BREAKING LIKE THE WIND
You Can’t Buy Class

You Can’t Buy Class

Gangsta, PE teacher, school trip organiser, gilet hurler. And they said he lacked a CV.

I know exactly where he was coming from and I know what I saw. I have got no respect for the man. I’ve got respect for the football club and I’ve got respect for his players.

Benfica is a huge club and we’ve had a lot of emails from Benfica fans apologising for their manager’s behaviour.

At the end of the day, I will shake his hand, because they are a giant of a club.”

Would I put five fingers up at him? Maybe just one.”

It’s laughable that Timmy talks about class, when on the night in question, Jesus didn’t say anything. He just held up 3 fingers.

It was Timmy that responded with effing and c’ing.

And now he’s joking about giving old Jorge the bird. We really have got a keeper on our hands here.

Looking at the provisional squad for this evening reveals just how thin on the ground we are for tonight.

Friedel, Archer, McGee, Naughton, A McQueen, Fryers, Rose, Ball, Ogilvie, Sandro, Chadli, Veljkovic, Eriksen, Winks, Sigurdsson, Bentaleb, Onomah, Lennon, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.

For one reason or another, this will be a “famous” match for someone.

The suggestion is that of those who haven’t travelled, only Hugo Lloris is the only one acknowledged as “rested” is Hugo Lloris.

One can only imagine that Tim didn’t fancy the Frenchman going into meltdown mode if the whole thing turned into a bit of a shooting gallery. And you can appreciate his logic.

The two biggest face pullers of the season have been Hugo and Jan, arguably our two players of the highest caliber. Getting outplayed at The Lane and then being asked to prop up the kids in a suicide mission of a return leg, is something you can guarantee Levy & Co. didn’t mention as the pages of the brochure were being grandly turned.

WARS

Comments
  • Cheeky Bill March 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    It’s grim from here to the end of the season. There is nothing to look forward to. At least show us a pair of titties.

    • hiddeous1 March 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Hilarious! Cheered up that.

    • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      I concur..

    • Keith March 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      How about Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood a right pair of tits!

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Just imagine two Levys standing next to each other, with half a glace cherry stuck on their noses.

      • Cheeky Bill March 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        I need a cold shower.

  • Jol 5:5 March 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Dim could have done the decent thing and given Gomes an outing to re-establish himself in the Brazil squad.

  • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I think the Jorge Jesus fing was down to 2 thigs.
    1. he genuinely wanted to stick it into Timmy for the AVB affair.
    2. He, or someone at Benifica realized that Timmy is very easy to wind up, when you manage to wind a manager up, they’re not focused on the game anymore. He had altercations with him all game long Et voilà, totally managed to out maneuvered Timmy.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      My mum with her walking frame could outmaneuver Timmey

      • Billy Legit March 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

        Alan ‘twat’ Pardew could outmanoeuvre Timmey (by nutting ‘im).

    • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      I think you like conspiracy theories surrounding Timmy, just like H.H…

      • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        That was for Exile btw.

      • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        I love the fact that Tim is somehow given a “fair go”, most amusing.

  • Chris March 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    While replying to somebody on the DM site who was saying how crap AvB was because we didn’t score enough, I ran up the latest stats comparison between the two and it’s getting rather alarming…
    Under AvB this season we scored 1.68 goals, under Tim we have now scored 1.42. Under AvB we conceded an average of 0.92, under Tim we have conceded 1.26 per game. To compare win/loss rates, AvB won 61% and lost 19%, Tim has now lost 42% of his 19 matches and only won 47%. We’re still 5th (by the skin of our teeth), and with any luck we’ll forfeit 5th to either Everton or United.
    On the subject of forfeiting, couldn’t we just not play tonight and hand them a 3-0 forfeit win, or do we really have to go over there and be humiliated?

  • dancingbarber March 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Timmy’s strop the other day after Chelsea was a plea that the players should start arguing amongst themselves as to who was to blame for the cock ups – ‘it can’t always be me having a pop’ as he famously put it.

    His strop against Jesus ( can’t believe this name) is Tim’s version of leading by example. If the gaffer can argue over nothing off the pitch then the players surely can argue with each other on the pitch while Rodigo sneaks in and scores a couple more.

  • azas March 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Jesus this is getting bad. Now ur having a pop at Sherwood because he got pissed off with what I would call unprofessional behaviour. Yeah let’s stag him off cause he gives a shit. Idiots

    • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      the point is, he lost control of himself when his team was losing its composure on the pitch, if you can’t maintain control of yourself as a coach, how on earth do you expect your players to do so ? it was laughable really.

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hasn’t Jesus already said that it was all “water under the bridge”?

      • dancingbarber March 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

        That’s only because he can walk on it.

      • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        Er… I think it was – blessed are the gilet flingers, for they will inherit the sack.

        • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm

          Tim turned the water into whine.

    • Gidarmy March 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Well said sir

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      He may give a sh*t, but unfortunately he gives a big load of it to us!

    • jim bob March 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      I think it maybe you that is the idiot..as the subject after all is lack of class…and fxxing and cxxting because someone shows you 3 fingers is…lack of class.

  • dancingbarber March 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    What you on about ? I’ve never stagged anyone.

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Now, now, Deer. You know that’s not true.

      • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        Doh!

  • Bobbles March 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Will the kids even do enough to give us 10 minutes of false hope? 1-0 up at half time would probably be enough to make me believe, I’m a hopeless optimist.

    Popping 3 past them without reply is 100/1 on Paddy Power though!

    • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      you are indeed a hopeless optimist. But i hear these kids is something spectacular.

      • dancingbarber March 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        You’re right some of our kids are really pretty good………but they would be up against a very good Benfica team. For once I agree with Timmy playing the kids is not a good idea unless we are forced to.

  • dancingbarber March 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    The truth is ‘they don’t like it up them Mr Mannering’. I reckon if we put Sandro in goal and play 1-2-7 we will slaughter them.

  • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    ‘The two biggest face pullers of the season have been Hugo and Jan, arguably our two players of the highest caliber.’
    I agree that Jan is a face puller but I am yet to see any evidence that he is of the highest caliber. I have often said he is a liability at center back. He is not particularly quick and he is weak in the air (terrible positioning for crosses etc). I can’t wait for someone to take him of our hands. He is the first player that has worn our shirt that I have ever given up on (and yes I know we have had some less than stellar players over the years). He is worse than Berbatov and Modric with his attitude because he has not done anything for us anything yet.

    • C.O.T.I March 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Got to agree about Jan. His attitude is not what you expect of a senior player the others can look up to for inspiration. In recent games, he’s given up far too easily when things aren’t going our way.

      • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        Jan and Paulinho have less balls than the ladies team. One won’t try and prefers to pout the other won’t or can’t tackle, its no wonder we get beat as no team can carry passengers these days.

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

          Jan has one of the best aerial duel success rates in the pl. Higher than Mertesacker’s in fact and Kompany’s. It’s 73%. Better than Skrtel, Dawson, Terry, Cahill, Agger, Koscielny, etc…

          • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

            Maybe. But could him win the Daz doorstep challengs?

          • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm

            I think they don’t count all the times he is 3 to 6 feet out of position and does not jump. His positioning on corners and free kicks is worse than woeful. He has no clue when to attack the ball or to let it bounce.

        • LoveComeInSpurs March 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

          Spot on!

  • Rio March 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    P.E. Teacher? I have a friend who’s a PE teacher. He had to study and gain a qualification in order to do his job.

    I don’t believe this is a fair comparison.

  • SimonT March 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I got it all figured out. I’ve been studying Levy’s tactics and criteria when appointing managerial staff and I think I know what he’s planning. As soon as Benfica are done dumping us out of the Europa, he’ll sack Timmy and offer the job to Jorge Jesus! Yeah – laugh if you want, but he’s done it before!

  • Tim's Gilet March 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Very big of Tim

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Tim Thumb? Or Tiny Tim?

      • Billy Legit March 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        Tiny Tempah.

        • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

          Tinch Strider.

    • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      “Tiny is as Tiny do”
      Frank Zappa ‘City Of Tiny Lites’
      or I suppose Timmy is as Timmy do….

      • Limerick AL March 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

        Maybe Timmy is a “Dancin’ Fool”.

  • WhiteHartLife March 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Would never bet against my own team, but this must be a banker for them to score 5+ more than us. Unfortunately.

    Roll on August, wipe the slate, and we can start our campaign to win the Prem and a couple of cups.

  • Steve O March 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Kirillus
    Jan has one of the best aerial duel success rates in the pl. Higher than Mertesacker’s in fact and Kompany’s. It’s 73%. Better than Skrtel, Dawson, Terry, Cahill, Agger, Koscielny, etc…

    Is that during the warm up before the game?

    • JaySpurs March 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      It must be. Either that or he’s only had about 5 aerial duels all season.
      Can’t recall him winning a header all season, or playing well in fact.

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        Go to Squawka and check players stats and see if I’m full of shit or not. I did the research yesterday

  • Tommo March 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Harry, could you set up a temporary page via your blog called “Sherwatch”? It would give everyone the opportunity to view Tim’s daily unbelievable quotes and ‘tactical’ ideas without having to trawl through the rest of the internet. This could also include some little videos of Tim spitting, looking ridiculous (the least I expect from the bloke in charge is to wear a suit!), having arguments with opponents etc.. You could form quite a nice little collection..

    • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      “Hi Harry, could you set up a temporary page via your blog called “Sherwatch”? It would give everyone the opportunity to view Tim’s daily unbelievable quotes and ‘tactical’ ideas without having to trawl through the rest of the internet.”

      I think you are already on that page Tommo.

      • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

        Good, innit?

  • JaySpurs March 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    How does Levy put up with these ridiculous press conferences? He surely can’t approve.
    May as well just get Danny Dyer to do them.

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    It’s of a good training ground having that shower of idiots pretending they know the first thing about coaching. I don’t I have seen us in such a mess since Stantini.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      *think*?

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    It’s a wasteof a good training ground

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I can completely understand and relate to Hugo for face pulling and reacting. I was a keeper for my national team so I know what I’m talking about. My club team (in water polo) had the same leaky defence that Tottenham does and I had to put up with the same shit that Hugo does.

    There is NOTHING more agitating than you pulling miraculous save after save out of your ass and your defence letting you down over and over again and getting scored on again and again and again. I cannot describe that feeling. It’s beyond rage because you know you can do NOTHING to stop the shitty defending going on infront of you. You literally want to rip off someone’s head. It’s that feeling in your solarplex (however you spell it) of RAW RAGE and desperation. You totally hate your teammates during the match and you just want to break down but you can’t decide if your rather cry out of anger or punch someone in the face. That’s how it feels to be a world class keeper with a horrible defence protecting you.

    Being a keeper is mentally the hardest position to play along with being a striker. Don’t slag off Hugo. We’d probably be behind Newcastle in points if it wasn’t for him

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Steve O March 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm
    “Kirillus
    Jan has one of the best aerial duel success rates in the pl. Higher than Mertesacker’s in fact and Kompany’s. It’s 73%. Better than Skrtel, Dawson, Terry, Cahill, Agger, Koscielny, etc…”

    “Is that during the warm up before the game?”

    ———————–
    Well Steve O, according to Squawka:

    AERIAL DUELS
    Vertonghen: 73%
    Kompany: 73%
    Mertesacker: 71%
    Cahill: 70%
    Caulker: 69%
    Skrtel: 68%
    Kaboul: 65%
    Dawson: 63%
    Terry: 63%
    Koscielny: 56%
    Chiriches: 43%

    TACKLES
    Cahill: 61%
    Kaboul: 60%
    Koscielny: 60%
    Vertonghen: 56%
    Caulker: 54%
    Mertesacker: 52%
    Skrtel:L 52%
    Chiriches: 51%
    Terry: 50%
    Kompany: 48%
    Dawson: 43%

    • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      percentage is deceiving because he does not enter the duels that he should.

  • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Spot on description of many Tim defenders I’ve had discussions with:

    “This is summed up by what his supporters say when defending him. Phrases like ‘he’s full of passion’ and ‘he’s a football man’ (a collection of words that perhaps tops the list of ‘Things That Mean Nothing But Are Intended To Explain Everything’) and – a favourite of his pal Jamie this one – ‘he’s not a laptop manager’ are usually littered throughout any testimonials. Empty, well-meaning statements all, because they’re basically speaking in theory and/or innocent, blind hope.”

    http://www.football365.com/profile365/9222509/Tim-Sherwood-Very-Very-Sure-Of-Himself

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      “Even his choice of attire, which makes him look like he was covered in glue then fired through the Spurs shop in a cannon, assorted bits of Armour kit sticking to him on the way…”

      Hehe.

  • TriniSpurs March 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Who cares. I’m a Zenit fan now.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    AVB presser today:

    “Tottenham had a good run in the Premier League. There were some mistakes, but the results are clear for all to see.

    “As for my exit from Tottenham, there were contract issues there.

    “I got an offer from Zenit last week, and the negotiations were fruitful. It was easy to agree, and I am glad to be here.”

  • Spurfect March 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Tims the classless one, not the firsttime we’ve see him blowing his top for no real reason. As for the casual 3 fingers, being a good friend of AVB I wouldnt begrudge him taking some satisfaction in ‘doing over’ the man who ousted him from his job.

    Just listened to Comollis interview on Talks*** from this morning, and the guy spoke alot of level headed sense, echoing my thoughts for some time. Lamela, Eriksen, Paulihno – these arent all of a sudden bad players, they are in fact very good players who just need time and coaching properly.

    Another point he made was that the guy coming in wont be selling them all and buying more, he’d have to accept these players as part of him taking the job and then have his own budget to add the odd few and sell a couple too. Sounds alot like Van Gaal to me whos said throughout his career he doenst need to just buy a team, if he has good players old or young he’ll turn them into their potential. Sound like something Spurs need?

    Back on Comolli and Baldinis position which some are calling into question. A DOF is supposed to be their long term. Thats the point – to build a continuity and ethos in the players and recruitment at the club. Sacking them after a couple of seasons, you may as well have not bothered to start with as it takes a turnaround, churning and development before it comes to fruition.

    Its no coincidence, id suggest, that the last two clubs he’s been at (Spurs/Liverpool) in the Premier League qualified for the Champions League (with his signings) two or three years after his appointment. Not all his signings may have worked (as alot of manager like Slur Alex and Wenger) but the ethos and some key signings have taken the clubs on.
    The key one recently being the talent of Suarez he snapped up when Redknapp, his successor, along with Sherwood and Ferdinand passed him off as nothing special.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      I agree with you Spurfect!

      Could you please post the link to Talk*** Comolli bit? I would like to listen to that actually.

      • Spurfect March 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        I wouldn’t put a link to the station to generate it more hits than its worthy but if you just on on their site under the Spurs section you’ll see it on there.

        I find it insane people are writing off players like Paulinho, Chadli. Lamela, Holtby already. These a re international regulars, with proven quality. How about its just going to take them time and more importantly playing time to see their best?
        Its not even that they’re new player adjust to a new team, their also adjusting at the same time and both to the Prem and to each other.
        It’ll sure take them a hell of a lot longer to adjust if their getting moans and groan and having their confidence and belief knocked every game let alone being dropped every other game.

        Hear people saying ‘oh they’re just not suited to the English game’ None of them are exactly shrinking violets with no pedigree. Paulinho is the hub of the Brazilian team, I dont see issues with fellow Brazilians Oscar/Fernandihno/Lucas. Same with our other signings, Chadli is one of the first names on the Belgium teamsheet, when hes fit. If you dropped Paulihno into Man City of Chelski he’s be firing a lot quicker – because they’d be getting managed better and given more time. Our own worse enemy.

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

          I COMPLETELY AGREE. Thank you for being sane my friend

          • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

            On Chadli: How do people expect him to execute when he’s played completely out of position? He’s not an out and out winger, he’s a goalscoring forward. The same mould as Lamela except on the opposite side of the pitch. You deploy him and the halfway line like you do Lennon and you wonder why he’s not effective… Stupid AVB and Tim… If it wasn’t for Hazard he’d be Belgium’s starting LF.

            Paulinho is arguably Brazil’s most important player and ALWAYS plays well for them. He cant just magically turn to shit when he plays in the PL. He too is being used badly.

            Lamela is one of the world’s best young talents. I never understood why AVB didn’t play him as much as possible at the beginning of the season to get him up to speed, even if he wasn’t setting the world alight. How do you expect him to get used to the PL if he doesn’t play at all???

            Holtby is quality. He could be our new Modric, he has the skillset for it and he’s proving it at Fulham. He’s on 6 goals and 8 assists this year. For a comparison, Eriksen is on 8 goals and 8 assists this year. Writing him off is insane

            • Spurfect March 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

              Top post Kirillus.

              Its time we looked at ourselves as the support and the clubs past problems with just buying players and not giving them time or a chance. Lets face it if BAE hadnt have got injured and Harry wasnt FORCED into playing him due to a injury crisis on the left we wouldve given up on Bale and sold him off.

              These ARE quality players which is why everyone was so optimistic in the summer.

              We need to level our expectations, realise that there will be a ‘transition’ and settling period, but we’ll reep what we sow. Will a year under their belt, a settled pre season and a decent World cup players like Paulinho, Lamela and Chadli will have a much better season – Especially if we get a no nonsense ready to go top Manager like Van Gaal to lead them.

              Lets just hope they arent poached over the summer after good World Cup showings.

              • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 5:43 pm

                I’m afraid of that too. I’m pretty sure we’re safe on Lamela and Chadli. Chadli probably wont get much playing time over Hazard, and I doubt Lamela will play over Tevez, Aguero, Palacio, Higuain and Messi… but you never know

          • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

            Those two statements definitely work together.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Look at Lamela’s rating as soon as he’s deployed at his natural position (FWR)
    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/75830/Show/Erik-Lamela

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Sry, when he’s deployed in *AMR

  • TheCincinnatiYid March 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Friedel; Naughton, Fryers, Sandro, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Soldado.

    Subs: Archer, Ball, Ogilvie, Veljkovic, Eriksen, Winks, Kane.

    If you are trying to win, and you actually took the guy with you to Portugal, why wouldn’t you start Eriksen?

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Ummm, in case you haven’t noticed…. uhh, how should I put it, our good friend Timmy is a little bit retarded, you see…

  • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Tonight’s line-up: Friedel; Naughton, Fryers, Sandro, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Soldado.

    No big surprises, I suppose.

    Hopefully, Tim will have told them that lumping it forward is off the menu tonight.

    As a result, we will destroy them with our slick passing, excellent movement and deadly finishing.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      Seconds … mere seconds !

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        I love cut and paste. We’ve all go the semi-colon after Rose.

        • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

          *got*

  • TheCincinnatiYid March 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Friedel; Naughton, Fryers, Sandro, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Soldado.

    Subs: Archer, Ball, Ogilvie, Veljkovic, Eriksen, Winks, Kane.

    If you are trying to win, and you actually took the guy with you to Portugal, why wouldn’t you start Eriksen?

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    No surprise
    Tottenham starting XI: Friedel; Naughton, Fryers, Sandro, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Soldado

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Hehe. What I said, in a Nut-shell.

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        REALFAN = ARFENAL

        • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

          Noooo! Outed!

          • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

            :D

            • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

              61-Puss-Runt

              • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

                I have been known to be a little catty

  • Deano March 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Put my ticket on Stub Hub for Sunday – £20.
    No-one wants it. They say i’m being a thieving B’stard and its a disgrace. No-one would pay that kind of money….!

  • DAVID March 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Rooneyesque on the bench ? Maybe his shuffling is not up to scratch.

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Clearly we dont need any fickening tonight.

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Saw Beth Hart in concert last nite in Toulouse & I refuse to allow anything to intrude upon my current state of well being.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      You have twenty minutes to comply.

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        So pull down your gatchees and bend over, 61Spurs wants him fun time with your behind

        • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

          What are gatchees Kiri?

          • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

            Gatchees (Gah-cheese)

            Meaning: Undergarments

            • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

              9 minutes and counting!

              • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

                Go away 61, you’re starting to intrude.

                • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

                  But, but Kiri started it!

      • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        The answer is simple…
        Sid T hits the Shiraz…
        Billy locks himself in his dungeon….
        I hit the Merlot…

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Right. Let’s be ‘avin’ it boys!
    We’ve selected a team all from the firsts squad, so no excuses about kids.
    I still expect a 4-0 bath, but it would be nice to see a couple of the young lads to feature and get a run :)

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    “North London is ours,
    North London is ours!!!
    FACK OFF back to Woolwich,
    North Lon-”……….oh wait, that’s right……………….

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    He just said “tread on your head”…
    Ye Gods!

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      He’s good value for the media. Like ‘Arry was……

  • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Trying to avoid 4 losses in a row. We haven’t suffered that indignity since April 2004.

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Message from Timmy to you lot:-

    “There are a lot of people who want to tread on my head. I don’t thank them”

    So there! :P

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Form an orderly queue

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Im surpised that Tim could give that interview with The Boy’s foot in Tims mouf.

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Azza’s captain…sob, sob

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Friedel is 42. Is he the answer?

    • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      If you’re dyslexic.

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      If the question is: How old is Friedel? Then yes.

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    We have enough talent on the pitch to ensure that dont lose by more than three.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Where’s Eriksen?

    • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Ask Timmy!

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Soldado’s highlight reel for the season is in danger of being a series of bad misses.

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Oh dear.

      • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

        Well it is, isn’t it?

        • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

          Yes. Is what I meant by oh dear.

  • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Bobby off, Rooney on.

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    20 minutes gone and hat’s off to the boys. They have pressed hard, kept their shape and surprised me with their application.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Wow Bentaleb, fancy…

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Our counter attack is non-existent

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Out of all the people to lay it off to, WHY TOWNSEND!!?????

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    We fcking suck

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ho hum! Quite what Azza was doing at left back is a mystery. We lack confidence in playing the final ball. At least we create chances…

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      “At least we create chances”

      That’s like saying “At least I have a cock” but every time you get a girl naked and ready to go, you go limp

      • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

        Really? I wouldn’t know. My commiserations.

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:41 pm

          Oh ya? If you want to find out more just ask your dad. He’s the one who told me. He actually had to wack off to have you cuz he couldn’t get hard with your mother ;)

          • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            Oh nm sry, wrong person…

            I forgot you have two dads and that they had to use a surrogate… Apologies

            • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

              I’m sure Spurstacus is too busy laughing at your supreme wit to reply.

              • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

                I’m sure… OR he could be laughing really hard because you’re licking his sphincter… Either or…

                • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

                  Wind your neck in young fellah and behave

                  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

                    Hahaha I can’t help making jokes like that ;)

                • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

                  Sorry I can’t understand your comments when they aren’t in the form of a starting 11.

                  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

                    Sorry, I can’t understand your comments – try taking Spurstacus shlong out of your mouth for starters

              • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

                It’s cool E4, I have had a few sly digs at him lately, although I’ve bitten my tongue on a number of occasions; you have to sometimes. Alls fair in love and blogging.

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Excellent usage of Ho hum.

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        Well I was expecting much worse than 1-0 at half time. Hidedhi!

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Holy moly, Timmy is wearing a suit, wtf!?

    • Vancouverspur March 20, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Maybe he realized he is attending a wake cos this sure is depressing

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        This entire season has been depressing

  • Paulb March 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Has Danny told him to smarten up and moved him upstairs already?

  • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    When that goal went in, Tim looked a bit like a sleeping dog who farted himself awake.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      LOOOOL

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

        He has the exact same reaction to every goal. Credulity at its finest

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      He looked like he just realised everyone around him wanted to stand on his head.

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

        Hahaha

  • steve smollensky March 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    the way i see it is like this: jan and eric came from Ajax where there schooling would have been on a different galaxy to Dim`s “show more desire, commitment, get stuck in” and all that 1970`s bollox. its no wonder to me that they look totally disinterested.

  • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Townsend anywhere except on the pitch and we don’t go in at half time one-down. I’d even venture to suggest we go in ahead. The man is a liability and needs to feck off.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Emmmm facking agreed mate!!! He’s such a waste of space… I’ve never seen a greedier and more useless player playing for a CL-ish quality club

    • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      He makes poor decisions. Lennon, on the other hand, shirks responsibility. Tough to say which is worse.

    • Frontwheel 2 March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I don’t know about the fuck off bit,but you took the words out of my mouth with the rest Unk

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      I must admit that Townsend has been the biggest disappointment of ANY of the disappointing players this season. The guy just doesn’t “have it” at this level. He’s so one dimensional with zero end product. He makes Azza look like a proper international.

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Well, as usual we have 9 players putting in a shift & 2 who are not.
    Unk just pointed one out, guess who the other one is???

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Loldado?

      • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        Kiri you have come off the rails a bit lately…regroup & refocus SVP.

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          In terms if too many jokes or football analysis?

          • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

            Actually some of your footy opinions are quite astute.
            Don’t feel you have lash out immediately.
            Wait for the opportunity to bury the foe!

            • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

              I can’t resist :( I LOVE making those quick wit jokes. I’m like that in real life too hehe lots if one-liners come out of me

    • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      If we took off both Townsend and Lennon but only brought one person on I reckon we’d be much the better for it.

      • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

        There yu go Kiri Unk is in the groove.

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

          Btw the “Loldado” comment had a hint if sarcasm in it

  • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Looking on the bright side, we’ve done enough to show we’re clearly not out of this yet. Score one and it might unnerve them a bit. Score another and it’s anyone’s game all of a sudden.

  • steve smollensky March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    really looking forward to the last 20 min where we do a crazy gang impression!
    it really is depressing being a front wheel skid :`-(

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Townsend certainly tries, in my opinion, he just isn’t very good. Unfortunately, I think the same could be said for quite a few of our lads out there tonight.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Looking on the bright side………….. …gimme a sec here…..

    I got nothing…

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I bet he throws on Eriksen in the 82 minutes

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      *minute

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    It’s unbelievable how little support is offered to the ball carrier…..

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    nice to see lennon has been subbed at half time

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      He wasn’t…… Unless that^ was a joke :)

      • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

        you got it nice to see the skip leading from the front

        • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

          I guess he reckons the armband makes him immune to the Shepherd’s crook

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Don’t wish your life away!

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    It’s also unbelievable how bad the Fox Sports commentators are and how little they know about football…..

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Despite all our injuries, I can’t figure how and why Eriksen isn’t starting instead of Siggy in this formation.

    May as well keep Siggy on now and replace one of our wingers…

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      You mean instead of Townsend…. He is SO fcking bad….

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

        He went with two wide men, which is OK, but Townsend is starting to grate on me with his silly little step-overs and zero end result.
        Siggy is a liability in our half. He keeps presenting them with the ball

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

          I would have gone

          Lennon – Bentaleb – Eriksen – Siggers
          ———————Chadli
          ——————–Soldado

          • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

            Lennon – Bentaleb – Eriksen – Townsend
            —————- Chadli ———————–
            ———————– Soldado ————-

            Would have been my selection

            • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

              Great minds think alike

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I would say that Sandro has proved what a talented footballer he really is. When I call a player a footballer, I mean he can kick with both feet and play in any position on the pitch and make it look like he plays there regularly…

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Sandro is an amazing footballer I agree. I’d give either him, Lloris or Verts the armband

  • JonnySpurs March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I’m disappointed that Tim isn’t on the bench to take full responsibility for how ever this turns out. No reason managers aren’t on the touch line ever.

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      It’s a snub to Jesus. Timmy probably figures he is being clever

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        Probably

      • JonnySpurs March 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

        as clever as a woodchuck that could chuck wood.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      He knows he’d deck Jesus

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Might as well get the new manager in now, Tim’s season is over. Use the last few games as a pre-pre-season.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Why they singin Pa-pri-ka!

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Adding some spice to the contest

    • mospur March 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      colour of their strip?

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        Colour of their strippers

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Kane…. Really?….

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Thickening up the front line

  • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    At least under Tim we play more attractive attacking football than we did under that last clown, right? Or maybe not and I’m just saying that for the sake of it cos this is awful.

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      It was never going to be pretty. I’m surprised we haven’t been lumping it upfield though…

      • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        Might as well have played the kids for 20 minutes just to give them the experience cos it doesn’t look like we’re fighting til the bitter end with some of these senior players anyway.

        • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

          He says as Chadli scores :)

  • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    “There are lots of players with a nice touch out there”

    Most of them playing for Benfica.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      ALL except for 1

  • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Andy Townsend has done an excellent job talking up Tim, I think.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    1st shot on target … sound familiar?

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I would give Bentaleb a shout out too. He has looked solid and confident. He’s growing fast.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      And Naughton

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        I think having Sandro next to him has helped him

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Ah I was 6 minutes off

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Credit: Naughton, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sandro, Fryers
    No Credit: Soldado, Townsend, Lennon, Sig

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    still no 10 for Erik

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    There’s my boy

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Nice, we only need another 2 to force extra time

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Go Chadders

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Chadli!!!

    Best game he has had in a Spurs shirt

    • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Not exactly hard mind.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Hmmm I wonder why? Coincidence that it’s the first game he’s been syed as the 10?

