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    Bayer Levkn away (CL) 19:45 Tue 18 oct 2016

    Discussion in 'Match Day Chat' started by skiathospurs, Oct 15, 2016.

    1. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      No Kane,No toby,no chance?,No way!!!

      COYS
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Mauricio Pochettino has ruled Alderweireld out of the Champions League away game against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, but Spurs are hopeful that the damage to the central defender’s knee is not too severe.
      Danny Rose will be restored to the starting lineup in Leverkusen after being rested against West Brom. “After his injury he played against Manchester City and then it wasn’t in the plan to play two games with the national team,” Pochettino said. “But because [Ryan] Bertrand was injured, he had to play two games.

      “We don’t want to take risks. I think this is too much for a player coming from the injury to play two games in one week. For that [reason] we gave him a rest to be ready for the next two games.”

      With Alderweireld out, the manager is likely to ask Eric Dier to partner Jan Vertonghen at centre-back. “The good thing about Eric is he can play like a midfielder and a centre-back, and can perform good in several positions,” Pochettino said. “That is important and we will see about the decision for Tuesday. It is one option more that we have.”
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Here`s one for you,10 years ago we played liversausage in germany and won 1-0 thanks to ex-liversausage star berbatov,now we travel there with ex-player Son,any chance of a repeat?
      Apparently his reception may not be so friendly as such a decent chap deserves,they are seemingly miffed at how he left them mid-vinegar stroke during their CL qualifying last season,oh well,he`s Son of our own now,if @Thfcire doesnt then I would put a wedge on him scoring!!
       
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      BigDub Member Founding Member

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      Nothing like midweek CL football to make the work week less monotonous! This should be a great match and I think it will come down to our ability to stay solid at the back without Toby. Any chance Janssen starts or will it be Son in the striker roll?
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I am thinking Son starts after being semi-rested at the weekend,and past links there he will be well motivated.Saw they havent had the best of starts and are mid-table somewhat off the pace,lets hope confidence is low!!A win here really sets us up,maybe even a nice dead rubber last match which would be nice!!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Mauricio: "The power of the team is that anyone can play. Everyone is fighting for a place in the starting XI." #COYS

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      "To achieve something it's important to keep that mentality in the squad."

      Mauricio has just reiterated in his @ChampionsLeague press conference what he told Spurs TV earlier with regards to @AlderweireldTob.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Kyle Walker hasn't travelled with the Spurs squad. Club say he's being rested.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      wimmer and onomah are there
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      Probily break his leg if I bet on it mate look at poor mata tonight lol
       
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      Trippier will need to step up and put in a big performance. It's hard to find form when you don't get many games, but I feel like he's often the player the opposition targets and without Toby to cover he'll have to really dig in and put in a shift defensively. His crossing ability has never been in question and I have full faith in his abilities getting forward. Just needs to stay solid.
       
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      No Kane, Alderweireld or Dembele. The spine of the team : ( Mind, it's not like we are doing badly so far. This is a pretty good test for the squad and dare I say; there's a little pressure after the home defeat against Monaco. Would you play Carter-Vickers? Rest Wanyama and put Dier in the middle? We have a game on Saturday away to Bournemouth which is a tough banana. Wow! Who'd be a manager lol!
       
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      deejbah Player in Training.

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      Crikey, Onomah has shot up. Him and Dele are fricking beanpoles.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      walker rested for this game,rose rested at the weekend,we still have winks who looks very decent,Nkoudou still to intergrate,trippier&davies gaging for it,onomah to stake a claim and dembele,dier,wanyama fighting over one or two spots,wimmer,CCV,yeah pick the bones out of that.Squad is looking as complete as I ve known.
       
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      Yeah it really is. Be great to pick up out second win in the grouptonight and would really make up for the Monaco loss too.

      I'd go with,
      Lloris
      Trippier Dier Jan Rose
      Wanyama Dembele
      Lamela Alli Eriksen
      Son

      Jansen, Winks, N'koudou, and Onomah on the bench should be strong enough to see us through tonight.

      Champions league is back!!!! COYS!!!!
       
    17. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I have no idea what team Poch will pick.....we have a better squad this year and the away game may give us more freedom to play. A draw at worst and 2 home victories should see us through, and I think we'll also get something in Monaco. Would be nice to finish top and avoid some of the big boys for a round or two.
       
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      The biggest issue is whether to go to bed before or after the game lol. Kick off is around five am here and I'm at work for eleven on the morrow. Hmm.....
       
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      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      5 am is not really early mate, us country folk get up much earlier than that, in fact we normally get up half an hour before we go to bed.
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      You've had it lucky....
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I'm in London running a conference, with a fucking meeting at 7.30pm.....on the plus side I'm wearing my 'lucky socks' honestly (what a saddo) so a good result is not in doubt!!

      COYS lets do this.
       
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      boo Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      i think we could probably go halves on a bed mate and never be in it at the same time heh : P

      its looking like im going to sleep after the game as the bint has stocked up on beer and munchies. sometimes, just sometimes the girls in our lives get it spot on!
       
