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Fernando Llorente

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 31 Aug 2017.

  1. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    :p:p

    Tbh you win with the operative word "against"...:D
     
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  2. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    The odd goal and assist cannot cover up that he doesn't suit our style of play, he always does his best but at his age and not playing regularly its always going to be difficult for him. I always saw his heading ability to be the area where he would add something to our play but that has been poor this reason and I've rarely seen him attack a cross or move towards a ball in the box, he's too static and that effects our fluid style.
     
  3. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    On the whole and long-term i agree. However, when he has played it's often when Trippier has gone into his take 3/4 touches before crossing phase...the number of times we have delayed a cross (or crossed woefully) when he's been in the perfect position hasn't helped him.

    It would be good to get in a more mobile version of a striker like Llorente who could also give us that aerial threat though. Someone like Dzeko (not necessarily Dzeko himself) would be great imo
     
  4. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    The guy is static and is a lamppost

    But he has done a job and been effective as seen by our results
     
  5. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Touché.
     
  6. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Odd goal and assist? He has 7 goals/assists in his last 7. 7 in his last 6 if you allow him the first game to find his feet. I wouldn't call that odd.
     
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    Raziel Steve Carr

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    Combination of generally brick crosses (or late) and him not being match fit has made the problem seem far worse than it is.

    I actually think Poch needs to build (adapt) more around him (this is a failing of Poch, the side is built for Kane, we don't adapt for our 2nd striker and they fail miserably). Tweak the players/rotation to support Llorente, e.g. maybe Jan at LWB, he holds up, need a runner beyond him, leverage Llorente more in closing games (his Arial ability is helpful defensively a well).

    Fact is, he's far more productive than his predecessors and given enough game time, could see him getting double figure in a season.

    The long term question is, do we want another "striker" or are we going to look for another Son/Lucas type to fill in on the odd occasion?
     
  8. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Michael Carrick

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    Would prefer an upgrade on Lamela. Made an excellent start to the season but has been struggling to make an impact for some while now.
     
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  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Good post and bang on, its just another example of stats not telling the true story. He is what he is and if we fail to play to his strengths ( which we have done at times) then we will not see the best of him. Thankfully now we are doing that more and added to the fact that he is getting more game time we are seeing the benefit he can bring to our team.
     
  10. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Just realised that none of our title rivals have a Llorente type to bring on in the last 10/15 minutes...could be crucial..?
     
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  11. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    And wait till you see his Times New Roman. Needs to work on his Helvetica, though.
     
  12. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Nope. It's just an example of using the wrong stats. Two entirely different things. :)
     
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  13. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    Yeah it's a shame we don't play in league 2 his stats would be even better.
     
  14. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Those 7 were against PL/CL opposition. I'm not counting Tranmere.
     
  15. dnrc

    dnrc Dave McEwen

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    This has annoyed me lots in the past. I don't think he has been very good at times but we chuck him on late as a big man up top..

    and then seem to stop putting crosses in!

    I find it really frustrating and i'm sure so does he
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    Well if your happy with the standard of play he provides fine, I think it just show how amazing the team is that they can keep getting results. It just seems double standards are set when players like Carroll, Crouch and Giroud are ridiculed but offer more than him.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    Another Adebyfluffy bunnies cuddling playing for a new contract then he would slack off again.
     
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    Spur of the moment Michael Carrick

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    12 out of 34 were for 4 minutes or less, average duration about 3 minutes

    22 out of 34 were for 5 minutes or more, average duration 15 minutes.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    As i said stats can me misleading. :)
     
  20. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Milija Aleksic

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    Wrong. Most players have credited Llorente for his attitude and contribution to squad morale.

    He's a winner and he's extemely experienced. Everything I've seen and heard suggests he's a man of integrity, character and is highly respected.

    Complete opposite of Adebayor, winning stuff aside.
     

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