Date: 25th October 2017 at 10:55pm
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Mauricio Pochettino was the blue eyed boy a few hours ago. The final whistle goes and he’s being challenged to produce his coaching badges.

The unpalatable fact of the matter is this is what it looks like when you throw a game and so has no bearing upon his ability to manage.

Equally calls for Vorm to be deported currently doing the rounds courtesy of the pond life on Twitter are as equally spurious.

“We showed a lack of aggression. Everything we were doing in the first half. You can never lose your focus.”

I’d have to question whether aggression or lack thereof was a factor, not having the right tools for the job was a more obvious omission.

“In football sometimes you are in the sky after Real and Liverpool. I understand today it’s not easy to play this type of competition if you rotate. You can see last night and it’s difficult to keep the momentum. That’s my responsibility.”

Momentum cannot be maintained when you change the personnel. So that’s fundamentally nonsensical. This wasn’t rotation in its purest sense. Foyth for example looked embarrassingly out of his depth once he was asked to defend, to such a degree one has to ask at what level he is actually fit to play at.

“I’d rather win ‘real trophies’ than the FA or EFL Cups.”

In which case Tottenham Hotspur Football Club need to let the poor mugs trooping out to bloody Wembley know that they are going to get very poor value for money.

Whilst it makes sense for the business to focus on the commercially attractive stuff, you can’t treat supporters like some milking parlour where you sometimes pet the cows and other times kick the cows. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • JimmyGrievance October 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I get we can’t win every game. It’s how you lose though. A loss when you’ve given everything is palatable, just ! To lose like that is just plain wrong.

    Clubs / Teams who win things want to win every game. Players who are on the periphery want to prove they can step up. Sadly, that’s not Spurs. We don’t and haven’t had the winning mentality for decades….

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Just another rinse and repeat year in terms of success. Yes we are good but to roll out “we only go for big trophies'” bollocks is a piss take…you have to earn the right and we haven’t earned jack…there will be so much pressure building up on this team to win a trophy now it will make it even harder. It was always going to be a tricky year at Wembley before our move so why not go for a winnable cup for the players and fans.

    3 goals in 15mins is a concern regardless of which squad was out there..

  • Aussie in Switzerland October 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Take 50 million for Dier, as he’ll be worth 20 by May

    • Lilywhite without the ll October 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

      There must be players in our academy that can pass backwards or lose possession in key areas so I’d say yes..

  • IrishSpurs October 26, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I know losing to west spam is not nice but i genuinely believe this will be a good thing – it was the mickey mouse cup and wasnt our first team – the pundits are now saying we havent the bottle etc – this will refocus us – we will regroup and the squad players will realise that they have to earn their right to get into the first team – we are still a good team and i think this is the best result before man u – a draw at least – i also discovered last night where lamela disappeared to – rose ate him!! Podgy!!

  • BARD October 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

    We’re still too reliant on Kane. A few weeks out and it’ll cost us. We lack firepower up front. I wish wed5thrown this cup in the 3rd round. Concentrate on the FA cup for a trophy cos we ain’t winning the league or the CL.

  • Camus October 26, 2017 at 6:37 am

    This kind of performance / result is only okay if we go and win one of those ‘real trophies’. We’ll probably never win the Champions League so that just leaves the Premier League. Not much to expect, is it?

  • Sexy Beast October 26, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Who wants to win that silly little cup anyway? 👎

  • Still Nil Nil October 26, 2017 at 5:17 am

    If Spurs keep throwing cup games like this, we’ll never get our day out at Wembley

  • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Beat the best team in the land. What’s not to like about that. 👎

    • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 3:48 am

      Mancs and and real are fucked. 💪

  • A waddle and a fork October 26, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Alli behaved like it was beyond him to play in the B team

    • Ufluckinplic October 26, 2017 at 3:17 am

      That’s today’s players mentality unfortunately, if he plays a blinder at OT this weekend then all is forgiven by many.

  • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Repeat: West Ham deserved that. Next

    • MiT October 26, 2017 at 2:22 am

      +1

  • Ufluckinplic October 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

    As much as I don’t like to lose, let those mugs enjoy their moment of glory. They’ll go out in the next round and probably lose at the weekend! Their highlight every season is beating us, that will be difficult when they’re playing in the championship. They can focus on Millwall then

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 26, 2017 at 12:35 am

    We did brilliantly in playing RM and Pool.This eas bullshit!

    NEXT:

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 26, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Pfft.

  • Hartley™ October 26, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Wet Spam = as good as it’s going to get, won their cup final.
    Spurs = 2-0 and we fucked it up, or did we?

