You want some, Grandad?

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So, other than the PL defeat to Arsenal, the fact the new stadium still isn’t open, the fact Poch is off to United or Real or only staying because he’s a limp and trophy-less bottle-job patsy, things are looking okay, just about, I suppose: We scraped a draw against Barca-B to limp into the knock-out stages of the CL, we just about scraped a win against Burnley to keep Chelsea in fourth for a week longer than anyone expected us to, and we fluked a couple of route one goals against Arsenal-lite to progress in a cup no-one is interested in unless Spurs fail to win it (in which case it suddenly morphs into a major trophy Poch is too much of a bottle-job-patsy to guide us to, and something else to beat Levy over the cranium with).

Although, as okayish as I grudgingly admit these flukey results have been, we could seriously have done without the two-legged semi against Chelsea, because, let’s face it (ignoring the fact the last times we’ve played them at theirs or ‘ours’ we’ve done them 3-1) they always stuff us. And, even if we do somehow fluke a win, we’ll only get stuffed in the final against City, which will demoralise us for the second leg of our CL tie against Dortmund which is going to happen a mere nine days later, so yeah, if you ask me, we’d have been better off losing to Arsenal or Barca or both. All this progression. It’s just papering over the cracks.

Seriously, despite the stadium delay, the lack of a pre-season, the lack of signings, the constant swirl of belittling and negative media bullshit, we’re third in the league, still in every cup competition we entered, and – definitely since the Chelsea game – have been creating a good number of chances per game and playing some lovely football (and I feel we’d steadily been improving in these respects for quite a few weeks before we took apart the unbeaten Chelsea).

And, with every passing week, we’re seeing more and more evidence that Poch has come on leaps and bounds in terms of rotating his squad and making in-game changes: Only the decision to rest Toby for the Arsenal PL game looks questionable, and even though that was a decision that obviously backfired, had Toby played in that game and not been available for subsequent games for any reason, we might not now be in the knock-out stages of the CL and five points clear of our selfie-loving immigrant neighbours, because he’s been as great as ever in all the games he’s played since. And there are still no guarantees playing Toby against Arsenal would have altered that result. As Taff pointed out on a previous bloeug, it’s not like we’ve never lost a game Toby has started in.

Elsewhere in the squad, Davies has upped his game at left-back and done a job for us in the middle when called upon. Skipp looked good in his full PL debut. Walker-Peters will not face sterner tests than he did against Barca and I felt he came through that okay, on the whole. Kane, as ever, is Kane, and Eriksen is Eriksen again after a slow start to the season: Son, too, has fully recovered from an understandable slow start. Even Rose seems to be getting back to his best. And Sissoko (if you turn away when you see he’s lining up to shoot) has continued his metamorphosis from whatever he was to whatever he is, with his performance against Barca underlining just how important he is becoming to us: Also, it was his willingness to attempt to run the ball between two defenders in Leicester’s box which created the space for Son to score the opener for us that night, with the move coming just a few moments after the excellent Dele Halli (™ – Antspurs) had caused havoc doing the same sort of thing on the opposite side of the Foxes area.

Gazzaniga looks an upgrade on Vorm, too, though two acts of distribution on Wednesday made me wonder if it was Hugo in a Gazzaniga suit. And, talking of Hugo, he’s been looking much more solid for us lately, which, maybe, is down to the fact Gazzaniga has put in strong performances each time he’s been handed the gloves, finally applying some pressure to our esteemed number one, who, for me, is still our number one and still one of the best in the league.

