Ron’s Nostalgic Bloeug

 

After the almost unbearable excitement, of yesterday, it’s time to slow the pace down to one of a little dreamy nostalgia.  So here are Ron’s memories of how he became a Spurs supporter – please follow suit with your own.

Ron writes:

It was love at first breath. I barely got out of the womb,when my Dad too me to my first game, I think I was 2 and a half, It was against Newcastle at home I know that. Probably 1949 or 1950. It’s all gone Goo Goo Over there.

 

I never had a choice. My uncles on both sides were Tottenham supporters, my Dad was an avid Tottenham supporter and even though I had no idea what was taking place, I was there in the thick of it.

 

Through the mid 50’s my Dad took me to reserve games, here and there. Don’t remember it so well but I do remember my Dad telling me about the 1950 team and how he loved Eddie Bailey (he could turn on a sixpence he said) and in 1957 I went to Canada with my mum for the summer to see my uncles and one of them took us to see the two Tottenham games here. One was against Celtic and the other against an Ontario select team.   At half time against the Ontario selects, my uncle went down to the dressing room area and slipped someone a few quid I think and he let me in to see the players and I remember meeting Danny Blanchflower there and others,t hat was a thrill and really attached me even more to Tottenham.

 

In 1958 my uncle who had tickets in the old west stand was going somewhere so he gave my dad 2 tickets to the Spurs Everton game. It was Billy Nicks first game as manager and we won 10-4.  I was 11 and this was tumultuous stuff for the young Ronwol.

 

We bought Mackay and White in 1958 and our team really kicked in having a go at the league in the 1959-60 season and getting close (I think we got third place…a draw against City at home late in the season (We were winning 1-0 ) ruined our chances. I faintly remember a penalty awarded and it had to be retaken I think…anyway its a bit of a blur now. In that season, I walked from my school in Camden Town with a friend of mine, Alan Corper, who was a Gooner to Tottenham after school to see the Tottenham replay against Crewe. We were both quite short and we managed to get into the shelf area close to the Paxton road end. We were holding on to the metal barriers for dear life as it was jammed (as e.Rver game was then) We won 13-2 as you know. Both Tommy Harmer and John White played in that game, two fantastic creative players and we were fantastic.

 

All that set the stage for what was to come. My Dad bought me season ticket next to my uncle Moe in the East stand for the 60-61 season. Its possible he bought it from someone for a few seasons as we had to give it back as some point. My uncle took me to every away game that season on the Supporters club coach.  I was 13 and the season started off tremendous….We really showed what quality and balance and we were playing at a different level to any other team. I talk about flow now but for me it was born then. The movement was fantastic, the passing supreme and the end product wonderful. Danny Blanchflower marshalled our team, not just a captain in name, but controlled the pace, the defence. He was the architect. When the other team got the ball he ran a retreating defence. He would point behind him to have every marking up man to man as he snared the opposition into his web where they had nowhere to run. For the attack he would point where players should go as he ran. John White got it. He had the vision so many balls went to John who created from there. Cliff on the wing, scissors kicks and all from corners. It was the beautiful game. It was Dave Mackay, my favourite player who was the inspiration, he gave us the backbone and the confidence and the license for Danny to work his wonders.

 

We were tremendous, but in November of that season a foggy day at Sheffield Wednesday we played and lost 2-1. we went back to the coach and it was total devastation. There was fans crying, and depressed. Can you believe it. The ride back to London was totally miserable. We were unbeaten, winning I think about 13 games and drawing one and lost this one and everyone was miserable, such were our expectations.

 

We went on to win the Double in great style. That, along with the out of this world signing of Jimmy Greaves  filled my heart and soul with Tottenham and lifted my expectations for the future.

 

 

 

Ronwol196061

 

-translated from the original Ronglish

 

 

Author: Flat Oeuf

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

Comments
  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 12/06/2018 at 9:00 am

    Some great memories there Ron and beautifully translated. Thank you.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 10:55 am

      Translated from the aramaic…..we all wore sandals back then

  • DAVID 12/06/2018 at 9:12 am

    Lovely stuff Ron and beautifully translated.
    That walk from Camden Town to the ground must have been fun.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 10:58 am

      It was a long way,we left at 4.15 and arrived before the game…it was jammed,we were both hanging from the corner of one of those metal barriers. It was insane. It was Tommy Harmers last season with us and John White was the new creator and they both played in that game. What a night it was.

  • Devonshirespur 12/06/2018 at 9:21 am

    Thats great stuff Ron. Football and supporters/fans really have changed dramatically since those days!

    • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 9:36 am

      Hello, hello, hello? Who do we have here, then?

      Fantastic to see you on the good ship Flat Oeuf, mate. Welcome aboard.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 12/06/2018 at 9:43 am

      Good to see you here Devon, don’t be a stranger. 😁

    • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 9:47 am

      Welcome to the bloeug DS!

    • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 10:18 am

      Hi Dev, it’s been far too long.
      Great to see you here.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:00 am

      Good to see you here Devonshire. I think back then there were less other things to think about,now we are inundated with stuff,then it was just Tottenham

  • 61SpursNut 12/06/2018 at 9:47 am

    Lovely stuff, Ronwold. I was in the process of writing an essay myself along similar lines. I’ll wait a few days now for the dust to settle before I inflict my musings upon you all.

    Oh, and a big Nutty welcome hug to the Devonian.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:02 am

      Do it Nut. Tottenham goes Star Trek, Beam me up Tottenham!

  • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 10:17 am

    Great stuff Ronald, must have been an amazing time to be a Spurs fan, pwopa glory.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:05 am

      The chemistry and the flow was brilliant. That was the take away for me. It was the style and panache,the power and the artistry. Its true it didnt last that long but it was a very special season. I remember well the way Real Madrids team played in those years.Magic. We were a version of that and the next season we very nearly got the play them in the final of the European Cup the forerunner of the CL.

  • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 10:49 am

    In 1901, Ron was the first bus driver to win the number 42 route to Elephant and Castle as a non-experienced driver. To this day, nobody has repeated such a feat.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 10:51 am

      That came just before the wheel FoF! Ronglish Revisionist History Month

  • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 10:52 am

    Thanks all,and good to see Devonshire here.

  • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:28 am

    Well written Ronnie, I loved the flow of your words. Ronnie knows how I became a Spurs fan and I will share it in the future. Devonshire, you are so welcome.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 1:59 pm

      HD glad we went over and met this blokes.It really was historic..er hysteric..

