Date: 12th October 2017 at 7:32pm
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Manchester United were famous for scoring in “Fergie Time” but Arsenal have averaged more late goals per season in the Premier League than the Red Devils.

Press Association Sport has found that United, who had a reputation for netting last-gasp winners under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, had scored fewer goals from the 90th minute onwards per season than the Gunners – 3.69 compared to Arsenal’s 4.39 – in Premier League history.

That is despite the north London side failing to score later than the 85th minute in the current campaign.

Chelsea average four goals per season in the dying stages.

Saturday’s visitors to Wembley stadium Bournemouth rank fourth in the table, narrowly behind United on 3.66 after just over two seasons in the elite, but they are prone to switching off early at the other end.

They have conceded an average of 5.04 late goals per season, almost a full goal more than second-placed Burnley (4.08), and means a Cherries fan who left every game early would risk missing almost nine goals per season.

Interestingly, Watford average only 2.39 late goals scored per season, even after their efforts against Swansea and West Brom in the current campaign. Prior to those two games, their average stood at 1.94 – so Richarlison alone has scored more late goals in the last two games than his team previously managed in an average season.

The calculations exclude Premier League debutants Huddersfield and Brighton, who have played only seven games apiece in the competition, but of the remaining 18 teams only Crystal Palace have failed to top two late goals per season. The Eagles’ average of 1.91 leaves them well adrift of Southampton (2.05) at the foot of the table.

United (1.41), Arsenal (1.80) and Chelsea (1.88) are the only current Premier League teams who average fewer than two late goals conceded per season.

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

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Let’s av a go at that premier bore league. Liverpool 0 Man Utd 1, Burnley 1 West Ham 2, Palace 1 (yes 1)Chelsea 3, Man City 3 Stoke 0, Swansea 0 Huddersfield 0, The Harry Kane team™ 2 Bournmouth 1, Watford 1 Arsenal 2.

  • Camus October 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Controversial Friday thoughts (I really need to stop having these…)

    *Contains spoilers

    In the ITV drama series ‘Liar’, we haven’t yet seen the grand denouement of the plot, but something struck me this week…

    Here are some key facts that we know so far:-

    – A white female is raped by the NWM (Nasty White Male)
    – The case is investigated by a young black female detective (in her 20’s?) and her subordinate white male sidekick (much older and you’d assume therefore more experienced) (in his late 50’s?)
    – The white female’s sister cheats on her black husband who moves out with their 2 kids
    – The young black female detective, who is pregnant and having a baby with her lesbian female partner (donor father unknown) who herself is overseas as she’s in the armed forces, is brutally raped by the Nasty White Male
    – The Nasty White Male is revealed to be a serial macabre rapist preying on a string of women

    I’ve heard some talk about a movement to bring down the Nasty White Male and Capitalism lately. A friend referred to it as Cultural Marxism but I’m unsure as to whether that’s the correct term.
    Maybe I need to stop thinking, but what’s the underlying message behind this drama?
    Is it anything other than “The Nasty White Male is the root of all evil in society and needs taking down”?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Racist!😋

      • Camus October 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        Ha! Yes, I expected that one. And misogynist!

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

          They don’t call em t.v. “programmes” for nuffin….

          • Camus October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

            Hmm, yeah… Can’t watch anything now without being fed a political / cultural subtext.

    • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      The writers are the same guys that did both series of The Missing, Relick (which oddly enough is on at the same time on BBC1) and One of Us, I think really they’ve got so much going on they have to spread the villains around to keep up the suspense. They do seem to have a bit of a running theme that rich middle class white blokes are a bit wrong.

      • Camus October 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        Yeah. I enjoyed The Missing but that was pretty much the conclusion on that one too.

      • Camus October 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        Maybe they started out as poor working class white blokes but, at some point, with all this success and the dollar rolling in, surely they become rich middle class white blokes…

        • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          I went to school with them – they were always very middle class

    • Aussie in Switzerland October 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Truth and facts won’t stop the liberal media narrative. FBI crime stats show white on black rape is virtually non existent in America.

  • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Cherries suffered 3 injuries during international duties, I’ll take that!

    • David Dillenberg October 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Expecting to dominate possession against the Cherries, IMO our Wembley woes will continue tomorrow unless we quicken build up adding zip and pace to our pedestrian approach play plus relying on our full backs to supply a constant diet of quality crosses for Kane & co to feed on as well as “heartbeat” Eriksen dictating the tempo and supplying defence splitting passes!

      • David Dillenberg October 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm

        If selection Winks’ contribution is also vital.