All in all, as far as this dumb-dumb’s concerned, it’s been a very enjoyable few weeks, and the best first half to a season I can remember since… since… well, I wouldn’t like to say, but definitely since Redknapp’s day. PL wise, the only team we’ve lost to who we shouldn’t really be losing to is Watford; that game – plus, maybe, the defeat to the Dippers, where I did take some solace from the fact we should have had a penalty at the death which might have won us an undeserved draw – is the only performance that’s left me totally stone cold; as unpleasant and deserved as the defeats to City and Arsenal were, we at least had a go in those games. We’ve beaten United and Spammers away and Chelsea at home. In the Carabo, we’ve beaten Spammers and Arsenal away (meaning, I think, Anfield is now the only major domestic ground Poch hasn’t led us to victory at – yet). In the CL, we’ve become one of something like only sixteen teams to ever qualify from their group having only one point from the opening three games, and, in all honesty, should have cavorted to second with an away draw against Inter and an away win against PSV, outcomes that were well within our grasp in both games. The defeat at Wembley to Barca was nothing to be ashamed of either, and other than Hugo’s howler and the score-line, I don’t see how most of our fans could not have enjoyed watching that game.
Our recent PL wins over Leicester and Burnley – games we lost and drew last year – also mean we’re now an impressive eleven points better off than we were following games against equivalent teams last season, and a still impressive eight points better off than we were after the same number of games, where we’d just defeated Stoke 5-2 and Brighton 2-0 in back-to-back ‘home’ fixtures and were seventh in the table behind Arsenal, Dippers, Burnley, Chelsea, and both of the Manchester massives. We were just about to head up to City for a 4-1 shellacking, though, which would leave us flailing helplessly 21 points in their wake in the miserable Manchester rain (don’t go up there, Poch – it’s all grey and dreary and wet (sorry, Northern Spur; only joking).

This time around we’re five points behind them and six points off Dippers, heading to Everton, who are eighth and seem to be having a bit of a mixed bag of things, with their last two home PL games seeing them draw with Watford and Newcastle, and their last two away games seeing them lose to City and – albeit unfortunately – Dippers. Slightly further back, though, they softened Chelsea up nicely for us with a nil-nil at The Bridge the weekend before we got to spank the third team out of three in this season’s title race for the second time this calendar year. Other than that, though, there’s no real scalps for the Toffees to boast of this season, and the Spammers one-threed them at Goodison following four hilarious defeats in Pellegrini’s first four games in charge.

Talking of Goodison, though, it’s yet another ground I rarely feel we do well at, but, again, recent history shows our record there isn’t too shabby, with Poch leading us to a one-nil win in his first season, nil-nil and one-one draws in his second and third seasons, and a none-too shabby three nil win in the fourth round of fixtures last season. With relatively straight-forward games for everyone around us – except, perhaps, Dipper’s becoming only the second top-six team to win at Wolves last night – a repeat of that points-return is the minimum required to help the team and the club keep on papering over the cracks. It’s a bit concerning how close Merseyside is to Manchester, though, so perhaps the club should insist that Poch doesn’t travel to this one: As anyone who’s not a confirmed dumb-dumb will (all too willingly) tell you, there’s not much chance he’ll bother to come back.

Comments
  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:37 pm

    Amazing. So our goal is +19, needs a couple more I think.

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:37 pm

      Difference

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:38 pm

        I think it does us good this…

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:38 pm

    This is shit!

    Levy out!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:39 pm

    This flow IT LOOKS LIKE NIAGARA FALLS!!!!!!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:40 pm

    Sissoko got whacked and still is working 100%

  • HD 🇺🇸 23/12/2018 at 5:40 pm

    Big game Moussa!

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 5:42 pm

    Kane has scored two goals in each of his last three games against this lot. So far.

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:42 pm

    Sissoko did a job of work today. Much appreciated.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:43 pm

      He has been great

  • HD 🇺🇸 23/12/2018 at 5:43 pm

    I like the cut of Skipp’s jib. Nautical I am.

    • Hartley 23/12/2018 at 5:44 pm

      I sea where you’re coming from.

      • HD 🇺🇸 23/12/2018 at 5:45 pm

        I fathom that.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

          Aye Capt

          • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

            You’re knot wrong.

