Date: 22nd February 2017 at 12:39am
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Bonzo said: “He’s made a few tweaks which I think has helped us recover a lot faster,” 

“He’s cut down on some of the training sessions, we don’t train every day now, and with the intensity of the training sessions as well, he might not demand as much as he used to.

“He’s a great manager, he thinks about us as players and individuals. We’re quite happy to go and voice our opinion. If we’re a bit tired he says, ‘okay today is a bit of a down-day for you’. 

“I can only speak for myself but I’ve still got a lot left in the tank this season. I still feel very fresh.”

So here we have it straight from the horse’s mouth.

Spurs players were leaving it on the training pitches.

That light in your eyes is daylight dawning and that noise you can hear is the sound of a penny dropping.

If that’s the deafened and blinded healed, then Spurs’ best XI should start looking a lot more convincing in future games.

Oh hang on – didn’t Gladys say that Levy had recently demanded more from his player assets?

No, no, no that can’t be it. Because all the ITK is rubbish.

Er… this blog isn’t for thickos!

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

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I await your presence with varying degrees of anticipation >>

  • melcyid February 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Is there a game on ternite?

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Gloster1861
    A solar system with seven possible habitable planets, three definites in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’, has been found just 40 light years away. The Trappist-1 system.
    Well, that’s my holidays taken care of.

    Bob just bought some land up there

    • McG ⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Climbed three places this week on the Ronglish chompions, may have missed a few too many weeks for the Ronglish prem, will give it a go for a couple more weeks, see how I get on!

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 23, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        Its a fight on both fronts. Big moves McG with a negative play. Cyrko said you forgot to pick this week in the Wronglish CL and went 1st !

        The Ronglish FA is tough too..a battle till the end

        • McG ⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          No, I picked in the wronglish champions league this week, did quite well. Just missed a good few in the prem, will try & stick with it!

    • Freund or Foe February 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Exciting stuff, but this system might only be 500mil years old. Probably not enough time to grow a Ron.

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

        It was formed under a lamp post 500mil years ago. Sir Percy was the first leader of the Confederation,Push and Run the first wheel and mode of transportation. No pressing or high lines,its the gravity. Home games still at Wembley

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        as Harry says Its all up in the air

    • East Stand February 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Shrewd move!

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

    An article on kodi use for those interested. Not sure it provides anymore clarity than that previously provided though.

    http://m.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/kodi-what-s-legal-and-what-isn-t/story-30154773-detail/story.html

    • McG ⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      I gotta say, £35 quid for the kodi box I purchased has been brilliant value, even if I only used it for a couple of months!

      For those with concerns, this is the part I found most interesting…

      In a landmark ruling i 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that internet users who look at copyrighted material online aren’t breaking the law by doing so, citing Article 5.1 of the EU Copyright Directive.

      It stated that copies of copyrighted material that appear “on the users computer screen” and “in the internet ‘cache’ of that computer’s hard disk” are “temporary” and “may therefore be made without the authorisation of the copyright holders”.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π February 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        If one used kodi and also paid for Sky and BT sports then I think you could morally be comfortable in viewing a match other than that Sky/BT are actually showing. In countries like Italy I believe all series A matches are available to view through Sky whereas in the UK you’re limited which is wrong imo.

        • Freund or Foe February 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm

          It takes quite an effort for me to be morally uncomfortable. I`ve been known to hit 80mph on the motorway.

  • Citizen Smozz February 23, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Harry Hotspur
    Not sure anyone’s going to be charged £5 for league games matey😊

    Of course the price will be more but at weekends you pay a premium for most things, one season at wet spam prices and you will find lots of fans will want to take the kids, I am sure we will fill it week in week out…….

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

      I think the key is how well the team is doing. If we’re playing stonking footy then we’ll get good fan attendances plus extra general uncommitted peeps. Vice versa will be the case of course.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

        #agreed

        • Real Fan? ⚽️ February 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

          Nonsense, us Flat-Earth Sheeple will be thrilled to be at Wembley, no matter what. I’m going tonight. Yippeee!

          • SpurAndy 🍒π February 23, 2017 at 11:53 am

            Can I suggest you take a few of Spurts blow up dolls to scatter around on the empty seats. Nobody will know the difference on TV.

            • Real Fan? ⚽️ February 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

              I’m not sure they’re inflatable any longer.

    • Harry Hotspur February 23, 2017 at 10:56 am

      There’ll be a honeymoon period of attendances but the bottom line is how the team do.

      There’s also the issue of actual attendance versus tickets sold.

      The game at Wembley tonight was a cheap way of buying 5 Loyalty Points.

      Arsenal last season for example averaged 5000 empty seats per game https://angryofislington.com/2016/09/04/arsenals-real-attendance-figures-for-2015-16/

  • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Kasper Dolberg. Danish wunderkind. Either him or Haller please, Levy.

    • AccringtonSpurs February 23, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Looks good – not sure whether he’s great

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

        He’s only 19, but he does show promise, although is 1 season in the Erevdisie enough time before moving to the premier league, I doubt it.

