Date: 10th September 2017 at 10:31am
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Watching two of the seemingly noisiest teams in the transfer window nose dive into their respective runways opposed to landing safely was a delight in itself.

Liverpool are suffering from believing their own hype and questions need to be asked as to whether Klopp has a more sophisticated plan up his sleeve than whatever his current one might be.

I lost track of how many players Ronald Koeman bought – so looked it up – and he managed to flush £126.72million down the transfer toilet on 16 players. With this borne in mind and after watching Everton play, this could be the greatest managerial fiasco since Roy Keane was in charge at Sunderland.

The return of Rooney was predictably mediocre; you could have forgotten he was playing until the death of it when we got some trademark huffing and pink faced puffing. So far all Everton Football Club have got for their money is a lot of people wearing a shirt bearing the name of bloke with failed weave that drinks and drives and fails to cheat properly on his wife.

Bill Kenwright looks f____ed if we’re being frank. I’ve seen healthier looking cab drivers who exist on stale tea, takeaway food and fistfuls of antacid pills. Farhad Moshiri must feel like he has bought 49.9% of a full ashtray to continue the Carry On Cabbing theme.

Everton have the UEFA to cope with which will drain them nicely. Maybe the ‘plan’ is to win the UEFA, yeah that’ll be it.

Analysis, some cooing and more of the usual second rate vitriol to follow…

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

  • Harold Rushton September 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Yes well done Spurs,first win in ten years at Goodison,And how many League Championships have you won,don’t worry the meanest of your Board,will ruin everything,and your Manager will b in Spanish football soon.

    • Matt September 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Oooh get you Mr Bitter. Liverpool resident by any chance?

  • Harry Hotspur September 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Would love to see West Ham relegated this season. Currently bottom with 0 points and a -8 goal difference.

    • Harry Hotspur September 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Rafa Benitez is going to be there new manager – you heard it here first,

      • mystic arnold September 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        Is that just before theire cup final in a couple of weeks time

    • Aussie in Switzerland September 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Oh that would be lovely

  • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    BBC Gossip:

    Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco in January. The 21-year-old France midfielder will sign a five-year deal worth £250,000 a week

    No way we could have afforded £250k/week. Insanity. But it does mean Sanchez could be off to City in January.

    • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Is that for the 92 million fee I read about?

      • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        That was their last bid

    • Still Nil Nil September 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      I didn’t think lamarr wanted to go to woolwich?

      🎼never ending storeeee🎤

      • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        The scum’s french contingent have been in his lug-hole.

      • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        I recall reading conflicting stories, one suggested that in spite of pleas from Giroud, and the other Frenchmen in the team for him to join he still declined. The other suggested Arsenal had agreed the £92m fee late on deadline day and then decided they wouldn’t have enough time to do the paperwork.

    • ronwol196061 September 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      or sure its linked to Sanchez

      • Aussie in Switzerland September 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        👍🏻

  • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Inter 1-0 pen27mins Icardi

  • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Bit disappointed the ITV4 Bundesliga highlights show has come to the end – the German MOTD. Gave me an excuse to watch more footie during the week.

  • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Mad Carew
    We’re so much stronger than the team they beat H&A last season, i believe we’ll win 2-0 at Wembley with a score draw in Dortmund.

    Last season we played Leverkusen. I know they’re German but they aren’t Dortmund.

    • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 11:59 am

      We played Dortmund in the Europa League. 🙈

      • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        And Gent.

        • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 12:03 pm

          Keep up Gloster

          • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm

            I believe they beat us 2-1 and 3-0 but i could be wrong, if i am Glos will have a field day.

            • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

              We played Dortmund on 10th and 17th March 2016, which by my reckoning was not last season.

              • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

                This is true.

              • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

                Correct it was the 2015/16 season, my apologies for misleading you. We were beaten 3-0 and 2-1 and i believe they are weaker and we are much stronger.

  • AccringtonSpurs September 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    We played with much more width yesterday, and less possession. As else someone pointed out, more runs from deep. Link up play up top was superb. Not quite clinical enough to have made it 7 or 8-0, but entertaining. Eriksen looking good – can he bring the thunder against the top teams?

  • Andreas September 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Let’s not think that Dortmund will play like Everton .
    If we are on our game and the crowd behind the players we could get a win. Very important game, and I worry about their pace. Maybe serge will make debut ??

  • YidInExile September 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

    We were flowy yesterday, need to take that to Wembley for Wed, think Aurier will start

  • Sexy Beast September 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Anyone know how long Victor is out for?

    • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

      A few weeks is what i read.

