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Derek Lamela

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by SuprSi, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    While I agree with you, I also agree with @ricky2tricky4city

    Lamela is a bit of an odd one, neither fish nor foul, but I think all would agree there is great unrealised potential in him.

    That said, as you say, theres always someone who cops it after a loss (though I dont think thats what ricky is doing here).
     
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  2. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Mitchell Thomas

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    We could not talk about the players, good or bad, and just shut the forum down.

    It's just a bit of chat really.

    I didn't write my post above in light of last night's game, it was kind of in reply to @Legohamster s post. C.ould of written the same anytime in the last 12 months. Just my observations......hope there worthwhile;)
     
  3. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Paul Stalteri

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    Sorry if my inner snark popped out and thanks for your calm reply. I’m not hugely upset with last night as the absentees were crucial. If a team knows you don’t have the threats we were missing they have less to worry about. And Sarri stopped playing his preferred not effective formation and freed up hazard to cause all kinds of mischief. I see that game as a lost opportunity to get to play at Wembley but also as a chance for Poch to work out how to get the most out of our bare bones.
    o_O
     
  4. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Mitchell Thomas

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    Sorry I didn't mean to be having a poke at you, I'm not, honest.

    I think it would be best for lamela to move on tbh, not because of he isn't good enough, but because I don't see where he fits in now.
    Him and Eriksen just don't play well together and we're not going to drop Eriksen.

    The irony is he has that one thing that we all keep saying we miss, winning weather......
     
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  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I think of him ultimately as a squad player.

    Whether or not he would be happy with that is another story!

    I do agree he and Eriksen dont really seem that complimentary. Though I also think Lamela could do very well in Eriksens position, perhaps thats why?

    I can forsee a situation where Lamela never really steps on with us, and so transfers out.

    I can also forsee a situation where we sell Eriksen, and Lamela ends up a revelation playing centrally.

    Honestly coudnt say how I think he'll pan out.

    Ultimately though, if he is happy to stay Im happy to keep him - even though its likely not as a first choice player
     
  6. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Young-Pyo Lee

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    When he came back he looked very handy, now he looks less so. I think he is more an impact off the bench player
     
  7. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Mitchell Thomas

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    Yes, they don't seem to start off in the same areas but drift into them and end up on each others toes.
    There's none of our top 15 players that I would be happy getting rid off, and it's not often we've been able to say that, and I'd include lamela in the 15.
    Most of the time when our top players have left its wrankled, but if he did it properly I'd wish him all the best because I just can't see him making it here. He seems live it here and as you say if hes happy with his lot great.
     
  8. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jermaine Jenas

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    I dont think it was even that damning!
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    Starting to feel the same way about him to be honest, imo he has not shown a lot this season at all and nothing like he was before his last spell out with injury. maybe he will return to form soon but if not maybe we should be thinking about upgrading, sad to say that really because he was one of my favourite players but he seems a shadow of himself at the moment.
     
  10. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    I love Lamela but I agree he seems to be most effective as a sub. In his defence it does appear hard for him to put a consistent run of games together with all his injuries. Perhaps that is all he needs to recapture a bit of form.
     
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  11. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I think that he was one of our best players for the first few months of the season but he has gone off the boil a little since. I find it hard to read too much into yesterday's game because Llorente gives so little for the other forwards to play off and there were so many players coming back from injury.
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    Well as we know its all about opinions but i do not feel he has been that good this season ( maybe in flashes). He was one of my favourite players but as i said before he does not seem as " on it" as he used to be. His work rate is up there with SP but ( imo) even that is not the same. However i hope he proves me wrong and goes on to have a storming finish to the season.
     
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  13. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    It's worth going back in this thread and reading what we were saying at the time. There is lots of praise for his performances in early November and plenty who thought that he was amongst our best performers this season at that point. Around p.494 is a good place to read.
     
  14. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    He seems to have lost some of that confidence and swagger after his injury. I also don't think it suits him that well to be playing as far up the pitch as he has since returning from injury. Hopefully his form and confidence will return quickly, we need it.
     
  15. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jermaine Jenas

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    Does he not feel he has to push so hard once he is back in the team/frame after injury.

    I just think he has been here for 6 years and he hasnt really stepped up to a go to guy, not all his fault with injuries mind.
     
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    StephenH Cecil Poynton

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    On or off the bench?
     
  17. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I don't think anyone can criticise Lamela for effort.

    He's lost two seasons to injury, that is going to impact on any player. All that said, I think that he offers at least as much as Moura and their form has mirrored each other so far this season.
     
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  18. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    Is there a measurable difference between a player who only plays well from the bench and a player that only starts in a significantly poorer team because he's the one who replaces our star players?
     
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  19. Lost Mango

    Lost Mango Gus Poyet

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    Any idea how well he knew Sala, the missing Argentinian lad? Lamela is 2 years younger so perhaps their paths haven't crossed that much but that might be in his head at the moment.
     
  20. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Gheorge Popescu

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    He does seem to find it hard getting a rhythm going.
     

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