Date: 21st January 2019 at 1:25pm
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My thanks to the superb Forensic Onions

Lloris – One dodgy moment, but one of his best performances this season generally, some good saves. 

Trippier – Worked hard, saw a lot of the ball, but was well martialed for the most part and didn’t contribute enough of quality. 

Alderwiereld – Stepped out of defence well, good game. 

Sanchez – Mitrovic gave him a torrid time, as he can do, he didn’t always come out entirely on top, but didn’t wilt either. Tough game, but kept at it. 

Vertonghen – Like TA, stepped out with the ball well throughout. 

Rose – As ever he gets plaudits for his intentions, as ever, would love to see some composure from him in good positions. Decent effort though.

Winks – Absolutely superb today. Made the most ball recoveries (11). Defensively is learning and improving every game. Constantly plays with his head up, and from the first minute was looking forwards.

Most passes in opposition half (72), most forward passes by a mile (43), 91 passes completed. I like that he can move with ball too.

Today, we saw a different Winks, getting into forward zones, and looking to play more incisive passes (like the one that played Rose into the box). Great game. MOTM

Byte sweatshirt

Eriksen – I was a little disappointed with his lack of risk taking first half, but maybe playing in a CM2 system does hamstring him a little, especially when the opposition are a bit lively. Still came up with a vital assist, and did work hard and saw plenty of the ball. 

Lamela – Pretty poor game to be honest, was erratic and careless at times, this is partly Lamela’s DNA, but I guess not helped when you aren’t playing regularly either. 

Alli – Much like Lamela, found the condensed spaces hard to operate in, and frittered away the ball too cheaply at times and goal aside didn’t really give the game much tangible quality product, but did put in effort. 

Llorente – This is going to be a tough few weeks. Ignoring the wasted chances, Kane wastes chances, you just don’t get that all action, uberness that Kane brings, and without the effervescent Son to fill in, we really missed that energy.

Completed 9 passes. Not a good day, but then when you are starting your first league game of the season in January, I guess it’s not ideal either. 

Nkoudou – Absolutely superb cross for the winner. 

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

  • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Ronaldo sends selfie from fancy private plane. What a knob! Unless he never knew

  • Billy the yid January 23, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Joy untold. So he’s allowing people in to watch the superbowl in a couple of weeks. Into the nfl lounge or whatever it is. You make sure their ok Daniel, don’t worry about helping the fucking football club that’s left with the debt for you to endulge your little fantasy. I don’t care if people say it’s not relevant, it is fucking relevant. He doesn’t give a shit about our football club, because e if he did we wouldn’t have gone the last 2 seasons with one proper striker for starters. As much as I hope we win tomorrow and Sunday it ain’t out of the realms of reality we could lose both, which will delay his next stadium announcement. Drip feed bad news til its accepted. Still as long as your nfl buddies are in there with their hot dogs and bottles of bud eh

    • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:07 am

      How can you associate allowing a few hundred into a completed bar as spending millions on a striker and allowing 60k plus into the stadium. He is milking the cash cow early. I agree he is a tosser, and the stadium is making this worse, but this is irrelevant. The way people talk on here sometimes is crazy…”My wife left me…I blame ENIC..!” they have done enough bad things to be hung by their own actions, making them responsible for other things makes it look like you have an axe to grind rather than legitimate issues.

      • Billy the yid January 23, 2019 at 10:46 am

        Because the man can’t even have the decency to explain to 42000people who he’s had cash off what’s going on. This is the man who told everyone September. Now I’m gonna go out on alimb here and say he knew that wasn’t realistic. So sorry, if he had an ounce of decency or an honest bone in his body he’d get alot more room to manoeuvre. But as he chooses his path then he must walk it. OK the striker thing is nothing to do with it, but the fact we are basically on the verge of becoming a very good five a side team, with limited attacking abilities granted, is down to a transfer policy. Of sorts. And I’d be delighted if the little bald twat took my wife away!!!

        • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:55 am

          Exaclt – valid reason to hate him…having a superbowl party is not one. lol

          • Billy the yid January 23, 2019 at 11:35 am

            There’s a million reasons to hate him. Well 637 million for now, aside from the totally unacceptable transfer situation. But I just look at that and think that we are talking abiut a man who hasn’t communicated anything to the thousands of people who have paid good chunks of cash to see the team play there. Yet first chance he can wheel his American pals in he does it. Shouldn’t really be surprised, but it’s in very bad taste for me

  • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Dyson man has £7.2 billion!! Come buy Tottenham mate

    • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 9:54 am

      guy is a hypocrite!! he backed brexit, now pulling his company from these shores to save some cash! I think he has a NET worth of £5bln according to last Times rich list. I also don’t think he is a Spurs fan, I seem to remember him claiming to be more of a Rugby fan.

      • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

        Thinking of turning my back on all companies that are leaving due to “brexit” but once you stop buy Sony or Panasonic, your TV choices drop to some very bad brands.

      • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 9:59 am

        Richard Branson voted remain and he’s a off shore man. So he’s a hypocrite too then.

        • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:03 am

          Branson as an individual yes, but Virgin has remained a UK based company paying taxes. Although they are reviewing where they will stay depending on the deal of Brexit. I actually judge remainers that leave less than leavers that leave. Had we voted remain it would be the other way around.

          • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

            End of the day, we are the customers of government, if you don’t like the way its going, leave…sadly that is not a real option for most, but the top 1% can…they represent 20% of our taxes and can easily leave.

          • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

            London which generates more money than Scotland Ireland wales Manchester Liverpool put together (apparently) never voted to leave. Hard border round the m25. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

            • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:13 am

              Don’t get democracy confused with individual choice. As part of a democratic process you have to accept the choice. As an individual you have the option to leave if you wish. As do companies. I voted remain, but I will back leave till the cows come home as that is what the nation voted for. Do I think it was a good idea…no, do I think the UK will be ok…yes of course. If I had the money to leave the UK I would (not just leave, but afford to travel back regularly enough for family), not because of Brexit but because I like hot places. So London, Scotland, Manchester all voted to remain, sadly they lost, as a democratic country they need to accept it and make the best of it. That is where all the “marches” and MP’s are getting it wrong. Just because you don’t like the result doesn’t make it wrong.

              • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:17 am

                I accept it. I’m 54 and don’t plan on working away anymore. Its the young people I feel sorry for and those that cant earn more than £150 a day.

                • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:19 am

                  Old k u n t s making decisions for the young. Its f u c k I n g wrong.

                  • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:22 am

                    If I was 17 and 364 days old before the vote I’d be pissed too like many 17 year old I know who are now 19-20.

                  • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 10:46 am

                    The world is made of the old deciding for the young. Was not all old people wanting leave – most MP’s wanted remain and they are old.

                    • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

                      I have no answers or solutions for most of the things I disagree with!

    • East Stand January 25, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      So does Joe Lewis, never put a penny in…

  • Only Me January 23, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Looks like Higuain will not make it in time. You would have to ask if he does, what sort of manager would play someone in a Semi final that only appeared at the club a few hours before.

    I am hoping we get the Chelsea that faced Arsenal, even our depleted squad should be able to handle them.

  • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Double session today lads. Penalties. No you sissy!

    • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

      *not

      • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 9:26 am

        Wouldn’t it be good if managers had to take one each. Poch step up first. BANG!! Roof a the net 🙂

  • Legoverlass January 23, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Our injury situation is not bad luck.It is gross negligence on behalf our owners who have no interest in football matters other than grabbing a top four place for zero net investmen. Levy and Pooch spinning the line that we are different to other clubs and in another place. It is impossible for us to improve on and strengthen the squad. I think Pooch likes the fact that no new players come in because that means he can position himself as a victim and as doing the best he can under the circumstances ( meaning never winning anything)and only on £8.5 million a year. What a hero he is….. no really how could anyone be expected to win anything under his situation. This is what he meant by being brave. Tts having the gonads to feed the client reference numbers with utter bulls*ite whilst charging the highest ticket prices in the EPL for an unopened stadium. That is a special kind of brave.

