Date: 7th December 2017 at 10:38am
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An agenda driven game from Pochettino which provided a fascinating glimpse into the touchy ego that lurks beneath the veneer of calm water.

I like managers that know themselves and know what they want, but last night Poch looked more like an arsey child rearranging his teddies after a play date pal had been over and had the audacity to leave them jumbled – than he did Brian Howard Clough.

Dele Alli was played for what reason? To emphasise he isn’t gearing up to p*ssing off once his new agents engineer the right bid? It was a pick that backfired as Dele brought nothing to the game and yet again drifted into obscurity soon after he let go of the mascot’s hand.

Vorm was made captain for what reason? To emphasise that Hugo being captain wasn’t a clueless deal, but in fact an example of Poch’s nuanced understanding of the beautiful game that chumps like you and I will Β never understand if we live to be a hundred?

The concern with Pochettino is that his legacy won’t be a trophy, but lots of little unquestionably favourable mentions that could pad out a sequel to his Β£6 book, but crucially won’t leave him remembered as a great manager because he didn’t actually win anything.

Topping your group is admirable, but so what? Will the winner of the final, the manager leaping up and down clutching the trophy bore anyone with such a detail in his post-match interviews? No, of course not. Winners sat at the adult table don’t brag about how they rearranged their teddies.

Where were the kids? We had No’Cluedo darting about and of course scoring goal that will serve him well when we sell him for a profit to Watford next summer. He’ll never score for Watford.

Carter Walker-Peters showed he was more than good enough to start yet only got what 15/20 minutes?

The stone in the masterclass show was the utterly unfathomable introduction of Mousa Dembele. What in the name of god was all that about?

A missed opportunity for the players on the fringe and for the fans the bulk of whom are less miserable than me and wouldn’t feel shortchanged by watching the yoofs given chance.

Well done Mauricio the history books will show your teddies were all straight and in the right order when you went to bed last night.

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

  • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    So the goal was given to Cluedo.

    Here you go Harold…

    https://www.conservatives.com/join

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      No no no, it was ME that decided it was a deflection and it didn’t count. Nice try but I am a great wriggler!

      • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        ;-D

  • caveman December 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    After the Christmas we could all be praising Poch if we have a good festive period!

  • SpurAndy πŸ’Ο€ December 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t those UEFA muppets know anything about Wembleys hoodoo. The tourney is already damned!
    Euro 2020: Wembley to host seven matches after Brussels loses right to host games – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42270759

  • caveman December 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm

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    • killer cushion December 8, 2017 at 7:18 am

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  • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Back to more important issues, how the hell was Jade fired last night? Unbelievable, Jeff.

    • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Bastard spoiler.

      • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        D’you know what? That occurred to literally the second after I hit the “post” button.

        Soz to all concerned.

        • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

          I’m way behind anyhow.

          • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm

            Guess who was the recipient of the Taff “winning bet” shekels…

            • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm

              Unsure. Can we go multiple choice?

    • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      See.

    • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      This is my favourite line-

      “And people trying to put stuff in the media is not welcomed.”

    • caveman December 7, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      No but Mauricio has a few with him and it’s curtains for him.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      That’s a misprint. Its actually Rose says he has no TISSUES with the manager. You see the sun ran an article that Rose and Poch had a joint investment in Kleenex and it went awry, apparently the arti…………. Errrr, I’ll just quit now I think…..😌

      • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        Tissue deal went awry? That’s a blow.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

          πŸ™Œ

  • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Vorm being captain,isn’t it just a cast of him being the eldest player on our side,same as Lloris ?

  • ❀Trumpstacus❀ πŸ’‹ December 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I’m not getting involved in this one.

    • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Says,Trumpstacus

    • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Oh, go on…

  • Horndog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ December 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Will our new signing, Erik M. Lamela, get some minutes on Saturday?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      The M stands for missing.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        Had a go at both teams to score last night,Ruskie bastards let me down for a 7 fold acca.Putin muvva fukers.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm

          Muthafuckas! Its always one goal. I’m still on a cursed run of doom. 15/16 and 13/14 teams last week.

          • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

            Ouch.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

              I’m growing numb to it. I’m defying universal law at this point.

    • Accy December 7, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      I think he probably will. I won’t hold my breath. Expect the worst hope for the best from him.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Haaaa……… Teddies.

    • ❀Trumpstacus❀ πŸ’‹ December 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Prefer a camisole.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

        A January signing from Italy?

  • Horndog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ December 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    ronwol196061
    I think this argument is not going to end up well guys

    This ^

    • Accy December 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I dunno, the Brexit one went pretty well!

  • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Jeez none of the Autobanks in this feckin Country work

    ?itok=CisyQmi5

    • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      I see the faint face of Harry Kane on the wall, it’s a mystery Toyah !

    • legoverlass December 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      So I come all this way and a f**king pigeon does that!

    • ❀Trumpstacus❀ πŸ’‹ December 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Donald J Trump – having the craic.

    • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      “Hmmm, what stone is this? I’d like it for my own wall”

  • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Legoverlass
    I think Pooch is all about his own ego.

    Pochettino ALWAYS refers to the WE aspect of the club when dishing out praise, recognising that it’s a team effort of which he is but one (albeit an important) member. He couldn’t be less about the ego if he tried.

    • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Yeah, he even wrote a book about it

      • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

        So everyone who writes a book is on an ego trip?

        Gotcha.

        • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 1:46 pm

          After a long and celebrated career, not before you’ve won anything. Come on…

          • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

            I’ve not read it but the impression I get is that it’s more of a journal than an autobiography.

            • Accy December 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

              Klopp recently released his autobiography

              • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

                Exactly. Klopp is the ultimate twat. Although he has won trophies…

            • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

              Its in my xmas stocking,looking forward to my xmas baths.

    • caveman December 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Taff, he thinks he’s wonderful. I’m beginning to get fed up with the cryptic shit. He said last night that Spurs got more points than in any other group (16), he was so proud. Gut wrenching, Is there a trophy for that?

      • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        No but wouldn’t we all have been Laughing if he’d have said before the first game that we could get 16 points from the group? He cannot win.

        • caveman December 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          I suppose so, just wanted to rant!

    • legoverlass December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Of course he uses the word “we” that is just part of his coaching style. Just as saying it was a “fantastic team performance” when every man and his dog knows it was a crock of sh*te. I am talking about his personal ambition which i believe is at the forefront of every decision he makes especially when it comes to deciding which match the “we” will be up for and competing in.

      • caveman December 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        100%, we don’t deserve him to be throwing the domestic competitions when we havent the team to win the league of the CL.

  • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Who emboldened the suicide bombers or was that Trump’s fault too?

    I have mixed feelings and certainly a strong bias seeing as I am a Jew and live in Jerusalem. I do think you hit the nail on the head though.

    Extremists and fanatic crazies don’t need an excuse to incite terror.
    How will the three days of rage differ from the thousand years of general pissedoffesness exactly?
    I think that whilst Israel has many faults, the bias in the media is frankly astounding. Hamas are a terrorist organisation that extoll the “martyrs” who kill any infidel, anywhere. Corbyn calls them England’s friends.
    I’m not interested in wading into a debate in which there can be no winners, over a tiny strip of land that both sides needlessly kill over. I genuinely feel the plight of the Palestinians, but it’s shocking how evil Israel are as portrayed by the liberal media and the mindless celebrities.

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      I see the Israelis as decent people, however I am a deeply unbalanced monster.

      • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        I too must be such a monster, to read the facts and come up with such a crazy conclusion.

        • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

          What maniac actually thnks that they are not rational?

        • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

          You don’t have to take any particular side or have any preordained beliefs to understand that Trump’s actions are inflammatory.

          • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 1:59 pm

            But before his action there were no winners and losers?

            • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

              Of course there were. So because there were winners and losers before, that’s ok for his unnecessary actions to create winners and losers? Fakinel. As Yiddo has correctly said, Jerusalem IS the capital or Israel as far as Israelis are concerned, this changes nothing apart from antagonising and tipping a delicately poised and difficult situation.

    • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Every inflammatory act emboldens both radical sides and brings more adherents.
      It suits each other.
      Im not suggest equivelancy in this situation. But Trumps shooting from the hip wont help. On the contrary

      • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm

        If I’ve read that right, that’s probably about the most sensible thing I’ve heard you say. So maybe I got it wRong.

        • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

          You got it rightlish

      • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        You are right in that it means little, Jerusalem was already effectively the capital, the pm lives about ten minutes walk from my flat.
        But it is a strong statement of support that contrasts with the Obama administration and the ridiculous Iran deal.
        In a country that has been Israel’s greatest friend, amid a growing anti Israel attitude, it speaks volumes.
        It’s a big fuck you to the terrorists and makes much more sense than people think.

        • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          If only it was a big fuck you to just terrorists. It isn’t.

        • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

          Yes its effectively ended any hope of a peace that would never come.

        • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm

          But taking away any hope just creates more polarization.
          Enjoy.

          • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm

            Wasn’t much hope for the poor people behind the wall in Gaza, just saying …..

    • Mospur December 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Had Obama done the exact opposite and declared Jerusalem the Capital of Palestine would we be seeing the same level of uproar from the Leftist snowflakes that he has prejudiced a Final Status Issue to be negotiated by the 2 parties… or would there have been jubilant celebrations…

      • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Same level of uproar. Exactly the same.

        • Mospur December 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

          And supposedly 3 days of rage declared by the Israelis who would then proceed to bomb ram and stab people. Give me a break…

          • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

            Who is saying they would? You were talking about the reaction of “leftie snowflakes”.

            • Mospur December 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

              Who would have celebrated a prejudice in favour of Palestine in the same way they support BDS ….

              • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

                You are covering a vast collection of opinions with a fucking flannel. There are extreme views everywhere, on all sides.

            • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

              This us the case with extremusts they paint anyone the other sidevof them with the same brush
              Eventuallyvrationality is thrown out the window

              • Frontwheel 2 December 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

                As usual Ron,you talk a bit of unbiased sense,good man(this is not a political comment)

          • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

            Yhey dont have to ram and stab people. No antagonusts needed when you have Bibi

            • Mospur December 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm

              I forget, they are otherwise occupied with “Ethnic Cleansing”

        • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm

          Indeed

      • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        But he didnt.Thats called a straw man argument. A false narrative

  • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Yiddo

    Dele was played because we were up against a team who’s squad cost a total sum of Β£2m
    It was an attempt to stave off his accusers. Look, he scored a hat trick!
    It was the same reason that Nkoudou and Llorente suddenly look amazing.
    Alas, he was somehow *still* total shit.

    Indeed, the same team that also beat Dortmund.

    There’s a malaise at THFC, they win one amazing game then take the rest of the season off.

  • caveman December 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I think Poch has a dilemma on his hands. There’s a few players with a stinking attitude. Dele is one and Rose is another. With our limited squad that’s not giving the team a chance, we need them all on board. Remember Adybayour, Kabull and the lennon. Same problem different season but it’s fucking up our season. If you don’t pay the piper the ‘ego’s’ revolt and that’s what happening.

    • legoverlass December 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Why is it that our clubs appears to suffer with this “ego” issue with players and this “complacency issue” with players more than the other top clubs. Could it be something to do with the Levy business model that lets our own players see us as a “small club” by constantly selling off players to our direct competitors, by constantly not investing in the squad for success in the transfer windows but always selling off players to finance new ones at a lower price and end up with a zero net spend, by not paying our players the market rate and using an “Academy Philosophy” that never produces to justify it and allowing players like Toby to possibly one of the best players in his position in the world to walk away from us. Is it perhaps all of these things combined I wonder ?

      • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        I blame Levy.

        • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

          Since when? I wish you’d told us. Have you left Ron in control of the memos again?

