Tottenham 2-1 Brighton: Player ratings for the topic of strange fishing lure names
Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Brennan Johnson. It was a great ending! I’m not sure it was a great match. League results have gone Tottenham’s way too – thanks to Aston Villa’s loss to Manchester United, Spurs are back in fourth place in the Premier League table and now that they have their international stars back and are going through an injury crisis, Ange Postecoglou should have a much-improved squad available for the end of the season.
Today’s topic is taken from The Sleeper’s Sleep, who sent me this web page – just a simple review of “10 Weird Fishing Lures” that any potential angler should try at some point. I’m not a hunter. I know little about fishing. What I do know is that some of these fishing lure names are funny. That’s it. There’s no analysis here, no deep digging – we’re coming off Super Bowl weekend, I’ve had a big week at the day job, and my time is valuable. Sometimes superficial Beavis & Butthead jokes are all you get. Enjoy it, or not, whatever.
Here are Tottenham Hotspur’s player ratings after their 2-1 win over Brighton under the title of strange catch names.
4.5 stars: Yamamoto pulls a Flapin’ Hog
Flapin’ Hog. Lol….laughing
Babe Sarr (Community — 4.0): A strong candidate for man of the match. Super dynamic midfielder, even when it’s not perfect. He did well to follow up his deflected pass to score the equalizer with his left foot. It’s good to have him back.
4 stars: Bass Pro Shops XTS Mini Dad Crankbait
Mini. dad. Crankbait. Come here.
Guglielmo Vicario (Community — 4.0): Lost in all the (mostly fake) “is he tough enough” stuff from last week is that Googly Elmo is a great goalie. That fingertip save from Mitouma was brilliant, and whether other teams take him on for corner kicks does nothing to diminish how happy I am to have him in the Spurs squad.
Christian Romero (Community — 4.0): Aside from the penalty and two early shots, Brighton didn’t really generate much threat from open play, just 0.4 npxG. Romero was a big part of the reason. Solid defensive performance and very good in the press.
Richarlison (community – 3.5): I thought Ritchie had another very nice game despite not scoring. He had some chances that were blocked or saved, but he did all the other things – pressing, etc. – very well and without complaint.
Son Heung-min (Society — 4.0): How incredible is it that we have the possibility of bringing a world-class player like Son to the bench? Stunning cross for Brennan to score the winner, and he looked dangerous once he came on. I loved the crowd’s reaction when he came in and Coty gave up the captaincy.
3.5 stars: Berkley PowerBait Bearded Crazy Legs Chigger Craw
I mean. The description says “Great on a soccer head or bobblehead dance” which are definitely words that are meant to mean things.
James Madison (Society – 3.5): Starting to get back up to speed and looking less rusty. He set up Richarlison early, forced a free-kick save, and was involved in the build-up to the match-winner. No complaints.
Dejan Kulusevski (Society — 3.5): Hokey assist for Sarr’s goal and he looked more involved and lively than we’ve seen from him recently, especially in the second half.
Timo Werner (community — 3.5): Timo is just a smart, smart player, maybe the execution is still a bit off, but he was occupying a lot of space during this game and his vision of where to be and when to be there. He’s certainly worth playing with, although we still have to see where he fits in with Sony’s full-backs.
Yves Bissouma (community — 3.5): He didn’t look much worse for wear after the Africa Cup of Nations and his bout with malaria. He had some good tackles in midfield and didn’t look out of place in midfield. Hopefully he can curb some of the reckless things that got him into trouble this season.
Angie Postecoglou (Society – ): Some of his substitutions were due to knocks, but I wondered if the triple substitutions in the 62nd minute were the right decision, especially after Brighton started to assert themselves more after that. But it’s hard to question the results, and it’s good to finally have a full wardrobe to work with.
3 stars: Berkley PowerBait Floating Mouse Tails
I have questions.
Pedro Porro (community — 3.5): A rather poor performance from Porro in this. He took a late hit, I hope he’s okay.
Micky van de Ven (community — 3.5): Micky was brilliant in Spurs’ last game, and was even less so today after a cheap early giveaway and caused Gross’s penalty. It got better as the match went on.
Destiny Udoji (Community – 3.5): Brighton clearly believed that containing the pot was the key to stopping Tottenham, and they shut it down well. He had some good defensive possessions, and was replaced late on a hit.
2.5 stars: Megabass Dark Sleeper
Supposedly, if you say “Fred Arbogast Jitterbug” three times in front of a mirror at midnight, it will appear under your pillow by dawn.
Rodrigo Bentancur (Community — 3.0): It is difficult for me to understand how bad Lolo is due to his return from a serious long-term injury and how well he does not fit in tactically well with Ange Paul. I hope it’s the former, but I’m worried. He gave the ball away while preparing for a penalty kick, and was bullied in the press. It got a little better over time. Maybe he just needs to play through it?
Brennan Johnson (Community – 3.5): “But he scored the winning goal!” He certainly did, that’s a verdict! But he was absolutely terrible for the remainder of his shift on Saturday. You said in the comments that he was so bad that he became the best player in Tottenham’s history. 1.5 stars for performance, 4 stars for purpose.
1 star: VMC Tokyo Rig
It’s just a hook with a straight wire coming out of it. Stupid fish.
No Tottenham Hotspur player was as bad as VMC Tokyo Rig.
Tom Carroll Memorial Unrated
Ben Davies, Pierre-Emile Hojberg