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Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1125 on: November 13, 2019, 09:52:25 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?
Itís the most difficult position on the pitch, particularly playing as a lone striker. He isnít up to it, I donít think he is necessarily a bad player and he will improve. He would be ok in the Championship.
But he is a long way off Premier League level right now and we cannot afford to wait to see if he wil get there. There are some fundamental problems with his game, inability to pick the flight of the ball and a lack of movement. We took a huge gamble on him without back up and we have to try and get someone in January or we will struggle to stay up.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1126 on: November 13, 2019, 10:46:57 AM »
I think you're obsessed with Wesley, footy.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1127 on: November 13, 2019, 12:27:25 PM »
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.

I think you are right

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1128 on: November 13, 2019, 12:55:48 PM »
The big money signings of McCormack, Ayew, Gestede and Hogan ...
Of all the strikers mentioned in this and other posters, the only one that would enhance our squad now  - in terms of the way he's playing now - would be Jordan Ayew. He looks strong and sharp even if he's not scoring many.
Not that I'd necessarily be in favour of bringing him back.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1129 on: November 13, 2019, 01:07:38 PM »
The big money signings of McCormack, Ayew, Gestede and Hogan ...
Of all the strikers mentioned in this and other posters, the only one that would enhance our squad now  - in terms of the way he's playing now - would be Jordan Ayew. He looks strong and sharp even if he's not scoring many.
Not that I'd necessarily be in favour of bringing him back.

Yeah, that's my sort of thinking. I'll always like Ayew as he was one of the very few who looked like he gave a shit in 2015-16 and he played pretty well for us. I still think he looks a reasonable PL centre forward now but you tend to think a bit greedily when we have the owners that we do, and i'm not sure 'reasonable' is the type of standard i'd like us to sign.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1130 on: November 15, 2019, 06:58:09 PM »
Got a couple of minutes at the end of Brazil's one-nil defeat to Argentina in Saudi Arabia. I was only watching on a small phone screen with no replays or commentary but looked like he missed a half-decent chance to equalise during his brief cameo. Luiz didn't get off the bench.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1131 on: November 25, 2019, 10:00:39 PM »
Sorry but he isn't  good enough. I'd seriously consider getting rid in the s.ummer if he doesn't improve.

Very lazy performance tonight.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1132 on: November 25, 2019, 10:03:05 PM »
I thought he played well tonight.

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1133 on: November 25, 2019, 10:03:40 PM »
Lazy? He absolutely ran his bollocks off. I get some of the criticism but calling him lazy on the back of that effort tonight is daft.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1134 on: November 25, 2019, 10:05:17 PM »
Lazy? He absolutely ran his bollocks off. I get some of the criticism but calling him lazy on the back of that effort tonight is daft.

He ran his arse off - proper shift

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1135 on: November 25, 2019, 10:07:41 PM »
His general link up play and effort was good, but he just does not look like scoring.
For a Centre forward that is a problem.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1136 on: November 25, 2019, 10:07:42 PM »
 Ran all night, just canít finish a gilt edged chance for shit.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1137 on: November 25, 2019, 10:09:23 PM »
Thought he did well and made a big contribution leading the press

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1138 on: November 25, 2019, 10:13:36 PM »
Tried hard and at least got in a position to miss one sitter. But quality isn't there guys. Tammy Abraham or even Lewis Grabban would have scored a hatful against that Newcastle team tonight. At times in the first half I thought he was getting in AEGs way. Better in second half

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #1139 on: November 25, 2019, 10:17:23 PM »
The big fella played well tonight. Whatís hard for him and not his fault is we had Tammy last year banging in the goals for fun, however we wouldnít of got him for the money we paid for Wes.

 


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