Date: 16th April 2018 at 6:04pm
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Chris Hughton should understand Spurs, he was there long enough.

Hughes certainly understands football, his CV may lack silverware but he has delivered more Herculean tasks in his time as a manager than winning half a dozen games in a row and lifting a cup.

When it comes to Forest Gate born Hughton, you’re effectively talking to a man who escaped from Alcatraz. Twice.

That sounds like an Alan Partridge line, but he’s now brought two sides out of the Championship, Newcastle United and then Brighton & Hove Albion with limited funding and in the case of Toon, limited gratitude.

Ahead of tomorrow’s big game Hughton told the Daily Mail:

‘We will have to play at a good level, we will certainly have to nullify a lot of the good strengths that they have and the threats that they have got but we’ve also got to be a threat ourselves. We can’t defend for too long a period in the game otherwise, with the quality that they’ve got, the inevitable happens so we will have to make sure that we are in the game.’

I think the Brighton gaffer is spot on.

It was in part down to Pochettino’s failure to threaten Manchester City that facilitated Pep’s win.

Have Brighton got enough about them, then?

I remain entirely unconvinced.

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

  • SeattleSpursGuy April 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Dan Kilpatrick Follow @Dan_KP reports:

    #thfc Poch says Spurs must start next season better and be more consistent if they are to challenge for the title. “Manchester City started the season really well – we started with a lot of problems. We were very unstable in the way we started the season.”

    With the summer 2018 transfer window ending on the Thursday before the season starts, I’m hoping the early shakiness will be mitigated somewhat.

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      The ‘SHAKINESS’ is down to fucking Levy, mate.

      Pep’s preseason games WITH Bonzo?

  • 89Spurs👁 April 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Three points and nothing less will do. Keep them seven points behind.

    • caveman April 16, 2018 at 7:12 pm


  • caveman April 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    We badly need the points to keep the pressure on.

  • Horndog April 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I remain entirely convinced he wouldn’t be a Levy guy.

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm


      He’d never work for him again.

  • Tappaspur April 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Deserves a bigger club does our chris, with a good few quid. Chrissy bring Nottingham forest up!

    • gloster1861 April 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm


      No, I wouldn’t want to inflict them on Chris.

  • DAVID April 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Top bloke Houghton, wonder if he will ever manage us or considered as being at a lower level by our heirachy.

    • gloster1861 April 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Well, Levy knows him from his time as assistant to Jol. That probably means Hughton would be wary.

      • TriniSpurs April 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

        Was also assistant to Pleat, Santani, Hoddle, Graham, Gross, Ardilles.

  • richspurs April 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Smashing bloke. Gotta love the way he says “we” and “ourselves” in reference to Spurs.

  • gloster1861 April 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I think Brighton are almost home and dry, so happy for Spurs to run riot against the Seagulls. I was worried when I saw the fixture list we might send them down, but with Saints being so abject they look OK.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 April 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    I remain entirely unconvinced that we threatened Manchester City.

    • gloster1861 April 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      I am not so convinced as that, Hornmeister.

      How’s the good lady wife? Getting back to normal I hope.

      • Horndog April 16, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        All good Glos, thx

        • gloster1861 April 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

          Good to hear.

    • Harry Hotspur April 16, 2018 at 6:17 pm


    • Mad Carew April 16, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Before the game i was indecisive about it but now i’m not so sure.