Date: 15th December 2017 at 12:21pm
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Pep Guardiola has promised Manchester City will keep on improving after setting a new Premier League record for consecutive wins.

City chalked up a 15th successive victory on Wednesday night as bottom club Swansea were swept aside 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

They remain 11 points clear at the top and Guardiola insisted ahead of Saturday’s visit from Tottenham that there would be no let up from the league leaders.

“We can always improve, of course,” Guardiola said after City had backed up their weekend derby victory over Manchester United in style.

“There are always individual mistakes and some movements that are not correct, but the desire to play and win a lot of games is there.聽The performance was so high to have United and Tottenham and in the middle Swansea.

City now turn their attentions to Spurs, who took four points off them in Guardiola’s first season at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs have returned to form with three successive wins in all competitions, scoring 10 goals in those victories.聽Guardiola said:

“Tottenham, with Chelsea, is the best team in the way to play football.聽They don’t expect the other ones, they want to make their own game. It is another amazing test for us.聽It is every three days, after Tottenham it is Leicester in the Carabao Cup, so there is not too much time to recover.聽But we are ready to face them and try to keep that level we have shown in the last period.”

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

  • Harry Hotspur December 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I refuse to click on it. Wankers.

  • Harry Hotspur December 16, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • McG鈿解毥 December 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    One of the best games of the season today, hope we turn up!

  • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 11:08 am

    The number of surrender monkeys in our ranks is disappointing.

    A bit like sending your troops into battle saying “I’ll try and remember to put flower on grave”. Tsk.

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

      cog路ni路tive dis路so路nance

      The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

  • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 11:02 am

    馃拫

    Accy
    not you spurtstacus the happy clapper
    鈥 rel=鈥漬ofollow鈥>

    Is that me? Cool. Who are the other two?

    Accy
    not you spurtstacus the happy clapper
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

  • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Harry Hotspur
    These things are purely for sea lions

    馃拫

    Accy
    not you spurtstacus the happy clapper
    鈥 rel=鈥漬ofollow鈥>

    Is that me? Cool. Who are the other two?

    I didn’t get my invite. Although I have just moved aquarium recently.

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Happy Flapper

      • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

        Happy fapper.

        • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

          Spurts is having an affair

          • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

  • Sexy Beast December 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Raz
    I鈥檓 not in the least downcast, how did you reach that conclusion, i see it as an opportunity to make plenty of Wonga, scenario鈥檚 like this don鈥檛 happen every weekend. I鈥檝e lumped on Man City to win both halves at 3/1 with PP, i see it as a wake up call prior to the Jan Window, doubt we鈥檒l see size mick changes though.

    Everyone on this blog hopes you lose a lot of money today, fact.

    • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 10:46 am

      *apart from Willy Juice.

      • McG鈿解毥 December 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

        He just spunks all his winnings.

    • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Yep. Loads. And loads. Not a betting man but would NEVER bet against my team. I NEVER hope my team loses. What sort of man wants to profit from his own sides failure? Oh yeah, Raz does.

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Ive actually changed my prediction. Its difficult when you head tells you one thing but your heart wants a different result. I dont want City to win.I want us to win. I plonked my heart and head together and came up with a non radical decision

      • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

        * solution

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

      He’s a pwoper WUMenizer.

      • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

        Boasting about hoping you’r own side loses so’s you can make few grubby quid is the worker of a WUMker.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    The Guardian and Guardiola on Kyle Walker
    A telling tale on the way he coaches players
    He is a perfectionist. Even looking to get Bonzo to use his brain:

    Tottenham Hotspur are Saturday鈥檚 visitors to the Etihad Stadium for the 5.30pm kick-off. Kyle Walker is expected to face his former team for the first time since his summer move to City and Guardiola believes the right-back is among the finest in the world.
    鈥淚鈥檇 rate him as one of the best definitely,鈥 he said, before explaining how Walker has improved. 鈥淚 would like to feel with the ball: how to run, how to pass. When a guy is strong like him you want to take a decision through the physicality and sometimes you have to be calm. There are moments to run, to play, to be quiet, to think, to see. During the game you have to use many different ways.鈥

    Guardiola is keen to make Walker less reliant on his physical talent. 鈥淗e is so strong defensively,鈥 said the manager. 鈥淚鈥檇 like to help him to solve problems in games not just through his physicality but also through his thinking. When you are so strong physically, you solve all the problems that way. When you get to a certain age, 28, 29, 30 鈥 after that you need to think more about what is going to happen.鈥
    Guardiola was impressed with Walker鈥檚 containment of United鈥檚 pace in the derby. 鈥淸Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial are so fast and he was able to control them 鈥 few players in the world can control them like he did. That鈥檚 why he鈥檚 so important for us.鈥

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Maybe Poch can analyze all the players we have now. Dele Alli and Eriksen for a start

      • ronwol196061 December 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        sorry not Poch I meant Pep

  • Sexy Beast December 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE6m56i-ud8
    UPDATE ON TOTTENHAM’S NEW STADIUM: Diagrid Steelwork Arrangements & West Stand Panels 16 December 17

  • Lilywhite without the ll December 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Sexy Beast
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aPSNtz0Pbs
    FANS鈥 FORUM | Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino and Hugo Lloris

    Levy looks like he wishes he was in a galaxy far far away…

    • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Captain uncomfortable, for sure.
      What an absolute waste of an opportunity to ask proper questions. I think the invites must have gone out to fuckwits only.

      • Sexy Beast December 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

        Did you get one Raz?

        • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 10:58 am

          Hehehehehe

      • Harry Hotspur December 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        These things are purely for sea lions

        • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

          I had to stop watching, it made me angry.

