VIDEO: AVB – Poor first half cost Spurs against Newcastle

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Dom Le Roy

Andre Villas-Boas was left to rue Tottenham’s poor first-half performance after watching his side lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle United.

An inspired display from Tim Krul help keep the away side in front, particularly when we improved our performance in the second half. There were some performances to forget in the Spurs team – notably Dembele, Paulinho and Townsend

All in all, a disappointing day at White Hart Lane. Two videos below…

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  1. its time for daniel to follow the abromvich lead and sack AVB . its a long time since we have played and never looked like scoring yes krull played well but there was not one great save .

  2. The performances of Spurs were awful last season but Gareth Bale got Spurs out of trouble in many games. This year there is no one special to get Spurs out of the mess that has been made by too many mediocre players (Sigurdsson, Chadli, Dembele, Naughton, Paulinho) and boring tactics.

    AVB is responsible for buying all these average below par players (except Naughton who was bought before) and for the negative tactics.

  3. The weak link in this Spurs team is the lack of a creative player in midfield. Paulinho and Dembele provide nothing in terms of creativity for this team and are hugely over rated. They are the wrong players for Spurs and it was a big mistake buying them.

    It is a tragedy that Tom Carroll is playing in the championship, when he could give Spurs the creativity that is missing.

  4. Avb is not getting it right, he just beliefs in some players and those players are not helping the team, such as solgado etc. To me at the moment adebayo is ar off better than that solgado, so I don't think the club should leave it all alone for Avb to decide. Adebayo should be giving a chance.

  5. From what I did see today Spurs can't play 4-2-3-1. . . not at our pitch at White Hart Lane. And why they should do anyway? Why do we need two defensive midfielders when at home and only one striker? I firmly believe that one in front of our back four is more than enough especially if that's Sandro. 4-4-2 with Sandro and in my opinion Holtby will be the perfect match. One can defend and one can attack and create chances. Eriksen had today had another shocking game, the same can be said about Dembele as well. Don't even mention Paulinho. The 17 million summer purchase has been nothing but disappointment lately and today was just as bad. I am sorry but until proven wrong Sandro and Holtby are our best central midfielders based on creativity and stability. 4-4-2 of course will require two wingers and I can't see Townsend being one of them. After a flash of skills and one goal for England he believes that he made it but how wrong he is and AVB for selecting him. Lennon on the right Chadli on the left covered by Andros and Guilfy is the obvious best configuration for Spurs right now. The two up front? Soldado and Lamela of course by all means. I have seen miracles over the years and the risings of stars when you don't expect. From what I've seen Lamela has what it takes to be our "just behind the striker player" simply because he can pass, dribble, find spaces and most importantly score goals. 15 goals for Roma last season only proved that and a partnership with Soldado can be something that even the Spaniard was dreaming of. The two of them can certainty play together and can produce magic, goals and joy to watch Spurs play the Tottenham way again. 4-4-2 was the formula that saved us last season or maybe is just the only can play

  6. play lamella – he was awesome midweek – townsend is predictable. how can these players not be scoring?? oh yeah – townsend can't shoot or pass and too much goes through him. erik played all over place on thursday and switched from right to left very well. Townsend drifts inside and can't do anything. QUICKER PLAY – LOOK AT LIVERPOOL PLAYING TWO STRIKERS – THEY'RE FLYING AND WE HAVE BETTER PLAYERS.

  7. play lamella – he was awesome midweek – townsend is predictable. how can these players not be scoring?? oh yeah – townsend can't shoot or pass and too much goes through him. erik played all over place on thursday and switched from right to left very well. Townsend drifts inside and can't do anything. QUICKER PLAY – LOOK AT LIVERPOOL PLAYING TWO STRIKERS – THEY'RE FLYING AND WE HAVE BETTER PLAYERS.

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