Spurs vs. Man City, PL, Sun. Feb. 2, 11:30 am ET

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  1. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Pep Guardiola brings his free-scoring Manchester City side to Nouveau WHL to match wits with old nemesis Jose Mourinho.

    In a season of mediocrity, our home numbers offer some crumbs of comfort - only the top 3 have won more at home and only Liverpool and Sheffield United have conceded fewer goals in front of their own fans (I had to do a double-take on that one). The bad news is City have scored 34 away goals, which is almost as many as we have scored home and away (38). Bad news II: we have won none of our last 12 in the league against the Big 6 (lost 9, drawn 3) and Jose has won none of his last 8 against Big 6 opposition (lost 6, drawn 2), including all 3 as Tottenham boss, stats which support the argument that he is being left behind by his more progressive peers.

    Hopefully the signings of Bergwjin and Lo Celso, along with the departures of the malcontents Eriksen and Rose, will have lifted some of the cloud that has hung over the team this season.
     
  2. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    wow. :(
     
  3. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    If you don't believe in The Gambler's Fallacy, we're due...
     
  4. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Here are the teams:

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Alli, Son, Lucas Moura. Subs: Vertonghen, Lamela, Dier, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Fernandes.

    Man City:
    Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling. Subs: Bravo, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Silva, Joao Cancelo, Foden, Garcia.

    Referee:
    Mike Dean.
     
  5. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Sterling should be off for that red card offence ..
     
  6. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    22 points behind and STILL no sign of him starting Foden and that’s with BOTH Silvas on the bench ..
     
  7. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Mike Dean, Kevin Friend and VAR are an absolute disgrace. How Sterling is still on the pitch is beyond me. Should have been sent off for a nasty challenge that could have broken Dele's leg. Then he should have got a second yellow for diving trying to draw a penalty from Lloris.
     
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  8. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Yep a yellow for the blatant dive and a second yellow ( red really ) for that horror tackle !!

    Sterling’s first touch has again been abysmal today
     
  9. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Serge Aurier is a total bonehead. He must hold the club record for conceding penalties.
     
  10. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Halftime stats:
    Attempts: 1-11
    On target: 0-3
    Possession: 33%-67%
    Touches in opp.box: 3-30
     
  11. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Var continues to suck. I'm liking Bergwijn so far.
     
  12. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Winks intercepts the corner, drives forward, draws a second yellow from Zinchenko. Veteran move.
     
  13. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    Canada
    Mood right now.

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  14. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    That was … unexpected, both before the match and during most of it.
     
  15. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    What a pleasant surprise. Son is scoring goals again. Bergwijn had a good game, hopefully that was just a cramp that forced him off. Brilliant passes by Moura and Ndombele to set up the goals. And finally a clean sheet. Plus a lot of other teams dropped points.
     
  16. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    United States
    #16 soccernutter, Feb 2, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
    After watching the highlights, this team looked different than versus Norwich two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, the goal celebrations where muted, almost look like nobody was having fun, and they were not really a team. Today, from the highlights, they looked they were having fun and a team again.

    Oh, and also after watching the highlights, reminded me very much of the match versus Real Madrid 3 seasons ago (Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley). Both Real and Man City had some great opportunities, but just could not finish. But when Spurs had the opportunity, they pounced.
     
  17. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
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    pffft! we were just plain better than Madrid that day, 'nutter, me owd mukka. they were already down two before they put any sustained pressure on. and down three when one finally fell right for 'em.

    edit: having typed that, I've just youtubed the highlights to insure that I'm remembering it correctly. and I gotta say … I really enjoyed it.
     
  18. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    I would really like to hear why that wasn’t a red on Sterling.
     
  19. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
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    United States
    As my memory goes, even in the first half, Real couldn't do what they normally do. Yes, Spurs were better, but there was lack of decisiveness by Real. It really came to head when Spurs were up 2-0 and Ronaldo couldn't score from 6 yards out (or something like that). But Spurs didn't have a large number of chances, but what they had they finished. That latter part is what really seems to be the case from the highlights, today.
     
  20. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Poch set us up in a 3-5-2 against Real and Dortmund, conceded possession and played on the counter, and it worked a treat.
     
  21. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Because the VAR, Kevin Friend, is a total twat.
     
  22. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    The protratced departure of 2 players, Eriksen and Rose, who clearly didn't want to be at the club, has helped lift the mood. Lesson learned 6 months too late from Daniel Levy.
     
  23. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Welcome to the club, son!

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  24. Golara

    Golara Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Here are the stats from our 2 games against City this season:

    Spurs shots against Manchester City this season: 6
    Spurs goals against Manchester City this season: 4
    Spurs points against Manchester City this season: 4

    Manchester City shots against Spurs this season: 48
    Manchester City goals against Spurs this season: 2
    Manchester City points against Spurs this season: 1
     
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  25. pookspur

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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
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    actually, I was only commenting because I was at the match and I've cultivated my memory of it to have been a sound thrashing, even though I know it may not have been. that said, in the first half we were definitely the better side, on the front foot and threatening throughout (and scoring once). they had a couple half-chances, but going into halftime I remember thinking they'd been fortunate to be only down one.

    the second half was a bit different, as they poured forward - but what they created (including their goal) was less down to them pulling us apart with smart attacking football than a case of just getting everyone in and around it - at least as I remember it. needless to say, I was a wreck - especially after they scored. objectively speaking, I have no idea who was better … but on the night, I definitely walked out of Wembley thinking we'd given it to 'em.
     

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