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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 16 Jan 20 3.03am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by TimT

I really hope that Cenk Tosun does well in Crystal Palace. However, I'd like to say that sitting mostly on the bench at Everton for so long didn't help him out either.

Guys, I don't want to burst your bubble; but, generally, CTosun does not have speed so playing as a lone striker is not his strongest suit. I have watched him in the most recent Euro games with Turkey, he's even become slower.

On the other hand, Cenk Tosun does better when paired with another striker. He is good aerially so crosses will help him. He's physically strong, he can press. He's good technique for a striker so he can hold the ball on his feet. He can pass and shoot well from the distance. He is a good finisher; definitely, better than DCL. But the pace of game in the EPL makes him look worse than what he is capable of.

Btw, he didn't speak negatively about Crystal Palace. At the time, Besiktas FC was the champions in the Turkish Super League; and also, the club competed in the European Champions League. He wanted to be part of that success. Besiktas barely missed the knock-out stage while the team played well and did not lose any of the matches in group phase. They went on to compete Europa League, and they barely missed the semifinal. Besiktas played the best football in Turkey and he was the top scorer in the Turkish Super League. For the first time, he was getting regular playing time and he was a starter at Besiktas. His performance in Europe and Turkish Super League for a year and a half were his best years throughout his career. It was all hard work.


Yes, he received calls from the Turkey national team many times before and he also played many times for them but he's been generally a backup striker. Prior to Besiktas, CTosun was ignored when he played for a mediocre team where he was the star and scored the most number of goals for his team but he was never a prolific striker except during those eighteen months. He is industrious, and works hard. He doesn't give up easily. Not many players continue to have a successful career after moving from a mediocre team to one of the big-three (Istanbul) clubs in Turkey. Money, fame, city life destroy their career but CTosun has a good upbringing with strong values. He's German discipline.

You'll see him running a lot on the pitch, pressing, creating space, getting the center backs off of their positions. That's what he also does; in Turkish national team; and then, if he scores through a cross with a header or tap-in, or shoot from the edge of the box occasionally, it's even better. good luck to Cenk Tosun in his new destination.

Would rather give Wickham a decent opportunity.
Ah well.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Online Flag Hong Kong 16 Jan 20 11.43pm Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Exactly

The HF have some links with a club in Athens so may be linked to that, in any case, stupid thing to do

Originally posted by EddieMac

Greece and Turkey are not the best of friends. So the Greek flag was not mistakenly held up as the Turkish flag it was held up to provoke.

 


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 Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 17 Jan 20 12.08am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Exactly

The HF have some links with a club in Athens so may be linked to that, in any case, stupid thing to do

I take it they’ll be holding up anti EU banners as well then? Thought not.

 


COYP

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 17 Jan 20 2.09am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

TBH I am not bothered with the lack of speed nor the fact he is not used to being a lone striker.

We don't really rely on a lone striker winning balls and holding up play anymore, neither do we have the midfield to be forever playing him in behind the defence.

In fact, we lack any real attacking strategy altogether beyond play it around slowly then 'give it to Wilf'.

As long as he gets himself in goalscoring positions, unlike a certain Belgian who will go unnamed, puts in a shift and gets on the end of a few crosses he should do fine.

Thanks for the post however I thought it was interesting.

Maybe someone could enlighten me........what is our attacking strategy,

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Online Flag Hong Kong 17 Jan 20 7.05am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Anti EU banners? What has that got to do with anything?

The Greek flag was likely a deliberate attempt to wind up our new signing on his debut by an idiot

OR

It was an idiot who thinks he is Greek

Which is more likely? Note theme is idiot

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

I take it they’ll be holding up anti EU banners as well then? Thought not.

 


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 Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 17 Jan 20 8.35am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Maybe someone could enlighten me........what is our attacking strategy,

Over the course of the match defend for 85 minutes and attack for 5 minutes via the left wing. Cross the ball and hope our centre forward is not still defending the opposition’s previous attack.

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 17 Jan 20 8.47am Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

cross the ball !!!!

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 17 Jan 20 8.55am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Fatherken

cross the ball !!!!

Well..... along the ground anyway

 

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View Aray's Profile Aray Flag South London 18 Jan 20 10.46pm Send a Private Message to Aray Add Aray as a friend

I believe in miracles- Tosun...

Sung to the melody of the Jackson Sisters classic.

And no I’ve not been drinking but a Palace forward scored from a corner today.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 19 Jan 20 12.07am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Tosuns an eagle. What a header.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 19 Jan 20 7.05am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

It isn't a deal that floats my boat but he is now a Palace player so I will support him and I hope he does wonders for us.
I can't be there tomorrow sadly but it would be good to hear he scored a hat trick on his debut!

Quoting myself - he put in a real shift, scored with a great header, superb first time volley in the second half and held the ball up well.
There is a long way to go but a heck of a start!
Humble pie going down nicely.

Edited by The Dolphin (20 Jan 2020 2.43pm)

 

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View AppleSource's Profile AppleSource Flag Tel Aviv 19 Jan 20 7.52am Send a Private Message to AppleSource Add AppleSource as a friend

Did Tosun's performance yesterday remind anyone else of Murray. He played exactly like a prime Murray, winning fouls, aerial flick-ons, astute touches, going down with ease to alleviate the pressure.

I can see exactly why Dougie was so insistent to bring him here, he's a smart footballer, with good finishing ability and he compensates for our lack of possession with tactical play.

I think we're going to enjoy him for the rest of the season!

 

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