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Premier League Preview - Spurs v Bournemouth

It`s too late Wilshere…..you ain`t going to be able to do your Gooner mates a favour! They're Toast!

Steve Cook has informed Tottenham that he and his Bournemouth teammates will be scrupulously analysing Spurs` strengths and weaknesses. Speaking to Bournemouth`s official website, defender Cook revealed he thrives on playing against the Premier League`s top sides after going up against Chelsea on Saturday. Cook told fans that the Cherries will be going through ways in which they can capitalise on Spurs weaknesses. 'This is why we`re playing football,' Cook said. 'To play against these top-quality sides. It is tough physically and mentally but this is what we`re paid to do. The good thing is that the next game`s just around the corner and hopefully we can put this right and move back up the table. We`ll be working through Spurs` strengths and weaknesses next week but before that we`ll recover after playing against a very tough side.'

Spurs have found a way to win well without Kane but Kane`s first injury is being highlighted as to the reason why we are playing catch up with Chelski. Harry says; 'When you look at the eight league games I`ve missed this season due to injury, we`ve won five and drawn three. So we`re still scoring goals and still winning games, which shows the strength in our squad.' Actually, when Harry suffered ligament damage against Sunderland in September we won our next two league games and then we drew four times in a row, against West Brom, Bournemouth, Leicester City and Arsenal, scoring once from open play. Kane was a sub in the NLD scoring an equaliser from the penalty spot, but he was not fully fit. That 10 game spell without Kane is regarded as ending Spurs' hopes in the League Cup and the Champions League. Alders also went missing with a nerve injury suffered at West Brom in Oct and Spurs managed just two wins in 11 games without him, losing to Monaco and Chelsea, even after Kane's return. Mousa and Rose also struggled for fitness in the autumn, missing five and seven games respectively, and Erik Lamela has not played since the end of October. By January we looked to have overcome our injuries and we were able to put out a full XI and beat Chelski. Poch stuck with the same team against West Brom in the next game and we looked to be in the groove and then Verts rolled his ankle ruling him out for the next four league games, and then Rose suffered a knee injury and in the following match, we scraped a 2-2 draw at City.

Whilst we remain consistent up front it`s at the back that is really giving us the platform to winning games. Our PL record when Alders and Verts start is W14 D3 L1 - Win Ratio of 78%. When either Alders or Vert are absent its W6 D5 L2 - Win Ratio of 46%. In the six league games without Alders late 2016, Spurs' record read as W2 D3 L1, nine points from a possible 18. Almost the gap that now exists between us and Chelski. With first-choice trio: Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen as a team we have scored 64, as a Trio 37 goals, a goal percentage of 57.81%. It was the Champions League, however, where we imploded and ultimately crashed out because Alders was on the sidelines - losing twice and drawing once in his absence. And ditto Verts, four games without Vertonghen (ankle injury) earlier this year was equally under par (W1 D2 L1).

Without our two main defenders, Poch is then forced to ditch his favoured 3-4-2-1 formation, and Spurs lost at Liverpool and then drew at Sunderland, either side of a narrow win over Boro. The sequence was another example of injuries disrupting our shape and rhythm. Chelski have not had to contend with the amount of injuries we have had. We have suffered 27 separate injuries this season, resulting in a total of 829 days missed (Lamela for 201 of those days), Chelsea have suffered just 17 injuries and a total of 396 missed days. The Blues' only significant absentees have been Kurt Zouma, injured last season, John Terry, awol for 99 days with various ailments and Cesc Fabregas, who missed over a month with a thigh strain. But none of these three feature in Antonio Conte's best XI anyway! Conte has had his preferred XI players available for 19 out of 25 league games. Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta have started every league game, while David Luiz hasn`t missed a game since re-joining from Paris Saint-Germain. Poch meanwhile, has been able to use his strongest XI players just twice this season, the Blues and West Brom, and yet, we are still second.

