull winger were meant to be interested in? Just turned 22 and making waves in Championship apparently?

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 7:48 pm

        Jarrod Bowen is scoring plenty of goals. Considering they’ve won their last three games and that includes a two nil away win at Leeds, they are only midtable and 7 points off the playoffs. Seems rather odd.

        • Matt 02/01/2019 at 8:05 pm

          I love it when we’re linked to a young English player. Last one was some bloke called Alli who can’t have been any good as he was 5m and playing in League 1.

          • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 8:13 pm

            He was a genuine youngster. Bowen, 22, where’s he been hiding?

        • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 8:12 pm

          Bowen is 23 on June 30th (same birthday as my youngest). So no spring chicken. Would we risk 20 million I wonder?

      • Fat Bertha 02/01/2019 at 8:08 pm

        No. None.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 7:59 pm

    F*ck off with the Thatcherisms, Sky!

    • Fat Bertha 02/01/2019 at 8:07 pm

      🎶Random🎶

    • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 8:07 pm

      Er, nope, yer lost me there…

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 8:14 pm

      Qué¿

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 8:28 pm

      Commentator before the Toon/Manure game: “Where there was discord, he has brought union, where there was despair he has brought hope”.

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:10 pm

    Wolves look like tosses in this one

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:11 pm

      Ers

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:17 pm

    Townsend has a go… Spends lots of the time on the floor too

    • gavlav 02/01/2019 at 8:24 pm

      Watching the Blue Scum game. Fair to say it’s been atrocious so far.

      • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:28 pm

        Good Gav!

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:25 pm

    If Newcastle go down who’d accept Rondon as a back up striker?
    Also fuck Cheatski and Arseanul is rather see Manure get 4th, but who cares what I think 🤔

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:25 pm

      *i’d

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 8:26 pm

        Nah, screw United. Let the decline continue.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 8:28 pm

          Yep.

        • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:31 pm

          Careful what u wish for

          • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 8:34 pm

            It’s a double edged one really, they don’t make ropey, less attractive for Poch..

            • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:37 pm

              Don’t think that matters. He isn’t going though

            • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:37 pm

              He will go regardless if he wants to, I’ve Asked him and he said fuck Man U I’m a YID 👍

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 8:30 pm

      Manure every day, also might make Ole more permy.

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:38 pm

      Rondon any takers?

      • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 8:44 pm

        Probably a slight upgrade on Llorente

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 8:29 pm

    Schindler’s lost.

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:35 pm

    How much do we get this season from the premier league TV money, and how much for the UCL will we likely get for getting to the last 16?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 8:38 pm

      Base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
      Group match victory: €2,700,000
      Group match draw: €900,000
      Round of 16: €9,500,000
      Quarter-finals: €10,500,000
      Semi-finals: €12,000,000
      Losing finalist: €15,000,000
      Winning the Final: €19,000,000

      These amounts are aggregated but don’t include the share of the market pool.

      • gavlav 02/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

        So it’ll pay for Sissoko when we win it then. Nice

        • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:42 pm

          Sissoko is a book Gav

      • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

        Didn’t we get £54m’ish last year from the CL?

      • Matt 02/01/2019 at 8:40 pm

        So that Barca game was a 9.5m game? Am I reading that correctly?

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 8:41 pm

          Yup.

    • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 8:38 pm

      A rough guess:
      PL about £130m
      CL about £50m

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:38 pm

    I think 11 mil somebody said for the16 bit
    Maybe +30

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

    2-3 watford

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

      3-3

      • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

        39 mins

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:41 pm

    Bourne and Wtf
    Wildgame

    • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 8:45 pm

      Just saw the highlights. Bourne have an identity.
      Bloody sight better than than the Chelsea game I’m watching.

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:51 pm

        Hehe 😂

      • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:52 pm

        Watching that one and Wolves but
        Palace been better

  • cavey 02/01/2019 at 8:47 pm

    I’d love to get Brooks from Bournemouth!

