What do you think of Tottenham?

Easy answer to that question :-D

Thing is, as my nephew keeps telling me – Spurs are having a very good season (by their standards) – and that should they win today they will be just 3 points behind with us facing a death cluster. My reply  ….  Always in our Shadow.

Kaboul gets sent off for a dubious red giving away a penalty – his card is rescinded. Koscielny does the same – banned for a game. FA bias? As if!

Injuries could have some effect upon the result. Spurs are without Dawson which is a huge blow to the Arsenal. The man is hapless and a secret agent paid by Mr Gazidis. So far he has done well, let us wish him a speedy recovery.

Spurs have looked Up North for inspiration as they attempt (yet again) to break into the Top 4. They could have based their plans upon Man City or Liverpool and develop an attacking , fluent style of football. They didn’t. They chose to “ape” the playing style of Stoke! With £100m to spend they bought Orcs.

The skilful Lamela, who is Spurs record signing, hasn’t had a sniff of the first team, instead they have 7 players over 6 ft. all of whom are trained in the Dark Arts.  The long-suffering Spurs fans put all their faith in a 21 y.o Dane because he is the only one who can use the ball on the ground. Take out Eriksen’s free-kicks and there isn’t much else in terms of ball skills.

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Adebayor. When he plays against other teams he really amuses me in his haplessness, unfortunately he seems to excel against us and we must hope he will have a quiet game today.

Having been thrashed by a fine Benfica team they will be refreshed today. I can only assume they played with today’s match in mind because Spurs were pants.

Tim Sherwood: Can you imagine such a knob as our manager? The man has passion – I will give him that, and a huge desire for Spurs to do well. My wife has the same and also has the same level of team management experience. How could Levi give this fellow the job? Was it a money-saving exercise? That said, Sherwood’s record is no better or worse than previous Spurs managers because you could employ Noddy or one of the Teletubbies as Spurs manager and they would do just as well.

Arsenal: I am saddened that Ozil will not have another chance to silence his critics today, instead we have another opportunity to show just how deep the squad is (or isn’t). A midfield of Ox, Santi, Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta is still strong and the decision to load the squad with mid-fielders has proven to be sensible. In the past when we lost, for example, Cesc, we were at a loss, now we have options.

At this point can we all laugh at Chelsea!! :-D

Monreal will be a key player today as Spurs will probably look to hit on the break through the pace of Lemon and Ade. The midfield battle will be just that, Spurs have monsters and they like to “put it about”, if Sandro plays the match-up with Flamini will be exciting.

This is a day for The Ox. He plays well, we win. For this reason I expect Sherwood to tell his team to target our young maestro, expect to see rotational fouling – which has become the norm – and we must hope for a strong and fair referee. In recent times we have suffered from homer after homer; watch the BM game and see dreadfully biased refereeing. Watch the Stoke game – see JW get horribly kicked throughout the first 30 minutes and then see a highly dubious penalty given by yet another homer ref. It must be so frustrating for Mr. Wenger.

My Team:

sp v a

I hope we shall see the wing play of Gnabry at some point or the power of Podolski

Tottenham: Regular readers will be used to my rambling on the origins of the city in which we play. To find the origins of Tottenham we have to go back to the 11thC. This was the time of the Battle of Hastings and King Canute and Harald. A Royal edict was written which proclaimed  that London (Londinium) was becoming unhealthy thanks to the cramped living conditions in the city. Under this Decree  the Nightmen had to take their wares to an area of flatland by the River Lea. A Nightmen’s job was to clean the streets of the night’s “refuse” which was thrown out the windows into the streets. This unpleasant mess was taken by barge down the river and over time the excrement and rotting vegetation developed into a slimy ooze. The area was avoided by sane people and yet there were some drooling, bewildered unfortunates who made this stinking morass their home. Originally known as Shittingham it was re-named Tottenham during the late 19th century.

Big game today – always is. Take 3 points today and we close the gap at the top.

Let it be so….

COYRRG

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226 Responses to What do you think of Tottenham?

  1. Big Raddy says:

    Given it is a sunday and that only one set of fans can read, expect a quiet day on the site.

  2. Very possibly Raddy :)

    I expect my spud supporting cousin will have a look though.

    That Cock and Bull story was good fun ;)

  3. chas says:

    Thanks, BR.

    Love the history of N17.

    Really surprised that your missus has a huge desire for the spuds to do well.

    One thing you can say for Mike Dean is that he’s always fair to The Arsenal.

  4. Dundonald Gooner says:

    I’ve always loved the stats charts but I don’t blame the compiler for not updating since the Stoke game….

  5. Danny says:

    “Having been thrashed by a fine Benfica team they will be refreshed today”
    I would’ve thought quite the opposite. They’ve only had 3 days to get over that display and I expect them to be very under par today. I reckon everything will depend on which Adebayor shows up, coz if the lazy uninterested one does will win today.

  6. Danny says:

    …..we’ll win today.

