Date: 19th October 2017 at 12:35pm
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Bold is certainly one word to describe Mauricio Pochettino’s picks against the infamously good Real Madrid.

True to from, the comparative success of securing a point in Spain has teased some charmless nurks out of the woodwork who cannot wait for Spurs doing well to end.

Jamie Redknapp (whose wife has left him) has been joined by the suspect looking John Cross who managed to crowbar this wild assertion into his latest piece in the Mirror:

“One day, if he can add trophies to CV, it must be his dream to return as manager.”

Yes, I bet that was the first thing Poch said to his wife (who hasn’t left him)  when he got back from Spain. ‘Hey love. If I can win some trophies, I’d love to go back an manage that lot.’

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    witTank
    Hi Ron. Tactically there are tweaks and then are significant changes. What we saw against Madrid was a tweak designed to confuse the opposition and it worked. Last season against Chelsea was a significant change that was a total disaster.
    I was also told when playing sport never to change a winning game, let the opposition work it out first & I think that is pretty sound advice.
    But agree that Poch is showing adaptability. In the early daysif Plan A wasnt working then He reverted to Plan B which was Plan A

    I think Wit going to three at the back was a tactical shift of some significance late last season. In didnt seem like desperation or anything (its something I suggested here a long time ago to make us more fluid)
    The buy of Sanchez was significant…taking this young kid and putting him as the lynchpin in central defence was a powerful gamble.
    My biggest complaint with Poch was the idea that he was working off a blueprint only but he is now developing well…from ideas.
    I couldnt understand why so many short passes going nowhere..and we do see it still but Eriksen (not talking Tuesday) has played this season more forward thinking..less laterally and so has Dembele…been more forward so I think thats Poch.
    Im really more excited about us than ever.
    One more CM who is strong and can create would make us real contenders by our own steam.

  • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    When questioned by his therapist Jamie thought the Dildo was extinct !

    • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Granted, she hasn’t done much since her global success with the ‘Life for Rent’ album, but extinct is a big strong.

  • Caspurs♿️ October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • AccringtonSpurs October 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Kevin De Bruyne’s chef speaks:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41637100

  • Superspoz 🏆 October 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    “Great decision by the goal line technology.”
    -Robbie Savage

    • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      “We are now in the middle of the centre of the first half.” – David Pleat

      • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        “Scoring goals is the hardest thing in football, but doing it in a struggling team is double harder.” – Paul Merson

        • Superspoz 🏆 October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

          The Robbie savage one was from Tuesday!!
          Still fresh.

  • UnkleTaff October 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Apologies if this has been posted before and I missed it:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/maybe-harry-kane-its-tottenham-11254630

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Harry Kane is what sport should be.

      • Caspurs♿️ October 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

        True, honest, honourable, trustworthy and sensible hair?

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm

          Yep, and not greedy.

          • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

            Old School, refreshing.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Well done Andy Dunn. Going against the tide. Doing his job properly. A shock to see in a tabloid.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π October 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Pfft, just shows he ain’t got no ambition init. I just want players playing for us who wanna leave. 😏

  • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Sarah goes to school, and the teacher says, “Today we are going to learn multi-syllable words, class. Does anybody have an example of a multi-syllable word?” Sarah waves her hand, “Me, Miss Rogers, me, me!” Miss Rogers says, “All right, Sarah, what is your multi-syllable word?” Sarah says, “Mas-tur-bate.” Miss Rogers smiles and says, “Wow, Sarah, that’s a mouthful.” Sarah says, “No, Miss Rogers, you’re thinking of a blowjob.”

    • Superspoz 🏆 October 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Jonny was asked the same thing,his answer was ‘contagious’. The teacher was impressed and asked jonny to use it in a sentence.
      “Ok, I saw a man painting a wall with a toothbrush and I thought to my self it’s going to take that contagious”.

  • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Why did Jamie get separated ? Well, last week was his birthday. Louise didn’t wish him a happy birthday. His parents forgot and so did his kids. He went to work and even his colleagues didn’t wish him a happy birthday. As he entered the office, his secretary said, “Happy birthday, boss!” He felt so special. She asked him out for lunch. After lunch, she invited him to her apartment. When they got there she said, “Do you mind if I go into the bedroom for a minute?” “Okay,” he said. She came out 5 minutes later with a birthday cake, Jamies Wife, his parents, his kids, his friends, & colleagues all yelling, “SURPRISE!!!” while he was waiting on the sofa… bollock naked.

  • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Freund or Foe
    The angels don’t know why your skin is so white
    And Jesus don’t know what I know tonight
    My seed will give you the warmest of glows
    And I want your belly full of babies, you know

    “And I want your belly full of babies …”

    Who said romance was dead?

  • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Still Nil Nil
    He ain’t
    She is

    Ugh. No fanks. Desperate and needy. Oh, hang on. That’s probably why you fancy her.

    • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      And?

      • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

        I’m being silly, Nilly.

        • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

          Desperate and needy are more appreciative

  • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Caspurs♿️
    ⬇️For the Jacamo hypnosis experience…⬇️
    ” rel=”nofollow”>

    They say the camera ads 10lbs. She has about 7 camers on her.

    • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Nina Mishcow blowjobs in the pool

      • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm

        Better than Michael Barrymore bicycle pump up your bum, in the pool.

        • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

          Yea bur no animals were distressed at Nina’s parties, except Freddie Starr’s Hamster.

  • RecaroN17 October 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    The Fighting Cock have a special thread for “Media Bias” unbelievable the shit TV and radio talk about our beloved club.

  • AccringtonSpurs October 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Nilly, have you hear the government plan to close a load of police stations around london? Enfield and Southgate police stations are apparently to be closed, leaving much of north london to be serviced only by Edmonton police station.

    • AccringtonSpurs October 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      The plans are outlined in this document:

      https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/31_aug_2017_public_acess_strategy_draft.pdf

      List of stations affected all over london at the end

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        Their moving toward a new world.

    • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Accy they’ve been closing them down since 2010.
      Haringey has lost st.anns, Highgate, muswell hill, crouch End nicks and soon to lose Hornsey and possibly the last one which has a 24 hour front counter, Tottenham.
      Enfield has lost virtually all theirs, hackney has lost hackney nick andcsoon to lose shoreditch.

      Coppers have lost every single canteen, and when they close these nicks, they’re apparently gonna give us iPads (bearing in mind our radios have black spots where we get no signals on borough) to do all our paperwork on the streets making our cars our offices.

      Recently they ‘upgraded’our IT systems with stuff from 2003.

      Our computers don’t work.

      They sold off Hendon (which wasn’t theirs to sell as it belonged to the raf) and all custody centres are now ‘super custodys’ whereby enfield and haringey share the one centre in Wood Green.

      It’s a shambles.

      The Met has no money.

      They are selling their souls right now.

      The government are raping the police.

      The 1% ‘extra’thryve given officers next year has to come out of an already depleted budget which means we won’t get it so if the public wonder why their service is shoddy then the above is a partial snippet of the complete hatred this government has of the police.

      • AccringtonSpurs October 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        Do you think the gov are focusing resources on digital policing (intercepting communications etc. & GCHQ) or is it cuts across the board?

        • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

          It’s cuts on the streets.

          Hi-tech stuff is funded by the hi-tech companies.

          You me and all the other scum down in the gutter aren’t relevant to this government Accy.

          They can’t have shares in you. So can’t get money out of you.

          So we’re an inconvenience.

          • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

            Un fucking believable.

  • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    With today’s tech they could put cameras in the ball, Ball cam..

    • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Put a bell in it (ballbellend.com) for the arse defence

  • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    What is the point in punditry ? just show the match and feck off

    • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      I think it’s great to see Lawro and Savage with feg on their aces

    • UnkleTaff October 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Absolutely. If matches were broadcast with a “crowd but no commentary” option I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d take advantage of it.

      • Panama Paul October 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        Just watched first half of RM match. The Spurs fans were magnificent. They were clearly audible in a ground packed with glory hunting fascist wannabees. I reckon we took a dump on their doorstep last night, both the fans and the players.

      • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        Could turn the volume down?

