View Latest: 1 Day | FISO Injury Search

Tottenham Hotspur General Chat & Starting XI Thread

A Forum for specialist news on Premiership Clubs.
Post Reply
sufcmark
Cheetah
Posts: 5
Joined: 08 Aug 2010, 17:44

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by sufcmark » 10 Aug 2013, 12:21

So are Spurs fans thinking that Rose is nailed on to start at LB. I see he has played most pre season games.

User avatar
AkNotSpur
Dumbledore
Posts: 8244
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:26
Location: Hamilton, NZ
FS Record: 2nd YTM 09/10; 3 TFFO Top 10 finishes; 6th TFCI 2008.

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by AkNotSpur » 10 Aug 2013, 22:11

Interesting, if somewhat biased, blog entry from John Crace on the Bale transfer...Show us the colour of your money, Real Madrid

Do they really have the cash (they haven't finished paying for Modric) :shock: ?

Have Spurs played a perfect hand, to date?

Has Bale already been replaced (I found that the least plausible bit)?

The fact is that with one week to kick off, a lot is still up in the air and, yet again, certainty will only appear after transfer deadline day.

The final friendly was a 1-1 draw at home with Espanyol, line-up as follows...

Spurs: Lloris (Friedel 60), Walker, Dawson, Fryers (Kaboul 46), Rose (Naughton 77), Paulinho* (Sandro 60), Dembele (Huddlestone 72), Lennon (Townsend 72), Sigurdsson, Chadli (Stewart 88), Soldado (Defoe 60).

*Man of the Match

Notable absentees - Vertonghen (injured), Parker (off to QPR or West Ham?), Adebayor and, of course, a certain Gareth Bale.

Promising youngsters Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Yago Falque played in the under 21 Premier League 4-2 8-) win at Chelsea.

stevewba
Wideboy
Posts: 57
Joined: 09 Oct 2012, 17:32

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by stevewba » 11 Aug 2013, 09:57

In the friendly how did Chadli and Soldado play ?
And what of there chances for the season ahead ?

Cheers

User avatar
gaz1882
Treebeard
Posts: 198
Joined: 12 Aug 2009, 22:57

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by gaz1882 » 11 Aug 2013, 11:30

stevewba wrote:In the friendly how did Chadli and Soldado play ?
And what of there chances for the season ahead ?

Cheers
Chadli was alright, nothing special, and if Bale goes, he is certainly not the replacement.

Soldado looked at ease straight away, and will be a great signing imo.

mikeg13
FISO Knight
Posts: 11923
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:28

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by mikeg13 » 11 Aug 2013, 12:27

AkNotSpur wrote: Do they really have the cash (they haven't finished paying for Modric) :shock: ?

Have Spurs played a perfect hand, to date?

Has Bale already been replaced (I found that the least plausible bit)?

The fact is that with one week to kick off, a lot is still up in the air and, yet again, certainty will only appear after transfer deadline day.

The final friendly was a 1-1 draw at home with Espanyol, line-up as follows...

Spurs: Lloris (Friedel 60), Walker, Dawson, Fryers (Kaboul 46), Rose (Naughton 77), Paulinho* (Sandro 60), Dembele (Huddlestone 72), Lennon (Townsend 72), Sigurdsson, Chadli (Stewart 88), Soldado (Defoe 60).

*Man of the Match
Pretty sure not that long ago we got final bit for Anelka :shock: Watched most of Spurs game, it was the defensive side of game that looked a worry (shocked at Caulker sale)
Spurs have spent a lot so far, while do think brought good players, not sure if right players, dont see a good balance, can you play Sandro Dembele in tandem as they did so brilliantly last season (to me losing that cost 4th) and Paulinho.
Be interesting to see what happens if Bale stays (to me thats still on the cards) Real sound as if they are re-thinking potential price, then what will Levy do, has he laid out the money assuming Bale will balance the books or is this a real statement of intent by owners.

User avatar
AkNotSpur
Dumbledore
Posts: 8244
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:26
Location: Hamilton, NZ
FS Record: 2nd YTM 09/10; 3 TFFO Top 10 finishes; 6th TFCI 2008.

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by AkNotSpur » 11 Aug 2013, 21:23

mikeg13 wrote:Be interesting to see what happens if Bale stays (to me thats still on the cards) Real sound as if they are re-thinking potential price, then what will Levy do, has he laid out the money assuming Bale will balance the books or is this a real statement of intent by owners.
The later.

If Bale doesn't go this summer, he'll be off next year and Spurs have only splashed out on Soldado - the others will be offset by outgoings and the rest of the cash from the Modric transfer. The Boxer won't let Levy spend more than is available, that's for sure.

