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Match Threads Brighton vs Spurs

Date
Dec 28, 2023
KO Time
07:30 pm
Score
4 - 2

Match Prediction

  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 67 51.1%
  • Brighton Win

    Votes: 35 26.7%
  • Draw

    Votes: 29 22.1%

  • Total voters
    131

Mattspurs1982

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Aug 2, 2011
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It has at last become safe to point out Johnson's shortcomings without being buried under a ton of 'ffs sake he's only played a couple games' comments. Before he arrived I thought that his YT best skills vid was less than inspiring and little since has changed my mind. Yes he's super fast, but he doesn't do one on ones.
Also people are now spotting that he pulls out of challenges in a way that makes Sonny look like Graham Roberts. 47 mill, really ? Squad player.

Ange has been honest about the forward line tbf and said we need improving in the front third. My mantra has been that we have a superb 1st team from Vic through to AM..but after that we need to find alternatives.A caveat to this is that Biss has hit a rough spot. Sarr will be the one to give way to Bents and be on the bench imo. Sarr's form has dropped lately.

Kulu penalty was particularly annoying. What it proved was the No One from our much admired management team said to him, after he did exactly the same a game before , 'Cut this shit out, you don't defend corners by pulling player's shirts off or we concede pens'. Now that is truly crap management imo. Oh sure Kulu has learnt this lesson NOW and won't repeat, but where was guidance for him on this before his stupidity ?
I also felt that a restraining comment was not made by captain or management when Romero was boiling over vs Chelsea, leading to his disastrous dismissal and the series of defeats leading directly from it.
Being hands off and treating the players as adults and finding their own way has limitations as a management policy imo. Ange often says when asked about discipline...'do you speak to the red carded player'. 'Nah ' he usually goes, 'The player will know how much damage he has done so no need'
You need a word with players sometimes imo.

So Sonny says Brighton was a 'Wake up call' . Why do we need wakeup calls, are the players not motivated enough anyway ? The tail end of the match was bizarre as our players snapped out of their strange trance and played nearer their potential...Brighton 4 up did slack off off, but that last period has given consolation and a glimmer of hope. Udogie too was a small bright spot and we're all delighted for Veliz I'm sure.

Overall though its a gloomy outlook til Feb tbh.
At least it’s only gloomy till feb. At points under Conte and Stellini it seemed like a never ending nightmare
 

spurmin

Well-Known Member
Feb 8, 2005
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Brighton at 4-0 up reminded me of Tottenham being 4-0 up.
Never quite done and dusted.
 

Westmorlandspur

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Feb 1, 2013
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Was sure I saw Donley waiting to come on at one time last night. He obviously didn’t, what happened there. Can anyone enlighten me.
 

RuskyM

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Jul 9, 2011
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Was sure I saw Donley waiting to come on at one time last night. He obviously didn’t, what happened there. Can anyone enlighten me.
We scored the second and Ange reasonably didn't think it was either a free hit or that the team were making enough chances without needing to mix that up (which they were).
 

turbo_lennon

SC Supporter
Dec 9, 2006
121
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Was sure I saw Donley waiting to come on at one time last night. He obviously didn’t, what happened there. Can anyone enlighten me.
I was bit wellied by this point in the match but think that was a potential sub when Kulusevski was down injured after being ‘slam dunk’d’.
 

Thenewcat

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Aug 8, 2019
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He certainly wouldn't have done worse than what we had last night and how do you know unless you play him? Over the years we've lost good young players because they were never given a chance and we could lose the one's we have now unless they get games. If you don't play them when you have a long injury list then when will you?
When they’re ready. And name me a single young player we lost for not getting a chance who turned out to be a top player
 

Shanks

Kinda not anymore....
May 11, 2005
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That may be because you don’t watch much football. He’s been one of the best British youngsters since he was 16 and an obvious talent.
Come on dude, I watch shed loads of football, not just prem, but chapio.ship, league 1, u21 and u18 football, plenty of non league too

No doubting his ability, but he is clearly lacking in strength, and sometimes seemingly desire to get a ball, someone added a list of 20 odd players younger, tend to agree with it in all.honesty
 

Shanks

Kinda not anymore....
May 11, 2005
31,610
20,573
That may be because you don’t watch much football. He’s been one of the best British youngsters since he was 16 and an obvious talent.
In fact, I'm watching Cheltenham v ready tonight, reading fielding some. Very good youngsters these days even though they ain't doing too great (my son is in first teM squad tonight)
 

SPURSLIFE

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Jul 21, 2011
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When they’re ready. And name me a single young player we lost for not getting a chance who turned out to be a top player
The kid from Sporting Lisbon who we were interested in buying back for £40mil and might still, do for one.
 

Thenewcat

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Aug 8, 2019
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The kid from Sporting Lisbon who we were interested in buying back for £40mil and might still, do for one.
He was allowed to leave because we thought he had a terrible attitude. Maybe that’s what made him grow up and become the player he is, but he didn’t go because we didn’t want to play youngsters
 

SPURSLIFE

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Jul 21, 2011
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He was allowed to leave because we thought he had a terrible attitude. Maybe that’s what made him grow up and become the player he is, but he didn’t go because we didn’t want to play youngsters
But we didn't play him. Maybe if we had he wouldn't have had an attitude?
 

punkisback

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Apr 10, 2004
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But we didn't play him. Maybe if we had he wouldn't have had an attitude?
Honestly think sometimes the attitude thing only comes out for decent players. Every good player bar Kane who has made the first team seems to be a “good lad with great attitude” but just doesn’t have the ability to make it. The flair players and talented players just get sold or deemed to have “attitude”
 

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