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Thoughts on the Game

Start with the positives because despite the score line there were some.

Nuno set us up well and arguably out witted Tuchel with his first half tactics. We were the better team, first to everything, were dominant in MF with the extra body and would’ve been worth a HT lead.

I thought Romero looked very good, Ndombele made us tick keeping the ball moving, Royal had a good first half and our overall play was more positive, Son was good first half too.

The negatives are that we failed to score in that half and make our superiority count and, we’ve now scored only 3 goals in 5 PL games with only 1 from open play, with only one clear cut chance created. That’s a huge huge concern right now. We also conceded early in the second half, a weakness of the Jose era that I hoped had been eradicated and I think that mental weakness is just ingrained in this group of players.

Furthermore, Royal went on to have a poor second half after his good first half again just as he did at Palace, Kane was largely anonymous all game and has been atrocious so far this season, Dele now offers us very little at either end of the pitch and should be sold in Jan.

But the biggest worry for me, goals aside, is Nunos in-game management - or lack of.

He’s shown today and against City he can set a team up well against good opponents. But he also showed in numerous games, like Palace last week and today, that he can’t positively influence a game when it’s not working. Tuchel took off an attacker (Mount) for a midfielder (Kante) to stop them being outnumbered in the MF and then suddenly they’re 2-0 up and bossing the game. Nuno couldn’t react to this, he made negative subs bringing on Skipp & Gil for GLC/Ndom, reducing our ability to have possession or create and putting us into a route one situation when we’re chasing a game against the best defence in the league. It made it easy for them and actually gave them the incentive to go for more - which they got.

The second half was a walk in the park for them after Nunos subs, he gave them the game and the players responded to that by visibly giving up. It felt like the manager and every player just waved the white flag.

My worry before the game was that Nuno was only playing this way because his runners/outlets (Berg & Lucas) were out, and the worry now is he’ll revert to that flat MF 3 counter style because we failed today, even though the first half was largely positive.

I would start the same team for Arsenal but possibly with Lucas in for GLC who I thought offered little in the final third today. But I do expect us to lose at the Emirates next week. I don’t know where the goals are coming from, I’m not inspired by the manager and the squad is largely bang average. Arsenal are now doing what we did the first three games - grinding out some results and having not won at their gaff since 2010 I don’t see this lot being the ones to change that. 1-0 Arsenal.

posted 1 month ago

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 13 minutes ago
What we have effectively become is Arsenal. Win the odd big game, but most of the time, crumble like a pack of cards when we play anyone decent. Going nowhere as a football club and getting progressively worse each season. When has everyone become so acceptable with mediocrity ? It’s incredible some of the positivity on this thread. We played 1 half of ok football at home to Chelsea and we are supposed to believing we are going in the right direction?
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Stop being a baby and swallow some feckin reality.

We have a new manager, integrating new players into the team and are at the beginning of a new phase as all of these things come together and hopefully develop into something better than it is now. Give it a chance. Yes Jose was a priiick and we went nowhere for 18 months and now we are trying to improve on that. vs a top class Chelsea team with probably the strongest squad in the league it wasnt crumble by Spurs. Our effort throughout was 100%, the commitment was there. The quality wasnt good enough but we need to give time for these players to get some patterns of play, to develop and improve under a new manager.


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I wish I was as optimistic and positive as you mate

posted 1 month ago

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 13 minutes ago
What we have effectively become is Arsenal. Win the odd big game, but most of the time, crumble like a pack of cards when we play anyone decent. Going nowhere as a football club and getting progressively worse each season. When has everyone become so acceptable with mediocrity ? It’s incredible some of the positivity on this thread. We played 1 half of ok football at home to Chelsea and we are supposed to believing we are going in the right direction?
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Stop being a baby and swallow some feckin reality.

