Match Threads K F Shkendija vs Spurs - Match Thread - Round 3

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to go through to the next round

    Votes: 152 95.6%
  • Spurs will fail to go through to the next round

    Votes: 7 4.4%

  • Total voters
    159

cjsimba

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As much as I love him on the ball, ndombele off the ball is just excruciating. Yes he has a languid style but he just jogs around half-arsed the whole time. I’ve heard jose and Sacramento have to say ‘come on tanguy’ and ‘wake up tanguy’ to him a number of times in that first half.

it honestly looks like a lack of fitness mixed with a lack of effort. Both are unforgivable at this stage.

I want him to succeed at the club so much but this is the first time I’m really worried. I thought the penny would have dropped by now.
 

gavspur

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Why was Tanguy asking the officials for the match ball at half time? Seems he was checking the ball pressure. Anyone else see that? He was the last one off the pitch (no jokes).
 

kieranfitchett

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winks seems to have lost any dynamism he once (arguably) had, so one paced, just acts as a rebounder most of the time for our centre halves
 

Phomesy

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Funny how we all perceive football differently - and quixotically.

Everton; Europa first game and first half of the Southampton game had me in despair. I was genuinely thinking Mourinho should be sacked.

This first half I've found decent, Dele's been everywhere. Tanguy started really well before fading a bit but still building that fitness base. We got the early goal. Dele and Toby should have added more. We've looked in control and, apart from Davies and Aurier once each - haven't made horrendous mistakes in possession.

Yet looking at this match thread people are seeing something completely different. Apparently Dele's shit and lazy and not up for it. Winks (who is clearly doing what he's been told to by Mou) is getting slagged for never getting forward. Tanguy's fat and lazy and not up for it. Davies is shit.

The only players who haven't been slagged are Son (totally anonymous apart from the assist - won by Tanguy in reality) and Lamela - totally anonymous apart from the goal.

The lesson is it's safer from spurs fans in the match thread if you don't get near the ball. That way you aren't blamed for what's done with it.

Anyway - much improved Europa performance so far. COYS!
 

Vincent30

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Harry Winks is such a shit footballer.
He excels at nothing, if you're going to have a DM/Deepest CM that is one of the weakest footballers in the history of the world and has no tackling ability. You'd expect his passing to be out of this world and creating a tempo and pushing us forward. I still can't believe some were up in arms we might sell him to City for 40m, i'd take 20m for him.

I'd love to line up to a CM with him in it every week.
 

EaMidSpurs

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Did Jose say f...ing sloppy passing in the first half?
Couldn't agree more.
I'd be embarrassed with some of those passes playing sunday morning football.

Need to increase the intensity in the second half (seems to be a recurring theme).
 

ComfortablyNumb

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This is a team that would get relegated from League 2, we should be able to beat them easily 6-0 without trying very hard

Davies crossing is shit, Alli needs to play the ball faster and we need to play with a bit more intensity
Yes, because we have a distinguished history of thrashing League 2 teams 6-0 and never getting beaten by them in Cup competitions.
 

inclineyid

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got to be able to put this teams like this away. every game just feels like we're huffing and puffing and not doing much at all, no matter the opposition
Every game?! Like the last one when we smashed 4 goals past Southampton in the second half without reply (ridiculous penalty in last minute ignored)
 
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