Perception problems

A workmanlike 3 points in a tricky opening fixture. The type of game would have either drawn, or even lost, from that position a few years back. A sign that the slow starts of previous seasons are a thing of the past. Cautious optimism that this settled squad will kick on again this year.

A lucky win that demonstrates how close we are to imploding. Knackered World Cup stars woefully short of form. A load of junk, bought from the bargain basements of Europe, filling in to no good effect. Indications that it’ll be a long, hard season scraping results from bottom feeders and getting eviscerated by our nearest rivals.

In truth, we’ll only find out what this season is likely to hold for us in about 5 months’ time. Whether you approach this oscillating between fury and pessimism is your business.

Our very own Harts has an excellent quote to sum it up. To paraphrase: ‘It’ll be what it’ll be and there’s sweet FA any of us can do about it.’

That is, unless you want to look like an utter twonk by staging a solo walkout on the 61st minute of the first game at the New White Hart Lane.

Ask yourself, “What would Harts do?”

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
  • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 8:25 pm

    News Flash:
    All hospitals have been put on emergency disaster protocols, in preparation of an expected influx of Hatespur disciples..
    Oh well.

  • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 8:26 pm

    The Zombie Apocalypse

  • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 8:28 pm

    The Trust is on the case:

    THST @THSTOfficial: Following various rumours this afternoon, we appreciate this clarification from @SpursOfficial. We are speaking with the Club Board tomorrow to discuss practical implications and mitigation for the thousands of ST holders and fans affected by this news.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 8:39 pm

    It will be interesting to see the mood of the crowd against Fulham.

    • merrance 14/08/2018 at 4:48 am

      the mood of the crowd will be wanting to see us get another 3 points and kane to break the august hoodoo.I never thought the stadium would be ready in time so am not dissapointed too much as it will open when it is ready.Am more chuffed that the gooners are staring relegation in the face already.

  • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:06 pm

    HD
    Yeah, look at Rome.

    Jackie Mason says his brother in. Law with a roller could have painted the cistern chapel in an hour and a half

    • Fat Bertha 13/08/2018 at 9:23 pm

      Cistern? That flushed me out.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/08/2018 at 9:24 pm

        Cos you’re such a floater..

      • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:38 pm

        They are holding the WC there in 75 years

  • Northern Spur 13/08/2018 at 9:11 pm

    Just heard the news about the stadium delay. A PR disaster, for sure, but we shouldn’t be handicapped greatly by a few more games at Wembley.

  • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 9:16 pm

    You can’t criticise Levy for lack of ambition. Maybe you can for lack of realism. Such a tight schedule was so hard to pull off. Now it’s disaster management time and hoping ENIC can control these costs. If they’d aimed for two years building time maybe the cost would have been lower than this frantic pace. However, that’s history now.

    • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 9:24 pm

      Are you referring to the unsubstantiated £800m cost of the stadium? As for Levy, criticism due to a lack of realism is nonsense, he would have had regular meetings with Mace who would have informed Levy the build was on schedule. This is just the nature of a build of this size, complexity and timeframe.

      • Superspoz 🏆 13/08/2018 at 9:30 pm

        I would of eaten one one of my hat’s if a project of that magnitude finished on time.

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:08 pm

        I’m referring to not opening with any kind of planned fanfare but he sounds of desperate workmen going flat out.

        And I’m sure the extra costs from the delay are welcomed by the ENIC board.

        Let’s be a little bit realistic here Cas.

    • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:28 pm

      Realism?

      Joe started the company with 25 cents now its in the billions. Is that real enough?
      I’m sure they have a handle on it

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:11 pm

        I’m sure it’s not what they hoped for. But of course they’re still quids in, didn’t say it wasn’t. Disaster management is when you have contingencies and back ups to ensure that things don’t spiral out of control.

        Disaster management is an essential part of a well run business.

  • Bruxie 13/08/2018 at 9:19 pm

    Not bothered in the slightest by the delay.
    Fulham game we got a rebate. Expect the same for other Wembley games.
    We’re fans.

    • Fat Bertha 13/08/2018 at 9:22 pm

      I should think most fans will adopt this positive stance. ✊

      • Bruxie 13/08/2018 at 9:23 pm

        1st World Problem.

      • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:30 pm

        Winning is its own form of opium

  • Hartley 13/08/2018 at 9:33 pm

    Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. …

    • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:35 pm

      How about Canasta?

      • Superspoz 🏆 13/08/2018 at 9:38 pm

        Is that somewhere on the Canada/Alaska border.

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:15 pm

        Have you got two packs of cards about you?

    • HD 🇺🇸 13/08/2018 at 9:58 pm

      Hartley
      Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. …

      This ^. Wise man sayeth.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/08/2018 at 9:33 pm

    Transport For London have spent the last 3 years replacing a small bridge, over a railway line, on the A127 Sarfend road near me. They don’t expect to finish until next year. That’s a PR disaster.

    • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 9:36 pm

      Was Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in that one?

      • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 9:39 pm

        Broadsword calling Danny Boy

  • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 9:37 pm

    I’m blaming Tappa, if he’d been working instead of posting on the bedwetters site the ground would have been finished months ago.
    Embarrassing so far as our ambitions with the NFL are concerned but to be honest, I’m not about to commit Harri kiri, have waited years for this stadium, another few months is neither here nor there.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/08/2018 at 9:41 pm

      Come on mate, get with the program. I want to hear wailing and gnashing of teef. I want rending of garments and uncontrollable sobbing into the wee small hours.

    • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 9:48 pm

      It’s neither here nor there?!
      Are saying someone has managed to misplace an entire stadium?

      • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 9:54 pm

        Give me £50 k and I’ll tell you where it is.

        • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 9:56 pm

          My prime suspect is r’Andy, has anyone actually seen his man cave?

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/08/2018 at 10:09 pm

            • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 10:28 pm

              It’s throbbing…

              • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 13/08/2018 at 10:43 pm

                I am repulsed.

      • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 9:43 pm

        UnkleTaff
        I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again … the Kane/Eriksen/Alli trio have an understanding that’s as good as anything in world football right now and I wouldn’t change any of them for anyone else.

        We just need that fourth behind Eriksen and Alli. It’s going to be winks. It has to be. I say that because I’ve actually seen him play.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 13/08/2018 at 9:39 pm

    Full cnut mode engaged over there.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/08/2018 at 9:46 pm

      It’s a niche pastime.
      The Outline (@outline) Tweeted:
      Online breakdowns have graduated from a niche pastime of crackpots to some of our main political discourse https://t.co/8yh4UBJrLs https://twitter.com/outline/status/896741015637372929?s=17

    • Sexy Beast 13/08/2018 at 9:52 pm

      Jee Wizz that place is truly plunging into the depths of hell!

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:13 pm

        Apparently our wives are being seen to by real men.

        That place is full of slobbering fantasists from top to bottom. And I mean bottom.

        • Danspurs 13/08/2018 at 10:17 pm

          I just asked my wife is she’s being seen to by a real man. She said no, never. Then she started crying again.

          • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 10:21 pm

            😩

          • Hartley 13/08/2018 at 10:21 pm

            LoL

  • Superspoz 🏆 13/08/2018 at 9:47 pm

    Ah man, how sweet would it be if we achieved something special this season??!!?!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 13/08/2018 at 9:51 pm

    Daveyboi, he of the very public email address, has posted one of the most unedifying pieces of garbage I’ve seen there for some time

    • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:22 pm

      Yes, and their high priest of despair is TBH. He’s managed five outpourings today.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 9:52 pm

    It’s hard to be upset about the stadium when Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, of the Hart Foundation tag-team, has passed away. A hero of me yoot.

    • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 9:56 pm

      None of those wrestlers seem to live to ripe old ages, is wrestling still huge in the states ?

      • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 9:57 pm

        Not like it was but still pretty big. The 80’s and 90s were the heyday.

        • SeattleSpursGuy 13/08/2018 at 10:01 pm

          Yeah, and even though the results were fake, the wrestlers took a lot a punishment in their careers. Much like NFL players, all those beatings can’t be good for you health.

          • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 10:19 pm

            Great theatre, used to watch it with my son who thought it was real.
            Always enjoyed the Undertaker’s ring walk, often better than the fight.
            Saw him once come up through a hole in the ring canvas, bloody hilarious.

          • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 10:32 pm

            You mean those fights were fixed!??
            😫😫😫😫😫

            • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 10:34 pm

              Seattle has let the cat out of the bag, he’ll be sleepless now.

  • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 9:58 pm

    I’m watching a Netflix series called Happy! It’s visceral violence and vicious black comedy about an New York ex-cop whose life is in the gutter.

  • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 10:23 pm

    So we delayed the buying of players to fit in the the delaying of the stadium.

    Its the Latest.

