MF looks back on Fulham 1-3 Spurs

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A fine three points. At the risk of stating the obvious, making the most of your opportunities is always going to be key in traditionally tough fixtures like this, and that’s what we did and Fulham didn’t.

We probably had slightly the worst of the first half but still led through two well crafted goals, even if Bale’s finish was of the scruffier kind. In the second period we suffered a bombardment that was pretty much without relief until sub Defoe smashed in our third in the 5th minute of injury time. The Fulham assault was mostly of the aerial kind, and was at times at a level that made a game against Stoke seem like a paper aeroplane fly-past. Brad Friedel more than matched Carlo Cudicini’s midweek performance with save after save. Luka rescued him with a streching goal line diversion the only time he faltered.

Kaboul and King were also superb showing strength, discipline and concentration. That the Fulham goal, just after half time, was scored off Kaboul’s back was no fault of his. The fact that we prevented the seemingly inevitable equaliser was down to him though as well as everyone else who threw their bodies in the way of the shots from Dembele, Zamora, Dempsey and co. That we never took control of the game was due to the midfield being overrun. There was bags of skill on offer and we passed it well in patches but Fulham continually broke whenever we lost the ball and ended up straight on our back four.

On another day the home team might have got the point at least they deserved but as I said at the beginning they didn’t take the chances they created, with Dempsey being the main offender and that was that. Seven wins out of eight including four away from home. Great stuff.

By MF

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  1. why have we got him in a villa shirt-shut up you tosser!!!!!!I bet you test the tea bags to see if theres the right weight. What is the fucking matter with people, the editor is bursting his guts to keep this great thing going and we get a nonce worrying about what shirt the bald bollockhead is wearing. GET A FUCKING LIFE.

  2. That was one of the longest second halfs i have even endured! Still, we stood pretty firm at the back.

    If you take this game and the Arse game as prime examples, it's almost as if we've sacrificed control of the midfield (which we had last season) for a more stout defence and clinical finishing (which we didn't have last season).

    How about a positive comment on Lennon, returning from injury and returning to form? A lovely goal! Good direct running and expert finish with his left foot. Two assists in the previous game too. That is also three goals where the other provided the assist between Lennon and Bale in what seems like a much more fluid attacking system. They're not just stuck out sticking to their wings. Lovely!

    What about our high pressing game we seem to be be adopting? On top of our results, our game looks to be progressing and developing.

    Parker needs to realise when he's got time and space to turn and face the right way when he receives the ball. Too often his head isn't up and he simply passes it back to a defender in a way that Modric or BigTom just wouldn't, knowing that they don't need to.

  3. Why we didnt close down in the 2nd half i dont know but we almost paid for it. I would like to see Sandro play more. Funny how the press havent mentioned sidweks blatant push on parker which was a blatant penalty.

  4. This is fresh new Tottenham squad which is strong in all dept, world class defend with Friedel spearheading. Excellent midfielders with Modric the craetor and what can i say about the forward line, they are simply the best. With such quality we are can put a side all the worries we went thru last season especially loosing in injury time. I think by now Gomez has learnt his lesson on his stupid silly mistake which claimed our Champion league spot this season. Keep up the good job Friedel and hope to see more photos of Friedel in Spurs jersey.

  5. I was thinking can't we have a thread where we talk about stuff not absolutely current, like little anecdotes of games of players , stuff like that.

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