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Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur.

Where did parking the bus come from? 20th September 2004: "Mourinho left to moan as Spurs blockade the Bridge"

"Mourinho...... 'We wanted to play. They didn't. We wanted to score. They didn't. Every time they just kicked the ball away. It is frustrating for me, my players, for every Chelsea supporter and for every football supporter. Because people don't pay to see one team play and the other team falling down, demanding to see the medical department........ The referee has to protect us against this". 

Really! Tell that to Bayern Munich, Champions League Final May 2012! However, Mourinho did praise Spurs' defensive back line of Ledley King, Naybet and Robinson. So what do we have to face Chelski? Kaboul, Walker and Siggs are available but Eriksen, Rose, Capoue, are out and Lamela is a bit like North Sea Oil, £32m you hear a lot about it but you never see it!

Chelsea at the Bridge? They know how to get a decision at home when they need it! You look at the record Chelsea has at home, it is more than just playing football and winning every week they know how to buy a free kick or getting a decision when they need it! Just ask Everton. We know what we face and we know that Mourinho will look to neutralise Adebayor, he will also know how frail we are at the back, how easy we can be knocked off the ball in the midfield and how Lennon and Townsend if blocked from going out wide will try and come in field and therefore narrow the game.

Emmanuel Adebayor (eight goals) and Roberto Soldado (six goals) are our key attack players and if the Chavs shut them down that leaves us with no goal threat and then it`s down to how we can shut out Hazard, Torres and Oscar and André Schürrle.

If Tim wasn`t watching Everton then he needs to see the tapes. Everton would not allow the Chavs to settle, disrupting their rhythm with Leon Osman, James McCarthy and Gareth Barry breaking up play in midfield. When Chelsea got beyond the Everton midfield they met a solid wall of Distin and Jagielka. Everton matched everything the Chavs threw at them. The Chav`s midfield were basically muscled off the ball by Gareth Barry and James McCarthy. If Tim is reading this article, and apparently he does, check this out: Vertonghen Left Back; Kaboul with Daws CB and Walker on the other side, Chadli and Sandro sitting in front of the back four,Dembele sitting in front of them in the pocket behind Adebayor and Lennon and Townsend marking Ivanovic and Azpilicueta and squeezing the space in the wide areas to block them from making the overlaps. Ain`t going to happen though is it!

Let Hazard roam free at your peril. Give Oscar or Willian time on the ball and we will be hammered.

Everything creative from Everton came down the left hand side and that was where Everton had their greatest success. Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar exchanged quick, incisive passing. We do not have that speed down the left with Fryers, and with Rose injured we might as well get Vertonghen out left and get him supplying Townsend.  

At half time Jose Mourinho brought on Ramires for Oscar to out muscle Everton`s midfield and become more of an attacking shape and then Nemanja Matic came on and so the Chavs slowly but surely gained territory and it was only a couple of fantastic saves by Howard that kept the Toffees in the game. Then off comes Will I Am and on comes Torres, the "I will get you the decision you need boss" specialist.

So Chelsea started to gain the territorial advantage. Lampard and Nemanja began to boss the middle of the park and started to attack the heart of the Everton defence. Hazard and Ivanovic combined, André Schürrle came on as substitute for Eto`o and it was a case of how long could the Everton backline hang on before the multi millionaire Chavs bought their free kick from the Ref.

On paper we are expect to lose this one. They have a superior defensive line up, their midfield is more creative and their strikers have more goals than we will ever have this season, and, above all, their cheque-book gives their owner the right to expect the Premiership Title.
So! are we optimistic or are we realistic? Anyone sitting in the crowd at the Cardiff match will know how, after the Robby goal, we thought we were going to hammer Cardiff then the crowd got more and more twitchy as we realised that that was it and we were going to be hanging on to a 1-0 lead.

