The Tottenham Hotspur 2020/21 thread

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They look to be pulling off some smart signings this year and covering areas of weakness. They will be a very difficult team this season.

Big top four rivals this season.
Yeah Im absolutely delighted with our business this window and if we can bring in Vinicius and Skriniar then this will probably be the best window we have had in many many years.
 

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Thanks dude, suited to the Prem? Is Benfica really in that much financial trouble?
Totally yes mate: he's not afraid of physical challenges and he's a tough guy. In theory, Benfica's finances are good. In real life, not really due to a lot of shady deals with Jorge Mendes.
He was "forced" to leave the club, hence the reason he was not playing this season, because he refused to accept Wolves offer. But he was our top striker last season.

Thanks mate - I dont really know the player at all but he looks like a big guy. Just delighted to have another striker in the squad to be honest. Hopefully we get this deal done.
He's quite an aggressive and strong fella. He will do alright as a backup striker. I don't think he's good enough to be a starter, but how many good strikers would accept to join a club to be at the bench?
 

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Apparently having arms is now a footballing crime.

What has happened to the game


 

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Instantly another daft one against Maccabi now

 

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Apparently having arms is now a footballing crime.

What has happened to the game


Not following this game at the moment.

Wow. Crazy referee call/ new handball rule
 

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That is ridiculous. How could they look at that and think it was a penalty?
Either of them really. Yes, it's consistent in this game, but both were ridiculous.

Starting to think the refs are on Penno bonuses :lol:
 

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Because the rule of law says its a pen, if the ref goes against it VAR will over rule it.
It doesn't actually - there's allowances for "unnatural position" and "silhouette" of which both were completely not contravening.
 

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Jesus, didn't they just play 2 days ago?? How can this even be allowed?
 

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Jesus, didn't they just play 2 days ago?? How can this even be allowed?
This is our 7th game in 17 days I think:

13 Sept: Everton (PL)
17 Sept: Plovdiv (EL)
20 Sept: Soton (PL)
24 Sept: Shkendija (EL)
27 Sept: Newcastle (PL)
29 Sept: Chelsea (CC)
1 Oct: Maccabi (EL)

AND we had a game against Leyton Orient cancelled between all that on the 22nd!
 

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Because the rule of law says its a pen, if the ref goes against it VAR will over rule it.
There’s no VAR at this stage in the competition though.

Won’t be any in the group stage either.
 

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Im happy Spurs are getting some false confidence they re suddenly great.
I don't think that's what's happening. They're still super-dependent on elite forwards like Kane and Son doing amazing things to outscore opponents, because they can't rely on their far more pedestrian midfield and defence to do anything else. The fact that Haifa have carved them open time and again for goals and chances is a testament to how little they can rely on a strategy of not conceding.

And, as best I can tell, a lot of Spurs fans begrudgingly accept this diagnosis. A lot of the talk on Spurs forums is about how worrying their defence is against poverty teams.
 

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Unless some giant by some chances dropping into EL at later stage, Tottenham is no.1 favorite to win EL
 

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I don't think that's what's happening. They're still super-dependent on elite forwards like Kane and Son doing amazing things to outscore opponents, because they can't rely on their far more pedestrian midfield and defence to do anything else. The fact that Haifa have carved them open time and again for goals and chances is a testament to how little they can rely on a strategy of not conceding.

And, as best I can tell, a lot of Spurs fans begrudgingly accept this diagnosis. A lot of the talk on Spurs forums is about how worrying their defence is against poverty teams.
One minute Jose is a defensive shit house of a manager, the next he scores 7 and Spurs fans are concerned of our defence? Most Spurs fans I know, in person and online are not concerned in the slightest about our defence. :houllier:

I have watched the whole match and I defeintely have not said, "OMG we have been carved open time and time again"
 

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Jesus, didn't they just play 2 days ago?? How can this even be allowed?
They've got a big enough squad as reflected in the results. One thing you can't say about Spurs squad is it lacks depth.

Does seem a bit risky playing Kane every 48 hours though with his history of hamstring injuries. Maybe not now but in a few months. Think Mourinho pleading for England to rest him will fall on death ears.
 

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Unless some giant by some chances dropping into EL at later stage, Tottenham is no.1 favorite to win EL
Well one of Leipzig (comfortably beat Spurs last season), Man. United or PSG going to drop in for a start.

Spurs probably in top 5 contenders but they obviously need to keep Son and Kane fit for the knockout stages.
 

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Sometimes when a team is in a "crisis", the best thing is to have games coming in thick and fast.

Spurs's run in next month and early December is brutal on paper though, especially depending if they remain in the Carabao Cup. I can see Mourinho getting up to his old tricks if things don't go his way.
 

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They've got a big enough squad as reflected in the results. One thing you can't say about Spurs squad is it lacks depth.

Does seem a bit risky playing Kane every 48 hours though with his history of hamstring injuries. Maybe not know but in a few months. Think Mourinho pleading for England to rest him will fall on death ears.
They will have Bale and new Carlos Vinícius to rotate with Kane. Bale being the goal scorer with Vinícius being the support.
 

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Well one of Leipzig (comfortably beat Spurs last season), Man. United or PSG going to drop in for a start.

Spurs probably in top 5 contenders but they obviously need to keep Son and Kane fit for the knockout stages.
Last season was last season. Leipzig lost Werner. As seeing in later stage of CL, it's a huge change.

As for now, we don't have the squad for Thursday football.
 

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They will have Bale and new Carlos Vinícius to rotate with Kane. Bale being the goal scorer with Vinícius being the support.
We'll have to see what stage Bale is in. Sure he'll have some good games but hard to be him being the force of old although he probably won't have to be as Spurs certainly didn't have the quality of Kane and Son last time he was at the club upfront.

Spurs will be in the mix for sure but yeah have to see who drops in after xmas, Inter Milan and Sevilla did and made the final.