        • MysteriousStranger October 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm

          Then you wouldn’t hear the crowd.

          • LemonSpur October 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

            Have you ever tried pressing the red button on a live game that has “tactical view” written next to it somewhere on the screen. Gives you exactly what you’re asking for except from an camera anlge that is a bit further away. Perfect for when Redschnapps Junior (whose wife has left him) is co-commentating.

            PS. the “(whose wife has left him)” written after Jamie Rednapp is my new favourite thing!

            • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

              I did and my cat flew out of the living room window.

      • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm

        yeah, a couple of mics at each end, switching around a bit and maybe a ref link to hear what those twats are sayin.. like in yankee sports

        • Panama Paul October 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

          Can’t see it happening, makes the ref accountable. I think the Polish ref was sweating on that penalty and very happy to give it.

          • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

            something has to change the whole format is so 1990’s…

            • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

              Pretty sure commentary and punditry was Pre 1990’s

        • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          Or a couple of Jocks.

  • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    We all have our Crosses to bear !

  • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Has Jamie redknapps missus left him?

    • Harvey SPURTStein October 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Why? Are you interested? Didn’t think he was your type.

      • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        He ain’t

        She is

        • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

          I don’t think she’s become a fully fledged Rug Muncher just yet, just dipping her toe in the water.

          • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

            Harry told Jamie to try Sex Toys but the Idiot came home with Barbie and Ken !

            • Mad Carew October 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

              Harry told Jamie to go and buy a Rabbit to improve his Sex life and Jamie came home with a pet.

              • 💋 October 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

                Try again…

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Rumor has it.

    • Harry Hotspur October 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      ☺️

  • Harvey SPURTStein October 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Looks like J Redknapp missus is leaving him to flick beans. Yep, that’s how bad it must’ve bean (Ooh, two beans).

    Sticked a couple of slices under the grill, I fancy some beans on toast.

    • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      No toaster, eh? Very commendable. Fuck you Russell Hobbs.

      • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

        Yeah Russell Hobbs you shit fortune telling fat cunt

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

          Aaaahahahaa!

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

          Nothing like Nilly to tell it like it is. 👍

          • Still Nil Nil October 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

            I am the police spokesman on all things cunty

    • MysteriousStranger October 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Sticked? Tsk, tsk.

      • MysteriousStranger October 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        Scrolls down to discover the inspiration. 😳

        I feel a “Nelson” coming on.

  • Harvey SPURTStein October 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    witTank
    How do you become a pundit?
    I’d love to have a job with no pressure, spouting bull shit for the most part, access to stupid big titted dolly birds, plied with booze and chocalate cake and getting paid millions.
    Please somebody tell me!

    Don’t tell ‘im, Pike!

  • witTank October 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    How do you become a pundit?
    I’d love to have a job with no pressure, spouting bull shit for the most part, access to stupid big titted dolly birds, plied with booze and chocalate cake and getting paid millions.
    Please somebody tell me!

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Its not all that. You have to give your soul on entrance.

    • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Did you just call Natalie Sawyer stupid? I’m offended on her behalf.

      • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          Hypnotising, isn’t it.

          • Caspurs♿️ October 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

            ⬇️For the Jacamo hypnosis experience…⬇️

            • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

              That’s just a bad camera angle.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

                Heh heh….clear and straight on.

                • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm

                  Unfair. She was expecting nonuplets.

                  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

                    Ahhhh, there before and after photos…..

                    • AccringtonSpurs October 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

                      this place has turned into ‘heat magazine’

                    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm

                      Come on now?…..nuts magazine.

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

              My my! What happened to your chin?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        Me too. I’ve got a great business idea, ‘Take offence.com’. I have a stable of people that can be hired out to be offended on someones behalf. Covers all subjects and genre’s, race, sex, religion. Individuals or groups. I have a feeling it already exists but its worth a try.

        • witTank October 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

          hahahahahaha

        • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

          Do you have any positions going for the offending side of things?

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm

            You want, ‘Gratuitous offenders.net’, my company only deals in offendees. THATS where the money is!

      • witTank October 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        Got her pregnant once.

