Date: 12th February 2018 at 9:00am
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This isn’t my first Gerald Ratner moment and won’t be my last because football fans are just people and people are predominantly dumb beasts.

I waste hour upon hour of my life on here fending off fevered maniacs who need comforting that they haven’t backed the wrong horse, no matter how many jumps their nag walks through, no matter how many times it falls over.

Toby Alderweireld doesn’t travel and some of you are so desperately quick to cling to a passing conspiracy, you’ve given yourself whiplash.

Here’s what Toby said before the Newport game:

“It was a proper hamstring injury and the risk of re-tearing it was very big, that’s why we had to take our time and work very hard to get the muscles to be ready for this kind of game, and to play a lot of games again,” he said.

“It was a difficult period for me but on the other hand it was three months. In a football career that’s not that long. I’m 28 and I’m happy that I never head a knee injury or something a lot worse.

“Of course three months is difficult but it could have been even longer. We worked hard to be very clever, doing the right things. We didn’t start training too early.

“It was unfortunate because there was a pull in the tendon as well, it just took time. That was a goal in my head – to come back as quickly as possible and strong again. It was a difficult period mentally but if you have a goal in your head that’s what you work for every day.”

Could it possibly be that the answer staring you in the face is frequently the right one, that there’s a reason it’s staring you in the face?

You people latch onto something and no matter how half cocked it is, you’re prepared to defend it to your death, despite all reason.

Yedlin, N’Jie and No’Cluedo all failed to get played because they were complete rubbish as is Marcus Edwards who can’t even pass muster at Norwich City. But you loons harped on and on, despite a wholesale absence of understanding.

Toby has just experienced an injury that was evidently complex and troublesome. Yet caution exercised by our staff is enough to convince you he’s actually round Danny Rose’s eating doughnuts and throwing darts at a photo of Poch.

Happy flighting…

 
Comments
  • MiT February 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Facing a squad that has won 11 straight, and has gone 16 unbeaten.
    Facing a squad that has allowed only 1 goal over those 16 matches.

    Facing a squad that has 3 of its 4 defenders between age 30-34.
    Facing a squad that has 4 other regular outfielders age 30 or more.

    Interesting. Aged squad in relative terms, but whatever they lose in youthful agility, they make up in years and years of savvy and experience.

    Outpossessed in their last match by a wide margin. Outshot by 12 shots to 4.
    Yet they won 2-0. That is quite clinical and efficient. Looks to me like a squad set up to win now or break it up.

    There must be a way to find an advantage in youthful legs at Spurs, but 16 previous squads have likely tried. Suspect that their savvy and experience would overcome any high press game. Curious to see Spurs’ game design.

    This will be a very nice test for Spurs, and great experience. Leave it all out there, and que sera, sera.

    COYS.

  • JohnSpursMan February 13, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Thought Toby had signed his new deal H? a month ago you posted ‘itk’ it’s signed and will be announced shortly……

    • Harry Hotspur February 13, 2018 at 10:09 am

      What’s it you?

      Sounds like you need to contact Spurs and demand they announce it.

  • Mad Carew February 13, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Nothing to fear but fear itself.
    1-1

  • Mad Carew February 13, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Bring it on !
    COYFS

  • King Leer February 13, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Some interesting and slightly contradictory stats, laid out in easy to read tables.

    The Top 6 have the highest amount of Total Passes:
    https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/total_pass?se=79

    As well as Touches:
    https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/touches?se=79

    And Goals:
    https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/clubs/goals?se=79

    But whilst Man City are well ahead on all 3 measures, and this is reflected in their large points lead, the other team who play a lot of tippy tappy possession football are struggling down in 6th. The scientific explanation is that they are a bit shit.

  • San Diego Spurs February 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    100% correct column.

  • melcyid February 13, 2018 at 3:21 am

    our young guns will run their old spaghetti munchers ragged.we will embarrass them

    • melcyid February 13, 2018 at 3:21 am

      BUFFOONS

  • Cali February 13, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I”m gonna take this one on HH, Mr Harry please admit u were wrong about Wembley we make a history in Wembley to start we beat there 3 of so called top 5 teams namely United, Arsenal and liverpool, we also battered there the European Champions of the last 2 seasons Madrid as well as Dortmund we make record of premier league attendance as well as champions league and we did not lose a 12 or 13 games i think and we defied against all odds .

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 13, 2018 at 6:37 am

      So how many more points would we have playing at a ground where you don’t need binoculars?

    • Harry Hotspur February 13, 2018 at 11:47 am

      When the season ends – we will have stood still by finishing second, or regressed by finishing lower. Or we will have exceeded our wildest dreams and won some silverware.

      Be sure to pop back – when the season ends.

  • Syd February 13, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I’m more worried that he wasn’t even included in the travel squad. Surely his influence is worth the airfare and accomm.

    • ronwol196061 February 13, 2018 at 2:43 am

      Tobys is in training Syd as per the below interview with Poch

      • Syd February 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

        Yes, I know. What I am trying to say is I believe it would have been beneficial to have him there with the team to give advice and support to the likes of the younger ones, especially Sanchez. He still could train.

