Race for the Top 4 - 2018/19

Where will we finish in the league ?


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Lighty64

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I have no doubt that what your saying about the reaction that the new stadium will give us at least we hope it gives us a lift, but I do think right now Liverpool are just that bit better not a great deal but a small margin.
They have invested well VVD was an immense signing who has brought composure and stability to the back line plus the rest are all looking good as well, we on the other hand have had to place our trust in the hands of foyth who I'm sure you would agree is going to be some player in time but at the moment has quite a few mistakes in him which can spread uncertainty across the team.
Whether we was building a stadium or not spurs would never had gone out and spent the type of money they have to get them in the position they need to be.
This isn't a moan off rather a realistic and appreciative view of what they can and are doing compared to what we cannot do, this is no reflection on poch and his efforts just that Liverpool have yet to lose a game and only 1 all season in the CL compared to the 4 defeats in the league and 2 suffered in the CL by us.
over the next 6 weeks Liverpool will be using Lovren and like Foyth he has a mistake in him, and 2 of Liverpool's best defenders this season cost them very little Trent Alex-Arnold and Gomez.

they are flying at the moment but a 4-6 week injury to Salah or Mane could damage their run.

Man C will win the league, if Liverpool don't suffer burnout or injuries they will more likely finish 2nd. the same with us if we don't suffer complete burnout or too many more injuries we should finish 3rd.

Arsenal and Chelsea had similar points totals this time last season as they do now, yet we are +8. in fact by the end of December if we only got 4 more points out of 18, we would be dead level with last season, but people are worried because we are not looking as fluent, and understandable but like I said before I think we are trying to manage games to save burnout because of what happened over the summer
 

wrd

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I think the christmas period will be interesting for Arsenal because during united game, the amount of their players pulling up with injuries said to me that they are going to struggle to get through without losing some players. We are seemingly coping despite injury issues so hopefully that gives us the advantage.

I genuinely feel so far that this season has gone exactly as anticipated after our crappy transfer window in the sense that I felt we were ready to compete and we needed 2 signings to give city and liv a proper run for their money but theyre just out of reach atm. Little investment and we could have had that extra spark in those games. Still all things considered im very happy with what Poch has achieved thus far and come Jan, depending on cleague and league cup results it could be a fantastic first half of the season.
 

E17yid

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Why are people assuming that when we move into the new stadium we’re going to suddenly spring into life. It’s not WHL.

It’s a brand new stadium with a totally different feel to it which everyone at the club, including us, are going to have to get used to. Also, our Wembley form is pretty good these days so I think it’s very optimistic to think we’re going to suddenly improve our home record.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not definitely saying we won’t but the amount of spurs fans I see on here and come across in the real world are just taken it as a given like we’re not going to drop any points at the new WHL and they’ll be no bedding in period. Crazy if you ask me and I think a lot of you might be a tad disappointed when we do move in.
 

wrd

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Why are people assuming that when we move into the new stadium we’re going to suddenly spring into life. It’s not WHL.

It’s a brand new stadium with a totally different feel to it which everyone at the club, including us, are going to have to get used to. Also, our Wembley form is pretty good these days so I think it’s very optimistic to think we’re going to suddenly improve our home record.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not definitely saying we won’t but the amount of spurs fans I see on here and come across in the real world are just taken it as a given like we’re not going to drop any points at the new WHL and they’ll be no bedding in period. Crazy if you ask me and I think a lot of you might be a tad disappointed when we do move in.
Im with you, if anything spending 6 months there is a good warm up for next year
 

TottenhamMattSpur

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I reckon players use their surroundings at times to get their bearings on the pitch.
Wembley was so totally different to WHL with the distance from the pitch of the fans that players would over hit passes, miss shots etc.
The new stadium will be different again and require some adjustment.
The pitch is the same size as Wembley though, so that issue should be sorted already.
 

Lilbaz

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Why did we not go in for Maddison or did we put in a derisery offer?
He would fit in with our style of play and its obvious to anyone with eyes that he is quality. I'm sure we could improve him and if need be sell him for more than we'd have paid for him. Was a no brainer imo
So who out of moura, son, lamela, eriksen or dele would he replace?
 