As far as I am concerned I would rather we lose 3-2 or 4-3 than get stuffed 4-0 or worse. Park the bus, crowd the midfield if we have too but let`s give it a go! If we score first and then sit back we will be inviting them on to us and that will be fatal. We cannot afford to lose possession in midfield and we have to stay touch tight at the back. Close them down don`t give them time or space and we might have a chance, lose concentration just once and Torres, Oscar or Hazard will find the space and we will be on the wrong side of yet another top 5 demolition. 

Chelsea fans reckon Hazard is the key and will run rings around our defence so Tim had better be on his game, neutralise Hazard crowd Willian and Oscar and we may come out with a result.
Tim, this is not a game for Bentaleb, it`s not a game for Fryers or Naughton either and it`s not a game for Paulinho if he is going to be anonymous, we need some muscle out there and above all, we need to want it more than Chelski and we need to show it!

Written by OyVeh Maria



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Writer:OyVeh Mara
Date:Friday March 7 2014
Time: 10:37PM

Comments

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COYS! About time I think. A win at SB is a long time waiting.
MAN ON!
07/03/2014 22:46:00
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Agree Oy Veh, we should keep solid Back line Kaboom & Verts.& sandro / Dembele in front. Lennon, Pauli Siggy / Chadi or Townsend (sub Soldado) Ade.. shape 4231 Lets go for it.. COYS
Block D Spurs
07/03/2014 22:48:00
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Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertongen, Naughton; Dembele, Sandro, Paulinho; Lennon, Adebayor, Townsend.
MAN ON!
07/03/2014 23:02:00
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24 years is LONG time - time to end this run! COYS.

team : lloris, Walker Verts, Kaboom,Fryers, Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Adebayor, Siggy, Soladado….EA playing of Soldado with Siggy, lennon and Dembele; Sandro front of the defence. Weird I know but worth a try…. COYS!!!!
Highgatespur
07/03/2014 23:29:00
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Just to follow on from Highgate's point about 24 years -- We've managed to bust a few these past few seasons ... Man Utd at Old Trafford, Newcastle at St James, Arsenal at the Emirates.

I have no inside info, no proof to back this up, but my gut says this could be the time ...

... the drink may also be a factor! ;D
SpursEagle
07/03/2014 23:45:00
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It may also be the fact that I'm in such a positive buzz right now, especially after reading Dublin's thread yesterday. If, like he hoped, the players read any of that at all, then how can they not be inspired to break this final bastion of hoodooism ...

... man, this is pretty good beer!
SpursEagle
07/03/2014 23:49:00
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Let's sing with all our voices on full volume!
All of us altogether, those folks who are in faraway lands and not not so far away,

We will sing what we want
We will sing what we want
David Badiel,we'll sing what we want!!!

Highgatespur
07/03/2014 23:49:00
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Singing it with ya Highgate!

Beer, song, and Tottenham Hotspur. Life is good!
SpursEagle
07/03/2014 23:51:00
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SpursEagle - could say a few things but don't want to tempt fate… feeling very positive indeed!!!

Please show up Spurs and strut your stuff!! (you know what I mean….)

COYS!!!
Highgatespur
07/03/2014 23:58:00
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I'd love us to show up and strut all kinds of stuff, High. But I'd settle for a 1-0, ball in the back of the net off Soldier's ar** victory too! COYS
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 00:01:00
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Sounds brilliant don't it ?!!!Hopefully we'll be singing this at 7.30 this evening:

"Everybody have fun tonight
Everybody Wang Chung tonight
Everybody have fun tonight
Everybody Wang Chung tonight
Everybody have fun"

We just got to win! We've won the first one in March - let's make it the second one @Chelski!!

