Date: 6th August 2017 at 10:39am
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The most important thing I walked away from the game was that Trippier could be on for a double digit assist figure for next season.

For all the jibber jabber about Bonzo’s pace and the need for a ‘better’ right back than Kieran, I think we’ve already got the right guy in place. Admittedly he’s been flown to Switzerland this morning to have his leg sewn back on, but the boy’s mustard.

Juve were in full friendly mode for which we ought to be grateful, that said it won’t dampen the psychological boost every will get from winning a game a Wembley. Spurs we definitely more interested in winning the match and it would have been relatively brutal had we walked off that pitch with our heads down, yet again.

So is everything alright now? Nothing happened in the 90 minutes of football we got to allay the concerns that were flagged up when the Spurs team was announced.

A ropey starting XI and a bench from the heavily reduced ‘shop soiled’ selection at Ikea. Yes, we have some injuries, but this squad is in urgent need of reinforcements.

As one fan was quick to point out.

There are no two ways about it. It must have felt a tad strange for both teams playing in a stadium that was less than half empty.

The upper tier was clearly never offered for sale.聽Whoever made the decision to mark seats that weren’t being sold – as sold – went beyond their pay grade. A good many were deluded into posting daft comments online in support of the unsupportable. One clown barked at me ‘well it looks like it’s selling well to me!’

Arriving at a football match to discover you were lied to before a ball has been kicked is like meeting your online dating match for the first time and finding out they’ve not been using their own photo.

Poch needs (if he hasn’t already) to break it to Levy that Sissoko must be shunted, that Lamela may need the basic rules of the game explained to him again after he’s been out for an entire year.

As admirable as it is to see so many academy boys on the list, not one of them is yet Premier League standard. This squad isn’t fit to compete in the Champions League either.

Graham Joyce is right, Poch needs to be backed and that’s all there is too it.

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

  • Marspur August 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    That N’Jie at Marseille looks tasty!

  • Blackie August 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I am a huge spurs fan! However I don’t get how other spurs fans get down or negative with the current set up or squad! 2nd & 3Rd place finishes and a Fa cup semi final
    We obviously all want to see them win everything and completely dominate but due to our financial restraints compared to the big 3! And trying to attract top talent on a smaller wage budget is near on impossible.
    So our recent surge is down to poch and the team and belief spirit he has created within the squad. Let’s get firmly behind the boys Inc Sissoko and Janssen and dare to dream.. COYS

    • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Good grief…

    • Tacomuncher August 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Christ, we are one or two injuries away from placing 10th in the league and being dumped out of the CL in the group stages. Our starting 11 is strong if everyone is healthy but the lack of cover and competition will kill us.

      • Ronwol1960-61 August 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

        we rare also one or two weeks away still from the window closing

  • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    New bloggins>>>>>>>>>>>

  • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I had to miss last 20 minutes of the match, did Janssen look half decent then?

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      He ran abaaht a bit..

    • SpurAndy 馃崚蟺 August 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      I’d love to say yes but I’d be lying.

      • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm

        Funny, come on Sonny, back in the fold please mate!!

        • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          and hurry, add Rose to that..and Tripps of course..

  • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Sissoko had a good game…give me a break, he joined in for once that was it..Juv just sat back and defended for the counter which gave time to our players. Tob and Yan played well. It was a good performance with some lovely passes but overall we made a lot of simple mistakes but Juv let us get away with it. Up against Prem teams we won’t have the time. Kane is looking really good, Ali was poor apart from the sublime pass for the goal. We will see next week how prepared we are for the season and hope that other teams also have to speed up and get used to their new players so we may get a way with it…but thats not the point Is it…it’s US that should be starting this season kicking ars with a now well formed team and with 1 or 2 CL additions added…but NO, shit fuck Levy has managed to sell one of our key players, talk bollocks about academy, rip his loyal fans off and ensure he ruins any good start we can have to any season as he doesn’t want success on the pitch without it effecting his balance sheet..

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Whine Whine Whine

      • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

        red or white?

        • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm


          • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm

            sorry he’s injured..

            • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm


    • Jan Vertiginous August 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      I’ve got to agree. It’s like the transfer window is a surprise to him each time it opens. Why couldn’t we have our transfers lined up and ready to go? Others bought in the first few days. Instead we get the Ferraro Rocher and carnations from the petrol station.

      • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

        Miraculously we did somehow get the players we got

      • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        You can go back to January really, if not further to start scouting what you think is required for the new season, so we’ve had 8months of paying staff to do nothing and then Levy says “ok, ok, I get it, I’ll get you someone in 3 weeks, now shut the door”….

        • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          Is this something new?

          • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

            There’s always hope…Levy has made some good moves with the likes of Nike (although this is probably more to do with the NFL tie-in) so why can’t he apply the same logic to the squad, you could say as an investment that the rate these players increase in value Levy is loosing money by not brining more in…

            • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

              The window isnt over yet
              He loves a few bargains but he might really do well too
              We dont know
              If history teaches us anything…

              We are fucked

              • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

                there you go..;-)

    • Tacomuncher August 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Sissoko looks like a crap 6th grader playing against skilled 3rd graders. He’s the least coordinated professional footballer around and everything seems to take 5 touches and half an eternity.

    • Stanley CM August 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Who’s ripping you off? No one’s putting a gun to your head to buy tickets to the games. Since you seem to like teams who spend a lot, Chelski and Qatar City are good options for you.

  • UnkleTaff August 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Amazing the number of people who are quick to point out that yesterdays result was largely irrelevant as it was a friendly but somehow the City result was a clear indication that we’re well and truly f*cked.

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm


    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      City turned up though. Big time.

      • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        City didn’t play it as a friendly. They saw and took an opportunity to stick it to us, make a statement.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

          Very much so. While juve don’t start their season yet, were not fit or interested, the whole thing was a passification exercise by Daniel levy.

          • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

            They kick off a week later than us, we kick off a week later than PSG but still beat both. Not much of an argument there really. One week is nothing in terms of fitness.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

              Maybe. That makes it even more of a joke that they were so roll over able.

              • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

                Debrown & Kompany were ready to punch our focking lights out, they looked pumped on steriods if anything. We had nothing to prove, and didn’t, they had it all to prove & did.

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

                  Definitely wanted to put down a marker.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm

                Even so apparently Jansen made quite a difference in his fitness in a week or so. Sounded like he was in better shape yesterday.

          • Ronan August 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm

            Gazza, that was also Juve’s last friendly before their season kicks off. Allegri would have been treating it just as seriously as poch. We know our first xi can live with the best, it’s what happens when any of the key men need a breather or get injured.

            • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

              Its possible Juve had a difficult time at Wembley.Their game is to contain…it was much more difficult for them than us

      • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        They wanted to win to prove a point, we were unprepared for the onslaught..

        • Gus August 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

          It was a friendly. We were in friendly mode

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      By the same token there is a lot of people that thought yesterdays game was relevant and dismiss the City game as being irrelevant

      • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        The important thing about yesterday as not the result, but the fact we showed ourselves capable of playing more thn decent football at Wembley, even with little atmosphere. The fact it came against the Italian champions & cl finalists was a bonus. Our bench is still utterly shite tho.

        • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm

          The idea that Wembley is a problem was never one from me. If there is any problem with Wembley its that the teams who play there less will have a disadvantage and for us playing there all season it can be a great advantage if Pochs creates a strategy for it.
          Its not all about the fastest team etc its also about accurate passing but most of all its about being mentally ready.

          • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

            So not having an atmosphere and a “home” advantage isn’t a problem coz Poch can change the way we play…come on Ron..

            • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

              The better we do the more fans will come.For me its never about the fans making the atmosphere.Its about the team making the atmosphere.

              • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

                To a certain degree yes but it’s just that Wembley is a terrible “home” stadium…when the team need lifting it’s impossible to get anything going….some of the games at the Lane last year were unbelievable, the noise was defining and made the hairs on the back of your head tingle.. ones I will never forget.

                • Lilywhite without the II August 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm


                • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

                  These billionaires should start lifting themselves.These geniuses should take responsibility and play like there is 100,000 Tottenham fans singing at Wembley instead of waiting for one schmuck cab driver to arrive from Stoke Newington to change the mood of tjis multi billion pounds game

    • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Who has done that?

      (not a witch hunt, just curious)

  • norman wisdom August 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    im glad Alli is in the process of joining barcelona….hes completely and utterly over hyped …his main skill it seems is knowing how to shatter an opponents knee cap or elbow him in the face….dont think we need superstars ..we need ,and im going back a few years now, “ordinary ” modern day equivalents of players like Paul Allen…Steve Perryman..terry dyson….the “run all day” kind of players with heart, who do the simple things well consistently and buck the dressing room up….model pros if ya like……as for wages ,who in their right mind earning 拢200,000 a week would have any interest in playing in a football league cup replay at exeter on a cold january night for example….football is in its death throes has killed it…even the world cup now is rapidly becoming A cure for insomnia,same as champions league,fa cup …even the league title isnt what it was in terms of excitement …like alli the whole kit n caboogle of football has been hyped up to a stage where whatever happens its an almighty anti climax….sick of reading /hearing about so called games of the decade…ive been to some of them ,and its more interesting watching the bacon slicer at the co-op…………….mind you shes got a lovely bum i admit.

