The Modern Enemy

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Chelsea at home then. Actually, not quite home, home from home.

I don’t want to steal Dan’s regular Friday thunder, but this is now for me THE derby.

Looking back at the past few seasons, games between us lot and them lot actually mean something, rather than the Arsenal games that have had little affect on final league positions, cup runs etc. Our old enemy have moved well behind us, there is no doubt, and although the NLD is always an important fixture on the calendar, the stakes are relatively low, apart from the obligatory bragging rights. We will finish well above them again this season.

The 2016/17 season saw us compete with Chelsea for the title, running them pretty close for most of the 2nd half of the season, though falling 7 points short. If we’d have won the November away game, then it could have been extremely close.

The same season saw us lose to them in the semi finals of the FA Cup, and in the previous season they were the victors against us in the League Cup final too.

It’s very easy to throw around comments such as “this is the most important game of the season so far”, which I usually find difficulty in understanding. We’re in a position where we expect or need to win most games, so the next game is always the most important.

But this is important, very important.

We’ve not hit top form this season, not by a long way in my eyes, but are still only 5 points off the incredible Man City in the league standings , and one point behind Chelsea.

Chelsea haven’t lost yet, and a loss to us on Saturday, combined with us leapfrogging them in the PL table could have longer lasting consequences.

It would also give our team a well needed boost for the busy schedule ahead.

I want this win, bad.

Season defining? Probably not. But it wouldn’t ‘alf ‘elp.

 

Comments
  • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 12:35 pm

    I want us to beat Chelsea simply because I canโ€™t stand the s.o.bโ€™s.
    For me that is a good enough reason. And I think you are cool…

    • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 12:39 pm

      I’ve said it many times, I don’t hate Arsenal fans. They’re actually just like us lot, but chose the wrong team.
      Chelsea fans are completely different, racist thugs, riding on a wave of oil-dirty Russian cash. I detest them.
      I think you’re cool too, Dawg.

  • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 22/11/2018 at 12:40 pm

    Nice season defining bleoug FoFty. However I’m a traditionalist so struggling with the argument that playing the Rascists means more than the NLD. In truth you speak the facts straight from the nags mouth but my heart can’t deal with these sorts of facts. I can’t change the way me mum put me hat on so the NLD is still the most important match of the season and probably always will be. I wish it wasn’t so.

    • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 12:49 pm

      I have lots of close friends and family that are Arse, and my wonderful Grandad, who taught me about the great game and always aided my Spurs fanaticism, was a massive Arsenal fan.
      So I can never hate them in the way I hate Chavs or Spammers.

      • McG โšฝโšฝ 22/11/2018 at 12:56 pm

        Similar here, Spam & chav fans are worse than goons, but I love the NLD ๐Ÿ™‚ For 20 odd years we put up with them finishing above us, I’m still getting it out of my system, 18 years to go..

      • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 22/11/2018 at 1:13 pm

        I don’t have any relatives or friends who are gooners so it’s easier for me. Probably stems from my match attending days in the 70’s and to some degree I’m probably still stuck in that time warp and still see Chelski as the very second rate team they were at the time. I’ve know a few work mates who were gooners, one who was a decent sort. The other one was one of the most miserablist sob’s I’ve ever met. I still don’t like using the ‘hate’ word in its literal sense about footy things as its a sport and not something that effects my family. But I spose its just semantics at the end of the day and although you’re absolutely right about the Arse fans compared to the Rascists I can’t change how I feel even if I wanted to.

        • UnkleTaff 22/11/2018 at 1:15 pm

          Like you, I really don’t like to see the word “hate” bandied out with such gay abandon when it comes to rival teams.

          But I feel it’s totally justified when it comes to Chelsea.

  • McG โšฝโšฝ 22/11/2018 at 12:41 pm

    Have to say, goons are still the Derby for me! & yes, not quite season defining, but a massive game we really need to win. I’d love to take their unbeaten run too. I penned a chav blog & emailed it to flatty a couple of days ago, not heard anything back??

    • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 12:45 pm

      Soz, didn’t mean to steal your thunder either.

      • McG โšฝโšฝ 22/11/2018 at 12:50 pm

        Don’t be daft!! Shall I forward it, maybe publish Sat morning or something?

  • UnkleTaff 22/11/2018 at 1:14 pm

    I’ve known a few Arsenal fans over the course of my life. I can’t remember having issues with any of ’em. Overall they were a decent bunch whose company I generally enjoyed.

    I’ve also known a few Chelsea fans as well. The complete opposite is true in their case.

    I’m not (currently) in the market for female companionship, but if I were she would have to be pretty bloody special if she were a Chelsea fan*, whereas going out with an Arsenal girl wouldn’t bother me in the slightest.

    I really, really don’t like Chelsea.

    West Ham are just too much of an irrelevance to even feature on my radar.

    * In fact, scratch that — even if she were a ten on the Liz Truss scale but supported Chelsea she wouldn’t get so much of a look in.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 1:15 pm

      Now that is proper reasoning. ๐Ÿ‘

      • UnkleTaff 22/11/2018 at 1:16 pm

        It came straight from the heart.

    • TCY 22/11/2018 at 1:53 pm

      Taff, Natalie Portmanโ€™s gramma lives in our neighborhood and dutiful Natalie has been seen visiting the dear old girl. Natalie has been sized up as a 12 on her own 10-point scale, so I respectfully ask that you reconsider. If you wish Iโ€™ll drop off your particulars at the desk in Granny Portmanโ€™s building for Nat when sheโ€™s next in town.

      • UnkleTaff 22/11/2018 at 3:13 pm

        This post will make no sense at all to anyone arriving late to the party.

        It originally read “…a ten on the Natalie Portman scale” but I edited it for comedic effect.

        Consequently it now will make no sense to anyone who doesn’t know who the hell Liz Truss is.

        • TCY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 5:09 pm

          Iโ€™ll bite. Who the hell is Liz Truss?

          BTW I noticed the edit. Hope it doesnโ€™t get too lonely out in the wilds of ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ Taff.

      • ashley collie 22/11/2018 at 8:22 pm

        Said Ms. Portman lives in my hood in Los Feliz, I’m literally going to be at musician pal’s Thanksgiving dinner just outside the Laughlin Park estate gates where she lives โ€” along with Ms. Jolie, Flea/Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. We are all of us in the gutter but some are looking up at the stars! Happy T-day!

    • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 2:16 pm

      Even if Trussebel offered to open up her pork market for you?

      • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 2:17 pm

        Sorry, that was a bit rude for a daytime show. In my defence I’m friggin’ traumatised.

  • TCY 22/11/2018 at 1:47 pm

    I have two grandsons of voting/drinking/fighting age. One is a likely lad who comes over of a Saturday and suffers with me as we watch Spurs eke out another narrow victory over teams that might lose to Clapton CFC.

    The other was dropped on his head as an infant and grew up a gooner. Taunting him over the last two years has been delightful.

    But I love them both. And hate the miserable Chelscum.

    COYS. 3-1.

  • Ronwol196061 22/11/2018 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t give a fuck who we play. I barely notice the other team.I don’t give a fuck about goals. I care mostly about who we play and if we are worth the win.
    I’ve seen mixed results. Often shitty build up play despite having some great players. often tremendous attacks presided by quality stand up defence and I’ve see a blancmanges of a defence sometimes.
    Bring our best game from the off and don’t stop till the final whistle and I who are we playing again?
    I truly don’t give a fuck.

