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Kane On The Lane

Kane On The Lane

Chelsea may have won the league and be on for the double, but we can take pride in how we didn’t.

Our players were all bred locally, all under 23, and play for Spurs purely for the love of the badge.

Financial Fair Play may well have come in four seasons ago, this CFC side may well be packed with players bought since then, and boosted financially by some eye-wateringly clever player trading, but we noble Spurs fans know the truth!

Victories such as this are hollow and meaningless. What are Chelsea building? Do they have a Cheese Room on the horizon? I think not.

I for one pity the fool that has to tell the char lady at The Bridge there’s another trophy to dust!

We should remember Bill Nick’s wise words and snigger at the likes of Chelsea. Whilst they have the glory, we will bask in the echo of glory, and without having to buy decent players and waste fortunes on market rate wages.

“It’s great to have been a part of the history here and I’ve had some special moments at this stadium, even though I’ve only been playing in it for a few years,” said Harry, who is on 27 goals for the season.

“Those goals in my first game against Arsenal really mean something to me.

“Sunday will be a sad occasion I’m sure, the end of an era. But at the same time, we are now going into an amazing stadium and hopefully the new one will bring even bigger and better memories.

“I’m proud to put my mark on the Lane, now I’m hoping I’ll make an even bigger impact at the new place.

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

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    1 point from the last 9? Easy.

  • Limerick AL May 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Eurovision is on tonight, lets hope the boys heads are not turned by the glamour and bright lights like Hoddle and Wobble were.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    No fakin gas, which means no hot water (barfs), no hob (descent fud). I’m thinking I may take a barf in the dishwasher…

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Little tip I found useful Cas, watch those whirling spray arms on the gentleman vegetables.

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      It’s tough being Kentish.

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Why don’t you boil up some water for your bath in the microwave, and sous vide your dinner in your bath water?

  • jfdit May 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    well season nearly done, a point will probably get us 2nd which in reality is amazing despite the fact our transfer business before the season was scouted by Stevie Wonder, I fear this is the best we’ll do for a few seasons until we’re settled in the NWHL

    Chelsea recruited 3 key 1st team players who have all made massive contributions – Alonso, Sideshow Bob & Kante, they added these to a squad that won the league 2 seasons ago

    We signed 1 who has improved the team – Victor, the rest have done jack shit

    any post mortems into what might have been maybe want to ask questions of the bods who signed our non performing duds

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Am I right in thinking you know someone working on the new stadium?

      • jfdit May 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        yes have a mate who’s a partner at Arcadis who are the QS’s on the project

  • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    moving forward I could forgive Levy everything as long as he installs a Pie Mash shop to balance out the installing of a cheese room

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Centralists:

      Cheesy Pie with Mash and 2 veg

  • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    🏌️Have a pleasant day chaps, off to the golf course. ⛳️🏌️

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Oh, hard cheddar.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

          Roque fire

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

            Roque fore

            • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

              Rocky IV

  • Matt May 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’ve just read chas and dave are on at half time tomorrow. Now that’s a proper send off. If they do “snooker loopy” I won’t be arm to hold back the emotion.

  • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Did anyone see John Terry getting finger-banged by Costa in the celebrations last night? Thought it might be of interest to some here.

    • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      costa may be a sodomite

  • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Chelsea have spent £300m on player acquisition over three years compared to spurs £144m.

    http://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/spurs-put-arsenal-chelsea-manchester-13030314

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      I like the American system when it comes to even-ing things up with the worst team getting the best picks of players

      • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        And no relegation.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm

          And no defeats. Only wins or no-wins.

          • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

            They don’t do things by half, they do it by quarters.

            • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

              Hey. ‘T’ T’ ‘T’ Timeout!

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

                C-C-C-C-Cheerleaders please but not Spurstacuses mob…

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

              Not ‘alf

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Which only goes to underline how poorly run we are. Or did Daniel give all he TV money to the Red Cross?

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Levy is in control of all ads on this site..NOBODY MOVE!!!!

    • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Don’t givem your name Pike!

  • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    So conte sacked next season if last two prem winning managers anything to go by. Pochy dodged a bullet if you ask me.

    • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Or…. Conte the class act wins the PL again next season after adding 2 or 3 quality additions to an already strong squad.

      • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

        Or he will recall a couple of his loanees, there’s enough of them around the country.

        • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm

          Around the world…

  • caveman May 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This ‘Advertisement’ coming up is making the blog just too difficult to negotiate, Is anyone else experiencing it?

    • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      No mate not on IPad.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      From time to time. It can be a bit irritating.

      • caveman May 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        It’s permanent and fucking annoying to have to ‘Tap’ to get rid of it, when it comes straight back. Makes the experience impossible.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          Is it a William Hill ad? That’s what I had, and it phuked the blog up.

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Alas I have no control over individual campaigns.

      In an upbeat note, the blog is being hosted in a different manner in the next few days and timeouts etc should be a thing of the past.

      That advert will be contributing to the expense.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Is it Tapatalk?

      • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Sounds like jam tomorrow to me.

        • caveman May 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          Seems like HITC to me!

      • Matt May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        Good to see the blog relocating to a new home and taking advantage of commercial opportunities. Dan would approve.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

          Dont get too excited Harrys plan takes 5 years!

          • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

            And, as always, he has to be sensible.

            • Matt May 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm

              True. But I am hoping for a virtual cheese room. Anything less is a sell out.

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          And without making the blog successful first!!! He’d love it 🤣

          • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

            You are far too modest old chap.

          • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 3:29 pm

            11 fakin years, and this blog still hasn’t won any bloody silverware!

            • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

              The fans are still revolting!

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      I can’t refresh this site or post using my WiFi, have to use 4g. However new posts from everybody is picked up by WiFi, go figure :). Accessing other websites using WiFi is ok.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        Please never use ‘go figure’ again.

        • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          Sorry spurts, couldn’t resist it 🙂

          • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

            You do the math.

            • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

              At the end of the day and at this moment in time, it is as it is, with all due respect, just saying, YOLO.

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

            Yeah, I know. My bad.

            • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

              Go Hotspurs!

              • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm

                Awesome!

                • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

                  For real, bro’! Let’s wrap up!

    • Aussie in Switzerland May 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Yes…..fucking iPhones

  • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Batshuayi wins the league for the Chavs then. “I’m so glad we didn’t buy him…” those in the know told us recently. Yes, I’m so glad we bought Janssen instead.

    • Matt May 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      I think it was the 36 games before that won it in which he did precisely nothing.

      • Camus May 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Did he play much then? Looks like he got the grand total of 127mins in the PL.

        • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

          Coz he’s over-rated

          • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

            and over-valued

  • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Great goal Okazaki.

  • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Tomorrow, here in the states, is known as Mothers Day. For the first time in my life I don’t have my Mom to celebrate with. Weird.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      She’s still with you bud. As long as her memory live on, she lives on. 👍

      • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        Oh yea, just a bit strange.

        • DAVID May 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

          Tough for you and your family HD, hopefully you’ll all help each other through it.
          We have Mothers day here and it’s an awful day for my kids now.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

          Cas is right she is still there.You know everything she is going to say HD!

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Sorry, Horny.

      • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm

        Thanks fellas, appreciate it. We are all fine and well. Cheers.

        • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

          Good to hear. Take care of yourselves.

        • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm

          Thoughts with you Hornster.

  • Frontwheel 2 May 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Well personally I’m glad our club ain’t run by money stolen from a nation and our club bought only to raise the thief’s profile so The dictator of that country can’t knock the thief off and steal back the money for himself.
    Imo we are doing things right,we’re winning better as the great man Clough might have said.

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      The FFP came in 4 seasons ago, so presumably you have detailed information about how Chelsea are breaching them. Except you don’t. You’re just bawling about ‘dirty’ money because you can’t cope with the truth.

      CFC also earn very good money buying and selling players.

      If we’re doing things right, where are the trophies?

      Clough spent money and he always looked to the chairmen for it, so you can add that to your list of embarrassing inaccuracies.

      • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        In The Dammed United he didn’t look to the chairman. He went and signed who he wanted and the chairman found out when the new player turned up for training. Those were the days…

      • Frontwheel 2 May 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

        Yes Harry,oh wise one.

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm

          So tell me where I’m wrong then!

          • Frontwheel 2 May 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

            As you would say,Read THE FUCKING THING,Its my Personal feeling that I prefer our club run the way it is than having dirty money,simple as that,no facts,no agenda,no hatred just the way I feel,As for not being able to cope with the truth,grow up you silly cunt.

            • jfdit May 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

              so the fact Joe Lewis made most of his money on black monday with that other cunt Soros is worse than abramobitch’s larceny from other crooked russian billionaires?

