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Finally A Spurs Player Says Something Intelligent

Finally A Spurs Player Says Something Intelligent

Eric Dier said: “Football is about winning trophies. If you ask us later on in life and we hadn’t won a trophy with the squad we have now, the players we’ve got and the base we have to do that… if in five years’ time [that hadn’t happened] everyone would be disappointed.

‘We’ve got to keep working hard and improving as there is still a lot we can work on before we reach that level, and the whole squad is desperate to win trophies.”

Trophies.

Tangible tings one can touch.

No graphs, spreadsheets or threats to build a pissing time machine that will take us back to some epoch entitled ‘the dark old days’.

No pseudo-shareholder speak, no crowing over the acquisition of capital assets, no threats of bankruptcy if we have the audacity to actually try and build a bloody football team.

No sneering at competitions that are older than your nan’s teeth. No hiring of Wembley stadium, but actually playing your way to a final lifting a pot.

The sheer warmth, the fuzzy sense of wellbeing that comes from winning a cup that your dad used to speak of with a slight tear in his eye.

Get on with it Levy you mediocre chump and if you can, up your piss poor game. New stadium? Amazeballs training facility?

All wrap, no gift.

I want silverware.

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

  • Paul Nelson January 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Hear bloody hear!!!!

  • Elevenstonedidiots January 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Here bloody here. I’ve never seen a top 4 finish being paraded around on an open top bus. If we had even fielded a half decent team against Liverpool in the EFL Cup we could be playing for a place in the final this week

  • Spurstacus 💋 January 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    @1st TBH ANZACs
    Looking forward to the day you dole bludging hoons get over here. Top lads.

  • Spurstacus 💋 January 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Real Fan?
    Big Ron is but a phone call away.

    That’s the sort of comment a f*cking lazy n*gger would make. Ooops. Is my mic still live?!

    • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Won more trophies than Poch, would take him in a heart beat..

      • Real Fan? January 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        Despite the casual racism?

      • Spurstacus 💋 January 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

        Big Ron Atkinson?! Naff off!

        • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm

          Absolutely, was thinking Andy Gray as a number two.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 January 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

            Plop!

            • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

              Flushed down the Tottenham bowl!!

  • Salt in the Wound January 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    He plays three at the back against Villa, who offered no attacking threat whatsoever. Why? Because Poch has time and again sent teams into winnable cup games and come back with nothing. If the whole exercise was meant to have been about Janssen then that’s just about OK – he had an hour, he looked desperate and out of his depth, now there can be no doubt that this was a punt that back-fired. But it wasn’t just about that, it was about the fact that the squad still isn’t a squad – I think Davies is a good LB (and reminds me of Galvin), but Rose is doing something different. There is no Kane replacement. There are no equivalents for Dembele and Erik. There is no Wanyama-2. There’s only one Dele. Villa played a wall and it wasn’t until Alli came on that the wall got confused and stopped working. Nkoudou made a name for himself and Wycombe is like being given a dollop of jam to take away the nasty taste that the first 45 minutes left – but I tasted Leverkusen and Dortmund and Palace last year – a bunch of players not clicking because bits are missing and they can’t improvise and take a game by the scruff. That’s the bad breath in amongst the sweet-talk. There’s an eleven, now, that is worth being excited about, but that eleven needs to be a 22, and even when it isn’t there it’s Poch’s job to be able to take pieces out and have it still work as a whole. I remember a game against Bayern Munich in the 80s when half the team was missing and they still went out and had a go,;it’s that having a go that’s gone missing these days (fuck me, that reads like a Dad’s Army script.).

    • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      I am not Poch fan, but things have improved during his time here on the pitch/results in league context. He can still improve as can Levy, the board, the off field team and every player in the squad.

      • James the James January 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        Jesus H fkn Christ. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK GOES ON IN THE NOGGIN OF THE AVERAGE SPURS FAN?

