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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 09:37

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Re: the Spurs thread

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Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:If nothing else it exposes the lack of depth Spurs have with regard to attacking options.


Fair comment. Five high quality international forwards isn't really enough.


Who are the five - Kane, Ali, Song, Lamela and Erikson presumably? Of those only Kane and Erikson are elite level players. If you can stop Eriksson supplying the bullets you can go a long way to stopping Spurs.

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Re: the Spurs thread

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The Modernist wrote:
Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:If nothing else it exposes the lack of depth Spurs have with regard to attacking options.


Fair comment. Five high quality international forwards isn't really enough.


Who are the five - Kane, Ali, Song, Lamela and Erikson presumably? Of those only Kane and Erikson are elite level players. If you can stop Eriksson supplying the bullets you can go a long way to stopping Spurs.

I forgot Lamela. You missed out Lucas Moura. 'Eliteness' is a matter of opinion, but I respect yours, even if it is wrong :) .
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Moura rather than Lamela I suspect?

(Have another go at the Dane’s name. 3rd time lucky.)

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Postby Lord Rother » 04 Dec 2018, 15:39

Ah.

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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 Dec 2018, 17:11

The Modernist wrote:Fair comment. Five high quality international forwards isn't really enough.

Who are the five - Kane, Ali, Song, Lamela and Erikson presumably?

Brave of Alex Song to crossover from Arsenal to Spurs, I never heard much fuss. Or was it Rigobert?
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Re: the Spurs thread

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The Modernist wrote:
Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:If nothing else it exposes the lack of depth Spurs have with regard to attacking options.


Fair comment. Five high quality international forwards isn't really enough.


Who are the five - Kane, Ali, Song, Lamela and Erikson presumably? Of those only Kane and Erikson are elite level players. If you can stop Eriksson supplying the bullets you can go a long way to stopping Spurs.


Kane, Ericksen and (maybe) Son would pass. Lamela, Ali, Moura are certainly not elite level players. As most everyone knows very well.
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Re: the Spurs thread

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The Modernist wrote:Only Kane and Erikson are elite level players.


https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... ier-league
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Re: the one where Diamond Dog tries and fails to get me to pick up his poos

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"the one where Diamond Dog tries and fails to get me to pick up his poos".

But you have me on ignore! How do you know what I'm writing?

By the way - those four examples of your manager's genius subs - if I'm so wide of the mark, maybe you can explain what i'm seeing wrong.

Of course, if you were able to read it, you clown.
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Re: Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 11 Dec 2018, 22:04

Hah. That was pleasing, even if, like all the group stage matches, I didn't actually see it
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Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Dec 2018, 06:18

Interesting subs No 5 :

Take off Walker-Peters (Right Back) replace with Lamela (midfield/forward) 61 mins
Take off Son (midfield/forward) replace with Moura (midfield/forward) 71 mins
Take off Winks (midfield) replace with Llorente (forward) 83 mins.

Score in 85th minute to get a draw at Barcelona to qualify for last 16.

He's getting better at this - maybe he's taking advice from 'someone'.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 26 Dec 2018, 17:01

Satisfactory ;)
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 04 Jan 2019, 21:48

I know it was 'only Tranmere', but largest away win in 136 years of competitive football is worth mentioning.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby John aka Josh » 04 Jan 2019, 23:16

Rayge wrote:I know it was 'only Tranmere', but largest away win in 136 years of competitive football is worth mentioning.








Nice for them to come to Merseyside and be on the other end of a 7:0 drubbing, ;)












A magical afternoon, though games with that sort of score aren't as entertaining or rewarding as a hard fought win.
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Re: the Spurs thread

Postby Rayge » 13 Feb 2019, 22:03

Well, I still have not seen a second of Champions League football this season.but even the Guardian minute by minute was exciting. Hurrah. I really love this team, best they have had in more than half a century, perhaps longer.
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Re: The Spurs Thread

Postby Rayge » 19 Feb 2019, 21:57

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Re: the one where Diamond Dog tries and fails to get me to pick up his poos

Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Feb 2019, 14:30

Spurs well beaten by Burnley today, especially in the second half, Burnley we're just quicker and stronger everywhere. Pochettino was out of order at the end given how dodgy Spurs goal was.
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Re: the one where Diamond Dog tries and fails to get me to pick up his poos

Postby clive gash » 17 Apr 2019, 21:56

:D
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Re: The Spurs Thread

Postby Rayge » 17 Apr 2019, 21:59

Well I never. I was utterly stressed just following it on the Guardian Minute by minute report. God knows how I'd have got though watching it.
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Postby Rayge » 17 Apr 2019, 21:59

clive gash wrote::D


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