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  • Old Fan Old Fan Dec 8, 2009 08:21 Flag

    Positives & Negatives..

    Hey EBM - I'll take the toffee apple with cheese - but hold the toffee, and extra cheese please!

    For all the criticism, how many would have jumped all over 4th place in early December when we started the season?

    Do agree with whoever made the observation about Kranjcar leaving a hole in defense and not being a lot of help in that area of the park ( I hadn;t noticed that - but in retrospect great observation) - which still doesn't excuse the huge error made by Bale which gave them the first goal (without which we would have gone on for the win) - but there again - Defoe should have slotted the penalty (is there a worse place to put it than down and the middle and on the effing ground?).

    We've got Modric to come back - which will make a huge difference - what is interesting now is who will Harry let go and who will he bring in during the January window, and who will he bring back? Will Woody ever recover from his groin injury, or do we now have 2 CBs who are shaky from a fitness perspective (and if so - do we go after a couple more and dump one or both?). Alsos agree with the comment about the disappointment re: Hudd - so much ability, great touch, but there's something missing between his ears it seems (tho' he is still young).

    Bottom line is that we are 4th, and we have 3 games ahead that could see us pick up 9 points - let's hope 'arry can rally the troops and have them bounce back.

    And I still see a 4th spot at the end of the season despite some of the naysayers on this board!

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    • HI Old Fan twas me that was me on about Krankjar and my point was that Bale was left exposed and was covering the man with the ball attacking the inside right position. When that kid came down the right wing Bale misjudged his pace or got his angle of interception wrong and so was easily done!!
      If it had been Modric there he would have followed the full back's run and possibly stopped the pass being made, intercepted the ball or the full back.
      I know Bale wasn't great but nor was A-E in the first half, both for the same reason IMHO

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      • I like and dislike this thread in equal measure. I like it because it is so very much Spurs football related and relevent with some interesting opinions. I dislike it because there is too much pessimism in it for me.

        I would have been very happy with 4th at this stage of the season before we kicked the first ball and I still am. Did we lose 2 points against Everton - yes of course and I get so bl00dy frustrated when we do that BUT are we a better side than we were 18 months ago - yes of course we are.

        SB denies having a downer on Corluka but she is always on about how poor he is. For me yes he is bit slow and against a tricky fast winger he can get caught out but his distribution is good and his positioning means his lack of pace is rarely a problem.

        I, on the other hand, think Hudd is the player most over rated and the the one that should not be in the team. He does nothing for me, losing the ball with too many 40 yard cross pitch passes, not tracking back and looking like a really miserable sulk - get rid of him - and Jenas!

        Bale is still worth more time but Ekotto had a nightmare first 45 min's. He hurdled out ot 2 fifty fifty tackles rather than getting stuck in and that is not acceptable - is it?

        Anyway, that is what I think for what it is worth. I am not going to predict where we finish as long as it is in the top half I will be happy. Anything more than that and I will be really made up!!!