Match Day Thread Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United

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  1. PleaseNotPoll

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    Sunday 11th April 4.30pm
    Premier League
    Tottenham Hotspur Stadium​

    Newcastle was another poor performance and result, coming off the back of the international break.
    We've had a week to prepare for this one, while Utd have played in Europe, so there can be no excuses.
    We need a win to maintain pace with those around us, but a good performance is arguably more important.
    We've definitely struggled to produce any of those against decent teams in recent months.
    Can Mourinho do the double over his old club or will Ole return to the wheel?

    Last season was Solskjaer's first full campaign as the manager of Man Utd.
    Big things were expected of the squad, after his immediate impact replacing Jose Mourinho.
    A mixed first half resulted in the signing of Bruno Fernandes in January, who turned things around for them.
    They went unbeaten in the league from the 1st of February and made up 14 points on Leicester to finish 3rd.
    The cups were a little different though, as they went out in the semi-finals of all three competitions.

    This season has been an improvement so far, but the supporters still don't seem sold on the manager.
    That may be down to the distance between them and City, despite their comfortable position in 2nd place.
    They've only lost four league games and went out of the domestic cups to decent opposition.
    Perhaps losing to Leicester and City adds to the frustration of the fans?
    Dropping out of the Champions League and into the Europa probably hasn't helped, but they're still in that.

    The match at our place last season was a frustrating one, as Man Utd weren't great, but they nicked a point.
    Bergwijn gave us the lead with a great run and a shot that De Gea probably should've kept out.
    The keeper followed up his mistake with a great save from Son though, to keep them in it.
    The low block seemed to have nullified their threat until Pogba dived to steal another penalty.
    Jon Moss didn't feel that this was enough and tried to give one more, but VAR overruled it this time:


    The game at Old Trafford started the way that the other game had ended, with another penalty for Utd.
    It was largely one-way traffic after that though, as the score was reversed after only 7 minutes.
    Ndombele equalised quickly, then Son put his first away from a quick Kane free-kick.
    Martial slapped Lamela and was correctly dismissed, despite Gary Neville's subsequent bullshit.
    Kane and Son added a 3rd and 4th before the break, Aurier grabbed a 5th after it and the 6th came from the spot:


    No injury news yet, but it appears that Davies and Doherty are still out.
    Bailly, Jones and Martial are out for the visitors. Neither side has any suspensions.

    Lineups for each side's last league game:

    Spurs: Lloris; Tanganga, Rodon, Sanchez, Reguilon; Lo Celso, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Moura; Vinicius, Kane.
    Subs: Hart, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Bale, Lamela, Alli, Son, Scarlett.
    League form: WWWLWD.

    Man Utd: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.
    Subs: Grant, De Gea, Tuanzebe, Williams, Matic, van de Beek, McTominay, James, Diallo.
    League form: WDDWWW.

    Ref: Chris Kavanagh. VAR: Craig Pawson.

    TV: Sky Sports.

    How would you like to line up for this one and what would you change from the Newcastle game?
    Would you stick with much of the same lineup, make a few changes or go for a wholesale switch?
    Which system and tactics would you use and what are you expecting Man Utd to go with?
     
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  3. C. Kane

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    I'd go with:

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  4. Dier Hard

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    Team I'd like to see is Harry Kane and 10 others who'll let him down.
     
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    Don't suppose Luke Shaw will get PTSD when he sees the ubermensch, which leaves us with an opening down the right?
     
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  6. "Thanks for that Brian"

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    Oh, you'll see that...and a manager who is utterly blameless.


    Why, oh why is this terrible thing happening to him?
     
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    Here's the part that the MouAnon faction conveniently ignore: they make out that our players aren't committed and need moving on, but many of them were willing to run through brick walls for Poch
     
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    Not in the last 12 months of his tenure they weren't.
     
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    Some were, some weren't

    Eriksen and Rose were the most obvious players who weren't, and you can probably add at least one of Toby, Dier and Verts
    On the other hand Kane, Son, Lo Celso, Sissoko, Nbombele, Davies, Lamela and Winks certainly were

    Yet look at that second list now: Sissoko's been mentally checked out for a while, Winks is looking for options elsewhere, Lamela can be committed one game yet disinterested the next, while we've run Son and Davies into the ground that they can't even walk up to the wall let alone run through it
     
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    I don't think Lamela's ever uncommitted. He's not always good, but he always puts the effort in.
    Sissoko and Winks were committed when they were first choice. They're not any more.
    They may well be the players that Lloris referred to when he was talking about people not giving it 100% when not in the starting lineup.
     
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    Even when Sissoko was starting regularly this season there was something decidedly off with his play, as he regularly managed to get an opponent between the ball and himself when the defence were trying to clear their lines in much the same way Eriksen did in the first half of last season

    In comparison anyone else played in that role, be it Ndombele, Lo Celso or even Winks, they do drop back to make themselves available - even though two of the three players on that list shouldn't have to be doing that
     
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    Having Literally in the same starting XI as Dontcare is "overkill" IMHO.
     
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  13. Spurlock

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    What kinda starting XI is that?

    can’t believe that formation

    great goal by Kane

    wtf we sat so deep for?

    1-1 we all knew it was coming ffs

    last 5 minutes, there’s only one winner

    penalty United

    2-1 FT

    Been here, done that

    onto the next one
     
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    If you can give me (for a vid clip) the time-stamp for that goal,
    it will save me even more time.
     
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  15. Spurlock

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    9 minutes
     
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    How can the 1-0 moment of a 1-2 FT game as you
    described, be at 9 MINS into a vid clip !!??

    Have you set up pop-up ad triggers every 10 seconds
    of the clip, you ad revenue grifter. :)
     
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    To be fair it’s likely going to be the story of the match so why not focus on it. Honestly betting on them getting a pen tomorrow wouldn’t even be worth the stake it’s so likely to happen.
     
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  19. humanbeingincroydon

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    I've had enough North Korean TV in the last 24 hours, thanks
     
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