Player Watch: Fernando Llorente

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  1. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    I really don't want to be right on this, as we need a proper alternative for if Harry is out for a stretch.

    But I am.
     
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  2. Francis Gibbs

    Francis Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, beyond being prepared to sit on the bench wtf does he bring to the party
     
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  3. Tottenham_God

    Tottenham_God Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, goals, size, ariel pressense, hold up play
     
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  4. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    In his defense, he's got a quality touch, good vision, powerful and accurate in the air, great at knock-downs. But to play this guy we would have to compromise too much of our game imo to focus on him.

    He's too limited for what we need.

    I would rather we had bought a young, dynamic prospect and just used sonny as Kane's deputy 'cause at least poch would be able to mould another gem in Kane's image for the coming seasons.

    This acquisition never made any sense to me whatsoever.

    Now he's here, though, we have to figure out how to get the best out of him.
     
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  5. oskathegobshite

    oskathegobshite #Spursy

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    Still think he will get some important goals for us this season. Personally I would have started him and brought Son on against tired legs.
     
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  6. StevePil

    StevePil Active Member

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    messed up another transfer window in August....
    we all know we needed pace @JJetset anticipated we would get pace but we went with a statue instead and no surprise, when we need goals due to Kane not firing or injury - we are struggling again...
    we just never learn and until we do we will be the nearly men.
    look at Man U they bring Martial off the bench, still had Mata sitting there too, we bring Llorente on - a washed up 32 year old who a statue would look better.
    Yes he done well at Swansea but they lump it into the box, we don't!
     
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  7. THFCSPURS19

    THFCSPURS19 Well-Known Member

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    Yes because we were so much more effective with the pacey Son up front.
     
  8. WiganSpur

    WiganSpur Well-Known Member

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    Judging by the showings so far, Janssen has actually been more effective at holding the ball up.

    It's looking like another squad issue we need to sort out in the summer, possibly even January if Kane picks up another knock.
     
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  9. nedley

    nedley John Duncan's Love Child

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    He's done ok so far for us.

    Having said that, his aerial ability from long balls, goal kicks etc has been poor.

    I expected better.
     
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  10. Yakflange

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    (a) He has had a poor pre-season and limited game time so far.
    (b) He has played much better than all your knee-jerk reactions suggest.
    (c) To get the best out of him, we need to play a different style - which, aside from Madrid away, we haven't yet done.
    (d) Name another centre forward who we should have bought instead, who was actually a realistic target.
     
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  11. SpursDave88

    SpursDave88 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't hold the ball at all when he came on, which is what I'm disappointed with.
     
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  12. Yakflange

    Yakflange Active Member

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    Absolutely not true. He did. Watch the last 30 minutes again without your pre-conceived bias.
     
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  13. Oshi

    Oshi Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised Son and Llorente were not on the pitch at the same time.

    On their own we are lacking but in theory have complimentary qualities.
     
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  14. SpursDave88

    SpursDave88 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a preconceived bias, I watched the game, he didn't do a good job.
     
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  15. Jamturk

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    The players are learning how to play with him.
     
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  16. Wheeler Dealer

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    Who's close to coming through from the academy?.. A bit of pace would not go a miss
     
  17. paulcumpstone

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    Offered very little today when he came on.zero pressing.no threat or movement in behind.slower and lower workrate than janssen.
     
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  18. lukespurs7

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    I would’ve been tempted to go for Wood who is now at Burnley. Has a bit of everything, works hard etc
     
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  19. ardiles

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    Nothing to worry about. Lamela would be taking his place on the bench soon.
     
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    Shadydan Well-Known Member

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    I never thought the 'we should buy Shane Long' shouts would get worse but you've nailed it
     
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