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Match Day Thread Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by PleaseNotPoll, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard G'day mate!

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    I wish I could like the guy as a player as he seems a real top bloke outside of football but on the pitch I just get so wound up watching him. You could put all the wums on this forum and have them try winding me up over the period of a month and they wouldn't come anywhere close to what Winks can do in 45 mins on a football pitch, lol.
     
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  2. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard G'day mate!

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    Reguilon's missus settling in quicker than the player himself <laugh>

     
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    Wid
     
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    Harry Winks is an average midfielder - doesn't take many risks etc. But the one thing he rarely does is lose the ball. It's useful to have a midfielder to rely on that won't lose the ball/possession. Let the other midfielders be progressive and risk losing the ball and do the fancy stuff, whilst Winks can mostly be relied on as a steady pair of hands for when the team needs to retain possession.

    I think he's a useful squad player and is simply following instructions as to not lose the ball and keep possession.
     
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  5. Me and my eldest have been having discussions about Winks for the last two seasons. Neither of us can understand why it is he keeps getting picked by so many managers (Poch, then Mou, and Southgate).

    It’s like football’s version of “The Emperor’s Clothes.”

    “But, Jose... he has no talent!”
     
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  6. That sounds like my kind of challenge.
    <whistle>
     
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  7. SpursDisciple

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    When I read DHs post I could almost hear your sleeves being rolled up.
     
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  8. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard G'day mate!

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    Mousa Dembele done both. As did Modric and I think in time when fully fit, Lo Celso too. We need players who can both look to dictate the tempo/ take risks whilst never/ rarely lose possession. Ndombele is the player in our midfield who takes the most risks and that’s why we hope someone like Hojbjerg can be there to rectify them if the pass doesn’t come off but because Winks simply doesn’t lose possession by playing a thousand back and side passes, we’ve got a player offering next to nothing on the pitch when you consider he doesn’t have any strong attacking or defensive traits. By having a player like Winks - who slows down play, kills our momentum on counter attacks via lack of ambition and can’t protect the defence - in the team, we’re sacrificing a hell of a lot to simply have a passenger that “doesn’t lose the ball”.
     
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  9. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard G'day mate!

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    Not bad, I guess, not bad.
     
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    I guess we've had worse weeks
     
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    Yes I agree with you. Like I said, he's a good squad player. I do think he's selected for the first team too frequently and unnecessarily!
     
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  12. SpursDisciple

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    Our schedule should keep @PleaseNotPoll on his toes for match threads. Orient now due, with Europa to follow in short order.
     
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  13. PleaseNotPoll

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    Yep. It's a pain in the arse for me, so **** knows how the team and coaches feel about it.
     
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    We do appreciate your efforts PNP <diva>
     
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  15. The RDBD

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    4-6 to do in the next 14 days. :(
    After that, it gets easier for a few weeks until mid December arrives.

    AFAIK you cannot have "work in progress" articles (that would make things a
    lot easier for quickly constructing "reverse fixture" match threads) .
     
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  16. PleaseNotPoll

    PleaseNotPoll Well-Known Member
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    I could write articles and delete them, then undelete and sticky. They don't actually disappear, they just go into purgatory.
     
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  17. The RDBD

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    Only as a board mod though.

    Which means you cannot divvy out the work to non-mods for stuff such as
    "reverse fixtures" (while you concentrate on the upcoming fixture) .
     
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    When winks holds aloft our next trophy that he drove us on to win I will...















    Wake up and sigh
     
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  19. BajanSpur

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    Back in the 60s, some of us used to watch a show called the 'Invisible Man', staring an unrecognisable actor. <laugh>
    Spurs production team are dishing up a show called the 'Impossible Man' ( the man no manager can drop)
    staring one H. B. Winks
     
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  20. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard G'day mate!

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    I love that there’s now a team dark side with me. I was on my own for ages <laugh>
     
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