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    (Original post by Mackay)
    The most refreshing thing was how much it seemed to mean to him. He was ecstatic and I haven't seen emotion from an England scorer like that for a long time. Lambert, Sterling, Welbeck, Townsend's first goals didn't exude the same type of enthusiasm.

    Consistency is key for Kane now, though. It's whether he can sustain this long-term (i.e. multiple seasons) or whether he becomes a new Kevin Phillips.
    That's exactly what worries me.

    Best get him sold to Real Madrid for 100 million ASAP!

    (so it can be wasted on another Spanish striker who's completely useless)
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    That's exactly what worries me.

    Best get him sold to Real Madrid for 100 million ASAP!

    (so it can be wasted on another Spanish striker who's completely useless)
    Tonight will be a good test for him. Italy are an altogether different prospect than Lithuania at Wembley when we're already 3-0 up, so let's see. Italy are still depleted, of course, but even playing the Azzurri offers something altogether more challenging than a minnow at home in a meaningless qualifier.
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    Frustrating game to say the least. It's game like these, ones we really should be winning comfortably, that show our weakness in creativity. In recent years we've had a player that can create something out of nothing and win us a match, but we just completely lack that this season.
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    Another terrible performance and a second game in a row against bottom table opposition where we haven't scored. Poch has a lot of work to do next season if we're to stop dropping points in games that we should be winning with relative ease, because our season is over and it's not looking like we'll be in Europa next year (Not that Spurs managers seem to care. At least AVB wanted to get somewhere in the tournament). Spurs are desperate for a creative midfielder.
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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    it's not looking like we'll be in Europa next year (Not that Spurs managers seem to care. At least AVB wanted to get somewhere in the tournament).
    You make that sound like it's a bad thing.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    You make that sound like it's a bad thing.
    Spurs have a big and good enough squad to get far in the Europa cup without it having any measurable negative impact on their season. I want to see Spurs win cups. It's not as if going for a Europa cup win is going to stop us getting Champions League football. :dry:
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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    Spurs have a big and good enough squad to get far in the Europa cup without it having any measurable negative impact on their season. I want to see Spurs win cups. It's not as if going for a Europa cup win is going to stop us getting Champions League football. :dry:
    I think the Europa league does have an impact on our season, I can't remember the exact stat but I think we've lost most of our games on the Sunday after Europa league? Also the one year we weren't in the Europa league (when we finished about 8th in redknapps first season) was the year we finished 4th


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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    Spurs have a big and good enough squad to get far in the Europa cup without it having any measurable negative impact on their season. I want to see Spurs win cups. It's not as if going for a Europa cup win is going to stop us getting Champions League football. :dry:
    Europa League has a negative impact on virtually every club that enters it. Let's take a look at the Spurs results following EL games.

    Lost to WBA at home
    Lost to Newcastle at home
    Lost to Stoke at home
    Scraped a draw they didn't deserve with West Ham at home
    Lost the League Cup final

    There's no shame in losing to Chelsea in a cup final, but the other 4? Even 2 wins from that lot would put them only 1pt behind City/2 behind United.
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    We finished fourth in the 2011-12 season and, whilst we didn't get out of the group stages, between September and December of 2011 of our time in the EL we lost one game, drew one game, and won ten. I think it's fair to say we had a better team in that season compared to what we have now, but I don't think the quality gap of the the Spurs squad in 2011/12 and 2014/15 is substantial enough to me for the EL to break our season.

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