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Author Topic: Emi Buendia - Signed  (Read 84342 times)

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1110 on: December 07, 2021, 02:16:01 PM »
I thought he was pretty good in the second half of both Man City & Leicester.  He work rate is exceptional, he's looking better on the ball, essentially scored a goal and had created some great chances.  I think people calling him shit are more influenced by preconceptions than what is happening on the pitch.  He's coming good now that he's getting more game time and I'm confident there's more to come.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1111 on: December 07, 2021, 02:17:46 PM »
I thought he was pretty good in the second half of both Man City & Leicester.  He work rate is exceptional, he's looking better on the ball, essentially scored a goal and had created some great chances.  I think people calling him shit are more influenced by preconceptions than what is happening on the pitch.  He's coming good now that he's getting more game time and I'm confident there's more to come.

Yep, I also think he's being compared with his predecessor, consciously or otherwise..

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1112 on: December 07, 2021, 03:19:57 PM »
Coutinho is the role model for a diminutive offensive midfielder.
Buendia does not seem to have that ability to get away from contact with the opposition.


The guy who's a complete outcast in the worst Barcelona team in a generation?

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1113 on: December 07, 2021, 03:23:51 PM »
Coutinho is the role model for a diminutive offensive midfielder.
Buendia does not seem to have that ability to get away from contact with the opposition.



The guy who's a complete outcast in the worst Barcelona team in a generation?




Surely David Silva would be better to aim for
« Last Edit: December 07, 2021, 03:40:32 PM by VILLA MOLE »

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1114 on: December 07, 2021, 03:31:02 PM »
When it comes to diminutive offensive midfielders, Robert Hopkins is still the benchmark.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1115 on: December 07, 2021, 04:22:38 PM »
When it comes to diminutive offensive midfielders, Robert Hopkins is still the benchmark.

When it comes to classic own goals against non-league opposition he is. And I'd have used 'skid' rather than 'bench'.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1116 on: December 07, 2021, 04:29:41 PM »
Coutinho is the role model for a diminutive offensive midfielder.
Buendia does not seem to have that ability to get away from contact with the opposition.


The guy who's a complete outcast in the worst Barcelona team in a generation?
More about his football ability rather than his attitude or mental state, I believe he was a bit difficult at 'The Mighty Reds YNWA' aswell.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1117 on: December 07, 2021, 06:33:50 PM »
Coutinho is the role model for a diminutive offensive midfielder.
Buendia does not seem to have that ability to get away from contact with the opposition.

It seems to be his modus operandi due to his lack of pace. He deliberately draws contact, but then canít withstand the pressure and gets dispossessed.

This approach should be easy enough to fix through some good coaching.

At the price we paid for him, you would kind of expect the finished article really.  He has had some sublime moments in games, but there have been too many occasions where he has looked as though it is too much for him.  Hopefully we will start to see more of the former as the weeks go on. 

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1118 on: December 07, 2021, 06:59:58 PM »
Gerrard needs to get the passing and possession game up and running to get the best out of Buendia, as he's certainly not a traditional beat a man with pace type of wide player.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1119 on: December 07, 2021, 08:46:42 PM »
When it comes to diminutive offensive midfielders, Robert Hopkins is still the benchmark.
Ha ha. 

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1120 on: December 08, 2021, 02:45:32 AM »
Has he calmed down on the eye-rolling and gesturing to the bench about how hard life is for him on the pitch cos teammates aren't doing what he wants?
Hate seeing that shit.

I agree, can't stand it. I must admit this behavior has almost certainly biased me against him somewhat.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1121 on: December 08, 2021, 11:06:07 AM »
I love that we have that passion and someone who craves success. He's disappointed when it's not going for him and us and isn't afraid to show it. He works hard though and is getting better as he settles.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1122 on: December 08, 2021, 12:17:07 PM »
What I get from the behavior is less a craving for success but a need to blame others. Which is not a trait I value. I concede I might mis/overinterpret.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1123 on: December 08, 2021, 02:40:02 PM »
No, I agree. Giving it the big "I-Am" cos he's our highest earner or whatever the reason is, can quickly turn sour (see Barkley last year).
If a player has a selfish attitude, I'm hoping we have a coaching team to remind him that he plays as part of a team.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1124 on: December 23, 2021, 09:09:40 PM »
https://twitter.com/EM10Buendia/status/1474098959203602432

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