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Author Topic: Ahmed Elmohamady - released  (Read 59550 times)

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #585 on: March 06, 2021, 02:50:30 PM »
I'd prefer he was replaced by someone better than Cash.

Then going on the above, we'd have to get rid of Cash.


I'd keep Cash. I don't think Cash is a bit better than Guilbert, I think he's miles better. Loads of them. If I was a doghead, I'd perhaps describe him as next #level, and the sort of player you need to be able to call on if you're hoping to be playing 60-70 first team games a season in pursuit of a quadruple. A Milner, if you will. I think the days of keeping a 'jobbing' backup in an outfield position hanging around for season after season are long gone with the demise of competitive reserve football.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #586 on: March 06, 2021, 05:21:55 PM »
I think you have to be realistic about what you can expect from a back up player. Itís someone who is, with the exception of teams in Europe, likely to only play 5-8 game a season at the most and be happy to do so. And theyíve got to be able to just drop into the team with a good performance as and when required which isnít easy.

Throw in the fact that we have only had four transfer windows in the Premier League and came up basically without a squad, it donít think itís horrendous that Elmo is currently our back up right back.

To be honest, Iím not sure there are many great back up full backs in the league, other than at a few of the clubs in Europe.

I personally prefer Guilbert to Elmo, but I donít really think there is a huge different between them. I also expect that itís fairly likely neither will be here next season anyway.
This is exactly my thoughts. The only thing I'd add is that we'll get more money for Freddie now, given his form in the French league, than we would with him sitting about on out bench (which looked like the alternative at the time). Elmo's off on a free regardless. From a purely financial point of view we've done the right thing in my book. We need to start moving on our backup players so we can replace them with higher calibre players.

So sell a back up player to buy another back up player?
Sell a backup player to buy either a first team player, or a younger player who we expect to be first choice in a couple of season's time. For me, those are the only types of signing worth making.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #587 on: March 06, 2021, 07:26:58 PM »
So poor its untrue. Completely unbalanced the aide as he offers nothing going forwards, gives the ball away and also gives goals away cheaply.

The good news is Cashy was hoping over the seats so fingers crossed he's back next week.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #588 on: March 06, 2021, 07:31:01 PM »
Thought he was fine although his crossing regressed.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #589 on: March 06, 2021, 07:32:37 PM »
So poor its untrue. Completely unbalanced the aide as he offers nothing going forwards, gives the ball away and also gives goals away cheaply.

The good news is Cashy was hoping over the seats so fingers crossed he's back next week.

Everyone was doom and gloom for his battle against Traore pre match, and kept him quiet. As he did against Leeds, so maybe deserves some credit

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #590 on: March 06, 2021, 07:32:54 PM »
He did a decent job defensively, but offers nothing going forward. He and Traore have zero understanding down that side and it badly shows

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #591 on: March 06, 2021, 07:33:15 PM »
I thought he was good.  Kept Traore very quiet.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #592 on: March 06, 2021, 07:33:38 PM »
Not for me, he's woeful and the lack of quality from Cash being absent is telling.

Our width comes from the full backs with the wide men coming inside. Not good enough and he's been dire.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #593 on: March 06, 2021, 07:33:49 PM »
The mental gymnastics involved to suggest that getting rid of Guilbert was a still a good idea.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #594 on: March 06, 2021, 07:34:40 PM »
Adama Traore keeps himself quiet as he absolutely rubbish.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #595 on: March 06, 2021, 07:35:14 PM »
Much better performance tonight.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #596 on: March 06, 2021, 07:44:55 PM »
He did a decent job defensively, but offers nothing going forward. He and Traore have zero understanding down that side and it badly shows

To be fair, I think it is virtually impossible to get an understanding with Traore as he is a law unto himself, Traore doesn't even pass to Cash when he plays!

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #597 on: March 06, 2021, 07:52:20 PM »
Not for me, he's woeful and the lack of quality from Cash being absent is telling.

Our width comes from the full backs with the wide men coming inside. Not good enough and he's been dire.

Cash been excellent but not like we've been amazing with  him in the team in recent times, we didn't offer v West Ham with him in the team and also poor going forward v Brighton before he went off.

AEM has his faults as you'd expect of 34 year old guy who hasn't played much in last six months but he's come in and been part of two clean sheets in 4 so we haven't regressed defensively with him in the team as feared at least.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #598 on: March 06, 2021, 07:57:53 PM »
Adama Traore keeps himself quiet as he absolutely rubbish.

The pre match thread suggested he was the second coming such was the prediction of how Elmore.would perform.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady - SIGNED
« Reply #599 on: March 06, 2021, 07:59:03 PM »
Not for me, he's woeful and the lack of quality from Cash being absent is telling.

Our width comes from the full backs with the wide men coming inside. Not good enough and he's been dire.

Cash been excellent but not like we've been amazing with  him in the team in recent times, we didn't offer v West Ham with him in the team and also poor going forward v Brighton before he went off.

AEM has his faults as you'd expect of 34 year old guy who hasn't played much in last six months but he's come in and been part of two clean sheets in 4 so we haven't regressed defensively with him in the team as feared at least.

He's been at fault for all 3 goals we've conceded. He's been a great servant, but we ought to have kept Freddie in hindsight.

 


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