COYS

Highgatespur
08/03/2014 00:08:00
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SpursEagle that's what I mean by strutting our stuff - winning 1-0 with the jammiest of goals. That will do me sir!!! COYS!!!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 00:13:00
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Ha Ha Highgate you nutter. No idea what that song is, but I'll sing it tomorrow if we win
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 00:17:00
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I saw Soldado interviewed on SSN earlier. Boy, that man looked like the weight of the world was lifted from him
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 00:20:00
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SpursEagle: You're too young - a hit in the 80s or the 90s - great fun! Missed the interview…. really am psyched up for the game!!!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 00:34:00
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High same as that for being pstched up.

I promise you I'll youtube that tune tomorrow if victory is ours!
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 00:39:00
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Amazing the magic of VITAL - just turned over to SSN and managed to see the interview!! Yes, relaxed he did seem - now get those goals - 15 more is the target Roberto!!!! SOLDADO oooah SOLDADO ooohah ….
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 00:41:00
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ooooh oooh oooh oooh ... Soldadoooooo!

You were meant to see that interview, it's a bloody omen I tells ya!
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 00:49:00
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It's freaky I think - good interview though - see he's conquered the language issue!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 00:58:00
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lol yeah, those three lessons a week have even brought out a cockney accent!

I'm no expert on body language, but he looked both relaxed and raring to go. The funny thing is, I expect Tim to start with 5 in midfield with Ade up front and Soldier on the bench. Sucks for him, but in fairness, away to Chelsea, that would be the correct formation.
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:04:00
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LOL
Gotta say his whole posture was positive. I am sure that he won't mind - he seems to be team orientated player - being on the bench… hope he gets on with 10-15 mins…
unless Timmy listens to me and plays the formation I suggested (probably replace Siggy with Chadli)LOL!!!!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 01:10:00
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Or, we could call Mourinho's bluff and play Soldier up front with Ade being charged with a deeper role. All depends on who is fit though.

And Highgate, I'm sure Timmy listens to everything you say mate! ;D
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:14:00
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Yup - it might cause a stir or two in their thinking and EA plays that way anyway… planned or not… expecting some payment from Timmmyyy soon y'know!!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 01:16:00
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Yeah, I'd be tempted to throw that spanner in the works if I was boss. However, it's fraught with danger because that Mourinho is oone hell of a manager and you can bet he has a plan for anything ... even if Timmy cajoled Hoddle and Klinsmann (I may have wronged him yesterday, sorry Jurgen!) out of retirement, I bet that bollix would have catered for it.

Two up top may not be what they expect, but it only work if we don't concede early on. Anyway, no matter how we line out, we CANwin this game!
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:25:00
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I don't think he's THAT good…. look at him @ RM!! Play Ea in a withdrawn role … I think we CAN win - didn't realise Eriksen's out - that's a blow… WE just got to believe we can do it!!!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 01:29:00
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Yeah, but that's the one blip. You could counter that argumeny by asking: Look at him at porto? Inter Milan? Going back to our boxing chat the other day, Mourinho is a semi Chris Eubank. Bit of a tw** but a fab boxer! ha ha!

Yes, eriksen is a blow! But Lennon and Townsend(this boy does have a good game due!) can cause them problems, and possibly playing Paulinho or Dembele further forward ahead of Sandro and a n other may give the proper support to Ade up front. OR ...

Tim could just listen to us and play Soldier up front with Ade working his balls off behind him! lol
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:38:00
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Good article OyVeh ... very realistic. I was starting to be afraid as I was reading, and then I remembered ... We are Spurs!!! MAN ON ... I'd rather see Lennon than Townsend for this one ... not too much difference between them gong forward but Lennon will run and hassle in defence more. Hope Soldado gets some game time.
Geofspurs
08/03/2014 01:43:00
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Hey Geof! I'm with you on Soldier getting game time. me and Highgate are thinking of submitting a petition, direct to Levy, to make that happen.
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:48:00
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True and good analogy with Eubank… never admit he's good - he's too smug!

Gotta say Townsend hasn't won me over yet - although I think he's improved his awareness considerably! for me Paulinho has lost his mojo somewhat - off the ball he does sod all!

