Match Threads Spurs vs Newcastle - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 69 78.4%
  • Newcastle Win

    Votes: 6 6.8%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 11 12.5%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 2 2.3%

  • Total voters
    88
  • Poll closed .

Yakflange

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Slightly strange tactics of crossing the ball more than I've seen all season but having Llorente on the bench.

Bit of a laboured perfomance at times but that's also down to Newcastle's defensive solidity. Didn't create too many good chances and made a mess of the ones we did create.

Still, we plugged away and turned the screw towards the end and deserved the win.

Now to enjoy the rest of the weekend's football. An Arsenal draw (or even win) at City would probably make me quite happy, but then again seeing them totally slaughtered would too. Conflicted...
 

luRRka

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Slightly strange tactics of crossing the ball more than I've seen all season but having Llorente on the bench.

Bit of a laboured perfomance at times but that's also down to Newcastle's defensive solidity. Didn't create too many good chances and made a mess of the ones we did create.

Still, we plugged away and turned the screw towards the end and deserved the win.

Now to enjoy the rest of the weekend's football. An Arsenal draw (or even win) at City would probably make me quite happy, but then again seeing them totally slaughtered would too. Conflicted...
I thought we created quite a few. Another day and we could have scored a hatful.

Good chances off the top of my head: moura free header, llorente missed 2 good chances, lamela hit the bar, sissoko had a good chance which was nearly parried for a tap in for sanchez, eriksen cleared off the line, someone else hit the post for us too I'm sure. Seem to remember another cleared off the line too.
 
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dagraham

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A struggle, but no doubt we deserved the win.

Son showing that if you’re prepared to shoot from distance and hit the target then you always have the chance to score. Too many times we were trying to walk it in.

On a negative note ( it’s SC so there always has to be one :D), Moura and Lamela demonstrating recently that they are a long, long way from pushing the likes of Son and Dele for their places in the first team. They are by no means poor players, but have been disappointing.
 

lis spur

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That strange moment in a Spurs fan life when you want the Goons and Spam to get some kind of result ,but if they dont ok,is this a win ,win??
 

1882andallthat

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In case they do, if any of the stupid pundits try to claim that Llorente's assist for that goal should have been ruled out due to being handball they will be talking b*locks. (Shearer I'm anticipating you to chip in with something like that with your Newcastle bias). He didn't lean into that at all and if his arm did touch the ball he didn't really have much of a choice to get out of the way as he was shoved into the way of it whilst in the air when jumping with the Newcastle defender..
 

Yakflange

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I thought we created quite a few. Another day and we could have scored a hatful.

Good chances off the top of my head: moura free header, llorente missed 2 good chances, lamela hit the bar, sissoko had a good chance which was nearly parried for a tap in for sanchez, eriksen cleared off the line, someone else hit the post for us too I'm sure
The Moura free header was the worst miss - he put it well wide too. Aside from that, agreed - we should have buried one of the others.

But given how much possession we had, I still don't think we created enough - but as I said that's also due to how solid and organised Newcastle are.
 

rez9000

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Slightly strange tactics of crossing the ball more than I've seen all season but having Llorente on the bench.

Bit of a laboured perfomance at times but that's also down to Newcastle's defensive solidity. Didn't create too many good chances and made a mess of the ones we did create.

Still, we plugged away and turned the screw towards the end and deserved the win.

Now to enjoy the rest of the weekend's football. An Arsenal draw (or even win) at City would probably make me quite happy, but then again seeing them totally slaughtered would too. Conflicted...
Don't feel conflicted, old chap - whatever happens will be positive: If City win, then the gap is enlarged, If Arse win, then we stay above City, and if they draw, we might drop to third, but we'd be level with City and still slightly further away for one of the chasing pack. It's all good.
 

rez9000

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In case they do, if any of the stupid pundits try to claim that Llorente's assist for that goal should have been ruled out due to being handball they will be talking b*locks. (Shearer I'm anticipating you to chip in with something like that with your Newcastle bias). He didn't lean into that at all and if his arm did touch the ball he didn't really have much of a choice to get out of the way as he was shoved into the way of it whilst in the air when jumping with the Newcastle defender..
Spot on. It could even be argued that it was the contact from the defender that pushed him laterally causing the ball to make contact with his arm. Had the defender not made contact, it would have hit his chest. It was ball to arm, not arm to ball.
 

IfiHadTheWings

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COYS... absolutely proud of my club through all the adversity this season we have the grit, determination and belief.

Fuck em all fuck em all Utd, West Ham Liverpool.
 
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