    • Harry Hotspur February 13, 2018 at 11:48 am

      It’s not standard practise to take injured players on jaunts. I think Dele Alli went to Real Madrid, but that was because he needed to be cuddled during his ban!

  • baz February 13, 2018 at 1:41 am
    • ronwol196061 February 13, 2018 at 2:42 am

      Very enjoyable interview with Harry and Poch and the key question I think was the last one to Poch and he skirted right around it.
      Will we go for it or not. He said we will try and score goals and we will also respect the team like Juventus. To me it means the counter. Keep it tough tight and use it as a springboard.
      But anything can happen as usual.One quick goal one way or another changes the landscape right away

  • AntSpurs February 13, 2018 at 12:30 am

    An enjoyable read into Kane’s mind and past experiences playing against Chiellini who he rates alongside Terry as the most difficult defender he has faced. Courtesy of The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/champions-league/harry-kane-ready-to-face-his-nemesis-again-at-juventus-1.3389981?mode=amp

  • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    💋
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5381559/How-spot-gay-list-published-Malaysian-newspaper.html
    This can’t be right: Real Fan and FoF are clean shaved. And they don’t have beards.

    That may be so, but I enjoy hugging, holding hands and belittling men.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 12, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Moses is nearly as good as Alfie Solomons mate who happens to be a great defensive midfielder mate.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    I wish we eould have bought Pjanic when he was at Roma!
    Still.looking forward to see at some point Moura play

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Surely it’s tactically desirable to launch him from the start against Juve?

      • Ronwol196061 February 13, 2018 at 12:08 am

        I dont think so. For me we need to be strong in midfield and pkay off the counter. Stop them frustrate them but keep it tight…a draw if we score 1 or 2 is good. We dont need to take crazy chances. If tgey catch us napping it coukd hurt . We are safe with a draw they are not

  • Gus February 12, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    DAVID
    Not looking like Chavs will be dropping points tonight sadly.

    Hopefully all the rumours surrounding Conte will cause the dressing room to implode flowing out to their onfield performance

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 12, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Levy look alike for sure

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Dyabala and Matuidi are big misses for them. I’m getting hopey😨

  • Deeps February 12, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Some f**kwit at the BBC seems to think Tobes is out of contract in the summer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43038311

    This nonsense is starting to grate.

    • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Ignore it. Simples.

      • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

        100% Horny.

        • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm

          I thought it was football chat on here?

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

            Im only 50% Horny.
            Joking aside Horny must have heard all these jokes 4200 times since he was a pipsqueak

            • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

              Yes I have. Broad shoulders.

              • Hartley™ February 12, 2018 at 11:45 pm

                My cows are horny.

                • Hartley™ February 12, 2018 at 11:46 pm

                  • Hartley™ February 12, 2018 at 11:48 pm

                    • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 11:49 pm

                      god damn you Hartley!, you are one funny son of a bitch.😂

                    • Hartley™ February 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

                      I speak only the truth as it is my friend.
                      I have a herd of these bastards and 75 acres of grass and holly trees isn’t enough at this time of year. Beef nuts and haylage and two hours a day of my time is the only thing stopping them from walking straight through barbwire onto my neighbours land for ‘greener grass’.

                    • Syd February 13, 2018 at 5:19 am

                      Really?

                  • Ronwol196061 February 13, 2018 at 12:10 am

                    I coukd fancy that myself looks like Bridget Bardot

                    • Ronwol196061 February 13, 2018 at 12:11 am

                      Tge top pic!!! Lol!

                    • Hartley™ February 13, 2018 at 12:37 am

                      Not then but maybe now.

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Alderweireld’s existing £50,000-a-week contract contains a one-year extension option, to summer 2020, but triggering that option would also activate a £25million release clause, which would kick in in the summer of 2019, as long as a transfer was completed at least 14 days before the closure of the window.
      That could suggest that if Spurs cannot agree a new deal with the 28-year-old before the end of the season, then they will be looking to sell him in the summer.
      ww.teamtalk.com/news/alderweireld-left-at-home-as-contract-clause-points-towards-summer-sale

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    Wonder if our Old Lady (Llorenete) will play against The Old Lady?

    Think he’d do better than the Newport game?

    • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      How could he do worse?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      He scored against Swansea didn’t he? Juves an old club too. Then again…………

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    SeattleSpursGuy
    The Bromies really are useless.

    It’s the natural balance. Brummies go down and are replaced by their near neighbours and rivals Wolves. Tears in the Black Country.

  • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5381559/How-spot-gay-list-published-Malaysian-newspaper.html

    This can’t be right: Real Fan and FoF are clean shaved. And they don’t have beards.

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    3-0. Oh well. Good night all.

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    2-0. Moses takes the measure of four (4) Brommie “defensemen

    • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      “Defensemen”!

      That’s strike one.

      • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

        Er—early Alzheimer’s does some strange things to a lad.

  • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    the Baggies have fluffed three glorious chances. Par-doomed!

  • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Must be cold at Stamford Bridge, Giroud wearing a head scarf.

  • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Not looking like Chavs will be dropping points tonight sadly.