        • David Dillenberg October 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

          *selected. Joyce has asked me to kindly take her to the Cotsworlds Broadway equestrian horse trials tomorrow. Tuned into Radio 5 Live for match updates how can I disappoint?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm

        There has be some service from midfield,from before Eriksen.
        Relying on pressing at Wembley is a mighty chore to expect.
        I think good quick passing out of defensive midfied to Eriksen,Dele etc is the key.
        A slow build up to Eriksen and there is no space….getting the ball quicker tobthe attacking midfield is the key

        • David Dillenberg October 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

          + 1 but oh to have pacy Bale or Ginola in our ranks!

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

            Space not pace

        • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

          Isn’t there more space at Wembley?

  • Sid Trotter October 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    gloster1861
    What?
    Attempted rape, coercion, god knows what else cannot be excused by a sex addiction plea. This is about the misuse of power and misogyny not about sex.

    So so true, perfect example of toxic masculinity

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Is it good for the hair Sid?
      Maybe If I can buy a bottle

      • Sid Trotter October 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        No, it will make you bald and grumpy. Avoid at all costs

        • Sigue Sigue SPURTSnik 💋 October 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          Too late for Ron

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

            I want to drink it

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Sexy Beast
    Ron, how can you really comment on a video if you don’t watch it? Are you scared to watch it because it goes against the CNN type trash you watch ?

    I like CNN its not trash to me.I like the Guardian and the New York Times.I like the liberal viewpoint but also like sane conservative viewpoints too.

  • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Should be a perfect day for footie, judging by the forecast. This time the team have got to kick the Wembley bollocks into touch with a resounding win.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Its bollocks all right..a wall in the mind.
      Beat Wembley and win the league

  • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Harvey Weinstein has admitted he needs help for his sex addiction, looks like he’s going into therapy

    • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      What?

      Attempted rape, coercion, god knows what else cannot be excused by a sex addiction plea. This is about the misuse of power and misogyny not about sex.

      • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        I signed a petition against this turd a couple of days back!

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm

          Its an abuse of power. He is fucked now.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Its brill. All the depravity in the history of the entertainment industry and they dig out Harvey Weinstein. Why not? Summin to do I spose.

  • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Rose was no standout, regularly failing to get back and defend, caught upfield on the counter, at least Walker managed to balance the wing back and defensive duties, take off the Rose tainted Glasses.

    • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      You would see Rose jogging back when losing the ball well upfield. Always annoyed me.

      • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Rose last season, 2 goals, 2 assists & MOTM 1 in 17 games. Walker, 5 assists, 2 MOTM’s in 30 games. People are nuts, still hope he stays.

        • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

          He had some very good periods of play. But it looks like he’s burned his bridges with Pochettino, and if that’s true, you’ll have to get over him going.

          • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            Rose averages a goal every 15 games, Davies is better, puts much better balls into the attack and helps defensively, 3 years younger, Rose is on £65k while Davies is on £30k, Rose may well fetch £50m, probably his peak value, you do the math !

            • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

              Not interested in money, only interested in our squad. If we’re to sell, it should be in the summer, certainly not in Jan. It was only a short time after the interview that H posted a blog saying he should be ok etc. So, things have either gone further south, or too much is being read into him missing the spurs calendar (along with 13 other 1st teamers).

            • Ronan October 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

              Guess Moaninho and Conte don’t know football in that case. Also, notice no better replacements have been named to come in for him, why’s that?

    • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      I thought Rose was our best player until he got injured last season.

  • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    ronwol196061
    Is that relevant,its no sign of anything

    Yes it is relevant. It’s one way of debunking the whole damn nonsense. Being born in early August I am supposedly a Leo. In fact, due to the ever changing ‘precession of the equinoxes’ I was actually born when the sun was in Cancer, not Leo.

    Same with every other sign, they’re all currently wrong. So if you’ve been bothering to read your horoscopes, you’ve being reading the wrong ones suckers.

    Here are the current correct dates for the zodiac constellations, next to the old, out of dates ones set 2200 years ago. Plus the 13th sign never mentioned by astrologers, Ophiuchus.

    Capricorn — Jan. 20 to Feb. 16 (Dec. 23 to Jan. 21)
    Aquarius — Feb. 16 to March 11 (Jan. 22 to Feb. 20)
    Pisces — March 11 to April 18 (Feb. 21 to March 19)
    Aries — April 18 to May 13 (March 20 to April 20)
    Taurus — May 13 to June 21 (April 21 to May 21)
    Gemini — June 21 to July 20 (May 22 to June 22)
    Cancer — July 20 to Aug. 10 (June 23 to July 22)
    Leo — August 10 to Sept. 16 (July 23 to Aug. 22)
    Virgo — Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
    Libra — Oct. 30 to Nov. 23 (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
    Scorpio — Nov. 23 to Nov. 29 (Oct. 23 to Nov. 22)
    Ophiuchus — Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 (not included in the Zodiac)
    Sagittarius — Dec. 17 to Jan. 20 (Nov. 23 to Dec. 22)

    Have fun!

