Date: 20th January 2013 at 9:59am
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Good morning,

Sorry about that. I had a previous engagement with an air hockey table. And no it wasn’t like that; I let her win.

Games like ours today, as I know I’ve said before, are those instances in a season when one gets a mental snapshot of where we are. Discover how we’re getting along. Historically, the same can be said of the Chelsea and Arsenal games. Are we improving when it comes to facing the big boys or simply rubbing along?

On the corresponding fixture last season you may wish not to recall we had a our metaphorical pants pulled down to the tune of 1-3. Lots of possession that did nothing to stop them getting all 3 points, we were left clutching a bendy Bully and a tankard containing some free overseas shipping vouchers from the Megastore.

Looking at the table, Slur Alex is going for distance, He’s going for speed. 55 points to his name. But here’s the one. Yanited have conceded 29 goals this season so far. With the exception of West Brom nobody else in the top 10 has leaked so many goals. Yes, of course there are a good number of sides (including us) that aren’t far behind, but none of them are the legendary Red Devils. None of them are pace setting league leaders.

So my strategy is thus. We set out to score one more than them. I know. Cunning, crafted and meticulously calculated, but hey.

Defensively they haven’t been shambolic. But they have undoubtedly been suspect. Slur Alex is known to be scouting like a mad thing for a new goal keeper. I said it on the latest podcast, the guy he should have bought …now plays for us.

The standout danger is van Persie. The second worry for me is Walker. I’m half tempted to see if I can find a bookie who’ll take a bet on the boy conceding a penalty.

What will define this game for us is who joins in. And yes Gareth, we’re all looking at you. 9 goals so far. Cheers, nice one. But you’ve been nigh on invisible too many time this season. You know those headlines? Real Madrid preparing £55M Bid ones? Do you know the only thing that ever bugs me about them? a hattrick against driftwood like Aston Villa doesn’t you worth £55m. So how about something of note against the big boys before we all die of boredom. And stay on your bloody feet.

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

  • ronwol196061 January 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Defoe can score,he just doesnt so much. I think he knows how to shoot but has no idea about the angles Raz did say that once and I have felt that a lot.
    If he were taller with all the crosses he could find space above but he has a hard time getting loose in the box.
    I always think he should play just behind a taller player,but Ade wants to spend time on holiday out on the wings half the time.Ade is brilliant but doesnt play to the tune of anyone,just himself. Dempsey could get good.With him its allabout emotion and determinatiion and I get the feeling that both him and Sigg are trying too hard and are overplaying and the opposite is happening.

    • TMWNN January 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      I gave up on Defoe about 4 seasons ago. A waste of breath.

      No wonder Bale is coming inside, what’s the point of whipping the ball in from the wing when you’ve got strikers in the box (if you’re lucky) with less presence than rent-a-gob’s got honesty.

      We played well yesterday but without any cutting edge. Happy to get the draw, but we could be doing so much better.

      • lecoqhardi January 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

        A few games ago, Sunderland I think, Bale ran 60 yards with the ball, outpaced four defenders and made a brilliant cut-back to Defoe. Who missed from three yards out. When Bale realised that the little fellow hadn’t scored, the look on his face was priceless.

  • TMWNN January 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Get the cheque book out Levy, you tight (unt!

    • Frontwheel 2 January 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

      :Zzzzzz:

      • TMWNN January 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

        One of your more interesting comments, well done!

        • Frontwheel 2 January 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

          We’re shit,we won’t win anything,Levy’s a (unt,whats AVB ever done,etc etc,there,that should make you happy TMWANNK

    • lecoqhardi January 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

      He won’t. I think he was scarred by the Bentley transfer. Since then he’s bought cheaply. He’s bought well, mind you, but he’s not going to go the extra distance and pay top whack for a good striker. Funny though, because he must see that 4th place is unlikely without the addition of someone who’s better than JD. He must be just plain pig-headed or isn’t bothered about Champion’s League at the moment. One things for sure, he could buy us CL football with a single signing.
      Oh, and if you ever needed proof, Ferguson is a complete twat.

      • ronwol196061 January 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

        I would imagine this is a test season.That they will look at everything in the summer and assess where we are at and then decide whether to go for it next season.
        The stadium,AVB,consistency,injuries will all come into play.
        Levy is going to keep us competitive for sure to keep the fans happy but not going to gamble now unless because yes they could buy a striker,blow the budget and be wrong while others will buy and if it doesnt work buy again and again.

      • TMWNN January 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

        Dembele cost the same amount as Bentley. Instead of buying players like Siggy and Dempsey, neither of whom are anything special, the money should be going towards filling the spot that hasn’t been replaced since Berbatit left.

        I’d agree with you about Levy/ENIC not being bothered about CL football. Stringing the fans along without investing any of their own money is what they are best at.

        • UnkleKev January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

          Careful, TMWNN; criticising Dempsey can get you strung up in these parts.

        • nobby nobbs January 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

          Berbatov left while playing in our shirt FFS.

  • nobby nobbs January 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

    And a shout for Parker not technically brilliant but let Manu know we were not going to rollover.

  • nobby nobbs January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Deserved that, loved that Fergie took of Cleverly for Valencia and left the midfield to Dembele who was awesome. Thought Dempsey was poor but got the goal so who cares.
    Cant the coaching staff teach concentration and positional sense to walker. He made a great tackle in the box second half but surely to fak he recognises his weaknesses.
    Lennon was fantastic need a forward that can attack the six yard box.
    Great day out.

  • Razspur January 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Alex Ferguson should be had up on bringing the game into disrepute for his comments about the linesman, he said,
    “Dam’n linesman never gave us a thing all day” then he went on to say “Drogba was 3yds offside and he didn’t give it” referring to a match from 2010. If it was any other Manager he would receive harsh treatment from the FA, ferguson should be treated no differently. I expect the FA will chicken out though for fear of Ferguson refusing to do after match interviews for the next 5 years.
    Double standards.
    I do agree that it was a clear penalty but that’s beside the point.

    • Frontwheel 2 January 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

      I must be wrong because everybody is saying it was a clear penalty,but I just don’t see it like that.It looks too me like the tinker made contact.We came out fer worse on the bad decisions,Kagawa,carrick and that short arse defender had a field day.

  • melcyid January 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I like the immense leaping man AVB,if our forwards could leap like that we wouldnt need to buy anyone :Angel:

  • melcyid January 21, 2013 at 4:52 am

    in the mould of perryman/robertshttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/sports/soccer/clint-dempsey-scores-late-equalizer-for-spurs-against-manchester-united.html?ref=sports&_r=0

  • Sydneyvicious January 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

    We havea got one penalty this season, against Norwich, I think, in some dribblers’ cup tie. Deuce was given it, and fluffed it, saving us from a replay or extra gout-ridden minutes or something. DEUCE OUT!

  • melcyid January 21, 2013 at 4:37 am

    dumpsey is a scrapper and can tuck away the unpretty half chances and sticks his head in and dosnt mind getting kicked in the process, a winning mentality. :Bully:

  • UnkleKev January 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Dempsey, goal aside, was back to his usual ineffective self. He’s fine if all you’re aiming for is 5th or 6th but he’s some way short of the quality required if you actually want to win stuff. Transplant van Persie into our team and we’d be the ones top o’ the shop right now.

