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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 01 May 21 8.53pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

I'm not passing judgement solely on goals. His overall play needs to improve.

And he can only improve by being given a chance. Ridiculous writing him off so early imo

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 01 May 21 9.59pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

And he can only improve by being given a chance. Ridiculous writing him off so early imo


It takes time for many overseas players to settle in the PL. Mateta still needs to get used to the pace of the game here. I agree, don't write him off just yet. But one can understand why Hodgson is still preferring Benteke over him at present.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 01 May 21 10.31pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

And he can only improve by being given a chance. Ridiculous writing him off so early imo

When the manager's job, reputation and tens of millions of pounds hinge on every point he's not going to get that many chances.

He's come up well short so far IMO and after the sh!t that was thrown about for him not being used against Leicester it deserves discussion.

 

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View Numbers Man's Profile Numbers Man Flag Tulse Hill 01 May 21 10.47pm Send a Private Message to Numbers Man Add Numbers Man as a friend

It was always questionable why Mainz let him go when they were themselves in the relegation zone of the bundesliga.

 

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Originally posted by Numbers Man

It was always questionable why Mainz let him go when they were themselves in the relegation zone of the bundesliga.

It could have been financial?

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 02 May 21 6.28am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Rachid Rachid Rachid

When the manager's job, reputation and tens of millions of pounds hinge on every point he's not going to get that many chances.

He's come up well short so far IMO and after the sh!t that was thrown about for him not being used against Leicester it deserves discussion.

Fair comment but my point was you cannot write a player off when he has so limited chances.
In the 7 games since Brighton he has less than 1 hour on pitch!!

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 02 May 21 7.27am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


It takes time for many overseas players to settle in the PL. Mateta still needs to get used to the pace of the game here. I agree, don't write him off just yet. But one can understand why Hodgson is still preferring Benteke over him at present.

This is a very fair point, he certainly needs to given every opportunity to get up to speed, which to date he has not, early impressions are not good as he seems to lack pace and vision. In many ways he seems a clone of the current Benteke and sadly that is not a good sign!

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 02 May 21 8.57am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

No surprises with yesterday’s result, we had a couple of good chances in the first half, but Aguero’s finish was world class you cannot blame the defence for that.

We have had a really tough run of games, Chelsea, Leicester and Man City. All 3 of them bang in form not sure what everyone was expecting from these fixtures. We were 10 minutes from getting a point at Leicester mind.

Let’s see what the next 3 games bring….

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 02 May 21 9.00am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

And he can only improve by being given a chance. Ridiculous writing him off so early imo

Who's writing him off ? I've given my opinion based upon what I've seen.

Bear in mind that the manager sees him every day in training, that's how the player earns his opportunities.

Like others, I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong.

 


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View GujiRascal's Profile GujiRascal Flag Lambeth 03 May 21 11.45am Send a Private Message to GujiRascal Add GujiRascal as a friend

we've seen this before.

A young starlet brought on board to provide "competition", to find out he is only ever going to play second fiddle to a guy who scores an average of 5 goals a season. Is it any wonder his confidence has waned?

But lets be fair to RH. After Benteke missed two very good chances to head towards goal, he put Mateta on. Mind you, it was not because of Benteke's performance, which was in RH's opinion good. Instead, two nil down and with the team going nowhere, RH decided to give Mateta a chance to prove himself.

Contrast this performance against the one against Brighton. What little opportunity we did have to break forward Mateta ran the channels well and scored a delightful, instinctive goal. Yes, it is true this was followed up by a wonderful Benteke strike and...

It's not the first time a couple of goals has been used to justify/rationalize Benteke's continued selection. This is not the first time he has flattered to deceive.

If RH stays in charge Mateta's confidence will be shot to pieces, aka Sorloth. Worse still, I fear no up and coming striker would chance coming to Palace.

Why would you come, knowing there is zero chance of usurping a 5 goal a season striker?


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Edited by GujiRascal (03 May 2021 11.53am)

 


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View A1969Eagle's Profile A1969Eagle Flag Redhill 05 May 21 10.40am Send a Private Message to A1969Eagle Add A1969Eagle as a friend

He wanted to leave that club, so they shipped him

Give the player a chance, hes not a supersub!!


Originally posted by Numbers Man

It was always questionable why Mainz let him go when they were themselves in the relegation zone of the bundesliga.

 

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View A1969Eagle's Profile A1969Eagle Flag Redhill 05 May 21 10.42am Send a Private Message to A1969Eagle Add A1969Eagle as a friend

Enjoy eating Humble Pie next season!

Have you learned nothing about Roys time at CP.. when does he set up a team with "forward" thinking.


Originally posted by Rachid Rachid Rachid

He did absolutely nothing. I thought he was poor against Brighton (goal aside) and Leeds as well and should be doing more to affect the game. Can't hang onto the ball, has a poor touch, movement not great etc.

Obviously I stand to be proven wrong and will eat humble if that's the case.

 

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