Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
It's hide behind the settee time with half open fingers covering the eyes...
I would wish you good luck, but in this particular instance, I want all the luck with us....
Maybe after tomorrow we may have to think up a name for the day in the year when that Woolwich bunch you support (who come from SOUTH London) can't catch us...?
It's all over sunday Yidsters and the fate of our respective clubs will be decided for another year, a whole season of ups and downs, to be decided in just 90 minutes of nail biting football.
I have a terrible feeling that your sorry lot are about to gazump Arsenal to the CL places.
Karma has a real knack of evening out 'luck' over the course of time and last game qualification, between the north London clubs has, as we all know, fallen in favour of Arsenal in recent years.
If, you sorry hard done by lot manage to pip the GLORIOUS and frankly MUCH NICER side of north London this season, then all I can do is shrug the rippling muscles in my shoulders and, through gritted teeth, wish you lot well for next season.
Naturally, if, on the other hand, Arsenal actually do pull off the biggest robbery since, well, the last time we gazumped you, all I can do is chortle and rub my six pack whilst I let out a MIGHTY guffaw!
Whatever happens, enjoy!
And remember.....it really is, ONLY a GAME.
No I won't. I don't have a fixation about 'arry and need to bring him, or what he's doing, into every situation.
If 'arry has said what you quote - and in context - then I think he's wrong as well - OK?
The quote that I read said...from http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/harry-redknapp-qpr-didnt-have-the-quality-to-stay-up-8620626.html
Harry Redknapp believes a lack of quality is to blame for Queens Park Rangers’ relegation.
Rangers have lost 20 games this season and managed just four wins in a miserable League campaign.
Several players have come in for criticism over an apparent lack of effort but Redknapp has dismissed that suggestion.
“People talk about lack of effort, it’s more down to lack of quality,” said Redknapp (above), whose Rangers side face Liverpool on Sunday in their final match of the season.
“In some cases it’s desire but in the main it’s quality. We need changes, for sure. This team weren’t good enough, so we need to make some changes and improve the squad so we’re ready. It’s a big summer for this football club. We know what we need to do. It’s going to be tough for all the teams next year.
“We need players with the right attitude and quality to get us out of the Championship. I’m confident we can give it a real go but it’s a league full of top clubs.
“It’s a tough league to get out of. There are no easy games in the Championship — Saturday, midweek, Saturday, midweek. We need players who can play week in week out.
“The hard work really starts this summer. We will try to clear the decks and get some fresh blood in as well so we can compete at the top.”
Not quote the same as the quote you've reported - so maybe somebody misread something? I read that he's talking about getting out of the Championship, don't you?
And roughly ditto from here:
I'm not sure why you changed the topic from how good Daffy is to 'arry though.
john i dont think theirs any point us arguing. u change what u think to suit ur argument. oh & by the way, harry has said this qpr team wouldnt even finish top half of the championship. that goes against your positive manager ways. but u will just defend harry because of what he said last season. il leave u to lie to yourself again to suit what ever harry says. he has said an extremly negative thing about his own players. u always have been against this. but now harry has said it u will do a u turn or somehow say this is not a negative thing to say. or convince yourself off some other rubbish.
I read that too. I bet Chelsea are hoping we pip the gooners!!!
Can't see the Lane being big enough for that, probably Wembley so the F A can get a slice of the money.
Argh, apologies! I was thinking of the Arsenal away game when I said Barnet! Turns out ours is generally our training ground, occasionally WHL.
I think it had already been allocated as the final venue, like Wembley would be for most cups - I don't imagine OT is the U21s 'home' venue, I think ours is Barnet!
Pity, had it conveniently been accidentally at WHL I'd have tried to go. Might give it a watch on the tellybox/online.
Speaking of playoffs, I've just seen an article saying that Chelsea & Arsenal would need one for 3rd & 4th if Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 and Chelsea draw 0-0 with Everton, which is possible. To be played at "a neutral venue", you reckon they'd pick our gaff?!
Hi NBR, don't understand why we have to play away in the final. We topped the premier division. I would have thoought that would have entitled a hoome draw in the final!
Deep consideration and a couple of Jack Daniels and I've got the outcome sorted.
The Italian injection's caused much confusion, for me the guy's a joke. A 3-1 home win no brainer.
Pardew's blipped a bit this season but I'm pretty sure he'll come good with the French connection, and he'll have his guys wanting to get a bit of his reputation back. It's a draw, nowt-nowt or 1-1.
So it's a merry weekend for you guys, and also bearing in mind the last prediction I got wrong was around 1973.
townsend & rose both been very good on loan. should play them in the europa league & domestic cups next season. kane & obika may as well be let go as nowhere near good enough.
