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Offline brontebilly

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #435 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 #436 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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Offline nigel

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #437 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 #438 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.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #439 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 #440 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 #441 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 #442 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 #443 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!

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #444 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 #445 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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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #446 on: July 01, 2020, 10:57:41 AM »
Out for 3 weeks

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #447 on: July 01, 2020, 12:56:48 PM »
Out for 3 weeks
and then back to square one fitness wise for the last few games.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #448 on: July 01, 2020, 01:09:05 PM »
Out for 3 weeks
and then back to square one fitness wise for the last few games.

Last few games?  Our final match is 26 July, bet he doesn't play again this season.

Offline Luke8

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #449 on: July 01, 2020, 01:12:26 PM »
Out for 3 weeks

Confirmed? Thatís not good news if that is the case.

We do seem to have been one of the least fortunate teams with injuries. Currently missing (arguably) four of our first choice back five, our main striker and have a half fit John McGinn.

 


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