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Jose Mourinho

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by mjc23, 20 Nov 2019.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Because we said the same last season and we saw what happened when the injuries hit. Bake may change the dynamic a bit but we know he is a very injury prone player so may not be available when needed.
     
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    fernadez Scott Parker

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    Just sitting hear listening to Sky Sports tells me how Frank needs 'time'.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Terry Dyson

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    The guy gets more time than he has earned
     
  4. fernadez

    fernadez Scott Parker

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    Also his signings need time.

    Where's this rhetoric when these clams are talking about Tottenham and Mourinho.
     
  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    No need for 2 in each position if they're interchangeable.

    Bale, Son, Kane can all swap, Moura, Lamela and Bergwijn can all cover more than one position.

    That's a significantly better solution than having two players rigidly fitting into each position.
     
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  6. AdamB

    AdamB Dimitar Berbatov

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    So you're still saying 2 per position! I agree about having versatility being helpful, but I dont think having two who can only play as CF is 'rigid'. You get the versatility from others.
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Cover is one thing on paper, Lamela doesn't realistically cover any of the front 3 positions adequately. The drop off in quality from Son, Kane, Bale and him is significant. That drop off isn't just in terms of quality is also in play style he can't play the role any of our proposed front three can. Pretty much likewise with Moura.

    I would rather a situation where we assuming an injury or rosin of Kane is neccessary we can keep Son in the position he excels best in rather than moving him and weakening two areas of the side imo.
     
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  8. Gazza

    Gazza Jermaine Jenas

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    Gosh what have you had for your Sunday dinner. Not like you to be logical ... Still got the articulation I see
     
  9. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Since then we've added Bale and Bergwijn - two more players covering 3 positions.

    That's plenty for any non oil money cheats.
     
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  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Mainly wine. And pulled pork.

    But mainly wine.
     
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    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    A player who can only play centre forward is a big expense if we want them to be good enough to deputise for Kane.

    If they're cover for CF and a wing forward then they're no different to what we have.
     
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    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Lamela is better than most clubs have as first choice either wide or deeper in the middle with the other two pushing forward (like Kane did today).

    If we want someone to sit around waiting for injuries to get a start in one position then they're either lacking talent or application. We're not nearly rich enough to convince someone that good otherwise.
     
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    DubaiSpur Jimmy McCormick

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    A) Mourinho has said many, many times that he wants one, and feels Bale, Son and Lucas are absolutely insufficient for that role.

    B) This experiment playing Son and Lucas up front was an enormous struggle for Poch to pull off, and he had Llorente as a backup if it didn't work. Expecting Mourinho to pull it off without even that backup striker is just unreasonable.

    I think, out of Bale, Son and Lucas, none would be able to lead the line in the way we need.
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    If he's still in form, Bale is the best non-Harry Kane CF in the league. And it's not even his position.
     
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    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Son got 5 in 5 or something ridiculous too twice I think
     
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    Bedfordspurs Terry Dyson

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    He has never mentioned bale in that conversation
    Bale wasn’t here when when he raised it
     
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    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    Because as great as Son and Bale are, if Kane is injured and Son/Bale play up front we are weaker in two positions:

    1. Son/Bale = not as good as Kane
    2. Lamela/Moura/Bergwijn = not as good as Son or Bale.

    Bit early to judge Bergwijn but Lamela or Moura wouldn’t get into Chelsea, Liverpool or Emirates Marketing Project first 11.

    And we’ve been burnt so many times in the past with injuries to strikers. I really don’t think it’s being extravagant having two in the entire squad.
     
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    DeanoAustin Dean Austin

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    They wouldn't but Giroud, Abraham, Origi, Jota, Jesus or Torres wouldn't get in ours either. Our attacking options, including the backups, are as good as anyone's. However, I do agree that a proper CF would be a good addition.
     
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    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Would agree with this, i know he has been here for a while now but if you take into consideration the position we were in when he came in, all the injurys that have taken a long time to settle ( Ndombele, Lo Celso to name just two), new players coming in he has not really had a settled squad.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Terry Dyson

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    He has it now but he also needs to allow for the amount of games somehow
     

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