    • UnkleKev January 21, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Case in point, we kicked off and retained possession until Dempsey got involved; his first contribution was to give the ball away. Exactly the same thing happened against Chelsea and we all know how that game turned out. Such actions serve to set the tone for what is to follow and as such he’s very much a weak point in our set up. How he continually starts ahead of the way more gifted Sigurdsson is a complete mystery to me.

    • CincinnatiYid January 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

      Unk, Let it go. 4 goals in 4 games. Winner and equalizer against Manure. If that is ineffective, who do we have effective?

      Not to say that we don’t still need anotherb striker and a distributing midfielder. We do.

    • ronwol196061 January 21, 2013 at 1:36 am

      I agree with Cincy. I dont think we have seen the best of Dempsey but he is at least is having a go.A lot more than either Defoe or Ade. Dempsey has grit and a desire.He is not a finesse player and has nothing to do with Sigg.Sigg should be playing more but in not place of dempsey.Dempsey should play ahead of Defoe and Ade.
      Defoe has a great quick shot but things everything is ok and its not.Ade on the other hand doesnt give a shit.Dempsey knows its not perfect and is determined.

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    :THANK-YOU: lennon and the dumpster

    • Frontwheel 2 January 21, 2013 at 12:29 am

      hear here old boy

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    :Crying: :Censored: :Angry: :Mad: :Distort: :Cry: :Disapproval:

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    What a difference that goal made, a smile on everyones face.1 more minute and we would have all been

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    wish someone would have patted vanpervy hard on his head while his appendage was hanging out of his mouth.

  • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I have to say a big well done to the lads today… We never looked second best at any stage, and for most of the second half we were in command…
    I think that the “Chosen one” © ® ™ reign is starting to bear fruit…

  • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    AVB TIME! :Hello:

    • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      cant touch this

      • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        Stop, Tottenham Time!

  • DAVID January 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    A long time since I have seen ManU made to look so ordinary.

    We are clearly moving in the right direction.

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    that goal was f*cking awesome right at the death and what it is all about,signing off for motd2 :Who-s-the-man:

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Was well pleased with the lads overall commitment today and no slacking off. Avb has a lot going for him,will be something else when he gets his wish for list approved by Levy.
    Nice to get a goal in fergie time he will consider that 2 points dropped.
    My favourite smiley :Bully:

  • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Really can’t see us getting a Striker in now, they will say that Dempsey is cover enough in that department.

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      dempsey is the main man isn’t he now,hopefully adebayor is back soon enough i haven’t given up on him yet he is pretty good for us,be nice to get a real lock picker in there some where,if we got another striker and a No 10 type we’d be giving the others nightmares but as you say hard to see anything happening now,where is holtby why don’t they just let us have him now

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    yes i think Lennon has been player of the season so far,he works hard,he doesn’t always get it right but still

    do you think naughton will get a go at right back now benny is back,wonder if avb will give it a try,not saying walker deserves to be dropped but it would be interesting to see what naughton has got to offer

    • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Lennon’s been a real credit to the team this season, great to see him back in excellent form. Don’t think AVB will replace Walker though, you just get that feeling, hopefully his form will improve soon.

    • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      walker needs benching,neville & redknapp called it 100% today, he needs to learn from his mistakes and quickly

      I’d send him on loan and get an experienced full back in, it’s too important a position to have a trainee in place, naughton looks more composed but his positioning is also suspect as was caulker today

      I looked at our shape at the back today at times and was terrified we’d ship a bucketful, our defensive coaches have a lot of work to do with those boys

      • kojac January 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        well i think the two kyles should be able to handle right back between them,they are only going to learn in the battle and caulker could be a real prize for us he is only 21 and a giant,when we heard the back 4 for today you could have been pretty worried against utd but they got better as the game went on i thought

        have to see what avb wants if we get CL and levy gives him some cash to spend

  • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Maybe Sir Alex might like to recall the (non) penalty awarded to United by one H.Webb at O.T. a few seasons ago when we were 2-0 up. I don’t think it completely balances the books but it might help him if he were to recall his shrugging indifference to Webb’s decision and contrast it with his venom directed at the linesman post match today.

    • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Even thinking about that match still fills me with anger, i don’t know why but i’ve never forgotten that match. I remember smashing the hedge in my back garden to bits with a baseball bat after that one, maybe thats why? Strange thing to do i suppose, but it felt right at the time!!!! :Conceited:

      • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        He is an arse. I think I’m repeating myself now.

        • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

          Nothing wrong with repeating yourself when you’re right.

        • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm

          worth repeating!

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      we haven’t been given a penalty in the league apparently(thats what the comms said anyway) if that’s true we deserve everything we get

      have we given anyone a pen,can’t remember probably some stinking goon or chav :Bully:

    • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      That match was the only time I watched MOTD without knowing the Tottenham result.(I’m a tart,I only watch it when we win,or score the last goal in a draw)It took me a long time to get over that one.

    • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Mendes.

      ‘Nuff said!

  • melcyid January 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Lennon saved us today he kept a cool head saw dumper moving in to space and gave it to him ,if that was defoe with the ball he would have fired at the goalie.Lennon has a brain and thinks and I love his running back and nicking it off the oppos toes.Top Top man.The best million we have ever spent.
    All in all we matched the mancs today and the difference between us has been the same shortcoming since Berba was sold.
    Good to see benny back he warms the cockles of my heart.

    • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Actually, Lennon is a half decent finisher. The thing is he doesn’t get himself into those positions too often. When he does he normally puts it away. So, he needs to attack the box more often. I think this is what AVB and the other coaches are trying to get him to do. I can see it myself tbh.

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      lennon had to take that touch and slide it across in a flash,that’s what i like about footy they have to do it in milliseconds and get it right otherwise we all moan like f*ck

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    fergie must have watched qpr,sit back and we won’t score,nearly got it right,i was surprised no rooney or hernandez,

    shame we lost sandy that might come back to hurt us if parker goes down sometime later

    • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      I thought Parker had a decent game seeing he’s been out for a long while. He was trying to drive us forward. Dembele is a talented player but he needs to do more. Anyway how you doing Kojac? me and you have been on this blog thang for a while now. Though I don’t say too much tbh.

      • kojac January 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        yeah parker is good but i think we need sandy and parker to assault the top,if parker gets injured we’ll be a little light in the middle

        i’m doing fine steveo hope you and yours are too,there are quite a few of usw ho have been with harryhotspur a while now,i don’t think we are going anywhere now,spurs are looking pretty good on the whole,hoping to win the fa or ropa dopa personally :Approve:

  • BrizzleSpur January 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Dempsey you beautiful beautiful man you!
    We have so far to go but for now at least, I’m very happy.

    • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Nothing wrong with a bit ‘Man-Love’ :Heartbeat:

  • Chrispurs January 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    What you might not have seen on the tele, was Bale and Lennon, being body-checked off the ball; when running into space, the ref did nothing about it. Slur Alex’s best tactics; if you can call it that.

    • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      ManU copying Stoke?!?!

      Nah, never :Whistling:

    • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      old red nose was crapping himself looking how he set his team up to contain us, considering they’re the best team in the country we made them look average in the second half today despite half our team having an off day

      • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        They looked no different to a some of the relegation fodder that got a result against us.

        • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

          yes did a bit of bus parking didn’t they?

          that was their best 11 on in the 2nd half too, had we took our chances the 3 points were there for the taking

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Dempsey is determined.

    Defoehas no idea what to do or even the fact that he is innefective

  • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    “Tottenham worked their socks off…………. you can’t deny them that point” – SlurAlex.

    The old sod’s mellowing.

    • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      The bloke is an absolute arse!

      • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        He’s one of those people that even when they pay you a compliment they’re simultaneously being derogatory. He’s got it down to an art form!

  • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I love Dumbfuckistan!

    • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Only for today though :Yes-Sir:

  • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Thats the first late goal we scored that has mean’t anything to us since Lennons late winner against Liverpool,that I can remember.VDV scored a late Equalizer against Stoke but that game still felt like a defeat.

    • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Dempsey did ok today but we are missing that stand out no. 10. VDV was the man but as we know he hardly ever played a full game.

      • onedavemackay January 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        We are missing a striker. How many good chances does JD need ? Ferdinand would not have had time to make the block against most decent strikers

        • Chrispurs January 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

          You’re right ODM. Defoe, could’ve shot first time, or dragged the ball back, and watched Rio go sailing on, and hit the net. As we know, he did neither. He’s an OK striker; we need better.

        • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

          we’ve had to muddle through for years for various reasons be it not trusting the manager, clearing our overspend & deadwood

          now is the time for levy to show a little faith if this avb project is going to progress as well as it possibly could

          sliding doors moment again for levy and spurs, with the right investments now we could displace the goons from the top table for the foreseeable future

  • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Nice to see Fergie took it with his usual grace,Blue nose cad.
    Did anyone hear the blue scum fan call Wilshire a wankharr? In my day he would have been a wankah,I don’t like change.

    • Steveo1987 January 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Yes, I heard that. Even though it was on a dodgy stream pumped into me big telly. I know he’s a gooner but Wiltshite is a good player.

      • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

        Still a wankah

      • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

        Being a good player doesn’t stop scag-head from being a wanker (sorry, wankah).

      • `rich g January 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        He isnt that good, i know hes been injured but all the fuss makes him sound like messi, Hysterics and Hypocrisy, usual gooner propoganda

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    ayone but Defoie and Ade please.Dempsey will be ok and a Lukaku typeis ok.They would score a ton

    • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Bourne Ultimatum on tv tonight. M.O.T.D first then Bourne accompanied by Chivas Regal, which will go down soooo smothly accompanied by the knowledge that we have taken four points off them this season. Even Vosen can’t touch me tonight. :Cheers:

      • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Is that the last Of the Bourne films?

        • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

          I think there was a fourth called “The Bourne Legacy” with someone else, but with less critical acclaim.

          • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

            The Next Bourne film stars Harry Redknapp.He has a twitch but no passport and is stuck 20,000 leagues under Man United.
            He is taking some lessons from Harry Houdini (get out of that)
            He is in Berlin looking to buy a bier Keller for his dog and gets a call from Vosen who wants to bring him in from the cold.

            ‘You fucking shot me????…wot were you trying to do?…..shoot at the goal…wots your name them Jermaine Defoe?’

            • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

              since Piers Morgan is the leader of the Gun Control movement in England the Gunners have lost their Mojo.

              • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm

                I’m surprised some redneck hasn’t put a cap in his ass yet.

                • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

                  “you are talking a lot of absolute tripe”

                  This is how Piers Morgan interviews people.Mind you I watch him all the time.He tries to sell everybody to be a supporter of the gunners and also the opposite side as well.Im confused
                  :Thinking:

                • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

                  His head would be a better place,I’ll keep on lighting my holy candles and praying for a between the eyes cap

                  • Billy Legit January 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

                    Head…….Arse………with Piers Moron it’s hard to tell the difference
                    :Beaten-up:

                    • ronwol196061 January 21, 2013 at 1:39 am

                      I must say he is looking stupid with his interviews but its honestlky stupid.
                      He has no control.
                      Lucky he doesnt have an ak47

      • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        My nights telly’s sorted,cheers BC

      • Ron Burgundy January 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        “I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” :Beaten-up:

    • rico January 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Think your absolutely spot on

  • Stu January 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    :Yes-Sir: PARKER worked his crocs off. :Happy-Grin: LlORIS Assured and commanding. :Overjoy: LENNON Enjoying his football. :Wink: AVB Blood runs Lillywhite. We were Fantastic. Good vibes.

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Little mention for Hudd please,I thought he did well when he came on for Parker

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      yes they were good subs,i thought caulker did quite well too,if caulker keeps this up he is pretty young for a good CB,he could be very useful for us

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    i agree it’s hard to know who to get but that’s Mr Levy job to hustle in decent players and now is the time,we had 4th last season and were robbed it cannot happen again,i think AVB can hold us together for the push for top 4,between levy and avb they must knwo someone who can bolster our squad but i think we only really need help with creating and scoring goals

    we have to try and stay with chavski jfdit and put the goons away for a change,yep SSg no doubt levy will do whatever keeps the cheque book in the safe

  • Phil McAvity January 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    4 points off Utd this season. Have I been warped to a parallel universe or something?

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      we have to be happy with that,i never thought i’d stay alive to see it

      • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        Yep!

  • DC Spur January 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Don’t forget we have played and more than matched the likely champions who just do not know how to lose. This tells me that AVB is building something good here.

    Apart from the ball watching for their goal I thought Dawson played well. Bale turned up for the 2nd half and Lennon looked very dangerous, which is nice. Parker looked like he had never been away, all in all very satisfying.

    Enjoy the snow back there in blightly.

    COYS.

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Like it
    Escaped
    Never say die
    Nice one Dumper
    Ooe more point, mind the gap
    N 17 the White Hart of Football

    • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      save the mind the gap bullshit will you, makes us look right (unts when it doesn’t pan out

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        seconded..he who laughs last and all that

      • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        Very negative thinking, glad we have some real supporters, the only bullshit is your fear of us being eclipsed, some of us see a real future for this club.

        • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

          get real, wankers shouting ‘mind the gap’ ended up with egg on their faces last season after we blew a 10 point lead

          Let’s get the CL place and then gloat – not before

          • Razspur January 21, 2013 at 12:05 am

            Daily Mail are headlining Mind the Gap, check it out on News Now, why don’t you write to them, serious lack of fun in your house sunshine.
            Last season’s gone, let it go, this is a new regime, either get with it or go support the Spammers.

