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AC Milan vs. Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Redknapp has claimed that Spurs will stick to their attacking principles, but can we really play any other way and hope to win the tie?

For me the reality is that Spurs are not a side that is capable of sitting back and absorbing pressure for 90 or perhaps 180 minutes, therefore our best and perhaps only form of defence is to take the game to Milan and hope we score more that they do, which will if nothing else make for an exciting pair of games, just as long as we remain in contention after tonight.

Despite being without Bale and probably Modric, Spurs will almost certainly look to take the game to Milan despite possibly having to start with two strong and defensive minded midfielders in Palacios and Sandro, but you feel that the other three midfielders will be given a more free reign should Modric not start.

Tactically, I wonder if Harry will look to play a formation nearer to a 4-2-3-1, with maybe Lennon and even the stronger defensive full back Corluka being players to miss our, as Harry may gamble and see Alan Hutton being a better attacking option than pushing one of the DCM`s forward and out of their comfort zone.

Dropping Corluka for the weaker defensive option of Hutton would be seen as a huge gamble, but if we choose to play a tighter and more narrow midfield the width has to come from somewhere and could it be from the full backs?

That could also mean a bench place for Aaron Lennon, as I feel that Harry would prefer to use Pienaar and Kranjcar with Van der Vaart playing a roaming role behind a lone striker, which if fit, I assume would be Crouch, be he remains a doubt for tonight.

Of course this could be pure speculation on my part and we could just as easily see a more usual 4-4-1-1 with Corluka at full back and Pienaar or Kranjcar on the left and Lennon on the right, but could Harry be playing cute and actually feels that Milan expect us to play a naive attacking style and by our playing differently we could catch them cold. I wouldn`t put it past him.

The last time we visited this stadium against Inter this season, I felt we showed far too much respect and perhaps were overawed by the occasion and allowed Inter to dominate us and at 4-0 at half time with only ten men, it looked like our CL dream could have been over, but I don`t expect Spurs to lack self belief tonight, but whether they have the quality to get a result remains to be seen.

Milan have their own injury problems, particularly in midfield, with Andrea Pirlo and Massimo Ambrosini injured, whilst new signings, Antonio Cassano, Mark van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson are all cup tied. Attack will be where Spurs will fear them most, with Robinho and Pato supporting the rejuvenated Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a three man attack, which will potentially rip us apart, but is this a night to see William Gallas perform in the way he did against Arsenal and be our hero once more?

Any positive result tonight will be seen as a great one, even if that is one that has us a goal behind for the second leg. A 2-1 deficit would not be the end of the world, but you feel that anything over a two goal lead could prove hard for Spurs to recover. This is a game I feel Tottenham can win, but we probably have to keep things tight from the start an perhaps hope the aging Milan legs will tire after the hour mark and we take control.

I have to confess I am absolutely clueless as to what tonight`s result will be. Spurs may well have the energy and quality to shock Milam with a high tempo game, but equally they could freeze and be overrun as they were against Inter in the first half, but aside from the three strikers (and what strikers) is there really much to worry about tonight? I have a feeling that harry will hope to strangle their supply and hope to counter at pace and perhaps we really can pull off a wonderful result...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 15 2011

Time: 9:45AM

Your Comments

If we can get anything here i'll be over the bloody moon!! COYS
cb25Yid
take a look at the site poll and make your game prediction.
oxfordspur
I would normally say stick to what we know but we have seen how far that has got us in away games in europe. i'm glad i'm not pickin the team or tactics cos to be honest i havent a clue what to do. As long as we show heart and fight we will get something from this. if im honest i wouldnt be too unhappy with a 2-1 defeat now away goals count. just get them back to the lane still in the game so we can get the cavelry back. This is our time COYS
cb25Yid
I feel sick!
Tedspur
I'll be very happy with a draw and away goal. That's a given I guess. Any worse than 2-0 loss and I would not be pleased at all. COME ON YOU SPURS. Play like your life depends on it and make us all proud. Audere est facere. :)
Madaboutspurs
Time for Lennon to steal the headlines
micyid
I think an away goal is out first and most important task... once we get that goal we can be a bit more tentative going forward and try to close out the midfield. Cant wait for this one! Im sure our lads will be buzzing all day. COYS
Tedspur
4-4-1-1 For me, id have Gomes Courluka Gallas Dawson Esso Lennon Palacios Modric (Sandro) Niko VDV and Crouch. Hope its another cracking night, im sure it will be...
spurspanther
We can play 451 or 4411 as you say OX. we dare I say it... need Crouchie to play in this game... but as an impact sub last 20 mins, to upset the opp. defense. Team.. Gomes, Charlie, Daws Gallas BAE Lennon, Sandro Pie. Niko, VDV. Pav. Subs Defoe Crouch, Bass carlo wilson Modders / woody. Niko to play the modric position, VDV in the hole / LW..
Block D Spurs
Tedspur, that's called stress. You are a true supporter, my friend.
Madaboutspurs
can i just say if we go out against milan over the 2 legs i will be gutted but i will also be proud i have enjoyed this CL lark and think we have done excellent and stamped our name on the minds of some of the bigger players around europe, if we qualify again then we may really push on. COYS
jljyid
it's my birthday so I expect a gift from the team :) 1-2 :p COYS !
RamsesV
mic, you got it right, lennon have to be on a mission tonight, he can make them retreat. I hope sandro and dawson have a good game.
RamsesV
absolutely jljyid, well said mate!
Tedspur
I just want the players to put in a good shift and give a good account of themselves, then even if we do not progress, at least we tried our best. COYS. Do it , Do it now.
Madaboutspurs
Harry's indicated that Sandro will start tonight on tribalfootball.com.
COYS_TSB
Crouch, Lennon, VDV and Modric will be massive tonight, and our defense has to be extremely solid, if this happens, I think we can surprise the Italians!
liamyid
Jamie Redknapp has just said Crouch is starting and Modric is gonna get an hour!
liamyid
And RamsesV, it was by birthday on the night of the Everton match last month and what present did the lads give me; a limp 2-1 defeat with a goal from Vdv :(
COYS_TSB
If we play 4-2-3-1, we'll lose. Every time Harry tries to change the formation, it ends in disaster. We need pace badly against the tiring old legs of Meeeelan and so Lennon must be the first name on the team sheet. Corluka behind for stability. No need to repeat: I'd go with SpursPanther's team above.
Yorkshire_Spur
Tsb, i hope my birthday will be different to yours. That said a 2-1 defeat won't be that bad ;)
RamsesV
Am i the only one who think we can go there and win? the lads face a patched up Milan in a midfeild which consists Thiago Silva who is naturally a defender. Never are we gonna face such a weak AC team again, Their dealing with alot of pressure and will be kacking themselves at the thought of facing US so COYS lets have it!!
82_Yid
Well if it's on tribalfootball.com then it must be true.
nicktheyido
we need solid at the back and all out attack from the rest lets take the game to them on there ground, really put on a show ..let em all no that the yids can match any team home or away..C.O.Y.S..
wsl2703
I AM POOING MY PANTS FOR THIS ONE! But very, very nervous about our game in hand against Blackpool a week today equally as much as I am today.
danielbolden
Harry's no idiot, he will not play Sandro and Palacios starting together in the middle when he knows full well we'll need to keep some possession. Modric will start (but not finish) GOMES, CORLUKA, DAWSON, GALLAS, BAE, KRANJCAR, MODRIC, SANDRO, LENNON, VDV, CROUCH. Bench (CUDICINI, WOODGATE, HUTTON, PIENAAR, PALACIOS, PAYLYUCHENKO and DEFOE
nicktheyido
Yep i have to agree 82_Yid, they do have more injuries than we have so, like you say, this may well be our best chance at beating them. We just need to get down to business straight away and not let the nerves get the better of us. Lets be honest.. this stadium is one of the best in the world and there will be millions watching it. VDV and Gallas will need to show the rest how its done with their experience.
Tedspur
Madaboutspurs - exactly. Good shift is needed. That is all we can ask for. As for Gallas, can he even play tonight? He had injections in his foot on Saturday. Playing 2 games in quick succession is difficult for him anyway, let alone 2 demanding away games with an injury. Niko hasn't played all season - whilst being fresh, is his body ready/seasoned for 2 games in quick succession? We shall see. Stick to 4-4-1-1. Go for what you know. It has got us this far, and we have nothing to lose.
TonyRich
If Hutton starts we are in big trouble. He is bad going forwards and worse at defending.
barretta
Oh, and about time our strikers stood up to be counted! We need greater contribution from them - Now is the time!!
barretta
Don't worry Liam, whatever else he will be, crouch will most definately be massive :-)
micyid
me personally would play a 4-5-1 formation to strangle the midfield and try and hit on the break - lennon and pienaar (dont really like him but hey ho) on the flanks wilson and sandro absorbing the milan palymakers and attack with fingers crossed modric in the middle dictating play. Gallas and Daws sniffing everything out of the box with charlie and BAE taking the ball up the line. Crouch or pav as lone striker (at least till 70min) and then if we are trailing bring on vdv/defoe to hit them with fresh legs. I truely believe we can get a result here if were patient... COYS!!!
JurgentheGerman
barretta - one thing you can't say about Hutton is that he is bad going forward. Why have him on the pitch then? As the author correctly says, when we lack width on the right, Hutton provides it. Hutton has created as many goals in the league as Bale. Plus in the Champions League, our strikers are scoring freely - so no problem there.
TonyRich
Happy Birthday RamsesV. May your birthday wish come true.
Madaboutspurs
lol @ mic
liamyid
Tony - I was being a bit harsh. But Hutton gives the ball away so cheaply. I believe teams target our right back position when he is on the pitch. He doesn't get in tackles or blocks. He is no where near good enough for this level. Corluka is far more capable.
barretta
thanks mad, i received a matchday hospitality for the west ham game !! COYS :)
RamsesV
The more I think about there forward line the more it scares the ***** out of me, we have very little pace at the back so whoever plays be it Sandro or Palacious, they need to have a stormer for us to do well!
liamyid
yes liamyid, this the only real thing that scares me about milan. pato, robinho and ibra. But i feel their coach will make a massive mistake. He won't play with the three and he will put thiago silva (the only one i can see coping with crouch) in the midfield. That said, just a defensif mid is needed ...
RamsesV
If Modric starts then I believe Harry will opt for the workmanlike Pienaar on the left instead of Kranjcar. Lennon should be wide and VDV will play behind Crouch. That really only leaves a straight choice between Palacios and Sandro to slot in alongside Modric. My guess is Palacios will get the nod. That means Gomes - Corluka, Dawson, Gallas, Ekotto - Lennon, Palacios, Modric, Pienaar - VDV - Crouch with a bench of Cuducini, Hutton, Bassong, Kranjcar, Sandro, Pav, Defoe.
muttley
It'll be 4-4-1-1 in formation I reckon. Hopefully Niko gets the nod ahead of Pienaar. He definitely deserves it! As for a scoreline, was it not 18 goals we scored in the last 6 games in CL? I'm hoping for a 4-3 to Spurs, but 3-3 may be more realistic and would also be a great result to bring back to the lane.
Parklaneyido
Everyone is worried about Ibra... im more worried about robinho! Dawson and Gallas can dominate in the air but when it comes to 1on1 with a speedy forward.. robinho! I get pretty worried and the possibility of a penalty or 2 springs to mind :/ I wonder whether Kaboul or Ledley would have got the nod just for their speed if either were fit? How is woodys speed nowadays? He used to be on it!
Tedspur
If it were Kaboul and Gallas at the back or ideally Kaboul & King I would feel a lot better about this one. We have no pace at there back whatsoever, and dawsons never say die attitude wont carry him through this one. I love Dawson as a true spurs warrior but he has looked shocking the last few games, amd how he got MOTM against Sunderland amazes me. If he has another bout of stage fright (like against Fulham) it will over before half time. On the other hand he may out in a good shift like we all know he can. This is where the game will be won or lost, if they smell fear and blood on the first 10-15 they will batter us for the most part, but if we stomp out their fires early on they have no plan b, it how Milan play. They remind me of arsenal so much as if they get you on the back foot they will go at you until the score, but if you don't give them a look in and attack them they are very beatable.
hudderspur
The key is to start the game off wide awake!! No concentration lapses!!We need to keep Milan down to no more then a single goal lead going into the 2nd leg. I feel we can turn around a narrow deficit. This is a open match for us to win,but we must keep it as tight as possible. COYS
WestStandEnclosure
same wave length there Hudderspur :)
Tedspur
Ted, when was Woody quick??? Mabye at last orders at the bar but i cant remember him ever being fast!
liamyid
Certainly Lennon will play as he was rested against Sunderland for just that reason, I really feel he's the key tonite. COYS!!
tengboon
lol you're probably right.. maybe im just being too optimistic. However if needed.. who better to have on the bench than a semi/fully fit defender?
Tedspur
Woody* sorry..
Tedspur
As long as we don't go into the game with the attitude of "well we beat Inter Milan and they're the current champions". This year, A.C Milan are much, much better than Inter.
bernio3000
tengboon - I agree that all signs point to Lennon starting. With Bale out, we need his drive & pace. But expect to see him doubled up, so it is up to Vdv, Niko and co to exploit the gaps. It looked like a huge pitch last time out (maybe that is because we had 10 men), so we need the pacier defenders & midfielders in my opinion.