        I really struggle to get my head around some of the demented shyte that comes out of our gobs sometimes. If we are not bleating on about Levy we are whining about the best manager we have had since the FUCKING SIXTIES. We are Tottenham, 2 league titles in more than a century and we have no right to have been as good as we have been for the last 5 seasons. You and the mugs like you whom the sane ones among us have to listen to are a fucking embarrassment. Do us all a favour and take your bleating down to Chelsea

        • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

          I am with you on this, I might not have been able to muster up the same passion as you, but I think I said exactly the same thing as you, well at least that’s what I meant.

    • Frontwheel 2 January 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Poop

      • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

        what is poop?

        • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          Another word for Shiiiiite.

    • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Salt what point are you trying to make?

    • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      If it’s about the quality in the depth of squad, I would say to you that after Poch secured the quality of our defence making it one of the best, he still had a problem with creating through the final third but that has been a little sorted with Eriksen’s better play, the addition of Winks some great play from Rose and Dele growing up a little bit the past few weeks. (I believe NKoudoo can only help in this area too)
      So he is just getting that part going.
      As the the squad that should follow.

  • Syd January 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I wonder is the little pub on the corner nearest to the Spurs shop still there. It was a dingy little place but had character up to the yazoo. Does anyone know?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 January 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      The pub on the corner is now a Spurs ticket office. The No 8 pub is a good one to use though, just two doors away. Spurs only access on matchdays.

      • Syd January 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        It’s a shame really but that’s progress I suppose

    • Spurstacus 💋 January 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      The Corner Pin.

      • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        And no it isn’t.

  • SpurAndy January 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Just listening to Cross the gooner journo on Talksport and he’s absolutely creaming himself over how good Tottenham are. I’m sure those conspiracy peeps will see an agenda but I find it quite refreshing.

    • Camus January 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      It’s irrelevant and he’s probably only saying it because he thinks it’ll help to get Dele Alli sold and Poch snapped up by another club.

      • Spurstacus 💋 January 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        What gives you the right to be so g*ddam cheerful all the time?

      • Rich G January 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm

        +1 ,cross is a massive cunt and best ignored

        • 61SpursNut🌰 January 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          At least Taff knows what he’s talking about.

  • Frontwheel 2 January 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The special one just trying to disrupt our squad,fair play to him,it shows he sees us as a threat.
    Other teams are always trying to pick of our best talent,when serious bids come in,which will happen then we’ll know where we stand.Playing at Wembley next year is my biggest worry

    • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Yup, playing at Wembley concerns me as well.

      • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Cas, that was never going to work out, there is clear historical evidence for that

  • caveman January 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The media ALWAYS manage to bring a cloud to piss on our parade when we are high flying. We are looking as good as the very best and suddenly our best players are being linked with the fuckologist clubs. There should be a law against this false reporting.

    • Frontwheel 2 January 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Happens most teams,Tottenham fans are just a bit more touchy than most

      • Harry Hotspur January 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        Correct – we’re very thin skinned

    • SpurAndy January 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

      I refuse to rise to these sort of speculation. In fact I see it as a positive in that if our players are being bigged up it means the team and club are being successful. Anyway if a player wants away then a journo writing speculation won’t make any difference to what the player or agent have decided to do imo.

      • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 11:51 am

        *this

        • SpurAndy January 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

          Mornin Cas, bit slow today 🙂

          • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

            I’m always slow, but I prefer the term methodical.

            • SpurAndy January 10, 2017 at 11:58 am

              Your relegious leanings are purely your affair mate!

    • Elevenstonedidiots January 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      It won’t change until Spurs are taken seriously as a club who wants to win things. We also have previous of selling our best players. There’s only one person who can change all of that….

  • Gus January 10, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Just saw Sunderland Liverpool highlights. Midget Gem should have got a hattrick

  • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Nkoudo

  • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This squad largely came together last season. We improved our league position, this improvement has remained this season. We have improved. We have a shot at three trophies remaining this season.

