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Poch Tipped To Quit

Poch Tipped To Quit

Trawling as one does, I could not help be chilled to the bone by Paul Merson’s column from the Daily Star.

Bare in mind this was published before the Chelsea game.

“Tottenham look tired to me, which is a worry so early in the season but they have bought badly as well.

Pochettino says they need more quality but look what he bought in the window. Moussa Sissoko was a panic buy and he’s not been very good. Neither has Vincent Janssen.

I think Pochettino can see they are a way off and knows he needs a few more players. He was laying down a marker.

If he doesn’t get them I think he’ll be gone. He’s an ambitious manager.

Bigger clubs wanted him in the summer and he’ll not be short of offers if he walks.

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It’s no surprise to me Spurs went out of the Champions League but it shows you how big this game is that he rested players for it.

Spurs have to be in the Champions League. Daniel Levy will have told him they need to finish top four to help pay for the new stadium.

And if they don’t finish in the top four, next season players will leave. They want to be playing in the Champions League.”

Yes, yes, yes, he’s a dreadful old ****, but what in all of that can you actually mount a coherent argument against?

The thing with the truth is – complaining about where it came from – doesn’t diminish its value.

 

 

 

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

  • Dr Bob November 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Can’t argue with most of that but we’ve got a better football team that hasn’t been soundly beaten (With the exception of Newcastle United) as we have always been prone to five or six times a season for a good two years. This is a proper football team that can give anyone a game and invariably wins, plus I just love watching them play. I do appreciate your negativity but can’t feel part of it which is a sea change for me. Sissoko however, now there’s another thing I seriously cannot fathom.

  • Caspurs♿️ November 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

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    • 61SpusrNut🌰 November 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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  • VincentianMagic November 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Hello all, personally I don’t think Poch will quit.
    However, if we fail to make CL at the end of the season, one or two others may – my money would be on Lloris and Lamela.

    I understand budget restraints due to the stadium, but a lack of common sense is much harder to take. The signing of Sissoko was appalling, and I’m yet to be convinced by Jansen, despite his visible efforts on the pitch. I actually like N’Koundo as he offers pace and is direct. Not saying he’ll be a world beater, but things perk up whenever he comes on.

    I have said before that we should have signed Isco and Dembele. I know it’s not that easy, but the fact is that we still need a mobile, pacy CF and a creative spark in CM. As yet we have neither.

    January is almost impossible to attract quality players but we need to try and find at least a CF to score some goals. We could all name names, but I’d plump for the U21 French guy Haller up top.

    We definitely need to ship out Caroll and Bentaleb. If we do, then that’s circa £15M available (one would hope anyway) to put towards someone.

    I also like the Fulham left-back/wing-back Sessgnon and would be more than happy to sign him and let Davies go as he is too slow for our system.

    I would also consider playing five at the back when Alds returns, which might allow us to at least play the full backs as wingers and have two up top when the game demands it.

    I’m just babbling on now…sorry!

    One things for certain, we are a very hard watch at the moment, so Poch needs to get the energy back (which was visible for 45 mins against Chelsea, but then dropped again).

  • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Fly Home Harry 12:55 Southwell, worth a punt at 5/2.

    • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Won it easily !

  • Ronwol196061 November 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Just a note,Halibut Tim is in the hospital in Oz exoriencing some pain,the told me to pass on his best to you lot,give him a bit of encouragement guys!!!!!

    • Horndog 😎 November 29, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Tim, keep up the fight!, you can do this. You are in my thoughts.

    • caveman November 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Get well soon Tim. Always enjoy your ‘late night/early morning deliberations to the tragic lot. Keep fighting son.

    • SpurAndy November 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Hope your’e out soon Hal and feeling better. Need your common sense and wisdom back on the blog asap.

    • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thinking of you dude, hope it’s a short stay.

    • Real Fan? November 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Wishing you well, Hal. Hope the pain subsides quickly.

  • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Key Player for each PL Club

    Guess who Tottenhams is !

    http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/860854999?-19389:793:0

    • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Someone’s having a giraffe…….

      • UnkleTaff November 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        Well they’ve correctly called Hull’s best player…

        • UnkleTaff November 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

          …and Swansea’s…

        • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

          And Swansea & Watfords.

          • UnkleTaff November 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

            That Pochettino’s a good judge.

            • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

              You mean for keeping Tommy while letting that trio go ?

  • Ronwol196061 November 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Its about building the stadium but having a team that suffices until its built. The revenues will pay for better players.
    Glimpses of success, here and there try to push the envelope of our emotions…and set the paradigm higher only to find it doesnt have the weight to support itself. Its a type of growing pains. We jyst wont grow that fast.
    A more astute manager maybe could gear it up better,but Poch has a hard time adapting to the reality.
    Our football is totally inconsistent at times haphazard,at times fluid. Our defence is generally excellent attack less so.
    All is not lost,both the stadium and the team need work,we will see which one gets to the finished article first.Yes it coukd be the stadium.

    • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Ron, you’re quoting the hype, the increased revenues will not pay for better players, that was ENIC’s press release in 2001 when they proposed a rebuild of the East Stand, it never happened !
      We’ll be paying for the Stadium until at least 2025 so increased revenues will disappear like a snowball in hell, make the most of our current success, this is as good as it gets !

      • Ronwol196061 November 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        Dont be so depressed Raz,there is light,and hope,coming from the corner of the stadium

        • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm

          That’s just the Sun glinting off a Stainless Steel BBQ that failed quality control.

