Date: 13th September 2017 at 2:34pm
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Tottenham could arguably never catch Dortmund at a better time. If they have any chance of progressing in the Champions League we should settle for nothing less than a win.

How do we go about that? By bringing the fight to ze Germans. We’re at home (may the merciful Lard have mercy upon my Bombay Gin soaked soul for eve suggesting it) and whatever hopes of bravado the Borussians might have we need to get into ’em.

I recall watching Spurs in a now deceased bar with my now deceased father (he snuffed it) and screaming ‘get into ’em!’ to which dad replied ‘salient tactical advise as ever, from my Number One Son’, to which a fan of the opposing side replied, ‘In fairness, that prick’s got a fakin’ point’.

What’s YOUR Spurs side to send the sausage munching bar stewards back home again with their bratwursts between their legs?

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

  • maximum spursman September 13, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Just returned from a really important win for the mighty Spurs. Read most of the comments and a lot I agree with. The way it started I thought it could be 10-10! Felt Moussa was way of pace in first half and despite his assists thought Erikson was a no-show (first half) when, like against Burnley, he was under pressure with no space. They are a good team and we couldn’t touch them in midfield although second half we did step up. It was strange to see domination of the ball by the opposition against us – I don’t believe we were, expressly, set up for counter attack – but being more clinical early in the second half could have put the game to bed sooner. Kept thinking we needed a fourth goal to make sure! Nilly, you are one luck sob!😀

  • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    There is an newer blog which isn’t showing up on the list. People are posting on this one and that one at the moment.

    http://theboyhotspur.com/your-not-klopping-any-more/

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    We needed that result. Knew they had injury’s but didn’t realise they had 9 first team players out. Abamayangs goal was absolutely fine, can’t understand how a linesman looking across the line can give offside when the attackers behind it. Lucky for us he was a plank. (Or bent). Think that was a record short time for highlights on TV. They skipped over us pretty quick, couldn’t wait to get to city, Liverpool etc. Twats.

  • Lemon September 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Re super Jan, I can understand why it was a yellow card albeit I disagree with it. Shouldn’t bother appealing. Can’t see it being overturned

  • Lemon September 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    My opinion on this is that if Dortmund were in the premier league, they would be challenging for the title. It is a big if but that is what I think. The fact that we have won, regardless of whether we should have based on pointless possession stats, is irrelevant. Great win. We looked very good against a great team. COYS

  • 89Spurs 👁 September 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Well done you Spurs. What a great start to the campaign in the ECL. They are a tough side 2 in The Bundes league. A good effort by all. Management of the team was spot on with what was available player wise. Things are looking good, for the team and the squad. We’re in there fighting against the best in Europe. From a bed wetting flat earther.

  • DC Hotspur September 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    We’ve got Aurier, Serge Aurier, I just don’t think you understand. He’s a really stupid talker but he’s better than Kyle Walker, we’ve got Serge Aurier.

    • East Stand September 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Like it!!

  • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Some good finishing saved us. We’ve got the points so game on!

    Let’s hope Jan can get that red overturned, the officials were distinctly erratic.

    • Willy Juice September 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      was it a second yellow???

      • East Stand September 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        Dunno, only saw part of 2nd half. It will be appealed and probably overturned. From what I hear it was a shocking decision by the ref. The officiating seems to have been rather pony n’ trap…

      • UnkleTaff September 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        Yes.

        So no chance of an appeal.

    • East Stand September 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Had their goal not been ruled out it could have been a very different result. Overall though we did what we needed to do.

      Oreo looks better than Walker already and Sanchez’ introduction alongside his Ajax molded colleges has been seamless.

      Let’s hope this will be the start of a decent ‘home’ run, Dortmund are no mugs and to come through it well might help a lot psychologically.

      Onwards and upwards! COYFS

  • Caspurs September 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Fook yeah !!

  • AntSpurs September 13, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Brilliant

  • Mark Esky September 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Managerial masterclass.
    Good to see mauricio mix it up

  • AntSpurs September 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    We are magnificent. Verts is immense

  • East Stand September 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Annoyingly typically German and efficient. Our lot need to grow a pair…

  • Sid Trotter September 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Feck

    • Caspurs September 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Oi, wind your fek in.

  • Mark Esky September 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I really hope this is a game plan and they are not this much better than us

  • legoverlass September 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Dembele and Dier need to get hold of that midfield as we are getting overrun and pushed to deep into our half..

