McG’s McBloeug

Who do we keep, who do we sell, who to swap??!

Morning all, before we go any further, have a great bank holiday everyone!! These were my thoughts/hopes regarding this summer’s transfer activities…

My choices below are based solely on squad strength for next season, nothing more. I’ve no interest in depleting resale values, age, or whether I think this player is a better person off field than that. It’s simply down to how best we strengthen given our constraints.

I’ll start with one of my favourites; Dembele. For me he stays, no doubt in my mind whatsoever. I appreciate he’s ageing, that he may require wrapping in cotton wool, but the stats don’t lie. His average pass completion last season was 92.7%, phenomenal.  Mousa played vs Madrid, Juve, Man U, Liverpool, Goons & Chavs, big game player, one of our more experienced too. Until we find an adequate replacement, give him the three year extension (we can still sell in a season’s time if we decide) where’s the problem? This campaign he managed 2214 minutes having recovered from an ankle operation. Putting that into perspective; on average over the last six seasons, he’s managed 2300 mins per season. Why keep? It’s quite simple: are we stronger or weaker without him? For me, weaker. So until we find an adequate replacement, he stays. At 30 years of age, there’s still a few miles in the tank, he’s not quite a 35 year old Ya Ya yet.

Jugs (another of my fav’s). This is a tough tough call. In an ideal world I’d say keep without doubt! It’s not an ideal world, & we have to sell players to raise funds for new purchases. 40/50/60 mil for a 29 year old who won’t sign, how do we turn that down? Defensively, we’ve just had one of our best seasons for decades, mostly without his involvement. Previously I’ve enjoyed 3 at the back, but having sold Walker, & with Rose’s injury, I thought we were better playing a back 4, allowing for an additional attack minded player. Currently we have Verts, Sanchez, Dier, Davies & 4th that can play CB. One cheap replacement & utilise the proceeds to strengthen elsewhere would be my preference. My one stipulation for departure would be that we sell abroad. I’m loving Verts & I’m loving Sanchez btw!

Wanyama, keep, the guy was a monster before his injury. We wouldn’t get top dollar for him after last season, & again I couldn’t see us bringing in a stronger replacement for the money. When at his best, I prefer him to Dier at DM.

This one will no doubt raise a few eyebrows, but I’d have rid of Trippier. Yeah he can cross, but he doesn’t have the pace or ability to be a truly great player. Do I see us winning the prem or champions league with this guy in our side? No. Time & again I’ve watched him get skinned, Sane ripping him a new one last season was enough for me. Harsh, but we’d get good money to buy an upgrade.

What about Aurier??! I’d give him one more season on the bench & see if Poch can get a tune. We won’t get anywhere near the funds we’d receive for Tripps.

Coco (ol’ snake hips), another we should retain imho. Can’t see anyone paying a fair price given his recent injuries, & how do you upgrade without spending north of 50mil? I love his attitude & work rate, & have not forgotten the player we had just before this hipster  injury. I want quality options from the bench, a player capable of pushing for 1st team action, here he is.

Sissy, ta ta pal! I’m not a hater, his attitude has been decent, he puts in a shift, just not good enough, especially at 90k p/wk.

Llorente, again bye bye, nothing really needs saying. Nice guy, doesn’t suit our style of play…

Davies or Rose? I’d keep Rose & sell Davies, based purely on footballing ability (more raised eyebrows). Jose ain’t interested in Davies & there’s good reason for that. I hope Rose lives up to his word, knuckles down & works hard to regain his place, he’s a player.

 

Outs:

Toby, Sissy, Trips, Davies, Llorente, NK-Done, Janssen.

Ins:

Sessegnon, Kovacic (bed him in for a year, then move Dembele on), Martial, Evans & Vrsaljko.

 

Our 1st team squad would now look like:

GK: Hugo, Vorm, Gazza

Defence: Rose, Sessegnon, Verts, Sanchez, Evans, 4th, Vrsaljko, KWP, Aurier

Midfield: Dembele, Kovacic, Dier, Wanyama, Lamela, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Moura, Winks.

