Ndombele's remarkable revival at Spurs
17/01/2021 | sport | football | 109
How has record signing Tanguy Ndombele gone from looking set to be an expensive flop to star player at Tottenham?
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18/01/2021 06:37:39 0 0
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Even Mourinho has his moments
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18/01/2021 06:41:07 5 9
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An article that has been sitting at the BBC for 12 months waiting for him to score a goal.
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18/01/2021 06:57:05 9 3
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Isn’t that what most journalists do? It’s known as forwardthinking and happens all the time so I can’t see that it’s such a unusual thing to do
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18/01/2021 07:35:24 11 0
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Except he’s already scored this season
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18/01/2021 06:49:20 16 1
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Turning into a proper Spurs player, entertaining and heart. Hopefully Dele can be inspired by his progress I wish them both all the success because we desperately need creativity. We looked much better with three at the back and the full backs getting more involved in midfield. Up the Spurs! And great job Jose.
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18/01/2021 09:28:32 9 0
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Be even better if Aurier could actually cross the ball. Surely must be training for that now he can throw the ball legally.
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18/01/2021 06:41:07 5 9
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An article that has been sitting at the BBC for 12 months waiting for him to score a goal.
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18/01/2021 06:57:05 9 3
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Isn’t that what most journalists do? It’s known as forwardthinking and happens all the time so I can’t see that it’s such a unusual thing to do
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18/01/2021 06:58:09 6 6
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He’s had a couple of good games......

But at least he has had a couple of good games and actually tried unlike Dele
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18/01/2021 07:33:26 16 0
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He’s played nearly every game this season and been superb in most
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18/01/2021 10:55:06 2 0
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He has been excellent in pretty much every game. It's also interesting that most of the goals Spurs have conceded have been after Ndombele has been replaced, we lose that link between defence and attack when he leaves the pitch
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18/01/2021 07:01:29 3 19
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One swallow does not a summer make
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18/01/2021 07:33:04 17 1
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Been a lot of swallows this season though
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18/01/2021 07:59:10 3 0
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It is not one swalowe that bryngeth in somer. It is not one good qualitie that maketh a man good........Pendant alert.That's the translated quote from Latin,1539.
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Meh
18/01/2021 08:20:12 4 0
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Anyone who said this was a ‘one off’ performance doesn’t watch spurs.. he is our most creative player this season but doesn’t really get any media attention.
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18/01/2021 12:21:37 0 0
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Enjoy your few weeks at the top
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18/01/2021 07:06:08 21 2
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Whilst Spurs have thrown away too many points with some very negative defensive displays far too early in games they have also been a joy to watch & remain firmly in the mix at the top of the table with a GD of 16.
Jose is his own worst enemy at times but he has made Spurs a much more resilient side whilst, at the same time, nurturing the clubs attacking flair in the shape of Son and Kane.
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18/01/2021 14:58:01 4 0
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"Jose is his own worst enemy…"

A look at any HYS suggests otherwise.
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18/01/2021 07:08:55 4 12
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Playing allot better but he’s hardly the return of modric, dembele or an in form eriksen. We played probably the worst ever in the premier league it’s hardly a benchmark
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18/01/2021 07:32:40 15 4
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He looks like a better version of Dembele as he can score goals. The talk about him isn’t just because of this game. Get a grip
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18/01/2021 07:15:34 24 2
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Took the lad a while to settle. Talent never in question. Has a big future in the game if he maintains the hard work and attitude.

Spurs have thrown away more points than anyone from winning positions. Arguably should be top of table. Robbed a couple of times and threw a few games away. Something is happening with Jose though...
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18/01/2021 08:45:32 9 15
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What argument could you make? If they hadn’t dropped more points than those above them they would be top? Same argument goes for Sheffield United then?
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18/01/2021 23:14:14 3 0
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Great man management from Jose. Great to see Tanguy was up to the challenge. Too many premadonas would have thrown their toys out of the pram.
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18/01/2021 07:23:49 5 35
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Does anyone really believe his “stunning” goal against the blades was intentional? Just got a boot on it and tried to put back into danger area and happened to go in.
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18/01/2021 07:30:42 16 1
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Does anyone believe that he just tried to put it back into the danger area and it happened to go in?
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18/01/2021 08:00:09 7 1
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Your comment comes from someone who knows nothing about the game and has never kicked a ball in his life. Just another bitter rival fan. Doh.
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18/01/2021 09:04:23 6 1
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Yes I know he meant it. It's physics, anything is possible within the science. People like you won't score goals like that because you don't believe it's possible. It all starts in the mind, attitude believe. Negatively never provides genius moments.
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18/01/2021 11:20:50 2 0
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I believe he did mean it as I attempted an almost identical effort back in the day (it hit the far post though and a mate hammered in the rebound).
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18/01/2021 07:23:49 5 35
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Does anyone really believe his “stunning” goal against the blades was intentional? Just got a boot on it and tried to put back into danger area and happened to go in.
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18/01/2021 07:30:42 16 1
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Does anyone believe that he just tried to put it back into the danger area and it happened to go in?
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18/01/2021 07:08:55 4 12
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Playing allot better but he’s hardly the return of modric, dembele or an in form eriksen. We played probably the worst ever in the premier league it’s hardly a benchmark
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18/01/2021 07:32:40 15 4
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He looks like a better version of Dembele as he can score goals. The talk about him isn’t just because of this game. Get a grip
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18/01/2021 12:27:09 2 2
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Ok he’s played well in spots but he’s only completed two matches, also he’s faded on second halves. He’s scored a few goals but we were bossed in midfield by palace and Fulham to name two. What do you need me to get a grip of? Jason dozzell was pants but scored goals
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18/01/2021 07:01:29 3 19
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One swallow does not a summer make
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18/01/2021 07:33:04 17 1
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Been a lot of swallows this season though
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18/01/2021 06:58:09 6 6
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He’s had a couple of good games......