    • TCY 22/11/2018 at 1:59 pm

      โ€œBring our best game from the off . . .โ€
      Ronnie, Have we seen that yet this season? In your view why not?

      • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 2:06 pm

        Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family TCY! ๐Ÿฆƒ

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 2:05 pm

      Hard core Ronnie! ๐Ÿ˜ Must be a little chilly up your way.

  • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 2:14 pm

    Is it home time yet?

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 2:17 pm

      It is. Happy Thursday Fats.! Are you exhausted?

      • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 2:18 pm

        I’m friggin’ frazzled. 7 days of training …

        • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 2:20 pm

          It won’t be long and you will un frazzle. Best of luck.

        • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 2:24 pm

          However … I’m exactly where I dreamt I’d be – in London’s historic City right next to Monument and pudding lane. Huzzah!

          Thanks for all the kind words my brothers in the fight, they are all very much appreciated. I loved the gifs, too. Speshly the photocopier … had to do a double take, thought I’d been caught already. Then I noticed the pantyhose … I don’t wear flesh coloured pantyhose!

          • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 22/11/2018 at 2:42 pm

            Worked within 50 yards of the Monument for quite a few years. If you get the chance worth a trundle up it on your pins (there’s no lift). Did it a while back when I had some fitness, even then I was kernackered. A fit lad like you should storm it.

            • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 3:25 pm

              Haven’t been up that since I was a nipper, with my auntie Doris!

            • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:37 pm

              I collapsed in a heap just looking at the Monument.

  • TCY 22/11/2018 at 2:47 pm

    Happy Turkey ๐Ÿฆƒ ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ Day to HD, Ronnie, their friends and families and all in the colonies, as well as the frazzled Bertha, Portmanless Taff and all across the seas on this frigid holiday.

    Today the 56th anniversary of the untimely death of JFK. A moment of silence and a prayer for peace and understanding for us all.

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 22/11/2018 at 2:51 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving Cincy, HD, SSG, Ronny and all North American companions in arms. &ehk=dB5t%2f8s5V4h19buTTiE%2bcw

      • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 3:24 pm

        And from me too. I understand it’s meaning as much as USAians understand bonfire night, but I know it’s a big happy family occasion, so hope you all have a great time.

  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 22/11/2018 at 3:33 pm

    Best wishes to all the posters on here, that are celebrating thanksgiving. Have a great time, and donโ€™t drink too much! Thatโ€™s a waste of typing, drink as much as you all like. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿน.

  • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 3:45 pm

    We got our Jan back. Verty good news.

    • Shelfy 22/11/2018 at 4:02 pm

      In time for the next game?

      • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 4:05 pm

        Yup, he’s available.
        Our Poch- “Thereโ€™s still one day more but itโ€™s very good news that heโ€™s involved again with the group. In the last two weeks he was training very well and now we wait to wait until tomorrow and decide if we believe he can be involved for Saturday.”

        • Shelfy 22/11/2018 at 4:08 pm

          Any news on Danny Rose?
          It would be nice to have the left hand side of the defense back to full strength.

          • foeorfreund 22/11/2018 at 4:11 pm

            Not available yet. Physioroom have him as back available on the 5th December. He’s not training with the rest of the squad as yet.
            Agree with you, Davies isn’t doing it for me this season.

  • Hartley 22/11/2018 at 4:18 pm

    I hate em all.
    Happy thanksgiving to all our yid brothers and sisters in the US, get hammered and eat lots.

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 22/11/2018 at 4:19 pm


    Traffic wardens or Chelsea?

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 22/11/2018 at 4:31 pm

      Looks like the Mafia, or maybe undertakers!

  • Sexy Beast 22/11/2018 at 4:59 pm

    Home sweet home! A different mindset already, so happy to be out of hospital. The staff were amazing but i’m over the moon to be home.
    Well done Spurts, i’m so happy for you. I hope it all goes well.
    Nice read Fofty, Arse is still “the” game but this is the big one for the chavs, fuck em.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 5:10 pm

      Bang on Sexy! …and thanks all for the holiday wishes. Gobble, gobble!

    • TCY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 5:11 pm

      SBโ€”good news! I trust all went well. Your pal, TCY

      • Sexy Beast 22/11/2018 at 5:19 pm

        Thanks guys.

  • TCY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 5:19 pm

    https://goo.gl/images/dCjsvD

    Er. . . Iโ€™ll stick with our Natalie, Thank you!

    • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 5:34 pm

      Don’t be too hard on Taff, in Wales she’s an 11/10… ;p

      • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:10 pm

        Yep, always freshly sheared.

  • wasdanspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:18 pm

    Great bloeugings, FoFty! Huge game for both teams this weekend. When we used to lose to them for year after year, I always used to think, surely we’ll beat them this time. Now we do beat them every now and again, I never feel we will… hoping Saturday sees us give them a stuffing…

    • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:21 pm

      Did you hear about the meet on 11th Dec, Dan? Hopefully you and everyone here can make it, if anyone is up for it please post and weโ€™ll get the deets to you. Liverpool Street is the destination.

      • wasdanspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:25 pm

        I did, thanks very much. I’m afraid I can’t but I’m really hoping Watford on 29th December is still on as I’m free that day.

        • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:27 pm

          Iโ€™m still up for that, and think quite a few others are too ๐Ÿ‘
          Though I think itโ€™s Wolves?

          • Wasdanspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:38 pm

            I did think it was weird we were going to watch Watford when Spurs weren’t playing them, but I’m a follower not a leader, me.

            • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:40 pm

              ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 22/11/2018 at 6:45 pm

          Pity you can’t make the 11th Dan but hope to see you on the 29th.

          • Wasdanspurs 22/11/2018 at 7:31 pm

            Cheers Andy. Really looking forward to 29th!

            • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:34 pm

              We’ll see what Mrs Wasdanspurs has to say about that.

              • Wasdanspurs 22/11/2018 at 7:36 pm

                I’ve already put off checking with her

      • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:26 pm

        Itโ€™s 3 days after the end of my health/diet plan, so Iโ€™ll be eating, drinking and merrying lots.

        • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:37 pm

          Is it back at the George?

          • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:39 pm

            Not sure mate, donโ€™t think Flatster has confirmed the venue as yet.

            • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:45 pm

              You mean we’re in a state of flux?! This is intolerable-ish!

              • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:47 pm

                Iโ€™m telling ya, if he doesnโ€™t spill the beans at least 1 hour before meeting time on the 11th, then I ainโ€™t bloody going.

                • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 6:50 pm

                  He wants us to meet near the public phones at Scratchwood services.

                • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 6:51 pm

                  If he spills the beans, then we’ll have less to eat. Pfft!

  • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 6:54 pm

    Nice one, Big Beasty, glad you’re back at home and the CIA didn’t get one of them rogue nurses to slip you a Mickey Finn!

    Hopefully, while you’re recovering at home and I’m out at work you can take over my role as blog bully. I usual like having a pop at McG and Stevo.

    • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 6:56 pm

      Would he win Bullyโ€™s special prize?

      • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:16 pm

        Not if them two cry babies have anything to do with it.

        • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 7:20 pm

          That’s a tad harsh, Stevo got run over by a bus you know, and McG is, well, McG… ;p

          • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:30 pm

            … and McG was the driver …

            • McG โšฝโšฝ 22/11/2018 at 10:49 pm

              Cyber bully strikes again..

