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Why The Hell Are Spurs Stalling?

Why The Hell Are Spurs Stalling?

That poor nice Vice-chairman Gencaga Meric at Trabzonspor has told Turkish-Futbol: “Sissoko is keen on joining, we have spoken with him and talks went well.”

“We have yet to convince Tottenham or their manager. Tottenham want to recoup most of what they invested in Sissoko but we want him on loan.

“We have made our offer and are waiting for a decision.”

If there is such a thing as a gift horse then this is one.

Moussa Sissoko was always going to be an absolute dog to shift*.

Nobody in their right mind would want him and virtually all links between Premier League players and Turkish sides amount to nothing.

Finding a club to show even scant interest in the player is pretty miraculous. As ever, Spurs need to nudge this one along before the interest cools.

*Try saying ‘dog to shift’ after 4 pints of Guinness.

 

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

  • Harry Hotspur August 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

    What I love is that cult that exists on there with ITK.

    JJ gets a shit sandwich and one guy actually says ‘might be the last we hear from JJ for a while and you could understand perfectly why he would not be too keen to share anything after this’

    This virgin is genuinely apologetic that he heard the duff ITK!

    Things change. In hours. If you can’t cope with that, then not only is ITK not for you, nor is life!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Peanut sellers

  • SpurAndy 🍒π August 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Dembele currently being interviewed live on Sky atm.

  • AccringtonSpurs August 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Keita Balde’s transfer is off.

  • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 8:18 am

    According to The News There is a suggestion that Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have met and have discussed Gareth Bale together with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli. The plot thickens!

    • Harry Hotspur August 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

      DD what’s the source? Newsnow is an aggregator not a source.

      • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

        True. Purely speculation. No source. Apologies

        • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

          The speculation being that if Bale signs for Spurs (unlikely) RM have first option over Alli and Eriksen respectively?

          • Harry Hotspur August 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

            Only a frustrated homosexual would come up with a ‘first option’ deal on two of our best players. That guy is such a gigantic arsehole he makes me look balanced and normal.

        • Harry Hotspur August 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

          No apologies required, madam.

      • Syd August 9, 2017 at 8:29 am

        The same source that states Spurs are saying Sissoko is going nowhere…

        • Harry Hotspur August 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

          Please see my last response 😀

  • caveman August 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

    This has to be the slowest transfer window for Spurs in history.

    • Syd August 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

      We were quick to sell Walker though

      • caveman August 9, 2017 at 8:28 am

        Yep

  • Syd August 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

    So….. have we worked it out yet?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 August 9, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Nah, still constipated.

      • Syd August 9, 2017 at 8:11 am

        I meant why have we stalled….. but I appreciate your update Spursy

  • 61SpursNut🌰 August 9, 2017 at 7:19 am

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  • melcyid August 9, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Edgar Davids loves us.”When I see this team play I see youth, enthusiasm, football on the edge, fun football. How can you not love this team?”

    • Hartley™ August 9, 2017 at 1:27 am

      I agree with him Mel but he sees things through rose tinted spectacles.

      • melcyid August 9, 2017 at 1:37 am

        aye he does that

        • baz August 9, 2017 at 2:17 am

          A few years ago as I was walking out of a friends block of flats I saw Edgar walking out of the bl0ck opposite. “Shame I’m a bit too old to be a selfie Whore.” Is what I was thinking.

  • East Stand August 9, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Yes, why are the club stalling on making a signing?

    Is it some kind of master plan or just Levy pulling his usual tiresome Brinksmanship crap?

    • Lilywhite without the II August 9, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall…the team and football are clearly 2nd, lets hope the figures work out for Poch to get someone…

    • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Whatever the reason Levy has seemingly failed miserably to strengthen the squad!

  • Lilywhite without the II August 9, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Isco looked good tonight..maybe Levy can pull that one out the bag on deadline day..cough…

    • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:36 am

      Dream on!!

  • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Paris St-Germain are ready to offer £80m for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, as they try to beat Manchester City for the Arsenal star. (Independent)

    Can’t we make a sneaky bid as Sanchez is the one world class Arse player who would presumably get into our first X1?

    • mikespurs August 9, 2017 at 12:41 am

      80? Me thinks it would cost more

    • Willy Juice August 9, 2017 at 1:38 am

      go to bed

    • baz August 9, 2017 at 2:22 am

      |Fcuk dat! Tell me they have put in a bid 4 Sissoko and Ill find that interesting

  • Hartley™ August 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

    🐓
    🏐

    • Horndog August 9, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Yeah baby!

