Date: 12th July 2018 at 1:49pm
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It turns out that I don’t have some an agenda against Dele Alli – lots of people agree with me – he is a fraud.

Graham Souness has forgotten more about football that most people know.

“I come back to Lingard and Dele Alli – two players who want to get on the end of things after there has been clever play by somebody else. Lingard had a night to forget against Croatia. They don’t want to get involved in keeping the ball and dominating possession. They want to be involved in scoring the goals and getting on the end of things.”

So in a nutshell, doesn’t join in unless there’s a chance to nip in and pinch a goal.

However this dating appraisal was incredibly mild compared to fans that took to social media to vent.

Overrated, sh*te, worse than Jack Wilshere, incapable of placing a pass, and generally infuriating.

The highlight of Dele’s performance was banking upon the match officials making sure he didn’t get beaten up after squaring up to Ivan Rakitic.

It would be interesting to see what treatment Dele would get in a club that had more breath to it’s playing personnel.

Being ‘the man that keeps Luca Moura on the bench’, is not an accolade to dine out on.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Arthur Jack July 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Another Spurs moaner just emailed this link. Forgot sites like this existed – sad lonely people who have never played footballs, but now sitting in the basement whingeing about ‘their team’. Give it a rest.

    • Harry Hotspur July 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      I have played footballs.

      Have you played footballs?

      We don’t have a basement – it’s a barn conversion.

  • Jeff10 July 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    All this anti Ali talk is nonsense.He is a great talent and we should nurture him. It is true that he is not playing his best at the moment but things will change for the better.

    • Harry Hotspur July 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      What things Jeff?

      Honest enquiry…

  • Eddie56 July 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Yeah, Harry, you’re right: Alli is junk, completely hopeless. We should get rid, the sooner the better.

  • TriniSpurs July 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    The lad has had a poor 12 months its true. That does not detract from his first 2 seasons with Spurs during which he was incredible. It must be some off field / immaturity issues that has distracted him this season and he needs to get his head right again. But to say he is shit, or Jack Shitforsure is a better player, I’m sure you all know better.

  • Ricky smith July 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Dont know why newsnow shows your articles you speak so much shit i suspect your a gooner now either report sensible articles or fuck off because your helping no1 with this bullshit

    • Harry Hotspur July 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Can you please call the police and let them know you were brought here against your will by my beefy minions.

      Thank you.

  • Willie! July 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    First off, Jack Wilshire is sitting at home, a washed up never-was-been, looking forward to a season with relegation fodder pikeys playing in the great London toilet bowl stadium; while Dele just played in the World Cup semis, having scored the winner to reach that stage, after a run in the Champions league seeing him score 2 and assist 4.

    At 22, he’s scored 36 in 100 apperances for Spurs over last two seasons with 25 assists in the same time frame. Knee jerk “sell him” clowns are just that – clowns.

    • Accy July 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      For me, Alli is a goalscorer, and can create for others and that’s why you have play him. You have to deploy him correctly. Bunging him on the pitch in midfield is no good. Asking him to play CM is wrong, and ultimately why he was moved further forward by Poch a couple of years ago.

      • Accy July 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

        I should add he has very poor ball control.

        But when he scores, his timing is impeccable.

  • Gloster1861 July 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Transfermarkt still values Alli at 100 million. As they normally undervalue by a fair margin, I would cash this guy in tomorrow. With that kind of money we could go most of the way to buying two solid first teamer starters like Kovacic and Pulisic who would have a real impact – for 90 minutes per game.

    I’m sorry, but Alli is not improving or maturing. Time to say bye bye.

    • dilly July 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Sorry to disappoint but surely it’s very unlikely that both Kovacic and Pulisic will be joining.

    • Harry Hotspur July 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm


      If he reads this, he might beat you up.

    • Ronan July 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      Not a chance he’s leaving, Glos. Compare the number of game-changing goals and assists he’s got in the PL to those of Kovacic and Pulisic in their leagues. Or to those of Lampard or Gerrard when they were his age.

    • Eddie56 July 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      £100m?!?! Alli’s worth a tenth of that.

  • Gloster1861 July 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I didn’t comment yesterday night as too miserable. Another scenario that was all too obvious. Slender early lead, missed opportunities to secure solid lead, and the inevitable consequence of giving the other team hope. Ultimate hope.

    Excellent article. The author missed another example we’ve all regretted. Buying Sissoko after the Euros. Lord, is it only two seasons, it’s feels like a lifetime of regret. Levy, please read this before any more half arsed purchases.

    P.S. Souness was bang on the money. Lingard and Alli are like twins separated at birth: they both exploit the hard work of others to make them look good.

    Let me also confess that even I noticed that once Sterling went off, Croatia relaxed and pushed their wing backs permanently forward knowing that Alli and Lingard were too lazy or inept or both to make any threat.

    • Gloster1861 July 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      *ultimate defeat.

  • Shushi63 July 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Overrated overpaid and I wish he’d stay over there

  • Ali's-Baba July 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Although our gaffer seems to be able to polish some turds, it also appears the shine can wear off….someone will give us 80m for him….that could be us the “next Dele” perhaps?

    • Ali's-Baba July 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      that could buy us the “next Dele” perhaps?

  • dilly July 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Despite all his faults IMO Alli is a rare talent we must nurture!!

  • Sid Trotter July 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Fisted ….. like Dele