Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Adisa, Jul 14, 2018.
Looks very young and fit for a retired footballer.
Yes you did, which made the idea that there is something favourable about that fixture list even stranger. Watford already beat them this season and took them the distance in the league cup, ever since Watford have established themselves in the top half they have given Spurs trouble. You also have to taken into account that Spurs are sub par at Wembley, having lost back to back games in the league and there is little difference between away and home for them.
He's such a unique player in the way he uses his body/hands to protect the ball. Definitely annoying opponent, but he was a good player for Tottenham.
Watford are 7th and Leicester will also be a tough game.
It's the wrong time to sell anyone, let alone one of their best players. With so many players missing, Spurs will struggle like hell I think.
And now no Delli Alli.
It is getting ridiculous now - that is Kane, Alli, Son, Sissoko all out - all key players. Is there any other team in the league right now with 4 of their key players out?
Now is the time to strike and aim to take over Spurs in 3rd. They are going to massively struggle and we aren't that far off 4th now - if we can win our next 4 leagues games we will be knocking on the door of 3rd.
What kind of injury does Alli have?
Funny that, was just talking about how Liverpool have avoided injuries to key players all season long in their thread.
Spurs have clearly not been as fortunate. How serious was the injury to Alli?
Hamstring. Dunno if tear or pull yet, will be several weeks at least probably.
Your entire forward line + Sissoko all unavailable for one reason or another is seriously harsh. I mean there's bad luck and there's bad luck.
On the bright side, if losing Kane long-team wasn't enough to convince Levy to act then surely losing Alli will.
Alii, Kane, sissoko, son and now dembele gone is the equivalent of us losing Pogba, martial, Rashford, de gea and Lingard. It’s catastrophic.
Aliis hamstring tear looks bad. He was holding it close to his butt which are usually nasty tears
Still won .
Missing their talisman in Kane, their player of the season in Son. Wanyama, Sissoko, Alli, Moura all injured, sold Dembele.
I guess Dier is returning from injury for them at the right time.
They need to at least be a little active in this window, sell Llorente, N'Kodu, Janssen. Bring in a midfielder and backup striker, they clearly have some money as they were about to pay 30mil for Grealish before the deal got scrapped.
I dareay this was agreed upon well before this transfer window. Probably last window the deal was made.
I can see spurs falling into 5th and depending on how arsenal can Chelsea act I can see spurs fall as far into 6th. That’s what happens though when you make NO signings in the summer and nothing in January either ( as of now) they are making there own bed at this point.
Loosing Alli now may be one injury too many. I never felt their top 4 hopes were at threat as I always fancied between Alli and Eriksen they'd continue to get enough goals to put away the teams they're facing in the upcoming weeks but now they'll really be relying on keeping clean sheets and a singular moment of magic from Eriksen alone which is probably asking too much
Vinny Janssen to make an appearance on Thursday?
This is the United curse being shifted on to someone else for once
It'll be a real testament to your players and manager if you still qualify for the CL under these circumstances.
Question to you and the rest of the Spurs supporters: Do you want your team to keep trying to attack and bring the game to the opposition with your weakened state, or do you think it's time for some Mourinho c.2004'ish hard graft and defensive bunkering into counters?
Attacking as you are has a serious element of risk with the loss of mobility and pressing you now have. I should think teams will try to draw you out so they can counter on you now, actually. Will be a curious affair watching you navigate the next few weeks.
Dembele just isn't one of our best players any longer. Don't get me wrong, I adore the man and he was a titan at times, but the signs were there last season he was fading and with fresh injury problems this year he's been on a clear decline.
The decision to sell him while we can is a good one, it's the decision to not replace him that is poor.
We didn't sell anyone either, and our squad was just as full as the previous season + Lamela + Moura - Dembele - Wanyama. It's ridiculous to assume that we have a number of key players injured because we didn't sign anyone, there is no correlation. Our squad is full although we would love to offload players and replace them with better players, but with the current money situation that's not easy.
I didn't say there was a correlation but last season you had the same squad. Won feck all. That means you need to add more Quality, transfer windows are a tool teams NEED to use frequently ( unless your one of the European giants and even then they still do) to improve your squad add depth and more importantly quality to your team. Spurs fecked up not signing anyone and all of these injuries now have no one to cover them and they will be felt.
Everyone wants new quality signings to improve the team, but the money we have is currently being invested outside the pitch. That's just the reality of the situation.
And even so, most teams would struggle with their 4 top scorers alongside other important players out. What would Liverpool have if they lost Salah, Mane and Firminho? This situation is not one a team without Manchester City kind of money can really do anything about.
Send him to our Dr.Cugat, he'll be back next week and make Lukaku look like a dwarf in comparison.
Seriously though you guys are getting absolutely mullered with injuries. Might encourage Levy to open the purse a bit for next season (if there is any positive to be taken from it)
Still annoyed they got the win .. so fecking close to dropping points... could have been down to 5 points..
We need to be pragmatic. All that matters at the moment is us getting points in the board so if that means changing things whilst our main guys are injured that's fine by me.
Think Manchester United for most of the season under Mourinho- without Pogba, Martial and Rashford...
They haven't been rotated properly by Pochettino.
Same with Liverpool's key players really, in which case Klopp has been freakishly lucky that there's been no Salah injury, as they'd drop points without him alone.
Pochettino I think, understands that personal goals are incredibly important to Kane in particular - golden boot etc - and so will continue to play him even when a game is won in order to allow him maximum goal opportunity.
I also wonder if in training they've been run too much with Sissoko and Alli both pulling up within the same week - as can sometimes happen with pressing teams as the season progresses.
It's hard not to feel sorry for them slightly with these amount of injuries though (and Son), though it hopefully highlights to the more deluded Levy-ites that the team needs a lot more investment before it's at 'big club' level, and a shiny new stadium won't do that.
Is this true? Are we rotating less than other clubs? If anyone got any stats for this I'm genuinely interested to see it. I do agree with Sissoko, but I can understand why Poch has played him as much since we really didn't have any midfielders with Dier, Wanyama and Dembele all out injured for such a long time.
When it comes to big club or not I think we all know that we are far behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus etc, and financially behind the financially doped clubs as well. However, I think that once the stadium is financed and we can reap the benefits we will be in the tier below that with a brand new stadium, something that other clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are looking to finance.
Kane is definitely rotated too little - to the player's detriment. I'm sure stats would back this up.
Games when he could come off but if left on chasing another golden boot.
I know that Kane's injury wasn't a muscle one - but he's been under-rotated and over-played for seasons now.
Obviously Kane pushes for this as he craves goals and is very driven by individual targets, but Pochettino should have rotated him more.
Is the Alli injury pretty serious i.e. as bad as Kane’s? Or is it nothing major and he’ll be back very soon?
They are now going to have to wrap Eriksen in cotton wool.
Just checking now he has played the same number of games as Salah and Firminho, one less than Mane and two less than Sterling. If Chelsea and Arsenal were in the CL I'm sure some of their players such as Hazard would play those games too and be on the same number as Kane.
He is 24 years old, and I'm sure he is looking after himself, perhaps he could benefit from a rest, but I don't think the number of games is that unusual.
So if Spurs don't make top 4 but Ole does, how weird would it be if we got Pochetinno in instead of Ole?
Dele Alli out until March as well.
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It would be funny if they are playing Europa League at their new ground. Especially after this
Are you mocking their legendary £ 1 BILLION Investment which will secure their top four position for generations to come??
I'd never mock a building with the world's biggest cheese room.
Come on the pitch isn't that bad
They are properly fecked.
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