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Report BULLET TOOTH TONY September 29, 2021 7:40 PM BST
I wish nuno well, but don't buy into this work In progress

He was boring at wolves.... he hasn't got it in him to play attacking football

Levy has just gone cheap
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! September 30, 2021 7:01 PM BST
Well Capt Dele leads the team tonite
Laugh
Report Emitdeb September 30, 2021 7:44 PM BST
How many goal start could we give them and still win?
Report Emitdeb September 30, 2021 7:47 PM BST
The betting seems to indicate we're playing a disabled womens 2nd eleven.... Mischief
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! September 30, 2021 8:06 PM BST
Capt Dele scores penalty
Laugh
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! September 30, 2021 8:08 PM BST
Celso scores

Are they woman-the opponents?

Laugh
Report Aspro October 1, 2021 11:10 AM BST
I found the history (if you can call it that) of Mura interesting. What a game for them to be involved in, which (I guess) is the beauty of the Conference League. I never quite grasped that fact until last night.

...and on the subject of last night, I think we all saw just how poor some of our players are. From the starting line up...

Gollini; does not fill me with any confidence whatsoever
Doherty; has now proven, beyond any reasonable doubt, guilty of impersonating a footballer
Rodon; is a player I feel will improve, over time. His composure is up there with the best, but can be a little too self-assured at times.
Romero; not yet convinced, but will reserve judgement
Reguilon; probably the best starter, but was lost with the clowns around him
Alli; has lost his way and needs to find another club, didn't impress me at all last night. He should have been controlling the game.
Skipp; I'm not his biggest fan and I think that Spurs are too big for him, but he done ok against these minnows to be fair
Winks; Spurs has always been to big for him imo and last night cemented that view
Lo Celso; good goal but also useless without decent players around him, but once they came on he was a different player altogether. Definite starter this weekend. Has to be.
Gil; I missed a game a few weeks back where he was being lauded in the press, but I'm yet to see it. Tried hard but no end product.
Scarlett; sorry son, but you're not ready for the first team, not yet anyway.
Report sofaking October 1, 2021 7:16 PM BST
Kind of disappointing that they had to bring on the big guns to finish this pub team off.  Alli was useless as usual and Scarlett is definitely not ready. Pretty bad performance all round after they went 2-0 till Kane, Son and Moura came on to rescue the situation.  Villa will certainly fancy their chances on Sunday.
Report TOP3MAN October 1, 2021 7:39 PM BST
Goalie can't make a judgement or the defence based on that performance against that level of opposition.

Midfield - winks was tidy but literally that constitutes to being able to pass nicely in triangular spaces!! Skipp is lost in there with teammates whom struggle to press.

Dele tried to carry that midfield and attack as the senior player, but he lacks the ability to press and win the ball back that made him so good in Poch team that squeezed up, dele is no longer deployed or in a team that suited what he did well.

Gill has no left foot it seemed to me and looks like he isn't strong to kick the ball strongly enough into the box. I'm not impressed yet even though he may develop.

Scarlett looks Another in a long line of youngsters who looks like he is trying to hard to make a breakthrough, not sure why that keeps happening in comparison to other teams in developing youngsters.

I'm yet to see a younger player come through that has looked like one who can step up since Harry. Concerning for our youth development and I think there needs some much needed investment

Lo celso agreed struggled until matched with players of decent calibre

Still look individuals pushed together
Report sofaking October 3, 2021 9:32 PM BST
Definitely a better performance today and the formation change made a difference. Glad that Alli was dropped. Romero and Royal looked decent and Kane looked better than he has been recently and should've scored.
Report FIGJAM October 4, 2021 1:55 PM BST
Villa trying to look like Stoke with 6/7 long throws into penalty area were very disappointing considering
they'd beaten Everton and Man U.

