So, what is the answer to life, the universe, and everything Hotspurs?

 

I posted previously that I, as have others would not object to seeing either Tripps or Davies, or even both being replaced, and as controversial as it sounds, even Rose. My mad ramblings was initially going to be a more considered response to my previous thoughts about our fullback situation, and as such was intended to be just another comment on the last bloeug.

Not anymore. Mwahaha…

We have a very good team who on their day can beat anyone, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. We are now regularly competing at the highest level, and in doing so our expectation as fans has been raised accordingly. The majority of our squad has been together for several years now, and in that time they have provided great memories and taken us on a journey that I doubt any of us were expecting. In my opinion (the only one that counts..) the team needs freshening up, I understand the argument that the team are settled, this is very true but, it is possible to be too settled as well. New signings should not be viewed by the players as a negative, resulting in their positions in the team being threatened, quite the opposite, it can help foster new positive challenges for the squad, and something I believe our players would actually welcome. For me the challenge our club now faces is a difficult but not insurmountable one. Considering the level we are now competing at, does the squad really need a host of ‘very good’ players or is it time to focused our efforts on trying to sign one or two exceptional players.

So then, back to that old chestnut, our fullbacks: I’m not entirely sold on the virtues of Davies or Trippier, not because of the utd result (other results are available), on any other day we would have won that game by a considerable margin. Neither are blessed with pace which doesn’t help when playing a high line, Davies is the better defender, but offensively his contribution is negligible, Trippier on the other hand is better offensively (to a point), but is often found wanting when it comes to his defensive duties. The fullback positions in modern football are now more important than ever to how teams aim to create space and chances in the attacking third, ideally you would hope to have players proficient in both roles i.e. attack and defence, do Tripps and Davies tick those boxes? No not for me. These though are the fine margins we now have to consider, given the quality of the team as a whole.

Another vital position we are about to have a vacancy for is deep midfield. We are about to lose Dembele (sadly) who under Poch has been an exceptional player for us, I know some think he could have done better i.e. scoring goals but, his role in the team has been to act as the conduit between defence and attack. Dembele provided defensive cover when needed, and also a platform which allowed us to initiate our attack from a deep midfield position, that he has done over the years with aplomb. So where do we (the club) look next to fill that void, a very good player, or an exceptional player? For me it would be the latter, partly because it’s a vital position within the team, it also shows the players, the fans, and also other potential future signings that we really do have ambitions to compete at the highest level and win silverware. I appreciate we are not as wealthy as the other clubs we compete with, and I am not advocating a wholesale change in the clubs transfer policy to spend as they do, rather, I see it as a case of less is more, why buy 3 good players when one exceptional player may be all we need.

I may use the term ‘exceptional player’ but I’m not daft enough (yet) to think we can sign who ever we want, that is simply not the case. I do however believe we can and should be able to attract the best young talent, especially when we consider what we have in our favour, we compete at the highest level, have one of the best managers around, and who’s reputation is based partly on giving young players a chance. I am aware that we have to be mindful of certain constraints such as the quota on foreign players, and yes we have a very good academy (which I think is great), but if the chance arises to sign the odd exceptional foreign player, then I say go ferret,

So does the idea of signing top young talent really stack up when we have a giant Lilywhite elephant to pay for? With the cost of the new stadium it goes without saying the club is going to have to be financially prudent, spending vast sums of money on players is not an option, but as far as I can ascertain it is not the ‘financial’ the millstone around the clubs neck that everyone purports it to be. As it stands the debt is I believe currently around £550m, with an interest rate on that debt at 2.5 – 3%, so that equates to about half an hour with FoF on a Friday night, or roughly £15-20m per annum. I do not believe this figure is prohibitive to the club signing players, definitely not, but what will be a key factor in how the club moves forward financially, is that it will need to remain financially healthy for the next 5 years in order to be in a favourable position to refinance the debt at that point. Do I think these financial constraints should hold us back? No. The money available nowadays compared to when Arsenal built their little oddity are vastly different. What we have to do is box clever, cleverer than all the rest, and that is something I’m absolutely sure we can do.

The End.

Other notable publications by this author include:                                                         Five go mad in Broadmoor

 

Comments
  • SeattleSpursGuy 16/01/2019 at 5:38 pm

    Caspurs
    It’s a tad late bud, Korea won 2-0.

