Date: 13th February 2018 at 12:40pm
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“Forza Tottenham!” was bellowed at me yesterday afternoon. I’ve had worse things shouted at me in the street, none of which can be published on the family friendly blog which has received complaints about both profanity and making light of a man dying. Mind you, the same cretins are currently petitioning against the showing of a Peter Rabbit movie. I digress.

Spurs in Europe, under the lights with an old lady, eyes down for a full house.

A game to savour and yet approach with some caution. This lot ain’t Real Madrid.

I’m to sure if Harry Kane is looking forward to pitting his wits against Giorgio Chiellini or describing what an Oxfam employee did too him when he was on holiday.

“He obviously knows when to come tight and get up your backside and also when to drop off. It’s the experienced defenders that are the most difficult because they know where to be at the right times.”

With just Toby out because he’s on his way back to full fitness from a 3 month injury, Poch has no excuses when it comes to players to pick from: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Aurier, Trippier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Winks, Dembele, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Lamela, Llorente, Kane.

The big match match will go out live on BT Sport 2, coverage starts 7pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Predictions please, ladies?

 
Comments
  • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    SnowPatrol
    Moura did more in 5 minutes than Sissoko has offered all season.
    Good first touch, gets stuck in and can go past a man.
    Might just be a useful addition.

    Just a cameo role but I thought what he did was really good,his positioning and the couple of touches were good also he seemed to do meld in with the game,got involved right away albeit with a smile

    • OrganicPaper February 14, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      He seemed to be playing very central which surprised me. He did look comfortable on the ball and very direct. Lets hope this one from PSG turns out better than the last one!

  • MiT February 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Amazing. The comments on BBC articles covering the match are dominated by twat Liverpool fans STILL whinging about penalties and cheaters and such. I guess they tuned in actually hoping to see an English team lose.

    LFC fans are huge crybabies.

    • StuSpur February 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      And dole mongerers

      • MiT February 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

        Unemployment is a well-documented issue around Merseyside ?

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      I reckon 95% of all top 6 fans not aligned to the club in question want them to lose in Europe.

  • mattspurs February 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Well that was bloody marvellous.

    Bringing in Lamela for Son a bit of a masterstroke – Aurier for Trippier less so.
    When everybody is fit our squad is pretty tasty and the options available to Poch are very good.

    Look forward to seeing Sissoko’s last appearance in a Spurs shirt on Sunday.

  • OrganicPaper February 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Really enjoyed the game last night. Such a shame we went a bit ‘Spursy’ for the first 10 but in some way it allowed us to throw caution to the wind and really get at them. Im confident we can progress. The equalizing goal was almost the best part of the match. The best part was however saved for Useless Wanker’s yellow card which thankfully rules him out of the next leg.
    Imagine what we could have done if we were not carrying Usless Wanker and Dier. The latter was far better but still not to the standard for this competition.

    Lloris – 8
    Useless Wanker – 1.5
    Davies – 6
    Jan – 10
    Sanchez – 7
    Dier – 5
    Dembele – 10
    Eriksen 9.5
    Dele – 8
    Lamela – 8
    Kane – 9

    • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      I thought Sanchez was very shaky and that Verts as good as he was should take the mantle away from Dembele (ok a half point will do)
      I dont think Davies was a 6,he was at fault for first penalty and for the second and gave Higuain too much space in their first goal (he wasnt the man marking higuain) his crosses were not that good but they were bad on the other side of the field too though in Davies’s favour he did work his arse off

      • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        Verts should not have taken the mantle away from Dembele who for me was MOTM

        • OrganicPaper February 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm

          Davies works hard but this was not his finest game. He was completely asleep the first 10 mins but then he reacted like a true pro and got on with his job, worked hard and IMO did well over the preceding 80 mins. As for MOTM there is a case for both Jan and Dembele they were both outstanding. Jan has been a rock for us all season and its great to see Dembele back and fit enough to play a run of challenging games and come out as an absolute boss!

          • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm

            Fair enough O.P. ! 🙂

  • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I thought that Sanchez would become a great player with us,a legend when I first saw him. I think he still will.He has to take control of his game as he loses it occasionally. Its not good enough that he needs Toby on one side and Verts on the other to be great.He has to be first capable and trustworthy. He will get there I think.