      • Hartley™ August 9, 2017 at 12:29 am

        It’s coming Horny, the settled squad experiment playing all 38 games away.
        Can’t wait…

        • Horndog August 9, 2017 at 12:35 am

          Shame on me Harts, I never thought about us playing all of our games “on the road.”

          • Hartley™ August 9, 2017 at 12:40 am

            It’ll be an adventure and if we achieve any success at all it will be a landmark achievement on a par with an amateur side winning an FA Cup.

            • Hartley™ August 9, 2017 at 12:42 am

              …or the first modern double, or the first British side to win a major European trophy.

              • Horndog August 9, 2017 at 1:12 am

                “On the Road Again….”

  • Caspurs♿️ August 9, 2017 at 12:21 am

    “Antonio Conte orders signing of Tottenham star Danny Rose”.
    Even Conte can’t be that stupid, can he?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      He cante

  • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:01 am

    No sci fi lover incidentally I watched the sci fi film OBLIVION starring Tom Cruise over the weekend and immediately lost the plot!! According to WIKI it met with mixed reviews and was a modest box office success.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 9, 2017 at 12:02 am

      You didn’t understand the plot? It wasn’t that obscure.

      • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:03 am

        Could not understand the goodys and the baddies, baddies and goodies, aliens and scavengers droned on!

        • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:06 am

          + multiple Tom Cruises / wife and lover?

    • Lilywhite without the II August 9, 2017 at 12:33 am

      haha, oh dear, best not watch Moonlighting then, that will take you over the edge..

      • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:39 am

        I shall stick to Shakespeare when off to see Julius Caesar with Joyce at the Stratford Upon Avon theatre this Saturday eve minus our togas!

  • Syd August 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I am going to be livid if I wake up in the next 3 mornings without any quality signings. if not i firmly believe that everything we have achieved in the last 2 – 3 years will fall apart.
    Things will start to get ugly, Toby will leave, Poch will re-think his future and then it’s all down hill. Would love to be proved wrong and I hate talking doom and gloom but I have to agree with HH at this moment.

  • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Dilly Naked Attraction is on right now…

    • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      That filthy reality show of all debauched shows defies belief that
      a) Any contestant is prepared to appear on it and
      b) Anybody watches it or admits to watching it!

      • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm

        Yes, but you luv it DD.

        • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm

          Suffering withdrawal symptoms already bring back Love Island and Poldark for that matter.

      • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm

        At least Eurotrash was mildly entertaining!

  • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    US President Donald Trump says North Korea “will be met with fire and fury” if it threatens the US.
    Mr Trump told reporters on Tuesday: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the US. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

    • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Have we signed anybody yet?
      Correction are we close to signing anybody?

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        yes – keita balde is close. but it’s still an ‘IF’

  • Syd August 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Sorry, we need Sissoko until re enforcements come in….

    • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      I cant believe im saying this. But i agree

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        He isnt as bad as you (the world) thinks

        • gavlav August 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm

          In the words of Statler and Waldorf “That wasn’t half bad. No it was all bad!”

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 9, 2017 at 2:15 am

            Bad yes but not diabolical,well not all the time

        • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          Ron, i cant predict the future, & if he stays i will really want him to improve. But hes crap. Newcastle fans hated him. & euro aside, some players play good for country & suck for club & vis versa. If he gives us something to clap about i will. Till that day………

      • Syd August 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

        He has his moments but still needs a lot of work on his control and we need goals from him as well or at least some more attack and aggressiveness

        • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:41 pm

          Well there’s two thing you’ll never get.

        • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:46 pm

          What moments? I see him as a big dude to fill up space instead of playing with 10

          • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm

            He is strong plus pace which if deployed as an emergency RB/Wing back surely is an asset?

            • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm

              Do you know this for a fact DD?

              • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:08 am

                Caps, no, but whats the alternative destroying his already fragile confidence completely?

                • David Dillenberg August 9, 2017 at 12:09 am

                  *Casps

            • mikespurs August 9, 2017 at 12:15 am

              He can get in peoples way. Cant tackle, trap or pass very well ( does an ok 1 once in awhile).

          • Syd August 8, 2017 at 11:52 pm

            He was dynamic in the Euro’s for certain. So it is there. We could use that at this time.

            • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:57 pm

              He does bugger all for the previous 3yrs, plays well in his home tournament, then plays crap again.
              Do people really think he’ll come good?

              • Syd August 9, 2017 at 12:02 am

                All true Cas, but we are in a desperate situation and we can’t afford to let ányone’ go atm. I’m clutching at straws

                • Caspurs♿️ August 9, 2017 at 12:13 am

                  I fully understand, I’ll leave this here for anyone who needs some extra straw…

                  • mikespurs August 9, 2017 at 12:20 am

                    Cant drink through that. Can i have another?

                    • 61SpursNut🌰 August 9, 2017 at 7:54 am

    • David Dillenberg August 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      +1.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    McG
    You obviously didn’t realise, he buys three leaf clovers & sells them a leaf at a time, trebling his money.

    Buys wholesale sells them off in ones
    Makes sense

  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    🤬

  • Lilywhite without the II August 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    RB = 20-25m – Cancelo maybe, doesn’t need to be world class, just a decent cover with potential
    AM = 30-35m – I’d go for Barkley, for the money we aint get much better (I’m sure 95k would be enough)
    CB = 15-20m – Poch’s boy
    There you go Levy, do that and you will still have change..I’ve even found a pound today so you can stick that in as well…

    • marsinho August 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      barkley for 35 mill and set him on a 95k wage, your joking when the likes of toby are probably not even half on that, we can do better and look to kovacic but barkley will just have to do.

      • Lilywhite without the II August 8, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        the problem is any half decent signing will want that minimum, thats the bloody going rate, Levy just needs to pay Toby slightly more…

        • marsinho August 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm

          levy will probably try he’s darnd’st to minimise that figure and botch it all up in the process then come out we did our best but the others side made it all too difficult to but we tried and we just have to move on we heard before.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Only Levy would finally come out of a spending coma and buy a player we probably didn’t need.

    Yeah hah! Right! Like Levy would do something stupid like that……..🤡

  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    We’re buying a goalkeeper with only three fingers on one hand

    He’s good with a regulation size 5 ball, and the smaller size 4 youth ball.

    • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Maybe it means he’s really good with his feet

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

        De feat Mike,De feat

        • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm

          De feat……de back……..right back……..i think we just found trips replacement

      • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm

        So, the rumours of him being able to open a 670g jar of Mrs Elswood Hot Dill Cucumbers is wellfounded?

  • Ufluckinplic August 8, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Just arrived in Switzerland but will be avoiding Young Boys, unless they have a spare RB.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Switzerland?! Have things really got that bad?

      • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm

        Just look at our league standing! Why! Oh why! Arnt there more teams that start with a letter after S

      • Ufluckinplic August 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

        It was the furthest the plane got before it made an emergency landing due to the weight of the shopping bought by Mrs UFP 🙄 and lucky me the mother in law is here to. Now where’s that clinic…

        • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm

          Sorry didnt realize it was serious. Hope everything works out

          • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

            He’s pulling your plonker.

            • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

              Rodders.

            • mikespurs August 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm

              Caught that with the shopping weight. But alas to late

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

          UFP You told me ypu bought the watches in China but the bags in Switzerland

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

            I mean the bags for the watches

            • Ufluckinplic August 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm

              Bags, watches they’re two of Mrs UFP shopping items. I mentioned once to her would she ever buy a really good copy of a bag or a watch. Her reply was “never, but I’m clearly not that fussy when it comes to men”

      • Aussie in Switzerland August 9, 2017 at 7:07 am

        Funniest part is that Young Boys play at Wankdorf Stadium…….

    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Safe journey home buddy

      • Ufluckinplic August 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        Thanks Nilly, stay safe on them there streets.

        • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

          Hope you had a good time seeing the folks bud, safe journey home. 👍

    • Horndog August 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Say “hi” to Side Show Bob” for me

  • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Is there any good news, anywhere? I’ve searched under every stone I could find, but nowt.

    • Lilywhite without the II August 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      I found a pound coin in my speedos today, that always puts a smile on my face..

      • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm

        Is that what the kids a calling it these days?

        • gavlav August 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm

          We’re going to win the league with a record breaking 100+ points Cas. Sadly we go out in the first round of every cup. Gillingham twice and Young Boys in Europe.

          • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm

            Sounds good to me, I’m in!

          • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:58 pm

            Young Boys, now there’s a team we’ve always shown a firm hand

            • gavlav August 8, 2017 at 11:03 pm

              Starring Robin Askwith

              • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

                FNaaaaar

      • marsinho August 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm

        well keep it away from the watchful eyes of you know who.

      • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm

        Most strippers collect their pound coins in a beer glass.

        • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:58 pm

          Is that what the ladies a calling it these days?

          • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm

            Oh, I don’t know what the lady strippers call it.

    • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Did you look under the stone outside Katie Hopkins’ house?

      • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

        Yep, nothing, it wasn’t a total loss though, the windows made easy targets from the pavement.

        • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm

          You weren’t flashing again were you?

          • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:02 pm

            No it wasn’t my manor, got to abide by the code.

            • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:17 pm

              I thought the code was ‘don’t 💩 on your own doorstep’?

              • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

                No need, there are plenty of fields in Kent for that.

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

        *Hopkin’s

        • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

          • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

            oh yeah you’re right.

    • melcyid August 8, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      coutinho gone to barca for 108 mill te he selling club

  • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    MP: I need a right back
    DL: Sorry the line is bad, did you say an attacking forward?
    MP: Daniel, I am standing next to you, here in your office.
    DL: No, this handsfree is no good. Let me pull over and call you straight back.
    MP: Okay, thank you.

    As you’ll remember last summer, Poch was on holiday when DL called him to discuss our transfer business but the line was bad.

    DL: So, who do you want?
    MP: Isco
    DL: Issoko?
    MP: Bery much yes
    DL: I think I know who you mean….

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      He he he

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 8, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Is this the latest player we won’t be gettin. First it was Barkley, then siggy, then foyth, then Barkley again, now keita…..wake me up when levy actually sees summin through. 😵

  • marsinho August 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    how ironic is this, we sell walker to city who themselves sold all of their backs and since added and we’re left with……..1 sole RB in tripp who’s now injured and a very young cover in KWP, levy your a genius not even my 7 year niece could’ve thought this out.

  • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Keita Balde is a bit like Mané but can dribble.

    • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Let’s have a whip round for a bib.

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm

        should whip-round be hyphenated there? I feel like it should.

        • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

          Depends if you’re inviting a member of the Cabinet.

  • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Only Levy would finally come out of a spending coma and buy a player we probably didn’t need.

    • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      The one-handed goalkeeper or the bald striker?

      • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:27 pm

        Folico the bald Eyetie import. Brought to you by Enfield Players Inc

        • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm

          So this was the guy that the 5 senior players informed Poch that we needed.

          • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm

            Hahahaha

            …’this one gaffer’ Verts hands him a copy of The Daily Star to suppressed sniggering from rest of team.

            *sound of WC being flushed* Kane enters the room.

            HK: Did We pick one?
            All (mumbling): That goalie from Southampton

  • Gus August 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Surely some club in China or the ME would overpay for Sissy?

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    A bag of wine gums says if we sign Keita Balde, Janssen is on the move. 3 strikers on the books would be a fackin’ heads gone, let’s face it.

    • Gus August 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      With a surname like that I’m sure Levy will snap him up!

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

        Nice.

  • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Breaking: Daniel Levy has applied for National Lottery Funding to secure Pochettino’s transfer targets.

    Mr Levy told the Jewish Chronicle, “This is a statement of intent and I want all our fans to be under no illusions”

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      He meant that he is buying a few lottery tickets!

      • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm

        I’m waiting for a statement from Levy saying he’s disappointed at the lack of financial support from the London Borough of Haringey for transfers…

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      He also said he is having matzoh ball soup tonite….that ypu didnt consider

      • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        Vinny Sideways was Youve been Framed

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Keita Balde Diao looks alright.
    Fast, powerful, can finish.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MV7IKNqsc8M

    • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Spurs Community currently has a cryptic message from JJ:

      “Watch out, a ITK Beadle about”

      Which somebody worked out, “A ITK BEADLE = KEITA BALDE”

      Looks like we might have our Italian forward.

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

        Okay, so just read the below.

        • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

          Yes, Italian via Senegal 🇸🇳

          • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

            you know what I meant!

          • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

            His mother’s from Rome and his father’s Lenny Henry

            • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

              Loves a Premier Inn. He’ll fit right in at the Luton one until Sep 1st.

              • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm

                His agent Dawn French was unavailable for comment

                • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

                  She was believed to be on important business with a KFC maxi bucket.

