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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Aug 21 4.50pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

I've heard it said that Kevin Keegan was an example of an average player who worked so hard that they made themselves world class.

While I understand the sentiment I don't really buy that myself but it had me thinking.

What examples do Holers have of players they have seen, who from one season to the next, most improved as a player.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 23 Aug 21 5.05pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Wan Bissaka massively improved pretty quickly.
An obvious one in Christian Ronaldo. He wasn't the finished article for a couple of seasons at United and previous.

I was thinking recently at Palace how ours never seem to get better - they seem to get more unfit and generally worse. Hopefully, Viera and coaching team will change that.

 


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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 23 Aug 21 5.20pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

I think Ronaldo is the right answer in terms of someone who has maximised their talent - I've always thought the biggest compliment to him is that he's even made it a debate between himself and Messi, as I think there's a significant gulf in natural ability.

For us, I think Jedinak is as extreme an example as I saw - he was abysmal his first few games; poor on the ball, couldn't turn, couldn't run, game just seemed to pass him by. Turned into probably the most dominant midfielder I've seen play for us, certainly physically.

I also remember Wardy getting skinned by a Watford prospect called Sean Murray in his first game for us - Murray absolutely ran rings round him and I thought we'd signed a real dud.

Murray is now 27 and playing in the League of Ireland, so I think Joel won the war.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Aug 21 5.27pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Quality contributions chaps, good examples.

 


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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 23 Aug 21 5.34pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Ayew's form from 1st to 2nd season probably deserves a mention, but he's gone back to being sh*te so not sure it counts.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 23 Aug 21 6.16pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

i'm pretty sure Leicester had a bunch of journeymen when they won the Prem ?

our Ian Wright was no Spring Chicken when his football career took off.

others

Glenn Murray ?

Theirry Henry ?

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 23 Aug 21 6.35pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


AJ scored one in 10 for Birmingham and 1 in 2 for Palace. Pretty good deal since he was the makeweight in the Clinton deal.

 

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View Wilesy01's Profile Wilesy01 Flag Bristol 23 Aug 21 6.41pm Send a Private Message to Wilesy01 Add Wilesy01 as a friend

I think Son Heung-min has improved hugely over the last few seasons for Spurs, to the point where I think he could step up if Kane wants to go to City.

In the realms of Palace IMO Dikgacoi got better and better especially in our first season back in the PL and was unlucky to fall out of favour and get flogged to Cardiff.

 

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View gambler's Profile gambler Flag Kent 23 Aug 21 8.04pm Send a Private Message to gambler Add gambler as a friend

I got voted most improved player once. Bloody embarrassing.

 


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View kevlee's Profile kevlee Flag born Wandsworth emigrated to Lanc... 23 Aug 21 8.38pm Send a Private Message to kevlee Add kevlee as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I've heard it said that Kevin Keegan was an example of an average player who worked so hard that they made themselves world class.

While I understand the sentiment I don't really buy that myself but it had me thinking.

What examples do Holers have of players they have seen, who from one season to the next, most improved as a player.

What i want to know is what he was doing in that lay-by when he got "beaten up"

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 23 Aug 21 9.00pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by kevlee

What i want to know is what he was doing in that lay-by when he got "beaten up"

He probably said, 'I'd love it if you'd beat me'

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 23 Aug 21 9.16pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

to flip the thread on its head.........


The most dis-improved player : George Best

 


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