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Kieran Trippier

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

  1. Dicko

    Dicko Kasey Keller

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    Does anyone else ever wonder why full backs are seemingly never encouraged to try and take on a man when they get forward? It's weird how a right back like Trippier is always looking for the ball, bombing forward into the space in the opposition half but when he receives it and doesnt have a chance to whip in a cross he stops, looks up and simply goes back again just to keep possession, losing the momentum of the attack. On other occasions Trippier would do the obvious right thing and try to lay it into Son (Who then quite often has 1 or 2 defenders on him and has to lay it straight back). I understand the overall benefit of keeping possession and wearing down the opposition or probing for better opportunities but how scary would it be if every time the full backs received the ball early and were 1 on 1 if they just tried to go directly past their man once in a while.
    I would never complain if possession ends with Rose trying to get past his man but ends up over dribbling it, or losing possession etc. It's actually refreshing to see sometimes and it gives the opposition defender a tough time and makes them less likely to get forward.
     
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  2. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    I think the biggest problem with Trippier is that he hasn't got the pace that full backs in Poch's preferred system require to be able to provide all the width while still getting back to cover the opponent's wide forward.
     
  3. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Trippier is still going to play a part this season, but I really can't see him here beyond that. Overall, he's been a very good signing for us but I think his time here is up now.
     
  4. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    This is what I see too. He's often oblivious to the danger behind him. I would also add that he is very easily beaten with any sort of a trick when he is facing someone up. It happens way too often.
     
  5. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    Yes, kind of goes to one of my main complaints with him - he doesnt have the pace to stretch the opposition, which means we play in front of them on the right hand side

    Rose isn't quite back to his back from 2-3 years ago, but Trippier is a massive downgrade on Walker
     
  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    He has never been a good defender but when Dier was in the team he covered for him most of the time, i know Sissoko does it a lot now but its more obvious then it used to be.
     
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  7. P.D.

    P.D. Milija Aleksic

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    I think the point is from reading all the posts is that he can perform well but rarely reaches that ceiling which means long term he isn't good enough to be first choice for a team that want to be challenging for trophies. People said he needs 3 CB's to play well but I don't think his performances vary that much whether we play with 2 or 3 at the back. He gets beaten quite easily and doesn't have the recovery pace, his positioning isn't too sharp either.

    It's definitely a weak position for us and will have to be addressed in the summer, too many crosses come from that side and it seems that it's often targeted by the opposition.
     
  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach Erik Thorstvedt

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    Maybe Sissoko should play RB :)
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Well he has turned into a important player for us so maybe that is a good shout. Trippier is becoming a liability.
     
  10. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    I said that last week. He has the attributes.


    In terms of Trippier, I remember in the first half vs the Goons they showed a stat where 60% of our attacks were coming down the right and about 15% were coming down the left.
    Yet people moaned because Trippier was not doing enough.

    He has his flaws, but when the Goons put 10 men behind the ball on their own 18 yard line, it was hard for ANY of our attackers to do anything - they all looked terrible.
     
  11. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Trippier had acres of space in front of him in the first half v Arsenal and made little use of it, checking back and slowing down attacks mostly
     
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    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    How many times does 'The Bury Beckham' try and take on a player to get a cross in? I think perhaps as much as 'The Leytonstone Trippier' did (that's Beckham, btw).
     
  13. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Michael Carrick

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    Amazing how the same player can be viewed so differently.
     
  14. Legohamster

    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    He has the skill set to, not sure on his crossing though!
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    Yep. It was easy for them to defend as we never switched flanks and wasn’t quick enough

    Rose was uo against a poor CB playing out of position and we didnt exploit it
     
  16. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Both our fullbacks were ineffective; it was striking that Rose barely had the ability to get in behind as well..
     
  17. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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  18. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    I hope he turns it around. He’s a good lad, just had a rough year. It would be nice to not need to replace him.
     
  19. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Maybe, just maybe he let that reputation go to his head and thought he was better then he really is?
     
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  20. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    I’m thinking tiredness, build up of injuries, and then yes probably a touch of what you’ve said - or maybe just ‘struggling with raised expectations’ If we’re being kind.
     

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