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Liverpool Vs. Tottenham Hotspur

This Premiership clash will be billed as the battle of the one man show; Suarez vs Bale.

Luis Suarez has scored four of Liverpool's last seven goals from open play. Stuart Downing told ESPN: 'Suarez must be a nightmare for defenders. He can be quiet in games and you've got to out of nothing. You saw that with his goals today, top quality finishes. He's been brilliant for us all season.' be on your toes at all times because he can score anything" We all know Bale`s record over this season so you can see the media hype starting already. Suarez form has now seen his pay go past £120,000.00 a week, over half a million a month not bad for a club whose owners (Fenway Sports Group) revealed accounts showing the club lost £40.5m in the 10 months to 31 May 2012!! 70% of that loss being players wages.

Liverpool have not beaten Spurs home or away since January 2010, when Dirk Kuyt scored twice at Anfield in a 2-0 win in 2010, in our last five meetings Liverpool have taken just one point from us.

Reading through the Liverpool Echo the other day to gauge the mood music in Merseyside for this match Jamie Carragher is urging the Liverpool supporters to turn out give it plenty on Sunday as Carragher feels that Spurs have had the "Indian sign" over Liverpool for too long. In reality Liverpool are playing for next season although their fans have a lingering hope still of a top 4 place but they will need a fantastic run-in to overhaul a 12 point deficit, especially as they have failed to take maximum points from any of the teams above them this season.

Liverpool 's nine goals in their past two wins have underscored by the two clean sheets. The signings of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have given Liverpool more options to win games. It has been said that if Suarez had an off day Liverpool would not win. The addition of Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho playing along side "El Pistolero" means that Goals are back on tap so keeping a clean sheet this Sunday will be an achievement!

Liverpool`s last victims were a very average Wigan and I don`t think Swansea`s mind was exactly on the job either when they got stuffed 5-0 at Anfield the other week as they prepared for Wembley. So the visit of Tottenham will be considered a test for the Bin Dippers to see if they can beat teams above them not the so called "lesser" teams below them.

We now enter what has been described as a "season defining" set of games. Arsenal was the opener and we took care of them, Inter Milan was considered a real test but we out-muscled the Italian club on Thursday night and took one big step toward the last 16.

So! Back to the Premiership! Liverpool will be a lot tougher. One thing is for sure Liverpool will not be sitting back and letting us come on to them they will be in our faces from the start. Liverpool are much better organised, and they will attack Spurs in waves. The first 20 minutes on Sunday will be key, it will be a typical Liverpool game where Liverpool go for us right from the start to try and get an early goal. They will look for spaces in front of our back four and try and play slide balls through the channels for Suarez to get on to the end of. I think they know we have the height at the back to beat an aerial attack so I am not expecting long balls in from Gerard or too many crosses from the wide areas. Gerrard has 13 assists to his name this season. I expect a lot of their attack to be played on the ground and shots coming in from outside the box. Jose Enrique has silenced his critics with his recent form and their back four is now looking more solid.

Liverpool will probably also have a strategy for Bale as they have not had a game since Wigan and will probably have worked on how to keep Bale quiet during their week off. Brendan Rodgers will be thinking stop Bale and you stop Tottenham so they will hope that Liverpool`s organisational set up will take care of Bale.

Whoever AVB chooses as the CB pairing on Sunday they had better keep it very tight because Suarez will be in and around our 18 and 6 yard box on every opportunity. Dembele will probably have to play deeper and take more of a DM role with Parker to protect the back four. I expect Daws to pair with Vert and BAE and Walker to close down the wings.

Liverpool will be without Borini or Jones but Sturridge and Kelly will be available. Adebyour will be fit but Dempsey is still a doubt. The worst bit of news is Aaron "Turbo Man" Lennon is a doubt for Sunday's Barclays Premier League game at Liverpool after suffering a hamstring injury during Thursday night's win over Inter Milan. Lennon covered every blade of grass against Inter. Losing Lennon at this point of the season will have an influence on how we play the next few games until he is fit again.

Siggy is starting to come into form and could take the Lennon role, with maybe Bale going to the left which means we could bring Ade up front with Defoe in the hole. Holtby is making me more nervous every time I see him and does not look like a player for this type of game.

