Date: 31st March 2018 at 8:49pm
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Good evening Client Reference Numbers and assorted General Admission subhuman scum.

Coming to terms with the way itk works is a particularly painful process that has seen quite literally countless Spurs fans binned well beyond the confines of this place. You know who you are. You’ve been previously thrown off COYS and your access was summarily limited on Spurs Community well before this two bob blogger came along.

Informed gossip is what it is, what it always will be and it shall remain most welcomed! If you decide to bother those that are trying to help a brother out, you’re gone. Because it queers the pitch. Stifles discussion. And nobody likes pitch queering stifler.

Gladys told us here that “Toby Alderweireld is expected to sign a new deal imminently with the official announcement to follow shortly. The 28 year old international will pen a bumper new deal as Levy continues his efforts to secure the current squad, as the move into the New Destination™ gets ever closer. This is no mean feat given the interest that Spurs have encouraged interest by taking so damn long to get this new contract over the line. One solid enquiry from a Premier League rival was already received in recent weeks.”

What transpired after this went to press can only be described as ‘a bad thing’.

Glad understands that Pochettino’s modus operandi is actually a tad different from what he presents in public.

With certain players that he wishes to keep within his inner circle, he less acts as a broker between the player and the club, more as a sounding board/mediator with the overarching aim of managing expectations on all sides.

That’s what happened with Toby. Way back when – a couple of months ago. The vibe inside the club vis a vis Toby was buoyant. He was happy with a modest pay rise and an array of bonus options that would keep him in the Winners Enclosure as far as his gross pay cheque looked.

What happened? Brace yourselves for no surprise at all because within weeks of Poch assuring the Bald Weirdo it was all good in the hood, #TeamToby decided to stutter and stumble on the way to wet inking the deal. Eventfully a bigger and better demand was placed.

As per usual – and not as per the main stream media, but immediately – Levy issued his infamous ‘we’ll get back to you’. That was immediately.

Pochettino fumes on demand these days. There’s more of this to come by the way.

He’s not forgiven Rose and it will be extremely unlikely that the Alderweireld situation is now recoverable, simply on the basis that when he goes to his employer and says ‘We’ve got this’, he won’t tolerate being made to look a mug. Again.

You see whilst Walker’s departure was engineered quite transparently within the club, and Bonzo played the game every step along the way, Danny Rose didn’t. Rose was playing the ‘Gaffer’s Adopted Son’ card on Soccer Am and to anyone else that would hear it. When Rose hit the back page of The Sun it was a reality hitting Mauricio like a man releasing his bank account had been emptied somewhere between high living his Financial Advisor in the champagne bar and coming back from the Gents some 20 minutes later on…

This is is Poch’s second significant credibility strike with Daniel Levy.

It was the best backline in the Premier League and THFC couldn’t be bothered to pay it what it was worth. That’s the bottom line. Hit yer wah-wah peddle all you like. That’s what it is. All it ever is…

I am so calm. All the players, they are so happy. This is futbol.

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

  • Legendary greavsey April 1, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Well fellow legends I’m in Las Vegas on 1st stage of a months holiday in U.S. With Mrs Greavsey What an amazing place to experience got the game on in sports bar of hotel so going to bet on Spurs ( and I never gamble )coming home with a 3 1 away win with or without Toby or H K.

  • Urbane Sturgeon March 31, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Well that fight was pretty underwhelming; an easy win and a little bit boring.

    • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      Pure crap

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 April 1, 2018 at 12:15 am

      I don’t want to rain on any boxing fans parade but seriously, for me, boxing is ridiculous.

  • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I know Chelsea need to win but our lads don’t know how to defend and counter as seen v juve. We need to attack for the 90

  • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    UFC all day

  • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Boxing is crap

    • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Saul Barrison

  • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Aj is s typical English puff

  • Urbane Sturgeon March 31, 2018 at 10:26 pm
  • East Stand March 31, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Does anyone believe that Toby needing to prove his long term fitness after this injury is a factor in a delay in a sorting out a new deal?

    • Yippers March 31, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      Ring the club and find out mate!

      • East Stand April 1, 2018 at 10:48 am

        Oh yeah, didn’t think oh that. Doh!!

  • East Stand March 31, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Levy is out of his depth, well perhaps he isn’t but he sort of wants us to believe he is.

    He’s doing all he can to make Spurs the bestest club in the Europes, bless him. Isn’t he, isn’t he?

    Levy’s one and only role at Spurs is to manage expectations, to constantly remind us all of the environment in which he and ENIC have to work.

    They must be doing it out of love for the club, I mean why else would you spend 16 years running a huge club like Spurs and put up with winning only 1 poxy League Cup, a full decade ago?

    You’ve gotta hand it to Levy & Co, they really can’t compete with the billionaire owners out there, after all Joe Lewis is only worth about six billion.

    Oh wait a minute, perhaps you need to be worth at least 50 billion to venture away from the zero net spend? Who knows, you see it’s all beyond our understanding and we should really leave it to the experts like the Bald Weirdo…

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 March 31, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Joe didnt turn on a tap,he wasnt born with a silver spoon….
      He did it by being a better businessman than Trump….

      • East Stand April 1, 2018 at 10:49 am

        What’s that got to do with putting sod all into the club he owns??

  • melcyid March 31, 2018 at 10:05 pm

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  • Tezza March 31, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Anyone got a decent stream for the boxing?😀

  • melcyid March 31, 2018 at 9:59 pm
  • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 31, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    It is a Trifecta. TeamToby for going for the throat, TeamPoch for running interference and then being made a mug and TeamLevy for being a dickhead. Swell!

  • melcyid March 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    ITK is in the now at this precise moment and is not valid for 5 mins in the future as phone calls and social media can change and move the goalposts within that time and create another scenario where different decisions are then made by the participating parties according to their own agendas.
    All in the knows should be taken outside and shot within one month of utterance and not coming to pass. that will put an end to the matter.ENDOV

    • Accy March 31, 2018 at 9:52 pm


  • RoyalinKabul March 31, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    If Toby’s in the starting line-up tomorrow all is good; if not…just please don’t sell him to Cheatski.

  • Hartley™ March 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Toby or not Toby?
    That is the question.

    • East Stand March 31, 2018 at 10:16 pm


  • richspurs March 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Breaking news. Kane in the squad for Cheatski.

  • richspurs March 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    As long as we win tomorrow. Thats progress.

  • Matt March 31, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Seems spot on ITK. So, as I understand it toby was one of the senior leaders, trusted; reneged on in principle agreement. So he’s blown the trust. Well done Poch, move him on. He’s Danny Rose but with smarter PR. I’m fairness I’ve been drinking with my son prior to the fight.

    • Sexy Beast March 31, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Who’s gonna win? I saw the last one in Cardiff, AJ reminded me of Bruno, to stiff and cumbersome…

      • Matt March 31, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        When he’s heavy you’re right there’s similarities. He’s a stone lighter. Big AJ to win in 8!

  • Accy March 31, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Saints looking shitter and shitter by the hour. They’re in the shit.

    This is what happens when you continually sell your best players.

  • Ash March 31, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    More useless information

  • Sexy Beast March 31, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Good evening Client Reference Numbers and assorted General Admission subhuman scum.
    That made me laugh!

  • Caspurs♿️ March 31, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    8.49 O’clocker!

    • Harry Hotspur March 31, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      This is precisely how Nazi Germany started…

      • East Stand March 31, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        Some bollocks about a loaf of bread?