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Toronto FC vs Spurs

All a little last minute dot com here, but as most will be tucked up in bed with work in mind, as opposed to Tottenham`s play, I suppose I might get away with it…

Its game two of the Poch revolution and for me, it is another opportunity to see the players get some cohesion to their individual game, build on their fitness and work on the managers playing ethos, which we saw some minor hints of in Seattle.

It seems reasonable to ignore the often misplaced passes and ill timed touch at this stage of the season and these games are more about building a platform for the next couple of weeks and perhaps once we see the returns of the World Cup players and the injured trio of Sandro, Vlad (if they are still wanted) and Ade, we can start to judge the progress and playing style to come.

Though only just announced, it will be interesting to see if Ben Davies makes an appearance, whilst I`m not sure whether Michel Vorm is in the party as yet. With a severe lack of centre halves, is it another chance for Fryers to play CB and let Rose and Davies look to lay claim for the LB role? Tonight is also one for Jermain Defoe to savour and how he will enjoy facing his former team mates.

Perhaps I missed something, but where was Christian Eriksen against Seattle? Will he make an appearance tonight and likewise will the ground suit Kyle Walker? Much like the opener, I expect to see many half time changes and a mixed squad to give as many players as possible a decent run out, after all that (and gaining friends) is what these games are all about...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Wednesday July 23 2014
Time: 10:29PM

Comments

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Defoe hat trick! Soldado Hat trick! Magic!
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 22:31:00
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First things first its great to have Ben Davies on board!
jvd
23/07/2014 22:31:00
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Man on you beat me to it!
jvd
23/07/2014 22:32:00
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Be interesting to see if Dawson and Kabuol play together and the 2 youngsters play together. See how they cope.
longtimespur
23/07/2014 22:32:00
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Looking forward to see some more young uns on display and yes, hopefully Christian and Kyle as well. 3-3.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 22:33:00
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Well I am staying up. The little man had another op today but is home, so I am gonna watch the match tonight and rest with him during his recovery tomorrow! V excited to see the boys back on the pitch again! COYS! best supported team in the US of A!!!
Dublin Hotspur
23/07/2014 22:35:00
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gonna watch this one, cant really pick a winner, so my money is on BTTS
123spurs
23/07/2014 22:43:00
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Assuming Davis will be the first choice left back,
Next question is who will be playing in front of him,
perhaps a few clues tonight?
MrFrancis
23/07/2014 22:44:00
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Can Soldado score 2 goals, or more, in one game ?
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 22:45:00
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82, its a pre season friendly! doesn't really matter, the most important thing is seeing the youngsters play, get a glimpse of the system and see the seniors make a difference when it counts! its also important to lose to a club owned by one of our biggest retail partners on the planet!!
Dublin Hotspur
23/07/2014 22:50:00
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Dublin,
tonight is the easy late-nighter

the next match is when it gets difficult to explain to her-indoors why you are staying up to ungodly hours watching football.
MrFrancis
23/07/2014 22:50:00
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Practice makes perfect.........shoot Soldado shoot, Goals builds confidence.
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 22:53:00
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LTS - my first thought the young ones will make a better pairing... if Dawson's not playing may be heeded some advice and Hull is calling...
Highgatespur
23/07/2014 22:54:00
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Dublin, give the little man a big hug for me! What a courageous young lad he is!
Highgatespur
23/07/2014 22:56:00
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Matters to the people paying good money, to see effective entertaining football.
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 22:56:00
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http://tottenhamhotspur.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/videos-spurs-open-training-session-wide.html watch some of Spurs training on crosses.
longtimespur
23/07/2014 22:58:00
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Good to see the players working towards game situations.
longtimespur
23/07/2014 22:59:00
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82spurs ... didn't Soldado score a hat-trick for us or was I dreaming?
longtimespur
23/07/2014 23:02:00
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He did.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:04:00
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Mr Francis, LOL, the world cup paved the way for a lot of late night football. I am now medically in withdrawal symptoms and found myself watching west ham in NZ early this morning too. Luckily the Mrs' Late dad was a Yid too so she understands !

Highgate, Hug given on your behalf…thank you buddy!
Dublin Hotspur
23/07/2014 23:07:00
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Long time ago.
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 23:07:00
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something that is not much talked about on here.we get a lot of corners and free kicks in great areas, but we fail each time, even if playing bad with good set pieces could still put you in the lead.
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:08:00
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Very true.....you are right, we do not make the most out of our set pieces.
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 23:10:00
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as Longtime linked, good to see set pieces being practiced. 82, Robbie was our only player to get a hat trick last season (around early Dec? so not that long ago. got dropped soon after for are when Tim came in! give the kid a chance (and he isn't 30 yet so is still a kid! look at Cahill, still got it at 35!)
Dublin Hotspur
23/07/2014 23:14:00
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Lads is there any links for the game tonight, just incase the tv tour pass tv fails. I can't remember if the broadcast kicks in now or just before 12 am COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
23/07/2014 23:17:00
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any links for the game
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:18:00
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I bet Teddy S could still knock 'em in at the grand old age of 48. Give him 5 mins as a super sub and he'll get you a winner.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:18:00
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Looks like Davies is starting. So is Eriksen. COYS
peterballb
23/07/2014 23:19:00
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I'll be watching on wiziwig. Some good and bad streams but I usually find one that's ok.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:19:00
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Cheers Man On! COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
23/07/2014 23:20:00
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Davies starting...? Start as you mean to go.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:20:00
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Friedel,Naughton,Kaboul,Veljkovik,Davies,Capoue,Mason, Lennon,Eriksen,Lamela,Soldado.
82spursdebut
23/07/2014 23:22:00
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jeez poch must be really keen on ben
tarkan mardinCOYS
23/07/2014 23:23:00
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MrFrancis.. its 2am kick-off time here... matchsticks in the eyes by half time.. What time is the Chicago game ?
Yidmarks
23/07/2014 23:23:00
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Line-up: Friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Veljkovic, Davies, Capoue, Mason, Lamela, Lennon, Eriksen, Soldado.

