Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

PrettyColors

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#61
Lads he's 18.

Sure he missed a header vs. PAOK but get him a loan, more game time, and we'll see how he develops.

Bale was pretty shit at 18 as well.
 

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I agree with the OP for definite! What a lot of people fail to understand is that you cannot judge a player watching him once playing for a Spurs team devoid of any confidence like the one on Wed night. Clearly he is massively rated by Spurs who, may I add, watch him in training EVERY SINGLE DAY....!

But hey, I guess the people calling him crap or a Championship Player at best know way more than Harry Redknapp, all Spurs Qualified Youth Coaches, Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand, the England U19 Manager & their Scouting Team.

I thought he had an ok game, nothing spectacular but nothing completely crap. He was better than certain other seasoned professionals out there i.e. Corluka, Pienaar, Bassong... to name but 3. He has a good touch & played a few good balls through to Lennon & then Walker when he came on. Also there was one particular moment when he picked the ball up outside the area, went one way & then checked back on to his left foot & let fly with a blistering shot which was well blocked.

Im not saying he is going to be the next big thing but im also not writing him off. Lets see how he progresses & id quite like to see him loaned to a Championship club in January to see how he gets on!
 

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As much as I don't agree with the original post, I still think he's a long way off being on the bench in the League. If we're dumped out of Europe, I expect we'll ship him out on loan in Jan.
 

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I agree he needs game time but he wouldnt be on the books unless he had potential, he ran his heart out on wednesday night. He chased defenders down, showed a good few touches. He is one for the future but needs to go out on loan and get some game time.

I think that pen he missed really dented his confidence
 

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#66
Totally agree with loaning him out in January to a Championship club to develop his game in match conditions. He showed some good touches, has a powerful shot, looks OK at the moment so time to help him move on to the next level.
 

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i thought he played well given that fact he was smothered everytime he go the ball, this was due to the fact that the build up play was so slow, if we was playing in the first team it would suit him a lot better.

We loss because we were trying to walk the ball in the to net at the speed of a old person with a zimmerframe.

i wanted corluka to get hauled off as we he got the ball, he got infected with jenas syndrome, get the ball stop look up pass sideways or backwards or if he went forward he would stop every few yards to check te ball was at his feet.

i could have seen us playing a lot better with rose still on the pitch linking up with bale and have walker as rb.
 

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Agree he was far from shit, Anyone with a bit of football knowledge would have recognised that. Unfortunately he suffered a bad injury which knocked him backwards but true talent comes through in the end and I have big doubts about Kane.
 

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Ha, I got an infraction for calling someone who called Kane shite, shite.

Agree with OP, fucking ridiculous to write him off...mind you it wouldn't be like Spurs fans to write off a player too soon (even before they've kicked a ball...Parker, Friedel etc.).

I'd rather play him than Pav based on what I've seen so far. At least he has a heart, Pav's like the fucking Tin Man.
 

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I thought he had some lovely touches last night around the edge of the box and to judge him on a game against a team which basically played with a back 9 in the 2nd half isn't fair.
I'm not sure he's mobile enough to become a regular, or maybe even a squad player at a top 6 club but he's got a future.
:stupid:
 

PrettyColors

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#74
And neither is Kane. I should have put quotation marks to make the point clearer.

But anyways, that's the point. Bale turned in some bad performances at LB after the injury, and while I wasn't around for that, there were a lot more than just one idiot or two thinking he wasn't good enough.

Kane needs some experience, he needs a loan, he needs some more games. To give up on an 18-year-old is simply ridiculous, like I said before.
 

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#75
Lads he's 18.


Bale was pretty shit at 18 as well.
Thats bollocks about Bale.

Kane appears to be lacking pace, movement and power, which most successful strikers have. I think that he'll struggle to establish himself here without the aforementioned attributes.
 

kungfugrip

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#76
*Wonders what would've happened if his shot didn't get blocked*

I think he is ready to now go out on loan to a championship club, get a good run together, then again next season. As someone said, we gave Livermore the patience to go out on loan and then finally come good, bit like Jamie O'Hara.

Don't want to appear negative, but I'm still waiting for Livermore to come good. I honestly don't think it will happen either. I'd be delighted if he proved me wrong though.
 

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#78
I have to say there are quite a few spurs fans on this site who do not have the potential to be anything more than conference level posters.

Kane is VERY highly rated, I have seen him for the youth team and he seemed head and shoulders above everyone else in that team. He has a future this lad, I would rather he played than Pav anyday of the week, and I thought he did ok on Wednesday. People are saying about loaning him out to the Championship, not a bad idea but I think he will be in an around the Spurs first team sooner rather than later.

Just a note on Livermore, on Wednesday he put alot of effort into that game and IMO played well.

If people have to slag off members of the team that played on Wednesday, please start with Bassong!
 

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Am I the only one who can never figure out if :stupid: actually means "I agree", or if it's just a sarcastic way of saying "you're stupid"?

It's very hard to tell sometimes, like the way it's been used in this thread.
 
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