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Requiem For A Football Pitch

Requiem For A Football Pitch

 spoke to he gaffer and harvested here are the quotes.

“When you are focused and you feel that your home is White Hart Lane it’s so difficult to change,” Pochettino said. “One week we play at White Hart Lane, the next week we play at Wembley. It’s so difficult to change your mindset and be ready when you are so comfortable at White Hart Lane. But next season there’s no excuse. Next season it’s Wembley only. I’m sure that from day one next season we will be thinking about Wembley and it will be completely different.

“It’s also funny how things have changed. When I arrived at this club I made the mistake of saying that the [small] size of the White Hart Lane pitch maybe didn’t help us in the way we want to play. I received a lot of criticism for that. But now it’s: ‘Maybe Wembley is so big.’

“Because I am a very sensitive person and so emotional, it will be difficult not to cry on Sunday,” Pochettino said. “But the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will always be with us. It’s important, too, that we’re staying on the same site. We won’t have to change our habits.”

 

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

  • MiT May 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    COME ON YOU BEAUTIFUL SPURS !!

  • Harry Hotspur May 14, 2017 at 10:15 am
  • Superspoz 🍳 May 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Perfect scenario?
    3 nil down at half time, 15 – 3 full time.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 10:11 am

      *0-0 at half time, 15-0 at full time!

      • Superspoz 🍳 May 14, 2017 at 10:13 am

        Even better! What was I thinking? Oh yeah revenge for the 3 – 5!

  • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Mornin all. Nuffsed..

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Morning, Stinky.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

        Howdy hombre.

      • Superspoz 🍳 May 14, 2017 at 10:11 am

        Moaning.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

          You must know me well..

  • SpurAndy May 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

    It’s on Sky as well if you have it.

  • Sexy Beast May 14, 2017 at 9:33 am

    For anyone who doesn’t know you can watch the celebrations after thre game on the Spurs Facebook page live.

    • MysteriousStranger May 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

      And live on Sky Sports.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

        And in the stadium.

        • Lilywhite without the II May 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

          i was wondering whether they would stream it live within the stadium, thats good…

        • Trustee savings Bank May 15, 2017 at 12:56 am

          Mars have lifted the bar so you can now watch it there too free & Six.

  • oxspur May 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

    well just over 45 years ago I walked into lane to see Spurs beat man Utd 2-0 and that will do today . off to catch the train soon to be there COYS

  • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Anybuddy tuning into Radio 5 live will hear Gary Richardson interview Lord Sugar shortly.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 14, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Anyone else will be better utilising their time.

      • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

        Nutty I tried that last night viewing the Eurovision song contest but keeping Joyce happy failed!!

    • SpurAndy May 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Thanks DD but I’m finding sticking sharp pins in my eyes more rewarding.

      • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

        Calling it as it is Lord Sugar always makes sense!

        • Sexy Beast May 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

          When it comes to some of his tweets about footy DD i think the majority would think he makes no sense!

    • caveman May 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Ñow there’s an ex Spurs chairman that lined his pockets. Thought he was clever playing Mr Deeppockets and ran our club into the ground. I’ll never forgive him for raping the mighty THFC. Lord Sugar indeed.

      • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

        Cavey you have short memories because had it not been for Lord Sugar rescuing the club the alternative was Spurs being owned by Robert Maxwell at the time?

        • caveman May 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

          No difference. In fact I would have preferred Maxwell, I detest Lord Shitarse so much for what he did to our famous old club.

          • caveman May 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

            He was an opportunist that stole in to our club like thieves in the night.

            • caveman May 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

              Knew or cared absolutely nothing about the club or football but only had profit on his mind and he made his money and ran.