    But surely Jamie and this dumb blog is a bit behind.

    https://thisisfutbol.com/2018/02/blogs/premier-league/redknapp-sanchez-has-been-impressive-for-tottenham/

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I

    Legoverlass
    It was a great performance for 80 mins ( barring Auriers 44 minute brain fart). The first ten minutes were pretty shocking and we appeared asleep especially for their first goal. Davies is a solid player but not sure he is CL quality and the same applies to Aurier and Dier. We need Toby back and Wanyama in for Dier. I think Rose is worth a run out instead of Davies because he offers more offensively. RB is more difficult as Trippier is better with the ball but he does struggle for pace. I wonder whether the rotation is a problem with Aurier adjusting but he appears to have a triple capacity for brain farts even in comparison with Walker.

    We cant have all CL quality players because we cant afford all CL pricing.
    The Double team never had all Double level players.

    • Matt February 14, 2018 at 11:19 am

      We get better results with Davies’s than Rose. Fact. Rose if 50% injured or returning from injury. Fact. Why’d we want to replace Davies with Rose in CL matches? Or any match other than easier teams for rotation?

      • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 11:31 am

        Matt,the point is Rose’s fitness. If the trajectory of his health is going up then we better watch to see if he is capable. When he is not playing we cant see that,Poch can.

      • mattspurs February 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        Rose will get his wish to be playing up north… on Sunday at Rochdale

        • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:21 pm

          Before Rose got injured he was an amazing footballer especially brilliant going forward. He had a terrible injury and still is not 100%

  • MysteriousStranger February 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

    gloster1861
    We bought Dier as a right back though.

    Not quite. He did support Man Utd as a boy though so somewhat understandable he wanted to go and join them.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/jul/31/eric-dier-tottenham-sporting-lisbon

    • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Its possible Dier has just been playing in different positions and does not have a focus. I think Wanyama is better than Dier in the DM position. He is tougher and that helps. Dembele is super with the ball especially recently where he has dominated MF. He is also bringing the ball closer to the real action is the box too. So Dier doesnt have a chance at CM. Unless Sanchez gets worse he wont get a chance at CB except to fill in. He is looking like the 12th man these days.

      • MiT February 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        His versatility has made him a Poch pick. That will continue.

  • gloster1861 February 14, 2018 at 10:36 am

    My poor old eyes must be deceiving me, but didn’t Aurier get to the ball first and the Italian fell over his conveniently outstretched leg?

    • Freund or Foe February 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

      No

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 11:02 am

      I think by the way that the Italian could have scored butvI woukd rather take my chances on Lloris stopping the shot than a reckless tackle by Aurier

    • Harry Hotspur February 14, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Please don’t interfere with the witch hunt.

      Please find attached the rules in relation to Serge Aurier:

      1. He’s a dirty, thick, untalented, black liability.

      Thank you.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 14, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        It has been a long time since one of our players has been treated with such contempt and vile as we have seen here, by some posters, regarding Aurier. Shameful.

        • Freund or Foe February 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm

          Agreed. Douglas Costa is one hell of a player, Serge got done by him for the pen, but other than that kept him relatively quiet, and got up and down the pitch well. Tripper wouldn’t have got anywhere near Costa, so in my mind would’ve been more of a liability than Serge.

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            My view is Aurier is a sound footballer, he needs to up his game as it relates to decision making.

            • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

              I wouldnt call him a sound footballer. I think his decision making makes him not sound

              • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm

                No problem, different views.

          • StuSpur February 14, 2018 at 12:21 pm

            Hypotheticall.. in reality we saw a very shoddy performance from Aurier. Little point denying the fact. JUSt about every fan and pundit has said as much

            • Horndog 🇺🇸 February 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

              I haven’t said one word about his performance.

              • StuSpur February 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm

                THat was to FOF HD

        • Harry Hotspur February 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

          Never lose sight of the fact that lots of people are quite thick and can only see in black/white yes/no terms. He gives away the odd penalty therefore he’s irredeemably awful.

          • Harry Hotspur February 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

            Suddenly Sanchez is no longer the next Ledley King, but the next Saturday boy at Sainsbury’s

      • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm

        Did you not think it was a reckless tackle and Aurier didnt play well?

