Ratings v Leicester

Discussion in 'Match Reports' started by carpediem991, Dec 26, 2014.

Best player was...

  1. Lloris

    266 vote(s)
    85.0%
  2. Walker

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. Vertonghen

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  4. Fazio

    8 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Rose

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Stambouli

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. Bentaleb

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  8. Mason

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Chadli

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  10. Eriksen

    10 vote(s)
    3.2%
  11. Lamela

    6 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. Kane

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  13. Soldado

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  14. Paulinho

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. no one

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. PrettyColors

    PrettyColors Well-Known Member

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    Lloris was the best player on the pitch.

    Then it was probably Mahrez and a few other Leicester players.. Very poor match.
     
  2. Spurrific

    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    I disagree, but I ain't mad atchu cuh.
     
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  3. Colonel_Klinck

    Colonel_Klinck Well-Known Member

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    Fazio made some proper howlers today. How is anyone giving him a high score? Apart from Lloris we were pants.
     
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  4. Show Pony

    Show Pony Well-Known Member

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    Stambouli getting slated but we were noticably worse in the second half without him on
     
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  5. Show Pony

    Show Pony Well-Known Member

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    Glad someone else said that, I thought I was missing something
     
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  6. Show Pony

    Show Pony Well-Known Member

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    First 20 minutes I got excited that Poch's exciting brand of football had arrived
    Next 25 minutes were hard viewing
    Last 51 minutes was extremely hard viewing

    For me the biggest concern is we do not have a strong combination in the two holding midfielders to get hold of the ball....we shouldnt be relying on Mason and Bentaleb
     
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  7. jonathanhotspur

    jonathanhotspur Loose Cannon

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    One thing that wrecks my head is that we cough up possession so easily from our goal kicks. I think we're crying out for a targetman and I want to see us fighting for those second balls.
     
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  8. Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin Well-Known Member

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    i agree with whoscored stats. rose mom (y)
     
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  9. DaSpurs

    DaSpurs Well-Known Member

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    The midfielders have caught a lot of slack today, but I thought Walker was absolutely shocking. Could hardly believe what I was watching during some of his mistakes both with the ball, and defending against it.
     
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  10. mpickard2087

    mpickard2087 Fantastic Member

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    We should pass it out of defence properly in my opinion.
     
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  11. SlotBadger

    SlotBadger Well-Known Member

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    Lufti clearly makes inaccurate assumptions.
     
  12. jonathanhotspur

    jonathanhotspur Loose Cannon

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    We're not too hot at that, though.
     
  13. mpickard2087

    mpickard2087 Fantastic Member

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    Bingo.

    But this is what we are trying to do and would rather see us perfect, rather than lumping it up pitch to a couple of pretty average (Kane, Chadli) options to win the aerial challenge.
     
  14. jonathanhotspur

    jonathanhotspur Loose Cannon

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    I think we need to get our purse out.
     
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  15. Show Pony

    Show Pony Well-Known Member

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    I agree but who can we get?

    I think Benteke would be perfect but cant see him moving mid season after a long lay off....and Bony is well overpriced with Liverpool also bidding for him.

    Apart from those two who else?
     
  16. mpickard2087

    mpickard2087 Fantastic Member

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    Who's spending it?
     
  17. jonathanhotspur

    jonathanhotspur Loose Cannon

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    I don't have the answer but there are a few younger chaps on the continent whom we've been linked with.
    Hopefully us. I think we're in dire need of new blood.
     
  18. spurious1

    spurious1 Active Member

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    We were great for the first 30 seconds or so, then it all went downhill. Well actually for the first 15 or so minutes we looked like we might actually stroll through this to a comfortable victory, but after all these year watching Spurs I should have known better. After that we looked absolutely awful to a man, outside of course Lloris who was his typical amazing self and made it possible for us to win, let alone not lose heavily. As did their lack of luck (twice hit the woodwork) and finishing quality.

    Lloris - 9.5 Could hardly be any better. If we manage to achieve anything this season, he will be the main reason.

