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Match Threads Leicester vs Spurs - Match thread - Day 38 - KO 4:00pm

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to win and qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to win but fail to qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 17 6.5%
  • Spurs to lose but still qualify for Europe

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to lose and fail to qualify for Europe

    Votes: 206 78.9%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 6 2.3%
  • Goal-less Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    261

dbspurs

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Sep 21, 2005
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Loving the revisionism going on in this thread and others.

Until Schmeichel punched the ball in his own net the game was over. Then it was the Bale show.

Once we got back to 2-2 the Leicester players visibly shit the bed and were there for the taking.

A shit performance up to 75 mins on par with Leeds, Villa and 1st half Southampton game.

I'm relieved we won the game but I'm not going to gloss over how shit we were before Schmeichel lost his mind and Bale worked his magic.
 

TheChosenOne

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Dec 13, 2005
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Loving the revisionism going on in this thread and others.

Until Schmeichel punched the ball in his own net the game was over. Then it was the Bale show.

Once we got back to 2-2 the Leicester players visibly shit the bed and were there for the taking.

A shit performance up to 75 mins on par with Leeds, Villa and 1st half Southampton game.

I'm relieved we won the game but I'm not going to gloss over how shit we were before Schmeichel lost his mind and Bale worked his magic.

Sums up the reason I felt I couldn't watch the game in real time. Not good for my fragile ticker not my mental disposition.
I've paid for &/or seen Spurs lose many times over the last 55 years - I don't mind us losing it comes with the territory but losing and drawing so many games this season down to stupidity and incompetence was something I felt I didn't need. It didn't mean I had a peaceful couple of hours - far from it - I was a nervous wreck in absentia.
 

CoopsieDeadpool

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Jun 8, 2012
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I can’t believe the mods haven’t been all over this blatant online bullying I’ve received from you! I feel like the Harry Winks of SC. You’re obviously the Doherty;)



Had some proper belly laughs with you over the weekend pal. As you said in the post that I quoted. There's been some really shitty stuff throughout our club over the last couple of months but the humour on here has just got funnier with each worsening day. :)

Don't know what's been more surprising. The massive decline in our club, or discovering you've got a sense of humour :wideyed: :cautious: :finger:



?
 

Dzejkob

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Aug 13, 2012
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I have to admit yesterday for the first time in a long time I smiled during Spurs game. That's a nice feeling which instantly made me think there will be life after Kane. Ahh you don't need much as a fan to find hope again, do you...
 
May 17, 2018
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Whats worse is that VAR reviewed it and still give it. Its more than incompetence

I reckon it's one of those ridiculous loopholes where the VAR can give a penalty if it was missed and the ref didn't give it (the first one), but can't give a penalty if the ref DID give it and it was clearly wrong (second).
 
May 17, 2018
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Loving the revisionism going on in this thread and others.

Until Schmeichel punched the ball in his own net the game was over. Then it was the Bale show.

Once we got back to 2-2 the Leicester players visibly shit the bed and were there for the taking.

A shit performance up to 75 mins on par with Leeds, Villa and 1st half Southampton game.

I'm relieved we won the game but I'm not going to gloss over how shit we were before Schmeichel lost his mind and Bale worked his magic.

At the same time, the only goals they scored were from penalties, one of which was a shocking decision. Every goal we scored was merited, Schmeichel punch aside.
 

spursfan77

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Aug 13, 2005
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A terrible penalty decision for their second. But I did enjoy bale laughing at their fans when he scored his first goal. Watch him celebrate, it’s quite funny.
 

mumfordspur

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Sep 10, 2020
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Ryan Mason.
Best win % of any of our previous managers
bar none.

Just saying.

Winks and Doherty both played well.
New Manager will be well impressed.
Will have to find some new scapegoats.
4 goals away from home
against a team vying for CL.
They didn't score in open play
two penalties only.

better late than never.
Roll on 2021/22
I disagree I don't think Mason is ready to manage us full time.
As for Doherty & Winks utter toilet up to yesterday.
 

HedgieSpur

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Jan 21, 2020
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Firstly we don't know which ndombele would have shown up, he has been very poor for the second half of the season and on merit I cannot imagine how he would have deserved a place in the starting line up.

I am a huge Bale fan and I would have liked him to start and play 90, but I can certainly understand why mason urged on the side of caution.

Let's just make this clear, city are by far the best team in the league and probably the best team in Europe at the moment, they generally play high press and like to starve the other team of ball.