          • Harry Hotspur December 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

            I refuse to click on it. Wankers.

  • Raz December 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

    At least Poch can say after the drubbing, i told you so, i told you they are the best team in Europe, they are berry berry berry good, we move on to the next game.

    • David Dillenberg December 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Admittedly the omens are not good but why be downcast when depending which Spurs team turn up can beat any side on their day.

      • Raz December 16, 2017 at 8:45 am

        I’m not in the least downcast, how did you reach that conclusion, i see it as an opportunity to make plenty of Wonga, scenario’s like this don’t happen every weekend. I’ve lumped on Man City to win both halves at 3/1 with PP, i see it as a wake up call prior to the Jan Window, doubt we’ll see size mick changes though.

  • David Dillenberg December 16, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Seemingly throwing in the towel Aussies 442-4 against a demoralised humilated England outfit toiling in the field.
    According to Graeme Swann the only player I can see who is jogging up to people between overs and talking to everyone is captain Joe Root. He looks marooned. Nobody is helping him out. Where are the senior players?
    Probably declare around 600 runs.
    Aussies lead 2-0 in the 5 match series.

    • David Dillenberg December 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Thats it Smith scores double century.
      Over and out.

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

        And some moist air coming, so gonna be hard batting tomorrow afternoon for England

  • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Can鈥檛 they just sack Poch and be done with it?

    That way this myth about him being actually very good at his job will be dispelled and we can at last win lots of trophies under a new and more competent manager.

    Whilst maintaining the 7th highest net spend in the league…

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Contradictory……we should be 7th every year then? Or were you being sarcastic?

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 8:22 am

        Bit early for sarcasm, whilst the cricket is looking so good

      • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 9:23 am

        East thinks that without Poch we’re odds on for 7th place, even though we haven’t finished 7th or worse since 2009. But it’s the truth, for sure.

        • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

          7th or 鈥榳orse鈥?

          Do you honestly think another manager would be an improvement with the resources available?

          My opinion is that we鈥檇 be worse off given that all the rest in the top seven spend more money.

          That is also the truth. Sorry to break it to you this way…

          • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

            No, I don’t think another manager would be an improvement on Poch, I’m just stating facts that even without Poch, we have finished better than your suggested 7th. Or were the other teams not spending more than us before Poch arrived?

          • Freund or Foe December 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

            And the other teams in the top 7 do not spend more money than us. We spend the 5th most, only outdone by the Mancs, Chelsea and Pooh. We spend more than Arsenal.
            The fact that we manage to get good money for outgoing players seems to be a real issue for some. If we gave them away for free, we’d have a fantastic net spend outcome. That would make everyone happy, no doubt.

        • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

          Replace Poch with Ranieri, he won the league with Leicester you know…

      • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

        Sarcastic, lowest form of wit. Apparently.

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

          *sarcasm

    • Ronan December 16, 2017 at 8:29 am

      closer to 20th highest over the past ten years.

      • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

        Yup, I鈥檓 quite sure.

  • caveman December 16, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Don’t think I’ll bother watching tonight. Too much of a foregone conclusion.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Will be at pub, screaming abuse at the plastic fans, keep the faith

  • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Up early to watch Smith pass 200…..just thought you should know….馃榾

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Certain draw, rain coming tomorrow

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 6:30 am

        Sorry, revised weather says rain coming after play tomorrow, and some on Monday morning, game over

  • AntSpurs December 16, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Much love to you great lads, Spurta, Cassy and Spurta Senior 馃槝

  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 16, 2017 at 12:43 am

    To Cas and Spurts and his Dad
    Sorry to hear about your losses
    May you find some peace

  • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Accy
    not you spurtstacus the happy clapper
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

    Is that me? Cool. Who are the other two?

    • Accy December 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

      It’s a glitch in the MATRIX

  • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Thoughts are with you bud. My nan passed last week and will be buried this Thursday. We weren’t close but my dad’s cut up, obviously.

    Blackfish
    Yep. A year ago.

    Welcome back How did I know it was you?

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Irfan 004

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      Hmm. Ignore the first bit.

  • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I haven’t decided yet, but I may take the dog for a walk tomorrow evening, I’ll just ignore the fact I don’t have a dog at the mo..

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Calm down buddy, you are going to be OK.

  • Willy Juice December 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Can鈥檛 wait to see poch鈥檚 belly hanging out under the button he keeps closing on his coat, combined with the confused look when we concede our fourth and he throws on winks to claw the game back!

    Then tells the press we deserved more and sometimes it鈥檚 difficult!

    #truth

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Yeah, I can’t wait for that either.
      Anyone got any petrol?

      • 馃拫 December 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

        Me neither. Can’t wait for us to get beat 5-0 and then watch Mo’s fat Argie face blubber as he squeels.

        Hopefully someone will fetch a good punch him up the bracket for good measure.

  • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Hey, Cas. How did things go yesterday, bruv?

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Not the best day I’ve ever had ta, but the day went well, so all good I guess, thanks for asking. 馃憤

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:48 pm

        Thoughts are with you bud. My nan passed last week and will be buried this Thursday. We weren’t close but my dad’s cut up, obviously.

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 16, 2017 at 12:10 am

          I’m sorry to hear that mate, my thoughts are with your dad.

  • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Gah! Very nearly an excelleny

    Caspurs锔
    Are Usain what I think your Usain?

    Gah! Very nearly an excellent joke.

    • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Poop.

  • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    61SpursNut
    Massive breakthrough on the new stadium! The big wheels are now entering/exiting the stadium from the north east corner rather than the middle of the east stand.
    I know, its extraordinary.

