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“Play him!” These Tottenham fans ask club to play birthday boy who is “Better than Dier”
By Bruce Grove -

Some Tottenham fans want to see Joe Rodon play more often despite watching him play in the loss against Vitesse Arnhem last night.

The club celebrated his 24th birthday on their Twitter account and the post gave a number of fans the chance to ask for more playing time for him.

Some of them even believe that he should be ahead of Eric Dier in the pecking order. Here are some reactions:

The Boy Hotspur says

Rodon may have been on the losing side yesterday, but he wasn’t our worst player on the night.

He would still feel he missed another chance to stake a claim for a first-team spot because of failing to earn a clean sheet in that game.

However, Dier has proven over the years that he is not one of the best defenders at the club.

It is strange that every manager keeps him in the team, even though he is prone to occasional errors and that includes Nuno.

That means Rodon will need to keep impressing in the cup competitions and prepare to take his chance in the league if an opportunity eventually does come.

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

The daily brief must be how 99 percent of fans feel.. And Maureen is hilarious, he tells everyone the truth and no one can handle it.. I’m fully expecting Maureen to rock up at St James park anytime soon with his odes to Sir Bobby.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

Partnerships are built and about blending abilities. Rodon needs a run to fairly assess, but Nuno doesn’t want him by the looks of it.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

I don’t know if Rodon needs a better partner, but he never makes me entirely comfortable when I see him. Doesn’t help that Davies is next to him for Wales and Spurs. He gave the ball away in the first minute last night with and passed a few times in a manner I wouldn’t want to see in my Saturday team.

The HH summary of last night was great. Didn’t expect it to be so sweary, but in hindsight probably needed more!

Last edited 1 month ago by CowSpurs
England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

Still learning his trade but better than Dier , which doesn’t take much, play him .

Sandro
Sandro
1 month ago

From what I have witnessed Rodon’s judgement and technique leave a bit to be desired. Not top 4 quality I’m afraid.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandro

He’s played great for Wales against top teams like Italy. First choice now and he’s stood out for them I’ve seen him gain consistency… He can tackle, head, run and he has a winning attitude. His playmaking and passing needs to improve, which will get better he’s still young and learning.. I would try Rodon instead of Dier for sure.. Unfortunately Dier is deadwood and should be second string or out the door… A problem is the homegrown rule too, we can’t sell Dier, Dele, Winks, Davies without replacing them with homegrown because we’re on the edge there.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Its worth watching the euros Italy verses Wales if anyone missed it.. 1 nil to Italy but Wales went down to 10 men early on.. Rodon was an absolute beast winning everything back there.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Yes I agree, he looks every bit the ideal CB to partner Romero.
Although Dier looks capable a lot of the time TBF, however he suffers from worryingly regular brain farts of which there were 2 on Sunday (giving away the free kick and the own goal of course), that could easily have cost us points if we hadn’t managed to score 3 for the first time this season.
It’s happened too many times now to be trained out of him I think. Play him and lose points over a season, that is the fact.

Spurs47
Spurs47
1 month ago

Love the daily briefing H-exactly how I felt. Couldn’t agree more with every detail .Plain to see the size and sheer scale of the problems at our club and that’s the only positive to take away frankly. Literally on the verge of watching chess which, I’m told can be exciting every now and then.

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