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OMT - Tottenham vs. West Ham

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Mumorn, 3 Oct 2013.

  1. onlyme

    onlyme Banned

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    Bump.
     
  2. onlyme

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    That didn't happen.
    We only lost 1 point against them.
     
  3. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Perhaps this happening before the international break will focus minds and lead to us coming back with a bang against Villa (which wont be easy; see their record against last year's top 6 so far...)
     
  4. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Also, it seems Eriksen was almost anonymous from reports here and elsewhere. Why was this? Was it because of any tactical measure that Big Sam employed?
     
  5. onlyme

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    There was no bus parking today. They took the game to us.

    Why do the children cry when you tell them the facts?
     
  6. onlyme

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    United lost their last game at home and won away yesterday.

    Bad result today but hopefully AVB will get down off his high horse and realise that midfielders do not score as many goals as strikers. Going into game after game with just one striker on the bench will not butter the parsnips.
     
  7. Stenno

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    We should have ****ing gained two though.
     
  8. onlyme

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    Fixed. AVB has time to put his thinking cap on.
     
  9. onlyme

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    We deserved what we got today.
     
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    AVB got it massively wrong today.

    But if Defoe scores in the 1st minute 2nd half..who knows?

    They were just better than us today. If we played the same XI against them tomorrow we maybe could win 4-0.
     
  11. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Why do you say that; in what way did he get is 'massively wrong'? Do you mean in terms of starting line-up?
    What do you think he should have done instead (whether starting line-ups or whatever)?

    Also, what about Eriksen, what did AVB do to make him so ineffective?
     
  12. onlyme

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    First, he only had one striker on the bench.
    Second he should have realised Dembele was ineffective today. Why is he such a coward? Why won't he shoot?
    Eriksen actually provided us with 2 really good opps. Townsend was in great positions to shoot but passed.
     
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    spasm Gudni Bergsson

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    Honest tactical question.

    If all goes to plan, how exactly is AVB's system suppose to play out?

    Also, with the players he has on the bench, is he able to i) implement a Plan B, ii) counter tactical changes made by the opposition and/or iii) simply replace off form personnel with similar type players?

    Answers in thesis format please. Thanks.
     
  14. onlyme

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    Feck that at 1 in the morning and drunk.

    Systems is great.

    Goalscorers are greaterer.
     
  15. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Any chance you could post that set of questions here: http://www.glory-glory.co.uk/showth...e-heading-for-another-Chelski-style-car-crash
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    I don't think there are many generalisations in my statement at all, though if you could provide concrete examples (I suspect the questioning of our team's attitudes would be high up on that list) I would be more than willing to retract them and accept your view on the matter. As it stands, though, I've pointed out a number of areas where tactically Big Sam got it absolutely right, and also pointed out that even parking the bus can be done superbly well, and in a way that negates the opposition tactically without needing to rely on luck or the vagaries of chance to escape. Allardyce used a bank of six/seven with two/three roaming narrow, and forced us wide, which nullified us completely. The few chances we did get, we got because of our overload in the center (where it was often Paulinho, Eriksen, Townsend and Siggy versus just two or three of their lads), but our exploits from the flanks were useless today, and that gifted West Ham a lot of possession and initiative.

    Let me repeat that, though: under AVB, I have never seen us play a side that put seven men in one defensive line. Never. I've seen us play against 5-man defenses, and I've seen us play against two banks of four multiple times. I have never seen us play against seven men in one line: that is unique, and bamboozled us today. This was not one of those '1 in 5' hit and hope attempts by a lower mid-table side. This was a deliberate strategy to pack as many men into as small an area as possible, with full knowledge that we lacked the personnel to deal with that (namely, wing-backs). Hats off to Allardyce, but equally (and this is the point you seem to be a bit hesitant to tackle), a pox on AVB's doormat for knowing his full-backs were inadequate, knowing one of them was injured and would only play at fifty per cent at most, and yet persisting with his wing back-heavy formation that absolutely relies on rampaging wing backs to give us a semblance of width and inside penetration. As a result, we were too narrow, we had no numerical advantage out wide (and ergo no chance to do anything other than play looping crosses to the far post all day) and we ultimately weren't that good defensively either because to make up the deficit caused by the absence of the wing-backs, our two CMs pushed into offensive areas leaving a big gap in front of our centre-backs that West Ham gleefully ran into.

    Surely, surely you cannot deny that this sort of situation arises down to bad tactics and bad planning being beaten by good tactics and good planning. And that is what disappoints me.

    And again, we were outfought in a London derby, against a side who had no business being anywhere near us technically, and after knowing Arsenal were 1-0 down at half-time when we went in for oranges or caviar or whatever these footballers consume in the break nowadays. I'm not denying it was a bad day, but what I am worried about is that if even here players' heads drop (even subconsciously) enough to allow for that kind of monstrously bad second half performance, in a London derby at home in front of your own fans and with the knowledge that you could go above your rivals if you could win....what does that say about our mental strength? Because, even allowing for it just being a 'mental thing' that can happen anytime, the fact that it happened in a match that the players were supposed to be pumped up for, and so early in the season, raises a few worrying questions as to what they'll play like come February or March, when it's cold and blustery and they're facing some troglodytes like Norwich or Palace with their legs aching from exhaustion and their minds already starting to wander towards their summer holidays and the World Cup. Surely there is a far greater risk of us collapsing then?

    This might have been a **** day, a one-off. Or it might not have been. And ultimately judging AVB's tenure here this early is foolishness, and I mentioned as much somewhere else on this board earlier today. But what is counter-productive is to quickly move on from this horror show without analysing it and spotting any long-term problems lurking within the wreckage of that second-half performance. Because the only benefit of losing like this early in the season, namely the ability to correct and problems quickly and when the players still have enough energy to correct them as opposed to trying to figure out how to correct a long slide down on weary legs in March or April....that benefit will mean nothing if we just write it off as 'oh, a bad day, everyone has them'.

    When you lose 3-0 to your rivals at home with less shots than them and with a performance as insipid as that (something I cannot see Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool doing this season, by the way), you must delve into it and find out why you lost, not brush it off and move on. That would be damaging to the season as a whole.
     
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    http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features...ue-weekend-reviewed-oct-6#kfGBduYyk0AOJRDv.99

    '1) Big Sam's tactical masterclass outfoxes AVB

    'Spurs didn't seem to know how to deal with West Ham's pragmatic approach, appeared ill-prepared for the challenge placed before them, and lacked the patience required to break down a team that regularly put seven or eight players behind the ball.

    They also suffered for being slightly lop-sided, with right-footers Kyle Naughton and Gylfi Sigurdsson both playing on the left, cutting inside and making the centre of the pitch more congested. This played right into West Ham's hands.'

    'West Ham were as impressive as Spurs were awful and the scoreline didn't flatter them. The defeat will leave Andre Villas-Boas with plenty to ponder, not least how on earth a team that had previously conceded just twice in 11 matches could ship three goals in 90 minutes to a team without a recognised striker.'
     
  19. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    I don't know where to start I really don't!! Haha

    You do understand that football matches can change don't you? Do you really think the last 30 mins was the same as the previous hour?
     
  20. IulianSteaua

    IulianSteaua Wilson Palacios

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    Norwich-Chelsea 1-3 ok , Southampton-Swansea 2-0 ok, Tottenham-West Ham 0-3 ok, West Br..... wait whaaaaat ??
     

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