Date: 6th May 2018 at 4:57pm
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“I think the last few performances wasn’t great,” the gaffer told Ben Pearce

I think we need more consistency and then to try to find with our full-backs to go forward and stay wide.

I am happy because I think the system worked. But I think today to play with one or another system is not the key. I think the key is to be more aggressive. I think the team played well.”

There is no greater sadness than watching those that failing to adapt.

I’ll use a beer metric, if I may.

There was a pub local to me that was massively in vogue at one stage.

The jukebox endlessly blasted out Ocean Colour Scene, Blur and Oasis morning noon and night, which then, everyone loved.

However that whole Brit Pop thing faded, and the pub was rebranded by the chain and it was more interested in selling optimistically titled ‘meals for £5.99’.

A guy I knew carried on drinking in there, come hell or high water.

I remember once asking him why he wasn’t up at the Hog’s Head with all the others.

Essentially, his answer was that he really liked the old place!

Each to their own, and maybe he met the girl of his dreams and they lived happily ever after.

A girl he’d have perhaps never met had he moved when everyone else did.

Who knows.

Pochettino isn’t going to get anywhere trying to perpetuate this wing-back nonsense.

We’ve only got one on the books and he’s gone off the boil/doesn’t fancy it anymore.

Which leaves us clinging and failing to achieve anything with a system that doesn’t fit the playing personnel.

‘…our full-backs to go forward and stay wide’.

Mate, that ship has sailed.


  • Ronnie May 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

    This is exactly why Tottenham Hotspur will not be winning anything of substance anytime soon. What a bunch of sad apologetic fans we are! Even if we lose 4th spot…we should be putting up a statue????? Pathetic.

  • Finn May 7, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Only an idiot is asking for Poch to go, but if the bus takes a wrong turn you need to ask questions of the driver.

    Someone earlier noted that that things have been a bit wobbly and mentioned it was since the “….it hit me on the way in” fiasco; – that with a few other odd quotes makes me question if we’ve not taken a wrong turn back there. I don’t want to sack the bus driver – I still want to get home – but accountability to the fan-base is still part of the Manager’s job (even if not it seems the chairman’s).

    My questions include: are we playing with our strongest team and if not why not? Are we aiming for the best league position we can get, or for Harry’s Golden Boot? Are we serious about being serious (not Spursey as per Oxford ED).

  • Scott May 7, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Agree with you Tony,

    Interesting that he wen back to a back 3 with Toby on sat.

    We hadn’t lost paying the back 3 previously, could even argue that we conceded after Jan went off.

    Lacked a little creativity, very little goal threat, Kane effort in the first half.

    Never looked like conceding until we did.

    Wouldn’t be in the least it surprised if we drew on weds, but would be disappointed if we lost v Leicester, they have been on the beach for a month now.

    Still, solid season if we land 3rd or 4th, especially Playing out of Wembley.

    Certainly would advise to be careful what you wish for where Poch and exit are used in the same sentence

  • Tony Borg May 6, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    What is wrong with you lot? how many games have we lost this year? we have one bad result away to WBA who are fighting for their lives, absolutely dominate the game and lose one nil and you all want Poch out. Take a moment to think about it. Even if we lost 4th place doing what we have after playing theoretically 38 away games from WHL is to be commended, after just 4 years in charge look where he has taken us, we should be putting a statue up outside our new home of him, not giving him and the team grief, now is the time to keep together so we get the 4pts needed from our last two games, stop moaning and start supporting. COYS !!

    • Harry Hotspur May 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Tony, don’t be a small time prick all your life.

  • Bob May 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    The only issue now is whether we achieve 5th spot on Wednesday or on Sunday. Since we lost our unbeaten run to Man City we’ve collapsed, plain and simple.
    Even the win against Watford was very lucky. I don’t think it’s really about he system as such,, we just don’t have the depth of character.

  • TriniSpurs May 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Levy needs to tap up Rafa during half time.

  • YidInExile May 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    We all know its coming

    After Wed night none of us will ger a night’s sleep

    A draw vs Newcastle and the lads will shit themselves royally

  • Jol 5:5 May 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Two threes and a six. That’s all we need.
    Went to bed on Friday night dreaming of targeting second place.
    It turns out our mob didn’t want it no more than Maureen’s lot.
    We’ll be out of our misery this time next week.
    All summer for Poch to keep sulking.

  • East Stand May 6, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Thing is, there ARE no captains to pick. Simple as that.

    • Harry Hotspur May 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      These ees fuotbol