Date: 12th March 2018 at 10:54am
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An enjoyable game all in all and not just because Spurs won. Bournemouth will be wondering how the hell a 1-0 was so nearly a 2-2, but ended up being a 1-4.

Rose Deteriorated into a clockwork toy that’s got a spring missing.

Verts I think it’s more accurate to say Wilson had a good game, opposed to young Jan suddenly developing a question mark above his head. In fact, had Vertonghen not been there, Bournemouth would have had far more joy.

Man Of The Match Serge Aurier delivered in all departments, thrills, spills and most importantly of all, comedy. I’m kidding on that ‘most importantly of all’ bit of course; his defending was actually at far higher standard than it has been on previous occasions.

Well done, my old son.

Lamela I take back every word. His hips went wrong because he broken them. He moves likes he believes that he’s triple jointed down there. Bewildering stuff.

Wanayama Why is he still not fully fit?

The REAL Man Of The Match Was Dele Alli. I’ve used Opta stats to prove my contempt for his performances and now I’ll use them to prove how excellent he was.

His first 30 minutes were the usual nondescript but the rest was comprised of what I keep being told he is. Dele’s pass accuracy rate was 82%.

Look at that graph. The boy became a pivotal player. For those of you joining us late, this was his first brilliant game for Spurs.

More please.

Eriksen Superbly influential. A menace.

Son What has become a trademark performance; whereby he’s the hero and the zero. Scores a brace but so much bumbling about and limpness otherwise.

Kane Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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

  • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm
  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Just watching Crouchies goals on Sky for Portsmouth. Whatever happened to Portsmouth?

    • Limerick AL. March 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      They have done a “Leeds’, and managed to beat Spurs in a cup Semi. then again, who has’nt ?

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        Well at least they got their priorities right.

      • the man March 13, 2018 at 3:42 am

        we can write a book about all these bottled moments

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      They were bought by the Likely Lads, and neither have been heard from since..

  • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve got a couple of important exams this week, starting tomorrow, so I’ll not be able to engage meaningfully in any further discussions for a few days but do feel free to piss on my chips *sniggers* as you see fit.

    • caveman March 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Good luck with the exams Spurts.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Its all about last minute cramming. Cakes mainly. Go get em(not backslapping)

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Good luck Spurts, Illegitimi non carborundum.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Go geddum tiger!

    • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Get a f*ckin’ job, you slacker.

    • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      you’re training to be a lawyer aren’t you?

      I’d do a bit of revision on libel law if I was you, I doubt if the family of Ken Dodd will take kindly to you implying he was some sort of paedophile on a previous blog on the day he died or is that your idea of engaging meaningfully on the blog, I suggest asking HH to delete the comment & refrain from repeating it unless you fancy working pro bono for his heirs for the foreseeable

      sorry for pissing on your chips all the same

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

        I think Doddy was kosher. I particularly like the fact he had a burning contempt for people who were famous for no reason whatsoever. He was a true grafter, much like Monkhouse.

        • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

          yes I’d concur, obviously had some issues with HMRC but quite tame compared with current celebs?

          do the lad a favour & get rid of that post, hopefully no one of note sees it, people have to be careful what they say/retweet about people without proof, if he wants the case law McAlpine v Bercow is the one. You could also be actioned if you leave it up online.

  • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Rubbish, as usual. The blog would sometimes reach 1000+ comments because it wasn’t updated. Exactly the same would happen now under the same circumstances.

    Ha! It ought to beggar belief that you can say the sort of things to me you just have and in the same collection of posts have a dig at me for criticising other peoples posts. Complete absent of any kind of self-awareness!

    I say it ought to beggar belief but, of course, it doesn’t.

    • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      S’posed to be a reply to fdgit.

  • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      *Slow shake of head*

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:06 pm

        Not if its a bobble head.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:21 pm

          I miss my Tottenham bobble hat.

          • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm

            Same hear, me mum knitted mine.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:27 pm

              Beauty.

              • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm

                Calling r’Andy’s mum a beauty?! That’s a tad inappropriate..

                • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm

                  Unfortunately I didn’t inherit my looks from her.

                  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm

                    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!

                    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

                      Those were r’andy’s angelic years….😘

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm

                  You’ve a naughty mind❕

    • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      must be from old park lane upper

      prices will go up, the grounds’ got to be paid for

      to be fair we have no chance of improving top player’s wages unless we increase revenues all round

  • Matt March 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    And another honourable mention for Sanchez. That boy is bl@@dy quick. Luckily also an athlete who can play. Will be our rock for years.