Update on that; MU won, and they've been our nearest second for much of the season (although quite far down). Final's at OT next Monday eve, 7pm ko to be precise.
Hear hear - our youth teams are looking really exciting at the moment; think the other semi's being played today.
We've also had Adam Smith, Andros Townsend, Steven Caulker & Danny Rose all called up to the U21 England squad for the summer championship - thought Tommy C might get a look in too & possibly Kane, but no.
Evening H and fellow Yids.
Was really hoping Sunderland would win against Southampton yeaterday and that Newcastle would lose to QPR ,but as you already know, it all went #$%$ up and now we've ended up with Wigan or Newcastle doing us a big favour in bashing up the GOONS.
We really are in sqeaky bum time and i'm hoping that lady luck can see it in her favour to shine down on us at last.(you know we're due some).
Hopefully the final outcome falls in your favour too and we all end up looking forward to next saeson of EPL for you and CL for us.
atb .....JEFFALL......COYS.......SPURS ..FOREVER....
OK - so it looks like posts with URLs that this software doesn't like also get dropped. Software developers - who'd 'ave 'em 'eh?
This is now the second attempt at setting up a new thread - the old post had URL's - so I'll remove those and try again.
'...dont worry. i bet a lot of people fell for that trap about the relegation. people want to believe its more exciting then it is. i disagree, i think his link up play & running off the ball is good. he easily makes the best runs out of all our strikers & is the best finisher too. that stat u used is so worthless. i mean a shot from 35yards out & 1yard out go down as the same! il leave u to use stats like that with NBR to 'prove' we are as good without bale. of course we are! lol. i dont think its OTT, its interesting that the same mistake has been made by 2 managers. also its interesting how u dont mention different managers not fancying hudd when me & sfer are criticising him. seems to me u just argue the opposite of what i say sometimes. come on john, wheres your statement about managers not fancying hudd? if u do it for defoe, then u need to do it for hudd too. oh thats right, that would mean not just saying the opposite of me & sfer! pretty pretty pretty pathetic!....'
Daffy - I'm not sure what you're using to say Daffy is the 'best finisher' - so maybe you can clarify that. On a goals/game ratio he doesn't appear to be. On goals per minute he doesn't appear to be - so I'm not sure why my stat is 'so worthless' and whatever you're using is ok.
As I keep repeating and will again now, IMHO Daffy is average. He is circa a 15 EPL goals per season striker. Not bad, but not exceptional. The problem is that when he doesn't score (like yesterday - so was AVB then wrong for bringing him on?), he lends very little to the game. No real hold up, very few assists (although he started better this season).
If you're arguing that he can't shoot from distance - then refer to this
...link to ESPNFC...Jermain Defoe stats removed.....
and this shows where he scores from (roughly)
....link to PREMIERLEAGUE Jermain Defoe stats removed
...so if his 'strength' of a tremendous shot from long range is then a 'worthless stat' then fine and he gets 17% of his goals from outside the area, and over 50% from distance rather than '6 yds' type stuff. I would then say, it is Daffy that decides to shoot - if he's shooting from '35 yds' and he's not capable of that in your mind, then that's his problem - and highlights the other snag - he will shoot when better options are on - hence the 'greedy' tag that he has (not just from me).
As for T'Hudd - I'm not sure I've ever said a manager is 'wrong' when they've dropped him - so I'm not sure how he fits into this discussion. I thought this was about how Daffy is the 'saviour' and how managers are wrong for not using him?. I don't think I've ever said that a manager was 'wrong' over any decision re T'Hudd. I may say I wouldn't have done the same thing - but that doesn't make the manager wrong.
T'Hudd has all but been a regular since being given his chance - he had injuries - see:
...link to TRANSFERMARKT Tom Huddlestone stats removed....
So most of the time he hasn't played for us, he was injured. That doesn't mean he would have played either. Just that the dip in number of games can be seen to directly linked to injury when he couldn't play. I like T'Hudd...I don't think he's exceptional - but I do think that he has something to give. Personally I find him frustrating, as I think he has more to give, and should be controlling games more (much like I thought Lemmon just lacked that extra oomph - although he seems to be getting better in general).
If AVB wants T'Hudd to go, then presumably he'll be off in the transfer window. Personally, I still think he has something to give.
As for arguing with you and Sfre - well, as long as I don't agree with what you're saying, then I will disagree. I didn't bring up last season. I think it was you who wanted to try to score points. But if you do want to go back over the old stuff, that's no problem with me.
This software has a few problems - twice I've replied to SB here, and twice the post appears to be accepted initially, but then vanishes. I'll try a separate 'linked' subject thread...