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  • Old Fan Old Fan Mar 16, 2009 01:00 Flag

    Ye of little faith...

    Oh ye of little faith .... you heard it here first "I believe that we are gonna win. We're getting a lot of players back, we've got a solid defense (until we get to the goal - still a little worried there), Keano's fired up and that spreading to the rest of the lads - I'm going for 2-1. COYS" posted 3/10/09!!!

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    • Old Fan, reckon you have been over there too long.

      In your defense???....another American corruption of the English word "defence".

      Methinks we will have to dispatch one of our missionaries to sort it all out.

      Now, how do you pronounce Tomato?

    • I'm just over here trying to improve the bloodstock (it's a tough job but someone has to do it)... but point well taken on the date ... perhaps I've been here too long! In my defense, I do still spell words like colour and harbour correctly...

    • Odds are he's gotta have more chance of scoring the longer time goes by? At least using the same logic that if you give 100 monkeys 100 typewriters, they will eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare .... of course ... it could be a long time! Aside from which - I would simply love to see his reaction should he get a goal!

    • Thanks EY. I am pretty sure I have never been called a "reverse barometer" before. OK obviously if I could be absolutely sure all my predictions would end up the opposite I would predict a 2 - 0 win for Chelski at the weekend.

      Now that would be a result worth celebrating ( I mean 2 -0 to THFC obviously)

      See what I mean EY, gets too confusing for me!! I will leave the predicting thing to you, Old Fan and the others who seem to know what they are talking about.....

    • No apology necessary ...keep predicting Sfer.....we'll just use you as a 'reverse barometer'!

    • I have to apologise to everybody. I posted two messages re the result of the Villa game. The first was a 2-1 defeat and the second was saying the bookies don't often get it wrong and they had Villa for the win obviously.

      My only bright spot was calling myself negative and ending up with a resounding COYS!! Perhaps that is what did it!!

      Anyway, sorry to one and all and I will not predict any more scores and therefore not be right or wrong. COYS again!!

    • I'll keep the money, what with the state of the economy.

      The game against Burnley was either 3-3 or 4-4 if my memory serves me well. They and Spurs were the top teams at that time, I think Burnley won the league (or R/U) 59/60.

      As for John White, he had a little of Martin Peters' ability to ghost in to the area unnoticed as well as Hoddle's ability to spray passes. He made the game look easy and yes, I'm sure he would have been one of the greats and to a lot of older Spurs fans he was.

      Getting to Spurs was easy for me because although I lived twenty miles away, it was a single bus ride to the ground. We used to get there early to get to the front, you could almost touch the players.

      Have to register one complaint with you, Old Fan. I noticed when you started this thread you used the U.S. date format. Now, us Brits should be trying to educate the colonials, not encouraging them to adopt their own version of the ENGLISH language. Shame on you!!!

      All the best, Old Fan.

    • Sorry Old Fan, but I just pipped you to it in the same thread.

      My prediction 1-2 to Spurs was on the money, though I did say Zakora might score and I've no doubt he would have if Harry hadn't subbed him, rotten bugger.

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      • B2S and OF...good call...i made no call in the negatory (heard that was a word somewhere)...so will not be heaped with the "little faith" people (as a matter of fact I switched Keane into my fantasy team and took Tevez out...though I thought it to be a big ask for RK to score in three straight games).

        B2S...as for Zakora scoring...not a chance. He had to come off (well done Harry)...Young was making him look foolish down the right touchline (why was Chimbonda not playing I wonder...hurt? or hurt feelings?)> Anyway, Corluka came on and I truly feared the worse knowing that Corluka isn't as quick as Zokora...but he snuffed out the Young threat in an instant...and then Villa had to play honest football, which made them easier to deal with.

        We scrapped for our lives in the first half after taking the lead...and the Villains threw everything at us incuding the kitchen sink.

        The player I would have without reservation, picked for MOM was BAE...let himself down with the cross that led to their only goal. It was the BAE of old, laying off and hoping for the block...didn't get it this time...and this after steaming into evrything and everyone all afternoon long (fatigue maybe...wasn't long after he got decked in a clash that the goal came.

        King was solid and showed Agbonlahor that he's still got a lot to learn playing up front.

        Keane and Bent were busy upfront... and more than once I saw Bent steaming back 40 - 50 yards from attack to defense to slow down a would be fast break.

        The goal we conceded? BAE not closing...Gomes not coming for the ball as he had been all game long and with mostly good results...and I can't fault Woodgate, he was outjumped for the first time all game...so it was a combination...we did kind of switch off a little (90 minutes lad...a FULL 90 minutes).

        Looks like I put the mockers on Friedel when I picked him for my "if we had an arab fairy god-mother" team. (I know what I'm doing). Two uncharacteristic mistakes leading to both our goals. I should be angry at Bent for nicking Keane's goal, but I'm not...as you lot say, he's a lucky sod (who knows had he not been there Reo-Coker might have cleared it...or worse turned it into his own net and it go down as an own-goal. So good for Bent...15 and counting...keep being a jammy-git DB...you've got my vote.

        Anyway, sweet revenge for them beating us at home (that's how I look at it...the goons might be running around congratulating us...but thefact is they won the day before...now the two of them are level on points. We didn't do them any favours...but we did ourselves a great big favour...good one boys!!

      • On the money, Born, well done. Well done the pair of you, but did you lay money out. My fiver at 7 to 1 for Spurs to win 1-0 went down the pan--40 quid, I could have eaten for a week.
        Just goes to show how confident the Spurs fans are getting these days though, not being surprised by good results.