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Dele Alli

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

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Les Howe

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    Its why I don't care for fans.
     
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    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    Sh!t guys.... here comes that annoying dinner lady!!!!
     
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  3. parklane1

    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    I guess children will always be children.:p
     
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    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    And dinner ladies will always be dinner ladies.... Or are they 'playground supervisors' now?!? :D
     
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    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    as long as they're not serving battered spam and chips with soggy peas and gooseberries and custard, I'll live!
     
  7. Rorschach

    Rorschach Vic Buckingham

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    Loved that.
     
  8. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Young-Pyo Lee

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    Cor. Just think what that game has done for his transfer value.;)
     
  9. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Obviously that doesn't show every involvement he had in the game, but trying to understand why Mourinho liked that performance aside from the goals two things stand out for me:

    1. The difficult stuff all happens in situations where there's a clear immediate benefit if it works. Not in or around the centre circle against a team sitting deep.

    2. I think there were one touch flicks in the game, can't quite remember. But the majority of the time he received the ball in a bit of space he received it, turned or used the ball instead of trying the super fancy one touch flick. There's a time for that too, but more sparingly imo.

    Alli is capable of the spectacular including those flicks, but if he tries that too often he becomes predictable imo.
     
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  10. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Steve Carr

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    He definitely looked more interested on Wednesday and moving well, a Dele up for it is a massive plus for us as he can do things others cant and if he can switch on that understanding with Kane those missed chances that have cost us many games recently could be put away and confidence and points may follow.
     
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    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    I think you also have to remember he actually had the better part of a full match for the first time in a while. Mourinho is going to talk him up because he has to. It is part of the program at this juncture in time. I'd also say that "the flick" for which he was chastised against West Ham was pretty near the edge of a packed box where receiving and holding was an equal risk as trying something off the cuff (which is, after all, Dele). More than anything (for me) he is finally getting time on the pitch and given that he spent the majority of the game with Bale on too, you're looking at two quality players. You know, as much as I loved his goal, my favorite Dele moment from the game was the weight of the pass to Bale, which allowed Bale to exercise his talent without having to adapt/break stride. The simplicity was artistic all round!
     
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    Finney Is Back Paul Robinson

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    Indeed it was on the edge of the box and had it came off it was getting to ball to a player, in a good position, in space (when with 10 West Ham players back there was none) when controlling the ball and going from there would instead allow West Ham to organise again. Those sorts of things come off maybe 1 in 4 times, but when you’re creating chances of a total XG of under 1 in the whole game, they are worth trying.
     
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    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Can't talk for people chastising him for the flick against West Ham. I didn't find it problematic personally.

    Could be that Mourinho just has to praise him now. I thought there were some at least potentially valid reasons for why the praise came now.

    The pass to Bale was excellent. The cross to Vinicius was lovely. All round very good and I hope and think he now gets chances (plural!) to show the fake quality against better opposition.
     
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    MKSpur John Lacy

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    I think you get certain players who are on the same wavelength and it makes a massive difference when you know that your run will be found, or the pass will come first time, or into the instep of your stronger foot, pinged in rather than under hit. Whether you believe we don’t coach attacking moves or not I really hope we can get Dele and Bale on with Kane Son Dembele and Bale firing together. Maybe the best way to protect our defence is to give the opponent something more to think about than a counter attack.
     
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    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    It might enable us to get more then a couple of players in the summer. ;)





    Just want to say before anyone gets their knickers in a twist i was only joking. :)
     
  16. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Young-Pyo Lee

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    Tres bien. Moi aussi, grand gar.
     
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    afsoc4life Jonathan Woodgate

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    I just saw some tabloid news that he has broken up with his girlfriend as she complained that he was playing fortnight too much. This happened mid February and his football has picked up.
     
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    Raziel Paul Robinson

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    Decent first half from him, disappointing they took the goal away from him

    Slowed down in 2nd as expected, still a bit away from 90 minute fitness.
     
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    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    Raziel Paul Robinson

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    Bringing this up as for some reason there are a ton of threads on what the clearout needs to look like post Jose and people want to keep Dele?

    How the fudge do you watch that game last night, his game against the Scum and think you keep this guy?
     
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