  7. chas says:

    Rasp

    I sent an assists update last Saturday evening after the Everton cup game.
    No assist or other for the Pod goal against Bayern.

  8. Norfolk Gooner says:

    Good morning to “The Few”.

    The NLD’s are always interesting in my household, in just three days time my Spurs supporting wife and I will be celebrating 48 years of married bliss. 48 years of disputing every goal, referee’s every decision, result and every single facit of every match played between our two teams.

    The family history goes back a long way, my father was an Arsenal fan back in the 1920s as was my mother and five of her sisters, the other sister married a Spurs fan and became a staunch supporter of The Lillywhites and even at the age of 100 still follows the fortunes of “her” team avidly.

    I’m looking forward to today’s game, I think we can put one over The Skinny Chicken, I just hope the referee has a good game, is consitent and fair.

    May the best team win!………….Of course, the best team are Arsenal! :D

  9. Rasp says:

    Thanks chas, I’m working today, I’ll get on it after the NLD – I’ll need your assists stats for the usual 5 :P

  10. chas says:

    Interesting that Micky should go for a dippers win in the other insignificant game being played today.
    Every single other person on the interweb has said we need the mancs to win.
    He always did swim against the tide, though. :)

  11. RockyLives says:

    Superb and hilarious BR

    Through a massive error of judgement I will be sitting on a plane for the entire game.

    Hoping for good news when I land…

    Enjoy the game everyone.

  12. chas says:

    Here’s the answer to the question, btw.

  13. chas says:

  14. arnie says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha, NLD day. Brilliant pre-match Raddy, just the right dose of methadone. :D :D :D

    Would love to see Verms and Gnabry play some part in the game.

    How about starting with Sanogo?

  15. arnie says:

    The history of the shit-hole was particularly filthy, a tautology of sorts. :D :D

    Both Chas and Raddy linked to the same, and brilliant, cock and ball story. Oversight or reinstatement? :D

    Back with the mobbollix in a bit. :razz:

  16. GunnerN5 says:

    BR,

    My Dad was one of nine brothers, eight were Arsenal and the youngest was a Spurs fan – I cannot imagine how much stick he had to take over his choice. But at 92 years old he remains a hard core fan.

    Looking at the current records of the top four teams it is almost in our own hands to win the title.

    Here is a scenario that would lead to us taking the title.

    A. We win all of our remaining games then we end up with a maximum of 89 points.

    B. Therefore if we beat Chelsea and they win all of their remaining games then they end up with a maximum of 87 points.

    C. If Man U beat Liverpool today and Pool win all of their remaining games they end up with a maximum of 86 points.

    D. That leaves Man C. If we beat them and they win all of their remaining games then they will end up with 90 points. So we need them to at least tie one of their other games which would leave them with a maximum of 88 points. And they still have to play Man U, Liverpool and Everton.

    So it’s improbable but not impossible, of the four teams we have the most difficult path to the title.

  17. jnyc says:

    And don’t forget, Chelsea’s loss and Mourihnos misery should inspire our guys :-)

  18. kelsey says:

    Thanks once again for a fine preview Raddy.

    Everything about Spurs is history and it’s 3 points and three goals to the good boys.

    I have a hunch,only a hunch that Vermaelen might fill the LB spot.

  19. arnie says:

    Thank you GN5 for setting the stage, here come the mobollix. Bottomline: the mob predicts most of our opponents will drop points, and we will drop less points than them ( :razz: ). Well not quite.

    On Friday, Chavs had been basking in the vain glory of a TotNumb thrashing. The mob put their odds on a Chavs EPL trophy at 65%, the spoils being shared almost in equal measures by Arsenal and Shitty.

    The odds on Shitty dropping points this weekend was 18%, but they did not. The odds on Chavs dropping points at Villa was 14%, and they did, all 3 points. :D The mob still believe Shitty will drop points against the weaker teams. When and where is the question.

    So, where do things stand? Ah, the glorious uncertainties! Shitty up to 40% now, Arsenal at 34% and Chavs 26%. Too close to call. If, and as it should, Arsenal win against the Totnumbs, its odds will rise to 43%.

    One caveat. Liverpool is not included in the pecking order. But we know they are going to drop off at some point, dont we? :razz: starting today, maybe?

  20. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Cheers Raddy, funny and true stuff.

    I myself have a couple of Titnumb supporting cousins who unfortunately had to disown

    They think the argument is that our Gran left me the house and olive tree field , whilst all they got was Georgios the three legged Donkey and a framed portrait of the Patriarch of Constantinople.

    The truth however is that they still havent apologised for Graham Roberts assault on John Devine back in 83

    Thats the problem with Spurs fans, they never see the bigger picture

  21. arnie says:

    I have the same hunch about Verms, Kelsey! :D

  22. kelsey says:

    GN5
    when Spurs lose all their remaining games and 7 of the bottom 10 win all theirs,they will be relegated.;)

    NG,my wife is passionate about football that she either goes shopping or takes the dogs for a walk when we are playing.

