World Cup sweepstake

Okay. Who’s up for this? Just post a comment (any comment) in this bloeug and I’ll take that as a sign you’re in. A completely impartial and random draw (I promise) will take place early next week and participants will be informed of their allocated teams in good time.

I have to say I’m looking forward to this forthcoming World Cup more than I have done for a long time. Maybe it’s to do with so many of the loathsome players that routinely made up the competition squads no longer being present, or maybe it has something to do with the thought that we might actually achieve something of note this time round.

The two recent friendlies were full of promise and so long as Southgate can see what (pretty much) the rest of the county can see (i.e. pairing Rashford with Kane up front) and a Quarter Finals place (at the very least) could be on the cards. Germany aside I really don’t think there is an outstanding team at this year’s tournament and it looks like it could be one of the most open competitions for a long time.

The Taff shekels will be going on Germany and if that doesn’t put the mockers on their chances nothing will.

Comments
  • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 12:34 pm

    Then I shall shekel up with the French, ooh la la!

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 12:38 pm

      Forgot about the French. How good must they be if Moussa Sissoko can’t even make the squad?

      • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 12:40 pm

        They are many peoples dark horses, especially now Missoko isn’t involved…

        • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 12:57 pm

          Missoko 🙂

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 12:44 pm

    I have no expectations other than I think England will play in the group matches.

  • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 12:45 pm

    Re bloedgages, I have an idea for one that will bore everyone senseless, but not me. It will need a little research so not imminent, sorry chaps.

    • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 12:58 pm

      Are you apologising for it not being imminent or for the content?

      • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 1:02 pm

        Probably both. 🤔

        • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 1:37 pm

          Looking forward to it!

          • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 2:11 pm

            You say that now.

            • Anonymous 08/06/2018 at 5:30 pm

              UnkleTaff
              Yup. The Daily Mail are reporting that the bonus scheme could take his annual earnings to £15m a year. Which, if my maths is correct, means that he’ll be collecting something like £100k a week in bonuses alone.
              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5821351/Harry-Kane-agrees-new-six-year-deal-Tottenham-worth-90MILLION.html
              I need to have a word with my agent…

              When I was playing at U12 level I was taller / stronger / faster than most of my peers and I scored hats full of goals every game.

              So someone had the bright idea of contacting childrens’ charity, Barnardos, informing them of my stunning feats of goalscoring glory and offering to raise money for them via sponsorship by scoring goals.

              Guess what? I didn’t score another goal all season.

              I hope the same fete doesn’t befall Harry.

  • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 12:55 pm

    I’m in

  • 61SpursNut 08/06/2018 at 1:17 pm

    Mornin’ all. I’ll read the blog now …

    • 61SpursNut 08/06/2018 at 1:18 pm

      Facky pressganger!

  • ronwol196061 08/06/2018 at 1:42 pm

    Lichtenstein to beat San Marino in the final. Faroe Islands 3rd
    Followed by Westcliff on sea.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 4:04 pm

      Bognor?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:05 pm

        Nice one Cyril..

  • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 2:16 pm

    So it transpires we don’t have a reasonable transfer budget because we’re spending it all on Harry ‘ the one season wonder’ Kane! Sack the board, deport Levy, and give us our old ground back!!

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 2:40 pm

      Where is this transpiration? I demand to know your sauces!

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:11 pm

        He’s too shy to admit he favours a bit of daddies.

  • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 3:30 pm

    It’s all over! I’ve tried ketchup and brown sauce but neither seem to work..

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/971474/Tottenham-news-Harry-Kane-signs-bumper-new-SIX-YEAR-contract
    Other news outlets are available.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 3:53 pm

      I am in your debt.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 3:54 pm

      • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 5:21 pm

        That is a great series.

        • Jonjo Spurvy 08/06/2018 at 7:03 pm

          It’s just one gif.

          • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 7:09 pm

            But it keeps on giving.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:04 pm

    Levy Paints Himself Into A Corner

    Kane’s widely reported pay rise will come as uncomfortable news to the Flat Earthers.

    This flies squarely in the face of the Penury Myth™ that clearly states that ‘Spurs cannot afford to pay market rate wages and the Tottenham Way is founded upon buying cheap again and again – and if anyone asks ay awkward questions, just say we’re building’.

