1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest, Please note that adult content is not permitted on this forum. We have had our Google ads disabled due to some posts that were found from some time ago. Please do not post adult content and if you see any already on the forum, please report the post so that we can deal with it. Thanks, scara
    Dismiss Notice

Michael Dawson

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Modric THFC, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    9,332
    Likes Received:
    1,379
    Did anyone else notice the improvement in Dawson's passing since he's come back. Maybe it's because he no longer has a Crouch to seek with long balls but his passing against Everton was top class.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Solaar

    Solaar Stuart Nethercott

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Best Poster 2011
    I thought Dawson had an impeccable game, he really didn't do anything wrong. But oh my GHod how awful were Everton? I've seen some poor football in my life both from watching Spurs through 20+ years and by watching some of the teams that have come to the Lane after we turned good a few years ago but that display from Everton was truly horrid. If I were an Everton-fan I'd demand Moyes head on a plate. Ok, I’m exaggerating but really, if you pay to watch football, the very least you’d expect is to be entertained and that ?½show?? they put on was the complete opposite of that.

    Take nothing away from Dawson though, he was solid and it was very assuring to see him come back from injury and perform like that.

    Btw, what’s the link to that chalkboard site again?
     
  3. VolSpur

    VolSpur Ramon Vega

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    1,396
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Nashvegas
    Seemed to play a bit deeper than normal, allowing Kaboul to press up and was never really put under pressure when on the ball. Think he does tend to struggle when hurried with the ball and thats why you saw so many hoofs up to Crouchy back in the day. Our CBs seem to play a bit wider than last year as well and along with the play of Modric, Parker, and occasionally VdV dropping deep, it seems they have multiple outlets to choose from when pressured.

    His performance was encouraging however, especially coming off an extended absence. Really looking forward to a few of our bigger tests coming up to see if he'll be able to continue on
     
  4. raboner

    raboner Banned

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Narnia, Middle Earth
    i simply love the way he just throws himself at the ball, with no regard for consequences.. he's fearless and has boundless leadership qualities.

    IMO he is first or second choice, when fully fit.
     
  5. Joesh

    Joesh Tony Parks

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    31
    He was excellent, you wouldnt have known he was out for so long. One other thing that was positive was his composure when dealing with a lot of Evertons long balls where he just controlled them and played a simple pass or just nodded it to Kaboul whereas before a lot of times he would just head back in to the opposition half. Its more of a realisation of the importance of possesion for me and playing simply and keeping the ball which starts from the back and that play spreads troough the team.
     
  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    11,809
    Likes Received:
    6,425
    Location:
    lobbing seaman from 50 yards
    I was delighted with his performance, and have to say it came as a big surprise.

    I hope he can keep it up!
     
  7. GLENROYID

    GLENROYID Ruel Fox

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Offside
    Wow, thats an epic stat
     
  8. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    21,194
    Likes Received:
    3,882
    Great to see him back, the boy is Spurs through and through....
     
  9. GLENROYID

    GLENROYID Ruel Fox

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Offside
    Agree, he needs a proper song like ledley
     
  10. polski sklep

    polski sklep Moussa Saib

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Having more fun when we were brick
    Everton was the perfect match for easing in a Daws/Kaboul partnership, what with their only attack play coming from pumped balls towards the box.
     
  11. GLENROYID

    GLENROYID Ruel Fox

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Offside
    Everton were brick to be fair, they didnt have a shot on target!
     
  12. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Erik Thorstvedt

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    22,404
    Likes Received:
    5,855
    Location:
    Warrington
    Dawson had a good game for sure, him and Kaboul looked good together, hopefully that continues today. Also, a well done to Jake Livermore too, for me, his best game in a Spurs shirt so far
     
  13. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    9,282
    Likes Received:
    1,533
    Location:
    Southampton
    Dawson was fantastic! Before the game I thought Kaboul would be helping Dawson out; so Dawson could recover fitness & I thought Dawson would make more mistakes. Instead, Dawson was the better centre back and just behind Livermore in terms of solid performances for the night.
     
  14. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    26,437
    Likes Received:
    556
    Dawson with 1 unsuccesful pass? Same with Livermore?

    Brilliant news!!
     
  15. Chase

    Chase Roger Nilsen

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    10
    Does this stat include his long balls though? I seem to remember a couple of pointless hoofs, but other then that he was very good.
     
  16. Hotspur

    Hotspur Banned

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dawson wasnt under pressure against Everton. Exposed as the brick defender he is against Wolves though.
     
  17. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    21,194
    Likes Received:
    3,882
    Dawso was very rusty yesterday, his 1st touch was horrible, he will be fine with games, Kaboul played well next to him
     
  18. linnet_spur

    linnet_spur Pascal Chimbonda

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    That place
    Why what was wrong with his defending? not a lot.
     
  19. tynesidespur

    tynesidespur Jason Dozzell

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    231
    If Dawson was "brick" he would've been exposed in the CL last season. Instead he did very well in each game he played, including keeping a clean sheet at the San Siro and at WHL - something we didn't manage without him earlier in the season. He was also one of the few to come out of the Madrid debacle with credit.

    He's a superb defender and his ability on the ball has come on leaps and bounds. His hoof is actually a long pass towards Bale to try and get us in behind. He only does it occasionally and if it gets us in behind a deep back four then I have no problem with it - he got us in at least once yesterday but others didn't make the most of the opportunity.

    As for yesterday - he wasn't as good as Wednesday but he will improve with games. It was no surprise that his under-par performances against City and United at the start were due to a troublesome achilles injury.

    There is no need to dig out someone who deserves some slack for the service he has given over the last few years.
     
  20. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Erik Thorstvedt

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    22,404
    Likes Received:
    5,855
    Location:
    Warrington
    He was below average yesterday, but 2nd game back I'm prepared to give him some slack, unlike the lady caller on CallKelly on the way home last night.
    Loved seeing Kaboul powering forward at times yesterday. The guy is coming on leaps and bounds. No.2 CB for me right now behind the King
     

Share This Page