Predicting Spurs Victory?

Times have changed. After the defeats to Inter, then Barça, followed by the lame draw against PSV, the talk was of hoping we would come last in the Group and drop out of European competition altogether for the rest of the year. Solely on the basis of not christening NWHL with a Ropey League match, I saw the logic.

But since then, we’ve started playing a bit. We’ve exhibited some expansionism, demonstrated derrring-do, showcased some swashbuckling. We’ve become more Spurs and less spursy.

I never do predictions. They ruin the game for me. I’ve got enough nerves without thinking I’ve jinxed it. So Peter Predictor, what do you think? Are we going to show up or fizzle out?

What I do want is for us to go for it. I want us to try our hardest to qualify from the Group. All that ‘ditch it for this year’ nonsense is for losers. I was one of them off the back of our last 3 CL results, but now I’m a WINNER! Yeah!

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
  • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:10 pm

    I do like a sherry.

    When we hammer Inter I’ll have vintage port. And when we put Barca away, it’ll be a scotch.

    • Steven Miller 06/11/2018 at 11:17 pm

      I’d do all in ten minutes if I wasn’t on call.

    • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 12:28 am

      So to draw the conclusion with the aid of my trusty graduates Mr Nutster : a 1-0 or a 2 goal margin will suffice should we find ourselves level on points however should any other circumstances come into effect, may I kindly refer you the the rules and regulations submitted.

  • Steven Miller 06/11/2018 at 11:19 pm

    A few “characters” missing on here tonight?

    • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:28 pm

      Ronwol.

  • Northern Spur 06/11/2018 at 11:23 pm

    Clearly, a well-deserved win. We can beat Inter, then we can treat Barça away as our CL Final.
    2 questions:
    i) what happens if we beat Inter by one goal, then match their result in the last games; and
    ii) does anyone know tonight’s attendance?
    Much obliged!!

    • Steven Miller 06/11/2018 at 11:26 pm

      Hmm, no and nope..Mine’s a sherry…

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 06/11/2018 at 11:27 pm

      46,588 NS.

      • Northern Spur 06/11/2018 at 11:38 pm

        Cheers, SA.

    • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:29 pm

      Possibly GD but not sure.

      • Shelfy 06/11/2018 at 11:32 pm

        Similar to the old away gold rules

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:42 pm

      If we’re level on points:
      1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams
      2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams
      3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams
      4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams
      5. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
      6. Goal difference in all group matches;
      7. Goals scored in all group matches;
      8. Away goals scored in all group matches;
      9. Wins in all group matches;
      10. Away wins in all group matches;
      11. Disciplinary points (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
      12. UEFA club coefficient.

      So a 1-0 win or a 2 goal margin win will give us the advantage.

      • Caspurs 06/11/2018 at 11:45 pm

        Your last sentence would have sufficed… ; )

      • AntSpurs 06/11/2018 at 11:47 pm

        1-0 will only be enough I’d be better the Milan result in that last game. If we finish tied in 10 points, they will have scored 3 and we will have scored 2. Of the game finishes 2-1 I’m still unsure

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

          A 1-0 win will be enough if we finish level on points.

          • Caspurs 06/11/2018 at 11:49 pm

            That’s betterer.

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:51 pm

              …and we score more goals than Inter in the group!

              • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:53 pm

                or at least as many.

              • AntSpurs 06/11/2018 at 11:53 pm

                Yes yes nutty you are suresly correctamundo.

                • AntSpurs 06/11/2018 at 11:54 pm

                  Unless 😂 hold on

                  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:56 pm

                    Exactly. Scrub the most goals part as that only applies between us and Inter.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:44 pm

      Attendance was 46,588

  • Steven Miller 06/11/2018 at 11:29 pm

    Right bed time for me… Hopefully I won’t be called out. G’night all….

    • Fat Bertha 06/11/2018 at 11:32 pm

      Called out to do what?

      • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

        Night bus driver is my guess.

  • UnkleTaff 06/11/2018 at 11:30 pm

    I know Lucas Moura has become something of a favourite on here, but what we saw of him tonight neatly encapsulates why I have yet to be convinced by him: flashes of brilliance but with nothing to show at the end of it.

    Like Son, I suspect he’s the type who looks good against mid-table PL opposition but lacks the quality required to cut it at the highest level.

    • UnkleTaff 06/11/2018 at 11:31 pm

      …it came as no surprise to me that we scored the two important goals after he went off and Lamela came on.

    • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:32 pm

      In that case play him against the mid table teams. Plenty of them. No problemo.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/11/2018 at 11:49 pm

      You rarely say anything about him when he scores Taff

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/11/2018 at 11:49 pm

        Ditto when Dembele Plays well

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/11/2018 at 11:50 pm

          BUt your boys Dawson and Livermore are up there with the best,right?

          • UnkleTaff 07/11/2018 at 12:28 am

            Yup. They’re right up there with Holtby, N’Koudou, Wimmer and Schneiderlin.

            Sorry if my expressing an opinion upsets you.

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 07/11/2018 at 2:48 am

              At least I am factual.Where does Wimmer come from????
              I certainly liked Holtby,But just a mild Scheiderlin fan who probably would have been good in Pochs system.
              N’koudoo I still like
              So what…Dembele has been one of our best players over the last 3 or 4 years and you are so up your own arse with picking your favs and demonizing these others players like Moura and Dembele who you cannot even give them credit for fuck all its a disgrace

  • Fat Bertha 06/11/2018 at 11:31 pm

    I thought Steve Miller was banned.

    • HD 🇺🇸 06/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

      Back in the day a very good friend of mine spent eight years on the road with the Steve Miller Band, as his head sound engineer. He has a barrel full of tales of life on the road.

      • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:49 pm

        Did he toke?

        • HD 🇺🇸 06/11/2018 at 11:57 pm

          I would imagine. I do know he liked his booze. My friend told me that at most concerts he was tethered from behind so as to help him maintain his balance. Abracadabra.

  • Shelfy 06/11/2018 at 11:31 pm

    Just got back fro Wembley. Thanks Flatty for the ticket and the company. You are a genuine gent. Nice to meet Bruxie and Sexy Beast as well.
    As for the game I thought it was very entertaining and enjoyable.
    We had a good tempo after they scored and they couldn’t get near us. I’m not sure if they parked the bus or if we just dominated so much they could not do anything else.
    Gazza’s distribution is very good.
    Winks was the boss in midfield and they had no idea how to stop him
    Moura had an amazing first touch, close control and ability to fool the defender. I was surprised he was substituted
    Lamela was excellent. Always available and creating space.
    Kane was able! What more can you say about him.
    Sure there were a few negatives and not everyone was a ten out of ten but they kept their heads up, believed and got the three well deserved points

    • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:43 pm

      On the TV the Spurs fans seemed quiet. It’ll be so much better in the NWHL.

      • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 12:03 am

        I think the fans were a bit spread out so not easy to get a good atmosphere.
        There was plenty of cheering but not much singing.
        The PSv fans were in a corner on the lower level. There were a lot of them and they created a lot of noise. Their drummer helped the process

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 1:05 am

          Good to meet you too,Shelfy!
          Lots of fans left before we scored! Unbelievable!

