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ITK: Levy Hatches U-Turn

ITK: Levy Hatches U-Turn

Ossie’s knees aren’t the only ones that are trembly.

Gladys, the world’s most promiscuous tea lady has been in touch and tells me the bald one is harbouring doubts over playing an entire season at Wembley.

Which explains why Poch recently received a change of plan order from the boardroom.

The Champions League games at Wembley were an unmitigated disaster. The one game we did win was meaningless to our opponents.

Tickets for the upcoming Gent game have been so discounted so drastically, it’s cheaper to go and watch Spurs at Wembley than it is to buy a ticket for its stadium tour.

Levy has told Poch to force the issue in both the FA Cup and the Europa in order to force the team into getting as much game time at Wembley as possible.

Another factor at play here is that Levy is beyond angry that a supposed £30million asset – namely Erik Lamela – has been MIA for months on end and yet he’s not sporting so much as an Elastoplast. 

Our chairman has made it clear to Poch that he is expecting to a better return from players, especially in light of the recent flurry of extended contracts. Sympathy for this ‘being a bit pooped’ routine after playing one game a week has pretty much run its course now. 

Wembley needs to be properly road tested because in simple terms, once the deal is signed, that’s it. Wembley won’t except a break clause and we’d look utterly ridiculous if we had one and exercised it.

Glad has no idea what the other options might be if Spurs continue to flatline at Wembley, but the list is a a short one.

The bottom line is that Levy knows that giving tickets away for Wembley indefinitely is not a plan, nor will  it address the quality of the performances.

If Spurs fail to make a positive impact in the forthcoming cup games, a Wembley u-turn is well on the cards.

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

  • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    This afternoons consultation is drawing to a close but there will be plenty more opportunities for the local populous to lodge their disapproval of Wembleys hosting Spurs Home Games 2017/18.
    By law Brent Council have to be seen to do this fruitless exercise, seems today was a great success for……….

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Resistance is useless.

      • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        George Soros about 50 years ago (just after he was a Nazi collaborator) 😂👌

  • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    It’s weird. Don’t want him to go just feel worried that there is much more behind the scenes than anyone isxasmitting to .

    caveman
    I see now what your saying. He’s been tested!

    And found wanting. Off to the Betty Ford Clinic or its Italian equivalent…

  • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    But realistically Spurs don’t need 90k for all their games. You would practically have to give the tickets away to fill out Wembley for games like Bournemouth, stoke, hull etc at home. The existing approval is fine for Spurs- and would in fact suit Spurs better. The current planning process is more about Wembley trying to remove this restriction which will be impacting on their ability to recoup the stadium costs.

    • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Perhaps you are right, but at 90k how many of us would take our kids and grandkids?
      Get em when they are young and they are the Yid army of the future!
      If the price is right then it beats two seats together on Stub Hub let me assure you!!

      • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        But it is simple economics. Hire and operational costs will be far greater for 90k with ticket prices heavily discounted. Financially it probably works better at 50k with 90k reserved for category A

  • Bruxie February 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    it’s patently f’ing obvious.

    Wembley has a limit on full capacity events – imposed when it was built.

    If Brent Council pass the planning permission for more full capacity events @ Wembley then the season ticket prices can be determined.

    If Brent refuse, we will have a capacity of 60k. If they grant permission then we will have a capacity of 80k.

    Simples.

    Levy Must wait for the decision before deciding on all of the variables.

    Uefa, PL and FA rules insist on the same ground for their respective competitions, I believe.

    • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      But realistically Spurs don’t need 90k for all their games. You would practically have to give the tickets away to fill out Wembley for games like Bournemouth, stoke, hull etc at home. The existing approval is fine for Spurs- and would in fact suit Spurs better. The current planning process is more about Wembley trying to remove this restriction which will be impacting on their ability to recoup the stadium costs.

    • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      The actual breakdown is 51K and 90K
      There are 39K seats in the upper section
      Just saying 😉

  • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Sutton goalkeeper has just resigned over piegate!

    • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Coming to a Ginsters pie advert very very soon

  • Pj February 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Why do people complain because of the price of Wembley tickets? Surely cheaper tickets is what we all want! Ticket prices have got to be the biggest complaint by football fans!
    Be great if there cheap at Wembley next season!

    • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Er… nobody’s complaining. It’s more the case that the tickets have been discounted because we weren’t deemed to be worth the price of admission.

    • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      if Levy could make money he would. It is all he is about! He is selling fish on a Sunday.

  • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    c/o the THST:

    The Club don’t want to make definite statements until it is absolutely certain about them. But we’ve also pointed out that fans are making travel and purchase decisions based on the belief that this is the last season at White Hart Lane. We’ve also reminded them the view that demand would be high for the last season at our old ground was partly behind their decision to introduce a ballot for home tickets.

    At the beginning of this month, we asked if the Club would at least confirm the date by which a decision had to be made on where we would be playing next year. We were told that everything was in hand and that we were making an issue where there was none – a view that has been contradicted by the number of questions on this very subject we are receiving from fellow supporters. We also asked the Premier League for the date by which a club would need to inform them of any change in home venue. And we ran into a similar inability to provide a straight answer.

    It eventually became clear through various comments in the media that the end of March was the date by which THFC has to take up its option to use Wembley for the 2017/18 season. We see no reason why the Club could not have told us this directly.

    On 26 January, THFC released a joint statement with Wembley National Stadium Limited supporting WNSL in their planning application to the London Borough of Brent to increase the number of full capacity events at the stadium for the 2017-18 season, but fell short of confirming Spurs would actually be playing at the venue next season. It additionally raised a number of fresh questions that we are pursuing as this newsletter is being completed.

    January also saw the press launch of the new stadium’s Premium packages, along with a more detailed view of what the new stadium would have to offer. This was generally well-received, although some of our American members did question why the Club chose Inauguration Day for such an important launch.

    While we understand selling the Premium packages is key to continuing to demonstrate the stadium’s financial viability, we would like to have seen a little more about what the stadium will have to offer Season Ticket holders, Members and general admission fans. And, while the Trust has pushed for stretch pricing at the new stadium, the fact that Premium prices have been decided will inevitably have some bearing on the rest of the pricing structure. To date, the Club has held no detailed discussions around pricing at the new stadium with the Trust.

    We know that members are keen to find out about pricing and migration into the new stadium, and prices and migration for next season. We will continue to press for the earliest possible discussion on and input into these key subjects, which we are reminded on a daily basis are uppermost in fans’ minds. We would hope to see an improvement in the level of communication with the Club here.

    • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Just DL playing his cards close to his chest, superb how Spurs have managed to stem the leaks since Redknapp.the THST will be much happier after the next round of Hobnobs, no doubt DL will throw them a snippit.

      • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

        Exactly- there is no genuine ITK being leaked out of the club

        • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

          Controversial.

          • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

            But true

            • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

              No it absolutely isn’t true.

              There is good ITK on several sites, inc. COYS and Spurs Community.

              Oh, and this one.

              If you aren’t interested in it, then stay away from it. But please don’t bother ITK or you will be treated on here as you would be on the sites named and you will be binned.

              Ignorance of this warning will serve as no excuse.

              • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm

                But in all honesty H how much of the ITK actually comes to fruition? 5%? We all like reading it for the banter but I think most of us treat it with a pinch of salt. In the last 4-5 years there hasn’t been much leaking out of WHL- unless it is items they want leaked.

        • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

          Rubbish.

      • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm

        The THST only ever get what is in the public domain. Your WUM minutes on here are numbered Raz 😊

    • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Don’t get your hopes up, McG. I can pretty much guarantee he’ll be Chelsea bound in the summer…

      • 61SpursNut🌰 February 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        I’ll get me new named shirt pre-ordered then 😂

  • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Saido Berahino mysteriously disappeared out of the WBA squad for a few months before Christmas with an undefined injury……..

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Good spot.

    • caveman February 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Do you think Lamela’s a crack head Trev?

      • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm

        For legal reasons definitely not!!!!!

