Date: 6th November 2018 at 6:48pm
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Tottenham Hotspur host PSV in matchday 4 of European Champions League on Tuesday 6th November, 8:00pm at Wembley Stadium.

Spurs are winless in five CL matches (D2 L3), our longest ever winless run in a major European competition.

Group B currently looks like this:

Which effectively requires Spurs to have a talent transplant in order to continue meaningfully in the competition.

3rd place redirects us towards the insanity of the Europa League.

I’d prefer 4th spot and an opportunity to regroup against Crystal Palace, because I’m a rational person.

If you wish to invent scenarios whereby we are ‘still very much in this’, be my guest – on someone else’s wall.

Poch is not phased by an early exit, telling the BBC: “When you are competitive at that level, if you are not good enough, if you are not clinical, or defend poorly like in the last minute in the Inter Milan game… If you don’t deserve to go, it’s disappointing but not embarrassing.”

OUR XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane (C).

No midfield.

#WatchUsInnovate

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

  • Tappaspur November 7, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Just got me paws on tickets for all our December home games for no money! (Tottenham community centre link) “They c a n t even give em away! Errm:-) 🙂 Said to my bredrin “I’d better soak up as much live spurs as I can. C a n t see myself getting to see many games at the new place” “why not he said? our community will be getting much more free tickets next season and lot of concession tickets too. (Probably not many if any for big games. My grandson and I will get to more games than I expected. C’mon levy keep the locals sweet. 🙂

    • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

      All we need now is some decent signings for you to go and watch, with the stadium debt etc the might need to continue giving tickets away to fill the place up!!

      • Tappaspur November 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

        You could look at it like that. I’m not. Tired of it. C’mon TOTTENHAM PLAYERS! Oh and I’m not worried in the slightest about the soon to be relatively peanuts debt. Not gonna waste my worry on whether we’re gonna bring in real quality in the summer either. gonna go support the team when I can. Have a scream and a shout and give my emotions free reign. Pipe outor passion. Thats what its all about remember.

        • Tappaspur November 7, 2018 at 9:36 am

          *”Pipe out passion

        • Harry Hotspur November 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

          Soon to be peanuts debt.

          Dear me.

          • Tappaspur November 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

            Not worried about a million a week in the slightest. TV money ain’t going down (ever) only up. The bottom aint falling out of this market. I worry more about our left back.

  • dilly November 7, 2018 at 12:47 am

    This was a victory that was a tribute to persistence rather than high quality in a Wembley atmosphere subdued by the struggles, for much of the time, of the home team and the swathes of empty red seats in a crowd of 46,588 that was down on the night’s capacity and meant barely half the seating was used.
    (BBC Sport)

    “If we can beat Inter then we will both have seven points,” said the Poch. “Then in one game anything can happen. We will go to Barcelona [for the final group match] to try to win the game. The belief is still there. I am so optimistic.”
    (BBC Sport)
    Optimistic? Beating Barcelona in their own backyard. Simples. Yes sure!!
    Forget it…

    • dilly November 7, 2018 at 12:49 am

      Hang on boosting our hopes presumably Barca may already have qualified?

      • dilly November 7, 2018 at 12:56 am

        Barca already qualified to the k/o stages.

    • dilly November 7, 2018 at 12:51 am

      Impressed with imposing Gazzaniga,

    • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 8:58 am

      You’re right its unlikely but as usual I’m sure you would have been equally pessimistic before be beat Real Madrid last season…

      Interestingly for you, the much overhyped Liverpool of which you speak so highly were beaten soundly by European minnows Red Star Belgrade.

      • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

        Useless and toothless with Salah a pale imitation of the player he was last season, VanDyke sadly not having the desired effect of improving their defence in Belgrade despite costing over 80m from Saints. A woeful performance given the level of investment, Klopp useless…

        • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

          etc…etc…etc…

  • dilly November 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Hello
    Before Easty predictably berates me for my negatives, rescued by Kane reflecting on this pleasing but laboured turgid victory when will it dawn on Poch that we lack width, pace and creativity in midfield and penetration up front plenty of possession but no cutting edge. Davies again had a shocker out of his depth and Aurier is a complete waste of space. Flakey Alli and Eriksen did little.
    Poch missed the nous to shake up the side at HT.
    2 positives Winks had one of his better games and when Moura dribbled like Messi he did everything apart from score like Messi!!

    • dilly November 6, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      2 full backs constantly failing to get to the byline and cross a decent ball into the box. Roobish. Ok he is not perfect but at least pacy KWP offers an attacking outlet!

      • dilly November 7, 2018 at 12:01 am

        Poch looked pretty cheesed off.
        HT: Poch should have made a triple subs: On Lamela (who actually did nothing when he came on), Skipp for Eriksen and Llorente for Alli should have all come on.

    • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 8:59 am

      What does all this mean?

  • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I want to go for a body surf but I’m too scared. Sharks are having a right go at us downunder at the moment.

