Date: 14th November 2017 at 9:08am
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I have made little secret… not scratch that. I have made no secret of my confusion over the acquisition of Fernando Llorente. As a purchase, as a player it made a lot of sense at the time. Which is to say Llorente was theoretically a good buy and one that made sense.

However the 32 year old has made 6 league appearances from the bench and I can barely recall more than one or two instances where he was really involved in play. He’s 6′ 3″ and yet Poch appears unaware that of that fact that it might be a good idea to put a ball on his head.

The Mirror among many reporting that THFC scouts have been extensively watching Watford’s 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison.

The boy is said to have explosive pace and has in just 11 appearances already scored 4 times since his  £11.2million move from Fluminense.

Kane isn’t leaving anytime soon, and Poch appears confused as how to use Fernando.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • Killer Cushion November 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    llorentes actually 6ft 5inch….. hes almost crouchys height… hel play more im sure, busy christmas schedule coming up… hes a very good player llorente. deadly in the air and he can pass and shoot consistantly…. if he could run then he would be deadly

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 15, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Jugs def out for Sarudays match then? It’s the return of the walking wounded, Dele, Verts, Winks, Kane, Dembele, Lloris, jeez! We currently top the physioroom league tables for injured players…

    http://www.physioroom.com/news/english_premier_league/epl_injury_table.php#c19

  • melcyid November 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Kane has been lolling about in the Bahamas at Joes gaff during the interlull sposed to be flying back tonight.

  • Bruxie November 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I’m not kidding.

    I have a ticket for Saturday.

    I’m tingling.

    We are in the supremacy and I feel that honours are awaiting this group of lads who show and receive devotion from Pochettino.

    I have never…even chasing Leicester…felt so good about my team.

    Do ’em.

    And it’s only Wednesday.

  • Freund or Foe November 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Grrrrr.

    • 💋 November 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Hello.

      • Freund or Foe November 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

        Hiya.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      What’s up?

      • Freund or Foe November 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

        Nowt at all meine freund, just fancied a growl.

        • McG ⚽⚽ November 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

          Not a ‘growler’?

          • Freund or Foe November 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

            That never goes away.

  • Horndog November 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Anyone have an update on Hugo? Or is Paulo the man for Saturday?

  • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    ‘Mourinho. He doesn’t give a shit what long-term impact his purchases have on a club’
    and nobody said a word
    Because it’s a ridiculous statement. Fuck the future. He’s a winner. The manager you want to beat ups on is Redknapp. That fuck spends like it’s stolen money and never won anything other than the FA Cup once.
    Jose is a serial winner. He throws coveted medals into the crowd. He’s an animal. A predator. And you’re complaining because he missed the bin with a screwed up serviette?
    I would bin Poch and replace him with Jose tomorrow. Why? Because I have no empathy, no fairytale emotional heartstrings. I want to win. Jose delivers. He fucks prom queens. Roughly. Sometimes 3 at a time.
    Is he a nice person? That’s not the question.

    Jose delivers because he has no spend limit. An amazing manager, tactically speaking probably the best in the world. Could he do what Poch has on the same budget? Does he leave teams healthy in the long term? Does he play miserable football that provides little entertainment for the fans? Meh.

    • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Jose is an assassin. Once you make the decision to employ someone to kill you cannot start moaning about blood on the wallpaper and bullet holes in the ceilings.

      How do Leicester City fans feel having been on a downward spiral ever since they won the league? My best guess is that they still haven’t stopped smiling 😎

      • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

        They achieved the impossible and are probably content with that. Are you equating our ambition with theirs? Would you not rather build a legacy? Ask a United fan to compare Ferguson and Jose. We may not get instant results, we may never get results, but I’d take the dream of utopia over two season Jose.

  • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    A signing like Loriente has to be judged on his contribution over a season or couple of seasons I’m my opinion.

    He’s going to mainly make sub appearances and the odd start when Kane isn’t available or partnering him for a tactical reason (see our excellent draw in Madrid).

    The Madrid away result was a prime example of how he will contribute. His experience and guile was a subtle influence but pivotal in that match.

    We keep going on about the lack of experienced trophy winners in the squad. We go and get one and he gets written off because he’s not banging then in like he did at Swansea last season or because he’s “got nah pace mayte”.

    This is boring, he brings something to the squad we have very. Like I’ve said before show me a current Spurs player with his trophy haul and come back to me on that one.

    Leave Fernando alone…

    • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      *have very little of.

      • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

        At least he has a track record to add to that judgement process. Vinny had none and contributed less in his season with us than Fernando has in about 6 appearances. He’s now in Istanbul…

    • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      At 32 judgement day may be closer to hand than you know, brother.

      • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

        Judgement day was about four years ago, brother. He is what he is, don’t dream of some magical Indian summer.

        • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

          He scored a lot of goals for Swansea last season in the Premier League. Indian summer? Not quite sure he’s even had a ‘winter’ yet.

          His story with Spurs hasn’t exactly been written after few months. He’s the only proven regular trophy winner in our squad. Some of which are polished and unpolished turds anyway.

          Where does this entitlement and damning judgement of a player of his calibre fit suddenly within a Spurs supporter’s frame of reference?

          We don’t pay the going rate to justify such bollocks…

          • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

            Saying he’s seen his best days is not synonymous with he can’t do a job for us. He’s about to be 33, even taff will tell you it’s a fact that he is past his prime. Playing for Juve was his judgement day. At Spurs, he is a better version of signing Saha or Gudjonsen. Better, but not the best.

            • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 9:07 pm

              He’s a bargain bucket signing without doubt. The thing is in Levy’s world us poor beggars can’t be choosers…

          • East Stand November 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

            He’s a winner, the only one we’ve got and he came from Swansea at 32 years old. Welcome to more not paying the going rate!!

        • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm

          Heh he he he he

  • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    In 1960 our reserve players were either mediocre or worse
    We had some average players even in the team.But the better players actually made those players better. This happens.I think Levy and Poch have done fantastic up to now.

  • OrganicPaper November 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Given his wages and the likely fee, im really struggling to imagine what universe we would ever re-sign Bale.
    For him to return in my opinion would only happen as a loan deal for a season. Its not beyond the realms of possibility that we would be able to pay a percentage of his wages + a fixed fee. For this to happen though: 1 – No one else (Man U) makes a full transfer bid. 2 – Bale really, really, really, wants to come back to us, which Im yet to be convinced of.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Probably what Everton fans were saying about Rooney. But you’re probably correct. I’m not saying we will sign him, I’m saying we should.

  • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Nkoudou. Sissoko. Janssen.

    What a window that was.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      And Wanyama. There’s usually one good one per window.

      • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        oh good!

    • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      We are in what the 4th of a 5 year plan and we have 8 or 9 new players.So that average per season is wrong!

  • Camus November 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Bale is broken. That’s my view.
    Looks like I got people talking though….!

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      He is broken, you’re right. It’s the reason we have a hope of signing him!

      • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

        Correct.

        Broken and therefore within our grasp. He’d be a total waste of money.

        The last household name we went after was Zlatan and we didn’t offer enough so he went to MUFC. Levy will never break the bank for a household name. Ever.

        This is 95% opinion and 100% fact just to demonstrate what a heavy tipper I am.

        • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

          ‘Levy will never break the bank for a household name. Ever’

          or

          ‘Levy has never broke the bank for a household name,Ever’

          • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

            Levys thing is to balance the books and come out ahead. now we are just short of one more player,in my opinion a CM (yes we need other more fill in players) We have been growing and leaps and bounds and no reason we could push higher probably by selling one or two players and buying one

          • caveman November 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

            Levy buys from the broken biscuit tin!

            • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

              Its takes creativity to do that and still make a fantastic cake!

              • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm

                Or a bit of luck and an incredible baker at his side…

                • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

                  Or he says we are not ready YET for a world class cake but lets just get better and improve and one day soon before the new bakery shop is built we put on the icing

          • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm

            “Levy will never break the bank for a household name. Ever.” is what I said… but I have no idea what your spinningly mad out of control eyes read…

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

              Things do change Harry

              • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm

                You’ve not met my wife ☺️

  • BARD November 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Go, who’s fit and who’s out for the goons. Physioroom has Winks, Kane, Dele as slight doubts but all 3 should start. They have Vorm as out and Lloris as possible.We need Hugo back for this one badly. Wanyama and Lamela out – no surprise. Lastly Toby won’t be ready. Then there’s Eriksen who’ll be knackered as will Dier. Hmmm…

    • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      IT’S OKAY. WE HAVE SISSOKO.

  • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Bale is the only superstar we are capable of signing. Fact. Poch wants committed players, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want celebrities. Harry Kane is a celebrity. As is Dele Alli. As is Eriksen. As is Lloris.
    If you play for Real Madrid, it means you’re commited. It means you’ve trained alongside the very best.
    Ronaldo is a twat, he is a celebrity, and he is the most committed player in the world.
    If it is financially viable there is no way Poch says no. Ok, he’ll only be around for 50% of our games. That makes our current squad, already title challengers, an even better team for 50% of the time.
    Who says he’d cost 85 mil, apart from the tabloids? Bayern Munich have the option to sign James Rodriguez for €35m.
    I’d take Bale for 50 over Barkley for 20 every single day of the week, and you’d have to be insane to disagree.
    Maybe his wages could be dependent on appearances/fitness?

    • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      If Bale could play as a CM,using he head more and his talent and making those runs occasionally taking a man on and opening space then absolutely we should buy him. It would make us powerful. But it wont happen unless he really wanted to come to Spurs.

    • caveman November 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      I’m insane because I disagree. Bale would get fit enough to fit in Poch’s plans. You get fit in Poch’s squad or you don’t fit in, no exceptions. Fact.

      • caveman November 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        would = wouldn’t

      • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        He is super fit and super prone to injury. Which of your loved ones is Barkley holding you hostage? I’d appreciate a single link you could provide of him looking world class. I can give you plenty of Bale. Whilst it is important to buy young and raw, we will never evolve into what we should be without occasionally signing someone ready made. Simple as.

        • caveman November 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Just my opinion. Don’t do links!

    • UnkleTaff November 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Bale is the only superstar we are capable of signing. Opinion.

      • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        Ok, be objective. Which ready made, internationally acclaimed superstar would we be capable of signing, bar Bale?
        And which one would consider choosing us over the bigger, richer teams?
        Bale is damaged goods, and revered by the Spurs fans. Hence, the only superstar we are capable of signing.

        • UnkleTaff November 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

          Don’t know. Don’t care. And I’m really not interested in having a conversation with someone who presents his opinions as facts.

          • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            Deflection much? I’ve defended my view. Whatever floats your boat.

          • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

            Taff lets get it on mate. 99% of what we hear on here is opinions.
            There is only one fact and thats the goal tally

          • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:51 pm

            Its all hyperthetical when it comes to signing someone. There are 12 questionable questions that we dont have about any of these situations but everyone has an opinion,not a fact

          • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

            If your entire argument is based on semantics then it’s a poor argument. I’m terribly sorry for calling my opinion a fact. Turns out I’m just a fan with views, and not the chairman or owner. You don’t want to have a conversation because you can’t argue with what I said.

          • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

            Taff bring it on man

            how about this one..

            ‘Mourinho. He doesn’t give a shit what long-term impact his purchases have on a club’

            and nobody said a word

            • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

              He didn’t say fact after all of that. Just because he presented it as one (and admittedly has precedent to back him up), the correct phraseology puts him in the clear.

              • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm

                Yiddo we all have opinions here. I get on with Taff he is ok.Im just stating a point that we all have opinion here 99% of the time based on what we think. How many posts are he that say this a fact or not.

                • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

                  Nothing against Taff! I take issue with his argument or lack thereof, that’s all…

                • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm

                  That’s not a fact, Ron. It’s Opinionglish.

              • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

                Taff said it was a fact that Berahino was signing. I bet he’s glad he only got wine gum jokes afterwards, and didn’t have to listen to people banging on about facts or opinion validating his prediction.

            • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

              ‘Mourinho. He doesn’t give a shit what long-term impact his purchases have on a club’

              and nobody said a word

              Because it’s a ridiculous statement. Fuck the future. He’s a winner. The manager you want to beat ups on is Redknapp. That fuck spends like it’s stolen money and never won anything other than the FA Cup once.

              Jose is a serial winner. He throws coveted medals into the crowd. He’s an animal. A predator. And you’re complaining because he missed the bin with a screwed up serviette?

              I would bin Poch and replace him with Jose tomorrow. Why? Because I have no empathy, no fairytale emotional heartstrings. I want to win. Jose delivers. He fucks prom queens. Roughly. Sometimes 3 at a time.

              Is he a nice person? That’s not the question.

    • melcyid November 15, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      that was Lennonish

  • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Bales ability to take on a man and beat him with skill and speed will open up defences thats for sure.Its an area we lack in.Not too many of our players can do that.
    Is it possible that Bale could play CM?

    • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      He certainly can pass,he has presence,he can tackle,he is getting older.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Why would you fit a square peg in a round hole if there is a round hole available. There are other options for CM who actually play as central midfielders.

      • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

        So you want to buy Bale and another top notch player.Look its possible.Maybe selling Rose and Dele would do it.

        • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

          Bale = 50ish.
          Kovacic= 30ish.
          80ish all together. You know what, screw it, call it 120.

          Sissoko=30.
          Llorente=12.
          Janssen =19.
          Nkoudou=14.
          Njie=14.
          Lamela=30.
          119.

          Of course we could afford it, Levy just doesn’t splash it like he could. I’d rather two world class players and zero shit ones.

  • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    UnkleTaff
    If Bale becomes available Utd will buy him.

    I don’t buy for one minute that we’ll buy Bale back – BUT, Levy will make sure it looks as though we sure as hell tried.

    If I were him, I’d go to PSG.

    • caveman November 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Poch wouldn’t want him. There’s no place for celebs at Spurs.

      • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

        He’d have to cut his hair/have a shave aswell

        • caveman November 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

          and get his teeth whitened.

    • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Why would Levy do that?
      Then everyone would be more pissed off at him
      We havent heard anything from Bale himself but with many teams probably in for him,his view will be the most important.I cant see Levy making a big unless Bales wanted to come to us because with that Levy would have some leverage

      • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        ronwol196061
        Why would Levy do that?

        He has form for doing that.

        • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

          Yes but I think that phase is over.He doesnt need to do that anymore. Now we are winners,he has to show the fans and our other players that he is powerful and not a nearly did in chairman.Its a new phase,really

          • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

            To an extent that is true. However, until we buy strikers/attackers of intent rather than Llorente/Janssen/Nkoudou/Clinton/Sissoko etc. I shall remain cynical. Not even sceptical. Cynical!

            • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

              I think that was the plan but the key buy this season was Sanchez.It was on the back of the Walker sale but it showed intent to improve the team. Similarly I see us selling Rose to finance a new CM.Its clever business. But its not pretend business anymore.
              Llorente wasnt a bad buy. It was a small gamble thats all when we have other players that can fill in for Kane etc. We need much more creativity without losing any power at the CM position much more than bench players at the moment

              • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

                +1

              • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

                I don’t know about that. Yes the back half of the team is decent and we’ve spent wisely there… Aurier, we’ll see. It’s the attack that needs a boost. Flair players. Not junk. We see it season after season. Llorente is not a back up for Kane – he’s a different option for the dying minutes. We STILL don’t have a back up for Kane. Getting Sonny to fill in for him is a bit like asking an electrician to do a plumbers job. He’s being rebadged.

                Dele is the closest we have to a back up for Kane, but Dele’s shooting is a bit erratic.

                • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

                  IM not so worried about it. We have shown that having a classic striker doesnt work for us. Kane is very mobile in that way he is almost a 10 rather than a 9 but he scores like a 9.He just doesnt wait for the ball.
                  When we are fluid we do well,when we play packed defence and we have a slower build up the striker doesnt see the light of day. This position is less important than creating from midfield

                  • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

                    Dynamic technical wingers would improve our wing play. Martial / Zaha. Guys that can run at a defenders and put a ball in properly. And Yes, a creative CM. Not sure whether that’s Barkley or not. A backup striker – Josh King. Improve the attacking and creative options.

                    • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

                      Yes it all is good and can be improved but they key position right now is CM
                      We also have to wait re Lamela in the sense of either using him or selling him.It cant go on indefinately.

                • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

                  everybody is going on about Eriksen but even in the Denmark game he showed what a fantastic scorer he is. He didnt make any goals (he was involved in build up play i know) but he is sensational scorer in the fluidity of Greaves,really. So we are not short of scorers. We need to get a great CM in

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Yeah, much better to compete with Cavani, Mbappe, Neymar, Draxler, Di Maria, Lucas Moura.
      He has much more competition from our squad.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

      I’d love him at Spurs

      • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 11:49 am

        Him or Goretzka but it seems the world is after Goretzka.
        We are building the best stadium in the world,we need a fitting CM

  • Aussie in Switzerland November 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Woohoo….Australia qualifies for Russia….now to hope we draw England, since we are shocking and I know England needs some help

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

      To be fair even England would want to draw England

      • Aussie in Switzerland November 15, 2017 at 11:44 am

        If we score a goal against anyone I will be surprised…..so we all in the shit bucket together…..

  • MiT November 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Llorente is no different from the vast of players Spurs sign. Both the squad and the player take time to figure out how he best fits in. Hard worker, and conscientious man. He and the lads will figure it all out in due time.
    Cheers, and COYS.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Lucky he’s only turning 33 in February. He has time on his side, give him a couple seasons…

      • MiT November 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

        Weeks, not years.

        From an eternal optimist, of course.

        I refuse to turn my back on a fella of his integrity.

  • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I was having a perfect thursday until I realised it was wednesday. The premier league could not return sooner.

  • Camus November 15, 2017 at 9:08 am

    What a worldie hat-trick from the Great Dane, eh?
    Absolutely top drawer.

    In other news, someone on Twitter posted last night that they’d wet their pance in delight if we signed Bale back. I too would love to have another expensive bench-warmer who’s never fit about the place. You can never have too many Lamelas…

    There are some strange folk about.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Injury prone or not, you’ve got to admit that it would be nice, in theory, to have Bale back. It would be a sign of intent, one that tells any potential wantaway player to stick around. One that tells the world that we are big boys now. One that would elevate our squad and provide the magic we are sometimes missing. Not saying we should sign him, not saying he’d be worth the money or the wages, not saying it’s entirely logical, but it would be cool. Cooler than you care to admit.

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

      You can’t tell me that you’d rather have Ross Barkley. Bale is not the best player in the world, but name a better player that we are actually capable of signing.

      • McG ⚽⚽ November 15, 2017 at 10:17 am

        Isco.

        • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

          Isco plays first team football for his dream team, has made clear he isn’t interested in leaving, has made clear he isn’t interested in leaving for Spurs, is loved by their fans, would be double the price and double the wages. You’re so 2016!

          • MiT November 15, 2017 at 10:34 am

            Bale’s wage demands are still out of reach for any squad remotely interested in balance. You prefer the theoretical approach. Even theoretical maffs must be balanced on both sides of the equation. Isco is closer to a reality than Bale. Neither is happening. Spurs like to develop the fit rather than to plug n play. Alderweireld and Sanchez aside, of course. Thank goodness for them.

            • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:39 am

              Continuing along the lines of my near utopian theoretical universe, consider the new stadium and the need for Levy to make Spurs look attractive. The potential for Nike to poach him from Adidas. The need to keep the players we have happy. The return of the prodigal son. I don’t think it will happen, but I do think it makes sense. Theoretically!

              • McG⚽⚽ November 15, 2017 at 11:29 am

                I was only messing with the Isco comment 😉 In all seriousness, who’d pay more than say 40/50mil tops for Bale? I wouldn’t wanna go above 40 given he’ll only play 50% of matches!

                • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

                  I dont know why Bale would want to come to us. We play a gruelling system physical wise. Its not going to happen. We need a CM more than anything

                • UnkleTaff November 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

                  Mourinho. He doesn’t give a shit what long-term impact his purchases have on a club.

                  If Bale becomes available Utd will buy him.

              • ronwol196061 November 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

                The stadium thing is the one crack we have at buying that marquee player we need.On one hand we are spending a fortune on the stadium and on the other we need a new signing to boost our status for the stadium but beyond that,the right kind of player will make us true contenders and serious contenders. We could buy someone that Pochs believes will put us over the top and raise the bonuses of the other playersfor team performace and results and if it works everyone is happy

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 15, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Eriksen’s every touch from last night… Hope he has a similar game on Sat, apart from the corner taking!

    https://youtu.be/IPYi_sjp5fo?t=322

    • AccringtonSpurs November 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Wish he could replicate that form for us every week.

      His 3rd goal is a cracker

    • Yiddo November 15, 2017 at 10:17 am

      No premier league team would allow him the freedom he was afforded last night. Wonderful to watch, just don’t think he will put three past Arsenal.

  • gloster1861 November 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    OK, is everyone accounted for? We need them all back in one piece and ready for the Big Game. Hunting down and slaying the Woolwich.

  • Harry Hotspur November 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

    The NLD blogging begins in earnest today.

    I hope Ernie is sufficiently lubed.

  • Still Nil Nil November 15, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Spurs currently have LL Orente and LL Oris
    Awaiting the transfer in of LL Cool J

    • A waddle and a fork November 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

      Ladies Love

      • A waddle and a fork November 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

        But ironically LL was gay

        • Still Nil Nil November 15, 2017 at 9:10 am

          Laddies Love?

        • Still Nil Nil November 15, 2017 at 9:13 am

          Laddies Love?

