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posted on 19/10/20

Disagree about the use of the word "fluke" for the Lanzini goal, if I'd have hit it in fact there now that would be a fluke.

The ball came at Lanzini at a difficult angle and he struck it incredibly well, yes those sort of shots often go wide, but he achieved exactly what he intended and that's not a fluke, a degree of luck though certainly.

comment by Ace (U22467)

posted on 19/10/20

Yesterday was really poor. People mention us as dark horses in what could be an open title race, but we’ve actually only won 2 of our first 5 league games despite some good performances. Newcastle and west ham should’ve been well beat, and we should have 12 points on the board. We will never win anything with that mentality brittle attitude and I doubt there was one spurs fan that felt relaxed even at 3-0 up which tells you everything. As soon as WHU got 1 back I knew they’d draw, it felt inevitable. No good having Son and Kane in world class form if the rest of the team don’t have a ruthless enough mentality to see games out. He has his critics, but if Dier was on yesterday instead of that mentally feeble clown Sanchez then I doubt we’d have been pulled back. Kane was raging at the end and rightly so - when he’s scoring and assisting at one end and defending at the other what more can he do? He’s playing like a man who wants to do something special in his last season at his boyhood club. Others are holding him back.

The only saving grace is, the only teams that have looked vaguely consistent are Villa and Everton but, inevitable Leicester comparisons aside, that won’t sustain and so the door is still open if Jose can iron out some of these mental weaknesses.

posted on 19/10/20

You keep banging on about how Spurs are nailed on title winners yet you've not won a home game this season in the league and dropping points against Newcastle and West Ham is very, very poor. I understand teams are likely to drop points throughout the season, but Spurs have already dropped 7 points in 5 games which for me, isn't going to be good enough.

comment by Ace (U22467)

posted on 19/10/20

After yesterday we had the usual meltdown when Spurs don`t win, Kane will leave, Son will leave, blah, blah, blah. Honestly our supporters need to realise that not all games go exactly to plan. I didn`t see any moaning at half-time when Spurs were 3-0 up.
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What an utterly ridiculous comment Sandy. Just read that back and have a word with yourself mate. Of course supporters aren’t gonna be moaning when they are 3-0 up at HT, but when the team throws away that 3-0 lead in the last 10 minutes of course supporters are gonna livid about it - and rightly so, it was unacceptable and unprofessional. You were having meltdowns after every poor result in Pochettino’s last six months so I don’t see how you can criticise fans for being unhappy with the shambles they saw yesterday.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 19/10/20

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 26 minutes ago
Our startin the league is as poor as it was last season, only it was tougher last season cause we had City and Arsenal away in our first 5 games.
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Spurs are a few points better off than from the corresponding games last season. Playing away to both City and Arsenal is no big deal, neither team beat Spurs last season.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 19/10/20

comment by JustYourAverageFan (U21016)
posted 8 minutes ago
You keep banging on about how Spurs are nailed on title winners yet you've not won a home game this season in the league and dropping points against Newcastle and West Ham is very, very poor. I understand teams are likely to drop points throughout the season, but Spurs have already dropped 7 points in 5 games which for me, isn't going to be good enough.
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Most other teams have dropped lots of points as well. So what`s your point fella? Spurs at least are only getting done by late sucker punches. Other teams are getting walloped 6-1, 7-2 etc. Spurs luck will turn for the better soon. Only last minute strikes have stopped Spurs from having 12 points on the board and sitting near to the top of the table. Form is temporary, class is permanent. Expect Spurs to blow away most teams this season.

posted on 19/10/20

The dust has definitely not settled for me. I am so angry still. I even told my youngest son yesterday that he would be better off supporting another team as I don't want him to feel how I feel with Spurs. He said he will always support spurs but I genuinely wish he didn't. He would be happier and live a more fulfilled life, I'm sure.

I haven't taken yesterday's result well, il admit.

posted on 19/10/20

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 47 minutes ago
comment by VOF - Its all about believing .... (U17124)
posted 11 minutes ago
I thought you were really good for 70 mins, you just seemed to relax maybe?

Take yesterday as a lesson and i can see you very close to winning the title. Up to the implosion, a really good performance was my take on it.
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Same here mate. I think a lot of our supporters are naturally disappointed, but they do go extremely kneejerk when Spurs don`t win. These fluke results happen from time to time in football. Another day Spurs win that game 5-0.
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We've got plenty on our boards will go into panic mode the minute we lose, give away a lead etc .......

posted on 19/10/20

Spurs luck will turn for the better soon. Only last minute strikes have stopped Spurs from having 12 points on the board and sitting near to the top of the table. Form is temporary, class is permanent. Expect Spurs to blow away most teams this season.
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posted on 19/10/20

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by JustYourAverageFan (U21016)
posted 8 minutes ago
You keep banging on about how Spurs are nailed on title winners yet you've not won a home game this season in the league and dropping points against Newcastle and West Ham is very, very poor. I understand teams are likely to drop points throughout the season, but Spurs have already dropped 7 points in 5 games which for me, isn't going to be good enough.
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Most other teams have dropped lots of points as well. So what`s your point fella? Spurs at least are only getting done by late sucker punches. Other teams are getting walloped 6-1, 7-2 etc. Spurs luck will turn for the better soon. Only last minute strikes have stopped Spurs from having 12 points on the board and sitting near to the top of the table. Form is temporary, class is permanent. Expect Spurs to blow away most teams this season.
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My point is, you've dropped more than Liverpool this season and City are a point behind with a game in hand, which you would probably expect they would win. So in a realistic scenario, you are likely to behind both teams you are needing to catch already this season, or at best you will still behind Liverpool.

