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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

i thought Arsenal ended that debate a while back

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

Arsenal are still a big club.

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

There are two teams in North London.

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

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

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:22 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 11:18 (57 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

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 (nine years ago) link

and yeah newcastle a prime example.

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

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

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

Other way round isn't it?

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

oh dear

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

not feeling it :/

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

Or maybe as a holiday rep.

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

Don't think that's where Poch is going

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 07:27 (four months ago) link

well its a safe place to avoid mourinho

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 07:28 (four months ago) link

lol

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 07:32 (four months ago) link

I have come the the conclusion recently that I hate football so this appointment works for me on a number of levels.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 07:54 (four months ago) link

How convenient :)

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 07:56 (four months ago) link

will say this

cant accuse levy of taking the easy route

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 08:06 (four months ago) link

Trip to Old Trafford two weeks today should be fun

groovypanda, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 08:14 (four months ago) link

Glad I got my ticket for the Chelsea match. Crowd response will be interesting for the Bournemouth..

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:07 (four months ago) link

Crazy thing is whilst Spurs are languishing in 14th place, because most of the other teams are also a crock of shit this season, if we'd just won the Brighton game we'd currently be 5th.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:33 (four months ago) link

crazy thing is being 14th when all other teams are shit tbh

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:39 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

jesus that is huge, absolutely huge

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Friday, 20 December 2019 10:34 (three months ago) link

Toby?

groovypanda, Friday, 20 December 2019 10:38 (three months ago) link

yep

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Friday, 20 December 2019 10:53 (three months ago) link

I wonder how this influences Vertonghen.

Does he stay on now?

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 20 December 2019 11:51 (three months ago) link

guess yes

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Friday, 20 December 2019 12:13 (three months ago) link

tho hes not as automatic or urgent a case imo, hes lost a few yards this summer

if jose can operate without such a high line then that pair has a year or two left, if not then jan is destined for a covering cb/lb role until his contract winds down maybe

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Friday, 20 December 2019 12:17 (three months ago) link

I'm quite happy with Sanchez and Toby at CB and Vertonghen at LB. Even at LB Vertonghen is a better option that Rose or Davies, and the two Belgians together aren't pacy enough any more.

More than anything else we desperately need to sign a defensive midfielder who can complement Ndombele. Even if it's just on loan.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 December 2019 12:50 (three months ago) link

Sanchez's mistakes tend to be down to lack of experience rather than physical attributes, he desperately needs a run in the team because he could become great.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 December 2019 12:51 (three months ago) link

Jan looked chasing after Adama like when as kids my dad would jump in for a few minutes

certainly that's not sustainable, at lb

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 20 December 2019 12:54 (three months ago) link

Matic is available

Number None, Friday, 20 December 2019 14:20 (three months ago) link

agreed that jan at lb is not going to do the job that our lb has been asked to do the past five years

whether we keep asking either of our full backs to carry so much water remains to be seen tho

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:23 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Christian Eriksen aterrou em Milão para assinar pelo Inter. pic.twitter.com/5y9qx2CoLW

— KB24 (@B24PT) January 27, 2020

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:07 (two months ago) link

Also, Bergwijn probably in for youse (deems and I agreed a fee on whatsapp earlier). He's leaving a club in disarray though, with mgmt not having ok'd him doing a medical at Spurs.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:08 (two months ago) link

thought psv manager admitted sulkily that hed told him go ahead

sounded like it mightve been a bit pass-agg mind

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Monday, 27 January 2020 10:13 (two months ago) link

I was surprised he is only 22, he seems to have been around for ages. Would probably prefer Malen but he’d likely cost 3x as much.

ShariVari, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:17 (two months ago) link

The (interim) manager sulkily did, big boss man didn't tho. We're in a shambles rn and though not the best of looks I honestly can't blame the lad for fleeing the scene.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:17 (two months ago) link

Malen a different player (more of a striker), he'd cost you more though yeah.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:18 (two months ago) link

A striker is what we need tbh, though Piatek still a possibility.

