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UbeAstard

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#21
That's not entirely true though. The difference between yesterday and most of those games was that yesterday we looked like scoring on a number of occasions rather than passing it around cluelesssly and only shooting from 30 yards.

Villa in the league cup was the only other genuinely attacking match of the ones you mentioned and that Villa side was pathetic.
I disagree and contend this is entirely true. Thats why Tim Krul was MOTM and those were clear chances in the area, also remember good chances against Chelsea to go 2 up.
The games we have passed it cluelessly and shot from distance has normally been against the lower sides who pack their half of the pitch.
Peoples memory serves them differently then.
 
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TottenhamMattSpur

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I disagree and contend this is entirely true. Thats why Tim Krul was MOTM and those were clear chances in the area, also remember good chances against Chelsea to go 2 up.
The games we have passed it cluelessly and shot form distance has normally been against the lower sides who pack their half of the pitch.
Peoples memory serves them differently then.
Not untrue.
But in those games we were boring and labored in the build up and were only good in one half.
Yesterday we were decent through out and looked dangerous from our own half at times.
 

slartibartfast

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If Mike Dean had any integrity, he'd have seen Evra's 7th minute challenge in that context and booked him.
How quickly it can be forgotten we played very well for 45 minutes against Chelsea, Newcastle, Aston Villa and full cup game against Villa.
Think its harder to forget all the other games where we've looked bloody awful. And I don't agree with the games you say we looked good either but thats my opinion.
Yesterday was miles better. Quicker and attacking. Going forwards instead of sideways or backwards.
If we can keep that up then AVB may get to keep his job and I really hope so. Changing managers can be risky but it's no good keeping someone who can't deliver. As I've said before Ive no confidence in him (the subs yesterday did nothing to help that) but I hope he proves me wrong I really do.
Strange we go forward and attack against the Champions and then play slow defensive crap at home against teams we should flatten.
Be interesting to see if we've made any progress in breaking down teams that park the bus.
 

Gaz_Gammon

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How quickly it can be forgotten we played very well for 45 minutes against Chelsea, Newcastle, Aston Villa and full cup game against Villa.

So in all we played well for around two full games from fourteen in total (including the Villa Cup game) before Sunday's match?. That's possibly why we sit ninth in the PL at this moment in time. Playing "very well" for forty five minutes a game in any game won't win us a CL place. No way.

We played well at home yesterday, but let's see how AVB set's his side out against Fulham and Sunderland, two absolute must win games. I would suspect that he will go with the same formation and possibly start Townsend in front of Lennon but the rest of the side should pick itself.
 

UbeAstard

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So in all we played well for around two full games from fourteen in total (including the Villa Cup game) before Sunday's match?. That's possibly why we sit ninth in the PL at this moment in time. Playing "very well" for forty five minutes a game in any game won't win us a CL place. No way.

We played well at home yesterday, but let's see how AVB set's his side out against Fulham and Sunderland, two absolute must win games. I would suspect that he will go with the same formation and possibly start Townsend in front of Lennon but the rest of the side should pick itself.
All totally true but doesnt nullify my point that yesterday wasnt the first and only time we have played well.
 

wakefieldyid

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So in all we played well for around two full games from fourteen in total (including the Villa Cup game) before Sunday's match?. That's possibly why we sit ninth in the PL at this moment in time. Playing "very well" for forty five minutes a game in any game won't win us a CL place. No way.

We played well at home yesterday, but let's see how AVB set's his side out against Fulham and Sunderland, two absolute must win games. I would suspect that he will go with the same formation and possibly start Townsend in front of Lennon but the rest of the side should pick itself.
Not so sure. Unless injury prevents it, I think AVB will have seen enough on Sunday to realise that the team looks better balanced with Lennon on the right and Chadli on the left. Replacing Lennon with Townsend achieved very little, and I assume/hope that AVB will have taken note.
 

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"No chance to sign to the big man at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. No chance for him to give us three points either."

Surely you mean sing? I think the thought of signing him has faded, as AVB would say, immensely.
That was clearly for the benefit of deaf people...... racist :)
 

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Confusedonlooker - I shall enjoy going through your post history and rating each and every one of them as spam.

It seems that you spend far more time giving people negativ ratings then actually saying anything yourself you cretin.
 

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If Mike Dean had any integrity, he'd have seen Evra's 7th minute challenge in that context and booked him.
Which would - and should - have meant that he received a red when booked in the 78th minute. So, in denying us twelve minutes against ten men, a ref's (in)decision has possibly denied us a win and altered the outcome of the match.
 

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No shit! I thought that - unless it was necessary for injury reasons - it was absolute idiocy to substitute Lennon. He was (as usual) terrorising Evra, who probably couldn't believe his luck when the number 7 was held up.
Yes in the first half he was, he had one touch in the second and was knackered. Why not bring on a fresh Townsend
 

millsey

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Bob Soldado had a very bad week, indeed! Very worried for him at present. We need him to start scoring or it will end badly for both him & AVB.
Bingo. Couldnt agree more. He has to bury chances he got Sun, or we wont win games. He is looking a terrible waste of money right now. 26 million should get you a serious striker.
 

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Adam Smith



Back at Spurs after his Derby loan spell went sour. Could he go from the Derby stiffs to playing Anzhi in the Europa League?
wont get better as he isnt in the Europa League squad and i think he is now too old to just be added anytime before the game.

Shame as it sounded like he started well there before the change in manager.
 

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Soldado's a professional and a senior player, who values the results of the team over personal glory. I'm not too worried about him as long as the way we played on Sunday is the new minimum standard and he gets games. I'm happy he's with us personally.
 

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Yes in the first half he was, he had one touch in the second and was knackered. Why not bring on a fresh Townsend
Fair enough, but it altered the shape of the game. Evra no longer had to concern himself with his winger going outside him, the threat of Walker overlapping was consequently reduced and once again the pitch was made narrower. If he was going to bring on Townsend it would surely have been better to play him on the left with instructions to get to the by-line; Chadli could have switched sides.
 

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Soldado's a professional and a senior player, who values the results of the team over personal glory. I'm not too worried about him as long as the way we played on Sunday is the new minimum standard and he gets games. I'm happy he's with us personally.
Happy hes with us due to his form with Valencia. or happy with what youve seen this season?
 

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Fair enough, but it altered the shape of the game. Evra no longer had to concern himself with his winger going outside him, the threat of Walker overlapping was consequently reduced and once again the pitch was made narrower. If he was going to bring on Townsend it would surely have been better to play him on the left with instructions to get to the by-line; Chadli could have switched sides.
So a right winger in Townsend on the left, and a left sided player in Chadli on the right?
 

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Happy hes with us due to his form with Valencia. or happy with what youve seen this season?
It's a combination of both. We can agree to disagree on this, but I think he's pure class and the players (and AVB) agree with me. In fact, Walker himself said that he was probably our best player. I'm curious though - would you rather not have him here? (no big deal if it's a yes)...
 

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So a right winger in Townsend on the left, and a left sided player in Chadli on the right?
Townsend isn't a right winger. He's a left winger who's played on the right. I only mentioned Chadli as he was still on the pitch (playing left side) when Lennon was substituted.
 
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