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Players and their best positions.

Does Jose know the best positions for these key central players? does he know their strong points? Do we?

ALLI: Not skilled enough to be a No.10, not dominating enough to be 6 or 8. He reminds me of Jenas now.

GLC: Should be played higher up in the oppositions third but seldom allowed to play

PEH: Not a sitter, an all action midfielder, was hoping for him to be our ‘Gattuso’. Do all the dirty work.

WINKS: doesn’t score, doesn’t assist, not good in the air, not the worlds best tackler. More and more looking like a bench player.

SISSOKO: Runs around and that’s it. Should provide physicality but doesn’t. A useless squad place wasted on him. i would take Skipp and Amos over Sissoko in our squad.

NDOMBELE: No 10, No 8 or No 6 ? Who knows? Where did Poch want to play him when he was signed? What was he told would be his position? No one knows. And he doesn’t either.

Out of the 6 midfielders only GLC and PEH (for another club) has shown any form in the last 15 months.

Our midfield is calling out for class and physicality...without at least 2 more signings this season will be disappointing.

Jose either needs to drastically change formation and tactics or sign 2 to 3 players. My fear is that neither will happen.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Edinspur (U1109)
posted 25 minutes ago
Personally:

Alli: a left sided attacking mid is his best position followed by as a 10. Son stole the position he was best at in the 15/16 & 16/17 campaigns

GLC: I see him as more of an 8. A better ball progresser than a final third player I feel. More Modric than Eriksen.

PEH: a 6 who works best with a sitting/disciplined other 6. However I think he will be just as good as a sitting 6.

Winks: a 6 in a foreign league where the pace is slower and relies more on technique than athleticism (hence why he is so good internationally or in CL games)

Sissoko: mascot

Ndombele: more and more I see him I think he would work best as the most attacking of our midfielders - maybe as a 10? Not sure he has the productivity yet. If not he is a good 8 but needs a disciplined 6.
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Re. Ndombele, he's an interesting case - like Winks it seems his best position varies according to the competition he's in. Because in France he was phenomenal as a marauding 6 who picked the ball up deep and moved quickly from deep midfield into attacking midfield. I guess that's a less feasible role in the Premiership where midfields are often way more congested, but he certainly has the close control and vision to play as a creative 10

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by ● Billy The Yidd ● 2020* (U3924)
posted 55 seconds ago
comment by Diamondlights (U20501)
posted 24 seconds ago
There's chatter on Talk Sport that Spurs are having talks with RM re Bale
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as if Levy will push the boat out that far, this is nothing more than the club leaking exciting information to mug the fans off into believing there is real ambition at the club, and when it fails to happen, Levy will have been seen to have tried.

Take your pick, there is one every summer window, Dybala, Moutinho, Mane, Fernandes etc etc. Levy is mugging the fans off, the only surprise is that some fans can`t see it.
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It's not even the first time it's happened with Gareth Bale specifically

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Winks needs to be shipped off to Hull.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Troy's Tanguy Tanganga of Tottenham (U6468)
posted 2 minutes ago
Winks needs to be shipped off to Hull.
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That doofus Jamie O'Hara on Talksport went through the list of our players, saying which ones he thought were good enough and which ones weren't. Couldn't take him seriously when he called out most of the others as not being good enough and called Winks "Decent".

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Bale is the new Damiao wrt being linked.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Winks tattooless Mason

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 40 minutes ago
comment by Troy's Tanguy Tanganga of Tottenham (U6468)
posted 2 minutes ago
Winks needs to be shipped off to Hull.
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That doofus Jamie O'Hara on Talksport went through the list of our players, saying which ones he thought were good enough and which ones weren't. Couldn't take him seriously when he called out most of the others as not being good enough and called Winks "Decent".
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<Jose Mourinho voice> HE RUNS

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 49 minutes ago
comment by Troy's Tanguy Tanganga of Tottenham (U6468)
posted 2 minutes ago
Winks needs to be shipped off to Hull.
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That doofus Jamie O'Hara on Talksport went through the list of our players, saying which ones he thought were good enough and which ones weren't. Couldn't take him seriously when he called out most of the others as not being good enough and called Winks "Decent".
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I heard that too... made me chuckle

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

he runs a lot doesnt he <darths lisp>

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

That was the cringiest exchange in the whole thing.

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