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    Stoke A [PL] 15:00 Sat 10th Sept 2016

    Discussion in 'Match Day Chat' started by skiathospurs, Sep 1, 2016.

    1. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Lets pray we have no international casualties this week!!Lamela will be a late arrival back from argentina who play venezuela away at midnight on weds,so doubtful he would start??
      Last game of Mousa`s ban and 3 new arrivals,will Hugo be fit??Les hope we see the Bony of Citeh and not swansea!!With Dier,Wanyama,Sissoko dont think we need worry about the anti-christ Adam crocking one of ours.
      Havent got a scooby who the ref is yet.
       
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      We won't be bullied..... the fcukin size of us right now is ridiculous.

      Kick fcukin lumps out of Huth the thug.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Yup that teutonic twat has it coming!!
      (except isnt he at leics now!)

      Just noticed they are bottom of the league,they spent a lot of money on midfielders but hopefully we are better in that department (their strength)defence and attack are pretty weak unless Bony hits the ground running,Butland is injured so I believe they signed derby`s keeper on deadline day so its him or Shay Given?most keepers dont have a blinder on debut!!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Son has skipped South korea`s qualifier against syria to be ready for the stoke game,

      Son Heung-Min decided to miss South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Syria on Tuesday to focus on resurrecting his Tottenham Hotspur career.


      Son, 24, joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for £22 million last summer -- making him the most expensive Asian player ever -- but he struggled to find form and fitness in his maiden season in England, starting just 13 Premier League games.


      Son was taken off at half-time in Tottenham's 5-1 defeat at relegated Newcastle on the final day of last season and he has not featured in Spurs yet this campaign after missing the end of preseason and the first Premier League fixture on Olympic duty in Rio de Janeiro.


      Spurs had no obligation to release Son for the Olympics, and South Korea have allowed the forward to miss Tuesday match in Malaysia in return.


      "Tottenham are the team I wanted to join and I know that I have to work hard and play my best," Son, who starred as South Korea beat China 3-2 in the opening game of the final round of World Cup qualifying last week, said. "I am in good condition and ready to go and play as well as I can.


      "I am sorry to my national teammates and coach but I will support them and hope they get a good result against Syria."


      lots of paper talk sissoko will start cos Lamela will be back late from south america.
       
    6. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Stoke away is a game for big boys and Sissoko rather than Lamela might be a good shout in any case. Wanyama and Dier will stand their ground and there's no issue in defence. Just Kane vs Janssen up front and hopefully Eriksen and Dele play as well as they did last year against this lot.

      I'd be more than happy with the same result, in fact I'd be ecstatic.
       
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      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Have any of the lads picked up knocks on international duty at all?
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I didnt see the england match,but skrtel kicked kane allover the place I heard,havent seen any injury reports though,fingers crossed!!
       
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      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      As if I could hate Skrtl any more the cunt!!!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Apparently the violence ended when he was sent off!!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Funk me,what a cunt
      just found this

      Kane revealed his ankle does feel fine but that he will have to undergo tests to determine if there was any damage.
      The ankle is okay now,” Kane was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I will have a check on it and see if it’s fully okay, but there were a few challenges that I felt could have earned him a yellow card but it didn’t come.

      “It was just a matter of time, it was a silly thing for him to do because he was on a yellow. The ref has seen it and I think it deserved another yellow card.”

      Tottenham will be hoping for Kane to return in time for the Stoke City clash at the 365 Stadium.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Lamela starts for Argentina vs Venezuela (1230am Wed). Returns Thursday, & will train Friday but unlikely to be risked for Stoke.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      [​IMG]
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/foo...enham-contract-worth-75k-a-week-a3337561.html
      Spurs produced one of their best performances of last season in winning 4-0 at this venue in April.
      They have collected five points from their opening three matches this term but have yet to find their stride.

      Tottenham are hopeful that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will return to action after missing the last two games with a damaged hamstring.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Danny Rose is a doubt for Tottenham’s forthcoming matches after picking up an injury while on England duty.

      Rose is unlikely to play in Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Stoke, and may also struggle to recover in time for Tottenham’s opening Champions League game, against Monaco at Wembley next Wednesday.

      It would be bitterly disappointing for Tottenham to lose Rose, who has been one of their most dependable players over the last two seasons and become his country’s first-choice left-back.

      Ben Davies is expected to step in at Stoke while Spurs assess the damage done to Rose, who they hope will not face too long a spell on the sidelines.Davies represents reliable back-up and is full of confidence after an excellent Euro 2016 with Wales. The 23-year-old started for his country as they demolished Moldova 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier earlier this week.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Tottenham continue their Premier League campaign with a Saturday afternoon kick-off against Mark Hughes' Stoke City. Spurs currently sit seventh in the Premier League table with a single win and two draws.

