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The positives

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by El Guepardo, 22 Feb 2020.

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    We are on our way to Wembley.
     
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  2. spitshine

    spitshine Bobby Mimms

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    Spurs remaining fixtures( tougher ones mentioned only)
    Away - Sheffield Utd
    Home - Man U, West Ham, Leicester, Arsenal

    Chelsea
    Away - Sheffield Utd, West Ham
    Home - Everton, Emirates Marketing Project, Liverpool, Wolves

    Arsenal
    Away - Spurs, Emirates Marketing Project, Wolves
    Home - Liverpool, Leicester

    Man U
    Away - Spurs, Leicester, Everton
    Home - Emirates Marketing Project, Sheffield utd
     
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  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    The clam who cried racist getting booed and Azpilacrstwpsackwwwvdsa nearly getting his leg broken.
     
  4. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Steve Carr

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    Oohhhh, you're making me knees all trembly
     
  5. Mr Gogolak

    Mr Gogolak Andy Reid

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    I'm going to play the devil's advocate for once but things were looking good until Son got injured. With few players fitting his preferred style of play and despite a very low morale in the dressing room, Mourinho managed to get us back in the hunt for 4th. Until a week ago, we were among the favourites to get it and some people were beginning to say our name was written on the FA Cup.

    Did anybody think that was even a remote possibility back in November? I certainly didn't.

    Granted, it wasn't pretty. Bar for some flashes of brillance, the football was often quite miserable and a Spurs win was never a forgone conclusion BUT a) Mourinho had the intelligence to give everyone a chance. When he first came in, Lo Celso was as far as N'dombele is from the first team but he impressed when given the chance and now, he's a first-team regular. And b) he was willing to adapt his system to the squad he was given. I'm pretty sure Aurier is about as far from what Mourinho's is looking for in full-back but he managed to fit him in because he realised he was (for better or worse) one of our better attacking assets.

    All in all, what I see is quite different from what I read in the papers or online. Sure, it's not great but none of his teams ever were. He's not working miracles either but he inherited damaged goods in the first place. It's worth remembering that there were talks of a relegation battle at some point. In any case, I can't see how losing 2-1 to Chelsea, no matter how poor a game we had, is any worse than getting trounced by Bayern or mighty Brighton. He's been unlucky with injuries and whoever decided not to get a back-up striker for two windows straight has a lot to answer for but, quite frankly, it could be a lot worse. At least it looks like we're going somewhere and he's won trophies everywhere, which is bound to count for something.
     
  6. a spur from swansea

    a spur from swansea Sebastien Bassong

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    I'm still clutching on positives....just....at least we're battling on till the 94th minute we seem to finish quite strong in games...if everyone is not playing for each other or for the manager we be conceding late goals in most games...i.e chelski could have gone 3 nil or Lepzig again a 3 nill'er, we pulled a victory out of nothing against man bricky and Son's winner against villa.

    There is something there,but with a combination of things,players used to Poch system over the last 4/5 years,injuries to key players,contract issues,and players losing form at the same time,it doesn't help that all of this happens at the same time. I'm hoping we limp into the semi finals of the FA Cup and in the final period of April and May we hit some sort of form,with a long hope of Kane and Son making an appearance around this time,get to the final and actually win it...
     
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  7. StephenH

    StephenH Andy Thompson

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    Well Clutched!
     
  8. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Paul Stalteri

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    To be fair you would have to have crimson tinted glasses to say anything other than that Spurs were absolutely appalling in that match!
    Also, while I don't think Lo Celso's stamp was intentional I thought it probably should've resulted in a red card in that he got none of the ball and all of the player.
     
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  9. MKSpur

    MKSpur Mauricio Taricco

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    Never Crimson!
     
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  10. MKSpur

    MKSpur Mauricio Taricco

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    We will never see Vorm in a Spurs shirt again.
    Thought Skipp played well.
    We won’t get humiliated at home by United in the QF.
     
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  11. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Michael Carrick

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    Positives? I will be out of the country for our next two home games.
     
  12. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Gary Stevens

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    I still think a positive is he is learning about the players and also fan expectation and his excuses are being eradicated game by game
     
  13. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Paul Stalteri

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    I don't have to shell out for any more FA Cup games this season.
     
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  14. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    ...at least!:eek:
     
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  15. Rorschach

    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    Lo Celso.

    I'm posting less on this site.
     
  16. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Dier won't be playing for a while.
     
  17. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Steve Carr

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    One less bellend in the crowd
     
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  18. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    He's been decent the last couple of games so that's probably a negative now.
     
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  19. AdamB

    AdamB Tom Huddlestone

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    Lo Celso is amazing and we should build the team around him

    Dier has confirmed that his best position is CB (for better or worse)

    Still think that we have 6-7 players who wouldnt be out of place in a title winning team: Kane, Son, Bergwign, Dele, GLC, Lloris....maaaaybe Dier at CB

    We have another 10-12 decent enough squad players, some with potential: Ndombele, Sessegnon, Moura, Winks, Davies, Aurier, Sanchez, Tnagangaanga, Lamela, Skippy, Parrott etc

    Therefore adding 4-5 first 11 players (and getting tactics right) should mean we'd be bloody good again. Question is whether we can do that for a total cost which we can afford....
     
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  20. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Gary Stevens

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    These games give Jose no excuse to identify what he needs to make the team a team again
    And I genuinely believe it’s all affordable if we’re smart and strategic
    New full backs shouldn’t cost the earth and lots would be upgrades arguably for £25m
    I can name at least two forwards now who would compliment us and be gettable for £20/£30m
    And a good DM could cost £40m plus extras
    That’s the kind of money we spent last summer and we have CL money coming in even if we don’t make it for next season
     

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