                  • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm

                    MP: I need a right back
                    DL: Sorry the line is bad, did you say an attacking forward?
                    MP: Daniel, I am standing next to you, here in your office.
                    DL: No, this handsfree is no good. Let me pull over and call you straight back.
                    MP: Okay, thank you.

              • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:27 pm

                Nice.

  • Gary M August 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Never mind about Sissoko, Toby still has not signed a new contract yet, has he ?
    How about one of the best prem centre backs walking for nothing !!

    • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Gedda grip, he’s still got 3yrs on his contract.

      • Horndog August 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        Yeah, but he could walk in three years! Hysteria at an all time level. 😂

        • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm

          And what about Trippier?! He’s only got 5 years left!

        • Gary M August 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm

          If your gonna have hysteria let’s have it !!! 😱

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm

          Its better than Tripperm…He cant walk!!!

      • Camus August 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        Correct. If we’re going to wet our pance, that one is way down the list.

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    JJ on Twitter says:-
    “Watch out a ITK Beadle about
    😉😂👍🏻”

    I read this to possibly mean Toljan.
    But also possibly fack all.

    • Camus August 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Or it could mean Keita Balde which ties in with his “Italy is nice this time of year” message from weeks ago. Or he might just be jumping on the Mirror’s band-wagon on that one.
      Or it’s all bowlocks…

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      We’re buying a goalkeeper with only three fingers on one hand

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Who is this charlatan? A week or so ago he was suggestingbwith funny faces summin exciting was imminent he couldnt disclose…..aaaaand nothing. I think your right, he’s just reading red tops and pretending he’s in the know.

      • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm

        JJ is a holy man. He makes Ghandi look funky.

  • melcyid August 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    hasnt anyone told Levy that the price of silver is rocketing up,dont you think that should move him

  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Still Nil Nil
    Send the spurs scouts down to Waltham abbey.
    My stepson has just roped me into making up the numbers for his 6-a-side footy team tonight and I’m facked as I’ve just got back from 90 mins of boxing training!!!

  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Where’d you do your boxing training Still ‘The Boy in Blue’ Nil Nil?

  • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Found me’self outside Katie Hopkin’s house today. If anyone wants her address, PM me.

    • Lilywhite without the II August 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Found myself outside your house today, pm me if anyone wants it…

      • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        You’re more than welcome to let yourself in. Oh, could you feed the cat?

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I suppose it’ll be Dier at right-back on Sunday then. In a 4-man defence do we think, or Wimmer coming in as the 3rd CB?
    I suppose we could try Sissoko or N’Koudou in the wing-back role, or perhaps the untried KWP. It’s lucky that we have options 😶

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      I’d play Hugo in a front 3 with Kane and Wimmer.

      • Camus August 8, 2017 at 8:57 pm

        Like it. And Davies in the Pirlo role?

        • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm

          Let the Welshman pivot!

  • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    spursmyarse
    Schmicks are wannabe Schmucks.

    Irish jews.

    • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Not all Jews are schmucks.

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Irish jew in da name of da lord and da Finchley Shomrim!

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 9:56 pm

        We dobt bother with 4 leaf clovers we just corner the market on 3 leaf clovers. Levy is another thing he buys one and two leaf clovers

        • McG ⚽⚽ August 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          You obviously didn’t realise, he buys three leaf clovers & sells them a leaf at a time, trebling his money.

  • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    You and judges… say no more

    You are the one who’s partial to men with wigs

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      I prefer the term ‘non binary gender benders’

  • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    M’Bappe to Real = Benzema surplus to requirements

    So as we all suspected he’s always supported Spurs and would love to play in the Prem

    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      He’d make a cracking right back

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Hahshahahahahahahhaha

      • Stevo1987 August 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        Right backs are so 20th Century. Play 3 at he back with Winks out on the right. It works for me.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 9:54 pm

          I would play none at the back,then four then three and then three
          Its called a high line

  • spursmyarse August 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Can you people stop calling Dan Baldy. He chooses to shave his little head so he is not Baldy, in fact if he chose to let it grow, in 5 months he would have a Barnet like Joe Fucking Stalin !

    • AccringtonSpurs August 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      treats his personal hygiene like he treats the transfer window – opting for the most economic haircut…

  • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Stevo1987
    Blimey, a blast from the past. ODM is back in the building!

    I never left. Just got lost in the ladies convenience

    • Stevo1987 August 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      That happened to me once but she was a big ol’ girl.

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Any links for Bale’s match tonight? Cheers gents!

