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Harry Winks

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by elltrev, 27 Jul 2016.

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    For me the comparisons to Modric are completely valid - but when talking about the style of player.

    I genuinely feel they have a lot in common, and Winks can grow into the sort of midfielder Modric is.

    Would be foolish to expect the same of him right now though, as you point out so well.
     
  2. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Alf Ramsey

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    But is courage the right word in this contaxt? Absolutely no way Winks is short of courage.

    Someone else offered the word 'bite.' Now I'd be happy to go along with that, but lets remember CMs as tough and hardbitten as Modric are almost as rare as Luka himself.
     
  3. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Definitely thought he was courageous against Dortmund receiving the ball under pressure when they were pressing intensely in the first half. Quite a few situations where even a small error could have cost a potentially hugely consequential goal against.

    Modric can (could) do that more, mainly because for most of his career when we've seen him he's been a better player.
     
  4. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

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    This lad has been outstanding for us this season.
    No, he's not Luka mkII or even close but he has been thrown in at the deep end and coped far better than we deserve.
    Poch owns this lad big time.
    He has performed 'above a beyond' for his club but we must never think he is the solution to our midfield woes. He must have better and more experienced people around him.
     
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    glasgowspur Vedran Corluka

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    A bright spot in a patchy season.
     
  6. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

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    I like his character!
    Sadly I think he's just off the calibre we require as we move 'supposedly upwards'. He may have the potential but today I'm not sure.
    He has like I say been outstanding and given everything in every game he played in and Spurs through and through.
     
  7. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    So good to have him back. Thought he put in a very good performance. Did well defensively, tidy passing and calm and effective in possession when under pressure.
     
  8. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    If he can stay injury free he can go on to great things for us. So assured and composed. And one of our own.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Bossed the centre. He looks really back to his best now
     
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    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    Him and Sissoko were very good! Especially at picking up 2nd balls. Whenever the ball was played over them, they were excellent in tracking back to pick up the 2nd ball. Crucial contributions from both of them.
     
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    Hidden Stephen Clemence

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    Eurosport gave him a 5 btw. Out of 10...
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    I think there could be an unlikely partnership there.

    Both fully committed players.

    Do worry with Winks though...I'm sure even tonight he didn't look comfortable second half (injury wise). Hasn't he got something chronic that needs managing??
     
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    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    Clearly they are experts at this rating lark.
     
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    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Sissoko! :cool::D
     
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    ledley's knee injections Radek Cerny

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    Harry Winks is going to be the lynchpin of our top class CM for years to come.
     
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    Robbo Steve Carr

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    When I saw the starting line up, I was most happy to see Winks in there. He's the player we've missed most lately, IMO.

    Had a good game yesterday.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    He is a metronome and keeps the ball ticking over for us

    His dribbling and running with the ball is hugely under rated too
     
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    Gazza Milija Aleksic

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    He has very good spacial awareness and can play a pass. Reads the game very well. Would love to see him develop his goal scoring and assists.
     
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    Gazza Dazzla Justin Edinburgh

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    We have 5 players ahead of him to provide those, plus with the full backs it’s 7. Goals and assists are the least important thing in his current role/position in the side.
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Sissoko helps him imo, cover for the only area where Winks lacks, which is athleticism. Sissoko is becoming a bit like Kante I think, in that he is doing the work of 2 players defensively for a lot of the game. That allows a player like Winks to thrive.

    Those 2 are the first choice right now, even with Dier fit imo.
     
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