In total, only 17 players have started for Chelsea in the league since their 3-0 defeat at the Woolwich. A core of nine players have more or less played every match. Their lack of European football and Conte's manic attention to detail have factored in their season. Lloris, Kyle Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Rose have started just five league games together this season. Chelsea's back six Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses have started 22 league games in a row before Moses suffered a strain. N'Golo Kante has been absent once, Eden Hazard twice and Diego Costa twice through suspension and following a bust-up with Conte.

So, Bournemouth have to stop our winning run of 11 on the bounce at the Lane. We can`t be complacent, just remember that Eddie Howe`s side have taken points off Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United this season and we could only get a draw earlier this season at the Vitality Stadium back in October. As Eddie Howe said after the Chelsea game; 'I have to compliment Chelsea, they're an outstanding team and their system works very well for them. But I compliment my boys as well because they played very well. In the end Chelsea were too strong.' Steve Cook goes on to say, 'Having faced Diego Costa on Saturday and kept him largely quiet they feel sure they can do the same to Harry.' True! despite losing, Cook did keep Costa off the score sheet but Bournemouth also have to keep Son, Alli and Eriksen quiet, so I think Eddie Howe will find us as equally strong as Chelski!



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Writer:OyVeh Maria
Date:Friday April 14 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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"Cook told fans that the Cherries will be going through ways in which they can capitalise on Spurs weaknesses"..

May be someone should remind him that the defenders from 11 other teams thought the same before arriving at WHL and being sent home with their tails between their legs! Another goal difference of 3 coming up! COYS!
critical_spur
13/04/2017 23:34:00
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Oyveh, just an observation mate... Too many stats and little re team selection, tactics and formations....most unlike you!. Wanyama and Harry back, Trippier or Walker? Save Demebele for the Cup?...
critical_spur
13/04/2017 23:41:00
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Hmm, strange! This article hasn't appeared on the front page yet, I only found it via a link from the Forum. I might end up talking to myself! Note the time stamp on post to confirm when others may see this. Tino?..
critical_spur
13/04/2017 23:43:00
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Be good to score a few today .... GD could decide the title! Looks like the squad have turned a huge corner to survive two periods of massive injury concerns this season. Let’s hope everyone stays fit for the run-in. Parking the bus no longer seems such a problem for our squad. They just keep to a steady game plan and have the belief that they will win. Is that a winning mentality?
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 09:09:00
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Spurs 3 - 0 Bornemouth.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 09:11:00
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OyVeh .... Thanks for the article but I have to agree with Critical. Your recent previews seem to lose the focus on the match and wander into areas that could be covered by a separate article. No disrespect intended (obviously) ... and just my opinion.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 09:17:00
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With regard to Kane's injuries, if he'd played every game he missed through injury would he now be where he ended up last season ? running on empty with nothing left for the run in.
jod
14/04/2017 09:45:00
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Being partial to stats myself, I actually welcome this article and I found it quite insightful! Thanks OyVeh. Maybe it isn't related to this specific match and the stats would have indeed been better presented in a separate article, but I found them fascinating. There is definitely a case to be made for injuries explaining the gap between us and Chelsea. The win percentage when Toby is absent, and even more importantly when Jan is absent, is quite telling. I have also been saying that Kane's absence has cost us more than a lot of fans want to admit - yes we didn't lose much without him, but that 4 game sequence OyVeh points to ("Actually, when Harry suffered ligament damage against Sunderland in September we won our next two league games and then we drew four times in a row, against West Brom, Bournemouth, Leicester City and Arsenal, scoring once from open play") is probably the biggest explanation of the gap between us and Chelsea. Had we won just 2 of those matches, we'd be within striking distance of Chelsea now. I also was interested by Chelsea's squad policy - definitely a case for quality over quantity. Regarding the game, I respect Eddie Howe and I think he's doing very well, but I believe we'll be too strong for Bournemouth tomorrow. Let's hope we take care of business at home, and that Mourinho does us a favour on Sunday (using all of his dirty tricks against Chelsea, I don't care ;-)). I was actually at the game between Anderlecht and Man U in Brussels last night - hopefully the draw will have fired Man U up and they will want to take out their frustration on Chelsea!