    • Aussie in Switzerland November 6, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      No surf in the Whitsundays, you sound like a Victorian. Chomp Chomp

      • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm

        No surf in Botany Bay either I have to go to Maroubra for Surf, no good for the kids there though, there was another attack this morning up in Ballina.

        • Aussie in Switzerland November 6, 2018 at 11:56 pm

          Really. I come from Ballina. No guano

          • Aussie in Switzerland November 7, 2018 at 12:03 am

            I grew up surfing in every place the last 4 attacks happened, especially the latest one. Farrk, we even used to paddle the river, dodging prawn trawlers at dusk

  • Eddie November 6, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Home and away eyes,might have know.

    • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      Saw that, weird huh.

      • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 10:34 pm

        Opps that’s weird, wrong place. Sorry.

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Apparently Inter had one guano all night and scored. You gotta love the Italians, you wont see them conceding after 90 secs

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    £17.50 for a Man City CL game ticket and they LEVY sell them…pffttt

    • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      *c a n t….although if LEVY could sell them he would 😆

  • East Stand November 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Aurier fans, where are ya?

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      I met one once. His eyes pointed in different directions.

      • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:01 am

        lol

    • dilly November 7, 2018 at 1:31 am

      So we are blaming Levy or Poch for this misguided purchase (Aurier) who struggles to control and cross a ball with any semblance of comfort?1

      • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:02 am

        Bargain bucket French players? Levy, without question….

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Roll on getting the f u c k out of Wembley…its soul sapping..

    • East Stand November 7, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Ironically, it has also been the scene of some of our biggest victories in recent history.

  • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hurruh!!COYFS!!!

  • Sid Trotter November 6, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    ok so this may be wrong, but I’m actually starting to see some fire and resilience from us, champions in the making soon, not this year, but soon, there’s a mentality we haven’t had before, one that keeps on fighting …. but I may be wrong

    • Sid Trotter November 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      The last time I was wrong I actually hadn’t been born so it doesn’t really LEVY

    • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      You are having a laugh, surely.

      • Sid Trotter November 6, 2018 at 9:56 pm

        He he hehe

  • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Who fancies PSV to turn over Inter?

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Tripps you goat!

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Why am I not elated ?

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Cos we are a circus

    • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Because you are a realist.

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    someones added +1min ??!!

    • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm
      Saw that, weird huh.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Oh ffs. Europa league. Well done you mugs

    • YidinExile November 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      😆😆

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      bums on seats

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm

        Wembley in the Europa. What was tonights attendance? Subtract 20,000.
        Deep sigh

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    The only good thing from Davies all game.

    • YidinExile November 6, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Good time for it then

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Davies put in a decent ball 😳

  • Al November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    We’re not a very good football team anymore

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Haha 2-1

    • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Back in Europa

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    F my life

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Inter immediately equalise. Ridiculous farce.

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Hope she’s not a nice lady

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Inter have just equalised

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    bread and butter goal..you brat..

    • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      or prat

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Awsome save

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Yeah Gazza👍

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Barca in front

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Hope, that cruelest of mistresses

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Yay. Who gives a flip

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    1-1

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Boooo

  • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    This is a great performance. We are going out while making it look as if we are genuinely going for the points.

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    All you can do is laugh.

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    We’re going out of this Competition like a damp Squid.

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      *squib.

      Squids are already damp.

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    We LEVY cross the ball to save our lives so theres probably no point in sending on the big Spanish lump

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Agreed.

  • Eddie November 6, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Our corners and crosses into the area have been poor tonight.

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    If i had a prosthetic leg i could still cross the ball better than Davies

    • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      If you had 2 prosthetic legs you would cross better !

      • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm

        If you were a quadraplegic Dracula you could deal with crosses better than he

  • legoverlass November 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Typical sub by Pooch. Take off our most effective attacking player in Moura. What planet does Pooch inhabit when he makes subs…. crazy

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      I think Poch is juggling players on minutes played on previous matches

  • Eddie November 6, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    He’d never spend 52M on a player.

    • baz November 6, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Defo not on a non-current asset

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Moura was effective, crazy sub

  • Eddie November 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Levy wouldn’t turn up because he knows the crowd will turn against him if we are eliminated.I suspect he’s hiding in the cheese room with some crackers and Camembert and a glass of port.

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      I think at the end of all time Levy will be found in a hole in the ground with tins of spaghetti hoops, a burner, and a couple of guns.

      • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm

        (like Saddam)

    • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      I think he’s scouting that £52m player the Media are on about.

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Bring On Lamela.

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      for Dele

  • Cabspur November 6, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    What’s the attendence? Looks about 30000

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Is Levy The Liar at the game ? Yet to see the Evil Genius.

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Eriksen won’t wait around forever, I believe the Children are our future, treat them well and let them see the way.

  • Eddie November 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Well that was underwhelming.Our normal game loads of possession,no end product.Yes their keeper has kept them in the game,but the save from Dele apart,all the efforts have been straight at him.
    I would rather come bottom and have no Euro games to distract us from the rest of the season.

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Walker and Rose. Now we have Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Will Botch make a HT change ?

    • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm
      wedding vegetable for Dele or Son.

      • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm

        Lamela = wedding vege?

  • YidinExile November 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    A game for the protocol in any case

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    If we qualify for the Europa we will win it. Providing Arse and Chelski are not bothered, they would Win it out of Spite.

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    We don’t need nor want Europa and at this rate we don’t deserve European Competition. As a fan it’s painful to watch skilled players unable to lift their game, to galvanise themselves, Poch spoke of Glory but this is far from Glory.

  • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Bottom of the group please. On shore football only this season please.

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Sooo the Inter Barca game is level…hmmn.

  • Sid Trotter November 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    The irony is, we’re actually playing well

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Inter and Barca playing for a draw

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Super save

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I’ve missed those long balls to Dele from Tobes.

  • Sid Trotter November 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    We’re still out of this

    • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      We’re only a couple of goals away from being in front.

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    My god Aurier. Absolute gash.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Bargain basement Ligue 1

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    1/1 Tottenham 5/2 PSV 11/4
    Current odds Bet 365

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Everything breaks down with Son atm

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    It’s only a matter of time, Keep the Filth !

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    We should buy their goalie

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Double chance

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    If aiming at the goal keeper scored you a goal we’d be 3-1 up.

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    ohh dear…..crowd has woken up a bit though..

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    such a shame he can’t finish….great runner..

    • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      None of them can

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Great run. no cigar

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    We should be f*cked out of the competition anyway for that turd of a playing surface. Laughing stock.

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    FFS take SOn off and sell the flipper

    • The Tottinghams November 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Are you North Korean?

    • Willie! November 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Yeah, I mean he must be total guano if he plays 3 games in a week and only scores two and assists one.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    We’re consentrating on Palace so we can get top 4 and do it all again.

    Oreborus

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      *ouroboros

  • The Tottinghams November 6, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Austin Power’s Dad was right when he said
    “There are only two things I can’t stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch”.

    I am saying this while watching the match from our place in The Hague with my Dutch wife

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Spurs turning the screw early

  • Elevenstonedidiots November 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Good. The players are on message. They dont want ropey league either.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Yes. Its going to plan.

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    game on ….come on Kane..

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Who remember Bale storming through Inter at the Lane?
    That was a football club.

    • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Me remember. West upper.

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm

        Lovely.

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Sell Son.

    • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      harsh….another burnt out player..

  • Cabspur November 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Tip marking ali

  • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    rubbish

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Its going well. How many people have given Levy money tonight?

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      We really are Arsenal 5 years ago.

      Arsenal with cheese. Arsenal Royale.

      • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        “The metric system? check out the brains on braad 🙂

  • PlayitagainSamways November 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Perfect start. Nice and uphill all the way

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Jeez

  • Lilywhite without the II November 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    shower….

  • Mad Carew November 6, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    With game changers on the Spurs Bench like Sissoko, Skip, Lamela & Llorente, PSV must feel they have a Mountain to climb tonight.
    3-1 unless we’re cynical, then it’s 5-1.

  • Limerick AL. November 6, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    If Spurs win then so will Internationale, you all know this will happen.

  • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Red star bel. 🙂 🙂 brilliant

  • PlayitagainSamways November 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    That is an Ossie Ardilles team!
    Pretty much 5 attackers! Ha ha

    Winks will have a lot of work to do.

    COYS

    • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      As will sanchez and toby

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Its the mid 90’s!

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        *#progress

  • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Good to see Red Star putting the smackdown on the dippers @ the moment.

    • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Monaco 0-4, the look on Nacer Chadli’s face 😭

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        The weird results courtesy of BT sports.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Kane to score 1 goal and 2 touchdowns.

  • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    That team looks good.

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Davies and Aurier a bit suspect

      • Tappaspur November 6, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        Davies rubbish. Aurier ain’t.

        • Cabspur November 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm

          Yeah Davies has been utter gash lately .

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Were actually invented a system with no midfield?? That’s one way of coping with not having one.

    ENIC FC continue to break ground. Boldly going where no so called football club has gone. Signings? Nah. Midfields? Turn it in!?!

    We’ve got a innovater running things. *massive rassberry*

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      We’ve *

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      To be fair, this is exactly what Guardiola did against us first game of last season.

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        They’ve got the most expensive array of attacking talent on earth though. We’ve got Lucas. Sing hosanna!!

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

        Its only PSV I spose

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      *an

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    And poochs words describe perfectly the joke of the CL perpetuation and can be rehashed season after season in slightly different ways. We can’t win it, we will be going out before the quarters at the latest every time but its not a disgrace. Thereby covering the magic earner.

    In it to earn it. THATS the new phrase for a top 4 plodder.

    Glory Glory.

    • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      To Earn Is To Do.

      • Accy November 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm

        *To Fleece

        • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? November 6, 2018 at 7:06 pm

          Both of em will work…

          • MrChickenHead November 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm

            Them and Us.

  • Accy November 6, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Looks like a 433

    • Accy November 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      This is probably our strongest possible line up.