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Releasing the news on Twitter that there’s going to be a DVD of last season probably wasn’t the smartest move to make right now…

    • SeattleSpursGuy August 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Last year were the days; fit right backs as far as the eye could see.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      I thought you said we were buying VDV

  • Camus August 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    He’s staying isn’t he?
    I’m getting the vibe that there actually isn’t any money available for transfers.

  • Jimbo THFC August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Sissoko has poor control, underhits all his short passes and over hits all his long passes, can’t head, doesn’t run and can’t tackle. Even Poch can’t do much with that but he is a body and with how small our squad is and any future injuries, Poch would be stupid to tell Levy to let him go until a replacement is signed.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Sissoko doesn’t do short passes, they’re ricochets.

  • Matty k August 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Levy needs the £30m for the Bale bid

  • Lilywhite without the II August 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    NewsNow: Spurs risk losing best manager since Ron was a child as head coach of Tottenhaaam of Hotspur’s faints whilst handing over team sheet prior to the first game of the season…

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      I faintly remember

  • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Send the spurs scouts down to Waltham abbey.

    My stepson has just roped me into making up the numbers for his 6-a-side footy team tonight and I’m facked as I’ve just got back from 90 mins of boxing training!!!

    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Hard to the core Nilster.

      • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        I’m bringing my own de-fib.

        Actually, you can play a fair bit FoFty, and your dad.

        • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm

          How was your weekend buddy?

          • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

            Bloody great mate. Lots of fun, and a few extra day’s off too. Are you back to the slog now?

            • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm

              Sounds like the best kind of weekend!!!

              Back tomorrow

              • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:45 pm

                Bummer innit.

                • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm

                  Only in the dark!!!

                  • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm

                    90 minutes of boxing training. That’s heavy shit, how often do you do that?

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

                      Just started going again this past month.

                      I’ve been duped into another fight in November so I thought I’d better make an effort

                    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

                      Against the same guy?

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

                      I’m hoping!!!

                      Etiquette is that you should allow a rematch but he’s not replying to the organiser!

                      So I’ll have to get beat my somebody else!

                    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm

                      Nah, you’ll do em this time. No problem.

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm

                      Are you back to work yet?
                      It’s the worst thing going back after a few days off

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm

                      I intend to!!!

                      I’ll do my Rocky IV training prep.

                      Cue the montage music

                    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm

                      Tomorrow too. Had my lad and my nephew today, who’s got the nasty shits. I’ve been changing nappies all day, nasty, wet, dark shit that coats everything it touches. I’m ready to go back to work.

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

                      I’ve had to change my nappies as mine are like that too!!!

                    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm

                      Think I’d wear nappies if I did your job.

                    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

                      It’s more to do with my age!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Levy asked if you can play right back

      • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        He’s gonna auction that off. Once in a lifetime opportunity.

      • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        Ron, I can play in any position equally as bad as any other position.
        Poch would love my versatility.

        • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

          I’m into the philosophy. I like hard pressed cider.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm

          Levy doesnt really care how you play or where you play Still he is just desperate to buy someone
          If you can kick the ball its a bonus

          • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm

            Ah, that’s another problem!

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm

              Still if you get good Levy just wants to sell you off to Interpol

  • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Why send Sissoko out on loan?

    He’ll be worth less next year and they’ll probably be several delusional and desperate clubs who think he’s the same Sissoko who plays for France

    • Freund or Foe August 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Turkish offer doesn’t even cover his wages.

    • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      And as my Bubba used to say “The world is never short of dopes”

    • Stevo1987 August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Blimey, a blast from the past. ODM is back in the building!

      • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 7:57 pm

        You try shoplifting women’s knickers and keeping and online presence going

        • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm

          As I said to the judge I thought they were your knickers

          • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm

            You and judges… say no more

        • Stevo1987 August 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm

          Well, you’re still here.

  • SoFlaPaul August 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Everyone seems to forget his Euro performance. He has ability but the results at Spurs shows it is likely a mental issue. It comes down to whether Poch can bring his brain around. If it does, he could be a decent asset esp if his first touch improves. If they could get him to play like he did in the Euros then he would be a major asset. He is reminiscent of Adebayor who got promptly shipped out when it was clear his brain wasn’t going to change. I’d guess that he has either started to show something in practice or their letting him play to get the price up. And if Poch wants him to stay, then i’m good with that cause Poch does know what he is doing.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      I think that was the exception rather than the rule.

