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  1. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Is anyone expecting an easy game? I'd say the vast majority of us are expecting to get turned over fairly comfortably.
  2. Respect our players

    If you believe what Morgan is reported to have been up to behind the scenes you might not be so forgiving.
  3. 24hr in Leicester

    Imagine going out for a curry and going somewhere called Paddy Martin Inn ffs
  4. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Why? He's a complete prat.
  5. FA Cup 2017-18

    What a load of bollocks the rules around competing for the ball with the keeper are these days. You literally can't even go near them. Didn't think there was anything wrong with what Austin did, and Azpilicueta was hindering the keeper just as much as him. As if Poll said when the keeper's feet are off the floor you're not allowed to touch them, surely that's not in the laws of the game?
  6. New 2018/19 home kit on sale soon?

    I suggest the thread title be amended as it's a bit misleading...
  7. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    I do agree with you to an extent. With the league when they were chasing us and then Chelsea I don't really think they 'bottled' the league given that they weren't top at any point and weren't really that close to winning it in either season. Guess it depends on your definition of 'bottling' though. There's the description you gave above but you could also say that 'bottle' means mental strength in general and I think there's been a few occasions where this Spurs side have displayed a distinct lack of mental strength. You can put it down to superior quality coming through in the end but I think if you put some other teams in the positions they've been in against Juve and earlier today they'd have made a better fist of seeing the job through. The Juventus game they were in a very strong position with 30 minutes of the tie left, up on aggregate and away goals, and they conceded two cheap goals and fell flat. Today they were 1 nil up and looking the better side, and then just fell flat again. Clearly if you look at the numbers they are overachieving though, can't deny it. They have the lowest net spend and lowest wage bill of the top 6 and they've been beating the other 5 in games regularly and finishing above some of them for the last few years. Fair play for that. To be honest, I think the way things have panned out has helped them a bit in some ways. They've never really been in a position of massive pressure, like being top with 10 games to go or being 1 nil up in a final with 15 minutes left etc. I'd say the fact that they haven't actually achieved anything tangible has allowed Pochettino and the club to develop the side and squad and go about their business year-on-year without the weight of expectation becoming a burden, and without any reason for egos etc to start spiralling out of control or for them to get above their station. The first couple of years they were almost under the radar and even now they're not the favourites for anything as you say, so they've made incremental progress each season, adding to the squad and practising Pochettino's style of play. It might have panned out very differently if say they had pipped us or Chelsea to the title.
  8. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Were they expected to lose today though? I'm not sure about that. Think most people pre-match would have said it could have gone either way.
  9. Felliani

    Not a particularly talented player but he's effective, no doubt about that. Not sure he's a Puel player though so wouldn't read into it too much. I'd be surprised.
  10. Mahrez to Man City shock

    Don't think we can say no this time. I can believe Man City will be back in for him, I think their failure in the Champions League and FA Cup exit will have convinced Guardiola that they need more depth, and £65m isn't very much to them. Given everyone knows he wants out I think 65 would be a fair deal for all parties and I don't think we can expect to get any more than that in the circumstances. He will get games there, the bloke is unbelievably good and would relish playing in their squad. I think he would fit in as well. Sad for us but he's been incredible and deserves a move like that. Been an absolute pleasure watching him over the last 4 years. The most gifted player we've ever had, the first touch, the control - I don't think we'll ever watch a player with skills like his for us again for a very long time. If/when he goes, thanks for the memories and all the best to him.
  11. Championship 2017/18

    You can say already that Cardiff's chances of staying up next season (if they do go up) hinge on who they appoint when Warnock gets binned.
  12. European Football 17/18

    Got the Copa Del Rey final on - BBC saying that Sevilla's keeper David Soria had a spell with us as a youngster. Anyone remember him?
  13. Safe standing - time to act

    Anyone that's experienced the rail seating - how high up is the seat that folds down? I'm guessing if you sit on it you won't be able to see because everyone else is stood? If you could still see whilst sitting down then more needs to be made of the fact that there is actually a seat there to use, if a lot of people are of the view that they'd like standing but couldn't/wouldn't want to stand for the whole game.
  14. FA Cup 2017-18

    Think Pochettino made a huge mistake talking about the cup the way he did in the week - they went very flat after Man U equalised and didn't seem sufficiently up for it. They had nothing in the second half really.
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