You Cannot Be Serious?!

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Good morning.

Music to my ears. The boss wants to play in the Europa. By play, I mean he wants to field a proper team and restore some pride in those taking the field in our shirt for these matches.

The last gentleman in charge opted for what I would call a divisive approach. On one side of the dressing room sat the first teamers who were played every league game until they dropped. On the other side sat the ones he wasn’t talking to and the kids. The latter category played in the Europa and they – through little fault of their own – in the main served up some rather unmemorable football.

What we need to brace ourselves for here is squad rotation. Which is an intrinsically good thing. Look I understand; if something’s not broke you don’t fix it, but you can’t treat modern players like the boys from the 60’s and 70’s and run them into the mud. They are different horses these days. Once warhorses, now (on a good day) Group 1 racehorses.

“This competition is very important. It’s a tough competition, you have to play 15 games before you reach the final, so it’s hard and strenuous and the best teams out of the Champions League are playing.

“It gives access to the European Super Cup and, for me, I always thought it was a prestigious competition and it should be promoted like that because after the Cup Winners’ Cup disappeared, it is not only about the Champions League.

“If we can win a trophy, that represents a lot for Tottenham Hotspur’s history as well and would be something really special.”

It’s great to see us taking every competition seriously.

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  • Chris says:

    Agreed – looking forward to some great European nights at the lane!

  • SpudGun says:


  • Winston wolf says:

    We are set up better this season to rotate with a strong line up still possible from Sunday’s line up I would like Dempsey,lloris,ade & Townsend put in the starting line up with other players assessed for availability for Sunday but basically yes I would like to see a strong team throughout the competion with those decent players blooded

    • LosLorenzo says:

      Would be surprised if those didn’t all feature prominently. A little disappointed too, unless AVB already has them pencilled in for Sunday.

  • Matt says:

    Im looking forward to this game as much as any for years. I think we will have a great mix of experience and youth. Can’t wait to see Lloris, Caulker, Naughton, Dempsey, Hudd, Ade and possibly Townsend and Carroll make an appearance. We finally have a strong squad, a great system and so much to look forward to.

    And Harry, great to see you gave up on the sarcasm. After the dogs breakfast that was yesterday it is clear you’re not very good at it…. :-)

    • nipper says:

      was that the dog’s breakfast? I thought it was pretty good, ate it all….Sid liked it too, didn’t you?

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      I think the children that waded in were the ones ‘not very good at it’ :-)

      • Matt says:

        That is very true HH, they weren’t very good at all. Hopefully they took the not so subtle hints (eventually…) and have found sites more their style, er more in line with their intellect or lack thereof. We’re an edumacated (irony intended) bunch here…

    • Crisandro says:

      lol Was a bit of a mess, wasn’t it? Normal internet thing, people believe the lies and don’t believe the truth. Always happens!

  • Andyspur says:

    3rd and yeah finally a Spurs Manager that takes every game and every competition seriously! AVB is the future!!!

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