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Ade-nough or more to come?!

Emanuel Adebayor is back in the frame. After a protracted summer transfer saga, followed by fitness issues, injuries, a heroic few minutes at the Emirates and the 3-match ban, our only other recognised striker is back, available and fit(?).

How for weeks most Spurs fans eagerly awaited Ade's return to compliment a system that was apparently missing his presence, holding, linking, partnership (Defoe) attributes and of course, goals. However, now that he is back, there are usual fans' (Vital members') groans of 'poor first touch', 'lazy', 'poor passing', 'poor attitude' and also how we were warned about all this BEFORE he joined us permanently.

Let's look at the games he HAS started in, Arsenal - not played long enough for fair analysis, Panathenaikos - most comments suggested that apart from scoring the opener, he did little to demonstated the attributes apparently synonymous with him. Everton - again most were frustrated by his contribution and the groans listed above showered from all corners of Vital.

Am I (or we) being premature in Ade's assessment? Is he also suffering an AVB system adaptation problem or may be he no longer fits the system? Or are we witnessing something that 'others' have warned us about?!.

In my opinion, last season some of his poor play was overshadowed by his goal tally and the fact that he DID provide few assists and partnered Defoe well. In the absence of Ade, Defoe has been bedded in as the sole striker and suddenly finds himself having to adapt to Ade's return and it hasn't clicked yet.

In the Everton game, Ade's inclusion and retention for the full match was presumably to counter Fellaini's threat? I hasten to add that Fellaini was not directly involved with either of their goals, nor was Ade anywhere near by to help out. We were being battered in the last few minutes and where was our 'holding' and 'bringing others in to play' man?

I like Ade and would love for him to do well for us, but what I have seen of him (in latter part of last season) and his contribution thus far this season, I seriously wonder if he may find himself 'a peg and a hole' mismatch situation. Statistics for this season look good though, 2 goals in 3 starts?!.

If further signings are made in January, how is Ade likely to be best utilised? I hope there is a lot more to come from him......

Written by Critical_Spur




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Date:Friday December 14 2012

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