CF: King Kane & Martial.

That’s 24 players & would leave room for a couple of youngsters from the crappy academy.

If Levy were to sanction an additional 60/70 mil to player sales, I wouldn’t call this the impossible dream!!

 

So, that’s what I’d like to see happen, I’d be interested to hear what everyone else thinks & their hopes/aspirations for this coming window….

PS, If anyone disagrees with any of the above, they automatically incur a lifetime blog ban!!

 

PPS No, they won’t (Flat Oeuf)

 

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

Comments
  • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 9:24 am

    Great bloeug McG (I haven’t read it yet). Out today but will give my worthless thoughts laters.

  • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 10:45 am

    Selling Trippier and Davies is certainly a little controversial, if only in terms of the fact that they are bedded in, good squad players (I agree neither of them are good enough to be our predominant first choice, 1st XI players if we aspire to win the PL or CL).

    Keeping Rose and Aurier, however, only makes sense if Poch can:

    1. Forgive Rose ‘publicly’ (goes against his ‘code of honour’) and reinstate him as the number 1 left back.
    2. Figure out how to rein in Aurier’s brain farts. The pens must stop.

    It’s amazing that we have Jansen AND Llorente both on the books. I never rated Janssen, much as I liked his attitude. Llorente, I thought would be a good alternative if we wanted to disrupt the bus parkers in the centre, rather than forever trying to tiptoe our way through the middle of a sea of bodies and boots.

    • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 11:16 am

      Nice bloggage McG. 👍
      The idea of replacing Tripps, Davies, oh sod it, actually all of our fullbacks isn’t something I think is overly unreasonable (not in one transfer window though).
      Two seasons ago we had the best and most dynamic defence in the league, fullbacks with pace to spare allowing us to play a back three, which I feel is our best formation.
      Trips and Davies, have a good cross in them but no pace, Aurier’s brain farts? Sadly I fear it’s more serious than that, and more comparable to him having a permanent cerebral enema. With the role of wingback becoming an increasingly vital position within modern teams, is it too much to hope for a player to possess pace, ball playing ability of a midfielder and defensive nouse? Yes.
      As for looking to supplement the squad, I feel that time has gone. We are now at the stage where we need to sign first team players if we are to compete at the highest level, if other teams can assemble squads consisting of first team quality players, why can’t Spurs?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 12:45 pm

        Cheers you two, I think Poch is gonna reward Trips & Davies with new contracts from what I’ve been reading? Reckon we’re sticking with a back four..

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 11:29 am

    I think we need an upgrade on Dembele,McG and not because he isnt good. We could do with a great CM someone who can control the middle and yet make things happen more than Dembele. Dembele does a lot,he is very strong and also very nimble with his feet. He passes well. I just dont see him with a great vision to push us forward. With either Dier or Wanyama behind him I think we need someone more proactive in getting us more forward.
    I just noticed McG that you threw Kovacic in there and Sessegnon. Of course that is different. But its difficult to mix the real with the unreal as part of that is Levys job and he doesnt have the final word,both RM and Fulham do.
    Yes would love Kovacic and Sessegnon.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 12:38 pm

      Yep, I’d like to see an upgrade on Dembele too, my choice would be Kovacic, I’m just not sure we should have rid this summer. If his replacement doesn’t slot straight in, we’ll be weaker in the middle of the park were my thoughts.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 1:38 pm

        I dont think should get rid but maybe he wants out.
        I also think in those last games Dembele tried to be something he is not and thats why he faktered. he is good with a strong tough games controlling and guarding the ball and moving the ball on.He tried to hard to impress the Europeans I think and tried too hard and got egg on his face.Great at what he does but limited but if we could Id keep him too McG

  • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 11:53 am

    Tee hee..
    #Spurs official trolling

    • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 12:28 pm

      I don’t care what anyone says, this is good value.

      • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 1:16 pm

        The bill board? As I’ve never bought one, I wouldn’t know…

  • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 12:41 pm

    Just because Bale celebrated with a Klinsman dive, a whole bunch of Spurs fans are convinced he’s coming back?!! I’m not, but am firmly in the camp that would love to see him return, awesome player.

  • DDDddd 27/05/2018 at 2:05 pm

    Bring back Bale, he wins games unaided.
    After last night, RM more likely to keep him and flog Ronaldo.

    • 61SpursNut 27/05/2018 at 2:41 pm

      But, but Bale missed a whopping 68% of yesterday’s game. He’s such a crock.

      • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 2:45 pm

        That bun style hair do is clearly the cause of all his injuries, best to give him a wide burf…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 3:03 pm

    Still you are amazing!!!
    You can see through that prism on the black vans better than those round the corner in the stadium Still!!!
    Excellent post. I agree with most if not all of it

    • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 3:12 pm

      • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 3:15 pm

        How’s work going, are you getting more time off nowadays to spend with the family?

        • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 3:25 pm

          Hi Mousey, in short, nope!!!

          I now work 12 hour shifts 7 days or nights a week (making it an 18 hour day what with travel etc) so up at 3am or 1 pm and home by 9pm or 8am depending on shift.

          Don’t get me wrong, it’s partlu down to me in that I put in for the extra shifts as overtime (my pattern is that I work 14 shifts in 28 days – so the rest is overtime) but now I actually get paid for it.

          I plan to smash the overtime for around 6 months then take my foot off the gas and then Work 10 of the other 14 as overtime leaving me 4 days off per month which will be 2 x weekends to see my kids.

          Where I work we are sooooo short of staff they can’t give the overtime away.

          And the other benefit is that I’m not running around like a blue arsed fly and gave relatively no paperwork and I finish on time and work in some iconic places (Westminster where the MPs skive), Downing st, as well as outside embassies and the residences of the US and Israeli ambassadors.

          It’s not stressful just long days and weeks.

          And I get a decent wage at long last.
          Don’t get me wrong, I’m at work all the time so earn my corn but it’s much more relaxed.

          The only issue is I might have to slot somebody and are in direct line to the terrorist threat which is very very real.

        • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 3:44 pm

          Things are getting easier cheers bud, the only thing I’ve started to find (recently) is that I’m now letting my guard down (mentally), and am starting to see things that remind me of her more and more, even in places like the supermarket, where yesterday it was like at the generation game, she used to buy that, and that, also that and so on. I appreciate it’s a natural process so not a bad thing really.

          • Still Nil Nil 27/05/2018 at 3:46 pm

            That’s a good thing Cas.

            If you need an ear’ole to bend you’ve got my number buddy 😘

            • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 3:56 pm

              Cheers mate. 👍

              • Still Nil Nil 27/05/2018 at 4:00 pm

                😘😉🤗

  • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Nilly, glad to hear things are improving on the work front! I hear what you’re saying re Dembele & goals, but we have enough goalscoring midfielders, tend not to worry on that front. For me, the only areas we’re weak are at full back, & back up for Kane…

    • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 3:40 pm

      Hi McG, thanks buddy.

      I get your viewpoint but you can never have too many goal scoring midfielders in your team.

      I just don’t think dembele possesses any threat and us just ‘safe’

      • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 3:49 pm

        Banned..

        • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 3:54 pm

          Er

          U2?

          Madness?

          The Yorkshire Brass Banned Philharmonic Orchestra?

          • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 3:57 pm

            Of gold.. Good efforts tho mate! 😉

            • Still Nil Nil 27/05/2018 at 4:00 pm

              Fank yoo!

              How’s tricks your end gorgeous?

              • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 4:11 pm

                Can’t grumble cheers! Looking fwd to the new stadium, catching a few games, world cup on the horizon, nice 🙂 Work’s also picking up which is good. Saw Soul to Soul last night, most enjoyable!

                • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 4:18 pm

                  Judas To Judas?!?!?!