BelgianSpur
14/04/2017 10:00:00
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Hey Geofspurs, I know you live in the future, but the match is on tomorrow! :0) Clocks must have gone forward by a day in Aus!
Critical_Spur
14/04/2017 10:01:00
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All stats aside. All injuries aside. Spurs have played some damn fine football this season. Long may it continue. Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Bournemouth.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 10:05:00
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Critical .... Hope I haven't spoiled the game for you by giving the result away. That's the trouble with living in the future! By the way .... when you're watching it don't be downhearted if it's 0-0 on 90 minutes. We were just warming up until then.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 10:09:00
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Sorry Geof, 0-0 at full time, 3-0 at the end. Don't think I can handle the stress any more! But our saviour is back itching to get his hands on that shiny boot!... BTW, bitterly disappointed with Alli not included on the PotY short list. COYS!
Critical_Spur
14/04/2017 10:15:00
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I really enjoyed reading the stats and their inferences. I take Geoff and Critical's points, but the articles have a habit of delving into different areas anyway and I'm sure there will still be a discussion about tactics, team selection etc. On Chelsea's injuries record, this goes back much further than Conte's reign. I remember reading some stats a couple of seasons that analysed all the EPL clubs' injury records going back to Mourinho's initial spell at the club and Chelsea had by far the best record (i.e. the least amount of injuries) of all the clubs. And Mourinho used to operate with a relatively small squad. Arsenal had nearly the worst record, something like three times the amount of lost days compared to Chelsea. Our record at that time wasn't too good either although I can't remember the exact stats.
Gary Onedaysoon
14/04/2017 10:22:00
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If it wasn't for our injuries we could be top of the league? If it wasn't for the 8 draws, we could be top of the league? If me Auntie was called Bob, maybe I should I be calling her "Uncle" (?) If only Jansssen were as good as Kane and Son had scored twice as many goals? If only Chelsea were rubbish this season and the Foxes weren't so good last season, eh? If! If the Blues Lose and the Lilywhites just keep on winning?!
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 10:29:00
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If Chelsea had been in Europe and had the same injury problems as us .... what then, one wonders.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 10:32:00
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Lol Dele-Arri, so true! But seriously though, I originally pointed out during Kanes's 1st injury that those draws could come back to bite us at the end of the season, yet that point was fought vociferously by some at the time suggesting that with Harry missing, we were doing great. My response at the time was that out of the top 6 teams we probably had the best continuity (squad wisefrom last season) and you look at those draws v Leicester (who were imploding), B'mouth (numbers makers in the PL), WBA and apart from Arsenal, we really should've done better. Let down by some of our other players failing to turn up. Any way, water under the bridge, let's consolidate 2nd and see what happens. COYS!
Critical_Spur
14/04/2017 10:38:00
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Gary - your post got me thinking - how much does that play into a team's recruitment policy? Wenger is known to have a soft spot for talented, flair players, and seems willing to overlook those players' injury histories if he rates them. Cazorla, Rosicky, Walcott, Wilshere, AOC, Welbeck, signing an injured Kallstrom, it just seems that he has been willing to take the good with the bad. To some extent, we have been guilty of it in the past, with Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate, and others. Chelsea, on the other hand, have moved on from/given up on some very good players just because they didn't seem to be able to cope with the physical side of the PL. Does it come down to being willing to take gambles on talented players, or have a very risk-averse approach with injury history? Food for thought.
