Recent content by jolsnogross

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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    They're not at City's level, but they may prove to be a level above us as the season progresses. And it isn't all of a sudden either. They're paying top dollar to remedy their problem positions (like van Dijk, Keita, Alisson) and bringing through some youth or cheaper buys (like their full...
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    Team v Fulham

    Although Fulham may not just park the bus, it's too negative for us to play 3 at the back with a sitting midfielder in this game. We suffer badly with too many guys sitting in central positions when we dominate possession. Better to get Trippier and Rose playing in a back four, and Dembele...
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    Urgent stadium update

    It would have been a miracle if there wasn't some delay like this. It's amusing that people hold the club to a standard rarely upheld in anyone's life. The stadium will be great. Re-building in Tottenham was an excellent decision and reflects a club with proper values. And opening a few matches...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at Liverpool thread

    It's going to be tough to stay ahead of Liverpool this year. Maybe they are short one center back, but every other position looks great for them. And the approach is so aggressively attacking that they can cover up the odd blip at the back. We really need Moura to contribute at Sonny's level...
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    The Summer Transfer Window POST MORTEM THREAD

    Despite all the pearl clutching and doom-mongering, signing nobody was a genuinely innovative thing to do. It hadn't been done til now in the history of the summer transfer window system. Poch's statements make it pretty clear that he wasn't on the edge of his seat or that his grand plans are in...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread DEADLINE DAY!

    It seems people became too accustomed to deadline day activity. It's ok for the club not to have the same strategy every summer. And having made the leap in terms of wage structure on top of the new stadium, it doesn't seem that bonkers for manager and chairman to invest in the current squad and...
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    Tottenham's slow starts

    It is important to get going quickly. We tend to dismiss the early games and play a season of catch up from there. In some ways, it's very difficult to keep anywhere in touch with a team like City - in their first 20 games last season they had 19 wins and a draw! But it matters now just like it...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 31st July

    I'd love a signing like Modric, but where are they? Maybe I'm putting too much hope in Winks, but he's had some very good games for us prior to injury. It seems like Dier, Wanyama, Dembele and Winks is pretty good for 2 positions. Dele could play there too. If anything, it annoys me when we play...
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread 31st July

    It's not the worst thing in the world to stabilize the existing excellent team at a higher level of salary than has been the case. That shows a level of continuity that is relatively new for us. Not too long ago, the team that performed so well these last two seasons would be picked off. I've...
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    Player Salomon Rondon

    The idea we don't need another striker is an odd one. The problems we've had with Janssen and Llorente is they've been crap, not that the role isn't substantive enough. We could very much use a striker who comes off the bench regularly, or fills in for Kane, and actually makes a difference...
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    Bale willing to cut pay for Spurs return

    It'd be great to have him back, and anyone entertaining doubts about that would soon shed them. He's world class and a hyper aggressive attacking player, which is exactly what we need. We have a team full of stars now, many of whom have won little or nothing. Adding Bale to the attacking quartet...
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    New Kit 18-19

    Since AIA don't insist on red for the away kits, why can't we have it in navy on the home kit? Someone start a twitter shitstorm to get Holsten back, please.
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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...