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As we all know Spurs form since

pretty much the turn of the year has been woeful, run to the CL final aside. You just cannot turn on form like a tap, so how can this poor run be turned around?

I still maintain the main reason is not having/playing a settled side. Sure, even I realise players cannot play every game these days, but surely players should be able to play a run of five or six games in a row. Is that to much to ask?

Rotation for the sake of it is my absolute biggest concern as it stands. Barely a month into the season, and already the team is being heavily rotated, four or five changes every match surely cannot be good for consistency, and it is showing in the results. I have no problem with the odd change from time to time, but is it really too much to ask for an unchanged team for at least a few games, get a few decent results, then maybe tweak a bit.

Changing the defence on a game by game basis is like just about the worse thing any manager can do. All good/great teams are built on a solid back four. It is a no brainer really that Liverpool have improved untold at the back since their back four is almost set in stone these days, as Spurs used to be when they conceded very few goals with Walker, Toby, Verts and Rose in their prime.

I get their may be wholesale changes for the Colchester game, but surely after a thumping 4-0 last weekend, best performance of the season, why change something if it aint broke. Should have been an unchanged side midweek, probably would then be taking a win into the Leicester game, and the confidence high.

I may be a bit old school, but surely stability has to be the way forward. Not rocket science really. Just play your best available XI for a few games on the trot.

COYS

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Phe'ndombele (U20037)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 47 seconds ago
I thought we played really well against Palace.
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1st half yes.
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No point killing yourself to score 6.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

it was a great performance. The spurs we got used to 2 years ago. Most home games being 4 up at HT blowing the team away and then allowed to ease off.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 58 minutes ago
We're 3rd in the league and are 2nd in our champions league group

I dont see how that justifies 10 negative articles in one month - sure there are things to critique but this is getting sad
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comment by sandy (U20567)

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Gaffer Pranks 100k Baby (U6283)
posted 34 minutes ago
comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 58 minutes ago
We're 3rd in the league and are 2nd in our champions league group

I dont see how that justifies 10 negative articles in one month - sure there are things to critique but this is getting sad
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Are u new here
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posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

"Changing the defence on a game by game basis is like just about the worse thing any manager can do. All good/great teams are built on a solid back four. It is a no brainer really that Liverpool have improved untold at the back since their back four is almost set in stone these days, as Spurs used to be when they conceded very few goals with Walker, Toby, Verts and Rose in their prime."
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Yes, the team that came second to Leicester was the best team we've had in a while, and it should have won something.
Walker has never been replaced, and Verts, Toby and Rose are now all pushing the age barrier to playing top class football.
What we have now is a team in transition.
We are "rotating out" the old guard and bringing in the new. Eriksen is leaving, Delli Alli is in decline, perhaps temporary, and we never did get that Kane backup - Dybala.
When we get to see NDombele, Lo Celso and Sessignon on the same pitch together, we'll know how this rebuilding is progressing, or not progressing.
Finally there's the question of the manager....can he put together a winning season....win something?

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I never know what to believe of what Pochettino says. Last season he said if we'd won the CL he would have left Spurs.
Believe that?
Well now...... the situation is a little bit different. Fail to win something this season ....will he go?.
Or is Levy going to intervene and make that decision for him?

posted 4 weeks ago

Pochettino says ......
“We will see at the end of the season,” he said. “At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad. But I think if you only see the results it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final of the Champions League. But we will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophies maybe we can talk about this is being the best squad.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/20/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-squad

I read that as saying "this is my final year"

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by JustCallMeTed (U21528)
posted 4 minutes ago
Pochettino says ......
“We will see at the end of the season,” he said. “At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad. But I think if you only see the results it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final of the Champions League. But we will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophies maybe we can talk about this is being the best squad.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/20/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-squad

I read that as saying "this is my final year"
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I read that as saying "whatever, guys, if you roll the dice again this year maybe we will repeat last year, maybe we can win trophies, anyway, just roll the dice... and and now I must pull some names out the hat to see who plays in the next game. If we wim we win, if we lose or maybe we will draw. Roll that dice!"

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by Eighties Glory Years (U22086)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by JustCallMeTed (U21528)
posted 4 minutes ago
Pochettino says ......
“We will see at the end of the season,” he said. “At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad. But I think if you only see the results it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final of the Champions League. But we will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophies maybe we can talk about this is being the best squad.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/20/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-squad

I read that as saying "this is my final year"
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I read that as saying "whatever, guys, if you roll the dice again this year maybe we will repeat last year, maybe we can win trophies, anyway, just roll the dice... and and now I must pull some names out the hat to see who plays in the next game. If we wim we win, if we lose or maybe we will draw. Roll that dice!"
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If you're right, then ..... he's definitely leaving!

posted 4 weeks ago

It’s Pochs own fault, he never replaced Walker and didn’t get a better back up for Rose.

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