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I very much doubt that. They are under a fair bit of pressure at present so I don't see them taking much risk with what will appear (to them) to be a tricky away tie. Add the national TV coverage and I don't think they'll be arsing about.
Agree. I think they will see this as a winnable competition which would ease the pressure on them.
 

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I very much doubt that. They are under a fair bit of pressure at present so I don't see them taking much risk with what will appear (to them) to be a tricky away tie. Add the national TV coverage and I don't think they'll be arsing about.
Even the Spurs fans have said that this is their best chance / only chance of a trophy this season so they need to go for it….

I still think that they will rest one or two but they will still be too strong for us…
 

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Looking at their forums it is highly doubtful that Kane will play in this one. I wont tell my daughter until after KO :) . Shame really , as its not often you get the opportunity to see Englands first choice striker at Deepdale. Dont get me wrong , when the first whistle blows he s just an opposition player & I hope he has a stinker. But he is a player that would walk in to most European top sides & it would have been good to see him in the flesh. Thinking of it , I can only recall seeing perhaps 2 players play live that you could consider approaching world class. Scholes & Gerrard
 

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Looking at their forums it is highly doubtful that Kane will play in this one. I wont tell my daughter until after KO :) . Shame really , as its not often you get the opportunity to see Englands first choice striker at Deepdale. Dont get me wrong , when the first whistle blows he s just an opposition player & I hope he has a stinker. But he is a player that would walk in to most European top sides & it would have been good to see him in the flesh. Thinking of it , I can only recall seeing perhaps 2 players play live that you could consider approaching world class. Scholes & Gerrard
Not sure he played against us but I saw peak Bergkamp in the mid '90s playing for Arsenal.

My god, what a player he was. He was so far above anyone else - his awareness of space and where the play would go was incredible. He was 4 or 5 passes ahead, all the time.
 

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Not sure he played against us but I saw peak Bergkamp in the mid '90s playing for Arsenal.

My god, what a player he was. He was so far above anyone else - his awareness of space and where the play would go was incredible. He was 4 or 5 passes ahead, all the time.
Loved Bergkamp. Unfortunately never saw him play live. I consider him to still be one of the best ever imports to the Premier League and the word genius is befitting. That goal v Newcastle is still the best in Premier League history. No one has come close to replicating what he did either prior or since
 

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Loved Bergkamp. Unfortunately never saw him play live. I consider him to still be one of the best ever imports to the Premier League and the word genius is befitting. That goal v Newcastle is still the best in Premier League history. No one has come close to replicating what he did either prior or since
At one point I just watched him for 5 minutes (easy to do when you don't actually support either team). And then I tried similar at the next North End game with Conroy, Smart or whoever it was at that time....

He just didn't switch off at any point, always moving, always ready to recieve a pass, already clear what he was going to do next. You felt sorry for his teammates having to try and keep up with him mentally. Of course, the best players adapt to their surroundings and lift their teammates, something I think Messi finally did well for Argentina last month.

A lot of the time we just talk about moments of brilliance but any player can hit a worldy once in a while (Garner for example and even I did once!), but the level these players are at all the time compared to an average pro is ridiculous.
 

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At one point I just watched him for 5 minutes (easy to do when you don't actually support either team). And then I tried similar at the next North End game with Conroy, Smart or whoever it was at that time....

He just didn't switch off at any point, always moving, always ready to recieve a pass, already clear what he was going to do next. You felt sorry for his teammates having to try and keep up with him mentally. Of course, the best players adapt to their surroundings and lift their teammates, something I think Messi finally did well for Argentina last month.

A lot of the time we just talk about moments of brilliance but any player can hit a worldy once in a while (Garner for example and even I did once!), but the level these players are at all the time compared to an average pro is ridiculous.
I did something similar with Scholes when he played for Manu at Wigan in his prime. He displayed alot of the same attributes that you describe & I ended up jut watching him for most of the game. His spatial awareness was top class and he was always available for a pass. I dont think he gave the ball away once in 90 minutes . I've never seen a player totally control a game whilst making it see effortless. Sometimes, despite you alliegance, being able to watch a world class performer practice his craft is a complete treat
 
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