Spurvert

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City are in a league of their own at the moment, as I think Liverpool will be soon enough.

1 - City (no chance of Liverpool catching them)

2 - Liverpool (no chance of catching City/nobody below catching them)

3 - Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea - honestly think it could be any team in 3rd, 4th, 5th come May. I do think we are the strongest side, Sunday didn't change my mind in the slightest (we lost last season to Arsenal at the Emirates and finished above them) and should finish 3rd. I would favour Arsenal over Chelsea because they've been found out. I think Arsenal will burn out come March/April - I just hope both teams go as far as possible in the Europa League (but don't win it, obviously (and we manage to avoid it by beating Barcelona)

Not going to include United in the Race for anything. They're done.
 

Shadydan

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Why are people assuming that when we move into the new stadium we’re going to suddenly spring into life. It’s not WHL.

It’s a brand new stadium with a totally different feel to it which everyone at the club, including us, are going to have to get used to. Also, our Wembley form is pretty good these days so I think it’s very optimistic to think we’re going to suddenly improve our home record.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not definitely saying we won’t but the amount of spurs fans I see on here and come across in the real world are just taken it as a given like we’re not going to drop any points at the new WHL and they’ll be no bedding in period. Crazy if you ask me and I think a lot of you might be a tad disappointed when we do move in.
I think we'll improve our performances for sure if anything.
 

spursfan77

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Yeah it’s amazing/lucky Kane hasn’t been injured yet, but he’s playing 90 minutes in every game, it will happen soon.

Leicester is going to be a tough game, and our record there is poor off the top of my head, but I’d be tempted to rest him for it because we need him on it for Barcelona and we’ve loads of games coming up.

I don’t want to as I think he’s coming into form and I don’t think Poch will, but the player is going to be pushed to the limit.
Actually after reading this, maybe benching him is completely wrong:

This is the sort of period I like, where you get into a rhythm, get into a routine," he said. "I feel in good shape and I feel I'm at my best when I'm in my rhythm.

"You don't think too much. If you miss a couple of chances you get back quickly. You know where the spaces are, you know where the ball's going to drop.

"It's these sorts of periods in my career where I'm at my best. It might be down to fitness as well -- when teams are tired I exploit the space a bit more. In December and January I hit top form, and winning games is important in this period as well."
 

Dov67

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Why are people assuming that when we move into the new stadium we’re going to suddenly spring into life. It’s not WHL.

It’s a brand new stadium with a totally different feel to it which everyone at the club, including us, are going to have to get used to. Also, our Wembley form is pretty good these days so I think it’s very optimistic to think we’re going to suddenly improve our home record.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not definitely saying we won’t but the amount of spurs fans I see on here and come across in the real world are just taken it as a given like we’re not going to drop any points at the new WHL and they’ll be no bedding in period. Crazy if you ask me and I think a lot of you might be a tad disappointed when we do move in.
in normal circumstances you're right because when teams move to a new stadium its usually straight from their historic home.

In our case we have had an 18 month sojourn at wembley that players and fans are well and truly fed up with. On that basis I think/hope moving into a NWHL will be a major boost for if nothing else, its not wembley

wishful thinking perhaps, but the reasoning is sound.
 

vegassd

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Why are people assuming that when we move into the new stadium we’re going to suddenly spring into life. It’s not WHL.
I think the idea is that we go from a half-filled stadium of ever more depressed fans into a packed out stadium full of happy fans. It's no guarantee of performances on the pitch of course, but I believe the improvement in atmosphere will be considerable.
 

shelfboy68

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People are seriously under estimating just how many away games we’ve played in comparison to the other teams. After tomorrow we will have played 10 of the 16 games away from home which in my mind means that arsenal will have played 10 of their 16 at home. Apart from Man City I don’t think any of the other top 6 would have the points that we do now if they were in the same position.

Being away from home consistently is a real burden.
Up until the arsenal defeat our away form was better than our home one with 2 defeats by city and Liverpool.
 
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