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Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur.

With Chelsea all but guaranteed a Champions league place, Spurs could put some pressure on Arsenal with 3 points at The Britannia.

Despite being hard to beat for the first half of the season, with only three defeats in their first twenty-one games (all comps). Drawing twelve of them, kept Stoke in the lower to mid table region of the Prem and struggling for points, but only three wins in 2013, gave real concern that they might get relegated, and but for recent wins over Norwich and QPR, they could still be in serious trouble.

The facts are clear this season, that Stoke have gone from being a team that you had to battle for your lives to get anything, to a team that has lost its bite and organisational qualities and you wonder, now that they look like being safe for another year, taking their feet off the gas, could, or will hopefully cause them problems, against a Tottenham side that mush get three points or possibly kiss good bye to their own season.

You would like to think that Spurs will be right up for this game and a win may well put the pressure back on Arsenal, who face FA Cup winners, Wigan (Yes thats right…) on Tuesday, knowing that they have to win to regain their top four place. You would like to think that gaining a very creditable draw at Stamford Bridge in midweek will be a major boost and be seen as a point gained as opposed to two being lost, however that will count for nothing unless the boys get six points and hope for some mini capitulation from our beloved neighbours.

AVB will hopefully have Mousa Dembele back in contention, but you have to wonder if playing a not quite fit player, is beneficial, and we should consider other options, with perhaps Huddlestone, alongside one of Parker or Holtby, would be sensible, especially when we have worries over Lennon and perhaps Bale, who both seem to be struggling themselves.

After what we hope will have been a defining game for Emmanuel Adebayor at Chelsea, you assume that he will get the start over Defoe, whilst I can see Gylfi Sigurdsson starting on the left in preference to Holtby and Dempsey, should both Bale and Lennon start as expected. Defensively, I would assume that Walker, Dawson and Vertonghen will all start, but I have a feeling that AVB will prefer the right footed Naughton to counter the left footed Charlie Adam at left back. I suppose when we talk about Adam, we hope above all else that he stays well away from a certain Welshman.




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 11 2013

Time: 8:15PM

Your Comments

We are not going the get bullied, we have more steel than previous Spurs sides and our quality will tell in the end. 1-2. COYS
ItalianYiddo
Here's hoping Wigan stay sober and as a cup winning side, give the scum a right thrashing. Two fairy tales in one week...?
van der haart lane
Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Jan, Lennon, Hudd, Parker, Dembele, Bale and Ade. COYS!
RAF Yid
Hopefully Bale can show the Adam lout how a true pro. and winner does it.
Hotspur 1882
am hoping the bad in the above picture is full of beech towels as Stoke are already preparing for their holiday
Oxfordspur
What a thought. Arse-nil Wigan 2
Hotspur 1882
Wouldn't that be fantastic Hotspur 1882, and that to come after we beat stoke 1-3 leaving us needing to beat Sunderland to get fourth!
Jantheman
Raf, that's the best 11 to get this job done, if all fit.
tophobunty
I'll be happy if Parker is on the bench and not on the pitch screwing up our attacks!
Jables
Wigan have a chance and they will give it everything. They beat Arsenal and then it goes to last game for them against Villa where there is only 1 goal difference it is in their hands to beat Arsenal and as for celebrating I think it was announced they can only celebrate with Iron Brew.

We have to do our own job first and that is to put in a huge performance and beat Stoke who are probably safe as they have a far supier goal difference compared to Wigan if they win both there matches and Stoke lose both of theirs - that being -10 Stoke -23 Wigan. So unless Wigan beat Arsenal and Villa by about 15 goals I expect Stoke to be safe regardless.

The teams with similar goal difference as Wigan is Newcastle and Norwich I believe. With Newcastle playing QPR they will be looking to get three points although even if they win QPR they are not safe if Wigan beat Arsenal due to their poor goal difference so Newcastle will need to get something from their last game against Arsenal to be absolutely sure and make sure of PL survival because beating QPR takes them to 41 points like Villa but with similar goal difference as Wigan and Villa.

If QPR get something from Newcastle then they may well have to win against Arsenal.

The emphasis is on us to do our job which we should be able to and then it is up to Arsenal to do there's so whichever team doesn't do there job we could say don't deserve to get CL. Us for bottling it or Arsenal for letting it slip.

I think we can get three points tomorrow with a comfortable win 3 - 1
thfan
wigans fate is in their own hands. they beat Arsenal and Villa and they survive.
Yorkspur
Having watched Sunder v Stoke last week, I am optimistic re our chances here. Personally, I’d rest Lennon for this. What’s the point of wrecking his summer and long term health. He was clearly not quite fit against Chelsea, though one has to admire his willingness and determination for the team. A great example!. If we are able to dominate the midfield, and handle their giants, our quality should produce the desired result. Hope Bale is a lot more involved than in the Chelsea game. Spurs win with a clean sheet. COYS! BTW, my team would be Lloris, Verts, Caulker, Daws, Walker, parker, Thudd (Demb if fit), Bale, Siggy, Hotby, Ade. I’d definitely choose Caulker (instead of BAE or Naughton) to counter Stoke’s physicalilty + aerial threat ....Defoe to come on midway through 2nd half, i.e, energy against tired legs, by which time Hotby would be aching for a rest!
Critical_Spur
Hudd had a nightmare against Chelsea. Thier mobile and fluid midfield completely over ran him, if Hudd does start he will most likely be up against Adam and N'Zonzi which is a completely different style which he faced wednesday night so hopefully im expecting him to have more of an influence as they are less fluid. Stoke have their 150 year celebration so hopefully they are not too fired up, a nice low key 1 nil win will do me.
spurfect one
COME ON YOU SPURS & WIN WIN :-)
Madaboutspurs
If Wigan fail to win against Le Scum,Our season and their season is over.Newcastle relegations fears all fade if they win against Qpr and last game wont matter for them!So our fate pretty much rests in Lactics hand.COYS
silwalyid
Lets not forget pardew is under massive pressure toward the end of the season and with the money he spent he needs to finish strong
Slurms McKenzie
As long as BAE doesnt start the last two games of the season. He clearly looks dis-interested, and was our worst player against Chelsea, if he wasnt out of place and so easily beaten as he looked on, we could have got more from that game. if Moyes doesnt bring Baines to UTD we should get him. Sadly Arsenal wont slip up, every season the *****ers just seem to hit a run, and we wont catch them now. So the question is, how much will Levy back AVB in the transfer market, and how will we treat the Europa league next season? it clearly cost us this season.
falmouthyid
We just got to take the fight to the last day. Stoke will be tough, we havent been defending set pieces well lately. Its key we score first against them. I hope Ade & Bale score for us. A draw is simply not an option. Got to win.
sydqcb5
The team should be Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Caulker and Verts: Hudd and Dembele; Bale, Sigurdsson, Lennon; Ade. We need height at the back a la against the spammers, Hudd's passing to set Lennon and Bale free!
scoops50
Ade's opened his big mouth again!
silwalyid
I know we talk about our strikers a lot but since start of April we have scored on average 2 goals a game with the Southampton game the only one where we scored a single goal. That has to give us confidence that we can give Stoke problems. My only concern is at the other end where the Dawson / Vertonghen partnership hardly looks solid, our central midfield doesn't protect our goal well enough and LB is vulnerable whoever plays. Perhaps it's time to stick Defoe and Adebayor together with Bale and Lennon wide and go for it. I expect though that we'll play Adebayor up top on his own and load up a fluid midfield. Gutted I'm on a plane and will not find out until 8pm.
muttley
Ok this is my last game of the season..still thinking of going AWOL for the week so i can be at the sunderland game, (funny that the mobile phone network to thailand is allways going down ..lol) as sydqcb5 says set pieces are going to be our bigest problem i hope loris will be our 3rd central defender for them. Adam and Bale mmm going to be interesting i am sure adam will give him a good kick first chance hes got,, i hate to rely on refs but this time bale will need some kind of protection. Hud BAE and Parker ..sorry but iam not convinced they are up for the task and thats my biggest concern. Before i forget congratulations to Wigan what a result, wish i had a tenner on that one. I might just go and do a double on Chelsea and Bayarn losing in next weeks finals.
bangkokspur
No ifs and buts.................2 games. 2 wins and 6 points!! Looking for a positive performance on Sunday, no sh*g and hassle knocking it about in Midfield and hoping to Bore the opposition into a mistake please!! COYS
WestStandEnclosure
LOOSERS, in your face M0THERFU(KERS. guess what i guys play Europa League every season and get *****ed by pub team from norway. we play it for the first time and win it. This is class. bunch of jokers. u r fu(king disgrace of london. we have done our part and Arsecum to ***** you lot once again.
BlueBoyChelsea
you*
BlueBoyChelsea
AVB -> that looser has shown his class once more. good job, keep up the good work season after season. you are the ideal man for this TITSPUR club.
BlueBoyChelsea
D!CK Levy.
BlueBoyChelsea
your first 11 is a bunch of queer.
BlueBoyChelsea
AVB and his butth0le project.
BlueBoyChelsea
i know i have made you lot furious but who gives 2 hoots whether you fu(king yids are angry or not, release your anger thru your butth0le and feel the divine sensation, you deluded lousy wh0res
BlueBoyChelsea
LLoris - The LOL DAWSON - The D!CK-son Vertonghen - The FART-onghen AssouEkotto - The LOUSY Ekotto Walker - The SUCKER Parker - The JOKER Huddlestone - The CRAP-stone Dembele - The DUMB-ele Bale - The FAIL Holtby - The WHORE-by
BlueBoyChelsea
No school then troll. Start dembele over Hudd, play siggy on left, Holtby instead of Parker and no bae. I would get caulker in for height and push jan out left for this one.
Windlespur
Hmmnmm ...another moron on here... that's why the Russian's team are called Chavs...and no one likes them... OX why have you not deleted these posts???? other vital sites do.. and we know which ones!!!
Block D Spurs
truth hurts huh u blockhead
BlueBoyChelsea
the BOY must have wet the bed this morning!. Parents left him home alone with a PC!