    • gavlav February 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Patience Big D

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Wonder if our Old Lady (Llorenete) will play against The Old Lady?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      *-e

  • Mad Carew February 12, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Sturridges hammy lasted just over 2 mins.

  • Mad Carew February 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Find it strange that we are stil 25/1 for CL while Liverpool are only 14/1 and Man City favourites at 11/4, still it reflects the esteem in which The Old Lady is held, look forward to seeing it change tomorrow evening.

  • SeattleSpursGuy February 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    The Bromies really are useless.

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Take it all back. Now he’s limping off field with dubious bad ankle.

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Giroud heads it despite humongous head bandage. Cunt but not pussy.

  • OrganicPaper February 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    He suits that head wound

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    That’s Giroud

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Someone has to tell Sturridge you can play with a knock. You don’t have to go off every time somebody kicks you or you feel a bit of pain. 🐈

    • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      I know someone who could tell him …

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

        Fackin hell…..I av to do everyfing meself.😰

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Gironde head wound

  • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Chelsea scores against run of play. Pffft

  • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Mixed emotions. The Gooner Scum will be pig-sick they’ve let go a player who was actually very effective for them.

    • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Hung onto Ozil at 350k a week and let a target man leave with a fairly decent goals return. It’s Wenger, he’s lost the plot….

      • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 10:40 pm

        Ozil blows so hot and cold he can hardly be worth that wage every week.

  • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    pfft

  • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    How come we never get to play Chelsea when they are absolute rubbish ?

    • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      hopefully we will

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Shades of West Ham. They are well up for Spurs because they know in their heart of hearts their club is second rate, whilst Spurs are aristocrats of footie.

  • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I dislike Giroud even more now that he is a Cheat.

    • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Fair point, well made.
      Think he’s a decent CF, Wenger had him on the bench most of the time.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    LOL Sturridge injured again.

    • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Hope he’s not paid by the minute, only lasted 2 tonight.

  • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Sturridgeis a pussy, walked off wounded after 3 minutes

  • TyredMan 🚯 February 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Sturridge is broken again.

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    So Toby can’t play against Juve, but can play against a charged up Rochdale on their shitty ‘pitch’ which looks like an assault course for the marines? Doesn’t ring quite true.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Prefer he misses Rochdale too and waits for Huddersfield at home. Perhaps Palace.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      They’ve just re-laid their pitch.

      • caveman February 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

        Really? It was a flipping disgrace.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

          Well, relaying now actually.
          https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43035066

          • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 7:57 pm

            Thanks for the link Nut, didn’t think it would be possible re lay mid season as thought it would be unstable.

            • Caspurs♿️ February 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

              I suspect may well be unstable, we’ll have to wait and see.

              • Caspurs♿️ February 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

                *it

            • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

              I am of the same opinion.

              • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

                Maybe they’ve borrowed our new sliding pitch trays?

          • Caspurs♿️ February 12, 2018 at 7:57 pm

            So possibly just as dangerous as the sand pit.

            • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

              Anyone who has ever laid turf would know it takes weeks to settle and attach to the soil beneath it, maybe they have a different technique.

              • TheCincinnatiYid February 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

                Gorilla glue

              • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

                P’raps they won’t get their from B&Q.

                • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

                  I pinched my neighbour’s lawn, dug it up while they were on holiday.

              • Melcyid February 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm

                Raz is the turf man on here

          • caveman February 12, 2018 at 8:35 pm

            Cheers Nut.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 8:47 pm

          Is there any regulation as to what type of grass to use? If not maybe they’re using this:

    • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      He can stand about in the mud against a shit team rather than over stretch himself in a key game without any base match fitness or sharpness.

      Makes more sense than him playing against Juve…

  • Accy February 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm
  • Wonky February 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Anyone going to Turin?

  • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    As a pilot, I can tell you Harts, that there are plenty of idiots in the air, at least in General Aviation.

    You never cease to amaze me big guy

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Horny is probably also qualified to marry folks. The Very Reverend Horn Dog.

      • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm

        nope

      • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 7:21 pm

        I’ve conducted a wedding. And a funeral. Separate occasions.

        • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

          I went to my wedding, haven’t been to my funeral, yet.

    • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      goes both ways Nillster

      • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm

        Allegedly …

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:34 pm

          AC/DC.

          • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm

            “Goes both ways Nillster ” definately t shirt material.

            • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

              I want one

              • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm

                So does Nilly. At least one.

  • Brian brain February 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Diane Abbot funnier

  • caveman February 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm
    • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      So Pochettino risks angering the player and the baying fanbase over a matter of principle. Shows good character imo.

      • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 7:14 pm

        Er, a point of ‘principle’? No, it’s the manager and his staff’s opinion that he’s should be brought back slowly in lower intensity games in order to not risk his career. It’s a matter of opinion by the coaching staff and it should be respected.

        He hasn’t angered me and I’m part of the ‘fanbase’ and there is no evidence that the player has been angered either…

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm

          Too true. Better late than never. Toby comes back into the high intensity games when he is fully up to it and not a day too soon.

          • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm

            Don’t get this clamour to bring him in so quick after three months out. I reckon by the time the Juve home game comes around he’ll be getting there and probably involved.

            • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

              Think you misunderstood my point, which was exactly the same as yours.

              • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

                King Leer meet East Stand …

                • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

                  Charmed, I’m sure.

                  • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm

                    A misunderstanding, apologies. However Glost was equally unsure about your point so it wasn’t just me, despite Spurt’s fake news…

                    • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm

                      True, I’ll try plainer speaking in future. No worries at all my end.

        • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm

          The ‘principle’ is that he takes care of his players’ health needs before the pressures of what the player, fans, press or maybe even management might be requesting or demanding.

          • caveman February 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm

            Are you saying that’s a good thing or a bad thing?

            • King Leer February 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

              A good thing.

          • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm

            According to the article the meeting lasted 2 hours. Hmmm…..

            • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

              How can it take two hours to have that conversation?

              Poch; “Toby, you are our best defender and we don’t want to risk your recovery or your career by rushing you into an intense NLD or Champions League away game where you might over exert yourself too early, especially when lacking match sharpness and fitness. Play another pub team for 90 mins and ease yourself back so you’ll be fully fit for the crucial season run in”

              Toby;” I feel ready to play though boss, I’m fed up with gym work and I want to play”

              Poch; “I totally understand having been an international myself and having suffered injuries but as much as you want to come back now please be patient and your recovery will be better. Only a few more games and you should be in the team regularly, trust me.”

              Toby; “Ok boss, I respect your opinion”

              Two hours? Hmmm…

              • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:02 pm

                IF ( and it’s a big if) the conversation took that long , it must have included a lot of other topics or else Toby didn’t like what Poch was telling him.

                Walker lost his place at the time rumour’s of his wanting to leave surfaced, we will have to wait till the Summer to see what happens to Toby, unless he signs beforehand and puts us out of our misery.

            • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm

              I wonder if they discussed other things during the meeting. Difficult concept for some to grasp, no doubt.

              • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm

                Fake news.

                Why would some hack from a rag they give away on the Tube like The Evening Standard know how long any meeting took?

                These are the same people who said that Kane would join Utd or Madrid in the summer.

                That’s obviously a difficult concept for some to grasp for some too…

                • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

                  I believe H has previously said the journalist in question is well connected at Tottenham.

                  • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

                    Yeah but … we’ve got East Stand to work it out all out for us.

                    • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

                      Good job too…

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    And now the episode of Star Trek:TNG where they first meet the Borg!!

  • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    gloster1861
    I’ll stick with the Quorn lasagne tonight.

    Oosh. Life in the fast lane!

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Just tucking in now…

      Let you know how it pans out (geddit!!) later.

  • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Good evening Hunks, Punks and Philomena Cunks.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Diane Morgan. Funny lady.

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm

        And a redhead.

        • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

          Some on here I’m sure would also describe her as a ‘libtard’, as with anyone under the age of 65 that works on the telly…

          • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

            You probably have to appear so to get work in TV comedy. Whether they all are libtards in real life is doubtful.

            • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm

              This is true.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

        VG in Motherland.

    • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Don’t forget about us pineapple chunks.

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Horndog 🇺🇸
    No that I am aware of. It exists in my mind in Western Nebraska.

    That’s a disgrace HD. This is your mission: to found Tottenham, Nebraska.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      I have, in my man cave. 😬

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 6:08 pm

        Does it look like the model town in the attic in Beetlejuice? Great film, BTW.

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 6:13 pm

          Nah, it’s Wild West decor.💥

          • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm

            You’ve got mail dude

            • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm

              Got it and responded. Thx.

            • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm

              Oh, I geddit … Nice.

              • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

                Actually, we were planning a surprise birthday party for you. Won’t fucking bother now.

                • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

                  That’s okay, I was planning a surprise no-show.

                  • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm

                    Fine. More Monster Much for the rest of us to share. When I say rest of us, that’ll be just me as Dawg is busy that weekend being American.

                  • Horndog February 12, 2018 at 7:21 pm

                    yeah, take that! 🤣

                    • 61SpursNut🌰 February 12, 2018 at 7:34 pm

                      That’s a Boy Banned innit?

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The crooner Vic Damone has died.

    I wonder if he will be ‘A Stranger in Paradise.’ RIP.

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Prince Harry’s wedding will be at midday.

    We should be able to get back from Windsor in time to get to the FA Cup final.

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Seems strange that Jonny Evans keeps getting linked to moves to a big six club. His current club can’t defend, and yet he is a top defender?

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Jonathan Pearc (MOTD): “Antonio Conte is in an unenviable position. Even if he wins this trio of massive home games over nine days, including Hull in the FA Cup and Barcelona, he’s a dead man walking. “It’s unfair. He’s knowledgeable, likeable, passionate and straightforward. The politics reek.
      “West Brom have just three points from seven games against top-six sides and haven’t won at Chelsea since 1983.

