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Norwich City vs Spurs (Away) Sunday 5th December.

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morty

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I watched a bit of the Spurs game last night, and honestly, they really didn't look up to much. That said, this is a tough away game, but we're going to need to play better than we did at Newcastle if we want to get anything!

Hoping for good news on either Rashica or Normann, am not really sure what was up with either of them, only thing I heard was Normann might have to see a specialist, so that sounds like something longer term.
 
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I watched a bit of the Spurs game last night, and honestly, they really didn't look up to much. That said, this is a tough away game, but we're going to need to play better than we did at Newcastle if we want to get anything!

Hoping for good news on either Rashica or Normann, am not really sure what was up with either of them, only thing I heard was Normann might have to see a specialist, so that sounds like something longer term.
Normann has been suffering with a problem to do with ligaments in the pelvis area.

If I recall correctly, Rashica had groin strain, actually went with the squad up north but they decided not to play him at last minute.

Spurs second goal looked worrying, so clinical on the break, we'll have to watch out for that.
 
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Normann has been suffering with a problem to do with ligaments in the pelvis area.

If I recall correctly, Rashica had groin strain, actually went with the squad up north but they decided not to play him at last minute.

Spurs second goal looked worrying, so clinical on the break, we'll have to watch out for that.
I had already switched over to the Man Utd gam, at that point!
 
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I had already switched over to the Man Utd gam, at that point!
I didn't make the United game, a long day in the cold / wet & a generous helping of Dr Jack did for me. :rolleyes:
 
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My mate the Spurs fan describes his team a 'f***king s**te' at the moment and reckons we could grab at least a point off them.
 
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My mate the Spurs fan describes his team a 'f***king s**te' at the moment and reckons we could grab at least a point off them.
I don't know what has happened to them, a few seasons ago Spurs were a great watch, they played really attractive football, I would go out of my way to watch them. What the hell happened to the Son and Kane show?
 
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DS: 'Reasonable start for me. But we feel we have left a few points out there. Should have performed a lot better against 10 at #newcastle.'

Normann has had injections in pelvic area. Potentially back for Manchester United. Rashica out for 3-4 weeks. More from DS on the injury disappointments: "It is a blow but there are opportunities for others to step up." On Normann, they're managing pain, so not looked at surgery at this stage

DS: "The next step is to create more chances, we're having less big chances against us, defending well as a team, protecting our keeper well, the next step is to be braver on the ball."

DS on Tottenham's 2-0 home win over Brentford last night: "Spurs started really well, were pushing forward at every opp in first half, little drop off in second and spell when Brentford had them under pressure but scored a transition goal that was really good."

Teemu Pukki Dean Smith knew he was a good player but didn’t realise quite how good. Says he is setting a standard for others to follow.

January? Sign a goalscorer? DS: “Not looked at January. Not spoken to Stuart about it. I’m still assessing the players we have here.”

DS: “I’ve been impressed by the @NorwichCityAcad games. Our 18s were unfortunate against Stoke. I’ve seen the 23s as well and there are some players to like in there.”

Smith on Adam Idah: "Teemu has set the standard and Adam can see that's the standard that he has to get to. I can see there's a lot of potential in his ability."

DS: “Andrew’s a top player and I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen in training.”

DS also confirms Cantwell is clear of his Covid ping now, has been training and has returned a negative test so is available, so that's a big help in light of Rashica injury.

Gibson… DS: “I felt it was a pairing that played together a lot in the Championship (with Hanley). Defensively we’ve improved as a team.” DS: “Gibbo’s got a really good number of blocks in, we’ve defended our box really well and he’s got a hell of a diagonal on him as well.”

DS: "We've gone the whole of November but probably still labelled with outside noise as being a poor team. We have to avoid the outside noise." Again emphasised that players have to go and prove everyone wrong to secure PL survival.

DS: “Josh Sargent’s work rate and endeavour is there for all to see. If he keeps working hard, his rewards will come.”

Dean rounded off his team news bulletin by revealing Sam Byram won't feature for the Under-23s against Reading this afternoon, however he's building towards a 90 minute performance and the staff are very pleased with him.
 
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I'm off to this one! Second away day of the season for me after also going to Arsenal earlier on in the season. I'm also heading down to West Ham in a couple of weeks too, so am doing a mini tour of the London grounds at the minute (I did also try and get tickets for Chelsea but couldn't, which is a bit of a relief seeing how that one played out :D ). But yeah, excited to see what Spurs' new ground is like, it looks amazing.

That said, I have an appalling record when watching us away from home. I don't go to many away games (trying to go to more from this season onwards),but I'd say I average 1 or 2 a season. Yet the last time I saw us win away from home, not counting Wembley obviously, was against QPR in January 2012, which, off the top of my head is 15/16 games now I've been to and not seen us win. I apologise to everyone in advance when we lose this game as I am almost certainly to blame.

