Date: 17th February 2018 at 11:15am
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has apologised to Rochdale after he claimed their pitch was “not in a condition to play football” and posed a “massive risk” to his players.

Spurs, who turned in a tremendous fightback to draw 2-2 with Italian champions Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday, will head to the more humble surroundings of Rochdale’s Crown Oil Arena tomorrow.

Pochettino had expressed his concerns over the turf at the League One club but they have since spent £500,000 re-laying their pitch to ensure the surface is ready for the visit of his high-flying Premier League side.

“I want to apologise to the people in Rochdale, the chairman, and the people who took my comment the wrong way,” Pochettino said.

“My comment was about the care, first of all for the Rochdale players, our players, and the competition that all of England watches on TV.

“After the replay against Newport, I was with my coaching staff and they showed me a picture from Rochdale’s pitch after their tie against Millwall and it was not in a great condition.

“I was conscious about the FA Cup, the football, and the image that we are going to sell, but the care for the players, too.

“Now, when I see the pictures and videos of the pitch on the Rochdale website, I need to congratulate them because the effort was massive to get it in the best condition to play without risk.The conditions are fantastic so I congratulate them. The effort has been massive and, again, I apologise if someone took my words in the wrong way.”


What’s depressing here is that half a million quid has been completely completely wasted here.

Last year the food bank in Rochdale helped out 3,500 families with not just food – so they could eat – but with debt counselling.

Thank god none of those parasites got their hands on any of that half a mill. Thankfully common sense prevailed so Pocettino and his fairies could play a meaningless game of football on a billiard table.

 
Comments
  • melcyid February 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    beat those no hopers tomorrow and we are away in the quarters sheff wed or swans

  • EHbahgumspur February 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I think the £500000 should be given to Oxfam and let them sort out Rochdale’s needy, they did a good job in Haiti, didn’t they?

  • A waddle and a fork February 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    We’re they forced to spend that money? I’m trying to make sense of it

  • Jim,Newry Spur. February 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Imagine ITV showing a match with VAR, “After a short break we’ll be right back to you with the VAR decision”.

  • Jim,Newry Spur. February 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Half a mill for a bit of turf, if Rochdale win the Cup they’ll not turn a profit, who is laying the pitch?

  • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Comedy with WBA trying to equalise

  • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Freund or Foe

    It should take no longer than a substitution.

    This is what I keep telling er indoors…

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Just lie back, close your eyes and think of England.

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm

        That’s what they say in the prostrate citizenship classes.

  • Frontwheel 2 February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I very much enjoy listening to whining Scousers.var,please don’t take away my fun.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      And they’re still whining even now.

  • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    We need to get over this VAR argument, it’s going to happen, and it will mean in most cases we won’t get Jose/Jurgen/Arsene spending the entire post match talking about ref decisions.
    Can’t talk for rugby as it is shite, but technology has worked very well in cricket, another high paced game.

    • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      It works brilliantly in cricket and what football needs to grasp is that the Match Ref doesn’t need to play Chinese Whispers and just be told the correct call to make via his earpiece.

      • Urbane Sturgeon February 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        +1

        Obvs.

      • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm

        That’s the way. None of this screen in the tunnel nonsense. Another ref in the stands behind a screen, nice and quick.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Both rugby and cricket have a lot of natural breaks of play during in the game, whereas football has far fewer. I am not against VAR, just the scope of decisions it can currently be called upon to adjudicate.

      • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        I was joking about the cricket obvs, but it has made it a better game.

        • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm

          I agree Mr Googly. 😘

  • Wook February 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Was the earthquake in south-western Mexico was caused by Poch/Levy flapping their wings in London? Poch said something so Rochdale residents go hungry? Or did Poch and Levy organise a Rochdale heist?

  • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    MiT – straight yes or no; do you want the right decisions given or the wrong ones?