    Yep. It was ordinary. Now it’s extra ordinary.

    • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I pick my nose at you.

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 7:17 am

        You pick your nose in his general direction?

  • Sexy Beast December 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aPSNtz0Pbs
    FANS’ FORUM | Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino and Hugo Lloris

  • Superspoz馃弳 December 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Son running at pace towards the goal only to get pushed over by Walker which results in a penalty for us and a red card for Walker. We score and win 1 nil. Perfect

    • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      No one in our squad can run at defenders/dribble … someone said earlier …

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

        Me

        Except for Son,Kane,Trippier,Rose,Dembele and Lloris

        • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

          Not you. Accers.

          • Accy December 15, 2017 at 10:39 pm

            not you spurtstacus the happy clapper

  • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Big big of South Stand metal on the move now!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uXMMqBID-4

    Slowly.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Crikey, that is a bit bit of metal.

      • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        @%V^&!*

  • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I am travelling home over the Christmas period in Etihad Airway. Shit I am contributing to citeh to win the trophies over us.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Safe journeys fish.

  • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Signing Goretzka and Dembele (from celtic) would make this January transfer window a super one. Will help us starting next season better.
    Add to that the sale of Sissoko and I will be dancing naked while taking shower.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Naked showering? Weirdo.

      • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        Yep. While listening to Celtic Music.
        Its great fun. give it a try someday.

        • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

          Blackfish
          I am travelling home over the Christmas period in Etihad Airway. Shit I am contributing to citeh to win the trophies over us.

          Did you finish your engineering degree? How did it go?

          • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 9:17 pm

            Yep. A year ago.

  • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Massive breakthrough on the new stadium! The big wheels are now entering/exiting the stadium from the north east corner rather than the middle of the east stand.

    I know, its extraordinary.

    • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      can you post a link to latest pics and videos.

      • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm
        • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm

          Thanks.
          But I was expecting this type of material which easily shows you day tot day or wekly progress.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R29audGxrz0

          • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

            Well, you seem to be able to find exactly what you want all on your own. Well done.

            • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 8:29 pm

              Do you feel used?

              • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm

                I thought Nutty has new updates such as this type. That is why I asked but that link he provided is also interesting.

                • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

                  Awwwww. I love you again, long time.

                • Spurstacus December 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

                  Meh. And I haven’t even looked.

                  • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

                    I fart in your general direction.

                    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 11:58 pm

                      I waft it back.

              • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

                No longer required. Is that worserer?

    • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Anybody gotta tissue, I’ve just shot me bolt…….?

      • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm

        Are Usain what I think your Usain?

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

          No need for the *your*, tsk tsk.

          • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm

            Oh Cas, just a bit premature there.

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

          He鈥檚 quick, sign him up

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Levy and Joe are checking out the goods?

  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Fuck this has been Harrys record this week

    Dead 17

    8 by guilottine
    4 by shotgun
    2 by asohyxiation (there woukd have been more but I cant spell it)
    2 by lasagna
    1 by Brie in the cheese room

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Assfixeayeshun.

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        This

      • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

        Arse fixation? That deserves it fo’ sho’.

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

          Don鈥檛 tell Spurts.

          • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

            Or DD, who’s NOT a gooner.

            • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

              Are you sure?

  • Harry Hotspur December 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Bye bye ‘SLR’, although you made some very good challenges, you needed to make them far more nicely….

    • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      She’ll be bitterly disappointed that you got her initials wrong.

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm

        Its her camera

        • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

          He’ll reflex on his actions, I’m sure.

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

            We are playing Lens next

            • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

              Single goal victory.

              • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

                Focus,man,focus!

                • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

                  I thought we were talking testicles.

                  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

                    Dont be negative

                • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

                  ISO want to, man.

                  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

                    Snap

              • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

                Harry us definately concerned about depth of field at Wembley

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

            He needs an appeture test

            • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm

              I pity his negative outlook..

  • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I’d be fakin delighted with a draw.

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      It would be nicer than a defeat fo’sho!

      • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        indeed

        • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

          Man up, the pair of you.

          • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

            Sorry Unk

            • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

              Fuck thats worse
              Nut im

              • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

                Oi, leave me aht of it, awright?

                • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

                  You too!

    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      FFS, what’s wrong with you man? A draw? A draw?! Much rather lose having a go than take a draw. One point isn’t likely to make a difference come the business end whereas three points might.

      Death or glory all the way.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        I’ve got small testicles

        • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

          What a fucking liberty!

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

        They cant hear you Taff its Deaf or Glory btw

    • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Id be utterly disappointed with a 0-0 but a 3-3 last minute equaliser from Pamela might feel decent when all said and done.

  • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    UnkleTaff
    Move over Rich G 鈥 I think I鈥檝e just found myself a new favourite poster.

    Taff, ever notice how brave posters like SLK sling some shit and then disappear.

    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Don’t care. I think they’re hugely entertaining and always welcome their input. Even if I’m on the receiving end of their shit-slinging.

      *Especially* if I’m on the receiving end of their shit-flinging.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

        Here you go UnKle,feck off, You’re welcome

      • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

        Sweeet

  • Spur Ledley King December 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    MiT
    Foyth cutting his teeth on trying to keep up with City鈥檚 multiple dynamic runs ? No, thank you.
    I鈥檇 feel much more capable of a win with Alderweireld back, but that is not to be. Spurs just need to put the players in who have seen City before, and to study the film. De Bruyne and Silva are the designers who keep opponents guessing.
    Lloris must be on. Very much on. Spurs can take this match on counters if they are properly prepared. This matchup should be good for 5+ goals. Spurs simply need to be placing the opportunities on target.
    COYS

    matchup you fucking nonce

    • MiT December 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Eh ?

    • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Bell-end alert…

      ?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Hey SLK, MiT is light years from being a nonce. If you are looking for one, look in the mirror.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        Is the word nonce used in the US ?

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

          No, not that I am aware of. I have learned of it during my life on here. I actually prefer dipshit.

          • MiT December 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

            Or Melvin 馃檪

            (And thank you)

          • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

            Not On Normal Courtyard Exercise,stopped the fuckers getting a hideing in jail.

            • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

              I never knew the etymology.
              Now I do. Cheers Fw2

            • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm

              *hiding

              • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

                *Bollocks

    • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      This piece of work using Ledleys good name…..what a twat.

  • Spur Ledley King December 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    mattspurs
    Really I think the only hope is a great defensive shape and that鈥檚 what Foyth provides given all the injuries/suspensions. The other alternative would be Wanyama but just don鈥檛 think he鈥檚 fit enough

    ffs foyth is a fucking kid what the fuck is wring with you u stupid cunt

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Did you just say cunt? I think he just said cunt.

      • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        He did, but it would appear he doesn’t know how to spell ‘wrong’ correctly..

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

          I thought he was just stupid.

          • Caspurs鈾匡笍 December 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

            I think you may be onto something there HD.

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 16, 2017 at 12:14 am

        He is lucky he didnt call Harry a cunt

    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Move over Rich G — I think I’ve just found myself a new favourite poster.

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

        I 鉂 Rich G.

        • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

          I love Rich Tea.

    • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Bad day at the dole queue?

      • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

        Nah, mum let him look at the stationary whilst she was queuing.

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      That’s a bit rude, speshly as you’ve included a link to what might be your own business.

      Matt isn’t one of those things you called him, anyway.

    • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      I recon you look just like this:

      ?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto

    • East Stand December 16, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Is Bunty back or something?

  • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I’d pick whatever team Poch picks. Boring, lazy, safe, yes I am.

    • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      IPWT

  • MiT December 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Foyth cutting his teeth on trying to keep up with City’s multiple dynamic runs ? No, thank you.

    I’d feel much more capable of a win with Alderweireld back, but that is not to be. Spurs just need to put the players in who have seen City before, and to study the film. De Bruyne and Silva are the designers who keep opponents guessing.

    Lloris must be on. Very much on. Spurs can take this match on counters if they are properly prepared. This matchup should be good for 5+ goals. Spurs simply need to be placing the opportunities on target.

    COYS

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Hugo to play a blinder!

  • Accy December 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I’m all for Foyth starting. City’s goal threat isn’t aerial.

    • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      I agree – for all the talk of playing Davies at LCB I’m not sure Jan is best suited at CCB and could be a liability there. I’d play Foyth to balance the three better.

      • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        To bad we sold Vlad. He was always good for a chuckle.

      • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        4th, that’s a baptism of fire for sure! He can play the ball tho, could possibly help retain possession, but that really is fielding boys against men…

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm

          Really I think the only hope is a great defensive shape and that’s what Foyth provides given all the injuries/suspensions. The other alternative would be Wanyama but just don’t think he’s fit enough

          • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

            So which LB would you pit against Walker?

            • Accy December 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

              Rose

              • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

                Accy – did you watch the Brighton game?

                • Accy December 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

                  Yes – but I believe City will be a different kettle of fish…

                  • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

                    He was abysmal against Brighton??? How is he going to cope against City?

                    Look – a Danny Rose at his best, the one last December I’d play, but we are talking about the new fat and lazy Danny Rose!

        • Accy December 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

          he’s a great tackler. Like a young Vertonghen.

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

          Just gone onto Foyth’s Wki page – the lad has played 11 first team games (though 12 as they haven’t counted the CL game he played) in his entire career! talk about fresh!

          • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm

            Vs Aguero…

            • Accy December 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

              I’ve more faith in foyth v augero than Dier vs augero…

  • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    We are Knights in White Satin. COYS!

    • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Sarmatian Knights who sat on the round table with King Arthur?

      • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        No, we don鈥檛 have any Iranians on our first team.

        • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

          Were they from Iran?

          • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:06 pm

            I googled Sarmation Knights and it said they were Iranian. I actually had no fucking idea who they were.

            • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm

              They were brought over to GB by romans at very young age for th eservice. i didn’t know where they were from. Maybe Ron knows as it was happening during his teen years.

              • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

                Google did mention they spoke Ronglish.

                • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

                  It was them actually who first spoke Ronglish.

    • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Used to be one of my favs. Actually it still is. 馃憤

      • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        I heard it on Pandora, while working out, and immediately thought of you Andy. 鉁岋笍

        • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

          Hehe, fully understand that thinking of me when you’re working out can help to inspire. 馃槀

  • Melcyid December 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Once our players hammys have gone they could replace them with thick rubber bands or soe fibre optics

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      馃幎Random馃幎

  • Accy December 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Gotta play a back 5 against City. Back 4 will be madness

    • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Rose at LB, Davies LCB.

      • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

        Davies at LCB? Do you know if he’s had any experience in that role??

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

          Yes – he’s been playing there for Wales for three years!

  • spurs108 December 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The big question we all are asking is, Why aren’t we playing as well as last year? Playing at the new stadium, injuries, loss of form, Poch’s mistakes are all plausible reasons but they are negligible imo.

    We have being gradually regressing relative to other teams because they’ve spent substantially more money than us during last few years. Regression was bound to happen.