It'll be interesting to see if Smith makes any changes, as I thought all 3 subs impressed off the bench against Newcastle. I like Sargent overall and as Deano says his work rate is there for all to see, but I'm sorry, with the ball at his feet the guy's a Donkey. Maybe if he eventually gets a goal that'll boost his confidence and he'll show more of what he can do, but as hard as he works and is a good presser etc I'd be looking to drop him for this one. I thought Idah was good off the bench last week so I'd be tempted to put him in Sargent's place on the right and then playing Tzolis from the left. I don't think either PLM or Giannoulis will come in but I wouldn't mind seeing either of them in the XI either.
 
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I don't know what has happened to them, a few seasons ago Spurs were a great watch, they played really attractive football, I would go out of my way to watch them. What the hell happened to the Son and Kane show?
Sacking Pochetino proved to be a mistake I reckon. Jose turned them into a more defensive outfit and Nuno wasn't a good fit. The players knew he wasn't 1st choice and seemed to play as if they didn't care much about anything he tried to do. Kane sulking also appeared to have a negative effect on Son. Let's hope Conte's kick up the 'arris doesn't start to work until Monday.
 
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I'm off to this one! Second away day of the season for me after also going to Arsenal earlier on in the season. I'm also heading down to West Ham in a couple of weeks too, so am doing a mini tour of the London grounds at the minute (I did also try and get tickets for Chelsea but couldn't, which is a bit of a relief seeing how that one played out :D ). But yeah, excited to see what Spurs' new ground is like, it looks amazing.

That said, I have an appalling record when watching us away from home. I don't go to many away games (trying to go to more from this season onwards),but I'd say I average 1 or 2 a season. Yet the last time I saw us win away from home, not counting Wembley obviously, was against QPR in January 2012, which, off the top of my head is 15/16 games now I've been to and not seen us win. I apologise to everyone in advance when we lose this game as I am almost certainly to blame.

It'll be interesting to see if Smith makes any changes, as I thought all 3 subs impressed off the bench against Newcastle. I like Sargent overall and as Deano says his work rate is there for all to see, but I'm sorry, with the ball at his feet the guy's a Donkey. Maybe if he eventually gets a goal that'll boost his confidence and he'll show more of what he can do, but as hard as he works and is a good presser etc I'd be looking to drop him for this one. I thought Idah was good off the bench last week so I'd be tempted to put him in Sargent's place on the right and then playing Tzolis from the left. I don't think either PLM or Giannoulis will come in but I wouldn't mind seeing either of them in the XI either.
Enjoy your trip matey, although it sounds like you need to up your game somewhat to avoid away losses!

I've mentioned before, to be fair to Josh, he doesn't have a record of creating or scoring goals anywhere. He's generally been used as a battering ram for more creative players to feed off second balls etc and he helps defensively. As much as I didn't want to buy him initially, I don't think it's right to criticise him for what he does on the pitch.
Blame Webber / Farke for buying him & Deano for playing him.
 
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I'm off to this one! Second away day of the season for me after also going to Arsenal earlier on in the season. I'm also heading down to West Ham in a couple of weeks too, so am doing a mini tour of the London grounds at the minute (I did also try and get tickets for Chelsea but couldn't, which is a bit of a relief seeing how that one played out :D ). But yeah, excited to see what Spurs' new ground is like, it looks amazing.

That said, I have an appalling record when watching us away from home. I don't go to many away games (trying to go to more from this season onwards),but I'd say I average 1 or 2 a season. Yet the last time I saw us win away from home, not counting Wembley obviously, was against QPR in January 2012, which, off the top of my head is 15/16 games now I've been to and not seen us win. I apologise to everyone in advance when we lose this game as I am almost certainly to blame.

It'll be interesting to see if Smith makes any changes, as I thought all 3 subs impressed off the bench against Newcastle. I like Sargent overall and as Deano says his work rate is there for all to see, but I'm sorry, with the ball at his feet the guy's a Donkey. Maybe if he eventually gets a goal that'll boost his confidence and he'll show more of what he can do, but as hard as he works and is a good presser etc I'd be looking to drop him for this one. I thought Idah was good off the bench last week so I'd be tempted to put him in Sargent's place on the right and then playing Tzolis from the left. I don't think either PLM or Giannoulis will come in but I wouldn't mind seeing either of them in the XI either.
It's not on tv so looking forward to hearing a match report from you.
 
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Sacking Pochetino proved to be a mistake I reckon. Jose turned them into a more defensive outfit and Nuno wasn't a good fit. The players knew he wasn't 1st choice and seemed to play as if they didn't care much about anything he tried to do. Kane sulking also appeared to have a negative effect on Son. Let's hope Conte's kick up the 'arris doesn't start to work until Monday.
Son is a hugely underrated player, he could be so dangerous on Sunday.
 
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Couldn't get a ticket for Spurs. London games are always popular, against my better judgement am going to West Ham. They can keep their cheap Palace tickets though!
 
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Couldn't get a ticket for Spurs. London games are always popular, against my better judgement am going to West Ham. They can keep their cheap Palace tickets though!
Is Selhurst Park any better these days?
 
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Back to our rightful place! :D

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