BelgianSpur
14/04/2017 10:49:00
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I read a stat partway through last season, that at one stage, after Harry had scored 15 of his eventual 25 PL goals, that if he had not played in any of those matches in which he had scored those 15, we could have even been 1 point better off without his added goals for! His goals had only made us one point more in difference. (the draw against Arsenal) but his own goal against the Swans, lost us the lead and therefore 2 points. It' a funny old game. Stat true? Yes, it is.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 10:52:00
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Whose to say we would have won those drawn matches WITH Harry playing? We just don't know. We may have lost one or two. We didn't.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 10:54:00
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I suppose every team can provide their own 'ifs'.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 11:01:00
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Indeed BS, there has to be some substance in that, regarding both Chelsea and Arsenal. It's a criticism that has been levelled at Wenger for many years now - Arsenal's recruitment policy and internal fitness regime. It's quite ironic really given how Wenger revolutionised the English game's attitude to fitness in the first few years after his arrival.
Gary Onedaysoon
14/04/2017 11:16:00
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With Harry in the team we lost against Chelsea, Liverpool and Man U and drew against Man City (without him scoring in any of those matches). We drew 0-0 against Sunderland and drew against Everton and Liverpool 1-1, again, without Harry scoring. Should we also regret all of those 8 matches in which he did play. We have proved to be better so far (overall) than all of these teams in the PL, bar one. Unfortunately we are not yet perfect. Not yet invincible. With or without Mr. Kane.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 11:27:00
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7 matches!
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 11:39:00
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By the way, these VS articles often, (if not always), appear on the forum long before they do on the front pages.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 12:12:00
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BelgianSpur - "Chelsea's squad policy - definitely a case for quality over quantity". Actually more about having no European football to worry about and so less players needed for less matches and seven days to prepare for most games while the opposition have three or four. In other words just like Leicester the previous season they have used the advantage they have been given.
jod
14/04/2017 12:25:00
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jod .... I agree. Whoever misses out on Europe will have quite an advantages next season. Ironical. really.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 13:13:00
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Jod, Liverpool haven't had European football either yet they are trailing us by five points having played a game more. If it's such a simple cause and effect, how do you explain that?
Gary Onedaysoon
14/04/2017 13:14:00
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Sorry Geoff, it was 91 minutes. You are behind me in time, by 2 hours, I'm fully confident we should win this one ... win our next 2 then we can drop a point and win last 6 on bounce means 2nd and fa cup winners.
E17YID
14/04/2017 13:48:00
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E17YID .... Yes, that's true .... so it's time you went to bed! I think we'd better win the next two as well. After that .... who Knows? :-)
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 14:20:00
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Gary Onedaysoon, if Liverpool were in Europe, its possible they'd be even worse off than they currently are.
Guyver
14/04/2017 14:23:00
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Guyver, by that logic you could equally argue that Chelsea would still be top of the table even if they were in Europe.
Gary Onedaysoon
14/04/2017 14:27:00
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Once again B'mouth is a team over which our quality, confidence and fitness should be overwhelming. I expect a 3-0 Spurs win. Nice to have the early start to set the tone for the weekend games.
jvd
14/04/2017 14:34:00
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jod - when Chelsea won the league 2 seasons ago, they did so with very little rotation and they were in the CL. Having no European football of course helps, but in Chelsea's case they just seem to rely on the same core of hugely talented players regardless of how many competitions they are in, which great success. It's definitely a case of quality over quantity for me.
BelgianSpur
14/04/2017 14:39:00
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Quite simply, Chelsea have had a far superior team than Liverpool have had during the course of 2016-17. - Leicester, not being in Europe last season, doesn't in any way explain their run away success in the PL. At the start of the season they were many peoples favourites to be relegated! The rest, by way of any form of explanation, (European football or not) is just mere speculation. Oh, and the Foxes may yet still make the CL semi and amazingly, the final. Just a few weeks ago, they were once again looking like relegation candidates. How do we explain this? :-)
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 14:40:00
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With great success, not which *
BelgianSpur
14/04/2017 14:40:00
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Gary, thats possible too, but the point is, being in Europe isn't going to have a positive impact on league form. Teams playing in Europe have less preparation, more games, meaning potentially more fatigue, more injuries, long flights ect. With the right squad and management, these challenges can be minimized, but they are still challenges that can and negatively impact league form.