              Criticise the russian by all means but he’s put £1b into them our owners have put in about £65m, some differential in commitment there

              I despair with this lefty right-on ness that is in society nowadays, Joe Lewis or the plethora of cunts who own the other PL clubs aren’t angels, they’ve all got their money by various means mostly dishonest

              the rich in the main get rich because they’re a lot smarter than poor people, that said money makes money, if you haven’t got it you are in reality never going to have any unless you have the brains to invent/develop something that millions of people want to buy/use

              • Frontwheel 2 May 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

                zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • jfdit May 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

        The FFP is a load of bollox, just stops any new owner competing with the big money clubs who have already had the investment

        the only way we could circumvent it in the future was if the new owners cleared our stadium/training ground debts and allowed all the income to be spent on squad improvements, under ENIC we’ll be paying their interest for the foreseeable

  • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I want us to win something. Simples. A Harry clone in that regard. It appears that concept will continue to be a figment of my imagination, for next season, unless we can figure out Wembley. A downer year, with our current wage structure limitations, could raise havoc amongst our player kumbaya. Challenging times ahead, lads, might not matter how fortunate we got with the Poch factor.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Oh Horny, Kumbaya.

      • Horndog 😎 May 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        It’s a feel good factor kind of day, Spurts.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

          Amen.

  • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I’d try and get that mad fecker Manzucic (Juve player). I’d sit him on the bench for an hour so that hed get so fired up, it’d be like lighting a romantic candle when he came on. He’d make Costa look like Julian Clary, not that there’s…..

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Romantic = roman 😂

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      A scented, romantic cardle?

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm

        Gah.

        • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

          Hur hur hur. You both did a typo. S’funny.🙈🙉🙊

  • UnkleTaff May 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    If City fail to beat Leicester today we finish second regardless.

    Just sayin’.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    We may not have won the league this year, yes that lot have but, we have played far more games (Europe), had less time to prepare for our league games than them, less time to recuperate, and suffered far more injuries to key players.
    This is not a negative view, in fact quite the opposite. We have shown we can still compete when missing key players, been competitive whilst also playing in Europe, and have shown imo that we are the real deal.
    All I ask is that we (Levy & co) recognise this and invest in the team the right way, it doesn’t need much, just players who will actually contribute to the first team, please, less N’jie’s and more Dele Alli’s.

    • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Yes!

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Yarp.

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Pleat scouted Dele Alli, but to be blunt, my dead grandmothers wouldn’t have failed to spot him.

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    This business by the way of Poch using bench players 5 minutes before the end is ridiculous,
    If they are not ready to play 30 minutes then they are not good enough but give them a chance

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    To strengthen do we need another striker. Is Janssen enough? Should we get rid of him?
    Do we need two strikers on the bench?

    • UnkleTaff May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Janssen might well be good enough but the problem he (and anyone else who comes in has) is that they’re not going to get a chance to prove themselves whilst Kane is fit.

      Yes I know Janssen had an opportunity early on when Kane got injured and failed to take it, but his performances towards the end of the season gave me (and many others I’m sure) a lot more hope that he’s up to the task.

      But I agree with you that going out and spending upwards of £30m for a striker just to sit on the bench is plain daft.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        Loan him to Ajax!

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        One thing Poch needs to do is to give them a bit more time in the weaker games. Janssen might well be good. He does some things really well like pass,hold the ball up what he does get control of it etc but is not as pliable as the position needs for us.He seems like an old fashioned striker. He maybe fast in a 200 mt sprint but he isn’t quick and doesn’t have enough first touch capability but he could get better

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        This is the problem every side but CheIsea and City have: quality players won’t sit on the bench … unless they are heavily compensated and / or know there’s a very real chance of silverware. Second string players are just that.

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Yes, we need 2 strikers other than Kane. Strikers, centre forwards.

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Take the West Ham result. Was that Levys fault???? and Beating Arse was that just Pochs success?

    • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      separate arguments.

      I’m talking about the need to strengthen the bench and make some decent signings to give us an even better chance of success.

      West Ham played very well and that’s why we lost.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Want to sell Janssen?

        • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

          Some strikers just can’t adapt no matter how much time you give them. Is it worth the wait to see whether Janssen will come good or flop like Soldado did? I haven’t seen enough from him to convince me that this club, now acting like a ‘big club,’ should retain him.

          • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

            I would probably sell him and try someone else. I wouldn’t buy another striker before selling him though

            • Matt May 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

              I’d keep him, thought he looked like he was picking up the pace of EPL towards the end. Lots of games next year he can play.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        Stoke played well against us too

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        All 8 draws were separate arguments not Levy

    • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Points make prizes Ron. If we’d had better quality off the bench rather than buying misfits which are willing to take lower wages it could have made all the difference.

      Apart from Wanyama the summer window was a complete mess, Mitchell handed in his notice shortly before. Go figure…

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        Please don’t say “Go figure” EVER again.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm

        The bench wasn’t the problem as much as certain quality players going AWOL at times

        • DAVID May 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

          Yep, didn’t turn up for the games away to Liverpool and West ham, poor at ManU, whether you blame the players the manager or both is up to you. Generally, our away performances and results have been ordinary, believe Chelsea have won almost twice as many away games as us.

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Accrington We didn’t lose the league. We came 2nd. Chelsea won the league with their wins not our losses

    • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      I’m saying 8 draws cost us early in the season. Chelsea drew 3 games. For me, that’s where we failed to catch up and potentially win the thing.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        This is always the case in every championship

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Agree Ron, no point in what ifs. Chelsea won because they had better results, the table don’t lie.

      • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        it’s about strengthening the team. not about what ifs!

    • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I think that we can still be caught by Man City if don’t win any more games. I live in hopes that you are correct. Runners up will great, with better to come in future seasons.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        We need 1 point.

        • UnkleTaff May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

          Same as last year, then…

        • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

          Cheers for that, I hope for 3 wins.

    • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Don’t forget our European performance. We need a credible squad that can compete on at least 3 fronts.

      We’re arriving into the ‘big club’ arena. need to act like it.

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Watched the first episode of an excellent 6 part series called Guerilla by John Ridley who did American crime. If you like quality acting and a gritty story take a look.Idris Alba is in this new one

    • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      I couldn`t get on with it for some reason. Not sure why.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        Idris Elba. Very overrated. Very.

        • UnkleTaff May 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

          I was just about to make much the same comment. He redefines the word “ham”.

          • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

            That’s part of his personality. I thought he was brilliant in Luther. It was a perfect role for him. But he does take on other roles too. This show is more that Idris Alba. Its finely acted in general as was his last show,American Crime where the acting by the whole ensemble was about as good as it gets on TV

            • Frontwheel 2 May 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm

              The only bad thing about Idris is he’s a gooner,But I forgive him.Cheers Ron that’s on my to watch list.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        With me its starts with good acting and when I see that I’m ready to watch something. I really enjoyed this.
        His other show,American Crime I thought was great too but his work is not for everyone.

        • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

          The foxy lady helped. Gorgeous.

          • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

            Its worth watching just for her.Really something.

            • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm

              That “foxy lady” was infact Fanny..

              • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

                Shocking thing to say abuot a young actress.

  • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    On (Ron’s?) question from the last blog. I’d rather Chelsea won the double than see Arse lift another fa cup. If nothing else it proves that investing in individual brilliance will win you things.

    • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Id also prefer the Arse to get beaten

      United,City,Liverpool and others all spent lots of dough and what guarantee was that?????

      • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Ron, Burnley haven’t spent big either… are you suggesting we should aim for their success level?

        • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          Im suggesting that without spending a fortune we have done relatively well. Poch definitely helped the players get better but we have some excellent players. It wasn’t always to do with names.They would have to fit the Poch mold and we workaholics,play up and down and not stop. Buying talent wasn’t the only thing.
          We were 2nd… what was Burnley again?

          • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

            There are far more teams who can’t afford to spend big than can afford to spend big. Look where they are relative to their spending in the table. On the whole, the big spenders are all top 6 and fighting for CL. The others have varying levels of success accordingly.

            We are where we are because of Poch. Imagine pairing poch with some world-class talent…

            • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

              Its bullshit to suggest that Levy had no part in and success (not pots). FFS HE BROUGHT IN POCH!

              • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

                that’s a separate argument!

                • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm

                  Accrington its not an argument if you agreed with what I said

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

          We have matched Burnley.

          They didn’t win anything either.

          • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

            Yes I know Harry that’s the way you look at it

            • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

              I only used evidence based facts Ron. It may be my opinion, but it’s not fantasy. It’s fact.

  • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Davy Klaassen should be a decent signing. Hope it happens. Suited to no.10 in the 4231 rather than 3421, mind – not sure how effective he’d be in a 3421.