    Moron alert!! Wouldn’t market rate be closer to 400k p/wk, ala Pooney, Bale, Sanchez & Ronaldone??!

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:13 pm

      Is this who I think it is?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

        Yeah, gets his wish (not even got it really at 20ok), complains, & thinks we’re upset about it lol. Even Ozil bags around 35ok p/wk. Brilliant business by Daniel again…

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 4:13 pm

      I should be surprised but even when the bald guy who has no interest in football puts his hand in the duffel bag and gives some wonga to one of our own a certain person still finds a way to find a negative slant.

      • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:20 pm

        Indeed. Securing the services of our most important player for a few more years whilst handsomely rewarding him for his efforts so far would be a cause for celebration for most people.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:23 pm

    Fair play to Harry too, he could easily have secured double that elsewhere.

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:31 pm

      Indeed he could have done. But I am firmly of the opinion that he doesn’t want to play anywhere else. In which case fair play to Levy for awarding him a much bigger salary than he would probably have been happy to accept.

  • Freund or Foe 08/06/2018 at 4:35 pm

    I’m in.

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:39 pm

      Thumbs up emoji.

  • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:36 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what impact the announcement of Kane’s new deal has on the Alderweireld negotiations.

  • Freund or Foe 08/06/2018 at 4:39 pm

    McG
    Levy Paints Himself Into A Corner
    Kane’s widely reported pay rise will come as uncomfortable news to the Flat Earthers.
    This flies squarely in the face of the Penury Myth™ that clearly states that ‘Spurs cannot afford to pay market rate wages and the Tottenham Way is founded upon buying cheap again and again – and if anyone asks ay awkward questions, just say we’re building’.
    Moron alert!! Wouldn’t market rate be closer to 400k p/wk, ala Pooney, Bale, Sanchez & Ronaldone??!

    This G.
    Our contract offer to Tobes of around 120k per week isn’t the market rate, even though Van Dyke is the only CB in the league that earns more than this, yet Harry’s 200k per week which is way less than Sanchez, Lukaku and Ageuro, is market rate.

    Narrative suiting nuttiness.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:09 pm

      Daft is what it is!

  • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 4:43 pm

    Of course, all this Kane contact really means is that we can sting Madrid for the better part of £200m when Pochettino jumps ship and takes Kane with him in a few week’s time.

    • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 4:48 pm

      Good riddance to the pair of them!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 4:54 pm

      I’d have said 201 mil, appreciate where you’re coming from tho..

  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 5:04 pm
  • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 5:17 pm

    Just made contact with Devonshirespur, awaiting reply.

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 5:19 pm

      Good man.

    • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 5:26 pm

      DonnaCullenshire, as Barry Shotspur used to call him, would be hugely welcome here.

      • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 5:30 pm

        We’ll have to see when he next checks his SSC mail box, as he’s bloody gone again, but he now knows I’m trying to contact him. 👍

        • Jonjo Spurvy 08/06/2018 at 5:33 pm

          I sent a message to Hartley but he hasnt responded. I don’t think he will.

  • Jonjo Spurvy 08/06/2018 at 5:37 pm

    Sorry, can’t talk now, Kirsty Gallagher and Rachel Riley are on The Chase.

    • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 5:57 pm

      Don’t know about you, but I could have done without all that hugging and kissing.

      • Jonjo Spurvy 08/06/2018 at 7:01 pm

        Oh, yeah. Definitely.

  • Jonjo Spurvy 08/06/2018 at 5:43 pm

    SSG’s email address has been up on the place for a few days.

  • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 5:47 pm

    Too late for sweepstakes. The Turks from the north bit if Cyprus is in the *Conifa World cup final which is to be played this Saturday in Enfield. They will be playing the mighty Karpatalya.

    *Yes we exist.

    • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 5:50 pm

      Who sez?

      • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 5:55 pm

        Mehmet at the kebab shop.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:19 pm

          Did Mehmet hear it from Sue & Alli?

          • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 7:21 pm

            They did, down at spoz cabs (please please get this joke)

            • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:25 pm
              • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 7:58 pm

                That was probably the last time I watched eastenders. I actually saw sue and said hello to her on the way home from school once.

