Aggravated Analysis, Reactionary Ratings

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Immediately after the final whistle yesterday I switched off my television set and went off to do something less boring instead.

Which in this instance was an enormous plate of Discovery nachos with all the trimmings. Fresh guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream, my own house blend of cheeses.

I name the brand for two reasons. In the vague hope Discovery will send a gratis pallet of their stuff and to alert any of you that like nachos but had yet to try these ones that the sachet of cheese sauce that Discovery incluse which to the best of my knowledge no one else offers make the whole taste absolutely historic.

My point being …I missed Arry’s post match interview. And by the power of GreySkull I’m glad I did. The full 1min 53secs of the BBC trying to talk to man who was clearly worried that was about missing his last bus home is here.

We battered them. No Arry, we didn’t. 

In a fish and chip shop the bloke or indeed woman dips the skinned and boned fish into a batter mixture and throws it into bubbling oil after a few minutes said piece of fish is miraculously encased in a crispy, delicious golden coating. This is a battering. 

Equally, 5-2 is a battering. 

Losing 0-1 at Everton is missing the bowl of batter mixture and dropping the fish on the floor. Failing to reign Bale in to play primarily on the left wing is standing on the fish. Failing to play Modric in his best position is slipping over and breaking a limb.

Set pieces. All matters related to these are held in a file at the Tottenham training ground in a petty cash tin marked, ‘Lottery tickets and spare pens’.

As for player ratings it’s difficult not to now simply write, ‘Please see last week’s or indeed, the week before that’s. 

 5.678 I’d genuinely give Cudicini a run out. People want goalies that don’t make mistakes and Brad is pretty close to being that. Yet a bi product is that he sticks to his line and could be accused of being a little one dimensional.

 5.678 The usual blend of okayness. Pace but little more going forwards so I’d like him to be defensively coached. Is this happening? Who knows. 

 5.678 Not dreadful, but closer to dreadful than commanding and CB’s need to be as commanding as you can find ’em. We’ve been winging it and we’re no officially in the borrowed time business.

 5.768 Got better as the game went on but this is hardly a glowing remark. The cannon like shot needs to come from ‘down town’ and be lashed in on the diagonal to create a second ball. No second ball in Rom K.

 6.567 A mixed bag in truth. He certainly avoided the chaos of some recent appearances, but he’s at his best getting the ball swiftly into Modric so we can counter attack with pace. This didn’t happen.

 2.000 Glory hunting chump. Won’t defend, played three gaylord flick cum crosses that met Everton players every time. I’m sick of the sight of him. If Barca want him I strongly suggest Levy & Co. listen to offers as we’re playing without him now so his sale can’t harm us.

 7.567 Looks knackered and so would you mopping up everything in a 442 that doesn’t bloody work to your team’s advantage. Looked good moving the ball into the last third but he needs a better formation as does the rest of the team.

 6, 678 Being played out of position did him no favours. Is this some end game ploy of Arry’s to make the kid determined to leave us? Or is the manager really as thick as he appears? 

 6.567 It was an occasionally good performance. So not a ringing endorsement here either but he’s going in the right direction and is preferable to Livermore in such a role.

 5.678 Bizarrely he did try to offer more than his profligate end to the Stevenage game. But it was all scraps and half chances and guess what Everton didn’t give him the space that Stevenage did. 

 5.567 Missed an opportunity that he really ought not have. 

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  • Mr Pamplemouse says:


    If we are lucky

    • Acton_Yid says:

      The solution to the malaise is under Harry’s very nose: Kyle Walker ! If he plays Walker as a right-winger (in place of Lennon), everything reverts back to normal, like this (4-4-2/4-5-1):


      Kaboul Livermore/Gallas King BAE

      Walker Sandro/Parker Modric Bale

      Defoe/VdV Adebarndoor

      Too simple for a man like Harry to see…

  • melcyid says:

    HARUMPH,GRRRRR :angry:

  • Rv says:

    Everyone knows we probably havé the best squad in the country. Every manager are saying they havent face a better team this season. And we are more than 10 points behind the top. Wake up levy!!!!

    • DAVSPURS says:

      Lets all climb in the time machine and go back a few weeks hahahahahhahhah thatwas the sound comming out of our blogs and twitter 2-0 4-0 Wenger has lost it move him upstairs send for Henry he will save us and he did for a spell then 10 points ahead Spurs spoilt the party. Remember all the ex players saying Spurs Spurs could win the league. All except Davspurs who was warning all is fellow happy fans North west Tempo was looming in the shape of Benayoun Arteta Man Utd and Everton. I warned after January window closed ponits would be hard won we played Newcastle with a shed full of missing players and it papered over the cracks Modric to Utd Ady to anyone of our rivals Bale To Barca Harry to England Hudds to another operation Gallas fucked Fried egg going off the ball 10 goals in four games all savable. There is nothing wrong with 442 or any other system the plain and simple truth can be seen in Arsoles late late goal and another second half top up tempo win. You see why i knew Doctor Wenger would catch us was because they have a player just like Chelski from a team who finished second four seasons ago called the comeback kings and Duracell Bunnies. These are the tell tale signes bragging gaunt weight loss red red face like Vermalin take a look at his interview on Sky efe face. If we don’t join in it wont matter what system we play or who Drugba and the little people Arsoles will steal our place

  • matt says:

    So lets sell our most valuable and one of the best players and sack our most successful manager in decades.

    You reaction harry is worthy of the playstation generation.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      In which instance I’d be interested to hear your comment on the games since Newcastle.

      • matt says:

        such short time frames in football are nothing.

        • KevtheRev says:

          Missing out by a point to Arsenal for a CL spot meant that Spurs fell years behind the Top 4 teams. Do you really want the same to happen. Not me. EVERY game counts and needs to be counted so do you wait until you hit the crash barrier or take evasive action NOW. In Harry I thank but In Levy I trust…

    • Lazlo says:

      Well said Matt.

    • Mikey says:

      I think your missing the point Matt. The point is if you have a player but you don’t play him to his full potential ( in Bales case at left wing) you may as well get rid. And as far as Arry goes, his wife Sandra could manage this Spurs team.

  • Pat Hunt says:

    Levy should settle this will-he, won’t-he England speculation and pronto. In or out. Make your mind up time. Likewise Harry’s idiotic statements about Bale (and whoever you’re having yourself) price tag of £50m. Who made the decision to sign clapped-out players in January? Levy? Redknapp? And it’s time to reward Ledley with a mega-testimonial and allow him a long and happy life. Moyes’ tactics were much superior to Redknapp’s yesterday. Time for fantasy scales to drop and get real. How sad today (Sunday) to have little interest in top two; instead to feel the heat of Arsenal and Chelsea coming up on the blind side. And feel the knees wobbling at the thought of what Arsenal may to to Newcastle tomorrow night.

    • Limerick AL says:

      Spot on MR Hunt.Harry Buffoon believes his own hype. Who or what is more important? THFC’s success or Harry. At no time has he refuted the England job, and yet he expects his players and the fans to act as if nothing is amiss. Graham was sacked a week before a semi with Arsenal, so if this guy is not going to come out with a statement regarding the England job Sack Him!

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