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Farmdog

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Not forgetting lasagnagate in 2006. Playing West Ham and 1 point ahead of Arsenal. A win would have got us CL irrespective of Arsenal's result.

David Dein.
Was this the game that drew out the “Spursy” tag?
I can’t recall it ever existing prior to this.
 

JSpurs1

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WHU fan on Monday Night Club reckons they got a better squad than us and Villa. Almost a stunned silence when he said it and the anchor tried to help him talk his way out of it.

People are fucking nuts.
 

Danners9

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WHU fan on Monday Night Club reckons they got a better squad than us and Villa. Almost a stunned silence when he said it and the anchor tried to help him talk his way out of it.

People are fucking nuts.
wait, MONDAY. After getting smashed by Arsenal?
 

Styopa

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Was this the game that drew out the “Spursy” tag?
I can’t recall it ever existing prior to this.

I think stuff like being 3-0 up at home to both Manchester clubs at half time and losing those matches came before that and contributed to the “Spursy” tag, although I’m not sure when the term which was first coined.
 

Gassin's finest

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I think stuff like being 3-0 up at home to both Manchester clubs at half time and losing those matches came before that and contributed to the “Spursy” tag, although I’m not sure when the term which was first coined.
That Man Utd game was the "Lads... its Spurs" match wasn't it? 3-0 up at half time, they come out and Beckham scores a hat trick. I feel like that was the genesis of the tag.
 

jurgen11

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That Man Utd game was the "Lads... it’s Spurs" match wasn't it? 3-0 up at half time, they come out and Beckham scores a hat trick. I feel like that was the genesis of the tag.
I was there , half time pint dreaming of Europe , full time dreaming of staying up , it was like the two teams went in at the break and swapped shirts
 

Typical Spurs

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We also missed out on 3rd on the last day due to a very questionable performance from West Brom's 3rd choice goalkeeper in his last ever game in England (see 1st and 3rd goals)


That's Martin Fulop. A former spurs player and now very sadly dead.
 

Yiddo1982

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Pretty sure "Spursy" was originally to do with bad luck and misfortune - lasgane-gate and being the first team to miss out on CL after finishing fourth. However, it slowly transformed into "lack of backbone", and became a stick to beat us with. Probably due to Sky pundits and the TikTok generation.
 

Nayim60yards

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I’m shocked they thought the ref was on our side and that we were cheating. They were time-wasting from the 30th minute and have the gall to complain about an extra added minute.
I don't get complaints about extra time because six were added and we scored comfortably within that time. See exhibit A below
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They got a corner in time way beyond that so they should be grateful!
 

mil1lion

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Was this the game that drew out the “Spursy” tag?
I can’t recall it ever existing prior to this.
Wasn't Jamie Redknapp the first to actually use the expression? I'm sure he was reviewing a game and mentioned us being a bit well...Spursy. It then stuck. Prior to that I think we were just referred to as soft centered. Always a team who played some nice football but lacked the physical edge in games. I think Jol was the first to really have us fighting and to be taken more seriously. We were still losing big games though and considered legends at times.

Spursy is just an updated expression of what people were saying about us since the 90s I think.
 

worcestersauce

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Was this the game that drew out the “Spursy” tag?
I can’t recall it ever existing prior to this.
Yep then they changed the rules so 4th place dropped out if a same league side won the CL in the previous year which done for us with Chelsea that was Spursy. The next year they changed it again so we are the only victims, that's Spursy.
 

jackson

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The irony is, the majority of teams fans would rip a bollock off to be in a position to be considered 'Spursy' but yet try to take the piss.

You gotta be there to fail in the first place, these guys are at home with their trousers around their ankles, trying to mock us for being out and about but not finding a wife...
 

Styopa

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The irony is, the majority of teams fans would rip a bollock off to be in a position to be considered 'Spursy' but yet try to take the piss.

You gotta be there to fail in the first place, these guys are at home with their trousers around their ankles, trying to mock us for being out and about but not finding a wife...

Yeah, it’s a bit like the Oscar Wilde quip, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. We have made ourselves part of the conversation during the last twenty years, where clubs like Aston Villa, Everton and Leeds have been relative non entities when it’s come to challenging at the top of the league.
 

garyhopkins

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That's Martin Fulop. A former spurs player and now very sadly dead.
That match is often brought up as if (conspiracy theory alert) Fulop threw the game. However, Fulop had a lot of respect for and was honored to be signed by us.

It's more likely that he just had a bad day at the office. It was his first league game and only a third appearance of the season, so I suspect that he was a little rusty and not attuned to the game or team-mates. It's also possible that he was not physically well as the next year he had a tumor removed from his arm.

Whilst one could think (overcome by passion and distrust of the poor performance that crucial day) that he threw the game, Fulop was playing for a new contract (which, of course, he didn't get) and thrown in the deep end for his one league game of the season. I am thus more inclined to believe Fulop's take (just before his sad early exit to cancer) on the whole sorry day.....

“I've never watched the Arsenal game again, I'm not a masochist.
“I had not played a competitive game for eight months and I was not physically or mentally prepared. It was a nightmare and it took me a long time to get over.
"Before and during the game I had not thought about the consequences for Tottenham, but afterwards I did and that made it harder. I was a Spurs fan as a boy and then I joined the club, so they are very close to my heart.
“I watched the Champions League final praying Bayern Munich would win because I wanted Tottenham to qualify. Obviously, I was upset it didn't happen.”
 
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