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Tim`s vision taking shape?

Tim`s vision taking shape?

As we have witnessed an altering of team shape in the last two games, are we now beginning to see the first signs of Tim Sherwood`s vision for Spurs?

Key players returning to fitness, as perhaps allowed him to play a team more akin to his own ideas, plus with so little time to get his points across over the Christmas schedule, was it also a case of making do with what he had at his disposal and looking at playing a system to fit the system as opposed to having a system and looking to fit players into that?

I also wonder if we have seen a wake up for Etienne Capoue, who seems to be back in favour and has added to the teams stability as a defensive midfielder, in a three, that has allowed the likes pot Paulinho and Bentaleb to express themselves more. Was it a case of a player angling for a move or frustrated at injury and lack of opportunity, forcing Sherwood not to pick him, and only the players new found resolve allowing the manager to select him?

If that is the case, as with the instant reintegration of Emmanuel Adebayor, are we seeing a manager wise beyond his experience and one that is doing great things behind the scenes, as well as getting results on the pitch?

Now I am perhaps playing to my own agenda, in bigging up Tim, as I was vocal in wanting him to get the job after AVB was sacked, though equally that was as much about not really seeing anyone better as opposed to my thinking that Sherwood was going to be the next Sir Bill, but is he now making people change their mind about his supposed tactical naivety and inability to work with top players?

It is interesting how many of our established players are talking up Sherwood`s management, but is it now becoming evident that he is looking to shape the team more towards his own ideas, than simply being a 4-4-2 man that many accused him of. I think it is still evident that he doesn`t quite have the balance and we are lacking depth in others, however is it now about getting there players to work towards his system and that is something they are accepting and also enjoying?

Sure we are out of both domestic cups, but does seven wins and only one defeat (to City) in his Ten Prem games indicate he has the quality and ability to learn quickly to become a very good and long term Tottenham manager? All too often people take a managers/coaches comments as gospel, when the reality might well be something totally different. Perhaps in many fans and media`s desire to see a bigger name on the managers door, there is a wanting to make too much or twisting the words coming from their mouths, when the reality may well be totally different.

Perhaps we will get a better idea of our development and Sherwood`s thinking when we face the teams above us next month and he also has to juggle things to cope with the Thursday/Sunday of the Europa and Premier league. That will be a major test and perhaps be his defining month. Do well and suddenly he is in the box seat, fail miserably and the calls for a Dutchman or another exotic and bigger reputationed name will be back in the headlines. I for one and watching and enjoying seeing my team play better and doing quite well. I am also enjoying see a man who seems to want the job for the right reasons, perhaps start to change peoples minds about him...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Thursday February 13 2014
Time: 10:15AM

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20:20 hopefully
Big Ron
13/02/2014 10:17:00
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oh yes
SpursWho
13/02/2014 10:17:00
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Now sitting in Melbourne and then in Dubai but soon Dublin then Belfast yipee
Big Ron
13/02/2014 10:18:00
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i just have to say that i was wrong about Bentaleb, happily lol
SpursWho
13/02/2014 10:19:00
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like daws, but our no4 is just much better. please stay fit Y
SpursWho
13/02/2014 10:23:00
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He seems to have both breadth and depth of vision. Both necessary qualities for a good coach. I know lots of people with qualifications to burn but no idea about people and life in general, but others with no quals but boy are they experts at life. Maybe Tim can't do exams but has all the life skills and management skills needed
Big Ron
13/02/2014 10:25:00
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Picking the right players when avail able makes a big difference and tim got it perfect. Coys.
bazdog
13/02/2014 10:35:00
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Big ron, agree man getting into them and turning that crowd was simple thought that worked better than avb tactics and exams could never have dreamt off.keep her lit tim.
bazdog
13/02/2014 10:39:00
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some of his dealing with players seems to be top notch. he has performed miracles with Ade and has now perhaps got Capoue, a player of obvious quality on side as well. bentaleb will have games where he struggles, but that is all part of the package with a young player.
oxfordspur
13/02/2014 10:40:00
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Penal ties in the 90th minute help a lot,hope the gods ain't red this next four mouths and turn white. Coys
bazdog
13/02/2014 10:43:00
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Tim is doing a great job. A massive plus has been that he can see what the side is lacking. Dropping Dawson last night was a positive move and Tim is starting to use the squad effectively, which will be key in the coming weeks. I worry if Ade gets injured but hopefully we can keep him fit for the run in.
jordtheyid
13/02/2014 10:44:00
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Morning all. Well what a refreshing change that was!! Everything I said I was disappointed with after the Everton game was put right last night. Bloody Fantastic. TS got his team selection bang on! Got the tactics bang on! Ok, we did look a bit suicidal with the high line but the back 4 executed it very well. In fact it annoyed me on football first when the commentator kept saying we were exposed etc but both strikers were off side in every attack so the wide man couldn’t play the ball in and just got closed down