      • HD 12/06/2018 at 2:04 pm

        Couldn’t agree more. I have a photo that a barmaid took of all of us, after the Swansea City match, at The Antwerp Arms. I am going to get it blown up and get you a copy.

  • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 11:46 am

    Like Ron, I was a Spurs fan before I even knew it.
    I can’t quite match Ron’s double winning memories, but my earliest recollections are of a great early 80’s team. We won a few trophies, but for me it was the players. Hoddle, Ossie, Falco, Chiedozi, Crooks, Galvin, Perryman, a great team.
    I’ll never forget the smell of the lane at that time, beer and cigars (I was a West stander). I usually sat in the front row about 10 yards back from the corner flag on the West/Paxton corner, remember giving Glenn the ball back for a throw in once, told my mates about it for months.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 1:59 pm

      Great FoF these memories are forever.

  • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful 😍

  • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 12:19 pm

    An older boy who lived around the corner pick me up off the floor by my neck with one hand and with the other jabbed his finger in my face and said “you are a Tottenham supporter”
    I gulped and said ok 👍
    After that I was hooked 🤣🤣

    • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 1:38 pm

      Interesting technique!

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 1:58 pm

      No wonder you joined the ultras Sexy!!

  • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 12:25 pm

    Really enjoyed that, Ron.

    I have none of these early memories of games as a kid, as I chose Spurs from afar. I was at school in the depths of Kent and the only thing we were allowed to watch on the telly was the odd film and the FA Cup Final. 1981 sealed it for me. I was the brownest boy in the school (tells you how far out of the way we were), regular jokes about a ‘touch of the tar brush’ from other kids and their parents sometimes, so to see Villa and Ardiles bossing the game just grabbed me. With my vertical challenges, I looked more like Ardiles but Villa’s goal (obviously), Hoddle’s vision and skill, Roberts in the challenge, Archibald and Crooks…I was completely sold.

    1982 was great too, but then the UEFA in 1984 was the pinnacle. Glory, Glory days.

    • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 1:37 pm

      That they were, Flatster.

      • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 1:53 pm

        Similar era, FoF. Probably the best since Ron’s 60-61. We’re so close to another, aren’t we?

        • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 1:55 pm

          Close, but no cigars yet. Bloody stadium smoking ban.

          • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 4:59 pm

            I’d love to be able to smoke a cigar in the stadium when we win that PL or CL.

            Perryman and Galvin – awesome.

            The mix of all these is what made them winners, plus Burkinshaw of course.

        • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 2:08 pm

          Can’t believe I didn’t mention Roberts. A massive legend for me.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 2:00 pm

      Winderful feelings if the past Flat

  • Devonshirespur 12/06/2018 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the welcome chaps!

    I’ll be a regular here as often as possible, usually dictated by the ebb and flow of my work.

    • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 1:39 pm

      We’re all regular here, Dev. That’ll be the Oeull Bran.

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 2:02 pm

      We need more Ebb and Flow this season!

  • Devonshirespur 12/06/2018 at 2:05 pm

    Im mid 40s. Growing up in Devon, my local team was Exeter City but still +15 miles away. I remember my first visit to them was primary a school trip. It did 2 things to me…..1.made me fall in love with the atmosphere and excitement of live football. 2. Put me off Exeter City (at a young impressionable age) as they were awful and got thumped by Bristol Rovers. In many ways that experience lead me to Spurs because i think that if Exeter had captured my heart that day then i would have been willing to make the considerable effort to watch them play often and truly support them. As it was, saving my pocket money, getting on a bus and going to games with mates and their Dads was less appealing. My folks certainly weren’t in to sport. Back then it was hard to follow a team. You either went to games or read about them in the paper some days later. Now its wall to wall coverage.

    I cannot remember the reason why an 8 year old from Devon chose the mighty THFC of N17, but probably much like kids these days, may be i was glory hunting. in the early 80s Spurs were on TV in the FA Cup and UEFA Cup, and given the limited amount of live football on TV back then I think I was exposed more to them at a time when they were good to watch and winning stuff. Exeter’s loss was Spurs’ gain. It’s a shame that through the bulk of my adult life we have won pretty much jack shit, and at times its been truly dire, but may be this has given me a more relaxed level of expectation and made me more appreciative of the current ‘achievements’ than others.

    Anyhooo…….enoeuf about me. Had better crack on with some proper work otherwise my clients will have me on toast !

    • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 2:07 pm

      Nice Dev. 👍👍👍

    • Caspurs 12/06/2018 at 2:24 pm

      Good to see yer Dev. My introduction to the mighty Hotspoeurs wasn’t far different. 1981 was the first cup final I ever saw, being the way I am I had to support one of the teams (whoever they were?), so it came down to which teams strip I thought looked better (no contest), the Spurs strip was simply class. The confirmation of my lifetime sentence came in the replay, that Ricky Villa moment was the clincher. Wow! From that point on I had no choice in the matter, it was Spurs for life..

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 4:52 pm

      Devon we were better than Exeter that was it man!!

    • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

      Great stuff DS

  • HD 12/06/2018 at 2:56 pm

    For me, I was captivated by the name Tottenham Hotspur. Being a stateside guy my intro was different. Growing up and living in Seattle, in the mid seventies, the city acquired an NASL franchise, the Seattle Sounders. Part of the league strategy was having clubs purchase well known players who were in the latter stages of their career. Seattle bought Mike England and Jimmy Robertson from this club, Tottenham Hotspur. It was the coolest club name I had ever heard. The love affair had begun and I have never wavered. As a side note, in addition to those two, we also acquired Geoff Hurst, Alan Hinton, Jimmy Gabriel, Harry Redknapp, Jocky Scott and Mickey Cave. Not Spurs but a well rounded group of players from the UK. Those were the days. Yes, Tottenham Hotspur, what a name, what a club.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 12/06/2018 at 4:17 pm

      Can’t say I’ve ever heard of Jocky Scott and Mickey Cave. Who did they previously play for?

      • HD 12/06/2018 at 4:36 pm

        Scott was a Scot who played for Dundee and Aberdeen. Cave was English and came to Seattle from Bournemouth. They weren’t world beaters but solid for Seattle at the time. Good personalities. Sadly Cave passed away in the 80’s from an accidental incident.

    • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 7:02 pm

      Brilliant HD, ‘Tottenham Hotspur: wattaname’

  • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 2:56 pm

    1971. Three teams were at the top of the old Division 1: Tottenham, Leeds and … Arsenal.

    I basically picked one of them at random. Things could have turned out so very differently…

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 12/06/2018 at 3:15 pm

    Ive been cursed with a poor memory as long as I can remember (last week) so not sure how I got into the mighty Tottinghams. As a child of the 50’s/60’s my best 3 childhood mates were all Spurs fans so I assume it was a collective decision somehow. Probably aided by the fact they were the team of their time as mentioned by Ron. First game I saw at the Lane was a 7-4 win over Wolves in 63 accompanied by my Dad, I was 9. He was a Spam fan but not really passionate thank gawd as he’d have probably indoctrinated me in the ‘Academy of Football’, snigger. I’ve never, ever doubted I made the right decision even in the bad old days. I’m just pleased I’ve still got most of my marbles and can recognise the good times from the bad, unlike some over the road.

    • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 3:21 pm

      I wish I’d chosen Arsenal all those years ago. Think of all the shiny trophies I’d’ve seen my team win…

      🙁

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:45 pm

      Actually West Ham had avpretty good team with Bobby Moore,Hurst and co in tbe mid 60’s.They couldnt quite get there so you stuck with the good guys from N17 Andy,Good on you!

  • 61SpursNut 12/06/2018 at 3:26 pm

    1976, at home to Middlesbrough, with my dad in tow, to witness a spirit sucking 0-0. That was my first Spurs game. I was Spurs for a few years before that, unlike my twin brother. More to follow…

  • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 3:35 pm

    80’s kid growing up on the green lanes. Hoddle and Gazza.
    And that’s it.

  • DAVID 12/06/2018 at 4:41 pm

    My dad, an Arsenal supporter, took me to a game at WHL in the early 1960s, thought it was against Sheffield Wednesday and I was about 7.
    My memory says we won 8-2 but I can’t find the match in the record books.
    Dad didn’t seem to mind that I chose Spurs, he told me that growing up in Edmonton in the late 40’s, half his mates supported Spurs, the other half supported Arsenal, they would go to both teams home games as a group.
    He always supported London teams when playing sides from elsewhere.
    Different times, different supporters .

    • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 4:50 pm

      David you are actrue Spurs fan.I didnt have a choice.

  • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 4:42 pm

    HD

    Couldn’t agree more. I have a photo that a barmaid took of all of us, after the Swansea City match, at The Antwerp Arms. I am going to get it blown up and get you a copy.

    You could just get the photo enlarged?

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 4:50 pm

      Right, that is what I meant. Sometimes Ronglish takes over.

      • Ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 4:55 pm

        It the Suop de juor!!!!
        Alphabet Soup using only letters as per Tottenham Hotspur and a thick navy broth

  • Caspurs 12/06/2018 at 5:18 pm

    Merson backs Stirling for the golden boot?!
    I’m guessing he’s relapsed…

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 6:36 pm

      Will Sissoko get the Golden Boot Im more concerned about

      • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 6:42 pm

        David Ginola, Tottenham legend, yes?
        Sissoko has played more times in the PL for Spurs than DG.

        • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 6:51 pm

          Sorry, that’s wrong. I meant Klinnsman. Easy mistake to make, it’s the hair….

        • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 9:03 pm

          Unbelievable. I have to say Ginola was brilliant. One if my all time faves.
          Mackay
          Ginola
          Gascoigne
          Were 3 of my best

    • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 6:31 pm

      Wouldn’t be the end of the world if we play a couple at Wembely, but thankfully it would seem that a whole season is not on the agenda.

      • 61SpursNut 12/06/2018 at 6:51 pm

        It could be a big issue for the premium seat holders. I don’t think it will happen though.

        • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 7:31 pm

          They don’t get to decide, it is the Chairman and his two board members. The other fans might just go beserk, just a smidge what do ya think? hahaha

  • Fat Bertha 12/06/2018 at 6:16 pm

    Nice blogging, ladies.

    I was adopted by a Spurs nutter (not that one) who rescued me from a family of Oirish goonies. From that moment there was never any other club.

    I’m also mid 40s *cough* so just caught the end of Hoddle’s reign; I think my appreciation of Glenda came a bit later as, like Devo says, there wasn’t much coverage of games at the time and if one didn’t attend games one had only scraps upon which to feast.

    Nevertheless, I modeled myself on Hoddle (no 10 shirt, tight shorts ‘n’all), I loved the silky long passes and exquisite ball control; and Hoddle was the only player I was aware of who was equally good with his left or right peg, something else of his I sought to emulate.

    The problem for me is that I was always a better playa of the game than I ever was a watcher / follower / supporter, so when my ‘career’ came to an and my ‘love’ for the game waned.

    Nevertheless, aside from a sneaky peak at Brenford’s progress (or lack thereof), there’s never been anyone but the Tottinghams.

    I’m a Flat Oeufer and I approve of this message.

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 6:37 pm

      ….and we approve of you. 👍

    • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 6:40 pm

      I’m trying not to imagine you in tight shorts!

      • foeorfreund 12/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

        You’re imagining him without tight shorts? I hope he has his pance on in this ‘ere imagining.

        • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 7:32 pm

          Budgie smugglers?

      • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 8:11 pm

        We were with him in Soho…you should have seen the polyester spandex gear he was wearing….
        and the colored girls went do.doo.doo,do doo…

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

      There was obviously an eire there somewhere. You are a character Fat, (Fat and Flat what a team!)
      A man of Irish limericks and pietry…Ill never forget that view from the bar at the pub,Fats,while you were waiting for your mates,these mates…F*ck my Dad used to write to me about Hoddle and Waddle…and I was envious and there was no online to go to…so if you coukdnt see enough…my eyes saw more snow than glory at that time.
      There is a book in you Fats.

      • HD 12/06/2018 at 6:46 pm

        a novel idea, and a good one.

    • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 7:53 pm

      Lovely, Bertha.

  • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 7:05 pm

    Fat Bertha the Flat Oeufer. I’ve only just got that. Doh!

    • Fat Bertha 12/06/2018 at 8:14 pm

      Tsk.

