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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 38809 times)

Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #570 on: January 19, 2020, 11:27:14 AM »
I think it is "match sharpness" rather than "match fit" that Drinkwater lacks.


Itís the same thing

I've just double checked in the Collins English Dictionary and it really isn't.  "Fit" has a completely different meaning to "sharp".  Drinkwater could well be fit enough but he isn't sharp enough due to his complete lack of game time recently.
Oh dear, can you now look up the word ď pedanticĒ

There's 'fit' and 'match fit'.  I knew what you meant.

Offline dorsetvillian

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #571 on: January 19, 2020, 11:27:42 AM »
I thought he had a decent game. Put his foot in, demanded more from those around him and didn't hide. He clattered a Brighton player early on which set the tone. We need more of that. Tired in second half which is understandable.  Needs more minutes. Could do with s

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #572 on: January 19, 2020, 11:31:40 AM »
I think he needs to start and be substituted as he tires.  We need his experience at the moment as we have been lacking that in the middle and it has showed.  It is painful watching him getting back up to speed but I think we need to persevere with him.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #573 on: January 19, 2020, 11:33:23 AM »
To be honest if he was match fit we probably wouldn't have got him, we have to be realistic!

But what's the end game, taking as granted Dean Smith's bullishness on the subject of game time being the only way to get him match fit.

With 15 games left do we risk playing someone who isn't ready for first team football in every single game, by the end of which he's up to speed just in time to go back to Chelsea and become unfit again? They'll never play him and we can't afford his wages, so I don't see how this situation works out well for any of the 3 parties.

It's a waste of fucking time and energy and worse yet, judging by his performances so far, a further risk to our chances of survival.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #574 on: January 19, 2020, 11:43:01 AM »
Will he, should he play Tuesday?

Will? Probably
Should? No

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #575 on: January 19, 2020, 11:44:24 AM »
I'd rate him about a 3 for Man City and a 4.5 for yesterday.  Let's face it, he's been poor, whatever the reasons.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #576 on: January 19, 2020, 12:16:40 PM »
Nothing would please me more than for Drinkwater to come out against Watford and roll the clock back three years and put in a decent shift.

Alas, the man is clearly a busted flush and I'm annoyed that a player in such a poor condition has been brought to the club. The red flag had to be his near non contribution, to a not great Burnley team, containing the likes of Ashley Westwood.

Offline Big Ming

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #577 on: January 19, 2020, 01:06:48 PM »
Look forward to seeing what he can do when he is actually fit to play.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #578 on: January 19, 2020, 01:11:11 PM »
Look forward to seeing what he can do when he is actually fit to play.

Around March time ? The only thing in Drinkys favour is none of our midfielders are performing consistently so he will keep getting chances.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #579 on: January 19, 2020, 01:12:57 PM »
Not sure all the negativity helps really but hey that is what itís like these days.
Hope it works out for the guy.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #580 on: January 19, 2020, 01:18:05 PM »
Kicking it way off target and leaps miles over the bar from Trezeguet excellent pull back ,in second half ,was nothing to do with his match fitness just ability and technics.
Positively i did see him play the vardy ball over the top but it didn't come off as think Brighton wise to it on occasion.
However with a new firing striker then Drinkwater asset of playing the pass he did so regularly in Leicester season and one Henderson sometimes has done for Liverpool has an asset.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #581 on: January 21, 2020, 10:29:17 PM »
He was actually better tonight. Still not great and righty hooked but definitely better.

Offline CT Villan

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #582 on: January 21, 2020, 10:37:54 PM »
I think he is going to be useful in a few weeks once he's fully match-fit. If anything, by starting the games now he is making Luiz prove himself, which seems to be having a positive affect.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #583 on: January 21, 2020, 10:37:58 PM »
He was actually better tonight. Still not great and righty hooked but definitely better.

he could and should have been hooked at half time he was that poor.

Found a few decent passes early on but the pace was simply too much for him, the longer the first half went on the more he struggled.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #584 on: January 21, 2020, 10:40:57 PM »
Unimpressed. He looksfinisherd to me. Slow poor concentration and takes too long on the ball. A liability