                  Glad it’s picking up maccy, and life’s looking up

  • JonSpur 27/05/2018 at 4:16 pm

    Another excellent blog oeufering what I haven’t read. Keep ’em coming lads.

  • UnkleTaff 27/05/2018 at 4:20 pm

    Gary Lineker says that if we’d kept hold of Modric and Bale we could well have been contesting the CL final yesterday.

    I say that if we’d managed keep hold of that pair we’d have won the damn thing.

    • Still Nil Nil 27/05/2018 at 4:29 pm

      Spurs have soundly beaten both of those teams this season and took more than credible draws at their places.
      I firmly believe spurs were good enough to beat juve and get to the final and win it this season without those two.

      Thing is, you can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to stay no matter who you are.

      Manure couldn’t keep Ronald.
      Or beckham.

      Liverpooh couldn’t keep Owen.

      Barca couldn’t keep neymar or Figo or fat Ronald

      Arse couldn’t keep Sanchez so it’s not just a spurs issue

      It’ll affect spurs more due to the wage structure etc which doesn’t even touch the aforementioned clubs

  • Still Nil Nil 27/05/2018 at 4:35 pm

    The commentary last night was depressing.

    They couldn’t get enough of the dippers and how fab they are.

    Salads exit only proved how much of a 1 man team they’ve been this season.

    Once RM scored you could hear the inevitability of defeat in the commentators voice.

    Then they banged on about how RM beat the title winners from France Germany and Italy.

    Conveniently forgetting they got stuffed by spurs and finished a ooor second best in their group.

    Spurs were good enough to win it this season and the dippers were found out big time

    • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 4:44 pm

      Bar having to play citeh, the dippers had an easy run to the final, whereas we won the group of death and bar a bad 5 minute spell against Juve were by far the better team. Hey ho..

    • UnkleTaff 27/05/2018 at 5:03 pm

      What a sad, pathetic man he is.

      • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 5:25 pm

        I suggest some trolling might be in order.

        • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 6:30 pm

          That did cross my mind!

          • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 6:31 pm

            Think I will 🙂

            • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 6:51 pm

              Someone has already started

  • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 5:28 pm

    By the way, did we end up receiving all of the instalments from RM for Bale? I seem to remember the 80m was split into 4, so it’s possible we just received the last one last summer.

    • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 5:33 pm

      I found this:
      “Tottenham’s buy-back clause – which lasts until June 30, 2019 – does not come into effect should a non-Premier League club make an offer. Bayern Munich are thought to have an interest in Bale.

      A clause in the original deal also suggested that if Real had chosen to sell Bale back to the Premier League before September last year they would have had to pay Spurs an additional £10 million.”
      Source: The Telegraph, Jan 2016

      I’m sure it’s all academic, but interesting all the same.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 9:16 pm

        Its not academic its classic Levy

  • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 5:49 pm

    Just to save time and any possible confusion I’ll say it now, Zaha to Spurs, no thanks.

    • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 6:09 pm

      ooooohhhh, controv…actually no it’s not.

      If we’re to buy an attacking midfielder who can play across the top and maybe as a 9 too, then I honestly haven’t got a clue who it should be:

      Zaha: meh
      Martial: Meh
      Bale: Yeah, but

      • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 6:34 pm

        I cant remember, have I mentioned Milinkovic Savic?
        On a serious note I fully agree with you, the names doing the rounds don’t exactly float my boat, and I’m not sure they’re good enough to take us to the next level.

        • Anonymous 27/05/2018 at 7:05 pm

          I loke Kovacic..I like this Savic even more I think..the Kid Barrios….need more cover at CB too…..would also like to see a rejuvenated Rose for a season

          • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 7:07 pm

            I think I’ve seen enough of watching Rose over hitting crosses with his club foot, he can go.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 7:39 pm

              It wasnt me who said it honest guvner…

              Yes it was

              No it wasnt

              Ding

              Sorry your times up

              Thank you.

  • UnkleTaff 27/05/2018 at 7:02 pm

    Conte’s not been sacked yet, has he?