We are in for a battle on Sunday and it may mean grinding out a result. We need to break up Liverpool`s passing game which means someone cutting off the supply coming from Gerrard and making sure we do not give Suarez space. Although we dominated most of the games against Inter and Scum we still had lapses of concentration where they got in behind us. Suarez will be waiting for those moments and I can`t see him squandering the kind of chances we have been giving out recently.

The question is where are Liverpool`s weaknesses and can we exploit them and how does AVB set us up against a team that is going to attack us from the off. It will be a high intensity game with Liverpool looking to dominate possession and restrict the game to our own 3rd which may mean us catching them on the break. A few free kicks in and around their 18 yard box for Bale would be handy especially if we have to use set pieces to get a chance for a shot on goal.

12 Premier games without defeat and this one is number 13! Get a result from this game and its Fulham at home and Swansea away for the rest of March!

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Writer:OyVeh Maria
Date:Saturday March 9 2013
Time: 10:07AM

Comments

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A win here will be another massive statement! COYS!!
oxfordspur
09/03/2013 10:12:00
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The odds seem to be against Spurs for this one which baffles me. Then again we always knew that one Spurs side would turn up diff each week. As for Liverpool do they really offer such a great threat? from what I remember the previous matches against them we simply played a slow steady game with very little between the teams. They got in our faces once in the last 4 and lost 2 or 3 players with silly challenges. I dont fear Liverpool and I believe we have a team who can dominate and frustrate the hell out of them. I will be dissapointed with a loss and tbh I see a 1 nil win for us.
Mix26
09/03/2013 10:18:00
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On their day Liverpool can beat anyone, however, who is under the most pressure of the two teams? Liverpool will be *****ting themselves at the idea of missing out on Europe and a defeat here will add real likelihood to that happening. Spurs could lose the game and still be in the top four, four points clear of Arsenal
oxfordspur
09/03/2013 10:26:00
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When Liverpool have the combination of Sturridge & Suarez up front, I do fear them. Without the pair, they are a far weaker side. With them both, they are capable of destroying anyone. Add to that, the eternal threat of Gerrard, and the running of Johnson, Enrique and others, it could be a tough match....
TonyRich
09/03/2013 10:30:00
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MF is going to be a hell of a battle all right aand I hope dembele/parker are on form. Should be a good game. Going by our consistency we should be confident of a point. We know how to play the big games.
ardone
09/03/2013 10:40:00
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Just as well that cosy chat with vital Liverpool was in type, you can never understand what they say, learn to talk scouse, fill your mouth with water and begin your lesson by saying Steve G, over and over until you run out of water. This game is as much a test for them as it is for us being away, if and i'm certain we will go about it in the right way, coming away with all three points and maintaining our progress. Wonder if Parker remembers the kick in the guts from Suarez, this could end up 3-2 to us.
spu 4 life
09/03/2013 10:43:00
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hahahahahahahahahahahah s4l!!!
Mix26
09/03/2013 11:01:00
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Had a nasty vibe about this game for a while, and I just can't shake it. Hope the Spider-sense is wrong! It will be interesting to see how we reshuffle if Lennon is out. Funny how we seem to be overloaded with left footers at the moment ... However, Holtby looks a pretty versatile sort, so he the nod for me. COYS
SpursEagle
09/03/2013 11:08:00
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I think a point would be a good result at Anfield. We are without Lennon and Adebayor (won't be missed), and we are coming off a game on Thursday, they have had a week off. Their front two of Suarez and Sturridge can hurt anybody, so a draw as I say will be a decent result, we have potentially easier games than this to come.
Frank
09/03/2013 11:23:00
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If we were to win it would really pi$$ both Chelsea and Arsenal off. Chelsea in the FA cup, and Arsenal not playing this weekend, they would be 5 and 10 points behind before they could affect the situation,
Frank
09/03/2013 11:34:00
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Would be really confident if lennon and atleast 1 of adebayor/dempsey were fit. Atleast lucas is out because he picked up 10 bookings. Joe Allen will be marking Bale if he plays CAM again.COYS!
SpursSnM
09/03/2013 11:46:00
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i was confident before the games against the scum, and then against Inter....