BTW, the fat ldy hasn't sung yet, so hold your keyboard. COYS!
Critical_Spur
it so much fun to see you guys *****ting your lily whites dirty. next time you will play for relegation, i wud be having so much fun watching your next couple of match, everytime ref mugs you off, everytime those wrestlers from britania factory pins you down kicks your butt, sooo much njoymewnt, you MFs deserves it.
BlueBoyChelsea
last term u finished fourth still could not play CL, this term you lot stack up highest points ever still wud not be able to play CL. wat a joke of a football team. this is true justice. love it. next time get relegated and stay in championship for 100 years.
BlueBoyChelsea
Great to see Wigan win the FA cup, it restores some faith in the distorted money driven world of football. For me anything that the chavs and City win is null and void, no different than playing with two extra men. I have no problem with Man U or even Arsenal winning trophies as they are self financed. Very well done Wigan, now stay up. COYS.
ItalianYiddo
Italian Yiddo, nice post.
StillRickyVilla
BlueBoyChelsea:you can tell he is still at school.he uses the word 'term' not season.....he must be on half-'TERM'......maybe when his voice breaks,he grows some pu8es and learns how to be a bit more constructive with his comments....we may...just may,take him seriously.
g. roberts testes
City and Chelsea winning trophies reminds me of stories of 21 year old money grabbing girls being bought Ferraris and expensive jewellery by their 70 year old sugar daddies. Do they appreciate those things as much as those who've worked hard over many years to afford them? Course they don't. Or are they as happy as normal 21 year old girls going out with their mates and dating blokes their own age. Course they not. Special shout out to Dave Whelan - he spent a lifetime working to get back to Wembley to put right his broken leg in the final 50 odd years ago!
StillRickyVilla
robert testicle, u need to use @ while addressing some1. u poor illiterate imbecile full-of-crap yid
BlueBoyChelsea
Hey Fu(k face get lost
silwalyid
AVB's spurs play CRAP n RUN footie
BlueBoyChelsea
They don't make straitjackets like they used to! I expect us to struggle early on (sending the matchday posters into conniptions) but for it all to come good at the end in a rather less than totally convincing victory. Fingers crossed that a surfeit of glory hasn't left Wigan incapable of surviving the drop.
darkenvai
today spur will once agn be fu(kd by those wrestlers, hope PULIS & co stick their boots in BALE - The Fail & AVB's butth0le and give it a mean twist.
BlueBoyChelsea
BlueBoyChealsea,REALLY,sunday morning and this is the mentality u have woken up with,your a classic example of why Chelsea and their supporters are so disliked.Look up the word humility,NUMPTY.
sandroman
your sunday will anyways be spoilt either by ref or by stoke wrestlers, i just started it a bit earlier. it's always good to pile up misery on spurs. u guys never leave chance to do that to us then why expecting a favor
BlueBoyChelsea
"your sunday will anyways be spoilt", and you call someone else illiterate,is'nt it time for your caregiver to change your daiper and bib?
sandroman
SUGGESTION RE: NON SPURS:

Sensible people can add to the debate. Even if they appear as biased in favour of their team as many of us are in favour of Spurs.

However, those who are childish and vindictive should be completely ignored. After all, presumably much of their motivation is driven by the expected responses of supposedly outraged Spurs supporters.

In some cases; perhaps the poor person repeated posting on this particular thread, there could be underlying causes for their behaviour. I suspect in this case, the likelihood is that we are visited by a mentally unstable subject. Unless of course, the person in question really is a particularly badly behaved child, under the age of seven years. Either way, it seems that the poor wretch has suffered some extremely unfortunate experience(s),

In short, please ignore such specimens.

Hotspur 1882
in yo a$$ u all imbeciles
BlueBoyChelsea
BlueBoyChelsea- not bothered about your comments re our team and set up but what is disturbing is the fact that you must have low intelligence, low morals and are an absolute disgrace to be so foul mouthed on a community website where many people of both sexes and ages partake in debate. Do you not have a conscience about how you speak? Our words reflect 'who we are' so what do your words reflect about you? As a parent I would be utterly ashamed if my child no matter what age they were spoke in such a manner. The aggression in your voice the words you use is beyond comprehension and obviously shows you have not reach the heights of a 'human being'.

The way you speak represents who you are - do you think decent human beings will take much notice of what you say, we just shake our heads and think 'oh dear' poor person another unconscious being creating negative vibes that will one day come back to him. It is so sad that you haven't managed to know, feel and understand what it is like to be a human being. Lets hope one day you do because it is this kind of behaviour that starts wars.

On a footballing note well done to Chelsea, they have secured their place.

back to Spurs - we may need Arsenal to slip up but no matter what happens we have done well in AVB first season. COYS
thfan
ha ha ha ha, you have summed up just the way you lot behave
BlueBoyChelsea
Think we can win this game. COYS
thfan
right now u r the 1 is in gutter
BlueBoyChelsea
Blu*****, if you could sign on Sunday's who would you send for you to do that complicated writing thing?
tophobunty
Stoke plan will be simple...?N'zonzi to cripple Bale, get corners, score goals. People assuming it will be easy for us, but with Harry's mate in charge of Stoke and our woeful defending it will be anything but. Hope the dream is still alive come 3pm.
Harry-Kari
Harry I don't see anyone here or anywhere else thinking away to Stoke is ever easy. Who are these people you mention?
tophobunty
Chavs reputation has always be in the gutter, since the days when they rebuilt Stamford Bridge.. which was again proven during the demolition & building the new wembley stadium, another owner followed with the British media questioning his business status.. during all of this their fans were complementing their club's reputation, and as seen on Vital Spurs today...
Block D Spurs
Topho, I may have overstated the case, but several predicted winning scores in the posts. As a glass half-empty person when it comes to Spurs (58 years of experience) I hate to jinx the lads by being over-confident in public! Of course, I still hope we win. Nice to see such an erudite analysis of our team from a supporter of a club that couldn't beat our weakened team at their ground and had to rely on dodgy refereeing decisions to beat Villa (not you Topho) don't you think?
Harry-Kari
Lol,Sunday no elementary school for little boys.No homework!Just get lost,sit infront of your computer and fap you fu(k face!Plastic Club with plastic fans,Disgrace
silwalyid
Harry really understand the half full glass issue being not many years behind you.
tophobunty
Harry the Chav (pond life) Chelsea fan on here shows the worst of football. It's sad but I guess we all need to accept that even the very limited people amongst us have the right to support a team, however unintelligent they may be.
tophobunty
I am a chelsea fan, as a ardent user of vital chelsea, I have never seen the user name @Blueboychelsea...I am amazed at what he is typing on here, shame!....smh!
layorh12
Agree Topho. Unfortunately, all clubs seem to have these type of characters. However, with the Internet we never really know who or what they are....maybe this one is a rattled Gooner in disguise! Anyway, let's hope the lads can top our glasses up this afternoon. COYS!
Harry-Kari
Lahore, good posting. You generally get what you deserve at this level And no doubting Chelsea deserves to finish top 4. Hope you win the Europa on Wednesday too.
tophobunty
Okay, if anyone is looking for a good omen for today, our last five matches have been draw, win, draw, win, draw. so the next in the sequence should be ....
In-spurs-ational
I'v never posted here but i hope u beat arsenal 4 top 4.n this blue boy,i truely have never seen his comments @ vitalcfc!
blue5
yes even i haven't seen the blue boy on vc. Good luck to you now that spurs are no longer involved in our champions league qualification. I honestly hate arsenal who want the champions league only for revenue. Chelsea, real madrid, barcelona, united play it to win.
Blue India
Dembele and Lennon both reported to have recovered from their injuries.
Hotspur 1882
wot the feck... OX erase the rantings of this little squirt...
Yidmarks
Last season we were shafted by Chris Foy at Stoke. Better team. Disallowed goal, sending off. Numerous other incorrect decisions, some involving crude 'tackles'.
Hope the record is put straight today.
Hotspur 1882
Stoke will come at Spurs if only to help shape the final outcome of Premier League places and show they matter. I don't think it's a good idea putting on players not recovered enough from injuries to be effective and in danger of aggravating those injuries. Not playing them (or not for long) today but in a few days' time when they are fitter, would be better use of resources. Or score a couple of goals early and if possible bring off players who have contributed enough to keep fit(tish) but who now need a break so as not to threaten that. Spurs may be stretched going into today's match but do still have players in the squad to get the job done.
Airwave
OX - Whatever happened to "abuse will not be tolerated"?? If that pathetic person is allowed to post on here just one more time, you need to take a long hard look at how you're running the site, mate.. Hopefully THE FEAR has seen what that person has said & acts swiftly to remove 'it' from the whole Vital network!!

