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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 42451 times)

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #795 on: February 19, 2020, 03:24:52 PM »
...and not only slow, but miles away from being the required fitness as well.
his fitness looks to be improving. As I said on the post-match thread, he looked OK. I’ll admit he still looks off the prem pace though. Hopefully he’s firing for the Southampton match.

Offline Risso

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #796 on: February 19, 2020, 04:03:58 PM »
How is “off Prem pace” remotely acceptable for a team hoping to stay in the Premier League. He’s just made a team with no pace even slower.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #797 on: February 19, 2020, 07:23:06 PM »
Played some good balls, but they ran past him a lot. Also seems to develop a 'shit-myself' position when he has to change his mind on the ball and can't get his legs to work on time!

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #798 on: February 19, 2020, 07:27:46 PM »
Pre-judged, condemned and already written off by some based on his time at Burnley/Chelsea it seems to me.  I prefer to give the bloke at least a chance.  He hasn't been great

I fully agree

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #799 on: February 19, 2020, 07:31:46 PM »
It isn't in the slightest acceptable...... and ridiculous recruitment like this is why we find ourselves in the position we are in.
There must have been other options out there - maybe younger players with something to prove and with optimum fitness levels offering the team 90 minutes of graft rather than an overweight has been who is blowing out of his arse after 20 minutes

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #800 on: February 19, 2020, 07:43:09 PM »
It isn't in the slightest acceptable...... and ridiculous recruitment like this is why we find ourselves in the position we are in.
There must have been other options out there - maybe younger players with something to prove and with optimum fitness levels offering the team 90 minutes of graft rather than an overweight has been who is blowing out of his arse after 20 minutes

I can't get my head around those saying "hopefully he'll be firing by the weekend".

He's been with us for 5 weeks? He's nowhere near. He won't be anywhere near on Saturday either if he plays.

Offline themossman

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #801 on: February 19, 2020, 07:46:44 PM »
Interesting analysis doing the rounds on his stats vs spurs. Good passing stats and terrible tackling and interception stats. Which would explain why I thought he did ok and others think very differently.

The closest thing we have to an effective cdm is marvelous and he really isn’t one. Our biggest failure this season is the lack of a proper, big ugly bastard in the middle and SJM coming back won’t change that.

CDM is Surely exactly what Nakamba is

I don’t think he’s especially effective in that role or he’d be picking himself given the lack of options. I think he’s too inconsistent for that job, and more of a continuity player than an outright play spoiler.

Offline N'ZMAV

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #802 on: February 19, 2020, 08:45:18 PM »
Djembax2 was no worse than Drinkwater

Offline Pete3206

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #803 on: February 19, 2020, 10:08:46 PM »
His legs have gone and he'll struggle to find another club next season.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #804 on: February 19, 2020, 10:19:43 PM »
His legs have gone and he'll struggle to find another club next season.

I'd prefer if the Drinky experiment was put to an end. Let's just go with our own players to the end, rejig the formation if required, and see where it takes us. Smith is as stubborn as a mule unfortunately

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #805 on: February 19, 2020, 10:27:52 PM »
In fairness to ‘drinky’ starting him then replacing him with nakamba makes absolutely no sense. Starting him and bringing luiz on makes some sense.

Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #806 on: February 20, 2020, 11:01:06 AM »
There is a good footballer in there , the problem is he is paralyzed.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #807 on: February 20, 2020, 11:46:43 AM »
Djembax2 was no worse than Drinkwater

High praise indeed :-)

Offline Smithy

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #808 on: February 20, 2020, 09:18:15 PM »
I genuinely don't remember seeing much of Drinkwater the year they won the league, my focus was totally at the other end of the table.  So has he lost a lot of pace? Or was he never particularly quick, and that failing was covered in midfield by Kante being lightning over 5 yards?

I'm just wondering if at his best he wasn't particularly mobile, and all we're missing is match sharpness,, or is he a shadow of who he was physically?

Offline paul_e

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #809 on: February 20, 2020, 10:12:51 PM »
Was never quick but didn't stop running and read the game well. I think the reading of the game is still there but he's not got the legs to get around at the minute.

 


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