    Sounds like Son was well involved. Won the penalty converted by Hwang and put in the assist for the other.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 16/01/2019 at 6:00 pm

    If we’re up by a couple of goals, I wouldn’t object to giving Parrot 25 mins on Sun. Likes of Owen & Rooney made early starts, only one way to find out if he can cut it… Wouldn’t object to us making a cheeky bid for Iheanacho either.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 6:16 pm

      Both Owen and Rooney burned out in their mid twenties. They limped on till their thirties, but I think they should have been protected and coached carefully in their early years to fulfill their potential.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 16/01/2019 at 6:17 pm

    Possible good news. BBC reporter James Burford says:

    Good news for @SpursOfficial fans. I’ve just spoken to Mauricio Pochettino, and @MoussaSissoko’s injury is not too serious – a small problem with a muscle near the groin.
    Poch said they will assess him, and that the Fulham game may come just a bit too soon. But he’s expected to be involved thereafter.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 6:19 pm

      Brilliant. I’d reserve him for the Chelsea return game though, no need to play Burnley.

      • cavey 16/01/2019 at 7:12 pm

        Disagree Chauv, we need every point in the league and that semifinal at the fridge could sap enough energy to put us on a very bad run. I’d throw the Chelscum game and stay healthy for the Prem.

        • cavey 16/01/2019 at 7:16 pm

          New stadium next season-no CL Football = disaster.

        • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:26 pm

          Au contraire Cavey, I think deliberately throwing or disrespecting the cup game would be far more damaging to the psyche of the team. Losing can get to be a habit. Can’t switch habits on and off.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 6:22 pm

    I think the January window was only developed to be an anchor for News Now. Its not a real window as paneful as it is

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 6:23 pm

      Maybe we need to buy back Stephen Caulker

      • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 6:50 pm

        Caulker just loan himself out to Bgytrwxjk United.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 16/01/2019 at 6:44 pm

      You could call it a window pain.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 7:04 pm

        I wouldn’t be too crittalcal of that suggestion.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 16/01/2019 at 7:24 pm

          I think they need to ever rest.

  • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 6:57 pm

    Hello fellow rat-racers. Just finished today’s stint up the smoke.

    • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 7:08 pm

      Howdy doody oh Brexit prognosticator. What happens now?

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:29 pm

        Factually, if nothing can be agreed, when we reach March 29 we will simply leave the EU and be trading on WTO rules. Unless the EU allow for an extension of the timetable, that’s down to the other 27 countries.

      • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:36 pm

        I’m going to cat some prognosties.

    • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 7:28 pm

      I see May just survived a vote of confidence, narrowly. Is that a good thing?

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:33 pm

        HD, it’s just a thing. It was expected that the Conservatives voted to save their jobs. What will likely happen is that the opposition will have several votes of confidence in the coming weeks to wear them down. That’s how Thatcher ground down PM Callaghan in 1978/79.

      • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:35 pm

        Haha. That all depends on your starting position. Personally, I think it’s all one huge trick with smoke and mirrors. May is the patsy chosen to play out the farce until the will/patience/wish of the British people is sufficiently ‘corrected’ to guarantee we remain.

        • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:41 pm

          Hmm. The British are famously bloody-minded. I’d expect another Leave win.

          • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:42 pm

            Plus Putin’s army of merry hackers will be helping Leave.

          • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:47 pm

            I sympathise with both sentiments. Howver, the EU have form with this sort of thing. If/when there is a rerun it will be rerun when the EU and its allies in the UK are confident of a win. It’s all a deception.

            • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:49 pm

              *reran

              • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 7:50 pm

                I ran this morning for 45 minutes. Does that count?

                • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:55 pm

                  Did you?! There’s life in the Horn Dawg yet.

                  • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 8:00 pm

                    Actually it was 45 minutes on an elliptical machine, at level 10 with a severe incline. Watched porn on my phone to divert my attention and not feel the pain. 😂

                    • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:47 pm

                      I’m surprised you had enough blood to keep the other bits moving.

        • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 7:45 pm

          Isn’t this Corbyn character a socialist?

          • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:47 pm

            He’s a definite Red.

            • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:49 pm

              Unilateral nuclear disarmament, horse and carts to replace combustion engines, the full Monty.

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 7:47 pm

            With a huge vat of champagne in tow.

            • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:49 pm

              Rubbish! Home made parsnip wine maybe.

            • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 7:49 pm

              Why can’t your government be civil and uncomplicated? Like ours. 😬

              • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:51 pm

                I’m going to sort it out with several hundred barrels of gunpowder on November 5th.

          • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:52 pm

            Corbyn will NEVER be PM. NEVER.

            • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:54 pm

              I love it.

              You’re putting your reputation on the line.

              Watch this space.

            • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:55 pm

              Corbyn would never lead the Labour Party either.

              • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:59 pm

                Oh, that one is easy to accept. Although, he’s hardly the leader of the Labour Party. He’s given a few whack-jobs some false hope but thankfully we Brits aren’t all whackos.

                • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:01 pm

                  I am. Vive la revolution!

                • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:01 pm

                  I’m not saying you’re a whack-job. Or are you?

  • SeattleSpursGuy 16/01/2019 at 7:10 pm

    According to the ES, Tottenham do not plan to take action against Serge Aurier after the defender missed the defeat by Man Utd following his arrest on suspicion of assault. A club spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident concerning Serge Aurier this weekend. The player was released without charge.”

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 7:34 pm

    THFC:

    “Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL)’s planning application for a variation on the 51,000 cap at Wembley Stadium – as a contingency measure in the event we require them – to host five domestic fixtures at a capped capacity of 62,000 and any additional Champions League home fixtures at the full 90,000 capacity was approved by Brent Council’s Planning Committee tonight.

    Premier League home games that we have already announced ticketing details for (Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City) will remain capped at 51,000.”

  • SeattleSpursGuy 16/01/2019 at 7:35 pm

    Just announced by the club: Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL)’s planning application for a variation on the 51,000 cap at Wembley Stadium – as a contingency measure in the event we require them – to host five domestic fixtures at a capped capacity of 62,000 and any additional Champions League home fixtures at the full 90,000 capacity was approved by Brent Council’s Planning Committee tonight.

    Premier League home games that we have already announced ticketing details for (Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City) will remain capped at 51,000.

    • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:12 pm

      Wait a minute, are SSG and Nut the same person?

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 8:14 pm

        If/when I meet him, I’ll let you know.

        • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:34 pm

          Now I think about it you do look very similar, except for the several feet difference in height. I suspect one of em woz using stilts.

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 8:41 pm

            You’re not confusing us with PornDog are you?

            • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:49 pm

              No, I don’t believe so, they weren’t constantly watching porn on their phone.

              • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 8:54 pm

                You all know that is bogus. After all I am not a West Ham supporter.

  • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 7:38 pm

    News just in …
    Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL)’s planning application for a variation on the 51,000 cap at Wembley Stadium – as a contingency measure in the event we require them – to host five domestic fixtures at a capped capacity of 62,000 and any additional Champions League home fixtures at the full 90,000 capacity was approved by Brent Council’s Planning Committee tonight.

    Premier League home games that we have already announced ticketing details for (Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City) will remain capped at 51,000.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:46 pm

      Any news on our capacity for forthcoming matches?

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 7:54 pm

        I can’t see the capacity going up.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 16/01/2019 at 7:44 pm

    So, this is confusing. Do MPs have confidence in May or nah?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 7:52 pm

      It depends who you ask.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:52 pm

      That should read: Turkeys reject Christmas.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 7:57 pm

    You know how they said more female MPs would make Parliament more grown up? I’ve just watched Amber Rudd and a Labour harridan screeching at each other on BBC 2.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:14 pm

    For the benefit of our American cousins, it may help you to comprehend our Brexit nonsense by knowing two ridiculous facts.
    1) Theresa May didn’t want to leave the EU but finds herself tasked with doing it, somehow.
    2) Jeremy Corbyn didn’t want to stay in the EU (he’s been an opponent all his political life) but finds himself tasked with leading a pro European party who do.
    Both are living a lie.

    • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 8:21 pm

      I remain confused since politicians don’t lie. 😁

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:30 pm

        One of our ancient and clearly absurd customs in Parliament, is that you can’t accuse someone of being a liar. The strongest you can say is ‘inadvertently making misleading statements’, in other words lying through their teeth in normal speak.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 8:31 pm

          “Terminological inexactitude”

          • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:36 pm

            Most assuredly.

      • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:41 pm

        Sleeping Dawgs do. Ooh. Dogs’ do.

  • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:22 pm

    So May survives..

    • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:29 pm

      Yet another pointless motion from comrade Corbyn

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:39 pm

        That’s Boris if he forgets to bath in the blood of a virgin.

        • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:44 pm

          You’re mistaken Chauv, this is blathering Boris..

          • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:53 pm

            Crikey!

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:23 pm

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/transfer-news-today-tottenham-enter-13865756

    Tremendous piece of journalism from the Mirror, this time.

    Allegedly, Spurs are chasing Nabil Fekir because Harry Kane is injured, but face stiff competition from Liverpool.

    1) He isn’t a forward, he’s a CM I believe.
    2) Liverpool backed out for him last summer when Fekir failed his medical.

    Trash.

    • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 8:35 pm

      He is s bad fekir.

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:37 pm

        A very good player, but not back up to Kane. He’d be a Dembele replacement if he could pass a medical. Dunno what his problem is but we need sound players.

      • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:37 pm

        He’s a bad mother fek…
        Shut yo mouth!
        I’m talkin’ ’bout Nabil

  • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:49 pm

    Chauvelin
    I love it.
    You’re putting your reputation on the line.
    Watch this space.

    The Rock Island Line?

    • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:50 pm

      The Groove Line?

      • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:53 pm

        The Green Line?

        • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 8:53 pm

          The Bread Line?

          • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 8:55 pm

            The Conga Line?

            • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:58 pm

              White Lines?

              • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:02 pm

                Blowin’ thru my mind…

          • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 8:55 pm

            The Onedin Line?

            • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:00 pm

              The high-line.

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 8:59 pm

        The washing line.

        • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:01 pm

          The Crossed Line.

          • HD 🇺🇸 16/01/2019 at 9:05 pm

            I Walked the Line

            • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:11 pm

              To end of The Line?

  • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:07 pm

    It was on The Line, man.

  • Fatty B 16/01/2019 at 9:13 pm

    Well, that’s enough football jibber-jabber for me for one night. See y’all tomorrow.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 9:23 pm

      Night night.

  • Matt 16/01/2019 at 9:42 pm

    Just on he train catching up on footy. Is Sissoko out for a month, or a week? I’ve read both..?

  • Matt 16/01/2019 at 9:49 pm

    Corbyn refuses to talk to May unless she rules out a no deal. So she’ll unable to benefit from the sage advice that 2 E grade A levels brings. A country mourns.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:03 pm

      Unlike all those Tories who went to Eton and were allowed to use their text books in the exams.
      That’s why so many have top grades whilst appearing to be inbred congenital idiots.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:01 pm

    Oooer… Theresa May is about to make a statement on TV.

    BBC2. What’s up?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:03 pm

      Bit of a FACup on 1

      • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:05 pm

        Yep. May hasn’t committed self-immolation so switched the footie on.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:06 pm

          Not a bad game, all things considered.

          • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 10:07 pm

            I await the Derby winner.

          • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:07 pm

            Redmond ballsed that one up.

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:07 pm

              Very Spursy.

              • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:08 pm

                Sign him up!

              • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 10:09 pm

                Have we ever had a player with ‘red’ in their name i.e. Redmond? If so, who sanctioned that?!

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:10 pm

                  Danny Rose.

                • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:13 pm

                  FFS, how about Jamie Redknapp? Also a certain manager…

                  • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 10:15 pm

                    That explains why he’s such a w*nker.

                • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:20 pm

                  Does Freddie Kanoute count?

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 10:45 pm

                    Erik the Red

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:10 pm

    Redmond and Lucas Moura. Separated at birth?

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:11 pm

      Redmond looks so similar to Lucas it’s uncanny.

  • Matt 16/01/2019 at 10:19 pm

    there’s a bloke at my gym who looks so much like Lucas I did a double take.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:25 pm

      If you see one who looks like Aurier steer well clear.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:24 pm

    Redmond…

  • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 10:24 pm

    Tee hee.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:28 pm

      You got your winner.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:27 pm

    Ha ha.

  • Caspurs 16/01/2019 at 10:28 pm

    And there is my Derby winner.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:28 pm

    Giggle.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:29 pm

    Two up in both games. That’s gotta hurt.

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:31 pm

    I bet the FA already have Lampard down as an England manager.

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:37 pm

    I have one answer to the injury crisis:
    I stay out too late, got nothin’ in my brain
    That’s what people say, mmm hmm, that’s what people say, mmm hmm
    I go on too many dates, but I can’t make ’em stay
    At least that’s what people say mmm mmm, that’s what people say mmm mmm
    But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop moving
    It’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ gonna be alright

    Chorus and the important bit:

    ‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
    And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
    Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
    I shake it off, I shake it off

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:39 pm

    Give Llorente a go with Parrot a few cameos BOSH

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:40 pm

    If Troy’s upforrit of course . Why not ?

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:43 pm

      Kaziah Sterling is the guy training with the first team. Surely he gets first crack?

      • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:48 pm

        I thought Troy was too. Yeah either of the babes. As long as they can handle it. Works both ways . Could bang in a few with the quality around em, they’ll get chances loads of em the way we’re playing. Great opportunity to get em up for the new season.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 10:41 pm

    If we get knocked out of the CL we shouldnt vote leave,lets just stay

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 10:47 pm

    Remember Zocora,Malbranque,Chimbonda and other legends

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:49 pm

    What dya mean Ronnie ?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 10:51 pm

      Im afraid its random tonite,.I pull out words out of a hat on Wednesdays and lay them out there

      • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:56 pm

        Hahahaha. That’s why you’re the legend.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 11:00 pm

          Ant the vowels are a fckng problem,they cost double what consonants are. So I try to ct dwn on m

          • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 1:01 am

            Ok I’ll take a couple of P’s and Q’s.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 16/01/2019 at 10:50 pm

    Caspurs

    Have we ever had a player with ‘red’ in their name i.e. Redmond? If so, who sanctioned that?!