TonyRich
I desperately hope Harry doesn't play Hutton, we really can't afford to have his constant mistakes in positioning leaving us vulnerable. That far outweighs any advantages we may get in extra attacking IMO.
tengboon
Weststand - exactly right. We need to be on our game from the off or else we could be 3 down within 30 minutes (ala: Fulham, Young Boys, Inter). Wilson & Sandro not great together Ox - first half v Charlton proved that & think some on here underestimate Pienaar. He has good CL experience & we will need his work rate & tenacity more than ever tonight. Just hope Modric starts & Lennon is flying. Nervous - but excited.
Windlespur
lol spudater you actually took the time to set up a vital account with that name just for us wow i am truly honoured that we get under your skin so much you have done that its brilliant
jljyid
I think all form goes out the window, you wont see many professional gambles backing this one, theres no value, no certainties. All we know is it will be a very interesting game to see how far we have come. If the 4th/5th best team in england can take out the best in italy, what does that say about seria a? I am gonna back Crouch 3-1, why, because i have put that bet on every CL game and I know the day I dont do it, it will come in!
liamyid
Gutted that Bale is out for this but we will need him for the return leg and for the PL run in so not worth risking him. Team should be this: Gomes, Corluka, Gallas, Daws, BAE, Lennon, Modric, Palacios, Kranjcar, VDV, Crouch.
TornadoYid
I cant friken wait for tonight!!
spurspanther
Coops, do you know were Robinio plays for AC? I was hoping it was on Benny's side cos he's been in great form, Id be worried if he was against Charlie cos he will get turned inside out, he's got the turning circle of an artic!
liamyid
Coops, ive heard of that Niko guy too! musta gone out on loan or somethin for a while cos u'd have been mad not to play him!!! Just glad harry brought him back and just at the right time!!! Cant wait for tonight!! its gonna be a long day at work watching that clock tick away!!! Something tells me i wont get much done today as i'll be on here! oh well, COYS
cb25Yid
A race between a 31 year old Woodgate and a 27 year old Dawson - now that would be funny. The case isn't good for Dawson. He'd probably start in the wrong place, take about 10 seconds to react to the starters gun and somehow end up on his arse. My money's on Woodgate even though he'll probably stop for a pint half way.
muttley
liam - check out the tactics on zonal marking (great site) : http://www.zonalmarking.net/2011/02/15/milan-v-tottenham-tactical-preview/?
TonyRich
The other thing to note is that Niko & Pienaar have been taking a lot of dead balls lately. This means that the more lethal Vdv can be in waiting to strike as opposed to taking the dead balls himself.
TonyRich
Tony, cheers mate, very interesting read from an arthur who seems to understand the tactical game well..... completely over my head!! :-)
liamyid
Some interesting CL stats--Harry Redknapp’s team have scored four goals from counter attacks this season, at least twice as many as 30 of the other 31 teams who have played in the Champions League this season, and their total of eight shots from counter attacks is also a competition high. It was how Tottenham disposed of Milan’s city rivals Inter in the group game at White Hart Lane, scoring twice from counter attacks and utilising the pace of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. The Tottenham central midfield of Modric and Huddlestone sat deep and then released the front four to devastating effect. Similar tactics at the San Siro could bring further success. Spurs winger Aaron Lennon leads the table for most assists amongst players still involved in this season’s Champions League. The North London club also have Peter Crouch to call upon, who has set up three goals and is still a handful for European defenders yet to play against him. This combination of tall and small could prove potent against AC Milan.
liamyid
The nerves have really built up now... Feeling sick!! I do believe tho!!
YidoDave
spud, will you promise to come back on here if we win? I doubt it, whos your team, arsenal, chelsea or west ham?
liamyid
'Spudater'.... F$~k off you W**ker!!
YidoDave
spudater, your a knob mate.
spurspanther
what a cretin
spurspanther
Interesting stats liamyid... What line-up are you thinking with these in mind then? 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1?
YidoDave
hahaha it makes my day how we have *****ed people off by being the most talked about team in the country. Get used to it because its gonna keep happening
spurspanther
spud, if you find this funny you can count 3 planks, cause you're one aswell.
RamsesV
Spudater... I have been known to be a PLANK, yes.... What's your reason for being on here? Is it a long Doll queue or have you lost your keys to the caravan? Mug!
YidoDave
Just ignore Spudater lads, clearly was touched by his father. I really do hope Modric is on that teamsheet tonight.
nicktheyido
Too true 'panther', too true!!
YidoDave
Yido Dave has to be 4-4-1-1 with plenty of width but with VDV helping with a shift in midfield as well as helping up front! SPUD, bythe way your not tellng us who you support I gather its West ham so I wont even bother replying to you.
liamyid
AHHHH his a Chelsea fan lol, no wonder his touchy!! Oi at least we wait until you lot actually drop points, why not come back here if we lose, not just spouting bollox cos vitalchelsea is too depressing!
liamyid
calm down sweetheart
spurspanther
Messi gonna gertcha......
micyid
Just read 'panthers' comment above 'Spud'... Says it all really!! By the way, i've never been on any other team pages... I don't give a toss about any other team... Just the Mighty Yids!!! COYS
YidoDave
Team update on the spurs site now... looks like Modric will be on the bench at very best :( VDV will have to drop pretty deep then in my opinion which isn't ideal but probably necessary. Palacios and Sandro in the midfield also isn't ideal but Sandro did have blinder against Sunderland so confidence will be high!
Tedspur
We just need to get a respectable scoreline tonight as we should have Bale, King, Woody and Modric all fully fit for the return leg so I think over the two games we'll go through COYS
Spurs Allday
Dont think Sandro and Palacios is a problem really. Of course Modric is worlds apart but if hes not ready hes not ready. Wilson has looked loads better recently, know hes not everyones favorite but he does his job well. Sandro did look quality especially in the second half against Suderland. They are there to win the ball and protect the bk 4. We will still have a lot of quality going forward with VDV, Lennon and Niko. 1-1 or 2-1 either way. Come on you yids!!
spurspanther
You guys are at a massive advantage with the speed on the wings, their fullbacks are hardly sprinters and so should look to exploit that. Also, Cassano and Van Bommel being unavailable is awesome add on top of that that Ronaldinho isn't there and things are really looking positive. Defend well and be clinical with your chances and you might just walk out of the San Siro with a win.
TheFamousNo7
Spud... The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves! Now go away little boy! COYS
glennamy
TFNo7 agree mate if were ever going to beat Milan this is the time, they don't have the strength in their CL squad (barring the strike force)
Spurs Allday
I'd be amazed if we win or even getting a draw would almost feel like a win. If we can get the away goal then I reckon with all our players fit again for the second leg we can go through. If Modric is fit enough then maybe Sandro should start as he is better in the air than Palacios so we would have to worry about Daws and Gallas trying to win every header. I also think the slower Italian pace might suit Sandro well as he should have more time on the ball. I actually want Crouch to start too as he could cause Milan some problems.
Markoose16
we wouldn't* have to worry
Markoose16
Jeepers Ox u must have got your corn flakes this morning! No offence but leaving out Lennon will be suicide! I think VDV is def needed for this one! He will be the terrier tonight! And Pienaar gets the nod for me over Krank( we need to keep the ball).
Mix26
Agreed Coopsie... Sorry mate, tension is high and he reeled me in... Sure you understand! 4-4-1-1 switching to 4-2-3-1 on the counter.... Gomes, Charlie, Dawson, Gallas, BAE, Lennon, Sandro, Palacios, Niko, VdV, Crouch... COYS!!
YidoDave
im sure you will be watching tonight spudater, i mean who in the football world wont be watching this game??????? and there is a good reason for that. because spurs are playing some of the best football the champions league has ever seen, remarkable as its are 1st time as well. if we get beat there is no disgrace at all as the whole of europe has already stood up and noticed the mighty spurs and they will say well spurs played without 5 1st team players. and if we win or draw tonight you will have to appologise to us as well as read the papers tomorrow morning of how amazing spurs are. lol
black-messi
Dunno Markgoose, the shift Pav put in Saturday he should be staking a claim... sorry that was poor. Yeah Crouch for me, i think hes useless but does the business in europe
spurspanther
TheFamousNo7 yeh thats a great advantage, also like of Pirlo and ambrosini on top of that, but we have people missing aswell. If we had a full strength squad going to play a weakened milan side then I would be full of confidence but we dont. Tonight's and the home leg is the biggest game in the clubs history since I started supporting them and for many players its the biggest games of there career's and also Harry Redknapp's. I am proud to support this club and proud of where we are today. Support the lads tonight please instead of giving out about HR's tactics or Peter Crouch or any other common read on here. This will be a night to remember and hopefully for all the right reasons.
spursftw
whether we win, lose or draw tonight it wont change the fact i've loved the Champs campaign, but i would be beside myself if we got a decent result this evening. By the way has anyone phoned Spudater village and told them we found their idiot?
'Arry Krishna
Its not a village... its a campsite
spurspanther
To all who are replying to Spudater, Some people are too used to the old top 4 and can't handle change. Remember the only thing that's constant in anything is change. This guy can't deal with the fact that lesser clubs of the past are now direct competition.
spursftw
spudater... its 'YOU'RE', not 'your' just so your (note the correct use of the word) not seen as quite so retarded in the your next adolescent post.
Tedspur
oh and its 'lose' not 'loose'...
Tedspur
Cheers coops, apart from those two goals, anybody know how he is doing? You never know maybe the staff know something we dont and think we dont need to spend big on a striker... but we do lol
spurspanther
i have been calling all day to the local cable operators here in my city but nothing seems to be happening with the channel... can anyone sent me a link so that i can watch the game on my pc... and the scoeline tonight is 1-3...kill me if its not... COYS!!!
phuzinspurs
spaudater, you sir, are a re tard.
jesusthedevil
crouch 1 and vdv 1 and kranj 1... ibra 1 from milan... COYS!!!
phuzinspurs
'spudater' ha ha maybe i'm the tard!!
jesusthedevil
I've had a look at twitter, I only use it to see the spursoffical one for news but I've seen Pienaar, VDV and Sandro have been on it since in Milan. According to Pienaar "Very good spirit in the team, we are all ready for the big game tomorrow" which is good to hear and Sandro already seems to be a Yido, he's writing 'Come on you spurs' at the end of sentences now. It turns out its Gomes's birthday today too, so 'have a good one' has extra meaning today for him.
Markoose16
please...anyone knows the link where tonights game would be shown... please...
phuzinspurs
Yeah coopsie, seen that, hasnt been starting games but has scored 3 or 4 now from the bench, bit to soon for him to get minutes for spurs if he cant get starts in league 1 but definatly one for a couple of years!
liamyid
coopsieyid - I have been keeping an eye on "little Harry". I have been meaning to watch a game or 2 at Leyton Orient (to watch him and M'Poku), but they always clash with a Spurs game or when I play football myself. Good stuff.
TonyRich
Retarded might be, '(unt' isnt tho.
liamyid
go on the website myp2p.com. it has loads of links to the game. go onto sports, then football and you should find the milan tottenham game. hope that helps
spurspanther
anyone!!!any yid!!! please give me an idea about the link...
phuzinspurs
Harry Kane is looking good, lets hope he gets championship football next season, oh and please 'Arry bring back Kyle Walker
Spurs Allday
and i ****ing hate dempsey...missed the penalty last night or we would have been 3 points clear...
phuzinspurs
thanks panther...you made my evening... 1-3 the scoreline... COYS!!!
phuzinspurs
As for harry kane, he looked like he's a big strong lad on the box last night. Anyone confirm that? - innuendos not intended :-)
micyid
HAHA what a pathetic little man you are Spudater!! There is only 3 teams you could supprt imo. 1) Chelsea- if so, aint our fault you cant handle it now someones challeging your top 4 place. 2) Liverpool- if so, aint our fault someones TAKEN your top 4 place...... oh wait, it is! and 3) Wet Spam- if so, HAHAHAHAHAHA good luck in the champoinship! MUG!!!!
cb25Yid
Caps lock much. Hahaha. You get funnier and funnier
spurspanther
you seems to be one...what are you doing here on vital spurs if you think the other way round... coys!!!
phuzinspurs
watch out liam. it sounds like, deep down, that tarded (unt is a sensitive soul!
micyid
@Coops, Kane's 2 in 5/6 minutes, I reckon any of our strikers would kill for stats like that... If only, maybe tonight ;0) COYS
glennamy
1-3...kill me if its not... coys!!!
phuzinspurs
its gomes woodgate, dawson, gallas hutton and BAE, sandron, niko and vdv crouch subs: lennon and modric[ if possible], and palacious for sandro...pienaar last 4 mins to waste the time...
phuzinspurs
phuzinspurs, if myp2p fails then try this: http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/index.html Gives a huge list of options and never fails me :)
Tedspur
Phuzinspurs... I like the confidence... Playing only ten players i mean!! ha ha
YidoDave
@Tedspur if you`re going to hand out English lessons you should make sure that your own is correct. The "note the correct use of the word" on yours is actually incorrect. Rather than reading "just so your not seen" it should read "just so you`re not seen". Now normally I wouldn`t point this out as I believe peoples views are more important than the English or lack of English used to express them. However you seem to be such a condescending idiot that I was compelled to.