    Look forward to some decent signings this summer. We’ve had years of mixed shite.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      If he’s a no.10, why do we need him?

      • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        he creates

        • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

          We have enough of these type of players.

          • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

            it’s about the bench, big guy.

            WHAT is on the bench, exactly? (when compared to say… oh I don’t know… Chelsea?)

            • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

              Perhaps we could look at other positions first, maybe a winger and a proper striker to compete with Kane.
              That’s all I’m saying.

              • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

                those positions need addressing, it’s true.

                I feel, we lost this league because of our 8 draws earlier in the season, when key players were out for extended periods, and no game changers, no sparks of brilliance to call upon.

                and Europe… well that should be indication enough that we need some brilliance in this squad as the icing to our delicious cake.

  • AccringtonSpurs May 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Just a quick note to say the HARRY WINKS is a FUCKING GENIUS of a player. Can’t wait till he’s back.

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Have a great time tomorrow if you are attending. I understand Uncle Joe will be there and will be showering the crowd with ten pound notes like ticker tape at the final whistle.

  • OfftheShelf May 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

    We are the highest placed team hat is not bankrolled. We are considered to play the best football in the league (Billy Nick would be proud).
    Levy’s stated aim is to turn Tottenham into a major world force in football, his way is to get the infrastructure of the club needed to create the income to fulfill the above, slowly, in my opinion, it is happening, I to wish we had a Qatari sugar daddy that made the sheikh and oligarch look poor and although I have read somewhere that there is Qatari funds involved with the club it is only rumour.
    As for the p-takers ‘you’ve bottled it again’ tell them we were the only club to push Chelsea, where was their club with all the money at their disposal, f***ing nowhere. If they are WHam supporters ask why they are 34 points behind us, only because they ‘bottle it’ almost every game.
    We are building, it’s slow but it’s deliberate and there will be casualties on the way, but we are building slowly.
    COYS.

  • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Levy blamed for Ransomware….

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I blame Levy for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 11:53 am

      That stadium won’t build itself. 😂

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Some people blame Trump / Putin.

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        They are just bringing back the dinosaurs

      • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        It hit Russia so could be from one of the satellite states

  • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Matt
    Don’t disagree Andy about winning being the purpose and it’s what we all want, I just happen to think Levys vision to achieve it sustainably is the right (only) one and includes a 800k stadium. And without it we’d be doomed to mid table forever. It pains me like it does you that we’ve won F all for years.
    Also I cannot imagine life without a cheese room. We all have one at home so we should obviously have one at WHL.

    Blimey, either capacity went up significantly or costs have been driven down dramatically. Either way well played Levy. 😀

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

      My money is on the latter.

    • Matt May 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      What you mean it’s 800m?! Outrageous. Good spot!

  • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Gloster1861
    That Coric article was interesting. Bullet dodged?

    When we were in for pooch I read up on him and the bit I liked the most was that it’s all about the group, will not sign anyone who has character issues and big time Charlie’s are a non starter, Coric is now looking like a non starter 👎

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Coric is a talented young footballer, and if we bought him I wouldn’t be against it. The price would have to be low as he is unproven, and personally I’d loan him out straightaway to a team like Ajax.
      I have no problem with Spurs speculating on young talent, but, unlike N’jie et al, that talent has to be recognised by more than just their mothers.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

    SpurAndy
    Harry’s right it’s about winning. Personally it’s also about the style of play although I’d be prepared to have the pance bored off me just for one season to win something. Thereafter it’s got to be winning with style. One without tother doesn’t do it for me.
    The rest I could’nt really give a damn, regeneration, cheese rooms, nfl, charitable donations etc. Don’t get me wrong I’d hope the club act responsibly but these things aren’t why I became a fan when I was a kid. It was the football and only the football and nothing has changed.

    Two fantastic posts Andy!!!! Right on mate!!!!!

  • Matt May 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Don’t disagree Andy about winning being the purpose and it’s what we all want, I just happen to think Levys vision to achieve it sustainably is the right (only) one and includes a 800k stadium. And without it we’d be doomed to mid table forever. It pains me like it does you that we’ve won F all for years.

    Also I cannot imagine life without a cheese room. We all have one at home so we should obviously have one at WHL.

    • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

      3 sons, 2 teenagers and a 6 year old. Sometimes every room in my gaff is a cheese room.

    • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Your right about the cheese, can’t imagine life without it, especially when accompanied with decent glass of port.

    • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Levy could have done nothing, not upgraded the training ground, new stadium. If we were mid table mediocrity as we were for many years fans would rightly be screaming at Levy to do something. He’s done something whether that’s for good football reasons or just to fill the duffel bags or a mixture of both it’s for everyone to make their own minds up. Once you’ve made your mind up then arguments for or against your viewpoint will be agreed on or ignored. It’s how the human mind works.
      My cheese room is in dire need of renovation, I’m hoping for a new DIY series on TV along the lines of Pimp My Cheese to come on to give me some ideas.

      • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

        MOVE AWAY FROM THE CHEESE WIRE.

      • Caveman May 13, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Ron is happy that Levy has done good things to progress the club. I’m happy with the progress Poch has made and he’s embarrassed Levy with the genuine title rivalry he’s brought to the table. Levy will show this summer just how much of a brake his money making ploy is affecting Poch s plans. In other words, Poch is genuine, Levy’s a fake.

        • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

          Cavey is there anything that you think Levy has done which he should be congratulated on? Appreciate your view point, just a genuine question.

        • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

          You and I Cavey have no idea whats really going on in the Poch-Levy relationship. You are just dreaming but you have no idea.
          The whole deal could very well been agreed on. You are just putting the narrative together the way you see it and not based on anything you know.

          If you are right Poch should be really pissed at Levy and would have shown it.Or be ready to leave soon. But its all hyperbole mate

          • caveman May 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

            Your right Ron, it’s all hyperbole. I just don’t trust that the stadium is costing £800m from £450m and it was dropped in passing by Levy. What’s to trust about that kind of playing with numbers. He’s not to be trusted, because he lies.

            • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

              Hang on, do you…don`t you…can you not….never mind.

              • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

                I’ve forgotten what I woz gonna say now..

                • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

                  I think you were going to suggest loaning me to Ajax.

                  • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

                    Ah yes that’s right, I knew it was something poignant.

                    • DAVID May 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

                      Wouldn’t Daz or Omo be a better fit for FOF ?

            • Ronwol1960-61 May 13, 2017 at 11:57 am

              Why do you think he lies?
              What lies has he told? That he was going to buy a bunch of superstars and he didn’t? What lies?
              He said he’d build the stadium and he did.He said when Poch came it was a 5 year plan and it looks pretty good to me. What has he lied about?
              Over the years I have heard of hundreds of construction costs going up infact Ive NEVER heard of it going down. From what I can see its nearly always over budget.
              So why are you making this up?

            • jfdit May 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

              did you see the minutes from THST meeting last week, Levy admitted the stadium is not costing £800m that’s the cost of the entire scheme, you’re right Levy changes his position depending on who he’s talking to, he’s continually playing games to leverage someone

  • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Harry’s right it’s about winning. Personally it’s also about the style of play although I’d be prepared to have the pance bored off me just for one season to win something. Thereafter it’s got to be winning with style. One without tother doesn’t do it for me.
    The rest I could’nt really give a damn, regeneration, cheese rooms, nfl, charitable donations etc. Don’t get me wrong I’d hope the club act responsibly but these things aren’t why I became a fan when I was a kid. It was the football and only the football and nothing has changed.

    • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Absolutely, mate.

  • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I do hope they ask Martin Chives to open the cheese room.

  • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Only from the tunnel club, but the cheese room is cheaper, are you crackers for it!

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

    On a clear daaaaaay… You can see the cheese roooooom….

  • MM May 13, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Article in today’s Times about history of WHL
    Mentions Fabrice Muamba, boxer Michael Watson being badly injured, scum winning the league there twice, eventually includes some of our greatest players.
    I thought we won some trophies there over the years.
    Why does everyone hate us?

    • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Because they think we think that we`re better than everyone else. It`s nonsense, we know we are.

  • Matt May 13, 2017 at 10:10 am

    It’s one view H but not mine. Read Allan Cloakes farewell to WHL at Tottenham on my mind for another. Yes it’s about winning of course but not solely. Fact is we need a new stadium to compete and that costs. I struggle to see how a 60+k stadium built by THFC with almost no subsidy in the heart of one of the most deprived boroughs in London can be a bad thing. So what if it has a cheese room: that too good for THFC fans? And we will come second with an excellent and improving young team. That’s the bigger picture.

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

      With all due respect, Cloake can shove his bigger picture up his arsehole.