    Rest - shit 3, 4, maybe a couple of 5s say to Eriksen for saving us by scoring a solo effort (I suppose the bounce was intentional), and maybe spread a little extra among Lamela, Chadli, and Kane (and whoever passed it very neatly out of the defence to Lamela to start to move, not sure who it was...) for the fluid first goal, which I foolishly thought was going to set the tone of the rest of the match.

    Walker was especially awful in all aspects. And I say that having thought up to now that he's made a big (positive) difference since he's been back. Let's generously suppose he's not quite match fit yet.

    And let's blame the weather for the rest of the awful performances. We did after all get the 3 points.
     
  19. davidmatzdorf

    davidmatzdorf Front Page Gadfly

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    Lloris - 9 - Obviously MotM and saved us 3 points with multiple superb saves, positioning and speed; I do wish he had hammered the ball up the pitch less cavalierly when we were having such difficulty retaining possession

    Rose - 5 - I'm going to cut both fullbacks more slack than most people, because it was obvious right from the team selection that the tactic was to play two quick attacking fullbacks and pin Leicester's wide players back; for 35 minutes it worked and then sloppiness crept in after Leicester finally started to close down and win the ball in midfield; why Rose insisted on playing the same way after the game changed is perhaps something he should be thinking about; and he drifted into the centre way too often when we were hanging on at the end

    Vertonghen - 5.5 - I wasn't as impressed as most, I thought he looked nervous and made some bad decisions when we were under pressure

    Fazio - 7.5 - Covered for Vertonghen and looked very assured; no major mental errors for the second game in succession

    Walker - 5 - See "Rose" - at least Walker adjusted his positioning a bit when we were being put under constant pressure

    Bentaleb - 5 - Largely culpable for Ulloa's goal; having a definite dip in form at the moment and does not work very well with Stambouli

    Stambouli - 5.5 - OK, nothing special, but to my surprise we got worse at retaining the ball when Mason replaced him

    Lamela - 6 - Some very good moments, but one of the culprits for our lack of ball retention in the second half

    Eriksen - 6.5 - Very good first half, very ineffective second half redeemed by the minor matter of winning the match for us - again

    Chadli - 5.5 - His assist looked a bit scuffed and the rest of his play was nothing exciting

    Kane - 6.5 - Got his goal again, but then contributed more hard work than class


    Mason - 5.5 - I thought it was a good substitution when it happened and thought so even more when he made that great (and remarkably quick) run into the box, but it didn't work out that way, becausde he completely failed to exert any control of possession in midfield

    Soldado - 5.5 - Didn't really get very involved, but we didn't often have the ball when he was on the pitch, so perhaps that's unsurprising

    Paulinho - NET


    Leicester clearly deserved to win that match on the balance of 95 minutes' play, but equally they could have been 3-0 down after 35 minutes, they were that limp up to that point. It's another away win that shows that we have individual quality, that we scrap for points, that the players are bloody fit and that we will be open in defence and dependent upon Lloris for as long as we play in Pochettino's style, because for all the rage directed here at individual players, our defence plays like this in part because of the instructions they are given, especially positionally.

    I was more concerned about our midfield today. The way we have to prevent our defence being exposed involves vigorous pressing high up the pitch and accurate short passing; instead, Leicester were out-pressing us and we were often pressurised into passing directly to the opposition. Had we not given the ball away roughly 50 times in the second half (a mixture of poor passes (only 74% across the team!), bad judgment when clearing the ball, being caught in possession and lack of hustle), then our defence would not have been subjected to unending pressure.
     
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  20. Larryjanta

    Larryjanta Well-Known Member

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    Fucking hell boys, you'd think we'd have lost by some of he reactions and rating in here. Ground out a good win against a side fighting for their lives.

    Unbelievable: Hugo
    Good: Fazio, Kane, Lamela
    Fine: Mason, Bentaleb, Verts, Walker, Rose, Eriksen, Poch
    Poor: Stambo, Soldado, Chadli
     
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