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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

Other way round isn't it?

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

oh dear

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

not feeling it :/

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

Or maybe as a holiday rep.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 July 2010 14:38 (eleven 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 (eleven years 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Eriksen rumoured to be up for sale already.

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

Owen is only "alive" in a theoretical sense

Number None, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:13 (one year ago) link

Schrödinger's footballer

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

two weeks pass...

lol

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

Ok, 1-1 now.

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

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

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

Doherty too

Number None, Thursday, 1 October 2020 09:43 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Shanghai SIPG in 2022, Marseille by 2024.

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

Well i mean if he survived avb....

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

maybe just the cumulative weight

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

<3

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

All depends on when u get on the ladder doesnt it

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

one month passes...

A symptom not a trigger, have been waiting for this since Christmas p much

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:13 (six months ago) link

PSG - goodbye mbappe, hello Harry Kane..this is possible, right?

Swanswans, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 06:48 (six months ago) link

kane's not gonna want to go abroad. tbf have zero sympathy for star players who sign long contracts without release clauses esp when at the time they had more than enough leverage not to do so. so if levy is stubborn kane
can blame himself and his agent. city on the verge of winning 3 out of the 4 trophies available to them so spending 150m on fee plus wages for a 28 yr old with dodgy ankles who'll probably get crocked at the euros seems strange to me.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 07:36 (six months ago) link

Chelsea in need of a reliable goalscorer.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 07:53 (six months ago) link

City, who have just sealed their third Premier League title in four years, are not the only club in for Kane but would be one of the most attractive options and are believed to have registered their interest more recently. While Kane was with the England squad in March, he is said to have asked the City players present what their lives were like, living in the north west. So much so that after the international break, those players were left with one very clear impression: that Kane was set for a move to the Etihad Stadium

"Tell me what it's like...beyond the wall"

Number None, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 08:13 (six months ago) link

It'll be interesting to see how many concrete offers there will be if Haaland and possibly Mbappe are also moving this summer.

Even with £100m+ in transfer fees, idk how Spurs could come anywhere close to replacing him. I can't imagine Immobile or Dybala are going to be swayed by Europa Conference League football under Scotty Parker.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 08:39 (six months ago) link

if u bozos don't secure Potter asap ur dumb imo

imago, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 08:54 (six months ago) link

he even looks like a Spurs manager

imago, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 08:54 (six months ago) link

Id want it to go straight into stadium debt tbh, anything that hastens enic selling

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 09:02 (six months ago) link

Potter preferable to Parker, for sure, though the manager who got the most out of the worst squad was probably Allardyce, even if nobody is ready for that conversation.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 09:08 (six months ago) link

agree he's hard to replace for Tottenham...and there's a lot of ways to squander to squander 100MIL, spurs have form..

Swanswans, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 22:27 (six months ago) link

150 mil scattergunned across say five positions where we are most in need would be fine, if the hit rate was ok (hasnt been in years) but what im hungriest for is seven or eight of that squad gone, at any price.

Raise 250m, spend it all, potter in, maybe id still care in august

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 23:04 (six months ago) link

Tottenham started planning for Kane's exit in February and explored the possibility of signing in-demand Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

Back to the good old days of ‘being linked to’ a dozen players who are more likely to quit and take up chess than sign.

Two new CBs, cover for Hojbjerg, a decent CF and maybe a creative midfielder would improve the balance but Darragh is absolutely correct that half of the current team needs to leave.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 06:46 (six months ago) link

I'd want most of Sanchez, Alderweireld, Doherty, Aurier, Winks, Bale, Hart, Dier, Sissoko, Davies and Vinicius to be elsewhere next season.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 06:58 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Troy Parrott pulling Stephen Kenny’s managerial career back from the brink here.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 3 June 2021 17:20 (five months ago) link


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