      • McG ⚽⚽ February 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

        Now it all makes sense, hippy crack!

    • caveman February 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      I see now what your saying. He’s been tested!

  • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    EPL regulations for your delectation:

    13.6 Each Club shall register its ground with The League and no Club shall remove to another ground (whether on a temporary or a permanent basis) without first obtaining the written consent of the Board, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld and the Board shall be entitled, if granting consent, to impose such conditions as it deems appropriate in all the circumstances

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      So it IS possible to move grounds at the discretion of the EPL Board.

      • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm

        You’d’ve thought we’d have a pretty good case if that’s what we’re looking to do.

  • Camus February 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I know there’s the alledged ‘FIFA hip’ injury but I still suspect Lamela and Poch have had a fall-out. Same with Wimmer.
    We won’t see Lamela in a Spurs shirt again.
    Poch is the Grudge-father.

    • Spursy February 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Yeah, and also the Lovebomb Father. There’s definitely a touch of the ol’ scientology to his methods. Maybe that’s what young, millionaire playboys need? Poch is from Murphy and you can’t take that out of the man. Also, he went without a lot to make it. He won’t take f*ckwits on board. He’s morphing into our own Fergie, but he’s saddled with Levy. I expect heads will roll this summer.

  • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Trev1978

    As I recall I was ridiculed a month ago for suggesting that the 24/7 working at the new ground may indicate that there was a remote chance that we could be moving 100 yards further up the High Road next season. In fact I think H used the term ‘horseshit’ at the time!! I also think Wembley being a 100% done deal was noted. Suddenly the tune has changed!! I still think it would be a very tall order with the pitch being the biggest problem. But it is nice to see the flat earthers finally wakening up to fact that Wembley may not be a done deal after all. Forget the Wembley planning approval-that is a red herring. 50k would be more than adequate for 90-95% of our matches with the full 90k only necessary for category A matches- and that would be covered by their existing approval. My guess is that Wembley would quite like the ability to host more full capacity events in the future and Spurs are assisting them with that. If they can gain an approval for next season it will be easier for them to extend that arrangement into the future.

    I think you’re confusing Wembley being a disaster for an uncompleted WHL suddenly being given a green light.

    It’s also common knowledge that any Wembley deal won’t be signed off until next month.

    So I’m confused by all the exclamation marks.

  • Camus February 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I want a shiny trophy AND a Wembley u-turn.
    I’m Daniel’s worst nightmare.

    • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      I wouldn’t complain if we could play at The Lane, but MK? Not for me, fanks.

      • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

        Have you been to stadium mk Real Fan?

        • caveman February 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

          I’ve been some years ago for work reasons. Very impressive.

        • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm

          No I haven’t and I’ve heard many times how good it is from yourself and others. I don’t dispute that it’s a good stadium. But it’s in Milton Keynes which I think is fucking naff…and yes, I have been there several times. We’re a London team and we should stay in London.

          • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

            You sound like a child explaining to her mother why she doesn’t like Brussels sprouts, even though she’s never eaten one.

  • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I know Premier League rules don’t allow us to play at two different grounds during one season. However, I wonder how they would view it if we were to play the first couple of months at ‘old’ white hart lane minus the Paxton road stand and then move into the ‘new’ ground once the new pitch, north, east and west stands are complete. Legally it could be argued that the 3 new stands are forming part of the ground at the start of the season and the position of the playing surface has just moved!! Would it be any different to a club opening a new stand mid way through a season??

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I believe they would be viewed as two separate venues, that’s my guess.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Kerching!

      The lawyers are drooling at the prospect of the money to be made handling the case.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      I’d love to see a definition of a ‘ground’. How precise a geographical location? Same postcode?

