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Perhaps people are making too much of supposed crisis at both North London clubs, but it is clear that neither side are playing anywhere near to their expected standards.

7th playing 8th, is hardly what either side would have hoped for after eleven games and in truth it is hard to pick with of the teams is struggling more. Arsenal seem to be finding their shooting boots, but defensively they look a mess. Spurs have yet to manage a full 90 minutes of good football and seem to be anything from inept to excellent in the space of 45 minutes, which is a huge frustration.

Arsenal started the season with what appeared to be a solid defensive unit under the new stewardship of Steve Bould, but as the season has progressed, their defence has declined into a generous and witless bunch, that seem riddled with individual errors and also struggle to work as a unit. Thomas Vermaelen has again struggled with consistency, whilst Andre Santos simply doesn't look like a defender. Wenger will hope to have Wojciech Szczesny back in goal for the hapless Vito Mannone, but I also feel this defence isn't really helped by having three technically excellent, but hardly 'Dogs of War' midfielders in front of them. There has been a suggestion that M. Wenger will adopt a three man defensive line-up, but is that an even bigger risk, when so many players have been away on international duty and preparation has been so limited?

For every Arsenal problem, Spurs seem to have just as many. A long line of injuries to key players and a team that as yet haven't grasped the complexities of AVB game plan and seem too be getting more confused by the minute. In our managers defence, he wasn't allowed or able to bring in his main summer targets and also have never had a full strength squad to call upon, so it is harsh to be overly critical of a man who seems to have definite ideas, but perhaps doesn't have the players at his disposal to implement them. Based on that if he better to revert back to a way of playing that we know his players understand and have achieved success with?

Of course that formation hardly brought us glory at The Emirates last season as we grabbed inglorious defeat from the jaws of a memorable victory. The capitulation of that 5-2 defeat still haunts many, but I hope the Tottenham players who played that day will use the experience to gain some revenge and heap more pressure of our beloved neighbours. I have a feeling that Arsenal are struggling for confidence at home, with two wins and two draws from their five games, but aside from a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton, there hasn't been much to boast about. As usual, there is plenty of possession, but also a lack of cutting edge and also a fragility at the back that Wenger simply doesn't seem able to sort. Though Arsenal can beat anyone on their day, you also feel more than ever that if you take the game to them, you have a great chance of rolling them over.

The big question is, whether Spurs can raise that tempo to force Arsenal back and to make mistakes, equally if we play too offensively are we leaving ourselves vulnerable to a quick Arsenal attack and also their movement in midfield? I would like to see AVB go with both Defoe (if fit) and Adebayor and the difference between winning or losing this might well be who can control the middle of the pitch. Will Spurs playing two wide men stretch Arsenal or will we be over-run in the middle if we play two strikers and two wingers? As is often the case, it will all depend on which team shows up and can force their will on the other side. To be honest, I have absolutely no idea which team, if either that will be.

I have a feeling that both managers would take a draw here. Not losing might well be the key to at least not cranking the pressure up another notch. You do however feel that Spurs could take a narrow away defeat better than Arsenal take a home one. However flimsy an excuse, could it be easier to excuse losing with so many key injuries and so early in a managers reign than for a team that seem to be slowly but surely losing pace with the teams that they competed with for so long to slide further away from the top four places, let alone the top of the table...

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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday November 16 2012
Time: 10:12AM

