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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by sidsaint at 09:12:09
Agree with American Saint but feel we need to move quicker as a new manager could be needed before the window closes.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by AmericanSaint at 04:43:54
So since there is no math report yet, I will add a few comments here. First, we were in the game in the 1st half and were attacking when Salisu has a brain-fart. WTF? Wow. Then we did our usual mental collapse.

Next, I have supported Rh for the last two seasons, but believe that these first 5 games should determine his future. He did a few things poorly yesterday in his set up. (1) Dnejepo should have been on the bench and Parraud should have started. RP can play the wing back and a team like Tot, you need a seasoned LB (which they exploited well). (2) Lavia should be playing the top of the triangle in the midfield and no Romeu. He has better feet, speed and looks forward first instead of back. (3) He should have exploited Dier in the back and played more over the top balls for AA to run on with his speed. Didnt do that once. (4) Aribo should have been changed at halftime.

So, if RH doesnt make these types of changes and see that a tweak is needed, then he will be gone by the end of Sept., unless the new owners do not care about staying up as they see some of the wages as a major hurdle.

Next - We should be going after Conner Coady as we need a season CB badly. Him in the middle, with JB and MS on the sides could be very good. I wont even talk about a striker as we will not spend the necessary 20-30 needed to get a proven one.

We have a run of games that we need points from and if August has us at the bottom, then I foresee a change in managers.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Avior at 22:18:10
So lets be clear this match was won by Conte. He took one look at the Saints team sheet immediately realised the weak link was our left flank and then told Royal & Kulusevski it was Christmas and Djenpo was playing Santa. Helps that Kulusevski is approaching world class and does what he is told. So we had basically lost before we started. Not helped by a totally inept display by all of the back five, but again it is the same old faces just in a different formation. Back 5 might work against weaker teams but current crop just do not know how to defend the channels against any sort of quality. We will score very few goals as well since transition is just too slow. The other problem we now have is that Lavia already looks a class act. he was best defensive midfielder on the pitch by a mile yesterday. A couple of times he won / retained the ball had a quick look up for de Bruyne or Silva on the move and instead found our lot playing musical statues. So Ralph will have to play him which probably means Romeu cannot play as well and imo he remains one of our top 5. He was very ineffective in his more forward role yesterday. Ralph has a straightforward choice to make now either find a system that works with our 11 best players or decide a system and find 11 players to play it. Its going to be a long season.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by EvertonSaint at 21:41:13
We as supporters have been crying out for a new CH, we see it, but Ralph still seems oblivious to our needs. Is this a manager or is he there for the pay off when he gets a taxi? He seems to have totally ignored what we have known for the last couple of years.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by EvertonSaint at 19:33:39
We as supporters have been crying out for a new CH, we see it, but Ralph still seems oblivious to our needs. Is this a manager or is he there for the pay off when he gets a taxi? He seems to have totally ignored what we have known for the last couple of years.
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Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Your Report added by Royboy48 at 11:52:58
This changes everything

Until the next game
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Block8 at 10:59:53
If only we had a left back and big strong forward on the bench for half time changes!
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by sidsaint at 10:09:35
"You don't win anything with kids". Summer transfers needed to be more experienced players. I'm not saying we didn't buy good prospects but we may find we need them later on to get us back to the premiership as the showing was not good enough to convince that we will survive in the top flight this season. Albeit against a Tottenham team that were quality but Kane and Son didn't score and it was only the first game of the season,so its squeaky bum time already. Need a quality striker above anything else.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by PezzaSaint at 08:33:30
Says a lot about where we are as a club when we’ve got supporters predicting 5-0/6-0 before the game starts! Back 5, two defensive minded midfielders and we still concede 4.

Going to be a long season!!
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Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Your Report added by enfieldargh at 07:50:42
Ref not sure he followed all the new touch protocols well in the first half then gave Boro the slightest nudge as a free kick.

good that he made Willock go off nearest touchline a bit pedantic with free kick placements but failed to make Boro take that free kick in injury time not by the touch line but 10 yards infield and further up. Not for him to hand to justice down to our keeping the ball in the corner antics.

