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*** Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal OMT ***

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Paul Stalteri

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    Sadly for all the rightful critisism Wenger gets he is still a great manager. They responded well to being beaten by us last March and with the Ozil signing they probably now have the edge this season. Still AvB showed he was a good manager last season so we should give the goons a run for their money again.
     
  2. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    Cazorla coming inside and making it 4 against 3 in central midfield was a new tactic and not a feature in either of the games last season. It was this that denied us domination jn the centre of the park (which many of us had pinned our hopes on) and in was a Cazorla pass from a central position which lead to the goal.
     
  3. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Michael Carrick

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    Control doesn't win games on it's own but neither does gung ho attack or 10 men behind the ball for 90 minutes. Every strategy has it's advantages and disadvantages. What I will say about control though, is I think only top, or at the very least well drilled teams can play it. You can be gung ho with anyone and you can defend for your lives with anyone, but to play for control you need to be well drilled and have players tactically capable of pulling it off. There is way more to it than simply passing the ball sideways. If it was that easy why can't any team do it?

    And why wouldn't they? Control means you play away from your own goal and stop the opposition getting the ball, and it means that any team that does use the strategy of sitting back is taking an almighty risk. Small teams do it because it's their only realistic chance, but for big teams it's a massive risk, because what if we were able to squeeze a pass through? The big teams need to give their own players the ability to create their own chances.

    What control does mean, is that you need players capable of threading passes through in tight spaces. We probably didn't have that against Arsenal, but that can come. We have Holtby, Lamela, Siggy and Eriksen that could have all come into the team.

    Just not having that controlling a game is some easy thing to pull off with simple sideways passing, as if anyone can turn up to the Emirates and do that.
     
  4. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    If we would have been tactically astute, this would have been countered with early balls to Townsend and Walker enabling Gibbs to be isolated in a 2v1 situation. The problem was we had no one who could play that pass to them.
     
  5. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Michael Carrick

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    Seriously? Carzola coming inside from the left was a new tactic and hadn't been seen last season?
     
  6. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    Of course he drifts in from the left but that is different from spending more time in the middle than on the left. He effectively took up Arteta's position/role on Sunday which is different to what he has done before.
     
  7. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    I agree that we failed to capitalise on the space left by Cazorla when he came inside.
     
  8. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Michael Carrick

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    Absolutely no way.
     
  9. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Kasey Keller

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    As much as I dislike seeing a picture of that annoying little midget on this forum, it's nice to see that the mods are abiding by their own rules when it comes to ineffective OMT's/avatar changes.

    Fair play Jordinho =D>
     
  10. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    Do you think that he played a more orthodox drifting left midfield position then?
     

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