Date: 1st October 2017 at 3:31pm
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Not a difficult game to analyse really. The first half consisted of a home side that were arguably out of it within 15minutes and thoroughly marmalized by the 23rd minute.

The second half became heavy going. Huddersfield were dead but wouldn’t lie down and the Spurs players that were up for it gradually slipped away from the full throttle mode and instead delivered a non nonsense 0-4 away from home against a side that credible form for not conceding many goals.

To say that the second 45 wasn’t particularly exciting is probably accurate but it would churlish to up escalate the observation into an actual compliant. Mauricio was less generous and seemed to spend most of the last half hour like we were losing three nil.

Poch got it very right tactically. Whatever Wagner’s plan was to smother Harry Kane didn’t work, and on that note it should be mentioned that Town didn’t resort to kicking people, they genuinely tried to play a game of football. We played the right formation and Huddersfield’s bus couldn’t get a space.

Lloris came through unscathed 7

Trippier and Davies worked really well. I hope Danny Rose is enjoying his ‘injury’ watching Davies surpass his contributions in virtually every respect. Davies’ haul of assists and goals in just over 500 minutes this season have equalled what Rose achieved in  just over 1500 minutes last season – last season where we had the best defuse in the whole wide world ever. Danny Rose is eminently sellable. How we laughed, eh? MOTM 9

Sanchez and Toby were both very good. Davinson had a few moments but he wasn’t in any real trouble 7 Verts was simply superb 7. 

Playing Winks in the centre midfield two was pleasing to see and it will be quite delightful to see him paired up with someone more interesting than Eric Dier 6.

Winks’ passing accuracy was at 87% which is tip top. Hhis first half was so-so but in the second 45 he shone, despite not much being achieved by anyone else at the end of it 7.

Eriksen might have still been feeling it from whatever ailed him on Sunday 6.

Alli has mastered doing naff all beyond falling over a bit and being generally clumsy, the problem with him is that the odd flashes of competency aren’t enough to outweigh the disjointed mess that comprises the rest of his game (the next blog will spell this out for any of you struggling) 5.

Rumour has it that Poch makes Harry Kane stand in a bucket of sand at half time in case he sets fire to the dressing room 9.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Syd October 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    1 1 st james

  • Frontwheel 2 October 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Nice

    • UnkleTaff October 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      I’ll say.

  • Harryabbots October 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Thought Alli was nearly dreadful yesterday. Didn’t the lad lose the ball about 8 and a half times? I think a bit of bench warming would do him some good.

  • richspurs October 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I see a subtle change of tactic by Pocho in recent weeks, we now make more use of the long ball over the top, whereas in the past we used mostly try and play through or down the sides.

  • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Messi scores two and is on 11 for the season, two behind Kane.

  • Mad Carew October 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    1-0 to the Dippers, Coutinho

    • Mad Carew October 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Johnjo Shoveller need to be a lot closer.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I wonder if we could nab Tom Davies off Everton. He’s a scouser but he may be tempted and Poch could turn him into a real star. He can play in the Dembele role and is already a fine prospect.

    • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Ross Barkley will be that player 👍

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        I believe in time Davies will be a more complete player. Not sure I trust Barkley in the deeper role.

        • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

          I trust Poch, he’s magic you know 👌

        • Frontwheel 2 October 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

          Totally agree,but I can’t see Davies leaving

  • Frontwheel 2 October 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Binsy big teeth pulling faces for the camera again.

    • Mad Carew October 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      He needs to catch himself on, act his feckin age, even Dele is more mature.

  • Mad Carew October 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Zcomedy of errors in the Newcastle Goalmouth, just a smatter of time.

  • UnkleTaff October 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Burnley’s four away games so far this year: Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

    Points yield: 8 (from 12).

    Top, top work there from Sean Dyche’s men.

    Triffic.

    • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Better form than Yanited.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? October 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Well well overpriced at 7/1 today, me being a clutz neglected to do it.

  • melcyid October 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I see allan akbar was in Marseille recently

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm

        I’d say that chap has overdosed on the Viagra.

  • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Rubber bullets fired and 337 injured 🤕

    • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Who needs terrorists?

      • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        Plenty of governments are either backers or participating in terrorising of nation states

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

          Trump is in a state of his own

          • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

            Only in CNN’s world Ron

        • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm

          Colluding, certainly.

          Like Her Majesty’s Government trying to face two ways at once over Yemen. Organising aid to the war torn region whilst sanctioning arms sales which are clearly meant for that conflict.

        • Syd October 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

          which ones?

  • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Barcelona would prefer to join the PL than stay in the Spanish league, allegedly. (Sunday Express).

    • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      It would be a great away fixture and likely to be massively oversubscribed.

  • UnkleTaff October 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I hope Koeman had a good long look at Goodison Park as he left as it’ll be a long while before he gets to see it again.

    • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      He can drown his sorrows along with de Boer.

      • Hartley™ Sponsored by William Hill October 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        That gag was double Dutch to me.

        • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

          The Blades beat Leeds, Hartley SBWH.

          Excellent.

          • Hartley™ October 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

            So did the owls.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

              I thought you were talking about Hamster-dam

  • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Everton. Lost all three matches after playing in the Ropey.

  • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Burnley win.

    Koeman loses.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π October 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Koeman is woe man.

  • ronwol196061 October 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Dele did some great things flicks and such (although he is becoming a bit Hillary Clinton on here eve though supported by Sexy:-) ) I dont like his attitude but i did think that yesterday his was really trying to put his demons to rest

    Sanchez made one mistake but was generally fantastic

    Toby I felt was one of his worst games

    Ive never seen Kane so confident as this one and Eriksen I thought tried hard seemed to be not focused,couldnt get it right

    Winks still for me hasnt done enything of note.He seemed happy just to pass it on 5 yards etc Im not saying he isnt any good,he may well be but we have to see more.In his defence I havent seen too many mistakes either

    Trippier and Daves were fantastic.

    Lloris made wonderful saves but his kick outs always hurt us

    • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Eriksen was ill this week. I think that’s what we saw in his performance.

      • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        Winks needs to move on from Mason-like form. I think he will.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm

          For me the Jurys out..lets see..

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 October 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm

        Eriksen..maybe..he certainly didnt pass sideways or back ..he had a go

  • McG ⚽⚽ October 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Winks looked decent, I think we just need to put him on steroids down the gym for a year, then buy him some Edgar Davids glasses…

  • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Crikey we think we have problems? Barcalona are playing behind closed doors with the fans locked out, the Spanish authorities have decided that the referendum is illegal!!
    Democracy is under real threat 😳

    • ronwol196061 October 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Soon it will be Southend-On-Sea wwait and see and they will annex Leigh-on-sea from the mainland

    • McG ⚽⚽ October 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      The Spanish police started to kosh civilians simply standing around holding their hands in the air, looked apalling..

  • gloster1861 October 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I’m pleased the break is here. Time to regroup, get Dembele and Wanyama back, and prepare to whack the dippers and ManUre after a cricket score against the cherries.

    • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Sounds good 👌

  • Sexy Beast October 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I think you are a bit harsh on Dele personally, his position dictates that he will be trying to open up the opposing teams with some passing that won’t come off all the time and therefore his stats might look bad but let MP decide if he is playing so bad, bad enough to drop him? Not yet, and the big games that are coming soon there will likely be more space for him to find his form and be more effective for the team.

  • melcyid October 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    the udders tried to kick us off the pitch in the first 15 mins but it didnt work so they then tried to play football.That didnt work either.

  • Syd October 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Think Dele was better than a 5 tho

    • Syd October 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      maybe a 6

  • Syd October 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Fisted