im not so confident this week. And without Lennon i think we may struggle..

lets hope not... coys
Yidmarks
09/03/2013 12:00:00
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and i had 3-0 spurs against Inter.. wehhey..
Yidmarks
09/03/2013 12:01:00
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this will be very tough as sturridge is back for this game. is lucas really out? thats something. although I love dawson he does worry me against players like suarez. we are going to drop points at some time, and when liverpool turn up they have proven to be much more prolific than us. A win and we will get fourth minimum I think, but I would definitely take a draw, especially without lennon
Guernman
09/03/2013 12:50:00
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Every remaining game is going to be tough. Liverpool are in good form. That said, they are in the table where they are because they have issues. Their defence is not that great. Reina does not move like he used to. They do depend upon Gerrard more than Suarez. It is no shock that their better results have come since he got healthy.

Lennon is a massive loss but we have players who can fill in. I would not play Adebayor. I am not Defoe's biggest fan. That said, he has been very lively since coming back, is hungry and looks very dangerous with Bale tucked in behind. Sigurdsson has looked very good on the left and I would not change that. That means Holtby will be asked to play out of position or we let the two Kyles, who are familiar with each other, to rule the roost on the right. Dembele could play right but he and Parker must be in the middle. Has to be Vertonghen and Dawson in the middle with Lloris needing to be on his "A" game. BAE and Walker out wide.

Here's a thought though out of left field, Kaboul on the right to recreate the moves he put on City to get us CL the first time round. That would be my move. Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, BAE, Parker, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Bale, Kaboul, Defoe with Adebayor, Holtby, Livermore, Gallas ready to come on if need be.

We can beat any team. So can Liverpool. They are at home. It's hardly advantage us, but then I believe every game can be won with the correct game plan. Looking forward to a great match which will leave us with third place in our control regardless of the result. As Frank said, a draw would be an excellent result. A win will take Liverpool and Everton out of any contention with us and heap loads of pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 13:43:00
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Peter - Why do you persist in this incorrect statement that 3rd is in our control regardless of the result?? I have corrected you twice on it and still you persist. Is simple mathematics beyond you?? If we draw or lose and Chelsea win, we are back to 4th, how then would 3rd be in our control?? FFS go back to school and learn elementary mathematics.
Hot_Spur
09/03/2013 14:10:00
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I do not like the tone of the build up to this game, in the media, everywhere. I'm not happy about tomorrow for some reason I can't put my finger on, whether it's just a bad vibe or what, I don't know, but I'm not confident. Not confident at all.

