Date: 12th November 2017 at 7:12pm
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Erik Lamela’s one year plus absence from participating in any class of professional football for Spurs has been quite revealing. If only for revealing those in our fanbase who are content with toying with reality

This has been such a ridiculously long break by such an expensive player, that fans capable of free thought were bound not just to question the situation but also make things up.

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Drug dependency and a sex change have been front runners amongst those struggling to make sense of what has been THFC’s greatest public relations bungle to date.

There’s such little point in trawling thorough all the whys and wherefores for the umpteenth time, and so this comment struck me as worth sharing. GB Spurs on Spurs Community posted this:

Lamela is an example of one of those players who becomes better and more important the longer be is out. Give it a few more years injured and his stint with us will be remembered like the 2nd coming of Maradona.

I don’t believe he will ever play for us again but even if he does I don’t think he will be half the player most seem to think he is. He has goods (sic) technique and is tenacious but is one paced and can’t beat a man. He needed to find a yard of pace even before the injury so what is a year out going to achieve?

The rose tinted Tottenham lens effect combined with the seemingly eternal search for this season’s messiah has again polluted sane thought.

Will Lamela ever play for Spurs again? Perhaps a more worthwhile, if brutal response is ‘who cares if he does or doesn’t?’

 
Comments
  • Kev November 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I think it is more that Lamela is better than Sissoko that gets most fans uber happy.

    By next summer I hope both are gone and we have Barkley and a fast attacker like Zaha

  • Yiddo November 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

    The only thing I wonder about the Lamela saga is if we will ever learn the truth.

    • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Neatly wrapped up as a long term injury which may be the genuine explanation for his absence or is it that Lamela is simply home sick and fell out with Poch causing psychological problems.

  • Yiddo November 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Happy birthday DD, I don’t know how you were diverted, you were perverted too. Oh well

    • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Ta Nilly.
      Currently costing 40 page civil phased bill off costs which is fairly challenging to ensure figures balance. Post April 2018 everything is automated.

    • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Ta. I join the club next year!

      • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

        Ta Yiddo and Nilly and everybody I forgot toithank for my kind felicitations.
        Being a devoted Thespian “All the Worlds a Stage and all the men and women are merely players, each man in his time plays many parts”….
        (Jacques As You Like It)

  • Still Nil Nil November 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday DD,
    Hope you have a splendiferous day young man.

    • Yiddo November 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

      How was the fight Nilly?

  • gloster1861 November 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    David Dillenberg
    Cheers all
    Out for fish and chips this eve and taking Joyce to Ross on Wye this weekend.
    Watching the NLD at a bar in Chepstow.

    Back there again? Which bar, Pye Corner Sports Bar, The Bell Hanger, The George?

    • gloster1861 November 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

      That’s not an exhaustive list, Chepstow had 85 hostelries at one time in it’s glorious past as a port town.

    • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Hi Glos Not the George. is it Sports Bar. One of the bars. Opp Peackocks? One Store?

  • gloster1861 November 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Yes, Harry your link is taking us back to Gavlav’s birthday in August.

    • caveman November 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Scroll down Glos, it seems that DD is further down tha page. He has spooked the thread.

      • gloster1861 November 13, 2017 at 10:43 am

        OK.

  • McG⚽⚽ November 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Harry, your link for Dilly’s birthday wishes has messed up if you read this!

    • caveman November 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

      What’s going on with the site McG, has DD spooked it.

  • gloster1861 November 13, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Simple answer as to whether I care about Lamela playing for us again: he’s GOT to be a step up from fecking Shitsoko. I’m sick of seeing that guy. OK, he can trundle about providing a blockage to the opposition, but any attacking contribution he seems to make is accidental and incidental to what he was actually attempting.

    In these circumstances I’ll be overjoyed to see Erik replace him.

