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Dele Alli

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

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    Mosquito_Coasting Ronnie Rosenthal

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    I agree with that, we need to see Alli as a ten scoring goals again, connecting with Kane. If you’re midfielder has a twenty goal season it seems like madness to move him elsewhere. Have the passing playmaker deeper or from the left.
     
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    imcallingbullsh*t Steven Caulker

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    ...................Lloris
    New RB.....Sanchez.....Jan......Rose
    ..................Winks
    ......Sissoko...........N'Dombele
    ................Dele
    ......Son.............Kane

    Is what i expect to see next year
     
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  4. imcallingbullsh*t

    imcallingbullsh*t Steven Caulker

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    ..................Lloris/Gazzinga/Whiteman
    New RB/Aurier.....Sanchez/Foyth.....Jan/New CB......Rose/Davies
    ..................Winks/Dier
    ......Sissoko/New...........N'Dombele/New
    ................Dele/Lamela
    ......Son/Moura.............Kane/New

    Really need to get trading as thats a lot of business to get done

    Toby Out - Anderson In?
    Trippier Out - Who knows In?
    Wanyama Out - Ndombele in
    Llorente Out - Who knows In

    Still leaves us at least 2 bodies short especially in midfield
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Lloris
    (Gazzaniga)
    New Alderweireld Vertonghen Rose
    (KWP) (Foyth) (Sanchez) (Davies)
    Ndombele Winks
    (Sissoko) (Dier)
    Son Alli Eriksen
    (Moura) (New) (Lamela)
    Kane
    (New)
     
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  6. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    For fun of course...a first 11 with a couple of signings which would be fun. The pace of this side would be epic. Rose and Bale together would be entertainment.


    Lloris

    Sessegnon Foyth Vertonghen Rose

    Ndombele Winks

    Son Alli Bale

    Kane
     
  7. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    I also agree with those who want Dele right in off Kane.
    We need to give him a season playing where he is offensively effective. I think he is a 15 goal a season player at least if he can consistently play in behind and off Kane...
     
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    P.D. Milija Aleksic

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    Mikey10 Neil Sullivan

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    He doesn’t go missing any more than Eriksen imo.
     
  10. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    This is a good lineup, but I really hope GG doesn't start making the same mistake that TFC is making in droves.

    Ndombele is *not* a defensive midfielder. Not by any means - his best asset is not his tackling (which is average), his pressing (which is average), or his positioning (which is actually somewhat poor).

    He is a brilliant press-resistant dribbler, and a great passer. His strengths lie there, not in defensive midfield.

    And ditto Winks - he's really not defensively sound. He can put in an average tackle, press a little, and position himself somewhat adequately, but a midfield of Ndombele and Winks would be overrun unless the front four do an insane amount of defensive work protecting it.

    Both would do their best work paired with a specialist DM - Sissoko, Dier or (my choice) a new DM.
     
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    Maltese Falcon Steed Malbranque

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    Then we probably need to adapt our game plan... It is highly unlikely we will find anyone with the same skill set as Eriksen (esp the version of one-two seasons ago). Maybe utilise more wing play?
     
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    Cochise Michael Carrick

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    He's had a bad season and a lot of that has been due to injuries, but he's almost lost his identity these last 12 months. In the World Cup he was used as one of a 3 man midfield in the 352 but never looked quite comfortable in it. He did his job but it wasn't a role that he was suited to. When playing in a midfield 3 for England's new 433 he has still looked more of a functional part, shackling himself to the system but not using his best attributes.

    Dele's skillset is best suited when being given the freedom to float into those half spaces in the attacking third and making the clever moves off of Kane to find himself in front of goal. This brings me on to us, where we either play a 442/4231 with Dele playing off of Kane or a diamond with him at the tip. Now the diamond has worked well enough this year, but I wouldn't be suprised to see us switch things up if we get the targets we are after and with the wingers and midfielders we are being linked to, it looks like a 433 could be the shape.

    If so, I think Dele may find himself struggling to get in the starting lineup next season.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    By far his worst season, But for the reasons listed above.
     
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    MKSpur Tim Sherwood

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    Agree with this.

    He’s one of a few who will benefit from a break and a ‘reset’ for next season, along with some genuine competition for his place.

    Considering how many we’ve had below their previous levels add some fresh blood and we will be fudging amazing next season!
     
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    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    Unlucky not to score a couple for England today
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Agree, thought he had a better game then most
     
  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    Dele has taken one for the team this season, Im amazed more people dont seem to recognise it.
     
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    P.D. Milija Aleksic

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    Thing is we have to look at our style of play and see where Alli fits into it, there's often comparisons with Lampard and Gerrard but they were much more box to box in their style and often arrived late into the area or waited outside for rebounds. Alli plays far more advanced and seems to work best in a free role where he can get inbetween the lines but if you have a player that's inconsistent performance wise it becomes a risk. He needs to affect games more, you can't have a midfielder who's only getting 25-30 touches of the ball.

    Hopefully next season he can pick things up and kick on. He's still young but needs to keep developing and get back to the form of a couple of years ago, probably co-incidental but I always feel that when footballers start developing clothings brands etc then they start to lose their focus on football.
     
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    Raziel Steve Carr

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    The entire midfield has taken one for the team, Dele, Eriksen, Sissoko have all had to do a ton of work in not natural positions to cover for Wanyama, Dier, Winks & Dembele who due to form, injuries, leaving, etc never gave us a consistent/proper deep lying midfield.

    Dele as others have mentioned is great at making runs, ghosting the opposition and getting into goal scoring positions.

    While I hope rest and down time along with a new midfield help his game next season, he really needs to work on his finishing, even at his best he misses too many sitters ..
     
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    Benny_Lad Tony Parks

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    Exactly. It started at the WC with the left side of the Diamond duties. Then for Spurs this season has hardly ever played in what I consider his most dangerous position, off of Kane.

    We've seen previously for Spurs and also yesterday for England (Could easily have had 2 or 3) what that could yield.
     

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