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I remember that. Lamela and Eriksen standing over the ball looking a bit bemused by it all.
    I though the FK was for a push though not the off side. I could be wrong

  • Melcyid March 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Wot was that all about then, rose at a free kick walks behind the wall by ten feet and just stands there.non of our lot tells him.to move his fat arris and he waits for the free kick to be taken and the ref blows for offside. Bizzare. Me ,I reckon he thought we were defending the free kick.hes on drugs eh

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      He was hoping that a Cherry Picker would touch the ball on therefore he would have become live, remember the same ploy against Liverpool, simples !

      • Melcyid March 12, 2018 at 5:59 pm

        Jasper carrot blew up as soon as the kick was taken

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      Can only assume he was trying to obfuscate the keepers attempts to line the wall up. If he stayed there he’s clearly interfering with play and would get called offside.

    • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      I don’t understand why he was given offside. He not in the line of sight of the ‘keeper and as far as I can recall the ball went nowhere near him when it was floated in.

      He clearly wasn’t interfering with play, therefore, so I don’t understand why the free kick was given.

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Camus
    I’m going to need a bit more clarity on this one, please.

    Serge Aurier was born in the south central area of Ouragahio
    Town, Ivory Coast. He moved to the French town of Sevran in Seine-Saint-Denis as a kid to be with his parents. Aurier, the second of five children, joined the local football club Villepinte. There he excelled, and before long he was spotted by Lens, who signed him and his younger brother Christopher.
    Serge has represented the country of his birth on 41 occasions scoring 1 goal and was a key member of the Les Éléphants side who lifted the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Sadly for us Spurs fans hoping to see Aurier kick on and improve under Poch, we must heed the words of his past mentor at Lens, Didier Roudet who said of Aurier back in his youth career “He’s a rough diamond that needs polishing,”
    Looks like we need more fucking polish boys.

    (polish not Polish boys….)

  • Nick March 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    What amazes me most reading all these great comments is how diverse opinion is on the same group of players,one mans chalk is another mans cheese room.Aurier divides opinion more than most.i think they’ all great 😉

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      I think everyone agrees our best 11 can beat anyone when on form.

  • daytripper March 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    There were some earlier comments on Wanyama still not being up to form. I agree he was all over the place in the first 20 minutes, but I thought he was brilliant the entire second half. Moussa clearly hit the wall half way through the Juve match and was coasting a bit yesterday (I would prefer to have him out there coasting over a rested Dier). It has been so long since we have seen Wanyama healthy, I forgot how completely dominating he can be. In the second half, he moved into a more central role, with Dembele pushed further forward, and he was everywhere destroying all of their counterattacks – allowing us to have all the possession If he had only shown this form a week earlier, I don’t think Poch would have hesitated to pull out the hobbled Dier last Wednesday.

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      I think your right, he grew into the game. He obviously needs some more game time but can’t see why he cant push on for the rest of the season. When he is on top form he is an absolute beast and breaks up the play as well as anyone in the league

  • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    gloster1861
    We played two defensive midfielders and yet got blown away for the first twenty minutes. Perhaps Dier ain’t such a crock of shite as recent reports may have suggested?

    All our players are crocks of shite, except Toby (give him time) who most seem to think is about to jump ship. t

    All our opponents/rivals are super duper. One bright spark, yesterday, complimented Bournemouth and claimed to be shocked that Spurs were in the top four and they weren’t.

    I don’t know if ‘fans’ of other clubs have the same self-loathing that we do. P’raps it’s normal.

    • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      oh please do fuck off, I replied to you yesterday & no response when challenged

      you’re so blind to reality you’re a borderline Levy minion

      yesterday’s performance for 20 minutes was shite by anyones imagination and if we played like that for most of the season we’d be jostling west ham for position, luckily we haven’t & again we pulled it out of the bag

      stop sugar coating performances when they’re plainly piss poor, yesterday could have ended quite easily 2-2 & then with kane injured maybe not such a great week

      • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        Didn’t see that. I’ll go back and have a look.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        LOL

        “if we played like that for most of the season we’d be jostling west ham for position” is about as dumb as it gets.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

        • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm

          why is that dumb?

          if we played like that for ninety minutes yesterday what would have been the result?

          repeat that every week where would we be?