TalentfromGod
lol...modric was suppose to be there if he is fit... COYS!!!
phuzinspurs
On a lighter note I cant wait for tonight. I`ve been buzzing since Sunday. We should be respectful not fearful. I want to be in that number.........
TalentfromGod
phuzkin, uve only named 10 players there mate. i know some of us are quietly confident but lets at least start with 11 lol
cb25Yid
lol indeed you are correct.. i hoped no one would notice that... haha fair play.. i'll pipe down for a bit to save any more embarrassment..
Tedspur
Fair play to you TedSpur for holding your hands up and not having a crack back. I applaud you Sir
TalentfromGod
lol can't really argue ;) anyway.. enjoy tonight all! I most certainly will.... time for me to actually do some work for once.
Tedspur
The severe injury situation may limit Spurs to an odd set of players on the pitch, as several reports in newspapers have Sandro paired with Palacios in midfield. Maybe they must both be on the pitch as the options are severely limited with so many living with the physiotherapists these days, but Sandro and Palacios would be a odd couple. Both are defensive holding midfielders. Sandro, when playing in Porto Alegre in Brazil, mostly was planted in front of the back four playing something like a midfield sweeper. It was a role at which he was extremely good, anchoring the defense all the way to the South American equivalent of the Champions League championship. He didn't go forward in support of the attack very often, although he wasn't bad at it when he did. We all know that Palacios isn't very good at going forward, lacking passing and shooting skills. So, the two would seem to be redundant with one another. If injuries has the two playing as a partnership tonight, it would seem to beg for a set of defensive tactics for Spurs, which wouldn't be a bad idea at the away leg with Milan. I'd be thrilled if we came away with a 1-1 draw, as an away goal would be a big advantage. But 'arry is all over the place saying that Spurs will play the match pressing on the attack, as though Modders and Bale and VDV and all the rest of our skilled attacking players were healthy and ready to play. To my mind there is a mismatch here between personnel (Sandro matched with Palacios, which begs for a defensive style) and stated tactics, which are to play our usual attack at all costs style. As people on this site know, I'm not inclined to confidence in 'arry's tactical skills, so I'm nervous about what seems to be a contradiction between the pairing on the pitch and the stated style of play to be produced on the pitch. (I know when I say that I'm not enamored of 'arry's tactical skills that some likely will say that I'm a knobhead Arsenal troll who should shut up, but I assure you that none of you are more committed in heart to Spurs success than am I.) If either of the two, Sandro or Palacios, is to press forward in attack, it will have to be Sandro, who has more youth, pace, and athleticism than Palacios, but this is not Sandro's natural game. Perhaps 'arry has it in mind to shape Sandro to develop at more attacking style of play, but that's not been his style and it's not what the Spurs scouts saw in him that attracted Spurs to buy his contract. I'm a true Sandro believer, having watched him in Brazil, but I know that attack is not the route he usual has taken, and we all know that Palacios has few skills to support attack. COYS. Do us proud, lads.
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As for Spudater he is clearly on the wind up. All football fans do it and its part of the banter. What he really fears is Tottenham going to Milan and giving a footballing lesson. His poor cries of Spurs not being a top four club are to mask the fact that he knows how far we have come and him attempting to block out the very real chance of us finishing there again this season possibly at the expense of his own club.
TalentfromGod
Its time for our strikers to get a goal!
HuddersfieldYiddo
Liamyid, don't put the bet on then. Would you rather lose out on some money than feel the guilt of knowing you jinxed us? I should bet on a Milan win as I have NEVER won a bet on a football match.
Tottenham Hotcore
tengboon wrote: I desperately hope Harry doesn't play Hutton, we really can't afford to have his constant mistakes in positioning leaving us vulnerable. That far outweighs any advantages we may get in extra attacking IMO.*** I agree, although I wouldn't mind seeing Hutton used as an attacking wing on the right side with Lennon shifted to the left wing, as he has played at times, and with Krancjar played in VDVs position, if VDV isn't fit to play. Desperate times with so many injuries call for unusual solutions, but not in defense. Hutton at RB always opens Spurs to horrible defensive weaknesses.
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Cheers for that Coopsie.
KierzoSBC
Coops I think you can now probably see that the"getting stuck in to one of your own" had finished well before you got involved. Laying into someone because of the level of English in a football forum isnt needed. Should I stick by a Spurs fan in the wrong? No. Now I`ll let this go before you escalate it more.
TalentfromGod
Today is dragging like Spudater's knuckles! As long as we don't do a Young Boys/Fulham/Inter then I'll just sit back and enjoy this one.....I say that now but of course I'll be sat firmly on the edge of my seat for 90+ mins! Anything like a 2-0 defeat or better and I'll be reasonably happy. I never make predictions and couldn't even if I wanted too tonight. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. There's just as much chance of us suprising everyone and winning as there is us getting completely spanked. The nerves are taking a bashng today!
MJBSpur
and thank you tedspur...i love all the spurs guy here... i'm the only supporter here in bhutan, its all filled with man utd, arsenal and chelsea... but i like when spurs wins against those teams... i jump like hell shouting COYS and audere-est-facere infront of them...lol COYS!!!
phuzinspurs
Really really looking forward to this game tonight. I've been on auto pilot all day in work and cant wait until 4pm when I get to leave. Gonna grab myself a few cans, a bag of stciky icky and then me and the mate (an AC Milan fan would you believe?) are gonna get wiped out and watch a tremendous game of football. Unfortunately, if we get beat i'll have to listen to the bullroot from now until we stuff them at The Lane but I have every faith we'll get a result here. Fancy Crouch to get one tonight.
KierzoSBC
phuzinspurs needs to watch the match on-line and needs a link. I've always been able to find multiple links through myp2p.eu. If you take this route, it's good to log on early and download software to use sopcast and a few other systems that might be used by the links. On rare occasions I've had to watch a match with commentators speaking Greek or Italian or Arabic or Chinese, but sometimes it's better not to have any commenters, even in English. COYS.
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Good point, coopsieyid. At defensive back six really could free up an attack by the remaining front four. And, Sandro really can go forward on support once in a while, but I never saw him as an attacking player in Brazil except on the once-in-a-while foray to the front.
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thank you spurs in brasil...will check all the three sites you guys gave me...
phuzinspurs
Chill out lads! I should have just ignored the silly comments but instead decided to post a pointless reply.. subsequently making myself sound even more retarded lol... lesson learnt! no need to argue! Lets enjoy tonight! COYS
Tedspur
I have felt butterflies all day and the two bob bits have just kicked in! Deep breaths needed and calm, calm thoughts at kick off. The last time I felt like this before a game was Wednesday, 23rd May 1984 and we all know how that ended. ;0) At least I have the advantage/comfort of home ablutions and can take the laptop with me, allowing me not to miss any action! COYS
glennamy
The original mistake was pointed out by TedSpur as I said in my original post "normally I wouldn`t point this out as I believe peoples views are more important than the English or lack of English used to express them" Same old Coops always wanting to get involved always wanting to escalate things. I wont argue with you Coops go find something else to escalate
TalentfromGod
Excited for this. On at 6.30 am over here. I was meant to sleep and wake up for it but I'm too excited, that and I couldn't find any porn with girls wearing spurs shirts on. If Modders is fit for 60 mins would you rather start him or being him on. Obviously we need a solid start but what a difference he would make as Milan tire? Pieneer could stay left because Niko could play central for Modders. I'd play Sandro as the other midfielder and just hope he plays out of his skin. If M
AusTHFC
The best way to respond to Arsenal trolls on our site is simply not to respond. It's like Christmas dinner with your in laws and your mother in law says something really stupid. Better just to let it pass. In a few minutes no one need remember. But if you get into a fight with 'er, well, it will be 'ell to pay. No sense in it. If your really can't resist having a go at 'em, go on their page and wind 'em up. (But they'll censor your comments because they don't allow free speech.)
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haha AusTHFC - brilliant!
Tedspur
AusTHFC, you wrote that it's 6:30 am in Australia. Isn't it 1:30 am in Sydney? Where are you?
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Phuck u coopsie!
Mix26
;)
Mix26
Crouchie's tit? Most flat chested in the world, I'd think.
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@Spurs in Brasil I believe he means it will be 6.30 am when the game starts
TalentfromGod
lol Now that is down right superb coopsie!
Mix26
please no hutton. we will need corluka's aerial abiltiy and positional sense defensively with the likes of ibrahimovic and we will need his more intelligent passing to get the best out of lennon, who will be our key player offensively. if hutton starts I will be terrified to watch, with his defending along with dawson's recent form we could be out of the tie after 15 minutes. I am also worried about palacios, but hey... hopefully luca can play a part. I think that krancjar deserves to start and I think the slower pace should suit him well. After the first half against fulham and inter, one can't but feel some trepidation though
Guernman
spurs in brasil, yes it's 1.45 now, the game is on at 6.30am though.
AusTHFC
Coops in on it, nice work.
AusTHFC
TalentforGod, my bad, surely he did mean that the match starts at 6:30. clearly, I didn't read carefully.
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AusTHFC,See u morning. Hope my alarm works. Off to bed now
sydqcb5
"Fair play to you TedSpur for holding your hands up and not having a crack back. I applaud you Sir" Clearly aggresive. "As for Spudater he is clearly on the wind up. All football fans do it and its part of the banter. What he really fears is Tottenham going to Milan and giving a footballing lesson. His poor cries of Spurs not being a top four club are to mask the fact that he knows how far we have come and him attempting to block out the very real chance of us finishing there again this season possibly at the expense of his own club." Oh so very aggresive. Perhaps I should swear in every sentence to make them less aggresive PMSL
TalentfromGod
Coops "Yet all you can do is get stuck into 'one of your own'" Coops "You may not have found any porn with girls wearing Spurs shirts. However, you may get to see Crouch playing tonight, so will atleast get to see a tit in a Spurs shirt!!" Contradict yourself much?
TalentfromGod
Grammer seems fine to me spudater ;) ... it seems we have sparked a bit of arguing tho lol... i blame you entirely!
Tedspur
Spudater forgive me I missed who do you support again?
TalentfromGod
This may be a very silly question... but does anyone know what kit we will be wearing? Can we wear our white kit away from home? Or does it have to be the blue?
Tedspur
BigCok the ride has to stop at some point but I believe we will be strong tonight. Most of the players know what the San Siro is like so if we can settle well I think we can get a result the first 20mins is crucial. I hope Gomes keeps his head this time
TalentfromGod
come on lads.. your dragging my name through the dirt here lol
Tedspur
you're* ... dear god
Tedspur
Ahhh, champions league knockout stage, the chance to go five points clear of an ailing chelsea next week ; it really is all good in the hood
micyid
agreed big cockeral, on the one hand what *****ty luck to draw milan after winning the group, and then to be without so many players - imagine if we were lining up with king, kaboul, huddlestone, modric and bale - I would say we would win both legs, but as things are I just hope we are still in the tie after tonight. But who of us would have dared dream 18 months ago that we would be facing AC Milan in the last 16 of the champions league - COYS!
Guernman
That would be you Coops if you hadnt aggresively got involved and then continued to escalate the convo it would have been long since buried. However Coops needs some showtime. Is Crouch not one of our own? Does he not want to win for Spurs? to score for Spurs? Therefore your statements are a contradiction or down right hypocrisy take your pick.
TalentfromGod
Ted I hope that first one was deliberate
TalentfromGod
Jeez, i wonder who will have the final word!
micyid
Coops I think his Mum and Dad were already accounted for in his 12 brothers and sisters lets not count them twice or we will have to move on to Math
TalentfromGod
Lol Grammar Nazis.
spurspanther
bloody scared to write anything now.... pot... kettle... black!
Tedspur
jog on u effin Tit
spurspanther
Bring back p.villa all is forgiven
spurspanther
grammar! sorry. I'm ignoring my own advice.
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I hope Kevin-Prince Boateng doesn't come and hunt us in this game...
DaSPURS
KPB is injured i believe DaSPURS so luckily no chance of that!
Tedspur
grammer is kelsey.
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i am here you know............ ;)
Tedspur
anyway! Back to my previous question... are we playing in white or baby blue tonight?
Tedspur
Spud if the Germans missed you would be a yiddo, you trappy little pikey.
Ginger Pele
Its all good I think Tedspur took it in the way that was intended and manned up to it. My point was English or lack of it shouldnt detract from someones point of view. I scrolled up and down numerous times so that I didnt make an such errors. I still dont know who Spudater supports though. I`m guessing he isnt too proud of them
TalentfromGod
*any such errors (feck it)
TalentfromGod
i think your presence has been irrelevant for a while Ted ;-) whats your prediction for tonight mate?
micyid
Tonight is the night lads, I will be chuffed with a score draw. COYS
Ginger Pele
we know youre here tedspur youre the trouble causer
jljyid
haha i think you're right... I'd like to say a score draw would be a fair result. But I think we need to be positive - I recon they have more important injuries than we realise. I'm gonna go for a 2-2 :)
Tedspur
lol jljyid.. i like to consider myself a 'debate initiator' rather than a trouble causer....
