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Sean
Sean
1 month ago

Last night draw wasn’t a surprise to anyone, we’ve seen this result played out many times before. Yes there were chance to put the game to bed, but our defence is unlikely to see us over the line. Tottenham will never look comfortable at 1-0 for 90 minutes, every team is aware of this.

Creativity is at a low, nobody has the ability to chime in with a goal other than Son/Kane. Poor decision yet again to play Sanchez, Lamela being introduced? We had Dele, Lucas and Bale on the bench.

Ndombele has yet to dominate a game, gave the ball away numerous times when trying to take on multiple opponents. Loftus Cheek held his own for Fulham, safe to say they’re not aligned with superstars.

Sheffield to nick a draw at the very least.

vin_ot
vin_ot
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean

We did not lose, which judging by team selection and tactics seems to have been the primary intention. Lamela was brought on to shore up the draw.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Those who missed Sheff Utds first win of the season over admittedly a poor Newcastle side what they did well is what they consistently produced last season chasing down, harassing and scrapping for every ball. Epitomising Wilder’s passion and desire it’s not pretty but thats what they do. Given our soft centre those expecting an easy ride won’t happen. Perhaps we will overwhelm the Blades on the day but it ain’t a formality!

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Daniel get the check book out or this season is going to fizzle out.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Whilst it’s easy getting the cheque book out which is unlikely to happen big time as those monies were spent in the summer. Instead perhaps we ought to focus on Jose’s alarming deficiencies exposed by the Fulham draw especially the timing of the subs. Overlooking Alli and Bale is baffling plus rotating the same stock which clearly ain’t working why not do what Arteta did by playing some of the youngsters?
Given that winning anything else is a bonus IMO the whole season hinges on whether the players deliver the goods by winning the Carabs Cup.

Last edited 1 month ago by David Dillenberg
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Sanchez with a non tackle on his behind and the goal scorer can see Diers number but Dier can’t see him.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

No goals from anyone not named Son or Kane. It’s not good enough.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

One win in 6. This is truly beginning to look like a spursy collapse of form and it’s not even the end of the season.

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago

The double sessions of defending badly and how not to keep hold of the ball have obviously taken its toll on the squad.
Should have taken our chances but should not been so negative either.

BARDth
BARDth
1 month ago

Dier needs Toby alongside or Rodon at the bare minimum. Even Davies. It’s sooo blindingly obvious that Davinson is gone. Fringe players must be seething watching shit players play ahead of them.

BARDth
BARDth
1 month ago
Reply to  BARDth

I’ve been patient with Jose mainly due to the cup runs (although we’ve played no one decent in any cup so far). My patience is wearing very thin now watching that rubbish.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Once Kane and Son are stifled sadly there is no Plan B!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Watch out for Sheff Utd.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Jose’s solace is that he is spared the derision of jeers from supporters at FT heading to the exit long before the end!!

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 month ago

Our problem is ball retention. Centre halves who can’t pass the ball and midfielders who can’t take the sting out of the game. NDombele is a baller but needs to be better at hanging onto the ball. Its one of the great modern football mysteries that Sissoko is still stinking our team out of it.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

I praised Ndombele at HT, but in the second half, he ran into too many blind alleys costing us possession. Needs to improve, but he’s far from the worst offender.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

He won an award 2 seasons back. Now That is mind boggling!!!!!

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

That is in relation to Sissoko.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

I am convinced Arsenal will be overtaking us soon (ouch!!)

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Likely beating Palace tomorrow night and they have narrowed the gap to 4 pts!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

At one stage it was 10 or 11!

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

You did also say Leeds would probably stuff us 😉

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

We’re still soft centered with a weak mentality, no title this season even though it’s there to be won. I’d say we’re still four top class players short of being genuine title contenders.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

The painful thing is that us lot not Jose could sense the equaliser was coming well before it arrived!!

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Too True. Let’s be honest, when you see Winks, Sanchez and Sissoko starting you just have to laugh.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

But Winks made one (1) forward pass – that I remember – this time around! And he’s only – insert age – years old and an academy product!

Sissoko at least works hard and is decent at what he does, but you can’t trust Winks or Sanchez. The best you can hope for is that Sanchez doesn’t have a royal f+ck-up in a game and that Winks keeps a healthy passing percentage without actually contributing much.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

And he plays for England. When he’s picked.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

Do I see a Man city beating team in there? Hmmmm………………

Our chances of winning the league trinket appear to be decreasing by the minute.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Decreasing they have vanished and don’t expect any presents from rock bottom Sheff Utd either who certainly get stuck in!

