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Mousa Dembele

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by SDOGG11, 29 Aug 2012.

  1. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    Sorry, I was responding to @StephenH comment about Wanyama, not Dembele! :)
     
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  2. johnola

    johnola Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Up there with Ledley for me. Brilliant brilliant player.

    He had a purple patch last season including an impeccable masterclass in central midfield against Arsenal at Wembley.
     
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    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    A player with a unique skill set that will be impossible to replace directly.

    Not sure there was ever a Dembele - what does he do thread, but when at his best there was no one better at protecting the ball even if he looked a different player in the final third as opposed to the middle one. If there was a player I wanted to hold onto the ball by the corner flag in the last minute of a cup final it would be him and I think the players have missed the comfort having the Dembele option gave, especially against the better teams.

    I’m sure most here are sad at his unavailability but hopeful that his wages and transfer fee can be put towards an immediate replacement to fill the void he and Wanyama have given us this season.

    He’s long been linked with a lucrative move but his growing fitness issues had also made it unlikely we’d offer him a mega deal even with the projected stadium income. He may even be doing us a favour by giving up half a season of not getting paid, so If he gets to make a few quid in China where his body may be able to cope with the less rigorous requirements then that’s a nice bonus for him and who knows, maybe when he retires maybe he can come back and run a few sessions with our new crop of midfielders. I have a feeling his Chinese chapter will go a similar way to Linekers Japanese one.
     
  4. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    He didn't get bullied by Pogba at all. He just tried to dribble past him in the first half and failed to do so on that one occasion.
     
  5. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    90291Spur Terry Venables

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    In Levy We Tru$t.
     
  7. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    It feels like a good deal for everyone, but we cant rely on Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, Winks and Skipp for the rest of the season. We need a replacement in
     
  8. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Why? Worked bloody well so far. If we also sold Wanyama then I'd agree we need another body, but our squad is strong.
     
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    Huddy Andy Sinton

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    It feels as if Wanyama is broken sadly, so it wouldn't surprise me if we're looking to sell this window at which point with him and Dembele both departed we'll look to bring in replacement, if we don't I think we'll carry on as we are and if all stay fit that'll be fine.
     
  10. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    Because Wanyama is crocked and Skipp is a kid
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    #PrayForWanyama
     
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    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    I wonder if we can sell them some magic beans too...
     
  13. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I think that we are only selling him because we are worried that he won't be able to make it up the slope in the new stadium.
     
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  14. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    Belgian remake?...

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    Legohamster Mauricio Taricco

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    Proved us both right to an extent tonight

    We needed Dembele to come on to firm it up, but he’s injured.
     
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    SpurMeUp Pedro Mendes

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    Really difficult one, as Demble could be a game changer in a couple of key games and make a difference. Help with chelsea away, in the final coming on as a sub, in a couple of league games etc etc. But he's never going to play a full season, his contracts up and 11m towards a new midfielder makes perfect sense. If we can bring someone in, or if Wanyama is on his way back, then we have to sell (sadly). Will be sad to see one this current team depart. On Wanyama - don't write him off just yet...
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    That's no way to talk about Sonny
     
  18. milo

    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Steady on Clarkson
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Do you not think Winks and (then at the very end) Skipp did an excellent job?
     
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    Legohamster Mauricio Taricco

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    No, Winks couldn’t make a tackle after he was booked - he got caught the wrong side of the player a few times but the booking lead meant he couldn’t tactical foul.

    Skipp was on for barely 5 minutes.
     

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