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Poch & Lamela

So who will be Poch`s first team? Poch is trying to shore up the back and tackle our left side. Pochettino approached his first full season as Southampton manager, using Dejan Lovren and midfield anchorman Victor Wanyama to secure the back four. These early acquisitions in the summer of 2013/14 helped the Saints boast the best defensive record in the Premier League after 12 games of last season, having conceded only seven goals. But like AVB kept Spurs tight to start with, that solid defensive philosophy came to the detriment of our attacking play.
Poch likes a counter attacking transition so can we expect to see our defence to send the link ball up to the forward players? Morgan Schneiderlin hailed Lovren`s use of the ball, insisting his 'ability to break lines with simple passes' entirely changed the way in which Southampton operated.

Having seen the Schalke game I still have concerns over our defence. I am still not sure we have addressed the position of CB. Last season we just couldn`t keep goals out. Are the signings of Ben Davies, Eric Dier enough? Is Musacchio big enough for PL football especially if Poch plays the high line?

Poch urges his teams to press high and aggressively with the intention of funnelling any attacking danger out to the wide areas rather than through the middle. That takes stamina and I am not sure with Poch still wanting to play the high line that Verts, Kaboul or Dawson can turn fast enough to keep their shape.

Walker and Rose are just frustrated wingers and if they have to get back quickly it`s usually when they are right up the other end of the pitch. Musacchio is apparently short and squat, great for getting out of the defensive line and snuffing out the ball but if he misses? With no pace to get back any high balls or through balls will be left to Lloris once again to play Sweeper.

There were three players who were pivotal to Southampton`s attack in the Pochettino`s system. The most advanced is a central striker, powerful enough to occupy the defence by themselves but also skilled on the ball, a role Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert played - enter Adebayor, so I hope he and Poch get on and Ade doesn`t start slacking off in training cos` Poch runs an almost Royal Marine style training schedule.

Next there is a wide forward, given freedom to rove across the line and play as a genuine second striker at times, a position that Jay Rodriguez fulfilled. Enter Soldado or Lamela! Lamela is happy to cut in off his flank and play behind a central striker at times and he is an accomplished dribbler, averaging 2.45 successful take-ons per game even if he did have a damp squib debut season at Spurs. Part of the reason why Lamela was bought was because at Roma, Lamela notched 15 times from a wide right position. This matched Rodriguez Premier League output for the Saints from the left. Like the Saints man, if Lamela were to replicate his Roma form, he provides the added bonus of being more creative than Rodriguez, laying on 56 chances for his teammates in Serie A 2012-13 compared to the England player`s 20 last season.

What about Bobby Soldado? Poch may get more out of Soldado if he plays him interlinking with Lamela and Eriksen rather than trying to play him up front as a lone striker because Soldado`s one touch play, when he gets the ball, is great to watch and easy on the eye. Some of Soldado`s passing game is incisive and with Lamela and Eriksen playing the channels Adbayour and Bobby could receive a good service.The third, and most important player; the creative forward given a free role in Southampton`s attack played by Adam Lallana. Enter Christian Eriksen.

At Saints Poch used an advanced central midfielder, an important part in Pochettino`s attacking play, Steven Davis the man most regularly entrusted to provide backup to the front three at Southampton could be the perfect role for Dembele or Paulinho but is Paulo good enough? Does Dembele have the ball control, can he drop the habit of holding on to the ball for one touch too many. To me Dembele would be preferred but I have a feeling Poch may get the best out of Paulo in this high tempo style but Holtby has the best engine than any of them. On paper Adebayor, Lamela, Eriksen and Paulinho should be as deadly a quartet as any in the Prem

So what does that leave us with? A Musacchio/Vertonghen combo? Walker on the right and Ben Davies on the left Lloris in Goal? So who plays deep midfield? If Lamela takes the left would Townsend take the right over Lennon? What about Depay if he comes in?