    VAR should be used to clarify decisions which are clear cut i.e. Offside, ball in or out of play and so on, not incidents which are subject to an individuals interpretation of the law. Football should flow and not be stopped every 5 minutes, waiting for a decision the on field ref should be responsible for, or football (the refs) runs the risk of always going to VAR, to avoid taking responsibility of doing what they’re paid to do as they have in rugby union.
    If people like a break every couple of minutes, may I suggest American football.

    • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Er…

      When it’s fine tuned, it will be great.

      Cast your mind back to the first car and there was a fucking mental in front, holding a flag.

      • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 4:01 pm

        It doesn’t change the fact VAR is being used to officiate incidents which are subjective which I don’t agree with. Personally I think they should use retrospective action far more than they do, for certain incidents with stronger penalties for the offender and club.

        • Urbane Sturgeon February 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

          Surely officiating incidents which are subjective is better done after it’s been seen from a couple of angles in slow motion, rather than once, at full speed, from one angle? Which version do we think will most often result in a majority view (neutrals) correct call? As for breaking the flow, the flow is pretty regularly broken by refs already, and with the odd chat with officials face to face and through ear-pieces, for a good chunk of time on occasion.

          • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm

            It should take no longer than a substitution.

            • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm

              It ‘just’ needs to be managed better.

              The guys calling the decision don’t even need to be at the ground – it’s 2018 ffs!

          • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm

            The flow thing is complete flap trap from haughty people who need to get over themselves.

            We currently wait for all manner of utterly gormless shit, yet getting a call from a referee is somehow a waste of time? Yeah…

  • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    gloster1861
    Elise Christie leaves the ice rink on a stretcher. World Champion out.

    She needs to book an appointment with a careers advisor.

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      The winter Olympics are just 101 different ways of sliding about.

      Most are silly.

  • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Hmph. Wolfsburf/Bayern getting fucked by damn VAR right now. Throwing post-yellow.

    You fellas need to keep this horse shit as far from your game as possible. Turns a beautiful game into cumbersome treacle.

    • Frontwheel 2 February 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      yep

    • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      MiT – straight yes or no; do you want the right decisions given or the wrong ones?

      • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

        Immediate.

      • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

        If it is wrong or subjective, it has been so for 100+ years, and that’s part of the game and the week that follows.

      • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

        The review that was the subject of my post was simply five minutes of watching Franck Ribery to see if his fingers might have brushed the face of a Wolfsburg player. Absolutely ridiculous. And exactly what football does not need anywhere near its game.

      • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

        Your statements about being an experiment, and having to Tinker with it until we get it right,… Americans have been saying that for several years now. It keeps. Getting. Worse. Never better. Tinkering with it ends up meansing that they keep experimenting with it in more and more areas.

        VAR is anathema to what makes the beautiful game beautiful.

        • MiT February 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm

          Forgive typos, please

          • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm

            So, is it yes or no?

            • 61SpursNut🌰 February 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

              I think it is.

              • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

                Crystal.

        • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm

          That’s twaddle.

          Do you want RIGHT decisions or WRONG ones?

          • SpurAndy 🍒π February 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm

            I’d like 95% right and the other 10% wrong. Otherwise there’s nothing to gripe about. You’d lose 50% of your traffic H if it was all right. I’m just think of you.

            • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm

              I could double my traffic if I posted happy clappy pappy

              • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm

                I know I’d read everything twice

  • ricewireless February 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    The grass isn’t always greener on the other side…oh hang on it is

  • Frontwheel 2 February 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Bipolar.

  • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    So I refuse to paste the link to a cock knocker article…..but just read how Kane has already been allocated Modric’s shirt number…..fair dinkum, the cunts that write this shit need a bullet

    • Gus February 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Fiction

      • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

        Obviously…..under what appears to be a legitimate publication name….absolute shite

    • M February 17, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Another one in Irish Indo this morning. Liverpool replacing Can with Wanyama. But they have to fight off interest from ManU and Chel who also have him lined up !

  • Chris February 17, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    🤔 Bit of a dumb article. there is many problems in the world far bigger then football. Should Spurs not spend billion pound on a stadium and instead help the poor in and around London ?
    All you do is moan about everything

    • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Bye Chris…..

  • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    King Leer
    This pitch will help to regenerate Rochdale for generations to come.

    Thanks for that, King Queer.

    • King Leer February 17, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Looking in the mirror again?

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm

        I haven’t been able to look in the mirror since 1985 when I last tried to shave some zits off of my chin.

  • TobyJanKaneobi February 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    HH whilst I agree with your sentiments on the major social inequalities that are prevalent across the UK, not only Rochdale. It’s simply a drop in the ocean in terms of the poorly spent or misplaced monies that change hands in the modern game. With time this disparity will only grow larger, I am afraid.

    • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      You’re right, Jedi. You’re right.

  • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Jeremy

    Harry Hotspur, are you actually a Spurs supporter? Every other day, there’s a column about something or other occurring at the club. You seem to never have a good word to say about the players, manager and his team, or the chairman. You’re like a rat, gnawing away at the joists under the WHL floorboards, slowly wearing away the foundations. I can feel the “if you don’t like it, don’t read it” statement coming towards me, but rest assured, I don’t really red them. I used to have a quick skim, but never really got your points. I thought I’d have a check in today to see if anything has changed. Sadly not.

    Confused as what this pronouncement is supposed to achieve?

    You don’t like this blog and yet you’re compelled for the 6th time (although the last 5 pronouncements were under different names) to tell me.

    My best guess is you’re completely deluded and believe that ‘how you feel’ is important to me.

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      #TheAgonyUncleHotspur

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      I dismissed Jeremy’s post when he used rats gnawing at floor joists and foundations being worn away as two halves as the same metaphor.

      • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm

        It’s their tails, like fucking sandpaper. Teeth for the joists, swishing tails for the foundations. London Bridge II.

        • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm

          #blamethedustmites

      • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        I routinely give the divs I’ve blocked ‘yet another’ chance.

        This is the result. Hysterics.

        • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

          Divs Rule, Ok! 👌 Yeah! Awesome! ✊

        • Tottenham central February 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

          You never give me another chance

          • Tottenham central February 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

            Oh you have! I always read the blog. Even when you ban me.

  • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    What with all the diving these days and these shit pitches..why dont we start with penalties first and then if it ends in a tie,play the game

    • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      They should’ve left the pitch as it was and just sent 11 of our most down-and-out down-and-outs up there to open a food bank on the pitch. The team with the most tins of chick peas left, lose.

  • 1882is mypassword February 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Linking poverty in Rochdale, and the obscene wealth associated with football, not sure that works.

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Not when Alexis Sanchez could afford to replace the pitch 3 times a month.

      • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm

        No wonder they fertilize with MANURE

    • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      What’s so complicated?

  • King Leer February 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Absolutely agree. The previous pitch would either have been deemed playable or not by the officials and we should have just dealt with it. I believe they’ve had to cancel several other fixtures so maybe it was getting to the stage that they had to do this regardless, but if it was for this tie, then it’s ridiculous.

    • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      When they build Olympic stadiums its not just for the Olympics I dont think…well wait maybe it is

      • King Leer February 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

        This pitch will help to regenerate Rochdale for generations to come.

        • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm

          Yes,a half a dozen of our homeless people on here are ready to move

          • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

            They just want to know is they can get a stream

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      It obviously needed doing. I’m sure they didn’t do it for our benefit, they would have stood a better chance of a result with a shite pitch.

  • Wilboid February 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Well, yeah I suppose, but you could say that modern football in general is a shameful pointless and sick waste of money.
    Which it is.

    • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Then Rochdale is certainly for you

  • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Depends what grass they used. If it was Thai, they’ve been done.

  • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    The pitch of selling it cost 300k

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 17, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Yep. This whole affair is shameful and embarrassing. Easy to say sorry when you got your own way. Last home league match was a home defeat to Blackpool. They played on it, Millwall had to play on it. As well as the financial issues H mentions the worst thing is the suggestion that the human beings on our teams well being is more important than the likes of the human beings on Blackpool or Millwall s team. Elitism in all its ugly glory.