  • TheCincinnatiYid December 7, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Wow! And I was glad Spurs won. Also that Soldier Ferd and N’Voodoo scored. Confidence building all around. Including trusting Vorm with the armband. A classy move.

    Spurs won’t win a pot. If Poch was working for ownership with an open wallet we could judge him fairly. Levy is like an anchor around his neck.

    • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Poch can leave if he wants Cinci but he doesnt want to so what anchor has he around his neck?

  • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    ronwol196061
    Conflict brings money and guns to both sides. They are in business together.

    This

    • Horndog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ December 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Ron, do the blog rules allow a fella to β€œthis” his own comment?

      • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        That

        • Horndog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ December 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

          Thus

      • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        Just when I thought I’d seen it all…

        • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          Thy

  • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Ron, I appreciate you’re nuts, but are you genuinely unaware of the whole Palestine/Israel predates The Donald?

    It does and its a crazy move.
    This will charge things up more.
    The relgious and extremist fanatics on both sides are emboldened now more than ever.

  • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Sexy Beast
    Ronnie nuts πŸ₯œ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    The past we know Its the future thats the problem.Trump is on fast forward no matter what.
    The End is Nigh and quicker than its ever been.
    The man is not a genius. He is a maniac gambler. Yes it works sometimes and sometimes not. Go Home or Go BOOM FFS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yiddo December 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Dele was played because we were up against a team who’s squad cost a total sum of Β£2m
    It was an attempt to stave off his accusers. Look, he scored a hat trick!
    It was the same reason that Nkoudou and Llorente suddenly look amazing.
    Alas, he was somehow *still* total shit.

  • Accy December 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    By rights Dele should have been the stand out player last night – he wasn’t – quite unremarkable. Odd considering we originally bought him as a box to box player.

    Poch moved him forward. Presumably bringing him back into midfield is to get him more involved with the game? Unfortunately, this just serves to highlight his League 1 qualities on the ball.

    His best attribute is making runs into the box, but I do now agree he offers little else.

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      It was a showcase for Dele and as ever he did sod all.

  • HM Son December 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t understand Mauricio’s thought process when choosing a captain. We need a Roy Keen type captain who can kicks Deli’s ass during the game when he puts on the ‘Big time Charlie’ act. Lloris and Kane are not captain material. Toby should be our captain with Wanyama vice captain.

  • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    The lights all went out in Massechutes, Masseshcutes, Massecheusses, oh feck Maine.

    • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Good song

  • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Serge Aurier continues to masquerade as a footballer. Even against such limited opposition as Apoel (one decent cross aside) he looked short of the standard required. It’s becoming increasingly obvious with each passing game just why PSG (a club on the up) were prepared to let him go.

    If Kyle Walker-Peters had had the game time that has been given to Aurier we’d probably have a Premier League-ready footballer by now. As it is were lumbered with a liability who might well end up costing us in the long run.

    • Accy December 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      hard to disagree

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      It might rain to the tomorrow

      • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        As the great Winston Churchill once said, “It might well do, but Serge Aurier will still be shit.”

        • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

          Heheheh

    • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Sorry Unk, not wit ya on this. He’ll be beastly by the end of the season.

      • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        I may be wonderful FoFfy, but I think you’re wrong.

    • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      I actually think he will turn out to be a very good player,needs to get a it more power.He has all the confidence and talent,i think just needs some weight behind what he does

      • Accy December 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        I think he’s yet another one with a poor first touch.

        • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

          He could be tying too hard.He obviously wants to prove himself and he maybe getting ahead of himself.Give the kid a chance

          • Accy December 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

            Poch hasn’t in a year and a half…

          • SpurAndy πŸ’Ο€ December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

            Ron normally agree with a lot of your postglish but sometimes you’ve just got to let it go. Don’t think we’ve seen anything to suggest he’s go what it takes. Average at best and not good enough to stop some of the kids from having a chance.

            • UnkleTaff December 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

              That’s pretty much how I see it. He looked half-decent yesterday but he really wasn’t up against much at all.

            • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 12:53 pm

              Yesh.

            • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm

              Lets see how it plays out Im not stuck on Nkoudoo

  • richspurs December 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Oh … and the red mist, she descended over Oreo, again. Shoulda been sent off in my book. Eh Chatterburg???

  • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Has Poch done a great job is a bit like asking has Levy done a great job.

    Or more pertinently, did the drugged drunk driver who ran you home without you dying do a good job?

    Compared to being dead on a rival at A&E Poch and Levy are thoroughbred winners. Champions of not dying nastily.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      That is a fucking good analogy.

      • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        I’m fucking full of ’em!

  • Camus December 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

    A hangover from the last blog…
    101 Great Goals with the scoop “Does Danny Rose hate Moussa Dembele because he didn’t smile as much when he shook Dembele’s hand as he did when he shook N’Koudou’s?”

    Tomorrow, they will run with “Does Eric Dier hate Jan Vertonghen because his hair is slightly longer and when they were in the lunch queue Jan picked up a strawberry milkshake?”

    Stay tuned.

  • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

    https://ninetyminutesonline.com/pochettino-says-happy-spurs-players-performance/

    I didnt see the game but this contrasts with some of the comments about Nkoudoo on here yesterday

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Fake news site, Ron. Putin funded.

      • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

        You are right its all dubbed in North Korea

  • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Trump is neither a competent Politician nor a Diplomat, he is setting World Politics back decades to win over a few voters at home. He just drops his grenades where they will do most damage and moves on leaving others to clear up the aftermath.

    • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Alternatively one might suggest that he is supporting a fellow politician who has given him lots of support whilst the majority have been cunts to his face……

      • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 11:34 am

        Are you trying to tell me that the Jerusalem statement was for anything but his own interests? That it is in any way helpful to the peace process?

        • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

          There is no peace process. Those fucking lunatics will keep blowing each up forever. This is a good move.

          • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

            We said that about Ireland 30 years ago. A problem that can’t be solved. I can’t think of a single reason why this is a good move.

            • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

              There is a problem of the peace process. On one side Israel control the status quo
              On the other side there are practical problems and extremist viewpoints. The practical cN be dorted somewhat but not perfect..the radical religious view is more difficult.
              Its a tough one to solve and up to now just managed by Israel and Id rather they had control. But they have to watch their arses.
              A fair Peace would be beautiful. But one bullet on the other side can end that as there is no basis for democracy in that world

            • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm

              The impasse has drifted on for far too long. Nothing is certain in this life but not doing something because it might upset some loon with dynamite strapped to him isn’t a wise decision

              • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm

                Its not that its exactly not about the loons.
                Nothing pulls together the arab world as much as hate for Israel. Israel has been used by all the dictators for years to get people to stop thinking about their own bullshit.
                It just adds more to that fire.
                It diminishes the more centrist palestinians and brings more to the extremists.
                It also gives more power to the Israeli ultra right.
                Love a fight do you?

              • Freund or Foe December 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

                If it was only about upsetting a few loons, then I’d agree with you. But it’s not.

          • Mudslider December 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

            yup

        • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

          He thinks that doing all the campaign promises is in lieu of actually being able to think and rationally think things out

        • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:43 am

          I think it was an unneccessary inflamatory move and only done by Trump to show that he is doing his campaign promises. This they were going to use as a negotiating tool to help solve the peace process if the sides would have come to the table.This just blew up the table

        • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 11:46 am

          Previous Presidents sat on the decision of Congress for 22 years for good reason, Trump wants to be seen as the President who gets things done, this will spectacularly backfire but by then he’ll have moved on with another grenade.

          • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

            Has you account been hacked by RealFan?

            Lots of conjecture and sounding hurt – no specifics.

            Whaaa whaaa he’s orange, whaaa whaaa it’s a wig whaaa whaaa

            • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

              Trump is very like yourself, you drop an inflamatory article on the blog for nothing but hits, with him it’s votes, two very powerful people in the New World Order.

              • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

                Raz its business on all sides. We all have to make a living

                • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

                  Do you think Shylock was nessessarily a bad carachter, no, because after all he had a living to make !

                  • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

                    This was fiction might I remind you Raz

                    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

                      Hahahahaha

              • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

                Raz, perhaps it’s because you have a personality disorder you presume others do too. I actually mean and stand by everything I blog.

                Sorry if this stuns you. Not my fault.

                • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

                  Thats Scary!

                  • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

                    And you think i have a personality disorder, tell that to the imaginary cleaner !

                    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm

                      Oh dear ITK bothering.

              • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

                Trump is fighting the new world order Raz, don’t you get that?
                They control the mainstream narrative which attack Trump for every single thing he does, even the good stuff

                • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm

                  You’re watching too much Fox News, Trump has only 33% approval rating, lowest of any President in Office. His promises go,on the back burner, adulation of the masses is his aim, at whatever cost.

                  • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm

                    And you trust polls? Has recent history not had any effect on your thought process in regards to polls Raz? The polls were faked up pre election and what chance of them being accurate now? 🧐πŸ€₯πŸ€₯πŸ€₯

      • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

        This move emboldened the extremists on both sides. Extremists are always in cahoots.

        • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:51 am

          Who emboldened the suicide bombers or was that Trump’s fault too?

          • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

            What suicide bombers.A few whacko jobs that go over the top? Trump is giving them more reason to do that. The other side will get more extremists because of this. This is classic.

            • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

              Ron, I appreciate you’re nuts, but are you genuinely unaware of the whole Palestine/Israel predates The Donald?

              • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

                Ronnie nuts πŸ₯œ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:51 am

          Conflict brings money and guns to both sides. They are in business together.

    • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

      7 years to go Raz, get used to it πŸ‘

      • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

        Sexy are the russians that good?

        • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

          Oh yeah Trump is in Putins pocket right? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
          CNN has frazzled your brain Ronnie, you should switch over to Infowars for some real news πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

          • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

            Yeah right

    • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Trump is a genius and you’re just sore you backed the wrong horse.

      • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

        Trump hasnt backed a winner yet

        • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:29 am

          He IS the winner Ronnie

          Second term in the bank

          • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

            The Bank?

            Not sure if he will get out of Alcatraz on a free

            • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

              That’s a CNN pipe dream πŸ˜‚

              • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

                Or maybe its the 65% that dont approve of him

                • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

                  Ahhhh the pollsters…….
                  Them pollsters who had Hitlery at 12 points in front of The Donald?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
                  When will you ever get it the mainstream is the fakestream??

                  • ronwol196061πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ December 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

                    Believe what you will

          • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

            Yea, so much for the 65ft Mexican Wall which they would build and pay for. Ace move opting out of Climate Change policy, they produce the sh*t and everyone else clears it up.

            • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

              I think this argument is not going to end up well guys

            • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

              Climate change?? 🀣
              Have a look at the agreement Osama bin Obama signed before knocking Trump for pulling out Raz.
              He is on record as saying he is happy to sign a fairer one for the USA if they want…..

              • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:47 am

                What climate change there is no climate change Thats fake news isnt it?

                No that is fake news

                • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

                  Go down to the Levy’s during a hurricaine, you might change your mind !

                  • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

                    You didnt get it did you

                    • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

                      I ron y

                    • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

                      I Rony Raz,I Rony

                  • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

                    Hurricanes didn’t they occur pre Trump ? Get your heads out of the mainstream sand, it’s not all Trumps fault

                    • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

                      No he didnt cause the hurricanes you are right

                    • Mad Carew December 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

                      Frequency

  • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

    All managers need ego. But it’s as ever about context. Poch doesn’t look to me like he’s going o be a great manager. Great managers win stuff.

    All these fucking photos with his arm around these fuckers he’s bestowed contract extensions upon. Whoopee do.

    As Legover says the Academy Gold is that moody pyrite stuff, nothing more.

    Making predictions is folly but we’ll be out the FA Cup faster than you can say ‘ah yes, but what an extraordinary run we had in the Champions League, topping our group with some degree of style!’

