Date: 3rd July 2018 at 2:39pm
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Ahead of tonight’s big match, this little gem should get you well and truly in the mood.

Dele Alli is thought to return for this one along with Kieran Trippier.

Should Eric Dier play again, it will be a performance to reassure everyone he’s been snapped out of trance-like state.

Colombia are 11/4, England are 6/5 favourites and the draw 21/10.

As far as predicting the result is concerned, I’m placing more concern on the ball being passed to Kane.

To me, that solves all England’s attacking problems.

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

  • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm
  • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Won’t give a score but will predict Sterling misses a sitter. I think they’ll be a sending off too.

  • Sid Trotter July 3, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Goodness, if we only had Kane and Sanchez in our team we could get 3rd!

  • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Some of those WAGs look a bit rough.

      • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 5:55 pm

        Dirtier than the back of my van.

        NB: I have never owned/rented or otherwise any vehicle that could be vaguely be described as either dirty or even ‘van like’.

        • Accy July 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm

          I can imagine you owning a Sinclair C5 or some such.

  • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Missed the mighty clash of two European countries who chickened out of WW2.

    On balance pleased Switzerland lost. And delighted to hear that Xhaka was so shit. Nice legacy Arsene!

    • Aussie in Switzerland July 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Switzerland executed over 700 people during WW2, for trying to cross into and join Germany. I think it was profit protection, not neutrality protection

      • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        In one of those bank vaults the Swiss are supposed to be sitting on Nazi gold melted down from gold fillings.

  • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Steven Hawkins Football Boots
    Lovely clip of both Sanchez and Kane.
    One difference between Kane for spurs and Kane for England.
    He gets supplied by spurs.
    Lingard and sterling and Henderson seem to have an agenda and donโ€™t give Kane anything.
    Coincidence?

    Spot on. Southgate needs to kick their arses and tell them you play Harry in whenever possible unless you’ve got an open goal in front of you.

  • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Probably stocking up on some fresh hookers

    He throws the small ones back in the river… Catch and release.

  • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Excellent!

    • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Meant for Aussie…

      • Aussie in Switzerland July 3, 2018 at 5:23 pm

        Gotcha

  • Snow Patrol July 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Brilliant comment from Phil Neville:

    Fake Xhaka’
    Sweden 1-0 Switzerland

    Phil Neville

    Former England & Man Utd defender in Russia

    Granit Xhaka probably thinks he had a decent game today because he passed the ball sideways to his teammates, but he cost his team the goal. He allows players past him too easily and he is the holding midfielder. He is fake.

    • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Phil Neville spotting a fake footballer .. oohhh the irony

      • Gloster1861 July 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        Takes one to know one.

  • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Over to you Sadiq!

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Glos….. To answer your questuon from earlier blog, there was ni rocket scientists, but there was a qualified physicist

  • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    ignominy for the swiss

    pot noodle for dinner for is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Got Colombia yet๐Ÿ™Œ

      • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        Indeed we do!
        Ive got Kane to score 2 ore more

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        Donโ€™t give your leaving notice in yet, early retirement not there yet.๐Ÿ˜ฉ

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 5:56 pm

          โ˜บ I’m pretty much retired anyway….

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

            Mentally redundant…

    • Aussie in Switzerland July 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Like a morgue in Zug and Zurich right now

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Fuck off sweden

  • Lord Croker July 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    It’ll go to penalties. Well let’s hope so.

    • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      sadist!

  • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Tonightโ€™s World Cup fixture

    Colombia v England

    Also known as

    Supply v Demand.

    • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Oh very good.

      • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        not my own work but plagiarism was a good frond to me though university so why stop now!

  • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Predictions for tonight?

    I’m going bonkers.

    1-1.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Need a Shaq attack to win some dosh

    • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      the draw in 90 mins?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:34 pm

        Draw or Swiss win with Sweden scoring first.

        • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm

          i tink the swiss will throw everything at them now and you’ll get that draw

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

            Fingers crossed. Swedes just sat in like stodgey bus parkers.

  • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Bring back Japan, this is turgid

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Swiss unbeaten for 40 odd games

  • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Svenske

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    If Sweden reach the quarters Mulder’s going to have to reopen the X files.

  • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Sums up this game, Sweden where never goner score without help, their like 11 sterlings

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    My God!!?

  • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Oh right, so is there a football game on this evening or something?

    More St Georges crosses popped up round my way than a EDL march in Dover. Even the Somali family over the road are at it!

    • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Their at it everywhere, my little boy came up to me today and said he’s now following England since Germany went home. Told him to stick it, he ain’t riding off our success I’ve waited to long to share it ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:31 pm

        HA! Cheeky git ๐Ÿ™‚

        My missus is Italian and I had hoped she would get behind her adopted country but aint a chance. To be fair I respect her decision, would be a hollow support otherwise

        • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm

          I had to sit their silent 4 years ago whilst they all went crazy, my little boy 7 yrs old and got to see his country lift the World Cup .After they went out I told him this is what it’s like to be a England fan.just let the disappointment wash over you

  • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I really hope Sweden progress because the Women are a sight to behold!

    • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      +1

    • Lilywhite without the II July 3, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Women’s football ah, can’t beat it….

      • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

        I haven’t seen the female team but if their as tidy as the ones in the crowd, I may have to indulge myself ๐Ÿ™„

      • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

        is dat dat fing funded by mens football?

    • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      I have to say, as a relatively well traveled young man, the women in Sweden are absolutely stunning. The Finns are not bad either

      • Flynnbob July 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm

        I like to think myself as well travelled and I came to the conclusion a while back that when you leave our shores there all pretty tidy

        • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:26 pm

          I think you are right!

        • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

          Sad but true

        • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm

          In Denmark they have the unemployed cleaning up for their benefits.

      • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm

        For me there is nothing like a dane. Was once married to one. Kobenhavn kool.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    This is so bad its getting good…

  • Lilywhite without the II July 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I actually think Sweden pass the ball around well, they just lack class….

  • SeattleSpursGuy July 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    This is a serious snore.

    • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      If only we can beat this rather decent team we are playing tonight

  • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    A game of lawn bowls is played at a quicker pace than this game

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    No wonder Sweden has such a high suicide rate..

    • Urbane Sturgeon July 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Ha Ha Ha Ha …………….

    • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Immigration

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm

        They should deport half this team. Passports please?

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Anuvva one out the stadium!

  • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Just seen the first half “highlights”. Hopefully Air Traffic Control has been advised to divert planes around the stadium just in case.

    • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      The Russians have had a lot of bad press in the past about planes being downed by objects fired from the ground.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      โ˜บ that last volley whizzed past my window….

  • SeattleSpursGuy July 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Steven Hawkins Football Boots
    Lovely clip of both Sanchez and Kane.
    One difference between Kane for spurs and Kane for England.
    He gets supplied by spurs.
    Lingard and sterling and Henderson seem to have an agenda and donโ€™t give Kane anything.
    Coincidence?

    I dunno Steven. Occam’s Razor tells us that the simplest of competing theories should be preferred to the more complex.

    1. There is a conspiracy by the players of other top four clubs to starve Kane of service.

    2. Lingard, Sterling, Henderson and their ilk are average players, short on footballing intelligence.

    I’m going with two on this one.

    • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Absolutely no 2. None of them really have any experience passing a ball to an English striker.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Now we got to listen to these muppets tell us its been a decent game in this, the best WC of all time.๐Ÿ˜•

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Just turn the sound off!!

      • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        Just turn the set off until England vs Columbia. You’ll thank yourself.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:58 pm

          I got money on it, but that’s not even saving it..

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

        I’ll just vacate the room….

        • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

          Mute the muppets.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm

            I can still see Linekers silly owl face

            • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm

              Oi. Less of that. He’s on the firm

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

                Haaa…he’s turned since the good ol days..

  • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Switzerland trying to overload the box with Shaquiri. Is there a weight limit?

