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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint in NZ View Post
    Seriously? With Gabby we at last had found a player who will work hard to get the ball and then try everything to stick it in the net. A true striker. Austin is so slow that he has to wait for someone else to set it up on a plate for him to score. He's not in the same town let alone the same street as Gabby!
    I don't think anyone is claiming Austin is better than Gabby but Gabby is injured, possibly for up to six weeks, and could be out for much of the rest of the season. Austin is never going to be the complete footballer but he does know where the back of the net is so if he can come back that has to be a positive. I think it speaks volumes about Jrod and Long, this season, that despite being out for months Austin is still our top scorer this season (with 9 goals all comps) and Gabby is our second highest (with 6 after only a handful of games).

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    We played much better 2nd half but overall Spurs just edged it. FF made some good saves today but again beaten by a shot from outside the penalty area for the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    I don't think anyone is claiming Austin is better than Gabby but Gabby is injured, possibly for up to six weeks, and could be out for much of the rest of the season. Austin is never going to be the complete footballer but he does know where the back of the net is so if he can come back that has to be a positive. I think it speaks volumes about Jrod and Long, this season, that despite being out for months Austin is still our top scorer this season (with 9 goals all comps) and Gabby is our second highest (with 6 after only a handful of games).
    Exactly.

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    Thoughts from yesterday .....

    Gabba getting injured is a big loss .....we went back to being toothless as soon as he went off !
    Ericksons Goal could have been blocked if the two CBs had more experience and closed him down , they stood and watched , Bertrand saw the threat but couldnt get across in time . I honestly believe VVD certainly and Caceres probably would have seen the threat and blocked the shot .
    JWP ...who gets so much negative on here I thought stepped up yesterday , he was more mobile going forward and is developing a bite to his game . Additionally I think if he does win a cap it may be the catalyst for him to push on .
    Romeu ...Had the measure of Wanyama and i thought he could have been sent off for a second yellow very easily for the foul on OR

    Spuds have walked everyone at white hart lane , we were very unlucky not to come away with at least a point .....a very good team is being built here but we could do with a bit of luck TBH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Davis wasn't the only one, Ward-Prowse was all but bloody invisible in comparison, how he contrived to score is anybody's guess, Davis, Redmond & W-P should have been off at HT. Agree Hojberg should have been given some time. We've lost Boufal, his head is not here anymore. Can't see him staying in the summer.

    It was telling that he marched straight down the tunnel at full time without shaking anyones hands or acknowledging the supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    With 15 days to plan and prepare i expected more.

    Spurs outplayed us in the 1st half and 2nd half they allowed us to have more of the ball in our own half.

    We got a goal and should have kicked on, we didn't. Lots of huff and puff but didnt test Lloris again. Simply no threat or ideas going forward. Classic Saints in 2016

    Last 15 mins when we should have been going for it, spurs looked more likely. Even when the 5 minutes added on came up - we didnt even manage to get in the Spurs half and the game whimpers out.

    Postives: FF made 3 top saves in 1st half, Romeu looked good in 2nd half.... Have i missed any others?

    Just expected a bit more zip and a clear game plan after 15 days of preparation.

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    Welp. I thought we did well to get the goal back. Was expecting at least two more from Spurs.
    Yet again the ref makes the wrong call on a potentially game changing moment. Never would have happened with a TMO.
    Now to see how bad the injury to Gabbiadini is. Rest of the strikers simply have to step up and get scoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliemiller View Post
    Thoughts from yesterday .....

    Gabba getting injured is a big loss .....we went back to being toothless as soon as he went off !
    Gabba went off after around 30 minutes. We scored a goal in the second half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Codger View Post
    Gabba went off after around 30 minutes. We scored a goal in the second half.

    Yeah but you'd put your house on Gabbi making something off the half chances we created, second half, rather than Long. With Gabbi off we looked more like early season saints huffing and puffing but lacking quality in the final third.

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    My youngest reminded me about the penalty Ali won at St Mary's this morning.
    I genuinely don't believe things even themselves out. No one has ever actually proved that.
    The bigger clubs get more of the important decisions. Don't think that's in doubt. Ali maybe a great footballer, but he is a sneaky little get. That challenge in the Europa League was appalling. He is prone to a dive or two too.
    Why wouldn't Friend let Long on?? He's a muppet too.
    I don't think we played particularly well, but we do have good pace & now break so much quicker than we did earlier in the season. We have seen teams come to SMS, sit & hit us on the break. That's the style we employ against the top 6. I don't have an issue with it at all.
    I also believe we need another strong holding midfielder. Maybe Hojberg will come good? He is certainly young enough, but looks as though some of his confidence is shot.
    As many have said, more worried about Gabbi's injury.

