Date: 26th October 2017 at 10:10am
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Is Jamie Redknapp (whose wife has left him) being paid by the word, or is this unwanted bout of media saturation a coping mechanism, to prove to himself that he’s still relevant?

“With the players he has got, it won’t be long until he’s judged on what he’s won. If you don’t win things with the players you’ve got it won’t be long until you come in for criticism.”

Despite Mauricio Pochettino repeatedly making it painfully clear that the League cup wasn’t going to prioritised, young Jamie (whose wife has left him) still decided to scorn the selection.

The whole point of last night’s starting XI was to demonstrate that the Premier League and the Champions League.

“You could say that this competition is the last of Pochettino’s priorities but it’s not, this is a great marker to put down. With a trophy in the bank, it could have provided a feel-good factor for the rest of the season to go on and win more.”

Poch has made his position clear and the time to chastise him will be if Spurs continue to drift aimlessly sometimes qualifying and sometimes not qualifying for European football.

What part of: Our objective is to win the Premier League, to win the Champions League, does Redknapp (whose wife has left him) not understand?

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • sPATicus October 27, 2017 at 9:22 am

    “Ok you’ve proved your point now f*cking pack it in!! I said make it look like you’re trying not actually try. If we win he’s likely to be sacked and they might stumble on a good manager. If our name is in the hat for the next round every single one of you are finished at this club”. That is Poch’ actual HT talk.

  • Des B October 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Worth remembering that most of the shite spun out by sky pundits is scripted for them and manipulated to stir or evoke emotion amongst viewers. Bottom line, I hate losing to that scum, am disappointed, felt that we are maybe believing our own hype a bit much, but also think despite all my past meanings , believe we have a truly legendary and gifted manager and backroom Staff, in whom we must repay his great work with our trust and faith. Unfortunately, Jamie who had a great footballing brain , chose to go down the road of working with these bullshit journalists, when he had the potential to be a decent coach. If you haven’t stepped the path, don’t criticise the undergrown ( Keane, 6;3)

    • Des B October 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Moanings not meanings; and Undergrowth, not undergrown

      • WitTank October 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

        ps Undergrown makes more sense

  • Alfie X October 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    He’s up there with the sickening raft of ‘experts’ on Talkshite. Jim Whites voice is vomit inducing. Must say two who think before they speak are Ian Wright and Martin Keown. Maybe they just have enough dough not to be sycophantic.

  • Bert simpkins October 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I go to every spurs game apart from the ones I can’t be bothered going too. Last night I couldn’t be bothered and I think that played a part in the team selection and the halfhearted attitude.
    So far, the press hasn’t pointed a finger at me.

    Has Jamie’s wife left him? I swear she’s not here.

  • Mad Carew October 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Poch must have ripped into them at HT, Why you Fuccie try to win dis game, we don’t wanta de Cariboussa (Kicks water bottle at Sissoko) neil neil at HT, we agreed, fusking arsenwholes, now get out there and lose this peesing game or you’re all de tooasty.

  • FGZ October 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Couldn’t get past ‘Carragher’…..

  • Ronan October 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Not sure too much of anything can be read into last night’s game. It was a weakened, disjointed, half-hearted Spurs side in an after the Lord mayor’s show event. There was little chance of them being able to match the passionate intensity WH managed to summon up in the 2nd half: no league points were at stake and a Carabo QF and bragging rights over the poor old ‘am were never going to be sufficient motivation for them to release the kracken.
    Not sure why Dier’s suddenly copping so much flak, as his job has never been to wow the fans. The biggest disappointment for me was Sissy, who had the opportunity to push on and lay down a real marker after a confidence-boosting early goal. It seemed an ideal opportunity for him to have gone on the rampage and reminded everybody what the real Sissy is all about. But maybe that just is the real Sissy and we just have to resign ourselves to the fact that he’s never going to boss any game under any circumstances.

    • gloster1861 October 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Sissy? I don’t think there IS any more in the locker. I can’t see ball control, or any idea how to use the ball. His best is to run as fast as he can and hope. If he stops to think he loses it.

      • Ronan October 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        Generally agree, but there have been odd suggestions of something more – a decent spot and accurate lofted pass, a neat, pacy little layoff. Yet even after all the encouraging plaudits and fan backing he’s received this season, he showed he’s still incapable of taking an occasion even like last night’s by the scruff of the neck and forcing poch to think of him as a 1st-choice midfielder. He must have known Poch would have been watching him last night thinking, has this experienced pro finally developed into somebody I could build a midfield around? And that was all Sissy could summon from himself.

  • One Flew Over SPURTS Cuckoo Nest 💋 October 26, 2017 at 11:26 am
    • One Flew Over SPURTS Cuckoo Nest 💋 October 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

      It’s a good un. (For once).

