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Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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Cliff Jones down to 4th in all time list?
 
Dorset

Dorset

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Cliff Jones down to 4th in all time list?
I suppose the next milestone is Chivers' 174 goals, Harry should overtake Martin this season and go to 3rd place in the THFC Strikers list.

Oooh no, hang on a minute, I think that when Harry gets one more European goal he will overtake Spurs legend Jermain Defoe as our top Euro-goal scorer? I'm not sure about that record, I think they're both on 23 so if anyone wants to contradict me then then can email me at Idontgiveafuck@upyerbum.com

Records tumbling for Harry and the Poch left right and centre!
 
Don Diaz

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Good article if you can be bothered. (Guardian Sport - Barney Ronay)
Harry Hollywood has the cutting edge for Spurs that Chelsea lack
Harry Kane was quietly brilliant and a reminder of Chelsea’s inability to get goals out of Olivier Giroud or Álvaro Morata

There is, of course, no such thing as a sure thing. No guarantees, no certainties. Except, now and then, when there is. As Harry Kane stepped back from the penalty spot with 26 minutes gone at a chilly, boisterous Wembley Stadium he didn’t bother to frown or compose himself. He didn’t take a deep breath and look troubled, as he might have just for form’s sake.

Instead he stood for a second, stepped forward and spanked the ball with the top of his boot into the corner past Kepa Arrizabalaga, who made a token flinch with his right arm, reduced to a piece of scenery in another man’s five-second short movie (working title The Centre Forward’s Complete Absence Of Fear Of The Penalty).

Kane wheeled away, remembering to look overjoyed, or at least vaguely surprised at this turn of events, his seventh goal in his last six games for Tottenham.

Kane has been described as a star player without any obviously extreme qualities. Watch him warm up before a game and you realise this overlooks the fact that when it comes to spanking a ball at goal he is prodigious, hypnotic, utterly thrilling in his power and accuracy.



Some players waft the ball into the crowd during those drills. Kane simply murders it into the corners over and over again. It isn’t luck, or a coincidence or goal-hanging that means this keeps happening. He has just worked away at the margins, made it so the percentages will always favour him; become, in effect, a sure thing.

This was the only real lesson to be drawn from what was at times a strange Carabao Cup semi-final. Chelsea had 17 shots to Tottenham’s six. Eden Hazard was mesmerising in the second half, sniping constantly into space, gliding past the white shirts like a ghost in blue. And yet for all their pressure, their 57% possession, the closest Chelsea got to scoring was a deflected first-half cross.

But then, they didn’t have Kane. Or, indeed, any kind of centre-forward at all, lining up with a three-man front line of Willian, Eden Hazard and Callum Hudson-Odoi: three fine players full of craft and cleverness who between them have five goals in Chelsea’s last 20 matches.

For all its complexities, its deep theory, so much of football’s narrative is reverse-engineered out of the finest details: choosing the right centre-forward, for example, and then playing him the right way.

Besides scoring the only goal, Kane was quietly brilliant at Wembley, playing in his slightly adjusted role with Son Heung-min so high up the pitch. It is a semi-10 position that brings out his ability to spin and pass in deeper spaces. Kane had spent a part of the autumn looking drained, reduced to walking backwards through the centre circle, hands groping out for a defender to wrestle.

He has recovered his mobility, found the freedom to make those veering sprints that drag opponents into horrible places. Midway through the first half he ambled back into his own half, took the ball on his chest with an agreeable thud and volleyed a spectacular crossfield Harry Hollywood pass into the path of Son on the far side.

The run for the goal was the best part. When Kane can sprint behind the defence from halfway then he has the whole quiver of arrows at his back, good enough to hold the ball there, but also to hare away from Antonio Rüdiger before being bumped to the ground by Arrizabalaga.

Kane had been flagged offside. VAR suggested he was on, or on enough. The rest was a formality, a tick in the box, and a lesson too in the importance of that simple cutting edge.

Hudson-Odoi played well without ever looking totally settled. It isn’t hard to see what so many have seen in him already. With 20 minutes gone he took the ball by the touchline, rolled his foot over the ball and just glided past Harry Winks with an easy little surge of speed. Hudson-Odoi may yet be off to Bayern Munich in search of game time. At the same age Kane was sharpening his teeth at Millwall, but then not everyone can be quite so fortunate.

And for all their second-half pressure Chelsea’s edge was elsewhere at Wembley: sitting on the bench to the 79th minute in the shape of Olivier Giroud, or absent completely in the form of the injured Álvaro Morata, a £60m, quadruple league-winner, double Champions League-winning centre-forward who may or may not be any good, nobody really knows for sure.