    After only 36 years of being married she says things like ,are Arsenal playing at Home,whilst Iam watching or what colour shirts are they wearing today, or when we get a penalty “who is that for”.

  23. GunnerN5 says:

    Oh Fxxk for the first time in living memory I find myself rooting for a Man U win….. I feel like a traitor!

  24. GunnerN5 says:

    Kelsey – at least my scenario is plausible – while yours?:)

  25. Halabil says:

    What a bunch of deluded Gooners rambling on about your superiority and all that nonesense. You will win the league or FA this year??? Ha! I’ve got news for you filthy scum….another 9 years of nothing is exactly what you will get. Your pompous Frenchman manager has done a nice number on you lot while he rakes in the millions while convincing you a top 4 slot is akin to winning a cup tie or the league. Bray on my little donkeys. Go on. Enjoy it.

  26. chas says:

    Even Gary Neville condoning cheating, ‘surprised Suarez didn’t go down there’.
    If the challenge doesn’t make him go down, then going down is cheating.

  27. GunnerN5 says:

    Halabil,

    Here’s a historic fact:

    When Tottenham decided on their club crest they decided that they should keep their supporters in mind and ensure that it was a true reflection of them?

    Did you realize that a cockerel is an immature male chicken and white is a subliminal message of surrender- your club did a fantastic job – don’t you think?

    Get back in your coop where you belong.

  28. I feel sorry for you lot who have Spuds as relatives, I have none, just Arsenal and West Ham !. My brother loves the `ammers, but like me he hates the Spuds !. To tell the truth, if I did have Spud relatives, I would still possibly like them, but most definitely think they were retarded !.
    As for marrying a Spud !………never !……….only if she were to sign a pre-nuptial and change her allegiance to the good guys !. I then might sign the relevant form to confirm that she has recovered from retardedness !.

  29. Rasp says:

    Halabil,

    What greater proof of superiority is there than the simple fact that Arsenal have finished above totnum every year since the EPL began.

    As for criticising our manager. Yes, we hold him in high esteem whereas you treat your managers like dirt – Martin Jol was too good for you and you’re already touting for a new manager whilst that fine gooner Tim Sherwood is still trying to make something out of the overpriced and under-talented rabble he inherited from AVB.

  30. kelsey says:

    vPersie has asked to reconsider his latest statement.

  31. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Halabil, hahaha, form your riviting and humourous post I can see you have come onto the wrong place. How did you get directed from “Gigolos Are Us” to an Arsenal site?

    Oh yes, I bet many women have felt the full force of your powerful personality and razor sharp wit

    By the way, i wouldnt expect to much in terms of inheritence if i was you. It may be an idea to start thinking what to do with that one way ticket to Mongolia or find out the uses of a three legged Mule. hahaha

  32. arnie says:

    Kelsey: when Arsenal wins a penalty, that does not happen that often does it? no wonder she forgot. :razz:

  33. I’m not sure about this supporting the Manks malarkey ……. I’ve muttered it under my breath and it just doesn’t sit well ;)

  34. arnie says:

    United are shocking. the more I look at it, it feels like 5 points dropped over the two games. :sad: ah well. :D

  35. kelsey says:

    It’s all about man management and Rodgers has done his homework. RVP looks totally pissed off.

  36. arnie says:

    agreed, Kelsey, much as I hate to see anything positive about Brend, have to agree there! B$R I couldnt care less about. :D

  37. Bayonne Jean says:

    Find it very hard to believe that Arsenal could only grab one point from United. They have no pace, their fullbacks are awful. Mata’s a fine player, but is lost in whatever system Moe’s has conjured up, and the multitudes who were clamoring for AW to sign Fellaini should all crawl back into their holes.
    Oops, another foolish pen by Mancs .
    Can only pray for a draw now….

  38. GunnerN5 says:

    Man U are paying the penalty!!!

    Two against them in one game – where oh where is Fergy when we need him?

  39. arnie says:

    Well, we made our own fate. We were not ambitious enough and lost 5 points. Anyway, spilt milk. Hope all will be better from now on. :D

  40. kelsey says:

    Trivia question.

    When did United last concede 2 consecutive penalties at Home.

    First pen Utd have conceded at OT since Dec 2011 v Blackburn, can’t think of two on the bounce.

  41. arnie says:

    Kelsey, now 3 penalties!!!!!!

  42. chas says:

    Gary Neville, “there might not have been full contact”
    There wasn’t any fuckin contact.

  43. arnie says:

    there you go. now Suarez. persistent cheating will take the game down, certainly in England. :sad:

  44. GunnerN5 says:

    Definitely changed times 3 penalties and a red card against them?
    The commenter said that it was they had not conceded a penalty in their previous 85 previous games.

    But Liverpool are by far the better team.

  45. arnie says:

    for me, this is a problem with referees. Suarez tries to stay on his feet, does not get a penalty, so they dive every time since. this is bringing the game to disrepute. :sad:

  46. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Lets be fair. Without Ferguson intimidating referees Utd have been exposed for what i always suspected them to be, Crap.

