Only Spurs rush in: it's the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018/2019 thread

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Fuck yalls disinterest in this shambolic money laundering footy tournament! PSV are in it ffs, after ages. And we're in it to win it.

It's a special year, because the ILX Spurs massive will meet the ILX PSV massive. The latter is, granted, not very massive (it me). But we're off to a surprisingly good start this year. PSV won 0-7 from ADO last weekend, I can't remember the last time Spurs beat ADO by those numbers, if at all. Harr harr, but this is the CL 18/19 thread, since no one bothered to start one before me.

I will tell you all one thing: we will probably finish fourth in this diabolic group. But we have these two:

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlzcY3tXcAAB_0l.jpg
https://ep01.epimg.net/deportes/imagenes/2018/09/15/tiempo_extra/1537029425_687194_1537035520_noticia_normal.jpg

Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano and Erick Gutierrez. A true bromance. Played together since they were 11 at Pachuca, Mexico. Now, finally, reunited at PSV. Guti played his first 20 minutes last Saturday, when PSV thrashed ADO 0-7. Guti came on, his first ball contact was delivering a 50 yard pass to his buddy Chucky. Five minutes later he scored like fucking Juninho could, a belter.

They, my friends, are ready. Show me what you've got.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

These 17:55 kickoffs are an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:59 (one year ago) link

jim white couldnt believe it yesterday when it came up
"must be a mistake"

gl lbi!

nxd, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:04 (one year ago) link

fuck football

NAGL usa (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:09 (one year ago) link

hard to judge PSG as opponents tonight - they choke evey year but Mbappe and Neymar on the other hand...

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:05 (one year ago) link

true but they usually do well in the group stage

Jibe, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:07 (one year ago) link

ty nxd!

Matt DC otm abt the kickoff time obv. I'll probably miss the first 45 mins of the drubbing due to work lol

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:46 (one year ago) link

dier already playing shit loose balls across our box

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

aurier davies offside traps oh god

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

Making Inter look competent isn’t something anyone else has managed this season, so hats off.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

ffs we should've scored twice already

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

this is nuts, we're daring them to press us five yards out

but are playing p well

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

we are flinging the ball away from ourselves thru aurier lamela and davies atm

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

ah well, it was good while it lasted. free kick messi one you don't save tho.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

kane misses a good chance one on one and we look like we will give up a goal before ht imo

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:34 (one year ago) link

feisty game

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

aurier looks..

good

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

fuck eric dier now tbh

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

that feels like a bit of payback for Saturday

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

Bizarre goal that.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

well
....as i said, payback for sat

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

fuck thats a good chance to give away

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

oh should not be off there

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

lamela looks at times unstoppable and at times awful

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

at times unplayable and at times unplayable

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

reading deems livecomms of a spurs game, you have no idea who's winning or how many goals there have been

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

but you usually know the ref is a cunt

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

Take it as read.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

Can’t really begrudge a goal like that.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

ahahahahaha fuck me

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

This felt very comfortable and now I'm absolutely shitting it.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

Gah

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

you fucking cunts

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

winks came on a threw that game

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

inexcusable, far worse than juve

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

Poch out

Inter were fairly shit. They spent most of the match looking for Spurs players to be booked

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

spurs best performance this season but that was two shit goals to concede at any stage on any stage

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

love2too fight w/ Spurs for third place

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

oh we wont be fighting

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

neither will we tbh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

Studge

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

Liverpool v much on dis ting

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

Who does Tuchel remind me of? An actor, prob, but I can't figure it out?

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

https://twitter.com/search?q=tuchel%20looks%20like&src=typd

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

Not a 2nd half team & neymar and mbappe have hardly broken a sweat yet

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:05 (one year ago) link

xp damn, didn't know that was a thing

think he reminds me most of the guy playing the wiz in seinfeld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRf_A07Elyw

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

PSG are a joke

Number None, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

Otm. Good for Firminho to get it

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:56 (one year ago) link

I came late and didn't know the lineups and spent much of the first half wondering if neymar or mbappe had even started

gbx, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

ndombele and lo celso excellent and alli, son and rose much better for them

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:02 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

absolute scenes at gala bruges

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:47 (one week ago) link

two sent off after a last minute (beaut) equaliser

second yellows for taking jersey off and kicking corner flag

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:48 (one week ago) link

Deserved lead for Olympiakos.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:07 (one week ago) link

Spurs are really struggling.

Two nil as I type that.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:20 (one week ago) link

This is a disaster.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:20 (one week ago) link

drag em jose

rose is toxic

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:24 (one week ago) link

dier off

should or could be dele or rose

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:29 (one week ago) link

enjoying this v much tbh what a nuts way to let us in again

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:47 (one week ago) link

lol at the var call against psg

Jibe, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:49 (one week ago) link

Yes, that was hilarious.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:56 (one week ago) link

so clearly a foul there im just roaring laughing

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:07 (one week ago) link

aurier with a throwin, my gawd

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:08 (one week ago) link

Even a couple of weeks ago we would have given up here.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:13 (one week ago) link

Aurier with a thunderbolt!

