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Dele Alli

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Denmark Spur, 2 Feb 2015.

  1. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Wilson Palacios

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    I tend to agree, and genuinely want to believe it...and then i think of some of those big games for England where he didn't reeeeally turn up if we're honest.
     
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    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    He has to play instinctively. He is far better when he plays like that IMO. If he has too much time to think about things he is not as effective.
     
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  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    No such thing as a big game for England.
     
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  4. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    He was as key to our come back against Ajax as Moura. We are a far better team when he is in it.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    He makes my pants sticky?
     
  6. MKSpur

    MKSpur Sergei Rebrov

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    In his defence I think England played him deeper and he was carrying an injury, which to be honest I think has caused his weaker form this season.
     
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    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    Is there STILL a question about him? One of the most intelligent, gifted, skillful and guileful players we have. If he plays right off the front man, he will be electric tonight. If he plays deeper he will be effective. Either way, he is absolutely vital to whatever we do...
     
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    DeanoAustin Kasey Keller

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    Couldn’t agree more. His two assists in Amsterdam were first class. This lad will be a big game player and I reckon he’ll turn in a big performance tonight.

    I’ve heard some fans say he should be dropped. Poch would be mad to even consider not starting him. It’ll be 2 from Son, Kane and Moura. No way Alli and Eriksen don’t start.
     
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  9. FatBloke

    FatBloke Milenko Acimovic

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    We say guileful, opposing fans say he's a massive cunbt.

    I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
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  10. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Kasey Keller

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    He is a clam and I love him for it.

    Every team needs those types of player and for years we had no one. Nice tidy footballers who would let themselves get walked over. That was us. Now we have the likes of Alli, Jan, Lamela and Rose. Dirty, hard, sneaky bastards who would, to coin a John Giles phrase, kill their granny to win.
     
  11. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Wilson Palacios

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    So what did he do?
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    When he's on top form, he's my favourite player of ours to watch. He had a poor game yesterday, but was still the only player to get in a couple of decent goal-scoring positions (header over the bar and the phucked attempted chip on the keeper). I'm not convinced Dele and Son play that well together, at least from Dele's side of it.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Play when not 100 percent fit, zero rest and over played.
     
  14. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Sean Davis

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    A common theme with the English lads this season
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    He was absolute toilet lastnight, same as Son, Kane & Eriksen

    If one of them had've been on form and took their chances we would be watching our team in a CL parade today
     
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    afsoc4life Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    I like the excuses being made for him. Rewatch the Amsterdam game - the first goal was not an assist - he tried to dribble the player and Lucas took the ball. 2nd assist - I hear some quarters that his return pass was meant for Llorente. That I will give to him.. If he needs a rest, I hope he gets one.
     
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    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    I don’t blame Poch for starting Kane. I do however think it was a mistake not to start Moura. Nothing to do with sentiment but he has scored vital goals in the competition this year at crucial times. Alli just hasn’t done enough to justify such faith in him. He’s not at Kane or Son’s level, he shouldn’t be undroppable. Too many times he picks the wrong option, tries one too many flicks (there’s a time and a place for nutmegs etc). I don’t want to stifle his game and make him afraid to try the unexpected but he needs to learn when to pick the simple option and when to NOT try and chip the keeper for example. He’s definitely not the player he was from 2016/17.
     
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    Raziel Steve Carr

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    Another player with a big season next season.

    Dele has a insane ceiling, but in danger of being another English talent wasted. Needs to be smarter (agree with @Jurgen the German sometimes keep it simple), needs to be more clinical (he has wasted some sitters) and more consistent.
     
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    DeanoAustin Kasey Keller

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    Well I got that spectacularly wrong...

    Really disappointed in him on Saturday. That’s not to spacegoat him or say he was the reason we lost but I expected so much more because he has such potential. He was dreadful.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Not his best game by a distance, however i think most of our players failed to perform ( same with the Pool players), poor game overall and one we could still have won.

    I am disapointed of course but we will be back.
     

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