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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #841 on: May 09, 2021, 05:32:21 PM »
i think he is a number 10
He could certainly play that role.Would he be more suited to being a wide attacker with Ollie doing the same and Jack being the false no 9 as one poster suggested ?

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #842 on: May 09, 2021, 05:33:28 PM »
i think he is a number 10
He could certainly play that role.Would he be more suited to being a wide attacker with Ollie doing the same and Jack being the false no 9 as one poster suggested ?


I've wanted us to play that way for ages, I think it would suit us perfectly.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #843 on: May 09, 2021, 05:57:50 PM »
Imagine if Traore was consistent??

He'd probably still be at Chelsea if that was the case

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #844 on: May 09, 2021, 06:03:23 PM »
Brilliant goal by Bertrand.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #845 on: May 09, 2021, 06:03:25 PM »
Imagine if Traore was consistent??

He'd probably still be at Chelsea if that was the case

It's his lack of effort without the ball that's the big problem. They hosed us down our right flank in the first half particularly. All because he couldn't or wouldn't track Shaw. You don't get away with that against most teams in this division. It was the same with Bale yesterday for Spurs, not trying a leg without the ball and it cost them.

Certainly has talent and looked dangerous around their box throughout. Cracking goal too.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #846 on: May 09, 2021, 06:09:35 PM »
Imagine if Traore was consistent??

He'd probably still be at Chelsea if that was the case

It's his lack of effort without the ball that's the big problem. They hosed us down our right flank in the first half particularly. All because he couldn't or wouldn't track Shaw. You don't get away with that against most teams in this division. It was the same with Bale yesterday for Spurs, not trying a leg without the ball and it cost them.

Certainly has talent and looked dangerous around their box throughout. Cracking goal too.

My preference would be that we played three CM that play as 8s, similar to Liverpool.  Then they wingers would not have to track back as much.  Currently Barkley/the 10 doesnít do enough so the wingers are expected to track back.

I donít think it suits McGinn, Traore, Luiz and possibly El Ghazi to play this way, so I donít understand why we are doing it to accommodate an out of form/not our player Barkley.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #847 on: May 09, 2021, 06:14:44 PM »
I agree with Dante, a flat 3 across midfield with McGinn/Sanson pushing out to help on the left and Luiz/Ramsey doing the same on the right then add big strong ball winner in between (but who can play a bit). That way you can rotate the front 3 so 1-2 of them are always pressing the ball in the opposition half.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #848 on: May 23, 2021, 08:09:23 PM »
Immense, brilliant, infuriating, awful. I dont think I have ever seen a more inconsistent player.

Posting a goal/assist in every 2.7 games, very good winger stats.

If we could see some Matt Targett levels of improvement from him next season he could be a huge asset.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #849 on: May 23, 2021, 08:54:51 PM »
I love him. Heís a bums off your seats player and one a second later you might be slaughtering. But I think one or two goals aside (Palace and Man U) the others I think have been superb. And heís only going to improve.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #850 on: May 23, 2021, 09:14:22 PM »
sometimes he looks effortless in what he can do , but also he looks so lightweight

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #851 on: May 23, 2021, 09:19:59 PM »
Was directly behind the goal in the north stand upper tier, thought what the hell he doing , it's flying over the cross bar, second I thinking wtf,

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #852 on: May 23, 2021, 09:21:47 PM »
As others have said, he's very inconsistent, but jesus, some of the things he is able to do with the ball would be worth the entrance fee alone. One worth sticking with for sure.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #853 on: May 23, 2021, 09:25:28 PM »
As much as he needs to contribute in other areas of the game the one thing that I hope is never coached out of him is his creativity and unpredictability. Thatís what makes him superb to watch and at times impossible to defend against. Two of my favourite non goal moments this season is the way he took down the ball on the run at Man City and left Kevin DeBruyne on his arse, and in similar fashion skinned Allan at Everton. Incredible skill.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #854 on: May 23, 2021, 09:28:57 PM »
He can be 8 or 9 out of the 10 with the ball, but then 2 or 3 out of 10 a few moments later. I can't recall a player who can be so good and so bad within the space of a few seconds.

 


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