  • UnkleTaff September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Lawrensen correctly predicted two out of seven results yesterday.

    A chimp blindly stabbing a finger at a newspaper could have done better.

    So could I.

    • Andreas September 10, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Makes you wonder why anyone would pay for these so called experts/pundits for their opinion

      • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

        Match days wouldn’t be the same without Merson and that Liverpool fanny yesterday, i expected Klopps stormtroopers to over run Man City. They do give us a larf !

  • UnkleTaff September 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Until yesterday we’d gone ten games without a win on Merseyside.

    I’m sure there’s a Wembley parallel in there somewhere but I’ll be damned if I can find it.

    • Frontwheel 2 September 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Beats me too

  • Horndog September 10, 2017 at 11:28 am

    We March on. Yesterday is done, Dortmund next.

    • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Hope Halibut enjoyed the game, a real pick me up for sure.

    • Tottenham central September 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Next victim please. Anymore. Bring it.

      • Tottenham central September 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

        °anyone

  • Tottenham central September 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Dortmund if for a shock. We will beat them.

    • Tottenham central September 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

      *in

    • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

      We’re so much stronger than the team they beat H&A last season, i believe we’ll win 2-0 at Wembley with a score draw in Dortmund.

  • ronwol196061 September 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

    The flow was on and fantastic to watch, It was refreshing to see the movement. Of course it was made easier probably with Everton trying to get used to their new players and system as they were trying to pass the ball around forgetting so many other aspects of their game.But does it matter? We were tuned in.
    I really like the way Eriksen played.He was very proactive in pushing the ball around and should get more confidence from this performance and he also was a factor for Denmark so he definately growing as a player and even though his position is different he looked more Modric than Ive ever seen him.
    Sissoko looked more comfortable in the Dembele position.Although his timing is still off he is getting better and he does put in a shift,at worst a powerful sub.
    Sanchez was fantastic. Its his first real game in the PL and he looked as Ledley as anyone else,positioned very well and respected the game as he kept his work on the conservative side but I think will really bloom as time goes on.
    Yes the boys did ok despite Everton’s lack of competition. Real Madrid and Barca play weaker teams all the time. It never hurt them.They just got to gel better

    • ronwol196061 September 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

      In 60-61 when we were beating teams.Nobosy ever talked about how weak the other team was. It was all about us. How out football was great and flowing. Super Spurs nothing to do with a Harlem Globetrotters opponents. Give our boys a cheer today for our great performance yesterday!

  • richspurs September 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I would not get too excited about us though. Early days and we are experts at flattering to deceive. I will enjoy it while it lasts and look forward, one match at a time.

    • Totspurs September 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Disagree I think were so much stronger as a unit we now have competition all over everyone on there toes. If we stick to the back 3 i believe we can have a tremendous season. Im also pretty hopeful for the champions league as well i think were in a better situation over Dortmund. This first game is massive

  • Still Nil Nil September 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Spurs made Everton look distinctly average, and as we know to our cost with the magnificent 7, it takes time to gel a team.

    However, we need to be mindful of pride coming before a fall.
    One good win over an average team is very welcome, but spurs aren’t playing 100% of their games not at Wembley.

    50% are unfortunately being played there and regardless of hoodoo or not, it’s not home.

    If spurs can transfer wins like yesterday to Wembley regularly then that’s great but we all have trepidation every time our next game is played there.

    Spurs don’t play badly at Wembley but others raise their game.

    By all means celebrate a good win, but we can’t gloat over it cos if you do, it’ll bite you on your bottom.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Others raising their game against us was a point made regularly when we played at the Lane. No change as far as I’m concerned, and I’m not unduly concerned.

      • Still Nil Nil September 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

        Maybe maybe not but it’s clear spurs don’t play at Wembley like they did at the lane

      • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

        There is no doubt Stoke, WBA etc coming to Wembley will be the high point of their season for Players & Fans, of course they will raise their game, we just need to be shrewd and play to our strengths.

        • Still Nil Nil September 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

          Yep

        • 61SpursNut🌰 September 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

          I don’t fall for that line one tiny bit.

          • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

            You have every right to that opinion even if it is completely wrong !

          • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

            It could even work for us. The lesser teams came to park the bus at WHL, whereas they might try and play at Wembley which ought to allow us more space.

        • Freund or Foe September 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

          I think it depends. If we get a winning streak on and get in the groove, I think it could be a scary place to come.

          • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

            They’ll need a bigger bus at Wembley. If they try that tactic.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The oft derided Sissy played a more advanced role than normal for us and occupied the defence to enough of a degree with his questionable skill-set to make a lot more space for our other attacking players to exploit. A fackin masterclass of tactitionery.