  47. GunnerN5 says:

    Arnie, I think that blaming the referee’s is wrong they need to be given the help of replays.

    Technology is the answer.

  48. chas says:

    Funniest moment of the game, Manc substitution, bsr looks towards the bench hoping it’s his number that’s raised. Gutted when it’s microphone head.

  49. GunnerN5 says:

    chas,

    RVP has had a shocking game, it typifies Man U’s woes.

  50. arnie says:

    OK, I am listening, GN5. :razz: It has just become so easy to cheat and get a penalty, it is shocking. This wont stop until players start getting straight red for diving. And then, the refs have to be sure. Maybe technology will be the answer. :D

  51. arnie says:

    sorry to go on about this. But, sadly, this puts into perspective how poor our performances against ManUre were. particularly at home. :sad: anyway, that is in the past, lets look towards the future.

    COYRRG

  52. Danny says:

    Arsene’s line up looking good, but where is Kim?

  53. kelsey says:

    01 Szczesny
    03 Sagna
    28 Gibbs
    08 Arteta
    04 Mertesacker
    06 Koscielny
    15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
    07 Rosicky
    12 Giroud
    19 Cazorla
    09 Podolski

    Substitutes

    05 Vermaelen
    17 Monreal
    20 Flamini
    21 Fabianski
    22 Sanogo
    25 Jenkinson
    44 Gnabry

    Ref: Mike Dean !!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. GunnerN5 says:

    Subs:

    Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Monreal, Flamini, Gnabry, Sanogo

    Arsenal

    Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud
    Team News

    Arsene Wenger has made three changes to the team that faced Bayern, with Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Wojciech Szczesny all returning to the starting XI

  55. kelsey says:

    To me that line up means grab a leas build on it and then pack the defence for the last twenty minutes.

  56. kelsey says:

    Is there atime delay in Canada :)

  57. White Bear says:

    mancs got spanks :) lovely.

    brilliant white socks and shorts, the boys look fresh and crispy

  58. White Bear says:

    Chas – well spotted, Chary, Peaches, GM and the gay Gunners.

    Raddy – top PM! Thank you very much. If I didn’t know any better I would have thought that you made up the whole Tottenham history :wink:

  59. 26may1989 says:

    26may, recently AWOL, reporting for duty in Singapore, beer in hand, in front of TV…….

    COYRRG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. 26may1989 says:

    yyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  61. Big Raddy says:

    Get in”……….

  62. Gööner In Exile says:

    Literally just say down as Mozart broke.

    Bad planning today…..and a garage door lock to replace too.

  63. Big Raddy says:

    What a shot. Two brilliant goals by Tomas in recent weeks. Irish must be in ecstasy

  64. White Bear says:

    just as I thought “I don’t like the sight of Rosicky sitting on the pitch at kick off’ :) :)

    Did you hear commentators saying before the game that the first goal is going to be absolutely crucial ?

  65. Jamie says:

    hi guys,

    does anyone know where I can find a good stream?

  66. Big Raddy says:

    OG kicked in the face yet no free kick or yellow card.

    Come on Dean

  67. Big Raddy says:

    Jamie. Cricinfo?

  68. White Bear says:

    hi 26

    Jamie – try Rojadirecta

  69. 26may1989 says:

    Hello WB, not sure we’ve met (but then I do have Alzheimers….). In any event, good to make your acquaintance.

  70. mickydidit89 says:

    Budge up
    Missed goal
    Utd 0-3 at home ROLF ROLF
    Raddy. Will read later.

  71. 26may1989 says:

    Oh the Ox, what a fabulous run, but what was that at the end?

  72. White Bear says:

    26 :) it’s me, Evonne. GiE started calling me White Beard which I abbreviated to more cuddly Bear

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    Jamie
    Not bid this

    http://nirsportz.eu/stream1.html

  74. Big Raddy says:

    Ox! Finish that and you close out the game. Come on you Gunners

  75. 26may1989 says:

    White Beard? Bloody chin the bastard!

  76. 26may1989 says:

    Plenty have said it before, but Rosicky has always had a beautiful shot on him; even accounting for his long injuries, how is it he hasn’t scored more?

  77. White Bear says:

    26 :)

    Pat Rice looking well, nice wig and all

  78. Big Raddy says:

    We need to hold the ball and stop playing so bloody deep.

    COYRRG

  79. arnie says:

    ah, now we know, the origins of White Bear!!!!! :D I thought it was a bad spelling mistake. Trying to put extra E’s into Evonne. :D

  80. arnie says:

    taking a D away slightly better than adding E’s :D :D

  81. White Bear says:

    arnie! behave!

    sorry guys, but me thinks we aren’t the better team.

  82. 26may1989 says:

    Aren’t the better team????

