Date: 21st August 2019 at 12:00pm
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It’s been a steady start to the 2019/20 Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur. Two games in, a decent, albeit late, victory over Aston Villa was backed up with a more than creditable point against Manchester City.

The latter was far from a great game given their control, but there will be those who feel that if we can defend a touch better, but maintain that kind of clinical nature up top, we’ll certainly put more teams to the sword than we don’t this year.

It’s a different game up next weekend for manager Mauricio Pochettino though as we welcomed Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United side to White Hart Lane for our third game of the year.

It’s not a happy time at St James’ Park with ongoing criticism of Mike Ashley only being compounded by the decision to appoint Bruce in the first place, but from a Spurs point of view there’s absolutely no reason not to be confident that we’ll pick up another win and consign them to three straight defeats on Sunday afternoon.

For those looking for progress, I guess this goes down as one of those matches that becomes a must win simply because many can’t see us dropping points, so by default, it becomes the proverbial banana skin.

I’ll continue to have a glass half full approach and simply wonder how many we’ll score.

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193 Replies to “Will Spurs Get A Brucie Bonus On Sunday – Match Thread”

  • I wonder will Son be a starter this week? I really really hope so …that fella is a legend, gives it his all for spurs, unlike mr Erikson at the moment!

  • sorry Jess….Son sits out the last game of his suspension…3 game ban after bournemouth absolute joke of a decision same for foyth although he’s crocked so it didn’t make much difference.

    • Well whoever poch decides to play let’s hope he gets his tactics spot on as he has a habit of sticking too long to a game plan that sometimes misfires in certain games …an early goal for the mighty spurs might set us up for the 3 points…I’m going for a 3-0 win…Kane, moura and SONaldo!

  • Son is available to play Oyveh. Both he and Foyth served the 1st of their 3 match bans on the last day of last season…

  • Erickson will not be sold as there are no takers at any price,
    Juve are becoming the Hoover for sucking up players at the end of their contract, his agent will already know what they will offer.
    R Madrid want Pogba who they still prefer to Erickson so could rival Juve come January.
    Barca there isn’t a hope in hell he will land up there they only want a part timer called Neymar.

    Erickson is showing no interest in playing and that can have a huge impact on his valuation in this window and no one will pay a penny for him come January as pre contract neg will have already been settled with other clubs

  • Bring on the Magpies and get the Cockerels crowing, a nice emphatic win will do me, mind any kind of win will do.

    Am with others let Son loose on them, we have missed you my boy, a front 3 of…Son, “Our Arry” and Maura, will probably put the fear of christ up them. COYS

  • Gonna need to get used to life without Eriksen which means for me using him is little as we can get away with. I hope he is sold in Jan but it looks like he wants to leave on a free.

    Anybody else like to see Poch utilising the 4-2-3-1 again? I think Sissoko and Tanguy bring up a nice partnership. This would free up three spots behind Kane.

    Would love to see Son Lamela and Moura start behind Kane and in front of Sissoko and Ndombele Saturday.

  • Would be nice first of all to keep a clean sheet and hopefully see Verts involved for the first time. Then yes Sonny up front with Lucas and HK10 and also give Lo Celso his first proper debut. Play Sissoko and N’Dombele in CM as that is our strongest – no need for squad rotation at the moment as we won’t play again all week so plenty of time to get rest in between and can always sub early if winning by a decent margin.

  • Fair play Ash – Lamela deserves his place in the team after last weekend and even the first weekend – brilliant work ethic – look to bring Lo Celso on 2nd half sometime and get some more minutes.

  • Would love to know how Lo Celso is getting on in training. A lot is going to depend on him this season i feel. If he slots in nicely we might not miss Eriksen as much. Jan could be a big window for us.

  • el jefe-Lamela is a good player. He needs a run of games which he has not had for years. The option we have in attacking midfield/ forward is pretty impressive. Son, Moura, Ali, Eriksen, LoCelso, Lamela. Eriksen and Lo Celso can drop deeper. Lots of options.

  • Ash – it would be if Eriksen was staying – icing on the cake but reckon he’s gone already. That said we’re still pretty strong with the other 5 and remains to be seen where Sess is going to play aswell – question mark all over him in terms of position.

  • Just quickly saw an article/report on 4 best players to have played for Newcastle/Spurs over the years in this order – Waddle, Sissoko, Ginola and Gazza, Fox also comes to my mind. All first played for Newcastle and then made the journey down to London – pity they ain’t really got anyone else we can nab at the moment lol – maybe Lascelles but is he really of the quality we’re used to at the back now – doubt it!

  • Lloris, KWP, Toby, Verts, Rose, Sissoko, N’Dombele, Moura, Lamela, Son and Kane for me on Sunday. Sissoko, Lamela and Moura deserve to be in so it’s a no brainer. Verts needs game time. I’d look to bring the likes of Davies, Dier and Lo Celso on aswell 2nd half depending how it’s going to get some minutes into their legs also.

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