Spuds-U-Like
09/03/2013 14:27:00
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I have to say to Oyveh Maria, you've been writing some fantastic stuff for these matches, big big props and I think Ox owes you a round or two!
tengboon
09/03/2013 14:28:00
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I'm feeling quite comfortable about tomorrow. Liverpool can be absolutely brilliant but the harsh reality for them is that they are going to have to be at their brilliant best to beat us tomorrow. I can't see that happening. A draw is a possibility and one I wouldn't be too disappointed by but I think we could get all 3 points tomorrow.
SpuriousLife
09/03/2013 14:42:00
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As a brief aside I spoke with a couple of friends who are Inter fans and we're over for the match earlier this week. They said our fans were brilliant, friendly and welcoming. They said they haven't felt that welcome or safe anywhere else around Europe so a big pat on the back for our fans. It looks like our reputation on the pitch and in the stands is growing. They also said that whilst they played poorly they haven't been given a footballing lesson like the one they got on Thursday for a long time!
SpuriousLife
09/03/2013 14:46:00
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Hot_Spur to take you back to basic math, a win against Chelsea when we play them still sees us finish ahead of them so long as we match their other results. Now argue away using whatever bogus math you wish. Fact remains, we control our own destiny for third regardless of the result tomorrow. And since Chelsea's fixture list is a mess, I'll be looking for a draw for them tomorrow in the Cup. Such a result though won't have any bearing on the basic math though. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 14:49:00
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Of course if we match, or near match Chelsea's results, and then beat them in our outstanding fixture then job done, I totally agree with Peter it is in our hands, we are in control of it, 3rd place is ours to lose.
Frank
09/03/2013 15:00:00
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Have just watched Everton get stuffed 3-0 in the Fa Cup, they were absolutely terrible, they wouldn't have scored if they played till Wednesday.
Frank
09/03/2013 15:04:00
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Frank, Everton just don't have a squad capable of rotation. It will remain their achilles heel until they rectify that. Injuries and fatigue decimate them at some point every season. I would hope their ownership will give Moyes some more funds given the extra 30M for the EPL that they will receive next season. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 15:08:00
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Very glad to see Townsend is playing. Also very encouraging that he is on the right today. He is proving himself to be very versatile and dependable. It bodes really well for us though I still expect as we'll see Pritchard and or McEvoy before too long (2-3 years). Townsend's ball control and decision making has come on leaps and bounds. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 15:15:00
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Peter - You are only considering one side of the equation. If we draw or lose and Chelsea win then we go back to 4th, that then means that it is Chelsea, not spurs, that has the advantage and has control of the situation.
Hot_Spur
09/03/2013 15:18:00
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When I look at the last 5 matches between us and Liverpool I feel good (4wins 1 Draw). When I look at their last 5 matches I get worried. I know Wigan were crap (I saw the match, they were) and Swansea played their 2nd eleven against them. But all in all I really expect AVB to have a strong game plan and the tactics to limit their opportunities, so I have a confidence we can win. Will be a very tough game though!
jvd
09/03/2013 15:25:00
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Hot_Spur, nothing you say takes away from the fact that third is in our control regardless of this weekend's result. Every team tries to win every time out, thus I am fully aware of the situation. Does not change that third remains in our control, win, lose or draw against Liverpool. A win is what AVB and the lads will be planning and that obviously makes things better and ramps up the pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea.

