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Old 12-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #3067
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Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Originally Posted by Nick Young
Looks like you never watch him play, he scores goals at a high rate but primarily he hugs the touchline and sends in perfect cross after perfect cross.

It's better that he is a threat cutting inside because it means defenders can't just guard against him sticking to the touchline.

Just because he scores alot it doesn't mean he's a "one dimensional false 9"

A false winger not a false nine, extremely different things.

And that's how he played up until this season indeed. Right next to the sideline, while still the occasional threat of cutting in. Tons of crosses for Adebayor to mop up. This season he has changed that, probably because Tottenham doesn't have a target striker anymore. But it's bad, he needs to develop in the other direction.
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