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Spot on John.
But did not Nev add,that if Dempsey had gone down that we would have been awarded a pen and that a red card would have to be given,hence,pnalty being scored and with man u down to 10 men, would have been a significant advantage for Spurs.
Maybe these are some of the things being taught to players behind closed doors but no one would ever admit to.
Anyway, we thoroughly deserved our point, if not all 3,and i'm sure had the equaliser had come earlier that manu would have stepped it up a gear and we could have found ourselves with a bit more defending to do.
On the whole i think we played well,though i'm still not sure about Caulker and sadly Dempsey is way off the mark for a first team shirt.
That was the frustrating thing Jeff wasn't it? Nev seemed happy that if he had gone down, then not only would he have got a penalty but also a player would have marched. Appalling if that is what is now accepted - or even being 'coached'. What I didn't follow is coming out with stuff like that, and on other ocassions slamming players for diving.
I also thought that about Dempsey at first, as he just never seemed to be involved when he played, but he seems to have picked up his game over the past few weeks and at least is getting on the ball more. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for a bit longer.
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I'm with John on Dempsey, it's only been the last 2-3 weeks but there has been a slight up turn in both his play and goals (his Jan stats - which admittedly include a brace in the Cov game - are 4 goals in 2 starts & 2 sub appearances); a month or to ago I didn't think he'd come good but I'll be very happy to be proved wrong.
Re pundits, I didn't see them say it but that's very disappointing if it's what the pros are encouraging. I kind of felt that our players were being encouraged to time waste when we're winning under 'Arry's regime, which disappointed me, but I could sort of understand as it meant we were building the ability to hold on to a lead (which we'd not had for a long old time), but this is a step too far.