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Harry Winks

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

  1. lurker of old

    lurker of old Steven Caulker

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    What a cracking article on Winks Sissoko, and why it worked so well last night. Excellent perceptive writing.
     
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    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    Ha ha - love it. The Rolling Rock. Cheers.
     
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  3. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Jonathan Woodgate

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    It's a great metaphor. And thinking of Sissoko's disruptive impact against Borussia, it's entirely accurate. They were panicked by him
     
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  4. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    Personally, I think Sissoko is a ball winner and positionally disciplined, and Winks is Metronomic.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Winks is the definition of metronomic.

    I'd say both are ball winners in a way - Winks in the Carrick/intercepting sense and Sissoko in the more aggressive sense.

    And Winks' positioning is excellent. That night he single-handled anchored the midfield for us at the Bernabau - against Modric and Kroos - was incredible.
     
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  6. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Compared to the best in his role Winks falls short, but he does play that role well. And he's better defensively than he gets credit for from some of the media.

    Sissoko is a very good ball winner. Has improved his positioning and discipline greatly without losing that aggression and ability to charge around when needed/possible.

    They're looking more and more like a very good partnership. Different skill sets, both offering different strengths, but without being too poor at anything.
     
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    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    Well... which is it guys? :D
    Can he outplay Modric and Kroos combined, or does he fall short at his tender age?
     
  8. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    I agree with GB, he was brilliant in that game, and has been in others too. Still falls short compared to the best, but at 23 he can still improve and get more consistent.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    He played well in the Madrid game but that doesn't mean he dominated the midfield, we were over run for large spells and played on the counter for the most part
     
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    SteveAWOL John Lacy

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    Modric turned 23 during his his first season at Tottenham, so fingers crossed that Winks will improve as much over the next few seasons as the Croatian maestro did at the same age.
     
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    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

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  12. yiddo37

    yiddo37 Nico Claesen

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    Hold on, Winksy or the dad?!
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Nail on the head, he has been held back by the injurys but there is a hell of a player there IF he can stay fit.
     
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    Robbo Steve Carr

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    Hope he didn't bump too hard.
     
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    yiddo37 Nico Claesen

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    So it turns out it was the dad who was fit for Wednesday!
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    I really thought this was the season he put his name on the map, now I think he is made of glass and sadly will be one of those players who only ever plays 15 games a season. Still like the lad but think we cant carry so many injury prone players in a squad.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    It is worrying that he has missed so many games because of injury but he is still young and lets hope he can overcome them. He has bags of talent and has a great future is he can.
     
  18. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    He will be kept as he doesn't really take up a squad place with qualifying as homegrown.
    We only are using 6 out of the 8 homegrown slots in our premier league squad and 5 out of 8 in the Champions League.
     
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    greatwhitenorf Mido

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    That's so harsh. Have you always devoured the young?
     
  20. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Chris Armstrong

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    He will be kept because he’s a brilliant player
     

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