Date: 26th December 2017 at 6:56am
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Poch told the press ahead of today’s bug match: “Of course, we are going to play a tough game and we need to keep our momentum, keep going and the three points are so important for us as we keep fighting for the top four.”

Quite how much of a fight Spurs will be able to put up is another thing. Football odds for today are what real fans need in order to make the best calls. City have won the league. Manchester United look unlikely to self destruct which leaves us with the old ‘four into two don’t go’ sketch.

Chelsea, Liverpool, us and the Arsenal are all in this specialist hunt. Beneath this foursome lurks a morass of sides even less reliable than us. If anyone else is able to mount a credible charge from beneath this trapdoor it’ll be more than miraculous.

The fear – as ever – is missing out on Champions League and being landed with the Europa League booby prize. Anyone who thinks that playing at the New Destination™ will act as some mighty panacea heralding nothing but blue skies and high fives may want to pause and engage their brain.

If you didn’t get the memo, White Hart Lane was demolished a good while back and cultivating a home feel to the new grass and the new stands will understandably take time. Inflicting a up to another an additional 19 games or whatever it is (not to mention all the imbecilic travelling because Europe according to UEFA now extends to just a few miles west of Tibet) will be unhelpful in the extremis.

It’s a pity that THFC can deftly throw cup competitions at will, yet lack the same savvy when it comes to the league because of the gate receipts the Europa qualification offers.

Looking at the table now and having watched a fair amount of other teams this season, it’s Arsenal that I can see falling away. My prediction is that they will ‘survive’ the next the transfer window but less so the following one and the sense of impending chaos looms over the Emptycrates.

All contributions gratefully received, I say. Speaking of begging bowls, Glad says that the other hunt, for stadium rights naming rights is still on, largely due to the Bald One making these matters so complicated that Dr Brian Cox would have trouble working them out.

 
Comments
  • David Dillenberg January 19, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Chelsea’s most surprise January transfer target has probably got to be Peter Crouch!
    Enough said!
    Back later.

  • TheCincinnatiYid December 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Shades of last year

  • TheCincinnatiYid December 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Dele is back

  • gloster1861 December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Harry Kane? Pffft.

    Three season wonder.

    • David Dillenberg December 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Very much enjoyed my precious special Cardiff close family festive period.
      Where would Spurs be without Kane? when proving his doubters wrong and eating loads of humble pie never thought he would make it. How wrong I was.

  • Harry Hotspur December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Willy Juice December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Is he on this blog

  • Syd December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats HK…Just brilliant

  • Zara December 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Good move poor finish !

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Hit it hard from that range

  • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Our supply has been great today

  • Zara December 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Hope that fecker Poch doesn’t sub Llorente for Kane at HT.

    • Willy Juice December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      I hope he does do something sensible like that for a change

      • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        I agree

      • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        Wait maybe I dont

    • Zara December 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Feck off, Hat Trick first !

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    OK. The only plan going forward into brave new world. The ONLY plan: KEEP KANE.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      We will

    • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      He is being fed well today

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm

        It is Christmas😊

        • baz December 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

          He is destroying this turkey

    • Matt December 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      On balance I agree.

    • Willy Juice December 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Nah, cash inand buy another 11 bums

  • Melcyid December 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Pen

    • SpurAndy 🍒π December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Definitely

    • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Bring Parker back

  • SeattleSpursGuy December 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    That was a pen

    • baz December 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Ref is feeling sorry for them

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      +1

  • Syd December 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Those tackles should have the offender sent off evry time

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Forearm shiver without touching the ball. Wanker

      • Syd December 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        I mean the one on Rose

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

          That too

  • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    our passing is where is should always be ffs

  • SeattleSpursGuy December 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Rose is damaging my calm.

  • TheCincinnatiYid December 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Let’s get Harry another hat

    • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      They were served up on a platter

  • baz December 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I’m sure last season about this time Harry went on a little rampage of hat tricks on quick succession

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Kane’s positioning is perfect but their marking is woeful

  • Mospur December 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Sublime

  • SoFlaPaul December 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    well done sonny and Alli.

  • Melcyid December 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Easy peasy for the greed miester

  • TheCincinnatiYid December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful team play

  • SpurAndy 🍒π December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Goal of the season.

    • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Barca goal

  • Zara December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Magic Kane 2-0 great move well done Sonny

  • SeattleSpursGuy December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    brace!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    brilliant football.

  • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Dele genius!!!!!

    • Willy Juice December 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Class ball

      • ronwol196061 December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Inch perfect. Its what we have been lacking and Dele and Eriksen are back

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