      “Alan Pardew has eight points from 12 league matches – two fewer than his predecessor Tony Pulis managed in his final 12 at The Hawthorns. But the new Baggies boss can create history by becoming the first man to win at Chelsea with three Premier League clubs. “If he does that, Conte might not make the weekend.”

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Always getting stuck in when I see him play I think he is a decent defender.
      I bet Manure could do with him now!

  • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Time is running out for the marooned detached Baggies. Unless they get a couple of wins quick they look doomed. After Chelksi this eve they host the Saints at home which is a def 6 pointer.

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Will be very happy with a big fat draw

      • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        Is it a good or bad time to play Chelski? I say good for the Baggies, nothing to lose they might as well go for it and try and score an early goal to fuel groans.

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm

          I wouldn’t lay money on that happening. Pardew is a terrible manager.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm

          Blue cheats home win defo. 3 in a row too good to be true.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Hardly Dilly. Saints and Baggies are both going down, that’s just to see who will be rock bottom.

      • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm

        Currently the Baggies are likely to finish rock bottom.
        I fear for Palace and Huddersfield.

        • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

          Lucky they got the points in the bag early as Burnley’s form has really tailed off.

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

          Appoint Pardew? Terrible decision.

          • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

            Too late to change now.

            • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm

              Is Chadli still on the rocks?

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    If anybody on here is still interested in Bitcoin there’s a BBC1 Panorama programme on about it tonight 8.30pm.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Nerd alert…

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:24 pm

        Here’s hoping bitcoin dies a painful death and lots of nerds who thought they were rich find it’s all gone.

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

          I don’t wish anyone a financial disaster.

          • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

            These were speculators, not investors or entrepreneurs, chasing easy money.

            • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm

              Very much a pyramid or ponzi scheme.

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Interested in block chains as the underlying beneficial technology, not the fucking tulip crash which most will suffer….if not already.

      • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:31 pm

        Incidentally, the town I live in is Crypto Valley, the epicentre of crypto currency and related exchanges apparently…..the real ones, not the Chinese/Russian scam ones

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm

          I’ll stick with the Quorn lasagne tonight.

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Ta Apparently highly speculative digital currency Bitcoin has slumped from it’s peak! –

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:33 pm

        Any financial ‘bubble’ eventually leads to ruin.
        The Darien Scheme destroyed Scotland’s economy and had the consequence of forcing them to agree to the Act of Union in 1707 to save their ragged arses from poverty.

        • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

          Yes but those who have made millions or billions out of it at it’s peak aint complaining!!

          • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm

            Bitcoin was set up as a currency to avoid relying on traditional currencies linked to the fate of any particular nation, above such bickering. It should have been idealistic, but got hijacked and became fool’s gold.

  • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I ate bear pate from Finland last night….it felt wrong but tasted good….friend who gave it to us said English customs would have confiscated it. Bear, tastes better than dog, cat, spiders, grasshoppers, scorpion, snake, or frogs (frogs, not frogs legs).

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Does it have much of a bite to it?

      • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

        It was mixed with pork, so we sat stoned, eating it on toast and called it pig bear pate….as a general rule, land dwelling carnivores taste like shit, so was happy with bear

  • Hartley™ February 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    This blog has a plane title

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      As a pilot, I can tell you Harts, that there are plenty of idiots in the air, at least in General Aviation.

      • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

        Chinese airlines does their basic pilot training in Tamworth, Australia (or used to anyway). RAAf Pilot flight screening also occurs there….my instructors (all ex fighter pilots) considered them a menace to safety….bear that in mind when booking your flights to China…..

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 6:05 pm

          I doubt I will ever be heading to China, but thanks for the tip.

  • caveman February 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Spurs are in great form and injury free, Chelsea are stuttering. We have an opportunity to steal a march.

    • caveman February 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Meant for DD.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Wish we were playing then before they get a new manager and the ‘honeymoon bounce’.

  • BARD February 12, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    My CL ranking 2018

    Man City
    PSG
    Barcelona
    Bayern
    Juventus
    Chelsea
    Spurs
    Liverpool
    Man Utd
    Real Madrid
    Roma
    Sevilla
    Porto
    Donetsk
    Basel
    Besiktas

    It’s ours to win.

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Chelsea are fucked now, wheels fallen off

      • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm

        A tad premature me thinks. Rest assured they will be in the mix.

        • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:05 pm

          Get on board, spread the good word

  • Lilywhite February 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Poch is easing in the boys who’ve been injured for a while. You’ve gotta ease in. Am I right or am I right?

  • OrganicPaper February 12, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Shame for Toby, and for us. Can not blame the medical staff for protecting him though.
    The issue we have is the information vacuum surrounding Tobies new deal or no deal…it allows idle minds and hack jouros to spout jibberish

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Is there a place calledTottenham in the US.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      There normally is a counterpart to all our towns. There’s a Gloucester near Boston, for example.

      • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas!

      • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        Try Australia, even our fucking street names are English names, especially in the major city CBD’s..with the exception of Aboriginal names, and the odd ethnically names towns (eg Bundaberg)….we even had Aboriginal names changed to match the spelling of English towns if the word sounded similar to the Aboriginal name….the early settlers never had to fight off the French or Dutch like in other colonies, just the snakes

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      No that I am aware of. It exists in my mind in Western Nebraska.

