Player Watch: Dele Alli

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  1. Trix

    Trix Well-Known Member

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    AVB could;)
     
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  2. Bus-Conductor

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    Yeah, that's actually spot on and a much better way of describing what I have called elsewhere today (in the Onomah thread) a dual 10/auxiliary striker.

    http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/ind...watch-josh-onomah.123533/page-53#post-5633169

    You're description is much more accurate, he is pretty much playing as a false 10.


    Just to add, what I was trying to say above was that I could see him being bought to play as a proper false 9 in the future.
     
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  3. WiganSpur

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    Whilst I totally agree about him lacking in his overall game if he played for Barca most of the work would get done for him from the likes of Messi and Iniesta etc, he'd just be getting himself on the end of things like he usually does most of the time.
     
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    I agree with some of the stuff you post and disagree with others, but you have seriously jumped the shark with this.

    I dunno if you, or anyone else who criticises him for similar things, actually realise, but goals and assists are a reasonably big part of playing football. It's not all pass completion, heat maps and touches. So, naturally, watching him play football would also be watching him do the most important things in football, right?

    I mean, really, what have the Romans ever done for us?
     
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  5. Bus-Conductor

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    Of course I get this, which is why, in the same post, I also said:

    But then went on to say, if he isn't producing then it becomes more an issue, as per the grumbles this season.

    And also the goals/assists combined with lots of careless stuff could still be an issue for an uber club like Barca or RM, who if they are going to pay 150m would possibly (not definitely) expect a player with slightly less flaws to his game. Which, as I also said, could happen a little bit further down the line.
     
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  8. Cornpattbuck

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    Love this, haha.
     
  9. yusrisafri

    yusrisafri Well-Known Member

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    This. Absolutely spot on.
     
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  10. Krule

    Krule Carpe Diem

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    I have to admit that of all our star players if a silly bid came in for Alli I would accept the loss and hope we spend the money wisely. I just think there are players out there who could 'plug the gap' he would leave and we'd still have a bit left in the petty cash box as a bonus. He is certainly not in the Kane/Erikssen indispensability category. Only my thoughts, but if he left then I think life would go on and the impact would not be that catastrophic.
     
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  11. chinaman

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    Yes. Say he goes for north of 100 million pounds, we can really get those Sancho and Sessegnon kids in. Recall Onomah at the end of the season and we'll have enough left for a young, hungry striker as well.to get
     
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  12. Gbspurs

    Gbspurs Gatekeeper for debates, King of the plonkers

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    I can't believe someone agrees with this. The sole reason Alli would go for silly money is because he is hard to replace. His goals/assist contribution would be almost impossible for us to replace.
     
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  13. septicsac

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    Spot on
     
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  14. lukespurs7

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    No so worried about his mistermeaners I think he will grow out of them like Rooney did but I AM concerned that in the last 3-6 months he just doesn’t look like he’s enjoying is football, is that a general thing or is he not happy at spurs and chasing the big money etc? I fear he is getting badly advised and has bad influences behind the scenes, he now has a model girlfriend and it seems an entourage, hope he gets his head down and picks up form again as he was immense last year.
     
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  15. Gilzeanking

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    Dortmund was indeed less than catastrophic...
     
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    Spurs and England best hope for some flair and excitement.
    His anticipation and awareness are indispensible to both.
    Will be a great very soon and we must keep him
    though in fact I don't think we will.
    Irreplaceable as the Joker in the pack
    and can be relied upon to do the unexpected.
    Off form so far but still the one player
    I like to see in the team.
    Makes the sun shine on dull days.

    Eriksen is the wind that drives the sails
    Kane the grindstone
    and Dele the one who tilts at windmills.
     
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  17. scat1620

    scat1620 L'espion mal fait

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    Fantastic. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  18. spursfan77

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    I don't think it would go down well with the player but I wouldn't be adverse to pushing him back into central midfield on occasions when Lamela comes back. Especially in games where we are chasing a goal.

    Playing Lamela and Eriksen behind Kane with Alli and one of Dembele/Wanyama/Dier in central midfield would be good. It would be like getting 3 attacking midfielders on the pitch whilst letting us remain with 3 at the back. Plus Alli has the athleticism to play the position (think back to the 4 1 beating of Man City two years ago).
     
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    Currently "stepping out" with Miss Deeds apparently :)
     
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  20. jamesinashby

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    I have been quite disappointed with Dele this season both for Spurs and for England. Last season he gave the impression he would progress to the level of Kane and Erikssen, The fact that, if anything, he is not playing as well as last season is worrying as he was to be a king pin in our striving to become a genuine top European club. Like you, I am beginning to lose faith and unless there is significant improvement in his game by the January window, I would not be averse to selling him.

    COYS :)
     
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