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I can’t believe Colombia are nearly 3/1 outsiders. I’m getting stuck into that like a lovely big chocolate cake.

    • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      +1

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        Early retirement…

    • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      I would have them down as slight favs for this, we have no midfielders and a left back who can go left. 50/50at best all our team needs to play well to get through this tonight, i see them as the toughest team to play in our half of the draw

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm

        I think Rodriguez is out but yes its still tougher than most.

  • Urbane Sturgeon July 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The only positive about these teams’ performance is that we might be playing one of them.

  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ thatโ€™s two great chances missed.

  • Panama Paul July 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    To be fair to all concerned, especially those that love football, the Sweden -Switzerland match should finish at half-time as 0-0 and then they toss a coin to decide who wins. Another 75 mins after that is more than anyone should have to watch. The penalty shoot out could last an eternity.

    • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      England ought fear neither provided they conquer Columbia first!!

      • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm

        Youโ€™re dead right there.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Embarassing

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I can’t comprehend how bad Sweden are. 70% Sunday league this WC.

  • Steven Hawkins Football Boots July 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Lovely clip of both Sanchez and Kane.

    One difference between Kane for spurs and Kane for England.

    He gets supplied by spurs.

    Lingard and sterling and Henderson seem to have an agenda and donโ€™t give Kane anything.
    Coincidence?

    • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      With no margin for error, win or bust, expecting your fallacious argument to be torn up this eve!!

      • Steven Hawkins Football Boots July 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

        Is my view wrong up til now?

        • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

          Yes!

          • Steven Hawkins Football Boots July 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm

            Whereโ€™s the evidence to the contrary???

            • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

              None and refute any supposed conspiracy theories!

    • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Could you imagine the Portuguese players not passing the ball to in space ronaldo? They wouldn’t dare not. Kanes the top male lion. Lions dont put up with any bullshit from there bitch lionesses . Bite them on their necks kane

    • archiisbald July 3, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Steven H BOOT. we didn’t take any central midfielders apart from henderson, service to kane was always going to be at a premium centrally, pusing the onus on width, so why the feck does Wingnutgate play young on the left is beyond me

  • Urbane Sturgeon July 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    In honour of tonight’s match I’ll be drinking EPA & pinching the white snuff.

    • dilly July 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      I shall be drinking Morreti lager with Poxy at a packed noisy Solihull Walkabout bar this eve!

      • Urbane Sturgeon July 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

        I’m at work really, but I can dream can’t I.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    That Swedish striker would get a game for Orient. The fact they won that group is proof in itself this WC is bent.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      WOULDN’T ffs.

    • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Orient and charlton (London) ive got half a billion which one do I buy

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm

        The O’s! As long as your intentions are honourable.

        • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

          Build a REAL football stadium there the envy of all spamers.

  • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Welders at the new lane about to clear on out. Not much dirty welding to do. A few bits of clean tig (tungsten inert gases) to do on stainless steel pipes and its network rail here we come :-).

    • Lilywhite without the II July 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      ๐Ÿ‘

  • Hartley July 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Kane to score first and Columbia to win 2-1

  • Tappaspur July 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Kanes to busy captaining to get on the end of anything probably anyway.

  • dilly July 3, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Already getting into the mood Columbia’s dangermen capable of winning this encounter (who need to be marked closely) are Cuadrado, Falcao and Quintero all whom shall test our defences resolve. I believe we are linked to Quintero.

  • dilly July 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    No one dared to enquire about the current stater of transfer activity! but presumably already mentioned Joe Lewis yacht doing a U Turn on the River Thames yesterday!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5906439/Spurs-owners-321ft-super-yacht-spotted-sailing-River-Thames.html
    (Daily Mail)

    • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Probably stocking up on some fresh hookers

  • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      They look like someone familiar!!

      • Harry Hotspur July 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        NOTHING TO SEE HERE, GO BACK TO YOUR SLUMS

    • Steven Hawkins Football Boots July 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Looks like U2

    • OrganicPaper July 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      hahaha! love it!

  • 89Spurs ๐Ÿ‘ July 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Lucky 1st.