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Mousa Dembele

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

  1. Raziel

    Raziel Terry Venables

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    They did a decent job, but we were out of possession for huge periods of the game. Dembele's strength (and weakness) would have worked well for us today, come in, hold the ball and move it into their half.

    Our midfield is a big problem right now (outside of the attacking players), we started Winks & Sissoko and the only bench option was Skipp, Chelsea had Kovacic to bring on ..

    Winks/Skipp/Sissoko need to be bench/2nd string options (for the first two, at this stage of their career), not starting or relied on players.
     
  2. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Sergei Rebrov

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    Feels like another Sandro situation - in terms of his recovery from a knee injury never being 400%
     
  3. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    Very well put. The Dembele offer is a very good one, but we need a replacement in. That said, I can’t see us getting anyone proven in - best hope is someone like that Berge chap (in terms of experience)



    Sitting on my porcelain throne using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  4. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Sergei Rebrov

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    They'll never get the ball off him in China!
     
  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    I agree. And Winks picking up a fairly early yellow card definitely hindered his tackling and that became a problem.

    For me the reported fee is huge for a player with six months left on his contract who has been injured as often as Dembele has. Even at the low end of the speculation it's probably an effective cost of £10-11m to keep him around for half a season (wages and lost transfer fee). That could fund around £100k per week of wages for two years to throw at Alderweireld and Eriksen for example. Dembele would have to do really well to justify keeping him around.

    Bit of a headache this for Pochettino. Trust him to make a good decision. Is there a Davids style signing we could make to bolster our midfield options for a while until Skipp develops a bit more?
     
  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Christian Ziege

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    As it stands Dembele would have been massive last night.

    But as you say, not available.

    My over riding thing isnt so much "We need Dembele" as it is "We need SOMEONE".

    If Dembele going facilitates us getting in a quality and reliable player, its ok with me.
     
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  7. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Tony Parks

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    There's only one target i want in, if/when Moussa goes.

    Simply put. Dembele out, N'Dombele in.
     
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  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Time to move him on for me, he can not be relied on to stay fit and never will be. keeping him here even IF he gets to play a few games is not what i would call good long term planning.
     
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  9. Robbo

    Robbo Michael Carrick

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    So...Dembele out and Dombele in. No one will notice.



























    Coat!
     
  10. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney John Lacy

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    Levy: "Don't get rid of those Dembele kits from the shop just yet, I've got N'idea..."
     
  11. Surfless

    Surfless Kazuyuki Toda

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    anyone fancy a cheeky bid for Drinkwater?
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Do not Drinkwater the fish make love in it.
     
  13. Surfless

    Surfless Kazuyuki Toda

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    so you only drink beer?
     
  14. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Ew.
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    Christ, you forget just how many players Chelsea have stockpiled!

    I’d only just remembered Batshyui earlier today as well.

    What a career graveyard it is!
     
  16. Alaric

    Alaric Ben Thatcher

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    I'm American, so everyone I knew, after the Pulisic deal was announced asked me what I thought, do I wish Spurs got him, etc. He is what the US has by way of "star power" these days and I gather he wanted to play in the Prem.

    I told them I thought chels was a terrible choice for him, where he likely wouldn't play much and where he'd end up being forgotten. That the current manager didn't even know the deal was being done didn't bode at all well for his chances and when Sarri's replacement comes in he'll likely buy in a new team. I am sure he is being paid more, but from a footballing perspective that this was a bad choice. He will be front and center of any chels tour of the US this summer though.

    As for Spurs they weren't ever going to pay that sort of money for someone who wasn't better than who they already have.
     
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  17. Robbo

    Robbo Michael Carrick

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    Gazza Dazzla Dean Austin

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    Twice as many as anyone else and highest success rate, I’m a massive Dembele fan boy, really gonna miss him!

    Edit: actually I missed Hazard down the bottom there!
     
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  19. harr1984

    harr1984 Terry Venables

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    Obviously Dembele is very good at dribbling, but also shows how stats dont really tell you everything when Matic and Delph are apparently the next two best dribblers in the league....
     
  20. MKSpur

    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    So cheeky bid for Toure?
     

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