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    23. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      The inside track on Bayer Leverkusen with German football expert Raphael Honigstein
      Posted on 17 October 2016 - 22:00

      First of all Raphael, tell us about Bayer Leverkusen’s start to the season and their form at the BayArena...
      Raphael: “They’ve had a poor start by their standards, including a defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach in their first league game. They have stabilised since then and had won three out of four in the league before losing against Werder Bremen on Saturday. After they beat Borussia Dortmund, Roger Schmidt said they were getting to where they want to be and it was about maintaining that level.

      “They are really good at home and generate quite a good atmosphere, especially in Europe, in what is a fairly small stadium. They can really turn it on at home, but they can be a bit fragile away. Having said that, the way they let CSKA Moscow back into the game (a 2-2 draw after leading 2-0 at home in MD1) will be a huge disappointment for them. They had total control and somehow threw it away. There is a sense that they can find ways of not winning, that’s the cliché if you like about Leverkusen, but there is an element of truth in it.”

      What style of play can we expect from Bayer Leverkusen?
      Raphael: “Bayer Leverkusen play with incredible intensity and there are interesting similarities to Spurs because they press hard and are stacked with players who are comfortable on ball. However, sometimes the balance isn’t quite right and because they run so much and work so hard, they lack a little composure when it actually comes to playing football. At the moment, it’s right, but it’s a precarious, difficult way of playing which comes with some inherent risks. It’s an all-out pressing style.

      “I watched them play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League a couple of years ago (2014-15) when they took them all the way to penalties. They were really unlucky. As a spectacle it was strange because they pressed each other so hard, neither team had any time on the ball and as a result, there were very few chances. It can be like that and a bit attritional against them, they are very awkward to play against.”

      Below: Hakan Calhanoglu in action

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      What players should we look out for?
      Raphael: “They have some lovely talent in midfield. Hakan Calhanoglu strikes the ball as well as anyone in Europe, from free-kicks and corners, wonderful technique. Julian Brandt is one of the up and coming stars of German football, a winger, another wonderful talent. Personally, I really like Charles Aranguiz. He’s a Chilean international who is almost as highly-rated as Arturo Vidal was a few years ago when he moved to Leverkusen (he played for Bayer Leverkusen between 2007-11 before moving to Juventus, now at Bayern Munich). Leverkusen have a fantastic habit and tradition of unearthing South American talent. Wendell, the left-back, is another player I really like as well, he’s a Brazilian and the latest import starting to make big waves. Beni Henrichs is a right-back, he’s only a young kid (19) but he’s seen as possibly the long-term successor to Philip Lahm in the German team. It’s early days for him, he’s just established himself, but he’s a wonderful player as well.”

      Below: Chile international Charles Aranguiz celebrates at Borussia Dortmund

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      What can you tell us about Bayer Leverkusen’s coach, Roger Schmidt?
      Raphael: “Roger Schmidt first had some success at Paderborn 07 in the second and third division in Germany and then he was approached by Red Bull Salzburg (2012), who had a high-pressing game under Ralf Rangnick (RBS sporting director at the time), so he was seen as the right coach for them and did really well there. He famously beat Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich 3-0 in a friendly and completely played them off the park. On the back of that, he got the job at Leverkusen. It’s interesting, he didn’t play at a particularly high level and he’s an engineer by trade, who in his spare time decided he wanted to see if he could be a football manager.”

      Below: Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt

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      Finally, how do you think it will go at the BayArena?
      Raphael: “I think it will be an incredibly close game, perhaps with few chances. I think at home, Leverkusen might have a little extra, but you could easily see the two teams splitting the points over the two legs, both winning at home, for example, or two draws. I don’t think there will be much in it at all. I must say, before the first game in the group, I tipped Leverkusen and Monaco to go through, with Spurs third. However, Leverkusen have given themselves some trouble by drawing two games they really should have won. If Leverkusen don’t win this game, I think Spurs will have a great chance of going through. It’s the tightest group in the competition.”
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      The tv channels are on the spurs site here ICYMI
      http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/matches/spurs-on-tv/
      just change to your country of habitat !!

      uk;
      BT Sport Live Streaming
      BT Sport 2
      BT Sport 1
      Aussie
      beIN Sports 1 Australia
      beIN Sports Connect Australia
      Empire of trump
      Fox Sports 1 USA
      Fox Soccer 2GO USA
      WatchESPN
      ESPN Deportes USA
      Fox Sports GO
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Marcus Edwards training with the Spurs first-team last night ahead of their Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen. #THFC

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      Marcus Edwards is not included in the uefa youth league game playing now (spurs 1 nil up), suggesting he could be named in the Spurs first-team squad this evening.
       
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    26. boo

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      lost 3-1 : (
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      yeah but we saved our best kid for tonight ;) other than those out on loan.

      Got yer beers ready??:)
       
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      boo Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I saw the game on BT Sport 1 (should have posted the link, sorry mate). Sterling, Walker-Peters and Walkes all played but, there was a new name to me playing left wing who had a cracking game; Keanan Bennetts.

      beer no. 2 : )
       
    29. J.spurs

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      Oh FFS.

      Anyway, I'm excited about this one. Leverkusen are a lot of fun to watch, and though they've been inconsistent we'll have to be at our best to beat them. They'll be desperate for a result as well. Should be a brilliant game, played at a tempo that we like to play. If we win, we'd find it tough not to go through imo.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      ah so they show the UYL games in the afternoons,ok now I know (that`ll cheer her up lol)
       

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