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    That must be a world record. "Pushing on" for 6 very looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng booooriiiiiiiiiiiing years. Will he ever finish "pushing on"??????????? Perhaps he could push on far enough to sign for Carlisle.

    Quote Originally Posted by charliemiller View Post
    Thoughts from yesterday .....

    Gabba getting injured is a big loss .....we went back to being toothless as soon as he went off !
    Ericksons Goal could have been blocked if the two CBs had more experience and closed him down , they stood and watched , Bertrand saw the threat but couldnt get across in time . I honestly believe VVD certainly and Caceres probably would have seen the threat and blocked the shot .
    JWP ...who gets so much negative on here I thought stepped up yesterday , he was more mobile going forward and is developing a bite to his game . Additionally I think if he does win a cap it may be the catalyst for him to push on .
    Romeu ...Had the measure of Wanyama and i thought he could have been sent off for a second yellow very easily for the foul on OR

    Spuds have walked everyone at white hart lane , we were very unlucky not to come away with at least a point .....a very good team is being built here but we could do with a bit of luck TBH

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    Was at the game so don't know if it was shown on TV but JWP put in a tough challenge on Wanyama very early on in the game which Wanyama wasn't very happy about and kicked out slightly and they had brief words! I thought he was good yesterday, even goal aside, vast improvement this season I actually like seeing him on the team sheet now. Romeu was absolutely superb second half yesterday, some of his tackles were exceptional. But Dembele is ridiculous, so strong that it meant he'd attract two or three of our players at a time just to tackle him which left room for Wanyama, Eriksen and Alli, and that's where most of their play came from.

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    Arrogant Spud at work really wanted to smash him this morning.

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    Couple of Spurs fans in our London office. Fair assessment; Said we were very poor in first half but better 2nd. They both felt that Spurs were comfortable and capable of going another gear if needed.

    Both thankful for Shane Long and his inability to stay onside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry12 View Post
    That must be a world record. "Pushing on" for 6 very looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng booooriiiiiiiiiiiing years. Will he ever finish "pushing on"??????????? Perhaps he could push on far enough to sign for Carlisle.
    It's getting a bit too obvious and boring, larry. Are you aware there are more players in our squad than the one you don't like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry12 View Post
    That must be a world record. "Pushing on" for 6 very looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng booooriiiiiiiiiiiing years. Will he ever finish "pushing on"??????????? Perhaps he could push on far enough to sign for Carlisle.
    Talk about obsessed. Did he sh*g your missus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry12 View Post
    That must be a world record. "Pushing on" for 6 very looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng booooriiiiiiiiiiiing years. Will he ever finish "pushing on"??????????? Perhaps he could push on far enough to sign for Carlisle.
    He's 22 years old. So those 6 'long boring' years were essentially his football formative years - his learning from what, age 17. He has now made the full England squad and continues to play regularly in the Premier league. If he was one of my players, as a Manager, I'd be delighted with his progress.

    His best years are still to come as well - yes you could argue that he doesn't get enough goals at the moment - but dead ball delivery is not all about hitting the top corner every time.

    Give the lad a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry12 View Post
    That must be a world record. "Pushing on" for 6 very looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng booooriiiiiiiiiiiing years. Will he ever finish "pushing on"??????????? Perhaps he could push on far enough to sign for Carlisle.
    Is school on half term still...

