Date:Tuesday October 8 2013
No amount of hand-wringing nor speculating about new additions to the Spurs squad. Of all the supposed contenders for League top honors, Tottenham has the weakest strike force.
All the Summer money that was spent on midfielders has caused a glut-- we could play the Barcelona mystery no.9 with as much effect as any 4-4-2 muster. Frankly, there are some very physical specimens in Walker and Townsend, but not a variety of skills that are needed. No use sending Walker forward as he can not cross worth a .....! Additionally , Townsend seems only to see the net when he gets in the last third, very predictable.
I would not have sent Assou-Ekotto out; he can do things that Naughton cannot seem to fathom nor is allowed to do. His passing out of the back and crossing ability is as good as anyone I've seen this year so far. To the main point, there is no doubt in my mind that Jermain does not meet the standard as a great forward. As I have stated before, he is neither fast nor a dribbler of note. No wonder that the stats relate that Spurs are one of the 3 worst scorers per number of shots attempted.
Although we rate many more corner kicks than most teams, our success rate there is terrible--- almost as bad as our defending them. In this regard I would say that the sooner our centre backs are Chiriches (skillful) and Kaboul (powerful) the earlier we get some impact in both ends. AVB needs share a great deal of blame for the 'Hammering' we took. He was completely outplanned and our slow cumbersome offence was limited to outside shots which raised much praise from those who rate performances.
The only chance of a score would have been a rebound to our quick Brazilian who has a better reaction time than the so-called forwards. Would not be a bad idea to promote him to forward as he certainly could not shoot worse than JD does.
Written by HEG1938
Date:Tuesday October 8 2013
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