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Old 07-12-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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can't wait for United v. City
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Modric just signed with Real Madrid where he will have plenty of time and space in the soft La Liga. I agree he is overrated: not quick or productive enough to be a winger for Spurs and not tough enough to play in central defense.

I'll be rooting for AVB, it'll be nice to have that passion on the sidelines rather than the inert blob of Redknapp.
Here we are one month later and Modric still has not signed with Madrid.

His supposed lack of toughness and speed have nothing to do with his style. He finds brilliant ways to create space for Spurs. Something they desperately needed last season while the likes of Bale, VDV, and Parker were injured.

Watch Spurs without Luka and see how quickly space closes down on all of their other players. Modric is brilliant; world class.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Spurs have Sigurdsson now. Very decent player who was sensational during his time at Swansea. They have to sell Modric,
IMO. His heart isn't in the club.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Here we are one month later and Modric still has not signed with Madrid.

His supposed lack of toughness and speed have nothing to do with his style. He finds brilliant ways to create space for Spurs. Something they desperately needed last season while the likes of Bale, VDV, and Parker were injured.

Watch Spurs without Luka and see how quickly space closes down on all of their other players. Modric is brilliant; world class.
You probably mostly know Modric as an EA FIFA player. But if you watched as many Spurs games as I have, you'd know he had a very mediocre season last year.

Now, so as to avoid a Fabregas-like sulking season, I want him gone already. Speaking of Arsenal, I sure wish Totts would have landed Santi Cazorla... now he's a fit for Spurs!
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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You probably mostly know Modric as an EA FIFA player. But if you watched as many Spurs games as I have, you'd know he had a very mediocre season last year.

Now, so as to avoid a Fabregas-like sulking season, I want him gone already. Speaking of Arsenal, I sure wish Totts would have landed Santi Cazorla... now he's a fit for Spurs!
No mate. I think you are way off. Modric is an amazing player. He is a great talent which would make it into almost any team on the planet.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Modric had a mediocre season!?

The first time I have actually laughed out loud at a comment on this forum!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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No mate. I think you are way off. Modric is an amazing player. He is a great talent which would make it into almost any team on the planet.
Let's look at the stats:

11/12 - 50 games total, 6 goals, 5 asts
10/11 - 44, 4, 5
09/10 - 30, 4, 6
08/09 - 64, 9, 10

These are decent stats, but for a mostly attacking midfielder (these stats include Croatia), 16 assists in his last 124 games is unimpressive. No, Modric benefits from his small stature, little boy face, and for being the clear best current player from Croatia. He is well marketed.

Let's get him to Madrid ASAP so we can address our needs at forward... right now we only have Defoe (and van der Vaart when withdrawn).
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Are you nuts. You clearly base a good season on goals and assists. What about holding up the ball, breaking up play, passing, creating chances and stopping an attack. You are the first Tottenham fan I have ever heard say get rid of Modric.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Are you nuts. You clearly base a good season on goals and assists. What about holding up the ball, breaking up play, passing, creating chances and stopping an attack. You are the first Tottenham fan I have ever heard say get rid of Modric.
No, stats are just one tool of analysis. "Breaking up play" and "stopping an attack"? Parker, Livermore, Sandro, and Huddlestone all perform those duties far better than Modric and for a fraction of the price.

"Holding up the ball" and "passing" - Modric is strong in these areas but last year, especially against top teams, he gave the ball away alot. He was not the great possession player of old.

"Creating chances" should often show in assist numbers. And Modric takes alot of corners, so he is not world class creating chances sorry. He's just not that dangerous.

I'll also add that Modric was consistently ineffective against the big teams last year (0 goals, 1 asst).

Tott fans usually like the guy, they want to stick for him, he enjoys a positive bias and he gets credit for little tricks in midfield that don't amount to anything.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Alright so lets see Spurs get rid of Modric and replace him with one of these players you are talking about and we will see where Spurs end up. Modric is Spurs best player. You clearly dont understand his importance to the team but yoou will once he leaves.
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