        • 89Spurs 👁 23/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

          Deep six

        • SeattleSpursGuy 23/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

          I have a notion that you’re right

          • HD 🇺🇸 23/12/2018 at 5:47 pm

            That would be starboard.

            • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:48 pm

              Pass the Port ‘pon the left hand side.

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:49 pm

                Sissoko Stern’d it

                • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:50 pm

                  Take a bow.

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:54 pm

                    NAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • SeattleSpursGuy 23/12/2018 at 5:48 pm

              Lubberly, Lubberly

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 5:46 pm

          Skipp ahoy.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:47 pm

          Up Delescope

        • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:50 pm

          We sailed off with this one under our own steam.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:51 pm

            SubMourine

    • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:57 pm

      Seagull shit

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:44 pm

    Chauvelin
    Gylfi to torment us? Or brushed aside by imperious Spurs is my guess.

    Ahem…

    Imperious was spot on.

  • Matt 23/12/2018 at 5:50 pm

    Just got back from Colchester, 2 hour drive. I see Spurs are still winning games while playing poorly. No wonder Poch wants to go and work with Lukaku and Ashley Young.

    • SeattleSpursGuy 23/12/2018 at 5:51 pm

      Well, to be fair Kane and Dele would go with him

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:51 pm

    Two halves, both won 3-1.

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you boys and Poch for a luvverly Christmas present!

  • DAVID 23/12/2018 at 5:52 pm

    Bastard Levy, landing us with this shit squad and manager.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:53 pm

    We could win the league. Fuck.I cant believe that but we can

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 5:53 pm

      Not bad for a team playing away all season.

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:54 pm

        Again.

    • Spursy 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

      I think so, too. We’re not even at halfway point yet. Loads of football to come.

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:54 pm

    Five points clear of Cheatski and Arsenal. Luverly.

    London bragging rights.

    Shadowing City and close enough to power past them all if City can beat Pooh.

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 5:56 pm

      Want a draw there surely?

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

        Nah, Liverpool need and deserve a beating and taking down bigtime. City will slip up later.

        • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

          Nope, better if they both drop points

        • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

          Amen

  • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:54 pm

    Routine night’s work for our Cockerels.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:55 pm

  • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:55 pm

    HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH.we won

  • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:56 pm

    Could have posted that in the 80th minute,very strange feeling indeed.

  • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 5:57 pm

    Isn’t it bloody wonderful being a Spurs fan these days?

    • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

      Tis

    • Spursy 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Yes!!!

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Christmas come early.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Its beautiful its what we always wanted……….All the players too we are a 14 man team

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Yes, it isn’t.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:01 pm

        No it IS!

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Just come out from behind the sofa?

  • Ufluckinplic 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

    Poch out! Can’t believe we conceded 2 goals.
    Haven’t been on here much due to a pretty insane year but hopefully that will change in ’19. I would like to take this opportunity before I disappear to bed to wish all of you misfits a great Christmas from the UFP clan. COYS.

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      You too mate.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Backatcha to you and your clan UFP.

    • Spursy 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      Happy chrimbo!

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:00 pm

      And to you and your folks.

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:05 pm

      All the best to everyone. Have a lovely break.

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 6:13 pm

      You too UfKplic

    • HD 🇺🇸 23/12/2018 at 6:16 pm

      The very best to you and your family UFP!

  • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

    Good evening play mates. How good was that?

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 5:58 pm

      Pochettino is too good for us.

    • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

      On what scale ?

  • Matt 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

    I believe some people used to call Poch, Bochettino. Hard to believe….

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:07 pm

      ‘A’ person.

  • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 5:59 pm

    You too mate.

  • UnkleTaff 23/12/2018 at 6:00 pm

    Best performance of the season by a country mile. The interplay between our front four was mesmerising at times.

