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Dele Alli

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

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    I would be vastly surprised if we make as many sells/buys that some are suggesting. The priority imo is a keeper and another CB and then see where we are placed for money, it is obvious to us all that there are players here that stunk the place out under Poch and are now doing the same under Jose.

    Toby, Sanchez are not the future and we will have to see if Rodon get a few more games before the season ends to see if he is, its a worry that Lo Celso seems to be another sick note and we will have to see how he goes for the rest of the season before deciding on the CM position and if we will need more back up there.

    I would also keep Vinicius but i guess that depends on how much he will cost, i think he has done well in the limited time he has had here. The full back positions are not that bad, Aurier, Reggy, Davies and Japhet are good enough and i would wait and see if Doherty improves.
     
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  2. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Steffen Iversen

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    I’m no mathematician but I’m pretty sure that 1GK, 2CBs, 1 CM and 1CF adds up to 5?
     
  3. Raziel

    Raziel Johnny Morrison

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    Yep, that was my point, prioritize and keep it to that, doable, anything more is nice, but hard to see.
     
  4. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    We will, indeed, have to disagree.

    Dele's path is blocked by an obdurate force who has no interest in him.He wanted him gone from the club, DL did not. I could feel sorry for JM, as I believe every manager whoever they are should be backed 400%, and it is clear Dele still being here is not his choice. Anty use he makes of him is forced and not desired. That is massively problematic...and a shame.

    p.s. you'll have noted that for many months I hinted at Dele's issues and did not exonerate him of responsibility. Having said that, we are in a situation where we need our smartest players on the pitch, as well as our most instinctually brilliant. I believe Dele falls in that mould.
     
  5. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    If JM makes the summer, I think we will go for Ings big-time.
     
  6. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    Where Mourinho has my sympathy is that this is Covid and fudge knows the effects it is having. Where he doesn't is that he came in saying he was happy with the squad and repeated this. Was he lying? If so, no bueno. If he wasn't, then he has to own it. Obviously that truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. And as ever, if Levy has not backed him as he wanted, then ultimately it sits on Levy yet again. the manager must always be supported, whoever they are.
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Gudni Bergsson

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    We can sign those players and still get rid of the trash and it doesn't even have to be 1 in 1 out. We can do 1 in 2 out in some circumstances.

    Davies can go with no replacement as we already have Reguillion and Sessengnon coming back.

    Ideally two CBs would be great but if not two then 1 quality player to start with 1 of the existing to bring that player's level up. 2 CBs could potentially be released but more likely 1.

    Sissoko and Winks out the door with Skipp coming back and the addition of possibly Sabitzer or similar.

    Somehow sell Hart or Lloris and bring in a new keeper.

    Move on 2 of Lamela, Moura, Bergwijn and Bale and replace with an AM or if 3 are moved on replace with an AM and a left sided attacker.

    So that's 7 possibly up to 8 outgoings with only 4 paid incomings or 5 paid incomings if we move on 8 players. The squad gets leaner with no perceptible drop in quality. Arguably it improves if the CB hits the ground running and Lo Celso can stay fit.
     
  8. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    I think this is a nutshell comment and one which fairly captures the support split. For those of us like Finney and myself, the biggest issue to reconcile is the we dreamt and got so, so close from a low bar, yet we tore it up to go short-term, pragmatic trophy winner; that isn't working either. The frustration is real.
    FWIW I think he should stay to try and get the ultimate bail-out of Europa League. It is his virtual last chance saloon, yet it is the one he knows better than most, so we have to believe he can do it, even if we don't really. Where there's life there's hope. But again, I think you nailed it with that comment mate...
     
  9. elltrev

    elltrev Didier Zokora

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    Steff, what sources / connections to the club do you have? (As specific as you’re able to be!)
     
  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Makes sense too
    Proven and 1 year on his contract
     
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  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    I think that’s exactly the minimum we need
    All be it I think a wide forward too would be bloody helpful
     
  12. LincsSpur

    LincsSpur Andy Gray

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    I thought he had improved then we had that absolutely ridiculous pelanty he gave away
    Unfortunately that’s always been part of his game and always likely to happen
    Regardless of who his manager is at the time
     
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    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    I’ve been one of his highest critics
    This season he has been up there with the very best right backs
    Yep he did really hurt us that day. It was needless and stupid but he has generally been very very good this season IMO
     
  14. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Steffen Iversen

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    Deepay is on a bosman....
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Yep a Barca freebie
    He should have joined us over united TBF
     
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    Finney Is Back Steffen Iversen

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    Has he signed a pre contract there? :(
     
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    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    No
    But they made several plays for him to dangle that carrot
    And they can’t afford to buy anyone
    They want him and Wilnaldum on frees
     
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    Finney Is Back Steffen Iversen

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    2 good frees to be fair.
     
  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Especially when your skint
     
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  20. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Chris Perry

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    Where are all the Mourinho fanboys complaining about the cheek of Dele Alli trying things now?

    "He should have laid that off rather than go for a low percentage opportunity"

    If Alli had spent the last year listening to Mourinho he would be Jake Livermore right now. Mourinho ruined Joe Cole. I'm glad Alli has resisted him. That goal was a kick up the arse for Mourinho in the way out.
     

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