What our opponents' fans are saying about us 17/18

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Nine while nine

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So, Palace up next. Are they confident? Here's the opening post on their match thread.

"Spurs had a strong second half at Everton and if they follow that on, on Saturday we could be in trouble. No goal scoring threat, midfield missing Jedi's drive and of course Pardew's tactics. If Mandanda plays, he could be very busy. Half expecting a drubbing. Tell me I'm wrong."


Hmm, not exactly 'cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war' is it? Still, I looked for a poster to tell him he was wrong and, lo and behold, one came forth.

"You're wrong;








I'm FULLY expecting a drubbing."


:LOL:

Let's hope they're right.
 

THFCSPURS19

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So, Palace up next. Are they confident? Here's the opening post on their match thread.

"Spurs had a strong second half at Everton and if they follow that on, on Saturday we could be in trouble. No goal scoring threat, midfield missing Jedi's drive and of course Pardew's tactics. If Mandanda plays, he could be very busy. Half expecting a drubbing. Tell me I'm wrong."


Hmm, not exactly 'cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war' is it? Still, I looked for a poster to tell him he was wrong and, lo and behold, one came forth.

"You're wrong;








I'm FULLY expecting a drubbing."


:LOL:

Let's hope they're right.
Seeing the complete lack of confidence from Palace fans makes me more nervous.
 

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A few from Holmesdale.net

i hope we dont play mandanda, against spurs, what an awful debut it could turn out to be

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It would be typical of "Palace of old" to go and get a result when no-one expects it.
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Let's hope that piece of our DNA is still in existence - Although I'm going there more in hope than expectation !
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Vorm in goal for Spurs so we have a chance.
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I'm expecting a defeat, but we always see better performances against the big teams. I'm sure we'll see more fight and excitement playing our counter-attacking game than we did against WBA.
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Would be typical of us to turn Spurs over but would take a draw right now but expect us to get whooped, players leaving without being replaced, two big players at that and moral must be very low.
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Come on you lot we all expected to lose the cup game but somehow one.Lighting can strike twice come on you Eagles
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I've predicted two-nil in the prediction league as I don't see where any goals will come for us but we are hardly in for a drubbing. We don't give up like Spurs did at the end of last season.
 

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A few from Holmesdale.net

I've predicted two-nil in the prediction league as I don't see where any goals will come for us but we are hardly in for a drubbing. We don't give up like Spurs did at the end of last season.
Didn't they go something like 3 months without a win last season after christmas?
 

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Seeing the complete lack of confidence from Palace fans makes me more nervous.
I think... we all need to stop being so fucking superstitious. We're more than good enough to beat most teams in this league and, guess what? Smart football fans know it. Yeah, we won't always be able to live to such expectations (specially at the beginning of the season), but that has nothing to do with how humble opposition fans behave or shit like that.


Now, football god(s)/goddess(es), please don't punish Tottenham Hotspur for my arrogance. My opinions are not those of the club or most of its fans... hope you remember that next weekend and every weekend after that.
 

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Optimistic bunch eh..

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Some comments:

Spurs 4 (Kane 2, Eriksen, Ali)
Palace 0

Dreading the game, looking forward to the beers.
Spurs 2
Palace 0

Spurs dont get out of 2nd gear.

Pardew says it will be a season of transition in his post match press conference.
We're going to get absolutely destroyed, but I've never predicted a defeat in the Crystal Ball, and I'm not going to start now.

Palace: 3 (Zaha x2, Dann)
Tottenham: 2 (Janssen, Alli)

We'll get hammered, fairly confident of that. 4-0.
 

Shanks

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Snippet from Redcafe:

Pretty sensible this one..

At the moment I really think they have a good shot at the title, all the pieces seem to be there for them. Great manager, best football in the league and possibly the best team (by that I mean as a collective rather than individuals.) Everyone will point to their collapse towards the end but the title was gone for them at the point and whilst there's no excuse for the capitulation to Newcastle, they have the youngest? first 11 in the league, they'll learn from the whole experience last season (i.e. title race and subsequent drop afterwards). Wanyama could prove to be a solid back-up especially as Poch knows him and he'll provide good rotation for those weeks where they have Prem, CL, Prem fixtures. The only issue that could be slightly problematic is the amount of players they had at the Euro's/Copa and how that will affect them early on in the season( although with that being said they seemed to start pretty slowly last season and still managed to do well.) Of their strongest 11 only Eriksen will have had a full summers rest which with the intensity they play at may cause them issues later on in the season especially as they don't seem to have much cover beyond the starting 11, overall though at this point they would probably be my favourites although that's because on paper they seemingly have less flaws than other teams.
Funnily enough this one posted on a united forum with the username name of theiryhenry... tool.

