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Watford vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs return to Blighty to continue their pre season preparations and I hope to see continued development and understanding of the AVB way of playing.

Officially this is part of a testimonial day for Watford's Lloyd Doyley, which also includes a legends game between the sides prior to the current sides facing off. This is of course the start of a Watford revolution as well as at Spurs. New managers Villas-Boas and Zola are sure to be eager to stamp their ideas on their players, and there will be genuine hope that they have leaned much from suggested past failures to forge a real success in their new roles.

Though I expect AVB to look towards a more stable starting eleven, it will still almost certainly be a game where there will be plenty of substitutions and even though itwill be a celebration of a long serving player, it will have a greater emphasis on looking at player and team cohesion, as you imagine that fitness is getting somewhere near opening day requirements and most of the hard work is hopefully nearly all done.

Again the result isn't really the issue here, but it will be important to see the players understanding of the 4-2-3-1 formation and the high line that still causes an increase in my blood pressure, but I do also see it improving, as players gain confidence and in the case of Vertonghen, he learns to play and communicate with his new team-mate.

Hopefully Jermain Defoe is able to return to the side following the death of his cousin, which without any other experienced striker, will hopefully allow us to play Bale wider in the supporting three, perhaps with Rafael Van der Vaart also fit to return following his early withdrawal against LA Galaxy.




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Date:Sunday August 5 2012

Time: 10:43AM

 

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