  • MarkFalco January 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I missed the previous blog due to real life intervening, but H tells it as it is.
    Of course there are many, many strikers out there who would happily sign with us regardless of Kane being no.1. We don’t need an established star either, but a guy from a lower league on the way up, or as a stopgap to at least give us a fighting chance this season, a loan of an older striker in his autumn years maybe, just somebody that can actually improve the team when they come on, which patently isn’t the case with Janssen.
    It beggars belief that some people would even consider that each PL club, or C-ship club for that matter, would need only 1 striker on their books, and more than anything else betrays their utter ignorance of the game and the mechanics of a real football club (as opposed to a virtual one).
    Even allowing for the ridiculous notion that Kane could stay fit all season like some superman (despite being burnt out last season), whilst playing in all PL games, plus Europe etc. plus England games, then that strange attitude doesn’t take into account the complete transformations of Rose and Walker since they both got serious competition for their places. Players need competition to focus their game. In addition a young striker would use Kane as a role model to look up to and hence improve his own game.
    H is right about Levy and ENIC – their aim is to turn THFC into a global brand and make money – buckets of the stuff, any success whilst that is being pursued would be entirely coincidental. Will Levy suddenly change his methodology once the new stadium is up and running and we get the takings of 60,000 plus every game? I would be very surprised if he did, unless he’s going in for a personality change in between times.

    • MartinChiversAuntie January 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      yes but we finished above three of the team H lists in that thread/post, who he suggests have better back up, so how does that work then? yes we can improve but possibly don’t need to as much as they do, we do have CL or EL to deal with also over and above the two above us now, but still we remain above 2 of harry’s list (the list where we finished above 3 last season, on previous back up striker thread)

  • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

    60 mil for both Walker & Rose is quite funny, I’d slap an 85 mil price tag on each, see if anyones stupid enough to pay up. If so, refuse to sell Rose & give the Walker sale a little consideration…

    • MarkFalco January 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Forget that nonsense my friend, it’s the Sun pissing in the wind as usual. Besides why would Walker and Rose move DOWN the table?

      • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

        I know, all these players must be looking forward to the new stadium as well. One season at Wemberley & then they genuinly get to play at the best stadium in the country. I bet Poch can’t wit either!

    • Rich G January 10, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Walker is nowhere near roses level that’s true

      • 61SpursNut🌰 January 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        Yes he is.

  • gus January 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Camus
    He’s right, of course, and players will start to leave if they feel they can’t win anything at Spurs. I think this season is probably the key one in the Poch Project in that respect.
    But… We had the League Cup Final in Poch’s first season, and the title was up for grabs when we were in 2nd place last season. So we have had good opportunities.
    Talk is cheap. The time is for doing.

    We are building to something, I’m just not sure what. The fact that most of our core players have signed long term deals is a sign that those in the know are happy with the direction the club is taking. I hope we can win something soon

  • LingLongMan 🚯 January 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Good to see the Bindipper fans robbing their own players.

  • Camus January 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

    He’s right, of course, and players will start to leave if they feel they can’t win anything at Spurs. I think this season is probably the key one in the Poch Project in that respect.
    But… We had the League Cup Final in Poch’s first season, and the title was up for grabs when we were in 2nd place last season. So we have had good opportunities.

    Talk is cheap. The time is for doing.

  • OfftheShelf January 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I have seen in the media an offer of 60m for both full backs, 80m for Kane and 80m for Alli. Is e erg journo a Tottenham hater.
    The Street has changed a great deal since I left and the standard of the journos since to have declined, they only seem to be on a nodding acquaintance with the truth.

    • OfftheShelf January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

      ‘are all journos’

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

    The Labour Party really need to get together and decide on future policy on virtually every topic, currently within the party every MP seems to have a different view on strategy, Brexit, Public Spending, Open Borders etc etc they really need to speak with one voice. I would love to see a strong Labour Party in opposition to the Tory Clowns we currently have !