For now they are all some way short of Harry, the greatest hunch any modern-day Spurs manager ever had, the gift that has kept this Poch-era team rolling along through the turbulence of the stadium years – and the edge that makes all the difference on nights like these.
 
skiathospurs

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14 more goals to catch Chivers,will it be this season???48 goals to catch Bobby smith end of next season??
And 106 to catch JimmyThats a certainty if he stays with us for 3 seasons after this one.
 
Yid

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I wonder if he is actually interested in that?

Would love him to say he is, but it weakens his value when negotiating a new deal.
 
skiathospurs

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I wonder if he is actually interested in that?

Would love him to say he is, but it weakens his value when negotiating a new deal.
Deffo always comments when he reaches another milestone,wants to be highest scorer in a tournament,season,he will have an eye on catching chivers then take on the next one.He wants to be our highest scorer,lets hope our ambition matches his.
 
Dorset

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I don't know how serious Harry's injury is, hopefully not even a bit, but if he is out for a while, with Sonny gone off to Asia, it would be splendid if Llorente stepped up and banged in the goals we know he is capable of getting.
 
skiathospurs

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I don't know how serious Harry's injury is, hopefully not even a bit, but if he is out for a while, with Sonny gone off to Asia, it would be splendid if Llorente stepped up and banged in the goals we know he is capable of getting.
but but barca want him.........

Everytime we are fucked,we find an unexpected answer.I used to also be a panty wetter in times like these,but I see now opportunity knocks,and someone steps up,llorente,lucas,parrott,dele (I`ve given up on Levy stepping up with a big fat cheque),I like that Poch instead of wetting the bed and moaning,just talks someone else into doing an amazing job,isnt that how Kane arrived at this point!
 
skiathospurs

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Spurs are weighing up a loan move for Barcelona forward Malcom, 21, with uncertainty over striker Harry Kane's fitness. (Star)

Oops wrong thread....................
 
J.spurs

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I don't know how serious Harry's injury is, hopefully not even a bit, but if he is out for a while, with Sonny gone off to Asia, it would be splendid if Llorente stepped up and banged in the goals we know he is capable of getting.
Personally I think he's played well in some of his late appearances, especially in knocking down balls for the others. Off the top of my head our late winners against PSV and Burnley both resulted from him winning a header, and we were inches away from a similar goal against MU. I'm optimistic about him, not least because even when Harry's OK Llorente offers a different option.
 
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Chavhater01

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Oh shit!

Well on the bright side, Harry's a quick healer and if my memory serves me correctly, during our 2 spells without Harry over the last few years, we were unbeaten in that period, although having Sonny away for a few weeks is a real ball ache. Time for the big fella to stand up and be counted, we still have a decent crop of fit players behind him, who can supply him the ammo. Also a little worried about the CM/DM role, especially of Sissoko is out for a while, never thought that would've been a concern for me! Gonna be a very challenging 6 weeks.
 
Don Diaz

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Well we'll see if we're a two man team I guess? Can Adidas or Nike or whomever pays him a fortune send Dele some shooting boots, his lost he's current pair!!

C'mon lads stand up and show everyone how good we are. Where's Troy Parrot?
 
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Everyones written us off already now we're without Kane for a bit of time.

I mean, I'm not sure who we're playing up front, but fuck me I hope they step up.
 
BrooklynYid

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If you look at our fixtures over that time, all the PL matches are games we should win. Focus on that, forget the FA Cup, and put all 11 in our box at the Bridge and draw the Chavs 0-0 and it's job done! And people say being a football manager is hard. Pfffft! As far as the Dortmund match, just hope and pray. That's all I got for that one.
 
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Liam

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Levy gotta sort summin out now. It's not just up front we are struggling with, the midfield is shagged too and Dembele is off.
 
skiathospurs

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If you look at our fixtures over that time, all the PL matches are games we should win. Focus on that, forget the FA Cup, and put all 11 in our box at the Bridge and draw the Chavs 0-0 and it's job done! And people say being a football manager is hard. Pfffft! As far as the Dortmund match, just hope and pray. That's all I got for that one.
Joking aside,have to win against Fulham,the media would love a crisis story to dent us with,3pts sunday and the stories will go away for awhile and allow more time to regroup.He has been out before and we were fine,we have had many injuries before and we were fine,we were fine because we carried on performing and winning.Arse&chelsea play the weekend,3pts further away from either of those 2 would be a lovely calmer for the club.Actually a european game is normally a bit calmer than the PL so would suit Llorente,if we dont play kamikaze pressing,so CL is just another cup scenario now,luck on the day and all that.
 
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