Spurs 2011 - Best 11 players and Best starting 11

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  1. WhiteHart4Ever

    WhiteHart4Ever Well-Known Member

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    Fellow fans,

    The debate is on about formations, players, right side, Defoe and just about everything else at the moment. It makes me wonder: what's the view on the most important players for the team? And what is your top line-up?

    So without further ado, please rank the current top 11 players in the Spurs squad (independent of position). If I'm not too lazy I'll summarize scores in the end to see to get a final SC current Spurs players ranking table. Then, pick your first 11 and 7 subs when everyone is fit.

    Here's mine:

    Player ranking:

    1: Ledley King
    2: Luka Modric
    3: Gareth Bale
    4: Rafa VDV
    5: Adebayor
    6: Scott Parker
    7: Sandro
    8: Tom Huddlestone
    9: BAE
    10: Michael Dawson
    11: Aaron Lennon

    1st 11 with everyone fit:

    Friedel

    Walker Dawson King BAE

    Sandro Parker

    VDV Modric Bale

    Adebayor

    Subs: Gomes, Kaboul, Corluka, Huddlestone, Lennon, Defoe, Pav
     
  2. felmani26

    felmani26 SC Supporter

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    Kaboul for Dawson please.
     
  3. ethanedwards

    ethanedwards Snowflake incarnate.

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    +1
     
  4. teddy_sheringham_125

    teddy_sheringham_125 Well-Known Member

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    I'll happily rank the players based entirely on how good they are (and not how much we need them at the moment, because that would see Adebayor a lot higher up the list):

    1: Ledley King
    2: Luka Modric
    3: Gareth Bale
    4: Rafa VDV
    5: William Gallas
    6: Adebayor
    7: Scott Parker
    8: Sandro
    9: BAE
    10: Aaron Lennon
    11: Michael Dawson

    I think from 10 onwards there are a lot of players of a very similar standard. The best 11 really does depend on opposition. Yesterday for example, we should have seen both Parker and Sandro starting, with the rest mixed around depending on your fancy (Defoe/Ade, VdV Ade, 4-4-2, 4-3-3 etc.). However, in games against weaker teams I'm happy to see a more attacking line up with just one of Parker/Sandro.
     
  5. WhiteHart4Ever

    WhiteHart4Ever Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to get peoples' lists and first 11s - and not turn this into a Dawson/Kaboul discussion. But personally I feel Dawson just about edges Kaboul, but Kaboul's got the greatest longer-term potential..
     
  6. kcmei

    kcmei Well-Known Member

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    1. King
    2. Ade
    3. Modric
    4. VdV
    5. Bale
    6. Parker
    7. Sandro
    8. Defoe
    9. Kranjcar
    10. BAE
    11. Kaboul
    12. Lennon


    It's really hard to rank them really and that's because the form of these players change all the time. There is a HUGE difference then
     
  7. nickchrissi

    nickchrissi Well-Known Member

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    1. King
    2. Modric
    3. Bale
    4. Sandro
    5. VDV
    6. Ade
    7. BAE
    8. Gallas
    9. Parker
    10. Kaboul
    11. Lennon

    Fully fit 11

    Friedel
    Walker King Gallas BAE
    Sandro Parker
    VDV Modric Bale
    Ade

    With that team you wouldn't need VDV to drop back and help walker, because Sandro would drift there and Luka would drop back
     
  8. ardiles

    ardiles Well-Known Member

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    1. King
    2. Modric
    3. Bale
    4. Sandro
    5. Parker
    6. Gallas
    7. Adebayor
    8. VDV
    9. BAE
    10. Kaboul
    11. Lennon

    ----------Friedel
    Walker--Gallas--King--BAE
    -----Parker-----Sandro
    ---VDV---Modric---Bale
    ---------Adebayor

    Subs:- Gomes, Kaboul, Lennon, Kranjcar, Pav, Defoe, Corluka
     
  9. theShiznit

    theShiznit Well-Known Member

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    1. King
    2. Modric
    3. Bale
    4. Sandro
    5. VDV
    6. Adebayor
    7. BAE
    8. Parker
    9. Gallas
    10. Kaboul
    11. Defoe

    4-3-3

    ---------------Friedel

    Walker----Gallas-----King--------BAE


    ------Parker-----------Sandro

    --------------Luka

    -------VDV------------Bale

    ---------------Ade

    4-4-2

    ---------------------Friedel

    Walker---------Gallas--------King------------BAE

    Lennon (Bale)---Sandro---Modric (Parker)-----Bale(Modric)

    ---------------------VDV

    -------------------------Adebayor

    ()= 1st alternative.
     
