Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

Gb160

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Rival fans tend to only have begrudged respect for Kane that he has to force out of them with goals, and they’re all too quick and ready to leap back onto him. He won’t be truly appreciated until he retires imo at least by the masses
Its mainly younger fans 30 or below who don't appreciate him from my experience.
The tribalism that's taken over football in the last decade or two has changed supporting culture I think.
It used to be you hate your local rival and afford them no credit whatsoever...nowadays fans seem to hate every other team and afford them no credit whatsoever.
 
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Its mainly younger fans 30 or below who don't appreciate him from my experience.
The tribalism that's taken over football in the last decade or two has changed supporting culture I think.
It used to be you hate your local rival and afford them no credit whatsoever...nowadays fans seem to hate every other team and afford them no credit whatsoever.
Nah it's always existed between the top teams. If we were a top 6 club still then everyone would happily rate him and want to sign him.

Because we're a top 3 club getting to CL finals, he cops flak.
 

Shadydan

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Nah it's always existed between the top teams. If we were a top 6 club still then everyone would happily rate him and want to sign him.

Because we're a top 3 club getting to CL finals, he cops flak.
He's been copping flak since he bust onto the scene...remember the one season wonder jibes, then there was the blame for Euro 2016, then the diving accusations, the claim goal etc..

It's to do with tribalism, it's just gotten worse with the popularity of social media.
 

Gb160

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Nah it's always existed between the top teams. If we were a top 6 club still then everyone would happily rate him and want to sign him.

Because we're a top 3 club getting to CL finals, he cops flak.
Disagree mate.
I think deep down most of them do rate him, and want to sign him, it's just unfashionable to admit for the younger generation of football fans...they have to be seen to hate everyone but their own.

You'd seriously have to be an idiot to not rate Kane, but some would rather risk that rather than publicly offering him praise.
Its quite sad.
 

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I wonder how much the ankle injuries have actually forced him to change his game or affected his physical abilities; or whether he's just evolving as a player. Maybe it's a bit of both.
 

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Rival fans tend to only have begrudged respect for Kane that he has to force out of them with goals, and they’re all too quick and ready to leap back onto him. He won’t be truly appreciated until he retires imo at least by the masses
To be honest, I seem to remember United fans being ****s to Shearer for the majority of his career because he turned them down once. It just wasn't as obvious or immediate because, well, social media.
 

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Just putting it out there as Kane seems immune to being digged out by many on here but he was just as shit as the rest of them today.

I understand the amount of times he’s saved us in the past and that he can’t do it all alone but he needs to look in the mirror just as much as the others. He’s the captain now and we need more from him.
 

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Just putting it out there as Kane seems immune to being digged out by many on here but he was just as shit as the rest of them today.

I understand the amount of times he’s saved us in the past and that he can’t do it all alone but he needs to look in the mirror just as much as the others. He’s the captain now and we need more from him.
He’s not immune from criticism, but it’s a collective issue. It just doesn’t seem like many in the team can be bothered. Probably because their manager has spent the last year threatening to leave.

I think it all just escalated from that. If some aren’t pulling their weight, why should others pull their weight, and so on. There’s no sense of a collective desire to win.
 
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