We’re Livewires!

We’re at our best when we’re up in their faces. No time on the ball, get it back off them quick. Then, transition quickly but with precision. These days, we can hold on to it better too, run the legs off them a bit. Gareth’s watchword is “calm”. Sounds like another top coach. We’ve got this.

England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

Comments
  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 8:52 pm

    Semi final, extra time, England. What on oeurth can go wrong.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:55 pm

      Ouef to Southgate

  • Superspoz 🏆 11/07/2018 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve jus put on my red and white socks on with my sandals. Thank me later.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

      Very Croatian

      • Superspoz 🏆 11/07/2018 at 8:55 pm

        Exactly

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

    You cant be so smug to think one goal was enough and they were

    Criatias passing has been a thousand times better than our with all our guys back

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 8:55 pm

      Criatias passed? By Jupiter! RIP Criatias.

  • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

    Time to regroup, encourage each other. Gee each other up. The players should do the same.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:55 pm

      I love you

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 8:57 pm

        I feel better now.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:00 pm

          ♥️one love

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:56 pm

    Nueof to score

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 8:56 pm

    I was just about to mention Rose. Great minds..

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 8:57 pm

      You and Rose?

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 8:56 pm

    Not even worried.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 8:59 pm

    Dele aaagggrrrhhh

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:00 pm

    Kane’s going to get a brace.

    • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:00 pm

      He’s a bit old isn’t he?

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:01 pm

      Leg injury? Hope not.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:02 pm

    🐝 🍃

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Enderson

  • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Full compliment!

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:04 pm

      And complement.

    • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you, but it’s really not necessary.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Dier straights

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:04 pm

    Better!

  • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 9:04 pm

    England Hotspurs

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:05 pm

      Tottenham Hotland.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:08 pm

    I smell blood

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:09 pm

      That time of the month?

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:10 pm

        Monf

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:11 pm

          Munph

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:09 pm

    Ksne gonna get one

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:09 pm

    If it goes to pens, I hope none of our lot miss, the knives will be out.

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:10 pm

      … and the pizza adverts

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:11 pm

        Not mushroom for missing

        • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:12 pm

          Might have to go for a walk, not sure the pacemaker will stand it.

          • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:13 pm

            Down to the wired

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:14 pm

            You a hybrid nowadays?

            • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:15 pm

              Plug directly into the mains.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Sniper, great news re your grandchild, hope all goes well.

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks big D.
      It’s my first. My body should recover well

      • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:14 pm

        Brilliant, when is it due ? You better start saving up!

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:16 pm

          December. Around Xmas. A two for one deal

          • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:19 pm

            Great stuff mate.

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:13 pm

    Love Pickford!!

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:14 pm

    They keep the ball and pass it so much better than us, still in it though.

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:15 pm

    Honestly, the officials have been absolute shite tonight. They’ve missed everything: Fouls, Balls going out of play

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:15 pm

    It’s a semi final, you’d think they’d have chosen a decent ref.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:15 pm

    We look fresher.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:17 pm

      Better….

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:17 pm

    Blood and guts time

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:17 pm

      Yes no conservatism…BULLDOG!!!!

      • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:18 pm

        Dele must stay on his feet and nick one

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:17 pm

    Still not worried.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:18 pm

      Says Alfred E

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:17 pm

    Penalty pain for England once again..

    • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:20 pm

      Got a horrible feeling Kane is due to miss one.

      • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:20 pm

        Yup.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:18 pm

    Our team may not be the most talented or skilful but they have heart and desire. Is that enough?

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:18 pm

      No

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:19 pm

      Yes

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:19 pm

    Winning is enough

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:19 pm

      *only

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:20 pm

    Jeebus boys! Concentrate. Battle.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:21 pm

    FFS!!!!!

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:21 pm

    We’re out.

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:21 pm

    So slack. Got to get our shit together.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:21 pm

    Still can nick it.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:22 pm

    Poor goal to concede, 11 minutes to save it.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:22 pm

    Bring on Loftus-Cheek

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:23 pm

      Take off Dele. He isn’t involved

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:23 pm

    All these defencemen and crap marking

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:24 pm

    Here we go. Long ball time

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:25 pm

    They have generally controlled midfield, always a big advantage.
    Vardy, Rashford and Kane on, where is the service coming from?

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:26 pm

      Hoof!

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:25 pm

    Tick tock….

