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Kieran Trippier

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by DublinSpur, 19 Jun 2015.

  1. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Mauricio Taricco

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    Never followed or heard much about Trippier. Not sure what he will bring to the team apart from being another squad player.

    Just like Wimmer, not at all excited by this signing ! In fact, I am yet to get excited by any of Pochettino's signings so far. I think we need to sign more established and experienced players to bring us to the next level. I guess this is what you get for having an inexperienced head coach. I think experienced managers would be more ambitious by trying to sign more well-known and experienced players instead.
     
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  2. AdamB

    AdamB Jack Jull

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    I've never thought that he's particularly good at much. Physically he's neither quick, tall or strong which is a difficult starting point. Tidy enough on the ball, as you would expect from a winger who's been converted to a full-back but that isnt really enough.

    Think he'll end up in the championship; no disgrace in that obviously and it shouldnt be expected that a high proportion from each age group make it at PL level
     
  3. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    The club's policy is to sign young players and develop them. We cannot afford to sign experienced players, who would take us to the next level, because we would be competing with richer clubs who are already there for their signatures.
     
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  4. King of Norway

    King of Norway Gudni Bergsson

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    Would have to be under a new manager then. Pochettino doesn't play wingers who stay wide and run down the line.

    As for Trippier, I haven't seen that much of him, but what he can add to the team is better delivery from the wide areas. He is a better crosser than Walker. He will probably be back-up when Walker is fit, though.
     
  5. NorwegianSpursFan

    NorwegianSpursFan Naybet

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    I thought Fredericks was bloddy quick, that's the impression I've got from the few cameos he's made in the first team.
     
  6. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Mauricio Taricco

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    That policy won't bring us anywhere. Once these youngsters established themselves, they will try to move to big clubs who can win trophies. I think we already have too many youngsters at Spurs. We need more experienced players to help us fight for honours. I find it hard to believe that we cannot sign more experienced players in the mould of VDV, Vertonghen, Eriksen, Chadli, Modric and Berbatov. They were well established and well-known players when we bought them. I think it is pointless to buy those unknown players from small clubs like Wimmer, Trippier and Yedlin who will struggle at big clubs like Spurs.
     
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  7. Ginola99

    Ginola99 Steven Caulker

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    I know him fairly well and he is about 6ft and very quick to the point of being one of the fastest at the club.
     
  8. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    VdV is the only player in your list who was experienced when he joined, all of the rest fit with our policy of buying and developing promising players.
     
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    Cochise Steve Carr

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    I remember when he got the cameo a few years back in one of the cups, Ferdinand was saying he was as fast as Walker. I too had hoped he would get a chance with us, but at this rate it's unlikely, unless Yedlin gets pushed further forward or is bombed out on loan somewhere. Either way the arrival of Trippier marks the end of one or even two of our current RB's.
     
  10. billyiddo

    billyiddo Les Howe Staff Member

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  11. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    NB: I 'liked' the above post before reading the Pritchard comment. No you can't! ;)
     
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    Bullet Les Ferdinand

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    Watch this video of Trippier

    http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/trippier-interview-190615/

    It is exciting because it is filmed in The New Black Box which Mitchell painted black so he can concentrate on typing out his algorithms on his PC.

    And also because he mentions how he is the love child of Solskjaer, Hossam Ghaly and Luke Young; I knew I'd seen him somewhere before.
     
  13. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    Walker has regressed IMO. Still hasn't improved his positional play and his end product when going forward is not good enough. Look at the improvement Rose has made in those two areas, Walker is not any better than he was in 2011.
     
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    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    I'll be happy as long as we sign a CM to replace Mason, a centre forward and an experienced CB.
     
  15. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    You think that he hasn't improved since his first season in our first team?
     
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    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    2011/12 - Very good season
    2012/13 - Similar standard to the year before
    2013/14 - Regressed
    2014/15 - Similar to the previous season

    I certainly don't think he's better than he was 3 seasons ago.

    Do you believe he has improved his defensive and positional play?
     
  17. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    2011/12 - Good season
    2012/13 - Excellent
    2013/14 - Injured for half the season
    2014/15 - Injured
     
  18. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    He played 26 league games in 2013/14, hardly half the season.

    EDIT: Injuries can account for loss of pace and lack of match sharpness, but I really don't believe positional play is affected too much, surely it is more down to instinct and intelligence?
     
  19. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    The whole team struggled in 2013/14.

    Walker has a tendency to use his pace to get him (and the team) out of situations but any player with his pace is going to do that. I think that there is a tendency to criticise players for what they are not rather than look at what they are good at. Walker is a very good attacking fullback who has improved defensively since he first broke through. I think that if he could regain his match fitness and sharpness he would be a really good fit in Poch's preferred system but I am very happy that we have signed Premier League ready cover.
     
  20. billyiddo

    billyiddo Les Howe Staff Member

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    I think his positional sense looks worse than it is because he uses his pace to his advantage which wrongly, imv, gets labelled as 'getting him out of trouble'
     

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