Tedspur
is spudater still here ahh bless him do you want a cuddle spudater and not a naked one like your family gives you just a normal cuddle with no thrusting involved
jljyid
im going for 2-0 to spurs
11ledleykings
yep i'm going 2-2 too. right, time to unwind. off to hit a london bridge happy hour in a minute and get myself into frothing dervish mode in time for the match. Up the Spurs!!!
micyid
personally i think this may be a classic both legs i can see 2-1 here and the reverse at WHL with extra time involved and i hope no penalties but i think it might just happen that way
jljyid
Chelsea? rings a bell didnt we play them in a cup final a few years back?
TalentfromGod
Perhaps he is a glory boy testing the water before he switches sides
TalentfromGod
I really dislike that powder-puff blue kit. It reminds me of the pajamas my mother made me wear when I was 6 years old.
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If I were a player thinking of moving to Spurs, I'd re-consider when I thought about wearing that powder-puff blue kit. The lilly whites should wear a white kit away when possible.
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Have to disagree coops, the scope has got to be a West Spam fan. All of us would be this bitter if we support that shower of ****e
spurspanther
KierzoSBC- who am i going for with the first scorer bud?
cb25Yid
Thanks for the URL, coopsieyd. Sounds like the Milanese think that Spurs are utterly dependent on Bale, so it will be good to show the outside world that we have a world-class team when he's not playing. I'm thinking increasingly as the match approaches that the key for us is for our central defense not to make stupid mistakes. Especially Dawson, please keep your wits about you and play solid intelligent football. A start from Daws like the match against Fulham, and ouch... . Gallas, put on the right boots, man, before the match starts. Dawson, keep your wits about you and don't make the "knobhead" play that you do on occasion. There's where my biggest fears lie. Palacios, no stupid yellow cards from tackles badly taken. There not enough in reserve to substitute you and we cannot afford to go down to ten men. (Yes, I know, some will say we don't play are best till we're down to 10 men, but let's admit that that's not really an advantage.) Can we win or draw with a weakened squad on the pitch. Damn right we can. But we need to see concentration for a full 90 minutes plus extra time. No let downs of attention. Attention deficit disorder out. Professional concentration in. We can do it if we play right and with concentration for the full time. COYS.
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Spudater it pains me to think that a Spurs fan would be so hard up he had to be your rent boy.
TalentfromGod
Hoping for a great game tonight. Im currently in Barcelona at some show. Anyone know a bar in the city that ill have the game on tonight ? Think my hotel wifi is shocking, dont want to miss game.
Skipper_Griffin
@ spudater - I had to laugh at your last post. U heard the saying - there's a THIN line between LOVE & HATE, so I think your hatred can be turned into LOVE as quickly as SPURS succeed against AC MILAN tonight... Enjoy our success... and we are open to constructive criticism, so lets hear your reasons for such hatred (soon to be love)... COYS
DaSPURS
Bloody Hell, Getting Nervous now. COYFS!!!!!!!!!
hudderspur
"Why are you so interested to know what team i support. I like football but dislike spurs" contradiction in terms Spudater. We play the best football around thats why you are on here
TalentfromGod
Skipper_Griffin. Ask the concierge or front desk at your hotel where you can watch the match. Barçelona is a great football city, and a CL match should be on bar TVs all over the city, including in the hotel, unless it's a small little B&B type place. If there's a team in Europe I really like watching other than Spurs, it's Barçelona, mate. I cannot imagine that you should have any problem finding a place to watch tonight.
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Found the Sports Bar on the Ramblas has this game on as well as 4 others. Right im off, nervous, very nervous now, need a few pints to calm them. Is Huddlestone not back yet, hoping Bale recovers and is available, they will focus on him and hoping Lennon can then thrive.
Skipper_Griffin
Bale and Hudd both are out. We're going to show the world that this team can do well without them.
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Bale and Hudd both are out. We're going to show the world that this team can do well without them.
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I'm mystified by my double posting.
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Coopsie - Sorry to hear about your mum old son. As for tonight- If we fail to score and they win by more than one goal it will be tough back at the Lane...the thing is we have to start tight and concentrate, don't let Gomes have to pull out a short stop save cos he'll only palm it and thats when the heart failure kicks in, and for pity sake, dont let anyone have a run at Gomes in the box. That Brazillian nut is giving me a facial tick. Keep it tight dont give them any room to have time on the ball close them down on everything for the first 20 minutes and try and spring lennon as much as possible and for gawds sake get the crosses in and get them pulled back for Kranks to have a pop from the edge of the penalty area and use 2mp as the decoy runner (if that isnt a contradiction in terms having those two words in the same sentence; Crouch and Run!) There has to be only one goal in it and we have to have Bale ready for the return we dont need him for Blackpool so he's got two more weeks to get fit. Deep Breath....cross everything and... COME ON YOU SPURS!!
OyVeh Maria
Anyone seen the starting lineup yet?
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Spurs In Brasil, that was great insight earlier on Sandro and how he is used to playing, and makes me even less confident if I see Harry take a risk at playing him and Palacios both. Surely Krancjar could fill a CM roll? He's not an out-and-out winger, nor is Pienaar, I'd much rather have either of those two in CM then both Palacios and Sandro. And my choice would be Sandro, he should enjoy the slower pace and weakened Milan midfield
tengboon
Oh god cb25Yid - You're going to make me ruin my 100% record!! lol. I honestly havent a clue but i'll give it a go. I said above that I fancy Crouch to get one tonight but if you're going to take first goalscorer I wouldnt pick anyone in a Spurs shirt. 17 points from losing positions this season suggests we arent good starters and after the way we began the game against Inter out there, I really dont fancy a Spurs goal until at least the second half. The front 3 of Milan are hard to pick between. Robinho scored 2 at the weekend, Pato has 3 in his last 5 and Ibrahimovic, despite only scoring 1 in his last 5 isnt exactly someone you'd bet against. I would stick my money on whichever of the 3 has the longest odds (Robinho was 4.50 on Paddy Power last I checked)...you cant go far wrong there. Outside of that I wouldnt touch anyone because aside from KPB who's injured and Filippo Inzaghi who might not even make the bench, no one in the Milan squad has scored more than 1 goal this season.
KierzoSBC
guys let not be hard on spudater hes trying with reasonable banter its not offensive hes just a bit misguided he will soon return to the ways of the jedi and leave the darkside
jljyid
tengboon, Sandro did go forward to support attack once in a while in Brasil, and seems able to do it, but it didn't happen too often. He did score one goal I remember that moved in the direction of an impressive offensive move. Maybe he's been doing more of this in practice over the months with Spurs. Clearly, he's more likely to be able to do this than Palacios. But it's not been his game over his career. (And he's had a career, even though he's young. He played for the under 21 Brasil team. And we was an anchor for the club team that won the South American equivalent of the CL in Europe. He's also quite athletic. But both Sandro and Palacios paired in central midfield seems odd to me except for the necessities of a badly injured squad. anyone seen the starting line ups yet?
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They said we wouldn't challenge for a Top 4 place. They said we wouldn't finish in the Top 4. They said we would choke. They said we'd go out in the qualifying round. They said we'd get thrashed in the group stage. They said we'd...
COYS...!
I don't expect starting line-ups for another 2 hours at least
tengboon
Alexandre Pato has the skill to score easily against the kind of defense that gave up the goal against Sunderland three days ago. You cannot give him that sort of space near the goal. Gallas and Daws must be steady in their concentration. If they are, I'm optimistic that our team--even with all the starters out with injuries--can do quite well. COYS.
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I actually cant wait. This is what its all about. COYS
TalentfromGod
Im gonna collapse with nerves in a minute
HuddersfieldYiddo
yep.. I have felt sick all day
Tedspur
This is the moment we have all been waiting for since their name came out of the jar with ours, whatever happens lets just not get embarrassed out there like we did in Bern or the 1st half against Inter.......cant wait to see who the 11 are going to be. Lets support the heck outta them today lads, COYS!!!!!!
YankeeSpur23
3:45am kick-off here, now only 1:40am, hope I don't fall asleep!!
tengboon
Crouch MUST start imo. The European teams struggle with him based on our CL voyage so far and with VDV supporting I believe this our best option tonight. Defoe will just be a non entity if he played tonight. Not the right game for him - play him at the lane in 4-4-2 with Pav. Pav is an option I suppose but would call Pav plan B if the Plan A (Crouch) isnt working after 60 odd mins. COYS!!!
TornadoYid
Just in from work - time to settle in for the night with a few beers - bloody hell i am nervous - come on you spurs , play with pride and make me proud.
mattyspur
tengboon, so where are you mate? You're two hours ahead of HK and Singapore. Same time zone as Burma, maybe?
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tengboon, sorry same mistake I made with the Aussie earlier thinking kickoff time was current time. So are you in HK maybe?
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Ramses, I am wishing you a Happy Birthday and I hope your wish comes true - your wish at the moment is our wish.
COYS_TSB
I dont hate Crouch, although he aint exactly Ibrahimovic il admit that
HuddersfieldYiddo
for gods sake, I hope we don`t get battered. Pato, Ibra and Robinho scare the ***** out of me... anyway. COYS !!!
noone
Now, I'm hearing that Goal.com have confirmed the team: Gomes, Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, BAE, Lennon, Modric (I know!), Palacios (errr...), Kranjcar, vdV, Crouch. Happy Birthday Gomes & Ramses!
COYS_TSB
coopsieyid, we don't all hate Crouch. I don't hate Crouch. I'd just as soon he played somewhere other than with Spurs, though.
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Modders is one tough little mofo if he plays this soon after an appendectomy.
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WOT a nite , GLORY GLORY TOTNHOT SPUR.... 4 get bale , watch niko , and super pav , if he plays any thing like he did at sunderland , that boi is going to be lighting up milan , ... all said and done IN HARRI I TRUST ...... and the spurs go marching ooooooooooooooooon !!!!!
gloryspurs
Luka could get a severe hernia injury by playing today, lets all hope and pray that doesnt happen, COYS.
YankeeSpur23
team on goal.com charlie, modders, palac, krank, crouch. think the rest explains itself
spurs1stGF2nd
gomez corluka gallas dawson bae lennon palacious modric kranjcar crouch vdv
11ledleykings
who else can we play... not Pav thats for sure
spurspanther
my deepest sympathies coopsie been there myself mate,hopefully the boys will put a smile on your face tonight.its gona be a classic cant ******** wait for it.COYS
finglasyid
this is a very tough call for harry. if modric starts he can't finish so that means one sub for sure. crouch may start but you would fancy that either pav or defoe will get some time so thats another sub. if niko doesn't start he deserves some time on later, what are the chances of palacios or sandro picking up an early yellow and then needing to be subbbed due to the risk of them being sent off - another sub, and will VDV really last 90 minutes - another sub. we certainly can't deal with any other injuries tonight
Guernman
really do think we will get a result tonite COYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
spurskev
I never feel too bad when the three Croats are all starting. But this line up doesn't leave too much room for 'arry to demonstrate his tactical abilities with substitutions. LOL. Let's hope no one gets in yellow-card trouble. Let's hope Modders really is OK to put in a full match and doesn't do himself damage. I'm a bit nervous for his long-term well being, but a big up to his courage. Little man, big damn heart. Man City pretty boring today in Europa, it's being reported. ESPN says they look plodding and slow.
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team news is actually>>> Gomez Corluka Gallas Dawson BAE Lennon Palacios SANDRO kranjcar VDV Crouch
82_Yid
If 82 Yid is right, then Kracj, VDV, Crouch, and Lennon can concentrate on attack, with Sandro coming forward at times, and the four backs and two holding midfielders can concentrate on defending. Of course, BAE can come forward at times, with Sandro and/or Palacios peeling back to cover for him. I'm actually relieved if Modders is not starting, as it seems highly risky to his long term health if he does. Maybe he can come in for 20 minutes at the end to provide a boost.
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Krancj on bench, ESPN reports.
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If that IS the line-up, I like it. Come on Tottenham!!! Pienaar impact sub. God I'm nervous.
ledders77
Gomes, Daws, Gallas, BAE, Charlie, Sandro, Palacios, Pienaar, Lennon, VDV, 2MP say ESPN in their pre-game show.
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If that's right and Niko's on the bench, Harry has some serious questions to answer!
Yorkshire_Spur
I'm less happy than I was a few minutes ago. Not happy with Pienaar, who seems to run around lost a lot, 2MP, what can I say, Krancj sitting, definitely unhappy.
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Looking at starting lineup, I'm tempted to say 'arry out, but I don't want to provoke people, so I'll only say that I'd say it. I won't officially say it. Better bring in Krancj as a impact sub or I will say it. I have a bad feeling that Palacios will get an early yellow card, but maybe I'm being neurotic.
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Chelsea fan here, I wish you good luck against Milan, I hope you guys win ;-)
unknown2022
Quick question: is VDV fit to play tonight ?
unknown2022
@coops, sorry to hear about your mum mate! I would have had Kranc over Pienaar! But...... COME ON YOU SPPPPUUUURRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
glennamy
Reserves: Woody, Pav, Defoe, Krancj, Bassong, Modders, VDV. Can you imagine if Jonathan comes in a plays?
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Evening all, C.O.Y.S Do us all proud tonight.