  • Camus February 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Not sure if I’ve read this right, but are we actually living in a situation where Daniel only wants us to go all out in the 2 cups now so that we get more practice time at Wembley before next season’s likely fiasco?
    It’s not about the actual trophies then, or glory?
    Man overboard…

  • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    61SpursNut
    Beeb states:
    “Sutton reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is under investigation by the Football Association for potentially breaching betting rules during Monday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
    The Gambling Commission is also investigating if there was a breach of betting regulations after Shaw ate a pie in the 83rd minute of the game.
    Before Monday’s game, a bookmaker offered odds of 8-1 that Shaw would eat a pie on camera during the match.”
    Gotta larf.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39037401

    Looks pie-eating isn’t exactly a rarity where he’s concerned.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      He’s 46 but looks older than me FFS!

      • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        I thought Garth had eaten all the pies !

    • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      He’s surprisingly ruddy-faced. I thought he’d look more pasty.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        Half baked comment alert!

      • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        😂😂

        • Spursy February 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm

          Yeah, but has he got a soggy bottom?

  • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Dave Mackay, a pundit for a Spurs v Derby game. The anchor man says, “So, Dave Mackay. You played for both Spurs and Derby. Who are you supporting today?” Mr Mackay leans in towards both mic and anchorman in the most pleasant, yet threatening way, says, “I’m a Hearts fan, son!”

    • Hartley February 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      That was nice of him.

  • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Great players or schmucks?
    Really I haven’t figured it out yet

  • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    3 times in the sixties Wembley was easy… Ricky Villa had no problem either… But since then it has been difficult to get there, never mind playing there.
    No its not Wembley. Its our football. Its our determination and confidence.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I refer you to the first match when Ricky was subbed off and trudged back to the bench looking more like the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

  • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    As I recall I was ridiculed a month ago for suggesting that the 24/7 working at the new ground may indicate that there was a remote chance that we could be moving 100 yards further up the High Road next season. In fact I think H used the term ‘horseshit’ at the time!! I also think Wembley being a 100% done deal was noted. Suddenly the tune has changed!! I still think it would be a very tall order with the pitch being the biggest problem. But it is nice to see the flat earthers finally wakening up to fact that Wembley may not be a done deal after all. Forget the Wembley planning approval-that is a red herring. 50k would be more than adequate for 90-95% of our matches with the full 90k only necessary for category A matches- and that would be covered by their existing approval. My guess is that Wembley would quite like the ability to host more full capacity events in the future and Spurs are assisting them with that. If they can gain an approval for next season it will be easier for them to extend that arrangement into the future.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Horseshit is H’s default.

    • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Yeah, Harry you Flat-Earther.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        *Flat-Oeufer

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Trev, you weren’t ridiculed, and if I remember correctly, your first post on the subject was a fair one, in which you asked whether people thought the possibility of moving into a half finished stadium next season was a possibility.
      The response was an overwhelming no (posters opinions), you then continued to post on the subject, with the difference being, you were actively stating there was a very strong possibility of this happening, rather than being an open question.
      Maybe it would have been better if you had left it as an open question.

      • Trev1978 February 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

        Perhaps!!

  • Periel February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure Poch has just allowed Lamela to sit on his arse for months for no reason. Top ITK.

    • spurs108 February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      +10000

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Poch isn’t a doctor. And doctor’s can’t diagnose all skeletal or muscle accurately leaving room for disagreement. Back pain, for instance, is the classic grey area.

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

        Whiplash, fakin brilliant, I’ve claimed loadsa money with that one (not really).

        • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          Others make a living over whiplash.

          Miss Whiplash was one.

          • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm

            Yep, Sadie Sterns Monthly was a cracking read !

  • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    There was a time this season when we ruled the midfield, not sure what happened

    • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      We sold Tom Carroll.

      • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        What happened to Eriksen?

        • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

          Scored five, assisted eight … that means he’s been directly involved in almost a third of our league goals this year.

          But I know — stats, schmats…

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

            Perhaps more peeps should look at stats, just sayin.

            • MysteriousStranger February 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

              I’d like to think he could do better than take an average of 18 shots per goal scored? Perhaps more peeps should look at stats, just sayin.

              • MysteriousStranger February 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

                That’s this season, in the League. Just sayin.

                • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 4:49 pm

                  I don’t disagree that at times CE has been poor, but, he is not the only player who hasn’t performed at times. People claim CE makes no effort to tackle players, but is he the worst, no, Son is by a country mile (the bloke’s pathetic), considering the clear chances CE gets compared to Son, I suspect Son is more wasteful (unless Son doesn’t have time to think) in front of goal as well.
                  The point is, everyone singles out CE week after week for criticism, when there are others in the team, who on occasions deserve it more.
                  Just sayin. 😘

    • spurs108 February 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      The missing link is Lamela

      • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        …that too.

        • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

          What happened to Eriksen?

  • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Lamela’s condition should be updated daily. I do get the feeling he is taking the piss in preparation to moving elsewhere. I have no proof, just a foreboding.

    • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Lets get the players on the field to play first and then let’s concentrate with the AWOL’s

    • spurs108 February 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      None of us know what really is happening regarding Lamela – We should not speculate and we should wait and see.

      There is one certainty that he always gave 100% when he put on the white shirt. He would not fake an injury not to play. .

      • McG ⚽⚽ February 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Those were my thoughts, you’d play for a move, & he loves playing for his country too, faking injury makes no sense at all.

        • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

          I never overestimate a player’s intelligence.

    • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      I had one of those Forebodings once Gloster, the transfer box gave trouble far too often, traded it in for a Premonition Mk 3 GTI.

  • Liamyid February 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Staying at White Hart Lane for another season is on the cards, we would then move into a 3/4 complete new WHL from 18/19 season, with the kop end being built during the season. This was the original plan, and might be the best one if it means no Wembley.

  • VincentianMagic February 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Off topic I know, but I’m pleased to see us being linked with both Sessegnon and Maguire. Both young, playing in tough leagues and comfortable on the ball.
    Sessegnon would be an ideal back-up for Rose as he’s much more a like-for-like player and would be ideal as a wing-back. Maguire is big, strong, has decent pace and is comfortable on the ball. I think he would be an ideal Wimmer replacement and looks the type that would be able to play in a back three if required.

    If we could add players of the ilk of Klassen, Tielemans and Haller (all of whom should be in our price/salary range) then we can hopefully push on next season.

    • VincentianMagic February 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      …oh yeah, and what the hell has happened to young Mr Lamela?

      • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        The problem is the word ‘young’.
        Nobody ever calls a great player young
        They just say he is great
        Young denotes potential which doesn’t mean much

      • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        Young Mr Grace? He had a walking stick and a wheelchair.

    • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      I like Sebastian Haller a lot, but we seem curiously indifferent to certain players.

      • AccringtonSpurs February 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

        looks like we might have missed a trick with Gabbiadini now at saints

    • AccringtonSpurs February 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      +1

      possibly even add Demarai Gray?

      • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

        Nutty says NO!

    • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I’d rather see Walker-Peters get a run out to see what he’s like at this level before moving for Sessegnon. He can play both right and left sides and is very good at getting forward.

      Likewise Edwards. If he’s as good as everyone hopes he is the likes of Isco and Tielemans won’t be needed.

      • AccringtonSpurs February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        Edwards isn’t even in the same universe as Tielemens and Isco.

        • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm

          We’ll see.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Beeb states:

    “Sutton reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is under investigation by the Football Association for potentially breaching betting rules during Monday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
    The Gambling Commission is also investigating if there was a breach of betting regulations after Shaw ate a pie in the 83rd minute of the game.
    Before Monday’s game, a bookmaker offered odds of 8-1 that Shaw would eat a pie on camera during the match.”

    Gotta larf.

    • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Was it a Pukka Pie ?

    • Ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      You can’t have your pie eat it weight 17 stone and fly across the goal like Lloris and win a bet only Spurstacus can do that

  • spurs108 February 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Filling up wembley was always going to be difficult considering we only have 36000 at WHL and our displays against Monaco and Leverkusen has nothing to do with the Wembley. Playing at wembley was just a coincidence These teams are technically better team than us.

    I expect us to play much better against Ghent because we are a better team…

    • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Er we did fill it…….

    • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Leverkusen can be put down to opening-night nerves, Monaco were simply better than us (they’re top of the French league so they’re clearly no mugs) and we beat Moscow (which we’d have been expected to do anyway).

      But regardless of the above I don’t think a sample size of three games is enough to form a conclusion one way or the other regarding Wembley.

      • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

        Monaco have scored more goals than any other European team this season. Citeh have been preparing their fans for a potential disaster.

      • spurs108 February 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Agree not enough data but your argument also applies to wembley’s supposed negative effect opinion.

        We will have one more data to add this thursday

      • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

        From what I remember at Wembley, Monaco were second best to us for a good chunk of the game but we got mugged by naive mistakes/lapses in concentration.

        • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

          They are razor sharp on the counter. That’s how they play.

          • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

            Yep, but we could have easily scored before they did through Son and changed the trajectory. It was fine margins, is my point. Credit to them for having done what they do very well that night, though. The annoying thing was that we didn’t learn our lesson for the return.

            • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

              As normal with Spurs defeats, we had chances which as you say, turn matches.

              • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

                Absolutely right, its so often our downfall. Fail to take chances and then get turned over. Very few teams turn up and properly beat us from the off.

        • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

          I would also like to add that we weren’t playing particularly well in the first part of the season, we may have been keeping up in the PL, but our football was not of the standard we have seen both last season and since the game against CSKA this season.

        • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

          …also Monaco was our opening game (not Leverkusen) so my “opening-night nerves” comment was rubbish as well…

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

            No problem Taff, we always take that into account.

            • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

              Very sensible.

          • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

            CSKA were the top seeded team in our group and Monaco were bottom. The seeding was total pants.

      • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        Spot on 3 games is nowhere near enough. Levy wants Poch to pick teams to win games in our next few Wembley games in order to get a better understanding of quite how bad his fucking stupid idea actually is.

        • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

          Didn’t the Arsenal experience provide the hint? Just two wins from six matches for a team with the likes of Bergkamp.

  • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I really can’t believe Levy will impose the nightmare that would be MK Dons (travel wise) as I for one would likely not bother with that journey.
    I agree that Wembley will be a serious struggle with us finishing 6/7th but what else are our options?
    And I for one would look 👀 forward to sitting with my Nutty Real Fan mates for a season with our season tickets!
    COYS ⚽️

    • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      So a season ticket lasts for an entire season, well I never, you learn sumfink new everyday.. : )

      • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        All right Cas you can sit with us for a whole season too 😉

        • 61SpursNut🌰 February 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

          Don’t I get a say in this?

          • Caspurs ♿️ February 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

            No.

  • Danyid February 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Afternoon H, I was at the lane the other day and was impressed at the speed of the new build. Levy has them working all hours. I have been told that the reason we haven’t agreed to Wembley yet is because Levy thinks the stadium could be ready for next year, with the sort of deal Liverpool had playing their first 5 games away. Obviously it seems far fetched. Gladys heard anything?

    • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Heard nothing to suggest it will be ready, but they are working around the clock. I think the real issue is the money. Will a stadium sponsor come in 100% with bits missing?

      • Gloster1861 February 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

        Can’t it be like the old warship scenario. The vessel gets launched out of dock but isn’t officially completed and fully fitted out for months if not years. It’s afloat and functioning but not the full Monty.

        • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

          The official opening will be televised Worldwide, everything will be nailed down, Spurs will be out to make a statement !

  • McG ⚽⚽ February 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Does our new pitch have to be the same size as Wembley’s?

  • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Those Gent ticket prices in full…

    Level 1 (Lower Tier) Behind the Goals: £10.00
    Level 1 (Lower Tier) Side Lines: £15.00
    Level 2 (Club Wembley) Behind the Goals: £20.00
    Level 2 (Club Wembley) Side Lines: £25.00
    NB. Any seats that are sold in Blocks 101, 102, 141 and 142 will be sold at Level 2 (Club Wembley) prices
    Concession Prices for Under 18s and Over 65s will be £5.00 in all areas through all sales phases.

    • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      You literally couldnt pay me enough money to go back. Soulless arcade of shame.

