Date: 7th October 2018 at 11:06am
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Pochettino revealed himself to be somewhat out of the loop after yesterday’s clash against Cardiff telling PA SPORT:

“I was a little bit surprised that it was empty. But I understand that this is difficult – we cannot ask for more from our fans. Of course, it was a difficult day with the weather and everything and it’s not easy.”

It wasn’t the weather my old son. People are fed up with Wembley because it’s a horrible experience. It always has been and always will be.

THFC had already agreed with Wembley to withdraw the availability of the upper tiers in advance of selling tickets to non season ticket holders.

So it was never going to be packed, even if our entire global support simultaneously lost their minds and decided to partake.

This fan on Spurs Community summed up the mood well:

Be prepared to be more shocked then over the coming weeks/months while we’re still at Wembley.

I was there today, but before during and after the game I’m afraid to say I was asking myself why the hell I was there in the p____g rain with a hangover.

I’m just done with Wembley now, apart from the CL games. Going to keep any further refunds I get against next seasons ST.

Fed up with the ball ache of getting there, the even worse ball ache of getting back, the soulless bowl that is the stadium, the s__t PA system, the roof leaking and dripping over me, the thick muppets serving the overpriced food and drink and the foreign tourists unable to queue for anything without pushing in and spending their whole time in their pack-a-macs with their selfie sticks and bloody video cameras.

The football was as equally torturous.

Cardiff City aren’t of the required quality to play in the Premier League.

Unless something seismic happens to somebody else, these footballing illiterates are going straight back down again next summer.

Harry Winks was MOTM by a some distance.

Lucas Moura went home to watch himself put two past Manchester United on video for the 25th night in a row.

There’s some ITK brewing about Poch which isn’t what anybody wants to hear.

Unbelievably, he appears to have been left unimpressed with the fact that Spurs were the only club in any of Europe’s top 5 leagues not to have bought anyone in the summer transfer window.

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

  • Chris October 7, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Anyone got a decent stream to the game?

  • dilly October 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    After their emphatic win today we play Arse who are certainly in the title / top 4 mix at the Emirates at the end of Nov.

    • dilly October 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Predicted top 4 in no particular order:-
      Spurs (to miss out)

      • dilly October 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        Cautionary Note: It’s good news that I am customarily wrong!!

        • Accy October 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

          Not a betting man meself but I’d put money on that if I were you.

      • East Stand October 7, 2018 at 9:27 pm


  • Chris October 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Last game I went to @ Wembley was last season (in premier league). I went to the Barcelona game because it was somewhat a match that intrigued me. I kept asking myself why I bothered. I’ve taken refunds for all other games and refuse to go to Wembley again. Other ST holders should follow.

  • Limerick AL. October 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Lets hope Citeh can get a good result today.

    • Accy October 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      City have gone about things the right way.

      They’ve chucked money at their team and won multiple cups/titles.

      They also run the club properly off the pitch.

      I hope they leave the Liverpool staff and team questioning their chosen profession, today.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Arsenal 5-1. Chelsea 3-0 both away. Painfull.

    Hello darkness my old friend……

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    As I said yesterday if Utd had paid for him Levy would have let Toby go too. Imagine that now…..?? Sanchez on his own marshalling a defence with Foyth or CCV recalled from wherever. Or Dier CB then we would be beyond critical in midfield shortage. This is how little of a fuck that chairman gives. A CL outfit!?

  • Limerick AL. October 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    You are Right Mr Lilywhite. Its hard to comprehend what is happening before our eyes and the really sad part is when ‘Levys House Of Cards’ crumbles Spurs Core Support will have been decimated. Remember last Season at Wembley ? Footage of 2 Tourists getting to their seats with 2 Barrels of Popcorn, Thats Spurs Future except that there will be few Tourists.

  • Lilywhite without the II October 7, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I made my decision last year not to go back to Wembley…I am a ST holder and so far this year have been to 0 games…I made the mistake buying a Barca ticket, then knowing we had 5 players out decided not to go….I cant believe its come to this but I despise ENIC so much. The problem is theres so many that go along with it or are happy (I can only assume) because ENIC build stuff …most new supporters don’t remember the 60/70 & 80’s..they only compare us now from the late 90’s and 00’s so Levy is god to them…

    On current form West Ham and Arsenal are going to be tricky games….

    If the football is shit and we go back to the europa paying £1300 average for a season ticket, then watch the numbers fall…..btw, we’ve already lost some die hard supporters due to the increase from 800-1200 so next year will be worse..

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      The bizarre thing is, most of the people I got shit from about telling what fraudsters ENIC are 40 and up years old which I found astounding. Even if your young you should be able to see Redknapp was the only reason Levy’s had us in the top 4 when he bailed him out a decade ago. Now he’s hit the roulette jackpot with Porch and Kane and Dele he’s STILL fucked it up by neglecting football matters. Anyone who still believes the “project” needs a serious rest and a think.