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:05 pm

      Loved Kane’s second. Joyful footie.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:00 pm

    Sissokos contribution shouldn be lost,both he and Winks allowed all the buzzing players to buzz

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:02 pm

      Yeah, he was manfully eating up midfield. Now we can see what Pochettino could see inside him.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:03 pm

        He is tough but brings it upfriend with power…allows the others to shine

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:01 pm

    I just pray that Dele hasn’t more than a tweak.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:02 pm

      Deles been playing a lot
      think he is probably ok

    • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 6:02 pm

      It was a terrible challenge,Englands No1 should have walked

      • Wasdanspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:04 pm

        Yes

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:04 pm

        Yeah, the FA should review that incident. Hot head.

  • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 6:01 pm

    Loved the reception Sissoko got when he was taken off.

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:03 pm

      Incredible renaissance for the guy.

  • UnkleTaff 23/12/2018 at 6:02 pm

    Last seven teams to score six or more goals in a PL game:

    Tottenham
    Tottenham
    Man City
    Man City
    Man City
    Man City
    Tottenham

  • Wasdanspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:03 pm

    Other than a number ofEverton tackles, that was just beautiful from both sides. I genuinely feared for us today. What a result. What a result. Hope dele is OK.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:05 pm

    We did beat Everton in 1958 10-4
    It was the beginning…

    Really our confidence was great…and the boys just enjoyed themselves.

    • Wasdanspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:08 pm

      I’ve got a feeling arsenal smashed them in 69 or 70 too (my dad said something about it once). It’s the theatre of other teams dreams!

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:06 pm

    Match of the Day Two has more than enough to fill the whole programme.

  • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:06 pm

    I am very content with todays result. Bravo chaps!
    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:06 pm

    Just about Sissoko again…he is a tireless worker and brings the ball up..I think everyone is afraid to tackle him…the field opens up

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:07 pm

    I missed Eriksen’s goal.

    Can someone describe it?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:08 pm

      It was a great move up…..then Kane got it on the right…and got it over to Eriksen about 20 yards out maybe 25

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:09 pm

        Kane assist. Is that two goals and two assists for Kane?

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:10 pm

          I think

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 6:28 pm

          One assist. Sons’s first was courtesy of a defensive blunder after Kanes’ delicious pass.

    • Spursy 23/12/2018 at 6:08 pm

      Triffic.

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:11 pm

        Ha ha! 🤣

    • Wasdanspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:09 pm

      Phwooooaaaaatrrrrrrr get in. Yreeesssss yoooooouuuuu beeeeeauuuttttyyyyyy.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 23/12/2018 at 6:09 pm

    The Top Six according the British media:
    1 Liverpool 48
    2 Man City 44
    3
    4 Chelsea 37
    5 Arsenal 37
    6 Man Utd 29

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:10 pm

      hahahaha!!!

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:11 pm

      May as well pencil Leicester in at 3rd.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

      The Invisible Team……This is good!

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 6:32 pm

        The stealth team, no one knows they’re there until you’re 2 nil down.

  • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

    Chauvelin

    I missed Eriksen’s goal.

    Can someone describe it?

    Eriksen kicked it with his foot, prickford couldn’t get it, ball ended up in the back of the net. Howzat?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

      Leg Before Prickett

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

      Cricket.

  • Shelfy 23/12/2018 at 6:12 pm

    I predicted that Pickford would play a blinder.
    It was a typo I meant in a blindfold

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:14 pm

  • UnkleTaff 23/12/2018 at 6:13 pm

    The year Leicester won the league they had 38 points at the half-way stage.

    We’ve currently got 42.

  • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:15 pm

    Right, chums, I’m off to Malibu with a film, probably the one FoF mentioned: Cat House (or something).

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 6:15 pm

      Laterzzz

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:18 pm

    Its great to watch a game a second time when we play like that

  • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:24 pm

    Moshiri, Ian Astbury, Mary Berry, Tony Bellew, Tony Blackburn, John Lennon, Bill Kenwright, Paul McCartney, Leonard Rossiter, Sylvestor Stallone, Freddie Starr, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Mike Parry.
    Your boys took one helluva shellacking today!