        • TheCincinnatiYid February 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm

          Yes. No, not so much as all here say.

        • Harry Hotspur February 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm

          Reckless is doing 70 in a 30 zone. He contacted with the ball, not the player’s throat.

      • StuSpur February 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

        He’s black?

        • ronwol196061 February 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm

          At first I thought Harry was knocking Aurier ,but he wasnt,he was bring sarcastic (I think)

  • SpurAndy 🍒π February 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Some nice stats about the Old Girl. Juventus had only conceded one goal in their previous 16 games – and none in 2018.
    Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had not conceded a goal for 694 minutes – a run going back to Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden in November when the second leg ended 0-0.
    Juve had won their past 10 games in league and cup over the last two months.
    It is only the second time they have failed to win a Champions League home game after being two goals ahead – the last was against Manchester United in the 1999 semi-final second leg.
    Spurs are the first team to wipe out a two-goal deficit at the Juventus Stadium, now called the Allianz Stadium, since the Italian champions moved there in 2011.
    Juve have conceded two goals in a home Champions League game for the first time since February 2016 – 2-2 against Bayern Munich.
    They had not conceded twice in any home game since October when they lost 2-1 to Lazio.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 February 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Big thanks to Bristol Rovers for softening up Rochdale for us last night.

    • Spiderneil February 14, 2018 at 10:17 am

      My local team, I’ll go pay their heads later on.

      • Spiderneil February 14, 2018 at 10:17 am

        *pat

  • Legoverlass February 14, 2018 at 10:04 am

    It was a great performance for 80 mins ( barring Auriers 44 minute brain fart). The first ten minutes were pretty shocking and we appeared asleep especially for their first goal. Davies is a solid player but not sure he is CL quality and the same applies to Aurier and Dier. We need Toby back and Wanyama in for Dier. I think Rose is worth a run out instead of Davies because he offers more offensively. RB is more difficult as Trippier is better with the ball but he does struggle for pace. I wonder whether the rotation is a problem with Aurier adjusting but he appears to have a triple capacity for brain farts even in comparison with Walker.

    • gloster1861 February 14, 2018 at 10:32 am

      I wonder if we played Trippier with three centre backs behind him if that would be a problem. Costa may find his hands full trying to stop Tripps crossing into their area. Attack is the best defence.

  • Spursmyarse February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    If Alderweireld is out for the return then we will be beaten, too many loose cannons to control .

    • Freund or Foe February 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Predicting we’ll be beaten? That’s unusual, you’re always so positive.

      • Camus February 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

        I may get accused of being relentlessly negative, but it takes a special kind of ‘fan’ to change their username to that beauty.

    • Al February 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Hmm. He was out for the game last night and we didn’t get beaten. Soo

  • Syd February 14, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Moura did for the short time looked pretty accomplished. I think he is mustard.

    • gloster1861 February 14, 2018 at 10:38 am

      He looked like he wanted the ball, and knew what he was suppose to do with it, which makes a nice change.

  • East Stand February 14, 2018 at 9:28 am

    We don’t always see eye to eye on this blog, the most cynical in existence, but I think we can all agree that we are all most proud to be the Tottinghams at the moment!

  • SnowPatrol February 14, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Moura did more in 5 minutes than Sissoko has offered all season.
    Good first touch, gets stuck in and can go past a man.
    Might just be a useful addition.

