Date: 7th March 2018 at 6:38pm
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Tottenham Hotspur host Juventus in matchday 8 of Champions League tonight Wednesday 7th March, 7:45pm at Wembley Stadium and don’t we just know it.

Lloris (C), Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Formidable indoors Spurs have won 67%, drawn 8% and lost 25% of their last 12 home European games. Spurs have scored in 75% of their last 12 home European games. Spurs have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 12 home European games, going on to win 3 and draw 1 of these matches.

Goals goals goals In their last 12 home European games, Spurs have scored the first goal 7 times and conceded the first goal 4 times. In their last 12 home European games, 52% of the 27 goals scored by Spurs have come from forwards, 37% from midfielders and 7% from defenders.

Odds on? Spurs have scored exactly 3 goals in 6 of their last 12 home European games, going on to win 6, draw 0 and lose 0 of these matches. Spurs have conceded 1 goal or less in 92% of their last 12 home European games.

 
Comments
  • Greavesforever March 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Let’s hope this does not affect our league performances we are missing to many chances and Kane for all of his good work on the pitch seems to have lost his goal touch and is beginning to look pedestrian in and around the box. Poch ‘s management is really going to be tested.

  • richspurs March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Lamela prancing like a little school girl instead of launching himself onto Kanes header that came off the post.

  • JackDLad March 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I am not going to jump on the Poch bashing wagon. I agree that we look like we don’t have a plan B but we were up against last years finalists. I am as upset as the next about losing. A lot of poor decisions happened out their tonight and not just from Poch, the ref was a disaster. Juventus had to bring the game down to a diving, feigning. Juventus will not win the CL!

  • Lilywhite without the ll March 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    You could see it happening after 50mins but Poch did nothing to change it. We needed to slow the game down and keep the ball (which we are normally good at) but instead started to panic..

  • Gus March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    New blog for more bloodletting 😠

  • 89Spurs 👁 March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Bring on the Doom Mongers!!!

    • YidInExile March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      We’re here

    • paul March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Everyone out!

    • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Another Loss, and Another Day Nearer to The Box.

      • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

        I’ll get Me Coat.

        • 89Spurs 👁 March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

          I’ll get for you.

    • Lilywhite without the ll March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      I’m pleased you are happy, for me losing a game we should and could win is rather doomy….

  • Sniper March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Poor Sonny is in tears during the post match interview. Such a nice lad and very pragmatic.

    A joy to have him in our club.

  • paul March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Poch should have been thinking about changes the minute they changed formation, when they went 1-0 up there was no excuse; where was the game management, slow it down, make a substitution, feign a fucking injury ffs, anything to regain composure.

    • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      You are spot on, but Spurs are not clever enough for that kind of thing.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    No

    Quality. Off

    The

    Bench.

  • Nick March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    How is it Poch’s fault we created enough chances to win by a decent margin.Son is very greedy,Kane could get clear of Chiellini & when he did He missed.did he tell Vertonghen to get caught upfield for the 1st goal? Did he tell davies to play everyone onside for the second? Two mistakes two goals.Thats the top table for ya

    • paul March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Terrible game management from the moment they changed formation that’s how

      • Nick March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        How is it poor not to change,even at 1-1 we were through.cant legislate for individual errors

  • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    That Penalty claim in the first wont get a mention now, funny that.

  • caveman March 7, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Back to the spreadsheet Mr Levy. Count your takings.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Its POCH Ffs

    • jfdit March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      shit fullback shuffle hasn’t worked out too well this season

      gutted for everybody as we were just getting into the competition

      Juve will bore the shit off everybody, hope they pull man city or liverpool – the english teams will rip those pensioners a new one

  • Greavesforever March 7, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Very disappointing we had victory in our hands but if Poch can’t manage against this type of opposition what would have been the point of going further he would only have been caught out again.

  • richspurs March 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Watching a replay for their first goal. Their attackers so cleverly ran into space in our box, naive defending we run like muppets ball watching not picking up the opposition

  • Dan March 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    We had more than enough chances to win the game , they had 3 shots on target and scored 2 we had numerous chances and weren’t clinical.
    Poch didn’t move fast enough.