    • GDawg 13/08/2018 at 10:38 pm

      I’m out of date. When have they delayed the opening to? We renovated a couple of years ago. Nothing but delays. Anyone who has a construction background knows delays are the norm not the exception

    • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:40 pm

      I’ve raised that thought myself. Why buy Bale in August if the stadium isn’t actually ready till past Halloween?

  • DAVID 13/08/2018 at 10:26 pm

    Saw a programme on Skysports today called Gary Neville’s soccer box, where he interviewed Robbie Keane and showed some of his goals for us. Worth a watch if you can find it, funny in parts.

    • Fat Bertha 13/08/2018 at 10:33 pm

      Yawn.

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 10:44 pm

        Get to bed earlier.

        • Fat Bertha 13/08/2018 at 11:00 pm

          I haven’t long been up.

  • Sexy Beast 13/08/2018 at 10:53 pm

    Come on, which one of you is Jennybro? It surely is one of you, no one could write this stuff and be serious could they? Unless they have the mental capacity of a 16 yr old, 16 might be a bit of a push to be fair.

    • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 10:57 pm

      • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 10:59 pm

        Wow… Its bordering on Ozil

      • Sexy Beast 13/08/2018 at 11:17 pm

        Lol

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:29 pm

        I recognised that bloke. It’s an English author but can’t quite nail it.

        • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:41 pm

          It’s Michael Rosen, isn’t it?

          • Sexy Beast 13/08/2018 at 11:44 pm

            Aka Jennybro?

            • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:49 pm

              The beloved Children’s Laureate and author of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Shirley not?

              • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:08 am

                Yup. It’s Michael Rosen

                • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:10 am

                  Thought it might be Jacob Howardson but then sussed it.

    • ronwol196061 13/08/2018 at 10:57 pm

      Orbynnej
      That’s who it is

  • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 11:03 pm

    So to add to the earlier news, apparently (unofficially) the cause of the delay is due to the fire detection and suppression systems failing during testing.

    • HD 🇺🇸 13/08/2018 at 11:06 pm

      Big deal. I failed my expulsion system during testing. Such a failure.

      • Caspurs 13/08/2018 at 11:08 pm

        I don’t believe you, the idea of the Dawg failing to take a dump at will is simply preposterous! 😘

  • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 11:12 pm

    Caspurs
    So to add to the earlier news, apparently (unofficially) the cause of the delay is due to the fire detection and suppression systems failing during testing.

    Didn’t Tappaspur do the welding on that pipework? 😀

  • GDawg 13/08/2018 at 11:30 pm

    Knowing Daniel, whoever fucked this up will face significant penalties

    • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 11:59 pm

      It’s OK. We got Lloris in goal…

  • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:34 pm

    If it’s anything like CERN a short circuit delayed the Large Hadron Collider for weeks.

  • UnkleTaff 13/08/2018 at 11:37 pm

    The stadium delay is not a PR disaster, it is an inconvenience.

    Having insufficient testing only for health and safety issues to surface AFTER the stadium had opened … now THAT would be a PR disaster.

    • GDawg 13/08/2018 at 11:42 pm

      Or major incident resulting in injury or fatality once opened… It’s so close to being done, the fans and the FA can see the new joint is all but there and will be amazing once ready

      • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:46 pm

        Rather safe than sorry. Fuggin Nora, this stadium will be home to Spurs well beyond all our lifetimes, I think we can put up with it being opened after the Liverpool game. Blimey, the dippers would probably nick most of the tools anyway.

        • GDawg 13/08/2018 at 11:52 pm

          Anything that isn’t bolted down

          • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 11:57 pm

            Including our players, given half the chance

            • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:00 am

              I don’t remember them buying any of our players in my memory. When was the last one? I seem to recall Ray Clemence and Redknapp Jr heading the other way 🤔

              • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:04 am

                Erm…. Souness. Ruddock?

                • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:04 am

                  … and Keano!

              • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 12:04 am

                Keano

                • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 12:05 am

                  Paul Stewart

                • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:05 am

                  Oh yeah Keane. Souness???? I was too young to remember him playing for anyone other than Liverpool

                  • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:07 am

                    I meant directly. Wiki says Souness made a few stops in between WHL and anfield

                    • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:09 am

                      I think he was with our yoof system.

                    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:10 am

                      It might have been a mistake to let him go…. Easy to say in hindsight

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:15 am

                      Spurs to Boro. Bill Nic let him go. I hate to say it but Bill’s judgement began to fade towards his last years.

                    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:16 am

                      Looks like he went to France first

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:17 am

                      Still, I didn’t like his play, dirty bastard was a master at off the ball thuggery.

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:18 am

                      Maybe Bill knew he was a wrong ‘un?

                    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:19 am

                      You need a guy like that. An enforcer

                    • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:23 am

                      Was at Wembley for England v Scotland. One of his 50/50 challenges involved studs up into the chest of his opponent.
                      I was sat in front of his wife, who screeched encouragement to him all through the game. A bleached blonde, fur coat wearing trollop.

                  • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:26 am

                    Ah, those were the days right?

    • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:43 pm

      Yep. But don’t you want to jump on a bandwagon and have a good scream at ENIC?

      • GDawg 13/08/2018 at 11:53 pm

        That’s so previous blog

    • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 12:29 am

      I said earlier that it is + I’m sticking to my guns on this one, thank-you very much!

      • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 12:33 am

        This was meant to be a rebuttal of Unkle Taff’s earlier opinion that the stadium delay is not a PR disaster.

        • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:34 am

          Stubborn huh NS?

          • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:35 am

            • Syd 14/08/2018 at 2:07 am

              He just wanted his balls scratched on the concrete

          • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 12:41 am

            I guess I can be, sometimes, Sniper. Usually after a few bottles of vino tinto!

            • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:55 am

              I agree with you. The delay, whilst not a catastrophe, is a PR disaster.
              Once we are in the new stadium, it will be fantastic and delays all forgotten. But expectationsvhave been stirred by the hype, so not a good look.

              • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 1:01 am

                Probably would have been easier to pad the completion time with some breathing room. There were inevitably tonight be delays

                • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 1:02 am

                  *going

      • Syd 14/08/2018 at 2:09 am

        And I agree with you too NS. It is just one more little thing that has not been handled well and gives the critics fuel and the fans a little more disappointment. We don’t need anymore heaped onto us. The transfer window was enough. The “be brave” words were a disaster.
        We want to make sure people in charge of our club and team know what they are doing…don’t we?

  • Sniper 13/08/2018 at 11:49 pm

    I know how these things go. I worked on the O2 Centre.
    On the final day of the project doing a handover with the client, architect, Bovis project manager etc. We were peeling the plastic protection layers off the stainless steel lift doors. On the main floor, we peeled back the protection to find one half of the door panel brushed finish and the other half of the door panel raw unfinished stainless steel; black.
    Some wag in the factory had scrawled in black indelible marker on the shiney brushed section:- “This is a Friday afternoon door.”

    • Chauvelin 13/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

      Well, it could have been ‘I will kill again.’

  • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:15 am

    I don’t see what the hand wringing is all about. We are on the verge of moving into one of the top stadiums in Europe, we won our first game. Sure it was a little touch and go, but 3 points are 3 points and you don’t get a bonus point for winning by a greater margin. We need to play better but you don’t win cups or titles in August

    • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:20 am

      Go tell that to the bedwetters back there
      <——————————

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:20 am

      Disappointment is natural, Spurs fans want to get into the New Lane. Plus we know what the grief will be like from the Spurs hating media.

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:21 am

        And the bedetters.

        • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 12:28 am

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:43 am

            Restless leg syndrome.

  • Syd 14/08/2018 at 2:01 am

    On another site I feel for them and the writer. They just live in this world of hate, so so much hate. What about smiling every now and then and enjoying something else. I think people like that have to get away from what it is they hate and take a break for their own mental health. It is very sad to seek a train wreck especially when you can see it coming from so far away.
    It’s like to telling the driver the bridge is gone from 5 miles but you just keep going until…..and you take all the passengers with you.

    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 2:34 am

      And blame them for not finishing all the way there and as you drive over the edge. Just to prove a point in an argument you will always lose. And they are the ones getting hurt

      • HD 🇺🇸 14/08/2018 at 4:01 am

        Spot on Syd. I concur completely.

  • Syd 14/08/2018 at 4:26 am

    By the way as much as I was not sure who the flat oeufers were. Now I am not sure who the dumb dumbs are. Is that us or just anyone who does not agree with the writer. He keeps referring to the dumb dumbs. There must be a hell of a lot of them

  • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 7:50 am

    The HSE is a gooner.

  • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 8:27 am

    Morning, all.
    Have I missed anything…? 👀
    Safe to say the general mood on the Twit seems less forgiving than here. Lots of rage and bile unleashed at the club yesterday pm.
    We’re going to need a lorry-load more nappies.