          • Ronwol196061 November 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

            Aintsburys is still in business
            Selling food and barbeques
            Aisles full of chicken wingers
            in N17 its the only news
            apart from the seats in the new stadium
            that forget the field but offer a better view
            Overlooking Sainsburys and all the queues
            Nobody in the stadium,its silent who knew
            Its Harrys posts that did it,turned the screw

  • YidinExile November 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Doesn’t matter if he walks, is fired, or stays, as long as money, and by that i mean serious money, isn’t poured into the team, we will get nowhere fast. Pardon, are going nowhere fast, Pep Guardiola wouldn’t do much better with the options we give our managers, and for the record, i don’t much like Poch, he bores me

  • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Perhaps Phil Mitchell knew that the 3rd rate subs to his proposed aquisitions wouldn’t cut the mustard and was not prepared to compromise his own integrity.

    • YidInExile November 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Its Paul, and you’re spot on

      • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

        Don’t tell Shazza !

  • Shocked November 29, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Wow, I’m shocked at some of the outlooks here. People getting on pochs back(disgraceful) not lost to the scum in the league since he arrived, yes the CL was bad but just look at the scums record when playing at Wembley, failed to qualify from group stages(the only time in 17 years I believe)

    Get of his back these kids are still young, no Kane and no Toby massive loses to a team

    • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Shocking isn’t it. Utterly. Utterly shocking. Disgraceful too, utterly shocking and disgraceful.
      Would you kindly refrain from using words such as ‘scum’. I understand emotions run high, but I find language like that utterly shocking and disgraceful. Thanks in advance.

      • Camus November 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

        I’m shocked too.
        “these kids are still young”…
        These are 18 of the players who have played recently – only 4 of them are under 24.
        I could have included N’Koudou who is 21 but he never plays anyway… Winks doesn’t play much either.
        9 of them, that’s 50%, are 25 or older. Another 4 will be 25 soon enough.
        It’s a myth.

        Lloris – 29
        Walker – 26
        Rose – 26
        Trippier – 26
        Toby – 27
        Wimmer – 24
        Jan – 29
        Dier – 22
        Wanyama – 25
        Dembele – 29
        Winks – 20
        Alli – 20
        Son – 24
        Eriksen – 24
        Lamela – 24
        Sissoko – 27
        Kane – 23
        Janssen – 22

        • Harry Hotspur November 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

          It’s a complete myth.

          99% of the youngsters that were included in the youngest team ever weren’t ever god enough to play for THFC.

          Lie, sham, jam tomorrow…

      • Harry Hotspur November 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

        I’m shocked. Nothing in my life has ever shocked me like this. Not even that time I paid a dwarf to shove an electric fire up my anus, and let me tell you, that was an eye opener.

        • melcyid November 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

          I tip Whinger to quit

        • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

          Let me guess….Prague?

          • Real Fan? ⚽️ November 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

            I would have thought a Dyson or a De’Longhi.

            • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

              A De’Longhi Dwarf? How quare.

        • melcyid November 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

          I think dwarf might be another word that could be added to the banned list.trying to think of others,gooner might soon be one.

          • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

            One might soon be gooner.

    • Ronwol196061 November 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Shocker Khan,Shocker Khan

      • Freünd or Foe November 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        😛

      • melcyid November 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        I feel for you

  • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Offcom have instructed BT to completely seperate from Openreach, hope nobody on the blog has a wad of BT Shares, they are bound to nosedive today.
    Always a crazy idea, having the infrastructure supplier tied to one of the main Broadband suppliers, it was never going to be a level playing field for the rest.

    • cptcaveman November 29, 2016 at 9:47 am

      FINALLY!! Offcom have bowed to pressure and grown some balls. I know this comment will probably get deleted but I fucking detest BT. The worst company with the worst customer service anywhere. I have had so many issues with them over the years it’s unreal…and guess what…they are the ONLY company that supply my area. Utter disgrace.

  • Sulaiman bin A'yid November 29, 2016 at 6:46 am

    In advance of it eventually happening, can anybody draw a picture of what Sissoko coming good actually looks like?
    Up to age 27, his sole forte has been an occasional charge from halfway that peters out into nothing. Last season spurs were generally confronted with deep-lying, massed, expertly-organised defenses. Even Dembele, who often looks like the ball is attached to his foot, could not manoeuvre a way through these tight backlines. Can anybody see this lumbering ox Sissoko, even less composed in possession than Fazio, bursting through these deep-lying, entrenched defenses? Or, if that isn’t what he was brought in to do, then what exactly waa he brought in to do? How ia the very best of Sissoko going to help us against this sort of opposition? Or, again, what does Sissoko coming good actually look like?

    NB. In 2013, at age 24, Toulouse demanded 1.5 million for Sissoko

    • Willie! November 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Sissoko coming good looks like Yaya Toure….or at least a poor man’s (bald man’s) imitation of Yaya.

      • Sulaiman bin A'yid November 29, 2016 at 8:52 am

        I’ve never seen their games likened to one another’s before, let alone their abilities or career stats. That’s not just based on size, is it?

        • Baz November 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

          Moussa Dembele 1.0

          • Baz November 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

            There is a glimmer of hope it could happen.

          • Sulaiman bin A'yid November 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm

            Can’t see it Baz, sadly. Dembele had obvious qualities when we took him from Fulham. Even purple nose at Man U wanted him. He was also a good bit younger than Sissoko is now.
            Unfortunately, I think we’ve been lumbered with a gigantically-priced piece of dung.

  • Lahdedah November 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

    My old man’s a dustman.

    Now one day while in a hurry
    Poch didn’t put him in
    He hadn’t gone but a few yards
    When Sissoko chased after him
    ‘What game do you think you’re playing’
    He cried right from the heart
    ‘You missed me…am I too late’
    ‘No… you stink worse than a fucking fart’

  • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Mersons Buddy

    Cut out this Pochettino, he’s such an amazing manager. What has he accomplished? He has never won a single trophy in his managerial career.

    Rather than simply say ‘I don’t like him,’ I’m going to support it with a few facts.

    1) The above mentioned fact that he has never won anything. It seems rather ridiculous that a man who has never won anything is playing weakened teams in cup competitions.

