Date: 5th December 2017 at 11:14am
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Fat Sam, industrial chewing gum machine and Lord Of The All Day Breakfast has let slip that which we all knew anyway.

“I’d like to think we can keep Barkley, unless somebody’s already done a deal for him.

“I am not daft enough to know in this game that those words and phone calls might not have already gone on.If we could get Ross Barkley to stay then nobody would be more delighted than me. Whether that is a possibility I do not know.”

Has anyone else lost interest in Ross Barkley? Mind you, that’s a loaded question. I’m unconvinced the enthusiasm was there in spades in the first place.

Wouldn’t it by nice to buy someone with out ‘a story’, buy someone who’s box fresh and ready to rock? Is Barkley fit? He’s not match fit, that’s a given. Has his ‘whatever it was’ cleared up? Does anyone care and if so, why does that care require a dull explanation?

Is this the moment Chris Powell pulls a rabbit out of his Thinsulate® hat? No of course it isn’t and that’s my point.

Where is the drive and the ambition in the transfer business at Spurs?

The straightforward answer is that poverty will be pleaded again and instead of investing in the team, ENIC will be instead pump the borrowed cash into providing a notionally football themed shopping centre with a cash register positioned every 50 yards.

‘Thank you for you custom, please drop off some more cash again soon’.

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

  • SpurAndy 🍒π December 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Here’s a thought. For the mag 14 how’s about we all get a Tottenham onesie? Fleece lined, it’s gonna be cold Saturday? Come on, you know you want to.
    https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/mens-licensed-football-onesie-1

  • Harry Hotspur December 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
  • ronwol196061 December 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Horndog 🇺🇸
    We will resurrect it/them in a year Ronnie. And they are not fucking bastards, they are just bastards. 😝

    It will be bigger than when the Beatles landed in America

  • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Real Fan?
    I got my end away last night for the first time in a while – I am married after all – just saying.

    Was that the home end, or away end?

    • ronwol196061 December 6, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Probably a drawers

  • East Stand December 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Physioroom saying that both Toby and Victor expected back early in the new year, it’s not going to make the festive fixtures any easier though ids it.

    Dier really needs to step it up, we need him on top form.

  • Syd 😎 December 6, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I think the way we are playing at the moment is making it more difficult week by week to attract those players of high-quality

    • Real Fan? December 6, 2017 at 7:43 am

      We’ve had a 5-6 game drop in form after 2 fantastic seasons (yes, I know we haven’t WON ANYTHING). If a player makes a decision as to whether to join us based on that, then he is too thick for us to want to sign him in the first place.

      Wages, on the other hand….

      • Accy December 6, 2017 at 8:09 am

        Securing top 4 can affect who you sign. Doubt Aurier and Sanchez would have joined us without it.

        • Real Fan? December 6, 2017 at 8:16 am

          Absolutely

    • East Stand December 6, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Syd, the only think that ever really makes it difficult to attract big-quality players is ENIC’s wage structure. Any other excuse is a lie.

      • Accy December 6, 2017 at 8:59 am

        True dat.

        Though if a player has a choice between CL and no CL when deciding between two different clubs, then higher wages + CL wins…

      • gus December 6, 2017 at 9:38 am

        Makes it harder to keep players we develop as well….

  • caveman December 6, 2017 at 2:20 am

    McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm
    Just watched Poch on tv, big dark bags under his eyes, looks tired
    He soundeď brilliant. Didn’t bullshit and was very positive. I’m trusting him big time and we might, just maybe, win the champions league.

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 6, 2017 at 9:49 am

      I genuinely believe we have a half decent chance of doing so! Not many opponents will enjoy our style of play, & there won’t be much bus parking in the CL…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 12:35 am

    McG ⚽⚽
    Having navigated the group of death, we’ve pretty much come out with the best chance of a decent draw from the uk sides, interesting..
    So who can play who?
    Manchester United finished top of Group A and as it stands will face Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Shakhtar Donestk (16), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).
    Chelsea finished second in Group C and as it stands will face Paris Saint-Germain (6), Barcelona (3) or *Besiktas (28).
    Liverpool are currently top of Group E and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Shakhtar Donetsk (16), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).
    Manchester City are currently top of Group F and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).
    Tottenham are currently top of Group H and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Shakhtar Donetsk (16) or *Porto (12).

    Looks hood for the yids,donask

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Tommorows game

    Tottenham win 4/5
    Draw 4/7
    Apoel win 12-1
    Wembley loss 2/5

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

      lol

      • ronwol196061 December 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

        4/6 the field,sorry,stadium

  • Accy December 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Tottenham host Apoel at Wembley, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on December 6.

    The match will be televised for free on BT Sport Showcase (channel 115 on Freeview and BT TV, channel 548 on Virgin Media).

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Horndog 🇺🇸

    💋

    61SpursNut🌰
    You can say hello to me 😛

    I’m pwopa nawty looking forward to meeting up with me online Spurs’ chums – s’gonna be great!

    Envious I am.