  • Matt 14/08/2018 at 8:44 am

    I was removed from the other site on sunday for disagreeing with TBH analysis of his exciting new stats (which a 4 year old could have done more accurately). So I can’t post my “calm down, it’s two or three extra games at Wembley. No one has died.” comment. Gutted.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 8:51 am

      Never let facts get in the way of a bad story.

      • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 8:57 am

        Ron had it sussed a long time ago – “selling papers”.
        Ron is a sage.

        • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 9:45 am

          Peddling tacky tee shirts made with slave labour in Indonesia more like…

    • Danspurs 14/08/2018 at 9:21 am

      Having read (and generally agreed with) quite a few of your posts over there, I can’t believe you got away without being binned for so long. Congratulations 🎊

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 9:34 am

    My view for what is worth.
    1) Is the delay critical to the success of the project?
    2) Is the delay likely to endanger the clubs existence.
    3) Will the current delay be something that the vast majority of supporters will still be talking about in 18 months time?
    For me, the answer is no to all questions and on that basis the problem isn’t one to overly concern me. Disappointing yes but agree with the view that it’s not a PR disaster. A PR disaster would be something far worse, e.g. serious injury / death on the site, whole season at Wembley, something of that ilk.

    • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 9:38 am

      Agreed rAndy. Put it into perspective; what has been built will be there in its current form for at least the next 50 years.
      A few months late opening in a fully complete condition is insignificant.

    • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 9:44 am

      I think most of the gripes stem the fact that the club is seemingly offering to swap tickets for season ticket holders from matches at the new stadium to Wembley, as though it’s like-for-like.
      There’s also the Chinese whisper that the club knew about the likely delay months ago but still got all the season ticket money in.
      Add to that the perception that there is no ‘apology’ in the club statement and that it also sounds a bit preoccupied with causing an unfortunate delay for the NFL ‘attraction’ as opposed to THFC’s football fans and you get resentment.
      People are feeling duped and taken for granted after they’ve bought their season tickets.

      • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 9:47 am

        Once they move in and we win a few games in the new venue I’m sure this will all be quickly forgotten. But you are right, there are ways to smooth things over with the fans, then there is the Levy way

      • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 9:56 am

        I don’t feel duped.
        The Club gave me a 1/19th rebate on my season ticket and charged me last season’s prices for the Fulham game. They made sure I got the same seat as I’d had last season too.
        I expect they’ll do the same again.
        I’ve still got a few quid in my account as a result and the three home games surplus will go towards my UCL tickets. Sorted.

        • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 9:57 am

          It’ll be a different story for the Premium ticket holders though!
          The negotiations will be interesting.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 10:04 am

        Agree if there’s no apology then that’s wrong. As I understand it they are giving partial refunds for the Fulham game. If they don’t do the same for all games transferred to Wembley then that’s wrong as well. In fact I think Levy hasn’t handled the whole season ticket situation at all well. Levy for me is not perfect but I can’t think of any football club owner that is. Overall I’d probably on balance rather have him than most others.

  • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 9:38 am

    White Spam man on the radio saying it’s unfair we’re allowed to play at 2 venues this season claiming we should be punished, Pfft. Being such a conscientious oik, Perhaps he should flag up the injustice that is occurring with his own club i.e. being subsidised by the state. No? Of course not.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:17 am

      What a twerp. Having to deal with two venues could be considered to be a disadvantage as opposed to having a single home ground.

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 9:46 am

    My son changed his job earlier this year. Every day he used to walk down the pavement right past where the car smashed into the barriers at Westminster this morning. I am so thankful he is working in a less hazardous part of London now (Olympia).

    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 9:48 am

      Less hazardous? What areas would you consider more hazardous? (real question)

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:01 am

        Away from the financial centre (City of London) and the political hotspots (Westminster and Millbank) and the tourist areas (Trafalgar Square through to Buckingham Palace and up to Regents Park.)

        • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:08 am

          My daughter-in-law works in Chancery Lane, and the Inns of Court between the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey are also a possible target, so I worry for her too.

          • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:16 am

            The Mrs is passing through London in a month or so. She’s done most of the tourist areas, so there will be no trips to Westminster or parliament for starters. I guess you can never be sure. Best I give her my fishing utility knife, just in case

            • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:19 am

              Basic laws on knives
              It’s illegal to:

              sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
              carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less
              carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
              use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife).
              https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives

              • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:20 am

                Better she pack the running shoes then……

                • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:21 am

                  There are so many people living in and visiting London, you have to be pretty unlucky to get caught in something I guess. She is staying somewhere near Kensington, I’m not concerned and neither is she

                  • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 10:30 am

                    Mate. There’s nothing to worry about if you are sensible and don’t put yourself in risky situations. Nine million people so the odds are pretty much stacked in your favour.

                    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:37 am

                      true true. She’s been a couple of times before, it’s always worse when the MSM report it

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:43 am

                      Yeah, probably got more chance of being run over by a bus to be honest.

                • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:30 am

                  Yes! At uni met a serious student of martial arts (karate) from Singapore. He was a proper black belt at some dan level or other, and I saw him in action quite a few times and him training. He said the first rule was always to run from trouble if you can.

                  An amusing story about him: he was in the sports hall alone practicing his movements in slo mo. One of the campus security guys was instructing a self defence class for a group of giggling first year girls, and he was a mouthy show off. He beckoned to the karate guy to come over, and when he did, he asked him to try and strike him and he’d demonstrate a parry to the blow. He said no he wouldn’t, but was pestered by the much bigger security guy, saying he could handle it. So he did. And laid him out with a single punch.

                  • Sniper 14/08/2018 at 10:37 am

                    We used to have an employee in Kenya. He was six feet seven and wore size 14 shoes. He was a big lad!
                    We sent him to London for a training course. He got mugged walking along the river in Battersea in broad daylight…

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:42 am

                      Battersea Park?

                  • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:38 am

                    God Dan!!

  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 9:49 am

    People who never go to matches seem to be the loudest at the moment.
    TBH feeling sorry for people who have booked flights, trains and hotels for Sept 15th.
    We’re at Wembley – a few miles away – for three matches.
    The decision must have been a difficult one to make and was correct in view of the safety concerns.
    Duty of Care is more important than any moaning git who hates Levy for a living.

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 9:52 am

      A BandB in st Albans. A short trip (probably no traffic south bound) to Wembley. What’s the problem?

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 9:53 am

      As you said Brux, 1st world problems!

  • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 10:03 am

    There is a fine line between passion and mental illness.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:05 am

      A certain person is obsessed with Daniel. Is it spurned love?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 10:17 am

      I’ve often thought there’s something we don’t know about that drives his hatred.

      • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:26 am

        How will the haters feel if we manage to finally win a trophy this season?

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 10:28 am

          They’ll just say we lucked it.

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:45 am

            To win a cup luck always plays a massive part. Silly not to recognise it.

        • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 10:28 am
          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:36 am

            Champions!

            Champ-ee-ur-nns!

            😊

          • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:36 am

            I mean a real pot. EPL, UCL, Ropey or FAC

            • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 10:38 am

              From small acorns do mighty oaks grow.

              ‘Tis just a matter of time, now.

              • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:39 am

                It feels close. Hopefully the near misses of the last couple of years will impart some wisdom and know how, to help us over the hump

                • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 10:41 am

                  Yurp. And this is just one of the reasons why it was important to keep the squad together over the summer. They’re growing together as a group. Their collective World Cup experience won’t have hurt either.

                  • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:43 am

                    We need Poch to learn too. The tactical naivety he showed against Utd in the Cup semi, and against Juve in the UCL, he can learn from this and have us better prepared next time up

                • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:41 am

                  I’m glad Poch gave Moura and Aurier, along with Dier a start. The more he can do this and we win anyway, the fresher our better players will be for the break. And these other guys will be better ready to contribute when they do get opportunities. That’s how you build depth

                  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 10:46 am

                    True. I’d play our best side against Fulham though. Get those early points banked and don’t play catch up like when we were miles behind Leicester.

                    • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 10:47 am

                      Yeah. Don’t want to do it too often, but a game off here and there for the first choice players will bear fruit late in a long season

    • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 10:58 am

      I mentioned a bloueg or two ago the Eriksen hadn’t yet signed a new contract.
      His current one expires in 2020.
      This is one contract that needs to be brought over the line.
      Worrying.
      Give him the money Levy.

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 11:00 am

      Psg only target players with dollar signs for eyeballs.

      • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:14 am

        Or players who are in discussions with their parent clubs.
        I cannot see Eriksen being happy with the standard in Ligue 1.

  • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 11:00 am

    I despair at the sheer stupidity of some people.

    • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:04 am

      C’mon, Cas!
      Name them!

      • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 11:13 am

        Bob ‘the fakky wonk’ Mills is now claiming clubs such as Cardiff are being treated unfairly (game moved to Wembley), and that no one (the clubs) new of the contingency plan to play more games at Wembley.
        Each PL club is a steak holder, therefor Spurs would have had to gain permission from said steak holders prior to arranging a full back plan in the event an issue with the stadium arose. Well it has, and the club are now putting into action that contingency plan.
        It’s typical Talk ‘fakky’ sh*ite, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. Pfft!

        • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:17 am

          Steak holder…a rarity.
          Well done for spotting that!
          Blue birds indeed.
          Medium coverage.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:08 am

      I can’t help it boss!

      • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:10 am

        I’ve got a Lab like that…absolutely nuts.
        Wouldn’t hurt a fly and is a lovable care in the community case.

        • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:16 am

          And totally lovable no doubt.

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:17 am

            *loving back

            • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:18 am

              Yep! My dog. His human.

              • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 11:27 am

                Here’s my lot. From left to right: Luka, Brandy, Oscar (the bastard) and Darcey.

                The Brindle Brigade.

                • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:39 am

                  I hope you’re the alpha ‘dog’ of the pack Taff!

                  • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 11:43 am

                    Alpha dog? Don’t make me laugh. I’m fifth (at best) in the pecking order.

                    I know my place.

                • HD 🇺🇸 14/08/2018 at 11:40 am

                  Brilliant!

                • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:41 am

                  Nice!
                  Do you follow “Off the Leash” on FB? Hilarious for dog lovers.

                  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:44 am

                    Luka – “Brandy, how did you get to get on the sofa..?
                    Brandy – “You wear them down, you wear them down…”

                    • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 11:53 am

                  • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 11:51 am

                    I didn’t … until now. Thanks. Whoever writes/draws these has absolutely nailed what it’s like to share your life with a dog (or dogs). Excellent stuff.

                    • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:01 pm

                      Glad you like it.
                      So true…first thing I see in the morning. Makes the day start with a smile.

                • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 11:44 am

                  Beauties!
                  There’s always a bastard in every pack, ours at the moment is Hattie (the bastard bitch)

                  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:06 pm

                    My Lab bitch is a hunter.
                    2 dear – muntjacs, 50-odd rabbits, a mole, several pigeons (too fat to take off in time!), 2 rats.
                    Not proud of the dear but what can you do?
                    Instinct.

                    • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 12:14 pm

                      Fakinel. I’ve got one injured squirrel and a mole (that might have been killed by the recent hot weather anyway) to share between the four of mine.

                      In the light of this I might have to downgrade Oscar from ‘bastard’ to ‘occasionally a bit naughty’.

                    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:25 pm

                      Bruxie’s Labrador carries a crossbow.

  • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 11:20 am

    It’s a great challenge for us to shut everyone up. We’re going to enjoy that challenge,” he told reporters on Saturday.

    “We’ve got a fantastic squad here, with fantastic players in every position. To strengthen it is not easy. All the other teams around us might have signed players but not many of those are better than the players they’ve already got.

    “If you’re trying to create a better atmosphere or give the team a boost then that’s cool, but we’ll find the same boost in a different way.

    Eric Dier impressed as Spurs beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park on the opening day.
    Eric Dier impressed as Spurs beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park on the opening day.
    “So we’re really happy, we’ve got a fantastic group. We really enjoy training together, playing together and being with each other. We’ll just continue to build on that.

    “For the past three years we’ve been challenging the best teams in the country and last year we were challenging the best in the Champions League with the squad that we have here today.

    “As the manager has said, we’re in a fight but we’re having to use different tools.

    “We’ve known that for the past three years and we have to try and compensate for what other clubs can do in different ways with our attitude, work ethic, desire and we have to try and compensate in those ways. It’ll make us better.”

    Eric Dier.

    • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:23 am

      Captain material.

  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:32 am

    A lovely contribution from JennyBro on HITC (which I despise)…

    “Typical levy – pass the buck. Well you useless little egotistical time waster, the buck stops at the top – it always does. You couldn’t organise an orgy in a brothel. Lewis should sack you on the spot, and you should hand back your astronomical £6m a year salary, enic are parasites slowly draining the life blood from a great club who have no ambition whatsoever beyond lining their own pockets with money. Every breath they take is about maximising profit and minimising success on the pitch. If it wasn’t for a magic man of a manager we’d be back in the Europa league by now, we will by next season. Enic will be stuck with a white elephant of a stadium and a team slowly sliding down the table due to lack of investment. Disgusting, don’t spend your money on merchandise or tickets, hit this spin merchants in the pocket.
    Levy supporting dumb dumbs wake up”

    Seems like an alter ego for someone else.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 11:38 am

      I shall continue to invest in my THFC experiences. Stick that up yer flaccid pipe, Jbro.

      • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:51 am

        It seems that there is a difference in supporting Levy and supporting Spurs.
        Hoping that one fails to achieve anything in order to get rid of the other.
        Better the devil you know…

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:49 am

      With friends like this, we don’t need enemies.

      Times have changed but people like Jennybro haven’t moved on. Now they sound like old farts.

    • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 12:00 pm
      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 12:02 pm

        I’m amazed that T** **y won’t let us guide him to the truth.

      • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:15 pm

        That’s old news…published when Levy’s salary and bonus were announced.
        Making an issue over something no longer an issue.

        • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 12:16 pm

          The article is actually a rebuttal of those claims.

          I posted it as a response to JennyBro’s tirade.

          • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:21 pm

            Yes, I agree.
            But some are still using it as a stick to beat us with.
            The truth can be ignored to serve any purpose.

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:23 pm

            It’s an explanation. The cogent fact is that the money Spurs players get is always the baseline pay. There are reportedly very generous bonuses which top them right up which I reported two years ago were the most generous in the PL (at the time).

            • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:26 pm

              They’d have left if they weren’t happy.

  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 11:58 am

    I’ll be interested to see how many match reports come from the likes of JennyBro for un-televised games.
    Half of this lot haven’t any investment in the club at all.
    And that includes TBH.
    Making a living from it, though.

    I don’t have an issue with fans who cannot get to games but I find the vitriol from some who have never been to a game unacceptable.
    Criticism is ok, but vitriolic hatred? Naaaah.

  • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 12:07 pm

    “Lewis should sack you on the spot”
    🙈

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 12:09 pm

      What about the small matter if the 20% stake levy has?

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:12 pm

        29% in fact. I doubt Lewis has any concerns at all with Levy’s stewardship of the club.

        • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 12:16 pm

          Nor should he have, what with all those duffel bags regularly winging their way across the Atlantic…

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:20 pm

            • GDawg 14/08/2018 at 12:29 pm


              “Take it to my yacht”

              • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:35 pm

                FFS Daniel, I didn’t want the cash in pound coins!!

                • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 12:54 pm

                  Haha!

        • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:17 pm

          ENIC are delivering a massive new stadium and on the same site as the old ground. This is the best possible outcome for a traditionalist and yet the old farts are screaming because it’s taking a few months longer to complete. What sad sacks of shit.

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 12:34 pm

            Fings were betterer when we woz relegated!

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

              I was so optimistic as we lost 0-5 at Maine Road on 7th May 1977 and then smashed Leicester at the lane 2-0 a week later. We’d really made the big-time.

              • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 12:56 pm

                I was at both games. I was kissed by a spurs legend after the 2nd match. More on that when I write my bloeug!!

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 1:28 pm

                  Excellent! I was at the Leicester finale and also the Villa 3-1 game. I remember the atmosphere being quite good even though we were virtually doomed. Chris Jones scored a great goal against Villa from a very tight angle.

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

            They also whined because expanding the stadium footprint to make the capacity larger (to fit in more FANS) necessarily involved the unfortunate demolition of some surrounding buildings. As if it could be done painlessly. Maybe on stilts or some other crackpot scheme?

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 12:39 pm

              But we were guilty of arson, no?

              • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:44 pm

                Who, me?

  • Bruxie 14/08/2018 at 12:33 pm

    The Oeufs are a world apart from the main click merchants. I’m really glad to be in decent company. Not worrying if some clown will give abuse as a reply to my posts is a real bonus and a great way to engage on all matters Spurs and beyond.
    Thanks peeps for setting this up.
    See you tomorrow!

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 12:35 pm

      Have a goodun, Bruxie.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:39 pm

      Good hunting.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 12:39 pm

    Chauvelin

    My son changed his job earlier this year. Every day he used to walk down the pavement right past where the car smashed into the barriers at Westminster this morning. I am so thankful he is working in a less hazardous part of London now (Olympia).

    Just heard from my Son who had a meeting near Parliament this morning, got there an hour after the event. I asked if he new about before going and he said yes but thought hed better not miss the meeting. The madness of youth.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:41 pm

      Probably by then it was the safest spot in London. Literally swarming with police and sniffer dogs.