If Kaboul gets back to top form, I think that he and Vertonghen will be a fantastic pairing - certainly the best footballing centre back combination in the Premiership. Capoue should be decent cover for Sandro. Let's see how Sandro, Paulinho and Dembele go as a midfield combo.

oldbigead
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1306
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:34

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by oldbigead » 14 Aug 2013, 14:46

What about Assou Ekottu at left back? Is he not first choice over Rose?

User avatar
AkNotSpur
Dumbledore
Posts: 8244
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:26
Location: Hamilton, NZ
FS Record: 2nd YTM 09/10; 3 TFFO Top 10 finishes; 6th TFCI 2008.

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by AkNotSpur » 14 Aug 2013, 22:33

Huddlestone sold to Hull and Livermore also heading there on a season-long loan. Probably means that the Capoue deal is a shoe-in, particularly if Davros Parker is off to QPR.

User avatar
checkii
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1588
Joined: 04 Nov 2009, 05:31
Location: The Sunny Side of Santo Poco

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by checkii » 15 Aug 2013, 03:10

oldbigead wrote:What about Assou Ekottu at left back? Is he not first choice over Rose?
wait and see, but i have a feeling AVB is not a big fan of Benny's playing. I'd like to see Rose start.

but as a person, I hope he never leaves spurs.

User avatar
checkii
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1588
Joined: 04 Nov 2009, 05:31
Location: The Sunny Side of Santo Poco

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by checkii » 15 Aug 2013, 03:11

AkNotSpur wrote:Huddlestone sold to Hull and Livermore also heading there on a season-long loan. Probably means that the Capoue deal is a shoe-in, particularly if Davros Parker is off to QPR.
will be nice to see THudd get more playing time and us get proper cover for Sandro.

User avatar
Miles_T
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 2476
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:42

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by Miles_T » 15 Aug 2013, 09:19

Kaboul fit again, back in 1st tram surely??

User avatar
fred1266
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 3689
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 22:56
Location: Trinidad
FS Record: EFCL Fantasy League & Jurassic League Winner 11/12, EFCL Fantasy League Winner 13/14. EFCL, FISO 5AS The Kangals, Jurassic League, 3DM PRINTERS TT & Trini Gunners Winner 14/15
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by fred1266 » 15 Aug 2013, 10:41

Miles_T wrote:Kaboul fit again, back in 1st tram surely??
Is Dawson still spurs Captain

User avatar
checkii
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1588
Joined: 04 Nov 2009, 05:31
Location: The Sunny Side of Santo Poco

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by checkii » 15 Aug 2013, 14:22

fred1266 wrote:
Miles_T wrote:Kaboul fit again, back in 1st tram surely??
Is Dawson still spurs Captain
doesnt matter

User avatar
fred1266
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 3689
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 22:56
Location: Trinidad
FS Record: EFCL Fantasy League & Jurassic League Winner 11/12, EFCL Fantasy League Winner 13/14. EFCL, FISO 5AS The Kangals, Jurassic League, 3DM PRINTERS TT & Trini Gunners Winner 14/15
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by fred1266 » 15 Aug 2013, 17:50

checkii wrote:
fred1266 wrote:
Miles_T wrote:Kaboul fit again, back in 1st tram surely??
Is Dawson still spurs Captain
doesnt matter

why is that, he the captain and isn't guarantied a start

User avatar
blahblah
FISO Baron
Posts: 70066
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:46
Location: .. he thinks that he knows something which he doesn't, whereas I am quite concious of my ignorance.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by blahblah » 15 Aug 2013, 17:55

Yep. He was named Captain then put on the List and nearly went to QPR 12 months ago :lol: :lol:

User avatar
fred1266
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 3689
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 22:56
Location: Trinidad
FS Record: EFCL Fantasy League & Jurassic League Winner 11/12, EFCL Fantasy League Winner 13/14. EFCL, FISO 5AS The Kangals, Jurassic League, 3DM PRINTERS TT & Trini Gunners Winner 14/15
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by fred1266 » 15 Aug 2013, 20:43

blahblah wrote:Yep. He was named Captain then put on the List and nearly went to QPR 12 months ago :lol: :lol:
Yes i remember lol

Maureenho
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 3193
Joined: 21 Aug 2008, 15:27
Location: I'm out

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by Maureenho » 16 Aug 2013, 11:32

It seems that Rose has played most of pre-season instead of Disco Benny.

Is Benny injured, or does it actually look like Rose is worth a punt for the start?

I was watching Rose during the U21 championship and he sure does like to get forward.

User avatar
Big Beast
Treebeard
Posts: 247
Joined: 13 Jul 2007, 13:21
Location: London

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by Big Beast » 16 Aug 2013, 19:15

I'm with all the people here talking about Rose. In many games, he's an absolute bargain as a cheap defender. But will he play every (or at least most) weeks.