    • Superspoz 🏆 October 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Oi. Aries is the first sign!

      • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Of insanity?

        • Superspoz 🏆 October 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          Absolutely. I’m also Red Dragon in the Chinese calender. I’m having that one though cos Bruce Lee was one too.

          • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

            Fair enough. I think Chinese horoscopes are based on different reasoning, not too sure what though. Never checked it out. I’m a dog, which I’m told seems fair.

          • Freund or Foe October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

            I’m a fire snake. Twisted fire snake.

            • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm

              You said it.

            • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

              I knew it!

            • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

              Grass snake more like.

      • Superspoz 🏆 October 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Hang on, I’m now a fish!?!

        • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          Im a crab but have a giant rabbit foot for a fetish

        • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          Don’t get pissced!

          • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

            I am crushed, I always loved being a Leo and now I’m not. Identity crisis!

            • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

              Me too, I was always Taurus!

    • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Well look at that shit. I was a Sagittarius, turns out I’m still a Sagittarius. If you believe in that sort of thing.

      • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

        Well done. Yes, a few still overlap by a few days. But in the next century they will completely separate and this will continue until they resynchronise in about 23,000 years time, as it’s cyclical over every 25,300 years. It’s due to the moon’s pull on the earth altering the axial tilt.

        • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          I need to resynchronize my trips to the loo!

        • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          As I’ll be long dead, I don’t care.

    • Erik October 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Scorpio: Nov 23rd to Nov 29th?

      • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

        Not all the constellations are the same size! They are not neatly divided up in the sky. Another point of contention.

        • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

          It’s how the constellations impinge in the notional track of the sun through the ecliptic path.

        • Erik October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

          Funny, my gran always maintained that I was a Scorpio even though the dates had me down as Sagittarius.

          • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

            When you think about it, surely the moment of conception of life is a little more important if you believe in this stuff, than when you eventually get squeezed out!

            • Erik October 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

              Yeah, i’ve never really thought about it like that.

  • Harry Hotspur October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Itk on the way – Glad was right again – sale in January – he’s brown bread (one for the cockneys)

    Kane updates and some other hot gossip 💌

    • Superspoz 🏆 October 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      A nice little Tina for Levy then..( don’t make sense to weaken the squad tho)

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Are we bringing in someone then H? One injury & we’re f*cked otherwise. Can’t expect Davies to play every PL, FA cup & CL game, so either there’s something in the pipeline, or this aint happening. He missed the Spurs calander, as did 13 other 1st team players, so that don’t mean jack.

    • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Any news about whether Luke Shaw is being discussed as I guess he’ll be out of United if Rose arrives.

      • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

        Rose seems to be fattening himself up to slip into Shaw’s kit perfectly!

    • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      You fuckin’ tease!

  • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Sexy Beast
    Surely a national newpaper is supposed to have neutrality? This is breaking the law!
    Both ways? Trump got vilified for his “locker room private chat” but Harvey Weinstien’s actions hasn’t even drawn a comment from Hitlery Clinton, the candidate for “women” !!
    What say you Fanny about the YouTube censoring? Does “fake news” Alex Jones deserve that as well?

    No newspaper has neutrality. If you are including left and right the way its being played now.There was a time where everyone understand understood parameters. these were developed from an understanding what was acceptable to modern society. The world is not perfect. So critics and cynics could pick apart from the imperfections that existed. Now its become a different ball game.Mainstream news itself is being attacked by the radicals to change that narrative. They are calling everything right of their radicalism either communist or establishment,lumping them all together. Demonising the establishment.
    Im sorry but in my world there are many mistakes,many fuck ups,many imperfections.In Trumps world there are no fuck ups,no mistakes and only one man can fix it.
    I know what that sounds like.

    • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

      *left of their radicalism

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Sounds like a winner.

    • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Hilary has commented on Weinstein. Just not very vigourously. It’s almost as if Harvey gave her campaign money… Which of course he did.

      • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

        Get over Hillary

        • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

          I imagine she’ll be too old to continue trying to be president. Unless they do manage to impeach the Donald.

          However, Bernie Sanders was a good candidate and might have beaten Trump, so I think she is at fault for not standing aside. That’s where her crime lies.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            I have no interest in Hillary or Bernie Sanders.
            Bernie is an honest bloke with great ideas.They are too idealistic and Bernie Sanders will create a bigger problem than anyone as it wont work.Im looking for a strong centrist.Not a sit on the fencer but someone with sensible solutions and can inspire.
            America needs pulling together.

      • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm

        “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

        What should she have said to be more vigorous in her condemnation? So I know what constitutes an acceptable criticism…

        • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

          Because she was generalising. Like politicians do ‘about this kind of behaviour’. No Hillary, condemn HIS behaviour, not just this kind of behaviour. Make it personal.

          • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

            I refer you to the opening sentence.

            • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

              Sorry, I should have said she commented about the Weinstein situation. I suppose he might it up a defence yet, in which case if he was found not guilty, Hillary can say afterwards she was responding to the alleged revelations, blah, blah.

              • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

                * Might offer up a defence

              • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

                You,Gloster my boy are just an antagonist,jab and run

    • SpurAndy 🍒π October 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Spot on Ron.

      • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

        Thanks Andy. For me we cant let the narrative be taken away by the radicals.

        • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

          Did you watch the video Ron?

          • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

            What video?
            Alex Jones?
            I saw him interviewed by Piers Morgan some years ago.What a joke that bloke is,it was enough.

            • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

              Yeah, I can’t stand that twat Piers Morgan either. 😂

              • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

                Piers Morgan was merely interviewing.I dont like him either. Though he did take a stand on gun control…It was a view of the gun situation in America I would say that most Brits would agree with

          • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

            The one about the New York Times?
            No I havent
            But if its agaonst Trump I understand it
            He has attacked them numerous times
            There would be no New York Times if Trump had supreme power
            Thats what most of the world is afraid of

            • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

              Ron, how can you really comment on a video if you don’t watch it? Are you scared to watch it because it goes against the CNN type trash you watch ?

              • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

                Im not commenting on this video. You send videos all the time. I am a democrat I choose what I want to watch and read what i want to read. Like you.

              • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

                I hope for anyone who bothers watching that it’s better than the Mandalay Bay shooter conspiracy video you posted.

            • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

              You understand that they are breaking the law but it’s ok because he has called them out and for exactly this kind of thing? Wow!
              Comrade Ron?

              • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

                Exactly my point.,Comrade

          • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

            What they are doing is ILLEGAL, people should go to jail for this. YouTube are suppressing trending stories in favour of liberal views, I have no problem with liberals it is the suppression of conservative views that is wrong, also the constant labeling of Trump supporters as nazis is just not right and you cannot argue with that.
            Anyway are you and HD coming for our curry night ??

            • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

              When is it?

            • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

              Id prefer curry than arguing about Trump to be honest but I cant stay quiet while this shit is going on. I would really prefer getting back to footie because we are all stuck in our positions and narratives.
              If we are going to get into politics I prefer we discussed actual issues and forgot the players.

  • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

    cyril
    frankly i am not sure mid sept will do it. until they have the roof on they cannot start all the electrics and most of the plumbing before we get to the rest of the fit out for fancy restaurants etc. and health and safety to inspect each bit
    i reckon no more than 15% we are at the lane next year

    I read months ago that the roof has to be on by February in order to give the builder enough time to finish the project, they already started painting on level 1 to 4 which amazed me being a decorator myself! We shall see…..

  • VincentianMagic October 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Team for Saturday:

    Lloris
    Aderweireld Sanchez Verts
    Aurier Dembele Dier Davies
    Eriksen Alli
    Kane

    Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Wanyama (if fit), Winks, Son, N’koundo, Llorente

    • VincentianMagic October 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Maybe Sissy instead of Wanyama as unlikely the latter is fit yet.

      • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

        No chance of Dembele, he’ll be saved for Tues..

    • mattspurs October 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Dembele is injured

  • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Scotland could well afford to double Michael O’Neills £270k contract if Northern Ireland fail to win the 2 leg Qualifier in November, O’Neill currently lives in Edinburgh, might well be worth a punt at 12/1.

    • VincentianMagic October 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

      I reckon Moyes will be high on the Scottish agenda, although O’Neill would do a good job.

      • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Paying big bucks to Moyce, Allerdice or Mackay would not sit well with the SFA so unless they see it as a stepping stone to resserrect their failing Careers it won’t happen, think the SFA will be looking for a longer term solution.

  • VincentianMagic October 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I like Eddie, but his team is being spanked 3-1 this weekend. Consolation King goal.

    On Mr Rose: been a very good player for us over the last 2-3 years. Don’t like us selling any of our important players but Davies has been outstanding in his absence.

    Also, at 27and with a few injuries, I’d take the £50M and put some of it towards Sessegnon, who has the potential to be even better. The remainder can either secure Barkley early, or go towards that elusive quality AM we could do with as competition/rotation for Eriksen.

    • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Sessegnon might be unavailable. I could see Luke Shaw plus 35 million being offered.

  • Camus October 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Well, we’ve covered a lot of ground over the Interlull.
    I’ve been watching from a distance, on and off.

    If it’s been said by a nobody somewhere, then lots of people are talking about it.
    And that’s why TalkGuff exist.
    I wish I knew what Iain Dowie thought of Harry Kane. Maybe Carlton Palmer has a view on Dele Alli. P’raps Jeremy Goss can talk us through the potential of Harry Winks.