Born&BredSpur
Good morning, afternoon,night Spurs. Good to see the posts already crossed 300. I guess Ox may may have to create another oneonce its crosses 750. Coming to lineup, I expected Harry not to start Niko. If Sandro has a good game and we come away with some kind of good result, this could be the turning point in his spurs career. Lets hope he takes the oppurtunity. But to see Sandro teaming up with Palacios, doesn't give me the confidence. Seems one thing is clear. We are going to play high tempo game, with Sandro & Palacios closing Milan down. I am extremely worried about Palacios (mis)passes.
sydqcb5
I think the starting line-up is fine other than Kranjcar should have started in front of Pienaar. I don't get why some people feel he is better defensively, what i've seen of his defending is that he basically runs into them and gives away a free-kick. Modric was never going to start unless he wanted to cause a hernia, I am worried about Sandro + Palacios in the middle as they've done terrible together so far but maybe the slower Italian football will help them. I don't have high hopes so in theory I can't be disappointed if we lose.
Markoose16
niko dumped 2 the bench 2 make room for pienaar? OUTRAGEOUS
lillywhites101
Coops, sympathies, man. a doobie makes some pain diminish, but a loss like that hurts like hell. hope the Spurs can help you through the night. COYS, mate. Have a toke of the maconha for me.
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Sorry about that Brasil mate, TalkSport made a mistake.
82_Yid
unknown welcome and cheers and yes vdv starts
norwichspur
Coops, So sorry to read of your lose mate, all the best, C.O.Y.S
Born&BredSpur
I've not been impressed by Pienaar offensively or defensively since he arrived, but he looked better playing for S Africa in the WC last year. Maybe he'll come on better. But for sure I'd prefer Krancj today. Let's hope 'arry is smarter than me today.
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So our 2 midfield croatians dropped to the bench?! How can I be NOT worried..
noone
Raining in Milano right now, but not heavily. Who does that favor?
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I'm with you noone, although I was worried about Modders putting in a full match tonight so soon after surgery.
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How can he put Kranj on the bench - What is his problem? I feel for Niko so damn much - anyway, Lets get behind the boys. Any draw (pref score draw) or better tonight and Ill be more than happy. COYS BIOYC
LasVegasSpurs
Sorry to hear of your loss Coops. I am deeply disappointed that Niko was dropped for this game. While I can relate to Harry's decision to start Pienaar, I fully expect Niko to get a game tonight, and to do well.
Fanman
Important that we score a goal or two, even if we don't win.
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Spurs In Brasil, still awake here in Shanghai! Crouch is not 100% which worries me immensely, and experience does not bode well for a Sandro/Palacios partnership, so could Modric get pulled off the bench early, and how healthy is he? I'm very happy about Corluka and Lennon starting on the right, I believe our chances are there
tengboon
No powder-puff kits tonight, thanks to the gods.
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Niko doesn't work as hard and considering he's hardly played this year. Two games in 72 hours espicially how tight we are going to have to keep it. Pieenar will not go missing...Niko has his moments. Lets not start moaning just yet. Get behind the team.
Chirpystheman
It's an interesting line-up. If we're winning at half time, Harry's a genius. If not, he can bring on three of Woodgate, Modric, Kranjcar and Defoe (all potential match winners) to turn things around.
Parklaneyido
Coops, good to have you back mate... Sorry to read of your sad loss. Hopefully the mighty Spurs can put a bit of a smile on your face! On the team sheet I am really not sure about Sandro and Wilson at all but I fear if it goes pear shaped then the manager is to blame because this tactic miserably failed against Bolton (I am a Harry fan make no mistake)
gazzalegend
Although if anyone will know how to contain Robinho, Sandro should
tengboon
The twitching twitt, Put Kranjcar and Luka on bench, what a wa*ker, going with Crouch, Usless Pineear, Placios,Sandro what a cluster Feck. Wouldn't start Moddy and hope for the best since you are risking him and get the hold off the game by the scruff off the neck and be in control and if he dose feel pain sub him latter ???? what a clown
dameien
tengboon--Shanghainese! I asked because I used to live in HK, but I've not been in Shanghai--the world's fastest developing city. A one year old skyscraper is old and ready to be replaced. A belated happy new year. Gong Hey Fat Choi, as they say in Cantonese, but I'm not sure what the Shanghai Hua is, but my guess is you speak putonghua as well. Love those Shanghai dumplings. Only Shandong comes close.
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dameien, your language is less temperate than mine tends to be, but my thoughts have been in the same direction. Let's hope we're wrong, though. I think almost every supporter would prefer Krancj.
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sorry to hear abt your mom coops,pato not starting
turkish_spur
One word coys
Theyearendsin1
any links for non sky subscribers please? ha
gazzalegend
come on you spurs! what did i miss? i just got in, teams out yet??
yidinchina
http://www.tvoo.eu/ch1.html
unknown2022
I don't want to be distracted from the screen while the match is on, so I'm going to log off this site in a few minutes. Dont' think I could stand following the discussion and the match simultaneously. But my heart is with the Spurs community even when I'm logged off. Have courage, mates, if Spurs play smart and don't lose concentration, we can be happy in 2 1/2 hours. 1-1 or 2-2 would position us perfectly. I'd be happy with a 3-2 loss, as we'd have enough way goals. I hope we don't need a Bale hat trick in three weeks to come back from a bad night tonight. Muitos grandes abraços para todos! e beijos para as mulheres. (Is Horney Helen really a woman? or a wind up?)
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both Rednappys go Feck themselves, now i got to watch a smileing Fecking beanpole, what a wa*ker
dameien
links here gazza & chaps........ http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=105116&part=sports I am streaming to the big screen so i will hopefully speak to you all at half time happy! COYS
glennamy
Coopsie, my thoughts are with you and your family. My eyes will be on the pitch. COYS, need goals, Away goals usually decide these matters. Audere est facere.
peterballb
coys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YidoDave
Dont worry boys, Niko might have needed a quick rest. He will come in 2nd half in Pienaar isnt doing anything. We cant risk Modders, we need him. Niko will feature, COYS.
YankeeSpur23
Robinho and Gomes just gave each other a big hug (um grand abraço).
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Cheers Glenn, nerves are kicking in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gazzalegend
Thoughts with ya Coops, ill drink one for ya
YankeeSpur23
Everyone seems to ve had a clean shave. Sandro & Corluka look different.
sydqcb5
I have the feeling the weather favors Milano.
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NERVOUS beyond belief tonight. Keep it tight & then get Modric on :)
Windlespur
BigC, nothing that can be done now. I am disappointed that all of Pav, defoe, Modric and Kranjcar are on the bench. They are all game changers, and only 3 max will get in there. I hope Harry doesn't put Lennon on the left and Pienaar on the right. If so, there will be very few quality crosses, if we get the ball out wide. Palacios and Sandro will have to tone it down, along with Pienaar or the cards will be flying. Where is the ref from? COYS
peterballb
Too damn clean cut for my liking.
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Our bench looks better than the XI
sydqcb5
They're off!
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peeeeep! it's off!
yidinchina
penalty ,you fecking ref
sydqcb5
we've already been cheated out of a penalty!
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penalty!
yidinchina
Wow, Nesta is SOOOOOO LUCKY
YankeeSpur23
Crouc h long balls are working for me. We have started very well. should ve been 1-0 up
sydqcb5
I REALLY F£*KIN LOVE TOTTENHAM!!!!!!!!!!!! COYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YidoDave
Did I hear Come on you spurs on tv. Seems milan have been stunned with our possestion
sydqcb5
perfect pass from corluka for lennon - exactly what I have been saying for months
Guernman
THE STRONGBOW IS GETTING A BATTERING NOW... ALTHOUGH SO IS THE TV WIV MY CONSTANT SHOUTING AND CHANTING!!! ON MY OWN BUT WHO CARES!!!!!
YidoDave
I cant believe the kind of possesion we are keeping. Sandro -Palacios-Pineaar-Crocuc are doing quite well. Lennon is doing what he does the best
sydqcb5
The lads surely look good so far at 13 minutes.
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They look better with charlie than with hutton
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brilliant start~! glad the proper spurs have turned up~
yidinchina
I cant believe how much time and space we're getting on the ball. Milan arent closing down at all. Opposite of how inter played.
Guyver
my god they are lucky we dont have bale tonight,they play sooo sloww its hard to watch and i think we have a very good chance tonight going on what i have seen so far,2-1 spurs COYSSSSSSSSSS
T0P-FOUR
That's one of their subs - GK for GK - superb. Let's keep this tempo going.
muttley
one of three substitutions used for Milano now. what happened to the Milano keeper? anyone see it?
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Palacios hasnt mispassed a single ball till now. Peter Crouch is looking like a big giant.
sydqcb5
we truly are off to a good start
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Look good so far, hopefully their keepers alright, dunno whats wrong with him. Their 2nd goalie isn't bad either. Maybe we could get something from this if we keep it up.
Markoose16
milano seem like they're stuck in mud so far. I've seen them in seria a looking much better.
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GO LENNON!!!!!!!!!!!
YidoDave
GET UP... WELL DONE REF!!
YidoDave
Pienaar is doing ok but you can't help feel that Kranjcar would be better and more clinical.
Markoose16
SANDRO.... C'MON!!!!
YidoDave
MARKOOSE... PIENAAR LOOKS OK .... MIDFIELD LOOKS GOOD... AT MO!!! COYS.... OUR FANS ARE LOUDER, WHICH IS NICE!!!!
YidoDave
modric would thrive!! in this kind of game
yidinchina
yes crouch is down ;-)
WiseYid
Palacios - wow- he is playing good today
sydqcb5
wonderful start to Spurs. can we keep it up for another 50 minutes?
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VDV !! oh, that was close
sydqcb5
if they gave style points we'd be way ahead by now
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Wiseyid... NOT SO WISE!!!
YidoDave
big up heurelho
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i'm lovin this... COYS!! No negative's on this site PLEASE!!!
YidoDave
crouch was 10 yards ahead of ekkoto......but coz he is so slow ekotto had to check back inside grrrr
WiseYid
first scare of the match
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sorry but we dont look like we are gonna score unless its from a set piece!!! pav please
WiseYid
Well done BOYS....COYS!!
YidoDave
tottenham should have a lead. clearly the better team in this half.
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Beautiful First half. If not for the ref, we woud ve beem 1-0 up.
sydqcb5
Half way there. If we draw this and they play like they have today then we could destroy them at WHL.
Markoose16
Crouch seems to be a monster. Milan dont have an idea how to play Pac, long balls. Infact even on possession ,we are murdering them. Well done boys.
sydqcb5
we should play more down the right
turkish_spur
good game of football so far and we've had the better of it too. well pleased!
yidinchina
Wiseyid... Lets be honest.... They don't either!!! We all want a goal but we're donig well... Stop being so negative!!!
YidoDave
COYS. Got to keep Crouch on and keep those diagonals coming in, always causes trouble in Europe. COYS. Beautiful football. Lets take a 1-0 lead to the lane. Teams don't understand how hard it is to come to the lane.
AusTHFC
i think wait til about 60 min mark and bring in modric for sandro to add a bit more passing range to the midfield and a bit more drive going forward
black-messi
COME ON SPURS, ONE GOAL AND THEY ARE DONE!!!
unknown2022
Fantastic effort so far and I am so impressed! COYS
glennamy
If there is a man of the match award at first half, I would give it to Harry. A total team performance till half time, unluck not to have the lead. Fingers crossed for second half.
sydqcb5
No need to change things at the moment, although we could do to some excerpt some pressure onto their backline... Crouch is too isolated and we have no drive through the middle, in my opinion. That said, Wilson and Sandro have been brilliant.
Fanman
I thought Defoe was preferred to Crouch....
unknown2022
Redknapp Jnr is riight lol.
Fanman
Crouch seems to winning every header, I don't know what it is but he is absolutely trailer loads better in Europe than in the Prem. Lennon's having a great game, we should work it to the right even more
tengboon
BALE WOULD VE R***ED & MURDERED MILAN. Their full backs are woeful. Lennon is going thro in and out of Antonini every time.
sydqcb5
black-messi... Respect bruv, but i don't want to change this one unless we get a goal and then i agree mate!!!!
YidoDave
Excellent first half, let's get the ball to Aaron more and let him run at that left back. That's where I see our best chances coming from. Milan can't play as poorly in the second half so look for fresh legs at 65-70 mins Harry don't hold on too long.
dangerousa
Talk about a one sided affir! So glad Harry went with Pienaar instead of Krank. Proven a much harder working player and def mindset!
Mix26
*****y football, in first 30 min the name of the game was "hit crouch in head", so bring on Niko or Luka to see some football. Lucky that Milan plays even worse.
marilor
krancjar needs to come on for pienaar and test this new keeper in the rain, lennon needs to keep taking his man and our two midfield bulldogs need to keep frustrating the great AC Milan.
Guernman
I'm surprised to see Sandro and Palacios playing well together. I didn't think it possible as they both play the same role. Hats off the 'arry for seeing something I didn't. Now for the bad new for me. I got a phone call an must go out to take care of a problem. I won't see the second half until a replay later tonight. Bye for now, my Spurs family. i am going out in a wonderfully positive mood now. The first half was heaven, especially considering how many of our team are missing with injury.
