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Do you think it makes that much difference for the EPL games, apart from having a bit more depth on the bench?
From what I've seen AVB, like the rest that follow the trend, seems to favour a 1-1 upfront rather than 2 (or maybe he was forced down that route because he has largely only had 1 striker available). If that is the case (ie AVB favours 1-1), then I can't see him dropping Daffy unless he hits a barren spell.
It's not as though Daffy hasn't been scoring - so it belies the 'Daffy can't play as a lone striker bit'. The team just seem to me to play narrower to get closer to and accommodate him.
So where would Ade then fit, even if he doesn't go? Do you think AVB would drop Dempsey/Sig and play a two up front?
Presumably we'll see in the games against Swansea and Stoke. I can't see AVB playing 2 up front at Everton this weekend.
Well I completely misjudged AVB. I never expected him to play 2 up front away at Everton.
Anyone see the game? The reports I've read so far seem to echo the other games this season - good for a bit, then not so good for a bit more.
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average & lacklustre again.
the goal was a lucky deflection. we never looked like scoring till then.
once again AVB doesnt learn from his mistakes!
u cant go 1 up & then go ulta defensive in the premiership.
u can get away with it if u are porto in the weak portguese league. but in the prem even the weakest teams will attack u & have enough quality to score.
the amount of late goals we concede is very bad. avb gets the team to all go back & defend deep. we basically asked everton to attack us for the rest of the game!
defoe & lennon off, hudd & falque on?! what did he think that would achieve. hudd is a liability defensively & cant keep the ball when put under pressure. falque isnt going to come on and keep the ball well or defend well.
the ironic thing is we had a few break aways towards the end but there was no one there to finish the move off.
he was sat on the bench!
im not looking foward to going to the match against the swans on sunday. if we go 1 up avb will stick 11 men behind the ball & beg the swans to attack us until the final whistle.
then if they nick a late goal, he will be like oh we were unlucky to concede a late goal!
he has said that about 8 times already this season!
talk about learning slowly!
Evening fellow Yids.
Some good pionts JL.
With reference to the 1-1 up front situation,i wonder if he inherited this formation from Harry as he always seemed to play this with either Ade or Daffy with VDV behind and in all fairness it must work to a degree as we finished 4th and should have at least sealed 3rd.
Personally i would much rather have Ade behind Daffy as he has much more to offer all round than Dempsey who IMO is not quite good enough for us and can see him getting plenty of bench time when Ade is available,:-ie next week.
SOOOOOO looking forward to everyone being fit and available,AVB will think it's christmas every week.
ATB....Jeffall SPURS FOREVER.....COYS
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Adebayor's match fitness etc has been shaky this season (as we've talked to death previously), and the Arsenal game was the second consecutive match we'd started 2 up front, so the implication is AVB's happy to tinker based on the opposition. Even if not, Defoe can't start every match we play (Europa, FA Cup, prem), so I'd say having another 'proper' senior striker is essential.
So in Spurs terms it's got to be a good thing. For Ade, don't forget how difficult his international career's been since the shooting at ACN; I think I'm right in saying he's not played in that tournament since, and safety was his reason for retiring in 2010, albeit briefly, so you'd think the relationship with them would be important to him. I reckon it's more about principle than cash (it can't be worth that much money), and it's not an straightforward relationship with his FA, so he can be forgiven for seeming like a diva, as can anyone who was on that bus in 2010.
It's up to a player whether or not they choose to represent their country; I'd like to see them all go old school and put country over club, but it's their call, and when it's that messy - and don't forget the impact of Togo's political situation - you can see why they might not.