I am not suggesting EA does anything indecent with his anatomy but I think I know what you mean(LOL)..

I do think the more surprises we have the better it'll be…God I am hoping for a win! CoYS!!! Right off to beddie byes… take care mate!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 01:54:00
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Good morning Feof, Yup Townsend is not confident at all at the moment - despite his role in the goal lsat week..although I do think AT did a good job v Dnipro in containing that winger…I hope Soldado plays from the off - give them a surprise! I might be in a camp of one there! The interview was quite positive. OHHHH I just wanna win !!! Take care Geof - it's a good night from me!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 01:59:00
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Laters Highgate, thanks for the chat
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 01:59:00
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Petitions are old new SpursEagle - this forum is mightier!!! Mind you petition might work - look at Cleverly!!! hehehehehe… Good night folks!
Highgatespur
08/03/2014 02:02:00
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Take care, Highgate

Re Townsend: roy and England messed that boy up. This is his FIRST full season for us, and in any other guise, we'd be loving the promise he has.

AVB was spot on. He wasn't ready for England, and after his impressive games early season for them, he was lauded by the press as not only the future, but the future arrived, willing and ready to rip through the World's best

Now, we have all been around long enough to know that the 90% of footy journalists know bugger all about football. So, as Spurs fans, as people who know our club and players, and in Townsends case, a player that was loaned out numerous times, we should be getting behind a home grown player, who has potential, and needs some backing in, I say it again, his first full season with us.
SpursEagle
08/03/2014 02:13:00
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Sorry boys - it is SB. We never get anything there. I can't see a result for us. Also, we are under strength. Again. They are full strength. What's with all these injuries? Timmy is right, no pressure on us, we are not expected to win. There is one thing in our favour though. Soldado. Is he about to go on a spree now that he broke his duck? I #*@ hope so!
neymar
08/03/2014 03:15:00
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Being 'International week' as Jose was moaning about a few days ago I see a little analogy between us and England. England aren't expected to beat Italy, we aren't expected to beat Chelsea. England aren't really expected to qualify, we won't make top 4. But if England can hold out for 0-0 against the tight ar$e italians, then somehow manage a 87th minute winner world domination is a 'cert'. Likewise if we can scrap a 1-0 win tomorrow champions league is 'guaranteed'. The difference is Chelsea play really defensive in the first half and then score the goals in the second, surely this means the first half is when we'll have most territorial possession and the time we have to score. I'd start an attacking 4-4-2 with the plan to bring Soldado off at HT after he's scored his goal. Then we dominate possession and bring on Jose' bus and see out a famous 1-0. That's the plan anyway, get the goal in the first half, snuff them out second. WSWWW!!
T.H.F.Chris
08/03/2014 04:54:00
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That's the problem - we don't know what to expect from this team. Under AVB we were dull as dishwater but looked solid and competitive with the top teams - until the wheels came off. Now we carry more threat with Adebayor in the team but still can't move the ball quickly enough without losing it. Our best hope is to really battle it out winning the 50:50 balls and breaking quickly.
Love totty
08/03/2014 07:10:00
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Spot On Spurs eagle re Townsend! I was praying he wouldn't score for England the other night!! and well said THFC and Totty!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 07:37:00
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EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS:

OSSIES DREAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXdlxZ5RiM

what a team, what a season, More Please Lads!
BTW, Chas and Dave are touring in April if anyone is interested!!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 07:57:00
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and 16 spurs songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL8F6FB1550328F82B&v=Aw-r1eWVMbo
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 08:10:00
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and one that should be safely hidden in the "Archives"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL8F6FB1550328F82B&v=Aw-r1eWVMbo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7y89lfTIM

