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Ronny Rosenthal
Jul 15, 2004
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That’d definitely be the starting six but Benty can’t play too much too soon and with Biss & Sarr off in Jan we’re going to need some decent options just to mix it up a bit.
Said before I’d like to see Kulu given a go through the middle as I think he could be quality.
i dont disagree i'd like to see it too i just worry that we'd lose a lot on the right in terms of his work off the ball that goes somewhat underrated i think. As for Jan there is no way we get away without buying a midfielder, and early. Along with a CB that is a priority, more than a striker/forward at this point.
 

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Ronny Rosenthal
Jul 15, 2004
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Well, shit!

I like Gio, I just have next to no faith he'll come good. He should slot in almost seamlessly for Maddison but...

A right bastard this one. Made the right call bringing Maddison off early though.
No worries Ndombele is sure to be flying home soon......... Maybe Alfie Devine gets a recall?
 

bbunc

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May 11, 2019
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Bents is not close to fit for 90 minutes. We need to give Gio a shot with a real midfield and attack. He was fantastic in the preseason.

He’s had 45 mins this year sharing a midfield with PEH and Skipp.

have to give him a chance.
 

fuzzylogic

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Aug 2, 2004
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Massive blow losing him, gutted with both him and vdv. No pressure on gio but if he doesn't perform I'm gonna drive down from Glasgow and kick his head in 😂
 

spursfan77

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Aug 13, 2005
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would it not be sarr, biss and bentancur in the middle with johnson kulu and son up top

I think Ange will end up using bentancur in Maddison’s role, it seems the most likely thing to do, but asking bents to come in and start games now might be too much for him.
 

Marty

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Mar 10, 2005
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I’m not sure about that
Nkunku not playing a minute of competitive football for them yet after injury in the final preseason game.

James and Chilwell only playing a handful of games and never on the pitch at the same time.

Fofana long term (again), Lavia not kicked a ball for them yet, Chukwumeka and Broja both would've seen more minutes if they were fit.

They've had it bad.
 

djhotspur

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Name a team that has worse luck with injuries than us. Seriously pissed off today
United and chelsea this season. United had their whole back line out injured, both left backs, had to loan our back up left back, had new signing mount out, striker out now have casemiro out etc.
 

Nayim60yards

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Jul 25, 2005
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Perisic, Solomon, Johnson, Lo Celso, Davies, and Udogie have all been unavailable through injury in that time.
The first five I agree with but Udogie has played in every game! He will miss his first game tomorrow and that is due to suspension not injury.
 

dontcallme

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Mar 18, 2005
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Perisic, Solomon, Johnson, Lo Celso, Davies, and Udogie have all been unavailable through injury in that time.
Udogie has played 9 out of 11 league games for us. None of the others are 1st team starters except for possibly Johnson.

We've hardly been plagued with injuries this season, until the last game and now for the forseeable future.
 

Tucker

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Jul 15, 2013
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Udogie has played 9 out of 11 league games for us. None of the others are 1st team starters except for possibly Johnson.

We've hardly been plagued with injuries this season, until the last game and now for the forseeable future.
Perisic played in every game up until his injury. He was a pretty key part of us seeing out games. I’d also argue that one doesn’t need to be a starting player to be an important first teamer.

But given Johnson and Udogie have both missed games due to injury, your post saying Bentancur was the only first team injury simply is not correct, whatever way you want to slice it.
 

bbunc

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How were the tactics found out. We were way better 11v11.
Yeah, that’s bonkers. The first 20 minutes were probably the best we played all year. We were absolutely tearing them to shreds. 2 moments of madness and all up in smoke.

I guess if “found out” means to get Romero into a red mist and to kick Maddison hard whenever possible (which teams have been since day 1), then we’ve been found out.
 

13VanDerBale13

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It’s pretty evident we need to sign another CAM in the summer, to compete/fill in for Maddison, especially if we’re in Europe
 

Riandor

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May 26, 2004
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It’s pretty evident we need to sign another CAM in the summer, to compete/fill in for Maddison, especially if we’re in Europe
Then we need to sell Lo Celso, because frankly he, Kulu, or at a push Bentancur should take that role until Maddison recovers.
 
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