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Emmanuel Adebayor - Tottenham Hotspur News

At the final whistle on Saturday the first, and for a long time the only Spurs player to make his way towards the away end to thank the travelling fans was Emmanuel Adebayor. (There’s a sentence I never expected to write.) Ben Foster stopped him to ask for his shirt and he obliged apparently without asking for the keeper’s in response, despite the cold.

As the two goal man walked towards us with raised (and probably still gloved) hands applauding he was greeted in kind by everyone grateful for his part in our first come from behind victory of the season. The applause wavered though. Not everyone is accepting of Adebayor, I was going to say ‘yet’ but there will be those whose stance dictates that they can never embrace an ex-Gooner who scored against us so many times. When it became clear that it was only he, for the moment, who had broken away from the handshakes and low fives going on in the middle and that he had thus become the sole focus of our attention you could see people stop or hesitate with their appreciation.

Scott Parker’s arrival alongside Adebayor on the edge of the centre circle was greeted with the unoriginal but apparently appreciated by him ‘super Scotty Parker’ song. No tunes have been sung lauding the big man from Togo, but he’s played a huge part in this run of ours and if he continues to play like he did at the Hawthorns then it may be that it is only a matter of time.

By MF

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  1. The man has already won me over but part of me is holding back till he is a true Cockerel signed by Levey and delivered too our fans .We should shout Ady Ady give us a wave and also get him a song the best of it he is not in top form yet and if Harry plays him and Defoe for a few weeks he will hit top form i believe.

    • Defoe is not over rated,he had 1 bad season cus of a bad injury and he’s back to his very best where he’s scored about the same amount of goals as adebayor with far less playing time.

  2. I couldn't agree more Davspurs. I honestly feel that Defoe and Adebayor are to be our best pairing up front. 2 reasons being that Defoe is in the form of life at the moment and in my opinion VDV spends too much time congesting play near our half way line. Just my opinon of course and there is no doubting that VDV is an exceptional footballer.

    • 'VDV spends too much time congesting play near our half way line. '

      Er… yes, then we keep the ball, control games , play wonderful flowing football with triangles all across the midfield…. and more often than not he ghosts into the box and either scores or creates a goal!

      His stats speak for themselves and he does it home and away and against the big teams as well as the little ones.

      Love JD, but Rafa's just pure class.

      COYS!

    • 'VDV spends too much time congesting play near our half way line. '

      Er… yes, then we keep the ball, control games , play wonderful flowing football with triangles all across the midfield…. and more often than not he ghosts into the box and either scores or creates a goal!

      His stats speak for themselves and he does it home and away and against the big teams as well as the little ones.

      Love JD, but Rafa's just pure class.

  3. Having a conversion rate of more than 2 from 9 shots on target, let alone all the off-target ones, would help his cause.

    That said, he's here, scoring goals, making them and working hard so he deserves our full support. And if he develops a more clinical touch in front of goal, not only will he start to catch RvP in the goalscoring chart but he'll win over even the most reluctant of supporters.

  4. He is real class and the supporters should realise he is the 'right man at the right time' and give him their wholehearted support. He really worked his socks off Saturday.

  5. I think Adebayor should be applauded for being brave enough to make that step and play for us. The scenario is nothing like our best the same a judas he didn’t lie our deceive like judas did so for me give him credit for having the the heart to do it. And if there is anyone upstairs this feel should be tied up in january.

  6. It seemed to me that Ade has a much higher work rate than Defoe. Also, Defoe only looks good when the games open up at the end. He does look very good at that time. However, he offered little the first 65 or so minutes. That is why Defoe is best used as a late game sub. He is one of the best in that role. As a regular starter he is much more average.

  7. I would vouch for JD to partner ADE in the next few games. The prime reason is to mould them into a combination in the same way that VDV & ADE developed a partnership. In a similar way we need look at the other midfield areas to create new partnership skills.We can ill afford to slot in players who have not played together before in the event of injuries or other unforseen circumstances.

  8. Adebayor is awesome for us,the way he holds the ball up and plays in other player’s is only something Pavlywanko wishes he cud do.yes he is scoring but they’ve been scruffy goals and he’s missed some real sitters,he shud av got 5 against villa and 4 past brom,but I think Wat he does for the team in keeping the ball and puttin players in is more important than scoring a goal a game and doin nothin else,so if he starts scoring the sitters he been missing he will be AMAZING for us and I can’t think of another striker at the moment that can both play up front on his own and in a pair to the same high quality level so we need to make sure we get him permanent.if we av to alter our wage structure to do so then do it cus modric and bale both need putting on wages that match their price tags or they will be gone and the best team we probably have ever had will start falling apart.

  9. Last year we farted around in the opposition box usually losing possesion before even getting in a shot, and if we won it was often by only one goal. in this game (Wesbrom) I think that we had over 20 shots. The constant bombardment alone should give us phychological advantage apart from the number of goals we are getting now. a much better more direct game now. Ade must be bgiven the credit for this

  10. Ade has been great for us. An addition that was needed. And once he scores a few more then people will applaud him more. The thing that annoys me is his urge to play for a better team. There still seems to be quotes every now and again from him that he will move on if we don’t offer his £170,000 wages. We won’t pay those wages and man city are to blame for inflating these players egos by giving them funny money every week. And players like Adam Johnson and James Milner need to have a look at themselves for signing new contracts and sitting on benches. At least ade moved on to play football. If we don’t sign him for his demand in wages then he can do one. There are better strikers in the world for less weekly packages.

  11. He's a Man City player still – until he takes a 50% pay-cut to come to us it's hard to fall in love with the guy. He's just what we needed and is still what we need

  12. we should sing that old Hermans hermits song
    Come on without
    come on within
    you ain't see nothing
    like the african queen
    or we could sing
    Ade ho Ade hey ade ho-ho
    ade adey hi ho
    to that old beatles song obla di

  13. Hes quality but not top quality an not worth £170k pw. If RVP played for us he would have double the tally he has now with amount of chances we create. Goalscoring legends Lineker & Shearer said on MOTD they'd love to be No.9 in this side. (And I know Lineker was once!). Ok he's working harder than Defoe and Pav ever did (shame) but he needs to be consistent aka Parker, Walker and King. Once we go 2nd after beating Everton the egos in City's team will ensure a dodgy patch so a free scoring striker will be paramount in our pursuit to be champions.

    • Worrying how many sitters he’s missed with his head aswell as feet.yes he’s scoring goals but the amount of chances needed is of slight concern and the goals he has got have generally been scruffy,but I’m more impressed with his hold up play and assists.If he can start putting the gimmes away we will be in business.

      Pav always needed 6/7chances to get a goal but hasn’t got the other talents Ade possess which is why Pav can go bye bye and hopefully Ade will realize that he shud neva av been on no 170k and look at it as he got a bloody good brucie for a few yrs and take 100k and be grateful of the good luck he had that he was 1 of the few players to benefit from man citys do whatever it takes attitude to buy a title.

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