Date: 19th September 2017 at 3:00pm
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Poch said: “If we are going to try to win the Carabao Cup or FA Cup, and forget the Premier League or Champions League, it’s a big mistake.”

Possibly the daftest thing I’ve heard since ‘Playing at Wembley for a season is a good idea’.

As ever the strategy at Spurs is focused upon finances, rather than the football.

The unmitaged joy of winning a trophy and the ripples of goodwill it would spread throughout the fanbase play second fiddle to banking more cash.

“The project here at Tottenham is to try to win the Premier League or the Champions League. For me, that is the two big trophies.”

Okay, I would love to win the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup for our fans. But Tottenham must build a project with the possibility to fight for the Champions League or Premier League – sorry, first of all it is the Premier League and then the Champions League.”

So we’re going to throw the domestic cups again.

Marvellous. Come On You Spreadsheets!

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

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    My God their going on about the Lukaku song again!? Adrian Durham in all seriousness just mentioned Rosa Parks. Ffs!? Getting a bit far off the trail here….

  • Mad Carew September 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Fear not fellow Spuds, if you can’t get a stream i’ll be giving a right rivetting live update on the game, well all the sillyant moves at least, right here on da blag !

    • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      will it be on donk?

  • spursmyarse September 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Makes no difference what we Prioritiize, we will win Fuck All !

    • McG September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      You don’t sounds like a yiddo!

    • A waddle and a fork September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Well even the biggest complainers on here don’t think that! What would be the point!!!

  • A waddle and a fork September 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    It’s what I said yesterday

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    This is a slight against you Harry!!! That bastard Pochettino!!!!
    Fuck the prick loves Wembley but loves The FA Cup..how confusing this is.He has never walked up those hallowed steps…Ive done it in my dreams when I was 14…..scored the winner too….then got the Golden Boot from me Mum

    • A waddle and a fork September 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      I bet we all had that dream

      • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm

        In mine there was an escalator.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Would it have been an option hypothetically to play champions league matches at Wembley and domestic league and cup matches at MK? Even that may have helped stem the flow of disaster.

    • MiT September 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      What disaster ?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        …….if you have to ask.

        • MiT September 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

          Are you speaking of attendance, or of performance ?

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm

            You may chuck it all in there together.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

          OK, I’ll give it till 9.45 till I use a big dramatic word like that.😋

        • MiT September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

          Oy, I do struggle to keep up with the blogging. Always on the move. I even struggle to get the name of the opposition straight – mind is muddled with too many stimuli. Cheers, sir… Honest question, nothing else intended.

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm

            👍 with the one of occasion feel of CL, it lends itself better to Wembers, but for the bread and butter Stadium MK could have been better suited, attendance wise especially on nights like tonight.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm

              *one off

            • MiT September 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm

              Gotcha.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

                Didn’t intend too sound arsey, I was just Larkin’ about.😊

  • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

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    • MysteriousStranger September 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      👍🏻

      • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        Wot MS says.

        • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm

          What happened? Did McG post a pic of some knockers again?

  • MiT September 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Barnet, Barnsley, Barnyard, something with a barn in it. COYS. Rip the back off of the net and move on in the comp.

  • McG September 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    With such a small turnout expected tonight, you’d have thought silly prices were order of the day, get a few in & support the reserves. As for throwing the league & FA cup, surely the way to go is weakened sides in the early rounds (youth/rotation), then if we get anywhere close to winning either, bring in the big guns, winning a trophy has to be worth a go, that’s how I see it playing out. These are the games for Lloente to start, get him some shootin practice whilst blooding the likes of 4th etc. Gutted I can’t watch it tonight, quite enjoy taking a look at some of our youngsters…

    • MiT September 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Curious to see if Foyth has a future. His film shows him to be quick, and good in the air. A few others I look forward to seeing as well.

    • MysteriousStranger September 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      £10 an adult ticket/£5 for juniors is pretty cheap. You think they should be £5/£2.50?

      • McG September 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm

        Yep, that’s pretty good actually. Couldda just said kids for free as it goes, but you can’t complain at those prices.

      • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

        I think people will get value for money. A total waste of time and effort.

        I was told there’s about 16,500 sold earlier.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Wow. That is cheap for enic. They must be shitting it!

  • Mad Carew September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Gazza

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Ahhh, our 3rd choice? Tonight Matthew I’m going to beeeee……. Tottenham’s No1!

  • Mad Carew September 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Wait until you see tonights teamsheet before throwing the trowel in and the tactics Oy vey

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      I couldn’t even Start to guess what team poch will pick.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

        Barnsley’s?

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

          Davies
          Yiadona Jackson. McDonald. McCarthy

          Williams. Moncur

          Mowat. Bradshaw. Potts

          Ugbo
          ??

          • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm

            Three at the back, cool!
            But since when has Ugbo been a keeper?

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

              Ooooh…me teams upside daaaan!

  • Sexy Beast September 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Leaving soon for the game with a sense of trepidation, more about how a terrible atmosphere due to the place being basically empty might affect the players.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      If it was Arse the stadium would be full even with 70,000 seats empty.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      God speed. You’ll av to shout extra loud. lilywhites!!