But at least he has had a couple of good games and actually tried unlike Dele
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18/01/2021 07:33:26 16 0
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He’s played nearly every game this season and been superb in most
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18/01/2021 06:41:07 5 9
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An article that has been sitting at the BBC for 12 months waiting for him to score a goal.
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18/01/2021 07:35:24 11 0
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Except he’s already scored this season
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18/01/2021 07:01:29 3 19
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One swallow does not a summer make
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18/01/2021 07:59:10 3 0
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It is not one swalowe that bryngeth in somer. It is not one good qualitie that maketh a man good........Pendant alert.That's the translated quote from Latin,1539.
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18/01/2021 08:51:22 3 0
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"Pendant alert" ... was that translated from Latin as well??
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ps4
18/01/2021 09:25:03 3 1
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Using Latin phrases to make myself sound more intelligent is my modus operandi
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18/01/2021 10:43:49 0 0
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Pedant!
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18/01/2021 07:23:49 5 35
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Does anyone really believe his “stunning” goal against the blades was intentional? Just got a boot on it and tried to put back into danger area and happened to go in.
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18/01/2021 08:00:09 7 1
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Your comment comes from someone who knows nothing about the game and has never kicked a ball in his life. Just another bitter rival fan. Doh.
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18/01/2021 08:06:51 6 27
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I'm definitely in the 'He didn't mean it' camp.
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Meh
18/01/2021 08:18:33 8 0
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Definitely his best performance in a spurs shirt on Sunday, very underrated and the main reason Alli can’t get a game. Gio Lo Celso is another one who is awesome but doesn’t get loads of media hype because he doesn’t get loads of goals and assists.
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18/01/2021 13:25:57 0 0
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Lo Celso plays too many easy balls...I.e sideways and backwards...plus has a nasty streak...hence the amount of yellow cards. But he was getting better before his injury.
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18/01/2021 07:01:29 3 19
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One swallow does not a summer make
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Meh
18/01/2021 08:20:12 4 0
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Anyone who said this was a ‘one off’ performance doesn’t watch spurs.. he is our most creative player this season but doesn’t really get any media attention.
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18/01/2021 08:48:46 0 0
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He has one assist and created only 12 chances. Harry Kane is your most creative player.
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18/01/2021 07:15:34 24 2
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Took the lad a while to settle. Talent never in question. Has a big future in the game if he maintains the hard work and attitude.

Spurs have thrown away more points than anyone from winning positions. Arguably should be top of table. Robbed a couple of times and threw a few games away. Something is happening with Jose though...
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18/01/2021 08:45:32 9 15
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What argument could you make? If they hadn’t dropped more points than those above them they would be top? Same argument goes for Sheffield United then?
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18/01/2021 09:29:40 11 0
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How many times have Sheffield United taken the lead then drew this season?
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18/01/2021 22:52:18 1 0
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The difference is Sheffield has won one league game lol
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Meh
18/01/2021 08:20:12 4 0
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Anyone who said this was a ‘one off’ performance doesn’t watch spurs.. he is our most creative player this season but doesn’t really get any media attention.
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18/01/2021 08:48:46 0 0
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He has one assist and created only 12 chances. Harry Kane is your most creative player.
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18/01/2021 10:53:14 1 0
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The thing here is that assists, as in the last player to touch the ball, are counted but not the play leading up to the assist and it is this area that Ndombele is doing most of his work. If you watch the games you will see how many chances are created because of Ndombele even if it is someone else playing the final ball
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18/01/2021 07:59:10 3 0
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It is not one swalowe that bryngeth in somer. It is not one good qualitie that maketh a man good........Pendant alert.That's the translated quote from Latin,1539.
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18/01/2021 08:51:22 3 0
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"Pendant alert" ... was that translated from Latin as well??
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18/01/2021 08:55:45 7 1
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He was unfit & overweight, he is now fitter & lighter and the team see's the benefit from this.
Also as mentioned by Jose and pretty much all managers it's about attitude & work ethic, you have to wonder just what Deli Alli is doing or not!
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18/01/2021 07:23:49 5 35
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Does anyone really believe his “stunning” goal against the blades was intentional? Just got a boot on it and tried to put back into danger area and happened to go in.
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18/01/2021 09:04:23 6 1
bbc
Yes I know he meant it. It's physics, anything is possible within the science. People like you won't score goals like that because you don't believe it's possible. It all starts in the mind, attitude believe. Negatively never provides genius moments.
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18/01/2021 09:09:19 14 0
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Despite some predictable pre-match comments regarding playing a 'back five' against Sheff Utd it was never going to be an over defensive setup. This system probably works best for Ndombele as it means we only need one true defensive midfielder - allowing him to float between defence and attack without the discipline needed in a back four setup. The big positive from the game though was Rodon.
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18/01/2021 09:27:20 9 1
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Spot on. Saw loads of comment from people who clearly don’t understand football who complained it was a back 5
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18/01/2021 07:59:10 3 0
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It is not one swalowe that bryngeth in somer. It is not one good qualitie that maketh a man good........Pendant alert.That's the translated quote from Latin,1539.
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18/01/2021 09:25:03 3 1
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Using Latin phrases to make myself sound more intelligent is my modus operandi
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18/01/2021 10:36:07 0 2
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Operandum
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18/01/2021 09:09:19 14 0
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Despite some predictable pre-match comments regarding playing a 'back five' against Sheff Utd it was never going to be an over defensive setup. This system probably works best for Ndombele as it means we only need one true defensive midfielder - allowing him to float between defence and attack without the discipline needed in a back four setup. The big positive from the game though was Rodon.
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18/01/2021 09:27:20 9 1
bbc
Spot on. Saw loads of comment from people who clearly don’t understand football who complained it was a back 5
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18/01/2021 06:49:20 16 1
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Turning into a proper Spurs player, entertaining and heart. Hopefully Dele can be inspired by his progress I wish them both all the success because we desperately need creativity. We looked much better with three at the back and the full backs getting more involved in midfield. Up the Spurs! And great job Jose.
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18/01/2021 09:28:32 9 0
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Be even better if Aurier could actually cross the ball. Surely must be training for that now he can throw the ball legally.
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18/01/2021 08:45:32 9 15
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What argument could you make? If they hadn’t dropped more points than those above them they would be top? Same argument goes for Sheffield United then?
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18/01/2021 09:29:40 11 0
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How many times have Sheffield United taken the lead then drew this season?
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18/01/2021 09:58:45 6 1
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His link up play yesterday was excellent and he showed just how strong he is on the ball.
We haven't always had much luck when signing players from France recently and it does take them time to adjust to the physicality of the Prem.