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COYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
COYS_TSB
16/11/2012 10:23:00
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first! gonna be a very tough game for us. We need to shut down Cazorla. i feel he is the key for them!
silver_inca
16/11/2012 10:23:00
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Arsenal has enough firepower to rip us to pieces if we adopt the same defensive minded approach we did against City. If we go defensive I cannot see us scoring, but I can see Arsenal scoring a few and go for a comfortable win. Put Defoe and Adebayor in and with a good balance in attacking and defending we can win this game.
Jables
16/11/2012 10:24:00
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nearly..
silver_inca
16/11/2012 10:24:00
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Got to be a three man midfield IMO with Ade on his own up top. The middle of the park is key here alongside creating 1 v 1's on the wings. Stick to your guns Andre and play 4-2-3-1, a point will do this weekend
nzyido
16/11/2012 10:25:00
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Sandro is going to boss Cazorla! No doubt about that.
Tactically Challenge
16/11/2012 10:34:00
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Guys, we are 3/1 with bookies. They are less than double money (10/11). What win are you talking about? Let's be realistic and just HOPE for the draw. Anything else in our favour will come as a surprise bonus. Don't get me wrong I'll back Spurs winning this fixture in any other circumstances but currently looking at all things combined I just don't see what exactly can happen (or how badly they should really be playing) so we can get away with something from that match. In fact I'd be happy if we avoid embarrassment. Good thing is tomorrow won't decide anything. The return fixture is much more important so let's hope our revenge will be served cold. As for tomorrow in the words of Ray Wilkins I hope we'll stay on our feet. COYS!
Moscovite
16/11/2012 10:47:00
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If we wanna play to win we'll need 2 strikers on the pitch, if he's going to play to not lose then he'll go 4-2-3-1. Come on AVB, let see a bit of the buckaneering Spurs of old. I'm getting tired of having the same moans come Monday morning.
coys1717
16/11/2012 10:48:00
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Mounting injuries (not that that is an excuse), a manager who doesn't know what he is doing and who in my opinion is starting to lose the dressing room, un motivated players (Bale seemed dis- interested last week and unwilling to carry out his defensive duties), I can only see us getting a hammering here. Apologies for the pessimism but I've seen it all before with Tottenham and the signs are there that we are heading into crisis.
jonathan01
16/11/2012 10:58:00
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If Wenger has half a brain, he should throw Walnutt and Podolski at us on the wings, with Cazorla picking out passes through the middle. What do we have to throw back at them? We have the wingers, but we have no Cazorla. So I totally understand some peoples' call for Ade + Defoe - to try to readdress the balance. But I cannot see AVB doing it. A tough old game, and we will share 4-6 goals I believe, one way or another.
TonyRich
16/11/2012 11:08:00
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jonathan01, you are spot on AVB, is starting to look out of his depth, I cannot see him lasting to long he is going the same way as chelsea where he had head to head with the older players at chelsea he has gone full circle and persists with them here even when off of form. with that american bloke in goal we will conceed ... to Arsenal, Dempsey will be liek hacing a player sent off ... AVB has no option but to field a team to win no excuses but we will buckle and lose as per .. then will give the we had one eye on the wet spam game!!!
Aussie Yiddo
16/11/2012 11:36:00
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Nice to see AussieYido and jonathon01 are the thick Spurs fans ruining having a constructable conversation with my smarter Spurs fans, Crisis? You're talking nonsense, you genuinely have no idea, so keep your mouth shut.
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 11:47:00
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Jimzoaar, I'm just expressing my opinion of the way I see things. I think that is the purpose of this site. I apologise if my opinions don't agree with yours.
jonathan01
16/11/2012 11:53:00
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Jimzoar_the_Yid- what are you the thought police? just because you don't agree with someone they should not speak? why not reason with them if you are so certain your opinion is the correct one then after a little persuation I'm sure you'll win them round...stiffling debate is what tyrants do!
shedboy2
16/11/2012 12:00:00
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Now onto the game, we're playing like stoke at the moment so why not go the whole hog....put Daws on and let him and Thud pump long balls up to Ade and Dempsey (or defoe for knock downs), Caulker, Verts and Daws up for all the set pieces along with Bale and Ade...just keep it off the deck and we might win!
shedboy2
16/11/2012 12:03:00
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No, i am not. But people with less intelligence than most (jonathon and aussie) think that saying 'its my opinion' is okay, its not, saying the dressing room is unsettled, how is that opinion? Stop playing the opinion card when you have blatantly lied. Noone knows if the dressing room is unsettled, so yes jonathon, you are 100% factually wrong!
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 12:08:00
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4-5-1 Lennon, Huddlestone, Sandro, Carrol and Bale across the middle. The flanks can push up and support Ade up top. Bringing Defoe on later is an option. I have a feeling they will play 4-2-3-1, but with Wenger you never know...he loves mixing it up and chucking players in to random spots.
SpursOne2
16/11/2012 12:17:00
