Date: 6th December 2017 at 12:26pm
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Rested stars and second stringers pulled out of bars? The under pressure Pochmeister may pull a flanker (oh look, grow up), Poch said:

“…we are focused on this game it is important to win, finish well in the Champions League and build the momentum. We deserve to finish first. But the team deserves to build momentum and we can only do that by winning games.”

Poch is is looking to play his way through the slump. With Manchester City romping home in the Premier League and Spurs finding the ground bottomless even against supposedly softer opposition, keeping the momentum going is a tactic that obviously appeals to the chestnut coiffered one…

…it is a chance to go as far as possible in the Champions League and then see what happens. It is too early in the season to say. Its so important to be strong, keep our performances and improve because when you don’t win you have to improve.”

If this is the case, then the gaffer is mounting a bold strategy given that energy levels in key players are at an all time low.

Spurs next Premier League game is at Wembley in 3 days time against Stoke City whose form is indistinguishable from our own.

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

  • Harry Hotspur December 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Momentum is but a slave to those that want it. Push forward and it will join in,let the force hit ypu back and it will join them.
    Get hold of the fucker NOW!!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    richspurs
    Momentum. Theres a scientific formula for that. Something about force and energy, and effort, etc. Nutting we ave at da momento.

    We had momentum and we still have it
    It was going forward then ffs it started going backwards
    There is only one way to make it go forward again. Just one way. FUCKING DO IT FFS!!!!

  • Camus December 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Jamie Redknapp on the coach:-

    “I thought it was good business at the time but now what it’s has done (sic) is set a precedent in the dressing room. It looks to me that the players know what the going rate is.”

    Analysis:- So you thought it was good business but now that they’ve dropped a few points this changes everything?

    “Toby Alderweireld is one of the best centre-backs in the world – why has he not signed? Go and give him whatever he deserves.”

    Analysis:- He’s injured, Jamie. He’s been out a while now. Is Levy going to up the wages of an injured player who isn’t going to play for another month or two? You do the math.

    “They’ve still got a small club mentality there. It’s not changed since I was there.”

    Analysis:- Spurs have finished above Liverpool 6 times out of the last 7 seasons. What are your thoughts on the mentality at Liverpool, Jamie…?

    “These players are well aware of what the going rate is. It’s about going into the England dressing room and seeing a player that plays in your position, knowing he’s getting two or three times what you’re getting a week. It shouldn’t be like that.”

    Analysis:- You’ve been chatting to Danny Rose, haven’t you, you Judas toe-rag?

    • Camus December 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      *couch

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      What a cunt-rag

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      The anger has returned. How did Louise put up with it for so long?

      • Camus December 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

        No idea. Seems like a horrible money-grabber just like his Dad. His job is money-grabbing for empty pub chatter. And everything he ever says is about money. Just like his Dad, he makes lots of money from talking guff about Spurs.

  • richspurs December 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Momentum. Theres a scientific formula for that. Something about force and energy, and effort, etc. Nutting we ave at da momento.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Something about mass and velocity…..but I don’t like church or discount airlines

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        I guess no one got that joke….MCG, you up yet?

      • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

        So you won’t be flying Ezrajet or Revelationair?

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:22 pm

          😜

  • 💋 December 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Harry Hotspur
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    • 💋 December 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Or words to that effect.

      • McG⚽⚽ December 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Impressive ronglish there, taking it to another level…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Tottenham may not be the bestvteam in the world but we are the funniest

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      👍🏻

  • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Fucking Jamie Redknapp spouting shite again. Made me so angry, that I felt the urge to tweet/tweet/twat for the first time this year. That’ll show him.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Have no fear, Twitter will eat itself in coming years…..Thus spoke Milo

    • Camus December 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      I saw a Theresa May Word Bingo-ometer online yesterday.
      Someone should mock up a Redknapp Jnr one.
      It would only have a few words and phrases on it:-

      “Spurs”
      “Small-club mentality”
      “Wages”
      “Champions League”
      “Real Madrid”
      “Can they keep hold of him?”

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I like

    Aussie in Switzerland
    I actually use this excuse to continue swearing in the office….”swearing is part of my culture”

    I like this idea. I dont want to work its part of my culture. My family has been like this for 150 years

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hehe….my reputation is my own….I refused to be part of my families hard working history…..hard work is for chumps

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        Luxury!!!!!!!

