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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Wigan Athletic.

Sitting 15th in the league, a usual relegation struggle looks likely for Roberto Martinez and his team, however, I am yet again highly entertained by the way they play their football and also how Martinez manages to sign quality players for next to nothing, as he looks to maintain Wigan's position in the division. Though Wigan are hardly looking like world-beaters, you have to admire the work Martinez has done to date, and I wonder whether the likes of Liverpool, Villa and perhaps even Spurs wonder if they should have looked more seriously at the Spaniard who seems to have been overlooked for so many 'bigger' jobs for others, who perhaps haven't achieved as much domestically as he has.

For all my praise of Martinez, I still believe this is a game for Spurs to lose, not Wigan to win. However after recent disappointments and regular making hard work off what should be comfortable games, you still feel that Spurs have to up their game and play with 90 minute consistency to maintain their supposed good start. At the moment, this season reminds me a little of 2005/06, when we received the plaudits for playing great football, but to me, were often grinding our results as opposed to beating teams with wonderful football or clever tactics. Do we blame, the players for not performing, a manager for getting his tactics and selections wrong or a Chairman for nor buying the right players? You can take your pick, but when we look at the table and see us in 4th, I suppose, we don't have too much to complain about.

What will again be interesting is who AVB selects tomorrow. Friedel or Lloris? Defoe or Adebayor? Sigurdsson or Dempsey? Perhaps we could also offer the merits of Iago Falque for either of the last two, such was his impression in mid-week at Carrow Road? Though it is claimed he will play, will we see Steven Caulker following his possible charges in Serbia? There are several questions for us to consider and debate between now and the teams being announced, which again, I suppose is a positive, that we have options in so many areas.

Frustratingly, we will again be without Moussa Dembele, who may even require surgery, if we believe certain media. Benoit Assou-Ekotto still doesn't appear to be ready to play, and Jake Livermore is a doubt, which to some might be a good thing, such is the criticism he sadly receives, but with Dembele and Parker potentially both out for some time, we are quite short of physical presence and bite in the middle of the park and I suppose we have to pray that we keep Sandro fit and in form for a few more weeks at least.

I don't think Villas-Boas will make too many changes from the side that tried their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against Southampton last week, and rightly or wrongly I expect to see Friedel, Gallas and Defoe back in the starting line up, with Lloris and Adebayor on the bench and Vertonghen again at left back, should Caulker be okay. Perhaps it wouldn't be my pick, as I would start with Lloris, Adebayor and Naughton at LB and Vertonghen alongside Caulker, but I think we will go with, Friedel; Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen; Huddlestone, Sandro; Lennon, Dempsey, Bale; Defoe. Either way, my main wish is to see Tottenham play to a consistently high level over 90 mins and I don't care of it ends 9-1 or 1-0, just as long as we can see us play as we know we can, but to date, we have only seen stop/start displays and that is my biggest frustration so far...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday November 2 2012
Time: 4:41PM

Comments

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first!!! Ade's got to play and get some minutes tomorrow! Oh, and Hugo to start :)
silver_inca
02/11/2012 16:49:00
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Kranjkaaaaaar its NINE!!!!!
JattYid
02/11/2012 16:49:00
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Im going for a 2-1 win, same script as usually, but with the forthcoming fixtures we really do need to win this game, and I hope we play Defoe and Ade up top, this is Wigan at home, not Utd away.
Ossie
02/11/2012 16:50:00
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Those days are far away Jatt
Ossie
02/11/2012 16:50:00
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Bale to rip them another one 2moro...Ade to come of the bench and seal his starting place for next weeks trip to Maine Road COYMFS!!!
JattYid
02/11/2012 16:51:00
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Ossie i still watch the 9-1 highlights on me fone :).....when we got fully fit squad to choose from the shackles will come off and we will see the real AVB offensive unit come into play COYMFS
JattYid
02/11/2012 16:53:00
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Ade has to get some game time tomorrow as he's the one to hold the line at Citeh next! Otherwise with Defoe we'll be defending like crazy for 90 minutes!
silver_inca
02/11/2012 16:55:00
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It is high time we had a really emphatic home win, and performance. This is our last fixture for a while against a relegation candidate, it will mean that we have played all of the bottom 6, with sterner tests to come. To coin a phrase we must "fill our boots".