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    Larry12 showing Glasgow how's it done...😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Larry12 showing Glasgow how's it done...
    He's showing himself how it's done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    I don't think anyone is claiming Austin is better than Gabby but Gabby is injured, possibly for up to six weeks, and could be out for much of the rest of the season. Austin is never going to be the complete footballer but he does know where the back of the net is so if he can come back that has to be a positive. I think it speaks volumes about Jrod and Long, this season, that despite being out for months Austin is still our top scorer this season (with 9 goals all comps) and Gabby is our second highest (with 6 after only a handful of games).
    Exactly +2

    Why do some feel they need to denigrate one player to promote the other? Both are capable and solid goal scorers in the PL. As stated, Austin has missed 3 months and is still our top scorer, he's not chopped liver. Gabbi is a more complete player for sure, Austin is better in the air though. I would ideally like to see a way to get them both on the field at the same time. They both score but have different strengths. However this would probably mean going to a more standard 4-4-2 (or the like).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Munster View Post
    He's showing himself how it's done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Couple of Spurs fans in our London office. Fair assessment; Said we were very poor in first half but better 2nd. They both felt that Spurs were comfortable and capable of going another gear if needed.

    Both thankful for Shane Long and his inability to stay onside.
    Thats why they were oh so comfortabel and not begging for the final whistle, surely they should have just upped the gear and got the 3rd goal to kill us off. I assume they didnt do it so that they could keep it interesting for the Sky viewers.
    They were not that good in the first half, they had a long range shot and an iffy penalty apart from that they hardly looked world beaters.
    I suggest you give them a bit back rather lie there and accept their blinkered views

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    Thats why they were oh so comfortabel and not begging for the final whistle, surely they should have just upped the gear and got the 3rd goal to kill us off. I assume they didnt do it so that they could keep it interesting for the Sky viewers.
    They were not that good in the first half, they had a long range shot and an iffy penalty apart from that they hardly looked world beaters.
    I suggest you give them a bit back rather lie there and accept their blinkered views
    Dont bite nick... let him troll alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    Dont bite nick... let him troll alone
    I'm still waiting for the stock photo of two Spurs fans sitting in a London office

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    According to Poll he thinks Alli dived but is clever enough to get away with it and Tadic was fouled so should have been a penalty but his delayed reaction gave the ref a doubt so he never gave it ! Is it me or have the officials been the poorest this season they've been in a long time ?
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    IT'S TIME FOR VIDEO REVIEW TECHNOLOGY!!

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    I'm probably going to get slated for this but I honestly thought Fraser should have saved the first goal.

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    Did we create a meaningful chance between JWP's goal and boufal's shot that went wide a few mins before the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by verlaine1979 View Post
    Did we create a meaningful chance between JWP's goal and boufal's shot that went wide a few mins before the end?
    Gabbi's chance which led to his injury? Tadic's shot over the bar (ball was clearly in play)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSaint View Post
    She's trying real hard to get bites these days. A bit like watching a former great that's way past it and can barely run or control the ball. It's all a bit embarrassing.
    Ha ha! Don't know about a former great - more Titus Bramble if you ask me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomer View Post
    Arrogant Spud at work really wanted to smash him this morning.
    ... or you could just have humoured him and acknowledged that Spurs are a better and more complete team than Saints. Monday morning and you want to "smash' somebody already.

    It was football match old lad, one that we didn't win like the other 11 we did not win in the league this season so lighten up and see if you can find a change of mood before Friday. It was not the outbreak of World War 3 after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattio View Post
    It was telling that he marched straight down the tunnel at full time without shaking anyones hands or acknowledging the supporters.
    Exactly what he did when he got taken off in the U23 game a couple of weeks ago. I though the Black Box included a personality disorder/childish tantrum warning device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxy9143 View Post
    Exactly what he did when he got taken off in the U23 game a couple of weeks ago. I though the Black Box included a personality disorder/childish tantrum warning device?
    That device must have malfunctioned, just like it did when we signed Osvaldo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Couple of Spurs fans in our London office. Fair assessment; Said we were very poor in first half but better 2nd. They both felt that Spurs were comfortable and capable of going another gear if needed.

    Both thankful for Shane Long and his inability to stay onside.
    You work with some other smug bastards then. Must be really cosy for you!!

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    I know it really shouldn't surprise me anymore but i've just watched the Sky half time 'analysis' for the first time and their discussion of the two penalty incidents in ****ing pathetic, I would say laughable but it's infuriating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    ... or you could just have humoured him and acknowledged that Spurs are a better and more complete team than Saints. Monday morning and you want to "smash' somebody already.

    It was football match old lad, one that we didn't win like the other 11 we did not win in the league this season so lighten up and see if you can find a change of mood before Friday. It was not the outbreak of World War 3 after all.
    Trump is working on that as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Wrong. He was definitely onside for the last chance.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    Only saw the last half an hour, but from what I did see we certainly edged the play. That didn't turn into many good chances though. Davis had some nice touches in their half, but defensively he is weak. Was too slow to move the ball on when Dier tackled him, then later is twisting and turning on the touchline before passing it straight to the striker who Romeu then has to foul and get booked for.