Hugo, what a keeper, made a few very good saves. Kaboul…WELCOME BACK. Absolute beast of a performance. If only he were fit every game our worries would be over. Bentaleb….what a performance. In fact one of the best performances from a CM ive seen all season. He was everywhere, up down left right he ran the show. Can’t believe how strong he is on the ball yet so bloody skilful. If he carries on he will be one of the best CMF in the country. ADE, another top performance. In the right place at the right time every time. That’s not luck, that because he knows where the phucking ball will be

really buzzing today after that. That formation won’t work every week but against teams like Norwich, Cardiff, etc who aren’t too much of a threat up front it’s a no brainer now. Capoue just held everything together and highlights the need for a holding midfielder. Most importantly, the players need to show that drive in every game! Just shame that the dippers stole another win. TBH I think we need to turn our attentions to Arsenal now as I think Liverpool will just keep going. We just need to stay focused and pray other teams keep dropping points. End of the day…. at the start of the season who wouldn’t have taken SEVEN points off top after 26 games???? It’s ridiculous how hard it is to get into that top 4 these days. If City / Chelsea had the same £££ restrictions as us they would be a nothing team. We are doing bloody well considering. Sherwood really surprised me last night and hats off to him. Perfect night really.
hudderspur
13/02/2014 10:47:00
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I'm afraid Tim and his team of coaches are yet still to convince me… the whole sorry episode of this year has to be the blame of those behind the scene - managers directors owners NOT the players. They have shone through this - many expected a prolonged dive in form - hasn't materialised yet. Line of results if not performance of the 'Spurs way'. They are a brilliant squad of professionals (except for a few) and that in my opinion is the main reason of the continuation of our form and long may it continue. It is not uncommon for us fans to ask for a DM to be deployed… for Dawson to be rested … for EA to recalled… It is the players - albeit a few (rather too many) when we have been blasted. Also I am a bit wary of how many players will be attracted to come to Spurs under TS in the long run. I expected CL for this season way back in May - I haven't changed my mind. It was great to see last night - just great. Thanks you Spurs. COYMS!!!
Highgatespur
13/02/2014 10:58:00
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For the last while as a simple being who gets a little more than hunches hudd im with you as i can see arse doing a spurs this year.it would def be great to get that one right.but wenger the coach worries me a lot also in that regard and also no self confidence on my own part. As i said hope the gods turn are have turned half white from red.coys. Shirt colours.
bazdog
13/02/2014 10:58:00
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agree with all the posts above. I for one admitting questioning the persistance with bentaleb when we have top international players on the bench...but if last nights performance is an indication of his future, then he too will be a top international very soon! I do feel lennon is going off the boil and would like to see Chadli get a few games now. Not as pacey but he is strong and skillful.
jhbspur
13/02/2014 11:04:00
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You could have a Uni degree or you could just be street-wise. Either could bring success depending on what you're doing, and how you do it!
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 11:06:00
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oh and cheers Ox for another top read! I too am secretly hoping TS becomes the Spurs legend and retires with 20 trophies in 20 years :)
jhbspur
13/02/2014 11:06:00
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Lets hope we can banish our home form hoodoo!
Slurms McKenzie
13/02/2014 11:13:00
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Highgatespur – So what are you saying exactly??? That its all about how the players perform?? Well somebody give this guy a medal please. Of course it’s how well the players play but how is that a negative against Sherwood?? When we were snaked against city it was because we got the team selection wrong, the formation wrong, the players didn’t bother to turn up AND it was against Man bloody city! It was a multitude of things all at once. If you are saying you don’t know if TS is going to be the right Manager for the next 6-7 years then yeah, I don’t know either…..NOBODY DOES!! Just like we don’t know if LVG, or Biesel, or Pepe Guardiola would be the “right guy”. End of the day TS is doing very well. If he loses the next 5 games then he won’t be. That’s how football is im afraid. Top 4 is a bloody long shot, but we are still well in the mix. Im just not sure how you can complain at how TS is doing. I respect your opinion but I choose to disagree with you Sir.
hudderspur
13/02/2014 11:14:00
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Well done again Sherwood, great stuff. We may have our difficulties at home, but do not mess with us away from home.There was a time when we were wasting our time leaving the London Borough of Haringey but Redknapp did his bit and AVB and Sherwood have carried this on.
cynicspur
13/02/2014 11:17:00
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The biggest thing he got right last night. Dropping Dawson, let's hope he keeps Daws away from the starting 11, and Kaboul stays fit. A centre back pairing of Jan and Kabs, with Hugo behind them and Sandro/Capoue in front of them means we won't get steamrollered by the likes of Citeh, Liverpool and the rest.
Rohan Dookiesingh
13/02/2014 11:17:00
