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Eric Dier

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 31 Jul 2014.

  1. Raziel

    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    If I recall his best moment in the game, I think it was him (when N'dombele gave away the ball) that held up the attack (didn't overcommit) forced the attacker to pass out wide which he fudged up ..
     
  2. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Vedran Corluka

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    I think it was a solid if unspectacular performance by him, pretty much what you want from your centre half. I think he provides something to the team beyond his own individual performance though, Brighton aside, we just seem more professional when he’s in there.
     
  3. braineclipse

    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    Thought he did alright.

    Confused by a couple of situations including their fist chance where he was very aggressive challenging for headers way ahead of his line with no midfielders dropping back to cover.

    Might be that the midfielders didn't do their jobs. Might be that Pochettino wants to see that aggression even if it leaves us exposed when he loses the header. Seemed to be though that this was just about their only way of creating chances when we were organized and we played into their hands.

    Definitely still a player in Dier, but he has huge steps he needs to make.
     
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  4. Raziel

    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    Actually I would suspect that is exactly what it is .. Watching games on tv are ok but make true evaluation of players in team more difficult.

    I saw one of KWP's last games and Aurier's first game back both in person and the one thing that completely stood out was the ball in air
    - When KWP was playing he struggling with either the keeper kick out or aerial pass out wide, didn't seem to know if to attack or back off
    - Aurier attacked those balls aggressively (probably too much so) every time

    Not saying it's the only reason KWP has been binned, but being able to cut out those balls early in the air takes a lot of pressure off the defense.
     
  5. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    Interested to read him say he has been struggling with illness since his appendicitis problem and his immune system couldn't cope with the post op medication. Hopefully he can regain his full fitness and form as a fully functioning Dier makes a big difference to our team.
     
  6. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Gerry Armstrong

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    Oh yes indeed. I wonder if it is still a stage of testing the water with him, maybe two consecutive starts on 4 days will be deemed too much of an exertion. With that in mind I'm not going to through my toys out of the pram if he isn't in the line up today from the off but my impatient side does want him to start stringing some performances together.
     
  7. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back John Lacy

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    I've seen some poor performances from Dier before but today he excelled himself.... Did he bump his head and think we were playing in red and white stripes?... I'm not sure I have ever watched a game and seen a player give it to the opposition so often.

    We cannot carry a player with such little football ability in our team. Paired with Sanchez (who is just as bad but at least knows his limits) it is a disaster.
     
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  8. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    Not sure what Dier did that wrong
    Toby and Jan been worse all season
    The goal didn’t come because of him
    It looked like yet again Davies didn’t stay wide like he doesn’t anymore
     
  9. Jordinho

    Jordinho Tony Marchi Staff Member

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    Still not a CB. Too slow (both in his movement and reacting to danger) and prone to mistakes.
     
  10. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back John Lacy

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    Seriously? Did you not see him pass it straight to the opposition on at least 8 occasions?.... He is fudging useless!
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    No
    I saw him pass it to them a few times
    I also saw him trying to lead the defence
    And i also saw him spray the ball around a bit
    Their goal had nothing to do with him, and was all about the way we defended prior
     
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  12. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back John Lacy

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    Ignore the goal. We cannot afford to have a centre half that continuously gives it straight to the opposition.
     
  13. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur John Lacy

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    He hit a couple if really good ones, then a terrible one and couldn't seem to pick out a white shirt after that.
    But they were all doing it today, some really easy passes.
    It's like they mentally pick a pass, go to hit it, change their mind and make an arse of it.
    Lo celso must have had our best pass g stats by a mile.
     
  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    I’d have to see the stats back but form where I was he had a few miss kicks but no more
     
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    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    Le Celso looked brilliant IMo
    Constantly probing and also being aggressive too
     
  16. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Pedro Mendes

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    I think Dier gave the ball away too many times today and constantly put is under pressure
     
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    glasgowspur John Lacy

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    He will give us a good stable base to build on, both as a player and for the future project.
    Looks like a really astute signing.
     
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    StephenH Colin Calderwood

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    Sheffield bossed our midfield for great sways of the game!
    So ”brilliant” is way OTT IMHO
     
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    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    as I say I didn’t see that
    I saw the midfield panicking a bit other than Le Celso
    And I did see a LOT of players misplacing passes early doors but I’ll check later
     
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    Bedfordspurs Erik Thorstvedt

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    they didn’t get near him
    Every time he was creating something
    They bossed the midfield... they were great but I think bossed is a term I woudknt used
    Contained maybe
     

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