  • Harry Hotspur January 22, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Had lunch with a contractor today. It’ll be a challenge to omit specifics but in short, they wish they’d never got the contract – and it was worth a lump.

    • Urbane Sturgeon January 23, 2019 at 12:22 am

      Contract killer? Bout bloody time too.

      • Urbane Sturgeon January 23, 2019 at 12:25 am

        Sorry, bin binging on Ozark. Highly recommend it.

        • Cabspur January 23, 2019 at 12:26 am

          Caned it last month ,not bad i agree.

    • Cabspur January 23, 2019 at 12:26 am

      Probably what most chairmen and agents think the same as well dealing with Levy ,we are paying for he twatness now but it will only get worse.

    • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 12:49 am

      Bet he wishes he jumped on the battersea project

  • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Poch be brave and recall marcus. Tell him we need him and trust him. Not sure if he can recall him.

    • East Stand January 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Only two problems there, we don’t need him and Poch doesn’t trust him. Poch likes grafters, he’s got the wrong profile, Edwards is never gonna happen with Poch.

      • Tappaspur January 23, 2019 at 10:34 am

        He trusts him with the ball . He’s been sent abroad to grow up (to get away from his “man dem” really. (His man dem (not him) burning that stinking weed and playing play computer games till LATE. and living “charlie large” Tottenham should’ve sent a under 18 player with him for him to look after. Responsibility.

        • East Stand January 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          Too much baggage then, you can help them grow as players and as men but footy clubs and schools aren’t for this. This kind of stuff is for the social workers, and (shock horror) the parents or guardians to sort out.

  • Cabspur January 22, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Just heard Ali out until March and then has to get Poch fit,,so really the 21st or something. With the W/C, ground mistakes,injuries and of course no fresh blood we really have bad luck and of course Enic taking the piss out of us. No longer really know what to type ,,utter shambles .
    Still not a sniff of anything on Spewsnow player wise ,if we get anything out of this season Poch deserves a knighthood ,,and a new contract at a new club.

  • SpursGoliath January 22, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Actually thinking ultra cautious Dier coming back in the middle is, for once, a big boost. We’ll have to shore up our defence the next few weeks.

    Also, he is one of our only players who looks switched on enough to nod in a corner or free kick if he gets half a chance.

    Moura is just going to have to tear around the park and snap at defender’s heals – probably going to be a thankless task but that’s what he needs to do. It’s all hands to the pump, back to the walls, you name it.

    • Aussie in Switzerland January 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Let’s hope it is the old Dier from 2 years ago that returns

      • SpursGoliath January 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm

        That would be even more of a boost – but less likely!

  • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This might maybe true. Argentine Rodrigo de paul (udinese) his people are talking with us about him. I’ve never heard of him. Youtubed a look and he seems a pretty decent attacker on it. I always look at a players weaker foot first when watching clips, he only uses if for close control. No crosses no passes no shots. I dont like that. His right foot is good thorough and he finds space well. Never saw any heading.

  • Ronan January 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Right, so now no Dele to add to HK, Son and Dembers .. and yet still no activity. The exciting enic experiment becomes more exciting still: how long can a fatigued, injury-ravaged team be kept at the top end while all the revenue they generate is allocated to a stadium? And how long can a coach coveted by the world’s biggest clubs be retained under billion-pound stadium/ no players (#wellrunclub/doingitright) conditions?

    • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      On the bright side Kane and dele need a rest. Oh and the w a n k e r s aint using the clubs money on the stadium its being used to fund/prop up other projects. Its his club so its his money, he can do whatever he wants with it will probably be his attitude. Treat a cat badly see how long it sticks around. Treat a dog badly… we are dogs!

      • Ronan January 22, 2019 at 10:04 pm

        Oh? So whose money will pay for the stadium?

        • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 11:25 pm

          Banks and some of theirs.

          • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 11:26 pm

            As in tottenhams.

  • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Speaking of the dead; Jansen to Burnley for £12,000,000?

    I’d feel bad taking that much off em, have a heart Dan.

