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Van Der Vaart

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jurgen the German, 8 Mar 2014.

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Well, opinions and that.

    Im not saying he wasnt a quality player, just that I felt by the time he went it was right.

    As I said, I dont feel he grew with us, and eventually we needed more than he offered.

    None of which is to try and deny he did great things for us and was a terrific servant to the club.
     
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    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    I think he left when at his peak and him going badly damaged us as opposed to allowing us to improve.

    Interestingly enough in Van Der Vaart's two seasons with us he scored 15 and then 13 goals. So a reasonable drop compared to Keane's final two seasons at Spurs.

    I loved VDV. He was my favourite Spurs player in those two years that he was at the club, but I'm not sure that he was really any better for us than Robbie Keane was and certainly didn't do the business over the same length of time that Keane did.
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    His peak, maybe - but the feeling remains I was ok with him going.

    I was actually disappointed when he returned, I was really enjoying Defoes performances at the time and it felt like a total knee jerk and a backward step. And Im not sure it was ever the same Keane once he was back.

    I loved VDV, something about him, a confidence, was a revelation at the time. I would agree with you though, his time was short and sweet, and in a direct comparison Id value Keanes contribution higher.
     
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  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Such a classy finisher :cool: but had plenty of fire in his belly and hatred of the Goons!

     
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    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    JerusalemMan Clint Dempsey

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    Just came here to post that!
     
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    fernadez Gordon Durie

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    greatwhitenorf Kasey Keller

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    Raaa-fael
    van der Vaart
    Tottenham Hotspur's
    Work of Art

    Appropriately, to the tune of JC Superstar.
     
  11. Rorschach

    Rorschach David Ginola

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    You must have been drinking smart water to come up with that.
     
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    bjholmem Michael Brown

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    I thought it was dududududududududu Rafa van der Vaart, van der Vaart, Rafa van der Vaart? Maybe not as clever, but at least it was around when he was still playing for the club... ;)
     
  13. Craig_J

    Craig_J Jose Dominguez

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    Raaa-fael
    van der Vaart
    van der Vaart
    He likes to punch his tart
     
  14. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Young-Pyo Lee

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    What a player he was for us....
     
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    Mr_B Steed Malbranque

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    you're spurs and you know you are.......
     

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