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        L

        • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

          …oud and proud!

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

            That’s it….my keyboard evaporated…

  • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Barnsley.

    A terminally ill Chairman, who has written an open letter to fans showing his commitment.
    His final commitment, perhaps.

    Glad he’s at Wembley to see his team.

    Whatever happens…happens.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    It really is a different world now innit? You can’t sing about Willy’s, no trophy is good enough to win and the goalies pass sideways.😞

  • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    No offence Boy Hotspur, but I *knew* you were a Onitsuka Tiger boy. I just knew it. No hard feelings, though.

    • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      That’s it. I’m going off to clean a pair now.

  • MysteriousStranger September 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    To be fair the only Cup we’ve won in the last quarter of a century is the poxy Mickey Mouse Cup. I’d be more worried if Poch said we were all out for winning that second class trophy. Reserves til the semi and if Llorente and co. can’t cut it until then, so be it.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Tonight we shall win handsomely! There we go🌞

  • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Camus
    Ron? Accrington – sorry bud.

    They have similar gravatars and they are both given to emotional outbursts. which is nice.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      I’ll try to be more of an unemotional flat-earth robot in future 😉

      • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        Good luck.

  • Willie! September 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Poch has got it right. Anyone that drools with glee over winning the faking league cup, a tinpot clownshow competition that no real clubs take seriously unless their rejects and kids happen to make it to the finals, needs an appointment with their local shrink.

    “Whooppee, we won the least coveted trophy in the country whilst finishing 7th in the league”. You must be joking.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Some fans are happy to equivocally win a tenner on the lottery and others wouldn’t take anything less than the jackpot. Different strokes for different folks

    • Sexy Beast September 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      I fall into the same catagory as you Willie, as sad as it is winning the league cup and finish 5th?
      Or a good run in the CL and another title challenge? I take the latter over the other

  • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Looking forward to seeing foyth tonight – if there’s a stream, that is.

    • Hartley September 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm

        no way

      • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        FFS.

        Had to start all over again.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    HEY!!? I am a bundle of joy……so they tell me at the cemetery where I spend my evenings.

    • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Grave tidings you bring…

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        I tidy the graves too!

        • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

          I can dig that.

    • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      You’re one element of the unholy trinity of doom. Although recently East Stand has been trying really hard to topple Camus from the throne of gloom and despair, and arguably has succeeded. It’s early doors yet, though,

    • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      I’m surprised they let you into the cemetery to bring the vibe down.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        They don’t let me in as such…..

  • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Gazza’s crack, Accers and Camus all together at one time: Help! I’m drowning in a sea of pessimism, with only the venerable Bruxie for support.

    • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Look out the window – there’s a lovely rainbow. And care bears. And marshmallows.

    • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Common sense, innit.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    According to that post a while ago based on “insider knowledge” poch and the chair had decided the title is unrealistic this season. So its the champions league only then that we are going all out for, as the 2 domestic cups are out too. I’ll say it….I don’t think we will win the champions league this season. Call me pessimistic, even crazy. So what are we even doing with a football club? Hopefully finishing top 4 for the new stadium. That is clearly the be all and end all. Cheese or trophys.?……cheese or trophy’s? Its like a Monty python sketch at Spurs these days.

  • Bruxie September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    The FA Cup.

    Next year.

    I don’t want to hear the shit that will accompany winning it this year at our “home ground”.

    Or, do I?

    Nope.

    Next year.

  • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    We won’t be winning the PL for SEASONS of time due to Wembley and the new stadium bedding-in period. And we will probably never win the CL (in our lifetime).

    Poch needs top 4 though or Dele, Eriksen, Toby et al will want out. I get it. Money is king.
    It’s just disappointing.

  • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I’m with Poch. I couldn’t give two hoots for the League Cup and the Fanny Adams Cup.

    • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      The fact he’s even talking about winning the Champs League warms me cockles.

      • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        Like Southgate talking about winning the World Cup.

    • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      You’re with anyone that’ll buy you an ice-cream and offer to show you their puppies.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

        What’s this about ice cream?….can I come?

        • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

          And nutty sprinkles!

          • 61SpursNut🌰 September 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm

            Not in public, I don’t.

      • Hartley September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        Did someone mention puppies?
        Count me in.

      • 💋 September 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        By ‘puppies’ you mean boobs, right? Although I do like puppy dogs a fair bit.

  • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Llorente was another mistake purchase.

    • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      I believe Poch is not happy

      • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        Are those two statements linked, Ron?
        He personally called Llorente to convince him to join.

        • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

          Ron? Accrington – sorry bud.

          • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

            haha! I should be so lucky to be mistaken for Big Ron!

            I do wonder whether he’s got buyer’s remorse. But as a fan, I think it was a mistake to buy him – rather than Poch made a mistake as such

            • Camus September 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

              Aye. Will he burst the onion bag in our system? ‘Tis the key question.

              • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

                we’ll see…