Date: 24th April 2017 at 2:53pm
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Looking at comments made during and after the game  there was a fair amount of venting aimed at our glorious goalie.

Big game choker, clown, and many variants of ‘ffs’ greeted what wasn’t a great performance. Which is somewhat of an understatement given that he watched the ball whistle passed him four times.

Hugo Lloris said:   “We knew before that this game can have maybe an impact for the rest of the season,” Lloris said. “But you know, in football you need to believe because everything is possible. And we don’t know what will happen in the next few weeks.

“They are human and that’s the case for us. The only thing that we can do is keep working hard, keep believing and playing the same way that we play in the last few weeks.”

“But we try to make a good balance. In the way we play, we try to push, try to get everything in offside in the way we play. But it was not enough. In football there is always a part of luck.

“I’m still thinking that after that game. Because we tried our best but unfortunately they were more clinical than us.”

Lloris can be utterly infuriating, but I think that’s true of all goalkeepers. Joe Hart was Manchester City’s top man, he’s now serving coffees in an Italian Internet cafe. Paul Robinson was England’s number one, Robbo’s now working the pubs and clubs of Lancashire as a Stan Laurel tribute act.

Do you want to throttle Lloris, or do you agree with me that that good and bad simply comes with the goalkeeping territory?

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

  • LingLongMan 🚯 April 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    It’s when he is just standing here as the ball flies past him. But yep it comes with the territory.

  • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    —-NEW BLOG—-

  • The Great White Hope April 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    We’re still second with the best defence in the World, no need to Panic !

  • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Like myself any one tuning into BBC 1 at 9pm will watch the first 100 days of Donald Trump.
    Build that wall, build that wall and all that!

  • Horndog 😎 April 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    My opinion is that in my humble opinion Lloris did not cost us the match. Formation, tactics and outfield mistakes were more to blame for me. Yes he screwed up some but for me the loss was more weighted to the other stuff.

    • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      +1

  • McG ⚽⚽ April 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    All we need to do is sign Isco & a half decent striker. Keeper’s a keeper, look at the magical hand ball he just managed to pull off!

    • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      oh please not fancyful ISCO who periodically crops up on our radar. Ditto Coric!

      • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        Fucking normally by you

      • McG ⚽⚽ April 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        We need an creative attacking midfielder who can keep hold of the ball. That, and another striker is all we need. He he, see you just been told too!!

    • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      IMO Willian would have been a positive signing had Chelski not highjacked the deal!

      • McG ⚽⚽ April 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        Alexander Armstrong just awarded you zero points for that comment !!

  • Limerick AL April 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Yes, No, No. A Captain should be someone that the other players, Respect, Fear and look to for Inspiration, Guidance and be a calming Influence on them. Not some “Nice Guy”that looks like he needs a Good Feed.

    • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Peter Schmeichel was one such.

      • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm

        IMO currently the best ex PL keeper to date.

    • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      If not Lloris who have you in mind – Dier, Aldi and Dembele plus throwing Harry Winks into the mix.

      • McG ⚽⚽ April 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

        Winks lol, his time will come but it’ll be a while yet.

        • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

          Why wait? as IMO he has already done enough for me playing with pride, passion and desire to merit the job!

          • Spurstacus 💋 April 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

            Rooney was young enough, as was Pele.

  • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    A brief flirtation this eve.

    a) As keepers go Pickford will be a good catch for some club this Summer?
    b) Any point buying our reserve Lopez keeper?
    c) Have we sorted out our new corner taker yet?

    • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      What a wonder keeper Big Pat was, saw him catch a ken Wagstsaffe Wolves corner at the Lane with one hand! Also as mentioned previously not many keepers received a rousing reception by the Kop in the 60s but Jennings did.

      • David Dillenberg April 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        *wonderful

  • Spurstacus 💋 April 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Milja. That’s all.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Barry Daines walked on water.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZBDT6Wlc4E
    “What a Pratt!”, said Pratt.

  • Spurstacus 💋 April 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Je suis Lloris.

    • Lord Croker April 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Bless him the garlic and onion eater between the posts was distracted by electoral events in his home land, well done Marine. Goalkeepers have nightmare performances also. Remember Gomez? Jennings played for the lot down the road. Clemence was a beauty. Shilton and Tina. So Lloris..? Gets my vote but the captaincy should be Verts.

  • caveman April 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    fumbling balls over the line like an old spinster.

    • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      hello

  • Still Nil Nil April 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Oi Harry stop bullying us goalkeepers!!!

    • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Would you have allowed Cheatski players in that wall? Should have put defenders behind those clowns or done some gamesmanship, to stall the kick and reorganise it.

