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Tottenham will sell Emerson Royal, KWP could replace him

VoteMe4Prez

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Surely he does improve us in the games where Porro isn't available instead of having to rely on Royal who seems to have regressed massively? I don't think he's amazing by any stretch but if he's cheap then there are much worse second choice full backs (and he fills in better at LB than Royal too). I'd be fine with it
That's how I see it
 

Neon_Knight_

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Hmm, selling the player we bought to replace the player we sold and buying back the player we sold that was replaced by the player we bought that we're now selling
Not quite, but it's actually worse than what you're suggesting tbh.

KWP was never more than a fringe player and didn;t directly replace or get replaced by anyone. Various managers overlooked KWP in favour of Trippier, Aurier, Dier, Tanganga, Doherty and Emerson. Conversley, Emerson was our first-choice RB/RWB for an extended period of time, under two different managers. In some ways, re-signing KWP really would feel like a bigger step backwards than resigning Trippier / Aurier.

Emerson was a replacement for Aurier, not KWP (Emerson joined in the same window as Aurier departed in).
Emerson joined a year after KWP left permanently and two years after his initial loan to Southampton (which led to the permanent deal).
We signed at least four other RBs (plus a couple of CBs who played at RB ahead of KWP on multiple occasions), between KWP joining our academy and Emerson Royal signing.
 

Japhet

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Surely he does improve us in the games where Porro isn't available instead of having to rely on Royal who seems to have regressed massively? I don't think he's amazing by any stretch but if he's cheap then there are much worse second choice full backs (and he fills in better at LB than Royal too). I'd be fine with it

Improving on a player (Emerson) who's likely being sold because he doesn't fit the system isn't much of a statement. We need somebody in who will really push Porro, and that goes for all positions. That's how you build an elite squad.
 

Locotoro

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Improving on a player (Emerson) who's likely being sold because he doesn't fit the system isn't much of a statement. We need somebody in who will really push Porro, and that goes for all positions. That's how you build an elite squad.
Exactly this.

I don't like the idea of buying a back up. That's how you build a squad with poor depth because there is always a big drop off when you change players.

You bring in players that are going to compete and push each other the way Walker and Trippier did and there's barely a drop off in quality then you're building a strong squad
 

Freddie

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Improving on a player (Emerson) who's likely being sold because he doesn't fit the system isn't much of a statement. We need somebody in who will really push Porro, and that goes for all positions. That's how you build an elite squad.
You said he doesn't improve us initially , but he's better than Royal for this system so I was disagreeing with that statement. Ideally we'd like a hungry, promising deputy but it's not always easy to identify one. Many successful squads have had decent decent utility players, plus he's English and club- trained, and if he's content with not being an automatic starter then I don't mind it. Very few clubs actually have the kind bench options you describe for every position.
 

eddiebailey

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Surely he does improve us in the games where Porro isn't available instead of having to rely on Royal who seems to have regressed massively? I don't think he's amazing by any stretch but if he's cheap then there are much worse second choice full backs (and he fills in better at LB than Royal too). I'd be fine with it
Also a better option defensively than Porro in games where we expect to be under the cosh.
 

Japhet

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Also a better option defensively than Porro in games where we expect to be under the cosh.

I don't think Ange is that sort of 'horses for courses' coach. He wants us to play our way all of the time and really needs adequate backup players who can enable us to do that.
 

newbie

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Is he better than Porro defencivley ?

I lover Emerson, great character, great heart, and role model.

i think pedro has had a good season in defence.
 

Russ1201

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Is he better than Porro defencivley ?

I lover Emerson, great character, great heart, and role model.

i think pedro has had a good season in defence.
He definately improved but i think Emerson is better defensively.
 
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