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Author Topic: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)  (Read 101997 times)

Offline Clampy

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #735 on: September 19, 2019, 05:17:54 PM »
For me he is the new Rudy Gestede without Rudy's excellent temperament.  A Billy Big Bollocks I fear.

I think Bily Big Bollocks is a tad harsh. I've not seen much evidence of that. He was excellent against Everton but other than that, I've not been overly impressed so far but it's early days.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #736 on: September 19, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
It would be nice if we were in a position to bring him along gradually, that is, as an option from the bench to supplement or replace a more experienced forward.

We're asking him to make a big step up and I'm sot sure he's ready.

Some promising signs, but we need more - in all facets of his game. 

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #737 on: September 19, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »
Beneteke scored twice in his first dozen or so league games for us, Wesley may not make it but it's a bit early to be writing him off imo.

Benteke was raw early on but still looked a threat in the box. Wesley doesn't look a threat at all in the air. His hold up play isn't bad, as he showed v Everton, and can improve further. Not much point playing wide players if there isn't movement and a threat from our lone striker. We start playing through the middle more with Grealish and McGinn getting beyond Wesley and I'm convinced we will improve. It means Smith throwing his current tactical script in the bin, mind.

Offline Chipsticks

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #738 on: September 25, 2019, 02:47:45 PM »
Good insight from a Club Brugge fan:

As a Club Brugge supporter Iíve been watching Villa closely this season.

We all agree on one thing. Youíre not using Wesley in the right way, although heís doing ok.

Even though heís a big lad and has a lot of strength, his real strength are his feet. He can a pass a ball, as you could see in preseason.

He really should be used in a way that Firmino is used at Liverpool. He creates a lot of space and he can give your wingers a great pass. He should stay that high up the pitch all game long. He used to be an attacking midfielder.

I can understand why youíre using Wesley the way youíre doing though. He benefits a lot from wingers with a big load of pace. The wingers at Villa arenít slow, but they really rely on their technical abilities.

I could really see a Redmond type of player succeeding at Villa while Big Wes is playing.

Iím sure heíll work out great for you. Heís a fantastic player.

The best of luck to you guys and up the Villa!

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #739 on: September 25, 2019, 02:50:48 PM »
Way too early to judge him. Also he needs proper support from the team.

Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #740 on: September 25, 2019, 02:56:54 PM »
1in 3 so far and we aint clicked yet

so he will come good.

Offline Risso

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #741 on: September 25, 2019, 02:58:10 PM »
He got one goal in his last 13 games at Bruges, so not sure they were getting the best out of him either.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #742 on: September 28, 2019, 05:32:39 PM »
Well, he needs a partner or a spell on the bench.

Offline GarTomas

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #743 on: September 28, 2019, 05:38:39 PM »
With the exception of Engels, heís been thrown in at the deep end and at the moment isnít really performing.  Itís unfortunate weíve not been able to bring him into the side slowly.

I still think there is a player there.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #744 on: September 28, 2019, 05:40:12 PM »
The guy has too many attributes not to be able to fit in somewhere. But it's not as a lone striker in a 4-3-3, we know that much.

Offline glinch

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #745 on: September 28, 2019, 05:42:02 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?

Offline danno

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #746 on: September 28, 2019, 05:46:03 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.

Offline themossman

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #747 on: September 28, 2019, 05:57:10 PM »
Davis deserves some starts.

Offline achilles

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #748 on: September 28, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »
Basically he can't head a ball which I understood to be a basic requirement of a centre forward (or control a ball for that matter) otherwise apart from not even looking like he might score he is absolutely perfect at ambling around the pitch!

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #749 on: September 28, 2019, 06:14:36 PM »
Not physically competing despite his physique is the most galling of all. Utterly bullied today