Thanks to Blue India & layorh12, appreciate you both being grown-ups and posting in a respectable manner..
coopsieyid

...................Adebayor........................
........................................................
Siggy..............Bale..................Lennon
........................................................
...........Hudd.........Dembele/Parker......
........................................................
Verts........Daws......Caulker.......Walker
........................................................
.........................Lloris.......................
Yidmarks
I hate to say it but Arsenal and Chelsea have been almost faultless in recent weeks, the winning mentality at both clubs (unfortunately not fully there at ours yet) has really shone through. They have not slipped up at all really and apart from the Fulham home fixture we too have been playing well, it's just Arsenal and Chelsea have that little bit more than us. I see it all being decided today with us only getting a score draw at Stoke.
MrSpurs
MrSpurs, I'm glad you used the term "yet" when talking about our winning mentality. Would you agree that is certainly seems that AVB is getting such a mentality within our club & the minds of the players? How many late winners? How many late goals to save us from a loss? In previous seasons I very much doubt we'd have done any of what we've done this season. Fair point fella?
coopsieyid
Yid I would start SIggy , I would play Dembele in the middle of Lennon and bale as a 3 behind Ade, Hudd and Parker behind them. This is one game you could imagine us going 3/5/2
tophobunty
Yid I meant I would not start siggy
tophobunty
as a chelsea fan i'd like to apologise for that douchebag further up the thread. despite our rivalry spurs fans have been very respectful this season.
arbor9
arbor9 - Cheers fella, but you're clearly a class above the moron you're apologising for. Respect to you for acting on his behalf though, I'm guessing his mum must have called him & told him it's lunch time though, because he seems to have vented his animosity & fecked off!!
coopsieyid
Thank you to our guest Blue Boy Chelsea, for is words of wisdom, i would suggest mummy gets him a dictionary for his next birthday or christmas, which ever comes first. Anyway onto todays game, will the result be a financial step forwards for Mr Levy and his champions league windfall, it won't be a life changing game for me, we may win, we may put one foot into the financial pot, until tuesday when le scum will beat wigan, so with two games left another season draws to a close. Europe will be either, tuesday, wednesday or thursday and Basel come from switzerland, not norway his good at geography as well as english.
spu 4 life
OH GOD, here we go AGAIN!!

ITK bollox on Damiao...

"Who: Jasper
When: 11th May
Where: SO

Jasper on SO has posted alluding to LD,
Have we finally done it after a long courtship I wonder? Nothing more to add ;)".................
coopsieyid
@SpursOfficial: Team v Stoke - Lloris; Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen; Lennon, Huddlestone, Parker, Dempsey; Adebayor, Bale.........

So I'd guess it'll be...

Lloris

Walker
Dawson
Caulker
Vertonghen

Huddlestone
Parker

Lennon
Bale
Dempsey

Adebayor


And if there was any doubt at all that BAE's days are numbered at our club, surely this erases them?
coopsieyid
Notice Ekotto isn't even on the bench!!
coopsieyid
OUR SUBS - Friedel, Naughton, Carroll, Dembele, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Defoe.

Pretty strong looking bench really!!
coopsieyid
Begovic; Shotton, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilson; Adam, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Etherington; Walters, Crouch

Substitutes: Sorensen, Cameron, Jones, Owen, Kightly, Wilkinson, Jerome.
coopsieyid
Can you ban or report that BlueBoyChelsea ?? Do it if you can / know how to. I hope you will get that 4th spot, good luck ! :) I wanna see Wenger's face when they drop out of CL... :) btw I'm a Chelsea- fan and that blueboychelsea is making me sick.
Strapping Blue
Some robust characters to battle with today.
But let's not run away with the idea that Stoke are completely devoid of skill. On their day they can play.
Hotspur 1882
Strapping Blue, our moderator is MUCH more lenient than pretty much all other Vital site moderators & pretty much never bans anyone, mate. Hopefully this is one of those Sunday's where somebody has pi$$ed him off & he takes his frustrations out on that person who is a blot on the rest of you!!
coopsieyid
Oh NO!
I have just noticed that the fourth official is Chris Foy. None of last years antics I hope. He cost us three points last year at Stoke.
Hotspur 1882
Holtby should of started ahead of Parker!
silwalyid
H1882 - How long before Adam makes another attempt at ending Bale's career? The ref had better be keeping an eye on him today!! Apparently it's a guy called Kevin Friend, anyone know anything about him?
coopsieyid
Bale talking about strengthening his right foot in the off season then using it in pre-season... Doesn't sound like he's off anywhere, does it Gaywalker :).
coopsieyid
Yes, Holtby should start but not ahead of Parker. He should play instead of Hudd. What good is spraying passes when you turn like a double decker bus and have the speed of one as well! Parker & Holtby if we want to win the midfield battle. Ah well, we can only hope for the best now.
hiano
Well he's picked the wrong side again, let's see how much more difficult it makes winning this game for us.
tophobunty
LOL coopsieyid All bale said in the interview is what we all already know apart from the Gaywalker, is that bale is happy here but wants to play abraod in the future, something which he said years ago. Now i hope people on this website put the bogus subject to bed!
spurfect one
No chance of that, spurfect. As long as there's a drum to bang, those people will continue to bang it, no matter how out of tune it is!!

top - Nothing like waiting until after the event, is there!! You need to get your CV in to Levy ASAP fella.
coopsieyid
Unbeaten in our last 6 games, only lost something like 2 out of our last 20, just imagine how good we'd be doing if AVB could select the right team!!
coopsieyid
Dempsey is AN KENT . **** **** ****
tophobunty
can anybody tell me what Dempsey if doing playing for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
tophobunty
FFS
philbill
Come on top, enlighten us.. Who SHOULD he have selected then? What IS the right line-up to start with? Taking into account thst, in your opinion, Sigurdsson & Holtby are "$hit", Dembele isn't fit etc etc.
coopsieyid
Coops
Poetic justice if Adam were to injure himself with one of his attempts.

Kevin Friend reffed L'pool v Chelsea (suarexz biting). Also disallowed a goal for Leeds against us, in January, blowing for full time one second before the ball entered the net.
Hotspur 1882
you wouldnt see that defending @ school boys level
123spurs
Ha ha ha, here we go again. Can we not get up for this. Clearly Loris fault ther, he should of got that.
markyboy40
TELL ME SOMEONE PLEASE
tophobunty
READ UP COOPSIE THE ANSWERS THERE......................................
tophobunty
Just giving them a head start.
DocHotspurs
dont we always doc? wonder why?
tophobunty
see what do i know ....get in there ..........
tophobunty
"can anybody tell me what Dempsey if doing playing for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club".......

"Dempsey is AN KENT . **** **** ****"...........

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coopsieyid
And how many more VITAL goals does he have to score before respect is earned?
coopsieyid
YES THE ANSWER is there, you'd start an UNFIT Dembele in the middle...I thank the invisible man in the sky, for giving me the strength to deal with such things lol
coopsieyid
Hudd, please stop taking corners, thanks
spurfect one
Pleat is *****ing me off as an ex Spurs manager he is all for Stoke
philbill
stoke supporters are scum
ledleygomez
all a bit stoke-on-trent kick anything that moves, but don't like it in return, what a shi7 side they are, pull your phucking finger out ref, struth ruth it's huth, he will get sent off or shawcross, adams one will go.
spu 4 life
Stoke hanging on here.
Hotspur 1882
Last day:
Everton to beat Chelsea? Newcastle to beat Arsenal?
But can the lads do their bit today?
Hotspur 1882
coopsie are you god? if that ball had fallen to me i would have hit the target, come on man see the bigger pitcture i thought you were more intelligent than that mate. He took that well but game in game out what does he offer? if you are happy for us to have players of that level at our club its your choice, I am not happy about that, its my choice.
tophobunty
about time he booked some of them they just hack the opposition all over the park, disgrace for a prem side.
philbill
Steve Miller does fat familes, Gok Wan does how to look good naked, maybe we could get Tony Pulis to show us how to defend an attack set pieces.
123spurs
Keep the pressure turned up in the second half, we are not doing a lot wrong, run at them and they will kick us over, play our game and keep cool. let them do the kicking it wont pay off for ever. we can win this.
spu 4 life
clint 1st season for us and playing out of position to accomadate bale, he is not a LW hes AMC, and has scored some very important goals for us,
123spurs
Stoke are playing like its a cup final.Why does everyone up their game against us?
silwalyid
Parker is playing really good forward passes!
silwalyid
Adams is nasty, he tried to do Lennon in that first half, nasty nasty player
tophobunty
Parker played the ball forward and it led to a goal, he then repeated it and Bale almost cut in and scored with his left. Daws and Bale both had good chances there at the end of the half but Stoke look a threat as we look to be a half step slow dealing with some of those aerial balls in the box. Must keep pressing and we will get one of theirs sent off, its a matter of time. Stay positive boys we've been a 2nd half squad all year. COYS.
YankeeSpur23
Can we tame the ugly the beast that is Stoke? It's like good vs evil, hopefully good previals this half. 45 minutes to keep our season alive COYS
spurfect one
COYS! 45 minutes to show what we are made of. Just do it!
mountainyid
spurfect, well said mate, football versus stoke.
tophobunty
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
darkenvai
123spurs - Well said, re Dempsey..

