Ronwoeul196061’s Bloeug. Oh yeah.

I wanted to write an article, pick a subject or a point and go for it and thought about it and realised that the most important situation in the Tottenham world is Poch bring forward this plan, this manifesto for Levy, on the last game of our season. A week later Poch and Levy had signed a deal that will keep Poch at Spurs till 2013.

I was really feeling that there was a kind on chaos happening. Is Poch staying and if he leaves will all the main players leave? What does that leave us with?  It seemed Poch had thrown the gauntlet down.

To be honest that wasn’t as much a shock as Levy and Poch both signing an agreement so quick after the demands (a little choreography perhaps?)

I started to write in true Ronglish fashion about the Argentinian wearing his bandana and offering a manifesto, that looked like a threat. But now wonder how long his conversation was with Levy. I mean Levy doesn’t seem the most approachable owner in the world. So I wonder what happened and how we can find some focus in all of this as we really don’t know what they are going to do. If they say we will find younger players and continue the project…we wonder well what is going to happen now. It makes sense to secure the future of all the players we want to keep but how can we improve now?

I ask myself did Poch sell out too cheap. I mean how much of a conversation could they have had? Until the agreement was announced there was a certain amount of anxiety about what was to be (and what was Toby too) and all we really know is that Poch and Levy seem to be on the same page.

Nothing is easy at Tottenham, not even an agreement.  Liverpool go out and buy a defender for 75 million.  They don’t have to create manifestos and public demand stuff.  They just do it.  Pep with so many creative players in his team thinks he is void a few.  He will go out and buy them.  Bale Schmale, if Mourinho wants him, he will go out and buy him.  New manager at Arse ok so here is a few bucks go out and buy what you need but we need manifestos.

What the hell did Levy and Poch talk about apart from Pochs wages and his time and his buy out clause etc.  Really we have no idea.  We do know that Levy doesn’t want to spend his own money, but he did spend all the Bale money like a drunken sailor in three minutes.  So he has got loose at times.

 

Here we are building the stadium.  Its a marquee of sorts and they could really do with a marquee signing.  Gareth Bale would do it no doubt.  Unleash the Turbo and it wouldn’t be easy to buy any ticket for a game.  That’s the marquee.  But does Poch really want that.  Bale is 28 years old, even at cut price would cost a fortune, even wages cut would cost a fortune. But marquee players don’t come cheap at the best of times.  And this would be one that we know has been successful with us and without us.  So go for it.

But we have more shoes to fill.  I think a CM is about as big as they come.  A player who can meld the defence with attack and can guide us and dictate our next move.  We see Modric do it.  Can Eriksen do that?  He may be on the fringes of it as this season I’ve seen him really start controlling the ball for more than a highlight shot and now proactive in passing instead of the sideways and back passing we were used to.  If we can get a strong player who can play the ball well and be a bit more direct when it comes developing the play to the opposition goal and not like Dembele who is strong and talented and had great footwork but who desire is more in protecting the ball than assaulting the goal.

We have a million backs but mostly mediocre quality.  Aurier has desire and guts but is also reckless at times.  Trippier is stuck between PL and Championship quality.  Davies is frustrating at times.  When he has a good game its really good but then he becomes totally invisible  occasionally melding into the background when we need something from the only space we have at times on the wing.  Most want to see the back of Rose but I want to see Rose back where he was as one of our best players.  Maybe he was or is full of himself but he has shown he has been one of our best backs and that was before his injuries (the one on his leg and the other in his brain).  He is not fit even now.

Sanchez oh how I loved the kid when he came.  Got right into it.  Smooth operator.  Of course he had Toby on one side of his and Verts on the other.  Toby gets injured and the kids becomes a pinball wizard not…I saw him as a future legend. But right now he is stuck between at peace with the world and being paranoid about passing the ball as they come along with being occasionally a little reckless as well.  I still believe on this one though.

Verts got out of his blue period a year or two ago now he seems at his best. Capitain Verts  please!

Lamela, Dele, Moura, Eriksen and Kane.  Where is the room for Bale coming? Too many cooks but only a few chefs so far.

The DM position.  Well they both have their days don’t they?   So who do you pick?  I almost would pick Dembele to play the role if we can get a great CM to expand our game or the only other thing is Eriksen taking on the Modric role (I think he is still a year away from that).

 

So we need to upgrade.  We need to find other ways to get to goal apart from the counter. Better, more incise passing…getting the ball up quicker while still keeping a good amount of possession.  So we do need some more ball players.  Moura I hope will add to the mix but we need some more higher level players.  If Toby goes we need a younger head but also an older hand to cool it down when need be.

I am not completely happy with Poch.  His subs, his lack of options tactically have not given me the total belief I would like.  But his results do not lie.  I have thought at times it was a bit hodge podge, quite a few borefests that I wanted to run from.  But again the results don’t lie.

Can we build on it this season.  Can he learn?  It remains to be seen.  Can Levy change his spots, it too remains to be seen.  Can we flow a little better with more constancy to our actual play? (we can eke out results even if we are mediocre that’s something we never did before)

I hope if he has to over the next few weeks, Poch keeps bringing out the manifesto occasionally to remind Levy what we need.  Well will things really change?  Or is it manufactured hope?

 

 

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
  • One Inch Punch McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 6:06 pm

    First 🙂

    • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:22 pm

      Gets a lifetime ban. As does New Blog>>

      • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:23 pm

        Smiley face emoticon.

        • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:24 pm

          • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 6:27 pm

            Cheers H

            • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:28 pm

              Hehe

      • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 6:23 pm

        Get in! The Boy Oeuf strikes!

  • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 6:15 pm

    Keep Poch until 2013? I was wondering why my hair wasn’t as grey, and that my arthritic limbs weren’t so bothersome, is time now flowing backwards? Yay! Oh wait, shit!!!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 6:20 pm

      I chose to ignore the 2013 rongle..

