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For a while we've all been asking about his supposed 'tactical genius' - well yesterday he certainly showed he has the ability to mix it up and get the best out of the side. Firstly, I'm not saying losing 5-2 to the scum is anything short of appalling, but lets face it, they're the one side that you really do not want to go a man down against as they can take advantage of a one man advantage better than most, but here me out...…

We lined up with the 4-4-2 that most of us have been asking for, and lets face it, the 4-4-2 looked fantastic. We were all over them, looking as if we could run away with an easy victory. One rush of blood from Ade, and we're f**ked. Now I'm not saying his challenge wasn't idiotic and deserving of a red card, but had Cazorla not acted like his career was over and 50,000 people wearing red started screaming 'off off off' - a ref could have easily given a yellow there. Whether a yellow would have been the right decision or not, is another matter, but it COULD have happened.

Had Ade not been sent off, there is no doubt in my mind we would have went on to won that game.... but again, this is another debabte. The remainder of the 1st half was painful to watch. What do you do? AVB decided to try and see it out, which is fair enough. Had we gone in just the 1 down, it could have been a different game, but we two in the last 4 minutes of the half - risk failed. Roll on the second half, where AVB boldly went for a 3-4-2, taking off both full backs and replacing them with Dempsey (our only other striking option) and Daws.

Instantly we took control of the game and started bringing it on to them again. Their 4th came against the run of play, but even so - the attitude of 'if we're going to go down, we may as well go down fighting' is a welcome change from the 'damage limitation' approach that most would adopt. Tommy Carroll's introduction also showed intention to compete in the match. The use of the ball all through the second half was far more productive for us. The goons passed it around a bit, but to little effect in the main. They got another near the end, but result wise, that was irrelevant.

We've lost in the most humiliating fashion to the goons again. Work, social situations, text messages, facebook banter - its all going to be hell again, but one big silver lining can come through it all for me - AVB has shone in showing his ability to make the big calls. He honestly couldn't have done a lot more on the day. Ade may have screwed it right up for us, but AVB did everything humanly possible to salvage something, and I for one give him my utmost respect.

I really hope he is given a lot of time to get things sorted, because I do think that once he finalises his plan, we will become incredibly difficult to beat. We are still 5/6 first team players down through injuries, and we can only improve once they're all back. It was a god awful result, but not AVB's fault in the slightest. For me, there is very little he could have done any better, so well done to him!

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Writer:dave the yid
Date:Sunday November 18 2012
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January get spending Levy
Lennon,Gallas & Defoe back to the bench .
big cockeral
18/11/2012 17:09:00
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I agree, although comments after game a little over the top
Chelmspur
18/11/2012 17:12:00
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Good write up, completely agree about AVB's tactical nous. It could've been a lot worse, but we prevented what could've been a disaster etched in history. The changes AVB made helped us do well in the 2nd half. I really wish we could've scored when it was 4-2. A 4-3 would've given us the impetus to go for the 4th. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, regardless I think we can all take home a lot of positives from this game.
spuradic
18/11/2012 17:24:00
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berbatov is still a class act
Guernman
18/11/2012 17:30:00
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Guernman, agreed!
Tactically Challenge
18/11/2012 17:32:00
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Agree on AVB. As for Arsenal, wholly unimpressive considering they had 11 men and where at home. I remember Madrid stepping on our thoughts when Crouch was sent off, Arsenal just sat back. This win is false dawn for them an Wenger.