  • Yiddo February 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

    My ratings:
    Lloris, should have saved the first goal, otherwise flawless, 8.
    Jan, 10, nuff said.
    Davinson, solid and occasionaly scary as per usual, living up to his nickname davinson 7 Sanchez, 7. Davies, I think it was a harsh penal call, looked skittish but much better a left back than Rose. His improvement is a testament to his hard work, 6.
    Aurier, should have been left back in the changing room, 2.
    Dier, dire, dier-bolical, if United offer the money take it and run, 3. Dembele, I’m slowly starting to understand why commentators, teammates, and those who have played against him rate him so highly. A world class beast, he has been our best player for several games now. 10.
    Lamela, frustrating and yet so lovable, so damned tenacious. Justified his starting place over son, who was awful against the scum. 7.
    Eriksen, it pisses me off that commentators call every free kick we get “Eriksen territory,” when the last time he scored one was against Swansea over two years ago. And then, my god he’s done it! A euphoric moment. Tracked back well, got stuck in for once, tried some nice passes and was unlucky that they didn’t do more damage. 7.
    Alli, does anyone still rate him? A passenger who loses possession in such a manner that one can only assume he is taking lessons from Sissoko. Embarrassing. Don’t think we need to be scared of Madrid poaching him unfortunately. 2. Kane, should have scored the header, largely anonymous, but did his job as a goalscorer by scoring. He is a god. I hope we can hold onto him for as long as possible. 7.
    Subs, not applicable, which leads me to
    Poch. He is being hailed as a god. To be fair, the records broken yesterday are mightily impressive. We demolished them for large swathes of the game, and credit to him. But failing to make a damned sub before the 80th minute is starting to get on my final, horribly frayed nerve. He is far from infallible, but he thinks he is a deity. He is not. He thinks we are lucky to have him, and we are, but he has much to improve.

    All in all, a great night, I’m so proud. The old spurs would have crumbled after conceding two. And it’s all the more impressive considering the results of our previous three fixtures. All those gooner fans texting me during the game, I can’t hear them now. Hope they enjoy themselves in Sweden tomorrow. Please, please, can we beat Palace, it would be so spursy to draw.

    COYFS!

    • Ronan February 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Who played harry in to get us back in the tie anbd won the free kick in eriksen territory? Dele sometimes loses the ball because he’s always attempting the out of the ordinary things that cut through well drilled defences. Don’t expect to see him dropped.

      • Yiddo February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am

        He won’t be dropped, but that’s a moot point. He has been pathetic this season, one good moment and one falling over doesn’t cut it. Not good enough, simple as.

        • Ronan February 14, 2018 at 9:22 am

          So why won’t he be dropped?

          • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 9:23 am

            Because he’s assisted 19 of Harry Kane’s goals this season?

            • East Stand February 14, 2018 at 9:31 am

              I reckon Kane likes having Alli in the team, they had great a great link up and understanding last season. Whatever Kane feels help him score goals will not be ignored by the management, even if Alli’s form has dipped.

              • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

                It’s plain to see that Alli needs to do better in keeping possession (at times) and scoring more goals (this season), but I think you’re right…if he draws the best out of best player and leading goalscorer then maybe that does make him ‘undroppable’.

                • Freund or Foe February 14, 2018 at 9:43 am

                  More than happy with Alli’s contribution. His movement drags defences all over he place, creating space for others. He may lose the ball more than some, but he’s in a position to do that, high up the field, trying to penetrate defences. His assist count is racking up, and more goals will come. He’s usually part of everything good we do.

                  • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

                    Absolutely.

  • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 8:44 am

    An expectant sold out gate of 80,000 + supporters filing into Wembley for the return leg high octane stuff.
    Over and out.

  • Camus February 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Spirited stuff last night. Made them look like the away team in their own fortress.
    Most of our forward players covered themselves in a good bit of glory.

    Couple of quibbles:-
    – You’d assume Aurier was in receipt of a brown envelope pre-kick off, such was the calamitous showing from him. And what was he whispering about to that Juve player at full-time for so long…?

    – Jan was a cool, calm giant of a man surrounded by 3 circus clowns at times. We might’ve got picked off to the tune of 5-1 by a more ruthless outfit like City.

    I’ll end on a high – Mousa was majestic and Eriksen outshone Pjanic & co.
    A gutsy comeback.

    • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 8:38 am

      In an alternative universe we might have scored another 3 ourselves.

    • East Stand February 14, 2018 at 9:33 am

      It was fantastic Camus but on the possession they were happy to let us have the ball, it was partly a tactic but it didn’t work so well because we found ways through with that possession…

  • Dj February 14, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Aurier and Sanchez should come good with a season in the prem.Dembele was fantastic and Harry Kane is priceless.The team as a whole learned valuable lessons last night now lets do them in Wembly COYS.

    • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Suggesting otherwise Aurier is truly awful.

      • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

        —defensively and offensively without having to be a psyche before the match to have predicted his inevitable rash penalty area challenge!

        • Harry Hotspur February 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

          Yet you didn’t.

    • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Valuable lessons like :
      1. It’s a good idea to mark one of the best strikers in the world at a set piece.
      2. It’s not a good idea to wildly swing or lunge at opposing players in the penalty area.

      • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 8:40 am

        Mind you what Davies was doing with his mistimed kick I am not sure?

        • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 8:50 am

          To be fair, he was unsighted….because he hadn’t thought to look over his shoulder whilst the ball was in flight to see if there was anyone behind him.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 February 14, 2018 at 8:55 am

            A similar situation to Lovren’s tackle on Alli at Anfield.

            • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

              Yes, but still some people want to blame the attacker for making a meal out of it, instead of what it actually is: poor awareness by the defender (more in Davies’ case than Lovren’s as I remember).

              • East Stand February 14, 2018 at 9:36 am

                Aurier has looked like a liability with his challenges from the day he arrived, last night was the worst example so far. Unless he cuts it out he’ll be joining the Eurotrash pile soon enough…

  • King Leer February 14, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Oh, what a night!
    Did Ju-ven-tus in their own backyard
    Win at Wembley, can it be that hard?
    Bye Old Lady, what a night!

  • Syd February 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

    In summary, you have to give it to this Spurs team. They actually showed great character and represented us on the biggest stage in fine fettle. I was exceptionally proud and excited to be a Spurs fan but goodness they give us palpitations.
    Thumbs up for Poch for his confidence in getting the team to keep going forward even after 2 nil down.
    Aurier seems like a decent footballer but his rash decision making is a HUGE liability, especially in games like this.
    He may prove his worth but in big games surely he has to be on the bench until he can show he can reign in those crazy tackles. This one was one of the dumbest things I have seen in football.
    In my mind Wanyama is much better in the hole than Dier who atm provides very little for us.
    I see some fans giving Sanchez a little roast. I actually thought he did reasonably well considering his age and experience, playing the italian diving champions in the UCL in Italy.
    In his early starts with Spurs he was brilliant and was being praised from every corner but one thing to remember about when he first started with us – he had Toby right next to him which gave him confidence and guidance. He will be terrific for us.

    Well the rest of the team I could go on forever on how good they were, welcome back Lamela, Dembele simply brilliant, Ericksen finally keeping a little smile on Ronwol’s face, Kane just keeps on keeping on, Dele had a go and I was glad to see he was upset about being replaced, Vertongen so so solid and never praised enough.

    We finally have a team – WITH A BENCH. Players who could come into the team straight away include Son, Tobes, Moura, Trips, Rose, Wanyama and Foyth and I don’t think we would miss a beat.

    My ratings:

    Hugo 7
    Aurier 3.5
    Sanchez 6
    Verts 8
    Davies 6.5
    Dembele 9
    Lamela 7.5
    Eriksen 9
    Dele 7
    Dier 5.5
    Kane 8

    Enjoy lads, ENJOY – COYS

    • Lord Croker February 14, 2018 at 6:26 am

      ‘I see some fans giving Sanchez a little roast.’ No pleasing some people eh?

      • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

        It’s not that D Sanchez is a bad player because he is a good defender but it is clearly obvious he is not as good as Toby and IMO thats the nub it!

  • Nick February 14, 2018 at 1:51 am

    So Michele Obama can’t accept a picture without mentioning colour & every job involving girls of beauty is being jettisoned? Surely if the political correctness affects the lifestyle,livelihood & enjoyment of others then it is as oppressive as the bias we try to overcome?? We give juve a two goal & a penalty head start & even with a feckless Aurier & Sanchez we outplay & overwhelm them then surely we were the better team?.Our character of late is that of the harry saggychop era but with a purpose & players of quality.Im currently struggling to not be proud of our set up. COYS

    • Syd February 14, 2018 at 2:00 am

      Don’t care about about Michelle Obama.

      Your last sentence, i have to read a few times, does that mean you ARE proud of our current set up???
      🙂

  • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:52 am

    BARD
    Aurier please don’t do anything silly. Please. And Sanchez watch the runners and don’t take chances in possession. Please. And Coco watch your tackles.

    Ha…brilliant…said before the start of the game by Bard

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 1:03 am

      A1 Bard!

  • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Hi guys, just read the blog. I predict a 2 – 2 draw with Kane and Eriksen scoring a goal each. Aurier to make one of his blundering tackles in the box for a pen. What time is the game?

    • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

      spot on syd whats the score for wembley

      • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:23 am

        Hi Mel
        Ummmmmm. Not sure yet.
        Let’s get the game in Turin out of the way first.

        • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:24 am

          Need Toby back for this one for sure.

          • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:26 am

            I believe we will be much stronger with Tobes back. Wanyama in for Dier and son for Coco

      • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:28 am

        You have exposed me. 🙂

  • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:17 am

    the german ref decided to finish us off from the off.,no foul free kick and an offside before the soft pen. serge got the ball first and they were going away from the goal.

  • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:13 am

    we will expose the old lady at wembley

    • Caspurs♿️ February 14, 2018 at 12:18 am

      The old lady of the night?

      • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:19 am

        Roxanne!

        • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:20 am

          I loved ya since I knew ya

  • Caspurs♿️ February 14, 2018 at 12:09 am

    What a great evening, spent in the esteemed company of two of our finest, the irrepressible r’Andy, and Real ‘bloody gorgeous’ Fanny. In light off the fact we were playing away, managed to find the only pub in London where we were outnumbered by our Italian counterparts, we were living the away fan experience! Those pesky Italians may have cheered loudly for the first 10 minutes, but we made sure they knew our allegiance once one of our own Kane pulled one back. At that point Spurs were in the ascendancy, and in similar fashion so were we (woohoo!). Eriksen scored from a free kick (fakinel I know), and that was it, both Juve fans there and here were silent, cracking stuff, bloody splendid performance and result!
    COYS!!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 12:12 am

      Good stuff Cas!!

    • Syd February 14, 2018 at 3:20 am

      Cas, that would have been fantastic…..I am very envious of you three.

    • SeattleSpursGuy February 14, 2018 at 3:32 am

      Sounds awesome!

    • SpurAndy 🍒π February 14, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Twas great to see the leg ends in action. Who’d have thunk we’d be outnumbered on our home patch! Started badly but ended on a high albeit with me trying to find a sofa to hide behind. Great evening overall and particular thanks to RF for providing the evening victuals.

      • MysteriousStranger February 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

        Sounds mostly good, I’m off to google victuals just to make sure it was. 😀

  • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:09 am

    poch should have taken aurier off the poor bloke was terrified of getting sent off and leaving us short.

  • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Sissy again with a non descript performance

    • Accy February 14, 2018 at 12:07 am

      it was his best yet

      • melcyid February 14, 2018 at 12:09 am

        never put a foot wrong

        • Caspurs♿️ February 14, 2018 at 12:11 am

          Ahem, not quite, he spilled the halftime oranges bloody oaf!

    • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:08 am

      I thought Sissy was bad but Aurier is even worse and thats saying something!!

      • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:24 am

        That was one of the most stupid things I have ever seen a footballer do. Sometimes it makes you wonder when it is THAT stupid and THAT deliberate whether they are on the take or not. Why he wasn’t taken off is beyond me.

        • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:26 am

          The problem is that he keeps doing it!!

          • Syd February 14, 2018 at 12:28 am

            I repeat my point

  • melcyid February 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    it took 16 teams 16 matches to score 1 goal,2 goals for us away from home 1 game

    • melcyid February 13, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      it took tin tin 2 and half years to score from a free kick

  • Accy February 13, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Basically need to rest Dembele, Eriksen & Kane til the return leg. Wrap them in cotton wool.

    • Caspurs♿️ February 13, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      The return leg is three weeks away, gedda grip Accy, let’s keep this good form going.

  • Accy February 13, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    It was a great game. Not many games these days get me off my seat.

  • BARD February 13, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    I think Dier was better than Sanchez by 2 points

    Diers midrange passing was poor.

    • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:03 am

      Never mind his mid range passing. His long range passing seldom finds the intended target either. Apart from that he does ok!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 14, 2018 at 12:08 am

      Sanchez was a mess

      • David Dillenberg February 14, 2018 at 12:13 am

        Not as commanding and decisive as Toby for sure.

      • Syd February 14, 2018 at 3:01 am

        Dier was worse Ron

  • Accy February 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    gloster1861
    Bastard three week wait.

