Huddlestone slows it down

Ali

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#61
Passing over for a moment my irritation with beefy's rather close-to-the-edge post, I think we have: Benoit Assou-Ekotto. French-born, plays football for Cameroon.

And, judging by his name and appearance, I reckon that Adel Taarabt's parents are from North Africa.
Yes but since both of the above are French-born, that means they are FRENCH and not Africans with French passports. Neither of my parents were born in this country, but I was, therefore I am ENGLISH and BRITISH and not a foreigner with a British passport. Where their parents came from is not the issue. I thought you of all people David would see what was behind my comment....
 

davidmatzdorf

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Yes but since both of the above are French-born, that means they are FRENCH and not Africans with French passports. Neither of my parents were born in this country, but I was, therefore I am ENGLISH and BRITISH and not a foreigner with a British passport. Where their parents came from is not the issue. I thought you of all people David would see what was behind my comment....
Blimey, we're on the same side here. What I was getting at was that beefy, when he refers to "Africans with a French passport" is talking about Frenchmen of African ancestry. Which was what I found extremely dodgy about his post. He's referring to Arsenal, a team full of black Frenchmen. We also have three Frenchmen of African ancestry in our team (I forgot Chimbonda). So his argument is doubly rubbish. Or even trebly rubbish.
 

Kamikaze

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I think the chink in Wenger's policy is precisely that it doesn't/didn't allow Le Scum to sign players like Robinson or Carrick. I'm not sure the Beast Baptista is all that fast either........
 

elDiablo

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Just like to add my thoughts on the subject.

Hudds will not get much quicker than he already is, although at 20 he is still developing. What we need to realise is we have relatively new partnerships in all areas of the field which will manifest itself in the team looking disjointed and lacking in consistency. With time the mgt will get the partnerships and the balance of the team right.
For example we all know Murphy really is not going to cut it at the lane, whereas Hudds will, why? They both have about the same level of pace and mobility. The difference is class (in the football sense). Hudds oozes it Murphy does not. Put Hudds with an in form Zoko or JJ and you will notice the difference and we will not be questioning his lack of pace. Get a proper quality left winger who offers a threat along the lines of Lennon and you will notice the difference.

Also, Spurs have a history of classy players Hoddle, Gazza & Waddle to mention a few from our recent past, so we are a sucker for these types. On a number of occasions these players have failed to deliver us major honours but we have thoroughly enjoyed watching them, enjoy the Hudd for what he is....a 20 year baller with the potential to be even greater.

Sorry for the long post.

Spurs 4 Life
keep writing dude. great post. Its somthing ive thought myself, but unable to articulate. Hudd just oozes class and i think this can llave us fans a little blinkered, because as you say we as spurs fans are a sucker for that player with class. I think this is why JJ has a few "haters". He seems to lack that extra element. Who looks like a jacl of all.....master of none type player, but in my opinion i think he will become our lampard. Can really see JJ hit some form when returns.
 
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