#hoddle and waddle
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 08:20:00
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Dublin lol..Diamond Lights...Good morning all ;) COYS!
James1
08/03/2014 08:28:00
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Hows it going mate. No kip last night, the little man was climbing all over my head all night, wouldn't settle in his room so did the unspeakable and brought him up! bad idea!
Hope we put in a performance today! I'm Psyched for it! meeting some chelsea heads later to watch it!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 08:31:00
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That's tough Dublin. How is the wee little man? My boy was in bed with me last night..has chicken pox and I have a throat infection so both of us were coughing all night. Good luck with the head hunters..hopefully we will be serving Mourinho's head on a platter! COYS!
James1
08/03/2014 08:40:00
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He's grand, its my eyes that are hanging out of my head! LOL, wife is sleeping in,she got in V late!! Two young ins tearing the gaff apart, but I don't care right now! i'll get my time at 5.00 to get out!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 08:43:00
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NETMUMS ALERT! Haha I will take my eldest son football today. Fortunately they're two other boys with Spurs kits. We out number Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. He's a lazy sasusage..prefers to be Pat Jennings rather than Hoddle.. COYS!
James1
08/03/2014 08:49:00
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Good Morning all. busy week work wise, so I've some catching up to do. Had a quick squizz through the articles, firstly thanks to all concerned, secondly, loving the positivity.

Going to be tough today, that does not mean that a win for Spurs is by any means out of the question. Would like to see a robust MF, Sandro and Dembele for sure, get the real men up against the slight frames of Oscar and Willian. (let's not forget, Sandro was not too happy with Willian after the transfer snub).Not too sure about adding a third, or playing Soldado with Ade. My feeling is we should be playing 3 in the Middle, tough call with Soldado getting his confidence boosting match winner last week.

Top 4 aspirations, Chelsea away. Only one thing for it, a Spurs win, "bridging the gap at Stamford".
Cider spurs
08/03/2014 08:56:00
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Morning Cider! As someone said yesterday, think it was Geof, in the long run up to kick off time on match day, might as well spend that time in an optimistic haze rather than a lost cause mentality!
I'll take a draw but a win would be ideal! just hope we put in a performance!
BTW what is going on on our training grounds and / or physic room? 3 back injuries! can't say I ever heard of that anywhere before!! Imagine there is something wrong with whats going on there! These injuries could be losing us points! not just scrappy performances!!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 09:05:00
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Dublin don't you remember the Gerry Francis+sick note days? Good morning Cider. COYS!
James1
08/03/2014 09:14:00
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I do James, but it just seems a lot of back injuries for a small squad! Erik and Vlad long term back injuries, and Chrissie now as well! Baffles me!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 09:27:00
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So we haven't won at Chelsea since 1990, which spans the entire Sugar/Levy/Levy reign. (Sugar bought THFC just a few weeks after we won the FA Cup in 91, our list trip to the final!) During this period Chelsea have replaced us as one of the top two clubs in London, so the stat is highly relevant! During this period THFC have had their worst period of silverware success since world war 2. 'Sugar and the Apprentice' just like the TV series...
Pele10
08/03/2014 09:59:00
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Morning James and Dublin. Sorry for not responding right away. My computer is having charging issues, so i've borrowed the daughters fiancee's laptop. He was more than happy to lend me it, it too is also knackered. Takes me 20+ minutes to get on the web, and don't even get me started on the freezing of pages. 2 baked bean tins and a length of string looks the way forward to me at present.