top - No I'm not God, there's no such thing!! Game in game out what does he offer? I've already answered that, as has 123spurs since.. What Dempsey offers is VERY important goals.. People harp on about where we'd be without Bale's goals, go to our fixtures, see the winning or equalising goals that Dempsey has scored, then come back & tell me (us) where we'd be if it wasn't for those goals. THAT is what he offers "game in game out"...
coopsieyid
Thanks Charlie!
Durbanspur
Now we bring on Carroll for Thudd & pass the legs off Stoke!!
coopsieyid
Bye bye Adam. Fecking thug!!
coopsieyid
Cheers Charlie! :0)
DocHotspurs
Charlie Adam is one nast fecker
spurfect one
PHCKING TOLD YA, BA$TARD
spu 4 life
we will score 2 this half, keep going at Huth and Shotton and get one of them sent off as well. Come on boys its there for the taking
YankeeSpur23
2ND GOAL NEEDED ON 65MINS
spu 4 life
We should get Parker off and bring on Dembele.
TQ2Spurs
AVB must be soooo average in training our squad for he final 3rd, even against 10 'men'.... not aclue about penetration, interchanging of positions, slick 1-2s, etc etc.... we look clueless and this could now end 0-0.
The Gaywalker
back and forth, side to side, over and over again, no tempo, no urgency... no Top4
The Gaywalker
Adam had to go, before he caused injury to an opponent.
Hotspur 1882
time to get huddlestone off the pitch and carroll on
Cape Town Spurs
Walker u cant exactly have a tempo when they have all 9 men behind the ball. Have confidence man, we'll get it.
YankeeSpur23
You numpty Gaywalker, how can it end 0-0? lol
TQ2Spurs
Come on guys stop the pretty patterns and ******** do something...
philbill
I can't make out why some people consistently complain about Scott Parker.
Hotspur 1882
oops...1-1 ;-)
The Gaywalker
AVB leaving subs too late -- need fresh fast legs now -- carroll & defoe on... huddlestone & parker off
Cape Town Spurs
NEED DEFOE ON
spu 4 life
good job Lennon, come on Bale.
YankeeSpur23
@Hotspur 1882.......don't know if you were responding to my post but I wasn't commenting on his performance, just though we could swap a defensive mid for an attacking one as we are playing 10 men.
TQ2Spurs
sorry but this is *****... we are too slow in the build up. where the ***** is the urgency??? This will be 1:1 if we play like this
philbill
would not have brought dembele on but at least parker is off - that is a positive
Cape Town Spurs
There seems to be an agenda to kick Bale and Lennon out of the game.
Hotspur 1882
You've got to laugh at Pulis getting so animated about one of his players being held in the penalty area! :-)
TQ2Spurs
I really think its a coaching issue.... so often this season we just lack penetration, variety of attack, EFFECTIVE passing.... totally anemic attacking play which now has draw all over it... on this showing Arse will deserve Top4 not Spurs
The Gaywalker
TQ2Spurs
Not guilty! :o) No not your post in particular. There are always several before, during and after every game. Even when he is one of our best performers.
Hotspur 1882
Come on, we can't even create with 11 v 10, we have no creativity
markyboy40
I think Puis & Harry had words before the game!
mountainyid
finally... a c-midfielder that can effin RUN with the ball... now more of it but go for the return at pace not just stand back... unlucky Bale.
The Gaywalker
Hotspur....no probs mate, know what you mean though! :-)
TQ2Spurs
TAKE HUDD OFF NOW AND BRING CIGARSON ON
spu 4 life
We are so ******** slow we are playing like qwe are 3 1 up ffs this is *****ing me off
philbill
pointless possession with no end-product
The Gaywalker
ADDDDEEEEEE
Crazyspursfan
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees
ledleygomez
the link-up 1-2 plays are non-existent... soooo easy to defend against.
The Gaywalker
nice one Ade...nice one SOOOOON !!!! XXXXXXXX
The Gaywalker
Goal, goal,goal
markyboy40
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL COYFFFSSSS
YankeeSpur23
Phew!!!!!
Hotspur 1882
Gaywalker I bet that hurt, try supporting your team.
ItalianYiddo
KEEP ATTACKING KEEP THEM IN THEIR OWN HALF
spu 4 life
QPR beating Newcastle.
If that stays that way, Newcastle will have to beat Goons next week.
Thanks Harry, Joe, Kevin.
Hotspur 1882
Gylfi on now. Time for a third to make it safe!
Hotspur 1882
As it stands, even if Wigan force a draw, let alone win at Arsenal, we are ahead.
Hotspur 1882
What the feck are we doing, OMG play fottball
markyboy40
I've had enough of AVB getting his selections & tactics wrong now... AVB OUT!!!!

CLUELESS none-supporting tw@s!!!

How about you doubting tossers **** off 7 leave the rest of us to SUPPORT our manager & our team? That's too much to ask though, isn't it!!.

WELL DONE AGAIN THFC.. 'supporters' did the team proud, the team did the 'supporters' proud... This 3rd consecutive slump is awful to endure!!
coopsieyid
Job done COYS
ItalianYiddo
Demps starts 3rd-man run behind Bale ---> gets PENETRATING pass from intermediary = gets behind defence !!.... 1st time in 2nd half
The Gaywalker
That'll do! Two points ahead, in third place.
Hotspur 1882
Well done Spurs. I never had any doubts ;0)
DocHotspurs
OOps! Two points ahead, in fourth place.
Hotspur 1882
GREAT STUFF, WON A GAME AND BALE NEVER SCORED. Poor old pullis and the stoke kickers
spu 4 life
thank god dempsey got taken he was shocking today, even though he scored and got an assist :D, fantastic 3 points,
123spurs
Lads Lads Lads Lads Lads Lads, we won the majority of our away games this season... Imagine what could have been if the home support was as strong as the away support!! But yeah, stay quiet & chant "you don't know what you're doing".. That helps too!!
coopsieyid
My only gripe AGAIN and MUST be eliminated from our game next season is WE TOOK FOOT OFF PEDAL when we went 2-1 up with at least 10 mins to go including added time. We could have easily been caught out by one ball in the box or one ball given away or a one good strike. It was dangerous and silly but we got away with it.

So it will go to last game of the season and now Arsenal can feel the pressure Tuesday.

Well done lads a overall hardworking performance which we deserved to win.

Adam deserved to be sent off as he was obviously being ruthless and was a injury to one of our players in the waiting.

Now lets see if Newcastle and QPR can draw or Newcastle lose so Newcastle have to win their last game.
thfan
Thrilled, it does not matter how it got done but man that was satisfying to watch all that finally pay off. Well done to the squad, big goal again Ade and Dempsey again scoring one and assisting on the winner. He might not be flashy but he does seem to make some quite important plays for our club. Saying every prayer i know for Wigan on Tuesday now. Might even go to church!! How amazing wud it have been if Villa had clung on for a draw yesterday. That really wud have made it interesting. COYS.
YankeeSpur23
CONGRATS SPURS FANS..am a chelsea fan but You guys deserves top 4 and i know u'll get it.Newcastle will beat ass_enal on final day,that am sure of.CONGRATS.
BETIKS
Best*
spurfect one
This myth of our end of season slump this year is exactly that, a myth. 2 defeats in the last 21 games is very good, we just have to accept the fact that Chelsea and Arsenal have also been in triffic form.

Anybody else think Vertonghen is our bet LB at the club? I know he likes playing CB but he put some great balls across and defended superbly.
spurfect one
Come on QPR, give Newcastle a reason to play next week. Nice to see Everton are in scoring form, getting ready for the Chavs.
DocHotspurs
happy you guys won hoping arsenal will drop points against Wigan.
obimikelisdbest
need QPR to win makes wigan and barcodes play harder in the scum games
spu 4 life
boy oh boy do we make hard work of it....well done lads....lets home QPR keep Newcastle well focused for the last day.
tophobunty
Get you're Wigan shirts here. COYW!
stu_u2k
Great result again but what a rotten game. I wish Stoke would buy some footballers and get a football coach and play football instead of a feet-only version of Up-and-Under Rugby League. At least that thug Adam got what he deserved (apart from a broken leg that is). Our defending is shocking and we play with no pace at all...you can almost hear the players' thought processes clunking along. Please can we play some fast-paced attacking football. Barcelona of old we are not. However it worked again today so can't really complain. Well done lads and AVB.
Harry-Kari
Same amount of points as last year with one more game.