  • Harry Hotspur November 13, 2017 at 8:47 am
  • Superspoz 🏆 November 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋

    Superspoz 🏆
    That’s a chuuune but not the one I’m after, the sample I’m on about is the vocals at 53 secs.

    https://youtu.be/wxl9mY-YSg4

    Hey spurts, it’s very similar to this. It may well be this one, I just remember it a bit different. Possibly another mix of this. I was only 16 at the time. Thanks anyway dude 👍

  • Syd November 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I’ll take Lamela back anyday. I think he has been a little forgotten but he was getting better all the time. I know we have Son and Alli now but I do believe Lamela back to his best with those around him, we are much better for it….
    I just hope his operation to remove his third nipple (or whatever it was) was a success.

    • gus November 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I tend to think we have moved on. This Spurs team is far better than the one that Eric starred in. But who knows, with the right mindset maybe he can do a job for us, he might thrive in a team that allows him more opportunities to express himself

      • caveman November 13, 2017 at 8:42 am

        Maybe Pamela will become the cog that unlocks the ‘park the bus team’s. Would give him a role in the match day squad. One thing for sure is that he has his work cut out in trying to get into the first eleven. I think they’re going to move him on in the summer. Spurs have moved on since he’s been gone and errors like he usually makes aren’t tolerated any more. Nice knowing you Eric.

  • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Morning all
    It’s my birthday today.
    When music was music, played out to one of my favourite Beatles classics (When my guitar gently weeps) take it away George, Eric and that impressive ensemble.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDs2Bkq6UU4

    • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Incidentally my glass is 75% full!

      • Syd November 13, 2017 at 7:46 am

        Happy birfdy DD

        • gus November 13, 2017 at 8:23 am

          Happy birthday D!!

    • Sexy Beast November 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Happy birthday David 🎂🥂🍾

      • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 7:53 am

        Cheers all
        Out for fish and chips this eve and taking Joyce to Ross on Wye this weekend.
        Watching the NLD at a bar in Chepstow.

        • Syd November 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

          grilled, crumbed or battered…the fish that is?

          • Syd November 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

            I’ll be watching it in my lounge room which is no where near Chepstow

            • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

              Prominent for it’s races and Castle Chepstow is very tranquil!

          • David Dillenberg November 13, 2017 at 7:59 am

            Syd Joyce prefers grilled. Me battered!

            • Syd November 13, 2017 at 8:11 am

              I like both, depending on the fish….nothing better than a good battered fish…tempura even better

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Happy Birthday double D. 🎂

    • Superspoz 🏆 November 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 13, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Some good tunage tonight fellas dem. I was up all night Friday listening to a bit of swing, blues, some.70s funk etc ended up with EWF. The whole journey began with about 10 different versions of Mack the Knife. Also listened to all the tu es from The Blues Brothers films. Think, by Aretha Franklin and Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway are superb.

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 13, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Superspoz 🏆
    That’s a chuuune but not the one I’m after, the sample I’m on about is the vocals at 53 secs.

    https://youtu.be/wxl9mY-YSg4

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 13, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Superspoz 🏆
    Never thought I’d hear that again. There is another tune I’m after cas. For he memories you know. The original sample is from Raw Silk – Do it to the music. https://youtu.be/zu7Hp5ZUym0 I’ve searched youtube high and low but it must be under another title cos I find it anywhere. Ring any bells?

    https://youtu.be/wxl9mY-YSg4

  • Frontwheel 2 November 13, 2017 at 1:29 am

    If he has had a sex change that should boost our LGTG…etc fan Base wholesale, exciting stuff.

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 13, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Caspurs♿️

    Superspoz 🏆
    I was expecting a link for the tune ‘devine rhythm’ by Dj Rap & Voyager Cas.

    Just chill out with your London pride beer Spoz and enjoy the groove.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLhPARgMcd4

    I went to Telepathy, Marshgate Lane. Moody vibe. Plenty stabbings etc.

  • Jan vertiginous November 12, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Still Nil Nil
    The other fella pulled out this morning

    Sounds like some Sun Tzu winning without fighting business to me.

  • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Brief interjection:
    Could Trippier take all our future corners both sides?

  • Urbane Sturgeon November 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    The Rabona thing proves beyond doubt that his problem was simply that he was born with his feet on the wrong leg. Once he recovers from his secret Footswitchoplasty he’ll be better than ever.

    Go on the Left-footed Instep Outswingers!