Guyver
14/04/2017 14:49:00
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OyVeh Maria has earned the right to organize his pre-match articles how he wants, around tactics and personnel or around statistics. LOL. He's been doing a yeoman's duty writing these articles and deserves my appreciation.

As to tomorrow's match, the way the lads have been playing we've a right to expect another three points and a lengthening of our lead on goal difference. I expect to us win the GD lead for the league the way we have been playing, and I expect us to lengthen our lead over the clubs behind us, and I expect us to either maintain or shorten the distance between us and Scum. Might even win the whole thing if they slip a bit. Stranger things have happened. COYS.
Falstaff the Fool
14/04/2017 14:53:00
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Eddie Howe is calling for his players to be aggressive against us tomorrow. They were in the first game and it paid off as we do not function well when the opposition harass USB all overboard the pitch. We need to start equally aggressively and score early goals. Howe says he thinks they were competitive against Chelsea, I thought they terrible although I missed most of the first half. Chelsea were largely untroubled in the second half and won easily. So does more aggression equal further injuries for us or will the referee clamp down early? As for concentrating on weaknesses I expect most of their play to be focused on our left flank with Daniels posing a threat on the other wing. We should win but I'm not expecting an easy game.
Harry-Kari
14/04/2017 14:59:00
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I hope the ref has his cards ready, because I watched Bournemouth vs Chelsea and they were flying in with tackles.
Guyver
14/04/2017 15:02:00
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This season, when Bournemouth have been at their best, it was mostly through playing good, attacking football. It has also been their downfall against better teams, when being left far too open because of it. If they want any joy against Spurs tomorrow, I don't believe it will come from playing dirty and mean. It'll be playing into our hands as much as it would be if they were to indeed concentrate on their open and attacking football style. We can match them with our own form of physicality, no problem. We can definitely outplay them without worry. I'm confident that it'll be another easy win for Spurs, either way. In fact, I'm betting we'll thrash them senseless!
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 15:10:00
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How's the identity crisis going? Good article, Oyver, with some interesting stats. Spurs 6 Bournemouth 0 COYS!
jerkinmahjurgen
14/04/2017 15:17:00
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I don't disagree with any of that Guyver. But my point is that Jod's continuously rolled out dictum that playing in Europe = domestic failure is too simplistic. Chelsea and Man Utd under Ferguson managed to compete in both competitions every year. Arsenal have qualified for the knock out stages of the CL whilst always staying in the top 3 or 4 in the EPL. And unless a club gets to the latter stages of a European competition, we're talking about 6 to 8 European games at most a season, under a quarter of the number of games played in the domestic league. There are also some immediate benefits to playing in Europe, such as increased players' confidence gained after a win against notable opposition and the experience of playing teams from different leagues.
Gary Onedaysoon
14/04/2017 15:18:00
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Dele ... Probably the easiest way to explain things is .... it's Football, full of twists and turns and the unpredictable. Gotta love football.
Geofspurs
14/04/2017 15:52:00
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Yes and Tottenham do tend to show us some DELightful twists and turns whilst continuously pressing and HARRYing the opposition into submission. Love it!
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 15:58:00
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Gary Onedaysoon, Those benefits that you list, certainly didn't apply to us this season. Maybe the opposite is true, ie our confidence dropped. Our run of 1 win in 10, including 4 consecutive EPL draws, was right in the middle of the CL group stage.. ironically, Chelsea were on their 13 game winning streak. We could blame the Kane injury... but we have coped very well without him (and Rose) recently.. I do agree with you that Europe doesn't = domestic failure though. As long as you have the right players + management, you can go strong in both competitions. Lots of examples of that across Europe.
