Date: 12th December 2018 at 2:40pm
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Mauricio Pochettino hailed his team’s “belief” after Lucas Moura’s dramatic late goal sent Tottenham through to the Champions League knockout stages by earning a 1-1 draw at Barcelona. 

Spurs, who had to match Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven, were heading out of the competition and into the Europa League for the second time in three seasons as they trailed to Ousmane Demebele’s early goal for most of the game and the Italians came from behind to level.

Back passing at an all time low – could the absence of Eric Dier could have been influential in this? 

Lateral passing was also kept to a bare minimum – and as importantly the numbers shrink the farther upfield one looks. 

Long passes topped by our goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris. Surely not?

Yup!

Progressive passing was solid with Jan Vertonghen, Rose and…Vertonghen leading the line. 

Dele Alli had another great game. 

Spurs still can’t cross for toffee. 

Rose was intensely successful offensively. 

Pochettino said qualification to the knockout stages showed “what is possible when you have the belief”.

“I want to congratulate the players. They were fantastic and I’m so happy for our fans here and in London and it’s a massive achievement for the club,” the Argentinian told PA Sport.

 

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Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psfVEjH0Bsc

At 2 minutes is the best accidental full blooded kung fu kick to the head I’ve seen in many a year.

Accy
Accy

Cracking photo of Levy stashing gilt bonds into the time capsule and securing them in a vault beneath the ground – all in the cover of broad daylight.

https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2018/december/time-capsule-takes-its-place-within-new-stadium/

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

The photo of the Academy kids is funny. They’re all looking at Daniel waiting for him to pull a rabbit out of the hat and he’s pulling out his spreadsheets. Looks like the Shroud of Turin’s going in there too. And a pair of Jimmy’s socks.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon

“The capsule will be on view through a glass cover in the West Atrium and part of the stadium tour route. It sits within a casing produced by Archway Sheet Metal Works Ltd”

???!!!!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az3VAG3E_l0

Extraordinary stuff again and nobody blinks an eye, no investigation, nothing. Clearly Madrid throwing this, the defending is embarrassing. Isco with half an hour to finish and decides to not bother is the cherry on the top. Also had Young Boys 2 Juventus 1 last night…..each time count the ‘shocks’. Farce.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

*c o u n t ffs

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

How the game works. Madrid paying back for 3 seasons of favour.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Every elite side who were through lost or drew. Bayern, Juve, Barca, Madrid….hmmmm….also for extra comedy watch Galatasary 2 Porto 3.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Might be an idea to put some money on Inter winning the Ropey this year as payment for letting Spurs go through as requested.

paul
paul

When Woolwich fans got the news we were through..

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paul
paul

And then there’s Daniel..

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Cabspur
Cabspur

Get some classic 1989 ,modern deep house and a couple of damon hills im with ya ,maybe have a climb on the wall half way through. 3 things i love all in one building:).

Cabspur
Cabspur

Meant for tappa below.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Or drop some classical lined up with a funky beat. Masters at work/BeAthoven 🙂 yep. From hifi to bigrigs iz my ting. Raised inna soundsystem ting.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I’d bring earth wind and fire for them to play. A lot going on in that band. There’s about 50 of ’em!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I’d love to know the tec specs harmon kardon have come with to the new lane. Many many many watts. Bespoke sub bass sections 36″ drivers I hear. How many of them and where. The whole rig must have been specifically designed for the stadium with all speakers “lows mids and highs” strategicly placed. And the amps! Id pay to go on a tour to see how the system was run. Monster cables 🙂

East Stand
East Stand

We’ll need more good results so he can spin this out until the summer. We won’t play there this season, very unlikely…

spurs108

Levy apologises to the fans for the delay in the new stadium. Spinning bad news after a good result

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Classic Daniel.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Madrid 2 down at home to CSKA at H/T. Gotta love the BT fix fest!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Madrid prob already through (like Barca)….pissed off it KOed early, woulda had a piece of that. Assumed it was 8pm.

Cabspur
Cabspur

Did you bet that double draw last night?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Yes.

Cabspur
Cabspur

Nice one hope ya made a packet!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Thank you sir. I should av been bolder but a good few hundred anyways.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Putin’s still calling in favours.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

When I was growing up in the national front days London. Coon. wog. jungle bunny. spear chucker. sambo. darkie and last but not least black bastard. Them words were common. I didn’t even know they were insulting. Then I went to secondary school where white boys would get boxed up for using them. The Pakistani boys never stuck up for them selves. Then punk rock arrived and made everything kool. The reggae boys and the punks were koool mate 🙂

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Yes,there will always be morons who target the ethnicity of a person to abuse. The idea that the law can fix it is absurd. They use emotionally charged issues to push other insidious agendas. The people behind these media campaigns don’t care about minority’s, its about control. If you cut out a racists tongue do they cease being racist? Clearly not.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Just like you cant get rid of love you can get rid of hate. I just let ’em get on with it. I dont let it or them hold me back. I just move forward bredrin with love in my heart. 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

C a n t and c a n t.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Exactly. Its a reflection on them. There are laws against assault, harassment etc, if sombody is abusing people verbally in that way in the end its themselves that lose in the end.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

How many so called racists could see an old lady slip over in the snow and not rush over to help her? Not many I reckon. I dunno though. Strange lot

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Depends what ethnicity the old lady was I suppose…..ha! Bizarre world.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Both. An old white lady a old black lady. Black racists and white racists.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Indeedy.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

I put ‘end’ once too often….

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Suddenly it all makes sense. I spent all spring and summer and beyond trying to work out why, despite being blatantly useless to a degree I’ve never seen, Rahim Sterling kept walking into the England 11. It was a conundrum of epicness, was it sponsors? Unknown relatives in high places?….now its clear, he has emerged as the ‘brave’ spokesperson for the race agenda, which isn’t at all what it seems. This must’ve been in the pipeline for while. No wonder he was untouchable.
Also the Man Utd fixture has been announced will be played at Wembley after all…..REALLY!!? Well well, wonders never cease.

Stop now Levy pleeeeeeease…..?? Its embarrassing.

mattspurs
mattspurs

Kane was the only PL Englishman to score more goals than Sterling last season – pretty sure he made the England team because of his contribution to a record breaking championship winning team?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Repeated diabolical performances for England was the problem.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

If it was 1 or 2 then OK but it was becoming mystifying.

Legoverlass

Piers Morgans pre match prattle twitter post
Followed by a THFC fans post match response …… some NLD payback !
https://t.co/H33GChNv9c

Accy
Accy

Very good

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I wonder if poch really wants anyone brought in in January to play this season. I aint got a clue what/who poch wants. Is he genuinely happy with genuine belief in our squad? I Leave it to them lot this season man. COYS. You’re doing us proud