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by surfer
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

peace! :D many recent first halfs have looked like this, though, with energy levels pretty low when opponents have the ball, starting with kane trotting out triangles up front. a bit more energy and occasional turnovers already in midfield usually works quite well for spurs, no? Of course! ;) Didnt...
by surfer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

https://twitter.com/samw1t/status/1576264655684575232?s=21&t=zhEkmUMgaIflKIvV9eYUHg&fbclid=IwAR1ILNM8lErg4hKZmGLysVQ6Lt-NsSI9dnqPyp2PCkosZDhNSr__kdBGV_I This is a small compilation, but I remember feeling relatively comfortable at the half that we were able to play the ball out and break the Arsenal...
by surfer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

hm. dropping really deep but still being afraid of catching an opponent's breath is maybe not a promising tactic. the most worrying thing though is if the half-time dressing down no longer works. I'm not terribly disappointed in the result, I wasnt expecting a win, but a hard fought draw, and the f...
by surfer
Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

I wonder how much Spurs flatter to deceive, as they say. A lot of comparisons to the Mourinho era, but I think the defense is much more solid and capable of absorbing pressure than they were under Jose, in order to create space on the counterattack. On the other hand, the gameplan against Spurs is p...
by surfer
Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

Another week, another match where Spurs are overrun in the midfield. We are defensively pretty solid though, even without Romero, although Sanchez makes me very nervous. I would start Bissouma soon, and either bring Bentancour or Hojbjerg on at the 60th minute. I would continue starting Perisic who ...
by surfer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/299829481_1076114303109946_2061459114328815827_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=PPBfqYoWhCYAX_1To67&_nc_oc=AQndhX_44xaOowMzWp73QOAnBfFe5nykKMVXccri_DzG-NDnlbsBHyuDkQweCWX8poY&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=00_AT9sXgr0GEQQNIXY0u4PIz1XSLX...
by surfer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Futbol '22-'23

Unsatisfying draw for both Spurs and Chelsea. Tuchel "tactical masterclass" almost identical to what Brighton did to Spurs last year. With the defensive double pivot of Bentancour and Hojbjerg pushed deep and shielding the backline, boxed in and overrun by Mount / Havertz / Kante / Jorginho, all the...
by surfer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol '22-'23
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Futbol '22-'23

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2Fde435408-012d-11ed-809e-d123192dfb7c.jpg?crop=1194%2C672%2C3%2C2&resize=1500 Preseason optimism is so high for Spurs, almost makes you want to vomit. Here are my predictions: Top 6: 1. Liverpool 2. City 3. Spurs 4....
by surfer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

The Women's Final is worth a mention, the second half and extra time were hugely entertaining. The first England goal: the pass from Walsh and the finish from Toone were world class. Match really opened up after that. The German goal was so well worked and clinical. Two very evenly matched and balan...
by surfer
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

I'd definitely call this "backing Conte". Is there an available player we havent been linked with? Very exciting. Hopefully we can swing a deal with Villareal for Lo Celso <--> Torres
by surfer
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Since I havent watched as much Rat ball as I did last year, Lutz can you tell me how good you think Gvardiol is going to be, or is? The valuations swirling around him are dizzying. He hasnt played much for the national team (10 caps). Loosely linked to Spurs but they probably cant afford what Rats a...
by surfer
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Also how are Spurs fans feeling about Perisic in on a free? Feels like a decent start to the transfer window for them. Hey Roger, condolences on the CL loss. Perisic is a good pickup, even at 33 he's still in great shape. He's from Split, the same as my mother's family and played in Hajduk youth sy...
by surfer
Tue May 24, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Bumping from 2015: From the Secret Footballer website: I met up with my friend, an Arsenal scout, last week. We talked through players and clubs and he noted that Chelsea’s problems are all being caused by in-house feuding among the players, who are all pointing fingers at one another. The worst, he...
by surfer
Tue May 24, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Congrats Lutz, and apologies for my ongoing absence. Major changes in my life mean my attention has been pulled elsewhere, although I have watched the CL semis and all the Spurs PL matches. There's obviously lots to be optimistic about going into next year, not least of which is the $150 million tha...
by surfer
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

The City - Athleti match was like the car crash you rubberneck. As much as I dont want the Citeh Project to succeed at anything, I'm glad they kept their heads for the most part in Madrid. Most of all, I enjoyed watching Phil Foden troll them and push Felipe's and Savic's buttons because he was so c...
by surfer
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Nice seats Lutz! I was set to watch that game but forgot it was an early kickoff and when I switched it on it was over. Atalanta are a shadow of themselves since January, solidly mid-table now in Serie A. It was nice to see the Yellow Sub Spurs B-team (Capoue, Lo Celso, Foyth, Aurier) torpedo the "I...
by surfer
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Group of Death? I dont think there is one this year, pretty balanced. Maybe Croatia's group because Canada is strong apparently (dont know, havent seen them play), but Belgium is one of the weaker Pot 1 teams and Croatia isnt as strong as in 2018.
by surfer
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

oh and marsch to leeds was such a bad idea ... it's so obvious from his time in leipzig that he is not one to turn any tides but will conscentiously apply sensible methods and trust that his players can field them ... there is no psychological side to his coaching at all. leeds are doomed. They're ...
by surfer
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

Well Leeds had a big win on Saturday that likely keeps them up. I honestly think Everton is going down. hard to believe, but when they played Spurs, their defense was a shambles, and that is one thing that Burnley have, is organization. They will grind out enough 0-0 and 1-1 draws I think. But Evert...
by surfer
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2021-22
Replies: 96
Views: 36053

Re: Futbol 2021-22

36 year old Modric with the ball is faster (apparently) than Neymar without the ball.