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Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1425 on: February 01, 2023, 10:20:33 PM »
I wonder if he realises he's returned from Ballbagspor as the Messiah and new lethal striker.

I for one hope he's broken free of the routine of 9 games loping around the pitch doing absolutely fuck all for every 1 decent performance.

I know his style is languid, but he takes it to an extreme sometimes.

It's the old cliche, but if was consistently as brilliant as we've seen him be, he wouldn't be playing for us.

It's known as a Carewism.

Offline Olof's Beard

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1426 on: February 01, 2023, 10:24:24 PM »
I wonder if he realises he's returned from Ballbagspor as the Messiah and new lethal striker.

I for one hope he's broken free of the routine of 9 games loping around the pitch doing absolutely fuck all for every 1 decent performance.

I know his style is languid, but he takes it to an extreme sometimes.

He averaged an assist or goal every three games in his first season with us then barely played in his 2nd. I think '9 games doing fuck all' is demonstrably harsh!

I like him too, I think I have a bit of a soft spot for most of the 'lockdown season' team because they played the best attacking football I'd seen from a Villa side for yonks. Grealish was a big reason for that of course but the likes of Traore and El Ghazi more than played their part.

I think he looked ok in a couple of cameos under Gerrard at the back end of last season, especially given he'd been out for a long time. It's a sensible decision to bring him back and keep our powder dry ahead of the summer. I'm sure he'll contribute under this manager.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2023, 12:09:35 AM by Olof's Beard »

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1427 on: February 01, 2023, 11:12:40 PM »
He's our attacker with the highest ceiling, bar probably Coutinho. Worth a look and shouldn't have been loaned out to begin with.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1428 on: February 02, 2023, 12:09:10 PM »
I was surprised to learn Bert is still only 27.  It seems like he's been around for ages.  He must have plenty left in the tank, surely?

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1429 on: February 02, 2023, 01:55:29 PM »
I hope hes not back just to make up the numbers on the bench because I reckon Emery could really get the best out of Bert.  Is it confirmed that hes injured though?

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1430 on: February 02, 2023, 01:58:43 PM »
I hope hes not back just to make up the numbers on the bench because I reckon Emery could really get the best out of Bert.  Is it confirmed that hes injured though?

Without speaking directly to a physio we can't be certain (just in case anyone feels the need to demand proof) but all the local journos are saying he's still injured but will be back in a week or 2, I'm sure Emery will give an update tomorrow though, he's been pretty open about injuries so far.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1431 on: February 03, 2023, 01:11:55 AM »
Apologies if posted already -Im ina different time zone - Bertie is the new number 9.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1432 on: February 03, 2023, 01:41:31 AM »
Always viewed him as a lazy player who if the ball wasn't at his feet he lost interest. No doubting his skill but to me the drive was absent. Interesting to see hoe he goeswith a top manager to work with him.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1433 on: February 03, 2023, 02:29:07 AM »
Apologies if posted already -Im ina different time zone - Bertie is the new number 9.

Where I am he's the new number 3.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1434 on: February 03, 2023, 03:19:15 AM »
Apologies if posted already -Im ina different time zone - Bertie is the new number 9.

Where I am he's the new number 3.

I'm on the astral plane where time is not of the essence, so don't zone me.

He's not a number, he is a free man!

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1435 on: February 03, 2023, 08:27:39 AM »
Im ina different time zone

Hope the traffic didn't delay your return from Tipton.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1436 on: February 03, 2023, 10:45:51 AM »
Traore isn't anywhere near a CF in the real sense and I'm sure Emery is aware of that. For what it's worth neither do I think Watkins is even though he is a striker.  One that works extremely hard off the ball. Now, if it can be instilled into Traore that he has to work like Watkins and add that to his maverick skills we might solve a problem and pose different problems for teams not least our own but it might be worth it.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1437 on: February 03, 2023, 11:14:59 AM »
Im ina different time zone

Hope the traffic didn't delay your return from Tipton.

Marston Green, but working nights.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1438 on: February 03, 2023, 11:25:28 AM »
Traore isn't anywhere near a CF in the real sense and I'm sure Emery is aware of that. For what it's worth neither do I think Watkins is even though he is a striker.  One that works extremely hard off the ball. Now, if it can be instilled into Traore that he has to work like Watkins and add that to his maverick skills we might solve a problem and pose different problems for teams not least our own but it might be worth it.

Traore is never going to work as hard as Watkins. Watkins is never going to have Traore's touch or instinct. We can use them both.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Returned
« Reply #1439 on: February 03, 2023, 11:33:12 AM »
Traore isn't anywhere near a CF in the real sense and I'm sure Emery is aware of that. For what it's worth neither do I think Watkins is even though he is a striker.  One that works extremely hard off the ball. Now, if it can be instilled into Traore that he has to work like Watkins and add that to his maverick skills we might solve a problem and pose different problems for teams not least our own but it might be worth it.

Traore is never going to work as hard as Watkins. Watkins is never going to have Traore's touch or instinct. We can use them both.

If you had the best of both players you'd have a 100m player. If you had the worst, you'd basically end up with me.

 


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