  • One Inch Punch McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 6:19 pm

    I can say nice bloggings now I’ve read it! I think Poch has received the assurances he wanted as it happens. He don’t mess around when it comes to dealing with players, I recon he’s handled Levy in a similar fashion, no messing.
    I agree re Rose, and that Poch is far from perfect from a tactical perspective, great manager tho eh?! Can’t wait to see which players we bring in now…

  • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 6:19 pm

    This is for you Ron, enjoy..
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    I don’t think he’ll be wearing a cockerel suit anytime soon, sorry Ron.

    • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 6:22 pm

      Oh bugger! Wrong whatchamacallit thingamajig

  • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 6:26 pm

    Good one Ron, lots of questions but difficult to see answers. I’ll check my ronglish runes and get back to you.

    • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 6:28 pm

      Careful r’Andy, that there Ronglish will be the runes of you…

      • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 6:30 pm

        Too late, already runed.

  • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 6:41 pm

    I think waaaaaay too much was read into Pochettino’s post-Leicester game comments. I think he and Levy have been on the same page from day one and the idea that some kind of rift was developing was absurd. They are a perfect fit for each other and (unlike some) I was never even the slightest bit concerned that we’d be looking for a new coach for next season. The contract extension was signed and announced so quickly there can surely be little doubt that Pochettino’s comments had absolutely no bearing on the negotiations whatsoever.

    • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 6:57 pm

      Yes….and No. I absolutely agree that there was no way he was going to leave this summer.
      Some of the things he said about the future direction of the ‘project’ and ‘not knowing what Daniel thought’ (that’s a precis, not a quote), however, had an echo of a warning to them I sensed.

      I think Poch knows we need to spend some top-level money to get the best quality…even if those players are youngsters with outstanding promise (Davinson >>> De Ligt?). Poch knows we’re not going to invest £250m on a few players this summer, but what we can do is spend £50m on an outstanding youngster or three (with potential resale or increase in value). That’s the kind of backing I believe Poch wanted assurances on.

      • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 7:10 pm

        As I said previously, Levy has stated on more than one occasion that the player budget would not be effected by the stadium build. I find myself somewhat confused as to the amount of money available for new signings. Considering we have guaranteed earnings from 3 yrs of CL, plus (I would assume) a surplus from our domestic revenue, shirley this should amount to a considerable transfer kitty irrespective of player sales, shouldn’t it?

        • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 7:54 pm

          Yeah but, as you’re alluding to, who knows what the actual budget is. If you go in Net Spend terms it seems we’ve been ‘selling to buy’ in any given financial year for quite a while…

    • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 7:00 pm

      I was never worried about Poch leaving, but I do think his comments were aimed at Levy, clarifying the need for greater ambition regarding transfer targets. Considering he’s delivered CL for 3 years on the trot, he was perfectly entitled to do so.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 7:02 pm

        Plus one.

  • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 8:27 pm

    One thing we can know for sure is that there is nothing we can know for sure. Of that you can be certain. I think.

  • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 8:39 pm

    Sorry if I’m being a bit thick here but, with reference to Liverpool, does #YNWA mean You’ll Never Walk Alone or You’ll Never Win Anything?

    Or is the ambiguity of the thing the whole point?

    • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 8:42 pm

      Yosser’s Not Working Anymore

  • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 8:41 pm

    Looks good, Ron, but I think I’ll wait for it to come out in paperback pamphlet form before I read it.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:33 pm

      Its out. $19.95 to you

  • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 8:42 pm

    So obviously the whole “Punish Ramos” petition is a really stupid idea, but you’ll never convince me that he didn’t know exactly what he was doing the other night:

    • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 8:44 pm

      Wish we had someone like him in our side.

      • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 8:47 pm

        Indeed, I think that steward in the hi-vis could really do a job for us.

      • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 8:48 pm

        Quite apart from the ‘rugged gamesmanship’, some of his interceptions on the night were majestic to watch. Also, his leadership is second to none.

        • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 8:50 pm

          I agree that he’s a fantastic footballer, but on the whole his gamesmanship theatrics really don’t sit well with me.

          Someone *like* him, for sure. Just not *actually* him.

          • DDDddd 28/05/2018 at 8:55 pm

            He’s the Spanish John Terry. Yuck!

            • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 8:57 pm

              This’ll probably get me a ban, but I’m actually mellowing in my attitude towards John Terry. He’s way behind the likes of Cahill, Alonso and Lampard in the hateful league.

              IMO.

              • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 9:02 pm

                Whaaaaaa……?

              • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:05 pm

                Your logic is deniable…

              • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 9:22 pm

                Oooh. My finger’s hovering around the naughty button.

  • DDDddd 28/05/2018 at 8:53 pm

    Loved your post on the other blog Nilly, only problem I can see is the people it was aimed at are too ignorant to realise. Keep up the good work.

    • UnkleTaff 28/05/2018 at 8:55 pm

      I’ve just read it myself.

      I see it drew a wonderfully insightful “Fuck off” from one of the scroats on there.

      • DDDddd 28/05/2018 at 8:57 pm

        Who said intelligent conversation was dead.

    • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 9:06 pm

      Read it earlier and thought it was one of the good guys but didn’t know who it was. Beautifully stated Nilly. As Big D says, most on there are to thick to appreciate it.

      • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:18 pm

        How is Big D?

        • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 9:21 pm

          Dunno. How are you, DDDddd?

          • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 9:23 pm

            Whaaaa? I thought DDDddd was big D. It don’t take much but I’m confussed who’s who on here what with all the Anonymousii.

            • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 9:32 pm

              Gah.

            • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 9:35 pm

              You’re not the only juan.

              • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:38 pm

                So I am Juan of many, phew..