    • caveman October 26, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Yes, we fucked it up. Couldn’t understand why we flaffed about like we were so superior because we weren’t. Rose was pure shite, rusty as fuck and shouldn’t be reintroduced until he gets properly fit. As for Alli he was awful. The attitude stunk. It was thieving and every Spurs fan that paid an admission fee should get their money back.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 26, 2017 at 12:48 am

        ✔✔

      • Lilywhite without the ll October 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

        Yep….look at the Swansea and Palace result, absolute disregard towards fans for the time and money they put in to watch their team…clubs should literally give the tickets for free to these games.

  • A waddle and a fork October 26, 2017 at 12:22 am

    We always give them something to crow about. That’s the highlight of their season once again. Charity cases.

  • Not a Real Fan. October 26, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Freund or Foe
    But if I were stuck on a packed tube ride right now, I’d have the hump.

    I’m not sure that’s legal.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 25, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Fuck this cup the only reason is what ramifications woukd it have on the next games..the answer is none

  • melcyid October 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    it was just a run out.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Well said Harry. Here’s a reason we lost that nobody will like. Mr Hotspur did allude to it. They were better. 1 to 11 , man for man in quality, character and hunger they were a better side. Not on the pitch either. On paper.

  • gloster1861 October 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Happy Hammers, sad Spurs.

    The players Poch sent out did not constitute a team. Disjointed, unable to keep the ball, no clear tactics. You can’t just turn up and win.

    • East Stand October 26, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Well it’s already been said, the game was thrown.

      Let the Spams revel in beating our reserves and playing in the Championship next season…

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    You made me cry
    when you said, “goodbye”

    Ain’t that a shame?
    my tears fell like rain.
    Ain’t that a shame?
    you’re the one to blame.

    You broke my heart
    when you said we’ll part

    Ain’t that a shame?
    my tears fell like rain.
    Ain’t that a shame?
    you’re the one to blame

    Oh well, goodbye
    although I’ll cry.

    Ain’t that a shame…

  • David Dillenberg October 25, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    One consolations is that we don’t have to face Man City in the final!
    Bonne Nuit

    • MysteriousStranger October 26, 2017 at 12:11 am

      We’ve beaten Man CIty three times in the last four meetings, with one draw. Just saying.

      • MiT October 26, 2017 at 2:25 am

        Yes, and Spurs are well-equipped to do it again with recent tactics vs the way City likes to play. It will look similar to the Pool match – let them move the ball around a bit, and hit them with a lot of effective counters due to their propensity to get their backs too far up.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π October 25, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    My view is that the second half was being quite nicely managed. The spammers were going through the motions and we were quite happy to sit back and knock the ball about. They get a goal from nowhere and suddenly the lack of our normal experienced defence we started to wobble. They get another quick goal and then it’s panic stations. I think Davies was the last man out for 2 of the goals, playing them onside. Shit result against one of the last teams we would want to lose to. However I’d rather it in this game than in the PL, although I’d very much doubt if it would happen there as we’d have a full strength team out.

  • Freund or Foe October 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    It doesn’t hurt as much as it should.

    • Freund or Foe October 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      But if I were stuck on a packed tube ride right now, I’d have the hump.

      • MysteriousStranger October 25, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        Yep.

      • gloster1861 October 25, 2017 at 11:34 pm

        I gather my lads are pissed off after bothering to support the team tonight.

  • David Dillenberg October 25, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    How did Foyth perform this eve?

    • David Dillenberg October 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Nice if Marcus Edwards could have had a run out.

      • Harry Hotspur October 25, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        He’s too good for this competition. We’re saving him for the World Cup final.

        • A waddle and a fork October 26, 2017 at 12:21 am

          Lol

        • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 3:34 am

          Lmfao big time wooo. That’s a good one hahahhahaahah.

          • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 3:37 am

            Very close to the best larf I’ve ‘ad in ages 😂😂😜still going 😘

            • AntSpurs October 26, 2017 at 3:40 am

              Put some dough I’m him scoring the winner in a World Cup quick cause you know it’s gonna happen 👍

      • MysteriousStranger October 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm

        He played a game on Monday though.

    • Lilywhite without the ll October 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Good first half but feel apart when the going got tuff….Toby also missed Jan by his side..

  • SpurAndy 🍒π October 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    A kick in the bollox is never to far away when you’re a football supporter.

    • David Dillenberg October 25, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Coasting is dangerous as we discovered this eve.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π October 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    II

  • David Dillenberg October 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    From previous blog, taking a philosophical approach to this “freakish defeat” perfectly illustrates the fans emotions of highs and lows of the great game we love so much.

  • The Boy SPURTSPUR October 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm

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