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Theres my boy

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Is Andro watching?

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    *Andros*

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Hahahah! Pinch me I am dreaming!

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Theeeeeres my boy

  • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Eh? WTF! Blimey…

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Go go Chadders

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    What has Dr. Kirillus been saying?

  • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    How much does Tim wish that he was on the touchline now?

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    WHAT HAVE I BEEN SAYING??!!!!

  • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    the ghost of ronnie rosental returns

    come on you faky spurs

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Chadli wadli didli wodli didli woah! Seen!

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Omg…. Lennon and his lack of end product

  • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Not that we aren’t finally doing well but, Benfica aren’t that good anyway…

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Rose……….

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      … by name

    • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      c*nt of the highest order, has tantrum wastes two minutes

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    azza has woken up

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I think we gonna do this. The barstewards!

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Can’t trust Spurs, can you? Always doing the opposite of expectations

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Emm Chadli and Eriksen start against Southampton???

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    ^^^^^^ Is getting a hard-on

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a random “moderation” generator?

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    These commentators are retarded…

    “An EXPERIENCED player will send a cross to the far lost and HOPE that someone is there”

  • Seattlespursguy March 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Fakkers are giving me hope. The bastards.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    He kinda nudged him… 50/50

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      From behind. In the area.

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    THAT WAS A PENALTY!!!

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      It was a shove from behind…. Penalty

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    stoner of a pen

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Yay more time wasting

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Argh!! Definite PEN! WTF?

  • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    usual cheating portugese wa*kers, usual shite refereeing

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Normal service has been resumed

  • Northern Spur March 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    YEP, PENALTY

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Only three minutes

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Omg that was right in the corner

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    No but really, did we really expect something fair to happens to us?….

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Well. Close but no cigar. The home crowd were shitting bricks and we regained one hell of a lot of pride tonight! ;)

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Yup.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    FAAAACK

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Well THATS a penalty but ours isn’t

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Ironic?

  • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    And now we probably don’t even get the win.

    • MysteriousStranger March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Don’t.

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Ref went bent on us. Kane’s was a cast iron penalty.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    That’s great. Cheating their way to victory

  • Northern Spur March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    A win on the night was the least we deserved.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    That last 15 mins gave me more hope than the entire Arsenal match

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Sandro, Chadli, Bentaleb, Naughton, Fryers, Eriksen.

    I salute you!

    Thanks for giving us some pride back. Well played lads.

    • Lord Croker March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      The change gave the team more of a click when Eriksen came on. Well done Chadli.

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        I think Eriksen showed his quality. WHY didn’t we start with Eriksen????

        • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

          Because Tim is fakwit.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    And the pen award was deep into the 4th minute of three.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    AS SOOOOON as Townsend came off and Eriksen came on we clicked. Coincidence? I think not

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    3-0 on Sunday

    • realfan? March 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      At it again, Nut.

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        So nearly free won tho wunnnit?

  • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Should have been a pen but we still had chances to get a third goal that should have been taken. Second half was a good effort for sure.

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Well that fucks me off. This was our last chance to save the season and in leaving Lloris at home and letting all the others tend to their knocks, Tim effectively said there was no hope. But 1 goal was all it took to give us some hope and instill doubts in Benfica.

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    We can thank Chadli for that spark

  • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    we such a bunch of pussys any other team would have been chasing that ref/officials off the pitch tonight, we just accept their shite decisions and shrug our shoulders

    maybe thats why we never win anything, habitual loser mentality

    good performance in the last 15 mins, rest of it was crap

    • E4_Yid March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Completely agree, if that was Man United the ref would have been surrounded.

    • Limerick AL March 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Spot On Sir !

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Bentaleb… 19 years old…and the future of THFC…all you Betanleb trolls..hey go eat rock…AGAIN…you are such a gummy lot.

    • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Yup. Bossed the midfield. In the Stadium of Light no less.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Bentaleb was excellent. Too bad he chose Algeria. Him and Pogba for France in midfield in four years would have been formidable

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Tims only positive legacy fo sho.

    • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      he did ok, his bad pass led to their penalty though, fryers did ok too

      shame siggy, townsend and lennon were so poor for their 1st goal

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    What about Fryers performance at CB????

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Daws OUT, Verts OUT

    • Frontwheel 2 March 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Like you said,Bentleb and Fryers were great the whole game,Sandro was a beast,I feel a lot better than I expected.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Now the players know how good pride tastes,they will want more,surely?

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Well at least we can concentrate on the… er… the… er travel agents?

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Pffft! Win this weekend and then beat the Bindippers away and we will be top four come the end of the season :roll: :cool:

    • Limerick AL March 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      We should drop down to another Cup Comp, Like they do from The CL to the Europa ! that way everyone has a chance to win sumfink. They could call it The Cup Of Dreams. As I said before Levy can shove the whole Shooting Match up in the farthest part of his Bollocks,

  • steve smollensky March 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    dim will somehow fuck up the selection on sunday, and they will press us to death

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    got to turn the telly off can’t listen to timmy taking any credit

    • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      He should sit in the stand more often.

      • steve smollensky March 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        stay in portugal perhaps?? lol

  • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Finally we see a little fight. not enough ideas though.
    Sad to see Soldado so far away from looking like a decent player.
    Lennon – why don’t you play like you did for the last 5 minutes all game.
    Jan – you should have to fight to get your place back from Sandro and Fryers! They have the right attitude.
    Kane – not sure why people don’t rate him – he like Bentaleb is a good young player.

    • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      I rate him. Always have done. He did more in 15 mins than Soldado did all game.

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        AVB didn’t have enough Tim to ruin Adebayor, Soldado AND Kane

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Things we now know:

    Chadli and Eriksen need to start every game until the end of the year

    Townsend should never play in a spurs shirt again

    Bentaleb is the future of our midfield

    Fryers is better than Rose

    Naughton is a solid right back

    We all <3 Sandro

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Awsome I can watch Napoli – Porto instead of Timmy’s presser!

  • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    season over, 6 years in europy league and never got close to the final

    maybe our CL dreams are just that, if we can’t win this what chance have we got in a proper competition, soldado looked properly broken tonight, we’ve ruined him

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      *AVB has ruined him*

    • caveman March 20, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      The type of striker Soldado doesn’t suit Spurs. He’s a player for dinking in knockdowns. Not a Welbeck or Sturridge. That’s the type of striker we need.

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm

        Please not Welbeck. He’s a clumsy cheater

        • caveman March 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm

          Didn’t say we should sign him. Just making a comparison.

    • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      that’s coz he gets subbed and then we start playing quicker getting behind em and crossing the ball

      its unbelievable

  • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    By the way. We avoided four defeats in a row! :lol:

    • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      And don’t you just know that some people are absolutely gutted by that.

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        Who knows? This could be a corner turned in our season, and Timmy’s tenure.
        He might be here next season!

        • UnkleKev March 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          I’ve always thought he would be anyway.

        • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

          you trying to wind up the boy h?

          if LvGenius ain’t coming let the plonker carry on and we’ll be back in mid table before we know it

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    It was good to see Siggy putting in a shift at last and at getting involved .
    Most impressive for me was the discipline the side showed in keeping their shape, apart from the first Benfica goal.
    Bentaleb was sloppy with his last pass which led to the penalty.
    Just as long as he learns from that error.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Ultimately the fault is Sandro’s, not Bentaleb’s

      • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        hospital ball in front of your 18 yd box = bentalab owes sandro an apology

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

          Sandro with a horrible tackle = they both owe us an apology

          • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

            when’s the last time sandro played 90+mins, he was knackered and it’s not his position

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Gotta excuse the young lad there. We’re chasing the game with a minute to go. Sandro should have stayed on his feet. He makes too many of those and that’s why he get’s booked so often. He always looks like a sending off waiting to happen. Anyway I got told told off for swearing at the telly. That’s why I don’t watch it in the living room with the family!!

      • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

        yes back in your dungeon, sandro was the best midfielder in the league last season before his knee injury, he’s lost a bit of sharpness & mobility for now

        • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

          Sorry, but I’m always expecting him to pick up a booking an then he’s walking a tightrope.

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Naughton is, by a country mile, a better right back than Walker. If they allow Walker back into the rB spot without waiting for Naughton to foul up, they are fools. Did I say they are fools if they do that. They are fools anyway full stop.

    • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      I agree. He has always been solid for us at RB and he can pick out a pass or cross to a team-mate!

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    American commentators just don’t work for football… They’re horrible

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      C’mon they’re Americans that goes with the territory. I wish they would stop sticking their nose into Europe or it could it turn ugly. Sorry, went off on a tangent there.

  • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wheres ronwol?

    • DAVID March 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Compiling the latest Holtby video ” How I won the World Cup in 2022″.

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    We have to give praise to Chadli who also put in a shift & clearly has some potential.
    Is that his first 90 mins?
    It does highlight the problem that we have though…Eriksen likes to play through the middle…Chadli likes to do same….Holtby likes to do same…Siggy likes to do same…Townsend, if he plays right side, likes to do same & from what I’ve seen of Lamela he likes to do same from right side.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      That’s Chadli’s fourth 90 in all comps

      • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        He’s on 1400minutes this year

    • jfdit March 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      he’s not a winger is he? why oh why do we play him there?

      stick him up front ffs

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      I thought Townsend has been terrible lately and I’m not one of those to knock an up and coming player. Eriksen should have played there,

  • DAVID March 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Chadli and Fryers the bonus’s for me tonight.

    Not sure why it took us 70 minutes to get going, seemed to coincide with the subs we made which is a concern as Kane was far more dangerous than Soldaldo.

    At least we avoided a battering and looked good at times.

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Well, that’s coz Benfica team are pretty good I would say.

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      One word.

      ERIKSEN

  • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    fook run out of beer! and it’s 1p cheaper now – thanks Gideon!

    • PAC March 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Brilliant. Buy 490 and get 1 free.

  • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Whatever TS’s future, the one essential service he could do for the club is to use this match to settle on a team (say 13 players) and stay with them, just stay with them till the end of the season. My team would include the following who played today: Lloris, Naughton, Fryers (yes!), Kane (yes), both of them are the future and that’s all that counts now, Eriksen, Chadli, Sandro, and Bentaleb. Perhaps even Siggie.

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Except that Lloris was at “home”.

      • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Typical Freudian slip. I was cursing the fact that Lloris wasn’t there.

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Good plan but they are doing “injured” in rotation.

    • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      The problem we have is too many players and too many new ones from foreign leagues. It’s buggered our season more than anything else…

      If the board thought the new players would make a big impact immediately it just proves they know fack all. Was always going to be a transitional season but 4th was within reach however.

      • caveman March 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        No East stand, they thought that this lot would sell for mega bucks. That’s all the ever think of.

        • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

          correct!

          • DAVID March 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

            They were wrong regarding Soldaldo, looks like we will take a major hit on him.

        • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

          Yep. Could have bought 2 world class proven players and 2 young ones but all were signed with an eye on future value. It lessens the ‘risk’ for the venture capitalists that are ENIC…

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Bentaleb Naughton and Chadli had great games tonight. Hope Dim Tim took note.

    • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Can’t be that dim. It was Tim, after all, who first brought Bentaleb to our attention.

      • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        That’s pure fluke if its Timmy and our genius if it were AVB… It’s the long words and sharp suits, I mean sleeveless jackets? Whatever next!!!

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Townsend Soldado and Rose had goddam awful games tonight. Hope Dim Tim took note.

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Yeah, Rose he’s a nasty little fokker!

    • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      I tried for months to find excuses for Soldado. In the end the truth outs. First, he’s not suited to the PL, as many have pointed out. But second, he’s really not that good. From the start of the season he was missing what we used to call sitters. And in the first half today he could have put us ahead twice, once quite early in the game.

