Shelfy’s Debut!

Esteemed bloeugger OTS84 writes:

Next up Inter Milan, who are like Spurs sitting third in their domestic league and enjoying a decent run of form. They had a comfortable 3-0 win at the weekend against struggling Frosione, and based on the highlights I saw, didn’t really look too extended during the game, and even rested a few of their players.

Their game seems to be based on a 433 with the front 3 willing to press. The goals at the weekend came from winning the ball near halfway and pushing on fairly quickly. Though in fairness all of the goals were probably ones that a better opposition could and should have defended.

So what do we need? A win of course but not any old win, it needs to be better than the 2-1 reversal we suffered at their place. Just like in the knockout stages, away goals are important so a 1 nil to us or a two clear goal advantage is needed. Almost nothing else will do.

The Milanese know this of course and so they may treat us to an old fashioned Italian defensive masterclass, though honestly I don’t think they can bolt the door as tightly shut as Juventus and it seems more likely they will have a go and try and get the away goal. Poch and his backroom team will have done a darn better good of scouting them than the ten minutes of internet research I did and our boys should be ready for whatever tactics are thrown at them.

Our boys are in the midst of a busy period, eight thousand games in six days in December with an injury depleted squad, having just dispatched the Chavs and next up the Gooners what could be more exciting! The coaches will need to rotate carefully to make sure we don’t overplay a few stars and end up with an even busier physio.

How much rotation will Poch do? We used to be able to predict the likely starting eleven reasonably easy, after all we always rotated full backs and always started DESK as the front four, then play Moussa, no not Sissoko, the other one, Dembele every other game rotating him with Winks or Wanyama alongside the ever-present Dier.

Now we can’t rotate full backs because Trips and Rose are injured though I suppose KWP maybe given a shot. It is up front that a lot has changed with the emergence of Lucas and the reemergence of the very much invigorated Lamela. Can we really drop Son after Saturday for Lucas, can we find a spot for Lamela given his nous and experience against Italian teams? Dele has found some sparkling form and we know CE makes us tick. Hey its a good problem for Poch to have, and its a long time since we had such an abundance of riches up front.

So I don’t do predictions other than we will win – I always think we will win. I always have even during the dark days when we usually didn’t but I still thought we would. Will we win well enough? Will we be able to follow it up with a win against Barca in Spain or should I say the Basque country? If we beat Inter we will need to at least match their last group game result, and they have PSV who quite frankly were lucky to be on the same pitch as us (great game and thanks again Flatty for the ticket), so in all probability we will have to beat Barca as well or face Thursday night trips to far flung destinations.

Whatever the result I hope the fans get behind our boys from the first minute to the last and the boys on the pitch give us a glory glory night to remember.

COYS

Author: Flat Oeuf

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

Comments
  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:22 pm

    Fair play, Inter know their stuff. They ain’t no Chelsea, and they haven’t got David Luiz to help us.

  • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 9:22 pm

    The commentators on the feed over here are wankers.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 9:23 pm

      It’s a global constant.

    • 89Spurs 👁 28/11/2018 at 9:23 pm

      Their crap on here!

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 9:24 pm

    Barca just scored

  • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 9:27 pm

    Ok, CE and Sonny got to get us in the money.

  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:29 pm

    Eriksen, what a free kick! Big big mistake not starting with Christian and Son. Now expect to see time wasting rolling about antics as they break up play.

    • MiT 28/11/2018 at 9:32 pm

      Yes, Lamela came off at the right time. He would have gotten frustrated at the stalling tactics.

      Gamewinner for Spurs coming up.

      • MiT 28/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

        and there it is.

  • Frontwheel2 28/11/2018 at 9:29 pm

    The pretend cramps will start now

    • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 9:31 pm

      …and the phantom fouls

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:33 pm

    Great save Hugo.

  • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 9:34 pm

    Moura was in effective but Dele was worse

  • Hartley 28/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

    YAYYYYY!!!

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 9:36 pm

    Yeeeeeeaaaaaah

  • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

    Sssiiissdoooookoooo

  • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

    Sissoko! That’s down to him!