    • Only me January 22, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      I bet if a team plays to his strengths he will score… issue is i am not sure what they are. Used to think he was more “fox in the box” but after seeing a few outings of him in Turkey i am really not sure. I think he is a confidence player?

      • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 6:16 pm

        I agree mostly, I just think he’s not a Premier League player, much like Soldado.

  • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Only just discovered today that the chelski cup 2nd leg is not to be played tonight as originally advertised in some places, but Thursday. Poxy tv scheduling drives me nuts. Arranged my shifts this week around it, yup, I’m that sad.

    Deli Alley out til March. Probly just as well I can’t watch the above; we’re so going out, hope it’s not as embarrassing as I suspect it will be.

  • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    The ever insightful Andy Townsend has apparently said Wanyama is finished at Spurs and he doesn’t think Poch and Spurs think he “is not an important player”… I think I may have to disagree – if our squad was 100% fit he would be in first 11!

    • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Wanyama’s role in my thinking when I’ve thought of Spurs this season is comparable with Vincent Janssen’s.

      • Only me January 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Huge difference! Wanyama is injured.

        • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm

          Huge similarity, they’ve got almost nothing left to offer Spurs.

          • Only me January 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm

            I don’t disagree with that. Both need replacing but one is a loss to the squad the other is not.

    • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Max %. him and dembs, rum and raisin on there day.

  • Nigel January 22, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I am going to miss tomorrow’s game. Is there any way of recording ‘streamed’ matches?
    Thanks.

  • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Today has been far too quiet for me!! Much like this window. We have a thread bare squad, in ALL departments bar centre back and keeper. We have had a midfield so thin on the ground that Sissoko has been given a chance and conned people into thinking he is good enough. Even if we had EVERY player come back fit today, our midfield would still be lacking a real ball player. Winks is good, but not there yet. We are basically going to be short in some area’s until only a handful of games from the end of the season. I don’t believe we cant find a single footballer that would improve our squad, if not the first 11. Based on previous windows we should have somewhere between £40m and £70m to spend (if you believe Levy’s words that the stadium wont impact player transfers). Lets hope we don’t get another injury to another over worked special player. Imagine if the next one to fall is Eriksen or Toby?

  • dilly January 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Sad news of missing plane:

    Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the Channel Islands, the French Civil Aviation authority said.
    The £15m Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.

    • dilly January 22, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      *Just signed by Cardiff City

  • Accy January 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Anonymous ITK on SC says stadium won’t be ready this season.

    Also says we’re trying for 2 players, one of which we are confident on.

    http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/the-daily-itk-discussion-thread-22nd-january-2019.135350/

    I believe the bit about the stadium…

  • Eddie January 22, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    It’s amusing to read Levy is willing to take a hit on Jansen to move him on.A huge reduction of 2M on the original signing on fee of 17M for what has turned out to be an abject failure.Levy’s generosity brings tears to the eyes.I imagine there is a long queue of agents outside the new toilet.

  • Urbane Sturgeon January 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Please, none of you ever go mountain hiking in a bikini without life insurance, promise me.

  • PlayitagainSamways January 22, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Is Winks going to be the central midfielder that leads us to a title? He puts in a man of the match performance as we struggle past Fulham. Hmmmm.

    He needs to smoke a few cigs and hang about with some ‘bigger boys’ for a bit.

    Streetwise he aint.

  • Billy the yid January 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I would reckon the nxt news to come from levy towers will be the bit where he cries the fa took it out of his hands, and there’s nothing more he can do, we have to see the season out at Wembley. Which I suspect was his plan all along. Altho hearing rumours worse than that, however as they are rumours best leave them be for now. I’d be keen to know exactly what transpired at this heralded meeting over a fortnight ago now. I’m assuming there wasn’t just a pat on the back for everyone for fucking it up and that there was some meaningful conversation as to exactly what decade we move in. Some of those fancy chairs will be looking a tad faded at this rate. And as for you can’t get anyone, with all due respect we are bigger than Leicester. Vardy, inneacho, ozaki. Probably missed one as well. So if they can do it… Totally agree full backs need an overhaul, and for me gazza defo deserves a crack. Be interesting if we were to sell jansen to Birmingham for 15m, as has been in press today, with demeble sale were at 24m in this window again, and demeble off the wages. Oh hang on its enic money

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      We were In ALWAYS completing the season at Wembley. The man is a con artist.

