Date: 6th February 2018 at 12:21pm
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Newport County will 100% be looking to wreak havoc when they arrive in London for the biggest game of their season – this isn’t a sneer by the way – any pub team comments evaporated while we were waiting for Harry Kane to equalise in the 82nd minute.

A fast way for Pochettino to shut up brain surgeons like me is to win a trophy. Correction the ONLY way is to win a trophy. It’s not  a complicated situation.

You read this blog and the words go into through the eye-holes and out the through the ar*e-h*les. Why aren’t I skipping like a schoolgirl because we’ve taken out a bank loan? Why aren’t my juices flowing at the thought of a multitiered corporate offering?

Football teams exist to win stuff. Nothing else. No, no, no. That’s the exhaustive list from front to back. If you ‘get off’ on anything else, you’re essentially a weirdo. You collect Star Wars figures because you think that they smell nice. You watch horse racing because you’re a really big fan of grass.

Now we’ve established why normal people are here, will Poch have the wit to play a team designed to beat Newport County?

Given the evidence at Anfield, he hasn’t. After the Manchester United game the gaffer hinted at the possibility of rotation.

Poch said after the 1-1 draw in Wales: “I was so disappointed, and disappointed not because we didn’t play so well, only that we didn’t match them in motivation, in fight. In this type of game if you don’t fight first of all and you are not motivated to play well, it’s so easy to struggle.”

So, he needs to pick a side that is capable and motivate them. Wow. Sounds like a really complex job. Fingers crossed, eh?

 
Comments
  • T February 6, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Why the fuck do u support spurs?
    Negative cunt.

    H your a laughing stock on all other spurs forums. They can’t believe the shit u write.

    U have a small contingent of sheep that will never dare challenge u and anyone that does gets banned. Your a mug. lol

    • Cali February 7, 2018 at 2:49 am

      He supports Spurs cause he loves them not to win anything if that is ur logic so how that makes u mad ? I don’t understand why u r so mad Sir? is that HH just said football teams exist to win things what is not true about that statement and why r u insulting the respectable ladies and gents who follow this blog and calling them a punch of sheep is that fair to diss a lot of people just to prove ur point of view is right. If u don’t like it here no one is forcing u to come just stay away with out offending any one, u can prove ur point while u r being very polite remember always what is right is right even if there is no body is doing it and what is wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it , always remember u r not the only Spurs fan and ur point of view is not always right so respect the other points of view of other fans.

  • Accy February 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    N’Moura

    M’oura and M’aclcom are the replacements for N’jie and N’koudou

  • PlayitagainSamways February 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Levy is a wanker. Poch is not.

  • PlayitagainSamways February 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Bollox, absolute bollox about Poch being tactically inept. When we have the personel fit then we are very fluid with our ability to change shape and formation during games. AND, big fucking AND, the opposition will always have a plan for your plan and these can counter act. FFS. We are improving under Poch, and this is the best Spurs team of my lifetime (first season as a Spurs’ fan we won FA cup in 91). Poch has turned us into a football club when before we were a mess. Poch is the dream manager for Levy as Poch has managed to improve us despite the baldy weirdos interfering.

  • Urbane Sturgeon February 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    “Football teams exist to win stuff. Nothing else.”

    Spectacularly incorrect. Football teams exist to entertain. Winning is evidently secondary to entertaining, otherwise the vast majority of football clubs would have lost all their fans years ago.

    • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I think there’s a queue forming here of people determined to support the theory that Levy isn’t a wanker.

      You want entertainment you go to the cinema. Sport is about winning. When you go home after a game you do not buzz because you played valiantly and yet lost 0-2 to the other lot.

      If anyone does feel that way I refer them to the Star Wars and the Horse Racing analogies.

      Football is tribal – not a coffee and cake morning at the local WI.

      • modrictoe February 6, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        No but on the way you meet mates (if you have any), have a drink, have a chat about the game, the last games and various rude things, you watch the game, you have a rant, you feel great or you feel shit after, but you still go back because you love the game and your club even more. The club gives you all that. Most never give you a thing they won but you keep going back.

        • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

          Oh dear… pass the jam, Edith.

      • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 2:09 pm

        I can mention who I want.

        • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

          Congratulations. You just won another a free ride outta here. Go and be clever somewhere else.

  • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    gloster1861

    No, it’s simplistic nonsense. Supporters of Hereford United (and there are some!) don’t think they’ll ever win real silverware.

    Apparently these people are just wasting their time.

    For Hereford – their ambition is to win individual games.

    Obviously.

    • modrictoe February 6, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      sorry gloster was that for me? if yes I didnt understand. Obviously not all football clubs exist only to win things. They all want to win game and things but that is not the only reason they exist, if it was so many would clearly have decided to stop existing years ago

  • gloster1861 February 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    💋
    Yep. Me again.

    Always you in the mirror.

  • modrictoe February 6, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t believe all football teams exist to win things. I don’t think that’s ever been the case. For those people who believe that the football world has changed to make it a much more stressful existence than before. For now more than in the past fewer teams win things than before, sad it’s gone that way but it has.