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On another thread I suggested, somewhat jokingly, that TS should be man of the match. On reflection, why not?! He picked the team and, I'm sure, nobody on VS would have picked the same combination. It was a brave move that could, so easily, have seen him vilified. It was a move that won us the game. Maybe the manager/coach should be added to future MOTM polls?!
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 11:18:00
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The Fulham v Liverpool game illustrates why we cannot rely on other teams below the top seven to help us. Fulham were ahead twice and still could not get across the line.
cynicspur
13/02/2014 11:20:00
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Did anyone else not love the commentary on football first.......spurs break from defending a corner and the right back passes it to the centre back to cross into the opposition box! Absolutely hilarious and class! That's the desire to get forward I have been looking for! Counter with pace and numbers. With speed and precision whilst the opposition are un organised! Thank you lads, thank you Tim, a performance like that will get the supporters behind you AVB not lateral boring football
spurticus87
13/02/2014 11:21:00
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Judge him at the end of March once we've played arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea....then we can see if his visions working or if Ade is covering the cracks just like bale did for Andre. I personally don't think he will be in charge at the end of the season but I do hope he retains his old position as he was doing antantastic job.
01tottenham
13/02/2014 11:25:00
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I think the jury is waiting to review his performance when the season ends .... which is the only fair thing to do, imo.
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 11:25:00
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well last night went a long way to winning me over, I was sceptical that bentaleb was again chosen over more experienced options, however he deserved his spot with that performance. the fact that we finally used a defensive mid to protect the back 4, the fact that kaboul was chosen ahead of dawson and that dembele was finally used high up the pitch were all very good signs. liverpool look unstoppable at the moment, but we are still in it without actually playing well or once having all our best players available (sandro remains for me a must play when fit). if tim gets fourth he certainly deserves to stay
Guernman
13/02/2014 11:28:00
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People are too quick to bad mouth Spurs, Levy, Timmahh and then jump on the bandwagon when everything is tikkidiboo Please try not to be so fickle in future people. Get behind Timaaahhh and enjoy his bold team selection. Who would have seen Dembele taking Eriksens position??? The boys are stepping up but MARCH is key obvs
willfry
13/02/2014 11:34:00
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Well I see the debate is underway, again, I have stated before I like TS but is he a longterm solution as yet I am still insure, 4 goals last night was great, but we did look at times as though we were playing a non league team !! and we got many many things right, we also got a lot wrong, Bentaleb excellent, please can someone tell why the love affair with Kaboul, is it down to him or is it down to the dislike of Dawson, what I saw from Kaboul was ok, apart from his positioning which is still not great/good/average, but he is prone to being in the wrong place all too often. Lennon was basically an oxygen thief, and not worthy of his place, Naughton much better second half. So has TS got it right no not quite, is it improving ? hell yes will he be here next season ? probably not as Levy will want some big name, can TS attract new talent in the summer ? we shall see. But for now everyone should avoid singing his name as that is usually the sign that the end is nigh ! But 1000% behind TS until the end of the season at least
totuae
13/02/2014 11:40:00
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Tot, it is down to him being far superior to Dawson in every aspect, even his weakness (positioninal defending) is much better than Dawson. He is stronger, taller, quicker, more agile, better at one on ones, and he can drive the ball out from the back. Added to this he doesn't continually hoof the ball 70 yards down the field to the opposition looking for the wonder ball
spurticus87
13/02/2014 11:45:00
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We can't argue about the results Sherwood is getting. We did complain about the formation he was playing but he is changing that and it is showing signs of working. We did complain about the players he was picking but he is changing that and it is showing signs of working. We did complain about our style of play and attacking threat but he is changing that and it is showing signs of working. Whilst the signs of improvement are there I don't see we have a lot to complain about. Like others have said, let's hope he keeps getting it right. The longer the better. If it goes wrong by the end of the season then we all know the outcome. As it stands Sherwood is either very lucky or he might just turn out to be quite a good football manager. It looks like we're the experiment where we'll find out the answer to that question. COYS!
SpuriousLife
13/02/2014 11:45:00
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You wont find me disagreeing with you Spurt my issue is everyone stating he had a beast of a game, and whilst my eyes may be old I thought he did ok nothing more nothing less, but that's my point are people saying it was such a good performance purely because they don't like Dawson not because it actually was, I am happy to welcome him back the more CB's available the better at this time of the season and I hope he stays fit until the end of the season and working with Verts can only do him good.