    You’ll be missed, big lad.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 12:32 am

      You fucking bastard arsehole bastards cant you fucking postpone it for a year

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 6, 2017 at 1:02 am

        We will resurrect it/them in a year Ronnie. And they are not fucking bastards, they are just bastards. 😝

        • Real Fan? December 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

          I got my end away last night for the first time in a while – I am married after all – just saying.

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Ben Stokes?

    Vinegar Stokes.

  • Frontwheel2 December 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Porridge bread

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Having navigated the group of death, we’ve pretty much come out with the best chance of a decent draw from the uk sides, interesting..

    So who can play who?

    Manchester United finished top of Group A and as it stands will face Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Shakhtar Donestk (16), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).

    Chelsea finished second in Group C and as it stands will face Paris Saint-Germain (6), Barcelona (3) or *Besiktas (28).

    Liverpool are currently top of Group E and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Shakhtar Donetsk (16), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).

    Manchester City are currently top of Group F and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Porto (12) or *Real Madrid (1).

    Tottenham are currently top of Group H and as it stands will face Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), *Juventus (5), *Sevilla (7), *Shakhtar Donetsk (16) or *Porto (12).

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Good work Stato!

    • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Good grief.

    • Rich G🙄 December 6, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Juve would pump us ,but fair chance against the others

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Just watched Poch on tv, big dark bags under his eyes, looks tired!

    • East Stand December 6, 2017 at 8:45 am

      We’d all look like that trying to manage the needs of Danny Rose…

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    So, psg , barca or besiktas for chavs, nice.

  • AntSpurs December 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Evening bravehearts, so for CL knockouts, are we guaranteed to draw a 2nd place team ? I understand we won’t get an English team. So we could draw Porto, Basle, Bay/PSG, Sevilla, Shakthar, Juve. I don’t suppose we can draw Real next time round or can we ?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Correct.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        But drop PSG 😛

      • AntSpurs December 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        Oh good nothing to fear here 🤘

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      nope, not until the quaters

      • AntSpurs December 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        Lucky Bastards. I bet these guys are shitting themselves.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Some of These European matches have been baffling. Celtic scored 3 in Anderlecht and lose 0-1 at home. The Porto, Leipzig, Monaco, Basiktas group has been dodge city too. Let’s see what Thursday throws up. Been oddity’s all round.

  • East Stand December 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Spot on

    Zero ambition in the transfer policy. More dull water treading by ENIC while they pour more concrete…

    • Rich G🙄 December 6, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Copy paste

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Feck you Chavs

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Fleetwood Town 2-0 Chesterfield

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Chelsea 1-1 Ath Mad

    • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      OG Savic

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Bayern 3-1 Tolisso 69

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Love it!

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    As it stands, chavs can only draw psg, barca or besiktas!

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Hmmm… Besiktas it is then.

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Man Utd 2-1

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Man Utd 1-1 Ath Mad
    Beneficial 0-2 Basel

    • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Ronwol must work for Apple predictive text.

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Chelsea 0-1 Ath Mad

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Bayern 2-1 PSG

    • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Bappy

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    You wouldn’t want to meet Ribery on a dark night, probably married to a gorgeous babe !

    • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Looks like he had an argument with his barber and lost.

      • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

        More like a flymo!

  • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Do we want to face Bayern or PSG in the ko round?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      No

      • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        Tough.

      • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        Bayern, they’re an aging side these days

        • Lord Croker December 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          At least they have one.

      • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        I meant, if we drew someone from that group, I’d prefer Bayern – I think!

        • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

          Not if you’d watched the first half tonight.

          • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

            I saw it and they’re not what they were.

            • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

              Still well capable of brushing us aside, giving PSG a lesson tonight.

  • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Mad Carew
    Fleetwood Town 1-0 Chesterfield 17 mins

    Which CL group are Fleetwood in?

    • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      In my Quad tonight, just need a goal from Chelsea.

      • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        Dissention in the ranks could lead to a stand before a firing squad…..

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Goal at Old Tr

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Bayern 2-0 PSG Tolisso 38 mins, just 2 more !

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      It seems madness to me that PSG’s was +23 , Bayerns was +5, yet two more goals & Bayern top their group?! You can bet your bottom dollar we get drawn PSG if Bayern pull this off!!!

      • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        Crazy way to decide it by Head to Heads but PSG knew the score at KO.

        • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

          Not at all, head to head is much the better way to decide a group, it is only 6 games not a league season

          • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

            It defeats the object of scoring, of entertaining the fans, still if you’re happy with 1-0 shorelines.

            • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

              We don’t want teams coasting.

              • danspurs December 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm

                Much rather see them attack in waves

            • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm

              If you can’t get the better of a team in 2 games home and away why should you finish above them because you beat a weakened side in say the last game at home who are already out and have a big game at the weekend and so rest players for that? Makes zero sense to me.

              • AntSpurs December 5, 2017 at 9:49 pm

                The head to head makes much more sense. Of course if Bayern had only three points to play for then I doubt this game would be such a cracker. They may have thrown it (ahem).

  • Sid Trotter December 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    CSKA had a shot!

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      They scored now!

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Hamez Rodriguez needs to stop crying to the ref.

