Tottenham vs AC Milan (OFFICIAL MATCH THREAD)

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    Well, this is it one more hurdle to get into the next round of the Champions League and I feel we'll get a result to see us through. While our result today might have been a bit disappointing to most there were some very good positives to see from the game. Ex, strikers (Defoe) getting some confidence going into this game as well as Bale coming back and playing with no set backs, as of now (fingers crossed).

    So with this game being at Lane we have definitely proven that were difficult to beat and have looked very very good in our past CL games this season at home. The lead we bring over from the first leg is a very tricky one to play with, some may prefer to defend our lead but IMO we have to take this game as if its 0-0 from the first leg. Complacency will only set us back in this game so we need to get out and attack from the off which Harry has said he will do.

    We go 4 4 2 if VDV is out (which I think he will be on the bench to start since he trained Friday with the first team but seeing him not play today put some doubt in my mind). With Charlie full fit he will take the place of Hutton. I hope that our CBs and Disco show up to play as well because all 4 will be needed, as well Gomes but I'm not one to batter him when he gets the bulk of the blame at times.

    So here's my XI

    Bale comes back in and I'm assuming he'll start on the left but as I said earlier I think it's a possibility to see him and Lennon switch wings from time to time during this game. I want Sandro to keep his place in the team, he's earned it and has gotten better and better ever since the first leg of this tie.

    -------------Gomes--------------

    Charlie--Gallas--Daws--BAE

    Lennon--Sandro--Modric--Bale

    ---------------VDV--------------

    -------------Crouch------------

    Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Palacios, Kranjcar, Pienaar, Defoe, Pav

    and I see that I have used my maximum of 7 subs so I dont know who to replace VDV with but I feel we can still beat Milan without Rafa.


    As far as Milan goes, they will certainly make some changes from our first game and their game this past weekend. They started with Marek Jankulovski in their back 4 this past weekend with Silva/Nesta as their CB pairing and Abate at RB. This was due to Van Bommel at DM (he's cup tied) so I'm expecting to see Silva pushed up to DM as he was in Milan Yepes returning at the back for them and possibly Antonini but he picked up an injury a few weeks back so I dont know if he'll feature. Boateng picked up an injury this past weekend and is a major doubt to play on Wednesday which also helps us out. Threat of Ibra/Robinho is always there and if we can deal with them then we should be alright, Pato wasnt on the bench for them this past weekend so I dont know if hes injured.

    We can definitely finish this lot of and I'm feeling confident with getting a result COYS!
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    There's a high chance of seeing Tsilva back in midfield and Nesta-Yepes CB pairing because of our midfield injuries. Most likely Janku will start at LB unless Antonini is fit in which case Janku might be in the midfield.

    Boateng most likely will not make the leg, he seemed fine after the injury happened in the first half, but then he was subbed out at the half, so that's not a good sign.

    Pato had a fever or the flu or something which is why he wasn't on the bench against Juve, he will play on wednesday

    EDIT: Boateng was diagnosed with an ankle distortion, so he won't be making it if that's the case.
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    SSN saying that Bale has a slight groin problem, didnt sound as if it would keep him out of Wednesday but its something we'll have to look out for.
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    What is with our players coming back from injury only to get injured again.
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    @ spursman ur line up is ok but id not play hutton, maybe put gallas on the right and put bassong in the centre. i know a lot of people dont rate bassong but last season he and dawson played well together and helped us get the cl spot. i think he deserves a chance

    i agree with starting crouchy, he always seems to do well in the cl
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    Nothing like Milan turning up at WHL to forget a bad couple of games against Blackpool and Wolves!

    Gomes

    Hutton
    Gallas
    Dawson
    Assou-Ekotto

    Lennon
    Sandro
    Modric
    Bale

    Van der Vaart

    Crouch


    FECKING BOOM! Strongest side we've had in a while. All we are missing is Thudd and thats how I'd start every game.


