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View Master Coin's Profile Master Coin Flag 10 Jun 19 8.21am Send a Private Message to Master Coin Add Master Coin as a friend

Originally posted by Gary St.Andrews

No one would get 10 chances per game, even if you played for Man City. Have a look at some footage of him when he was at Villa, you would not believe it was the same player...

Edited by Gary St.Andrews (09 Jun 2019 8.07pm)

His goals at Villa are like 18 headers, 2 tap ins and one screamer per season. The headers are non existent because we barely cross a ball (due to Andros only operating from the right and cutting back onto his left). The tap ins and screamers are now non-existent because his confidence is zero without the headers to prop him up.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 10 Jun 19 7.29pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

The points regarding the crossing and early balls are fair but he missed twenty from twenty three good chances in 2017-18 including the infamous penalty which has ultimately led to his head being shot to bits and him getting the yips.

His general hold up play and work rate were never good and have deteriorated with his confidence which doesn't leave much of a player really.


 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 11 Jun 19 3.52am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

How can anyone defend Benteke after his last 2 seasons here?
He goes perfectly in our class of flop-expensive strikers - like Akinbuyi, Gabbiadini, Ferguson (ex Charlton). The sooner we get rid of the better. Man Utd is offering a substantial amount to their Spanish goalkeeper to join Paris SG now - maybe same approach to the big Belgian?
Can never see him ever come good in a Palace shirt again! Just for Steve P & board to cut the losses, learn from experience and move on....

 

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Originally posted by thai-eagle

How can anyone defend Benteke after his last 2 seasons here?
He goes perfectly in our class of flop-expensive strikers - like Akinbuyi, Gabbiadini, Ferguson (ex Charlton). The sooner we get rid of the better. Man Utd is offering a substantial amount to their Spanish goalkeeper to join Paris SG now - maybe same approach to the big Belgian?
Can never see him ever come good in a Palace shirt again! Just for Steve P & board to cut the losses, learn from experience and move on....

Can’t see him come good in any shirt. Sadly, £120ik per week proved too big a reward.

Edited by dreamwaverider (11 Jun 2019 4.10am)

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 11 Jun 19 10.38am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

There is no point in persevering.
either we don't suit him or he is plain crap - I am not sure which - but whichever it is he needs to go whatever the cost!
We need to move on because another season with him playing 30 odd games and scoring 2/3 goals is just unacceptable.

 

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