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Defoes injury means

Premier League Tottenham Hotspur
by kingtrumpet (U3125824) 09 September 2010
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that our other strikers just share the load,I have a feeling Keane will get on with VDV, Pav has to earn his corn, VDV is the sort of player that interacts around pen area with others, if we get thru the time Daws and Defoe are out in top six,or thereabouts, OK, but if we drop too far behind, there will be other things come into place, Bale etc getting tapped,and our team fragmenting. Starting v WBA, any points dropped are all very important, compared with last season, we are already FIVE points worse off, we won v City and Wigan.Pav n Keane stand up!Can we keep with the pack?

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posted Sep 10, 2010

still have crouch and pav who score plenty of goals. very under rated players imo.

sucks have your best striker injured. we seem to loe rvp for 5 months every season. the only team who never seem to have their best players out are chelsea. bar essien last season.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

injuries suck. I think if a players gets injured on intl duty should clubs should be allowed to trade outside the window...?
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No why should they? You just have to get on and deal with it.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

Very disappointed for Defoe, Tottenham and England supporters alike.

Wanted to see you do well in Europe, but without Defoe and Dawson could be tricky, considering how difficult your group is.

As for England, if Rooney continues to improve, I think Bent and Crouch (or Owen?) can keep the run going.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

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Thats a shame, just when he was reaching that month long period in the season where he actually scores a decent number of goals and manages to convince the English public that hes "world class" for the remainder of the season.

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Andy Townsend is the worst, he said and I quote, 'when Defoe's on form he is up there with the very best'. This was after scoring against Bulgaria at Wembley.

Really Andy? Defoe is many leagues below the very best strikers and is mediocre at best by European standards.

Spurs shouldn't miss him too much, if Defoe's absence hits them that hard then they're clearly not as good as their fans think they are.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

LFC fan here. Firstly, well done on getting fourth place last season.

Also, you can easily survive without Defoe. You've got a big squad full of great talent, Bale, Keane, etc.

I know Defoe is great, probably England's best striker at the moment, but Spurs can survive.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

It stuns me when i see a number of paragraphs written about football that have no substance and no fact.
You are clearly not educated by this particular subject and I will explain why -
Defoe on his day (on form)is prolific and history confirms this fact - he does go through barren periods that do go stretch to long but everyone does even the wonderful Rooney!
How on the back of scoring a hat trick for your country can he not be missed by his club - this again is clearly obvious. We are embarking on Champions League football for the first time and do not have the England number 9 fit for the next 3 months, are we going to be affected? YES of course. Will we cope yes, however facts back up the statement that he is up there with the very best when "on form"

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posted Sep 10, 2010

Above statement refers to WUM - FootballMangementconsultant

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posted Sep 10, 2010

comment by huntspur (U13195356)
posted 4 Minutes Ago
It stuns me when i see a number of paragraphs written about football that have no substance and no fact.
You are clearly not educated by this particular subject and I will explain why -
Defoe on his day (on form)is prolific and history confirms this fact - he does go through barren periods that do go stretch to long but everyone does even the wonderful Rooney!
How on the back of scoring a hat trick for your country can he not be missed by his club - this again is clearly obvious. We are embarking on Champions League football for the first time and do not have the England number 9 fit for the next 3 months, are we going to be affected? YES of course. Will we cope yes, however facts back up the statement that he is up there with the very best when "on form"

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If you honestly believe Defoe 'on form' is up there with the very best strikers in the world I think it is you who is clearly 'not educated' on this particular subject.

Defoe is a classic case of a mediocre striker who because he's English is hyped up way beyond his actual talent.

He's got a decent scoring record in the PL as a poacher, but possesses little flair nor actual technical ability. He'll bang them in at a decent rate if he's in and around the box against average to poor teams in a technically deficient league.

Defoe is poor against quality teams and this will really show in the CL when he will be completely out of his depth, if he even recovers by then.

No foreign clubs have been/will ever be interested in him and he would never have the technical ability to play abroad.

To even compare him to the 'very best' like David Villa, Torres, Drogba, Pato et al is laughable.

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posted Sep 10, 2010

Footballmanagementconsultant -
I really do not want to create a ongoing written conversation with you as you clearly do not know a great deal about football - just to confirm this fact you quote Pato in line with Drogba/Villa/Torres.
He was overlooked for the world cup and his scoring record is exactly the same as Defoes! 1 in around 2.2 games! Thanks for your comments but i suggest you find a United forum to find like minded football fans

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posted Sep 10, 2010

comment by huntspur (U13195356)
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Footballmanagementconsultant -
I really do not want to create a ongoing written conversation with you as you clearly do not know a great deal about football - just to confirm this fact you quote Pato in line with Drogba/Villa/Torres.
He was overlooked for the world cup and his scoring record is exactly the same as Defoes! 1 in around 2.2 games! Thanks for your comments but i suggest you find a United forum to find like minded football fans

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I was talking about raw talent, and Pato is right up there with Drogba and Torres. He may not be the complete article yet as he is still so young but he will be very soon, Defoe is not even on the same planet as these players. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous, Defoe couldn't cut it at the very top level.

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