          I’m sorry if I’ve just pissed on your mates chips but I only pop in occassionally I haven’t got the time to spend all day on here like some of you

          we as a club have been 3rd then 2nd in recent seasons, with a bit more guile & better transfer business we could be very close to Citeh, fact is we’re scrapping it out 20 points behind them if they win tonight

          I’m pretty keen for the club to make progress on what been achieved, new ground will need CL football if we’re going to make inroads as a club, without it we’ll have big issue keeping our best players

          • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 5:58 pm

            Paragraphs two and three just about sum up the moronic posting.

            • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

              actually you are well versed for posting nothing but criticism of other people’s posts, this place has turned into a back slapping echo chamber, not HH’s fault his content is on the money & humourous

              this blog used to have sometimes nearly a 1000 posts on an interesting subject, somewhat different clientele now, I miss the likes of Jolsgonemental, 937, ODM, ginger, maybe I’m just getting old & grumpier but he ho think what you like

              I really couldn’t give a fuck, you’re just a pair of lips

          • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 5:58 pm

            It’s too preposterous a scenario to be taken seriously.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

              Oi!? I’M too preposterous to be taken seriously…..I wont be usurped.💃

              • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm

                Sorry, schoolboy error!

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm

                  No detention this time….

              • Freund or Foe March 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm

                🤣🤣🤣

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm

                  100 lines at playtime. ‘I will not laugh at Sissoko’.

      • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

        jfdit March 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm
        they’ve started the game like amateurs, they’re not immune to criticism
        I’d say fair play to Bournmouth & Eddie Howe, he’s set them up perfectly
        1-1 now let’s stop pissing about & get on with it

        Was this your ‘challenge’?

        The thing is, when your posts aren’t chock full of unsubstantiated bullshit they’re full of nothing but negative bitching and wailing.

        I could quite easily copy and paste all of your snide commenting on everything from: our players (collective and individual); our club; our scouting system; ENIC; the wonderful Eddie Howe; the amazing Bournemouth etc etc.

        What would be the point? You’re the man with the inside track, the contacts; you’re in the know.

        Although I’m sure I’m not alone in noticing that you NEVER come on here at any time other than when we lose. It’s like clockwork. Something ‘bad’ happens and along you come with your ‘insites’.

        Blind to reality? Borderline Levy minion? Sugar coating? Pah!

        By the way, yesterday’s performance was outstanding.

        You do seem to have impressed a few on here. I’m not one of them.

        • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 6:05 pm

          one trophy in 17 years I’d say ENIC & Levy deserve a bit of criticism

          half of you lot on here think he’s some sort of god, I raise you with all he’s delivered thus far is the perfect private equity deal, plenty of debt at little cost to him & Lewis, highest debt in world football but can’t invest on the pitch where it matters because we don’t want to do a Leeds

          Bouremouth’s squad cost less than Aurier & Sissoko, a little credit to them taking us apart for 20 mins is hardly disloyal, we started the game badly, which is starting to happen quite often Juve away, Rochdale, West Ham 2nd half in the cup, Leicester away ………….

          • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 6:53 pm

            Yes, you posted some of your ‘usual’ uniformed stadium project bullshit a little while ago and I, being someone without even the merest knowledge of, or interest in the stadium project, thinking you were up to your old tricks decided to make a speculative challenge of your assertions. Needless to say you sheepishly backed down. It would easy to find the record if you’d like me too, although FoF was there and will probably remember the exchange.

            • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm

              my so called bullshit was we may be behind schedule due to issues with steelwork, someone working on the project clarified there was an issue but not a big enough one to prevent the stadium opening, I didn’t sheepishly back down I just accepted someone elses clarification of the situation, clutching at straws there I’m afraid

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    £2,200 for the top season ticket and you dont even get access to the cheese room. You do however get a bottle of fanta and some cheesy wotsits plus a limited edition signed bald head mannequin from DL himself

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Is it a DL bobble head? If it is I’m in.

      • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        The idea is for the members of the £2,200 ticket club to parade the heads in lieu of a trophy

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      The prices ain’t be announced yet, have they?

      • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 6:23 pm

        Season tickets have, yes.

      • jfdit March 12, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        fan milking well underway, heard someone today say 43% rise like for like ticket

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm

          Nothing like it.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

            Ranging from £795 to £2,200 for adults.