totuae
13/02/2014 11:54:00
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Not really sure why Tim was a villain after Everton then is a hero after Newcastle. Its a no brainer that Everton were going to be a lot tougher to beat. Fans need to cut out these violent mood swings. Tim is doing his job and winning football matches. Some will be easier to win than others. Sometimes it won't be pretty, that's not what matters.
jod
13/02/2014 11:54:00
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Jod wash your mouth out IT should be pretty (ok winning ugly is ok now and again
totuae
13/02/2014 11:56:00
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Going better than 99% of people on here thought no doubt, so what's not to like. we need to keep improving and aim to claw back Arsenal for 4th. Big challenge is how does Tim and the teams/squad handle the upcoming spoon.
tophobunty1882
13/02/2014 11:57:00
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I think its a combination of both, I think he had a good game (not great) and as much as we all love Dawson the man, the footballer isn't top 6 standard. Take your point though. Jod, the team selection, rhythm, tempo, desire etc. were all far superior than against Everton and that has nothing to do with opposition
spurticus87
13/02/2014 11:58:00
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Well done Tim, hats off and i'll eat them, for now! The kid played a blinder, i think having etienne near him really helped him. great Pairing yesterday, but think Sandro and Capoue for the big teams. Yes we beat a struggling Toon, but we did it well and they gave us a few scares, but Lloris dealt with them brilliantly. he seems to hold his line much better when he is confident of who's in front of him! Kaboul, what a presence! him, Sandro and capoue would terrify any team. Ade, goes without saying, Chadli showed in the short while he was on why we bought him. sublime. Townsend had his chance to silence any doubters but failed. poor execution for 5-0 opportunity. and we had players queuing up for that one. great performance all round. loved the fluidity, seems the system was flexible, yet most did there job holding their areas well. Out of the blocks fast, positive football. now a few more points off norwich and we'll see how Timmy sets up for the bigger teams. every game is vital. I see Arsenal as our big chance to steal a place! only 3 off 4th, 4 off 3rd and 6 off the goons. our match with them will be a real 6 pointer!!! COYS
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:01:00
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And don't forget the EL. Its really really important we go all the way! because I still have the pass from the wife to make that trip to Turin! and for the silverware of course!
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:06:00
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Long term solution!! What league are you guys watching? The average tenure for Prem managers is about two years - and most of them are seasoned pros with managerial track records. The best we and Tim can hope for is a good spell that moves us forward and gives him experience to take to the next job. Let's hope that's in years not months. So far so good is all anyone can say.
Love totty
13/02/2014 12:06:00
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spurticus87 - Completely disagree, the opposition always affect what you do. Rythm and tempo are what the opposition allow, how hard they close you down, there is no way you could dominate an Everton team the way you could Newcastle.
jod
13/02/2014 12:08:00
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Ox, I'm not sure what you mean about a wake up for Capoue. The guy looked awesome in the first couple of games, got a bad injury, was out for months, comes back and AVB plays him at CB because of injuries and not a peep. We were within a couple of million of selling him to Napoli, what a cock up that would have been.
ItalianYiddo
13/02/2014 12:09:00
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Dublin your Chadli/Townsend piece is naive, easily beyond pre-school.
tophobunty1882
13/02/2014 12:10:00
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so have we all established yet that we didn't get thrashed by City the other week because TS played Bentelab? and no understand it was because they were better than us and because TS played Siggy over Capoue and equally now understand that Capoue and Bentelab can be selected in the same team. Its not very difficult really.
tophobunty1882
13/02/2014 12:10:00
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Dawson until yesterday had played 90 mins of all our PL matches this season. To say he isn't top 6 standard is an insult and technically wrong. Since Dawson arrived at THFC we have finished in the top 5, in 6 out of 8 seasons.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:11:00
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We've seen what the players are capable of ... so if they don't continue to perform ... is that their fault or the fault of TS?!
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 12:13:00
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I am not getting carried away re Tim for me he has proved nothing yet. I think the test will come when we meet the top teams in March, he hasn't done well against City, we were lucky against a poor Utd side and we lost to Arsenal in the cup. March we play Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea if he can get minimum of three points that will be progress this season, if he gets more that would be good, say, 5 points any more than that then he has proved himself.

