Where Wolf in London?

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And so we welcome Wolves to Wembley, only the fifth time the Molineux outfit have visited one of our home grounds in the Premier League era, where our White Hart Lane record against them reads won two, lost one, drawn one. Hopefully their first visit to play us at Wembley will see us chalk up our first ‘home’ win against them since 2010, with their last visit, in January 2012, ending in a 1-1 stalemate. Given they were relegated that season, it’s definitely one of the results in our history we can all shake our heads over and mutter ‘if only’: Had all else stayed the same, a victory in this fixture would have seen us finish third and Chelsea take Arsenal’s place in the following season’s CL: Who knows what sort of sliding-door moments that change in results might have led to – Redknapp staying on and building the dynasty he spoke of so eloquently (once the England job had been given to Hodgson), Modric being persuaded to stay, Hazard being persuaded to sign. Maybe, perhaps, an earlier ousting for Wenger, whose Arsenal team would again keep us out of the CL by a single point the following season.
No-one can know for sure. But, almost certainly, CL qualification that season would have seen Redknapp remain manager, so it’s maybe a thought which flashed through his mind as he was knocking back fish eye juice in the jungle last month. Or maybe his mind turned to the five-two stuffing Arsenal gave us five weeks later, the three-one home loss to United the following week, the one-all home draw against Stoke two weeks later, or the two-one home loss to Norwich in April as our lead over Arsenal was wasted away in a second half of the season run of results which also included draws away to Sunderland and Aston Villa and a two-one defeat to relegated QPR.
Mixed in amongst all this was a five-one drubbing by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. Even with Martin Atkinson’s eagerness to award Chelsea a goal that never was to make it two-nil early on in the second half, it’s understandable why Levy sat back at the end of that season and decided it was yet again time for a change.
And what a change those six or so years have eventually led to: Our highest three finishes of the Premier League era, three consecutive CL campaigns, consecutive participation in the knock-out phases for the first ever time, and, now, our best ever start to a Premier League season.
Even though we haven’t lifted a single trophy in any of these seasons, this is what I used to yearn for during the vast majority of the Scholar, Sugar and ENIC years: A team that was capable of playing attractive football, a team that was capable of beating anyone on its day, but, also, a team that rarely dropped points to teams it had no business dropping points to; a team where every single result begins to matter more and more as the season progresses, and not in terms of staving off relegation or battling Arsenal for fourth or in lifting the odd Carabo Cup, but in terms of maybe just maybe winning the league – a team where you could make a comment about us maybe just maybe winning the league and not feel slightly ridiculous, because, ahead of the Poch years, in my time as a match-going supporter, I’ve only really felt we were proper challengers once, in 84-85, when an early April two-one home defeat to eventual champions Everton effectively put us out of a race we would finally finish third in: Even that season, when we still had the bulk of the team that had won two FA Cups and the EUFA Cup to call on, we lost to Villa away and Arsenal and Ipswich at home around that defeat, and Watford beat us five one at The Lane the following month.
We’ve definitely had some great sides since then – my own favourite being the 86/87 one – but rarely for back-to-back seasons, and season-on-season improvements are usually because we were pap the previous year.
Not so this season, where we’re comparing our progress against our three best premier league finishes: In the two seasons we finished third, we had 34 and 35 points after nineteen games. In the season we finished second, we had 39.
So we’re presently six points better off than we were at the same stage of our best ever PL campaign, and 11 points better off than we were following games against equivalent opposition last season.
Premier league era-wise, we really have never had it so good for such a sustained period of time, and, even better – at least as far as this season’s concerned – our performances are now regularly catching the eye as much as our results, something that definitely wasn’t the case earlier on in the season.
If City have taught us one thing over the past few weeks, though, it’s that you can’t take anything for granted. Wolves might be having an inconsistent first season back in the big-time, but they’ve drawn with City and Arsenal at home, recently beaten Chelsea at Molineux, and, earlier on in the season, drawn with United away. At the tail end of November, though, in-between drawing with Arsenal and beating Chelsea, they lost at home to Huddersfield and away to Cardiff. In short, they’re having the same sort of season we used to regularly have.
Our visit to them on 3rd November was one of our more bizarre performances of the season: Wolves had a good goal wrongly chalked off before we carved out a commanding three-nil lead with a Kane goal in the 61st minute, only for some poor defensive choices leading to Foyth giving away two penalties on his full PL debut and a nervy end to the game. Our next game after that was the must-win Wembley game against PSV, which we did, and, since then, other than the PL visit to Arsenal, we’ve notched up seven straight league wins, qualified for the CL knockout stages, and put Arsenal out of the Carabo. If we play as well as we have been, how Wolves play against us shouldn’t really matter. But, treating Swansea at Wembley as the equivalent fixture last season, we drew this game nil-nil. We mustn’t take anything for granted. We must take it one game at a time. Because, right now, we’re the invisible third-horse in a two-horse title-race. One of those two teams is trying to become the first team to retain the title since Fergie’s United in 2008/09, and, arguably, is more likely to be judged on how they do in the Champions League than the Premier League. The other team is the only team in the past ten seasons to have been top at Christmas and not gone on to win the league, a trick they’ve managed to pull off twice, which, maybe, in the backs of their minds, will compound the fact they’ve reached several cup-finals under Klopp and lost each one.
As much as we have the same sort of ‘bottle-job’ tag hanging over us as the Dippers undoubtedly do, we have a settled team which has consistently performed better post-Christmas. We also have no real right to be where we are, considering the net-spend situation and the Wembley situation, which should mean our players feel less pressure. And I very much doubt we will see the sort of opposition capitulations in City’s and Liverpool’s remaining games – or opposition players coming out and openly saying they would rather either of those teams were champions over us – that we saw during the run-in with Leicester. So maybe, just maybe… but, as we all know, there have been so many maybe moments at Tottenham, and few of them have ended up well. Maybe this one will turn out the same. But, then again, maybe not, because City have shown any team can suffer a wobble. Liverpool may suffer one too.
If we can avoid a wobble against Wolves, then take things one game at a time, we’re going to be in the mix as we finally head home to The New Lane. Who would have thought that when the transfer window closed in the summer? Or in the vast majority of the last thirty-odd years? But, then, way back in 2011/12, when we found ourselves third behind the two Manchester clubs on forty-two points following nineteen games – and six points clear of Arsenal in fifth – who would have thought the season would end with a P45 for poor Harry? Poch, mate. Best watch your step.