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

          *Eredivisie

  • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Storm Doris has hit here over the last two hours. Really making a mess.

    Hope this wind has gone by tonight’s game. Could make the ball whip about.

    • Citizen Smozz February 23, 2017 at 8:15 am

      For all those who bang on about us not filling Wembley stadium for premier league games it’s being reported that tonight is sold out!

      • Harry Hotspur February 23, 2017 at 9:54 am

        Not sure anyone’s going to be charged £5 for league games matey😊

        • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 10:04 am

          Can’t even get a blowjob of that these days, a bit of Pleaty ITK there…

        • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 10:06 am

          Why would Kane and the players still be in the dark about playing there next season? I don’t understand how it would be still up in the air, crazy…

          • Harry Hotspur February 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

            The football always come last with Levy. He’s been examining lifts in the shard, but the choice of stadium isn’t a done deal.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 23, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Doris Day’ll die down by dusk.

  • Citizen Smozz February 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

    MysteriousStranger
    Establishment? Smozz won’t be joining you then, he doesn’t trust the establishment!

    Dam right! 😉

    • Citizen Smozz February 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Nando’s is the pre match meal tonight 🐓🍽

      • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:20 am

        Winner winner chicken dinner! 🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

    • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Conspiracies? How about all the publicity about the anniversary of Jo Cox’s sad death. That’s in June, but suddenly they were talking about it all over the news – on the eve of two important by elections.

      Both the Tories and Labour are desperate not to let UKIP win more seats. So a lot of guff about not letting extremism thrive, thinly veiled stuff aimed against Nuttall et al.

      • Citizen Smozz February 23, 2017 at 8:23 am

        Ah the establishment again! See why they are not to be trusted?

        • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:29 am

          The status quo suits them just fine. No more room at the trough for another political party.

          • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

            The problem with UKIP is that it is littered with a percentage of people who might otherwise be in the BNP. They have tried to weed them out but as long as UKIP and an anti-immigration party it will attract a certain amount of them but it’s what the Tories and Labour want.

            They hope that linking them constantly to right wing extremism makes them null and void as a credible party. Lets be honest, UKIP is made up of far too much of back bench tories, BNP left overs and people who have been drip fed the Daily Mail since birth. It’s annoying because they are the only party to talk about immigration being managed (or unmanaged) the way it is as a real worry and problem for the country, there is nobody else and people are turning to them out of frustration.

            Nuttall doesn’t convince me. The Scouse accent etc might make him seem like a man of the ‘people’ but why did he feel the need to lie about losing close friends at Hillsborough? What was that all about? He can’t be trusted and that will haunt his leadership for good.

            • Harry Hotspur February 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

              Nuttall also claimed to have have once had a pro contract with Tranmere Rovers.

              He didn’t.

      • Harry Hotspur February 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

        The real menace is Jo Cox’s husband. He thinks he’s a rock star.

        • Real Fan? ⚽️ February 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

          Menace? His wife was stabbed to death whilst doing her job. Who’s he a menace to?

        • Spursy February 23, 2017 at 12:01 pm

          He’s trying to make something good come out of her death and to continue her humanitarian beliefs. Tough gig.

  • AntSpurs February 23, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Poch says he’ll know by the opening minute whether or not we’ll beat Gent. Man this guys good, really good !

    • McG⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 9:21 am

      My take on this is that Poch is being very cute here, I think it’s his ploy to get their arses into gear from the off…

      • Spursy February 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

  • melcyid February 23, 2017 at 2:00 am

    didnt we used to be in the Champs League a couple of weeks ago? cant keep up with all these sub tournaments malarkey.

    • McG ⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Have you tried playing battleships?

      • melcyid February 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        I always used to win when I played against myself.

        • McG ⚽⚽ February 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm

          I gave up playing, couldn’t stomach that sinking feeling every time I lost.

          • melcyid February 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm

            thats deep

  • AntSpurs February 23, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Gloster1861
    St Etienne were so dominant in France in the sixties and seventies. Ten titles in 15 years I think.

    10 titties in 15 years, that’s a drought

  • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

    A solar system with seven possible habitable planets, three definites in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’, has been found just 40 light years away. The Trappist-1 system.

    Well, that’s my holidays taken care of.🚀👾👽

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 23, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Yay. Far out.

    • MysteriousStranger February 23, 2017 at 1:36 am

      Named after a strong Belgian Beer, too.

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

      Maybe we could play our home games there next season?

    • Syd February 23, 2017 at 3:35 am

      Which one are you going to Glos? I don’t want it to be overcrowded when I go…

      • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

        I thought I might check out 1d. Snappy name, eh?

    • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Take you about 500 years to get there (or something) with current technology. Bit of a schlep…

      • 61SpursNut🌰 February 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        It’s something, definitely something.

  • DAVID February 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Leicester still in the tie, thought Seville would put it to bed tonight.

    • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 12:08 am

      It looks highly likely Seville will manage an away goal. This could go to extra time in the return leg.

      • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 12:14 am

        The tie is still alive with that goal but Seville should be home and hosed. Will be an interesting second leg, even though Leicester are shit and a poor representation of English champions I hope they get through.

        That’s about all the good will I can muster for their players apart from their keeper this season.

        • Gloster1861 February 23, 2017 at 12:17 am

          More games they have, more likely disaster in the league. Fingers crossed!

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Mmmm, I’ve just found a nice little establishment selling West Indian food reet near stadium, I think I may treat myself to a cheeky pre match repast tomoz.

    • caveman February 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Didn’t know there was West Indian food shop in Milton Keynes !

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Where dat is, bredrin?

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Samir Nasri. Made it impossible to cheer on Seville.

    • East Stand February 23, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Nasri is a twat on a par with Fabregas.

      Seville should have been out of sight, the Spanish must be thinking “are these the English champions? They look shite…”

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Better than I thought. That will distract the Foxes from concentrating on the League.

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Keeps Ranieri in his job, until it’s too late.

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Were Seville not that good, or did Leicester up their game?

    • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      2nd half was a bit the the Leicester of last year,Oranges and line of charlie at half time.

      • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        Like the

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Both. No decent final pass from Seville after the Foxes surprise goal.

  • 89Spurs 👁 February 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Still ok, Fronty.

    • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      The usual 3 out of 4 up,Hearts are gonna let me down.

      • 89Spurs 👁 February 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm

        Hard luck pal.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    2-1

  • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Nice

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Haha! 2-0

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Leicester to creep away with a two nil defeat. In a way, I would prefer they stay distracted by the CL and lose in the PL matches. Beaten in the later stages plus a lovely relegation.

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I wonder how Melc is after the attack of the killer tomatos.

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Leicester to win 5-0 tonight, oh wait, er, 5-1 then..

    • 89Spurs 👁 February 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      No, Fronty not backed Leicester, kiss of death 💀

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

        It’s ok, you’re confusing Fronty with Taff.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    And it came to pass that Leicester were declared to be sh*t.

  • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Ha Ha,could be a cricket score.

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Any bets tonight Fronty?

      • Frontwheel 2 February 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        I have,but every time I show who I’ve done on here,I lose.(I never done Leicester)

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

          Hee hee. 👍💰

    • MysteriousStranger February 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Pretty shit game of cricket.

  • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    good goal

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Shirley Leicester are not going to keep that parked up for 90 mins !

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Casper saves a Penalty

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Fat Boy Morgan giveth awayeth a penaltyeth, wasted!

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Leicester to only lose 3-0 and stay in the tie !

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I think the CL is the only thing keeping him in a job.

  • Citizen Smozz February 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    evening all

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Evening Smozz how’s tings?

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Hello.

    • Horndog February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Howdy

    • 61SpursNut🌰 February 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Wotcha cock!

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Suspicious Minds

    http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/irish-cup-betting-storm-rocks-12637957

    Paul, my Daughters boyfriend played for Crewe Utd last season, moved to Dunmurry in the Summer, pity he didn’t get wind of it, i might have got a few quid on.

    • MysteriousStranger February 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      “One local bookmaker told Belfast Live that they saw a big move towards backing the Co Down club in the days beforehand with them pushed out from 2/7 to 1/16 to win the game.”

      Shame one local journo doesn’t understand what “pushed out” means.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

        Sent to Coventry?

        • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

          Prolapse?

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    4 substytushuns from now on in the FA cup (if extra time is needed).

    • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      cool

    • MysteriousStranger February 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      What a joke. Who’s bright idea was that? As bad if not worse than the abolition of replays.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Valencia 2 up on Madrid in 15 mins. They’ve turned it around since Neville and Neville fecked off.

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Is there much point trying for the Ropey? ManUre will be in the final as their way into the CL. Perhaps we ought to concentrate on the FA Cup and top four?

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      What could be better than beating Manure in the final and denying them a CL place.
      I know, beating the Arse and denying them a place.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Ha ha! I knew PAOK would score at schalke….Im pleased with myself, though knowone likes a smartypantz….

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Yup, you’re right.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        I meant the last sentence naturally.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        I’ll quietly glow…..

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Trouble is, Kane more or less contradicts himself. He doesn’t make cogent arguments or even much sense. Harry ought not to speak to journalists unless it’s about himself, and not the rest of the club or team.

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      He says it’s a great atmosphere. And then says he hopes they will feel more comfortable playing at Wembley.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        That’s 56 words you’ve used, when it took me only 4, just sayin.

        • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

          Wartime rationing is over Caspurs!

        • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

          Loose lips sink ships.

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

            One needs firm puckered lips, to blow up inflatable ships.

  • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm
    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      I reckon he’s been …..lets say incouraged to say that. Not having it.

      • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm

        Totally. And encouraged too.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

          Oops.

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      PR nonsense is all.

  • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Moany goes strong and kills the tie off early, can rest players now. Hope Poch takes note..

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      St Etienne were so dominant in France in the sixties and seventies. Ten titles in 15 years I think.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        They even formed an electro pop act….

        • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 7:50 pm

          Hehe.

      • AntSpurs February 23, 2017 at 1:30 am

        Ten titties in 15 years. That’s a drought.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I see Ms Dick has got the top cop job in London. Wonder what Nilly thinks abaht that?

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Ding dong..

      • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        Matron.

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Brazilians had better watch out when travelling by tube.

      • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 6:27 pm

        I watch out for Brazillians when travelling on the tube…

        • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

          I bet you do, you filthy beast.

  • MysteriousStranger February 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      60 bloody million! Sell him quick, we could buy 2 Sissoko`s for that!!!

    • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      We could do worse that sell Walker or 60m

      • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        59mil would be worse.

    • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      We could do worse that sell Walker for 60m

      • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        59mil would be worse.

      • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        Twice

    • caveman February 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      The Sun. Always guessing.

    • son of mido February 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Lets hope we aren’t entering into another special arrangement with Barcelona like DL’s Real Madrid fiasco…….

  • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Sunday 12th March for our FACUP game against Millwall. I`m in!
    Dan`s well chuffed, the state their fans will leave us in will drastically reduce demolition costs.

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Youz avant gotta ticket yet..havya?

      • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        I havynt.

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Count me in, homie.

      • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm

        Certainly will.

        • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

          You could all play the Dell a visit

          • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

            Dingly Dell?

            • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

              Only one of us here should go to the Dell….which one?

              • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm

                The Dell is Southampton. Millwall is the Den.

                • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm

                  *was

            • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

              Only one of us here should go to the Dell….which one?

              • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

                I refuse to go back to that part of London, I nominate FoF.

                • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 6:08 pm

                  I can`t speak South Londonish.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Sounds like Millwall got their rep by jumping anyone who wasn’t them when away fans visited the den. That’s not cricket.

  • Elevenstonedidiots February 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    The horses mouth is Bonzo and so the message hasn’t reach his brain yet to tell him he’s tired.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Here’s an (un) fun fact….I have never been to Wembley. Ever.:-!

    • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      I saw it from the air when I flew into London in Dec. Birdseye view.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

        WHL is better.

        • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

          That is why I came to London, if my memory serves me.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

          Absobloodylutely!

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        From afar. Away from the retail prices. The best way.

  • caveman February 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    My son is going to the game tomorrow night. First time at Wembley. I think it was the admission price that attracted him.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Spurstacus
    Got my tickets for tomorrow’s season defining game at footballs’ (and Tottenham’s) home, Wembley!
    I shan’t be meeting the fellas dem for a pre-show sherry, as I can’t face doing a ‘Grand Ol’ Duke of York’ up and down that ruddy hill to the pub. Also, I shall be attending with one nephew (the other one’s going with his ‘mates’) and a sister (one of mine, not one of THE sisters) and I simply cannot afford to have my sister fall (instantly) in love with Real Fan?, as she most certainly would (we all do).
    So I shall avail myself of a Wembley special, beer flavoured liquid and a mechanically retrieved ‘meat’ textured hot dog. For three of us that shouldn’t cost more than £30 (the neph can have some fizzy pop).

    Enjoy the evening Spurts I think you’ll have a pleasant surprise. I think this is the night for redemption on the footy Wembers thingy. With regard to Fanny for those who’ve never met him if you picture a mixture of Paul Newman, a tincture of Brad Pitt, a dollop of Robert Redford and a soupcon of Arnold ‘Ace’ Rimmer. Wotta guy!

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Rimmer?! Ooer, missus. I couldn’t comment.

      • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm

        The rest is blob on. Why aren’t you coming?

        • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm

          Evening at Tiffany’s. In laws for dins and no she’s not called Tiffany, Ive just always wanted to say it.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 5:57 pm

          Evening at Tiffany’s. In laws for dins and no she’s not called Tiffany, Ive just always wanted to say it.

    • Real Fan? February 23, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Haha, you gays! Guys, sorry, I meant ‘Guys’. Damned predictive text.

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Spurstacus

    LIMERICK AL
    Paddy Power Offering 50,000 / One that Ericksen will defecate in the Centre Circle Vs Gent. way over the odds if you ask me.

    Haha. I’d make that bet, just for the crack.

    Gary’ poohpance’ Linekar did it.

  • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    How you blokes ghenting to Wembley?

    • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Sorry Whemgley

    • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I don’t care how I’ll Ghent there, I’ll Ghent Here if I can.

    • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Cas is gonna Ghent there from Khent.

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    LIMERICK AL
    Paddy Power Offering 50,000 / One that Ericksen will defecate in the Centre Circle Vs Gent. way over the odds if you ask me.

    Haha. I’d make that bet, just for the crack.

  • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Got my tickets for tomorrow’s season defining game at footballs’ (and Tottenham’s) home, Wembley!

