Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
To me you are no different than all those United fans who took joy out of our misery. I feel no desire to be so obvious and kick them whilst they are down, for a moment or a few seasons.
To me real football fans have respect and can exchange on respect whether supporting different teams or not.
All the negative stuff towards other clubs is a waste of time and shows a small mind.
I can look forward to beating Spurs whilst at the same time have respect for the way they run their club at the moment and for their manager and squad.
And just because some where happy when we suffered, why should I be happy when they suffer?
I just hope this is our time.
Take a chill pill and just enjoy the period we are in.
Look it is only a matter of time before you will be back . I have been hurting since our last PL title nearly 10 years ago, for you it has been a few games. You can't lose a manager like SAF without a bit of pain. Even at Everton Moyes used to do better in the 2nd half of the season as far as my memory serves me. You just don't want the worst case scenario which IMO would be for you to miss out on a top 4 spot because that would either mean having to sack Moyes and start over, if you keep Moyes, having trouble signing great players. It is too early to think like this but, believe me, if it gets down to it you will be as happy as I was to #$%$ forth on the last day of the season.
- Govinda Govinda Sep 30, 2013 15:15 Flag
I actually feel bad for United fans. There is real chance they finish outside the top 4 although the season is still long. What puzzles me is the media. On the one hand they wrote how special SAF was, and there is no doubt he was the best manager in England during his reign IMO, on the other hand when the next manager - Moyes- proves how good SAF was by not being able to raise an unspectacular squad above the sum of its parts, they slaughter the new manager?
Either SAF was a genius for winning the PL last season with this squad and Moyes is human, or the Man U squad was so good that claiming SAF was great - last season - is rubbish in which case Moyes is rubbish as well.
It is hard, at the moment, to see them retain the title. Having said that niether Chelsea nor City have looked convincing. At the moment Spurs might be a real threat on the back of the depth of their squad and Liverpool look great as well. Every time Giroud goes down I shudder but if we stay healthy and get Pod and Ox back we have a chance as well.
At the moment between Man U, Liverpool, City, Spurs, Chelsea and ourselves I think they all should have equal odds for a top 4 finish. Maybe the odds to win the PL are less even?
- Govinda Govinda Sep 23, 2013 14:38 Flag
Once Pod is back he is a good option since he does not seem to be a starting 11 player so lets hope he will back before Feb-March. Although Ozil could play as a central striker I think it is sub-optimal to sacrifice games of starting 11 players. If it is a one or two game thing maybe it is not too bad but if it is for a prolonged period of time it changes the shape of the team too much for my liking.
- Govinda Govinda Sep 23, 2013 10:38 Flag
I definitely was not against the Flamini signing although I admit our summer window was not complete for me until we signed Ozil. I think that signing gave the players a lot of extra confidence and did a lot for the fans as well.
Ramsey has been crucial since the last 10-15 games of last season and is now the box to box midfield player we needed. At the moment only Yaja can be said to be as important to his team. Most importantly Ramsey is bringing it every game and if you want to win anything your key players have to bring it every game. A good sing.
I thought Vermaelen is back? I am not so worried about our defensive cover (if he is back) as much as I am worried about an injury to Giroud. As Wenger said said himself he has to rotate and he needs to rest players. If Giroud picks up a longer term injury we can not rely on Walcott for too many games since he to needs rest. At the moment that leaves Bendter as our only central striker in absence of Giroud (I don't think Sanogo is ready for the big games) and I don't think that is a great option, particularly when it comes to last months of the season when hopefully we are in the knock-out stages of the cups etc.
- Govinda Govinda Sep 20, 2013 08:28 Flag
away wins in the CL are big. No matter who the opponent. Ramsey was key last season in the last 10 or so games and has stepped it up an other level, great to see.
I do hope we soon get some bodies back since we can't keep playing the same 11 all the time, we need to rotate in order not to fade in the 2nd half of the season.
Has Moureen lost his touch? Can't say I am looking forward to the media circus if they don't get a few results soon.