  • Shelfy 06/11/2018 at 11:32 pm

    Similar to the old away goals rules

    • Northern Spur 06/11/2018 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks, Shelfy. I’m glad you enjoyed your evening.

  • AntSpurs 06/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

    Ok, I have taken this from the Ufea rulebook 18/19.
    Of two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches,
    the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings:
    a. higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question;
    b. superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question;
    c. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question;
    d. higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question;
    e. if, after having applied criteria a) to d), teams still have an equal ranking, criteria a) to d) are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the remaining teams to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria f) to l) apply in the order given to the two or more teams still equal;
    f. superior goal difference in all group matches;
    g. higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
    h. higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
    i. higher number of wins in all group matches;
    j. higher number of away wins in all group matches;
    k. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in
    all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);
    l. higher club coefficient (see Annex D).

    • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:45 pm

      Wow. All bases covered there.

      • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:47 pm

        You did see Nutty’s post?

    • Northern Spur 06/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

      Move aside Alexa and Siri, AntSpurs is the “go-to”guy for the answers to difficult questions. I guess we’ll fall foul of criterion (c) in the unlikely event we win our last two group games. Clear your calendar s for Thursday nights in 2019.

      • Northern Spur 06/11/2018 at 11:52 pm

        …and Nutty, too!

      • Chauvelin 06/11/2018 at 11:53 pm

        Ask Nutster but I don’t think c) is a problem.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:57 pm

          Correct.

        • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 12:32 am

          That’s no problem NS, I would also like to give assurities that c) will not come into play under such provisions. Any further assistance please feel free to contact me. As my good fellow Stevie M, I offered a round the clock on call service to finalise such queries .

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 06/11/2018 at 11:58 pm

    Ciao, babies.

  • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 12:03 am

    Ciao Nutster, very good, it all makes sense now. Leave those spreadsheets alone and get some rest now ok. Nights, Viva La Tottinghams.

  • Flat Oeuf 07/11/2018 at 7:55 am

    UnkleTaff

    I know Lucas Moura has become something of a favourite on here, but what we saw of him tonight neatly encapsulates why I have yet to be convinced by him: flashes of brilliance but with nothing to show at the end of it.

    Like Son, I suspect he’s the type who looks good against mid-table PL opposition but lacks the quality required to cut it at the highest level.

    Morning Taff and All

    Couldn’t disagree more with this. Moura was a threat who made things happen. Moved the ball past players into dangerous positions. Created chaos in their defence. Hardly lost the ball.

    The ‘Park Lane’ end actually booed when he was subbed off. Son was a much more obvious candidate, based on their performances.

    He’s definitely had a dip after a great start to this season, but looks like he’s on the way back. For me, Davies was the player that was really holding us back and, to a slightly lesser degree, Aurier. Neither of them can consistently cross the ball properly. Then you’ve got Trippier who can cross but can’t defend, and Rose who can’t stay fit or find consistent form when he is. That is our real problem area.

    The only thing I’ve seen written is that Moura is being blamed for Kane being less effective as they end up inhabiting the same spaces, but I haven’t seen that either. Kane has been off the pace all on his own (and has changed his game to find space); it’s testament to his talent that he still managed to score 2 goals last night.

    That’s my tuppence worth.

    It was a pleasure to meet Shelfy last night, long remembered from the other place and very happy he’s become oneuverown. He’s a top geezer with a Flat Oeuf mentality to match anyone’s. In the final minutes, when Lamela gave away the free kick near our penalty area, he said “Good opportunity for us to score on the break whils they’re disorganised” and, sure enough we got up the other end and did just that!

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 8:27 am

      Respect Taff’s view but it’s exactly those flashes of brilliance that excite me about Moura. He’s not on the same level as Bale but he’s one of those players that gets the juices going as soon as he’s on the ball. Maybe he doesn’t score as much as he should but we’ve often said we need a player that can open up a packed defence and he’s exactly the sort that can but without constantly losing the ball or wasting it like Andros.

      • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 8:53 am

        He had some exceptional touches last night. I have never seen a player so good at changing direction so fast with such close control. He definitely makes space for others. They have to get used to it and take advantage.
        He an Lamela give so much positivity and creativity to the side

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 8:55 am

          Morning Shelfy, glad you had a good result to watch in your visit. Got any plans for the rest of your visit?

          • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 8:58 am

            About to get breakfast with an old friend from university. Then off to see the two Harry Potter plays.

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 9:03 am

              Great stuff, enjoy the day.

    • UnkleTaff 07/11/2018 at 10:22 am

      I (obviously) hope you’re right about Moura. It’s just frustrating that all the good work he’s doing isn’t resulting in anything tangible. Yet.

      • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 11:19 am

        I think that observation could be attributed to the majority of our players when in the final third. We haven’t played as well as we can all season, and our general play is certainly lacking the cohesion it has in previous seasons. The time to judge Moura is when we have a settled team, and are playing at our best, at that point we’ll see if his contribution (like others) is up to the mark. So far he’s been no worse than others.

  • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 9:24 am

    The fly in the ointment was the Inter result. The match reports say Barca dominated throughout but Inter snatched an opportunist goal through the poacher instincts of Icardi.

    Sounds very much like our game at the San Siro. You can never relax against Inter. When we play them we need to rattle them in to safeguard against them stealing a goal or two for a result.

  • Syd 07/11/2018 at 9:36 am

    May I ask a question?
    Are we better to watch when we go a goal down early?

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 9:42 am

      Not for me. Yesterday I watched us not quite unlock their defences for almost 80 minutes. It was purgatory to watch us, easily the best team, struggle to equalise.

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 9:56 am

      Also it was another reminder that this season, we’re in danger of not getting out of the group because we switch off our concentration. Asleep at the start this time. When will they learn to play from the first whistle to the last?

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 10:34 am

        I think we’ve often have a tendency to start a match slowly. Poch has mentioned it before in previous seasons. Other teams will recognise this weakness now as it’s happened a few times lately so it’s up to our boys to start with more intensity.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 07/11/2018 at 11:28 am

          Watched part of the game Andy.I cant understand why we are not ready to get onto the field with the right frame of mind to win. Obviously we did but there is something lacking there so many times from the beginning of games. It was a must win game and its like a light went off 10 minutes from the end.

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 11:57 am

            I can’t believe it’s Poch’s instructions but it’s almost as if they’ve decided to just knock it abaht abit for 10/15 mins and have a light starter before they want to get down to the main course.

            • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:03 pm

              Im watching the whole game now
              Just saw bits yesterday

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 12:07 pm

                It wasn’t an easy watch for me at the time. I didn’t think we were gonna score tbh. Maybe a further sign of progress that we’re not as spursy as some think.

                • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 12:31 pm

                  As I wrote, it reminded me of that England Poland game. A one sided battering but no goals. Till Llorente laid it off to Kane.

            • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 12:08 pm

              I think injuries and confidence may be having an impact on our play. Even when we have gone in front in games this season we have looked nervous, almost as if the players are aware they then have something to lose. Thankfully, despite our less than impressive form, we have kept on winning (mainly in the PL), hopefully our players can get fit, maybe then we’ll see the Spurs we’ve become accustomed to watching in recent years.

              • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:17 pm

                We are still a really good team.. A bit mote tweaking is needed
                Winks is looking good these days and Im beginning to be a fan

              • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 12:35 pm

                The elephant in the room is Wembley, more atmosphere on the moon (PSV fans were superb last night it has to be said)
                We really are almost playing away every week.

                • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 12:44 pm

                  If we can get to our new fortress still in the top four, it will supercharge our title charge.

                  • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 12:57 pm

                    No one is catching Citeh

                    • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:29 pm

                      We are not good enough but really this game we played well. All we need is David Silva thats all

                    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 1:41 pm

                      Apparently not.

                      Who can compete with blatent cheats for whom money means nothing?

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:11 pm

    I dont think we are Spursy but I dont think we can think we are Real Madrid in their prime and uts a given from the off. Wins have to be earned. Belief is important but work and effort and desire shoukd take on from the start

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:15 pm

    It was good blooding Dele but he wasnt 100%
    Son looked terrible

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 12:34 pm

      Why Son was left on and Moura was subbed… Could it really be that Pochettino was thinking of the Palace game? It can’t have been on his performance.

      • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:37 pm

        Moura has been terrific in the first half, Son the worst

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:35 pm

    Watching more of the game now and we are better than I thought

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 12:42 pm

      We just couldn’t get it past their goalie and their CB Schwaab blocked several attempts.

      • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 12:53 pm

        Their defence are nit slouchers

        • UnkleTaff 07/11/2018 at 1:27 pm

          Fingers crossed they’re just as resilient when they play Milan.

          • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:30 pm

            Yes 100%

  • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 12:57 pm

    Meet Shelfy last night with Bruxie, top fella is our Shelfy!

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:01 pm

      Top, top fella!

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:00 pm

    Shelfy from the Carolinas?

    • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 1:23 pm

      On the shelf in 84

    • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 1:23 pm

      You had dinner with him 👍

    • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 5:31 pm

      The very same Ron. Except I moved to Florida a few years ago.
      Was fabulous to meet the guys. Fantastic to see the team.
      I never had a doubt we would win.
      We unlucky not to score three in the first half.
      Loved that the boys never gave up.

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:04 pm

    A fit Dele and a renewed and fit Rose would have helped

    • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:08 pm

      Lamela should be in the team instead of Son

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:12 pm

    Really liking Winks. He has got lots of poise will only get better

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 1:27 pm

    Yep! There were two shelves on Harrys site.. Shelfy is a great guy!!

    • Fatty B 07/11/2018 at 4:08 pm

      Didn’t you and the Shelfmeister spend an evening buzzing round down-town Toronto in your pimped up Honda SUV?

  • UnkleTaff 07/11/2018 at 1:41 pm

    I wish we could delete this moron from our history:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46058896

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 1:51 pm

      Admission of deliberate GBH? Surely he could be interviewed by the police? Must be witnesses to that game.

      • UnkleTaff 07/11/2018 at 2:07 pm

        The article is a rehash of a radio programme originally broadcast in 2010. You’d think if the authorities were going to do anything about it they’d have done so by now.

        • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 2:09 pm

          It may have passed them by or some other reason. For instance, which particular police force would act on a national radio broadcast?

  • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 1:53 pm

    We’ll go full out for second place, but even if the Europa is our fate I see no reason why we shouldn’t win it. Silverware plus a CL place.

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:41 pm

      Not with our small squad.
      If we have to leave the UCL then the Ropey is a hiding to nothing and knackers our players for the PL.
      We’d never make second.
      Domestic silverware would be preferable and put us in the public eye in this country.

      FA Cup please.

      • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 2:45 pm

        Whether we’re in the CL or not, I still object to teams being (supposedly) rewarded for failure by allowing participation in the ropey. The two competitions should be completely separate.

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:54 pm

          Another good point!

        • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 2:58 pm

          I disagree, and for this reason; the Champions League should be for the winners of the respective leagues. The ‘dropping into the Ropey’ is in fact tacit admission by EUFA that those teams not capable of making the KO stage of the CL ought to have been in the lesser competition from the start. The CL is artificially plumped up with a group stage in the autumn for financial reasons.

          • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 3:11 pm

            Yes the CL group stages are designed to provide greater revenue for the participants, but what really drives it is the seeding system, which is heavily weighted in favour of the super clubs (hate that term!). Rewarding clubs for failure by allowing participation in the ropey, reduces the chances of the existing ropey clubs of winning the competition, further ensuring the same clubs continue to qualify for the CL year in year out.

            • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:24 pm

              It would be better if the CL was a straight ko competition, and the beaten sixteen dropped into a Europa competition in September at the group stage with 32 other teams. I agree it’s a bit rich these sixteen gatecrashing the party in January.

            • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:26 pm

              Absolutely correct.
              UEFA admit that the Ropey needs re-designing.

              And now we have the “Super League” as a result.

              As soon as a “super” club cannot qualify from the group stage, they get the bonus of the Ropey.
              Who’s running this show? Uefa or the “Super” Clubs.

              I think the latter.

              • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 3:47 pm

                With regards to the continually threatened European super league, I would like to see those clubs excluded from their respective domestic leagues (unlikely I know).
                We are close to reaching the point where UEFA needs to either assert it’s authority, or capitulate completely to will of the big clubs. If the latter occurs, I fear what makes sport so special (the ideal of fair competition) will be lost, and in turn it’s enduring appeal. It’s ironic that the big clubs pursuit of ever greater revenue, could well end up killing the sport so many people love.

        • Northern Spur 07/11/2018 at 3:13 pm

          +1

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:09 pm

        I disagree Bruxie, we’ve got a 25 man squad like all the others. Are we saying half of them are incapable duffers as expressed by T** B** H****** , who has responded to the City story by saying Spurs need owners who will go out and buy silverware too? (Paraphrased of course.) He’s still banging the same old drum.

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:29 pm

          What has that got to do with anything?
          We haven’t got a squad to win anything European AND finish second.

          We may have the squad to get a domestic trophy.

          That’s my view.

          • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:31 pm

            Fair enough. I think the squad is decent enough to breeze through two rounds of the Ropey before getting difficult. If we’re still in the FA Cup, then it might become a toss up

            • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:33 pm

              Then I hope the coin drops FA Cup up.

              • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:45 pm

                Obviously these things need to be played by ear. If we got knocked out by drawing Man Cheaty up at the Etihad then presumably the Ropey would get your approval as alternative silverware?

                • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:50 pm

                  Nope.
                  We don’t have the resources.

                  Everyone has a 25 player squad.
                  Ours is maybe 18 + a few kids.

                  Whomever we buy in January, if anyone, will most probably be cup tied.
                  Unless we go for players from teams who have not played in Europe this season?