  10. Mr-T

    Mr-T Well-Known Member

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    Given that most people, including me would pick the following as the strongest starting 11

    ----------Friedel
    Walker--Gallas--King--BAE
    -----Parker-----Sandro
    ---VDV---Modric---Bale
    ---------Adebayor

    I think it really shows the strength of our squad when you see our second string

    ----------Gomes
    Corluka--Dawson--Kaboul--Rose
    Lennon--Hudd--Kranjcar--Pienaar
    ----Pav----Defoe---

    With Cudicini, Bassong, Livermore, GDS plus all the kids and players out on loan, I think its only the 2 manc squads that could be considered stronger.
     
  11. gilzeantheking

    gilzeantheking SC Supporter

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    When you see it written out like that it is very impressive, I can't remember us ever having a squad this strong.
     
  12. stemark44

    stemark44 Well-Known Member

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    Our most important players this season;

    1) King
    2) Adebayor
    3) Parker
    4) Modric
    5)Sandro
    6) Friedel
    7) VDV
    8) Bale
    9) Kaboul
    10)Walker
    11)Ekotto
    12)Defoe

    My starting 11.
    --------Friedel------
    ---Kaboul----King---
    Walker-----------Bale
    ----Parker--Sandro---
    -Lennon? -VDV--Modric
    ------Adebayor------
     
  13. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    Best 11 players in order

    1 - Rafael Van Der Vaart
    2 - Ledley King
    3 - Luka Modric
    4 - Gareth Bale
    5 - Scott Parker
    6 - Emmanuel Adebayor
    7 - William Gallas
    8 - Beniot Assou-Ekotto
    9 - Tom Huddlestone
    10 - Aaron Lennon
    11 - Michael Dawson

    Best starting XI

    --------------------- Gomes ---------------------

    Walker ------ Gallas -------King --------Assou-Ekotto

    --------------Parker---------Sandro------------

    --- Modric---------Van Der Vaart -----Bale---------

    ------------------Adebayor ----------------------
     
  14. StuckinPoland

    StuckinPoland Member

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    Best Players

    King
    Modric
    van der Vaart
    Bale
    Adebayor
    Sandro
    Parker
    Assou-Ekotto
    Friedel
    Gallas
    Kranjcar

    Best Team

    Friedel
    Corluka, Gallas, King, Assou-Ekotto
    Parker, Sandro
    van der Vaart, Modric, Bale
    Adebayor

    I'm amazed that anyone had Lennon anywhere near our top 11 players. He's quick, but there's not a brain to speak of, footballing or otherwise. The only difference between my two lists is that I think Kranjcar is a great player, meaning he makes the top 11 but not the team as van der Vaart and Bale are better.
     
  15. AngerManagement

    AngerManagement Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine:

    Player ranking:

    1: Modric
    2: VDV
    3: Bale
    4: King
    5: Adebayor
    6: Parker
    7: Sandro
    8: BAE
    9: Gallas
    10: Lennon
    11:Defoe

    1st 11 with everyone fit:

    Friedel

    Walker Kaboul King BAE

    Sandro Parker

    VDV/Lennon Modric Bale

    Adebayor
     
  16. nferno

    nferno EarthVorm Jim

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    1. Modric
    2. Van der Vaart
    3. Bale
    4. Adebayor
    5. King
    6. Sandro
    7. BAE
    8. Lennon (only because of current form, on top form i'd shift him up to 6th)
    9. Gallas
    10. Parker
    11. ThuDdz

    Gomes
    Walker King Gallas BAE
    Sandro Modric
    Lennon VDV Bale
    Adebayor

    Subs: Friedel, Kaboul, Dawson, Parker, ThuDdz, Kranjcar, Gio.
     
  17. EJWTartanSpur

    EJWTartanSpur SC Supporter

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    King
    VDV
    Sandro
    Modric
    Bale
    Adebayor
    Parker
    Lennon
    Ekotto
    Gallas
    Huddlestone
     
  18. ItsBoris

    ItsBoris Well-Known Member

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    In order I think -

    King
    Modric
    Bale
    Sandro
    VDV
    Adebayor
    Gallas
    Parker
    BAE
    Walker
    Lennon
    Defoe
     
  19. stevenqoz

    stevenqoz Well-Known Member

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    1. Modric
    2. Bale
    3. King
    4. Ade
    5. Huddlestone
    6. Parker
    7. Defoe
    10. Dawson
    9. Sandro
    10. BAE
    11. Kaboul

    ..........Friedel
    Walker Dawson King BAE
    .........Parker
    Huddlestone....Bale
    .........Modric
    .....Defoe... Ade

    subs: VDV Lennon Kaboul Sandro Gallas
     
  20. AngerManagement

    AngerManagement Well-Known Member

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    Our most important player right now is Adebayor hands down as we have no replacement for him.

    Parker is probably second (or at least one of him or Sandro) as we desperately need one or both in the centre.
     

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