    • Stevo1987 February 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Dunno but there is in Canada. North of Toronto if my memory serves me right. Drove through it once.

  • Willie! February 12, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Ron, you’ve lost some weight ‘ol fella, lookin trim & tan there, Tottenham fan.

    Dele will take those Turin boys to school, he’s peaking at the right time.

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      I think he is my old patrol boat captain…..

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Really its been years and years and years and years since I really heard something like this…

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    From http://www.justarsenal.com/how-come-tottenham-wanted-the-win-more-than-arsenal/90454

    I have seen many North London derbies in my time, and many have turned into a battle on the pitch, but Saturday’s exhibition by the Arsenal players was the worst I have ever seen. We were totally dominated by Tottenham, and they bullied our ineffectual players right through the match. Jack Wilshere was the only one who looked prepared to fight for the shirt but he wasn’t big enough or strong enough to do it on his own.

    As Pat Rice said before the game: “When you play against your fiercest rivals, as much as Tottenham want to win, we want to win even more,” he said. “We should want to win even more.

    “For me, it wasn’t about the winning of the game, it was bragging rights. Having been brought up around Highbury, I know what it was like when Tottenham had a great side in the 1960s with Bobby Smith and John White. I know how much stick we took as Arsenal supporters, and quite rightly too.

    “You come up through that and you want [the players] to know that because some of them are from abroad and they haven’t sampled it. You tell them that sometimes it’s more than winning a game, it’s the bragging rights.

    “Nine times out of 10, you go out and you’re fighting for the supporters. You know that if we lose – and please God we don’t – for that 24 hours or so, or until we play them next time, you’re going to get hammered.

    “The thing about it is if you win it, everything that’s gone before it passes to one side – it’s not as important as winning the derby. The big thing is that whenever people seeing you trying and fighting for the cause – at least with Arsenal fans – sometimes you may win or lose, but as long as you try and they can see that fight, you can hold your hands up. That’s all people can ask of you.”

    He is right. At least if we could see that they were prepared to do anything to win the game, you could forgive them, but I didn’t see any of that on Saturday. They were like sheep to the slaughter and when we got to half-time without a shot on target, we knew it was just a matter of time until Tottenham won the game. It was absolutely vital to our season that we got the points from this game, but not at any time did we look like we could do it. We were severely embarrassed and there was no-one on the pitch (or the dugout) to get them to raise their game.

    It was a sad day in the history of Arsenal Football Club.

    Darren N

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Suck it up gooners.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      As Buffalo Bill said….” YOU DONT KNOW WHAT PAIN IS “.

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        Yep.

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

        They fall out of the top four for the first time since the mid nineties and they go into meltdown.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 2:59 pm

          Sick of these millennial gooners who only supported them cos of the invincibles and Henry. The Dreamcast shirters….when It was trendy…..they can suck a dick. This is what supporting a team is.

          • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm

            Yup

        • Ronan February 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm

          It’s because a club they regarded as a joke has achieved the impossible and gone past them. They are now the Thursday night gimps.

      • Dusty February 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm

        I don’t think those were Buffalo Bill’s last words……A famous artist was asked to paint a picture of Buffalo Bill’s FAMOUS LAST WORDS at the battle of BIG HORN. When the painting was revealed at the grand opening in the US there was a great MOAN from the illustrious audience that attended….The painting depicted a whole lot of Red Indians fornicating….When questioned by the master of ceremonies why he did this the artist replied “Well you asked me to paint Buffalo Bill’s last words and I did…his last words were LOOK AT ALL THEM FUCKING INDIANS”.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm

          Heh heh…dats the original Bill

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Put the 100 on El Monstro……🐓

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Juve tommorow. That krept up quick. I’m going to say we will win over 2 legs, based on nothing at all other than the fact that harry Kane is a monster…..which in itself is good enough. 👑👕

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      * c

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        *H

        • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

          I

          • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

            S

            • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

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              • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

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                • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

                  I knew you wood say that.

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

                  10 points. Now the numbers…….1 from the top and any others please Carol.(90’s)

  • Mad Carew February 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Two new Dramas tonight, BBC2 have Collateral at 9pm and ITV have Trauma at the same time on 3 consecutive nights, indications are that both should be very popular, Collateral is a 4 parter.

    • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Mad,needed a few,its too early for them to come here though

    • David Dillenberg February 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      COLLATERAL

      A pizza delivery man is killed on the doorstep of a London mansion block. He is shot twice from a distance by a professional killer. But why? He was a Syrian asylum seeker, but it doesn’t look like a hate crime. Was he even the intended victim?

      These and other questions trouble the detective on the case, DI Kip Glaspie – played with a winning blend of compassion and gravitas by Carey Mulligan. This is a David Hare drama, so although it might have the appearance of a police procedural, we know it will sooner or later inflate and expand to become a political thriller with state-of-the-nation heft.

