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    Wilfried Zaha

    This is genuinely a tough one. I just wish his involvement in our recruitment was to discuss the player types and qualities he needs to create the team he wants and we had a ‘transfer team’ or whatever, working together, to apply that, and with a few people all contributing their own expertise...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    But apparently anyone who watches the premier league and doesn’t rate Wilfred zaha ‘obviously has a vendetta against him’.... rather than a differing opinion. I don’t know why people are so outraged and threatened by someone disagreeing with them that they have to imply the opinion of anyone who...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    I know, I was agreeing with you. Just think people miss that aspect too and it makes his goal record at PSG even more impressive.
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    Wilfried Zaha

    The side of the pitch a wide forward gets played also makes a massive difference to their goals tally. I remember looking at this on whoscored a while back with numerous players. All of them had crap goals records when they were played on the side where they cross rather than cut inside and vice...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    Zaha Grealish Sissoko Barkley Silky. Cue hysterical dipper-esque reactions to any real world criticisms of an aspect of our manager. u_u
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    Wilfried Zaha

    The first is a good point, and I’m not going to try to cover it up to fit a narrative or anything. I really do think he’s a woeful player, from watching him a fair bit, but maybe I’ll turn out to be completely wrong. I don’t think he did beat players in a threatening way. He loses the ball...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    I don’t agree, though it’s all opinions and observations. I saw the game I linked above and quite a few others where he was the same. He runs the ball out of play, loses track of or overruns it when trying to pull off tricks, smashes the ball blindly into the box, rarely looks up or has any...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    I’ve watched him a fair bit over the years since, and saw about ten-fifteen of his games last season because we were being so strongly linked. You? Don’t mean this facetiously but most people who talk about how much he’s changed, clearly didn’t. I hope vids are allowed, if not will take down...
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    Wilfried Zaha

    :cry: He has absolutely no finesse or intelligence. He’s never in control of where the ball goes in his dribbling and his passing and shooting are really unrefined and often wild. In addition, he runs like a duck. I watched a lot of him from u20 (edit: u21 maybe) level (where Redmond was a much...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

    I don’t think that looks beneath the surface of the issue. It is idiotic to buy players in who are demonstrably as much of a risk as blooding some of those youngsters, as has proven to be the case where players brought in have failed, and young players have moved and flourished. I’m not saying...
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    The Spurs Youth Thread - 2017/2018

    Or actually start playing them/giving them opportunities. If Sancho is followed by Gomes, Foden, and others - particularly that u17 year group, abroad - I think there’ll be a number of massive successes, and big money moves that might wake english clubs up. De bruyne (who had to go to...
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    Christian Pulisic

    I agree with all that except Zaha, who I think is really poor and nowhere near Martial. It makes me wince whenever I see his name and think of the money he’s associated with. Not wanting to start a debate, just differing opinion. I may well be proven to be completely wrong, but he reminds me of...
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    Christian Pulisic

    Swap deal for Ledley? :) I remember the itk, and Herc also saying that he would not be staying in Germany this season due to some mysterious factor that wasn’t revealed. I didn’t put much stock in it tbh because it came after absolutely vehement itk that he was ours/would be coming in the...
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    Christian Pulisic

    If we’re sniffing around Pulisic, I’d hope we have a chat about a potential first option on Sancho. There’s also another young player, I believe to be the best in the world in his position and age group, where the circumstances are similar.
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    Player Watch: Harry Kane

    I was going to say they should try reading interviews with him, rather than listening to them, as they might stop being so judgemental... then realised the obvious flaw in my suggestion.
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