      • Citizen Smozz February 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        Shame on you Wad, supporting the team is what it’s all about 👍⚽️

        • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm

          YES! that is right – AT WHITE HART LANE! SHAME IS ON LEVY NOT ME!

          • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

            if we got to a final i would fight you for a ticket but that is something else. There is atmosphere at a final!

      • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        It’s something you suffer in order to win a cup. Nobody in their right mind would trek over to it on a regular basis.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 February 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

          Wibble.

    • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Well done Mr Levy, bringing affordable football to the man in the street.

      • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

        And thanks to Haringey selling land with council houses on to private developers, there are more men on the streets that ever before!

        • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

          EXCELLENT

  • UnkleTaff February 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    AntSpurs
    Avacados would struggle to pass the custard test.

    You reckon?

    http://minimalistbaker.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-avocado-pudding/

    • A waddle and a fork February 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      If you want something decent – blend avocado, banana, cocoa powder and mejoul dates with a bit of milk, soy milk, rice milk etc. Delicious and healthy. Chuck in some cashews too. No sugar!

      • caveman February 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        One banana = 22 spoons of sugar. No Sugar—erm

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Tips for the players Number 1

    Lloris stop thinking you are part of Circe de Soleil

    More in three weeks

    • Spursy February 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      😂

  • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    There is nothing to support the above scenario, as Donald Duck would say, “It’s fake news,” Brent Council have the application for 31 extra full Capacity events to accomodate Spurs Home games at Wembley commencing in August 2017 and running through until May 2018, don’t believe all you read Mr Duck !!!

    • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Are you suggesting that an application to a council by a third party legally binds us to play at a venue, really?

      • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        The very first meeting/consultation on the matter of 31 extra full capacity dates to accomodate Spurs home games takes place this afternoon, giving the Brent Locals their chance to oppose the likely decision, pop along, you might glean some actual ITK, and take your imaginary friend.

        • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

          Sorry, i meant get Gladys out of Daniels Stationary Cupboard, she might be somewhat deflated at the moment !

        • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

          I would ask you if you had bothered reading what I published, but that isn’t the problem. The problem is that your brain doesn’t work properly.

          We have not DECIDED one specific option at this stage. So any Wembley activity will of course be ongoing.

          ITK botherers on all forums get binned, so I’ll presume you were unaware of that before posting your ‘imaginary friend’ line.

          • Razspur February 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

            You ill notice i apologised immediately, certainly did not intend to offend, knowing how sensitive you are ! 😍

  • Horndog 😎 February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Levy has BLFD. Bottom Line Football Disorder.

  • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Wembley was our home once. When we overflowed the 60,000 WHL and its High street we went,albeit after the last game, Wembley where we owned it. We understood that stringing together 2 or 3 passes consecutively did more on the glorious Wembley field than todays sophisticated football such as the big boot and the create whizz that cant get a corner past the corner flag…or maybe the press….you know running for thin air all over the field.

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Is it not possible that Poch could devise a plan for Wembley that would enhance our chances for success. Surely he has more than one idea? No?

      • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm

        oh.

  • Caveman February 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    It’s shit or get off the pot time Mr Levy.

    • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      It’s hilarious that the actually football has banjaxed Levy’s masterplan.

  • BusheySpur February 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Good question about Lamela! Where is he ? What is wrong with him. He is badly missed in tough away games

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      The Butcher of Ghent??????

  • DAVID February 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Wemberley, Wemberley, we’re the famous Tottenham Hotspur and we’re going to Wemberley… well maybe

    • Real Fan? February 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Fancy it on Thursday , Big D? I’ve got a ticket for you if you do.

  • EDspurs February 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Where would we be playing if there was a U turn? Would it be the new WHL, stadium MK??

    • Harry Hotspur February 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Bruce Castle Park, jumpers for goalposts.

      • DAVID February 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        Don’t mention young boys, there will be a knock at your door…

    • Ronwol1960-61 February 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Bruce Forsythe Park Palladium
      High liners,One Liners and Eye Liners

      • DAVID February 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        Good game, good game.

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