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

          The walking over pieces of concrete and metal poles has stopped then…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Flynnbob
    I love watching Serge play . He reminds me of the old spurs were your heart was always in your mouth every time the other team attacked, yet you had to keep your eyes open just incase you missed something golden. I’m still unsure who is our first choice RB wich is a bit worrying , but the power serge is head and shoulders above trippier for entertainment value alone

    ‘Bonzo’ Walker did some horrific things at one time…now he could win the Balon d’or

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    mattspurs
    Bloody hell – I’m in utter agreement. (No mention of Sanchez who I thought coped OK but looked a bit bewildered at the lack of security Aurier and Wanyama were offering)
    Son seems to be the beneficiary of so much hard work and guile around him – he’s scoring but also getting so many chances I can’t help thinking he should be doing better. Paying him as a CF with three players behind him who can all press, run and pass could be quite tasty.

    Im thinking playing no striker or you be the striker will get evrtyone instincts going. A kind of sophisticated run around a bit for forwards. I mean it

  • Yippers March 12, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Any word on the severity of Kane’s injury lads?

  • Nick March 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Dele getting booed throughout gets his dander up I think.

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      I call mine Mr Softee but Dander sounds more up for it !

  • Nick March 12, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Dele Son Lamela & Eriksen all did their bit to make sure kane wasn’t missed.To be honest we looked more dangerous without him.If I could afford a season ticket I couldn’t afford one now if you know what I mean harry

  • Sid Trotter March 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    So we will soon see that Kane is overrated and doesn’t deserve a spot on the bench of the U23s. He has single-handedly been preventing us from winning silverware. Just scoring goals doesn’t matter. How many has he saved huh? And how many 10 goal games has he had – none. Has he ever won a nobel peace prize, or a Champions League winners medal – NO. He’s useless and the sooner we sell him to Brentford the better

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      He is a great public speaker though Sid yeah ennit righ’ yeah…

  • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Horndog 🇺🇸
    I love Serge

    Je t’aime …

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Moi non plus

      • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        Donner und blitzen!

  • Sexy Beast March 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Prices are out and my seat in the new ground is about £100 more in the north west corner and if I wanna sit in the south stand in a similar spot it £200 more ……

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Excellent, there’s our marquee signing on the way …

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      How do you feel about the price hike SB? Im not a season ticket holder (and obviously a far inferior supporter because of that) but as a result less emotionally invested in what the price rise means.

      I think most were expecting a rise, was it more or less than you expected?

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Commonwealth Day, live from Westminister Abbey Live in HD on BBC 1, Royal Party just arriving, Meghan looks resplendant.

    • Real Fan? March 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Jeez Raz, you really love this Royal stuff dontcha.

  • Dan March 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Just watched the game and have to agree about Wanayama, has the injury caused a permanent issue? It surely can’t be his fitness still.
    Really liked Eriksen dropping deeper and dictating the tempo in the second half.

    • Real Fan? March 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Match fitness?

    • Nick March 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Eriksen playing quarterback like old thud use to

      • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

        I hope not.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Getting Modricicco style now

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Kaneinho has been holding us back for years now, much easier to defend against the lone attacker through whom almost every ball is directed than against a 3 pronged or even 4 attack, ably assisted by Serge Aurier with Danny Rose bombing

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      down the wing 5 secs later.

      • TriniSpurs March 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm

        Somewhat true but only against the lesser teams. Against the big guns in the past, we have been largely ineffective without Harricane.

      • Panama Paul March 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

        Danny Roses’s arse?

  • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    So, the truth is out.

    When Harry went off, Dele decided to actually make an effort. Clearly he has been coasting through games.

    Discuss.

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Hard to say. Maybe he started to find more space out there with the change in personnel.

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      He has certainly been coasting. Perhaps he can feel like the big fish when Kane isnt on the field and that helps him. The test will be to see if he does it again if Kane has to miss the FA Cup game.

      • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm

        Yes, it isn’t good if Kane’s presence inhibits other players.

        • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

          That shows a level of immaturity that we can often suffer from.

  • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    BBC reports Jamie ‘the gob’ Carragher won’t be appearing on Sky tonight…

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      I’m Gobsmacked !

      • Camus March 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

        You just made me spit my tea out!

    • Panama Paul March 12, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      The only thing I can say about Jamie is that he was always good for an own goal.