Only last minute strikes? You were 3-0 up yesterday ffs surely that's more than just "a last minute sucker punch". The Newcastle goal, fair point, but as I said previously, you talk about how great your attack is and yet you must have missed enough chances in that Newcastle game to win 3/4 games, but you didn't. You weren't clinical and you payed the price for it, no matter what you think of the decision, you could have won that game by 6/7 but you didn't and you failed to break down Everton who look a strong outfit this season as well, so this "fantastic attack", which is true on paper don't get me wrong, still has something to show for itself.

You can't just keep banging on about how City and Liverpool and others have suffered heavy defeats. I'd rather win 1-0 and lose 8-0 rather than draw 1-1 and 3-3 for obvious reasons.

Tbh with you, it just sounds like you're making excuse after excuse which isn't good enough. The big old "if only" again, heard that many times before.

comment by SteveF (U22027)

posted on 19/10/20

The papers, as usual, are having a field day, with pictures of WHU players jumping all over the place, and in most a picture of Bale next to them.

Strangely, they are going with the "let's blame Bale for this result. Not sure why he is getting blamed, given he was on the pitch for 20 minutes, and was deigned a penalty when clearly taken out by the defender when missing his chance.

But what is so typical is the media, ever the Frank supporters, have conveniently totally forgotten the identical result his team suffered, and does not make a single headline.

I mean it was only a day before. Is that now old news for them, or do they like to choose who to mock.

Oh and ready yourselves for article after article on the Van Dijk injury. That one will be repeated and repeated daily for god knows how long.

posted on 19/10/20

Steve, we threw away a 3 goal lead with 9 mins to go. It is nothing like the Chelsea result. It's embarrasing and I hope the players see it plastered all over the media and feel ashamed and embarrassed. Bunch of absolute bottling fackers.

posted on 19/10/20

comment by SteveF (U22027)
posted 4 minutes ago
The papers, as usual, are having a field day, with pictures of WHU players jumping all over the place, and in most a picture of Bale next to them.

Strangely, they are going with the "let's blame Bale for this result. Not sure why he is getting blamed, given he was on the pitch for 20 minutes, and was deigned a penalty when clearly taken out by the defender when missing his chance.

But what is so typical is the media, ever the Frank supporters, have conveniently totally forgotten the identical result his team suffered, and does not make a single headline.

I mean it was only a day before. Is that now old news for them, or do they like to choose who to mock.

Oh and ready yourselves for article after article on the Van Dijk injury. That one will be repeated and repeated daily for god knows how long.
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posted on 19/10/20

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
comment by Sir Tottenham of Hotspur (U17379)
posted 35 minutes ago
Sandy, I’m genuinely interested- what makes you think this team has the mentality and know-how to win a league title, when they can’t even keep a 3 goal lead in last 9 minutes to West Ham?? They haven’t got it as a collective mate let it go.
If we were say 5 clear with 3 games to go I would be a nervous wreck because I would know deep down we would faaack it up somehow
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I am not letting nine minutes of madness ruin what was a title winning performance over the previous 80 minutes, in full control, smashing a team that has won it`s last two matches 4-0 and 3-0. This team absolutely has what it has to be champions, And I am seeing nothing from the rest of the league that make me think there is a better team than Spurs right now. At the end of the 38 games we will see who was right.
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I give it 20 games, then you will be (again) wiping the egg from your face.

posted on 19/10/20

Sandy, I believe this particular dust will take more than just one nights sleep to settle.

Yesterdays result will take a while to get over.

posted on 19/10/20

comment by Bennyville (U8058)
posted 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
Sandy, I believe this particular dust will take more than just one nights sleep to settle.

Yesterdays result will take a while to get over.
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Yes, I have woken up this morning as fuming as I was yesterday. The fact we were 3-0 up with 10 minutes to go is hard to take, had we drew 1-1 or 2-2 it would not have been half as bad.

The manner in which we drop points is comical, but deep down it is no surprise, I was saying all window we are not good enough at the back and it is proving the case.

posted on 19/10/20

Seems to be showing that not signing the CB you wanted, or not playing the one that you signed for probably many reasons at this point, is costing Spurs points at the moment. I'm not saying said CB would have stopped a 3-3 draw yesterday, but one player can go a long way in a team.

posted on 19/10/20

comment by SteveF (U22027)
posted 3 hours, 34 minutes ago

The papers, as usual, are having a field day, with pictures of WHU players jumping all over the place, and in most a picture of Bale next to them.
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