I still think Jose was wrong to publicly comment so negatively last season about Ndombele's form and fitness, keep things behind closed doors.
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18/01/2021 10:36:16 0 5
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Exactly, yes he had a few niggles in his body last winter, but he still managed to train pretty much all second part of last season....only to be thrown into the wolves and bears with very little support (Burnley, Press, Jose). Then Jose preferred the Lo Celso's crab like easy sideways backwards play. And imho, Jose wasted opportunity to get top 4 with 3 draws 1 loss in last 8 games.
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18/01/2021 10:16:00 1 14
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Its still turning out to be a very spursy season, just like any other.
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18/01/2021 12:18:57 5 1
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4th and still in all 3 cup competitions. Why not post something you have actually thought about instead of repeating the same garbage at every opportunity?
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18/01/2021 10:34:46 2 9
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Let’s wait until the end of the season, he has been slightly better this season but still needs to improve.
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18/01/2021 13:26:52 2 1
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If you voted down, you obviously haven’t read the stats breakdown at the top of the page, 16 games played, 12 chances created and a 43.5% tackle success rate. Improvement required.
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18/01/2021 09:25:03 3 1
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Using Latin phrases to make myself sound more intelligent is my modus operandi
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18/01/2021 10:36:07 0 2
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Operandum
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18/01/2021 09:58:45 6 1
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His link up play yesterday was excellent and he showed just how strong he is on the ball.
We haven't always had much luck when signing players from France recently and it does take them time to adjust to the physicality of the Prem.

I still think Jose was wrong to publicly comment so negatively last season about Ndombele's form and fitness, keep things behind closed doors.
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18/01/2021 10:36:16 0 5
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Exactly, yes he had a few niggles in his body last winter, but he still managed to train pretty much all second part of last season....only to be thrown into the wolves and bears with very little support (Burnley, Press, Jose). Then Jose preferred the Lo Celso's crab like easy sideways backwards play. And imho, Jose wasted opportunity to get top 4 with 3 draws 1 loss in last 8 games.
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18/01/2021 10:51:16 2 1
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Thrown to the wolves but it worked. Also the season isn’t even half way so spurs aren’t out of it
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18/01/2021 10:41:16 1 12
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Fluke, nothing more
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18/01/2021 10:43:26 1 10
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Incredible? Lol
The flop is Bale though, why sign a guy in 500k a week and not play him? He must an awful trainer as he is fit and is unused sub week after week in a terrible spurs team.
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18/01/2021 10:49:06 5 2
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Bale is not a flop , just old and no longer up to Premier League standards same reason he was on the bench at Real Madrid . Plus Levy is not paying him 500k a week.
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18/01/2021 10:54:49 4 1
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You think spurs are paying 500k a week?

Back to your online lessons
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18/01/2021 12:16:39 4 0
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If you think Spurs pay Bale £500K a week you are crazy
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18/01/2021 07:59:10 3 0
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It is not one swalowe that bryngeth in somer. It is not one good qualitie that maketh a man good........Pendant alert.That's the translated quote from Latin,1539.
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18/01/2021 10:43:49 0 0
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Pedant!
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18/01/2021 10:44:56 4 0
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It's mainly down to the fitness level he now has.
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18/01/2021 11:28:11 2 3
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It's actually not that. If you look at how he plays, he has his center of gravity low, most hockey players who do that can't play for to long either, it's not his fitness it's his weird running style.
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18/01/2021 10:43:26 1 10
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Incredible? Lol
The flop is Bale though, why sign a guy in 500k a week and not play him? He must an awful trainer as he is fit and is unused sub week after week in a terrible spurs team.
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18/01/2021 10:49:06 5 2
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Bale is not a flop , just old and no longer up to Premier League standards same reason he was on the bench at Real Madrid . Plus Levy is not paying him 500k a week.
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18/01/2021 10:36:16 0 5
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Exactly, yes he had a few niggles in his body last winter, but he still managed to train pretty much all second part of last season....only to be thrown into the wolves and bears with very little support (Burnley, Press, Jose). Then Jose preferred the Lo Celso's crab like easy sideways backwards play. And imho, Jose wasted opportunity to get top 4 with 3 draws 1 loss in last 8 games.
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18/01/2021 10:51:16 2 1
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Thrown to the wolves but it worked. Also the season isn’t even half way so spurs aren’t out of it
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18/01/2021 13:22:23 0 0
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I meant the last 8 games of last season. Had we won 7 and drawn 1 ....we would have qualified for the this seasons champions league. But we drew 2 or 3 and lost 1....and I put that down to Jose's failure with Ndom ele and leaving Toby Alderwerield out of some of those 8 important games. How it's Dier, Sanchez before Toby...is a massive mistake.
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18/01/2021 08:48:46 0 0
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He has one assist and created only 12 chances. Harry Kane is your most creative player.
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18/01/2021 10:53:14 1 0
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The thing here is that assists, as in the last player to touch the ball, are counted but not the play leading up to the assist and it is this area that Ndombele is doing most of his work. If you watch the games you will see how many chances are created because of Ndombele even if it is someone else playing the final ball
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18/01/2021 10:43:26 1 10
bbc
Incredible? Lol
The flop is Bale though, why sign a guy in 500k a week and not play him? He must an awful trainer as he is fit and is unused sub week after week in a terrible spurs team.
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18/01/2021 10:54:49 4 1
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You think spurs are paying 500k a week?

