Tottenham Hotspur vs Sunderland, Premier League Gameweek 33: Open Thread

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for the match being shown in the US:

Tottenham vs Sunderland, 3pm, NBCSN

Starting line-ups:

Tottenham: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Sandro, Sigurdsson, Townsend

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown (c), Cuellar, Vergini, Ki, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Johnson, Borini.

Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Wickham, Colback, O’Shea, Scocco, Ustari

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

20 thoughts on “Tottenham Hotspur vs Sunderland, Premier League Gameweek 33: Open Thread”

  1. Oh dear, it just gets worse and worse for Altidore. He’s playing for the Sunderland U-21 team today instead of this match.

    1. Better playing with the U-21 team than not playing at all. On the other hand, we can tell how much better Sunderland performs without him, the score is telling. There’s no way Sunderland stays in the Premier league and I am not sure that Gus Poyet is a very good manager either. Jozy made a horrible mistake going to Sunderland. I hope he made some good money at least.

  2. Is it possible some MLS team can bring this man home? It’s obviously too late to help him get his confidence back for the World Cup but at this point maybe the hope he can get out of Sunderland would get him going.

    1. I’d rather see him go somewhere else in Europe where he can get playing time. Some team that’s not fighting relegation and can provide service. When you’re always the underdog, the lone striker is more often than not isolated. At AZ, they were actually competitive and usually near the very top of the league, and not in their own half the whole game. MLS won’t develop Jozy, it will just give him playing time. A bad run of form in the MLS, and who knows if he’ll ever get back to form. It’s an adjustment to go back to the MLS, as it’s a more sloppy, athletic, less technical, direct style of play. Would rather see him go back to Holland, France, or maybe Italy.

  3. I’ll be interested to see what kind of reception the Spurs faithful give Sherwood since the news about his future not being manager of the club next season. What will happen if Spurs are losing or are playing exceptionally well. Can’t wait to find out.

    1. Add this to the list of horrific goals allowed by Spurs this season. And Chiriches is one of our better defenders, generally.

  4. I came here to see if anyone had news on Altidore … I see it’s not good. U21s??? I fear that his time in the EPL might be done and dusted.

  5. Looks like Sunderland will be in the Championship next season. Cannot see them surviving now. For a while they were playing really well but recently they’ve been very poor.

  6. Thank you baby Jesus. Hopefully spurs go undefeated the last 5 games but I’m sure they will blow it and we will end up in Europe

    1. That’s the spirit! I wouldn’t want to play in the Thursday League either! It just sucks the life out of you.

  7. The bottom three is taking shape. Of the teams outside the bottom three, only Norwich seem he’ll bent on falling through the trap door.

    1. I think Fulham might just escape…they’ve got the best manager among the bottom feeders and some talented players

  8. Other than the sloppy goal and the fact that Rose had a shocker I thought we were pretty good tonight. Eriksen had a phenomenal game and like someone mentioned earlier, has got some crucial goals this season

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