Date: 28th October 2017 at 11:30am
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After nine games of the current campaign, only goal difference separates Manchester United and Tottenham in the higher reaches of the Premier League table, though both clubs have work to do if they are to close the five-point gap to leaders Manchester City.

OUR LOT: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son.

Jose Mourinho has been accused of playing too defensively in recent weeks, but the self-styled ‘Special One’ is unlikely to let that faze him as he tries to find a formula to combat Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive side.

Squandering a two-goal lead in exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of West Ham on Wednesday night was not an ideal way for Spurs to warm up for this fixture, but a record of nine wins from their previous ten top-flight away games shows their strength.

Manchester United are a force to be reckoned with on their own patch, however, winning ten and drawing ten of their last 20 Premier League games, so the draw (28% chance) has to be seen as the outstanding bet in this clash between two teams who rarely lose.

 
Comments
  • gloster1861 October 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Dier had a decent game. Till the last ten minutes when he fell asleep. Jack of all trades, Master of None. Poch, either play him as a CB or a DM, so he can concentrate his skill set. Its one thing to fill in in emergencies, but he isn’t specialising at the back. This kind of thing can happen.

    Is Sanchez injured?

    • East Stand October 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Being kept fresh for Madrid is my guess.

  • Harry Hotspur October 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Does this Dier Bloke actually believe he is some kind of God or something ?

  • caveman October 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Spurs were tippy tappy again, passing backwards most of the time. Afraid and not convinced. No strike force. No creativity by Eriksen and Dele should have gone off instead of Son. Basically a poor inferior performance.

  • legoverlass October 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    What did we learn from that? We have only one real goalscorer in Kane. Dier is always going to make a real f**K up in every match. Why did Sanchez not play with maybe Dier and Winks or even Dembele as a starter? Sissoko is and will always be a crock of absolute sh*te. Ali is a petulant little tw*t who spends all his time whining about every challenge. Llorente is shockingly bad and adds nothing at the moment. We still need as we did last summer and the summer before and the summer before that a quality attacking midfielder and another striker with pace as cover. So basically we have learnt nothing we didn’t already know. We may if we get all our injured back and playing on form grab a fourth spot but other than that we will win f**K all yet again.

    • Willy juice October 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Spot on

    • SpurAndy 🍒π October 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Yes but apart from that I think it’s going pretty well.

    • BARD October 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Perfect summary.

  • East Stand October 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    We were ‘Maureened’, possibly not helped by the absence of Kane.

    I am still of the opinion that we lack leadership in the middle of the park. This will continue to blight us until it is addressed.

    Dele is a confident lad, shame he doesn’t always back it up with the goods. Never mind, he’s got a tattoo of Bam Bam…

  • Urbane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Fraid Gwardeeola’s “the Kane team” jibe has been vindicated. He gets the last laugh, short of us hammering the Globetrotter at home then going on to win the league. We’ve nothing reliable up front other than Kane.

    Get well soon.

    • caveman October 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      He was ill mannered to come out with that comment. I would like Spurs to shove those words down his throat and I think Poch will.

  • Not a Real Fan. October 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Davies and Toby the only two players who really showed up today. Dier and Verts to blame for the goal. Eriksen, Alli not good enough.

  • YidinExile October 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    3 loses and we will really be up against it

    We have some players who need to have a good look at themselves, all around mediocre performance today, United deserved that win, as they were the only team to muster anything when it mattered

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Well, time to avoid football. The talking heads sucking Jose’s dick will be more than I can stand.

    • 💋 October 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      … and the blog. The usual suicide cases will be out in force this afternoon. Some of them only show up when there’s something to moan about. If I knew where they lived I’d send ’em the razors …

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        👍

    • Lilywhite October 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Yep

  • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Real Madrid !!! Wembley Hoodoo !!! 2 Defeats On the Trot !!! We are officially on the Crest Of A Slump.

  • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Well at least Sky’s Shares are now on the up.

  • Ufluckinplic October 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Sack Poch, sell Verts & Toby. Hugo is past it, should never have taken Sissoko off he was our best player by miles and very unlucky with his near miss in the first half. Eriksen was let down by all around him except Sissoko. Real Madrid will beat us 25 nil next week.

    • TheCincinnatiYid October 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      And God rained on Spurs, MU felt nary a drop

    • Urbane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Stop under playing it. I don’t think you realise how serious the situation is.

      • Ufluckinplic October 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

        That’s true and I apologise….

  • A waddle and a fork October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Sets us up for Real! We looked ordinary. We lack a leader and a tricky Zaha type

  • Lilywhite October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Not the end of the world w such a weak side fielded but disappointing. I blame Poch. Our best chance fell to Sissoko and our best player was wasted while up 4-1 vs Liverpool.

    • Willy juice October 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Agreed

    • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Spot On !!!!! Poch does some right mental moves to be fair.

  • Willy juice October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    son should have been left on to play off llorente. Alli and that baldy bitch did nothing!

    Winks- the most over rated player of all time!

    • Lilywhite without the ll October 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      I’m sure you thought the same of Modric

      • Willy juice October 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        No I love that little fella. If you are comparing winks to modric you need your head examined

        • caveman October 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

          That’s your opinion, not a fact.

  • TheCincinnatiYid October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    OT, no HK, one mistake.

    Hardly a shameful defeat

    • Spursy October 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Agree, Cincy.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Harry Kane thing being dragged out seconds after the whistle.

    • Lilywhite October 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      I’ve been upset about it all week

  • Sexy Beast October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Lets pity Manure fans having to watch that crap. Gutted we lost to that goal.

    • Lilywhite without the ll October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Lets pity the Spurs supporters as they didn’t deserve that…

  • BARD October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Yawn. We’ve been here before. Always the nearly men. Boring.

  • Caspurs♿️ October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    If only Dier didn’t suffer from narcolepsy, oh well.

  • SeattleSpursGuy October 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Not that it made any difference but there were 3 added minutes, Jose made a sub, and the ref blew at 92:58.

    • Urbane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      He felt sorry for us.

    • 💋 October 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      The ref blew when the club sounded a klaxon.

      • Urbane Sturgeon October 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        Are you sure that wasn’t the last post?

  • Freund or Foe October 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I can smell piss. Can anyone smell piss?

    • 💋 October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Mattress filtered?

      • Freund or Foe October 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        For sure. Rusty springs.

  • 💋 October 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    We were worth the draw. One mistake separated us.

    • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Thats just swell.

    • Spursy October 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Yeah, we were worth a draw.

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    More rinse and repeat….its ok with have the CL..

  • The Central Scrutinizer. October 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I extra minute. Fergie Time.

  • Simon October 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    When we get Dembele and rose back to full fitness we will be a better proposition

  • A waddle and a fork October 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    No long diatribe – just underwhelmingly disappointing- Moaninho won today.

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