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Spurs Chat / Spurs 5 Leicester City 4
« Last post by Voice on May 15, 2018, 04:00:30 PM »
Spurs 5 Leicester City 4 Final game of the season 2017/18

What a day it was yesterday. Let us start at the beginning.

Whatever happened on Sunday we were in the European Champions League. However, we had a chance to cement third place if we won (by whatever score). Not to do so and Liverpool wins then we would fall into fourth spot. Also; if Liverpool lost and Chelsea won then they would swap positions.

The day started early for me. I left my house at 9.30 am, got to Ruislip at 11 am and then left my car at my cousins and took a bus and Tube to Wembley. Once there I went to Tottenham’s hospitality lounge, had a good meal, chat about possible outcomes and then made my way to my seat (I was in the hospitality lounge 2 hrs & 30 minutes).

Before the match the person next to me pointed out Glasgow Rangers result (it ended 5-5). We waited with anticipation for the game to start. They scored first, we equalised, then they went 3-1 up and some thought that that was it. I did think we could score more goals, but by how much was the question. Pochettino’s formation was different and interesting.

Then the fightback came and we got goals, eventually taking it to 4-4. Then Kane scored and I remember saying to my seat-neighbour that this could end as the Glasgow Rangers match did. Our hearts were jumping all over the place. Mixed emotions were here, there and everywhere. Finally, the whistle blew, and we were relieved. God! What an intense game.
We took a breath as the players marched off and then waited in our seats for them to come out again and do their lap of honour.

After the match I went back to the hospitality area and had a few teas, chatted for the last time, at least for this season and then made my way home. Done deal. We were fourth. The end of a strange and unusual season.

THE MATCH

Mauricio Pochettino said it is a "very exciting moment" for the club after they ended the season by winning a sensational nine-goal thriller against Leicester to clinch third place in the Premier League. We trailed 3-1 after 47 minutes, scored three goals in 11 minutes to lead 4-3, only to be pegged back to 4-4 before Harry Kane curled in a 76th-minute winner.

The game was our last at Wembley before they return to the redeveloped White Hart Lane next season.

"It was a fantastic season to finish third and guarantee the Champions League next season," Pochettino told Match of the Day.
"With the move to the new stadium, it is a very exciting moment for this football club.

"It means a lot for the club, the players and the fans."
Kane's winner was his second goal of the game, after he levelled following Jamie Vardy's opener, and takes him to 30 Premier League goals in a season for the first time.
We were 2-1 behind at half-time after Riyad Mahrez had added to Vardy's early header and three minutes after the break Kelechi Iheanacho smashed into the top corner from distance to give Leicester a two-goal cushion. We responded with three quick-fire goals, two for Erik Lamela and an own goal from Christian Fuchs.

In a remarkable second half, Vardy then drew Leicester level with his side's fourth of the afternoon, smashing into the roof of the net after a trademark run in behind the defence. However it was Vardy's international team-mate Kane who had the final say with his effort from the edge of the penalty area, meaning Leicester finished the season ninth.

So that is that and we start all over again in season 2018/19 and a new beginning with it.

For Spurs to be able to get a good season in the Champions League we need new players; some will go, new ones come in and then hopefully we might be more successful in the Trophy department. Fans are paying a great deal for their season's tickets so expect more and will demand more. They – the fans – may moan about prices, but will end up accepting it if there is success and continuation of a top-four spot. Falling below the line will cause unrest and protests.

We all want success, how we get it is down to Levy and Pochettino… not to get it then the fireworks will come, plus probably half-filled stadium.

To next season my friends. Next stop is holidays, summer, World Cup, friendlies, transfer windows, purchases and goodbyes… then on to the new season with two Test-matches (for the new stadium) and then we begin all over again (this time with the hope of winning some silverware).
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Spurs Chat / Review Spurs v Liecester City, last game of the season.
« Last post by Voice on May 12, 2018, 05:44:17 PM »
Review: Spurs v Leicester City in the last game of the season. Tomorrow at 3pm.

Tomorrow we go back to Wembley for the last time to not only say goodbye to our temporary home, but to try to cement our third place position. The supporters will also be given a chance to recognise and thank the players for their efforts over the season. And we can say cheerio to the friends we’ve made and thank the staff for the way they’ve treated us (I speak as a Premium member); making us feel welcome.
Leicester have had an up and down season and if they should win (hope not) and Everton lose then they will go eighth. So we are both fighting for something, plus pride. In Leicester City’s last home game they beat Ars*nal 3-1, denting Wenger’s going memories. But we have home advantage and remember that we’ve only been beaten twice at home in the league (Chelsea & City).

But it is our team we should be concentrating on. After an upheaval season with plenty of surprises thrown in, we’ve finally got a chance to finish third, which wouldn’t be bad considering we haven’t had a home match for a whole season. That is including playing Champions League football, where nobody gave us a dogs chance. But it isn’t just about third, and the bonuses the players will get, it is also about pride, intent and their own positions. Pochettino will be looking over the team assessing them to see who will go, who will be relegated to squad work and what players he will need to challenge for silverware.

After tomorrow’s game it will be a long break, with a World cup thrown in and England’s predictable exit and the fans disappointment, and then the friendlies and the wait for the Premier League to start. But 2018/19 season won’t be any old season but a season where we begin to build for a new future in our new 62,000 seater stadium. A new dawn will open up for us.

Spurs are going back home… remember the season: 2018/ 19.

Team news for tomorrow.