Substitutes: McGee, Fredericks, Walker, Rose, Dawson, Fryers, Falque, Carroll, Ceballos, Townsend, Holtby, Kane.
Yidmarks
23/07/2014 23:24:00
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loving the SELL combo up front
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:25:00
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Right got to feed the baby, wind her and send her off to bed. What are the chances I'll miss the 1st half lol. COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
23/07/2014 23:25:00
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westham lost
BigSpursFan
23/07/2014 23:28:00
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according to the daily mirror we will give holtby plus dawson plus money for ron vlaar.what a feckin joke if true
tarkan mardinCOYS
23/07/2014 23:29:00
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Blimey Davies starts that was a surprise and quick, he must have been signed up earlier and as some said trained with the squad. I bet the delay in announcing was down to Siggy sorting contract out over here, time different etc Looking forward to seeing him and some improvement from first game, some Poch DNA on the team.
BigSpursFan
23/07/2014 23:29:00
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tarkan-media rubbish. Holtby is going nowhere imo. he is young, hungry and the type of player Poch will relish bringing on. I think players like Paulinho, Dembele and even Chadli are more likely to be shipped out.
BigSpursFan
23/07/2014 23:31:00
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tarkan mardinCOYS. That has to be nonsense....
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:33:00
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i hope we can keep holtby im sure the loan to fulham helped him, you can judge a player after one season. we sometimes expect to much to soon but doesnt always happen like that, sometimes u just gotta wait.
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:33:00
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post that on the thread
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:38:00
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shows Poch is not scared to show he is in charge with playing Davies straight away
BigSpursFan
23/07/2014 23:39:00
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Official site is showing stuff now
BigSpursFan
23/07/2014 23:39:00
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Good signing and hope Davies shows why we brought him - more interceptions and tackles last season than any player in spurs squad. Defend first, then work on getting forward.
Windlespur
23/07/2014 23:40:00
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Takes balls to do that. LVG has competition.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:41:00
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Just woke up. Morning all. Looks like I missed some confirmations while I was asleep ... Davies, Vorm, - don’t know what happened to the Modric confirmation so I might go back to bed!
Geofspurs
23/07/2014 23:42:00
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Is anyone watching on 'Spurs Tour pass now'
How many takes does John Champion need???
MrFrancis
23/07/2014 23:42:00
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3-0 Spurs!! Life is good.
Geofspurs
23/07/2014 23:43:00
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Ox ... I wondered the same thing about Eriksen, unless MP wants to get a good look at the youngsters and the ones he’s unsure about. I hope Ceballos starts!
Geofspurs
23/07/2014 23:46:00
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Now John Champion is off having a coffee.
That is the best commentary we will get all night.
MrFrancis
23/07/2014 23:47:00
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MrFrancis. I'm watching it but no volume.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:48:00
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a.k.a.james1spurs. I'm now watching on Spurs TV. I forgot they were covering it.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:49:00
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frontrow.eu / first row.eu if you need a link
Dublin Hotspur
23/07/2014 23:50:00
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Games due to start so off to the TV .... COYS!
Geofspurs
23/07/2014 23:51:00
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I've now just got a Toronto flag! Great.
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:52:00
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yid army yid army
123spurs
23/07/2014 23:53:00
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It'd be good to see mason as well .... Is walker still injured ?
Highgatespur
23/07/2014 23:54:00
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James,
keep a back up link at the ready, just in case it.
Enjoy everyone!
MrFrancis
23/07/2014 23:54:00
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Walkers sub
MAN ON!
23/07/2014 23:54:00
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Hi Highgate (if you are about), re your question/comment on the Davies thread. Yep! Who could've predicted Davies to make more than an appearance?!!.....me!!!!. Looking forward to game. Eriksen in too. Hope the WC returnees integrate soon. At this rate, can't see a birth for Nabil in the team. Poch is definitely not the 'keep it simple' type of a guy! COYS!
Critical_Spur
23/07/2014 23:56:00
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Hope Lamela shows his true colors and Davies impresses. I'm spoiled this week, get to see the game in the evening for once and it's in HD in ESPN2 and then I mooing to the Chicago game next week. I traveled 10 hours in the car from Tennessee with four children under 8.
SwankyYankee
23/07/2014 23:59:00
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Yay for Ben Davies! Could this be the game when we finally see Eriksen, Lamela and Holtby on the pitch at the same time? COYS!
Jables
24/07/2014 00:06:00
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The next game kicks off an hour later !
Highgatespur
24/07/2014 00:07:00
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MrFrancis good idea . COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
24/07/2014 00:08:00
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cant get around the american commentary
123spurs
24/07/2014 00:10:00
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Critical - thought you might ! Good to have lift off ... Now for a CB !!! Reckon Defoe back on loan ?!!! Hoping for the flexible style from MRP ... There will be a berth for Nabil and the rest ... COTMS
Highgatespur
24/07/2014 00:14:00
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Enjoyed that link up between lamela and soldado ...
Highgatespur
24/07/2014 00:19:00
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Come On You SPURS and Win Win Win!
Madaboutspurs
24/07/2014 00:20:00
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Beautiful! COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
24/07/2014 00:26:00
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whatta goal
123spurs
24/07/2014 00:26:00
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Hey Hay Lamela!
Slurms McKenzie
24/07/2014 00:27:00
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who r ya who r ya who r ya who r ya
123spurs
24/07/2014 00:27:00
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