    White Stick, that’s what I’m going to call you…………

  83. arnie says:

    26 and WB: how about White Stork! :razz:

  84. Rasp says:

    Why is Sagna trying to get himself sent off – the ref would love nothing better

  85. Jamie says:

    Thanks White Bear and Raddy

  86. Big Raddy says:

    OK half and we are winning but we should have put the game to bed. Both Pod and Ox should have scored.

    We are allowing Spurs too much possession and playing very deep.

    Still – so far so good.

  87. Gööner In Exile says:

    Well that was a handbrake on type performance after the goal.

    Something not clicking in the players heads….we have only one man with the pace to play on the counter. So we can’t play on the counter. Let’s get the ball keep it and take the sting out of it. Then show them why they are forever in our shadow.

  88. Big Raddy says:

    Can’t believe it but I have to go out!

    And worse still cannot get my recorder to work

    Bum,bum,bum.

    You will have to see the lads home to victory ……

  89. Gööner In Exile says:

    M’lud (26)

    If it pleases the court I would like to enter an explanation…she started it by saying when she went skiing she ended up with a white moustache and beard. So in fact I am only calling her by a name she alluded to. The case for the defence rests. :D

  90. chas says:

    Thought we should have had at least three goals on the counter.

  91. Gööner In Exile says:

    As long as you are drinking red wine Raddy it’ll all be ok :D

  92. Gööner In Exile says:

    True Chas….but we didn’t so as I said can’t play on the counter :D or should have said the one man who can counter hasn’t brought his shooting boots :)

  93. kelsey says:

    Haven’t seen a goal like that from Mozart since before we bought him at the Euros but then….
    Any other half decent team would have equalised by now. Poldi and Santi are far too deep., yet when we break we could be three up.
    Something wrong in our balance and it needs to change in the second half.

  94. 26may1989 says:

    Ah yes, the “she started it defence”, a noble position to adopt, Sir Gooner of Exile……

  95. 26may1989 says:

    I like us sitting deep – we draw them on and hit them on the break. Poldi, the Ox and Rosicky look plenty hungry to drive at them.

  96. 26may1989 says:

    How the hell did Spurs miss????

    Poor play from Szczesny, brilliant combo from Kos and Merts.

  97. 26may1989 says:

    Under good pressure and penetration from Spurs, we’ve lost a lot of our shape. We need five minutes of stability.

  98. mickydidit89 says:

    Raddy
    Re your 4:50
    Would Pod have scored had he been on the right cutting in onto his right foot and diito Ox coming from left onto his right peg

    Swap ‘em over Arsene. Why not :-)

  99. mickydidit89 says:

    Hopefully, they’ll tire before us given their thurs game

  100. White Bear says:

    and as for that lazy b**rd Adebayor – what got into him today??

  101. 26may1989 says:

    Top performance from Rosicky, great goal and buckets of work across the pitch.

  102. arnie says:

    hopefully, Flamster will provide some defensive shape

  103. 26may1989 says:

    Even Clive Allen thought that was a penalty…..

  104. arnie says:

    it sure was. refs refs!!!!!!! :sad:

  105. RA says:

    White Stick,

    Take no notice of me learned colleague, I totally agree with you, we have been second best all over the pitch in the second half.

    That is not because they have better players than us but tactically we are playing into their hands.

  106. 26may1989 says:

    Vermaelen coming on – as a DM?

  107. 26may1989 says:

    Oi Redster, I said that about the first half – I completely agree about the second half, we haven’t been great.

  108. RA says:

    The foul by Vertonghen on Kozzer was definitely a penalty, but we are talking Mike Dean here, guys, and he is Spurs’ final line of defence.

  109. 26may1989 says:

    Agreed RA, though that decision aside, Dean has been ok today.

  110. 26may1989 says:

    Cazorla and Giroud have been pretty anonymous today.

  111. arnie says:

    Santi was OK, I think.

    4 mins*&?!!

  112. RA says:

    I agree, 26, and other than that pen call, I have no complaints either – and don’t tell anyone, but he might have been unsighted with a defender in his sight line for the Vertonghen foul.

  113. White Bear says:

    We parked the bus today :)

  114. RA says:

    Agree, again, 26, not among Cazzor’s better games.

  115. 26may1989 says:

    Thank you Kaboul, perfect time to give away a free kick.

  116. RA says:

    I’m not sure that we have a bus, it has been 22 legs and 11 willies.

  117. arnie says:

    well done the good guys. job done. Kozzer MoTM for me. :D :D :D

    Forever in our shadows!!!! :razz:

  118. 26may1989 says:

    Right, over and out, time for bed!

  119. mickydidit89 says:

    Yesssss

  120. RA says:

    Rozzer and that goal = Man of the Match. :-)

  121. mickydidit89 says:

    Play poorly and take three away points at WHL

    Take that. Win in style another day. Massive three points.

  122. Gööner In Exile says:

    Well that wasn’t good for the heart!!