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10 out of 10 Jimzoaar-The-Yid - Calling people thick isn't going to win you any points thou ha.
SpursOne2
16/11/2012 12:21:00
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Derby, more than three points ? No thats the maximum points you can get from this game, we could get one or none, the only other two options available, that forums had some hits? Never enjoy these games. No view on the formation, no view on who should be in goal and no view on who plays, really don't care, just go and WIN IT.
spu 4 life
16/11/2012 12:23:00
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Jimz I'm afraid the papers have reported dressing room uproar! Lloris is refusing to eat any croissants until he gets playing time and actually Big Moussa, Kaboom,Bae and Parker are actually faking injury and prefer to be chilling in the stands and booing with the rest of the ****s at the lane! So I think Jonathan has a point don't u?
Mix26
16/11/2012 12:25:00
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@Mix26 I heard that too, in fact, I think Rupert Murdoch himself said that AVB's completely lost the dressing room and AVB's secretly planning to try a new haircut to get us the wins!
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 12:26:00
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I'm ****ting it. Without Dembele we just have nothing in the middle. Hudd is just so slow and Carroll too inexperienced to be dropped into this one I think. Also who plays CAM? Neither Dempsey nor Siggy has set the world on fire. I don't envy AVB's task picking the team tomorrow.
Kes80
16/11/2012 12:33:00
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I heard that AVB is bring is Chelsea rain mack for this game!
Tactically Challenge
16/11/2012 12:33:00
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Jonathan & Aussie... Glass half empty? ...I still hope. Trust AVB to be an intelligent manager. Injuries and lack of players bought have limited us so far. If only we had Tevez, Aguero, Dzeko & Balotelli as our strikers.... Or van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez & Wellbeck... But we don't, we've got Ade & Defoe. United have 4 top wingers. We've only got 2. Chelsea have 4 world class attacking players. We've got 2.
ledders77
16/11/2012 12:48:00
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Mix haha
ledders77
16/11/2012 12:51:00
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I don't think we did an awful lot wrong last week against City. Ok he probably should have played Siggy instead of Dempsey but if our 'better' players i.e. Bale & Lennon could have retained the ball we probably wouldve won. Lennon in particular was awful but of course our ever loyal fans will blame the manager instead of actual individual bad performances. Now tomorrow, time for Hugo! I would play: LLoris - Naughton, Gallas, Caulker, Verts - Sandro, Thudd, Bale, Siggy, Lennon - Ade. The epmhasis needs to be on ball retention and is vitally important that Carzola & Wilshere are not given any room to play. Spurs to steal it 2-1 late on.
1984Spurs
16/11/2012 12:52:00
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*By attackers I meant attacking mids, not strikers
ledders77
16/11/2012 12:55:00
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Agree with ur team there 1984. Please LLORIS!!! Cazorla and Wilshere will do a lot of the ball retention I'm afraid, both quality players. I'll be happy with a draw.
ledders77
16/11/2012 12:58:00
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Ledders - Harry got by on Defoe and Ade didn't he? Can people stop making excuses. The performances are not good enough because a) the manager's tactics are not working - exposing Walker, forcing Sandro into a futile fight, giving Bale nothing to aim for, leaving Siggy/Dempsey forlorn, b) the manager is not instilling enough passion, team ethic into the performances, c) the sometimes bizarre timing and choice of substitutions, d) the bewildering treatment of some players - Lloris, Hudd, Daws. All teams have injuries and they all manage. Worse of all, AVB is not crouching any more. I am being overly harsh, I know. But there is truth in much of that. We have Arsenal, West Ham, then Liverpool. A tricky trio of fixtures that could lead to an unfortunate run unless AVB delivers. Come on AVB
TonyRich
16/11/2012 13:04:00
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Yes, Dembele is a big miss and still having too many players out to injury, but, the glass is half full. COYS!
mountainyid
16/11/2012 13:07:00
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@1984, nice team, even though I haven't been as bemused as other fans at Lloris' absence, I think this is a good game for him to go into. I also whole-heartedly agree with the MC assessment, it was Lennon's worst game by a mile this year, he'll know it, he comes across as being very pro (for such a chav anyway). Some fans don't seem to see the difference between a manager not motivating the team, and players simply not being good enough. Looking further into it, is Lennon really good enough to be our starting winger even if we reach our CL/title challenging aspirations? It would be one of the first positions I got a new player in (from a full strength squad) and I really rate Lennon. its just a shame fans dont see that, and whats more they shout their stupid mouths of at matches and make our manager do even worse, sometimes i wonder....
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 13:09:00
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..................................DEFOE.....................................
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.......BALE.................ADEBAYOR.................LENNON....
................................................................................
...................VERTS....................SANDRO..................
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.....NAUGHTON......CAULKER...GALLAS......WALKER......
...............................................................................
.................................LLORIS...................................