  • Sexy Beast 14/08/2018 at 12:41 pm

    Wet Spam fans on Talkshite saying Levy is corrupt 😂
    How can they give a platform to fans of other clubs who spout garbage like this?
    The anti Tottenham bias is alive and well! Can’t help thinking if we were mid table dross if anyone would even mention the rule about playing a full season at one ground.
    Does anyone know why this rule is in place? And why and how a club can make an advantage for themselves by using more than one stadium?
    I would love to know!

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:48 pm

      And logically incorrect.

      Other people would be corrupt if they accepted illegal inducements from Levy. Has that possibly happened, of course not.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 12:49 pm

      I can understand the argument to a degree. Playing at different stadia may provide different advantages or negative aspects. So different opposing teams may gain or lose potentially because of it. The principal should be to provide a level set of conditions for all home matches in order to make it fair for all.

  • Matt 14/08/2018 at 12:46 pm

    Mike Waller EVP at the NFL said they understood the problems and were excited about future games at the stadium. No drama, no hysteria. Massive 1bn engineering project over runs a few weeks; who’d have thunk it.

    • Sexy Beast 14/08/2018 at 12:48 pm

      Scandalous!

    • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 12:53 pm

      That’s just PR spin. I’m not falling for that load of old guff. Behind the scenes they’ll be seething, I can promise you that.

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 1:01 pm

        I read what Levy said at the THFC meeting with THST back in Feb 2017. The NFL own everything pertaining to their planned games at the NWHL. The sale of seats, everything is under their control. They must have their own infrastructure already in place and to switch to Wembley must be a great inconvenience.

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 12:57 pm

    If Talkshite permitted a caller to say Levy is corrupt, I’d love to see how groveling the station would get if Daniel called in his lawyers. Let’s have six months of totally pro-Spurs talk now.

    • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 1:39 pm

      They’ll allow this sort of thing on air while we regularly invite the troll D*rham to present his match-day live show from our stadium. I bet he has a good chow down at the club’s expense while he’s there.

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 1:46 pm

        Slip him a few iffy prawns in his paella.

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 1:12 pm

    The stadium is such an integrated enterprise, any substantial delay must also impinge on all the ancillary services which create the ‘matchday experience’. All the staff for the restaurants from the cordin bleu chef down to the pot scrubbers I assume have to go into limbo? The bar staff, shop workers, everyone is now on hold. I may be wrong but isn’t the stadium due to be a venue for 365 days per year, so these aren’t casual match day staff?

  • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 1:24 pm

    How does this delay affect the opening of the super megastore? I thought it was due to open in July.

  • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 1:33 pm

    Bruxie
    My Lab bitch is a hunter.
    2 dear – muntjacs, 50-odd rabbits, a mole, several pigeons (too fat to take off in time!), 2 rats.
    Not proud of the dear but what can you do?
    Instinct.

    This year alone my two working dogs (Springers) have already done about 200 rats, Brian the eldest catches them and cracks their heads in one swift move, he is a rat killing machine, Hattie catches them and eats them, she’s sick a lot.

    • ronwol196061 14/08/2018 at 1:40 pm

      Siccilian Springers Inc

    • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 1:43 pm

      My Darcey is about 10 months old and is still going through a shit-eating phase. Just recently she’s developed a liking for her own excrement.

      Last week I couldn’t get to her quickly enough to stop her from eating a particularly unsavoury dump she’d just produced. Two hours later she brings the lot back up in my living room (thankfully I have a wooden floor).

      I go to the kitchen to get some stuff to clean it up with and whilst I’m out of the room Luka decides to do it for me.

      Dogs, eh? Don’tcha just love ’em?

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 1:43 pm

    61 Spurs Nut
    Excellent! I was at the Leicester finale and also the Villa 3-1 game. I remember the atmosphere being quite good even though we were virtually doomed. Chris Jones scored a great goal against Villa from a very tight angle.

    Anyone who thinks that sad time (relegation) was better than now, is one of four things:
    1) either wasn’t around then
    2) is a liar
    3) is a fantasist
    4) is a Gooner.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 1:46 pm

      I may add that, with hindsight, Spurs did revive and become an exciting team in the 80s. But no one knew that at the time, and to say it felt more hopeful than now is plain wrong.

  • ronwol196061 14/08/2018 at 1:46 pm

    All this talk about the
    stadium. Jimmy Greaves said he couldnt care less how it goes it.. It could bounce of his bum and go in and he’ll be just as happy.
    We didn’t buy one player but still we can win.
    It could be played in a half built Algerian ruin but let us win.
    Seeing some good footie along the way will help.
    Im not there but you over there have lots of time to enjoy the stadium. Hackney Marshes looks Glorious when you win and the new Tottenham stadium won’t if we lose

    • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 1:58 pm

      True, Ron.
      Appreciate season ticket holders may feel differently to non-season ticket holders, but generally people just like to have a big whinge. If it wasn’t the stadium, it would be something else.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 2:44 pm

    Huzzah!

    “All Executive Members contracted to the New Stadium will automatically receive a credit note equal to 1/28th* of your 2018/19 seasonal fee for each of the Premier League matches to be played at Wembley – on Saturday 15 September against Liverpool, kick-off 12.30pm, and on Saturday 6 October against Cardiff City, kick-off 3pm – 28 being the average number of games in all competitions over the past five seasons.

    A credit note to that effect will be placed into your Premium account and can be used for the matches at Wembley, for future payments or towards your 2019/20 seasonal fee.”

    Still no apology though. That seems to be the hardest word.

    • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 3:03 pm

      Boris brought out mugs of hot tea.
      Surely that would cut it?
      Sorry… no politics! 🙈

  • Northern Spur 14/08/2018 at 2:50 pm

    61 Spurs Nut -“Still no apology though. That seems to be the hardest word.”

    What about Borazon?

  • HD 🇺🇸 14/08/2018 at 3:17 pm

    Lots of News Now chatter taking place regarding Rose and Eriksen. Do you suppose there is any validity to it? For me, Rose could be headed out. I don’t see Eriksen leaving but I don’t know jack …..

    • Bardamu 14/08/2018 at 3:33 pm

      I think Rose will go. Would be amazed at Eriksen departing.
      Our window is closed and there is no replacement for him. I call bobbins on that one.

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 3:35 pm

        The oddity of this limbo period is that no swaps deals are possible (if wanted). Theoretically Rabiot plus a ton of cash for Eriksen, for instance.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

    A hint on VJ perhaps?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 4:10 pm

      He is not a number, he is a free man!

  • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 6:01 pm

    So in summary of todays THFC’isms:
    A) Aaagh, the end is nigh!
    B) I told you so.. 😘
    C) Am I bovvered.
    D) Yeah right, next!
    Concise and to the point. That’s how I roll dudes..

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 6:05 pm

      Tight and with a little twisty point, that’s how I roll doobies.

      • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 6:21 pm

        Shirley you’ve grown out of the twisty point phase by now..

        • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 6:24 pm

          You’re absolutely right. Haven’t even bought king size in years. One single skin a night and I’m done Cas.

  • ronwol196061 14/08/2018 at 6:14 pm

    Eriksen has to be worth 100mil
    Very few players can play that role
    He isn’t the player I’d like him to be but I know his value. There are just too few of these type players.
    find a take charge Eriksen must be in the stratusphere

    • Superspoz 🏆 14/08/2018 at 6:33 pm

      If I was a striker I’d want Eriksen behind me, if I was a midfielder (which is where I used to play btw) then he’s the perfect player I’d want in front of me. He makes football easy.

      • ronwol196061 14/08/2018 at 6:51 pm

        I find yes when he makes it easy he makes it easy.
        How many balls did he give to Kane against the mighty Newcastle?
        Am I expecting too much?
        Its possible

        • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 6:56 pm

          Put simply, yes.

      • UnkleTaff 14/08/2018 at 6:52 pm

        I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again … the Kane/Eriksen/Alli trio have an understanding that’s as good as anything in world football right now and I wouldn’t change any of them for anyone else.

    • Danspurs 14/08/2018 at 6:46 pm

      If Levy catches on to this, we’re not far off seeing a certain blogger having to change his name to T** B** N**spur… and H**** N**spur… can’t see anything this flatty dumb-bumb blog has to worry about, though. Phew.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 7:31 pm

      Now, why didn’t the club do this when a certain Arsene Wenger was getting a storm of criticism every game? Why now? It’s almost as if Arsenal FC were happy to see pressure put on their former manager to step aside, but now that he’s gone they are taking steps to tame the vox populi.

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Can Arsenal prevent anyone from using the word? It’s a noun.

      https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/arsenal

      • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 8:08 pm

        ‘Arsenal’ when used in connection with the (so-called) football club is copyrighted and trademarked. ‘Arsenal’ when used in connection with a place where weapons and military equipment are stored would be fine

        • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 8:57 pm

          Probably just trademarked, now that I think about it. My intellectual property class was a long time ago.