  • Shelfy 23/12/2018 at 6:26 pm

    That is the first league game this season in which we have come from behind to get any points

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 6:31 pm

      Poch out!

  • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 6:27 pm

    Hang on a min, didn’t Everton give Liverpool a really hard game and follow it up with a decent prefomance at the Emptyhad and yet we stuff them in their own back yard?
    Looking more and more like the Tottenham from our last season at the Lane with each passing game, all we need now is a fortress home ground….

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:36 pm

      Everton could have had us at one point but lost the opportunity
      They got overun in mid after that
      Their defence stunk under our buzzing around

      • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 6:38 pm

        Was that flow, Ronny?? 😁

        • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:39 pm

          Flow?! It was a fekin torrent I telzya.. 🌊

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:42 pm

          Really whenn we are in this mood it looks very 1960-61. Amd I always said our weaker players back then flowed too and we have been doing that lately too.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 6:31 pm

    Poch’s 26th wedding anniversary today. That’s 2-6.

  • Goatboy333 23/12/2018 at 6:31 pm

    What a game! Perhaps lucky we didn’t go 2 down but we looked a class above Everton in every department. When our front 4 are all on form and linking up they way they did we look unstoppable.

    BBC just put up a stat saying Poch has won 27% of our PL away games. Remarkable.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 6:32 pm

      82% this season.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:44 pm

      When he was at Southampton I remember that he won a lot of away games or held their own. I was thinking why at the time.They were very focused on the system and thats what it was I think

  • Matt 23/12/2018 at 6:35 pm

    Dan above said hope Dele ok. Was he injured? I’d quite like the answer to be “no” please.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:37 pm

      I think it was 3-1 at that point and he got a little injury maybe we didnt need him and Lamela got a chance

  • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 6:37 pm

    What’s so impressive is that Lamela, Moura, Skipp came on and it didn’t change, we still carved them to pieces. Bloody wonderful.

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 6:54 pm

      Hmm.. yes and no. I thought Lamela was awful when he came on. He was back to his frustrating best – hanging on the ball too long. Dodgy challenges and giving the ball away. I thought he’d sorted some of that out tbh but not today. Sorry to be negative. 🙂

      • Goatboy333 23/12/2018 at 8:04 pm

        Agreed. He did put the ball through for Son’s second but he was so frustrating today. I think its down to the fact he knows he can’t break into our formidable front 4 at the moment and is trying too hard.

  • Matt 23/12/2018 at 6:37 pm

    Brilliant to read we played well. I’m delighted Sissoko (apparently) had another good game. I’m beginning to believe this isn’t a blip; this is how he can play.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:40 pm

      Yes his strength and power has been great.He runs with the ball now with a 1000% more confidence and thats enough.I think they are afraid to tackle him.he is like a power train running and gets down theer quickly just needs to lay it off and most times does well even a through ball today

  • SeattleSpursGuy 23/12/2018 at 6:39 pm

    NBC interviewing Pep, “the best manager in the world” on how to successful in football. I’m calling bullshit as he didn’t say ‘spend 100s of millions on players.’

  • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 6:47 pm

    Today shows why lots of teams don’t go for it when they play us, we’d rip em to shreds.

  • UnkleTaff 23/12/2018 at 6:48 pm

    Pochettino’s response to the question “Why did Dele Alli come off?”:

    “He didn’t feel a big problem. Maybe a little bit tired from Wednesday. I hope it’s not a big issue. It was a precaution.”

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 6:49 pm

      Thank goodness for that!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:51 pm

      Dele has been a leader as well and so maybe he will use him in the next one if he is ok

  • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:48 pm

    Everton couldn’t handle our tactics today, four at the back, two deep lying midfielders, and a desk up front!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:50 pm

      You are Write!

