Post-match: PL MD14: Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - Dec. 20, 2020

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by electrickeeper, Dec 18, 2020.

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Result

Poll closed Dec 20, 2020.
  1. Spurs win by 2 goals or more

    62.5%
  2. Spurs win by 1 goal

    25.0%
  3. Draw

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Leicester win by 2 goals or more

    12.5%
  1. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V LEICESTER CITY
    PREMIER LEAGUE
    SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER
    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM
    KICK-OFF: 2.15PM GMT

    THFC Injuries & Suspensions

    - Gareth Bale (75%, illness)
    - Erik Lamela (out, calf/shin/heel)
    - Japhet Tanganga (out, shoulder)

    Leicester Injuries & Suspensions

    - Calgar Soyuncu (out, groin/hip/pelvic)
    - Ricardo Pereira (out, groin/hip/pelvic)
    - Timothy Castagne (75%, thigh)
    - Daniel Amartey (out, thigh)

    Form (all comps)
    THFC - LDWWD
    Leicester - LWWWL

    Officials
    Referee
    : Craig Pawson
    Assistants: Simon Bennett, Eddie Smart
    Fourth official: David Coote
    VAR: Paul Tierney
    Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

    Odds (for entertainment purposes only)
    Tottenham win: +110
    Draw: +250
    Leicester win: +265


    Well well well, here we are, getting ready to begin THICK AND FAST™ season! 5 matches over the next two weeks (4 PL, 1 LC)! I'll put the marker out there and say that the season will be defined by this stretch of games. 12 points is not a completely unreasonable expectation, but also probably not a completely realistic one (gotta love Spurs, eh?). Leicester (H), Stoke (A-LC), Wolves (A), Fulham (H), Leeds (A)

    Anyways, enough big picture, let's look at this match. I'm officially worried about Tanganga. I get wanting to be like Ledley King, but maybe the injuries are a little too much. The injury report otherwise is more of the same. At some point we'll see Bale start in the league, and I hope it's this match. Bergwijn is helpful on defense, but as we saw against Liverpool, his end product isn't quite up to snuff.

    ek's predicted XI
    Lloris
    Aurier - Dier - Alderweireld - Reguilon
    Sissoko - Hojbjerg
    Bale - Ndombele - Son
    Kane​

    PL Match Centre
    Tottenham Match Centre
    Leicester Match Centre

    This match will be broadcast on NBCSN in the US. :cool:
     
  2. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Bale is a good shout. He would be perfect for Jose's rope-a-dope style - imagine if it were Bale clean through on goal instead of Bergie...

    Maybe Doherty will be back in at RB with rotation. I think we will start to see more of Dele, it looks like he is slowly extricating himself from Jose's doghouse.
     
  3. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    It will be interesting to see how much squad rotation there is. This is a big game, but the one on Wednesday is even bigger.
     
  4. Tim1975

    Tim1975 Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Geez... what a mess. :mad:
     
  5. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Serge Aurier - pourquoi?

    Effing imbécile
     
  6. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Looking very spursy today. Can't hold the ball at all. Put in Dele?
     
  7. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    This is painful to watch. I really hate it.
     
  8. Tim1975

    Tim1975 Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Well that sucks
     
  9. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Turning it off now. I'll be back for Stoke, these pricks aren't ruining my day.
     
  10. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Winks on for Aurier. Winks and Bale in at the same time. Who'd've thought that'd be a sign of things gone horribly wrong.
     
  11. NoVa.Dad

    NoVa.Dad Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Nov 19, 2018
    Bale looks lazy, just walking around the pitch.
     
  12. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    A Spursy day to end a Spursy week. In another season when most of the big names are underperforming and a real window to winning the league opens Leicester beats us at home.
     
  13. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Oh, what you've missed. :unsure:
     
  14. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    That's four minutes now. Kill it. Kill it!
     
  15. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    For all you people who were giddily talking about winning the league, just another reminder that this is Spurs and they will always let you down.
     
    BalanceUT repped this.
  16. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Starting to be a concern, aside from the cameo against Brighton, he has been a massively expensive pantload.
     
  17. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    As a fan of Bale, his performance today was the most disappointing thing about the result. He didn't show enough to merit being a regular starter even though RW is up for grabs right now.
     
  18. BalanceUT

    BalanceUT RSL and THFC!

    Oct 8, 2006
    Appalachia
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pookspur's spectacular selection record eventually had to come up a winner.
     
  19. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    How do you stop Harry Kane, Son Heung Min, Gareth Bale, Kevin Debruyne and Mo Salah from playing?

    Hire Jose Mourinho.
     
  20. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Only on Planet Spurs can you be 1st at the start of the week and be 5th at the end of it. Sigh.
     
  21. NoVa.Dad

    NoVa.Dad Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Nov 19, 2018
    I'm a Madrid fan, but I was hoping for Bale to return to form for the Spurs. He just looked disinterested in the game.
     
  22. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    the players just didn't look sharp - I think they're tired. We have a deep squad, but some players are playing every minute of every game - again.
     
  23. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    I am beginning to think this core of players just doesn't have the mentality to win anything. Hopefully I will be proven wrong, but our recent history doesn't show otherwise.

    I look at Liverpool who, despite having several key players out, have beaten us, Leicester 3-0, Wolves 4-0 and Crystal Palace 7-0, not to mention them rolling over some teams in the CL. Now when Klopp took over there, they were miles away from winning the PL or the CL, but the German has transformed them into a machine like we saw in the glory days of Liverpool. Klopp is a big part of that transformation, but it can't all be down to the manager, ultimately the players have to deliver and they have delivered.

    At Spurs, various managers, the chairman and the board have been blamed for lack of success, but at some point, you have to look at the players. I mean it's not like our managers have been given scraps to work with. We have had players of the year, young players of the year, golden boot winners and players who have commanded massive fees in transfers to top clubs. If you had given me a list of all the players to have worn a Spurs shirt the last decade and told me that we would not have won even one trophy, I wouldn't have believed it. Even Arsenal, as shambolic as they have been over the last decade, have won 4 FA Cups.
     
  24. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    On the bright side, I read that Stoke's top 5 goalkeepers are all ruled out of tomorrow's match - 4 injured, one cup tied. Just have to put some shots on goal, now.
     
  25. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Not one of our strong suits, unfortunately.
     

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