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    The best defence again!

    Discussion in 'Spurs Discussion' started by Basskadet, Sep 19, 2016.

    1. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Despite the fact we only just seen to be hitting our stride in the Premier League (and some may say we're still some way off) Spurs have the best defence in the English top flight having conceded just 2 goals in 5 games, keeping 3 clean sheets.

      That is even more impressive when you think those goals were conceded away at 2nd place Everton, who've scored 10 in 5 games, and against Liverpool who've bagged 11 in 5. Even the brilliant Manchester City, who sit comfortably top of the league having won every game so far and scored an awesome 15 goals in 5 games, have conceded 4 goals, double what Spurs have let in.

      And then you factor in that that defensive record has been achieved whilst our star keeper, and captain, Hugo Lloris was injured in the 1st half of our 1st game and the excellent Michel Vorm was forced to deputise.

      We'll see how long we can keep it up for but, for now at least, it looks as though we've put that 5 goal anomaly at the end of last season at St James's Park behind us and returned to form at the back, and that can only bode well for the rest of the season
       
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    2. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      Those daft games like the Toon game will always bite us and every other team, I would be very surprised if we didn't get thumped by some team like Accrington Stanley in the cup or more likely West Ham in the PL. It happens and the numpties will cite it as evidence that we are in fact shite and the Poch is a cunt. I will ignore those outliers and carry on.

      We are continuing on with our amazing defensive record, despite the thumping ( which I have wiped from my brain ) we still had the best defence last season and we are carrying on where we left off.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Its a big factor in why I think we will finish top 4,our defence compared to the relative shambles of liverpool,man u and yes chelsea with their new unimproved bus.We have two capable keepers,outstanding fullbacks with excellent deputies,toby the rock and Jan Dier to cover plus waiting in the wings two good prospects in wimmer and CCV.And its not just that as a team we defend as a unit,dier,wanyama and mousa shielding the middle,hard working midfielders in Lamela,alli,eriksen,kane and Janssen press like dervishes from the front,we are a strong unit to score against.As long as Son,sissoko or whomever plays wide midfield does their job we wont concede two goals many times and have to fancy our quality to score in matches.

      Very much like the great 80s side,silk and steel,plenty of flair and hard as nails at the back.
       
    4. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I like the hard as nails at the back comment best........Over the 40 odd years I've been watching we've generally had a lot of flair players and scored some wonderful goals whilst playing beautiful football, but we've always let a few in as well.

      Toby and Jan or Wimmer, Walker who seems to have upped his game even further and Rose remind me of the Roberts/Miller/Hughton defence, the best of my failing memory...!!
       
    5. LakewoodSpur

      LakewoodSpur Member Founding Member

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      It just seems so unspursy @Basskadet that our defense is so solid. Having been a Spurs fan since 1955, our traditional notion of defense has always been to finish a match with at least a +1 goal difference: 4-3, 5-4, etc. So to speak of Spurs and clean sheets in the same breath, well, that's positively heady stuff! Of course, having Toby back there in front of the superlative Hugo is brilliant -- Toby is The Boss. And now with a confident SuperJan, the development of a tenacious Dier, the acquisition of a strong Wanyama, my concentration is almost completely on willing us to score with every attack and I just don't worry about the opponent striking back at us.
       
    6. Yid

      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Any great team is built from the bottom up.

      We just need to start converting more of our chances and we will have teams shaking in their boots.

      COYFS
       
    7. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      No-one seems to be talking about it...and we're only 6 games into a new season, but the league is starting to take shape and I'm already very excited about taking on Guardiola and Man City next weekend. I know we have a date in Moscow on Tuesday but I can't wait for the weekend to see how we shape up having beaten them twice last season....it's a biggie even if still early in the season, win it and everyone is going to be talking about us and rightly so. It will be huge for the players.
       
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    8. Yid

      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Big test.

      Is this the game where it all finally clicks into place? It'd be fucking epic if it was.

      I'm sure the mid week excitement will have some impact but essentially it'll be the same for them also. They just have more depth and maybe strength to call upon with them billion quid+ squad.

      I'd take a point if offered right now.
       
    9. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I guess we're about to see their depth now De Bruyne is out. Unfortunately for us, our star player is also going to miss it and several others are touch or go. It'd be a shame if this most anticipated game would miss so many big performers, but hopefully Rose, Dier and Dembele will all be fit.

      They're top, we're 2nd, but our defence is much better than theirs. If we can shut out Aguero and Sterling, much easier with no De Bruyne, then we could take all 3pts.
       
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    10. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Nah....you've got to take them on and try and get all 3....we got all 6 last year so they will be as nervous as us.
       
    11. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I agree with this completely. Nobody has really got at them yet this season and from what I can make out when listening to the City game on the radio (how old school) at the weekend they were pushed by Swansea who tried to get everything out of the game and a penalty changed the game. If Swansea can have a good go and be even for 60 minutes or so then I don't see why we can't give it a bloody good go. A win in this game would really get things up and running for us now too!!!
       
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