  • Hotspice November 12, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    It took a while for Coco to win me over but those 11 goals and 9 assists from 2015/16 seems like a lifetime ago. The following season without him Eriksen, Alli and Son all either scored more or provided more assists. Do we really miss him? I don’t think so, but I’ll take him over Sissoko when he’s played further upfield. We definitely missed him as an option off the bench, although no those kamikaze tackles giving up freekicks in dangerous areas. But we’ve missed Wanyama more in my opinion.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      If we sell him, it’s an opportunity to bring someone good in. Someone who doesn’t divide the fanbase into those who call a flake when they see it and those with blind faith in a cart horse. Someone who can run at a defence and won’t always
      cut inside and create crop circles on the pitch with their bicycle legs.

      Half those 11 goals came in the cups – his PL utility is below par other than putting the fear of God into the oppo with his tackling.

      Just sayin’.

      • Hotspice November 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        I’m with you on that for sure. We didn’t miss Lamela last season and we’re only itching for him to come back because we’re tired of watching Sissoko when he fills-in across the attacking 3 behind Kane. If the ITK about Zaha joining is true then I suspect Lamela’s return from injury and integration back into the squad will mostly be for shop window purposes. Happy for him to stay but if we could swap him out for something better or more reliable then I’m for that option.

  • Frontwheel 2 November 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Aaarrgggghhhhh,He’ll come good.

    • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Oi! What did say about keeping it private

      • Frontwheel 2 November 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm

        oops

  • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Superspoz 🏆
    I was expecting a link for the tune ‘devine rhythm’ by Dj Rap & Voyager Cas.

    Just chill out with your London pride beer Spoz and enjoy the groove.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLhPARgMcd4

    • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Never thought I’d hear that again. There is another tune I’m after cas. For he memories you know. The original sample is from Raw Silk – Do it to the music. https://youtu.be/zu7Hp5ZUym0 I’ve searched youtube high and low but it must be under another title cos I find it anywhere. Ring any bells?

      • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm
        • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

          That’s a chuuune but not the one I’m after, the sample I’m on about is the vocals at 53 secs.

        • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

          That’s getting ripped btw

          • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

            Me just plain choonz blud.

            • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:32 pm

              Respect fam

      • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

        Are you talking about a tune with the lyrics? If so I have an EP/tune that has it. I can’t remember what it’s called now, but I’ll have a gander forrit tomorrow.

        • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

          Yeah as said 👆

          • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

            I’ll have a look tomorrow. 👍

            • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm

              Sweet 👌

              • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm

                Found my version but it’s not on youtube, try searching for tunes with ‘music’s hypnotising’. This is a good tune, same EP but not your tune, sorry bud.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV4jV8CRaig

  • Jan vertiginous November 12, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Any news on Still nil nil’s Pugilistic endeavours?

    • Still Nil Nil November 12, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      The other fella pulled out this morning

      • Horndog November 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm

        You must have scared the shit out of him.

        • Still Nil Nil November 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

          I doubt that very much

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        Yeah, but what about the boxing?

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Was it this weekend?

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Caspurs♿️
    Exactamundo Nilly, when I was younger, I like Hoddle was also two footed, only better…

    I was two footed too, still am, although I can only kick a football with my right foot.

    • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I was a keeper / defender + a cricketer for local sporting sides.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Do two left feet count as two footed, I guess so.

      • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Meh, I was offered money not to play. Too good apparently, too good. So I obviously took the cash. Still find it a bit strange it was from my own team.

  • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Some bloke who goes by the name of Oliver Bierhoff (probably a nobody) has suggeated that Leon Goretzka has chosen to join an English club.

    • melcyid November 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      we always beat the bindippers to the signature.

      • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        Do we. Lallana?

        • melcyid November 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm

          dele alli

      • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        Apart from Suarez, Manè and winaldjum?

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        I think they’re on to you, Melc.

        • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm

          Oh melcyiiiiid, come out to playyay

          • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm

            • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm

              I was expecting a link for the tune ‘devine rhythm’ by Dj Rap & Voyager Cas.

              • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm

                Ha ha, I don’t know how that never get into my collection…

                • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm

                  I’m gobsmacked. I’ve rediscovered tunes I’d totally forgotten because of you. Tsk tsk.

