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View AppleSource's Profile AppleSource Flag Tel Aviv 28 Feb 21 6.15pm Send a Private Message to AppleSource Add AppleSource as a friend

Took me a while to find it: it’s 50-50s. He’s scared of them. Goes in reluctantly, if he feels up to it, not even half of half-heartedly - perhaps to avoid picking up a graze, and without fail loses out and meekly tracks back with his ‘what do you want, I’m not a defender’ strut.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 28 Feb 21 6.40pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by AppleSource

Took me a while to find it: it’s 50-50s. He’s scared of them. Goes in reluctantly, if he feels up to it, not even half of half-heartedly - perhaps to avoid picking up a graze, and without fail loses out and meekly tracks back with his ‘what do you want, I’m not a defender’ strut.

I think it's grossly unfair of you to point to a cowardly fear of 50/50s as Van Aanholts achilles heel, and I feel you are quite wrong to do so.

You've totally overlooked his awful positioning, terrible reading of the game, sloppy use of the ball and all-pervasive 'couldn't give a f***' attitude.

 

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View Palace 1979's Profile Palace 1979 Flag Surrey 28 Feb 21 7.04pm Send a Private Message to Palace 1979 Add Palace 1979 as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

I think it's grossly unfair of you to point to a cowardly fear of 50/50s as Van Aanholts achilles heel, and I feel you are quite wrong to do so.

You've totally overlooked his awful positioning, terrible reading of the game, sloppy use of the ball and all-pervasive 'couldn't give a f***' attitude.

And you have totally overlooked how much better he is going forward than Mitchell, his good link up play with Zaha and his ability to find the net every so often!

Give the man some credit. As much as he has some defensive issues, he is a pretty good wing back. The issue for him is that Roy sets us up so defensively that he is finding it hard to show his strengths at the moment.

Edited by Palace 1979 (28 Feb 2021 7.07pm)

 


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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 28 Feb 21 8.01pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

No good being an attacking full back and not being able to pass the ball to a fellow player at the end of moves.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 28 Feb 21 8.07pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by Palace 1979

And you have totally overlooked how much better he is going forward than Mitchell, his good link up play with Zaha and his ability to find the net every so often!

Give the man some credit. As much as he has some defensive issues, he is a pretty good wing back. The issue for him is that Roy sets us up so defensively that he is finding it hard to show his strengths at the moment.

Edited by Palace 1979 (28 Feb 2021 7.07pm)

Will have to agree to disagree. It was always highly debatable whether his attacking attributes actually counter balanced his defensive faults, but now the former has disappeared whilst the latter has increased. And he doesn't seem to give a flying one. He knows he's off soon.

 

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View Noz's Profile Noz Flag North Hampshire 01 Mar 21 7.30am Send a Private Message to Noz Add Noz as a friend

Was expecting an exclusive wide angle camera shot of the back of his foot.

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 03 Mar 21 11.51am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by Palace 1979

And you have totally overlooked how much better he is going forward than Mitchell, his good link up play with Zaha and his ability to find the net every so often!

Give the man some credit. As much as he has some defensive issues, he is a pretty good wing back. The issue for him is that Roy sets us up so defensively that he is finding it hard to show his strengths at the moment.

Edited by Palace 1979 (28 Feb 2021 7.07pm)

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 03 Mar 21 11.55am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

He is quite simply a defender who is not very good at defending. He should only play when the opposition don’t have a decent right winger and then I agree, he is beneficial to the team because of his forward movement.

 

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