      It has been a slightly alarming start for the London side as they have struggled to really get going, scoring just three times in three games. The likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen's struggles have made Spurs' attack slightly blunter at the start of this season, but there are reasons why Spurs will beat Stoke this weekend.

      The Moussa Sissoko factor
      It is a very well known fact that Sissoko did not play well last season for Newcastle. The Magpies were relegated to the Championship and a number of their best, or, most expensive players, hardly seemed to lift a finger to arrest this slide. Sissoko was one of the guilty parties.

      However, for France at the Euros he was a completely different player. Driving runs, crisp passing and a superb work ethic, Sissoko was one of the main reasons why France made it to the final of the competition. His performances left Newcastle fans watching with wide eyes and mouths even wider, unable to comprehend how a player that did not ever play well last season, was able to run the show.

      [​IMG]Portugal's Adrien Silva in action with France's Moussa Sissoko

      Tottenham fans will be hoping then that the Sissoko their team splashed £30 million on is the France Sissoko and not the Newcastle one, however, there is absolutely no way of telling until he plays for the London side.

      Tottenham fans can take heart as Sissoko played well for a team that was playing well and in a good position. When he played for Newcastle, a team struggling in the relegation mire, he was awful. Perhaps then, Sissoko is just the product of those around him. If the Tottenham camp is a positive one and the team are fighting at the top of the table, then it will most likely improve Sissoko, while he has continually reminded everyone of his desire to play in the Champions League.

      If Tottenham do get the right Sissoko, then they will have a player that is willing to drive at his opponents, he will open up space for teammates, add a lot of pace and score goals. It is this pace in particular that Tottenham need with the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen not adding a searing pace on the wing. With all things considered, Sissoko must hit the ground running.

      Vincent Janssen's promise
      The Dutch striker has looked promising so far for Tottenham as he has found himself in a number of good positions to hurt the opposition. While he is yet to score, there are definitely signs that his drought will come to an end soon.

      Janssen, brought in from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, was prolific for his former team as he scored 27 goals in 34 appearances. This was enough to earn a transfer to Tottenham this summer as the London side looked to bolster their attacking options and provide competition for Kane.

      [​IMG]Tottenham's Vincent Janssen

      Janssen is a very well rounded forward. Being shorter and strong he has a low centre of gravity making him very tough to push off the ball, allowing his hold-up play to be very good while he is also a quick player so he can run into the space behind defenders. While he has not shown it yet for Tottenham, he is a clinical finisher too. His scoring record for AZ shows that and it should have Spurs fans excited that once he scores his first goal, the pressure will be lifted from him and then he can just go about his business.

      He also provides Kane with the ability to drift in the team. For England against Slovakia, Kane looked incredibly isolated as the lone striker and he could not get into the game. This has been the trend for his games with Tottenham too as teams have looked to suffocate his supply by pressing him high and surrounding him with players.

      Janssen's presence on the pitch means the Dutch striker is able to play as the furthest man forward, with his pace and power meaning he is slightly better suited for dropping short to pick up the ball or holding a man off, allowing Kane to drift. This means the English forward can have an impact on play in a deeper role and, if the opposition are still intent on trying to double up on Kane in midfield, it allows the Englishman to move the ball on, thus taking two defenders out of the game.

      [​IMG]Tottenham's Harry Kane

      Janssen will start scoring soon, and when he does, his goals coupled with Kane could fire Tottenham to another top four finish. Until that happens though, Janssen must continue to try to take the pressure off Kane with the former AZ star incredibly well suited to dealing with the Physical tirade that has been sent Kane's way thus far.

      Pochettino's pragmatism
      Mauricio Pochettino's tenure at Tottenham has achieved two main things. The first is that it has put Tottenham back among the best teams in the Premier League, also meaning they are now back in Europe's premier competition. The second is that it has shown how good a coach Pochettino is.

      [​IMG]Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

      The Argentine has been implementing his style on Spurs for the last few years and his calm and collected style seems to be rubbing off on the players too. Obviously a man of great intelligence, the coach always seems to have a backup plan for his backup plan. Indeed, against Liverpool in their last game, Kyle Walker was forced off and instead of bringing a defender on in a like for like swap, he chose to drop Dier into the defence and move Alli into centre-midfield, all allowing Vincent Janssen to come on up-front. This meant that Tottenham changed a lot of the positions of their players and added an extra forward. It was this pragmatism that culminated in Tottenham taking a hard earned point from a game which they were second best for large parts of.
      Pochettino will be tested again this week with his attacking midfield not firing as yet. Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela are all very talented players and the trio are superb on their day. However, Eriksen and Alli in particular have struggled so far with games largely passing them by.

