Date: 23rd October 2017 at 9:24pm
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Mauricio Pochettino has given a more than broad hint Tottenham Hotspur may give West Ham United the break of all time, and rest Harry Kane.

“It was a massive effort at Bournemouth and today. It’s normal he’s a little tired. It will be no problem. Maybe yes [I will rest him on Wednesday]. We have game and then Manchester United and Real Madrid. It’s important to know he played two games with the national team before playing with Bournemouth. ‘Wednesday maybe he needs to rest.”

  No matter how much this two bob blogger huffs and puffs, the domestic cups are officially devalued currency.

Poch has said as much and the priority for Spurs are the firstly the Premier League and secondly the Champions League.

Financially this is what Baldy would refer to as the sustainable model. The benefits of winning the FA cup or the League cup are almost totally psychological.

The coffers don’t really benefit and the notoriety is pretty parochial. My problem of course is that my support is hardwired to still believe that Spurs should be challenging for silverware, not bloody contract extensions or record numbers of hotdogs sold.

West Ham of course are in turmoil, 16th in the league and we have of course already beaten them at the Carpet Remnant World Arena.

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

  • Nervy Dink October 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    We’ve sold record numbers of hot dogs as well as all the other successes!!!??

  • Rich G💣 October 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I want us to at least try to win in all comps,but saying that Kane should be rested ,ole fernando should be able to stick a chance or two away.Coys

  • Sid Trotter October 24, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Is Marcus Edwards going to play or is his attitude still that of a petulant teenager?

    • Harry Hotspur October 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

      He’s too good to play.

      • MysteriousStranger October 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

        He also played yesterday in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in the PL2, despite being too good to play in that.

    • Hodd is a God October 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

      I watched our “Yoof” play Real M’s “yoof-anistas”, which by the way was a really good game, young Marcus did well.
      The pykey chavs are good opponents to blood the young ‘uns, so give him a go. Winks was the most recent to ‘arrive’ against them, if memory serves me well?

  • San Diego Spurs October 24, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Made the mistake of eating outside Upton Park a few years back. Only now getting back to normal. After we demolished liverpool an American mate called to tell me “at least they’ll always have the Beatles.” But what have the porn kings got once we take them apart?

    Two more wins this week and for me its the best week since we beat the blue racists and poor old Arsenal in, what was it, 09-10?

    What’s the lineup then?

  • Bert Simpkins October 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    The domestic cups may have been devalued but it’s a chance to play at Wembley

  • BARD October 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Maybe Poch should have a word with Southgate and tell him to stop fucking playing him every single minute of every international game friendly or competitive.

  • Mattspurs October 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Rose, Davies, Toby, Foyth, Trippier
    Sissoko, NKD

    More than good enough to beat West Ham

    • GERRYinHONGKONG October 24, 2017 at 2:59 am

      Fully agree.
      From the training gallery snaps released, i believe the less-used players are given starts this Wed.

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    It’s a winable cup…if we win Wednesday aren’t we then in the quarter finals? Then we play two home games…simples..

    • 61SpursNut🌰 October 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      ‘cept the semi final is still a two-legged affair.

  • Lilywhite without the ll October 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    That pictures put me off buying any more The North Face clothes…mind you its probably a knock-off….and I’m struggling to work out what gender the hand shaking pair are….

  • Northstand Nutter October 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Ma Belle Michel
    “There’s Only One KW”, Forth of Foyth, Taffy, Google Me,
    Bionic Hipster, Don’t Talk to Maureen,
    Moussa , Bionic Hipster x 2, N’Cluedo
    “Do you hear the drums” Fernando

  • 💋 October 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Is it the League Cup on Wednesday night?

    Is that two bob no mark Muggy Micky Mouse competition still running? You know, the one with the trophy that’s made out of surplus Mr Kipling apple pie trays and second hand thimbles.

    I’d be happy if Poch sent out a side made up of our youth team players’ fathers (if anyone knows who they are).

    We’ve got bigger fish to fry this season without having to play fool with a punk ass stanky ass faggoty ass League Cup muther focker.

    • Horndog October 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Snigger. Chortle .

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Watch Sneaky Pete on Amazon
    Very Good!!!

    • Harry Hotspur October 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      It’s superb.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        The characters remind me of our lot here

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm

          The mother for instance reminds of Spurts

          • 💋 October 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm

            I’ll take that as a compliment. Was it the wide bottom and dun’grees?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        The last episode was brilliant

    • 💋 October 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Goliath, on Amazon, with Billy Bob Thornton is good too.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 24, 2017 at 2:01 am

        Not as good as SP

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 23, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Give him a breather. We can beat Spam with Soldado or Janssen upfront. Oops. Llorente can open his Spurs account on Wednesday.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Why not? Stick Grampa Llorente up top. May as well get some use out of him before his joints seize up completely. Who know? Even the “Hackney Marshes Messi” will even play…..not that Edwards has probably needed to grace part timer fare such as that. Born in the incubator of Hotspur Heights.

    • Caveman October 23, 2017 at 9:34 pm


    • Harry Hotspur October 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      We mustn’t sully Edwards’ 16 minutes in this competition 5 years ago by ever playing him.

      The legend must be preserved in all it’s glory.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        Madrid are on high alert…..

        • Harry Hotspur October 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm

          As are Aston Villa Ladies

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

            Ha! Now that would be a legend….

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    The Farce used to be with us…now its the Force.

    No stopping us now

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      The Farts are wuth me Im afraid

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm

        The First is with me

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 October 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        You are not the Lone Ranger out there in Fartland. My wife just chewed me out for being “gross.”

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm

          Not my wife,my wife claims you have the world record…my wife pegs me at 142 farts per week…2 short of a gross