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OMT Spurs vs Watford

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Cochise, 17 Oct 2019.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 21 Oct 2019.
  1. Dele

    65.6%
  2. Lamela

    18.8%
  3. Moura

    9.4%
  4. N'Dombele

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Son

    6.3%
  1. lurker of old

    lurker of old Luke Young

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    he infamous cross it in the box to anyone of their 3 CBS to head... I assume to us

    Quite extraordinary that we don't have a short corner routine. Decent centre backs eat our corners for fun...
     
  2. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Ruel Fox

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    I didn't watch the game (very rare for me) and have only just got round to MOTD "highlights". There wasn't much of the build up for their goal but Rose seemed to give the winger all the time and space in the world to put the cross in and followed it embarrassing dive, how he didn't get a yellow is beyond me.

    As for Verts, his challenge in the box is a nailed on penalty and the VAR hesitation for awarding them is pretty laughable at this stage. Added to this there was the classic "4 on 2" situation that developed in which Janmaat totally fudged the chance up.

    There wasn't really anything good from our performance by the looks of it and we're scraping to a draw against Watford when they should have justifiably gone 2 or 3 up.

    It's almost starting to look like it's not a good idea to go in to the season with your aging CB pairing being unsettled alongside the creative spark in the team, all presumably walking for free at the end of this dogbrick season. Who knew?!
     
  3. parklane1

    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    Nothing much to say that has not been said over the last few games, picked Son as MOM because he changed the game for us in the second half and we looked a lot better because of it.
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman Teemu Tainio

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    He had an impact for sure. But the main change to the flow of the game was the formation. Our real problem is that when we lose the ball we are so easily cut open. No pace with Toby and Jan at the back.
     
  5. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Aurier could’ve done a tad better at tracking back Dacoure, instead of allowing the Watford midfielder to blindside Alderweireld for a tap-in...

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  6. Raziel

    Raziel John Lacy

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    Anybody optimistic for the next two games?
     
  7. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    It is EVERYTHING to do with Serge fudging Aurier playing like he's a winger!!!!!!!!
     
  8. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Oh I think he did! Went walks again and showed no desire to get back, instead leaving it to the slow-rude boys in the middle to get out-run.
     
  9. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Fair play, didn't see it.

    As noted in his thread, I don't think he has good defensive awareness. He's decent going forward. A liability in defense. Still, he wasn't so bad on Saturday, I felt like it was a better game from him, but maybe I wasn't attentive fully.
     
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  10. Daisuk

    Daisuk Pedro Mendes

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    It was Sissoko who didn't track him. Aurier was even further up the pitch.
     
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  11. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    What is infuriating is that he has all the tools to be an excellent player, but appears either too stupid or cavalier to be one. Tragic. He is a massive liability at this point...
     
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  12. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Sergei Rebrov

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    Aurier was miles up the pitch, it was Sissoko sitting on the right side of defence.
     
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  13. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Ian Walker

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    Yeah! Based on the slightly positive latter part of the 2nd half, I don't think we'll lose by more than 4-5 goals at Liverpool.
     
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  14. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    It is his awareness. Spatial awareness, seeing what's brewing and what will happen next. Poch called it his concentration. However, I am not sure he should be the spacegoat for this draw? I was so turned off, I wasn't bothered to watch it with any focus myself. But my impression was Aurier was looking more settled at least.

    There is no one thing that explains our form. It is a combination of new formations, players without confidence. Sanchez has hardly played so he needs to settle in. The new stadium effect. Lack of new signings being available. All the angst with contracts at the start of the season. The hangover from the CL.

    I was expecting a transitional year, so am not as hysterical as many. We need to group together, lower our expectations, and get behind the team and poch.
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Which is a major part of the problem. Furthermore, no effort from Aurier to get back.
     
  16. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Right. I know that. Mate, I can tell the difference between them!
     
  17. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Docoure was like Dier, screening the defense, sometimes like a 3rd CB. But what is different is he breaks forward so effectively. Easy to say now, but signing him over the summer would have given us a PL ready player who would have upgraded our midfield. Not Dembele, but an effective player. I haven't seen him in enough games but he was their key player on saturday :(
     
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  18. Bishop

    Bishop Jamie Redknapp

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    Everything.

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    As much as I don't rate Sissoko this goal wasn't down to him or Aurier it was all Vertoghen. Dacoure was a mile offside if Vertoghen had just looked down the line, he was the sole player playing him onside. You even see in the screenshot how far behind the rest of the backline he is and how far in front Dacoure is ahead of the rest of the backline.

    Very very poor from Jan.

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  19. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Michael Carrick

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    Problem is, and im probably not alone, i never expected him to be anything else but this.

    He has always been this, at all his clubs.
     
  20. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Sergei Rebrov

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    Ah mate my comment was in response to another poster further up.
     

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