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Oliver Skipp

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Spur of the moment, 1 Aug 2018.

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Ruel Fox

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    Slightly unfair on Mason Id say. Mason came through the youth team as an AM but got his break in the first 11 as a CM because of course it's rare for a youth starter to be given such an important role and that's where he kept on getting minutes but that wasn't really his position he just made the most of where he got minutes.
     
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    Robspur12 Alf Ramsey

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    Magnificent today.. so many important tackles especially around our box. Next week though will be a proper test.
     
  3. AdamB

    AdamB Gary Stevens

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    Yes, he was very good though I'm still not sure that him and PEH look right together in midfield. There were times when there was a huge gap between them and Ndombele

    The counter to that is that Liverpool under Klopp have never played with a creative or barely even box to box CM and instead have got by with their attacking done by their FBs and 3 forwards. arguably yesterday our full back were able to be more attacking because of the two of them. I still think we'll look better with one of Skipp/PEH and someone more creative or a box-to-box CM with them
     
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  4. parklane1

    parklane1 Willie Hall

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    He really is turning out to be a top player for us. Just turned 21 as well.
     
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  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Jimmy Cantrell

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    Question is if we have that more creative player that can also do the defensive work well enough. If Ndombele will keep his #10 spot Lo Celso is probably the only option? We'll see. We'll keep Skipp and PEH in there for a while I guess.

    Some better play from the back with Romero and Emerson in. Still not enough. Could do with a collective step up in terms of buildup play, but probably difficult to get right.

    Some positive signs with our buildup play against Newcastle, but difficult to see that as progress given how poor they looked once we settled into the game. Next games will be a very different test. Hopefully we'll see some traces of improved buildup play at least.

    Still so young for that role. Great to see. Hope he adds more on the ball over the coming months, but so far a ton of positives.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Christian Ziege

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    I predict Skipp will be going to the WC next year.
     
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    Gazza Dazzla Steve Carr

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    Good shout that. Understudy to Rice.
     
  8. braineclipse

    braineclipse Jimmy Cantrell

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    If he keeps improving, as he's seemingly done year by year I see no reason to think he shouldn't be. Starting place would be a big ask, but squad is more than doable.
     
  9. Dicko

    Dicko Ruel Fox

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    I wonder if Dier is happier playing CB but being nowhere near getting another England cap compared to captaining England when he was playing in midfield (He was captain a few times right!?)
     
  10. Bullet

    Bullet Tom Huddlestone

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    When Reggie pushed forwards, which he does all game, Skipp had to cover that left back slot, so the other midfielder does need to be mindful of that.
    A Newcash player said they were doing well for 15 mins but then Reggie managed to get out a few times and our first long ball flew to Reggie, he killed it stone dead, laid it inside and Ndombele blatted it in. Easy peasy.
     
  11. Daisuk

    Daisuk Cecil Poynton

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    Skipp is a revelation. So solid as well. He's going to be wanted by the likes of City and Chelski in a couple of years.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    Skipp needs to be rested and managed properly.

    We burn through CM’s like nothing on earth. Have done for many years.
     
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    FatBloke Ronnie Rosenthal

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    I get your point, but it's partially due to them being made of glass. Palacios, Sandro, even Mason and Winks. And those that aren't, like Carrick and that tough little bastard Modric, move on to better things.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    ….Dembele, Wanyama, Dele.
     
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    FatBloke Ronnie Rosenthal

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    Forgot about Wanyama! I expected him to be brilliant for YEARS then he just...lost it.

    Dembele definitely got burnt out though. But then, if you were manager, could you really justify not playing him? I remember discussing him with a Belgian lad while walking down a volcano in Eastern Java. He may have been under-rated over here, but definitely not in Belgium.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    Lol. Therein lies a tale. Which volcano ?

    Dembele was a brilliant player and there will never be another player like him. He wore himself out for us.
     
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    FatBloke Ronnie Rosenthal

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    Absolutely. So brilliant that remembering him upsets me. Skipp's a different sort of player, but I really hope that he can have a similar career for us to the one that Mousa had.

    The volcano was Mount Bromo. Although, thinking about it, the Dembele chat may have been on the hike down from a nearby viewpoint before we schlepped across the dust plain and up the volcano itself. Memories are hazy, given that we'd all got about 2 hours sleep before starting the hike at 2am to catch the dawn.

    If you've got a Firestick or Echo Show, you might recognise this screensaver pic, which was taken from pretty much the same viewpoint we were at:

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    Bromo's the smoky one in the middle. It was more active on the day we were there, hot smoke swirling around you with an almighty roar. We happened to chance upon a local festival, where people were throwing live chickens into the crater to bring themselves good luck. Waste of a perfectly good chicken, if you ask me.
     
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    Bullet Tom Huddlestone

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    Did barbecued chicken fly out of the other side of the crater?
     
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    FatBloke Ronnie Rosenthal

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    Sadly not! With the crater being about 500m across, it'd take a strong arm indeed to fling a chicken anywhere near the centre. Most seemed to land, shake themselves off, then head back up the crater...where presumably they got flung in again by the nearest villager.

    The sad thing was that there were people clinging on to the inside walls of the crater with nets and tarps, trying to catch the chickens -- presumably either for food or to make a quick buck. Like this dude:

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    Apparently it's not uncommon for one or two to fall in and meet a hot death each year. Can't be a nice way to go. Looking down into the crater was spine-chilling:

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    But anyway, this isn't the place for me to be sharing my holiday snaps. Anything to keep my mind off last night's match!
     
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    Yiddo Frederic Kanoute

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    Holy brick did Skipp fall down a volcano?
     

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