Thank Yahweh for the interlull

Good Morning Gentlemen and Scholars of the game of foeutball.

I didn’t watch the game live and I haven’t been moved to source a re-run, so I’m able to sit here with the beautifully simplistic view of 3 points gained, no matter how we went about it, being as good as it gets in our current state of squad depletion.

A largeish concern for me is Verts being potentially out until late November and us having a fair few chunky games between now and then. It’s not that we can’t cope in any one game but that, cumulatively, tired legs will lead to mistakes at key moments. I’d like to see Foyth getting some more run outs now…hopefully his Argentina call-up will give him some confidence.

Otherwise, in defence Poch is going to have to be clever with his resources. For instance, I remember he’s used Davies on the left of a Back 3 before, and Dier can always drop into the right of a Back 3 too. This would allow the use of KWP as a wing-back too.

Clearly, its a balance between playing a consistent team and formation to get results, whilst tinkering and rotating to fend off further fatigue and injuries.

How difficult can it be?

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 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!

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/10/2018 at 12:35 pm

    It will be lemon difficult, one man’s tinkerman is another man’s steady Eddy. I saw most of the match and I’m amazed it looked quite decent on MOTD. I can live on gruel for a while but need pwopper sustanance sooner rather than later. Frankly finding it quite amazing we’re only two points off the lead with the current Ian Dury crisis, must have a decent squad after all.

  • HD 🇺🇸 08/10/2018 at 12:40 pm

    Poch is going to need to be resourceful and have the mind of an engineer to get us thru the upcoming run of fixtures. We are a bit thin, we are a bit hurt but this interlull could be a blessing in disguise. Here’s hoping.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/10/2018 at 12:55 pm

    I dont care who is out there,but it would be great whoever is can actually do the things you expect from them.You know nothing earth shattering.(Thats only a bonus) Things like Passing and Shooting,Marking and Tackling. Im not asking for a novel just some Riting and Rifmetic thats all.
    The 12 days should be good for us.We can heal a bit more,reflect a bit more about our footie and get refocused to understand what this game is all about.
    We so look great when we come out the tunnel,like young bright babies flowing out from the woomb in their new trackwear and looking sprightly and even when the anthems play standing their like gladiators waiting for their moment of glory.
    Im not sure what happens after that. They seem to seep into some kind of dissonance and at times somehow end up with the points.
    I havent seen a lot of good football from us this season. Look it could be me but when I look at the defenders hesitatantly pass it around like a potato they are not interested in,i wonder what their focus is.
    I would like us to get back to enjoying our game.I dont see that in them this season.They seem to be stressed to do something instead of happy with what they are doing.

    Here are 12 days to actually take the time to see who we are and where we want to be.

    • HD 🇺🇸 08/10/2018 at 1:37 pm

      I agree with your view that we (our team) don’t seem to be enjoying our football. Perhaps this break can aid Poch in resurrecting this feeling in our squad.

      • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:15 pm


    • Hartley 08/10/2018 at 3:26 pm

      Riting and Rifmetic, too of the three arze.

      • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:16 pm

        Wots De Fird?

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/10/2018 at 1:02 pm

    There were bright spots yesterday and I agree with others that Winks was great yesterday. For me he was our best player.
    I also like the fact that Rose is coming on strong. Son was terrible,Moura was really good,although tried too much. Harry was back to trying. Dier was better than he has been. Trippier was ok.
    We missed Eriksen and Dele for sure.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/10/2018 at 1:10 pm

    One more before Im off. I know that 3 pts is great. But really I would like us to play the kind of footie that stamps our name on a game. Not just the 3 points.
    I think whats more important for me is that we should be confident to beat anyone. But with these kinds of games being dished up lately it doesnt give me that.
    Look I was brought up at a time where we smashed these types of teams and our confidence was super high. It didnt happen every single game but enough to feel we can feel confident.
    Do you feel confident enough today? Its not just the players who are fit or not fit. Its more about our mental attitude and the flow of our game (for me anyway)

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 2:23 pm

      I think everyone wants to see us play better Ron, but given the circumstances we can’t complain too much. Seems the WC has been a bit of a killer… Eriksen Dembele & Aurier back for hammers will make a massive difference. Son needs dropping or resting, seems he’s already playing twice before spammers unfortunately.

      • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:17 pm

        Son needs the think as he runs.
        Moura at times too

  • GDawg 08/10/2018 at 1:29 pm

    Son has been in a funk all season, I expect him to break out hopefully soon as he has too much class to be pants for too long. I thought Sissy came on and did his best, he certainly wasn’t the worst out there. Rather than focus on individuals I think collectively we lacked assertiveness. You can blame that on all of the injuries, but on paper the team we rolled out there were heaps better than Cardiff. Too many times Winks bombed forward with no one in support, Moura too, time to look more like a team

    • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:18 pm

      Yep Gdawg

  • SeattleSpursGuy 08/10/2018 at 1:57 pm

    Unpopular Opinion: Sissy didn’t do badly on Saturday. Put himself about, and played some good balls to the attackers. In fact, he put Moura and Son through with very presentable chances, which those two muffed. On another day, we’re talking Sissy with two assists

    • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 2:15 pm

      Unpopular maybe, but accurate nonetheless

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 2:26 pm

      Haven’t heard usage of the term ‘muffed’ for quite some time, old school!

    • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:19 pm

      I don’t disagree
      I usually rate players on what I expect from them not evenly and Sissoko was above average

  • merrance 08/10/2018 at 2:03 pm

    nice to see Winks do a Scotty crop circle during the game, he came out with the ball at his feet and moved forward.Scotty was so dizzy he never knew where he was when he came out of the spin.

    • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 2:20 pm

      Good afternoon, merrance.

    • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:20 pm

      Merrance you have Merrit

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 2:33 pm

    Come Spammers, only notable injuries are Verts & Alli. Surprised to read Rose still going to the England training camp?

    • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 2:39 pm

      How’s the new business, G-Man?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 2:49 pm

        Not bad cheers Mr B, early days & still learning, but can’t grumble. Will email you my website, going live with it this week!

  • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 2:36 pm

    We already know this group of players under this coach can play good football and can, on their day, beat anyone. What we haven’t been able to be confident about in the past is whether we have the ability to close out a game when we’re ahead, beat sides we ought to beat (a few years ago Saturday’s game would have ended in a 1-2 loss) and get points we don’t necessarily deserve. These are different, perhaps even, ‘ugly’ abilities but they are abilities we need to have and be confident in employing, in my everso ‘umble opinion.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 08/10/2018 at 2:42 pm

      ‘Umble and wise, fatman.

      • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 2:44 pm

        *giggles, girlishly*

        • GDawg 08/10/2018 at 3:00 pm

          Winning ugly is an underappreciated skill

          • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 3:05 pm

            It’s something we’ve needed to learn, been thrust upon us this season with injuries & so far we’ve managed. Just looking forward to seeing us click in the not too distant…

            • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:28 pm

              Yes winning ugly is a virtue but must be joined with some winning beautiful too

          • Hartley 08/10/2018 at 3:28 pm

      • Flat Oeuf 08/10/2018 at 3:13 pm

        I’m with you 💯 on this, FB. I can’t subscribe to the ‘play beautiful football at all costs’ thinking. Sounds like a recipe for us to have not enough wins to get silverware.

        • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:23 pm

          I agree Flats

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/10/2018 at 3:24 pm

      I’m with you as well Fats but with the proviso that in any season the majority of games are watchable. The Cardiff game wasnt that bad if viewed as an anomaly. If it became standard fare then I would not be appy, even if it won us silverware. With one exception, bring the first year. I’d forgive most things for one year if it actually won us a cup.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 3:54 pm

        Not the league cup tho, I’d sacrafice that for good footy!

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/10/2018 at 4:09 pm

          Hmm, got me there McG, I’m in a quandary 🤔

          • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:27 pm

            Pre Beatles
            The Quandrymen

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/10/2018 at 4:28 pm

              The original rock washers.

      • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:24 pm

        I agree Andy
        Yes it’s got to be taken in context of other games too

    • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:21 pm

      Yes well that’s part of not having full confidence in their efficacy

      • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 4:23 pm

        For Fats

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 4:36 pm

    Moura gets called up for Brazil, guess I’m happy, no injuries please!

  • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 5:00 pm

    Admins, I have a bloeug ready to submit. Please remind me where to stick it (email please).

    • HD 🇺🇸 08/10/2018 at 5:10 pm

      Stick it anywhere, except where the sun don’t shine. 😬

    • 89Spurs 👁 08/10/2018 at 5:19 pm

      As long as it don’t hurt, or make your eyes water.

    • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 5:29 pm

      Found email.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/10/2018 at 5:34 pm

        Im in the Lost department

  • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 5:03 pm

    Wots De Fird?


    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 08/10/2018 at 5:34 pm

      wot division are they got any leeds mate?

      • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 5:45 pm

        Nun at all.

  • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 6:02 pm

    Admins, I have a bloeug ready to submit. Please remind me where to stick it (email please).

    • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 6:42 pm

      I’ve been racking my brain cell to write something interesting and fit for the readers of this esteemed bloeug, but then I said ‘fuggit’ and knocked out some drivel.

  • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 7:09 pm

    Full marks to Spurs for winning against Cardiff, even if it was a struggle. The best advert for Eriksen is to see what we miss when he’s not here. His subtlety of touch isn’t easily replaced.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 7:39 pm

    Where’s this new blog then?

