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  • alan p alan p Sep 9, 2010 21:31 Flag

    Defoe Injury

    Am not sure but you can bet Harry' kicking himself for not strengthening rhe defence and attack during the transfer window. I am not so worried about the defence as I think Kaboul is a good stand-in but FFS who's going to score our goals??

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    • Yeah, its a worry Alan. All we can do is hope that the strikers we have available will step up and do the business. I think they could be capable, but would have prefered a more bankable solution (in the transfer window that has passed us).

      Crouch is capable of hitting form and going on a good run, as is Pav. Both showed that at times last season. Keane may well still have something left. We can live in hope.

      Quesiton is, what formation do we play? I'd be tempted to go for a 4-5-1 and sit VDV in behind a lone striker (think Sfer posted this on a different thread). Still think we are capable of getting the points with what we have.

      Shame though, Defoe was looking very sharp.

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      • Agreed that JD was getting it together somewhat...although not yet for Spurs done forget. On paper we should not have any shortage of firepower upfron what with Crouch, GDS, Pav, Keane not to mention the midfield input of Bale Modric and VDV chipping in with their fair share ( a luxury we have been without over recent years you may recall).
        Sure I would have liked us to have made that big signing of a top striker in the transfer window.....but really, with what we have in the squad we ought to be well able to take up the slack when JD isnt playing?
        Time for a few of our strikers to step up (Pav, GDS)....with VDV, Bale, Modric and Lennon threading those lovely passes and crosses in.....sh*t even my granny should be able to fluke one or two in off her newly replaced knee.

    • Alan,
      I would think that 'array believes that the goals will come from elsewhere on the pitch like last season.
      Bale has started well, and with Modric and Van de Vaart , Huddlestone and Lennon, we have enough skill to score more from midfield.
      I don't think Keane,Pav or Crouch are dummies either. All strikers go through lean patches - the injury to Daffy, just gives one of the lesser used strikers the chance to shine.
      The telling bit will be whether Keane gets to play - as, as I said before, I think he has upset someone at the club. That 'chat' with Joe Jordan that he had seemed to be a crossroads,

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      • Am I the only one thinking this could be a great chance for GDS to step up and stake a claim for a regular place in the squad? He's used to the continental style of play so I think would combine well with vdV and cause even more havoc to the oppo defenders.

        By the same token, Pavy could also come into his own with this style of play.

        But you're right John, if Keane doesn't get the nod either 'Arry has decided to keep him for the CC or early FA Cup matches or only use him when he has no first/second/third choice striker. Shame, as I think he's starting to recover his form - he scored again on Tuesday in the Replublic's international game v Andorra.