Matchday discussion

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  1. Cheshuntboy Guest

    Well, the endless verbal aggression of one particular poster (and I don't mean 'Felon'!) didn't help, and neither did the interventions of the uber-woke site administrator. Otherwise it seems to me that everyone's biding their time on Conte; he doesn't attract the blind unreasoning hatred that several on here had/have for Mourinho, but the football's not much better, and CL qualification was courtesy of Arsenal's collapse rather than Tottenham's brilliance - if yet another 'project' comes to nothing, perhaps some of the old spark will return to this site (or people like me - and you - who've seen so many false dawns, will finally give-up for good). Don't worry Site Administrator, I'm off again.
     
  2. The Conte Guest

    Spurs won 8 of their last 11 to end last season... including crushing Arsenal... while losing just once. They also scored around 2.5 goals a game during that run. That is indeed brilliant!

    Arsenal on the other hand... excluding the spanking we gave them... won 5 of their last 6... including beating Chelsea, United and West Ham consecutively. That is hardly a collapse... in fact they did very well to keep it so close.

    As for Jose? He is statistically the worst Spurs manager since Juande Ramos while also being the best paid. The tactics were Championship level... the football a complete bore... the man management atrocious. So there is nothing blind about the disdain for his time here... indeed it would seem the only ones who can't see that are those who can't admit when they are wrong.
     
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  3. The Conte Guest

    Good draw in the Champs League!
     
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  4. Preed

    Preed Well-Known Member

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    Another strange performance.Defended well and hit on break but most of the eye catching football came from Forest,.Still want Bissouma to start and we need to get a grip in midfield as we are being overrun at times…we did create enough chances to win by more but things not running at the moment for son.
     
  5. voiceofreason Active Member

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    Tricky one with Son. You could probably say richarlison deserves to start ahead of him but at the same time he could have had 2 or 3 goals. I personally would keep him starting and have richarlison as a super sub. Either way it’s great to be able to change the game with good subs
     
  6. Conte Guest

    A good win... indeed any away win is good in the Premier League... particularly early in the season.

    But we're seeing a distinct pattern from Spurs at the moment. We seem to struggle almightily moving the ball through midfield when put under early pressure... something we're not really inclined to do ourselves from the outset with any great gusto.

    However come second half... when our opponent's intensity naturally wanes... space opens up and with time on the ball we look dangerous with our class forward line.

    I would like to see us be more proactive from the beginning... or at the very least execute better under pressure when we have the ball. Can't argue with the results so far but with games about to come thick and fast we will need to be better.
     
  7. Conte Guest

    True it's not an easy call. Sonny is a top player... reigning Golden Boot... and a bit of a Spurs legend. But he's always been a bit of a streaky player and he ain't quite at the races at the moment. Having other class options now is why we shouldn't have to wait for him to play himself into form... and Richy is not going to be happy or as effective playing off the bench all season.

    Thankfully we have a lot of games coming now the next few weeks. I imagine there will be plenty of lineup changes to the point it will be difficult for us to tell exactly who the manager thinks are our best 11.
     
  8. Conte Guest

    On a side note... nice to see Spence come on for his Spurs debut against his old club... a touch of class from the manager.

    Spence should have scored! But it actually looked like he didn't want to... lol
     
  9. Preed

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    What a let down .Became more and more sloppy as the game went on.We desperately need some creativity.What was Dier doing in the last minute slamming the ball into touch so a long throw can be taken and should have cost us a goal.We we’re dominant for 30 minutes then just stopped concentrating and we are harried off the ball so easily.Betancour missed for his calmness and we will be sussed in champions league with performances like that.West ham are not a good side and to make matters worse the scum won again and are top
     
  10. USA Spur New Member

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    Why did we play for a tie? Conte screamed if we don't have ambition why did we spend the money. Winks goes for a new Winks who back passes more than anything else. 1 sub when we need depth to compete. Winks can do what I saw tonight. % subs is what we are allowed and we use what? Title? We will be lucky to be top 4 after year is over. Kane would be a fool to sign for more Europa league play
     
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    Another strange game.We completely dominate but don’t put game to bed and then Lloris makes worldy to save 3 pointsSloppy fromRomero.Impressed with Ricky who worked his socks off and Lenglet is a defender who can pass the ball properly.Son better but desperately needs a goalWing backs still need work on their crossing
     
  12. voiceofreason Active Member

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    I think that was just one of those days. With a bit of luck we could have been 3 up at half time and deservedly so
    Richarlison is a great buy. Having the option of switching it up in the second half with an equally good replacement for 1 of the front 3 is great
    Perisic is way better than segnesson
    Bentacur and PEH are under rated. Brilliant engines and just keep it ticking along
    Romero makes the defence tick
    Still think Royal is a waste, he can defend but can’t cross, shoot or beat a player. Time to mix it up in that position

    probably our best performance of the season but unfortunately the result didn’t fully reflect it
     
  13. Big fran Guest

    Wasn't Ramos the last to win a trophy??
     
  14. Big fran Guest

    Think Conte got away with one today. The subs came too late then he made bad ones at that! Taking H off gave Fulham such a lift he may as well have done them a half time team talk. Then took Sonny off who was our threat on the counter. Royal a strange one as he's playing in the main really well. Defense he is solid and getting into really good high positions but his end product is sooo bad. Thought Sess had a really strong game and I'd like to see him keep his spot with perisic moving to the right side on his better foot with more balance overall. Richy was unbelievable today and proving the doubters wrong in which I wasn't one of BTW. Coys.
     
  15. The Conte Guest

    You don’t need to be good to win a domestic cup

    I appreciate the clamour to win another trophy… any trophy… but if I had to choose I’d take top 4 over winning a domestic cup each and every season

    Such an achievement does far more for the club’s standing
     
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    Is any one else fed up with the rubbish served up in first halves.Tonight we are making Marseille look like Real Madrid.Son off and Kulu on and we need more in midfield.So farcKane has been a greedy ba**tard
     
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    Second half not a lot better .Sending off sealed it.Richarlison was however head and shoulders our best player and two magnificent headers.Son must be rested and Kulu to come back and I would like us sometimes to bolster the midfield with Bissouma so we don’t get overrun.Can somebody kick Harland before Saturday or we are going to suffer.
     
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    Where has felon and Jose’s ghost gone
     
  19. voiceofreason Active Member

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    Strange. We keep winning ugly. What are the odds that Romero gets red carded against Haaland :)

    Likedcthat Conte went all out attack, I thought Son has been a bit unlucky in previous games but he definitely looked low on confidence today. One really good break he held on waaay too long

    But at least we won , it could be worse, we could be Liverpool :)
     
  20. Guesty Guest

    I thought we looked a little nervous first half. no-one wanted to make a forward 'risky' run into space. Marseille were the opposite..... getting ahead of the ball and making simple one-touch passes.
    Hopefully playing in the CL will help us in other competitions because we can be better.

    sending off helped us.
    agree great headers from Richarlison.
    Kulu also made a difference.

    City will be a different prospect.....so while I agree Richarlison, Kane & Kulu should start....... I fear we will need Son on the break
     

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