Player Watch: Harry Kane

mil1lion

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I thought he was excellent again today. Seems to play a different role for England as he does for Spurs. Mostly because we don't have an Eriksen in this team. In fact we haven't had one of those type of player at that highest level since Scholes. Kane is having to play the number 10 role a bit as well as a number 9. Played the number 10 role for the majority of the game and did it well. Held the ball up and brought the supporting midfielders into the game. Sterling was the out and out striker today, it's just a shame he's not as good a finisher as Son. At least we showed we can still win if Kane doesn't score (he can't score in every game afterall).
 

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He is so mature. My sister text me a little while ago (shes a gooner) Saying how unselfish he is and how he is trying his hardest to set Sterling up.

So proud to have him as England Captain, is showing what a good decision it was by Southgate
 

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It looks to me that since his second ankle injury he is shooting a hell of a lot less from distance

This afternoon he had a perfect opportunity (one which you’d put your mortgage on a while ago) to have a crack from about 20/25 yards and he chose to pass

I’m wondering if long range shots affect his ankle!

Hopefully I’m right in thinking It is his right ankle that he’s had the injuries with?
 

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Put money on them all. Most risk is the Knighthood before 2020 as England will have to win the World Cup now for that to happen.
 

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Funny thing is I really don’t think he’s been great at all this World Cup. I mean he’s been good but by his own high standards he hasn’t hit those heights....

Yet he’s still going to walk away with the golden boot and possibly captain his country to lift the World Cup
 

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It looks to me that since his second ankle injury he is shooting a hell of a lot less from distance

This afternoon he had a perfect opportunity (one which you’d put your mortgage on a while ago) to have a crack from about 20/25 yards and he chose to pass

I’m wondering if long range shots affect his ankle!

Hopefully I’m right in thinking It is his right ankle that he’s had the injuries with?
What’s difference between shooting and pinging 50 yrd passes which he does lots of?
 

southlondonyiddo

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What’s difference between shooting and pinging 50 yrd passes which he does lots of?
Good point but there is quite a difference between the kind of passes Harry has been playing and absolutely smashing through the ball

I hope I’m completely wrong but that pass v Sweden was odd when it was perfect for him to smash it

Plus all the stats say he’s taking far less shots since he returned from the ankle injury

Off the top of my head he used to have about 6 shots a game and now it’s less than 2
 

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I think Harry is becoming a bit more of a team player, knowing that he is getting far more attention from opposition defenders than other England players. An example was when lining up for the corner which lead to Harry Maguire's goal. HK is immediately behind HM and you can see HK talking. As the ball came in HK ran out to the right, taking 3 defenders with him, leaving the gap for HM to go in and score. Very astute and clever play by HK.
 

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Obviously we watch him week in week out and he has not been as dangerous from open play since his injury whilst still clearly being v effective

Ankle injuries can take a long time to get over and he came back from his v quickly so maybe there is still 5-10% missing in terms of properly belting the ball but he definitely doesn’t do as much shift and shooting on site as pre injury - that said his all round game just gets better and better
 

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He's playing brilliantly, considering he's generally having to occupy two or sometimes three of the opposition players.

He's also playing deeper than I'd have expected, with Alli, Sterling and Lingard all clearly being instructed to break passed him while he's often dropping to the edge of the box - we'd be breezing games if Sterling could break his England hoodoo.

Kane's only real chance yesterday came because Sterling miscontrolled it while staring at his feet instead of passing.

Anyway, some fantastic use of the ball from Harry late on yesterday too - got his foot on the ball and spread play really well.

Still feel like as a team we're pacing ourselves but considering the lack of experience, I think we're doing a bloody good job of it. There's more in the tank.
 

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The knighthood thing is interesting. Were Moore and hurst knighted while still playing or did it come later ? Be class if dele gets a brace in final and just him and Harry get knighted lol. Imagine the Liverpool petition for Henderson to be knighted.
 

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The knighthood thing is interesting. Were Moore and hurst knighted while still playing or did it come later ? Be class if dele gets a brace in final and just him and Harry get knighted lol. Imagine the Liverpool petition for Henderson to be knighted.
They'll go further than that, they will want a bank holiday created and demand it be called 'Jordan Henderson Day'
 

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The knighthood thing is interesting. Were Moore and hurst knighted while still playing or did it come later ? Be class if dele gets a brace in final and just him and Harry get knighted lol. Imagine the Liverpool petition for Henderson to be knighted.
Market seems to have been taken down...did anyone get any bets on it?

Have they taken those Harry Kane specials above off skybet? Can't see them on there.
Edit - Back up again...(Odds for all time World Cup goalscorer lengthened to 16/1!)

https://m.skybet.com/football/player-specials/event/17665782
 
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