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Toby Alderweireld

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by DubaiSpur, 8 Jul 2015.

  1. elltrev

    elltrev Niko Kranjcar

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    Totally agree.
     
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  2. Baleforce

    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Looks that way now, he did have a shocking run of form though, I’d have happily given him away for free at one point.
     
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  3. milo

    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    The team sitting deep and compact suits him and Dier.
     
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  4. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Had another decent game last night, he and Sanchez seem to be building a partnership well.
     
  5. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    Excellent point. They are not high-line defenders anymore/if they ever were!
     
  6. milo

    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    It's not just the high line, Mourinho tucks in the fullbacks when we are defending, so we are very compact. It gives them a lot more protection.
     
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  7. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    A very good point mate, and I would add that the final bit of this jigsaw is Mourinho making sure that Lucas/Son/whoever then drop back and cover to form a pretty formidable "curtain of cover".
     
  8. milo

    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    Exactly, the full backs tuck in and the wide players fill the space that you'd normally expect the full backs to be in. We soak up pressure and break fast when they lose possession. Or at least that's the plan against the good sides or when we're defending a lead.

    I'm not quite sure yet what the plan is against sides that won't get drawn out or are defending a lead.
     
  9. Bullet

    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    We'll see tomorrow against Zaha FC
     
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  10. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Pedro Mendes

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    Push Aurier high up on the right side...
    Feed him the ball and hope he has a good crossing day?
    Moura has a ON day?
    Sonny cuts in and bangs a worldly in the top corner?
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Pedro Mendes

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    Got a feeling tomorrow s game won't be like that. Palace like to give it a go at home.
     
  12. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Jonathan Woodgate

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    Easily our best defender
     
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  13. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Jermaine Jenas

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    Agreed. Thought he was magnificent last week. Problem is, as good as he is, he's on the decline. Hopefully Mourinho can get a couple of seasons out of him and not playing a high line should suit him. He could be for Dier and/or Sanchez what Naybet was for King in 04/05. Not that Dier or Sanchez are near the same league as Ledley.
     
  14. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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    SteveAWOL Les Ferdinand

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  17. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Chris Perry

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    When he came in all those years ago our defence improved overnight.
    I put this down to him being able to organise the defence on the pitch.
    But watching the documentary he is one of the quietest players in the squad.
    He just had really good partnership on the pitch with Vertonghen from playing together as kids.
    That's why that defence worked.

    Now I see the need Mourinho has for sticking a vocal Eric Dier in there.
     
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  18. Jordinho

    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Alderweireld was a master at defending before his injury. You'd always bet on him coming away with the ball. It took him a while to adapt to the fact that he was getting outrun and his last ditch tackles suddenly more often than not got the man and not the ball.
     
  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Terry Dyson

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    Made a brilliant tackle of the edge of the area yesterday to take Antonio out
     
  20. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Chris Perry

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    He's a good defender. But not the leader or organiser at the back we needed on Sunday for the last 15 minutes to steady the ship.
     
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