Champions League - 2017/18

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Who would have thought there would come a point where a combined Spurs/Juventus line up would have Trippier at RB. What a time to be alive.
I imagine that if this was being discussed in a year, Aurier would be in, but currently Trippier is the better option and Lichtsteiner just isn’t particularly good. We should have Son charge at him every time!
 

Mullers

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It's good that we've drawn Juve, there is no danger of the players taken the tie lightly. Porto, Sevilla and Basel are all capable of winning their ties. There aren't any easy matches at this stage. Juve's record against English clubs since 1985 hasn't been that good, I think we are saving are best form for the CL and I think we will go through.
 

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Its a form thing at this point in the competition. Any side has the capacity to nick a win over two legs in the CL. The domestic league starts to impact performances and the winter injury toll takes some of your better players out. All the clubs are going to face this over Xmas. A lot will depend on these circumstances and who is flying in January from a form and momentum perspective.

I think how we approach this will depend very much on domestic form and if we can come on strong over Xmas and New Year. We are carrying a few more injuries then normal this season and if we can get these players fit including Kane who is carrying a knock, Wanyama, Toby etc then I fancy us as a team against Juve. Plus Eriksen, Dele etc are having the collywobbles at the moment. They are sure to come good. Its important we carry good positive momentum into Jan and early Feb. If we do that, I think we can beat anyone. Poch's famed training methods will make the difference as we are always stronger in the second half of the season. Quietly confident at this point.
Like all the English teams, we have to also handle a heavier workload between now and then as we have 12 matches to their 9 matches leading up to the first leg. Not only will we need to manage fatigue but the injury chance is increased because of the heavier workload.

With that said, if Toby and Wanyama come back, we have the squad to manage the fatigue. Injuries are always the wildcard.
 

Syn_13

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Hi mate, I've no chance of getting tickets for away section, what hope would anyone have of getting tickets in home section do u think?
Not the easiest, to be honest. It's a small stadium for such a big club and the tickets in the home section sell out incredibly quickly as a result. A couple of my cousins have memberships but aren't season ticket holders. They only get a chance to go to the smaller games, much in the same way that my dad and I only went to the smaller matches at WHL when we were Lillywhite members. Also, one thing to note is that the Juve fans can get a little rowdy, particularly the Ultras. Depends on where you sit, of course, but I wouldn't know what sections are safer. You may end up standing out like a sore thumb and it might not be the best of experiences.
 

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Like all the English teams, we have to also handle a heavier workload between now and then as we have 12 matches to their 9 matches leading up to the first leg. Not only will we need to manage fatigue but the injury chance is increased because of the heavier workload.

With that said, if Toby and Wanyama come back, we have the squad to manage the fatigue. Injuries are always the wildcard.
You missed out Barkley?
 

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Not the easiest, to be honest. It's a small stadium for such a big club and the tickets in the home section sell out incredibly quickly as a result. A couple of my cousins have memberships but aren't season ticket holders. They only get a chance to go to the smaller games, much in the same way that my dad and I only went to the smaller matches at WHL when we were Lillywhite members. Also, one thing to note is that the Juve fans can get a little rowdy, particularly the Ultras. Depends on where you sit, of course, but I wouldn't know what sections are safer. You may end up standing out like a sore thumb and it might not be the best of experiences.
Thanks for taking the time to reply mate.
 

Drink!Drink!

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Poch has said..unsurprisingly...that he wants to add Lamela to our CL squad for the next rounds.

This means another player categorised as foreign has to be dropped, and he says he is looking at putting whoever that player is out on loan.

Early spec is that would be gkn

Curious aside is that under uefa regulations both Davies and Dier are categorised as being “foreign”
 

TheChosenOne

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Poch has said..unsurprisingly...that he wants to add Lamela to our CL squad for the next rounds.

This means another player categorised as foreign has to be dropped, and he says he is looking at putting whoever that player is out on loan.

Early spec is that would be gkn

Curious aside is that under uefa regulations both Davies and Dier are categorised as being “foreign”
Davies being Welsh, LOL.
 

WiganSpur

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Poch has said..unsurprisingly...that he wants to add Lamela to our CL squad for the next rounds.

This means another player categorised as foreign has to be dropped, and he says he is looking at putting whoever that player is out on loan.

Early spec is that would be gkn

Curious aside is that under uefa regulations both Davies and Dier are categorised as being “foreign”
Pretty obvious it would be GKN wouldn't it?
 
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