If Poch plays two deep Central midfielders then I don`t understand how Lewis Holtby can be moved out or Sandro sidelined. Then there is Bentaleb, although having a good World Cup, he still would not be in my first eleven. What about Etienne Capoue? The forgotten man, he can do everything Schneiderlin can do? What does Poch see in Shneiders game that is better than Capoue?

A fit Capoue is very similar in style to Schneiders. As footballers, they are similar. Both are strong upright runners who read the game extremely well and have the ability to pass. In the pre season USA tour Etienne looked solid. He has good ball control he can go past players and he has a good repertoire of passes. He played the full 90 minutes against Chicago. He was in it from start to finish, sweeping up, playing the ball forward between the lines, and mixing things up.

On balance Spurs have a better cast of characters than Southampton already except for our back four, which is still suspect. But.....are the team fit enough to run the opposition down? do we have the legs in the squad? Let`s see if our Argentinean Gaucho Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero can change this squad from the sideways pass to the counter attacking killer pass game.

Written by OyVeh Maria



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Writer:Oy Veh Maria
Date:Tuesday August 12 2014
Time: 10:09AM

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First game isn't long now!!!
spurticus87
12/08/2014 10:13:00
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Sandro..is better than Sneiderlin.....Capoue can be better than both, one day. Forget about new players.....find your eleven /18 ..to start the season with a win. AND we SHOULD be winning versus a Wetspam side, without Carroll.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:18:00
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Great article oy veh, we definetly need another cb, the thought of Dawson playing every weak is mortifying! The problem with playing Soldado as a second striker is he doesn't score outside the box, although his link up play is fantastic! Maybe he could study van der verts late runs into the box, infact I think he could be a better, fitter, quicker version if he plays in that mould
spurticus87
12/08/2014 10:20:00
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82, I am really looking forward to seeing what a fully fit Capoue has to offer under poch. Him, lamela and Townsend are the three I'm really looking forward to watching develop under him
spurticus87
12/08/2014 10:22:00
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what has capoue done at his time with us to merit the vote of confidence.zilch.and his not better than schneiderlin.
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:23:00
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Good article, enjoyable read....I am sure we're looking to bring in a few more...I think over the next few weeks there will be numerous sales, and up to 3 more acquisitions, CB, Schneiderlin, and a left sided attacker. However, I wouldn't be too surprised if we didn't bring anyone else in and Poch gave himself until Jan to asses their ability in the league. One things for sure, I'm starting to get really excited by Lamela....that lad is the key, if he can score 15+ (massive IF), then thats the difference between 6th & 4th....Saturday can't come soon enough, early sacking of Tim aside, I think we've kind of gone under the radar this last month, slowly going about things, I'm trying to not set expectations too high, I really am, but I have a feeling Poch could do really really well for us...COYS
King26
12/08/2014 10:25:00
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Oh Veh - nice article. What you're basically saying is that we have a very good squad and need to find the right selections for each match. Interestingly, one of the best centre half pairings of the Prem years was Carvalho and Terry. That's Carvalho at 6' and Terry at 6'2". Interestingly, Vertonghen and Dier are 6'2" and both Chiriches and Musacchio are 6'. As long as they have the football brains and discipline there is no reason why we can't find decent pairings there.