.....starting X1 for Le Arse....

Naughton in at the deep end against Walcott..

Verts holding the midfield with Sandro and helping out the back four, but allowing for Verts to push Bale, Ade, Lennon and Defoe up the pitch and pass them into the game more.....Verts can push on with the best of them..... i think he would be a better DM that pushes on than a CM or LB....

Ade and Defoe play together... Dempsey is proving to be a lost cause at the moment, especially when we could have little and large playing and trying to get the goals....
Yidmarks
16/11/2012 13:13:00
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The pressure really will be on AVB if we are beaten easily. I think it would be 4 defeats in the last 5...
mattspurs1982
16/11/2012 13:28:00
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Why's it OK to have a go at the players but not the manager? yeah lets slate Thud or Lennon or Defoe players that have actually done well for Spurs but not the one bloke who's done f all....oh no to criticise AVB is heresy.....people have a right to their opinion, just telling them to shut up because you don't like it is ignorant. Hopefully AVB will start making great managerial calls and win everyone over....
shedboy2
16/11/2012 13:29:00
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Shedboy - yep Gallas at right back! Demspey to play for 90 mins! Those sort of great managerial calls??
mattspurs1982
16/11/2012 13:37:00
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If Lloris doesn't start then I'll have had enough of AvB.
Tottenham Hotcore
16/11/2012 13:45:00
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Jimzoaar, I wasn't stating facts, just an opinion. I can see that what happened at Chelsea is starting to happen at Spurs. I really hope I am proved wrong - I'm just stating what I feel
jonathan01
16/11/2012 13:48:00
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jonathon, well say that and not what you did say, because what you did say was an incorrect fact and will always get picked up on? @shedboy/jonathon, im really not anti people sharing their opinion, I probably am more pessimistic than both of you combined deep down, but my view is that this is a place i'd check if i was a player/manager, and some people on here dont seem to get the difference between criticism and constructive criticism, noone wants to hear critics, we get enough of those from the papers! Lets unite as a fan base, and constructively come up with idea's to develop the team, then if we keep failing we can blame AVB for not listening, but why are you blaming a manager 11 games into a year?! Your just living up to the 'fickle football fan' stereotype, lets have a bit more about us....
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 13:55:00
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I don't think I am being fickle at all. I saw AVB make mistake after mistake at Chelsea and I see him doing the same at Spurs. I am always 100% behind the team at games and I use this site to say what I think. I hope AVB turns out to be a success but I don't think he will get the support of either the players or the chairman
jonathan01
16/11/2012 14:03:00
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Yidmarks, love that team. Genius!
Tactically Challenge
16/11/2012 14:06:00
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@jonathon, so why would you make me assume your an a**hole from your first comment, compare your three, the first is drastically difference...
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 14:08:00
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I believe the players at Chelsea refused to embrace AVB's style of play. If the spurs players do the same, we will get the same result. Old dogs new tricks and all that!
mountainyid
16/11/2012 14:11:00
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@moutnainyid, you've certainly hit a sore spot there, anyone else see Drogba, Fat Frank or Di**head John getting much game time? I don't think so, Abramhovich told the Chelsea players they were the reason for his sacking and that he wouldn't stand for it again, anyone care to reconsider their stance....
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 14:13:00
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Jimzoaar, jonathan didnt say it was a fact, all what he said was his opinion, surely that's obvious, just like everything you say about AVB is your opinion. I think you placing a lil too much importance on this site,it's jus a fan forum where we share opinions good or bad, not our job to develop ideas. AVB has been in professional football longer than anyone on this site, and he has to believe in his way of doing things, he aint gonna come into a fan site for ideas on how to do his job.
Ossie
16/11/2012 14:13:00
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Freidel--Walker--Gallas--Caulker--Vertonghen--Lennon--Sandro--Huud--Bale--Dempsey--Ade. What are the chances of the same XI being so poor back-to-back??
yiddyboy
16/11/2012 14:17:00
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@ossie, I completely agree with everything you've said, but two main responses. Firstly, that doesn't stop someone from portraying fact as opinion to make it sound how they want, he said 'a manager who doesn't know what he is doing and who in my opinion is starting to lose the dressing room'<Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 14:18:00
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Although I would go with! ...............................ADEBAYOR................................. ................................................................................ .......BALE.........CARROLL........SIGGY...........LENNON.... ................................................................................ ..................................SANDRO.................................. ................................................................................ NAUGHTON......CAULKER.......VERTONGHEN......WALKER ................................................................................ ...................................LLORIS...................................
yiddyboy
16/11/2012 14:23:00
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Yidmarks - spot on with that formation - just hope he plays it!
silver_inca
16/11/2012 14:27:00
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TEST
what_sux
16/11/2012 14:27:00
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Is this back to normal?
what_sux
16/11/2012 14:27:00
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Jimzoaar, in future I will prefice everything with "in my opinion" just to be clear. However I did think that this site was for the purpose of stating opinions and therefore I didn't think it was necassary. One thing I will not do though is revert to name calling which is not what this site is about. COYS
jonathan01
16/11/2012 14:28:00
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When is Benny due back!??!?
mattspurs1982
16/11/2012 14:28:00
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thank you TACTICALLY....

