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Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by Super Jan Fan, 9 May 2018.
yeah its complicated, so hopefully Brighton win and we get the extra days off...
The maths are very simple. Play the same level as against Dortmund then we have a chance to go through. Play the same as against southampton or burnley then we have no chance.
Will be a huge test, we’ll do the cunts
Based on this thing:
The Football League: Analysis of historical league positions
The standard deviation was quite low as well, meaning we were often at the top end of the table.
Between 1960 - 1990 though, (removing the dominant patterns of the PL era) the league was a lot less predictable and less consistent - maybe the same bunch of 10 teams were interchanging at the top every season and apart from Liverpool, a league champion could finish 8th the next season. I mean those historic league results don't say much about the modern era.
We're not a colossus, always remaining in the tier below which still means top quarter of the table, long cup runs and perhaps return to a tendency to snag a trophy or two per decade.
At least their coach will be safe this time
I was thinking more like 7-1
I'm such a moron.
I've gone from despair to imagining a Harry and Dele brace, alongside a cheeky Sissokko 35 yard screamer.
Need to contain Sane. That little bugger is a very good footballer.
Not the draw I wanted but at least we have avoided Barca and Juventus. Whenever teams meet in cup matches near League matches, frequently the results are split. I doubt we will lose all 3 matches. As I was expecting to lose the league game, we will get something here as long as we do not suffer any major injuries before hand and our form improves. Hopefully Barca will remove MU and the prospect of 4th not getting CL next year.
Odd that the top four teams all avoided each other.
As it would have been if they had been drawn against each other.
We can beat City but only if we are devoid of the injuries that have beset our season.
It really is not a great draw for City. I just wish for this we had a Deeney or a Rondon in reserve.
On the plus side semi finals consisting of Ajax, Porto, Tottenham and Man U can all still happen. How much of a monster would that be?!?!?
They lost a similar stage last year against another English club and City were even better last year. I agree there is nothing to say we won't knock them out, we have just as good a chance as they do and under Poch we've played well against them, even the games we've lost or drawn. They wanted a European team who would fear them as the big rich club, whereas we are used to playing them. We may lose. But we may not.
I would have preferred a European club, and an easier tie, but it is what it is. No reason for us to lay down and get our belly tickled just cause City are the favorites.
If you want to see what Mancity have become as a club then check out the “fans” comments on this tie on their official Facebook. Not one single proper Mancity supporter commenting. Just a bunch of Asian/African Johnny come lately plastic planks completely dismissing Spurs and basically talking about Juventus in the next round. Now, in my opinion we don’t have a chance, but that’s just my pessimistic Spurs attitude, but to see how plastic this club has become with all their fair weather supporters just makes me want to beat them even more now.
With all due respect, pining for the exceedingly average and, granted, highly physical Deeney and Rondon, for a CL tie, is bizarre. I'd much rather Llorente than those two, and we also have the sublime Son as backup striker.
No Brighton winning would give us the Saturday off we'd play palace on the 3rd instead
We were going to have to beat them at some stage of this tournament. BRING IT!
Personally I'd prefer if Brighton lost and Palace was our opening game. The point I was highlighting was that we want City to win in the FA Cup this weekend so they play in the FA Cup that weekend which would free up the Saturday 12:30 slot for us Vs Brighton regardless of their outcome with Millwall this weekend.
Personally, I'd prefer Palace as the first game, as long as it's on Sky as a week to focus on City will be far better and let's be honest we need to do something quality in the home leg to have as much chance as possible in the away one
So you want Brighton to beat Millwall
Personally I think that's better for us given the circumstances.
If Man City win their FA Cup tie and Brighton lose their FA Cup match we'll be playing Brighton the weekend the fixture is currently scheduled for. If Brighton win we'll play Crystal Palace 3-4 days earlier which I think gives us a week to prepare for City at home.. We'd also have experienced our first night game at the new place so the novelty and feel of it all won't be as surreal. I just think Brighton winning gives us more positives for the game Vs City than negatives so I'd prefer that yeah
I am usually super optimistic but I have a horrible feeling about this