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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 17 Feb 20 2.56pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

He is the second most fouled player (after Jack Grealish)
and also the second most causer of yellow cards against him. Given that he also has at least two, sometimes three
defenders on him it's not surprising at his drop in form.

He needs more help from Ayew and Van Arnholt but both are too busy doing defensive duties (in the case of PVA, not very well) Such is the Hodgson doctrine. Put him in a more skilful and adventurous team and he will shine.

I'd love to see him paired with Grealish, it would frighten the life out of most defensive cloggers.

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag 17 Feb 20 2.56pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

he's form and attitude this season has been indifferent at best. Gives the ball away in poor areas (1st goal v Everton)and at times struggles to beat man for pace (Coleman kept up with him last week and same v Southamption, despite no recognised right back).

Where will he go - Arsenal don't need him, Chelsea have just bought a winger and Everton have said there will not be any future deal.

As each week passes i can see other big clubs not fancying him, partly as he's wages are already very high.

I would take £50m in the summer - and agree we will never get more for him than AWB.

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 17 Feb 20 3.10pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by Uphill

He is the second most fouled player (after Jack Grealish)
and also the second most causer of yellow cards against him. Given that he also has at least two, sometimes three
defenders on him it's not surprising at his drop in form.

He needs more help from Ayew and Van Arnholt but both are too busy doing defensive duties (in the case of PVA, not very well) Such is the Hodgson doctrine. Put him in a more skilful and adventurous team and he will shine.

I'd love to see him paired with Grealish, it would frighten the life out of most defensive cloggers.

Watched Grealish yesterday and he looked good. However Villa attacked in numbers which caused Spurs defenders problems meaning Grealish was harder to defend against. Zaha gets the ball and is lucky if we get one man in the box to pass to as the others are all defending. Therefore he is heavily marked and we donít score. Villa on the other hand scored twice but because they defend badly let in 3. Grealish would have the same problem as Zaha in our team :-(

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 17 Feb 20 4.51pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

One of the main issues is teams know how to set up against us. We e o attacking option. When we had Bolasie there was someone else they needed to worry about (albeit a little unpredictable). We need pace on both flanks. Andros is many things but he is no flyer and Jordan isn't a natural wide player.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 17 Feb 20 5.00pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

One of the main issues is teams know how to set up against us. We e o attacking option. When we had Bolasie there was someone else they needed to worry about (albeit a little unpredictable). We need pace on both flanks. Andros is many things but he is no flyer and Jordan isn't a natural wide player.

This is the reason I wish we'd have gone in for Saint-Maximim during the summer. Imagine those two flying down each wing. Yes we wouldn't have any end product (not much difference to now) but boy would it have been a lot more entertaining.

Edited by samprior (17 Feb 2020 5.05pm)

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 17 Feb 20 5.13pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by samprior

This is the reason I wish we'd have gone in for Saint-Maximim during the summer. Imagine those two flying down each wing. Yes we wouldn't have any end product (not much difference to now) but boy would it have been a lot more entertaining.

Edited by samprior (17 Feb 2020 5.05pm)

Newcastle signed him for £16.5 Million.

Has blistering pace and a trick,runs with the ball and gets his team up the pitch but he is hit and miss and is not the best finisher.
Critics in France believe that a lack of end product has stopped his progression.
Might give Ward a really tough time on Saturday.

Edited by Willo (17 Feb 2020 5.17pm)

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 17 Feb 20 6.52pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

One of the main issues is teams know how to set up against us. We e o attacking option. When we had Bolasie there was someone else they needed to worry about (albeit a little unpredictable). We need pace on both flanks. Andros is many things but he is no flyer and Jordan isn't a natural wide player.

This is a huge part of the problem. I'm hoping things will improve with Andros back but having him as our only other wide option is f***ing criminal.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 18 Feb 20 7.13am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by Bangell

This is a huge part of the problem. I'm hoping things will improve with Andros back but having him as our only other wide option is f***ing criminal.

Yes, this. I also agree with the poster about Saint-Maxim who it could be argued has not been helped by having Joe-no-goal-inton as his target in the box. Those complaining about PvA, it is is worth noting that he is one of our only really quick players in the team and for all of his flaws he offers more goal threat than most of our midfield.

Imagine if we'd signed a quick right-back and a backup for Andros; we might be on the edges of Europe. C'est la vie.

 

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View briandavis's Profile briandavis Flag Udon Thani 01 Mar 20 12.25am Send a Private Message to briandavis Add briandavis as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Wilf Please!' by bexleydave

Love you mate, but have to say your seemingly endless efforts to pick a fight with somebody and letting yourself get easily 'wound up' is getting frustrating and ridiculous. It's affecting your game. Yes, we're all aware that you're regularly targeted with fouls and the reason? - well you really are too good for them. And then we have crude Watford, next week's visitors! BUT yesterday, you appealed for maybe half a dozen fouls against you, when you actually committed them! Come on. You make life more difficult for yourself, inviting the opposition fans to get at you even more and strain the referee's patience. Concentrate on your game, use your skills, don't whine at everything - that's your best answer. This really is meant to be constructive!

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Mar 20 12.40am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Wilf Please!' by bexleydave

Some of the fouls he makes are because heís been out muscled to begin with. Not all but some.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (01 Mar 2020 1.02am)

 


COYP

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 01 Mar 20 12.42am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

This post has been merged from a topic called 'Wilf Please!' by bexleydave

As Wilf gets older his balance gets steadily worse

 


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 JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 01 Mar 20 10.42am Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

People may recall an incident in the England v Australia rugby World Cup match. The England prop, Sinckler, traditionally combustible, was having a ding-dong with his opposite number at a scrum and predictably gave away a penalty - upon which his opponent put himself right in Sinckler's face, wearing an enormous, ugly, mocking grin. To general astonishment, Sinckler, rather than confronting him, just walked away. Someone - perhaps the England coach - said afterwards that it marked a milestone in the player's development. Since then he has been a star for England.

The point of this ramble? Sit Wilf down and make him watch it. After all, anything's worth trying.

 

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