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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 37754 times)

Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #660 on: January 30, 2020, 02:15:49 PM »
He hasn't had a good game yet, not even a half decent one.

You're not keen on him are ya

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #661 on: January 30, 2020, 02:17:08 PM »
I thought he was truly awful against Brighton, but played OK against Watford. He was showing for the ball and moving it on intelligently. He plays the Ashley Westwood type role who for my sins I was a fan. Its a much harder role than it looks. He needs to get fit and up to speed, but I think we'll see a fair bit of him this season

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #662 on: January 30, 2020, 02:39:33 PM »
He hasn't had a good game yet, not even a half decent one.
Yeah we know Risso. 

If you want to write him off fair enough, you may well be right.  But I'd rather give him chance to see if he can make a positive contribution.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #663 on: January 30, 2020, 02:47:20 PM »
He hasn't had a good game yet, not even a half decent one.

You're not keen on him are ya

Nope, can’t stand wasters like him. More interested in going out than his career, and I don’t want to see the club suffer while he attempts to make up for two years on the lash. He’s shit.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #664 on: January 30, 2020, 03:05:48 PM »
He hasn't had a good game yet, not even a half decent one.

You're not keen on him are ya

Nope, can’t stand wasters like him. More interested in going out than his career, and I don’t want to see the club suffer while he attempts to make up for two years on the lash. He’s shit.

Fair play, it's all about opinions. I'm sure time will tell

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #665 on: January 30, 2020, 08:07:39 PM »
I thought he was truly awful against Brighton, but played OK against Watford. He was showing for the ball and moving it on intelligently. He plays the Ashley Westwood type role who for my sins I was a fan. Its a much harder role than it looks. He needs to get fit and up to speed, but I think we'll see a fair bit of him this season

Thought he was dreadful v Watford too. Could and should have been hooked at half time.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #666 on: January 30, 2020, 08:10:27 PM »
He was just after, with Smith admitting "it wasn't his game."

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #667 on: January 30, 2020, 09:55:35 PM »
May be but other than man city game we have done quite well in games he has played. We need him as part of the squad,

We were losing both games with him on the pitch.
It's not as if he was on his Tod out there ;-)

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #668 on: February 16, 2020, 05:40:56 PM »
Good grief.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #669 on: February 16, 2020, 05:42:29 PM »
Another tactical master class to start him. Brilliant move smith 👍

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #670 on: February 16, 2020, 05:44:08 PM »
Wonder if there's something in the loan deal he has to start when fit?

He's had four weeks off given he missed the Bournemouth and Leicester games yet was again gassed long before the hour.

Surely it makes more sense brining him on last twenty minutes?

He just dosen't have the energy and mobility to play 90 minutes at this level anymore.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #671 on: February 16, 2020, 05:46:08 PM »
Can we just say it was a nice idea that hasn't worked.

It's like watching a grounded tug boat trying to turn around in the mud.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #672 on: February 16, 2020, 05:46:58 PM »
Looks like someone who has just stumbled out of the pub.

Brilliant tactics by Smith to pick him ahead of Nakamba.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #673 on: February 16, 2020, 05:47:02 PM »
Whatever made him the player he was at Leicester, that convinced Chelsea to part with £35 million (yes that’s right) he no longer has, no longer is and never again will be.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #674 on: February 16, 2020, 05:53:02 PM »
I watched him a bit more closely today, expecting to see an improvement given he's had a month with us now, getting fit and up to speed.  Clearly he can play a bit with the ball, and can be very tidy in possession, but he is SO immobile without it.  His speed over the first 5 yards, especially when changing direction is shockingly poor.  I don't know if this is because his legs have gone, or if it's just something that's exposed in the way we play, but I can't believe he played centre-mid in a league winning side just a few years ago.

It makes me wonder just how good Kante must be.