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One player from history - 2019/20 edition

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by milo, 14 Nov 2019.

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If you could pick one player from our history for current team who would it be?

This poll will close on 3 Jan 2020 at 8:37 PM.
  1. Bale

  2. Blanchflower

  3. Gascoigne

  4. Hoddle

  5. Mackay

  6. Modric

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  1. milo

    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    We've done this three times before, here are the 2014/15, 2013/14 and 2012/13 threads.

    Same question as previous years...If you could pick one player from our history to fit into and improve (or even complete) our current team who would it be and why?

    A poll will be added when we have some names.
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Paul Stalteri

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    Christ, just 1?!!!!....

    Can’t see one person having any effect on the current team. Those clams would have Hoddle playing like Stambouli within the month.
     
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    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Glenn.
     
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    glasgowspur Paul Stalteri

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    Save mackay.
    Give them all a good boot up the arse.
     
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    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    I'm putting that down as a nomination for Mabizela
     
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    StephenH Dimitar Berbatov

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    Gascoigne!
     
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  7. milo

    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    Central midfield seems the obvious position
     
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    yiddo37 Erik Edman

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    Agreed. Could go past 2 or 3 easily, create chances and score himself. Get Sissoko/Winks/Dier/Ndombele or whoever to stay put and just give him the ball, would create havoc for the opposition and Kane would end up with 40 goals a season.
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Glenn Hoddle.
    Imagining the service he would give Son, Dele and Harry is just...well...I cannot go there.
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Surprising that no-one has mentioned John Lacy or Paul Miller yet...:cool:
     
  11. milo

    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    At the risk of sounding like @scaramanga, if you want to make an immediate improvement on this team, you replace Sissoko with a footballer. I love his athletecism, I can understand why he is selected but he severely limits how a team can play.
     
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    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    Where are you playing him?
     
  13. galeforce

    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    It’s Bale, he’s the best player we’ve ever had, as much skill and ability as anyone else but twice the athleticism.

    He’d make any team from any point in history better, one of the all time greats.
     
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    mudshark Jermaine Jenas

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    Gazza.
     
  15. milo

    milo Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    I'm surprised by the calls for Gazza. In the modern game, he'd be a #10 and I think that we have more pressing concerns further back.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Paul Stalteri

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    A distant 2nd to Bongani Khumalo.

    Toda 3rd obviously.
     
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    Jon Paul Stalteri

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    Right back.
     
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    Jon Paul Stalteri

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    With a name like that, has to be in to replace Hugo?
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    The options are exciting.

    Given his ability to scorer 15+ goals a season, I'd be tempted to play him in behind Kane with the caveat that he would drop off and drift around/across/rotate with the front three.

    Probably the best use of his talent, and one which would allow Kane, Son, Lo Celso and Alli to play, would be as one of the two deeper midfielders, so alongside an anchor such as Dier. It does leave Ndombele out in big games, but I think providing the defensive positions are solid and improved, we could absolutely get away with two ball-playing attack-minded CMs.

    You could also play him on the right side of a three, with (say) Dier and Lamela or Lo Celso, leaving a front three of Son Kane and Alli, with Sessegnon and Foyth as FBs. Admittedly you'd want to make sure your CBs were rock solid, but let's be honest, if that side got ticking they'd be exciting to watch. Looking at this, I think options 1 and 3 work best. Anything to get that vision, sublime passing and goalscoring into our side. This is quite possibly the only reason I am not a manager BTW!!!!!
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    A very good shout in fairness, as he would address a lot of what we need in one swoop!
     

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