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HRJ, I introduced a new rule that football matches finish after 84 minutes and spent the l...
HRJ, I introduced a new rule that football matches finish after 84 minutes and spent the last 10 mins screaming that at the telly... it seems the ref hadn't heard that one yet. However, now it's over I might let Sepp know he should revert to the old 90 min plan.
Surely we have more home players than that? Anyway, welcome to BraveSpur my two new recr...
Surely we have more home players than that?
Anyway, welcome to BraveSpur my two new recruits, who else will join us?
I can't do this tactical loss malarkey, it's a cup and we should play like it in m...
I can't do this tactical loss malarkey, it's a cup and we should play like it in my mind (I'm old fashioned like that). However, the fact that there are still £15 full adult tickets left suggests to me that fans have spoken with their (our? - can't make it myself) Feet.
I suspect it'll be a proper youth side so as to save us any embarrassment if/when we get beat, the likes of Kane will probably be the senior players!
Alan/Paddy, what odds you taking on 3-1 to the good guys (the ones in lillywhite)? NBR/d...
Alan/Paddy, what odds you taking on 3-1 to the good guys (the ones in lillywhite)?
NBR/drunken gambler (on a Tuesday no less!)
And Dempsey's in the Lodge! I'm not that fussed by Dempsey, but for that kind of...
And Dempsey's in the Lodge!
I'm not that fussed by Dempsey, but for that kind of money why the hell not??
Got to love yahoo, directly under the story titled "AVB not thinking about revenge&qu...
Got to love yahoo, directly under the story titled "AVB not thinking about revenge" is one entitled "AVB out to avenge Chelsea exit"...
All in all it's been a pretty good festive season points wise, display wise, and oppon...
All in all it's been a pretty good festive season points wise, display wise, and opponent-results wise (our near competitors in the league I mean - thanks 'Arry for a cheeky favour today, I'd have settled for Chelski getting a draw).
BUT: while we've had some comprehensive wins, we've been playing teams we 'should' be able to beat, and arguably should have beaten them more thoroughly. Two points in case: 1) vs Villa, at half time we'd had 15 corners to Villa's 1, and yet the score was still 0-0, and 2) the stats from the Reading gam: https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/286153254826557441/photo/1.
Now, obviously we're playing in 'the right way' and getting in the right places, but you'd think if you get 30 shots you should maybe get more than 3 in the net. I'm really not complaining about the outcomes, but I'd like to see the team getting a touch more clinical again; we won't have games like these every week and have the luxury of missing 90% of our shots.
In particular 2 things I noticed:
1) we are slipping up on set pieces again (hence the 15 corners, no goals) - we started to improve with them a while back, but it's disappointing at present.
2) we've been disappointing when 'straight' attacking; against Sunderland we were all over the first half possession, but our goals came once we 'let them have it' a bit in the second half and scored on the counter, and it was the same with Villa. While that's sort of to be expected given the opposition (i.e. when we're attacking they'll happily park the bus), it goes back to us needing to be more clinical when in front of goal.
I'm really not complaining, I'm very happy with 10 out of the last 12 points, especially with how the teams around us have done, I just think we need to be aware that it's not necessarily been as easy as the scorelines imply and consider how it'll be against higher placed teams. The transfer window's probably come at a good time to help resolve this.
Apparently he underwent surgery yest, they weren't disclosing recovery time at that st...
Apparently he underwent surgery yest, they weren't disclosing recovery time at that stage.
However, I don't consider Sandro in the holding role full strength; my ideal line up would be Parker (I know, when he joined us I never dreamt I'd say that) in the holding, Bale & Lennon on the wings, & Dembele/a.n.other (for me ideally a VDV/Modric, but that's getting trapped in the past). Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't dream of losing Sandro, and would like to experiment with playing wing backs (I reckon Walker and Bale would do well in that role), with 2-3 CBs and 2 DMs (Sandro & Parker), but ideally I wouldn't choose Sandro over Parker.
No. Sorry, but there's a massive difference at the top of the table, Chelsea are 12 point...
Sorry, but there's a massive difference at the top of the table, Chelsea are 12 points ahead with a game in hand. I've always considered it to be a top 3 then Arsenal instead of a top 4, but I think a gap has been created in recent times making it a top two and a second two.
That said, I'm looking forward to a league shake up next season, if Man U can succeed in spite of wallet power then anything's possible!