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  • 1st of all very good win, everton are a good team who work really hard & never give up.
    i thought we would draw this game so well done boys.

    1st half we dominated & deserved the 2 goal lead.
    but the 2nd half we looked dodgy & gave them a lot of chances.
    i was fearing another 2-2 comeback for everton.

    pros.
    good attacking football in 1st half.
    pav looked lively again & another goal.
    modric back to his best & superb goal!
    kranjkar played a lot better than he has done recently.

    cons.
    didnt fight hard enough in 2nd half.
    didnt defend as a team in 2nd half.
    tom getting injured, dont rate him highly but no other options?

    dont agree with harry regularly taking off defoe our main goal threat on the 70min mark. (yes he had a quiet game but he regularly does that & then bang latches onto a loose ball & scores).
    especially when he is replaced by eidur who did nothing except try to dribble the ball out of our area & got tackled. sorry but eidurs not spurs quality. would rather keane than eidur.


    anyway, 3pts badly needed against a good team.

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    • Pretty much how I saw it, SB. We were purring in the first half with the passing and the back-heels etc. Good job we had the bebefit of a two-goal cushion because yet again we allowed them to get into the game in the second half. I thought we actually missed Tom after he got injured, our shape seemed to go a bit, and Kaboul looked a bit lost. Modrich was brilliant. He and Bale on the left linked up superbly, defensively and in attack. Good to beat Everton, who are a form side at the moment, in the PL anyway. The SIX minutes added time scared me a bit though especially since they were creating a bit, and Donovan had missed an open goal!

    • fair points Sfer & Glenn - but I'd rather have someone better signed up before we let O'Hara go - wouldn't push him out the door too quickly, that's all, we could do with him right now in truth

    • Hi Sfer - I hear what you're saying about Huddlestone and to be honest I'm not his biggest fan. However, lately I've thought he's upped his game, especially in the defensive side of it. What annoys me about him is that he is capable of the most amazing passes but so often on in the game he either overhits or telegraphs them, especially late on.

      With Jenas not having found his best form under Harry, I don't see anyone else who can sit in central midfield alongside the colossal Palacios. Someone might say Modric, but he seems more comfortable playing on the left, drifting in and around the pitch and with Bale/BAE providing the outlet.

    • everybodys hit the nail on the head with there comments on the game, so i just wanted to back up that IMHO we really missed hudds when he went off, kaboul for me isnt a DM and should be playing CB with daws. the midfeild looked out of shape and the range of passing wasnt there after hudds had gone. again IMHO hudds and palacios r our best 2 in the middle of the park with modric and lennon i think we r a quality team.

      and back on to kaboul im not saying he shoukd start cos bassong has been a great signing , did u see he burst through the centre of the park shouting for the ball, he looked like big zok with his frightening speed lol. but maybe kaboul and daws 2 big fellas at the back is the future for spurs.

    • The ONE good thing is............Jenas is injured too!!!!!!!

    • harsh comparing O'Hara with Brown Glenn! if he could be happy as a squad player, def a keeper
      kinda same with Hudd - not the complete answer yet certainly, but would never sell him, some real talent - maybe bench if we get a CM

    • I would like nothing more than Hudd to prove me wrong and end up in the England squad playing out of his skin BUT the signs are not good are they! How long have we all been saying its about time he showed his "potential"!

      Yes he can hit a beautiful pass now and again but is that enough? He is lazy, sulky, commits more than his share of fouls thereby giving away dangerous free kicks and he only plays even reasonably well when the team is winning. When we are losing he disappears completely.

      The unfortunate thing is he may well be our best option in CMF but that is where we should be looking to strengthen the team if that is the case. Scary I know but if Jenas was fit then he would probably get an extended run now with Hudd being out.

      Come on Hudd prove me wrong!!

    • Not me, though, OF. I'm probably near your age + or -, and have seen it all, and never give up on our team...optimism, tempered with trepidation grips me every game, especially when there is still something to play for. For most clubs in the league the season is pretty much over!

    • i agree sfer that we should be looking to bring in a world class CM to play with WP in the middle . but untill we do hudds is the best we have and i dont fully agree with some of the comments about him , but thats my opinion.

      i would like to see a lampard or gerrard type player come in to partner WP , someone who will burst through the middle and score 10 goals a season at least, the reason chelsea have done so well over the last 7-8 years is lampard has hit 20 a season every season. so we really need to find that bit of class.


      i also hope to hell that jenas doesnt get a run in the team i would much rather see modric in the middle with WP and bentley and krancjar either side , maybe bale stepping into left side.

    • "Optimism tempered with trepidation" - I love it HighRoad! One thing about being a Spurs supporter across the years is that it does give you a strong heart ... all that exercise it gets!

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