    • YidInExile March 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      That is what we do in big games

      Play better and loose

  • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Its not the end of the World, that will happen when Arse win the Europa, and we finish 5th. Its Funny because its true.

  • Lilywhite without the ll March 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Yep, Dier was injured so why not replace him with Wanyama after 50-60mins to control the middle…Lamela is done in my view..too little too late with subs

  • TyredMan 🚯 March 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    That’s why, fuckin Idiot.

  • Flynnbob March 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I’m off now to. A island somewhere in the North Pacific ,Oak island infact. Season finale time

    • Flynnbob March 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      *north Atlantic

  • Stevo1987 March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Bugger! I have run out of booze!!!

  • jfdit March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    looked at Juve’s team sheet before the game, lots of big game players in there all their big guns

    we had them on rack over two legs bar two 20 min spells so positives there but when oh when are we going to stop bottling big crucial games

  • legoverlass March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Pooch wants to run with the big boys then he needs to start managing like them. That was a shocking tactical performance from him in the second half. They put on subs around 60 mins and we once again cannot make a sub until past the 70th minute. Pooch is hopeless when it comes to combating tactical changes by the opposition. Can someone ask me why did we bother to buy Moura in January if we fail to use him in a game like this. Ali was on a yellow and he should have been swopped with Moura who could run at players and open them up and who has shown more attacking ability than most. Pooch sat on the 1-0 and should have gone for the juggler in the early part of the second half. Another goal would have sealed the tie. he really is f**king useless at making attacking changes..

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      There is no other Answer Pochs a stupid cunt. No joke.

      • caveman March 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

        No he’s not Ron. He was up against massive experience and we collapsed after the first goal.

      • TrentSpur March 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        Your just rambling now. Best manager we’ve had for an age. Perspective – its Juve, not West Brom. Went toe to toe and got pipped by masters at this game.

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm

          He maybe the best manager we have had its because he has the system and discipline bUT NOT CREATIVITY. He has a history of not picking the right subs

          • TrentSpur March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

            Agree to a degree. But your shouting for a player that isnt good enough for PSG and has looked good against…Rochdale. Anyways… FA Cup it is then 🙂

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

              Why because he only played hiom against Rochdale FFS!

              • TrentSpur March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

                ..because he hasn’t played for months at any level…

                • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

                  was he on the bench???????????????????????????????????

                  WHY FFS????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

          • richspurs March 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

            Burkinshaw was better. Not fit to lace Nicholsons boots.

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

              Personally I think Danny Blachflower was a big component of the thinking of the Double team

    • daytripper March 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      How is that Poch’s fault? Son had four great looks inside the box in the second half, Dele had two. None of those really tested Buffon. The system worked, we just dont have the funds to acquire the same level of talent as any of the final 8 CL clubs.

      • daytripper March 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        check that – we have the funds, our owner is a cheap bastard with no interest in winning trophies

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:53 pm

          So he buys a ball player for 25 mil and then want to fucking manager plays him ONLY against Rochdale

          • daytripper March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

            I agree totally Ron. How many times was he going to watch Son shoot a ball wide from 10 yards out and the entire goal in front of him? He loves Lamela, who has never done anything in a big match. I was screaming at him to get Lucas out there.

            • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

              MOura show a tremndous propensity to move forward and he played sokme fantastic balls to LLorente and others. Dele did nothing why not put Moura on.
              They relegate him to Rochdale because Poch did.
              Fuck Poch played Sissoko nearly all season

        • caveman March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

          He clearly said that Moura hadn’t learned the system sufficiently for to start important games.

          • daytripper March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

            What system were we playing the last 20 minutes?

          • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

            What system.He plays Push and Run ffs

  • Flynnbob March 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I’d hate to be Bournemouth and Swansea ,next to games are going to be some backlash

    • Accy March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      it’ll probably be a deflated showing at both

  • DAVID March 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Very Spursy, getting knocked out by a team who over the course of both matches we were superior too.

