Date: 10th February 2018 at 7:54pm
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Some hilarious bedwetting after the win.

Not only calling me out for refusing to believe that the ageing injury magnet Mousa Demebele has future – opposed to simply backing what was a powerhouse showing – but also outrage that an ‘okay’ performance hasn’t been lauded as the greatest show on earth.

Let’s dwell on Mousa, because for one, he deserves it and for two, he provides quite chilling contrast when looking at some of the other near to pointless clowns we have on our books.

The big Belgian who celebrates his 31st birthday this summer had a pass completion rate of 97%. Wow. Just wow. That’s world class. Mousa also made 4 take-ons and won all of them. Insatiable stuff.

Cech had a great game, but Arsenal were flattered by the 1-0 and a truly dangerous side would have truly taken this lot to the cleaners.

Son passing accuracy: 79% Poch wasted the first half watching Son repeat the same ineffectual little forays again and again and again. The Korean made 5 crosses and all of them failed. Yet it took the gaffer 1 hour and 10 minutes to bring on Lamela.

That was the problem with all out attacking endeavours and come half time it was obvious to anyone with half a brain that whoever scored would probably win by that single goal. Neither side looked like they had 2 goals in them.

Spurs shot accuracy: 34% Cech blah blah blah but if you double check their line up you will see they only fielded him once and he played in goal. Yes we could have scored 3 or more, but we didn’t because we were inept.

Where was Dele Alli? Good question. With a passing accuracy of 63% he was fighting and losing his own personal battle against basic competencies.

Yet despite this, Pocettino refused to remove this kid until the 85th minute – Lamela achieved more in the last 15 than Dele did all game.

Spurs today were not dominant nor were they magnificent. This was not a comprehensive victory by any stretch of the imagination. Spurs today were a gaggle of girl guides selling lemonade – but one of their number was Godzilla.

What was magnificent was Ben Davies’ ball in and Harry Kane’s merciless finish.

Arsenal will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which wound to lick tonight. They fluffed their lines and should think themselves lucky that this Wembley jaunt didn’t cost them a pot.

For Aunty Wenger, it’s game like this that sting and this another season too many, another infernal round or recriminations he could have avoided. Why doesn’t he see his days out on a sun lounger somewhere and find some peace, opposed to putting himself through all this nonsense?

For Pochettino the long and aching schlep of financial stability has only just begun.

 
Comments
  • patspur February 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Orzil looked amazed!

  • Al February 10, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    For twenty ish minutes in the second half I thought we were fairly electric. Obviously that’s less than a quarter of the game. And the end was needlessly tight and they should have punished our total inability to kill the game off. They were there for the pumping today.

    Still, three lovely points off these chumps is always a joy.

  • Tom Sherwood February 10, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Wenger reckons Arsenal should have had the NLD won by HT given their counter attacking, and to think some on here think i’m diluted.

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      The full quote from Aunty is a fairer comment.

  • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:47 pm
  • Willy Juice February 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Great to get 7 points from those 3 games! Verts 😍

  • Stevo1987 February 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    We won! Despite Brexit.

  • Melcyid February 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Hito de puta says lamela to young jack,who then loses his mind.never thought jack was a linguist

  • Nick February 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Just shows that throwing £100s millions at the strike force counts for little.to outscore the opponents in the current premier league you still need a competent defence.goons just haven’t got that

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Which City have done and they have won the league.

      Money isn’t evil, it simply needs to be spent wisely.

  • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    I didn’t see the game but Paul Miller is my MoM.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      I agree his stats were faultless.

      • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        Is stat-a-fact?

  • FFF February 10, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I understand your frustrations with Alli this year but suggesting Lamela is in any way superior (today or any other) is laughable. Apart from one meaningless Rabona in some pointless Europa league game the guy has done nothing for us (before or after his injury) and the only thing he looked capable of achieving today was destroying the good work of the team by getting himself sent of for rash challenges and a bust up with Wilshere. He was played in for good chances twice (once by a great first time pass from Alli I might add) and both times showed the two footedness and composure of a schizophrenic Heather Mills. Alli is often guilty of giving the ball away and his passing accuracy has been consistently poor (even when he was playing well) but focusing purely on that shows a complete lack of understanding of why he is such an effective player for us (all be it a still undeniably overrated one).

    • Lord Croker February 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      ‘Alli is often guilty of giving the ball away and his passing accuracy has been consistently poor ‘
      You rested your own case. Im off to infowars now to get a tan.

      • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        We’re in rabbit’s foot territory with this boy.

      • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        Get one for me.

      • FFF February 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm

        My point was that his passing accuracy was poor even when he was being raved about and banging in 18 premier league goals last season – high passing percentages are not the reason the guy is in the team and never have been.

        • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm

          Yes.

          However what I’m trying to coax out of you – or anyone – what does he contribute when not scoring or not assisting?

          Not sure if you saw this from today – although it could be from virtually any game

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Can you cite what it is about him that makes him so important then? Not a eating question, it’s just that I can’t see it on the pitch and it isn’t in his stats either.

      • FFF February 10, 2018 at 9:38 pm

        Tbh I agree with you that there is definitely an argument for Alli being dropped / subbed earlier based on this season’s form but the suggestion that Lamela is in any way, shape or form the answer is IMO delusional. Dele’s stats haven’t been great attacking wise (though still our top assists and same number of goals as Lamela’s most productive season ever for us) but the energy he brings to the high press, the relentless movement and the fouls he wins to ease the pressure (2nd most fouled player in prem) were all on display today. His wastfulness in the final third is frustrating but he has clearly been given a licence to try things in those areas, which is good in my books as putting him on a tighter leash would increase the creative onus on Eriksen to unsustainable levels.

        • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:50 pm

          Fair comment!

    • Colin SC February 10, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      He did call Ramsey a F###ing Pussy, that has to count for something?

  • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Aubameyangnam Style!

    I spent the afternoon looking at photos of my mates deceased relatives. Yay!

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Oh dear…

      • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        *The pictures were taken whilst the subjects were alive.

        • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

          Ah…

          • 💋 February 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

            … more’s the pity…

  • LOL-1175 February 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Can we just stay at Wembley now??

  • DaveK February 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Yep, Lamela certainly achieved a lot when he came on….Yellow card after 2 minutes, missing the goal from 5 yards when a pass to Eriksen would have sealed it, giving away a free-kick in a dangerous area just before the end and starting a fight after the final whistle. Not a bad 5 minutes really.

    • Lord Croker February 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Thats my boy.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      You need to go to Specsavers, urgently!

  • Andrew February 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Sorry but lamela had two opportunities ,and I knew he wouldn’t score. He is coming back from a long injury, but his first chance was fluffed. After all the chances we had ,I thought the free kick at the end of the game those cnuts had would have been daylight robbery if they scored. We need to finish teams off, and we deserved the win today, although the score should have been an embarrassment.
    Dembele was awesome ,Ben Davies has surprised me so much this season, verts =best defender in the Prem.

  • Jimbo THFC February 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Dembele, Davies, Trippier, Verts were all fantastic.
    Kane was fantastic in the way that he always is.
    Eriksen would have been fantastic if we gave him the ball a bit more.
    Son and Dele tried hard but no end product.
    Dier was good and Sanchez needs Toby next to him for a few more seasons.
    Lamela had an instant impact.
    The difference between the 1st and 2nd half was we stopped pondering about on the ball and put in a few early balls rather than constantly checking back.

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Here we go – someone who understood what they were watching.

      • baz February 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        Hence, that is what you get when you shop at TK Maxx.

        • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

          During a clearance sale

          • baz February 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

            Red Label, all the time!

            • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

              #StickerLove

  • Powerdaddy February 10, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I’m starting to think HH is a bit of a tit. Girl guides and not dominate?
    Goons had one (1) shot on target all game.

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Instead of starting to think, try it full time. Son dicking about for an hour does not equate to ‘domination’.

      Where do you people come from, a battered wive’s refuge?

      ‘Please tell me we could have won 10-0, I need blanket around my shoulders’… pathetic.

      • Andrew February 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

        I rate son ,but he seems to run into defenders more often than not. He needs to pass the ball sooner on occasions, not try to weave through five defenders.

        • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

          Neither he or Dele can successfully dribble.

    • Harry Hotspur February 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      FYI Arsenal made 6 shots.

      2 Blocked
      1 Saved
      3 Off target

      Although I know you don’t care about what actually happened. You just want some validation, no matter how pitiful that might be…

  • Dean February 10, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Should have scored a few more goals if the finishing was better!

    • baz February 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      We always should have scored a few more.
      Our attackers are good but they are not top notch.

  • baz February 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    You get what you pay for. We shop at TK Maxx.

  • Horndog February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Lamela has to start against Juve as does Toby and Victor.

    • TheCincinnatiYid February 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      ^This