Comments
  • Caspurs 29/12/2018 at 11:57 pm

    Ok, the game was shite but, it was good to meet up with Bruxie, flatty and Northern Spur. I confess I’ve only just got home after drowning my sorrows with NS and a few other really nice yids. So yes I am somewhat inebriated, but all I have to say is, Trippier, pfft! Winks, meh! Somehow I doubt I shall change my mind in the cold light of day…

    • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 12:03 am

      Consolation prize? We got to watch the arse get battered by the pooh, which made life a tad easier to deal with. : )

  • Flat Oeuf 30/12/2018 at 7:24 am

    That second half is on Poch I’m afraid. It was clear from the off that Wolves were in the ascendancy (signs at the end of the first half) and needed pegging back with some pace at wing back. We were getting increasingly boxed in and they are too good technically to allow that for 45 mins. We’re tired yet only use 2 subs? Bad day at the office today. Another slow reaction from Poch to events unfolding on the pitch costs us the game is my take on it.

    Onwards and Upwards.

  • Bruxie 30/12/2018 at 9:24 am

    Bang on, Flatster.
    Davies was diabolical.

    I said at the end of the game that everyone in the stadium got what they deserved.
    EVERYONE.

    The crowd wer soul less. Sitting down in the West Stand FFS.
    6 y.o. kids crying in place of season ticket holders who sold their tickets back to the club.
    Dreadful.
    Out sung by the splendid Wolves fans.

    Everyone got what they deserved.

  • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 10:33 am

    From the start, when Davies was struggling with the raw pace of Traore, you could see the wrong choices had been made and we’d struggle all match. Why, when Rose is much quicker was he not preferred, and let Davies play against Cardiff (he even understands the lingo!). Same with Trippier, KWP at least gets forward. He may have less experience but Trippier wasn’t showing his to any good effect yesterday. Weak.
    We were overrun in midfield once Alli went off second half, Sissoko didn’t know what position to take and was firefighting as best he could to help our backs, leaving Winks in the middle as Eriksen seemed to disappear. I can’t remember what Moura did either.
    Is Alli carrying an injury?

  • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 10:55 am

    The next up and coming player Spurs will miss out on will be Jarred Bowen at Hull. He looks well worth the relatively small fee (10 million) to get a homegrown addition to the squad. Fifteen goals last year, ten so far this, for a winger is an excellent return.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 11:05 am

      Watched Leeds recently and saw a kid called Clarke on the wing (not Sniffer) who looked a good prospect.

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 11:22 am

        Watched Rangers Celtic yesterday. All the players were particularly shite, but the ref had a great game and looked a good prospect.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 11:26 am

          Sign him up.

          • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 11:27 am

            Is he home grown? If knot….

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 11:28 am

              I bieve he did grow up in a home. So let’s get him in Levy.

        • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:28 am

          Is he a left footer?

          • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 11:30 am

            Yes, for 50% of the time.

      • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 11:23 am

        The problem is Poch’s system doesn’t use conventional wingers, they tend to be inverted (10 yards in from the touchline), and yesterday was a good example of that. Both fullbacks couldn’t get forward, yet we didn’t use the pace of Son or Moura to exploit the space on the wings in order to get in behind the Wolves defence and create different problems for them.

        • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:27 am

          When we have a flat back four you’d think a wide forward could be accommodated. Surely Nkoudou was on the bench precisely because Poch was contemplating that scenario?

          This Jarred Bowen chappie scored the two goals that beat Leeds yesterday.

  • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:31 am

    A resurgent Cardiff will welcome a knackered out Spurs on New Year’s Day.
    You’d think that they don’t have players of the quality of Moutinho and Neves to seriously threaten us, but we need to find some energy by playing Foyth, Skipp, Rose, KWP and Lamela for that one.

    • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:34 am

      I wasn’t too impressed by Lloris either.

      • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:43 am

        The Jiminez goal just trickled in past our world class goalkeeper. Awful.

        • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 11:45 am

          And through our world class defenders Tobes legs, who got nowhere near tight enough to him.

          • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:49 am

            Toby was also not actually marking anyone when the first header went in. He was asleep. Have a look at his positioning. And the lack of understanding between Toby and Trippier set up their third goal as we gave away possession.

            • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 11:52 am

              Yep.

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:18 pm

              I don’t think Tobes is as good when hes not with Jan. Jan is good without Tobes but together I think they’re the best in the league.

              • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:25 pm

                I think Vertonghen is our best defender. Overall, we’ve coped very well without him these past few weeks.

                I’d like to see how well Liverpool would fare if they lost van Dijk for an appreciable length of time.

                • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:31 pm

                  Don’t know about the stats but I think our injury record is far worwe than the Dippers. Only long term injury they have is Gomez I think.

                  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 12:33 pm

                    And the Ox

                  • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 12:38 pm

                    Pooh haven’t lost any key players to injury, whereas we have lost almost all of our key players to injury at some point this season (with the exception of Kane, Son and Moura). Considering our injury record this season, I think we’re doing pretty well.

                    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 1:03 pm

                      Every pundit in the land thinks we’re doing pretty well taking all the circumstances into consideration.

  • cavey 30/12/2018 at 11:39 am

    Wolves were just their usual selves defending stoutly for 70 minutes and coming at us for the final 20 minutes. Had the game at their place lasted another 10 minutes theres no way we’d have taken 3 points out of Molineux. How Poch didn’t see that is beyond me. Santos plays that way constantly. On top of that not playing Rose against Trarory was suicidal. Sometimes Poch is clueless and one of those days was yesterday. Lloris, Davies, Trippier and especially Winks were inferior to Wolves team, they ran them ragged. Rant over.

    • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 11:47 am

      I think Winks was exposed without support once Alli went off. He does a lot of covering at the moment. Eriksen was the no show second half.

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 11:51 am

        This. The issues started from the front, hardly any movement, so the ball came backwards/sideways or was forced meaning we lost possession. Dele wasn’t ready, Son wasn’t on one, Kane looked inane. Don’t get the Winks bashing at all, he worked his nuts off the whole game, but had a particularly lazy and ineffective 4/5 in front of him.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:03 pm

          Yep I’d go along with that view of Winks. I specifically tried to note how proactive he was in passing forward when he had the ball in light of some criticism in that quarter and I couldn’t fault him personally in his decision making. He made excellent ground in trying to get back to stop their last goal at the end of the match and nearly stopped it.

        • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:12 pm

          Add me to the list of people who don’t get the Winks bashing. He pretty much bossed the game for most of the first half.

          I just wish he’d pass it forward more often, that’s all…

          • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 12:35 pm

            Winks has been growing on me, but I don’t think he had a particularly good game yesterday, would like to see his stats. Seems Poch was quite happy to give 4th a chance, yet when KWP puts in a MOTM performance he gets dumped back on the bench, smacks a bit. Also, we could all see Davies was not cutting it, but no changes from Poch. He does make odd decisions at times.

          • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 12:42 pm

            See below on Winks passing!

  • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:20 pm

    A week ago Chelsea lost at home to Leicester (who have since been beaten by Cardiff) and City lost at home to Palace.