Very happy with the performance by Townsend today. Three or four excellent passes/crosses. Looks far superior to Hoilett. Remy looks pretty good too. If they go down, he might be worth a punt though Weimann and Benteke from Villa might be even better. The way teams have irresponsibly (IMO) spent, there will be lots of talent available at year's end. And how much does anyone think Chelsea would demand for Lukaku? Why buy and pay Ba when you have Lukaku already. Makes no sense to me. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 15:56:00
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Peter - I disagree, if they are 3rd and we are 4th, it is in THEIR power to stay in third. The team with the advantage of a higher position has it in THEIR control to stay there.
Hot_Spur
09/03/2013 16:09:00
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NICE little battle between Rose and Townsend...who will end on top? Townsend to me.
dcruzer
09/03/2013 16:25:00
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Sweet Townsend Goal!!!!
dcruzer
09/03/2013 16:28:00
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who was that monkey i had the flit with on here the other week he saying Townsend not good enough...why is he helping keep them up and not us top 4? looks stranger now esp if Lennon is not fit and we lose sunday
tophobunty
09/03/2013 16:29:00
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Oh my Harry has brought on Jenas... Should of left Remy on.
Fanman
09/03/2013 16:38:00
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I can't believe Jenas just fed me humble pie. What a goal...! Why could he never do that for us?
Fanman
09/03/2013 16:47:00
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Spurs saving Harry, you couldn't make it up. I'll be happy for him if they stay up.
Fanman
09/03/2013 16:50:00
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Sorry I just had to comment Townsend next season is surely gonna deputize bale and lennon in style!Now I am going to read the article and comments in peace!
SilwalYid
09/03/2013 16:51:00
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Fanman its about money not Redknapp, he was given a MASSIVE advantage over the clubs he is competing with, he will get all the credit if they stay up, but in reality with that adavntage you or of could have kept them up
tophobunty
09/03/2013 16:55:00
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wow, great performance from townsend, and a goal from jeans :) hot-spur, if we can mathematically reach third by winning our games and we don't have to rely on other teams to drop points, then it is in our control. the fact that chelsea would be the favourites to win the game at stamford bridge, along with the fact that third would also be in their control, is irrelevant
Guernman
09/03/2013 17:07:00
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Tophobounty, Townsend was not going to be chosen over Sigurdsson, Dempsey or even Holtby. He was not going to play in our setup. A loan was best. My worry was that he was not going to play with Harry. But he has and the time on the pitch has served him very well. He has taken the opportunity and has been one of their more dangerous players. Good on him and good on Harry. COYS
peterballb
09/03/2013 17:11:00
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Hot_Spur-Peter is right and Win,Lose or draw against the Pools,3rd is ours to lose!
SilwalYid
09/03/2013 17:13:00
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Btw we have to Win this game at any cost.Lose and We lose 3 points and I lose £500
SilwalYid
09/03/2013 17:20:00
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I find it hard to know exactly who is going to play and how we are going to set up. Last season it was easy, because Redknap's tactics were basic. Now we focus on our opponents as much as anything. Liverpool are not going to be much of a threat in the air. There attacking play are short. What we need to do is make sure they don't have much joy through the middle. The cover can come from the right and left of our midfield(Holtby and Sigurdson). Dembele and Parker need to be able to express themselves going forward as we don't have the same threat on the wings. They both seem to be clicking a bit lately and understanding when to push forward and stay but. We must keep Bale CAM with either Defoe and Ade up front. Liverpool focus very much on possession and as they are at home, we can expect them to have much of the ball. That won't be a problem as our organization and defense is solid. We will win this game much like we did against Arsenal, on the break, IF we play up to our recent standards.
asherthesmasher
09/03/2013 17:21:00
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BTW, our back line picks itself for this one. Dawson and Verts, BAE and Walker. Lloris of course.
asherthesmasher
09/03/2013 17:25:00
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asherthesmasher-You forgot to add that Dembele and Parker are also 100% sure starters at CM
SilwalYid
09/03/2013 17:30:00
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SilwalYid - If we draw or lose and Chelsea win, they go 3rd and we would be 4th, how the phuck can 3rd be "ours to lose" if we are 4th??? You talk crap.
Hot_Spur
09/03/2013 17:57:00
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Guernman - "The fact that 3rd is also in their control is irrelevant" ??? roflmao. Hardly irrelevant if they are 3rd then it's in their control to stay there, they would have the advantage and therefore more in THEIR control than ours.
Hot_Spur
09/03/2013 18:04:00
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Of course they are SilwalYid, who else would it be?
asherthesmasher
09/03/2013 18:06:00
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BTW, i am surprised Liverpool are clear favorites for this game. Anyone been on oddschecker?
asherthesmasher
09/03/2013 18:11:00
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Chill Hot_Spur, that's twice u call someone's comment "krap".....Fact is that Chelscum are more likely to crumble right now considering their recent performances...3rd is "ours to lose" is viewpoint that's a likely outcome due our team's confidence and desire to get there and more....PLUS, we can't all be negative everytime cause that rarely leads to our own good health. For that, we have to be positive-now more than before....
dcruzer
09/03/2013 18:13:00
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...You know what is a load of high quality rubbish is B Roger's comment suggesting Bale is as bad as Suarez, and that Suarez is unjustifiably vilified. He may have a point that Bale has dived, but that 's rarely the case cause of his speed. But Rogers is of the charts by saying poor Suarez is vilified without much reason. I have followed National S American teams, and by FAR most of the Uruguayans in the national team are nasty dirty mofos (except A Pereira, Cavani, & Forlan). They have no shame, they are thugs on the field, and, arguably, Suarez is the king mofo. Sure his skill and passion are admirable, but he is cynical and always makes classless moves against good players. And that can still be seen with his vile approaches to Evra and his stamp on Parker....So, yeah, Suarez is vilified with reason B Rogers...
dcruzer
09/03/2013 18:29:00
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lol great reading the comments ... the way i see it we are in 3rd it is ours to lose .. BUT if we lose tomorrow and chelsea win their game in hand and the go 3rd tiz will be theirs to lose ... thus its is ours to lose right now.. i think i just typed that as i was speaking to the under 11s i teach :/ right back to cooking
Dc_1986_spurs
09/03/2013 19:02:00
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Got to laugh at the Spurs fans constant obsession with Harry Redknapp
Let it go already
big cockeral
09/03/2013 19:31:00
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Topho, I don't know who the evil Townsend-bashing monkey you are referring to is, but I do know of a certain simian who was flinging his faeces in Sigurdsson's direction until recently. Pots. Kettles. Black and all that, eh?
darkenvai
09/03/2013 19:34:00
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Happy with the build up to this game, all talk is of Liverpool being odds on to win it. Which is good for spurs we can fly under the radar, Thursdays game was a stroll down the lane and should have very little impact on Sundays performance. Our defense has been our biggest assest and Bale is unstoppable (by legal means), so focus on him and forget about, siggy, Dembele, defoe and ignore parker's surging runs! Liverpool have played two teams with big eyes fixed on cup competitions and so racked up 9 goals thus must be a form team on fire? we have been unbeaten i aginst teams very much out to win those fixtures!. Swansea were a joke and wigan weren't much better. All this suits our prep for the game and will add to the weight of expectation on Liverpool. Spurs win all day long Liverpool are still too hit and miss!
Slurms McKenzie
09/03/2013 19:54:00
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I believe the main argument Rodgers was putting forward dcruzer, was that foreign players get poor treatment in England thus implying that the english media and the FA are themselves racist. Which is odd considering Bale is from a different country as well? Would have thought a lad from Northern Ireland would have been a bit more sensitive to national borders and the like!
Slurms McKenzie
09/03/2013 19:57:00
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Spurs are on their longest EVER unbeaten premiership run .