Frank
02/11/2012 17:09:00
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Sorry Ox I'm all for supporting our players but I don't know why you stick up for Livermore, he just doesn't offer anything! People were quick to slate Jenas but at least he scored the odd goal! As soon as Hudd replaced him at half time against Norwich we looked better albeit we lost in the end. Every time I see him in the team I expect a loss as we don't look the same team with him in midfield. Am I being extremely harsh? Maybe, however the proof is in the pudding as they say. When he plays, Spurs don't seem to have the cutting edge and quality in midfield. My opinion of course.... COYS!
gazzalegend
02/11/2012 17:18:00
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Anyone fan of Hyuna can take a glimpse at the clip at Video: Villas-Boas Wants To Focus on Football :D
what_sux
02/11/2012 17:20:00
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I just hope to get 3 points for this game, although I would like to see Falque, Adebayor, Naughton and Lloris some game time.
what_sux
02/11/2012 17:21:00
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Agree with everyone wanting Falque, I think he's ready. Would play him ahead of Siggy and maybe Dempsey behind the striker roaming. Ideally though my team at home would be 4,4,2... do we need to pack the midfield at home to Wigan? Lloris, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vert, Lennon, Sandro,Siggy/Hudd, Bale, Ade, Defoe. This team would rip them apart! COYS!
gazzalegend
02/11/2012 17:27:00
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Wigan are a bit of a loose canon, either play badly or can beat anybody on their day, usually later in the season when they are struggling against relegation. Hopefully we can get all 3 points tomorrow. Definitely would like to see Lloris in goal for this. Ade/Falque to get at least 30 minutes playing in the 2nd half. Taking off Dempsey/Siggy....hope Dembele doesn't need surgery for that hip, missing him in the middle of field. Lloris, Vert, Caulker, Dawson, Gallas/Daws (either Capt), Walker, Bale, Siggy, Sandro, Lennon, Dempsey, Defoe.
mountainyid
02/11/2012 17:41:00
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Gazzalegend, you are absolutely right about Livermore, he might be a nice lad, and keen etc. but he isn't, and never will be, good enough bless him. For him to wear a Spurs MFer shirt is a travesty, given the calibre of many of his predessors. Surely the powers be will realise what is obvious, that for the club, and the player's sake, he should be sold either to a lower PL team, or a good championship side. He will always be a decent, but never an outstanding or great player.
Frank
02/11/2012 17:44:00
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gazzalegend, I agree with you that we should really play these sort of home matches with 4-4-2. I just don't see why we opt for a defensive looking team, at home and against the lower ranked teams. Regardless of who is fit, I believe we have good enough players to play that formation and get a more convincing result. AND pleeaase AVB, no more defending a lead malarkey! COYS!
Critical_Spur
02/11/2012 17:58:00
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Sorry to be a harbinger of doom but if Dembele's injury is as bad as some are saying, we are in deep trouble. We have been very lucky to scrape by without him. And re that other Fulham "reject", I was always a fan of Dempsey and thought he was a very underrated player. He's certaqinly got more in his locker than Defoe but I feel is not being played properly and will lose confidence if we're not careful. Right thats enough of that. Coys!!
Gazzaron
02/11/2012 18:02:00
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think you meant dembele?!! :0)
Critical_Spur
02/11/2012 18:03:00
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ignore my post gazzaron, I'll get my reading glasses. Lol!
Critical_Spur
02/11/2012 18:04:00
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@Totalknobhead, Hoping that you doing fine. And that all is in good order for you and your company.
Arky
02/11/2012 18:53:00
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I'm worried that the present lack of convincing wins is beginning to frustrate Bale and I can see him buzzing off if we don't get a decent front man.He has to do it all himself these days;crossing to Defoe is a waste of time.Maybe if Ade is up for it, we can have a few crosses in the air.
wentworth
02/11/2012 20:11:00
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COME ON YOU SPURS & WIN WIN WIN !!!!
Madaboutspurs
02/11/2012 21:49:00
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I'd like a 4 4 2 tomorrow but can't see it happening. And it's not sad that Jake Livermore receives criticism... It's sad that a player as poor as Livermore is in our first-team and plays as often as he does.