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:26 pm

    Interesting, Dier into defense and no midfield, and plenty of strikers. Let’s see how this works, or not.
    Or is it a flat back four?

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:27 pm

    All the irritating little time wasting now

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:28 pm

      Death by a thousand imaginary fouls.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:28 pm

    We’re going home, we’re going home…. etc

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:29 pm

    How we got ourselves in this position….

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:29 pm

    Poor old Tripps. After all you achieved

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:30 pm

    6 defenders in the box and they score

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:31 pm

      That’s football.
      We did better than I ever imagined in all honesty

      • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:34 pm

        Sometimes, supporting Spurs and England feels very much like the same thing.

  • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:32 pm

    Took the dog for a poob. WTF happened? 10 men?

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:32 pm

      Tripps tripped

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:33 pm

        Penalty?!

    • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:33 pm

      Tripps pulled his groin

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:35 pm

        Who’s groin? Faksake. S’like getting blood from a stone bere.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:32 pm

    No Marking

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:33 pm

    No.passing

  • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:33 pm

    What happened to Tripps?!

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:36 pm

      Got taken off with pulled groin. Mandzukic scired

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

        Heart breaking but these young guys restored my interest in the national side. Bravo chaps. Small margins.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:44 pm

          Well put Mr Burns.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:33 pm

    No shooting

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:34 pm

    Dele reverting to type

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:35 pm

    Play it wide and get it in the box ffs.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:36 pm

    Last chance

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:36 pm

    This is it. Now or never.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:36 pm

    Hail Mary

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:37 pm

    Bugger

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:38 pm

    Gave it a good shot. No disgrace.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:38 pm

      Gave it away

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

        Not really Ron, they scored 2 and we scored 1.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:40 pm

          They ruled for most if the game

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:42 pm

            50/50 for me.

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the ride, England.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:38 pm

    I am as interested in the 3rd/4th playoff as I was last time

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

    Our achilles heel? Concentration.

    • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

      and profligacy in front of goal.

      • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:40 pm

        Yup, both. Had the chance to go 2 up in the first half.

      • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:40 pm

        Yep, we could/should have had it won in the first half.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

          100%

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:42 pm

          They thought we had

          Its all over

          No its not its only the 46th minute!!

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:40 pm

      … allied with a lack of real footballing talent. Especially midfield

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

      Smug ness

      • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

        Rubbish Ron, pure rubbish.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:42 pm

          Ok

      • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:43 pm

        I wouldn’t call it smugness. I think we were a bit naive. Somehow acted as though because we were on top First Half, they won’t come back.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:46 pm

          Smugness us naivite

          • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:46 pm

            Is

            • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:49 pm

              No it’s not. Smugness is closer to arrogance. Naïveté is closer to being inexperienced, not street smart enough.

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:43 pm

        You are a hard batsturd sometimes, Ron. I disagree with you here. I thought they were a completely unexpected sensation.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:44 pm

          I agree
          But I expected them to think that
          And not think they had won the game

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

            They were trying to control the game to their pace. I don’t think smugness ever came into it.

          • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

            They didn’t think they’d won the game, that’s ridiculous.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

    Not enough lumping at the end, never mind, no disgrace in defeat.

  • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 9:43 pm

    A great three weeks though. Well done lads!

    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:50 pm

      Yurp.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:45 pm

    Victory against Croatia was never a given.
    Rather lose this one than in the final against the froggies. Who will win this.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

      I didnt think it was a given England did

      • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:48 pm

        That’s a stupid comment Ron.

      • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:49 pm

        Too many people were already talking up Eng v France.
        I never belived we were good enough

        • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:08 pm

          Oh well, that’s it then, in it?

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:46 pm

    Worst of all worlds. All our players have an extra game for 3rd/4th place.

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

      … and Tripps might be out for 6 weeks

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

      I won’t be watching.

      • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:48 pm

        I’ll be playing bowls.

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:48 pm

      The subs’ll get a run out, surely.

      • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:53 pm

        Doubt it. They’ll want 3rd rather than 4th.

        • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:55 pm

          Yup. I expect Southgate to go with as strong a team as he can.

  • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 9:47 pm

    Croatia have some world class battle hardened experience in their side. We have potential worldies. Their experience won out.

    Or maybe all our lot are sh*t because they ain’t won NUFFFFFFING!

    • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 9:56 pm

      Yes this is it.

      • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:02 pm

        Too many Tottenham bottlers on the pitch is wot dun us.

  • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:48 pm

    We tried but in the end just weren’t quite good enough. Well played, Croatia. Good luck in the final.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:49 pm

      Hope France win for Hugo’s sake.

      • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:51 pm

        I hope Croatia win it because the alternative is France winning it.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:52 pm

          I just want to be able to say that a Tottenham player has won the WC.

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Commentator mentioned telling stat.
    England goal only shot on target all game!

    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 9:52 pm

      We never really looked like scoring from open play. Not just tonight but the tournament in general. That’s something we need to work on.

      • ronwol196061 12/07/2018 at 1:08 am

        I think there is a lack of creativity in most England teams.
        Alan Ball…and Gascoigne and Hoddle
        Not that many

  • Freund or Foe 11/07/2018 at 9:52 pm

    Ouch.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 9:55 pm

      I am still calm but wee’d out.

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 9:59 pm

    Roy Kean’s been Tango’d.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:00 pm

    I didnt think it was a given England did

    Caspurs
    That’s a stupid comment Ron.

    Ok sorry you ferl that way. But its the way I felt.
    They had lits of momentum but rested on what they had. Thats smugness to me.
    They were too defensive resting on their kaurels not earning the win thinking it was enough.
    That was only half regilation time.
    If you dont feel that way thats fibe but thats how I feel.l

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:03 pm

      It’s something that’s frustrated me for years. Very Spursy. Get up 1-0 then sit back instead of going for the kill. I know what you mean’t in a roundabout way

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

        Yes I agree and I agree re Sterling.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 10:03 pm

      Mull it over till tomorrow Ron. If you still think you’re right then fairy nuff. Don’t think many will agree though but your your own man.

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:07 pm

        Its my opinion of the game.
        In the bag maybe they didnt think that but they should have kept the momentum.
        They were too many back relying on the odd hit
        What was that?????

    • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

      Smugness? If anything it’s the opposite, fear. You’re not confident, so you defend deep to try and protect what you have. In this instance it didn’t work due to a couple of lapses in concentration for their goals.

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:08 pm

        Ok whatever
        Maybe Southgate was too smug and left it like that
        But they did not push firward and Croatia too the keys

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:01 pm

    As much as I dislike Sterling, he ran himself into the ground.
    Football is about heart and craft. Sadly, England lack the latter.
    I guess we can all just enjoy the ENG v BEL Spurs practise match.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:01 pm

      Yes I agree.
      Mist wont

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:02 pm

        Most

        • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

          Moist

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

            Messed

            • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 10:07 pm

              Mused.

    • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

      Everyone needed to be top of their game tonight. None of the Front 4 did anything spectacular enough: Dele, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.

      • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

        Henderson’s distribution not good enough either

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

          He ain’t no Hoddle fer sure

  • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Ultimately it was two defensive errors that cost us; Walker’s not good enough to play in a back three and Stones is going to have cut out these lapses of concentration if he wants to feature there long term.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 11/07/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Heartbreaker, but plenty of hope for the future.

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

      I’m running low on future. Thought this might be my second 1966 but I was getting greedy

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

        Hahaha. Hard cheese!

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 10:07 pm

          Much preferred than soft cheese.

          • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

            You’re too flippin’ English, you are. What about Dairy Lea? Or, dare I mention it, Laughing Cow.

            • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

              ?

            • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:10 pm

              What’s Janet Street-Porter got to do with it?

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

        +1

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

          I still recall seeing the cup paraded in the front of the coach along Neasden High Street. Bobby Moore waved to me. Not the other 100 people around me. Me.
          That’s my story, anyway.

  • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

    I blame ITV. Nuffsed.

    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:11 pm

      The Belgium game was on ITV as well. They should be banned from broadcasting football.

  • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:10 pm

    We all must agree we had them.
    What we may not agree is what changed.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:12 pm

      My belief is is that we had the momentum and out great energy and to me we seemed to feel at that point we were in control
      You have to earn it.
      Especially with a team like Croatia..hardened players

      • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:18 pm

        Easy for us to mull over the remains after the killing.
        For my part I think Southgate’s default is defending and that is what he coached. We didn’t offer enough going forward all tournament aside from pace and dead ball situations.
        His squad reflected that mantra.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:20 pm

          Sniper I agree totally what you are saying but with that I was really proud in the way we played in the first half.
          But not oushing in the second really bothered me an as it went on I could just since this good defending and nothing else and I said to my son in law the writing was in the wall

          • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:21 pm

            Writing was on the wall

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:25 pm

            At 1-0 up it had lose written all over it. Croatia came alive (we let them) and took over the game. We didn’t offer anything more after scoring that convinced me we could score again. Holding out for corners or free kicks ain’t my style of footy.

            • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:27 pm

              100% agree

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:23 pm

          Is it caving,fear,smugness.
          Its hard to say but Southgate didnt seem to change it
          I mean even if though he would work with the counter as they attacked it didnt work.
          So what does that mean. I dont know

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:28 pm

            Interview with Harry after the game. Harry mentioned that when in these games, at this level, the margins are tiny. He’s right and impressed me with his insight.
            I don’t honestly believe that all the team have his understanding of a 1-0 scoreline.

            • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:32 pm

              Seemed to me at the half that Southgate accepted that was the way
              To use the counter and so kept too many back.
              Criatia passed through us and on attacker we had no counter just everyone well marked

            • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:33 pm

              How did you find us, Snipes?

              • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

                Our pleasant and accommodating host somewhere else mentioned another blog started by RF so I went searching. Found lots of names here I enjoyed sharing banter and humour with and the rest is history.
                I wasn’t invited. Does that mean I am binned? Lol

                • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:44 pm

                  Yes Wednesday Snipes Im afraid!!!😊

                • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:44 pm

                  Not from here … but I think you’ll find you might well be from there now.

                  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:51 pm

                    How childish. I am not party to what has happened over recent times and have just seen mention of people being binned left right and centre. So much for freedom of speech and movement… It’s the interweb fer chrissakes and I don’t try to offend anyone! Too old for that nonsense.

                    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:55 pm

                      Yes me too.
                      But I think its not age its a different way of thinking.
                      Democracy over Dictatorship for me

                    • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 10:56 pm

                      We’re all pretty much of a similar mindset on here, Snipes.

                    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:01 pm

                      I got summarily binned once (and only) for simply rejoicing in a victory over The Scousers “never mind any analysis.” That rang alarm bells for me.
                      Seen a couple of nasty responses to reasonable postings by random folk since.
                      I only come for the humour and interraction with like-minded (and contrary) folk over a common theme. Spurs.

                    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 11:12 pm

                      I got binned once for writing just one word: “Tafftastic”.

                      It was as a response to one of Harry’s predictions and the oaf thought I was having a pop at him. When Flat Oeuf pointed out, quite politely, that I was just as much the butt of the joke as he was, Harry binned him as well.

  • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 10:15 pm

    I shan’t watch the 3/4 playoff as I don’t recognise its validity, so there.
    I shan’t watch the final as it’s full of smug bastards, nur.

    COYFS!

  • Freund or Foe 11/07/2018 at 10:17 pm

    Anyways.
    Fucking Tottenham for champions league, eh?
    It’s our year.
    Yid army!!

    • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 10:24 pm

      Yeah.

    • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

      Top four? I reckon it’s doable..

      • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:43 pm

        Naa… We’ll do well to finish above Stoke and you know it.

  • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:19 pm

    Nine Tottenham players in the semi-finals…

    …one in the final.

    Bloody bottle merchants.

    • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 10:20 pm

      The semi-finals bit is what’ll give the haters their semis.

    • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:26 pm

      Our players played we especially Trippier.
      Sorry Dele didnt make any attacking impact though. Maybe he had his hands full but no complaints about our players.
      I did find we had many players in defence (england) but marking wasnt sharp in the second and in extra time

      • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:35 pm

        They are showing the game again here. Watching Dele. Every time he drops off Modric, Croatia come alive.
        Dele didn’t offer much this game. Perhaps Loftus-Cheek may have been the better pick.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:39 pm

          Im not sure what he does but I think its a lot of inside work as he has the talent to do something great but he always seems busy with something.
          It means he isnt breaking free to create.
          Is that by design I dont know

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:44 pm

            I think he is too thick to follow instructions. So I am guessing he was winging it and relying on his football brain to tell himself to be where he is wanted at the right moments.

            • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:48 pm

              Maybe but sometimes he pulls greatness out if hats.
              Not enough though.

              • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:03 pm

                Still reminds me of Martin Peters. That arrival in the box at the right place and time.

            • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:24 pm

              Dele? I think he feckin’ ace. I don’t know if he’s thick, but I suspect that if he is too thick to follow instructions he wouldn’t have played in a WC semi-final or have been a significant part of a Prem squad which has achieved top four, three seasons on the bounce.

              • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:31 pm

                Emile Heskey. Carlton Cole. That is all I have to say in this matter. Life is like a box of chocolates…..

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 10:27 pm

    Tough learning curve for the England team and 5 Spurs players involved tonight, hopefully they learn from the experience and club and country benefit.

    • Freund or Foe 11/07/2018 at 10:29 pm

      We’re winners on the inside.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 10:30 pm

    This experience will have hurt, same as losing to Juve and ManU in the cup.
    Players should remember what it feels like and work out how to stop it happening again.

  • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 10:33 pm

    Disappointed obviously but good to have spent the match in the company of friends, cheers guys.

    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:35 pm

      Maybe it’s my age, but I’m over it already. A few years ago such a result would have knocked me back for days.

      Or maybe it’s the whisky…

      • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 10:37 pm

        Same here Taff. Maybe I didn’t really believe we were anywhere near good enough, so not really been able to get myself up for it. Never felt we could win it outright.

        • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 10:40 pm

          Oh, I did. I don’t think there’s an outstanding team in this tournament and we seemed to be getting better as we went on. No reason at all why we couldn’t have gone on to win the thing.

          Unfortunately we caught a crab tonight.

        • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:53 pm

          I thought we had a chance because of the injuries Croatia had and the energy they expounded from their last game.
          But not more than that.
          France looked the biz in 2 of the last 3
          Streets ahead

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 10:39 pm

        Me too.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 11/07/2018 at 11:11 pm

          Me three.

          • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 11:15 pm

            Pfft. Plastic fans, the pair of you.

      • ronwol196061 11/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

        We dont have the passing talent
        But we list the one edge we do have and thats kicking up the emotion. They were too cool and got too cold

  • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:09 pm

    I am gutted we didn’t reach the final. It was to be played on my 59th birthday and my boy would have come home to watch it with me (at a strategically chosen pub).

    Can I blame ENIC? Levy? Sterling? The French? Aussies?
    Dammit. I feel disentitled! (I made that word up for effect)

    • UnkleTaff 11/07/2018 at 11:12 pm

      Blame me, if you like. I’m too drunk to give a sh*t.

  • Flat Oeuf 11/07/2018 at 11:15 pm

    Sniper
    Our pleasant and accommodating host somewhere else mentioned another blog started by RF so I went searching. Found lots of names here I enjoyed sharing banter and humour with and the rest is history.
    I wasn’t invited. Does that mean I am binned? Lol

    Snipey, you’re very welcome here. Certainly would’ve invited you if I’d had yr details.

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:19 pm

      I was assuming my email address shows each time I post. I got nothing to hide including my name…. Others online seem to revel in threats about knowing who you are and where etc.
      I shall try not to outstay my welcome!

      • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 11:24 pm

        Only the admins can see the email addresses of users and this info is protected under data protection rules. A certain blogger seems to disregard such things with gay abandon.

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:29 pm

          I don’t worry about such matters. If anyone wants to find me, I will happily make myself available. But I do have a very nasty streak concealed beneath a very affable exterior.

      • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:44 pm

        There’s a general but flexible rule here that arbitrary and spiteful binnings of genuine contributors is not going to happen.

        Anyone genuine can post any point of view as long as they are prepared to defend it and do so without resorting to personal slurs or character assassination.

        Play the ball, etc etc.

        Levy is a c*nt and so are you if you don’t agree with me, won’t work here.I

        Anyhoo, you’re very welcome here, bredrin, we’ve always enjoyed the craic together. COYS!

  • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:36 pm

    Sadly I have to say you guys were right. I was banned by HH simply for commenting on here. Very sad really.

    • Freund or Foe 11/07/2018 at 11:40 pm

      Wanker. Him, not you 😁

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:40 pm

      Really?! I guess I am banned too, then. Shame. I felt a nice connect with some of the guys like Gus and Glos.
      Ah well. No great loss to me.

      • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:45 pm

        It appears Harry is not happy with a few. I will miss Glos, Gus and Nilly and a few others.
        I have to say I do not understand this at all.

      • Caspurs 11/07/2018 at 11:45 pm

        Both blogs could have coexisted quite happily with people posting on both, sadly that’s not what H wants.

        • Freund or Foe 11/07/2018 at 11:47 pm

          Far Kim.

      • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:46 pm

        My first notion was that my comments were moderated and then not showing and today I saw HH post a comment, about one door closes type stuff.

