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    Match Threads Spurs vs Cardiff City - Match Thread

    It appeared to me that nearly every decent attacking move was initiated by a run and then a well-timed pass from Winks or Sissoko. Aside from that, we look very flat. Other players, like Moura and Son, made quite a few runs (with the ball) from deep that ended in nothing, because they either...
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    Dele out for 4 weeks?

    Plus Sissoko! (Whether or not people rate him, Poch does play him there). Apparently, we should have signed at least 2 of Shaqiri, Zaha and Martial, without selling anyone. 8 or 9 players competing for 3 positions (or 2 in some matches), is obviously logical. Alli and Eriksen out injured, but...
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    Positives vs Negatives

    Positives: Moura, Lamela, Alderweireld, Rose and Winks are gradually getting back to their best form. We basically played without any of them for most of last season, so we currently have a much stronger bench, despite the lack of summer signings. Moura contributing goals, in the absence of...
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    What’s our best front 4?

    It makes sense to have one of Moura or Son starting each game, for their pace.
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    Winter Transfer Wishlist

    My wishlist: Offload a couple of excess players (e.g. Janssen). Hang on to everyone else.
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

    Didn't people say similar things about him early on most seasons? 2016: Fatigue (mental and physical) off the back of a disappointing Euro 2016 and lack of rest/preseason. 2017: "Can't score in August", supposed Wembley curse etc. 2018: Lack of rest/preseason following World Cup, hasn't looked...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

    That was often the case in the past when we have struggled to create many chances in general.
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    Scottish Football.

    I would say the ever widening gulf in finances is the reason that Scottish football isn't keeping up with the top leagues. Most English Championships teams are richer that Scottish Premiership teams!
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Georges-Kévin N'Koudou

    Have you considered that maybe that's why we haven't signed more players? Obviously 0 signings in a summer window will be an exception, not the norm. Everyone has been expecting us to sell several key players each window, ever since Poch took over, so it could be argued that we're punching...
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Eric Dier

    I see him as a very good player to have in and around the team, but not someone who should be an automatic starter every week for a team that's trying to win major trophies. If we get Wanyama back to full fitness/form, I can see Dier becoming more of a back-up utility player, like O'Shea used...
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    Team v Watford

    If I recall correctly, we always play with three CBs against Watford. They were one of the first (if not the first) teams that Poch used that formation against, three seasons ago. Edit: We didn't play a CDM in front of them though. Perhaps Sanchez + Dier in the starting XI would be a bit...
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    Christian Eriksen

    I don't expect any of them to be sold. If we were willing to sell any of them during the summer window, we won't be now that our window is closed, as we wouldn't be able to replace them. ITK for signings didn't come to fruition, so we should expect the same of ITK for departures.
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    La Liga to stage one game a season in USA

    Maybe they could just play all home fixtures at home ;)
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    The Summer Transfer Window POST MORTEM THREAD

    Janssen, Wimmer, Davies, Vorm and Alli were all signed fairly early too. (Alli signed on deadline day of winter window and loaned back, obviously). That makes 8/21 signings (almost half!) done early, with a similar number left until late August and a few (e.g. Dier) done in early August. It's...
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    Danny Rose

    I can't see us selling Rose.