TOTTENHAM ARE STILL A BIG CLUB!

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Lock thread forever if they lose in the CL qualification against HB Tórshavn or whoever.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:05 (eleven years ago) link

them losing in qualification to the random european team schteeeve takes over is gonna be joeks.

i know tax evasion and robot dance and eurgh but of all the spurs teams I can remember, this is def. the one i'm ok w/ being (moderately) successful.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

For decades the debate has raged about who, Spurs or Man City, are the biggest bottlers. Now we know.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

oh I think that debate has only just started tbh.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:34 (eleven years ago) link

i thought Arsenal ended that debate a while back

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 22:14 (eleven years ago) link

Arsenal are still a big club.

scrappy dyaoo (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 22:52 (eleven years ago) link

There are two teams in North London.

scrappy dyaoo (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 22:52 (eleven years ago) link

Other big clubs who finish 4th in England: Everton, Newcastle, Leeds.

mierda defensa ... no impedir ... espectador (onimo), Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:15 (eleven years ago) link

Bottlers, Matt? Wasn't it just that we were beaten by the better side last night? I don't think the players choked at all - they gave it a right go, but weren't good enough.

Well done, Spurs.

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:18 (eleven years ago) link

^ the kind of thing that means I don't hate City, yet

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:22 (eleven years ago) link

Bottlers is one of the most overused bits of jargon in football imo but yeah I think Spurs had fourth place for a decent enough chunk of 09-10 for it not to be the issue at hand here

Charged TBH (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:50 (eleven years ago) link

"Bottlers" seems tied in to that weird desire to make out like footballers are morally deficient for not being good enough to win matches sometimes.

I guess so many of Spurs' standouts this season being old hands is belated redemption for the weakness of their digestive tracts during Lasagnegate.

MPx4A, Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:57 (eleven years ago) link

Don't think the City players choked, but Mancini's tactics were pretty reserved in the second half.

But tbh either team were good value for CL spot this year ahead of Liverpool and boring boring Villa

scrappy dyaoo (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 09:05 (eleven years ago) link

"Bottlers" seems tied in to that weird desire to make out like footballers are morally deficient for not being good enough to win matches sometimes.

Yes, and some people accuse footballers of "lacking passion" when they're not up to scratch in a given game (or in general).

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

Some teams do lack passion. Newcastle last year were, player for player, easily good enough to stay up, they just didn't care enough.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

Adebayor, for both Man City last night (maybe in other games? I dunno) and whenever I saw him last season for Arsenal.

scrappy dyaoo (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:18 (eleven years ago) link

They looked short of ideas in midfield as well without Ireland. You're not going to get much in the way of incisive passing with De Jong and Barry in there, especially compared to Modric/Huddlestone. There were times when Kolo Toure seemed like their best attacking midfielder.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:39 (eleven years ago) link

The persistent talk of them selling Ireland just confuses ever more after a performance like that, it's true.

Get fourth and multiply (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:13 (eleven years ago) link

Adebayor, for both Man City last night (maybe in other games? I dunno) and whenever I saw him last season for Arsenal.

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Dunno... the guy did get shot at for playing football. He looked like he was kinda getting back to form before that. 'bottlers' to me are more about the Berbatovs and lol Bordeaux this season, when there is really no excuse why supremely talented top of the table types (lol hungover alliteration) just chuck it in for no reason.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:19 (eleven years ago) link

and yeah newcastle a prime example.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:19 (eleven years ago) link

Other big clubs who finish 4th in England: Everton, Newcastle, Leeds.

... Arsenal, this year

Football's Flocking Home (Tom D.), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:21 (eleven years ago) link

Well lets hope Spurs follow our achievements in being 1 of 3 teams to qualify for the CL every season for a decade.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:24 (eleven years ago) link

Adebayor hadn't been shot at while playing out his last 6 months in an Arsenal team that badly needed a leader from the front last season.

Maye those guys were actually gunners, ifyagetme.

Berbatov- another example of Ferguson's tactical shortcomings. Players either work or they don't, and if they don't then it's their fault.

