My unpopular opinion on Danny Rose – The Spurs loanee who’s been getting a lot of stick

Why unpopular you may ask?

Simply because I believe Danny Rose deserves a more credit than criticism, yet, in truth, it seems that he attracts far more of the latter than the former.

Perhaps because he played a season in that 3rd Division teams’ colours or because he came from Spurs. I don’t know.

All I do is judge a player on the way he plays. I know, sacrilege! For me he’s getting better by the game and is starting to show the consistency and effectiveness that Bruce brought him in for and looks really good at left-back in the “four.”

He’s been solid in our two games back and pushed Saint-Maximin close in my opinion for Man of the Match in the 1-1 draw against Villa on Wednesday night. Remember too he was involved in two clean sheets in a row before the break vs Burnley and Southampton (0-0 and 0-1). So perhaps he deserves a bit more credit than he gets?

But it seems to me that the popular opinion is to slate him and he’s even been fat shamed by fans. That of course came from a photo published after the pre-return friendly with ‘Boro. Believe me though as an amateur photographer, you can always find an image that doesn’t flatter.

For me he actually looks lean now and has played both the 90 minutes in the games so far and just seems to be getting stronger and more influential with each passing minute. Recent reports have suggested Spurs will cash in for £5m as he’s nearly 30 and in last year of his deal with them.

It’s actually his 30th birthday on the 2nd July! But 30 is no age for a defender particularly one with international and big game experience. Right now I’d pay £5m for him – the fee that’s been mooted now he’s in the last year of his deal at Spurs – whether or not the takeover goes through.

If Miggy had been on his game, Rose would have got an assist vs Villa and he defended well throughout which is the first requirement of his job. Plus, his great overlapping run on Sunday (which saw him clock the highest speed in the entire match that day!) was also key to Ritchie’s goal, giving him the space to line up a shot the flew past Henderson to double our lead.

Right now, Rose is for me as important as anyone in the squad. If we’re going to continue to play a “four” then he’s an automatic choice. Ok, I can hear some of you saying he’s the only choice but his ability to play so well at left-back has no doubt allowed Bruce to go to a “four.”

Remember too that he’s been capped 29 times for his country as well as representing GB in the 2012 Olympics. You don’t get to do that unless you’re worthy and therein lies another factor that might just help NUFC out.

It’s a huge game this weekend against Man. City in the Cup and we need players who have been there and done it. Danny Rose is that kind of player and his experience, calmness and knowledge could well help us big style on Sunday.

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8 thoughts on “My unpopular opinion on Danny Rose – The Spurs loanee who’s been getting a lot of stick

  1. let me tell you about danny rose. i love the guy. im a spurs season ticket holder. he always puts in a shift, never bottles a tackle and plays with an edge. yes he is prone to silly mistakes but with rose you are getting an experienced honest grafter.

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  2. I think Danny Rose shows his experience and will do well for us , I’d definately sign him .

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  3. Truthfully?? I read so much absolute drivel written on some of these articles on Blog. Danny Rose is dire, in fact after Joletin, who is the worst player I have ever seen in 60 years watching NUFC, Rose is a very close second. He loses the ball frequently, is soon to be past 30 and already past his sell by date. He’s dumped by Spurs, does that mean OK for us?? Carrol was a revelation on Wednesday compared to Joletin, and makes Joletin look like the donkey he is.

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  4. Did you watch last game gave the ball away at least 6 times over weight and worst player on the pitch and he knows it his head isn’t in football as we can all see 1 run forward in a full 90 mins says it all lucky we didn’t concede coz the left got hammered all game

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  5. Wilf Rees:
    Truthfully?? I read so much absolute drivel written on some of these articles on Blog. Danny Rose is dire, in fact after Joletin, who is the worst player I have ever seen in 60 years watching NUFC, Rose is a very close second. He loses the ball frequently, is soon to be past 30 and already past his sell by date. He’s dumped by Spurs, does that mean OK for us?? Carrol was a revelation on Wednesday compared to Joletin, and makes Joletin look like the donkey he is.

    If you think Rose and Joelinton are the two worst players we’ve ever had over the past 60 years, you clearly never watched Riviere or Xisco!

    I think Rose has been very average since he signed, but he was solid on Wednesday, just like Joelinton was very good last Sunday and deserved his goal.

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  6. Burden:
    Did you watch last game gave the ball away at least 6 times over weight and worst player on the pitch and he knows ithis head isn’t in football as we can all see 1 run forward in a full 90 mins says it all lucky we didn’t concede coz the left got hammered all game

    He was much better vs Villa. One of our better players. Solid defensively and would’ve got an assist if Almiron could’ve sorted his feet out!

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