Games for the weekend 21/10

We travel to North London to take on Spurs for a Monday evening game

Spurs v Fulham

The game against Sheffield Utd, doesn’t it seem a long time ago?, was probably the best we’ve played so far this season.
Willian was back to his last season best. Harry, when he came on, looked really hungry, and Tom, that was his goal not an own goal!, really pulled the strings from midfield.

Diop going off injured was really the only bad news, for us, Chris Basham’s was far worse, hopefully both will be back in the not too distant future.

Harry, on his 50th appearance for his country, was the “player” of the Wales v Croatia game, scoring two and being compared, by some, to Gareth Bale!
Saša Lukić also had a “man of the match” performance for Serbia in their 3-1 win over Montenegro.
Timothy Castagne’s Belgium v Sweden match was abandoned at half time following the terrible fatal shooting of two Swedish supporters in Brussels, our thoughts are with their friends and families.
Both Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey came on as substitutes in Nigeria’s 3-2 win against Mozambique.
Leno,  Rodák, Tim Ream, Raúl Jiménez, Ballo-Touré and João Palhinha were all unused substitutes for their respective countries.

Our recent record against Spurs is very one sided with only 3 wins, 15 losses and 3 draws.

Assuming no additional injuries my team would be

team to face Spurs


Games of Interest…

Saturday 21st
Brentford v Burnley
Newcastle v Palace
Chelsea v Arsenal

Sunday 22nd
Villa v West Ham

Monday 23rd
Spurs v Fulham

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Games for the Weekend 03/09

Another derby game, this time we visit Spurs at their “new” place…

Spurs v Fulham

The Brighton game showed that Marco really knows how to get the best out of his players, Mitro is the only player to score against them so far this season!
Tim Ream is in the form of his life, Jedi goes from strength to strength and Tete is playing out of his skin. Andreas and Palhinha look as if they’ve been in the team for a couple of seasons, how have they integrated so quickly? Palhinha reminds me of Danny Murphy, he’s fast becoming one of my favourite players and along with Mitro would be my “first names” on the team sheet.

Away to Spurs is going to be another tough test, I wonder if we’ll get to see our boy Ryan? having 3 wins and 2 draws, scoring 10 and conceding only 4 they have started the season really well.

Our record against Spurs 3 wins, 13 losses and 4 draws

My team, assuming no injuries…


Games of Interest…

Saturday 3rd
Brentford v Leeds
Newcastle v Palace
Forest v Bournemouth
Spurs v Fulham

Sunday 4th
Chelsea v West Ham
Man Utd v Arsenal

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Games for the Weekend 18/08

Another trip to Wembley, this time its Spurs in the Premier League!

Spurs v Fulham

After a disappointing opening game against Palace this weekends game ‘on paper’ will be a far sterner test against a ‘top six’ side in Spurs.

The whole team needs a little time to gel but I don’t think that will take too long. There were lots of positives from the Palace game, Seri looks as good as his reputation suggested, Bryan looked comfortable and hopefully will prove to be a more than adequate replacement for Mattie Targett. Cyrus Christie showed why he was brought in as Freds replacement, if he can get some accuracy into his crosses then he’ll soon become a ‘fans favourite’. Mitro’ was Mitro’, and on another day would have scored a couple.

Games of interest

Saturday 18/08
Cardiff v Newcastle
Everton v Southampton
Leicester v Wolves
Spurs v Fulham

Sunday 19/08
Burnley v Watford
Man City v Huddersfield
Brighton v Man Utd

Monday 20/08
Palace v Liverpool



Team against Spurs 18/08

Over on the forum we’ve been discussing which team we’d choose to play against Spurs at Wembley this weekend, here are a couple of team selections…


Spurs v Fulham (whitejc)

Although Fabri wasn’t as bad as some have made out, I think that we’ve loaned Rico to give both Betts and Fabri competition so I think he’ll get the nod against Spurs.

Assuming Ream and Bryan are fit I think this will be our regular starting back four until Mawson is fully fit.

The midfield three picks itself.

Harsh on Schurrle as I don’t think he did much wrong against Palace however, I’m going for AK rather than Schurrle as I like him, I think he’s going to get better and better as the season progresses. Sess further upfield is a no-brainer as is Mitro.

Not sure about the subs but I would probably choose

Fabri, Le Marchand, Schurrle, Vietto, Fosu-Mensah, Johansen, Kebano


Spurs v Fulham (milo)

Notable inclusions:

GK: Bettinelli
With the season well underway, we are forced to make a decision on our keeper after seeing them play for just 1-2 games. I would like to see Rico in the flesh, but until then Bettinelli takes the number 1 spot. Fabri was brought in for better distribution which we have not seen yet, but more worryingly we have seen his poor decision making coming off his line to take crosses, defend free kicks, and in 1 on 1s. I was disappointed by Marcus’s tweet, I think the more sensible approach would have been to let Fabri put the nails in his own coffin.  

LCB: Ream
Hopefully he will be fit. I had read a few reservations about him stepping up to the Premiership on the forum, but having seen the Celta Vigo game he was faultless and will bring a great deal of solidity to our back four. 

LB: Le Marchand
This was based on Bryan being injured. The Le Marchand we saw do well against Palace is not the player we saw in pre-season. That suggests to me that he struggles when out of position (ie not at LCB where Ream will return). That said, we either play MLM or Sess at left back. I do not think our full backs will get chance to go forward as much against Spurs so I have gone for the out-and-out defender. 

RW: Kamara
Controversial. You’ve got to get the Sessegnon balance right – haul him off after one quiet game and you may affect his confidence. He is a level-headed young player though and will not let his head drop. I would much rather he came on with 20 minutes to go and pop up in the right place at the right time as we all know he can. On to Kamara, he is a real handful. Not at all what we all thought we were buying last summer, instead of the nippy striker we have got a battering ram. In the final few games of last season he suddenly developed a great first touch, good close control and passing. I think he will be an important player this season.


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