Player Watch: Harry Kane

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by RichSpur58, Aug 10, 2011.

will Harry Hotspur start vs Lithuania?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. RichSpur58

    RichSpur58 Well-Known Member

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    How far can this kid go?

    Will he be a decent premier league striker or is he a little more special than that?
     
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  2. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    How longs a piece of string? Only saw him play once so can't make a judgement, has good reviews but until he does it against decent competition consistently then the jury is out.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob The Boss Admin

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    Is his record anywhere near Barnard's yet?
     
  4. 8Gazza

    8Gazza Member

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    Firstly he has to be a regular starter for a League 1/ Champ side. Didnt manage that last year, but he obviously has potential.
     
  5. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    More like Slades ;-)
     
  6. StartingPrice

    StartingPrice Chief Sardonicus Hyperlip

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    Too true.

    We have seen ultra-prolific strikers in the youth ranks all too often - who have never stepped up to the first team squad.

    I joined a chorus that called for them to be given their chance and yet they have never excelled to any point where they have made the management (of the time) look like buffoons for not giving them a chance and letting them go - even at a lower level.

    I refuse to either get excited about the Harry-Kane, likewise, I refuse to write him off as just another great white hope.
     
  7. Rob

    Rob The Boss Admin

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    Or Fenn's or Allen's or one of the many other prolific kids we've had who couldnt step up.
     
  8. PT

    PT North Stand behind Pat's goal. Admin

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    Obika should get his chance before Kane I hope.
     
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  9. Spursking

    Spursking Well-Known Member

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    The hurricane.
     
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  10. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    That's the problem, we're all so desperate for a young Owen or Rooney to come through the ranks we put unfair pressure on the kids and then throw a strop when they don't make it and are released.
     
  11. thfc1989

    thfc1989 Well-Known Member

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    obika is bad, very bad
     
  12. eddiebailey

    eddiebailey Well-Known Member

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    Actually Barnard was not much of a goal-scorer at that age; it was only under Clive Allen's coaching that he found his scoring boots. Also he was very different type of player, he was never big on flair, his game was all about defending from the front and making life hard for defenders by not giving them the chance to settle; that is why injuries have taken such a toll on him. His game needs pace and exceptional stamina. Still a decent player though, with a career average of 0.37 goals per game which is not bad for someone who is not just a goalscorer. It will be interesting to see how he gets on in the Championship this season.

    In recent years the most prolific youth strikers we have had were Pekhart, whose massive bulk made him a freak at that level, and Dawkins, who was a terrific finisher without being exceptional technically; again injuries mean we will never know what sort of player he could have been.

    Kane is probably the best prospect we have had in this department since Terry Dixon, but with the advantage of not having an unfixable knee and not being an arsehole.

    He still has an awful lot to prove, but I would love to see him given an outing against Hearts; much as I would have loved to have seen Barnard given more opportunities younger.
     
  13. chrissivad

    chrissivad Staff Staff

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    Hopefully someone in the Championship picks him up on loan this season (even only half)
     
  14. fazza

    fazza Well-Known Member

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    Not that far at all if he isn't given a chance :whistle:
     
  15. StartingPrice

    StartingPrice Chief Sardonicus Hyperlip

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    It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to concur with this assessment. From what I have seen of him, I don't know why he wasn't jettisoned from the youth set-up long ago.
    But who knows - he might turn out to eb the one who steps up.
     
  16. Huddlestone22

    Huddlestone22 Tom Huddlestone

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    No, no he shouldn't

    He hasn't managed to establish himself anywhere. He looked well out of place at every team he was at last year except a few games at Yeovil.
     
  17. chinaman

    chinaman Well-Known Member

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    Was Chris Jones the last home-grown striker who played regularly?
     
  18. JollyHappy

    JollyHappy Well-Known Member

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    Mark Falco (30 years ago) or Peter Crouch with some clubs in between!
     
  19. ohwhenthespurs

    ohwhenthespurs Well-Known Member

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    I'd hope not. Having seen him for Yeovil, I'd be amazed if he makes it anywhere above mid Championship level. If he gets a chance in our first team then we've seriously ballsed up our striker recruitment. He looks a decent, hard-working big lad, but nowhere near good enough for us and I'm surprised he hasn't been let go yet to be honest.
     
  20. bubble07

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    we have never been blessed with academy strikers so not expecting much
     

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