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Toby Alderweireld

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by DubaiSpur, 8 Jul 2015.

  1. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Willie Hall

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    Laughable comment. And I am laughing.I will petition the internet in his defense.;)
     
  2. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Willie Hall

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    The biggest factors in Dier's decline performance-wise (IMO) have been -

    1) Appendix issues
    2) Playing for two seasons in a team that counter-attacks.

    He is much, much better 10 yards up the pitch with pace around him on the cover. Playing deeper, with the opposition invited to pressure, is not his ideal game.
    I think he could well prove to be a useful squad player this season if NES intends to play a bit higher up the pitch with the ball (we shall see).
    One overriding fact is that for all the criticism, he remains a player chosen by managers consistently. That says there is something going on we don't see or gauge. I understand the cynic will say it is financially-driven (i.e. no-one wants him) b ut I disagree.
     
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  3. fernadez

    fernadez Kasey Keller

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    That same line of argument gets derided when it's used to explain why Sissoko plays.
     
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  4. Legohamster

    Legohamster Les Ferdinand

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    It’s a shame he’s not home grown as he’s a good squad player as you say.

    The question is do you use an overseas spot on him.
     
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  5. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    I'd actually say Dier has never been a great CB, and certainly isn't suited to being the senior (organizer) CB in the pair.

    His best games were in DM (higher up the pitch to your point) where he dropped back into the center of a three when the FBs went forward.

    His decision that he doesn't want to play DM has hindered his value for the team, see first point.

    Added to the challenge, our pairing has had some balance issues with gaps in aerial ability, speed and the left side issue that has not helped Dier or Toby.

    I think he and Toby was the best of a bad setup last season, but I do expect he will be the last to leave (but from all conversations he is up for sale) simply because Toby is gone, lots of interest in Sanchez and CCV.
     
  6. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Never trust a player who isn't sure of his best position.
     
  7. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Dier was at his best when he had Dembele, Vertonghen & Alderweireld holding his hand through games as a DM who dropped in to CB - without those senior players around him he's looked well below the standards we require
     
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  8. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Jimmy Cantrell

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    Pretty much. You can carry 1 or 2 players when you have a team full of excellent footballers and professionals like we had from 2015-2019. Same goes for Sanchez. We can’t afford the luxury anymore as the standard of the team has been allowed to stagnate and actually go backwards.
     
  9. Bishop

    Bishop Mauricio Taricco

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    All I know is managers who play Sissoko get sacked. (as they should).
     
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  10. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    All Is know is if your drop him for a tournament you win it, see France World Cup 2018.
     
  11. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    I forgot about his struggles around his recovery from that appendix op. Recall he looked worn and haggard when he finally started for us after a long time.
    Sent from my SM-T865 using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
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  12. Gazza

    Gazza Michael Carrick

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    Lead us to the chosen land Messiah
     
  13. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    I don't understand the need for some of our fans to slag off our own players. We should always look to upgrade, whoever that is. What ever level at the club. But while they are here treat them with respect.
     
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  14. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Willie Hall

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    Oh I will, but in your case, I fear a lack of effort will hamstring your journey...:D
     
  15. Gazza

    Gazza Michael Carrick

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    Personally have left my slagging the player on the forums and never in the stadium.
     
  16. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    Unfortunately as rose pointed out that they do read social media. It leaves a mark.
     
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  17. Gazza

    Gazza Michael Carrick

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    To be fair I don't they read this forum.
     
  18. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    How fudging dare you?



    They definitely don't.
     
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  19. Gazza

    Gazza Michael Carrick

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    Half the posters here do not know the difference between "dont" and doubt" either
     
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  20. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Back to Toby. Will be gutted to see him go. Rolls Royce of a centre half in his prime and a lovely ping on him. I wonder when we'll see a partnership as good as prime Jan and Toby at the back again
     

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