Tottenham Vs Reading: Match Thread

Teddy Klinsmann

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Same old story at home really, poor to concede so early. All the play but struggling to break them down. Need to up the tempo after the break.

Siggy looks good and has linked play well. Shame his shooting is still not great, got himself in a couple of good positions and his final shot has let him down.

Confident we will come out in the 2nd half and finish the job. Need the 3 points.
 

BillyWhizz

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How Ade gets started these days is beyond me, would rather see Siggy behind Defoe and Townsend on the left.
 

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Ok, reading will come out and do the same so AVB needs to put a plan in place to move this yellow bus.

Absolute silence at the lane, like a ghost town. Too much expectation and not enough singing, we need to address this, it's not on by home fans.
 

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Loads of possession and a few half chances but we're lacking urgency in our play.

Sigs showed some nice touches and Lennon's looking lively but the front 2 need to wake up.
 

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Ok, reading will come out and do the same so AVB needs to put a plan in place to move this yellow bus.

Absolute silence at the lane, like a ghost town. Too much expectation and not enough singing, we need to address this, it's not on by home fans.
Our away support is fantastic, they should just give them seats next to each other at home. The fans who sing are just too scattered around the stadium.
 

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How Ade gets started these days is beyond me, would rather see Siggy behind Defoe and Townsend on the left.
Ade is a major reason we have so much possession, try watching him. He holds the ball up, is constantly moving defenders around by moving out to the wing, and is generally fairly tidy with possession. If you can't see that you are the idiot, not AVB for playing him.
 

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They will break. We will win. Justice will be served. I will eat a gammon dinner. All will be well.
 

Blake Griffin

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Ade is a major reason we have so much possession, try watching him. He holds the ball up, is constantly moving defenders around by moving out to the wing, and is generally fairly tidy with possession. If you can't see that you are the idiot, not AVB for playing him.
would be even better if he could put the ball in the back of the net once in a while.
 

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Same old story at home really, poor to concede so early. All the play but struggling to break them down. Need to up the tempo after the break.

Siggy looks good and has linked play well. Shame his shooting is still not great, got himself in a couple of good positions and his final shot has let him down.

Confident we will come out in the 2nd half and finish the job. Need the 3 points.
Same story since the Harry days, same story since we lost Keane and BErba really

We're a big enough club now for away teams to think a point is great and sit back and park the bus, we need to learn to unlock them

We're missing perhaps a little creativity and perhaps a more clinical striker with better movement (a combination of these things probably)

But even today too many of our efforts have been from outside the box, speculative efforts rather than clear cut chances. For all our possession, how many times have we got behind them, or stretched them and created a real clear cut chance?

I know it's difficult when teams sit back this way, but Man U have been breaking such teams down for years so it can be done. Personally I think we're lacking both that real creative spark to unlock the defense and a striker with movement to create space as well as being a bet your house on type of finisher for when the clearer chances present themselves
 

The Apprentice

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Webb must have been out on the piss last night. Fucking hate him.

If we keep pushing we'll win. Ade is clearly getting frustrated that Defoe doesn't feel the need to help set others up once in a while.
 
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