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Tottenham Hotspur 0:1 Manchester United

Tottenham 0:1 Man Utd

Wembley

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Sun, 13 January 2019
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  1. Jan 6, 2019

    RedPed Full Member

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    Ah thought he'd served his suspension. Fair enough.
  2. Jan 6, 2019

    Bestietom Full Member

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    This game will show more than the last 5 if we can defend and counter attack against the big boys. I am looking forward to see how we cope when we are being attacked more.
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    wythyred Full Member

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    Who do we have as the centre back pairing for this game?

    Son worries me and I could see a hazard FA cup like incident should Jones start this game against him.

    Kane I think Smalling can do a good job against.
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    OldPop Full Member

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    Although the opponents have been in the bottom half of the table the last matches, the number of goals made shows that we are a better team now. Tottenham just lost to Wolves so for me it feels like a 50/50 match.

    With the benefit of the home ground, they will attack and if Ole sticks to that we should also be offensive, I think it can be an entertaining and open match with many goal chances.

    And, yes, it makes me a little nervous about how our defense will handle it but we can have a good chance even if we were to let in some goal. Our attackers are not harmless if they get the chance and if they get many they will also score goals.
  5. Jan 6, 2019

    Green_Red Full Member

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    We can win this game.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    You’ve got to wonder what teams like your spurs, pool and that make of us now, under Jose they probably felt we were a bit of a soft touch and not very dangerous. Now we might look like we can be got at but we look dangerous as fook, we are the Honey Badger of the football world.

    Bit apprehensive about it and feel better if Son is out and hopefully we getting Smalling back but basically a gun slinging match as Spurs haven’t really looked there solid defensive self to me recently and I think they can be got at.

    Hopefully be a cracker of a game and we come out on top I’m going to go 4-3 us. Stuffs gonna get crazy.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    We beat them twice last season (at home in the league and in the FA Cup).

    It's doable with the right belief.

    Thankfully Ole is at the helm so belief shouldn't be an issue. We'll need a bit of luck with the defence, but I think our attack can cause anyone problems.
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    Jib Full Member

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    this
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    Raven Full Member

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    I reckon we'll win this. Kane is my big worry, after bullying our defence last season. But Lindelof is looking shit hot at the moment and has just dealt with Rondon like he was a child.

    I fancy us to win the midfield battle fairly comfortably, for me it's just whether or not we can break through their defence enough.
  10. Jan 6, 2019

    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    There are 4 players that have to go into absolute clutch mode this match.
    Martial, Pogba, Rashford, De Gea. All four monster talents. Not saying that the supporting cast is less important but these guys have to shine imo.
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    Rash Decision Full Member

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    I don't think they'd be overly concerned yet tbh. Spurs and Liverpool have been training with their managers for years and are very well-drilled, whereas we've just started with our caretaker manager. Granted we've been scoring, but we're likely not very well-drilled simply going by the fact that Ole hasn't had very long with us. Liverpool are at the top of the table and have hardly conceded, and Spurs are currently free-scoring, whereas as you mentioned we look very fragile defensively. They'd probably just be hoping that our new manager bounce would have worn off by the time we play them. Our players' fitness levels are probably another factor to their advantage over us.
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    Can't see us getting anything from this to be honest. We haven't become world-beaters overnight. two or three nil to them I'm afraid
  13. Jan 6, 2019

    moodyred Full Member

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    Big Big game. Current manager vs potential future manager.

    2-3. United win because it is OGS.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    This is the most logical conclusion.
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    GlastonSpur Also disliked on an Aston Villa forum

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    Unfortunately I won't be able to watch this match as I'll be en route to India. I'll be surprised if Spurs lose and I'm expecting a win, but may the spoils go to the better team on the day.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Good riddance.
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    Xeno Full Member

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    If you’re flying Emirates it should be on.
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Spurs don't draw games... but I think this might be a draw. 1-1 or 2-2.

