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Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #420 on: June 28, 2020, 09:33:27 AM »
I thought Taylor, and particularly Duggie, did very well against Traore.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #421 on: June 28, 2020, 09:47:14 AM »
Realistically, how much of the 12m we paid would we get back on him?
 

Who would want him and his wages.  Another shit left back, only this time I fear we'll be stuck with him.
We jus don't seem to fucking learn do we?
Absolutely we don't. If I were Purslow I would have asked Pitarch and Smith, when it was first proposed, "Why do you think it's a good idea to pay 12m for a defender who is not first choice in a struggling team?".

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #422 on: June 28, 2020, 10:39:30 AM »
Left back has been an absolute graveyard for us as a team in the last 10 years, we haven't had a consistently decent one since Bouma.  Warnock had one good half season, and Luke Young did OK playing out of position for a bit, but since then, absolute shite with no exceptions.  Bennett, Luna, Cissokho, Richardson, Taylor and now this complete plant pot. 

(Actually, I supose Amavi looked the part at times, but very obviously didn't want to be here.)

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #423 on: June 28, 2020, 10:46:39 AM »
An unwanted, third choice left back from a side that were tipped to struggle, for 12m, why?

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #424 on: June 28, 2020, 10:58:09 AM »
Left back has been an absolute graveyard for us as a team in the last 10 years, we haven't had a consistently decent one since Bouma.  Warnock had one good half season, and Luke Young did OK playing out of position for a bit, but since then, absolute shite with no exceptions.  Bennett, Luna, Cissokho, Richardson, Taylor and now this complete plant pot. 

(Actually, I supose Amavi looked the part at times, but very obviously didn't want to be here.)

Valencia finished Warnock in that cup final. I genuinely hated watching him in our shirt after that. His confidence in bits and had a touch of the Targetts too in the courage department.

Don't forget Nickey Shorey, I know many have! Amavi showed promise early on but eventually was so poor he lost his place to some of the luminaries mentioned above.

With Targett, it beggars belief that Smith and Suso thought he would fit the bill.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #425 on: June 29, 2020, 07:30:22 PM »
Ok, so I couldn't help myself, I listened to Talk Sport on the way home from work and they were talking about Targett.  Being a hamstring injury waiting to happen especially as Dean Smith played him four times in 11 days, therefore, bringing the injury upon poor Matt.  Also, talking about Targett as a potential England International because Adrian Durham doesn't rate Ben Chilwell.  At least they weren't talking about Liverpool I suppose.
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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #426 on: June 29, 2020, 09:30:25 PM »
I actually think Targett is okay.
I think he's better in a wing back role and suits a 3-5-2 sort of formation.
When you have this type of player you have to have players fill in behind when they are up field. This hasn't happened and it leaves him exposed when we lose the ball.

It was exactly the same with Joe Bennett. It wasn't until Delph started covering behind that he started to get a bit of confidence. He had a great game vrs Chelsea and was pretty good for the last few games.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #427 on: June 30, 2020, 12:45:54 AM »
I don't mind Targett, he isn't a world beater but he's good enough for a non-relegated Premier League team which puts him in the upper echelons of current Villa players.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #428 on: June 30, 2020, 01:06:09 AM »
I don't mind Targett, he isn't a world beater but he's good enough for a non-relegated Premier League team which puts him in the upper echelons of current Villa players.

Wasn't good enough to get in Southampton's side and they were aa lower table side when he was there. 

In all fairness, his attacking play probably is of that standard, but his defending and his overall commitment to the cause this season have left a lot be desired.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #429 on: June 30, 2020, 06:20:18 AM »
He's shit and vastly overpriced. Another player who will see out his contract with us whilst contributing the minimum.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #430 on: June 30, 2020, 08:15:50 AM »
He's shit and vastly overpriced. Another player who will see out his contract with us whilst contributing the minimum.

Eh? He's hardly fucking Ross McCormack.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #431 on: June 30, 2020, 08:20:26 AM »
He's shit and vastly overpriced. Another player who will see out his contract with us whilst contributing the minimum.

Eh? He's hardly fucking Ross McCormack.
Ross McCormack contributed fuck all. Point still stands, he's nowhere near good enough and no one will take him from us. 

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #432 on: June 30, 2020, 08:55:09 AM »
I actually think Targett is okay.
I think he's better in a wing back role and suits a 3-5-2 sort of formation.
When you have this type of player you have to have players fill in behind when they are up field. This hasn't happened and it leaves him exposed when we lose the ball.

It was exactly the same with Joe Bennett. It wasn't until Delph started covering behind that he started to get a bit of confidence. He had a great game vrs Chelsea and was pretty good for the last few games.
Yep.
He's become the scapegoat for the collective clusterfuck that this squad has been over the course of the season.
He's no world-beater, but he ain't the worst we've seen.
And, yes, we overpaid for him!

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #433 on: July 01, 2020, 01:08:21 AM »
Has looked good at times going forward, links well with Jack, but not a good defender.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #434 on: July 01, 2020, 08:28:56 AM »
If we go down, he will be ok in the Championship.  For a Premier Division player though, he needs to improve.

 


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