    There was a Jack Reddish.

    • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 10:55 pm

      Orange? Pink?

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:51 pm

    Sergei Redbrov

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:52 pm

    I liked Freddie Kanoute, nice one Chauvs 🤣

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:53 pm

    Teddy Shreddienam

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 10:54 pm

    Fred Channell played for Northfleet and Tottenham

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:57 pm

    Blue is more difficult

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 11:02 pm

      Bluebertov

      • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 11:06 pm

        Younes Kablue

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:58 pm

    Danny Blueflower…that’s all I got

  • AntSpurs 16/01/2019 at 10:59 pm

    Redrey King

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 11:01 pm

    Wayne Rougeledge

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/01/2019 at 11:07 pm

    Ronnie Redrosenthal

  • Chauvelin 16/01/2019 at 11:37 pm

    Terry Venablues.

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:04 am

      That took me a while.

  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:06 am

    Arghh!

    AlfRED Ramsey.

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:23 am

    Yaaaay wiiiiner 🙌🙌🙌

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:24 am

    Always the last place you look 🤣

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:26 am

    Freddie ljunberg 😮

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 9:35 am

      🍅🍅

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:27 am

    Freddie Flintoff 💪🏿

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:28 am

    Ared Jones la la la laaaa

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 12:29 am

    Gred rusedski

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 1:04 am

    Finally got DLA today . Woo hoo things on the up . Got it arse over tit but now things are moving . Slowly slowly catchy minkey.

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 1:06 am

    For my son that is. Anyways very soon I will be making changes to the way things operate. Until then 🤣

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 1:10 am

    The schools are fucked. Put in a subject access request for sons school which has been received and not quite digested but let’s just say that it was more surprising than I thought/ we should have all been sectioned or imprisoned by now if true. But even if true there’s been no help nor sharing the funding they’ve been receiving to help on the smallest of ways. Planning the next move, maybe rash maybe not but I won’t have anyone else coming in blind to this school by the time I’m finished .

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 1:13 am

    I appreciated my son is one , but my closest are suffering the early stages of bullying , racism, discrimination which is equally being brushed under the carpet. Thank God for new GDPR rules as now you can ask for how reports are being documented earlier and nip it in the bud .

  • Syd 17/01/2019 at 3:18 am

    Could not agree more Cas. we are never going to win the League or anything in Europe with Trippier and Davies. Neither can run at or go around a player. teams know to attack those two when we are in our defensive third if they have the ball. At best they hope they can lay it off or hoof it down the park.
    Trips on his day is good but we sacrifice him being way forward and as such when he has the ball he has more time but still manages to hit the first defender way too often.
    Davies is simply not good enough for this team. He is a Hull type player.
    Two more exciting backs, fast, better controllers of the ball and better crossing.
    This is our greatest weakness aside from the Asian Cup.
    Love to see anautovic/wilson come to the club. I have always rated Marko and Wilson looks the goods.
    Two wing backs and a forward in the next two windows.

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 3:28 am

    Tripps and Davies are fine . Get back to bed

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 3:29 am

    Marko and Wilson ??? Fucking tennis players

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 3:32 am

    Hull type that’s bang out of order they said that about Dawson .

  • AntSpurs 17/01/2019 at 3:40 am

    You know I luv ya Sydney. Ok back in a jiffy

    • Syd 17/01/2019 at 11:35 am

      Yeah I know. But you’re sniffing glue if you think Davies and trippier are ok

  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 9:40 am

    ‘We have reached agreement with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.’

    Good luck Mousa. Hope it works out and you have fun.

    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 9:41 am

      They better have someone lined up or this is a dreadful move right now.

      • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 10:19 am

        I think we’ve sold a player not capable of playing in the PL anymore. Good for him, good business for us.
        We’ll have Sissoko and Dier back very soon. Against Fulham I expect us to play three at the back, KWP and Rose as wing backs, and Llorente, Dele and Lamela with Eriksen and Winks in CM/DM.

        • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 10:50 am

          Your probably right but he still could do a great job for 60/70 mins and then bring on Skippy, could be the difference between a 4th/5th place finish (worst case scenario). I still expect us to finish top four atm but the next 3/4 games are pivotal as is Sonny coming back and staying healthy until Kane returns. To many variables for my liking!

          • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 11:03 am

            Don’t get me wrong, we could do with a new midfielder but we first have to unburden the squad with overseas players. First one gone; next Vorm, Nkoudou, and Janssen.

