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  • Sfer Sfer Apr 25, 2013 13:06 Flag

    Credit where its due

    I said on here several years ago that I did not rate Hudd and mostly I got criticised for it. I agree totally with your assessment of him. On Sunday it paid off but most of the time it doesn't. I just hope that this cameo performance persuades some other foolish club (Fulham are you listening?) to come in and buy him in the summer.

    Yes Defoe also made a big difference. Unlike Adebyor, he makes intelligent runs which players like Hudd can use. Adebyor, by contrast, sits in front of the defenders and wants balls to feet. The problem is he is not that good at controlling a ball PLUS we don't have the players (when Parker and Dembele are playing) who have the ability to pass it to his feet when he is being marked. Can you imagine in your wildest dreams Adebyor scoring a goal like Defoe's? I can't.

    I think they were hoping Holtby would fill the Modric hole and I am still hopeful that he will. he is taking some time to settle in but he works hard, has a great left foot and is always looking to attack so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

    What we do obviously need is another striker to replace Adebyor. Defoe, as good as he is, can't lead the line and Adebyor is not good enough and is too slow and lazy. And, as you point out, its a choice of Parker or Sandro with another central midfielder who can pick out those forward passes and that I am afraid to say, is not Dembele even though I like him.

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    • agreed. & hudd got a start yesterday & went back to his usual sloppy poor self! defensively was a liability which just leaves his passing as his only quality. sadly, that was poor & sloppy yesterday! he is just not cut out to be a top CM. jol likes him so fulham would be a good bet. pulis likes him & u can see why. imagine all his long balls foward. they were going to sign him until he failed a medical! shock horror! i do begrudge us fans paying a big chunk of his huge wages & he cant even be bothered to get in shape. we do miss a creative CM. parker,sandro & dembele are all worth having. but we still need a playmaker. yes we clearly need strikers too. i dont think defoe is as great as people think. obviously if we had a falcao then id barely mention defoe. but with what we have, defoe has to play as he is our most likely foward to score. we could get better than defoe. but we need 4 fowards so even if we had falcao, id still keep defoe as 1 of the other 3 fowards. he is a good foward & handy to have! ps. i know falcao isnt a realistic signing.