  • Al September 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Get in that bag!

  • Harry Hotspur September 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Hartley™ September 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    🐓
    ⚽️ Come on you overpaid pansies, lets teach Jerry a lesson.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      What about Tom

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Still Nil Nil
    Evening peeps.
    I am at Wembley tonight working (Fulton Rd junction with Wembley way standing by or in a riot van (a silver one) should anybody wish to say hello.
    Just met ossie ardiles, ray clemence, pat Jennings and Gary mabbutt and got a nice pic of me with them (spursty may be postingbit at some point.
    A nice win with a decent performance would be nice.

    You ARE a riot Still!!!!!

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    If our system doesnt create then best to add Llorente ans use Kane as the 10 and take off Son

    • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      After being over run for 20 mins Poch will have to change things, we can’t afford to have the wide men unused, winning the midfield battle is crucial, these guys are no mugs.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

        Eriksen and Dembele and Dier inside is not so bad

  • UnkleTaff September 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Spain midfielder Marco Asensio will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia because of a pimple that became infected as a consequence of him shaving his legs.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      As some bloke on talksport said – can you imagine Dave Mackay doing that?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        Dave used to get boils no kidfing that kept him.out of a coupke of games really

        • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm

          oh right – maybe he was being serious then

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

            Maybe it was before his time

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Is he available on the second leg?

      • caveman September 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Jake the peg!

    • 💋 September 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      It’s awful when that happens. Speshly in the groin area.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        Spot on!

      • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

        Is that near Sarfend?

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm

          Speshly-on-thames

          DD has tea there,speshly

        • 💋 September 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

          St the arse end.

          • 💋 September 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

            *At

            • Hartley™ September 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm

              * In

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

                Bye

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      That’s a f*ck off to Dirtmound.

    • Jimmylofi September 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Spot on.

  • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Surprised that the Man City Keeper with the broken face is fit to play tonight.

  • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Bet Dele Alli’s feeling sick to miss this match. Be interesting to see how we do without him.

    • caveman September 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      No Spursy, he’s probably thinking, poor Spurs, they have to without God! His arrogance is at such a high right now.

  • Elevenstonedidiots September 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I would not argue with the above side. It has a ‘thou shalt not pass’ mixed with a sprinkling of in ‘your face’ attacking flair to it. Treat every ‘home’ game like its a fuckin cup final and the Wembley jinx is sorted. If Only!

  • mikespurs September 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Very excited for today. Glad it looks like we will take them on instead of throwing……excuse me, rotating, the match away like last time. Stuck at work but hopefully be able to sneak away to a bar to get “paperwork” done. COYS

    • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Good luck with that paperwork.

    • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      I wonder about this guy. Saw him at my last match at WHL, U23 match after Ugo Ehiogu had died. He had tricks but no substance imho. We’ll see how he develops.

    • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Dortmund kids already beaten, poor goalkeeping. We saw Townsend doing all this as a kid. Let’s hope Edwards listens to his coaches because that’s what Andros didn’t do.

  • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Evening peeps.
    I am at Wembley tonight working (Fulton Rd junction with Wembley way standing by or in a riot van (a silver one) should anybody wish to say hello.
    Just met ossie ardiles, ray clemence, pat Jennings and Gary mabbutt and got a nice pic of me with them (spursty may be postingbit at some point.
    A nice win with a decent performance would be nice.

    • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Ray clemence is still recovering from his cancer and can hardly speak but looked healthy.
      He said he’s got his last bit of treatment this week.
      I wished him well on behalf of us all as I did with mabbs after his illness.
      Pat and ossie look great as always.
      They asked me for my autograph but I said no.
      Cheeky chappies.

      • caveman September 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm

        Nilly, you do a dangerous job but look at the people you meet. I’m jealous.

        • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

          Yeah I’ve been very lucky.
          Those guys are perfect gentlemen.

          • caveman September 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

            It’s amazing how Ray Clemence worked for Liverpool for many years and Spurs for less time, but he’s a real yiddo. Love the man.

            • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

              I met PJ at the Danny Blanchflower Blue Plaque unveiling, amazing how quiet and unassuming the big man is, a true Gent, never met Ozzie, would love to.

              • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

                I remember when ossie signed for Spurs, and after one match I ran onto the pitch (as some did) when I was 10 and walked off between ossie and Glenn and both held my hand as they walked off
                Love those guys

              • Hartley™ September 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm

                I’ve had a ciggerette with Ossie outside the Dorchester, couldn’t understand a fucking word he said.

                • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

                  Was that ossie Osborne?

                  • Hartley™ September 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

                    It was on the sabbath and he was slightly paranoid.

          • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm

            I hope it’s quiet for you Nilly. Great to hear about those legends.

            Ossie’s going to Wembley again!

            Take care.

            • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

              Cheers glos, just a shame I can’t watch it!

              Hope you lot enjoy it, a good win would be nice.

              Not just a win, but a win with style, panache and 3 or 4 nil.

              Show some intent to the group and the rest of Europe

  • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I would really like to see Aurier tearing down that wing. I want to see how good he is. It will be good to get a proper look at Sanchez too. Cannot wait for this match.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Spursy, yes, I am excited!

      • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        Me, too, matey! Got a pot of Spag Bol all cooked. Am waiting for my kid to finish footie training, then home, eat and BT Sport for what I hope is a really great night!

        • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

          Just got our living room floor laid, so after a celebratory cheese roll it’s onto the footy!

          • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

            Lol my kind of fan!
            Prediction matey? Me, a cheeky 2-0.

            • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

              I put lol cos I thought you were going to roll over the floor when we score!

              • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm

                Isn’t that normal behaviour?

                • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm

                  3-0

  • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Liverpool v Sevilla BT Sport 2
    Tottenham v Dortmund BT Sport 3
    Feyenoord v Man City BT Sport ESPN

    all 7:45 KO, progs begin at 7:00pm

  • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    4-0 pretty comprehensive, sent those Krauts home with a flea in their ear !

  • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    We need to play 4 at the back with our FB’s getting at their wingers, if we don’t dominate the midfield they will have us running about like headless chickens.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      nah, gotta be 3 at the back and play Aurier

      • Mad Carew September 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

        Dortmund are suspect at the back, good news for us but they are very strong midfield with PEA upfront, we must nullify the midfield threat so 4 at the back with an extra man in m/f and use our subs wisely and early if reqd.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Super save from our young’un.

  • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Win or bust tonight.

    Death or glory.

    Pepsi or Coke.

    Jam or marmalade.

    Full English or Continental.

    • mikespurs September 13, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Win
      Death
      Coke
      Marmalade
      Continental
      Thats my picks for ya

      • 89Spurs 👁 September 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm

        What no Marmite!

        • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

          Or lemon curd!

    • Willie! September 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Win, glory, neither – nutella, neither – bong hits and a triple espresso

      • Spursy September 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        Yeah, what about the Nutella?!

  • Shelf-Side September 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hi guys! Part time poster, full time reader here. Could do with some advice please. Just arrived at Wembley Central and looking for Spurs pubs? Any recommendations gratefully received.

    • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      I reckon you could choose any today! Green Man is where some of the reprobates from this blog go, so try to avoid that.

      • Shelf-Side September 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

        Thanks buddy.

        COYS

        • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

          Enjoy!

    • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      The green man has the away fans in it tonight.
      Avoid this pub

      • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

        Ah. Thanks Nilster.

      • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm

        I hope Mys didn’t get there already!

      • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

        Will you be on The Walk again? I’ll look out for you.

        • Still Nil Nil September 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

          I am, see above

  • Moniker Levynsky September 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’d prefer a win, but I’m willing to settle for a win. Either way it’s okay.

    • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      A draw would set us up nicely to finish third and another crack at the Europa.

      I think not.

  • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    The dam’s got to burst one day.

    Today’s the day we thrash someone at Wembley.

  • McG September 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The side mentioned above is the one I’d like to see also. Will Poch trust in Aurier for such a high profile debut? I kinda hope so.

    • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I think he’ll be on the bench with Llorente but both will come on second half.

  • richspurs September 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Wemberlee so beeg. We can sneak a 12th man in there somewhere?!?!

  • BORU September 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Some goal from Edwards

    • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      It looked fantastic on the live blog feed I`m reading.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Fakin missed it making some tea!

  • SpurAndy 🍒π September 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Just want the fackin team to win. Don’t know who should play, I’ll leave it to the Pochmeister.

    • Moniker Levynsky September 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      That’s about as good as my selection

  • Spiderneil September 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I’d switch Sanchez to the middle of the back three and have Dier sitting in front, then I’d have an interchangeable 3 behind Llorente of Kane/Eriksen/Mousa

    • Spiderneil September 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      But otherwise the same

    • Chi Y-Word September 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Agree with Sanchez to the middle, but that almost negates the need for Dier to sit.