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Fleetwood Town 1-0 Chesterfield 17 mins

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Juve one up

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Game on tonight for PSG, Bayern look,up for this even though both have qualified. Bayern need to win by 4 clear goals to top the group, There’s the first 9 mins Lew and offski

  • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Be rica 0-1 Basel 6 mins

    • Mad Carew December 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      My iPad keyboard may be cor ruptured with Ringlush

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Winning tomorrow guarantees Dortmund ropey league, which will make the goons life that little bit more difficult. How nice would it be if Dortmund then knocked em out?!

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      would love that

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This is positive, recon we’re looking at a month for Wanyama’s return reading this:

    http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/victor-wanyama-latest-051217/

    Shame he’s likely to miss the City game, but will hopefully mean the end of Sissy starting any games of note, and should push Dier to the bench too…

    • Harry Hotspur December 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Have you considered applying for the role of THFC’s Propaganda Minister?

      • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        Ok, I say Wanyama’s available by 5th Jan.

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

          I hope you’re right. We need the big guy back with Toby PDQ.

  • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    Stoke haven’t been the same since Rory Delap left.😖

    Wasn’t Delap the player who first injured Lesley’s knee and started the persistent troubles? He’ll always be another Charlie Adam to me.

    • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      *Ledley for Pete’s sake.

    • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Yep, I was right. Delap whacked King on the knee playing for Derby on Ledley’s debut.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

        I didn’t know that s where it stemmed from. Stoke. Typical.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 7:02 pm

          Derby? Still Stokes fault.

          • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm

            Ben Stokes?

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

              Bobby stokes… All of em!

  • Harry Hotspur December 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Spent a most pleasant afternoon in the juicer with Ralph the retired bookmaker discussing Royal Ascot, Claridges and the American Bar at the Savoy which neither of us could afford to have a slurp in…

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Any tips?

      • Harry Hotspur December 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

        ‘Don’t give ’em a shilling!’ is the standard farewell.

      • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        Don’t waste money on gambling and expensive bars. I’m not doing too well.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    gloster1861
    I salute the chaps meeting up to watch what could be another embarrassing display.
    True supporters.

    If 14 of us can’t make it an embarrassing display, what hope is there?

    • Caspurs♿️ December 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I can manage that all by myself, I’m just talented I spose…

  • caveman December 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Clattenburg was some ass hole. He should have sent off three Chelsea players. What’s the prima-donna fucker talking through his ass about. Spurs lost the league that night and Clattenburg was the only reason!

    • caveman December 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    • caveman December 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Spurs were 2-0 up and the Chelsea players started getting the spurs lads. Clattenburg let them away with it and then the Spurs lost their heads a bit. Clattenburg was a disgrace that night. He will always be an egotistical bollocks in my eyes.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        He does what he’s told. That’s why he reffed 2or3 major finals in 1 year. 2014? Summin like that……

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm

          He was bought and paid for.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm

            Rooooxanne!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    caveman
    What a shot in the arm. Thanks guys, I’definitely make the trim before the season’s end.

    Smashing!

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Cavey, when you do you won’t regret it, some of the best people ever.

      • caveman December 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        I know that Horny, but I’ll make sure not to miss your and Ronnie’s next trip.

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm

          That would be perfect.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm

            Smashing!

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Stoke haven’t been the same since Rory Delap left.😖

    • caveman December 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Knew is grandfather personally.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

        Good long throwing genes…..

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    💋

    61SpursNut🌰
    You can say hello to me 😛

    I’m pwopa nawty looking forward to meeting up with me online Spurs’ chums – s’gonna be great!

    Envious I am.

    • caveman December 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      How’s it going HD, Looking forward to the game tomorrow I assume.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Yes, anxious to see the kiddie corps in full regalia. Sorry about your health blip Cavey, hope you can get all of that behind you.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Kaziah Sterling? No relation I hope.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      This thing is playing up. That’s a reply to sexys mail article.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    💋

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    Its not black and white Glos.To get the crowds you need to win

    Not really. For most fans actually winning is a genuine bonus. Sid James park is always full for example. Football is so much more than winning.
    Ave it!

    Its happens though doesnt it What else is there in Newcastle.
    Elsewhere crowds diminish when the team sucks

    • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Certainly the West Brom fans gave up going to watch Pulis give another masterclass in gruelling boredom.

    • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Is it true? Knowing the Daily Fail.

      • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Well it is mainstream media so read and decide yourself……..

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

          I have. Not bad, but some odd phrases. There is NOTHING riding on the result tomorrow, and ‘passage through the group was made a little easier’ is a colossal understatement.

  • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I salute the chaps meeting up to watch what could be another embarrassing display.

    True supporters.

    • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Why don’t you join us?

      • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        It’ll be next season before I am ready to show myself.

        • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

          Hips, or drugs ban?

          • Caspurs♿️ December 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

            Accent..

          • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

            Thin enough to squeeze through the turnstiles.

        • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm

          Plastic surgery?

          • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

            Sex change.

            • Bruxie December 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

              Bring it on.
              See you Saturday…unless the venue has changed!

