Tottenham Vs Swansea: Match Thread

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Also Shearer said something like we didn't play well but still grinded out a result when it was really more of a case of us playing well and only grinding out a result in the fact that we only won 2-1 but it easily could have been 6-1. Makes you wonder how much of the game they actually watch before speaking on it. I'd be surprised if I see a more one sided 2nd half for the rest of the season and it wasn't just meaningless possession it was wave after wave of attacks.
Swansea had some good chances and we were pretty wasteful at times in the final 3rd.
But we were mostly in control.
 

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It really didn't tell the whole story from yesterday.

The ref and lino's were shocking and I'm sure there were 2 solid penalty shouts in the first half that didn't even get shown let alone debated.
They were keen to give flappyhandski man of the match but neglected to show his obscene time wasting from the second they scored and that he took half a dozen goal kicks (eventually) and booted them straight out of play.
They didn't show an incident where rose got booked for being clattered and something happened with him off the ball that wasn't shown.
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.
 

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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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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.

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?
 

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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?
 

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

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

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I'm starting to find this to be all very emotional. With each goal and win its just getting so damn exhilarating.
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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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?
 

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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?
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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