By playing ndombele and bale together you would be hoping that individual brilliance would win us the game. I am pretty sure we would have been rolled over with ease. Off the ball we would have struggled as both these players are not the best at winning the ball back or work rate.

He tried to pass through midfield and get us playing football but that didn't work, getting beat off the best team in Europe with a flat performance doesn't reflect badly on mason but more on the squad we have.

I think against bigger teams we need to find a way to play bale and if he regains his form ndombele but with son, Kane, lo celso or Dele we would struggle. This is why José kept playing more defensive teams to try to give the platform for son and Kane. And generally had relative success early in the season, but the football was not entertaining.

I think he has done ok, would a better manager help matters? Probably, but let's not stick the knife in, they are not outlandish decisions.

I don't see it as "sticking the knife in". Its an honest appraisal of how he has performed since taking over. Im my view, he's done pretty poorly in both team selection and tactics.

As I said upthread, he has zero experience and shouldn't have been given the job, so its hardly surprising that he has struggled. He needs to go back to coaching the youths, learn his trade and lets see how he gets on over time. This current obsession with foisting ex-players quickly into managerial positions is doing them a huge disservice imo.

Let them do what we all have had to do....learn our trade and garner experience.
 

davidmatzdorf

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Jun 7, 2004
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Loving the revisionism going on in this thread and others.

Until Schmeichel punched the ball in his own net the game was over. Then it was the Bale show.

Once we got back to 2-2 the Leicester players visibly shit the bed and were there for the taking.

A shit performance up to 75 mins on par with Leeds, Villa and 1st half Southampton game.

I'm relieved we won the game but I'm not going to gloss over how shit we were before Schmeichel lost his mind and Bale worked his magic.
We had not been playing well until the equaliser, I agree. It was the usual pair of problems: inability to retain the ball in midfield and lack of coordination, combined with individual errors, in defence.

But the reason we won running away wasn't primarily to do with improvement by Spurs. Leicester needed to win. It was like a cup game for them: a draw was little use, so they pressed forward in search of a winner ... and that's when Bale will murder you.

People always attribute good or bad team play to our own players In this case, we won the game mainly because Leicester needed to alter their approach after they conceded the second equaliser and that enabled our top quality attacking players to take advantage.

I was surprised that none of the after-match commentary touched upon this. It seemed obvious at the time.
 

JimmyG2

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Dec 7, 2006
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I disagree I don't think Mason is ready to manage us full time.
As for Doherty & Winks utter toilet up to yesterday.
Actually we agree.
I didn't say Ryan was ready
I was just pointing out a statistical quirk.
And I said that
Doherty and Winks played well yesterday.
Which they did.
 

Marty

Audere est farce
Mar 10, 2005
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I'm still furious about the second penalty. I don't often let refereeing decisions get to me any more but I'm finding it really bloody hard to get over that one even when we won the game.

Absolute fucking scandal.
 

mumfordspur

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Sep 10, 2020
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As I said yesterday I have really enjoyed this thread but I have a horrible nasty side and I haven't had enough downvotes lately and this point has been bothering me.

I have watched the 2nd penalty back several times and for the life of me I cannot see why everyone is saying it wasnt a pen.

It happens so quickly it is never 100% clear but on one angle the last shot shows Sanchez's right hand on Pikeys arm and then he goes down like a sack of spuds.

In all seriousness and in the spirit of good debating what are people seeing that I am not.
 

ardiles

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Nov 24, 2006
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We had not been playing well until the equaliser, I agree. It was the usual pair of problems: inability to retain the ball in midfield and lack of coordination, combined with individual errors, in defence.

But the reason we won running away wasn't primarily to do with improvement by Spurs. Leicester needed to win. It was like a cup game for them: a draw was little use, so they pressed forward in search of a winner ... and that's when Bale will murder you.

People always attribute good or bad team play to our own players In this case, we won the game mainly because Leicester needed to alter their approach after they conceded the second equaliser and that enabled our top quality attacking players to take advantage.

I was surprised that none of the after-match commentary touched upon this. It seemed obvious at the time.

I think the Leicester players tried to give their all but when we scored our second goal so late in the game , the opponents gave up.
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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Jul 10, 2008
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Funny to think a team with such good recruitment only finished 4 points above us when we've had our worst season in about 12 years...
 

PLTuck

Eternal Optimist
Aug 22, 2006
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So do Leicester have a "winning mentality" or not? I'm confused. Is a winning mentality something that can come and go week to week?

*opens bag of popcorn*
 
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