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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 15 Feb 24 6.03pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by A1969Eagle

Reading these posts, observations.

You can tell who was that match.

You can who sat at home or in the pub.

You can read who has an understanding of team playing and who is clueless, like wise for individual players.

It seems those who used to pick on Ayew, need another target.

At the match, you see the bigger picture.

I was at 1st Matches (starting) for raw Zaha, Wright, Collymore, AWB, Bright to name a few. They all had starts like Franco, raw, giving there all.

If you were at the match you see so much more and you aint for one listening to strange commentary!

Franco wasn't frightened of trying to make a difference, and he did stretch Chelsea at times... they didnt know how to handle him.
He has deceptive speed.
We now have three players we jump to our feet when they have the ball.. Eze, Olise and now Franco!!

good points - Franca looks a bit like Zaha at 17. A good prospect but not quite ready.

Incidentally Bright's debut v Ipswich (3-3) was fantastic, and he scored, albeit with a bit of luck. Not sure he should be in this list as he was already a bit older and had played quite a few games for Leicester and Port Vale.

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 24 Feb 24 9.33am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Remember how Vieira couldn't work out what to do with Eze and then Roy returned and he immediately became a key player again? I'm wondering if a similar thing might happen with Franca and Glasner.

Not saying that he'll become as important as Eze but, for me, Franca is not a winger, where Roy generally played him, but is a central attacking forward.

If we're relying more on full backs for width now, I think he'll be absolutely tailor made for one of these narrower attacking roles behind the striker. Picking up the ball and running at the defender.

Could be totally wrong but would expect to see him today at least as a sub, if not starting. Players like him and Ahamada have a massive opportunity now to prove Roy wrong.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 24 Feb 24 10.10am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Remember how Vieira couldn't work out what to do with Eze and then Roy returned and he immediately became a key player again? I'm wondering if a similar thing might happen with Franca and Glasner.

Not saying that he'll become as important as Eze but, for me, Franca is not a winger, where Roy generally played him, but is a central attacking forward.

If we're relying more on full backs for width now, I think he'll be absolutely tailor made for one of these narrower attacking roles behind the striker. Picking up the ball and running at the defender.

Could be totally wrong but would expect to see him today at least as a sub, if not starting. Players like him and Ahamada have a massive opportunity now to prove Roy wrong.

I didn't think Roy had any option as to play him as an inside forward as we had no one else left for various reasons. The main obvious reason was never replacing Wilf.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 24 Feb 24 10.27am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Franca will come on at half time today when we're already 2-0 up. To replace Edouard I hope.

 


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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 24 Feb 24 10.39am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I didn't think Roy had any option as to play him as an inside forward as we had no one else left for various reasons. The main obvious reason was never replacing Wilf.


Same group of players now though, isn't it? Roy just wasn't tactically flexible enough to change things, it was square pegs in round holes when we had injuried rather than adapting the formation.

Anyway, didn't mean to make this about Roy, my point is just that I do think Franca could be a different player for the rest of the season.

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 24 Feb 24 11.14am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Remember how Vieira couldn't work out what to do with Eze and then Roy returned and he immediately became a key player again? I'm wondering if a similar thing might happen with Franca and Glasner.

Not saying that he'll become as important as Eze but, for me, Franca is not a winger, where Roy generally played him, but is a central attacking forward.

If we're relying more on full backs for width now, I think he'll be absolutely tailor made for one of these narrower attacking roles behind the striker. Picking up the ball and running at the defender.

Could be totally wrong but would expect to see him today at least as a sub, if not starting. Players like him and Ahamada have a massive opportunity now to prove Roy wrong.

I agree with this. Franca has a much better chance of playing as part of a front 3 with less defensive duties. In my opinion it would be no negative to play MF instead of OE. As OE has been a major let down.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 24 Feb 24 5.21pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

One (brilliant) assist and one penalty in a couple of minutes. After coming on for Edouard who had done nothing, Franca told the new boss to start him next time around. Not very structured, but when he gets the ball he is dynamite. Well done today, kid!

 

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Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Remember how Vieira couldn't work out what to do with Eze and then Roy returned and he immediately became a key player again? I'm wondering if a similar thing might happen with Franca and Glasner.

Not saying that he'll become as important as Eze but, for me, Franca is not a winger, where Roy generally played him, but is a central attacking forward.

If we're relying more on full backs for width now, I think he'll be absolutely tailor made for one of these narrower attacking roles behind the striker. Picking up the ball and running at the defender.

Could be totally wrong but would expect to see him today at least as a sub, if not starting. Players like him and Ahamada have a massive opportunity now to prove Roy wrong.


Told you

 


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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Norfolk 24 Feb 24 6.48pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

Let's be perfectly honest, Roy has form in multiple cases for playing players out of position over many years.

França in his natural position is potentially dynamite!

 

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