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modric on for penis...i mean pienaar
spurat
Disagree Coops - Pienaar has worked so hard, up and down and real commitment. I know you (and we all) want to see Niko, but need to keep it tight at start then unleash Modders and Niko. Pienaar is doing good.
Windlespur
Agreed Coopsie mate!! Pienaar wasn'y that bad mate but hey we have a super sub!!! COYS
YidoDave
I'm still worried that all it would take is one Milan attack and they'd go ahead. But I suppose that is years of the old Tottenham imbedded into me, we need to find a goal early on now. I'd like to put Modric on but Sandro and Palacios have been great defensively so maybe take Pienaar off for Modric and let him play in his old position.
Markoose16
spurat, lol.
Fanman
Yes, I don't know how Crouch has won so many headers - yet the ones that really count (near Milan's goal) he always manages to mess up. As the match goes on, I feel that Crouch predictably becomes less and LESS effective - which is not saying much! as he started the game mildly effective! I hate this "lob it to Peter" CRAP!! Harry RedCRAP, take him off - so we can play a short passing game, for a change. COYS!!!!!
canadaspurssupport
Genius HR, don't bring Niko, He could score again! what then?! Probably you promise him starting 11 for next 10 games.
marilor
im not being negative.......we are playing really well without ever lookin like scoring as we always do when crouch plays!!!......i just know with pav upfront or even defoe instead i would feel alot more confident about gettin the away goal we so obviously deserve!!....I happen to disagree with u though everytime they do go foward which isnt that often i admit. i am not confidet they wont score coz they have world classs goalscorers in there team
WiseYid
Disagree coopsie - Pineaar has done extremely well. Sometimes he is filling in space of BAE ,while BAE moves forward. But his certain final 3rd is lacking. but point is he has been key in stopping milan to get to BAE. Pineaar has defensively done good.
sydqcb5
Sandro looks mustard so far.
Fanman
theres no pleasing some larry's aunt's out there. Crouch has been magnificent
82_Yid
im not being negative.......we are playing really well without ever lookin like scoring as we always do when crouch plays!!!......i just know with pav upfront or even defoe instead i would feel alot more confident about gettin the away goal we so obviously deserve!!....I happen to disagree with u though everytime they do go foward which isnt that often i admit. i am not confidet they wont score coz they have world classs goalscorers in there team
WiseYid
Don't be too hard on Pieneer. He had some good link up play early.
AusTHFC
I cant see how Modric can be fit, my daughter is 18 and she just had her appendix out, it takes at least 3 weeks to heal up and its only been 2? and well done the team but especially sarge and sandro
philbill
Windle...agreee!!
YidoDave
Score Totenham Score, C.O.Y.S more of the same please
Born&BredSpur
Pato for Seedorf, they're going all out
tengboon
yup, pienaar hasnt done too bad. If Kranc was in that position, BAE wuoldnt be able to get forward as much as he is doing in fear of being exposed. Having said that, I'd stilllike to see both Kranc and Modric on at some point. Maybe for wilson and VDV.
Guyver
When others are tired, Niko and Modric could do great in this game. Is Luka ready though or too soo _ shame if not.
Windlespur
Pato's got pace, now we def gonna need to be tight down our left, if pato plays down the right where I usually see him play
Guyver
bravo VDV!
marilor
WHAT A SAVE
dangerousa
What a save Gomes! and on his birthday.
Markoose16
thats why they call him the octopus...........class
norwichspur
World class Gomes my son C.O.Y.S
Born&BredSpur
modders needed NOW
norwichspur
Robinho walks by Pienaar (how is he better in defense than Niko) Super Gomy!
marilor
Pato seems to be making a difference already for milan. He looks to ve good pace.
sydqcb5
Yep, World Class Gomes, ok so I,m biased, I have his autograph lol, C.O.Y.S
Born&BredSpur
Milan wakes up and we have nobody to hold the ball
marilor
That is red card surely, off the floor, studs up. Yeah he got the ball but thats a leg breaker should be a red.
Markoose16
Ex Gonn Filth
dangerousa
He's broke his leg
dangerousa
Referee bottled it.
muttley
WOODY WOODY WOODY WOODY
sydqcb5
Dirty ex gooner
Born&BredSpur
2 footed should have been red
norwichspur
Charli just started to play in first 11 and so soon is out. doesn't look good
marilor
What an awful challenge from Flamini, he should have been sent off for that 2 footed lunge on Charlie, HERES WOODY FOR CORLUKA!!!!!!!!!!
YankeeSpur23
BLOODY BASTERDS
sydqcb5
Where did Flamini learn that?:)
ajwb
Why haven't we got another full back amongst the subs?
TQ2Spurs
Flamini is a tosser - Woodgate to score headed winner.
Windlespur
Thats 2 red cards there. WTF is going on. Can't touch Joe.
AusTHFC
Still don't get why Pienaar is rated defensively, i said earlier his defending tactic is basically run into the opponent and he's done nothing to disprove that.
Markoose16
Coopsie, looks like Gallas to RB Woody into central defence
YankeeSpur23
'BASTERDS'
ajwb
there will be a red in this.........shoud have been 2 for them already
norwichspur
THE 4th REF IS SEEING GATUSO HIT JOE. FECK
sydqcb5
Good ol Gomes, fantastic save
Born&BredSpur
bet harry wishes he didnt have that fall out with Hutton now!
82_Yid
that was Crouch's man who almost scored! what about height differential?? *****
canadaspurssupport
link?
los_angeles_villan
link?
los_angeles_villan
Trust Flamini an ex arsenal scumbag to ruin a perfectly good clean football match. How he's still on the pitch I'll never know. Dirty scumbag.
spursftw
MODRIC!! PLEASE GIVE NIKO CHANCE TOO!
marilor
I think Jordan did well to keep his composure then - I dont think Gattuso is quite aware of him in his playing days!!
DJW
Joe Jordan should nail him at final whistle. Modric on _ come on boys.
Windlespur
Luka for VdV, lets do this. Niko has to come on before long no??
YankeeSpur23
Nothing ever changes with away games in Italy. Same year in, year out.
muttley
I hope we snatch a win from this bloody basterds
sydqcb5
Modders as long as he has it in the tank offers so much more defensively that he is the right choice as Milan are coming into the game. Niko will get the night off now surely.
dangerousa
http://www.splives.com/ #4 I think works. lone striker Crouch - let's pray for a clean sheet, because our offence is dead, without VDV
canadaspurssupport
surprised jordan didn't hit him........he would have done in his day
norwichspur
FOR GODS SAKE; PLEASE BRING ON NIKO KRANJCAR NOW!
noone
ok thats it our only player looked like scoring in open play has been tacken off.......best we can hope for now is a 0-0 draw cmon yids!!! good to woodgate fit again :-)
WiseYid
yeah Coops, I wonder if Gattuso is familiar with the post match Glaswegian handshake lol
DJW
Well, this certainly was,nt in Milans plan of things was it ! or the media come to think of it, C.O.Y.S we need fear no team.
Born&BredSpur
GATUSO SHOULD GET YELLOW
marilor
How the feck is Gattuso still on the pitch? He's shoving everyone he can see.
Markoose16
that's Luka
marilor
did you see the power on Crouch's header? he keeper must have been shaking in his boots. TAKE HIM OFF, HARRY!!!
canadaspurssupport
Aye, see you Jimmy, has yer mother got a sowing machine ? lol
Born&BredSpur
get Niko for Pienaar please!
marilor
BAE's passing has been a bit lazy today
Markoose16
I really need a wee but cant go as cant leave the tv COYS!!!
YidoDave
Gatuso out of the 2nd leg!!!
AusTHFC
GATTUSO BASTERD DIDNT GET A SINGLE YELLOW TILL NOW
sydqcb5
YES ! GATTUSO GETS A YELLOW & misses next game
sydqcb5
YESSSSSS! finaly Niko
marilor
seriously though it looks really bad on the replay - to ndo that to an opposing teams staff - Uefa should be all over that after the game!! Oh he's out of the lane game now but even so, he ought to get punished for that afterwards
DJW
come on, Niko - let's do it again!!! 3X in 3 matches!!! COYS!!!!
canadaspurssupport
Chaz and Dave is getting me through this..... COYS!!!
YidoDave
CROUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! LENNNONNNNNN 1-0 the the mighty spurs!!!!!!
YankeeSpur23
Get in !!!!!
muttley
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Markoose16
GET ******** IN Crouch you *****ER Love it
dangerousa
YESSSSSSS good old Twizzle, well done Lennon
Born&BredSpur
YES.....Pace
kenyanspurs
yeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
norwichspur
Brilliant Lennon, absolutely brilliant. Lucky Crouch finished it.
Markoose16
PETER FECKING CROUCH PETER FECKING CROUCH ! LENNON YOU BEAUTY 1-0
sydqcb5
COMMEEEEEE ONNNNNN!!!!
P.Avfc
Quarter finals here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AusTHFC
lennon u beaty well done crouch
black-messi
what a break away goal!!!!!!!! Lennon you beauty - looked dangerous this game, please be back to this consistently!! & Crouch - a Euro genius :) had to hold my breath when he took strike though!
DJW
but I do now!!!
YidoDave
I forgive you, Peter - but if you had missed that??? Lennon is the man.
canadaspurssupport
Im Yido Dave's girlfriend wrting this as he is now crying after the goal. Didnt quite realise how much he loved Tottenham!!!
YidoDave
Come on you Spurs. GET THE SECOND GOAL & BURY MILAN
sydqcb5
Is Niko our good luck charm or what?? WOW get in there Peter. Aaron Lennon amaaaaaaazing play.
YankeeSpur23
Hahahahahahahahaha love the boy. That's what it's all about baby!
AusTHFC
Imagine if Bale was playing though! he'd have a hat-trick already
Markoose16
crouch haters step up now..........silence
norwichspur
SANDRO !!! GR8. I cant believe we didnt play this guy till now
sydqcb5
Who's Bale???
AusTHFC
And I thought, This was the mighty A C Milan we were playing in their own backyard!!!! C.O.Y.S
Born&BredSpur
Sandro has been quality today, they all have really. Gomes would be my MotM so far as if it wasn't for him we'd be out of this already. 2 world class saves.
Markoose16
YSPURS .......... Not so wise now you mug!! COME ON YOU SPURS
YidoDave
yes Coopsie but you have to take your hat off to his European & International goal ratios - its impressive stuff. He always seems to score in Europe - just ask his fiancee :)
DJW
sandro has been class..............and his interseption lead to the oal
norwichspur
Milan must have thought christmas had come early with no Bale to worry about Coops, lol
Born&BredSpur
YES YES YOU FECKING BASTERDS
sydqcb5
***** YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111 Minnows my ass, COYS!!!!!!
Markoose16
What a great result I have to say I didnt see that coming from the team that was put out. It wasn't the prettiest but the result was just as good as any.
RagingSpur
Cheats never prosper in the end, eh! lol C.O/Y/S
Born&BredSpur
what about palacios!!!!
sal2mal
Gattuso is out of the 2nd leg. Flamini should be, the sod. COYS!!! On to the round of 8 ...
canadaspurssupport
hahahahaha I cannot believe it. I LOVE SPURS!!! Everyone played well. Sandro is going to be a star. Woody is back. Modders is back. Let's F-ing have it boys!
AusTHFC
GATTUSO DIRTY ITALIAN *****ER! Nothing but a saw loser, complete lack of respect the pikey!
P.Avfc
5,000 singing yids 5,000 singing yids, crouch is no slouch, sandro da bomb 5,000 singing yids 5,000 singing yids 5,000 singing yids
123spurs
Justice was done. Milan should have never finished the game with 11 men. Ibrahimovic was frustrated, hence the push. Gattuso is a mad man.
Fanman
Gatuso! more like GUTTED pmsl hope fifa throw the book at him.
Born&BredSpur
Sandro was awesome again, i think we might really have something with him fellas. What a great win for the club, the fans and for all the haters. We will be top 4, we will be heard from in Europe this year, we kept a clean sheet against the Serie A leaders in their famous ground, well dun lads, amazing performance. Harry had them ready to play today, there's no doubt about who the better side was......COYS>.
YankeeSpur23
flam shoud of seen red, there is no i in team well done all, fanTastic TEAM EFFORT coys
123spurs
Sandro is great!
Fanman
OHHHHH YEHHHHHHHH THATS THE STUFF
jljyid
YYES ******** BASTERDS! Somebodys gonna shoot Flamini and Gattuso please or I will do it myself. Now lets ***** em at White Hart Lane!
noone
Brilliant gentleman!
los_angeles_villan
norwichspur: I do not hate Crouch. I simply do not enjoy our style of football, when he plays. It is rubbish old-school football. BO-RING!!! But we won. I would be even more happy if Harry started Pav in the 2nd leg (fat chance). COYS!!!!
canadaspurssupport
Knew and said we'd win, thank u spurs, this is one hell of a ride! keep it going! COYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
82_Yid
a quick note from my iPhone on the road. Didn't see the second half yet, should be able to do so tonight, but what a wonderful day to be alive! Milan thought we were all about Bale. Now they now about the team and its spirit. Wait till Bale comes back! My God, believe, believe, believe. The gods have favored is this season. I'd love to play Barçelona at Wembly. I'll be back with you all tomorrow.
spurs in brasil
wow...won it... i like it...congratulation to all my fellow supporters here at vital... Audere-Est-Facere... Come On You Spurs!!!
phuzinspurs
My daughter looked on in horror as I jumped around the room! Get in there Crouchinho! Great run by Azza but you can't ignore that, after running for the whole game Crouch calmly tucked it in. What a mature performance from all our lads. My MotM? Sandro - thought he was fantastic tonight.