  • JuandeInternational August 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Because Levy will go back shortly with a different set of terms to try and shift things a little more in his favour. Eventually they’ll get fed up with it and Sissoko will be a Spurs player at least until the last day of the the transfer window. Same old.

    It will be interesting to see if all the frustration that has been building up on social media over the last few weeks starts to make it’s way into the stands once the season starts. Then the media will latch onto the story and pick away at it endlessly. The more publicity fans’ disgruntlement gets, the more Levy is forced into a corner as he will be endlessly pressured for comment.

    If the media sense something is off, they won’t let go.

    • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      But the media won’t have a pop at levy, they’ll be trying to sell spurs best players for them knowing levy will be weak

      • JuandeInternational August 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

        So chants of we want our Tottenham back, Levy out and you don’t know what you’re doing would go completely without comment? I disagree.

  • UnkleTaff August 8, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I really can’t see Sissoko being shipped out until a replacement (presumably Barkley) has been brought in.

    Another one that has deadline day written all over it.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Even if we get Barkley, with such little else coming in I’m coming round to the idea of keeping him, see if Poch can get a tune given it’s world cup coming up…

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Fuck Spurs

    Watched the last episode of Ozark last night
    Good series
    I did like True Detective 1 and Breaking Bad better but it was good.

    • John Flynn August 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      I was a big fan of breaking bad and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread,then I watched better call Saul ,the prequel to breaking bad and that is even better

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        Thats quite a statement, will have to take a look now…

      • RumpleSpurtskin August 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        Yep. I agree.

  • onedavemackay August 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I fear MoPo might be planning to keep him

    Or he might just be threatening Levy

    “Oi Daniel. Buy someone or Sissoko plays …”

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      In Miami there is much iffy money
      (Watched Scarface again last night)
      Maybe find a Columbian buyer?

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        Check out a film called Shot Caller, watched it last night, really good.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

          Will take a look

  • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    ronwol196061
    Goonflickerfluckerweirdalyankelinerick

    Eh? What language is this, Canadian Ronskimo?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Im testing out some new ideas.Have to keep delevoping and eloving

      • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        Loving?! You dirty minx you..

        • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm

          *eloving ffs!

  • Caspurs♿️ August 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Absofakinlutely brilliant caption H!

  • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Only Poch and Sissoko can change some minds out there. I am on record in believing they will mold him into a successful player for Spurs.

    Again, we will see. They will not likely let him go without a crazy offer.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Goonflickerfluckerweirdalyankelinerick

      • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

        Heehee

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        Sorry that was for Weird Al

    • Horndog August 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Based upon our lack of any other incoming activity I am inclined to think he will sticking around.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        Weird Al?

        • Horndog August 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

          Well, I am weird, but I am no Al!

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 8, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This is priceless. Our squad is so dire people want to keep sissoko for safety’s sake. What is going on here.? Poch has led us to a couple days of title races and this is where we find ourselves. The chairman is either indifferent or utterly incompetent. Hmmmm

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      *days shouldn’t be in there. I didn’t do that I’m confused.

    • Lord Croker August 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Both.

    • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      One from the bottom and the other one from the bottom, please Carol.

  • Still Nil Nil August 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Pay them to take him ffs

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      That will only happen if Levy buys Uber

  • mattspurs August 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    We want to sell him
    They want to loan him

    I’m not sure what benefit there would be to loaning him out only for him to return next summer? They’d cover this year’s salary and maybe a bit more in terms of a loan fee but we’d still be left with £40m invested in a player we don’t want. Even if we can’t recoup his transfer fee we want someone else to pay his wages.

  • Pete August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Nothing was more certain than this geezer was going out the door if anybody would have him. A big sorry mistake. In fact a disgrace surplus to any conceivable requirement. The fact he is now most likely staying says everything about how successful Tottenham trading has been this summer. Sigh

    • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Well…

      They identified him as a target from something they recognised in his play.

      They seemingly overinvested in him due to same recognition… and admittedly also due to an 11th hour panic buy in missing out on other targets.

      Primary reason I DO believe he was a target is because they were quick to insert Sissoko into the lineups, and were unafraid of using him in starting 11 over other options when resting others.

      Pochettino sees something useful in him. Poch worked Rose into a great asset, as well aa improving Walker’s mistakes and Son’s runs into space. I believe he sees opportunity to mold Sissoko into usefulness as well.

