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  1. deep blue

    Spurs 0-2 Post Match Thread

    Agreed. We should have played Okazaki from the start for that reason, and probably Albrighton too for the work he puts in. Bringing Okazaki on with only 10 mins left and 3 goals down is totally pointless.
  2. Makes it even more of a missed opportunity that we didn't manage to score against them. Unfortunate timing, that's all.
  3. deep blue

    Watford (H) Match Thread

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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    On the other hand, if you have just enough to live on, but only by a whisker, then you have everything to lose.
  5. deep blue

    Seagrave Training Centre - Construction phase

    But great if you're a newt.
  6. I feel the same; such thoughts get me all wistful. BTW Rumble - your posts are so beautifully uplifting that I wish Joy Division hadn't passed me by. Does it lie above or below the Isthmian league?
  7. deep blue

    Burnley (home)

    I feel this too. We would have benefited from having another creative outlet in the team to take the pressure of Mahrez - an opportunity missed after our title win.
  8. deep blue

    Arsenal Post Match

    This is what concerns me. The resilience and belief we showed throughout the title season seems a distant memory.
  9. deep blue

    Spain v England Nations Cup

    I'm intrigued. I see no reason not to play Maddison tonight. If you think it too difficult an opposition then look at Winks and Chilwell who have had v little experience but coped ok. What are your reasons?
  10. Does anyone here have any inside knowledge that substantiates the allegation of problems at training?
  11. Weird comment. WE won the title 3 years ago and are also owned by billionaires with strong ambitions. By your own criteria, looks like the perfect match.
  12. Pity he wasted a pointless year mouldering in Birmingham, then.
  13. Dead right. Veretout supposedly chose Villa over us because they were a big club with history. Look where that got him.
  14. deep blue

    Time for a Puel in thread.

    Good post. Our movement off the ball was great in 15-16 was great, and part of that was because the players could anticipate - knew what to expect when a player was on the ball. Best example was Mahrez to Vardy where there seemed telepathic communication between them, and also the Fuchs to Vardy pass for his record goal v Man U. That comes with the team gelling over a fair period of time and that's how I expect most of the improvement, in running off the ball, to come with the current squad.
  15. deep blue

    Time for a Puel in thread.

    Take this, Lionater's comment "we can't compete with the top 6", and other pessimistic opinions. I can't agree. I wouldn't, for example, swap our squad, manager or owners for those of Man U at the moment. Puel is still not convincing us all yet, but there are good signs of progression, and it is a long term project with an exciting young squad so it may be a year or two yet for it to bear full fruit. The thing is, it's very easy to accept the status quo and assume things will always be that way, but over the long term football is a cyclical process with amazing ups and downs. Many will have forgotten that Man U were relegated a few decades ago. Go back 20 years and Chelsea were a steady Prem side, no more, and Man C were yet to be relegated down to the 3rd level. Spurs have only elevated themselves into the current top 6 by sustained development over the last 10 years, something we are looking to copy but hopefully over a shorter timescale. OK, the financial leapfrog managed by Chelsea and Man C, and the sustained success of the other 4, have made it a bigger gap than ever before, and undoubtedly hard to close that gap, but no way do I think it impossible.