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  1. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    It's back , Premier League football :):D

    International nations league whatever it's called over and back to Business!

    Tomorrow we visit our old friends the Spammers in their most important fixture of the season the inferiority complex cup.

    Kane looked to be getting back to form vs Spain so I'm hoping to see him look back towards his sharp menacing self.



    Some how we've muddled our way to being 2 points off top spot but then so have others who currently sit above us on Goal Difference, something we need to start improving on and soon.

    Tomorrow starts off a run of tricky fixtures, fixtures which we will need to be at the races for.
    Not only with regards to play but physical, sharp, hungry, switched on and tactical.

    It's not a stage of the season where we can be fumbling around anymore, we need to start upping the tempo and building some momentum, especially with what's looking like a resurgence of the Chavs & Scum.

    Can't afford a slip up at the Olympic Caravan Park.

    We know they'll be up for it , that has to be met with the same fire and effort. No ambling around, no slow starts, winning 1st and 2nd balls and taking the game to them.

    This game will set us up for the following fixtures- a good convincing win would be ideal, a draw disappointing but a loss would simply not be good enough here and would raise questions about our desire and ability to challenge for anything this season.

    I'm thinking a spirited contest with us nicking it 1-2.

    Not quite sure what the injury update is but if Poch was happy with his squad after the summers bravery then he can't blame that.

    COYS!
     
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  3. barney Guest

    lets hope Dier can use hes wonderful England tackle on Arnautovic knee that should slow the git down :)
     
  4. Gordon Mc

    Gordon Mc Active Member

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    I'm going for 1-1, more in hope than expectation. Get in there boys, it's a man's game.
     
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  5. Peter reed Guest

    Can't see us winning with the dimwit sissoko preferred to Erickson and dembele is poch the only person in England who thinks he is a premiership player.I have my fingers crossed
     
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  6. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    Lamelas starting to stake a claim for player of the season so far....

    Or the only player that's turned up
     
  7. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    Wins a win but the performances are just getting duller and duller, that was absolute dross.
     
  8. Peter reed Guest

    thank god for Lloris or we would be bemoaning a loss to another poor team.At the moment we are getting out of jail and soon someone will get it right and give us a good hiding.Lamela far and away our best player and why has Kane become a midfield player to accommodate other people. we need fresh impetus and some drive from the manager instead of the dross he is currently coming out with
     
  9. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    The mind boggles.

    Actually think Mouras useage upsets Kane's play.
    When you have a regular 25 goal + Striker would any top Manager want them dropping deep instead?

    Just waiting for Alli to return in January and be announced as 'like a new signing and masterstroke from Poch'
     
  10. Big fran Guest

    It's certainly not pretty to watch but I'll take it all day long given lack of signings, injuries and so many players out of form. Winks had one of his best games showing some really good footwork, taking the ball on the half turn from our central defenders and incisive forward passing.
     
  11. Mick

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    The current negativity on this site beyond belief. Best ever premier league start major players missing yet Poch still getting criticism god knows what would be said if we have a bad run
     
  12. voiceofreason Member

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    Got to agree with you there Mick

    A few posts ago- it’s all “Hugo is **** let’s get rid of him”, then when he does what he is paid to do, it suddenly becomes , oh if it wasn’t for Hugo we would have lost.
    Then we get a “new” signing in Lucas who has been playing well and Kane adapts and works with him and suddenly that is **** as well. I don’t know if anyone noticed but in the England game Kane didn’t score a goal but was generally regarded as one of the best players on the pitch and the Spanish press were praising him

    We are winning, it’s not necessarily pretty but we have our best start whilst having serious injury issues. If we hadn’t had Vorn in goal against Watford, there is a good chance we would actually be top now!

    I appreciate we haven’t played a lot of the top teams yet but you can only beat what’s in front of you

    Let’s hope we can transfer some of the this to the champions league and put on a run once we get back to full strength
     
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  13. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    Well Mick & VoR do come back to us after weve played City Chelsea & Arsenal and tell us we're all wrong
    (I actually hope you do and r correct)
    But if we play how we have for 95% of this season we will be licking our wounds.

    I appreciate we are winning ugly and despite the absolute non event of a window have had point wise the best start to a season but all its doing currently is papering over cracks and unless there is a dramatic upturn in performance we are going to get found out soon.

    As for Lloris did you actually watch the Barca game ? He made Gomes look safe as houses.
     
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    7 wins from 9 is not shabby by any standard. 5 away wins from 6 is a good return indeed.

    That said we were royally stuffed last term by Sheik City at Wembley (and away), so the 29th will be a good test of our real progress.

    I'm less than a Lloris fan, but he was top class yesterday and saved us. We had no Eriksen, Dele, Son playing so not all bad. We played well in the first half, invited pressure in the second and nearly lost it, so let's take it and move onto City.

    COYS
     
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    No lads - not a bad start to the season; highest points total to a PL season at this stage, yes, but considering the quality of the opposition it's what should be expected. The Manchester Utd game (and Liverpool) apart, the games have all been in "winnable" territory - very much so - though Watford was an unspeakable mess. Liverpool was always going to be a test and so it proved, so I'm not over-excited thus far. Like Baz and others have stated, we could have been beaten by a brock West Ham outfit but clung on. Points on the board certainly but performances, in the main, are far from convincing to date and sterner PL tests await, the first arriving 29 October. If we get a favourable result from a reasonable performance, not a lucky, could-have-got-wasted-but-somehow-didn't, then perhaps I'll smile a bit.
     
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  16. Big fran Guest

    Unfortunately lads I think this style of football will be the most likely to get points in the next few games rather than expansive football that already got us undone badly by Liverpool and barca. A bit over the top to say we were hanging on yesterday due to lloris making a great save at the death owing to the fact it was only one nil when Kane misses a chance that he normally converts, sanchez had two good chances and numerous occasions in particular the first 15 mins or so of the 2nd half we squandered good 3 v 3 opportunities.
     
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    Also I think that kind of form won't have gone unnoticed by real Madrid who are set to sack their manager imminently.
     
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  18. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    Pochettino is flogging a dead horse at Spurs, doing a good job of it but essentially a dead horse all the same.
    At some point without serious investment either he or players will seek greener pastures because the 'we do things differently projects' don't bring Trophies or big wages.
     
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    Just look at Hammers. They made the investments you want. Did they get a single MF that is better than Sissoko for their money? No. Granted, Sissoko is playing the best football in lilywhite, we have better players than him. They are injured. I agree we need a better depth, yet you never like the depth players, like Sissoko, anyway. You only want the best in the world. So you will never be satisfied.
     
  20. Big fran Guest

    We could be in big trouble if Madrid do come back in for him as it will be almost impossible to turn them down the second time of asking.. Especially given he was let down in the summer. No doubt his first port of call would be to come in for Harry.
     
  21. Bazza47

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    Football, as Greavsie used to say is a funny old game, and in the modern PL world, one of very fine margins.

    Sure we have been poor, but as they say look at the paper and see the results. Sure we've been flattered by 7-0-2, but we still have 21 points chalked up, which I will gladly take.

    There are however worrying signs. Eriksen not yet on an extended deal, Poch being p'd off at the lack of signings, Kane looking totally off his game, England apart, no replacement yet for Dembele.

    So these are irritants for sure and we will see how, despite these distractions, we handle PSV and Sheik City. I think I'd take a win and a draw, as not losing to the top 6 clubs is a must.

    Two crucial character marker games for this squad.....

    COYS
     

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