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    The Jimmy Hill Appreciation Thread

    Please feel free to remind any Liverpool or Arsenal fans of your acquaintance that, had Jimmy Hill not introduced three points for a win to promote 'attacking football', then Liverpool would have been Champions this season and Arsenal would have pipped us to fourth place. Liverpool 67 points...
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    And Tottenham's record signing is...

    Sir Les Ferdinand, apparently. The team behind the Totally Money website have taken the average transfer values of players since the Premier League began in 1992 and compared the increase in transfer costs over time to calculate 'football player inflation'. And it transpires that the £6.3m we...
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    Aaaaaaaaand it's gone

    In the past week, we've seen the fortunes of clubs potentially go to shit in the blink of an eye. Whether it be ZZ signing off, Roman downing tools or Salah 'popping out', the respective fans of Real, Chelsea and Liverpool have all seen their hopes crumble in a way none of them can have expected...
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    Adding insult to injury time

    When Livermore scored in the 92nd minute, it did strike me that there's no worse feeling in football than seeing your team lose in or after the 90th minute and my mind immediately went to two other occasions where Spurs have stolen defeat from the jaws of parity. The 1-0 defeat to Sunderland...
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    In praise of...

    It's standard practice these days to look back a few years to when we weren't that good and call out ex-players for their deficiencies, whether real or perceived, but I'd like to redress the balance. So this thread is basically an opportunity for any of you to find something positive to say...
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    Where are they now?

    Weird start to this thread. Bloke in the office was talking about a crime novel he'd been reading set in Ancient Rome in which the detective went by the name of Marcus Didius Falco, at which point I said "Fuck off, he's never called Mark Falco", but turns out he is. Who knew? Anyway, that got...
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    Obscure Spurs

    In these days of saturated media coverage when player knowledge is such that arguments can rage over whether the passing accuracy percentage of the Under-15's reserve left winger accurately reflects his skill base or not, it's nice to sit back and seek to remember those players who have played...
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    What's the single worst thing you've seen a Spurs player do?

    So, a fair bit of reaction to the Alli tackle, which was indeed brutal and nasty, but how does it rank in the pantheon of bad things a Spurs player has done? Is it worse than Dembele's gouge, Bent's miss or Ghaly's petulance? Does it rank with Zokora's dive, Defoe's bite or the Paulinho /...
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    So what would you pay for Spurs' front three?

    Well, according to the CIES Football Observatory, it should be in the region of 319m Euros. The study they ran has identified which players they think should command the 100 most expensive transfer fees and how much they should be. Looking at the players in the top 30, there's 1 player apiece...
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    Once a Spur, Always a Spur

    There are a number of ex-players out there who continue to love the club years after they last turned out for us, with VDV an obvious recent example, but, honestly, has any man ever loved Tottenham as much as Micky Hazard? There's an article on him on the BBC at the moment...
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    Cult Heroes

    Every club has one, according to this article. http://www.football365.com/topical-top-10/9558540/Top-Ten Although, reading the Top Ten, we actually have two: The Ginger Pele (for the lost art of trying your bloody best) and Dimitar 'the epitome of footballing cool' Berbatov. And then reading...
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    Less obvious targets of hatred...

    So, from Spurger's thread, it's clear that we all hate Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham to varying degrees and probably don't have a great deal of love for the two Manc clubs either, but is there any other club out there who really winds you up for what ever reason? Someone not that...
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    A Christmas Carol

    So, having had to endure the horrendous visions of Christmas past, the bitter old man - who liked nothing more than making money and being nasty to his employees - is transported to a tumbledown dwelling where he sees Tiny Tim struggling to get by and not long for this earth. He is mightily...
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