            • jfdit January 21, 2013 at 12:09 am

              you’re one of the muppets who were gobbing off last season

              less of the telling me where to go sunshine, you just come across as a fucktard with statements like that

              kindly do one

              • Razspur January 21, 2013 at 12:35 am

                Language of a twelve year old, lack of vocabulary so make up words. Shouldn’t you be in bed hours ago, school in the morning.

  • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    We would have won by two with decent striker.

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      i think so,levy should be pushing on right now with some kind of creative/goalscorer transfer but he’ll probably play poker and hope AVB hustles 4th

      but we are in a pretty good place if we can keep beating the not so rich teams,we need to be in the 2pt a game and we are 5pts off or the 21 wins for CL qualy and we need 9 wins from 15 games

      fergie gave us some credit there,working hard he said,he likes AVB i think fergie,levy did a good job getting AVB i think,cannot deny that

      • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Trouble is, as much is it’s obvious we need a striker, there’s nobody affordable or get-able on the market. Has to be someone better than what we have or just eating up wages for the sake of it.
        I think we’ll get a creative mid of sorts – that and getting Ade interested again and we could be ok.

        • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm

          Lorrente, available, affordable, way better than any of our strikers!

      • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

        I’m concerned AVB might over achieve a bit which makes Levy decide not to add to the team. I can hear hime saying “you took 4 points off ManU; things are fine.”

      • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

        I can’t see chavski letting go of third with their away form and midfield options, the goons will try their usual end of season run – we need to burst their bubble when they visit the lane

        if levy gambles on our current squad I think 5th is more likely than 4th, Ade’s holiday and sandro’s injury have come at the wrong time i.e. just when we needed them most

        • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

          I actually don’t think the reasons we didn’t spend in Jan have anything to do with this window. We didn’t want to spend £20m for an outgoing Manager’s picks.
          It affects our outlook, but I think we’ll spend if the deals that suit us are there to be done.
          January is always a very limited market of options. Holtby, Diame, Remy, and M’Vila are the only deals I’ve seen knocking about which we can afford. If we can get one of these done we’ll have done ok.
          Damiao, Sneijder, Willan might drop prices on the last day – but the reality is these are the only circumstances when we can afford them.

          • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

            yes right that last minute strategy has really paid off in the past hasn’t it? :Whistling:

            levy needs to be decisive and get the deals done asap not at 10 mins before the window shuts, the new stadium will need a CL team and defoe is nearly finished in his career.

            Llorente is available – go and get him levy

            • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm

              The choice usually isn’t there to do deals earlier. Earlier means prices we can’t afford.
              So it’s a choice between lesser players earlier at Price X, or Better players later for Price X.
              Given we have decent to good players in every position, the former isn’t really an options for us anymore.

          • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

            Said so at the time, why on earth would anyone invest in players for manager who hadn’t committed himself to the club or even be in a new blokes thoughts, that would be plain silly on Levy’s part

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Is anyone noticing a little bit of friction between Neville and Redknapp?

    • Mikey January 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      :Overjoy: Yes and I also noticed Redknapp praising AVB, his dad will have his belt off when he see’s him.

    • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Neville was blaming De Gea for the goal, saying he didn’t clear it properly, which WAS a bit harsh, considering he should have been man of the match!- but he called walker’s contribution to the goal spot on… ballwatching (again)
      :Whistling:
      At the end of the day he knows what he is talking about!

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        I think both of them were spot on, especially when talking about whether Dempsey should’ve stayed on his feet or gone down-perhaps that’s the difference between us and the rest? (except Bale of course)

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The academy award to the worst performance by a striker today to Defoe.
    He had lots of apace to work in today,missed two good chances too
    Just horrible and no concept.
    At least when Dempsey was interviewed over the game he said he hasnt been playing well this season.I dont think Defoe even knows.

  • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve just seen the stats on BBC Sport. Our superiority, shots on goal etc. looks staggering.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      We controlled midfield.Parker and Dembele played well.Lennon was exceptional. Bale was handcuffed completely.
      The goal against us what bad marking by Walker and Caulker?
      We played a balanced game and steady less of that short passing shit that goes nowhere but most of the time we did go nowhere.
      Nothing much in the box.

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        Common-sense would tell if a player is being doubled up on-then there’s space elsewhere.Bale, if he ever wants be WC has to deal with it, and develop his game more as the better the opposition, the less likely they’ll fall for the ‘knock it past them a run’ move-look at the comparison to Lennon-who worked his butt off, tracked back and was still there when it mattered-top man

        • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

          Bale has tracked back less and less as his rep has grown. I watched in horror at Wembley last year as he strolled back to halfway line leading up to Chelsea’s 2nd goal – as they got 2 on 1 against Benny.

        • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 7:36 pm

          Lennon keeps the ball close to his feet all the time and can jingle jangle with it.Bale is on the salt flats in the nevada desert going for the speed record and a lot less nuance to his game.

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Great effort!!! Deserved!!! Still need a striker!!! Lennnon was MoM!!

  • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Anyone hear Wenger saying today “I am not convinced it was a penalty”. When pressed they asked why – he said someone else saw it on telly told him it wasn’t a pen, but he hadn’t seen a replay himself. What a complete goon.

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      To be fair though Jamie, he half smiled as if to say ‘Yeah, I know what you’re all thinking!’

  • Yidinjapan January 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Dempsey’s the answer :Shout: :Happy-Grin: COYS!

  • Mikey January 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Van Pervert didn’t look so smug in the end did he?

  • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Has Fergie said that there was too much injury time yet?

    • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      I hope so. I hope he goes all red faced and talks about Levy being “different”, bemoans THFC for not breaking any transfer rules, then calls Newcastle a wee club and claims Van Persie could have been killed by a football.
      Tit.

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

        Seems strange that Alladyce get’s a call from the FA,When he was quite right to moan, yet Fergie can say what he wants and nothings said?

        • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm

          Having your Chief Exec on the Board of the FA probably helps.

          • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm

            It’s almost the centenary of the biggest fraud and subsequent cover-up in English football, I wonder if the Goons Man Utd and Liverpool are going to celebrate or hang their heads in abject shame?

      • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        :Overjoy: :Overjoy: :Overjoy:

  • CincinnatiYid January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Well deserved point. This is not the team that loses to the top three 5-2 etc. great second half.

    Come on you Deuce!

    And Lennon, Man of the Match.

    Here in the States we’ll be celebrating in the sunshine.

    BTW, we still need that striker. . . . .

    • Stu January 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      :Approve: Enjoy the sunshine. Great to know your watching the game. Deuce did us proud again.

  • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Lovely point. Flaws in the football. Limited creativity through the middle, and the finishing was poor – but we kept at it and got what we deserved.

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    The thing is we didn’t play all that and Utd really aren’t all that either-any news on why Verts wasn’t playing?

    • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Thought I’d heard commentator say he’d tweaked a hamstring – can’t be sure.

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Think we played pretty good overall, just lacked a presence in the box. Utd are nothing special generally, organized, stodgy, and then a very sharp counter attack.

    • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      I agree with that, take the rapist out of that side and they’re second rate

      that’s been proved the last few seasons in both the CL and prem

      if we had a bit of class guile in midfield and a top top striker we’d be right up there with them

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Fooking nice to have a bit of payback for all those last minute goals against

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      yeah right at the death,it felt good and i bet we all jumped up,sheer joy

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Perhaps if they weren’t happy to keep petty fouling (ala Arsenal) to prevent us breaking, a little less injury time would’ve been added-just deserts for once

  • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Would have done them if we Dempsey and Lennon. No quit in them.

    • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Half my post disappeared

      • Stu January 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

        Lennon superb and Dempsey is our lucky charm against Manure. COYS.

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    haha,good old spurs we desrved it,our moaning got us there in the end,good job AVB

  • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Get in – Deserved point!

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    and well done dumper i couldn’t see who got it in the mindmeld

  • `rich g January 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    COME ON THE FACKY SPURS

  • Spur of L.O.S. January 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    get in

  • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    get in deuce you beauty

    fair result for our performance

    loving avb’s goal celebration

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Well done Lennon, you made that equaliser.

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    get the fuck iiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnn,lennon man of the match for me

  • Spur of L.O.S. January 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    God, Dempsey sucks. Boo

    • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      well done the texan,just what we wanted he keeps on going and has a brain

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Dempsey always looked better than Defoe….

  • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    FUCKING GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fully deserved…

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    GET IN!!!!

  • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    we’re letting ourselves down with poor finishing up front again

    their goal came from a defensive mistake, they’ve offered little since bar the penalty shout

    dembele & lennon have been super today despite the one sided ref

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Defoe is making Ferdinand look 15 years younger

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Defoe is great when they pass it back to their goalie and Defoe runs into space in the box.

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Dawson, Lennon, Dembele all come away with credit today.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      agreed

  • Stuspur January 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Regardless of rio’s block, that lame effort was going straight at the keepers feet

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    If this game doesn’t impress on Levy that we absolutely NEED a striker then…?

  • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    We need a striker – really not taking the chances we are making. Defoe should have buried that

  • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    OK, I’ve had enough of JD today.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Im lost for words

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Really Ron :Amazed:

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    yeah upfront is where we need to change it really and we don’t have anything,probably bring jan and sig on for parker and D or D,

    levy needs to buy goals this window for us to really push on creatives or strikers

    Fucking hell defoe

  • jfdit January 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    walker, caulker and now BAE all woeful

    worst defensive display by three players I can remember and BAE’s only been on pitch 5 minutes

    defoe is looking like a pub player

    we need new players :Cry-Out:

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Defoe off anyone on

  • perrymann January 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Parker off Sig on

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Quite simply…. The difference is that they have a bonafide sharpshooter and we don’t…… We will continue to struggle until we have a real goal scorer….

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Exactly, there is really very little between the two teams.

      And actually – they have 4 real goal scorers.

      • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        But Ferguson knew what he was doing when he bought the goon shithead. Buying the title.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Defoe has no idea where to be,Dempsey is having a go but nothing of any note

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    take off defoe please

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Walker is playing like shit,he takes off Naughton ubelievablke

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Defoe has no idea what space means

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Defoe is ion a dream state

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    shouldn’t that be our corner,we are at the lane not old trafford,eagle eyed linesman all of a sudden

    • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Can’t remember the last time we had a favourable set of decisions in a game officiated by Foy

      • kojac January 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        was that a pen,i think we just got one :Worry:

        • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm

          Don’t think it was. Surprised Foy didn’t give it though.

          • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

            Clear penalty, we got lucky.

            • LLL January 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

              Only saw one replay, ball went off in the direction of Caulkers boot, so perhaps that’s what Foy saw

              • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm

                Well he missed copious amounts of wrestling and pushing on us, surprised he didn’t notice any of those – but then I remember it’s Foy

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    that was novel by Dawson

  • seattlespursguy January 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I wonder if anyone will tumble to the fact that Evra is on a yellow and can’t live with Lennon’s pace on the best of days.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      right and Bale should take a run at him too

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Does Defoe do anything?

    really he has no idea where to be.Dempsey missed one but at least he is gtting involved.Defoe is doing nothing

  • perrymann January 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    The refs are afraid of bluenose.

  • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Really pleasing start to the half – but will we ever get a 50-50 out of Foy?

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    That was the opportunity….damn you deuce….

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Defoe is a moron

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Great play by Dembele

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    One thing Vert does he directs oiur defence
    we are all dreaming back there

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Putz defoe

  • perrymann January 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    0 – 4 ?

  • CincinnatiYid January 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Their goal came on our one weakest moment defending. At the other end, as usual, except for the one chance we are doing nothing in the box. Parker is pushing it forward but can’t find anyone.

    Doesn’t look favorable but 45 to play. Come on snow and fog.

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Bale is the only player who might do it for us so may aswell keep with him and be positive,they are just playing lile a good team where we aren’t

    its a bit of an man utd love in all round with sky and we have the goon commentating too,just hope AVB sorts some shit out at half time

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Parker to Dempsey “When you get the ball give it to Defoe”

    Dempsey “Where is he?”

    Parker “He is standing right beside you”

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Lloris was pretty weak for the goal imo

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Yes but the defence should have had those two bastards on the left marked (our right)
      and Dembele let the bloke go on the right too (our left)

    • CincinnatiYid January 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Thought he was counting on one of the two who should have been there doing something besides skylarking.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Think should Bale should have a go on the right and take on Evra and Evra will surely give him a penalty

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Think BAE should come on and Naughton to RB. But it’s not going to happen

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    All looks a bit too comfortable for Utd out there. Have we let them win the game before coming out on the pitch again?

  • Wowsers January 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Walker looks like all he can think about is a cup of cocoa. He needs off; shoddy defending and no attacking outlet. Dempsey is painfully useless.

    Please please please can we strengthen in Jan.

    • Wowsers January 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      I do love some egg in my face from Deuce!

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Bale had the best shot of the half..apart from that he had two united men on his and no traction.

    United are moving the ball and we are giving them a ton of room to work

    sill goal we gave them open on the right and open on the left and our six players in our box looking starry eyed

  • CincinnatiYid January 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Is Bale playing?

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Idlike to see Jimmy Greaves on for the second and if Bourne is back him at the right back spot

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      They need treadstone rubber on the soles of their shoes

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Its that Fergie watch again

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    we are complaining more than playing

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    dirty fuck that evra

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Fuck!!!!

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    has suprejan got the flu or something

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      he was looking very vert this a.m.

  • kojac January 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    i was hoping he’d get injured and not score,looks like they have us all covered but we don’t have them covered,we need to seriously up the game to get anything here

  • perrymann January 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Is Bale on?

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      On the field on or PMT on?

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Thank God that Rooney is noit player thats all

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    we are complaining about the ref instead ofplaying

    • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      But Foy is a prize cad……

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Walker nearly scored there.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    giving them so much space

  • perrymann January 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    no fire in the belly,RVP wants to win,we are shi*.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    we are giving them so much space its unbvelevable

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Im convinced its because players are taught to play the offside trap rather than mark

    • Daytripper January 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      On a cross from the edge of the box, the offside trap isn’t even in consideration. They have one striker. We have four defenders. Someone has to put a body on him. If Gallas is fit, he is knocking VP onto his arse in the same situation.

