Date: 11th May 2018 at 9:24pm
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The gaffer has taken a few moments out from celebrating guiding Spurs to Champions League football to reflect upon his achievements, hopes, dreams, ambitions. That sort of stuff.

Mauricio told the club website: “I’m so happy and to finish in the top four in this Premier League, of the toughest in many, many years. I think it’s a massive achievement when you analyse everything in context. I’m very proud of everyone because the job was fantastic.”

Leicester City, like Newcastle United have been billed as a bit of a bogey side for Spurs but there is little weight to any argument that the Foxes will achieve much at Wembley.

The sole issue with this lot is their near incomprehensible unpredictability.

This is the same firm that lost 0-2 to West Ham  one week and the beat Arsenal 3-1 the week after.

Quite frankly a cynical person would be looking for irregular betting patterns….

Spurs should thump City just for the sheer hell of it.

To do so would require some major mental rewiring – given the state of us over our last few games – but perhaps with the Champions League business and the golden boot business all behind us Tottenham can simply crack on undistracted?

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

  • Legoverlass May 12, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I guess Pooch is “berri appy” because his new contract terms were dependant on CL qualification. Over the past couple of weeks he has been a tad anxious it seemed so now he can revert back to Levy patsy mode and start reeling out the PR bile of “ we are ina different project” and “what we do is grow home grown talent” ye Gods ! whilst Levy and Pooch tell the players the coffers are bare and that is why they get paid lower than most of the other CL qualifying players they increase their own packages and sell off world class players as a sign of their commitment to success for the football activities. Pooch is riding the gravy train and loves the fact that he can keep avoiding the issue of actually winning anything by spinning another 4 year time line on top of the four years he has been here already. I look forward to seeing the lumbering oaf that is Sissoko fall all over the nice new turf at the nice new shiny stadium whilst watching Toby and Bonzo play for winning teams…….

  • paul May 12, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Neu bloggins..

  • gloster1861 May 12, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Tomorrow, should Pochettino give a start and valuable game time to players whom I’m assuming will have more significant roles next season? Namely Foyth, Moura, KWP. I’d also argue that maybe a couple of youngsters on the bench would be good.

  • Tappaspur May 12, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Dele getting slated all the time. Leave the BOY alone you jealous fools. He’s represented our country what have you mugs done. We payed peanuts for him and pay him peanuts.

  • ronwol96061 May 12, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Cavey Island,Ronglish City

    Yes Cavey is on his own above the crowd…he waited hos time and bang went ahead of the leader the maniac from HK…who I believe would helicopter in if he won it and if he lost would for sure parachute in.

  • Accy May 12, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Thought this was interesting

    Cost per point over last 2 seasons:

    Tottenham £202,625
    City £2.06m

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43898708

    • ronwol96061 May 12, 2018 at 1:11 am

      A deal.

      A few points to Daniel

      • gloster1861 May 12, 2018 at 8:59 am

        Liverpool £0

        Klopp wins that one.

        • Accy May 12, 2018 at 9:01 am

          because of coutinho sale?

          it’s over last 2 years

          • gloster1861 May 12, 2018 at 9:32 am

            I’m sorry Accy, it’s there on the page you linked to. You can’t have it both ways. City spent most, Liverpool are shown as negative spending in that period.

            • Accy May 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

              I’m not disagreeing!

  • Accy May 12, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Trix on SC posted on wednesday after the game:

    Stumbled over the line but it was so so important we got in. Incomings, outgoings, new contracts and sponsorship all riding on us getting in.

    http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/champions-league-2018-19.132669/#post-5873924

  • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    If Poch walks and resigns, rather than getting sacked as has happened with all previous managers, does this mean there would be NO non-disclosure agreement in place to protect Levy and ENIC?

    Maybe Harry knows?

    I’d love to hear the truth.

  • Matt May 11, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    We’ve looked considerably worse with Dier out of the side. Coincidence?

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      I like the fella. He has lapses of concentration which mars an otherwise very good player. He needs to score more goals though. He’s shown he can strike a bloody good shot and he needs to do it more often.

    • Accy May 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      I think it’s been more apparent because Vic hasn’t been able to recover his form/fitness. Might have played more if he had. The Vic of 16/17 was immense.

      • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:43 pm

        Vic has been a miss, but hey, we’ve made top four courtesy of Chelsea and Arsenal being far worse.

        • Caveman May 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm

          Wrong Glos, we’ve made top four courtesy of Spurs results over 37 games. Fuck the others, we were better.

          • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm

            It’s all relative. Imho Chelsea blew a seven point lead they had end of January. Lost to Bournemouth at home 3-0 and then Watford 4-1. They had a shit run and let us in. True, we sealed it with a great win at the Fridge.

    • ronwol96061 May 12, 2018 at 1:12 am

      We look just as worse with him in the side

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 11, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Irregular pattens indeed. Good old Leicester and their Thai billionairre owner plus the mystery 20%er….far eastern syndicates abound. Wild Inconcistency in their results. Arsenals red card was a doozy….will anyone sniff around Leicester? Naaaah.
    Plucky little Leicester. The fairytale club.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 11, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      *r

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      I’m still hoping they get relegated.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 11, 2018 at 11:36 pm

        We got Wolves too now. The Prem is a den of far Eastern eniquity.

  • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    I have noticed of late a few posters disappearing from here of late. Spurstacus at least said farewell. I’ve not seen a post from Taff in recent weeks, and McG not for months.

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Damn said late twice.

    • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      They got bored with my ‘broken record’ routine and constant ENIC baiting.

      Perhaps they’ve gone to live at the Rajneeshpuram?

      • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:28 pm

        The blog does what it says on the tin. It’s an environment generally hostile to ENIC. I must say I’ve struggled to understand the patience extended to Daniel and Lewis. They are clearly in it for the money.

        • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:31 pm

          They have their followers hi refuse to question them, it’s rather like a cult…

          • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:33 pm

            I had a long argument with someone who refuted my claim that there is no investment in the squad. They insisted that recycling the money from players who were sold was the same as investing in the squad. It was like bashing my head against a wall.

            • Dan May 11, 2018 at 11:35 pm

              Just like hoping ENIC will change there spending ways

              • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:41 pm

                Different excuses but the same result. No money guv.

                If they hadn’t built the office, supermarket, hotel, apartments, massive NFL changing facilities and media centre, sliding pitch, how much money could we have saved in building a stadium just for football and not all the ‘extras’ tagged on to the debt?

    • DAVID May 12, 2018 at 9:32 am

      McG and Realfan were banned I think,not sure about Taff,probably enjoying life in the Valleys.

      • Harry Hotspur May 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

        McG not banned.

        • DAVID May 12, 2018 at 10:49 am

          Apologies,my mistake.

  • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Poch to leave with his head held up. 4th delivered yet again with the 7th spend and off to Utd I expect.

    There doesn’t seem to be any momentum here, no news of signings lined up, just a feeling that it was a job well done, and it was.

    Poch, you’re too good for ENIC and it will be completely gutting to see you managing the arrogant pricks that are Manure, but I understand. X

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      I hope not. He might be penciled in to replace Mourinho at United, but I fear Chelsea are a better match up. The blues have an abundance of the best youth players, far better than at our academy. If Abramovich was willing to give him a season to bed in Poch might prosper there.

      • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:27 pm

        If Poch leaves my disdain for ENIC will morph into pure hatred….

        • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:29 pm

          And to Chavs? Levy had better get himself a bulletproof Mondeo if that happens!!

        • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:29 pm

          Get your burning torches here and form an orderly mob outside Chick King.

          • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:39 pm

            What possible spin could Levy put on Poch leaving that would wash with the fans?

            If he leaves it’s obviously because he’s not being backed to the levels required. It’s going to be a very interesting time, if he stays or goes.

            If he goes and as I predict we go backwards significantly, it’s reasonable to assume that there will be significant unrest and even mutiny in the stands.

            A shiny new home with the square route of fuck all happening on the pitch.

            ENIC had better have something good up their sleeve.

            Their style would be to bring Bale back in an attempt to placate the masses, make him skipper, sell half the team to fund it and put a new DOF and management ‘dream team’ in.

            We’ve seen all this shit before…

  • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    .

    SeattleSpursGuy
    Interesting Sissoko stat: this season. Tottenham have averaged 1.73 points per game in his 15 starts compared to 2.18 points per game in the 22 matches in which he’s not been in the line-up.

    Here’s an interesting phenomenon: I don’t rate Sissoko at all. I wish he could be sold this summer. It’s painful watching him trying to pay football.
    And yet I feel compelled to take issue with those stats, because as we know, stats can be receiving little buggers at the best of times.