    • gloster1861 February 6, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      No, it’s simplistic nonsense. Supporters of Hereford United (and there are some!) don’t think they’ll ever win real silverware.

      Apparently these people are just wasting their time.

    • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      @modrictoe This is gibberish.

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 6, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    “So, he needs to pick a side that is capable and motivate them. Wow. Sounds like a really complex job. Fingers crossed, eh?”

    H, Agree with you here 100%. But having watched Poch teams for some years now I fear that he always only has one unit that can score goals. If Harry and CE don’t play it will be dreck for 75 minutes until they come on. His Plan B never inspires. That has to change. And they have to hit the pitch on fire. I fear it won’t happen.

  • Harry Hotspur February 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Lucas Moura was not registered before the first tie and therefore is ineligible for the replay.

  • Legoverlass February 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Pooch needs to play a strong starting line up and kill the game off by half time so we can rest players in the second half. Not his usual weakened starting lineup that struggles to put the game to bed and in so doing inspires the opposition to believe they can nick a result which results in 70 minute subs and a mad scramble to get a result. We shouldn’t be playing this game as we should have finished the tie last time at Newport. We needed a rest until Saturday and to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders in what is probably one of the biggest matches of the season for us. Pooch is the manager.He and his world class team of “yet to win anything” sycophants are responsible for making sure the squad is fired up and totally motivated. We need Toby back for that game just because he is a winner and his presence alone makes us look far more strong mentally.

    • modrictoe February 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      personally I would not play 5-6 key players tonight, Saturday is much more important. 5-6 squad players rotated in should be enough at Wembley to beat these.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Once again(as in the first match) it shouldn’t matter what Poch puts on the pitch, we SHOULD beat Newport County FC. They are a good, honest, 2nd(4th) division side. We are a Champions League group winner Premier League side pages in fortunes their players can only dream of. No excuse. Ever.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      *paid

    • modrictoe February 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      agree with that Gascoigne

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 6, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      You’re right Gaz, there are no excuses. It might be down to commitment, desire, injuries, tactics, corruption, voodoo etc but technically they they must be better than a league 2 side so should win 9 times in 10. The 10th time is where one of the above reasons apply or its an unknown, unknown where there’s no logical reason. However that makes the game interesting cos without it you’re watching a sport that would be dead within a few years.

  • Camus February 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I’m struggling with how the players weren’t motivated enough to play well enough to beat Newport County at their place. It shouldn’t be difficult to dribble past a couple of part-time defenders and tonk it in the corner a couple of times.

    Let’s hope Poch can solve the riddle by tomorrow night though.

  • Caspurs♿️ February 6, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    spursy
    I hope he goes for it, too, in an assertive selection.
    FA cup glory – how sweet would that be? Unbelievably sweet.
    Sweeter than a Fantoke.
    As sweet as a glorious slice of something from Bettys of Harrogate.
    With a cherry on the top.
    And vanilla-sweetened cream on the side.
    Yum. Let’s win, Poch.

    A Greggs pasty?

    • 💋 February 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Wenzels, for me.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π February 6, 2018 at 12:38 pm

        Never heard of him.

        • Caspurs♿️ February 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm

          Wenzel Washington, brother of Denzel..

          • SpurAndy 🍒π February 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm

            Ah, gotcha 👍

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Its Poch job to motivate the players.
    You have to be able to inspire.
    Poch has to inspire his bench players too not make them fearful.

  • spursy February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    If Spurs beat Arsenal on Saturday, it will be the first time this season since the opening fixture when we’d be ahead of last year’s points tally. Our GD is currently down 4 on last year’s total.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Are you sure Spursy? I didn’t think we could equal last seasons final points tally after the draw at Anfield.

      • spursy February 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm

        Hi Cas, Don’t know about how the final tally can go. Hadn’t thought of that, but after 25 PL games last season we were on 50pts, GD +28. This year, we’re on 48pts, +26. So beat Arsenal by more than 2 and we’ve moved ahead. Feels strange to me as it doesn’t feel as if we’re doing that well.
        Consistency coming through? Saturday is a big game.

      • spursy February 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm

        Win every match and they’d beat the total by 1 point, Cas.

        • Caspurs♿️ February 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm

          👍

  • spursy February 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I hope he goes for it, too, in an assertive selection.
    FA cup glory – how sweet would that be? Unbelievably sweet.
    Sweeter than a Fantoke.
    As sweet as a glorious slice of something from Bettys of Harrogate.
    With a cherry on the top.
    And vanilla-sweetened cream on the side.
    Yum. Let’s win, Poch.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Winning something is not enough for me. I want to nelieve in my team,believe they will win this week. Believe when they come to a game that they come with everything they have. Winning a cup is not enough. I want to tryst my team not jyst be excited because they got through a few games have a couple of wins and win a cup.
    Half our games we are not ready to do battle and then we resort to dives and shit to try and scraoe something.
    Does this give you confidence?
    Winning a domestic cup may actually mask a deeper problem with a manager.
    Lwts first come to games ready to win then we can talk cups.

    • 💋 February 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      The jyst of the tryst is to play wyst and get pyst.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        Thats the gyst

  • 💋 February 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Yep. Me again.