TEAM NEWS
Tottenham's Serge Aurier, Mousa Dembele, Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama all face fitness tests.
Eric Dier returns after missing the win over Newcastle through illness, but Harry Winks remains unavailable.

Leicester are still without Ben Chilwell, Robert Huth, Daniel Amartey, Vicente Iborra, Wilfred Ndidi, Matty James and Shinji Okazaki.
Danny Simpson and Kasper Schmeichel could also miss out, and Marc Albrighton is suspended.

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Spurs Chat / Spurs 1 Newcastle 0
« Last post by Voice on May 10, 2018, 06:37:17 PM »
Spurs 1 Newcastle United 0

We won… just, but we won. And whatever criticism we want to vent at Spurs or Pochettino or even the board that is now by-the-by and our main objective (one of many) has been achieved; a top-four place. We are currently third and because of Chelsea bottling it, we have been confirmed as one of three teams that will be in the UEFA Champions League. The other place will be decided this Sunday when Liverpool and Chelsea play their final games.

The game was up and down with us playing well, then not so well and then… but it ended in our favour, and that is what counts. Therefore the crowd went home Ecstatic and relieved that we are going to play top-flight European football.
Hugo Lloris said qualifying for the Champions League next season "means more than a trophy" after Spurs beat Newcastle at Wembley to confirm their top-four place. Harry Kane scored the game's only goal to take us third with one game remaining, four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, who could only draw with Huddersfield.

We will finish the campaign without silverware but the win means they qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season. It also guarantees that we will finish the season as London's top club for the first time since 1995, despite playing our home games at Wembley while their White Hart Lane home is redeveloped.

We disappointed for much of the game against Newcastle but Kane beautifully guided a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box in the 50th minute. Newcastle had created the better openings in the first half with Jonjo Shelvey hitting the post from a free-kick and Jamaal Lascelles' header forcing a good save from Lloris.

Our fans had become increasingly frustrated before Kane's goal continued the lacklustre form of recent weeks which had put our Champions League qualification in jeopardy.
Newcastle continued to impress after going behind and Jacob Murphy should have equalised but he smashed his shot from inside the area over the bar moments after coming off the bench.

A few probably will leave/ replaced with new blood coming in and hopefully we will start the new season with fresh impetus.
Our next and last match will be against Leicester City (who beat Ars*nal 3-1) and to make sure that we finish third we must defeat them. Either that or Liverpool lose.
COYS!

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Spurs Chat / Spurs 2 Watford 0
« Last post by Voice on May 02, 2018, 05:58:25 PM »
Spurs 2 Watford 0

We won in a poor performance by us last night. Watching the match we certainly didn’t show quality. After the second goal went in we picked up and started to play well, but quickly fell back to a lethargic performance.

There were many times That Watford could have scored and to our luck didn’t quite manage it. We need to buck our ideas up if we want to finish in third position. We are now five points ahead of Chelsea, but more significantly only 1 point behind Liverpool with a game in hand. Our performance didn’t give us or show us confidence for our next match, WBA.

We need to beat Albion and beat them well. Yes, they have suddenly started stringing results together but we must show our superiority and win comfortably. If we want to be regarded as a top-four club then we need to beat teams like WBA, Newcastle United and Leicester City.

To the match: Mauricio Pochettino praised the "massive" win as we move closer to securing qualification for next season's Champions League. Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane gave us a scrappy victory last night that took us five points clear of Chelsea with only three matches to play.

We capitalised on an error from Hornets goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis as Christian Eriksen set up Alli to score from 12 yards out. Kane doubled our lead early in the second half from Kieran Trippier's pull-back and Jan Vertonghen later headed against the post.

Hugo Lloris denied Andre Gray and Richarlison, with the Brazilian also shooting over from six yards out. After criticism from fans and press alike for recent errors, the man did well last night.

As for the visitors, they still not guaranteed Premier League safety and this defeat extended their winless run to seven matches.

This weekend's important matches are WBA v Spurs, Brighton v United and Chelsea v Liverpool. The Chelsea/ Liverpool win is interesting, a draw would probably be ideal, but also a win either way will help us, that is providing we beat WBA.
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Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Great to see you back.
« Last post by Voice on April 28, 2018, 04:10:01 PM »
Spurs are fourth in the league, that is what has been happening, plus we are two games spare over Liverpool.
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Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Great to see you back.
« Last post by spursjoolz on April 10, 2018, 10:49:42 PM »
Hey! Could smebody tell me waht has been happening over the past months?
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Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Great to see you back.
« Last post by SleeK on March 28, 2018, 01:33:48 PM »
Yep, welcome back fellas! 
It's been a while...

COYS!!! :D
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Suggestions & Feedback / Great to see you back.
« Last post by Voice on March 06, 2018, 03:58:36 PM »
Great to see you back. Spurs supporters are lacking a good forum.
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Match Day Chat / Re: Burnley v Tottenham
« Last post by RSS61 on April 03, 2017, 08:39:14 AM »
A great result for sure. As you say Voice, the first half we were not so good. 2nd half we went 442 when Wanyama and Winks went off, and what a difference for Dier ! He was back to his best, clearly playing CB doesn't suit him. If we are gonna play 3 at back, then bring in Wimmer.
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Spurs Chat / Re: Jimmy Greaves
« Last post by Voice on April 02, 2017, 05:28:51 PM »
I saw photos of Jimmy Yesturday with he's family back at the Lane on social media, A true legend. Sad to see him with he's illness.

I saw them as well. He said he won't be able to walk again. Sad.
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