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  1. Spurs FA Cup

    You're right it was against Preston. I think I was muddling it up with the happy memories of Geoff Horsfield's brace against Cov. Weird that the thread's title changed.
  2. Spurs FA Cup

    Yep, brilliant in League One. Mixed fortunes with us but did well in the Championship in the end. I remember him scoring after a few seconds at home to Coventry. I'm sure that was our quickest goal ever. Is it still the case? He always seemed to play better after he had his head shaved as well
  3. Manchester City (A)..pre match thread.

    Imagine if we win with Diabaté getting the decisive goal
  4. Swansea City (H) Pre Match Thread

    There's a lot of doom and gloom right now and I think a little perspective is needed. We weren't that bad overall on Wednesday. We bossed the game until they scored because of a defensive error. We then wrestled control of the game midway through the second half but it just wasn't enough. Iheanacho was so close to grabbing an equaliser. My concern would be our reaction to going a goal behind because we were abysmal until part way through the second half. But, credit to Everton, that goal from their new signing galvanised both their players and their fans. Prior to them taking the lead, I don't think it would have been long before we'd have heard boos from the home support. They were a very different team after they scored (as were we) and they fully deserved the second goal. For Swansea, I think we only need a few minor tweaks. As much as I love Shinji, I don't think he links the play enough. He runs and he tackles and he wins important free kicks. But, Vardy was so isolated at Everton. As the front 4, I'd go with: Diabaté -- Gray -- Albrighton Vardy A more attacking three behind the striker was fluid and dangerous against Peterborough. I know they're League One, but I think that style would suit a home game against Swansea. I know they've improved massively but the way we play now could be too much for them if we can actually give more support to Vardy and get others into more dangerous areas. Puel's evolution of this side will take time and there will be setbacks along the way, but I have faith he can turn us into a more consistent, good footballing side that can challenge in the upper reaches of the league.
  5. Everton (A) Match Thread

    No need to overreact. We were good for the first 20 mins or so. Their first goal was against the run of play but we couldn't get a grip of it since then. They deserved the second. A good team talk is needed and we need to bring Vardy into the game. If we start the second half like we did the first and manage to pull one back, I can see us eventually gaining a point minimum.
  6. Everton (A) Match Thread

    Everton's form is atrocious but they're starting XI looks strong. Upside, I think their defence is ropey. Coleman will be energetic but is likely to tail off, I'd say. If we channel our last away league performance against Chelsea, we should beat these. Fingers crossed. It's the right line-up for me. The cup game was excellent but this game comes too soon for Silva, Iborra etc to start. Hopefully we see Diabaté get some league minutes under his belt and show us something to get excited about.
  7. 2017 Quiz

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  8. Watford (A) pre-match

    I believe Darnell Johnson has played there before. I think Josh Knight has too but he's primarily a centre-back. I'm not totally sure but I think Alex Pascanu is mainly a right-back, although I don't know whether he's highly thought of in the U23 set-up or not. I like Puel's tendency to bring the young players through but I can't see it happening at right-back for us currently. I think we'll go 3-5-2 with Albrighton at RWB. Unless Puel thinks Chilwell or Fuchs could fill in on that side and we stay with 4 at the back?
  9. Manchester United (H) Match Thread

    Think Okazaki for Albrighton and get Gray running at Lindelof, see if we can get the defender a second yellow.
  10. Manchester United (H) Match Thread

    Announce Trippier
  11. Man City (H) League Cup match thread

    Great to see Vardy put it in the corner rather than smash it down the middle. Excellent penalty. Power and placement.
  12. Man City (H) League Cup match thread

    Looked like Hamer shouted for it but misjudged the pace of the ball. Dodgy moment there. We just need to see a bit more of the ball. I'm confident Iborra, King, Albrighton, Chilwell and Okazaki can all assert themselves on this game.
  13. Man City (H) League Cup match thread

    I do hope Kelechi is bang up for this one
  14. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Agreed. He's actually a decent manager. He did well for Wales, Blackburn, Fulham and Stoke, and arguably for Man City when they first became part of the PL mega-rich. He's had bad runs of form with Stoke before as well and managed to drag them out of it and finish relatively comfortably. I just wonder if this is one bad run too many for him. Their fans will see stagnation and lack of progress, and the threat that maybe this time Hughes can't fix their bad form and they end up going down.
  15. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    It's a laugh isn't it! When you're a victim of something that's unjust, you find out if you're a fighter or if you just give in. Stoke had plenty of time to turn that game around yesterday but, credit to Moyes, West Ham wanted the win more. Stoke were awful, much like we were yesterday. The difference is we have the fight to bounce back from those kinds of performances. Stoke, meanwhile, are spiralling towards the Championship.