Player Watch: Nabil Bentaleb

Discussion in 'Loanwatch' started by RussellYid, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Snarfalicious

    Snarfalicious Well-Known Member

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    Only would make sense if we bring back Carroll from loan as he and Barton are their first choice pairing. Would suck to send him to QPR to sit behind our own guy there on loan.
     
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  2. liam17oi

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    Spending £17 mill on quality is all well and good but we spent £17 mill on Paulinho. That's criminal.
     
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  3. CJMurray

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    No. Spending £20m on Stewart Downing was criminal. Spending £17m on a first choice Brazilian CM who'd just been voted third best player in the confeds was seen as quite a coup at the time, and will do again in the future.
     
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  4. liam17oi

    liam17oi Well-Known Member

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    All that's irrelevant. He's done nothing to justify his price tag, he's done nothing to warrant a starting place. He just looks average. Typical AVB signing really - big lad, puts himself about, doesn't do much else.
     
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  5. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Nabil Bentaleb probably doesn't even realise his name is nearly palindromic.
     
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  6. CJMurray

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    It's extremely relevant. I've watched him playing for Brazil and he looks a much much better player, because they play a high tempo quick passing game, pretty much the opposite of how we played this season under AVB. He's been here 4 months in a struggling side, how about we give him a year to adapt and prove himself before writing him off?
     
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    He trains like every day is the last day in the world

    Love that about him,wish all our players had the same attitude.
    Go onto the pitch and play every game as though it was their last.
    Not sure if he is that deep but I hope Adebayor realises this after the death of his brother and goes on to leave all the old crap behind and just gives football his all for the rest of his career.
     
  8. liam17oi

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    Why's it 'extremely relevant'? Playing for Brazil is very different to playing for Tottenham.

    Certainly I'll give him time but better players have failed here. He's shown nothing to justify his high prce tag, nothing to justify he should be first choice. Just seems a player we didn't need.
     
  9. Marty

    Marty Throbbing member

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    Judging by his Brazil games he's far more suited to a quick tempo passing game than the slow meandering football we were playing under AVB. Now that the shackles seem to have been removed, he may well excel. We won't know until he's played a few games under Sherwood or whoever comes in.
     
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  10. liam17oi

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    High tempo game isn't going to make him actually have a shot on target or stop taking wild shots from outside the box. He's just not very good.

    We'll see.
     
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  11. Marcus_spur

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    Tbf livs is doing well at Hull. Scored yesterday as well
     
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  12. rsmith

    rsmith The hand of Ghod

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    If we're going to play a deep line and two strikers, the midfield becomes a lot more sparse, and midfielders need to cover a lot more ground. "box to box" anybody? That is supposedly the type of player that Paulinho is.
     
  13. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    Risky sub, at the time I think most of us would have been like 'why not Holtby or Capoue!?' but he came on and slotted right in. He has a bit of fight about him, composed and smart on the ball.

    Not sure which goal this is from, but..

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcGx5KbIgAAdXix.jpg

    One of the other youth team players tweeted this picture to him last night.
     
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  14. C0YS

    C0YS Just another member

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    It's amazing how people can say this about a Brazilian starter who was vital for there confed. win. Most players from Brasil take a long time to adapt to the EPL like Sandro for example. But no people are happy to right off a player who hasn't even been that bad for tottenham as soon as they can.

    It just shows a complete lack of understanding. This isn't fifa, players don't just work as soon as you put them in your team. Things take time.
     
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  15. DaSpurs

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    I hope Paulie comes around, but for now his wanks in front of goal severely limit his value. His midfield ability is nothing more than any other player who can slot in centrally, so he's going to have to start finishing those if he wants to hold a starting spot in a two-man central midfield.
     
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    Love a bit of chutzpah when its used in the right manner ;)
     
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    Frikin thank you. The guy didnt have a summer break and no one had been shining in Andre's team.

    Paulinho is a class player who needs to be given a bit of a break by people.
     
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  18. dudu

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    hahaha EXACTLY.

    People are so quick to forget and so quick to Judge. Sandro took a good half a season to bed in as did a host of our players.

    Perhaps, just perhaps people need to stop slating our players when they havent lived up to the expectations we place on them and understand that there may be other factors involved other than 'x is shit'

    The lack of patience some fans have is amazing to me and they have been sucked 100% into sky sports version of football. Football teams arent built in a day and sometimes a footballer needs the right team playing the right tactics around them to flourish.
     
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  19. Ionman34

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    Irrelevant?

    Wind your neck in.
     
  20. Spurs 1961

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    Paulinho has been one of the successes of the players we bought in the summer. His form dropped off as the whole team started to fall apart...there has been a lot more going on at WHL than I think we will ever know. Plus AVB continued to play him in every single game not resting him even after long international jaunts
     
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