Team v Madrid (H)

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by BringBack_leGin, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. NickHSpurs

    NickHSpurs Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely buzzing for this game! Potential to be the best atmosphere at Wembley yet.
     
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  2. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    If it won't be the best atmosphere so far this season then we have problems.
     
  3. TottenhamLegend

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    Win tonight and we'll have mathematically qualified from the "group of death" with 2 whole games to spare. Huge incentive.
     
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  4. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    More and more I think about it, the less I can bring myself do drop Winks. Ergo, assuming Kane is fit, two of Son, Dele, Dembele or Dier miss out depending on whether we value break pace, goal threat, ball retention or ball recovery the most.

    My gut tells me that when up against Madrid, ball recovery before they reach the final third will always be equally hard and the ability to ghost in to score will be more useful than the ability to charge upfield with ball like v Dortmund. I’d also suggest that the ability to keep ball under pressure out weighs the charge. Ergo, Dembele and Dele in for me, so I’d like to see:

    Lloris
    Alderweireld Sanchez Vertonghen
    Aurier Winks Dembele Dele Davies
    Eriksen
    Kane​
     
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  5. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    Davies is the best option as he’s currently the better player. Rose doesn’t have his pace back yet.
     
  6. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Eh? That's only if BVB drop points again which is unlikely
     
  7. aliyid

    aliyid Well-Known Member

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    Can I just take a moment to remind everyone that we’re playing Real Madrid in the Champions League... :woot: pinch me, I could only dream of this a few years ago.
     
  8. Cheltenham Spur

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    They still have to play Madrid so I'd think it was entirely possible.
     
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  9. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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  10. hughy

    hughy I'm SUPER cereal.

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    If we win tonight we'd be on 10 points. If BVB win their final three they'll be on 10 points. And if Madrid lose tonight, beat Apoel, and lose to BVB they will also be on 10 points. As we'd have a better head-to-head than Real we will be through, it wouldn't matter what our result against Apoel or Dortmund is.

    I very much doubt the above would happen but just to prove it is a fact that a win tonight puts us, or Madrid for that matter, through.
     
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  11. shelfboy68

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    Would be one of the best night's in our history if we won this which like everyone else I hope, however I think Madrid may well turn up tonight and turn it on I so hope they don't.
     
  12. degoose

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    the best news overall is that ronaldo has been off all season, marcelo has been pretty poor and varane is injured , also no carvajal.They have a much weakened back line either because of injury and form so i think Son starting is a must for a quick counter.
     
  13. Cavehillspur

    Cavehillspur Well-Known Member

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    Same lineup as the Liverpool game but only if Kane is 100%, wouldn't want to risk him otherwise.
     
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  14. kungfugrip

    kungfugrip Well-Known Member

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    .....and Liverpool against Maribor STILL dominates the Sky Sports webpage. Think anything relating to our Real Madrid game is about 6th or 7th story on their page! Real Madrid are in town. Ronaldo is in town. Yet the headline news story is about Alex Oxade Chamberlain. LOL
     
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  15. Pellshek

    Pellshek Well-Known Member

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    I have a funny feeling* Madrid are really going to turn up tonight.


    * It should be noted that funny feelings have no scientific basis in fact.
     
  16. Partizan

    Partizan Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago we were playing Real Madrid in the Champions League :sneaky:
     
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  17. aliyid

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    I'm eternally stuck in the Ginger Pele years :bag:

    Anyway to get it back on topic.

    Aurier ahead ofTrips due to his pace against Marcello (and Trips can tear apart Palace at the weekend)
    Kane to start as I think the media focus on him (and his performance in Madrid) will see them give us a tiny bit of respect and space.
    Dembele over Winks as I'd love to see Dembele take on Modric & Kroos
     
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  18. TottenhamLegend

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    Dortmund can only catch us if they beat Madrid. If they beat Madrid, then they can still catch us, but Madrid can't. They can't both overtake us, only one can.

    If APOEL beat Dortmund tonight, the same applies but with them instead of Dortmund.

    That is all assuming we win tonight - a huge ask of course!
     
  19. Grey Fox

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    If Llorente gets on the pitch then Trippier should also be there to give him some service, without Varane they are weak at the back, Ramos is vastly overrated IMHO and getting slower each season
     
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  20. ClintEastwould

    ClintEastwould Well-Known Member

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    Lloris
    Toby Sanchez Jan
    Aurier Dier Winks Davies
    Eriksen Son
    Kane
     

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