  • gus March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    After having us under the cosh for the first 20 minutes or so, then losing HK, it was great to see us grind into the lead and then put them away late. It wasn’t a vintage defensive performance but the midfield were outstanding. Harry, did Moose not get a rating? Was he that invisible?…..

    • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      We played two defensive midfielders and yet got blown away for the first twenty minutes. Perhaps Dier ain’t such a crock of shite as recent reports may have suggested?

      • Aussie in Switzerland March 12, 2018 at 4:01 pm

        No, teams are now double marking Moose, and it takes time for us to adjust, we can buy a replacement for Dier easily. Funny article I read said that Man U want to pay overs for Dier for the homegrown status, which he doesn’t qualify for….

  • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    OrganicPaper
    Seen these two on Rogue Traders, tell your granny not to let them in. Spechly the French sounding one, he has been known to be a bit light with his fingers
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    Where can I get my own replica Spurs hi-vis jacket?

    • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      And hard hat?

      • gus March 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

        It’s Bob the Builder!!

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      ‘Chins up’

      • Camus March 12, 2018 at 1:23 pm

        “For fack’s sake, I bet Pogba is in a jacuzzi filled with champagne and supermodels right now…”

        • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

          Kane: “if Levy thinks I’m helping out on my day off I’ll be ‘crocked’ next game out.”

          • Camus March 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm

            “The old turned ankle will do. I’ve used that one a coupla times now…”

            • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

              Yep. Either that or back spasms.

    • Panama Paul March 12, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      H1 & H2 – not so much Bananas in Pajamas but Footballers in Flouro.

    • 💋 March 12, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Strange picture. Lloris looks like a trainee spark and Kane looks like a QS

    • Melcyid March 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Same place as the site helmets

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      You’ll need a hat hard on……I mean, a hat hard on………. I’ve said it again!?

  • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Ken Dodd still lived in the humble house he was born in.

    Frankly, that’s incredible. And genuine.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      I loved Doddy, but if you had ever spent time in Liverpool – you ‘d know that wasn’t uncommon.

      • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

        Even for rich entertainers? Where does Tarby live?

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Impressive, unless Humble House was his families 16th century mansion of course

  • Chris March 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Kane was obviously holding us back as a club.

    • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      You joke, but maybe certain players were using him as a psychological crutch for their own poor performances. Ahem, Dele Alli.

  • Spursmyarse March 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Great to see Serge settle down and put in a Stellar Performance, the guy will want a World Cup with France no doubt , more Please Serge !!’👍🏾👍🏾

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      As an Ivorian international, I doubt that.

      • Chris March 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

        Hahahaha

        • gus March 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

          Merde!!!

      • Spursmyarse March 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        But he’s French, speaks French so he qualifies, unless he’s played at U21.

        • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

          He isn’t French! He is Ivorian and has 41 senior caps.

        • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm

          And he won the African Cup of Nations in 2015

        • Real Fan? March 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm

          They speak French in the Côte d’Ivoire.

          • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

            They do. That part is correct.

            • Real Fan? March 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

              Yeah, it was correct that he speaks French. But not because he’s French. It’s because it’s the language they speak in his native country, as you were pointing out.

              • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

                That’s that one cleared up then. We can now all agree, Serge Aurier is not French he is Ivorian, however he does speak the French language.

                • Camus March 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm

                  I’m going to need a bit more clarity on this one, please.

                  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

                    Serge Aurier was born in the south central area of Ouragahio
                    Town, Ivory Coast. He moved to the French town of Sevran in Seine-Saint-Denis as a kid to be with his parents. Aurier, the second of five children, joined the local football club Villepinte. There he excelled, and before long he was spotted by Lens, who signed him and his younger brother Christopher.
                    Serge has represented the country of his birth on 41 occasions scoring 1 goal and was a key member of the Les Éléphants side who lifted the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

                    Sadly for us Spurs fans hoping to see Aurier kick on and improve under Poch, we must heed the words of his past mentor at Lens, Didier Roudet who said of Aurier back in his youth career “He’s a rough diamond that needs polishing,”
                    Looks like we need more fucking polish boys

      • Aussie in Switzerland March 12, 2018 at 4:04 pm

        Cause Zidane is so French, and Ozil is so German…. Oreo can play for whoever he wants…. as the long range tactical throw in taker

  • Camus March 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Should Doris have dived for the Cherries goal?
    Discuss.
    Answers on the back of a carte postale.