    I’d’ve thought if he was going to leave Chelsea he’d’ve done so by now. Maybe he’s staying after all?

  • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 7:44 pm

    Anonymouse

    I cant remember, have I mentioned Milinkovic Savic?
    On a serious note I fully agree with you, the names doing the rounds don’t exactly float my boat, and I’m not sure they’re good enough to take us to the next level.

    I finally looked him up. I likey.

    • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 7:48 pm

      I’ve been dreaming about where he could play, as a 10 with Eriksen doing the Modric role, or simply replacing Dembele. I know I shouldn’t dream because it’ll never happen, But he’s the type of quality player we need imo. 🤔

      • Flat Oeuf 27/05/2018 at 8:45 pm

        Next to Wanyama for me. He looks like he’s got a good range of passing and the ability to beat a man.

        Dier, Sanchez, Verts at the back. Sessegnon, KWP on the flanks (ffwd a few years).

  • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hugo Lloris = Keeper
    Kieran Tripper = keeper
    Danny Rose = keeper
    Toby Alderweireld = keeper
    Jan Vertonghen = keeper
    Davinson Sanchez = keeper
    Heung-Min Son = keeper
    Harry Kane = keeper
    Erik Lamela = keeper
    Victor Wanyama = keeper
    Michel Vorm Keeper
    Eric Dier = keeper
    Moussa Sissoko = loser
    Fernando Llorente = loser
    Mousa Dembélé = keeper
    Dele Ali = keeper
    Juan Foyth = keeper
    Paulo Gazzaniga = Don’t know
    Christian Eriksen = keeper
    Serge Aurier = loser
    Lucas Moura = keeper
    Harry Winks = keeper
    Ben Davies = keeper
    Kyle Walker-Peters = keeper
    Joshua Onomah = keeper
    Vincent Janssen = loser
    Georges-Kevin Nkoudou = loser
    Cameron Carter-Vickers = keeper

    I am aware that my love for the player wearing the chicken badge often overrides my anal lip tic abilities.

    • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 8:26 pm

      It’d be nice and possibly useful to have some outfield players, don’t you think r’Andy?

      • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 8:31 pm

        My only excuse is that I have no excuse. The defence rests milord.

        • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 8:41 pm

          I put it to sir that on the evening of the 27 of the 5th 2018, you chose to ignore your better self, and you did wantonly masquerade on a private blog in an unseemly manner!
          Do you deny this actions took place?

          • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 8:46 pm

            I plead the 5th.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 9:20 pm

              Its difficult to talk and not talk not at the same time. So would you be quiet first and then let us know after your 5 minutes has expired?

        • McG ⚽⚽ 27/05/2018 at 10:03 pm

          You didn’t name your replacements!

          • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 11:00 pm

            I’d have Sess, Martial, the boy Bale who I’d get even if he only played half a season.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 12:43 am

              Unless Bale wants us & will take a pay cut, can’t see it. I’d love him back!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 27/05/2018 at 9:19 pm

      The keepers are good. A must with malt vinegar and be sure to put a drop in the frying pan to rid the house of keeper aroma. I especially like them with a fresh sliced full bodied tomato and if after 12 maybe a Kronenburg 1882

      • SpurAndy 27/05/2018 at 11:00 pm

        Not keen on keepers, too many bones.

  • Anonymouse 27/05/2018 at 11:14 pm

    I see t’other realm has turned into a forum for airing prejudiced views, today it appears anti muslim rhetoric is the order of the day. Pathetic.

    • UnkleTaff 27/05/2018 at 11:30 pm

      I’m really disappointed in myself for not baling out sooner. Fanny’s banning (and accompanying insults) was bad enough, but the whole Ugo Ehiogu episode (and its subsequent ‘justification’) was particularly distasteful.

      But hey, it probably earned him a few bob for the extra traffic it generated so it’s job done as far as he’s concerned.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 12:00 am

        That story’s been posted before, even sadder..

        • DDDddd 28/05/2018 at 12:27 am

          His comments about Alfie Gates parents wanting to take the stricken child to Italy for treatment because” they fancied a holiday” were disgusting.