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

      +1

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 9:38 pm

      100%

    • MiT 28/11/2018 at 9:38 pm

      beast mode.

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

    All Sissoko

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 9:40 pm

    Tremendous run from Sissy.

  • Hartley 28/11/2018 at 9:40 pm

    Every goal counts double from here on in against this lot.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t think of any player that has had such a reversal of fortune in such a short time as Sissy. It’s really remarkable.

  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:45 pm

    Fook me.

    Has Pochettino finally found out where the fresh duracell batteries go in Sissoko?

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:45 pm

    Double clench on at the moment.

  • MiT 28/11/2018 at 9:48 pm

    Industrial quality buffing pads used on Spalletti’s head. What a shine !

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Never in doubt.

  • Hartley 28/11/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Were still in this..

  • Frontwheel2 28/11/2018 at 9:50 pm

    HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH,we won

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Sissy now worth the £30m,whoda thought it.

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 9:52 pm

      57mil

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 9:51 pm

    Great block by Tobes. Well played boys .

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 9:52 pm

    Put his nuts on the line

  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:53 pm

    The win is entirely down to me. I turned it off and went and hid behind the sofa just before we scored.

    • Hartley 28/11/2018 at 9:54 pm

      Well done, do you have French blood ?

      • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:57 pm

        On my hands?

        Not proven.

        • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:02 pm

          I have. French blood that is.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 9:55 pm

    Gotta give it to Poch. Rested players for the weekend but brought in CE and Son to make a difference. Well done.

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 28/11/2018 at 9:56 pm

    Dippers lost 2-1

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 9:56 pm

      They’re on the edge of the Ropey too.

      • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 9:58 pm

        Napoli will give them a proper game. A draw does them.

        • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:00 pm

          A 1-0 win does them.

        • UnkleTaff 28/11/2018 at 10:01 pm

          …as does a one goal defeat.

          • UnkleTaff 28/11/2018 at 10:02 pm

            …unless it’s 1-0 in which case Liverpool finish above them on goals scored.

            • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:03 pm

              What? The bloke on my stream said Pooh have to win be 2.

              • UnkleTaff 28/11/2018 at 10:09 pm

                A 1-0 win for Liverpool puts them level on points with Napoli, level on head-to-head, level on a -2 two goal difference … but Liverpool will have scored more goals so will finish above them.

  • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 9:59 pm

    Never in doubt.
    If we were in inter’s shoes and played with such lack of ambition our fans would be livid.
    Both teams got what they deserved

  • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:00 pm

    SissMoMko

  • Spursy 28/11/2018 at 10:01 pm

    What a win!
    Sissoultrain express!
    Dele shimmy!
    Christian calm as you like!

  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Aw shit! Sissoko is ok.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 10:02 pm

      Hehe.

    • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 10:03 pm

      Youdaman Steve-o Steve-o

  • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Inter played their part but they’re no Brighton and Hove Albion.

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:03 pm

      I thought you said you were going to bed.

      • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

        I’m in bed.

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:08 pm

      We are no Harleypool

  • Northern Spur 28/11/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Well-worked goal. I’m beginning to warm to CE! Sissoko is da man, no question!!

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

      You got to have some perspective. For most of his Spurs career he’s been shite.

      • Northern Spur 28/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

        Agreed Stevo. That’s why I’m just warming to him!

  • Goatboy333 28/11/2018 at 10:03 pm

    Evening gents.

    Sissoko is being lauded on here, and rightly so as it was a superb run. but let’s not forget Dele’s turn and lay off. World class.

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

      Too right. That’s Dele for you.

    • Fatty B 28/11/2018 at 10:07 pm

      Good evening GB.

      • Goatboy333 28/11/2018 at 10:12 pm

        Evening Fats. Barca safely through as group winners and they have a local derby against Espanyol 3 days before playing us.

        We might just do this.

        • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

          If they could rest their first XI it would be nice of them.

