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Author Topic: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)  (Read 101976 times)

Offline JJ-AV

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #750 on: September 28, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
He's just so raw, has some promising credentials but takes the wrong option too often. The failure was in not getting somebody like Rodriguez in as a stop-gap

It's a cliche but you're only as good as your forwards, and the bottom 3 have the least impressive number 9s in the division.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #751 on: September 28, 2019, 06:19:04 PM »
Watch their two goals and you to wonder why the biggest CF on the pitch today didnít come close to doing that.

Offline manic-road

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #752 on: September 28, 2019, 06:24:56 PM »
Wes needs to get in the gym and beef up because he takes the easy option of going to ground every time he's touched, he should be bullying defenders at his size.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #753 on: September 28, 2019, 06:25:54 PM »
You canít beef up your desire and confidence in the gym.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #754 on: September 28, 2019, 06:35:14 PM »
Sticky?

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #755 on: September 28, 2019, 06:50:03 PM »
He wins pretty much nothing in the air, which is amazing for such a big bloke, and spends way too much time going to ground and rolling around on the floor.

He's got a decent finish from time to time, but that alone is not enough - there's no way he's worth £22m.

As many of us said, it was a mistake not to buy another striker.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #756 on: September 28, 2019, 06:53:56 PM »
His body language and his antics under pressure have been appalling as far as I'm concerned. I appreciate it's never easy to lead the line by yourself and it's twice as difficult being brought into the richest league in the world as a promoted club's record signing, but he's failing the minimum requirements of the role at present:

Stay strong, receive the ball with back to goal, hold it up, bring teammates into the game. Goals are nice but tbh they're a bit of an added bonus from him given the way we're set up to play, I'd say his target is somewhere around 10 as opposed to the 20s.

He did well at the above criteria in the Everton game. But that's 1 game out of 5. He's cut a miserable figure in the rest, and he's not being asked to bang in hat-tricks. If you can't stay on your feet under slight pressure from your defender in this league, you'll get eaten for breakfast every time. Defenders must love him, knowing the refs will never blow for those.

Offline Border villan

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #757 on: September 28, 2019, 06:54:58 PM »
I want him to do well but today Thomas Cook had more to offer in the air than Wes.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #758 on: September 28, 2019, 06:55:34 PM »
I want him to do well but today Thomas Cook had more to offer in the air than Wes.

*applause*

Offline montague

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #759 on: September 28, 2019, 06:59:12 PM »
Offers nothing Kienan doesnít

Offline frank black

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #760 on: September 28, 2019, 07:04:21 PM »
Poor mans Darren Bent. He seems to be good with a chance put in front of him, but poor at the holding and heading. Feels like we are carrying him, rather than him leading the line.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #761 on: September 28, 2019, 07:15:51 PM »
He was woeful today

Offline Villa75

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #762 on: September 28, 2019, 07:20:22 PM »
The pretending to be kicked in the head / hit by the ball in face incident appeared to be completely ridiculous. Was he remotely injured/concussed?

Good acting by the ball, if he was only pretending to have it kicked in his face.

There is absolutely no way a ball from that distance, and at that speed, should have poleaxed him like that! It was embarrassing.

I'm beginning to think he's not right in the head! 😱

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #763 on: September 28, 2019, 07:25:02 PM »
It seems an odd one as for how poor he has been of late because against Everton he was great, held the ball up well and bullied Mina who's no shrinking violet. Maybe it's a confidence thing, maybe I'm clutching at straws because I don't want him to be a dud.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #764 on: September 28, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »
Starting to remind me of Savo when he first joined.

Looks raw, and a bit lost at times. Could have done with someone more experienced ahead of him - we are literally pinning all our hopes on him until January at least.