The advantage Poch now has is versatile midfielders. We all know Paulinho, Dembele and Bentaleb can play further forward and we know that we can drop Holtby and Eriksen in if we need to. It's just a case whether Poch can instil his methods into players in more than on position. He was relatively lucky with injuries at Southampton and managed to get the team pretty consistent. I'll be shocked if Spurs go a season at the bottom go the injury league.
muttley
12/08/2014 10:29:00
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We should be beating them even with Carroll. Whether we will is another story.
BelgianSpur
12/08/2014 10:29:00
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really hope that lamela dosnt get preferential treatment from poch.
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:30:00
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Capoue is way better than Sneiderlin......in the fact he has played football this summer.....Sneid' can't even get on a footy pitch !! (probably forgot what a football is )...when did he last play !!??? Actually..i said Sandro is better than Snederlin...and Capoue will be better than both, one day.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:32:00
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Last time I looked, Musacchio and Depay are not our players. Anyway, defence is also one of my concerns. Our defending didn't look that good in pre-season. The CMs need to protect the back four better. Verts and Naughton look like certain starters in defence, Davies/Rose is probably 50/50 (Davies for me), the other CB will most likely be Kabool unless Dier gets a surprise start. Eriksen and Lamela are certain startes with Capoue as a DM, I'd pick Holtby as CM, Townsend/Lennon 50/50. Soldado will start because he is more match fit, I think.
Jables
12/08/2014 10:33:00
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I hope he does get Preferential treatment and starts the Wetspam game.......if you look at THFC's record.....when Lamela playing......we hardly lost a game.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:34:00
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82spursdebut-not at the expense of anton townsend.no way jose.
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:35:00
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i would go for lennon and townsend and look to bring lamela on as sub if we need him
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:36:00
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I don't think there's any way we spend 30 million on a player to not start him when fit. Plus, we've seen that Towsend and Lennon can't score to save their lives. It might actually be benefivcial to see if Lamela can (like he did in Italy).
BelgianSpur
12/08/2014 10:38:00
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Tarkan, he had a tremendous start and then got injured. He has shown good defensive qualities and a good range of passing. I will not judge any player truly under the awful management of AVB or Sherwood
spurticus87
12/08/2014 10:38:00
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not sure why we're talking about CB's playing that we don't even have!...although we do have a glut of CB's!...we could use another goal scorer...even with Llalana, rodriguez, shaw, Lambert et al...big Sam still took 4 of the 6 points available from Poch last year.....swap Andros for remy would be a great move and start to address our lack of goals (even if Remy doesn't score it will remove a big barrier that stopped others scoring last term!)...imo Chadli or Kane should fill the rodriguez role....Capoue is a complete player and we don't want to return to a soft underbelly team....
shedboy2
12/08/2014 10:39:00
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erik needs to be eased into the team and if that means picking and choosing games so be it.spammers away will be too tough for the guy
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:39:00
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Too add to the Townsend, Lennon, lamela debate. Poch likes a high tempo pressing game that will require regular rotation and substitutions ensuring all 3 will play regularly
spurticus87
12/08/2014 10:40:00
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I'd have them both starting for the two London derbies.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:40:00
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As for Capoue vs. Schneiderlin, they have largely similar backgrounds. Capoue's injury hasn't helped him, but he's been very reliable for Toulouse. The big advantage of Schneiderlin is that he knows English football. The advantage of Capoue is that he's a much bigger physical presence (almost 4 inches taller and much stronger). He can be deadly from set pieces.
BelgianSpur
12/08/2014 10:40:00
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Lennon may make a excellent impact sub' ...or a few quid for a Goalscorer.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:42:00
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I know i will get shot down for saying this but, Lennon will have hes best year under this system, there i have said it and now i duck, coys
spurs50yrs
12/08/2014 10:44:00
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Lennon should be lauded for his work rate and defensive qualities. And Townsend should be lauded for his work rate and willingness to run at defenses. However, neither offer a true goalscoring threat. If both played together, I feel the overreliance on the striker may unbalance the team. Play one or the other with Lamela, with the other coming on as an impact sub. It'd be a good way to strike a balance between attacking and defending.
BelgianSpur
12/08/2014 10:45:00