    I shan’t be meeting the fellas dem for a pre-show sherry, as I can’t face doing a ‘Grand Ol’ Duke of York’ up and down that ruddy hill to the pub. Also, I shall be attending with one nephew (the other one’s going with his ‘mates’) and a sister (one of mine, not one of THE sisters) and I simply cannot afford to have my sister fall (instantly) in love with Real Fan?, as she most certainly would (we all do).

    So I shall avail myself of a Wembley special, beer flavoured liquid and a mechanically retrieved ‘meat’ textured hot dog. For three of us that shouldn’t cost more than £30 (the neph can have some fizzy pop).

    • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      I rub myself against Fanny whenever I see him (as discreetly as I can), and always score with the missus when I get home. Thankfully he`s into manhugs.

      • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

        What a fucking liberty!!!!

      • 61SpursNut🌰 February 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

        That Fanny aroma is powerful stuff!

        • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

          Unbottleable.

        • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

          Pungent

      • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm

        Is that why you wear that Mac with the fake hands coming out of sleeves?

        • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

          I`m the miggedy miggedy miggedy miggedy Mac Daddy.

  • Camus February 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Someone buy Ron a Hopspur ale.

    • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Queue for 20 mins, neck it in 5 seconds, miss the start of the 2nd half. Yep, I`m on it.

      • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm

        Hopspurs all around!!!!

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I know you are all gaga over the cups but for me its all a bonus. I am only thinking of 6 points from Stoke and Everton. Two games that should define our league season

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      When was the last time we didn’t have a season defining game? 😀

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        According to Ron, the last one was Sunderland away. 😘

        • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

          Andy and Cas,its true we are always in a life and death struggle defining ourselves because we have no idea who we are. That’s why Bob shows up occasionally. But I can tell you that the next two league games with all the hungry wolves around (not shirt I said shirt jokes) we definitely define our season.
          We cannot falter,we cannot be weak. This is critical.
          No it isn’t?

          OH fuck back to the drawing room..wheres those crayons

        • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

          Ok Ive changed my prediction..they are game defining games

          Happy you bastards?????????

          • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

            👍

            • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

              Three quarters through the Stoke game they will all say I waz right

              • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm

                Taff might say that, but we know what that means..

                • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

                  I will never say Ron was right. Never.

                  • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

                    According to my historical records you are right as you have been ever since you joined this ridiculous site some 35 years ago. We all know you are right Taff 101% of the time with a margin of error of 103%

                    • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm

                      110%.

                    • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

                      Mark ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this down

                    • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm

                      Have a wine gum

          • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm

            Ssshhh Mr Maynard has shown up

  • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Per The London Evening Standard, Danny Rose “is a number of weeks away from resuming full training.” Ouch!

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yup, it would appear the prognosis wasn’t quite as rosey as we were led to believe. : (

      • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

        I suspect we’ll see Lamela back in the team before we see Rose.

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

          Taff, have you thought of volunteering for the Samaritans?

          • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm

            Methinks losing Rose is up there with the best possible excuses ever and throw in Lamela and we are all set.

            • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm

              -10 points for ‘methinks’. No one born after 1450 ad uses that word.

              • Freund or Foe February 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm

                I agree with thou.

                • Spurstacus 💋 February 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm

                  Verily? Forsooth.

    • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Two could be a number of weeks..

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Since when did the ropey start scheduling games on a Wednesday. As I recall, we didn’t get that option prior to our league cup final against the racists, with us being made to travel to Mars for a Thursday fakin game.
    Where are all the conspiracy theorist’s, they should be onnit like a car bonnet!

    • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      * Mar’s.

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Do you think the day of the week means anything to Tottenham. We can lose any day of the week.

      • Camus February 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        We wuz robbed. The powers that be only change these rules once Tottenham has been screwed over a season or two before.

        • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

          Why do they waste their fucking time. You don’t try to kill someone who is committing suicide. Tottenham do this to themselves no matter the venue or the day

  • Rich G February 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    A manager adjusting to things as the season progresses? That’s ground breaking stuff ,I hope no other managers find this out

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Harry if it was all about the training pitch then surely Levy left in there too?
    No?

  • spurs108 February 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Lamela working hard late night to recover from hip injury – Pilates

    http://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/players/late-night-photo-proves-erik-12638815

    Personally I can’t wait

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      You’ll have to!

      Still not convinced we’ll see him the season.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

        *this

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Its the messiah complex.
      Everyone seems better when they are injured
      When Lamela played for us there were times he was good (the odd time our best player even) but mostly when everyone else was crap.
      He hasn’t been a game changer with us

  • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    No idea if this story has any legs, but if it does I think he’d be a very useful addition to the squad:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/2921986/manchester-united-transfer-news-daley-blind-victor-lindelof-jose-mourinho-benfica/

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Taff, I think you should focus your strengths, match predictions..

      • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        We’re going to tear Gent a new one.

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          The day was going ok, until I read that. : (

          • UnkleTaff February 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm

            Be careful what you wish for…

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Taff I am only interested in players we find that eventually will go to Hull or West Brom.Im sure you do too

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        You forgot Swansea.

        • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm

          Oh no I didnt

        • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm

          Who?

