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for 2013-2014 - Match 9
Why was Lloris your man of the match?

It's a question I have been asked following Sunday's game, after Hugo was voted your man of the match for the fifth time in the 13 of Spurs' 15 games in which our French International goalkeeper has played.

I've had a few comments passed as usual, following the regular post-match survey, but none of them answer that particular question, and I cannot honestly speak for over 200 contributors. Vlad Chiriches (who I believe won the official site's vote) and Andros Townsend were voted our best outfield players, but in a performance where generally the outfield players did not inspire, I am guessing that Spurs Odyssey readers and the fans in general recognise Lloris's supreme consistency, and his regular vital offerings as our "sweeper-keeper".

Despite the fact that we are maintaining our best Premier League start with 9 matches played, there is a debate going on about the entertainment and quality of football being offered, against the points being gained. We all know that Andre Villas-Boas offers a game of a technical nature. Some of the comments below suggest that some of those fans he openly criticised after the game want more:-

"A totally uninspired performance"
"Same old problem, we know how teams, particularly like Hull will play, still too slow in and around the box, need instinctive passes to get behind them and a deeper lying midfield player..."
"Overpaid,overrated,overcoached.Let them play football"
"I think that our lack lustre, negative performance was summed up well by the Independent's write up of the game in which no Spurs player was awarded more than five out of ten, and Tommy The Thud scored highest with seven!"
"Rather average all round"
"Nothing to say positive about the performance other than job done"
"Desire to play 1/10 Attitude 1/10"

I certainly will not try to publicly solve this little conundrum:-

"Two shining lights,one fading light,one blown fuse." Join us on the message board, if you fancy this debate Mail the webmaster to join

Most of the comments passed were of a negative nature, and Andre Villas-Boas (who apparently was speaking on behalf of his players) needs to take the feedback on board methinks.

Personally, I am happy that we re-gained our place in the top four, and I am afraid I do belong to the points accrued at the expense of entertainment sector.

I am sure we will see a more open game tomorrow night when we face Hull (again) in the capital One Cup, and also at Goodison Park on Sunday, where Everton are not going to put a bank of five defenders in front of their goal, are they?

See this week's Spursometer in full



Results 26-27.10.13

C. Palace  0-2   Arsenal
A. Villa   0-2   Everton
Liverpool  4-1   West Brom
Man Utd    3-2   Stoke
Norwich    0-0   Cardiff
S'hampton  2-0   Fulham
S'derland  2-1   Newcastle
Chelsea    2-1   Man City
Swansea    0-0   West Ham
Spurs      1-0   Hull

                Barclays Premier League

               P  W  D  L   F-A   GD   Pts

 1. Arsenal    9  7  1  1  20-9   11   22
 2. Chelsea    9  6  2  1  16-6   10   20
 3. Liverpool  9  6  2  1  17-8    9   20
 4. Spurs      9  6  1  2   9-5    4   19
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 5. S'hampton  9  5  3  1  10-3    7   18 
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 6. Everton    9  5  3  1  14-10   4   18
 7. Man City   9  5  1  3  21-11  10   16
 8. Man Utd    9  4  2  3  14-12   2   14
 9. Swansea    9  3  2  4  12-11   1   11 
10. Hull       9  3  2  4   7-10  -3   11 
11. Newcastle  9  3  2  4  12-16  -4   11
12. West Brom  9  2  4  3   8-10  -2   10
13. A. Villa   9  3  1  5   9-12  -3   10 
14. Fulham     9  3  1  5   9-12  -3   10
15. West Ham   9  2  3  4   8-8    0    9
16. Cardiff    9  2  3  4   8-13  -5    9
17. Stoke      9  2  2  5   6-10  -4    8
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18. Norwich    9  2  2  5   6-13  -7    8
19. S'derland  9  1  1  7   7-21  -14   4
20. C. Palace  9  1  0  8   6-19  -13   3

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