          • Fat Bertha 14/08/2018 at 9:05 pm

            I’m thinking along the lines of ‘passing off’. Arsenal TV trading on the club’s goodwill etc. Misrep.

            • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 9:17 pm

              Possible; using Arsenal in the title of their show about Arsenal could lead to people thinking the show is connected to or endorsed by the club.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 8:42 pm

    Juan Foyth loan to Leeds stories are going around. Waiting on Toby’s situation being sorted out

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 9:21 pm

    Grealish reminds me of Isco.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 9:26 pm

      Yeah, neither of them play for us.

      • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 9:27 pm

        I can see the similarity.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 9:32 pm

        Yet.

  • Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 9:25 pm

    And Poch said let them be calm

    And lo and behold, they were calm..

  • Matt 14/08/2018 at 9:26 pm

    Small piece in The Times today highlighting that on holiday apparently Alli was polite, friendly, waited in queues (not whisked to the front) and dealt politely with paparazzi intrusion. Kind of messes up the “gangsta “ narrative a bit. Next they’ll be telling us he’s a gifted player who runs his socks off every game and scores a lot. Pfft!

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 9:29 pm

      Newcastle game I heard the little munchkin ran ten kilometres, the furthest of any player.

      What a LazyWaster©T** B** H******.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 9:40 pm

        If he played the full 90 he’d be running 30 km.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 9:39 pm

    Sky are pushing the angle of we may need to find a third home ground for Man City match.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11472819/tottenham-may-need-to-find-third-home-ground-for-man-city-match

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/08/2018 at 9:41 pm

      Or play it at Citeh?

      • SeattleSpursGuy 14/08/2018 at 9:43 pm

        Yeah, I thought that too but it seems that would make City play 3 games in a row away at the end of the season. So, not a goer

        • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 9:52 pm

          As long as we win I couldn’t give a flying fuck where they play it.

          • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:45 pm

            Still perfecting the flying fuck, almost there.

  • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 9:55 pm

    Evening chaps, won’t bire anyone shirtless with maffs, engawish and pwobmem solving however, I larfed my arse off today. Bought some books to help my son with his 11+ exams in Sept and in the English book was a reasonably complicated story with some major play in words (Ron woulda loved it) and there was a reference to flat earthers and to explain about flat earthers and why the sentence ‘everything’s for the best’ is a half baked idea. Well I won’t go into the workings of previous questions cause I would have failed miserably and he thinks very close to me so there’s work to be done however , when explaining a flat earther, sticking to ones guns despite proof , deluded, stubbornness etc and I wasn’t sure which site put him in touch with for proof. Especially when there’s no proof 😮

    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 9:56 pm

      Proof reading, wassat ?

      • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 9:57 pm

        The proof is in the pudding.

        • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 9:59 pm

          Unless it’s 80% proof

          • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 10:21 pm

            Prove it.

            • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:23 pm

              Makes someone sound guilty.

              • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:34 pm

                Harts, and I’m askin cause I value your opinion (won’t keep saying it) not that you want me to but.::if you knew ENIC had a long term plan to keep the monies rolling for 20 years with little hope of a cup, would you be bothered. See for me that makes me want us to win even more. Not that’s what the other lot (TBH lot) don’t want too but they revel in it a bit would you feel the same ?

                • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:37 pm

                  I mean we support the team and not the business (although they go hand in hand) , I know you feel this way but it would be a little justified on their part if this was the case. I haven’t only thought about this now but I feel it’s an interesting discussion.

                  • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:38 pm

                    It is what it is 😂

                    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:00 pm

                      Oh btw, tickets arrived for Fulham game today. Taking my mrs and boy to their first game . If you fancy harts, would love a quick one with ya. Could pass for 5 minutes on the way, or an all nigher 😜

                    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:02 pm

                      Spurts has my number if you’d like.

                    • Hartley 15/08/2018 at 8:35 am

                      I’m not going Ant, near enouegh the rest of my family are but I can’t get cover for the farm so I’m home alone this weekend.

  • Matt 14/08/2018 at 9:57 pm

    Reading above about dog hunting prowess. My Staffie Ted has never caught a thing. He’s currently nursing a cut face where he chased a squirrel and ran into the wheelbarrow. If I knew how to post a picture I would. It’s a sad sight.

    • Hartley 14/08/2018 at 10:29 pm

      Squirrels are tricky little buggers and there are more injuries in this country caused by wheelbarrows than any other form of barrow unless you are one of those people who use the term barrow as slang talk for bow and arrow

    • Frontwheel 2 14/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

      Spiders don’t stand a chance when my bitch is hunting

      • Sniper 15/08/2018 at 1:01 am

        So nice to have a wife who’s not scared of spiders!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 10:48 pm

    My prime number shitting bear has just reached the 13,848th prime number of 150,001.

    I know.

    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:51 pm

      Jeez Nuts,that’s some serious crunching.

      • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 10:52 pm

        How what why? For fun ?

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 10:59 pm

          For fun while I try to think of a practical application. I’ve been thinking for 50 odd years without success.

          • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:01 pm

            Love it, but why prime numbers? You have a spreadsheet ?

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 11:03 pm

              I have lots of spreadsheets.

              • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:05 pm

                Thats roughly 1.3 added per day…commitment man,fair play .

                • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:06 pm

                  Why primes ?

                  • McG ⚽⚽ 14/08/2018 at 11:08 pm

                    It’s all about the optimus.

                    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:12 pm

                      Did you get the tickets for the game Maccy Gee’s ?

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 14/08/2018 at 11:14 pm

                      No, quite glad now! Will look at another game further down the line. That’s me turning in, night gents 🙂

                    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:15 pm

                      Night mate

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/08/2018 at 11:06 pm

                  I can’t claim it as all my own work…
                  http://alpha61.com/primenumbershittingbear/

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:06 pm

    AntSpurs
    Evening chaps, won’t bire anyone shirtless with maffs, engawish and pwobmem solving however, I larfed my arse off today. Bought some books to help my son with his 11+ exams in Sept and in the English book was a reasonably complicated story with some major play in words (Ron woulda loved it) and there was a reference to flat earthers and to explain about flat earthers and why the sentence ‘everything’s for the best’ is a half baked idea. Well I won’t go into the workings of previous questions cause I would have failed miserably and he thinks very close to me so there’s work to be done however , when explaining a flat earther, sticking to ones guns despite proof , deluded, stubbornness etc and I wasn’t sure which site put him in touch with for proof. Especially when there’s no proof

    Sounds like Voltaire’s Candide to me.

    • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:08 pm

      What the shit is that

      • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:08 pm

        😘

      • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:11 pm

        It’s a book. In it a character called Pangloss always thinks everything will turn out for the best no matter what absolute disasters occur (like a devastating earthquake).

        • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:13 pm

          Aha, so it isn’t necessarily a half baked idea

          • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:14 pm

            Part of a serious problem with these tests. There is one answer or you’re incorrect. It’s bollocks

          • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

            Actually, the writer (Voltaire) poked fun at the idea. The main characters suffered one indignity after another.

            • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:35 pm

              Ok, the text in this story has a guy called Milo who is invited to a banquet with Royalty (he brings his dog) they don’t mention if Milo is a child or an adult and anyways could be a lover or rude for this. He has to do a speech which he is unprepared for …could be be lazy, dislexic, bored ,nervous ? Anyways his meal depends on how good his speech is , so his meal is unappetizing to which the king , alongside count, earl , duke and secretary have things to say.. wtf he’s 9 and it continues , there’s a revelation , an arguement etc and at the end they ask for Milos character. I’m sorry but it has one answer. He’s confident is the main one. Well I was dumbfounded at this because this book gives the the correct answers. My son thought he might be blind because if the dog ( I mean who would normally bring a dog to a banquet) and was interrupting and could be considered rude. Well that’s true , although he does them all himself and is far away from rude. He has ants in his pants. That’s not accepted either. His secondary school depends on this shit.

              • AntSpurs 14/08/2018 at 11:58 pm

                That’s why I love maffs. Bosh one answer

              • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:59 pm

                It sounds bonkers to me.
                Milo’s character? After that meal Milo becomes an revolutionary anarchist and runs amok with a carving knife and kills the aristocracy and declares a republic.

                • AntSpurs 15/08/2018 at 12:01 am

                  Yes but hes confident 😜

                  • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:02 am

                    Absolutely. No room for doubt when you’re cutting the king’s head off.