    Pochettino’s right. These players aren’t machines. They can’t be expected to perform at the highest level every single game. Occasionally performances such as the one we saw yesterday are going to happen. Smaller teams can upset the apple cart. It’s one of the reasons why the game is so wonderful.

    But since Pochettino has arrived I’ve noticed that, more often than not, every poor performance is followed up with a very good one. Cardiff beware — I fully expect us to take our frustrations out on them on Tuesday.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:34 pm

      I hope you’re right Taff although unfortunately this is a resurgent Cardiff side who have had some results lately and not the same side who couldn’t buy a win at the beginning of the season.

      • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 12:36 pm

        300+ games without defeat to a promoted side then two on the spin?

      • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:38 pm

        Resurgent? They beat a reportedly ‘tired’ Leicester in injury time, drew 0-0 with Palace and before that were thumped at home by Man Utd. And before that they were beaten by Watford.

        I think ‘resurgent’ is putting it a bit strong.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:41 pm

          Yep, resurgent would be too strong perhaps butvwas trying to phrase it in context of their previous terrible form. Perhaps a bit more resilient is better?

          • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 12:43 pm

            Resilient?

            • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:49 pm

              🙂

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:58 pm

              Okay how about extremely brittle and flaky!?

  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 12:35 pm

    We’re doomed i tell ya!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 12:38 pm

      We are with Poch in charge.

      • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 12:49 pm

        McG out! How very dare you!

  • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 12:40 pm

    Spurs stat man, tweeted that Winks made 92 passes against Wolves, of which:
    23 Sideways
    26 Backwards
    43 Forwards.
    Who says he only passes backward?

    • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:42 pm

      93.5% successful.

      • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 12:44 pm

        Good stats!

      • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 12:46 pm

        No fouls conceded either.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 12:43 pm

      I’d like to know how many times caught in posession etc. Still more backwards & sideways passes than forwards against a relegation side…

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:44 pm

        As a defensive midfielder! Crikey, if that’s not looking for the negatives….

        • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:02 pm

          I would actually like to see him in a more attacking role. He plays with his head up and his passing accuracy always speaks for itself. Right now, with our injuries he is in a more defensive role. I think creativity could be his strength. But then I am weird.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 1:04 pm

            Not at all, with that pass % of his, I recon it could be put to far better use, depends on whether he’s got the vision for those slide rule passes…

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:06 pm

              Ive not seen anything in Winks that says he can do that,as HD says he does play with his head up,by what I see though he is not creative in the slightest

              • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:13 pm

                Part of that, I think, is that he usually has Eriksen and Dele in front of him. He is not being asked to be creative. I just see something in him that tells me he could be. We all see it different.

          • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 1:12 pm

            Agree mate, though that’s tough with Eriksen in the team, and Sissoko who is more box to box. He’d have more freedom with Dier playing, but not sure we could drop Sissoko right now, he’s playing out of his skin. I’m sure he’ll get his chances further up.

            • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:14 pm

              Agree.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:17 pm

            Thats true but until he hits a few telling balls I cant go with that. He should be doing that now occasionally at least as the players positions are not fixed all the time. Sissoko for instance plays all over the field up and down. Now its possible Poch restricts Winks..but still he should be making things happen despite that. Creative players would do that in any case

            • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 1:18 pm

              He does, Ron.

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:27 pm

                I havent seen too much of it.
                PLease do me a favour let me know the times of these telling passes…I record some of the games Ill check it

                • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 1:34 pm

                  That’s just a bad case of Ronblindness, dude. It’s a terrible affliction, causing the sufferer to ignore things that happen and believe things that don’t happen. Past cases involve players such as Eriksen, NKoudou, and a belief that Moura is a playmaker, though currently it seems to focus on Winks. 😁😁

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:40 pm

                    I didnt focus on Winks.If you read my posts yesterday I said very little about Winks.Im jusrt reacting today to some of the posts that I see are out there.

              • cavey 30/12/2018 at 1:29 pm

                If your talking about Winks, I disagree. I do agree with Ron. He did nothing yesterday that was positive, I watched him all game and he was playing safe, afraid to make a mistake. I expect him to take the bull by the horns more but he’s afraid of his own shadow!

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:31 pm

                  Right on Cavey I watched him too.

                • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:35 pm

                  I believe he is playing exactly how Poch wants him to play, in the role that he being asked to play. Again, we all see it differently, as I always watch him. 👀

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:46 pm

        If there’s no one in a good position in front of him to pass to, what do you expect him to do?

        • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 12:48 pm

          Shoot.

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:50 pm

        Relegation side in 7th? That has only lost to us out of the top six?

        • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 12:51 pm

          And Liverpool

          • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:52 pm

            Soz, yep.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 12:56 pm

              And we’re the only side in the top 10 they’ve beaten away, brilliant.

              • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 12:58 pm

                Gazcrack? Is that you???

                • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 12:59 pm

                  😂

              • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 1:00 pm

                Your on the wrong blog.

                • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 1:02 pm

                  Lol, I’m not hugely serious here, just didn’t think that was one of Winks better games, and certainly not one of Poch’s for that matter.

                  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 1:18 pm

                    Winks was arguably our best player yesterday, quite how you are singling him out when across the team we were poor i don’t get.

                    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:21 pm

                      Especially in the first half. The whole squad hit the wall in the second half.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:28 pm

                      Our best playerFFS ????????

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 4:00 pm

                      I’m not singling him out beast, I just didn’t agree he had a particularly good game was all. I single out Davies & Tripper tho, thought they were both atrocious.

              • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 1:00 pm

                Wembley is not HOME!

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:08 pm

                  Home is in the head. Its all psychological bullshit.

                  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 1:15 pm

                    Dear oh dear! So you don’t think that Anfield and it’s atmosphere makes any difference to Liverpool when they play at home?

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:19 pm

                      Of course it does,but does Anfield make Liverpool or does Liverpool make Anfield?

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 1:21 pm

                    Wembers is soulless Ron, you have to go there to truly appreciate how it sucks the life out of generating an atmosphere. The relationship between the players and the fans is symbiotic, as I’m sure you understand, they both feed from themselves.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:25 pm

                      Andy really for me the players are 2nd in the league. This is a cup game for me. Make the fans sing dont wait for them thats my view. The poor bastards had to go to WEmbley a horrible location difficult to get there and back and this millionaires are waiting for the fans rather that treating their fans to a full effort.

                    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:25 pm

                      Obviously I have never been there but you can sense the lack of atmosphere when watching it on the the screen. WHL was reciprocal, the players responded to the place and vice versa. Hope we can achieve that in our new home.

                    • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 1:26 pm

                      Yesterdays atmosphere was truly awful. The sooner we get out of that place the better.

                    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 1:34 pm

                      They’re not robots Ron. I still maintain the first half was better than the Bournemouth one in that we restricted Wolves to far fewer chances. The difference was we didn’t tuck the chances away as we did against the cherries. If we’d got a second and definitely a third we’d have probably got a few more second half as Wolves would have folded or had to try all out attack to get back into the game which would have given us many more chances on the break.