    • Hartley 02/01/2019 at 8:48 pm

      Max Meyer from Fulham, ready made for Poch.

      • Hartley 02/01/2019 at 8:58 pm

        *Palace

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 8:48 pm

      ^ this, I have embraced that a couple of times.

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 8:52 pm

      Perv

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 8:55 pm

    Haven’t seen this many draws since school lunchtimes behind the sheds.

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 8:56 pm

      😜

      • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 9:00 pm

        The smoking variety of course, I’m not a bloody perv

        • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:10 pm

          I’ll be the judge of that! 😂

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 8:56 pm

    Toon doing very well.

    • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 8:59 pm

      Coulda, shoulda taken the lead.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:00 pm

        Only 15 goals for them so far this season tells a sorry tale.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:01 pm

    Just 59 left in the Nutty Spurs League now.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 9:10 pm

      I must be 59th then.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:01 pm

    Brighton lead! Yeehah!

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:03 pm

      0-2 now.

      • Hartley 02/01/2019 at 9:04 pm

        Yay

      • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:07 pm

        #smirkingemojiface

  • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 9:05 pm

    Ah, Spammers getting turned over. Me likey.

    • cavey 02/01/2019 at 9:07 pm

      Me tooey

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 9:11 pm

        Me threeey

        • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:12 pm

          Quad

  • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:10 pm

    I can’t figure out if The Racists are shit or whether Hasenpfeffer has The Saints playing that much better. I think I’ll stick with shit just because it’s Chelsea.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 9:11 pm

      He’s def got em playing better..

      • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:11 pm

        Quite true

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:13 pm

      My mum is from Austria and she saw his name on the tv week or two back and bust out laughing.
      Translation is Rabbit hutch. 😂

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:15 pm

      If they get relegated it could be rabbit stew, but they are playing better.

  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:10 pm

    Ha ha, great shot from Rashford…

    • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 9:14 pm

      I wanna see Mancs do really well but just finish short of 4th by a single point, or goal diff!!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:11 pm

    I do believe it went backwards.

  • gavlav 02/01/2019 at 9:12 pm

    Spam equalised

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:13 pm

      👎

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 9:13 pm

      Boooooo!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 9:15 pm

      I do like felipe Anderson!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:12 pm

    Six times parity restored.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 02/01/2019 at 9:14 pm

    Amazing innit? We can’t manage a fackin draw in 25 attempts but all 12 sides tonight are heading for one again. What do we have to do?

    • McG ⚽⚽ 02/01/2019 at 9:18 pm

      I hate draws, much prefering this season…

      • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:20 pm

        I prefer a nice cold draw at the bar.🍺

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:18 pm

      I’ll take one at City 👍

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:19 pm

        All wins before then of course 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 9:19 pm

      Draw

  • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:21 pm

    This Angus Gunn, kid goalie for Southampton, making his debut, is doing well.

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:21 pm

      Unlike the Newcastle keeper!!

  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:22 pm

    Farquit!

  • Elyid 02/01/2019 at 9:22 pm

    Bollocks

  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:24 pm

    I blame you lot, talking about draws… 🙂

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:25 pm

    My mum is watching the Manure game and just asked me “where is the Korean guy (Sonny)?
    😂😂😂

    • Elyid 02/01/2019 at 9:26 pm

      😂😂

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:27 pm

      He is busy doing razor blade commercials.

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:28 pm

        Imagine the profile he has in S E Asia!

        • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:29 pm

          Massive, he is THE superstar.

          • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:32 pm

            He’s a spreadsheet guy bought by Levy just to get us more fans in Asia.

            • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 9:33 pm

              The spreadsheet is working well.

            • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:34 pm

              That’s rather cynical from you Shelfy!

            • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:35 pm

              Don’t forget he scored over 20 in his previous season in Germany

              • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:39 pm

                I was being tongue in cheek. Remembering what another blogger said about him.

                • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 9:58 pm

                  What he says about EVERYONE Levy buys. Any academy players are just flukes who will get found out too.