  • Sexy Beast May 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

    http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2017/5/14/15636470/tottenham-hotspur-mauricio-pochettino-not-l
    Try again! This will warm the cockles of your hart……….and you Wad

  • Sexy Beast May 14, 2017 at 8:07 am

    A waddle and a fork
    Potch is awesome but he’s only been at the club two minutes- he won’t be there forever – we will FOREVER. In every chant. All these players and managers can suck my cock. We are Spurs. Not them. They facilitate our joy and disappointment. I’ll always be Spurs. Potch won’t. He won’t die Spurs the same way he moved on from Espagnol. I don’t care – good luck. But don’t talk about crying on Sunday. That’s for us. Not them.

    artilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2017/5/14/15636470/tottenham-hotspur-mauricio-pochettino-not-l

  • A waddle and a fork May 14, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Potch is awesome but he’s only been at the club two minutes- he won’t be there forever – we will FOREVER. In every chant. All these players and managers can suck my cock. We are Spurs. Not them. They facilitate our joy and disappointment. I’ll always be Spurs. Potch won’t. He won’t die Spurs the same way he moved on from Espagnol. I don’t care – good luck. But don’t talk about crying on Sunday. That’s for us. Not them.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

      How sweet.

    • Harry Hotspur May 14, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Well said. Theses people are passing through, temporarily custodians. The club only exists in OUR veins. Next week, next season, next 5 years he’ll be receiving his salary from someone else. We are not paid to be here. Thanks very much.

      • Sexy Beast May 14, 2017 at 9:19 am

        All well and good taking that line but is Wenger just passing through at Le Arse? Why not the Poochman to stay with us for the next 10 years or more, for me Spurs is the perfect club for him.

    • caveman May 14, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Point taken, but there are managers and players that hold on and become Spurs fans. I’m talking about Bill Nick, Gary Mabutt, Darren Anderton, Graham Roberts and Ledley King. Not forgetting Sol Campbell.

  • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Greavsie goal scoring supremo.

    ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6BXH3UdSI4

  • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 1:54 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jYTLfukNUg

    Nostalgia: Spurs 5 v Man Utd 1

  • melcyid May 14, 2017 at 1:31 am

    would be good form to tear the mancs a new one as a send off.5 will do

    • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 1:35 am

      Not greedy I would take securing 2nd spot with a 1-0.

      • Gus May 14, 2017 at 1:40 am

        1-0 Will do nicely

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 2:33 am

      I’d love to trounce the Mancs 5-0.

  • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Incidentally Portugal won the Eurovision song contest singing a gentle ballad!

  • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 1:14 am

    MOTD commentator Steve Wilson: “With their bright new future now literally looming over them, Spurs bid farewell to their cherished home of 118 years.

    “It’s not a day to think too much about the result, certainly not a day to think too much of Manchester United – cast in the role of awkward guests at a private gathering.

    “It’s a day for the fans.

    “It’s not just a stadium that supporters leave behind, not mere concrete and brick. For a long-standing lover of any club to exit what is a kind of second home, is to feel the loss of friends and family who first guided us through the turnstiles and into the tribe – it is to feel old.

    “So forget the future, forget the now, and embrace the past. For some that will mean thinking of Bale
    and Modric, for some Waddle, Hoddle, Lineker and Gazza – for everyone Jimmy Greaves.

    “When the last whistle goes there will be smiles and tears and memories – always the memories.”
    (BBC Sport)

    Personally I have seen Spurs win 2 trophies at WHL:
    The Anglo Italian Cup and EUEFA Cup beating Wolves.

    • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Poxy and I will be at our usual table at the Solihull Walkabout with hanging balloons lapping up the party atmosphere

      • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 1:33 am

        Party atmosphere? Is it a Spurs pub?

        • David Dillenberg May 14, 2017 at 2:10 am

          No but it will be tomorrow!

  • gus May 14, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I expect the crowd noise will be deafening. Hopefully the boys and the fans can send the old girl on her way with a proper send off, beating the mancs. To all those going along, enjoy the day COYS

  • Hartley™ May 14, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Next season….?

    • gus May 14, 2017 at 1:05 am

      What, getting the old band back together?

      • Hartley™ May 14, 2017 at 1:31 am

        Woodgate’s face?
        Nah…
        Winning at home.

  • Horndog May 14, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Paul Merson “has sent a warning to Tottenham about Arsenal.” Fuck him!

    • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Warning us that they’ll finish below us? Fair play…

  • Hartley™ May 14, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Next season….?

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:25 am

      Dammit! Been sitting here for 20 mins looking at that, waiting for something to happen.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 12:28 am

        I’m waiting for it to say ‘time out’.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

    McG
    Man U for our final game feels a little fixed!