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

    We all know Levy. He isn’t going to change. Why waste tears and anger complaining about that? What we need is the best scouting network to compensate. Mitchell resigned over Batshuayi? How was that scouting, everyone knew about Batshuayi. We needed scouts to fund us more Dele Alli’s. Perhaps if Mitchell had suggested buying Kylian Mbappe a year ago things would be different. He didn’t.

    • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Absolutely right on Mitchell. Also on our need for excellent scouting. We have got Dier and Dele in the last few years and Poch is doing good work with them. If Bonzo is off, we could do with a genuine right wing-back. Another midfielder to replace Sissoko (ok, I was wrong about him coming good for us). If Poch doesn’t rate Wimmer, then another ball-playing LCB as understudy to Verts. As for Janssen, I can see why people want to give him another season but to challenge again next year, I’d like to see a properly physical, tall No. 9 with some height to bully bus-parking lower teams and provide a threat in the air…something different to bring off the bench.

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Again, a weak mid autumn rash of draws did for us. Like the season before, something that needs to be addressed. However, we face two seasons of turmoil moving ground twice, so I am not expecting much, and lord knows what the future holds.

  • richspurs May 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

    We can blame the Levite, and we should. Notwithstanding him: even with our kindergartens, lack of spending or buying crap, wage structure, blah, blah blah; with a bit of luck, some tactical nous here n there, an injury or so less, we coulda, shoulda, won the blerry thingy. Sigh.

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    .44

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

    That Coric article was interesting. Bullet dodged?

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Mind you we got hit by a Magnum .45 with Sissoko. And we were warned.

  • richspurs May 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Guten morgen alle blerrybuggers.
    Cheatski win ze leeg. Gotta luv Pocho’s comment yesterday. Apt and true. Blerry wankers bought matchwinners paid the high transfer fees and the exorbitant wages, n won the league.
    Next season our excuse will be Wembley.

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Cheatski are the worst, their tactics in player trading is appalling. Almost 40 players out on loan denying top young talent to others, it is a blatant exercise in financial muscle.

      • richspurs May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

        Conte is good though. Got his players by the scruff of the neck n kicked their backsides hard enough.
        our main obstacle, self inflicted i believe was our inability to win at the top clubs, especially. The loss at Cheatski especially was a six point swing and we would have been top for a long time and ahead by now..

        • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

          That game was an object lesson in how top class talent can win a game that we had bossed. Money versus pluck. Money will always cone out on top.

    • Aussie in Switzerland May 13, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Grüetzi Vohl

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Spurs can be proud that we beat them once and had two other close games with Cheatski. We have seen progress, shame about Wembley.

    • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:18 am

      I agree but there’s more to it than that Glost.

      Klopp has been saying this week that Liverpool are “close’ to Chelsea” in terms of winning the title and referred to performances against Cheatski and us an example of why. To me the man is in denial, Liverpool raised their game for the matches against the top sides but seemed to lack interest, desire or defensive organisation to get points off everyone else.

      I’m actually beginning to find Klopp slightly irritating, yes I get all the ‘genial German’ stuff and laughing every five minutes but his touchline antics seems like nothing more than ego dressed up as ‘passion’. Pep seem to think all this English stuff is sort of beneath him and they’re both clearly here for the money.

      Also they both come from leagues where if you compete with the other couple of top teams when you play them that you’ll probably have good chance of winning the title as the rest of the league are so much weaker.

      The intensity of English football means you cannot take it easy at any point and you must be able to defend well and defend from the direct attacking play, physicality and bus parking most of the rest of the league do.

      Klopp and Guardiola came with huge reputations but neither have convinced anyone yet.

      Poch has a real understanding of what is required, give him some more funds to pay players and let him improve the team rather than hand him more turds to polish and he can deliver the title in the next few seasons. Either that or lose him…

      • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

        Klopp started irritating me early doors. Beneath the genial exterior lies a self-promoting twat who’s been convinced by his own hype. If they’re so close to Chelsea, why aren’t they second? They’re 17 points behind them, ffs, and they roll over for tougher ‘lower’ opposition. He’s a fraud.

        • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

          I like him.

          • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

            I like you big boy.

            • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

              I seem to remember you not knowing where to look when I wore my white trousers.

              • Freund or Foe May 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

                Please remember there`s a man here too, not just a penis.

                • SpurAndy May 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

                  There’s a man behind my penis. Now there’s a strap line.

                  • Real Fan? May 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

                    A strap-on line, in FoFty’s case. Those pance don’t lie.