  • Chris March 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Quite frankly, I couldn’t give a shit if he is sacked or not. My only point being if I spat st someone at work because they were winding me up, I would get sacked.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      How is ‘going home’ ‘at work’?

      He didn’t spit on a fan whilst commentating for Sky, did he?*

      *No he didn’t.

      • Chris March 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

        That’s a fair point – let me rephrase. If I spat on someone, I would expect to get arrested and cautioned for common assault. I’d then lose my job.

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

          No no no.

          If you spat on someone that could be classed as ‘assault’.

          What you do for a living is COMPLETELY separate.

          Or do drunk drivers who kill people get sacked?

          • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

            Shirley when as a pundit he calls fellow Spitters “Vile” he has made a rod for his own back, double standards won’t be accepted, as he’s already been removed from MNF one would expect Sky to limit the damage and sack him.
            Actually i’m not surprised at his contempt for the family concerned.

            • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm

              ‘his contempt for the family concerned”

              You’re actually referring to some inbred fuckwit and a daughter that should be put into care for her own well being?

              • Flynnbob March 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

                I find it a sad reflection on society, that this family sort him out , goaded him until he snapped and then filmed the said snapping.all that being said Carra is a representative of sky and as they have previous for being righteous morons , I fully expect he will be removed

          • Aussie in Switzerland March 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm

            Unless of course your crime is supporting free speech

  • caveman March 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    PAOK Salonika chairman knows how to deal with referees that give a wrong decision. Stroll on to the pitch with a pistol and tell him ‘no for what’..

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Who needs VAR!

      • caveman March 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        Now your talking!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Dele had a fantastic second half as did Dembele
    But I think Eriksen tpok it as he was steady and consustent all game.
    Sanchez what can say left players open/recovered well at times..confidence and not at times
    Jan was steady
    Son goes for it..well nearly all tje time..thats not bad…as some go in. And he has scored some of the goals Rashford was idolized for ,at times
    We will get stronger witjout zKane as other players fuhure out the best way to goal..it will add to us not take away

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Aurier I have nothing to say…Im still trying to comprehend it

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 12:41 pm

        I love Serge

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

          Form an orderly queue, madam!

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm

            NCSAFC. Nebraska Chapter of the Serge Aurier Fan Club. Well it’s fictitious but so what.

            • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm

              It need not be. You just need to find one other Nebraskan to join you.

              • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

                Could be a massive challenge

            • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm

              ‘Chapter’ now you’ve provoked a requirement for embroidered badges and annual meets 🤣

              • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm

                And I will use ‘NCSAFC’ as a credible source from hereon in! Genius!

              • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm

                We’ll have a get together on our next trip to Blighty. 👍

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Totally agree with what i think you’re saying Ron, at least what i could decipher.

  • PlayitagainSamways March 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Serge Aurier aint he the black bloke from GhostBusters?

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      He certainly is.

    • Deano March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      No. He is formerly known as Andre 3000. Sang Hey Ya for a group known as “Outkast”…. Got bored. Fancied football.

  • Frontwheel2 March 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Man of the match,
    The fatter special needs twin

  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Agree with that analysis H except for Aurier, saw little of note tbh. Not poor, but not great.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

      There are some who lack the capacity to learn…

      • Real Fan? March 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

        Haha, excellent

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 11:51 am

        Hehe, I hope you weren’t filming me whilst driving! 😂

      • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

        haha!

      • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

        Where’s Bernie?

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

          UnkleTaff

          Where’s Bernie?

          Hahahaha too close to the truth

      • Ufluckinplic March 12, 2018 at 12:16 pm

        Brilliant…

      • Lord Croker March 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        He’s from momentum.

        • MysteriousStranger March 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

          Shame he isn’t a Tory, he could have been trousering some Russian money, but no scandal there. 🤔

      • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

        That is hilarious.

        You wonder if he can walk and talk at the same time.

  • Flynnbob March 12, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I love watching Serge play . He reminds me of the old spurs were your heart was always in your mouth every time the other team attacked, yet you had to keep your eyes open just incase you missed something golden. I’m still unsure who is our first choice RB wich is a bit worrying , but the power serge is head and shoulders above trippier for entertainment value alone

    • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

      There’s a fine line between ‘entertainment’ and ‘mistake-laden liability.’

