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  • Nick Nick Dec 7, 2012 10:48 Flag

    Another win...

    Sorry but being at the game last night and watching Defo while off the ball his works so hard all game! This is why he is scoring he is constantly making runs and causing problems for the defense, just because 90% of what he does is off camera doesn't mean he is doing nothing ;)

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    • well said nick. the amount of great runs defoe makes is superb.
      his movement is great.

      also his link up play has improved hugely over the last few years. he is an accurate passer & could do good little through balls. he has improved his upper body strength which is why he can score goals like the 1st 1 against the hammers.

      the thing is he was hot last year when he played, he was just criminally under used by harry. which in the was a big reason why we got 4th & not 3rd.

      but as john said, somehow we keep playing average-poor but still pick up results.

      u cant keep doing that. great teams win when they play badly, but they also play well for most of the time!

      i really dont fancy us against everton away! especially the way we are playing & the fact we only have a full 2 days off.

    • That's fine. Maybe I should have qualified 'do'. I saw a marked difference between Daffy and Ade last night. I don't recall Daffy touching the ball more than a half dozen times. Ade was dropping, pick up the ball - and generally trying to bring others into play - he was more involved from my perspective.
      Maybe that was also an illusion given by what the cameras showed, I don't know.

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      • As I've stated before, the reason we are not controlling game's this season, is down to the lack of quality in our midfield. IMO Sandro is one of our most important player's, but also one of the worst for giving the ball away by trying to twist and turn, and keeping the ball far to long, instead of passing quickly like Parker would do. Then we have Dempsey playing out of position in midfield, where he is to slow and get's tackled to easily. ( last night he played in his normal position and looked a different player, and showed that he can be a decent player ) Siggy, I just dont think he is good enough ( bought on a few good games for Swansea while on loan, so not really proven ). The point with Daffy, is he has always been an out and out striker, give him the service and he will score, whereas Ade is more of a team player, will help link play, but will not get any where near the amount of goal's Daffy will get given regular start's. So all in all, I dont see us playing fluent football until we get Moutino, Willian, or the like in the squad.