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Good afternoon.

The first thing that crosses my mind is that is AVB was still in charge at Second Hand Fridge that this morning’s papers would be awash with pundits, journos and other assorted intellectuals doing passable impressions of hyenas on heat. Funny old game Saint.

At five minutes past eight BST this evening we play Lazio in the Europa cup, then. Other Premier League compatriots playing tonight are Newcastle who are away at MarĂ­timo and Liverpool who travel to Young Boys. My thoughts are that I don’t really care what occurs with Toon, but would delight in Bredan Rodgers heading back to Merseyside feeling like a condemned man.

I’d argue that it’s impossible to think of Lazio for any Spurs fan and not think of Gazza. And enjoy a small smile. So many Gazza tales. Many apocryphal, most quite true. Nice to see the Lazio manager Vladimir Petkovic has spoken kindly and extended a personal invitation to Paul to attend the return leg at the Stadio Plimpico.

So how will we line up? Well, the clues are in the quote from the boss.

‘Rotation will come further down the line. At the moment the players aren’t tired so I think it’s important to keep them playing to continue this series of good performances. For now the players who are playing well will continue.’

Adebayor is out, but to be frank I wouldn’t have played him anyway. Defoe is in form, the style of his game doesn’t leave him suffering from physical exhaustion after each match so it would be nonsensical, not to say cruel to leave him out. I want to see Dempsey play alongside Defoe and it would be cool to give Lloris his first game.

Prediction. We win by a single goal, but it would be amazing if The Lane was rocking from the off and really got behind the manager, the team, the whole shebang.If this happens then we could, despite Lazio being a decent outfit cause some real damage.

Booing, grumbling, selective booing and generally wasting a seat that could have been occupied by someone who was up for supporting the Lilywhites isn’t on. If I could I’d wander about handing out bans to home fans who believe the price of admission allows them to act like the people in the away section.


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  • Ronnie Wolman says:
    • LosLorenzo says:


    • Ronnie Wolman says:

      Its more creative than ‘First’ and has more substance than half the stuff we write on here.
      It has people thinking what could have been,what should have been and is a huge statment on what Harry Redknapp is doing these days.
      Its also a kind of comment of some of the best tactics in football like finding some of what that was I wrote and working within the abstract of it.
      It definately has positive element.

      • LosLorenzo says:

        existential stuff…

      • Ronnie Wolman says:

        Yes its in the realm of, but not quite.I could be wrong.
        Ill have to try it agaon tommorow and see if the result is the same

      • Boy Charioteer says:

        Wow, that’s mysterious and deep. A bit like being on a train at Fenchurch Street and not knowing where the driver will take you.

        • Ronnie Wolman says:

          I just follow the smoke signals.
          Once you get past Basildon,its freedom and space and enlightenment especially once you reach Westcliff-on-sea,get a cup of tea,adeck chair and look towards kent

  • BrizzleSpur says:

    Good call.

  • Ronnie Wolman says:

    Think the crowd are really going to get into it tonite.
    We will be powerful with the Four D’s….

    Dembele,Defoe,Dempsey and ‘Dro

  • BrizzleSpur says:

    Actually, I’d rest Gallas. He’s great, but I’d like to see what Caulker can do now. Push Vert out left and have Daws in.

  • 11v12 says:

    Interesting. Are we allowed 12 Players to make up for the injustice of not making the Champions League as per your chalkboard?

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      I was quick, but not quick enough, eh? :ninja:

      • Ronnie Wolman says:

        Harry Fuck it lets go all out. Take off Lloris for 15 minutes and lets go all out.
        Then we could put Freidel and Lloris in for the rest of the game.

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