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 8:38 am

      Yep his distasteful and at times bullying attitude to posters with an alternative view doesn’t sit well with me. I know nobody has to submit themselves to it but it’s just a cowardly way to operate a blog knowing you can just bin if they’re argument against you is too strong. Whilst capable of some worthy views and acts, the bad detract and ultimately define him as a person which is rather sad.

  • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 9:43 am

    Looking on there this morning, Glos has posted that’s it’s all very silent from the Flat Earthers.
    Somebody has started to notice the absences.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 9:51 am

      The sad thing is, most of them are so entrenched in their views that they’re taking our absence as some kind of confirmation that they were right all along. There was a time when that attitude would have annoyed me, but I genuinely couldn’t give a toss what they think any more.

      • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 9:57 am

        Agreed.

        When I first started visiting some 4 or so years ago, there were some lively characters and discussion was usually respectful (not always though) but I remember nick Hibbert and the budgie smuggler wearing Serb polo playing toss pot (who was a pain but weirdly entertaining too) amongst others and I’m sure you remember more than I can.

        Such a shame it’s become a blog version of a Russian state.

        • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:00 am

          Budgie-smuggling Boris might have been a bit irritating at times, but he knew his football.

          • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:00 am

            True dat

  • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 9:53 am

    It’s become a Tommy Robinson/EDL love fest over there of late with only ‘Sniper’ commenting against it.
    H has stated he’d rather discuss TR than going down a cul-de-sac of football talk.

    I thought it was supposed to be a football blog???

    H has even stated he’s doing a video later discussing “religion and bum fun”.

    One to miss id heavily suggest.

    You can imagine how the content of that’s gonna be.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 9:58 am

      For someone who is so anti-religion he has developed one hell of a God complex.

      • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 9:59 am

        He’s a cult.

        I think I spelt that correctly.

  • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:03 am

    I see nobody else other than a couple of us have bothered to get up this side of midday on a bank holiday (I had no choice as I was up at 3am for work) the lazy beggars.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:04 am

      Pfft. Bank holidays mean nothing to us self-employed types. I still have a full (well half) a day’s work ahead of me (before I’m off down the bowling green).

      • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:08 am

        Competition or just a knockabout?
        What business are you in Taff?

        • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:13 am

          Club competition today. Preliminary round of the 4-wood first to 21 doubles tournament. I was a beaten finalist in that competition last year, but my partner was just a little bit better than the one I’ve been paired with this year.

          And I compile crossword puzzles for a living.

          • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:15 am

            Awesome!

            Good luck today buddy.

            • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:17 am

              Cheers, boss.

              • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:19 am

                🎱

                (yeah I know it’s a pool ball but that’s as near to a crown green bowl my emojis get!)

                Smash it Taff!

          • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:31 am

            More power to yer burnt ends Taff 💪

  • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:10 am

    Easy stand has now stepped in in defence of sniper and sexy beast is not happy with this.

    I shan’t go onto it again as it looks like all hell is gonna break out and easty and sniper will get binned.
    Probably.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:15 am

      If Easty gets binned I think we should invite him over here.

      I don’t think too many people would object to that.

      Would they … ?

      • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:16 am

        I don’t mind who people want on here, it’s not my blog, I’m just privileged to have been invited myself and so I’m in no position to deny anybody else.

      • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 10:17 am

        Ah hell, in for a penny, in for a paahnd, let’s sign up Raz and Glos as well….

        • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:18 am

          Now you’re talkin’!

        • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:21 am

          What about Harry H too?!

          • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 10:27 am

            Er, hello…

            • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:30 am

              Sailor

          • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:29 am

            Harry Helmet! I’m gonna make one of his video blogs soon, just for fun..

            • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:30 am

              That I’d like to see!

              • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:36 am

                I will! Was gonna rip off his site anyway with a total piss take a while back. He did say to produce my own blog & he’d promote it. The intention was to send him a really crappy blog, once he’d put it up, swap the content for the piss take…

                • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:39 am

                  Heh!

        • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:27 am

          I didn’t mind Glos as it goes, or Gus. Didn’t always agree but he wasn’t abusive or nasty (unless I’ve missed something?). Such a shame opinions weren’t respected & allowed, cos I did enjoy the platform before H became such a dick. Abusiveness did need policing, opinions are what makes it interesting.

          On a seperate note, this really made me laugh from Collymoron:

          I am talking about wandering into White Hart Lane, plonking £150m on the table in front of Daniel Levy and saying: ‘I’ll give you that for Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli.

          Would that be for their left toes?!

          • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:39 am

            Make it up to an even £200m and we’ll chuck in Harry Kane as well.

            • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:40 am

              Bargain

          • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:13 am

            Glos is a supercilious wanker.

            Of all the folks left over there (Harry aside) he is the most objectionable as far as I’m concerned.

            • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:15 am

              You’re Glos’sing over the issue

              See what I did there?

              • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:19 am

                No, what did you do there?

            • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:28 am

              I think that Aussie in Dreamland takes that honour.

              • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:35 am

                He’s top six, for sure, but Glos is definitely CL material.

              • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:36 am

                Ah yes, I’d forgotten about that white supremacist twat.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 12:19 pm

              Fair do’s, don’t hold back there Unk!

  • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 10:26 am

    Just had a wee peep over the wall, shocking. I really am rather glad we’re not subjected to all the unsubstantiated political clap trap being spouted. I don’t mind non football conversations they can be interesting, there is nothing wrong with differing opinions, provided it’s cordial, and not being shoved down your throat like the grumpy git’s do next door.
    Thank you Real Oeuf. 👍😘

    • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:31 am

      Arse licker

      • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 10:36 am

        👅

        • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 10:39 am

          🍑

          • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:43 am

    • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 11:13 am

      You’re very welcome, mate. Warms the cockles, it does.

  • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 10:47 am

    This site is like a safe haven for battered spouses.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 10:50 am

      Snowflakes R Us.

      • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 10:54 am

        Oi! Don’t forget the libtards..

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:52 am

      I’m not too sure about that?! I prefer to think of it as a haven from mindless bigoted morons!

      • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 11:14 am

        Happy as I am to engage the in the banter of Libtards vs Nazis etc etc etc, this is much more how I prefer to view it!

    • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:06 am

      Shaven haven

    • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:06 am

      Shaven Raven

      • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:11 am

        Shaven craven.

        • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:16 am

          Shaven John Craven

  • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 11:18 am

    Gents, I’m out for a good few hours but I’ll be posting Ron’s debut bloeug a little later (after I’ve finished translating it).

    • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:21 am

      Oh goodie

    • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:22 am

      Well that’s me buggered, my universal translator is broken..

      • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 11:24 am

        There’s no translator in the world that can translate Ronglish.

        Stanley unwin even took his own life believing he was a failure not being able to decipher a Ronglish post.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:47 am

          In off the Ronglish post Still!!!!

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:26 am

      I’ll dig me babel fish out.

  • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:24 am

    Whilst waiting for the Wol’s Bloeug, can’t we have a Spurs crossword blog from Taff in the meantime?

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:26 am

    • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 11:39 am

      I wrote one totally in advanced Ronglish,for my audiences in the old age home in Westcliff-on-sea but brought it back a bit as when I read it I couldn’t even understand what I wrote. Its modern art.
      The new one is more relevant to 1960-65 although with the names of all players changed to protect the innocent. Objectivity won 2-1

      • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:41 am

        ⬆️SPAM ALERT⬆️ ⬆️SPAM ALERT⬆️ ⬆️SPAM ALERT⬆️

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:45 am

          Spam Spam Spam Ronwol Spam Egg and chips Spam

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:43 am

      I can’t offer you a Spurs related puzzle, but here’s the most recent puzzle I’ve uploaded to my website:

      http://outsiderpuzzle.co.uk/doc/Outsider_131.pdf

      If you’ve not seen one of these before, don’t worry … it’s not as daunting as it looks at first sight.