Tactically Challenge
18/11/2012 17:32:00
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Hello BIG COCKeral, sweetie? Ok we were all over them, we lost a striker, nothing esle changed then we got mullered, why ffs. Yes we were obviously short going froward but not eslwehere. We need a new RB beavsue Kyle is not that good. I will be so happy when Thud scores and then he can give Benny his hair back becasue boy do we need him. Miss Djembele too and now ade is banned for 3 games we are back to hey ho Defoe, who is not good enough on his own. Dempsey is worse than my arse. Give AVB the money to bring in who HE thinks we need please Levy. I want to go back to the style of football that ensured I had wet knickers every game, that wet you could wash your hands down there. HHXX
Horny Helen
18/11/2012 17:32:00
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The squad has serious limitations and they were evident in pre-season. AVB needs a season to correct all of the following and implement the squad changes that he needs before we judge him. I too have faith in his tactical abilities and it is unfair to judge him when he literally is dealing with Harry's squad. We started the season with no cover at left back, last season's cover was Danny Rose and he is a winger not a defender, then we loan him out. Kyle Naughton is a lightweight and not good enough for right back or left back. Kyle Walker had serious limitations to his game last season, suspect defensive positioning, can't cross the ball, can't pass the ball, looses it running forward. All he had was a burst of speed, two goals including the winner vs Arsenal. I was shocked that he was chosen as young player of the year. Waiting for greedy Adabayour to squeeze a few quid out of Man City meant we had none of our current strikers working together in preseason. Throw in the Modric saga, buying Dembele at the last minute, missing out on Mouthino, buying Lloris at the last minute and then not playing him week in week out. We also had the misfortune to loose Parker and Kaboul through injury. Except maybe the Lloris situation I would blame Levy and Harry for the situation the AVB inherited. I named my fantasy team AVBWorkInProgress as that is what I expected of Spurs this season. Hopefully AVB has a list of players drawn up and Levy goes out an buys them. I agree that Lennon, Gallas, Defoe plus Friedel, Livermore, Walker and even Sandro are not good enough. Sandro showed some promise when paired up with Dembele, but I would start Parker over him.
iwear#10
18/11/2012 17:46:00
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I agree with the part about Cazorla writing on the floor after the Ade tackle it was very unsporting and reprehensible, as was the fans frenzied shouts for a red.... I doubt if Bale would have reacted that way of Cazorla to a tackle and I'm pretty sure the Lane fans would never have screamed a red for a similar tackle..... this point is very important.
Viyyash-Ramosh
18/11/2012 17:47:00
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I forgot about Huddlestone, he was terrible yesterday and we have no further use for him.
iwear#10
18/11/2012 17:49:00
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iwear, sandro not good enough?!? we will find it easier to hang on to Bale than the brazilian if sandro continues to improve at this rate. he has been nothing short of monstrous for us this season, an absolute beast who has probably more successful tackles to his name than any other player in the country this season.
Guernman
18/11/2012 17:59:00
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It's not easy going down to 10 men so early. Today Fulham's Hangeland got a straight red card 30 minutes from the kickoff and they ended up losing to Sunderland 3-1 at home.

At the moment we have to play Hudd who is our 4th choice in the midfield and some, me included, think he should be our 5th choice as young Carroll shows more promise. In addition, we've had to cope with just one striker for the beginning part of the season and Defoe started to show signs of tiredness. And when you add the injury plagued defence to the list it is no wonder we started to struggle. I still have faith in AVB and that we can finish 4th this season. I'd like us to switch to 4-3-3 and play more attacking football since we clearly suck when we start to just defend a lead etc.
Jables
18/11/2012 18:03:00
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good article, after yesterdays game I am, in fact, more behind AVB than I was before. The 'never say die' attitude was impressive to see and a risk that had to be taken! well done sir!
wiltshirespur
18/11/2012 18:04:00
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Injuries and a poor summer window have cost us, I fully believe we need a playmaker through the middle ahead of dembele and Sandro to get the best out of avb and his tactical plan. Please don't say vdv, I loved him, miss him but he was only ever good for 60 minutes and constantly injured
spurticus87
18/11/2012 18:11:00
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I agree that it can be argued that AVB should be picking carroll ahead of hudd and caulker ahead of gallas, but again AVB deserves the credit for bringing caulker and carroll into the first team in the first place.
Guernman
18/11/2012 18:13:00
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right man for the job,wrong owners seem to be the main problem at this time.we need to bring in some players in january,if not the team will-be striped in the summer.hope
bazdog
18/11/2012 18:21:00
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We are Spurs and have to play attractive football. I was disappointed to see us try to defend a goal lead at home vs WBA and Norwich when we should have pushed on and looked to score a second as they had to attack us. Carroll started the best move of the match yesterday with a beautiful through pass, I would like to see him start over Livermore or Thud. Yes Caulker over Gallas. We need to establish the future CB pairing of Vertonghen and Caulker ASAP. sorry Kaboul.
iwear#10
18/11/2012 18:26:00
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Sorry, no this was not AVB's finest hour. Yes he picked the right team at last, (against his own better nature I feel) and he couldn't have foreseen Mad Ade's rush of blood. We held our heads in our hands when he tried and failed to shut up shop in other games we were winning, but this time that's exactly what he should have done. Lennon should have gone off immediately, Daws brought on with Verts going alongside Sandro to bottle up the middle. Too late he tried to save face with gungho tactics with disastrous results. If we beat the Spammers and Bin Dippers I'll eat my words and we'll still be in touch but we should be comfortably in 4th place now and I blame him not the squad.
