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  1. Since March 23rd the following members have joined this website : John Jenkins / Bonnieprincecharlie / Mattman615 / Kevthf / Emi Lee / morris / Peter Kropotkin / Bladesy / Bigoldalan / Glebbers / Rob Rodway / Blackpoolspur / Watto / GingaSpurs450 / Flynny1984 / Crazy diamond / steven coulston / nara / John H / Andy McSpurs and Guvnar. As far as I am aware only one or two at the most have posted on the forum since joining which is disappointing to say the least gentlemen. I am totally at a loss to understand why we don't see more people airing their views and opinions about our beloved club. With over 6,000 listed members you would think this place would be absolutely buzzing with comments and articles...but it's not. I may well look back on this thread in a few weeks and see it has had over 100 views but not one reply....why is that ?. Why are our members reluctant to find their voices ?. This website forum is in real danger of dying unless it's members start typing instead of just reading. It's demise would be such a loss but it's fate rests in your hands. I can post thread after thread trying to incite a reaction from others but the apathy currently being shown towards conversation topics does not augur well for the future of this place. So when you read this and then click on your mouse to see what else has been written on here why not think about actually contributing something ?. I would be intrigued to find out what is stopping you because unless the situation changes dramatically then I know that the future of this place is in jeopardy. You cannot rely on the same small core of members for material. I have posted a thread tonight asking for next season's league position predictions....why not begin with that ? I do not intend stressing the magnitude of this problem again. The future will be decided by yourselves....over to you. Hastings and I can do no more....
  2. On August 11th 2016 a member called New Era posted a thread asking where we all saw Spurs finish this season....here are the predictions that followed : New Era 1. Manchester United 2. Chelsea 3. Arsenal (given they sign a centre back and striker, if not then 3rd and 4th switch) 4. Tottenham Hotspur 5. Manchester City 6. Liverpool Borodin :1 Man City 2 Man Utd 3 Tottenham (and FA Cup Winners) 4 Chelsea 5 Arsenal 6 Liverpool (I had Arsenal correct...lol) J Nobles :1. Man City 2. Chelsea 3. Tottenham 4. Arsenal 5. Man U 6. Liverpool Cromulentmart : I don't have a clue this season but I am willing to make one prediction - Manchester United will not finish in the top 6. (Wrong) TC 1000 : 1 MC 2 Spurs 3 Arsenal 4 LC 5 Liverpool 6 MU 7 West Ham Leroy 10 : 1 City 2 Liverpool 3 Chelsea 4 Spurs 5 Arsenal 6 United (Arsenal correct again) Salopspur :1.Leicester(Form side) 2.Sunderland (Just survived last year. Its happened once) 3.Squatters.(Just pip the Mighty, after we lose 6-2 to an already relegated team.) 4.The Mighty Spurs. 5.Man Ure 6.Citeh I shall post a new thread for next season...asking the same quest So here we go again members old and new...and let's see if we can have more than 6 replies this time please !....Let's have your top six teams for 2017/2018 please..... Borodin 1st Man City 2nd Chelsea 3rd Spurs 4th Man Utd 5th Liverpool 6th Arsenal (3rd place based purely on our move to Wembley....no longer a fortress for home games)
  3. Big Sam Resigns....

    Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager five months after he joined the Premier League club.Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December on a two-and-half-year deal with the Eagles one point above the relegation zone.But the 62-year-old, who had an ill-fated one game spell as England boss led the club to eight wins in 21 games to guide them to a 14th-place finish."I have no ambitions to take another job," Allardyce said in a statement."I want to be able to savour life while I am still relatively young, and when I am still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager."This is the right time for me. I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League." Borodin : Sorry folks but I just don't buy this at all....I reckon he'll take a summer break and then whatever plans are taking place in the background will be revealed. Anyone believe this story ??
  4. Latest Stadium Pictures...

    Currently looking at an ugly duckling......the beautiful swan will soon be here !
  5. Hong Kong Squad Named

    Maybe this is Poch giving him an olive branch and a chance to redeem himself during this short tour...then if not he's up for sale ?
  6. Possible Spurs CPL Nightmare...Ajax must win !

