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Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1320 on: March 06, 2021, 10:46:41 PM »
Really can't understand the decision to bring him on in a deeper midfield role tonight and he nearly cost us.  Just isn't working out at the moment and I guess it is costing us big money as well.

Was it a strictly deeper role, or just him trying adjust to advice he has been given?
I’m just delighted we didn’t spunk £25m on him, as before this season that would’ve looked an okay fee.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 11:44:03 PM by Dante Lavelli »

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1321 on: March 06, 2021, 11:23:05 PM »
He's not injured any more, and he'll have been training and not just increasing fitness from playing matches, but whether starting or coming on as sub, he's been really, really poor.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1322 on: March 06, 2021, 11:27:31 PM »
I've given up on him to be honest now. He doesn't work hard enough and doesn't bring enough to the team to tolerate his lack of pressing. Mentally now I think he knows this season isn't going anywhere for him and he isn't switched on.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1323 on: March 06, 2021, 11:28:32 PM »
I've given up on him to be honest now. He doesn't work hard enough and doesn't bring enough to the team to tolerate his lack of pressing. Mentally now I think he knows this season isn't going anywhere for him and he isn't switched on.

That sounds about right to me.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1324 on: March 07, 2021, 07:47:28 AM »
I was really excited about Ross when we signed him, and for the first few games. However, he's looking more & more like a liability now. I'd rather we had Conor on the bench than him, since he at least offers something in the way of a goal threat.

It's just a plain "no" from me now.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1325 on: March 07, 2021, 08:04:35 AM »
Times up. You can see now why he is out on loan. Hopefully we can get something out of him before the end of the season but that should he that.
Shame.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1326 on: March 07, 2021, 09:03:08 AM »
Times up. You can see now why he is out on loan. Hopefully we can get something out of him before the end of the season but that should he that.
Shame.

It is, but it also shows the value of loaning a player of his profile (ie talented but erratic) first. You run the risk of paying more should he do well, but rather pay £40m for a player you know will deliver than £30m for one that turns out to be shite.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1327 on: March 07, 2021, 09:15:30 AM »
Looking on the bright side at least hopefully we'll be saving ourselves £40m though loaning him won't have been cheap.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1328 on: March 07, 2021, 11:51:34 AM »
The amount of time he spent screwing on new studs to his boots before coming on last night, I really thought he meant business. Decent assist for Coady's shot, mind.

Offline eric woolban woolban

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1329 on: March 07, 2021, 10:20:09 PM »
Though not on the same level as Bale I hope he has a similar renaissance.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1330 on: March 07, 2021, 10:27:46 PM »
I'd much rather we went for Rueben Loftus-Cheek at the end of the season than Ross.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1331 on: March 07, 2021, 11:19:35 PM »
I'd much rather we went for Rueben Loftus-Cheek at the end of the season than Ross.

1 goal and 0 assists in 26 apps for Fulham playing either CAM, LW or RW.

No thanks!

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1332 on: March 08, 2021, 01:03:57 AM »
He was beaten in the tackle and then just let the player run away from him with no effort to get the ball back, not up to it.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1333 on: March 08, 2021, 08:05:12 PM »
Hit the ground running when he arrived.

Can barely get to a jog now.

Won't be wearing claret and blue next season, unless Moyes gets duped.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1334 on: March 08, 2021, 08:10:09 PM »
Hit the ground running.
Can barely raise a jog now.

Won't be wearing claret and blue next season (unless Moyes gets conned by Chelsea).

 


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