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 8:16 am

    If the figure of 500+ gay Professional Footballers in roughly 5000 is even close then we can assume that at least 2-3 are likely to be found at each PL Club.
    Though I feel it would be unfair to play “Spot the Gay” I shall be paying close attention to mannerisms and goal celebrations, not to mention hair styles.

    • MiT January 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

      I would prefer not to know. I truly respect the fellas who are able to keep their personal lives very private. In my opinion, it should always stay that way.

      • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 8:54 am

        Totally agree but it seems the FA chief wants them all to come out, utter folly in my opinion.

        • Spurstacus January 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

          Yes. They are desperately champing at the bit for an outy.

  • Superspoz 👍 January 10, 2017 at 8:03 am

    David Dillenberg
    Yes whilst I would reject it an £80M offer for Kane is tempting.

    Do you get commission?

    • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

      And replace him with what ?

      • Spurstacus January 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

        £80m.

    • James the James January 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Worth taking I’d say if it were not for the fact that he’s homegrown and loves the club. he is irreplaceable

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Gay footballers should all come out together on the first day of the season, is Greg Clarke mad ?
    Imagine Dier & Wanyama taking the field hand in hand, or the goal celebration kiss, worse still if a player is not picked to play, the gaffer is Homophobic.
    Lamela in high heeled boots, handbags behind the goalposts, gay changing rooms, substitutions due to broken fingernails. Another FA brainwave !

  • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:52 am

    If Poch takes the Barca job which I doubt he will do then surely either no nonsense talking Tony Pulis or Eddie Howe is likely to be his natural successor unless of course he replaces Wenger.

    • melcyid January 10, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Pardew is available

      • Syd January 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

        Allardyce will be shortly as well

        • melcyid January 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

          we can have the pick of the crop

          • Real Fan? January 10, 2017 at 7:38 am

            Big Ron is but a phone call away.

            • Superspoz 👍 January 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

              Woy?

              • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

                You gotta be joklin

  • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Gloster1861
    Mind you, it has been deferred far too long. Lewis has had the wherewithal to push things along much faster with a generous injection of his own money, like fan owners are supposed to do. Instead, all the development has been funded by the fans directly or indirectly, whereas all the profits will go to ENIC.

    Good business works that way. Customers pay. Nobody forces them. It’s not slave labour.
    Owners have to keep fans happy.
    Its not a religion.

    • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:47 am

      Ron I hear what you say about the wider sphere of building a dynasty but short term I just want to win a trophy, any trophy this season will do!

      • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 3:56 am

        I want us to be a dynasty

        • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:57 am

          yes I always had a soft spot for sexy Joan Collins!

        • McG ⚽⚽ January 10, 2017 at 10:13 am

          I’d like us to be a Dallas buyers club

  • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 3:37 am

    East Stand
    I agree that the club is strong but there have been so many false dawns under ENIC. Whenever we’ve had a decent looking team that if kept together could have gone on to win something it’s been sold to the highest bidder. Time after time in fact.
    The cynicism of what the owners are doing is based on their track record Ron.
    I have always acknowledged Levy & Co have run things well on the spreadsheet front. The training facilities and new stadium are looking very swanky additions. A football club needs trophies as additions too, otherwise it becomes a soulless husk.
    We have gotten very close to that under ENIC at times…

    We are closer than we have ever been

    • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:39 am

      Closer / winning trophies = buying world class players not ones from Primark and Matilan.

      • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 3:56 am

        We have World Class players without paying world class prices.
        Its always easier to spend someone else’s money

  • Ronwol196061 January 10, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Harry Hotspur
    Ron, you old romantic. In the cold light of day, fans want to win stuff. No?

    At end of the day yes, winning something is important and the markers… The tangibility of success….. But instead of a semi lucky cup win I’d prefer to see depth of quality and the build up to building for a dynasty. I think we are doing that. I think Levy is now on that track.
    We are intact and getting better. The house is being built. That’s not romance. I saw the bricks and mortar myself.

  • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Luan Vieira goals & skills 2014-2016
    Striker: £35M bracket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdNkDZgpPLM

  • melcyid January 10, 2017 at 3:20 am

    If you have 3hrs 17 minutes and a few seconds I cant think of a better way.Footage I never knew existed. Ronwol give him his dues was there though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hy2ySqt2Vk

    • MysteriousStranger January 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Reckon they should have had Hoddle do a retake or two, not the best of intros.

  • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Phew a potential scandal even before he is elected!! Never one to be conventional thats Donald for you. Now that President-elect Donald Trump has named his son-in-law, Jared Kushner (the 35-year-old married to Trump’s Daughter Ivanka Trump) I am pleased to see nepotism at the top is alive and kicking!! Jared played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy as one of Donald’s senior White House advisers.
    Democrats immediately called for a review of the appointment, citing nepotism laws and potential conflicts.
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee urged the Department of Justice and the Office of Government Ethics to step in.
    Earlier, Mr Trump hailed his son-in-law as a “tremendous asset” and he was proud to give him a “key leadership role” in the administration.
    The New York businessman will be inaugurated as the 45th president on 20 January.

    • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:15 am

      Source: BBC News.

  • Big toe January 10, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I think a lot of these rumoured interests in our players are spread to unsettle them, it used to be an old Fergie trick.

    • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:29 am

      Indeed namely Berbatov and Carrick both of whom went onto win trophies at Manure. Funny that.

  • Horndog 😎 January 10, 2017 at 2:12 am

    These stupid shit articles stating that Manure and Manc are each ready to do whatever it takes to get Walker and Rose are so laughable. Where do these rum dumbs come up with this shit? I thought our press was inexcusable?

    • caveman January 10, 2017 at 2:15 am

      You’d almost think they had a legal entitlement to tell Spurs they’re taking them off our hands. Arrogant bastards.

      • Horndog 😎 January 10, 2017 at 2:22 am

        Simply amazing bullshit Cavey.

      • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:38 am

        The difference here is that unlike our esteemed Chairman Manure hierarchy will weigh in with some tempting high offers instead of derisory valuations. Bing bank bosh, no messing for all our players.

        • Syd January 10, 2017 at 3:48 am

          I don’t there is anything in any of it Dilly

          • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 3:56 am

            Yes whilst I would reject it an £80M offer for Kane is tempting.

            • Syd January 10, 2017 at 3:59 am

              BUT….you would reject it….as I think would Levy. I believe Poch wants to build something special

              • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 4:04 am

                Assuming Poch who is linked with Barcelona stays. Given the level of expectation at Barca and RM I would when Spanish mangers come and go quickly.

                • Syd January 10, 2017 at 4:27 am

                  I dare say RM are happy with their manager. But neither will come knocking

            • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 4:10 am

              I dare say Manure will throw in some enticing surplus players as possible bait in any future transfer deals which of course will be rejected.

              • Syd January 10, 2017 at 4:26 am

                So not worth talking about then…in the BS bin…

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 1:49 am

    I can lay my hands on a very nice Oak and Glass Trophy Cabinet if we win something, could do the Club a “Special Price” £1650 all in, i’ll even throw in a couple of Halogen Spotlights.

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Was told earlier there is a film Arsenal due for release starring Nicholas Cage, just looked the ratings, looks like one to miss !

    • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 1:40 am

      Blimey, is it the long unawaited sequel to the Arsenal Murder Mystery of 1939?

  • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Managed to get 5 up tonight in the Pub Quiz, Category was Film…Days of Thunder ( the young ones had no chance )
    1. Who played the lead (Racecar Driver)
    2. Who played his love interest
    3. What hit song was the film soundtrack
    4. Full name of the Young Stock Car Driver who proved himself in Nascar.
    5. In what year did the film first screen.(within a year either way).

    Unusual for me to get names and dates right. We still lost the quiz by 3 points, i had 3 dummies on my card.

    • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 1:35 am

      Good for you.

      Any other news?

      • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 1:37 am

        Oh yes, Martin McGuinness has resigned and looks like forcing an election over in your place. How’s that going down?

        • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 1:42 am

          Badly needed, First Minister being a prat, and all over a £590m waste of Public money. This lot couldn’t run a piss up in a brewery.

          • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 1:47 am

            Sounds like it was a pet project. Funny how money can be found for some things, but then poverty is pleaded by these politicos.

        • David Dillenberg January 10, 2017 at 4:15 am

          From observing latest BBC picture and hearing him speak he does not look in the best of health which may have influenced his decision.

      • Razspur January 10, 2017 at 1:37 am

        See above

    • Shocked January 10, 2017 at 1:46 am

      1tom cruise

      3 Nicole Kidman not sure of the rest or 3 enlighten me

  • Syd January 10, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I want us to win. You want us to win. The players and coaches want to win. And no doubt the owners would rather we win then lose.
    But in life there a sometimes there are reasons for doing something other than just winning. People going to unwinnable battles and lose their life because they do it out of loyalty. I don’t come from North London and never lived n the UK. But I’ve supported Spurs all my life. Over 50 years. And I have stayed with them from start to finish and I will stay with them until I die, whether they win or lose. I believe the current situation puts us in a good position in the next 2 or 3 years to become one of Europe’s biggest clubs. We are well run and we will have the money soon to compete with those clubs that have had almost a Monopoly now for the last 20 years.
    I’m just glad we are not owned by any Russian or Arab billionaire.

    • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Syd, I’m assuming you’ve been to the Lane, if not why not?

      • Syd January 10, 2017 at 2:39 am

        Good afternoon Cas,
        Hope things are well your end. In 2009 (I think) I travelled to the UK just to see my Spurs for the first and only time live. I attended a wedding in Canada and jumped on a plane to London straight after. I was willing to pay anything to see Spurs but for the time period I was there I could only get a ticket for the West Ham game at the Boleyn. We had to buy a ticket from a bullshit season ticket holder and it cost me 240 pounds, ripped off I know but I thought it maybe my only time as I had just survived a long battle with cancer so I took it and paid for it. We won that game 2 -1 whilst I was sitting in the middle of those ugly pricks.
        I went to the lane and looked around, bought heaps of gear from the shop and had a beer at this little pub on the corner near the Spurs shop. I loved every second of it.
        Nothing would make me happier then to see my lilywhites win one of the three remaining comp’s in our last year at the lane.
        We fans deserve it I know that – but I am a pragmatist.
        I may or may not be in the minority but I think the mathematics explain a lot – 35,000 seats to 50 to 60,000 makes a huge difference.
        I will definitely be at the New Lane or (Nike Stadium) when it opens and I don’t care how much it costs and then I will buy every one of you a nice COLD beer on the day and Halibut will be right next to me..

        • LingLongMan 🚯 January 10, 2017 at 3:29 am

          I like silver, gold not so much. Titanium is my fav though.
          Can I come too Syd?😎

          • Syd January 10, 2017 at 4:00 am

            You’re in Lingy of course

        • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 10:48 am

          Yay bloody yay Syd! 👍

    • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 1:33 am

      The romance and sentiment of winning a trophy in the last year of the Lane would be something fine and marvellous. The problem is that ENIC have no ounce of romance in them. And we are owned by a billionaire, it’s just we got one who refuses to spend any of his own money to bring success to the club he supposedly supports. Just like we brought in Paulinho, the only Brazilian international who had no flipping skill.

      • Syd January 10, 2017 at 2:44 am

        Glos, I saw Paulinho play in the CONCACAF just before he joined us. He was outrageously good. I was so excited when he signed. I think he was voted player of the tournament or at least player of the final. He had all the skills at the time but for some reason it did not work but at the time I thought he was a fantastic buy.

