Saturday, 14 November 2009
Is Tottenham's Huddlestone the real deal?
Brazil are possibly going to give a debut to their Hulk in today's game and there is every possibility that we will see Tottenham's hulk making his bow for England at the same time. My question is, how good is this guy?
Tottenham fans themselves seem to be divided on him in the same way as we are split on Noble. Some maintain that he is the dog's bollocks and just needs to be given the top dog role to blossom; others reserve judgement, feeling that Huddlestone is too slow and too lazy to make it at the highest level.
He certainly is a physical presence on the pitch and should enhance the team's options at set pieces, both defensively and offensively. And like Carrick, he can pick a pass. The trouble is, does he make the most of his strength and power or is he a bit like Nikolay Valuev, cumbersome and punching below his weight?
This isn't an anti Tottenham article, I am genuinely undecided. When there were rumours that Tottenham might let him go, I was keen for West Ham to buy him and, despite his club, I would love to see Huddlestone come through as a giant in the England midfield. Beckham can't go on for ever and we need somebody who can spot and deliver a forty yard pass.
So, what are people's views on the guy? The question is open to Tottenham and West Ham fans alike!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:30