Think Forse should have had a 2nd ylw for his foul on stef. Couldnt see the goings on SAR side school end 2nd half
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Ali_Diarea at 23:38:53
First goal: djenepo useless preventing cross, KWP useless defending against Sessegnon.
Second goal: Aribo completely leaves Dier unmarked.
Third goal: Salisu, wtf
Forth goal: Bednarek nowhere near the goalscorer, just stands in front of our keeper, about two yards away.

Schoolboy stuff

Should of spent £50m on two players - a quality cb and a decent striker - instead of six lambs to the slaughter.


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Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Your Report added by Garnham at 23:12:33
Entertaining first half - more of that to come. Depth a worry with key injuries already. But a win's a win!!
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Bawdrip at 21:29:17
I had feared 5 or 6 nil before the game so 4-1 was better than that I guess but the manner of the performance and the errors were so disappointing.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by wrathoftazz at 21:17:45
OK so match review report will consist of the following.

Rusty team due to off season.
New players need to adapt
Ralph did his best with what he has.
We don't have the money of Spurs
It's only the 1st game of the season
Ralph doesn't know his best start line up

All the above will be "rinse and repeat" till we finally win a game and then it will change to

We said it would take time
New players now know the league
Ralph has it all figured

Followed by reverting to the 1st lot of excuses after we then lose games after that 1 win.

My view from the game...

Ralph spent way to much on what we don't need. We need leaders, not nipple suckers.

Ralph still has no clue on, well, anything.

We had 1 gear and that was "turn up"

My view on interview after.

Ralph saying it wasn't good enough! Well DUH!!
Ralph still hasn't got a clue and will be consulting his magic 8 ball for a solution.

My view in general...

The ONLY place we are going with Ralph is the championship. He still hasn't got a clue, will not develop a clue and I'm quite happy to escort him to the local airport... it may cost me a tenner in petrol but that's money better spent than the £50m he's been allowed to spend in the window.

If I were prowsey, I'd be begging for an exit... unless he has no ambition and doesn't want to play for England.
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Bawdrip at 21:16:06
Easily outplayed. No real upgrade on last season. The three debutants did OK but we were generally poor. I'm gutted as I think Adams could be on the way out. I've always felt he contributed so much (though arguably not enough goals). Think he is better than the alternatives we have.

First trip to the ground since they moved. Impressive but doesn't keep the noise in and all felt a bit flat.

Hottest I've ever been at a football match.

At least leaving ten minutes early meant I could catch the fast early train back to Taunton.
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Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by KeithHaynes at 20:10:15
https://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/swanseacity/news/58143/swansea-city-lose-
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Boris1977 at 19:30:55
I'm not sure how that happened San Marco - I'm as incompetent with IT as the the alpine clot is at football management
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Boris1977 at 19:18:23
I'm not sure how that happened San Marco - I'm as incompetent with IT as the the alpine clot is at football management
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Your Report added by Boris1977 at 19:12:01
I'm not sure how that happened San Marco - I'm as incompetent with IT as the the alpine clot is at football management
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Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Your Report added by Geoff78 at 19:06:32
After a brilliant, almost faultless first half I would have given every player a score of 8 or 9. Apart from the goal we let in everything worked. Chrissy's goal was of course brilliant, but the midfield three controlled the game, the defence was strong and Dykes managed a few good flick ons.
But a game of, err, two halves. It was obvious that we couldn't expect that scintillating form to continue and Wilder is too good a manager not to shake things up. But even so it was very disappointing just how timid we became. The midfield were bypassed, the Boro wing backs were on song and the goals seemed inevitable. In the end it is to Rangers credit that they only conceded the one goal, the assistant referee ruling out another and putting his flag to good use to end a couple of other dangerous attacks. We still managed to create a couple of chances on the break Albert shooting a foot wide and a Dykes effort deflected over the bar. But for a long time it was one way traffic until somehow we became a bit more composed in defence and Boro started to run out of ideas.
I thought Beale could have made his substitutions earlier as it was obvious we needed energy and poor Willock must have been totally knackered. In the end Albert holding the ball in the corner and Bonne drawing the red card clinched it for us.
Hard to pick a MotM. Probably between Willock and Dickie. I thought Dykes had a good game, but things not quite coming off for Ilias at the moment, but he never hides and I'm sure it will come good soon.
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