            Might raise 25-30 million including Dembele’s 11m.

            Then another 15m should secure Grealish!

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 11:11 am

              I’d be amazed if we got rid of anyone else although not for the want of trying. Saw an article yesterday where Poch said he wasn’t too bothered about getting anyone in this month and that it would give academy players opportunities.

              • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 11:20 am

                I’ve been harbouring a faint hope that we might do a deal or two now, with those players remaining at the clubs until the summer. Doesn’t look like it’ll happen now, oh well.

                • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 11:27 am

                  What we need is a rousing speech from our leader:
                  We shall sign them on the beaches, we shall sign them on the landing grounds, we shall sign them in the fields and in the streets, we shall sign them in the hills…

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 11:34 am

                    I was thinking more along the lines of, we’re doomed I tell ya!

                    • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 11:46 am

                      Hmm, it’s not very catchy though.

              • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 11:57 am

                Three wages for players of no use? Must be costing 50k per week and any resale value shrinks with each window.

                • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 12:03 pm

                  I don’t think it’ll be for the want of trying just that Levy will probably want some return on the investment and January is notorious for slow interest.

                  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:08 pm

                    Guess so. Vorm will stay on but Nkoudou can do one. I think Janssen will be off.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 17/01/2019 at 10:57 am

    It’s gone all Lilywhite up in Toonville!

    Oh, and best wishes Moose. You were a beast for us for a time.

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 11:07 am

      Was reminded how he scored just three days after joining us. Then took nearly 7 years to score another 9. Something wasn’t right there for a player who was originally a forward.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 11:09 am

        He was aware and apparently said it was because he played so much street football in his yoof where the main object was to retain possession.

        • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:05 pm

          Wikipedia said in 2012 he was ranked the 91st best footballer in the world.

          🏆🎉🍾😂

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 11:07 am

      Neet a problem fo’ yee hard lads.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 17/01/2019 at 11:00 am

    Im a fifth Calumnist!
    Bring him on!

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:00 pm

      On loan?

      • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 12:04 pm

        With a buy clause in the summer….according to Sport.

  • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 12:04 pm

    Dembelend.

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:06 pm

      He’s gone Hartley. Time to move on and find another scapegoat.

    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 12:06 pm

      Harsh and unfair.

      • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 12:25 pm

        Dembele (possibly the most naturally gifted player at Spurs since Gazza, just lacked belief in his own ability most of the time)
        End (he’s gone)
        Dunno what’s harsh about that?

        • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 1:38 pm

          The bellend bit.

          • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 1:49 pm

            That’s how you read it and not how I wrote it, but I can see your point.

  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:11 pm

    I like Jeremy Corbyn but he’s being a dick. It’s impossible to ‘take no deal off the table’ because it is the default outcome if there is no agreement. You can’t legislate against it.

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:15 pm

      It’s like suggesting ‘taking darkness off the table’ whilst not agreeing whether to use candles, electricity or gas lighting.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 12:19 pm

      He’s a politician so the concept of liking him is alien to me.

      • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:22 pm

        He’s not your typical politician. Like the Emperor Claudius, he’s become leader against all the odds.

        • cavey 17/01/2019 at 12:25 pm

          He’s not fit to be in the position he is. Labour has been destroyed by him! Is there a real replacement?

          • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:27 pm

            Labour was destroyed by Blair. He turned them into soft Tories.

          • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:29 pm

            My bet would be Tom Watson will take over when MI5 pushes him under a bus. Long term it’s going to be Andy Burnham.

            • cavey 17/01/2019 at 12:33 pm

              I wouldn’t trust any of them, but then again what politician is trustworthy these days?

              • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:37 pm

                Dennis Skinner? What you see is what you get. An irrascible old git.

              • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 12:40 pm

                I stopped trusting them over 20 years ago, I haven’t voted since and try my best to make my own way through life without their requirement. In my opinion, these days most politicians go into politics with the best intentions and then realise that there is money and fame to be had and have it they do.

                • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:45 pm

                  Your choice, but like the planet earth, you can’t just jump off.

                  • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 12:48 pm

                    What you on about? The oeuf is flat and when you get to the edge you can do what you like .

                    • cavey 17/01/2019 at 12:55 pm

                      Fuck them in the face Harts!

                • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 12:47 pm

                  Spot on Harts.

                  • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 12:52 pm

                    I fank you.

                  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 1:08 pm

                    Amazing. You think not voting means there won’t be politicians? Who make decisions that affect you? Who take your inaction as compliance? ‘If they weren’t happy they could always vote me out. But they didn’t bother so they must be satisfied.’