  • Matt 22/11/2018 at 6:58 pm

    Verts is back. Iโ€™d like to see 433 with Son and Moura bombing ahead of HK.

    • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 7:14 pm

      Who’s 433?

      • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 7:29 pm

        Ron.

        • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:32 pm

          He doesn’t look a day older.

  • Matt 22/11/2018 at 7:38 pm

    I am on a flight to Vegas with a Chelsea supporter on Sunday morning. Weโ€™d better bl@@dy win.

    • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:41 pm

      Cor blimey. Not ‘arf.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 7:43 pm

      Matt, are you a Vegas fan?

      • Matt 22/11/2018 at 7:47 pm

        Itโ€™s actually work; going to reinvent . But having been to a few stag doโ€™s and birthdays, must admit, always had a good time!

        • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:48 pm

          What a job!

        • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 8:04 pm

          I am not a big fan but I understand why you could be. The glitz and glitter is OK but I donโ€™t enjoy throwing away money so I stay away. Itโ€™s all a bit crazy down there.

      • Fatty B 22/11/2018 at 7:48 pm

        Johnny Vegas.

        • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 8:06 pm

          FB, you would fit right in. If you ever make it over here I will meet you there just to video your reaction.

          • Matt 22/11/2018 at 8:34 pm

            Are you Vegas based HD?

            • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 8:42 pm

              No, I live in Western Nebraska (Scottsbluff/Gering) but we have good friends in Mesquite, NV and are down there a couple of times a year.

  • Ronwol196061 22/11/2018 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks Guys but Thangiving here was, a couple of weeks ago. The Queen bequeathed a different day for us closer to Guy Fawkes day (For Fawkes Sake!)
    But look we have turkey on both days. How about we come out with a new badge, a Turkey badge. It’s a bit broader than a chicken with a bit more muscle. I mean how comes the scum end up with a Cannon and we get some scattered fevvers? Still Sir Percy must have known what he was doing. Didn’t he start push and run?
    Under a lamp post in the greatest High street that ever waz?
    What happened to years wiv ones in them then?
    Anyway I give thanks to everyone of you lot even if I can’t join your Xmas party.
    Hopefully a new number 6 will come down the chimney come January.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 9:17 pm

      Ronnie, at the risk of being a bit corny, on this day I express thanks for having met you. You enriched my life and made me laugh my ass off. Till the next time we meet…..

      • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 9:34 pm

        Corndog ๐Ÿ˜
        Just jestin, the love on this place is a beautiful thing to behold.

    • Steven Miller 22/11/2018 at 9:49 pm

      Er…I think they got a cannon because of “Woolwich Aresenal”.

      • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:04 pm

        They were the works team of the Woolwich Arsenal who made heavy ordnance for the British Army.

    • merrance 22/11/2018 at 11:52 pm

      stood under The Lamp post last year and gave thanks to the Good lord with a Glory Hallejah prayer.

  • Freund or Foe 22/11/2018 at 9:30 pm

    Keep your heads down chaps, the North Americans have got the sherry out.

    • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 22/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks for giving me the heads up.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 9:38 pm

      Danger is our business.

    • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 9:43 pm

      Ta, I have now retreated to my safe room.

  • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:12 pm

    I hate Chelsea for various reasons. I went to school in Battersea and most of the arsewipes at the school were Cheatski supporters.
    Secondly, I was nearly badly beaten up at several Chelsea matches in the 70s. They were thugs who came along for a fight.
    Third, their league position, like City, is entirely unrelated to the resource/support of their fan base. They’d be pushed to avoid immediate insolvency without their owners funding the operation. Arsenal, United, Spurs and Liverpool are self supporting.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

      I too am self supporting.

      • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:21 pm

        Do you have a TV deal? Think Truman Show.

      • Shelfy 22/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

        No need for a truss or Zimmer frame then?

        • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:04 am

          A sheet rock tree under each of Horndog’s armpits, and he’s good to party all night ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:36 pm

    I am entirely tied up over December. Apologies but there’s no chance of making a journey up to the smoke. These things are like military operations for me, the amount of forward planning involved.

    • Steven Miller 22/11/2018 at 10:58 pm

      I won’t be attending as nobody likes me.

      • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 11:01 pm

        I love you. XX.

      • McG โšฝโšฝ 23/11/2018 at 12:40 am

        Come on Steve, we can nick Fat’s dinner money before nipping off to the bike shed for a sneaky ciggy..

  • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:47 pm

    Mmmm. Just poured myself a warming cream sherry. That’ll hit the spot before I retire to the bed chamber.

    • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 10:48 pm

      Luverly!

      • Matt 22/11/2018 at 10:53 pm

        Blimey Chauv; you put that away sharpish!

        • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 11:00 pm

          Yes. Now I’m considering a refill. Will that make it hard to roll out of bed at 7am in the freezing cold? (-6 this morning).

          • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 11:01 pm

            Refill…

            • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 11:12 pm

              Second refill.

              • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 22/11/2018 at 11:22 pm

                Lush.

              • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 11:24 pm

                Ffffuurd reefffullllll… ‘hic’

                • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 12:38 am

                  The bottle isn’t quite empty. I have some restraint.

    • merrance 23/11/2018 at 12:02 am

      chauvy be careful,be sober and vigilant for the devil is roaming around like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour.

  • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 22/11/2018 at 11:05 pm

    Doing vodka/red bull with my son. Woo hoo!

    • Chauvelin 22/11/2018 at 11:10 pm

      I’ve seen what that stuff does to the ladies… You’ll be dancing in your socks until the weekend…

  • Caspurs 22/11/2018 at 11:22 pm

    Steven Miller

    I wonโ€™t be attending as nobody likes me.

    Oh don’t be like that Stevo, it’d be good to meet you, shirley there’s a bus service you can catch…

    • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 22/11/2018 at 11:23 pm

      Seconded. You’d be very welcome Steve0

    • merrance 23/11/2018 at 12:06 am

      no bodylikes us,dont take it personally stevo

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 8:01 am

      Yeah come on Stevo you know you want to.

  • Ronwol196061 22/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

    HD
    Ronnie, at the risk of being a bit corny, on this day I express thanks for having met you. You enriched my life and made me laugh my ass off. Till the next time we meetโ€ฆ..

    Are you the Jolly Green HD Giant, HD?????
    I still feel like you are Jack Palance and I am Billy Crystal and we are going to the Running of the Bulls in N17 in March.
    Good meeting you too HD!!!!!
    Until we meet again!!

    • Ronwol196061 22/11/2018 at 11:42 pm

  • merrance 23/11/2018 at 12:24 am

    top photo at the top ouefy brings back pleasant memories of regularly engaging the enemy in a bout of fisticuffs with my mates. we would fight all but the racists skirmishes was the most satisfying.

    • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 23/11/2018 at 12:31 am

      I dont remerrance it

    • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 12:42 am

      Yes, well, the trip back along the District Line from Earl’s Court to East Putney was like being Daniel in the Lion’s Den going past Fulham Broadway.

    • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 9:35 am

      I was very young when this kinda shenanigan were a regular thang.
      And as a West stander on the Paxton corner, I only really saw it from afar.
      Fun at the time I’m sure, but looking back must be a bit scary in terms of what might have happened?

  • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:56 am

    My two kids lost their mother to a fatal car accident Thanksgiving ’92. It is always nice to spend time with the family, but it also has been a bit of a tainted holiday in the MiT family. I raised my kids, married my work, and that is that. Every Thanksgiving is a turkey meal with family followed by the traffic hell and foolish greed and strain of Black Friday all the way to Christmas. I don’t do Christmas gifts.

    My wise daughter chose to marry on Thanksgiving weekend last year. She and her husband effectively put some joy back into it for their family. She will pass her mother’s lifespan in 2 more years. Amazing how quickly time flies by.

    I received a bit of a valuable lesson this year. My dad had a CT scan done yesterday related to a recent stroke, and my mother suggested we all stay home and rest this year in lieu of the dinner. My daughter and son-in-law went on a first year anniversary holiday. My son stayed at their home sitting with their dogs. I spent the day finishing up building doors for large storage shed while the nice weather allowed…

    and I missed that dinner. Black Friday and Christmas gift bollocks still commence, but this time without the nice family time beforehand. My pups and I are sprawled out watching old episodes of Father Brown. It is quiet, which is nice, but the family is greatly missed.

    I will likely move forward from here feeling a little bit more warm towards Thanksgiving. However, Christmas gifting hubbub is still crap. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MiT 23/11/2018 at 6:00 am

      Wait. This was supposed to be about Spurs taking on Chelsea?

      ๐Ÿ˜‰ COYS. 2-1 Spurs.

    • MiT 23/11/2018 at 6:09 am

      … and the clock strikes midnight. First death at Walmart by a cattle stampede.

      SB, very glad to hear you are back at home. Hope recovery is going well.

      Stevo, I have always read you as a good fellow. A pint and / or a match with you would be a privilege.

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 8:14 am

      Understand where you’re coming from MiT. I’m from a small family, one sister in Canada and my wife has a black sheep of a brother who nobody sees anymore. Christmas is therefore a small gathering although FiL is very frail nowadays and never leaves their house except for Christmas day round with us. I still like Christmas day but must admit the incessant commercialism nowadays has begun to grind big time and I do wonder what it would be like to escape from the whole thing particularly the New Year’s bollocks which I’ve never really liked.

    • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 9:26 am

      Wow Mitty, thanks for sharing. Can’t be an easy time of year for you, completely understandable.

    • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 23/11/2018 at 10:57 am

      We all go through challenges,life isnt easy at times,but the most important drug you can ever have is hope. Hope of a brighter day. Its really great for times like holidays where you can reflect and think of the good especially and push away the bad.
      We are crazy people.We watch a footie game with our favourite team and react crazy when we lose or when a window goes by that we dont buy anyone. We always need a little hope from the outside,but the best place of hope is inside us.
      We have the ability to turn things around. I brought my kids up for several years by myself,I struggled at times but I never gave up hope. A little light in a dark room is powerful.

  • GDawg 23/11/2018 at 6:56 am

    I’d love for us to open can of whoop ass on the scum. We are overdue

  • GDawg 23/11/2018 at 6:56 am

    Did everyone survive the interlull?

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 8:02 am

      Only roaches could survive the interlull. I am a roach.

  • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 8:08 am

    Stevo you’re one of my favourites which is why I spent time trawling The Boy’s blog looking for a snippet of info that might lead me to you. As you know I did find a snippet … You’d better be coming to the meet …

    • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 9:29 am

      This. I know Norfolk is a tough place to get out of, some kinda magnetic force that clings to you at the county borders, but I’m sure all on here would be very happy to see you at the meet.
      And you did say a while back that you would, so I’m not taking no for a answer.

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 8:35 am

    Superspoz ๐Ÿ†
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    Traffic wardens or Chelsea?

    89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘
    Looks like the Mafia, or maybe undertakers!

    https://youtu.be/i1tDpkpnzT8

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 9:54 am

    My new best friend at work.
    What a station.
    http://www.thesouloflondonradio.com/

    • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 10:07 am

      What about you Spoz, youza gonna come to the meet?
      If I can get back then so can you, no excuses!

      • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 10:37 am

        I can get back from anywhere, it’s getting somewhere which is the problem. I’ll let you know nearer the time Cas.

        • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 10:42 am

          That kinda maybe sounds too much like a no :- (

          • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 10:51 am

            Hmmm, isn’t getting there the same as getting back, just opposite directions?

            • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 23/11/2018 at 11:00 am

              A one day excursion from Fenchurch street to Southend-on-sea and back?

            • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 11:53 am

              It’s making the time to get there that’s the issue. My life is a bit on the hard side at the moment.

              • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 12:13 pm

                It’s pretty impossible to get down there and back in a week day for me unless I take time off from work and stay down there. I will do it one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 11:58 am

            Hang on hang on, I still may surprise you. Let me just check with the bitch I call my wife.

            • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 12:00 pm

              ..her diary,that is, theres always summink happening on the weekends.

              • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 12:14 pm

                It’s a midweek meet up 11th December (the Barcelona game), which is why I said it’s not a problem getting back (I’ve dunnit). This is provided you can make it. ๐Ÿ‘

                • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 12:44 pm

                  Oh, I see, that could actually work, where’s the meet up? Sorry, missed the original post with the details.

                  • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 12:53 pm

                    Liverpool Street, venue yet to be confirmed (I think). Last train from Charing Cross is 00.15, and gets into Orpington at 00.49, if that helps.

                    • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 1:01 pm

                      Coolio, that could actually work. I already feel sorry for you lot.

  • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 23/11/2018 at 11:30 am
  • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 23/11/2018 at 11:39 am
    • McG โšฝโšฝ 23/11/2018 at 1:57 pm

      Not a bad article, but he doesn’t seem to pick up on the fact Poch’s tactical changes have been forced on him with all the injuries we’ve had…

  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 12:06 pm

    Here we are, on the day before the rumble, and rout of the racists. With any luck they will be be sent back to the Fidge, with their tail between their legs, and the glorious Spurs will go two above them in the league. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 12:07 pm

      *points

    • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 12:19 pm

      Lawro is predicting a win for us. So that’s us facked then. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 12:21 pm

        He maybe right once in his life, lets hope itโ€™s now!! ๐Ÿ‘

      • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 1:35 pm

        He’s also predicted a draw for Liverpool!

  • MiT 23/11/2018 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you, fellas, for the sentiments and shared experiences. Good lesson this year in that I have just been taking the family dinner for granted.

    I was genuinely curious as to whether the Christmas hubbub is just as commercialized on that side of the pond as it is here.

    Andy, very perceptive in sensing the small family. Thank you for that. Makes the holidays that much more meaningful for that time with them.

    We are crazy people indeed, Ron ๐Ÿ™‚ —

    Regarding the raising kids on our own, it does give us a gift of all being very close. My kids and I have been 3 musketeers for many years now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MiT 23/11/2018 at 3:16 pm

      My apologies, intended as a response to some dialogue above.

      • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 3:44 pm

        Apologies for what MiT? It was a lovely heartfelt post, and I’m sure everyone only has the greatest of respect for you and your kids.
        As for christmas, you’re 100% correct, it’s just a money making exercise nowadays, and a time of year I’m not overly fond of because of it..

        • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:42 pm

          Thank you, Cas ๐Ÿ™‚

          Apology was for somehow posting stand alone post instead of replying to previous comments.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 23/11/2018 at 4:07 pm

      MiTty, I too share your sentiment about the Christmas material hoopla hullabaloo. Having said that I throw in one holiday caveat. For us Thanksgiving is all about family, past and present. It has always been our favorite holiday. The Christmas thing took on a different meaning, for us, with the advent of grand children. To once again experience the wide eyed awe that young children experience rekindles itself when your grandkids are involved. It not about โ€œwhat they getโ€, it is more the wonder of it all. At least that is how it has worked for us. All the best my friend.

      • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:53 pm

        I am beginning to see a similar light regarding family and Thanksgiving, HD. Thank you for that.

        As for Christmas and grandkids, no hurry there. My daughter and SiL (thank you Andy for an effective abbreviation) have no immediate plans for children, even though his folks push hard for it. They want to experience more World kid-free first. Seems like the harder his folks push, the more they dig their heels in.

        I honestly see the kids taking the same ultraconservative approach to Christmas that they learned from growing up in my household. It will likely be more about the family games and fireplace warmth, with the Christmas movies and Charlie Brown and the gang Peanuts specials.

        I could get into that.

  • Flat Oeuf 23/11/2018 at 3:37 pm

    Canโ€™t wait to catch up on the whole of this blog later. Itโ€™s on my favourite subject.

    I do have a ticket going for the game tomorrow if anyoneโ€™s interested?

    Iโ€™ve finally got home and canโ€™t leave again for the game. Let me know, itโ€™s Print at Home so dead easy.

    • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 3:44 pm

      ….unless you don’t have a printer.

      • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 3:48 pm

        Phone?

        • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 4:34 pm

          You have a phone with a printer?

          • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 4:49 pm

            Yes, all it took was a phone, a printer, and some super glue.

            • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 5:00 pm

              I wish I could make stuff.

            • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:56 pm

              LoL !

          • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 5:56 pm

            For the man who has everything. Except self respect.

            https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1DPVhIVXXXXaQXpXXq6xXFX
            XXb/portable-android-phone-with-integrate-printer-wifi.jpg_640x640.jpg

            • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 5:56 pm

              • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 8:51 pm

                Where can I get one?

      • Flat Oeuf 23/11/2018 at 4:45 pm

        Break into someone elseโ€™s home

        • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 4:55 pm

          I would, but I’ve got a printer, so there’s no need.

          • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 5:05 pm

            Oh I’m sure you’re very adept at making a Bacardi & coke..

  • Shelfy 23/11/2018 at 4:22 pm

    I thought this piece bu Hesus Perez was an interesting insight into the coaching team.
    https://thisisfutbol.com/2018/11/blogs/premier-league/perez-reveals-daily-pochettino-and-hitchen-dialogue/

    • Shelfy 23/11/2018 at 4:22 pm

      Sorry about the typos!

  • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 4:34 pm

    Very pleased to hear Hoddle is sufficiently well enough to return home.

    Good news indeed.

  • foeorfreund 23/11/2018 at 4:50 pm

    I love Xmas because I get at least a week off work + can drink lots + get to play golf + family time + stock up on socks, shower gel and deodorant + an Xmas bonus if I’ve been a very good boy this year.
    I hate Xmas because it costs loads + my selfish son’s birthday is on the 8th December + my other selfish son’s birthday is on the 28th December + my selfish wife’s birthday is the 18th January + my selfish sister’s birthday is on the 20th January + TV is always a let down + it’s always cold + it never snows.

    • MiT 23/11/2018 at 6:03 pm

      That is a LOT of cold weather buying ! Thank goodness for online shopping… or SpaceStar ordering if you are Douglas Reynholm.

  • Shelfy 23/11/2018 at 5:28 pm

    Happy Clarke Grizwold Day!

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 5:38 pm

      Happy Fibonacci Day, Maize Day and Flossing Day.

      • MiT 23/11/2018 at 5:59 pm

        and Festivus for the rest of us !

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 6:04 pm

          Would be great if you could make it over here on the next invasion next year MiT.

          • MiT 23/11/2018 at 6:10 pm

            I do need to try to work something out. I have one huge account in particular that dumps The Lion’s Share of work load on me right at the end of the year. It looks like this year I might actually wind it up early.

            • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 6:23 pm

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    • MiT 23/11/2018 at 6:08 pm

      Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f**king Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white a$$ down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of a$$holes this side of the nuthouse !

      • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 6:31 pm

        White? Thought old St Nick was Anatolian?

  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 5:44 pm

    Happy Birthday: Alan Mullery 77 today.

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 5:55 pm

      ๐Ÿฅ‚

  • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 6:30 pm

    SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’
    Happy Fibonacci Day, Maize Day and Flossing Day.

    Fibonacci Day, thanks for mentioning this, never heard of it before. Important guy in maths.

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 7:05 pm

      Knock
      Knock
      Knock Knock
      Knock Knock Knock
      Knock Knock Knock Knock Knock
      Who’s there?
      Fibonacci

      • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 7:15 pm

        Is that a maths joke?

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 7:18 pm

          If you were a mathematician Stevo you’d be laughing yer socks off. Like you, I’m not laughing.

          • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 7:23 pm

            I’ll run it past my eldest son. He’s the PHD student.

          • UnkleTaff 23/11/2018 at 7:23 pm

            As someone who studied maths at university I can assure you that, as jokes go, that one is very, very funny.

            • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 7:28 pm

              What Uni did you go to?

              • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 7:32 pm

                A very funny one, apparently..

              • UnkleTaff 23/11/2018 at 7:34 pm

                Hey, I just said I went to university. I never said I graduated.

                • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 8:42 pm

                  Come to think of it………

        • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 9:42 pm

          Steven Miller

          Is that a maths joke?

          Here’s another: Why do mathemticians get Halloween and Christmas day confused?

          • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 10:22 pm

            3.142?

            • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 10:24 pm

              Cherry or minced beef and onion?

              • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 10:38 pm

                Custard.

                • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 10:40 pm

                  I thought you’d throw that one in.

                  The answer is in fact that OCT31 is the same as DEC25.

  • UnkleTaff 23/11/2018 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve just had a quick look at the schedule for the 2020 Euro finals.

    On the 4th of July two teams will contest a quarter final in Baku.

    On the 7th of July the winner of that match will play a semi-final in London.

    Baku is approximately 2,500 miles from London.

    What moron dreamt up this ridiculous scenario?

    • Steven Miller 23/11/2018 at 7:22 pm

      Theresa May?

      • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 7:38 pm

        And she may not.

  • UnkleTaff 23/11/2018 at 7:36 pm

    Quick motorbike update: parts alone for the repair are going to cost in excess of ยฃ600.

    All ’cause someone who should have known better failed to fit two small semicircular retaining clips…

    • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 8:36 pm

      What bollox, I feel for you Taff,I had a similar situation a good while ago, I wont bore you with the details but it cost me money i didnt have to spare. Of course, my vehicle in question was a shitty old Nissan Vannete unlike your giver of joy.
      Wankers!

  • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 7:42 pm

    MiTty: I love you even more after today. Keep on trucking!

  • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 7:44 pm

    89er – you’ll be at the meet. Hounslow ain’t too far.

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:30 pm

      Nothing would give me more excitment, than too be in Hounslow. Looking up all the posters on here, but my wife, she who must be obeyed. Has said, that I must go on a cruise on the Danube, during that time period. Budapest to Prague, which would you choose ?