Surprised that hasn`t been mentioned .I would happily take a draw tomorrow as Liverpool & the brilliant Suarez are on fire .Suarez is to Liverpool what Bale is to us .One of those 2 will again steal the show ,Lennon out is a blessing in disguise ,brilliant on Thursday but his league form is poor ,could have been dropped anyway so may have done AVB a favour .
Adebayor to come in for the selfish & at best impact sub Defoe .Adebayor surely is due a good game by now .Siggy & Holtby to start alongside Bale Parker & Dembele in a need to be rock midfield .
big cockeral
09/03/2013 20:02:00
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Would be happy with a point, AVB is smart enough to know that for some games is most important not to loose and when you have the likes of Bale, Ade, Siggy, Dembele and Defoe you have every chance to get all three.

I would start with Bale on the left for this one, Siggy on the right, Holtby behind Ade. Keep it tight, hit them on the counter. Defoe to come on last 20 minutes. COYS.
ItalianYiddo
09/03/2013 20:30:00
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ItalianYiddo, I agree with your line-up, as starting Bale on the left, Siggy on the right and Holtby behind the striker gives us good balance, which is important. I wouldn't start Ade though, as he has been useless. Defoe is looking sharp and should be well up for it tomorrow.
Fanman
09/03/2013 21:26:00
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I see your point Fanman, Ade has been poor this season, but he is still more of a team player and will contribute more for this game. Had we been at home I would have started with Defoe.
ItalianYiddo
09/03/2013 21:35:00
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is our run to good to countinue, will we mess it up ourselfs, pool have been poor against the top sides. id take a point, but really pool are a poor team. coys
123spurs
09/03/2013 21:51:00
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@BC Got to laugh at the Spurs fans constant obsession with Harry Redknapp Let it go already, dont make the rest of us laugh, you have brought up the HR card more then anyone on here on the articles.
123spurs
09/03/2013 22:05:00
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No fracking way should we start Defoe. Sure we get his shots on goal, but lately he's off the mark. He's not a team player, simple as. He limits Bale and our other attacking players by hogging on the ball when inside the opposition area only to lose it in a sec, when instead he should enable others around him to add to the threat of our attack. Teams already expect this, so when Defoe is in the box all they do is focus on Defoe and our entire attack is fracking wasted. This happens over, and over, and over again....it's fracking OTL and enough. He should be used as a super-sub at best cause our tired boys can do enough to enable Defoe to exploit our opponent's tired defense. This is when a trigger happy Defoe can shot as many times as he wants, and eventually score....
dcruzer
09/03/2013 22:29:00
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hot-spur, elementary mathematics i think you said. If we can stay third by winning our games it is in our control. That's what people mean when they say it is in our hands. If we need other teams to drop points in matches where we are not involved then that is out of our hands. doesn't mean we are likely to win every game, doesn't mean we are likely to beat chelsea away, it does however mean it is in our control
Guernman
09/03/2013 22:53:00
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3rd is now ors to loose, an fecked up chelsea teaman poor arsenal, an we are hunky dory team if we dont pull this we have ourselvs to blame just like last season, we should be looking up at city not down coys
123spurs
09/03/2013 22:57:00
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Well, despite the apprehension amongst fellow Vitals, I am confident on this one!. My tuppance worth.....

