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CL Round of 16 Draw: Dortmund

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Charlie, 30 Aug 2018.

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  1. Charlie

    Charlie Ben Thatcher

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    CL Group Draw: Spurs, Barcelona, PSV, Inter

    Second consecutive CL group of death in a row. COYS.
     
  2. The_Midlands_Yid

    The_Midlands_Yid Ryan Nelsen

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    Dr Rosenrosen Gus Poyet

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    Eindhoven not Ajax, innit?
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    We're the only team in the group who has not won the CL.
     
  5. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Mitchell Thomas

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    Please let the first tie be away.
     
  6. Robbo

    Robbo Alf Ramsey

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    It just dawned on me...I'm not afraid of Barca.

    I have no illusion we'll beat them with ease, they will be bloody hard games and it is fully possible we'll lose both of them, but the fact that drawing Barca didn't make me feel defeated already, speaks volumes of how far we've come as a club.

    I remember back in 2010 when - shock horror - we were facing the European giants Inter and, ehem, Werder Bremen. Inter were champions of course, but even the thought of playing Werder was in a way terrifying. I remember feeling deflated after "tough" draws in the Europa League. Sevilla were a good team of course, but that was then, and now I'm just not scared anymore.

    I don't know how this happened, but I suspect it's to do with Poch and the never give up winning m.entality he's instilled in the club. Somehow that m.entality has also transformed me, a chronically nevrotic and pessimistic fan, into a guy who actually look forward to Spurs meeting Barca in the CL with no fear whatsoever.

    I'm sure I'll be a trembling wreck during both games as usual, but for now...I'm just looking forward to them!
     
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  7. Jon

    Jon Sergei Rebrov

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    Top again. Getting boring easy now. COYS!
     
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    wiziwig Ramon Vega

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    Come On!

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  9. Eriktheviking

    Eriktheviking Sebastien Bassong

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    Get in! Dont want to put all that effort in to getting top 4 only to get a brick group. CL is a bonus and happy to test againt Barca et al. More experience as whats the point of playing weaker teams? This is the worlds premier club competition and it should be made of the best teams
     
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  10. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    I'd rather have a big team, as a test, and two weak teams - good blend between glamour and a chance to pick up more uefa points to help our seedings, and also given the financial benefits from winning games and qualifying for the knock-out games
     
  11. GinolaGinolaGinola

    GinolaGinolaGinola Alf Ramsey

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    Na I want hard teams all the way prove that we can beat the best. We always choke when we are the favourites and last year we were complete underdogs and it makes those nights even more special than beating red star Belgrade.
     
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    90291Spur Paul Stalteri

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    We'll stroll this one like last year.
     
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    vkn17 Steven Caulker

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    Barcelona are not what they once were. If we could top last years group we can top this one too. COYS
     
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    Eriktheviking Sebastien Bassong

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    PSV and Inter are glamour matches but PSV certainly not the test they once were, neither are Inter.
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Easier group than last year
     
  16. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    I agree that they're not as good as when they had Neymar - there's at least one member of the front 3 which is manageable! Plus I think we'll be able to get at their defence. That said, its really the Inter games which will decide things - take 4 points off them and we're sorted
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Mitchell Thomas

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    At least we can go head to head with Barca knowing that there's still a chance to qualify if not all goes to plan.

    Great to get the other Spanish giant this year....all part of the learning curve.
     
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    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    When will the dates be announced?
     
  19. mephitis

    mephitis Gheorge Popescu

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    Close to tears with this draw. Follow Barca as much as Spurs (but there will be no divided loyalties for this). Inter are my favourite Italian team. Ajax would have completed the set but I'll settle for this. Absolutely bouncing. FVCKIN BRING IT ON!!!!!
     
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    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    Tonight
     
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