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:33 pm

        By the way Hounslow, is up North from chez noun.

        • mystic arnold 24/11/2018 at 8:57 am

          Hounslow belive me not the most exciting of places

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 8:31 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: I’m free go out on the 11th!!

    • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 23/11/2018 at 8:31 pm

      *to

    • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 8:46 pm

      Ooh, yeah.

    • Flat Oeuf 23/11/2018 at 9:47 pm

      Get in

  • Sexy Beast 23/11/2018 at 8:31 pm

    Evening all!
    First full day at home today and feeling a bit better with each passing day. Home cooked food and lots of cuddles from the Mrs.
    Looking forward to the game tomorrow and us giving them a good beating!
    COYS

    • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 8:45 pm

      Good evening, Beast Master.

    • Flat Oeuf 23/11/2018 at 9:46 pm

      Evening Beasty, glad youโ€™re home and getting looked after.

    • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 10:41 pm

      Good ‘elf, Sexy.

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:53 pm

        Proper job young fella! Get some beers down you.

  • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 8:52 pm

    Caspurs
    Liverpool Street, venue yet to be confirmed (I think). Last train from Charing Cross is 00.15, and gets into Orpington at 00.49, if that helps.

    Flatty has already booked the venue.

    • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 9:03 pm

      Splendid!

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 9:05 pm

      How did it go today Fats?

      • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 10:14 pm

        I’m Michelle Shocked ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. So much to learn and take in and so much clerical/admin work. Intense training. All day today learning how to answer the phone and update the diary. I produced about 18 billable minutes today and 6 of those haven’t been passed off yet.
        I’m William Shatnerd but off to the legal advice clinic in the am. One minute I’m sashaying ’round me ‘ouse in me skiddies and singlet, master of me realm and lord of … er … the dance(?), and the next I’m friggin’ working at t’coal face 5.5 days a week.
        I’m enjoying it though, thanks for arksin’.

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 23/11/2018 at 10:17 pm

          Good stuff mate, really pleased for you.

          • Fatty B 23/11/2018 at 10:23 pm

            ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • Flat Oeuf 23/11/2018 at 9:46 pm
      • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 10:16 pm

        That’s the place we met up for the Juve game isn’t it?

  • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:27 pm

    SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’
    Knock
    Knock
    Knock Knock
    Knock Knock Knock
    Knock Knock Knock Knock Knock
    Whoโ€™s there?
    Fibonacci

    Yes, very nice!

    The amazing thing about the sequence is that Fibonacci merely doodled it in the margin of his book. It wasn’t part of the text.

    • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 10:32 pm

      Did he write it on foolscap paper? That’s 8 x 13 inches.

      • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:36 pm

        I love it! V funny.

        I think he lived in the 12th century, I believe he was the first known European to use the decimal notation in his writing as well.

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:57 pm

        It wouldnโ€™t be paper back then, it would be Vellum.

        • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:58 pm

          Or possibly papyrus.

          • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:01 pm

            (Just joking). It would have been parchment, vellum being the most expensive grade.

          • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 11:03 pm

            Itโ€™s not recorded, but the Chinese were the first to use a form of paper, although I wasnโ€™t there to see it.

            • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 11:05 pm

              And paper was first used in Europe in the 13th century.

              • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

                And made of pulped rags and textiles.

                It’s quite good fun making your own, and really annoys the people you send it to.
                “These arses have made their own damn paper now, the show offs”.

              • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 11:09 pm

                Not by Gutenberg who is noted, for the introduction of printing from moveable type. He used vellum.

                • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:11 pm

                  I didn’t know that. So he had vellum cut into sheets, as normally vellum books are rolled? Is that right?

                  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 11:17 pm

                    He is supposed to have started before Caxton, in 1447. The Gutenberg bible was printed in 1454-55.

                    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 11:20 pm

                      I think that it was a form of parchment. Although no one knows the content (fibres used ) in material.

    • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:33 pm

      The noteworthy standard of education displayed on this blog fills me with hope for humanity.

  • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 10:38 pm

    At a wedding. Stupid queues for the bar, so Iโ€™m having to order triple Bacardiโ€™s. With Coke Zero of course. ยฃ13 each.
    Iโ€™m old and grumpy, as confirmed by he missus.

    • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:39 pm

      A kosher wedding?

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:39 pm

      Pop down the offy they wonโ€™t miss you!

    • Caspurs 23/11/2018 at 10:40 pm

      Your missus is a he?! Well I didn’t see that coming.. :p

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:44 pm

        Well if he is, he not very good at Darts!

    • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:43 pm

      I’m glad you can drink triples and still text. I’d struggle to focus.

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 10:48 pm

        Any double would win the game, if you were playing darts.

        • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:03 pm

          Long time since I played darts. Or indeed any game.

      • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 11:02 pm

        If the coke outweighs the rum then itโ€™s not a pwopa dwink.

        • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:12 pm

          Ice and a slice?

          • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 11:24 pm

            The last round…
            โ€œTwo Stellaโ€™s, one Gin and tonic, triple Bacardi and Coke Zero with lime and a Coke Zero with lemon pleaseโ€.
            โ€œThatโ€™ll be ยฃ26.80โ€
            โ€œYou forgot the Coke Zero with lemonโ€
            โ€œHere you go, thatโ€™ll be ยฃ28.80 pleaseโ€.
            โ€œYou forgot the lemonโ€
            โ€œThere you goโ€
            โ€œThatโ€™s limeโ€
            โ€œWhat?โ€
            โ€œLime. Thatโ€™s lime. I asked for lemonโ€
            โ€œDid you?โ€
            โ€œThereโ€™s a reason youโ€™re working your ass off in a bar on a Friday night, mateโ€
            โ€œWhat?โ€

            • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 11:25 pm

              *Thump!

            • Sexy Beast 24/11/2018 at 12:37 am

              Weddings are a very expensive business.

            • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 7:33 am

              Rum makes you glum

  • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 10:46 pm

    I read that our Argies flew back today so won’t be available tomorrow, and that Sanchez isn’t fit. So it’ll have to be Toby and Dier at the back unless Jan is ready.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 23/11/2018 at 11:04 pm

      Just one more reason to love the inter lull. F*ck me.

      • Chauvelin 23/11/2018 at 11:08 pm

        You said it.

  • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 11:03 pm

    Sore tooth/gum.
    Iโ€™ve drunk enough rum to numb my gum.
    Say that 6 times. No one here could.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 23/11/2018 at 11:05 pm

      Good thing you just didnโ€™t have a vasectomy. Get it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 11:32 pm

        Thatโ€™s a sore subject.

        • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 23/11/2018 at 11:36 pm

          Hang in there Fof. Stick it out, tomorrow is another day.

          • Freund or Foe 23/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

            Iโ€™ll make it through this ๐Ÿ˜

  • McG โšฝโšฝ 23/11/2018 at 11:37 pm

    Ron’s the only one on superbru to back chavs for the win, what gives Ronster?!

    • Ronwol196061 23/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

      I did????????

    • Ronwol196061 23/11/2018 at 11:51 pm

      Not any more…

    • Ronwol196061 23/11/2018 at 11:55 pm

      I changed it to 1-1
      I really don’t like the way we have started games or even a lot of the product we have put out there this season.
      So I’m hoping for a good run out but not convinced till I see the confidence in the boys. I need convincing.

