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World Cup 2022

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by KingHotspur, Nov 9, 2022.

  1. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

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    Cuti himself has said that he's peed off with the niggling injury that's plagued him all season

    meanwhile, Man Utd fans are acting like Lisandro Martinez starting last night is the sole reason Argentina won

    The solution is obvious: Martinez can get the crap kicked out of him in CONMEBOL qualifiers in Romero's place
     
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  2. KingHotspur

    KingHotspur Well-Known Member

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    You’re missing the point, I’m not saying him being injured is his fault but the fact remains he’s injured a lot and it’s a worry because he misses far too many games for Spurs.
     
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  3. The RDBD

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    You may be able to precisely quantify this by analytics
    on which 'capacity' (club, country) he is injured, whether
    an injury of a certain severity is followed by a worse
    injury (dimensioned by 'capacity' etc) .
     
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  4. KingHotspur

    KingHotspur Well-Known Member

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    Germany are going to qualify with just 3 points aren’t they
     
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  5. humanbeingincroydon

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    So is Harry Kane, but that little factoid always gets omitted whenever talking about the injury history of our squad
     
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  6. KingHotspur

    KingHotspur Well-Known Member

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    Kane plays a lot more games for Spurs than Romero
     
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  7. humanbeingincroydon

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    Kane has a demonstrable track record of missing chunks of a season through injury
     
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  8. The RDBD

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    Due to having a better GD by +1.
    And then go on to be champions. :)
     
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  9. humanbeingincroydon

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    Anyone else seeing a parallel between Scotland in 1998 and Wales in 2022?

    Scotland's plan was to keep it respectable against Brazil, get something from Norway and beat Morocco - only to lose 3-0 to Morocco, leaving them with just the one point against Norway
    Wales' seems to be get something from USA and beat Iran so the England game would be the bonus...only to lose 2-0 to Iran
     
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  10. Left on the Shelf

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    Belgium looking 2nd best to Morocco and now 1 down...
    An aging team that is probably past its sell-by date <doh>
     
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  11. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    **Definitely!
     
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  12. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Morocco actually have a very decent first XI. Some really top level individuals.
     
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    Make that 2 down....and out! (Of this game at least)
     
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  14. Spurf

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    I think the improving quality of world football is very apparent in this World Cup. All the games are tough now apart ironically from playing Quatar that is. :emoticon-0136-giggl
     
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    The game is so much more global, with top players from so many nations playing in the top leagues. It's balancing out the country rankings
     
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  16. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    This has definitely been one of the best World Cups for upsets so early on in my opinion. Been some very strong performances from unexpected sides.
     
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  17. The Changing Man

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    Belgium were lucky against Canada so this wasn't totally unexpected. I think Canada can give a similarly aging Croatian team a good game as well, this group very much up for grabs.
     
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    The golden generation of Belgians looked decidedly dull and over the hill , I saw at the start of this tournament spurs fans on SM moaning that Toby and Jan were still good enough for us
     
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  19. KingHotspur

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    Id still take them ahead of Dave Sanchez and Dier
     
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  20. Left on the Shelf

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    Going that way so far...:emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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