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:49 pm

          Very childish and lacking in simple social awareness. I guess it’s his blog and his choices. Like the fat useless kid we all knew as kids. It’s my ball and I’m going home!

          • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:57 pm

            Wel, it *was* my ball.

        • DAVID 11/07/2018 at 11:50 pm

          Sorry to hear that, especially as your comments on here were in no way critical or disrespectful to the other blog.

          • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:53 pm

            Hi David, yes I didn’t want to go down that track, after all he did provide the site although quite acid at times. He was truly helpful with the Halibut thing. It was eclectic but it was entertainment.
            Now I will enjoy this site and thank god it is here. Well done to all.

            • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 11:54 pm

              Noice.

        • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:53 pm

          Yes, I read that. My initial and abiding thought on seeing that was: Excellent advertising! Thank you!

          Yes, I know he called us and anyone who wants to retain a connection with us c*nts, but so what? Some of us are!

          Everyone over there knows what we are about, so the more PR he does for us the better!

          • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 11:53 pm

            I was just telling Mrs Nut thhe very same thing.

            • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:01 am

              Something tells me, one is in decline whilst the other is growing at a healthy rate. Which makes me smile.

              • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 12:02 am

                Slowly, slowly, catchy manky.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 12/07/2018 at 12:32 am

                Makes me smile too! One unexpected & major bonus is knowing how much this place is pissing H off 🙂 What a turd.

          • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:12 am

            I can confirm, I am a c@nt.

            • Syd 12/07/2018 at 12:13 am

              I am too apparently. Secretly I always knew it

              • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:20 am

                Embrace the c@nt.

                • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:21 am

                  If you c@nt beat em, join em.

                  • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:23 am

                    I c@nt, therefore I am.

                • Syd 12/07/2018 at 12:44 am

                  done

            • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:14 am

              Brian C@nt?

              • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:18 am

                The very same.

                • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 12:23 am

                  Immanuel was a right Kant.

    • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:47 pm

      Really? Even you, Syd? Then again, Bruxie a long time advocate of T** **y’s was also banned for posting here.

      Ne’er mind Syd, you’re one of the good guys and you and Hal are very welcome here.

      • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:50 pm

        Thanks fatty. I see most of the crew are here so I will be able to banter from afar as usual. Great entertainment and my greatest hope is that one day I can meet all you folk.
        I was thinking wouldn’t it be cool if everyone could have a flag next to their handle indicating what country they reside. Good for travelling contacts as well.
        Is that doable???

        • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:52 pm

          Good idea. But having the Kiwi flag next to my name would feel a bit of a let down for a Londoner!

          • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:57 pm

            love it.. My second fav country. I could live in Queenstown. Been there so many times and truly one of the most beautiful places on this Oeuf. I recommend it to anyone going there. People fantastic as well.

            • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 11:58 pm

              Huzzah, you wrote ‘Oeuf’. You have earned a shiny silver stripe.

              • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:59 pm

                My first

        • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:55 pm

          I’m sure it is doable, the Oeufmeister will know, but even if it isn’t, suggestions like these are welcome.

          • 61SpursNut 11/07/2018 at 11:56 pm

            The emojis could do that in log-in n,est pas?

            • Fatty Burns 11/07/2018 at 11:58 pm

              Alongside the screen name? Yeah. Ron already does it, I think.

              • Fatty Burns 12/07/2018 at 12:03 am

                Maybe not.

          • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 11:57 pm

            I am Spurtacus

            • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:58 pm

              No! I’m Spurtacus

              • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:03 am

                I’m a pwoper Kent!

              • 💋 12/07/2018 at 12:05 am

                Who? This guy?

                • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 12:09 am

                  Bingo!

  • Syd 11/07/2018 at 11:58 pm

    On that subject if anyone is coming down under please do look me up. I would be only to happy to show you around and catch up for a pint or two..

    • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 12:03 am

      Are you on the West Island of NZ?

      • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:05 am

        Syd is in Aus I think.

        • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 12:07 am

          Yeh. The West Island we call it

          • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:09 am

            You Antipodeans, wodda you like eh…

      • Syd 12/07/2018 at 12:12 am

        Yes the BIGGER one lol. Full of Kiwi’s

  • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 12:06 am

    Harry v Durchi, fellow oeufers.

    • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 12:07 am

      Schlong for now

    • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 12:08 am

      Oh reservoir mon cher

    • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:16 am

      Alf Wierdo Sane.

