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Well then they can't win either they are underestimating us and we bitch in the media bias thread or we become the darlings and then we think they're heaping pressure on us hoping we lose.

Paranoia
It’s not paranoia to suggest an agenda exists against us, it’s blatant at this point.

The only time the media start talking us up is when we look like we might be capable of actually doing something and whenever that happens, we falter.

We do better when the pressure is off and the media knows it.

If they praised us throughout the season for our performances, irrespective of our position I might think differently but they don't, the only time they do is when we look like we might be a real threat.

And yes, we need to get over the hump of faltering when the pressure is on so we do have ourselves to blame for it but the truth is, pundits like Neville, Carragher etc they know it works, that's why I find it very hard to believe the praise is coming from a sincere place.
 

VirginiaSpur

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Never Forget What
The days of Utd being the CL stalwarts, us the EL alsorans. I think it’s doing us a disservice to suggest we’re now seasoned CL campaigners and Dortmund are not, they’ve been CL regulars for years, top of the Bundesliga. We taught them a lesson let’s not hide away from that fact. Let’s hope we don’t throw it away in Dortmund.
I fucking LOVE the salt of people telling us that thrashing Dortmund is nothing to care about. As you say, they are top of the Bundesliga at the moment.
 

paddygspur

Supporter
It’s not paranoia to suggest an agenda exists against us, it’s blatant at this point.

The only time the media start talking us up is when we look like we might be capable of actually doing something and whenever that happens, we falter.

We do better when the pressure is off and the media knows it.

If they praised us throughout the season for our performances, irrespective of our position I might think differently but they don't, the only time they do is when we look like we might be a real threat.

And yes, we need to get over the hump of faltering when the pressure is on so we do have ourselves to blame for it but the truth is, pundits like Neville, Carragher etc they know it works, that's why I find it very hard to believe the praise is coming from a sincere place.
Seriously mate give your head a rest. Its Friday the sun is shining go out sink a few pull a bird and relax. Life is sweat.

Irony alert this is advice I very seldom abide by.
 
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From Barney Ronay in The Guardian writing about yesterday’s match:

“...Tottenham are, for reasons that remain unclear, the most widely chastised of the Premier League’s high-achievers. There has always been a certain jeering unease in the top flight towards a refusal to spend money, the kind of response you might expect in some sweaty, booze-sodden Friday night saloon bar as you sidle up to order your third Orangina of the night.

The urge to cast shade on this fine footballing project is evidence of how simplistic the narrative around football can be. Chuck in the reliance on coaching and youth systems – Spurs spent £18m net in the past five seasons – and it is either idiocy or mischief to conclude Pochettino has done anything other than an excellent job.”
 
From Barney Ronay in The Guardian writing about yesterday’s match:

“...Tottenham are, for reasons that remain unclear, the most widely chastised of the Premier League’s high-achievers. There has always been a certain jeering unease in the top flight towards a refusal to spend money, the kind of response you might expect in some sweaty, booze-sodden Friday night saloon bar as you sidle up to order your third Orangina of the night.

The urge to cast shade on this fine footballing project is evidence of how simplistic the narrative around football can be. Chuck in the reliance on coaching and youth systems – Spurs spent £18m net in the past five seasons – and it is either idiocy or mischief to conclude Pochettino has done anything other than an excellent job.”
Finally we read someone digging a little deeper than the Neanderthal, knuckle scraping narrative we hear every Saturday lunchtime.

The project, for all of its resources is one of the most successful in football across the time Pochettino has been in charge. We are in the process of growing it so we can compete long term without the tag underdog or plucky. Other teams are investing in their end product, we are investing in our grassroots and foundations in order to get there. It's a very unique project that a shit load have tried and got nowhere close to compared to us
 
From Barney Ronay in The Guardian writing about yesterday’s match:

“...Tottenham are, for reasons that remain unclear, the most widely chastised of the Premier League’s high-achievers. There has always been a certain jeering unease in the top flight towards a refusal to spend money, the kind of response you might expect in some sweaty, booze-sodden Friday night saloon bar as you sidle up to order your third Orangina of the night.

The urge to cast shade on this fine footballing project is evidence of how simplistic the narrative around football can be. Chuck in the reliance on coaching and youth systems – Spurs spent £18m net in the past five seasons – and it is either idiocy or mischief to conclude Pochettino has done anything other than an excellent job.”
He is bang on.

Our refusal - or inability - to contribute to the absurd spending comedy of the PL is quite literally making us bullying target for the media, for whom rumour mills and transfer windows are almost of a similar turnover to the actual football played.
 

Blanchflower

Supporter
He is bang on.

Our refusal - or inability - to contribute to the absurd spending comedy of the PL is quite literally making us bullying target for the media, for whom rumour mills and transfer windows are almost of a similar turnover to the actual football played.
Transfers are far more important to the press than actual matches - it's far more difficult to make up lies about the matches
 

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