      However, the two did show signs of improvement with their international sides and they will be hoping that they can take these good performances into the weekend. With Kane also struggling so far, Pochettino really has his work cut out as he cannot afford to lose ground on the leaders so early on. That is why Pochettino's pragmatic approach will be so crucial for Tottenham on the weekend, and for the rest of the season.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Mauricio on TEAM NEWS: "Hugo is ready and available to play. He's in a good condition to travel.,@mousadembele is serving the last game of his suspension - it will be good to have him available again."
      "Danny is out (hamstring). He's very disappointed after the game v Slovakia - sometimes this happens, hopefully it's not too bad."
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      Shame about Danny but Davies is a good option as cover. Great to see Hugo is ready so soon though. Do you know if the game is being shown live on any Greek stations? I'm in Santorini over the weekend and won't have a laptop to stream the game....
       
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      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      This is the game we explode...... one way or another this is the fcuker...

      COYS.
       
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      Anyone feel a Kane/Janssen double in a 4-nil victory?
       
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      I think our best performance last season, the speed we moved the ball around was mesmeric at times.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Dunno mate,I have sky etc!I never watch bubble tv,pretty sure it will be on OTE tv ??sure an english bar will sort you out??
      Oh look at you santorini,what happened to getting pissed up in skiathos with yer old mate!!
       
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      Striker Wilfried Bony is poised to make his competitive Stoke debut in Saturday's Premier League home clash with Tottenham.

      Defender Bruno Martins Indi, another man signed on loan on transfer deadline day like Bony, could also make his first Potters appearance, while another, goalkeeper Lee Grant, is expected to replace Jakob Haugaard (ankle) on the bench as back-up to Shay Given.

      The veteran Irishman is set for an extended run in the side as Jack Butland is out for another six to 10 weeks following ankle surgery, and winger Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) remains sidelined as well. Forward Mame Diouf (hamstring) is a doubt but full-back Glen Johnson could return to the squad having recovered from a thigh problem.

      Stoke squad: Given, Grant, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Cameron, Bardsley, Pieters, Johnson, Muniesa, Imbula, Allen, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Sobhi, Walters, Bony, Bojan, Crouch.


      Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris will return to the side for Saturday's Premier League trip to Stoke.
      The France goalkeeper has been missing since suffering a hamstring injury on the opening day of the season but is set to replace Michel Vorm for the game at the bet365 Stadium.

      Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has yet to decide whether new signings Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou will start but Mousa Dembele is still suspended and Danny Rose (hamstring) is out.

      Spurs squad: Lloris, Vorm, Walker, Trippier, Davies, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Carroll, Alli, Eriksen, Onomah, Nkoudou, Lamela, Son, Janssen, Kane.
       
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      The Mrs went got up the duff so that put a stop to all the island hopping and beet swigging I wanted to do. Found Murphys bar this afternoon and bar man said they can play any game I want as long as I'm buying drinks. Sounds like a good deal to me.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Full pre-game presser with Poch,with comment on transfer window.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Hughes presser,Shaikra still nobbled,etc....
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new...on-bony-v-alderweireld-and-vertonghen-090916/
      Stoke v Spurs - key battle - Les Ferdinand on Jan and Toby against Bony
      Posted on 9 September 2016 - 16:30

      Our new feature continues as legendary striker Les Ferdinand looks at what our central defensive duo of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen might face in the shape of Stoke's likely debutant Wilfried Bony on Saturday.
      Bony's strength

      Les: "Wilfried Bony wants contact with the centre-halves he’s up against. That’s his strength. It’s all about initiating that first contact. He wants to back into the centre-halves and he’s so strong, if he does that, nine times out of 10 he’ll hold onto balls coming into him and then lay them off or hold the ball and then spin in behind. He’s using the centre-half to turn, pinning him, getting him off balance and looking to go behind."
      'You have to play games'
      Les: "I would say to the centre-halves, don’t allow him to get right in front of you because from there, you are in trouble. He’s an explosive player and that’s where he wants to be, he won't be looking for a foot race over 30 or 40 yards. You have to play games, try to push up high but if you drop off, give yourself a couple of yards and then try to win the ball if it comes in, don’t try to stand toe-to-toe with him and say ‘right, I’ll out-jump him from here’ because he’ll keep you rooted to the ground, he’s very good at that."
      My game
      Les: "I relished that contact as a striker but when I played against the likes of Adams and Bould at Arsenal or Bruce and Pallister at United, my game was to try to run the channels and if I could take one of them out there with me, I knew they wouldn’t be as comfortable. My game changed when I went from QPR to Newcastle because I was the lone striker for the first year I was there, so that was all about holding the ball up and bringing other players into the game - much like Bony will try to do for Stoke."

      Air time
      Les: "I always knew what I was up against and adapted. I was half-decent in the air, so I would give anyone a game on that front. However, if the centre-halves I was up against were also strong in the air, I’d ask myself ‘can I get in behind?’. If they weren’t strong in the air, I knew I’d have a field day!"
       
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      I'm thinking that last year will have changed the players general mindset on Stoke away....always a tough fixture and they'll be desperate to win, but I think we'll win again by the odd goal....is shawcross still there?
       

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