            • DD 28/05/2018 at 9:36 pm

              Hello girls, yes it’s me, I’m dropping the number of D’s where possible, depends if anyone else CV has used my proposed user name.
              I’m very well, family taking up a lot of my time, less time for blogging but that’s ok, family comes first and in particular children and grandchildren.
              The other blog appears to be in danger of vanishing up it’s own arse, see H has turned on Antspur now. Sad the way it’s going.
              How are you guys doing ?

              • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:40 pm

                Good ta, nice to seizure. 👍

              • SpurAndy 28/05/2018 at 9:45 pm

                I’m good as well mate, good to hear alls good on your world.

                • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:47 pm

                  Eh? What planet has multi D living emigrated to?

                  • Anonymouse 28/05/2018 at 9:49 pm

                    Eh? What planet has multi D living emigrated to?
                    Living? Damn this writing lark, it’s really difficult…

              • Flat Oeuf 28/05/2018 at 9:47 pm

                All good Biggy D

  • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 9:31 pm

    Don’t fancy yours much:

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 9:40 pm

      But you do fancy one of them…

      • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 10:19 pm

        The picture appears to have been taken at the funfair, in the hall of mirrors.

  • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 10:30 pm

    Guess who I found on t’internet t’other day calling himself SerbYid?

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/05/2018 at 10:32 pm

      Nick Hibbert?

      • DD 28/05/2018 at 10:44 pm

        Not Speedo wearing Boris ? Has he mellowed with age ?

        • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 10:47 pm

          Hmm. Dunno. I didn’t get into anything.

  • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 10:45 pm

    I missed the CL final, I forgot it was on, but I did notice Ronaldo’s attempt to steal Bale’s glory with a barely veiled suggestion that he was going to leave RM.

    • JonSpur 28/05/2018 at 10:46 pm

      Ronaldo leaving, obvs.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:39 pm

        They are in a footrace to get to United first

  • Anonymous 28/05/2018 at 11:15 pm

    UnkleTaff
    I think waaaaaay too much was read into Pochettino’s post-Leicester game comments. I think he and Levy have been on the same page from day one and the idea that some kind of rift was developing was absurd. They are a perfect fit for each other and (unlike some) I was never even the slightest bit concerned that we’d be looking for a new coach for next season. The contract extension was signed and announced so quickly there can surely be little doubt that Pochettino’s comments had absolutely no bearing on the negotiations whatsoever.

    Great Taff ok I agree but lets get over it. What will happen??

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thats me in 2013

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:34 pm

    DD
    Hello girls, yes it’s me, I’m dropping the number of D’s where possible, depends if anyone else CV has used my proposed user name.
    I’m very well, family taking up a lot of my time, less time for blogging but that’s ok, family comes first and in particular children and grandchildren.
    The other blog appears to be in danger of vanishing up it’s own arse, see H has turned on Antspur now. Sad the way it’s going.
    How are you guys doing ?

    How much do you want if I take all your excess Ds off you DD27???

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:37 pm

    SpurAndy
    Good one Ron, lots of questions but difficult to see answers. I’ll check my ronglish runes and get back to you.

    Questions were cheaper than answers so I took all the questions I could.
    I pay on good answers though.
    Still waiting…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 28/05/2018 at 11:41 pm
  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/05/2018 at 12:45 am

    One Inch Punch McG
    I can say nice bloggings now I’ve read it! I think Poch has received the assurances he wanted as it happens. He don’t mess around when it comes to dealing with players, I recon he’s handled Levy in a similar fashion, no messing.
    I agree re Rose, and that Poch is far from perfect from a tactical perspective, great manager tho eh?! Can’t wait to see which players we bring in now…

    Eriksen changed drastically this season. Poch can too. He,like Eriksen, has to expand his game and ideas McG.

  • Anonymous 29/05/2018 at 10:29 am

    Have made contact with Spoz, hopefully we’ll see him soon. 👍

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 10:39 am

      SpurAndy

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

      What did she think of it, rAndy?

      • Anonymous 29/05/2018 at 10:46 am

        Doable?

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 10:48 am

          3 Across

          Quite fit, I would.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 10:51 am

          By the way, who is this Anonymous?

          If we’re going to expand, I’ll need to put the requirement to enter email and user name or whatever or else we’ll end up with lots of Anonymii (thanks rAndy)

          • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 10:55 am

            My guess is that this one is Cas.

            But I agree, something needs to be done as it’s getting a bit confusing. If I remember correctly, you can’t even post on Harry’s site if the user name field is blank. My guess is that it’ll be a simple tick-box solution your end.

            • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 10:57 am

              Yep it’s Moi, I just forgot to enter my deets, sorry.

              • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:04 am

                No prob at all mate. As I said, I don’t want it to become an arseache for regulars to post but we need to know who’s saying what!

            • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:00 am

              It is exactly that, but I didn’t want to create aggro for those struggling to keep logged in. Now, it seems that everyone is allowed to post as Anonymous until they’re logged in and it’s getting confusing…

              • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 11:04 am

                I agree. Even when I enter my deets after my error, the previous posts don’t revert to the re-entered deets.

              • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:07 am

                Most peculiar. As a Windows 7 PC user (viewing on Chrome) my details are permanently stored. I can close the bloeug window, restart my laptop and every time I visit the bloeug my details are always there. Maybe it’s something the user need to take care of and not you, Flatty.

                • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:09 am

                  I think it is that, but maybe that’s the case as Admins…

                  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:10 am

                    Easy way to test that: temporarily remove my admin status and let’s see what happens.

                    • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:42 am

                      I’ll do that now

                    • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:44 am

                      Done that but you’re signed in twice too, both as an Admin. Let’s me change one but not the other.

                • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 11:13 am

                  Probably, my deets don’t now show in t’other realm either which they used to, I have no idea what I need to change as I’ve looked countless times (I’m a fully paid up member of the compooter luddite association).

                  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 11:29 am

                    Cas, one thing I notice is that you are signed in twice on this site, both @caspurs. Maybe one is blocking the other?