#AVBOUT
coopsieyid
Come on you R's!
stu_u2k
spu4 dead right why on earth did we drop deeper and deeper when we went 2-1 up?
tophobunty
BETIKS- Thank much appreciated and well done to Chelsea they have really pulled themselves through a difficult season and shown they have talent in the squad. Good luck for Europa.
thfan
proud of the team no matter what happens next week, COYS
123spurs
Dempsey man of the match ,good game .

Really good professional performance ,well .
Hudd & lennon were dreadful but the much criticised Walker & Adebayor are on a roll with good games ,again both really good .

Our best ever away win record in the EPL has just been extended ,all about 3 points today ,Spurs got 3 points .

Sign Wigans Callum Mcmanaman ,superb right winger ,hope we get him .Hope the Adebayor we`re seeing now carries on next season ,still need a striker though .
Sell BAE ,no good no more
big cockeral
I'll echo that statement 123spurs - even when they've been frustrating they've never stopped trying - next season could prove interesting.
DocHotspurs
coopsie why do you think everyone on here must act the same way as you and share all your opinions? care to explain< start of by saying coopsie style "where did i say that" then read 200 of your posts post tight games. or should we rename this vitalcoopsieagreewithmeorgowaway.moron
tophobunty
Come On You Spurs!!!! What a rollercoaster ride! Over to you Arsene!
mountainyid
big cockeral BAE Just needs to watch Vertonghens performnce today of how to perform to near perfection at LB.
spurfect one
this will be the first time that a team with 70 points miss out of champions league!!!
vedospur
how awesome is it to finally look at the table again knowing (that at least for a couple of days), the pressure is on someone else. Just hope the goons get all the "MUST WIN" headlines like we have had to put up with over the last week. Fantastic result again today, 1 down, 1 to go! Come on you Latics!
EASY AS_AVB
tophobunty Only just worked that out about poopsieyid ?
big cockeral
Very very pleased. We did our bit. Good job :-) Good night all.
Madaboutspurs
@thfan thanks.
BETIKS
Good grief, how rubbish is that bloody yank, he only goes and scores to pull us level, then gives the worst player in the world an assist for him to score AGAIN. I just can't understand how on earth we are in fourth. Oh yeah it's cz we got AVB as our manager and players who are happy with him. Great changes again and loved the way we were so patient in our game as we had to be against a packed defence like Stoke's. Back up to fourth, the pressure is really on le arse now, the HAVE to win against Wigan now.
chrishove123
top - I NEVER go on match day threads, until today. But that was because I knew you (& other members) would be regretting their words, come games end!! Nobody needs to share my opinions at all... Just think, IF you'd have held your "Dempsey is $hit" etc, until the end of the game, you wouldn't look like such a dick now, would you? Same with AVB's WRONG SELECTION.... As I said before the game, "Nothing like waiting until after the event".... Sorry I was right ;) COYS, COYAVB, IAVBIT... Ooops sorry, I meant AVBOUT
coopsieyid
We battled well and did not let the constant fouling by Stoke get to us. Adam deserved to go, he would be a stand out skillful player in a pub side and that where he belongs. I wish we showed a little more urgency when we needed a goal, speed up the play it was far too pedestrian. Even if we finish 5th which is now guaranteed at least it will have been a good season. I think after a shaky start AVB has done well with what is a poor set of strikers. Get a few quality players in the Summer and we may well push on. At the very least we needed to put pressure back on Arse and we have done that COYS
philbill
a few good games for wigan oh lets sign him, how do you thing he would handle the pressure of a top 4 club, didnt we buy siggy and demspey cause they were great for there clubs. hate for him to turn out like them
123spurs
LMFAO chrishove!! BigC, you've been PROVEN to be as much of a mug asd the guy you're attempting to speak to.. Nice try though sweetheart, one of us was right BEFORE the event, one wasn't... Somebody else will tell you which because I doubt you can work it out!!
coopsieyid
Considering the importance of the game, the pressure the team is under and the fact we were up north against Stoke Kingston Rovers from the rugby league it was a very solid performance and great result. We were tough mentally and did everything needed to win away at Stoke. A great result. Good performances all round and another goal in the last 10 minutes. All we need is a bit more incision, pace and ruthlessness up front. COYS.
SpuriousLife
happy you guys won hoping arsenal will drop points against Wigan.
obimikelisdbest
Great result, we can only hope, win our last game v Sunderland, and look for a favour from either Wigan or Newcastle, or ideally both. In truth the damage was done to our chances weeks ago. We will finish with 72 points, good, if not quite good enough.
Frank
Careful Spurious... You sound almost logical there. That#ll be lost on at least 2 members of this site!!.....

COYS, FOYnonesupportingTW@S
coopsieyid
Frank, not "good"... How about "best ever in the PL"??
coopsieyid
Obv this is a great ending to our season. Will Arsenal feel the pressure? Don't count on it. Proud of the team whatever happens, and we will have Bale next season!
asherthesmasher
Lol, this is the only forum where people fall out as much when the team win as when they lose....maybe its the passion we all have for the club and the fact that the support for Spurs is evident by the number of posters on here?
philbill
Logic is in short supply today Coops! I for one would have taken your arm off in August had we been offered the chance to be on 69 points with one game left of the season. COYS!
SpuriousLife
asher - You should not be proud. What you should be doing is pointing out the deficiencies in AVB's first season, which he's often missed crucial members of the squad, the spine of the team, a team missing King, Modric & VDV... Our ending is apparently not good enough, just as our season seemingly hasn't been!!
coopsieyid
siggy an demspey goals has helped us to be in this position just as bale goals has helples us.
123spurs
Spurious, then you're deluded too!!!

philbill, I implore you to simply check out the posts prior to kick-off... See how AVB got it wrong, how Dempsey is $hit & a KENT (I think that that's he's related to Superman's illegitimate faimly?).. If you can be arsed to back-track over them posts, you'll clearly see why there's disagreements, mate ;)
coopsieyid
Thought you might like that one coopsie, POST MATCH Coopsie, read it please! I am still not convinced Dempsey offered a huge amount to the game, credit he took his goal very well. I dont see what he offers most games, I dont think he's good enough for us. Bit like Glen Hoddle said last week. There again Coopsie you have offered more to THFC than Hoddle ever did, so I agree with you......... BIGC how are you mate? on a general note, a win at Stoke is always a good win, well done lads, from a supporters point of view, my lord dont we make it hard work.
tophobunty
Anyway, I may buy myself a new (but older) car, nothing to do with our result, though I do feel much happier.... However, Anyone know anything about a 'Chrysler PT Cruiser'?? I love the style of them, always have... So to celebrate my smiley face, should I get one? Are American cars trouble? this one has FSH, lovely condition etc etc.. Cheap too BUT if it's going to be trouble, I'd rather give it a miss... Honest people only answer please......
coopsieyid
123 - How can "siggy an demspey goals has helped us to be in this position just as bale goals has helples us"???............

They're both $HIT you know!!
coopsieyid
top - NOTHING more can be added to a game, other that CRUCIAL goals.. Remember the game we watch each week? NOTHING can happen without goals, so what is it he offers? ... as for Glenda Hoddle, I'm not giving good old 'Arry a rimming session... EVERY time I hear Hoddle speak, I think "get over it pal, you failed as a manager, now leave our manager alone"... You know what I'm saying, top... I KNOW you do ;)
coopsieyid
thats true coops silly me i should of known better its all bale bale bale
123spurs
Coopsie don't you have to have a Thompson machine gun in the boot and wear a fedora to drive one of them, you will be a modern day Al Capone.
Frank
tophobunty 3 points are 3 points . Alls good & with poopsieyid ,"ignorance is bliss " :) so c`mon Wigan & Newcastle ,even if one draw (both amazing ) just don`t lose . .

