Date: 24th October 2017 at 11:17am
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“I will continue to rotate, I’ve gone into that rotation policy and afterwards you have to continue to do it, especially when both teams work well and both teams support each other at the moment.

“Fortunately, we have important games every week, so I can give competition to everybody. As you said, we have so much offensive force on the bench as well. It’s really a strong point of the club at the moment.”

Did I miss the memo where the League Cup was trying to model itself on the Europa? What is this Football League Cup Round of 16 business?

And sponsored by Thailand’s second biggest selling energy drink. What a time to be alive.

Spurs are in the mix thanks to our 1-0 destruction of Barnsley back in September.

This is a great opportunity for some squad players who for no fault of their own find themselves perpetually on the fringe of selection to get a game.

There’s a small rumour doing the rounds that Erik Lamela could appear on the bench for this one.  Exactly one year to the day since the he was injured cough cough cough.

Two players who won’t make the bench are Moussa Dembele and Victor Wanyama.

Here’s the full draw…

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • danspurs October 24, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Come on Norwich. ..

    • danspurs October 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Oh well.

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    As I have been fired I shall refrain from mentioning the Arse score.
    Wolves have had 3 one one ones and missed them all.
    Over and out.

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Rest assured I shall be in the dug out shortly!

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    No googling but what were Wolves pioneers of?
    Answer: Unless I am mistaken the first ground to have floodlights.

    • danspurs October 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      European football? I’m probably wrong. Maybe they played European teams under the floodlights?

    • Hartley™ October 24, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Bramall Lane, Sheffield by a fucking country mile, followed by The Dell, Southampton.

    • Caspurs♿️ October 24, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Understandable as they’re in the black country.

  • Caspurs♿️ October 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    David Dillenberg
    *Arse equaliser!
    Incognito tomorrow eve due to major score cockup!

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Apologies I thought it was 2-0 but only 1-0 to Norwich.

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      1-1

    • SpurAndy 🍒π October 24, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      DD, you’re fired. You’ve had enough chances but you’ve failed this task. Everybody else go back to the house.😁

    • AccringtonSpurs October 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Are you michael fish in disguise?

    • gus October 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    What the fuck has happened to Paul Walsh, looks like a through-back from the Third Reich!

  • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    So far we’ve played 13 away games this season, won 9, drawn 3, lost 1.

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Surprisingly still Citeh 0 v Wolves 0

    • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Would be quite funny if little old wolves burst peps bubble

      • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

        No googling but what were Wolves pioneers of?

        • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 9:32 pm

          Hunting in packs.

        • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm

          Push and run

        • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm

          my grandad was a wolves fan his two heroes weee Stan cullis and Steve bull wich I always found a bit of a weird combo.but the answer to your question is European football nights!

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Ah what did I say about that Norwich equaliser: Arse 0 v Norwich 2. Local natives are restless!

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      *Arse equaliser!

      Incognito tomorrow eve due to a prior engagement!

  • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • LingLongMan 🚯 October 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    More like sniff sniff sniff.

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    HT: Arse 0 v Norwich 1

  • UnkleTaff October 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Swansea’s 5-0 win over Bradford in 2013 is the biggest margin of victory in a final in the competition’s history.

    Does anyone even vaguely remember that game?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      What game?

      • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm

        League up final.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

          When was that then?

          • danspurs October 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm

            And what was the score?

    • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Wow the more depressing stat there is that Swansea have won more silverware than us in the last 5 years 😢

      • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        I think you’ll find that’s the last 9 years. 🙂

        • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

          Depressing

          • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm

            Cue for us to win a trophy this season!

    • The Central Scrutinizer. October 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Yeah The Bradford Keeper.

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Arse 0 v Norwich 1 sending the away contingent into raptures!

    • UnkleTaff October 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

      • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        Funyn!

    • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      I see they were so confident they gave Ozil an Sanchez the night off

      • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        Once the inevitable equaliser occurs I predict an Arse win!

        • Flynnbob October 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm

          I dunno norwich are flying

  • UnkleTaff October 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Apparently each can of Carabao energy drink contains three tablespoons of sugar.

    • Spursy October 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Devil’s brew.

    • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      And a litre of Thai urine

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Swansea 1 – Manure 1 (Lingard)

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Correction 1-0 Manure

      • The Central Scrutinizer. October 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

        Keep us all informed because we are too simple to look up scores on the BBC site.

        • Caspurs♿️ October 24, 2017 at 8:17 pm

          If DD wants to post the score he’s free to do so, what harm is it to you?

          • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

            Ta. Hear here!

            • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm

              Applying for Raz’s job eh Dilly?

              • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 9:11 pm

                Subject to agreeing a transfer fee yes!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    A veritable goal-fest tonight. YAWN!

  • UnkleTaff October 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    This competition needs to be scrapped. A cursory glance at the line-ups this evening gives the strong impression that no one’s taking it seriously.

    It’s an inconvenience whose time is up and it needs to be put out of our misery.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      100% agree. They could use the £100,000 winners prize money far more profitably for grass-roots stuff.

      • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        Agreed but if we won it I would be happy!

  • UnkleTaff October 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Alex Pritchard misses the Arsenal game due to injury (apparently he suffered a pre-season injury which will keep him out until the end of the year).

    I suspect our medical team were aware of his apparent frailty and this was a contributing factor in our decision to sell him last year.

    • MysteriousStranger October 25, 2017 at 4:37 am

      On the basis he was regularly injured when he was at Spurs, I think the club had all the clues they needed.

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Seldom out of the news when now it’s the turn of Bob Corker to launch a blistering attack on Trumpy.

    Influential Republican Senator Bob Corker has unleashed a blistering attack on US President Donald Trump, calling him “utterly untruthful”. In a series of television interviews, Mr Corker accused the president of lying, adding that he debased the US and weakened its global standing.Mr Trump fired back on Twitter, calling the Tennessee senator a “lightweight” who “couldn’t get re-elected”.
    The pair are meeting at a Senate lunch to discuss tax reform on Tuesday
    (Any chance of an invite?)
    (Source: BBC news)

    • Lord Croker October 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Stick the BBC source bollocks in the shit Hole.

      • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        Clearly hitting a raw nerve I shall stick to footy instead!

        • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

          Not bad for mid week when Norwich travelling away support is 9,000 at Arse this eve.

          • Caspurs♿️ October 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

            I do hope they have a lovely evening.

            • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 7:54 pm

              Arse have reportedly made 11 changes with none of the big guns on the bench.

  • Superspoz 🏆 October 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    A result tomorrow followed by a good performance against Madrid and Wembley can become our home from home. We’ll have an advantage once we start getting into finals. That’s been the plan all along..along with the financial benefits of course.

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Every game treated on it’s merit I am taking nothing for granted tomorrow or ever.
      When Guardiola said at the start of the season that his mission is to win every trophy this season I thought he was joking!. Clearly with the strong squad he has at his disposal he is not!

      • Superspoz 🏆 October 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        Oh. I must of missed that. Well that changes everything.

      • gavlav October 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        How can he win every trophy when it’s clear that we will.

  • AccringtonSpurs October 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Hunting down Horndog in the Ronglish PL league table – up to third!

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Pfft! 😀

    • Spiderneil October 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Room for one more?

  • AccringtonSpurs October 24, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve just calculated that De Bruyne will be 30 when his contract with City expires. If we start collectively (as fans) tapping him up on twitter from now, we could have a chance of getting him on a free in 2021. Could get a couple of years out of him…

  • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Edit required, Dembele likely to be involved Weds…

  • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    And a whopping one hundred thousand pounds for the winner 😂😂😂😂😂

    • gloster1861 October 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      And a lifetime’s supply of a fizzy drink with added vitamins?

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Injury blow, Poch rules Lamela out of West Ham match 😡. Shocker 😜

    • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      I don’t think it’s anything new, they just wrapping him in cotton wool til they 100% sure he’s ready to go (from what I just read).

    • 61SpursNut🌰 October 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      The match starts 15 minutes too early.

  • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Test EE calls

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Its obviously not working..either that or the Ronglish have invaded

  • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Chaps, I’m struggling to get on to the site on Wifi, keep getting a “manual block by administrator” message. It’s not happening on 4G, any ideas on what the problem could be? Possibly my wifi has an ad blocker that the site doesn’t like? I haven’t changed anything as far as I know, and I’m not the most technically minded when it comes to this kinda shite. Suggestions most welcome please.

    • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Bizarre. This is your usual log-on. Let me speak to the urchin.

      • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Thanks boss.

        • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm

          Is that better now?

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm

            FoFs urchin to get the fucker fixed

          • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm

            No message now, but web page can’t be found. Have I been SideShowBobed?

          • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

            Afraid not mate. Not getting the message now, just “web page not found” on both my phone and laptop. Must be my end?

            • One Flew Over SPURTS Cuckoo Nest 💋 October 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

              Turn router off and on/reset.

              • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

                Thanks, no joy.

            • SpurAndy 🍒π October 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm

              FoFty it’s happened to me a couple of times. 4g gives you a constant changing IP address whereas your WiFi has a permanent one. One conclusion is that the TBH server has binned you but it can only do it from your permanent wifi address. Seems to right itself after a while unless you’ve been deliberately binned by H😁

              • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

                Thanks rAndy, I’ll keep an eye on it.

            • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

              Presume you’re posting via your phone signal opposed to any wifi. Sounds like the cache on your local server needs clearing. That’s not a wind up by the way.

              • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

                Thanks Harold, I’ll try that when I get home.

                • Hartley™ October 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm

                  It might be your grease nipples or your four inch bush.

                  • Aussie in Switzerland October 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm

                    That’s not a wind up either

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Strong attacking options off the bench? Wondered who that really was!

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Apparently the UK clocks change this week?

    • Aussie in Switzerland October 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Wind them back to Thatcher and Europe might have a chance

  • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Given that my glass constantly remains 50% or 50% empty Poxy said to me at the Liverpool game of all the trophies we could win which trophy would I most want to win the PL title or the CL trophy. My answer the PL title. That said I just want to win a trophy. Any trophy this season!

    • David Dillenberg October 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      *50% full or 50% empty.

    • Freund or Foe October 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      I’m thinking a PL/CL double. I know it’s not the traditional double, but it’ll do for starters.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        You need to set your sights higher.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm

          Definately and throw in the cup I cant stand us playing anybody else but us in the Community Shield

  • Captain Ringworm October 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Do not be surprised if we reach a Final and there is a call to have it played at a Neutral Venue 😹😱😹

  • TheCincinnatiYid October 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t want to pay any attention to the Caramba Cup but if we lose to the Spams everyone will be plunged into despair with Manure looming. Not pretty. Let’s win.

  • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This has been up an hour and nobody realised the quotes were form Arsene Wenger.

    • caveman October 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      people trust you harry.

      • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        That’s harsh.

      • Aussie in Switzerland October 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        Fake news

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 24, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I don’t read the shit that Wenger spouts, so how would I know?😬

    • TheCincinnatiYid October 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      I thought it was odd that Poch had a French accent but thought my ears were playing tricks on me.

      • One Flew Over SPURTS Cuckoo Nest 💋 October 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm

        They were! They’re not really your ears!

  • ronwol196061 October 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Most fans are reactionary thinking ‘what did you do for me this week’. Like politicians giving away chickens on the last day of the election trying to buy votes from the reactionaries.
    Our club is growing in status and quality it would be great to give some of these bench players another chance to grow along with the promising kids. Put a few ringers in there to hold the fort,fine. But use the moment to forward the bigger aspirations for the club.

    • ronwol196061 October 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      We can afford enough to have a bigger vision and still compete in this cup

    • TheCincinnatiYid October 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Who gives best chickenLibs, Cons, or New Dems?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        The Communists,but then the fuckers take away your house

      • Aussie in Switzerland October 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        Not the Dems, their chicken buckets are full of left wings and fucking assholes

  • VincentianMagic October 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Tough one this; I have little interest in this cup, yet I really would like to beat the Spammers. Perhaps a team such as:

    Vorm
    Aurier Foyth Sanchez Davies Rose
    Sissy Dier
    Lamela N’Koudo
    Llorente

    Subs: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Winks, Son, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Sterling

  • caveman October 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I’m wondering if he can put out a cup team and win and so stay fresf for the slaying of United Saturday lunchtime?

  • Sid Trotter October 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I’d love to see a llama cream a Brady

    • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 11:27 am

      You Beasty.

  • McG⚽⚽ October 24, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Ohhhhh Yesh.