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Author Topic: Andre Green - on loan at PNE  (Read 68019 times)

Online PaulWinch again

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #465 on: February 09, 2019, 11:57:36 AM »
I think confidence is the big thing. Hopefully that header will give him that.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #466 on: February 09, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »
Ive still no idea what to make of him

He was terrible when he came on, albeit in trying circumstances

But it was a lovely header

My thought exactly. He was useless but he did score. Was that a sign that there is more to come or just papering over the cracks? Time will tell I guess.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #467 on: February 09, 2019, 12:18:16 PM »
I have always thought that he always plays like he has the world on his shoulders and is scared shitless.
Maybe last night will give him some confidence.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #468 on: February 09, 2019, 01:29:36 PM »


I think we'll soon come to realise he's not a winger and he's far more useful through the middle.

Do they even work on making players better these days ?

I recall Ashley Young spent hours with Robertson working on his crossing. Which for a wide player seems absolutely logical to me.

Not sure any of our lot do this nowadays though.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #469 on: February 09, 2019, 03:15:49 PM »
He has missed a few chances with his head in the past.
So maybe he has worked on that, it was a very tidy finish.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #470 on: February 09, 2019, 03:27:53 PM »
From the dumb downward-header into the ground sitter against Hull on the opening day of last season to that fearless head-belter last night that the don Andy Gray himself would have been proud of, he's come a long way.
Andre for President!

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #471 on: February 09, 2019, 08:40:57 PM »
Brilliant header was great stuff . Like him in the team advance forward role let him develop .
Yes couple poor crosses but was a good idea to recall and use him despite I think 90 + min he over hit his second crosses and thought come on Greeny !

Then that leap which he's good at and threatened to score headers before boom in !
Lovely yes tick!

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #472 on: February 10, 2019, 12:24:47 AM »
Really pleased for him because he looked fucking terrified for the first 10-15 minutes after he came on (including putting in one of the most over-hit crosses I've ever seen). I really like him and I think he's got a part to play but if I'm honest I prefer him on the right.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #473 on: February 10, 2019, 08:33:49 AM »
Hope it gives him confidence, his first two balls in were dreadful.

I'd love to see him come in to the team and contribute regularly though.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #474 on: February 10, 2019, 09:12:05 AM »
That cross that went our for a throw in almost without bouncing really was something

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #475 on: February 10, 2019, 09:20:58 AM »
Well for all the criticism of him I felt he contributed more and pinned his fullback back into his own half more than Kodjia had done. Two appalling crosses made up for with a great headed goal.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #476 on: February 10, 2019, 10:01:25 AM »
Hes 20 years of age just stepping up into the first team

hes going to make mistakes hes going to over hit some crosses
no more so mind than all the so called experienced players we have who continually underachieve every week but still get into peoples line ups week after week with bagfuls of mistakes

Green can improve whereas most of our high earning plodders wont
but he and any other younger players wil only improve when given game time

Leeds and Norwich are taking more risks with academy players and they are near the top
its the way to go we must back our young players and see what they can do




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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #477 on: February 10, 2019, 10:09:36 AM »
Hes 20 years of age just stepping up into the first team

hes going to make mistakes hes going to over hit some crosses
no more so mind than all the so called experienced players we have who continually underachieve every week but still get into peoples line ups week after week with bagfuls of mistakes

Green can improve whereas most of our high earning plodders wont
but he and any other younger players wil only improve when given game time

Leeds and Norwich are taking more risks with academy players and they are near the top
its the way to go we must back our young players and see what they can do





Sense spoken.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #478 on: February 10, 2019, 10:13:16 AM »
Hes 20 years of age just stepping up into the first team

hes going to make mistakes hes going to over hit some crosses
no more so mind than all the so called experienced players we have who continually underachieve every week but still get into peoples line ups week after week with bagfuls of mistakes

Green can improve whereas most of our high earning plodders wont
but he and any other younger players wil only improve when given game time

Leeds and Norwich are taking more risks with academy players and they are near the top
its the way to go we must back our young players and see what they can do
This. Can't have it both ways, criticising Smith for sticking with the more experienced players (Whelan etc) but not wanting the alternative either - raw, young players who are going to make a lot of mistakes because they don't have 10-15 years experience to fall back on. The lads 20 years old, far too young to be criticised because he's not the finished article let alone written off entirely.

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Re: Andre Green
« Reply #479 on: February 10, 2019, 10:35:50 AM »
Hes 20 years of age just stepping up into the first team

hes going to make mistakes hes going to over hit some crosses
no more so mind than all the so called experienced players we have who continually underachieve every week but still get into peoples line ups week after week with bagfuls of mistakes

Green can improve whereas most of our high earning plodders wont
but he and any other younger players wil only improve when given game time

Leeds and Norwich are taking more risks with academy players and they are near the top
its the way to go we must back our young players and see what they can do
This. Can't have it both ways, criticising Smith for sticking with the more experienced players (Whelan etc) but not wanting the alternative either - raw, young players who are going to make a lot of mistakes because they don't have 10-15 years experience to fall back on. The lads 20 years old, far too young to be criticised because he's not the finished article let alone written off entirely.

So, when describing his performance do you just ignore the fact that he messed up every cross he attempted because hes only 20? Pointing out his mistakes is not the same as writing him off but perhaps a caution not to just assume he will become the player we would all like him to be and that there is work to be done.

I am not sure at the moment exactly what type of player his. I dont think hes a traditional winger and neither is a out and out striker. Its down to Smith and his staff, as well as the player himself, to work that out and if he has what it takes to play for Villa for the he next few years.

 


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