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

          I’m only in Switzerland to get their unemployment benefits when they finally sack me….more money than my last job back home.

  • Harry Hotspur December 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm

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    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Aussie has a great word for Trump

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

        Daddy?

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

          Mother

          • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

            Gonna wear my MAGA hat tonight during the game

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I love top trumps.

  • chrism090861 December 6, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Unless you’re a Cypriot cunt.

    I am actually Cypriot, but i get the sentiment!! There’s lots of us at Spurs matches too!!

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      An island full of Totty and Tottenham. Can’t be bad!

      • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        And now I must google images of Cyprus/women/bikinis ..

        • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

          Here you go dude.

          • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

            Image was verboten

        • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

          Approved

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

          I just saw one climb up a poel

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Freund or Foe
    I think they are all victims of their own success. Opposition know that if they restrict Eriksen and Dele, they restrict us as an attacking force. But the players are good enough to overcome this, and Poch should be good enough to offer solutions and systems to overcome too. I don’t see it as a lack of passion or effort, I see it as a tactical issue which we are yet to deal with.

    Right on FoF!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      But I will say great players jyst go beyond what the gaffer says..but they HAVE TO HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

      • Camus December 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        FoF is spot on.
        On your confidence point, surely that comes from the players themselves?
        They can’t all need nursing like toddlers.
        Walker wasn’t short on confidence, nor is Rose. Are the others a bunch of lily-livered bottle-jobs? Is that another problem?

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm

          Poch maybe fixated on his plan but a player who has confidence in his own abilities could prove to Poch that there are other ways if he is successful
          Or he can be a victim.I say make it happen.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hartley™
    🐓Whoever plays, lets have these fucking Cypriot cunts.☠️
    🏐

    This is certainly not negative chrism090861.

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Unless you’re a Cypriot cunt.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        I’m not, so Harts has energized me.

        • Caspurs♿️ December 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm

          Erm, what about Spoz isn’t he….?

          • Superspoz 🏆 December 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

            I am. A northern version tho.

            • Caspurs♿️ December 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

              Ah I see, so you’re a bitter drinking, pipe smoking whippet owner, champion!

              • Superspoz 🏆 December 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm

                I like bitter, I have smoked a few pipes and also been a proud owner of a few mongrels. So yes.

            • Horndog December 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

              I have never thought of you as a c*nt. Besides you are usually energized.👌

              • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm

                Did you mean to say cunt? As an Australian, we call our mates cunt, and cunts mate….

                • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

                  Typical Ozzies!

                  • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

                    Racist!!!

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

                      Haha!!

                    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

                      I actually use this excuse to continue swearing in the office….”swearing is part of my culture”

                • Horndog December 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

                  over here, that word is quite derogatory, besides I can’t spell some words.

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

                    HD Oz lives is Switzerland where they cant understand a fucking word he says! Even that one

                    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

                      I resemble that remark

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm

                      Self debasing bastard!!!

                    • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

                      Ja genau

              • Superspoz 🏆 December 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

                Energised! Love it.

  • chrism090861 December 6, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    My question is, how would people have liked it tonight? Would they have liked this to have been a do or die game, where we have to win to qualify, play our first 11?? They done the hard work, beat Madrid and Dortmund twice so that ‘We won the bloody group’. Yes, bit of a slump in the Prem, but we are only 2 seasons into what Poch has built, and that is the best team since i have been watching the team since the 70’s. Would people like to see us spend money on the likes of Ozil and Sanchez, who both went missing when the going got a little tough last season??? I dont get the negativity, sorry guys…

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      What negativity are you talking about?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        Grunge?

      • Harry Hotspur December 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        This is a new trend.

        Attack blogs that aren’t negative, and ignore the ones that are.

        Fiendish.

        • Accy December 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

          It’s the Russians. Intentionally causing online unrest in the West.

          • Caspurs♿️ December 6, 2017 at 2:03 pm

            #fakeclaim

          • Harry Hotspur December 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm

            Putin bots!

        • chrism090861 December 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm

          I would never attack your blog Harry, i look forward to your next post!

          • Caspurs♿️ December 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

            You go through Harry’s mail as well, gawd help you…

          • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

            You should attack Harry….he likes it rough…..

      • chrism090861 December 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        In general Freund or Foe, there seems to be a lot of slating of the team, even some people saying we should get rid of Poch (But defo not on harry’s page,!!)

        • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

          I think it’s important to realise that whatever opinion people have, and however fucking crazy and wrong that opinion may be, they are Spurs fans, and they are entitled to air their views, especially on such an open forum like this. To label it as negative is a bit lazy, if you feel strongly enough about a point someone has made then challenge them. Ain’t that right, Gazcrack? ;-D

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm

            Oi you uou fucker who are you slating now! Eh? EH?????

            • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm

              Best cunts in the world

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

                The biggest is Eriksen

                • Aussie in Switzerland December 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

                  It is easier to fuck them if they have one

  • Matt December 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Yes, 100%.
    Those 3, especially Dele and Eriksen, are not performing to their abilities. It’s up to Poch to figure out why and solve it.

    I think they’re all a bit bored of only being allowed to pass sideways & backwards

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      This is possible but hreat players dont alliw anything…they decide for themselves

  • Hartley™ December 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    🐓Whoever plays, lets have these fucking Cypriot cunts.☠️
    🏐

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Smash em likes plates at a wedding…….or is that Greek?….oh well, same fing.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Will they correlate the ticket prices with the team tonight. If he sends out an under 19’s Levy should cut some prices perhaps. Another Wembley conundrum.

    • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Ha – that would be a sight. I don’t think it will happen, but on the same note, don’t you support the team not the players?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        You do absolutely, but there have been rumblings so maybe they wouldn’t want to take the piss more than they have been. Fans have complained about these things in the past.

        • Sexy Beast December 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

          Levy has got it wrong on the pricing, sold out at home to Genk in February and 65K at Home to WBA. Will be lucky to get 50/55k tonight.
          I Fooking hate Wembley ☹️

          • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

            should follow the Spanish model, sell tickets until the day, anything unsold is sold for 1euro. So more expensive seats get the front, cheap seats fill from the back.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

            Me too.

    • Accy December 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      I think it’s just the 2 players from the development squad playing tonight – Amos and Sterling.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

        Blimey. No training till Friday now Poch?

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    We don’t need to rest players, we are trained up properly.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      😜

  • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    i cant for the life me understand why we would play a first string in this game for a number of reasons…main two are resting players for a dead rubber, and giving other players chance to earn a spot in the Stoke game as the usual suspects are failing. I have never understood all this “momentum” gumpf, if a 2nd string plays, and loses, isn’t it viewed as not a lot more than an under 21 defeat to the usual first team? Not to mention, surely losing when you personally know you could have done better should be far more of a driver to perform than winning at a canter?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Maybe they don’t want to antagonise people with regard to ticket costs. Whatever it is its not a good idea. Again, problems a squad should be able to cope with.

      • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        I am not saying random allocation of players, but at the end of the day, this game has been a dead rubber for us for weeks, and the fans know it – most fans would prefer rotation, see a few new faces that want to progress, and see those that play well, play against stoke.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

          Strategic rotation I agree is the way. The temptation would be to rest the whole lot, send them to the isle of dogs for a few days…..

          • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

            I say rotate the lot! tell everyone playing tonight, they are playing for the chance to play stoke – regular first teamers can fill the slots where players under perform tonight. Only lloris keeping his spot.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

              Shake it up. That’s the spirit.

  • Camus December 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    “The core problems lie squarely at the door of Eriksen, Dele and Kane.”

    This.
    The whole this.
    And nothing but this.
    So help me gawd, please.

    ———————–
    It’s all on Poch, isn’t it?
    He’s the motivator, the tactics man, the one who decides who is doing enough and who needs a rest.

    • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Yes, 100%.
      Those 3, especially Dele and Eriksen, are not performing to their abilities. It’s up to Poch to figure out why and solve it.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        They’ve become the kind of untouchables. Consciously or unconsciously they know there’s nobody to take their place. No good.

      • Spurs est_1882 December 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm

        I think Kane is a victim of the Alli and Erickson underperformance. He covering ground he shouldn’t be covering, knackering himself, and being out of position. Yet no matter how bad he plays, he seems to score, and end of the day, many clubs would kill for a striker that does that.

        • Freund or Foe December 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

          I think they are all victims of their own success. Opposition know that if they restrict Eriksen and Dele, they restrict us as an attacking force. But the players are good enough to overcome this, and Poch should be good enough to offer solutions and systems to overcome too. I don’t see it as a lack of passion or effort, I see it as a tactical issue which we are yet to deal with.