Love totty
18/11/2012 18:34:00
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anyone know when dembele and caulker are back? and updates on parker, kaboul and benny? thanks!
COYS_TSB
18/11/2012 18:49:00
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and people saying that west ham are in form, they've only won 2 out of their last 6 games....not that our form's been any good though, it's been absolute tosh....
COYS_TSB
18/11/2012 18:51:00
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We were lined up to play 4-4-2 at last, possibly more due to fan power, and Levy having a word re the fans not getting behind AVB's team and it's defensive tactics in games we were winning, and finished up drawing. Then we get a bloke sent off (a Striker) when we are leading 1-0 away. Time for defensive substitutions to bung up the MF and protect the back four an srap and battle to defend the lead, and lose the ball over the stand at every opportunity. We may not have held out, but we certainly wouldn't have lost 5-2.
Frank
18/11/2012 18:54:00
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We usually struggle to hold out with 20mins remaining in games, doubt we'd have held out with 70+mins of the game remaining against a top 4 side.
Guyver
18/11/2012 19:10:00
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Regarding Ade's red card, yes it was a dodgy tackle, altough in Dave Mackay's day it would have been a free kick and done with it, Cazorla got 9/10 for artistic impression, and then miraculously rose from the dead to continue in the game, but the biggest factor absolutely guarenteeing it would be red, was the identity of the referee. I'll bet Howard Webb nearly ripped the pocket out of his shorts, getting a red car out against a Spurs player, any Spurs payer, he will have absolutely delighted, he has a proven track record of bias against us. It's a pity every club can't do what Ferguson does and black ball refs he doesn't see eye to eye with, and get away with it. Maybe we should try to stitch Webb up, in the way Chelsea have Clattenberg, it may come to nothing, but at least they have got him scratched for 4 weeks and sowed the seeds of doubt for the future, he will never be the same again.
Frank
18/11/2012 19:11:00
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We read each other perfectly, Frank. I reckon we would have made a good midfield partnership. LOL
Love totty
18/11/2012 19:12:00
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It does make me laugh that we line up with either Adebayor or Dempsey playing in behind Defoe and one is a 4-2-3-1 and the other is a 4-4-2 :-)

The reason we conceded so many after going down to 10 men was down to Lennon and Bale not making 2 banks of 4. Lennon switches on late defensively every single time and Bale just sits in free space waiting to start attacking again. That is NOT defending as a team and these 2 are constantly guilty.
muttley
18/11/2012 19:23:00
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My thoughts on yesterday's game is really about the poor defensive errors made. Unfortunately for the team it was Gallas. I would rather have Dawson playing at the moment as Gallas was to lame for 2 if not 3 of the goals. His worst game & unfortunately getting worse game by game!!!!! Sandro was epic & we MUST keep him whatever happens.....
PaulYoung1962
18/11/2012 19:26:00
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Frank, for once I agree with every word in your last post. There is light at the end of the tunnel. COYS
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 19:26:00
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Mutley were you watching the same game as me? Lennon tracked back well yesterday and got some defensive tackles in. Bale on the other hand did not
philbill
18/11/2012 19:44:00
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Re. Gallas if he was a horse, rather than an alleged footballer making a poor impersonation of one, he would be shot.
Frank
18/11/2012 19:47:00
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Love Totty, you would have to have been an ol ******** to be a midfield partner of mine, I packed up playing with a knackered knee in 1968 at 26 years odd, but thanks for the compliment.
Frank
18/11/2012 19:49:00
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All is not lost Italian Yid.
Frank
18/11/2012 19:51:00
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Frank... (aka Ebeneezer Scooge )
That post was disgraceful referring to Webb & you really do give the word miserable a whole new meaning ,phuck sake man cheer your arse up .