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Lennon applauded for his defensive work !!!!...do me a Favor !.....post me some Belgian Chocs' !!
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:48:00
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Best not to drop either Lamela or Townsend....they are brimming with Confidence.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:49:00
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In fact....play....Lennon, Adebayor, Lamela, Townsend...with Sandro and Capoue....Cdms'....in the 2 London Derbies......that'll really frighten the opposition.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:52:00
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Lennons goalscoring doesn't worry me as much as his ability to play anywhere but wide right in a 4-4-2.
RAF Yid
12/08/2014 10:53:00
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82spursdebut-im glad you aint manager
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 10:54:00
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I wouldn't have Andros anywhere near the team but if we are to use him, use him early and sell as soon as possible....he'll make the most impact of the whole season within his first 5 games....
shedboy2
12/08/2014 10:55:00
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82- our pressing and high line means there won't be too much space behind the oppo for Lennon and Andros to run into....so I guess you're expecting them to rip teams apart with their incisive passing?...;)
shedboy2
12/08/2014 10:57:00
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Why !?.....would I excite you too much !?....we need two wins.....attack the opposition goal..directly.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 10:59:00
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raf - agree, that's his limitation but this season should be a passing of the baton from Lennon
shedboy2
12/08/2014 10:59:00
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Wetspam....will lose the ball around our penalty area.....and we will spring into action....counterattack style......They will batter our walls. (Dier/Kaboul/Sandro/Capoue)....but will fail..and be suckered with our counterattacks.. Best way to prevent a all out siege by the opposition...is to show them our pace, that way...they will not commit too many men forward....and just play long balls...for us to pick up and out pace their static players.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:02:00
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if we play a side to side possession passing game......they will put their walls up and watch and laugh at us >>LOLOLLOLLOOL
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:04:00
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good article but just on thing if lamella scored 15 goals from wide right why would we play him on the left ?
montyspurs
12/08/2014 11:14:00
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Let those 4 attacking players...move around..swopping side to side and central.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:17:00
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It is almost like Lennon has forgotten what he used to do best. It was only a few seasons ago that he used to terrorise left backs including ashley cole, get the the byline and hit a bad cross across the penalty area for no one to knock in. How good we were when Lennon and Bale were operating the wings. If Lennon has passed his best, then is he worth having at all. Rather get someone with more of an eye for goal, like Remy.
vicspur
12/08/2014 11:18:00
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Judging from some comments from some posters on here I may have missed some events at Spurs ... When did the club sign Schneiderlin ? When did andros and azza score and last frighten the opposition with their wizardly play? Judging by Saturdays azza's finishing skills could be related to a barn door ? Looking forward to the game on Saturday - reluctantly going again to one of the worst grounds in PL.... COTMS ... Let's back present players rather than the potential and maybe players of the club ... That would be a nice starting place for backing the team fully in earnest!
Highgatespur
12/08/2014 11:24:00
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Bit of a Football history story. Early 1980's....Liverpool were dominating the titles. Along...out of the Blue....came a little ol' Watford. Continually promoted, through the divisions. Till they reached the 1st division (prem'). Low and behold....they played the best attacking football ever seen..for a while.....surprised every one. Played 4,2,4..with Callaghan and Barnes on the wings. They finished 2nd.....no mean feet, considering first season in the top division. 1985.....history...almost repeated itself.....when Peter Shreeve...took over as manager of THFC. He played 4,2,4...for the first two thirds of the season. By Xmas...we was top....and then gradually fizzled out and lost out to Everton. He surprised everyone....by playing two wingers...Chiedozie, Galvin.....with Hazard and Stevens in the midfield. Now, I'm not saying THFC should play 4,2,4....but for these two London Derbies....that we should get 6 points from.....Let's Show some enterprise...and attacking flair.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:27:00
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Apart from Lennon, Andros and Rose of course... Oh, and Dawson.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:28:00
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82spursdebut totally agree with your last two posts - COTMS!
Highgatespur
12/08/2014 11:28:00
