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Man Utd won’t include Martial in any Alderweireld deal

Manchester United are determined to resist attempts by Tottenham to include Anthony Martial in any deal for Toby Alderweireld.

Source: ESPN

Spurs linked with David Lopez

David Lopez , who was in the news last week about a possible offer from Valencia, has also received offers from several English clubs.

Source: Pericos Online

CLUB AGREES NEW CONTRACTS WITH MAURICIO AND COACHING STAFF

We are delighted to announce that Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with the Club, which runs until 2023. First Team Coaching staff Jesús Pérez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez have also agreed new contracts with the Club.

Source: Official Site

Wanyama rules out Tottenham exit

Victor Wanyama has ruled out leaving Tottenham despite making just eight Premier League starts this season.

Source: Evening Standard

Part 3 of JimmyG2's Style guide to posting on Spurs Community

JimmyG2's 'Style Guide' Part 3.


We are now in The Doldrums that period of intense boredom where the only topics of conversation are: will the new stadium be finished on time (No); how far will will England get in the World cup (Not very); Will we sign any world class players or anyone at all before the last days of the Transfer Window (Probably not)

The period officially ends with the pre-season games in America or the World Cup or the start of the season depending on how patriotic or busy or bored you are.

(The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage, which refers to those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm.

Exactly.

'Style Guide'

If it's good enough for the The Guardian to have one of its own, it's good enough for Spurs Community.

(Note the use of 'it's and 'its' here; and the use of colons; semi-colons; capitals and brackets.

This is a useful bonus revision for those that signed up for Parts 1 and 2 at no extra charge.

Breaking News.

Just coming in of an exciting Writers and Artists Yearbook Award for Bus-Conductor.

I quote:

'' This year's award for the 'Extension of the Language' by a new writer on a Football Fan Site goes to Bus-Conductor from Spurs Community for 'fuck bumble'.

It will be presented to him at the Annual Awards Dinner by Dele Alli to whom the phrase is dedicated.

Send me your bank details and I might be able to get you tickets for this.

Cliches.

Constant repetition and over-use of any phrase can result in the creation of a cliché or worn out phrase.

Falling into this category in recent times are:

They haven't won anything yet; fuck bumble; one season wonder and its update three season wonder; punching above our weight; hoodoo; it all evens itself up over the season.

New examples welcomed

The length of time before a brand new 'fizzing' expression becomes a cliché can vary between a fortnight and a lifetime depending on usage.

Opinions are not facts..

This continues to cause confusion.

Just because it's your firmly held opinion does not make it a fact.

As in: 'Spurs are the best team in the Premiership: fact'. Even if we all agree it still doesn't become a fact.

Even if you 'prove' it by selective use of statistics and quotations from dodgy sources.

Remember: a fact is a fact: fact.

Update on Player assessments (See Part 1)

Harry Kane is now officially England Captain and a God. (fact)

Kyle Walker-Peters is the new Kyle Walker without the Peters. How strange is that.

The other Harry has signed a 5yr. Contract so attains 'Virtually Untouchable' status.

The other Moussa is still a Spurs player so keep your negative opinions to yourself.
It is in order to praise his attitude and athleticism.

The original Moussa might not be with us when this is published so the debate as to whether he was once the best footballer in the World can continue.

Grammar.
Sorry the fun has to stop somewhere: Not to be skipped.
Yes that's you.

'There are hundreds of grammar rules but the basics refer to sentence structure and parts of speech, which are noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition and conjunction'.

'Language is ordered into five systems of rules: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics'

I copied and pasted those extracts because despite having an English degree, albeit from a once new red-brick university and having taught English, albeit at a Northern Comprehensive near the fish docks in Hull, I never knew any of that.

Hundreds of rules, five systems of language. WTF. Best ignored.

As that fine Group Fleetwood Mac once poignantly advised 'Go your own way'

We don't need no (any) edjucashon(education) We don't need no (any) thought control.

Split Infinitives.

Since Star Trek decided 'to boldly go' rather than 'to go boldly' these are fine. Gradually as the world progresses and modernises all the rules will be abandoned and we will be like cave-men free to wonderingly explore without any restrictions.

Next Match. Tottenham v Fred Flintstone All Stars at Stonehenge Arena.


See that wasn't so bad now was it.

Expletives.

Fine in everyday conversation, except at work to superiors or unless you have a better job offer.. Taboo in any written form.

'Fuck bumble' is not swearing . 'Fuck is being used as an adverb. I think. Or an adverbial/ noun qualifier.

Above my pay grade now. We welcome correspondence on this issue.

With thanks to Bus-Conductor for kind permission to include news of his prestigious award in this piece.

Thanks for reading. Another five minutes of your life you won't get back but hey its holiday time.

Jan: "This is the best group of players and guys I've been with"

Jan Vertonghen describes our current squad as ‘the best group I’ve been with’.

Source: Official Site

Victor Wanyama out of Kenya friendlies

Kenya and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has failed to honour the call-up for the upcoming Harambee Stars international friendlies.

Source: African Football

Mason stood up to 'bad eggs' at Tottenham

Ryan Mason, the former Tottenham midfielder, has revealed that he squared up to senior teammates who were not pulling their weight during Mauricio Pochettino's first season as manager.

Source: Evening Standard

Spurs' valuation breaks £1billion barrier for first time

Tottenham's valuation has broken the £1billion barrier for the first time, according to a new study by professional services firm KPMG.

Source: Evening Standard

Poch and the squads summer plans

The Premier League season has only just finished but there are just six weeks left until some of Tottenham Hotspur's stars return for pre-season training.

Source: Football London

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