          • MysteriousStranger November 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

            L L Cool Gay. Allegedly.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

    David Dillenberg
    …”Mentally I have grown up. I take the more clinical shot rather than passing. I am thinking more like a striker (Eriksen)
    (Back Sunday)

    The backs much pretty well be immature

    • Not a Real Fan. November 15, 2017 at 5:20 am

      Have you got a link to the online Ronsaurus pls?

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Really was a cracking hatrick by CE, watch the third go in from the behind the goal camera at the end, lucky the Irish defender never left a boot in!!

    http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/11126980/eriksens-magnificent-treble

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Eriksen timed it perfectly

      • Aussie in Switzerland November 14, 2017 at 11:58 pm

        Hopefully

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

          Haha

      • Hartley™ November 15, 2017 at 12:35 am

        Prematurely.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    danspurs
    Man City must be there or there abouts?

    True. But the difference lies in that for the most part our players became internationals whilst at Spurs, whilst Citeh bought theirs ready packaged precisely because they were internationals. And the hefty price tags to match.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    I believe we can fly…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8PUVIKgI4

    Festive memories … That time can’t erase however hard I try.

  • Hartley™ November 14, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Danish Erik’s lad did well tonight, nice of em to sub him after the hat trick.
    The ar5e will be shitting

    • Horndog November 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      I hope the Arse get diarrhea, Harts!

      • Hartley™ November 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm

        Sloperhea would be better(grandson™)

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    On the counter Eriksen can kill teams as the turnovers open up space and he Kane and Dele can take them apart.

    Get a quality CM and the world is ours

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Watching Madrid and now Brazil.Its an antiquated system

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    In 1960 I think it was I saw Scotland England at Hampden we had 6 players picked
    5 played as I think Mackay was injured

    We are seriously back

    • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      ‘The lift goes up where we belong…’

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:09 pm

        I believe we can fly…

        • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:10 pm

          The only way is up

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      The main thing is the early sixties was how confident we all were watching our great team…we are getting there

      • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

        Wooo, what a peach of a goal (Eriksens first)

        • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:16 pm

          Jeez that 3rd ones taking the piss.

  • David Dillenberg November 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    …”Mentally I have grown up. I take the more clinical shot rather than passing. I am thinking more like a striker (Eriksen)
    (Back Sunday)

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      This is old news I originally uncovered tbus hrest talented goalscorer some time ago as the new Greaves and everyone laughed except Andy

      • McG ⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        I didn’t laugh, you can imagine him being deadly up front!!

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm

          Yes as a 10…

      • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

        Excuse me Ronwol, I believe you believe he has the potential/skills set , however he needed to believe. I think he believes, or he says he does anyways. I’m sticking an extra 2 goals to my ronglish predictions. I believe he may be ready. You eard it ere first.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:04 pm

          He got a ton of room today…but he created it too finding the gaps but they were huge

          • AntSpurs November 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm

            Watching ze highlights. The omens are good

            • MysteriousStranger November 15, 2017 at 11:32 am

              Looked good against Irish trees.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm

          He still has a way to go
          Its this…that he has to start doing it under all conditions.
          When confronted eith parked defences we have to use our skill to beat a man and create space.
          If you cant do that you aint great

          • AntSpurs November 15, 2017 at 1:26 am

            If he keeps on hitting em like that, they’ll need a double decker.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Happy belated Birthday DD!!!

  • Matt November 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Just seen Ericsson s goals. Quality. Good to see quality beat anti football.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      After the Fenmark gsme I put in the England game what s load of rubbish
      It IS anti football.Bielsa is the only way

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm

        Ah, I just wish I understood ronglish! Do you have any DVDs?

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Have we any players not going to the World Cup, it’s gonna be an empty pre season

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Ben Davies.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Our secret weapon, Vinnie.

      • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        I worry this tournament might come around a month or so too early for Marcus Edwards.

        • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm

          Ha feck you may be right 😄

          • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

            Though if I was Southgate I’d take him instead of Wiltshire and Walcott. Even at eleven years old he’s got to be an upgrade on them…

    • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Erm, yeah wot they say, them two.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        and Wannymanyana.

        • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

          Did South Korea qualify?

          • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm

            Yes. I just googled it.

    • Horndog November 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Aurier

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        So 3 out of a starting 11, not bad, how many other teams can sway the same

        • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm

          Man City must be there or there abouts?

          • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

            Yeah I guess, but proves we’re amongst the big boys now

            • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

              Definitely. And somehow turned over a profit while we did it. Bizarre.

              • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm

                And get a cheese room!

                • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:29 pm

                  Buy a cheese room, get an international standard premier league squad for free. Nice.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    At the World Cup I could easily see Southgate getting 3 draws and going home ‘undefeated’.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Eric Dier’s got a long journey home.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Gomez has had a good two games. That’s a bonus.

    • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Yup, he’s surprised me tbh

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    You know what, England are going to win the World Cup, and with at least 4 Spurs players

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Nah. We won’t get past Denmark.

      • Gus November 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Group stages

        • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:53 pm

          Maybe. Tournament football is hard to predict, though. So long as we dodge Iceland anything can happen…

      • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Either way Spurs will win the world cup.

        • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

          There’s a good likelihood of a current or ex spurs player being in the winning team

          • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

            We definitely won the 1978 world cup, well sortov..

            • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

              And I saw Maradona wearing the lilywhite at the Lane.

              • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm

                That was a great night.

              • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm

                But were you on the shelf?

                • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

                  Think I was on the terracing just beneath it. Used to like it down there.

                  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

                    Then I was above you, halfway between the centre circle and Park Lane.

        • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

          Lamela hat-trick in the final after propelling Argentina through the entire tournament only to spend the next two seasons on the sidelines with his dodgy hips.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

        We need to buy some Great Danes

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Paulinho’s Got a goatee

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      What is he doing hitting the target? That’s not the player we know and lurve…

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        He learnt a lot in China clearly

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Oi, that’s his wife.

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Sid Trotter
    That’s spoiled it. Bentdner scoring for the Danes, forgotten about that prock

    I’d even go so far as to say he’s a prick..

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    The other Eric (the dire) looks fecked

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    That’s spoiled it. Bentdner scoring for the Danes, forgotten about that prock

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Used to be the highest scoring Danish player in the Prem… not anymore though…

  • Syd November 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    There is one player at Watford that is definitely impressing me and that is Doucoure. Now there is an attacking midfielder.

  • McG⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Eriksen should have saved a goal or two two for Sat. 😑

    • McG⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Said Desmond. .

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Erik, Kane, Dele, that’s a new stadium already

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      And in return he’ll buy what’s left of Bale back to unveil at the new stadium…

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        And new Hospital to look after him

        • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

          Bale or Levy?

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

            Good question

            • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm

              All joking aside, I’m starting to think Levy is the real deal and that no-one who doesn’t rock the boat for a move will be sold. No doubt I’ll be proved wrong in time but that’s genuinely what I feel.

              • McG ⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 9:38 pm

                He’s the man, he co-wrote & wakes to this tune every morning…

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3xcybdis1k

                • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm

                  That will be the tune in the cheese room for sure.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

                Yes and Poch is supporting that for sure

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Sid dont stop there sell the stadium and open a metalworks where the last one was…Levy Goes Retro

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        A retro metalworks, hmm I can see where you’re going with this, and if it’s anything to do with gender fluid footballers you can stop right there! 😄

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm

          Its all alluminum Sid
          Gender fluid ?
          Can we see the drip on the side of Lamelas bed?

          • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm

            Regularly apparently!

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG will all be calling Daniel.

