Recent content by jolsnogross

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    Stadium update - Installation of floodlights

    It's a small thing, but it looks like it'll be one of those stadiums with a weird web-like shadow, like Newcastle's. Maybe we should go the whole hog and install the spider too.
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    Match Threads West Brom vs Spurs - Match Thread

    It's more than back ups. Too many of our players have had ample time now at Spurs and should be moved on including Alderweireld, unfortunately, who doesn't appear to want to stay. So there's some decent money in outgoings, and a brand new stadium to begin anew. Sometimes in the lifecycle of a...
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    Match Threads West Brom vs Spurs - Match Thread

    Too often we play with the hand break on, because of a combination of one too many water carriers between defense and central mid, and because of stodgy performances. With the new stadium, it might be time to refresh the squad a bit more than changing out 2 or 3. We could afford to shift a few...
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    Spurs v Watford - team news

    Danny Rose has been a big disappointment this season. Attitude, injury or whatever, he's fallen miles from "the best left back in the league", as touted by several pundits. We were formidable at full back a couple of seasons ago with Walker and Rose dominating those flanks. We've got decent full...
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    What Poch actually meant

    Hopefully we can beat Watford next week and move toward wrapping up a top 4 spot. If we can't take 3 points from them, then you can bet the house on us finishing 5th. So despite the disappointment of yesterday, it'd be good to have a "no drama" end to the season and then take stock for next...
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    Easier run in?

    We've done very well this season but we are now at the cut-throat part of the season on two fronts, and the narrative that we always fall short is something I'd love us to dispel. A win over Chelsea would go a long way to doing that. And despite all the talk about the cup not mattering for our...
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    Summer transfer wish list - 2018

    I wouldn't change much and we have to assess where we are most in need of improvement. Sissoko and Janssen can go. And maybe we can do better than Lamela too. The bench still needs a little work. I'm pretty satisfied with our entire back line, sub keepers and sub-full-backs included. We've...
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    Pochettino: I have spoken to Aurier about foul throws

    It says something about him that it happened more than once in the same game. It's not a big deal, but it could become one if he doesn't learn on this and other issues.
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    Kane the only world-class player England have - Sheringham

    Nailed it. From the outside looking in, this has always amused non-English footy fans when observing the toxic atmosphere and endless failure of the English national side. The focus on individuals, shoehorning people into the side, hopeless performances against minnows, bizarre last-minute...
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    Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur - Match Thread

    With about 8 minutes to go, you could see Kane really upping the ante for us, taking throw ins rather than wait, cajoling our players out of complacency. He's priceless. With some of the misses and miscues, it never looked like we'd catch a break in that game. We're in a run of 3-4 games now...
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    Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Thread

    You have to wonder if Aurier will ever learn not to be reckless. Whatever the decision to play Lamela ahead of Son, it seems harsh on Trippier after the past 3 league games to be benched for this one. Aurier is a loose cannon.
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    Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Thread

    Our game plan is looking rough now and I wonder if Poch is thinking we hold at 2-0 to the latter stages, or does Son come into the fray for the second half. We definitely can't just play in front of these guys, we're gonna need someone who wants to dribble at them.
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    Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Thread

    Christ, this is a really great tie to be involved in. That defensive record of theirs is some fearsome shit, and suggests the first goal is crucial. Ideally an early one for us that makes them change their game plan a bit. If anyone drones on about one of our players needing to move on to...
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    Ryan Mason retires

    Whatever about a job for him at the club - surely something he'd have to train for and work up to - the club should consider a testimonial for him sometime next year at the new stadium. He was a good pro for us, one of our own, and it would be a really good gesture. Spurs and Hull could...
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    Premier League 2017/18

    WBA and Stoke won't be missed if they go down though. They've been standing still or going backwards for more than this season and I'd rather more Brightons and Bournemouths and even Huddersfields getting their chance compared to these jaded sides that don't do enough to play enjoyable football.