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SteveH

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Freidel 6
Walker 8
Gallas 6
Kaboul 6
Rose 5
Sandro 8
Modric 8.5
Lennon 8
Bale 7.5
VDV 7.5
Adebayor 8.5

Its official Vdv drives me bloody mad!
 

Grey Fox

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Freidel 6
Walker 8
Gallas 6
Kaboul 7
Rose 4
Sandro 8.5
Modric 7.5
Lennon 8
Bale 6
VDV 7.5
Adebayor 5

Yes I know Ade scored two goals , but he was absolute shite for most of the night apoor Crouch like performance.
 

Legend10

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Chocolate Teapot Flavoured Humble Pie for 1 please waiter.

I know some are going to want me to be eating some. The chocolate teapot trio all made major contributions to the victory after all.

I can't say I enjoyed every aspect of tonights game though in all honesty, there was some good stuff and the first half we played some decent stuff and were pretty well disciplined off the ball as well. But, for me, there was still too much openness, even in the first half Bolton had two fantastic chances and second half until we scored those two quick break goals, Bolton were on top and were had turned to pish, sloppy passing, no pressing and a very shit side were making us look like girls school.

But then Modric, VDV, Lennon, Bale and Adebayor all produced as many moments of quality as they had in virtually the last two months in 10 minutes and the game was done and even though thereafter there was still some sloppy shit, Bolton had died and were in no mood to capitalise.

Bolton chose to not follow Sunderland and QPR's example and tried to make a game of it, which ultimately proved their undoing I guess, as they went from equalising and dominating to 3-1 down in a minute. 4-1 in 9.

I actually thought there were some real poor performances in there tonight, especially in the second half, even VDV I thought was under parr. Adebayor, who was sloppy and careless all night long has played much better and not scored, Modric was ok first half but was defensively shocking at times, including the goal, as Bolton often managed to easily get between our midfield and defensive lines. But a magnificent goal and beautiful through ball to Lennon earned him some respite from the shit he would have been getting for some of the slack defensive stuff he did. Bale set up two with good composure when it mattered but was again less than "sturdy" at times and flinched out of a couple of challenges.

Once we scored the 4th Bolton died and the game became a perfunctory stroll, those quick goals preventing what was threatening for 15 minutes to become a Norwich or Chelsea at Wembley second halves.

I still do not like us playing the way we did tonight and much prefer the way we played away at Norwich or Chelsea. The difference for me was that Bolton came at us, making spaces we could exploit and for the first time in a long time we did, making our superior talent count, tonight the gamble paid out, but for the best part of three months it hasn't, so I remain really baffled by his logic, but will be force fed my humble pie no doubt.

Ratings:

Friedel 7 - One good point blank save but I remain very unimpressed by a lot of what he does. Shouldn't have punched what he could of caught and why he didn't come for a couple of crosses I'm not sure.

Walker 6 - Contributed very little in an attacking sense and their most dangerous moment first half came when he got himself all wrong with Petrov. Same thing happened in the second half once and again it lead to chance, luckily Bolton wasted both. The rest of the time he was pretty good against a tricky player - too often left 1v1.

Gallas 7 - A hard night up against the EPL's toughest war horse, battled away and did OK for the most part.

Kaboul 7 - Did OK.

Rose 7 - Did OK, no real drama, but to be fair Walker had the tougher opponent.

Lennon 6.5 - Didn't see enough of the ball in an open game, wasted a couple of great situations early on, but did execute the square ball well enough having been put through with a superb pass by Modric.It was the only piece of really creative quality he did all night. 22/27passes/0 tackles

Sandro 7 - Decent enough and was run ragged at times because of the three slack fuckers he had round him (5 if you include VDV and Adebayor)35/46/5

Modric 7.5 - A score lifted by a wonder striker and a beautiful through ball. Even the commentator said at one point "I should think Coyle will be happy Modric is spending so much time on his own D. 71/84/0

Bale 7 - Saw a bit more ball than Lennon and played two intelligent balls. But did some of his usual irritating shit. Minced out of challenges and didn't always press, close, track and tackle when he should.36/42/0

VDV 7 - very composed with the finish, I thought he was a bit disappointing generally. He got about, saw ball, but didn't work hard enough to press sometimes and wasted a couple of situations with sloppy passes. 46/53/0

Adebayor 7 - This was a 5 performance boosted by two marks for two goals to be honest. Sloppy at times and didn't always work hard enough t close from the front.27/37/1

Only six tackles were made by players ahead of the the defence. 5 of them by Sandro.