  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

    You got to have some perspective. For most of his Spurs career he’s been shite.

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:09 pm

      You have to have some perspective and look what’s current.

      • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:14 pm

        Look. We all want Sissoko to do well even me….yes even me. But some of you lot are getting excited because he has put in two or three performances that have been better than his usual dross. Tonight he helped make a goal and the rest of his stuff was reasonably solid. That’s all. You are punting for the underdog….

        • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:15 pm

          You got it wrong Strevo
          With his work we are now still in the CL

          • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:18 pm

            You can’t even get my name right. I thought Winks played great. Better than Sissoko.

  • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:06 pm

    SeattleSpursGuy
    I can’t think of any player that has had such a reversal of fortune in such a short time as Sissy. It’s really remarkable.

    Sissoko has shown with this new confidence he can be as good as anyone in the role. He could regress or he could get better but he has been one of our best over the past few weeks.the move for the goal was great.. He layed it off beautifully and Dele flicked it on well and Eriksen did the Greaves bit.

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:08 pm

      “Flicked it on well” – that was absolute class Ron.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 10:10 pm

        The work of a maestro.

      • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:10 pm

        Yes it was cool.. He wasn’t so good in the game mind you. But he was masterful against the Chavs

    • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 10:09 pm

      Kind of mad that he was stuck out on the wing for most of his time at Spurs.

      • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:11 pm

        There was no spot for him with Dembele Wanyama and Dier

      • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:12 pm

        And he lacked confidence big time

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 10:13 pm

    Sissy is running away with the vote for MotM.

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:15 pm

      Are you serious?

      • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

        Check the official page. He’s at 66%

        • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:19 pm

          It’s the sympathy \ underdog vote.

        • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 10:19 pm

          Well deserved in my opinion.
          He broke up their couter attacking. He covered a few Winksie errors and he got most of our best attacks underway.
          That’s quite a run of MotM performances, not just a fluke or lucky streak

          • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:21 pm

            Oh no! looks like I’m on my own. I’m not disputing the Sissoko is playing better (took long enough) but not to the extent of the adulation he is getting now.

            • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:22 pm

              You are bringing baggage Stevo
              Sissoko has gone beyond his

            • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:22 pm

              Gotta see the performance for what it is

              • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

                ha ha you don’t read what I post do you Ron?

            • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

              There is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repenteth…
              I think it’s good to see he can at last make a valuable contribution. We are in multiple transitions, at least he is providing decent cover (at last) in midfield as Dembele and Wanyama fade out and we need to rejig the team.

              • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:26 pm

                His tackling too is fantastic
                He is tough as nails

            • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

              He has great power and now more confident on the ball and passing getting much better but he moves the ball really well like an express train moving into the final third it’s one of the things that we lack

              • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:26 pm

                Do you think he is better than Holtby now Ron? C’mon on your Holtby-ometer where does he rank?

                • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:31 pm

                  Clutching at straws aren’t you Stevo?
                  Maybe grow up

                  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:35 pm

                    C’mon Ron – that is a nasty comment. Apology please?

          • Goatboy333 28/11/2018 at 10:27 pm

            Agreed. He adds another attacking element in a way Dembele never could or will.

            • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:29 pm

              I agree with that and I was a fan of Dembele he just couldn’t really add to the attack

      • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

        Who was?

        Kane?
        Dele?
        Moura?
        Winks?

        Who?

  • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

    Boring five all draw at Villa Park tonight.

    • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:20 pm

      Can’t they defend?

      • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:20 pm

        I don’t think they can

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:20 pm

      4 goals by Abraham he isa great player
      Chavs own him

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 10:23 pm

    Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial

    📊 Who was your @eToro Man of the Match this evening?

    4% Toby
    22% Christian
    6% Harry
    68% Moussa

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:28 pm

      No Winks….What were they watching?

      • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:31 pm

        This is relief statistics.

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

      I thought Vertonghen was great too

      • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 10:40 pm

        Yep. Captain after Kane for me. His technical ability is superb.

        • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:56 pm

          Verts captain for me only for his position
          I’m not big on striker captains

          • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:30 pm

            Ya. Just for what he is.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

    “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, who needs Bale when you’ve got Sissoko?”

  • Goatboy333 28/11/2018 at 10:26 pm

    They’ll certainly rest a few, and Suarez maybe injured?

    I’m very good at clutching at straws .

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:27 pm

      Our system if played we could neutralize Barça.
      Its what’s happening these days with the pressing etc

      • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

        You struggle to press a team like Barca. It’s high risk, if they play through the press they’ll overrun the last line of defence.

        • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:32 pm

          You have to give them no space

          • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:37 pm

            eh Clutching at straws aren’t you Stevo?
            Maybe grow up

            • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:38 pm

              I think that deserves an apology Ron….

              • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:38 pm

                Are you there Ron?

                • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:52 pm

                  I’m here Stevo
                  I don’t have a problem with what I said

                  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:54 pm

                    Well I have a problem with what you said 🙂

                • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:55 pm

                  Infact I think you have it all wrong with Sissoko and you are seeing the reaction about the reality if the way he actually played not your historical perspective projecting onto the current games

                  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:57 pm

                    I’m talking about your “grow up” comment Ron.

                    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 10:58 pm

                      The Holtby dig was unnessessary

                    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:01 pm

                      ha ha banter not your thing? And get personal when you can’t take it. You did that to me once before.

                    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 11:06 pm

                      I was letting you know how wrong you were about Sissoko that’s all

        • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 10:38 pm

          Barca won’t be too bothered about Spurs. Hahahaha

  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

    Anyway – time to relax. Having a glass of milk and some chocolate digestives.

    • Spursy 28/11/2018 at 10:41 pm

      Ideal post-win nosh, fella.

  • Spursy 28/11/2018 at 10:40 pm

    Inter defended and played for a draw. Our goal was a really cool one from all three players. The Inter defenders looked like, ‘Oh no, we left the back door open.’
    Good win for us.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 10:41 pm

      Sissy smashed their front door open first.

      • Spursy 28/11/2018 at 11:20 pm

        He sure did, Nutty!

  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 10:43 pm

    Spurs live to fight again. Pure drama, I hope it’s appreciated by the media dummies.

  • Northern Spur 28/11/2018 at 10:46 pm

    Simply, we have a cup final to win on 11 Dec. We’ll be up for it; will Barça see it the same way? I hope not!

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:55 pm

      Anyone meeting up in London for that? I think someone mentioned it.

      • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 10:59 pm

        Yes there is a meet at a pub in Liverpool Street. Food laid on.

        • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:03 pm

          What time are people getting there? I’m a bit interested to meet you good fellows. It’s an expensive day out for me though. 🙁

          • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:07 pm

            It’s booked from 6pm and hoping that people will get there early so we can chat, eat, drink, be merry then watch Spurs turn Barça over.

            • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

              Could book it earlier if people want to meet earlier but I probs won’t make it before then

            • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

              Cool -sounds good. Who’s confirmed? How about my mate Ronwol?

              • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 11:10 pm

                That’s what I mean

              • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

                The North American , Aussie, Kiwi and HK contingent will be greatly missed.

  • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 10:58 pm

    Poor old Sexy Beast with flights tickets and hotel all booked for the Barca game and now can’t go.
    So sad
    So sorry for you.

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 10:59 pm

      Yes, life is tough. I wish him all the best.

    • Sexy Beast 28/11/2018 at 11:05 pm

      Life goes on, perhaps i can get to Liverpool st

      • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

        C’mon mate!

      • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:09 pm

        How far do you have to travel?

        • Sexy Beast 28/11/2018 at 11:14 pm

          Banstead/Epsom Downs

        • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:17 pm

          I’m travelling by bus

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:19 pm

          280 fakky miles, there and back. Luv it!

          • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:31 pm

            Really?

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:40 pm

              Well, I love the arrivals, not necessarily the journeys, but the 560 mile round trip is accurate.

  • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:04 pm

    Frontwheel2

    HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH,we won

    • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:04 pm

      We did. And deservedly too.

  • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:05 pm

    Can someone confirm that if we match (or better) Inter’s result vs PSV, we’ll go through?

    • Sexy Beast 28/11/2018 at 11:06 pm

      Match the Inter result and we are through.

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

      I can.

      • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:06 pm

        Inter need to better Tottenham’s result at the Nou Camp when they host PSV Eindhoven (11 December, 20:00 GMT). -BBC

        • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:07 pm

          Hmm…that is the BBC though.

    • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:09 pm

      Gents, does that mean in terms of goals scored too, or just the points?

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

        Goals scored doesn’t matter now cos we’re ahead of Inter on the head-to-head.

      • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

        All I know is Sissokos gonna score a brace

      • UnkleTaff 28/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

        Just the points. We have the better head-to-head results (by virtue of our away goal) so if we finish level on points we qualify and not them.

        • Flat Oeuf 28/11/2018 at 11:13 pm

          Schweet. I’m glad Cas and I screamed at the team to get forward in the last 5 mins thinking we’d needed 2 clear goals against them to get in that position.

          • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:14 pm

            That’s what Spurts thought

            • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:16 pm

              No. That was the ladies in red.

      • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

        It is what it is. I don’t think goals comes into it now.

        • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:12 pm

          Unless Barca score ‘em

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/11/2018 at 11:09 pm

  • Sexy Beast 28/11/2018 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve just watched the highlights of PSV Barca and PSV hit the post twice and the crossbar once, if they turn up at Inter they will give em a game.

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:20 pm

    Here it is: Milan will beat PSV 4-0 and we will beat Barca 1-0.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:22 pm

      • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:23 pm

        And so it shall be done . Hummmmmm. No Sissoko, Sissoko , just wait Barca will e offering £100M for him after this one.

        • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:25 pm

          You can stick ya ya up your arse , you can stick yaya up your arse
          Cause we’ve got Sissoko up your arse

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:21 pm

    We’ve paid back Milan now. That’s it . Barca’s turn

  • Spursy 28/11/2018 at 11:23 pm

    Did you notice Toby’s glee at the final whistle?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:25 pm

      He was pumped with his mate, Jan. Defensive rocks.

    • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 11:55 pm

      Yes. It was good to see.
      What a great pair he and Jan are. We are lucky have them.

  • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 11:24 pm

    Toby, Jan, and Eriksen are Yids. They are warriors. They need new deals. They need to stay.

  • stevo1987 28/11/2018 at 11:33 pm

    Anyone think Harry Winks had a good game?

    • Merrance 28/11/2018 at 11:35 pm

      Moi

    • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 11:37 pm

      This cowboy.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

      Sissoko.

    • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 11:47 pm

      Yes. Mostly solid and positive. Good long range shot hit the bar was a nice highlight.
      He looked good but I think it was right to swap him out for Dier near the end.
      I think all our boys looked good though some better than others.

  • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:37 pm

    All played their part. Winks as usual full of energy and pushed forward , was so unlucky hitting the bar. Davies played really well too. For me Hugo, Toby , Verts , Moura and Sissoko were standouts.

    • Ronwol196061 28/11/2018 at 11:43 pm

      He is a very a confident kid
      Moved the ball up well and pushed up late in the game

      • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:46 pm

        We should have had a penalty, that was a foul on Moura but if Winky had stuck that in, I reckon Milan would have got battered. Winks is underrated for sure but tonight is Sissokos.

        • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:47 pm

          I doubt the arse fancy taking him on Sunday 🤣

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:21 am

          I agree re Sissoko. With Winks he is very reliable and gets better in increments. So I think he will work out. We have a lot of flashier talented players but a team needs steady players too and Winks is

  • Sexy Beast 28/11/2018 at 11:38 pm

    Moussa Sissoultrain does it for me!

  • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

    I also thought Ben Davies was solid tonight. A good display both defensively and attacking

    • AntSpurs 28/11/2018 at 11:51 pm

      Yeah he’s hugely underrated. I was chatting to a Pool fanatic last week and he loves Davies. Puts himself on the line always. His crossing let’s him down (mostly) but he can play.

      • Matt 28/11/2018 at 11:55 pm

        You need players like Davies. Professional, durable and 110% for the team. Our defensive record over the past few years would have been a lot poorer without him!

        • Shelfy 28/11/2018 at 11:57 pm

          I agree. I am glad Rose made it to the bench. He may be able to give Davies a well deserved rest for some of the upcoming games.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:19 am

            I like Rose.He has been injured a few times but is still a very strong player.His timing was off for a while and was coming back when he got injured again. Davies must have got wind as he has upped his game the last 2 matches

  • Matt 28/11/2018 at 11:53 pm

    Set up for a stonker against Barcelona. This is what CL is all about. Watched it in a sport bar in Vegas with a few of our USA Spurs supporting brethren! 😀 🇺🇸

    • HD 🇺🇸 28/11/2018 at 11:57 pm

      Nice. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:27 am

        Ramon Vega (s)

        • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:39 am

          Suzanne Vega sings ‘Luka’ Modric.

  • Chauvelin 28/11/2018 at 11:54 pm

    BT Highlights:

    • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:03 am

      Interesting that the goal was foreshadowed by a very similar move in the 30th minute. Sissoko broke and drove up the right side passing square to Dele who flicked it to Moura on his left. That one was close.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:17 am

        Sissokos running carries so much power when he can control the ball that it draws defenders as his runs are threatening. It loosens them up. Before he was doing that too but he wasnt as confident with the pass,he is much more in control now

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:24 am

    The game against the Chavs we dominated and were dymanic,in this one we were more conservative and more controlled and controlled the game in the play.I think we physically dominated both games. We just had more open opportunities for the Chavs game. Son and Eriksen changed the dynamic enough to open the game up for us more.

    • HD 🇺🇸 29/11/2018 at 12:33 am

      For me, for them to succeed against a resolute Serie A defense, when all Inter needed was a draw, was a very big statement.

      • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:41 am

        Yep, I didn’t think we’d unlock the defence. It was tighter than an Italian waiter’s trousers.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:54 am

          One thing about Son and that is he has no problem going for goal. Some of the others get tongue tied at times but Sons influence in showing to way to fight through (and Sissokos) really helped along with Eriksens deft running

          • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:59 am

            Just point Son at the goal and he’s off. He brings directness. I think it’s fair that we’ve done far too much sideways passing at times this season. This was the disease that killed Wenger’s teams, constantly trying to pass the ball into the goal.

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:00 am

              100%

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:52 am

        Yerp!

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 12:45 am

    Madrid and Dortmund got done. Juve caught a massive squeeze. 2 down in 10 mins to come back in their home patch and I saw the ref blowing early to save a riot. The Italians hate losing to the English especially in their home patch. Won’t get into the AC game beating them on their own patch. Joe Jordan didn’t flinch. He’d have battered Gattuso. My father told me (haven’t verified ) that Jordan lost his teef getting nutted whilst playing for Utd (my father was a Utd fan) and carried in playing missing his front teef. I was in Italy just after England qualifiying against ‘em and they hated us. Really. Amazing performance tonight again. What is it ? 6 wins 1 loss (v city) and they didn’t dominate us. We’re close. Liverpool battered us and still a draw was deserved – penalty awarded anyways. That was a 10 minute blast when Son came on. Tonight was a CL experienced team. We’re coming fast and Poch and Levy are the Maestros. The goodies DO NOT want a piece of this. It could be a massacre. Poch had one eye on this game coming. God help them when Wanyama is with Sissoko. Who’d have thunk it . COOYS

    • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:52 am

      Lost his front teeth as a youth playing for Leeds United. Very aggressive competitor.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:57 am

      One thing Sissoko did and that is with all the comments Tottenham wide about him and his problems he persisted and persisted. He has that fight even though he was probably battling his own demons. I applaud that.

      • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 1:00 am

        Have you seen his after match interview? He refers to his running power causing Inter problems.

        • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:06 am

          He wants it now, you see him calling the ball, directing where to put it. No one want to put their foot in when he’s coming. That tackle he made against Chelsea on Kovacic was everything. His will is superb and fully deserves his plaudits . He’s one of us

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:11 am

            I agree Ant.His tackling is brilliant and the one he did on Kovacic epitomizes his tackling

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:10 am

          Just saw it but thats obvious Chauve.Its what he has done consistently.What has changed is his mostly heads up passing. When before he wasnt as confident in that part.So now he brings the ball high up and most of his passes go to a man

  • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:48 am

    Well, if it’s a confidence game, then after tonight Arsenal should make sure their scoreboard can display double figures cos we’re gonna stuff ’em good and proper. We’re on a high.

    • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 12:50 am

      Yaaaaaay, if we play again ala Chelsea it will be a rugby score

      • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 12:54 am

        Coming back from injuries, Dembele, Son , Rose, Moura, Sanchez, Winks, Llorente et al on the bench. Weak …please
        🤣🤣🤣

        • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 12:54 am

          Our bench will do Arse all night long

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 12:58 am

            We first need to dominate then physically then put on the spin bowlers

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 12:48 am

    Fuck em. Spurs are avin it. A team to be proud of and Sissoko is the epitomy if it all. Fuck the doubters and let’s prove not now. Poch/Kane/ Eriksen eat al are going nowhere. It’s on. Pep will be shitting his pants seriously

    • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 12:55 am

      One game at a time tiger! Let’s smash Arsenal because they’ve got this crazy idea they can make top four. A good thrashing should help end that nonsense.

      • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:08 am

        Hehe Arse first. I might feel sorry for em

        • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 1:10 am

          Never. They’ve had their time, it’s our turn now.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:01 am

    9pm Vikings on tonite in an hour

  • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 1:02 am

    For Ronwol…

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:06 am

      Very Good decent bloke hard worker,fighter.Shows the way.He doesnt give up.

      • Chauvelin 29/11/2018 at 1:08 am

        And he never seems to get injured either. I loved how he swept Kovacic away, just ripped into him.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:03 am

    The last two games we have earned the wins.
    We have to earn the one against Arsenal too. Its about really being focused as we were in this and doing the job.I think we will and I think we are maturing and thats what Poch wants.Just do the business.

  • Caspurs 29/11/2018 at 1:05 am

    A debut bloeug to remember from Stevo coming soon, well tomorrow morning sometime. 👍

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:07 am

      No doubt it should be interesting,I hope its more honest than cynical

      • Caspurs 29/11/2018 at 1:11 am

        Now now Ron, let bygones be bygones.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:12 am

          Cas I have to tell you that I always have hope

          • Caspurs 29/11/2018 at 1:13 am

            I should hope so to.

          • Shelfy 29/11/2018 at 1:14 am

            It’s the hope that kills you

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:25 am

              Im looking forward to it. Hopefully its a real comprehension about our players and what they all bring to the table. Have a viewpoint and back it up with ideas and reality.This is always good and if you cant then be humorous.

            • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:35 am

              It’ll be alright in the end , if it’s not alright then it’s not the end. Never knew how to take that other than hope.

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:37 am

    It’s all Bollox 🤣

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:38 am

    Wait it’s not the end

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 29/11/2018 at 1:39 am

      Is it over….It is now

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:40 am

    Hahahaha

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:41 am

    Best team on the planet. Good times

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:41 am

    Nah levy got lucky 🤣🤣🤣

  • AntSpurs 29/11/2018 at 1:43 am

    If there is one thing to be true, apart from mathematics and Descartes , it’s you make your own luck .

  • Caspurs 29/11/2018 at 1:49 am

    tomorrow morning sometime, is now.
    https://flatoeuf.com/all-aboard-the-sissoul-train/

  • Flat Oeuf 29/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

    Fatty B

    I’m in bed.

    Again?

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