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:31 (one week ago) link

Lovely goal

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:31 (one week ago) link

trying different things in pass length, dele dropping back for second ball from headers, dele wanting it to feet from the centre halves

lots to like but individual competence has been awful tbh!

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:33 (one week ago) link

hows that not red

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:33 (one week ago) link

GOAL - Tottenham 3-2 Olympiakos

Serge Aurier

Comeback? Completed it mate.

Serge Aurier finishes it beautifully at the far post, cutting across it with the outside-of-his-boot ala Benjamin Pavard.

But less about the goal and more about the assist, it is fabulous work from Dele Alli, standing a defender up, upping the pacing then picking out his team-mate at the back post.

Jose Mourinho already working wonders with the Tottenham squad.

Can't watch the match but the last bit surely is hyperbole? Smdh

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:35 (one week ago) link

Boom!

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:35 (one week ago) link

Never in doubt.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:35 (one week ago) link

idk man, some things have looked worse but individuals look to have been given a lot more licence also, can definitely see changing decisions all over the pitch

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:36 (one week ago) link

Dele in particular looks like a different player.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:38 (one week ago) link

Well I'll take it from you over the Nult Kru. 'Working wonders' just sounds like a stretch when yr playing Olympiakos.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:38 (one week ago) link

xp

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:38 (one week ago) link

Also about to win two games back to back for the first time since April xps

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:40 (one week ago) link

(hopefully)

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:40 (one week ago) link

dele had a terrible first half (along with son) but i think its going to take a while for them to realise that they can make different runs and choices out there again.

former looked unplayable at times in that second half

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:41 (one week ago) link

Nah its fine I'm sure Mourinho will find a way to strangle the life out of them soon enough.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:42 (one week ago) link

eriksen playing like himself again

serious indictment of pochs effect on players over four years if he starts to play to his ability again and alderweireld signs up

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:43 (one week ago) link

yeah it's more like Mourinho hasn't had a chance to exert his influence on them yet

Number None, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:53 (one week ago) link

possibly

pochles off anyway

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:58 (one week ago) link

waiting for var to decide that that second psg goal didnt actually go in tbh

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:30 (one week ago) link

This new Mouriniho is rather unsettling

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:31 (one week ago) link

i tend to agree that it cannot last, danny rose would turn anyone, let alone mourinho on a knife edge

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:32 (one week ago) link

He is much more interesting and compulsive now than he was at man u and regular viewers may know I'm a liverpool fan who was enjoying him running them into the ground. You just dont know what's gonna happen here. Maybe as a man who learns from his mistakes and matures he wont suddenly chuck it all in but... it's interesting waiting for it

The guy is charismatic what can you do

or something, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:25 (one week ago) link

Dele's been improving with each game since coming back into the team but was shite for most of the first half here. Aurier plays very well 85% of the time & is scapegoated often to avoid pointing the finger at Alderweireld imho. I'm tentatively positive about Mou so far, simplifying, calming, encouraging. Who knew? Was horrible how anxy they were till the soft 1st Spurs goal.

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 06:18 (one week ago) link

I mean the best thing about Mourinho has usually been his ability to make quick, decisive, game changing substitutions and with the exception of CF we will usually have a strong bench.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:04 (one week ago) link

Eriksen's performance was heartening as well.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:05 (one week ago) link

What's Levy's plan with Eriksen? IS he still hoping to sell him off this January, or has he accepted he'll walk out on a free next summer?

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:07 (one week ago) link

still offering terms i think

im not bothered by the difference between a pittance and a gap in jan vs free and a replacement in summer tbh

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:30 (one week ago) link

this spurs board...

alomar lines, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:39 (one week ago) link

americans, pool fans, glory hunters, where ya at this wednesday?

alomar lines, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:45 (one week ago) link

(recognizing all 3 might be the same person)

alomar lines, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:46 (one week ago) link

hey now

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:48 (one week ago) link

i am watching the game on my office computer while i count the minutes until the holiday weekend starts

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:49 (one week ago) link

Napoli are a tough but to crack

Now, not to get beaten 2-0 away to Salzburg in the next game

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:06 (one week ago) link

*tough nut

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:06 (one week ago) link

They haven't won in six games. Seven now.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:23 (one week ago) link

that was a good game tho

jesus, napoli players wants the ball anywhere, technical ability so strong.

didnt think goal shouldve stood tho, clear foul on vvd

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:09 (one week ago) link


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