Shelfy’s Pre-Match Postulations

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Foxes and Chickens

Next stop the King Power where the Cockerels visit the Foxes; let’s hope our feathers don’t get ruffled.

I sometimes wonder if we Spurs fans would have a soft(er) spot for LCFC’s title winning team if it hadn’t been our boys doing the chasing? Would we take heart that perhaps one day we too could overcome the odds? That they pushed and pulled and generally cheated their way to the title would probably be all forgiven if it had been Arsenal that had stumbled at the last minute rather than us (not that we really stumbled until it was all over). To be fair it was due to Leicester that we were entertained by the game now known as the Battle of the Bridge. I imagine were it not for chasing them, that game would have been a tame affair and would be long since forgotten.

Back to the present day and LCFC have had a run of draws recently: Burnley, Brighton, Southampton and Fulham, punctuated by a 2 – 0 win against Watford. Their fans will will no doubt taunt ours with chants of ‘Tottenham Hotspur we’re waiting for you’ a little reminder and some salt in the old wound.

Our boys on the other hand have had a terrible run of form and it looks like the wheels have fallen off and the world is about to end. Long ago in the distant past there were wins against Inter and Chelsea but fresh in the mind is the horror show at the library. Even the ritual sacrificing of the Saints wasn’t enough to placate the naysayers especially as the victims had the temerity to mount a bit of a fight back even after all hope had been lost.

More “woe is us material” as injuries are mounting up, somehow proving how terrible our owner was not buying any new players last summer. The sick room is full to overflowing, when was it ever any different? The defense is sparsely manned, my goodness how we are missing young Davinson, and so with Juan Foyth being injured we might have to play Toby and Jan despite having a potentially season defining game a few days later against the giants from Spain.
At least the Foxes own talisman, Jamie Vardy, is also out but nevertheless they always offer a counterattacking threat. I can’t see us keeping a clean sheet so hopefully we will simply outscore them. Wouldn’t it be nice to go three nil up early in the second half and be able to coast through the rest of the game…. perhaps not!

Finally don’t forget the unusual kick off time, quarter of an hour early for some reason.

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!

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Syd
Syd
2 years ago

All this talk of a Barca B team….pffftt, we can only beat who they put on the paddock. There were quite a few regular (or rotation) Barca players and when they felt they needed to they brought on God and Busquets both of which where kept quiet.
In my heart I have watched this twice now and have no doubt we could have won that game 5 – 2.
Our one – two’s, our running, a couple of bad defensive errors aside we were very very strong and composed.
Don’t gt me wrong I like KWP but he is way too far up the pitch leaving a huge gap in our right side midfield defence. He has a bit to learn but I am sure he will.
Sissoko, my goodnes the guy has a V12 engine with an endless fuel tank. He is almost the first name of the team sheet these days.
Just play him in the middle and tell him to ‘run around abit’.
Love this club!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Enjoy it guys…. we deserve it

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Great performance all round. Sissoko made a great fist of playing RB. If only he wasn’t so valuable in midfield we could give him a run there for a few games 😀

MiT
MiT
2 years ago

Greetings, all 🙂

Very nice result. Barca has not lost a CL home match in 29 straight tries. If anyone thought they were playing for nothing, think again.

I am going to agree with Syd in that KWP does consistently get caught out of position due to still adjusting his timing to the pace and skill at the first team level. I also fully agree with all those who say that he will settle in just fine. Lot of heart in that little frame.

PSG are the side I hope Spurs avoid in the draw. Neymar up against a depleted Spurs right side is not a pleasant prospect. Even if Aurier is healthy, PSG will know by experience exactly how to make him see Red.

Porto would be ok, as would be the winner of Bayern/Ajax. Whomever the draw, it’s always possible.

Again, great evening, and very glad several got to expwrience it together.

COYS

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Ok a quid

Syd
Syd
2 years ago
Reply to  AntSpurs

Im in such a good mood Ant, I’ll wager a fifty if I can find someone that will take it

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

PL FA and CL is 2000/1. Worth a tenner.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Wonder what the odds are on a quadruple ?

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

Poch is dead wrong about one thing. He said no one thought we could qualify after getting only one point from the first three games!
Well I distinctly remember on 6th November telling Flatty we were still going to qualify even after going 1 nil down in the fourth game.

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