Back to your online lessons
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18/01/2021 06:58:09 6 6
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He’s had a couple of good games......

But at least he has had a couple of good games and actually tried unlike Dele
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18/01/2021 10:55:06 2 0
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He has been excellent in pretty much every game. It's also interesting that most of the goals Spurs have conceded have been after Ndombele has been replaced, we lose that link between defence and attack when he leaves the pitch
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18/01/2021 10:55:50 2 16
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That was a cross against Sheffield United...he's no Cantona
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18/01/2021 10:56:18 5 7
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Spurs pay him £10.5m a year.

Spurs beat Sheffield Utd.

Good ole BBC.
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18/01/2021 07:23:49 5 35
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Does anyone really believe his “stunning” goal against the blades was intentional? Just got a boot on it and tried to put back into danger area and happened to go in.
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18/01/2021 11:20:50 2 0
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I believe he did mean it as I attempted an almost identical effort back in the day (it hit the far post though and a mate hammered in the rebound).
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18/01/2021 10:44:56 4 0
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It's mainly down to the fitness level he now has.
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18/01/2021 11:28:11 2 3
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It's actually not that. If you look at how he plays, he has his center of gravity low, most hockey players who do that can't play for to long either, it's not his fitness it's his weird running style.
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18/01/2021 12:34:01 3 0
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Yes it is he has worked really hard & had a special programme to get him in prime condition. He is now able to complete 90 mins unlike before you can also see the difference.
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18/01/2021 11:50:31 8 1
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Dele Alli was J.M. First pet project on arrival at Tottenham, you’re given a small window to buy into the project and have to give it everything .... Dele wouldn’t or couldn’t do that and he’s on field attempted back heels and flicks were the last straw, but Ndombele is a whole different story and is now benefiting from the hard work he’s done and the one on one coaching has seen him flourish.
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18/01/2021 11:50:44 2 12
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One of the best midfielders in the world and he is realising that potential??!! Hahaha oh man if he's one of the best there is then football standards have seriously dropped
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18/01/2021 16:01:06 2 0
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You clearly didn’t watch him at Lyon
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18/01/2021 10:43:26 1 10
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Incredible? Lol
The flop is Bale though, why sign a guy in 500k a week and not play him? He must an awful trainer as he is fit and is unused sub week after week in a terrible spurs team.
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18/01/2021 12:16:39 4 0
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If you think Spurs pay Bale £500K a week you are crazy
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18/01/2021 10:16:00 1 14
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Its still turning out to be a very spursy season, just like any other.
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18/01/2021 12:18:57 5 1
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4th and still in all 3 cup competitions. Why not post something you have actually thought about instead of repeating the same garbage at every opportunity?
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18/01/2021 07:01:29 3 19
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One swallow does not a summer make
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18/01/2021 12:21:37 0 0
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Enjoy your few weeks at the top
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18/01/2021 12:26:59 11 0
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Hojbjerg has been a revelation, a shrewd purchase and Rodon has shown that he has the potential to be a top quality centre half.

The Bale situation is frankly baffling considering Levy's well known "value for money" mantra.

Happy to be in the mix , I don't believe we will win the league but a cup and a top 4 finish would be a very good season.
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18/01/2021 13:17:10 1 2
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Still not convinced on Hojbjerg. If he could add a goal 2 or 3.....maybe. JWP...scores goals and assists. That said...big mistake vs Fulham was by Jose playing all 3 cdm's...Hojbjerg, Sissoko and Winks. Poch' tried at the beginning Sissoko more forward but soon realised his best position was Cdm as replacement for Dembele. I doubt Jose will ever again play those 3 again from the start.
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18/01/2021 07:32:40 15 4
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He looks like a better version of Dembele as he can score goals. The talk about him isn’t just because of this game. Get a grip
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18/01/2021 12:27:09 2 2
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Ok he’s played well in spots but he’s only completed two matches, also he’s faded on second halves. He’s scored a few goals but we were bossed in midfield by palace and Fulham to name two. What do you need me to get a grip of? Jason dozzell was pants but scored goals
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18/01/2021 16:03:53 1 0
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The entire article is about how he’s improved and is looking to be the player we bought.

Ndombele has all the attributes of dembele PLUS he scores goals.

