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The Doctor last won the day on 5 July 2015

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  1. The Doctor

    Crystal Palace (A) 15 Dec Pre Match Thread

    I'd like to see 3-5-2 but not likely Kasper Ricardo Morgan Evans Chilwell Mendy Silva Ghezzal Maddison Gray Vardy Maddison and Vardy to come off after an hour or so, Ndidi and Maguire on the bench in case needed (trying to keep fitness for the cup game, Man City will play a second string and our first string might be able to take them)
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    Are our results so predictable we are boring

    Probably because the internet, particularly message boards, wasn't really a thing then. Most of the shit Puel gets is on here, very little during the match
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    In a word....

    And how many of those above us are also in this league?
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    Premier League Home Form Since February

    I don't think they'll ever win in because this Man City side is possibly the greatest one English football has ever seen, but they'll be regular challengers for the best of the rest position
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    Premier League Home Form Since February

    But ambitions to progress don't mean you automatically will. Look at Spurs - a decade ago they were an Everton equivalent, went through managers regularly, broke into the CL once with a world class winger at their disposal, then spunked a load of money on rubbish like Soldado to try and keep it up (sound familiar?). They've pushed on to the next level now by backing a manager with a clear philosophy over several seasons. Do we have ambitions to push on? Of course but that doesn't happen overnight, it requires a transitional period
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    Puel’s arrogance (or blindness).

    What it says is that previous managers bought in a lot of players who aren't really suitable and are very similar and one summer isn't enough to rebalance a team.
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    Puel’s arrogance (or blindness).

    Ndidi and Mendy aren't creative enough, let's play a ballwinner from the youth team instead
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    Premier League Home Form Since February

    You assume midtable isn't a good thing. Given a decade ago this week we were off to Carlisle in the pouring rain in a promotion battle from league one, I'm quite happy with being midtable top flight. Particularly given he's having to fix a couple of years of abysmal recruitment under Ranieri and Shakespeare
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    Premier League Home Form Since February

    Still in 9th. Maybe a couple of points further forward and in 7th, but still in the same block of clubs that are essentially the second tier within the league - you've got the big six who'll be the top six barring some absolute miracle, then a crowd of 4 or 5 times who battle for 7th, never in any danger of going down but only ever going to get midtable and hope that 7th is a European spot
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    Spurs 0-2 Post Match Thread

    Which is why we're joint 9th for goals scored (and joint 7th for goals conceded).
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    Spurs 0-2 Post Match Thread

    And come 9th in May it'll be "we'll be in a relegation battle next season". How half the regular posters didn't off themselves during the levein-Holloway years with this sort of reaction is a mystery
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    Spurs 0-2 Post Match Thread

    We absolutely can't - that requires Burnley, Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Newcastle to go unbeaten, and Cardiff have to play Crystal Palace during that spell. Nor will we be - grow up and stop over egging the doom and gloom of what will be a 7th-10th place finish
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    Premier League Home Form Since February

    He didn't argue it hadn't been poor since February, but come off it, the start has obviously been picked to give it a worse spin. Let's take the last year - Pl 19 W6, D7, L6. A far more reasonable time scale to measure (equivalent of a home campaign in essence), and it's midtable mediocrity. Selecting from the start of February is obvious spin
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    Spurs 0-2 Post Match Thread

    Nonsense. This season is obviously a stepping stone, the early stages of a long term rebuild of the club with ambitions to make the league a big 7. But that takes time and patience - spurs have gone from UEFA cup participation and nothing more to champions League qualifiers by trusting Potchetinno over several seasons to build a club with a particular philosophy (just a shame that philosophy is cheat as much as possible). The way we end up like West Brom or Stoke is by changing the manager every season because we're too impatient to see a project through
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    Kelechi Iheanacho / Nacho Man

    Because the defender was right on him, and if he turned towards goal he'd just lose the ball, like any striker would. Instead he held the ball up and looked for support, which was lacking. He didn't do badly under the circumstances today - he put the effort in closing passes and forcing them back to the keeper (which our fans ignored because they're a bunch of troglodytes and actively hate the kid for not being Vardy) and did ok to keep the ball and move it with limited service. He fought a losing battle with the way the midfield played, but he fought it nonetheless