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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 07 May 22 7.37pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

As Edouard hasnít been involved in recent months, I watched his play closely today to see if I could establish a reason for his lack of involvement.
Overall he he had a decent game, with some good close control and nice touches.
He was unlucky with his effort against the post and made some good runs off the ball which created space for his teammates.
So why the lack of involvement?
He has a tendency to come short to receive the ball and doesnít really run in behind defenders or stretch teams.
He is mobile and does move around , but often we play the ball around at the back and his runs are often not rewarded with a pass.
Unless we change our tactics I think his game time could be limited and Mateta (or similar) could be preferred even though Edouard is clearly talented.

 

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View Robk's Profile Robk Flag 07 May 22 7.43pm Send a Private Message to Robk Add Robk as a friend

Thought he had a good game today.. was unlucky and could have scored on a couple of occasions...I wonder whether both him and Mateta who was also unlucky today could play together.....

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 07 May 22 8.02pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

IMO I think the answer is less about what his is lacking, more an indication of the options we have.

He's obviously got ability, and his running with he ball means he can play out wide as well as up top.

Unfortunately for him Olise and Zaha are the best options out wide, and JPM is doing well enough to keep his place.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 07 May 22 8.54pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

I just don't see a place for him, Not a Loan CF, PV doesn't play two up front, and even if Wilf went i think he is to lazy to cover back

 


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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 07 May 22 10.00pm Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I just don't see a place for him, Not a Loan CF, PV doesn't play two up front, and even if Wilf went i think he is to lazy to cover back

Yes, he has a few shortcomings,mainly abject laziness.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 07 May 22 10.18pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by beak

Yes, he has a few shortcomings,mainly abject laziness.

I think that's incredibly harsh. He was chasing down and pressing pretty well all game today.

 

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View OldFella's Profile OldFella Flag London 07 May 22 10.26pm Send a Private Message to OldFella Add OldFella as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I just don't see a place for him, Not a Loan CF, PV doesn't play two up front, and even if Wilf went i think he is to lazy to cover back

*lone
*too

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 07 May 22 11.17pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Played well today, still looks somewhat unsure, perhaps low on confidence, to me anyways. He and others may just still be adapting to how Vieira wants to play, not just how they want/are used to. Just a thought.

I think Edouard has the potential to be a very good player for us. I would suggest it's way too early to rule him out purely because he hasn't set the world alight. If next season proves fruitless, we may well start looking at other options, including that of selling him. I definitely hope this isn't the case.

Just a small point, perhaps not even a correct one, but I do remember thinking on a number occasions this afternoon, when my eyes scanned a bit more broadly, we were lacking a final pass? I'm not talking about during moves down the wing or quicker breaks forward etc. Sometimes we'd have the ball in advanced positions, sometimes even with the CBs, and I could see plenty of decent movement up front but no pass was forthcoming, it inevitably went sideways or even just out wide.

COYP

 


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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 08 May 22 8.37am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by samprior

I think that's incredibly harsh. He was chasing down and pressing pretty well all game today.

I was not writing that about one game,it was based on his career to date.

 

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Originally posted by beak

I was not writing that about one game,it was based on his career to date.

I also think that's harsh. There was a well documented period towards the end of his Celtic spell but I've not seen any of that at Palace. My take is he's done ok in his first season adapting to a much higher level. He's definitely got potential and room for improvement and offers a different type of threat to our other strikers. Quite happy having him as an option and hoping he'll push on next season.

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Originally posted by OldFella

*lone
*too

Happy to help.

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 08 May 22 10.19am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

He needs game time and will hopefully get it next season. Going to be another close season of comings and goings at Palace.

 

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