Get a grip of reality
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18/01/2021 11:28:11 2 3
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It's actually not that. If you look at how he plays, he has his center of gravity low, most hockey players who do that can't play for to long either, it's not his fitness it's his weird running style.
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18/01/2021 12:34:01 3 0
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Yes it is he has worked really hard & had a special programme to get him in prime condition. He is now able to complete 90 mins unlike before you can also see the difference.
In other news, despite Wilshere's previous bleatings about him being at his peak at 28, when sacked by WHam, Still can't get a PL game anywhere! He has found a championship club to steal a wage from, Bournemouth! Removed
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18/01/2021 13:01:13 6 2
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Jose has transformed Spurs. Got rid of ineffective Rose, Jan& Erikson and reduced the influence of Winks sideways & Alli's tricks/flicks. Next he bought Højbjerg as a middle the park general, moving back Dier to centrsal defender &shifting Kane back darting the ball behind fast striker Son. Challenging Ndembele to become fit, his team is less Spursy & slowly becoming a winning machine.
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18/01/2021 13:12:03 3 5
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Don't agree that he has transformed THFC. Our true position at the moment is 6th in the Premiership. That's not that great given the support he has had...and don't forget he is being paid £14 million per year.
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18/01/2021 16:30:50 0 0
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You’ll win the cup this year. Very Jose
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18/01/2021 17:04:24 0 0
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Not sure I agree that Jose has transformed Spurs. There is still some way to go for that statement to be true. We need to be better tactically and go for the jugular against weaker teams as we still look vulnerable at the back depending on who plays. That said, we are improving and it is so close at the top a couple more wins on the bounce and we could be top 2.
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18/01/2021 13:01:13 6 2
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Jose has transformed Spurs. Got rid of ineffective Rose, Jan& Erikson and reduced the influence of Winks sideways & Alli's tricks/flicks. Next he bought Højbjerg as a middle the park general, moving back Dier to centrsal defender &shifting Kane back darting the ball behind fast striker Son. Challenging Ndembele to become fit, his team is less Spursy & slowly becoming a winning machine.
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18/01/2021 13:12:03 3 5
bbc
Don't agree that he has transformed THFC. Our true position at the moment is 6th in the Premiership. That's not that great given the support he has had...and don't forget he is being paid £14 million per year.
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18/01/2021 13:56:27 4 0
bbc
'Transformed' is too strong a word - but he has improved the team and the mental approach. At the time he took over 6th was a long way away.....
75
18/01/2021 15:59:52 1 0
bbc
Considering there are such few points between the top 6/7 and in one day teams can change position several times even without playing maybe league position isn’t important at this stage of the season?
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18/01/2021 12:26:59 11 0
bbc
Hojbjerg has been a revelation, a shrewd purchase and Rodon has shown that he has the potential to be a top quality centre half.

The Bale situation is frankly baffling considering Levy's well known "value for money" mantra.

Happy to be in the mix , I don't believe we will win the league but a cup and a top 4 finish would be a very good season.
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18/01/2021 13:17:10 1 2
bbc
Still not convinced on Hojbjerg. If he could add a goal 2 or 3.....maybe. JWP...scores goals and assists. That said...big mistake vs Fulham was by Jose playing all 3 cdm's...Hojbjerg, Sissoko and Winks. Poch' tried at the beginning Sissoko more forward but soon realised his best position was Cdm as replacement for Dembele. I doubt Jose will ever again play those 3 again from the start.
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18/01/2021 14:51:49 0 1
bbc
Dunno about that, Hojiberg never came to us as an all round midfielder, so I don't expect him to be one. He is an outstanding ball winner, shields and retains it. He's got a good pass in him, far better than sissoko, he would never dream of playing the pass to Reguilon for Kane header v Fulham. You need 2 types of dm, 1 to help defence and one to help attack, box2box (Ndombele), we have that now.
76
18/01/2021 16:00:26 3 0
bbc
Hjojberg has been out stand out player all season .
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19/01/2021 03:56:17 1 0
bbc
If you not yet convinced on Hojbjerg, you never will be.
41
18/01/2021 10:51:16 2 1
bbc
Thrown to the wolves but it worked. Also the season isn’t even half way so spurs aren’t out of it
61
18/01/2021 13:22:23 0 0
bbc
I meant the last 8 games of last season. Had we won 7 and drawn 1 ....we would have qualified for the this seasons champions league. But we drew 2 or 3 and lost 1....and I put that down to Jose's failure with Ndom ele and leaving Toby Alderwerield out of some of those 8 important games. How it's Dier, Sanchez before Toby...is a massive mistake.
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Meh
18/01/2021 08:18:33 8 0
bbc
Definitely his best performance in a spurs shirt on Sunday, very underrated and the main reason Alli can’t get a game. Gio Lo Celso is another one who is awesome but doesn’t get loads of media hype because he doesn’t get loads of goals and assists.
62
18/01/2021 13:25:57 0 0
bbc
Lo Celso plays too many easy balls...I.e sideways and backwards...plus has a nasty streak...hence the amount of yellow cards. But he was getting better before his injury.
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18/01/2021 20:45:13 0 0
bbc
I've noticed that, he's no James Rodriguez spraying those kind of passes. Has opportunities to, but seems hesitant far too many times and goes simple instead as you say. I don't think he's very accurate with his slide rule passes, and general delivery, very few make it.
63
18/01/2021 13:26:07 1 7
bbc
Tanguy Ndombele looked a really good player before the Jose took a dislike to him and stopped playing him.
Had to bite the bullet and started playing him again.
Everyone new he was a good player except Jose
Spurs should not be struggling to finish of teams and this must be due to the manager
67
18/01/2021 14:10:55 5 1
bbc
Maybe you should learn how to write before you start spouting your non..sense. Like all good player, he had to be shaped and refined through fire to be able to fit into what his new manager and team needed, but why be logical when you can blame Jose for everything.
69
18/01/2021 14:43:06 1 0
bbc
If Jose did take a dislike it would only have been because it was clear, well at least to anybody with half a footballing brain, that N'Dombele just wasn't prepared to put in what was required on the pitch. As good a transfer window as we had getting him back onside would always prove to be the most significant upgrade to the team as he is the one player that can come close to replacing Dembele.
74
18/01/2021 15:58:24 1 0
bbc
Ndombele started off for a few games well, got injured and took ages to get back to fitness.

