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Kieran Trippier

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by DublinSpur, 19 Jun 2015.

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Can only assume that Pochettino is expecting the Bury Becks to create hatfuls of chances for Llorente with his prodigious crossing ability... and, as you say, I’d trust Sissoko in a footrace with any decent wide forward more than Trippier anyway...

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  2. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Exactly what I was going to say.

    I wont go so far as to say Trippier is playing well, but I think him being up field is certainly by design. In a lot of ways it compensates for both of their deficiences.

    Good management by Poch IMO.
     
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  3. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Maybe because we've won 74% of games he's played this season against 67% when he hasn't?
     
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  4. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    He was all over the place yesterday, he seems unaware of what is running him behind him and if it was not for Sissokso we would have suffered from the runs into the space he left that Gray kept making.
     
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  5. Rorschach

    Rorschach David Ginola

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    I think that two headed arrow is Sissoko's shot into the next timezone. Thankfully he's improved at everything else.
     
  6. Rorschach

    Rorschach David Ginola

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    The theory may be sound but in practice we are giving up loads of chances down that side. I'm not sure it is working that well as a tactic.
     
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  7. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    This is the key for me. Walker and Rose got and get caught out up the pitch from time to time but their recoveries were better.
     
  8. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jermaine Jenas

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    Who have those games been against we lost?
     
  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I never said it was!

    Much like most of our season, I think its a case of needs must/making do/getting the best of a bad situation.

    We know the sort of set up Poch would certainly prefer and have been unable to play that way literally all season.

    If we didnt have it the way it is, what is the alternative? Trippier failing as a conventional RB and Sissoko failing to produce as much in attack?

    I think this plays to their respective strengths more, but of course think we can also so MUCH better.
     
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  10. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Arsenal 2-4 (PL)
    Inter 1-2 (CL)
    Chelsea 1-2 (Carabao Cup SF)

    Trippier also missed
    1-1 Barcelona (CL)
    2-2 Watford (Carabao Cup, won 4-2 on penalties)
     
  11. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    Good point,you can say SC was another one who used his pace when he got out of position. The problem with Trippier though is he does not seem to see who/what is happening behind him nad then does not have the pace to get back.

    Now you would think that most players would make allowances for their lack of pace but for whatever reason he seems unable to do that. Most of Leicester"s danger came down his side and Gray had him on toast.
     
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  12. harr1984

    harr1984 Paul Stalteri

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    Why I prefer Aurier, Im not saying he's as pacy as Walker but he certainly looks better in recovery situations etc Also think Aurier does put in a fair share of good crosses, certainly dont think Trippier for all his apparent delivery quality creates enough opportunities for him to warrant being first choice.....
     
  13. Maltese Falcon

    Maltese Falcon Neil Sullivan

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    You have a point. I was a big Trippier fan but his defensive lapses have become one too many for my liking.
     
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  14. Bullet

    Bullet Chris Perry

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    Trips is playing winger, with Sissoko sitting in. Clearly Trips is not expected to be both furthest forward AND full back.

    Just because Walker and Rose tried to do this, does not mean mere mortals can do it
     
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  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    That’s the way I see it

    If Poch thought trippier playing furthest forward is an option then I’m fine with it. It’s onky us fans who seem to have an issue with it, yet Poch keeps on playing him

    It’s a team game now more than ever and one player may balance another
     
  16. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Nick Barmby

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    My main concern with Trippier is that he consistently struggles against wingers with pace, and Dortmund have a lot of pace
     
  17. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    He struggles defensively in general, and his attacking output has been poor for quite some time.

    I have no problem with him being up field, but if he is, he needs to cross early and often (especially with Llorente in side), and he needs to run back on the line. Instead, he gets the ball high up, stands on it, then passes back or sideways. And when he gets caught out, he will actually follow the ball into the center, which still leaves his side exposed ..

    We have to make sure next season he's second choice, he can be decent cover, but first choice in big games he's simply not good enough.
     
  18. talljoe

    talljoe Dave McEwen

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    When we had Walker I remember plenty of criticism about his crossing. Better than Trips in defence, I suppose, but I for one am excited when I see Trips about to put a cross in to the box.

    OK, he needs cover behind him, that's what Toby, Davinson and Jan are for, not to mention the DM.

    I like Trips, and although there's undoubtedly better out there, Trips is who we have. And Poch trusts him.

    COYS.

    TJ
     
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    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Strange you say he needs to cross the ball early, I'd argue that crossing early is his one big speciality! Personally I love the way he hooks it first time across the face of the goal. I'd argue he has been doing that all along in recent games, not always as accurately as you'd wish but often enough. Part of the problem imo is the failure of our forwards to get on the end of them.

    I watch him closely every game because of the incessant criticism he attracts especially from one or two on here and am amazed at how the good work he does game in game out seems to go unnoticed. I can only think that his overall performance is being judged more harshly these days because of his defensive errors.

    As others have stated, If he really has been that poor it begs the question why Poch mostly continues to prefer him ahead of Aurier and KWP. For sure he has been poor defensively at times and I'd also agree he's not been at his best going forward this season but that is not to say he doesn't also do a lot of excellent work in between.

    As I have pointed out previously, it's interesting that our overall win % when he plays is better than when he doesn't. Explain that one!
     
  20. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Dean Austin

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    Correlation doesn't prove causation as the old adage goes. It may just be a statistical quirk. I genuinely don't think his influence is big enough to cause us to win more games when he plays. It does seem though, that the more tactically astute managers target him. Managers like Espirito de Santo and Puell. I think Rose is far more influential.
     

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