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7 hours ago, Ashez said:

When is Fernandinho back?

I’m not sure. It’s supposedly just a minor injury though so can’t see it being too long. I’ve just been saying the same thing about his importance.

I think if we could get a 10 point lead then I’d really fancy us to do it and I’d definitely use the squad for the fa cup and the champions league games. 

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8 hours ago, Ashez said:

Arsenal than City back to back will be tough but 4-6 points should be enough to keep us ticking. If we get six and win both that's some opportunity!

I feel we really need to be beating Arsenal and then if we can get something at City then fantastic but even a defeat wouldn’t be the end of the world and it would be two hard games ticked off. 

 

I think spurs have done great and to keep challenging at the top year on year whilst not spending is impressive. 

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6 minutes ago, 1759 said:

I feel we really need to be beating Arsenal and then if we can get something at City then fantastic but even a defeat wouldn’t be the end of the world and it would be two hard games ticked off. 

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I think spurs have done great and to keep challenging at the top year on year whilst not spending is impressive. 

We didn’t spend as we didn’t need to spend. Poch improves players (exhibit A: Sissoko), which is why he is the best manager in the world and I will be gutted if he leaves us for United (or anyone else for that matter).

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21 minutes ago, Rob said:

We didn’t spend as we didn’t need to spend. Poch improves players (exhibit A: Sissoko), which is why he is the best manager in the world and I will be gutted if he leaves us for United (or anyone else for that matter).

He does seem quite loyal though and although everyone seems to think he will be going to united or real I’m still not convinced. I reckon he wants to stay at spurs but I feel that he does want a bit more cash to take the team to the next level.

They might be able to come to some agreement and make slightly more funds available. I know they’ve had to finance the new ground but they are getting top four every year and if they took a slight risk in spending a bit I can’t see poch making a mess of it and wasting the money. 

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Problem is we (Spurs) are at a point where only the top class players will improve us and those kind of players will always join the top, top clubs and not us.

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I see what you mean but don’t rule out style of play as something to attract players. I can see plenty of players wanting to play in this spurs team.

Be interesting to see what happpens thats for sure. 

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

Poch improves players

My only hesitation with Poch is he signs poorly, or I think he has at Spurs anyway. The ones that have worked have big time tbf but there is an awful lot of dross in there and some of the fees paid are mental. It reminds me of Rafa a little actually. 

56 minutes ago, Rob said:

top class players will improve us

I think this could be the reason though tbf, but that doesn't explain the daft fees paid. 

1 hour ago, 1759 said:

to take the team to the next level.

This is where I think the problems lie at Spurs as how do you do that? Their starting XI is solid so who'd you improve? The squad is top quality but slightly under world class yet where would you add that class? Like in attack who could you drop and improve upon? CM maybe then defensively they're okay but may be lacking fullbacks (I don't rate any of them tbh). 

Say if Spurs got Salah instead of wasting 30m on Sissoko they'd reach that next level but I'll be the first to admit we got lucky with Salah. I'd say the main difference they lack which we have is pace, as their attack isn't the quickest and Moura is a motd player imo. 

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Now that attending every one of their rivals' matches isn't enough here's something else to add to the completely normal things Newcastle fans have done this season. Creating a joint flag with our opposition for today and at least 50+ mags joining Shrewsbury fans in the away end 😂

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3 hours ago, samhardy said:

Now that attending every one of their rivals' matches isn't enough here's something else to add to the completely normal things Newcastle fans have done this season. Creating a joint flag with our opposition for today and at least 50+ mags joining Shrewsbury fans in the away end 😂

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It’s embarrassing that. I mean why bother going to all that fuss

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2 hours ago, Westside said:

1-0 up to 5-1 down, good old Arsenal. 

Mane/Salah/Firmino what a combination.

Yeah and the goal Arsenal got was a Liverpool mistake like nearly all of the goals we’ve conceded this season. I’m wondering if this passing the ball to the opposition in defence is a ploy of ours to egg the opposition on to attack us. 

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32 minutes ago, Rob said:

Since when is kicking Someone in the head not a penalty?

