Date: 9th January 2018 at 11:35am
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Well, well, well. How will the Flat Earthers  e x p l a i n  this one away?

Despite the unmitigated fiasco that was Clinton Cards, the Bald Weirdo ploughed ever onwards into the depths of the French Duds box and plucked No’Cluedo out.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s two seasons at Spurs has amassed a whole 46 Premier League playing minutes from 28 bench starts. Oh, and there was a heavily deflected goal against some Cypriots in Europe.

The boy’s been mediocre at best, but that hasn’t put off fans who still hold a torch for the other big time nobody Marcus Edwards, whose legend extends to an entire 15 minutes in a League Cup game we lost …over a year ago.

Cluepot goes to Burnley in order to get Premier League experience which tells us Pochettino feels that lad has hit a wall at Spurs because no coach in their right mind would give him a proper run in the Spurs first team because he’s two bob.

Neither have done enough in training to match the baffling whimsy of their ardent supporters.

This is damning stuff, given the obvious lack of options the gaffer has right now.

Gladys tells me that Burnley don’t have an option to buy, because Levy is still hell bent on making a profit.

It is worth making the point here that when Tottenham loan players out, the odds of them ever retiring in a meaningful way are slight. That’s not opinion, it’s what has happened most of the time in the past.

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

  • Geoff Evans January 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I keep reading that Erickson is fantastic,so is Son ,so is Ali, so is Aldy,so is Vert,so is Lamentable,so is Rose,so is Wanyama,so is Aurier,we have competent keepers and we have Kane. So how come we’re 5th and likely to miss out on C L. Palace and Wank Ham have shown it’s down to the Manager and his tactical ability,and that’s why ,with Poch,we won’t win anything. Good teams can simply play the ball into the acres behind our C B S who spend their afternoons playing tippy tappy.

  • Bob January 9, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Camus. Also note the deal was 105 mil, not 142 (unless he feeds the five thousand and walks on water all at the same time), another example of the red media machine. Agree though, Eriksen is the better player.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    New blog, done deal.

  • Camus January 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    The Long Good SPURTSday 💋
    I have no idea. I only discovered yesterday that Toby Young had a history of cheeky tweeting.

    “Cheeky tweeting”, hey?
    Is that what we’re calling it?

  • Camus January 9, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Another good thing about not being Liverpool is that the red media managed to raise Coutinho to the level of demi-god despite his stats being generally inferior to Eriksen’s. Just think, it could’ve been our Great Dane off to the Camp Nou and we’d have bought that Malcom chap from France to *replace* him.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Man (Nkoudoo) Overboard!!!

    • Superspoz 🏆 January 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Georges gone

  • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    ronwol196061
    Pjanic?

    Don’t Pjanic, don’t Pjanic!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Save Our Spurts!!!!!

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm

        …and our Sputs!

  • a waddle and a fork January 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Not only that – liverpool are now spending very big money and are not about to stop. They are more likely to reinvest the Coutinho money than we ever would.

    • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      They’ve probably already spent it on VVD and Mahrez.
      But I agree. They’ll spend big again in the summer.

      • a waddle and a fork January 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

        Rakatic and that geezer in Germany too

    • 1882 January 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Liverpool have a worse rep than us for buying shit! I am not panicking right now. Even Van Dick, good player, but not £75m good. Salah is exceptional so far, but we will see how that develops. I would say though, it would be nice to see Levy take a punt in that pool rather than the kiddie pool of £25m and below.

      • a waddle and a fork January 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

        he never will. we have to wait til he sells the club in the summer!

        • 1882 January 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

          He has done it a handful of times, and when he broke the £40m barrier we got a great player (1st season anyway).

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      The boys from Boston are not afraid the compete.
      Its the American way too. Sink or swim.
      The banks are looking to invest not control

      • Freund or Foe January 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm

        They’ve done well, we should take note.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

          Yes lots of commited clubs.
          We are into damage control at best.

          • Freund or Foe January 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

            Very committed, I only wish we acted the same. We only buy shit, whereas they invest wisely (Benteke, Ings, Grujic, Gomez, Lovren, Markovic, Balotelli, Moreno, Apsas, Mignolet, Alberto, Lambert, Llori, Carroll, Shelley, Downing, Borini, Allen, Adam, etc etc). We always sell, whereas they keep their best players (Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez, Torres, Mascherano).
            Then there’s the league standings since Fenway took over, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Liverpool have finished above us every season except one.
            If we had owners like that, we’d be champs by now.

            • Superspoz 🏆 January 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

              Wankers!

            • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm

              It’s hardly worth doing but I’m glad you did.

              • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm

                It was totally worth doing. I had a good snurf anyway.

                • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

                  I meant it would fall on deaf ears – haters gonna hate – but I guffawed anyway.

                  • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

                    I nose you did, just reinforcing le point.

            • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 2:39 pm

              Fofty strikes!

            • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

              👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Jim,Newry Spur. January 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      They have Keita paid for from Leipzig coming in summer.

  • Willy Juice January 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Let that clown lamela out on loan too! Hape of shit

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Lamela is ace.

      • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        Why did we actually sign him at the time from Roma which I thought for his goals?

        • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

          *was

          • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm

            The new Bale.

            • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm

              ©️Lazy journalism.

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

          He will have a positive impact on our results the rest of this season. He is now just getting back to full fitness. His form will follow.

        • Jim,Newry Spur. January 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

          I can remember a story from the time that Lamela was signed, along the lines that the coaching staff at Roma were stunned that Spurs picked him, they didn’t rate him and thought Spurs were coming in for another player whose name I’m afraid escapes me.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

            Pjanic?

            • Jim,Newry Spur. January 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

              You could be right Ron.

            • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm

              Yes, we were supposedly in for both.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm

            I watched them here in Toronto..after Spurs had bought him.He was on tour.
            Lamela was crap,Pjanic controlled the game

            • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm

              If Spurs had actually bought him then, he wouldn’t have played for Roma.

          • mattspurs January 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm

            Think he got a record number of Serie A assists at Roma?

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 January 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm

              Pjanic is a box to box player…

          • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm

            Yep. Of course.

    • Geoff Evans January 10, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Totally agree,can’t cross ,can’t pass,can’t tackle,zero assists,zero goals,a complete headless chicken but he’s Poch S countryman.

  • 1882 January 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I must agree, I think its safe to say we can count on one hand the number of loaned players that have ever made a career – yet you could say the same about academy products that didn’t go on loan! For the reputation we have of player development, we don’t do very well at it!! I think this loan is a last chance saloon, I think someone (probably not Poch) see’s something in this kid and they think the chance to play will develop him over that stopper – needless to say, I think we would need 10 injuries before he gets a run out for us, so whats the point in keeping him about.

  • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Tweet like Toby Young.
    “At the Spurs player of the year awards.
    What a set of knockers on Poch’s wife. Bet they bounce. Boing.”

    • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Did he tweet that?

      • Camus January 9, 2018 at 2:11 pm

        I’m going to give you two guesses.

        • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

          I’m guessing he did but I’d like to see it.

          • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm

            I’m guessing he didn’t. Not this time.

            • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm

              I have no idea. I only discovered yesterday that Toby Young had a history of cheeky tweeting.

            • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

              Peculiar subject matter for a fake twitter joke.

              • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm

                Well Camus did say tweet like Toby Young, and that was written in the style of a Toby Young tweet. Except this one wasn’t aimed at Danny Boyle’s (at the time) underage daughter’s breasts, for example.

                • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

                  Thanks. I wish I’d never asked now. Cheers.

  • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Just to think that had we sold Modric to Chelski (causing megga friction) technically we could have secured some of their rejects!

  • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Courtesy of the Daily Mail
    LEVY’S BIGGEST PROFIT MARGINS

    GARETH BALE

    Signed from Southampton for £7m and

    sold to Real Madrid for £86m.

    Profit: £79m Mark-up: 1128.5%

    MICHAEL CARRICK

    Signed from West Ham for £3.5m and

    sold to Manchester United for £18.6m.

    £15.1m 431.4%

    ROBBIE KEANE

    Signed from Leeds from £7m and sold

    to Liverpool for £20.3m.

    £13.3m 190%

    DIMITAR BERBATOV

    Signed from Bayer Leverkusen for

    £10.9m and sold to Manchester United

    for £30.75m.

    £19.85m 182%

    LUKA MODRIC

    Signed from Dinamo Zagreb for £16.5m

    and sold to Real Madrid for £33m.

    £16.5m 100%

    • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Someone’s been costing files. Wotcha DD.

    • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      You simply can’t fail with the Mail.

    • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Add Alli and Kane to that future list and bingo!!

      • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:36 pm

        *Correction not Kane one of our own and he aint going anywhere.
        Players loyalty these days is few and far between but some of the Spurs players who buck the trend are
        – Stevy Perryman
        – Garry Mabuttt
        – Ledley King last but not least Michael Dawson (who arguably deserved a testimonial?)

        • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm

          CartDaws, deserve a testimonial? Not for me, fanks.

          • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:48 pm

            He absolutely deserved a testimonial.

            • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm

              I believe Dawson was at Spurs for 9 years one short of his testimonial?

              • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm

                Danny Thomas got a testimonial after his career ended early, playing for us between 1983 and 1988, and making 87 appearances. Dawson left when he didn’t want to go after 9 years and 7 months, at the club, and made 236 appearances for us. Disgraceful that he wasn’t granted a testimonial in an age where player loyalty is a scarce commodity.

                • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

                  Testimonials were also invariably fun games for the fans. People were happy to think the gate money was a bit of a pension of the player. I imagine the clubs now resent any loss of receipts.

                  • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:31 pm

                    I was at the Danny Thomas testimonial game. It was very polite, not exactly atmospheric, and we lost to Man U 3-2. But hey, the player got a bit of a pension from it. As you say, holding one for Daws was probably too much hassle for not enough reward in Levy’s world.

            • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

              You got that right, girlfriend.

          • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm

            IMO he deserved one giving his all for the shirt admired his tenacity rarely letting the side down. Ok hhe made some errors but dont we all!

          • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm

            I was being a little facetious. What are the actual criteria for a testimonial? 10+ years service, number of appearances, being likeable?

            • David Dillenberg January 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm

              Yes 10+ yrs me thinks.

              • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

                The precise criteria are to have finished your 10 years before Levy was in post at Spurs. Ask Darren Anderton.

              • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

                Signed January 1st 2005 – Moved 26th August 2014.

                Levy: No testimonial for you, Michael, not enough profit in it.

              • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

                Unless, see above.

            • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm

              Being likeable is the one for me.

  • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Has it occurred to anyone that we buy ‘potential talent’ to develop and sell on? No? Olay, then.

    • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      That’s the game plan. Doesn’t always work, clearly. Biggest mark up would be selling Alli, should get 1500 per cent on him.

      This excludes Kane who wasn’t purchased. He’s one of our own.

      • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm

        And the rest.

    • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Oil of Olay.

    • Dany January 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      They’re not idiots – what I think is being called into question – is how sustainable a model that is – when we actually need a physical body delivering the goods on the pitch.

      i.e. Someone hugging the touchline, with a bit of pace, good delivery, that gives us a different option to what we have.

      You have to be able to see the rationale. Yes a club needs to be a viable business – but not at the expense of being a bag of shite on the field.

      You can’t say that N’Koudou has actually developed – and there’s no guarantee that he’ll make a profit either.

      No? Olay, then.

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm

        “potential talent” “to develop”

        It’s all there if you look carefully.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π January 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    As bad as some of our punts have been at least we get rid of them fairly quickly compared to the Arse who’ve had Walcott on their books from an early age and currently still paying him £100k a week. 😨

    • Frontwheel 2 January 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      True,but I think it could have been a different outcome if a nurturing manager guided the lad.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π January 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        Possibly but get the feeling he’d always be Forest Gump.

      • Dany January 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        How do you know Poch hasn’t been trying that – and just given up? Poch definitely has previously for nurturing players – so unsure why N’Koudou / Edwards would be exception to his approach – unless they just haven’t responded well, for whatever reason.

  • Salt in the Wound January 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    All too horribly true – N’Jie, Sissoko, N’Koudou, the Bale 5 before them (taking out Lam and Erik). Bigger clubs come in and clear the top shelves. Tottenham puts on Sunday Best (to show they’re not a WBA or a Stoke) but do what everyone else does, chooses from what’s left. Aurier is one of those.

    Not entirely true, some good buys have been made – Toby, Dele, Sanchez, Wanyama, Son (you’ve gotta love him). And some gambles don’t come off (Janssen).

    But the fact is Daniel grabs turkeys with the Tissots. For a guy so aware of his wallet, Sissoko makes no sense, and neither, now, does his second chance at buying a Marseille wonderkid.

    I’m still waiting for Roger Morgan to come good, and Claesen, and Rebrov.

    • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Roger Morgan. That’s one for the kids!

      • SpurAndy 🍒π January 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

        I think anyone christened Roger is always starting life with a handicap. Any Rogers on this blog excepted of course :).

        • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

          Roger that.

          • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm

            Sounds like a Toby Young tweet.

            • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

              *twat

              • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

                No need to be like that! 😂

                • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

                  But, honest, guv I…

            • Camus January 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

              😁

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      I like Rebrov. Hoddle didn’t. I remember one match at WHL v Blackburn, we were 1 up, very nervy, needed a change and whole crowd were “get Rebrov on ffs Glenn” he just would do it. Didn’t trust him. Held on luckily.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

        * liked

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        Wouldn’t* oops

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    * Vileda transfer fallen through. Levy wouldnt pay the extra for the bucket.

    • Frontwheel 2 January 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Didn’t want to get rinsed

      • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

        Couldn’t handle the pressure.

        • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

          Flash in the pan.

          • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

            Squeezed out.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Sparkling!😀

  • OrganicPaper January 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    A flawed purchase, that much is obvious. He is being shipped out now to accommodate Lamela in the CL squad who was not registered previously because of injury and lack of available spaces for non homegrown players.
    Hopefully he does well for Burnley and we get some decent money for him in the summer. Thats the best we can hope for IMO

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    We’ve signed a lad called Vileda from Ligue 1. He’s apparently got funny blue dreadlocks……

    • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      He’s not a sweeper is he?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

        🙌

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

        He’s a sweeper who mops up at the back.

        • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm

          Ta dah!

          • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

            Properly wringing this one out.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

              I knew I could rely on you scrubbers..😋

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm

          🙌

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Frontwheel 2
    He mentions in his book that Georges turned up for training in the flashest of cars and all the billy big bollocks stuff that goes with being a world class established footballer,Poch was not impressed

    I was thinking about that when I read of his potential loan. I wonder what Sean Dyche will say when he repeats himself upon his arrival at Burnley.

  • Camus January 9, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Ehbahgumspur
    I think they are making room for Lamela in Champions League squad

    I hope it’s got an Xbox in it.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Good God. Its more than damning. We can’t have any more bodies going out. Poch is going to have to start dressing up mops from the broom cupboard to put on the bench. We’ve got less attacking options than Iraq in the first Gulf war.

    • Freund or Foe January 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      I don’t know what we would’ve done without him all this time.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 1:01 pm

        Its awrite, Viledas coming in. More impact.

  • Sexy Beast January 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Accy
    Making a profit on junk.
    Putting Sissoko in the shop window for £30m is ballsy aswell. I’d say it was sensible from Levy to get the maximum possible return from our duds ONLY IF the funds are reinvested in quality.
    But how often does that happen? Chances are we’ll extract maximum dollar from some poor unwitting/desparate chairman elsewhere and bring in even more junk.
    The Spurs circle of life

    That to me is saying: Pooch you gotta sell him before you buy anyone.
    ENIC out, Kane will be sold in the summer of 2019 if not 😏

  • Sexy Beast January 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Ronan
    Joe could yet think fuggit and spring a major January surprise.

    Meanwhile, back on planet earth…….

  • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    1. Poch saw potential in the lad
    2. Potential is not being realised currently
    3. Loan out to gain experience and kick-start realisation of potential
    5. Sell to Grimsby for profit

    • Frontwheel 2 January 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      He mentions in his book that Georges turned up for training in the flashest of cars and all the billy big bollocks stuff that goes with being a world class established footballer,Poch was not impressed

      • Sexy Beast January 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm

        Which in turn leads me to question his attitude.

        • Camus January 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

          Poch’s the one that always goes on about buying ‘the right profile’ of person, as well as a decent player. You’d think he’d have done his homework on the lad…
          Unless he didn’t choose him at all…

        • Frontwheel 2 January 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

          How’s Watson ?

    • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      The most accurate element there is Levy to set up a Kickstarter campaign to get the 10mill he spent on Cluedinho

  • Scott January 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Agree Harry

  • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    OK, Edwards isnt going to make it, it seems. Let’s just hope Poch doesn’t compare Oliver Skipp to Beckenbauer and jinx his chances too.

    • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      I heard from an agent/sports marketing-type person with links to Spurs, recently, that Marcus Edwards is definitely going to be brought through this year. And that we are going for an academy left back at Benfica, Sandro Cruz. Hardly something to get excited about right now, but it will at least test to see if the ITK source is worth anything.

      • Sexy Beast January 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

        Sessegnon now deemed to expensive, this is all so depressing ☹️

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm

          Yep, cos Levy fannied about again😵

      • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 1:01 pm

        Next year would be better than no year.

        WTF is wrong with the kid that he got 15 mins then it took him 2 years to be in contention again?

        There’s clearly lots wrong with him.

  • Rich G🙄 January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Can’t see how going on loan then retiring would benefit anyone😂

    • Caspurs♿️ January 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      The spectators?

  • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Not many suitable opportunities come along for Marcus Edwards, and when they do, like the Wimbledon game, he picks up a problem. This time it is a minor back twinge. Last year he couldn’t appear in the FA cup either because he was injured. In October 2016 he was in he frame to be in the squad for Leverkusen, but got injured.

    What will be the reason he doesn’t make the squad for Newport County I wonder?

    • Caspurs♿️ January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm
      • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm

        Cheers. Edwards is a twat.

      • caveman January 9, 2018 at 1:02 pm

        Thanks Cas, that was a great informative read.

    • Accy January 9, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      List of Edward’s suggested injuries for Newport game:

      1. Fungal infection due to wearing underpants more than once
      2. Milk teeth coming through
      3. Barber on holiday

      • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

        4. Eye strain from staring too long at a mirror.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        Pansy afraid to play on a shit pitch.

      • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 1:02 pm

        4. In a holding cell after attempting to assassinate his masseur

      • Frontwheel 2 January 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm

        Hiding from a stalker with the initials DD

  • Mattspurs January 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    What’s the worst that could happen? He could not play at all and get sold in the summer, I guess he could get injured but could also play a bit and do well. Now just need to sell Sissoko

    • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      I suppose the worst would be that he’s electric for Burnley, rips the opposition yo pieces with his pace, and scores a hatful of goals. Calling Poch’s team selection, coaching ability, and tactical ability into grave doubt.

      • Wig January 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

        Why would that be the worst case scenario? Surely the best case is if he does well at Burnley, then the two options are we recall him back into our squad with improved PL experience or we sell him to the highest bidder (not necessarily Burnley) at an inflated value that he has earned. He’s not currently getting game time plus he takes a CL squad slot away from fit-again Lamela, so makes complete sense to loan him out now

  • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    We know Levy buys them (or not) but who scouted them? Step forward Paul Mitchell, during who’s time we bought A-Wimmer-way, Clinton Cards and N’Cluedo.

    To be fair we also bought Toby, Wanyama and Son…but to attribute these to his scouting genius and ‘unrivalled contacts throughout Europe’ seems generous, to say the least.

    Oh, he also scouted Batshit and resigned because Levy didn’t pay the transfer fee of €40 million.

    • Mattspurs January 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      He scouted Batshite and we signed his team mate NKD

      • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        So we dodged a €40m bullet and got hit by the €15m one instead. Not ideal, but not the worst end of that deal.

    • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Yeah Paul Mitchell, what a cunt. So glad that we got shot of him.

      Give me some deadbeat who was sacked by Derby any day of the week.

      • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

        Well since then we’ve signed Davinson Sanchez and the Foyth lad who’s at least getting some (minimal) game time, so…

        • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

          I don’t believe Mitchell’s been snapped up even though his gardening leave is now up.

          • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm

            He’s been raking it in til now.

            • Real Fan? January 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

              Hedging his bets.

  • Ehbahgumspur January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I think they are making room for Lamela in Champions League squad

    • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Grow a brain.

  • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Why would Dyche want NKoudou? Has he even seen him play, cos I’m struggling to even recall a dew

    • gloster1861 January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

      *few seconds.

    • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Ask Dyche. He’s taken him.

  • Accy January 9, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Making a profit on junk.

    Putting Sissoko in the shop window for £30m is ballsy aswell. I’d say it was sensible from Levy to get the maximum possible return from our duds ONLY IF the funds are reinvested in quality.

    But how often does that happen? Chances are we’ll extract maximum dollar from some poor unwitting/desparate chairman elsewhere and bring in even more junk.

    The Spurs circle of life

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 11:46 am

    He’s shit so we loan him out. OK. Permanently looking at his back side. OK. Since we have such a deep bench let’s not replace him. HUH? We are overflowing with talent waiting to breakthrough. NOT. Send one out, bring in no one. The master micro manager strikes again. Save wages, YAY. Fuck me.

    • Ronan January 9, 2018 at 11:54 am

      The window’s still young. Sanchez and Ozil may yet receive bonus-related wage deals they can’t refuse.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

        Not from us they won’t.

        • Ronan January 9, 2018 at 11:58 am

          Joe could yet think fuggit and spring a major January surprise.

  • Caspurs♿️ January 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I waited patiently so Mys could be foist.

    • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Very nice of you.

  • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Bye George!

    • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2018 at 11:43 am

      *Georges. 🤬

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 January 9, 2018 at 11:46 am

        Hehehehe

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 January 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        All of them?