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***OMT - SPURS vs Chelsea***

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by LemonadeMoney, 24 Nov 2020.

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 David Ginola

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    There is a way to go for sure ( better to come), but the progress we have made has been pretty quick and i doubt any of us thought we would be where we are so quickly. Work in progress for sure but i feel more confident at this time about actually winning something then i have for a very long time.
     
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  2. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Cecil Poynton

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    DeanoAustin Simon Davies

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    If anyone had said last November (when Poch went), March (when we were falling apart) or even May (when we lost to Sheff U and drew with Bournemouth) that we'd be top of the league 10 games in with a well balanced, strong squad, I wouldn't have believed it. If anyone had told me at the start of the season we'd concede 1 goal in 5 games that included Chelsea and City, I wouldn't have believed it with the defensive options we have.

    When Poch went, there was a feeling that we'd been set back years by the way his reign crumbled and I could sense a similar apathy to the apathy towards the end of AVB's reign and the entirety of Tactics Tim's time here. What Mourinho, Levy and the club have done over the last few months has been incredible. The balancing and strengthening of our squad for just £60m, the improvement in players like Dier, Hugo, Son, Ndombele and Kane and the way we're getting results demands huge respect. A triumph of a coherent club strategy, signing the right players and great coaching. Let's hope we keep it going but I can't see any reason we don't. I'm not saying we'll win the league but we have all the pieces in place and are in the mix.
     
  4. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Johnny Morrison

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    Three pints of optimism and a packet of crisps, please!
     
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  5. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Simon Davies

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    I'm full of the optimism. I did have a 50 on us to win the league after Bale, Reguilon and Vinicius signed so I'm all in...
     
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  6. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    Not that I want to defend them but they are a work in progress as much as anyone. Fat Frank has a lot of new players there and (like other teams) has/had a leaky defence to sort out. Him as the manager might be their undoing but with the players he's got there's a good chance theyre on an upward curve.
     
  7. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    Or this is as good as they get with him in charge
    I guess we will see
     
  8. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    no MOM?
     
  9. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Pat van den Hauwe

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    Kenyan Spur Milenko Acimovic

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    Our best attempt, and the one on target was the one by Aurier. It produced the best save from Mendy. It was similar to the shot by Mount, that was well saved by Hugo.
     
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  11. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    Agreed, but will just add that defensively we were good in the second half too.

    The way we play there are a handful of key moments where we need several things to go right. One or two good breaks in the second half could easily have been enough. When we don't get those right we look toothless, disappointing, but in terms of performance there's only a marginal difference imo.

    We won't come up against Kante every week and well done to Lampard for setting them up in a way that kept us quiet on the break for 45 minutes.
     
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  12. billyiddo

    billyiddo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Yeah, for every Emirates Marketing Project performance where the attack clicks in those rare moments there is likely to be a Chelsea performance where it doesn't click- you have to take the rough with the smooth in that sense with this setup
     
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  13. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    And accept that some teams will sit in on the Andy way line like Chelsea did and we have to either stick or twist
    And of course we will not play this way against every side
     
  14. billyiddo

    billyiddo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    At a guess City + Liverpool home & away and Chelsea away - 5 games, not the end of the world if it sees us improve our return in those types of games i suppose.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    Indeed
    And I hope your right
    I want to see more cavalier football with more goals, big hopefully with the balance of a quality defensive effort too
     
  16. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    It was absolutely a tactical job, he had to track James each time. He also had to try to get beyond Kane for our counter attacks, his work rate was immense and when (I think it was) Jamie Redknapp said he thought Mourinho might sub him for Bale, I thought ‘no chance!’, Bergwijn’s role was 70% defensive on Sunday.

    iMO our best four players were Aurier, Regulion, Hojbjerg and Sissoko, Lloris made the one good save but also nearly cost us coming to try to claim that ball he was never going to get. We got lucky with Rodon’s two big mistakes, but Chelsea created nothing aside from those two individual mistakes from our debutant.
     
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    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    Radon’s two errors could (and probably should) have resulted in 2 goals for Chelsea. He did alright other than that though.
     
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    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    I think it may have been more likely to have resulted in us losing it. We didn’t have the possession to utilise his attacking skills, the wide players were very much auxiliary defenders on Sunday.
     
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    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    It wasn’t that they didn’t turn up, it was that Son was being asked to defend Chilwell as his primary job and Kane couldn’t find space as Kante tracked him when he dropped off and he was isolated when up front due to the defending that Son and Bergwijn were being asked to do.
     
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    Finney Is Back Jimmy Neighbour

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    Our two full backs were fantastic and they got superb support from Sissoko/Hojbjerg and Son/Bergwijn.
     

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