Big_D
credit to harry tonight getting a perfotmance like that from the boys. well done credit where it is most definatley due
jljyid
Night people.
Fanman
Brilliant result lads....great performance and that bas*ard Flamini should have been sent off...yellow was a joke. Still work to do but a great position to be in.
Harry-Kari
to the congrats from the villa fans it is appreciated thankyou
jljyid
Bring whoever u want! I'm Tottenham Till I Die!
Mix26
Woodgate back, Modric back, Sandro coming good, beating Milan away, what a night. Spurs are on the up. I'd bet on Jordan, too.
warner__
we will spank them at the lane
norwichspur
Fantastic management by Harry. Great team selection and substitutions and great discipline by the players. I still say it was a penalty and Flamini should have walked. Gattuso should also be out for the rest of the season if he'd been left alone with Joe Jordan for 30 seconds. Not sure it would have taken that long though.
muttley
32 years a Spurs fan, some fantastic days and nights, but never have I been so consistently proud of our side as I have in this last year. Every time I think there is a hint of "old spurs" they step up and prove we have something special here. Believe, our time is coming again
dangerousa
DJW: yes, I think we all held our breath, when the ball rolled so perfectly to Crouch!! He is so weak with his feet. Not a bad finish - but Pav or Defoe would have buried it into the roof of the net.
canadaspurssupport
That away goal was soooo vital!! if we drew 0-0 then any score draw at the lane and we'd be out. But now, with key players to return, you have to make us favourites to go through. They lucky we didnt have Bale for those last 10mins, coz they could barely contain Lennon!
Guyver
spudhater where are u now my friend???????? hahahahahaha brilliant performance from everyone involved, if they thought this was tough wait til they come to the lane with bale flying down the left as well lol
black-messi
...and the Spurs go marching onnnnnnnnnnnnn! You beauties! COYS
glennamy
What a win tonight and great run by Azza. Gattuso is a dirty little git, I was hoping Azza would box him
Seanmccan
What a win tonight and great run by Azza. Gattuso is a dirty little git, I was hoping Azza would box him
Seanmccan
Agree about Sandro he was terrific tonight...shadowed Ibrahimovic several times right back into our box to stop him getting a shot on goal.
Harry-Kari
Sandro is the new sarge, I hope Harry agree's and puts him ahead of Jenas and Palacios at the very least
Guyver
Very well done.
TheFamousNo7
HOOORRRAAAAY. I just got into work. Have not seen your posts. The much maligned 2MP. You little beauty. HAHAHAHAHA. Well done to the lads. I am SOOOOO Happy!!
Madaboutspurs
cheers TF7. i am dissapointed with the distinct lack of class shown by Milan (excluding Nesta)
jljyid
CAPS LOCK, IF YOU LOVE TOTTENHAM :D
yidinchina
And congrats to the Yids who went to the match...what a sound once they got going...must really help the players...well done lads.
Harry-Kari
Guyver, please dont say Sandro is the new Palacios :P that would make me a bit worried. He is better :) he can pass and tackle! Consistently!
RagingSpur
crouch, lennon, sandro, palacios, bae and gomes all had terrific games. weakest point would be corluka for me. but credit to the team and to harry. 6am here and stayed up all night to watch and have to work at 8! well worth it!
yidinchina
well done tottenham, thoroughly deserved, finish the dirty Italians off at home
arthur7171
fantastic performance,i love you SPURS!!
jetmal
Sandro takes ball, gives to Moderrs ONE touch to Lennon and his beautiful run + assist for Crouch. Fantastic! After that we hided the ball as the Croatian duo knows, should bring them earlier but than wouldn't Gomes be the MOTM.
marilor
Yes, a very good night for TOTTENHAM Hotspur, Stratford my ars e
Born&BredSpur
I donno how it all works, but maybe after reviewing the Flamini challenge they might punish him too. I would have knocked Guttuso on his ass if i was a Spurs player as long as i wasnt a key member player:).
asherthesmasher
Gatusso and Jordan in the ring. Should be a televised event. Mind u it wouldn't last long. He's still got the fire...lol
MrJ70
To all the true believers who felt prior to the game we will get a result tonight, I salute you.
Madaboutspurs
Sandro has just played 180min in 3 days and DIDNT COMMIT A MISTAKE AND DIDNT GET A YELLOW. He has been responsible for 1 goal on the other day and a countless tackles and some good interceptions.
sydqcb5
Same here with us boys down under COOPSIE getting up in the middle of the night to scream at the Tv and get told off by the wife
MrJ70
Sandro immense. He made so many tackles. But so was the Sarge. Great team selection and brave subs choices by HR. Seems like he might be learning
MrJ70
Another grind of a performance. I cant believe it. I knew we would give Milan a game over two legs, but to win on there turf is just unreal. What is the world coming to. I don't want to wake up, this must be a dream.
asherthesmasher
Yeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a massive, historical win.....look at that: a clean sheet, an away win, Crouch scored...hey, what's going on the World tonight ?? Ha, ha, ha...only sad because we lowered our goal scoring average...gotta fix that back at London. Does anybody know how severe is Corluka's injury ?? Coys, everybody.
AlexSpur
I especially like the way we controlled the ball, after the goal. Harry deserves credit for this one, though I did not see us scoring, after VDV was removed - and 2MP left alone. Brilliant performance by the entire squad. We were lucky though, that the ref somehow missed a stonecold penalty in the 1st half, when Dawson collided with Ibrahimovic in the box. Aside from that play, Dawson looked solid. COYS!!!!
canadaspurssupport
And imagine if we'd had the Welsh wizard on the pitch today. Hope VDV Modders and Bale are fit for the next leg, it could be a screamer of a game
MrJ70
I Hope & pray Corluka is ok and dint do any damage. We need him for the season. I ws fearing we would see Hutton there, but thank God..sorry, thank Harry-he had a ace in his sleeve -Woody. He moved Woody to CB and moved Gallas to Right Back. Gallas was good going forward. But I would rather have Corluka back.
sydqcb5
HARRY REDKNAPP SPURS LEGEND!
MrSpurs
How much of a bonus is it getting Woody back on the pitch - I honestly didn't think I'd see it again! Our array of options all over the pitch (except striker!) are the best I've ever seen for THFC...
Big_D
Congrats guys I'm so fkin happy for some reason :D,wish you all the best from Chelsea vital
unknown2022
Absolutely amazing result!!!!! Best Players were Sandro Palacios Lennon Gomes and Ekotto and Crouch worked very hard. i suppose everyone played very good. great team effort. Amazing. Gattuso what a retard Incredible game.
ohwellnextseason
Charlie looked pretty bad. It was an awful tackle. Just when he'd got himself back in the team.... major shame
MrJ70
candaspur, dont forget the hand ball they did which was a defo penalty. Modders and Kranjcar were put on to control possession of the ball again. I thought Harry got everything right tonight.
asherthesmasher
I dont think we were lucky Canada but AC Milan certainly were, they should have finished with 10 men possibly 9. TBH the Italians did not do enough to win the game and got what they deserved.
philbill
Joe jordan should have knelt down and punched gattuso in his nose.
ohwellnextseason
We fielded a Second XI. Whenever one was subbed the incoming sub was even better for the situation. Corluka out - Woody In. VDV Out - Modric In. Pineaar Out - Kranjcar In. Modric substitution was essential after the farce in the sideline. VDV could ve reacted and get himself a yellow or red. Modric calm influence helped. A great great win. Its 9AM, I ve to start to work. But still dont ve mood of starting.
sydqcb5
At least the whole of Milan now know who Tottenham Hotspur are,,,,One of those glory glory nights to savour,
Born&BredSpur
yidinchina how on earth was Corluka a weakness!!?? He was solid and composed as always. Thought every single player played their part superbly. AND GREAT TO SEE WOODGATE ON THE PITCH! COYS!
oi.you.there
Palacios and Sandro were an almighty force together.
ohwellnextseason
COMEON BARCA! KNOCK OUT THE SCUM IN NEW LIBRARRY TOMORROW. 4-0 to Barca.
sydqcb5
I though Ibrohimovic said some nice things about Spurs yesterday. He already recognised us as being a big club and a top team now.
asherthesmasher
The behaviour of the Milan players at the end - Gatuso in particular - was a disgrace. Well done Joe Jordan for showing restraint and not slapping that little *****er in the face.
MrSpurs
them Milan sides are probably sick of the sight of Spurs by now lol
Guyver
Bloody brillant, even if we were lucky canada. Give over! WP and Sandro outstanding. Keep the faith!
RAF Yid
What a breath of fresh air Souness is, Bigging up the Spurs on the tele, well done Graham for giving credit where credit is deserved.
Born&BredSpur
All you Harry Redknapp and Crouch boo boys aren't around today. This imo is the pivotal point in which both Crouch and Redknapp get the respect they deserve from the fans on here. Every single player who played tonight were absolutely fantastic, not one player had a bad game and its impossible to single out anyone who had a better game than anyone else. As for Milan, thankfully our club is built on the grounds of playing football, not destroying the carers of footballers who do. If Spurs done what Milan did tonight I would be absolutely ashamed to be a fan. Flamini's awful tackle on Corluka was bad enough but to go and entice the home fans as if to say what he done is important for his club is just disgraceful. Then with Corulka's injury as it is for Flamini to signal to his hand as if spurs are wasting time is another indication of zero respect. The Milan players should be ashamed of themselves and so should the fans. Flamini went into Spurs' dressing room after the match to apologise to Corluka. That to me was ridiculous, the guy should have been shown the door straight away. Trying to apologise after the way he acted. The guy showed no respect to Spurs so neither should we show any respect to them. As for Gattuso I dont need to say anything at all about that, the tv footage speaks for itself. What I will say is, the way in which one of the "greatest european sides" performed in such a way that they disgraced there clubs names all due to the superiority of a minnow football club. Where is this Spudater now? Another typical rival fan doesn't show up when Spurs win. The tie isn't over yet but WHL is much more of a fortress than the San Siro is. Proud to be a Spurs fan.
spursftw
Actuall ref was not too biased. They were firm in certain parts, like disallowing Milan goal in final minute, denying free kick when Ibra dived to Sandro tackle. Though they were lenient. The same hand ball instead of happening at 50seconds into game, if would ve happened in say 70min, I am sure we would ve got it our way. Though the two legged challenge & Gattuso farce deserved a red. I mean, what else can u expect at a away game in Italy
sydqcb5
LEGENDS!
82_Yid
I LOVE YOU ALL>>>>>>> I LOVE YOU SPURS>>>>> COYS
kosovo_spurs
I hope Arsenal win. Because- A. We wont beat Barca if we have to play them- B. We know we can beat Arsenal and wouldnt it be sweat if we knocked them out! BUT, Arsenal will lose to Barca because they are a poor mans Barca. They will play right into Barcas hands.
asherthesmasher
Thankfully Gattuso wont be playing in WHL sydqcb5. Even if thats a plus for AC Milan I dont care, there is no room in football for that sort of attitude. If only Flamini got the red he deserved, he should have got a yellow in the first half for the tackle on VdV and the challenge on Corluka was a straight red. AC Milan are in huge trouble come two weeks time but we have to remember they aren't out of the competition yet.
spursftw
And did you guys see how desperate were Milan. How many times in a Champions league first leg have we seen a Goalie come up to the attacking box in final minute. It is as if they were resigned to the fact that we will bury them in WHL. I hope we dont get complacent in WHL. What we need in WHL is a good start of 20 min. Play in same way but attack with Bale & Lennon. With Gattuso gone, I dont see the spark in their ranks.
sydqcb5
Born&BredSpur Did you see Souness on the TV last week talking about when he was a trainee at Spurs under Bill Nick. He came across as someone who honestly regretted leaving Spurs when we had some top top players.
Big_D
i thought everyone were fantastic including harry tonight. his decision to keep play at left in the first half to stop abate attacking clearly works. flamini and guttuso should have been punished more, they must have been praying before the match. but nevermind, we won't see the guttuso in the second leg, he can watch it on tv (:
what_sux
The ref had a great game, fair play. Great point spursftw, not too many Harry knockers tonight. Still lets get onto Blackpool, don't get carried away and get back to the serious stuff! What a night!
RAF Yid
What an amazing f***ing result!! COYS!!!!!!!
BalesLeftPeg
Do not mess with Joe Jordan !!!
Theyearendsin1
asherthesmasher, If you think, we are through to Quarters already, sorry You are wrong. All they need is a 2-1 win in WHL and beat us in penalty. I am not pessimistic, but one should not forget reality and dream. I am sure we will beat them in WHL, but we cant be complacement,becoz now milan has nothing to loose. Asa spurs fan, I want the gooners to go down. If you remember what Defoe said start of the season, that We will go farther into CL than Arsenal. I hope his words come true.
sydqcb5
rapturous ...
razoredge spur
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!
gazzalegend
I hope Arsenal get thumped 6-0 and their confidence is rocked so much they end up losing the Carling Cup final and finishing 5th in the league, whilst we watch Ledley raise the Champions League trophy at Wembley and become the first London team to win the CL - COYS!!!
