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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

i thought Arsenal ended that debate a while back

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

Arsenal are still a big club.

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

There are two teams in North London.

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

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

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

and yeah newcastle a prime example.

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

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

tart w/ a heart (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 6 May 2010 11:32 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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

otm, same

ole uncle tiktok (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 22:32 (five months ago) link

Mou out...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52208509

... when he should have been in.

Did somebody just say eat? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 13:39 (five months ago) link

100% Tanguy didn't want to be there.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 13:40 (five months ago) link

Big club mentality imo

you just cannot argue with heung min sons effectiveness

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 13:35 (four months ago) link

at least spurs are on the telly later today, itv 5pm

nxd, Saturday, 2 May 2020 12:19 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

We have been informed by the Premier League that we have received one positive test for COVID-19 following the latest round of testing at our Training Centre

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 3, 2020

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 17:01 (three months ago) link

are they gonna build up to a reveal Tweet like with a new signing?

hip posts without flaggadocio (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 17:11 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

We are having a Boy 😍💙 pic.twitter.com/F91i1TniDT

— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 20, 2020

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 20 July 2020 21:05 (one month ago) link

So my time at the club comes to an end. A sad day for many reasons. I will miss the friends I’ve made here, the staff that make the club run, playing at the amazing new stadium & of course you fans. pic.twitter.com/qyEOlNmgFx

— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) July 27, 2020

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 27 July 2020 09:22 (one month ago) link

Read Vertonghen came to Spurs in the summer of 2012. That's his eight best years as a player, and all that time he didn't win a single trophy. Nothing. Just letting that sink in.

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 27 July 2020 10:29 (one month ago) link

Spurs last silverware was the prestigious Barclays Asia Trophy in 2009, under Redknapp. Which, well, lol

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 27 July 2020 10:30 (one month ago) link

Still a big club though.

Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Monday, 27 July 2020 10:36 (one month ago) link

To be fair, who has won anything in that period? Man U, Man C, Lpool, Chelsea, Arsenal... plus Leicester, Wigan and Swansea. It's hardly getting shared around.

Michael Jones, Monday, 27 July 2020 14:11 (one month ago) link

Yeah, there's what, 4 or 5 trophies up for grabs each year?

Of which only 2 really mean anything

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 27 July 2020 14:26 (one month ago) link

4 or 5 national is quite a lot compared to most European countries that only have the title and the cup.

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 27 July 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

I'm only counting League, FA Cup, League Cup and any European titles.

Take a similar period when I was a kid (1973-80) and there 14 teams winning a domestic or European honour (and this was despite Liverpool appearing to win everything!). It's a bit of an elite shut-out now.

Michael Jones, Monday, 27 July 2020 15:36 (one month ago) link

Juventus have just won their 9th title in a row, Bayern are on 8 in a row, PSG have won 7 out of the last 8 titles, Real or Barca have won 15 out of the last 16 titles.

Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Monday, 27 July 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

Carabao cup tho

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 27 July 2020 18:46 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Højbjerg has signed.

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

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

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 17 August 2020 09:11 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

lol massive signing

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

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

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:16 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

Eriksen rumoured to be up for sale already.

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

Owen is only "alive" in a theoretical sense

Number None, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

Schrödinger's footballer

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

two weeks pass...

lol

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

Ok, 1-1 now.

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

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

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


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