Date: 19th March 2018 at 2:30pm
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The manner of the 4-1 comeback victory over Bournemouth would have left many Spurs fans feeling that securing a Top 4 place was now well within the team’s grasp. While there is plenty of reason to be optimistic, with Spurs now occupying 3rd place five points ahead of Chelsea, the game at Stamford Bridge on 1st April could nevertheless be crucial in deciding who gets Champions League football next season. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know:

The Form Guide:

Spurs sit smugly at the top of the Premier League form table over the last eight games. Unbeaten in the league since December 16th with wins against United and Arsenal in that run. Chelsea, by contrast, have lost four of the last six, including a 4-1 drubbing by Watford and a 3-0 reverse at the Bridge by Bournemouth.

The Betting: 

Chelsea are priced at 13/10 to win the game, with the draw factored in at 12/5. Spurs are available at a very tempting 2/1. Not bad, given their good form and Chelsea’s current travails. If you fancy Spurs to ‘do a Watford’ and smack the Blues 4-1, you can get 50/1 for that. A more reasonable punt on the correct score might be 2-1 Spurs, available at a tidy 11/1. You can get free bets for UK football at sportsbets4free.co.uk and there are plenty of good options in this game to use them on.

The Narrative:

Chelsea are all sorts of doom and gloom at the moment, with Tottenham seeming almost zen-like in comparison. Conte has had public issues with the board and they still haven’t sorted their striker problem, with neither Giroud or Morata filling the gap left by Diego Costa. Of course, Spurs have their own issues up top with the news of Harry Kane’s ankle injury. But Spurs have Son Heung-min and Chelsea don’t. So there.

Tactics:

You would be forgiven for thinking that the best way to stop Chelsea is to mark Eden Hazard out of the game. However, another potent threat has emerged in recent weeks in the shape of Willian. The Brazilian is a wonderful player, perhaps joining Son as one of the Premier League’s most underrated attackers. He is bang on form at the moment and his energy often defines Chelsea’s good performances. A big job for the Spurs midfield.

Distractions:

Both sides are preparing for tricky FA Cup quarter-final ties as this is being written, so it is very possible that they will be facing each other in a semi-final, or both deflated after being knocked out to Swansea and Leicester. Spurs are currently 5/2 for the FA Cup, with Chelsea at 4/1. So, the bookies obviously have a clear preference for us over Conte’s men.

What Comes Next:

Each team will have seven remaining games after this one. Spurs are just 1/7 to finish in the Top 4, with Chelsea priced at 2/1. That will change dramatically if Spurs come away from Stamford Bridge empty-handed. Spurs have only one ‘Big Six’ game remaining after this (vs. City on 14th April), whereas Chelsea have City and Liverpool in their run-in.

Prediction:

A point would be a good result for Spurs and Pochettino, you would think, would be very happy with that. He’ll get it too. A 1-1 draw and a good platform to consolidate Champions League football for next season.

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

  • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 11:46 am
  • Limerick AL. March 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Same scenario crossed my troubled mind gloster. I believe it only applies to the league.

    • gloster1861 March 20, 2018 at 11:35 am

      It’s OK, all four places are in the group stage. Just read EUFA changes for 18/19.

      • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

        Pity. That’s one less things to wet the bed about.

        • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 11:46 am

          You’ll have to speak up, I’ve whizzed in my ears

  • gloster1861 March 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Last summer Liverpool played Hoffenheim in mid August in the Champions League play off for a group place.

    If we finish fourth, and the stadium isn’t ready, what happens? We can’t have two home venues in a season I believe, unless that doesn’t apply outside the league.

    • Camus March 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Isn’t it 4 automatic spots this time?
      The other day, someone at work told me it was.

    • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Top four automatically qualify for group stage

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 11:11 am
    • Camus March 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

      I remember all this brand-building with Bale well.
      And then off he went.
      He’s being primed for the very top.
      1 more season with us, I reckon.

      • caveman March 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

        Cam, you are the most negative of all on here this morning. I haven’t read anything leaning on the positive from you all morning. We haven’t lost a game, save for the Juve game since the City game. Get a grip man.

        • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

          “this morning” ?

          This feckin’ morning?!

          • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 11:52 am

            Eamonn fakin Holmes

        • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

          I AM THE MOST NEGATIVE!

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            Hahahaha!!!

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:55 am
    • Camus March 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

      It’s only Dierdre of the Fields wittering on, Ron.
      Jose will probably have the last laugh, he often does.