      Should keep you going ’til Ron’s blog is ready.

      • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:48 am

        Done it. Got annuver won?

        • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:49 am

          Er, yeah. About 130 of ’em…

          🙂

          And how would you like to tackle a cryptic one? Smart arse.

        • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:50 am

          Even if I could actually understand the methodology I still wouldn’t have a fackin clue!

          • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:51 am

            It’s actually pretty straightforward once you’ve got the hang of it.

            • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:52 am

              I’ll have a gander later, the wife’s betterer than me, I’ll see if I can rope her in.

            • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:58 am

              Ok, let’s scrap the crossword idea, please….

              • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 12:23 pm

                Sod-u-too?

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:51 am

        Will do that later Taff. It looks easy in Ronglish. if I answer the questions in Ronglish

  • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 11:29 am

    Howza bout Rich G, I miss his pithy one liners 😁

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 11:31 am

      Rich G is a f*cking legend. For some reason he really had it in for me but I genuinely thought he was one the most entertaining posters of the lot.

      I heart Rich G.

      • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 5:07 pm

        Yep. Moi aussi. I couldn’t ever draw him into a conversation though.

    • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 11:31 am

      You’ve gone too far now r’Andy, tsk, tsk.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 12:25 pm

    Ron’s blog requires an enigma machine, good luck Real..

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 12:52 pm

    Its called a Negima machine where I come from

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 1:07 pm

      V funny!!

  • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 12:52 pm

    How the hell did the Real Madrid team we pretty much took to the cleaners at Wembley end up winning the Champions League?

    We really ain’t that far away, you know.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 1:09 pm

      No, we’re not at all, weak at full back, & require cover for Kane & a Dembele replacement. Shame we started slow, should have finished 2nd..

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 1:19 pm

      Should have won the CL and FAcup. We beat all the finalists in the season. Just fine margins that define winning silverware. We’re really not far away.

  • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 2:22 pm

    Kinell, the noisy neighbours over the fence have all been out in the sun too long drinking 3 litre bottles of diamond white

    • Still Nil Nil 28/05/2018 at 2:22 pm

      That’s was me by the way

  • DDDddd 28/05/2018 at 2:24 pm

    Aristotle and East Stand are the most annoying for me.
    ES and Glosters exchanges often remind me of Harry Enfields self righteous brothers.
    Way too much testosterone on H blog these days.

  • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 3:40 pm

    Wife’s done the crossword Taff. I’ve banned her from any more has she’s now behind on the chores.

    • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 3:54 pm

      Ha ha, make yer own dinner!

      • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 3:57 pm

        The silver needs buffing and those crepe pans don’t season themselves!

  • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 3:54 pm

    A shaft of sunlight in the dark forests of fan ‘patriotic’ behaviour that’s all too common.
    https://www.football365.com/news/liverpool-abuse-and-apologies-cycle-is-grotesque

  • Harry 'Cock'Spur 28/05/2018 at 4:02 pm

    I just received a text from ***** asking why everyone has disappeared, and whether it’s the blogs clientele or just an end of season lull. I have replied saying the tone of the blog and it’s author are the issue (for myself), and that if I were to comment it would only serve to cause an argument as I disagree with the majority of the posters narrow minded opinions.
    I would have liked to let **** know about this blog, but it’s not my place to do so, unless EVERYONE is happy for me to do so.

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 4:35 pm

      One for the execs, drop em an email.

    • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 5:04 pm

      Membership discussion is prohibited in open bleoug.

      • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 5:28 pm

        Well if that’s the case, i’m orf!…………
        To email the execs.

  • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 5:01 pm

    UnkleTaff
    If Easty gets binned I think we should invite him over here.
    I don’t think too many people would object to that.
    Would they … ?

    I frigging well frigging would. Frigging.

    • One Punch Spurty O'Neil 💋 28/05/2018 at 5:01 pm

      Ooops.

  • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:03 pm
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