We have a new manager, integrating new players into the team and are at the beginning of a new phase as all of these things come together and hopefully develop into something better than it is now. Give it a chance. Yes Jose was a priiick and we went nowhere for 18 months and now we are trying to improve on that. vs a top class Chelsea team with probably the strongest squad in the league it wasnt crumble by Spurs. Our effort throughout was 100%, the commitment was there. The quality wasnt good enough but we need to give time for these players to get some patterns of play, to develop and improve under a new manager.


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I am swallowing reality. The reality is we are a club going nowhere. We are getting progressively worse every single season and you can talk about is how we might be good one day. Spurs fans are such acceptable of mediocrity it’s incredible.

posted 1 month ago

Spurs fans have not got to the stage where they are cool getting smashed 3-0 at home because we had an ok 1st half. What a sad state of affairs this club have become.

posted 1 month ago

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 13 minutes ago
What we have effectively become is Arsenal. Win the odd big game, but most of the time, crumble like a pack of cards when we play anyone decent. Going nowhere as a football club and getting progressively worse each season. When has everyone become so acceptable with mediocrity ? It’s incredible some of the positivity on this thread. We played 1 half of ok football at home to Chelsea and we are supposed to believing we are going in the right direction?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Stop being a baby and swallow some feckin reality.

We have a new manager, integrating new players into the team and are at the beginning of a new phase as all of these things come together and hopefully develop into something better than it is now. Give it a chance. Yes Jose was a priiick and we went nowhere for 18 months and now we are trying to improve on that. vs a top class Chelsea team with probably the strongest squad in the league it wasnt crumble by Spurs. Our effort throughout was 100%, the commitment was there. The quality wasnt good enough but we need to give time for these players to get some patterns of play, to develop and improve under a new manager.


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The players came out in the second half stuck in first gear, no urgency desire or commitment, they were all half asleep at the beginning of the second half and essentially stood off Chelsea and waited for them to score. The difference in effort to the first half was clear for all to see, hell PEH did not even attempt to close down the shot for their second goal, that is a schoolboy error and a lack of awareness or desire plain and simple.

posted 1 month ago

comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
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& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
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You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
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Yeah...well..what about it

posted 1 month ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
----------------------------------------------------------------------
& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah...well..what about it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Means you are a glory hunting little terd Rusty and have no place debating football as you can’t understand the full experience - you little terd

posted 1 month ago

comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
----------------------------------------------------------------------
& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah...well..what about it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Means you are a glory hunting little terd Rusty and have no place debating football as you can’t understand the full experience - you little terd
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Still so butthurt and bitter aren't you Mr two turds

posted 1 month ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 58 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
----------------------------------------------------------------------
& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah...well..what about it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Means you are a glory hunting little terd Rusty and have no place debating football as you can’t understand the full experience - you little terd
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Still so butthurt and bitter aren't you Mr two turds
----------------------------------------------------------------------

About what?

Ive seen my teams win loads as I’m also a Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG fan

posted 1 month ago

comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 4 hours, 16 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 58 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
----------------------------------------------------------------------
& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah...well..what about it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Means you are a glory hunting little terd Rusty and have no place debating football as you can’t understand the full experience - you little terd
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Still so butthurt and bitter aren't you Mr two turds
----------------------------------------------------------------------

About what?

Ive seen my teams win loads as I’m also a Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG fan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You must be torn to shreds on CL nights...these teams are all well and good, but none will ever win the Euro conference eh

posted 1 month ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 4 hours, 16 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 58 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 0 seconds ago
Said it before...no fackin ambition...he's carried Spurs for years & now he can't extracate himself from it

He'll go down with Shearer as one of the best ever...that won absolutely fack all
----------------------------------------------------------------------
& even he won the league with tin pot Blackburn
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You were probably a Blackburn fan that season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yeah...well..what about it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Means you are a glory hunting little terd Rusty and have no place debating football as you can’t understand the full experience - you little terd
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Still so butthurt and bitter aren't you Mr two turds
----------------------------------------------------------------------

About what?

Ive seen my teams win loads as I’m also a Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG fan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You must be torn to shreds on CL nights...these teams are all well and good, but none will ever win the Euro conference eh
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Barca might next year

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