    2) The bottling boys. Pick a game. Last year at Newcastle. Last year at Chelsea. This year at Chelsea. Last year v Leicester at home. Last year v Palace and Arsenal in the cups (both at home). This team does not win big games under Pochettino. Nobody can debate this. He obviously cannot get them up for the meaningful games.

    3) The myth of last season. Leicester won the league. A team of nobodies. Danny Drinkwater and Wes Morgan. Nobodies. Spurs had a decent season, finishing 3rd (although if you asked the fans you’d think that we’d won the World Cup). It was a pretty mediocre season in which all of the big teams virtually took a year off, and Spurs still could only muster third. Impressive? Not really.

    4) The signings. Janssen, Sissoko, NKoudou. Yeah right – what a load of garbage.

    5) The tactics. We’ve played about 2 and a half good halves of football this year. City at home, Stoke away, and the first half v Chelsea. I urge people to stop believing that Pochettino is the messiah. He seems like a nice guy but this club is not progressing forwards. I will have a rational discussion with anybody on the topic.

    VS

    • MiT November 29, 2016 at 6:22 am

      No time for any long discussions, and I cannot argue with a few of your points. However, I submit that you, like many others, have a very short memory.

      1. Conceded, obviously. Pochettino has improved lesser squads, but has not yet won silverware. However, what does this have to do with choosing squads for cup competitions ?

      2. Obviously can’t argue with Newcastle last season. Horrendous. However, not all of the matches you mention were bottles. Some were a mixed job, some were a weakened squad. Your last statement takes a bit from the credibility. Pochettino cannot get them up for the big matches ? Man City, Man United, Arsenal are not big matches ?

      3. This is where memories grow short. Spurs were GOOD last season when they were on. VERY good. They were smooth, streamlined, well disciplined in defensive play, and fun to watch in the attacking play. There were no complaints once Spurs found their groove. Last season was no myth – Spurs were as good as advertised.

      4. People said the same about Lamela before he finally bedded in. Much of this fan base historically has very little patience for new signings. Furthermore, much of this fan base is too narrow in their criteria in judging positional play. Some will bed in well with time, some will not.

      5. I submit that this season has far less to do with tactics than it has to do with healthy and available personnel. The core is the same as last season, and again, memories are short. I further submit that Pochettino HAS shown some different looks this season – I wince when hearing the term “Plan B”, as it is just a buzzword from some goofy, bent Soton fan onto which many people latched.

      Cheers, Raz. I just see things differently. Such is the way of the World.

      • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

        Not my words, not my opinions, i am disappointed we haven’t kicked on, i believe our Wage Structure and Transfer Limit will stiffle any chance of real progression, we will continue to be a nearly team with Thursday/Sunday football but i doubt Lloris, Kane, Alderweireld and Poch will stick around indefinitely, they are too good to be underachievers.

        • MiT November 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

          Ahhhhh, I understand. My apologies.

          • Baz November 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

            Nice knockabout lads

    • Dr Bob November 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

      This club is most definitely progressing. I cannot think of one time in the last 50 years when we were challenging for honours as regularly as we are now.

      • Harry Hotspur November 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        Have you got an specific examples of us ‘Challenging For Honours’?

        • Razspur November 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

          The Oslo Cup in Norway, jeez nearly every player scored, 6-1, we was rampant, Inter were outclassed, granted it all went downhill from there.

        • Dr Bob November 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm

          Yes, more or less every game we play, although I’ll accept lots of people will disagree with Poch’s selections in CL and LC games. The point I’m making is that in the 50 years I’ve supported Spurs I can’t remember a time when we go into games with so much hope than we do now. We are so much better on a regular basis than we have ever been in my life time. That’s surely progress.

          • Harry Hotspur November 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

            Sadly, it’s not progress at all, Dr Bob. That’s ‘hope’.

            We’ve won nothing.

            The net spend has been kept trim and the club has been skimming off enough to keep Uncle Joe’s duffle bag full.

  • MiT November 29, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Nikolaspurs
    It disgusts me to be associated with some of the people writing comments here.. fickle b*stards.. poch is a class manager.. we’ve got a class squad.. we’re missing Toby massively.. Lamela changes the way we play the high press.. Kane isn’t 100%.. we haven’t hit top form this season.. and you guys slating poch and the team should be ashamed.. it’s nothing short of disgraceful

    I am with this fella 100%. Misery and all of its present company are not for me.

    Disappointed in the crash out from CL ? Of course. I had higher expectations.

    AND I STILL DO.

    • MiT November 29, 2016 at 4:57 am

      This squad put on some beautiful displays last season, and have shown signs of the same here and there. There is no reason they shouldn’t find some better form with better health and hard work.

      • MiT November 29, 2016 at 4:57 am

        *the same here and there this season.

  • Frontwheel 2 November 28, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    “Data base error”she cried as her knickers hit the floor

    • Horndog 😎 November 29, 2016 at 2:32 am

      We’re back! Yay!

  • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    MysteriousStranger

    I think he must have skipped the wine and polished off a bottle or two of Absinthe. 😜

    The kindest thing ever said on the Internet.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 29, 2016 at 12:10 am

      I wuv you, must be a pretty close second.

  • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Real Fan?

    Spurs tried to sign Sissoko from Toulouse in 2009 for £15.5m but we’re told he would cost €30m.

    When Mitchell took his black box home, they obviously sent Gladys down to the vault to get the file marked ‘Transfer Targets’ and she picked the wrong year.

    We’re going to be counting ourselves very lucky when this rough diamond comes up shining.

    Are you for real?

    “We’re going to be counting ourselves very lucky when this rough diamond comes up shining.”

    Jesus wept. Mate leave this blog and join the fucking Moonies.

    • Real Fan? November 29, 2016 at 10:33 am

      The Moonies are apostates compared to me.