Complete sea change as far was we were concerned with the emphasis on picking the right team rather than tactics.
Royal and Romero starting to settle in which was encouraging,we looked back to our selves with some nice football, and
even Reguilon played ok.
Pity the international break will stop the flow.
No Sanchez, Winks or Dele although I fear the latter is a victim of playing out of position.
The team apart from NDombele were great but the latter doesn't look atmo to me to be a PL player.
He wants too much time on the ball and has been sussed by the world and his wife.
First time this season that we might have a chance at top 4.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 7, 2021 3:21 PM BST
Seems like we be missing half the team due wc competiition
Newcastle must be licking their lips
Shocked
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 9, 2021 5:57 PM BST
Seems were now facing the
SHEILKS
armu

OMG

Shocked
Report sofaking October 9, 2021 6:31 PM BST

Oct 9, 2021 -- 11:57AM, ImSoLuckyLucky! wrote:


Seems were now facing theSHEILKS armuOMG


What does this mean?

Report Aspro October 11, 2021 2:08 PM BST
Watching Ward-Prowse the other night made me think he'd be a good purchase for us. Any views?
Report Scamp the man October 11, 2021 5:35 PM BST
Been thinking the same for a long time Aspro ...really good player always looks for a forward ball
Report TheAnorak October 11, 2021 7:13 PM BST
And he'd be a huge improvement on anybody we've currently got taking set plays. But as he's not Italian or South American, not much chance of our current recruitment team going after him.
Report sofaking October 11, 2021 8:29 PM BST
Not a great time to be playing Newcastle. The crowd will be massively pumped up and the players will be very keen to impress whoever the new regime install as manager. Most likely all the South Americans will miss this game too due to Convid 1984 quarantining.Angry
Report FIGJAM October 13, 2021 12:28 PM BST
Apart from scoring 3 goals against tin pot opposition, Arry's had loads of opprobrium regarding
his performances for Spurs. He was in the same vein last night for England so he's at least consistent
in his inconstancies.
He's out of form, it happens, I guess we have to live with it until it changes.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 16, 2021 12:18 PM BST
I see Son out of tomorrows match
Shocked
Report Emitdeb October 16, 2021 1:13 PM BST
Rather get this match out of the way now with Bruce still there.. They'll probably have Kane up top after Christmas.. CrazyWhoops
Report sofaking October 16, 2021 7:09 PM BST
Ha, Kane can't wait around for four or five years for the Newcastle billions to finally reap their rewards. Only the biggest mercenaries in world football will join that project.   Son and Gil have a dose of the 'rona and will miss three games probably. And I doubt any of the South Americans will be rested enough to take part tomorrow.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 17, 2021 6:48 PM BST
Scrape into 5th place
Devil
Report Aspro October 17, 2021 6:57 PM BST
Newcastle made us look better than we really are; they were not good today. E.Royal not convincing me yet, but the rest of the team earned their corn and the victory thoroughly deserved, for once.
Report TOP3MAN October 17, 2021 8:35 PM BST
Newcastle aren't a team to gauge against. Steve Bruce clearly looked upset before the game had started, he knows his fate and quite frankly must feel pretty worthless that with Money they wouldn't give him a chance, that will be him for the top flight now I think!!

Spurs still managed to make Newcastle look great for 15 Minutes, I mean that was a very slow start and no running again on closing down, the Gap between the defense and forward line was huge!! Those in the middle dropped deep again allowing a lot of room, however then Newcastle kept pushing forward, spurs had so much space as they found a team tactically more inept then themselves. Moura dropped in the 10 role an Ndombele played wide, that seemed to work better and credit Nuno he changed that after 10 minutes. N'Dombele is a player, but still wouldnt be in my side against any of the top 8-9 teams in the league.

