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Official Benoit Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by papaspur, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Jonathan Woodgate

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    Great vid. We miss his involvement, he puts himself about. Was this particular game the one where he decided to try out a Roy of the Rovers central playmaker role for about 10 minutes \o/
     
  2. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Steffen Iversen Staff Member

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    Crazy. I thought the same thing, I miss watching that side.
     
  3. djp82

    djp82 Steve Hodge

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    I fear that was the best spurs side we will see for a while..
     
  4. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    Great find kroakie, showing some of what we've been missing without him.
     
  5. ledley's knee injections

    ledley's knee injections Radek Cerny

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    Nice post.

    Baines is immense going forward... but he's (IMO) quite weak defensively... there's countless examples over the last 2-3 years of people getting at him... but he's helped immensely by a hardworking, disciplined player in-front of him (just like how Walker is helped out by Lennon).

    And as we all know, Bale is not that hardworking and disciplined player defensively, as neatly outlined by Gary Neville on monday night football yesterday. So I agree with you! Anyway, we're not going to be able to get Baines imho...

    Back to the main man. BAE is an underrated player IMO. He has held down that LB position quite often all by himself - anyone else remember the interview he gave where he was basically like 'Gareth's a great player but he doesn't help me much LOL' etc?? - and OF COURSE he has his occasional wobbly moments (quite often bought on by his occasional tendency to overplay), but when you're defending a whole flank by yourself this is surely inevitable? He has improved beyond measure since at Spurs and was one of most consistently solid players last year and the year before, and when he's playing well his passing is one of the most underrated reasons why we can be one of the best possession teams in the league.

    Maybe this is all an irrelevent debate anyway, as there aren't too many - or ANY - LBs better than BAE that we can realistically get. Just hope he gets back to fitness very soon.
     
  6. Kingdawson

    Kingdawson Banned

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    That's how i felt watching that too. Jeez we looked awesome at times last season.
     
  7. Kingdawson

    Kingdawson Banned

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    --------------------------Friedel-----------------------------

    Walker--------Kaboul------------King/Gallas---------Ekotto

    Lennon---------Parker-----------Modric---------------Bale

    ----------------------------VDV-----------------------------

    ------------------------Adebayor-----------------------------



    When will we see anything even near to this?
     
  8. Kingdawson

    Kingdawson Banned

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    then again...



    ---------------------------------------Lloris/Friedel-------------------------------

    Walker----------------Kaboul-----------------Vertonghen---------------Ekotto

    -----------------------------Sandro/Parker-----Dembele------------------------

    ----------------------------------------Sigurddson-------------------------------

    -------Lennon------------------------------------------------------------Bale-----

    --------------------------------------Adebayor-------------------------------------



    That's a team that really should be challenging top 4 so all is not lost. Let's see what happens when we get some players back.
     
  9. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    Yeah, as you already pointed out yourself the only real differences are Dembele for Modric and Sig/Dempsey for VdV when players return from injury.

    We can also replace VdV with Defoe instead going 4-4-2 and probably be pretty close.

    Will be interesting to see if we go for another VdV replacement in January and/or another striker.
     
  10. Kingdawson

    Kingdawson Banned

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    Such a shame that Ade is out for 3 matches now otherwise i would have liked us to start 4-4-2 vs shammers.
     
  11. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    I agree fully.
     
  12. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Stalteri

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    The irony is, what Baines did for that first goal, Benny would get slated for on here
     
  13. braineclipse

    braineclipse Colin Calderwood

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    For sure. Would probably have sparked another "BAE is so overrated" debate wherein at some point Baines would have been bought up as a much better player.
     
  14. Rossi22

    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    I imagine most haven't even watched a full Everton game.
     
  15. milo

    milo Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    spot on
     
  16. southstand1882

    southstand1882 Mitchell Thomas

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    I saw them live for 90 mins in January

    Watched them get dingdonged by Spurs

    Baines was brick

    BAE was epic
     
  17. jimmyb

    jimmyb Milija Aleksic

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    Sounds hopeful. We need him back:

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-n...t-assou-ekotto-verge-tottenham-return-186558?

    Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-ekotto will finally resume training next week after missing the majority of the season with a knee injury.

    Assou-Ekotto, 28, has been sidelined since the start of September and has only made three appearances this season.
    The Cameroon defender was one of the star performers for the north London club last season and has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.

    The news will come as a major boost to Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, who is desperate to have his first-choice left back in action ahead of the busy Christmas period.

    Villas-Boas said: "We hope to see him back next week hopefully. He is making good progress. His recovery has been long. We are looking a bit more positive on that front.

    "It has been good the last few weeks because we are getting good news from these long-term injuries and in the end these are players we need back.

    "They were extremely important for the club so that will be a big boost for the club."
     
  18. Rorschach

    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    That is great news. We really could do with him as I've not been impressed with Vertonghen in the LB spot.
     
  19. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    Jeez not another one! Ferrari at left back and everyone wants a Nissan!!
     
  20. Rossi22

    Rossi22 Pedro Mendes

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    You're right and everyone else is wrong.
     

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