  • David January 10, 2017 at 1:13 am

    So far I gather from “reports” Ali, Walker, Rose, Kane, etc are all leaving!! Funny how all the pundits don’t think we are any good

  • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:48 am

    This January not even seen a rumour about any incoming players. That is unusual.

  • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Another home tie, and with Wycombe. Only thing that marred this gift to Spurs was the failure of Arsenal to draw Cheatski, ManUre versus Citeh and the dippers away to AFC Wimbledon (for old times sake).

    The only decent tie is Derby versus Leicester. 😒

    • paul January 10, 2017 at 12:40 am

      Wycombe at home, it doesn’t get much better than that, another tweaked B team should see us through and save legs; cop another decent draw after that and we’re seriously in, FA cup should get prioritised over the ropey from that point on.

      • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:42 am

        Our name on cup. Another home tie, or “doing an Arsenal”, as I call it.

        • paul January 10, 2017 at 12:44 am

          Last year at the lane, yes please!

          • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:46 am

            We were first out of the draw. Must be our year.

            • paul January 10, 2017 at 12:48 am

              🙂

    • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 12:41 am

      Sarfampton v arse?

      • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

        I have my doubts about Saints.

        • Caspurs♿️ January 10, 2017 at 12:49 am

          Thats a completely different story.

  • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:10 am

    FA Cup older than my nan’s teeth? Just, by 7 years. I vaguely remember visiting her in the 1960s, she was living in a Victorian style parlour surrounded by stuffed birds in cases.

    • Hartley January 10, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Sounds like my gaff

      • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:44 am

        Heavy brocaded swags and skirts?

        • Hartley January 10, 2017 at 1:02 am

          I’ve got a couple of stuffed birds in here and one of em could be wearing a swatch but it’s hiding in her wrinkly arm skin, it could be half a handcuff also.

  • Spursy January 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I agree about the gloriously. I sense a determination that’s long been missing and they aren’t getting carried away. They really want success.

  • East Stand January 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    ‘All wrap, no gift’ perfectly sums up ENIC and Levy’s 15 year tenure at Spurs…

    • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      Actually not. While the populace is looking for instant gratification they are putting it away so the fans can enjoy a solid future
      A building that’s fitting for a great team and a great team.
      The natives are restless but they are doing the right thing in investing in the future.
      Too few do this today.
      Our club is strong.

      • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:17 am

        Deferred gratification, supposedly one of the markers to show intellectual development from a child, into an adult. Says it all, really.

        • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:28 am

          Mind you, it has been deferred far too long. Lewis has had the wherewithal to push things along much faster with a generous injection of his own money, like fan owners are supposed to do. Instead, all the development has been funded by the fans directly or indirectly, whereas all the profits will go to ENIC.

      • Harry Hotspur January 10, 2017 at 12:17 am

        Ron, you old romantic. In the cold light of day, fans want to win stuff. No?

      • East Stand January 10, 2017 at 12:24 am

        I agree that the club is strong but there have been so many false dawns under ENIC. Whenever we’ve had a decent looking team that if kept together could have gone on to win something it’s been sold to the highest bidder. Time after time in fact.

        The cynicism of what the owners are doing is based on their track record Ron.

        I have always acknowledged Levy & Co have run things well on the spreadsheet front. The training facilities and new stadium are looking very swanky additions. A football club needs trophies as additions too, otherwise it becomes a soulless husk.

        We have gotten very close to that under ENIC at times…

        • Gloster1861 January 10, 2017 at 12:29 am

          It’s been a long road indeed …

          • melcyid January 10, 2017 at 12:36 am

            A road less travelled

  • Spursy January 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I was intrigued by the BBC interview after yesterday’s game with Tripper and Davies. Both were low key and really focused. (Davies even batted off the opportunity to be all goofy about scoring his first Spurs goal.)

    I suddenly got a new feeling about the team and the squad that poured through my TV screen and knocked me square between the eyes. That feeling formulated itself into a thought and that thought was: “Holy sh*t, they really mean business and want to win everything.”

    • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Spurs we are on the right track.
      There us no need to win everything in a minute. The club doesn’t think that way but Poch and the players surely want that. I still think it’s too early. I’m glad we didn’t win the league last season. Or even this.
      I want to see us win it gloriously

      • Real Fan? January 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm

        It’s the only way we know how.

      • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm

        Ron, are you on crack?

        • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

          It not, he should be.

          • MysteriousStranger January 9, 2017 at 11:53 pm

            *If

            • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm

              Fhanks.

          • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

            DHL must have a just giving page…

        • East Stand January 10, 2017 at 12:27 am

          I’m going with Ecstasy…

      • Spursy January 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm

        I agree about the gloriously. I sense a determination that’s long been missing and they aren’t getting carried away. They really want success.

      • melcyid January 10, 2017 at 12:35 am

        gloriously would be to win it this year our last at the Lane.

      • Shocked January 10, 2017 at 1:42 am

        Ron we still can! Chelsea are catchable its Liverpool I worry about, you take Costa or hazard out and Chelsea will be doomed not to mention the CB who’s a ticking Brazilian time bomb, he’s gonna see red at some point,

        i just have a feeling this year it’ll come Down to the final day and we might just be lurking still, Chelsea draw at Sunderland and we Nick it

  • oxspur January 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    The FA CUP is our best chance of silverware and imagine winning it in our last year at the lane how bloody brilliant would that be COYS

    • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      We are going for everything we are still in…but apart from the league we will use secondary players in the cups augmenting them with top notch bench players until we get really close
      Then it might change a little so there is no one target I don’t think

    • Harry Hotspur January 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      @Oxspur Donna Cullen will have you executed in your sleep!

  • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Ronwol196061
    Nobody else could do a Millwood. In that way it’s unique.
    I do like those Millwall/West Ham games… They make everything else look like a Halloween party

    So you haven’t heard then ron? Lewisham council wants to kick them out and build a car park !

    • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Millwall and West Ham are headed for homelessnessnessless…

  • Hartley January 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    With 42 points in the bag already we can now fuck the league off and go for a cup double.

    • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Go Big or Fucking Go zHome

      Hold it Don’t move your markers please… We are not quite there yet

    • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      This idea is so stupid, it’s border line genius. I fucking live it!

      • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        *luv

        • Hartley January 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm

          You’re welcome sugar tits.

          • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

            And his warm embrace.

          • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:37 pm

            X

  • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Teutonic physics is about working towards a goal.

    We finally figured out how to score.

    Levy finally figured out how to put his business model together with a more progressive model to create success.

    The stadium cannot be built in a day. At first you go backwards as you tear down the old to build.

    It takes time. It’s a teutonic graph. Its angling for a spot and working towards it.

    The odd trophy keeps the natives happy for five minutes (see Leicester) The downside is Leeds.
    The upside are dynasties.

    • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      At least were not doing a Millwall.

      • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 10:28 pm

        Nobody else could do a Millwood. In that way it’s unique.
        I do like those Millwall/West Ham games… They make everything else look like a Halloween party

        • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          Millwouldnt

    • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Teutonics is the way forward. Wait… Gin and Teutonics? Sorry, my mistake – two tunics. No? Tectonics, then?

      It’s academic – moronic (I need a colonic).

      • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:40 pm

        Technotronics?

        • Ronwol196061 January 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm

          Alcoholics Androgynous

  • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Was winning a cup in 08 on a par with Portsmouth and Wigan winning a cup?

  • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    No income tax, no VAT
    No money back, no guarantee

    Yes sir, I can boogie – all night long …

  • Horndog 😎 January 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Silverware? Then we’d have to buy polish and a rag. 🤓Well we are still alive for three trophies. FA Cup has to be the most realistic. Europa League a wild goose chase. League title, close but no cigar.

  • Superspoz 👍 January 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Go fourth

  • Spurstacus 💋 January 9, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Titter

  • melcyid January 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    atrophyism

  • Hartley January 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Guffaw

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