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    (Original post by jam277)
    It's quite clear, you are playing players who clearly are not good enough. Why are the likes Ryan Mason, Bentaleb, Townsend, Rose and others getting so much gametime when they are terrible or nowhere near the requisite quality? These 4 players should not be in the first 18 yet get a lot of game time when fit.

    You are good at beating small teams due to your attacking quality and defence but there's little to no pace in the side in attacking positions meaning that whenever you're in an attacking position against an organised defence you're forced to pass from side to side in front of the defence, a lot of players put in the squad for this season when the main thing was to get the team to gel.

    Also add to that you have the worst big game mentality there is around in the league it makes for a terrible mixture. Essentially you're an even ****ter and slower version of Arsenal last season. Chadli has been doing well though and Eriksen is a quality player(albeit not amazingly consistent)
    :O Harsh words....true but harsh....and I liked your posts generally aswell. hmph.
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    Lol back to mid-table mediocrity.
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    (Original post by Scott.M)
    Lol back to mid-table mediocrity.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Haha couldn't have put it better myself. :P
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    Scumbag Lamela making the card gesture. Worth a booking in itself.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Scumbag Lamela making the card gesture. Worth a booking in itself.
    Why? What do you think players are saying to refs when they shout at him when they're fouled?
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    (Original post by jam277)
    It's quite clear, you are playing players who clearly are not good enough. Why are the likes Ryan Mason, Bentaleb, Townsend, Rose and others getting so much gametime when they are terrible or nowhere near the requisite quality? These 4 players should not be in the first 18 yet get a lot of game time when fit.

    You are good at beating small teams due to your attacking quality and defence but there's little to no pace in the side in attacking positions meaning that whenever you're in an attacking position against an organised defence you're forced to pass from side to side in front of the defence, a lot of players put in the squad for this season when the main thing was to get the team to gel.

    Also add to that you have the worst big game mentality there is around in the league it makes for a terrible mixture. Essentially you're an even ****ter and slower version of Arsenal last season. Chadli has been doing well though and Eriksen is a quality player(albeit not amazingly consistent)
    I don't know how you can put Townsend in with those players, he's a pretty good player and would have developed a lot more if it were not for him getting injured at the back end of the year. Bentaleb is a decent, consistent player who had a good World Cup and he's still only young.

    I don't think the problem is not enough pace, it's a lack of a creative spark particularly as Eriksen has been a shadow of the player we had last season. By far the biggest problem is inconsistency and a lack of team cohesion, the line up is chopped and changed too often and our best players don't consistently show up




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    Lol at townsend being called a pretty good player,

    Would townsend even get onto the bench of any of the top 4 teams of last season? He's only seen as good because of a few england qualifiers.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Lol at townsend being called a pretty good player,

    Would townsend even get onto the bench of any of the top 4 teams of last season? He's only seen as good because of a few england qualifiers.
    It's not just him. How many of the Spurs squad would get into the Everton team, the Liverpool team, the United team, the Arsenal team? Very few.

    I think a lot of Spurs fans believe their team is much better than it actually is. They honestly need to offload about a dozen players. If Pochettino had any sense he'd prioritise the Europa League, because there is no way they're qualifying for the CL through the league.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    It's not just him. How many of the Spurs squad would get into the Everton team, the Liverpool team, the United team, the Arsenal team? Very few.

    I think a lot of Spurs fans believe their team is much better than it actually is. They honestly need to offload about a dozen players. If Pochettino had any sense he'd prioritise the Europa League, because there is no way they're qualifying for the CL through the league.
    Now I am a Spurs fan but I'm doing my best to say this from an honest point of view

    Lloris for sure would get into any of the teams - perhaps it would be close with De Gea but no competition against Mignolet etc.

    Vertongen I also think would break into any of the sides, he'd be a Godsend to United to be honest

    Kaboul... Yeah. No. Had a Godly game against Arsenal and then just not worthy of captain at all.

    Naughton and Rose would definitely not make it in, but Dier has potential I think to make it into any of the sides. I'd definitely rate him higher than Chambers but that's me

    Chadli this season been brilliant imo, not one to get into United's side but he could definitely play in Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal.

    Bentaleb and Stambouli aren't all that but young, progression, etc... Should be loaned out not sold but nah wouldn't make it in

    And without going into detail on every player finally Hazza Kane. I'd take him over Falcao.
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    but I do think he could play for any with the exception of United, on his current form.


    All in all without spending hours analysing the entire team I think individually and on the Spurs players are pretty solid. It's stupid defensive errors (and ****** Ade being offside every single attack) that's causing losses, not the player quality. But none the less any Spurs fan expecting a top four win this season is, in my opinion, deluded.

    Spurs have a good squad, but they are nothing compared to Chelsea, City, etc. Team's decline and now Spurs are challenging for Europa, how it is tbh. It also doesn't help bringing in a new bloody manager every 9 months and every time Spurs concede a goal their Facebook page to be flooded with "POCHETTINO OUT, NOW" - plastic fans who clearly are clueless don't really help anything.
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    Lol Harry Kane wouldn't get onto Chelsea's bench and majority of Kanes goals have come from the europa league this season. We're acting like Drogba and Remy wouldn't score goals for fun against partizan.

    The problem is Modric and Bale being irreplaceable. Note that you sell a key player the past 2/3 seasons and you have thus dropped one position each season. It's no coincidence. If you had bought a top striker in the Bale Modric days and a bit of cover (e.g. a Chadli/Lamela and with a guy like Dembele/Paulinho as backup) you would be challenging for the title, not being lucky to break into the top 5. Levy just saw the cash and thought may as well.

    But your problems aren't easily fixable, you just have to hope the team gel and the manager finds a system that works for all the players, you don't have the money to spend your way out and it's hard to determine deadwood when a lot of the problems is hierarchy related as well as player related.

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