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Dele Alli

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

  1. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    Players aren't allowed to do anything outside of the football pitch and training complex
     
  2. milo

    milo Bert Bliss Staff Member

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    Which is why they end up gambling
     
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  3. milo

    milo Bert Bliss Staff Member

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    The truth is that if it doesn't impact on his training and commitment to the club, it doesn't do any harm.

    Everyone is focusing on Dele at the moment because his form has dipped, some of that may be because of commitment but form is a complex thing and there is rarely one cause.
     
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  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    If you go back to the period that the post i quoted is from and read the thread from around that time it is full of praise for his form and all round progression - it wasn't long after that point that the teams form across the board fell off a cliff and it's only recently there has been much semblence of us playing ourselves back in to it, so i think Alli was not alone in seeing his form drop off but unlike the rest of the team he hasn't had the opportunity to play himself back in to it the last few months.
     
  5. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    I think it’s because of his history of “delivering” his profile is high. It’s like United Pogbas problem
    How do you accommodate a player of a certain calibre
    But clubs and teams don’t do that anymore, the players are very much now expected to fit systems and styles and adapt to their coaches
     
  6. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Steffen Iversen

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    The slight caveat to all that is he did have that mini revival, surge of form when Jose arrived...then downhill since?
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Steffen Iversen

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    Agree...I was just about to add that.

    It could quite simply be that if you're a bit of a fancy Dan ...Jose just doesn't get on with (like) that kind of player.
     
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  8. AdamB

    AdamB Nayim

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    He just doesnt need any more distractions. He needs to follow Kane's example - he's a model pro. Even if he could get halfway towards Kane's dedication it would be a big improvement
     
  9. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Steffen Iversen

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    The problem Dele has is Jose. Jose is 400% 'for the team' , and even if the outside things Dele does do not have a literal impact, it's enough for Jose even if he just perceives they are. I'd suggest the game time for Moura and Lamela testifies to this.

    I'd also add that imo Jose doesn't like players that rate themselves, he prefers them humble, but if they're super focused and dedicated that will always go far with Jose.

    Edit: what would be interesting if Grealish was here how that would be working out with Jose.
     
  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    I'd rather our players spent their time on gaming nonsense than playing for England.
     
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  11. milo

    milo Bert Bliss Staff Member

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    I think that you are talking about something completely different to the point I was making
     
  12. milo

    milo Bert Bliss Staff Member

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    Why should it be a distraction? Is he doing any more than getting paid for a photoshoot and putting his name to something? Kane does that too, so why shouldn't Dele?
     
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    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    It may well seem crass to compare Dele with David Bentley but in certain respects there are similarities. Bentley's problem was he persisted in trying to take on too many defenders at once, he just did not know when to pass.

    Dele seems to have developed the habit of trying too many flicks and tricks that don't come off. No doubt it's more complex than simply that - his passing is also not quite what it was (maybe never was?) - but it's likely one reason why Jose loses patience and decides to hook him.

    Hopefully though it's nothing more than what most players go through sooner or later, a prolonged dip in form that he will eventually come out of.
     
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    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    AdamB Nayim

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    agreed
     
  16. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Steffen Iversen

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    I guess the point is that kane is possibly in the form of his life and Dele has not made several premier league squads. So even if it doesn’t make a deleterious difference it can be accused of being a distraction.
     
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  17. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Jimmy McCormick

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    All of a sudden have this sneaky feeling that Dele is going to be REALLY key for us by middle of December after some absolutely barnstorming performances over the next few weeks....
     
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  18. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    I hope he was watching that thinking he wanted to be on the pitch enjoying beating city. Probably playing abacus games on his phone. Gaming I think the kids call it.
     
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  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    He was there though so he was the spare man maybe I think that I am a better football fan than the rest of you could give him a break whilst he sorts his game out
     
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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Probably watching what pep was wearing to inspire his new clothes range.
     

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