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    Does size matter?

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    Boltjean
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    Does size matter?

    Post by Boltjean on Tue Oct 29 2013, 06:17

    Dembele claims the White Hart Lane pitchis partly to blame for Spurs lack of goals at home. The pitch is 100 metres long by 67 metres wide, and only Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Stoke have smaller pitches. The majority of premiership pitches are 105 metres long by 68 metres wide. He states that the dimensions of the pitch are restricting the team. Some teams come here and make a block, we don't have a big pitch so it's even more difficult, if we have more space it's easier for us. We have spoken about how teams are playing like this against us, but it's not only us, these kind of teams do it against all top sides. It's easier for us when teams try to attack us. it was lie that last season in games like this, we hardly ever win them comfortably.
    I can only assume by block Dembele means shut up shop in the hope of making a break and grabbing a goal. He made the statement after the Hull City game. Grounds for thought, Lol

    Boltjean
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    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by Boltjean on Tue Oct 29 2013, 06:19

    Should read, White Hart Lane pitch is, not pitchis. Sorry

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    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 29 2013, 07:06

    crazy that he blames the pitch.
    its not changed. other spurs teams with less abilty have had no problem scoring goals.

    im sure if we went 442 at home and dropped dembele and played erikson we would score more goals.

    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by BazSpur on Tue Oct 29 2013, 07:17

    Didn't stop Bale from marauding down the wing. Or Ginola. He should stop looking for excuses.


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    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by LOVELOVEROCKET on Tue Oct 29 2013, 07:43

    its up to the wingers to stay out wide and stop cutting in .

    long as you pass ball quicker stop teams getting back into postions it dont matter how big a pitch is.

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    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 29 2013, 07:46

    it dont help with dembele holding on to the ball too long.

    he should know what hes going to do with the ball before he receives the ball.

    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by totalytot on Tue Oct 29 2013, 08:11

    BazSpur wrote:Didn't stop Bale from marauding down the wing. Or Ginola. He should stop looking for excuses.
    That's the thing Baz, Bale and Ginola had that touch of genius that bit of magic that can turn games. It's what we don't have at the moment. I think we really miss Bale more than we missed Modric the season before.

    Mikey M

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    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by Boltjean on Tue Oct 29 2013, 19:37

    I agree LLR. I said in a post Re the Sheriff match, the times Lennon gets the ball and instead of going down the wing and getting in a cross, he cut's inside to an already congested middle of the pitch. As Baz and Mikey have said, Bale and Ginola did it, and others before them. I can not see no matter what style of play we use why a player cant go down the wing and get in a cross, it's always through the middle trying these quick one two's with each other then it gets so tight they can't get a pass out to the wing, or the opposition regain control of play.

    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by BazSpur on Tue Oct 29 2013, 21:47

    It's a poor excuse.


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    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

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    Re: Does size matter?

    Post by Guest on Wed Oct 30 2013, 02:41

    surley fulham pitch is smaller.

    jenas didnt moan then. opps dembele

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