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I liked Erik Lamela before it was cool

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

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    Good riddance to a meh player, byeeee
     
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    Kandi1977 Colin Calderwood

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    Yeah sure. Consistently influential whenever he plays, and that for 7-8 years.
    If every player played with the application and fight as Lamela, we'd have won the league several times, and several cups. Meh my ass.
     
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    Finney Is Back Chris Perry

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    I don't see it.... Sure he charges around the pitch like a 7 year old, running around after the ball and commits lots of stupid fouls but that doesn't really help our game at all IMO. And that's before you consider that he wastes an overseas space and also consider how often he is injured.

    He isn't really a wide forward, isn't a number 10 and isn't a number 8 either. Replacing him in the squad with a specialist in a position that we want to fill would be a sensible move.

    A transfer fee for him as well as his wages off the books would be a double bonus for us.
     
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    Kandi1977 Colin Calderwood

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    Take a look at some highlights from the big games in the last 6-7 years. You'll be amazed by how many goals he had a big part in.
     
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  5. Bullet

    Bullet Jack Jull

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    That's what I just said above; meh
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Ralph Coates

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    And how many games he missed
     
  7. SubZero

    SubZero Richard Gough

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    Agree, after all these years I'm still not sure what his ideal position/role would be to get the best out of his skillset. Has to be said that he always puts in a shift wherever he's placed, and definately has his moments. I like him and think he's much more valuable now than a few seasons ago, but that says more about the team really. Lamela is the kind of player that if we regard him as great and important to the (first) team, we're set for 6-10th place.
     
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  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    There is no doubt he has put 400% in every game he has played for us, but if we get a good offer we should take it.
     
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    Benny_Lad Jose Dominguez

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    I would be sad to see him go. We’re not blessed with players that give 110% every time they pull on the shirt. Particularly ones that are capable of moments of brilliance.
     
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  10. Bishop

    Bishop Andy Sinton

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    As Tottenham fans we have become far to accepting of mediocrity. Look at the love the likes of Sissoko, Lamela and Winks get.
     
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    glasgowspur Pedro Mendes

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    Sorry to see him go, I think he's been unfortunate here. Not just with injuries but in having to play in systems and positions that maybe don't give him the chance to shine.
    But he never complained, got on with it gave his all.
    Seems a strange time to leave mind you, unless he knows s we don't.
     
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    glasgowspur Pedro Mendes

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    Mediocrity would be a step up for some of the players you haven’t mentioned, and I'll bet pulling in much higher salaries.
    Mediocrity with effort will often beat superior who don't try, just ask Brighton, Zagreb, West ham, etc.
     
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  13. DubSpur

    DubSpur Ramon Vega

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    Who said he's going? Haven't seen it reported anywhere
     
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    glasgowspur Pedro Mendes

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    Not definite of course, but it does seem plausible.
     
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    DubSpur Ramon Vega

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    Thanks, missed that.

    If he was fit and available for the majority of the season he would be a very good squad player. Unfortunately he is injured too often so if we can get a decent deal we should cash in before he walks away for nothing next season.
     
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    Bishop Andy Sinton

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    I don't k ow which players in particular you're referring too but I'd likely agree that they were mediocre too.
     
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    MKSpur John Lacy

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    He is something of a cult hero and I don’t know if the injuries helped with that, as his sporadic appearances became like cameos of brickhousery and rollovers rather than one with expectation that he’s influence the game in an attacking way.

    I’ve warmed to him over the last couple of seasons, especially in matches against better teams where he helps set a pressing tempo and if he was injury free you could probably make a case for him as a kind of attacking enforcer (Moura and Bergwijn have not been particularly effective in the goals dept. either) but ultimately he’s only scored 2 more league goals for us in 7 years than he did for Roma in his last season.
    I just wish that Gooner rabona had won the game, as no doubt it will get replayed on the big screens before every home game!
     
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    LemonadeMoney Christian Ziege

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    They'll have to bring it out of retirement for that.
     
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    Junior19 Paul Moran

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    Surely Lamela leaving would create a perfect Dybala-shaped hole in our squad, right? To be filled right away? Please??
     
  20. Bishop

    Bishop Andy Sinton

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    Not really as they play nothing alike and play different roles.
     

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