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View VinceHilaire's Profile VinceHilaire Flag London 23 Feb 20 9.42am Send a Private Message to VinceHilaire Add VinceHilaire as a friend

Would it be completely unreasonable to play Tosun and Benteke together as a front 2? Would they compliment each other? With Zaha and Ayew on the wings?? Just a thought..

Originally posted by doombear

The rest of the team seemed to have more confidence in him yesterday. He was played into the game more and made a nuisance of himself. Still some way to go to redemption but the applause when he came off seemed genuinely for him rather than relief at his being substituted
Let's not forget he is desperate to make the Belgium 2020 squad so he will undoubtedly be trying harder during the rest of the season.
The question, however, is how much pitch time he'll be given now that Tosun is back. I assume Roy etc will want to get a good look at Tosun in live games before the end of the season. It will be interesting to see.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 23 Feb 20 10.10am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by VinceHilaire

Would it be completely unreasonable to play Tosun and Benteke together as a front 2? Would they compliment each other? With Zaha and Ayew on the wings?? Just a thought..

Only when chasing a game with nothing to lose, but wed still keep it tight. Tbh Id prefer Wilf and Townsend on the wings with Tosun and Ayew up front.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 23 Feb 20 10.14am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Only when chasing a game with nothing to lose, but wed still keep it tight. Tbh Id prefer Wilf and Townsend on the wings with Tosun and Ayew up front.

I'd like that too but not sure Roy will be so adventurous hence my suggestion on the new forward line thread

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 23 Feb 20 10.34am Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

It's extraordinary how low expectations of Benteke have fallen, so that any performance which can't be described as 90 minutes of complete s***e gets praised.

He's beyond help, get him out of the team so that someone decent can play.

 

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View babylonjohn's Profile babylonjohn Flag camberwell 23 Feb 20 11.27am Send a Private Message to babylonjohn Add babylonjohn as a friend

I used to have a theory that if you keep kicking a ball at a lampost (Benteke) which is standing next to a bin (the goal) then eventually by the law of averages the ball will bounce into the bin. After yesterdays miss Im not so sure anymore.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 23 Feb 20 11.38am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

I could get behind this view

Originally posted by Bangell

It's extraordinary how low expectations of Benteke have fallen, so that any performance which can't be described as 90 minutes of complete s***e gets praised.

He's beyond help, get him out of the team so that someone decent can play.

 


Let's see SP and the board trying to line up for a piss in the AW toilets at half time before peddling the new stand. We're the Arthur over here and the facilities are a disgrace

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 23 Feb 20 11.46am Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

Originally posted by babylonjohn

I used to have a theory that if you keep kicking a ball at a lampost (Benteke) which is standing next to a bin (the goal) then eventually by the law of averages the ball will bounce into the bin. After yesterdays miss Im not so sure anymore.

The miss, and his agonised expression of disbelief is actually quite amusing when viewed in hindsight. We should all be grateful that he managed to make the run that got him into that area

 

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View peterg's Profile peterg Flag Anerley 23 Feb 20 12.34pm Send a Private Message to peterg Add peterg as a friend

I am beginning to think he's not very bright. After we scored in the first half we were pressing Newcastle again and won a throw near the corner flag. We were in added time and Tekkers had the chance to take the throw quickly. Instead he left the ball lying on the ground for another Palace player to retrieve and take the throw, so the chance to press Newcastle again after they had just conceded was gone.

 


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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 23 Feb 20 12.40pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Only when chasing a game with nothing to lose, but wed still keep it tight. Tbh Id prefer Wilf and Townsend on the wings with Tosun and Ayew up front.

This is exactly the set up I would like to see us play but requires either a 4-4-2 or for Ayew to play as a central attacking midfielder. I think Townsend on the wing gives us more balance but you cant leave Ayew out the way he is playing. Hed have to think of himself as a number 10 with defensive duties.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 23 Feb 20 1.15pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by grumpymort


Wow what a load of rubbish

Confidence is a mental thing you can see clearly he is lacking some.

So you are trying to compare a player who was at Villa 2012-2015 to now that is dumb the guy is 29 now and the game has changed plus he has had multi injuries

To compare him fairly do it the seasons at Palace he did well and you will see it's because of the system and poor service he had a spell like this before Big Sam comes in he starts scoring again.

He would of had to change his aspects due to system change it's simple if you have a manager that wants striker to run around closing people down and also coming back to defend that requires physically different demands to a guy that can hand around the half way line and do quick attacking bursts.

The system is the fault the guy has scored 3 in 3 for Belgium.

Just look at the lack of scoring from the whole squad so it's not just Benteke Roy needs to stop being a stubborn old man and bring in some coaches that know about attacking he doesn't have a clue.

We have plenty of talented players we shouldn't be playing this dull football every week you save that against better teams.

Edited by grumpymort (13 Feb 2020 7.09pm)

Was it the systems fault that stopped Benteke heading the ball into an open goal just begging for the ball when instead the ball hit his head and bounced wide?

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 23 Feb 20 1.34pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

He did win the header that went to Ayew who then got fouled which led to PVAs free kick. So you could argue he contributed to the defining moment of the game (tenuous link I grant you)

Edited by Bexley Eagle (24 Feb 2020 1.12pm)

 

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View Davepalace707's Profile Davepalace707 Flag York 24 Feb 20 1.03pm Send a Private Message to Davepalace707 Add Davepalace707 as a friend

The campaign to stop kids heading footballs could use Benteke as a role model

 

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