- Mar 14, 2018
Looking forward to seeing how we go on against Spurs, thats the real test, and if we can get a result against them then it will put us in great measure to get top 4.
Positive thing here is that both these clubs are in Europa League which now gets a bit more serious so teams start playing more first team players and you also get an extra knock out round to deal with as well. Add to that Chelsea have a league cup semi final to fit in this month as well and you could find that come March they are knackered. We had it in Jose's first season with us and eventually we threw the towel in with the league as the squad was falling to bits if we can keep the pressure on I think we can catch them.We have a chance for fourth, but no matter how many games we win, we are dependant on Arsenal and Chelsea slipping up. Fingers crossed.
Could we phone in sick?Was reading today that our game against City is FA Cup quarter final weekend so likely to be moved to the end of the season. Could be in a horrible position either of them being able to win it at Old Trafford or us beating them handing Liverpool the title.
Do you think we should have changed our formation once Spurs did? I think we were losng that battle in the middle and should have changed.The draw would do us great. But I don’t think we can play like that again and get away with it. De Gea saved us and highlighted how poor our defence is again
I don’t know about a change of formation it was just the mindset that was wrong. It was a case of dropping 20 yards too deep probably scared of the ball over the top to Son. But we were just inviting pressure and realistically poor finishing is the reason for us getting the 3 points but it’s been so true the other way around at times that we deserve that and the sublime De Gea to keep the run going.Do you think we should have changed our formation once Spurs did? I think we were losng that battle in the middle and should have changed.
I don't think we are better drilled defensively at all.It was a pitiful bench for options to be fair.
As jsp said, Spurs were absolutely electric and under Jose we could have conceded 3 or 4, Ole has us drilled so much better defensively. We were running back as a team to defend and you could see a bank of 6, 4 defenders and 2 midfielders, moving perfectly in unison.
yep I think Arsenal win too but I can't see it, a draw next best result.
Spurs were a mess at the back as well Lloris made 7 saves which for a home keeper is a lot and he didn’t stop many that were straight at him.I thought we looked a mess at the back they tore us apart with ease all game. When your keeper gets motm you generally didn't defend great.
Also with the manager ripping into to the team, and that team already has past of falling out with the managers I’d say good chance that’s on the cards againI can't believe it but... Top 4 is very very much back on. Chelsea are in our sights and are a team who are struggling right now.