Match Threads Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Spurs - Match Thread - Europa League

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to Win (Including penalties after a draw) and move on to the next round

    Votes: 123 79.4%
  • Spurs to Lose (Including penalties after a draw) and drop out of Europe

    Votes: 32 20.6%

  • Total voters
    155

Fidget

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This has been, at once, the most stressful and hilarious match thread I have ever followed. Thank you and bollocks to you 😂
 

freeeki

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The national stadium is actually alright too. Not a farm field by any stretch.
Aye. Like most things in Skopje, the national stadium was built at great expense with money “borrowed” from the IMF and world bank which Macedonia has no intention of repaying.

Much like their gold replica of Michelangelo’s David next to Mother Teresa’s birthplace.

Meanwhile some of the locals are so poor they fish in the city river for food. A very very bizarre city in a very very bizarre country.
 

Animal farmer

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Congrats!
Lot's of ref's mistakes for both sides. No pen for you on the first half.
May be foul against our GK before the penalty, second goal for you - clear offiside.
 

rossdapep

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That's some cracking build up play with 2 sharp passes from Ndombele. Just hope Jose shows a bit of faith in him.
Jose gets a lot of crap for being a defensive coach and supposedly preferring defensive players instead but there's no way he prefers leaving Ndom on the bench.

He loves his attackers to move the ball quickly and incisevely like that, it's his desired goal.

The problem has always been what happens off the ball. Defensively AND offensively.

If Ndombele shows the same desire off the ball as he did tonight it won't be long before hes one of the first on the team sheet.
 

dondo

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Congrats!
Lot's of ref's mistakes for both sides. No pen for you on the first half.
May be foul against our GK before the penalty, second goal for you - clear offiside.
Take your word for it. Watched 70 minutes of dross stream died and when I got it back working it was 1-2 and they had 9 men 🤪
 

gavspur

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From what I saw, Ndombele did himself proud. Hojbjerg was pretty decent as the sitting midfielder. Son was pretty awful. Kane seemed slow and not interested, no urgency. Sanchez a bit all over the place.
 

elfyid

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I completely forgot we were playing. Judging by the reports I've seen, probably a good thing
 

Nebby

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No need to panic. Lo Celso started brightly but faded understandably. Ndombele injected some much needed positivity and now just needs to up his conditioning. With Bale and a new LB coming in (fingers crossed), we should start to see the likes of Sissoko, Winks, Lucas, Lamela, Sanchez (so, so poor in the air) and Bergwyn back on the bench. Another CB and a forward and we’re looking better.
 

TheChosenOne

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So our next match is against Shkëndija in North Macedonia.

I’ve googled them and they play in Tetovo, which is only about 40 minutes drive from Skopje airport, so thankfully no ridiculous coach journey through the Macedonian mountains which are stunning but a pain in the arse at the best of times.

Tetovo is essentially an Albanian town but in North Macedonia. Half the roads in the city centre are literally made of mud. I’m glad there’s no supporters allowed in because it would be rowdy as hell.

Tetovo is also home to a multi coloured painted mosque which is a stunning gem hidden in quite a drab place.

I feel I’m really outing myself as a full on travel geek with these fixtures but yes I really have been to both Plovdiv and Tetovo 😂
Cheers Judith.
 
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