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Can't argue with most of that really...
I'm not sure what to do about Bale. I wondered if dropping him for a while might help, at the moment he knows he's a preferred player, in a 4-4-2 it's either him LM & A-E LB or him LB & O-Hara LM, so perhaps putting him to the bench for a while might give him some bite back... then I wondered if he's just getting a mid-season slump and actually the break might do him well... but it wasn't until watch MotD last night it occurred to me it might be confidence.
He doesn't strike me as the type of player to get complacent, particularly if there's any truth to this talk of JJ getting stripped of the vice-captaincy and going up for sale http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/leagues/premierleague/tottenham/4221269/Tottenham-manager-Harry-Redknapps-row-with-Jermaine-Jenas.html. It might be that he's tired, he only came back from a bad injury in the summer and has played most games since, which means that a spell on the bench might do him some good. However, if it is confidence then that could be the last nail in the coffin...
Carrying on like this won't do him any good. If he's going to be playing I think he needs some stability in his role, and I know I've been reluctant to admit it before but his defending isn't up to it atm. The problem is, I'd much rather have O'Hara on the left of midfield now, so what do we do with him???
I reckon it all comes down to training ground fire at the moment, if his heart's not in it he can bench warm for a little while, but if he really wants it then whack him on the pitch - even if he's out of position it'll be better than some of those dozy wasters we've been watching lately.
Bit of an essay here, and I've been popping back to it on and off for a while, so I may be repeating myself. If so, sorry!
Definitely a confidence issue blonde. Not suprising when every time he starts we lose!!
Wigan are a very physical side but surely we should have started the game playing to our strengths and playing our own game before worrying about them. If he was that concerned about their strength he should have started with Huddlestone, Bent and Ghaly!
Seems fair enough.
Bale is never a left back he cant defend well enough ...however he could solve our left wing problem.
Harry needs to get Hudd back in midfield his vision and passing will get Defoe going.
looks like a struggle from now to the end of the season,