  • LIMERICK AL February 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Paddy Power Offering 50,000 / One that Ericksen will defecate in the Centre Circle Vs Gent. way over the odds if you ask me.

    • LIMERICK AL February 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Because we dont know if he will play. Rip off.

      • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        Double the odds if it occurs between the second and turd goals !

    • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Even money Lamela to run on and rub it into his bare chest before it hits the grass.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        Woah! Holy 💩 H, I think you need help.

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Home teams win on average 60% of games played

    Individual teams do sometimes find that home advantage deserts them. When Arsenal moved from Highbury to the Emirates, their home form suffered. Though they did not lose many games, they drew a large number of matches against teams (Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Everton, Newcastle, Portsmouth) they would normally have expected to beat. This corresponds with a trend frequently observed in the United States, which shows that teams tend to sacrifice home advantage for about six to nine months when they move to a new stadium, as the players take time to adjust to their new surroundings. This holds even when the move is from one anonymous modern sports arena to another, and even when, as in Arsenal’s case, crowd capacity increases. What it suggests is that familiarity with one’s surroundings is more important than fan support.

    It could be argued that, since the move to a new stadium is usually as traumatic for supporters as it is for players, if not more so, the Arsenal fans were the ones who took their time to adjust to the Emirates, and it was only when they found their old voice that the team started to respond. But there is no evidence to back this up: Highbury was a notoriously quiet place at the best of times. It is all too easy for fans to jumble up cause and effect, and to assume that their team only started playing well once they started cheering, rather than that they started cheering only once their team started playing well.

    It is the easiest mistake to make when watching any sport: to imagine that a sequence of events is best explained by the order in which we remember it rather than the order in which it happened. When a team go forward, the home support gets to its feet and starts to generate more noise; every now and then, one of these forward moves results in a goal, and the crowd sound explodes. What fans tend to remember is that when they began to make more noise, a goal was scored. What they forget are the countless times when the noise fizzled out because the move fizzled out. It is nice for screaming fans to believe that they can help suck the ball into the net when things get desperate. But the fact remains that the movement of the ball does much more to determine the noise of the crowd than the noise of the crowd does to determine the movement of the ball.

  • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Mbappe supposedly a spurs fan. is that true, or just wishful thinking?

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Dunno, do you believe your source?

      • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        no – twitter…

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

          There you go, that was easy.

  • Salt in the Wound February 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Every team, top to bottom, who play Tottenham at Wembley next season will be playing a cup final. The only, mild, advantage ‘we’ will have is getting used to the size, scale, speed of the pitch and the distance from the crowd. It’s madness and next season will be a write off. Spin started to infect us back in the 90s, so Levy-led Spurs spins this bollocks and then believes its own hype. If the team is knackered now, what will it be like after a few do or die games at Wembley from August onwards? Like the Hamsters moving to Stratford, you can’t just up sticks to a foreign environment and expect to turn it on like you used to at home. WHL or Upton Park, the same thing, except the opposition don’t get fired up to play at Stratford.

  • Spursy February 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • OfftheShelf February 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Wembley sold out again. We and ManU are the only clubs that can do this even though it will be considered to be of little importance by the media. Arsenal in 1999 charged £5.50 for a game against Fiorentina who had the likes of Batistuta (who scored the winner) playing for them and although at their best could attract only 74,000.

    From what I can remember from my time in top ‘amateur’ football as the games come thicker and faster so the training either decreases or becomes lighter and become more of a get together for the squads.
    As Walker says: ‘there’s a lot left in the tank. ‘

  • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Has the penny really dropped, or has Poch simply been left with no choice due to our incompetent summer transfer activety? A lesson learned either way.

  • McG ⚽⚽ February 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Camus
    I don’t think he is. He’s all about the economics. The very fact that he has instructed Poch to ‘have a real go’ at the Cups only so as to get some practice in at Wembley sums up where his priorities lie.
    Why not say “Have a real go at the Cups because wouldn’t it be great for the club to lift some silverware before we move into the new stadium”…?

    Don’t believe everything you read. Levy permits the manager to go practice Wembley in this comp & that, oh we’ll forget the league. This is Poch’ decision, same as prioritising the league was last season.

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Quiet today.

    The posters are also dialing down the intensity. Saving their strength for tomorrow!

    • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Probably choosing an outfit for tomorrow night, it can be a big night if they play their cards right !

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

    THFC have announced that despite the drop down into Europe’s second tier club competition Wembley will again be packed out for the second leg of the round of 32 match against the Belgian side even thought they go into it a goal down.

    Kick-off on Thursday night is at 8.05pm and turnstiles will open at 6.35pm. The club is urging supporters to arrive as early as possible to avoid queuing at the stadium entry points while security processes are carried out.

    Pretty impressive, another attendance record for THFC. COYS.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Last night’s goal fest puts our two 2-1 losses to Monaco into a little bit of perspective methinks. Monaco are now a real top European team. Only thing that let them down was their tactics of still going hell for leather when they were 3-2 up. Should’ve shut up shop at that point so questions about the managers thought processes.