    These are the end times.
    Social media killed the game. Money killed the game. The game killed the game.
    Maybe I need a break.

  • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Danny Rose does not appear in the 2018 Tottenham Calendar, Harry Winks gets his spot, even though DR is Spurs longest serving PL Squad player, oh how the mighty have fallen, good luck with Maurinho Danny !

    • Ronan October 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Danny Rose was the standout player in a top-2 team til he got injured at Sunderland. Remind me what we gain by letting a title rival have him?

      • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 10:01 am

        That’s easy, MONEY.
        At 27 and a future risk of injury, he’s past his best as far as Spurs are concerned, then there’s the risk of discord in the dressing room, he had improved greatly under Poch but chose to speak out to push for a move, Davies is now seen as the better option all we need is a good back up.

        • Ronan October 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

          Past his best? I doubt it. 27 is no age for a wingback these days. Alves and Lahm, the best around, are both 34 and still vital players for two of the richest clubs in football. (PSG got shot of Aurier to accommodate 34-year-old Alves).

          Walker and Rose have been the PL’s two standout wingbacks over the last two seasons, the finished articles, which is why they were coveted by two of the best coaches.

          • Mad Carew October 13, 2017 at 10:24 am

            You use standout a lot, Rose was nowhere near our standout player in the 4 months last season, nor the season before, Kane and Alderweireld were, Rose far too often got to the bye line with nowhere to go, was closed down and possession lost, yes he could be good at times but then so can Sissy.

            • Ronan October 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

              So who are these left wing backs who stand out as being superior to Rose, bearing in mind it’s a position that needs more than just one player? (And Ben Davies, lest we forget, still makes little impression against teams that sit deep, got repeatedly skinned at Anfield, even let Jeff Hendrick beat him down the line for Ireland’s goal on Monday).
              If you want title rivals to have both Rose and Walker, then you must have much better replacements in mind.

              • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

                Mourinho and Pep don’t.

                • Ronan October 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

                  Exactly, McG. Conte, too, according to this blog – despite already having Marcos Alonso. I’d be surprised and disappointed if they let Rose go to one of our main rivals as well, esp when nobody better would be coming in.

                  • McG ⚽⚽ October 13, 2017 at 11:56 am

                    It’s ok tho, we have Davies now so we can sell Rose in Jan. This is spouted by those who are probably the first to complain at Levy’s lack of player investment, and at our supposed lack of depth. We have cover in nearly every position now bar AM, Once Lamela’s back, & should Barkley arrive in Jan, our Bench will comprise of players from the following:

                    Vorm,
                    Rose
                    Aurier
                    Dier
                    Lamela
                    Son
                    Llorente
                    Barkley
                    Winks
                    Sissy
                    Voodoo

                    Can add KWP, Foythe, Gazzaniga to that lot.

                    I’d be suprised if we couldn’t field this lot as a seperate side & make top 7 of the Prem!

  • OrganicPaper October 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Sexy Beast
    Talk sport’s Alan Brazil has just said he is hearing that the stadium will not be ready for Aug 😳

    I am about as trust worthy a source as Mr Brazil on these matters, but a friend I know at Mace thinks THFC have already asked the EPL if we could play our first 4 games away from home. Which would mean we wouldn’t be in till mid September (international break included).

    More likely gossip than ITK but seems plausible to me anyway

    • cyril October 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

      frankly i am not sure mid sept will do it. until they have the roof on they cannot start all the electrics and most of the plumbing before we get to the rest of the fit out for fancy restaurants etc. and health and safety to inspect each bit
      i reckon no more than 15% we are at the lane next year

  • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Freund or Foe
    My horoscope was spot on today.

    Really? What star sign do you think you are?

    • ronwol196061 October 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Is that relevant,its no sign of anything

  • gloster1861 October 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Sexy Beast, has Alan Brazil been hearing voices again? I wouldn’t give anything this Spurs denigrating outlet any credence.

    If it happened that the stadium might be late on schedule, I imagine the contractors will have massive killer penalty clauses and we get the stadium for free!

  • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Talk sport’s Alan Brazil has just said he is hearing that the stadium will not be ready for Aug 😳

    • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

      What are you doing listening to Alan Brazil you pikey fookin simpleton?!

      • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

        You what 🤓

      • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

        You white supremacist 😂

        • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

          Couldn’t resist! Lol

    • AccringtonSpurs October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

      2 seasons at Wembley? I’d rather cut off me bollocks with a rusty breadknife.

      • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 7:55 am

        It is called Talkshite you know 👍

        • AccringtonSpurs October 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

          This from the Daily Mail reader… 😂

          • Sexy Beast October 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

            I only read the sport 😡
            Fact is they are all propaganda garbage 🤡

            • AccringtonSpurs October 13, 2017 at 8:04 am

              fair enough dude! Just yanking your chain…

            • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

              I mostly oggle the sport. I can distinctly remember being jealous as a kid because my mate got to deliver a copy of the ‘daily sport’ as part of his paper round, closest I got was the daily star on mine!!

