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Dele Alli

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Denmark Spur, 2 Feb 2015.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Dele is a finisher, ghosting in late to nut it home. He is wasted playing flicks and nutmegging someone on halfway.
     
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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    At his best I think he is a lot more than that.
     
  3. Benny_Lad

    Benny_Lad Wilson Palacios

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    He is. But at his best he is also lethal next to Kane.

    I really hope we can find a way of getting Dele back behind Kane, with a combo of the other guys doing the wide work.

    The one interesting piece from the BBC article yesterday was the talk of lack of pressing due to playing on larger pitches than the old WHL. This makes it all the more strange that we've abandoned the 4231 in favour of 41212.

    Sheer numbers up the top end of the pitch work better from a pressing/defensive viewpoint and none better knowing the defensive side if it up there than Dele.
     
  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    I thought that line was utter nonsense. If, perhaps, we had drastically underperformed every time we stepped onto a large pitch he might have had a point, but clearly thats just not true.
     
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  5. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Dele’s first goal since January, hopefully this heralds a turnaround in the team’s form...

     
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    MKSpur Ruel Fox

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    Thought he put a shift in yesterday but like Kane he went looking for the ball when he needs to make sure he’s available on the areas of the pitch he can do the most damage.
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    He'll never refind form without games. About time he got a start.

    I wonder, if Eriksen was fit, would he have got it though?
     
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    Bishop Jamie Redknapp

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    I think he should have, he is clearly our best playmaker (Lo Celso to be seen) and our aim should be to win games.

    I know Dele is still finding his form but we created little to nothing yesterday and the little we did create was of very poor standard.

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  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    Eriksens been a tits all season, and imo would have played all the same, but certainly shouldn't have
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Michael Carrick

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    Green shoots from Dele yesterday.
     
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    StephenH Les Medley

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    Boy, do we need them and him.

    I was tough for him yesterday but he kept going.
     
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    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    Thought he looked more like his old self yesterday and it was good to see.
     
  13. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    I am telling you, there is a lot going on in Dele's world and he needs careful handling right now to ensure he returns to being the player we know he is. I have steadfastly believed that a happy Dele in behind the main striker is world class. I hope he continues to make progress back to full form. I read someone say he kept dropping in too much for the ball. That is because we are a side learning to play without all creativity going through Eriksen, and is why once Ndombele came on and supplied via his turn and either drive or distribute style in that last 15 minutes, we started to look lively. Lo Celso's injury with Argentina killed us!
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Better chuck some manure on him.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Not much of a team if one player being injured killed us.
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    You either know the point I'm making or just want to find new ways to beat this squad/manager with any half-available stick. Now, off to the custard bowl you naughty man, and I'll meet you in the basement with my fishnets in 30 minutes!
     
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    Cochise Paul Stalteri

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    I thought he was lucky to not have been hooked by the hour mark tbh. He made some really good runs all game, but was rarely picked out and had to work with receiving the ball often in poor positions with plenty of defenders around him.

    Really happy to see him get a goal, but this wasn't a vintage Dele game by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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    the goat Stuart Nethercott

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    he was ok yesterday, but I said all though the game, just do the basic stuff, simple passes, turn lay the off, get some match confident's, then do the flicks and dummys etc
     
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    Benny_Lad Wilson Palacios

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    But even with Ndom or Lo Celso playing Poch will probably still play the diamond with Son or Moura next to Kane, and then trying to squeeze Dele in somewhere unsuitable (tip of diamond next best in that setup).

    A mystery why Ndom didn’t play at the weekend - especially with only 3 attacking players on the pitch and no forward drive from CM.

    The sooner we get Dele back towards Kane and the likes of Son, Moura and Lo Celso wide the better.

    I also thought Lamela asked the right questions in the right areas when he came on.

    It beggars belief that Poch went in without Eriksen, Lamela and Ndom. The only players who can unlock from central.

    He seems to think Rose and Aurier can make up the attacking numbers. They can’t imo.
     
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    Bishop Jamie Redknapp

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    I can only think he didn't want to create any chances of score any goals

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