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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Erik Lamela: Blind Faith

 
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Erik Lamela .. Blind Faith


 " He is the most exciting English player since Michael Owen. " ...

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                                     speaker : our resident pub police inspector , a lifelong Stoke fan,talking about Andros Townsend after watching highlights of his performance against Villa.

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Did Michael Owen ever seem as exciting as Townsend. Perhaps but either our pub is too old or too young to remember much about Michael Owen in his heyday. Our plod man is probably coloured given Owen did have a cameo at Stoke last year. I think. No impact though.

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So more about Spurs second most talked about player shortly. Erik not Andros that is. Andros certainly affecting games and looming as a gamechanger. Look if he keeps going then he will qualify as the real deal gamechanger.

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Looking about, since we lost Gareth Bale, have our nearest rivals developed or possess the magic player that all the big clubs need and seek.

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A Gamechanger.

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Arsenal.

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Until the bug eyed one they had lots of talent but nothing rating as a true gamechanger. Herr Ozil threatens to change all that.

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Manchester United.

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An out and out candidate. Robin Van Persie is certainly a game changer. Did it at Arsenal and arguably got United over the line last year.

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Manchester City.

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Where to start. Yaya Toure, David Silva, but most of all our favourite striker, Sergio Aguerra. Just a super superstar.

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Chelsea.

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Probably not possessed of a game changer per se. However the collective of Hazard, Oscar and Mata would suffice. Lukaka woould qualify but whilst a Chelsea player is currently plying his trade near Merseyside.

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Liverpool.

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Most definitely have one of the best. Louis Suarez. Eating issues, language difficulties aside has the regular ability to change a game in an instant.

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And so to ..  Spurs.

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Early days for Andros, and more so a growing collective a la Chelsea. Paulinho, Eriksen, even Capoue loom as part of the collective.

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For our pub though there is one man who can become a gamechanger for Spurs ...

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The Second Most Talked About Spurs Player ..   At A Kent Pub.

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Well no arrested developments made in the Sheriff game. Professional and mainly comfortable. No Soldado, littler one scored and Adebayor travelled because .. ?

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Little one played well but that talked about Argentinian was hardly a gamechanger. The irony of it all was into the second half , a Spurs break and the familiar Lamela glide was just moving into second gear.

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Through the middle, inviting space ahead and he was crudely hacked down. A yellow for the Sheriff captain and a free pass to the well appointed  Away showers for Erik.

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Our pub verdict. Class will tell. Sandro took a season. Bale took a season. Modric has just emerged at Real after a season.

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Before a last comment happy birthday to John Cleese and Captain James Cook.

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Cheers ... but 21, no English, a heavy price tag  ... we believe in Erik and the man who took him from River Plate to Roma to Spurs ... Franco ... Greg Meyer.

Jimmy's Video Spot.
I've changed my mind about another newcomer, Vlad Chiriches. His instincts are good
and he varies his play. Bit of a risk taker but seems to have settled in well. Not a game changer but a useful addition.
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9 comments:

terry hodgkinson said...

great talent soon to take over from dawson

Anonymous said...

lamela will be great for spurs if he gets a chance come on avb let him loose he needs playing time

Anonymous said...

On ground ball he's much better than Dawson.

Kosher Kid said...

Very one footed but has played well in the two games he has featured in so far. Villa posed no real threat without Benteke on the pitch but you can only play what is in front of you. Vlad did OK in this game. He was better in the Euro game but it was; 'on his manner', so to speak. Eastern Europe.

Will have to watch the one footed dribble up the park against cuter opposition. If he gets caught he will look a cock and probably cost us a goal.

So far so good.

Anonymous said...

Modric and Bale have both proven to be failures

Hopefully this will stop the moronic idea of everyone must play for Real/Barca/Man U/Man C/Chelsea/Bayern

Lbanu said...

Modric is a star at Real Madrid.

Dawson must be dropped.

Vlad may be coached on his left foot a lot and turn into a fantastic addition.

Coupe may play in Central Defense and of course Kaboul with a bit of luck can stay fit for the season?

Lamela would be best as a number ten but on the wing he'll also prove to be a wonderful signing. He's got all the qualities of becoming a great team player in his make up. He attacks the opposition head on and carries the ball well. He's got good pace and a fine creative instinct that cannot be taught. After a run of games expect to see Lamela demonstrate a new dimension to Tottenham's potential for attack. He's got a great shot and will shoot often.

I feel Eriksen will prove to be an excellent number ten as well as Lamela could and I imagine both playing on the same side during the season? AVB can afford to play them together at times with the squad he has and the options available.

Finally, I really hope Adebayor is brought into serious consideration as a potential starter. I like Soldado and would be happy to see a selected team with both playing in a 4-4-2 formation that had Paulinho and Sandro in the middle backed up with Capoue and Dembele established as the building blocks for Tottenham formations throughout the season.

Anonymous said...

Does AVB know his best 11? Passing aside we lack the ability to penetrate teams stubborn defences. I do not believe that he knows his best formation, his best 11 and gest tactical approach.

Anonymous said...

Lamela his to be given a chance to play behind the striker, boith Eriksen and Holtby are inconsisttent. His little passes and dribbles could be what we need to break defences down, he will win us a lot of free kicks...

Anonymous said...

AVB is clueless

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