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VIDEO: 6-1 Pitch eye view, worth seeing Eriksen goal

8:30 pm
A supporter in the crowd has posted a 9 minute video that gives a pitch eye view of the Tottenahm Celtic game. It includes a very good shot of Christian Eriksen scoring from his free kick, you get to see the pace and curl he puts on the ball. The video also includes Emmanuel Adebayor scoring a penalty.

Watch Christian Eriksen score from a free kick

It always looks so different from ground level so take a look at 9.24 minutes worth and you'll see aspects of our formation and play in action.

Towards the beginning you'll see Ben Davies wide stretching play when we have the ball is on the other side of the field and running back inside when we lose it. With the ball played back to Friedel Kaboul and Fryers go wide, defensive midfielders in front of them and advanced full-backs in front of them.

This is a standard set up so a poor clearance from Friedel is won in midfield our full-back look out of position, they aren't, that's just how the modern full-back plays. They need speed to sprint back which is when you hear cry from fans on forums moaning Walker for instance, is out of position. Against Celtic they were Naughton and Davies during this video.

Also early on one pass shows why we have found another player in Ryan Mason wearing number 38. Fans have remarked on his passing but one pass to the far side of the field showed why he looks a good passer of the ball, vision.

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A player should be constantly looking to see and remind himself of where everyone is, opponents and his own players, Mason appears to know where his teammates are. He receives the ball from Davies and immediately turns to ping a cross field ball to the right wing without the delay of looking to see what his options are. Players like that stand out from the crowd, they appear to have longer on the ball than anyone else but all it is is vision.

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5:36 pm
The goals from the Celtic vs Spurs game which as you will know by now Spurs won 6-1 in Helsinki, Finland. Spurs goals were from Kane, Soldado, Holtby, Lamela, Adebayor (pen) and Eriksen.

For a match report see the earlier article: Spurs 6 vs Celtic 1

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Spurs 6 vs Celtic 1 Report

4:31 pm
An under strength Celtic side played an under strength Tottenham side in Helsinki, strange timing with Celtic in the middle of an important Champions League tie.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Celtic

One assumes money was the overriding factor though the venue was strange given Celtic don't have a big following in Finland. Tottenham have a supporters club so a chance for the Scandinavians to see their side live. Supporters in the UK often underestimate the importance of overseas supporters and expanding our market.

Anyway onto the the Spurs vs Celtic game itself and the lineups for the two teams.

Spurs XI: (4-2-3-1) Friedel; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Davies; Mason, Capoue; Holtby, Kane, Townsend; Soldado.

Subs: McGee, Fredericks, Fryers, Rose, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Sandro, Adebayor

Celtic: Gordon; Herron, O'Connell, Ambrose, Twardzik; Lindsay, Irvine, Henderson; McGeouch, Pukki, McMullan


After 5 minutes the ball was intercepted in front of the defence (Capoue?) and passes wide to Townsend who ran down the outside left and round the full-back. He cleverly cut the ball back to Harry Kane 16 yards from goal and Kane fired it into the top left hand corner. 1-0.

After 12 minutes Kane running at the defence played an on rushing Holtby through who unselfishly squared the ball for Soldado whose shot was saved by Gordon but he tucked the rebound away. 2-0.

Spurs are playing lovely one touch football moving the ball about swiftly and the goal for Soldado from open play will have done his confidence a ower of good, always nice to get the season opener. Holtby started on the right and Townsend on the left.

After 18 minutes an injury, Dawson hobbled off with what looked like an ankle injury after landing awkwardly following a header. Presumably he twisted his ankle and was replaced by Zeki Fryers, Younes Kaboul took over the captains arm band.

After 21 minutes a nice interchange of passing on the edge of the box gives an opportunity for Kane to shoot but it is deflected over the bar,

After 30 minutes the teams has a water break and then the game resumed.

After 44 minutes A Celtic player was allowed to cut in from the right andpass across the box to an unmarked player on the left, Naughton was not quick enough to close him down but got a heel to the attackers shot as he cut back onto his right foot.

Brad Friedel made a fine save with his feet as he was going te wrong way. The ball was clipped back from the byline where Zeki Fryers challenged the wrong side of the striker, The ball dropped just over the line at the far post before Friedel could claw it away. Awarded as a Fryers own goal. 2-1.

After 48 minutes a ball from Kane to Townsend who refused to pass looking for a shot for himself before the ball had to be played back outside the area. It was moved on to Capoue who feigned a shot, skipped past a player and picked out a pass to Holtby unmarked inside the box who slotted it underneath an advancing keeper. 3-1.

Half-time 3-1 - Kane, Soldado, Holtby

An entertaining half of football that Spurs largely dominated as you would expect playing against young Celtic academy and squad players. The interchanging of passing and moving is a hallmark of Pochettino's Spurs, the players seem very comfortable playing one touch passes. Harry Kane looks good in his role central of three behind Soldado.

I wonder if the four we saw in the first half Townsend, Kane, Holtby and Soldado are the reserve strike force with Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela and Adebayor being the first choice?

Holtby was involved and had a good game, his versatility makes him an important squad player and rumours of a loan move look wide of the mark. From what I heard earlier in the summer Pochettino likes him and wanted him to stay, his performances and amount of game time backs that view up, he suits the system.