    I contend that Sissoko has been played on those occasions when Poch had no one else available, in other words Sissy has been called in to make up the numbers due to squad weakness. And that weakness is the reason his appearances coincide with a lower poin yield. Associative yes, not necessarily causative

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      *deceiving 😆

      • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:06 pm

        A very ‘moving’ piece from BBC ‘job for life man’ Dermot O’Leary on the BBC site about how he blubbed at Wenger’s last home game against Burnley.

        I almost threw up…

        • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm

          No relation to that other O’Leary by any chance?

          • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

            I doubt it, very common Irish name innit.

    • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Yeah, I agree that it’s part of larger picture. It’s similar to a couple years back when we didn’t get a win in the games Ryan Mason wound up starting.

      • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:11 pm

        Although it goes without saying that Sissoko is far and away our most incapable midfielder. If that description can fit him.

      • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:13 pm

        It makes sense.

        I mean Sissy is basically terrible but he’s hardly going to be less terrible when used (metaphorically speaking) as the proverbial gaffer tape on the wing mirror. A temporary repair job!

        • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:16 pm

          It’s either him or Gazzaniga playing CM.

          • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm

            At least we’d have a Gazza in midfield that way…

    • aristotle May 11, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      I think it does confirm that Sissoko is indeed shit. Sissoko has filled in for Wanyama or Dembele. Spurs will be weaker in either scenario. Sissoko doesn’t create, score or stop a significant amount of chances / goals. It also seems obvious to me that this means Sissoko just runs around not doing anything in particular. I think Josh Onomah or Harry Winks would be just as good at pretending to be a proper player as Sissoko and their younger age gives us the hope that they may improve to become a contributing part of a successful team. It’s the hope bit we need.

      Sissoko is not going to improve.

      • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

        Younger, cheaper, much cheaper, and with youth on their side have at least some chance of getting better.
        Have you noticed how Sissoko struggles to control a pass to him, needing two or three touches to control the ball. Sometimes it’s like ping pong with his feet.

  • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Anyone watching ‘Wild Wild Country’ on Netflix? Incredible stuff, our Daniel, (or The Bald Weirdo depending on your opinion) certainly has a touch of the Sheela’s about him!!

    • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      And the New Destination could easily be the new Rajneeshpuram!

    • Lilywhite without the ll May 11, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      ohh, I’ll add that to my play list!

      • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm

        It’s crazy, an interesting insight into human behavior too.

        Certainly we’ll put together as a documentary, compulsive viewing, man…

    • TyredMan 🚯 May 11, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      I think I’ll stick to our Sheilas.

      • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:51 pm

        Very wise me old cobba, very wise.

  • paul May 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    H what possible use is that mirroire of yours, being placed and set at the height it is?

    Genuine innapropriate interest

    • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Well, that’s a picture I didn’t need in my head.

    • Harry Hotspur May 12, 2018 at 4:31 am

      It’s a small room and all it does is enhance the light ☺️ Don’t tell anyone but it came from a charity shop and cost £10!

  • Stevo1987 May 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I’m Spurstacus!!

    • Lilywhite without the ll May 11, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      I’m sorry thats a lie, theres no halo above your head…fake news

    • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      He’s gone. Left us to rue our ingratitude towards The Project.

  • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Interesting Sissoko stat: this season. Tottenham have averaged 1.73 points per game in his 15 starts compared to 2.18 points per game in the 22 matches in which he’s not been in the line-up.

    • Stevo1987 May 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Not interesting really. Some of us could have guessed that.

      • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2018 at 10:09 pm

        Yup, but it’s good to have data backing up what my lying eyes tell me.

        • Stevo1987 May 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

          True.

  • Accy May 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Sessegnon was poor tonight. £50m for a 17 year old is a bad idea. I hope Fulham get promoted.

    • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Completely bored with this Sessegnon shit, and this ‘50m’ valuation is totally laughable.

      Who makes shit like that up? The day release kid in between runs to the bookies and making cups of tea?

  • cabspur May 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Thirsty.
    After a shite month lets just get third ,hopefully the players might play with a bit more freedom as they have been panicky of late.

    • paul May 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Don’t count on it

    • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      We owe the crisp packets a bloody tonking.

      Irritating fekkers, win the league and then go on to de value it by demonstrating how truly shite they really were all along a couple of months later.

      It was fixed…

      • gloster1861 May 11, 2018 at 11:01 pm

        #anyonebutSpurs

        • East Stand May 11, 2018 at 11:08 pm

          Dis…