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Never Forget This...

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by DubaiSpur, 2 May 2016.

  1. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    If I were Poch, I'd turn the players to the television, to the radio, to the football pages of the major newspapers. All jubilantly live-tweeting Leicester's triumph, all desperately willing us to fail from the first minute onwards. All ready to savagely cheer a team of young, spirited, likeable footballers being beaten by a team of odious c*nts to spin their own narratives, further their own causes, vindicate their own repudiation of their jaded natures.


    'GOAL! CHELSEA LEVEL! SPURS THROW IT AWAY! LEICESTER WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE! YES, IT *IS* HAPPENING!'


    If I were Poch, I'd make them watch it all.


    And then I'd tell them to never forget this.


    Never forget how the media turned on you.


    Never forget how the football world willed you to lose.


    Never forget how the officials, referees, opposing players, everyone involved in the professional game...never forget how ready they were to help Leicester over the line, even if it meant ruthlessly f*cking over a young, talented side trying to challenge the Premier League's anointed golden boys.


    Never forget.


    Sir Alex Ferguson instilled the greatest siege mentality the game had ever seen at Manchester United. Everyone, no matter their motivations, ceased to matter outside Old Trafford and the covenant of United fans, players and staff once the season had begun. The football world could go hang, and not a single thing they tried to do or say would filter through to a team of players who genuinely believed the world was against them, and who went out wanting to do nothing more than coldly, professionally secure the titles and triumphs that mattered to them...and sod the rest of the world. They could go choke on their bitterness for all the players and staff cared. United was what mattered. All else was ephemeral.


    Today, the players have an opportunity to embrace that mentality, and I hope Poch makes them imbibe it.


    Never forget how a world that praised you three weeks ago eagerly awaited your latest stumble now, so you didn't disturb the season-long narrative.


    And learn to tell the world to sod off in return.
     
  2. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Paul Walsh

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    100000000000% agree
     
  3. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    love it, exactly right

    the entire fudging football world hates us, the Leicester fans are (rightly) having a lovely old time, everyone else is there to dance on our grave
     
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  4. mephitis

    mephitis Steed Malbranque

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    "100000000000% agree"

    Me too but only 100%
     
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  5. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    Fr@gging hell mate. I had just about calmed down and was ready to call it a night and go to bed. Now I feel all riled up again!
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    We need to raise the roof on Sunday and scare the life out of the league
     
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    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    We can do that.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    All I heard lately is about how good the atmosphere is a everywehere else other than the Lane which can be the best atmosphere of any of them
     
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    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    It was appalling against WBA. We need to make up for it against Southampton.
     
  10. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    Some people will call it bitterness, but I'm 100% with you on this Dubai. Within my lifetime we have always been the most hated team in London and the rest of the country couldn't give two bricks about us. The journo's want our best players and manager to leave (maybe because they just want to write about Levy), they can't deal with us being suddenly decent, it's only been since the West Brom game that some of the gooner pundits like Henry have actually been able to say something nice about us.

    If any of you think I'm being paranoid, go read the threads over on reddit/soccer. Half the fans out there are so happy that we lost, not that Leicester won, but that we lost. Even the commentators tonight seemed to be deflated during the first half when we were doing well, they were quick to absolve Chelsea of blame and quick to criticise our players for identical issues. A siege mentality is going to be what we will always need, because we aren't poor enough to be the underdog nor spoilt enough to be the winners by divine right.
     
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  11. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    That was the intention, I'll admit. It needs to percolate to the players, though. They need to stay awake and remember this themselves.

    That we do. The players deserve it, whatever happens. They'e been brilliant, and I hope the crowd really roars them on. It's a start towards creating that fortress mentality.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    Quite right.

    People have been talking nonsense over the last week specially with comments on us throwing it away and the like. We can't throw away something we didn't have. We were never in a position whereby we would win the league if we won all our games, we were always chasing. Taking 6 points from our first 15, we were already at a disadvantage but we chipped away and kept going by late January we found ourselves in with a shout of top 4. Despite not playing before Leicester at any time after March 5th, we have constantly answered the questions that have been asked but we just couldn't answer the last couple.......no shame in that at all.

    Our form from Sunderland at home onwards has been superb and it knocked City and Arsenal both out of the race as they couldn't beat us and keep pace with Leicester. We have done our bit and chased Leicester down when others have failed miserably given their resources. Pochettino and the boys can be proud of our development but the original poster is right. Make them watch all of this, bottle up and ask if they want to feel like that again or do they want to be the winner?

    This team have guts and steel and I am sure they will use what has happened this season as a reason to really kick on and make history. Very proud of the team and the fans tonight, we took over Stamford Bridge more than we normally do and don't listen to this rubbish about the bookings, that type of display did us proud. All to often we are or have been on the end of being knocked about and tonight showed that we can mix it when we want.

    COYS!!!!!!
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    I didn't think it was appalling against WBA, it was tense and edgy at times but you would expect that because we were only 1-0 up and we have seen us lose silly points specifically against WBA before. I think Sunday will be a different kettle of fish, a win will guarantee 2nd place and give us our best points tally in the PL era and its a chance to say thank you to the players for making us proud again.
     
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    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    We'll have to agree to disagree about the atmosphere against WBA.
     
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    paxtonwolf Mel Hopkins

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    This
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    No problem. I've heard a lot worse this season quite frankly. Everton and Stoke at home spring to mind.
     
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    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    Cannot be repeated enough.
     
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    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    You're right about Stoke. I was there it was brick. I think it was that game when I totally lost it and shouted at some fella 'Tell your missus to stop texting and fudging sing' I'm sick of seeing it at the Lane it's creating brick atmospheres amongst other things.
     
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    paxtonwolf Mel Hopkins

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    I cant wait for Sunday now. 2nd place is our hands, which is all we could have realistically wished for going into that match.

    2 shots at securing 2nd, (although I would rather we didnt need the 2nd shot)
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    3 chances at finishing above that lot. The other chance(if we cant do the job ourselves) being a City win.

    What a will I say is, if we do win on Sunday (to almost quote a recently departed pop icon), when I get back to Warrington on Sunday night 'I am gonna party like its 1999'
     
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    Cochise Steve Carr

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    We've probably got some of the best travelling support around, but the home games can be brick when there is pressure on us. We probably need to turn it around into something that disrupts the away team more than our own.
     
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