      • McG โšฝโšฝ 24/11/2018 at 12:17 am

        I think we’ll be well up for it tomorrow, hopefully our first real performance of the season. I didn’t think you could change scores once locked?!

        • Ronwol1960-61๐Ÿ•Žโšฝ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽฅ 24/11/2018 at 4:55 am

          I didnt lock it,I was waiting for you McG!

  • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 23/11/2018 at 11:41 pm

    Looking forward to meeting Bruxie before the game tomorrow.
    COYFS!

  • Ronwol196061 23/11/2018 at 11:48 pm

    MiT
    My apologies, intended as a response to some dialogue above.

    Apologies for what MiT??

    Its all good MiT or it isn’t but whatever it is it is ours…. Including the dysfunctional genius team we support

  • Merrance 24/11/2018 at 1:22 am

    Knock knock knock
    Knock knock
    Kmo k kno kno k
    Knock knock knock knock
    Whos there liberace

    • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 7:32 am

      I don’t care for Liberace’s smile.

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 1:58 am

    Hooo you waaan ? Libewachi, he no heeeyar.

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 2:02 am

    Ohhhhhh Chelsea are going to get bum fucked. You know itโ€™s gonna happen boys and girls. Dele and Kane to score with Moura and Lamela ripping them a new one. This is gonna be fun. COOOYS!!!

    • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 2:09 am

      Not sure if Lamela is in but if not Son will take over anyways. Eric needs to watch that cunt Pedro.

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 2:05 am

    Watford boys will get a result against the dippers and weโ€™re back in the game.

  • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 7:28 am

    Match Day! Up stupidly early with my son. Only 10 hours to kick off. As some have said, itโ€™s potentially a game with big ramifications so Iโ€™m feeling excited about it. Not nervous, not confident just excited at the prospect. Theyโ€™re beatable, but so are we. COYS!

    • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 7:31 am

      Outstanding analcyst. Who needs wASDAn?

      • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 7:32 am

        Hehe

      • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 7:34 am

        You donโ€™t want to head up there today mate?

        • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 8:42 am

          I’d love to, thanks, but I’m pro-bonoing this morning till 12ish and after ‘working’ for two days I just want to go back to bed and eat pizza. I’m looking forward to seeing you again more that anything but today’s game would’ve been ace. I hope you have a great game and the lads do us proud. COYS!

          • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 8:44 am

            Eating pizza is not a euphemism.

          • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:49 am

            No wuzzas mate. I know you need to sort through your briefs.

    • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 7:40 am

      I’m up stupidly early too, I might wake up the kids, nothing personal, just revenge.

      • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:50 am

        Haha, blast them with Pippa Pig or Death Metal – same difference

        • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:50 am

          Fackinโ€™ Peppa

        • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 8:52 am

          Pippa Pig is one of your old flames, no doubt.

          • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:56 am

            Pippa Potamus, actually

            • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 9:06 am

              The Greek girl Pippapotamus Pippadopoulus?

  • stevo1987 24/11/2018 at 7:38 am

    What time are people meeting up on the 11th?

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 7:47 am

      Evening kick off so I’ll probably be there about 6pm but some could be earlier or later. Cmon Stevo, make the effort. It’s a nice little pub, think it was the one I’ve was at when we saw Juve with Flatty and Cas.

      • stevo1987 24/11/2018 at 8:01 am

        I’m looking at the logistics. Last train back is at 22:30.

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 8:08 am

          Assume you’ll be coming into Liverpool St so it’s 5 mins to pub. I’ll be coming that way and won’t be hanging around after the match. I’m really only coming for the meal and to meet you. Can’t stand the rest of em…

          • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 8:20 am

            Stevo where you gone? Was only joking. I’m not even bovvered about the meal!!!

        • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 8:38 am

          I don’t stay after the game usually, so I’ll be leaving before 10. Be there, Stevo … or else …

          • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 24/11/2018 at 8:51 am

            Bundaaaaallllllll!

      • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:51 am

        Thatโ€™s the one rAndy. Itโ€™s booked now. EC2A 2ER

        • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 8:53 am

          Nice one Flatster, we got the upstairs room?

          • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 8:55 am

            Yup same table. If weโ€™d had 20+ it might have been worth having the whole room, but not this time.

            • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 8:57 am

              Yep, makes sense. Wonder if there’ll be Barca fans there like there were Juve ones last time?

              • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 9:02 am

                Hope so, it worked out alright for us before

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 10:01 am

    I’m convinced Granny Pig is having an affair Grandad Dog!

  • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 10:10 am

    Fatty B
    Iโ€™d love to, thanks, but Iโ€™m pro-bonoing this morning till 12ish and after โ€˜workingโ€™ for two days I just want to go back to bed and eat pizza. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing you again more that anything but todayโ€™s game wouldโ€™ve been ace. I hope you have a great game and the lads do us proud. COYS!

    Eating pizza first and then getting in bed afterwards will avoid staining the linen. Well, tomato stains anyhow…

    Great to hear you’re now in the legal profession. More power to your elbow, Perry Mason! (That’s one for the kids.)

    • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Prof.

  • Matt 24/11/2018 at 10:12 am

    Chauv I know youโ€™re keen to keep abreast of Harryโ€™s progress in Iโ€™m a celeb. Letโ€™s me tell you heโ€™s playing a blinder. Mix of home spun wisdom; anecdotes and kindness. This lad could go all the way.

    • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 10:20 am

      Well good for him. I rely on your updates, as if I see as much as a glimpse of Ant or Dec I projectile vomit. Same effect as with Simon Cowell and Piers Moron.

      • Matt 24/11/2018 at 10:29 am

        Donโ€™t worry Chauv Iโ€™ll ensure you are aware of the big news. Ant replaced by the very agreeable Holly Willoughby. Is there also a Spurs game today before the big stuff in the jungle…?

        • Caspurs 24/11/2018 at 10:32 am

          *Willybooby

          • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 11:42 am

            She has both???
            Eughh!!

            • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 12:45 pm

              In Vegas?

          • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 1:13 pm

            Free Willy.

        • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 12:45 pm

          In Vegas?

        • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 1:25 pm

          Willoughby is getting stuffed in the Jungle?

          Now that’s a grade ‘A’ euphemism.

  • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 12:41 pm

    Up and at โ€˜em and ready to watch us kick some Chav ass! Ka-*&$#ing -Pow! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

    • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 12:50 pm

      Dier and Lamelas statues are being sculpted as we speak.

      • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 1:22 pm

        Don’t think Lamela will take part today. I suppose at a push he might be on the bench.

        • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 24/11/2018 at 1:34 pm

          He’d bloody better. I switched Moura out for him in the FFL.

          • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 1:36 pm

            I just read that Lamela and the other two managed to rush back on Thursday, a day earlier than expected, so there is a chance for them to play.

  • Ronwol196061 24/11/2018 at 1:21 pm

    You’ve always got to set the bar high sorry I meant the eibar.
    3-0 against the flopacticos
    Where is Ferenc Puschkas when you need him…

    • Ronwol196061 24/11/2018 at 1:22 pm

      Levy’s price just went up

      • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 1:26 pm

        Don’t say that, Uncle Joe will have him auctioned off at Christie’s.

  • 61 Spurs Nut ๐ŸŒฐ 24/11/2018 at 1:50 pm

    Just about to exit the hotel and head for Wembley via Farringdon.
    COYFS!

