Our next game.

This weekend sees our lads take on Spurs. We were originally supposed to be playing this game on Saturday the 25th but due to Spurs Europa league commitments the game has been pushed back to Sunday.

Spurs v Mags
Spurs v Mags

That’s a bit of a shame really because it would have been nice to catch them tired after a game on Thursday. Mind you I am basing that on how well we played when we backed up after a Europa league fixture, so maybe I might be reading a little more into it than I should be. Saying that though, Spurs have flattered to deceive a little this season, their form in the past six games has seen them take only five point from a possible eighteen compared to our massive haul of six points. So maybe I should be feeling a little more confident about things going into this game. Couple this with the fact that we won the corresponding fixture 0-1 last season and all things suddenly start looking a little brighter. This one is a hard one to call, actually all of our games are hard to call when you take into account our indifferent form. If we turn up and put in a real shift, I think we can trouble Spurs. Their recent run of form is no better than ours so they could be ripe for the picking. From what I can gather at this stage we should have everyone that started the last game fit and ready to play. Spurs will be without Fredrico Fazio due to a red card but I have no real insight to their player injuries to be honest. For me Erikson and Chadli are the players to watch out for. They have both been the stand out players thus far from the games I have seen them play in. The both play with a lot  of energy and we will need to shut them down to limit their influence on the game. For us, I would like to see Sissoko and Gouffran lift their game and have more of an impact on proceedings. To be honest, I would like to see them both benched as a bit of a kick up the backside they both need. It won’t happen so let’s move on…

I am not sure whether I should even bother with formations because we really only play the one and from what I have seen of Spurs, they line up the same way. So expect to see Soldado and Cisse running aimlessly around their forward lines as they try and play in a system that doesn’t suit them.

So to summarize, I really think we can snatch a point or three from this fixture, Spurs are not playing well and they will be tired from a mid week game. All we will need to do is defend well…actually… forget the point or three call… I will be happy with the away point 🙂

How do you think we will go?

334 thoughts on “Our next game.

  1. Nee botha dave……. if ayoze scores im not sure how to shout his name…. guess i will call him manuel (faulty towers)

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  2. Don’t know why people are so obsessed with buying another striker. Who would get him the ball?

    Real lack of energy today which is inexcusable.

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  3. Danny Murphy sounds surprised at how bad we are. We’ve played worst than this before this season

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  4. No shots on target yet from #nufc after 41 mins

    😳

    No intensity, all giving up except sissoko pressing…

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  5. TLR@171 I really like Danny Murphy as a pundit, the bloke is pretty much cliche-free, isn’t up any clubs arse, and tells it like it is. He talks real sense, and he is absolutley spot on today. We have at least 4 players who are athletically not fit for the intensity of the EPL.. Perez, Anita, Gouffron and Obertan. Also not sure about Janmaat, Rose is battering him today, ffs it’s interesting to see what good left backs can get up to.

    There again, I think Poccetino’s formation have got a spineless, toothless and light-weight toon completely befuddled.

    This could end up a real thrashing.

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  6. We are no-where near winning ANY 50-50 balls. No-one is prepared to put there bodies on the line, we’ve been chasing shadows all afternoon.

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  7. I can’t fault Troy’s assessment the player’s are crap. The only way I can see us stay up is if we get a quilty striker in or a centre back. Why Ashley choose to ignore this I will never know ? Coaches might improve there standards till january but it’s not looking good i’m afraid. This year looks worse than the season we got 41 points.

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  8. This seems to bring the chance of pardew using ryan taylor later for his set-pieces skill. 🙄 🙄

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    Murphy’s analysis of us is spot on. I like him too as a pundit.

    Pardew can’t be allowed to continue to put sides like this out on the pitch.

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  10. Toon are totally useless against a second rate Spurs, its men against boys, Anita for crying out loud spurs are in the white – tackle you coward or at least mark a man. instead of waving your arms about.
    Perez does not have anything going for him unfortunately.

    Commentator summed it up, Toon are treating it like a preseason friendly

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  11. We have to bring on Sammy and Cabella. At least Sammy has a bit of experience and Cabella is a current French international held in high standing over there. Gouffran and Perez are doing nowt anyway so if we get beat 4-0 it probably would have happened anyway.

    We have no other experienced or fit (Taylor is unfit) players.

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  12. Shit–I missed the goal entirely and just saw that replay!

    Clone the Ameobis!

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  13. Eric–is that really true or are you pulling that stat out of thin air? Amazing if so…

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  14. Is Obertan off, then? Because that seems like a weird way to reward his game winning goal and his assist in the last two games. Why should Gouffran still be on the pitch instead of him?

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  15. Two subs working wonders!

    Who are you and what have you done with Alan Pardew?

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  16. Cabella blew that one there after some great work 👿

    I really like young Perez, a real jack in the box..

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  17. Ryan Taylor not coming on then. 😳 😳

    Let’s hope he does good vs Manchester city then. 😉

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  18. Sensible but disappointing sub ` really want to see what Colback, Sammy and Arma can do together. Even better – add in Arma. We have more young talent in the squad than I’ve seen for years. It’s the older buggers that are the worry…

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