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we are all disapointed not to get 3 pts after going 2-0 up & it shows we still have a lot to learn.
but a pt away to werder is a decent start & the other good news is inter & twente drew too.
we did some really good stuff & some really poor stuff in the match.
highlites were baleas always, crouch good all round game, king solid as ever & vdv some good creativity & also i didnt realise how hard he worked for the team.
kaboul is growing on me despite his lack of concentration now & then. he will be a handy utility player who can play at RB too.
maybe he is more suited to RB because of his concentration issues.
jenas was hit & miss. i spat out my bourbon & cup of t when i saw he was in our line up.
hudd drifted in & out of the game which still worrys me.
lennon had a quiet game but he still a good threat outwide. teams seem to double up on him because they no corluka wont give him any support or overlap him.
ekottos usually has a really good match or a really bad match. but today he did some really good things & some truely awful things (like his double mistake for the 1st goal).
sorry to bore u all but corluka showed yet again how average he is. no support or overlaps to lennon which id accept if he was defensively so good(kind of like sagna). but he has good this bad habit of backing off & backing off whilst letting them get a free shot. & then when he did try to tackle he either fouled modrics twin or modric twin got past him.
cudicini maybe could have done a bit better with both goals but certainly not keeping errors.
il be glad when gomes is back because he can pull off wonder saves. cudicini's time is up.
anyway well done for not falling apart at 2-2 & gaining our 1st CL pt.
now lets go & get revenge on wolves & then knock the arse out the Carling Cup.
Spurs got punished for their mistakes and may come to regret their missed chances.
Entertaining game on the whole.
Bale might have even make it into the Arsenal squad given the chance.
Van der Vart looked pretty tasty.
Good stuff spursbabe. I have to certainly agree that corluka looked shit at best.
My worry is that Keano looked actually worsethan anyone in the entire world. Bring on the Russian vodka chap. I know you love him deep down babe ;)
I think we have good individual players in at the back, but they seem to be very uncoordinated as a unit, e.g., their second goal with three defenders on Marin (who was the best player on the pitch on the night). Three defenders backed off - no one actually attempted a tackle or tried to put any pressure on him and gave him time and space to put the ball where he wanted. Bale was good tonight, and i was actually pleased with JJ's game - I thought he used the ball well and only conceded possession once as far as I could see. Perhaps another run out against Frogenal next week? Happy with the point now, and maybe with Daffy up top, it could have been a win, Crouchie played well, but missed a couple of chances. A draw was fair, though.
Pretty much agree with your assessment SB - and with the rest of the folks on the board.
As much as I was a big fan of Charlie Corluka - he has been atrocious for the most part this season. Even getting caught out of position, which was his strong point. Plus his distribution was crap - as was BAE's. The first goal was definitely down to BAE in every respect- from the hack at the ball that went backwards and out for their throw in, to the awful defending that allowed the goal.
I am also liking Kaboul more and more, loving VdV, Bale gave his usual high standard of performance in all areas.
For me - Lennon has lost pace and commitment this season - and has yet to have a half decent game. Keane - words fail me - if we include the pre-season, I do not think I have ever seen a striker miss so many open goals in so many games in all my years of watching football!
All in all - if we had been offered a point at Bremen before the game I think I would have grabbed it and run like my hair was on fire! So I don't think we should be too disappointed - even though we really gave away two points this evening.
Interesting to see that 'arry has not registered Sandro for our CL squad!
Now Wolves followed by sticking it up the arse!
Good point John. Corluka may be going through a bad spell or he could be useless but my money is on a bad patch. He may not be SB's favourite but he has earnt his place at least at having a go at a first team place.
You all know I really do not rate Hudd but I try and keep my criticism to a minimum as it can get very boring. SB please take note.
Charlie had some good games last season and I am sure he will again.
if u think corluka has just been poor in the last game then i understand. but corluka has been vey average ever since he joined us. do u really think city are regretting selling him to us?
do u really think if we put corluka up for sale a team as good or better than us would bid for him?
i wasnt excusing lennons form. my point was if corluka offers nothing going foward & is defending poorly then what use is he?
whatever good team do u know that uses a big slow player at full bk?
& sfer its just as boring listening to u replying to my posts saying how boring my post it. ignore me if u are that bothered.
you seriously must be mentally ill or blind - no-one seems to agree with you about last season, repeating something doesn't make it so....give it up...you're a joke! we don't have to ignore racism, we don't have to ignore child abuse - why should we have to ignore you?
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