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View foxedup's Profile foxedup Flag 26 Jan 21 8.48am Send a Private Message to foxedup Add foxedup as a friend

He's done very little of note for us in the premier league. With consistent game time, perhaps someone will get something out of him. But every manager has tried him and grown frustrated with him.

Other fans seem to rate him highly on the back of cup games of ours they have seen against lower league opposition, or for the Under 21's, which lets face it is lower league opposition.

For what he'd cost, it's worth a go with him for sure. But don't be shocked if he's bang average for 12 games, does something good in a game and then vanishes again for 12 games.

His end product when compared to someone like Barnes is nigh on non existent.

 

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View foxedup's Profile foxedup Flag 26 Jan 21 8.51am Send a Private Message to foxedup Add foxedup as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I have no reason to say it, but there seems something fishy about Gray. He was an excellent player a year or two ago - England knocking at the door. What happened?
I get a feeling something in his personal life but again, have nothing to back this up.
How does a 50mil,unsellable player suddenly turn into a 2mil Championship guy? He hasn't even been coached by us - then I could perhaps understand.

He got close to England on the back of his under 21 performances and not his Leicester performances. He's not really ever been a regular for us.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 26 Jan 21 8.56am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by foxedup

He's done very little of note for us in the premier league. With consistent game time, perhaps someone will get something out of him. But every manager has tried him and grown frustrated with him.

Other fans seem to rate him highly on the back of cup games of ours they have seen against lower league opposition, or for the Under 21's, which lets face it is lower league opposition.

For what he'd cost, it's worth a go with him for sure. But don't be shocked if he's bang average for 12 games, does something good in a game and then vanishes again for 12 games.

His end product when compared to someone like Barnes is nigh on non existent.

Probably about 2 years ago, someone informed me that his end product needed improvement in terms of his crossing and that he needed to add more consistency to his game.

 

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View foxedup's Profile foxedup Flag 26 Jan 21 9.18am Send a Private Message to foxedup Add foxedup as a friend

Originally posted by Willo
Probably about 2 years ago, someone informed me that his end product needed improvement in terms of his crossing and that he needed to add more consistency to his game.

They were correct, they still are correct. Can't say I've seen an ounce of improvement from him since he joined. He's done some brilliant one off bits and pieces (yeah it was against lower league opposition mostly). There is something there, I just don't know he'll ever progress beyond that.

I know people throw around "attitude problem" about him. Not sure about that, but he certainly seems like a sulk, with his cryptic social media posts.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 26 Jan 21 9.23am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by foxedup

They were correct, they still are correct. Can't say I've seen an ounce of improvement from him since he joined. He's done some brilliant one off bits and pieces (yeah it was against lower league opposition mostly). There is something there, I just don't know he'll ever progress beyond that.

I know people throw around "attitude problem" about him. Not sure about that, but he certainly seems like a sulk, with his cryptic social media posts.


Thanks for the insight Foxedup. And this year, make sure you get at least Champions League football! A shame you bottled it last year. Big issue for your team, of course, is who do you bring in to replace Vardy when he finally loses his pace etc?

 

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View nead1's Profile nead1 Flag 26 Jan 21 11.07am Send a Private Message to nead1 Add nead1 as a friend

My impression of him was that he plays mainly on the left which doesn't seem a priority given Eze, Schlupp and Zaha. However, perhaps I am wrong - anyone know if he is as comfortable on the right or maybe as a striker? If that's the case it could make more sense.

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 26 Jan 21 11.31am Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

Lisbon, Monaco or Croydon - that's got to be a tough one.

 

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View foxedup's Profile foxedup Flag 26 Jan 21 11.49am Send a Private Message to foxedup Add foxedup as a friend

Originally posted by nead1

My impression of him was that he plays mainly on the left which doesn't seem a priority given Eze, Schlupp and Zaha. However, perhaps I am wrong - anyone know if he is as comfortable on the right or maybe as a striker? If that's the case it could make more sense.

He's right footed, so can certainly play there. He just can't cut in, like he would if he was on the left.

 

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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 26 Jan 21 11.54am Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

Originally posted by nead1

My impression of him was that he plays mainly on the left which doesn't seem a priority given Eze, Schlupp and Zaha. However, perhaps I am wrong - anyone know if he is as comfortable on the right or maybe as a striker? If that's the case it could make more sense.

Wilf is likely to go this summer for big money, so buying Gray cut price makes perfect sense

 

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View foxedup's Profile foxedup Flag 26 Jan 21 11.56am Send a Private Message to foxedup Add foxedup as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Thanks for the insight Foxedup. And this year, make sure you get at least Champions League football! A shame you bottled it last year. Big issue for your team, of course, is who do you bring in to replace Vardy when he finally loses his pace etc?

No problem!

Fingers crossed, big change in mentality this year. Rodgers was quite negative at times and always changed the team to try and combat the opponent, rather than playing our game. This year he seems content with playing our game. All the injuries didn't help us either.

Plus, when the big clubs can just keep going out and signing 60m players to solve problems, it's not always in your own hands. Man U would never have got there if they'd not signed rat face last January.

Ings... simple as that. Perfect replacement in the short term, one year of his contract remaining in the summer. Most the top clubs already have a striker or are likely to look elsewhere. Looks a perfect match for both parties.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 26 Jan 21 12.02pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by foxedup

No problem!

Fingers crossed, big change in mentality this year. Rodgers was quite negative at times and always changed the team to try and combat the opponent, rather than playing our game. This year he seems content with playing our game. All the injuries didn't help us either.

Plus, when the big clubs can just keep going out and signing 60m players to solve problems, it's not always in your own hands. Man U would never have got there if they'd not signed rat face last January.

Ings... simple as that. Perfect replacement in the short term, one year of his contract remaining in the summer. Most the top clubs already have a striker or are likely to look elsewhere. Looks a perfect match for both parties.

Good call a step up for him with a guaranteed start if playing to form. He might be hunted by the bigger clubs but only as a 3/4 striker.

 


One more point

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View madcap_v2's Profile madcap_v2 Flag San Antonio de Portmany, Ibiza 26 Jan 21 12.07pm Send a Private Message to madcap_v2 Add madcap_v2 as a friend

Originally posted by foxedup

He's done very little of note for us in the premier league. With consistent game time, perhaps someone will get something out of him. But every manager has tried him and grown frustrated with him.

Other fans seem to rate him highly on the back of cup games of ours they have seen against lower league opposition, or for the Under 21's, which lets face it is lower league opposition.

For what he'd cost, it's worth a go with him for sure. But don't be shocked if he's bang average for 12 games, does something good in a game and then vanishes again for 12 games.

His end product when compared to someone like Barnes is nigh on non existent.

No offence and I'm sure you're probably right, but a Leicester fan said similar things to me about Schlupp when we signed him, and I think he's great.

 


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