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      C’mon G’Crack, you can do better than that. You didn’t even pin it on Levy, what’s wrong with you man??

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        It was implied. Honest…..

      • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

        I think the fault lies with our corrupt match officials, who else could it be?

        • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm

          I blame VAR.

          • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm

            I’ll review the evidence and I’lll get back to you.

            • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

              Ill have my people contact your people and then they can speak to someone who really knows

        • MysteriousStranger February 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm

          We have corrupt match officials? Guess that explains how we qualified for the CL the past two seasons. 😀

    • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Time for us to locate to Hackney Marshes.Freedom.

      • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

        lots of cheesy rooms there

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Just imagine if we lose!?

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    If Rochdale have spent 500,000 pounds on a relaid pitch Spurs should contribute half. That’s only five weeks wages for Shitsoko.

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Sorry, three weeks wages. Gross.

      • MysteriousStranger February 17, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        You think his £95k a week is take home pay? I’d have thought it was before tax. Every job I’ve ever applied for that specified a salary specified the amount before tax. What’s different here?

        • MysteriousStranger February 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm

          Ah. Scrub that. You’re proposing we contribute half. As you were.

          • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

            Tsk.

    • Nick February 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Just give them sissoko & call It quits

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I bet those Rochdale players are furious bring asked to play on a good surface instead of building sandcastles.

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      *being

  • Jim February 17, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Utterly pathetic excuse for an article

    • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      This is the worst fucking post Ive ever read

      • Caspurs♿️ February 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        Was it the poor grammar wot did it?

        • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

          Yeah went to see her last Sunday afternoon

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        Me too, and I didn’t even read it.

        • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

          I fucking couldn’t read it

          • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:11 pm

            Looxury. I didn’t even know there was one.

            • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

              I tried to read it in the middle of a lake,but I didn’t get to fin it

  • Jeremy February 17, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Harry Hotspur, are you actually a Spurs supporter? Every other day, there’s a column about something or other occurring at the club. You seem to never have a good word to say about the players, manager and his team, or the chairman. You’re like a rat, gnawing away at the joists under the WHL floorboards, slowly wearing away the foundations. I can feel the “if you don’t like it, don’t read it” statement coming towards me, but rest assured, I don’t really red them. I used to have a quick skim, but never really got your points. I thought I’d have a check in today to see if anything has changed. Sadly not.

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

      I don’t think you understand the nature of this blog.

      • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

        There are plenty of uncritical fanboy blogs if you want to bathe in a sea of platitudes.

        Harry attempts to speak truth unto power and sparks off lively debate.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      You could try Redding what you wrote.

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm

        … whilst he’s sitting on the dock of a bay?

        • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

          Great song BTW.

        • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:09 pm

          Legend!

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

            Who Spurts? I would agree.

            • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm

              True, he is a big leg end.

            • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm

              Otistacus

              • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

                Spurtis Redding.

                • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

                  “sittin’ in the morning sun”, that too! 😬

    • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      ‘I don’t really red them’

      Are you a Gooner???????????????????????

    • Melcyid February 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Jeremy corbyn i would have thought you would have agreed with the blogs sentiments.you sir are a fakr socialist@

    • Nick February 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      The WHL floorboards were sold off with the seats & signs.We share an affinity of supporting the same football club we don’t all have the same outlook on life.Not all of us agree with every sentiment or sentence written but take it on board & get a different slant on things.You snowflakes need to learn it’s not all about you & yours

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        Well in.

  • Sid Trotter February 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    3,500 reliant on food banks in Rochdale alone. That’s a scandal. How many in the whole country? 850,000. We are doomed

    • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Sis I cashed a check in a few bank once,Tescos,and bought some peas and carrots

      • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

        Not sis,bruv

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      When you find out nurses are relying on foodbanks to get by it’s time to question fundamental priorities.

      • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

        Fake news.

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Interesting. Does anyone think that money would have been given to the poor and hungry?

    I don’t.

    • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

      The poor and hungry need social justice and that should come through the ballot box and political protest, rather than relying on the crumbs of charity.