  • Spursy 23/12/2018 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, that was an amazing performance! I wasn’t sure how we’d do tbh. We’ve threatened to thump a team this season and today it all clicked. Wow, it was truly wonderful football.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 6:55 pm

      We were sensational, even Sourness was full of praise after the game.

  • Levymealone 23/12/2018 at 6:52 pm

    It really is time to look at replacements for Davis and Lamela – and new contracts for Toby, Jan and Eriksen. This is a once in a lifetime chance for Levy and Co.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:53 pm

      I like Rose as the LB and Davies can sub for him and Verts etc
      Lamela is good

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 23/12/2018 at 6:54 pm

        Lamelas not my favourite player but he often plays well when the others are not

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 6:54 pm

      Not sure if I would include Trippier in that list as defensively he’s suspect. Lamela? Nope, he stays.

      • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 6:56 pm

        He was piss poor today. I have been delighted in his progress but today he was back to his worst. Hopefully a one off.

        • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:00 pm

          I don’t disagree Stevo, but I never mention his performance today.

          • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 7:27 pm

            Ok mate. Must have been replying to someone else. You can always make a blog out of it though.

            • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:34 pm

              Or you could write a bloeug if you want, you know it would be most welcome. 👍

              • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 7:44 pm

                pfft….

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:54 pm

      Lamela?! Nah, Levyitout.

      • Levymealone 23/12/2018 at 6:58 pm

        Lamela loses possession too easily for my liking and is so one footed it is embarrassing. His effort is great, but we need more than that.

        • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 7:13 pm

          We won 3-1 second half with him on, Dele is a far superior player and it shows as like you say Erik can be a bit loose with possession by comparison.

        • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 7:16 pm

          Lamela is better when we are losing

          • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:27 pm

            Lamela just needs to calm down and play more with his head than his heart. Then we will see the real quality Lamela has.

            • cavey 23/12/2018 at 7:46 pm

              I agree. Dele did it and it improved his game tenfold. If Lamela just concentrated in being a team player and less of the showponying and being silly fouling etc., he would be far more useful to the team.

              • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:52 pm

                I don’t think he’s showboating, I think it’s more like a kid getting over excited, as you say Alli has calmed down and reads the game far better, resulting in better decision making which benefits the team.

              • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 7:58 pm

                Lamela, who is a four years older, is not a patch on Dele.

                • cavey 23/12/2018 at 8:04 pm

                  Agree wholeheartedly.

                • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 8:24 pm

                  Pele Alli

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 6:57 pm

      It’s a once in a lifetime chance we’ve had 2/3 times in the last 3/4 years.

      • Levymealone 23/12/2018 at 7:05 pm

        Last time we were this close after 18 games was 2015, we had 32pts and Lesta had 38.
        2016 – we had 36 pts Cheatski had 46pts
        2017 we had 31 pts and Citeh had 52 pts.

  • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 7:12 pm

    Ryan Mason in a very confident and quiet way showing Dean Saunders what a turnip he really is on Talkshite in the last half hour.

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:13 pm

      Dean Saunders is a disgrace to the human race.

      • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 7:16 pm

        and for once they let on sensible Tottenham fans who made very valid points over the media coverage of Pochgate,which talkshite never really had any proper reply to.

  • Frontwheel2 23/12/2018 at 7:18 pm

    Starting to think/hope all the wank media coverage is having a strong bonding effect on the squad

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:25 pm

      I hoped it might, as it would be the best response to make Poch believe he couldn’t possibly leave now.

  • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 7:29 pm

    What you all getting excited about, we’re 3rd in a two horse race.

  • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:34 pm

    *some random bloke dancing for joy gif

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:35 pm

      Hmmm, I’m struggling to visualise it, how tall is this ‘bloke’?

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 7:40 pm

      Ah, I geddit…

      • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:55 pm

        Egzaktli

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 7:44 pm

    I see Silva is clinging to his story that the disallowed goal made a significant outcome today. As the NBC commentator said, the push was enough to cause Sanchez to quarter twist in the air and was a clear foul.