Adebayors was a straight red ,noone to blame accept Adebayor .Good player with all the wrong attitude ,we were warned .All things considered i thing Webb had a good game & nothing good will come from the Chelsea farce .I hope all refs get together & stitch them up now .Sour grapes because they lost a game
big cockeral
18/11/2012 19:53:00
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Harry Redknapp, when he did well, was treated with equivocation. Andre Villas Boas is now praised for losing 5-2. What's the common denominator for these saps? Step forward Levy and ENIC. Until they go we'll have this not-so-merry-go-around of managerial staff, and the real culprits will sit in their lofty perches, maintaining the mediocrity on a budget.
lordjohnny
18/11/2012 19:58:00
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as I worte on another thread - AVB inherited a team that finished fourth....we didn't 'lose' modric and VDV we sold them for £40 odd MILLION...he then presided over the purchase of Dempsey, Gylfi, Ade, Dembele and Lloris. You may not rate Daws or Thud but they were regulars in the team that qualified for the CL proper...now there is conjecture over which players are actually AVB players or not but he was in charge for most of the window and for someone so famed on detail he should know the squad he was getting and how to set them up...there were signs he's learning during the game at Arse so C'mon let's stop making excuses, we'll know if this guy is any good by January....
shedboy2
18/11/2012 20:01:00
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and we'll know if Levy and ENIC really have any interest in Spurs competing at a higher level by their actions during January or if it is all just a real estate deal....
shedboy2
18/11/2012 20:04:00
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LordJ - exactly; the level of criticism that Harry Redknapp got was over the top yet the ex Chelsea manager seems get away with it.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:06:00
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lordjohnny, AVB is praised for losing 5-2 and having the balls to take the game to the LeArse away from home 1 man down and to an Arsenal fan at the game, we had them worried. Redknapp took a team to LeArse 15 points ahead of them and was given a footballing lesson and got spanked 5-2 in the process. Slight difference. COYS
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 20:13:00
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people that say oh well when redknapp lost we slaughtered him but when avb loses we praise. those people need to look at the bigger picture. Under Redknapp if plan A didnt work, we didnt have plan B. with AVB if something isnt working, we try something else that will work. last year when we lost 5-2 we were winning two nil had eleven men an a much stronger side out. the team completely faild becuase we didnt have a game plan. dont get me wrong, our time under Redknapp i absolutely loved an will give me great memories of some great games. and there were times where his tactics were spot on but they were few and far between and his time is up. if we stick with AVB an give him the appropriate backing im sure we will be very successful with him
BrooksySpurs
18/11/2012 20:17:00
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IY - you're delusional mate 5-2 is 5-2 he 'took the game to Arsenal' well given the score line perhaps he shouldn't have.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:18:00
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philbill - it's not that Lennon doesn't track back and work hard. It's the fact that I can normally count to 2 before he reacts to a defensive situation and then starts getting goal side. By then, he's sprinting and it's mostly too late and we're under pressure. It's even worse when you're down to 10 men and not getting into those 2 banks of 4. Now I've mentioned it you'll start noticing it.
muttley
18/11/2012 20:21:00
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shedboy, none of this squad is AVB's other than possibly Llorris. He wanted Moutinho and Willian as replacements for Modric and VDV and Levy didn't deliver. You honestly think that Harry without Modric and VDV and 4 or 5 first teamers injured would have done better?
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 20:23:00
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Brookys - unlike AVB at least plan A worked under HR.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:24:00
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of course AVB should have had a go. we lose 2-1 or 5-2 whats the difference?? when we go for it we have a chance, but if we go for keeping it how it is so we dont lose by more is probs the worst thing i could see from my team. i love AVB but if he did this i would not be happy... losing 5-2 but having a go is much better than losing 2-1 but accepting it. And plus Arsenal will be thinking they are the best there is at the moment. False hope will let them down big time
BrooksySpurs
18/11/2012 20:24:00
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plan A worked twice i think in 2012. plan A lost us a ten point lead over a poor arsenal side. plan A lost us the 5-2 game last year.
BrooksySpurs
18/11/2012 20:25:00
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... But it worked in 2009, 2010, 2011 and yes 2012 was terrible but still we still finished top 4 under HR.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:31:00
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I am not delusional mate, I admire a manager that tries to get something out of the game rather than defend a loss. If you watched the game at 4-2 the crowd were anxious and their keeper was wasting time. I think you may be a bit more delusional defending a manager that gets spanked 5-2 with a 11 men including VDV Modric Bale and Adebayor against a team 15 points below them. COYS
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 20:31:00
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Shame that plan A only worked until January, if only we could have got the season finish in January....
