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You'll win nothing with kids...

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Maltese Falcon, 16 Aug 2015.

  1. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Pedro Mendes Staff Member

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    I think the "support" the team get gets worse and worse with each passing year.

    Critiscm of the njie signing, the reaction to drawing 2-2. The lack of signings. It's all so over the top.

    We're in a good way still. Young team, bright coach, new stadium. So much positivity
     
  2. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Absolutely right. It this were a Liverpool or Arsenal board, we'd be laughing at their supporters. We are called "supporters" for a reason. Perhaps we should rename a portion of our fan base as something else.

    That's not to say that supporters cannot make constructive criticism, but the thing is, everything I am hearing is not constructive. It's just OTT.
     
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  3. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Jose Dominguez

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    Did I say anything about winning in the actual post? The title was simply to use a well know colloquial saying (and you're right about Hansen... of course, my bad)

    My point was simply the unbalanced midfield in terms of age and leadership; if you disagree with that and think otherwise, then by all means, say so.

    So when do we raise it? After 1 September when the window would have closed?

    The midfield is crying for a leader, an experienced holding midfielder to give the side stability... yet we play a 21 year old centre half in that crucial role - and then feign surprise when someone like Stephen Ireland comes on and is made to look like Zinedine Zidane?? However, if Poch is now admitting that we need a holding midfielder, could we not have found a decent experienced option in the past two months? Why did the likes of Porto, Inter etc, who don't have anything close to our finances, manage that?
     
  4. milo

    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    Oh, if that is the point that you are getting to, I will close the thread and the conversation can continue in one of the countless other threads where we have been discussing this over the summer.
     
  5. billyiddo

    billyiddo Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    we haven't dropped points this season because of a lack of leadership - more experience in the middle wouldn't have stopped Bentaleb from playing a wayward pass and the defense losing it's shape when on the back foot against United, nor would it have countered Kane needing to be taken off and us not having a player to hold the ball up in his absence allow Stoke to push us back
     
  6. milo

    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    It would not have stopped Alderweireld pulling down Joselu either
     
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  7. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Pedro Mendes Staff Member

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    We have chosen to invest in youth. If you see this as a positive and I see it as our only way of trying to compete realistically, then you have to be willing to accept and forgive the youngsters who will inevitably make mistakes.
    The team will make mistakes. But we will learn and for the failures we will gain more experience and improve.

    People say same old Tottenham. But it's a different side and we shouldn't tar these players with the same brush. Let's say get your head up and do better next time.

    The turning on Lamela makes me sick. So far from the idea of support its unreal
     
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  8. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    fudgenhell OP.. and I thought I was the queen around here.
     
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  9. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Completely agree.
     
  10. Nigeyman

    Nigeyman Mauricio Taricco

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    What do you think this is fking hide and seek
    Looking forward to people changing their tune soon enough.

    I do not usually go for bold predictions but I strongly believe we will beat Leicester next Saturday and kick on from there, I am very pleased with our transfer business thus far and I am encouraged by how things are going on and off the pitch for the club I love.

    This sort of thread is inevitable and there will be many times this season where people struggle to deal with disappointment and show it by completely going over the top.

    There is a variety of posters on here. some I admire, some who are optimists, others are pessimists, all share the same passion for the club that I do, patience is indeed the key, and making grandstand comments like the thread title, 2 games in with player business still to do is folly in the extreme.
     
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  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Chris Jones

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    For all his critics if we had Crouch To come on yesterday for Kane they would have had something to think about

    Personally I'd offer Juve Lamella for Lorente on a loan exchange and see how they both do

    That way some of our youth gets some confidence back hopefully and we gain experience
     
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  12. Raziel

    Raziel John Lacy

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    The leadership needed to come from the sidelines yesterday ... it didn't
     
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  13. suffolkspur

    suffolkspur Ben Thatcher

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    I personally like the route we are going down and think if there is any chance of us looking at breaking into the top 4 regularly we are going to have to do it by growing a team capable of doing that. Its apparent that we are looking at putting together a team that will develop over the next 2-3 years, hopefully into one that is good enough. That may mean that we lose the odd player like Lloris, Verts along the way but is that any different to what has happened when we fell short with a more experienced team in the past few seasons? (modric, Bale etc).

    I've tempered my expectations from one where i thought we were just about good enough to compete for a top four place the last few seasons to one where i believe we are good enough to finish top 6 and have a decent cup run, like we did last year. Regression maybe in the short term but hopefully the plan to develop a younger squad will pay dividends in the next few years.

    That being said i personally think its too early to start losing the plot. We deserved more from the Man U game and ended up losing because of a mistake and yesterday we probably should have won from the position we were in but didn't. Frustrating yes but we're only 2 games in and there's plenty more to go. A couple of wins at this stage of the season can soon change your position in the league and things may look a bit brighter in a few weeks time.
     
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  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    Better get the maps out ( for those who travel) to the see where the championship grounds are for next season :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Eriksen and Verts really aren't good enough to go to clubs better than us. Right now we are their level and they are our level. By 2018 Dier and Pritchard could well have eclipsed them and we'll have sold them off to weaker teams/leagues

    Lloris is too good for us though. But he's also a guy who has his priorities sorted (happiness over wages), and I think he'll stay as long as we keep moving in the right direction. Delayed gratification is far more rewarding than buying your medals.
     
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  16. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Johnny Morrison

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    He's right on one thing. There isn't much leadership from the senior players.
    There was a great shot yesterday after their first goal of our bench. Kane, Mason and Rose all talking to each other and looking tinkled about the goal.
    They are the leaders in this team. They are the ones that care about Tottenham. Everyone else that was on the pitch apart from Walker could easily join another premier league team without a second thought.
    Those 3 will likely be the only ones left here in 3 years.
     
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  17. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    Which random direction the ball would bounce off his 50p head in?

    Or which 5'9" player would beat him in the air?
     
  18. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I blamed the rise in football management simulator games, and the decline in 11-a-side football participation.

    Lots of people who think its simple, yet have never put their own studs in the turf
     
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  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Kane, Mason and Bentaleb definitely have leadership qualities.

    Rose I'm not so sure about, though I'm really impressed by how he has matured from the angry man he was even 15 months ago
     
  20. parklane1

    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    Could not agree more, there is nothing wrong in playing abacus games but some seem to think that winning in the real world is as easy winning unlike me.
     
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