ShariVari, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:19 (two months ago) link

need two from the top, two from the middle and two small ones pls carol

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Monday, 27 January 2020 10:23 (two months ago) link

Malen isn't available anyway, he'll likely miss the Euros because of a knee injury, he's out for the season.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 27 January 2020 10:24 (two months ago) link

well, yeah?

backup for kane

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Monday, 27 January 2020 10:26 (two months ago) link

Striker and holding midfielder desperately needed at the moment but it's very hard to imagine any really good CF wanting to come to Spurs given Kane's obvious pre-eminence.

Matt DC, Monday, 27 January 2020 11:21 (two months ago) link

foyth, kwp, rose, wanyama all available, lamela an option too if rumours are to be believed

romantic in me says the first two have players in them if a full season loan could beat sloppiness out of them but idk do players improve anymore or do they just work in a system or for a manager or not

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Monday, 27 January 2020 22:57 (two months ago) link

We can confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen who has today completed a transfer to Inter Milan.

We wish you all the best for the future, @ChrisEriksen8.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/O0CNKghOSv

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 13:22 (two months ago) link

We are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of @LoCelsoGiovani from Real Betis to a permanent transfer.

✍️ Gio has signed a contract with the Club until 2025. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 13:22 (two months ago) link

That’s great news.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 13:35 (two months ago) link

That's excellent, Lo Celso has looked really good in his last few games.

Now if we could sign someone who isn't an attacking midfielder it would be very nice.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 14:07 (two months ago) link

striker, dm, fullbacks in that order of priority, but hes an excellent signing and is at least an alternative in a few positions

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:29 (two months ago) link

Agreed with that, although Son can pay CF and I'm curious as to how Dele would manage there. We don't have anyone who can play DM competently and it shows in our results.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:45 (two months ago) link

saw the gk stats today and our two lads rank very highly in terms of save % from both inside and outside the box, which backs up the viewing evidence that we are very very soft indeed to get at, and while dm and fullback positioning are a huge part of it, the complete lack of a player up the field in any way capable of holding onto the ball is definitely a factor.

son wont solve that, lucas doesnt solve that, we dont play in a way that utilises the pace of either at CF

dele is a disaster case recently. three or four moments a game spread out among really careless and lazy decisions. hes also lost a disturbing amount of pace for a 23 year old who did not start out particularly quick.

tactically we could make do with the personnel available in the other positions imo (either we arent, or they arent listening) but there is nobody to do even the non-scoring part of the job up the pitch and its killing us

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:26 (two months ago) link

We are very awkward in transitions these days as well, Lo Celso and Ndombele are both good at playing those passes (as tbf is Winks) but there doesn't seem to be any combination of midfielders that works and they need someone better than Dier behind them who can mop up and let them play.

Dembele was the full package who could do everything but how often does a midfielder like that turn up?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link

if there are no players that fulfil your vital role, you need to design another role

tbh im not sure that any of our options *couldnt* be the patrol-and-pass conservative midfielder we need, but we seem to keep asking them to also be the one to break through lines, track the runs from central that son, lucas and dele dont (ie all of them) and cover both full backs at once

somebody, somewhere is doing not very much not very efficiently, and yep dembele was a genius one-off but eric dier can still do three or four things well, as can winks, if we allow that nobody is going to do it all for us like moussa did once upon a time

Catherine, Boner of JP Sweeney & Co (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:38 (two months ago) link

🇳🇱 #WelkomBergwijn 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/4yuyIT6FP7

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 29, 2020

Fare well, Stevie. And be careful out there.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:36 (two months ago) link

Ouch

2️⃣3️⃣

👕 Steven’s squad number has been confirmed!#WelkomBergwijn ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/ipKlGHwnR1

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 29, 2020

groovypanda, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:59 (two months ago) link

lol

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:08 (two months ago) link

fuckim

(darraghpc) vs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:30 (two months ago) link

rose to Newcastle til end of season seems done

(darraghpc) vs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:19 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

small mentality

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:58 (yesterday) link

idk anything but tottenham hotspur is a cool name

otm, same

ole uncle tiktok (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 22:32 (yesterday) link


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