                    • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 1:10 pm

                      I refuse to be responsible for putting in office a liar and a cheat, the only way I can implement this is by not voting for one.

                    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 1:14 pm

                      I’ll not say more. This is a footie blog.

                • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 1:09 pm

                  I know we agreed to limit political issues here but I have to chip in. I too do not trust politicians and have been this way for some time. I have however continued to vote. I have made good voting decisions and poor ones but they were mine. What so boils my blood, at this time, in my country, is the unfettered, unchecked, complete bias being spewed by the majority of our news media. Those jackasses should not be able to sway public opinion in the manner that they do. They are no longer news media, they are the opinion media.

                  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 1:10 pm

                    True words HD. I hear opinion and bias continually being passed off as news.

                    • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 1:12 pm

                      Laura Kuenssberg twists everything including her own face

                    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 1:15 pm

                      That woman wants to make herself the news, not report it.

                    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 1:18 pm

                      Yep she often twists my melons man.

                    • UnkleTaff 17/01/2019 at 1:19 pm

                      She’s no Liz Truss, that’s for sure.

                    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 2:10 pm

                      Laura Kuenssberg is one ugly leftist ho.

                    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 2:17 pm

                      She boils my piss.

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 1:24 pm

                    The hardest and I’d say almost impossible task is to actually identify what the truth is. We probably all like to think we can but the reality is that we take the truth as being that we fits in with our view of the world and ignore the stuff that doesn’t as being fake news. I’m no different, so I tend not to be too dogmatic about believing any of em.

                  • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:56 pm

                    It’s happening both left and right. But there was always a bias press for one side on another.. But not the whole deal is polarized and common sense has taken a bit hit.

                  • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 2:08 pm

                    I agree with that of course but the real scary bit imo now is Google and the Tec giants left bias which is currently going unchecked and is getting out of control.

                    • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 2:10 pm

                      With you on this SB.

                • UnkleTaff 17/01/2019 at 1:18 pm

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 12:38 pm

          Nope, still an alien.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 17/01/2019 at 12:34 pm

    To whom it may concern, the four Short Star Trek’s are available on Netflix under Discovery – “Trailers and more”.
    Enjoy!

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 12:35 pm

      Ta Nutty. I will make it so.

  • Spursy 17/01/2019 at 1:31 pm

    Bye, Mousa Dembele. Totally loved your play and will miss you xo

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/01/2019 at 1:46 pm

      Well said.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 17/01/2019 at 1:47 pm

      💯%

    • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:52 pm

      Yes Spursy Dembele saved us with his ball control and strength many times

      • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 1:54 pm

        When he was on his game no one could dispossess him.

        • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:56 pm

          Yep

    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 2:19 pm

      I’m looking forward to when he comes back to the lane as he will get a great reception of that there is no doubt.

  • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 1:35 pm

    Lent my 1210 turntable to a v good friend (?) which has been returned to me with corrosion due to water damage. To say I am not a happy bunny would be an understatement!

    • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 1:38 pm

      What I want to know is, what are our right honourable politicians going to do about it?!

    • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 1:40 pm

      Give it back and tell him to keep this one and buy me one in the same condition as the one you lent him, problem solved. If that fails chin him as he ain’t a very good friend!

      • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 1:49 pm

        He has my other 1210 atm, and I’m now wondering what condition that one’s in. Hmmm. #scowlingemojiface

        • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 1:51 pm

          • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 1:58 pm

            I WANT ONE OF THEM, NOW!!!

        • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 1:52 pm

          Time to say “no” to this person, Cas.

        • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 2:00 pm

          God knows what condition my hifi up in the attic is like. Pioneer turntable. Haven’t used it in 20 years.

        • Sexy Beast 17/01/2019 at 2:02 pm

          I lent a cashmere Hugo Boss jacket which was in perfect condition to a mate who begged and begged me to lend it to him for a wedding, I kept saying no but my ex wife got involved and I relented, got it back a over year later worn out and tatty. It cost me £400 and that was well over 20 years ago. We are not friends anymore, and I’m getting the hump thinking about it right now.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 17/01/2019 at 2:56 pm

            It’s merely cash at the end of the day..

            • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 3:04 pm

              Sexy’s cash though. Not his mate’s to disregard. Care needed with someone else’s belongings.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 17/01/2019 at 3:39 pm

                Absolutely, I’d do my nut if anything of mine wasn’t returned in the same condition I lent it. No friend with any self respect would do such a thing. I was messing really, cashmere, merely cash, wasn’t condoning!

      • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 1:51 pm

        When you borrow something you should always return it in the same condition as you received it. Should you damage it, you replace it or at minimum have it repaired. You have that responsibility. To do anything less just proves you are a mooch and not a friend. The gall of some people.

