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Author Topic: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough  (Read 8194 times)

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #165 on: November 03, 2022, 01:24:06 PM »
Ollie was really good all of that season, excellent if you consider where he'd been previously. Shame he's only showed it in odd flashes since. As i've said, i'd rest him now till the WC and give Archer a go.

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #166 on: November 03, 2022, 02:52:34 PM »
Every single player was at their peak that night, special mention to McGinn, Grealish, Watkins and Barkley who really did run the show, pulled the strings and all those cliches.

Offline frankmosswasmyuncle

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #167 on: November 03, 2022, 03:38:47 PM »
The key name in there is Grealish....every player benefitted from playing with him, especially on that left side....Targett, Barkley, Watkins, McGinn all played closely to Grealish and were much better for it.
I maintain with the current lot....decent players, poor team.

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #168 on: November 03, 2022, 04:12:45 PM »
Every single player was at their peak that night, special mention to McGinn, Grealish, Watkins and Barkley who really did run the show, pulled the strings and all those cliches.

Grealish really was unplayable that night. He humiliated TAA throughout, same for Watkins on Gomes. I'm not sure the two Liverpool defenders have fully recovered their confidence since. They were both equally as good at Arsenal soon after.

But he's long gone now and it's long past time for the names above to get their careers back on track without Grealish. They only need to look at that 🤡 Barkley to understand how quickly a career can go into free fall.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #169 on: November 03, 2022, 04:23:44 PM »
I wonder if we'd still be better playing behind closed doors.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #170 on: November 04, 2022, 12:05:51 AM »
Watkins was fantastic that night, not just his 3 goals but his pressing from the front and also exploiting their stupidly high line, that for some reason they stuck with all night. If we'd scored 10 or more that night it no one could have said it was undeserved.

Offline LeonW

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Re: Players Who Simply Arenít Good Enough
« Reply #171 on: November 04, 2022, 12:38:49 AM »
It was night and day seeing Watkins up top at the start of that season rather than Wesley, Samatta or Kienon. Made a huge difference in terms of helping us get up the pitch and having pace on the break. I think it benefited Grealish in creating more space for him to operate in as the opposition defence knew that with Ollie, they couldnít necessarily hold a high line without fear of him running in behind unlike Wesley and the others.

 


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