      For now, it is peopled by intriguing characters: a posh single mum (Billie Piper), a gay vicar (Nicola Walker), a rebellious Labour MP (John Simm)… Lord knows how they all slot together in Hare’s bigger picture, but it’ll be interesting finding out.
      (Courtesy of Radio Times)

  • Brian brain February 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Coys

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      LOLA reminds me much of our afternoon spent with Spurts in SoHo. One of the best afternoons I can remember.

      • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        Spurts wearing that at 11 oclock in the morning was a riot..seq

        • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

          sequins and all

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Camus
    Nurse! I’m sick, make me well!
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    Definately a West Ham supporter

    • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      I’m bubbles

      • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

        I’m squeak.

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm

          I just like the view.

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Camus
    One for the clever new guys.
    Welcome…
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

    Moura at hearing he is joining Tottenham Hotspurs bench

  • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    mystic arnold
    Happy birthday to me 58 today

    Mystic,getting pystic??????????????????
    Happy Birthday!!
    58 Ha! Baby!

  • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    What’s pink and wrinkled and hangs out yer pants on wash day?

    Yer Mum x

    • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      • Spiderneil February 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

        I like this a lot.

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        That’s hilarious.

      • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm

        Stripped at the Boy Hotspur!

    • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      …’s penis?

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    More horseshit shovelled out by the papers in attempt to disrupt.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Any perceived crack in the squad will be leapt on eagerly.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

        We are threatening. Its open season in the press.

      • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        Oooer, Mrs.

  • Panama Paul February 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Nothing to see here folks. Arsenal have more chance of getting both NLD’s played in August.

  • PlayitagainSamways February 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

    TOBY HAS SIGNED. I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE BUT I HAVE PASSED THIS ITK OFF AS MY OWN KNOWLEDGE AND IM CURRENTLY SAYING THE HOLD UP IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT ID THAT TOBY WANTS LEVY TO BUY HIS MUM A BREVILL TOASTED SANDWICH/ FAX MACHINE COMBO.

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      I thought those things were made by Amstrad?

      • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm

        Wonder if Sugar realises that every thing about him is always tainted, by amongst other things, the word Amstrad.

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

          “Alan Sugar” is a byword for cheap and tacky. He really is just a barrow boy in a pinstripe suit with a big gob.

    • Spiderneil February 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      No need to shout.

    • ronwol196061 February 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Dont fucking put Schmaltz herring in it its terrible -Alfie

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I observed that the dippers were gifted their first goal at Saints by a similar early brain fart moment. They really can’t complain that they are hard done by.

    • Camus February 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Did you see Firmino’s dive too?
      I haven’t heard about it in the media or press yet…

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        Liverpool can do no wrong.

  • Legoverlass February 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I wonder if the club is waiting to see if Tobes gets fully over this injury before committing to a new deal. Maybe the deal has been done subject to a full recovery and if that is the case you can understand the importance of managing his return correctly.

    • Gus February 12, 2018 at 11:33 am

      I just think they are being suitably careful. We need him for the run in, he will be crucial to our push for the top 4

      • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

        So far, so good. Would have won at Anfield bar brain fart giveaways.

        No Tobes means a flat back four at Juventus?

  • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    StuSpur
    Well people need to do something with their time when they’re not watching documentaries about how the ancient aliens built the pyramids

    Heh! I remember some charlie saying the ancient Egyptians can’t have built the pyramids because they hadn’t invented ropes at that time. Some people…

    Like those ancient non existent ropes on display in the the Cairo museum.

  • mystic arnold February 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Happy birthday to me 58 today

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:13 am

      You’re catching up!

      Happy birthday kid.

    • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

      HB you old c*nt

    • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

      HB Sticy.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Happy birthday Arne, but you knew I was going to say that. 🎂

    • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Have a great day, MA.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      🎂
      Have a Mystical one.

      • Melcyid February 12, 2018 at 12:51 pm

        Bery merry birfdee. MA

  • Mad Carew February 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Lucas and Toby should start against Rochdale away next Sunday, Sonny deserves a rest.

  • Accy February 12, 2018 at 10:36 am

    It is a credit to Spurs that one of the most promising Brazilians of the past decade isn’t guaranteed a starting space in their side, although it is equally indicative of Lucas’ long fall from grace.

    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/players/lucas-moura-neymar-brazil-spurs-14270631

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      What, was he as good as Pele once? If he was playing for Newport County I could see the argument. He’s gone from one of the top top teams in the world to one of the top teams in the world. Hardly a big fall 😂.

  • Panama Paul February 12, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Nice tactics by Poch to get Lamela to wind up Wheelchair. It probably put him off his game a little. Does anyone know if Jack’s new hairstyle is for charity or to avoid a positive drugs test?

  • Sips Hotspur February 12, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Spot on Harry, they are morons, and the media feeds the baseless hype!

  • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Newport at home was the same thing as a reserve game for Toby, it was to start the match and see how his body has reacted after that and tailor his training and regaining of strength and match fitness to suit.

    Poch did the same with Rose and Lamela. The problem is fans have a warped impression of what goes on within professional sport, Toby will be treated NO differently to the doughnut muncher or the Wilshire winder upper. Why would he be?