    It makes me angry that people are still falling for this horse shit.

    Supporting a football club for some of you tossers has become as emotional as getting an update on an investment portfolio.

    Ha! See what I did there?! That’s what we are…

    Ta Daaaaaaaaah!

    • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

      You miserable bastard! πŸ˜‚
      Can’t win can he? Top the group and perhaps avoid a Barca or PSG in the R16 and you’re still moaning, last night was surely about getting a win to breed a little confidence back into the team?
      We are lucky to have MP can’t we get behind him?
      Playing a season in a neutral venue with as much atmosphere as Mars will likely mean we don’t achieve what we are more than capable of (running City/Utd close) but we are still a fabulous young team who are missing two Very Very influential players and don’t forget MP is one of the youngest coaches in the league.
      Cheer up and have a mince pie πŸ₯§

      • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

        If I could I would fine and or imprison you for the use of ‘fabulous young team’ total hogwash.

        • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

          Yes or no, are we not miles better now than when he took over??

          • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

            Homelessness figures in the UK are at record levels.

            Yes or no, are these people better off than homeless people in the UK at the time of Charles Dickens?

            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!
            Yes or no!

            And it’s forecast to get worse https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/10/uk-homeless-expected-double-2041-charity-crisis-warns

            So in fact, if you’re homeless now, you’re virtually a lottery winner.

            What was the question again?

            • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

              Can I mention Brexit or not?

            • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:39 am

              You surely don’t read that leftist propaganda do you? πŸ™ˆ

              • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

                Yeah, the Guardian construct the homeless figures. Great comment. Illuminating.

                • Harry Hotspur December 7, 2017 at 11:47 am

                  Here’s the Crisis website https://www.crisis.org.uk

                  Probably all made up. Maybe email them in some jokes and tell them to cheer up and have a mince pie.

        • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

          I do think that Poch has done a great job. But is he perfect absolutely not. He may be lacking in a bit of creativity but he is molding a team together and its not the finished article.

        • Sexy Beast December 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

          In prison me?
          Are you The Boy Stalin?πŸ˜‚
          How many years in the Gulag?

  • SpurAndy πŸ’Ο€ December 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Must admit I was surprised at the introduction of Dembele. Other than a moment of insanity I can only think this was to improve his match fitness having been out for a lot of the season. Then again if the hips are lying not such a good decision anyway.

  • Legoverlass December 7, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I think Pooch is all about his own ego. The CL is the competition he favours the most because it looks the best on his CV. Topping the group over Real Madrid massages his inflated opinion of himself. He knows the EPL is a busted flush.The FACup will be jettisoned if we progress further in the knock out stages of the CL. Yesterday we should have seen some of the gold nuggets that Levy talks about in the Academy being given a run out but Pooch wanted to finish the group stage with a win rather than risk them and we all know most of these gold nuggets are fools gold. I fear it will be business as usual on Saturday with a park the bus Stoke attacking on the break against a shaky defence without Sanchez and Toby and a tippy tippy sideways momentum that runs out of steam in the last third.Maybe Kane will be fresher on Saturday with the rest and maybe Eriksen will have woken up from the coma he has been in since he scored a hatrick for Denmark.

    • SpurAndy πŸ’Ο€ December 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

      The first few sentences basically describe every manager. They all have big egos, they all want a good CV and they all have a high opinion of themselves. Anything less and they wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the job. They’d be hiding in the toilet afraid to come out.

      • ronwol196061 December 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

        Most people want the best for themselves and the good ones give back
        Mother Theresa would probably make a so so manager at least heralded less than Mourinho and Ferguson

  • Spurs est_1882 December 7, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Who would you have made captain? I probably would have chose Lorente, but many defenders don’t like strikers as captains. Plus Vorm has the years over Lorente playing for Spurs. Less bothered by that than playing Ali. I would hope it was because Ali is not playing at the weekend, but then he also played Son.

  • McG ⚽⚽ December 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

    That dolly’s been spray tanned.