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    🎩
    👀
    👃
    💋

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    61SpursNut🌰
    You can say hello to me 😛

    I’m pwopa nawty looking forward to meeting up with me online Spurs’ chums – s’gonna be great!

    • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      When is it we’re meeting?

    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      It’s going to be cold chaps. We may need to cuddle.

      • caveman December 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Priceless.

        • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

          Seriously Captain, I know a few of our mob have spare tickets for Saturday. Make it happen.

          • Caspurs♿️ December 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

            Yes Cavey sore tit, as Nutty would say, make it so!

            • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm

              Engage!

          • caveman December 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

            Can’y for health reasons FoF, but definitely before the season’s end.

            • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

              👍

            • Caspurs♿️ December 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

              I hope it’s not too serious Cavey.

      • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        As if we need an excuse…

        • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

          SpoonsRus.

    • Bruxie December 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Will it be open this time?!

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    One of the little screws that holds the arm of my reading spectacles to the main body of the spectacles keeps coming loose.

    T’other day I sat down to tighten said screw. The screws are tiny (as you know) and I was having trouble seeing what I was doing.

    I spent 10 mins looking for my specs before my wife pointed out that they were in my hand!

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Just live in denial like me and don’t use them…..

      • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        Bruv. I can’t see anything close up without ’em. Nuffing.

        I used to have 20/20 vision. Now it’s more like $19.99/$19.99 (Canadian).

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

          I’m blind without my spectacles. I can make out colours and thats about it.e

          • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm

            You won’t have noticed the superfluous ‘e’ you posted then?

            • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

              I like to leave a little bait for fellow pedants.

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

          Isn’t that Ron’s price

      • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

        Never been to Egypt. Is it nice?

        • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm

          I sphinx it’s lovely.

          • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm

            Is it the Pyrayids?

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

              Mido.

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm

          Number one most dangerous city in the world for single females apparently

          • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm

            Cairo

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Old father time……….

      • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        Since the age of six been stuck with specs. One of those speccy kids with John Lennon style.

        • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

          Really?! Blimey. I never saw that coming.

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    ethan

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    Win three games and Pochs a genius
    Lose 3 games and Levy is a demon

    Win 3 games and Poch is a genius in spite of Levy being a demon.
    Lose 3 games and Levy is a demon.
    Either way Levy is a demon. No inconsistency there.

    Have we met?

  • Accy December 5, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The Argentinian also discounted reports suggesting Toby Alderweireld could need 14 weeks to overcome his hamstring injury. Alderweireld sustained the injury against Real Madrid on November 1.

    “He is going to take a scan next week and we are going to see what happens,” Pochettino said.

    “I think it is misinterpreted or something. What I am sure is it will not take 14 weeks more.”

    http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/spurs/15702923.Kane_heads_list_of_big_names_rested_by_Spurs/

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    Its not black and white Glos.To get the crowds you need to win

    Not really. For most fans actually winning is a genuine bonus. Sid James park is always full for example. Football is so much more than winning.

    Ave it!

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      There’s nought all else to do in newcastle but watch the footie…

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Fake news Ronwol hehe

  • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    caveman
    Do you know guys and gals, the worst time in life is retirement, because that’s when your of no use to no one.

    Cavey, get on a plane and come over for Saturday’s game. Have a few bevvies and a curry with your mates. It sounds like you could do with a bit of a jolly.

    Seriously, mate. There are 14 of us (maybe more) who would love to see you.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Absolutely Cavey, you know it makes sense.

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Yeah Cavey come on over.

      • DAVID December 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Come on Cavey.

    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Damn right captain. Come join us.

    • caveman December 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      What a shot in the arm. Thanks guys, I’definitely make the trim before the season’s end.

      • caveman December 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Trip even

        • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm

          Does anyone on here have your email address?

          • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

            Ron probably has.

            • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

              Cheers.

              • caveman December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

                He does an so does Harry and Your allowed to have it. So please forward it on to Spurts Ron or the beautiful HH.

                • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm

                  👍

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Freund or Foe
    You need something to be concerned about, Gazcrack. What financial model are you talking about?

    The Airfix one..

  • SpurAndy 🍒π December 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Fat Sam is clearly a second choice pick for Everton and is there to ensure continued PL survival. Hell be gone in a few years. Barclay has the choice of staying with him, marking time and playing boring football or coming to work for Poch (and play boring football 😉). Unless chelski make a determined bid I think we are in prime position.

  • Camus December 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Barkley isn’t the answer. He’s another no one who wouldn’t strengthen the XI and wouldn’t strengthen the bench.
    And we don’t buy in January.
    Next!

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Lol, so you’d prefer Sissy or Voodo on the bench? I don’t think you would as it goes Cam!! You going on Sat??

      • Camus December 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        No, bud. Are you?

        • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm

          Yes, I am.

        • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm

          Yeah, was hoping to say hello, another time then!

          • 61SpursNut🌰 December 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm

            You can say hello to me 😛

            • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 6:14 pm

              Looking fwd to it 🙂

  • Accy December 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Youngsters Kazaiah Sterling and Luke Amos are in the Spurs squad for Wednesday’s match.

