Tottenham vs Arsenal 22/4 pre/post match talk

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by Colm, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
  2. C'e' Solo l'Inter

    C'e' Solo l'Inter New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Southwark.
    beat them, and beat them badly.
     
  3. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Bigsoccer.com
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Just need a point to keep our destiny in own hands.

    Thankfully got the rest of the week to rest and work on the injuries. Need Gardner fit for his pace at the back, apparently Dawson had a calf strain at the end of the ManYoo game, but hopefully that's not serious.

    Hopefully Teemu will be fit as well. Murphy did not impress as a sub today and Davids is well past it.

    We're in good form but missing too many chances. Hopefully the midfield can control the possession, no silly mistakes from the fullbacks and a goal or two from Keano or Defoe.
     
  4. ox utd

    ox utd New Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    charleston
    I'd like to see the exact same lineup as the manu game minus Davids, with Tanio/murphy to replace him. Obviously I'd rather have King back, but since that's impossible I had no problem with our two central defenders today - and I think the pace/quickness of arse's forwards would have Gardner falling about like a newborn giraffe. Wouldn't mind seeing Kelly either, but I think Stalteri's experience will help in a match of this magnitude/pressure.
     
  5. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Die Ars*nal, DIE!

    Oh, and I want Robbie to score a hat-trick.
     
  6. Danners9

    Danners9 New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Drunken Clam, Quahog
    Biggest game of the league season. We knew it would be as soon as the fix came out.

    Davenport and Dawson were incredible today. The midfield was class, but i think Tainio is better suited to these games than Davids. If fit that is.

    Spurs need to use Lennon more, today he was more of a spectator. He's a key weapon.

    I'll be watching the Villarreal match in the week keanly, hoping for some stuff to happen. Anything to benefit us.

    A win here is key, a draw will do. A defeat is possible but unthinkable ;)
     
  7. THFC1

    THFC1 New Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    South East London
    What we want is for one of the Villarreal South Americans to take out Henry*, lets face it if you want someone to do the cynical stuff you can always trust a South American to do it discretely.

    *before people go mental not a serious injury, just one that will see him out of Arsenal's remaining games and one where he will come back just in time for his medical at Barcelona.

    Back to this game it is the biggest North London derby for years (for us anyway). It is important that Lennon is fit for this one and maybe put Mido up front.
     
  8. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

    Apr 4, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    This is exactly what scares me. All too often teams go into games like this looking not-to-lose instead of playing to win. Almost inevitably they lose. They'll get the lead early, sit back, and stay back all game, the other team evens up the game and then scores to go ahead, and the team who was playing not-to-lose simply cannot flip a switch and start playing good attacking ball.

    Luckily, I think Jol will have Spurs playing to win from the outset. If not, this could end in the worst possible way. I really hope we win this one. Regardless of the outcome, this game will be talked about for a very long time.

    If we win 4th and Arsenal bump us out of the Champions League by winning it, that wouldn't be so bad. I have faith that we'll progress out of the UEFA spot into the Champions League anyway. But to be pipped by them at the end, that'd be quite bad.

    Let's play aggressively from the start.

    -Digital
     
  9. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well if i'm honest Arsenal are favourites for 4th spot now, we'll need 6/7 points out of are last 3 games to stand a chance.
     
  10. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    ******** them. Let them riot. We want Henry to get tackled studs-up all game.
     
  11. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

    Apr 4, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    I think Davenport has some potential, but he's still pretty inexperienced at this level. I know a lot of people on this board had given up on him, but he does have talent, and it's nice to see him performing well against a class opponent. That being said, I'm uneasy about him starting against Arsenal, as they are all speed and trickery, which aren't Calum's strengths.

    -Digital
     
  12. Joe_Sanchez

    Joe_Sanchez New Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    England
    This game is the most important game of the season. For us and for Arsenal.

    Not to mention the fact that it's the last ever North London derby at Highbury.

    If we win then we'll almost certainly secure 4th place in the league. If we draw, then it will still be in our hands. If we lose Arsenal will probably come 4th.