Firstly, Spurs are on a roll, we have won the matches that many here were nervous about, i.e., Hammers, Arsenal, Inter. The team spirit and confidence are high. There is a swagger amongst many of our players, especially, Bale. The mentality is also getting stronger and a winning type. It’s time the fans started expressing the same confident and fearless views.

Secondly, as has been pointed out by others, the recent run of form of Liverpool is built on beating who????!!! LOL!. Remember they got turned over at Anfield by WBA, when ‘pool had all the possession and WBA scored three(or was it 2?) on the break!!!. We are more than capable of bringing them down to earth.

I seriously feel we will win this 3-1 as the spurs go marching on! COYS!

Hot_Spur et al, I wouldn't get too engrossed on the subject of 3rd is ours or theirs to lose at this point in time. These stats only come in to the fray near around the last 4 matches of the season. I can see some merits on both the arguments presented, but, imo, it's too early for the debate, suffice to say that irrevocably, the title is Man U's hands to lose!!
Critical_Spur
09/03/2013 23:25:00
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Hot_Spur, I agree with Critical in that it's too early to say third is ours to lose. However, even if we lose to Liverpool, winning all our remaining games will guarantee us third. So it's ours to lose if you will. Anyway, too many games still to go, and still expect lots of twists and turns and Spurs to finish second :)
In-spurs-ational
09/03/2013 23:43:00
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In-Spurs, that's more like it!. I like positive thinking....2nd is ours to lose!. COYS!
Critical_Spur
09/03/2013 23:45:00
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Critical_Spur, I'm actually thinking about winning the league! All we need is a good run and United to go into administration and therefore an automatic 10 point deduction. You know it makes sense
In-spurs-ational
09/03/2013 23:49:00
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Winning at Anfield never should be expected, but there's no reason that Spurs cannot win tomorrow. COYS. Dec. 9th fades into the distant past. I'll be thrilled with three points, and satisfied with one. Keep the unbeaten streak going.
Total knobhead
10/03/2013 00:04:00
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Stupid story of the day goes to http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/real-madrid/transfer-talk/news/real-madrid-to-offer-modric-for-bale_73377.html
In-spurs-ational
10/03/2013 00:12:00
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"Holtby is looking more nervous" - You base that on his 15 minutes against Inter I presume? You were saying how wonderful he was before this in his cameo performances, he is still getting settled but now he makes you more nervous?? shakes my head. Typical know nothing...
nomorewhlegends
10/03/2013 00:45:00
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The spurs go marching on will be sang tomorrow night ! We need the winning mentality that this spurs team have finally got. We will win! Sigi going on a big run until season end will be a big plus ! Ade as to turn up sometime so myebe another bonus.our luck changed when we got avb,as lukey as that was it will continue!come on avbS S purs
Little spur
10/03/2013 00:51:00
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Suprised with the amount of comments saying that a point would be a result - I'll be disappointed with a point tomorrow. I reckon its gonna be played at a frantic pace and there will be shots plenty, and so the best keeper will win the points - In Hugo I Trust :)
EASY AS_AVB
10/03/2013 01:23:00
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not sure why some are wanting bale on the left, when his current form is from a free role, let him play where he is happy and scoring. personally i think we will run over them, they have good results but we are not wigan or swansea. We controll games and wont allow them too. im thinking 3-1 spurs.
ng9-yid
10/03/2013 01:31:00
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Hot_Spur-You have to win the argument at all cost or what??Win,Lose or Draw if we win all our games this season(Which is merely possible) we finish third.Its not like Chelscum are not gonna drop any points!And being Optimistic doesnt hurt!
SilwalYid
10/03/2013 01:39:00
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