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 20:34:00
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You lot are missing the point. We don't have strength in depth, which is undoubtedly needed these days with these oh-so-brittle players who find it difficult to play twice in a week. Despite so-called pundits giving it large about what a great squad we have had for the last few seasons, it is evident we do not. Especially when you have Huddlestone getting regular games. The fault lies squarely with Levy and ENIC. If they ain't gonna invest, and they ain't, either move out, or break the bank and get Moyes, who's used to working on a shoestring.
lordjohnny
18/11/2012 20:34:00
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but plan A was never going to push us forward. you cant rely on only plan A. look at the quality of players we had under him. some would argue that they were the best in the league. But his tactics were always going to get found out which would see us falter an lose our way. ur right, he did get us top four. but be honest was that good enough considering the quality of opposition in the league an how far ahead of the rest we were?? we almost let Newcastle overtake us for fllips sake! an we smashed 5-0 with only 14 odd games to go.
BrooksySpurs
18/11/2012 20:39:00
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IY - Going for the win and not defending a loss is what HR would have done yet he got called tactically naive; AVB does it and everyone pats him on the back. Against Wigan taking off a striker for another striker was not going for it and likewise AVB did not take the initiative against Man City. He changed his stance against Arsenal but that was the wrong time hence the 5-2 bashing just weeks after losing to Chelsea 4-2....., - I'm not sure AVB knows exactly how he wants to play.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:41:00
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I agree that Harry was lucky to finish 4th last year and the only reason he did was because AVB was the manager of Chelsea! We then employ AVB - genius!! Lol!
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:45:00
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IWEAR! If you believe Sandro is rubbish you aint got a clue. Sandro is bloody briliant and still learning he is consistently our best player. No more to be said.
Horny Helen
18/11/2012 20:47:00
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but the difference is Mr is that HR didnt really think about ways to change the team to help. well it didnt show anyway. avb changes sytems an tactics. i could be wrong but i very rarely remember a game where redders did this. an for those having a go at Sandro is amazing. the only player im very very confident will have a great game every game.
BrooksySpurs
18/11/2012 20:52:00
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Here come all the armchair premier league managers again. When AVB tries to defend a lead he gets slated coz he should have attacked, then when he tries to attack he gets slated coz he should have defended. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Pathetic.
Hot_Spur
18/11/2012 20:56:00
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Helen - yeah and he will be playing for someone like Inter Milan next year unless we start improving and at the very least challenge top 4.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 20:58:00
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Sandro works his socks off in EVERY game, he's the only one giving our mid field any semblance of solidarity at the moment. There really are some idiots on here.
Hot_Spur
18/11/2012 20:59:00
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Mrspurs, the 5-2 bashing was due to Adebayor getting sent off. We were bossing the game and winning till then. A bit different to last year when we were embarassed by Arsenal with our strongest side out and 2-0 up. Wenger totally outwitted Harry, but then again Wenger is proper manager, Harry is a chancer that got lucky. AVB? Give him a couple of seasons and some players and we shall see.
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:02:00
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Hot_Spur, Sandro and Dembele together are awesome, really unfortunate that they haven't being able to play many games together, Man City and Arsenal away might have been different. I have given up on Hudd, I have been saying for a while that in Dembele's absence Carroll should step in, I have high hopes for the kid. COYS
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:11:00
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ItalianYiddo- I couldn't tell you how Harry or any other manager would would fare in the current circumstance nor could anyone else I also don't give a hoot about Harry anymore...he's gone. Likewise you can not say these are not AVB's players, you simply don't know...he was in charge when they were purchased so one must assume that he would have oppossed signing any player he didn't want, at least any manager worth his salt would. I saw the first glimpse of some direction in him during the Arse game so I hope he can now push on....but as said above we will know by January if he's worth perisisting with or if we should cut our losses and run.
shedboy2
18/11/2012 21:14:00
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I remember Vieria getting sent off for Arsenal lots if times back in the day but I don't remember them getting thrashed like that. The sending off changed the game obviously and AVB can't take all the blame but he should for the Norwich, game and West Brom, Wigan, Norwich again (in the league cup) and the beating we took against Chelsea.... Didn't AVB also lose to Arsenal whilst manager of Chelsea 5-3 with 11 players? Oh no sorry we'll blame on Harry Redknapp too! Lol.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 21:14:00
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shedboy, very much doubt the players in were his first choice. He wanted Willian and Moutinho....and no January is far too soon to make a decision. At least a full season and the likes of Willian and Mouthinho and then it would be a fair assessment.
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:23:00
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MrSpurs, I would never blame Harry for another team's loss. I blame him for losing 5-2 after being 2 up and the collapse of Spurs after Xmas. Two years running.