  • caveman February 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

    It was very obvious when the season started that our players were knackered. Kane looked spent as did the rest of them. Then they had to face Pochettino’s military style training. Is it any wonder the double sessions have had to stop.

    • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Cyclists, Marathon Runners, Boxers etc all prepare by putting in the miles, the rounds of sparring etc to ensure the body can cope with the expected rigours of competition, When i ran Marathons i used to do around 120 miles a week in training but notched it down to half that in the 2 weeks leading up to an event. The Spurs players now have the stamina to compete and just need to be properly managed, i would think we will finish stronger than most teams in the run in, still think we’ll manage Top 4, anything more is a bonus !

  • Razspur February 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Tottenham Hotspur V KAA Gent – WEMBLEY SOLD OUT!
    Posted on 22 February 2017 – 08:30
    Thanks to our fantastic support, we have once again sold out Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, for our UEFA Europa League, Round of 32, second leg clash with KAA Gent tomorrow night (February 23).

    Says it all really !

    Ref : Official Site

  • Camus February 22, 2017 at 10:02 am

    We’ve sold out Wembley again, folks…
    But at knock-down prices.
    Giving it away!

  • Camus February 22, 2017 at 9:11 am

    About the Wembley fiasco. It’s utter madness if Levy is weighing up a decision on whether we play our home games there for the entirety of next season based on whether we win/lose or draw our next couple of games there… That’s not how you make a sensible decision. Can the players and manager not make the call? If it feels wrong, don’t do it.

    I pray that we find an alternative. I’d take a three-quarters full WHL or Stadium MK over nearly getting relegated.

    • Spursy February 22, 2017 at 9:30 am

      For Levy, it’s always about the bottom line and his one stands to plummet if the team can’t perform there – week in, week out. Also, perhaps he’s taken a look at Leicester and got the wobbles. Maybe he’s coming round to the fact that he’s overseeing the building of a structure that’s to house a stupendous football team. It’s make your mind up time, Daniel.

      • Spursy February 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

        Also this is the moment when a Spurs manager might have a little bit more say in players. If he trusts Poch, now might be the time that he listens. You never know. Not holding my breath, but maybe.

        • Camus February 22, 2017 at 9:37 am

          Nice dream but not a chance. We nearly won the title (from 10 points adrift) and he invested in Janssen, Sissoko & N’Koudou…
          That tells you everything you need to know about how much he backs his manager.

      • Camus February 22, 2017 at 9:36 am

        I don’t think he is. He’s all about the economics. The very fact that he has instructed Poch to ‘have a real go’ at the Cups only so as to get some practice in at Wembley sums up where his priorities lie.
        Why not say “Have a real go at the Cups because wouldn’t it be great for the club to lift some silverware before we move into the new stadium”…?

    • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Are you shocked, Camus? Football always comes last – he’s had very important lifts to sniff!

  • Camus February 22, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Ah-ha…! So the players were indeed leaving it on the training pitch last season! A number of us said so (including HH) and were informed we were mistaken. I guess the question now is can they capitalise on the extra freshness. There’s still a chance Klopp’s men will fade if he hasn’t eased up his own training demands but 6 into 4 doesn’t go. Will be interesting to see who fades in the league. We can hope that City get distracted with the CL and Utd with the Europa.

    I always found it fishy that we couldn’t manage 2 games a week…

    • Harry Hotspur February 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

      It was bloody obvious he was overtraining them – only stark raving mad Flat Earthers were still shouting ‘prove to me they’re tired!’ as players were cramping up on the floor…

      • East Stand February 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

        Wimps…

        Even from the way we’ve played in a lot of games you can see that pacing themselves over the season is a feature this time.

        Against the Scouse we got it wrong and started too slow and they went mad trying to get their noses in front and did so it’s balancing act, you can tell the tempo and pressing is different. The 352 works better too when you’re playing like that, the win over the Chavcheats was a prime example.

  • sideshowbob February 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    really what is the point in stayin up that late ???… i mean you lot were prattling on about shag all on here, and i was having a pretty crap party at my house revitalised by a group of un-ivited yet extremely welcome dirty dancin cheerleaders…. my wife loved that story as soon as i woke

    • sideshowbob February 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

      uninvited*

  • sideshowbob February 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

    ‘you’re gonna be refittin yer downpipe’

  • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 22, 2017 at 2:58 am

    In the Wronglish CL UFP (Unidentified Flying Pochject) hurls himself into the lead

    • czyrko February 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

      By NOT making a prediction!!

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        That too
        BUt look I’m sure that was his strategy that hadn’t hit the banks of Kamatchka

  • Dublin Yid February 22, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Well a word of advice…never criticise your good lady’s ironing techniques..I’ve been ironing me own shirts 15 years now…give or take !

  • Hartley™ February 22, 2017 at 1:33 am

    It’s not gone unnoticed in our house that we don’t press as much as we used to.
    I’m talking about the lazy fuckers who play for the Spurs not my good lady’s ironing.

    • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 1:34 am

      then this is clearly a Sissoko blog

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:39 am

        *Sissogo

      • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:39 am

        He was like this for three years at Newcastle. In a sense, the criticism ought to be levelled at whoever made the fateful call. Sissoko is performing like he did last season, and we bought him. Mea Culpa.

        • Dublin Yid February 22, 2017 at 1:41 am

          Might have been presumed that he picketed himself out…turns out he is just pure shit !!

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 22, 2017 at 2:25 am

      You’ve fucked up my joke Harts

  • Dublin Yid February 22, 2017 at 1:32 am

    as mentioned on a previous…he needs to restructure the training. No point running out feeling like you’ve already played a match…

  • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 1:10 am

    So the double training sessions are dropped and suddenly the first team can handle two matches a week…

    Crazy

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Clearly Poch has been listening to the wise words of Lawro. He didn’t train at Liverpool when they had two matches per week, so he says.

      • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:22 am

        Walks says he listens to the players which is nice. Maybe the players are now at peak condition or close and know the system well enough to conserve energies at the right times etc. Lowering the intensity of the sessions was the plan all along.

  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Once known as Sissoko, now Sissoso, soon to be Sissogo, I hope.

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Yeah, I won’t be crying if he leaves. He was never needed.

      • AccringtonSpurs February 22, 2017 at 1:13 am

        With lamela out we would have had onomagod filling in. Not sure which is worse

        • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:18 am

          Onomah is one of ours. By which I mean didn’t cost a transfer fee or high wages. By that criteria he is better than Sissoko.

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:21 am

            Damning praise indeed, but not inaccurate.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:13 am

        That’s a polite way of putting it, I commend you on your restraint G.

        • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:14 am

          I’d drive the fecker to AC Milan.

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:15 am

            That’s it G, better out than in..

            • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:16 am

              Which reminds me, how were the spicy prawns?

              • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:19 am

                Ahh Très bon, if I was 20yrs younger I’d have polished off the lot.

                • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:22 am

                  Excellent. I’m not much into spicy foods myself, but I salute those with the endurance to murder their taste buds.

                  As a teenager, I was tricked into eating a vindaloo as my first ever Indian meal.

                  • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:28 am

                    There’s a big difference between eating a vindaloo (with fake spice), or a stir fry with 100% natural ingredients.
                    With natural ingredients, you can still taste the food, and the heat isn’t overwhelming, whereas cheap curries can be.

                    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:31 am

                      This was up in Kensington and not cheap. Unfortunately I was also not informed that drinking water just made things worse.

                    • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:33 am

                      Too many natural chillies kill the flavour too. Biggest killer in India too I’ve heard.

                    • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:35 am

                      Cheap or not, I bet they used a spice powder, which is vastly different from real ingredients.

                    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:36 am

                      The strength of chilli varieties is enormous. A whole spectrum.

  • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Thicko, I ain’t no thicko, I’m just heavy brother!

    • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

      No news about Trump today over here in the UK. Is he having his Duracell’s changed?

      • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 1:19 am

        one thing for sure regardless of what you think of the guy. He is not afraid to work.

        • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:24 am

          I don’t follow the herd. I’ll give the guy his chance to show what he can do, rather than knee jerk opposition. The joke is these ‘liberals’ believe in free speech, apart from people they disagree with.

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 22, 2017 at 1:32 am

            “The joke is these ‘liberals’ believe in free speech, apart from people they disagree with.” just a slight tad of a generalisation there G, oh well.

            • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:34 am

              Sorry, but just read the Guardian as an example. Almost wall to wall condemnation since the election.

          • Horndog 😎 February 22, 2017 at 1:32 am

            Glos, they call themselves tolerant and they are the least intolerant of all. It is their idea or there is no idea.

        • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:27 am

          Yep egomaniac

          • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:28 am

            Yes, how unlike Tony Blair and many others.

            • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

              For sures

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Regarding the story that AC Milan wanted Sissoko. Don’t hold your breathe. The reporter included this sentence which suggests he is a dork:

    ‘Sissoko was withdrawn after 71 minutes and was then left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad to face Fulham in the FA Cup.’

    So who was that substitute who came on for Kane?

    • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:05 am

      That was Sissoso of course Glossy 😉

      • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 1:07 am

        Nice to see the Independent getting straight forward facts wrong. Suggests they are even more likely to be wrong about rumours.

        • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:24 am

          Fax is so last centuries

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    When you’re playing two games per week, training must be highly targeted to correct some specific problem, rather than just bog standard conditioning.

    If Poch has recognised he needed to adapt, that’s heartening news.

    • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Poch is working well above his means so far. He has been flexible and has made big decisions when required and is dealing with Levy. I’d give him a trophy for this alone. He’s fine in my book. At the rate he’s doing well be champions and cup winners before we know it.

  • James147 February 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Hopefully this is the last of Poch teams fading away at the end of a season…

  • Antspurs February 22, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Seconds

  • Gloster1861 February 22, 2017 at 12:53 am

    First.