I think the difference last night for the first half was down to two things, starting strong, and playing Capoue as a DM, yet Tim has been resistance to play a DM, why? Not only did it make a difference having protection in front of the defenders it also let Bentaleb have more freedom and he played very well for his age and experience.

I think Kaboul had a good game and I hate to say it but he looked better than Dawson, but Kaboul has to prove it over a few games. Can he carry it on in the next games? Tim has his own ideas and I think he is starting to show he has more ideas than he was showing in the beginning, may be he is growing with the role, listening and learning, however, will he be good enough when we meet the top teams, when the pressure is on, say last game of the season, I don't know. However, I think the lads confidence is improving and their belief, and some performances, so credit where credit is due.
WorldPeace
13/02/2014 12:14:00
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topho, we didn't get thrashed by City because Bentaleb played but it did not help. Capoue should have started ahead of him, hopefully Tim is learning that each game is different, against City he should have not played, he looked more useful last night in a more advanced role with Capoue holding.
ItalianYiddo
13/02/2014 12:16:00
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tophobunty1882, Don't forget that we also played with 10 men for almost the entire 2nd half against City.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:17:00
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Nothing wrong with Dawson, he is a very much needed player. yes he has his weaknesses but he has strengths, even kaboul has weaknesses most players do, it is a matter of playing to players strengths and getting the balance right to compensate. Take Vertonghen, he is not strong in the air yet people don't give him a hard time, yet they give dawson a hard time for being slower. This is because it is exposed more, and people forget or don't want to see what he does do, how he has saved us so many times with other things he does.
WorldPeace
13/02/2014 12:18:00
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Wonderful to see Kaboul in for Dawson. Being a top football coach involves editing out the weak links, as well as picking the the best players. Once this happens things can only improve... I'm still very worried about Ade staying fit and strong enough for the rest of the season without Defoe around to give him some much needed rest time and help with the goals... Still can't believe he was sold, nor could the Spurs fans last night who still sing his name...
Pele10
13/02/2014 12:19:00
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Man on, were you at the game? City destroyed us 11 against 11, they actually eased off when we went down to 10.
ItalianYiddo
13/02/2014 12:20:00
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Tops, darling, I thought that might get your heckles up. good job i didn't add I thought Soldado's movement was excellent! Just opinions from what I saw of the match! I felt Chadli played great and his goal was sublime. Townsend IMO didn't do much, maybe a fitness issue, but he did miss a sure fire chance! no need to get personal or derogatory. and i though we were getting along swimmingly ;-?
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:23:00
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So 2nd-3rd place back on is it now ? Until another poor performance and it will be back to "We ain't got a chance to finish in the Top 5".. Lol..
Birdz
13/02/2014 12:26:00
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This was a good performance against a depleted Newcastle team who had not won in 8 games. Let us not get carried away. At 2-0 up, we stopped playing and they were knocking on the door until we scored again. Big bonus to see Kaboul back. He just looks so much more composed than Daws. Also there are times when we look like we cannot pass the ball more than 4/5 times with then giving it away. Why?? 'Pool got lucky with a last minute winner but it has made for a closer top 5. At this stage, it is changing game by game, as long as we don't fall any further behind, we still have a chance for 4th. We have to take points off Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Will be tough, but it will determine if we deserve 4th.
vicspur
13/02/2014 12:26:00
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Yes I was ItalianYiddo. They hadn't destroyed us 11 v 11. They were outplaying us but it was only 1-0 when Rose was sent off. Surely that made a difference.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:26:00
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It's often said that, 'we can beat anyone on our day'. When we played City .... it WAS their day! We would have lost no matter who played, imo. I have no problem with that because that's the reality of football.
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 12:30:00
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where is that sheit stirrer galway gooner.i said a 2 weeks back le scum will be battling for a top 4 position rather than challenging epl crown.
ghulamville
13/02/2014 12:31:00
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PELE: Come on man....enough now. We sold our 31yr old reserve striker who wanted to leave to a non PL club for £8m!! How can you even go there. I suppose its "his" fault that our £27m record signing isn't playing very well isn't it?? Sherwood was offered £££ to buy players in January....he declined it. If ADE gets an injury et then the blame lies with TS, I am struggling to understand how you cant see that or simply just choose to ignore it. I was FURIOUS after the window closed and we hadn't brought in a replacement but as I've just said, the money was offered.
hudderspur
13/02/2014 12:31:00