I'll be surprised if they finish in the top 6. Will be shocked if they finish above more than one of Leicester, Man United, Man City, Liverpool and even Chelsea. And we know there's zero chance of them finishing above Arsenal.

This guy... ;-)
They are so overrated

Even with the 'amazing' season they had last year, they still bottled it and finished behind Arsenal who had a really poor season.

Alli and Kane were also brought back down to earth with their ineffective displays at the Euro's. I think Alli is terribly overrated personally.
I won't be surprised if they struggle, especially with Citeh and us having world class managers this season.
But then this dude countered it with...

I really rate Alli and Kane. Both were terrible at the euros but it's never fair to judge players in an England shirt, it's very rare that English players can replicate domestic form in international football and a lot of that has to do with mismanagement imo. I think both will have really good seasons.

I think Tottenham need to add some quality, they have the basis of a really good team but they lack that little bit extra, which would have won them the league last season. Lamela was actually impressive last season but he doesn't score enough (at least domestically), Son Heung-min has talent but doesn't score, Dembele is a great player who doesn't score, Chadli is average but has scored a decent amount before but the goals dried up last season. Even Eriksen who is very talented doesn't score, they need to add more goals to their side if they want to stay in the top 4. I know they're close to signing Janssen but in the system Tottenham play will they be able to field him and Kane in the same 11?
It's far more likely that Pochettino is sacked by February than it is that he's competing at the top of the table.

Spurs last year remind me of Liverpool when they finished 2nd. Absolutely everything going in their favour and they still don't win it. I'd say next season they're behind United, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool. Alongside West Ham and Everton they'll be battling for 6th.
Dark horses for the title imo. All the major clubs (except Arenal) having big changes to their squads/management. Spurs are a settled club and are continuing with their good transfers. They'll improve on last seasons form, only problem is they don't have much of a contingency plan if Kane gets injured.
I think Spurs' achievements last season get somewhat overplayed on here.

Did they once break into top3 until February? I can't remember. In fact, until December where we'd a shocking month (failed to win a single game if my memory doesn't betray), they weren't even in top4 for once. It's only 2 months, February and March where they played very well at the same time Arsenal and City collapsed while we're already playing catch-up thanks to that disastrous month of December. Then after that, it's back to normal again.

So basically based on two months of football, it's been labelled as their best ever PL season by quite a lot where they didn't even manage to get past their previous highest points tally, only touched the 70 points mark which in recent past wasn't even enough for a top4 finish, finished 3rd and won nothing!

It's a season where ourselves, Chelsea, City all under performed. Spurs on the other hand, had several players clearly punching above their weight. They've a young core which is great but they're heavily reliant on 2/3 players. And the way Pochettino runs his players into the ground, without a bigger squad they won't be able to survive the whole season. Southampton players couldn't neither did Spurs players.

As I said before the Euro, I believe Chelsea will be a bigger threat than Spurs/Liverpool.
I've tipped them to win the PL tbh. Anyone who watched Spurs last year (not highlights) will know they're the real deal. They controlled games with ease last year and battered many clubs, they're extremely difficult to beat. Naturally the footballing muppets in this thread will point to the end of last season as proof that they'll never win. But they were in a situation of all or nothing.

Both City and us will challenge, but neither will be consistent IMO. 17-18 will be a different scenario though.
This is a mistake - tipping Spurs to win something. Even in a game of tiddlywinks they'll rather self-combust than win. You may as well throw money down the drain.

They're like Newcastle or Everton perhaps, its ingrained in their DNA to self-destruct at the critical moment. No point worrying about Spurs.

For all the talk of spurs last season thy finished behind an arsenal managed by arsene wenger, failing to win anything again of course.

This season will be the same, in 20 years time you'll look back and say - ''I was there son, I was there when Spurs won nothing again''.
 

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It's funny how some people perceive that we don't score enough when we were the highest (or second highest?) scorers in the league last season.
 

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It's funny how some people perceive that we don't score enough when we were the highest (or second highest?) scorers in the league last season.
At the same time they're not wrong though, having one of the attacking midfielders hit a purple patch like Eriksen did a few years back would have won us the title. We dominated so many games last year and didn't pick up the points we deserved. Contrast that to under AVB where we really had to grind out results but had Eriksen or Bale nicking the 3 points with a worldy on 90 minutes. If Eriksen or Lamela can't step it up (Lamela looks like he might this year) then we could really do with a match winner playing behind the striker
 
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