  • MrChickenHead January 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Oh Dear it looks like Cardiff’s new man has been lost en route.

    • OrganicPaper January 22, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Does not sound good. Poor bloke and pilot.

  • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Reading on another blog that (basically based on the Fulham game) we should not be moaning about spending because we would never afford a player that was as good as Kane and willing to sit on the bench…I agree with that 100%, but that is assuming there is no middle ground between the worlds best striker and Llorente that we could afford. Also that a better quality bench would not lead to a better rotation and game handling substitions. Its like people think there are only 2 ways to buy players, either buy the absolute best or buy the cheapest and hope for the best!

    • Harry Hotspur January 22, 2019 at 10:01 am

      The book of excuses is as thick as your mattress.

      I refuse to even let these cretins speak on here anymore.

      I’ve genuinely heard it all and it’s embarrassing.

      • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

        I just cant get my head around it…you only have to look at the team to see that “Replacing Kane” is next to impossible, however, he is not the issue. Our fullbacks are average, both out best CB’s are talking about leaving, our Keeper is weigning (and although we have Gazza, we will need a backup), our central midfield is so poor Sissoko is being missed. Only area we are strong is attack, and that is where we have lost 3 out of 4 of our best players. To say “we cant replace Kane so why bother…” is crazy!

        • Harry Hotspur January 22, 2019 at 10:12 am

          For a decade, I’ve been battling idiots that believe you only need one player per position.

          Nobody ever factors in injuries or the requirement to make meaningful substitutes, opposed to chuck on a lesser player and hope.

          • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 10:16 am

            You need a plan B, and that only comes with players that can offer a different dimension. I believe you need 2 good (or better) players in all positions, and then 3rd option should be youth. Then if your plan B requires new rotation (i.e going from 4 at the back to 3 plus wing backs) then your options need to allow that, with cover. Attacking your back up needs to be different to your main player to offer variability, but your players need to adapt to suit the new player…i.e Llorente is not that bad, but he is not suitable to how we play and we don’t change for him.

        • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 10:35 am

          One has to be slightly better than the other. Cant keep two 10 rated players happy. You need a 10 a 9 and a 7.9 (yout) kane dembs (lyon) and the boy troy 🙂

    • JimmyGrievance January 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Other teams manage two first choice strikers. It’s nonsense to suggest a good striker won’t come to ‘sit’ on the bench. There’s enough football over a season to give enough football to both.

      Things happen…. Injury and suspension.

      What has to happen…. The manager has to have proper rotation.

      Also, pay strategy, pay the going rate and players will come. Sadly our chairman has a reputation of not doing so, so we always end up in the be bargain basement.

      My crystal ball tells me that Spurs won’t win silverware with ENIC at the helm.

      • Only Me January 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

        I disagree – but it will be the Carabao cup. Probably not this season though.

        • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

          The engraving man practicing the Ts as we speak. “Don’t use’em often.

    • Rhys Jaggar January 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      Last season it might have been true as Kane was obsessed with own scoring tally.

      This season it is obvious he is playing more for the team so should be amenable to the argument ‘a strong back up is required and that means a minimum 15-20 starts a season’.

      You might envisage six to ten starts in domestic cups, six to twelve EPL/Europe starts. You also might want someone fully rested over the summer, a full pre season done and ready to fly out of the traps when Kane is still ramping up after June exertions.

      You will not get anyone better to make 5 starts a season and 15 ten minute subs appearances. You would earn more starting every week for Watford, Leicester, Bournemouth or Brighton. And enjoy life more.

      You get paid a lot more to be a bum warmer at the other top six clubs than you would at Spurs.

  • Aussie in Switzerland January 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    When is the next update on the shopping mall completion date?

    • Harry Hotspur January 22, 2019 at 9:59 am

      The next time Levy has the balls to ask someone ‘any news?’

      • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

        Levy&co busy out with their willow sticks and ladders beating the grounds of their TOTTENHAM.:-) 🙂

        • Harry Hotspur January 22, 2019 at 10:12 am

          Hahahahahha

  • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Kane son Lucas dele out or verts toby Sanchez foyth out? Up the spuringey.

  • dilly January 22, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Early days but likely captaining Spurs and England it’s my prediction that Harry Winks will commit his future to Spurs for the rest of his career and possibly break Steve Perryman’s record appearances for Spurs. Just a hunch!

    • dilly January 22, 2019 at 12:09 am

      Steve Perryman made over 600 +appearances for Spurs me thinks followed in second place by Gary Mabbutt.

    • Paddio January 22, 2019 at 12:56 am

      Dier more likely captain

  • dilly January 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Going, going but nil bids!
    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is willing to take a £5m hit to sell striker Vincent Janssen, 24, this month, having signed the Netherlands international for £17m. (Telegraph)
    (BBC Sport)

    • Nick January 22, 2019 at 12:36 am

      Be lucky to get £5m let alone take a £5m hit.Delusional Danny

      • dilly January 22, 2019 at 12:39 am

        Having sold Paulinho surely anything is possible??

        • Paddio January 22, 2019 at 12:58 am

          Getting Jansen moved on means not paying his wage, should let him go for nearly nothing with a sell on clause

          • Tappaspur January 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

            Nothing” only applies to incomings! 🙂

        • Willie! January 22, 2019 at 2:28 am

          The difference is, there was nothing wrong with Paulinho except our managers’ inability to utilize him to good effect. You don’t hold down the starting #8 in the Brazil squad without more talent than at least 90% of the players in the Prem. Barca were smart enough to buy him and get good mileage out of him. He got 8 goals in 27 games his first year with us, playing under the confused, constipated AVB style half the year, and the self absorbed round peg square hole style of Timmy “Gilet” Shitwood. Poch barely played him, and we sold him on during his prime, at 28yo, to a Chinese team/league trying to build global credibility and flush with cash .

  • Nick January 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Bellerin our for the season,shame.Derby sign Ashley Cole ,Chelsea w”nkers together again.Hazard could sign a new deal with the cheats,He will be the highest paid footballer in Britain if he does imo,lack of ambition much like us

  • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Bentileb will be at barca one day. Top footballer. He should still be here.

    • Paddio January 21, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      Blue Monday really kicking in hard

  • OrganicPaper January 21, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    https://talksport.com/football/479110/barcelona-confirm-loan-kevin-prince-boateng/

    Strange one this. I wonder could Have any bearing on out supposed interest in the overrated Malcom?

  • OrganicPaper January 21, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    https://talksport.com/football/479110/barcelona-confirm-loan-kevin-prince-boateng/

    Strange one this. I wonder could Have any bearing on out supposed interest in the overrated Malcom?

  • Lilywhite without the II January 21, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Acording to Zlatan, we are a normal club not a big club and Harry should move on…how dare he…

    • MrChickenHead January 21, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      He needs kicking in the Zlatans.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? January 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The top 8 now compiled of Watford and Wolves plus the elites. Look at our record against that top 8 this season….. It is astonishing we are 3rd and 4 points clear of 4th!? It really does speak volumes of the poor quality of the division. If we get CL placing this season itl be the most unbelievable result in Prem history with zero investment and no squad before all the injuries, let alone now. Astounding blag from Levy, he deserves nothing.

    • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Its half the managers. They’re s h I t. 🙂

      • MrChickenHead January 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm

        There is only about two dozen and they all just move around every year or so.
        Same shit different club. Look at the rubbish below us.

      • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        Wouldn’t it be good if your match day squads were put into a computer where it would randomly picked out the positions for each player in your team. (except keepers) no systems. Lets see which team can play football

        • MrChickenHead January 21, 2019 at 8:57 pm

          22 randoms and the two managers pick them like in the school yard.

          • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm

            Little bit of change (penny up the wall winnings) would fall out of someone’s pocket “SCRAMLLLLLE then there goes the zero shape they had 🙂 🙂 🙂

            • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm

              That game still running you know. See youts on the farm playing pound up the wall.
              “offs” closest to the edge of the curb took much more skill.

  • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Here come another possible stupid question. I know levy gets half a mil a week pay. Does junior Daniel get a wage? How much and what for? But heres the stooopid question. Does joe get a wage, and if yes how much?

    • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Half mil a month*

  • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Haringey borough FC 1 -0 margate. Highlights. 19.1.19. Worth a watch. Up the borough!! 🙂

  • Accy January 21, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    #Higuain move to #cfc now just waiting on AC Milan finalising #Piatek.Atletico Madrid have agreed terms over #Morata loan. There are reports it includes an option to buy worth £48.6m. Including loan fee,that would mean Chelsea basically get most, if not all, of their money back.

    https://twitter.com/sjstandardsport/status/1086979309208850435

    Nothing to see here, just Chelsea doing good business again.

    • Ronan January 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      No biggy, he only scored 3 against us last season.. (Though hopefully Toby will be selected this time.)

  • JimmyGrievance January 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    That was a tough watch. I lost count of the back and sideways passes. It’s a pattern of play we seem to adopt when we lose our spark.

    Winks aside I thought we were poor against one of the poorest teams in the league. We seem sometimes to play to the lowest denominator.

    Moving on to Thurs in a game we must win, I’m not confident the 1-0 will be enough. Both teams without a striker. I fancy them to raise their game over ours.

  • Borris January 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Why oh why can’t modern players put an early ball into the Effing box??!! Its an epidemic!! They all do it! ..
    Literally, Super Jan broke the rule and put a ball into Llorente that he should have scored.. Then we didn’t do it for 30 mins until Ali scored..
    Then…. I spent 25 mins shouting at the screen because none of our players wouls just f*****g whip it in!!!!… What happened when N’cluedo crossed it??!!!

    Why is it out of fashion??
    Why do so many teams think they have to score goals that are built up through short passes & through balls??
    PL defenders are sh*tter now than ever.. Give em somwthing to deal with!!.. F!ck me, rant over 😛😘 COYS

    • Only Me January 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      I blame FIFA (the game) as its almost impossible to score a cross in that game, best move is to work it to the D or get to the byeline and cut it back to the edge of the 6. Personally as a VERY old defender, I used to prefer strikers facing me, crossed balls between me and the goal were a nightmare. To be honest, crosses in general meant that you couldn’t get a proper vision of your surroundings meaning what you have to do is deal with the ball only. A defender prefers to play football like snooker/chess, wants to know the move after the clearance is safe.

      • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 3:29 pm

        Waaaah you know how the ting works bredrin. “Old defender? walking football is brilliant. Spurs had a little walking thing going at Tottenham sports center (Hardly anyone walks) Plus no walking in pain for weeks after a crunching tackle.

        • Only Me January 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

          I understood about 4 words of this post. lol

    • Ronan January 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Agree, if we’re going to play Llorente as a target man then at least try and get it to his head on more than a couple of occasions.

  • East Stand January 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Lamela looked like he was instructed to get in behind but there was a lack of quality balls to put him in and no knock downs from Loriente. Both him and Alli were quiet supporting Loriente, partly because of how Fulham were set up.

    • SpursGoliath January 21, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      :;orente’s ‘attempted’ knock downs were so poor!! – maybe one in ten were coming off at all

      It didn’t help. I could live with Llorente missing a few chances…but not winning anything meaningful in the air? You start losing all faith.

  • East Stand January 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Moutinhio with two assists for Wolves at the weekend. 5m quid, the wages coming from Monaco must have scared Levy off…

    • Tappaspur January 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Nevez please

  • Lord Croker January 21, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Poor Rose not getting bolded. Otherwise a fair synopsis.

  • Aussie in Switzerland January 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Eriksen confused me. Your explanation was spot on. If he clicks, we click.

    • eddie January 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      I suspect his somewhat indifferent form of late is due to the realisation that not only is Levy not going to pay him his worth,but it’s becoming more clear to him that the ambition to win silverware just doesn’t exist.I’d want out too.