                    • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 1:35 pm

                      The warning signs were there in the Bournemouth game.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:37 pm

                      It didnt deter Wolves did it

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:10 pm

                  Wembley is not home for the fans but it would be better if the players played for the fans rather that the players needing the fans before they play well.Who is getting paid here???

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:03 pm

    89Spurs
    Spurs stat man, tweeted that Winks made 92 passes against Wolves, of which:
    23 Sideways
    26 Backwards
    43 Forwards.
    Who says he only passes backward?

    Again this only quantifies and doesnt qualify. He passes are mostly short
    He also was dispossessed a few times (We all were mind you)
    I do think this game was a full Tottenham effort so not putting it on Winks
    Who played well is my question. I mean Harry yes,Sanchez looked good early,most of the others were terrible

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 1:06 pm

      When you say terrible Ron do you mean for the whole match or just the last half hour?

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:07 pm

        OK Ill change that,mediocre for most of the game and terrible for the last half an hour

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 1:07 pm

      I don’t blame Winks for yesterday, both full backs & Poch for me.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:11 pm

        You put a lot on KWP McG that he would have saved us but I havent seen too many tackles from him..he spent most of the last game up the field

        • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:17 pm

          Actually we could have used a take no prisoners, bulldozer, human wrecking machine like Aurier yesterday. He would have at least made them about attacking down the left.

          • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 1:18 pm

            *think

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:20 pm

            Yes we needed bite yesterday.The players were just roaming around. Look what happends in Ice Hockey they employ instigators to juice it up when things are not going well

          • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 1:20 pm

            Yes, high energy was needed and there was none evident. Aurier has energy and may have linked up fat better with Sissoko than Trippier who isn’t doing anything worthwhile.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 4:06 pm

          I’m not saying he’d have saved us, I just felt he deserved to keep his place after his motm in our previous game. We’ll never know for sure, but I think he’d have played better than Trippier yesterday, and Rose should have started, & at minimum been subbed on, Davies was cack.

  • Levymealone 30/12/2018 at 1:17 pm

    Winks can be a terrier at times, I’ll give him that, but I think he lacks the strength and athleticism required for that role in the modern game to make it at the highest level long-term.
    Regarding his passing stats, as Ron says, they quantify but don’t qualify. Yesterday quite a few of his passes were to a player who was not ‘set’ and ready to receive or behind the player, who then has to stop and readjust his position to try to control the ball that, this can result in losing possession, and I wonder who that stat goes to?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:36 pm

      I see Winks as a steady player and sometimes clubs need a player like that. When others are doing well like Eriksen Dele etc we dont need a Winks that expands the game. While he isnt a Dier in the tackle he is quite strong in the tackle.I just dont see him ebeing a great player and yesterday in a team where most were not creating etc anything he was not helping. Mediocre all the way round for me yesterday

      • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 1:40 pm

        I would like to know what ratings you would give to the team players, on yesterdays display, and I expect that Winks would be one of the top ones?

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:42 pm

          Ratings what fucking ratings?

          • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 1:44 pm

            Wouldn’t you rate their performance at all.? Or just blame someone

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:46 pm

              Im not blaming anyone in particular.I and just defending what I see as the truth

              • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 1:48 pm

                Yes we lost, live with it. I’m sure that we will lose again this season!

            • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 2:41 pm

              Ron usually waits for Raz’s ratings …

          • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 1:44 pm

            Calm down Ron, I think we all agree that yesterdays result was very disappointing, but hey it’s football, and these things happen. We move on, and hopefully upwards.

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:48 pm

              This is a blog and the game was dissapointing. Most people here have the players they believe in and the ones they dont.When we win its all love and all that and when we lose people say the way they feel thats the way it is Im not unique that way

    • cavey 30/12/2018 at 1:40 pm

      And the reason for that kind of passing is ‘he was scared shitless of making a mistake’

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:43 pm

        Cavey he is a conservative player thats all.

        • cavey 30/12/2018 at 1:45 pm

          I agree Ron, but before he got that injury that kept him out longtime, he was a high energy tough tackling midfielder who is now sterile.

  • cavey 30/12/2018 at 1:39 pm

    Spur Andy:- The difference was we didn’t tuck the chances away as we did against the cherries. That’s because the Wolves defence was impenetrable. They gave us our warning at their place but Poch didn’t take heed.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 1:44 pm

      Wolves play with a 5 man defence and are far more aggressive going forward with 3 players often spearheading the breakaways. Can’t really agree with the ‘impenetrable’ Cavey, they play well as a unit but we definitely created the chances to score.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:45 pm

        If 5 are defending and 3 are attacking where the fuck was our midfield????

      • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 1:47 pm

        I can’t really recall many, if any clear cut chances we created yesterday.

        • cavey 30/12/2018 at 1:49 pm

          Precisely, because Wolves defence didn’t allow it.

          • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 2:02 pm

            On a few odd occasions Davies got forward and failed to find a pass or cross. We couldn’t work the ball into their area, Kane scored from outside the box and Eriksen had a long range effort saved, Son missed with another long shot 5 minutes after Kane scored. Trippier had a free kick, that was about it.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 1:44 pm

    I dont think most of the players were worth talking about yesterday.

  • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 1:59 pm

    Lucas Moura’s goal against Bournemouth:

    https://streamvi.com/watch.php?video=1545838517

    Walker-Peters provided the assist, but he was found by a glorious (forward) pass from Winks, played from just outside the centre circle.

    • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 2:02 pm

      It wasn’t on purpose, he was trying to play it back to Lloris.

      • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 2:03 pm

        Ha ha! 😁

      • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 2:04 pm

        You are obviously near sighted. 👀😂

    • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 2:05 pm

      I think Rose and KWP would have made a big difference yesterday. We missed any thrust up the flanks.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 30/12/2018 at 2:11 pm

      and God forbid you ever say something good about Moura FFS!

  • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 2:05 pm

    I think I am able to sum up Poch’s response to yesterday’s loss in one word. “Work your ass off.”

    • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 2:06 pm

      Yerp. In 10 city.

  • Hartley 30/12/2018 at 2:12 pm

    It’s a long season, there will be a few more surprises along the way. Get rid of the Frenchman in goals.

    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 2:14 pm

      yep, and I could see the Zinger getting a spot against Cardiff.

      • Freund or Foe 30/12/2018 at 2:16 pm

        Zinger lickin’ good.

  • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 2:19 pm

    He won’t drop Loris against Cardiff, although he wasn’t very good against Wolves.

    • Hartley 30/12/2018 at 2:25 pm

      He probably won’t but he should

  • cavey 30/12/2018 at 2:27 pm

    Back down to 3rd again! City 1-0 up.

