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  1. Borodin

    Ryder Cup 2021

    11-5 and a mountain to climb. Great to see Lowry win with a pressure putt. McIlroy once again disappoints and this is surely Poulter's last appearance in the competition. Thank God for Rahm and Garcia. It will be a tough watch tomorrow.
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    Today we have four foursomes starting at 13.05 GMT and then four fourball matches which begin at 18.10 GMT. It will undoubtedly be a rather hostile crowed for the Europeans but there's nothing like a couple of early points on the board for the team in blue to silence the American crowds. These are the pairings : Match Time United States Europe 1 8:05 a.m. Jordan Spieth & Justin Thomas Jon Rahm & Sergio Garcia 2 8:21 a.m Dustin Johnson & Collin Morikawa Viktor Hovland & Paul Casey 3 8:37 a.m. Daniel Berger & Brooks Koepka Matt Fitzpatrick & Lee Westwood 4 8:53 a.m. Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay Rory McIlroy & Ian Poulter Pairings for the evening games will be made following the morning session. I'm looking forward to watching McIlroy and Poulter just to see if they can galvanise each other into action against the two relatively rookies of the American team. It's always good entertainment and makes for an enjoyable weekend, especially if we can have a European victory too .
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    Joshua fight

    The bell saved Joshua last round. Thoroughly deserved win, the guy was relentless.
  4. A chance for redemption after the Chelsea match but it's not going to be easy. Fortunes have changed since the first three fixtures of the season and we find ourselves just 3pts above them. The term 'must win game' is often bandied about but it really does have great significance for this fixture. I am going to predict a Spurs win by 2 goals to 1 and a very, very ugly and scrappy confrontation.
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    Score now 9-3. Miracle needed.
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    Brazil Recall Emerson Royal

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58672070 Brazil have selected eight Premier League players for October's World Cup qualifiers despite the country remaining on the UK's travel red list. Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho, Manchester City's Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, Manchester United midfielder Fred, Leeds forward Raphinha and Tottenham defender Emerson Royal have all been called up for matches against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. At this rate we'll never have a full squad available until after Christmas
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    kings of white hart lane

    It would seem it's a case of "no lorries" mate. Plenty of fuel about but no-one to drive the tankers. Apparently only one of the Spice Girls is able to get fuel, it seems Geri can
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    Horse racing

    Only doing two races today, both at Newmarket. My other is the 3.00 and I've selected Asymmetric
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    Horse racing

    I have been given a horse for today as a nice little E/W bet. It runs in the Newmarket 2.25 and it's called FLOTUS . Currently 10/1 with Bet365
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    Rory McIlroy has been left out of a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career after losing both his matches on Friday's opening day.The Northern Irishman was beaten 5&3 in his foursomes match with Ian Poulter before losing 4&3 with Shane Lowry. McIlroy, 32, has played in 26 straight matches since making his debut at Celtic Manor in 2010. Despite dropping him, Europe captain Padraig Harrington said he "could not have asked more" from McIlroy. "The golf didn't go as well as he would have liked, but I'm not second-guessing him for a second in terms of his leadership and what he does for my team," Harrington added.
  11. Borodin

    Ryder Cup 2021

    Two games lost and two tied. 6-2 will take some pulling back. Last time it was done was 1999 when USA won it after trailing by the same score. Come on Europe !!
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    Slight leaning towards Lowry here in Galway,can't think why
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    Shot of the tournament so far and it will take some beating
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    I'd have liked to see him go out with McIlroy this morning to be honest. looks liked they are matched up tonight though Here's tonight's draw
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    Ryder Cup 2021

    First matches finish with the score USA 3 Europe 1. Only Garcia and Rahm were able to win and the 'dream' partnership of McIlroy and Poulter ended up a nightmare with a 5&3 defeat. Need to try and claw a way back into it with tonight's fourballs.
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    Poor Old Derby County