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82- you think Big sam will be lulled into letting us counter?....Imo he'll pump it into the channels or target our weakest CB in the air(anyone having a debut will become acquainted with Nolan and Noble!)...he'll allow a runner to support the striker together with which ever wing is attacking...we'll need some steel in there capoue for example...too many light players like Andros and Lennon will see us over powered... we've not seen anything of the WC players so who'll come in is a guess...
.....................Ade.................
Chadli...........Eriksen......Lamela..
..........Holtby........Capoue..........
Davies......Verts....Kaboul....Naughton
.....................Lloris........................
shedboy2
12/08/2014 11:28:00
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82spursdebut. I think that's what Pochettino intends us to do.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:30:00
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highgate-so what has lamela done?even less than those 2.at 30 million quid.dont make me laff
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 11:31:00
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Good team shed, except I'd play Rose and have Messi in place of Christian...
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:31:00
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Good article, Oyveh. I can’t fault your rationalisation but all the possible combinations make my head spin! Can’t wait for the weekend when all the speculation goes out the window and we can actually see what MP’s team looks like!
Geofspurs
12/08/2014 11:34:00
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Vertonghen hasn't set foot on a football pitch for some time. Let Big Sam....pump to the corners....that is not direct threat action !!! Holtby...is too rash and will give away silly freekicks in our own half..and they will set piece..pump the ball into our box. Holtby...is a liability......not good enough.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:35:00
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I would play Lamela to see how he goes. WHU away at the Boleyn is a good place to see if he's up for it and ready to rumble. He may well surprise us all. Townsend in reserve.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:36:00
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let's not forget that we will have to be able to defend set pieces....and there won't be open spaces for speedsters to gallop into...although if there is Ade can gobble up the ground and Lamela isn't slow....chadli is a unit and knows where the back of the net is there are goals in holtby, eriksen, Lamela and of course Ade....not to mention Verts and Kaboul when they come up and Capoue can chip in so goals throughout the team, defensively strong - on the deck and in the air...we are not a team coming up through the divisions that will take anyone by surprise West Ham won't come to try and outplay us in a nicely spread out formation....
shedboy2
12/08/2014 11:36:00
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it's impossible to stop pace.....unless you trip someone over......let them do that to our pacy attack...and see them get suckered from our set pieces....with our big guns.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:37:00
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82- holtby a liability yet you have Andros in? I guess you missed his 10 game run last season....
shedboy2
12/08/2014 11:38:00
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Chadli.....my god....another one that hasn't been on a footy pitch playing proper football, for some time. The crowd will scare him !!!...lol
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:38:00
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For me this is a bit too much analysis based on not much track record. Poch has only been on these shores 1.5 seasons. Sure there is some indication on how it will be, but for me it is a different squad, with different qualities. However he inherited a squad with ageing & crocked CBs, and weak LB side, and not solid at RB either. In midfield Poch has a plethora of options, and most under performed last season. For me Walker is NOT a frustrated winger, but Rose is. Rose has no sense of defensive responsibily, and is slow to track back. Not really a full back, but may make a wing back. Walker for me is an out and out wing back. He is neither a winger nor a traditional full back. He is not a strong defender, nor is he that good at attacking. What he does has is pace and energy. Harry used that pretty well, but AVB completely missed the mark with Walker. Walker must get up and down the wing, otherwise there is no real point in having him. I am hoping to see Lennon get more freedom than he has had in the last few years. I believe that he intrinsic qualities would come out. He is not the sort to come out showing it unless given the freedom. He has been very much restricted. There are many here who have lost faith in his ability to threaten, but I believe that it is there. The problem is that we have sooo many options up there that he has to show it pretty quickly, otherwise he will lose miss his chance and someone else will take it. I feel that Poch will give all attacking midfielders a good go. But central midfield will be more contentious. Can't play them all. That will be interesting. If Holtby can cut out those silly rash challanges from the other day, I fancy his getting a lot of play there. I am hopeful that we see a lot of Chadli too.
TonyRich
12/08/2014 11:39:00
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82spursdebut.. Myself, I wouldn't underestimate the man they call Big Sam. He may not be a master of the art of beautiful football but he's not a tactical fool.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:39:00