    • mystic arnold October 13, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Just play our first few games away from home then like Liverpool did last season

  • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:25 am

    It might be pretty old news for you guys in the UK but just watched “White Gold” on Netflix. This is such a great series. I ended up watching 5 episodes in a row. Fantastic British writing.

  • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:17 am

    is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    They chuck em around like confetti. A good ref is an anonymous ref. Within reason of course.

    Some of the yellows this season should have been red. In fact, the more yellows and reds handed out the less we might see of rugby tackles in the box during set pieces, ankle breaking tackles from behind and/or simulation and players doing six rolls on the ground when they were not even struck in the area of the body they were holding. Don’t blame the refs.
    Once the players get the idea, then we will have a better game, more fluent and less cheating.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      The game used to be fluent with no cheating when I was growing up. No cards being thrown about then.

  • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Harold you are turning into Stat’s man….. you swine

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 12, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Almiera finished with 9 men. All me ova teams scored, once more a prick ref costs me 150 quid. Now all I gotta do is find im. 😬

  • melcyid October 12, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Rose not in the 2018 team photo

    • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:09 am

      neither are many others…another beat up

  • Sid Trotter October 12, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    If they score, we will score 3. End of

  • gavlav October 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    They don’t have a goal in them 18-0

  • David Dillenberg October 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    QT Panel this eve:

    Panellist Theresa Villiers
    Panellist Jonathan Lynn
    Panellist Owen Smith
    Panellist Simon Hamilton
    Panellist John O’Dowd

    Surprise surprise first question about Brexit!

    • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:12 am

      What no Alan Davies?

  • mattspurs October 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It would be interesting to see a real breakdown of those stats. Goals scored and conceded when it matters vs goals scored to add to the winning team’s tally.

    • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      In fact, that is the only important fact.

      Arsenal were notorious for running in late goals when the opposition are throwing everyone forward for an equaliser, and getting caught on the break.

      So we should be analyzing late result changing goals. Not Lukaku slotting home the fourth goal when the other team have packed up and left.

    • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      It’s the Daily Mail. Tell me when they publish something true.

      • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        My horoscope was spot on today.

      • East Stand October 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        The Mail is best used to line the cat’s litter tray rather than read. Reading it serves less of a purpose…

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 12, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    You just can’t have a decent bet anymore. Another first half red card in Spain. Its happening all the time now. I watch highlights and there’s straight reds or 2 bookings for nothing tackles. So many reds in first half now, ruins it completely, you can’t legislate for these twat refs. I’ll av to switch to gridiron.

    • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      I hear slot machines are quite fruitful.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        Ha! May as well…

    • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      The ref for our game averages four yellows per match. He handed out 8 when we played Liverpool.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        They chuck em around like confetti. A good ref is an anonymous ref. Within reason of course.

    • Frontwheel 2 October 12, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Red cards have dun me up all season

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        Me too, its a pisser.

    • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Switch to gridiron and you’ll just waste more energy moaning about the zebras calling holds when it doesn’t suit.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        Little different that.

        • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

          Nope.

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Wow:

    Rob Harris ‏Verified account @RobHarris

    Breaking: Swiss federal prosecutors announce bribery case against Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain in FIFA probe.

    PSG president is also head of BeIn Sports and criminal case relates to the awarding by FIFA of World Cup TV rights

    • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Nice fat bribes expected.

      • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        That is what has got him in trouble!

  • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaDdBU5XC6E

    Here is rather conclusive proof that the New York Times is Targeting Trump businesses and has an agenda against conservatives and that YouTube also has an agenda to muzzle Alex Jones by burying his top trending videos.
    Proof that the Liberal agenda against Conservatives exists which is totally illigal, and they call Alex Jones fake news, it would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious.

    • Real Fan? October 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Oh please, this goes both ways in equal measures. You want people to have sympathy for Trump after the way he has conducted himself through the years? He’s fucked people over left and right. What goes around comes around.

      • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Surely a national newpaper is supposed to have neutrality? This is breaking the law!
        Both ways? Trump got vilified for his “locker room private chat” but Harvey Weinstien’s actions hasn’t even drawn a comment from Hitlery Clinton, the candidate for “women” !!
        What say you Fanny about the YouTube censoring? Does “fake news” Alex Jones deserve that as well?

        • Willie! October 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

          First off, yes Mrs Clinton has “replied” re: Weinstein. Second, she is a retired, private citizen, holds no office and certainly is not the President of the US, so what the hell her reply has to do with anything is a mystery on par with your bizarre obsession with the retired old lady. I understand the mean IQ of Trump supporters is somewhere south of 80, but even a special case like you may be able to understand that her “take” on Weinstein is about as relevant as what I had for lunch today. Fucking pikey simpleton.

          • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:14 am

            Excuse me Willie, but my IQ is well above 80 and I have never stooped so low as to call anyone a “ fucking pikey simpleton.” Perhaps yo7 should look in the mirror.

            • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 7:34 am

              * this excludes West Ham fans.

            • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 11:29 am

              It’s ok for Trump defenders to consistently make disparaging remarks about “opponents” to the right wingers but not ok for the opponents to make disparaging comments about his supporters, including those foreign commentators who love a conspiracy? There was no second shooter on the 4th floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. I suspect you know that, HD. Trump isn’t properly supporting desperate AMERICANS in Puerto Rico, why not? Wrong shade of American? He spends more time criticising the NFL than he does acknowledging loss of life or pleas for help in Puerto Rico or California. I wonder why… cos they didn’t vote for Trump! They aren’t his people, so fuck them, right? He’s a fucktard. I admire your defence of a pal, but I’d buy Willie a beer any day of the week.

              • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

                Let it be said I’d also by SB one, even though my views are the polar opposite to his.

                • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

                  *buy.

                  Don’t excuse the pikey comment tho does it??

                  • MysteriousStranger October 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

                    Yeah gotta blame iOS 11… 😉 Two wrongs don’t make a right, but pretty sure SB says some things himself and has said them to Willie directly, previously. As I alluded to.

        • Harry Hotspur October 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

          Weinstein donated endlessly, for years, to Hilary and Obama.

          She says she’ll give the money to charity – yet she’s still married to Bill whose own form on this arena is legendary. ‘No One Left To Lie To’ by Christopher Hitchens fills in blanks for anyone confused😏

          Trump gets verbally kicked by every arsehole who can speak. Suddenly his visit to the UK is up for debate and a matter for public outrage – by people who are fundamentally so fucking daft they don’t understand the collegial electoral system and/or are unaware of the despot scum the UK routinely roll out red carpets for such as the Saudis and some very, very interesting Africans.

          Weinstein being revealed as a beast is a good thing only in so much that the fallout will do something no matter how small, to stand up to misogyny. There’s little cheer in this, however it makes me fucking chuckle that Hilary ‘The Empowerment Of Women’ Clinton is not just married to a serial abuser of women but also it turned out, part funded by one.

          ‘Yeah but Donald is an abhorrent person…’ just stay ther while I nip off and get a photo of me looking like I give a damn. I’m sure I have one somewhere.

          I’m still waiting for the impeachment, it’ll be a long wait because it’s never happening. It’ll be a bloody long wait because a second term has never looked in doubt.

          Remainers, Trump whiners, Lily Allen and Sadiq Khan fans all need to get over themselves.

          It was you that wet your bed; your own bladders that let you down.

          • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 12:55 am

            This ^

            • McG⚽⚽į October 13, 2017 at 7:38 am

              Since when was 82 classed as ‘well above’ 80 HD??!

          • Syd October 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

            I don’t know who is right or wrong as I always steer away from other sovereignty politics but by god that was well written.

            • Harry Hotspur October 13, 2017 at 1:54 am

              Hacked account! ☺️

          • Real Fan? October 13, 2017 at 1:27 am

            The double standards here are flabbergasting. You’re championing ‘standing up to misogyny’ yet you give Trump a pass. Confused.

            • Harry Hotspur October 13, 2017 at 1:52 am

              No, you’re creating a narrative of your own, based on some of what I said.

        • Real Fan? October 13, 2017 at 1:23 am

          1. There are no neutral national media outlets in the USA. The NYT is not state-owned. Nor is Fox.
          2. Comparing everything Trump does to HC is a false argument – she is irrelevant. I judge Trump on his own merits and I don’t like what I hear.
          3. As for Alex Jones, self-censorship would be a blessing. He’s a grating bore.

          • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 1:42 am

            Fanny, I know you to be an intelligent and thoughtful guy. I certainly respect your opinions and contributions. I hope you respect mine. I generally stay away from the political debate because to me there are no winners.

            I will however say this; when presented with a choice of voting for one of Clinton or Trump, for me there was no choice. I do not agree with many things that Trump has engaged in and while I understand his use of outlets like Twitter I think he could generally be more measured in his use of it. For me if he can get some anything done in improving the health care situation and make positive improvements in the tax arena then his first year will be positively productive. No question he has his hands full and some of it is his own doing. I would like to think he has our best interests in mind as works thru his challenges. Time will tell.

