Saints v Spurs - Sun 21st Jan, 16:00 KO

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BTripz posted this 14 January 2018

Fuck you @AG,factual titles only from now on.

Spurs visit next Sunday, can Saints make it 12 games without a league victory? I bet you can get pretty short odds that they can and will!

I predict a 4-2 humping!

BTW has anyone got a spare member number I can borrow for the game?

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Fowllyd posted this 14 January 2018

I think you're right BT - it's time to go back to basics. If aping someone else's style isn't doing it then you need to revert to the game that you know best - straightforward, honest, factual thread titles. No messing - you've delivered.

As to the game, it's easy to be totally down about out prospects, but let's not forget that Spurs have their vulnerabilities. We need to do everything we can to break up their rhythm, and for that we have to boss the midfield. So I'd bring Lemina in for Davis - as others have pointed out, Davis' form this season has been well below his usual standards, and having a quick, fierce tackler who also likes to get forward in there instead of him looks right to me.

Other than that, I might be inclined to play Boufal and Gabbiadini rather than Tadic and Long, but that's marginal. Long, for all the complaints about him, has been playing well and giving opposing defences a lot to think about. If we have sufficient players out there to pick up on things that Long creates then we've got some goals in us.

Keep it tight as hell in midfield, don't let them establish the style of play they want to, and keep pressure on their defence at the same time. Who knows, it might just work...

CB Saint posted this 14 January 2018

I shall be well and truly imbedded in Apres Ski when this starts. By the time I emerge, I will be too twatted to give a shit.

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newyorksaint posted this 14 January 2018

My team would be

McCarthy

Bertrand Hoyt Yosh Cedric

Romeu, Hoyberg and Lemina

Gabbi Boufal Long 

Subs on at 60 mins JWP  and Tadic 

Fatso posted this 14 January 2018

2-2

Barry Sanchez posted this 14 January 2018

I predict Pellegrino will come out with the same shite as the last games since November when we last won.

saintbletch posted this 14 January 2018

I'll be there*. 

We'll win.

We always win** when I go to SMS.

 

*Courtesy of SO5 and via the good grace of Flyd.

**We don't. 

Areola Grandee posted this 14 January 2018

Originally posted by BTripz

Fuck you @AG

 

 I weep.... alone, my head held in my hands in relentless melancholy...  

MoPe 1 - 4 MoPo

Fowllyd posted this 15 January 2018

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Originally posted by BTripz

Fuck you @AG

 

 I weep.... alone, my head held in my hands in relentless melancholy...  

MoPe 1 - 4 MoPo

Get thee behind the thread title.

cellone posted this 15 January 2018

Best thread title ever. Even has the kick off time. Nice work.

As for the team NYS looks good though I'm puzzled as to why you've dropped JWP. 

PhilippineSaint posted this 15 January 2018

This willl be one I can watch from my pit in the middle of the South China sea, which incidently is the same place I watched our last win in the league. so it is all coming together.

2-0 Saints. 

JWP will be in the team.

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Dubai_Phil posted this 15 January 2018

Back to basics or..

Basics would be watching a dodgy stream from behind the sofa.

Or would be wearing my pyjamas top impression of our shirt to the pub 

Each has merit the latter because we are unbeaten since I bought the shirt & wore it to the pub.

Decisions as difficult as MoPe has.

Hope I' better at them.

1-3

Oh and ffs Saints DON'T GIVE ERIKSSEN SPACE OUTSIDE OUR BOX!

Goatboy posted this 15 January 2018

Originally posted by CB Saint

I shall be well and truly imbedded in Apres Ski when this starts. By the time I emerge, I will be too twatted to give a shit.

 Where are you going CB?

Areola Grandee posted this 15 January 2018

Cunts! (Spurs that is, not newly emboldened match thread title simplicity aficionados) 

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PhilippineSaint posted this 15 January 2018

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Cunts! (Spurs that is, not newly emboldened match thread title simplicity aficionados) 

 That avatar has made you very angry  @Mr AG 

Rust Cohle posted this 15 January 2018

I'm predicting Pellegrino's finest hour (and 30 mins)  :-   his secret weapon the 'Anti-Press'(tm) will be released upon the unsuspecting and tactically behind the times Pochettino.   

We will give them so much space and time that confusion will set in giving us time to defend deeper than ever before.   Jack Stephens and Yoshida will be stationed on the goal line to cover mccarthy and will only be allowed off it at half and full time.   

Shane Long will start.

 

9-1 to spurs. 

Dubai_Phil posted this 15 January 2018

Should the anti-press not be called the De Press @Rustie?

 

Simon says posted this 15 January 2018

Kane, Alli, Son and Erickson all to score as usual.

5-4 Saints...

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Rust Cohle posted this 15 January 2018

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Should the anti-press not be called the De Press @Rustie?

 

Ideally Dubster but you know Mauricio.   A Stubborn stubborn man.

It becomes 'De-pressing' after 90 mins is his argument. 

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TheMightyOstrich posted this 15 January 2018

I'd be tempted to ask the FA if we can field an extra man or two given our disadvantage of being tactically retarded. Then it might be a game.

Other than that I have no solutions.

Would defintely play Long because Sanchez and Vertonghen tend to make mistakes when pressured and when against pace. Kane will score, so will Eriksen, so we really need to score at least two goals (in the first half, obvs) to stand a chance of a point. That being the case I'd probably play Gabby as well... but then we lose width or surrender the midfield, neither of which is a good idea against Spurs.

I'd go 3-5-2:

                          McCarthy

         Yosh          Hoedt        Bertrand

                      Hoj             Romeu

Cedric              Lemina                      McQueef

                       Gabby      Long

PhilippineSaint posted this 15 January 2018

Originally posted by TheMightyOstrich

I'd be tempted to ask the FA if we can field an extra man or two given our disadvantage of being tactically retarded. Then it might be a game.

Other than that I have no solutions.

Would defintely play Long because Sanchez and Vertonghen tend to make mistakes when pressured and when against pace. Kane will score, so will Eriksen, so we really need to score at least two goals (in the first half, obvs) to stand a chance of a point. That being the case I'd probably play Gabby as well... but then we lose width or surrender the midfield, neither of which is a good idea against Spurs.

I'd go 3-5-2:

                          McCarthy

         Yosh          Hoedt        Bertrand

                      Hoj             Romeu

Cedric              Lemina                      McQueef

                       Gabby      Long

 I think you are trying to say we will lose but politely ?

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