  • Frontwheel 2 November 28, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    The day I give 2 fucks about what that cunt Merson thinks,is the day I’ll top myself.

    • Willie! November 29, 2016 at 2:57 am

      The Voice of Reason right there folks!

  • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    roforofoSpurs

    Now that a whole US president-elect, Donald Trump, has made the phenomenon of fake news prominent, it doesn’t surprise me that someone under even less scrutiny than Paul Merson will try to disseminate fake news about THFC. The alarming thing, as happened in US, is that some Spurs fans will buy into it, and if they’re sufficient in number, they can give such news enough prominence that it gets a long life, with devastating consequences for us.

    HH, you had a blog sometime ago about Levy finding his ‘soul mate’ in Poch. Now, I’d like to think that it wasn’t just a glib blog; that some tangible considerations would have led you to conclude as much. I haven’t seen any evidences (of what bonds Poch & Daniel to be unravelling) to contradict the conclusion you reached in that blog, and I’m surprised that you have, based on the utterings of a sot.

    You’re a fucking idiot.

    You’re the sort of twat that would stand outside a divorce court saying ‘what happened to your wedding vows, then, eh?”

    You’re a fucking idiot.

    • Willie! November 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

      He stands around outside divorce courts? I mean, I’ve heard of “catch em on the rebound”, but that’s taking it a bit far mate.

    • Aussie in Switzerland November 29, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Tell us what you really think Harry

      • Harry Hotspur November 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm

        It doesn’t involved mentally or physically handicapped children. That’s all you need to know.

  • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Fact is, we’ve been poor since the final third of last season. There aren’t any signs that this poor run is going to end anytime soon.

    We look bereft of ideas on how to win a game. I’ve banged on about this for two seasons now.

    We dominate games yet get nothing from them. Against Chelsea we dominated possession, had more shots, more corners. We lost. In nearly every game we dominate possession 62% average per game. It’s no good if we don’t turn that into wins.

    • Caspurs♿️ November 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I know, i’m fakin sick of seeing us lose, it’s getting boring!

      • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 11:04 pm

        We’re not winning…. that’s what’s worrying….

        • Caspurs♿️ November 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

          Maybe when we get our injured players back, and play a settled team things will change.

          • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 11:20 pm

            These injured players haven’t been injured all season…. tell me how getting Toby back will influence our performance in the final third … you know, getting wide and crosses in…defence splitting passes… you know, the things he brings to that part of the game…. our midfield is the problem, the complete lack of creativity, slow build up none of which will change when these injured players come back.

            Teams have worked out how to play us, even West Ham has us sussed….

            The manager needs to find a different tactic….. Injured players shouldn’t make a difference if the squad was strong enough to accommodate their absence…..

            • Camus November 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm

              “Alderweireld. Good ball to Alderweireld on the left.. Cuts in and that’s a lovely cross to Alderweireld. And that’s the hat-trick!”

            • McG ⚽⚽ November 28, 2016 at 11:27 pm

              Midfield aren’t as confident in our defence, so they worry more about losin the ball, so don’t play as freely. Add bad form of a couple to the injuries & I think that’s about where we are. Everyone fit now, so time will tell…

              • Camus November 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm

                So you’re saying Eriksen, Alli and Son have been worried about the lads behind them so haven’t been able to express themselves freely and create, yes…?

  • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve just been on the phone to someone who has cleared all of this up…

    Sissoko was bought to placate some of the fans who just love to moan, last season after Townsend left there really was nobody left on the pitch worthy of a weekly slagging off. Rose and Walker looked the real deal, Jan looked like he cared, for god’s sake even Lamela looked like the real deal and Eriksen was looking creative. Wanyama slotted in immediately and Janssen would be fine playing as a back-up to Kane all season who would stay injury free. Levy panicked that all of the hatred would be focused on him so put together the genius plan of signing somebody so expensive and shit that we’d forget all about the stadium shenanigans and not vent our anger at him. In the next stage of his plan he’s going to make Merson our new manager.

    • Camus November 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I’m reminded of a guy on Twitter who thinks that when Toby’s back all our final 3rd issues melt away…

      • McG ⚽⚽ November 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm

        We started scoring again with the return of HK, add Lamela to the mix, CE, Dembele & Alli regain their form and we’re cooking. Tobes returning should restore some confidence across the midfield, which in turn will improve service up front, so indirectly he will make a difference imo.

    • Syd November 29, 2016 at 6:26 am

      So what are the stadium shenanigans?

  • roforofoSpurs November 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Now that a whole US president-elect, Donald Trump, has made the phenomenon of fake news prominent, it doesn’t surprise me that someone under even less scrutiny than Paul Merson will try to disseminate fake news about THFC. The alarming thing, as happened in US, is that some Spurs fans will buy into it, and if they’re sufficient in number, they can give such news enough prominence that it gets a long life, with devastating consequences for us.

    HH, you had a blog sometime ago about Levy finding his ‘soul mate’ in Poch. Now, I’d like to think that it wasn’t just a glib blog; that some tangible considerations would have led you to conclude as much. I haven’t seen any evidences (of what bonds Poch & Daniel to be unravelling) to contradict the conclusion you reached in that blog, and I’m surprised that you have, based on the utterings of a sot.

    • Camus November 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      I am firmly of the belief that it is contributors to this blog that get a Spurs manager sacked, purely by writing their thoughts on here. I think we’re that powerful.

    • Aussie in Switzerland November 29, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Like CNN is real news

  • Real Fan? November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Spurs tried to sign Sissoko from Toulouse in 2009 for £15.5m but we’re told he would cost €30m.

    When Mitchell took his black box home, they obviously sent Gladys down to the vault to get the file marked ‘Transfer Targets’ and she picked the wrong year.

    We’re going to be counting ourselves very lucky when this rough diamond comes up shining.

    • AntSpurs November 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Been in the plonk yourself tonight yourself I see fan dabby dozy.

