Please Register to access the whole of the site and to post on the forums.
Discussion in 'Match Reports' started by boris, Jan 6, 2015.
Except the goals and work rate I see are real, rather than just hopeful dreams !
Thanks for ratings @Kendall
Shame but no surprise to see Soldado playing true to form.
@we_all_loved_freund I understand that some may not view my ratings as objective, anything to add?
Sounds like a typical match day for some of the players.
Vlad - capable of the unexpected but can't do the simple things.
Fazio and Jan - good partnership but prone to individual errors.
Paulinho - too busy chasing his own shadow.
Soldado - anonymous.
Townsend - as per Paulinho, but in his case chasing his own tail lol
I am however glad to see Davies, Dembele and Chadli are continuing to improve week in week out.
I thought the phrase was
'I'll see you outside
Just don't know what outside the internet means. "I'll see you offline!" ?
Listened to it on Radio London via Spurs match centre after several attempts.
Usual nonsense. They should let Bradley do it on his own
and leave him to describe what's happening
then you wouldn't get the irritating chit chat about
the weather, the last time they came to wherever they are,
the quality of the pies and so on.
R5SX broadcasting static. We were a little more mobile than that surely.
I guess on SC it means I'll see you outside the corner pin... Or any where away from the North Stand as that is technically the family stand.
I meant the commentary on R5SX was so poor they should have broadcast static lol.
I was there and you are spot on. Stambouli and Dembele were also so unimaginative it was pathetic. The back passing was amazingly creative though.
I said on here it would not be easy to win up there ( 3 wins in the last 12 visits) and so it proved. Burnley where fired up and a draw was a fair result in the end, it was cold and the Burnley fans were crap but the half time pies were great.
I am gobsmacked to hear that there are fans who wished we had lost rather then get the replay ( sad state of affairs when supporters can say things like that), we got back at 5am this morning and we are all looking forward to the replay. I do not usally do the marking players bit but seeing as most did not see the game ( but I have noticed that there are several who are slatting their scapegoats as usual, even though they did no see them ) I will do so.
5am! Bloody hell how did you travel back, horse n cart?
We did not leave Burnley till midnight ( had a few slurps first).
@Kendall I think you have been quite generous, to be honest. I was thinking about this earlier - I genuinely did not see even one remotely useful thing that Paulinho did all game. I mean, he must have made around 10 passes, not one of them more than 3 yards. I don't remember him making one tackle and, if it were possible, I would swear that he gave the ball away more times than he touched it. I would give him a zero - he was THAT bad
I like Bobby, but he was terrible yesterday. He, literally, could not have broken a sweat. I was watching his movement quite closely; the times that he did make an effort to get into the box, he actually ran towards the defenders - I have never seen anything like it. He just wasn't interested. I would give him a one (not like that) - he flicked the ball over a defenders head on the half way line that made me applaud.
Dembele wasn't as bad as the two above. You could see that he was trying. However, his touch and passing were woeful. I'd give a 4.
I'd give the rest of the team (save for Kane) a 5 which I regard as being below average because, to a man, they were. Even Vorm seemed to have a couple of brain farts, despite having nothing to do.
Kane brought enthusiasm to the team when he came on, although even that seemed to wane after 10 minutes. His performance was probably the minimum I would expect of a Tottenham player, as such I would give him a 6.5.
Without actually witnessing the game, you simply cannot appreciate how bad it was. The radio commentators probably stopped commentating on the game in the first half because there was, genuinely, nothing going on. I am confident I will never see a worse game for as long as I watch professional football.
Edit - Actually I forgot Fazio. I thought he did very well and didn't put a foot wrong. My MOTM with an eight
Edit 2 - Actually Eriksen seemed to put himself about a bit and get on the ball. I swear on one occasion he saw Pauliniho was free but turned inside because he didn't want to pass to him. For that alone 6.5
If we had a few more changes and freshened it up with some youth we probably would of seen a better performance.
No shots on or off target from both sides in the first half says it all.
Hindsight is a great thing, but there is no way of knowing and there is no probably about it.
Well it wasn't hindsight from my perspective as I said as much in the team for Burnley thread. Said repeatedly that making plenty of changes would give us a fresh impetus - and that surely would of resulted in a better performance.
And it may have lead to us losing and getting knocked out.
If we could play the game again I'd make the changes, like I suggested before the game, put it like that.
Your strongest line up can vary, particularly during a very busy period when fatigue becomes more of a factor.
Separate names with a comma.