The Moura the Merrier? A Quick Look

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Dom Le Roy

Just how good is Lucas Moura?

According to WhoScored.com, he is strong in all areas other than finishing, and only one player has completed more dribbles than Moura (264) in the last four Ligue 1 campaigns.

Let’s have a look at this ‘weakness. He has had just five appearances this season all as a substitute. Nonetheless, he has managed over a goal per game and an assist per game. Last season he played 37 league games, with a goal per two games and an assist every five games. The previous season he scored a goal every three games and provided an assist every six games, from a total of 36 league games.

This tells me a number of things. First he is consistent. For a midfielder a goal per three games and an assist per five is very good. It is far better than some players in similar positions at Spurs currently considered as first team picks. Second, he is improving year on year. Third, if a goal every one to two games from a midfielder is considered a weakness, then I would be delighted to have a few such weak players, especially with the other strong attributes that he brings.

At the time of writing I do not know if this transfer has been completed or what else will be decided. I would love to have Iheanacho at the club.

 

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Brian has been a Spurs supporter from around 1960, so was there for the double, the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963. He admits to having cried when Spurs lost to Benfica in the 1962 European Cup Semi-final and to times when he could weep when watching Spurs for the past few years (but for very different reasons). Brian has been lucky enough to see greats such as Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne. During the 60s, 70s and 80s Spurs won at least one domestic trophy and one European trophy each decade (with those wonderful all white strip floodlit games). It has taken Brian more than 20 years to realise that may take a while to come back, but hope lives on.

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