  • marsinho March 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    This is where i close the door lights off draw the curtains and sit in a dark corner.

    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      You left out an h !

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      I grasp my knees and rock backward and forward.

  • Sniper March 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Ali was not effective and not in the game. Dier was wasteful and out of position too often.

    Rest of the team played well, but we needed Wanyama and Moura as replacements around the 70 minute mark.

    Poch threw the dice but threw the wrong numbers. He is still the man to take us forward.

    Hopefully we will see the gap between us and an experienced, cynical and organised outfit who know how to get the job done.

    We were never going to win the thing but I would have liked a quarter finals berth.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    We bossed it for 60 mins and lost it in 5.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      The system had them to 60 minutes but Poch couldnt make the right choices.
      Our defenders that were coming out with the ball didnt know what the fuck to do so they passed with 5 minutes left back and forth..hit it on the wing and sent in crosses.
      NO CONTROL

  • jfdit March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    shit officials, should’ve gave 2 pens and red card for their full back

    hate Juventus shit cunts cheat their way whenever they play, biggest ref buyers in the game

  • Ednpops March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Moura isn’t the messiah, he’s just a winger that has shown a flash for 5 minutes against Rochdale! He’s not gonna cure all our ills. At the moment, he looks like a slightly better version of Townsend

    • 💋 March 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Yep.

    • UnkleTaff March 7, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Double yep. He’s looked promising from what I’ve seen of him so far (against mediocre-at-best opposition) but he has had a tendency to run into trouble and lose possession. Against a team as well disciplined as Juventus that could have been costly.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Fuck off

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      He is more than a winger.The guy has talent,ball control an eye for a pass. FFS

  • Nick March 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    When I mentioned Kane’s form a couple of weeks back I got slated,got to say again I think he’s gone off the boil.But against Chiellini there’s not many that dont

  • BARD March 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    One coach knew how to adapt tactics. The other didn’t.

    • Nick March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Unfair I think.

    • richspurs March 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Well said. One trick pony.

  • caveman March 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    You can come out from behind the couch now DD, I’m off to get my nappy changed.

  • Dan March 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Very disappointing

  • Nick March 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Form is temporary class is permanent.You have to take your chances at the top level.They had 3 shots on target scored two 😓

    • Sniper March 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Nicked it?

    • daytripper March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      well said. We had at least a dozen good looks at goal and scored on the one that was least likely. The great teams don’t miss those.

  • Flynnbob March 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Disappointing , we switched off for 5 mins and got punished.not goner go overboard and slate every player as I thought they mostly played well.kane seems to of hit a bad patch wich couldn’t if come at a worse time. League and FA cup it is then.

    • UnkleTaff March 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Kane was up against arguably the best defender in the world at being able to nullify him. Chiellini’s influence on that game was awesome.

      • Horndog March 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

        Absolutely

        • TrentSpur March 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

          Chiellini was unbelievable. He’s as good as he is ugly. We need something like that in our ranks.

  • richspurs March 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Look. Its not like we were gonna win the CL. But this match was in the bag. Unfortunately we are always one or two players short of stepping up on the big stage as well as a manager not quite up for it on that big stage.

  • caveman March 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Massive experience. We weren’t experienced enough for them. I hope next year we come back and win it.

    • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      We have to qualify first.

    • Spursy March 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Yep, Cavey. Learning curve.

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Got that empty feeling inside

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Moura would have help us control at the end. We were relying crosses with a packed defence instead of working it in.
    Piss managing

  • Lilywhite without the ll March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    lala is pointless…

    • Accy March 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      what about lulu?

      • Lilywhite without the ll March 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

        if he come on we may of had a chance…

  • 💋 March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Heartbreaking.

  • Accy March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    It was well played by Allegri. Very well played.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    2 away goals. Just don’t lose at home…..yeeeeah.

  • Limerick AL. March 7, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    The Sad part is we had it won, thats if we wanted to win, but we fucked up, we were ok until they scored, then we turned to jelly.

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