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Christian Eriksen

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by spurspinter1, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Scott Parker

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    Everybody knows this is nowhere.
    Glad he's gone ,so our club can move forward without the seemingly endless distraction. Thanks for the memories.
     
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    metalgear Jack Jull

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    Dinner in Milan
    Sent from my SM-T865 using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  3. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    if you want to beat Juve it's not players you need to buy
     
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    NoLimits01 Ronnie Rosenthal

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    when this day came I thought I'd be heartbroken that we have lost a great player and servant to the club

    Today I just feel a bit meh
     
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  5. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    I heard he's about to extend his contract with us :eek:

    What a protracted saga. Eriksen managed to make running down his contract work quite well at Ajax, but its been a grueling marathon with us. In hindsight, it would have been better for everyone if he'd got a move last summer. I shouldn't imagine his current form has endeared him to as many clubs. At one point he could have been on elite level wages. Shame as he was one of the best players during the Poch era. I'll never quite understand why he wasn't more consistent. A brilliant technical player when in the zone, a moody lacking confidence liability when off form.
     
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    glasgowspur Paul Walsh

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    Never really bought that narrative tbh, we were a team that was better than its parts.
    Harry is/was our only really WC player.
    The rest good, made better by each other.
     
  7. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    Funny to look back at page 1. From fresh-faced and eager....to haggard and spent! Laterz.
     
  8. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    He made us tick.
     
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    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    & that was one of the worst shirts we've ever had. HP seem to have that effect...
     
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    thfcsteff Willie Hall

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    On point. I have felt this since the match itself. Kane starting did not hamper us, it did create those moments, and to have several of them as we did against a team of their quality means you have to take at least one of them if you are in any top match, let alone a CL Final.


    On Eriksen, Dubai has eloquently said what I think is the right and appropriate thing to say right now re: Eriksen. We remember the good times. I wish him well in Italy.
     
  11. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

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    They shoulda told Levy they would pay 20m on the 1st Jan, 19.5m on the 2nd Jan, 19m on the 3rd Jan etc...
     
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  12. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    Fair enough mate, but I wouldn't restrict that failing to just him - half the team fell at the final hurdle on a regular basis, unfortunately. Something about the mentality of the group he was part of.

    Dele even admitted it after we threw away the FA Cup semi-final in 2018 - 'we can't keep doing this'. It was just part of the group mentality, and I think Eriksen wasn't alone in being unable to truly dominate the biggest stages.
     
  13. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    When your teams play relies on one mans creativity then you could say his ability to perform on the big stage would be key above all others - he was the man who supposedly made us tick afterall...
     
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  14. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    No worries, mate. I personally think he was - Silva has the advantage of six years' worth of experience over Eriksen, but Eriksen ran far harder than Silva ever did, while maintaining a comparable attacking output.
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    He wasn't that central to our play, though. It's hard to explain given that he almost never missed a game, but I think we only grew overly reliant on him to deliver a bit of magic from about the second half of 2017/2018 onwards. Before that, the team could comfortably decimate anyone we came up against, with or without an on-form Eriksen. After about January 2018, we became almost purely focused on individual moments of brilliance to carry us over the line - the 'air raid' strategy of high-volume, low-probability attacks to make up for our utter lack of a midfield.

    But we weren't always as reliant on Eriksen as we were towards the end - he was just what made an already impressive team damn-near perfect. Didn't stop us choking on the biggest stages, though - right from the Carling Cup final in 2015. Something about the team just wasn't conducive to taking that final step, and I maintain that Eriksen wasn't alone in suffering from that malaise.
     
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    afsoc4life Mitchell Thomas

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    Running harder doesn't make him better and Silva was quite dynamic. I saw Silva for both Valencia and City. Silva is a better player than Eriksen - mentally as well.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    Maybe he is a big part of that malaise due to his mental issues. I mean this is a guy who cannot get the job I’ve the line and perform in his biggest games. He can do everything up to that point. In the biggest game of his career and he won’t get bigger he was out played by Danny Ross, Harry Winks and Sissoko... players who are not as good as him but know how to turn up when it matters
     
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    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    B79A7856-AB52-4A8F-9EB3-5ADDA04322F6.jpeg Is he hoping for this....
     
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  19. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    Or this,

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  20. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    I don't think you can blame one player when the whole team don't perform, after all we wouldn't singularly praise Eriksen when the whole team did perform. I think the main reason we lost semi finals and finals under Poch was because we typically had a tiny squad with little decent cover and by the end of the season we would have a mixture of injuries and fatigue and come up against teams who had spent more on having bigger, deeper squads and could come into those games fitter and fresher.
     
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