Chalkboard for Chelsea | The ‘Leave the Mothers Out of This’ Edition

MOURINHOAVBTottenham versus Chelsea. A fixture always prone to a Master versus Apprentice billing. Television expert David James said as much on one of those BT adverts, delivering his one line with all the studio charisma of Tommy Wiseau . It’s also perhaps worth noting that David James forecast a 16th place finish for Everton this season and a ruddy, bloody brave 8th for Tottenham. Expert.

No Love Lost etc..

You get the impression that until their attention is diverted by the spectacle of two decent sides doing some actual football, the potential subplots of tomorrow’s London derby are always going to be of more interest to the headline writers. One of those subplots being: are Mourinho and Villas-Boas going to have a fight?

It’s a valid question, of course. Both coaches have been quite bristly in their pressers this week and you feel that each has shown at least some level of restraint in not calling the other a tremendous bellend or saying anything unkind about their respective mothers. Journalists are hoping, reasonably, that one of them offs their gloves first.

While you can sense a whiff of animosity, it’s all been fairly tame so far. In one corner Villas-Boas has reiterated his stance that the two are no longer friends while Mourinho has claimed that he doesn’t care what AVB thinks, in the tone of someone who really does care in fact, and is possibly harbouring some deep-rooted sexual tension towards that person. You’re only human, José, you’re only human.

TO THE CHALKBOARD, BATMAN!

SPURS CHELSEA 4321

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14 Responses to Chalkboard for Chelsea | The ‘Leave the Mothers Out of This’ Edition

  1. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Damn, new blog goes up while I’m posting on the last. So you aren’t deprived of my wisdom:

    Hugo
    Walker-Daws-Jan-Rose
    Paulinho-Dembele
    Townsend-Holtby-Eriksen
    Soldado

    Reasons: Hugo and the defenders pick themselves. Paulie and Moose have been very effective and should keep their starting positions. The attack is a bit trickier. Sig has not done a lot wrong, but Holtby has played his way in and I think Eriksen can play on the left better than Lewis could. Leaving Lamela out is a toughie, but it seems he is still working out the PL. Andros frustrates me, but we need his ability to get wide and take on a man. If AVB just tells him to limit the long range glory shots and get the ball to Soldado. Some are calling for Defoe to start, but his run against Euro minnows and Villa reserves isn’t convincing me.

    It probably won’t be that line-up and the embarrassment of options is very nice.

    • avatar Aran says:

      I can’t see Eriksen being taken away from the number 10 role. I just don’t see it.

      Holtby could play wide, perhaps, but I suspect Siggy and Lamela might be our wide men.

      Not sure if we might see not see Sandro in there to both free up Paulinho and give us a little more protection from the Chelsea attack.

      • avatar seattlespursguy says:

        I could see that line-up too and would be perfectly happy with it. It is nice to have selection headaches.

        My thought on Holtby is he would be OK on the left and pretty good as a 10. Eriksen would be outstanding as a 10 and very good on the left. So, maybe a net gain. But I know nothing about football, as has been scientifically proven time and again.

        • avatar Aran says:

          I can see the logic. Turns out we were both half right.

          Not a bad result really. Shame not to capitalise on their going down to ten men. If Torres had been sent off earlier as he should have been it would have been a different story.

  2. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Jose: Yo mama!
    AVB: Let’s get off mothers, Jose; after all, I just got off yours.

  3. avatar Andy says:

    Hoping to see a Sandlinho Sandwich, with Will-i-won’t being the meat in the middle, mmmm delicious….

  4. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    In case I haven’t said it, here goes: Fuck Chelsea. Fuck them up their stupid asses.

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    Do Spurs have more chance of beating Chelsea at soccer ball
    than AVB would have in a bare knuckle encounter with Jose?
    If not lets cut straight to the chase and set up a 10 rounder instead.
    If we lose today it will only be the end of the world temporarily
    After all its the Tottenham way.
    Is this season different?
    2hrsand 20 minutes and counting.

  6. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    So, a nice calm game. No talking point that I can think of.

  7. avatar tony says:

    This season looks like the best chance Spurs will ever get of winning the title.

    City/Utd/Cfc have new managers that are finding things tough going and the other lot are relying on the one buy Ozil to replace the many sold RVP/Fibreglass/Nasri/Clichy etc

    The squad is as good as it ever has been so if the team can just consistently click into gear and play to potential the chance is there to be taken to win the league.

    It was half good on saturday. But the team needs to repeat the first half over 90 minutes for ten games and steal a march on the rivals while they are finding it heavy going. Do that and it will be ours to lose.

  8. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Thinking for tomorrow we will see

    Lloris,
    Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Naughton,
    Sandro, Dembele
    Lamela, Holtby, Chadli,
    Defoe.

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