    Long's too-early runs are frustrating, however the one following the intricate edge-of-box play was because the pass was fractionally delayed (perhaps Long could have bent the run better), and the last one I thought was onside! But obviously Spurs appealed so it was given.

    Rodriguez summed up his inability on a couple of occasions. Most of the time he wasn't anywhere to be seen, but once he was on his heels when Yoshida prodded the ball forwards and we were hit on the break, and another time he took the ball down excellently from a high pass, but then showed no awareness, pace or conviction to do anything with it. See that too often from him.

    And as for Boufal... well he was quite horrific. All he thinks about is how he can pull of a trick or skill to beat his man. Sometimes it's good for him to do it, but not every time. I knew that he was looking for the nutmeg on Vertonghen in the corner at one point, so I daresay Vertonghen did too. And then we finally build an attack, get the overload and he shoots. Ok, not a dreadful effort, but again it's all about him... knock it through to Cedric, ball across the face, good chance of a goal. But no. He has ability, he can be a great player, but not playing like he did today.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    Nope. He was off. He was nearer the goal than the second to last defender, what more do you want?
    He was level with the last defender, hence onside. Look at the slow-motion replay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corky morris View Post
    My youngest reminded me about the penalty Ali won at St Mary's this morning.
    I genuinely don't believe things even themselves out. No one has ever actually proved that.
    The bigger clubs get more of the important decisions. Don't think that's in doubt. Ali maybe a great footballer, but he is a sneaky little get. That challenge in the Europa League was appalling. He is prone to a dive or two too.
    Why wouldn't Friend let Long on?? He's a muppet too.
    I don't think we played particularly well, but we do have good pace & now break so much quicker than we did earlier in the season. We have seen teams come to SMS, sit & hit us on the break. That's the style we employ against the top 6. I don't have an issue with it at all.
    I also believe we need another strong holding midfielder. Maybe Hojberg will come good? He is certainly young enough, but looks as though some of his confidence is shot.
    As many have said, more worried about Gabbi's injury.
    It was a substitution and they can only take place when there is a break in play. An injured player can return during play with the referee's permission. Not such a muppet, is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singapore Saint View Post
    He was level with the last defender, hence onside. Look at the slow-motion replay.
    I have looked at it, he wasn't level, hence offside. His upper body was beyond the defender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Munster View Post
    IT'S TIME FOR VIDEO REVIEW TECHNOLOGY!!
    It wouldn't have changed anything. Neither decision would have been overturned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singapore Saint View Post
    He was level with the last defender, hence onside. Look at the slow-motion replay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I have looked at it, he wasn't level, hence offside. His upper body was beyond the defender.
    Anyone got a link to the footage showing the incident in question so I can grab a screenshot?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post
    Anyone got a link to the footage showing the incident in question so I can grab a screenshot?

    Cheers
    It's still on my TIVO box but getting anything off that wouldn't be easy (for me). Which particular incident are we talking about? There were several and all were illusrtated during the match and I didn't see anything contentious with any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Gabbi's chance which led to his injury? Tadic's shot over the bar (ball was clearly in play)?
    Weren't those both first half? I meant literally between scoring in the 52nd minute and Boufal firing wide in the 91st. I don't remember us really testing Lloris in that time, despite our improved performance after the break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Saint View Post
    You work with some other smug bastards then. Must be really cosy for you!!
    By "London office" he means the gents at Tottenham Court Road tube station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSaint View Post
    By "London office" he means the gents at Tottenham Court Road tube station.
    I get your point, but before some smart Alec pipes up the nearest tube station is some way away from the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    I don't think anyone is claiming Austin is better than Gabby but Gabby is injured, possibly for up to six weeks, and could be out for much of the rest of the season. Austin is never going to be the complete footballer but he does know where the back of the net is so if he can come back that has to be a positive. I think it speaks volumes about Jrod and Long, this season, that despite being out for months Austin is still our top scorer this season (with 9 goals all comps) and Gabby is our second highest (with 6 after only a handful of games).
    i'll go with that assessment. it will be interesting to see who will be the main scorer against Bournemouth

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