Don’t let facts get in the way though
33
18/01/2021 10:34:46 2 9
bbc
Let’s wait until the end of the season, he has been slightly better this season but still needs to improve.
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18/01/2021 13:26:52 2 1
bbc
If you voted down, you obviously haven’t read the stats breakdown at the top of the page, 16 games played, 12 chances created and a 43.5% tackle success rate. Improvement required.
65
18/01/2021 13:47:07 0 0
bbc
There is 2 main reasons why Jose and Bale are a mystery. 1/ Bale hasn't shown an attacking drive that he once possessed, so Jose has preferred Lucas, Bergwijn and Sissoko (vs Fulham). Perhaps Bale could be tried on the LHS but Jose prefers Davies and Reguilon. 2/ Bales injury niggles...I suspect Jose felt Bales niggle at Stoke before xmas was a cop out from wanting to travel over the xmas period.
59
18/01/2021 13:12:03 3 5
bbc
Don't agree that he has transformed THFC. Our true position at the moment is 6th in the Premiership. That's not that great given the support he has had...and don't forget he is being paid £14 million per year.
66
18/01/2021 13:56:27 4 0
bbc
'Transformed' is too strong a word - but he has improved the team and the mental approach. At the time he took over 6th was a long way away.....
63
18/01/2021 13:26:07 1 7
bbc
Tanguy Ndombele looked a really good player before the Jose took a dislike to him and stopped playing him.
Had to bite the bullet and started playing him again.
Everyone new he was a good player except Jose
Spurs should not be struggling to finish of teams and this must be due to the manager
67
18/01/2021 14:10:55 5 1
bbc
Maybe you should learn how to write before you start spouting your non..sense. Like all good player, he had to be shaped and refined through fire to be able to fit into what his new manager and team needed, but why be logical when you can blame Jose for everything.
68
18/01/2021 14:41:07 2 2
bbc
It's interesting seeing some of the opinions on this article, but let's not forget it's the BBC writing about a Premiership manager. This week, JM is a wily genius revealing his master man-management plan. Next week, he'll be the taciturn old manager that has become bitter, watching football pass him by.

On recent form, I'd expect a "fat Frank" article and maybe a "negative Klopp" piece.
79
18/01/2021 16:29:04 2 1
bbc
Chelsea on awful run of form, lucky to sneak by 10 man Fulham. Haven’t beaten a top 6 side in ages. Averaging less PL points than any other manager. Has arguably the best side in the league. Many expect much much better.

Liverpool have been on a very bad run of form , 3 games without a goal! Compared to last season when they won pl by like 20 points this is poor.

Or do you want VAR articles?
63
18/01/2021 13:26:07 1 7
bbc
Tanguy Ndombele looked a really good player before the Jose took a dislike to him and stopped playing him.
Had to bite the bullet and started playing him again.
Everyone new he was a good player except Jose
Spurs should not be struggling to finish of teams and this must be due to the manager
69
18/01/2021 14:43:06 1 0
bbc
If Jose did take a dislike it would only have been because it was clear, well at least to anybody with half a footballing brain, that N'Dombele just wasn't prepared to put in what was required on the pitch. As good a transfer window as we had getting him back onside would always prove to be the most significant upgrade to the team as he is the one player that can come close to replacing Dembele.
60
18/01/2021 13:17:10 1 2
bbc
Still not convinced on Hojbjerg. If he could add a goal 2 or 3.....maybe. JWP...scores goals and assists. That said...big mistake vs Fulham was by Jose playing all 3 cdm's...Hojbjerg, Sissoko and Winks. Poch' tried at the beginning Sissoko more forward but soon realised his best position was Cdm as replacement for Dembele. I doubt Jose will ever again play those 3 again from the start.
70
18/01/2021 14:51:49 0 1
bbc
Dunno about that, Hojiberg never came to us as an all round midfielder, so I don't expect him to be one. He is an outstanding ball winner, shields and retains it. He's got a good pass in him, far better than sissoko, he would never dream of playing the pass to Reguilon for Kane header v Fulham. You need 2 types of dm, 1 to help defence and one to help attack, box2box (Ndombele), we have that now.
71
18/01/2021 14:57:07 5 7
bbc
Christ all this for a fluke. Was simply trying to get it in the danger area and luckily it went in.
85
18/01/2021 16:58:08 2 2
bbc
Spot on! No way on earth he meant that!
7
18/01/2021 07:06:08 21 2
bbc
Whilst Spurs have thrown away too many points with some very negative defensive displays far too early in games they have also been a joy to watch & remain firmly in the mix at the top of the table with a GD of 16.
Jose is his own worst enemy at times but he has made Spurs a much more resilient side whilst, at the same time, nurturing the clubs attacking flair in the shape of Son and Kane.
72
18/01/2021 14:58:01 4 0
bbc
"Jose is his own worst enemy…"

A look at any HYS suggests otherwise.
73
18/01/2021 15:49:48 2 2
bbc
WOW a £50 million + player eventually starts to play well and we're supposed to be bowled over? How about he regularly performs season in season out and then we can talk?
99
18/01/2021 21:14:57 1 0
bbc
So people aren’t allowed to discuss footballers until they’ve played for a few years?
63
18/01/2021 13:26:07 1 7
bbc
Tanguy Ndombele looked a really good player before the Jose took a dislike to him and stopped playing him.
Had to bite the bullet and started playing him again.
Everyone new he was a good player except Jose
Spurs should not be struggling to finish of teams and this must be due to the manager
74
18/01/2021 15:58:24 1 0
bbc
Ndombele started off for a few games well, got injured and took ages to get back to fitness.

Don’t let facts get in the way though
59
18/01/2021 13:12:03 3 5
bbc
Don't agree that he has transformed THFC. Our true position at the moment is 6th in the Premiership. That's not that great given the support he has had...and don't forget he is being paid £14 million per year.
75
18/01/2021 15:59:52 1 0
bbc
Considering there are such few points between the top 6/7 and in one day teams can change position several times even without playing maybe league position isn’t important at this stage of the season?
84
18/01/2021 16:52:05 1 0
bbc
Amen!

If you're within 6 points of the top, right now, you're still a contender. That's SIX sides, plus Villa (3 games in hand could see them as high as 35 points), and there's 3 more sides tied at 8 points behind.