    Another possible reason is our disenchanted players which is affecting their performances. I don’t think it is just Walker or Rose

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      If we had more out of the midfielders creatively we would have less trouble getting points
      Too many short go nowhere passes and saved by a few moments of brilliance

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Who have we regressed relative to? Man City?

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      We have been gradually regressing relative to other teams? Lordy lord.

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        You said it, sister.

    • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      In the last three seasons we’ve gone from 5th to 3rd to 2nd – how is that regressing?

      • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        Regressing? Ridiculous, we never won anything in the last 3 seasons and we haven’t won anything this season so far.

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        We all know the truth.

        We are all fucking anxious

        Why?

        We know we have a hard time against the Hartlepools of this world.
        We do beat off form World Champions though Ill give you that.

        • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm

          I’m not anxious Ron. Sorry.

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

            When I said We I didnt mean you why are you crashing my group????

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:58 pm

            It was the Royal We….not We
            Im going for a wee wee

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      I am not asking that question.

      • Accy December 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        who’s on first?

  • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Kev
    I鈥檓 going for Poch to spring a surprise and play Rose left wing鈥.Then he can merk that nitwit Walker

    The surprise package will be foyth in back 3.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      The surprise package won’t be Ben Davies in the back 3.

      • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        yep. I would play rose instead of davies at LB.

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

          But what if Davies is in a back three?

          • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

            well that won’t be a surprise as he already played there for wales.
            I would go with back four and put 3 behind Kane.

            • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

              For Wales?? Really?

              • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

                what??
                was it Malta?? Montenegro?? Luxomburg??

                • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

                  Ben Davies plays LCB for Wales

          • Willy Juice December 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

            then we will be destroyed

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 5:58 pm

          I’m guessing you missed Rose in the Brighton game? He’s way off the pace at the moment – a combination of lack of fitness and lack of desire.

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        Real Fan is always something of a surprise package.

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

          Actually he has a surprise package. 馃槣

  • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Freund or Foe
    So what鈥檚 the worst thing that can happen to our club?

    Sissoko to extend the contract for 5 more years

    • Willy Juice December 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      poch to keep playing the stupid c..t

  • Kev December 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I’m going for Poch to spring a surprise and play Rose left wing….Then he can merk that nitwit Walker

    • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      what does merk mean? Sit on and squash?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

        Run him over with a Mercedes I think…

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          A Mercedes with gold spinning hubcaps?

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

            That’s Levy’s I think.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm

              I just said ‘I think’ once too often.

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm

        Merk is what Clouseau does when he plays in a back 4 and he’s asked to keep a close eye on the oppo’s centre forward.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  • Aussie in Switzerland December 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Lamela eats Man City for breakfast

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      If only it were an early kick off.

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 4:47 pm

        Thats an early one for the Aussies.
        Youll get Austracized!

        • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm

          Boom!

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm

          Get a dog up ya!!!!!

          • Aussie in Switzerland December 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm
            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

              That’s a funny album name.

              • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

                The record label is 鈥淶ombie Penis Death Kill鈥

                • Aussie in Switzerland December 16, 2017 at 5:48 am

                  Try the song 鈥淗ead Job鈥

  • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Poch is important for our success in future. He does make mistakes but hopefully he will learn from it. If he goes what then. who will be the next boss that can take us forward. we can’t get the likes of carlo, jose, pep e.t.c ss they all require big budget which is not available in current ownership.
    there aren’t many that can work like poch on low budget and most focus on coaching.

    the only thing we can improve is to sign well aka sanchez and not waste money on players like sissoko e.t.c

    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Getting rid of Pochettino is the second worst thing that could happen to this club.

      The worst would be getting rid of Daniel Levy.

      • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        The depth of your deceit is deplorable.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        Yep

      • Blackfish December 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        i agree on first point 100%.
        but not on 2nd point.

        • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

          So what’s the worst thing that can happen to our club?

          • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

            Having already demolished WHL, we have a massive stadium fire with all the players inside, Daniel Levy has forgotten to renew the insurance. Next?

            • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

              Good work G. That’s pretty fucking bad.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

            A giant perrigrin falcon could fly off with Harry Kane.

          • Accy December 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

            Poch taking over from Wenger and making Kane and Toby his first signings.

            • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

              That would be so painful. I’d probably give up on fo9tball completely if that horror scenario ever played out

          • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

            We move to Woolwich and start playing in red?

          • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 4:47 pm

            East Stand, Camus, Accers and GazCrack are appointed to the board, after being sacked as song writers for the Smiths for being too miserable.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm

              I….am far too stupid to be miserable.

            • Accy December 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

              Spurstacus appointed to the board and we never sign anybody ever again as he’s happy that this team can win the league…

              • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

                It’s only humorous if it has some connection with actual fact.

                IE: My comment is moderatly humorous because those mentioned in it are the most consistently negative posters on the blog.

                IE: Your comment isn’t humorous at all because it is not based upon anything I have ever said (not to mention anything I may actually believe).

                The fact that you are all (for the most part) miserable pant-sniffers doesn’t mean I don’t like you or that I wouldn’t let you buy me a pint of Guinness if we were ever to meet. Unless anyone of you is Kirillus, of course.

  • Lilywhite December 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Each season teams ebb and flow. Lately, at the very top we see a back and forth primarily between City and Chelsea. One year in a given side, recent signings work particularly well, form is high throughout the squad, health is relatively good – and the next season the same is true for the other while the former struggles. I think we experience the same, just on a lower level – we spend less and more of our signings are prospective so we ebb and flow slightly lower in the table. This year, Wembley IS a factor, along with not having two full backs in top form, missing Wanyama, Dembele still being out of form, Toby out (of course, there will always be injuries), and having a complete time waster in Sissoko grace our side every other match. No one factor is to blame but I can’t wait for our high pressing game to resume at home.

