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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (back to obscurity)  (Read 50928 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #555 on: January 19, 2020, 01:12:31 AM »
Disagree. We looked good second with him on. Luiz takes 20 yards extra to tackle and rescue the ball, as he's naive and bit too easily bypassed. Drinkwater, together with the wing backs being further up, grabbed territory.

The subs were positive and kept the momentum up.

I'd agree with this. I think Drinkwater was noticeably higher up the pitch at the start of the 2nd half and the pressing that resulted pushed them deeper meaning that, when we made the changes, Vassilev kept the pressing up and Luiz had loads of space to do what we want him to do which is take a touch or 2 and spread the play (the best example being his excellent pass for the goal).

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #556 on: January 19, 2020, 04:14:39 AM »
Get him match fit and he will be a decent loan. We still need someone with a bit more about them in midfield though, we lack the physicality of a lot of the teams around us.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #557 on: January 19, 2020, 05:18:40 AM »
Maybe Drinkwater will come good but we cannot afford to have him getting match fit in the first team. There was a marked difference in the quality once he was replaced.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #558 on: January 19, 2020, 06:25:43 AM »
There is only one way to get a player match fit.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #559 on: January 19, 2020, 10:49:39 AM »
I’d rather play Lansbury, Drinkwater has been that bad.
We know Lansbury will never make a significant contribution.  It's possible Drinkwater will once he's up to speed.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #560 on: January 19, 2020, 10:57:01 AM »
To be honest if he was match fit we probably wouldn't have got him, we have to be realistic!

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #561 on: January 19, 2020, 10:58:51 AM »
I think it is "match sharpness" rather than "match fit" that Drinkwater lacks.

I agree with others that we can't afford to carry someone at this point.  For me, Drinkwater needs to get his minutes as a sub and let's see where we are in a month/6 weeks.  That tackle yesterday summed up for me just how far away Drinkwater is. 

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #562 on: January 19, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
Crap first half better second.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #563 on: January 19, 2020, 11:13:37 AM »
I think it is "match sharpness" rather than "match fit" that Drinkwater lacks.


It’s the same thing

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #564 on: January 19, 2020, 11:17:01 AM »
I think it is "match sharpness" rather than "match fit" that Drinkwater lacks.


It’s 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.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #565 on: January 19, 2020, 11:18:36 AM »
I think it is "match sharpness" rather than "match fit" that Drinkwater lacks.


It’s 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 “ pedantic”

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #566 on: January 19, 2020, 11:19:32 AM »
Maybe Drinkwater will come good but we cannot afford to have him getting match fit in the first team. There was a marked difference in the quality once he was replaced.

With the only alternative being the U23s then first team football is the only way he is going to get that sharpness. His job as I see it us to do the dirty work that lets the others play a bit and he did that in the second half. There was a stat half way through it that they had not had a single shot in that period which is in part down to his improvement, along with others, and consequently forced them into changes.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #567 on: January 19, 2020, 11:19:53 AM »
He didn't look fit enough.  Jogging around while the game carried on around him.  His first two games have been really, really poor. 

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #568 on: January 19, 2020, 11:22:20 AM »
Thought he was slow and sloppy in the first half, but improved as the game went on, it's alarming that he has been starting, as it shows the lack of depth in the squad.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #569 on: January 19, 2020, 11:23:19 AM »
Will he, should he play Tuesday?

 


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