Spurs @ Arsenal - FA Cup 3rd round - 4 January

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  1. pookspur

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    note the absence of a [R] here. as per what appears a majority of those who care one way or the other - and because I'm watching later broadcasts of other round 3 games - let's try to leave out developments from other matches. for all that's decent, people, don't ruin Grimsby Town/Huddersfield for me!

    anyway ... it's us and them at theirs. as everyone knows by now, I want as much effort in the cups as we can afford, but we're coming to a point where the number of games will start to tell, and squad rotation will become paramount. injuries are becoming problematic, though, and it'll be a tougher balance for Tim to strike than our depth would lead one to assume. any of holtby, lamela, and/or siggy could feature in midfield changes from yesterday, but with sandro out, I'm thinking capoue is a must. fewer options for change at the back, unless Sherwood's going to make less of a commitment to this than I'd like. i don't even think of guessing our lineups these days.

    whatever. i'll take what i get, i suppose. just make a fist of it, whatever you do, lads. COME. ON. YOU. SPURS. it's them.


  2. SPUR-ious

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    At least we're heading into this with some momentum and belief. COYS!
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    "Our main objective should be to deny Arsen*l, a chance at any silverware" ;)
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  4. SPUR-ious

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    Reports say Ade fit for Saturday. The Independent reports Holtby has a knee problem and Sandro will be out another three weeks.


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    I'd like to see Lamala up front with Soldado. I know that is not really his position, but he seems to do better on the front end and Soldado might be able to get him the ball in good space.
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    Odd that Holtby has a knee issue, I'm hearing rumors he's not happy about not players. Ofcourse saying that he has a knee issue could be the main reason and the other is BS.
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    Also, the game is on FOX which is AWESOME!!!
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    Tim added that Erik (thigh), Kyle Naughton (ankle, hamstring), Paulinho (ankle), Gylfi (calf) and Jan (ankle) are all out.

    I was concerned about that as well, but saw this: Tim on team news: "Jermain, Lewis and Andros are all back in training, which is good news."
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    If Tom Carroll comes back I would love to see him out there. Townsend would be a nice addition as well because of his pace and if we start him and Lennon on the wings and Demeble and Eriksen in the middle.... Look out.
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    For Arsenal: No Giroud, Bendtner, Gibbs, Ramsey, Sanogo, Oxlaid-Chamberlain, or Ozil

    They are definitely weakened by this batch of injuries.
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    Perfect. Just in time for the match v. Arsenal. I feel he will put on a world class performance.






















    Oh, not that one.
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    Sadly that was the thought going in to the last match too.
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    Holtby was amazing before he got injured, can't imagine Tim would bench him. I still want to see him and Eriksen out there together.

    As for the match is l'arse and i want to win so bad. we have a week off after this match so lets really get at them and keep this great run of form going.
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    Not sure how Holtby and Eriksen will be out there together but...
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    technically, that's a secondary objective. but it does dovetail nicely with our primary objective, which is winning the fooking FA cup.

    pardon the pedantry.
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    Can't sleep. Up since 5. JUST BE HERE ALREADY.
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    Wasn't that tried already against West Brom? I remember it being abysmal.
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    Same starting 11 as Man U except Bentaleb in for Capoue. Curious decision.
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    interesting that arse are starting FlabbyHandski in goal. Ozil on the bench- wonder how healthy he is.
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    Tim is Tim - I think he recognises the job Capoue / a true DM can do but he hasn't yet suffered the setbacks to make him think differently. Bentaleb in today and coming on at OT is/was Tim reverting to type.

    Walcott on the shoulder of Dawson and Chiriches at the Emirates. I foresee trouble for Hugo.

    But like every game, I hope for something good!
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    Excited. Finally get to see what this team can do against top competition under Sherwood.(see what I did there Manchester United?)
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    Yeah not sure about putting Capoue on the bench unless he has a knock, the team is far stronger with a specialist dmid in front of the defence.
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    If Ade gets sent off again, I will not be held responsible for my actions.
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    Eriksen clean through, needed to open his body out and put it far post.
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    Come Christian need to finish there!

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