Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Ozza » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:56 pm

-DL- wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:38 pm
Yet they're only two points behind us with a game in hand against Burnley.

The moment they over-take us, I'm going to get sooooo much grief with the amount of Spurs memes I've sent to Spud fans on my WhatsApp...
Ahhh well we had a good run at it, I’m still hoping that the whole Conte thing collapses into a festering ball of crap.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Wilko1304 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:57 pm

You've been told, and the last word one-upmanship is really clear and obvious for everyone to see. Wind it in or go to the appropriate thread

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by vietnammer » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm

Aaaw go on Conte, show the world what Spurs are made of. You can beat Brighton with 7 changes. You really can!

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Post by Aceface » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:02 pm

Brighton are down to the bare bones themselves - loads of injuries. Could look like a Carabao Cup game

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Post by Gsbgsb » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:05 pm

stu1 wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Yet somehow if they win their game in hand against Burnley they'd be above us.........still can't understand how that's the case given how poor they've been.
Because actually the league side has not been that poor. Few bad games yes (Man Utd and Palace immediately spring to mind) but a lot of the hype is the delusional level of expectation their fans have.

They think they have some right to currently challenge the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea when in truth their current level is Man Utd, Arsenal and us.

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Post by stu1 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:37 pm

Gsbgsb wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:05 pm
Because actually the league side has not been that poor. Few bad games yes (Man Utd and Palace immediately spring to mind) but a lot of the hype is the delusional level of expectation their fans have.

They think they have some right to currently challenge the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea when in truth their current level is Man Utd, Arsenal and us.
Whilst you certainly have a point regarding the delusion of their fans, performance wise they’ve been shocking in a large number of games.

I’m pretty sure at one stage they went something like 4 hours without a shot on target, whilst Kane has one league goal to his name this season.

They seem to have managed to scrape a number of games by 1 goal whilst playing poorly (Norwich aside) and then losing quite heavily when they lose.

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Post by bonzosbeard » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:59 pm

If we have to take a break as this variant sweeps through it may give us a breather until the January window. May give us a fighting chance with centre back loans.

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Post by WCpete » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:53 am

Not sure I get what the difference to having 6 players out with Covid vs our entire back 4 plus one being out injured. FA had betterc not postpone matches for them.

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Post by HammerMan2004 » Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:09 am

WCpete wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:53 am
Not sure I get what the difference to having 6 players out with Covid vs our entire back 4 plus one being out injured. FA had betterc not postpone matches for them.
Our injuries probably aren’t contagious, would be my guess.

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Post by WCpete » Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:14 am

was being tongue in cheek, nevertheless if you're out you're out.

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Post by DublinDave » Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:17 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:09 am
Our injuries probably aren’t contagious, would be my guess.
Andy Carroll's injuries certainly were... took the Cont-ages to get back from an injury, played 3 games then back on the treatment table for 6 months...

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Post by Ironing Board » Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:25 am

It’s not to be sneezed at!

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:30 am

Are covid tests carried out in-house or by the PL?

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by S-H » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:44 am

Look at the Teams Conte has faced so far..

Vitesse (H)
Everton (A)
Leeds (H)
NS Mura (A)
Burnley (A) Postponed
Brentford (H)
Norwich (H)

Nuno Espirito Santo would gained similar results against that lot.

Lets see how they get on, when they actually play a decent side..

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by bubbles1966 » Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:22 am

League wise , they've had 8 home games and 6 away and the bulk of their points have come at home against poor quality teams. They ****ed a win v Man City on the opening day.

A defeat is their most common result away from home. They've lost 4 out of 5 against the top 7, either home or away.

I think it's been mentioned in another thread but being ruthlessly consistent against teams 8-20 will put a team near the top even if they keep losing almost all their head to heads against other teams up at the top of the league. It's how Conte won a league at Chelsea. As soon as that consistency drops, so does the league position.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:56 am

i don't really see what there is to mock. We wont be laughing if dawson and diop and others get it some time in the next 4 weeks or onwards, and that's not unlikely. we've already had team members who have already had other strains and the by all accounts the current one is worse.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Aceface » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:22 am

S-H wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:44 am
Vitesse (H)
Everton (A)
Leeds (H)
NS Mura (A)
Burnley (A) Postponed
Brentford (H)
Norwich (H)
And to add some granular detail to that, the Everton, Leeds and Brentford sides they faced were probably at their weakest points of the season due to injury. Leeds was basically a B team, Brentford obviously haven't been the same since Raya was crocked (unfortunately for us – he was the difference between us and them taking the points on the day given the second half siege), and if they play Brighton this week as planned, they have 8 first teamers out themselves.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Coops » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:29 am

Aceface wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:22 am
And to add some granular detail to that, the Everton, Leeds and Brentford sides they faced were probably at their weakest points of the season due to injury. Leeds was basically a B team, Brentford obviously haven't been the same since Raya was crocked (unfortunately for us – he was the difference between us and them taking the points on the day given the second half siege), and if they play Brighton this week as planned, they have 8 first teamers out themselves.
The media will skip over Brighton's injuries. They are always keen to make excuses for the 'big 6'.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Aceface » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:16 am

I had a look on one of the Tottenham forums to see if they knew who was actually ruled out and inadvertently discovered a brilliant nugget related to us – several who thought Bowen fouled Mendy on the weekend.

There's committed tribalism and then there's fan fiction like that.

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Re: Spurs face disruption after coronavirus outbreak in squad

Post by Cornelius Beal » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:40 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:30 am
Are covid tests carried out in-house or by the PL?
I would think at the training gronds rather than their houses.

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