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Given the Kane chance from Aurier’s cross, Reguilon’s early chance, two or three Son chances, and the disallowed goal, on another day this is a comfortable 4-1 win.

Worryingly though, when we don’t make use of the chances, we can’t keep a clean sheet to save our lives. Palace, Wolves, Fulham, Newcastle all seemed to scare us and force us into mistakes. Why is that, when we were so tough to breach against Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea?

The lethal finishing has disappeared and the nigh-on impenetrability is gone as well. We don’t take chances when presented with them and then crawl back into our shells and wait for the inevitable. I’m worried the players have that pattern on their minds now too.

With the other big teams more or less in disarray and no one running away at the top, this will be a big opportunity missed if we don’t get our sh+t together quickly. The title is up for grabs – even after today I believe that with a few wins on the trot, we could be challengers again – but something has to change. Otherwise, we might well find ourselves in mid-table looking up at Everton, Leicester and Villa.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

At the minute Maureen’s like the opposite of Solskjaer.

Rico
Rico
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

The ridiculous negative tactics week in week out are our problem and playing sissoko right wing is just utter nonsense

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

What is Gareth Bale for, could someone please tell me.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

OK magazine lifestyle photo shoots?

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

some sort of elaborate money laundering scheme? hair product line promotion?

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Morale. Let’s compare Pay Cheques.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Exactly, play the boy .

Andrew Fraser
Andrew Fraser
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Whatever it is its a snip at £250,000 a week.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Fraser

Sadly a shadow of the player he was 7 years ago currently this loan deal has been an utter disaster!!

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Roll back the clock 7 years ago and you would have seen Bale tonight skinning Fulham defenders for fun, delivering quality balls into the box and probably scoring a thunderbolt goal!

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

Why allow teams to dominate possession and build confidence to such an extent they almost cannot fail to hurt you, even when your opponents are not as good , yet this keeps happening.
Your getting it wrong Jose, wrong.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

We’re slowly creeping closer to the goons.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

There we are again,trying to preserve a 1-0 lead and failing.Fair play to Fulham,they were the better team in the second half,wanted it more,played some nice stuff and thoroughly deserved their point.
We have to stop this sitting on a narrow lead,we are better than that.Mourinho is so lucky there are no fans inside the stadium.He would get roasted and rightly so.Also we showed again tonight that we still need to shift the deadwood.You know who you are.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

I’m not convinced we were actively sitting on the goal, we just came out 2nd half really sloppy

eddie
eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

So what does Mourinho say to them at half time?It is happening too often to be a coincidence.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

Fulham could have nicked it!

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago

Why do we just always switch off in games and allow the opposition so much possession that they suddenly start believing they can get something out of the match. Sissoko upfront whilst we have Bale on the bench who needs game time? Mourinho could see we were being overrun but he was as lethargic on the line as the players on the pitch. Three points tonight and back into third yet we looked like we couldn’t give a sh*t. Fact 1. Sanchez and Dier are just not good enough. Fact 2. We have no midfield and therefore no transition.Ndombele looks like he is the only player in the middle. We need this month another centre half who can carry the ball out and pass to our own players. We need another attacking midfielder to link our play from defence to attack. Bale needs to play some consistent matches alongside Kane and Son and in front of Requilion. We are so weak at home in our billion dollar folly.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Yes our 1B pound fortress,nobody will beat us there.Well just look at the stats.Still Levy got his mega bonus.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 month ago
Reply to  legoverlass

You are dead right about our centre halves, Sanchez and Dier can’t pass wind

BARD
BARD
1 month ago
Reply to  legoverlass

All of this and the manager needs to show some balls and trust the more creative players to beat bottom half teams.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

We started the 2nd half as we meant to goon. Gave them 2 chances in the first 4 minutes! Changes should have been made then.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

Well we certainly gooned at the end.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  MrChickenhead

We sure know how to goon. This is the most depressing time. I was happier when we got relegated in 77, then I had hope but this carry on?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

IMO changes should have been made at HT. 3 on 3 off!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Some horrible negativity seems to have entered the team. Scared of Fulham, West Brom, Brighton, we’re better than this. They should be losing it at the thought of facing Kane and Son.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

Looks like Mikael Silvestre was right to completely ignore Maureen’s current club in his assessment of the title race.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago

Another night to remember – shame no ones at the ground, Levy would be making a fortune on fans getting pissed to get rid the the pain…

Spurs EST.1882
Spurs EST.1882
1 month ago

I honestly can’t remember ever being more depressed as a Spurs fan. Don’t get me wrong, we had worse times, but never have we had such a great attack with such a negative manager.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

Tactically wrong !

