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beats1

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Anyone else feel Cash targeted him deliberately?
Don't know why people are saying no

There has been a clear tactic by other teams to disrupt our midfield by doing constantly tapping at our players ankles

Referees aren't doing anything and teams are seeing this and using it against us.

Did Bentacur get specifically get targeted, no but is the spurs midfield being targeted yes
 

Nick-TopSpursMan

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He was absolutely brilliant and the challenge on him was a disgrace. Have to pray it’s an impact injury rather than a twist of some kind. Hopefully he is back asap.

As for Cash, I hope he gets a career ending challenge the absolute cad. He knew exactly what he was doing and is a thug.
 

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That opening 30 minutes from Bentancur was wonderful. He was really good under Conte playing murder ball, but it's going to be brilliant seeing him when he's fully fit under Ange. Such a good player.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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That opening 30 minutes from Bentancur was wonderful. He was really good under Conte playing murder ball, but it's going to be brilliant seeing him when he's fully fit under Ange. Such a good player.
Once they’re all fit and available having a midfield 3 of : Bissouma, Bentancur and Maddison will be mouthwatering to watch.
 

nicdic

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Once they’re all fit and available having a midfield 3 of : Bissouma, Bentancur and Maddison will be mouthwatering to watch.
Yeah, and Lo Celso and Kulusevski showed themselves too to be great options as 8s. And that's forgetting Sarr completely who's been brilliant this season.
 

nicdic

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Yeah seeing that three today made me think there are games you can play Deki or Lo Cleso in the 8 with Bentancur and Maddison. Man when they're all fit, there are some great options in that midfield.

I think Gio could play the 6 or 8 as well.
 

the yid

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It looked serious to me especially when he tried to kick the ball but was in to much pain
 

kd2000

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It looked serious to me especially when he tried to kick the ball but was in to much pain
For me, he was able to limp off and weight bare but he couldn't manage the decline from pitch to tunnel and almost hopped down. That's what caught my eye.
Even though it seemed a knee injury to me, Ange said an ankle injury and this would fit.
I have had many ankle injuries and now have arthritis from them, flexing the ankle is where I get the most pain and declines are more painful than inclines
 

the yid

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For me, he was able to limp off and weight bare but he couldn't manage the decline from pitch to tunnel and almost hopped down. That's what caught my eye.
Even though it seemed a knee injury to me, Ange said an ankle injury and this would fit.
I have had many ankle injuries and now have arthritis from them, flexing the ankle is where I get the most pain and declines are more painful than inclines
I broke my ankle couple years back out running had no phone on me ran (hobbled) mile and half home was told 6 weeks was back in 4!
 

kd2000

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I broke my ankle couple years back out running had no phone on me ran (hobbled) mile and half home was told 6 weeks was back in 4!
That's a long time to hobble and mile and a half 😂

Back to serious. A break is an easier healing, it's if it's ligaments that there are issues.

As an example, I dislocated my ankle, broke my leg, snapped ligaments and suffered nerve and tendon damage.
It took me 2 years to recover enough to play Sunday league level, against doctor's orders.
Much of the recovery delay was the ligament damage and them needing reattaching.

Anyway, turns out the doctors were right, 2 years later I was still in large amounts of pain 4 days after a game so I haven't played since. That was 16 years ago and I am in pain every day
 

FrankSpencer

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Definitely ankle and if you take a look at the angle of his ankle after the challenge, I’d be amazed if it’s not more recovery time for Bents. Disgusting challenge.

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Locotoro

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Definitely ankle and if you take a look at the angle of his ankle after the challenge, I’d be amazed if it’s not more recovery time for Bents. Disgusting challenge.

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I hope you're right...
however if you have the image from about half a second after, Cash's right knee knocks into Bentancur's right knee and it hyperextends causing Bents to rotate clockwise. For me it was a high tackle and it was reckless because even though the feet are low the actual contact it also at the knee and that can also be has dangerous as a foot to the knee
 

FrankSpencer

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I hope you're right...
however if you have the image from about half a second after, Cash's right knee knocks into Bentancur's right knee and it hyperextends causing Bents to rotate clockwise. For me it was a high tackle and it was reckless because even though the feet are low the actual contact it also at the knee and that can also be has dangerous as a foot to the knee
The physio was also concentrating his time on the ankle when he came on the pitch. I’m fairly convinced it’s ankle that’s the concern here.
 

McFlash

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If we can get them all fit and keep them that way, we've got a seriously good selection in midfield.
Biss, Rodders, Madders, Sarr, Gio and even Deki can all do a job in various positions and are all comfortable and capable on the ball.
Not far from being the best group of midfielders in the league in my opinion.
Tenacious, press resistant, skillful and athletic to a man, it's quite a talented selection to choose from.
 

Rosco1984

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Fingers crossed it's the heavy impact that's caused it to swell and stiffen quickly more than a twist. If that's the case he could be alright in days rather than weeks. Impact injuries always heal faster.
 

PCozzie

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I hope you're right...
however if you have the image from about half a second after, Cash's right knee knocks into Bentancur's right knee and it hyperextends causing Bents to rotate clockwise. For me it was a high tackle and it was reckless because even though the feet are low the actual contact it also at the knee and that can also be has dangerous as a foot to the knee
It seemed the physio was working on the ankle on the pitch, so hopefully at least not the knee.

On a wider point, I think our players are going to be susceptible to the types of challenges. Our style now relies on playing in tight spaces and asking players to recieve the ball under pressure. We are deliberately drawing opposition players towards the contact area to force them to commit before spinning out or laying off. Oppo players are going to be caught a second late and lunge in just as our players are on the half-turn. Refs however have been quite happy to let these challenges go early in games, and we've seen how that ends up.
 

Locotoro

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It seemed the physio was working on the ankle on the pitch, so hopefully at least not the knee.

On a wider point, I think our players are going to be susceptible to the types of challenges. Our style now relies on playing in tight spaces and asking players to recieve the ball under pressure. We are deliberately drawing opposition players towards the contact area to force them to commit before spinning out or laying off. Oppo players are going to be caught a second late and lunge in just as our players are on the half-turn. Refs however have been quite happy to let these challenges go early in games, and we've seen how that ends up.
Dembele and his hips comes to mind. The problem with being so strong on the ball is that opposition go in even harder and the refs don't realise how hard those tackles are
 

Locotoro

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If we can get them all fit and keep them that way, we've got a seriously good selection in midfield.
Biss, Rodders, Madders, Sarr, Gio and even Deki can all do a job in various positions and are all comfortable and capable on the ball.
Not far from being the best group of midfielders in the league in my opinion.
Tenacious, press resistant, skillful and athletic to a man, it's quite a talented selection to choose from.
Poor Skipp and Pierre
 
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