watch Verts eager to push on in most games... but having to get back..

use Naughton/BAE in that position and let Verts Defend and Attack and be able to play off ADE and BALE also...
Yidmarks
16/11/2012 14:29:00
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You did pref-ice it with in your opinion, it was not an opinion, it was fact, and it was wrong, that's all im trying to make you understand, then we can discuss AVB's hair due in greater depth....
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 14:36:00
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Does anyone else feel that Friedel should watch 'Escape to Victory' and take particular notice with the scene when they break the goalkeepers arm!!
yiddyboy
16/11/2012 14:43:00
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Jimzoaar- you're embarassing yourself mate...how could it be fact if it was wrong? jonathan01 you're right to rise above it....name calling is very childish. I wonder what Lennon would think after reading the site? On the other hand I hope AVB does, at least that way he would have some understanding of the issues he needs to address....
shedboy2
16/11/2012 14:54:00
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Yiddyboy, if watching movies will keep Friedel away from playing I'm ready to rent him my entire DVD collection (for free).
Moscovite
16/11/2012 14:57:00
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Shedboy - not at all, it is FACT that some things are FACT, what are you trying to say that everything can be opinionated? It can't, you're 100% FACTUALLY WRONG. I'd rather talk to the intelligent fans who talk about a way forward instead of sulking with 'Our managers not good enough after 11 games get rid now'. Smartass.
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 14:59:00
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You know what irritates me the most? With all our problems and what not..we'd still give this derby a decent shot had any of the above suggested formations materialised. But comes the time and you know 100% that AVB will put out his tried and incompetent scheme (Dempsey, Friedel, one striker, you know the rest..) which is never going to work and then our mood will get ruined instantly even before the match itself begins. Mark my words. That's exactly what's gonna happen and it sucks big time.
Moscovite
16/11/2012 15:08:00
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I`m going Arsenal 4 Spurs 1 .
big cockeral
16/11/2012 15:12:00
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Nowhere did i say get rid of now. Get your FACTS right Jimzoaar!
jonathan01
16/11/2012 15:16:00
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Jimzoaar_The_Yid ----Why are you looking down at everyone like they are inferior to you ?
big cockeral
16/11/2012 15:24:00
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JtY- that's not what I'm saying....re-read my post....comprehension eh. Moscovite- I'm not an AVB fan but I do think on this one he has his hands tied a bit on the starting line up, you can justify just about any starting line up (except Gallas at RB lol)....the key for me will be how he reacts as the game unfolds...
shedboy2
16/11/2012 15:26:00
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jonathan01 ,,,shedboy2 etc
An article by Jimzoaar_The_Yid ,the almighty intelligent one .LMFAO