  • Fat Bertha 12/06/2018 at 8:22 pm

    • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 8:36 pm

      A tan suits you well

    • Sexy Beast 12/06/2018 at 8:38 pm

      Haha

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:09 pm

      The new Ronwol after his latest workout. 😬

  • Fat Bertha 12/06/2018 at 8:27 pm
    • Fat Bertha 12/06/2018 at 8:30 pm
      • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 9:03 pm

        Half past H

  • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 9:10 pm

    Glenlivet; usually 36 quid but will drop down to 24 at times and then POW! Superspoz strikes. A truly fabulous whisky (please notice that I’ve spelt whisky without the ‘e’ because that’s how whisky is spelt. Our American brethren will, no doubt disagree).

    • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 9:11 pm

      *hick*

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:11 pm

      Spell it any way you want Spoz, it’s the taste that counts. 🥃

      • Superspoz 🏆 13/06/2018 at 8:22 am

        I watched the new kingsman film and that’s where I discovered this bit of useless information hd.

    • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 11:34 pm

      Best whisky I’ve ever tasted is this:

      • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 11:37 pm

        …although this is also a very nice drop. Usually retails for round about the £40 mark, but Tesco (in particular) seem to fairly regularly discount it to £25ish.

        • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 11:40 pm

          It’s particularly nice if you follow the recommendation that it’s stored in the freezer. It takes on a syrupy texture and it slides down a treat.

          • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:45 pm

            Sounds delicious

          • Superspoz 🏆 13/06/2018 at 8:24 am

            The mackalan is an excellent whisky, not had the other one.

            • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:56 pm

              Give it a go. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:47 pm

      Breathren

  • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 9:52 pm

    I agree with the artist formally known as Spurts on everything Hoddle. An absolute magician, an architect, a wizard,a conductor and an absolute joy to watch.

    • Superspoz 🏆 12/06/2018 at 9:55 pm

      I listened to the late Ray Wilkins on talk sport one morning, point blank, admiting that he robbed Hoddle of more England caps and if he was playing today, the England team would be built around him.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 12/06/2018 at 10:18 pm

    Lovely memories Ron, very jealous of you meeting the players, the 13-2 and 10-4 matches, must have been awesome!! My first memory of Spurs was the FA cup replay 1981, first ever game was Lineker’s last vs Everton, went 3 up by half time, Beardsley masterclass second half helped the Toffees manage the draw 🙁 Always wish I’d kept the paper bag of my Gary Lineker farewell peanuts (stupid I know!).

    Highlights of the match:

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 10:20 pm

      LOL McG as always!!!

      • McG ⚽⚽ 12/06/2018 at 10:43 pm

        Spursy to a tee, start of the 90’s too, a dreadful era for us!!

        • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:50 pm

          But if you could support us then you surely are a great Tottenham fan. On the other hand you could be a masochist in which case you also win

  • UnkleTaff 12/06/2018 at 11:43 pm

    The bike is being delivered tomorrow. It’s taken four years (and £13k) to do it but it’s finally ready.

    I. Can. Not. Wait.

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:46 pm

      Is that the one you have been rebuilding?

      • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:48 pm

        He delivered it to himself

    • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 9:45 am

      …and here she is:

      • HD 13/06/2018 at 11:24 am

        Beauty. Congrats Unk!!

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 11:33 am

        Stunner!

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 11:58 am

        That’s a humdinger Taff. Wish you well to ride it, as an old family saying goes.

        • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:01 pm

          Considering the amount of time, effort and money that has gone into restoring it I’m almost too scared to take it out on the roads. Almost, but not quite…

          The guy wot rebuilt it said it’s the most rewarding project he’s ever worked on. It drew an awful lot of admiring glances from visitors to his workshop, apparently.

          • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:30 pm

            Not as many admiring glances as this bike:

            • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:39 pm

              Didnt they have BSA bikes years ago? (Bloody Saw Arse)

            • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:54 pm

              What bike?

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 1:15 pm

              That sort of thing causes accidents.

  • Flat Oeuf 12/06/2018 at 11:50 pm

    So reports of Yanited cooling their interest in Toby and 24 hours later he’s saying ‘Sure, I might stay at Spurs’. Coincidence?

    • HD 12/06/2018 at 11:53 pm

      We live in hope Oeufster.

      • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:56 pm

        He is the Oeufman,he is the Oeufman.. coo coo ga jube

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 6:56 am

        Hi ya Horn, hope you good mate!

    • ronwol196061 12/06/2018 at 11:53 pm

      To Be or not To Be this is the question.

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 12:14 am

        If him and Rosey come back to us have a good WC, it’ll be like 2 new signings 😂😂

        • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 12:28 am

          Bale them together.

          • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:32 am

            Toby Rosy
            Mourinhos so nosey
            Bales so toesy
            Sissokosy is so goesy

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:04 am

    I think it would be great if we share our thoughts on our internationals at the WC plus the quality if players linked to us (even though Lichtenstein and San Marino players make up half of the rumours..)I wont be watching every game. So it would be great to hear what everyone thinks.

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 9:06 am

      *Yawns*

      Just when I thought the World Cup couldn’t get any more boringer…

      • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 11:43 am

        I wrote this for you Fats,knowing your reaction. Obvious.

  • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 12:10 am

    Mourinho also turning away from his pursuit of Rose. That Levy really should be selling these experienced internationals off more cheaply. He’s a shoddy Chairman and no mistake.

    • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:30 am

      Rose could be better than ok. Tbe guy was great before he got injured. Ditto Toby.
      They can get it back and more

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 6:56 am

        You know the score!!

    • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 7:44 am

      I much preferred it when we were a selling club. At least you knew where you were then.

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 8:56 am

        Yes, building for the future 🏆

      • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 11:42 am

        Only because you supported Hull!

  • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 2:07 am

    Flat Oeuf
    I’d love to be able to smoke a cigar in the stadium when we win that PL or CL.
    Perryman and Galvin – awesome.
    The mix of all these is what made them winners, plus Burkinshaw of course.

    Euphemism alert.

    Whaddaguy 😍😍😍

  • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 10:09 am

    Finally Taff can stop pretending…

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 10:16 am

      Is he playing quid itch?

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 11:41 am

      Aurier?

  • HD 13/06/2018 at 11:22 am

    McG
    Hi ya Horn, hope you good mate!

    All is well, same backatcha!

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 11:48 am

    Are they dumb in Spain?
    Why fire the coach one day before the WC?

  • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 11:51 am

    UnkleTaff
    …and here she is:
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

    I must confess, I didn’t think your cottage is Wales would be that small.

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 11:53 am

      * in

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 12:19 pm

        cottagein’?

      • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:25 pm

        You should see the size of the garage!

        • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:31 pm

          Phwoaar

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 11:54 am

      Looks a great bike!!

  • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:05 pm

    Has anyone seen the series “Penny Dreadful”? Is it any good.

    I’ve just picked up the three-season box set for under £15 so no great loss if it isn’t.

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:12 pm

      I think it was on my list.

      Frankenstein with Sean Bean is pretty good.

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:08 pm

    I havent but Ive just finished watching Patrick Melrose its brilliant but not for you I dont think Taff.

    • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 12:20 pm

      I liked it too

  • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:10 pm

    http://theboyhotspur.com/it-might-be-fedex/

    A few of us got a mention today.

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:15 pm

      SlySpur missing the crew. The Boy isn’t.

      • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:26 pm

        Is that Tappa?

        • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:30 pm

          ‘Tis.

      • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:31 pm

        Funny how he neglected to mention the steps he’s taking to try and block our access to his site…

        • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:33 pm

          I haven’t tried posting for a while but I can still visit to nose about.

          • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 12:40 pm

            Presumably you’re using a hand-held device? I use a laptop and he’s blocked my IP address.

            I’m sure I could post there if I wanted to … I just don’t want to. On the rare occasions when I do pop in for a look I’m out of there in a couple of minutes as people keep posting the same tedious shite over and over again.

            • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:52 pm

              I do but I only really use it at home.

              • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 2:17 pm

                • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 4:52 pm

                  Haha!

        • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:37 pm

          I just dont get his whole schtick when it came to the bloggers.
          He had great people there over the years and overeacted so many times.
          I dont think he valued his people enough unless they agreed with every word he said.
          He wasnt bad with me but I knew where that line was,but really thought it was terrible his treating especially of RF. I wanted RF to just try and smooth it out even though Harry was the culprit in this but RF wasnt going to do that (I dont blame him) and then when Harry harped on it a few times,That was enough for me. I was there 8 or 9 years.

          • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 12:51 pm

            The Boy is combative and no respecter of persons, two things I rather like about him. His blog is pretty robust and will continue to grow and develop in the way he and the current crop of regulars take it. In the end it was all to negative for me, from the top down, and I couldn’t find anything to hold on to.

            I had an immense amount of fun on there, but all good things come to an end.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 1:04 pm

              He’s gone for the shock jock approach and that would seem to be pretty successful. On a personal level I realised I was just making excuses to myself to justify him when he decided to be inflammatory. I detect a slight softening of his persona since we’ve gone which might be to ensure his population is maintained or it could be there’s no one to challenge him on his ideology.

              • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 1:05 pm

                He’s just a shit Robbie Savage.

                • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 1:51 pm

                  A thick Adrian Durham.

              • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 1:07 pm

                Yep. It’s been successful.

                • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 1:51 pm

                  The gender reassignment therapy?

                  • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 1:52 pm

                    Congrats.

            • HD 13/06/2018 at 1:04 pm

              Harry’s blog afforded me the opportunity to meet the majority of you. That happenstance is one of the top ten things on my life list. I still go in there from time to time but like anything, things change. The tone of this blog is excellent but even more for me it is continuing to hang out my friends.

              • HD 13/06/2018 at 1:06 pm

                …with my friends.

              • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 1:07 pm

                You and Fats invested a lot of time over there so appreciate cutting the ties is not easy at all.

                • HD 13/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

                  As my teeth get longer Andy, I have come to realize just how important friendships are.

                • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

                  That was aimed mainly at Ron, HD posted in the wrong place. Although I know it also applies to you to a degree. Same for me HD, friendships always come first.

                  • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 1:17 pm

                    I was a regular at the other when Ron was still in short trousers.

                    I still remember the day he discovered the place…

                    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 1:19 pm

                      How many years was it Taff? How long has TBH actually existed, does anyone know?

                    • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 1:26 pm

                      I would say it’s been going for something like 12-15 years? Can’t see it being much more than that. I don’t think it had been going for much more than a couple of years before I found it. Off the top of my head the only people I can think of who are still there who were there for longer than I was are Hartley and Melcyid.

                    • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:05 pm

                      I still wear tbem

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 12:18 pm

      I really dont want to get into the whole debate and arguments about Trump etc as it just leads to divisiveness. But I will say one thing and thats that Im trying to stop reacting to every think he says and will try to react only when he does something

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 12:56 pm

        I don’t like politicians, endov. There are degrees of dislike and Trump is in the Premier League top 6. If I had to (repeat had to) have a conversation with either Obama or Trump it would be Obama every day of the week.
        With regard to whether he’s doing a good job or bad I have no idea. I would suggest letting history decide.

        • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:07 pm

          Im not lustening to what he sats anymore
          And Ill see what he does
          Thats history

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:11 pm

    SpurAndy
    You and Fats invested a lot of time over there so appreciate cutting the ties is not easy at all.

    For me it was part of life. It had an edge. I like that but in all edges sometime theres a precipice close by.
    It was exciting. There was no other blog like it as it was challenging. But things move on. Now I am in Bournemouth by the sea,ditting on a deck chair with my mates enjoying the sun.

    • HD 13/06/2018 at 2:16 pm

      I want to go there on our next trip to Blighty. 😎

      • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:20 pm

        The coast is not what it was. Its more sepia memories from me but it does have a special pkace for me. Smellimg the coastal air there was always great.
        Its good in the summer…the winter not as much.
        I especially lijed Cornwall its in the far west.
        Southend is the closest to London though.

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:22 pm

        The Fish and Chips are on me for any of you that make it down during your visit.

        • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:27 pm

          My lad got his place at Bournmouth uni (results pending), so I’ll be down that way a bit more over the next few years.

          • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:30 pm

            If we got Bournemouth away in the cup…..

          • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 2:33 pm

            Back in the ’90s I applied for a place at Bournemouth film school. For those not in the know Bournemouth is one of the most prestigious film schools in the country.

            I didn’t get in.

            I ended up going to Worthing instead. For those not in the know Worthing is not one of the most prestigious film schools in the country.

            • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:36 pm

              What did you study Taff?
              Film making?,acting?

              • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 2:53 pm

                Film making.