TopSpur13
02/11/2012 22:45:00
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Ox, you may not care if it ends 1-0, but I can't take any more hanging on till the end. It doesn't do my heart any good. Can't we just win one 3-0 with all the goals in the first half hour followed by pretty position football for the last hour
In-spurs-ational
02/11/2012 23:02:00
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A backlash against the last few poor results would be great 5 0 to Spurs.
chrishove123
02/11/2012 23:25:00
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So what is happening with Coulibaly nowadays. He was supposed to be our next great goalscorer? Please don't start on the too young thing as Rooney was playing first team football for Everton at 16. If he wants to give the younger players a start why not play him in the EL to see how he shapes up, then if he is any good he can be eased into the first team. Just a thought as he was being hailed as brilliant when we bought him so much so that he was told that he would definitely be involved in first team football during that season when he arrived. It turns out to be yet another player lied to and conned by HR and or DL.
chrishove123
02/11/2012 23:33:00
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chrishove - You are making some pretty serious accusations there against HR and DL, based purely on assumption. Coulibaly has not progressed as well as was first hoped. He was signed based on one outstanding performance in the under 17 World Cup. Since that time his performances have gradually dropped off. I've watched him several times recently, including the game against Barcelona at WHL a few weeks ago, his performance was very poor. He's not even making a good impression in the under 17's, let alone the first team, he's a very long way from that. Regarding Rooney, he was a very rare exception, just because Rooney was good enough at 16, how many others are?
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 00:55:00
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reckon 1-0, we'll struggle in the middle of the park with no dembele, and despite hudd looking much improved in the last two games, his immobility and lack of fitness will see us struggle. Think we'll grind out a win though, as we have been doing all season, wigan will make it tough for us, no walkeover. Anyway, COYS!
COYS_TSB
03/11/2012 01:04:00
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I think in future we should dominate games without scoring for 89 minutes, then score on 89 minutes. That way we only have to defend for 1 minute instead of 45 minutes.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 01:06:00
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Think we'll play this: Freidel, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertenghen, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Defoe. That's AVB's preffered line-up, but I hope at least one of Lloris or Ade or Naughton started, preferably Ade!
COYS_TSB
03/11/2012 01:06:00
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would love to see Defoe up top with Ade in the hole, we'll destroy Wigan if we play this, as last season we did the same only with Saha instead of JD , and we battered the Geordies
COYS_TSB
03/11/2012 01:10:00
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I think even better would be Ade as striker with Dempsey in the "hole". I suspect Ade would bring Dempsey to life as he was for Fulham.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 01:17:00
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Ade and Defoe have played together before and it didn't work too well. In fact Defoe has played with an array of different strike partners with little effect. Defoe just isn't a team player, he's too greedy, if it's remotely possible he will always shoot rather than pass to a team mate in a better position. He just doesn't seem to get that it isn't how many goals he scores but rather how many the TEAM scores that's important.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 01:21:00
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Falque has been impressive in the two appearances he's had. Would be interesting to see how he would fare in the PL, maybe give him 15 minutes against Wigan.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 01:33:00
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A message to Big Cockeral -- A "Proper Tool" as you so eloquently put it, I may be. But I never said I was leaving here. So, your poison is premature, my friend, which probably mirrors your ejaculation, since you want to be personally insulting to me, and many others here. I'll be stopping by from time to time, not because I respect your opinion, but to actually call you out on the gaping abyss of your ignorance, the vindictive spite you like to think of as original thoughts. Like it or not, you ARE everything wrong about Spurs fans, and you do nothing for this site but encourage, and give a platform to your cronies here. There is nothing wrong with criticism, but you mistake that aspect of supporting a team and replace it with cynicism. Massive difference, mate! Have you heard of the ever growing 1882 movement? You'd be found out for the little Cockeral standing on non-existant balls if you found yourself in the middle of those legends. You epitomise everything that's wrong with "certain" sections of our support. You can argue all you want, but you do. Concerning the article, I'm also a fan of Martinez and Wigan. They'll play ball, so don't anyone expect another 9-1. Tough to call, because we could have one of those great days, or just one of those days we've been experiencing a lot lately. Finally, a message to anyone going to the Lane today. Support your team, and the players, no matter how much your own internal attraction to criticism rears its ugly head. Again, love my team, hate obsessively negative Spurs fans. Oh, and please people, stop listening to Small Cockeral.
SpursEagle
03/11/2012 02:36:00
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just win please...coys
rovinella62spurs
03/11/2012 05:30:00
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Um, Spurseagle? Where the HELL did that come from? Im presuming its a leftover from another topic/ forum? Glad to hear your part of 1882 though, wish I was in the old dart to help out. Well except for that p*** you guys have the enffrontery to call beer that is! :D
underyid
03/11/2012 06:32:00
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How much longer is AVB playing Brad in goal??? He is just too many mistakes, and not as good as Lloris.. We must start Hugo in all PL games from now on...Brad as No.2 or 3 after Gomes then carlo.. Walker has to pick up his bench time, if Naughton ok, but AVB and coaches should have been working with him this week. We cannot afford to allow any more goals against in last 10 mins. of games from now on.... Ade, to start.. Defoe as sub...Siggy start alongside / ahead of Sandro...Demsey as sub.