    Either that or a Spurs win... they're a good side and our defense isn't strong enough.
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    3KDré Full Member

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    Will probably be our lineup, maybe Jones instead of Smalling. It's strange, this is the first time in ages we can probably predict most of our first 11.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    Yeah facing Rondon is a very similar test to Kane in fairness.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    I know man, and also 'like he was a child' - some people are watching games solely in their own heads. Lindelöf had a tidy game against NEWCASTLE FECKING UNITED, and now that bodes well against perhaps the best CF on the planet...….and Lindelöf wasn't even marking bloody Rondon, Jones was the one duelling with him majority of the time.

    Some people are mental.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Even if Smalling is fit, he won't be coming straight back into the starting 11 against Spurs.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    It's bizarre tbh. Not to mention the fact that playing for Newcastle means you're going to be isolated as feck anyway because of Rafa's tactics so it's hardly going to be difficult to pocket their striker even if he is half decent.

    Keeping Kane quiet at Wembley while he has the likes of Eriksen and Alli around him? A little more testing.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Got a feeling we're going to win this or get a draw at least. No Son is a big plus for us.

    Kane and the rest of the gang are manageable as long as we don't concede an early goal.

    The longer it goes without them scoring, the more likely we will win.
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    Raven Full Member

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    Physically not too dissimilar. Besides, other than an utter wonder goal, Lindelof kept Ronaldo quiet as well. As I say, Kane is my biggest worry, I'm just feeling more confident now that we have a CB who has been performing well.
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    DRM New Member

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    Initially I predicted a comfortable spurs victory, howeverh thinking back to last season's PL game, we lost purely because of Jones. He lost the header for the 1st goal then scored an OG.

    So I think if we avoid any stupid mistakes (hard I know given our mediocre defenders) and we have a real go at them (they should be knackered after playing Chelsea midweek) we might just come away with something!
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Keeping the Premier League's most creative player (Eriksen) quiet is our primary objective - shut him down, shut Spurs down. This responsibility will likely fall on Herrera shoulders, who is just the type of player for such a monumental task.

    I've got a feeling there is going to be a tonne of goals.
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    De Gea
    Young Lindelof AN Other Shaw
    Herrera Matic Pogba
    Lingard Rashford Martial ​

    1-3, next
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Thought he goes away after the game v us?
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Let's see if we can last a bit longer than we did last season in this fixture!
    Had barely sat down and we'd already lost it!
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Bollocks, I thought he left after the FA cup game...
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    dutchred Full Member

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    Son is not available
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    They stream live matches on flights?

    The closest he'll get is getting internet up there and following the game on the CAF or a live article (Guardian).
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    Nah, not necessarily. True we're a much lesser team if you can shut Eriksen down, but we have plenty of big threats in the team. Any of Lamela, Alli, Kane, Son, Lucas can be extremely dangerous on their day, we are absolutely not a team reliant on one man. We're at our absolute best when Eriksen is allowed to orchestrate things but that doesn't mean we're lost without him.

    I think our reliance on Eriksen has actual been lessened somewhat by Alli dropping a bit deeper and Kane also improving his game as a more creative striker. He can drop back a bit and spray some excellent passes out wide so we don't end up isolated in attack.
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    Think he's available for the game, time wise, but South Korea can ask politely if Spurs would consider not using him, and they probably will ask, it's a bloody stupid rule.
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    DDG
    Young. Jones VNL Shaw
    Matic
    Herrera. Pogba.
    Lingers Rashford Martial

    To get the best out of this game will should not focus on stopping Kane, we should rather focus on cutting his supply line, that is stopping Eriksen.

    If Herrera does 'the Hazard job' on Eriksen we will win by 1-3.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    We don't need to shut anyone down. No special plans. We play our own game and stamp our authority on the match. And defend as a team when we need to defend.
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    ice-bionic red Full Member

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    The way we have our best players attacking I think we will cause them lots of problems.

    Big test for Ole let’s see what he’s got :)
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    Yeah, they stream certain matches live on the in-flight system.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Our defence will have to be solid if we're to get something out of this. Expecting solid good Fergie performances from all players.
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