Agreed it should have been a penalty. Not the first time we’ve seen them not given and it certainly won’t be the last in my opinion

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Taking my Spurs hat off for a second, Pogba was immense today. Weak opposition admittedly but he ran the show brilliantly.

On a side note, what a bit of skill by Rashford. I love his progress this season.

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6 minutes ago, Rob said:

Taking my Spurs hat off for a second, Pogba was immense today. Weak opposition admittedly but he ran the show brilliantly.

On a side note, what a bit of skill by Rashford. I love his progress this season.

He was immense. It’s a shame he stopped running for Mourinho and I fear he’ll stop running for the next manager if it ever comes down to them falling out. We’ve had an easy run of games admittedly, but at the end of the day you can only play what’s in front of you and they’ve played their best football all season in those three games

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This current Man Utd squad sums up everything that is wrong with modern footballers and frankly they are a fucking disgrace! It shouldn’t matter how you feel about your manager the least you can do is give 100% for the club that currently pays your wages and you shouldn’t need some new guy to come in and give you a cuddle to make you put the effort in.

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1 minute ago, Foxy said:

This current Man Utd squad sums up everything that is wrong with modern footballers and frankly they are a fucking disgrace! It shouldn’t matter how you feel about your manager the least you can do is give 100% for the club that currently pays your wages and you shouldn’t need some new guy to come in and give you a cuddle to make you put the effort in.

Agreed in a sense. I do believe that it’s hard for players like Pogba to do well however, when he’s being asked to play in a defensive role, he had him at CB at one point this season. And what of the players that consistently gave 100%? He threw them under the bus time and time again. 

Doesn’t only happen at United either, happens at every club occasionally. The thing is, once the manager loses the dressing room there’s no going back from it. End of the day that’s how football is these days, just so happens that when it’s at United it’s breaking news constantly

I’ve had a few off days at work in the past where my boss was a dick to me to protect himself. Those days I didn’t feel like putting in 100% effort at work 😛

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4 minutes ago, Nucleus said:

Agreed in a sense. I do believe that it’s hard for players like Pogba to do well however, when he’s being asked to play in a defensive role, he had him at CB at one point this season. And what of the players that consistently gave 100%? He threw them under the bus time and time again. 

That's why you buy football players and not brands, you knew the baggage coming with him and you fed the monster. Jose has lost it but Pogba had 90% the power because your club has put him above the team. United have just shown Pogba and any other player they're in charge, if anything his recent displays have given him more power. 

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Totally agree with @Ashez on the club above the team thing.

My theory with signings has always been: buy someone for whom who your club is regarded as a step-up. There are cases where a player has lost their way at a bigger club and stepped down for first team opportunities, but even then I would consider that a step-up from, essentially, a reserve team. 

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United just wanted to throw their weight around and make the deal happen, you could even argue they've wasted millions on Fred/Sanchez just to spite City as they aren't players United needed. 

You can't just throw money and names at the problem, look at us we've spent a fortune but look how well we've bought. We've signed arguably the best keeper and CB in the division while United spent loads on unproven players from Portugal most reporters said weren't ready for the step up yet. 

United have wasted so much money on dross or positions that they didn't need. Sanchez wages alone could cover 2 class defenders! 

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Very enjoyable match, but one of fine margins. We hit the post and it's 11mm off a goal yet they hit it and it pings in. Kompany should have been sent off as well, I'll admit we weren't the best team yet things didn't go our way and I'd say we had the better chances. We had 3/4 goal mouth scrambles that easily could have found the net. 

Fernandinho was incredible btw. 

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2 minutes ago, Ashez said:

Kompany should have been sent off as well

You’ve had your fair share of getting away with things this season 😛 these things even themselves out 😉

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3 minutes ago, Ashez said:

Fernandinho was incredible btw.

Agreed!

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Thought we were poor tbh although I don’t think things went our way either and got to give city players credit for putting such a shift in. They worked so hard but didn’t really create that much.  Still plenty of games to go but a lot will depend on how many games we have to endure lovren for and whether Fernandinho stays fit. 

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And of course Tottenham who are very much in it!

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14 minutes ago, samhardy said:

Still fancy Burton to turn this around tbh

Definitely! This tie is well in the balance 😂

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