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Postby Rayge » 20 Jan 2017, 08:58

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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 21 Jan 2017, 07:54

Interesting to read the first page of this thread. The Potch has had a real impact!
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Postby PENK » 21 Jan 2017, 18:07

They're a total rabble today. City should be five up already. Are nosebleeds catching in north London?
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 21 Jan 2017, 18:43

Bravo is a bloody liability. Dreadful keeper. Two clangers.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby PENK » 21 Jan 2017, 19:08

K wrote:Bravo is a bloody liability. Dreadful keeper. Two clangers.


Don't be silly. Lloris has dropped those clangers today but has been consistently excellent for Spurs over several years at this level, while Bravo has been consistently flaky for City all season.

That said, that was a scandalous decision not to give Sterling a penalty - and look what happened. City have been screwed over there.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 21 Jan 2017, 19:15

PENK wrote:
K wrote:Bravo is a bloody liability. Dreadful keeper. Two clangers.


Don't be silly. Lloris has dropped those clangers today but has been consistently excellent for Spurs over several years at this level, while Bravo has been consistently flaky for City all season.

That said, that was a scandalous decision not to give Sterling a penalty - and look what happened. City have been screwed over there.

I was joking.
I won't be joking about this joke of a referee if the game finishes like this (or worse).

Good job Jesus was offside for the disallowed goal or my head would have exploded.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 21 Jan 2017, 19:25

PS. Why was Ottamendi booked? For getting in the way of a free kick? I don't really have a problem with that except that I've never seen it before ever. If he'd blocked the kick, perhaps, but I think he got booked for being pushed over.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 25 Jan 2017, 18:27

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“Is the new Spurs Cheese emporium a standalone venture? Or does it sit alongside other fine purveyors of meats and comestibles as part of some kind of Deli Alley?” – Chris Walker.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 15 Apr 2017, 14:37

I must say, I'm rather enjoying this season.
What a wonderful manager Pochettino is.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Apr 2017, 14:57

That was so one sided today, I actually felt sorry for Bournemouth.

Obvious thing to say but Chelsea are going to need to win the title this year - I don't think Spurs are rolling over this season.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 15 Apr 2017, 16:16

Spurs are the most entertaining team this season, especially at home.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Apr 2017, 16:39

The Slider is playing it very close to his chest this season.....
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Postby Ragye » 21 May 2017, 17:09

Meanest defence, most prolific attack, Kane Golden Boot winner for second successive season despite missing 8 games through injury, club's best-ever points total, unbeaten at WHL, all kinds of other records, I'll settle for that, but what makes the main difference from last season was that in the last three matches both times we played away to the former champions and away to a relegated side, and while last year there was a fractious 2-2 draw with Chelsea and the 5-1 collapse at Newcastle, this time they twice in succession got record away wins, 6-1 and 7-1.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 25 Oct 2017, 13:47

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Postby Rayge » 01 Nov 2017, 21:40

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Postby Dr Markus » 02 Nov 2017, 12:51

No bother to spurs. The only person who can fuck them up now is Levy if he doesn't loosen the purse strings to keep his manager and players. With Levy there's always that chance.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 02 Nov 2017, 13:41

The Great Defector wrote:No bother to spurs. The only person who can fuck them up now is Levy if he doesn't loosen the purse strings to keep his manager and players. With Levy there's always that chance.


Levy is a brilliant chairman. No one important is going anywhere. People go on about weekly wages being low, but they are highly incentivised. They've got a great coaching set-up, first class academy and are about to move into a state of the art stadium with a huge capacity that they could probably fill with season ticket holders. That's where the money has gone, rather than squander it on numpties. Young players want to come because they know that Poch will help them get better and they will get in the team and then if they perform get fast-tracked into the national side, rather than have £50m spunked on Carlos Kickaball who will block their way into the team because of the amount spent on him means he must play.
There is also tremendous team spirit: people who don't buy into it, like Walker, get sold for a fortune and replaced with two better players. And there is a growing sense that Spurs isn't so much a stepping stone to greater things, as a great team on its own, and one that over a decade ago rejected short-termism in favour of a long game that is now bearing fruit. Pochettino has an opportunity to build a dynasty here, to shape not only a team, but a whole club. Why would he go to PSG, or Bayern, or whatever, and get sacked after two or three years? But still there's this pervasive cynicism – talking generally now, not about you, Marcus – that the only thing that matters in football is money. Or indeed trophies.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Dr Markus » 02 Nov 2017, 18:46

Hope you're right about Levy Ray.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby jimboo » 02 Nov 2017, 19:29

Rayge wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:No bother to spurs. The only person who can fuck them up now is Levy if he doesn't loosen the purse strings to keep his manager and players. With Levy there's always that chance.


Levy is a brilliant chairman. No one important is going anywhere. People go on about weekly wages being low, but they are highly incentivised. They've got a great coaching set-up, first class academy and are about to move into a state of the art stadium with a huge capacity that they could probably fill with season ticket holders. That's where the money has gone, rather than squander it on numpties. Young players want to come because they know that Poch will help them get better and they will get in the team and then if they perform get fast-tracked into the national side, rather than have £50m spunked on Carlos Kickaball who will block their way into the team because of the amount spent on him means he must play.
There is also tremendous team spirit: people who don't buy into it, like Walker, get sold for a fortune and replaced with two better players. And there is a growing sense that Spurs isn't so much a stepping stone to greater things, as a great team on its own, and one that over a decade ago rejected short-termism in favour of a long game that is now bearing fruit. Pochettino has an opportunity to build a dynasty here, to shape not only a team, but a whole club. Why would he go to PSG, or Bayern, or whatever, and get sacked after two or three years? But still there's this pervasive cynicism – talking generally now, not about you, Marcus – that the only thing that matters in football is money. Or indeed trophies.


Are we talking about Spurs or Arsenal here? They will blow it this season , they always do.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 02 Nov 2017, 20:19

jimboo wrote:Are we talking about Spurs or Arsenal here? They will blow it this season , they always do.


I'm talking about Spurs, who haven't 'blown' anything in years.
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