Recent content by spids

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    Match Threads Spurs vs Burnley - Match Thread

    I think Dier is playign quite well ... and Sissoko two goals in last two home games. Unlucky not to have another today too.
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    Match Threads Spurs vs Burnley - Match Thread

    Only attackers (where any contact is illegal even if clearly accidental). With defenders the hand / arm has to be in an unnatural position, accidental is allowed.
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    Ratings vs Manchester United

    That was as bad as anything served up by Poch this year. Winks and Sissoko as a CM pairing? No thanks! Our best players were Eriksen and Ndombele and they came on way too late to affect the game. Gazza - 6 - Some good saves, but conceded a soft goal early. Aurier - 4 - Partly at fault for their...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Think he has set us up wrong tonight. Very poor performance first 45 mins. Son and Moura not in the game at all. Aurier constantly getting exploited. Hopefully he’ll tweak things at HT.
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Winks

    We are shocking in midfield and getting totally bossed. Winks on a yellow for a pointless tackle has not helped. Last 10 mins of first half Winks pressed higher and it helped us get a foothold. Sissoko is not a pivot player.
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    Match Threads Manchester United vs Spurs - Match Thread

    Quite the opposite. Mourinho is famous for setting his team us to stop the other team when playing away from home. He defends deep, lets them have the ball, and waits for a mistake which enables a quick transition and counter. As such I would be amazed if Jose does not make a change to how we...
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    Team v Manchester United (A)

    I don’t think Dier will start. He was hooked because he was horrendous against Olympiakos.... whatever Jose said afterwards. And he was always starting the next game against Bournemouth at home so as not to destroy his confidence. Mourinho can ‘rest’ him for freshness mid week and play better...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Because ... 1. He hasn't been good for a couple of years 2. He will be 32 in the summer 3. He will cost fairly serious money as January is a sellers market and Man U are a direct rival.
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    Match Ratings Ratings v Bournemouth (H)

    I actually think the first assist was not intended as a pass. On the slow mo you can see a split second of body language going ‘oh no’
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    Team v Manchester United (A)

    I think we will see Jose’s first pragmatic team selection. I think we’ll revert to a 4-3-3 with Sissoko, Dier and Winks supporting Dele, Son and Kane. I think Aurier will still provide the width on the right, but more conservatively.
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Eric Dier

    Couple of questions... 1. Why rotate rather than let one player get a run of games to become sharper / better? 2. Why not try other players in CM who have actually played there before (like Lo Celso)?
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    Match Ratings Ratings v Bournemouth (H)

    Gazza - 7 - Did everything you’d expect him too. Aurier - 7 - Got up and down the right wing all game. Toby - 8 - Two great long passes for our first two goals. Sanchez - 8 - Defending wise our best player today. Verts - 7 - Looked slow and a bit sloppy first half (understandable after a...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    I think privately Jose will be telling Daniel that we really need to spend in January if we want to finish top 4 this year. A DCM being the priority. And I hope it’s not Matic.
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Moussa Sissoko

    Sorry, but he was nowhere near as good as Dele today. He was good, but not that good.
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    Player watch: Toby Alderweireld

    He is far from a liability.