  • UnkleTaff 08/06/2018 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve just popped across the road for a quick look and the level of cynicism surrounding Kane’s new contract is quite remarkable.

    They are so entrenched in their anti-Levy/ENIC views that no evidence to the contrary will make them reassess them.

    • 61SpursNut 08/06/2018 at 7:02 pm

      “Kane’s widely reported pay rise will come as uncomfortable news to the Flat Earthers.” LOL!

      • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:31 pm

    • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 7:03 pm

      Wages = 50% of turnover.
      More turnover = higher wages.
      Have I missed something.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 7:11 pm

        Levy is the most hateful man ever to walk the oeurth.

        • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 7:19 pm

          He’s the prophesied antichrist.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:18 pm

      It’s unreal Taff, I stopped reading after thr first few. What’s not to be happy about?? This also means others will be fairly rewarded & not poached!

      • 61SpursNut 08/06/2018 at 7:19 pm

        But, but, there’s no money left!

        • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 7:20 pm

          WOT?!

          • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 7:34 pm

            He said there’s no money left.

        • foeorfreund 08/06/2018 at 7:25 pm

          Daniel will be pimping the academy lads out just to pay Kane’s wages.

          • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 7:41 pm

            He seeks them here, he seeks them there
            That Levy seeks them everywhere
            Are they in heaven or are they in hell?
            That demned elusive Levy Pimpernel..

            • McG ⚽⚽ 08/06/2018 at 7:48 pm

          • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 8:00 pm

            Rumour has It that the lad Griffiths has signed a contract too

            • 61SpursNut 08/06/2018 at 8:31 pm

              However, the parlous academy has rid itself of Ryan Loft, Christian Maghoma, Luke O’Reilly, Joe Pritchard and Nick Tsaroulla as well as a “scholar” by the name of Matthew Lock.

              We’re doomed.

              • Superspoz 🏆 08/06/2018 at 8:45 pm

                Fakseyk!

                • Caspurs 08/06/2018 at 8:49 pm

                  On the basis of their surnames, I believe the club acted in their best interests.

  • Flat Oeuf 08/06/2018 at 8:51 pm

    What is turning my stomach is the ‘poor Danny Rose’ schtick.

    To me, it’s another ‘regeneration is bad for the locals’ bit of virtue signalling…something he accuses others of all the time.

    The guy’s a pseudo-snowflake, if that’s even possible.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/06/2018 at 9:33 pm

    Get one of those scam virus notifications lately when I access other side of the road. Not always but annoying. Beginning to think I’m not wanted over there. Don’t go there much nowadays, might catch summat.

    • Anonymous 09/06/2018 at 1:08 am

      Personally I think none of us are wanted over there. The ones that are,are tolerated.
      For me Im not upset at the Gaffer. Its his site and his Gaff.
      He could had made more of an effort generally. But look he is a Trumper.
      I thank him for 9 years but sorry it could not grow the way I thought it might.
      I dont feel good about it.
      I thought some of the cutting was bad and I wasnt feeling giid being saved from the guillotone that some if you had.
      For me I gave my best to the site and though I expected more it was H’s gig. I have no qualms about it.
      I miss some of the writers there. It was a great mix at ine time and there still are bloggers there I wish I could get in touch with..not to come here as much as have the ability to converse about footie.
      I wont go back to be a wishy washy member who plays the game and posts safely. Im past that now. But just wish there was more inclusiveness there and less of us and them attitude or the dont like it p off style. Enough.

  • Ronwol196061 09/06/2018 at 1:09 am

    Me me me

    • McG ⚽⚽ 09/06/2018 at 9:31 am

      As if that Ronglish was anyone else!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 09/06/2018 at 9:32 am
  • UnkleTaff 09/06/2018 at 12:38 pm

    Incredible.

    They’ve actually managed to convince themselves over the road that Kane’s new contract is simply a prelude to him being sold as, get this, NOTHING ELSE MAKES ANY SENSE!

    • Anonymous 09/06/2018 at 12:42 pm

  • Flat Oeuf 09/06/2018 at 12:43 pm
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