                  • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

                    ⬆️

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    DAVID
    Yeah but, it will be just like signing a new player H.

    Player H? Is that a hemorrhoids cream for sportsmen?

    • Horndog November 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      That is what I use.

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        That’s why you’re the easy rider.

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I went to school with a girl that looked the spit of that face in the image. Not Lamela’s face, the other one.

    • Still Nil Nil November 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      I’d spit on the face of somebody that looked like that an orl

      • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        Beauty is in the mind of the beholder!

        • Horndog November 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

          That one would take a lot of beholding.

        • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

          Apologies for repeating playing this magnetic tango which if I practiced daily with Joyce for the next 100 years I could never master the perfect technique!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW58jF5mEo

          Over and out with a file!
          Back tomorrow.

  • Still Nil Nil November 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I have a saying

    “The older I get, the better I was”

    When I tell my kids of my football playing/coaching exploits, I get back
    “Why did you never play for/coach spurs/england?”

    • Caspurs♿️ November 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Exactamundo Nilly, when I was younger, I like Hoddle was also two footed, only better…

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    So, as I write, just the one goal from open play in the last 5 play-off matches. Wonderful stuff.

  • melcyid November 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm
  • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Heads up to those who like Joyce enjoy period drama Howard End has just started on BBC 1.

    • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      *Howards End

      • Still Nil Nil November 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm

        Is that the spin off from Howard’s Way?

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 12, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      👶🔝. I like Joyce.

      • David Dillenberg November 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm

        As he social secretary she has a megga fan club!

  • Lilywhite without the ll November 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Luckily for Mr Levy, with inflation being as it is Lala is actually still worth 30m and we probably haven’t paid half that due to lack of appearances…good for the Europa so let’s sell him to Arsenal.

  • Limerick AL November 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    When, if he does come back it will be like signing a New Player. Albeit one worth around 8 and a half Million. He ran around a lot and had that worried look but he played one good game in 7 he has only a Walk On Part to offer, now fuck off.

  • Lilywhite without the ll November 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Can’t believe I’ve missed all these blogalelicious blogs from our master but it has been Star Trek weekend (apparently) so I’ve had little time on my hands….anyway, good to finally see The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty (formally known as “who gives a fuck”) has finally come out and admits he is a closet gay..good for you old boy..

  • Harry Hotspur November 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    DAVID

    Yeah but, it will be just like signing a new player H.

    Darn tooting’!

  • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I dont get the “will he ever play again..” bit. We keep being told he’s good to go, just need to sort his loaf out. If this is a cover up, how long can they can keep it up for?

  • East Stand November 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    A fit and in form Lamela is most definitely a better option than Sissy or an out of sorts Son (which seems to be every other game).

    If he comes back and gets fully fit and match sharp then we have a stronger squad as a result.

    There seems to be an identity crisis for Lamela more than anything else. He’s always been highly rated since he was a kid and he has the technique and all the South American swagger.

    What is he though? He’s not quick, rarely goes past people but works hard and can do step overs and that ‘rabona’ thingy.

    Does any of the flash stuff mean he’s actually in real terms any more useful than someone like James Milner for example? Hard working with good technique but never a Ronaldo or a Messi.

    The identity problem seems to be that perhaps both he and some others believe him to be potentially a ‘Ronaldo’ when in reality it’s never going to happen…

    • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      James miller never single handed put utd to the sword in 7 minutes flat and city home and away for that matter.

      • East Stand November 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

        He needs to do that more often to live up to his billing. He can’t do that if he isn’t playing so he still remains somewhat of an enigma…

        • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

          He was steadily improving, I remember poch challenging him to live up to the hype and he responded well and now we’re back to square one.

  • Superspoz 🏆 November 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I also care. He’s my favourite.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Video cowboy.

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I care, I want him back as it goe! Was making more than decent contributions before the playstation injury.

    • Spiderneil November 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      +1

  • DAVID November 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Yeah but, it will be just like signing a new player H.

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    That picture of Lamela is a blatant photoshop, since when has he worn eye shaddow?

    • Harry Hotspur November 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Since the OP – rarely