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

        its about marking.When you are taught using the trap as the primary defence its all about not marking

  • DC Spur January 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    All ball watching for their goal. What was Walker doing?

    Wonder when Bale will come one…….

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Think Walker must have incriminating pics of AVB……..

    Why is he still on the pitch???

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    They watched the ball from the off.Let the right winger have it and then watched the ball and no one on the far post

  • Daytripper January 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    As expected – the two worst ball watching defenders in the world are defending the same side of the pitch.

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Walker put no pressure on RVP for that header, pathetic.

    • Duece4pres January 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Walker isn’t suppose to mark the fuking striker that was dawsonsj job which he did poorly. Stop blaming walker anytime a goal is scored on us.

      • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        Walker was closest to RVP, he should have pressurised him or is he just there for show.

      • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm

        Well Deuc have you seen the replays yet ? Quite obvious Walker cocked up again or are you watching a different match, watch it on MOTD 2 and be objective, it ‘s black and white or maybe everyone else is wrong and you are right !

        • Duece4pres January 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

          Walker was behind him. I’d love to know how he is supposed to stop one of the best headers in the world from behind

          • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm

            Pressurise him, don’t give him a free header, don’t give him time to direct the header, and look at Dawsons position when RVP goes up for it, you criticised the wrong player and rather than admit your mistake you make excuses, Dumbo.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    every dick is watching the ball

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Is Bale being double teamed?

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Lennons been digging…good stuff

  • Xildnparadise January 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Wow…game has truly gone global, looks like Green Bay, Wisconsin…. Climate change? What climate change? Come on you Spurs!!!!

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Aaron Rodgers-Lennon????

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Defoe call for the ball to Parker but Defoe missed a sitter later

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    De Gea looks to be their weakest link.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    fuck uyou defoe

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    If Ron and Dazza from Dandenong are watching from their clubroom in the converted Garage just off the Princess Highway, here’s to the Melbourne Tottenham Supporters Club (Fosters Division). COYS

  • hoofing January 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Always Mr Positive. We will dominate and still lose.

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Is anyone watching this from a warm climate ? anyone in Aus ?

    • DesertSpur January 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Watching it in Dubai – feeling freezing watching it

  • UnkleKev January 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Villas-Boas is not a mug. He’ll have his reasons for not starting Vertonghen. Have a little faith, y’all.

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I’m not saying he’s wrong Unc, I’m saying it looks and feels wrong

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      maybe he heard Rooney would come on as an impact player this game and is countering that

  • JPG466 January 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Very strange no Verts ! ?… he must be not fully fit , yet fit enough for the bench

    • Daytripper January 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      I cannot believe AVB is starting Dawson over Vert. Manure averages over four goals a match when Dawson starts and usually most of the goals are a result of Dawson’s ball watching. This is going to be extremely ugly – regardless of what the p.o.s. Foy does do us during this match.

      Our only hope is that Sir Alex overestimates us again and tries to keep 10 behind the ball. Otherwise, this looks like a repeat of the 3-0 match from last season.

      AVB is going to find out today why 4 managers have been sacked for having faith in Dawson.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    quite frankly I thought that Vert would handle RVP

  • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Vertonghen may be injured, but one of Walker or Naughton HAS to make way for Benny. Been back training for a month, very very odd. I fear for us today.

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      The Benny no-show is starting to remind me of the Lloris saga. Is he waiting for Naughton to ‘lose his place’ so BAE can ‘earn’ his back?? If so, surely Walker has already lost his place several times over this season?

    • NYSpurs January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      If he’s fit enough to be on the bench then he’s fit enough to start. Supposed to play your strongest team against teams like MU.

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Vertonghen to come on after 55 mins for Dempsey with the score at 0-0.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      are you vertain?????

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Nope not for me Raz, if it’s not an injury then it’s sheer stupidity, and if he’s not fit to start then he shouldn’t be on the bench anyway…really pissed off and worried now!

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    To think that the Chavs wanted to buy Modric and bought Mata instead
    We should have swapped with them

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Can only imagine that AVB is going to try and defend deep and try and break on the wings.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      but with Rooney on the bench we have a chance to break earlier now,as long as we stop the midfield to RVP

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    we have to stop the ball coming from midfield the RVP

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Rooney is on the bench
    So its not bad

  • Phil McAvity January 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Dawson and Caulker against Van Pervert? Oh this is going to go great isn’t it!!

    Why oh why is Vert on the bloody bench?

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      I’m counting the combined braincells of our CB’s and it’s not amounting to many, really, I just don’t get it?

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    We’re Doomed, Doomed i tell ye !

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Did you see Wengers limp hand shake Benitez

  • E4_Yid January 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Just seen the team. United will rip through that paper thin back 4. Wish the game had been called off.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Its either a stroke of genmius,the move by a moron or a hamstring

    • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Genmius definately !

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        It meant Jenmius

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    No Vertonghen

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      WOT??????

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        Raz is correct-he’s on the bench WTF!!!!!!!!!!!

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Very strange.

      • Jamie January 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

        Must be carrying a knock or something…surely? Can’t have been dropped he’s been our best player?!

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    If a picture paints a thousand words take a look at Uncle Arsenes boat race, priceless innit !

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Thats worth the price of admission any day

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    On Talksport Ive got the Chavs winning 3-1

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I was at this game

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      I’ve seen that game on an old newsreel-wasn’t it a quarter final in the EC?

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        It was one of the rounds.The pitch everything was clear then a pea souper fog came in from one corner of the ground (think it was the north west) really.It attacked the ground and covered everything within minutes.amazing.
        Think Mackay may have broken his leg in that one..cant remember withoiut looking

        • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

          ‘the match, a Uefa Cup Winner’s Cup first-round tie in 1963, was postponed because of poor visibility’

          • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

            from a site ‘ The game was v. Man Utd. Spurs won the 1st leg 2 – 0 when it was eventually played but lost the second leg 4 – 1.
            It was during the 2nd leg that Dave Mackay broke his leg the first time (the second time was during a reserve match v. Shrewsbury at White Hart Lane and I was there again!)’

            • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

              I bet Big Dave looked for you in the crowd thereafter

            • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

              when mackay broke his leg the secnond time I was at Upton park to watch us play WHU and when we came out I heard the Mackay news on the radio….sickened

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    in the snow we have a chance

    need skates

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      I got stranded on the M25 for 14 hours near South Mimms in 2004-never again

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    GAME ON-bugger it-won’t make it now

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Game on !

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Da pensioners on da bus fall down, down, down, all day long.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    sorry that was Mullery..here…

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Can’t see why they can’t just clear the lines, use an orange ball and get on with it!

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Yids know that without Sandro we are in trouble,pray for snow

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Who parka da bus full af da pensioners ?

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    its a game of two half teams

  • `rich g January 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    have a mate at the lane, its snowing hard

  • theboyhotspur January 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Livid that this is probably going to be cancelled. Multi million pound business and the idiots don’t even cover the f*cking pitch.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    snopw is our only chance

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Still snowing think it will be called off

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    AAArrrgggh breakfast not ready!