                Problem is, film colleges are only really as good as the contacts they have with the industry.

                Worthing had, er, none.

            • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:37 pm

              Yep, still a good rep for film I believe. Director Nick Love was a student there, amongst quite a few other successful graduates.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:07 pm

              Daughter got her degree in film making at SAE Institute, Hackney a few years ago. Its apparently not one of the most prestigious film schools to the extent she feels embarrassed to tell peeps she went there. It gave her some contacts but she reckons it does nothing in terms of getting jobs in that industry.

        • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:28 pm

          We will definately take you up on it Flat!
          I stayed at the Majestic years ago there. Nice place.

          • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:47 pm

            👍

    • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:27 pm

      I liked the edge, Ron.

      • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:29 pm

        Now we are gardiners we are more into hedges

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:35 pm

        Oh do yew?

        • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:38 pm

          Yep, Edge is my other middle name.

          • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:41 pm

            Precipice Edgecliffe

          • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:42 pm

            Bet you’ve had to box clever then.

            • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:44 pm

              Or duck

              • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:51 pm

                What he does in his privet time is his business

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:13 pm

    I love catharctic conversations

  • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:28 pm

    Fat Bertha
    The Boy is combative and no respecter of persons, two things I rather like about him. His blog is pretty robust and will continue to grow and develop in the way he and the current crop of regulars take it. In the end it was all to negative for me, from the top down, and I couldn’t find anything to hold on to.
    I had an immense amount of fun on there, but all good things come to an end.

    This

    • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:29 pm

      That

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:33 pm
  • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:40 pm

    Freund or Foe

    My lad got his place at Bournmouth uni (results pending), so I’ll be down that way a bit more over the next few years.

    If your lad ever needs anything mate…pls just ask

    • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 2:44 pm

      Good man!
      Tuition fees
      Boarding fees
      A powerful new laptop
      A monthly allowance for food/drinking

      If I can think of anything else, I’ll let you know!

      Just jesting, really appreciate that mate. Thanks.

      • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:45 pm

        Lifes a beach…

      • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 5:00 pm

        That’s why you sent him there!

  • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 2:45 pm

    Anyone here have premium seats for NWHL?

    • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 2:54 pm

      I knows someone. Why?

      • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 3:00 pm

        The club have to confirm by tomorrow whether they will play any of our games at Wembley, I’ve heard people with premium seats will receive an email tomorrow informing them of the situation. I just thought I’d pass on what I’ve heard. 👍

        • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 3:06 pm

          Well we might get the itk hot off the press on here, then.

          • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 3:16 pm

            If it’s ITK then it’s no doubt bowlox. This is just a heads up and best taken with a pinch of salt atm, I’ll relay any further info (if I hear anything) if worth it. 👍

            • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

              I know flatty’s ITK is kosher.

              • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 4:38 pm

                Gladstone has got his finger on the pulse.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:11 pm

          Article in Standard yesterday said Tottenham had an additional 48 hrs (until Friday) to advise their requirements as fixture list comes out tomorrow.

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:47 pm

    We at Ronglish Seating have about 2500 of the old WHL seats…mostly from the old stand and two steel bannisters from a chap that used to stand in the park lane end…you know the price….

    • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 2:50 pm

      I also have a can of used oil from the Tottenham Cafe circa 1975. It was used a reused…so its in good shape..

    • HD 13/06/2018 at 2:52 pm

      I stole a urinal from WHL and brought it home. Under pressure I will bring it back, when we return. The New Lane will need some nostalgia.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:12 pm

        That’s really taking the p*ss!

        • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 3:19 pm

          Rumour has it HD converted it into a bar stool…

          • HD 13/06/2018 at 3:21 pm

            Well yeah but it is convertible.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:25 pm

              A bar stool / commode, every bar should have one.

  • HD 13/06/2018 at 3:18 pm

    Is anyone concerned over our lack of transfer activity, so far? Business as usual or do you think the strategy has changed to new contracts first, then new blood? Just curious.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:23 pm

      I think the priority is to secure the key existing personnel. Poch, Harry were the first and I expect Eriksen, Dele, Verts etc to follow. Fofty’s post on a previous blog showed that there’s room for manoeuvre in terms of additions and funds but I’d be surprised if anything happened on that front until after the WC.

    • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 3:28 pm

      Not even remotely concerned.

    • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 5:12 pm

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:18 pm

    Ron, know you like new series. Just watching Deep State atm. Mark Strong is in it. Just a cut above the standard fare if you fancy giving it a go.
    Deep State
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4785472/

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 5:02 pm

      Not bad.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 3:27 pm

    Thought this was nice from Glos over the road…

    Gloster1861 June 13, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Tappaspur
    What’s happened to the chaps on here that I always read their interesting funny and educational comments. Ronwol (who DEFINITELY knows the game) Spartacus still nil nil frend or foe hartley I’m sure there’s more. I enjoyed reading them.

    FoF popped by a few days ago. Hartley posted a couple of days ago. Spurts said he was going to take a break over the summer close season. Haven’t heard from McG or Unk Taff for a while now, hope they’re OK.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 3:58 pm

      Glos could be an annoying bugger at times as could Camus but to me they seemed genuine peeps even when I didn’t agree with them, which was often. I don’t have a problem with either as I think there’s far worse over there. I’m sure they found me an annoying git at times, I know I do.

      • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 4:00 pm

        Both of them are too smug, too cynical and far too full of themselves for my liking.

        But apart from that they’re okay…

        • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 4:49 pm

          I like em.
          Life isnt perfect. I also moss talking footie with Accy
          And also MS’s edge and music
          And Raz on good days only

          • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 4:59 pm

            RaZ & his billion ipads lol. Yeah I liked Glos, Camus & Accy too, seemed quite genuine as Andy said above.

    • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 4:23 pm

      Codswallop.

      • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 4:24 pm

        “The single Wembley home fixture could help the Premier League fixtures department as Tottenham and Arsenal cannot both play at home on the same day.”
        Even the FA can deal with this not very difficult scenario.

  • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 4:39 pm

    Of the 36 league games we played last season (NLD excepted) we played on the same day as Arsenal only 12 times.

    • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 4:51 pm

      Motty who? We’ve got Nutty.

      • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

        Buy that man a sheep skin, now!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 4:52 pm

      Ok ok, don’t shoot the Messenger!