      • AntSpurs November 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm

        *hic

      • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 10:51 pm

        I think he must have skipped the wine and polished off a bottle or two of Absinthe. 😜

        • AntSpurs November 28, 2016 at 11:07 pm

          Pash it back please , there’s only so much tea and jammy dodgers one can take 😜

    • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      What gives you cause for optimism? Half a dozen games in the shop window last season, the Euros or is it something else, gut feeling, intuition perhaps? The evidence is stacked against him coming good. It’s going to be interesting to see if he has the previously unseen cojones to bounce back from Poch’s most recent assessment.

      • Caspurs♿️ November 28, 2016 at 10:53 pm

        I had mahoosive misgivings about this signing, and still do, but I can only hope he comes good, cough, splutter, need more alcohol..

      • AntSpurs November 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        The reason for hope with him for me is 1. I still trust Poch and 2. He’s done nothing yet am is get get close to his twilight years and needs to do something now. This I what sets him spry from Adebayorr for me who had already had his time at some big clubs and had no other ambition it seemed but to collect his big fat pay chequers and see his time out. Sissoko needs to act quick though and I hope he has that will to proved himself and win something with us or he’s fucked .

    • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Graham Carr was scouting for Spurs then, and when he went to Newcastle he continued to monitor him and his situation. Hence them picking him up for £1.8m. The price of a Championship player. Which funnily enough suits him well.

  • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    So the fact he never put in a performance at N’castle means nothing ? He’s the same player, arguably in his prime at 27.

    To say he had no pre season etc is nonsense. He has played in the PL unlike many of our signings of the past he doesn’t need the same bedding in time…..

    He’s a crap player …. That’s the up shot

  • Calebray November 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Poch isn’t going anywhere.
    He knows we are as good as it gets for him at the minute. He is learning his craft too.
    If he was making substitutions at the right time with a clear plan b it might be different. He’s a top 6 manager trying to push on. We are a top six club trying to do the same.
    We match perfectly at the minute, I don’t see how his ambition outstrips ours at the moment.
    If he was openly targeting players that we all know he can’t have then that would be another matter. Bore off merson, stop trying to justify yourself.

  • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I know Sports Personality of the Year is absolutely meaningless but Vardy nominated…? Really?

    • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Mo Farah should get it

      • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        Absolutely true, but unlikely to beat Andy Murray. Unfortunately.

        • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          *since Mo hasn’t actually been caught cheating, so far at least. Unlike his coach.

          • Camus November 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

            I heard a radio piece on this saying Mo was in his house when the dope police called but “didn’t hear the doorbell because he was asleep upstairs.” So went the tale. I think it was on TalkShite though (albeit one of the more respectable evening programmes). It did sound a bit suspect if I’m honest but who knows.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Its ridiculous. Blood doping fraud. Getting rewarded. Joke.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        I spose they gotta see the Leicester charade through to the end….

        • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

          He’s scored 17 goals in the entire calendar year, to date. Kane has scored 23… 🐸☕️

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

            Just his goal record alone warrants investigation. He’d got 3 premier league goals until last season, suddenly he gets 24 in 33 games or something and is steaming about like a Duracell bunny..and this season he’s got 2 league goals and ain’t scores in 15 matches. There’s plenty to learn about Leicesters “fairytale” season and Hardy’s a big part of it.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm

              Vardy…. Not hardy. As in laural and vardy.

              • Camus November 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm

                Ha. It’s a joke. 18 months ago he was involved in an unsavoury racist slur. Next year, the knighthood.

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm

                  I spose he’ll fit in with the royals….their all Nazi’s too.

            • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm

              In his defence, it’s not as if he’s being presented with as many opportunities this season. Chances need to be created.

  • Willie! November 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    IMO, way too early to be casting definitive judgment on Sissoko. The guy has barely even played for us, what 3 matches total? Didn’t have a proper pre-season, clearly isn’t fully fit or adapted to our system yet. No idea why Poch put him on the right side of the “3” of a 4231, doesn’t seem like his best position to me, I’d like to see him beside Wanyama or Dier as one of the “2” . I recall Poch bizarrely did the same with Dembele when he finally started playing him…put him on the right side of the “3”.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      That was AVB and Sherwood who tried Dembele out further forward.

      Think Poch returned him to DM after trying him at no.10 for a bit

    • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      IMO, way too early to be casting definitive judgment on Sissoko. The guy has barely even played for us, what 3 matches total? Didn’t have a proper pre-season, clearly isn’t fully fit or adapted to our system yet.

      Oh fuck off you imbecile. Really, just go, fuck off.

    • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      I have a feeling he might be slightly less shit not trying to play right wing

  • Brizzini November 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Sissoko is £30M sack of potatoes. He was a sack of potatoes at Newcastle, who rubbed their hands at the end of last season when we bought him. I like to know who was responsible at the club for paying the £30M for him. Listening to Poch now, I have the distinct feeling it wasn’t him. Whoever is was needs sacking.

    • Spurstacus 💋 November 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Potato Sacking?

      • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        Just think of the chips you could make with £30million worth of sacks of potatoes.

  • Beg2Differ November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    HH, on one hand you claim that Shitsoko was a last minute panic buy from Levy (a 27 year old at 30M if he stays for 5 years) and on the other you tell us that Levy is a tight bastard who won’t spend money to improve our chances.

    Our 3 biggest transfers signings (subject to appearances etc.) are Shitsoko, Lamela and Soldado – 2 of those were not last minute and two of those were always likely to diminish in value due to their age.

    Either Levy insisted the manager took them, which would only have been for footballing and not financial reasons (see above) OR they were players the manager(s) wanted to sign.

    We are ALL frustrated that our team is not winning trophies, and we all look to apportion blame in areas we believe will provide more control ( a new manager, a new chairman, a new centre forward).