    Ajax Hotspur?! With just over a day to go until the Europa League final in Stockholm, a host of ex-Ajax players have been sending good luck messages to their old side. One of the first came from three key Spurs players: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen. Speaking in Dutch, Jan Vertonghen does most of the talking from the Spurs plane heading to Hong Kong for a post-season match versus Kitchee. “We will support you” Jan Vertonghen says the following: “Guys, lots of luck for you on Wednesday. We will watch it for sure, from Hong Kong. We will support you and hope that you’ll win.” All three Tottenham players performed with distinction for Ajax during their time at the club. Vertonghen and Eriksen were signed from the Amsterdam side straight to Spurs. Alderweireld moved to Atletico Madrid, where he played at Southampton on loan, before joining Tottenham. Tottenham players and fans have another reason to support Ajax Whilst the Spurs trio who played for Ajax want their old side to win, there is another clear reason why everyone connected to Tottenham will hope for a Manchester United defeat. If United win they will go straight into pot 2 of the Champions League seedings. And, Spurs, despite finishing in second in the Premier League, would go into pot 3. If Ajax claim victory in Stockholm, then Spurs will go into pot 2.
  7. Hong Kong Squad Named

    Toby Alderweireld Dele Alli Luke Amos Ben Davies Eric Dier Christian Eriksen Vincent Janssen Harry Kane Filip Lesniak Hugo Lloris Pau López Will Miller Georges-Kevin Nkoudou Moussa Sissoko Heung-Min Son Kazaiah Sterling Kieran Trippier Jan Vertonghen Michel Vorm Kyle Walker Victor Wanyama Kevin Wimmer Powerful midfielder Mousa Dembele will miss out on tour of Hong Kong due to having to undergo surgery on his foot.The Belgian has been struggling with a knock for weeks and remained on the bench for the last two Spurs matches, which were both emphatically won by his team-mates. Dembele has only been able to start in one of Tottenham’s last five matches and now the midfielder will be sidelined completely in order to take the time to fully recover, starting with surgery. Subsequently, Dembele has not been selected for the squad making the trip to Hong Kong. Tottenham announced on social media today:“Mousa Dembele will this week undergo a planned procedure to resolve a persistent problem with his left foot.” “The Belgium international will be unable to travel to Hong Kong for our fixture against Kitchee SC, as a result, and is expected to return for pre-season.” Borodin : I am surprised that Walker is on the plane but the question circulating the internet is What about Marcus Edwards ??...everyone expected the lad to have a run out against Hull so maybe it's an injury problem rather than Poch laying down the law.
  8. It's decision time..the transfer window is on the horizon and you are Poch. Do you consider everyone (except perhaps Walker) is happy with their situation at the club and concentrate your mind on getting rid of excess baggage and buying new talent to strengthen the squad ? OR Do you fear for being able to keep your current crop of stars if the club continues to pay below average wages ? Surely Harry Kane at £100,000 a week is almost insulting to the striker who has won the Premiership Golden Boot two seasons running ?. I know the lad appears contented but it has to be just a question of time before the big clubs come knocking the door. So does Poch have a meeting with Levy and demand the current wage structure is broken in order to keep everyone together ?. If you pay Harry £250,000 a week then what salary would the likes of Alli, Eriksen, Lloris,Vertonghen, Wanyama, Son and Alderwiereld be asking ? My Choice : It's a tough one to call but if I was sat in the Spurs office that had Manager on the door then I would be looking to keep what I already had before buying new. I would demand that Daniel pays the top players the wages they deserve and that the extra expenditure is taken out of the proposed transfer pot. Sell the unwanted ones which would recoup a fair bit and then work out what is left to spend....but do that now. Let's show prospective incoming that we are realistic about what's in their weekly pay packet and perhaps that together with CPL football on the horizon next season will allow us to lure some first class additions. So come on all you budding Mauricio's out there....what strategy would you adopt ....one of the above or a different approach ?? Let's have your thoughts on the subject please....be great to see the opinions of some of the newer members together with the more established ones.....so get posting and see if we can generate quite a few replies on this one.
  9. The Spurs Report Recommends...

    I've no doubt there will be many rumours on here in Transfer Talk before the next window opens on July 1st. I share the wishes of many others in that we do our business early this time then get out and concentrate on bedding in the new signings. I would imagine the likes of Dani Alves would love to be a part of this amazing squad for a couple of seasons unless the lure of Chinese millions tempts him. Time will tell....