                  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:59 pm

                    What academy?

                • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:59 pm

                  And he’s definitely not a striker…

    • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:28 pm

      Park played for them a while ago. Maybe she was remembering him?

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:30 pm

        She never watched football but staying with me she has no choice! She said Sonny was a sweet looking young man!

      • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:33 pm

        She sounds like the kind of Mom that herself is very sweet.

        • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:35 pm

          Yes HD she is the best!

          • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:36 pm

            Terrific, wish mine was still with us.

            • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:43 pm

              ☹️

        • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 9:41 pm

          I saw a report a while back that in the ROK, reports showing the Premier League table show the club badge in relation to position. Liverpool badge at #1, Hudds badge at 20, etc. But with Spurs, the badge isn’t shown; it’s a picture of Son. He is Spurs as far as the ROK think.

  • Elyid 02/01/2019 at 9:27 pm

    Toon have been woeful in front of goal

  • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 9:33 pm

    61 Spurs Nut 🌰
    Commentator before the Toon/Manure game: “Where there was discord, he has brought union, where there was despair he has brought hope”.

    Are United being managed by the actual Messiah then? I thought he was over at Anfield.

    • Elyid 02/01/2019 at 9:34 pm

      😂😂

    • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:35 pm

      🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷

  • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 9:37 pm

    Well done Saints!!

    • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:38 pm

      Yes!

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:45 pm

        👍👍👍

        • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:47 pm

          Dogged defense. Very little attacking ambition until Shane Long came on at half time for Ings
          Definitely 2 points dropped for the racists

          • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:48 pm

            Bloody marvellous!

            • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:49 pm

              And Willian picked up an injury.

              • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:01 pm

                Ha ha ha ha.

                (He’ll be packing his bags with Pulisic signing. And fack off with my compliments.)

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 02/01/2019 at 9:38 pm

    Toon commit Hari Kari.

    • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 9:48 pm

      Weren’t we linked with him a couple of windows ago?

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:46 pm

    Yanited is this set up will leave gaps that the mighty Tottenham will exploit, I can see us getting a few 👍

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:05 pm

      Excellent. Three results for them that will make them overconfident.

      • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 10:06 pm

        Four wins out of four for OGS.
        They don’t need Poch.

        • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:12 pm

          Nope. Let’s face it, Poch screwed up against Wolves whilst OGS has been faultless.

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:49 pm

    Chelsea will win nothing with Sarri in charge.

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:07 pm

      Who’s Sarri now
      Who’s Sarri now
      Who’s heart is aching for breaking each vow
      Who’s sad and blue
      Who’s crying too
      Just like I cried over you

      (Apologies to Connie Francis!)

      • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 10:33 pm

        I’m Sarri
        (So Sarri) So Sarri
        Please accept my apology
        But love is blind
        And I was too blind to see

        (Apologies to Brenda Lee)

        • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:51 pm

          Touché 😀

  • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:52 pm

    Great miss by Pogba

    • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 9:54 pm

      He’s no Son, that’s fo sho.

    • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:54 pm

      Great run finished like Lukaku 😂

  • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 9:55 pm

    All 12 Chelsea outfield players had one or more shots against Southampton. Saints resolute or Chavs can’t finish?

    • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 9:57 pm

      Poor finishing. Keeper made a couple of routine saves. For example Hazard was clean through but blasted it at the keeper.

      • SeattleSpursGuy 02/01/2019 at 10:01 pm

      • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 10:04 pm

        I don’t think Sarri is getting the best out of the squad he has at his disposal hence my statement up there 🔝

        • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 10:08 pm

          Playing Kante as a forward sums it up for me.

          • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:10 pm

            Dogmatic chump. He totally ignored the facts, Kante was the lynchpin of two title winning teams. Seems to be of no relevance to the new Mr Magoo.

            • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 10:12 pm

              And a World Cup winning team!

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 9:59 pm

    Nice little cushion between us and the racists, lovely 😊

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:11 pm

      And they dangle invitingly to be chased by Arsenal and United. Nice pressure.