    • Hartley 30/12/2018 at 2:29 pm

      If we can’t beat wolves at 1-0 up or Watford at 1-0 up then third is a luxury.

    • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 2:29 pm

      Better to be 3rd than 13th?

  • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 2:28 pm

    First of many I fear!

  • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 2:35 pm

    If, as expected, City go on to win today they’ll be seven points behind Liverpool. If, as expected*, they then go on to beat Liverpool on Thursday that gap will be down to just four points.

    Then I suspect we’ll find out what Liverpool are really made of.

    * Well I expect them to.

    • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 2:58 pm

      Mystic Taff strikes again…

      • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 3:02 pm

        As you were.

        • Hartley 30/12/2018 at 3:14 pm

          I knew you were going to type that.

    • Goatboy333 30/12/2018 at 5:04 pm

      I make Liverpool favourites, on account of them having the better defence.

      Hope I’m wrong as given the choice between a City or Pool title win I’ll go City every time.

      • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 5:12 pm

        I despise the way City have gone about their business over the past few years, but I’d still rather they won the title than Liverpool. The thought of Klopp’s beaming mug should they eventually triumph is enough to make my stomach turn.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 5:28 pm

          +1

        • Goatboy333 30/12/2018 at 5:28 pm

          I find it impossible to dislike Klopp. He’s probably the one guy that would placate me if Poch left. But Liverpool winning the league would be a bitter pill to swallow. Fingers crossed City win on Thursday cos if Liverpool win that’s a long way back.

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 5:36 pm

            I used to really like him before Liverpool. Now I find his gurning acrobatic antics really irritating. Probably cos it’s with the dippers.

            • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 5:37 pm

              I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: he’s an attention-seeking whore.

              • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:47 pm

                If it ain’t Spurs, I want as few sides as possible to win it. So, grudgingly, it’d be City before Pooh… if it isn’t Spurs; although I don’t actually want any of the batsturds to win it. I’d rather WWIII broke out before any other side won it.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 4:30 pm

    I’m watching Groundhog Day, still well funny after all these years!

    • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 4:36 pm

      I watched it yesterday !!

      😮

      • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 4:43 pm

        I recorded it!

        • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 4:45 pm

          Thank goodness…🙃

    • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 4:44 pm

      Again?

      • Chauvelin 30/12/2018 at 4:45 pm

        And again…

  • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 5:20 pm

    I enjoy nothing of ManUnited except I am enjoying the players showing what a wankstain Mourinho was. Pretty sure that all Ole told them to do was go “play.”

    • SeattleSpursGuy 30/12/2018 at 5:21 pm

      He’s the man for the job.

      • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 5:24 pm

        Who would want a loser, Poch never won anything, and lost home to Wolves?

        • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:39 pm

          Patsy Pochettino.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 5:27 pm

      If I was a Manurist I’d be feeling more than a bit miffed that the players had effectively gone on strike just to get Moanhino out. No excuse for not giving 💯 % everytime you wear the shirt.

      • SeattleSpursGuy 30/12/2018 at 5:33 pm

        Pogba the worst offender there.

        • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:34 pm

          Yep. Wouldn’t want him anywhere near Spurs.

      • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:33 pm

        Agreed. I always give 100% when I’m wearing a shirt; 50% when I’m wearing a t-shirt; 25% if I’m wearing a vest (singlet to you USers); and, only 0-1% if I’m skins.

      • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 5:37 pm

        Don’t get me wrong, I am not sure I said how I felt properly. I too believe players should always give their all, all the time. But Mourinho was so restrictive and vindictive that he inevitably loses the the dressing room. That is my view.

      • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 5:48 pm

        If you were a manurist I definately wouldn’t want you to do nails Andy

  • Goatboy333 30/12/2018 at 5:33 pm

    Just watched a Harry Kane interview. Anyone ever noticed the amount of times he starts an answer with the word no, even if he’s in agreement?

    Q: So Harry, is it important to put this loss behind us and go on another winning run?
    A: No, definitely…

    Keeps me entertained anyway.

    • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:35 pm

      No, yeah, I have.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 5:40 pm

        You back up in the smoke tomorrow Fats?

        • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:41 pm

          Nosir.Weds.

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 5:42 pm

            Noice won.

    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 5:38 pm

      No way.

    • Goatboy333 30/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

      Don’t think that means anything. Every home fixture after Utd is listed as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Just hoping we get in for the Dortmund game.

    • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 5:49 pm

      Don’t get too excited.
      All our home fixtures via the club website are given as being played at our new ground until it’s confirmed they’ll be played at Wembley. This has been the case all season, so nothing new. I would wait for confirmation from the club. We are still in the process of getting the safety certification for the ground, not to mention we still have to hold 3 test events.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

        Shame we can’t just bung someone a few quid!

    • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 5:52 pm

      *sniggerz*

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 30/12/2018 at 6:08 pm

        Are you sniggering at wot I’m giggling at?

        • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 8:03 pm

          That all depends on what it is you are a gigglin’ about.

  • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

    Cbeck out the Ronglish scores HD
    We are very close in each game

    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 5:52 pm

      I will but I don’t know if that is good news for you, since lately I have sucked.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 5:53 pm

        Yesterday was full of shock results…

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 5:51 pm

      I’d love us to sign this guy.

      • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 5:55 pm

        Sure thing!

        • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

          I’d be worried about his attitude, and that of his agent (his mum), he hasn’t exactly been a saint at PSG.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 30/12/2018 at 6:05 pm

            True, Poch don’t take no shit tho. For the money, we wouldn’t get close to his skillset, can’t lose really, Levy guaranteed to recoup his money.

          • cavey 30/12/2018 at 6:06 pm

            I’d be worried also, his few years at PSG have been demand, demand and demand

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 6:14 pm

        Don’t need him, we got Winks! 😏

        • cavey 30/12/2018 at 6:15 pm

          He’s too good, is Winks.

          • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 6:45 pm

            If they played together in midfield you could call them Winkiot.

            • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 8:08 pm

              Rabi Tonkwitt. Should keep Ronwol happy.

    • UnkleTaff 30/12/2018 at 6:52 pm

      I ran the French web page that this site quotes as its source through a translator and this is what came up regarding Spurs:

      “A departure this winter … only for Barcelona

      This is quite problematic for Paris Saint-Germain, which, for its part, wants a sale in January. Moreover, the Tottenham Spurs are ready to transfer Rabiot this winter with the key to a 3-year contract and a salary of 8 million euros, without any signing bonus but with a fairly large amount for PSG .

      The Rabiot clan excludes for the moment this proposal, economically well below the Catalan proposals to the chagrin of the PSG which could be found financially with the proposal from the North of London. This is not the case with the one from Spain, obviously less interesting.”

      Quite how this equates to “The midfield man is expected to agree a three-year contract in North London, worth something in the region of 8 million Euros per year.” escapes me.

