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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Spursy
Spursy
2 years ago

We did it!!!
What a great fight. Disciplined, tough and that moment of calm to equalise.
Loved it. COYS!

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Spursy

They kept fighting and never let up their pace once.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

Never felt so good after a draw, highlights will be great.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

That was not Barca B team especially at the end.
So Luis the biter was injured but look out our injury list!
We were the better team.
So pleased that after a “Ropey” start we’re still in the CL.
Bring it on!

Frontwheel2
Frontwheel2
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

Amen

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

I love this football club.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

Put the poster up, the only place in London to watch the champions league 😁😁😁😁

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

Yes, just what I thought. Anyone have the twitter handle of the Gooner who complained?

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

Champions league knock out. Get it right ☺

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago

The better team, er, drew.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

A moral victory ✌️

Syd
Syd
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

That doesn’t to clarify anything….;)

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

Heroes. Rose looked close to his best.
Sissoko looked powerful.

So pleased for KWP. So, so pleased for his mental health.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

That tackle he put in second half will have helped too.

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Wasdanspurs

It stopped an almost certain goal.

Early nerves aside I thought he had a decent game. No argument with the substitution as we were a goal down and needed to score.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

And he was on a yellow. You can never be sure about an unwarranted second yellow. He’ll come good, as you said he threw himself at that block.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

Yes and the yellow made it a smart move. His mistake was less clear cut than lloris against Barcelona at Wembley or tripps against city. Hopefully he’ll get over it straight away. Always a danger being last man in a ball playing team

Syd
Syd
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

He needs to knuckle down and work hard. I think he needs a lot more coaching re his positioning…it is woeful. But if anyone can bring him on, we have the manager to do it.
I am gob smacked about this Sissy transformation

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

There’s nothing wrong with his positioning. Both he and Rose were clearly asked to push high up with Sissoko, Winks and the central defenders covering when they were in advanced positions.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

He just had one moment of miscontrol against a very fast top class player.

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

Dembele still had an awful lot to do even after the mistake. It was a cracking goal, to be fair.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

Yes. That’s partly my point. Great goal by a great player.
KWP did ok after that however I must say I was impressed by the power that Sissoko brought to the position. That strength and maturity has been missing since Walker left
Ok maturity is pushing it🙄

Syd
Syd
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

Ok, watching a different game then

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

Rose, Sissoko brilliant….Great stuff Pochettino. I think our manager is growing into this gig quite nicely now. I forgotten all about the Arse game….phew

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

So we get a group winner next, can’t draw Barca or any English team I believe.

Frontwheel2
Frontwheel2
2 years ago

HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH,we faking drew,and so did the eye ties

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel2

Whodavthunkit?

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Hartley

You did, I did.

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

‘Tis true.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

You would be hard pressed to find a miserable Spurs supporter tonight. But there again…..

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  DAVID

Hmmm, I know where to look.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago
Reply to  DAVID

Dillenberg maybe?

Frontwheel2
Frontwheel2
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

heheh

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

👍🏼

Syd
Syd
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

That’s a start and you are close

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

yes. Yes YES

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

No Ropey, thank fack!

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago

We qualify

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

Job done.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

Inter still playing.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago
Reply to  DAVID

Not now!

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

Psv my second favourite team

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

Wecare in

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

Whoever taught Sissy to pass to a white shirt has really turned his game around recently.

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

So proud!

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago

A good point that!

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

COYS !

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  Hartley

Ditto

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

Messi also loves spurs

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

Sissoko too, what a geezer

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

Sign him

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

Mygoodness Win Lose or Draw I’m really glad I support Tottenham Hotspurs

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

Taking years off our lives.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

Abserbloodylutely. The Spaniards will be saying ‘ who eees this Tottinghams ‘

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

4 more minutes is a gift to Barca.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

4 minutes injury time in both games

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

That was absolutely fucked but rose has had a brilliant game

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

This ^

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

Superb game

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  Syd

He frustrates the shit out of me. Plays a blinder then at the vital moment, fucks up. That goal against the Scum was probably a miskick!

Northern Spur
Northern Spur
2 years ago

Where’s the defribulator?

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago

Rose. You big dumb twat.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago
Reply to  Sniper

FFS EMOJI!

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago
Reply to  Sniper

Pass from Kane was something else

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

Rose gets brain cell overload at the final moments

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Like watching Brazil

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  AntSpurs

So do I

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

Rose !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Syd
Syd
2 years ago

I must say posh has his changes fantastic this game and spot on

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

What an amazing game this has become, attack versus defence.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Alll on the goal line

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

Lucas “no end product” Moura

merrance
merrance
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

waste of space

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

Lamela to Kane, great cross, Moura in 👍

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago

Defend like defending feckers.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Let’s win the fucker

Sniper
Sniper
2 years ago

Get in.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago

Come on

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

Yes

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

OMG WE SCORED. I THINK I’M GOING TO CRY!

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Yeeeeeeaaaaah

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

Fucking brilliant

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

GET IN !

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

Woah. No central defensive midfielder left. Hung ho or wht

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago

Blimey. Lorente

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Wasdanspurs

I thought Winks was excellent.

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago
Reply to  Wasdanspurs

He’s our joker.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago

We look very calm as if we believe but I think we will need to win now Inter are level.

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Wasdanspurs

If Inter draw, we need to.

Wasdanspurs
Wasdanspurs
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

I mean I think inter will now win. Hope I’m wrong.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

Harry has to pop up. It’s written

DAVID
DAVID
2 years ago

So many chances missed, so many times we choose the wrong final ball or play it poorly, bloody frustrating.