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Ratings v Swansea

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Spur of the moment, 1 Apr 2012.

  1. VolSpur

    VolSpur Ramon Vega

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    for me it comes down to:

    Bale, Friedel, Kaboul, Ade

    Honestly don't know who i'd choose
     
  2. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    Bale would be mine so far.
     
  3. THFC

    THFC Scott Parker

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    Id say a close call between Brad, Bale and Lennon
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    Benny had Routledge to look after, which he did - Routledge wasn't able to take the ball down and turn or anything - he had to lay it off to Gylfi

    Meanwhile Kaboul was non-figuratively ambling over while the ball was in the air, waiting to see what developed

    Kaboul could easily have got across in time if he wasn't so laid back - by the time he started running the ball was with Gylfi
     
  5. Kingdawson

    Kingdawson Banned

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    Parker or Bale for player of the season imo.
     
  6. THFC

    THFC Scott Parker

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    parker is a good shout
     
  7. Richie

    Richie Naybet

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    Gotta be parker for me
     
  8. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    Fair play to Swansea as well. Nice to see teams play football against us and not trying to kick us off the park. 0 bookings for either side I believe too.
     
  9. DanishWhite

    DanishWhite Jason Dozzell

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    Thought they did great.

    I was overly negative during the game, but I did think they deserved the equaliser. I stand by that now even. That's when we cranked up the pressure.

    It's not their play on the ball that reminds me of Barcelona but rather their pressing. It's wonderfull.

    They really had our midfield under the kosh at times.

    I am not so happy about our PERFORMANCE as other may be today. I thought we look disjointed and lacking of a real gameplan, but when we play midtable (fudge it, these guys should be nowhere near the drop) teams, we have those players with extra spark - today Ade, Lennon and in particular Rafa - who can just create out of nothing.
     
  10. punk_is_back`

    punk_is_back` Ilie Dumitrescu

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    Friedel 8 Brilliant save from Gylfi kept us in the game
    Walker 7 Solid defensively
    Gallas 8 Never put a foot wrong
    Kaboul 7 Solid should be a bit more disciplined
    BAE 7 Good performance as you'd expect
    Modric 7 Brilliant touches to find space, kept us ticking
    Parker 7 Brave and looks so much better next to another DM
    Sandro 7 Played his way out of midfield well and dominated the physical Battle
    VDV 9 Class act, 1 goal, one assist brilliant playmaking
    Bale 8 Getting into good form at the right end of the season
    Ade 8 Took his goal well and solid hold up play

    Lennon 7 good work for the goal
    Livermore 6
    Rose 6
     
  11. Modrical

    Modrical Phil Gray

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    I thought we were pretty good today, and Harry set us up very well. A dodgy 10 min period or so where they looked threatening after their goal, but i can't remember when any opposition haven't had a period 'on top' in a game v Spurs.

    Friedel - 8, not at fault for the goal and made a quality save beforehand.

    BAE - 7, I thought he looked defensively sound for the most part, and got physical with Routledge as he knew he could get away with it. A whistle happy ref could have made something out of the 2 footed tackle. Smashing it into Parker's back from the FK at the end of the first half was ridiculous, even tho he didn't mean it.

    Gallas and Kaboul - 7.5, solid, organised and timely interceptions/blocks.
    Walker - 7, can't remember anything rubbish or great

    Sandro - 7.5, hassled well, turned his oppo CM and ran into space well with the ball
    Parker - 8, quality. Broke up play, passed it simple, got the team closing down by leading by example.
    Modric - 7, strange game from Luka for me. The usual great passes, but he also sent a couple of easy passes astray, and his shooting was poor

    Bale - 8, very good on the ball, should hug the touch line a bit more for me and try avoiding drifting inside to get the ball. But looked dangerous when in space
    VdV - 8.5, motm for me. Great finish for our goal, got involved alot, tackling, tracking back, passing, creating. Commentator said that was the first time we'd scored from a corner in 100 odd attempts or something (may have heard wrong). Ridiculous but believable stat.
    Adebayor - 8, 2 goals, held up the ball well.

    Lennon - 7.5, forgot he was on the pitch til he came with the assist
    Livermore - 7, added a bit of energy to the last 5 mins or so, harried well, got away with the rubbish pass tho

    Was very impressed with Swansea. I've read all about how they play like Barca, but only really seen the 'analysis' provided on MoTD. It is a bit of a risky way to play the game, but i believe it is a very difficult way for the oppo to play against and counter as players don't know whether to close high/low up the pitch, let them pass it about/hit them on the counter etc. Harry must have got us organised on the training pitch this week
     
  12. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Steffen Iversen Staff Member

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    Bale has got the look of a man thats about to go into overdrive. Have a feeling he will end up our POTY. But Parker probably is up until now.
     
  13. africanspurs

    africanspurs Justin Edinburgh

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    same here, i thought benny very good. terrible challenge aside
     
  14. DHSF

    DHSF Les Ferdinand

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    In regards to the Benny challenge - he did go in two footed BUT he didnt go through the man or to the side. Its like he went into the challenge and got to the ball first.
     
  15. mudshark

    mudshark Mitchell Thomas

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    Friedel 7
    Walker 6
    Gallas 7
    Kaboul 8
    Assou-Ekotto 6
    Sandro 6
    Parker 7
    Modrić 7
    Bale 7
    v. der Vaart 8
    Adebayor 7

    Lennon 7
    Livermore 7
     
  16. africanspurs

    africanspurs Justin Edinburgh

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    he came from behind at an angle and jumped through two footed, you have to ask yourself "what if the swansea player was more deteremined to get to the ball and planted his leg in front of the ball first?"

    dangerous. needs to cut that out
     
  17. Yid (Israel)

    Yid (Israel) Willem Korsten

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    Honestly think BAE is STILL underrated in this board. Can't believe people giving him 6's...
     
  18. THFC

    THFC Scott Parker

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    I thinks its more to do with him nearly costing us the game, the ref was entitled to send him off for that tackle. I don't think many doubt his contribution over the course of th season
     
  19. Yid (Israel)

    Yid (Israel) Willem Korsten

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    Really don't think it was that bad. a bit like Kompany's tackle, it was a dangerous tackle but he was precise enough to get the ball and not hurt the Swansea player so fair play to him. And if thats the only thing that was wrong with his game today, why a 6? 8 for me, at least... he was brilliant in defence today and some very good attacking play too.
     
  20. THFC

    THFC Scott Parker

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    I agree, i wouldnt send him off, but ref's have to be seen to be clamping down, BAE was ever so lucky to stay on the pitch. All for a rush of blood he could have cost us the game, and ultimately CL football un doing all of that hard work this season.

    He has been outstanding this season and I highly rate BAE but the margins are so tight at this level that this could have been the difference between CL football and Europa League
     

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