    We are stretched across the squad, Ozil, Rambo, Jack and Theo would give us so many more options…..but a win is a win is a win, and as Chas said yesterday it was a Must Win game ;)

  123. Gööner In Exile says:

    Men of the Match ….. Kozzer and BFG, ably assisted by Gibbo and Bacary. But that really was it for us today. It’s all very well playing defensively but when our midfield are not doing anything to block runs it’s all on the back 4 and keeper. We got away with it today, can’t do that every week.

  124. kelsey says:

    Not good for an ageing heart.
    AW gambled that Spurs were shit and they were.
    Why take Rosicy off.
    Have you noticed ORIG always makes a howler at the Lane.
    We will have to play a lot lot better next week.

    mert and kos as usual played really well and that goal will be a contender for our goal of the season.
    Santi is a better player st Home and Giroud was poor yet had no support.
    A really hard fought win.

    Who was in that picture chas put up. That wasn’t peaches was it ?

  125. kelsey says:

    ORIG means OPIG ;)

  126. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh, I was going to read you a bedtime story 26. Even say Hello.

  127. mickydidit89 says:

    Kelsey

    Remember, you’re not allowed to talk about the game as it nullifies the MR.

    Your words Crystal Balls :-)

  128. mickydidit89 says:

    White Bits

    It’s ok to let people know you do have a bus, despite the fact we keep it in the garage for years on end.

  129. mickydidit89 says:

    Morning American :-)

  130. arnie says:

    Is the bungalow to park the bus, White Stick? :D

  131. RA says:

    Hi Micky, :-)

    It is probably because it was a NLD but the old ticker has been in my mouth for a lot of that game — but you are right, 3 points are (4-1) and are up on the league table as we speak.

    We defended very well (with a lot of luck) but the midfield was pretty anaemic, and does not bode well for the Chavs game.

    WE WERE HOPELESS BUT WE DON’T CARE!!!

    3 POINTS IS 3 POINTS :-)

  132. RA says:

    CHAS — :-)

  133. RA says:

    Madame Kelsey, what is your ball telling you about the score against Chelsea next week?

    What happened to your other ball?

  134. Big Raddy says:

    Back and a little the worse for wear after a swift pint of pinot noir.

    Great result. Well done you mighty Gunners.

    2013/14 Spurs. P 3 W3 D0 L0. :-D

  135. Big Raddy says:

    chas. 6.18 Superb

  136. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas

    That’s brilliant. Old Mystic Bollock himself :-)

  137. Warp factor one please Mr Rosicky !.

  138. chas says:

  139. arnie says:

    I omitted bits of the TT Mobbollix earlier. Here they are. Our mob odds for a win were 55%, 43% draw.

    Next week is crucial. 1000th game with Arsene in charge. What an achievement! Can we perhaps do a tribute post?

    Against Chavs, the mob odds for a win are 31%, 52% for a draw, and 17% a loss.

    Onwards and upwards!!!! :D :D :D

  140. kelsey says:

    Is that a compliment or an insult chas :)

  141. kelsey says:

    I usually painy my nails pink.

  142. RA says:

    I think your nails have been painy pink, O Glass Ball. :-)

  143. chas says:

    Always a compliment to you, kelsey, especially as you’re doing the match report. :)

  144. kelsey says:

    Anyway that’s not me,it’s chary

  145. Big Raddy says:

    BTW. I don’t care if Spurs deserved at least a draw . in fact that makes the win even more enjoyable.

    I am really really pleased and will continue with the red wine

  146. JanMan says:

    Okay, great three points, world class goal from Rosicky but I fail to see why we played so defensively? Spurs where shite, we made them look good! I lost count of the bad passes we made and Giroud was not in the game (because the midfield were not either) We won playing badly and that’s fine bit it never had to be that way. Other than that I am very positive :-)

  147. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Hi Kelsey

    I would like to know what your crystal balls think of the future chances of a relationship that I have just got into

    Shes a lovely girl, but my friends say it wont work coz we come from different ends of the track.She pronounces her H’s whilst ime known for talking bollox

    Her table manners are impecable, whilst I eat so agressivly my trousers tend to split.

    Shes also very beautiful, whilst I tend to frighten children and small animals

    What do the balls say oh hairy one?

  148. Big Raddy says:

    Janman. I agree, we let Spurs play. Perhaps BM took more out of the team than we thought.

  149. Big Raddy says:

    I look forward to Mystic’s answer!

  150. RA says:

    Terry,

    You say, — “we come from different ends” – so your problem is??

  151. kelsey says:

    e mail me Tery for the answer :)

    Sherwood said Spurs were the better team,well they had 92 minutes to prove it.

    Earlier I said we would score a brace ,which we should have and then hang on for 20 minutes not practically the whole game.

    Our first domestic double over Spurs since 1980

    Janman to a degree I agree with you,but can’t give away all my thoughts.

  152. arnie says:

    good luck to Mo Farah for a speedy recovery. apparently he collapsed and passed out briefly after running the NY Half Marathon.

