Post-match: PL MD1: Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Sept. 13, 2020

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by electrickeeper, Sep 11, 2020.

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Result?

Poll closed Sep 13, 2020.
  1. THFC win by 2+ goals

    37.5%
  2. THFC win by 1 goal

    37.5%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Everton win by 1 goal

    25.0%
  5. Everton win by 2+ goals

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1 electrickeeper, Sep 11, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2020
    Trying out something a little different this season.

    I'm going to attempt to post a pre-match thread before all matches (just trying to commiserate with the gaffer during our fixture congestion) with a result poll. Your selections will be tracked throughout the season and at the end, we will crown a COYStradamus. I will create and stick a results table after we have started.

    The poll will close before the match, and you cannot change your selection after it has been made, so choose wisely (or select THFC by 2+ every time ya optimistic bunch:D)!

    We'll also try to keep all of the discussion pertaining to a single match in each thread - no real need to spread out related conversation.
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    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V EVERTON
    PREMIER LEAGUE
    SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM
    KICK-OFF: 4.30PM GMT


    THFC injuries
    - Japhet Tanganga (out, thigh)
    - Giovani Lo Celso (late fitness test, hamstring)

    Everton injuries
    - Mason Holgate (out, toe)
    - Fabian Delph (late fitness test,calf/shin/heel)

    Lots of potential new faces for the first match of the 20/21 PL. Spurs have Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Matt Doherty looking for debuts, while Everton could give debuts to Allan, James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Niels Nkounkou.

    I will update with US TV information as soon as I can get it, or if someone can find it easily, I can add it to this post.

    Edit: appears to be on Peacock in some form.
     
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  2. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    It appears it’s scheduled to be on Peacock. I’ll be completely honest I don’t fully understand Peacock’s availability model (there’s purple feather on the listing). So it might be free to watch, might be part of their paid tier or part of their other paid tier.

    :shrug:
     
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  3. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Jose will set us up in a classic 8-1-1 formation, Everton will have 70% possession, but we nick it with a goal on our only shot on target.
     
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  4. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    I'll play, even if there's no cash prize.
     
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  5. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I cannot confirm nor deny the presence of an end-of-season prize to the victor.
     
  6. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I've compromised between my hopes (2+ win) and expectations (draw) ... so a 1-goal win it is, then.
     
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  7. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    James announces himself to the league. Loss by 1. I hope I'm wrong. I like Ancelotti.
     
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  8. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #8 electrickeeper, Sep 13, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
    Tottenham XI

    Hugo
    Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Davies
    Højbjerg, Winks
    Lucas, Dele, Son
    Kane​

    Subs
    Hart, Sanchez, Aurier, Lamela, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bergwijn

    Everton XI

    Pickford
    Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne
    Allan, Gomes
    Rodriguez, Doucoure, Richarlison
    Calvert-Lewin​

    Subs
    Virginia, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Davies, Walcott, Bernard, Kean
     
  9. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Anyone seeing this?

    Not feeling confident at the moment. Monitoring online blows. I may have to walk away from this.
     
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  10. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    According to the numbers, possession roughly 50/50 and we've had 3 shots on goal to their 1.

    If the match thread at SC is anything to go by, however, our first half can be summed up thus:

    We're shit.
    Davies is shit.
    Moura is shit.
    Winks is really shit.

    To surmise: Mourinho out!
     
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  11. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Winks was shit, but I did hope to see Ndombele start.

    Not a terrible half, but not great either.

    Onward and upward!

    If we're going to exclusively counter, I think Ndombele coming on is absolutely necessary.
     
  12. mekarshalev

    mekarshalev Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    actually we looked quite sharper and incisive than before
     
  13. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Bet Jose wished he’d signed James Rodríguez - he’s been a class apart so far
     
  14. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Sissoko for Dele, then?

    Not exactly intuitive, but I'll grant that Jose should know a bit more than a fella sat in Indiana who can't even see it.
     
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  15. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    'should'
     
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  16. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Dier is a liability wherever you play him..

    It’s not enough nowadays just to be ‘tough’
     
  17. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    After 70 minutes
    • Defense looks weak.
    • No Lo Celso to unlock defenses
    • Goal scorers seem to have a diminishing ability to score goals out of nothing
    Only the first game so not much to conclude from it.
     
  18. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    Dreadful second half. Maybe a healthy Lo Celso will improve things, but doesn’t look like a team in contention for a top four finish.
     
  19. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Aaaahhh ... Spurs.
     
  20. leocal11

    leocal11 Member+

    Feb 7, 2005
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what shit was that. new season, same shit.
    where is the desire, passion, movement?
    i didn't want to see an Everton home match, its our home start and that is the energy they give.
    livid. :mad:
    the players are not worthy of playing in that new stadium.
     
  21. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let the meltdown commence. Lol
     
  22. leocal11

    leocal11 Member+

    Feb 7, 2005
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you were not wrong.
    James has not even settled in, and he was class. calm, movement, great passing.
    they had the energy and passion.
    we were crap.
     
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  23. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    I did not think we could be worse than last season but I was wrong.

    We did not create one scoring chance in the second half.

    We were played off the park, especially in the second half.

    We were second to every ball and looked knackered.

    I still can't see what Jose is trying to do tactically. The half-time sub of Sissoko for Dele was a terrible decision.

    Like I said, the squad is not good enough and the only person who can change that is sitting on his 6 million pound a year butt. Everton identified where their problem areas were and went out and signed 3 quality players in James, Allan and Doucoure, before the season started. You can talk all you want about the new stadium and the deal with the NFL, but if you don't invest in your squad, we will be nothing more than a rich man's Newcastle (and I am doing them a disservice because even they have had a better window than us).
     
  24. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    And only 70% fit apparently
     
  25. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    It's clear that there's a disconnect between the defence, the midfield and the attack. The defenders seem more than happy to play long, hopeful balls out of the back because they don't trust the midfield to do anything. At the same time, Kane's out there looking for service and the best he can get are those long balls out of the back.

    Lo Celso probably changes that but it can't just be down to him to unlock defences. The team's success can't depend on whether one person's health or whether Son/Lucas have bothered to turn up.

    There's also the problem of too much space in between the lines. Every time James had the ball he had tons of space to play a diagonal pass. In the first half, we used a high press with some success but the back line didn't step up to try and suffocate Everton in their own half.

    Sometimes I watch this team and I wonder whether the attackers, the midfield and the defenders train separately from each other?
     

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