                    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 11:37 am

                      Oh. I’ll take a look at that. I may be some time…

  • Dd 29/05/2018 at 11:14 am

    Is HD going to be joining us ?
    Thunderstorms just knocked out my tv signal😩.

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 11:15 am

      What channel are we on?

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:49 am

    I wasn’t aware that I was logged in twice, but I’ve just signed out, closed the web page, reopened it but not signed in again (I’m not even sure if I can remember how to) so lets see what happens now…

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:49 am

      Well I don’t know what that proves but I’m sure it proves something.

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:50 am

        I can’t see the ‘Edit’ button so I guess it means I’m not posting as an administrator at the moment.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:00 pm

          I changed you from Admin to Author, so that will be why

          • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:02 pm

            Yup. And I seem to have lost my ability to retain my details in the process.

            • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:03 pm

              Changing you back

  • Anonymous 29/05/2018 at 11:54 am

    Taff test.

    I’ve just signed out of my other account (lord only knows how that got there in the first place) and look what’s happened…

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:54 am

    Boom.

  • caspurs 29/05/2018 at 11:59 am

    Er hello, I seem to be me again (with a small c), along with the added feature of an edit button, confused I am..

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:00 pm

      That’s because (presumably) you now have admin status.

      • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:01 pm

        Yup….will have to remedy that!

      • CaSpurs 29/05/2018 at 12:02 pm

        How do you have uppercase letters in your name Taff? WordPress won’t allow me uppercase letters in the user name.

        • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:06 pm

          Where are you entering your name details? In my ‘Public Display Name’ field I have the option of using both upper and lowercase letters.

          • caspurs 29/05/2018 at 12:13 pm

            In WordPress I could only see my user name, which doesn’t allow uppercase letters. There are no options to change the name in my current status on this blog.
            I’m just confused now, computers do that to me..

            • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:20 pm

              If you log in to WordPress and click on your Gravatar icon in the top right you should see your profile page. On that page is a ‘Public Display Name’ field which accepts both upper and lowercase letters.

            • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 12:20 pm

              Cas, in Chrome the Edit Profile shows my username as all lower case but then there’s a Nickname and Display Public Name As field which allow me to specify name with capitals.

  • Anonymous 29/05/2018 at 11:59 am

    Okay. So this is Taff viewing the bloeug having accessed it from WordPress having signed in there first.

    And look what’s happened.

    • Anonymous 29/05/2018 at 12:00 pm

      No details.

  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:02 pm

    OK Taff, so what next?

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:09 pm

      Dunno. But I really wish I hadn’t suggested signing me out as admin as it seems to have buggered everything up for me; my details are no longer permanent.

      🙁

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:11 pm

    What’s also different is that the name and email fields are now yellow (they weren’t before) and the babe that I’m using as my avatar is no longer visible until after I post.

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:13 pm

      Having said that, I still can’t see the ‘Edit’ button so maybe you’ve restored my admin status to my ‘other’ account?

      Can you delete my gmail account and restore admin status to the googlemail one?

      • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:16 pm

        Problem is, I don’t know which is which. As an Admin, you should be able to get the sidebar up. If you click on ‘People’, you are under ‘Team’ as yourself, but also under ‘Followers’ (email invite?) as you as well.

        • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:22 pm

          I can’t see any of those options; I have a sidebar but not with any of those.

          I suspect you’ve ‘adminned’ the wrong account. If you have the ability to delete my gmail account please do.

          • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:24 pm

            I can do that but only with one account and I don’t know which that will be…want me to try?

            • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:27 pm

              Go for it. It’s so buggered up at the moment you could hardly make it any worse…

              🙂

              • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:40 pm

                I’ve done that, but not sure if it’s going to make any difference I’m afraid. What a fucking pain.

                • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:42 pm

                  Well I’ve just (hopefully) deleted my gmail account so keep your fingers crossed.

                  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:43 pm

                    I’ve also deleted one of you. It’s kill or cure…

    • caspurs 29/05/2018 at 12:16 pm

      That’s the same as me bar the yellow. No visible gravatar until I post something.

      • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:20 pm

        As an Admin, you should be able to get the sidebar up. If you click on ‘People’, you are under ‘Team’ as yourself, but also under ‘Followers’ (email invite?) as you as well.

  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:22 pm

    Taff, Cas, you are both Admins at the moment. Can you try to figure out what you need to do to fix any issues? I’m afraid I need to go out.

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:45 pm

    I seem to have lost my admin status…

    🙁

    • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 12:45 pm

      Just sent you an email invite on googlemail

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:48 pm

        Yup. Received and I’m working my way through the process.

  • caspurs 29/05/2018 at 12:47 pm

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:51 pm

    Nope.

    I’m still having to enter my details.

    I’m sure I used to have a load of stuff in the top right that isn’t there any more. That’s how I’ve written blogs in the past.

    I think.

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 12:51 pm

      No ‘Edit’ button either.

      • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 12:58 pm

        Would it be easier to close your WordPress account and set up a new one with the correct email and reinstate your blog status afresh?
        Other than that, have you tried turning it off , then on again…

        I found the ‘edit’ facility.

        • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:13 pm

          I’ve effectively done that but it hasn’t made any difference.

          Before, when I had admin status, there was a toolbar running along the top of the page with my profile picture and a ‘Write’ box from where I could compose new bloeugs. Both that, and the ‘Edit’ button, aren’t there any more.

          I’m clearly listed as admin and I can see a whole bunch of stuff I couldn’t see when I wasn’t admin, but I don’t seem to have the same privileges that I had before.

          Bummer.

          • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 1:15 pm

            What do you mean by ‘effectively’? To close down the wordpress account you have to request admin to do so for you.

            • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:16 pm

              No. I could (and did) do it myself.

      • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 1:09 pm

        I’ve just been checking back over all settings and at the moment can’t see why that might be, Taff.

        • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:14 pm

          It’s a bugger, isn’t it? Like you I have to go out in a minute (no prizes for guessing where to) but I’ll see if I can figure out what the issue is when I get back.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 1:14 pm

          …especially if at your end you’ve logged out and back on with both the app (if you use it) and the website.

          • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:17 pm

            I don’t use the app. I’ve even rebooted my laptop. Without any joy.

            • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 1:20 pm

              Faksake

              • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:23 pm

                Hang on a sec. I might be on to something here…

                • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:24 pm

                  Yup. We’re back.

                  If only I could remember what the hell it was I did…

                  🙁

                  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:26 pm

                    Fak! Fak! Fak!

                    I fixed it but I can’t remember how!

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:17 pm

    How do?

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:26 pm

    To be in admin mode you need to login via wordpress. It isn’t automatic.
    If you simply go to the blog to comment through the web address you have no admin rights.
    Essentially, there are two ways to access the blog.

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:28 pm

    Too many Chiefs not enough indians.

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:30 pm

    Oh yeah. It’s happens to me now. Is it a cookie setting?

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, pance. Never had this trouble at the other place.

    • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 1:39 pm

      7.

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:40 pm

    Gah!

    • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 1:42 pm

      If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:41 pm

    Pfft.

  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 1:41 pm

    C’mon Jon, I know you can figure this out

  • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 1:44 pm

    Thunder and lightening, very very frightening, mum I’m here, mum I’m here…….

    • JonSpur 29/05/2018 at 1:46 pm

      Cup of tea and figgy roll?

      • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 1:49 pm

        Not a fig person, hate em. Up there with garibaldi’s.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 1:58 pm

          Whaaaaaa?

        • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 2:00 pm

          You don’t like Garibaldi’s!!!! You are odd..

          • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 2:07 pm

            Dead fly biccy’s, urghhhhhhh 🤮

  • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 2:02 pm

    I changed a setting, now my comment box isn’t preceded by login bites.

    The setting I chenfd had something to do with the URL page address. I reverted to ‘plain’ taking out the date elements.

    • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 2:05 pm

      Yep. Now when refresh the page my deets are still there.

  • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 2:06 pm

    Oooh yeah. Even when I view the site without dashboard.

  • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 2:07 pm

    Gotta go. Pot noodles for lunch and then back to work.

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 4:52 pm

    What amazes me is that, as FoFfy has pointed out to them on a number of occasions, Liverpool are spectacularly rubbish at spending money yet they’re the ones we should be aspiring to emulate.

  • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 4:59 pm

    Testing 123

    • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 5:00 pm

      I’m in. Fakinel.

      Hello everyone.

      • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 5:01 pm

        Bonne apres midi.

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 5:02 pm

        Wa-hay! Abut fackin’ time!

        Welcome aboard the good ship Flat Oeuf.

      • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 5:03 pm

        Welcome to the place where the eouf’s are flat and the beer is all homebrew.

        • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 5:04 pm

          Perfect!

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 5:11 pm

      I said 4:45pm, but 4:59 will aftadado…👍

      • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 5:52 pm

        Soooory

    • Freund or Foe 29/05/2018 at 5:26 pm

      Welcome Spoz, great to have you here 😄👍😄

      • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 5:53 pm

        Glad to be here fofty.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 6:22 pm

          Wotcha Superspoz and welcome.

    • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 6:06 pm

      Good to see ya Spoz. 👍

  • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 5:01 pm

    Hey Steve. Just remember your Avatar and IP address stay the same even if you change your screen name.

    • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 5:04 pm

      And your IP address is likely to stay the same even if you change your email address.

      • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 5:14 pm

        A proper incognito comment requires:
        ① different email address
        ② different screen name
        ③ different access point to the internet ie not at home / work
        ④ instead of ③ use a VPN

  • Freund or Foe 29/05/2018 at 5:30 pm

    I wouldn’t even bother mate. I added up the “bad” purchases from both Spurs and Pooh over Poch’s four years, then Harold added in another year of our purchases. I then added in the extra year of Pooh purchases to match, so Harold went back another year. There’s absolutely no point in discussion on that place, no matter what you have to back it up.

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 5:34 pm

      He’ll try and make it fit his argument if it kills him, highlighting what a small minded immature mindset he has.

  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 6:02 pm

    Jonspur

    A proper incognito comment requires:
    ① different email address
    ② different screen name
    ③ different access point to the internet ie not at home / work
    ④ instead of ③ use a VPN

    Visible Panty Line? Suits you, you sourcy minx.

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 6:48 pm

      • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 8:33 pm

        • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:56 pm

          Oops. Sorry. I tried ‘quoting’ the gif you posted here but fecked it up quite royally.

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 6:52 pm
    • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 6:54 pm

      ..and Celtic fan..

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 7:03 pm

        I did love watching him play, though. Him and Berbatov together were a joy to watch in full flight.

        • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:12 pm

          Same here. They were a class act. Two opposites that gelled immaculately.

  • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks again for the warm welcome everyone (You can blame cas)

    Dunno if it’s been been covered already but does anyone actually know how much Bale is on? I’m hearing some say 250k all the way up to 650k. Yes 650 thousand smackaroonies. This can’t be right. And the idea about not being able to afford his wages..well…he’s at the very top of the football pyramid, surely anything after that is a step down right? And isn’t his contract running out?

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 6:58 pm

      £350k a week after tax, so £650k a week would be about right.
      https://www.totalsportek.com/money/real-madrid-player-salaries/

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 7:02 pm

        According to the Independent link I just posted below:

        “Sources say that Spanish tax means Bale only gets £200,000 in hand at Real Madrid, but that other commercial deals related to being at the club take him up to way over £500,000.”

        • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:14 pm

          I think you’re correctamundo Taff. 👍

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 6:59 pm

      … and 4yrs left on his contract.

      • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:11 pm

        Really! Damn

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 7:01 pm

    So Gareth Bale might be open to a return to WHL after all:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/gareth-bale-transfer-tottenham-news-manchester-united-real-madrid-next-club-miguel-delaney-a8374021.html

    Maybe I’m an incurable romantic, but he’s won four European Cups at Madrid and has already ‘earned’ more money than he could hope to spend in a hundred lifetimes so where does he go from here?

    I would like to think that, if he genuinely has any affection for our club, it might cross his mind that helping us to make our mark on the European stage might be an option. Winning titles with a club expected to win them is one thing. They’d probably have managed that without him anyway. Win them with us, though, and be able to tell himself he definitely had a hand in that.

    I know what I’d do in his position. But then I am an incurable romantic at heart.

    • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:08 pm

      +1 … As they say

      • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:11 pm

        Too late, Taff’s already got a bowling partner…

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:09 pm

      As with beckham when he went to Madrid, they said on t’wireless that Bales additional commercial revenue could cover the cost of the high transfer fee. I will stipulate that I have no idea whether that would be the case or not.

      • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 7:11 pm

        Neither do I. But I’m more than happy to believe that it would if it puts me in a happy place.

    • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 7:13 pm

      Good point Taff re winning with a less fashionable team. That’s the ultimate superstar status. Is he up for it? I’d love it if he was.

      • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:15 pm

        Apparently he was looking at a few houses around the area. Apparently. I didn’t question the itk.

        • SpurAndy 29/05/2018 at 7:16 pm

          As long as it wasn’t Glad!

          • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:18 pm

            I’m afraid it was…

        • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:16 pm

          You’re allowed to do that round here… 😉

    • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 8:15 pm

      UnkleTaff

      So Gareth Bale might be open to a return to WHL after all:

      https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/gareth-bale-transfer-tottenham-news-manchester-united-real-madrid-next-club-miguel-delaney-a8374021.html

      Maybe I’m an incurable romantic, but he’s won four European Cups at Madrid and has already ‘earned’ more money than he could hope to spend in a hundred lifetimes so where does he go from here?

      I would like to think that, if he genuinely has any affection for our club, it might cross his mind that helping us to make our mark on the European stage might be an option. Winning titles with a club expected to win them is one thing. They’d probably have managed that without him anyway. Win them with us, though, and be able to tell himself he definitely had a hand in that.

      I know what I’d do in his position. But then I am an incurable romantic at heart.

      A ‘still single’ incurable romantic at heart? The chicks aren’t getting the memo.

  • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:03 pm

    Here’s the thing, I’m not having any problems with this here bloeug-o-sphere. 😛

    Apart from finding the time to post anything.

    • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 7:20 pm

      Well, you say that….

      • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:22 pm

        Uh, oh!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:05 pm

    Hi ya Spoz, better late than never!! Hope all’s good mate?

    • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:09 pm

      Yeah mate. All is good. It’s pleasant around here.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:22 pm

        Less animal velocity for sure… You win a prize here for ‘first’ to each blog, & a prize if you catch anyone with the ol’ New Blog>>> gag too!

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 7:23 pm

          Lolz

          • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:25 pm

            I’m laughing!

            • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 7:28 pm

              I chuckled too

        • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:24 pm

          And if you listen to McG you win a blog ban…😘

  • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:05 pm

    Hello Spoz, Big DdDdDdDd…, McG, Anonymous and any other newbies I haven’t had the pleasure of welcoming.

    • Superspoz 🏆 29/05/2018 at 7:13 pm

      Cheers dude.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Nut! How come you so busy (if you don’t mind me asking?!)

      • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:25 pm

        I’ve been working really, really hard on adding some really, really important updates to my really, really cool website.
        And decorating the downstairs flat.
        And other stuff.

        • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 7:29 pm

          Claiming the Flat Oeuf blog for your own now, eh? You’ll have to fight Jon for it.

          • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:32 pm

            He’ll just 💋 me to death. I concede.

            • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 8:47 pm

              That’s his superpower!

        • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:31 pm

          Coolio, I got a couple of sites to do myself, quite enjoyable once you get going… Is yours a Spurs site?

          • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:34 pm

            It’s “my” (that’s for Flat Oeuf and Jon!) very own Star Trek site.
            http://www.wixiban.com
            If you collect Trek stuff you’ll find almost all of it there
            May I presume that you have a Spurs site?

            • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:38 pm

              No, contemplating ripping one off tho!! I’ll take a look, quite enjoy star trek, can’t say I’m into the memorabilia tho tbh

              • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:39 pm

                😱

              • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:40 pm

                I can see that you are in need of guidance.

                • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:44 pm

                  The midichlorians count is high in this one…

              • McG ⚽⚽ 29/05/2018 at 7:40 pm

                Done a nice job btw!!

  • Flat Oeuf 29/05/2018 at 7:23 pm

    Arsenal fan demonstrates extreme levels of emotion at the news that Dick Emery tried to hijack the Fabinho deal, but didn’t succeed:

  • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:37 pm

    It has come to my attention that the “Time Lapse Two” camera and the accompanying video feed from within our fabulous new bowl are now back up and running after a five and a bit day holiday.

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:40 pm

      That they shirley iz!

      • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:47 pm

        So, woss bin appenin’?

        • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 7:48 pm

          Apart from the time-lapse moving to an upper tier.

          • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 7:54 pm

            I’ve been a tad busy working out where your seat is in the new home, but I think I’ve finally worked it out..

            😘

            • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 8:00 pm

              LOL. You missed a couple!

              • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 8:17 pm

                Way aye man, nutty, man? Hope all’s well with you and the missus.

                • 61SpursNut 29/05/2018 at 9:03 pm

                  Fine and dandy m’lord. And you and yours?

                  • Jonspur 29/05/2018 at 9:13 pm

                    We’re doing the Harlem Shuffle, thanks for asking, your reverence.

  • Dd 29/05/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the welcome Nut and a welcome from me to Spoz.

