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Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #375 on: October 22, 2020, 11:23:30 PM »
One of the best things about that article is it doesn’t mention grealish once.  A sure sign that other players are stepping up.

Very valid point. The understanding between him and Jack and then add SJM into the mix and it could become quite dynamic

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #376 on: October 22, 2020, 11:25:21 PM »
I thought he was a brilliant player while at Everton. Then Mr Average when with Chelsea. It’s clear he needs plenty of game time, a squad rotation system doesn’t suit him at all. His shot from outside the box is something he is always capable of and won us the game.  And the good thing is that he will improve as he gels into the team. Keep it up Ross.

Something I read yesterday which I think rings true - he needs a setup with enough solidity to allow him to stay forward as much as possible, but with enough other attacking options that he has space to move. Although reading that back, I suppose it could just describe any attacker.

Apparently nobody on either side lost the ball more often than him, but that because he's the one trying things that result in 92nd minute winners.

He's looks much better for us than I thought he would.

Aye, same. 

Didn't realise how quick he was either.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #377 on: October 24, 2020, 08:14:34 AM »
Had a poor game last night, but was far from alone in that. Overall his contribution so far has been excellent.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #378 on: October 24, 2020, 08:49:23 AM »
The midfield didn’t click, SJM, Jack and Barkley, there was none of that fluidity and nothing was coming off. I’m convinced it was down to a very aggressive and direct approach Leeds played and nothing more. If either Jacks mazy run or Konsa’s looped in it might have swung the other way. They were mighty impressive throughout the pitch.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #379 on: October 24, 2020, 12:12:59 PM »
Is he carrying an injury ?

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #380 on: October 24, 2020, 12:26:38 PM »
He said he was after the Leicester game. Certainly was carrying an attitude and application problem last night. A spell on the bench watching Hourihane start v Southampton might be the trick I think.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #381 on: October 24, 2020, 01:44:00 PM »
Attitude and application problem? Deserves a spell on the bench? Before yesterday’s game he was absolutely brilliant, scored the winner in the last game, having articles written about him about specifically what a great attitude he’s got about joining us and since being at the club.
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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #382 on: October 24, 2020, 01:46:43 PM »
He said he was after the Leicester game. Certainly was carrying an attitude and application problem last night. A spell on the bench watching Hourihane start v Southampton might be the trick I think.

What attitude and application problem was this?

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #383 on: October 24, 2020, 01:53:50 PM »
Attitude and application problem? Deserves a spell on the bench? Before yesterday’s game he was absolutely brilliant, scored the winner in the last game, having articles written about him about specifically what a great attitude he’s got about joining us and since being at the club.

I was actually disappointed with his performance in Leicester game up to 91st minute. Of course it all gets forgotten with him winning the game and I'd certainly sign up for him doing that another 10 times this season but given what I've seen in the past I thought he'd be one of those midfielders who can take games by scruff of the neck (as he did v Liverpool).

Was a bit Hourihane lite yesterday v high press so hopefully that's a one off.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #384 on: October 24, 2020, 02:02:09 PM »
Anyone who thinks Hourihane was the answer last night didn't watch us play last year much. The game would have passed him by. Although possibly he might have punched Bamford in the face after his feigning injury and then scoring the first goal, so on the other hand ....

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #385 on: October 24, 2020, 02:14:39 PM »
Attitude and application problem? Deserves a spell on the bench? Before yesterday’s game he was absolutely brilliant, scored the winner in the last game, having articles written about him about specifically what a great attitude he’s got about joining us and since being at the club.

I was actually disappointed with his performance in Leicester game up to 91st minute. Of course it all gets forgotten with him winning the game and I'd certainly sign up for him doing that another 10 times this season but given what I've seen in the past I thought he'd be one of those midfielders who can take games by scruff of the neck (as he did v Liverpool).

Was a bit Hourihane lite yesterday v high press so hopefully that's a one off.

He also played with a now well documented injury. It likely limited what he did and reveals why he looked short on fitness in both games since Liverpool. I’d say given that he still played in those games says something about his attitude than the contrary.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #386 on: October 24, 2020, 02:18:12 PM »
I thought he looked laboured and made some very sloppy passes.
If a player is struggling then they should be subbed.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #387 on: October 24, 2020, 07:43:45 PM »
He said he was after the Leicester game. Certainly was carrying an attitude and application problem last night. A spell on the bench watching Hourihane start v Southampton might be the trick I think.

What attitude and application problem was this?

Rewatch the second goal

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #388 on: October 24, 2020, 10:00:19 PM »
I don’t think he is well.   He looked ill.   Rather than an injury.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #389 on: October 24, 2020, 10:26:48 PM »
I thought they were all poor Friday , wouldn’t see Barkley as any different.

 


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