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WhiteHart4Ever

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#41
Friedel 6 - Cant recall him having much to do.

Walker 7 - Good game in attack and defence

Gallas 8 - Impressive, saved Kaboul on a couple of occasions. Adds leadership at the back.

Kaboul 7 - Did well but caught out a couple of times.

Ekotto 7 - Pretty good apart from a dodgy 5 mins.

Sandro 6 - Helped having the extra man in the middle, but I thought the game passed him by at times today.

Parker 7 - Solid performance

Modric 7 - Grew as the game went on, I too think he looked better when VDV went off.

VDV 6.5 - Worked hard but missed a good chance. Whilst he retains possession excellently I have to admit I do find him a bit of a 'tempo-killer' at times and the game has to come down to his pace.

Bale 7 - Has his faults as usual, but looked dangerous when the game became more stretched. A good header against the bar but greedy at times with the shots from distance.

Adebayor 8 - I'll ignore not finishing off the open goal. Apart from that I thought he was very good with his hold up play and workrate. Need this Ade to show up for the rest of the season.

Saha 6 - Did quite well on the right, got involved in the game when he was on.

Livermore 6 - Solid enough when he came on, just slotted in and did his job.
I can agree with this, though if we were to add half points as well I'd have Kaboul down to 6.5 and Walker up to 7.5. I thought Parker as well was better than Modric in midfield worthy of a 7.5. Gallas was great once he decided he was ready to play, first 20 mins or so he looked a bit lost but he really grew as the game went on and will be important in the run-in.

I can see people being critical to Friedel, can't say he did much wrong yesterday. He was caught out by Mata's free kick, should've come for a few crosses as usual but you guys should be used to this by now. Clean sheets at the Bridge have been few and far between so credit to him and the defence (including Sandro and Parker) for getting us there.

As for the game: Ever seen two top teams this afraid to lose? Met up with a Manure supporter after the game and he'd fallen asleep watching it. Second half better than a first half that was most likely the most uneventful half of Premiership football ever, and we really should've nicked it. While our previously immense defence has been suspect lately it is certainly our lack of a proper goal scorer that is the biggest issue. We need the limited contribution from all four of VDV, Ade, Bale and Lennon to score enough to be consistent at top level; with the three former somewhat off the (scoring) boil and Lennon out completely the attacking threat is limited.
 

EastLondonYid

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#42
Mom ...Walker, closely followed by Ade and then Gallas.

It just felt that we were back yesterday, ok we didn't pull up trees in the first half, but its the exact performance that was required considering we wanted to at least keep hold of our 5 point lead..
I just can't help thinking had Harry played this formation,that we were all crying out for, against the scum, we would still be well clear of them.

I think we will kick on now and the battle for 3rd is on..COYS!
 

DEFchenkOE

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#43
In a weird sort of way that was one of our best performances of the season - particularly in the context of our recent form - though perhaps 'balanced' performance is a better description.

I agree with BBLG (I think?) who said Sandro was a bit rusty. To that I'd add that everyone seemed slightly rusty in the set-up and how to play it.

Which makes it all the more impressive that we did so well. I hope that fromn now on this line-up will be the default; my concern is that Harry played it to "match up" Chelsea's three and because he considers it more defensive against a strong team. If that's the case then imo he's wrong, we created more chances today against a strong Chelsea away from home, then we have in recent games against weaker teams at home, playing a supposedly more attacking formation. In my opinion it's not attack or defence, instead it's simply balance.

Credit to Harry and the team for today. Hopefully that stops the rot.
Completely agree with this, we were able to create some very good chances in open play yesterday. Especially in the 2nd half, and we were also to get into dangerous positions on a number of occasions and would have been able to create more chances if Bale hadn't been so greedy.

I just think that a lot of people think that 4-4-2 at home is always the way to go with 2 strikers, but if u listen to what Redknapp said post match, and it was along the lines of we had 3 up front, so for me I see that as more attacking and gives Modric license to get more forward knowing he has more protection behind him. I really hope we play like this until the end of the season.
 

Wheeler Dealer

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#44
Vanilla 4 5 1 nothing else.....first half lacked the pace and intent to get forward to support Ade. Second half we realised how ordinary Chelsea are.........
We played Chelsea at their own game 1st half with our retention of ball and pedestrian pace. 2nd half, once we injected some pace looked the only winner.

Chelsea are slow and predictable, which give Redknapp some credit set up to counter this.

With the exception of Lampard's speculative long range effort, i can't remember Freidel making a save.
 

dynamoSpurs

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#45
What abouyt Harry? 3.5/10? Saha instead of Defoe?! Is he on crack? Saha is shit. No two ways about it.

And Livermore? Rubbish! Get him away from our squad.

Why no Rose for Benny after his string of howlers?

And why Bale edging more and more central as the game progressed?!

Wrong tactics yet again from HR.
 

Spurs_Q8

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#46
as i've always said, sticking with two touch tacklers like Sandro & Parker would be the best thing vs top sides, we were so balanced and give Modric a bit freedom, this performance remembered me our last 20 mins vs Arsenal (H) last season, when we were behind 1-3 and came 3-3 when Sandro came on.

anyway, well done for the team and Redknapp, if we kept playing like that until the end of the season, we will finish above Goner.
 

ethanedwards

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#47
What abouyt Harry? 3.5/10? Saha instead of Defoe?! Is he on crack? Saha is shit. No two ways about it.

And Livermore? Rubbish! Get him away from our squad.

Why no Rose for Benny after his string of howlers?

And why Bale edging more and more central as the game progressed?!

Wrong tactics yet again from HR.
Good trip mate.
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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#49
What abouyt Harry? 3.5/10? Saha instead of Defoe?! Is he on crack? Saha is shit. No two ways about it.

And Livermore? Rubbish! Get him away from our squad.

Why no Rose for Benny after his string of howlers?

And why Bale edging more and more central as the game progressed?!

Wrong tactics yet again from HR.
Are you on crack?
 

double0

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#51
A much better performance from Adebayor well overdue if he can play like that more often his a great player. Modric looked good in the position he occupied. I thought Walker was very good as too Van De Vaart who for me is our Star Player-that player that can win a game.
 

thfc1989

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#53
What abouyt Harry? 3.5/10? Saha instead of Defoe?! Is he on crack? Saha is shit. No two ways about it.

And Livermore? Rubbish! Get him away from our squad.

Why no Rose for Benny after his string of howlers?

And why Bale edging more and more central as the game progressed?!

Wrong tactics yet again from HR.
not sure if serious
 
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