    • Superspoz 🔪 30/05/2018 at 11:41 am

      Hello there.

  • DAVID 29/05/2018 at 9:04 pm

    Back in the room!

    • Caspurs 29/05/2018 at 9:07 pm

      Thats betterer, now I nose who you is..😎

  • UnkleTaff 29/05/2018 at 11:53 pm

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

  • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 12:52 am

    61SpursNut
    Apart from the time-lapse moving to an upper tier.

    I like to see a time lapse (Im sure there would be) of the new players coming in

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 1:00 am

      Ok I admit it..it was me

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 11:29 am

    So the bottom line is will the transfer situation change or not? Taff I know thinks we are the bees knees whoever comes in and goes out. So its obvious Levy Poch and Taff are all aligned.
    I think we need to improve. Yes it would be exciting to get Bale…but is that the answer.Thats it?

    • Superspoz 🔪 30/05/2018 at 11:44 am

      It is the answer. Imagine the firepower, the speed, the 30 yard screamers over the “parked bus”. Poifect.

      • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 11:45 am

        I agree. If you want a marquee signing to herald the opening of the new stadium I doubt you could find a better one than Bale.

    • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 11:46 am

      I see this as a 2-part question:

      1. What do we need to improve next season and, more importantly, what are we actually likely to get?

      2. What do we need in the medium term (next 2-3 seasons) in order to keep this squad competitive and actually get over the line to win a PL or CL?

      What I see is an incremental improvement of the squad, which is great. What I think we need is an immediate improvement of the 1st XI…with that, I think we could win some proper silverware this season or next as we’ll have even more experience and competitiveness in the current crop.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 11:55 am

        You are right Flat,we need both. Wait 427 Mil later….

        I think we need a solid midfielder of quality.Thats where to spend. Bale should be a short term buy but the price will have to figure more into the stadium intangibles as part of the promotion of it,a gift long term loan from Joe. But it shouldnt take away from our real needs and that in MF.
        Bale gets injured a lot and will do more in the PL.He is also getting older. Bale should be an addition on to what we are doing.Not the main play.

        • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 11:57 am

          After the CL final Bale said that he was only out injured for the first five or six games of the season. He was apparently fully fit for the vast majority of last year; Zidane just chose not to play him.

          • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 12:01 pm

            I dont know what the real story is. It could be a political statement about his injury or not.Maybe we should pay him PER GAME.
            Kane,Eriksen,Lamela,Dele,Son and Moura are also forwards.

            In DM we have and Dier

            We have 4 Backs.

            We have 3 goalies

            We have one CM

            Capiche?

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:02 pm

              That was me sorry!

              • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:26 pm

                Sort it aaht!

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:06 pm

            Winks can be a CM too but he is not proven

            We need a world class CM

            If Eriksen can play CM so be it but he isnt Modric yet

            • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 12:13 pm

              The one thing preventing Eriksen being the creative CM we need is his longer-range passing, imo. We need someone to pick the ball up deep from defence/DM, turn and put a ball on the spot (whether to feet or into space) for whoever’s making the intelligent run. These players are like rocking horse shit.

              • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 12:20 pm

                For sure. Dele had the benefit of a couple of those passes. But we got too much into this short passing going nowhere bullshit.
                Eriksen now is maturing. Before he would always react and not act. This season he has taken it on much more so. He he puts on a little muscle just enough to make him withstand what the CM job needs…like Modric has and expand his game for him to take control I think we can really assault the title. We need to make the most out of the CM area. Its critical for passes to be quicker and longer and right on. We have enough runners even without Bale. The key is Eriksen I think but in a more proactive role,more so than even this season.

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:21 pm

                  Me again

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:23 pm

                    Why did Cas get deleted?

                    • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:24 pm

                      Where was I deleted? I can clearly see my ‘brilliant’ comment.

                    • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 12:29 pm

                      I try not to look down,I get nervous

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:29 pm

                      He does too!

              • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:21 pm

                True, no one immediately comes to mind. Modric was a class act for us but wasn’t known for his long range passing, which is why I previously suggested Eriksen could play deeper as he did in the Swansea game (FA Cup), with a new playmaker (Malinkovic only as an example, nothing more) taking his place in the number 10 role. Just a fort…

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:32 pm

                  Yes Modric played the same way Eriksen does with us (and dont think I wasnt frustrated with Modric either) But Modric change is game from a facilitator to a controller supplier and I always want to see that with him and Eriksen

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:32 pm

                  For me its about making things happen,not simply keeping possession

                  • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:36 pm

                    You’re missing the point Ron. Eriksen moves to a deeper midfield position (same as Modric), orchestrating the play and tempo, providing the opportunity to add a new playmaker in the number 10 role.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:39 pm

                      Yes thats fine enough.Infact I think even Moura could play that role. Thats why I wanted to see the more together. Moura has great ball control and understands space.
                      If all that happens we could buy a world class DM

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:43 pm

                      Maybe Bae can play out of the CM position if he came. I mean there are so many forwards

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:43 pm

                      Bale

                    • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 1:17 pm

                      Could work Cas. I’d like to be convinced. The 10 would have to be an assist and goal machine. They are like rockin….etc etc

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 6:29 pm

                      All of the others Are playmakers namely ,Lamela Dele and Moura

        • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 11:58 am

          I agree with that on Bale. It’s such a big financial play that I worry it might distract from the real business we need to do. Tha and the idea of him in the treatment room because the next Charlie Adam has done his ankle has me waking in cold sweats (metaphorically).

          • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 12:01 pm

            If we’re going to be paying big money (and wages) for him then for sure we’d need some sort of insurance plan in place for such an eventuality.

            The more I think about it the more I want to see him back at the club.

            • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 12:14 pm

              I’m with you 100% but I like what Ron is saying…a gift from Ol’ Joe….not out of this summer’s transfer budget!

