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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Young gifted and back.

And plenty more where they came from.
The Jimmy G2 column.
 Any minute now the alarm clock will go off and I will realise that it's all been just a wonderful dream. I think I'll just doze off until after we seal our Europa progress and thrash Chelsea.

Another fine team performance against W.Ham and though most agree that Moussa was the King of the Jungle  there were a number of other beasts with a claim for MOM: Alli, Alderweield, Kane, Walker and Dier all played well and nobody played badly.

Dembele seems to have been born again and resembles the player we thought we had brought from Fulham in 2012. Strong on the ball, scoring goals and much more direct. Another example of the Pochettino effect.

The pundits, still hooked on their Deli Alli love-in, made him MOM but once again this was an attacking performance by a young, gifted side relishing the opportunity to press and run about quite a lot.

There were some delightful passages of play and quite how on this showing W.Ham were level on points before the game baffles me.

We had more shots on goal (12) in a single game than any team in the Premiership; we have the second best goal difference: we always run the furthest and have been awarded the most yellow cards.

Perhaps the last factor, which makes me a little uneasy, is part and parcel of the overall package. Oh those heady days when we won the Fair Play League. Are we becoming too nasty now or were we too nice then.

As long as we don't crowd the ref; protest every decision; wave imaginary cards about and allow the medical squad on the pitch when necessary perhaps we are still just on the right side of the line..

Deli Alli picked up his fifth yellow card and will miss the Chelsea game. Perhaps it will be a salutary lesson for the 19yr. old who needs to stand his ground but know when to turn away and curb his enthusiasm just a little.

The togetherness of the squad is evident and heartwarming to see. It injects a hard core throughout the squad and is perhaps something that has been missing in recent years.

We've often had a nominated hard man Palacios, Parker, Sandro and Jenas most recently but this is different because now: it's all for one and one for all. They can all look after themselves and everyone can look out for Christian.

But it's a narrow line to walk between team spirit and a Stoke or a Sunderland or W.Ham and two banned before Xmas and another on the edge indicates that it might get out of hand. Jenas was a joke by the way.

Erik Dier says that Spurs aren't 'Spursy' any more. Meaning that the soft centre has been scooped out. But we must take care not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Walker Let himself down with an ill-judged attempted clearance which led to their consolation goal after scoring a fine goal himself. Harry remains on track and should have had another hat-t rick.

With Eiderweireld and Walker contributing goals that's twelve different scorers so far this season and shows that the attacking intent is not solely centred on our one season wonder.

We bossed the game especially in the centre of the park and W. Ham were poor in every department except in goal. It was pleasing to see big lump Andy Carroll subbed. Our centre backs stood off him and picked up the second ball.

I'm glad that Onomah is being patiently groomed, but in a nice way, and that Tommy Carroll has not slipped Mauricio's mind. I hope both start against Qarabag or perhaps Harry Winks and that Son who was lively, gives Harry a rest.

I know, I know if we win this one we´re through but it´s Chelsea on Sunday and beating them is a priority and would inspire us to greater things before the Xmas rush. Deli Alli could start.

What team he puts out could depend on whether his faith in youth is greater than his belief in the capacity of his squad to cope with multiple games on several fronts at once.

I haven´t been so excited by our performances and prospects for decades, Gareth Bale in our Champions´ League flirtation under Harry excepted.

Jimmy´s Video Spot.
I expect you can bear to watch the highlights again. Could and should have been more but that´ll do. Eriksen already has more assists than he got the whole of last season. Son sets up two and Mason is very unlucky not to score..
We´re young, gifted and back on track.


Anonymous said...

Eriksen I feel performs perhaps better than but I feel his importanew is often overlooked. 2 assists and played a part on our last goal as well. Not saying that the players mentioned above didn't have a good game but eriksen also deserves a special mention.

Anonymous said...

Eriksen I feel performs very impressively but his importance*

Anonymous said...

Eriksen was mentioned in the end but I feel he deserves a greater mention perhaps in the MOTM candidates mentioned in the beginning. Certainly had as good a game at least if not better than alli

JimmyG2 said...

Don't disagree at all. He is our 'creative' but very understated. I often sing his praises but more forceful performances by others push him off the front page.
Actually my favourite player. Proper Spurs.

Will14 said...

Great Article! Really enjoyed it

IKnowAlanGilzean said...

Thanks Jimmy,

I only disappointed we are going to win the league, EL and FA Cup in a poor excuse for a Spurs shirt. Heritage sash my ...

Up the Spurs!!!

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