      • caveman March 20, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Couldn’t agree more Yaughtsman. If he was any good he would have had a better second half to the season, but he’s very ordinary. Not ever worth the £26m.

  • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    All those that rubbished Chadli, shame on yer…

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I just want everybody to acknowledge that I was right about Chadli. I was his strongest backer on here and most of you thought I was crazy. Say it, “Kiri, you were right”

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      I swallow does not make a summer my little Cannuck chum…

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

        *swallow*? oh dear!

      • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

        Chadli has played well most of the times he has appeared for us.

        • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

          No he hasn’t.

    • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Every dog has his day Kiri…even Bentaleb…but seriously the team discipline was good,even very good tonite.
      We didn’t play the high line (and I’m a big fan of it to close down the playing space) but, kudos to Ron, it requires speed & quick reactions.
      I can see Sandro & Fryers, especially Fryers, becoming a regular feature of our defensive back 4 or 3?

      • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Manure will want to buy him back soon…..

        • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

          They can have him for £40mil

          • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

            Of course you’re joking.

            That’s the next matter to be settled. No more selling unless we, the club, no longer want/need someone. No more letting players go if they’re unhappy (like a Vertonghen or a Paulinho who might be angling for AVB’s embrace).

            • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm

              I think Vert can just do one. I don’t like him at all now.

              • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

                Fact is, I agree with you. Just wanted to make a general point.

    • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      There is clearly a player there, I don’t feel any of the summer signings are crap. The circumstances around the team and the settling in period have been the problem not the quality.

  • on the shelf in 84 March 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I think we can fit Eriksen and Chadli in the team both playing the number ten role behind a main striker.
    To do that you sacrifice either a winger or a holding mid.
    The triangle they could form with the main striker would outweigh the drawback of less width on one side.
    Kiri – for the record I have never criticized Chadli, he looks a decent player but for various reasons has not had a good run in the team. That should change.
    I would like to think that guys like Paulinho will have to fight to get their place back because some of the ‘senior’ players have not offered much this season.

  • Hot_Spur March 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I think that team of “makeshifts” play a lot better than the so called “first team”

    • Steveo1987 March 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      That could be true if we knew who were the first team.

      • Hot_Spur March 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        “First team” according to most peeps opinion or generally recognised as first team regulars would include Walker, Vertonghen, Kaboul/Ciriches/Dawson, Dembele, Paulinho, Lloris, Ade, that’s more than half the generally recognised first team missing tonight.

  • caveman March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    That team tonight can hold their heads high. The makeshift defence was the best it’s been all season and the midfield also. The big earners can hang their heads in shame.

    • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Perhaps TS deserves some credit, i.e. not just the injuries but his judgement? As with Bentelab earlier on?

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        What judgement? He had the bare bones of his squad available and still left the most creative player on the bench.

        • Yachtsman March 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

          That was my reaction as well when I saw the line up. But there could well have been a number of sensible reasons for holding Ericksen out. Like keeping him as fresh as possible for the game on Sunday.

      • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        sorry, no. not for me thanks..

  • Nick Hibbert March 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Just seen an Algerian score a beauty for Porto….
    There cud be a financial opportunity Algeria wise in the WC???…where’s Raz when you need him?

  • Nil nisi nexus March 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    No more anti Bentalab posts after tonights performance please guys
    He carried us tonight – hell of a player with a huge future

    • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I’ve not been anti Nabil at all.

      Name names.

      • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm

        Good call Hottie. I’d also like to know who’s been slating him. I thought he was generally well regarded in here.

      • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

        He didn’t say you’d been anti Nabil H.H… Hmmm.

  • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Great result from the lads tonight. Still despise Timmy, nothing will change that. Things must be put into context,some of the lads came through tonight, some didn’t. Hope we at least replicate the last 15 mins on Sunday. I am also of the hopes that someone else besides Tim is permitted to name the squad. That’s possibly his weakest attribute, and Greaves knows he has lots of em. Very happy for Chadli, sad for Soldado but hey, at least he got a game..
    Team selection will now be up in the air, makes for interesting times.
    COYS

  • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Yep. Could have bought 2 world class proven players and 2 young ones but all were signed with an eye on future value. It lessens the ‘risk’ for the venture capitalists that are ENIC…

  • Teddy S. March 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    first ever post on here,but have been following the blog for a while as I also cannot stand the imposter Sherwood,no coincidence that when the team virtually picks itself due to injuries and suspensions that things seem to work out much better than when the self promoting clown gets chance to tinker methinks.
    Bentaleb was good tonight but one swallow and all that as he’s been as poor as anyone recently although still the first name on the teamsheet.Keep up the good work HH.

  • East Stand March 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    He didn’t say you’d been anti Nabil H.H… Hmmm.

  • Nil nisi nexus March 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks East Stand
    TS has ‘done a bit’ in the game although he is not a top 6 manager nothing like at this time but he has credibility and will ultimately come good. Regardless of what happens his stock has risen and he will profit from this season immensely.
    What he can easily identify though is dead wood, crap attitudes and development potential meaning he won’t take shit from anyone.
    It’s not what we want but for the time being it’s all we have

  • Nil nisi nexus March 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I was LA1 Yids
    It’s Latin for ‘Nothing without Unity’
    The players will determine where we end up and finish thus season not TS

    • Yachtsman March 21, 2014 at 12:36 am

      “Nothing Without Unity” is good, but literally NEXUS means “connecting” which seems better still in so far as the more teammates connect on the field (as the lads were doing in the second half today) the better the game, the surer the result.

  • Hot_Spur March 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    “First team” according to most peeps opinion or generally recognised as first team regulars would include Walker, Vertonghen, Kaboul/Ciriches/Dawson, Dembele, Paulinho, Lloris, Ade, that’s more than half the generally recognised first team missing tonight.

  • azas March 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Im proud of the lads and Sherwood. Best defence in Europe and we gave them a fright with our kids….bentaleb. …kane. …fryers….so proud

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