As a point of interest.. Martinez has said spurs have very fast wingers, Bale & Lennon, so to stop them wigan have to stop the supply passes, which means they will get in the faces of our MF, / Walker, and Vert. / (BAE) at LB..
Block D Spurs
03/11/2012 08:19:00
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what time is our game
rovinella62spurs
03/11/2012 09:08:00
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I do think it is sad that so many take what I see as cheap shots at Jake Livermore. At the start of the season when partnering Sandro, they were equally as good or bad as each other, but that was more about them being too similar and lacking unit creativity than ability. Since we have brought in Dembele, Sandro looks so much better and happier as the balance is so much better, but I would exect Jake to also look a far better player if together with Dembele or Hudd. Since we have played Dembele, jake has only really been used to close our games, usually when the team is already on the back foot. Add to that a six week absence and I honestly can't understand the justification of such crticism
Oxfordspur
03/11/2012 09:28:00
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Not that I'd wish an injury on any player but I'm glad to see that Miyaichi is a doubt for todays game. He looks to have settled in the PL very quickly and has shown some real potential, why can't we find youngsters of this calibre? I like the way Martinez always sets out to play football rather than the spoiling type of game used by Pulis and Alardice. Martinez would have been my second choice of manager after DeBoer at Ajax. Having said that, AVB has my full support, needs to sort out his 'Let's hold on to what we've got' substitutions and the keeper situation though. Once he is allowed to bring in the players he wants, I'm sure we'll see his system take off.
As for todays game, I think we should start with
Lloris
Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton
Lennon, Sandro, Huddlestone, Bale
Ade
Defoe
It's time to give Lloris a run of games now as I feel both his confidence and his desire to play for us may start to suffer if we don't start to show some faith in him. Give him the next ten games and let's see what he can do, we can always go back to Friedel if Lloris turns out to be the French Gomes.
I feel that Walker can play his way out of his bad spell (fingers crossed) and that Caulker looks much more assured alongside Vertonghen in the centre. Vertonghen is wasted at LB and Naughton is a more than capable deputy for BAE. Given our injury situation, the midfield almost picks itself.
Up front, I'd drop Dempsey for Adebayor, give him an hour and let's see if he can provide for our in form front man Defoe. We can always bring on Dempsey once the game has slowed to a pace that he can keep up with. There is absolutely no way that Adebayor should be able to just walk in and take the shirt from Defoe, he's done nothing to earn it and Defoe has done nothing to lose it. That would send completely the wrong message and be a terrible bit of management. If Adebayor can start to reproduce some of his form from last season then fair enough, but at the moment he's starting to look like the Adebayor that supporters from every other club he's played for warned us to expect.
If we turn up for both halves today then I expect a comfortable 2 goal victory, whether we can keep a clean sheet is another matter. If we take Wigan for granted then we may be in for an uncomfortable afternoon. COYS
thfc1882whl
03/11/2012 09:32:00
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This will be a tricky match for Spurs. Wigan know how to fight from seemingly hopeless positions and have pulled off 'shock victories' that on reflection were not really shock victories at all. They just took advantage of 'big clubs' underestimating them and one after another taught each one a lesson, helped by Wigan's own skill and determination to win. Spurs have got to score one, two, three times and then still take nothing for granted to be sure of victory.
Airwave
03/11/2012 09:36:00
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Leave the cynics, the whiners and the ridiculous negative over-reactions of this site. I'm writing this now because i can't bear to be around later to witness the vitriol if we have the sheer audacity to either not win or not 'put on a performance'. Join a movement that takes you back in time, before the PL's money-obsessed prawn sandwich brigade, to when being a Tottenham Hotspur fan meant something and being part of something. Join the 1882 movement. Sing for the Shirt.
StillRickyVilla
03/11/2012 09:38:00
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Agreed, SRV. I jump the long articles and what look like hobby horses from Unhappy Ones, and wish Spurs well. Win? Good. Lose? Then win next time. Above all, enjoy supporting a club that is in with a decent shout of doing well once everything and everyone among the new arrivals and players coming through the ranks, have found their bearings.
