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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 38608 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #750 on: February 17, 2020, 01:05:53 PM »
Every game he's started, we've lost the first half.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #751 on: February 17, 2020, 01:09:13 PM »
He makes an already porous central midfield even more porous. The people who signed him up must have had a look at his fitness and still decided to sign him and start him ahead of Hourahane and Nakamba.
Totally senseless.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #752 on: February 17, 2020, 01:10:21 PM »
The fact that we are helping this waster try to rejuvenate his career at the expense of our overall performances, and potentially our PL status, is galling.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #753 on: February 17, 2020, 01:50:34 PM »
The only real alternatives are Nakamba and Luiz, both of which I think have got better recently.

Stay up and I think a priority will be a brute of a defensive midfielder, as I anticipate the plan will be to get back to 433.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #754 on: February 17, 2020, 02:06:44 PM »
At Villa Park I would pick Hourihane over Drinkwater every single time. It’s clearly showing that he hasn’t played in a good while. Not the answer during a relegation battle and certainly not the player to bring back in against a team like Spurs.

Offline Pete3206

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #755 on: February 17, 2020, 02:29:22 PM »
Not fit, too slow and terrible first touch.

Not worked out and he must be dropped immediately.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #756 on: February 17, 2020, 02:52:53 PM »
Danny Drinkwater has made 5 tackles in 4 games and been dribbled past 16 times.

Statue.

Offline ktvillan

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #757 on: February 17, 2020, 03:33:27 PM »
I thought he did ok in the first half yesterday, especially the first half an hour when we were playing well.  He was involved in some decent link up play for some of our better moves.  At half time someone still managed to attribute blame for both goals to him, and plenty were saying he was utter gash.  Admittedly he is slow and gets bypassed a bit too easily but I just think he should get some credit where it's due as well.

Offline sirlordbaltimore

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #758 on: February 17, 2020, 03:44:25 PM »


I know it's not fashionable opinion, but after a slow start i thought he came into the game and did fine yesterday.

Well, until about 65 minutes when he was clearly blowing out his arse. We should've switched formation and gone for a three man midfield at that point IMHO

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #759 on: February 17, 2020, 03:50:46 PM »
Just seen this. Surely it cant be true? That truely is pathetic.




Offline David_Nab

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #760 on: February 17, 2020, 03:58:48 PM »
Other point made is that Jose targeted him  and had players swarm him when he got near the ball as he identified him as the weak link

He very first touch of the ball was to give the ball away  ,he tries but you can see he is a player who needs a pre-season.Trying to get him up to speed this late in the season is just not going to work.We have essentially taken a mid season loan who will need the rest of the season to get fit ...

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #761 on: February 17, 2020, 04:03:10 PM »
Danny Drinkwater has made 5 tackles in 4 games and been dribbled past 16 times.


I think that stat is milsleading.  He nicked the ball a good few times yesterday alone.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #762 on: February 17, 2020, 04:05:18 PM »
I'd like to know if the stats back up his effectiveness, does anyone know any as it would be useful to know? I'm thinking something like the number of tackles he's made or even how often he gets dribbled past.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #763 on: February 17, 2020, 04:34:00 PM »
I have no issue with trying to improve what we have, and taking a punt with someone like Drinkwater but he strikes me as a less fit Hourihane without the goals and freekicks. He should be relegated to a bit part player, making up the numbers rather like this striker from Swansea.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #764 on: February 17, 2020, 04:34:59 PM »
Danny Drinkwater has made 5 tackles in 4 games and been dribbled past 16 times.


I think that stat is milsleading.  He nicked the ball a good few times yesterday alone.

Yeah im not sure how accurate that was. Surely it cant be that bad?