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Tottenham Hotspur 0:1 Manchester United

Tottenham 0:1 Man Utd

Wembley

Date:
Sun, 13 January 2019
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  1. Jan 13, 2019

    cyberman Full Member

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    The source of the leak may now have been caught out
  2. Jan 13, 2019

    BluesJr Full Member

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    What starts? We aren’t allowed to question decisions? You know how bad Lukaku is with the ball. I still love Ole and this result won’t matter in the long term on whether he gets the job or not but fans are allowed an opinion over what they think will make the team successful. Right or wrong. Completely different situation from the cnut we had in charge before.
  3. Jan 13, 2019

    J_XO New Member

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    Ah, I forgot about Lukaku's most recent goal
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    With Spurs using a diamond now, it means theres so much space in the wide areas.

    I watched Chelsea vs Spurs the other day, and on numerous occasions, Chelsea stretched Spurs and got into good crossing positions, but for some reason (probably because they had quite a small front three), they failed to put the ball in the box.

    If we're able to work the ball across the pitch as quick as possible, then we'll be able to isolate the full backs, where I imagine Martial (left wing) and Young (right back) will be.

    We've not got the tallest, nor the greatest players in the air, but if we can flood the box with the front four, then we could get on the end of a few.

    Pogba is a massive threat (literally) at arriving late into the box. At 6'4, if we can get some good crosses in, then he will give anyone problems as we've all seen in previous games.

    Width is key to being successful today. Use the width and we'll hurt Spurs, in my opinion.
  5. Jan 13, 2019

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    If we cant get a win I want it to be at the least a enjoyable match.
  6. Jan 13, 2019

    KennyBurner New Member

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    If lukaku starts today I will gladly begin my #oleout campaign.

    You don’t know just mess with our winning strategy like that.
  7. Jan 13, 2019

    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Scholes doesn't really light up a room.
  8. Jan 13, 2019

    zenith Full Member

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    Let's see how things work out even if lukaku starts before we decide to lose our collective shit.
  9. Jan 13, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    I feel we could go two on top as well in a diamond.
  10. Jan 13, 2019

    AJ10 Full Member

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    Chances are slim but would love to see United put in a dominating performance and win.
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    Luffy Straw Hat

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    For me, while this would have been an important game in any other season, the atypical nature of this season means that the stakes are somewhat muddled. On one hand, this is Ole's first real test against one of the top six clubs, but on the other, in my eyes, our final standing in the league, and our performances in the remaining cups we are in hold more weight than this single game. Granted, if by the end of the season, our season's second-half form against the top six reads P 5, W 0, this game would be seen as the turning point in Ole's season.

    In short, this game is important. But, win or lose, it will not be the factor which determines whether Ole stays, or not. IMHO, of course.
  12. Jan 13, 2019

    Minimalist New Member

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    Wise up.
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    Feed Me I'm hungry

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    There's a lot more pressure on Spurs than us IMO which should play into our hands.
  14. Jan 13, 2019

    shamans Hoser

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    Had a dream it was a 2-1 loss. :(
  15. Jan 13, 2019

    Red_Legion Full Member

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    Getting butterflies in my stomach. I know this match is nothing in the grand scheme but can't help feel like there is more riding on it now because of how our season has gone.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    I dreamt it was a 1-0 loss :(
  17. Jan 13, 2019

    Signs point to Martial - not Lukaku - starting

    MEN have been in their usual pre-match overdrive, saying one minute that Lukaku will be on the bench then changing their mind to say he'll be starting. They've changed their mind again saying that Lukaku will be on the bench.

    This constant flip-flopping revolves around a twitter account which tweeted lineups while Mourinho was in charge to good effect but has been in silence for the past month or so. Two hours ago, this account claimed that Lukaku would be starting with Martial on the bench, and as per usual, the MEN have run with it. 30 minutes ago, the twitter account changed their mind, saying that it is Martial playing and not Lukaku.

    We will find out for sure in just over an hour, but a front three of Martial-Rashford-Lingard makes sense.
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    Ban Full Member

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    I guess if he starts Lukaku he'll have an idea why, maybe even a better idea than you, who knows.
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    KennyBurner New Member

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    It’s a joke mate. Relax. A little bit of truth in there though. Lukaku shouldn’t be starting in a big game.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    What's the twitter account?
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    Leftback99 Full Member

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    Martial wold be one of the first names on the teamsheet for me but if it's Lukaku instead i'll give Solskjaer the benefit of the doubt for now based on what he has seen.

    The bigger concern is the defence. I just don't see it being good enough to avoid a (possibly heavy) defeat.
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    Irish Jet New Member

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    That's been the theory for 18 months. Never really works out.

    Lukaku should never play against the big sides. He's a liability.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Can't look past the defence somehow making mistakes.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    I dont think Rom will start, but as I said earlier, Spurs, due to their narrow system, will allow crosses to come in, and Lukaku is our best attacker in the air.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Our wide players need to stay wide. Cutting inside plays right to tottenhams strengths, they are a very narrow side. They’ll struggle to cope with any kind of overlapping play.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Lukaku starting would be disappointing, it not only pushes Martial to the bench but it pushes Rashford out wide and automatically hurts the movement and fluidity of our attack. Hopefully the second line-up is true, Lukaku off the bench is ok but starting him should be in the past.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Minimalist New Member

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    Know this will sound weird but I genuinely hope this is game that both teams go for it even if it means we lose.

    Sick of the pragmatic shite we had with the previous management. I’ll forgive a United team losing if they go about it the right way.

    Fcuk the dull draw scenario.
  30. Jan 13, 2019

    Mick321 New Member

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    This game is taking so long to get here!
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    manichester Full Member

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    It"s time for us to go to Wembly and win!
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    KennyBurner New Member

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    We are scoring at least 2 goals, the only problem is we won’t keep a clean sheet which is scary.
  33. Jan 13, 2019

    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Kane vs Jones again :nervous:
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Very worried about the prospect of conceding.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Lukaku played 4 games against Spurs with us and the best he did was an assist but sure he'll be useful today right ?

    I'm sure it'll Martial, Rash and Lingard as usual.
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    carlosp Full Member

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    He changed his mind and said Martial to start now.

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    carlosp Full Member

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    Submissions close -2061 seconds from now.

    Can't submit lineup.
  38. Jan 13, 2019

    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Deadline was 37 minutes ago.
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    carlosp Full Member

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    ugh!
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    carlosp Full Member

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    My lineup

    ----------Dea Gea----------
    Young-Jones-Lindelof-Shaw
    -----Hererra----Matic-------
    -----------Pogba-----------
    Lingard--------------Martial
    ----------Rashford---------
  41. Jan 13, 2019

    DBT85 Full Member

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    Nice to see the boys turning up suited and booted.
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