  153. JanMan says:

    BR: Well at least we got the 3 points. Tim Sherwood said they were the better team and Arsenal did not deserve to win. Well f**k him, this is football and at the end of the day all that matters is the result and that was in our favour. I am hoping we are saving ourselves for Chelsea as that is a game I desperately want us to win. The only person I hate more than old red nose AF is that self centered c**t Mourinho!!

  154. JanMan says:

    BR: Well at least we got the 3 points. Tim Sherwood said they were the better team and Arsenal did not deserve to win. Well to bad Tim, this is football and at the end of the day all that matters is the result and that was in our favour. I am hoping we are saving ourselves for Chelsea as that is a game I desperately want us to win. The only person I hate more than old red nose AF is that self centered twat Mourinho!!

  155. Rasp says:

    Janman – I let your comment out of moderation, must’ve been the asterisks ;)

  156. JanMan says:

    sorry about the double post but the first one went into moderation?

  157. JanMan says:

    Thanks Rasp. :-)

  158. kelsey says:

    Rasp, I have lost the controls again, and you know my spelling is awful.

  159. kelsey says:

    Janman, did you read my post just prior to yours.re Sherwood.

  160. JanMan says:

    Kelsey. No! I just happened to see Sherwood talking on the news at that time :-)

  161. chas says:

    Rasp
    Oxbow-Chamberpot with today’s assist. :)

  162. kelsey says:

    What else could he say,Janman. He will be their twelfth manager in about 8 years,did you see Levy’s face.

  163. JanMan says:

    Chas. I would like to think that qualifies for goal of the year, what a strike!

  164. JanMan says:

    Kelsey. I watched the game live on German skysports so I must have missed that however I bet it was a sad picture.

  165. kelsey says:

    Micky
    if you are still around or are you in your wet suit.When can we actually talk about football.
    Mybe the New Post should go up earlier or later if you like,perhaps after next week’s game :)

  166. Definitely having trouble being myself …….. Lets see if this works ……

  167. kelsey says:

    I have already said that janman ;)

  168. Kelsey – what do you need me to look at? I’m having trouble getting on myself but I’ll do my best.

  169. You see what I mean ……. this is peaches :(

  170. White Bear says:

    identity crisis?

  171. Who knows WB? I keep signing him out but he keeps reappearing :lol:

    Lets see who comes up on this comment ……..

  172. White Bear says:

    chocolate legs :)

  173. kelsey says:

    I can’t use the full comment section to approve etc. I can’t see any other previous or not used posts in drafts.

  174. weknockedjoooutthecup says:

    Tottenham HotspurArsenal
    17(2) Shots (on goal) 7(3)
    18 Fouls 11
    5 Corner kicks 2
    3 Offsides 4
    59% Time of Possession 41%
    5 Yellow Cards 3
    0 Red Cards 0
    2 Saves 2

    AND That chelski dwarf on radio5live said sperz had 75% possession!?? game was much more even stats wise beeb sperz mafiosi! What is Sir Arsene’s record v sperz?

  175. chas says:

  176. chas says:

  177. GunnerN5 says:

    Peaches,

    If you are still around can you respond to my email?

  178. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Come on every one, Tims a lovely guy

    The kind of bloke you could have a drink with in some Boreamwood pub. He would probably get steaming drunk, tell you how Levy slags him off behind his back, the players hate him, and hes certain its Clive Allen whos the one doing the heavy breathing late night crank calls.

    He would probably get in such an emotional state, that be prepared to be hugged and carresed by a sobbing Tim

    Of course, this overstepping of the mark would make your paranoia grow to the point were fear of buggery forces you to beat him up as a precaution, but this all par for the course.

  179. Gööner In Exile says:

    Ref that day Chas…..Mike Riley head of PGMOL and we wonder why we get treated badly?

    Dean was pretty inept today both ways but think Vertonghen was lucky to stay on the pitch with his studs first cowards challenge on Santi. Sagna’s looked worse because Rose did a forward tumble but at no point did he show studs toRose.

    Was thinking about Giroud, watching him today I realised what he has stopped doing so much…trying to meet the ball with head or chest, maybe this has been asked of him but he seems to be trying to outmuscle defenders more and waiting for the ball to drop to his feet, maybe tiredness maybe deliberate ploy to try and hold better possession but think it’s leading to is giving the ball back quicker.even if he flicks to no one down the line it’s another twenty yards we can gain up the pitch.

  180. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Just looked at the league table and it looks fabulous this morning :-)

    Mind you, yes I wanted a Pool win yesterday, but there is actually the real danger now of Utd slipping out of the Europa places. Look how its benefitted Pool.

    How many places are there?

  181. chas says:

    Only one by the look of it?