    Ha ha McG, nothing escapes you.
    Maybe that’s why they call it the fixture list…

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Fek! Cas made a joke!

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I am in control of my emotions…

  • McG ⚽⚽ May 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Man U for our final game feels a little fixed!

    • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      • McG ⚽⚽ May 13, 2017 at 11:51 pm

        Not really!

  • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    The end of an era.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Goosebumps.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      You know it.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      • Gloster1861 May 13, 2017 at 11:25 pm

        i love that one. True affection.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

        I could watch that all day. Thankfully, as it’s night-time I don’t have to and I can simply go to bed.

  • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I wonder where this one ranks in the ‘Must Win’ category

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Hmmm, I’d say must, must, must, must, must win.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:11 am

      I don’t think it does. It would be nice but the season’s done. 1 point and we can all go on our holibobs.

  • richspurs May 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Envious of the blerry fans in the stadium tomorrow. Good luck people. May the force be with you. Hope the lads are motivated enougn to put on an unforgettable farewell. Next season starts tomorrow afternoon, not in August.

  • Steviepee May 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Getting a bit emotional about it all tomorrow having had season tickets in the enclosure and now north upper, was on the shelf for Bristol rovers 9- nil and the Eufa cup final among so many others
    So many memories good and bad, hundreds of games with my recently late father, sure to be a couple of tears for him and our great old ground as we say goodbye

    • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Let the tears flow!

  • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    You have to give credit where credit is due. Where are my manners.Winning a title is never easy. Congratulations Newcastle and Portsmouth well done 👏👏

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Are youza going tomoz Spoz?

      • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        Nah my two brothers will be representing me tomorrow. The bastards.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm

          I konker, bastards!

        • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

          The youngest has a ticket and the other one knows someone that knows someone that owes someone.

          • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

            I don’t have a ticket, although I think I will go anyway and watch it in the pub. I get the impression I will not be the only one doing so, you’re more than welcome to join us.

            • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:46 pm

              Man I’d love to. But my 5 yo has a virus, she’s not good. In this case its family first. If she’s any better this time tomorrow I might take you up on the offer but we’ll see.

              • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm

                Cool bruv, family always come foist.

  • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Anyone know of a boozer showing the game in Sahagún, Palencia, northern Spain?

    • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Yeah I’m sure loads do around here. Just wait a minute.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      That’s funny, only the other day I was saying how useful it would be to know which establishments are showing the Spurs game in Sahagún, Palencia, northern Spain, wodda coincidence.
      Sadly I never found out.

      • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        Great minds, eh?

        • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm

          Evening Northern Spur, trust you’re well! Movistar Futbol and Bein Sports have the Premier League rights in Spain apparently. Not sure if Movistar Futbol is an internet streaming only channel but it is listed as being shown on there – been a few years since I was living in Spain so doubtless it’s a bit different nowadays. Movistar was merely a telecommunications company/Internet service provider back then. They might have done a “BT Sport” for all I know.

          Bar El Trasgu has a TV… 😂 from experience a fair few Tapas bars would show Real Madrid or Barcelona games, but not English fixtures usually. That being said there were a few English bars where I was, so they catered for those needs. If you’re staying in a Hotel it’s probably worth asking at Reception if they know of anywhere. Good luck.

          • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm

            Muchas gracias, MS. I arrive there tmw and will check out your suggestions. At the very least, I’ll find a bar with wee-fee and follow it as best I can.

            • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm

              De nada Señor. 😎

      • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

        If only you could be more like MS!!!

        • Northern Spur May 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

          Directed to Caspurs (t-in-cheek!)

          • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm

            Heaven forbid! There can be only one Mys.
            Good luck tomoz, and have a good time in Spain.

            • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

              • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:13 am

                That’s how I react to kids.

  • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    One of the nicest beers I’ve had is Brooklyn’s ‘Summer Ale’.
    Aldi are selling this gluten free and vegan 5% pale ale and it is magic.
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    I’ve spotted the cocaine stash.

    • MysteriousStranger May 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      In the scented candles, or the walkie talkie?

      • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 11:15 pm

        My mistake. The scented candle/Harry association had clouded my judgement.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

        I thought there was a feint film on the Cromer coaster.