    Rest EVERYOnE til then. Except Aurier – for whom we should apply for an emergency transfer out.

  • Horndog February 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I have no problem with Aurier as a player. His decision making needs some fine tuning.

    • Accy February 13, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      So slow in attack today. Pondered when the pass was on so many times.

      • Caspurs♿️ February 13, 2018 at 11:50 pm

        Serge Aurier positives? Erm, give us a mo, I’m sure I’ll think of summit in a minute…

        • 61SpursNut🌰 February 14, 2018 at 12:05 am

          He misses the return leg?

  • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    In fourteen days we’ve beaten United and Arsenal, and outplayed Pooh and Juve away, and squeezed in Newport.

    That’s quite superb.

    • Spursy February 13, 2018 at 11:43 pm

      Yes, Glos, a really good spell. Looking forward to the return leg.

    • Willie! February 14, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Now here’s a man with perspective! Impressive run, for sure. And now we have an easier stretch in the league, good time to put pressure on the other top 4 contenders.

  • cabspur February 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Reading all the comments after the game is fun,the most popular player of the evening was Aurier by a long shot .A fucking clown of a right back for sure….

    • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Njie
      Nocluedo
      Sissy
      Aurier
      Whats going on?

      • Accy February 13, 2018 at 11:39 pm

        lowering expectations so that this summer we bring in quality and create positive feelings about everything SPURS.

        probably.

  • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Adios amigos

  • BARD February 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Hugo 8
    Davies 5
    Aurier 3
    Sanchez 6
    Verts 7
    Dier 6
    Dembele 9
    Eriksen 9
    Dele 7
    Coco 8
    Kane 8

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      I think Dier was better than Sanchez by 2 points

    • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      +1
      Having been slated by some posters Lloris restored belief this eve.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        👍

      • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 11:22 pm

        Yes. He even called right and didn’t dive for the second penalty. Might have put Higuain off enough.

      • melcyid February 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm

        his wrist was gay for both their goals

        • TyredMan 🚯 February 14, 2018 at 12:12 am

          🤼‍♂️

  • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Oh it’s Valentines Day tomorrow when Joyce is cooking me a romantic meal!

    • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Male chauvinist piggery! You should be cooking for her.

  • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    The Toby situation needs sorting quick, give him what he wants as we are far weaker without him.

    • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:52 pm

      +100,000 per week.

      • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

        IMO If thats what it takes to keep him then pay it.

        • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm

          No brainer. Keep this squad in one piece. Except for Sissoko, naturally.

  • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Can I concentrate on the positives.

    Plus Point: Fearing the worst at 2-0 down. Superb comeback.
    Tie evenly poised.

    Negatives: Aurier – Rubbish added to the list of expensive flops.
    Sanchez is weaker than I thought.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      Sanchez has a problem with being hesitant. I think its temporary
      He makes bad choices for the same reason. But is a good player

      Aurier makes dumb choices when he us already seasoned

      • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        Summed up by his reckless challenge in the penalty area.
        For work reasons I bid you bonne nuit at 11 am.

        • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

          11 pm!

          • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

            What work do you do this late? It’s not even a full moon Dilly!

            • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

              Costing a civil phased bill which I need to get the skates on!

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

              Nightwatchmen in the Merchant of Venice?

      • Matt February 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        He’s quality. A few bad games in an amazing season for a young lad in that position. He’ll be a regular for years to come. But yes, bit fantastic tonight.

        • Matt February 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

          A bit poor tonight. How the f££k didn’t I type fantastic?!

          • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:52 pm

            I thought you did type it.

  • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    caveman
    They’d have ran Trippier ragged.

    So who plays Juve at Wembley? KWP, Dier or Trippier at right back?

    • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      I like KWP but Trippier is the obvious choice.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Dier is no right back
      Id still Lamela there and bring in Moura and Son

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        Stick

      • gloster1861 February 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

        We bought Dier as a right back though.

        • David Dillenberg February 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

          Trippier is a better crosser.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 February 13, 2018 at 11:03 pm

          He isnt

        • MiT February 14, 2018 at 2:19 am

          Bought Dier as a CB.

          Dier just happened to have filled in at RB in a pinch in a couple of his early matches. I remember his finishing off a header for his first goal for Spurs.

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