Sunderland at home could be our cup final
big cockeral
What is wrong you with lot - we win again and all you can do is argue between yourselves. How about unite and get behind the boys. We lost VDV, Modric and King in the summer, spent nowt in Jan, have had 2 duffers up frot all year and we're still in with a shout of 4th. We're not perfect but we're there with 1 game to go. It's out our hands but we have a chance...
mattspurs1982
Sunderland 1 up, hope they win as that will make them safe before we play them.
TQ2Spurs
Totally agree with the comments re Charlie Adam, he should be playing for "The Dog and Duck", fits in well with the rest of the "Stoke gang", they are, and have been ever since they unfortunately got into the PL, a disgrace. I thought at one stage this season they were getting relegated, unfortunately I was wrong. It would be nice to get rid of them, and get in a football club to replace them.
Frank
I'm sure that we are all totally aware of the permutations, but that doesn't remove the pleasure of having it reconfirmed by others. This courtesy of the BBC:
WIGAN WOE
darkenvai
Erm:
WIGAN WOE
This is turning into a bad day for Wigan. Newcastle, Sunderland and Norwich are all winning as it stands. Wigan may have to go and win at Arsenal at this rate
darkenvai
That's the beauty BigCock, I wasn't/am not ignorant.. I just prefer to wait until after te event before shouting my mouth off. Which one looks silly today, top or myself?

mattspurs - You're SO RIGHT.... Check earlier posts (if you can be arsed) then you'll see wy the disagreements are taking place..
coopsieyid
Not sure if a win for Newcastle would be bad for us the barcodes might play better with the pressure off them.... OK maybe not ;)
philbill
dark - Best we could hope for really?
coopsieyid
At least a Sunderland win means Wigan would be in with a chance of overhauling Southampton.
TQ2Spurs
oh that small guy Coutinho, is playing brilliant again today picking the lock of a prem defence..
tophobunty
coopsie you are right and hoddle is wrong, of course I am stupid, is it possible you could post me one of your cornish flip flops for me to kiss?
tophobunty
i was thinking that too philbill. but following the red card for rob elliot and the injury to krul arsenal will be facing newcastle's third choice keeper
Guernman
coopsie, ps I am not worthy, thank you Lord for taking the time to acknowledge my existence, prey I am not worthy of your presence. I need to go out now to see some of my friends at the night shelter.
tophobunty
well done again today Harry tactical genius, Newcastle can wear their North Eastern flip flops against arsenl
tophobunty
I am well pleased we scored, ade is at last getting his act together.. Lets hope he scores the winning goal at WHL.. then his comments on arsenal Champ. League entry will be correct, on his part... i.e. talk the talk.. walk the walk... Glad that Thug adams got sent off..COYS
Block D Spurs
so to summarise Coopise My self and Glen Hoddle think both siggy and Demspey are not good enough, you think they are. Have a good evening, off to the night shelter. ps send me a SAE with the flip flop and i will send it back when cleaned.
tophobunty
Trust me ;) The barcodes will turn in a fantastic season finale in their last home game, surely? Mind you if Arse draw or lose v Wigan we only need to win to guarantee CL football. Arse have looked every bit as nervous as us in the last few games. They were woeful against QPR. COYS
philbill
Dempsey=MOTM, for me. He might be slow but quick thinking and earns free kicks and is a team player. Good man IMHO. COYS.
Arky
Taking all results into account, PL table shows: 1) Wigan need 1 pt at least from their tuesday match against Arsenal. If they lose, they will be relegated even beating Villa next sunday as their final points will count to 38, the same Sunderland will have if we managed to beat them but Black Cat´s GD is less poorer than Wigan´s; 2) Newcastle is safe from a Championship season. Villa and Wigan are below them at the table and they play each other next sunday and both GD are mediocre. They will play for pride against Arsenal. Hope they will be on fire, neerthless; 3) Sunderland is current sitting at 17th at the table and if Wigan takes a point from Arsenal and beats Villa, they will be relegated. It means they might play an open game against us, giving us chances to kill them on the break; 4) Conclusion (everyody knows it...) => Wigan will play another "Game of Life" next tuesday and they need 1 point at least so that they can fight their last battle next sunday.
AlexSpur
"Jenas brings the ball forward for QPR, but he fails to find a pass. He has been virtually anonymous today". Nothing new there then :-)
TQ2Spurs
It is now clear. wigan have to beat Arsenal becuase a draw will not be enough as that would give them 36 points and even a win against Villa will give them 39 points same as Sunderland if we beat them but Sunderland have better goal difference by a mile and all other teams already have more than 39 points. So it is simple by Tuesday night we will know if Newcastle are safe. If wigan win then Newcastle are not safe as Wigan can get 41 points same as Newcastle now and both teams have similar goal difference so Newcastle will want to get something from Arsenal game to take them above 41 points not to chance staying up on goal difference. If Wigan fail to beat Arsenal then they are relegated and Newcastle don't need anything from Arsenal game so then it will be a matter of hoping they play their last game with pride and give their fans something to be proud of and help Pardew keep his job. So ineffective we really need Wigan to pull it out of the hat Tuesday and beat Arsenal as even a draw will do us even though it will not be enough for Wigan to stay up.
thfan
In fact Wigan do us a favour and get something from Arsenal we return the favour and beat Sunderland and then all Wigan have to do is get something from Villa even a draw to take them to 40 points and Sunderland are down. It could be a two way thing lol
thfan
thfan - If Wigan win both games they will have 41 points. But because they play Aston Villa on the final day, a win for Wigan would leave Villa on 40 points. Newcastle already have 41. Thus meaning that Villa or Sunderland get relegated (I think) and I think Newcastle are already safe no matter what...
rahn DMC
TQ2.... taking 1 move to represent any player is pretty peurile... Jenas has scored twice as many Prem goals as Dembele in less than half the appearances this season.... our midfielders were pretty anonymous for most of the game with their incessant backwards/sideways passing for the vast majority of the game against 1- men today
The Gaywalker
ranh DMC - yes your right Newcastle are safe. It's between Wigan, Villa and Sunderland I think lol
thfan
Gaywaliker you are such a pr@, did you not see the smiley at the end of my post? FFS lighten up!
TQ2Spurs
thfan... even if Wigan draw they will need to overcome a goal-diff of about 10, and thats with Sunderland losing to us... realistically Wigan have to win against Arse to even have a chance to stay up
The Gaywalker
TQ2.... only true prats try and make cheap jokes by jumping on the scapegoat-bandwagon.... xx
The Gaywalker
Gaywalker.....how do you arrive at the assumption that I am scapegoating anyone? All I did was copy and paste a comment from the text commentary on the QPR match! And you can keep your man kisses to yourself, you might be gay, I cetainly 'aint.
TQ2Spurs
Topho - can you not at least see that our new found resolve, think we have scored after 80 mins in our last 6 matches or something like that is down to personnel - particularly the likes of Dempsey and Siggy who always look like they have goals in them and whilst maybe not the quickest, always work their socks off for the team ?
Windlespur
I think its over for Wigan,There's no chance Villa are going down.Its between them and Sunderland
silwalyid
Villa will not have Benteke(red card), they have problems.
Arky
Very good performance today, limiting Stoke to just one attempt on goal while they had the full compliment on the pitch. How many of us marked this fixture down as one where we were likely to drop points. 7 games unbeaten now, and only two defeats in 21 games with a record points total on the cards if we win next week. Not bad for a team riddled with ****3 players, eh?

So credit where credit is due today to Dempsey. He's got more flak than most, but his contribution today won us the game
SpursEagle
Very proud of the boys today, expected it to be a tight game and really thought we'd get a draw so I'm chuffed to bits. Surely Arse can't beat Wigan and the Toon! Job done today, get the job done against Sunderland and see what happens. COYS!
Jantheman
Wigan is the focus point now. Both for 4th CL place and Championship last spot. Arsenal will be undoubtly under pressure because Spurs won a tough way match. If Wigan manages to play like they did against City yesterday, they might get a draw and let their fate undecided till last fixture because their direct competitors will be playing a side which has all to play for (us). Wigan cannot afford to come home with zero pts. If they fail, last fixture will be interesting only for Tottenham and Arsenal.
AlexSpur
some of you fellas are fecking hilarious...

why dont we knock AVB's choices after we have lost..

oh look.... we won..

IAVBIT.... COYS....
Yidmarks
tophobunty yeah Dempsey and Siggy are so cra9 that they score vital goals at vital times in vital games for us. As for Dempsey he is so bloody rubbish that he scores and then sets one up in a very high pressure must win game. Hmmm really poor showing from thee rubbish yank isn't it. OR is it that they are starting to make you look like a bit of a fool with you ranting on about how bad they are and yet they both manage to pull things out of the fire for us. I suppose you are consistent though, even if you are IMHO totally wrong because they are starting to come good and next season they will make you look even more foolish by upping their games even more so that they look like the players they should be. CLASS..
chrishove123
Avb got his defensive selection totally right today, playing verts at left back and adding caulker height. Tactics at tottenham - finally.
Windlespur
Yep' "Decent result" ( we have to remind ourselves, that 45mins' appx' was against 10 men)...great to see Caulker used. Small pieces of luck going our way, at last. Excellent to see Adam put to the sword. IMO..Pulis should show him the AXE. Now, let's see some real flair and a hatfull vs Sunderland. Well done...."Gritty" performance by spurs. Exciting times, i "love" football.
82spursdebut
Ox must be chilling somewhere, there is no way he lets those comments at the start of the thread stand. Great post by thfan in reply to that tool. In regards to the game, a fantastic result, ball is now in Arsenals court. Huddlestone & Parker, WTF is going on with them. If Hudd's skill set is set pieces, then WTF is he doing on the pitch. The CM position is the pivot of the team, come and collect the ball and distribute you clown. Anyway, Coopsie, big risk with Chyrsler PT Cruiser. Quite a few lemons out there, they are not known for being a great 2nd hand buy. Don't know the UK prices, but if you going for a station wagon / estate, I'd be looking at the Subaru's. Not the WRX, but an Outback, Legacy or Forester.
thenuge
Good result, nice to see us being slightly more dynamic than some of the more recent performances, another positive is we didnt allow ourselves to get muscled out of it, stuck to the game plan and got back in the game despite the shocking early goal. Still a bit concerned about clear cut chances not being created, other than Bales cant really think of to many. Think C.Adams done us a favor by being a t***, although as soon as it happened our team immediately dropped to 2nd gear? why?. Crosses, low or high are crap, either pick an area to cross it or aim for the man, either way we're doing neither. Hopefully Wigan will do us a favor and against all odds we can make the top 4. COYS
coys1717
AVB Post match:

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11675/8709032/Tottenham-boss-Andre-Villas-Boas-happy-to-be-in-top-four-hunt

"He (Dempsey) has been absolutely immense this season with his assisting and his goalscoring and he has sometimes not got the credit he deserves," added Villas-Boas"

"He is a hard worker and a very complete athlete and he had an amazing game. It was an extremely good individual performance."