            • Real Fan? October 13, 2017 at 1:57 am

              And as you know, I fully respect your views and intelligence too. If Trump can get things done that benefit the ordinary Americans he claims to represent, I’ll be delighted for them. UNfortunately for them and everyone involved I think he has only one genuine interest and that is himself, his brand and his money. I don’t think he’s capable of building and leading a lasting team to deliver much at all, because he’ll ditch anyone who disagrees with him and he’s incapable of reaching across any divides to unite your country. He doesn’t have the courage or the interest in doing it. I respect your willingness to give him a chance and I understand the hypocrisy of the Clintons means that many viewed HC as unelectable…but this guy was not the answer. He was just the only alternative at the time, imho.

              • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 2:14 am

                Fanny, you and I could sit and talk about topics like this all night and always walk out of the room friends. I don’t think I could say the same about guys like Willie, above.

                • Real Fan? ⚽️ October 13, 2017 at 2:56 am

                  Very much hope to see you back over soon, HD

                  • Horndog October 13, 2017 at 3:05 am

                    Yes, planning on a trip for season one of the new stadium. 👍. Thx.

                    • Real Fan? ⚽️ October 13, 2017 at 3:40 am

                      Ace!

            • cyril October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

              well after nine months time is already telling. he has achieved nothing re health care and nothing re tax reform (the republicans do not see him as a republican, not least re his completely botched attempt to understand their views on abortion. the wall has not been built and worse, a transcript of an embarrassing call with the mexican president has been released in which the most powerful man in the world pleads for the mexican to stop telling the world that mexico is not paying. he has not brought back any coal miners’ jobs and he wont. his populist attempts at restricting immigration have been rebuked by judges. he has demoralised the staff in many govt agencies and he has risked conflict with n. korea when he did not need to. perhaps worst of all he still has not realised that telling everyone how smart he is does not make him smart. still, he is actually less harmful than pence, a man with a brain and traditional republican values so lets hope the orange man lasts until the democrats have found a new leader

    • Aussie in Switzerland October 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Not surprising, and plainly obvious already to anyone with half a clue.

      • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        To many clueless people out there Aussie!

  • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    I will show up to one of these flesh orgies but it won’t be that one, I’m afraid. I’m out of the country.

    Trying to get back in I expect. Try a ferry from Brittany to Waterford and then cross into Ulster, thence to Stranraer.

    • Harry Hotspur October 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      The days of wearing a burka are behind me

  • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    New series of Red Dwarf (XII) at 9pm on Dave. How great is that!

    And as an entrée, the new series of Big Bang Theory at 8.30.

    Nerd heaven, count me in!!🙆

    • Stevo1987 October 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      I always think of you as the one with the Beatles haircut. No idea why.

      • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

        Dwayne Dibley?

        • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm

          😸

        • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

          • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

            Pretty damn close, too close for comfort in fact.

          • Sigue Sigue SPURTSnik 💋 October 12, 2017 at 8:29 pm

            Nowhere near fat enough.

            • gloster1861 October 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

              One day I’ll get there. Still eating healthily.

            • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm

              If he is coming for a curry with us keep him away from my poppadoms!

              • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm

                Keep that chap away from my chapati.

                • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm

                  Do you mind if i have my own garlic nann?

                  • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

                    As long as you stay away from my saag paneer.

              • Sigue Sigue SPURTSnik 💋 October 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

                Poppadom preach.

                • Harry Hotspur October 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

                  I’m in mango chutney deep

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

            If Suarez had teef like that he would win everything

    • Aussie in Switzerland October 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Best news for a while

  • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    David Dillenberg October 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Incidentally subject to certain criteria hopefully myself and Poxy can arrange a meet up with Spurts and others for the festive Stoke home game on the 9 Dec.

    There is a massive curry house opposite the stadium, we could book a table and eat after the game?

    • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      I’min.

      • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm

        You are a good lad Fofty!

      • Sexy Beast October 12, 2017 at 8:03 pm

        Shall we invite TheBoy??

        • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

          It’d be rude not to, speshley now you’ve mentioned it.

        • Harry Hotspur October 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

          I will show up to one of these flesh orgies but it won’t be that one, I’m afraid. I’m out of the country.

          • Harry Hotspur October 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

            Scowling at foreigners.

            • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

              A rewarding hobby.

              • Harry Hotspur October 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

                It’s certainly not a living

                • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

                  If only. I could earn a fortune.

    • Sigue Sigue SPURTSnik 💋 October 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Make it so.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Ffs did you cosider Horny,UFP and me???????????????

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I was just looking at the snaps of Danny Rose back in training and I think he spent most of the last 8 months at the all-you-can- eat buffet. He’s easily added a stone in weight.

    • Stevo1987 October 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      That’s nothing I can add a stone in a week if I try hard enough.

  • Stevo1987 October 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    oops came early.

    • Freund or Foe October 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Give it 5 mins, then have another go.

      • Sigue Sigue SPURTSnik 💋 October 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        *three weeks