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:26:00
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Some points I´d like to put some ight on: 1) This season is in its early stages. Still 2/3 to be played. Remember Arsenal last season ?? They only managed to find their best game after febraury. 2) AVB showed on saturday that he can be bold playing 4-4-2 away and after having his game plan destroyed by a player he also showed he can come with other options, even not having at least 4 starting XI players. 3) He is trying to give all competitions a fair share of importance and I still think we have something to expect from both EL and FA Cup. 4) After our defeat, his word were not "just a bad day at the office" or "it is just football", but he praised the efforts the players put on every minute of the match. Maybe he is not the Man for Spurs Hot Seat, but he has been showing such a character that puts me behind him with full support. Give time to him. We are not Chelsea which needs trophies to make theit investments labelled "sucessful". We are stil (maybe sadly) on other stages.
AlexSpur
18/11/2012 21:29:00
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IY - and you blame AVB for losing to Arsenal 5-3 whilst at Chelsea?... I don't think we will collapse this season under AVB because we won't be in position to fold in the first place.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 21:42:00
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Anyone who is slating AVB now and comparing him to HR are seriously deluded. HR had a midfield of Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale and VDV, who were fully fit 90% of the season.A defence that included Kaboul and Benni and a fully fit Ade up top. What has AVB got? Gallas? Naughton? Defoe? AVB has had Dembele, Kaboul, Parker and Benni injured all season!!!! When Dembele was fit and firing, we won 4 on the bounce. Stop bleating about how bad AVB is and how the sun shone out of HR's arse. Give AVB a fully fit squad and watch us climb the table!!! COYS
woodyn17
18/11/2012 21:44:00
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Well said Alexspur, AVB may or may not turn out to be a great manager, that we'll have to see but whilst is our manager he deserves the support of the fans and the financial backing from Levy in order to build the team that he wants. He is young and still learning and I happen to think that his Chelsea experience will be to our advantage. COYS
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:45:00
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*I know Dembele wasn't inured all season as he has played in 4 games!! Got carried away!!
woodyn17
18/11/2012 21:47:00
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Mrspurs, the Chelsea old boys resented a younger guy, stopped playing for him and the Russian gave in to them. Chelsea's most influential player, Mata, was AVB's signing. As for the second part of your post I don't know what you are talking about.
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 21:53:00
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Saying support the manager is bloody obvious we're Spurs fans of course were gonna support him but results need to improve.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 22:04:00
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OMFG: Seriously you call AVB a "tactical genius" and say he "lined up with the 4-4-2 that most of us have been asking for..." So you are claiming that listening to the fans is what tactical genius is all about? AVB is clueless, he got a fluke win against Man Utd, something he will not ever repeat in his life, and he hasn't been able to beat any other team who are fighting for the top 4. AVB must be sacked!
SonicBorg
18/11/2012 22:05:00
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IY - the second part of the post is simple - Harry Redknapp got us to 3rd but but it away i don't see AVB getting us to 3rd in the first place.
MrSpurs
18/11/2012 22:12:00
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Not going to result to name calling but saying Sandro is maybe not good enough shows you are completely clueless iwear! He is now our best DM and has taken over Parker's spot and role in the team. Brilliant player and our best this season IMHO, consistent performances in every game and probably the only one to do so. Him and Dembele are the way forward in centre mid, with Bale at LW. Now we need a top quality RW who can score and get plenty of assists and then our midifield would be more or less complete. Parker, Lennon, Hudd, etc great squad players but no more than that for me now!
El Jefe
18/11/2012 22:13:00
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Firstly, I am AVB fan, but admit he is far from perfect and still a work in progress. Although I admire his stance on team performance, I feel that yesterday he was a little too exuberant with his post match comments. The fact is we let in 5 goals and defensively we have issues at the moment, so a little perspective please AVB. Whether we like it or not, this team, this club is in a transitional period. Those that are not happy with AVB then I'm afraid you are simply going to have to wait for quite sometime before there are any changes in management if any. We are not in any relegation battle, our squad is still over inflated and needs culling, and with the FFP regulations soon to take affect, it would be complete madness to even think about removing AVB. Yes, the reality is we are not playing well and have some injuy concerns, but the reality is AVB is here for quite some time. ******** deal with it.
thenuge
18/11/2012 22:14:00
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Sorry have to add that Verts has done very little wrong so up there with Sandro as our most consistent players.
El Jefe
18/11/2012 22:15:00
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Here we go again, AVB is clueless. He cluelessely won a title in a major league and a major European title at 34 years of age. Lol, so much wisdom on this site!
ItalianYiddo
18/11/2012 22:15:00
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