Airwave
03/11/2012 09:50:00
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Rovinella..the KO is 3.00pm. Which gives you plenty of time to study this!!!! http://lmgtfy.com/ Enjoy the game!
jacobslad
03/11/2012 10:20:00
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Ox, Sandro didn't play well at the atart of the season however does not receive the same criticism as Livermore because every fan knows what Sandro is capable of and that on his day is twice the midfield force and player of Livermore! You can't compare the two, I have never seen Livermore play an outstanding game and I don't want to hear that he's young! So is Wilshire, Oscar etc.... What but these are special talents? So isn't special good enough for Spurs? I don't want mediocre players like Livermore in the team because he has had his chances against top teams and lower league teams and he DOES NOT cut it against either!!! It is a simple fact! Sorry to be harsh on the lad but I saw Jenas get a roasting on here and Livermore is worse! My opinion... if he proves me wrong fair play! COYS!
gazzalegend
03/11/2012 11:06:00
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or http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs/Fixtures+and+Results/fixtures-and-results.page?
Big Ron
03/11/2012 11:10:00
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And in that 6 week absence where Jake wasn't playing... we started to win games and climb the table! That's all I have to say now on Livermore, I'll get behind all of them today!
gazzalegend
03/11/2012 11:17:00
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Off topic but can any of you long term supporters remember what the reaction was when Pat Jennings was told he was nearing the end of his career and sold to Arsenal. Pat comes from my home town and is the initial reason I support Spurs. Just thinking how much negativity there is around now and wondering was he the focus of such sentiment?
Big Ron
03/11/2012 11:22:00
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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE- AVB is calling for more goalscorers in an article i have just been reading, but has no plans just yet to use defoe and ade as one, well that's what i said after the norwich game ''WHO SCORES THE GOALS'' a quote fro said article also reads ''Someone who wants to add to his goalscoring record is Tom Huddlestone, who revealed that he has not had a hair cut for a year and will not do until he ends his goalscoring drought - which has now lasted for 18 months'' well Tom you could end up looking like the Count of Monte Christo, by the time you finally hit the net. We do lack goals from midfield, so my team today is TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC just go and WIN, please.
spu 4 life
03/11/2012 11:42:00
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Before the Man Utd vs Le Scum game, Fergie is presenting today's referee Mike Dean with a gold watch, one that keeps the same time as his.
spu 4 life
03/11/2012 11:50:00
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Hot_Spur I am not simply making assumptions and accusations mate. The reason i said that is because it is true. When he signed for us he was told that he would be involved in the first team and be playing for them during that season. THAT is the main reason he joined us, because of promises made to him by HR and or DL. It was even publicly announced by HR that was the reason he joined us so I am just repeating what was said at the time not making spurious assumptions. Please try and do a bit of research on the subject if you are going to TRY and shoot someone down because you can make yourself look like a bit of a fool if you don't mate. Also if you notice i asked what was going on because i had no idea about how he was getting on so no need to jump down my throat about it. There have been a fair few players able to step in at 16 and I'm not only citing the Prem. I mean in European and South American football in general.
chrishove123
03/11/2012 11:52:00
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Well if this happens it will drop the chavs right in it as far as the prem is concerned. HA HA HA. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/nov/03/referees-boycott-threat-chelsea-mark-clattenburg
chrishove123
03/11/2012 12:08:00
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chrishove - Well since you mention research, perhaps you should have done some research on Coulibaly, then you would have discovered his lack of form, therefore rendering your post asking about him, superfluous. I cannot believe that any 16 year old (as he was when signed) would be promised first team football that same season and if that is what was reported in the media - well, nuff said. As for 16 year olds in general, as I said, very rare exceptions. You could probably find, if you looked deep enough 15 or 20 that have made it in the last few years but how many thousand 16 year old hopefuls are there in Europe and South America? Those that do make it at that age are a very tiny percentage.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 12:25:00
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Hot_Spur My asking is the research, that is the idea, one asks and searches so i am doing the research by asking people, so, my posting is not superfluous or redundant as you try and make out.. You might as well say what you say about 16 year old players about ANY player how many don't make it compared to how many do, so in that context YOUR argument doesn't hold water. Sorry but HR himself said it and that WAS the main premise of his signing to us.-
chrishove123
03/11/2012 12:38:00
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chrishove - My argument doesn't hold water?? As a percentage the number of 16 year olds that make the top level is very tiny indeed - FACT. How can my argument not hold water? You talk bollox.