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Luckily we’ve got a ready made replacement in young Marcus Edwards waiting to take his place!!!!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Lots of gaps in the Ireland defence
    But excellent taken goals

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Jesus is off. No, he’s back. He’s clearly risen

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Sid Trotter
    Erik Sen hat trick!!!

    Erik Sentrick!!!

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Is there a fire drill, is there a fire drill…🎵

  • caveman November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Take him off now. His job is done.

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      He’d better not be hitting the champers after. He’s got proper work to do at the weekend…

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Eriksen masterclass, has to be a dream come true.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Did I tell you I loved Eriksen
    Can we ssy he is a goalscorer

    • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      I’ve not seen the second goal but the way he got over the top of that third one reminded me of Hoddle.

  • danspurs November 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    What a goal. More at the weekend where that came from, I hope!

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Erik Sen hat trick!!!

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    There seem to be a lot of hair issues on the pitch tonight

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Not good to be in any part of Ireland tonight!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Too many Errors Sid

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        Eireors

        • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

          He he he

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        Ha, I’ve been boning up on ronwol language tapes

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

          Sid. The money.

          • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

            It was a charity case

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Eriksen’s 14th goal for Denmark in his last 17 games.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      *last 18 games

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Denmark are a one man team.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I am happy for them.

    • Syd November 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Its a pretty good man though

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Still can’t beat the first defender from a corner though. Amazing isn’t it?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I tjougjyou said that aready

    • Still Nil Nil November 14, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Yes I can

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        Yes he can!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    We can make him a 10…

  • Frontwheel 2 November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Fucking Erik

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    The fat lady is warming up her voice.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Cracking goal by Eriksen.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Now substitute him off please.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    There my boy!!!
    The best striker in the world!!!

    (He could be)

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      If the ball is moving…

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      His scoring boots are red hot. 💥

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Passed it into the net Greaves style.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

        Def Greaves Andy..the closest yet

      • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        Remember seeing greavesie play for Barnet when he was too old and too fart, but he was still the best player on the pitch by a country mile

  • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Eriksen again 1-3

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    James mcclean is such a dirty cnut, which is why I hope Denmark go through.

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Amongst of traits of his………….

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    McClean is a thuggish player. Thank goodness it was Poulsen and not Eriksen.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Pleased to see Eriksen can’t take a decent corner for Denmark either.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Yep, chronic.

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Scored a nice goal though. C’mon Denmark!!!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Csn we analyze this

      ‘Doc You’re Real Good!!!’

      ‘No you’re Not!!!’

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm

        Eriksen can’t hit a dead ball. It isn’t rational is it?

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

          Totally not.
          I think its in his head!!

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Good old Paulinho. He’s still got it.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      I think Sissoko might have caught it off him.

  • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Eriksen with his shirt out looks like Archibald, good memories.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Eriksen just scored 1-2

    • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Woohoo!

      • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Twas a beaut, in off the bar.

        • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm

          Yarp just seen it, twoz rather a luverly finish, more on Saturday please.

  • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Neymar is quite possibly the most overrated footballer in the history of football.

    If he wasn’t Brazilian I doubt anyone would even give him a second glance.

    • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      …and if that isn’t the cue for him to score a worldie tonight I don’t know what is.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        …and there it is … n’t.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Careful Taff you might make him cry again.

  • StuSpur November 14, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you to all those lovely messages of condolence earlier. It has to be said that only those who have loved a dog as much as so many of you have would truly understand the grief you feel when they leave our lives.
    I’ve blubbed tears I never knew I had.
    They are companions and so often our rocks and they expect the minimum in return.
    Thanks for sharing your understanding sentiments

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      It’s gutting mate, it really is. A lot of us have been there.

    • Spiderneil November 14, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Sorry to hear mate. I fully agree that people who haven’t had dogs just don’t understand. I genuinely love my dog more than some members of my actual family (luckily they don’t frequent this blog). I’ll be a wreck when he passes on, my condolences to you…

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Sergio Aguerro has apparently collapsed in the dressing room at half time.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Seriously? That’s worrying.

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

        According to to FiveLive. It might be a fainting fit but not known.

      • Frontwheel 2 November 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

        Not half,he’s my fantasy captain

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Sergio Aguero: Argentina striker taken to hospital after defeat – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41991262

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm

        Low blood pressure?

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I collapse most half times. But I normally rally for the second half and find a couple of beers I was saving for a rainy day. Bet 360….aargh..

  • patspur November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Rep score

  • 89Spurs👁 November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    1 nil 🇮🇪 Ireland

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Fak, you wait six games for a goal then one comes along at once!

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Excellent news.

    Gareth Southgate’s side will play the Dutch on 23 March in Amsterdam, before hosting Italy at Wembley on 27 March.

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Where did you get that Data from?

      • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        * those

        • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

          There was only one Data.

          • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

            I know. I just couldn’t help myself.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        Noonien Soong.

  • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Joe Hart in goal against this lot. Lord help us

    • Sexy Beast November 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Fair pay to him though, they just showed a clip of him hugging Jorden Pickford with a face of delight after Pickfords display against the Germans. Went up in my estimation there.

      • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

        That is good to see. I’m sure hebis a good pro, just way out of form for a while now. I’d have licked Pickford to get another go personally

        • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

          Liked. Liked Pickford.
          No licking

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

            Yeah yeah. We know. In a faceless motel. All alone. Fantasising.

            • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

              Hehe we all have our vices

  • Sexy Beast November 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I do hope Eriksen scores.

    • 89Spurs👁 November 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      I hope he survives without injury.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I’m very sad to hear of all the recently lost pooches. My thoughts are with StuSpur and Hartley.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    So, to watch a pointless Engerland game or a goalless Oirish game?

    Star Trek it is then.

    • Sexy Beast November 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      The boys from The Lane it is!

      • 89Spurs👁 November 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm

        Save Erikson. Please!

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Captain Janeway is in trouble!

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        *Spoiler alert1

        • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

          All’s well.

          Onto watching episode 8 of Star Trek: Discovery.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

            What a great series!

            • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:01 pm

              The big problem is USS Discovery makes Enterprise NC-1701 look like a dustcart.

              • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm

                Completely disagree. The original Enterprise is still a wonderfully futuristic creation that has withstood the sands of time.

                • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

                  You have the right to your opinion, however wrong.

                  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm

                    Noted and agreed.

  • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Right, off to watch England!!

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Write off to watch England.

      • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        Right, off to watch a slow motion car crash.

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      In the conservatory watching it on my telly. Door shut and half bottle of Sharaz left from dinner. I know how to live!!

      • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:36 pm

        Chai latte and a mince pie, sat in my Premier inn room.
        Living the dream💎

        • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

          That is heartachingly sad.

          • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

            And Lenny Henry isn’t even here to tuck me in

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        “I know how to live!!”

        You’re in the conservatory, man. That’s like being sent to watch the game in a shed.

        • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Hmm..yeah, but it’s my shed. My beer, my life…

          • 61SpursNut🌰 November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

            …already.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋
    We know what isn’t fair.

    If I was David Davies, I’d agree to pay IF they can provide fully audited sets of accounts to back up their claims.

    That would fuck them.

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      I would tell ’em to FRO and walk out…..

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm

        That’s because you’re a butch ruffian.

        • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:29 pm

          And that would have been on day 1 not now.

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

            Ooh. Get you.

            • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

              I am…The Ray Winstone..Of my conservatory! Bet 360….

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      That’s because you’re a crafty buggar.

  • melcyid November 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I saw all dogs go to heaven,brought a tear to my eye.

    • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      I’ve got this all primed up and ready to go:

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935446/?ref_=nv_sr_1

      Really looking forward to it.

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        Dear Jim’ll Fix-it (or Father Christmas) please can I be UnkleTaff?

        • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm

          You’d hate it. All that eco, vegan, hippie nonsense…

          • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

            …and bowling.

  • Frontwheel 2 November 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    He choose us over the blue scum and upset them,that’s good enough for me.

  • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2

  • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Will probably be an unremarkable affair but actually looking forward to tonight’s game – in need of a footie fix.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Certainly Brazil have great attacking flair and will want to see them defend to see if it’s worth getting a bet on early for the WC!

      • SpurAndy 🍒π November 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Now that Italy are out I think we’ve got an easy run in to win it.

        • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          I mean betting on Brazil, if they have a defence.

          England are no hopers. Doubt we’ll get out of our group.

    • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Anytime we play Brazil it’s exciting. I’m thinking 2009 was the last time? Inder Capello

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    mattspurs
    The list of decent English strikers who might be available is a fairly short one – any suggestions?

    Vardy if anyone, but why do we need an English striker, we have a lot of driftwood to flog, I.e Sissoko Janssen N’koudou Lamela Llorente. Any position will therefore do.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Hartley
    We’ve lost three in the last 18 months, the last on Wednesday following a stroke. 2 Springers and a Border Collie, Useless, Scooby and Willow, I never have the heart to post it at the time. Sorry for your loss.

    Sorry to all that have lost pets.In s span of 2 years we lost 2 cats and a dog. They were not pets but friends and part of the family although Margot the Jack Russell was a serious antagonist…
    Losing them was sad. Sorry for you losses

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    gloster1861
    Excellent sound bite by Frank Field, “people here (in the Labour Party) should realise in these negotiations that the British believe in give and take, whereas Monsieur Barnier (and Junckers) just want take and take…”
    Spot on.

    Britain wants to leave and leave or did I get it wrong?

    • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Indeed, but we don’t want to pay the cancellation fee..

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        *we won’t be bullied into paying an unfair penalty for leaving.

        • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 6:21 pm

          None of us know what is fair or otherwise.

          • caveman November 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm

            DD will probably get the job of deciding a fair fee!

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm

            We know what isn’t fair.

      • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        There is \ was no cancellation fee to pay.

    • Lord Croker November 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      There are traitors in our midst Ron.

      • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        💯

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      They only looked on the bright side of life not the reality..instant grstificationers

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    They’ve been filming Doctor Who in Lydney Park today, which abutts the Forest. Muddy and damp as usual around here.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Sorry..Who did you say?

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Some old geezer filling in for William Hartnell.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋
    Cat loves dogs?

    Dog Stevens. Has a certain ring to it, or perhaps a whistle?

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      It’s a “wild world.”

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Decisions, watch the England v Brazil or the Ireland v Denmark?

    • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      I shall probably plump for this little beauty:

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064393/?ref_=nv_sr_1

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm

        Hi Unk. This film probably has similarities to the Quatermass film which sees alien vegetation all over Westminster Abbey if I recall accurately.

        • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

          I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the Quatermass film is likely to be considerably the better of the two.

          Nigel Kneale was one hell of a writer.

          • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm

            Surprised never seen any modern remakes. EspeciallySpecially The Pit. Lends itself to CGI effects.

            • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

              The BBC did a “live” version of the original not so long ago, featuring a pre-Doctor Who David Tenant:

              http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450315/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_8

              An interesting experiment that didn’t quite come off, I thought.

              Back in the ’70s Nigel Kneale wrote a series called Beasts.

              http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169416/?ref_=nv_sr_7

              One of the episodes, “Baby”, scared the living shit out of me when I watched it at the time. One of the handful of occasions that a film/TV programme has managed to have that effect on me.

              “Don’t Look Now” being another. Put me off going to Venice for life.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Can your bear to watch the clogging the Oirish will hand out to Eriksen?

      • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        C’mon Norway!!!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Shiraz vrs Barolo

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Two more games to endure before Poch can assess the toll on the squad. Fingers crossed.

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    For all the many dog lovers here (including me), a lovely song:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT2qHVftGk

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Cat loves dogs?

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        As he himself mentioned!

  • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    The House of Commons have started their epic bunfight over the timetable for Brexit. Poor old Frank Field looks like he will be lynched by his Labour colleagues as he is a sensible man who realises that the EU is a poisonous undemocratic institution.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Excellent sound bite by Frank Field, “people here (in the Labour Party) should realise in these negotiations that the British believe in give and take, whereas Monsieur Barnier (and Junckers) just want take and take…”

      Spot on.

      • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        Frank has just insulted Hillary Benn. He has shot up in my estimation.😁

        • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm

          Ken Clarke looks like he’s about to leg out. See ya Ken.

          • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm

            Ken has enjoyed one too many patisseries…

            • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm

              All the Tory rebels should be de-selected.

  • StuSpur November 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Today I grieve the loss of my faithful companion Marvin. A Newfoundland dog who was to young to go but comforted me through all the too ften upheavals life dishes out including those dishes out but spurs and responded to the rejoices I occasionally received.
    God bless mans best friend

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Sad Stu, dogs are so much more than just a pet. Sorry for your loss.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Sorry for your loss.

      • StuSpur November 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        More than just a friend indeed. If only we could have hearts as big as our canine friends. Thanks chaps

    • Hartley November 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      We’ve lost three in the last 18 months, the last on Wednesday following a stroke. 2 Springers and a Border Collie, Useless, Scooby and Willow, I never have the heart to post it at the time. Sorry for your loss.

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        I’m sorry to hear that, Harts, old man.

        I’m always interested to hear about your animals. I couldn’t deal with that much loss in so short a time.

        What happened to the rescue pup you took in?

        Sad news indeed.

    • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Sorry to hear that Stuspur

      • Still Nil Nil November 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        Sorry Harts and Stu for your loss.

        Dogs are amazing.

        I’ve 2 labs and an Alsatian puppy.
        Love em to bits.

        Hope things are ok at your end.

        One part did make me smile tho.
        Harts, you called your dog ‘Useless’?!
        You are a one aintchya?!

        Thoughts with you all.

    • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      The loss of a doggy member of the family is always heart breaking. Still miss my terrier everyday.

      • 89Spurs👁 November 14, 2017 at 4:54 pm

        Your spot on. Lost my Springer years ago, and was so broken up about it. Refused to get another dog, and go through that heartache again. Still miss him now!

        • gloster1861 November 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

          I’ve got my hands full looking after my son’s dogs when he is working away. The doberman is getting on now and I fear we’ll lose her quite soon.

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Dreadful news Stu mate. I have to be entirely honest and say I’ve never grieved quite so much as I have over dogs. It’s not a daft question of who one loves the most, your aunt Dolly or Fido – of course it isn’t. It’s just that a dog really gets into your psyche and your relationship is incredibly intense because you don’t conventionally speak to each other. It’s a different kind of bond and the loss is something you feel that you could only share properly – with another dog.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      I’m Really sorry to hear your sad news Stu, it’s always sad to lose a member of the family, which dogs are.

      • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        The same goes for Hartley, it’s always a sad time, my thoughts are with both of you.

    • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Sorry to hear that StuSpur. Such a sad day when our pets, especially so dogs, leave us behind

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      So sorry for your loss Stu.

      My Staffy, Rufus, passed on 5 December last year. I still can’t think too much about him and I haven’t been able to look at his pictures yet.

      I still miss him every day.

      My thoughts are with you, bredrin.

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I know Harry may disagree with this, but if Toby doesn’t sign a new contract he’ll be sold in the summer. He has two years, no way in hell Levy will allow him to go for free or to a PL club so he’ll be flogged to a European club for as much money as possible.
    The clock is ticking and it will be a crying shame if we don’t hold onto him.
    Thrilled that Brandon Austin has signed a new contract but for the love of god, time to get Toby to sign.

    • UnkleTaff November 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      If he’s sold, he’s sold. I think Pochettino has proved himself more than capable of building a solid defensive unit, with or without Alderweireld.

      Vertonghen would be a bigger loss in my view.

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I’d only say that the itk conflicts with Toby being off. That said, fuck the itk and where is the bloody contract!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Yiddo
    Screw the ref, he isnt biased because if he is he’d be out of a job.
    The better team will win regardless.
    I predict a draw, or a narrow win.

    Thats fair
    I think we will be more determined than them.
    By the way the last game they played vrs City they had 2 perfect banks of defenders that started very well. It would give us trouble
    We need to cop a goal to pull them out.
    Eriksen and Dele are the key players.Dele will have a game..Eriksen I hope will

    • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Koscielny probably out, Mustafi and Holding just returning not fully fit. Against City they played Coquelin as CB. Makeshift indeed.

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    So, an Englisman, an Irishman and a transsexual Hasid walk into a bar …

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      What about the moronic American? Aussie in Swiss would want him included.

      • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm

        Oh the yank would be with the Paddy, buying him drinks and telling him about an aunt in BallyGoBackwards 😆

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

          Probably, just not a moronic one.

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

            I haven’t met a moronic one yet.

          • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

            👍🏻

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        Oh, Aussie would be there … cleaning the glasses and clearing the tables.

        • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

          And telling every poor **** where he was from…

          • Syd November 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

            Switzerland?

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    For me, the only time Llorente looked like he could do a job was when he played alongside Kane against Madrid. A foil for Kane, a link to the final third, someone to hold up play and allow others to stick it in the net. If there’s any plan bcdef or whatever, it’s that.
    The fact that no one lobs it in to him means that Poch doesn’t want it and it is very much intentional. Call it being loyal to the philosophy, call it ignoring the obvious, but he doesn’t want him to be Peter Crouch.

    • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Yiddo what is a plan B????????

      Its for when Plan A doesnt work

      Llorente can do two things,hold up flicks and head the ball

      Poch plays one tune most of the time adjusting within the system with no plan B

      • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        Have a look at what I wrote. Therein lies the answer.

        • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

          below is the answer to that answer

          • Hartley November 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm

            • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

              That’s a very pert hula hoop.

            • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

              You havd smoother thighs than I expected.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

                The sign said ‘Mature French Model 2nd fl Ring Bell’

              • Hartley November 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

                You should see my balls.

                • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

                  Probably could if you raise your left knee a little higher.

                  • Hartley November 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm

                    It’d spoil the illusion if I did.

                    • Hartley November 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

                      Its the same reason I left my face and my wellies off.

    • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Because of Real Madrids Glasnost openess (they rely on the scintillating at times attack) they have no plan B either
      So they can be had with our great defence stopping them and countering. Teams that play tighter are more of a problem for us

      • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        “Llorente justified his inclusion, not only occupying the defenders to allow Kane to roam free, but creating both of the aforementioned openings for his team as well as going close to winning a first-half penalty too.” Sky Sports.

        That’s as much of a plan b as we can hope for if our manager doesn’t want to use Llorente for that which he should be used.

        Against the big teams, our plan is to drop the press, sit back and counter. Against the small teams, it’s to keep possesion and tire them into submission.

        What we lack is not a plan, it’s the players with which we can execute them. A deep lying playmaker and a magic man. Llorente doesn’t fit the bill.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

          I was talking of here and now not som transfer window dream

      • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm

        Any plan which subverts Poch’s managerial narrative is paradoxical to his entire ethos.
        Playing someone who can only head the ball or shaping the tactics to fit said player in is anathema to him, and rightly so. We are not Swansea or Stoke or West Brom, and under no situation should we play as such.
        That doesn’t mean we don’t need a plan b, it means that sticking it into the middle in vain hope isn’t it.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          He not only heads the ball but its a tactic ee need to employ at times.

  • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    But we’re not passing the ball to him like they did in Wales. That’s the problem. 15 goals last season and how many this? He’s like a suit of armour in someone’s hall.

    Never heard of Tommy Armour,Harry ???

  • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    gus
    Except that he scored about 15 goals in the EPL last season and in the limited time he has played Llorente has demonstrated the kind of touch that Vinny never did

    Its or style of play.
    Our strikers must go out and get the ball and make things happen not wait for it
    As a Plan B it would work for Llorente but our greatest talents have no idea how to negotiate the final third when its choc a blog having never heard of lobs

  • Ronan November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Love to see us bring in that skilful, dynamic Fekir from lyon. He can play either as a striker or an AM and is somebody who always takes responsibility. I’m sure he’d come to spurs if Poch wanted him. Whether the money would be available to get someone like him would, as ever, be the big question.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      A Fekir like him would have a rough time in this neck of the woods. 😀

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        Hehehe.

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Keeping it realistic, we could never afford a player as good as him. If you want to have a look at the moment that made Barca desperate to sign him it’s here. Unreal talent. Five second clip that will make your day a little brighter.

    https://streamable.com/a2ho2

    • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Reply to Ron re Paulinho, sorry

    • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      This is fake news for sure.There was a right winger who was out of the picture (It could have been Sexy,Mel or Harry,not sure) It was a great pass thats all I can say.
      Messi will get it.

      • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        Passing Sissoko style

  • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Ron, I just thought I’d let you know that your money laundering operation ($19.95 a turn) is under scrutiny by Interpol.

    • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Why are you telling everyone?????????
      The last time I laudered money I went to a betting office and put 79 quid on the odds on favourite.It doesnt fucking work.

      Next.

  • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    • Ronan November 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Dean’s supposed favouring of spurs is going to work against us whenever we get him from now on.

      • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        Arrrggghhhhhhhh…..I knew one would come out of the woodwork!

        • Ronan November 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

          Pardon?

          • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

            We have to stay positive Ronan there is no other way

            • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

              BIg game coming up

              • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

                Is there? When, who, why?

                • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

                  Why? I dont know
                  When? I have no idea
                  Who’s Who?

            • Ronan November 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

              I’m positive going in to this one than I can remember. But when a ref is constantly being accused of favouring us it worries me when we get him, esp against them.

              • Ronan November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

                * oops, more positive!

              • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

                Its about winning the game from our own volition Ronan.Not relying on the ref.

    • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Screw the ref, he isnt biased because if he is he’d be out of a job.
      The better team will win regardless.
      I predict a draw, or a narrow win.

  • Ufluckinplic November 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Llorente said it was the phone call from Poch that convinced him to sign for us and not Lokomotiv London. Now I know Danny Boy and Poch are supposedly close but perhaps Levy has mastered a spot on impersonation of Poch.