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Phuck last season.....the boy is on form NOW.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:39:00
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erik lamela still needs to be monitored carefully.an intimidating boleyn ground with kevin crap nolan,diame biting at you may psychologically feck him up for good.wait for an easy home game and/or europa cup games to blend him in
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 11:40:00
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No one....can stop Pace.....
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:40:00
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its ridicilous i need to write this given he cost 30 million.he should be the real deal both mentally and physically
tarkan mardinCOYS
12/08/2014 11:41:00
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it's impossible to stop pace? deny space....look at Andros pace to burn no end product, no goals and gifts the ball back to the oppo....pace is not the be all and end all....it's useful when used correctly but to have a speedboat without a driver going forward and a passenger when not in possession isn't the way to go...
shedboy2
12/08/2014 11:42:00
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Big Sam got suckered by that Aussie team.....the exact way, I suggest. He won't expect it from MoPo...but MoPo...can enter(sur)prise.
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:43:00
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82 - Is that why Ossie failed, as he went 4-1-5 ?? I'f only he'd have gone with the proven 4-2-4 who knows what might have been ;)
King26
12/08/2014 11:44:00
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Only way to deny space...is by putting more men in the way......that then leaves space !!
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:44:00
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Sos' meant only way to deny pace...is by putting more men in the way. This then creates more space....
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:46:00
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To stop pace is very easy if you play Sam's way. The Boleyn is a very compact ground and space can be easily closed down and with bodies, the odd nudge, barge and trip, pace and momentum can be easily stifled.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:48:00
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Tarkin'.....what you mean like what happenend in Italy and Argentina !?
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:49:00
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82spursdebut.. I do like your optimism and I believe we'll get the better of WH. I just don't see that it can be as easy as you suggest...
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:51:00
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It's a bigger pitch than THFC's.......Big Sam'...poor chap...yes, let's not give him a coronary. Best we just play it from side to side...and bore ourselves to sleep.......Night all ;-)
82spursdebut
12/08/2014 11:51:00
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Cap as to be no1 dmf for us this season to get better game by game and be far better than shedi,ln. Sandro needs games also. A partner for verts is a must as another season with daws will be know better than the other seasons he as played.free to new home and does not bite. Coys
bazdog
12/08/2014 11:53:00
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Good article OVM thanks, I will query our defence re Schalke game. The half-time subs didn't alter our defence and I can't remember Lloris having a save to make before all the other subs started. First Eriksen for Sandro, then Bentaleb for Carroll and then Kaboul for Fryers were changed then we were opened up. IMHO we were quite tight until then.
longtimespur
12/08/2014 11:53:00
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tarkan mardinCOYS.. I was thinking exactly the same about Lamela but sod it, get him in there. If he's not ready now, he never will be. Argentinian and Italian football is not played by fairies in tutu's and ballet shoes. He can take the knocks.
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:55:00
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tarkan mardin COYS ..... I thought Capoue was the stand out player, along with Holtby, during our pre-season so I disagree with you on him. Maybe not as good as Schneiderlin but at least HE is a Spurs player.
longtimespur
12/08/2014 11:57:00
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82spursdebut. Not by much and WHL is small. I was referring more to the stadium than the size of the pitch. It is an imposing place for a Spurs team on the first day of a new season. I'm not worried though because you'll not be the one selecting the team formation. ;-)
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 11:59:00
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Its all conjecture, the manager has to play with what he's got. In terms of forwards Adeneyor is the only target man we have people can play off. But for the second striker you could play Soldado, Lamela, Kane, even play Lennon or Townsend there if you had to. But who says he'll play a target man every game ? Against Schalke he played Holtby and Bentalab in midfield, a very attacking choice. Play the same formation with Sandro and Capoue in there and it looks very different. A military axiom is no battleplan survives first contact with the enemt, expect Allardyce to deny us space and pressure us in the air on set pieces.
jod
12/08/2014 12:00:00
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Who of us, including Poch, wants us to play boring side to side football anyway?
MAN ON!
12/08/2014 12:02:00
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