Player Ratings To Dip Bins By

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Good morning.

It was a game all about our midfield and our defence.  Van der Vaart played a role I’d struggle to equate to that of a centre forward. The old soldier Sir Ledley ‘Large One’ King returned and his effect upon the back four was tangible to put it mildly. What worries me is that whilst it’s great to get this classy display all out transfer grumbles appear to be around replacing the strikers.

The strikers to one side, just stop and consider how amazing we’d be if we had a player as good as Ledders there ALL THE BLEEDIN’ TIME. The strikers by and large do need binning. They were irrelevant to the win.

The most notable difference is his confidence with crosses. Leaping and taking the ball creates confidence because it kills the threat.

At his best yesterday, composed and controlling. Obviously told told to ease up on the forays forward and it was a good plan.

The ‘Ledders Factor’ was very much in evidence. Like spending a day in the office with your boss sharing your desk. He looked pretty fierce.

Half man,  half cyborg strapped up with half lollypop sticks bound with parcel string. That said he denied all-comers and looked like he hadn’t been away. Just fit, just excellent.

They talk about people needing to step up and this boy did just that. So many want the kids to come through and this looks like he will. Brilliant to see.

Ran about a bit but ultimately didn’t set the game alight. A good few short balls but really didn’t spark. Not a disaster, just a tad drab.

With players closing in on him from all directions he created opportunity with intelligence and skill that was a delight to watch. Anyone who doesn’t understand his importance doesn’t understand football.

Outstanding. Physically and mentally up to the Premiership demands and an excellent buy.

I just don’t get why we bought him. If anyone wants to briefly outline why, I’d be pleased to read it. He’s not awful, I just don’t get what he’s supposed to do.

Intelligent and gifted. His critics need to give him the benefit of a preseason before wheeling out what’s obvious in his first season. Needs to lose a few pounds and improve fitness.

I’ve run out of patience with him and tactics including him making the first team. I can see how on the International stage and in Europe of course but in the Premiership it seems to me that the jig is up.

He may well be a Yiddo, but championing him is a rapidly becoming a clutching at straws exercise. Offers little aside from goals and hasn’t offered any of them in a dog’s age.

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  • Brycie says:

    agreed to all well done sir

  • Brycie says:

    And Suarez was pish!

  • toddspur says:

    bugger you HH; I was just getting my teeth into the ‘Arry out’ brigade on the other post….still I guess they’ll all come on here and say you havent rated Arry outta 10…….I’m expecting an average score of 2.1345/10

    Sandro & Modders looked good didnt they; what a midfield effort that was

    Oh and is it just me or does Danny Rose have the face of a pornstar??

    just me then :shocked2:

  • Brycie says:

    Kaboum shoulders back head forward gonna knock someone out?

  • jerkinmahjurgen says:

    I agree to all as well but you scared me for a second. I got to Modders and he looked a little like Crouch to me and reading on I truly began to doubt my own (yes, limited) football knowledge… The Spurs fans are generally disappointed with Pienaar as a signing and I struggle to see why. Despite not having a great goals or assists record he offers speed, energy, discipline and in my opinion can play a bit. I’ve yet to hear an Everton fan say they wouldn’t have him back, despite most being miffed how he left. Their best player last year despite Cahil and Arteta (spell?) as team-mates… Versatile – Does a job. Cost almost nothing.

    • toddspur says:

      me too :cool:

    • Gary08 says:

      I think the way Pienaar links up with every full back he plays with is the reason we bought him. He’s a very tricky player and they just dont get the ball off him. Also his work rate is second to one.

    • LosLorenzo says:

      He does most decidedly NOT offer speed. Low center of gravity, sure. Quick in the turn, OK. But in a straight line I know pensioners who would ‘ave him.

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