MrSpurs
Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur!! Well done lads!!
LongTimeSpursFan64
spursftw, do you want us to complain because we beat AC Milan on the road? I am out here and I show my displeasure openly but today everyone held there ground. Its the 1st time in a long time that I have not said anything negative. I actually like it...doubt it will be very long though. HR and the squad were great tonight....not much more to say. Gomes and Sandro were flawless.
RagingSpur
Big D, yep I saw that mate, it is fantastic to hear the credit the team so rightly deserved, Andy Gray would probably said we were lucky, so glad that ***** was sacked, and what ever happens in the next CL games Spurs have certainly laid their portfolo out nicely in this seasons CL campaign,,,,,,,,,,, we must qualify for next season C.O.Y.S
Born&BredSpur
Elsewhere, Mancity drew 0-0 with Aris Salonika...ya .. u heard the team name first from me and Mancini criticizes Dzeko for his performance
sydqcb5
Great result, Sandro and Palacios excellent,Sandro is the more accomplished,he should be a regular now. And Pienaar for Krankjar was the right decision, no room for slackers in the modern game, especially midfield.Can now sit down in a good mood and cheer on Barca tomorrow night.
matt hoten
Sweet! COYS
glennamy
Am I going mad or was P.Avfc celebrating the goal as well?? ha
gazzalegend
Gutted that Guttuso isn't going to be playing at the lane, he's the hud carrier. His presence would have added to the atomsphere, not that it will need it.
RAF Yid
spursftw i am here a am a boo boy whats your point? i have alredy shown my appreciation for what has happened tonight COYS
jljyid
Sandro MOM & Gomes close second! COYS
glennamy
Night Coops, mate
Born&BredSpur
chuffed to bits,first european match i have missed...great performance ,even more chuffed pav wernt used and jenas suspended...happy days...thought corluka and sandro were brilliant.....roll on quarter final.....
darrel999
Amazing result.Absolutely fantastic performance from everyone Gomez>Krancjar and even Harry and Joe Jordan.I promise not to say anything about Pav but for canadaspurs and bigc ..(Pav is a bigger threat when he's not on the pitch.The Italian muscle men would have eaten him alive tonight after his pathetic showing against the "world class" Titus Bramble.)I could not name a man of the match...every player in a Spurs shirt was immense so I'm giving each player 7.1428% Great for Sandro,Palacios and BAE.Lovely to have Woody back.Thought Gallas did o.k. at R.B.VDV is such a fantastic footballer with a great brain.This was a superb evening.Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wentworth
gazzalegend your are spot on i just scrolled up lmfao get in p.villa
jljyid
Harry isn't tactically aware, he can't take us to the next level, he can't go away from home to milan and win. He is such a ***** manager, Omg I'm such a massive ****. Oh and ps why didn't Pav start tonight, we'd have at least won 10-0 if he did. Hahahahhahaha ******** love it!!!! Coys
liamyid
to be objective, 1'st half was *****y footbal from both sides, it was hard to watch and only few moves from VDV, Lennon and Corluka was something I like to watch. In second half Milan was superb and thanks to Gomes we didn't recieved a goal. Our midfield players were to far from oponents and that enabled Milans pressure on our goal, so in my opinion Sandro and palacios weren't so great (not bad but not so good as many are saying), pienaar first half ok but second poorly. Bringing Modric and kranjcar changed situation and we finaly had control of game and Milan couldn't make pressure anymore, shame we had no wish to attack (probably HR forbid it only wishing to close the game). So we're happy that we've advantage of this wonderful goal. Hope we'll play on WHL with all our creative players, VDV, MODRIC, Kranjcar and Bale. So I think, if opponent doesn't have the ball, he can't score or make chance either.
marilor
We were tremendous tonight everyone. Yes it wasn't a particularly 'exciting' game but I enjoyed it as much anyway. Sandro was my man of the match he broke up everything and never gave the ball away. Palacios was important as well with his boundless energy. It's strange this win though it should feel amazing is not half as satisfying as beating scum 3-2. Come on spurs and well done to every player and coach that took part. Yeaaaaaaahhssss!!!!
Ginolaformanager
Gatuso is a disgrace to Football and everything else. I just hoped he could have played again because he has no creativity whatsoever. He is just a waste of SPACE> LOVE YA ALL
kosovo_spurs
all we need now is a top top striker!!
keefdayid
flamini you gutless italian bitch and ****
Uskok
as ecstatic as i am with that result we must remember it is only half time and we must not take our foot of the gas at the lane
jljyid
Good result, but Flamini is the biggest ********. I've ever seen. Hope that useless UEFA actually do something about that disgraceful tackle that probably sees our one decent right back out for a lengthy layoff. In the meantime if anyone wants to take out Gattuso, please feel free. Apologies for this somewhat emotion-filled grapic-ish post, but I'm a bit *****ed and feel we deserved to win that 3-0 if nothing else, for the fact they should have had 2 men sent off, FECKING ********.S!!! Bring on the home leg with a fully fit Bale, VdV and Modric, 4-0 at home (5-0) on aggregate and FECK AC Milan, bring on a proper team!
Parklaneyido
Gazza and jljyid i will cheer spurs on all the way, they are an english team so i am with them!!!
P.Avfc
I'll fill in the stars: CANT, pi**ed, CANTS. I'm sure you get the picture...
Parklaneyido
P.Avfc.....Fair play mate, very refreshing
gazzalegend
italians are just nasty bitches one punch they hit the deck lol
Uskok
What a game... credit to Harry from one of his critics... well done!! the boys did very well, kept their cool, followed Harry's tactics, which were spot on for once!!... sandro and wilson looked solid, Charlie unlucky to be injured, the dirty Flammini should he been sent off.....Gomes perfect handling and concentration, as all the back 4.. welcome back woody.. I am pleased to see you, even if I thought your playing days were finished at the start of the season... Azza, you little beauty, and as for pepperami, he actually did what he is supposed to, score a goal... Joe Jordon should have chinned that dirty fecker Gattuso... anyway.. COYS !!!!!!
Block D Spurs
Who would we play if we got to the quarter finals? Hope it's the winner of Schalke vs Valencia. That sounds doable to me, especially if we start with an away game.
troynew
coops hope tomorrow goes smoothly for you mate. Tonight was a massive result. Pienaar justified starting over Niko. He ran himself into the ground. I can't imagine Niko would have done half as much running. But he also kept it solid when he did come on. Sandro was MOTM by a quiet a distance today. He was everywhere. So many times he was putting the ball out for a corner after a milan break or making an interception. Him and Sarge were absolutely immense. Lennon tore the left back apart everytime he ran at him which was no where near enough. Still its only 90mins but its hard not to get excited 2-1 loss and we are out. I believed we could do it.....At least now at the Lane they need to go for it. We could punish them. Who do you drop for luka on the weekend......Decisions decisions.
Chirpystheman
Sorry chaps just watching the delayed coverage well played boys cant wait for the return game
Uskok
Like our last visist to Sansiro, what we bring out is confidence, confidencethat we could do better at Home. Now going into WHL, Our confidence is sky high, while Milan are scarred to death. I still cant believe their Keeper came all the way up to the box in the 90th minute.
sydqcb5
to dare is to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
finglasyid
by quite*
Chirpystheman
Nope ur right it aint over yet. But i can afford to look forward as a fan and dream. I am sure the players are not looking past the next match, I wouldnt if i was a player.
asherthesmasher
Thank you to the squad and staff tonight - you played with the same passion and love that i have for Tottenham. Bloody brilliant.
mattyspur
WHAT A WIN WHAT A WIN well done harry u gem and well done to every player that made it on to the pitch felt so sorry 4 corluka our defence was grat gomez was great sandro and palacious what a game they had piennar great lennon niko vdv modders even the subs that stood up 4 joe jordan against that tramp guttoso baasong and cudicini and niko wer straight in wit pav and vdv to defend joe gallas was a monster as was corluka bae and dawson what a night for us fans harry u beauty that gutoso phucker should be banned 4 six games 4 what he done headbutt an old man id have knocked him out if i was on that sideline 11ledleykings Read more: http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7507620#ixzz1E4SBD9rY
11ledleykings
Hey there, I'm a druken irish man with no-one better to talk to. I'v been watching this blog for a long time now and for my understanding everyone has little understanding of harry. But, i must say, i'v only suspected his bloody genius but now i think i can truly say he is a great fn manager! His quality does does not lie in tactics, or in premeditated and anticipatorary moves, it is purely in the place of the gamble that Harry Redknapp excels. Maybe, if i can go so far to say without being insulting, it is in the long play, or the CON that he is really fantastic in. He knows timing like no other. LISTEN. Some may think that he has got lucky with injury/luck etc bu t i believe that this guy just plays the oddds better than anone can really accept. If you look at his team selection/changes etc, you must admit they are almostly exactly right. the thing is, is that he plays it so close to the bone that it seems lucky. Krank was not dismissed, he was kept back (imo he was fat at the begining of the season) Last year there are numerous occasions where players seemed out of it to be replaced just at the right time... think otherwise? specify so i can argue,i'm not going deatail everthing but please define the spicifics between between a great judge of timeing and a lucky ass, which is what you believe. Forgive TOs, wont go on. This guy knows his big game, thats all i can say... name me a big game where we didnt do the buisness! apart from utd... i think saf and arry have a ode bet :/
ardone
Brilliant result. Brilliant performance. Harry was spot on (as usual). Everyone played their socks off tonight. Lennon - amazing. Pienaar - worked his balls off. Crouch - soldier. Lets just trust Harry yeah! Btw Gattuso and Flamini are utter *****
JPspurs
Coopise.. sorrry about your mum, at least you can take some cheer from our win tonight, during your day tomorrow.
Block D Spurs
jljyid, what you just said is my point. Looking forward to a few days/weeks time when criticism is shown of hr and crouch from you. But seriously, my point is support the team (not just to you jljyid but every fan on here) no matter what happens whether we're bad or good. I've seen people on here say "harry can't use the excuse of when I came here we were in X position in the league etc.". You can't say that and then say how great he done tonight. Show a bit of ******** respect. I'm proud that HR is the manager even with his flaws, from what i've seen here the last 3 months not many of you are. I've been weary of saying what I just said on here because 99% of you lot would ******** throw it straight back at me and I would be left thinking maybe Harry is what you believe him to be. Next time/if we lose a match towards the end of the season remember who got us to that point in football. HR may not be to everyone's liking but he's our manager and one of our best manager's in a massive amount of year's. Showing your respect now isn't worth a fiddle to me when all you've done for months is spouted how much you hate him Ragingspur. Fans on here are like Man United fans, love the club when they're winning, hate them when they're losing. Remember who you support.
spursftw
ac milan were dirty cheats today, none of the class inter have
ohwellnextseason
fantastic performance. perfect tactics from harry and to be fair a very fine finish from crouch - that was by no means easy and he placed it perfectly. we showed real grit. Hopefully corluka will be back soon - I presume because flamini was booked no further action can be taken? the tie was certainly tainted by his horrendous tackle and the truly disgusting behaviour of gattuso. I hope he receives a lengthy ban when that footage is reviewed. world class saves from gomes - i really doubt their is another keeper in the world who would have pulled off both of those. palacios and sandro were awesome too. COYS
Guernman
coopsieyid so sorry 4 ur sad loss chin up man hope the win tonight helped u some little bit in ur sadness sorry aigin bud hope u,ll be ok
11ledleykings
Brilliant result, brilliant performance, all credit to the boys and Harry. I have criticised him in the past for his tactics but hats off to him tonight, spot on. I was nervous about Palacios but he done well. Can't wait for the return match, WHL will be electric. COYS
ItalianYiddo
oh, and thanks unknown2022
Guernman
Coopsie, just read one of your earlier posts,condolences from me as well
matt hoten
Coopsie, really sorry to here about your loss, thoughts to you and your family. x
liamyid
dont (uck with joe jordan cos joe jordan will (ucking kill you!!! slim hady knows his stuff
mabbuttalegend
Tues 23.41 Great result you beauties I loved it that Crouchies gave all his knockers one up the the jacksie . now lets concentrate on Blackpool Yeedarmy
Beaver Hunter
hey wont dont need any diarra now we have our old sarge back plus the brilliant sandro wer spoilt 4 choice cant wait to get ac milan to the lane and knock 3 or 4 past them
11ledleykings
yidinchina Corluka wasnt weak at all in fact was a vital part of the time he was on the pitch your talking *****
Uskok
sorry for loss coops. X
123spurs
Coopsie, I lost my mother 5 months ago, so I know it is not easy. :(
Madaboutspurs
Thoughts are with you coops, Sorry to hear of your loss.
cb25Yid
Coops, sorry mate, it must be harder for you cause I lost my mother at 2 years old. Sorry coops.
COYS_TSB
Greatest night I can remember as a Spurs fan. Sorry to hear of your loss coops
Ginger Pele
 

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