      I’d go with Dier and Dembele recycling behind Sonny and (Cher) Eriksen, all behind Kane.

  • BORU September 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Spurs kids look good to be fair,hope the biglads play this well tonight.coys

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    3-0

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    2-0

    • OrganicPaper September 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Do you know where its being played? Looks like my local park!

      • OrganicPaper September 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        3-0!
        Id take that later tonight!

      • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        Hotspur Way.

  • BORU September 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Plenty of haircuts on bt now,not many tats,but it’s early days for them

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of the idea that Kane can now play in behind Llorente. I personally hope that doesn’t become a regular option. We have perhaps the best centre forward in the world…. Yep, that’s right….he’s scored over 100 goals in 3 seasons, why start to play him out of position? He ain’t this Sheringham type that’s been suggested. He could play there at a push but there’s no advantage moving him. Rest him yes and then the old geezer can come in and replace him. This is why we needed more creative options to play in behind.

    • Camus September 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Yup.

    • McG September 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      eggzaggerly.

  • Willie! September 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I’d probably go with the blog lineup, but would be tempted to play 4-2-3-1, Dier on the bench, Dirty as the DM paired with Dembele:

    Aurier Toby Jan Davies
    —–Sanchez–Dembele
    Son– Eriksen– Kane
    —–Nando Calrizian

  • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Edwards scores against Dortmund. Penalty, after being brought dribbling into the box.

    • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      *down

  • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    We`re looking good for the title, chaps. A first innings lead over Warwickshire of 68 with 5 wickets remaining.

    • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Gloucestershire?

      • Freund or Foe September 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        Tee hee. Div 2 mid table mediocrity for you I`m afraid.

  • AntSpurs September 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    This line up for me too. Son has to play with his record against the Germans. 5 in 5 I think. Up and at em from the off. A glorious victory tonight please boys. A real statement of intent (cliche I know but fucking true nevertheless). Let’s ‘ave it. COOOOOOOYYYYSSSSS! Icing on the cake if Sissy can get one 😂. Enjoy All 🍺🍺

  • TopOfThePochs September 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Spot on with that line-up.
    Shame theres no big vic to smash the living daylights outta their counter attacks but that’ll do for me.
    Sissoko & Llorente in reserve to come on and batter them when their legs are less fresh.
    Get in ’em! They don’t like it up ’em!

  • Gus September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    That’s a powerful team. Let’s hit them with both barrels

    • 💋 September 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      That’s intricately clipped pubic hair.

      • Aussie in Switzerland September 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

        I don’t know any women with hair all the way up to here guts……fuck me, what monsters have you been with

        • gloster1861 September 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

          You wait till you see the gals supporting Apoel Nicosia!

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      I think I’m going to cry.

      • 💋 September 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        You’re having yours plucked?

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

          I’m plucked and ready for the oven.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Repetition.

      Mornington Crescent.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 September 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Wurfit.

        • Gus September 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

          More likely they’d be watching on the small screen

  • Gus September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    In Llorente we have a guy who can come on and make things happen if we need to chase the game. Hopefully we play less tikka takka and more assertive like we did versus Everton. Of course Dortmund might have something to say about that

    • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Can Llorente make things happen? I get the feeling he’ll be on the end of other people’s efforts to make things happen.

      Haven’t seen him play much other than highlights, but he looks like a poacher with good hold-up play.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        He is great with his head so we may get some chances that way from Aurier and Davies et al

      • Gus September 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        I mean cross the ball into the box and he’ll get after it

  • Totspurs September 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Which Mousa?

    • TopOfThePochs September 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Dembele surely?

      • Pichichispurs September 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

        Hope so. Otherwise we dead meat

    • Spiderneil September 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Mousa = Dembele
      Moussa = Sissoko

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    This is good to kick it off but is Son inneffective would put Llorente on for him
    And switch Eriksen to more left handed
    We Kane in the 10

    • AccringtonSpurs September 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      left handed?

      Let’s hope he uses his feet!

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

        Accrington Ill take the semantics

    • TopOfThePochs September 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Sons experience in the german league will hopefully give an edge to his game in this match, plus he’ll be fresh.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        Of course but his timing hasnt been the best since coming back so may need more time but starting him is good and if not put Llorente on