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Offline KRS

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1110 on: November 11, 2019, 09:14:30 PM »
He needs some help up front. It's as simple as that. Having players hogging each wing is not working.
Wes certainly isnít being helped by Trez and El Ghazi being piss poor wingers that either canít beat their man or put in a decent cross. Iím not sure how good Wes is in the air either if they did manage to put in a decent ball. His general hold up play is decent when played into his feet but he isnít a goal threat receiving the ball deep or with his back to goal. All 3 of them havenít shown enough consistently this season, so itís unfair to single out Wes.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1111 on: November 12, 2019, 12:51:07 PM »
I thought you weren't going to say another word on Wesley.


Come on itís only 3 posts. 8)

Where I come from I adhere to the comment where comment is due .
Concisement is next to be done.
I.e. what can be said in one post than 3

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1112 on: November 12, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
Missing out on Tammy and getting him instead will go down as one of the weirdest plan Bs weíve seen here. Both makes some sense, one instead of the other is bizarre.

We didn't miss out on Tammy, though.
Chelsea couldn't/wouldn't sell

You know what I mean. We appeared to be openly interested in him until it was clear Chelsea werenít selling. To turn from him to Wesley as our main striker is strategically a bizarre move.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1113 on: November 12, 2019, 02:19:36 PM »
We needed someone to make the ball stick up front and that's what we thought Wesley would be. I reckon that they also realised that they needed another option (a replacement for Tammy if you like) and that's the player we didn't get, but hopefully will get in January.
As it turns out, so far Wesley looks to me like (at this level) his ability to make the ball stick is not brilliant although i think with players around him to give better support you would see that improve, there are signs there (Everton at Home in particular) that he can do it. What has pleasantly surprised me is his finishing and general ability to get on the end of things created for him. The other attacking players haven't created bucket loads for him but he's generally done well with what he has been given, piss poor penalty against Norwich and blazing shot over the bar against Wolves aside.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1114 on: November 12, 2019, 06:07:48 PM »
Wesley needs (i) the ball on the deck and (ii) players closer to him with whom he can trade passes; neither of which has been evident so far.
If we are going to play AEG and Trezeguet, they need to be working harder to link with each other and Wesley, not just hauling their arse up and down the wing: all three have talent but are not combining it to greatest effect. The two fullbacks can do more of the wing-work, with Marv and Luiz covering them defensively.

I don't think it's too complicated, but they do need to be fitter and be better at ball retention.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1115 on: November 12, 2019, 06:22:39 PM »
Yeah good points. Trezeguet and el ghazi playing  on the flanks is a complete waste of time when youíve got Wes up front.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1116 on: November 12, 2019, 11:08:09 PM »
Whatever we may think of them at time of writing, best of luck to Wes and Dug over the coming days - it must be such a feeling to get a call up to the iconic Brazilian first team.


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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1117 on: November 12, 2019, 11:23:55 PM »
Well he can fuck off.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1118 on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:00 PM »
Ibrahimović is available on a free transfer in the January window when his LA Galaxy contract ends.
Please let have a short term option !

He wouldn't sign, and he's a massive bellend.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1119 on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:56 PM »
This will go to his agents head and he'll be demanding a pay rise

Yes, and there's a good chance Wes will murder some babies while he's there. The bastard.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1120 on: November 13, 2019, 12:28:16 AM »
From what I have seen you could partner him with the best forward in the world and he's still be what he is,  but I hope he proves us wrong. It seems like we get this position consistently wrong. Stars burn brightly for a while then fall to earth or as in this case,  they just splutter along like damp squibs.

The last three players we've had regularly in this position were Benteke, Kodjia and Abraham. What failures they were...

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1121 on: November 13, 2019, 07:46:06 AM »
He doesnít look it at the moment, just guess we have got to wait, although I hope we buy a striker in January. Is it because Wes isnít that good? Hasnít settled? or we are using him wrong?

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1122 on: November 13, 2019, 07:46:35 AM »
You can probably include Grabban as well.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1123 on: November 13, 2019, 09:08:11 AM »
Hopefully he keeps the morale (no pun intended) up and comes back fighting.

Hatem Ben Arfa is a free agent..

It might be worth having a look at how many through balls he got which he could do something with - admittedly he doesn't get himself into positions where they want to pass a lot but it might highlight whether the midfield should be doing more to support him.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1124 on: November 13, 2019, 09:19:18 AM »
From what I have seen you could partner him with the best forward in the world and he's still be what he is,  but I hope he proves us wrong. It seems like we get this position consistently wrong. Stars burn brightly for a while then fall to earth or as in this case,  they just splutter along like damp squibs.

The last three players we've had regularly in this position were Benteke, Kodjia and Abraham. What failures they were...

Isn't the fact that you've included Benteke who left 4Ĺ years ago, and Kodjia, who's had one good season for us, sort of making his point that we've consistently got the striker position wrong?  The big money signings of McCormack, Ayew, Gestede and Hogan, as well as the decision not to sign another forward this season would make me think he's got a point to be honest.

 


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