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International week is beyond dull, so let's play with Spurs anagrams


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It's the international break and it sucks. Spurs are coming off an emotional game against their arch-rivals and now we have two weeks without meaningful football while the players head off with their national teams to do... something, I guess. Hopefully not get injured. SO BORED.

But screw that, let's have some fun. Blatantly stealing an idea from SB Nation Aston Villa blog 7500 to Holte, I started plugging Spurs names into an anagram generator to see what comes out. The results were... well, see for yourself.

Toby Alderweireld

Worriedly belated

Thankfully, this is not an issue with which we have to be worried about too much. As one of the best defenders on one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League, thankfully he's not belated very often.

Dier wetly labored

Rainy Tuesday night in Stoke, m8.

Christian Eriksen

Crankiest shiner

You try hitting Christian in the face and see how happy it makes him.

Raisin thickener

Yeah, I got nothing on this one.

Hugo Lloris

Hurl igloos, roil ghouls

Both things that Hugo Lloris can do. Because he's Hugo Lloris.

Moussa Dembele

Modem sublease

I like this one. Why buy your own modem from Walmart or whatever when you can just sublease Moussa's modem? I'm sure he'll give you a fair price, and you can get full access to his wireless network, "MooseNet."

Harry Kane

Rear hanky


Dele Alli

All elide

In other words, everyone speak with a Cockney accent. Dele demands it.

Erik Lamela

Leak mailer

When you're done watching the footie, check your post for an important flyer from Lamela's Plumbing and Heating offering you 20% off emergency services.

Mauricio Pochettino

Macho curio petition

"Only one person is man enough to buy this Willow Tree figurine in public at the mall for his lady friend... AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

Nacer Chadli

Rancid leach, a child caner, a darn cliché

Man, Nacer sounds like a real bastard, doesn't he? But he scores goals...

Nabil Bentaleb

Innate ball ebb

But he's been injured all season...!

Andros Townsend

Tendons onwards, drown sandstone

I'm sure there's something deeply insightful to say about this, but I'm too busy irrationally giggling at "tendons onwards."

Tom Carroll

English Xavi

My God, even the anagrams know!

Cartilage Free Captain

A fanatical epic regret

Congratulations, here's our new blog tag line. Also aptly describes this entire article.


Put your own favorite anagrams in the comments! (But please nothing lewd, these are our players!)