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***OMT: Mighty Spurs - LASK***

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by alekaras, 19 Oct 2020.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 24 Oct 2020.
  1. Davies

    13.3%
  2. Hojbjerg

    20.0%
  3. Lamela

    2.2%
  4. Moura

    17.8%
  5. Reguilon

    8.9%
  6. Sanchez

    2.2%
  7. Vinicius

    35.6%
  8. Winks

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    The main consolation for me, and it's more than just a consolation, is just how far we've come in (less than) a year. To be at a point now where its really only one position, arguably only one player, missing in the jigsaw is amazing.

    A year ago it was a dumpster fire, disjointed, unbalanced squad, but with massively talented and even supreme quality individual players.

    Now we've fixed so many positions and roles. Quality in so many positions, backups and alternatives, options, a standout bench in every game. We've fixed so many aspects of our game. Yes there is work left to be done. But the difference is astonishing.
     
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  2. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    If I'm looking at this season (and perhaps getting ahead of myself), I see it as an opportunity rather than a consolation. With the way we are looking in midfield/attack and the way the league etc is looking, we could easily look back and say 'if the defence were half decent we'd of cleaned up' , everyone else's defence looking poor is that opportunity.
     
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  3. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Jimmy McCormick

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    WE KEPT A CLEAN SHEET!!!

    COYMFS
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Ian Walker

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    Yes, this would be a huge step forward. I feel like a player can play 60 minutes every few days... but as they push into 70 mins, 80 mins, 90+ it just drains them more and more until they are red-lining and straining and cannot be expected to keep performing every few days.
     
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  5. yiddo37

    yiddo37 William Gallas

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    Torn between Hojbjerg, Davies and Vinicius. Instead opted for Sanchez. Had a tough time of late but a good game last night. Hopefully a boost to his confidence and the start of fulfilling his potential.
     
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  6. metalgear

    metalgear Jimmy McCormick

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  7. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    One excellent save from Hart, otherwise they barely threatened.
     
  8. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Pascal Chimbonda

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    And when Rodon shows he’s the new Varane nothing will need fixing.
     
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  9. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    Just watching the highlights now, and wow, I voted for Lucas, but Vinicius was really good, wasn't he? Højbjerg as well, another excellent game by him.

    Also, that second goal - the run Reguilon makes before passing it to Bale. To have a player of that calibre being able to attack from left back down the flank, that's going to be an immense weapon for us. Such a threat! You just can't prepare properly for a guy like that - make a run like that and all kinds of opportunities can open up further up the pitch. Love it! What a player Reguilon is.
     
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  10. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    It's really impressive. You can say what you want about Mourinho and Levy and what have you, but in a year's time he's manage to strengthen and renew the squad no end with quality players all around - and it's clearly making a difference out on the pitch. Not trying to have a dig at Poch, really, but we did buy a lot of dross under him.
     
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  11. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    Yeah he did bring in his share of duds but how often was that because Levy ended up settling for second best?

    At least Son, Toby, Wanyama, Dier, Ndombele and Lo Celso were quality whilst Davies, Trippier, Sanchez and Moura were decent enough. At the end of the day he got us to a CL Final and four top four finishes on less than peanuts at a time when rivals were spending gazzillions.

    For me he was and always will be magic, you know! :D
     
  12. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    Yeah, as I said, not trying to dig out Poch. I don't think Levy necessarily "settled for second best" though, but who knows. Just trying to say that I'm delighted with the recruitment Mourinho and Levy have done.
     
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  13. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    Sorry wasn't suggesting you were digging Poch out but I strongly feel the comment is valid. For his first couple of seasons Poch got some, but not all, of the players he wanted but often had to accept compromises. Window after window Poch kept pleading with Levy to be 'brave' and stuff. But the Chairman consistently played hard ball, prioritising the new stadium, which I suppose you could argue was understandable to an extent.

    Pretty sure Levy even admitted he'd taken his eye off the ball. It wasn't until Poch's last window that he got the players he wanted - Lo Celso, Tanguy and Sessegnon - but by then it seems likely it was already too late, Poch had lost his mojo.
     
  14. metalgear

    metalgear Jimmy McCormick

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    Their passing through our lines, and playing across the pitch. good teamwork and preparation for lots of effective movement. Failed ultimately at the individual level with what to do in the final 3rd, but we've looked that way most of last season especially before Jose and the mid season recruits arrived.
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  15. metalgear

    metalgear Jimmy McCormick

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    Maybe it's time we evaluated both levy and manager together and not apart for player purchases.

    Levy and Jose is better than Levy at Poch at acquiring players. Agree?

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  16. MKSpur

    MKSpur Terry Venables

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    Whist I think it’s fair to question a few of a Poch’s purchases, Lo Celso and Ndombele look decent so it might be a case of considering the increased budget and wage bill available post the stadium build? I say this as someone who never really understood the strategy with Poch’s signings, from astute deals like Toby and Wanyama but blowing c70m on Sanchez and Sissoko. Was he really behind the French wingers, Janssen, Clarke and a couple of others who arrived but rarely played? We may have to observe his signings at his next club to get a better idea, it does seem to me that Mourinho is the first manager to have either the clearest idea of what he needed or gotten the majority of what he asked for from Levy. Even the Gedson signing makes some sense, if it greased the wheels for other Mendes influenced opportunities.
     
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  17. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    The BIG difference it seems is that after two barren years leading up to the CL final not only has Levy released the purse strings, he's also decided to bring in the players his manager actually wants.

    Poch got his wishlist of Ndombele, Lo Celso and Sessegnon, and Jose his main targets (within restraints): Hart, Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bale, Reguilon, Vinicius and Rodon.

    Quite a turnaround, that.
     
  18. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Clint Dempsey

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    What annoyed me with Pochettino were the consistent statements that it was difficult to get players who would improve the quality at Spurs!

    You have a first team squad of Lloris, Walker, Toby, Jan, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Kane, Son and you buy players that can't challenge them or act as effective deputies?

    To me that statement increased complacency and player lack of focus.
     
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  19. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Dean Austin

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    It is good to start our Europa League group stage with a win and a clean sheet. LASK were poor and didn't really trouble us. But we did enough to get this comfortable win. Credit to Moura, Son for the goals and Vinicius for the 2 assists. Too bad Bale didn't score but he did force the own goal. Also, wish Vinicius had scored a goal rather than getting the 2 assists. This is also our first clean sheet of the season in all competitions. Hope we can keep more clean sheets after this.
     

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