      • gloster1861 March 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

        Psychopathic laughter to chill the blood.

  • UnkleTaff March 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    The Chelsea and City games are largely an irrelevance as far as a top-four finish is concerned. It’s the other six we have to worry about. Win all of them (easily doable) and it’s job done.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I dont think winning all 8 is easily doable and I also agree the point about City but not Chavs thats a 6 pointer

      • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:45 am

        *6

        • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:46 am

          Six?

          • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:48 am

            no 6

    • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 10:48 am

      What do they put in the water in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿?
      Lose to Chelscum and City and Chelsea can finish above us 🤮

      • UnkleTaff March 20, 2018 at 10:49 am

        Yes they can, but assuming we win the other six they’d have to win every game between now and the end of the season to do so.

        And that just ain’t going to happen.

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:51 am

          Like winning all 6 is going to happen.Its a hell of a yankee if you were a betting man

          • UnkleTaff March 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

            Remind me what sort of run we went on at the end of last season. There’s not a fixture in those (other) six games that should concern us unduly.

            I see no reason to think we can’t do it.

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:56 am

              Yes you are talking fixture by fixture but betting all six is a bookies delight

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:57 am

              also there is a lot of hindsight there…like all of it

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

              its worth a 1000 quid punt,so go ahead

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Syd
    I have always thought the game against chelsea will decide our fate. I hate Hazard and Willian, they are always up for it when they play us.

    We can handle Hazard I think but Willian is more physical and clever too and pops up all over the place.Will have to sop him

    • Syd March 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Agree Ronnie…have you calmed down since the CL

  • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Camus

    Toby may soon be spotted at ‘Café de Flore’…
    We’ll not see him again, barring any injuries to centre-backs.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/03/19/psg-ready-rival-man-utd-barcelona-toby-alderweireld/

    This is seriously embarrassing.

    No deal announced = Quick, let’s reheat some crap.

    I particularly like the notion that PSG had to urgently offload players last week, but this week, they’re going to drop 50mill on Tony and pay him 160k pwk.

    • Camus March 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Could well be right on PSG, H.
      He does look to have been frozen out by Poch though – an unused sub vs Swansea but picked for the Belgian national squad.
      I think he’s toast, but I do like a good knee-jerk 😜

      • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:33 am

        Frozen out?

        Didn’t he play in one of games just recently? You mean he’s been frozen out from 2/3 weeks ago?

        Isn’t he coming back from a long term injury?

        Couldn’t he have been included in the Belgium for reasons other than to play?

        • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

          *fill in the blanks as you see fit

          • Camus March 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

            He might be there to make the lads french toast.
            If he’s still with us next season, I’ll buy you a fake replica shirt from China.

            • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

              Thanks. Can I have it with ‘Alderweireld’ on the back?

      • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

        He’s also unlikely to be match fit. He wasn’t right in that FA cup game. No longer as injured, so we’ll know soon.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Used to go to Cafe de Flore and Deux Magots but nobody offered me 160k a week

      • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

        ‘Two Maggots’ sounds like a cafe I’d avoid.

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

          quite a famous cafe Spurts on the left bank. Sartre and company used to go there

          • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

            Jean-Paul George and Ringo Sartre?

            Ah, I’ve always been more of Kant / Schopenhauer / Nietzsche man meself, so I probably would have steered clear of the place.

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:46 am

              I knew it.What about Hegel,Goethe and Heidigger?

            • UnkleTaff March 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

              There’s a Beatles joke that ends with the punchline “Okay Ringo, urine (you’re in)”.

              Fucked if I can remember the rest of it, though.

              • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:48 am

                start with the letter Pee

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Is it possible we got Moura at a good price because we gave PSG first refusal on Toby?

      • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

        No.
        1. £24m is not a “good price”;
        2. Spurs aren’t selling him.
        3. If Spurs were selling him and PSG had factored a first refusal clause into the Moura/Spurs deal and ‘lowered’ the purchase price of Moura they’d be taking an unreasonable financial risk as there’s no guarantee Toby would sign for them.
        Speculative value 9/10
        Basis in fact 2/10
        Likelihood of happening 1/10

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

          There is no point discussing Moura with you. lets see what he turns out to be. I know what I think and I think you know what you think and I think I know what you think and probably you know what I think so for now take away the first number you thought of but keep the point alive and we will see later

          • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

            but dont mention Holtby and I wont mention Warhol

          • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

            That Moura or less sums up the position. Let’s call a Holt to this War.

            • UnkleTaff March 20, 2018 at 11:25 am

              Hola!

  • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Facky hell another two weeks of utter boredom ☹️

    • Freund or Foe March 20, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Don’t forget Friday night, important game. Curacao v Bolivia.

      • Camus March 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

        Another glamour tie for me to lose my pennies on.

    • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

      You might have to talk to the missus. Hard cheese. Better to take advantage of the break and get it over with.

  • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 9:58 am

    @Matt_davis95
    Less than 60 out of 1800 season tickets in the 1882 section were bought today (3%). Or for context, of those who could buy season tickets today only 1% bought in 1882. It’s *almost* like it was a bad idea. #thfc

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

      The season ticket sale for the first of eight groups only started yesterday at 10am.

      • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 10:51 am

        Did you notice that the seats that are sold on the stadium plan change colour? Going to be interesting keeping an eye on that as we watch our options diminish day by day 😑

        • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

          Jeez. You need a hobby. Have you thought about developing an interest outside of football?

          • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 11:41 am

            The sad life of a Spursnut 😂

            • 61SpursNut🌰 March 20, 2018 at 11:43 am

              I also have Star Trek to cheer me up 😛

              • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2018 at 12:27 pm

                I preferred Space Fleet. USS Callister ftw! 😀

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

          182 of 1882 seats are now shown as sold.

          • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

            Got a link to this handsome?

            I don’t buy tickets so it’s not in my bookmarks!

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Its all about supply and demand. We will soon see Harry the results

    • Scandal March 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

      H – what do you reckon the chances are of any STs being left over after the renewal process? I last had one over 10 years ago and I’m not currently on the waiting list – what % take-up do you predict for the 60k on the list?

      • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 10:53 am

        Take up last summer was about one in every four, i was 53,800 on the waiting list and was offered a ST in the summer but already had one via a mate 🤐

        • scandal March 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm

          Cheers matey

    • Randy Lee March 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Im in sales phase 7 , what are the chances of getting one of the cheaper seat?

      • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

        Don’t hold your breath 😬

      • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

        Set aside £2,200 and I can guarantee that you will get one 😂

      • 61SpursNut🌰 March 20, 2018 at 11:41 am

        Actually, probably a fair chance. On first inspection a reasonable percentage of the current take up is for more expensive seats.

  • Camus March 20, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Toby may soon be spotted at ‘Café de Flore’…
    We’ll not see him again, barring any injuries to centre-backs.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/03/19/psg-ready-rival-man-utd-barcelona-toby-alderweireld/

    • Accy March 20, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Ahem…

  • Matt March 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Assuming Barkley no 100k pw Chelsea have paid him 1.2m so far. Shame we missed out on him!

    • Real Fan? March 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Its insane isn’t it? Does anyone know if Clubs insure against this? If so, the premiums must be fackin a s t r o n o m i c a l.

      • 💋 March 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

        Even if they do/could buy insurance for injuries to players, they bought him injured.

  • Camus March 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

    By the way, I’d like to apologise to all for being a bit doomy about the semi-final draw. Let my ‘Spursy’ get the better of me.
    We can definitely beat Yanited – we’ve already proved that this season – and they looked so very average vs Sevilla.
    No reason why we can’t do ’em again.
    COYS!

    • Lilywhite without the ll March 20, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Don’t be sorry, your brain has been conditioned over the last 20 years, bit like muscle memory. Some have it worse than others…”cough”

  • Camus March 20, 2018 at 8:13 am

    There’s suddenly a lot of talk about Shaw & Mourinho which has led to a number of Spurs fans opening their arms to Shaw. At this point, I’d probably take him, relying on the good relationship he had with Poch and assuming that he can get back to his Saints form with us. Rose is now a waste of space – maybe Crystal Palace will put in a bid for him – and with Toby as likely to stay as Marcus Edwards is to win the Ballon d’Or, there will be plenty of cash in the spend-what-we sell coffers. Maybe Levy and can thrash out a deal for Shaw over camembert & prosecco at the semi-final?

  • Real Fan? March 20, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Our very own Hartley™️ up to 10th in the Nutty Spurs League and without a Chelski or Arseanal player in sight. Take a bow, young man.

    Nutty, surely time for the annual cull of the amoral ?

    • Caspurs♿️ March 20, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Chuck’em aaht!

    • Sexy Beast March 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Maybe that’s why he is up to 10th?

      • Real Fan? March 20, 2018 at 8:07 am

        Admittedly there are few who’ve regularly scored high this season. Which is nice.

