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  • Layla Layla Mar 30, 2013 12:35 Flag

    Today's game - Swansea

    must win game to stay in control of nicking that 5th spot.
    everton or Liverpool can easily go on a good run & push us in to 6th.
    I reckon it will be another defeat today & 4th on the spin.

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    • Nicking 5th??? What a ridiculous comment. Clearly not a Spurs fan. I'm not at all worried about Liverpool, not really worried about Everton. Arsenal look like they will finish strong though. It will be a tough run in but I think Spurs can hang in there for 3rd or 4th.

      Good game today and good performance from Southampton too! I'd love to see Chelsea finish out of the top four again. They were way too lucky to win champion's league last season. They shouldn't have even been there this season.

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      • huge 3pts. good first 30mins but a poor-average at best last hour.
        we really didn't deserve to win. id say a draw was fair.
        but equally we didn't deserve to lose the pool game. I think a draw was fair for that game too.

        2 great goals from bale & vertonghen. both had very good games. vertonghen is my 2nd fave player behind sandro!

        lennon did make a huge difference. he just gives us that balance & attacking threat on the right.
        not happy with playing ade on his on upfront. just don't see how we can regular score barring the wonder strikes or over relying on late runs from deep.
        parker did a good job & ran his socks off. walker & demebele were solid.
        friedel made a great save from michu. so reliable is the old man!
        naughton was ok.
        dawson was poor in the air against michu. he gave michu for too much space everytime.
        michu beat him a few times in the air & should have really scored at least another header.

    • BOOOM! Lennon back, and with him our performance (JL, I know you disagree with me on the Liverpool game, but I thought we played shockingly; funny, as you and I normally see games very similarly). I'll take 2-1 away to Swansea, they're not an easy team to beat, and games between us get bonus points for being easy on the eye ;)

      SB, I try not to point it out, but I have to say it now for my sanity: dropping down the table isn't 'nicking' a spot, it's having our position nicked. As you said the other day, the table doesn't lie and currently we're in 3rd; that's all we're as good or as bad as. But let's not get into the same old debate, I just couldn't bite my tongue when the opportunity to be a pedant was shouting at me!

      Special mention for Southampton, they played terrifically for us today! I've watched Rickie Lambert since they were in L1 (ex-boss was a saint so we used to have loads of banter about Bale and how if RL was a couple of years younger we'd have him too), after being dropped at the beginning of the season I'm really pleased he's doing so well. It's exciting down there at the bottom isn't it, 11th is the lowest spot that you'd think is completely safe from the relegation battle; personally I'd like Villa & Wigan to switch places & then I'm happy with the bottom 3.

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      • I've stayed away from this board for quite some time - been indulging in the world of Twitter. However, I just thought I'd pop in for a look and the first thing that I notice is that SB hasn't changed much. Still Little Miss Negative Knickers I see!

      • Well as SB says, that was a massive 3 pts for us - especially given the Chelsea result - and the fact that it puts the 'losing streak' to rest.
        Still not a good performance though to me. As SB says , I even thought Daws was poor. Where he normally dominates in the air, he let Michu have too many attempts.

        As for the 70 pts AVB was reported as saying 70 may be enough (http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2013/03/28/3860097/villas-boas-sets-tottenham-70-point-target?source=breakingnews&ICID=HP_BN_1) - and as he says normally about 70 pts (much like the 40 pts to stay up) is enough, but I have a feeling with the Woolwich bunch that they'll exceed that and although Chelsea had a blip yesterday, I don't see them dropping too much on the run in either.

        But again this season we've picked up 3pts against the odds - a good trait in a way - but I'd be a lot more confident had we been playing better and getting 'deserved' wins. Maybe a good performance and win against Everton will set us up for the Chelsea game (ignoring Basel for the moment).