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Tottenham Hotspur 2017/18 - Spurs are on their way to Wembley

Discussion in 'football' started by Cerberus, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    It was completely what I expected: a motivated, cohesive team switching between pressing and counter-attacking with graceful ease, against a confused, lacklustre, nervous rabble.

    My opinion on Sissoko changes regularly, but I’m coming round to the view that performances where he has more desire than his team mates expose his weaknesses rather than justifying the existence of a hard-running bulldozer who can’t pass.

    And now, probably, a brilliant and pointless effort against Dortmund, and then we’ll be shit against WBA. Which is the one I have tickets for.
     
  2. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Really good second half and we top the group of death. Wouldn’t have believed it when the draw was made.

    Baggies, though. Liberated from Pulis. And with no-one rested at all, and my fairly consistent record of failure as a Wembley spectator.
     
  3. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    Very good, very mature performance last night at Dortmund. Rose, Dier, Sanchez and Winks in particular....take a bow.

    Who’d of thought - topping the ‘group of death’ with one game to spare!

    Still doesn’t banish the memory of Saturday’s debacle but that’s another post.

    Wish WBA had waited another week to sack Pulis - ‘bounce’ factor now in play. I always think, banana skin when I see this fixture near.....I think form over recent seasons suggest draw ...

    Need an early goal Spurs...
     
  4. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Llorente, though. Can we have Vinny back?
     
  5. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    Looks a bit of a carthorse don’t he?

    Vinny’s only on loan though...so he may well be back!

    Spurs forums have picked up in the fact that Llorente was seen on camera straight after the final whistle at the NLD laughing and joking with Monreal. I didn’t see it myself but not a great look for someone who can’t buy a goal..
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yeh damn footballers having friends at other clubs
     
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  7. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    Or damn footballers lacking the wherewithal (in an emotionally charged atmosphere) to wait until off the pitch to have a chinwag and a laugh
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh how dare they treat a game as a game
     
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  9. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Ah, I see the confusion. Llorente is actually a professional footballer, who is paid handsomely to take what other people treat as a game very seriously indeed, to the extent that a poor performance and a loss against local rivals should be deeply troubling. If you weren't watching Swansea in previous seasons and had just noticed him recently, you could be forgiven for assuming that he was a plucky amateur.
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    he's a spurs player and spurs are - or should be - quite used to losing to arsenal by now.
     
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  11. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Rip van Pickers, napping since 2014.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh. of the 161 times arsenal have met spurs in the league arsenal have won 76 times, with spurs winning 51 times.

    .'. spurs should be used to losing to arsenal by now.

    shitty silas with a memory like a goldfish
     
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  13. chieftain

    chieftain Mega Gammon

    Better
     
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  14. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Worse. And then, worse. Toothless against West Brom. Leicester deserved their goals, but it should have been a glorious 2-4. Lamela's return is a good thing and compensates to some extent for Eriksen being finished, but until Wanyama is back there's still a huge problem with midfield. Poch is fuming. Winter is coming. Topping the group will count for nothing unless we progress in CL. These are bad times. We have not seen their like for some time.
     
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  15. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    Agree with all that ^^^

    Huge test of Poch and of a squad who have possibly believed the hype and who are definitely looking jaded.

    None of this is helped by our rivals all finding form while we slump....doubtless we’ll here/see the Gooners getting their jibes in before their usual February meltdown
     
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  16. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Isn't your problem mainly Wembley?

    And Alli, get shot of the bloke, definitely a bad apple.
     
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  17. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Nah. Real Madrid and Liverpool were trounced at Wembley. Our problem is squad depth, and a style which requires peak performance, all the time, from seven or eight key individuals. Dele is only young, and there’s no reason to think he’s a bad apple - you’ve just upset Eric Dier, which is brave of you - but he’d certainly be a better player if less hyped. And I think he’d be better developed if he was played further back.

    Disclaimer, I know nothing about football other than watching it from time to time. So these are ill-informed and borrowed opinions.
     
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  18. chieftain

    chieftain Mega Gammon

    Its a slump - we didn't really have much of one last year but we always have in previous years. Happens to all teams at all levels.
     
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  19. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    It's only Stoke, but this is looking like a return to form.
     
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  20. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    I do hope it’s a return to form. Will see after the Brighton game in midweek.

    Should’ve won this 9 or 10 nil....and we weren’t that good. Shaking off poor form in the first half only for Stoke to oblige us in the 2nd half by falling to pieces. A pathetic display from well paid, experienced international (in the main) footballers.

    Felt sorry for Stoke’s fans having to travel all that way for such a spineless, insipid display from their team.

    As for us - our two ‘problems’ - one (Eriksen) player himself into a bit of form; the other (Dele) was well under par and could do with a spell on the bench...
     
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