Get fourth and multiply (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:31 (eleven years ago) link

wait, that picture holds like a million questions...

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:32 (eleven years ago) link

berbatov was supremely talented when Spurs were last as well tbrr

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:32 (eleven years ago) link

If Spurs had drawn with Man City and then lost to Burnley, that would have counted as bottling.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:33 (eleven years ago) link

yep.

if jol had dropped robinson at any stage over 2 years, it wouldn't have been counted as bottling.

not rocket science- when you don't bottle you're not bottling.

beating city, arsenal and chelsea in the last 5 games to seal it is basically anti-jol/bottle stuff.

Get fourth and multiply (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:47 (eleven years ago) link

sam- yeah berbatov was supremely talented when spurs were bottom! don't understand where yer goin with that tbh.

Get fourth and multiply (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:50 (eleven years ago) link

fergie likes his players to huff and puff, berba was never going to fit in. the only successful stroller of the fergie years was Cantona.

tomofthenest, Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

i dunno tbh. not really up to thinking today.

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 12:48 (eleven years ago) link

anyone done a list yet of who else might be in the qualifying pot? i vote martin lol reunion with ajax.

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 May 2010 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

vs martin jol in a one-off, vital match?

bring it on. we'll loan them jenas.

Get fourth and multiply (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 May 2010 13:08 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

even luis fabiano is beginning to believe

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 12:17 (ten years ago) link

Usually that's the sort of thing players say when they're trying to attract Arsenal's interest but hey, we're a Champions League club now.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 July 2010 13:27 (ten years ago) link

well, in fairness it's only two weeks since we got not much more that a disdainful sniff from him, but we've gone and got our hair done in a metaphorical sense.

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 13:31 (ten years ago) link

Other way round isn't it?

Matt DC, Friday, 16 July 2010 13:34 (ten years ago) link

eh i dunno i'm not really a grease fanatic tbh. but i don't think so. or did they both oh i don't know

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 13:40 (ten years ago) link

Both sing the chorus but it's Danny doing all the chasing.

http://www.mattscdsingles.com/acatalog/gibson%20craig%20one%20that%20i.jpg

The Craig McLachlan & Debbie Gibson version is probably more apt for a not big club.
(also note url mattscdsingles.com almost has a Spurs fan in it)

embrace the flopping? no thanks (onimo), Friday, 16 July 2010 13:50 (ten years ago) link

is it too much to ask that the sponsor's blue matches the rest of the kit?

mizzell, Friday, 16 July 2010 14:34 (ten years ago) link

Is it just his shorts that come with the knee bandage or do they all get them?

embrace the flopping? no thanks (onimo), Friday, 16 July 2010 14:35 (ten years ago) link

oh dear

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 14:36 (ten years ago) link

not feeling it :/

Just what is she studying? ABSLOLUTE STUPIDITY? (DJ Mencap), Friday, 16 July 2010 14:36 (ten years ago) link

could grow on me, it's kinda german club team in style.

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 14:38 (ten years ago) link

No you don't understand, Ledley's injury has got so bad he's got a job in a leisure centre.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 July 2010 14:38 (ten years ago) link

Or maybe as a holiday rep.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 July 2010 14:38 (ten years ago) link

shorts mightn't be helping but is top half don't fit on his bottom alf proper

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Friday, 16 July 2010 14:41 (ten years ago) link

I'd prefer one of the Bournemouth lads despite their problems this season, they're younger and could perform better with improved service. Plus I don't think Deeney is physically well suited to spending large amounts of time on the bench. But nearly anyone will do right now.

Would prefer an up and coming European prospect but I guess their price tag would be prohibitive for us at this stage. And very few higher tier strikers would agree to playing second fiddle to Kane for most of the season.

Matt DC, Sunday, 2 August 2020 10:29 (nine months ago) link

I don't think Deeney is physically well suited to spending large amounts of time on the bench.

Let's not beat about the bush, he's a fat bastard. I think Mou has realized his trolling isn't having much effect on opposition managers anymore so he mostly concentrates on trolling Spurs fans these days.

Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Sunday, 2 August 2020 10:37 (nine months ago) link

You know it's quite strange that Amnesty Are demanding more stringent tests for the Premier League than from the Government on Arms sales, Kate Allen was a representative of Haringey council, that's Tottenham.... Spurs war by proxy. pic.twitter.com/K6vrQVRU4I

— Graham.Watson (@GrahamWatty) August 6, 2020

For shame lads

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:16 (nine months ago) link

Højbjerg has signed.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 18:23 (nine months ago) link

Manchester City are preparing a £40m bid for England and Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 24

O_o

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 15 August 2020 07:48 (nine months ago) link

Winks is one of the players I was thinking would benefit from playing alongside Hojberg, allowing him to play the game he should be playing rather than continuing to entertain the notion that he's a defensive midfielder. But Mourinho just isn't the manager to develop that game.

We've probably planted this story in order to generate some interest so hey.

Matt DC, Saturday, 15 August 2020 10:04 (nine months ago) link

Winks seems willing but I’m not sure he’s good enough to justify keeping him as anything other than an occasionally-used squad member.

Milan are rumoured to have agreed a price for Aurier but are mulling over whether his ‘exuberant character’ makes it a good idea.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 15 August 2020 10:56 (nine months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53803874

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 17 August 2020 09:11 (eight months ago) link

Let’s hope Gazzaniga stays fit. In retrospect, it’s a shame they didn’t sign Pau Lopez after his loan.

Pervis Estupiñán is being linked. Excellent season at Osasuna and far too good to be heading back to Watford.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Monday, 17 August 2020 10:25 (eight months ago) link

lol massive signing

no ifs, no buts, no scampo nation (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 12:47 (eight months ago) link

His neck is genuinely disconcerting. How have I never noticed this before?

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:16 (eight months ago) link

It’s the same size and width as his head.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:16 (eight months ago) link

it's possible that Head and Shoulders causes head shrinkage

no ifs, no buts, no scampo nation (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:17 (eight months ago) link

Joe Hart, in the Dining Room with the Lead Piping... pic.twitter.com/Ekt1ecEOPl

— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) August 15, 2020

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:55 (eight months ago) link

When, if ever, did you start thinking Tottenham were a bunch of cunts?

https://ibb.co/f0Q93B1

Piedie Gimbel, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 06:19 (eight months ago) link

excited to find out whether the Matt Doherty stories are true

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 06:39 (eight months ago) link

*Delete* 😬
#WelcomeDoherty ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/dNRuGv6DTI

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2020

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 30 August 2020 11:43 (eight months ago) link

Eriksen rumoured to be up for sale already.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 30 August 2020 12:33 (eight months ago) link

Doc improves Spurs imo but i'm cool with us moving him on tbh, assuming we replace him with somebody younger and more mobile

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 30 August 2020 12:36 (eight months ago) link

the usual eejits in the Express and Star are prophesying the usual disaster tho

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 30 August 2020 12:37 (eight months ago) link

watched the first couple of episodes of the Amazon Spurs doc

Jose is really quite endearing when he's turning on the charm (although you can sense the darkness lurking just out of frame)

also Harry Kane is the least inspiring man alive

Number None, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:10 (eight months ago) link

in a field where Michael Owen has lived and worked?

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:11 (eight months ago) link

Owen is only "alive" in a theoretical sense

Number None, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:13 (eight months ago) link

Schrödinger's footballer

A Short Film About Scampoes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:21 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:27 (seven months ago) link

Getting knocked out of the Europa League by Plovdiv despite a full strength squad.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:28 (seven months ago) link

Plovdiv down to nine men. Do they have time to make it 2-0?

