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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #151
Saturday August 16, 2014 4:59pm

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As long as Yedlin can get a WP by January, I foresee Tottenham bringing him into the team by then.

dunlopp9987
Post #152
Saturday August 16, 2014 5:22pm

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Original post from 2tone

As long as Yedlin can get a WP by January, I foresee Tottenham bringing him into the team by then.


From everything I've seen, it looks like Spurs have said he will not permanently join the team till the 2015-16 season.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #153
Saturday August 16, 2014 5:43pm

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Original post from dunlopp9987

From everything I've seen, it looks like Spurs have said he will not permanently join the team till the 2015-16 season.


They also stated that they will evaluate their needs in December, and if they feel they should bring him into the team in January they will.

Stamey10
Post #154
Monday August 18, 2014 10:17pm

Joined Apr 2014
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I'm surprised Yedlin chose Spurs, and that JK was so supportive of the move. I know JK played for Spurs, and wants his players competing in Europe, but was Tottenham really the best option? Spurs has incredible competition for the right wing positions.

At fullback they have Kyle Walker (24), Kyle Naughton (24), Eric Dier (20), and Vlad Chiriches (24). Chiriches is certainly a CB, but I mentioned him because he has played RB for Spurs before. However, even if you assume Dier is considered a CB by Spurs, and will only feature at RB during emergencies (injuries/susp.), that still leaves Walker and Naughton. Both are young, English, and Walker is in-and-out of the England squad. It would take some incredible play from Yedlin to unseat either player, especially Walker, as starting an American over an England International is a precarious move by any EPL manager. I could see Yedlin overtaking Naughton for the back-up role, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but how often he would see the field is anyone's guess.

If Spurs try Yedlin in a more advanced role, the competition isn't any easier: Aaron Lennon (27), Andros Townsend (23), Nacer Chadli (25), Ryan Mason (23), and Erik Lamela (22). If you dismiss Chadli and Mason for other positions, LW and CF/CAM, respectively, Yedlin still has to beat out Lennon, Townsend, and Lamela. Lennon isn't much of a goal-scorer, but neither is Yedlin, and Lennon has just as much pace as Yedlin. So, I would assume their prospective competition would come down to vision and the technical areas of the game, which, I would expect Lennon to get the nod. Townsend has been a boom-or-bust player (mostly bust), and Lamela has yet to impress (or arguably receive a fair chance to do so).

I know other factors beyond competition/playing time contributed to Yedlin's decision (facilities, salary, Champions League/Europa League possibilities, language barriers, etc.), I'm just surprised he didn't choose a club with a more friendly roster. At any rate, I hope he flourishes in London and proves my worries to be foolish.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #155
Monday August 18, 2014 10:48pm

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Not really, Walker and Naughton are both below average fullbacks. All Walker has is pace.

tjknowsall
Post #156
Monday August 18, 2014 11:47pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 436
spurs obviously saw a reason to dish out 3.5 million which is a decent amount for a basically unproven raw outside back. they didnt pay the mls that to have him sit in the resreves... he will see the field

Jzaval01
Post #157
Monday August 18, 2014 11:48pm

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I think from what i read in spurs posts. Spurs fan already rate Yedlin above Naughton and frankly its no where near a stretch. Yedlin is younger faster and has more potential. Not to mention this weeks red card just hurts him more. Now Kyle Walker is the starter but he is always injured and something goes on there but he is no world beater. Obviously the only negative for fans and staff is that he comes from MLS and in their mind its bad. Yedlin yet has showed he can play with the big boys.
Funny thing from spurs fan that they states is how many of their current can hang with Hazard the way Yedlin did.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #158
Tuesday August 19, 2014 1:50pm

Joined Nov 2012
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He seems to be a big game defender...he can always get up and down the pitch but his defending has been suspect in the past. This last MLS game was no exception. I didn't watch a lot of the end but what I saw of the first half was Yedlin getting juked and generally pestered by the RSL attack on his side almost exclusively.

How great would it be if Cameron was also going to Tottenham? Form that partnership and have some of Geoff's positional awareness and decision making skills rub off on him.

This one's a bit far-fetched, but what's the RB situation like at Hannover? No one knows the attacking RB role better than Dolo...

Speed Elf
El Paso
Post #159
Tuesday August 19, 2014 5:18pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 333
Original post from tjknowsall

spurs obviously saw a reason to dish out 3.5 million which is a decent amount for a basically unproven raw outside back. they didnt pay the mls that to have him sit in the resreves... he will see the field


http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2013/1/31/3938...

So did Stoke in their pursuit of Shea. Very similar circumstances here also as Yedlin will have to fight to get a work permit. IMO he should have looked harder at Dutch Eredivise, developed better technique, then tried to move on after two years there.

Look at what Rubio Rubin says about his decision to go to FC Utrecht.
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/08...
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recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #160
Tuesday August 19, 2014 5:44pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from Speed Elf

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2013/1/31/3938...

So did Stoke in their pursuit of Shea. Very similar circumstances here also as Yedlin will have to fight to get a work permit. IMO he should have looked harder at Dutch Eredivise, developed better technique, then tried to move on after two years there.

Look at what Rubio Rubin says about his decision to go to FC Utrecht.
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/08...


The difference there is that Tony Pulis rated Shea highly and he made an appearance or two when health allowed, but that summer he got sacked and Hughes came in, who obviously has no interest in Brek.

Rey Regicide
Post #161
Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:47pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
holy cow, I thought Naughton was older than Walker, he definitely didn't impress more than Kyle upon watching him, Yedlin in my opinion should be able to steal a spot as a 2nd stringer at the very least. Totally favorable when you factor in that he's only 21 and can be viewed as someone with potential. Spuds know Naughton and Walker aren't goign to improve, or have a Bale career arc.

W/ regards to shea, Arnautovic is a boss and walters is a well respected midfielder on the flank, it was def less favorable for him.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #162
Tuesday August 19, 2014 8:02pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Walters may be well respected, but he's no wide player...he needs to be up at the top of the midfield diamond not out wide where he's virtually invisible.

I was in the camp that held firm to the belief that Walters is/was shyte, but now I think he's just being played out of position.

Know Nothing
Post #163
Tuesday August 19, 2014 9:57pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,892
Hughes will always like the hustle and bustle types who are always running. Add to that the fact Bardsley is from the Man Untd academy and it was only a matter of time for Cameron. He should find a better situation for himself and MLS would be the last option.

Stamey10
Post #164
Wednesday August 20, 2014 3:29pm

Joined Apr 2014
Total Posts: 9
Original post from tjknowsall

spurs obviously saw a reason to dish out 3.5 million which is a decent amount for a basically unproven raw outside back. they didnt pay the mls that to have him sit in the resreves... he will see the field


That's only a little over 2 million pounds (~ £2.1), which is a fairly small investment from Spurs. That fee is similar to Villa's Aly Cissokho (~ £2 million), Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat (~ £5 million) and Palace's Martin Kelly (~ £1.5 million). Not to say that's 'chump-change,' but it's certainly on the lower side of the spectrum.

Yedlin has the potential to surpass both Naughton and Walker, but both Naughton and Walker are young enough to still improve. Walker's durability and defending are suspect, but he still played 26 league games last season, and Yedlin's one-on-one defending isn't perfect, either. It seems like a low-risk, high-reward move to me by Spurs.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #165
Thursday October 16, 2014 6:46pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,428
Due to Kyle Walker's ongoing battle with injuries, Poechettino is looking to get Yedlin to come to Spurs in January.

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