It was better but still so much work to do, especially that we should of scored six or seven, but they just dont know how to be clinical and rutherless, City would've scored 5 or 6 today against Newcastle, Chelsea, Liverpool as well. We're 7th or 8th best in this league, next game against the spammers will be a better match to judge

At one point I thought we was going to be the only team to have lost to palace and Newcastle!! two of the bottom six sides
Report jed.davison October 18, 2021 11:02 AM BST
Curiously, despite the fans not liking him, Bruce's stock can only have risen within the game from his time at Newcastle. He hasn't exactly made the proverbial silk purse out of that rabble but he's kept them up when they are essentially useless - last season especially when ASM and CW have missed long stretches of the season. He's kept his counsel throughout, and he's just got on with his job.

I'm still seething about the team he picked at Palace and the way they played, and how they performed at Arsenal, but they've shown a bit more the last couple of games - I feared the worst after a minute yesterday having thought we'd win easily and in the end it was pretty comfortable.

Ndombele I guess will always be one we argue about, but again he's doing a bit more and a bit more often to think that giving him a dozen straight games might be worth some of the frustration.

Eight games in only the Nazis have won more games than us and it looks already like anyone could finish fourth unless OGS goes.
Report Wesdag October 18, 2021 1:12 PM BST
Nazis?
Report sofaking October 19, 2021 3:41 PM BST
Yeah, that comment from Jed took a bizarre turn at the end. Grin     

Ndombele looked decent on Sunday and actually played the full 90 minutes. Hopefully they can keep this guy motivated. Weird that Nuno used none of his subs. Definitely could've done with a couple of changes in the last fifteen minutes.
Report Aspro October 19, 2021 4:21 PM BST

Oct 18, 2021 -- 7:12AM, Wesdag wrote:


Nazis?


Obviously Chelsea but the connection is lost on me.

Report Aspro October 19, 2021 4:23 PM BST
If I'm not mistaken, that's the second time he's not used a sub, but I am in favour of that. Why upset the balance if it's working?
Report Wesdag October 20, 2021 12:56 PM BST
It's shame this word has become part of the today's lexicon to describe people you simply don't like or disagree with.

Just undermines & downplays what Nazis actually were/are & which many of your fanbase will have had particular experience.
Report jed.davison October 20, 2021 4:06 PM BST
Wesdag, I have plenty of words for people with whom I disagree, and plenty more for people I don't like.

Perhaps if their fans ever stop hissing at us or singing "Never felt more like......" I might stop calling them Nazis.
Report Wesdag October 20, 2021 4:16 PM BST
So it's the fans rather than the club you take issue with?

Perhaps you could've been clearer.
Report jed.davison October 20, 2021 4:17 PM BST
I know you're an old-timer on here and that you have followed this thread, I'm surprised you can't recall any of the several instances on here where Chelsea fans have given themselves away
Report jed.davison October 20, 2021 4:19 PM BST
I could indeed have been clearer, I should perhaps have differentiated between their antediluvian fanbase and their unimpeachable ownership.
Report Wesdag October 20, 2021 4:35 PM BST
Fair enough but there's scum fans at every club especially when it comes to antisemitism.
Report FIGJAM October 20, 2021 5:26 PM BST
In essence the team did well against the Geordies considering 2 had been in S America the day before.
The secret to the two wins are correct team selection the only dilemma is NDombele or Lo Celso.
Tactics have improved but that's down to the team not the manager.
The Spammers are hot on dead ball plays that said  this game might well define our season, as it's their cup final.
If and its a big IF we can beat them then it's top four with consistent selection.
A very weakened side  looks like playing Thursday, I just hope Nono doesn't tire out the cavalry.
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 3:24 PM BST
Cavalry have stayed at home... Hope this Dutch team are rubbish, we might get a draw.. Blush
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 4:24 PM BST
Just one time I'd like these kids and reserves to pleasantly surprise us in the Europey (Conference) and put in a great display and put themselves in the reckoning for a place in the first team. Won't hold my breath though. They usually reserves their worst performances of the season for this competition. Angry
Report Aspro October 21, 2021 5:11 PM BST
Unfortunately I'm obliged to watch this tonight Cry
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 5:14 PM BST
22Gollini