        She eventually gave birth to a pair of fury pundits

        • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

          The angels don’t know why your skin is so white
          And Jesus don’t know what I know tonight
          My seed will give you the warmest of glows
          And I want your belly full of babies, you know

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

            😨😨

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

          😨

    • UnkleTaff October 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      I’ve often wondered this. Did Robbie Savage, say, or Jason Roberts have to undergo any kind of auditioning at all? Or did they just decide one day they wanted to be a pundit and that was that.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        Not sure. I know you have to have had a serious gambling affliction to get interviewed.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

          In which case…..where’s my interview?!!

  • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    An ITV article headline-

    France keeper Lloris happy he sticked with Spurs.

    As the great lyricist Huey Lewis once wrote- Yes it’s true, I am happy to be sticked with you.

    Or maybe Lionel- Sticked on you, got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose.

    Stealers Wheel?- Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, sticked in the middle with you.

    • Not a Real Fan. October 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      You’ve certainly found a sticked to beat them with.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        He was stuck.

        • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

          Sticked for words.

        • Not a Real Fan. October 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

          He’s a stickler for good grammar.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Im really glad that we’ve seen Poch take some chances.Of course sometimes it doesnt work (Son as a left wing back last season) but thats what can happen when you take chances.The fact is if you want to grow you have to take chances. Poch has become more adventurous this season and we look better.
    Ive noticed that Dembele is playing more positive this seasonso is Eriksen (even though he was a little fearful for this last one) its Poch and Poch has taken chances with Winks and Sanchez and its paid off.

    This has shown me that Poch has grown from his blueprint and is developing as he goes.This is great news.

    With Dele he will either have to get with the program or go and we can use the money fill in to up the quality.

    Its never been this good.

    If Pochs happy then we can say that we are building the beginning of a dynasty.
    I saw the players faces in Madrid.For the most part they seemed sure of themselves.
    Its very different to the time of Redknapp and Bale. That was about emotion and highlights,this was about depth.
    Really Poch is great.

    • witTank October 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Hi Ron. Tactically there are tweaks and then are significant changes. What we saw against Madrid was a tweak designed to confuse the opposition and it worked. Last season against Chelsea was a significant change that was a total disaster.
      I was also told when playing sport never to change a winning game, let the opposition work it out first & I think that is pretty sound advice.
      But agree that Poch is showing adaptability. In the early daysif Plan A wasnt working then He reverted to Plan B which was Plan A

  • mattspurs October 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Maybe he’s a great actor but Poch seems genuinely happy to be at Spurs – he talks a lot about family, atmosphere and feeling and that’s exactly the culture he’s been able to create at Spurs. Any move would set him back as he’d have to do it all over again, he’d have to lose the big egos and recreate the culture at any new club – I’m just not sure he’d be given the time to do that at a big club even if he was allowed to do it.

    Poch isn’t a master tactician but he’s a great coach who communicates to his players what he wants and gets a response – even Sissoko seems to get what’s required now (he’s got a fair bit of work to do on his execution).

    It’s a hugely exciting time and the manager, players and fans can feel it. Rose is going to be very interesting – I’m sure the only one doing any begging for him to stay will be him. His attitude and desire to stay will be the only thing that keeps him at the club – will he see the light, or will he remain tempted by the dark side? Will playing with the Harry’s, Dele and Dier actually be the best way to get a starting berth at the World Cup?

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    MoPo is heads above the head butter.

  • Ronan October 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    “But what has been really noticeable in the last few days has been Pochettino fluttering his eyelids at the Spanish media, seizing his moment in the spotlight to make sure he gets noticed”

    Desperate fare from cross.

    • Harry Hotspur October 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      He really is the complete wanker

      • Ronan October 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        He doesnt even realise that fluttering your eyelids is just repeated blinking. That’s John.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Poch now marketing “MoPo tic tac’s.”

    • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      should read ‘tacticificated’

      • Freund or Foe October 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        That’s my favourite album by The Fall.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    As you have so adroitly pointed out before. John Cross is a twat.

    • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      you pointed it out before too

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        I think it should pointed oot regular like!

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

          *be

  • sideshowbob October 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    yup

  • MysteriousStranger October 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Yep.