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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 15 Jan 21 10.10am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Having been a harsh critic am pleased to see some form returning. His link up play is improved and he won everything in the air. We lost that when Ayew came on. Hope he keeps it up

 


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 ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 15 Jan 21 10.23am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

true, but someone has to remind him what those two white sticks are for, and the third one that joins them eight foot from the ground. Cascarino was unusually complimentary about Palace last night, but he said of Benteke he does the harder chances better than the easy ones, still got a bit of the yips, but he's out of the trough he was in (post penalty miss and injuries).

 

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Online Flag 15 Jan 21 10.35am Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

A pity it is 4 seasons too late, with many millions wasted on his ridiculous wage with very little in return. It's quite amazing that one financial gamble (big money signing) has held the club back so much. When he took the ball from Luka for that penalty he should have been dropped, but the club had no one in place, such was the shortsightedness of placing all of ones eggs in one basket.
To put into context how useless this bloke is, Ayew scored the same amount last season as this plank has scored in four.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Jan 21 10.36am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Having been a harsh critic am pleased to see some form returning. His link up play is improved and he won everything in the air. We lost that when Ayew came on. Hope he keeps it up

If Benteke never had an injury I can see no rationale for the substitution.Benteke was useful as an outlet on the counter-attack and he is useful defending corners at the near post.Batshuayi way down the pecking order.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 15 Jan 21 10.59am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

If Benteke never had an injury I can see no rationale for the substitution.Benteke was useful as an outlet on the counter-attack and he is useful defending corners at the near post.Batshuayi way down the pecking order.

He is useful and I thought he was ok last night. However, a couple of times, he beat a player in the middle of the park but then his control and passing let him down. TBF he does at least look like he is trying to rectify matters.
Not sure I agree with some of the criticism aimed at Ayew, ideal player to bring on in the circumstances, can hold the ball, best players and wins free kicks but yes, should have made more of Kate chance

 

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View MonsterMunch's Profile MonsterMunch Flag Cambridge 15 Jan 21 2.20pm Send a Private Message to MonsterMunch Add MonsterMunch as a friend

possibly has improved but theres no way hes got himself back to a consistent level of performance. We've just changed reduced our expectations of him. His touch is horrific. With the ball at his feet the amount of times he looses possession is so frustrating. We need an upgrade. IMO.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 15 Jan 21 2.26pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Funny how so many players show such an improvement in the last 6 moths of their contract.


Just call me cynical

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 15 Jan 21 2.30pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Funny how so many players show such an improvement in the last 6 moths of their contract.


Just call me cynical

Or just accurate.

 


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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 15 Jan 21 5.27pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Or just accurate.

Give every player a two year contract reviewed every 12 months.
Play well in months 1-12 and get a new contract for months 25-36. After 24 months, get another contact for months 37-48 and so on.
Not any good, then sell after 12 months.

Players have to earn the extensions or get moved on.

 

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 15 Jan 21 5.43pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Hes improved, but still so frustrating at times. Promising looking attacks break down many times through his bad touch or a poor pass. Example, last night we had a good counter, he knocked the ball out wide Under no pressure and he nearly put the ball up in the second tier of the stand.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 15 Jan 21 6.11pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Hes improved, but still so frustrating at times. Promising looking attacks break down many times through his bad touch or a poor pass. Example, last night we had a good counter, he knocked the ball out wide Under no pressure and he nearly put the ball up in the second tier of the stand.

Yes that was quite hilarious, he also had a great situation when running forward and everyone with him when he touched the ball to heavily to keep up with it, he is very frustrating but at least he is actually starting to look dangerous in the right areas.

 

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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Moved Again.. Banstead now Darling... 15 Jan 21 6.16pm Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Hes improved, but still so frustrating at times. Promising looking attacks break down many times through his bad touch or a poor pass. Example, last night we had a good counter, he knocked the ball out wide Under no pressure and he nearly put the ball up in the second tier of the stand.

Agree with this.. His touch at times is ridiculously heavy. One thing that did please me last night was he kept his persistent silly fouls to a minimum..

I don't agree he is 'returning to form'.. His hold up play should be standard stuff. It's what his job is... I still say his finishing is woeful, has been for some time now and that won't change. The chance in the 1st half he blazed over the bar was a terrible finish.
Unfortunately we don't have any better options to replace him.

 


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