      Lloris is too damn passive, he needs to open his mouth.

      • Still Nil Nil April 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

        To be honest I haven’t seen the game and can’t bear to put myself through it.
        I can’t watch any Spurs game I haven’t seen live that they lose.

        I’ve said previously that goalkeeping is all about communication, positioning and confidence.

        A shot on target against you as a keeper is the last thing that happens after all preventative measures have failed.

        That can be because the keepers clueless and couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery or that his defenders aren’t doing as they’re told or they’re simply not good enough to do what the keepers asking of them.

        Defenders (and that’s all players who are in the team who haven’t got the ball) should do all they can to get close to prevent crosses, passes and shots.

        If they don’t then the keepers in trouble.

        The balls nowadays don’t help, they swerve like the cheap plastic balls you could buy from Woolworths as a kid, moving like a balloon that has no knot in in and flies through the air like a demented rubbery thing, the ball doesn’t seem to have a true trajectory anymore.

        That said, simple organisation such as walls isn’t rocket science.

        • Spurstacus 💋 April 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

          Sorry, what was the question?

          • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

            what are the 39 steps?

            • Spurstacus 💋 April 24, 2017 at 8:34 pm

              Depends which version of the story.

              • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm

                39 steps does Dallas

      • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        Exactly

  • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Chelsea five attempts on goal. Four goals. Pretty damn lethal.

    Lloris might not be crap, but on Saturday we needed him on top form, inspired form. As Captain as well as goalie, he should have made sure someone was marking Hazard. Organising is as much part of a goalkeepers remit as making saves and solid handling. He fails in that department.

  • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Whereas Joe Lewis will be safely entombed in his pyramid with all his cash.

    Joe is going to be scattered in the cheese room.

    • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      That’s just his dandruff. Daniel’s going to flog it as parmesan shavings.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      “guilty of assaulting a football steward with an inflatable shark”
      You couldn’t make it up.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        It made my wobbly bits jiggle and no mistake.😂😂😂

      • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

        He took the punishment with a degree of shagreen.

  • Jayspurs April 24, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Are we seriously debating if Hugo should be our no.1? Complete knee-jerk reaction to an extremely frustrating and disappointing result. Yes, he’s made a few blunders and his distribution can be poor at times, but the fact is he’s the best goalkeeper we’ve had since Pat Jennings. His stats are excellent this season, up there with De Gea and Courtois. Selling Hugo would be madness as we wouldn’t be able to find a replacement worthy of lacing his boots. His critics would then realise just how good he is. As for the Chelsea game, yes, maybe he should have saved the free kick but the other goals were unlucky from a goalkeeping perspective. Not much he could have done.
    Stop bitching about individuals and get behind the team.
    COYS

    • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Here we go. ‘Get behind the team’ man.

      It’s the Internet, sunshine.

      Fuck off.

      • Jayspurs April 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

        Touch a nerve there did I? Your blog is nowhere near Dear Mr Levy Twat.

        • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 11:05 pm

          I think Dear Mr Levy Twat is the absolute pinnacle of whatever it is that it does.

    • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Lloris couldn’t have done much about the penalty or the fourth goal, but he could have done something about the third stupid goal. And I think he should have seen the wall wasn’t good enough for the first and reorganised it. He’s the fecking captain.

      • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

        The 3rd goal? Getta grip!

        • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm

          He coulda got a grip? No, way!

    • caveman April 24, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      I’m certainly not knee jerking about the result, I’ve been saying for ages that Hugo isn’t good enough for our system. He was a much better sweeper goalie when he arrived. He as unsure as Gomes was for us now.

      • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

        I’d consider selling him if it wasn’t for the idea of breaking up the team could start a trend.

  • Superspoz 👍 April 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    https://youtu.be/srG65BFPcjI to all dog lovers. Love this little vid. Man I wanna another dog.

    • gloster1861 April 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Beautiful. 😓

    • SpurAndy 🍒π April 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Luvverly.

  • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    If Gomes had our back 3/4/5 in front of him he would do a better job.

    • jfdit April 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      agree, Gomes is an amazing keeper at shot stopping, needed a better defence when at spurs, he’s doing well at Watford

      • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        There’s only one flaw in the Gomes plan.

        He thinks he’s a miniature poodle called Grahame.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        Right, I’m dizzy now. Can you turn it off please?

        • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          The abort button is only to be used when all other avenues have failed, plus H won’t trust me with it.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

            Ahm avenue up before the Maggi straits.

      • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm

        If I was inclined I could find plenty of match winning saves,but I ain’t.

  • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve always thought he was the most over rated player we have,stick that in yer pipes

    • Superspoz 👍 April 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Is it dry enough. Will I get a buzz?

  • Superspoz 👍 April 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Enough with the facup.Bring on Wednesday I say. Hopefully c. will drop a couple of more points against a fully rested Southampton. Sam has already said he’s going to make changes to his palace team, let’s see if this extra 24 hours business makes any difference.

  • coys1882 April 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Overall, Hugo has been an outstanding keeper for us and also a great role model, not only as a professional footballer, but as a captain and an ambassador for the club.

    His technical strength is undoubtedly his agility and his superb reflexes which have on many occasions resulted in some stunning game changing saves. His great weakness, as is evident to all, lies in his distribution.

    Having said that, as with even the best keepers, he has made a few high profile errors. Unfortunately for us, which is perhaps a knock on Hugo, some of these have come in big matches, such as the 2 howlers against City earlier in the season.

    In spite of the fact that we conceded 4 goals against Chelsea, I don’t think any of them were attributable to mistakes by Hugo. Arguably, for the first, he did move half a step to the right and shifted his weight onto his right foot, but I think you can see from the in goal cam that Willian, who is a diminutive figure anyway, hit that free kick with a very low trajectory, thus partially unsighting Hugo before he picked up the flight of the ball.

    In my opinion, Hugo is the best keeper we have had since Ray Clemence and only surpassed by the legendary Pat Jennings.

    • Citizen Smozz April 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Barry Daines was better on pens

      • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 7:35 pm

        Barry Daines walked on water.

        • Frontwheel 2 April 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm

          Now he sells it.

  • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Our defensive wall allowed them to have 3 of their blue cunts block Lloris…..so they should have set the wall in front of them, linked arms and let the red push them back…..simple stuff…..oh, and never pick Son as a back

    • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      More than once

  • A waddle and a fork April 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Lloris has saved us points but he has let us down in big games. Alderweld is demanding parity as he’s only on 50 grand. Why are we letting him even do that- we should be rewarding these players. Toby is the best I’ve seen at Spurs. Walker can piss off but we should keep Rose.

  • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    My boss`s husband, a Chelsea fan, just walked past and gave me a knowing look. Would losing my job be as bad as it sounds?

    • Jim,Newry Spur. April 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Don’t worry about Chelsea, someday old Abramovich will be extradited to Russia for diddling the Russian people out of their oil money and Chelsea will go back to where they came from.

      • caveman April 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

        Don’t bet on it Jim. You should see their new stadium plans.

        • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

          Yeah I agree, it doesn’t look as good as ours.

          • Citizen Smozz April 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

            It’s a mini Wembley, three tiers all the way around yawn

      • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        Whereas Joe Lewis will be safely entombed in his pyramid with all his cash.

  • caveman April 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Hugo Loris is a liability, not just in the big games but in every game. His distribution is awful and he’s currently as nervous as a jellyfish.
    Vorm is a better keeper. I would sell him and buy either Pickford or the other lad from Stoke.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Charlie Adam? Yer faking mad, mate.

    • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Peter Crouch? Not a bad shout.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I’m still revelling in the fact that our two world class goals were not scored against the run of play and we were unlucky to lose on Saturday.

    • Real Fan? April 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Yeah.

    • Rich G🤛 April 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      You can revel in that?

      • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        Try not to feel too much envy.

        • Rich G🤛 April 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm

          Disappointed was the feeling I had

  • AccringtonSpurs April 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Troopz sends out his respects to Ugo Ehiogu at 2 mins 35″ in this video.

    I’ve more respect for him now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g2pzuDcGPQ

    • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      When I go I do hope I get a better fucking eulogy than some incoherent toilet cleaner on a YouTube clip.

      • Superspoz 🏆 April 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Why? You gonna record it and tweet it or summink?

      • Superspoz 🏆 April 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Why? You gonna record it and tweet it or summink?

        • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm

          Ha ha, did you think you were re-tweeting…

  • Hartley April 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    When he’s good, he’s not bad.
    When he’s bad, he’s complete and utter shite.
    When he’s complete and utter shite, he fucks our season up.

  • AccringtonSpurs April 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Vorm rumoured to be leaving in t’ summer, so I expect we’ll see more of Lopez. Keen to see what Lopez brings to the table before drafting anyone else in.

    • AccringtonSpurs April 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Rather Lloris than Vorm who is a bit short and not very acrobatic

      • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm

        Met Pat Jennings a few weeks ago, he`s a few inches taller than me, so is still a short arse. Maybe he`s shrunk a bit, his hair has not.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

          He was holding 475 marker pens in his left hand though.

          • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

            • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm

              I see he’s dyed his hair since.

              • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

                And is very shagable. Whodathunkit.

              • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

                Nice to see that him and Garth Crooks still socialise.

                • 61SpursNut🌰 April 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

                  Garth is defo looking quite svelte.

      • Steve Marks April 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm

        Lloris could do with a couple of extra inches too, then again couldn’t we all.

    • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      At the very least, he brings a pony pony tail.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π April 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I like Hugo, he’s a keeper.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Stoppit…

    • A waddle and a fork April 24, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      It’s comments like this that keeps me coming back

  • Real Fan? April 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Could we find a Keeper that distributes the ball from foot and hand significantly better, whilst also making some good saves? I believe so.

    He’s not irreplaceable as a player by any stretch, but not upsetting the harmony of the squad is also a genuinely important consideration.

  • JuandeInternational April 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    At fault for the first one, but could do little about the other 3 which is more than can be said for some of his team mates on the third one. He’s having a bit of a dip in form this season. Happens. He’ll be right and to be honest he deserves a bit of leeway given how many match saving/winning saves he’s made. Only thing I would say is sometimes playing it short when several opposition players are just a few yards a way is not the best approach, but then that seems to be the fashion in the PL now with teams always looking to play out from the back regardless of circumstances.

  • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Keepers, like legspin bowlers are just weirdos

    • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Agree, bloody freaks.

      • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

        I got a mate who was both…..yep, an absolute fucking weirdo

  • legendary greavesy April 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Its all a bit too much of a jerk off reaction to Loris every keeper in this league doesn’t really fill me with confidence but our Hugo has been our saviour on more than one occasion this season but H is right he does seem to lose his head in really big games we will see how he reacts over the next 6 big games !!

  • MSpurs April 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    He’s too slow to distribute the ball and it affects the counter-attack. I’m not sure, obviously, if he has been told to hold the ball for longer when he gathers it, but I suspect not and it’s a frustrating flaw. I think that he’s as good a goalkeeper as we’ve had in recent years, streets ahead of Robinson or Gomes, but I don’t think he is by any means irreplaceable. I’ll also take this opportunity to throw Tom Heaton into the mix as an eventual replacement.

  • Freund or Foe April 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    What can I say, he`s better than Bobby Mimms? Warwick Davis is better than Bobby Mimms. Why am I talking about Bobby Mimms? Oh yeah, Hugo. Lets keep him.

  • Bruxie April 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I had a conversation about Hugo at halftime last Saturday. With a mate – who asked me afterwards if I was pissed.

    I said we should sell Hugo while his value is still high.

    With our defence we don’t need a high earning keeper who is highly protected and therefore only rarely makes a truly outstanding save.

    He is a £30m – £40m keeper earning £100k per week.

    He is obviously a cracking skipper and loves Poch.

    His distribution is bloody awful at times and I’ve heard he makes more mistakes than anyone else in the PL.

    I doubt my own logic – would selling him signal to the rest of the squad that we are still a selling club?
    Would selling him and buying someone like Butland or Pickford keep us at the current level of performance?

    I don’t know…

    • Harry Hotspur April 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      I actual agree with you. Although the psychological damage to the rest of the fairies would probably be too great for them to bare.

      However… under Levy we’d see Vorm step into his shoes and the £100m or whatever we got for him would evaporate into thin air.

      • jfdit April 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        Vorm is bang average as well, there is a multitude of foreign keepers in the PL who are to be frank ‘fucking shit’, not sure who scouts these players but they obviously don’t know their elbows from their arseholes

        • Aussie in Switzerland April 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

          Aussie keepers are great, and are cheap……

    • jfdit April 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      I’d concur on that Bruxie, let him go to PSG or Monaco for big money, there are better keepers than him in the PL playing at teams way below us, anyone who thinks that Lopez is a top drawer keeper needs to see him play, I have & it wasn’t pretty, definitely one for the Levy wheel of fortune transfer shuffle

  • Chris Wallace April 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Lloris is not a big game player, he’s always the first one to crack under pressure.

  • Thehughtonslice April 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    He didn’t have a chance with any of the goals. I know luck is supposed to “even itself out” but why couldn’t Chelsea have had a perfectly good chance disallowed and hit the woodwork twice?

    • Bruxie April 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      According to some pundits he was at fault for the free kick – stepping to his right leaving too much space on his left. I was behind him and he was nowhere near it.

  • Horndog April 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I have to agree. The good, the bad and the ugly are all part of being a keeper. He is a good man.