Once Arsenal v. Newcastle is done, today, Arsenal will be only the 5th team to have completed 19 matches, meaning EVERY side still has at least half their fixture list to complete.
60
18/01/2021 13:17:10 1 2
bbc
Still not convinced on Hojbjerg. If he could add a goal 2 or 3.....maybe. JWP...scores goals and assists. That said...big mistake vs Fulham was by Jose playing all 3 cdm's...Hojbjerg, Sissoko and Winks. Poch' tried at the beginning Sissoko more forward but soon realised his best position was Cdm as replacement for Dembele. I doubt Jose will ever again play those 3 again from the start.
76
18/01/2021 16:00:26 3 0
bbc
Hjojberg has been out stand out player all season .
50
18/01/2021 11:50:44 2 12
bbc
One of the best midfielders in the world and he is realising that potential??!! Hahaha oh man if he's one of the best there is then football standards have seriously dropped
77
18/01/2021 16:01:06 2 0
bbc
You clearly didn’t watch him at Lyon
55
18/01/2021 12:27:09 2 2
bbc
Ok he’s played well in spots but he’s only completed two matches, also he’s faded on second halves. He’s scored a few goals but we were bossed in midfield by palace and Fulham to name two. What do you need me to get a grip of? Jason dozzell was pants but scored goals
78
18/01/2021 16:03:53 1 0
bbc
The entire article is about how he’s improved and is looking to be the player we bought.

Ndombele has all the attributes of dembele PLUS he scores goals.

Get a grip of reality
100
18/01/2021 21:32:02 0 1
bbc
In reality he’s been with the club for a season and a half. He’s not bossed a game some sparkle and promise but look at the stats, he’s not a player that grabs hold of a game like the above mentioned ones, sissoko has more time on the ball than he does . If you can’t see that hey that’s your problem
68
18/01/2021 14:41:07 2 2
bbc
It's interesting seeing some of the opinions on this article, but let's not forget it's the BBC writing about a Premiership manager. This week, JM is a wily genius revealing his master man-management plan. Next week, he'll be the taciturn old manager that has become bitter, watching football pass him by.

On recent form, I'd expect a "fat Frank" article and maybe a "negative Klopp" piece.
79
18/01/2021 16:29:04 2 1
bbc
Chelsea on awful run of form, lucky to sneak by 10 man Fulham. Haven’t beaten a top 6 side in ages. Averaging less PL points than any other manager. Has arguably the best side in the league. Many expect much much better.

Liverpool have been on a very bad run of form , 3 games without a goal! Compared to last season when they won pl by like 20 points this is poor.

Or do you want VAR articles?
82
18/01/2021 16:45:45 0 0
bbc
Thank you for making MY point.

The BBC seems to have a fascination with attacking whichever managers have had the most recent poor results. As my post alluded to, and you've just piled-on, as if you're saying something I didn't, Lampard and Klopp are managing the sides with poor runs of form (Nuno at Wolves, too, but the BBC doesn't seem to pay much attention to managers outside the "Big 6").
58
18/01/2021 13:01:13 6 2
bbc
Jose has transformed Spurs. Got rid of ineffective Rose, Jan& Erikson and reduced the influence of Winks sideways & Alli's tricks/flicks. Next he bought Højbjerg as a middle the park general, moving back Dier to centrsal defender &shifting Kane back darting the ball behind fast striker Son. Challenging Ndembele to become fit, his team is less Spursy & slowly becoming a winning machine.
80
18/01/2021 16:30:50 0 0
bbc
You’ll win the cup this year. Very Jose
81
18/01/2021 16:37:37 5 0
bbc
Patience is not something many humans are blessed with in modern life. The Covid crisis has highlighted this even further. Have a little patience for a season or two and players can come good. Werner and Havertz we will probably be talking of in the same breath this time next year. Alex Ferguson would never have achieved as much if he was appointed now. No one would wait 4 years for a trophy
79
18/01/2021 16:29:04 2 1
bbc
Chelsea on awful run of form, lucky to sneak by 10 man Fulham. Haven’t beaten a top 6 side in ages. Averaging less PL points than any other manager. Has arguably the best side in the league. Many expect much much better.

Liverpool have been on a very bad run of form , 3 games without a goal! Compared to last season when they won pl by like 20 points this is poor.

Or do you want VAR articles?
82
18/01/2021 16:45:45 0 0
bbc
Thank you for making MY point.

The BBC seems to have a fascination with attacking whichever managers have had the most recent poor results. As my post alluded to, and you've just piled-on, as if you're saying something I didn't, Lampard and Klopp are managing the sides with poor runs of form (Nuno at Wolves, too, but the BBC doesn't seem to pay much attention to managers outside the "Big 6").
90
18/01/2021 18:18:23 0 0
bbc
So it’s not a story when teams are on bad runs of form?
83
18/01/2021 16:51:26 2 3
bbc
One goal does not an excellent player make... He'll be back in Jose's doghouse with the rest of Spurs, that's what Levy signed on for??????
88
18/01/2021 17:06:16 3 4
bbc
Not just one goal....he has consistently been a top performer this season, improving every game
75
18/01/2021 15:59:52 1 0
bbc
Considering there are such few points between the top 6/7 and in one day teams can change position several times even without playing maybe league position isn’t important at this stage of the season?
84
18/01/2021 16:52:05 1 0
bbc
Amen!

If you're within 6 points of the top, right now, you're still a contender. That's SIX sides, plus Villa (3 games in hand could see them as high as 35 points), and there's 3 more sides tied at 8 points behind.