  • McG⚽⚽ October 26, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Things we can take from last night; Aurier will start at RB on Sat, Rose has a good few weeks before he looks anything near match fit, Davies also starts Sat. Sissoko’s effort has much improved from last season, hope he keeps it going. Poch should have made his subs earlier last night, we needed to retain the ball, was an ideal time for the introduction of Winks (yes, I did just type that!!). Fair play to the West Ham players, least they fought for their manager & showed some heart. If this was a league game, it’d be worth worrying about… Players like Dier, not impressed.

    • AccringtonSpurs October 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I thought Foyth played well except the defending for their second and third goals – he’s not the tallest so can’t jump as high as Ogbonna (third goal), and was caught ball watching for their second where Lansing got in behind on the left unmarked to cross for Ayew. If Jan and Sanchez are playing, I think the goals don’t necessarily happen.

      However, there were 10 other players on the pitch for us and a great number of them were defending when we were under pressure. Foyth can’t be solely to blame. I think he played really well over all.

  • Panama Paul October 26, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Woke up this morning to read that we were knocked out of the Caravan Cup by the Spammers. No wonder they were up for it. Not the best start to the day. I guess it was disappointing to get drawn against them again so early but sh*t happens I guess. Conspiracy theories abound about us throwing the second half but Poch might just get away with it if there’s an inquiry.

    • Spurs est_1882 October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

      I don’t think we threw it, we just didn’t respect the competition or the opposition, and they were fighting for their careers and their bosses career. we should have been able to hold a 2 goal lead, but we were piss poor. I am not upset about getting knocked out, just upset by who, and the nature of it.

  • Legoverlass October 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

    You cannot cherry pick a winning mentality. Every game is there to be won. That is the only psychology the best teams have. Mourinho said last season that winning is everything and that he wants to win every competition. Clearly the team talk at half time was not that of a winning mentality and Pooch needs to perhaps believe less the hype he reads about what a great coach he is and look more at the list of things he has won as a coach. Yesterday’s second half performance shows that there is still a big mindset issue that needs fixing at the club both in the squad and the coaching staff. It doesn’t help that the squad still remains Wafer thin and just an injury to Kane away from imploding. Now it appears there is some doubt about Kane’s fitness for Man Utd. We really need a great result and performance on Saturday to wash the stench of last night away and recover the feel good factor and momentum we had after the Real Madrid and Liverpool results.

    • gloster1861 October 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

      We’re away so that’s all good.

      • gloster1861 October 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

        Give the staff a few more days to fumigate Wembley and wash off the racist misspelt graffiti.

    • BERNARD October 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

      yep can you ever imagine Bill Nicholson sending a sub standard team out to play any game Poch needs to wise up

      • Spurs est_1882 October 26, 2017 at 10:59 am

        what a load of crap – you cant compare teams of the 60’s to now, like you cant compare players of now to players of then. Bill Nick, in a world where he was expected to spend less than half of those he competes with, and compete in 4 competitions, would have rotated….lets not forget, the rules were different back then too.

    • Spurs est_1882 October 26, 2017 at 10:57 am

      The squad is wafer thin…yet for the Real game we were missing 2 left backs (resulting in having to play a CB at left back) missing our first choice central midfield (Alli, Wanyama and Dembele) and for over a year missed our first choice right winger….yet we did ok. The squad is mired in injury, and what this game taught us is that priority (at least until we have the new stadium and revenue it brings) is to get into the CL and to progress in the CL, with a hopeful run at the title. I would hope next year moving forward we can win the B-league cup or the FA, but we have to prioritise at this point. Easy for jose to say he wants to win it all, he spent over £300m in the summer. Just to put it in perspective, not one PL team picked a first team for the cup…even those with only the league to fret about. it is a waste of time and needs to go.

      • gloster1861 October 26, 2017 at 11:52 am

        For accuracy, West Ham put out their first XI. Bilic was desperate.

        • JackThe Lad October 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

          West Ham made NINE changes from their last league match – we made SEVEN. We were playing their reserves but they wanted to win.

  • Camus October 26, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Redknapp / Carragher – they’re interchangeable.
    No doubt both bitter about us showing Klopp up.
    Redknapp Jnr is like the Peter Andre of the punditry world – still talking dirty about that bird he fell out with years ago and making a packet doing so.

  • caveman October 26, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Yeah, it looks as though Carragher’s wife has run off with Mrs Redknapp!

    • Camus October 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Now it’s getting exciting…

  • Still Nil Nil October 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Has carraghers missus left him an orl?

    (Ive read the blog now)

    • gloster1861 October 26, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Left Redknapp? What haveci missed?

      • Still Nil Nil October 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

        Harry’s playing with our minds

  • Still Nil Nil October 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Booyakasha

    • Still Nil Nil October 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Now to read the blog