      • Shelfy 30/12/2018 at 6:58 pm

        If you were trained in Journalism you would understand. Just leave it to the experts to keep us properly informed.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 6:59 pm

        The SpurAndy clan excludes with chagrin the possibility of the proposal happening from the North of London.

  • Shelfy 30/12/2018 at 6:47 pm

    For what it’s worth Bailly will be suspended for the game against Spurs

  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 6:59 pm

    Rabiot is a Rolls Royce of a player but considers himself better than Tottenham, I won’t be surprised if Citeh snapp him up as they are short in this department and Fernandhino is 33. Don’t get your hopes up on this happening although with six months left on his contract Levy’s juices will be flowing and will likely try his luck.

  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 7:10 pm
    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 8:15 pm

      That’s the way to get a true fan base, up sticks and move to a different city when it suits you. Saw the last game they played in Oakland on Sky recently. Considering the move, the stadium was packed but didn’t see any demo against it or dissent among the fans, extraordinary.

      • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 8:23 pm

        Its very different to footie.
        I do think though that College football is the real tribalism in the US

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 8:26 pm

          Yes think you right Ron. The one thing both seem to have in common is the unsegregated fans and the apparent lack of animosity between them. So very unfootie like.

          • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 8:29 pm

            Yes because distances between the teams in the same division are very far especially in the NFL and so natural rivalries are much rarer for the most part

            • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 8:43 pm

              Being a Denver Bronco fan, for what that is worth, since they suck and it is the NFL, we hate the Oakland Raiders. Hence, if they take refuge in North London I will forced to despise all of the great folks I met in London. C’est le vie! 😬

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 8:56 pm

                I can see having such close neighbours over 1200 miles away can make intense rivalries 😁

                • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 9:30 pm

                  Andy, the NFL has eight 4 team divisions. We have been in the same division as the Raiders for 58 fucking years. So, yes a bit of a rivalry. 😀

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 9:35 pm

                    Is there ever any crowd trouble though?

                    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 10:05 pm

                      Not really. I was at a bitter cold game, in Denver, once, when Bronco fans kept peppering Raider players with snowballs. I think a few got banned. One place not many opposing fans travel to is Oakland because it is a sh*thole populated by gangs and psychos. Other than that it is lovely.

                    • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 10:41 pm

                      In Buffalo the fans are wild but there are not that many opposing fans go there. Ive seen a miniscule number the times I’ve gone… Maybe 8 wasn’t sitting near any but the rivalries were not that big

                      The important thing is to win the game as it’s a short season.
                      Tbe other thing is its virtually always on TV for tbe opposing fans as they can black out the home area in the States as the cities are usually far apart

              • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 9:15 pm

                First ever Superbowl i watched was in the 80’s and the Raiders won the game and i’ve been a Raider fan ever since, HD you might as well be a Gooner in my eyes!

                • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 9:22 pm

                  In that case I take it all back. I have to draw the line at the word ‘Gooner.” 🤓

                  • Sexy Beast 30/12/2018 at 10:14 pm

                    I propose a truce, we will never discuss Gridiron again?

                    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 10:30 pm

                      Sweet, since I have grown to not be a big NFL fan any more. They have f*cked the game up.

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 30/12/2018 at 9:34 pm

                  Hah! Raiders fans, as plastic as they get. 1986 saw my inauguration as a faithful Packers fan.

                  COY … GBPs!

                  • Caspurs 30/12/2018 at 10:06 pm

                    Pfft! Pack ya bags, youz outa here!

                  • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 10:42 pm

                    I’ve been a Minnesota and Buffalo fan all my North American life

                    • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 10:43 pm

                      Minnesota because on my first TV the purple looked like dark navy

                    • HD 🇺🇸 30/12/2018 at 11:01 pm

                      I lived in Seattle when the Seahawk were born. When I got transferred to Bouse, ID then Denver I evolved into a Broncos fan. Back in the early ‘90’s I was privileged to be able to go on the Broncos charter, to away games, four different times. I went with the team to Cleveland twice, Philly once and Kansas City once. It was very cool to observe the team and see how they conducted themselves, as a business, their job firsthand. Really great memories and that was during a John Elway’s heyday, so it was an intense atmosphere.

              • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 11:10 pm

                Yep. Fukem.

  • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 8:38 pm

    Watched 2 eps of The Sinner
    High quality so far

    I understand the Trailor for True Detective 3 is out… Starts Jan I think

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 30/12/2018 at 8:52 pm

      The Little Drummer Girl, John Le Carre adaptation is good if you haven’t seen it Ron.

      • 89Spurs 👁 30/12/2018 at 9:33 pm

        It was a really great dramatised event on the the TV. Well produced.

      • Ronwol196061 30/12/2018 at 9:37 pm

        Will try to get that Andy Thanks!

  • merrance 30/12/2018 at 11:12 pm

    • Freund or Foe 31/12/2018 at 12:19 pm

      With all due respect to you Merrance, and to the poor families that have lost loved ones, it’s just taken me about 10 mins of research to rip much of that apart. I can’t imagine the pain and grief they are going through, but they won’t find any comfort in this pursuit, or from the people that are “aiding” them. Looking independently, I can only see that the correct verdict was made. Would it satisfy me if I were one of the parents? No, but I don’t think anything would. Tragic and unnecessary.

      • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 4:21 pm

        Watched the interview and read the article Mel, Been thinking about this a lot. Maybe not the right time to discuss but I’m so sorry you are going through this bro. Also, thank you for the kind words you’ve offered to me over the years, always remembered.
        The feelings completely mutual.

        Please feel free to contact me if you’d like …anytime, more than happy to help if I can. 👊

  • Fat Bertha 30/12/2018 at 11:17 pm

    If I had to pick an NFL club/side/ thingy to follow it’d be … Ah, who am I trying to kid? I couldn’t give two hoots about NFL: NFL – NFshmL.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 31/12/2018 at 11:10 am

      Will the Real Tottenham Hotspur please Stand Up

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 31/12/2018 at 11:11 am

        Ron forgot to mention yesterday there’s a new series of Luther starting tomorrow over here.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 31/12/2018 at 11:14 am

          Great!!!!!! Looking forward!!!

          Watched the 3rd episode of The Sinner. Its been brilliant,I mean top notch

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 31/12/2018 at 11:15 am

            What’s it abaht?

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 31/12/2018 at 11:17 am

              Its a mystery really,and could have some paranormal elements though the writer keeps you guessing..the beauty is in that and the great performances

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 31/12/2018 at 11:50 am

                Putting it on my list👍

          • McG ⚽⚽ 31/12/2018 at 12:07 pm

            Yep, seen it myself, really good. The ending where she confesses it was all just a dream was a little disappointing tho!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 31/12/2018 at 12:08 pm

    Just began watching start up, seems pretty decent also.

    • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 12:14 pm

      Just wait, the ending is amazing! All I can say is, when they turn the key, the engine starts!

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 3:58 pm

    You shoot us down …but we wont fall…cause we are To – tting- ham ! ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️. You Spuuurs.

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 4:02 pm

    Early NY’s brothers. Big year comings. Sissokos wot di score, Sissy Sissy what’s the score.

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 4:07 pm

    Rhythm is a dancer , Heung Min Sons the answer, he can score from everywhere….

    Raise your hands and voices
    He’s got loads a choices
    We can feel it in the air….

    Wo oh he’s got passion
    Woo oh we can feel it in the air…

    • Spursy 31/12/2018 at 6:26 pm

      Great song!!!

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 4:09 pm

    We Kane touch this …

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 4:09 pm

    Off for a top up of sangria. Tooodle ooo for now 🥂

    • McG ⚽⚽ 31/12/2018 at 4:39 pm

      Happy new year Ant, & same to everyone else, all the best.

      • Fat Bertha 31/12/2018 at 5:06 pm

        Heartfelt.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 31/12/2018 at 5:17 pm

          Face..

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 5:32 pm

    Cheers Maccy Gees and Fatty Bees. Happy New Year to Yas. Bon Fortunas to a swashbuckling 2019 😘

  • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 5:36 pm

    Happy New Year to all the Bloggers and Posters on this site. Best wishes to all. Have a great year ahead.👍🍷🍺

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

    Backatcha 89, cause I don’t care what the other team say…what the hell do we care ? …cause I only know that there’s gonna be a show … and the Tottenham Hotspur will be there…Mo Pochys blue and white army …

    We are the team
    We are the cream
    We are the best you’ve ever seen!

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 5:52 pm

      Cheers Ant, have a good one!

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:08 pm

    To all the bloggers here Have a Happy New Year…. and does the next one have a one in it?

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 6:21 pm

      Hang in there Ron, HNYE.

      • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:49 pm

        You Toob

        • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 6:55 pm

          Keep up the ronglish!

          • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:59 pm

            It’s deificurlt

            • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 7:00 pm

              Years of mistraing

  • wasdanspurs 31/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

    Echoing the sentiments above and wishing everyone on here the happiest of New Years!

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Danno. HNY.

      • wasdanspurs 31/12/2018 at 6:38 pm

        👍

    • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 7:30 pm

      ‘Appy New Year Wasdan the man. It’s been a pleasure reading your blogging. Fanking yous! Keep em coming !

  • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 6:15 pm

    It’s a MJ dance off round ere, it’s Ronwol, It’s RonWol, It’s Ronwol baby. Happy New Year Ronnie, may the flow overflow this year bro. Thank you for for your help this year…my idol *bowing .

    • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:46 pm

      Ant the Fant
      loves to sing
      loves to rant
      lives ever day
      in tbe ray
      Of the Spurs

      Ant the Fant
      Maybe not a sant
      But never says we cant
      from the hilltops
      wants to chant

      “Come on you Spurs!!!!”

      • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 7:34 pm

        It’s the Fanta of the opera. Cheers Ron 😘

      • merrance 31/12/2018 at 7:34 pm

        Our own T S Eliot

        • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 7:39 pm

          Oy Oy, Me-e-e-e-erry bay yay bee, Me-e why don’t we go out tonight? Happy New Year Merrance. Wanna realease in 2019 please. S’got a be done. Too good to sit in the archives. 😎

          • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 7:40 pm

            Sposed to be Cherie baby, cocked that one right up 😜

  • Spursy 31/12/2018 at 6:26 pm

    Happy New Year, y’all! 🎉🎉🎉

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 6:29 pm

      Backatcha Spursy. 🍷🍺

      • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:48 pm

        Backatchallofya!!!!

    • AntSpurs 31/12/2018 at 7:32 pm

      Happy New Years Spursys. What a beautiful gal you ares ! Thank you for cheering me up through some dark times. Wishing you a great 2019.

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:51 pm

    We’re going home for Christmas
    No we are not

    But soon lads, soon

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 6:53 pm

    I would like to wish Winksy And Eriksy the best for the new year and hope they reach my expectations in the New Year

  • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 6:58 pm

    Hang in there Ron, it’s coming sooooon!!!!!

    • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 7:00 pm

      Not here it’s not! by my calculations we are 2 and a half years away

      • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 7:02 pm

        and we’ve been 2 and a half years away

        • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 7:05 pm

          Patience Ron, Patience, it’s worth the wait. Shirley.

          • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 7:51 pm

            We are running out of time 89

            • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 7:53 pm

              Tick Tock, Tick Tock?

              • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:11 pm

                ⌚⏰⏱️⏲️🕰️🕛🕧🕐🕔🕟🕓🕞🕒🕝🕑🕜🕠🕕🕡🕖🕢🕗🕣🕣🕘🕤🕙🕥🕚🕦🌙🌚🌛🌖☀️

                • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 8:15 pm

                  Semper Fidelis and tempus fugits.

                  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:21 pm

                    Hexactly!

  • merrance 31/12/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Our own T S ELIOT of the blog, wot a werdsmiff ,inpsirational wonrol

    • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 7:49 pm

      For Whom the Mel tolls
      Merrance Penance
      Trump card Joker
      What the Butler saw or Nassau
      Not sure
      Poker
      Conspiracies R Us
      Twist or Bust
      Toker
      Up the Navys
      and Funk it up in 2019
      Happy New Year Mellance!!!!!

      • merrance 01/01/2019 at 12:28 am

        yo are an eccentrist

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:00 pm

    Navy Nosed Reindeer
    Flat gone
    Where is he
    Started this here
    you see
    Navy Pimpernel
    seeked everywhere
    Where is he
    Methinks took a holiday from a holiday
    Egoless nonetheless
    Top brass, class act
    Where is he
    Have a good one Flats!!!!

  • Shelfy 31/12/2018 at 8:01 pm

    For anyone that enjoyed following Spooky with his Dr Mr Levy blog will be pleased to learn that after months of not posting he has returned to DML.

    • merrance 01/01/2019 at 12:25 am

      HH will be rejoicing

      • Fat Bertha 01/01/2019 at 12:42 am

        HNY merrance.

        • merrance 01/01/2019 at 12:59 am

          and to you and tmissus

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 31/12/2018 at 8:07 pm

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:08 pm

    High Heeled Lawyer
    Perplexed, spandexed
    Closing arguments
    sitting on the bench
    Defence rests
    (could play for Tottenham)
    Just the facts Fatts
    and a little bit of ingenuity
    On the night of December 31st
    Were you guilty of eating munchies
    Have a good one your honour

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:20 pm

    HD
    Cinemascope
    Bigger than Big
    Nebraska bloke
    Tall in the saddle, like Palance’s Curly
    What on earthy?
    No City Slicker, more of a Spurs fan but bigger
    We rode out together
    Steered him right up the High road to
    Tottenham
    Have a Very Navy New Year!!!