      Speaking of Messengers…

      • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 4:59 pm

        Sign her up..methinks she is going to Barca

        • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 5:03 pm

          In ronglish that’s Brarca, think she a brazilian too..

          • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:11 pm

            She is going to Madam Tussauds. Heavily waxed!

            • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 5:29 pm

              Whatever they say about Melinda, and she does have her knockers, when the chips were down she’d always be the first to cheer everyone up by exposing her naked boobs. Bless her.

  • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 4:56 pm

    Flat Oeuf
    The Fish and Chips are on me for any of you that make it down during your visit.

    I’ll be there just after 6pm.

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:00 pm

    SpurAndy
    Ron, know you like new series. Just watching Deep State atm. Mark Strong is in it. Just a cut above the standard fare if you fancy giving it a go.
    Deep State
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4785472/

    Thanks Andy!!!

    • Fat Bertha 13/06/2018 at 6:22 pm

      Ozark. Laura Linney and Jason Bateman. V good.

  • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:01 pm

    HD
    Is anyone concerned over our lack of transfer activity, so far? Business as usual or do you think the strategy has changed to new contracts first, then new blood? Just curious.

    I think it will happen afer the WC
    A CM for sure

    • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:02 pm

      Thstll be about 5 mins time

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 5:05 pm

        Partick Thistle?

        • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:12 pm

          Fistle mate!
          You are not from Oeuf London

          • ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 5:12 pm

            Noeuf London

  • Freund or Foe 13/06/2018 at 5:32 pm

    HD 13/06/2018 at 3:18 pm
    Is anyone concerned over our lack of transfer activity, so far? Business as usual or do you think the strategy has changed to new contracts first, then new blood? Just curious.

    I’d imagine there’s a huge amount going on behind the scenes, Dawg.
    Of course we want the players asap, as does Poch.
    Problem is, it isn’t in either the selling club or the players agents interest to sell asap, they will want to pursue the best possible price and deal, obviously. And if it is concerning players that are at the world cup, what club in their right mind would authorise a sale at an offered price, when the player might have a storming world Cup and then have much more attention/a higher selling price in a matter of a few weeks?

    Patience is a virtue, and Poch will want new players in place when we return for pre-season training, so I’m not too concerned at this point with the lack of activity.

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:17 pm

      Ma Nishtana Halleila Hazeh. Why is this night different from all other nights?

  • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 7:01 pm

    So, no censure from FIFA for PSG who managed to spend £366m in one transfer window on 2 players. FIFA are going to be watching them like a blind hawk without a beak or any talons from now on, oh yes, they won’t be getting away with anything whatsoever.

    And to think we had to have Fair Play e x p l a i n e d to us by our previous host because we didn’t understand it 🤪

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11820/11403918/psg-avoid-uefa-punishment-over-ffp-rules

    • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 7:11 pm

      *Ouefa

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 7:13 pm

        Foouels.

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 7:14 pm

        Yeah them

        • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 7:20 pm

          Controversial I know, but I do get the impression (unsubstantiated of course), that the larger clubs get preferential treatment regarding FFP.

          • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 7:23 pm

            Woeutta sloeur.

          • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 7:26 pm

            No, No. I won’t hear a word of it.

            They are just very well-run clubs.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 9:27 pm

              Funny!

  • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 7:35 pm

    I do hope we fail in our bid to sign Grealish.
    I have several reasons for hoping so, but mainly because Taff has endorsed it… 😱

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 8:04 pm

      I’m not desperate but I’ve heard £15m quoted and on that basis he’s worth a punt.

      • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 8:14 pm

        Villa are said to value him at nearer to £30/40m.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 13/06/2018 at 8:16 pm

          I think Villa are circling the plug hole Cas and they need urgent funds to stop them disappearing. I’m sure that’s what they want but time might not be on their side.

          • 61SpursNut 13/06/2018 at 8:20 pm

            Neither is Levy.

  • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 8:26 pm

    Ooh! Councillor Troy the seductress, say no more…

  • Sexy Beast 13/06/2018 at 8:30 pm

    Evening all.
    I have a sneaky feeling that Pooch is waiting to see if we can sign Bale, if we do then Martial would be most unlikely, but if we don’t then we hang on to Toby until we go in for Martial. Line up the dominos so to speak.
    The lad De Ligt has apparently handed in a transfer request but his agent Riola (maybe he can’t stand the thought of dealing with Levy) is pushing him towards Juve and Ajax have set the price at 60m euros………….

    • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 8:35 pm

      Mino Raiola has a history with Juve (Pogba), and according to reports (believe them or not?) Juve have asked him to negotiate on their behalf with regards to signing Dembele.

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:12 pm

    Caspurs
    I do hope we fail in our bid to sign Grealish.
    I have several reasons for hoping so, but mainly because Taff has endorsed it…

    If that is the case then for sure he is one for the future, nailed on for West Brom

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:15 pm

    Flat Oeuf
    So, no censure from FIFA for PSG who managed to spend £366m in one transfer window on 2 players. FIFA are going to be watching them like a blind hawk without a beak or any talons from now on, oh yes, they won’t be getting away with anything whatsoever.
    And to think we had to have Fair Play e x p l a i n e d to us by our previous host because we didn’t understand it
    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11820/11403918/psg-avoid-uefa-punishment-over-ffp-rules

    If its any consolation Flat I cant stand a word of this either.You need Ronglish Encyclopedia Series II mit Free Ronglish Deictionary $19.95 per month for 428 Momfs

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:18 pm

    McG
    Ok ok, don’t shoot the Messenger!
    Speaking of Messengers…
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

    Just wanted to see this one more time again just incase I pop off

    • Sexy Beast 13/06/2018 at 9:20 pm

      Fabulas!

      • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:22 pm

        I cant move

        • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 9:29 pm

          You popped yet?!

          • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:33 pm

            Im on my third!

    • HD 13/06/2018 at 11:45 pm

      Dammit! I told my wife to knock it off!

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:23 pm

    Fat Bertha
    Whatever they say about Melinda, and she does have her knockers, when the chips were down she’d always be the first to cheer everyone up by exposing her naked boobs. Bless her.

    You should do a book like this,Best Seller mate!

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:26 pm

    McG
    RaZ & his billion ipads lol. Yeah I liked Glos, Camus & Accy too, seemed quite genuine as Andy said above.