        • UnkleTaff 17/01/2019 at 2:05 pm

          You should never loan anything to anyone that you’re not prepared to lose in the first place.

          • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 2:07 pm

            I understand that. I was speaking only of those who find a need to borrow.

          • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 2:11 pm

            I understand your logic, but I’m with HD on this one, if for any reason the item is damaged you pay to have whatever it may be repaired or replaced. As the item is 25yrs old, replacement parts don’t exist, replacing the parts alone (if they can be sourced) will cost between £800 – 1000, and that doesn’t include the labour.

            • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 2:55 pm

              Get him to buy you a Linn Sondek.

              • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 2:58 pm

                Why on oeuf would I want a Linn Sondek?

                • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:00 pm

                  You telling me a Technics is better?

                  • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:09 pm

                    You can’t mix with Linn Sondeks, so yes I am.

                    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 3:10 pm

                      Fairy nuff. Stick with compatible gear.

                    • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:15 pm

                      Didn’t realise you wanted to mix…

                      As for sound quality in your listening room, the Linn is hard to beat. Particularly with a good tone arm and cartridge.

                    • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:17 pm

                      “Particularly with a good tone arm”?
                      Do they not supply a tone arm when you purchase one?! How very quare…

                • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 3:08 pm

                  http://best-turntables.com/best-vintage-turntables/

                  Because the Linn LP12 is highly rated?

                  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 3:09 pm

                    If you wanted a retro replacement.

    • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:51 pm

      Turn the tables on ‘im Cas. You need 2 45’s

      • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:51 pm

        2x

  • Ronwol196061 17/01/2019 at 1:58 pm

    Watched Knight fall. Really not that bad. Not brilliant but enjoyable

    • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 2:08 pm

      Try “The Informer”, Prime video, excellent.

      • SeattleSpursGuy 17/01/2019 at 3:23 pm

        The new series of True Detective is looking ace.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 17/01/2019 at 3:11 pm

  • SeattleSpursGuy 17/01/2019 at 3:15 pm

    Mousa Dembélé Verified account @mousadembele: “I leave Spurs today with a lot of love in my heart & memories of fantastic times. Thank you to all my unbelievable teammates, the staff & fans for all your support in my time at the club. To hear my name sung at WHL & Wembley made me incredibly proud.”

    • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:18 pm

      Nice SSG.
      Will stay in the memory more than most.

    • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:23 pm

      He’s truly ‘one of our own’! He was imperious and unplayable at his best, and I am proud he wore our famous Lilywhite shirt.
      All the best Dembele, and good luck for the future. Thank you.

    • HD 🇺🇸 17/01/2019 at 3:44 pm

      Class act that Mousa.

  • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:20 pm

    Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:17 pm
    “Particularly with a good tone arm”?
    They supply tone arms when you purchase one?! How very quare…

    You can upgrade. 🙁

    • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:25 pm

      So you spend loadsa money on a Linn Sondek turntable that comes with a crap tone arm? 😉

      • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:28 pm

        You don’t have to include the tone arm or cartridge at purchase.

        That loud music has got your ears in a tangle.

        • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:30 pm

          Pardon?

          • Caspurs 17/01/2019 at 3:31 pm

            I can’t hear you, type louder!

            • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:35 pm

              I’m blessed with excellent hearing and take pride in my music system.
              I pay for upgrades such as interconnects and power chords etc.

              II KNOW NOWT ABOUT DISCO GEAR!
              OK?

              • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:36 pm

                NO…I DON’T WANT A DANCE.

                • McG ⚽⚽ 17/01/2019 at 3:44 pm

                  Freestylin eh?

                  • Bruxie 17/01/2019 at 3:47 pm

                    Excellent McG!

  • Hartley 17/01/2019 at 4:16 pm

    I play my vinyl on a Michell Gyrodec turntable through a Sugden Amp via ProAc speakers, the whole system is about 13 years old but still sounds incredible, I’d give a kidney to any member of my family and close friends but I wouldn’t lend them my turntable.

  • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 4:59 pm

    This is Caspurs’s handbuilt Walkman.

    • Chauvelin 17/01/2019 at 5:13 pm

      The picture is deceiving, it is only 8 cm high.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 17/01/2019 at 5:13 pm

    I had an Acoustic Research AR-EB101 turntable which I bought 30+ years ago. It was the best I could afford at the time and I really regret selling it about 10 years ago.

  • Flat Oeuf 17/01/2019 at 5:31 pm

    Apologies for interrupting the music bloeug, but:

    https://flatoeuf.com/lil-mal-heading-our-way/

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