25Tanganga

6D Sánchez

14Rodon

33Davies

18Lo Celso

8Winks

11Gil

20Alli

23Bergwijn

44Scarlett

Substitutes

40Austin
42White
43John
46Fagan-Walcott
47Clarke
50Cesay
51Craig
52Craig
53Lyons-Foster
54Markanday

Cant be backing this lot away @ Evens... with any confidence
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 5:16 PM BST
But I do like a Gamble.... Blush
Report Aspro October 21, 2021 5:16 PM BST
I saw the line-up a short while ago. It's not the team that bothers me so much but we have no back-up if things go pear-shaped (likely)
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 5:36 PM BST

Oct 21, 2021 -- 11:16AM, Emitdeb wrote:


But I do like a Gamble....


The odds are ridiculous. Definitely a lay rather than a back at 2.06.

Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 5:39 PM BST
Sportsbook 1.91... not good!

Need a little more than a dream of Silverware!  LaughLaugh

COYS!
Report frinton October 21, 2021 5:39 PM BST
Are spurs fans happy with this team? Why not withdraw if this is your best team tonight.
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 5:42 PM BST
Yeah, I'm happy that none of the main first-team players are involved. But if they fail to top the group then they'll need to win some playoff games to reach the last 128 of this tournament.
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:00 PM BST
This is just as drab as expected. Gil hit the crossbar but that's probably the highlight of the game so far.
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:22 PM BST
1-0. pathetic and embarrassing. Davinson Sanchez cost EIGHT time more than the entire Vitesse first team ffs.
Report sageform October 21, 2021 7:22 PM BST
Apart from the Vitesse goal! Dreadful effort which shows how poor they are without the big names.
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:23 PM BST
Spurs look devoid of spirit and any idea, regardless of who is our there, the manager should be able to get a team playing, this lot look devoid of any fitness or coaching.

Standby it Nuno is a **** manager
Report Aspro October 21, 2021 7:25 PM BST
It could be worse lads. Spare a thought for Mourinho, losing 6-1 Laugh
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:25 PM BST
They put in the same **** performances in this **** cup (especially away from home) under Poch and Mourinho too. I don't see it as Nuno's fault.
Report Aspro October 21, 2021 7:27 PM BST
Of course it's Nuno's fault. He should be putting out teams to win. Rest a few yeah, but at least have a little backbone in there.
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:29 PM BST

Oct 21, 2021 -- 1:25PM, Aspro wrote:


It could be worse lads. Spare a thought for Mourinho, losing 6-1


Laugh The wheels are quickly falling off for Jose at Roma.  Next he'll employ the extreme bus-parking tactics and then he'll throw his players under said bus.

Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:29 PM BST
Nuno can't get spurs have any identity or pattern. They don't know how to press, how to be xompact, they don't move and he is wrecking the career of an young lad leaving him 20 yards away from any other player on his team, kicked and bullied, nuno, levy and the recruitment team should be ashamed.

How clunky do they look. No cohesion, they look utterly awful as an unit, as bad as under Mourinho. At least they had some identity, this is awful and the players aren't running for him
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:31 PM BST
Jose played strong teams sprinkled with first teamers in the Europey but they still managed to lose almost every away game though.
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:33 PM BST
RANCID who the feck supports those LOSERS?
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:34 PM BST
It's not the team selection, it's the same same with premier team. He is a rubbish manager, he is a less famous Mourinho

So far out of his depth. After wolves best he could hope for should've been fulham
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:34 PM BST

Oct 21, 2021 -- 1:33PM, liberator of the oppressed wrote:


RANCID who the feck supports those LOSERS?


It was a terrible idea to back Spurs at those odds. Crazy

Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:37 PM BST
He was a freebie and won't last 12 months.