    UEFA Europa League

    There are three places in the UEFA Europa League available: the FA Cup winners will enter at the Group Stage; the fifth place team in the Barclays Premier League will enter at the Play-Off stage; and the Football League Cup winners will enter at the Q3 stage.
    In the event the FA Cup winners are qualified for the UEFA Champions League the FA Cup runners-up will qualify, but in the place reserved for the lowest ranking Barclays Premier League representative. The place with direct access to the Group Stage will be given to the club that finishes in the highest position in the Barclays Premier League of the clubs qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.
    English winners of the UEFA Europa League will enter at the Group Stage, gaining an extra domestic place only if they fail to qualify through other means for the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League. If the holders of the UEFA Europa League have already qualified for Europe, no extra domestic place will be gained.
    Should the FA Cup winners, runners-up (if applicable) and the Football League Cup winners already have qualified for Europe, their place goes to the next best placed clubs in the Premier League.

  182. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Next weekend’s Chav game is looking increasingly like a “don’t have to win, but it would be nice” :-)

  183. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    So if Hull win the FAC Utd will qualify for the Europa, if we win it they don’t …. how the mighty fall :-D :-D :-D

  184. Big Raddy says:

    Thinking it through, this assumes Utd will finish 6th – Spurs get Europa in 5th and an extra place for the FAC winners. Or am I wrong

    Actually – who cares. The only positive is the humiliation for MU and the effect all the travelling will have on them

  185. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Hi Chas,

    Mmm, last sentence not clear. It reads that Sunderland (League Cup losers) do not qualify, thus 5th and 6th in League.

    Either way, Utd could/probably will, miss out.

  186. MickyDidIt89 says:

    We do care, and Morning Raddy, as it would be great Utd could go on a run and actually qualify for Thursday fixtures :-)

  187. chas says:

    Right, so now it’s ok to support the mancs. I understand.

  188. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Correct Chas
    Yesterday Pool fans, today Utd.
    Call me Beijing Didit :-)

  189. chas says:

    Haha, you’re right, BR.
    I was forgetting who’d been in the League Cup final!

  190. Big Raddy says:

    Come on you Reds …

  191. White Bear says:

    Micky – how is internet now?

  192. chas says:

  193. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Just for clarity, here are the League Steps:

    1 End up above Spurs
    2 Avoid relegation
    3 Top Four
    4 Win League

    Little steps. 3 down 1 to go

  194. chas says:

    Morning White Stick

  195. Big Raddy says:

    Excellent that the Brain’s Trust is up and on the site this early on a Morning morning.

    What a boon to the readers

  196. chas says:

  197. chas says:

    Haha, love getting relegated but above the spuds.

  198. Big Raddy says:

    Do you think they paid €50 for their shirts??

  199. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Evonne

    Rubbish. Did your Spybot and other thing and still shitballs.

    Don’t want to talk about it anymore, but thank you for trying.

  200. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Well Chas,
    If we are going down, still something to ROLF about ending above them :-)

  201. chas says:

  202. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Ha Ha. We love Beijing

  203. White Bear says:

    ok

    I despise teams that park buses, but yesterday was an eye opener. We parked the bus and I hated it. So how do the fans of regular parkers feel, do they hate it too?

  204. Gööner In Exile says:

    Don’t worry Micky with MoistIn campaign working wonders and him describing himself as average reckon we could have a few years of laughter.

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he was surprised that Moyes had labelled his side as favourites for the game at Old Trafford before kick-off.

    Rodgers said: “I would never say that at Liverpool, even if we were bottom of the league. Anfield is Anfield.”

    Moyes responded: “I just thought Liverpool were above us in the league and playing well and that any average person would have said the same.”

  205. Big Raddy says:

    The Liverpool fans had a huge banner proclaiming “Moyes = Genius”.

    In all my years as a football loon I cannot recall a team which won the League by 11 points the previous season being 18 points behind the leaders with a few games to play.

    What has Moyes done to them?

    Morning White Stick and less of the “pervie”

  206. White Bear says:

    gorgeous – I sent you a photo from THFC home supporters entrance. Could you publish it for our foreign bloggers to give them an idea what Tottenham is like? And warn them not to park their cars there

  207. Gööner In Exile says:

    As I see it for Europa League, currently 5th and 6th qualify for Europa, so that’s Spuds and Everton (assuming City finish top 4).

  208. White Bear says:

    Raddy – you are not the perv here. Wait, I expect a response – some soft porn vid

  209. White Bear says:

    GiE – assuming City finish top 4 :)

  210. Big Raddy says:

    I keep watching the Mozart’s goal – it really is something special

  211. Big Raddy says:

    Soldado has more yellow cards than goals from open play this season.

    And we moan about OG !

  212. Morning :)

    tee hee :lol:

  213. kelsey – I’ve tried to look at your post but it says you’re still editing, could you let me know when you’re finished and I’ll add some pics.

    Thanks

  214. kelsey says:

    It’s in drafs,I had an accident with my crystal balls,kindly check it and kindly add a video of the goal. I have limited access,peaches/Raddy.
    Can we publish a little earlier,please.:)

  215. chas says:

    This is quite a good one

  216. GoonerB says:

    On my travels at the mo and commenting from phone so i will just say thanks for a fine pre match raddy. Will comment on game later once i read kelseys post.

  217. We have a New Post ………………..

  218. Buy porn hosting or domains through us!

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