    We all knew it would come down to this and it has. Hopefully their draining trip to Spain will help, and we'll have longer to prepare.

    People seem to be taking it for granted that:
    1) We will beat Bolton and West Ham.
    2) Arsenal win win their other games.

    ...but anything can happen.
     
  13. ox utd

    ox utd New Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    charleston
    Good points, but who's the other option? See my statement about newborn giraffes before saying Gardner...;)
     
  14. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Huddlestone anyone?
     
  15. ox utd

    ox utd New Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    charleston
    That's an option - he and Davenport have both only made a handful of appearances so the experience factor would not be an issue (since neither has much). Do we think he'd handle what arse's attacking players bring better than Davenport? I think either of them would probably be better than Gardner (without Ledley there to guide him).
     
  16. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    Man, if there was ever a game that we desperately needed Ledley..........
     
  17. Lillywhite

    Lillywhite New Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    London
    Stick with Dav and Daws. Did well. King is the only one who can deal with Henry so we're fuct anyway. Just a matter of what position we want to get pounded in.

    Draw would be the excellent.
     
  18. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Agreed with the defence we have and the way Arsenal are playing at home it's going to be so difficult. Just gotta hope we get something.
     
  19. LedleybetterthanSol

    Jun 16, 2004
    Gold Coast/Australia
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    We have to play to win! Otherwise we will definately lose. If we play as well as we did against ManU and make one or two changes we will be alright I think.
     
  20. (De La)Redstriker06

    May 3, 2003
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    In the preseason I picked the top 5 as follows:
    1. Man U
    2. Chelsea
    3. Liverpool
    4. Tottenham
    5. Arsenal

    Until united lost agaisnt Sunderland it looked like I was going to be hailed a genius. Ah well I'll settle for Arsenal getting knocked out of the CL can't stand Gooners.
     
  21. SpursGlory

    SpursGlory Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    Seattle Sounders FC
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I tend to agree here... but Spurs have been playing like that for some time (get a lead then bunker) with mixed results. They finally came out and played aggressive attacking football... but it's a funny game. Despite having the edge, the chances and a good deal of the possession we still lost. But I'd rather lose this way than lose like we have in the last dying minutes of a game trying to hold on.

    Considering the circumstances (Villarreal ties before and after) and our recent showings against them I'd like to think this is our best shot to win at the library... Ledley's injury dents this a bit but Dawson and Davenport did well against ManUre so anything is possible.

    I disagree... losing 4th either way is a tragedy but Arse fans will be having a laugh for eternity and not only be talking about being European Champions but knocking Spurs out of the CL in the process. This cannot happen! If it does Spurs better have some huge kharma result against the Arse coming their way as payback!
     
  22. SpursGlory

    SpursGlory Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    Seattle Sounders FC
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, this what everybody thinking...

    ---------------- Robinson ----------------
    Stalteri -- Dawson -- Davenport -- Lee
    Lennon --- Carrick ---- Jenas --- Tainio
    ----------- Keane --- Defoe -------------


    if Tainio out...
    ---------------- Robinson ----------------
    Stalteri -- Dawson -- Davenport -- Lee
    Lennon --- Carrick --- Jenas --- Murphy
    ----------- Keane --- Defoe -------------
     
  23. dcunited4life

    dcunited4life New Member

    Oct 5, 2001
    Seoul
    Tottenham Hotspurs....

    Please beat Arsenal and make it to the CL next year.

    You have over 40 million Koreans supporting you.
     
  24. SpursGlory

    SpursGlory Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    Seattle Sounders FC
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Came across this interesting bit of pre-game info while checking our overall record against Arse on different sites...

    This is a good omen!
    Let's go out with a win in our last league game at Highbury too! :D
     
  25. mis-e-one

    mis-e-one New Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Bedfordshire
    I'm confident we can get a result.

    Granted our record at Highbury in recent times isn't that good. Nonetheless, this is an important game so we HAVE to be up for it!
     

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