Ben Davies: Early Team of the Season candidate

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  1. FootballWhispers

    FootballWhispers Well-Known Member

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    Good morning, everyone,

    Another piece for you here on the outstanding Ben Davies, who has thrived in Danny Rose's absence. His performances so far put him in the frame as a Team of the Season candidate, something few might have thought possible before this season. We hope you enjoy the piece.

    http://www.footballwhispers.com/blog/ben-davies-spurs-best-left-back
     
  2. Gaz_Gammon

    Gaz_Gammon Well-Known Member

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    Davies will on current form come close to player of the season, but looking at Kane's current form possibly not. It will however be interesting to see what Poch does now that Rose is closing in on a return to first team football.
     
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  3. Hazardousman

    Hazardousman Audere est Facere

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    Rose needs to earn his way back into the side, if Davies was dropped it would be criminal given how good he has been.
     
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  4. Dougal

    Dougal Staff Staff

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    Called it before the season started. Davies is proving himself Rose’s equal. Great for Spurs.

    Danny Rose
     
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  5. Johnny J

    Johnny J Well-Known Member

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    Speaking pre-injury, I think Rose at his best is better than Davies at his best, who knows much impact the injury and his comments (which surely pissed Poch off no end) will have, plus Davies' excellent form since Rose did his knee in.
     
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  6. Hazardousman

    Hazardousman Audere est Facere

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    I actually think he has been better on his last few showings to be honest, although it has been a while since Rose played so I may have forgotten how good he was but I can't remember Rose contributing this much in terms of assists and goals over such a small space of games? Take for example from the start of this season, doesn't Davies have a number of assists and two goals already?
     
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  7. Trix

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    And he's younger and far easier to manage off the field.
     
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  8. @Bobby__Lucky

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    Totally agree, well said. If he continues, hes definitely a big contender. Imagine if he gets better? Seems to be a introvert coming out of his shell. Think there's more to come.
     
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  9. Sp3akerboxxx

    Sp3akerboxxx Adoption: Nabil Bentaleb

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    It's Poch's magic with full backs yet again. I think everyone knew that Davies was a good player, and a great squad option, but few I feel would have thought that he had another level. All credit to Poch because he has found that extra level.
     
  10. Everlasting Seconds

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    Wonder if we can ever field 1 Lloris, 1 Vertonghen, 8 fullbacks and 1 Kane. :love:
     
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  11. Sp3akerboxxx

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    10 fullbacks, Kane in goal.
     
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  12. Everlasting Seconds

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    I actually think it's the other way around. I think the very, very best of Davies is even better than the very best of Rose. The major difference to me is that Davies still is not AS consistently exceeding expectations as Rose was pre injury. But after Davies' best matches this season, I think each player's ceiling tips in favour of Davies. To try to describe it metaphorically with a scale from 1 to 10, Davies varies between 7.0 and 8.0. Rose pre injury varied between 7.3 and 7.6 or something like that.
     
  13. tiger666

    tiger666 Large member

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    But he's not on the calendar :(
     
  14. southlondonyiddo

    southlondonyiddo Well-Known Member

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    A fit Danny Rose on the form he showed before his injury last season is head and shoulders above Ben Davies

    Rose offers so much more going forward and is much more of a threat

    He's got that winning mentality and wants to affect games

    Davies is a pretty average Joe even though he's doing alright at the moment and against much lesser opponents does very well. A bit like Trippier
     
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  15. Basil Brush

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    I think Poch knew what he was getting when he signed Davies, as he managed him previously.

    That was the main reason I never doubted Davies signing (or Wanyama)
     
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  17. Basil Brush

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    Didn't Poch manage Davies at Southhampton?

    Apologies if I have got this wrong.

    Edit: Sorry i got this wrong. Davies was signed from Swansea. It is the Australian in me that got that confused.
     
  18. charliemouse

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    Apart from being quicker, I really don't think Rose does offer more going forward than Davies.

    Rose's crossing is still mediocre at best and Davies is a far more intelligent player. I am loving the runs coming inside and into the box, Ben has added to his game this season, it has already led to two goals and it gives yet another dimension to our attacking play.
     
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  19. littlewilly

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    Well they both begin with an S.
     
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  20. southlondonyiddo

    southlondonyiddo Well-Known Member

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    You really only have to ask yourself one question as to the difference in abilities now of Rose & Davies

    How many of the top 3-4 are knocking our door down to sign Ben Davies?

    I don't think Pep or Jose will be on the phone to Levy anytime soon.....
     

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