                    • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

                      😂

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Monetary progress only.

      The clever thing to do – sorry – the same thing to do would have been to build a winning team at WHL then making upgrade the stadium.

      We’ll spend on a Cheese Room as we know sod all about players… what a club. I’m in awe.

      • caveman May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

        You support it although sometimes, I wonder Harry.

      • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

        This is the thing H, none of this was planned.

        The plan was to build the stadium, for us to be in the Ropey, for a director of football to be spending the paltry football budget and a manager ok with all that coaching the team.

        Levy/ENIC stumbled across Poch (as they do with everything to do with football) and theret rest is history.

        Levy cannot manage expectations right now because Poch and his back room staff have been so bloody good at what they do that expectations have been raised.

        Levy is loving the C.L money, that’s going straight in the duffel bag, in the meantime Wembley is now a bigger problem fora title chasing C.L side than it ever was for a top six type Ropeydopey outfit.

        It’s all gotten bit out of control for Levy but as long as the duffel bag is bulging he’ll keep drinking the chamomile tea and ride it out…

        • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

          This is true. I don’t think ENIC realised they’d found such a good coach in Poch, and like eating a rich meal, they are struggling to digest it. Night sweats.

          • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm

            +1

      • OfftheShelf May 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm

        You cannot afford the players needed to move on without the finances. ENIC will not bankroll us so Levy has to do it in the way he is at the moment. Extra income means the possibility of the better players we need. Maybe 2 at max 3.

  • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Cheatski spend squillions more than us on wages, that’s the key. They are ahead on fees as well but wages is where it’s at.

    Where do Chavcheat players want to go after there if they can? They want to go to China as it’s the only place where they’ll get a significant pay rise, that sort of tells you everything you need to know about how much they pay.

    Let’s look to ENIC and 7x billionaire Uncle Joe and wonder why they won’t just push the boat out a little but lets also remember that Poch and his staff along with this group of players haven’t done badly at all sitting in 6th in the league on wages and transfer spending.

    Perspective over the on pitch achievements is needed, we have expectation managing property people running a football club here.

    They got lucky with Poch and at no point should ENIC or Levy take any credit for that. He was available, he was cheap at the time and he was ready to move to bigger club than Saints. If he hadn’t have done so well we’d have been back to a Baldini/AVB set up with no real footballing direction to speak of.

    Levy saying that what they do must “underpin the football” is the biggest load of codswallop I’ve ever heard. It’s blatant lie for a start…

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

      True dat. Levy has shown he hasn’t a clue about football and is in the hands of chance. But which chairman do? Same at Arsenal and most other clubs.

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

      AVB up until recently had the highest win ratio.

      I’m such a monster – I like winning stuff.

      • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

        And Baldini? A guy who clearly took Daniel to the cleaners. Lord knows how much he profited.

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

          This is nobody’s fault but Levy! He knows naff all about football and refuses to trust managers, so he hires consultants – which of course he ignores when they want too much money ( see Paul Mitchell for further details ).

          • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

            +1

          • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:22 am

            Nailed it, he’s a micro managing maniac who’s ‘managing’ something he know’s fuck all about.

            Would you employ an accountant to wire your house? Why does this man have this job?

            • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

              Self appointed. The question is, does Uncle Joe care? He’s the only one who could shift him.

              • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

                Why would he want to shift him? The property development is all in order, fuck the football…

                • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:43 am

                  So you answered your own question…

                  • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

                    I was hoping someone might guess the correct answer but they didn’t..,

      • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

        Didn’t Timmy have a win ratio to be proud of too?

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

          We’ve kind of covered this.

          Tim’s win ratio was over a much shorter period (so easier to sustain), also it only included Premier League games.

          But thankfully Tim put so much in place during his spell at Spurs, when we do eventually win something, he’s sure to be credited.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Programmes, get yer commem’ra’ive programmes ‘ere.
    Ten pahnd a pop, furty pahnd a pair!
    PROGRAMMES!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Cheer up H, it might never happen.

    • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

      It didn’t…

    • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

      It happened last night.

      On cup final day it Will doubly happen.

  • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Fiff.

  • caveman May 13, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Beating Manure would be sweet. It would cap off a good progressive season.

  • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Worms Cavey, worms.

  • caveman May 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Early bird and all That!,

  • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 9:01 am

      One stupid sod.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Another picture metaphor , this time on our new exciting stadium project….😢

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