    In other news, on the tube coming home from work it still makes me chuckle when I see the locals wearing glasses with no glass! Mind you not as much as when I found my sister in law wearing glasses with no glass with contact lenses. Hong Kong really is a funny old town.

    • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Was he on the Fenchurch street/Southend on sea run UFP?????

      • Ufluckinplic November 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

        Nope Mongkok to Tsim Sha Tsui

  • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

    We bought Llorente only because everyone was shouting for a second striker,where we have Son and Dele ready to step in…With Kane injured we have plenty of midfielders to shift Son or Dele up top if we had to.
    Llorente gives us a Plan C (we have no plan B) if we could only cross the ball

    • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Levy forked out 10 mil plus to placate fans? I’ll have whatever you’re having.

      • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm

        Giving ‘penny for the guy’ a whole new meaning. Ron, are you on the Brandy centre chocolates again?

        • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

          I think we are making a big mistake using Llorente. When Eriksen takes the corners,Llorente should stand between the corner flas and the first opposition player. Guaranteed success!

      • ronwol196061 November 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm

        Yes he did,and also a plan C. Read my book The Header.Its a long lost art at Tottenham. Klinsmann and before him Gilzean were about it

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Marseille have a decent winger/striker who has scored 5 goals in 6 appearances this season. He’s been nicknamed the new Eto’o. Has a better minutes to goal ratio than Neymar. Pacey, skillfull, would probably only cost about 40 mil, a relative bargain in today’s market. Definitely looks better than Nkoudou.
    His name is Clinton Njie.

  • melcyid November 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

    was miffed we never went for Richelson,he has been very watchable at the hornets.Doubt we will get him though Gomes might have a word in his ear and put him off.

  • Will November 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

    So? I cannot find a point here. We need speed in offence: Richardson has it. Lorente always knew that his was only a bit role(emergency striker or 2nd striker). I would prefer Mousa Dembele of the boring SPL but…

  • Limerick AL. November 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Poch does’nt do attack, or Strikers , does he ? Then again he looks, or is made look, in the Bargain Bin.

    • mattspurs November 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      You’re onto something there I think – even at Southampton he broke their transfer record on a striker who really didn’t work out at all

  • OrganicPaper November 14, 2017 at 11:11 am

    The way poch is using him is not a million miles off how he used Vinny. Clearly the two are very different players, but he doesn’t seem to be giving him the opportunities he probably deserves. How can he ever impress with a few cameo’s off the bench when a game is won.
    Its great that England managed Kane buy not forcing his call up, but surely we need to manage him too and thats exactly why I thought we got Llorente in the first place.
    Ive no idea if Llorente is the right fit for us because we never see enough of him. Perhaps this was a Levy buy, in part (or in majority) sanctioned to get one over the racists and Poch just doesn’t fancy him.
    Either way we have some very winnable games between now and xmas and I really hope he gets a start in a couple

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Spot on. He’s in precisely the same ‘nearly man’ role as Vinny…

      • gus November 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

        Except that he scored about 15 goals in the EPL last season and in the limited time he has played Llorente has demonstrated the kind of touch that Vinny never did

        • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

          But we’re not passing the ball to him like they did in Wales. That’s the problem. 15 goals last season and how many this? He’s like a suit of armour in someone’s hall.

  • McG ⚽⚽ November 14, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I think he was purchased with the intention of offering us something different, along with adding some winning experience to our young squad. I imagine he’s not match fit as he’s not actually playing games for us!! (& rightly so given Kane’s form). He’s has had some beautiful touches this season, and will still be usedful for cup games, holding up the ball etc (did ok at Madrid). Anyone who can’t see this was simply a stop gap purchase needs glasses. 15 goals ain’t to be sniffed at, which is why I suspect chavs were alsio sniffing.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

      I get that he offers something different. I watched his highlights reel from last season on you tube – wasn’t that impressed tbh. Janssen scored 27 goals the season before he came to us. Then what? You have to consider the whole player. What are these scouts reporting exactly? We need dynamic options up top.

    • Stevo1987 November 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

      I’d have preferred Jamie Vardy myself.

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

      I really don’t understand this ‘fitness’ business. Nor do I get where this complete invention of CFC interest comes from (please spare me a link to the Daily Star) wtf would they buy a 32 year dray horse? Not a chance.

      I think if Spurs unveiled a chair as a player it would get half a million likes.

  • AccringtonSpurs November 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    City don’t have a target man. They have dynamic, pacey, tricky, technical, accurate forwards. Llorente is a lumbering lump. No good for our style of play and it beggars belief that we’ve gone yet another season without buying a proper backup to Kane (Janssen doesn’t count).

  • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Having Llorente creates the illusion that we no longer desperately seek a striker, thus no longer holding us hostage to crazy demands for another club’s player. If all we had was Kane and Janssen, another team, say Celtic with Dembele, could insist on crazy money as they know we would splash out in our desperation. About all he offers to the squad.

    • mattspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:21 am

      +1

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

      You’ve nailed it. Like a ‘No Vacancies’ sign in the b&b window but the room is occupied by the owner’s cat.

  • mattspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Essentially we can only sign English players to meet CL quotas and maybe PL ones? Otherwise we have to sell a foreigner to buy one.
    Rescuing Ings from Liverpool wouldn’t be a bad shout – I’ve always though Long could cover the way Harry plays but he’s maybe too old now.

    • Yiddo November 14, 2017 at 10:21 am

      nice idea, two bad shouts

      • mattspurs November 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        The list of decent English strikers who might be available is a fairly short one – any suggestions?

  • mattspurs November 14, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Fernando is a stop gap – a guy who scored 15 PL goals last season and who Poch thought could come in and offer something for a year, maybe two. Breathing space for us to bring in someone else, a chance for Janssen to decide if he wants to be a spurs player.

  • Aussie in Switzerland November 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Ron….I answered your question in the last blog…..belatedly…..still jet lagged so not exactly ahead of the game today

  • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

    1300+ morons excited by a contract awarded to a nobody.

    • Aussie in Switzerland November 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

      So we have 1300 American fans reading the Club fluff

      • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

        That’s about the size of it. #GoSoccerBallTeam

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        Careful Aussie.

        • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          G’morning, Doggy.

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

            Hi Spurtsty, another blogging master class in the works. 😜

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        Harsh.

  • caveman November 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Fernando looks like he hasn’t reached the level of fitness required to become useful in Poch’s squad, yet in all he’s on the bench regularly. He needs to step up to the plate or he’ll be away in the summer.

    • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Why is he unfit? Everyone appears to arrive at Spurs with a f***ing story.

      • caveman November 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

        Can’t answer that H, but it’s plain to see that he totally unfit.

        • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

          I don’t think he’s unfit, he just no pace.

          • Caspurs♿️ November 14, 2017 at 10:06 am

            *has

          • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

            Agreed. I think he’s always been a big lump and the idea is to aim it at his head.

  • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Fist. It’s a shame about Fernando, everything is there on paper. Thought he would be a cracking back up to Kane but it hasn’t happened. Time isn’t on our side with him, nor on his for his career.

    • Spur Ledley King November 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

      you’d prefer us to sign a refugee

      • Harry Hotspur November 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

        A gender fluid one.

        • Aussie in Switzerland November 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

          Rapist….errr…..racist….errr…..

          • Sid Trotter November 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

            Sigh