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:34 (seven months ago) link

Ok, 1-1 now.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:35 (seven months ago) link

2-1 Spurs, never in doubt, on to Macedonia.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:50 (seven months ago) link

Might get through to the next round after all

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54237123

groovypanda, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 09:59 (seven months ago) link

No idea how we managed to get through with that bizarre lineup but Spurs were legit good in the second half.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:48 (seven months ago) link

Or rather incompetent in many ways but purposeful and energetic. Chelsea were awful.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:54 (seven months ago) link

Literally any striker will do at this point but nothing I’ve seen of Carlos Vinicius suggests he’s much good. He struggled at Monaco and had half a decent season in the Portuguese premier league before dropping off. I guess he’s the best they’re likely to get on loan with four days to go though.

Inevitably, like Gedson, he’s represented by Jorge Mendes.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 1 October 2020 08:43 (seven months ago) link

Doherty too

Number None, Thursday, 1 October 2020 09:43 (seven months ago) link

I'm curious as to how long Mendes and other agents can get away with representing both managers and players, particularly when some of the clubs are PLCs. As long as they don't make Spurs take up Gedson's €50m option to buy, it'll probably be a while though.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 1 October 2020 10:06 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Tottenham's hopes of agreeing a new contract with forward Son Heung-min, 28, have been boosted after the South Korean joined the same agency as manager Jose Mourinho. (Talksport)

However, Mourinho says that will have no influence on Son's ongoing contract talks. (Star)

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 29 October 2020 09:21 (six months ago) link

Hadn't realised how close Son and Kane were to becoming the most productive goalscoring partnership since the dawn of time (ie 1992). That's kind of insane seeing as it only really feels like they've clicked together this year. I suppose Dele was supposed to play that role, if Mourinho has done one thing that Poch would never have done, it's turning Kane into a consistent, high-level provider rather than expecting him to be on the end of everything.

Matt DC, Thursday, 29 October 2020 09:42 (six months ago) link

I suppose now that Solskjaer is good not bad that explains why Poch is off to Zenit St. Petersburg. That and getting paid a gazillion roubles a year.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 October 2020 17:49 (six months ago) link

Shanghai SIPG in 2022, Marseille by 2024.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 29 October 2020 17:52 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

new clues into officer suicide:

Officer Liebengood was a Tottenham Hotspur fan like myself. We’d always talk about Spurs.

He was such a kind person. I always enjoyed chatting with him in the hallways.

This is just so heartbreaking.

R.I.P. Officer Liebengood.

I’ll really miss our convos about Spurs. https://t.co/i2frW0FBaO

— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) January 10, 2021

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:30 (four months ago) link

Well i mean if he survived avb....

Ole Blueyes Solskjaer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:36 (four months ago) link

maybe just the cumulative weight

early-Woolf semantic prosody (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:38 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This is Tanguy Ndombele’s world and we are just living in it pic.twitter.com/srupN1XIFB

— ☔️ (@thfcrueben) January 26, 2021

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 05:01 (three months ago) link

<3

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 05:01 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

An unexpected viewpoint!

“I really like to watch football!” she declares. “Strange, maybe, but I think it’s very relaxing. When I used to tour here in the UK a lot, my whole crew were Tottenham fans, so we just ended up watching a lot of (their) games,” she explains, referring back to touring the ‘Body Talk’ trilogy. Across the course of 2010, Robyn binned off conventional album releases, and instead dropped three mini-records in a single year. The tour that followed was her final outing as a solo artist for eight years. “I was like, ok, this is my team,” she says. “Tottenham at that time really sucked, they were one of the worst teams ever.”

“I like that they really sucked, and they’ve battled back!” Robyn adds proudly. “They’re not giving up! If you meet these big teams, with all this celebrity and money, and star players, you have to own up to it, and not let go of your idea of yourself. They’re underdogs.”

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 14 March 2021 14:40 (two months ago) link

All depends on when u get on the ladder doesnt it

Marry and Neghim (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 March 2021 15:01 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I knew that the few years where pochs alchemy worked wouldnt last forever but league position be damned a carabao cup final be especially damned and tbh jose aint all the way wrong about these cunts being shit but dele alli capping his year off by mugging his disrespect for the coach and the club for his live insta feels like a particular kind of low

your own personal qanon (darraghmac), Monday, 12 April 2021 21:20 (one month ago) link


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