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Ben Davies

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by billyiddo, 23 Jul 2014.

  1. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Simon Davies

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    Yes we've been linked. Might be expensive though. Haven't seen anything other than youtube vids so can't judge. But highly rated.
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    I agree
     
  3. metalgear

    metalgear Ian Walker

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    Davies is OK but we need one with a special power like above average speed, vision or winning headers to complement the defence and improve our team capabilities.

    Many ball playing CBs, just less English ones to choose from!

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  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    Wish that Davies could score from free-kicks like Irwin used to!

     
  5. inkpenspur

    inkpenspur Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Why is it that when I hear ‘and Grobelaar scarcely moved’ I become all cynical and question whether the shot was actually any good???
     
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  6. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    How would we know if he is any good, he's not going to get a chance to take playing for wales with bale there or for us with harry hogging them.
     
  7. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    That would be good. I just think it may be harder, or more expensive to actually do than some on here have made it sound.

    Not an abundance of left footed very good centre backs who are good enough on the ball.

    Even not looking at English players, but in the PL as a whole... Ignoring if players are attainable or not. Laporte would be an upgrade. May be my lack of knowledge, but I struggle to point at another that would be a clear upgrade.

    We've seen in the past players from outside the PL, even with a big reputation, be hit and miss.

    Not saying it can't be done, nor that we shouldn't try. I trust Paratici and Conte to make good decisions. But not easy.
     
  8. Yiddo

    Yiddo Steffen Iversen

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    Same as Dier, world class performance today.
     
  9. Robbo

    Robbo Chris Perry

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    I love how fired up he was - and that Salah block was immense.
     
  10. elltrev

    elltrev Kasey Keller

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    He really is an excellent defender. Just held back by his physical traits and his inconsistent passing.
     
  11. metalgear

    metalgear Ian Walker

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    Why this game and not every game?
    I think Liverpool were surprised by our tenacity in defence.

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  12. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Davies has had very few bad games for us under Conte. I think at the Newcastle game as well I saw him losing his brick when we conceded a chance despite winning the game comfortably. He's not always "Gentle Ben".

    The piece of defending for that block on Salah was just poetry in motion. Could watch it all day. If VVD did it, BT would be blowing their loads.

    Thats two games Salah played against us and he didn't get any change out of Sessegnon or Davies.
     
  13. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Mel Hopkins

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    Tbh. The most basic of pass made by him or TAA and they need a Kleenex. It's embarassing
     
  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    He was class again yesterday
    Deffo my player of the year
     
  15. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    TAA is a very good footballer but he's one of the worst defenders I've ever seen in a top side. I dunno how he gets such a free ride. And you could say that's how Klopp has him playing but Robertson on the other side can attack and defend. His primary job should be defending and he can't do it. Heskey got abused for years because, as a forward, he did everything well except his main job.
     
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  16. DubSpur

    DubSpur Tim Sherwood

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    Far from player of the year, he's one of the first that we can upgrade on. He was really good defensively yesterday, but even then some of his passing was poor, especially the one he played across his own box in the first half. Would keep him as a really good squad option but hope he's not first choice next year.
     
  17. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    Sorry I just don’t agree
    And upgrade on him will be a hell of a player
    And it’s exactly what we need
     
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  18. Yiddo

    Yiddo Steffen Iversen

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    Good luck finding an upgrade on him without spending £70m+.
     
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  19. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Nick Barmby

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    Start of the season Dier and Davies were dogbrick to most and LoCelso and Ndombele were untapped geniuses, how things change.
     
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  20. AdamB

    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    Liverpool play with 3 midfielders who don't get beyond the forwards. Their most attacking midfielder is Thiago. They set themselves up to have the two CBs with 3 CMs across the pitch in midfield. That gives freedom to the full-back who more or less play as wing backs given the CMs hold their position

    So TAA is ideal for them given their formation. Argubly his primary job is not defending given the way which they play - its to support the forwards. If they played with, say, a playmaker like an Eriksen and a Lampard/Gerrard/Scholes type as part of the 3 midfielders, then the fullbacks would need to be better defensively. But thats not how they play
     
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