    I’m positive bc we’ve got a very good side but remain cynical bc our form in recent seasons will not be improved upon without better, more ready made, signings. Draxler please…

  • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    In terms of Wembley you could argue that we’ve dropped 9 points so far this season if you assume that at WHL we would win every game (last season’s 17 wins from 19 with just 4 dropped points was amazing)? However even if we’d managed that we’d still be 9 points behind City and just a point ahead of United. Despite the Wembley curse and difficulties our home record is better than Liverpool at fortress Anfield.

    Truth is City spent well in the areas they needed by replacing a dodgy keeper and ageing fullbacks and are now amazing. Everybody else could make clear improvements to their squads.

    It’s maybe not the most glorious ambition but there’s every chance we could be the best of the rest.

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      You’re a wrong un’ and no mistake.

    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      We’re averaging two points a game at home so far this season. Only Utd, City and Arsenal can better that ratio.

      Last season’s home record was clearly an exception and only an idiot would look to use it in any meaningful comparison, but the season before that we amassed 16 points from our first nine home games — two points fewer than we currently have —
      and the season before that we’d only managed to pick up 14. Go back another season and you’re looking at a measly 12 points from the first nine games.

      So with almost half the season gone the fact is we’re actually managing to get better results at Wembley than we did at the Lane.

      • Accy December 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

        It’s good that we’re picking up points and we are there or there abouts where we were in previous 2 seasons. However before Stoke we’ve been pretty naff to sat the least with a run that even douglas bader wouldn’t have been proud of…

        • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm

          It鈥檚 good that we鈥檙e picking up points and we are there or there abouts where we were in previous 2 seasons. However … before Stoke we鈥檝e been pretty naff to sat the least with a run that even douglas bader聽wouldn鈥檛聽have been proud of鈥

          Ah, there’s always an “However” …

          • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

            Ooh. “An”. Contentious.

            Not sure I’d have used it in this instance to be honest. I live by the “if the first syllable of an “H” word is stressed go with “a”, if the second syllable is stressed go with “an”” rule.

            Not sure this is a hard-and-fast rule, mind.

            • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm

              I did consider both, and I did expect my choice to pique your interest.

              I bow to your superior knowledge.

              • Northern Spur December 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

                I鈥檇 have gone with 鈥渁n鈥 for aural reasons.

                • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm

                  Sounds good to me.

                • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

                  I’m on the “a” team. But I quit my AN levels early.

      • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

        Pants on fire.

  • OrganicPaper December 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Walker was the best RB in the prem last season and he has picked up where he left off. Aurier is not a good enough replacement. BUT this has absolutely naff all to do with why we have struggled or why City are doing so well.
    Their success is driven by a fantastically energetic, skilful and dynamic midfield and lethal attack.
    Our failures are the result of a sluggish, uninspiring and mentally frail midfield.

    I do be live we CAN win tomorrow but I’m not putting any money on it

  • melcyid December 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    The lads to earn their corn tomorrow and Capt Hugo to have a worldy

    • Willy Juice December 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      He鈥檚 due a clanger in fairness

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm

        You were due a clanger. And that ^ comment was it.

  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I think the same as Pep
    We need to fucking improve.
    Passing on an angle would be a start
    Dribbling woukd help
    Have a poke fron 25 yards will help
    Comprehending how to create a goal would be best

    • Accy December 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘
      I think the same as Pep
      We need to fucking improve.
      Passing on an angle would be a start This.
      Dribbling woukd help who, tho?
      Have a poke fron 25 yards will help Son, Kane… no one else can shoot on target…
      Comprehending how to create a goal would be best Poch? We don’t score many team goals

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm

        This

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        You and Ron are watching a different side to me. The team you two follow sound awful. Absolutely abysmal.

        The team I follow are friggin’ great. They’re going through a difficult time at the moment but, despite the dip in form and all the extraneous pressures, they qualified for the knockout stages on the CL top of their group, are still in the top 4 of the Prem and still not yet out of the Prem race.

        It’s a grand old team to play for
        It’s a grand old team to see

        And if you know the history etc etc etc

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        We wait for our defence to stop the other team and boom there is room if we move it up quickly

        We need to develop and attacking strategy inside when we have the ball.
        We really should be studying time and get the ball in certain situations in a cettain amount of time
        Angles,beat a man,movement.
        Do we fucling learn any of this?
        I dont think we do

        • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm

          Lat season we scored more goals than anybody else

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

            Thats no criteria..other teams see playing us better as some things work against us and some things dont
            They are giving us space in the centre of the field and we are doing less with it.
            Even last season we lacked creativity. Now its even worse.
            Eriksen takes what they give thats all.
            Dele hasnt been able to hoofwink anyone apart from the odd time.
            Dembele is great in his area but doesnt create
            Our wingers are not making as much if an ipact as they should

            • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm

              I think you may have slipped into over-analyse mode, Ron. Eriksen says “we’ll see what happens”, and you take that as proof that he has no belief. Stay calm dude.

              • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm

                Its not what he saud its how and when he plays. This corroberates with what he said.
                Investigative reporting by Ronglish Media.
                Also Ronglish ibtroduced the first corroberative word into exustence

                • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 4:47 pm

                  Better. 馃榿

                  • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

                    Bejjer it is in the vernacular

            • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

              So last season even though we created the most chances and scored the most goals in the PL we weren’t creative enough?

              • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 December 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

                That true.
                The system worked because of whatever but weve have had harder time this season.
                Last season we also had a hard time in play when the counter was not on.
                You want to look at simple statistics go ahead but I think that we lack creativity

                • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 5:56 pm

                  Simple statistics? Goals and shots too simple a measure of how much a team creates? Instead we’re meant to take your holistic perception of what creative is? (the fact that we are playing a bit shit now is seen in our goal and chances created being lower than the last two seasons)

                  How about this for a thought. You watch 90 minutes of every Spurs game so it feels like sometimes we look a bit laborious, not as fluid and free flowing as we might look etc When it comes to other teams you can’t possibly watch 90 minutes but instead rely on highlights to build your perception of them – suddenly everybody looks dead exciting and creative because you see 15 chances in 3 minutes?

                  Fans of other top teams will attest to how dull they are – over the past two seasons we’ve had United fans moaning about their dull play, Arsenal fans exasperated at their lack of cutting edge and Chelsea fans holding up banners accusing the Judas Rats, I went up to the City game two seasons ago with City fans in the pub jealous at our style of play. That really leaves the Klopp Kamikaze squad full of attacking intent but leaky as fuck at the back.

  • Accy December 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    In short, log on to the bbc website on Sunday evening and vote for Harry Kane…
    ————————————-
    Date: Sunday, 17 December
    Time: 18:45 GMT
    Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Save your time and vote for Australia to win the Ashes

      • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

        5-0 at 9/1 placed a few weeks ago!

  • Accy December 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  • Not a Real Fan. December 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Dear me, the idea that selling Walker has made us dreadful and City wonderful really is tinfoil hat stuff.
    So far we鈥檝e had
    1. Referees
    2. Scheduling
    3. Match fixing
    4. Illegal spending
    5. Media bias
    6. Statistic denial
    7. Boxing above our weight
    8. Serge Aurier
    9. Injuries
    10. Wingers
    The cold truth is that Wembley was a fucking stupid decision and Pochettino isn鈥檛 the second coming of Christ.
    Oh, and Levy is more interested in corporate hospitality than he is in building a football team that is capable of winning something.
    I鈥檓 not looking forward to getting thumped by City because it will trigger a tsunami of Stockholm Syndrome apologists鈥

    We鈥檙e not dreadful. No apology required.

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      No, but …

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

        I know what you’re thinking but that isn’t an accurate artist’s depiction of Real Fan in the foreground. Real Fan’s tattoo is on the other buttock.

        • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

          I found the original evidence

    • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Walker leaving has weakened us, that’s obvious, Walker joining them has solved one of their problem areas, so they are stronger for the acquisition. We’re what, two points adrift of last season? Wembley has been terrible for us. Guess it’s Wembley’s fault Alli, Eriksen & Dier’s form has dipped? Guess it’s Wembley’s fault Toby & Wanyama have been injured too?? It must definitely be Wembley’s fault we’ve done so well in the champions league…

      • mattspurs December 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        Wanyama played 80 minutes at Wembley this season
        Toby did his hamstring at pretty much the same time last year – must be a weather thing?

  • East Stand December 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    If Poch and his staff left the club the full impact of ENIC鈥檚 low spend would hit home, seeing us in around 7th in the league.

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm
      • East Stand December 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

        Great tune.

        • East Stand December 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

          The truth still remains.

          • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

            An unprovable truth. The best kind, by far.
            If Mike Ashley sold Newcastle and bought Tottenham, we’d be PL champions first season.

          • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm
          • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        That was the theme tune to a program called Tour of Duty, used to love that as a nipper!

        • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

          It is. But it’s also pretty dark. Probably about the destructive nature of deep depression or some degree of bi-polar condition.

  • mystic arnold December 15, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Sadly I fear tomorrow s test will be like being at school and forgeting about the maths or spelling test you ve got this morning till the teacher anouches it

  • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Royal Wedding May 19th put it in your diaries lads.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      I’m at the dentist. Sorry.

      • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm

        Your Royal Correspondent will give live commentary on the blog.

        • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

          My dentist has a lead roof and no wifi.

          • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm

            You must be with Phil McCavity

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        I got a dentist appointment next week. Its at 2.30. It actually is.

    • mystic arnold December 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Oh dear what a shame I ll have to turn the invite down thats cup final day,a busy day for Nilly and co

      • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        By order of HM The Queen the Cup Final will be put back a week.

        • mystic arnold December 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          Got her ticket already then has she

          • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm

            You tell me

    • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      I had to send my invitation back as I am having a colonoscopy that day.

      • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm

        Only Yanks invited will be her close family and the Trumps.

        • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

          Yeah but I have quite a bit of Irish and Welsh blood in me.

          • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

            Would you like some more?

            • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm

              I guess a transfusion is always a possibility.

            • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm

              Unk’s classic lamb and potato stew? Yes please.

              • Horndog 馃嚭馃嚫 December 15, 2017 at 1:51 pm

                I鈥檓 in.

                • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

                  Have you tried these things, Unk?

                  • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

                    No.

                    But there’s this stuff called sosmix (unfortunately very difficult to get hold of these days) that makes amazing sausage rolls.

                    A number of dyed-in-the-wool meat eaters I’ve tried them on say they actually prefer them to their meat equivalents.

                    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

                      Proto-veg sosmix? Hmm. Sounds yummie.

                    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

                      I’d like to try it, though. Maybe when my Christmas benefits cheque clears.

                    • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

                      I’ll be knocking some sosmix rolls up over the weekend, so if you’re passing any time soon…

                    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

                      Oh, you mean if I’m in your neighbourhood …

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        Ooh. Bum deal.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      I鈥檒l be busy watching porn and having a wank

  • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Anyone who writes us off is nuts, of course we have a chance, a snowballs chance in hell !

  • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Either David Davies is trying to scupper Brexit or he is the biggest buffoon ever elected to Westminster. Theresa is trying and succeeding against all odds, thankfully she has us moving to phase 2 but she is carrying us on her own.

  • Harry Hotspur December 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Dear me, the idea that selling Walker has made us dreadful and City wonderful really is tinfoil hat stuff.

    So far we’ve had
    1. Referees
    2. Scheduling
    3. Match fixing
    4. Illegal spending
    5. Media bias
    6. Statistic denial
    7. Boxing above our weight
    8. Serge Aurier
    9. Injuries
    10. Wingers

    The cold truth is that Wembley was a fucking stupid decision and Pochettino isn’t the second coming of Christ.

    Oh, and Levy is more interested in corporate hospitality than he is in building a football team that is capable of winning something.

    I’m not looking forward to getting thumped by City because it will trigger a tsunami of Stockholm Syndrome apologists…

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      The penny has finally dropped (for me).

      You’re doing that Taff reverse physchology thing. Haha!

      馃挜BOOM馃挜

      I agree with every word

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      That’s not quite what it will trigger. I think you’ll find that those now shouting “we can never beat em, they’ll trash us, men against boys” will be the ones moaning about abject performance and looking to blame someone/something if we lose. Deciding against cake, then eating someone else’s.

      • Accy December 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Regardless of the possibility of losing, if we play badly, and performances are abject then I think people are entitled to voice their frustrations. But I understand what you mean – even if we play well and lose there will be people having a go.

        • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

          If we play well and win there’ll still be some having a go.

          • Accy December 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

            That’ll be me doing that, then..

            • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm

              Nah, you’re better than that Accy.

              • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

                Ahem *cough* …

          • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

            If we play well, score a hatful and utterly demolish City there’ll be some moaning. I could name them now.

            • Accy December 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

              If we don’t play well, nor sign anyone useful it attack, rain or shine, there’ll be some happy clappers suggesting we can still win the league. I could name them now… *..cough..* *..cough..*

              • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

                I’d be one of them. Just like I was after the season we came third. I was almot right, as well.

              • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

                The only time I would accept that we have no chance of winning the Prem would be when it is clear that we have no chance of winning the league.

                On the evidence of the last few seasons under Poch (inc. his staff, our players, style of play etc. etc. etc) I’m not willing to join the self-harmers yet.

  • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    In recent weeks Southampton, Huddersfield and West Ham have all given City a good game and Shaktar have beaten them.

    Their unbeaten league run has to come to an end some time; tomorrow seems as good a day as any to me.

    But I’m still going for a 3-0 home win.

  • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Manchester City Football Club will score somewhere between 0 and 4 goals.

    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club will score between 1 and 2 goals more than Manchester City Football Club.

    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club will prevail and the chase will be well and truly on.

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      The wheels are starting to come off City challengd already.

      • Harry Hotspur December 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        I wish our wheels would come off. They’ve won 15 games on the bounce.

        • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

            Like. Quite therapeutic.

            • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

              Raz is on the phone to the owners as we speak.

              • Victor Meldrew December 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

                We have a chance, a snowballs chance in hell !

              • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm

                Perfect, they’re nearly the same colour.

          • Harry Hotspur December 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

            This is remarkably smoothing

        • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

          Yeah, but Spurs have:

          https://g.co/kgs/i4hKm6

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Jim White on talkspirt spent all morning telling everyone we were going to be the ones to turn over City. So far it seems their trying sucker in the mug punters to back Spurs and effect the market when they know City will win. Be listening to what else is said today and tommorow. Maybe its just Jim. I thought I’d be the other way around.

    • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Yes I had a little chuckle thinking how that would be interpreted. Even when somebody big us up there’s still an over riding paranoid android reason for it 馃槈.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        He’s probably just mental馃槅

    • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      How does Jim White (who?) “know” City will win?

      I “know” they won’t.

      • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        More to the point, who give a fuck what that tosser thinks anyway?

        • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

          Oh, you mean this ‘White’ scroat? Fakim.

          • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

            Ha-ha! Close…

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        He most likely doesn’t.

  • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    It’s a bit shit losing our record after selling them our RB, hopefully a lesson learned.

    • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Fuck the record, fuck Walker and fuck ManC.
      And fuck the flu. Grrrrrr.

      • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        The flu wot you gave to me, you swine.

        • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

          Sounds a bit ‘one flu over the’…..

        • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

          You did tongues as well?

          • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

            I follow the lead.

            • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 December 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

              I’m just concerned whether it was sloppy seconds.

              • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

                I did find a rogue piece of sweetcorn husk.

        • Freund or Foe December 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

          Sorry sNut. 馃槥馃樂馃槥

    • Superspoz 馃弳 December 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Defo lesson learned. You can demand any fee if city come knocking.

    • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Walker has made all the difference. They wouldn’t be half the side without him.

      • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

        I disagree. It’s their ‘keeper wot’s made all the difference. He’s managing to keep clean sheets playing behind the likes of Otamendi and Mangala. He’s performing miracles back there.

        • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          I’ve wanted to do this for ages

          WHOOOSH!

      • McG鈿解毥 December 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Obviously not true, but he has strengthened them, sped up their attacks and improved their defence.

      • 馃拫 December 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        I can spot sarcasm when I see. Don’t worry. Bit disappointed with Taff though.

        • UnkleTaff December 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          Oops. Guilty as charged.

          Sorry.

        • 61SpursNut馃尠 December 15, 2017 at 1:09 pm

          *giggle*