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Toby Alderweireld

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by DubaiSpur, 8 Jul 2015.

  1. metalgear

    metalgear Ian Walker

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    And the fading Eriksen and dele too. All about the same time where we had a transfer embargo, meaning no competition for players and of course nor replacements.
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  2. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    We had a succession plan. None of the players have proven good enough.
     
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  3. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Tim Sherwood

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    Plus CBs seem the hardest player to buy. Look at the amount of dross United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool and us have bought for high prices.
     
  4. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    Exactly, we spent 40m a few years ago on part of a succession plan and he’s turned out to be average.
     
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  5. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    +Eriksen, +prime Lloris, + Kane, + Son
    And for a short while +Walker +prime Rose

    Yet some people think that team overachieved ...
     
  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Going to upset those like me folks i am sure but we bottled it in far to many games.
     
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  7. Bishop

    Bishop Milija Aleksic

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    I think you're overrating them if you think we didn't overachieve.
     
  8. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    Like everything there is nuance in the answer

    - That team failed when it mattered (as we tend to)
    - We got to top 4 and Finals, but never really made it count

    Let me give you some weird stats

    - Poch's team got the most points in a calendar year but not in a season
    - Jose's team got the 4th number of points in his time here, yet finished 6th and 7th ..

    We did well in a general way, but when it mattered (having done all the hard work), we didn't, time and again ..
     
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  9. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    Small squads with big drop offs in quality between the first choice players and their reserves are always likely to fall short. As the season goes on injuries and tiredness (though it being difficult to rest the players) increase and then at the business end of the season the clubs with the deeper reserve of quality players are more likely to come out on top in games against us.

    In some ways we were quite uniquely unlucky as well.... as when we were at our very best we first had Chelsea with the advantage of no Europe at all and then had a huge disadvantage of giving up a fortress of a home stadium for Wembley.
     
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  10. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    Lots of circumstances, think we all know that, Spurs has a way of finding the bricky luck ..

    I'd leave at that team was capable of more, we just never got the timing right.
     
  11. RunTMC

    RunTMC Noé Pamarot

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    It was actually worse than this. There was a 2 year calendar span where we got the most points but not in a single season.

    I think the worst was that year where we scored the most and conceded the least and still came up short. We just couldn't quite get over the line
     
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Milija Aleksic

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    I agree it was capable of more and got pretty close. The 2nd title run was the serious one, but I don't think we bottled it or even failed. Chelsea were just better than we were. Not a surprise really, they had a well invested side, deeper squad, genuine WC players with a winning coach and a significantly lighter schedule.

    If you looked at the two sides on paper Chelsea would always be expected to finish ahead of us.
     
  13. DubSpur

    DubSpur Tim Sherwood

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    Or lack of rotation, not taking players off when games were won and not knowing when to ease up on the double training sessions.
     
  14. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    We truly are cursed aren’t we!!



     
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