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Italian - great 20:20 hindsight re Capoue. Maybe if you'd seen him him in training back then your opinion would be valid. Who knows; we might have got spanked with him in the team too and written him off as useless. Seems to be the norm on here.
Love totty
13/02/2014 12:31:00
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Birdz... Not in my eyezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:34:00
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BTW what's with all the "don't get carried away" talk on here. Who's getting carried away?? All I read (from the majority) are people saying how pleased they are with a very good performance. What wrong with that. Jeeez its games like that what makes us love football, and games like City / Liverpool that make us want to hate it! Just enjoy the day FFS!
hudderspur
13/02/2014 12:34:00
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Birdz ... Yes, that's it! You do get the picture. Hopes and fears change weekly ... along with the table!
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 12:35:00
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hudderspur..Well said.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:36:00
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I still wonder if TS is benefiting from the experience of the big boys being back in the fray and the strength of squad he has at his disposal. would he be doing as well at Cardiff? however, for now he has my attention, and I will support him through this challenging time and as long as we keep playing like we did last night he will certainly keep me happy. the games we have lost and drawn, of which he has to be held accountable to a point, are still fresh in my memory, and the games v chelsea, arsenal and pool will tell us much more. Keep it going though Timmy, still need to be beating the teams like Newcastle even if they were depleted. Good man yerself
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:38:00
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G'day MAN ON!
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 12:39:00
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G'day Geofspurs...
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:41:00
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Everything worked out well last night, apart from giving Grimsby or was it Nott's County, certainly was not Juventus, the chance or chances to make a game of it, they declined the offer, so with storms battering most of the country, the storm that is THFC battered the Bar Codes in the North East. For once in a long time we put a side to the sword, the goals we scored came about from excellent build up play, was I alone in watching Ade score his second on the night, our third and joining in with his trademark salute or I am just a sad bas7ard (Don't answer that, I know the answer) though my smile, was as big as the floods this country is suffering from. Then came the icing on the cake, Nacer Chadli, what a stunning goal to make it 4 on the night, it was a beauty. Tim (be alright on the night) Sherwood used the squad well, but thinking back to Hull away, he did not. Certain players returning from injury and being careful with them, as we still have a long way to go until the season ends, is important as much as resting players is, with the Europa kicking in next away at Dnipro, Norwich away, Dnipro home and Cardiff at home, having most of the players back to pick from and getting into the next round of the Europa, 6pts from the two prem games, he has a better chance with a full squad at his disposal.
spu 4 life
13/02/2014 12:43:00
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So pleased it wasn't called off last night. The weather inside the stadium did not seem to affect the football.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:44:00
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topho ... I though Naughton had a good game. I appreciate your advice, some time ago, to give him a chance.
Geofspurs
13/02/2014 12:44:00
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Man on they were destroying us, it could have been 5 or 6 after 10 minutes. Really don't think the sending off made much difference.
ItalianYiddo
13/02/2014 12:45:00
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Galway Gooner is busy on V Arse. they are slating Giroud and he states he's not expecting the scum to get much from the Chelsea, City and spurs games. Hope he's right! we could be well and truly breathing down their throats or even looking back down at them if that is the case! 6 pointer v AFC at the Lane… bring it on!! COYS
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:45:00
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ghulamville; must be stock taking at the local sewage farm and found a bucket of shi7 is missing
spu 4 life
13/02/2014 12:47:00
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For perspective that was the 4th home defeat on the spin for the Barcodes. I agree that it needs to be seen if we can beat the top teams. The frustrating thing for me is Townsend and now bentaleb and Ade are the three breath of fresh air in the team. Its frustrating we did not support them with 2-3 top top players last summer than the number of players we bought. I wasn't saying that at the time but i'm not a top manager either
troffer2
13/02/2014 12:48:00
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ItalianYiddo, I know. But then we don't know, if you know what I mean? ;-) Anyway, it's in the past.
MAN ON!
13/02/2014 12:49:00
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Geof, I thought Naughton had a good game too. I prefer him on the right, and actually think he is a better defender than Walker. wouldn't mind seeing Walker further up the pitch with the other Kyle behind him, but unfortunately we have no decent player at LB. (Rose again would be better further up the pitch. He might struggle for that opportunity now with Chadli's performance yesterday).
Dublin Hotspur
13/02/2014 12:52:00
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