Date: 12th April 2018 at 12:25pm
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The aftermath of the Marcus Edwards fiasco includes the suggestion from Norwich City that the boy failed to turn up on time to any training sessions and all his meetings. Matt Law in the Telegraph pulls few punches.

There are rumours coming out of Spurs that his Marcus’ father is also an interesting character.

Gladys understands that Edwards Snr. and Jnr. now have some unexpected quality time to spend together as Spurs have given the 19 year old a week’s gardening leave while the club repairs it’s relationship with City and decides what the next steps are for the World’s Greatest Player (in young Marcus’ head).

It’s understood that the ‘authority and behavioural problems’ that Pochetttino referenced in his £6 book were barely the half of it, and the party line from THFC about Edwards being introverted in demeanour was either spin or very wishful thinking.

Glad has been told that the senior players at Norwich couldn’t make head nor tail of this teenager on loan, who acted as if he was doing everyone a favour when he eventually showed up at Carrow Road. No apologies, no explanations, ‘he was just a bit sullen’.

As I asked yesterday, how did Edwards survive the vetting process at Tottenham? It’s all well and good having the skills, but nobody in the 21st century is going to ask you ‘nicely’ to join in and show it off.

When you reach the dizzy heights of say Harry Kane or Gareth Bale at Spurs, some latitude develops, of course. However at 19 one would expect a fair amount of ‘yes boss, no boss’ – and not from the coaches!

It’s clear that the Academy isn’t anywhere near fit for purpose. Does it make money by churning out Hull City fodder? Given the wages, retainers and agency fees these players are absorbing, it’s difficult top believe that all the aggravation is worth whatever the fiscal yield is.

Chelsea do it properly and make real money, which in turn aids their compliancy with the FFP. If we’re only making enough to fund second and third raters from the French leagues than Spurs really ought to jack it in and come up with a better a plan.

 
Comments
  • T April 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    ‘Chelsea do it properly and make real money’ fuck off and support them then u cunt

  • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm
  • 💋 April 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    89Spurs👁
    What about a nice runny Brie, with a couple of Crackers ?
    Now that’s an invitation.

    Here’s a Brie with a couple of crackers:

    • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      Comrade in Moscow, we are receiving you clearly. Please do not adjust your dials.

    • 89Spurs👁 April 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      I knew that someone couldn’t resist the bait. Nice one 💋 easy fishing 🎣 😂

  • Sexy Beast April 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    The £2,200 club is going down like a lead balloon and at the current rate there will be loads unsold, i suspect that these will be sold on a match by match basis which will go down a storm with the casual fan. At £116 per game these will be largely empty at that rate for a midweek January fixture against say against a Park the bus relegation fodder. This will be interesting to watch how this unfolds……….

  • Aussie in Switzerland April 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Generation Snowflake, bound to have some fucked self righteousness attitudes in the mysterious leftist propaganda education system.

    • Aussie in Switzerland April 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Coming out of rather

      • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        💤

        • Aussie in Switzerland April 12, 2018 at 5:44 pm

          Nazi!!!!!

          • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm

            You rang, sir?

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 April 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Aftermath ?

    Daniel Levy thinks there is nothing after maths

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      That sums it up pretty well.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 April 12, 2018 at 6:29 pm

        Mind you we hope to get a few new additions in the summer

        Most of them increases in the cheese prices

        • 89Spurs👁 April 12, 2018 at 6:37 pm

          What about a nice runny Brie, with a couple of Crackers ?
          Now that’s an invitation.

          • SpurAndy 🍒π April 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm
            • 89Spurs👁 April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

              Sod you, the selections look brill. Especially the ginger one ☝️

              • SpurAndy 🍒π April 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm

                Can also recommend the Black Bomber 👍.

                • 💋 April 12, 2018 at 7:24 pm

                  Sounds like the two of you are leafing through a marital aid catalogue.

                  • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm

                    It’s not just those two.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 April 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

            I like Roquefort the best
            Its full of navy bacteria..all good though..

  • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Dammit!!

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Wassup?

      • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

        Someone accepting a quote for a job I didn’t want, speshly now I’ve pulled a muscle in me back, sods fakin law.

        • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

          That’s a blow.

          • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

            Yep, I spent Tuesday night sitting up as lying down wasn’t an option, all night tv isn’t what it used to be.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π April 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm

          Shirley you added the, ‘triple the normal price to make sure they don’t offer me the job’ fee?

          • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm

            Yessiree I did, but sods law was always gonna play a cruel trick on me. : (

            • SpurAndy 🍒π April 12, 2018 at 5:44 pm

              Damn those triple price failures :-).

              • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm

                It’s just not cricket my dear chap..

  • SeattleSpursGuy April 12, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    It’s a pretty impressive feat to be late to every training session. It sorta makes me think he was doing it on purpose.

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      Yeah, not sure if I’m buying that. We had reports from the Norwich manager that his attitude was improving only a few weeks ago, and he got a whole 6 minutes game time last week, which I doubt would have happened if the tardiness reports are completely true. Not that I’m suggesting that the press lay it on thick, of course.

    • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      I feel sorry for him, the poor lads Rolex is obviously broke. Think Spurs are giving him a week off so the jeweler can have a look at it!

  • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Mace. Who pay good enough wages) protect us older welders. Make sure you (tell the young focking welders to SHOUT “””EYES” before they strike an ark. They’re fucking flagship us up. Arc eye.

    • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      *flashing

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Mr Spock would be a natural. Apparently Vulcans have an inner eyelid for protection. As well as green blood.

    • Still Nil Nil April 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      I have no idea what you just said

      • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        Them (goodish bastards do) rush rush hurry hurry. “but its gonna take longer to put a protective screen up (UV rays) longer than it takes to pass the the ultra son V butt weld . They/Those who do”flick on this site know what I mean.

        • 💋 April 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm

          O_0
          I don’t.

    • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Should send Mace down to Spurs training ground and get them to have a few sessions with Lloris, try and get him shouting orders on the pitch!

  • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Hope Kyle gets a good reception at Wembley, served us well for many years. I doubt he will though.

    • Bruxie April 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      I’ll wait for his brainfart and then give him a cheer.
      No animosity on my part…

      But I expect him to play well.

      Twat.

      • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm

        Let’s hope he is as effective for them as he was for us.

        • Bruxie April 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

          Poch:-
          “Kyle will, for me, always be a player that did a lot for the club and the club did a lot for him.

          “I think the relationship is good with us, with the club and he deserves a good reception.

          “I think after seven, eight months that it [the transfer] happened I think he deserves a good reception from the fans.”

          • Bruxie April 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

            Coming back down south must be hard on him and his family.

            • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

              Poor lad, hopefully he gets an incentive bonus on top of his wages for making him take the trip. Bless him. 🙂

    • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      The lad did well for us for an extended period. Under Poch he became the player that warranted his transfer fee. He will no doubt be out to prove a point against his former club. Hopefully he over thinks the situation and has a mare, allowing Sonny, Alli or Kane to put one in the net. I don’t wish the guy in general any ill-will, but hope he shits the bed against us tomorrow! COYS

      • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

        Edit:
        *Saturday

      • Aussie in Switzerland April 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

        Just don’t have Rose marking him

  • Camus April 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    gloster1861
    Anyone watch the Real v Juventus game? Looks like Juve had yet another amazing comeback, even more so than against Spurs. Spoiled by Michael Oliver.

    I watched the last 30mins, Glos.
    I have no sympathy for Juve who hacked, stamped and cheated against us, but from a purist’s point of view, it was sad to see the tie decided by what looked a dubious penalty and Buffon red-carded in his final CL game.

    Real were pretty much the only team going for it in the last quarter of an hour and it didn’t take much imagination to suspect that they might get either a late winner or an opportunity to dive in the box. I’ve seen the replay in slow-mo a few times and I maintain that the Real player feels the little push in his back and collapses at the knees like a dandelion in the breeze before the Juve player’s leg has come round to complete the challenge. He was already on his way down.

    Naive by the defender but a soft penalty and Michael Oliver was out of his depth.
    Still, no tears for Juve here.

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Messi now fading away as Barca become less effective in the CL? MEANWHILE the supreme narcissist continues to make the headlines.

      • caveman April 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm

        supreme narcissist, it’s gut wrenching to have to watch.

  • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Hmmm, that cassette looks suspiciously familiar, I was wondering where my 1990 classic house mix tape had gone..

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      To you, to me.

      • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        Ah yes Tod Terry’s Chuckle brothers remix, that wozza toon!

      • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 3:16 pm

        On me ‘ead, I’ll nod it into place.

  • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Who do you wanna win the CL? What? Who do you want to win the CL? Tottenham of course. But they’re no longer in it. Exactly so who gives a fuck.

  • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Anyone watch the Real v Juventus game? Looks like Juve had yet another amazing comeback, even more so than against Spurs. Spoiled by Michael Oliver.

  • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Real won’t want Pooh in the semis. Much better to tackle them in the Final, if they get that far, well away from the cauldron of spite that is Anfield in the legs.

    • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      They ordered the team bus already though, just in case

      • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

        It’ll still be up on bricks when they come back to it

        • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

          This is Anfield.

          • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

            Liverpool’s first mobile Chippy going up in smoke?

          • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

            What a waste, coulda got £50 for those tyres.

            • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

              They’re not on fire yet.

            • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

              I think they’d look quite fetching on a DB11..

      • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm

        Someone’s nicked the hub caps already!

  • caveman April 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Does anyone know when the draw for the Champions League is?

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Tomorrow, I believe.

      • caveman April 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        Cheers FoF.

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Real haven’t made up their minds yet who they want… 😎

      • caveman April 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm

        Ha ha!

  • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Will he borrow to build the new stadium? I doubt it. He’ll be 2bil in, and Chelsea 2bil in debt to him by the time it’s finished.

    I seem to remember hearing that the club will have to find the money to pay for their new ground and won’t be able to rely on Abramovich, plus they said the wouldn’t be seeking a stadium sponsor like us, but have since changed their tune on that.

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      I reckon the emergence of Citeh, backed by the Arabs, who dwarf even Roman’s money, has changed his attitude. There was a time when Chelsea could laugh at everyone except United. But those days of dominance are gone, and I think the charm of owning Chelsea is wearing thin.

  • too much fun April 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    when i was a kid in the 80s there was a player who was wild but absolutely brilliant. He also was not bothered about turning up all the time and was shown the door by spurs, he went to fulham as the 2nd or last chance but could not be bothered there as well. He has now spent most of his adult life in prison so Marcus you have earned anything yet and from what i have seen you are good but not that special so if you love foot ball you might get non league

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Or worse, Leicester City…

      • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        Probably Stoke

  • Bob April 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t understand the comparison with the Chelsea academy. When did Chelsea last have a home grown player? John Terry wasn’t it? As with the first team they just pay what it takes, whereas we work on a budget so of course they will attract more prospects, but it doesn’t seem to help them with the first team.. Tearing down our academy and starting again won’t change the budget. As to Edwards, if his talent is that great then Spurs have to sort him out and his father too if thats part of the problem. Maybe a few reversals like the Norwich failure will help him in the long run.

    • Still Nil Nil April 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      I think what H meant re the comparison with Chelsea (reading between the lines) is that they don’t necessarily worry about bringing their youth thru cos they always get flogged which in turn releases money easing ffp to buy experienced players

      • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

        Whatever Denial says, I think that’s the MO Spurs are working under, just with the hope that Poch is better at polishing first team turds than the racists.

        • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

          Poch had no choice, otherwise we’d be struggling to get 11 decent players on the pitch.

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      They’ve got decent young players. But Cheatski keep hiring managers who don’t want the bother of introducing young talent when they can buy off the shelf quality players. Conte is like Mourinho in that respect.

      That’s why any rumours about Roman looking at Pochettino worries me, because he has this reputation for developing youth.

      • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

        Agree to a certain extent Glos. Poch has a reputation for developing youth. He just doesn’t have one for winning things. Would Roman be prepared to gamble that that would change?

        • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

          Roman doesn’t want to sink much more dosh into the money pit which is Stamford Bridge.

          • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

            Will he borrow to build the new stadium? I doubt it. He’ll be 2bil in, and Chelsea 2bil in debt to him by the time it’s finished.

            • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm

              Crikey, he’s already got an interest free loan of 1.5 billion sunk in there.

              IF FFP meant anything, EUFA would charge a notional interest payment at commercial rates on that loan to see just how solvent Cheatski really are – in real world terms.

              A 3% notional rate would be 45 million per annum.

              • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm

                That’s what I mean’t current debt plus the stadium build cost. So maybe 2.5bil in debt to him.

                • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

                  Yep.

            • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

              2 billion to build a stadium would be done only to enable that sum to be laundered into land and buildings. Don’t think he’d give it away.

          • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

            The other question is would Poch want to go to the Fridge anyway? Roman’s reputation with managers and their longevity is probably second only to our Levy.

    • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Academy is just for bunce. Buckshe money. Rent. But ultimately its about discovering the next big thing.

      • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

        Could that be Edwards? Murcus knuckle down. No knuckles on my feet!! 🙂

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      We’ve earned 60mil from the sales of Bentaleb, Dross, Mason, Pritchard and Carrol in the last 3 years. That makes the academy a nice little earner in my books, more than paying for itself.

      • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

        We let Bentaleb go cheap IMO. Hope there is a sneaky clause in there for a hefty see-on fee

    • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      two words…adel taarabt… Talent doesn’t make you a good footballer. Well actually it does, but talent only takes you so far. As with most walks of life where you interact and work with other people, you will not succeed if you are an absolute twat of a human

      • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        Attitude not aptitude determines altitude.

        • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

          Is that tattoo’d on your body somewhere? Its a good mantra. I bet it would sound good in latin

        • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm

          Neque altitudo animi aptitudo determinatur

          in case you were wondering 🙂

          • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

            My Latin is a little rusty, but I think you will find it is:

            Aptitudo non determinat modum altitudinis

          • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

            Cheers OP. Can’t claim it as my own though. Not sure if I’d want to get it tattoed in Latin 🙂 It’s a mouthful.

      • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

        Adel T. You’re right. Not comparing adel and Marcus to these players. pele maradona messi ronaldo if they were twats would they be “won fuck all fuckers? Talent should be the main ingredient as a footballer. But if you cant be worked with. Problem.

    • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Chelsea academy is designed to make money, mate. Not lie to their fans about it being a factory – because it isn’t.

  • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    £6 book…is that all he was flogging it for. I dont usually read biogs or similar and Im not going to start with Poch. I thought it was ill-judged to do it when he did and i thought it would have a detrimental affect on Edwards. I was wrong. It made no difference because the lad clearly seems like a prize cunt. Regardless of the Brave New World

    • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Was a score in smiths. Now two quid in your local charity shop!!

  • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I know Poch doesn’t do sports psychologists, but in this case I think it may be his only chance to work out what he really wants.

    • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      No need for sports psychs. Just needs the Spice Girls…
      So, tell me what you want, what you really, really want ….
      and if he mentions Barcelona, tell ‘ím he’s dreaming.

      • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

        I want to picked ahead of sissoko. Hes shit 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      He doesn’t even need psychologists, it’s general knowledge that sending someone to Norfolk is a bad idea.

      • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

        Marcus Edwards? Norfolk enchants.

      • Panama April 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm

        Maybe someone left a bag of carrots in his locker?

      • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        Shirley after being sent to Norfolk, he needs a psychologist (of whatever type) more than ever? May I take this opportunity to offer my sympathies to his family and friends…

  • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Give the boy some responsibility. Oh yeah they’ve already tried that. Fuck knows what to do with him.

    • Tappaspur April 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Maybe play him in a big game just to let him know. You aint ready yet son.

      • JackDLad April 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

        He would fack that big game up and still believe he deserves MOTM award. The young buck is deluded. He is nothing of substance until he starts producing. Its a shame really.

    • OrganicPaper April 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Sell him to someone gullible who believes his hype. If only Arry had a top, top job at the moment. Im sure he would persuade which ever chairman to part with £20+ mil of his hard earned/laundered money

  • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Danny Rose and KWP confirmed as not available for this weekends game.
    That’s terrible news, what will we do???

    • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Not sure if this is better or worse than knowing that Aurier and Sissoko are both available for selection.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Well that’s going to displease DD..😱

    • gloster1861 April 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Stiff upper lips lads. Stop that crying at the back! We’ll just have to muddle through in the traditional manner.

      Dilly will no doubt suggest playing Sissoko as a back. Again.

  • BERNARD April 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Marcus Edwards must be so far up his own arse thinks the world owes him a living lets hope when he grows up he is not to old that no one wants him

  • Ronan April 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Mere coincidence he’s arrived back in good time for the SF?

    • Al April 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      So unconnected, it’s not even a coincidence

  • Still Nil Nil April 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Herro

    • Freund or Foe April 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Hiyar

    • Panama Paul April 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Hola!