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    Eriksen admits dislike for VAR

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/06/17/football-matches-could-reduced-60-minutes-radical-shake-up/ Well apparently the out of play time is about 30 minutes per game (interesting proposal above). On VAR, I don't know - I dont think that a tournament on the world's biggest stage is the...
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    Spurs on verge of Riqui Puig capture

    Don’t usually judge based on YouTube videos but if his signing is true I think it will be a while before he can cope physically with the Premier League.
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    The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 4th May 2018

    I could not agree more. Dembele and Dier play a big and critical role in ball retention but their distribution is average at best. Which is why by the time the ball is at the feet of our 3 in our 4-2-3-1, there is too much to overcome. A top distributor (which is why Winks - even though he is...
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    What Poch actually meant

    Generally agree. Posted this on another thread: I wonder how many of the current squad we would need to retain. For me the following have to be replaced to take us to the next level: 1. Vorm (and Lloris needs a really good challenger. I thought Gazzaniga looked good); 2. Rose 3. Davies 4...
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    Pochettino - Spurs need time with me or another

    I wonder how many of the current squad we would need to retain. For me the following have to be replaced to take us to the next level: 1. Vorm (and Lloris needs a really good challenger. I thought Gazzaniga looked good); 2. Rose 3. Davies 4. Lamela 5. Dembele 6. Toby (if we cant get his contract...
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    Match Threads Spurs vs Manchester United - FA Cup Semi final Match Thread

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43849769 The players are hurting - thats for sure.
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    Match Threads Spurs vs Manchester United - FA Cup Semi final Match Thread

    But look at those teams - City have unlimited funds. United are associated with Busby Babes and the class of 91 but their model is the same as city - buy players at the peak of their trade for exorbitant amounts of money. Liverpool have tons of cash. We are financially a mid table team but...
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    Match Threads Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City - Match Thread

    I agree - maybe left field but Delle really likes that role. He wants to be a Gerrard. Erikesen son and Moura behind Kane. With Bale joining us in the summer. That will be some team.
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    Match Threads Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City - Match Thread

    Christian Eriksen was fuming when he missed an easy cut back at the end of the first half. In another attack Harry Kane was unmarked but he couldn’t play him in with his right foot. The through ball to Kane which led to the Ben Davies stamp was his poor touch. Against a top team like city you...
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    Match Threads Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City - Match Thread

    They were simply too good for us. Man for man they were better. The only person in our team I would not think of retaining over a longer term is Lamela. He missed so many opportunities in the final third. I posted the following in March. People generally disagreed at the time. Still stand by...
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    Ledley - First look at new stadium concourse

    I personally think that we have a lot to thank Dan Levy for. I said it on some other thread but what amazing amazing work from him -http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new-scheme/ From the dark days of the 90s where a fancy dribble or clever pass would be what we would consider highlights of a...
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    Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus - Match Thread

    Fair enough
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    Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus - Match Thread

    For financial reward and to attract players to the club. We are not at the level of Barca, Madrid, City, Bayern. The fact that we can give each of those teams a good fight (we are better than Juve, they are more clinical and have experience but will get ripped apart from other teams) is good...
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    Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus - Match Thread

    To be honest I would prefer we focus on the league and play in champions league next year. Let’s try the fa cup and top 4. Barca or Madrid would have ripped us apart as would city. Champions league one step too high right now.
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