    Checkout my posting about possible CPL nightmare ...then pray that Ajax beat Man Utd on Wednesday.
  11. Zlatan Is Super Fit....

    He's walking already, it's a miracle...but why isn't he walking ON the water instead of in it ?
  12. Gooner Wedding...

    A wedding minister who supports Arsenal suddenly realises they will be playing Europa League next season.....
  13. Tottenham could be faced with the daunting prospect of facing Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Roma in the Champions League group stages after the top seedings were confirmed.Spurs are set to be in pot three for the draw in August, despite the club finishing second in the Premier League with 86 points - a record total and enough to win the title in 11 seasons since the league's inception in 1992.Mauricio Pochettino's side can look forward to a second straight Champions League campaign, but they may have to do things the hard way.Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, Benfica, Chelsea, Monaco, Spartak Moscow are in the top pot after winning their domestic titles, while Ukraine champions Shakhtar Donetsk are promoted to pot one as the position reserved for the holders will not be used.Pot two will provisionally consist of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, Porto and Manchester United - provided Jose Mourinho's side prevail against Ajax in the Europa League final - while Sevilla would be the eighth side should they come through their play-off.It means Tottenham could come up against Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the same group, or even face trips to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage. But Pochettino's men will be roaring on Ajax in the Europa League final this week, as they will be elevated to pot two if Manchester United are denied entry through defeat in Stockholm.Italian side Napoli would similarly benefit by moving up a pot if Sevilla fail to come through their two-legged play-off. Tottenham are unlikely to rest on their laurels regardless of who they are grouped with in Europe's premier competition, after being handed a seemingly favourable draw in Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow last time around. Borodin : So this Wednesday I will be an Ajax supporter and pray that they manage to "clog" up Mourinho's plans.......nice pun eh ??
  14. If I were Poch I would sit down at my desk and read this interesting article from "The Spurs Report"......here's an extract : Sort out the mess on the right flank Let’s be frank: the right wing position (or whatever the correct term is for the roaming/backtracking/creative equivalent in Pochball) was a garbage fire in 2016/17. Moussa Sissoko started just eight Premier League games, and totalled 901 minutes, contributing zero goals and three assists. Erik Lamela appeared in nine league games, scoring once and assisting once, before missing the rest of the season with a hip injury. GK Nkoudou played 47 minutes of league action in total, and his sole contribution was to not look quite as appalling as Clinton N’Jie. After the 6-1 demolition of Leicester, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher offered a well-measured diagnosis of Tottenham’s needs — or rather need — this summer, identifying the difference a quality and pacey wideman, such as Sadio Mane, could make. The signing of Sissoko, and gambles on N’Jie and Nkoudou, suggest Pochettino agrees. These three all failed in their first campaigns to show they are the answer, and all may be sold rather than be given more time to prove their worth. They’ve been so bad it’s not clear they’ve earned another shot, unlike, say, Vincent Janssen, who has at least hinted at some modest footballing ability. It is unclear if OM have already activated their option to make N’Jie’s loan move permanent. However, there are questions of whether this need for pace and ball-carrying ability is really required. Simply put, if Spurs signed a player such as Wilfried Zaha (who is likely staying with Palace anyway, but he’s just an example), would he be used? In big away games, sure, it would be nice to have a player like this — but you rather suspect, when push comes to shove, this player is likely to be benched in favour of an additional midfielder such as Harry Winks as Pochettino seeks to assert control. There is also the question of Son Heung-min — he may not be a ball-carrier like Zaha, but he’s fast, direct and scores loads. You rather suspect, the decision on what to do in this position will be made at the same time as the decision on what to do with Lamela. If Lamela moves on, this opens the door for a more creative type of player; if Lamela stays and returns to fitness, expect Spurs to look for pace and dribbling ability. Either way, Spurs are pretty much upgrading from nothing in this position — the only way is up. Link : https://thespursreport.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/how-do-spurs-get-better/
  15. OUT Kyle Walker (£40m), Kevin Wimmer (£15m), Moussa Sissoko (£20m), GK Nkoudou (£5m); plus loanees Clinton N’Jie (£5m), Nabil Bentaleb (£18m) and Fede Fazio (£2.5m) Total: £105.5m IN Ryan Sessegnon (£15m), Dani Alves (£0), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£28m), Christian Pulisic (£40m) Total: £83m