Guyver
14/04/2017 16:06:00
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To add to our joy of Harry being back and fit and speaking of Rose - Pochettino has informed us that Danny could well be fit and ready himself as early as for next week.
Dele-Arri
14/04/2017 16:30:00
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Off topic but have to get it out of me. It is not the position we need at the moment but I really believe this player is going to develop in to one of the best world players. Frank kessie. He gives me the same feel as one Garth bale did when he was at forest and right until he became that player. Just had to mention kessie and hope the club get him .Coys
bazdog
14/04/2017 19:10:00
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4-1 victory
62rovinella
14/04/2017 19:16:00
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Gary - the notion I was trying to disprove is that you absolutely need a big squad to compete on miltiple fronts, and I think that's what jod was reacting to. Nobody can dispute that having less games to play and less travel is probably best for the squad over a season. The challenge comes from keeping up good performances despite having many games to play. Different clubs approach this differently. Some of the Man U squads you referred to had huge squads, with as many as 5 strikers in the squad, for example. Yet Chelsea seem to achieve success with significantly less players. Why/how?
BelgianSpur
15/04/2017 08:06:00
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Bazdog - another player I have been watching and who is quietly developing into a great player is Christian Pulisic, a 20 year old American who plays for Dortmund. In the US they are already mad about him, and he is already arguably the best American player around at the moment. He is becoming an important player for Dortmund. He came on at half time against Monaco to try to turn the game around and he looked very lively. He seems to have 2 good feet and he can play anywhere behind the striker. I can see many good reasons to buy him, being very young, a quick, high intensity player in a good league, a creative player who could back up Eriksen plus he's American and marketing wise, it probably wouldn't hurt. Worth a google if you don't know who he is.
BelgianSpur
15/04/2017 08:13:00
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BS, as I said to Guyver, I'm not disputing that playing in Europe has an effect on domestic form, but its the degree that it impacts that I disagree with Jod. His point, repeatedly made over the last two seasons, is that you cannot compete for the EPL whilst also competing in Europe. And he uses Leicester last season and Chelsea this season as proof. I believe he also gave Liverpool as an example (as did others) earlier in the season. At any given time there are a multitude of factors that contribute to a team's performance and position in the table, Europe being only one of them. It's just too simplistic to cite isolated examples like Chelsea and Leicester as 'proof' when there many more examples that demonstrate the opposite. In fact Conte this morning is quoted as saying 'It a “great mistake” to believe that his side were top of the table only because they did not have to play in Europe '.
Gary Onedaysoon
15/04/2017 09:04:00
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Gary - we aee on the same page then. An effect? Yes. An excuse? No. As you pointed out, teams have done it in the past so it's not impossible. This being said, doubles are rare, trebles are historic and quadruples unheard of. It takes a special squad to make it happen.
BelgianSpur
15/04/2017 09:30:00
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A single meaningful trophy would be a great acheivement at this stage BS. So let's not limit our options by focusing on only one competition per season.
Gary Onedaysoon
15/04/2017 09:42:00
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White Hart Lane now has now become a worthy 3 Points Lane! Let's make a final charge. COYS!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 09:57:00
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My take on the EPL and Europe is that 'GENERALLY' speaking it is far more difficult when competing in both. Obviously, like all things in football, there will be exceptions. There are also many side issues and the unknown that can make an impact when competing in both competitions. And, of course, there is the LC and FA Cup as well. More difficult but not impossible.
Geofspurs
15/04/2017 10:16:00
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I'm hoping to see the return of Victor, Kyle and Harry in the starting line-up today. If not all or any one of them on from the off, I'll still be just as confident of a comfortable win, seeing them sat on the bench. If Harry doesn't score at least a couple today, then you can all call me Arsene W***er for the the rest of the Easter weekend and the Cadburys cream eggs and Hot (Spur) cross buns are on me! - 4, maybe 5 nil! Easy does it!
