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OMT Tottenham Hotspurs vs Little bird

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Kandi1977, 21 Jan 2020.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 24 Jan 2020.
  1. Aurier

    21.3%
  2. Lo Celso

    78.7%
  1. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Steve Carr

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    To play devils advocate....a new striker might solve nothing.

    If a cars engine is f.cked and has four flat tyres, you can replace the engine but the car is still not going to run along smoothly..

    We thought we were doomed when Kane had injuries before but we were more than ok. Probably because the tyres were fully pumped and and we rolled along freely.

    How many teams have had a decent forward who you feel sorry for as the support staff ain't doing it?

    Of course if we're looking to ( GHod forbid) pump it to a big man ....then yes we do
     
  2. parklane1

    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    Well i must have been watching a different game then some on here, i actually thought there was a lot of things to be positive about last night. We seem to be moving the ball a lot quicker and not just passing it side to side as much. Lo Celso was really good and he will get better the more he plays in our team, Winks was beginning to find some form and i hope the injury does not set him back again ' (as he seems to take a while to get back to full fitness).

    Aurier showed once again that when he has his mind right he offers us a lot going forward, Moura works so hard for the team but is not a CF and struggles in that position. Son is still struggling ( but he has had spells like this ever since he came here). Sess struggled but he is still a kid and i am sure he will get better with more games and into a settled side.

    Overall we got the result WE DESERVED , still a lot of work for Jose to do but as i said we seem to be moving the ball quicker and that is a good sign.

    MOM= Lo Celso followed by Aurier.
     
  3. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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  4. Mr Gogolak

    Mr Gogolak Andy Reid

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    I guess the mood you're in when watching the game probably plays a part in one's assessment. It also has to be said that I haven't been watching any Premier League games this season, except for Spurs matches. Then again, I expected a more dominant performance against a side struggling against relegation. I'd say the difference was that Norwich made more direct mistakes, particularly in defense, but they also looked more dangerous going forward. Not saying I'm right though and I understand where you're coming from but I'm not as optimistic as I was after the final 20mn against Liverpool or the win vs Middlesbrough.
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    Fair points but i tend to judge what i see not on my mood but on how the games go, Norwich are not a bad side in all honesty ( i except that is a daft thing to say seeing as they are bottom) but they play good football and have some talented players, where they go wrong ( imo) is that they over play and get caught out because of it.

    We are nowhere near the finished product but i see signs that are promising, we are now playing ( moving the ball) at a faster pace then we did under Poch ( and we got caught out so often because we were easy to read). Our new players ( especially Lo Celso) are settling into the team and the likes of Sess and Ndombele will improve us, Tanga has shown a lot of promise and looks to be a star in the making.

    I am not getting carried away because we still have a way to go but i see a glimmer of light '( even if it is only a little one ;)).
     
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  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Gary Stevens

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    Norwich looked like a team that know their system and strategy
    Their weaknesses were clear but they stick to their guns.
    We looked lost IMO and needed some moments of intervention
     
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  7. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Edgar Davids

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    Yeah he was terrible.
     
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  8. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Steffen Freund

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    At times we did move the ball faster, but it's getting on my nerves that except Lo Celso, everyone else insists on pinging the ball to feet, instead of playing into space. We saw it several times that players could not control the ball. Had it been played in front, it would be much easier to control it, and you get past the defender without even taking him on! We had so many opportunities to do that, but only Lo Celso did it.
     
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  9. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Edgar Davids

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    I was pleased with the win, that was such a lightweight team, only 2 out and out defenders and no physicality up front or in midfield. With the low confidence in many of the players and others struggling with form it was a very important 3 points. I was surprised by the crowd as stadium looked empty 30 mins before kick off and it was easy to get a drink.
     
  10. parklane1

    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    Fair point and i do not disagree, i think one of the players main problems is that they have been on such a bad run their confidence is at rock bottom and they do not fully trust themselves. I know some will say that should not effect them but it does, i think/hope that once we get all players back and fit things will start to improve and players will start to express themselves more.

    Football is no real different then most things in life, if we feel good, confident and sure of ourselves we perform better. We ( Jose) still have a lot of work to do but their are signs that we are improving as a unit.
     