    Anyone know which position Amos plays?

    • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Midfield. DM if memory serves.

      He looked quite useful the last couple of times I watched him.

      • Accy December 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        cheers

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      he plays DM

  • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Levy on Poch:
    “Unless we can find a player that would make a difference, he would rather give one of our academy players a chance so that’s regardless of the financing of the stadium”.
    So, apart from it not just being a Levy decision, he is stating that Poch would rather give an academy player a chance IF they can’t find a player that would make a difference. Not substituting it, only if they can’t find a player. And either way, he is saying that it is regardless of the stadium financing. Or do you read it differently?

    You fool. Can’t you see that the man is quite clearly lying through his teeth?

    You happy clappers are all the same.

    • 💋 December 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Haha. You have had the woolen yamulka pulled over your eyes, FoF.

  • ethan December 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    Win three games and Pochs a genius
    Lose 3 games and Levy is a demon

    Win 3 games and Poch is a genius in spite of Levy being a demon.
    Lose 3 games and Levy is a demon.

    Either way Levy is a demon. No inconsistency there.

  • caveman December 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Do you know guys and gals, the worst time in life is retirement, because that’s when your of no use to no one.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Fuck other people

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      I don’t know Cavey, my wife uses me all day long doing oddball shit.

    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      I was quite looking forward to being useless. It would clear my calendar up no end.

  • caveman December 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    ‘Lord Of The All Day Breakfast’ Made my day. It’s they you tell them HH. I roared laughing.

  • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Barkley will want a chance of winning a squad place for the World Cup.

    This means Spurs must be a better club for him than Cheatski, as he will get more playing time.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      And Dele and tin tin need a kicking from some competition.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        _which has been said…..oops

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Eriksen and Dele have been the problem.If they woukd have played the last 3 or 4 we would still be there.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Barkley is Chelsea or nuffin I expect. The question that I keep trying not to ask is, once this wonderful corporate arena is up and functioning, will the income from all the other events (especially if the NFL thing goes forward)be enough so it doesn’t really matter what Spurs achieve. As long as we don’t go down and the TV money is churning there’s lots of other means for Enic to profit from. How healthy is that for THFC?

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      The NFL is slightly wounded right now but I imagine they will recover so that revenue stream can probably still be counted on.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        HD how many NFL shirts selling in China and Malaysia?
        Money is bigger in footie these days

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          See my response below

      • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

        Damn right Dawg. And it’s not struggling over here, record attendances. It’s nothing but a good thing for Tottenham.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

          Spurs have to be the pimp and they NFL has to be the ho. If it brings revenue for the team then that’s as it should be. Its concerning that Levy has already spelled out the financial model. He doesn’t want to change it at all.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

            *the

          • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm

            You need something to be concerned about, Gazcrack. What financial model are you talking about?

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

              There will be no change in team investment and our youth system is the focus as a substitute for spending. Obviously I don’t want us splashing cash willy nilly. He seemed pretty clear on the intentions.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

                There shoulda been “that” at the start of errr….that.

              • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                I think it may be the way you read it mate. You won’t find “there will be no change in team investment” or “our youth system is a substitute for spending” anywhere in his quotes. I’ve no doubt you’ve interpreted it that way, that’s only natural considering your stance.

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm

                  I’m paraphrasing, but he’s said the new revenue won’t mean spending and the youth is a way of not having to spend. Or have I gone mad? If I’ve interpreted him wrong then I’ll look forward to the squad we build with the new revenue. For now we have to wait I suppose.

                  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm

                    Maybe I should smoke weed again…..?

                    • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm

                      Why the fuck would you stop in the first place

                    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm

                      That’s a long and uncomfortably dull story.

                    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

                      Levy on Poch:
                      “Unless we can find a player that would make a difference, he would rather give one of our academy players a chance so that’s regardless of the financing of the stadium”.
                      So, apart from it not just being a Levy decision, he is stating that Poch would rather give an academy player a chance IF they can’t find a player that would make a difference. Not substituting it, only if they can’t find a player. And either way, he is saying that it is regardless of the stadium financing. Or do you read it differently?

                    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

                      Yeah I saw that one. That was an answer to the accusation that the stadium is getting in the way of spending I think. He’s said other things about the youth team. The line about, if we don’t find a player that can benefit us or whatever is classic, he’s a talks like a politician…will there ever be a player they find? Was Llorente one? Its spin. Here’s a quote. ” everyone thinks that just because you have a bigger stadium you get more revenue and your going to have lots more money, obviously when spending this amount of money on a new stadium we have a lot of debt that we ‘re going to have to pay”…. Maybe I’ve put words in his mouth, it comes down to one thing, do you trust him? There’s too much double talk pre emptied excuses and ambiguity for me bud. I know what ya saying, im on at him a lot, its probably not worth the bother☺

                    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm

                      So you use words that you atribute to Levy to prove your point, then when that fails to materialise you call it politician talk, then you use another quote (which points out the blatantly obvious, there will be debt to pay) to prove another point. That’s a tad selective.

