Recent content by Kilkenny Cat

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    Mauricio Pochettino

    May I point out that a couple of years ago some people here were getting their knickers in a twist when Pochettino, in an interview with some French radio station, refused to rule out managing PSG - even though it was patently obvious he was merely being polite and respectful to one of his old...
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    Was there always a plan ?

    For me the summer of 2004 was when it began. We signed Sean Davis AND Pedro Mendes to stiffen the midfield and got rid of Jamie Redknapp, the poster boy - pretty and lightweight - for everything that was wrong with Spurs.
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

    Coincidentally I'd been wondering about this myself. Both Liverpool and Arsenal gave up scouting in Ireland a long time ago. I can only assume that whoever in Dublin recommended Stephen Kelly and Dave McDonald all those years ago is still keeping his hand in.
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    Mauricio Pochettino

    And as a PS to this, two of those trophies were taken this season because a former mid-table club had the great and undeserved fortune to be taken over by Middle Eastern squillionaires...
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    Race for the Top 4 - 2017/18

    Dude: we've SEEN what Poch is as a manager. He. Is. Brilliant. Haven't you been watching?
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    Why Trophies don't matter any more

    Qualifying for next year's CL is FAR more important than winning the FA Cup. Much as I'd love to see us win the Cup, I'd rather see us in the CL again next season. If you don't agree, fair enough. But being permanent residents of the Champions League is, I'd suggest, much likelier to help keep...
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    Mauricio Pochettino

    "Or it's been a poor season again..." WTF???!!!
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    Bill Nicholson - why no biography?

    This is an incredible oversight. Or was there one years ago that isn't mentioned anywhere online?
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    'Celebrity Fans'

    Darren Shan, who writes hugely successful horror stories for children, is a massive Spurs fan. (In case this wasn't already mentioned.)
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    'Celebrity Fans'

    Re Lennie James, I may have dreamed this but I've a memory of watching some TV series (some thriller/conspiracy/cover-up thing) about ten years ago in which a black Briton was on death row - or maybe in a maximum security prison - in the US and he mentioned that he "missed watching Spurs", or...
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    What the pundits are saying about us

    TV3 in Ireland.
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    Player Watch: Mousa Dembele

    Half man, half monster.
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    Eamon Dunphy On Spurs midfield

    To anyone here not familiar with Eamon Dunphy: please ignore him. Having said that, his book about his time as a jobbing midfielder with Millwall in the early 1970s - Only A Game? - is required reading. A classic.
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    Dead Wood

    Let's all pray that Sissoko is one of the stars of the World Cup - and yes, it could certainly happen. That's the only way we'll get decent money for him.
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

    I'm not really entitled to post on this thread on the basis of my lack of in-depth knowledge of the youth scene at Spurs, but a point I'd like to make in Poch's defence: he doesn't over-face young players. In other words, he doesn't throw them in too young or too callow. He doesn't throw them...