http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7513124
big cockeral
16/11/2012 15:28:00
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jonathon - i insinuated it, at least I didnt dress it up as opinion when it clearly weren't.... Big cockeral -- Do you not get fed up with hearing whining? Im not talking about constructive criticism, i'm talking about genuine whining. And for the record....i'm 6ft 5.
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 15:34:00
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Big game. Goons are favourites having the Home advantage and I think we are a little worse off in terms of injuries with ours having a bigger impact on the core of our side and playing style. Saying that I don't get any fan who is giving up on this game already. I thought we'd get spanked against Chelsea and City with the players we had out yet in both games we competed far better than I would have expected. The important thing is to back the side but also remember no one is going inot this game expecting a win due to our injury list so lets have a little perspective after the game if we don't get one.
MJBSpur
16/11/2012 15:35:00
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Moscovite - took the words right out of my mouth. I'd at least like us to have a go than try not to lose
mattspurs1982
16/11/2012 15:35:00
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BC- I won't go in for ridiculing a fellow fan....the thing that strikes me though is the amount of people trying surpress any discussion on AVB. They are not debating his merits but just trying to shout down other people...I've not really come across that on here before???
shedboy2
16/11/2012 15:39:00
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Jimzoaar_The_Yid I can`t because i whine too much myself .Maybe we should try & not take football so seriously & get so easily frustrated ,but we all want the same thing,success for Spurs .
Putting friedel over Gallas really pi$$es me off .why ? I don`t know .Just want Spurs to put out the best team & give it their best shot ,defeat can be more easier to take & respect .
AVB is not helping himself by making schoolboy errors & some of the players are underachieving ,& imo don`t look like they`re fighting for the shirt we so love to wear .
To see a player not giving his all wearing our colours is criminal ,& the manager should demand it .
AVB needs to start growing some balls & start dropping some players ,the bench still has some half decent players .It`s not that you lose ,but how you lose which gets you booed .You can lose a game & still be applauded off if the fans feel that you gave it everything ,that can be respected .
big cockeral
16/11/2012 15:41:00
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Putting friedel over Gallas ??? maybe Lloris eh
big cockeral
16/11/2012 15:43:00
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BC - Spot on mate, I agree with most of those, I suppose in the most basic sense I think of this as 'What would you actually say if AVB sat at a table and listened?' and it would be vastly different from what people say. People moan at me for talking to other fans like *****? they're talking to our players/manager like it and I won't stand for it, I'll stick up for them, because people like that get a kick out of criticising someone/something that cannot defend themselves, its borderline pathetic really. But you're right, Friedel in for Gallas anyday.... ;)
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 15:46:00
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For me it's still early days to discuss a managers future and I don't feel he has had a decent crack of the whip. We lost Modric and VDV, whom both we have not really replaced like for like. Ade has just returned from injury and we still have Dembele, Parker, Kaboul, Benny out due to injury, all 1st team players. Wait and see what the New Year brings ;)
mountainyid
16/11/2012 15:49:00
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Mix, what are you saying? I've seen more unrest in a tramp, crawling with flees. Big C you gave a score 4-1, but never mentioned the full time score?
spu 4 life
16/11/2012 15:49:00
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shedboy, i did re-read your post, hence why I quoted it in my comment. I am also correct, still. many thanks.
Jimzoaar_The_Yid
16/11/2012 15:49:00
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I genuinely believe that AVB has a unique chance to silence his critics (myself included) even we'll lose tomorrow. Everyone agrees that expectations are low. He can use this to his advantage by choosing right tactics or making proper substitutions. It's about time he impresses us with his tactical approach to the game (given the limited resources available). In the end result may not be important as long as he tries to play on opponent's weaknesses (and succeeds) or exploit our strengths to the maximum. The only thing that fans will NOT forgive him is if he's going to repeat the same clueless boring routine observed in the City game (or indeed against Wigan a week before). I know it's just another game but the choice is very yours, Andre.
Moscovite
16/11/2012 15:57:00
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Should Tottenham Hotspur progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Happy Anniversary Mauricio!

Today is the second anniversary of Mauricio Pochettino as our Head Coach/Manager.

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2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
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