    COOOOOOOOME OOOOOOOOON YOOOOOOOOOOOU SPURRRRRRRRRRRRS!
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    I just hope to god we don't try and sit on the 1-0. We're good on the counter, and did that brilliantly in Milan, but the fact still remains that they have a fantastic strike force. I think they'll probably expect us to sit back a bit, I think we should go at them.

    Sandro should keep his place, as he was excellent in the first leg, and had a really good game yesterday.

    I'm torn with regards to up-front. Van der Vaart behind Crouch sounds like the best way to go, but I kinda feel Pav and Defoe (especially Pav) deserve to play again after what they did yesterday.

    I'm most worried by our defence. Its been shocking, conceding 6 against Blackpool and Wolves, now going up against...well, better attacking players then Blackpool and Wolves have lol. To be honest I think we'll make it through, but as its Spurs, its gonna be full of drama.
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    Has there been any updates on VDV?
  12. funkfish groany fooker lol

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    just my opinion but what did pav do apart from score..... i didnt see anything much of note that warrants him a start on wednesday
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    Thats the line up! Bring 'em on! If Corluka was healthy he's replace Hutton, who we all know struggled Sunday.
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    -wrong thread-
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    You'd start Hutton ahead of Corluka every game? :/
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    No Hutton for me thanks.

    I really hope what happened in the San Siro can be left behind and Milan come out attacking for a good match.
    Javi,
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    [MENTION=4724]funkfish[/MENTION]

    As much as I'd like to play someone else over Hutton we really need Gallas in the middle to stop Ibra and I do not rate Bassong. If he was playing on a more regular basis than I wouldnt mind him coming in but he hasnt and thats why he was so dreadful at Blackpool. We really have no other option but to play Hutton and hope he turns up and does what he has to do to help the team out.
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    [MENTION=4841]orlandospursfan[/MENTION]

    He trained Friday with the first team so I dont know if Harry was resting him for Wednesday or if he had a set back in training but so far there has been no news about a new injury for him.
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    BANG ON!

    COYS!!
  20. funkfish groany fooker lol

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    [MENTION=1036]spursman[/MENTION]. u honestly dont rate bassong ?? fair enough but i thought he played well last season with daws. but i do agree he aint had the playing time this time round. hes had some clangers but who hasnt at the back lol.
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    I mean, he certainly isnt a poor player but he's just someone I dont want to see brought in for Wednesday's game at such a critical position for us. I'd rather just leave Gallas and Daws together and not mess with it, because both of them are better at the back than Bassong.
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    yeah i agree they are both better but hes played against class forwards plenty of times in the premiership.

    i just dont want to see hutton start tbh and its the only solution i can come up with lol
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    -------------Gomes--------------

    Hutton---Gallas---Daws---BAE

    Lennon---Sandro--Modric---Pienaar

    ----------Crouch---Defoe----------

    OR IF VDV IS BACK:

    -------------Gomes--------------

    Hutton---Gallas---Daws---BAE

    Lennon---Sandro--Modric---Pienaar

    ----------VDV----------------
    ---------------Defoe----------

    I wouldn't start with Bale, because Pienaar is more defensive & Bale is not 100% fit.
    He can come on in the 2nd half.

    Hope Hutton plays his game of the year - otherwise we're ****ed.
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    [MENTION=5155]spursman18[/MENTION], thanks. I guess he didn't even travel with the team then, since I don't recall seeing him at the match.
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    Gomes, Hutton, Dawson, Gallas, BAE, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Bale, VDV, Defoe

    I don't know why, but I would throw as much pace at them as possible, and you can do that with Lennon, Bale, and Defoe (3 fastest players on the team?). But I am still learning tactics and what not, could be wrong.
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    Heeeeeeeeeeelp what time is kick off?

    I may have blagged a ticket?

    Also how much is face value?
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    Kick off is at 7.45pm. Not a clue about face value. I'm guessing Category A prices . . .
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    Is £100 a bit steep?
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    hutton will do fine on wednesday ,I dont know what u all guys have.

    Wait and see ...

    after all its only ac miland and not wolves.

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