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Soton, away


LLLLWLDL, 3rd from bottom.

They've conceded more goals than anyone in Premier League history at this point in the season.

They can't handle being attacked down the flanks.

Gareth Bale returning to his former club.

They're newly promoted otherwise refereed to as 'ominous'.

Tottenham have lost and failed to score in all of their previous four Premier League games against Soton at St Mary's (1-0 each time). Also got dicked 4-0 in the Cup there.

It's just stats, right? None of the above is applicable. Aside from the obvious deficiencies the hosts have festering in their top flight misadventure.

Spurs to dominate game and win easily?


Dare to predict?

Reader Comments (15)

I'm going for a new birth inspired Bale to score two goals and we win 3-1. It's time we showed a dominating performance. If dembele is fit I think we can run through them. Hope lloris stays in goal. Come on you spurs!!

Oct 26, 2012 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterAVBuilding the future

I hope Lloris plays too, getting some consistancy there now he started in the last match in the Europa. We were again better at keeping the ball from balls back to our keeper yesterday than we have been when Friedel has been in goal.

We SHOULD dominate the game. Hope Adebayor gets fit and gets some minutes to help him up to speed. We could even play 2 up top in this one and hope to dominate. If they're week defending the wings, then we have the perfect tonic for that in Bale & Lennon. Add Defoe & Adebayor to that against a team who can not defend and you can only see it going one way.

But we should know better than to expect a win with our beloved spurs.

Oct 26, 2012 at 3:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterMatt

This is the sort of game we need to win.

Utd and/or Chelsea will drop points, Everton have their derby, Man City on the rack a bit......not only is this the sort of game we should be winning, on weekends like these when a positive result can make a massive difference, we should bloody well make sure we win. We have the quality, make it happen!

Oh, also, Arsenal's home game vs QPR may look like an easy 3, but QPR will sense blood and will go at them and may just cause them a few problems.

We need to start acting like a top team, impose ourselves and get the result. Games like this are all about the result, the 3 points. Away game, after a late Euro game, a few injuries, let's just take care of business with no fuss.

Oct 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterDevonshirespur

Good luck to have such an easy fixture after a couple of dodgy results/performances.

Dear AVB - drop the fookin 4-5-1 for once and go for it.

If you are too scared of Southampton to drop one of your DMs and play two up front then you got no right to be manager of a club like Spurs.

Waiting for them to die of boredom is not an option.


Oct 26, 2012 at 4:04 PM | Unregistered Commentera

4 4 2 it's going to be if Defoe is playing. There are games when we need to play 4 2 3 1 but tomorrow isn't it.

Oct 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM | Unregistered Commentercookiebun

If Bale and Ade play ...2-0... If Bale and Defoe play..1-0....If Bale Ade and Dembele play....3-0
If Friedel plays add one goal against to the above.
If Walker and Friedel play add 2 goals against.
If Gallas Friedel and Walker play make that 3 goals against.
If Dempsey, Huddlestone,Sigurdsson, Walker and Gallas all play, all bets are off.

Oct 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterJimmyG2

JimmyG2.......................very funny.

Oct 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndre's Crouching

We won't play 4 4 2, but we don't have to. 4-1 spurs

Oct 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM | Unregistered Commenterluke

With Spurs you don't know which team will turn up the team that hammed Royals or the one scraped a draw with norwich and wba they are too inconsistent and I just understand the team tactics you got the last season top score for spurs on the bench and then you got French number one sitting on the bench this would transmitted poor team management on behalf of AVB he should have refused if he didn't wanted the players because if they where Levy signing he should had some balls and refused but seen the like of defoe starting in front of Ade it make me think that AVB will lose the dressing room sooner then later.

Oct 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterARFY_D

I love the musings..comments..banter on here but the pre game spooky banging a drum then teasing about broken drumsticks session worries me.. Ok it's soton we should win (we will win) but if we don't and we have played well but lost to a goal off an arse or a beachball etc then it will be end of days time. Must look at big big picture....the press seem to be calming on players seem to have spat dummies ( ok ade and loris have theirs poised) so I would say that we should all be talking about a steady start..players on way back (bae / Parker / kaboul). So I for one am at one with life at the moment..I might even put a maroon 5 album on and watch gardeners world...

Oct 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterColsey

Southampton just happen to be my 2nd team (of loathing) I loath the 6 fingered Troglodytes, I perticuarly hate the noise they make when celebrating goals against us (at St Mary's). For a time, many of the Trogs beleived solemnly that Southampton FC was bigger than THFC, and so cleabrated goals scored against us like somehow it pvoved their point; sounding like large pods of hysterical dolphins floating in Hydrofluoric acid. The only real joy in recent years is when a large amount of amphetamines somehow ended up in Rocket Ronnie's Lucozade.

Defiantly not a walk in the park.

Oct 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterWisky Tom

Back the manager and give him what he wants Mr Levy: Also get rid of some more dead wood that was glaringly obvious against Chelski and promote Falque.

Oct 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterpleb

Due to the situations emerging with Lloris and Adebayor I have decided to hold my earlier optimism about this AVB chap. We could be dealing with a true nutcase here.

Oct 27, 2012 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterRonnie

Our team today vs Southampton is: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertoghen, Sandro, Huddlestone, Dempsey, Lennon, Bale and Defoe.

Our subs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Livermore, Townsend, Falque and Sigurdsson

Oct 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM | Unregistered Commenter1965YID

@ Ronnie - yep a true nutcase mate. Why would any sane manager play a steady yet unspectacular keeper, when he can have one who drops the ball in the area, throws it straight to the opposition and comes charging out of his goal straight past the opposition forward who has the ball at his feet? I just CAN`T make sense of it!
And Ade, I`m just so impatient to see a player who has become bored, complacent and disinterested at every club he`s played for. If only we could find another ten like Ade eh?
You`ve diagnosed it - AVB is a nutcase, clueless, off his trolly. We`re only 4th, think where we could be if only the madman had picked Lloris and Ade.
I would say sack him but maybe it would be kinder to have him sectioned instead.
Well said Ronnie, you`re a football genius.

Oct 29, 2012 at 12:56 AM | Unregistered Commentermoe

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