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    This is definately what Piers Morgan wanted. Gun Control

  • UnkleKev January 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    WHL pitch inspection scheduled for ten to three…

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Not going to risk it-hope it’s called off now

    • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Can see it being called off.

      • UnkleKev January 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        I can see us romping into a four goal lead and then having it called off.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Sagnony

    • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Have you noticed the striking similarity between Vosen and William Seward, Governor of New York in the new Lincoln film? :Thinking:

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

        Have to check later. Got my wife making breakfast,for half time and got to get back to gun control

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        They do look alike

        but they ALso look like Alan Mullery..

        • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

          Mullery’s probably the scariest of the lot. :Afraid:

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    shit they do play good football those chavs

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Have the scum had a shot yet?

  • Boy Charioteer January 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    What’s the ground like? Sky say it could be called off apparently.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Sorry mate.This is not the weather channel. Although it is snowing inside Fenchurch street station.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Chelsea are making them look like schoolboys

  • Merlin January 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Not one single penalty has been awarded to us this season!! Something is wrong, see the stats…

    http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Premier_League_Penalty_Statistics.html

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      You have to be trying to shoot inside the box to get a penalty. Mostly we hover just outside it and shoot from there.

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        Defoe and Ade are always marked they dont see the light of day,Lennon goes right to left outside the box and Bale always gets done outside the box

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    It will be nice to beat Chelsea to 3rd but our season would be judged mostly about how we compare to the scum than the league position

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      To be honest, I wouldn’t expect to finish above Chelsea’s billions, so if we look at it in the cold light of day, a soul-sapping, goal difference-hitting, demoralization of our direct rivals for 4th is probably the best result for us.

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        agreed

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Agreed and fun to watch as well,although I can see signs of the Goons getting back in this so a 2-2 isn’t dead yet

        • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

          The goons are not dead,they have just expired.

          • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

            Looky-looky 2-1,,the draw’s on chaps

            • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

              The Chavs think its over…it might just be…for them

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    2-0 Chavs

    If they both can’t lose I’ll settle for one of them getting absolutely rogered I suppose.

  • Spur of L.O.S. January 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Burley reckons the ref got it wrong and Ramires slipped?

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      the goalie didnt argue the call at all

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I love to see that mush of Wengers when he is happy

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Scezney should be off.

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      It was a foul be Ramires made a meal out of it and the goalie didnt pull back.It was a penalty and by the rule book a proffessional foul and yes usually a red card but it wasnt that insidious

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    The commentators sidekick is not a bit biased is he ? David O’Dreary.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I always find against United we always look great going forward and terrible going backwards for the most part.
    When we put pressure on we are the best as soon as we change the tactic to a small passing slow use up the time game we are done

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Arsene ee ees furious, Coc au vin was fouled, sacre bleu, kicking ze water bottle, ees just not, how you say, Fair !

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    What a mattadear?

  • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Chelscum 1 nil.

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    do we need a draw in this Chavs Arse game?

    • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Probably the preffered result. Just wish they could both lose somehow.

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

        I agree.But if I had to choose I would choose the Chavs in this one.
        I hate the arsecum

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

        When the both played in the FA cup final a mate f mine asked what result would I like?
        “A fcucking coach crash on the M4 would be nice!’ Say’s I

        • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

          LOL!!!

          theres got to be a joke there somewhere about parking the bus

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Can’t they both lose?

  • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Can’t help but let the nerves kick in with these dreaded Man u games, like the last few season’s didn’t exist, and we’re still mid table and gonna get battered. Prove me wrong Spurs, please prove me wrong!!!

    P.S. Won a nice few quid on Remy yesterday (first goalscorer) ,even though i called him shit for the last few years. Still think he’s crap, but i still feel a little dirty, ah well, i’ll just count my money………. :Whistling: :Smile: :THANK-YOU:

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Stuck him in my dream team right away-sorted at 6m

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I like Dembele,he is a strong player and can have a nimble foot at times but with Sandro beside him its difficult to know exactly how good he is when pressured as Sandro took a lot of responsibility.I think this game will be a big test for Dembele. Parker would be a different partner,not so much a back up,and could be part of a quick counter but Dembele could get exposed in this one.It would take some fluidity for him to break forward and break back.Im not sure but either way he will have to play at his very best

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      He murdered Utd playing for Fulham at the start of the season

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19304316

        Cant remember the game but here is the BBC report

        Dembele? doesnt mention that much about him apart from that he had a great shot or something

        I think this one,if it goes on,will be a test for him

        • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

          He ran the midfield that day

      • Astro Spur January 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        I remember that, It was a brilliant display!

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Dembele never had Sandro alongside him when he tore Utd apart playing for Fulham Ron?

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        I think United look very strong now compared to earlier in the season.
        They seem to be firing mostly with RVP earlier now they are more in gear.They are susceptible in defence for sure but it will be difficult to stop both Rooney and Van Persie and Dembele and Parker will probably both be up and down a lot. Parker is quite steady and can run more laterally,Dembele will have to hold well. Im thinking Dembele will be more on the defensive side of the field this time

        • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

          I think we’re a better team now than we were then Ron, it’s all about on the day-who has a good game-and those who go AWOL. I posted before the OT game, I’ll be pleased to play Utd without having lost the game before a ball had been kicked. Under Harry that was always the case, regardless of the competition-we showed too much fear-instead of just showing respect-massive difference-and that’s where a good manager earns his corn IMO. As I said before the result is neither here nor there, it’s the performance that matter’s most.

          • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

            Result matters to me!

            • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

              What I mean LLL,is it’s football, you can play a team off the park and still not win, but the same style and attitude the following week can get the result if you get the breaks etc, so it’s shape and performance that matter’s most to me-which mostly will yield a result..but not always

              • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

                agreed

          • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

            I agree with the premise about the quality rather than the result.
            I think Sandro’s loss is an important factor. I think Parker will be up for it.
            Losing the ball in midlield is really important because on the counter as at that point you are exposed.Sandro was always quick to get stuck in a second time.Dembele is not as aggressive I dont think.

            I think if the game goes on Dembele and Parker will have to play themselves out of their skin to control the midfield

            • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

              Can’t believe the fat waiter’s dropped Ba… a draw would be nice though!

            • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

              In quality terms then, are we like Alpha Romeo?- great heritage, fantastic looking, sleek and fast, but inevitably doomed to break down just when we need it most?

              • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

                If you ask Ronnie the same question he’ll tell you we’re more akin to the De’lorean from back to the future c1961

          • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

            Essex,in the first game we should have continued to attack them in the second half.We were lucky to come away with all three points by the end of that game.
            Ive seen this a few times thins season.If the attack is working why not attack all game.Sometimes the strategy of holding from the 60 minute mark turns the momentum complately the other way and exposes the weaknesses like Walker etc

            • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

              They did have a lot of the ball for the last 20mins but can you recall Friedel having to do all that much? Credit the defence Ron, they were outstanding considering it was Gallas and Caulker and not our preferred pairing?

              • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

                Yeah but scary

                • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

                  It’s actually quite an ordeal watching the game through the gap in your fingers, as I did-but when that whistle went-brilliant!

                  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

                    I think when we play United its all about momentum and emotion.
                    We had it and gave it back to them.That was the problem.
                    Keep attacking if we can!

  • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Seems the game is likely to be snowed off…

    • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Idlike to see it but hope is some way its postponed till next season

    • Frontwheel 2 January 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      What the hell will I do with all this testostercles build up.

      • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        Do what we do sometimes,bottle it

  • the man!! January 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    bale’s definitely the answer! cos he’s da man!

  • ronwol196061 January 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    The biggest problem is Rooney. Van Persie has become a devastating striker.But he is a heads up striker and sound marking and quick tackling will do him in. I give Vertonghen the job. He can handle it but he must stay back.

    Rooney on the other hand is different. He is football’s Russell Crowe.He can fight you or finesse you but either way he will go to the limit to win. Its Rooney that Sandro could have stopped.But now is the question.He pops up all over the place so how?

    In this instance I agree that attack is the best defence but still we have to be resilient back there. Also no short passes across field.Quick passes to the wings and upfield quickly on the counter.

    It could be a sparkling say for Lloris.He will have his work cut out for him and Bale the other end.Everyone else has to make sure they dont make too many mistakes because Man U can kill you if you dont match up.

  • spurskip January 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    sorry must have went to the jacks.missed holtby scored 1 and 2 assists :Distort:

  • spurskip January 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    coys,spurs3manu1,watched shalke friday evening holtby set up two goals,looks a good little player.hope bale skins ferdy again,brilliant

  • Westbelfastyid January 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    That Scottish track biker bloke will be shutting down his twitter account tonight#fact

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Thinking about how to keep Walker in the defence reminded me of those long leash things you can get for dogs, if we were to fit one that only allowed him as far as the half way line that would improve his positional sense leaving only his getting caught with the ball and dispossessed easily as the only factor to solve……..yes still no F***ing good. We’re Doomed, Doomed i tell ye !

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Ah, Well..it’s about the time I’m getting ready for the off-but should I stay or should I go-It’s pretty heavy here right now,but looks OK at the Lane-I’d hate to be stuck on the M25 for nothing!

  • GaryB January 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Bad feeling about Chris ‘Not-fit-to-referee-Spurs-games’ Foy. The man who drew the famous Redknapp “I’ve never critised a referee in 30 years in the game, but this guy seemed to be enjoying giving decisions against us.” and just last month booked Bale for running past an opponent and being kicked. Why is Mr Controversial getting another Spurs game so soon?

    Hand picked by Fergie?

    • Lordy January 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Foy’s the Ref? oh marvellous

      • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

        Hey Lordy Foy was the ref up there, and Fergie was fuming at him for not giving Utd 2 pens if you recall?

        • Lordy January 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

          True , I’ve just got last seasons Stoke away game etched into my mind .

          • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm

            Me too, the most inept display of refereeing I’ve ever witnessed, so much so I really thought the bloke had taken a bribe..seriously!

    • mystic arnold January 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Perhaps Howard Webb is having to be Dixon of Doc Green this afternoon

  • calebray January 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

    i had a fiver bet with a friend about 10 years ago. it was spurs would beat his beloved man utd in the league. Every game since then we double or quits. At one point i owed the fine fellow a serious wedge. AVB has saved my house and also my dignity.

    good feeling about today.
    i know sandro is injuredd and parker stops us playing football at times but.

    we have a manager that was bought in because we get injuries and can adapt whilst still staying strong.

    He changes his back line to suit the threat of the opposition. Fergie will look to hit us on the break.
    we have em beat before a ball is kicked for the first time in a very long time.

    lets not bottle it eh?

    coys and coygfg

  • Lordy January 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Something against the big boys? He scored against Arsenal and UTD already this season, Bales been different class this season we should worry more that at times he carries us not that he goes missing.

    • LLL January 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      I agree. Earlier in the season especially, he looked so far ahead of the other players it was almost embarrassing to watch.

  • hotspur January 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Come on Tottenham!!!! Dear G-D c’mon Tottenham!

  • richspurs January 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

    2-2 with Andre trying to shut up shop while we are leading 2-1 after 60 minutes. ha.

  • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Lennon on Evra is the key for me, Azza needs to buzz and keep him pinned down. Lennon knows he’s got the beating of Evra, and I’m hoping he’ll be up for it from the start.Cutting the supply line to RVP is critical, and effective marking of Carrick is the way to do it. Earlier we did that well, it wasn’t until Scholes came on that Utd got to grips with us, so same again, but better this time, let’s nor allow our hearts to rule our heads?

  • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Sorry HH, If Bale is the answer, what was the question?

    • theboyhotspur January 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

      That was my original headline you rogue!

    • the man from room five January 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Oh… sorry about that! What I meant to say which Bale will show up? Force of nature or sideshow Bob?

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Paddy has Vertonghen/ 1-0 at 150/1…….worth a couple of Quid.

    Also an MBS….if RVP scores the last goal will refund all scorecast, correct scorer, correct score etc bets if worst came to worst and RVP equalised Verts first half goal, i’d get my £2 back.

  • Catcher January 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Can anyone Pleeese tell me why we allow the Mancs Half of the Parl Lane Lowerwhen no other club gets the same treatment.
    Fergie has been allowed to do this for the last two seasons and gives them the benefit of being more vocal near the pitch, intimadating our Keeper and players more

    • Essexian76 January 20, 2013 at 11:30 am

      It’s because most of them live nearer than Spurs supporters, and can get to the ticket office before us!

  • Catcher January 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

    One thorn in our side will be the return of Vidic, he has pulled their defense together over the last couple of games since his injury and they now look like a different prospect and with RVP at the other end it will be very tough to get a result today.
    Two other factors are the Northern weather Nani also back from injury, shit-head always scores against us so he will definately be in the starting eleven.
    All In All a tough day at the office

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Anytime Goalscorer

    Defoe 15/8
    Bale. 9/4
    Dempsey5/2

    Very short odds, thought t’would be better. WTFDIK

  • Eton Trifle January 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Ever the pessimist, I think yanited will get revenge today, just have a bad feeling, although that could be the out of date meatballs I had for dinner last night….

  • Razspur January 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Air Hockey Table For Sale £35.

    Gareth has been resting in Anticipation for this one, they say Anticipation is lovely this time of year, far from the snow, wind, sleet and rain. Take the boy to score anytime bound to be around 7/2, i’ll check on that. If they all turn up on their #1 game we could nick it, anything less and the Gunners & Everton will have us in their sights.

    To insanity and beyond !

  • Mr Spiggott January 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

    2-1 COYS

    Totally agree HH. Bale can be infuriating and presently I’m in the camp for cashing in if £55m is what’s on the table unless he performs more consistently at the level we know he can.

    Perhaps if we want him galloping down the wing more often he should consider a burger heavy diet ?

    Bioyrdc.

  • spurtan January 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

    3-2 coys