    • HD 🇺🇸 31/12/2018 at 10:02 pm

      Right backatcha Ronstar 💥. All the best to you and Mrs. Wol.

  • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 8:33 pm

    What ever happened to the poet laureate Ted Hughes?

    • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 8:34 pm

      He now plays for Hull City

      • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 8:37 pm

        Don’t think so Ron, but it was a good guess, worthy of 3 Points.

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 31/12/2018 at 9:18 pm

    Happy New Year everybody peeps. It will finally bring us glories to behold.

    • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 9:25 pm

      Are you saying Bertha will finally get vajazzled?! OH. MY. GOD!!

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 31/12/2018 at 9:30 pm

        Watcha mean will finally? He already showed me. Impressive.

        • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 9:45 pm

          Woah r’Andy!! Rumour has it that’s more dangerous than looking straight at the sun.

          • Fat Bertha 31/12/2018 at 10:55 pm

            Not half as dangerous as looking at the moon. 🌚

  • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 9:20 pm

    May I wish all you fine oeuflings an Annus mirabilis.
    10, 9, 8, 7, 6,,, Oh wait sorry, I’m a tad early. Ok, I’ll be back…

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 9:21 pm

      Not too soon I hope !

  • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 9:32 pm

    Who wants Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, when we can get, Champions league?

  • HD 🇺🇸 31/12/2018 at 9:34 pm

    To all of the Oeufers to and fro, high and low, here and there, everywhere, we (I always include Mrs. HD because she is awesome) want to wish you all the very best in 2019. Cheers! 🍾

    • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 9:38 pm

      Straight bakatcha bud, and the mighty Mrs HD. 😘

  • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 9:35 pm

    Right, that’s both the Ant Man films watched, what’s next? Hmmmm…

    • Fat Bertha 01/01/2019 at 12:46 am

      The Eleph Ant Man?

  • Flat Oeuf 31/12/2018 at 9:47 pm

    Ronwol196061

    Navy Nosed Reindeer
    Flat gone
    Where is he
    Started this here
    you see
    Navy Pimpernel
    seeked everywhere
    Where is he
    Methinks took a holiday from a holiday
    Egoless nonetheless
    Top brass, class act
    Where is he
    Have a good one Flats!!!!

    Haha, thanks Ron.

    A very Happy New Year to you and to all Flat Oeufers, whether posters or peekers. Thank you for making this place what it is. Have a great evening where you are, and here’s to a happy, healthy, trophy-laden 2019. COYS!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 01/01/2019 at 2:06 am

      Fuzzy felt.

  • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 10:05 pm

    Question:
    What alcoholic beverage would compliment (when added to) a hot choccy?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 31/12/2018 at 10:07 pm

      Methylated spirits.

      • Caspurs 31/12/2018 at 10:13 pm

        Cor blimey Nut! you lot tup norf are bloomin hardcore.
        Noice, I’ll give it a go. 👍

    • HD 🇺🇸 31/12/2018 at 10:07 pm

      Anything.

    • HD 🇺🇸 31/12/2018 at 10:09 pm

      Actually throw a little Malibu at it. You won’t regret it.

    • Flat Oeuf 31/12/2018 at 10:15 pm

      Baileys surely

      • HD 🇺🇸 31/12/2018 at 10:19 pm

        another splendid choice but I prefer it on the rocks.

        • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 10:32 pm

          A good shot of Brandy ,or two?

    • Frontwheel2 31/12/2018 at 11:02 pm

      Listerine

  • Frontwheel2 31/12/2018 at 11:01 pm

    Much happiness to all.

  • Ronwol196061 31/12/2018 at 11:18 pm

    He has gone where no man has gone before..
    T’was A Tottenham Trek
    on the Enterprising Levy
    To planet N17
    Where the earth opens and an NFL stadium appears, Penalty Kirk’s and all….then leaves and we have our old new White Hart fortress back.
    Happy New Year to the Nutter and happy Earth birthday to his Mrs.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 31/12/2018 at 11:30 pm

    Cheers, Ron. That calls for a celebration tea, Earl Grey, hot, followed by an Aldebaran whiskey, a warm Saurian brandy and rounded off with a barrel of blood wine. A Cardassian sunrise for Mrs Nut who shays fanksh azh well and she really lovesh you.

    HNY to you all!

    • 89Spurs 👁 31/12/2018 at 11:36 pm

      Cheers 61 backatacha.

  • Chauvelin 31/12/2018 at 11:56 pm

    Happy New Year to all you reprobate, unreconstructed Flat Oeufers out there in the Lilywhite multiverse. 😉

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 31/12/2018 at 11:58 pm

      Omelette you get away with that one.

  • Caspurs 01/01/2019 at 12:00 am

    …… 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Woohoo!

    • Chauvelin 01/01/2019 at 12:02 am

      HNY youngster!

  • Freund or Foe 01/01/2019 at 12:05 am

    Happiest New Year chaps, may it bring you and yours much loveliness. 👍👍

  • Fat Bertha 01/01/2019 at 12:41 am

    What-ho!

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 01/01/2019 at 12:53 am

      Yeah!

  • Wasdanspurs 01/01/2019 at 12:49 am

    Just woke up in a ditch wearing suspenders with orange rind in my teeth. Damn. Three of fifty four resolutions buggered already.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 01/01/2019 at 12:52 am

      It is a bit daft wearing suspenders in yer teef, innit?

      • Wasdanspurs 01/01/2019 at 12:58 am

        Well, you’ve never tried it, obviously ☺

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 01/01/2019 at 1:13 am

          You say that …

          • Wasdanspurs 01/01/2019 at 1:52 am

            Oh. Just tried it and see what you mean…

    • Fat Bertha 01/01/2019 at 12:55 am

      Buggered?! That’s four, shirley.

      • Wasdanspurs 01/01/2019 at 12:59 am

        Nope. Failed that too often to try giving it up ever again.

  • merrance 01/01/2019 at 1:10 am

    HNY to all frequenters of the Bloueg,if ever any yous lot are thinking of or come in this direction I would be happy to help or show yall around soz you dont get ripped off I can show you the very table at which Joe and Daniel sat at and hatched the fiendish plot wot got us where we are today
    dont all come at once though..COYS

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 01/01/2019 at 1:17 am

      Cor! If only I had a passport.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 01/01/2019 at 1:22 am

    See you all at the game, fellas!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 01/01/2019 at 2:15 am

    6 hours of Jameson’s & Thatchers, feeling good! HNY 🙂

  • Flat Oeuf 01/01/2019 at 8:20 am

    Happy Brave New Dawn, Oeufers.

    Dan’s been hard at work again. Enjoy:

    https://flatoeuf.com/leeky-defence-or-dragon-slayers

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