Tottenham Vs Swansea: Match Thread

Discussion in 'Match Reports' started by chrissivad, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. TottenhamMattSpur

    TottenhamMattSpur Well-Known Member

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    Swansea had some good chances and we were pretty wasteful at times in the final 3rd.
    But we were mostly in control.
     
  2. spursfan77

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    That time wasting was ridiculous. The worst I've seen for a good couple of seasons. How shit must you be if you've got to time waste from the very first goal kick. If the referee had booked him in the first half it would have changed things. He did add 2 minutes on at the end of the first half so was aware of the time wasting.

    It was right in front of me but I couldn't quite work out what happened when rose got booked. The Lino was looking the other way so missed the fact Ayew may have tried kicking Rose in the head on the way down. It was a bit strange.
     
  3. Lamelad

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    What a game. I thought it was going to be one of them days until Chadli scored. But not this season. This is our season guys.
     
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  4. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Watching the MOTD highlights this morning, I got the impression that the scoreline did not reflect how much we mullered them across the park... just goes to show that at this level you cannot afford to miss good chances, and switch off for a second at the back. Wimmer has been great thus far, but he looked proper sluggish in the early stages. The look he got from Lloris spoke volumes.

    As usual though, our midfield and full backs are damn near unplayable right now. As much as I love Kane, a proper Aguero level striker at the head of this team would make us truly phenomenal.
     
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  5. TottenhamMattSpur

    TottenhamMattSpur Well-Known Member

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    It looked like Rose slid in for a tackle but got clattered so hard he was spun around in a circle. Then he got booked?
     
  6. Drink!Drink!

    Drink!Drink! Well-Known Member

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    Before the game yesterday noticed what looked like a whole teenage football team, all wearing a blue team sweatshirt, I saw the badge it said Nova Scotia, so presuming they were from Canada. Thought that's nice they are getting a pilgrimage to the holy football shrine of WHL, but later noticed they all entered into the away team section....:LOL:

    I couldn't see if there was a bank of blue as I was in the park lane myself, did anyone else notice them?
     
  7. Everlasting Seconds

    Everlasting Seconds Well-Known Member

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    A total of 34 (!) shots, 14 on target. That's more than 1 shot every 3 minutes.
     
  8. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    That is fantastic, but also rather damning. As we get closer to the crunch, and the pressure mounts on maintaining this form (as required in order to win anything), more of those shots need to be finding their way on target, and more of them need to be converted to goals. Based on that number we could (and should) have hammered them by 4 or 5.

    At the end of the day, the teams' performance was over-awing. But against a better team (e.g. Arsenal or Dortmund) chances will be harder to come by, and we need to be able to take them.

    Very fine margins, and it seems like I'm being unnecessarily critical... but that's only because I see how genuinely good this team is and how real our ability to win this title is. So however good we are right now, we need to keep getting better. Which I believe we can... especially when you consider Dembele isn't even in the team right now.
     
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  9. Everlasting Seconds

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    The goalie had a great match. It always happens every season that one or two average goalies have the performance of a life time against us. We will meet better goalies on paper who won't be able to put in half of that shift.
     
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  10. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    To be fair, I'll wager most of those 20 off target shots were down to our being behind and just bombarding them from every angle and distance.
     
  11. ComfortablyNumb

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    I'm less worried about the off target shots, more worried about the on target shots hit straight at the keeper. Those are the ones we need to convert.
     
  12. Gilzeanking

    Gilzeanking Well-Known Member

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    Yeh and part of it is the going behind and putting the possibility of losing right in our faces ...til late in the game..

    ...and then snatching a win at the death . Its how Hollywood do it .The good people have a tough time at the start , but then overcome adversity to triumph . When we see it with our own team in real life yes , its exhilarating.
     
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  13. TottenhamMattSpur

    TottenhamMattSpur Well-Known Member

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    We've had the most shots on target and scored the joint most goals in the league.

    And people are moaning we don't do enough in front of goal.

    Do you think teams score 5 every week?
     
  14. Drink!Drink!

    Drink!Drink! Well-Known Member

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    Well quite, here's an "interesting" factoid...before our game yesterday Swansea had conceded fewer goals than Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. So there should have been no expectation that we "should" score 4 or 5.

    They are in trouble because they struggle to score enough.
     
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  15. Sweech

    Sweech Swiggity Swooty

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    Spurs completed more sprints (603) and covered more distance (122.1km) than any other Premier League side this weekend

    Clearly the fatigue from the Europa league wiped us out.
     
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  16. Shadydan

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    Damn looks like another myth busted then :D
     
  17. easley91

    easley91 Well-Known Member

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    Seems like that show the Myth Busters needs to do an episode on us this season!
     
  18. lukespurs7

    lukespurs7 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Kane said this post game.

    Lol muppets.

    WE GO AGAIN!
     
  19. lukespurs7

    lukespurs7 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to propose that anyone not using that term gets banned.
     
  20. hughy

    hughy I'm SUPER cereal.

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    I always read it in a Scouse accent.


    ...and then shudder.
     

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