                  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:54 pm

                    And that will diminish the chances of our kids getting a chance.

                    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:00 pm

                      I think it’s called the “Bigger Picture”.

                      Did I ever tell people the meaning of the word “patronising”.😛

                    • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:03 pm

                      No, but I’m sure you will…

          • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:46 pm

            And I don’t like the ref to TBH.

            Forget about him.
            I have.

            • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:58 pm

              I wanted to see how the old chap was bearing up with his schtick of Man City being a shining example of how to run a successful football club.

              And no, repentance is not in his repertory.

              • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:03 pm

                If you go on Newsnow you can alternate click on his site and hide him.
                Instant therapy.

                • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:04 pm

                  alternate click?

                  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:09 pm

                    I’m left handed…and get infuriated by people saying “right click” on something.
                    Use alternate buttons on your mouse – not the primary!

                    #I’m a lefthandedbastard.

                    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:11 pm

                      I made the hashtag up…but think it has mileage.

                    • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:20 pm

                      What about people who don’t have an alternate clique?

                    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:28 pm

                      They can come on this blog.
                      As outcasts.

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:25 pm

    Strange night …last night.

    Not many “singers” in the crowd and a lot of empty seats.
    Some saying that there was a limited capacity for the fixture – Brent Council limitations – but I think the crowd were there but needed rousing.

    Couldn’t believe people were leaving on 70 minutes! More fool them.

    We have a full back problem. I don’t know what can be done to solve it. Tripps for Aurier helped but possibly should have happened earlier.
    Davies=Davies as per usual.
    Son was off his game and not getting any quick balls to open up the defence. Still cannot see the Davies/Son partnership on our left.
    It was similar on our right until Tripps came on.
    Winks seemed to be the only distributor. Favouring his right.

    We are missing Verts terribly. Composure, class, distribution, leadership, poise, composure.
    Sanchez. An asset waiting to happen. He’ll be good. Next year…or if he plays in a back 3 with Jan & Toby. He’s a beast.
    Kane was running away from the ball for most of the game…making space for the excellent Moura…(why did he go off?!).
    Son should have been Lameled.
    Eriksen. We didn’t chant his song…say no more.
    Gazz…pushing for a place. Better than Vorm.
    Toby. On the right and giving us everything.

    Missed anyone? They were anonymous. Like some of the crowd.

    Lovely to meet you Shelfy. And you Beasty.

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:29 pm

      What is it about Eriksen’s corners? Give me strength!

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:01 pm

        Don’t think we got a free kick in scoring range last night either. Was that PSV’s wily defenders fouling early or the ref?

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 3:14 pm

          Clever defending…
          We were all saying the same that their blocking was immense and their keeper was superb.
          They had two or three Gary Mabutts.

          Eriksen’s corners though? Pathetic.

          • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:28 pm

            Yes, they are more likely to lead to the opposition breaking for a goal themselves. How such a talented passer can’t hit a stationary ball to it’s intended target is bewildering.

            Eriksen raises his arm every time. Does it mean ‘here it comes, ready or not?’

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 2:32 pm

      Toby on the left!

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:03 pm

        He made a great classic Toby long ball through to Dele, which almost brought a goal. Lovely vision and execution and clever timed run. That was old school Toby.

  • Flat Oeuf 07/11/2018 at 3:27 pm

    Glad that someone was watching the same game as me. Love the bit about Lamela’s Gamesmanship Part 1:

    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/fixtures-results/erik-lamelas-two-unsubtle-attempts-15382179

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

      Poch in his interview “people say I have no Plan B or Plan C”, made me chortle.

      • Flat Oeuf 07/11/2018 at 4:13 pm

        I haven’t seen that, was it in the vid?

        • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:12 pm

          Yes.

  • Fatty B 07/11/2018 at 4:07 pm

    Good afternoon homies, homos and hobos. I hope you’re all wallowing in the after glow of victory like as how you should be.

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:15 pm

      You’ve yawned, stretched and got out of your pit, then?

      • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:17 pm

        Probably
        Possibly
        Doubt it… ; p

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:18 pm

          That’s funny!

      • 89Spurs 👁 07/11/2018 at 4:19 pm

        I wonder what woke him? Perhaps he’s hungry, for love.

        • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:23 pm

          Oh, no.

          No.

          Please no.

        • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:25 pm

          Bertha has the LGBT community for that..

          • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:31 pm

            As we speak, he’s thinking of a reply.

            Retribution will be swift, methinks.

            • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:32 pm

              No pressure then Bertha!

              • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:34 pm

                I bet it’ll be a picture.

                • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 4:36 pm

                  …from the Daily Mail?

                  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:45 pm

                    He’s commenting further up the Bloeug!

                    He’s getting nearer!

                    • 89Spurs 👁 07/11/2018 at 4:53 pm

                      Please don’t him angry, other posters will suffer!

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 4:58 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgaLDHgSgA&t=0s

    Cockerel!

    Right above where I’m going to sit.
    Hope there’s a nappy handy.

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 5:05 pm

      Night all.

      Footy beckons.
      Going for the early kick offs.
      And later, Manure to beat Juve?

      Nah!

  • Fatty B 07/11/2018 at 5:06 pm

    Sorry, can’t respond (to the unwarranted abuse) right now, I’m volunteering as a pro-bono legal assistant at a community law centre, assisting and supporting lawyers as they give free, sometimes life-saving, advice to some of society’s most vulnerable people. Check back later for personalised responses.

    • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 5:14 pm

      Coolio dude, very commendable. 👍

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:15 pm

      Stick it to the man, the People’s Attorney! Good stuff, youngster.

    • foeorfreund 07/11/2018 at 5:26 pm

      Much respecked, but what’s with the dog biscuit campaign?

      • foeorfreund 07/11/2018 at 5:27 pm

        Ah, bono, not bonio. Scrub that. Carry on.

        • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 5:44 pm

          Woah! Dogs have rights too..

          • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:52 pm

            And lefts too.

            • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 6:00 pm

              Yep that includes U2, congrats Fatty Bees on your new tour, an impressive and worthy gig, good on yer. The masses will soon be sleeping a bit easier, da man will not. Time to wok and wol. Encore Encore. 👏👏👏👏👏

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 07/11/2018 at 5:56 pm

      Big up dem chest bro 👍

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 6:41 pm

      Hero! Much needed.

  • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:16 pm

    I’m also an ‘alternate clicker.’

    Hurrah for the left handed posse.

    • foeorfreund 07/11/2018 at 5:24 pm

      Right is so wrong.

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:30 pm

        It’s all very sinister.

  • MiT 07/11/2018 at 5:20 pm

    Ronwol196061
    We are not good enough but really this game we played well. All we need is David Silva thats all

    Heavily respect David Silva’s game as well. He brings an ability to bridge the weak points in a packed defensive side. Does it smoothly and consistently, always bringing in others off of whom to play.

    • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 6:06 pm

      He is the epitome of what we need MiT.
      Someone who has a real vision and who can use it constantly. Its true creativity to see it and change what you do to make it work on a minute to minute basis.
      Its also very difficult to find.
      Its never Pochs priority. He wants to smother the opposition with pressing to get the ball turned over so space is a a premium rather tban find the person that has that eye and can execute

  • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:38 pm

    Caspurs
    With regards to the continually threatened European super league, I would like to see those clubs excluded from their respective domestic leagues (unlikely I know).
    We are close to reaching the point where UEFA needs to either assert it’s authority, or capitulate completely to will of the big clubs. If the latter occurs, I fear what makes sport so special (the ideal of fair competition) will be lost, and in turn it’s enduring appeal. It’s ironic that the big clubs pursuit of ever greater revenue, could well end up killing the sport so many people love.

    Killing the golden goose. It should be made clear that any clubs who choose to join this Super League, if they get relegated (the so called guest clubs), will rejoin their respective home leagues in the bottom tier. The fate of Glasgow Rangers.
    In fact, what they would likely do is create a two division Superleague reminiscent of the structure of county cricket.
    This is an existential threat to soccer.

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 5:53 pm

      *’In fact’ is an erroneous term. Should have written ‘Fairly likely’.

      • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 6:01 pm

        They are/were proposing no relegation for 20yrs, so it would be a while before they consider a second division.

        • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 6:09 pm

          No regulation wouldnt mean no adding teams
          The NFL always adds teams
          Tbey just would want the standard to be garanteed.
          We would have a shot at it.

          • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 6:09 pm

            *relegation

        • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 7:10 pm

          There would be no threat of relegation for the eleven ‘founders’ (bounders would be more appropriate) for the 20 year period, but the guest teams could (the cannon fodder making up the numbers); it was those who might go up and down into a putative second division – if necessary.

    • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 6:45 pm

      Infantino has come out and said any player in this so called “super” league will be banned from international football 👍

      • Freund or Foe 07/11/2018 at 6:55 pm

        Where do we sign up?

        • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 7:14 pm

          Hehe

  • Matt 07/11/2018 at 6:39 pm

    Very upbeat about Moura. I think he’ll get better and he’s already scoring goals, beating men, tackling back and creating assists. He’s no headless chicken either.

    • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 7:16 pm

      Moura and Lamela really have been like two new signings these first 11 games.

      • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 7:20 pm

        and when Dele, Sonny and Eriksen hit top form we will have some very good options on the bench. Our overall squad has got better with every passing season under Pooch, long may that continue.

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 7:21 pm

        Straw – grasp?

        (Just being naughty!)

        • Sexy Beast 07/11/2018 at 7:37 pm

          Well neither did anything in the first team last season.

  • Northern Spur 07/11/2018 at 7:24 pm

    Fatty B
    Sorry, can’t respond (to the unwarranted abuse) right now, I’m volunteering as a pro-bono legal assistant at a community law centre, assisting and supporting lawyers as they give free, sometimes life-saving, advice to some of society’s most vulnerable people. Check back later for personalised responses.

    Kudos to ‘Our Cousin Vinnie’!

    • Fat Bertha 07/11/2018 at 8:07 pm

      Great film, very funny. Both Pesci and Tomei were outstanding.

  • Northern Spur 07/11/2018 at 7:25 pm

    Chauvelin
    And lefts too.

    +1

  • Fat Bertha 07/11/2018 at 8:04 pm

    Kind words, chaps, but undeserved. I’m a tiny cog (I said cog) and I’m receiving far more in experience than I’m giving in time etc.
    Pro-bono law centres/legal clinics do an amazing job plugging some pretty big gaps in relation to access to justice for poor/vulnerable people. Good fun and rewarding and a great way for a junior/wannabe lawyer to learn some basic client care skills.

    • 89Spurs 👁 07/11/2018 at 8:09 pm

      All that I can say is well done to you, its good that you can help some poor sufferers.

      • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 8:17 pm

        Eggzactumundo! Your giving your time for a worthwhile cause, irrespective of whether it’s beneficial to you, so good onya bud!

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 8:42 pm

      You are our Billy Bob Thornton…

  • Matt 07/11/2018 at 8:26 pm

    Super leagues aren’t sport. They’re business. How can coming last have no penalty. These idiots aren’t even original. Rugby premiership talked about it for a few years but were smart enough to know if you like sport you won’t like special money making closed clubs. Bunch of self regarding twats.

  • Fat Bertha 07/11/2018 at 8:27 pm

    Cheers, hombres. I genuinely have very little to offer at the moment, but I’ll take the love. COYS!

    • Matt 07/11/2018 at 8:29 pm

      Suspect the people you’re helping with your expertise and time, think you have a lot to offer. 👍

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 8:44 pm

      I suspect you’re also a sounding board to allow them to think over their issues and clarify FB. All good.

  • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 9:26 pm

    I hate to say it, no, I really do but, that was a rather splendid goal from Ronwolnaldo.

    • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

      Pure filth.

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:26 pm

    Take a look at Ronaldo’s goal against manure.
    Wow.
    Hate him.

    • Frontwheel 2 07/11/2018 at 9:32 pm

      Great stomach

      • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:33 pm

        8 pack.

      • AntSpurs 07/11/2018 at 9:44 pm

        Maybe someone’s been calling him a fatty, bollocks , there’s only one Fatty and he’s one of our own.

  • Hartley 07/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

    How much did the mug Mourinho pay for the mug Pogba?

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:38 pm

      89m

      • Hartley 07/11/2018 at 9:38 pm

        He got mugged.

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

    How does chesney get a game for Juve?
    They’ll learn.

    • Hartley 07/11/2018 at 9:40 pm

      With those two centre backs they don’t really need a proper keeper.

      • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:42 pm

        I was going to say that!

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:43 pm

    Left it! Hahaha!

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:47 pm

      Chesney! Yeah!
      They’ll learn!

      • Hartley 07/11/2018 at 9:49 pm

        Yurp.

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:48 pm

    1-2 manure.

  • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 9:49 pm

    Dammit!

    • 89Spurs 👁 07/11/2018 at 9:51 pm

      Double Dammit!

  • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:53 pm

    Fight! Fight!

    • Bruxie 07/11/2018 at 9:55 pm

      Fight! Fight! jose stoking up a bit of hatred there.

      • Frontwheel 2 07/11/2018 at 9:57 pm

        Fuckwit can’t help himself

      • 89Spurs 👁 07/11/2018 at 9:57 pm

        How to win friends, and influence people. Jose should get fined for that.

  • HD 🇺🇸 07/11/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Chesney. Boob. He took some money on the side. Clown show.

  • Caspurs 07/11/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Jose really is a first class, 24 karat, fuckwit knobtart.

  • Fat Bertha 07/11/2018 at 9:59 pm

    Crikey, how did Juve throw that away? I thought Utd were bang average, offering nothing, but jeez. Shaw looks like a fat lad playing for a pub side.

  • Syd 07/11/2018 at 10:15 pm

    Chauvelin
    It may have passed them by or some other reason. For instance, which particular police force would act on a national radio broadcast?

    it’s not the national radio broadcast that dictates which police would conduct the investigation. It’s where the offence took place. The broadcast only forms part of the evidence.

