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Match Thread – Is It Really A Battle Of The Birds When We Know Spurs Should Claim Norwich Points

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You don’t have to be a fan of Christmas to love the festive fixture crush with Premier League games coming thick and fast, but Tottenham Hotspur already have a number of games under their belt as we now move through December.

After the solid victory over Brentford on Thursday evening as we wiped away European disappointment, we are now looking to capitalise again on Sunday afternoon as we welcome Norwich City to home soil and whilst everything is far from perfect under manager Antonio Conte, it must not be forgotten that we remain unbeaten in the top flight since he walked through the door.

With Brentford being better on an attacking front after some limp displays, we should definitely be looking to gain momentum on that front against Dean Smith’s new side, as again, with absolutely no disrespect intended to the Canaries, there shouldn’t be a scenario where the Cockerel doesn’t come out on top and with all three points.

Over to the players to prove that.







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  • 123spurs says:

    Top4 it’s game on, as I said before cut out the school boy errors and up their performance by 10% to 20%. We will be in a good position, conte hopefully get it into to them, I said jose was the man but that wasn’t to be. If these players can’t put the effort into getting this club back to the top4 then please ask to leave and hand in a transfer request to newcastle

  • jod says:

    I don’t “love the festive fixture crush”. As both Klopp and Guardiola have pointed out too many games means poor quality football. So I’m not expecting a great performance, if we can grind out a win I’ll be happy.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    There is a possibility of making 4th place with a win this weekend but these opportunities have invariably been spurned on a regular basis for some considerable time now, I get the feeling Conte won’t allow this to continue without serious consequences for those who let him and us down.

  • Geofspurs says:

    Obviously we need a win, but it would be nice if a win significantly improved our GD as well. It’s looking like fourth place will be a tight affair.

  • Allan says:

    Not much to be said really . Win this and we could claim 4th and certainly improve our goal difference.
    Ref the games over Christmas
    It is a difficult one because how best to rotate when we know many of the subs are poor
    Do we put out a weakened team vs West Ham Priorities ?

  • allan says:

    Forgot to mention Rennes on Thursday .Possibly the most contentious team selection
    Have to wait for Conte ‘ s priority

    • wentworth says:

      U-23’s had a good win. Just hope some of our youngsters can step up soon and replace the boring benchwarmers. We are desperate for an injection of something different. We need a Gazza or Ginola to set the game alight or even a VDV or Greaves to create some entertainment and excitement. We are sooo boring and predictable. Roll on the transfer window when all the bores will be gone and new Grealishes and Salahs wil join the once super Spurs. Please Santa.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Typical…..just when you want Chelsea to beat the Spammers they let you down.

  • Niall D says:

    Hi folks,
    Just like Thursday I can only see a win for us.
    We appear to be slowly improving, but not quickly enough for some.
    Many of us have said this is not a, quick fix it will take time, but progress seems to be happening.
    I for one am content, if not happy, with our progress so far.
    Someone eluded to the fact they thought that JM was going to do this but failed,lets hope that AC makes a success of it.
    I do think we all need a bit of patience as this is a bit of a rebuild, get the dross out, but support and build confidence for those we want to remain, we can do this by getting a winning formula, which may not be initially pretty, but it will help confidence and encourage a strong team mentality.
    Re W/Ham, what? a pen and a lucky goal, so what, I’ll worry about them in April or May but for me they will have suffered burn ot and will be sitting somewhere between 7th and 10th.😉
    Big win for us tomorrow COYS.

  • Geofspurs says:

    I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s game for weeks. Two top teams intent on flowing, attacking football; two teams full of goals with the two most prolific strikers in the league going head to head. It just doesn’t get any better. After this game I’ll watch Spurs and Norwich!

  • Geofspurs says:

    TQ …. I knew you’d understand.

  • Niall D says:

    Good result today, different players getting on the score sheet, could only listen to the commentary so don’t have much to go on, looks like we kept them to one shot on goal.
    It seems that we are just trying to bolster defence making ourselves hard to score against, getting the basics right, boost confidence until the few changes we can make in January.
    Skippy is progressing well and even Doherty appeared to have a good performance when he came on. But it’s baby steps progression, unbeaten in the Prem under AC, we’re in the discussion for top four.
    Need Kane scoring again, but all in all, we’re doing OK but a couple of seasons ago these results, were a shoe in, mind you 3-0 is a good result.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Niall…..The score is a little flattering, Norwich had loads of possession but couldn’t make it count, they had a number of good chances to score. Good win though but again Kane looked to be on a different page to the rest at times.

    Rennes had a comfortable 4-0 away win today so don’t expect an easy game on Thursday unless they rest a lot of their first eleven.

  • 123spurs says:

    Another good result, clean sheet always a good sign, now if kane can get scoring and the subs up their game, healthy competition for places.

  • TK says:

    I was remembering an FA Cup match at Craven Cottege that we lost 4 x 0. Fulham completely outplayed us. Terrible result. And the match thread on VS for the match maxed out at 1,000 comments. Ox had to start another thread and lots more comments were made. That’s the match that stands out in my memory for the most comments in a short time, but it wasn’t unusual back then for there to be hundreds of comments after a match. People disrespecting one another’s opinions, and a rollicking good old time.

    Today spurs 3 x 0 after a long run of lousy losses or tight wins and we win one by a solid margin. Three after-match comments.

    Where did they all go? There are few survivors here.

    Good to have a solid score in a win like we did today. Good to see the goal difference deficit being made up. Good to be within a reasonable distance of the top 4.

    Maybe things really are turning around. But like a ship with some tugboats in a harbor, things don’t turn around quickly.

    I miss having to type in the html commands to make a paragraph change or to skip a line like we had to ten years ago. Where did everyone go?

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