Also which of many Spurs' many midfielders will pick up Bale's goals/assists. Should we plump with Paulinho or wait and see?

User avatar
checkii
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1588
Joined: 04 Nov 2009, 05:31
Location: The Sunny Side of Santo Poco

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by checkii » 17 Aug 2013, 15:19

Big Beast wrote:I'm with all the people here talking about Rose. In many games, he's an absolute bargain as a cheap defender. But will he play every (or at least most) weeks.

Also which of many Spurs' many midfielders will pick up Bale's goals/assists. Should we plump with Paulinho or wait and see?
wait and see.

Soldado is going to be the only attacking player i'd go with for now.

I don't think Bale will leave, but who knows.

If Kaboul or Dawson find them starting the majority of matches then one of them will be great value. my guess is kaboul, but AVB has taken a liking to Dawson, so who knows.

User avatar
murf
FISO Baron
Posts: 90422
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:28
Location: Up in the Highlands doing a Christoper Lambert impression with zombies (see my WWW/FPL links)
FS Record: Once led TFF. Very briefly.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by murf » 22 Aug 2013, 16:40

Surprisingly minimal rotation for their EL game:

Spurs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose, Paulinho, Dembele, Capoue, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado.
Subs: Friedel, Walker, Chadli, Carroll, Fryers, Kane, Coulthirst.

User avatar
Darbyand
Dumbledore
Posts: 6222
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:45
Location: Lancashire
FS Record: TFF World Cup 2014: 6th. 2016/17 Final table prediction winner.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by Darbyand » 22 Aug 2013, 16:51

Kaboul named as captain apparently alongside Dawson who was captain on Sunday??

Think the former is going to have a big season.

User avatar
blahblah
FISO Baron
Posts: 70066
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:46
Location: .. he thinks that he knows something which he doesn't, whereas I am quite concious of my ignorance.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by blahblah » 22 Aug 2013, 17:17

It is like a preseason friendly, so good match time?

I think that Spurs could have a big season..

User avatar
Darbyand
Dumbledore
Posts: 6222
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:45
Location: Lancashire
FS Record: TFF World Cup 2014: 6th. 2016/17 Final table prediction winner.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by Darbyand » 22 Aug 2013, 17:21

Seen it a few times in recent years:

club captain: icon of club/long standing player/injury prone/not guaranteed a game
team captain: leader in the making/ plays all/most games

Ledley King and Robie Keane, Gary Neville and Rio, Vidic and Evra.

From4corners
FISO Knight
Posts: 13879
Joined: 24 Aug 2009, 22:32
Location: The Eyrie

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by From4corners » 22 Aug 2013, 17:54

Townsend 8-) You guys think he will take Lennon's spot soon?

User avatar
blahblah
FISO Baron
Posts: 70066
Joined: 13 Oct 2005, 18:46
Location: .. he thinks that he knows something which he doesn't, whereas I am quite concious of my ignorance.
Contact:

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by blahblah » 22 Aug 2013, 18:21

I was just thinking that :lol:

User avatar
RespectMyAuthoritah
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 1021
Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 15:22

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by RespectMyAuthoritah » 30 Aug 2013, 06:22

From4corners wrote:Townsend 8-) You guys think he will take Lennon's spot soon?
I came here for that same question.

When is Lennon likely to return?

User avatar
WilBert
Dumbledore
Posts: 7767
Joined: 28 Dec 2009, 21:07
Location: 2nd in SP4's Ashes comp.

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by WilBert » 30 Aug 2013, 10:53

Not a Spurs fan but on current form I gambled on him to running Lennon close for a starting berth. Lamela coming in makes it a three way fight for that position though...

User avatar
TheTon
FISO Knight
Posts: 13758
Joined: 16 Aug 2006, 17:43

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by TheTon » 30 Aug 2013, 11:57

So this new centre back from Steau Bucharest - Vlad Chiriches? How the eff do you pronounce his name?

Kiri - keys

???

From4corners
FISO Knight
Posts: 13879
Joined: 24 Aug 2009, 22:32
Location: The Eyrie

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by From4corners » 30 Aug 2013, 18:19

Kee-Ree-Kesh

User avatar
shakermeister
Grumpy Old Man
Posts: 3447
Joined: 30 May 2010, 21:30
FS Record: Won 3 works games plus Euro and works cup , usually finishing in top 3

Re: Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 General Chat & Starting XI Thr

Post by shakermeister » 30 Aug 2013, 20:11

Will Lamela just slot into Bales vacant position ? An attacking mid , 15 goals last season , broke Spurs transfer record he looks a mouth watering prospect , maybe even better than Bale ?

View Latest: 1 Day View Your posts
Post Reply

Return to “Specialist Club Knowledge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests