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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 10 Feb 20 10.08am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

I agree 100%. What I hope is he can knick a few goals that someone may think he has turned the corner and we can recoup some of our original "investment" and get rid of his wages.

Perhaps his goal will be the catalyst for further goals this season which are instrumental in preserving our place in the PL and supporters will do a 'Volta face' and hope he is retained for next season amidst chants of "Benteke is back" !


 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 10 Feb 20 10.40am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

He is looking very lean and seems to have recovered his pace, but I'm still no more convinced he has recovered any sort of composure in front of goal. Yes he scored, but to be honest if Pickford had saved it we would probably have complained it was a poor finish. I don't really buy into Collymore's comments as however bad Bentenke has been he always seems to be keen to get back into the starting line-up. Personally I think the problem is that his style even when was in form was fairly laid back, and fans will accept that when you're scoring, but when you're not then you become a big target for abuse. I do think he has worked harder than in the past when given his chance but I'd rather he just started scoring

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 10 Feb 20 2.40pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

From the stats posted on other threads.

We have the lowest amount of crosses out of any team in the league. His strength is his ability to get on the end of crosses.

We also have the lowest number of chances created... which can't help strikers.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 10 Feb 20 2.51pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

He is looking very lean and seems to have recovered his pace, but I'm still no more convinced he has recovered any sort of composure in front of goal. Yes he scored, but to be honest if Pickford had saved it we would probably have complained it was a poor finish. I don't really buy into Collymore's comments as however bad Bentenke has been he always seems to be keen to get back into the starting line-up. Personally I think the problem is that his style even when was in form was fairly laid back, and fans will accept that when you're scoring, but when you're not then you become a big target for abuse. I do think he has worked harder than in the past when given his chance but I'd rather he just started scoring

I agree with you. I have seen a massive improvement in him in his last 2 games but it is that laid back attitude that does him no favours. That silly celebration he does boils my blood. If I had gone so many games without a goal and then got one at Everton I would have celebrated like a mad man. It will be interesting to see if he keeps his place.

 

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View Johng's Profile Johng Flag 12 Feb 20 11.21pm Send a Private Message to Johng Add Johng as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Benteke (my theory) ' by bexleydave

Right, here it is:

Benteke doesn't have a problem with his head/mind. It's his body. When you look at the way he runs and his general physicality, it is very different to when he was banging in goals for Villa. When you see him run these days, it seems as if he's running on his tiptoes, he doesn't look balanced. He's clearly not as flexible in the hamstring or achilles department as he was. Just look at how it used to be (Villa). I reckon the Palace physio dept. Have been remiss in spotting this and have taken their eye off the ball (so to speak). If they focus on sorting this flexibility/balance issue out, then I reckon he could be the man he was.

I now await the backlash.

 

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View Ian-VI's Profile Ian-VI Flag Vicenza 12 Feb 20 11.32pm Send a Private Message to Ian-VI Add Ian-VI as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Benteke (my theory) ' by bexleydave

I don't know if it's his head or body, but I noticed too what you described here.
I've been looking closely him lately, and really I don't understand what happened to him.
It reminds me when coaching young children that still don't have the right coordination, so they do a lot of quick half steps to find the right distance from the foot and the ball. He did it once last match too, and finally did a very bad shot.
It makes me laugh when I read on here that he's not played to his strength, like he was always scoring headers... look at his Villa goals, and you will see it doesn't even look the same man.

 


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This post has been merged from a topic called 'Benteke (my theory) ' by bexleydave

My theory ...

He has Genital Herpes.

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Online Flag Oxford 12 Feb 20 11.53pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Benteke (my theory) ' by bexleydave

Yeah, I'm fairly certain that an injury has basically destroyed his ability to play football. Heard lots of comments that when you watch him in the pre-game warm-ups, he simply doesn't run or strike the ball properly.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 13 Feb 20 2.34pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Johng

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Benteke (my theory) ' by bexleydave

Right, here it is:

Benteke doesn't have a problem with his head/mind. It's his body. When you look at the way he runs and his general physicality, it is very different to when he was banging in goals for Villa. When you see him run these days, it seems as if he's running on his tiptoes, he doesn't look balanced. He's clearly not as flexible in the hamstring or achilles department as he was. Just look at how it used to be (Villa). I reckon the Palace physio dept. Have been remiss in spotting this and have taken their eye off the ball (so to speak). If they focus on sorting this flexibility/balance issue out, then I reckon he could be the man he was.

I now await the backlash.

I agree with you that he has changed the way he runs and he looks like someone who is carrying an injury and afraid to go full trottle but I don't agree that the physio department have missed something I think it a mixture of injuries taking their toll and mentally being afriad to get injured gain. When he out sprinted Keane down the wing against everton was the first time iv actually seen him run properly for a long time.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 13 Feb 20 2.38pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

I agree with you that he has changed the way he runs and he looks like someone who is carrying an injury and afraid to go full trottle but I don't agree that the physio department have missed something I think it a mixture of injuries taking their toll and mentally being afriad to get injured gain. When he out sprinted Keane down the wing against everton was the first time iv actually seen him run properly for a long time.

Maybe he's just plain lazy Eddie as opposed to injured or worrying about injuries.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 13 Feb 20 2.45pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Maybe he's just plain lazy Eddie as opposed to injured or worrying about injuries.

That's a good possibility.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 13 Feb 20 6.48pm Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Maybe he's just plain lazy Eddie as opposed to injured or worrying about injuries.

I think it is because he does not like leaving his wallet in the dressing room!

 

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