Hi Yasir, thanks for your question. I didn't realise until I rewatched some of the highlights of Spurs vs. QPR how many passes there were in the third goal. That whole passage of play emphasised what Spurs are capable of when they show the right balance between patience on the ball, and upping the speed at the right time (as they tried a few times in that move before Lamela's run eventually opened QPR up). It'll be a big test to see if they can impose themselves like that against Liverpool.
There were a lot of fine individual performances yesterday. I was pleased for Chadli and Lamela getting to put on such a good showcase in front of their home fans. Dier definitely looks promising and Rose did all that was asked of him, and then some in the case of his excellent assist for Adebayor's goal. I was also very impressed by what Vertonghen offered, something I plan on talking about in an article posting on Tuesday.
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Yeah, but this team still has a bunch of kinks to work out before we start thinking about anything big.
Carvajal and Coentrao provide a beautiful balance. But I don't judge after one game, so let's see what they will do at the Anoeta. Vela and Griezmann should be a very stern test.
Dortmund are significantly weaker than last season, and we have vastly improved. But even under those circumstances, we have a hard test in front of us. Plus, we have Sociedad in between those games (in the span of 6 days!). It will be an entertaining tie, though.
Hey Yasir, sorry about the late response. The D'Qwell Jackson contract isn't horrible, but he's been slowing down lately. I'm unsure how much of an impact he'll have. I love the Nicks pick-up, great price with huge upside and veteran reliability.
I did! The team wasn't as awful as I'd thought they would be. They actually showed spirit and could've used a better finisher than Chadli who was awful on the night. I enjoyed watching Townsend. He played like a man with purpose, out to prove everyone wrong. Chadli was awful. Sherwood has to stop starting Bentaleb. The kid is a space filler. The best he can do is not mess up, it's a plain plain tactical move. Capoue is strong and imposes himself. He can also pick the odd long pass. Either way, I don't think Sherwood will get the sack this summer even though everyone expects him to.
I definitely think they'll be able to get a safety and offensive line starter in free agency. WR and pass-rusher may be a little more difficult, and they'll likely need to go to the draft for that. Obviously that's a little hard when you only have five picks.
I'd probably say pass rusher is the most important position of the four, but in terms of Colts needs for 2014, a starting safety is a must.
Thanks for the compliment Yasir, I appreciate it. Hope you'll keep reading this offseason!
Hey Yasir, thanks for getting in touch.
I am indeed a FIFA enthusiast, I've spent quite a lot of time writing about the series these last few years. I don't know if you visit IGN, but I used to pen their guides. :)
My main gold team is a simple Bundesliga XI. Nothing fancy aside from Reus, Lewandowski and Gotze, Luiz Gustavo is arguably my most important player at CDM. I'm also using a bronze/gold MLS hybrid in online games, getting a lot of wins from them. Finally, I've got a silver/bronze Premier League hybrid.
I've stopped playing cup/league matches for now, I find you come across a better variety of teams during single online fixtures. It's an addictive game, that's for sure!