Hot_Spur
03/11/2012 12:46:00
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If you read what i put I said in that context, you are merely taking what i said out of context to say what you want about it which anyone can do but it is mostly politicians who do that because they know that ias the only way they can win a discussion. At the end of the day EVERYTHING on here is bollox which includes your and my postings so please get over it and realise that you talk just as much bnollox as any one else on here especially when it comes to team selections etc.
chrishove123
03/11/2012 13:00:00
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thfc1882, can't see the Defoe/Ade partnership working unless we go for a 442, I would stick with Dempsey behind Ade with Defoe coming on second half for either of the two strikers depending on Ade's fitness. Quite happy with the rest of your team. COYS
ItalianYiddo
03/11/2012 13:02:00
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Big Ron. They were different times when big Pat went to Arsenal. Football and footballers were very different creatures to those of today. Also Terry O'Neil managed both clubs and he was very close to Pat. I'm sure nobody was doing cartwheels but there certainly wasn't the vitriol we see today. My dad was friends with both Pat Jennings and Terry O'Neill and neither suffered horrendous abuse from either Spurs or Arsenal fans.
SpuriousLife
03/11/2012 13:34:00
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SpuriousLife - Interesting observation Spurs to Arsenal and vice versa in the transfer market, the one that sticks in everyones throat is Sol, but the first i my time was Jimmy Robertson right winger who scored in the 67 cup final vs chelsea, moving across Nrth London and David Jenkins coming to us, who was total rubbish, makes Gio Dross Santos look world class, how's he doing i see his had two games for mallorca, Willie Young centre half another Arse to spurs, Pat Jennings never wanted to leave us, but circumstances being what they are in football signed for Arse. Watching the manure arse game it's interesting to see Arteta playing the Song holding role, but every time arse look to build from the back Rooney or RVP are right next to him, good ploy and fergie has done his homework take note AVB, his the link to most arse attacks, does that sound a bit gay?... not if your female :-)
spu 4 life
03/11/2012 13:46:00
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Our starting team today is: Friedel, Walker, Caulker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sandro, Huddlestone, Bale, Dempsey & Defoe
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:06:00
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Its Friedel again zzzzzzz
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:07:00
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And our subs today: Lloris, Dawson, Naughton, Carroll, Falque, Sigurdsson and Adebayor.
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:07:00
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AVB is not doing himself great favour by still benching Lloris for Friedel at this stage, Lloris does not need a year to adapt, I can see Lloris asking for transfer request if he don't play by the new year. It's like buying Messi, benching him for Defoe because Messi needs to "adapt" to BPL when world class players don't need to "adapt".
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:09:00
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Anything but a 9-1 win would be beyond disappointing!
RagingSpur
03/11/2012 14:18:00
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Surely someone needs to go on the Arsenal site and ask them why they can't beat United at Old Trafford
In-spurs-ational
03/11/2012 14:18:00
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Thanks for the links what sux. I feel the points coming home today.
In-spurs-ational
03/11/2012 14:19:00
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what_sux, just digesting all the comments writeen earlier. Agree, I wish AVB would start playing Lloris each week and stop rotating keepers like outfield players, it just doesn't work in my opinion. It's doesn't breed competition, just a lack of confidence in the keeper (maybe) and also miffs them off a bit I should imagine!
mountainyid
03/11/2012 14:19:00
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Raging how about 9-0?
In-spurs-ational
03/11/2012 14:20:00
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you do realise its illegal to post links to illegal live-football websites... if someone complained they could get this site into alot of trouble and even shut it down.
Viyyash-Ramosh
03/11/2012 14:20:00
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I don't like the fact that Friedel starts again. and why is ade on the bench? I hope he plays at least 30 minutes today.
logos8
03/11/2012 14:25:00
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Welcome In-spurs-ational. I knew that Viyyash-Ramosh, oxfordspur had told me privately in a message before, I cannot stop people complaining, I just want to help our fellow fans who cannot watch it via tv or live because I live abroad and understand their feelings, but if someone wants complain I have no choice, the only punishment is that I get kicked out of Vital Spurs and nobody to post the links anymore.
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:26:00
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The Wigan team today is: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa, Beausejour, Watson, McCarthy, Maloney, Kone and Di Santo

And their subs: Pollitt, Lopez, Stam, Gomez, Jones, McManaman and Boselli
what_sux
03/11/2012 14:27:00
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I'm so fed up of AVB, why can't we play 4-4-2 at home against Wigan? Ade offers so much more than Dempsey. Oh well...
Fanman
03/11/2012 14:49:00
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Why start Dempsey ahead of Ade? Does AVB know what he's doing?
Fanman
03/11/2012 14:51:00
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