Anyway, these back injuries. Too much money in their hip pockets, wage decrease, that'll sort it. Really looking forward to the game, i'm even staying of the sauce today so i can write a post match article later. Didn't think that one through did i when i agreed to do them?. LOL!. My missus thinks it a wonderful outcome, me, I love the Europa games, you know what i mean, on the lash Saturday, no game until Sunday. Sorted. However, being the nice bloke that i am, for all who may just be participating in a wee drinky poo's today....have one for me(session that is). Enjoy!.
Cider spurs
08/03/2014 10:01:00
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Meanwhile, during the 14th season of underachieving ENIC (both on and off the pitch) our current coach tells the media when speaking about his employers... “They are obviously going to keep their options open and decide what they want to do in the future. It is something I can’t comment on and I wouldn’t. If the club feel they want to come out and back me, then it is up to them. If they don’t, I am just cracking on"... This is why Brendan Rodgers refused to come anywhere near OUR great club!
Pele10
08/03/2014 10:08:00
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Pele10 mate, BR is old news. Let's move on and look forward to a bright future. Ironic - before Sugar and ENIC we didn't have one. COYS!
James1
08/03/2014 10:13:00
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say and think whatever boils your potatoes, or gives the hard-on, and by all means drink to that a la SpursEagle above. One thing's certain though; Chelsea's superior star quality will prevail, as usual. And spuds won't finish any higher than 6th place! Quote me. Good luck singing what you want lol
HGH Magic
08/03/2014 10:34:00
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Pele10: Sorry, but your stat is highly irrelevant! Whatever Rogers thinks, also has nothing to do with todays match.
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 10:39:00
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Full backs need to play as full backs today. Cross from deep rather than go beyond the winger to limit being caught having to chase back...we absolutely can't be giving away the resulting cheap free kicks at the edge of the box, the likes of which Rose and particularly Walker excel in giving away. I also don't want to see Eriksen on the left today, we need wide men to stay wide on their natural side, keeping our shape alongside zonal marking is an absolute must against a talented team who will always have at least one wide player cutting inside. That also means playing with 2 deep cm's to help nullify that threat. Forget style, draw them onto us where we have safety in numbers and use that natural, pacey width to break on the counter. Dembele and Sandro in front of the back 4, Townsend and Lennon out wide, Ade up front. Who to play behind Ade is the tough choice for me...Eriksen is clearly the most talented, but how much of a chance will he have to make an impact? Sigurdsson will always get stuck in but is likely to be the most rusty. Chadli offers a good physical presence but hasn't really made a mark on any game as of yet. I'd probably start with Eriksen since Chelsea have been slow starters themselves as of late so we should try and be as creative as possible within our constraints the first half. If we're still level or have taken a shock lead around I'd swap him for Chadli around the 60 min mark to try and see out the game and give us more height to defend set pieces as they try and bombard us at the end.
flipper
08/03/2014 10:46:00
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Morning brothers-in-Spurs (evening for me!). James, I hope the boy and you get well soon. It’s good for kids to get CP when they are young as it hits you much harder as you get older. I used to take my kids to play with other kids who had it just so they’d catch it early!!

What a bloody stupid KO time (1:30am my time). THFC should consider supporters in Australia and KO at 8am. Wouldn’t you guys love that. Why don't you all start a petition?! :-)
Geofspurs
08/03/2014 10:50:00
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flipper, I think it's doubtful that Eriksen will play today...
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 10:51:00
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G'day/good evening, Geofspurs.
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 10:53:00
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MAN ON, yeah didn't realise he was still doubtful or that it was a back problem. Not worth the risk if he's not 100% particularly with an injury that forces you to overcompensate and risks other injuries. Would it be totally left field to consider playing Soldado actually behind Ade? I'd argue he's probably our 2nd most technically gifted, creative player behind Eriksen if you start to look at what he contributes while ignoring the lack of goals. I suppose positionally he wouldn't be able to play the role effectively though, so Chadli would probably be the best option without Eriksen. (I'm deliberately missing out Paulinho who's been playing so far below the ability we've seen he's capable of that he really needs dropping)
flipper
08/03/2014 11:08:00
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Hour and a half to the ever loan (as Highgate calls them lol) game! I really hope it a draw, and force a replay before we play them, and actually have Arsenal forced to play an away match in the FA cup! How do they always get drawn at home?
and I hope Everton in turn reduce their ticket allocation and up the prices so the Woolwich get to take some of their own medicine!