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 1:56 pm

      Carry the torch Nutsford! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    • Sexy Beast 24/11/2018 at 2:38 pm

      Wish i was there!
      Shame about Madrid today.
      I’m, going 1-0 Spurs today.

      • Bruxie 24/11/2018 at 2:53 pm

        Just waiting for Nutster in Farringdon. We’ll miss you SB!

        • Bruxie 24/11/2018 at 2:55 pm

          I see him…

        • Sexy Beast 24/11/2018 at 2:59 pm

          ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Merrance 24/11/2018 at 2:19 pm

    The Hod predicting 2 1to the lads.as he may of been in gods precense recently i tend to bieve him.good bloke

  • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 2:23 pm

    There’s a bottle of Jameson’s in my kitchen calling me, I knew I should of put it away last night.
    It’s not too early is it?

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 2:30 pm

      Put a big dent in it Spoz!

      • Superspoz ๐Ÿ† 24/11/2018 at 2:56 pm

        Ooh it’s gonna get it big time!

  • Syd 24/11/2018 at 3:05 pm

    Hi folks I’ll be 45000 feet in the air during the game flying back from Kuala Lumpur. I’ll have a look at the replay in the morning. I hope all you guys have a great time watching the game and I wish you the very best sexy beast with your leg injury

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 3:10 pm

      Have a good flight Syd. Just watching England v Aussies rugby,your boys already 7-3 down after 10.

    • Sexy Beast 24/11/2018 at 3:13 pm

      Top man Syd! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • wasdanspurs 24/11/2018 at 3:14 pm

    I want a Peroni but have two small bottles of Asahi to work through first. COYFS!!!!!!

  • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:29 pm

    Superspoz
    Thereโ€™s a bottle of Jamesonโ€™s in my kitchen calling me, I knew I should of put it away last night.
    Itโ€™s not too early is it?

    Who makes the rules?

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ 24/11/2018 at 3:33 pm

      Rules are only made too be broken!

  • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:32 pm

    James Maddison sent off for Leicester ha ha! Second yellow for simulation trying to con penalty, ref wasn’t having it. Absolutely no contact, bullet dodged by Spurs?

    • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:35 pm

      Thatโ€™s one for UnkleTaff. He hates divers (quite right too) and it is rare to see a ref give a second yellow for simulation. I donโ€™t remember seeing a red card for diving before.

      • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

        A few more yellows for collapsing in a heap when a defender gets near you would help stop the nonsense.

    • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:37 pm

      How did spurs dodge a bullet?

      • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:38 pm

        I believe he was being scouted before we decided to try to get Grealish.

        • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

          He looks a talented player to me. Obviously a bit thick to dive when on a yellow but he is young and will learn (probably)

          • Caspurs 24/11/2018 at 3:53 pm

            Yup, I was hoping we’d sign him, speshly being home grown.

  • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 3:35 pm

    Manc absolutely carving up the Spammers. 3-0 after 33 minutes. Such a shame. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:41 pm

      I am happy to see wet spam getting beat. I hope they go down. But if they stay up this is the type of game I would like them to steal a point from

      • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:43 pm

        Watford v Liverpool could give us a good result. Come on Deeney!

        • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 3:43 pm

          Yep but donโ€™t tell her indoors!

  • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:36 pm

    Wet Sham already three down to Citeh. I imagine the mob are already leaving the Olympic Stadium and going home.

    • SpurAndy ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ’ 24/11/2018 at 3:41 pm

      The white seats are beginning to show.

  • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 3:47 pm

    United lucky, Palace goal disallowed for marginal offside but it may have come off the defender. The referee favouring United at Old Trafford? As if.

  • Chauvelin 24/11/2018 at 4:03 pm

    Both Willy Wonka films are being shown on ITV2 and 3 today. Bit weird, don’t these ITV channels converse?

    • SeattleSpursGuy 24/11/2018 at 4:07 pm

      my favorite porn parody movie title was Will He Wonk Her in the Chocolate Factory?

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:05 pm

    Hola ninos, jairzinhos and jalapenos. Thiiiis is how we do it. Happy derby day all. All in good spirits for the tonkings ahead? Btw shame about the Palace. Was offside and it wasnโ€™t the defender unfirtunately. Even if it was he still went for it which makes it offside but the results so far so good. COOOYS !!

    • foeorfreund 24/11/2018 at 4:08 pm

      The anticipation is a growin’, Ant. I predict that I’ll end the evening on a high, or devastated, or just plain satisfied.

      • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 4:13 pm

        Ah yes, the emotional kaleidoscope, part of being a hard core Spurs supporter.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/11/2018 at 4:15 pm

    Morning all. Let’s do this thing, eh?

    • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 4:17 pm

      You pretending to be Canadian today, eh?

      • SeattleSpursGuy 24/11/2018 at 4:19 pm

        Friends from the north were over for the holiday. Must have rubbed off.

    • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 4:19 pm

      Well he lives close to Canada.

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:19 pm

    Oh yeah Fofs, thereโ€™s somink growing here too, the Mrs has done a runner. Although thereโ€™s little to separate the excitement of the Arse and Chelsea derbies, like you the Chelsea one means that more. Weโ€™ve been done by some dodgy decision ma against this lot over the years. The Gomes clanger which he pulled back back on the line (which Lampard cheered/claimed from 40 yards out as if he could see it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) . Hasslebank diving for a penalty at the Lane which was at 2-2 if I remember. They way they cheered when they pulled back the 2-0 at the Fridge to finish out title challenge. The list continues however Arse are irrevelevant for me but always love to get one over โ€˜em. Anyways itโ€™s payback tonight. How you feeling the day after the night before ? You were mint giving the barman too much grief were ya ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • foeorfreund 24/11/2018 at 4:23 pm

      I’m very lucky and don’t suffer hangovers. At work at 9am this morning, as per usual!

      • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:31 pm

        Must have been the Coke Zero. Impressive Fof, not that you made it in but you donโ€™t suffer hangovers. Jeez you must be fighting fit. I understand youโ€™ve been on rations so your way but a light weight then ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปBtw hope your boyโ€™s doing well and moving forward with his books ๐Ÿค˜

      • Sexy Beast 24/11/2018 at 4:36 pm

        Is the wallet hung over?

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:21 pm

    I mean the Coke Zero would have been enough to set me off ๐Ÿคญ

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/11/2018 at 4:22 pm

    Fulham 3-2 Soton. Might switch to that one rather than watch the pikes chase shadows

  • Shelfy 24/11/2018 at 4:22 pm

    Lucky Liverpool

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/11/2018 at 4:31 pm

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:33 pm

    Cheers Seattle, letโ€™s MF do this !!!!

  • HD ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 24/11/2018 at 4:33 pm

    Take no prisoners holding midfielders, Dier and Sissoko. Thought maybe Winks might get called along side one of these two. Impact subs available with Lucas and Lamela. Onwards boy Foyth.

  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:35 pm

    Foyth will keep Morata in his pocket. Great line up. Aurier to make himself a legend tonight

  • Flat Oeuf 24/11/2018 at 4:35 pm
  • AntSpurs 24/11/2018 at 4:36 pm

    Sissoko is already one in my eyes so no more from me on that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Fatty B 24/11/2018 at 6:53 pm

    Just w9ken up … or havs I! COYFS!

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