Date: 28th August 2017 at 5:28pm
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This from uber Burnley fan and regular contributor to Clarets Mad, Dave Thornley.聽

Spurs are clearly still in the process of adapting to their temporary home; the atmosphere of the stadium and the sheer scale of the place are disorientating and take time to adjust to.

Plus, for visiting teams, like Burnley yesterday, the chance to play a league fixture at Wembley represents an uplifting treat from which inspiration can be drawn.

Media talk that Spurs are suffering from some kind of hoodoo is facile rubbish and demeans those who spout such arrant nonsense.

Burnley鈥檚 resolve and organisation was monumental in the face of what was at times wave after wave of intricate passing movements from the home team, each one delivered with a swiftness and surety that was at times as scintillating as it was nerve-racking.

Yes, the Clarets rode their luck at times; but to rely on luck is to surrender logic to fate, and Burnley are not going to do that.

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

  • VP August 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Oh pelease…..
    Our performances have been good……. the results average…..why?
    Harry Kane is not for sale…..that’s why……..get it ? get it?

  • RumpleSPURTSkin 馃拫 August 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I didn’t say “I told you so” but with hindsight I probably should have.

  • Willie! August 28, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    When Harry started winding us up about Cavani, I watched a highlight reel of all his 49 or 50 goals last season. Aurier was involved in quite a few of those. The boy knows how to put a cross in.

  • Jim,Newry Spur. August 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Trippier is getting a lot of flak, someone in a post yesterday said he was carrying an injury, no evidence supplied, but might be a possibility, if true the anger should be aimed elsewhere at the people who created this situation.

    • Willie! August 28, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Was it his neck what was injured? Because he got caught ball watching as the man he should have tracked ran into acres of space behind him.

    • daytripper August 28, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      I think we have to mute our expectations for Trippier. I think he has loads of potential but watching him play the last few matches, I believe he is where Walker was about three seasons ago. Burnley had no fear of him off the dribble so they marked him closely and took him out of the attack. At the other end, in Poch’s system, the fullbacks are responsible for taking the lead in setting the offsides trap on the high line (when the ball is on his half of the pitch). It appears to me that Trippier is so focused on this role and his positioning that he is struggling to figure out when to drop off and pick up runners or when to be aggressive and step up to attack incoming passes.

      He lost Alonso and Morata on similar plays last week. Also, the pass that led to Wood’s goal would never have happened if Walker was here, he would have come off the line to head the ball away before it dropped to Barnes. The one thing that did impress me with Trippier in this match is that he is better in the air than I thought. They had a terrific corner kick that was about to be headed towards the goal by an unmarked Burnley defender, but he flew across the box, outjumped him and cleared it.

    • Steve August 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      He’s a decent reserve and that’s it. This blogger thinks he’s better than Walker! But we all know his understanding of football is limited at best

      • Real Fan? August 28, 2017 at 10:21 pm

        Wait, are you talking about yourself in the 3rd person? I’m confused.

  • richspurs August 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    This Wemberlee hoodoo thingy. Does it apply to Saturday afternoons as well.?? Just asking.

    • Jim,Newry Spur. August 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      All day every day, 365 days a year, including leap years.

  • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Whoever we sign, please make sure he is fast. We need speedy players.

  • Molespurs August 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Walker never heard of him figment of someone’s imagination

  • jfdit August 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    How about Thomas Muller @ Bayern? he can play & is angling for a move

    • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Not our type of player, he has experience, won trophies, winning mentality, German international.
      Would be a great signing for a top club.

      • jfdit August 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

        exactly the attributes we should be looking for in a senior player, him & Kane would be pretty awesome pairing, someones going to buy him

    • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Muller’s contracted to 2021 apparently. So, as attractive a thought as it may be, if he does move it’ll be for stupid money and therefore not to us.

      • Horndog August 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        I would also assume he has massive wages.

      • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        A top player

    • MiT August 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Good lawd, the wages though ?

      That fella is on 308k euro per week.

      • jfdit August 28, 2017 at 6:48 pm

        high wages normally = low or no fee as with ibra

        sometime soon Levy is going to have to bring a superstar to make the jump from nearly men to actual big club, 61,000 seats to fill every week after august next year

        • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm

          Contracted ’til 2021 = huge fee.

          • jfdit August 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm

            not wanted by the manager anymore with all the big clubs already sorted in that dept

            why not try to get him on loan? world cup year & he won’t want to be on the bench

        • MiT August 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm

          The board definitely has some major adjustment coming if they wish to hold this all together.

  • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve always felt that, of the two, Walker was a better player than Trippier, but I was happy to see Walker leave for three reasons:

    1. 拢45m is a shitload of money for a speed-merchant at (arguably) the wrong end of his career.

