What our opponents' fans are saying

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Thought we could have a thread where we can discuss the thoughts of our opponents, pre game and post. Whether they think they'll win or not, what they think of us, their score predictions etc. Or to just simply come in and read what the oppositions fans are thinking as I always myself find it quite interesting.​

So this week we face Chelsea.​
Really struggling to be optimistic about this one.
3-0 Spurs.​
Can't afford to lose. If Ramires is out I'm sure we will.
Oh for f**ks sake everyone, what is this some sort of Spurs love in. If the team turns out with the frame of mind they had in the Valencia and Man City games then we shouldn't have a problem and even a draw wouldn't be a bad thing as they're not the pushover they used to be and are probably one of the best teams in the PL coming forward.
If we perform like at Wigan then they deserve all the sh*t they get because you can't blame the manager for players turning it on when they choose and each and every one of them who strops can f**k right off.​
We have strikers that aren't scoring (Sturridge the exception) and a defence that looks like conceding in every game. We have to face facts, at the moment Spuds are better than us and at home so they are favourites.
One of the big disappointments for me over the last 3 or 4 season is the lack of passion the team has shown in derby games (away in particular).​
We seem to be forgetting that we are a cup final for any London club (even Arsenal).​
Last season at WHL was the first in about 2 or 3 seasons we matched them for desire hence why we nearly pulled of a win.​
Sadly I just fear another Wigan like performance hence a loss. If we played like we did against City we would win, simple as.​
We are better than Spurs, end of. On paper we should batter them. They are not that good, they're Spurs. Its our game to win or lose. Depends entirely on who turns up. Provided all are fit:
---------- Cech ------------​
Ivan - Luiz - Terry - Cole​
----------- Romeu ---------​
--- Ramires - Meireles ---​
Sturridge - Torres - Mata​
As good as Drogba was for City, I feel like he slows down Mata and Danny. Torres isn't scoring but he seems to make our front 3 much more dynamic with his movement. With that being our best midfield, I feel using Torres would up the tempo to levels Spuds will find difficult to deal with. We'll have to play on the counter attack and the speed in that lineup would be their undoing IMO. I'd bring Drogba on in the second half or if we're ahead to help kill the game Mourinho style.​
Read a great quote in Hemingway last night Castiel in reference to military plans, paper doesn't bleed. It's the same here the team on paper doesn't mean a thing. Its all about attitude when the players get out there.
That's why Drogba starts. We cannot have Torres searching around for his confidence at WHL.​
Spurs are kings of the quick counter, if we play high up Bale will tear us apart.​
They're certainly more cautious than they may have previously been. They're also all praying for Ramires to be fit, some for Luiz also. I for one hope Luiz plays... Is interesting to see what they think of Drogba and Torres.​
 

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Not surprised to see the Ramires comments, was saying earlier in another thread that he's their key man at the moment.
 

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oh man. ramires v sandro promises to be a mouthwatering all brasilian match-up..
 

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i hope luiz plays too, he always fouls physically imposing strikers like adebayor to deal with them but gets away with it.. so hopefully he'll get his comeuppance against us.
 
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Good thread. It's always fun to check out ArsenalMania, BlueMoon, RedCafe, RAWK, etc, especially these days when we're doing well.

The Shed End is actually a decent forum, they hate us and but most of the posters over there are not crazy mental lunatics, like on some other forums (bluemoon).
 

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Spurs-tinted glasses on?

I wouldn't say it's a complete mismatch, not at all. I mean, they both play as DM's but in different ways. Sandro is crunching in the tackle, plays a simple ball and then looks for a return further up the pitch. Ramires on the other hand is capable of picking up the ball and gliding past players, something I feel Sandro can't do.

To say Sandro is was better isn't correct in my eyes - both do their jobs effectively and are key players within their team.
 

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Good thread. It's always fun to check out ArsenalMania, BlueMoon, RedCafe, RAWK, etc, especially these days when we're doing well.

The Shed End is actually a decent forum, they hate us and but most of the posters over there are not crazy mental lunatics, like on some other forums (bluemoon).
RAWK is the worst, I dislike them more than Arsenal fans.
 
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Spurs-tinted glasses on?

I wouldn't say it's a complete mismatch, not at all. I mean, they both play as DM's but in different ways. Sandro is crunching in the tackle, plays a simple ball and then looks for a return further up the pitch. Ramires on the other hand is capable of picking up the ball and gliding past players, something I feel Sandro can't do.

To say Sandro is was better isn't correct in my eyes - both do their jobs effectively and are key players within their team.
two great players

im looking forward to the match up
 

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i hope luiz plays too, he always fouls physically imposing strikers like adebayor to deal with them but gets away with it.. so hopefully he'll get his comeuppance against us.
That would be nice, but the referee is one H.Webb. So, he will no doubt get away with bloody murder.
 

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Spurs-tinted glasses on?

I wouldn't say it's a complete mismatch, not at all. I mean, they both play as DM's but in different ways. Sandro is crunching in the tackle, plays a simple ball and then looks for a return further up the pitch. Ramires on the other hand is capable of picking up the ball and gliding past players, something I feel Sandro can't do.

To say Sandro is was better isn't correct in my eyes - both do their jobs effectively and are key players within their team.
Completely agree.

Ramires has been bloody good this season, I was impressed with him in the City game.
 

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Ramires is in my fantasy team, but i've dropped him to the bench this week - scored me plenty of points too, hence the reason i have everything crossed that he doesn't play.

Chelsea fans are hard to guage for me; there are so many that have only arrived since the Abramovich era, who appear to know very little about their team and it's history. They are mostly unbearable, chinless twats, who have a fortune in mummy and daddys bank account. But then there's the other breed of Chelsea fan; the real fans, the one's that stuck with them through the highs and lows of the 80's, the gradual emergence out of the gloom with players like Zola & Poyet really turning the side around - they are most often great conversation and really quite interesting company. Sure, that's not all of them, there are exceptions to every rule, but it can't be easy being a long time fan of a flavour of the month club.

Obviously, their forums will never fairly be representing the level headed fan though, no football forums do. I mean, check out Spurs Chat... :whistle:
 
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