  • Matt September 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Bought way too many; doesn’t work, we know that ourselves. Contrast that without our window; three class acts who’ll play a lot of first 11 football and give us a proper bench. And a prospect in central defence. Well pleased with how it’s shaping up.

    • gus September 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

      I watched Danny Murphy the other night and he said as much. That they might go back before going forwards

    • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 11:04 am

      And the wage bill must be much higher with that inflated squad. Koeman is on probation now.

  • Freund or Foe September 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    We missed a trick with that Klaassen, he looks made for the PL. And Siggy, wasn’t he worth a punt for 45mil? Outshone all our lads, especially Sissoko. And Keane, why didn’t we get him instead of Sanchez? The way he handled Kane yesterday was impressive. And the goalie, why the fu……

    • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 10:56 am

      To be fair to Pickford he made a couple of decent saves. Naïve of him to be rooted to the spot in windy conditions when Kane’s cross looped over him and in, but he’ll learn from that mistake I’m sure.

      • Freund or Foe September 10, 2017 at 11:07 am

        I like Pickford, Butland is better. Hugo is better at some things.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 September 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

          But much worse at one.

          • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

            Only one?

    • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

      The chicken crows…🐓

      I’m just airing out my mattress after bed wetting all August.

      • Freund or Foe September 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

        😁

  • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Let’s be honest, Everton were frustrated and basically gave up after 50 minutes, and we were happy to plod through the final 30 mins ourselves, perhaps with one eye on Wednesday. We beat what was in front of us.

    • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

      That’s all you can do though. I was surprised how disjointed the toffees were. Were they that bad or did we dismantle them?

      • gus September 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

        They didn’t trouble Lloris or our defensive line very often. In contrast we were making deep runs from everywhere

        • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

          Hugo still managed to have his brain fart moment.

      • MysteriousStranger September 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

        Oh we should have won by 5 or 6. We’d won the game after Kane had scored the third, and could have added to it. We were playing them off the park. As I said, Everton were frustrated and gave up. We then took our foot off the pedal not long after.

        • gloster1861 September 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

          Could have had five in the first half. At least the Spurs away support were able to relax for the whole second half.

  • Totspurs September 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Most pleasing thing is half those Everton players are the ones we would of traditionally gone for Sandro Ramirez Klaasen etc…. poor to average players bullet dodged with those tbh.

  • East Stand September 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Sissy might yet be useful in this system playing centrally, some drive from midfield can be an asset.

    • Totspurs September 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Agree in the 3-4-2-1 he has a role he’s definitely not a wide player

  • East Stand September 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    You have a way with words HH, very much made me chuckle.

    Liverpool if I may, look increasingly like they really have got someone’s embarrassing German uncle dressed in teenagers clothes rather than a world class manager. No defensive recruits, no addressing the problems they actually have and denying the Brazilian his move to Barca was potentially a massive mistake. He’s like Wenger in a hoodie, same kind of blind spot seeing what needs to be done. Klopp, is he all that?

    Everton, Koeman is he all that?

    Rooney, no wonder he looks so red faced. Does he even bother training anymore?

  • Spiderneil September 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I still wish we’d got Siggy though. He’s make sure we scored more free kicks again and maybe take a decent corner! Ben Davies seemed to do very well with crosses yesterday though to be fair!

    • East Stand September 10, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Siggy or Sissy? I rest my case….

      • Gus September 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

        It was only Everton but sissy showed some positive signs. Poch may get a decent tune out of him yet

        • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

          Gus careful now, don’t cross the line !

          • gus September 10, 2017 at 10:56 am

            Toes creep forward, but I remember how close Lamela was to getting shipped, and until his injury he was one of our best

    • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 10:45 am

      £45m and he was MIA almost all game, only thing we’re missing this season is Barcley and that will be sorted very soon.

      • Gus September 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

        I assume he was in attendance? Getting a cheeky first hand look at his future squad

  • Gus September 10, 2017 at 10:39 am

    All that dosh the Toffees spunked and they didn’t get a decent defence or dynamic midfield. And they’ll miss Lukaku and his goals

  • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Bill Cartright, wasn’t he Little Joe’s dad from the Ponderosa, Hoss and there was anudda brudda, can’t think of his name.

    • Mad Carew September 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Adam was the first son, had to wiki it.

    • Horndog September 10, 2017 at 11:23 am

      His TV name was Ben Cartwright

  • East Stand September 10, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Not top blagger, fuck…

  • Gus September 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Farst