    • Flat Oeuf 08/10/2018 at 7:50 pm

      Are you starting one too?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 8:23 pm

        I’ll put a one two together soon…

  • SeattleSpursGuy 08/10/2018 at 7:50 pm

    Haven’t heard usage of the term ‘muffed’ for quite some time, old school!

    I’m a throwback. Not like Ron or HD, but still 😉

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 8:26 pm

    • HD 🇺🇸 08/10/2018 at 8:28 pm

      I may be old but I’m young at heart. 😁

  • Sexy Beast 08/10/2018 at 7:52 pm

    I am far more concerned about Eriksen being out and the Denmark manager seemed to think it could be a long term injury in hiss presser today. We miss him the most with Toby a fraction behind him.

    • Sexy Beast 08/10/2018 at 7:53 pm


    • Superspoz 🏆 08/10/2018 at 7:56 pm

      Hence Harry is playing a deeper role in his absence, his range of passing hasn’t gone unnoticed by Poch but he doesn’t belong there.

      • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 8:05 pm

        It was noticeable that Kane went deep to collect the ball and initiate moves rather than be on the recieving end. Other than him and Winks no one else was. Sissoko can’t and Dier struggles to be creative. Son is like a dog chasing a stick, all instinct no thought, and Moura is trying to find space to receive.

        At times like this one thinks of Grealish…

        • Sexy Beast 08/10/2018 at 8:14 pm

          Sonny looks knackered, i’d let Lamela play the 10 and keep the best 9 in the world doing what he does best, put the ball in the net.

          • Superspoz 🏆 08/10/2018 at 8:29 pm

            I think Lamela is being carefully managed, he can absolutely play the no. 10 role and once fully fit he’ll be a certain starter for every game.

            • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 10:06 pm

              Lamela is much better than Son

              • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 10:33 pm

                Lamela has shown he links up well with Eriksen. Great goal, great assist.

        • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 9:05 pm

          Pity Grealish is a Villa man and wanted to stay there.

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

            Grealish could still leave

        • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 10:09 pm

          Winks may be able to do the job but he has to take more chances at creating
          Creating is not something for the weak willed (Im not saying Winks is) it takes taking a stand with passes that are not always safe. He may be able to do that. We see a glimpse of that with him but we need more

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 8:20 pm

    Chas n dave, quite funny!!

    • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 9:02 pm


    • Fatty B 08/10/2018 at 9:04 pm

      Uncle Albert!

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 08/10/2018 at 9:18 pm

      Looks more fun than the zumba classes

    • Ronwol196061 08/10/2018 at 10:05 pm

      I don’t usually like this stuff having a go at a religion but this was funny

      • merrance 08/10/2018 at 10:21 pm

        this too Ronwol we dont arf make a noise when we get going

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 10:22 pm

        It’s not having a go, just a bit of harmless fun! Made me laugh too

        • merrance 08/10/2018 at 10:23 pm

          we like to dance aswell thanks be to Yahweh

          • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 10:25 pm

            They got some great moves too. They been watching Michael Jackson videos?

  • SeattleSpursGuy 08/10/2018 at 9:19 pm

    Nice comparison. The south stand end at our future home vs the end at Arsenal’s shithole:

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/10/2018 at 10:26 pm

      Look at the amount of space from goal to fans compared to our place. Ours will be a cauldron 🙂

  • Sexy Beast 08/10/2018 at 9:26 pm

    Ben Chilwell has the making of some player, been keeping my eye on him and he really is a very impessive young full back, going to be an England player for sure. Called up today as well.

  • Caspurs 08/10/2018 at 9:31 pm


    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 08/10/2018 at 9:33 pm

      Rather delightful, what!

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

        If the house is as good as it looks I’d like to see the occupants worthy of it

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 08/10/2018 at 10:21 pm

          I’ll try my best, Ron, just for you.

          • HD 🇺🇸 08/10/2018 at 10:25 pm

            Hopefully when the dust has settled we’ll be joining you in full regalia.

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 08/10/2018 at 10:29 pm

            • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 11:52 pm

              Full regalia HD? I suggest something like this would be suitable

              • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 11:54 pm

                Although Her Majesty has the better shade of blue.

              • HD 🇺🇸 09/10/2018 at 12:55 am

                Me?, surely you jest! Now Ron on the other hand…..😜

                • Ronwol196061 09/10/2018 at 2:27 am

                  Ledley King rules!

          • Ronwol196061 09/10/2018 at 2:28 am

            Build it and they will go

    • Chauvelin 08/10/2018 at 11:50 pm

      No moving staircases? 120 years after the first one in England (in Harrods, November 16 1898) started functioning and we have to put up with steps? Tut.

      • GDawg 09/10/2018 at 5:22 am

        When is the house due to be ready for guests?

  • Flat Oeuf 09/10/2018 at 9:07 am

    Chauvelin cold stone pimpernellin’ bloeug:

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