This is a 2nd team that isn't even worth 20m that he has lost to and don't forget the 100 odd chances agst them and about 10 for themselves after 6 games and and awful 3 games that they was slaughtered in
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:37 PM BST
Sofa you **** I backed the other side Happy
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 7:38 PM BST
liberator of the oppressed wrote:

RANCID who the feck supports those LOSERS?


I'M GUESSING YOU WERE TODAY!.. LaughLaughLaugh
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:38 PM BST
t o s s e r
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 7:39 PM BST
You should be happy!   try smiling Happy
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:39 PM BST
Lay lay lay Emit
Report sofaking October 21, 2021 7:40 PM BST
To be honest, I'd rather they get knocked out in the group stages instead of feebly surrendering to the first decent team they meet in the knockout stages. There is absolutely ZERO chance of them winning this competition and the lay at those odds is free money.
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:40 PM BST
Nuno won't ever turn it around he hasn't got an attacking idea in his entire body. Freebie who can't believe his luck at getting a chance to manage a team in a billion pound arena. He should be managing a team in 6,000 capacity built in 1880
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:41 PM BST
I'm very very happy thank - you pom pom tonight Mit
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:42 PM BST
e missed that off
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:43 PM BST
E
Report Emitdeb October 21, 2021 7:43 PM BST
Crazy   eh?
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:44 PM BST
Dele career is over
Report liberator of the oppressed October 21, 2021 7:44 PM BST
They are still pants relegation fodder E?
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 21, 2021 7:53 PM BST
Sure by time their back home, they will be all online in their clan playing fortnite or call of duty
Report sofaking October 22, 2021 2:35 AM BST
It's time to stop playing the likes of Alli and W*nks in this competition (or any competition). Both are absolute wank and have no future at Spurs (or any other top flight teams).
Report Life-Lucky October 22, 2021 8:01 AM BST
Purple pain
Report flat16 October 23, 2021 5:54 AM BST
As soon as the Spurs squad to travel was announced was betting Vitesse ,not because of the manager but because of the players, either under Poch ,Mourinho or Nuno or anybody else for that matter.
Simply most of those players are not very good.
Report FIGJAM October 24, 2021 1:12 PM BST
Same team against Villa and Newcastle.
Although it's their cup final I'm reasonably optimistic seeing that they're 11-8 and we're 9-4
not that I'm tempted.
Going to be very awkward if we lose 4th London derby in a row for Nono.
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 24, 2021 3:46 PM BST
Nuno side aload of the ball and barely a touch in the opponents box in 2nd half.

Say it again. Nuno is not got a clue. Got it so wrong
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 24, 2021 3:52 PM BST
Spurs really need to look at them selves

Levy and Nuno out
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 24, 2021 3:54 PM BST
Another 0 attempts in 2nd half.... seriously wolves was more boring then spurs. Our chairman doesn't care about football just profit. Freebie manager
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 24, 2021 4:29 PM BST
6 defeats this season and another game where an entire 45 minutes passed by without a shot.

We're in mid october

We have had kind fixtures
Report Racingqueen October 24, 2021 4:39 PM BST
Spurs need the team turned around. The team reaks of being stagnant.

Kane wants out and Son whilst good going forward at times doesn't track back. Alli is worthless now. Spurs have never replaced Erikson and Dembele.
Not building on the champions league final appearance was criminal
Report FIGJAM October 24, 2021 4:55 PM BST
The next manager market should be interesting, who will go first Nono or Olly,
who are our opponents next week?
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 24, 2021 6:14 PM BST
Next match-manure-pobga
Must be a home win

Laugh
Report sofaking October 24, 2021 6:21 PM BST

Oct 24, 2021 -- 12:14PM, ImSoLuckyLucky! wrote:


Next match-manure-pobgaMust be a home win


I wouldn't back Spurs at 10/1 against Man U at home.

Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 24, 2021 6:37 PM BST
Only 2-1
available

Devil
Report Emitdeb October 24, 2021 6:39 PM BST
Spurs have Burnley midweek too.. doesn't bode well Sad
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 24, 2021 6:42 PM BST
Didn't spurs win 6-1 at ood Trafford.   I think sky forgot about that
Report sofaking October 24, 2021 6:49 PM BST
Yeah, at half time (not on Sky Sports) they were saying that this is the first time EVER that Man U have been four goals down at Old Trafford. Analyst in the studio said it and Peter Drury said it in commentary.
Report FIGJAM October 25, 2021 1:26 PM BST
Uninspiring, lack lustre performance yesterday against a side who were nothing special.
It looks like the team doesn't travel which is worrying, but generally they appear to lack motivation which
points to a poor manager.
To lose 4 derby away games is not misfortune, it's plain incompetence, I pity Spurs supporters working in
a London office getting hammered by all and sundry, and we've yet to play Brentford yet!
Nono pack your bags and Spurs get someone in who cares.
Report flat16 October 25, 2021 1:31 PM BST
No structure ,no team work ,no leadership on the pitch ,no press..........actual quotes about Man U yesterday.
We have had the same probs ,since xmas 2018 ,we were 5/1 for prem' and playing great ,forget that European cup fluke (pure distraction) and look at LEAGUE form since.
Report Wesdag October 25, 2021 2:15 PM BST
You've got a lovely new stadium though.
Report Emitdeb October 25, 2021 3:27 PM BST
Thank our lucky stars we didn't end up with that toilet in Stratford.. Wink
Report Reynard October 25, 2021 3:36 PM BST
ShockedGrin
Report flat16 October 25, 2021 4:30 PM BST
3rd to dog **** ........and still we blame the three different managers ,I have a different assessment fwiw
Youth development ,a production belt of clones typically ,short ,weak ,slow ,neat on the ball though, looking to keep possession and play one metre passes sideways and backwards slowly.
Transfers in ,designated to god knows who but horrendous ,e.g we had a chronically one footed Argentinian ,who just refused to play a simple ball and if he took a pen' with his right foot it wouldn't reach ,after driving us all mad ,we buy another one.
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 25, 2021 9:10 PM BST
Very poorly coached end of.

The pressing isn't in unison, the forwards don't move, the play is slow and ponderous and our talisman runs around with 50kg in his boots.

There is no directive or direction that the club is going in. All the hyping is skywalk, tours, NFL and anything else u can get in that lovely stadium.

First carbon match, echo training ground, best facilities.... this was once a football club..  now its an hospitality suite!!

6th in the table not that bad.....oh wait a second!! Apart from City, the wins have been villa at home, Newcastle away (bruce was already gone) and wolves which should've been  6 or 7 nil to them.

Expected goals is the worse since that was formed, touches in the box non existent, chances non existent..... promised attacking football got less attacking!!

Manager stats for wolves pointed to this.  Levy went cheap which is down to the failed Mourinho 0lan which was an amazon documentary appointment!!

Levy wint meet to discuss plans or direction of club. Spurs have too recover the pandemic, but the revenues are there, its just the running cost of the team is an wider margin to its rivals. But hey its their business they can do what they want. However the appointment, the youth setup and recruitment sits with the overriding decision makers ENIC. What a mess they've made of the last 4yrs, undoing the previous 4yrs progress.

No identity just like our Saturday night opponents
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 25, 2021 9:16 PM BST
My father in law drives for the FA. Quite a few players he drives, quite a few say Spurs are easy to play against.

Why is this?

Maybe we hype our team to much. They're soft and undriven that must stem from the crowd as much as the coach.
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY October 25, 2021 9:23 PM BST
We continually also say these players just aren't that good!

Yet so many leave and end up winning trophies or win trophies with national team. Spurs biggest problem is that they must be seen as trying to win every competition.

Overworked causes mental fatigue which just burns u out. The club needs a big rethink and stop trying to compete with limited resources or using limited resources!!
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