    Everytime I think of Raz of Steptoe and Son and the Gas Masks and something else the son had bought cheap and was selling

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:36 pm

      Listen from 11.29 of this…

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 9:42 pm

        Is this where the idea for the book of Ronglish came from?!! Funny!

        • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:59 pm

          I didnt even come up with the handle of Ronglish.It could have been Cas

          • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 10:14 pm

            Not moi.

          • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 10:14 pm

            Nope.

            Have another guess.

            • Caspurs 13/06/2018 at 10:15 pm

              Some bloke in Wales?

              • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 10:21 pm

                😉

                • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 10:37 pm

                  It was the dastardly Unkle Taff!!!! Arrrrrgggghhhhhh….

                  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 12:35 am

                    You owe me, mate.

                    Big time.

  • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Andy we have 4 Episodes Deep State available now just watching the first

  • UnkleTaff 13/06/2018 at 10:23 pm

    Gents, any chance we could refrain from posting pictures that portray women as sex objects?

    This is the 21st century, after all.

    • Sexy Beast 13/06/2018 at 10:27 pm

      Absolutley no chance

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 10:38 pm

      She is a urologist

    • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 10:39 pm

      Is she portraying herself as a librarian and getting paid accordingly?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 11:26 pm

        This one is..

    • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 10:39 pm

      Gents, Taff is quite right, of course…

      • Flat Oeuf 13/06/2018 at 10:40 pm

        …so, for balance, here is FoF and Fat Bertha doing their morning warm-up:

        • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 10:48 pm

          LBGTHFC

        • HD 13/06/2018 at 11:46 pm

          Good lord

      • Ronwol196061 13/06/2018 at 10:40 pm

        He is I admit that.But I cant stop shaking

  • McG ⚽⚽ 13/06/2018 at 11:18 pm

    What model is you bike Taff?

    • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 12:07 am

      Honda CB550/4.

      A 1979 model which means it’s road tax exempt and, as of next year, MOT exempt too.

      And with an annual insurance premium of under £80 it’s going to be dead cheap to run.

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 12:13 am

        Where’s the logic in having vehicles MOT exempt, as it’s a certificate of road worthiness which benefits the user and the public?

        • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 12:34 am

          Surveys have demonstrated that owners of vintage vehicles tend to use them less often and maintain them in a very good condition so the MOT test is, for the most part, largely redundant.

          In my case I certainly haven’t spent £13k on a bike only to allow it to fall into disrepair.

          • HD 14/06/2018 at 12:47 am

            Envious. Giving me dastardly ideas. I owned a Yamaha road bike in the early 80’s and I loved it.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 14/06/2018 at 6:49 am

        It’s a beaut, thought you might appreciate this!

        • McG ⚽⚽ 14/06/2018 at 6:50 am

          (That’s me on the right)

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 7:07 am

      I’m guessing it’s a Honda 550 Four.

  • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 7:36 am

    UnkleTaff
    Gents, any chance we could refrain from posting pictures that portray women as sex objects?
    This is the 21st century, after all.

    That’s me out then. What’s DML’s policy on saucy pics?

    • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 7:38 am

      No way! Keep posting your selfies, girlfriend.

    • foeorfreund 14/06/2018 at 8:02 am

  • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:00 am

    First weekend:
    Bournemouth v Cardiff City
    Arsenal v Manchester City
    Fulham v Crystal Palace
    Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
    Liverpool v West Ham United
    Manchester United v Leicester City
    Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur (seems familiar!)
    Southampton v Burnley
    Watford v Brighton
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:17 am

      Arsenal get a home game first up? I’m shocked.

      • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:19 am

        It’s not as if they’ve had 75% of their previous first PL games at home, is it?

        • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:23 am

          A mere coincidence.

  • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:04 am

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:08 am

      5 of our first 7 are away even before negotiations have commenced!

      • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:10 am

        If we swap out our first 4 home games (Fulham, Pooh, Cardiff, Citeh), then starting from Boxing day, we’ll have 8 consecutive home games.
        Nice time to have a mid-season form run!

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:12 am

      I don’t like the look of that West Ham game so late in the season.
      In fact, I don’t like the look of any games against the Spammers these days.

  • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:34 am

    Of our 27 PL opening games 21 have been away from home, including the last eight.

    92/93 A Southampton
    93/94 A Newcastle
    94/95 A Sheff Wed
    95/96 A Man City
    96/97 A Blackburn
    97/98 H Man Utd
    98/99 A Wimbledon
    99/01 A West Ham
    00/01 H Ipswich
    01/02 H Aston Villa
    02/03 A Everton
    03/04 A Birmingham
    04/05 H Liverpool
    05/06 A Portsmouth
    06/07 A Bolton
    07/08 A Sunderland
    08/09 A Middlesbrough
    09/10 H Liverpool
    10/11 H Man City
    11/12 A Man Utd
    12/13 A Newcastle
    13/14 A Palace
    14/15 A West Ham
    15/16 A Man Utd
    16/17 A Everton
    17/18 A Newcastle
    18/19 A Newcastle

  • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:35 am

    CONFIRMED!!!!
    First home game at new stadium against Pooh, 15th Spetember yay!!!!!!

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:36 am

      At this point in time, therefore, barring any significant issues with the final stages of stadium completion, scheduled events are proposed to take place as follows:

      • 5 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      • 11 August – Away to Newcastle United
      • 18/19 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      • 18 August – Home (Wembley Stadium) to Fulham
      • 25/26 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      • 25 August – Away to Manchester United
      • 1 September – Away to Watford
      • 1/2 September – Operational test event at new stadium
      • 15 September – HOME to Liverpool – First PL game in our new stadium

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:37 am

      Excellent!

      • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:39 am

        So after all the talk, we don’t miss or have to swap or miss any home games apart from the Fulham home game swapping to Wembley.

        That sounds like a bit of a headache for season ticket/premium ticket holders, I wonder how they will deal with that?

        • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:45 am

          It’s not ideal but THFC are to credit Season Ticket holders with 1/19th of their ST price and Premium Seat holders 1/28th of their cost. This amount can be used to purchase a ticket for the Wembley game or for other purchases.

  • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:44 am

    We’re going home, we’re going home, we’re going, Tottenham’s going home (but not quite yet).

  • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 9:51 am
  • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 10:00 am

    New ‘Calm down’ bloeug

    https://flatoeuf.com/world-cup-2018/

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