Fan Report: LA Galaxy 1-1 Spurs

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After waiting up to watch the game until 3:30 AM and not getting to sleep till around about 6ish the game proved to be once which was a disappointment highlighted by the fact that two of our key players, Rafael Van Der Vaart and Kyle Walker were forced to withdraw from the game through injuries and our poor defensive performance which looked shaky at best allowing former spurs player Robbie Keane through on goal numerous times.

We went into the game with what has to be said a weakened team with the likes of Brad Friedel, Benny, Parker, Sandro and of course modric missing from the starting 11 after Modric in fact failed to join up with the squad on our U.S tour as his continuing transfer saga goes on.

However there were some posivitives for us ‘Yids’ to take from the game bearing in mind it was a pre- season game played under extremely hot temperatures.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring for us in the 17th minute as he met the cross of new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson before heading the ball over the helpless keeper. Recently Bale has pledged his loyalty to us by signing a new long term contract which will keep him at the mighty Spurs until 2016 and this goal once again showed us that ‘he was born to play for Spurs’ after he carried out his trademark ‘love-heart’ celebration following his goal. Whilst Galaxy did level 12 minutes later with a goal from David ‘Junior’ Lopes we were unlucky not to have been awarded two clear cut penalties one from a trip on bale and one on our substitute Harry Kane and in my opinion we improved dramatically in the second half remaining solid.

Therefore in spite of all this it has to be remembered that we had a weakened side out with low fitness levels and I’m sure that as our tour in the U.S goes on we will be able to develop under AVB’s style and improve our match fitness. Next up for us is Liverpool in Baltimore which we will dominate like we did against them at home last season beating them 4-0, COYS!

By Jordan Drinkwater- twitter @JDrinkwater7

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  1. Hello fellow insomniacs :-) Yes I too stayed up to watch this game. It was what I expected to be honest. Have a look at the fringe players and take stock of whats worth keeping etc. I was however very concerned about the setup of the back line. This was really the first sign of the team formation that had AVB written all over it. AVB seems to play quite high with dependency on catching people off side, which is very risky if defenders are only learning such a system now. I am not a fan of such a risk. These defenders have been trained throughout their football careers to play a very traditional style of defending, which is why I think such a system is a bit risky. Having said that if he does manage to perfect it ( Sitting on a fence ) then it will be an amazing chink in our armour.

    • You do know that ' chink in the armour' means a hole where a sword can penetrate? That in turn means that we have a big hole in the defense thru which attackers can get in on goal.. Not a good thing!!!

  2. Vdv in my honest opinion isn’t a key player when compared with the likes of walker, Harry did a lot to weaken team strength by not knowing how to mix the team for max performance, any coach like sir Alex or mourhino would have won the league with our players, I’m 70% sure we have the best coach for the team ,the team is going to continuously improve!

  3. AVB'S problem in my opinion is that he seems to want players to adapt to his system irrespective of their abilities thats one of the reasons he failed at Chelsea with slow defenders like Terry and their other clown whose name escapes me. If you are playing a very high line you need defenders who are very quick and a goalkeeper who is quick off his line and can sweep up the ball over the top in the large hole behind the defenders. Have we got those players ?? Cant see friedel sprinting out or daws or any of our other CB'S for all their ability catching a flying forward on the end of a through ball.
    Good coaches have the ability to change their systems according to circumstances. Hope AVB,s learnt from his Chelsea experience.
    COYS

    COYS

  4. AVB'S problem in my opinion is that he seems to want players to adapt to his system irrespective of their abilities thats one of the reasons he failed at Chelsea with slow defenders like Terry and their other clown whose name escapes me. If you are playing a very high line you need defenders who are very quick and a goalkeeper who is quick off his line and can sweep up the ball over the top in the large hole behind the defenders. Have we got those players ?? Cant see friedel sprinting out or daws or any of our other CB'S for all their ability catching a flying forward on the end of a through ball.
    COYS

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