3 *more* New Signings

I know some people get properly savage about this, and also that it’s early days, and also that it was only a pre-season friendly, but…

…based on the performances of Llorente , Lamela and Moura against Roma the other night it looks like we might have 3 refreshed, fit, system-savvy, ready-to-go players on our hands.

Just to preface this by saying that I have not watched the whole match back, so I’m going on highlights and reports written on here and various other media. Nevertheless, here’s a few thoughts on Handsome Fernando, It’s a-Moura and Coco.

I was very happy when we signed Llorente. In my mind, he was exactly the back-up we needed for Kane (based on us needing someone who could come on with 10-15 mins to play and give us a different threat against teams that were defending on the 6-yard box). I never saw him as a replacement in case of injury; he’s so far from a like-for-like that this didn’t make sense. Poch would need to get creative (Son as the false 9) in case of a long Kane lay-off because there is nobody with his ability who could slot straight into the system and produce the same quality – whilst being happy to sit on the bench for 95% of the season. So we were always looking at a reliable goal-scorer with a better aerial threat (one of the reasons for Jansen’s failure). Llorente ticked all the boxes. Problem was that Poch didn’t use him properly. We had a Back 4 with Tripps and Davies either positioned incorrectly or not having the requisite skill to provide the kind of crosses that Llorente thrives on. We saw what he can do with the right service the other night.

Lucas Moura. What more can be said that Ron hasn’t already covered? To me, this guy showed his class last season and I absolutely believe we will see him nicking a starting spot ahead of our other AMs more often than not this time round. Awareness, touch, ingenuity…a willingness to be brave and direct. The bloke can even score with his head for the love of Yahweh. Most expensive teenager back in the day and first choice in a successful PSG side until Neymar and MBappe came along. Plus I love his attitude…which brings me on to:

Coco. Finally seemingly over his injury problems, which must have taken real mental strength to overcome (not least if he’d seen some of the disgusting slurs and vitriol aimed at him), I believe we’ll see a stellar season from him after the faith that’s been shown by the Club in giving him a new 4-year deal. Just for clarity, I don’t just mean the Lamela who motors round the pitch pressing like a demon but being a little bit underwhelming in terms of creativity. I’m expecting to see the player we genuinely thought we were buying for that chunky (att the time) Β£30m.

So there it is. Yeah, I know Levy-apologist, jam-tomorrow, happy-clapping nonsense. But that’s why you come here, right?

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

Comments
  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:12 am

    Who was it that missed it?

    I stayed up all night and Poch didnt put Eriksen on to score?????????????????????

    • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:14 am

      Georgiou who missed is a super player. Those Barca boys had a taste

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:15 am

        Yes he is good no complaints with him…

  • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:14 am

    Anyone up for writing a match report to go up as the next bloeug?

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:16 am

      Its not easy to write about so Ill give it a miss Flat

      • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:19 am

        I’d love to but it would be half full, half empty, half cut and halfway to heaven. Another day of that’s ok. I’m too emosh

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:20 am

          I really think you should write it about the half and the penalties.NOBODY wants to hear about the first half except our former blog

      • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:20 am

        Saw your comment about how poor we were first half. I’m buzzing as that 2nd half was fantastic.

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:22 am

          The first half Barca were like Barca passing it through us at will…we were asleep totally
          in the second they seemed to not work hard and we came back and a few of the guys we had on helped especially the defence
          KWP was a complate disaster

        • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:23 am

          Yeah man , I even had about 18 cans, half a kilo of coke , lost to my brothers all night who are shit at poker, they are all in bed,two of em next to me , drinking pink gin and still that 2nd was fantastic

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:23 am

            DONT WATCH THE FIRST IT WILL KILL YOU

            • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:24 am

              I won’t , what changes did me make 2nd half ?

              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:27 am

                In the first our defence was wide open.KWP was terrible.
                In the second Tripper went on the right and Aurier on the left (Aurier wasnt bad in the first either)
                But really Barca were amazing in the first but we didnt mark them at all

                • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:31 am

                  So did Tripps and Aurier swap flanks ?

                  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:34 am

                    No KWP started at LB and at half time Tripps came on went on the right,Aurier moved to the left
                    Aurier was our best defender in the first

                    • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:51 am

                      Who’s on first?

                  • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:34 am

                    They tried. But Trippier is on holiday in Bermuda and was somewhat reluctant.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/07/2018 at 6:19 am

    Didn’t see enough of the game

    • Superspoz πŸ† 29/07/2018 at 6:20 am

      + not sure of the Spanish commentators were actually commenting on the game

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/07/2018 at 6:21 am

        *if

      • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:21 am

        No worries

        • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:23 am

          I watched it all, but the first half was so rubbish and the second so much improved, it would be hard to write it up!

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:24 am

            So do it

            • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:24 am

              Nike

              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:25 am

                Yes!

                You can do it Snipes

              • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:25 am

                Better off doing a cut and paste job from Sky Sports

                • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:30 am

                  I’d rather do a Cut & Paste job from the comments on here. Anyone got any objections?

                  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:30 am

                    No you can quote me.I might sound like Harry though!

                    • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:36 am

                      Miss out the bit where Trippier swapped flanks with Aurier, if I were you….

  • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:25 am

    Sounds like good lessons to be had out of both halves, then.

    • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:28 am

      I’ll waych the first half tomorrow, I would like to know what changes we made but that 2nd half was really really good

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:28 am

      Can you imagine defending and laying off of the Barca players by 20 yards?

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:29 am

    Good Night Lads,G’Day to the South!

    • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:31 am

      Night, Ron

      • AntSpurs 29/07/2018 at 6:32 am

        Nighty night Ron

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:32 am

        Night Flat!

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/07/2018 at 6:32 am

          Night Ant!

    • Sniper 29/07/2018 at 6:32 am

      Getting dark so must be evening.
      On Sunday.

      • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 6:48 am

        Ha, Sunday morning here and it’s pouring down. Pity the fools who chose this weekend to go camping in a 3 month heatwave.

  • Flat Oeuf 29/07/2018 at 7:58 am

    Morning All, there’s a new bloeug:

    https://flatoeuf.com/a-game-of-two-halves/

  • Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enoeuf

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