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OMT The Mighty THFC vs Abu Dhabi City

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by inkpenspur, 9 Apr 2018.

  1. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    I disagree completely. We showed no energy in the first 20 minutes. Our high press was half hearted and virtually non existent. It left four of our players isolated too far up the field. The City midfield were then one man over and given lots of time and space to pick a pass. We started really slowly. Even Poch said that we didn't compete in the first twenty minutes. I can hardly recall a single crunching tackle in that period as we simply stood off them. This has been an issue for us in many games this season.
     
  2. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    The point is, it wasnt a "well what did you expect?" result, it was a "Thats disappointing, we should have done better" result.

    We are far nearer being competitive with them than not.
     
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  3. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    Priceless!

    You don't even believe what the manager says now if it doesn't accord with your skewed world view.

    You say you like stats, but don't seem to want to address the fact that we have only come back to win three times this season after going behind in 13 games. Yes, a sure sign of a winning meteorology that!
     
  4. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Luka Modric

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    Citeh have only reached one semi final in 7 years. They failed to get out of the group stage for the first 2-3 years IIRC?

    For all of Chelsea’s good fortune when they won it, they’ve had some horrendous luck and appalling decisions go against them in the past, losing a final on penalties, getting absolutely bummed by the ref at home to Barcelona.
     
  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    Give it up, you lost this one ages ago, its about time you realised.

    The board has your number.
     
  6. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    Believe it or not, it's not about winning or losing. It's about opinions.

    If you can't back up your opinion, that's your problem not mine.
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    I can back it up plenty, you just refuse to accept anything outside of your own narrow and convoluted view.

    Just as you continually move the goalposts to make sure nobody can prove against your point.

    Keep it up, as Billy says, at least it offers some entertainment.
     
  8. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Robinson

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    Sorry for butting in (again! I know I'm beyond hope)

    If by 'them' you mean City then its the exact opposite and its what totally tinkled me of Saturday!
    We have have given every other club a game home and away even Cities nemesis Lpool.
    But Saturday it felt like we rolled over and had our tummy tickled.
     
  9. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    So answer these questions directly

    1. Are you happy with our performances in the first twenty minutes in many games?
    2. Are you happy with our return after conceding first in games this season?
    3. Are you happy with our return from corners and set pieces?

    Could we do better in all these areas?
     
  10. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    Exactly. We didnt perform. And we are all disappointed because of that. Not because we were outclassed/outplayed but because we didnt deliver what we know we can.

    Thats the point Im making. People know this team could have given City a real game - what is that if not being closer to being competitive with them than not?
     
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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    Why should I when you have proven incapable yourself?

    Aside from which, we all know you'll turn it into some sort of absolute to suit your argument when in reality all things are far more nuanced than you like to admit.
     
  12. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Clive Wilson

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    Great post.
     
  13. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Robinson

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    The last bit in bold - We didn't live up to the our billing. or to put it another way. We under performed considering our recent form against similar quality opposition?

    Yes?
     
  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Steffen Iversen

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    I guess? We are a much better team than how we played Saturday, and are rightly disappointed to have not given a better account of ourselves.
     
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    parklane1 Les Medley

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    I have no problem with standing by him, its not the first time he has had a sticky patch ( all players have them) if it is just a matter of form. However ( imo) he does not look fully fit ( in fact he looks far from it) and that ( if it is the case) is what i worry about. Is he telling Poch that he is fit? and if that is the case then i would question it ( that is where the GB may come into it).

    No one knows except him i guess.
     
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    StephenH Paul Robinson

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    A cynic would wonder if Levy now has a large pile of cash sitting his desk now all bundled up with Abu Dhabi City Bank rappers!
    But I'm not that type of person :rolleyes:
     
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    alekaras Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    What distractions? Did I miss something?
     
  18. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Clive Wilson

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    Have we regressed to the mean yet?:D:D:D
     
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    galeforce Steve Sedgley

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    Only if we finish second.
     
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    Kandi1977 Johnny Morrison

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