                  • AntSpurs 15/08/2018 at 12:03 am

                    I don’t see it but he noticed that there was a food theme and a somersault which made milos plate seasoned was because it was a play in the word salt and a ragamufin was a muffin and Ragmarole was a play on bread. Sail away

                    • AntSpurs 15/08/2018 at 12:05 am

                      Love abstract but then …confident fuck off. Coming or going

                    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:07 am

                      Blimey, if that’s right the writers of this thing are expecting the students to make some very tenuous connections from those descriptions.
                      ‘There were some peasants there, so there must be peas being eaten by ants.’

  • McG ⚽⚽ 14/08/2018 at 11:12 pm

    I see we could be six points clear of the goons come Sat eve, nice if we pull it off!!

    • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:24 pm

      Mind the gap!

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:29 pm

    61 Spurs Nut
    I’ll stick with my Photoshop’s Gaussian Blur fank yew!

    Gauss was a great bloke, came of peasant stock but was a mathematical wonderchild. As a youngster he noted that although no one could predict prime numbers, there was a relationship between the number of primes and logarithmic values.

  • Chauvelin 14/08/2018 at 11:40 pm

    Is it me, or was that bridge in Genoa needing to be replaced? Many, many years ago it was recognised that steel load bearing cables encased in concrete were at severe risk of corroding and failing. At least steel cables on structures like the Severn Bridge are easily inspected, not being hidden within concrete.

    ‘However the inclusion of steel within an otherwise stable and durable material in the 1849 by a French Gardener called Joseph Monier also introduced an intrinsic durability issue. The very element that had provided the characteristics desired by engineers and architects would ultimately prove to be same component that would transform an evidently timeless construction material to one that had a life time measurable in decades rather than centuries, the time limiting factor being the corrosion of the reinforcement.’

    https://www.corrosionengineering.co.uk/knowledge-library/corrosion-of-steel-in-concrete/

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:03 am

      Lahdedah would know this stuff.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:01 am

    Caspurs
    And Poch said let them be calm
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    And lo and behold, they were calm..

    The Harry Kranes are back!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:02 am

    SpurAndy
    Grealish reminds me of Isco.

    without the Isco

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:04 am

    ronwol196061 14/08/2018 at 6:51 pm

    I find yes when he makes it easy he makes it easy.
    How many balls did he give to Kane against the mighty Newcastle?
    Am I expecting too much?
    Its possible
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    Caspurs 14/08/2018 at 6:56 pm

    Put simply, yes.

    Even I understand that that is a destinct possibility

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:10 am

      First day back at school Ronwol. Let’s give the players a chance to get into their groove. At least Dele was alive for his goal.

      • GDawg 15/08/2018 at 12:55 am

        Ali certainly turns up in the right place and scores a bunch of goals for a waster

  • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:22 am

    I feel great sympathy for Janssen. I know he doesn’t figure in Pochettino’s plans, but having his squad number removed is akin to a disgraced officer having his sword broken. I can’t see the need to leave him without a number. What does not prove?

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:22 am

      *does it

      • GDawg 15/08/2018 at 12:54 am

        If he’s not going to feature we should have moved him on to get on with his life

  • Sniper 15/08/2018 at 9:06 am

    From the official club website:-
    Full refund amounts for both Liverpool and Cardiff City will be placed into your eticket account automatically in the coming days. To improve on the process used for the Fulham fixture, these funds can either be drawn out from your eticket account by way of a monthly BACS payment or the funds can be held in credit in your account to be used as part payment for next season’s Season Ticket.

    Seriously!!?? Are they saying a refund in monthly instalments or one refund of the whole amount made within one month?

    If it is instalments, which the word “monthly” suggests, I think that is disgraceful.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/08/2018 at 9:11 am

      They can’t seriously be suggesting drip feeding refunds, can they?

    • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:11 am

      As the games take place over Sept/Oct and possibly Dec, I think the refunds will happen within that month – not given as a lump sum in advance.
      No mention of being able to buy Wembley tickets or UCL games with the eticket account.
      This will, I hope, develop to the same arrangement as for the Fulham game.

      • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:13 am

        Forgot November!

      • Sniper 15/08/2018 at 9:14 am

        But if you have stumped up a lump sum in advance, surely you are entitled to a full lump sum refund? Not in instalments!

        • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:18 am

          I think – no hope – that as the season progresses we’ll get 1/19 for the L’pooh game, then 1/19 for the next and so on.
          That certainly helped in buying the Fulham ticket and I still have approx a tenner in my a/c.
          After repeating this for three more games that should give me a head start for the UCL games – about £35.

  • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:22 am

    £995 / 19 = £52+
    Fulham ticket £44.

    Repeat that process for the re-arranged games and I’ll be ok with that.

    • Sniper 15/08/2018 at 9:25 am

      Seems a bit ‘inforadig’ to refund only as each rearranged fixture passes! You are giving them an interest free cashflow boost.

      • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:27 am

        Already did that when I bought the season ticket in advance!

        • Sniper 15/08/2018 at 9:33 am

          But they changed the ‘product’ to a lesser and cheaper one. Should be a lump sum refund in my view.

          • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 9:37 am

            I get the difference back when I buy the Wembley ticket.
            No problem to me.
            At least they are aware of the issue.
            Going to Wembley for £995 would be “thieving”.

        • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 9:33 am

          It appears they are reliant on the BACs transfer system which they run monthly, like many businesses do.

  • UnkleTaff 15/08/2018 at 9:40 am

    So how’s that comparison with Jock Stein’s record going now, Brendan?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45191175

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 10:18 am

      “Rodgers is wasting his time and talent in Scotland…

      …Celtic showed last night that it’s pointless for them to take part in a European competition!”

      Alan Brazil on Talkshite. That outfit really do rely on controversy to glean publicity. Not for them quality reportage or hiring presenters with a brain cell between them.

  • Matt 15/08/2018 at 11:01 am

    Stadium trivia. I’m at a business thing at Hampden Park today. Proper old school mostly single tier. Looking out at the pitch as I type. I like a stadium and I’m glad I support a club that’s going to have the best one in Europe by the end of this year.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 11:10 am

    GDawg
    Ali certainly turns up in the right place and scores a bunch of goals for a waster

    Interesting article here…

    https://playingfor90.com/2018/08/15/raumdeuter-truth-behind-dele-alli-role-spurs/

        • GDawg 15/08/2018 at 11:37 am

          Nice article Ron. Finally an article that can describe Dele’s genius. Anyone that thinks Dele just turns up in the right place and scores out of luck needs their head read. Not every great player is conspicuous. Many English players of recent times have been conspicuous. But few can do what Dele does

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 11:55 am

            Our football is very different and sometimes I have a hard time figuring who does what. It looks sometimes haphazard but it isnt (sometimes it really is) I knew Dele works his heart out every game but couldnt figure what he does. Then i see something amazing here and there. This gave some clarity.
            Same with Eriksen. I see his blocking the channels and moving the ball along and I wait for that great pass. So in a lot of these cases its hard to understand.
            Im always looking for a flow. I see it constantly with Liverpool but our game is different its almost a game of attrition and at times looks wide open when we force the other team and expand and at times is more closed down. Ultimately its working but really I have a hard time deciphering it

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:03 pm

              With that I think Moura is more of a classic style player that is trying to play the types o ht go wasted because of this lack. In this past game he was chasing the ball. But he doesnt have that burst that Son has or Kane and so he was wasted in the position. I think he is talented but really he may not work out if Poch cant find a role that suits him

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:42 pm

                I think he is suited for this role but it doesnt exist in the Poch system

                The trequartista, instead, will roam from his position in the pitch and try to create chances for himself and other players. While he doesn’t make too much of a defensive work, he may surge in a deeper position to get the ball as well as he can move either wide or inside to create goalscoring opportunities. A trequartista in the right wing, for instance, may be as able to go through the full back and find a cross into the box as much as he can come inside and find a good goalscoring position or through pass. He is mainly focused in being a 9 and a half (that means, an hybrid of a number 9 and a number 10). Defensively, he won’t press much the defenders (unless he’s got great work rate and determination) and will simply try to find spaces without the ball so he can do his magic. Famous trequartistas playing wide would be del Piero (at some point of his spell at Juve), Giovinco and maybe Insigne at Napoli.

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 11:19 am

      There are some websites which make opting out of having your data harvested relatively straightforward, but this is one which makes it as hard as possible by referring you on other sites to search for the ‘no thanks’ choices.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 11:49 am

        I have 15 little green drones in my computer now

  • foeorfreund 15/08/2018 at 11:26 am

    Zaha signs new bumper deal.
    Good.

    • Caspurs 15/08/2018 at 11:36 am

      I am calm now.

      • Bardamu 15/08/2018 at 12:05 pm

        He was never joining at the prices being quoted.
        (I increasingly wonder who will, as prices for average players go up and up.
        I’d quite like to never hear his name in relation to us again.

        • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:16 pm

          Who? Zaha?
          Did you mean you never want to think about Zaha again? Poor old Zaha, what’s Zaha done?

