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Match Thread – Spurs Looking To Blow The Bubbles Away

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Following on from last night’s shocking performance and result against Vitesse Arnhem in our Group G Europa Conference League clash, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to get back on track as we face bubble blowing West Ham United this coming Sunday.

The positive from midweek, if you can call it that, is the defeat can be laid squarely at head coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s decision to rotate the entire pack once again and not even have some big hitters on the bench, so they should be fresh and raring to go – but of course with Premier League struggles and inconsistent form, our place in Europe (and the finances that brings) is now in doubt for the remainder of 2021/22.

West Ham are in mixed form themselves sitting only a point below us, but they will be buoyed by their own European progression, so this is set to be a pretty tight, and I imagine, end to end sort of encounter and we’ll need our big players to step up and be counted now as making it three wins on the spin again in the top flight would be the perfect way to bounce back from our most recent hiccup.

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  • Geofspurs says:

    My prediction …. WHU ? – ? THFC.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    The spammers are on a very good run right now and it will take a far better performance than those we have seen recently if we are to get anything from the game.

    Can we do it? I don’t have any better idea than you Geof, depends on whether Dr. Jeckell or Mr. Hyde turns out for us on Sunday.

  • Niall D says:

    Yet again another of our bogey teams, just like Newcastle we have a tenancy to play them off the pitch but somehow they tend to get a result against us (see last year’s 3-3draw),with that said they are a better coached team, with improved players brought in, they are better drilled, and play to their strengths.
    But with our first 11 rested + they are now playing on a Thursday, it may take a toll on their fitness.
    Hoping that last week was a spring board to turn us into a more attacking side also hoping that Dier focuses for the whole game, just like Dele he was a very good player who can turn it around.
    I do think it will be a Spurs victory.

  • PompeyYid says:

    Am up for a win for us, but will be tight.

    Surely we cannot lose a 4th London derby, it bloody unheard of. COYS

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    It’s another one of those situations where our opposition will be incentivised by the fact that they can go above us with a win whereas the the pressure of this always seems to result in us capitulating to the energy the incentive gives the opposition.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Of course…..I hope I am wrong and we thrash them 3-0! :- )

  • Geofspurs says:

    TQ …. Just watched the Matildas playing Brazil. It was Kennedy’s hundredth game. It was a friendly, played like a World Cup final! The Matildas have a young player, Mary Fowler (18yrs), who plays for Montpellier in the French league. She came on the Matildas scene when she was 15 and is becoming a major squad member now. I reckon someone in the WSL will have to go in for her soon, hope it’s Spurs. Matildas won 3-1 and Fowler scored one of them. . They do it all again on Tuesday.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Hi Geof, it’s a shame for me that Kennedy is only playing a bit part at City, her experience would have been invaluable at Spurs as we look to establish ourselves as a top club in the WSL.

    I hereby appoint you chief Spurs women’s scout for the Antipodes so do pass on your recommendation of Mary Fowler to Rehanne Skinner. 🙂

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Chelsea demonstrate what we are missing…..score 7 despite both of their main strikers out injured!

  • PompeyYid says:

    What is it with these so-called Wet Spam fans, just seen on Face Book a picture of Adolf Hitler alongside welcome you YID C***S to the Hammers tomorrow, racists twats simple as that.

    All the more reason to kick their arses tomorrow Spurs. COYS

  • wentworth says:

    Wish we had the Man C. Subs on our bench….. De Bruyne, Mahrez, Fernadinho, Stones etc. As it is we have Winks, Lo Celso, Davies, Doherty etc. Oh dear.

  • wentworth says:

    Where is our Phil Foden?

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    The tinker man is working is magic with the Hornets in only his second game.

  • TK says:

    at least we aren’t the only club to be embarrased in thursday’s Tin Cup competition. José Mourinho’s Roma were on the short end of a 6 x 1 thrashing up near the Arctic Circle. José predictably said it was not his fault, but the fact that Roma only has 13 players who can play and the rest are crap.

    So so happy to see him embarrassed like this, and then to see him follow his well worn path of blaming the players and taking no responsibility whatsoever

    as to the wet spammers on the morrow: out starters should be well rested. If they don’t gain 3 points, it’s the fault of José Mourinho.

    Well, why not?

  • Niall D says:

    TQ thought the same myself re “the tinker man” if we were looking a safe pair of hands to keep us competitive through a period of transition, then why not him, he has the credentials, with that said he has had his epic fails.
    Let’s hope we can progress our selves now after last week, looking for a decent result against a tired W/Ham.
    WW I always thought Marhez had Spurs written all over him, he’s my kind of player, another decent player who isn’t getting game time in Manchester is Van der Beek, now if we could get our hands on those two.
    These two are very good players being kept out of their teams by, perhaps a system of play, not because they’re not good enough, I think they could progress our side, get those two in and Winks, Lo Ceslo and Doherty out.
    Re Doherty what actually happened there he was a decent player at Wolves, bagged around 9 goals the season we signed him, did the Spurs Curse hit him, just like Sess and others??

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Niall….we have our own players who aren’t getting games because of the system we play, Dele being the obvious one. This isn’t the whole story though, I’ve been banging on about Conor Gallagher since last season, he and Smith-Rowe at the gooners are young energetic attacking mids that make things happen while Dele has always had a languid, even lazy style, that no longer works. Gallagher is wasted to a degree being permanently on loan from his parent club Chelsea because he has too much competition to ever make a career there. I wish we would stop buying players who look good but don’t have any end product and buy some like Gallagher who have a passion for the game and want to win.

  • Niall D says:

    100% TQ
    Which takes us back to our scouting and develpomemt team, I think someone said last year that our recruitment was dictated by JM’s agent, I’m starting to wonder, do we only talk to certain people and avoid other agencies regardless of cost and availability of the player.

  • TQ2Spurs says:

    Hi Niall…..I think most if not all on here have questioned the efficacy of our recruitment process for some time now, years probably. I don’t think it’s all about money either, I don’t believe we are looking at all criterias in the process, it’s not just about skill, it’s also about a desire to succeed, mental strength and in many cases an ability to settle in a new country with possible language barriers to overcome. These among many other factors have to be considered.

    I’m really concerned that our new chief is going to turn out to be a ‘kings new clothes’ scenario whereby we have all been misled by all of the hype about Paratici and he isn’t the brilliant transfer supremo we’ve all been led to believe he is.

  • wentworth says:

    We also have to remember that Levy keeps a very tight reign on purse strings.
    To me the biggest worry is that we have amazing training facilities and a fabulous stadium but we. Can’t attract decent players or provide youngsters with outstanding talent. Our team we put out on Thursday was a shambles except for the young sub that came on. We could have taken off our complete midfield and at least given some unknowns a go.

  • wentworth says:

    First team as expected. Thursday’s lot on the bench sadly with no youngsters in sight. Winks banished for good.
    Let’s hope Kane outguns Antonio.

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