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  1. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    I hope I wake up to news that Poch has been sacked or left by mutual consent. He has lost it. Lost the players, tactics and seemingly the passion for the 'project'. He is tactically naive and hasn't improved in that aspect in 6 years. He is not a winner and unfortunately, I think he's taken this team as far as he can. No away Premier League win since January and a paltry 21 or so points in the past 17 games. Literally relegation form. This is far more than a blip, Its time for everyone to move on. I also hope to never see Eriksen play another game for Spurs. 100% should have let him leave in the summer, he has been diabolical.
  2. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Unfortunately, he hasn't found fitness or form for the better part of a year. There comes a point when it's not a blip, but his true level. He is a shadow of what he was prior to the 2018/19 season.
  3. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    There's a very good argument for this to be honest. Kane has declined badly.
  4. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    We have been very poor for the best part of a year now. Poch sets the team up wrong on a weekly basis. His tactical ability is extremely questionable, at best. He seems to have lost the plot a bit tbh, I will be surprised if he's still here next season. Top 4 is going to be a struggle, we may only make it because Chelsea and United are in transition. Unless we have a massive turn around, our wonderful few years, where we were genuine contenders, is over. Perhaps an over the top reaction, but we have been regressing for quite a while. We seem to have lost all identity. We don't defend well, as we did in Pochs first few years. We don't press with any intensity, as we did with Poch to begin with. We don't get forward fluidly. I'm not really sure what the strategy is, other than pass it around at the back and hope that someone scores a worldie out of nowhere. I've said it before, but that fluke Champions League run masked so, so many issues. They don't appear to have been resolved with a summer of rest, new signings or settling into the new stadium. All this could be turned around, but it's looking difficult at the moment.
  5. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    It's absolutely astonishing that we managed to steal a point from City. We were genuinely battered from pillar to post for 90 minutes of that game. VAR saved us against City again. Excellent resilience and a very big point. I doubt City drop more than 6 or so points at home this season. They are just on another level.
  6. Manchester United Thread - Fred's a Red

    Yeah, Kane broke into the Spurs team very young, hence why it seems like he should be older than he is.
  7. Manchester United Thread - Fred's a Red

    Kane might have something to say about that England captain part Don't think Kane is going anywhere soon, he seems to love playing for England.
  8. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    In fairness, Alderweireld and Sanchez are a very tough matchup for most strikers.
  9. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Spurs having that much pressure did Grealish no favours. There was no outlet to play the ball to. Wesley was rubbish. I think hes Villas most gifted player, from what I observed.
  10. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Yeah, it wasn't Grealishs best game, but he looks like a quality player. He was basically being swamped by Spurs the entire game with zero outlet. Wesley looked like crap, tbh. Alderweireld is one of the leagues best CBs and Sanchez is one of the most physically gifted, though. There will be much easier games.
  11. 2018/2019 EPL Thread

    Seriously, it was a great effort from Villa. The first half you were fully deserving of the lead. Restricted us to scraps, partly because of Poch's terrible set up. Second half was a domination though. Mings and the other CB defended extremely well. Grealish also looked very classy, even if he does go down rather easily. I think Villa are going to struggle scoring goals this season, though. We were once again slow starting and horribly set up. It happens way too often under Poch. Man City won't be so accommodating next week. We were without a lot of players tonight. Aurier, Vertonghen, Lo Celso, Son, Ali and Eriksen are all starters in our best 11 imo, or very close. Fantastic for Kane to get a double and Ndombele score on debut (he looked absolutely superb). Hopefully we can start much faster next week.
  12. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Perphaps, my reservation is that I don't think we improved enough. Or at all if Eriksen leaves. Sessegnon, and obviously Clarke, won't have an impact this year. I love Ndombele, and I've read good things about Lo Celso, but we are still poor in a few key areas. FB and striker depth being the most obvious. We are in the middle of a squad reshaping, which obviously can't be done in one transfer window, I just wish we had made that massive statement signing.
  13. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Ndombele, Clarke, Lo Celso and Sessegnon is a very solid transfer window. Managing to shift Janssen, Trippier and hopefully N'Koudou is another bonus. However, can't help but feel slightly underwhelmed when we were being linked with the likes of Dybala and Coutinho. We are still woefully poor at FB and have the probable departures of Alderweireld, Eriksen (if we don't sell him to Europe in the next few weeks) and possibly Vertonghen (if we don't extend him), next season. Thats 3 of our most important players. We spent, but not a massive amount. Net spend is probably 60-70 or so million pounds. Thats not a lot given we just made the Champions league final and hadn't bought anyone for 3 transfer windows. I think top 4 is going to be a battle this season. Arsenal clearly improved and United too.
  14. The Tottenham Hotspur thread - London's best.

    I'm obviously delighted with the Ndombele signing. But, I'm beginning to feel worried that we won't make any other first team additions. Lo Celso and Sessegnon still look probable, but if they fall through, our recruitment has once again been woefully inadequate. Our FB positions are dire. Clearly, we need improvements on both sides. I hope I can be pleasantly surprised at the end of the window, but time is running out.
  15. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Never seen him play, but he has a hell of a lot of hype. I'm pretty shocked that Arsenal are splashing 72 mill on Pepe. Surely, attack is the last position they need to strengthen. Makes no sense to me. Unless they are selling Aubameyang.
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