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Spurs XI: Friedel; Naughton, Kaboul, Fryers, Rose; Capoue, Bentaleb; Lamela, Eriksen, Lennon; Adebayor

Lamela started on the right, Lennon tucked in from the left just as we saw in America.

After 59 minutes a ball from half way over the top by Bentaleb for Adebayor saw the chance for th shot but Ade turned away from gol. It's all Spurs passing and Celtic chasing the ball.

After 62 minutes Lamela cuts in square from the right with Lennon clear for a pass but Lamela has a shot from 20 yards with his left foot which takes a deflection off an arm leaving Gordon wrong footed. 4-1.

After 65 minutes Lennon plays in Rose who unmarked  in space puts in a poor cross to nobody.

After 67 minutes Adebayor tries a curling shot from just outside the area from the right but it curls way over.

After 70 minutes time for a drinks break and Sandro relaces Capoue, while Ryam Fredericks replaces Kyle Naughton.

After 74 minutes a short corner sees Eriksen whip the ball in for Sandro to flick on and Gordon make a smart save.

After 78 minutes Veljkovic replaced Fryers leaving Kaboul as the only outfield player to play the 90 minutes.

After 82 minutes a ball into Adebayor and one touch sees him going past Ambrose who sticks out a leg receiving a booking. A Spurs free-kick and Eriksen curls it into the top right hand cormer from the. 5-1.

After 84 minutes a ball from Lennon, after making room for himself, to Adebayor sees the Togo international hit the post.

After 87 minutes a ball is flicked in by Lennon to Rose who runs at the byline and Ambrose manhandles him on the six yard box. Rose goes down and it a penalty which Adebayor takes, He hits the right hand post as Gordon goes the wrong way and nestles in the left netting. 6-1.

After 91 minutes Celtic centre-back Ambrose is sent off after another tackle.

Final score: Spurs 6 Celtic 1

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Your country TV listings Tottenham Hotspur vs Celtic

10:30 am

Where to watch the match: Live Streams, Live Scores, Start Times, TV Channels

Few places showing it it seems are showing the Tottenham Hotsur vs Celtic friendly in Helsinki today. I have heard it is on in Malta also though what channel I don't know, as usual thet means there will be live streams ff the internet.

Watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Celtic live on Saturday, August 2, 2014:

Internationally on Celtic TV

Tottenham Hotspur vs Celtic Live Streams and TV Channels

AlbaniaSuperSport 2 Digitalb
Czech RepublicSport 1 CZ/SK
HungarySport 1 Hungary
InternationalCeltic TV
NorwayTV2 Sumo, TV2 Sport Premium
SlovakiaSport 1 CZ/SK

There will be internet streams available to enjoy the full match live, my starting point is usually Wiziwig.

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Celtic + Dag & Redbridge who plays in which game?

10:30 am
Celtic vs Spurs is up next on Saturday, it's not on general TV so you'll have to hunt around the Internet for an online stream, there will be some as it is being shown in other parts of the world.

There were 7 players away at the World Cup who didn't go on the USA & Canada pre-season tour, Lloris, Vertonghen, Dembele, Chadli, Bentaleb, Paulinho and Michel Vorm, add to that Adebayor, Sandro and Chiriches and there are 10 players who have not had any valuable game time yet.

Two of those we are actively looking to sell, Sandro and Chiriches so I wonder how much part they will play. Having said that there are other club games going on at the same time so opportunities for all to play.

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Spurs Under 18 side are also taking part in the international Eurofoot tournament in Belgium.

Group A
KV Mechelen (Belgium)
Club Brugge (Belgium)
Cercle Brugge (Belgium)
Genk (Belgium)
Utrecht (Holland)
Tottenham Hotspur (England)

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Spurs vs Utrecht (4.15pm local time)

Spurs vs KV Mechelen (1.15pm local time)
Spurs vs Genk (3.45pm local time)
Spurs vs Club Brugge (6.15pm local time)

Final stages of tournament

Celtic are unlikely to be at full strength, they are in the middle of a Champions League tie.

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The Second Leg takes place in Scotland on 6th August so with qualification being paramount they surely are not going to risk certain players.

Tottenham have a big squad and have promised a strong team to face Dagenham & Redbridge so most if not all players can get a run out. Who do you put in what team, it's a bit of a dilemma for Mauricio Pochettino.

Well I've had a stab at it and it wasn't easy, doubt it's anywhere near right either.

Spurs vs Celtic
Walker Dawson Vertonghen Davies
Capoue Bentaleb
Lamela Eriksen Lennon

Subs: Vorm, Kaboul, Naughton, Rose, Soldado, Ceballos, Mason

Spurs vs Dagenham & Redbridge
Fredericks Veljkovic Chiriches Fryers
Sandro Dembele
Townsend Paulimho Chadli

Subs: Archer, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Carroll, Holtby, Coulthirst, Coulibaly, Obika

Will the players see the Celtic game as the first team squad and be quietly aggrieved if they are left at home? Do you split the squad evenly such as the four centre-backs with youngsters as subs?

So many permutations and players feelings to consider, it will be interesting to see who travels.

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