          • Bardamu 15/08/2018 at 12:17 pm

            Oh, Gawd… 🙉

  • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 11:53 am

    What is a ramdeuter?

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:08 pm

    its funny how Poch throws away players and yet Sissoko he keeps playing.
    He sees something in his with the system. No matter he doesnt pass very well or shoot very well. He runs well.He is tough. He can tackle (but rarely in that position) But he has little talent.
    With that this week he had the major role with us.

    • Bardamu 15/08/2018 at 12:18 pm

      He’s a body. In a shirt. That’s all it is.

      • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:25 pm

        At 95k per week that’s an expensive mascot to have hanging around. Is Sissoko better than Janssen? He’s a damn sight more expensive and has less future. Pochettino has blind spots, of that there is no doubt.

        • UnkleTaff 15/08/2018 at 12:29 pm

          My view, for what it’s worth, is that Pochettino wanted Sissoko (even though he was overpriced for a player with limited sell-on-value) and is trying to justify his decision by constantly playing him.

          He didn’t have a great track record at Southampton when it came to player purchases either.

          • Bardamu 15/08/2018 at 12:35 pm

            True, that crazy Italian striker Dani someone sticks in the memory (although his name clearly doesn’t!)

            • UnkleTaff 15/08/2018 at 12:39 pm

              Osvaldo?

              • Bardamu 15/08/2018 at 3:23 pm

                That’s the fella

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:35 pm

            Maybe the problem is he really doesnt know who can work his system and he wont. He knows when they come and have been indoctrinated or naturally fir in to his system which is probably rare. His system is a total system I think s even a player has talent is not as important that one that is a cog in the wheel of his game which Sissoko obviously is even far from a perfect footie player

            • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:36 pm

              Cog is a fair description of Sissoko.

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:37 pm

                It also means Cost of Goods

              • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

                Flywheel Shyster and Flywheel.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:28 pm

        It cant be,if thats the case then Poch would use more subs more of the time.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:18 pm
    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:35 pm

      It’s a nonsensical article. What do you expect? From what I read, the bottom line appears to be that West Ham won’t pay an additional 170k per year (chicken feed, the tight bastards) for a surround in their own colours and in response the company who service the stadium will put in a default navy blue colour. Tough.

  • Spursy 15/08/2018 at 12:25 pm

    My thoughts are what a great three points on Saturday and the stadium will be done when it’s ready. Reckon, it’ll be lovely and I want to visit in the first season. COYS!

    • HD 🇺🇸 15/08/2018 at 12:42 pm

      Hmmm….the voice of reason Spursy. 😁

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 12:46 pm

      Coming in here with a reasonable comment, how very dare you!

    • Spursy 15/08/2018 at 8:15 pm

      Ha ha ha!
      Let a great season begin!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 12:34 pm

    Maybe the problem is he really doesnt know who can work his system and he wont. He knows when they come and have been indoctrinated or naturally fir in to his system which is probably rare. His system is a total system I think s even a player has talent is not as important that one that is a cog in the wheel of his game which Sissoko obviously is even far from a perfect footie player

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 1:54 pm

    Reports (of course in News Now,its where most ITK gets ripped from) suggest Levy as put a price of 178 million on the head of Christian Eriksen. Here you can read where evryone got inspired from
    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League/Tottenham+Hotspur

    Its a mighty price if true,notwithstanding I had priced him in between two cents and 178 mil according to what he was doing THAT minute. I mean its a crazy figure and I probably wouldnt sell him because there are just too few players out there that can play the role and the ones that are are probably worth 300k a week. There are a few more but I think Liverpool have bought them all on a monthly basis.

    Our team cost threepence but are worth more than Real Madrid

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 2:36 pm

      Some accident. Must be pure luck, Daniel doesn’t know one end of a football from the other. If they have ends.

      Keep that luck coming!

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 2:41 pm

        He must have got some things right surely

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 2:39 pm

      If Eriksen is worth that much let’s see his new contract all sorted. Maybe this has to wait until September 1st?

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 2:41 pm

        Its easy to say…I thought he just signed one

        • Bruxie 15/08/2018 at 2:44 pm

          Nope…his current contract ends in 2020.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 2:45 pm

            The way it stands it would be silly to sign a contract that wasnt worth a gazillian now
            and Levys not letting him go at any cost now

  • ronwol196061 15/08/2018 at 3:51 pm

    Did the Flat Oeuf bridge fall down?
    Where is the crowd?

    • HD 🇺🇸 15/08/2018 at 3:58 pm

      Golfing 🏌🏿‍♂️😁

    • Hartley 15/08/2018 at 3:59 pm

      Farming

      • Hartley 15/08/2018 at 4:01 pm

        🐂🐏🐓🚜

        • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 4:06 pm

          Old MacHartley had a farm, e-i-e-i-o
          And on that farm he saw some ramblers, e-i-e-i-o
          With a bang bang here,
          and a bang bang there,
          here a bang, there a bang,
          get off my land you *****

          • Hartley 15/08/2018 at 4:07 pm

            When you say ramblers I assume you mean trespassers?

            • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 4:10 pm

              Indeed I did.

              • danspurs 15/08/2018 at 4:16 pm

                Run rambler, run rambler, run, run, run,
                Here comes Hartley with a gun, gun, gun,
                You’ll be sorry that you were so dumb,
                So run, rambler, run rambler, run, run, run…🛏🛏🛏

                • Hartley 15/08/2018 at 4:18 pm

                  If only I could get away with it….

                  • danspurs 15/08/2018 at 4:24 pm

                    There have been heated online debates in my neck of the woods between farmers and dog-walkers who ignore their no trespassing signs. The council’s solution has been to kick the farmers off their rented land and build houses all over the farmland. That’s shut everyone up.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 4:28 pm

                      They call it The Hartland

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 4:27 pm

              Ive gone fishing..Oh I tell a lie.Its fish and chipping
              Lies and Chips,its what HD is doing…Ill take a mulligan

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 4:30 pm

                Up the Irons!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/08/2018 at 4:36 pm

    Actually off to a middle eastern restaurant for lunch like that gear occasionally..healthy food

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 4:41 pm

      You’ve got to finish up your meal or it’s a terrible insult to your hosts.

      • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 4:45 pm

        Then it’s back to your place for a London delicacy

      • Superspoz 🏆 15/08/2018 at 4:55 pm

        It’s all lies. Restaurants don’t serve what real people eat. Last month Dave and Colin came around my uncle Jimmy’s house (actual name Djouma) where they were treated to an unforgettable bbq (we were celebrating my aunties birthday). Dave mentioned how much he loves the Mediterranean cuisine ie the fresh fish, the bbqs etc. My uncle stopped him in his tracks and explained that what you see in cookery programmes is not real. Proper Mediterranean cuisine is pulses and salad and fresh vegetables, home made cheese etc. Meat is actually quite expensive and contrary to popular belief, fish is not that common in the warm water of the med. That’s the food I grew up with, beans, lentils homemade sour dough bread, olives, halloumi..the list is endless.

        • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 6:50 pm

          Makes sense. There are far more fish in cold waters as warm water contains much less dissolved gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide. Hence the worry over seas increasing temperature.

    • Superspoz 🏆 15/08/2018 at 4:43 pm

      I’m guessing a bit of slow cooked lamb, some cracked bulgar wheat cooked with tomatoes and lots of spice with some natural yogurt for balance.

      • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 4:47 pm

        Falafels, lamb, hummus, the whole lot.

        • Superspoz 🏆 15/08/2018 at 4:59 pm

          And warm bread to mop it all up. My dad always said, the best part of any meal is the last mouthful at the end where a fraction of everything is mopped up with a bit of bread.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 15/08/2018 at 4:46 pm

    Jermaine Jenas, on our summer (non) dealings, says the information from his sources at the club is that Poch had a list of targets and did not want alternatives once the club failed to secure deals for his primary choices.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45184484

  • UnkleTaff 15/08/2018 at 4:49 pm

    I think I’ve pulled a hamstring.

    Playing bowls…

    • Superspoz 🏆 15/08/2018 at 5:02 pm

      *eyes wide open, jaw on the floor emoji

    • Fat Bertha 15/08/2018 at 5:13 pm

      Whose?

    • Fat Bertha 15/08/2018 at 5:18 pm

      Did Beryl run on with the magic sponge?t
      “Stop it, Beryl, I said hamstring not groin!”

    • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 6:54 pm

      N’Koudou got squad number 14 and now he’s off on loan. Poor little Janssen in Noddy no club, no number.

      Pochettino might as well tar and feather the poor sod.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/08/2018 at 7:06 pm

        Maybe the poor sod has seriously misbehaved.

        • Chauvelin 15/08/2018 at 7:15 pm

          Yeah, little scamp.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/08/2018 at 7:21 pm
  • Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enoeuf

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