Load of nonsense in there BC but other than that I have a serious question for you:

When you saw our team who did you want to win?

I can just see your head slumping into your hands when Rafa put us 2-1 up shouting NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! My image with JH, Mr Pink et al, fuck, fuck fuck, come on Bolton please!!!!!
 

Mr Pink

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Load of nonsense in there BC but other than that I have a serious question for you:

When you saw our team who did you want to win?

I can just see your head slumping into your hands when Rafa put us 2-1 up shouting NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! My image with JH, Mr Pink et al, fuck, fuck fuck, come on Bolton please!!!!!
eh? What the feck are you on about?

Check the match thread before a ball was kicked, I was happy with the line up given that Bolton set up 4-4-2.

and if you ever think a true Spurs fan would want the team to lose over proving a point on an internet forum, you're pretty sad and pathetic individual.
 

Legend10

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eh? What the feck are you on about?

Check the match thread before a ball was kicked, I was happy with the line up given that Bolton set up 4-4-2.

and if you ever think a true Spurs fan would want the team to lose over proving a point on an internet forum, you're pretty sad and pathetic individual.
I didn't say you wasn't happy with the 4-4-2 buddy?

On the second point I'm really not convinced to be honest, it is possible for somebody to take themselves too seriously you know!

Other than that why the anger, it was pretty obviously tongue in cheek?
 

Mr Pink

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I didn't say you wasn't happy with the 4-4-2 buddy?

On the second point I'm really not convinced to be honest, it is possible for somebody to take themselves too seriously you know!

Other than that why the anger, it was pretty obviously tongue in cheek?
Just think you like digging at people, gets a bit old.
 

ShelfSide18

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Load of nonsense in there BC but other than that I have a serious question for you:

When you saw our team who did you want to win?

I can just see your head slumping into your hands when Rafa put us 2-1 up shouting NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! My image with JH, Mr Pink et al, fuck, fuck fuck, come on Bolton please!!!!!
I have a serious question for you, do you really believe there are Spurs fans who really want us to lose to prove themselves 'right'? Someone levelled that at me earlier this season, and it's fucking pathetic.

It's also one thing to call someone's post nonsense, it's another to say why you believe so...
 

Legend10

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I have a serious question for you, do you really believe there are Spurs fans who really want us to lose to prove themselves 'right'? Someone levelled that at me earlier this season, and it's fucking pathetic.

It's also one thing to call someone's post nonsense, it's another to say why you believe so...

Calm down luv!

And seriously if I want to say a post contains nonsense, I er will, is that ok?

Wow a bit of tongue in cheek obviously ruffles a few feathers in here, so much anger and aggression!
 

ShelfSide18

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Calm down luv!

And seriously if I want to say a post contains nonsense, I er will, is that ok?

Wow a bit of tongue in cheek obviously ruffles a few feathers in here, so much anger and aggression!
Ha do me a favour, do I need to use a smiley to show I'm perfectly calm?

Your well within your rights to call anything nonsense, as am I to press you for why you think it's nonsense, no?

[calmsmiley/]
 

Mr Pink

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I love the wee attempt at deflection, like everybody is mad and angry on here!

Again just childish....
 

sloth

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Calm down luv!

And seriously if I want to say a post contains nonsense, I er will, is that ok?

Wow a bit of tongue in cheek obviously ruffles a few feathers in here, so much anger and aggression!
Mate you seem to be taking this all a bit seriously. It's just a forum... chill!

Do you see what I did there?
 
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