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 8:03 pm

      It was a quarter twist with pike. Tidy landing – 5.8

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 7:46 pm

    Nutty, I though Poch married in 1994?

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 7:48 pm

      Someone needs to correct Wikipedia if it is 26 years like he said today. Although knowing most husbands, he’s probably got that wrong!

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 7:50 pm

        I can’t see mention of 1984 on Wiki.

        • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:56 pm

          Really? It’s a famous book you know

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 7:57 pm

            I’ll set ’em up…

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 7:56 pm

        From his book Brave New World: “I got married a couple of years later, soon after turning 20.”
        He turned 46 this year.

        • 💋 23/12/2018 at 8:08 pm

          I’ve read Aldous Huxley and I don’t remember that bit.

  • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:50 pm

    That’s why I got married on the summer solstice. Easy to remember that way.

    • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:52 pm

      ..to Chauv

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 7:52 pm

        You got married to Chauv ? Not that there’s …

        • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 8:03 pm

          *giggles*

      • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:53 pm

        ..oh ffs. *reply to not married to

  • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 7:59 pm

    Lol!

  • 💋 23/12/2018 at 8:03 pm

    Bird Box – so far so good, but it’s not about a Bird’s Box, so …

    • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 8:16 pm

      That’s disappointing.

  • 💋 23/12/2018 at 8:15 pm

    I don’t recall feeling as un-Chritsmassy in past years as I do this year. I’m usually squeeling like a little festive piglet for Christmas Eve but this year I’m so, like, what-eveeer!

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 8:34 pm

      You get older – things change. I’m looking forward to it. I was sick as a dog last Christmas so hopefully I’ll be ok this one. 🙂

  • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 8:16 pm

    It was kinda obvious we were to spank Everton. They like to play we like to play, we have better players and a better coach, there was only going to be one winner. The injury time goàl against Burnley, who doesn’t like to play, is the cherry on the cake for me. What an unbelievable week.

  • cavey 23/12/2018 at 8:54 pm

    Here’s a thought:- We can’t be relegated.

    • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 8:55 pm

      Last decades relegation is today’s 5th

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 9:08 pm

      Thank God for that!

    • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 9:19 pm

      Christmas just got better

  • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 9:08 pm

    If poch goes to Utd, I’ve a feeling he’d take Sissoko with him. 😯

  • Matt 23/12/2018 at 9:23 pm

    If you haven’t already; the interview with Poch on the bbc website is great. He’s a class act. Funny too.

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 9:35 pm

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46582473
      I LOVE Pooch if he left us it will break my heart 🙁

      • Matt 23/12/2018 at 9:39 pm

        The big lad is going nowhere. He’s class. He’s got loyalty. And we’re better than Utd. And he likes Levy. And we’ve got Kane. And have you ever been to Salford?!

        • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 9:56 pm

          And Pele Alli, Sonaldo, Christien Erection, Hugo, Moussa Sissoultrain, Winksie, Lucas, Toby, Jan, Sanchez, Dannyboy, Ben, Erik, Victor, Serge, Tripps, Kyle and Gazzacan’tfinishthatname. LOVE em all!

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 23/12/2018 at 9:45 pm

        Wadda guy, I’d smoke him a kipper any day!

  • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 9:25 pm

    Every cloud…. Saying that he had a fair game today. If he could reduce the Walker brain-fart monents and improve his final ball (or even learn to shoot then I’d be happy). He is very much improved but, well, y’know.
    Anyway, anyone working tomorrow?

    • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 9:30 pm

      Me

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 9:33 pm

        I hope that it is something worthwhile. I remember being dragged in to do work over Christmas only to be told it could have waited till the New Year. I was hopping mad.

        • Superspoz 🏆 23/12/2018 at 9:36 pm

          It’s only half day but back on the 27th!!

          • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 9:45 pm

            Poor you.

          • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 9:48 pm

            I worked flat out through Christmas with a deadline of 31st December. I finished the work and had the data ready,when I called the client to deliver I was told no one could take delivery till Jan 6th because their offices were closed till then.

            😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 23/12/2018 at 10:12 pm

              Hoorah, you had five days off!

              • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 10:13 pm

                Gettin!

              • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 10:18 pm

                You are joking. Straight onto a new project. No rest for Project Managers as I was at the time.

      • 💋 23/12/2018 at 9:50 pm

        #metoo

    • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 9:33 pm

      Yerp.

      • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 9:34 pm

        Same goes for you. It’s got to be worth doing or you feel cheesed off. Or, you’re getting well paid for your time.

        • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 9:45 pm

          Customer coming in to sign up and give me a deposit. So yes on both counts. Only a few hours so no biggy.

          • 💋 23/12/2018 at 9:49 pm

            Phwoar.

            • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 9:49 pm

              He said no biggy Fatty.

        • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 9:54 pm

          What’s more concerning is the missis wants me to get up at 6 to go to Tesco before I go to work.

          • 💋 23/12/2018 at 9:57 pm

            Oi! Missus! N O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O !

          • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 9:58 pm

            She was right about 6 though..

          • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 9:59 pm

            Next thing she’ll be nudging you out of bed early hours of Christmas morning telling you to go put out a mince pie for Santa!

  • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 9:57 pm

    The Guardian:

    80 mins: “As I commented btl recently, I prefer to think of Spurs’ front four as Christian, Harry, Alli, and Son, with the acronym CHAS,” writes Jim Denvir. “They just need to sign a new right back to go along with Davies, Alderweirald, and Vertonghen…”

  • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Chauvelin
    I worked flat out through Christmas with a deadline of 31st December. I finished the work and had the data ready,when I called the client to deliver I was told no one could take delivery till Jan 6th because their offices were closed till then.

    You always need leeway when quoting del dates

    • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 10:21 pm

      Fault of damn salesmen who sell the deal without reference to the technical guys. “Yeah, we (WE?) can get it done by then.”

      • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 10:32 pm

        I mean the buyers give themselves leeway… Must have it by this date….

  • Caspurs 23/12/2018 at 10:15 pm

    We’d better be first on MoTD tonight, or else!

  • Chauvelin 23/12/2018 at 10:24 pm

    What was outstanding about Son on his first goal was he didn’t give up or slow down even though the defender should have dealt with it easily. He had to be right there waiting, anticipating something might fall to him; then he hit a shot which wasn’t easy from the angle. It was a superb poach.

    • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 10:27 pm

      Sonny’s pressing cause the mistake, a well deserved goal and a top finish. Sonaldo!

    • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 10:30 pm

      I appears a lot of our players are hitting top form at the same time. Exxxxceeelllent…

  • stevo1987 23/12/2018 at 10:27 pm

    I’ll be at work to about 3pm. I don’t think I ‘ll be doing too much though. And no on call for me this year!!

    • 💋 23/12/2018 at 10:45 pm

      What do you do?

  • Sexy Beast 23/12/2018 at 10:32 pm

    Sissoko had an excellet game again.

    • Ronwol196061 23/12/2018 at 10:33 pm

      Sissoko bought time for the creative quality players to work

  • Goatboy333 23/12/2018 at 10:33 pm

    Shame we’ve already played City and Pool at “home”. Would have loved for them to have to come to NWHL in the run in.

  • Freund or Foe 23/12/2018 at 11:09 pm

    Eriksen MOTD interview. Sorry chaps, I’ve got a man crush.

    • Matt 24/12/2018 at 12:02 am

      He wasn’t brilliant wasn’t he? Smart and funny. Also happened to be majestic. We really do need to sign him up. World class.

      • Matt 24/12/2018 at 12:03 am

        He was….

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