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm

        ENIC were*

  • JimmyGrievance October 7, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    The greatest manager to have never won anything continued his obsession with possession again.. 75% yesterday. Penny still hasn’t dropped, teams don’t mind you having the ball in your own half….

  • Tappaspur October 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    The arse looking good. Fuck sake!!!!!!!

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Arsenal not messing about this year. No let offs from them and Chelsea this time. We are up shit creek.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Well, at least we had 2 years. Well done ENIC. Progress…..but, no….we’ve been top club in London many many times before Levy showed up.

  • Limerick AL October 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Has anybody on here ever seen Levy the Liar being asked relevant questions vis a vis the Football side of things ? He has faded into the background, one Cute Whore .

  • Panama Paul October 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Listened to the game over the internet. The standard of commentary and punditry only matched by the standard of the football. Went to bed at midnight”at full time thinking, “Why do i do this to myself? What was I thinking? Seriously, the only positive I could take from the game was that several years ago we would have conceded a goal after 8 minutes and spent the rest of the game futilely trying to score an equaliser. Instead we managed to score early and then spent the rest of the game futilely trying to score another goal.

  • East Stand October 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    My theory is that Levy has a plan to keep Poch for the short term hence the contract and see us into the new stadium but ultimately he will want Poch out.

    Poch is driven, he accepts that we aren’t spending what City, Chavs, Manure or Liverpool are but there will surely be a limit to his pragmatism on the issue.

    Spending (at the last check, before we signed NOBODY) is 7th in the league. Poch will look around and start to think if his willingness to work with what he’s given or has got might be a noose around his neck.

    All of his is Levy’s world view, not one shared by anyone else apart from venture capitalists and property developers.

    Levy wants a ‘self sustaining’ model such as the one much revered in the Spurs boardroom; The Emirates.

    This whole thing was dreamt up about 15 years ago while Woolwich did their own little ethic cleansing project in Holloway. Levy watched on in wonder… Champions League by squeezing in 4th every season, bums on seats and expectations fully managed.

    Poch doesn’t fit into Levy’s and ENIC’s little wet dream. Levy never planned for us to be in 4th under Poch or any other manager.

    The Champions League was originally the ‘carrot’ to entice the fans into being enthusiastic about a new stadium. Another extension to the never ending ‘project’ along with the training complex and the player’s hotel.

    The fans will expect an uplift in ambition on the pitch once in the new stadium. We already have 4th without a home ground ffs, 62k stadium equals further improvement on the pitch right?

    Not in Levy’s plan, so a falling out with Poch over finances or lack of against the backdrop of “stadium debt” will be the perfect storm for ENIC and Levy to manage expectations perfectly.

    Poch will soon be surplus to their requirements and zero signings was the first shuffle towards the exit door. Levy is poking him with a stick just enough to hang about for a bit and then conveniently walk away at the right time.

    Levy uses managers like toilet paper, always has done and always will do…

    • Exile October 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      I don’t see the stadium being self sustaining if the club subsides into a mid table outfit. Selling 60,000 tickets at eye watering prices will only work if the club is competing with Chelsea and Arsenal. Both those clubs have owners who are prepared to invest in the playing resources of the club unlike our owner/chairman.
      Levy’s project has only been kept on track by having a manager who has got the team to over-achieve.
      Yesterday’s crowd is the start of the fans beginning to drift away, although I accept part of the problem is Wembley. Levy’s delusion is that there are enough idiots prepared to facilitate his low investment high ticket price fantasy.
      When it goes to shit I look forward to fans turning on this deluded fool.

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

        Exactly. 60,000 is waaaaay over our hardcore support. Under Levy we were NEVER gonna be top 4 consistently, it was always gonna drop off, this project is utter idiocy. Never for the good of a football club.

      • East Stand October 7, 2018 at 1:29 pm

        I’m struggling to see any longer term outcome of all this other than ENIC selling it on once the stadium is up and running and all the street infrastructure and luxury flats have been built.

        I think ENIC will sell but we could be waiting another 3-5 years, within which time Poch will have hit the eject button…

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Levy will end up manager himself probably….or he’ll get Eddie Hearn to do it. 2 bullshitting peas in a pod.

    • Tappaspur October 7, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Maximum % what eaststand said. Plus the players are fed up with poch now.

      • East Stand October 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

        Cheers Tappa, not sure that the players are fed up with Poch myself. I just think they feel like they’re hostages at a club with owners that have motives and priorities where the 1st team is way down the list.

        No signings will have driven that point home this summer…

        • Tappaspur October 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm

          They’d be sad to see him go. They loved him ONCE. Not that many tears I reckon.

  • Aussie in Switzerland October 7, 2018 at 11:55 am

    What was the atmosphere like live at MK Dons for the Crapola Cup? Willing to bet it was good. Wembley is a cunt hole…..

  • MrChickenHead October 7, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Oh deary deary me, didn’t think it would be ITK as such as just confirming what we all thought anyway. Surprised it took this long to come out.