    Gone into administration and deducted 12 points : https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58649432 In 1971/72 season they won the league title and the Texaco Cup and in 1974/75 season they won the league again. The manager at that time was none other than Dave Mackay. Sad to see such a thing happen to a club with a proud history and one that produced some great players.
  17. Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur and Championship team Cardiff City have confirmed they will apply for a scheme to pilot safe standing areas in their stadia this season. Tottenham said it has accepted an invite from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) to apply for a licenced standing area at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as part of the ‘early adopter’ programme. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened in April 2019 with areas future-proofed for safe standing in its South Stand and away supporter section. Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “The club has led on lobbying the Government for safe standing at stadia and is delighted that this will now be possible. “It delivers choice for fans attending the game – whether home or away supporters – and the vast majority of our fans are in favour of this scheme. We are extremely proud of our ‘safe seating’ design, which ensures both comfort and safety, whether standing or seated, while maintaining the same aesthetics as in all other areas of the stadium.” Clubs have until October 6 to submit an application to the SGSA to become an early adopter. If approved, they will be able to offer licensed standing areas from January 1. Clubs will have to meet a number of criteria in order to receive Government and SGSA approval to have licensed standing areas, including: • The necessary infrastructure being in place – such as seats with barriers/independent barriers – which must be in both home and away sections. • Fans must be able to sit or stand in the licensed area – the seats cannot be locked in the ‘up’ or ‘down’ position. There must also be one seat/space per person. • The licensed standing areas must not impact the viewing standards or other fans, including disabled fans. • There must be a Code of Conduct in place for fans in the licensed standing area. • The ground must consult with its Safety Advisory Group about plans for the licensed standing areas. The licensed standing areas will be independently evaluated for their introduction in January for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Other parts of the ground will remain all-seated and fans will be expected to sit in these areas. Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston on Wednesday instructed the SGSA to take the first steps in creating licensed standing areas at clubs in the Premier League and Championship from January 1. Clubs which are currently subject to the Government’s all-seater policy were invited to apply to offer licensed standing areas as part of the early adopter programme. Spurs and Cardiff were reported amongst the clubs most likely to be first in line for the trials. The introduction of the licensed standing areas follows research carried out during the 2019-20 season, which found that seats with barriers/independent barriers helped reduce the safety risks related to persistent standing. Standing has been outlawed in the top two leagues of English football since the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, which led to the deaths of 97 Liverpool fans.
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    Money or Morals...

    @Audere Est Facere posted this in the match thread and it raises an interesting point. "Or we could get owners in that are serious about this fantastic club succeeding instead of consistently messing up when we make some progress. ENIC are the biggest joke in all of this. A complete disgrace". My reply was : That's the problem though mate. When you say 'serious about this fantastic club' I assume you mean owners who want Spurs to have the best possible squad and be winning trophies and titles regularly. This is where the line between morals and trophies is drawn. I accept what you say about ENIC lining their pockets at the expense of the supporters and to the detriment of the quality of the squad but what is the alternative ?. Would you like to see the club sold to some oil rich Arab who then pumps millions and millions into buying a team to match the quality of the stadium ?. Would we all as supporters be able to turn a 'blind eye' to where our funds are coming from and simply bask in the 'glory' of sweeping up the silverware ?. I've always admired the club for the way it's tried to play football and compete with our rich rivals on a much less financially secure footing but I am also desperate to see Spurs lift a title or trophy before I pop my clogs. Would I accept a zillionaire new owner who outbids everyone and signs up the world's best players so that I am able to watch the likes of Mbappe and Haaland run out onto the pitch wearing a Tottenham shirt ? Would I accept the club selling it's soul to the devil and no longer standing by age old traditions that whilst respected have somewhat restricted and hindered the ambitions of both players and fans ? After years and years of frustration and heartache I must put morality to one side and say "Yes !". I'd love to see us having an owner who can afford to buy success. God knows the supporters deserve to be able to celebrate for once, no matter how such triumphs are achieved. I'm not exactly proud to say that but it's the truth.  What are the feelings of the other members ?
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    PL Arsenal Vs SPURS Sun Sep 26th 16.30 KO