    Poch and his staff are the last people to enforce some kind of player hierarchy at Spurs where even their tried and tested fitness, physio and rehabilitation methods are somehow screwed up and thrown in the bin for certain players and not others.

    Just because a section of the support see him as ‘Super Tobes’ and as long as he can stand up and go to the loo unaided that he should start every game. These are the same people kind of people that claim Pogba is now two-bit trash rather than questioning Maureen’s declining managerial powers and dreadful tactics.

    The media have brainwashed some people to the extent that the ‘no smoke without fire’ adage has to fit anything too complicated for their one dimensional train of thought to comprehend…

    • çaveman February 12, 2018 at 10:01 am

      I wish I had your clevernes Easty!

      • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 10:02 am

        Most people do Cavey…

  • Camus February 12, 2018 at 9:54 am

    One for the clever new guys.
    Welcome…

    • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 9:56 am

      That’s not nice to watch…

      • Panama Paul February 12, 2018 at 10:12 am

        It would be more impressive if it was his foreskin 🙂

        • 💋 February 12, 2018 at 10:59 am

          That’s a he? Dayamn.

        • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

          And less impressive if it was someone else’s. 😓

  • mattspurs February 12, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Many years later Yedlin seems to have learnt how to play right back

    • East Stand February 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

      He should be skipper, along with Edwards and Pritchard. Gutted we let them go…

      • Harry Hotspur February 12, 2018 at 10:03 am

        Hopefully Southgate builds a World Cup winning team around Edwards and Pritchard

        • mattspurs February 12, 2018 at 10:11 am

          A dwarf 11?

          • mattspurs February 12, 2018 at 10:12 am

            Wilshire, Defoe, Routledge…

            • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:24 am

              Genuinely two footed footballers?

              • Aussie in Switzerland February 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

                Most people have 2

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

        Pritchard has become another joke name to throw around. When I say he has talent and maybe was worth a bit more of a look I don’t think he was a next bright star or nuffin, just I think he’s a better player than Onoma and a better player than Winks, both of whom we kept. 8 mill was too much to turn down evidently. Injury played a part too. Edwards?………play on player…. Joke away..

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

          The other thing about Pritchard is it shows Levy’s youth development schpiel up to be the complete shash it is. Here we had a player, very highly thought of and just about to break into the first team in the upcoming season but gets badly crocked in that summer playing for the England under 21’s. Instead of nuturing him back to fitness and form to fulfill his promise perhaps, Levy takes the money.

          • DAVID February 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm

            Think Pritchard would have been no more than a squad player for us but it’s hard to tell, we gave Paulinho away when he looked useless and he’s now playing regularly for Barcelona.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

              That’s it. He never got a shot. I wonder how a player in the Levy youthtopia is supposed to develop under such circumstances. We’ll never know. All we know is he’s fought his way back with match winning performances for Norwich and earned a quick move back to the Prem there’s a good chance he wouldn’t have made the grade for us, its unfortunate how it all happened.

              • SpurAndy 🍒π February 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

                I think theres two main reasons for the academy, not necessarily on this order.
                1)Produce players that can fit into the first team, eg Kane.
                2) Produce players (Pritchard, Carroll) that can be sold to provide revenue for either player purchases, salaries or duffel bags ( I’ll leave you to delete which you feel appropriate).

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm

                  Hee hee….I think I’ll delete #1. If Pritchard’s development time limit is anything to go by…..

  • paul February 12, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Used to be a time when morons stood out, now i feel like the Donald Sutherland character in day of the triffids

  • Rich G🙄 February 12, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Lilly livered knee jerking morons,imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth if we just spunked 100 million on dog shit and got humiliated by our greatest rivals. Coys

  • Mad Carew February 12, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Toby is currently earning £50kpw wheras VVD is on £180kpw at Liverpool, most of the players he played alongside with at Soton are earning considerably more with their current Clubs today not to mention Sissoko’s situation.

    • mattspurs February 12, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Three seasons ago Toby was shunted off on loan to Southampton having been a failure at Athletico – he’s made poor decisions about transfers in the past and this will be the last contract he signs, he just wants to make sure it’s right.

  • StuSpur February 12, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Well people need to do something with their time when they’re not watching documentaries about how the ancient aliens built the pyramids

    • Freund or Foe February 12, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Nonsense. They didn’t build them, they were merely the site managers.

  • Jameson February 12, 2018 at 9:26 am

    He’s all signed up anyway I recall you saying a while back?

  • Camus February 12, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Nurse! I’m sick, make me well!

    • gloster1861 February 12, 2018 at 11:14 am

      She’s got no pockets in that uniform. Where’s she going to stick her thermometer?

      • Spiderneil February 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm

        I have a couple of suggestions.

  • CptCaveman February 12, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Yeah but Lyall Thomas said…?!?!?!?!

    …morons!!

    Sadly we live in an age where people can no longer think logically for themselves.

    Gone are the days where people could sell you queer giraffe and get cock grabbed because of it.

  • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I’ll help you with your song H.

    People are people so why should it be,
    You and I should get along so awkwardly

    Bing bong bing

  • Still Nil Nil February 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Fisted