      • Flynnbob March 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

        100% agree but I find that line to be entertaining,and as long as we come out on the right side 9/10 times I’m ok with it

  • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

    On Aurier being given time for Poch to turn him into an actual footballer, I’m reminded of that Blackadder episode in which Blackadder has to buy time to rewrite Dr. Johnson’s dictionary.

    “No, you can’t have it. I know I said Monday, but I want Baldrick to read it, which, unfortunately will mean teaching him to read, which will take about ten years — but time well spent, I think, because it’s such a very good dictionary.”

    Poch has got his work cut out. He’s going to first have to explain to Aurier what a football is, and then teach him to cross one/throw one – which will take about 10 years.

    I’d rather play Phoenix Patterson at RB ffs.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

      DD will back you up re Phoenix Patterson, but only DD. ; P

  • Camus March 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Just watched the full clip of Carragher ‘in action’.
    Doesn’t look good for him, I must say.
    Clearly the guy shouldn’t be on the wind-up while he’s driving, but he literally only says “2-1 eh, Jamie lad… 2-1…”

    Unbelievable lack of basic human control from Carragher who had no reason to even wind his window down.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Fine Carrrrragger, and fine the filmer twice. Once for filming whilst driving and again for selling it to the Sun.

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

        He he he very good. Thank you Solomon!

  • mattspurs March 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Bloody hell – I’m in utter agreement. (No mention of Sanchez who I thought coped OK but looked a bit bewildered at the lack of security Aurier and Wanyama were offering)

    Son seems to be the beneficiary of so much hard work and guile around him – he’s scoring but also getting so many chances I can’t help thinking he should be doing better. Paying him as a CF with three players behind him who can all press, run and pass could be quite tasty.

  • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I always wear a protective boot when I’m leaving the house. Just in case when I spit at scum I miss and need to stamp on them too.

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

      haha Aww gawd that shot of Harry and Hugo walking out of the tunnel into the building site with the faux crowd noise….comedy genius!

    • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Shame – looks like Lloris is staying…

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Seen these two on Rogue Traders, tell your granny not to let them in. Spechly the French sounding one, he has been known to be a bit light with his fingers

      • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

        😂

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

        Couple of cowboys, look like the guys advertising Selco before the Sunday Supp.

      • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

        The New Village People auditions weren’t as well attended as hoped.

  • Sexy Beast March 12, 2018 at 11:17 am

    That ball boy had the look of mask waring gimp 😷

  • Camus March 12, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Some highlights and the goals here.
    Must say Kane’s knock looks fairly innocuous in slow-mo, but maybe in real-time he nobbled it good and proper. Hard to say.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiSU-NXWk6Y

    • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Apparently Kane thinks it’s not too bad.

      • Camus March 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

        Doesn’t look like he’s in excruciating pain or anything in the game footage.
        Wouldn’t surprise me to see him back for Chelsea or Stoke but we’ll see.

  • daveA March 12, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Aurier, you’re kidding right? Both he and Rose both need to sent to evening classes to learn how not to pass the ball to an opposing player instead of a team mate all the time, or to the opposite corner flag

    • mattspurs March 12, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Clearly which is why Alli was the Real MOTM!
      Aurier did provide the most entertainment value though

  • DAVID March 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

    We looked better in attack when HK went off. Interesting.

    • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Yeah, but what I want to know is “who’s going to score the goals if Kane gets injured?”

      • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 11:13 am

        Aurier?

    • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Levy won’t hesitate to sell Harry now we can win without him

      • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

        And nor should he.

  • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:08 am

    That snap of Harry looks bad.

    • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Dont worry, its just the new Nike Air

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:22 am

        Hehehehehe

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Purely precautionary Cavey, best to not speculate at this point, plus he walked off the pitch with may be a good sign, we’ll see.

  • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:06 am

    • gloster1861 March 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      😥😥😥😥😥

  • McG March 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

    MOTD singled out Aurier for praise! I still think Poch will get a tune from him eventually.

    • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:11 am

      The good news is it will only take 4.5 years.

  • OrganicPaper March 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    How telling those stats are…DelBoy really stepped up after Kane went off.
    My MOTM was Son with a special award for Aurier. The Aurier award would be called ‘The Special Award’ and there was only the Cherries ball boy doppelganger who ran him close

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

      The Special Needs Twins!