Dele-Arri
15/04/2017 10:27:00
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Oy Veh An interesting article with the injury stats. etc. Yes agree that our slump in October is the reason that put us in 2nd PL spot, 7 points behind Chavs. We will have to be able to handle Bournemouth's aggressive and fouling play today. I can see them playing Park the bus and the same as against Chelsea. An early spurs goal will draw them out and we can then dispatch them as in the Watford game. Wilshire will be trying his best to upset Dele and I hope the ref deals with this early in the game. COYS
Block D Spurs
15/04/2017 10:44:00
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BelgianSpur, I think if you look at Chelseas best season (2007/8) tackling both CL and premiership football, they had quite a big and talented squad. The year they won the CL (2012) they had a poor EPL campaign, so can't include that. Their last premiership title, in 2014/15, they were knocked out of the CL by 10 man PSG and were starting to show signs of fatigue. I think Alex Ferguson hit the sweet spot as far as squad management and getting the best out of what he had available.
Guyver
15/04/2017 11:17:00
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Dele-Arri, one think I am pretty confident on is that your two namesake players will start. Wouldn't surprise me if Trippier and Walker share time. As much as I want to see Sissoko given a weeknd off, I expect Poch to persevere with him on the bench. Eriksen, Alli and 2 x Kane goals. COYS! Sorry Geof, 3-0 is a thing of the past, you have to up it to 4-0!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 11:23:00
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Hopefully, a record that none of us can remember, will be broken with a win. COYS!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 11:25:00
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So, Walker and Kane the only changes. COYS!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 11:29:00
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Lloris (C), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Son, Eriksen, Dele, Kane .Subs: Lopez, Trippier, Wimmer, Wanyama, Onomah, Sissoko, Janssen.
Dele-Arri
15/04/2017 11:30:00
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Harry looks fresh, bright eyed and above all, confident. Show us a trick or three! Get in there my Son and Dele, do a Pele!
Dele-Arri
15/04/2017 11:36:00
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Belgianspur I have not seen much of pulsac but we are heavily linked now as the head man as been watching. I will have to look at him more myself but your so right on what I have read about him and the USA market for Spurs would be great buy. Take care coys
bazdog
15/04/2017 12:17:00
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In my life of being Spurs daft this is the best time of being that person and it is magic and you Spurs fans are the best coys one team
bazdog
15/04/2017 12:21:00
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Get in Mousa! Go on my Son!
BelgianSpur
15/04/2017 12:58:00
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Well, we seem to mastered the art of penetrating parked buses, alas, poor finishing. Could easily have been 5-0. Very comfortable. COYS!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 13:11:00
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Why so late on using sub's
123spurs
15/04/2017 13:58:00
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Coys
123spurs
15/04/2017 14:16:00
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Well done Vincent. Shame he didn't come on earlier, but emphatic win and great display all round. COYS!
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 14:18:00
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Was Boruc just applying for a job??? LOL! Janssen! Yes! This team is playing unbelievable football at the moment. OK that's it for the teams we should beat, now on to real competition. Chelsea here we come!
jvd
15/04/2017 14:19:00
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I've got cream egg all over me buns! Oooooh.
Dele-Arri
15/04/2017 14:22:00
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A big well done to Dembele (MoTM). About time he scored! and a great strike too! Disappointed that we only score one in injury time! :o)
Critical_Spur
15/04/2017 14:34:00
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Only negative was sissoko. He's just not what we need or want.
E17YID
15/04/2017 14:36:00
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A very good win again.. At last we are beating "lesser" teams as we should. I have to say this spurs squad is the most solid tactical playing team, I have seen for a long time. We should have had 7 goals but well done Cherries goalkeeper made 6 + goal line saves. If we can keep this level and increase from now on, FA Cup semi is ours and then the final. With PL second place if not 1st if Chelsea falter. COYS
Block D Spurs
15/04/2017 14:38:00
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