  • Camus May 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    If anyone can grab me a few blades of grass from the hallowed turf tomorrow, in return I’ll offer up a signed copy of The Myth of Sisyphus. For those not yet familiar with my oeuvre, it’s essentially the equivalent of ‘A Supporter’s Guide To Following Tottenham Hotspur And What To Expect If You Do Make That Choice (And How You Will Suffer Eternally)’.

    • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I can get you some grass. 😎

      • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        Could you get me an eight?

        • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm

          If it’s good make it a quarter 😂

          • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

            Sold. Discount for yids!

      • East Stand May 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        Especially if you vote for the Lib Dems…

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      😄

  • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Have a fetish for noodle broth these days!

  • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Just done a *bit of research to find out why white Hart Lane is called white Hart Lane. Still none the wiser.

    *about 20 seconds worth.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Coz it was behind the White Hart pub.

      • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        So why wasn’t it called the white hart?

        • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

          Coz all the fans wooda gone to the pub instead, obviously…

          • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm

            You! ☝You’re good.

  • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    no quare banter on this blog

  • caveman May 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Stoke coming back into it!

  • 89Spurs 👁 May 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hardly the hand of God, Crouch will do!

  • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    That was handy!

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      No problem.

  • Lilywhite without the II May 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Just need to make sure we win tomorrow, get 3 points, finish 2nd and let the kids out for the last 2 away games as the players will switch off anyway. Plus if we lose it puts a bad taste in staying after the game…

  • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Sigh. Things were peachy for at least 10 minutes.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      It’s all gone pear shaped now..

  • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    If I was in London and couldnt get a ticket for tomorrow this would be my plan. Get suited up,hire a roller and chauffeur to drive me into the car park,let the doorman open the door for me and proclaim when challenged im Joes guesT.Then ask wheres the loo ,while security checks up.Off to the loo and disappear into the ground for one last bunk into the Lane FOR OLD TIMES SAKE.

    • danspurs May 13, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Good plan. I’ll let you know if it works. Hopefully it’ll be nilly who grabs me…

  • Lilywhite without the II May 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    “Because I am a very sensitive person”….so am i Poch, if we don’t start winning shit i’ll very upset..

  • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Liverpool fans will be shitting themselves……….

    • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Wenger dancing cos he is a bit closer to that 16 Million pound 2 year deal

      • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        wenger dancing? disgusting.

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Council announce non return flaps on bins?

  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I feel like singing!
    This particular Nutter is right ready for tomorrah, I don’t mind tellin’ ya.
    I’ll be cruisin’ down the ‘igh Road abaht arf two soaking up the atmos’.
    Chas ‘n Dave eh, EH?

    • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Yeah alright ☹️😪😪😪

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        Soz, Smozz! A ickle bit.

        • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

          Call me Sexy and i might stop crying.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      I don’t recognise you anymore, you’ve changed…

      • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        Eh? must be blog lag…

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      you’ve changed, I don’t recognise you anymore.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Spurstacus
    Settled down with the Mrs to watch Colin Firth in the Oscar winning film about the king of England’s speech impediment. Imagine my surprise when the opening credits rolled and the title of the film I’d downloaded was actually ‘The Kings Peach’.

  • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    One of the nicest beers I’ve had is Brooklyn’s ‘Summer Ale’.

    Aldi are selling this gluten free and vegan 5% pale ale and it is magic.

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    • Aussie in Switzerland May 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Far too many healthy eating books on the shelf….slip the missus some meat more often

    • Lilywhite without the II May 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Are there cryptic clues in that picture H so we can try and guess what sort of person you are..;-)

      • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

        I think we’ve all established that 😷

        • melcyid May 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

          Cromer pier lurker

          • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm

            I used smoked bacon. Knocks the crabs bandy.

    • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      So that’s where all my fucking remotes are.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

        The mobile must be due an upgrade by now.

        • Harry Hotspur May 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

          It’s digital on the inside, baby.

    • Superspoz 🍳 May 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Love those bottles.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I’m a sensitive person and emotional, but I’ll be wearing a clean habit on Sunday.

  • Sexy Beast May 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I feel like crying cos i don’t have a ticket 🙁

  • Freünd or Foe May 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    You and me both Pochmeister.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 13, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      When FoFy left Harry, wotta film…

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