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Old 21-01-2009, 22:16   #41
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Football can be cruel. Feel for Burnley.
To true, but they were two quality finishes.
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Ah well, hopefully we'll see them in the big league soon enough on this years performances.
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We do not deserve this.
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Jees guys, what were you all getting so worked up about?


Roman saves the day once again! I was really dreading going into work tomorrow but thankfully we string a couple of passes together 118 minutes later! That was a huge escape and the less said about it in the future the better. However, once again Taarabt shows some quality touches going forward when introduced so I would definitely like to see more of him at a later stage!
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Battling performance from spurs, some mazy runs by tarabaat and world class keeping just got us through.
we didnt deserve that at all, terrible.
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You don't. I thought the Burnley goalkeeper looked unbeatable tonight as he pulled off a number of great stops but to loose like that right at the end is heartbreaking stuff for them.

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Football can be cruel. Feel for Burnley.

Couldn't agree with you more.

Burnley showed some great heart, tenacity and some measure of skill.

We just got lucky right at the death.

Talk about us making some poor choices.

I was fearing that "the beast" was going to play 120 minutes like David James played the 90 in the last game.

Might have been a cracker for the neutrals, but I was about to stick a note in my diary about never watching another Spurs game where Gareth Bale was involved, though he actually managed to find a Spurs player with a pass (or was it two ?)

Lets hope we have an established (good) first choice keeper ready for the final cos I suspect it might be a while before we see Alnwick again.

Probably reappear in our last few league games of the season when we have already been relegated.
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You don't. I thought your goalkeeper looked unbeatable tonight as he pulled off a number of great stops but to loose like that right at the end is heartbreaking stuff.

I think he is a Spurs fan - either way, both teams didn't deserve their respective results! Really gotta feel for Burnley as they played us off the park apart from the 2nd half in the first leg - worthy additions to the PL next season if they can make it.
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Really gotta feel for Burnley as they played us off the park apart from the 2nd half in the first leg - worthy additions to the PL next season if they can make it.
I suspect we might be playing them a couple of times next season, one way or another.
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I think he is a Spurs fan - either way, both teams didn't deserve their respective results! Really gotta feel for Burnley as they played us off the park apart from the 2nd half in the first leg - worthy additions to the PL next season if they can make it.
Quite. We didn't deserve to win. I think a miserable looking Michael Dawson being interviewed says it all.
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Watched the first half but not the second. I somehow figured that we couldn't possibly lose 3-0 and caved in to my Motorstorm: Pacific Rift addiction, only to turn back to it at the 91st minute and see that was precisely the score it was.... 2 late very good finishes put us through.
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Quite. We didn't deserve to win. I think a miserable looking Michael Dawson being interviewed says it all.
I can't remember any contentious decisions over the two legs so although I am very disappointed at what I saw as a lack of effort, skill, heart from Spurs, they did capitalise, though taking 118 minutes plus to do it, after having ****** away a three goal lead, isnt an acceptable way of going about your business.

Although as I said earlier, I feel for Burnley, they will know that they put on a massive, spirited performance and that ought to serve them very well for their league challenge for the rest of this season and Owen Coyle will have learnt a lot about his team.

Redknapp will have learnt much more about some of his players as well.

Personally I cant see Bentley being here for much longer, nor can I see Bale nor Gunter making many starts.

Defoe seemed very subdued, or was it lazy ? he obviously got very little service but at the same time I wasn't sure he was as "visible" as he should have been when we had our backs against the wall.
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Well at least we can't claim to be too good to go down. I really wasn't bothered if we won or not as the cup is virtually worthless and winning a worthless cup regularly smacks of desperation. A shame we won really as it papers over the vast cracks in the club - the problems stem from the Chairman down and it is a shame he didn't go with his darling Ramos
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I somehow figured that we couldn't possibly lose 3-0 and caved in to my Motorstorm: Pacific Rift addiction
How on earth did you figure that ?.

You must be suffering from Goldfish memory syndrome to have thought that our wonderful Spurs would simply breeze through the tie without breaking sweat.

By the way, I take it Motorstorm Pacific Rift is a good multiplayer game ? I havent got around to trying mine yet.
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Awesome.

Assuming you can deal with the frustration of minding your own business out in front only to be squashed by a Monster Truck and have your race ruined!
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I have been critical of Bentley recently but he was far from being the worst on the pitch today - due to Huddlestone being more of a regular I would hand it to him otherwise Gunter would receive the award. Also, were my eyes deceiving me or were Burnley playing with the wind at their backs in every half?!
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Well at least we can't claim to be too good to go down. I really wasn't bothered if we won or not as the cup is virtually worthless and winning a worthless cup regularly smacks of desperation. A shame we won really as it papers over the vast cracks in the club - the problems stem from the Chairman down and it is a shame he didn't go with his darling Ramos
Unlike most, I still think that silverware is much more memorable than saying your team finished sixth in the league rather than eighth, tenth or whatever.

We were the only London side to win anything last season and the Emirates trophy cabinet must echo like a buggar.

I think it was about 3 seasons or so ago that I said I would rather our team went down and got properly rebuilt rather than conrinually flatter to deceive as we have done over a few seasons and I would still much rather achieve future success this way, by building a real "team" rather than simply buy in all the players a manager thinks can get results without actually working for it, but I suppose its easy to say that when you dont have the pull or bottomless pit of Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City.

Still, roll on the "worthless cup" I say.

Harry's just said that he will be putting out the second stringers for the FA cup game at Old Trafford, though strangely I thought most of them played tonight.

O'Hara goes off injured, Bale comes on, rest is history.
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I think Harry made the point about Dawson and Woodgate being the type we need. He's right, the rest are just too lightweight. One or two skillful lightweights are okay, but not as many as we have.
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I have been critical of Bentley recently but he was far from being the worst on the pitch today - due to Huddlestone being more of a regular I would hand it to him otherwise Gunter would receive the award. Also, were my eyes deceiving me or were Burnley playing with the wind at their backs in every half?!
Certainly looking at the pitch, coupled with the attrocious weather, they certainly played it much better than we did.

Huddlestone didnt seem to be spraying many passes around but he looked solid enough, Bentley make a pathetic attempt (along with Gunter I believe) for Burnleys 2nd goal, Alnwick gifted them the other two.

As for the wind, well, based on their effort level, I think they deserved to benefit from any vagueries of the weather, it really was gusting strongly, though not enough to have knocked Gareth Bale off the pitch unfortunately.

Fingers crossed that we can get a few league points and some form, prior to the final, oh, a few players back from injury would be welcome, as would a couple of decent signings (read goalkeeper, preferably TWO).
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