  • Syd March 20, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I have always thought the game against chelsea will decide our fate. I hate Hazard and Willian, they are always up for it when they play us.

    • gloster1861 March 20, 2018 at 7:36 am

      A lot of it must be because they have so much success against us. If we could beat them heavily it would all change and then they would fear playing us from that point onwards.

      We need to give that cnut Alonso a whack too. Two goals to win at Wembley from a left back was taking the piss.

  • Gus March 20, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Superspoz 🏆
    When was th last time a speedy scorer hurt us

    How about that joker that scored the winner for Juve? 😭

    • Horndog March 20, 2018 at 1:01 am

      That little fucker Dybala

      • Superspoz 🏆 March 20, 2018 at 7:46 am

        D’oh.

  • TyredMan 🚯 March 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Firmino Said,

    “We have great players in English football, it’s hard to select one as the outright best.

    “That’s why it’s the most popular league with many quality teams. We can talk about the goalscorers Salah and Harry Kane.

    “We also have Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in Manchester City.

    “Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United.

    “Moussa Sissoko and Mousa Dembele at Tottenham

    “Willian and Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.

    “It is a league with great stars. Virtually everyone I mentioned will be at the World Cup. The level is very high.”

    • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      Reference to Sissoko made me chuckle!!

  • Nick March 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Was it 5-1 we beat them at the Lane when sheringham sliced open mendietas leg with his Adidas predators blades?

  • Matt March 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    It’s no use. All these years and I still don’t learn. I think we’re going to win the FA cup and qualify for CL.

  • PlayitagainSamways March 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    The game at the Bridge is Pochettino’s biggest challenge yet.

    We HAVE to win. They fucked us over when we were chasing Leicester and should not have beaten us already in the league this year.

    If they win the gap is there for them to no doubt chase down. If we win they are outta sight.

    There can be no excuses or guff spoken about lessons to be learnt. We go there and we fucking win.

    Dier and co need to keep there heads so they can say fuck you chelsea, fuck you. They can then say fuck you again when we beat them in the FA cup final. FUCK YOU CHELSEA, FUCK YOU

    • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      I’ll be there supporting the boys.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I was at the game late 70’s when we beat them 3-1,I was in the shed trying to look disapointed(I’m sure my inner glow nearly gave me away)
    The mob we took over there was fantastic and the trouble outside the ground was like watching hand to hand trench warfare,fuck me it was exciting.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      West hams ground is a bit like the old stamford bridge, the only thing that’s missing is a ring of cars around the pitch.

      • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        I remember the had benches like the ones in an old school gym in the sidestand,totally classless,They will always be a lower league team in my head.

        • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm

          I didn’t think I’d imagined it, but I had to check.

          • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm

            PS, wotta shite hole!

            • SpurAndy 🍒π March 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm

              Yep I do remember thinking that Cas.

            • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm

              Pisshouse

            • SeattleSpursGuy March 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm

              Jeez, what a pit.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 19, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Remember going to the old bridge. I think my dad took me but can’t remember the score. Must have been in the 60’s. Damn my memory, like a fookin sieve.

      • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm

        That’s the 6th time today you’ve asked for a sieve.

    • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      82 we beat em 3-2 at the second hand fridge in the Cup 6th round, i was in the north stand with the yid army. Foe 20 mins in the second half we were incredible.

      • Urbane Sturgeon March 19, 2018 at 11:03 pm

        I was there too, my dad and his mate escorted me. I remember it got nasty……… there were bit’s of brick……… there were large blokes in donkey jackets……….. there was blood…….. it was ugly; and the 2 into 1 walkway from the home & away support areas was an architectural provocation.

        Very unpleasant pit it was.

    • gloster1861 March 20, 2018 at 7:25 am

      That would be the match where the coppers kept a wide area of the stands empty with two rows of officers. Somehow, I ended up standing in this empty area between the two sets of supporters. Heh.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Surely a bit of luck will finally come our way against the bluescum,I can’t remember a game where we weren’t the better team against the bastards

  • TyredMan 🚯 March 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    We are 4th are we not?

    • TyredMan 🚯 March 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Read it first.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 19, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Our biggest danger in defence is the ball over the top or in space for a speedy scorer can hurt us.
    Everything else we can handle

    Best these days if we pound aeay in attack..ee have the group noe who can do it

    • Superspoz 🏆 March 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      When was th last time a speedy scorer hurt us

    • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      I love a good old pound aeay

  • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Most on here are not golfers but—couldn’t help watch the resurgent Tiger come close but no cigar for second week in row.