    The fact is there is one area that even those at the heart of any football club cannot control, when you buy a player / hire a manager, no matter his ‘previous’, you have no idea if he will be a success at your club or not.

    Do yourself a favour, get to know Daniel Levy a bit and then see if you still believe he doesn’t want us to win things every bit as much as you or I.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      I think it was more the fact the sissoko deal looked like levy was spending but because of the out goings to Newcastle he really wasn’t. Its a charade deal.

      • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        I agree. It’s a £13m deal, in effect. We signed a Newcastle player for that very reason.

    • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Grow a fucking brain/alternatively do me the courtesy of READING my blogs, opposed to presenting ‘imagined’ snapshots.

      You tedious cunt.

      • Beg2Differ November 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm

        Oh I do read your blogs HH, so thoroughly that I can even tell when you go back and edit / remove lines that you originally posted!

        • Harry Hotspur November 29, 2016 at 10:58 am

          Beg2Differ, I’m fascinated to know what you’re referring to here.

          Elaborate.

    • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      We signed Lamela on the 30th August after it had become evident Bale was fucking off. So how is that not last minute? Cos we completed the deal a couple of days before deadline day? I happen to like him but to pretend he wasn’t a last minute signing is disingenuous at best.

      • Caspurs♿️ November 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm

        I do however believe he was being lined up well ahead of Bales departure.

        • MysteriousStranger November 29, 2016 at 3:35 am

          I’ve no doubt he was identified in case Bale decided to piss off, and once it became clear that that would be so, we started bidding/negotiating. But bidding/negotiating still didn’t start until mid August and as I say, he was signed with only days remaining in the window. Which is the main point here.

          We identify plenty of players we have interest in, after all, and quite often it comes to nothing. What’s being disputed is when Lamela signed. And it was, in the context of the entire window, quite late and after the season had started.

  • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Nikolaspurs

    It disgusts me to be associated with some of the people writing comments here.. fickle b*stards.. poch is a class manager.. we’ve got a class squad.. we’re missing Toby massively.. Lamela changes the way we play the high press.. Kane isn’t 100%.. we haven’t hit top form this season.. and you guys slating poch and the team should be ashamed.. it’s nothing short of disgraceful

    YOU chose to be associated with us by leaving a comment.

    Beyond that daftness… what’s wrong with people calling it how they see it? Why is the truth ‘disgraceful’?

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Ha! Knew ya wouldn’t let that one go hh.

    • richspurs November 28, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      You tell him H

      • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        muthasjodcjhqidcgp diovhjq[eoifhveffka!

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

          Bless you

        • Mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

          H, I think Ron has hacked your account

        • richspurs November 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

          Well said

    • Nikolaspurs November 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      You’re right.. I shouldn’t be here.. when we start performing as good as we did in the first half against Chelsea on a consistent basis.. which will happen when our squads fully back.. I’ll be back to watch you sh*thouses change your tune.. no doubt you’ll be moping about some other pessimistic shit.. just like the levy hate calmed down after we started performing last season.. you all need to get a f*cking grip.. both goals were poor defending on Saturday.. simple as.. mistakes by dier and wimmer.. who aren’t first choices.. I love dier as a DM.. and wimmer can fill in for verts.. but toby is a necessity.. and that’s why we’re having issues.. i can see why people are slating Sissoko.. he should never have been a Tottenham player.. a very strange buy.. but our other signings will come good.. ride the f*cking wave.. it’s a bitter defeat against that shower.. but there’s a long way to go and we’ve got what it takes.. we just need our spine back

  • richspurs November 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Evening all. One third through the season and we are seven points off the top, four points behind fourth. There is a gap and it is growing. I have carped on about our lack of big match temperament, no plan b, no leadersip on the pitch etc. Im afraid this is going to trend onwards and i cannot see it improving. Not under Pocho. Sure, we willll improve here and there, but not a concrete, stable and comprehensive long term trend. Sorry chaps. This is as good as it is going to get: fits and starts, short periods of dominance match wise and season wise, but no long lasting, sustainable efforts. This philosophy thing has become a mill stone atound the neck. I am and will always be a supporter, but realistically…..

  • coys1882 November 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Merson is a nob, but on the subject of Sissoko maybe H could glean via ‘Gladys’ the finer details of Levy’s agreement with Ashley? My betting is there are some severe ‘escalator’ clauses in that contract, including minimum number of games played, etc, before any serious dosh leaves ENIC’s coffers! This transfer is absolutely not going to end well. Sissoko evidently has a ‘big time Charlie’ attitude to him, like Adebayor and Poch, to his credit, has called him out on it. It was a terrible signing from the outset and the only questions in my mind now are, how long is it before he trains with Under 18’s and how much are we on the hook for if he never plays another game for us?!

    • Camus November 28, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      1) Poch sanctioned the deal
      2) He shouldn’t call out any player in the media. Keep it indoors
      3) In reality, Sissoko has barely played. He seems like a bad apple but he deserves a bit more time to settle in than 5 starts and 5 sub appearances, even if it was a stupid deal that made no sense and shouldn’t have been done. He came in on Poch’s watch.

      • coys1882 November 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        1) Yes, there is no doubt that Poch sanctioned the deal. 2) I was also quite surprised that Poch called the player out in public. I cannot believe it was unintentional, therefore I am surmising that Sissoko’s attitude in training must really have sucked for Poch to take such an extreme step, in an attempt to try and motivate him. In my opinion I think that the public dressing down will fail or even backfire with this guy and in the not too distant future Sissoko will be consigned to training with the juniors. 3) I hear you, but from everything that we have seen and now heard it was a huge transfer blunder, which I was dead against from the outset.

        • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

          Yep, I think it was a big blooper and we probably now know how it ends – long period training with the U21s etc. Maybe it is a tactic from Poch to motivate him as you say, but knowing Poch you never really get that second chance (see Bentaleb, Townsend, Capoue.)

        • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm

          Oh please, where does you’re ‘NO DOUBT’ come from?

          Mind you, the rest of your post was so bloody dull…

      • MysteriousStranger November 29, 2016 at 3:50 am

        Re: 2) Ordinarily I would agree. However I think there are exceptions. This wasn’t Redknapp throwing Bent under the bus in public. That wasn’t acceptable IMO. As Sissoko went to the press to make comments (funny, he has form for doing that), don’t you think under the circumstances Poch had a right to do the same? Particularly as some of Sissoko’s comments/views expressed, directly contradicted his manager’s views. I personally think Poch had every right to put him in his place, and by making it clear where the land lies publicly, both in terms of establishing who’s boss, and who needs to just STFU/keep their opinions to themselves and knuckle down – additionally left fewer grey areas for the media to latch onto and speculate about.

  • Nikolaspurs November 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    It disgusts me to be associated with some of the people writing comments here.. fickle b*stards.. poch is a class manager.. we’ve got a class squad.. we’re missing Toby massively.. Lamela changes the way we play the high press.. Kane isn’t 100%.. we haven’t hit top form this season.. and you guys slating poch and the team should be ashamed.. it’s nothing short of disgraceful

    • Freünd or Foe November 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      I’m not a fickle fucker, I’m a fickle fuckers son.

    • Mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      That’s the point – it’s a social media bubble of negativity on here. It’s the only place on the internet you can troll people by being positive and happy!

      • Real Fan? November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

        That’s why it’s my nirvana

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I think Merson needs to stop ingesting Bolivian marching power through his anus. poch is on a whopper salary where he is and unless PSG come calling I can’t see where he’d go. This is the first time his management is being called into question since he took over and we will see what he’s made of. He’s a young manager himself and needs to be given a bit of wriggle room learn from his mistakes. Having said that our squad is not strong enough to carry under performing key players and the book stops with him

  • MartinChiversAuntie November 28, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    What is wrong with Lamela and when is he due back?

  • Beg2Differ November 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I like MoPo, seems like a decent guy, but I said weeks ago that Poch has peaked. I honestly believe that Redknap would get as much if not more out of this squad than Poch can, and at least we’d be better to watch.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    With this latest exposure, along with the savile stuff, the media would have us all think their springing into action investigating abuse and dealing with. These “scandals” are deliberately managed to keep the investigation and opinion where they want it to be. If anyone would like to know what’s really going on type in : UK column child abuse cover up police whistleblower speaks-in YouTube. Its a haringay detective constable telling of his expeareance in trying to investigate/prosecute abusers. Important info.

    • Camus November 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Listening to this now. Very worrying indeed.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

        Very much so. Its so deeply entrenched and has to end.

        • Camus November 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

          When you get to the end and he says there are people at the NSPCC and other charities ‘filtering’ which cases are investigated… Absolutely shocking.

  • OfftheShelf November 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Merson and the truth, well that would be a first as far as Tottenham go!

  • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm
  • Spurs nut D November 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Can anyone confirm what way the payment for Sissoko goes .I saw a report saying we only pay for every year he is with us .So if someone was drunk enough to buy him they take over the contract .On Poch i’m sorry but i don’t see better out there available who will come to us and work under the rules with the new stadium .We loose one league game and doom everywhere .With Toby back that moves Dier up to midfield ,Rose back and Lamela to come back i just don’t see the doom people are talking about .The league is won from Christmas on .

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I thought he’d get the England job if southgate bombs.

    • Freund or Foe November 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      He`d find the transfer kitty even worse there.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

        Its about the saaaaame.

  • Camus November 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    I’m not a Poch disciple. The jury’s out for me. But I’m very intrigued as to where he’d go after us and how he’d get on. Very intrigued. Because he doesn’t like superstars so that rules out a ‘top’ European club. He likes runners which generally means younger players who are fitter and can be convinced to play a limited system that is flawed and which opposing managers with a good grasp of tactics can counter effectively. I’m not sure what Poch’s ceiling is. He hasn’t won anything. Where’s this ‘proof’ that he’s a top manager come from other than the fact old Fergie said he was the best manager in the league and Mourinho & Pep like him. Who gives a sh*t? What’s he won?

  • not me but you November 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    the only players that can walk into a top champs league team are Hugo and Kane. Sissoka will come good just needs love

    • Dannyspurs November 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      I think Toby is one of the best CB’s in the world.

  • Spurstacus 💋 November 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    F*ck you, Paul Merson. Get back into bed with your sister, you lover of dogs’ arses.

    • Freund or Foe November 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Is his sister a dog? Like, a real dog, woofing and paws and stuff? How peculiar.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Merson also said today we were absolutely fantastic for 44 minutes on saturday. Then we lost.

  • Freund or Foe November 28, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Whether he quits or not, he`s still a handsome fella with a fantastic head of hair.

    • Real Fan? November 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Merson? I can’t agree with that, but each to his own.

  • Dannyspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Injuries and loss of form.

    Judge at the end of the season.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Danny, you wouldn’t be a realist by any chance, would you?

      • Dannyspurs November 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

        Born and raised. I’ll draw my own conclusions before I take Merson’s opinion.
        It’s too early in the season to judge.

  • bill November 28, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    has everyone gone mad……?? weve only lost once in thirteen games ! even with injuries to key players etc……the first half against chelsea was great we were all over them etc….

    so get real…..who got us to a whisker of the title last year…?,………..pochettino

    we need our full strength team back which will happen and we are still in the title pack……

    • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Bill, you wouldn’t be an optimist by any chance, would you?

    • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      We’ve not won in 10…. the same Poch who took us from 2nd to 3rd…..yeah that !!

      • MysteriousStranger November 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm

        Er, we beat West Ham the other week. We’ve won one in our last ten.