  • Freund or Foe 02/01/2019 at 10:00 pm

    Tee hee

  • Sexy Beast 02/01/2019 at 10:12 pm

    I really like the boy Rashford he would be phenomenal under the guidance of a coach like Pooch 👀

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 10:14 pm

      Yeah, he’s had a shit youth without a decent coach so far. To his credit he’s kept going.

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 10:27 pm

    Sexy Beast
    Yanited is this set up will leave gaps that the mighty Tottenham will exploit, I can see us getting a few

    I think we will do them

  • merrance 02/01/2019 at 10:27 pm

    after colin changed his tactics at half time and told his boys we dont like it up us and he set the dogs of war on us.He ended up with 2 injured players . Now he is whining about us.GLAD EL POCHO EQUIPPED OUR BOYS AGAINST ANTI FOOTBALL

  • merrance 02/01/2019 at 10:28 pm

    *4 INJURED

    • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:38 pm

      Good.

  • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 10:30 pm

    Liverpool need a doing tommorow
    Maybe Walker on Salad

    • merrance 02/01/2019 at 10:33 pm

      Outside the box of course

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:42 pm

        In the tunnel.

  • merrance 02/01/2019 at 10:39 pm

    walker will be tugging shirts tomorrow

    • Fat Bertha 02/01/2019 at 11:31 pm

      Lifting shirts

  • Caspurs 02/01/2019 at 11:02 pm

    MoTD bias as uniturd are on first, when the game only had 2 goals.

    • Freund or Foe 02/01/2019 at 11:08 pm

      Match uf the day.

  • AntSpurs 02/01/2019 at 11:10 pm

    Shearer will be pleased

  • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:27 pm

    Mike Dean. 16 PL games, 69 yellows, 4 yellow+red, 5 straight reds.
    Wow! Some going.

    • Shelfy 02/01/2019 at 11:32 pm

      Wow 4 and a half yellows per game and a red more than every other game.

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:35 pm

        He’s card happy. I think that much has been known for a while, and he’s no friend of Spurs.

  • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:46 pm

    Ronwol196061
    Liverpool need a doing tommorow
    Maybe Walker on Salad

    A well aimed kick to the Jewels of the Nile perhaps?

    • Freund or Foe 02/01/2019 at 11:51 pm

      I sphinx that’s a great idea.

      • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 11:54 pm

        Hit ‘em in the sarcophagus.

      • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:57 pm

        I want to see a match with plenty of (Cleopatra’s) needle.

        • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 11:58 pm

          When Elizabeth Taylor was Cleopatra I wanted to see her naked.

          • Chauvelin 02/01/2019 at 11:59 pm

            Yes, I bet her National Velvet was a thing to behold.

            • HD 🇺🇸 03/01/2019 at 12:00 am

              She cried Virginia Wolf

              • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:01 am

                She had a great asp.

                • HD 🇺🇸 03/01/2019 at 12:04 am

                  She was known to be a tamed shrew.

              • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:02 am

                She’s playing for Burton Albion

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 11:54 pm

      Right up his red sea

    • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 11:55 pm

      Do we need pyramidfielder?

      • HD 🇺🇸 02/01/2019 at 11:56 pm

        We might get Suezed.

        • Ronwol196061 02/01/2019 at 11:59 pm

          Must be a Riyad Mahrez joke there somewhere..

          • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:04 am

            I’ll admahrez him if he inspires a victory.

            • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:04 am

              👍

  • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:00 am

    De Bruyne should Mark Anthony

    • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:02 am

      Let’s hope City Caeser their chances.

      • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:03 am

        *Caesar…oops!

      • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:03 am

        If they don’t they will be a Mido table team

  • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:08 am

    I can see The Klopps as a New Flower Pot Men show. Kloppadopflop

    • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:14 am

      Are you suggesting they like Weed?

      • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:35 am

        Well the Gardner left it wide open

        • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:36 am

          I agree Klopp seems rather potty.

          • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:38 am

            I just hope City can prune his lead.

          • merrance 03/01/2019 at 1:27 pm

            kolopollolop

  • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:10 am

    Watching The Sinner Series 2

    • HD 🇺🇸 03/01/2019 at 12:13 am

      First Season was great, I need to get with two.

      • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 12:41 am

        It’s on US something

        • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:00 pm

          What’s it about?

  • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 11:27 am

    IT’S THE BIGGEST GAME IN THE HISTORY OF SPORT!
    Sick of this nonsense already. If they built it up any more, Trump would employ them for the border project.

    • Caspurs 03/01/2019 at 11:47 am

      I can’t wait for this clash of titans, Beer✔️ snacks✔️.
      I guarantee Chaves v Feirense will not disappoint.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 03/01/2019 at 11:48 am

      I thought they’d peaked at ‘Red Monday’, clearly that was just a warm up act. Will the world ever be the same again…

  • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 12:08 pm

    Eriksen contract fest in the media. Am I being over sensitive?
    The following players are also out of contract in summer 2020….
    Citeh- Gundogen, David Silva, Fernandinho
    Racists- Hazard, Willian, Pedro
    Manure-De Gea, Martial, Darmian (and also Mata, Jones and Herrera this summer)

    Ok, maybe Hazard is being sold by the media too, but what about the others???

    • Caspurs 03/01/2019 at 12:29 pm

      Oh FoF my little Lotus flower, you forgot to mention Poch is already telling Woodward which players he wants… 😘

      • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 12:32 pm

      • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:57 pm

        Kane, Dele, Eriksen (of course), Son, Winks, Skipp, Foyth, Rose.

        • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 12:58 pm

          At least that’s the stadium paid off.

  • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:14 pm

    Just read that Barry Daines, who is now 67, had a heart attack before Christmas and is in hospital recovering.
    Best wishes to the big man.

    • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:27 pm

      • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 1:30 pm

        This was before my time, or probably around the time I was born. I can only name maybe 8-10 players, including ex England wicket keeper Jack Russell, far right, middle row.

        • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 1:52 pm

          This was after my time

          • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:55 pm

            78/79, this was exactly my time.

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 03/01/2019 at 2:01 pm

              #metoo

              • Hartley 03/01/2019 at 2:04 pm

                That makes three of us.

        • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:53 pm

          Just for you FoF 😘:

          Back row : Chris Jones, Ricardo Villa, Colin Lee, John Lacy, Ian Moores, Glenn Hoddle, Gerry Armstrong, Keith Burkinshaw.

          Middle row : Peter Taylor, Jimmy Holmes, John Duncan, Mark Kendall, Barry Daines, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor.

          Front row : Ossie Ardiles, John Gorman, Steve Perryman, John Pratt, Micky Stead, Neil McNab.

          • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 1:55 pm

            Where’s Jimmy Dimmock?

            • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 1:59 pm

              Dunno. Is it his round?

            • McG ⚽⚽ 03/01/2019 at 2:22 pm

              1921 is Jimmy..

          • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:00 pm

            Yep, I got 10 including Keith. Call myself a fan?!??!

            • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:02 pm

              Micky Stead was definitely best forgotten.

              • Hartley 03/01/2019 at 2:11 pm

                He was thank you very much.

            • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:13 pm

              Keith added Crooks, Archibald, Clemence and discovered Roberts, Galvin and Miller in the lower leagues to take that squad and make it very special.

              • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:17 pm

                So Paul Miller was his fault?? I’ll let him off, just about.

                • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:28 pm

                  Actually he was a Spurs yoof player. I was wrong there.

                  • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:29 pm

                    I bet bloody Levy had something to do with it.

              • Hartley 03/01/2019 at 2:18 pm

                I once got very, very drunk with Tony Galvin.
                Two drunk Yorkshiremen in the West End, nobody could understand a fucking word what we said.
                Paul Miller was shit btw.

                • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:40 pm

                  I reckon a detailed version of that story would make a good blog, Harts. Do it, fruitbat.

                  • Hartley 03/01/2019 at 3:00 pm

                    I will submit a daft blog at some point this year but don’t hold your breath and keep your expectations low.

                    • Flat Oeuf 03/01/2019 at 3:02 pm

                      Exactly how I’m feeling about tonight’s game.

        • HD 🇺🇸 03/01/2019 at 2:34 pm

          It was obviously all about playing with big hair.

          • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 4:11 pm

            Perms were literally the big thing.

  • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 1:55 pm

    foeorfreund
    IT’S THE BIGGEST GAME IN THE HISTORY OF SPORT!
    Sick of this nonsense already. If they built it up any more, Trump would employ them for the border project.

    Trump should employ Pink Floyd

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 03/01/2019 at 2:46 pm

      Since this morning in excited anticipation I’ve pissed meself twice, had an involuntary evacuation of my bowels and suffered a prolapse. Nobody should have to ensure this level of thrilling intensity.

  • Ronwol196061 03/01/2019 at 1:58 pm

    Chauvelin
    What’s it about?

    Its fantastic and a mystery so any comments really wouldn’t help
    Its best just to watch
    Its cleverly written, edited, acted from beginning to end

    • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:00 pm

      OK. Some things defy verbal explanation, which is really what moving pictures should excel at.

    • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:01 pm

      Just binged watched Ozark. Bloody love it.

    • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:26 pm

      My bestie pal told me I had to watch “Power”, him and his missus love it.
      After watching about 30mins, I’ve decided him and his missus have terrible TV taste.

      • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:29 pm

        I really enjoyed Preacher.

        Am I a wrong ‘un?

        • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:30 pm

          Never heard of it. But yes ;-D

          • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 2:34 pm

            Comic book battle between heaven and hell and those in between, played out in the Deep South. Gory comedy violence by the bucketload.

            Particularly enjoyed that the psychotic demon gunslinger was played by ‘Nicey Nicey’ Ackerman from Red Dwarf 8.

            • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:34 pm

              I’ll check it aaaght.

  • Sexy Beast 03/01/2019 at 2:00 pm

    Afternoon peeps!

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 03/01/2019 at 2:02 pm

      I knew you was up to no good.

      • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 2:05 pm

        Peepy blinder.

  • Sexy Beast 03/01/2019 at 3:16 pm

    I see plenty of the sick notes are returning to training, new year cheer!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 03/01/2019 at 3:52 pm

    “If you like Star Trek, you’ll love Harry Potter.”
    Words of ‘wisdom’from a 19 year old girl at Stratstone Land Rover in Newcastle.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 03/01/2019 at 3:55 pm

      I see the daft moo got it the wrong way round..

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 03/01/2019 at 3:57 pm

        You win a prize! 🤜🏼💥

    • Chauvelin 03/01/2019 at 4:08 pm

      Next villain in Discovery? Three hundred year old wizard on the rampage.

  • Bruxie 03/01/2019 at 5:08 pm

    Well I’m looking fwd to tonight’s match.

    What’s wrong with you lot…?

    It’s footy.

    Even Poch is watching it.

    • HD 🇺🇸 03/01/2019 at 5:09 pm

      I am with you Bruxie. Eyes wide open 👀 to it here in the Heartland.

    • foeorfreund 03/01/2019 at 5:13 pm

      I’m looking forward to it too, Brux, just sick of the media frenzy. But I suppose they wouldn’t be the media if they didn’t frenzy.

  • merrance 03/01/2019 at 5:11 pm

    we are are not playing again tonight are we?

  • Flat Oeuf 03/01/2019 at 5:14 pm

    3 points tonight lads:

    https://flatoeuf.com/title-decider

  • Sexy Beast 03/01/2019 at 6:53 pm

    I never wish injuries on other teams but I wouldn’t mind seeing Salah, Van Dyke and their keeper leave the pitch in an air ambulance 😂

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