Dempsey, Friedel: West Brom vs. Tottenham, 2/3

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by KALM, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. KALM

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    Dempsey once again in the starting lineup. Friedel on the bench. Game is at 8:30 am, Eastern Time.

    #THFC team today: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey & Defoe

    #THFC subs: Friedel, Gallas, Naughton, Huddlestone, Livermore, Sigurdsson & Holtby #COYS


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    Hopefully Dempsey scores in the 40th to put them up 2-0 and is subbed at halftime so he can rest and get on a plane to Miami.
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    Make that a hat-trick, a 3-0 lead, with Dempsey and Bale getting a rest to see what Siggy, Holtby, and Defoe can do in the second half. I wonder if Holtby can take Parker's or Dembele's place ?

    Dempsey has to score goals to keep his starting spot. Even then, he might be rested for the EPL game next week after international duty.
  4. Sam Hamwich

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    parker is going to get manhandled. so are defoe and dempsey for that matter. lets hope Deforward can get two strikes and lennon and bale can run the pitch.


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    if those fox soccer announcers call Clint Dempsey; The American......one more time......
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    Do you think Walker pays to have his hair cut like that?
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    Apparently a shift of tactics. Bale playing centrally, and Dempsey out left.
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  8. Sam Hamwich

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    Is parker always out of position or just on defense and transition? Park Lukaku above CB's have Long run off him. Should score at least one.
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    I haven't noticed yet. I really can't stand the color guy today.

    Edit: Looks like KALM is right.
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    Agreed. It's pretty annoying.
  11. Sam Hamwich

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    important fact: clint is wearing fuchsia boots.

    --------------Defoe---------------
    ------------------Bale--------------
    Dempsey-------------------Lennon----
    -------------Parker-----Dembele-------

    Dempsey with an open header into side netting. Should have done better. Another missed chance. I think he had his nose broken or nearly broken early by a defenders elbow. It is noticeably red and a bit swollen.
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    Dempsey just missed wide his header from Lennon's cross.
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    This is my least favorite announcing team. John Champion always sounds like he's just seconds from making love to himself.
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    Parker makes a lot of moves forward, but he is terrible at it. Meanwhile, Dembo is forced to check his runs because Parker is free-flowing out there. AvB needs to put a leash on parker and let Dembo work it forward.
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    Dembele has not been at his best recently.
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    Well, if the Honeys are going to park the bus, Dempsey is having a little practice with that today.
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    Dempsey is going to get reamed for that side net header and just failing to reach Dembele's through ball. And Bale with a tight angle shot where a pass in front of the mouth seemed more promising (so what else is new?).
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    And Bale with the great run and terrible look off of Dempsey, who's perfect run and positioning was ignored by Bale and will be so by ignant spuds fans.
  19. Sam Hamwich

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    yes, but did you see how fast he ran and how many players he beat? that's quality.
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    The team looks sluggish again. Dempsey should have done better with that header. Unbelievably selfish play by Bale in the 14th. This is a 50 million player?
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    Thats the thing. It was a beautiful run and great play. But the biggest difference between he and Messi/Ronaldo is that they would have played in the teamate (amongst other things).
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    It's that slooooooow buildup and tempo. Same reason I find USMNT so frustrating to watch. Too many slow touches. Gotta play it faster to break that last line.
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    yeah, I know man. same story last match. he ran past many defenders, but he was not able to convert it. The difference is pretty simple, he doesnt know how to translate talent into winning. He still thinks winning is running past people.
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    Spurs have a ridiculous number of midfielders now.
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    Too bad the Tottenham fans see no wrong with Bale's play (and usually for good reason to be fair) but Bale could have tons more assists (and fewer goals) if he were less selfish.

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