                    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

                      Not sure what’s failed to materialise. There are other things he’s said where the youth team has been expressed as a way to not spend. That quote you gave me is all about the line bout finding a player. I personally think that just an excuse. I xan name 10 players tgat couldve made a difference.Its not the obviousness of the quote I was alluding too, (the other quote) it was the way it was used. I didn’t mention that so maybe I’ve mislead, but the context he said that in wasn’t in a response to a particular question it seemed a clear, prepare yourself, this don’t mean we gonna be spending in the new place. I not trying to prove a point. We all have our own interpretations of what enic may or may not be doing. I’m hungry.x

                    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

                      I do conceed ‘substitute’ for spending was the wrong word .

            • caveman December 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm

              Imagine the cost of the removable pitch. It’s probably added £100-£150m to the cost but DL thinks it’s sustainable and he’s no mug!

              • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                In the long term it will be a money spinner, how many concerts do they have at the Emptycrates?
                If that home end produces the atmosphere we think it might then the kudos it brings could attrack some pretty big events during the summer months, this will all be revenues that our competitors cannot match without trashing their pitch.
                $$$$$$

              • caveman December 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                It has to be the other venues, boxing, concerts etc. He’s just thinking on sell on value. He’s such a cute little thinker (and he’s as tight as a fishes arse) so why the extra spend on the removable. He’s done his sums.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm

                Yeah I guess he’ll have it covered…..we’ll av to see what kind of team we’re left with. Is Robbie Keane still fit? Tee hee

                • caveman December 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm

                  Nobody, nobody, nobody has cracled it (why Levy id spending the extra £150m, it’s just not like him. But he’s doing it. I would have expected idft or some other estate management people to have cracked it, but Levy has got us all spellbound!

    • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      If all ENIC are concerned about is profit, then finishing top four will be the only target.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        They’ve even gambled on that this year, before the thing is up and running. It doesnt fill one with hope.

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          We’re going to have a fight to make top four now. Without Tones and Victor (and Sanchez for 3 games), it isn’t going to happen. The spine is damaged.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

            If Poch pulls this rabbit out he’s the greatest manager in our history! Apart from old Bill.

            • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

              I think it will be a rabbit/hat senario if we compete for the top 4 let alone qualify, Wembley is not home, the crowd know it, the players know it, the fans feel it which is then transmitted to the players. Everyone in the stadium knew the game was up as soon as WBA scored that 4th min goal last week, and sadly so did the team.
              We’re doomed i tell ya!

        • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          The Elephant in the room is………………………..Wembley

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm

            West London elephant.

            • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

              Better than Spams

              • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

                Only cos it’s one year!

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        Its not black and white Glos.To get the crowds you need to win

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

          Exactly. Its a strange goings on. They want the stadium full but they buy Llorente. Anyone can see that’s not the kind of business that keep us in the ‘full stadium’ category. Europa is a no no now.

        • gloster1861 December 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

          Yes indeed. But since TV money counts for FAR more dosh and overseas exposure, the crowds are of secondary importance to the spreadsheet.

          At the new place Daniel will have canned crowd noises if required.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

            The crowds are the TV crowds too.
            The footie lately was painful even for us to watch

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

            We were fucking good for the Comedy Channel!

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm

              A deal with comedy central? Fax Daniel…..😊

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Thats a lot of hyperbole…we get 2 NFL games a season…there is more money in footie these days

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        I don’t think its just about 2 games. Too much work and investment for that. We’ve already been earmarked as THE destination for an NFL team in Britain. Levy said it himself.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          So? There are 16 games even if thats true…and how much time would it take to develop?

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

            Its a mystery to us fans. Who knows what’s been discussed in private. Maybe nothing but the subject itself has been brought up by Levy.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        Absolutely but DL may still be on the if, come, maybe that an NFL franchise will be awarded to London and the new Lane will be the home.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

          Footie has to be the anchor and NFL the bonus

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

            I agree

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

          Or Daniel could take a knee during the anthem and……

  • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I see the Daily Mail are selling Danny Rose to Manure in Jan.

    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      That works, unless they expect a fee.

  • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    McG ⚽⚽
    We’ve built on last season to good effect, finally have Lamela back & are suffering with no Tobes or Wanyama. That’s all it is, we haven’t suddenly turned shite over night. In a months time all will be forgotten & we’ll be creeping back up the league. What we do need, is some big results against the top six sides.

    The Saviour of all mankind?

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Lol, no, but genuine competition for Dele & Eriksen, plus he works damn hard when we ain’t got the ball. That’ll be worth it’s weight in gold currently.

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I’ll be amazed if Daniel don’t go all out for Barkley in Jan, for more reasons than one!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Win three games and Pochs a genius
    Lose 3 games and Levy is a demon

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Ron, you’re so fickle.

      • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        you coming sat McG?

        • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

          Yeah, looking fwd to it 🙂

          • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm

            Good lad 🙂

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Until he buys someone decent and for decent money, Levy will be ‘the problem’.

      (Yes yes we’re building a stadium, I know I know)

      • Spurs est_1882 December 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        Sanchez? Toby, Jan, Erickson, Trippier..? Levy is buying players, he is just paying £200m for players worth £50m.

        • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

          They’re all shit. Didn’t you get the memo?

          • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm

            It was a long memo. Maybe he missed that bit.

        • Accy December 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

          You’ve just named 4 defenders. Where are the attacking talents?

          • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

            Have goalposts, will move.

            • Accy December 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

              originally wrote

              “Until he buys someone decent up front and for decent money,”

              and then deleted “up front” because I knew someone like Ron would have alerted me to the fact we need a decent CM…

      • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        Goons spent fook all after their stadium move, & I don’t recall em spending a great deal during the build either. Gotta be realistic, shite as it is.

  • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Given our current predicament I’d be very surprised indeed if we don’t go in for Barkley next month.

    Hopefully we can get the deal done early leaving us the rest of the month to concentrate on securing Berahino from Stoke.

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Lol, keeping the dream alive I see!

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Get the deal done early? Daniel Levy?? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        Jan 31st 11.50 ish if at all!

    • BERNARD December 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      securing Berahino from Stoke. WHY ?

  • Legoverlass December 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Watching the Liverpool highlights and the Man Utd Arsenal highlights was worse than watching us struggle against a mediocre Watford. The pace skill and general desire of all those teams is light years ahead of where we are now and that shows just how little we have done to build on the past two seasons as all those teams faltered. That was our chance to break through. That was our opportunity to nick the title and attract the quality of players we needed to push on towards the new stadium. Instead we have trod water, failed yet again to invest in the football business and are now in the very real danger of imploding and seeing this squad break up during a World Cup summer when our players will be showcased around the world. Will they really want to come back to a small minded club like ours that pay a fraction of the wages available and may not even be in Europe next season.

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      We’ve built on last season to good effect, finally have Lamela back & are suffering with no Tobes or Wanyama. That’s all it is, we haven’t suddenly turned shite over night. In a months time all will be forgotten & we’ll be creeping back up the league. What we do need, is some big results against the top six sides.

    • Spursmyarse December 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Yes, because they are not into having a shed full of money, and Poch has a plan. Or something. And Dan is the top Director in the World.

    • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Good to see the confidence completely gone after 15 PL games and ignoring the qualification in the CL.
      These underpaid players are the ones losing games yet somehow it’s because the £5m a year they get isn’t enough? If they were paid more they’d try harder?

      • Spursmyarse December 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        All players are overpaid, it’s not their fault. Spurs have 4 or 5 players who look as though they want out, in order to get parity with players at other Clubs. It’s no use being a Brain Surgeon if you are not getting paid for it.

        • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm

          Who wants out?

    • Legoverlass December 5, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      We have regressed this season. We lack intensity we do not press as we did and we are slow in moving the ball forward. Last two seasons we chased teams down we had to wingbacks with pace creating width and we had Ali,Eriksen,Dier and Toby committed to the cause. I do not sense that now. I cannot see this season can be called progress.

  • Spurs est_1882 December 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I didn’t want Barkley in the summer, for years he has flattered to deceive and has not become the player the press thinks he is. However, now, he looks world class after watching weeks of a half fit Dembele and sissoko in our midfield! Any business in January will be good business!

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    It’s quite funny that Poch’s subs have yielded one goal & one assist this season. Brings on Lamela once & he gets our sole assist, quality.

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I don’t think it’s necessarily down to Poch’s subs – it’s more Spurs’ bench options. Sissoko is often one of the first substitutes around the 70 minute mark – so that tells you a lot. And then Llorente is the other game-changer around the 80th minute.

  • ronwol196061 December 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Without spending a fortune Barkley can help us if we can buy him in January.
    There will be a few outs in the summer and a few ins and I expect Levy will buy one name player in the summer that will be fitting for the stadium and one that works well into the team. January is good only to fill in.

    • Spurs est_1882 December 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I don’t think he will go in January for less than £20m. Bear in mind any PL club that signs him in the summer will need to pay compensation of close to the £20m mark.

      • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm

        Not sure this is true. What makes you think Everton will be entitled to compensation? He’s 24.

        My understanding is that he’ll be able to leave for free over the summer.

      • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        No compensation will be due as Barkley is 24 and combo only comes into effect for players under 24

  • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Barkley has been pretty injury free in his career so far so I don’t find this season’s injury as too much of an issue. Not sure where he is in terms of recovery but he wouldn’t be able to join us for a month anyway – clearly if we really had intended to sign him in the summer we dodged a bullet paying more for a transfer and 3 months wages to a bloke who wouldn’t kick a ball. It appears that he’ll be fit once the transfer window has opened.
    Once recovered I think he’d fit in well and is about as PL ready as you’re going to find in the January sales – almost 200 games at 24 isn’t too bad with decent PL experience. Personally think that having 4/5 managers in his time at Everton hasn’t helped his development at all. Under posh he could really thrive.

    What I don’t get is what Big Sam would want to keep him for given the options he already has at number 10?

    • UnkleTaff December 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      What I don’t get is why Ross Barkley want to leave Everton now that he has the cultured Allardyce to learn from.

      • Panama Paul December 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        What’s not to learn from the Master Masticator? Is Sam touting for a bung in January?

      • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        Big Sam gets a bad rap but actually he’s fairly forward thinking in loads of the stuff he’s implemented as a manager like prozone – remember hearing that he turned up with a PowerPoint presentation for an England interview but nobody at the FA could work the projector.

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I’d love to see us sign Barkley. I could see him eventually replacing Dembele too, & for the money, what’s not to like? As for Fireman Sam, he probably appreciates Barkley is still better than any of the others at his disposal. If offered Siggy or Barkley, I’d take Barkley every time.

  • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Barkley is slightly divisive player – is he as good as De Bruyne? No. Is he as poor as bad as all that? No. He’s not bad. Is he another Sissoko purchase? No – we knew Sissoko was shit before we spunked £30m on him.

    • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      De Bruyne first turned up in the PL 5 years ago and barely played and was shunted out on loan to Germany – he then returned to England and has been inferior to the younger Eriksen for the past two seasons, only this season has KdB really fulfilled the promise. If you look at stats for goals, assists and key passes KdB isn’t that much better than Barkley over the past two seasons and considering the quality KdB is playing with he should be streets ahead shouldn’t he?

      • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        You could be right – I’m not so concerned with the stats. When I watch KDB, he fights every single game. His all-round ability and play is far superior to Eriksen – who in light of his assists record is a one-trick pony. This year I’d be surprised if KDB is not put up for POTY.

        • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

          Eriksen was the best player for Spurs last season and we finished 2nd with what on paper looked like a weaker squad than City’s (especially in terms of attacking options).
          I was comparing KdB to Barkley!
          Eriksen has had a poor last few weeks, granted but if you look over the past 2 seasons he’s been much more consistent than KdB.

          • Accy December 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

            and yet he’ll never win the POTY…

            Last season I think it took Eriksen 4-5 months to get going. That’s what’s so frustrating.

  • Caspurs♿️ December 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Can Barkley card sign a pre contract agreement with another club in January?

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Only for a club overseas

      • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        oh right

    • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Yep.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Can Barkley come to Spurs in January, get Poch fit, integrate into the squad, find his way into the Poch system (?), make the bench, make a start, be a sub, and have any impact on the team this season? All unknowns.

  • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Sexy Beast
    If Barkley does end up at Spurs then to me it shows that Pooch is in it for the long term, that him and Daniel are going to target young players with contracts that are near their end and can be gotten cheaply.
    Those players that are good to go that you talk of H are also gonna be of interest to our competitors who will pay more for and higher wages.

    By the time we’ve finished ‘waiting’ for all these players to come to us on free, our genuinely decent players will be moving on. Way to build a football team, Daniel.

    • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      You could be right Accy, but we sure are giong to owe the banks one hell of a lotta dosh and that will have to be a consideration going forward for quite a few years.

      • Accy December 5, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        We’re not using any of our own cash, tho, are we? Thought it was all being financed with sponsorship and cheese?

        • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

          That’s crackers

          • ronwol196061 December 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

            Its not that we are getting players on a free its getting players on a brie

            • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:53 pm

              That’s so cheesey Ron

  • Sexy Beast December 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    If Barkley does end up at Spurs then to me it shows that Pooch is in it for the long term, that him and Daniel are going to target young players with contracts that are near their end and can be gotten cheaply.
    Those players that are good to go that you talk of H are also gonna be of interest to our competitors who will pay more for and higher wages.

  • Ronan December 5, 2017 at 11:58 am

    He didnt seem to have a huge impact in the few big games I’d watched him in for Everton. But Accy posted a video in the summer of all his touches against us at the Lane last season and it changed my mind. Genuinely two-footed, with courage, good vision and ability to find the lump Lukaku.

  • Hartley December 5, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Barkley’s wank.

  • Superspoz 🏆 December 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

    He can play the Alli role the Dembele role and the Erikssen role. On his day he’s brilliant, on an off day, he’s proper pony. A perfect fit!

  • OrganicPaper December 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I wasn’t convinced we needed Barkley in the summer however he is a young English player who plays exactly in the position that Dele does. Part of me would like to see him come in and put a rocket up Del Boy, give him some true competition for his place and then perhaps we can get more of a tune out of him.

    If he only has 6 months on his contract I wonder if we wont just hold out for the summer and pinch him on a free.

  • Bruxie December 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

    If we get him on the cheap – it’s good business. He’s nearly out of contract.
    If he doesn’t fit someone will pay double what we are likely to pay.

    No brainer

    • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Yep, spot on.

    • Freund or Foe December 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Cheap is fine, but only if we don’t sell anyone else and create a negative net spend. That’s what’s important.

      • mattspurs December 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        You wouldn’t sell Sissoko?

        • McG ⚽⚽ December 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm

          I think he would as it goes!

  • Sid Trotter December 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Barkley is not what we want or need. Though that may be a reason to put in a bid. We need a striker, a creative midfielder (one not prone to injury) and a Toby II.

    Isn’t the 50 yard spacing of the cash registers a little too far. I’d have thought 50 cms

    • OrganicPaper December 5, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Its all contactless now, they will just spirit the cash away from your wallet