Once Arsenal v. Newcastle is done, today, Arsenal will be only the 5th team to have completed 19 matches, meaning EVERY side still has at least half their fixture list to complete.
71
18/01/2021 14:57:07 5 7
bbc
Christ all this for a fluke. Was simply trying to get it in the danger area and luckily it went in.
85
18/01/2021 16:58:08 2 2
bbc
Spot on! No way on earth he meant that!
86
18/01/2021 17:03:44 3 3
bbc
He will turn out to be inconsistent and not worth the price tag. Happy to be proven wrong, let's see how consistent he is by the end of the season.
89
18/01/2021 17:07:45 5 2
bbc
Has already proven consistency over first half of season.....your lazy comment shows you havent watched much or any of spurs games this year
58
18/01/2021 13:01:13 6 2
bbc
Jose has transformed Spurs. Got rid of ineffective Rose, Jan& Erikson and reduced the influence of Winks sideways & Alli's tricks/flicks. Next he bought Højbjerg as a middle the park general, moving back Dier to centrsal defender &shifting Kane back darting the ball behind fast striker Son. Challenging Ndembele to become fit, his team is less Spursy & slowly becoming a winning machine.
87
18/01/2021 17:04:24 0 0
bbc
Not sure I agree that Jose has transformed Spurs. There is still some way to go for that statement to be true. We need to be better tactically and go for the jugular against weaker teams as we still look vulnerable at the back depending on who plays. That said, we are improving and it is so close at the top a couple more wins on the bounce and we could be top 2.
83
18/01/2021 16:51:26 2 3
bbc
One goal does not an excellent player make... He'll be back in Jose's doghouse with the rest of Spurs, that's what Levy signed on for??????
88
18/01/2021 17:06:16 3 4
bbc
Not just one goal....he has consistently been a top performer this season, improving every game
86
18/01/2021 17:03:44 3 3
bbc
He will turn out to be inconsistent and not worth the price tag. Happy to be proven wrong, let's see how consistent he is by the end of the season.
89
18/01/2021 17:07:45 5 2
bbc
Has already proven consistency over first half of season.....your lazy comment shows you havent watched much or any of spurs games this year
94
18/01/2021 19:39:21 0 0
bbc
Only spurs fans want to watch spurs games so yes your comment is fair
82
18/01/2021 16:45:45 0 0
bbc
Thank you for making MY point.

The BBC seems to have a fascination with attacking whichever managers have had the most recent poor results. As my post alluded to, and you've just piled-on, as if you're saying something I didn't, Lampard and Klopp are managing the sides with poor runs of form (Nuno at Wolves, too, but the BBC doesn't seem to pay much attention to managers outside the "Big 6").
90
18/01/2021 18:18:23 0 0
bbc
So it’s not a story when teams are on bad runs of form?
91
18/01/2021 18:23:23 2 2
bbc
Last Easter, in the middle of the first lockdown, Mourinho turned up unexpectedly at Ndombele's home and said "we are going for a run"

They trained in the public park nearby in their Tottenham training kit and were seen by loads of people

I think that is when Mourinho put the hard word on Ndombele that he needed

Sometimes, adversity teaches us to defy it and concentrate on a better future ahead
95
18/01/2021 20:29:52 1 1
bbc
Or they were just being selfish and thoughtless like most of these football 'greats'.
92
18/01/2021 18:25:49 1 2
bbc
Where's the improvement? Passing accuracy, tackle success, passes, dribbles are all down! This guy is good, he's on a roll but hardly world class or one of the best midfielders in the world.
98
18/01/2021 21:13:49 2 0
bbc
Who said he’s one of the best midfielders In the world?
93
18/01/2021 18:29:21 6 1
bbc
He was aiming for the goal

Of course he was lucky to hit the goal

Shots where you are not facing the goal are always like that

If it had landed on a Spurs player's head three yards out, people would be saying that was lucky and Ndombele was trying to score
89
18/01/2021 17:07:45 5 2
bbc
Has already proven consistency over first half of season.....your lazy comment shows you havent watched much or any of spurs games this year
94
18/01/2021 19:39:21 0 0
bbc
Only spurs fans want to watch spurs games so yes your comment is fair
91
18/01/2021 18:23:23 2 2
bbc
Last Easter, in the middle of the first lockdown, Mourinho turned up unexpectedly at Ndombele's home and said "we are going for a run"

They trained in the public park nearby in their Tottenham training kit and were seen by loads of people

I think that is when Mourinho put the hard word on Ndombele that he needed

Sometimes, adversity teaches us to defy it and concentrate on a better future ahead
95
18/01/2021 20:29:52 1 1
bbc
Or they were just being selfish and thoughtless like most of these football 'greats'.
96
18/01/2021 20:33:02 1 0
bbc
He did well, but it's consistency now, he needs to do this against Liverpool and Chelsea etc. He can boss games when in form, and it's in the big games he has to turn up before the price tag is justified. Not quite yet. Not to take away anything from the performance, one of his best yet. Let's hope he can put a run of games together on form.
62
18/01/2021 13:25:57 0 0
bbc
Lo Celso plays too many easy balls...I.e sideways and backwards...plus has a nasty streak...hence the amount of yellow cards. But he was getting better before his injury.
97
18/01/2021 20:45:13 0 0
bbc
I've noticed that, he's no James Rodriguez spraying those kind of passes. Has opportunities to, but seems hesitant far too many times and goes simple instead as you say. I don't think he's very accurate with his slide rule passes, and general delivery, very few make it.
92
18/01/2021 18:25:49 1 2
bbc
Where's the improvement? Passing accuracy, tackle success, passes, dribbles are all down! This guy is good, he's on a roll but hardly world class or one of the best midfielders in the world.
98
18/01/2021 21:13:49 2 0
bbc
Who said he’s one of the best midfielders In the world?
73
18/01/2021 15:49:48 2 2
bbc
WOW a £50 million + player eventually starts to play well and we're supposed to be bowled over? How about he regularly performs season in season out and then we can talk?
99
18/01/2021 21:14:57 1 0
bbc
So people aren’t allowed to discuss footballers until they’ve played for a few years?
78
18/01/2021 16:03:53 1 0
bbc
The entire article is about how he’s improved and is looking to be the player we bought.

Ndombele has all the attributes of dembele PLUS he scores goals.

Get a grip of reality
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18/01/2021 21:32:02 0 1
bbc
In reality he’s been with the club for a season and a half. He’s not bossed a game some sparkle and promise but look at the stats, he’s not a player that grabs hold of a game like the above mentioned ones, sissoko has more time on the ball than he does . If you can’t see that hey that’s your problem