  11. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    I believe it was a brain trust comprised of @galeforce @nayenezgani @scaramanga and @Spurs7891

    EDIT: Scara probably would have voted for Dier
     
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  12. djp82

    djp82 Steve Hodge

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    Sadly looks like our tyres are punctured.

    We have been poor. Jose has not changed that. Yes I do feel we will pump it long and I don’t want to see that.

    We are a mess at the minute.Yes we won last night but it was not good. We cough up to many chances and don’t create loads ourselves.

    I don’t know what the fix is but it’s not Son or Moura up top. IMO
     
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  13. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Sergei Rebrov

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    Ah, here we are sir. Your lemon slices with salt. There's bottles of vinegar and pi55 over on the sideboard and straws if you prefer to drink straight from them.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Agree with most everything. Aurier is certainly in a good vein of form and appears to be focussed finally. A bit harsh on Dier IMO, but we’ve discussed in the past how sometimes a certain player becomes harder to be objective about (I have them too, I think you know hahahahaha) but again, two positions after he came on.

    I think Lucas worries me the most of our attacking players as he has simply run out of the idea he has that works. Sonny was average at best but kept on going. These are drudgy days compared to the past few years for sure.
     
  15. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Steve Carr

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    IMO Dier was really poor in the first position but then fine in the second position (we looked better with him there than Jan). I think Lucas needs to play wide right as opposed to up top, our lack of striker at the moment is really hurting us. Is there another team in the whole PL who only have one striker?
     
  16. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    And decent days compared to the last year we've had in the PL...

    We'll get better again. I'm an almost eternal optimist so my opinion counts for nothing, but I have a sneaky feeling things will look a lot better come the end of the season.
     
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  17. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Paul Walsh

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    It’s impossible to have some stability in the side when there are so many games, injuries etc So we don’t look settled. Our movement is not as coordinated and Mourinhos system not refined. That’s why we look disjointed - a little shakey at the back and lacking some clinical passes up front.

    The more the likes of Sessegnon, LeCelco, Aurier settle and Mourinho can refine a stable side...that’s when we’ll look joined up. Right now we’re just determined to get results and we did yesterday. After a busy Xmas that’s understandable.


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
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  18. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    My thoughts too for quite a few games, not just this one. If he passes to Son, there is no way he is getting the ball back, unless Son runs down a blind alley, and even then it's a toss-up. Definitely weird.
     
  19. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    The timing wasn't that great. Had Napoli fired Ancelotti a little earlier, it could have been him instead of Moaninho. In any case, let's see what MouMou can do next year. This year is a bit of a write-off.
     
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  20. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Mauricio Taricco

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    This is a badly-needed win for us ! It is great to get our first league win in 5 matches and the first of this new year and decade ! The performance was not really convincing but we managed to get the win. We started well and should have scored more than 1 goal in the first half. But we failed to make use of our chance and were duly punished when Norwich scored the equalizer in the second half. Fortunately for us, we managed to get the winner just when it looked like we would drop valuable points.

    Credit to Alli and Son for the goals. But we really should have scored more goals. We dominated the first half but had many chances to score but our attack were toothless. In fact, apart from our goals, our attack had a poor game. Alli had a mediocre match but did well to score and create our second goal via deflection. Son had a poor game and wasted many chances but at least he managed to get our second goal. Moura didn't have any impact in the game. Lamela worked hard but didn't have his usual impact. But felt it was a mistake to replace Lamela so early in the second half as we conceded the goal after he went off. Not sure why we bought on Eriksen as he didn't make any impact.

    Our midfield played well in patches but we failed to control the game. Lo Celso played well but he should improve his finishing. I think we need more goals from our midfield. Winks worked hard but made too many mistakes as well. Dier had another error-prone match after replacing Winks. Fernandes didn't have much time to make an impact after coming on late in the match.

    Our defence had a decent match but failed to keep the clean sheet yet again. It was a soft penalty to concede by Sessegnon, There was minimum contact by Sessegnon but he was really naive to tackle like that. Good to see Lloris returning after his injury problems but he didn't have much to do apart from the penalty. We also rode our luck as Norwich had a few other chances which they failed to make use of.

    So, we got our first win of the new year. But we do really need to improve our performance. Let's hope we will be boosted by this win to go on a long winning run to get back into the top 4 race.
     

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