  • Syd 12/07/2018 at 12:17 am

    Syd Signing off for now folks.

  • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 12:21 am

    DAVID
    Sorry to hear that, especially as your comments on here were in no way critical or disrespectful to the other blog.

    I wonder about SSG. A thoroughly decent chap who, to my recollection, has never done anything other than chat Spurs in the most inoffensive way. Will he be “purged” by T** **y? I hope not, genuinely.

    He’s very welcome to hang out here and the other place, if he so chooses, as far as we’re concerned.

    • Freund or Foe 12/07/2018 at 12:25 am

      You didn’t check the small print.

      • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 11:40 am

        I couldn’t see it.

    • Syd 12/07/2018 at 12:34 am

      I just saw this on the way out the door. Fatty the fact is, if posters from both sites were to arrange to meet in a pub the only person it would seem who would not be happy is HH. Ridiculous really isn’t it? since he was the catalyst for bringing us all together.

      • ronwol196061 12/07/2018 at 1:06 am

        Its about control not respect
        We all would have stayed if respect was at a reasonable level

  • SeattleSpursGuy 12/07/2018 at 2:30 am

    Fatty B

    DAVID
    Sorry to hear that, especially as your comments on here were in no way critical or disrespectful to the other blog.

    I wonder about SSG. A thoroughly decent chap who, to my recollection, has never done anything other than chat Spurs in the most inoffensive way. Will he be “purged” by T** **y? I hope not, genuinely.
    He’s very welcome to hang out here and the other place, if he so chooses, as far as we’re concerned.

    I seem to have been. Posted a few comments before I realized they weren’t materializing. Sad, but he’s guv of that place. Ah well; doors, windows and all that.

    • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 3:41 am

      Sorry to hear that. I guess I am in the same boat, I haven’t tried posting.
      It’s not our loss it’s a loss to those seeking clicks and attention from whence we came.

      Others will continue to vote with their feet, no doubt!

      • McG ⚽⚽ 12/07/2018 at 7:43 am

        It’s pathetic, & hilarious at the same time. I have to say I’m loving it as it happens, getting under his skin makes me very happy!!

  • foeorfreund 12/07/2018 at 9:29 am

    The morning after, eh?
    I’m over it. Bring on the new PL season and our new shiny stadium!!
    Less than 4 weeks to kick off, and I’ve got a 2 week holiday in between. Good times.

    • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 9:39 am

      I’m not quite there yet. The Oeuf is feeling a little flatter today. Still in the what ifs and coulda woulda shouldas. If only we’d….

      Might have to do some rugged analcyst to get it off my chest.

      • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 9:48 am

        You deffo need to lance that one Flatty. Snot good for you.

        • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 9:55 am

          Aggrieved.

  • ronwol196061 12/07/2018 at 10:04 am

    Im sorry yesterday Iwaa only looking at Englands performance not Croatias thinking England had the choice to keep up the momentum rather than be affected by Croatias reaction. England just were not good enough.
    Read an articke this a.m. in the Independent. I thought Englands energy changed because if their own tactucs as they looked in control and seemed to rest in that

    • DAVID 12/07/2018 at 10:28 am

      No worries Ron, frustrating and disapointing in equal measure, think they were just that little bit better than us, certainly in midfield and controlling that area usually pays dividends.
      Didn’t help that our hopes were raised by that first half performance, think their experience told in the end, bit like our game with Juve.

      • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 10:43 am

        Watched it again today. In hindsight, Southgate was too rigid in his belief in his 3-5-2. We didn’t have any guile to match Croatia in the middle of the park.
        I reckon a good old 4-4-2 with Tripps one side and Rose the other at the back. Drop Walker. Dele central behind Kane and Rashford. Hendo or Dier at right central MF and Linguard or Sterling wide of him with Young left of Dele. Hendo or Dier holding with Dele pushing on.
        Ah well. It looked obvious from my armchair! Lots of tracking back and funneling in. Boosh!

        • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 10:51 am

          Southgate has been a breath of fresh air for the England team, and he has done a helluva good job, but I will say he’s not the most tactically astute, focusing on one system alone is a bit naive.

          • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 10:56 am

            Nothing but respect for the man. Helluvah nice guy. Intelligent. Thoughtful. Human.
            He brought us all lots of hope and pride after so many years.

    • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 10:50 am

      I understood the point you were making, Ron. In the heat of the disappointment the language on both sides of any debate gets scrutinised and blogging doesn’t allow immediate nuanced alterations in the same way face to face conversation does. I appreciate everyone’s contribution, even when O disagree or see others disagreeing. As long as we keep on playing the ball, we won’t go far wrong on here.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 12/07/2018 at 10:30 am

    Big chance missed yesterday but overall apart from the odd blip thought they gave it their best. I think reaching the semis is as good as it gets for us when you look at the team and the squad. Don’t see us actually ever winning it again, in my lifetime anyway, but was there in 66 so can’t be greedy. Just happy that I can watch an England team again and enjoy it which I haven’t done for many, many years.

  • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 10:54 am

    ronwol196061
    Its about control not respect
    We all would have stayed if respect was at a reasonable level

    Respect? Just on my laptop instead of my tablet and note that there’s a drop down box in that other place when you hover over FAQ’s top right.
    First link item says “Bother these c**ts instead” and brings you here.

    If that’s not the most purile, ignorant and downright arrogant thing I ever saw online, nothing is!

    I’m gobsmacked. Who took the jam out of HIS donut? Or did someone here shag his missus?

    • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 11:05 am

    • UnkleTaff 12/07/2018 at 11:07 am

      He thinks it’s genius.

      Bless him.

    • Bruxie 12/07/2018 at 11:07 am

      I am gobsmacked at this and have just visited and seen the link. I just cannot understand the mindset behind all this. There was so much negativity that I used to refrain from addressing most of the lead articles and post unrelated points. I assumed that there was a good deal of devil’s advocating going on but I’m now of the opinion there’s a broom being brandished to clear the way for a more provocative and confrontational image. Click bait indeed.

  • Syd 12/07/2018 at 11:13 am

    Good evening all. So can I ask was there ever a definition of what a flat earther is?

    • Caspurs 12/07/2018 at 11:16 am

      Reasonable.

      • Superspoz 🏆 12/07/2018 at 11:26 am

        Exactly that. Contrary to popular belief, a flat earther is the most sceptical of all.

  • HD 12/07/2018 at 11:15 am

    Sorry for your loss fellas. I am on the fringes in Butte, Montana.

    • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 11:29 am

      We are Butte hurt.

      • UnkleTaff 12/07/2018 at 11:34 am

        Not that there’s anything…

    • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 11:34 am

      Hey Horns, SSG invited you for a beer if you’re up his way.

  • Bruxie 12/07/2018 at 11:20 am

    I’m worried for Spurs as the new season approaches. No rest for the WC players and a lack of new entrants. The friendlies will tell us a lot but I expect a slow start which as usual will affect the level of success at the end of the season.
    Physically and emotionally, we’ll be behind the lesser clubs with fewer internationals and we could pay for it big time.
    Just got my Fulham ticket in last year’s Wembley seat. Hope all the familiar faces have done the same. Thought I’d lost touch with most. Anyone on here up for a pint before the game?

    • Superspoz 🏆 12/07/2018 at 11:24 am

      Poch has an almighty task ahead of him, heads will need sorting out, hopefully not Hugo’s mind you.

      • Bruxie 12/07/2018 at 11:26 am

        Allez Les Bleus.
        Hugo. Hugo.

    • 61SpursNut 12/07/2018 at 11:31 am

      Not going to Wembley but defo up for a partaaay on 15 September.

      • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 11:39 am

        15 September?

        • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 11:41 am

          Liverpool game back at home.

          • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 11:55 am

            I thought he was talking about an Eouf Wind and Fire concert.

  • Superspoz 🏆 12/07/2018 at 11:35 am

    Anyway back to spurs. Im expecting big things from Lamela and winks this season. With a proper preseason under their belts they should hit the ground running.

    • Fatty B 12/07/2018 at 11:38 am

      Winks is knocking off one of them Love Island bints.

  • Flat Oeuf 12/07/2018 at 11:39 am

    Gentle ‘surgical’ new bloeug:

    https://flatoeuf.com/gentle-vivisection/

  • ronwol196061 12/07/2018 at 11:52 am

    Flat Oeuf
    I understood the point you were making, Ron. In the heat of the disappointment the language on both sides of any debate gets scrutinised and blogging doesn’t allow immediate nuanced alterations in the same way face to face conversation does. I appreciate everyone’s contribution, even when O disagree or see others disagreeing. As long as we keep on playing the ball, we won’t go far wrong on here.

    This is why I call you a mensch, Flat.

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