      • Harry Hotspur February 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

        Comrade Corbyn will get in next time and he won’t be afraid to cause chaos.

        • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:49 am

          Tories are 4 points ahead in the latest poll, which is frankly depressing.

          And Jacob Rees-Mogg is the new poster boy for the blue rinse ladies, which is beyond belief.

          • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm

            You don’t save the poor by making everyone else worse off…..

            • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm

              Ridiculous opinion when half the world’s resources are in the hands of 1 per cent of the population.

              • melcyid February 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm

                the poor you will always have with you,

  • WitTank February 17, 2018 at 11:34 am

    It’s impossible to try and equate the morals of spending in football and everyday life. That ship sailed many years ago.
    Its all so disgusting …… and we are to blame by the way

    • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Everyone is to blame. The world is selfish. The left is as selfish as the right.
      People need exteem,they need a chance,they need some help but they have to earn it too

      • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

        Really? You’re confusing politicians with ideals. Socialist ideals aren’t selfish but politicians pervert and betray their voters.

        • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

          Philosophy is ideals. Business plans are ideals. Getting into the Champions League is ideals. Ideals are the concept. Then it has to be applied to reality. But if you are on one end of the axis or the other,you CANNOT deal with the whole thing.
          The problem is the self interest of each side.
          When a country is attacked,usually they get togather Kumbaya. Its like we fucking argue here incessantly until we have a wonderful win and only half do. Same as if an Arse supporter came on here…we would all attack him…er just like we do with DD.
          No,Im not an idealist you are a polar man. One end or the other. The problem CANNOT be solved that way just as they cannot be solved kumbaya. But reality has to be taken into account first

          • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

            Business plans are ideals? That’s a good one.

            • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm

              Have you ever applied for a job?
              What you write everything down you did wrong or just the good stuff
              Its the same with business plans that you take to the bank to get a loan.

              That’s a laugh?

              • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm

                Business plans need to be realistic above all else, or they are just pie in the sky.

                • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

                  Do you vote?

                  Do you believe everything your politician tells you is correct or do you buy the narrative that suits you best

                  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

                    I vote for ze party comrade.

                • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm

                  Ideas are one thing but doing things is another. Statesman are few and far between. Why?
                  Because its hard to put a whole together. Take away the 10% hard core radicals on both side and work the 80%. Its rare I know but that’s what a society needs.It often happens on the back of devastation and the coming together of people.
                  Japan has few natural resources. They HAVE to get together

                  • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm

                    and just to add to that. A frustrated 80% at times have been motivated but the 10% on either sides so called ideals they buy what they are sold instead of looking for good solid reasonable answers,because that takes work,devastation ensues and the picking up of the pieces offers some respite for a few years until they fuck up again.

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Elise Christie leaves the ice rink on a stretcher. World Champion out.

  • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I wonder what effect it has on the players,OUR PLAYERS,that Poch made a big deal about the turf. Sure the Rochdale fans are absolutely mad,and their team is hungry to even up that score but our team could be spooked about the turf.Especially how they did when people started to talk about how Wembley was a disaster

    • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

      The mountains we have to climb sometimes that we make for ourselves

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Please keep all excuses to yourself until after the game, if required.

      • Ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

        FoF you like golf don’t you? The etiquette asks you to pick up your divots after you hit of miss your shot don’t they,well I think footie players should fucking to the same then we wouldn’t have these problems. Take Sissoko for instance….

        • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

          No problem, where would you like me to take him?

          • ronwol196061 February 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm

            Are you taking the piss or is Newcastle taking him back?

    • caveman February 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

      We’ll smash them.

    • cyril February 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      spooked? poor old dawson “gave” away a goal to portsmouth because the turf folded up like a wet, loose bathroom rug

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Fighting Talk have accidental booked two Spurs fans on today. Normally it’s always two gooners.

  • Aussie in Switzerland February 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Shirley easier to play elsewhere

  • gloster1861 February 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

    First!

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

      …but one.

    • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

      *sniggers*

  • 💋 February 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Boom

    • Freund or Foe February 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Errr…rang?