Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

archiewasking

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Hope he's fully fit for the Hammeroids. I know FL scored last night, but as one of my kids said, if he hadn't run offside, he wouldn't have had the pace to beat the defenders to the ball. We need Harry.
 

SugarRay

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All this, is he, isn’t he world class, and apparently, having to win trophies is the only way you can be in that bracket, do we think the likes of Collymore and co would have described Batistuta as world class back when he was in his 30’s and only had one Italian Cup winners medal listed in his club honours?
 

Johnny J

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All this, is he, isn’t he world class, and apparently, having to win trophies is the only way you can be in that bracket, do we think the likes of Collymore and co would have described Batistuta as world class back when he was in his 30’s and only had one Italian Cup winners medal listed in his club honours?
I agree with you, although out of interest I checked Batistuta's record, and he'd won about nine things by the age of 30.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Batistuta
 

kmk

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Garth Crooks really pisses me off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42547711

Garth Crooks' team of the festive period: Ryan, Walker, Lingard, Sanchez, Kane
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Forward - Harry Kane (Tottenham)
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Tottenham forward Harry Kane is the first player in Premier League history to score six hat-tricks in a single calendar year
It was a superb hat-trick by Harry Kane against Burnley and another one against Southampton four days later. To score 56 goals in a calendar year is some achievement but shouldn't the best finisher in the country be talking about winning trophies instead of breaking records in his post-match interviews?

Scoring goals is Kane's job and he does it exceptionally well we know that. Records are for statisticians especially when your trophy cabinet is bare. Congratulations Harry, you broke Alan Shearer's record. Of course we should doff our cap to such an achievement but the game has always been about the team and not those who administer the finishing touches.

Meanwhile, players like Raheem Sterling and Victor Moses (who I am often told are not in Kane's class) are adding domestic and European titles to their names. Need I say more?
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Fowl!

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How does Crooks putting Harry in his team get misconstrued as racist? If anything I see that as implied criticism of Moses.

I think the comparison with Sterling is valid given their similar age and recent impacts, they are both big hitters.

Moses however is not. He has made an impact much later in his career but had been on the books at Chelsea for years before he did so.

What is the objection all these old boys network have to building a team and interfering in the private financial relationships between a player and his employer?

We don't often hear them saying players are underperforming and they don't deserve their current contracted pay.
 
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