    Will he make it all the way back?

    My own thought—even the passing of the years is too high a hill to climb. Young Irish Rory was on 🔥 fire. Quite a show.

    • SeattleSpursGuy March 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Probably not coming all the way back. But hey, 7-8 more years until he can play senior events

      • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

        Senior golf? Is that where people take longer to ruin a perfectly good walk?

    • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      He seems a really unpleasant chap,fukim.

      • 💋 March 19, 2018 at 8:27 pm

        Agreed.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Well I am a lifelong golfer. I respect his golfing ability and his desire to compete and play as well as he can and perhaps win again etc. I have lost some respect for him personally but hey we are not all gems. I hope he has his life together and can be a great father. That is way more important than any more golf heroics.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π March 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

        Agree with all of that HD. Finding it just a tad irritating the way the media fawn over everything he says and does.

        • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm

          Well he got his Karma sutra anyways…

    • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      Never rule out the usual suspects but the prospect of Tiger Woods winning the Masters is a distinct possibility!

  • Superspoz 🏆 March 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I,for one, won’t “take a draw now” thank you very much.

  • Nick March 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Will take a draw at the second hand fridge.I don’t accept that Southampton will be a walkover for them in the cup either.They are a totally different animal with Hughes in charge,& he has history with Chelsea.I get the same feeling with them as us in 95’ when Everton spoilt the party when all & sundry said it was ours.

  • SeattleSpursGuy March 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    This made me laugh, from a Spurs fan coming back fron Swansea:

    Dan Louw @DanLouw: I’ve never been to a game with so much litter on the pitch – coffee cups; plastic bags; Sissoko. #SWATOT

    • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      Poor old Sissoko. Yes, he’s not much cop and not good enough for Spurs, but it’s Levy who bought him and Poch who plays him. They are to blame.

    • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      + a personal tee hee. Well said that man

    • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 3:52 am

      Genius

  • caveman March 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I’d take three points, but they will still be fighting for a top four place. But they’re definitely beatable by the mighty Spurs.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      We’re easily as good as them now and imo better. The only team who are on a higher level atm are Citeh.

  • Matt March 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I’d take a point. I reckon we may play 3 at the back if Toby is fit. We were damn near impenetrable with that formation.

    • paul March 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Slightly worried we’re never going to see Tobes in a Spurs shirt again

      • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        This.

        • MysteriousStranger March 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

          Harry Kane is the only player listed as injured on physioroom so I think you’re worrying for nothing. He’ll play a few more games before he gets his move/moved on – if we don’t win the FA Cup.

          • MysteriousStranger March 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm

            Only Spurs player.

    • Gus March 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      I’d take a point. They will lift for us, they always do. A clinical team would go in and get that point, we shall see

  • paul March 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    realistically i can’t see us doing them at the Fridge and in the faccy cup final so i’ll take a battling draw first and then a glorious win after 🙂

    • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      We should use the bridge to take out Willian. They’re far less effective without him (well, it feels that way). So, go ahead in the game, take out willian (Sissoko nominated red card – take one for the team) – Willian out for a month, win the semi.

      Simples.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 19, 2018 at 6:19 pm

        besides he is an almost traitor.

        • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm

          He is definitely an ingrate.

          • paul March 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm

            We’d all still av im at arrs in a heartbeat tho ;’)

            • Gus March 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

              Smash him and get the man a taxi

            • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

              Nah,can’t forgive the unnecessary taunting.

  • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    The next match is a fortnight away?

    Let’s wait to see which of our players remain uninjured after the pointless friendlies.

    My guess is Son and Alli will pick up injuries.

    • caveman March 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      My guess is Son and Alli will pick up injuries.
      Don’t be so feckless Glos!

      • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm

        You know something will happen. It won’t be Hazard or Willian getting crocked.

        • paul March 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm

          It’s not like that smug little Belgian gimp doesn’t deserve it either

  • SeattleSpursGuy March 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    David Dillenberg
    Hi Spursy. When was the last occasion we beat Chelski at the Bridge?
    Rest assured Hazard, Willian & Co will be up for it!

    February 1990 – An 89th minute Gary Lineker header secured a 2-1 away win for Spurs.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      You stat freak. I knew it had been a while.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      We won an FA Cup more recently!

  • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Anyone naild down a seat in the Mothership yet?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Yep, but you know about that one already 😛

      • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm

        One singular or 😛 for plural?

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm

          A singular pair.

          • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm

            Like two gay Frogs.

            • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm

              Would you? Not that there’s …

              • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 6:38 pm

                No no, not at all.

                • Real Fan? March 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

                  Spurts has got his in the Rainbow Flag section.

                  • 💋 March 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

                    I think that’s only right being as I’m supplying the flag.

                    • Real Fan? March 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                      *fag

                    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm

                      …butts.

                  • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2018 at 3:53 am

                    Too many ‘l’s in that sentence

    • mystic arnold March 20, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Yeh got one despite the best efforts of the web site

  • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Message to the lads against Chelski don’t concede needless freekicks outside the penalty area. Get the drift!

    • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Don’t play Lamela.

      • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        or Aurier as he hauls down Hazard in the penalty area!

        • Accy March 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          oh, don’t.

          Playing Aurier will be about as sensible as playing Son at left back…

          • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm

            Interesting team selection when I would be tempted to play our secret weapon Llorente on this occasion.

            • Sexy Beast March 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

              Secret? lol

            • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

              weapon??

              • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm

                He meant tool.

                • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

                  Blunt instrument.

                  • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

                    Guitar is an instrument, held by a Blunt tool.
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      • paul March 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm

        Unfair!

  • Spursy March 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Want us to win there, good and proper.

    • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Spursy. When was the last occasion we beat Chelski at the Bridge?
      Rest assured Hazard, Willian & Co will be up for it!

      • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        Watford and Bournemouth did it.

        • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

          Indeed but this high octane match carries extra spice!

    • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Forgot the brown sauce!

      • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

        For Accy.

        • Accy March 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          Cheers!

  • Freund or Foe March 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I’d rip your flipper off right now for a draw.

    • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Draw minimum imho. A beating is required.

      • David Dillenberg March 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

        Whichever way you wrap it up it’s a tough ask!

  • Accy March 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Don’t know what to have for dinner.

    Cheese on toast?

    Any suggestions?

    • Accy March 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      don’t normally cook for just me – really struggling.

      • Rich g March 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

        Bombay badboy,the king of pot poodles

        • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

          sounds disgusting but not a bad idea – a pot noodle.

          Do they have any nutritional value?

    • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Veggie sausages BBQ beans and mash.

      • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

        Had veggie sausages t’other night. Thanks tho 😉

        • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 6:09 pm

          Tesco ricotta and cheese tortellini with the chilled three cheese sauce! Lovely.

          • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm

            Sounds good – I’m by myself all week so might have something like this tomorrow!

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Three eggs, beaten to death in a jug, a little milk, salt, pepper and a knob of butter. Grate some strong cheese into it and microwave until the mush is perfectly scrambled and still a little wet. Serve onto two slices of toasted bread of your choice.

      • Accy March 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm

        This could be good – I might do this with some smoked salmon as the base layer.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

          J’approve.

      • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Ahhh! Yum! Pretty close to what the Missus has on offer this eve chez TCY

  • paul March 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Squeaky boom boom time!

  • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Surprised Chelsea aren’t top seeds for the cup. They’ve more or less got a bye in the final whereas Spurs and United have to slug it out. And it will be a slug, forget parking the bus, Mourinho is no doubt already building the barricade and fallout shelter.

    • Caspurs♿️ March 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      They are according to most of the bookies.

  • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    A win would calm so many nerves. Going eight points clear and then we can go into that semi final pretty damn gung ho. Kane wouldn’t need to be rushed back either.

    Imagine Spurs being London’s only CL team next season.

  • YidInExile March 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I feel a win at the Fridge would be a huge statement

  • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Would love to break the nut and actually win at The Bridge. Can’t forget how happy I felt when Clint Dempsey’s goal in a 3-2 win broke a chain of 20 years plus ineptitude at OT.

    If we are a “big club” we have to get beyond some of these embarrassing runs of abject failure.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Off topic Cincy, but sorry to see Xavier and Cincinnati both lose yesterday. 😟

      • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        Two horrible losses. Only ray of sunshine—FC Cincinnati, our would be MLS franchise finally took the measure of Charleston Battery 1-0 after six thumping defeats.

        • gloster1861 March 19, 2018 at 4:04 pm

          Assault and battery?

          • TheCincinnatiYid March 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm

            The Battery is Charleston’s scenic waterfront district. Many colonial gem residences and Fort Sumter, first battle of the Civil War sleeping in the distance. Lovely lovely 😊

            • TheCincinnatiYid March 20, 2018 at 1:38 am

              But I guess I missed the joke, Glos—sorry!