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Her End is Nigh

    • Ronan August 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Check Dele’s assist against one of the world’s best defences yesterday, or look up how many outright strikers aged under 20 scored as many as he did last season from midfield.

      • norman wisdom August 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm

        it was a friendly….even sissoko nearly scored lol….

        • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm

          It was so much a friendly that Juventus looked like shit and we looked good. Sissoko had a good game.Not just nearly scored make a few beautiful passes too.
          Our team is ok. We need a few additions thats all

          • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

            It might be cheaper to try and clone Toby Wanyama and Kane

        • norman wisdom August 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

          but seriously….can you evin begin to compare alli with maradonna,cruyff, pele, charlton, greaves,best and a host of other truly great players? alli doesnt even come close..ok most players dont either ,thats what i mean by over hyped….hes really not that special in my view .

          • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

            Neymar just sold for over 200 mil
            Ronaldo is priced at what 250 mil?
            Kane is priceless
            We could sell Alli for 86 mil or more but who do we buy
            Alli is an incredible player when he wants to be.He wouldnt easily be replaced. If you have any ideas please send them in, No Sigg is not in the same league.

            • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

              Alli has scored more than Becks Scoles & Lamps combined & the same stages of their respective careers. If he was to be sold, I’d want to see 150 mil in return. Norman, read the above stat again, I think you’re failing to appreciate what we hav on our hands here.

          • Ronan August 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

            Yes, please name some of the special young players you’d like to replace Dele with. Players who would come to spurs.

    • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Fark that paints a grim picture. The lad is a bit of a show pony who can drift in and out of games, but he knows the way to the goal line with startling regularity for an overhyped chancer. Might be time to avoid current football and stick to watching reruns of Brian Moore on Big League Soccer

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Can’t disagree. Sadly.

    • God August 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Are you related to the author of this blog?

  • Nick August 6, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Who honestly thought shitsoko had a good game? One shot,half a tackle & hiding in plain sight.Hardly good,better than before but still not good.If one of the kids had a game like that most would be saying they’re not ready

  • Smiley spud August 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Did anyone else see that sisooko fella on the field yesterday? I’m confused, he wasn’t in our academy last year was he?

  • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Would you rather they bought Ronaldo?

    I want Yanited to buy Fat Ronaldo

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      We would of!

      • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        In his prime absolutely. In the sunset of his career? Yup. That guy there has been slotting too many pies in the bottom corner

        • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

          He has obviously got a new trick to play with his hands in his pockets while doing sissors kicks

          • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm

            With an apple stuffed in his mouth

  • Nick August 6, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    How long has messi been manager of Barcelona? Every story I read is of Lionel telling the people in charge to sign,de Maria,dybala & now Alli馃檮 Recent valuations of players put Alli at around 拢120m but Barcelona can buy him for 拢80m ? Also Bale may sign for Cheatski Ffs

  • roforefoSpurs August 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Why the clamour for signings, FFS? Do you actually pay attention to what is happening at your club, to understand the madness that underpins the madness/philosophy?

    Three years ago, just after Poch became our manager, I remember reading, on this blog, an article of Morgan Schneiderlin describing the finer detail of what Pochettino’s tactics entailed. It blew my mind (perhaps, you can resuscitate that particular blog, Harry). What I discerned from what Schneiderlin detailed was that Poch’s philosophy was about more than the lung-busting aspect it’s more renowned for. Nowadays, it takes a damn hell of a lot of learning to be a Spurs player. Let me explain.

    After Mauricio sorted the wheat from the chaff, of the players he inherited, the one thing the retained players all said, in common, was how they had to learn Poch’s way, which culminated in hearing Lloris say, nowadays, how his views about football are perfectly aligned with Mauricio’s. He didn’t say that from Day One; it took learning! And, likewise for Jan, Rose, Walker, Dier, Kane et al. And, no-one typified this ‘learning’ more than Heung-min Son, whose frustrations at the end of his first year (of learning) left him pondering a loan-move before the start of his second season. Nuff said!

    The only player – Wanyama – who hit-the-ground-running under Poch, played for him, already, at Sothampton. So, whom ever we sign – be it a mega 拢50m+ or a moderate 拢25 miller, it’ll take them, at least, a year of learning, before they become a Spurs player, rather than a football commodity. And, what goes on in that ‘year-of-learning’ is observing if a player has the aptitude for Poch’s philosophy. Hence, the shifting of Fazio or Clinton N’jie or Chadli, whom as everyone, now, knows, from WBA, has an aversion to early-mroning runs.

    When you hear a player complain, as did Sissoko or Son, that they didn’t have a pre-season, it’s an euphemism for struggling to come to grips with Poch’s ‘Energia Universal’ philosophy. Because, if you think about it, you can dedicate resources to catch-up a player on fitness, however rigorous the regime, whilst the season is in progress, were lung-busting fitness all this philosophy entailed. But, the universal energy of any Eleven would be in jeopardy if you introduce a part that is not in sync with the other parts. Hence, the paucity of games for new signings. So, what will determine if Sissoko and GKN are still with us, come September, is not their respective lack of performances from last season, it is whether they demonstrated the aptitude. Have they learnt; are they incorrigible.

    So, why the clamour for signings, eh? Is the universal energy philosophy not evident to you? Do you know what it takes to cultivate it, such that Lloris says his views and yours are, all of a suden, in perfect harmony?

    • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Yes, but would would win between a mermaid and a t-shirt bazooka?

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Its a good post and makes sense but no need to shoot the piano playey.
      Maybe this site is not as sophisticated as you need. Mayve The Economist is more in line
      Still you make a good point

    • SpursGoliath August 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      This comment might have made sense…before the manager has come out and explicitly said he wants a few signings :/

    • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Sorry, you lost me after 5 words.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      I best call an ambulance. I’ve just made an unsuccessful self decapitation attempt. The lengths folk go to to justify a joke weak squad and a bollock if a chairman are beffudling.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        *of…..thers quite a lot if blood….b FCC hh拢拢拢”*

  • ForzaYids August 6, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    It will be really sad if Bale joins United. I know his salary is over 300k a week and out of our reach but I prefer he stays in Spain lol

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Would you rather they bought Ronaldo?

  • JuandeInternational August 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

    And did Mr Joyce receive a reply from the little prick?

    The movement was good and Kane in particular looks like he has benefitted from getting a bit of time off. Eriksen also looks ready, but imagine someone kicks him very hard in the opening 3 games? “We’d like to buy your attacking midfielder.” “Sorry, you’ve left us no time to find a replacement so sod off.”

    No one with any sense is asking for countless additions, but quality over quantity. One player in the 拢30-40m bracket to offer competition and options is not going to put the club into a downward spiral of unmanageable debt. Oh wait, we have 3-4 of those coming through from the development squad, so we are all set then. We’ll have the league wrapped up by February.

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Its not over ffs

  • Willy juice August 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Even if we buy three now it’s too late! we needed them weeks ago! No doubt we will have a sloppy start to the season

    • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Dont be crazy
      We have our team
      If we buy a few they will be subs anyway they woukd have to win a place

  • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 11:52 am

    In the comments at full matches was a link to the full

  • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I think Sissoko will still have a hard time against PL defences in the position he plays. If it was more of a YaYa position he would get more time to have choices what to do. he did get a lot of room to work it looke like. When you are pushing forward fast as Poch wants spece runs out very quickly.Thats why I think his position is wrong for him despite a good showing. Still I hope he does well

    • maximumspursman August 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      I’m with you on that Ron – I want him to do well because he plays for the club I love! Last season was a right off whether through lack of fitness, lack of understanding (of the system) lack of playing time / correct position or, simply, lack of application on his part? There is a player in there – as he showed for France prior to us buying him (but God only knows why this hasn’t been replicated). Does he feel the ‘fan lash’ at being the scapegoat? Time will tell if he stays (and many don’t want that)!

      • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        I think he was pushed by Poch kast season and he was erratic.He needed yo be calmer but I think his best position is deeper where he would get more time.He has talent. It could work out.

        • gus August 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

          I know Lamela is a goat at the moment but he was good for us not that long ago, and like Sissoko he had a less than auspicious start to his time at WHL. If Sissoko stays I hope he comes right

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm


  • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 11:47 am
  • Camus August 6, 2017 at 11:41 am

    My new strategy for a week or two is to pretend that the transfer window doesn’t exist. Having accepted 拢50mill for Walker and 拢20-30mill from other player sales, I didn’t think it was too demanding or knee-jerk to expect that we might have bought two or three quality additions to strengthen the squad – a right-back, perhaps Barkley and 1 other. Had we done that, and following a promising showing at Wembley yesterday, I would be positively crowing about the fact that we were good to go. My vibe would be upbeat. As it is, I’ve been bored into submission, into acceptance. I accept now that we won’t do the above. I accept that the most likely eventuality is that we will leave it too late and bring in 2 or 3 nobodies that don’t strengthen the squad at all. That gets me down. It kills my vibe. So my new strategy is to pretend that the transfer window is a fiction of everyone’s imagination. The season starts next weekend. Let’s hope it’s a good ‘un. That’s all I’ve got. 馃憤馃徎

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 11:43 am

      It aint over is it?

      • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 11:45 am

        the window closes at 11pm on Thursday August 31.

        3 players coming

        • Camus August 6, 2017 at 11:51 am

          Season starts for us on Sunday, Ron.

          • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

            We have enough for Sunday

            • Camus August 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm

              Then we are good to go. Transfers can f*ck off.

              • ronwol196061馃嚚馃嚘 August 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

                Be like that I still hope

    • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Camus, have you heard of the transfer window? We have just under 4 weeks left to buy players (in case you weren’t aware).

      • Camus August 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

        No, I haven’t heard of it. We play on Sunday, that’s all I know.

  • Sexy Beast August 6, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I鈥檓 sorry, but completing 3 passes and missing the goal doesn鈥檛 constitute 鈥榲ery good鈥 in my book.
    It鈥檚 simply that he wasn鈥檛 abysmal this time that has lead you to that conclusion.

    Sissoko had a good game, granted it was a friendly, granted he was awful last season but given that Pooch has turned water into wine with Walker and Rose maybe he can turn him into a useful squad player, maybe not.
    I am prepared to encourage him if he stays in the hope that if he gets some confidence and if he feels the crowd backing him he might just become a very good player for the team.

    • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 11:42 am

      I just saw the extended highlites now. Sissoko still a bit leggy but had a nice game from what I could see. He did get time to work but he was there and his passing and shots were good. I still think he would be better if his position was deeper. But this seemed like a good one for him. Confidence is another thing with so much demonization from our fans against him its not easy.

      • Sexy Beast August 6, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        Confidence in sport is everything, if two teams of similar ability play a game and one team is high on confidence and the other is low on confidence we know which one will likely win most of the time. He looked like a different player yesterday to the one we watched last season (although he did improve a bit later in the season) let’s get behind him not on his back!

        • ronwol196061 August 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm

          Agree 100%

    • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Yep, if he applies himself, shows the effort expected & comes good, I won’t be complaining.

  • Scarface August 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

    1-13 ok but after that we are in trouble. All well and good to rave about the youth but unless they are Alli versions 2, 3, 4 and 5 then forget it. It was what it was a friendly. Sissoko may be ok. Alli won’t go to Barca, Coutinho will. Still believe we will sign 2 before window shuts…

  • Jan Vertiginous August 6, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Is “less than half empty” a pessimist’s “more than half full”.

    • Sexy Beast August 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

      1/3rd full or if you want over 2/3rds empty

  • BERNARD August 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Kyle Walker-Peters the boy done good and Sissoko for once looked very good for a change keep the faith

    • AccringtonSpurs August 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

      I’m sorry, but completing 3 passes and missing the goal doesn’t constitute ‘very good’ in my book.

      It’s simply that he wasn’t abysmal this time that has lead you to that conclusion.

      • AB August 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

        I am not Sissoko’s biggest fan by a long long way but he worked very hard and wanted to get on the ball (maybe more than other higher-rated colleagues) and he hit the post with a good effort. So all in all, he deserves some credit. If he stays (off to Turkey?) whether he performs like that week in week out only time will tell.

      • 89Spurs 馃憗 August 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

        He hit the woodwork, the same as Kane did, and I know that Harry scored. It’s his temperament that I’m not sure about. Easily rattled.

        • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

          Hitting the woodwork is off target.

          • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

            If it hits the woodwork & goes in, that counts as on target.

            • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 12:05 pm

              Did it go in? No. Therefor it was OFF TARGET!

              • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm

                See ‘Being Nearly Pregnant’ by Sister Mary O’Toole chapter 3 for further details.

      • BERNARD August 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

        agreed but its an improvement at least he was trying had he got 2 halves he may have felt more of a part of the team its all about feeling wanted

    • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Define ‘very good’

  • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I don’t understand how Poch is so calm in all of this? That suggests they are working on some kinda plan, just gotta pray it comes good.

    • Harry Hotspur August 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

      He’s reading off cue cards.

      • McG 鈿解毥 August 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

        Apparently we are the only side in the top four flights of English fooball not to have strengthened their first team with a signing. You couldn’t make it up!!

        • Mattspurs August 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

          Apparently we finished above 90 of them

          • Ronan August 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

            But not 91 of them. Seems a little odd not to be striving to be champions for the first time since JFK was around.

  • Caspurs鈾匡笍 August 6, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Get widdit!