Great day for the sport today, football, rugby (Come on Ireland) then our match.
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 11:23:00
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Hey MAN ON .... Don’t you just love match days?! Today’s game ... anything could happen! I'm not even going to try to predict the team. Who can? Isn’t it great that we have not seen many negative comments for a few days. It’s been a good site to visit. Hope it continues over the weekend whatever happens! COYS!
Geofspurs
08/03/2014 11:23:00
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Flipper, that could work re Soldado, or Ade in behind him? If not Chadli is my man for this one, we need the extra height and a midfielder with an eye for goal, I actually think he has put in some quality performances, and his goal was a cracker! he has an eye for goal for sure, and thats where he plays for Belgium also!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 11:29:00
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flipper....So glad yet another poster has noticed all the good things Soldado does. Yes we signed him to score goals. He has, trouble being some argue from not in the manner they wish, me too somewhat, but still realise he has scored.

What i do see from him is the ability to drop of a little and usually find one or two truly exceptional defence splitting passes each game that result in a good chance being created. Maybe the emphasis could be put on some of the others to score and let's give him this role and see how it pans out. I also agree ref; Paulinho, but have a hope that a pairing with Sandro will improve his game.

As for Chadli, i'm still very much in the "think he's got the quality" camp. He's no LW, people should remember this, he can play off the Left, but is more in the mold of the players who drift in or curl the ball around the RB for the cross. I reckon he could be a great AM/10 for us, something i'd love to see him do all the more. The lad seldom screws his shots, pretty accurate in the shot, very adept at making the yard for the shot, and seldom panics in possession.
Cider spurs
08/03/2014 11:50:00
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Geofspurs, yes, I love match days too. I'm certainly going to make an afternoon of it. The King's road is a bus ride away for me and, I will probably hit there about 2ish GMT, Find a pub, have a couple of beers, then stroll up to the Bridge, take my seat at around 5pm and hopefully watch an open and exciting game of football.
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 11:57:00
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Sounds good MAN ON .. Take care and have a great afternoon!
Geofspurs
08/03/2014 12:04:00
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Cheers Geoff. Hope you can stay awake for it...
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 12:05:00
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Cider, remember Robbie's cross to ade for his volley goal! His link up play is great and he has tekkers!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 12:06:00
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MAN ON... You made me jealous. I remember that kind of match day. It's not the same just watching it on TV. But at least I get to watch the boys play these days!
Geofspurs
08/03/2014 12:07:00
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James 1 tells me, "Pele10 mate, BR is old news. Let's move on and look forward to a bright future. Ironic - before Sugar and ENIC we didn't have one. COYS!" Classic Sugar ENIC apologist statement! He tells us we did not have a future before Sugar and Levy even though the club won the FA Cup just a few weeks before Sugar bought the club on the CHEAP??? Well let's just compare the 24 seasons before Sugar and Levy owned the club, to the last 24 seasons... In the last 24 seasons Tottenham Hotspur have won 2 League cups and failed to reach a single FA Cup or European final! In the 24 seasons before Sugar and Levy run Tottenham Hotspur, the club won 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, and 2 EUFA Cups...
Pele10
08/03/2014 12:10:00
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I also don't understand any criticism of Roberto's general play. I don't think the WHL crowd would have been so rapturous in their applause for him last week, if they hadn't seen his quality, regardless of his lack of goals.
MAN ON!
08/03/2014 12:11:00
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That's because we love him man on... He's a YIDDO!!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 12:19:00
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Pele, I can feel it! European glory will come this year! Bring on Turin!
Dublin Hotspur
08/03/2014 12:20:00
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Pele...So what we could say is that Spurs have in the past 48 seasons, won the UEFA cup twice, 3 FA cups, and the League cup 4 times.
Cider spurs
08/03/2014 12:25:00
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Dublin...yes mate. Great cross from Soldado, great finish by Ade. Don't mind how we win all too much today, one of those fixtures where the three points have to be considered the be all and end all.
Cider spurs
08/03/2014 12:29:00
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