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3 POINTS MOTHERHUMPERS!
+1
3 goals, 3 points. A very hard-earned and rare clean sheet.
http://tinychat.com/tottenhamway
streaming. unwell. Spurs with the rarest of the rare pick-me ups. :)
Lloris Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Mason; Eriksen, Paulinho, Lamela; Kane

Vorm, Davies, Dier, Chadli, Stambouli, Townsend, Soldado
+1
Not a joke, right?
Nope, Ade nowhere in sight

I suppose you're a glass half-full guy, Bwf. I was referring to the Paulinho inclusion. :P

Though your observation does even things up a bit. :)
+1
It is an interesting one to include Paulinho ahead of Stambouli; who has been excellent. But I'm guessing it's because we are playing away, and West Brom tend to sit back and try counter. Paulinho gives us more attacking options... i guess....

We will see how this goes! The rest of the team looks solid enough. And yes, definitely a plus that Adebayor isn't in the squad at all. Good to have Chadli back, hope he's good.
+1
"But the dreamiest of them all last night was Eriksen. The free-kick spent the middle 70% of its trajectory defying physics, before hitting an absolute postage stamp of a spot where post and crossbar meet in happy union; the second goal was an absurd triumph for ‘90s Grolsch drinkers the world over, as he wisely opted not to rush these things, but took two or three extra strides before wrong-footing the ‘keeper. Insanely good finishing, the sort that makes me want to sire a daughter pronto just so that I can offer her hand to him in marriage pronto."

A small excerpt from the All Action No Plot's segment on the right there. It's brilliant writing, everyone should give it a read, Spurs and non-Spurs fans alike.
+3
It's genius I love his style.
+2
He is a great wordsmith with a nice sense of humour! He also wrote a book called Spurs Cult Heroes which had the support of Gary Mabbutt at the launch (who was there to sign copies). Here's a brief description on ESPN, so now you know what to wish for if anyone asks you...

http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/story?storyId=766892
+1
I think the West Brom game is going to say a lot about our season. We tend to struggle against these lower mid-table teams. Perhaps a lack of motivation?

But yeah this is the type of game we need to be winning if we even have a remote chances of making the top 4.

Here's my team:

Lloris
Walker Dier Vert Rose
Stambouli Dembele
Lamela Eriksen Chadli
Kane
+2
I don't think it's lack of motivation, but we do genuinely struggle against teams who sit back.
Also, Bentaleb is back from African Nations cup. I thought he played really well before he went, and we need someone to make the passes flowing a little more in midfield. + Dembele played really well against Sheffield in the role just behind Kane. My team would be:

Lloris
Walker Dier Vert Rose
Mason Bentaleb
Lamela Dembele Eriksen
Kane
Hey everyone......very rarely comment on here but check the site before/after every fixture.I have to say I'm very optimistic about this season - especially after the start and turmoil we had over the past couple seasons. Great to see a coach who is giving everyone a chance and creating a team!
+3
We've had one League Cup winning Dane in the past, when Allan Nielsen was a last minute match winner and named MotM in the 1999 final. Let's hope we've got another one coming now in Eriksen!

We've previously been in 7 League Cup finals and won four of them:
1971 2-0 win vs Aston Villa with a double by Martin Chivers
1973 1-0 win vs Norwich with a Ralph Coates goal
1982 1-3 loss to Liverpool after Steve Archibald put us ahead early on and Ronnie Whelan equalised a couple of minutes before time. Then Ian Rush and Whelan both scored in the 2nd half of extra time. One of my worst football memories as a kid, as most of my mates were Liverpool supporters.
1999 1-0 win vs Leicester from the Allan Nielsen goal. We had Justin Edinburgh sent off after he smacked Robbie Savage one.
2002 1-2 loss to Blackburn after Brad Friedel had a MotM performance for them and Teddy Sheringham was robbed of a penalty. Christian Ziege scored our goal. On our way to the final we hammered Bolton 6-0 in the QF and beat Chelsea 6-3 on agg in the semis incl the memorable 5-1 home win.
2008 2-1 win vs Chelsea. Drogba put Chelsea ahead but we equalised through Berbatov. But it was Jonathan Woodgate's big game and he became the match-winner in extra time to give us our last trophy.
2009 We lost on penalties to Man United, after Jamie O'Hara and David Bentley missed theirs. Corluka scored his but United scored four straight.

PS. For fans of All Action No Plot, there is a new amusing piece in the column on the right..

+3
PS. Of course in 1982 we were in THREE Wembley finals as we also got there in the FA Cup vs QPR. The first match ended 1-1 after extra time while we won the replay 1-0 after a Glenn Hoddle penalty. He was also the goal scorer in the first game. That way we defended our famous 1981 FA Cup win.
+2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMusajtjxbs

Robbie Savage is a wnker.
+1
How good was Dembele last night btw?

That was the best I have seen him in ages.
+3
Dembele ran the show. Created space in midfield when it wasn't there, held up the ball and passed it successfully under pressure and pressed high to force opponents into making mistakes. That's all expected from Dembele, but the thing I liked is that he's actually passing the ball a lot quicker and even attempted a couple of one-twos in the game. If Dembele can add that to his game, he'll be a great option at CAM when we need to rest Eriksen. There was a noticeable difference to our game once him and Lamela came off, as these two were the most effective in their pressing game and tackling higher up.
+3
I'd like to see more of that Dembele/Lamela combo! Certainly, when Dembele is at his best he is simply outstanding!
+2
They were both like terriers when we lost the ball!
+2
Dembele was fantastic. I think we might do well to play him in the no.10 role against the big teams. Provides a bit more steel in midfield. Of course, that means Eriksen is pushed out wide, but, as we have seen this season he is much more hard working so I think he will be okay in terms of defensive duties.
+1
Eriksen out wide is never the best idea unfortunately, but I would like to maybe see Dembele in the 10 position when Eriksen is rested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZHn_Jbwcs

I can't stop watching it!
+4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&x-yt-cl=85027636&v=0MrsQsMf_E0
+6


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52
32
19
51
2
4
16
22
1
47
23
22
45
3
5
14
22
2
43
17
22
39
4
7
12
23
3
42
21
16
37
6
3
13
22
4
40
5
30
35
7
4
12
23
5
39
14
25
39
5
6
11
22
6
38
6
27
33
7
5
11
23
7
36
8
27
35
7
6
10
23
8
32
-2
28
26
9
5
9
23
9
30
-4
30
26
8
6
8
22
10
30
-6
35
29
9
6
8
23
11
26
-3
34
31
9
8
6
23
12
23
-9
34
25
10
8
5
23
13
23
-12
33
21
8
11
4
23
14
22
-12
32
20
11
7
5
23
15
22
-14
25
11
10
7
5
22
16
20
-17
38
21
11
8
4
23
17
19
-13
33
20
12
7
4
23
18
19
-18
42
24
14
4
5
23
19
17
-16
37
21
14
5
4
23
20
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UEFA Europa League Table

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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
48

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GA
GF
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W
Pl
Pos
12
6
5
11
0
3
3
6
1
11
5
4
9
1
2
3
6
2
6
-3
10
7
2
3
1
6
3
2
-8
9
1
4
2
0
6
4

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