    2. Trippier showed during the run-in last season that he deserved a shot at the role.

    3. It meant that (hopefully) Walker-Peters would be given a chance or two this year.

    • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Taff, money should not come into it when you want to win trophies. Just cause we got 拢50 mill, all we did was weaken our squad and improve city’s

      • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

        If the player wants to go (as Walker did) there’s not much you can do other than take the money and run.

        • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm

          Let’s hope Aurier is signed very soon, and is better that tripps and walker

      • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm

        It was a good deal for all parties, he wanted to go, so it’s time to move on. As long as he’s replaced with an equal, or superior player (which appears to be the case) all good.

        • Ronan August 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm

          Think about the message it sent out to the other players, virtually none of whom have any loyalty to spurs.

    • caveman August 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Taff, Aurier and Sanchez can play RB and Trippier is in danger of going down the pecking order. Also KWP. Rotation

      • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        This is all after the event. I was merely stating why, prior to Walker’s sale, I was happy to see him go.

      • Jim,Newry Spur. August 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm

        Poch doesn鈥檛 do rotation, it’s the first eleven, and nothing else.

      • RumpleSPURTSkin 馃拫 August 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

        Taff can’t play at RB, he has trouble staying on his feet.

    • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Hooray, a back-up!

      • caveman August 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        Yeah, but a very good player.

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

          But still only a back up.

        • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm

          Great little buy from what I’ve seen of him.

          • caveman August 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

            100%

            • richspurs August 28, 2017 at 6:22 pm

              Thatbthe horse that running the Grand National twice pef week. Eh

          • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

            Can’t wait to see him in the League Cup. Exciting.

            • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm

              We need players like him for that exact reason, then allows us to go full strength in the prem & CL. Really ain’t rocket.

              • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

                No. He’s just replacing CCV though. For now at least.

                • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

                  & CCV wouldn’t have got any league cup time? Course he would, he might even have had some already!

                  • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm

                    Of course he would. Where did you read me saying he wouldn’t play League Cup football? All he was good for, and not that good at that. Akinfenwa bullied fuck out of him against Wycombe last season. He’s out on loan, last chance saloon for him I’m afraid. The next Ledley King? Not looking likely is it? Just as it was with Caulker.

                    • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm

                      I’m not afraid. Same as I’m not disappointed we signed a top prospect CB to blood slowly and introduce to the first team, if he proves himself capable of living up to the hype. Was never sold on CCV anyways.

  • UnkleTaff August 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    “…wave after wave of intricate passing movements from the home team, each one delivered with a swiftness and surety that was at times as scintillating as it was nerve-racking.”

    Was he watching the Liverpool game?

    • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Sounds like it!

      • richspurs August 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Cynical twat. Condescending too.

        • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:22 pm

          Fuck off cunt. How do you like those apples, pussy?

          • MiT August 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

            Bad day at the orifice !

          • Freund or Foe August 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm

            • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm

              馃槀

            • RumpleSPURTSkin 馃拫 August 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

              I have actually seen a ‘dilla. It was in a Florida car park, late at night. So there.

  • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Not saying trippier is not a good player but I think walker is better. Why hasn’t any of the top teams come after tripps? They came after walker cause of his pace and threat to opposing teams. Poch should have tried to stop the Burnley attacks they got past us on quite a few occasions, nothing wrong with” parking the bus ” sometimes to take the sting out of the game.
    Dortmund in the cl will have a great time ripping us apart.

  • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    All these hindsighters giving it the “I told you so” and making claims about how superior Walker is. Based on two games this season. Two games early in the season where we traditionally drop points and did with Walker in the side in previous years.

    And Walker got sent off last week. He’s so fucking amazing. Trippier kept him out of our side at the backend of last season.

    I don’t believe anybody has made claims that Trippier was the superior player defensively of the two but he certainly proved himself superior going forward. And Walker wanted to leave. Just like Bale did. And Modri膰 and Berbatov, and Carrick before him. Move on.

    Blaming Trippier for the goal is cheap and easy. We have a coach you know. He’s just as culpable surely?

    • cyril August 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      in fairness i think he kept him out as poch was fed up with wlaker and let him know he cd go. if poch thought trippier was the main amn he wd not be chasing the psg thug and throwing all the money for him

      • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        In fairness do you not think that competition is good for places? For all of Kyle Walker-Peters’ talent, do you think he provides competition at the position?

        • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm

          To early for KWP, looks ok tho. Competition at CL level? No chance.

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm

          In fairness, I’m only posting so I could use the phrase ‘in fairness’ as well, job done..

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      I’ve tried to forget their goal, but I do feel Trippier was left exposed, making it easy for their player to create the space to put the ball in, with Tobes reacting late to the cross allowing Woods to sneak in and score.
      The fact the defence and midfield switched off, is what I found most annoying. If a Burnley player had scored a wonder goal, then fair play, but they didn’t, had the players nit learnt from the week before ffs.

      • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        Disclaimer: I haven’t seen any of the game since on tv, so I my analysis may be incorrect ish. 馃枙

        • RumpleSPURTSkin 馃拫 August 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

          Hehehe. 馃枙馃徔

      • Jim,Newry Spur. August 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm

        Supposed to be carrying an injury, so few alternatives we play the walking wounded.

    • MiT August 28, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Good grief, I was sniffing about 2 blogs back. 馃檪

      “And Walker wanted to leave.”

      That truly is the bottom line. He wanted to go. I absolutely loved what he brought to Spurs, but he wanted to move on.

      Now Spurs need to adapt.

    • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Not all all hindsighters MS, said all along I’d rather have the better defender in the side than the superior crosser. We lack pace with Trippier, and he now has more ground to cover, which also goes against him. Don’t hate the guy at all, just looking foward to seeing Rose & Aurier playing wing back ASAP, with Sanchez in a back three. Wanyama in, Dier on the bench & job’s a good’n. That’s a lot of pace & power returned, be back to blowing sides away in no time…

      • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        Walker wanted to leave. Walker wanted to leave. Digest it and move on.

        • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

          I know he wanted to leave, no problem with that, digested it before many. Just saying if we wanna do anything in the league or CL, we need a faster stronger player than Tripps.

          • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

            Don’t choke on that statement will ya?!

            • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

              Strange thing to say to yourself.

              • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

                馃槢

        • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

          So when rose, delle, Ericksen , want to move on will we just digest it ?

          • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

            Well done, you’re learning.

          • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm

            If a player wants to leave Spurs that’s their decision.

            • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm

              So whenever our best players want to leave, then just sell them. Would you not try to persuade them to stay ?? To make us a top team instead of the usual crap we have been down the years? What about when Loch wants to leave, just let him go without a fight to keep him?

              • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

                I think we talked Bale into an extra season if I recall? So it’s not just the players immediate decision.

                • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm

                  Incorrect. We told Modri膰 he couldn’t go that season, but he could go the next. Bale just went.

                  • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 28, 2017 at 6:52 pm

                    Yep, thattiz rite.

              • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

                How long have you supported Spurs? We won’t bend over to pay players their market value, and arguably Levy wants the wheels of commerce to turn. So we will get market value in the sale room, and that’s all there is to it.

            • McG 鈿解毥 August 28, 2017 at 6:26 pm

              It might be Poch’s decision.

  • Molespurs August 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for posting this aitch seems like a very keen supporter and pretty observant trippier played probably one of the worst games I’ve seen him turn in back end of last year he was class and I feel was to blame could of been worse might of been wanting to win premier league and somehow lost 4-0 or 0 4 can’t be bothered ha oooh HAHAHA

    • cyril August 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      but not all trippier. hugo had to make a stunning save on the other side of his goal and his sliding tackle was exceptional, and needed as they had broken through the middle. it is not as though the goal was the only chance they had in the game

  • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Burnley managed to get past us several times towards the end of the game, and Trppier was out of position two or three times, and he and tobey should have blocked that terrific pass from Robbie Brady.
    All teams now know how to play us at Wembley, we neef to start finishing teams off, otherwise forget top four

  • DC Hotspur August 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    There were a lot of issues going forward but there was a clear problem on defense and it was, contrary to the “Trippier is better than Walker” crowd, our right back. Walker would have prevented the Burnley goal’s build up before it was even an issue. How anyone thinks or previously thought Trippier is better than Walker is beyond me.

    • cyril August 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      he is better at crossing the ball and nothing else. not the first attribute one looks for in a defender in any event

    • Andreas August 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Total agree with you, apparently walker was thick and couldn’t cross the ball. Trippier can’t beat a player like walker did. I do like Trppier but walker was bettet

  • cyril August 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    “each one delivered with a swiftness and surety that was at times as scintillating as it was nerve-racking.”
    i must have missed this bit having dosed off with the endless sideways passing on the half way line, interrupted more often by a pass to the goalie than something forward

  • BARD August 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Scintillating? Intricate? What game was he watching??

  • Borgie August 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Tripper let his runner go and it cost us. Hope he doesn’t throw his toys of of his pram when Aurier signs.

    • Horndog August 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      That is what I saw, lack of concentration, unaware of those around him. Tough lesson to learn, but shouldn’t have to be learning at this stage of his career.

      • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        He tracked the wrong player.

        • caveman August 28, 2017 at 6:07 pm

          He’s very simply not as good of a defender as a winger. I’d say he will revert back to second choice this season.

          • MysteriousStranger August 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm

            I hope Aurier proves to be a success, too.

  • TheCincinnatiYid August 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    BS. Finally saw Chris Wood’s goal. Never should have happened. Shame on Spurs defense.