Difficult to argue with that. COYS!
Critical_Spur
82 spur, having stoke reduced to 10 men was an uplift for the fans but made it harder for the team as all they did then was sit back and defend. We are much better when teams come on to us and gaps appear. Hopefully next season when teams defend we will have someone to unpick them (moutinho) and some one to put them away (higuain) COYS
onlyonegreavesie
Not sure how at one stage having 85% of possession is called taking your foot off the gas .
It`s called being professional & last season we got 1 point from Stoke .This time last season a last gasp V.D.V header got us a point at home .Things have changed for the better
big cockeral
Onlyonegreavsie............yes, playing against 10 men, can be difficult sometimes. Yes, gaps would have openend up in th 2nd half. I just thought the first half was pretty even. Plus....Stoke may have been more of a threat in the 2nd half with 11 men, attacking the home (boothen end)....with the wind. i.e....Big threat from set pieces. Yes, i still feel spurs require a player shake up, for next season.
82spursdebut
Well said Matt, we need unity. A good performance and 3pts. Newcastle are safe which sometimes helps, they relax. As far as I am aware they don't like Arsenal too much either.
RAF Yid
that sheity manager of the geordies has just said "i dont care if we lose 4-0 to arsenal,"i always thought this guy as a cretin
ghulamville
I wouldn't want to be in le arse' shoes, at this moment in time. Let alone be one of them fans.....lol...hope they got lots hankies !!!!...lol
82spursdebut
Just a thought, but does a win against Sunderland and then still finishing fifth keep fans happy. The fans that thought we should never have got rid of Harry can say look we finished in a worse position than last year so we are going down hill. The fans that support AVB can say look we got more points than last year, we are improving.
In-spurs-ational
Think i would judge on whether we are closer to winning trophies / titles...in the future (near). That would need to be analytically assessed.....and concluded, come the start of next season / end of august.
82spursdebut
In-spurs-ational - I am happy regardless of this seasons outcome simply because under HR I became tired of the absolutely useless second half season results, completely fed up of the rubbish HR spoke about to the media and his constant face in the media, the old players brought in and the 'i'm more important than the club' attitude. Yes we played some good football at times under HR and we got fourth but he had a better and more experienced squad and with that squad and the lead we had in Jan we should have secured third simple as that, but no his head was in his bum about the England job and also there was all the distractions with his court case. WHL was becoming like a circus performance, not professional. AVB in his first season with a less experienced squad has done well. He is still learning and he will get better and we will see some additions so I am happy with the decision and look forward to next season with or with CL.

My only concern is transfers, I expect AVB to have certain players in mind which I am happy to trust his judgement but will he get those players. Our transfers have not been brilliantly of late and that concerns me. If AVB gets in the players he wants then I am happy to see him have another go next season and for many seasons to come. I do not miss HR, I do miss the flowing fast pace footy we sometimes played under HR but I am also liking the way the team is bringing in a different style that may not be so pretty but I think in the long run will be more effective and flare will come with a few additions. AVB is a manager that I would like to see at the lane for a very long time as long as he gets the backing and we progress.
thfan
Don't you just love the post-match quarter backs? Never wrong are they?
Harry-Kari
TQ2Spurs got a good laugh out of your last post to homostroller you seemed to frightened him off! Pity ade has found his form about two weeks too late, he reckons its because he's finally injury free whatever the reason he's like a different player!
Slurms McKenzie
thfan, nice post. I hope AVB stays for many years, however I don't think he will. He will either improve us and then get head hunted by a bigger club, or he will have a run of a few bad results and Levy will pull the trigger. The only thing in our favour is that AVB doesn't need to work - he's a rich man - so maybe building a legacy at the lane will be more of a pull than joining someone like Barcelona (whose fans don't seem to be too excited about winning the league this year http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22502645)
In-spurs-ational
I think we'll beat Stoke today, probably 2-1. I think Dempsey is a fine player even though he's had a bit of an indifferent season, by his own admission, but he'll probably score today, and may even set up another one...er...for Adebayor, who is a fine player even though he's had a bit of an indifferent season, though not by his own admission. I hope I'm right, as I'd hate to have our resident arbiter of all matters Spurs suggesting I'm ignorant of the great game of association football. Perish the thought.
lordjohnny
Talking of post match I think I got it spot on if anyone bothered to read the first post. Bloody hell, that's a first. COYS.
ItalianYiddo
We fans who support AVB can also say he has got us where he has with an inferior squad and a depleted first 11 due to transfers an injuries that have lasted all the season. Not once has AVB been able to put out his top players in a game. So in that respect we could very easily say that he has actually done a lot better than our previous incumbent. COYS COAVB.
chrishove123
For all that saturday was a day of celebration for Wigan and i think it's written in the stars, that tuesday night will turn full circle on them, they have to win both remaining games (hope they do) to have any chance of staying up if they do and we beat sunderland, two things, that you could only wish for in your wildest dreams happen, champions league qualifying game for us and sending x wet spam pal'o decameo down.
spu 4 life
interesting that harry is in no way to blame for QPR going down, although naturally he would have been entirely responsible if he had saved them. he didn't have enough quality players unfortunately - ignoring the fact that the QPR squad is considerably better than many above them in the table.
Guernman
Regardless of what happens in the next 6 days, I am quite pleased already. No doubt CL qualification would be a big icing on the cake but AVB and the players have done well over 37 games, all things considered. The Sunderland game at home is very very winnable and if Arsenal wins their last 2 games, I cannot begrudge them 4th spot. So, it's all ok. COME ON YOU SPURS and WIN one more time!!!
Madaboutspurs
72 points if we win against Sunderland.Whether we qualify for CL or not,it will be our best ever point haul in the pl. @Italianyiddo-It was 1 of the first things I noticed ;)
silwalyid
silwalyid, and being Spurs it would be typical if, even then, we don't get champ league football. Last season we got fourth and didn't get in, this season we could get 72 points and still not get in. You gotta love being a Spurs fan!
In-spurs-ational
The thing I have enjoyed most this season is seeing a "never say die" attitude develop in the club. We are not quite at man utd's level, but if you compare the start of the season when we kept conceding late goals, now we seem to be the ones getting the late goals. That's a good base to build on for next season.
In-spurs-ational
True, inspurational. AVB certainly has been working hard with the players. It's been a good season. Shame that Chelsea and Arsenal have both been playing so well last 2 months.
Madaboutspurs
Madaboutspurs, they say the table never lies. That may be true, but it doesn't tell the full story. We may end up being the fifth best team in the league, but boy have we run the two teams above us close. We've just lacked that extra bit of quality to turn some of those draws into wins. Hopefully we can address the problem over the summer. However, we've needed a decent striker for a few seasons now and never seem to get one, although, to be fair, Ade could have been that striker this season, but it just hasn't happened for him.
In-spurs-ational
I am wet and cold but happy!!!!! really dont understand what the hell we were doing after we got the second...playing for time instead of going after a third, i said to the stoke lad next to me ...we were going to throw this away AGAIN..but we didnt. Hud and Parker ....sorry were rubbish. its a shame that the rest of the results went against us..the sunderland game going to be hard if their fighting for survial especially when wigan win on tuesday night!!!! Still no mobile connection with thailand (lol) ....so i might just be at the sunderland game.
bangkokspur
One of the things I have enjoyed most about this season is how we give the top teams a good game almost every time. We no longer just hope for a draw or if lucky nick a win. Whenever we take to the pitch against the likes of Utd, Liverpool etc., we know we have a chance if playing well. Must say the talent pool in City still is scary.
Madaboutspurs
Alan Pardew after QPR game - ‘I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 [next weekend], if I’m honest. I’m sure Spurs will, but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.'