  • Matt 07/11/2018 at 10:33 pm

    Is it possible FIFA are actually worse than in the Blatter years? They could support Iranian women in watching football. And what’ve they done; nothing. Presumably no back handers or free holidays in it for them.

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 10:52 pm

      I think we can take it as read that money corrupts. To get to the top in a corrupt organisation driven by bribery you have to be the biggest ****.

      • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 11:20 pm

        What isn’t corrupt ffs. Oh you.

        • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 11:35 pm

          Football hasn’t got a good track record. Let’s face it, it goes back at least to Herbert Norris, and match fixing happened.

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 11:18 pm

    Caspurs
    I hate to say it, no, I really do but, that was a rather splendid goal from Ronwolnaldo.

    It wasn’t easy now Im all spelt

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 11:24 pm

    To me Juve came out playing in the style of the great Real Madrid. Unfortunately the grit that they produced historically was about tough defences. They got stuck in between with a couple of silly mistakes near the end.
    You can’t play like you own the world until you own it

  • Ronwol196061 07/11/2018 at 11:26 pm

    Rashford, Mata and the mop from Everton have life.

  • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 11:35 pm

    Ronwol196061
    Yep! There were two shelves on Harrys site.. Shelfy is a great guy!!

    I was OTS84. On the shelf in 84. There was a different poster with the nom de plume of off the shelf.

    Yes we did meet in Toronto (to answer Fatty) that was about 4 or 5 years ago. Despite the advice I give my daughters about not meeting strangers from on line I am now a serial offender and not setting a good example!

    • Ronwol196061 08/11/2018 at 12:11 am

      Hahaha it didn’t turn out that bad.
      By the way did Fatty and Sexy take you to Soho.
      Fatty took me and HD through the scenic route in Soho. You know French model 2nd floor. I was thinking it was a Renault dealer…

      • HD 🇺🇸 08/11/2018 at 12:05 pm

        Turns out he took us to a shearling mankini shop.

  • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 11:38 pm

    Ronwol has inadvertently reminded me that next summer is the centenary of Spurs getting shafted by Arsenal through the devious skulduggery by Herbert Norris.

    Grrrr!

    • Shelfy 07/11/2018 at 11:39 pm

      Ron rememberers it well. He was only a young kid but he was there.

      • Ronwol196061 08/11/2018 at 12:12 am

        The Wheel comes to mind…

    • Hartley 07/11/2018 at 11:53 pm

      They were a set of cunts back then, in fact if you google ‘set of cunts’ you will probably end up on pornhub but if you stick to the task and turn a blind eye to all manor of possibilities (some good, some not so) you will eventually discover the disgrace that was a football club which took advantage to gain profit following what was one of the worst periods in this country’s history. To this day they have never been promoted through playing football.

      • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 11:58 pm

        You said it. Norris even persuaded the Archbishop of Canterbury to sell the land in Gillespie Road to him.

        • Ronwol196061 08/11/2018 at 12:17 am

          You just reminded me that years ago I went to a Hebrew school when I was 8 years old old and one day I didn’t wear this garment under my shirt called a Tittsus…. The teacher went ballistic… Any way my Mum went to that school to see the lunatic… And he said to her.. ‘you don’t want your son to be a rabbi?’
          And my Mum said.. ‘No I want him to be the Archbishop of Canterbury!!!,’
          True Story.

          • Chauvelin 08/11/2018 at 12:22 am

            Good story, Your Excellency (I believe that’s how to address an Archbishop).

            • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 12:26 am

              Abbey Tittsmus, it’s a compromise.

              • Fat Bertha 08/11/2018 at 3:28 am

                It’s beginning to look a lot like Tittsmus …

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:33 am

                  hahahah!

  • Northern Spur 07/11/2018 at 11:46 pm

    What Yanited did in Turin, we need to have the belief to do the same in Barcelona!

    • Chauvelin 07/11/2018 at 11:49 pm

      Can we get Mata? Then we’d have some decent corners and freekicks that go in rather than bouncing off the woodwork.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:31 am

        I said we should of bought Mata a long time ago. He was always effective and also got the goal when his team needed it…is creative too

  • Syd 08/11/2018 at 6:10 am

    Flat Oeuf

    UnkleTaff
    I know Lucas Moura has become something of a favourite on here, but what we saw of him tonight neatly encapsulates why I have yet to be convinced by him: flashes of brilliance but with nothing to show at the end of it.
    Like Son, I suspect he’s the type who looks good against mid-table PL opposition but lacks the quality required to cut it at the highest level.

    Morning Taff and All
    Couldn’t disagree more with this. Moura was a threat who made things happen. Moved the ball past players into dangerous positions. Created chaos in their defence. Hardly lost the ball.
    The ‘Park Lane’ end actually booed when he was subbed off. Son was a much more obvious candidate, based on their performances.
    He’s definitely had a dip after a great start to this season, but looks like he’s on the way back. For me, Davies was the player that was really holding us back and, to a slightly lesser degree, Aurier. Neither of them can consistently cross the ball properly. Then you’ve got Trippier who can cross but can’t defend, and Rose who can’t stay fit or find consistent form when he is. That is our real problem area.
    The only thing I’ve seen written is that Moura is being blamed for Kane being less effective as they end up inhabiting the same spaces, but I haven’t seen that either. Kane has been off the pace all on his own (and has changed his game to find space); it’s testament to his talent that he still managed to score 2 goals last night.
    That’s my tuppence worth.
    It was a pleasure to meet Shelfy last night, long remembered from the other place and very happy he’s become oneuverown. He’s a top geezer with a Flat Oeuf mentality to match anyone’s. In the final minutes, when Lamela gave away the free kick near our penalty area, he said “Good opportunity for us to score on the break whils they’re disorganised” and, sure enough we got up the other end and did just that!

    I too cannot disagree more. It is not Moura’s fault that after beating one, two or three players that on most occasions our other players are not in a position to receive the ball.

    • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 8:27 am

      Yup, at the time of his substitution Lucas Moura was our most effective attacking player by a fucking country mile.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:35 am

        Moura has ball talent,is great on the dribble (ok sometimes takes on a bit too much) he is a natural talent. Why some (some?) people would put the geezer down is beyond me

  • Sexy Beast 08/11/2018 at 8:40 am

    True but perhaps Pooch was thinking about Saturday for Lucas and hoping that Sonny can find a bit of form as let’s be honest he is way off the player we have seen in the last two years. Onwards and upwards, got me a ticket for Palace a ground I’ve never been to so looking forward to the game.
    COYS

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/11/2018 at 10:19 am

    It’s official, February. Straight from Levy’s right hand man.
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/741066/Tottenham-new-stadium-opening-date-delay-Paul-Miller

    • foeorfreund 08/11/2018 at 10:37 am

      Paul Miller was my first Sissoko/Ben Thatcher/Gilberto.
      I’m not sure if he was all that bad, maybe it was just the quality around him.

      • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 11:01 am

        He was awful in a team that was one player short of a title or two.

  • Bruxie 08/11/2018 at 10:22 am

    If this doesn’t give you goosepimples…your not a Yid!

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/11/2018 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Bruxie for that magnificent cock. Its definitely got goosepimples.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:28 am

        Its a cock and ball push and run and lift story

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:28 am

          its given me chickenpimples

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:51 am
  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/11/2018 at 10:59 am

    https://www.101greatgoals.com/news/tottenhams-terrible-mousa-dembele-injury-update-before-crystal-palace/

    I know there is more than one geezer here who doesnt like Dembele but he has been a solid player with us much of the time with us. When Poch finally gave him a chance,while we were starting to grow,Dembele was one of our most solid players. He was tough and yet had nimble quick feet and generally was safe with the ball moving it forward. What he lacked was a bigger vision to make things happen that directly helped us scoring. But no man has everything.
    I think we are pretty well at the end of Dembeles tenure with us. I do appreciate his hard work and industry with Tottenham.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/11/2018 at 12:58 pm

      Agree with that Ron, although I did find him a touch exasperating at the beginning when he got in a shooting position but didn’t pull the trigger. Nowadays I’ve loved his aggression and bravery in holding onto the ball to allow others to find space. Not maybe the most visionary but I’ll miss the big guy.

      • Shelfy 08/11/2018 at 1:01 pm

        He is only out six weeks. I can’t see him agreeing a move in January as he will want a free agent move in the summer so we will see him again in a Spurs shirt

  • HD 🇺🇸 08/11/2018 at 12:06 pm

    Ronwol196061
    Hahaha it didn’t turn out that bad.
    By the way did Fatty and Sexy take you to Soho.
    Fatty took me and HD through the scenic route in Soho. You know French model 2nd floor. I was thinking it was a Renault dealer…

    Turns out he took us to a shearling mankini shop.

    • Fat Bertha 08/11/2018 at 10:27 pm

      You didn’t have to volunteer to be the sheerling.

  • Shelfy 08/11/2018 at 12:59 pm

    On a train to Gloucester.
    Hope to see the Palace game on TV. Doesn’t look logistically possible to get back to London to go to Palace. Sad face 😞
    I hope we beat them well. I’ve watched them on the box a couple of times this season and they seem to have a go and not park the bus. I think we tend to do better under those circumstances and more fun to watch.

    • HD 🇺🇸 08/11/2018 at 1:14 pm

      I am glad you are having a grand trip Shelfy.

      • Shelfy 08/11/2018 at 1:19 pm

        Thanks HD! The game midweek was the highlight! Great to put faces to names as well!
        Seeing the in-laws today and my mom and an old school friend a few days.

        • HD 🇺🇸 08/11/2018 at 1:44 pm

          It is very cool to put the faces to names. When Ronnie, UFP and I did that, now almost two years ago, everyone we met that we had been on the then blog with were grand people and went out of their way to make sure we too had a great time. Many great memories. We hope to do it again.

        • Sexy Beast 08/11/2018 at 4:41 pm

          If by chance you get back for Sat i’m going to the Palace game x

          • Shelfy 08/11/2018 at 4:53 pm

            Going to watch my nephew play rugby. Will be back in time to watch the game on the box but no way of getting back to London in time.

  • Matt 08/11/2018 at 4:25 pm

    Dembélé injures till Jan. Time to let him move on for a free in Jan. No point squeezing a few extra months just because we can. We’ll both benefit.

    • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 4:52 pm

      Agreed, he’s just a fat lazy bastard these days, ask Ron.

    • MiT 08/11/2018 at 6:23 pm

      Jan Vertonghen contracted only until July 2019 as well, and injured until 15 December. No one has really mentioned that possibility, but the same fate could belong to him really.

      • MiT 08/11/2018 at 6:24 pm

        Spurs could be about to become a much younger Squad defensively.

    • mystic arnold 08/11/2018 at 7:32 pm

      A birthday present for my 59th on the 12th of that month

      • Fat Bertha 08/11/2018 at 10:26 pm

        59? You don’t look it. So lucky.

  • Caspurs 08/11/2018 at 5:46 pm

    A sneaky peak at the changing room in our new abode.

  • Sexy Beast 08/11/2018 at 7:49 pm

    UPDATE AT TOTTENHAM’S NEW STADIUM: Busy Day as Levy & Pochettino Visit – 08/11/2018

  • TCY 08/11/2018 at 8:53 pm

    NWHL looks beautiful indeed. Rumored that opposing XI headed a ball into the goal 1.11 minutes after it was installed. . . .

    • Steven Miller 08/11/2018 at 10:19 pm

      Will you be albe to get roasted peanuts though? “Roasted peanuts, ROASTED peanuts, get yer roasted peanuts”. Gawd knows why I remember that.

  • Steven Miller 08/11/2018 at 10:19 pm

    Able even…before spelling Police turn up.

    • Caspurs 08/11/2018 at 10:24 pm

      Who’s Albe?

      • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 10:48 pm

        Barcelona left back?

    • Fat Bertha 08/11/2018 at 10:29 pm

      Do you know you are typing the name of your favourite band leader in the ‘name’ box?

      • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 10:43 pm

        Nope, but who cares? They all know now.

      • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 10:46 pm

        Oh, and I didn’t type it it was some google auto thing. I should have paid more attention though. I type user names and paswords all day so it’s easy to fack up. And no I don’t work in a call centre or drive a night bus (whatever that is). Last night on call though and then I’m free!!

        • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 10:48 pm

          Are you a part time hacker/ call girl who owes money to a bad muthafucka from Albania?

          • Caspurs 08/11/2018 at 10:52 pm

            ..with an illegitimate child called Albany?

            • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 10:54 pm

              …who some people call Maurice?

              • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 11:07 pm

                In a word – do one!! oops that’s two. Anyway love to all!!

    • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 10:39 pm

      Knee knaw, knee knaw….
      Hello, hello, hello…what’s all this albe talk then?
      I see goons are still shite, can’t beat a pub side from Portugal with only ten fecking men.

      • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 10:49 pm

        Not very sporting to let the goons win….

  • Goatboy333 08/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

    Evening gents, thought you might be interested in this;

    https://twitter.com/SpursFunnies/status/1060647604692938752?s=19

    Levy doing his best Bond villain impression at the beginning.

    • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 11:19 pm

      Cool, there are a number of NWHL vids doing the rounds tonight.

    • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 9:28 am

      Cheers, Goaty.

  • stevo1987 08/11/2018 at 11:23 pm

    And this is me…As Mike Yarwood would say.

    • Hartley 08/11/2018 at 11:54 pm

      Mike Yarwood couldn’t do Oliver Reed nowhere near as well as you have over the last ten years (at least).

      • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 12:06 am

        …hic 🥃🍾

        • Hartley 09/11/2018 at 12:40 am

          Oy dangermouse that’s not what I meant!

          • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 9:23 am

            That’s my only memory of Oliver ‘hic’ Reed, not Stevo, obviously.

            • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 9:27 am

              Stev ‘hick’ O

  • Merrance 09/11/2018 at 4:09 am

    Looking forward to seeing blue seats at home again

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 09/11/2018 at 7:30 am

      Pwopa blue too.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 09/11/2018 at 10:53 am

      All Arseholes are red

      • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 11:41 am

        I won’t ask how you know this…

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 10:47 am

    Cock up on the catering front.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46143481

  • HD 🇺🇸 09/11/2018 at 11:59 am

    Spurs 2, Palace 0. Kane and Lamela to ring the bell.

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 12:47 pm

    Interesting article about Haringey Borough located on White Hart Lane. Remember Tappaspur (aka Sly) used to mention them.
    FA Cup first round: Haringey Borough eye AFC Wimbledon giant-killing – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45994715

    • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 12:54 pm

      On a scale of 1-10 (see what I did there), howsyer fish doing Andy?

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 1:08 pm

        Well haven’t lost anymore sofa. Put the second dose of Formalin in today. Then got to take a fish to the pond shop to test for the White Spot, in about 10 days. Water temp is bang on the necessary 10c which enables the Formalin to be properly effective. First dose last week it was only 8c. Thanks for asking anyhoo.
        Any progress with your pond project?

        • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 1:19 pm

          No progress atm ta, which isn’t a bad thing really, as I still need to figure out the best way to do it, plus I haven’t been given the pond size, so it’s a bit difficult to know what it will need.
          How do you maintain the water temperature, do you heat the water somehow?

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 1:30 pm

            Only the real fanatics heat the water in the winter, cost a fortune I’d imagine. I did hear of a guy who branched off from his central heating system to heat his pond but wouldn’t recommend it. Pond fish survive quite happily even in our coldest winters as they go into a semi hibernating state. Only thing you have to be careful of is ensuring at least a small part of the pond surface doesn’t freeze over to allow any build of of gasses from dead plant material, leaves etc. This was mine last winter.
            https://ibb.co/mxNM5A

            • 89Spurs 👁 09/11/2018 at 1:44 pm

              I don’t heat my pond, but I do leave a small heating rod in the pond, just to stop any icing up. I also leave the aerator on in the winter, during the daylight hours. I also turn off the cascade as I don’t want the filter and the pump to freeze. Fatty B is also into pond life as well. He put a photo of his pond a way back.

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 2:02 pm

                Is yours a bigun 89 and what sort of fish do you keep?

                • 89Spurs 👁 09/11/2018 at 2:11 pm

                  No mate it’s about 6ft x 5ft surface area, with a ledge for plants, and about 2ft deep in the middle. Mainly Goldfish of various colours and sizes mixed with Shubunkins about 25 in all.

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 2:45 pm

                    OK fair do’s, I only have koi and made mine bigger to beat my neighbours. He’s subsequently made his bigger than mine. It’s like fish wars. 😉

                  • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 2:49 pm

                    That’s a lot of trips to the fair.

            • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 2:57 pm

              Nice pic. Doesn’t look like Romford at all.

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 3:05 pm

                Twas too cold for the walking dead to be about.

  • foeorfreund 09/11/2018 at 2:14 pm

    Lovin’ the stadium videos chaps, much gratitude.
    It’s a thing of absolute beauty.

  • foeorfreund 09/11/2018 at 2:30 pm

    King Kane, 13 goals in 14 CL appearances.
    It took Messi 26 games to get to that figure, Ronaldo 49 games.

  • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 2:51 pm

    Fat Bertha

    89Spurs 👁

    I don’t heat my pond, but I do leave a small heating rod in the pond, just to stop any icing up. I also leave the aerator on in the winter, during the daylight hours. I also turn off the cascade as I don’t want the filter and the pump to freeze. Fatty B is also into pond life as well. He put a photo of his pond a way back.

    The whole world is my pond and I’m a tiddler in it.

    • 89Spurs 👁 09/11/2018 at 3:37 pm

      I would think no less of you, the world is my oyster! Merely a very small part of it.

  • Bruxie 09/11/2018 at 4:03 pm

    I love the first 15 mins…
    Kenneth Yiddo Branagh.

    • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 5:10 pm

      … as the actress said to the tantric bishop.

  • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 6:10 pm

    Mmmm, potato gratin tonight. Yum!

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 6:23 pm

      Steamed skate with black butter, cheesy mash and peas.

      • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 7:26 pm

        black butter!! Kinel r’Andy, spicy dinner tonight then…

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 09/11/2018 at 8:08 pm

          Noooo way Hose A, just butter caramelised with lemon juice, parsley. Should have capers with it but we’re out of em.

  • Ronwol196061 09/11/2018 at 6:35 pm

    I might write a blog called
    Predicting a new blog and couple that with a Predicting a New Blog fantasy league.
    Hartley is sure to win it with 9 mumphs

  • Ronwol196061 09/11/2018 at 6:36 pm

    It’s slower than a Tottenham Hotspur stadium time lapse film

  • Ronwol196061 09/11/2018 at 6:38 pm

    I’d like a time lapse of Dembeles’s injury…. Film by the foot

  • Ronwol196061 09/11/2018 at 6:39 pm

    3-1

  • Superspoz 🏆 09/11/2018 at 7:52 pm

    Flag stones are heavy. I do not recommend laying them after a night of five a side. There’s a muscle below my hammy that hurts like a bastard!

  • Shelfy 09/11/2018 at 8:05 pm

    One of the Haringey players is a youth coach at Spurs!

    • Shelfy 09/11/2018 at 8:14 pm

      Ok so that might seem a bit random. It’s the first round of the FA cup and it’s on the box.

      • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 8:17 pm

        Looks like an artificial pitch to me, is it?

        • Shelfy 09/11/2018 at 8:27 pm

          Don’t know but given the weather it must be (not a mark on it)

      • Superspoz 🏆 09/11/2018 at 8:17 pm

        Yeah, switched it on as the commentator said it. Come on Haringey!

  • Caspurs 09/11/2018 at 8:46 pm

    Is a 50/50 milk and cream organic hot choccy too decadent?

    • Fat Bertha 09/11/2018 at 9:10 pm

      Not if you’re a bit light on your feet.

  • AntSpurs 09/11/2018 at 8:49 pm

    If it’s double cream wooah there, remember once on the lips, twice on the hips. Might be a touch too much. Single cream yes that’s good.

  • AntSpurs 09/11/2018 at 8:52 pm

    Go on Haringey , looks like they have a decent keeper, we’re renound for it.

    • Shelfy 09/11/2018 at 9:44 pm

      Ouch. Heartbreaker.

      • Northern Spur 09/11/2018 at 10:15 pm

        Cruel.

  • Caspurs 10/11/2018 at 8:26 am

    Ok, I’ll concede, that is actually quite a long bar..
    https://twitter.com/p_k_tips/status/1060986557983850498?s=21

  • Flat Oeuf 10/11/2018 at 8:31 am

    Dan’s great pre-match long read:

    https://flatoeuf.com/bum-fun-in-south-london/

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