  • Adam November 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    After the dismal display against Monaco I didn’t bother to watch us against Chelsea. Call me what you like, I support Tottenham no less, but I’ve got more interesting things to do than watch us put in Monaco-Esque performances.

    • bill November 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      simply we were great in the first half at chelsea…..supporting spurs means when we are up against the negative press like merson

    • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Good for you, I salute you.

    • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Adam, you wouldn’t be a pessimist by any chance, would you?

  • TopOfThePochs November 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Its more Merson drivel.
    Any inkling in truth within his poisonous biased and frankly warped words is akin to an old washed up drunk pointing with his wavering wreck of a urine drenched fingerless gloved hand and yelling at the top of his quivering voice that there’s a horrible danger on the next street corner before necking his next slug or cheap vodka and you walking happily on your way to then be hit by a bus on said street corner.

    It has no foundation in the truth or thoughtful investigated journalistic reason. Its pure hot air aimed at winding up Spurs fans like the Drive Time dumbed down radio presenter on Talks***e.

    • Danspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      THERE’S A HORRIBLE DANGER ON THE NEXT CORNER! !!!!!

      • TopOfThePochs November 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

        Keep on slugging away at that paper bag sunshine.

    • bill November 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      here here!

  • big stu November 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Poch is the problem!! Out style of play, build up etc is so slow, no pace , no width, he and levy new our weaknesses before the season began and didn’t do their homework!! In ant case Levy waits for the sales , finding a bargain. It worked with Toby, but the other buys SHOCKING. At the moment id rather watch the team I most hate , the arsenal, at least you see adventurous play and style , CANT BELIEVE IM SAYING THIS, but ive lost it watching the rubbish we serve up week after week!!! Its you the Supporters not admitting it, kidding yourselves the squad is okay and we will get better, WE WONT, the players we have and style of play dictated by our manager is shocking, plus Levy wont spend with the new stadium going up.
    I’m upset with it all, Get harry back!!!

    • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I was agreeing with you there….. Then you said “Bring Harry back” oh dearly me…..huge sigh…..

      Almost big Stu … almost

      • big stu November 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

        Sorry jimmy, I realise I blew it there, I’m so in despair, I’m in my 60s , been to spurs since I was 5, and find the club, the football so disappointing to what ive seen over the years, even the poor Spurs sides always played entertaining football. Poch is so overated its criminal. Alli is an average player at best. last year we had a go on ly because Man u, Chelsea, Liverpool , and Man C were a disaster—all have improved apart from us- Surely Levy new this would happen unless we bought a couple of top players but we did nothing and under Levy that’s exactly what we will achieve —NOTHING— I’m going to have a lay down!!!

        • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

          Just so you know – Man United are still a disaster and are 4 points behind us. Leicester flying in the CL but two points off the relegation zone.

    • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      to paraphrase… I prefer watching Arsenal, bring Harry back.

      I thought Poch’s shit tactics got us third place last season?

      • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

        Nailed it….. those shit tactics got us third from nailed on second and at more than one point first ……Great manager !!!

        • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

          eh? last season, our best in 29 years was a failure? Did you miss us beat Man City twice and hammer Man United 3-0?

          • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

            You forgot to mention giving away a two goal lead to Chelsea. You forgot mention the drubbing at relegated Newcastle when only a draw was needed…..

            I’m not saying we didn’t have a succesful season. It could have and should have benn more successful…..

            • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

              Yeah, normally we win every season at Chelsea!

              It wasn’t the greatest end to the season but the middle bit was bloody amazing – people forget just how shit we’ve been. Suddenly 5th spot is awful, the manager needs sacking and all the players are shit.

  • JimmyGrievance November 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Paul Merson…….saying nothing we didn’t all pretty much know already…. wonder which stupor he was in when he thought this up …..

  • Sid Trotter November 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    SECOND.

    I cant see Poch leaving, but I can see him bringing in some players in January. Funds permitting. Aide Wanyama and Toby (ex Poch players) and Kane, I can’t see the fight in the team that we need. Moussa can be good, and so can Alli, but there is no consistency, its like we are learning a new formation all over again

    • Camus November 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      There are NO FUNDS for transfers unless we sell a player. Zero.

    • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      W don’t need any new players, Poch just needs to get the ones we do have fit and playing better than they are – the second part of that is his job!

      • AccringtonSpurs November 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        It reminds me of the ‘Dictionary’ episode of Blackadder:

        “I know I said Monday, but I want Baldrick to read it, which, unfortunately will mean teaching him to read, which will take about ten years…”

        or…

        “I know I said I could improve the team, but I want Sissoko to improve, which, unfortunately will mean teaching him to play football, which will take about ten years…”

        • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm

          Sissoko is the odd one out – he’s too old to really learn how to behave and train. I think Janssen and NKD will come good under Poch’s tutelage just as Kane and Rose have. I also think Alli and Eriksen will regain some form.

  • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Jesus – Poch is suddenly the manager to go for at the top. He had the best thing going after the Man City game a few weeks back. I guess Mourinho is too much of an easy target? Was Parlour telling Kane to sign for United last week? Is Parlour still on the piss beating up old men? Quoting the twat is an insult to your readers.

    Looking at it in a sane way Spurs are 5th with 24 points after 13 games. Last season after 13 games Spurs were… you guessed it 5th with 24 points. We’ve struggled with injuries and suspensions to key players and some key performers from last season simply haven’t delivered – Janssen has been chucked in the deep end and struggled, it doesn’t mean that he should be written off again. We’ve got a run of games where hopefully we can start totting up some points against weaker teams.

    • Harry Hotspur November 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      “We’ve got a run of games where hopefully we can start totting up some points against weaker teams.”

      Er… Did this incisive idea not occur to any one at the club at the beginning of the season?

      • mattspurs November 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        Did anyone at the club realise that Alli and Eriksen would forget how to play football for three months?

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