I generally don't pray for any club to get relegated. I guess I will change my mind on Newcastle this time around. What a classless manager.
sydqcb5
Madaboutspurs, we just need to carry that mentality through in games versus "lesser" opposition. Man utd win leagues not be beating the Chelseas and Arsenals, but by making sure they get six points from their games with the likes of Sunderland and Wigan (generally)
In-spurs-ational
Yeah I read that quote this am as well syd. A distinct lack of respect there, if he was not misquoted.
Madaboutspurs
regarding Pardew, he could just be being honest. He would like to win and will try to win, but, if he gets beat 4-0, he doesn't mind too much. You could say man utd have been doing the same since winning the league, it's not like they have not been trying, but it's hard to give 100% when technically nothing is on the line
In-spurs-ational
Don't know how Pardew was able to say that based on the current form his team have been in the last few months...If I were a Toon fan, I'd expect him to be with his tail between his legs...not careless, relaxed, and classless when he's been so close to getting his side relegated after spending quite a lot in January. That is, of course, if his quote is indeed true.
dcruzer
The quote is from Telegraph - so it is true. From a Newcastle perspective, its the last thing they would want to hear from their manager.
Its a bit frustrating to know that the teams who have achieved their goal for the season dont give all.
Cant depnd on these barcodes. Our hope is squarely on Wigan. Wigan got to get a minimum draw.
sydqcb5
well guys we have given ourselves a sporting chance, thats all we wanted in the last Month or so. I think it will go to the very last kick of the season now, lets hope Fergie time is passed on to AvB!! COYS
WestStandEnclosure
sydqcb5, I agree. Although mathematically it is going to go down to the final game of the season, realistically, Arsenal will beat Newcastle, so it's all down to the Wigan game.
In-spurs-ational
Newcastle were lucky against QPR - they ifted hem 2 goals with utter **** defending. But who knows, the fact that there is no pressure on them, could inluence them to play a bit more freely.
sydqcb5
So, looks like possible relegation candidates going to be Wigan, Villa & Sunderland, joining Reading & QPR.

Looking at possible relegation scrap buys for Levy ,

QPR - Remy
Sunderland - no one good enough
Villa - Benteke, Weimann
Wigan - Mccarthy, Mcmanaman & Kone.
sydqcb5
Syd - Sunderland do have one good player, Danny Rose. I'm confident that Levy can get him for us on the cheap ;-)
It's been interesting reading about our links to Remy and Benteke. Each time Remy gets mentioned, his price seems to go down. Last I read, he was available for £6m! Benteke, on the other hand just gets more and more expensive, although I was amused to read that his £20m price tag would put Arsenal out of the bidding and us at the front of the queue. No doubt because we are always spending that sort of money on new players!
As for the Wigan bunch; of the little that I've seen of them, McManaman is the one that has impressed me the most, although it appears that it is McCarthy that we are in the market for and, once again, at the front the queue. Front of the queue apparently meaning mentioned in the Sun AND the Mirror, not merely one or the other.
darkenvai
Wigan to draw at the library would be the ideal result, would mean Arseanal could only make 71 points at best but potentially more importantly would mean that Sunderland would be safe putting less pressure on them to get a result against us.
TQ2Spurs
We gotta get rid of this $hit!!

http://i.minus.com/ibf0dbVTx7kmnx.gif
coopsieyid
We either have a TOTAL PRICK on loan at Sunderland, or his facebook account is fake/has been hacked.. IF this is genuine, the boy needs to F OFF!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKFiOVrCAAA-IX9.jpg:large
coopsieyid
Thanks for the car advice guys :)
coopsieyid
Dark, the problems with Remy are he is on 90k per week at QPR, he vanishes in many games, he is quick and a good finisher, but might just be too injury prone for the tough ole Prem. At a low fee I understand why people think he's worth a punt. I would sign Mcmanaman today if we could. He has looked very good everytime he has played at Wigan since xmas or whenever his debut was.
tophobunty
Coops copy and paste the twitter page mate. Don't use $hi77er. Sunderand don't have anyone good enough for us and the includes Fanny Rose, another scarlet o'hara. Pulis says adam should not have been sent off in the second half, that tony is very true, he should have been off in the first half.
spu 4 life
Am i right in saying the best result for us in the arse v wig match is a draw as it would mean sunderland would be safe before we play them(ye heard that statement from Pardew)so if arse draw with wigan they drop points and we play a less determened sunderland-------COYS___________COW-COW-COW________________COYS
BELIEVE
krafty007
No Blue Boy Chelsea this morning, must be at the Mother & Toddler Group?
spu 4 life
It looks like Danny Rose is trying to put the club / AVB under pressure to either guarantee him first team football ar let him leave. I can understand his point but he needs to go about it the right way. So far not so good Danny boy!
SpuriousLife
krafty007 if wigan draw that would put them down they would be on 36 points GD -23 Sunderland sit on 39 pts GD -12. Wigan have to win but a draw is good for us
spu 4 life
Just heard Erkisson could be on his way to Dortmund, talks have began.....
Ossie
I wonder how attached to Sunderland, Rose will feel, if they end up being relegated. I've seen more than enough to convince me that he can challenge for the left back spot for us next season (and spend our money elsewhere) but he isn't going to endear himself to anyone with that sort of petulance.
darkenvai
Topho - Remy might be on 90k (although I've read that it's 80k) at QPR but it's unlikely anyone he'd want to play for is going to match that. I imagine he'll go where he gets decent wages and the best opportunities to shine. We're going to be right up near the top of that list. £6-8m for striker and winger who scores 1 in 3 and in the Prem (for a crap side) nearly 1 in 2 is good business. His injury record is a worry, though, no denying that.
darkenvai
Yes Dark on balance if we could get him at 6-8 mill and say no more than our max 70k per week or whatever it is now (i guess Bale has or is about to break that) it would be good business, Imagine having him, Bale, Lennon and Townsend to choose from for flyers...scary...and then get another good finisher up top and a VERY creative midfielder in with Dembele and Sandro...Kaboul fit...this is starting to look top draw/3
tophobunty
Ref Rose, I really don't see too many outsanding left backs out there, the position has changed so much in the last ten years. Who is better than Rose? Rose costs us nothing, we need to spend elsewhere. I would defo take him back, no footballer is promised first team football, if Bale was sheit for 4-6 weeks, he could be rested for his and the teams own good. He should understand the principle of why he was loaned and not sold, like Townsend it was because we value his talent and wanted to encourage it to improve.
tophobunty
Dark, I still think Ben Arfa still has a lot to offer as an advanced creative midfielder, injury prone too, but proven what he can do in the prem given a run of games and pretty awesome it was too last season. Again at 6-8 mill, I would punt.
tophobunty
Arsenal move already for Higuain....that is how to do business if it goes through...INTENT....
tophobunty
I agree with Darkenvai, and Tophobunty re. Remy. His record in France and at QPR, where in a struggling side, and having to work with scant service and support, he has looked a very decent player. I still think we need a proven prolific goal scorer, but at £8M he would be a good additional signing as a utility forward. We need a player of his type given the level of injuries suffered by Lennon, Defoe, Adebayor, as well as the need for an occasional tactical shake up. Whether we make the CL or the EL, in order for us to take both those and the retention or improvement of our PL place seriously, we need additional quality and versatility.
Frank
sure do Frank
tophobunty
Agree on Ben Arfa. Great player but Anderton-like in his love of the operating table. Not to fussed about Arsenal going for Higuain, if it means they don't go for Remy and Benteke, who are my first choice pairing. It's a shame that Villa look free of the drop, as that would have put a sensible lid on what they demand for Benteke, as well as ensuring that he push for a move.
darkenvai
Dark, agree ref Benteke, has to be first choice without a doubt. So we have going forward. Benteke, Bale, Lennon, Remy, Townsend, Ben Arfa....Ade? Defoe? I think we still need one other quick footed creative CM. Sandro fit along with Kaboul, Rose back, we would be just about there I guess. Keep Parker as great experience and cover.
tophobunty
Is it just me, or is anyone else utterly gobsmacked by Alan Pardew's comments?? ' I couldnt care less if Arsenal beat us 4-0'.' How on earth is this guy a PL manager?? Could you ever imagine Fergie saying anything of the sort. Pardew you are a poor excuse of a managing professional (and I use the word professional very lightly!) no wonder Newcastle are where they are in the league with a manager who has such a mentality as that. With the squad they have they should be comfortably sitting top 10. Pardew you are not fit to shine the shoes of some of the managers you come up against; Fergie, Harry, AVB. Newcastle United deserve a better manager - someone with heart and a winning mentality. Pardew you are scum!
TornadoYid
well said Tornado...we so much needed QPR to keep Newcastle honest last day, Redknapp couldn't even manage that. ps i would not have inclded Redkanpp is your honourable list, he is as bent as a nine bob note....
tophobunty
Pardew is a pillock, he was always a pillock, and always will be, leopards don't change their spots. I bet he will get some stick from the Geordie terraces if they get beat 4-0, the team may be safe from relegation, but he ain't 100% safe in his job yet.
Frank
"I couldnt care less if Arsenal beat us 4-0", is an odd thing to hear from the manager of the team to be defeated. Why would getting beaten not bother him, never mind by several goals? The loss of perspective by Alan Pardew is a strange state to find himself in.
Airwave
Surely the FA should be feeling Pardew's collar for the crapola he spake after Saturday's game. Perhaps he was just relieved he didn't have to spout his usual sub Tony Robbins motivational management-speak bull**** before the game (in two languages) that led to his indiscreet comments. If not Mr. Levy should get his legal boys Messrs. Sue, Grabbit and Runne to send a suitably aggrieved note suggesting further action if his boys decide to down tools and give the A*** a freebie.
lordjohnny
 

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