Date: 14th September 2017 at 11:12am
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9 An exceptional save from Hugo and not a hint of heart-stopping mayhem. Still unconvinced a goalie as a captain is good idea, but hey.

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10 Harry Kane was unstoppable – interesting comment from Jermaine ***** last night that both Defoe and Berbatov used to complain he refused to pass to them such was his insanely selfish desire to score. What we’re witnessing is the ingoing fine tuning of an absolute monster.

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8 The Frenchman grew into the game. Aurier is talented, tenacious and tough as your dad’s old boots.

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7 Davinson Sanchez had enough thrown at him to buckle a lot of players. He did not buckle.

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8 Private Ben-jamin: this was another inspiring game from a supposed understudy.

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9 Jan Vertonghen’s performance was superb – unlike the referee who was uses the same opticians as Mr Magoo.

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9 Toby – gladiatorial.

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7s Eric Dier/Mousa Dembele both looked like kittens in washing machine for about an hour.

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8 Eriksen not so much blossomed as fought for every inch – like a hooker wrestling with a drunk.

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8 Son’s joyous goal was a sucker punch to the teutonic’s temple.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Elevenstonedidiots September 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    When exactly did harry refuse to pass to Berbatov? When he was 14?

  • Harry Hotspur September 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm
  • KrakowJosh September 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Not comparing the games, per se, but the last time I felt such a contrast between dread going into the match and pure elation the other end was when we beat Chelsea 5-3 on new year’s day, 2015.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Chelsea 2-0 aswell

      • KrakowJosh September 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        For some reason I was more confident about that one!

  • Tottenham central September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Faith and hope and charity. One for you and some for me. Money doesn’t grow on trees but babies come from ladies. Told ya. Any team any ground

  • Gus September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Just watched the game and fark me what a performance, took me back at times to the swashbuckling games of ‘Arry’s Spurs UCL team. We played a more direct vertical attack which took advantage of the high D line of BD. We were excellent from top to bottom, our goals were brilliant and all in all I thought it was a cracking high quality game. Best of all we won at Wembley in a competitive match!

    • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Eriksen is not any more playing sideways and a first reaction. Poch seems to have changed that. (Dembele too usually goes forward but Poch seemed to put him back a bit more in this one)

      • Gus September 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        We definitely played more assertive. Son and Kane bombed forward and Eriksen found them. He was outstanding

  • BARD September 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

    If we (perhaps naively) assume we get 6 points from Apoel and (perhaps negatively) none from RM then it all comes down to Dortmund away. With a fully fit squad they’ll be a handful at their place based on last night’s showing.

  • Urbane Sturgeon September 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

    A lot of well deserved overreaching excitement to be had on here and radio this morning it seems. It’s early days in this competition and for Sanchez & Aurora. We dispatched a weakened team (7 players out) who were playing away from home, and had their on side goal been allowed it would have finished 3-2. Who knows what the score would have been if they’d been fully fit.

    Verty the Berky needs to learn to leave his swipey pushy shovey game in the dressing room where the Euro refs can’t see it; a stupidly deserved 2nd yellow for me. He & Alli need their nipples tweaked good and hard by the gaffer prior to foreign matches. Sanchez did well a couple of dodgy clearances aside and Aurier seemed to ‘develop’ as much in one half, as it took Walkies to develop during his first 4 years at Spurs.

    It was a joy to watch us sort the first half issues out, play a ‘European’ style game and come out on top. I can’t wait to see how we handle the Madrid Globetrotters matches.

    Go on the Hubris Comes Before a Falls!

    • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

      We need to forget RM and concentrate on winning well the other games
      The excitement is not overreached.This was a great win ffs

      • Urbane Sturgeon September 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

        I beg your pardon Ronald?!! I think you’ll find we need to concentrate on winning well against all the teams in our group, including the Madrid Globetrotters. ffs

        • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:06 pm

          We will concentrate on winning all games but cant rely on any points from Madrid. Still securing the point in Dortmund should do it

          • Wig September 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

            If our experience last season shows us anything, you can’t rely on any points against any team in the champions league. One can’t assume we will roll over APOEL regardless of whether they are considered the weakest team in our group. So you have to go all out to beat every team in the group and that includes Real Madrid

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

      I agree its a result to savour but not to get too heady about. I heard it was 9 first teamers they had missing. Reus, Schmeltzer etc. Big players for em.

      • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

        They still had a tremendous team out. Our players fought well and Poch had them sussed tactically. We worked off the counter and they backed off in the second half

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

          Absolutely. They are quality. 2nd half especially we were worthy winners.

      • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

        We are one player away from being a great team. We need a World Class CM in the middle to create and inspire when things are up and when things are down. A player who can create no matter what. A real captain

        • Urbane Sturgeon September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

          +1 (was it ever thus)

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

          That’s why I get so miffed. Cos if we kept our ground and were brave this window gone and got them players that dynasty you crave, and we all crave could be right now. What ifs though😞 instead we’ll have to keep this lot together and go to the new build with a big brassy tart of a signing!🙌

          • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

            Its not Wembley its in our heads. We are in a good place now that way and we are building the team well. Its the best we have had since the 60’s and we are looking to go beyond. Billy Nick never created a dynasty…a great legcy..a great decade even… but not a dynasty. We have the chance now

  • AccringtonSpurs September 14, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Sahin was not pleased with the manner of defeat:

    “It was a very intense match that will have been an interesting spectacle for the neutral. There were lots of chances at both ends. We conceded two stupid goals,” Sahin was quoted as saying on the official Borussia Dortmund website.

    stupid goals…

    • Urbane Sturgeon September 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

      That’s one way of dealing with failure: If the goals were stupid, they occurred because mistakes were made, and but for the mistakes they would have won, rather than no mistakes were made but the other team beat you anyway because they’re simply a superior team.

      • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

        Actually thats why they stopped going forward as much in the second.They played more balance but also threatened us less!

        • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

          This one was for Accrington

    • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

      I dont imagine he means stupid goals,but rather more like they game us too much space but we hit them on the counter

      • McG September 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

        If they we’re stupid goals, that makes the Dormund players stupid for letting them in.

        • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

          They werent stupid goals. They were over confident in the first half passing the ball about like they owned WEmbley and we had a Trojan Horse called the counter. So they looked good in the first half and we burned them. In the second they started to respect our game and played more balanced.It didnt help them as our team is very strong physically so we took over

  • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Im not sure about Lloris mark.Yes one heroic save but I thought a few times he was out of position and his kick outs havnt improved (that much)

    Aurier and Davies absolutely. For Auriers first game he was great.He took it on. One brilliant play in the first half and a really neat heel pass in the second and tough involvement throughout. Davies was absolutely superb

    Jan was fantastic,Toby was ever steady,Sanchez look Supreme and Ledleylike and I feel there is a lot more there that he will become.Clever player I think.

    Dier and Dembele especially had changed their game. I think POch wasnt looking to expand them so much and so maybe what we didnt see was them doing anything special but they served just to beef up the middle (thats the positive rationalization for mediocre)

    Son was joyous to watch,a brilliant goal and a brilliant shot. Brought great energy.

    Eriksen worked hard was fluid nothing spectacular on the day but was solid

    Kane was fantastic in something that has become routine for him. Its clicking now but he is always a threat.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

      I can’t begin to imagine how hard Kane works in training

      • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

        His heart and soul is in it and it not based i a diabolical ego..its real and he is grounded with that. His work ethic is solid.

  • Legoverlass September 14, 2017 at 11:27 am

    It makes for a pleasant change that we can play our summer signings almost immediately and they fit straight in as first eleven players unlike the usual crop who need a season of preparation before they can play a full game. Sanchez and Aurier are top drawer players and all that is missing is possibly two more of that calibre in midfield. Once we get Wanyama back and fit no side is going to want to take on our defensive set up. Looking forward to seeing Llorente getting on the end of some crosses as that will add another dimension we have been missing up front for a long time. Dembele looked of the pace in the first half but picked it up in the second. Not sure Dier has the quality to hold a place down in our first eleven and if Utd still want to spend £50 million on him I would take it and use it to fund another world class DM and ATM.

    • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:31 am

      We need a fund a world class and creative CM (we are more than ok at DM)

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

        👍

      • East Stand September 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

        Another option to Dembele was a transfer I was hoping for, Dembele is great player but some games don’t always suit him. No need to travel with the ball, put your foot on it and play some passes sometimes.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

          Yep, we needed that and another in place of Lamela with the invention. That and WHL would av meant a title maybe.

        • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

          Dembele alwsys plays passes well but they are often dont have any relationship to the final product. They usually move us forward and Dembele is very good at it. I would imagine that Poch got his and Dier to stay tight fo this one.Still I dont consider Dembele creative in the sense of creating goals like a Fabregas would. We do need a player in Central that can help create that.
          Maybe next year. But its expensive

          • East Stand September 14, 2017 at 11:42 am

            There aren’t many better than Dembele, perhaps Barkley is seen as the long term replacement? I hope not, he doesn’t work for the team like Dembele does…

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

              The Croat at Madrid is the only one who can match Dembele I think. I think he’s Croatian?

              • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

                agreed 100%

              • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

                Kovacic is a physical player who has talent going forward and much more expansive than Dembele
                the player would have to be somewhat physical but also creative.Hard to find and expnsive but key to a dynasty

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

                  That’s the one. Madrid are fickle as anything so he could be available soon.

                  • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

                    It would be a key. Anyone watching us would see great potential and with the stadium coming he would be a marquee player for the opening.

          • Dancingbarber September 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

            Of course we have Sissoko

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

    The key with Aurier and Sanchez is Levy. These look like player the big elite bank rolled merchants will move heaven and earth to get. Can we keep them beyond 18 months? When the offers crash in will the chairman cash in?

    • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:35 am

      The only player he has sold lately is Walker for a great 54 mil. We are getting the stadium soon and he might sell one more..maybe Dier for the right price but no doubt we are on an upward trajectory. Levy is no stupid. Yes he has made mistakes but we all have. Look what we have now.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 14, 2017 at 11:38 am

        Certainly top 4 is essential to that.

      • AccringtonSpurs September 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

        Dier & Rose

        • East Stand September 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

          Delle, last night showed that he isn’t particularly integral to anything.

          • Harry Hotspur September 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

            Correct – we were passengerless.

        • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

          Hopefully we can keep Rose..in any case probably the right price they might both go. We need to trade up to the CM position

          • Freund or Foe September 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

            I’d happily drive him to Manchester myself, but he’d have to go in the boot.

            • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

              Left or right?

              • Freund or Foe September 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

                Sorry Ron. The trunk, he`ll have to go in the trunk. Not easy, speshley as I drive a moped.

                • ronwol196061 September 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

                  Hahaha!

      • East Stand September 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

        I’d rather they waited to sell Delle in a another season or two.

        He’s not loyal player, it’s all about him. Talented but we need to sell before he gets found out to get max profit. Unless we do his value will plummet…

  • East Stand September 14, 2017 at 11:21 am

    “A hooker wrestling a drunk” brilliant…

  • Sid Trotter September 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Yes. Ben Davies was excellent. The boy Sanchez is growing into becoming a fine player. All others, just beautiful to watch. I would not want a fight with Aurier. Wonderful

    Second fist

  • Urbane Sturgeon September 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Fist

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Hehe!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    First among sequels.