      We will see.

  • Lbanum August 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Sissoko I would hope and expect to be in Pochettino’s plans this coming season. He can offer a lot to the team over the course of a season and he is likely to prove that by the efforts he evidently puts in on the pitch. He’s well regarded by many knowledgeable football managers and has qualities that make a big difference to a team. He is likely to be kept on the right side but with certain freedoms to roam. He tries to help the full back and is strong running into spaces and in support for attacks. He’s brave and daring in situations where others wouldn’t or couldn’t be. He has good stamina and is a team player who passes well and is a physically powerful intimidating presence, for most opposing players. He’s both hard working and generous for the sake of the team and he can be inspirational in opening up unsuspecting defences. He needs both confidence and support to belong and become a settled member of the first team set up. Its a make or break season for him but, he needs to be playing much more to become properly motivated to impress well. If he gets a run of opportunities he’s very likely to impress enough to seek to succeed with Tottenham. Stick that on the bandwagon please!

    • caveman August 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Glowing reference indeed. Pity he can’t control a ball.

    • Spiderneil August 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Are you his agent? Or his mum?

    • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I pretty much see it as you do. He should be a good fit with a couple of adjustments.

      My primary disappointment with him last season was his tremendously poor first touch. The ball would rebound off his foot like it was a brick wall. That should be a simple fix with a bit of extra technical work. If Sissoko has corrected that awful receiving touch, he should really be fine.

      • melcyid August 8, 2017 at 5:25 pm

        you might not believe it but Chivers couldnt control the ball when came to Spurs he was as bad as sissy,it took 2 seasons before he was great.

        • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

          Well, there you go. 🙂

      • Lilywhite August 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        Same horrendous first touch that was apparent vs Juve last week.

        • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm

          Improved in your opinion, or no ?

          • Lilywhite August 8, 2017 at 6:14 pm

            Not sure. He still looks pretty shitty to me but if we keep him around I surely hope he sharpens up.

            • MiT August 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm

              Me dos.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      This is moussa sissoko. Signed from Newcastle( who’s fans thought he was shit and lazy). Is this the same player being talked about here??😨

      • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        Not lazy. His high pressuring skills are very good, as are many of his long runs through the line. Cumbersome in movement at times, perhaps, but not lazy.

  • caveman August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    It’s simply that we have to ensure that our incoming haircuts are secured before we commit to the loan. Then we will spend the season bedding in the haircuts what Levy in his wisdom landed us with while Poch arranges for another job, possibly with PSG.

  • Sid Trotter August 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I think this is crafty

    We want a thin squad, because everyone knows skinny is fit.

    Skinny therefore gives us an advantage.

    We’ll be able to last the whole 90 mins now

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Its minimalism for schmucks

  • Lilywhite August 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    We’re so thin, we can’t even move on crap, unless of course they’ll buy him outright.! Then we’ll take the cash!

  • YidInExile August 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Cant sell him
    He’s our new RWB

  • spursmyarse August 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Because Spurs are a “Pretend Football Club “, Their Supporters are Schmicks, and their Chairman a Grade One “Cunt “.

    • spursmyarse August 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Schmicks are wannabe Schmucks.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

        Goonfucker

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        Sorry Goonflickerfucker

        • Harry Hotspur August 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

          aka Limerick Al.

      • MiT August 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

        That’s Al. He is one of the good fellas.

        But who you callin a schmick, Al !? 😉

    • grittyspur August 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      So if your club finishes the season below a “Pretend Football Club”, what does that make your club? Good luck on Thursdays!

      • MiT August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        He’s not a Gooner. He is actually just pokin fun at a few very unoriginal sentiments.

  • Wang King August 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    we cant sell anymore players until we are guaranteed to get some in?!? what is the point of selling him when we are already short!! please explain! i think he will have a better season – you seem to be purposely driving people on here to suicide. why – just chill , what will be will be! seems like your setting your self up for disappointment when its obvious to me he ain’t going anywhere, he is not as shit as your making out!

    • MiT August 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      They will not likely sell him or loan him. Too much time invested, in addition to his experience with Spurs starting 11. The depth is more important than any loan.

      I have no problem with those who believe Sissoko should be loaned to counter some salary… but I believe Sissoko will be a pleasant surprise in spells, and a very necessary part of the depth puzzle.

      The Turkish merchants would have to make a foolish offer to pull off any deal. Right now, they are just a large box of whine.

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