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was thinking that when defoe is back and if keano and pavva are fit then why not play
RB corluka/chim CBwoodgate CB dawson LB assou ekotto
RMlennon CM palacious CM modric LM keane
defoe and pav
could keane be the answer to our left side and play all 3 strikers with bent campbell on the bench. my favourite keano moment was when he put boulahrouz of chelsea on his ass then crossing to lennon to score. what do u all reckon??????/
Well....it would give us a scoring midfielder with the graft rate needed for defensive duties, unlike Bentley. But he will need to do very well to win me back after his betrayal. And I can see JD thinking here we go again.
Another problem is he is not a true left sider, something everyone agrees we need. Why do the club seem unwilling to really push the boat out to get one, yet waste £16M apiece on the likes of Bent (and Bentley).
Yeah...I know Bent scored 2. The first was a scuffed shot, the second fluked under the keeper. Both were unconvincing strikes from an unconvincing striker.
- 1 Reply to Born2Suffer
yep bent was a real overpriced signing, and we didnt even need him at the time. we had berba keano and defoe.
we have spent over 275 million in 3-4 seasons and yet still no left winger or quality LB . but would we rather a world class left winger or keano back ??? im realy not sure.
He's played on the left for us before and done alright, so it's possible. He does tend to get frustrated and careless when things don't go his way in terms of position etc, but considering the way he's come back he's going to have to eat/have eaten some humble pie, this might be a good way for him to earn his Spurs (pun intended - sorry).
However, that does mean we'd have 2 forward-focussed midfielders, one classic attacking winger, and one DM, which could leave us open at the back and without anyone to really play the ball around the middle.
On our striker situation, I've made it clear many a time that I don't rate Bent, but he has been on form recently and he is in a position where he'll put the work in, I don't want him to be discounted too easily. I'll be the first to point out that him on form isn't as good as most on form, and he does come across as clueless on (most) occasions, BUT as we've said before we really need grafters at the moment.
I wonder how he'd do if he dropped into midfield... he tends to play quite far forward, but we could make use of his physical presence if he dropped back a bit...
- 1 Reply to not_blonde_really
i feel for bent a little he made a massive money move and it has failed , like keane , so i guess they will be out to prove there worth. but as for himin midfield no chance we have plenty to chose from as it is. i think play keane on the left and until defoe is fit put pav and bent up front, if it doesnt work then revert back to using lennon ,bentley or whoever.