    Bet 365 currently have Arsenal win at 23/20 the draw at 23/10 and a Spurs win at what I consider to be a very attractive 5/2. I think the pundits are forgetting just how fortunate Arsenal were in their last two wins and that we have hopefully regained some confidence following the mid week win at Wolves. I am sure Harry will be up for this one and he loves scoring against them. I shall definitely be having a wager on Tottenham at those odds. COYS !
  20. Thought we'd have just the one place to go to when airing our thoughts and opinions regarding our Chairman from now on. I'll kick us off with this posting. Love him or hate him the guy does draw a crowd. The one thing I am struggling to understand with Daniel is his appointment of Paratici and the terms and conditions on which the post was accepted by Fabio. Initially when I read that DL was 'stepping back' from becoming involved in transfer negotiations and was placing his confidence and trust in the new DOF I was pleased that he'd finally realised his shortcomings in that area of club administration. His curt and bombastic style won him little respect from the clubs he was dealing with and hopefully FP would offer us a much more experienced and diplomatic approach. Early signs were promising with incoming players and then we had the revelation that DL was handling the Harry Kane situation but that was something Fabio agreed to when appointed. I could totally understand and accept that especially if it was a mutually agreed pre -contract condition. It's the Traore wrangle that has me concerned. I assumed that a budget was given for Nuno and Paratici to work within so the two of them could bring in the players they identified as best suited (and priced) to be part of the squad rebuild. I also assumed Levy would let them get on with that task without any direct interference. Stories now seem to be emerging that both manager and DOF went to Levy for him to sign off the purchase of Adama but they were refused because DL thought he was over priced. This then offers two viewpoints on the matter. The first is that £50m took Nuno and FP over budget so they needed DL to sanction the extra expenditure which he declined to do. The other is that although the purchase was within budgetary limitations Levy questioned the reasoning/judgement behind such a signing and said No. It's that latter one which raises the warning flags. If that is what happened then FP has every right to an explanation of the true extent of his powers as DOF and Nuno should be rightly upset that the Chairman has questioned his assessment and need for a player he used to manage and knows exceptionally well. I am quite sure that Paratici would take it as an insult to his expertise and abilities, particularly if his initial contractual limitations regarding his ability to bring in new players were originally purely financial and clearly stipulated. If Daniel has been unable to walk away and let them do the jobs they are paid to do then his meddling will only succeed in causing disharmony and unrest. The last thing we need is a 'puppet' DOF to act as a buffer for Daniel when signings go wrong and I am quite sure that was not what Fabio envisaged his position to be either. Something seems not quite right about all this and hopefully some 'clear the air' talks will have taken place to the mutual satisfaction of everyone involved.
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    PL Arsenal Vs SPURS Sun Sep 26th 16.30 KO

    I definitely think Gil should start and Ndombele deserves to prove he can build on that Wolves performance. If I had to choose one holding midfielder then I'd have Skipp to begin with and see how he does. Hojbjerg was slated by the pundits for the Chelsea second goal in so much as he didn't run out to attack Kante and cut down the angle, instead he stayed close to Dier and then walked towards the Chelsea striker just before he shot. Maybe a seat on the bench would sharpen his senses, although saying that I love having the guy in the team and he'd be my first choice for Captain if/when Hugo leaves. My ideal side would be : Lloris Reguilon, Dier, Romero,Tanganga Hojbjerg, Skipp, Ndombele Gil, Kane, Son I have a feeling that Tanganga will stand down and Emerson Royal will return but I would like to see the lad be given another chance after his mid week performance.
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    RIP Jimmy Greaves

    First and foremost I'd have Arthur Rowe, Bill Nicholson and Jimmy Greaves, as for any other players/managers it would come down to people's personal preferences but those three are unquestionably legends and cornerstones of this wonderful club.
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    EFL Cup Wolves Vs SPURS Wed Sep 22nd 19:45 KO

    So it's onto our next match. Sunday's derby against Arsenal.
  24. Nuno returns to his old club in this Cup fixture. A Dele Alli penalty was enough to beat them in the league earlier but this will once again be no pushover. Traore ran us ragged that afternoon but his lack of providing that final quality ball proved to be Wolves downfall. Let's hope he has a quieter game this match. I'll take us to win 0-2