Originally Posted by M2
Dempsey's not an out-and-out striker. He scores goals, but his job is to grease the wheels of the overall attack. He hits you from different angles, finds soft spots, plays a good final ball, makes the pass that sets up the final ball. Players like Dempsey actually make more happen than most nominal goalscorers. Dempsey's an important attacking player on a very good Spurs team. He is one of the better players in the league, not elite, but awfully good.
And even great finishers miss most of their chances. RVP's been on a tear for a year-plus, but prior to that he was prone to disappearing on the field and missing sitters. Scoring is tough.
In the game on Sun I thought Bale did exactly what you described Dempsey doing. He was actually the most impressive player on the pitch for a long part of the game.
I guess my comment on Dempsey was based more upon the Man U game. It seemed like he had many opportunities to score but was unable to do so. Part of it is being in the right place and then the other part is putting the ball in the back of the net.
You said Tottenham is a very good club, where do they rank in regards to the other EPL teams? Below Man U and City? Below Chelsey and Arsenol?