Good Week/Bad Week

Krafty

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Good Week
Emmanuel Adebayor

He has been largely abysmal this season, which makes his two fantastic performances last week even more infuriating.

We all know he is a quality player, and his goal against Chelsea was a worldie. Manu was largely anonymous up until that point, but his second half performance was everything you could want from a target man – strength, touch, work rate, vision, link up. His assist was a great touch, another thing that has been absent for most of the season, but he was deservedly Man of the Match in midweek.

At the weekend he popped up with the winner, and despite the Match of the Day commentators saying he had done nothing all game, I thought it had done well although it was frustrating to see so few players (i.e. zero) in the box until Defoe’s arrival.

Has those two performances and goals saved his Spurs career? I’m not sure, I would not gamble on a player as inconsistent as Adebayor to lead our line next season, but I’m slightly less worried should he stay. Whatever happens, we need one more performance from Ade on Sunday.

Clint Dempsey

Like many, I’m not exactly sure what our American forward brings to the table. Not blessed with great technical ability, pace, strength or vision, Dempsey nevertheless keeps popping up at the right time, in the right place, and I’m not sure how many other Spurs players could have scored that opener at Stoke.

His introduction at Stamford Bridge also coincided with our best spell of the game there, although he rarely got on the ball he at least offered some support upfront.

When everyone is fit Dempsey should not be starting but he is a very good utility player, the kind that will be valuable if we want to compete on multiple fronts next season.

Jon Obika

A couple of goals for the U21s on Monday night, including a trademark late winner. He is clearly too good for our reserve team but will he be given a chance in the first team? Unlikely, but you never know.

Bad Week

Our Set Piece coach

Yet more set piece goals conceded. Individually and collectively we are very, very weak, and it is pretty much the only real issue that remains unresolved under AVB.
 
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Bad week for us now I reckon. Can't see arsenal not getting 3 points at Newcastle considering Pardews comments and the fact they've been playing abysmally!
 

doom

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Walker hasn't been mentioned for a while - I think he deserves credit for getting back to his near best over the last 3/4 weeks - it has been a long struggle but I think we can stop worrying that he'll need to be replaced. As for Newcastle, that game will not be easy for Arsenal. Newcastle looking to finish on a high in front of their fans, Pardew under pressure to perform, Arsenal tiredness. Anything can happen! And the best thing about last night's result is that Sunderland are safe and will not be so determined to beat us.
 

JimmyG2

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Bad week.
Benny: When push comes to shove Verts who doesn't even like playing there gets the vote.
Think he will be gone in the summer and Rose given the chance.
 
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