BARD
BARD
1 month ago

Jose deserves every bit of criticism he gets for this one. STOP GOING SO DEFENSIVE AGAINST SHIT TEAMS AT HOME. And stop picking fking Sanchez.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  BARD

Why are we running scared of relegation fodder?

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

It’s not fear remember, it’s the tactical genius of a winner.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 month ago

Bale, Moura, Ali all sat on the bench when we need a goal abd Sissoko remains on the pitch. Thats a terrible indictment of either the players or Jose. Absolute trash

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

I can’t help but feel that we pretty much handed them that point.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 month ago

I see Poch has won a trophy already.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago
Reply to  MrChickenhead

haha…brilliant..dont tell HH

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 month ago

Just like everyone else who has had to leave to win things.

Spurs EST.1882
Spurs EST.1882
1 month ago
Reply to  MrChickenhead

Better not also mention that team Jose did so well at… And Ole has ruined are now top.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

Goodnight boys. I have had enough.

Spurious
Spurious
1 month ago

On the strength of tonight no way will Fulham go down.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Typical Mourinio press conference.
We were the better side and all that rubbish

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

Son had three presentable chances and failed…is the story of the game really. Fine margins.

Sad Sonny day. Dropped points for that reason more than anything. These things happen.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

did you watch it on cefax?

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

Did you? Son’s header down…an earlier goal. Hits the keepers leg close range. Another goal. Hits the post. Another goal.

We were the better team first half. I think 2-0 against Fulham does it but we got a smidgen unlucky.

But sh’t happens. The knee jerk stuff is…look at Chelsea dropping points. Liverpool have had recent stinker results. Everton, Leicester, Wolves win lose win lose draw don’t put the mortgage on any of them. I mean Everton have a similar squad and just as celebrated a manager but are all over the shop results wise.

We played poor second half so what? It’s a season. It’s too early for Jose out knee jerk stuff. We’re in a cup final, wouldn’t surprise me we get to another cup final this season too.

We aren’t the finished article, this is half a Jose team – the players Jose has sanctioned/worked with from the start are doing well. Hojbjerg, Reggie and the improved Ndombele were our best today.

BARD
BARD
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Just have a go FFS. Turgid crap rescued game after game by a class front 2.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  BARD

Do you watch other sides play?

The first half wasn’t turgid and we were good enough to come in 2-0 up.

Something is up with how we come out early 2nd half. Ndombele had a way inferior 2nd half and I thought he was MOTM first half so there’s maybe something up there.

BARD
BARD
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

There is something up. Jose picking him as the only creative midfield player.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

No we dropped points because of Mourinho’s insistence that we sit back and try to defend a 1-0 lead.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

I think Ndombele losing energy and composure scuppered us rather than any major tactical approach.

BARD
BARD
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

He’s the only creative player. That’s squarely on Mourinhos shoulders.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  BARD

Who is this player in our squad? Alli?

He tried Alli for about 6 months and he was rank awful, not on Jose.

BARD
BARD
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

There are options. Lamela. Pit Vini up top and drop Kane into AM.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  BARD

Yes, we’re low in options is what I’m reading there.

need a proper Jose squad.

this season just win a pot hopefully, and build from there – still too many flakes in this squad

BARDth
BARDth
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

The squad has glaring holes but Jose’s tactics against fodder just ain’t good enough.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Two wins in eight, bloody deja vu, again and again and again.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 month ago

But it’s ONLY Fulham.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Blame Jose.
Not good enough

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

Failed to win against the team in 18th place after taking a lead. Yup, I blame the tactician. Perhaps he’ll blame the players.

Spursy bob
Spursy bob
1 month ago

These players lack ambition and what’s worse so do the owners.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago

boooo…utter utter….well…..bored of it..another manager another set of excuses…

Spurious
Spurious
1 month ago

It’s all Maureen’s fault.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Typical.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

I’d rather have the five six nil wins even if we have the occasional West Ham. That result against the Spammers has bloody neutered us.

Last edited 1 month ago by James McKevitt