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:37 pm

                In business its about rationalizing what you do. So put it in the intangibale asset category of the stadium. Miscellaneous stadium costs . 750 mil now is a billion what does it matter. Joe has the bread. He is the one that can call this. Or not.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:08 pm

            I like the idea of buying Bale outside of the budget. A gift loan from Joe. Make it part of the assets/added cost to the stadium.

  • Jonspur 30/05/2018 at 11:40 am

    G’mornin’ all.

    • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 11:42 am

      There’s a Jonspur popped up over on the other place. Just thought you might like to know.

      • Jonspur 30/05/2018 at 11:46 am

        That *has* to be one of you monkeys. Although, I picked this name for its anonymity factor.

        • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 11:49 am

          Sorry to disappoint you, but I’ve never posted on the other place under an alias. I’ve been tempted (still am, if I’m honest) but I’ve never actually done it.

          • Jonspur 30/05/2018 at 11:52 am

            You once said you’d posted as another. I guessed (incorrectly) Eyeball Paul.

            • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 11:54 am

              Spurlock Homes probably had a 75% hit rate, I’d say.

            • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 11:54 am

              I don’t remember saying that. That’s not to say I didn’t, only that I can’t remember having done so.

              But if I *did* say that I would have been pulling your plonker.

              If I were to post under an alias I think I’d have to go into full-on Rich G &/or mus mode to make the most of the experience.

        • Jonspur 30/05/2018 at 11:50 am

          Although, for some reason I’ve only got a little S.

  • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 12:15 pm

    I think I prefer new comments up top.

    • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:27 pm

      😱

      • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 12:32 pm

        Hmm, I was considering that 😮

        Quick Poll:

        Top or Bottom?

        • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 12:39 pm

          I prefer it at the bottom, as it’s easier to read through the comments, especially when a new post has a number of replies. At the top you keep having to scan for a post then start to read downwards again to read the replies.

        • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 12:39 pm

          Bottom.

          Otherwise you’re scrolling down through a thread, then up to a new comment, then down through that thread, then up again. And so on.

          The grey background helps enormously though, as whichever way it’s done you can quickly scroll up and down to see posts you haven’t yet read. God forbid we should miss something.

          • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 12:57 pm

            …and speaking of the ‘grey’ functionality, that only kicks in once the web page has been opened. Is it possible to have this working in the background so if we leave the site then come back again the posts that have been added during our absence are highlighted in grey?

            • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 1:02 pm

              My extensive knowledge of WordPress plugins tells me O don’t have a scooby on that one.

              • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 1:04 pm

                Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I was half-expecting that response. 🙂

                • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 1:07 pm

                  Do you have a contact email for WordPress support? I’m happy to email them on issues like this and leave you to focus on the, er, more important matters of site maintenance if you like.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:41 pm

          Can you add something to get direct to the bottom if you choose?

          • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 1:02 pm

            I will see, was thinking of that

        • SpurAndy 30/05/2018 at 12:54 pm

          • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 12:59 pm

            This is why I come here.

            I was doing a bit of Carry On research earlier today and was reminded of the characters Private Widdle and Bungdit Din from Carry On up the Khyber. Both those names kept me entertained for a lot longer than they should have done.

          • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 1:35 pm

            Top, for me.

            • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 1:42 pm

              So..

              …it is then. 😘

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 6:30 pm

                I cant catch me breaf!!

            • SpurAndy 30/05/2018 at 2:24 pm

              I’ve just gone blind, is there a braille WordPress plug in?

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/05/2018 at 12:35 pm

    Best at the top I think,Flat.
    Because every time you have to scroll through all of them
    If you post once then its ok at the bottom but if its constant..better at the top

  • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 1:05 pm

    Stadium update:
    Micro brewery nooz! 🍺
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdDnz7nEz0Y

    • Superspoz 🔪 30/05/2018 at 1:09 pm

      The Beavertown corner. Just googled them. I hope their beer is as funky as their cans and bottles.

      • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 1:15 pm

        Sorry but

        • Superspoz 🔪 30/05/2018 at 1:33 pm

          Victoria principal beaver? Wow.

          • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 1:38 pm

            I think those legs might belong to Priscilla Presley..

            • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 1:41 pm

              Indeed they do.

              • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 1:48 pm

                Yeah, but … Victoria Principal’s beaver ….

                • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 3:03 pm

                  I doubt that.

        • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 1:36 pm

          Sorry butt, but nice beaver?

          • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 3:03 pm

            No I doubt this!

  • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 2:17 pm

    UnkleTaff

    What comments plug-in are you using?

    Spectacu.la

    • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 2:19 pm

      Duh! Of course.

      I forgot. Sorry.

      I’m on the case.

      • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 3:00 pm

        … or are you?

      • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 3:02 pm

        Just don’t fack it up! 😳😂

  • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 3:02 pm

    When I click ‘reply’ I’m directed to the top o the page.

    • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 3:24 pm

      Has that just started happening ?

      • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 3:41 pm

        I ain’t done nuffing yet.

        If I press reply I’m taken to the bottom of the page.

        • Caspurs 30/05/2018 at 3:45 pm

          As one should be…

        • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 3:45 pm

          Thanks Taff and Jon, that’s clear as mud

      • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 5:19 pm

        Last coupla days.

  • JonSpur 30/05/2018 at 3:05 pm

    Caspurs

    So..
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    …it is then. 😘

    She’d make a good pyramid seller.

    • UnkleTaff 30/05/2018 at 3:40 pm

      I discovered this yesterday; ‘quoting’ images doesn’t work (I tried to fix one I tried of yours yesterday and fecked it up instead).

    • Anonymous 30/05/2018 at 10:31 pm

      SpurAndy
      ” rel=”nofollow”>

      Its exactly what Levy,Dembele,Bale and Winks want

      Minions!!!

  • Flat Oeuf 30/05/2018 at 4:32 pm

    New Dier bloeug:

    https://flatoeuf.com/?p=171

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