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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1335 on: January 23, 2022, 08:03:06 PM »
When he first arrived, I was concerned he was lightweight, a sort of Carles Gil for the 2020s.


Thatís exactly who the bloke I know, who is around the squad, initially described him as.

Heís come with a big price tag and heís moved to a bigger club where expectations are far higher. Heís getting better and better with every game and Iím sure thereís more to come from him.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1336 on: January 23, 2022, 08:52:17 PM »
I think he is a fabulous talent who will get better and better the more he plays.

His and Coutiniho must be so tricky to defend against.

And to think we have Traore and Bailey to add yet.

We are starting to look tasty

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1337 on: January 24, 2022, 12:02:29 PM »
When he first arrived, I was concerned he was lightweight, a sort of Carles Gil for the 2020s.

Not worried about that any more. The lad can more than hold his own in a physical battle.

Never stops running, either.

I really like his tendency to shrug tackles and maintain his dribble. He's not cynical and is always looking to maintain the attack.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1338 on: January 24, 2022, 12:25:29 PM »
And another example that it can take a bit of time for a player to settle and get up to speed.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1339 on: January 24, 2022, 02:18:24 PM »
Jack who? Emi really looking the part now.

I've just had a look at the two together as interestingly they've had almost exactly the same amount of time on the pitch in the league so far this season:

Grealish

Minutes: 1,242
Goals: 2
Shots: 20
Big chances missed: 6
Assists: 2
Chances created: 36
Dribbles succeeded: 27

Emi

Minutes: 1,234
Goals: 2
Shots: 16
Big chances missed: 1
Assists: 3
Chances created: 30
Dribbles succeeded: 27

So Emi's scored just as many, assisted more, not fluffed as many big chances and has the same number of successful dribbles.  All when he's only really been performing for half of that time on the pitch, cost about  a third what we sold Grealish for and is a year younger.

Based on half a season's worth I know who I think got the better deal.

Iíd be interested to see pass completion stats, I think thatís where Buendia needs to improve a lot but I wonder if thatís backed up with the stats.

Pass completion stats:

Grealish 88% / Emi 80%

You have to be careful though with stats in isolation. Man City have loads of possession with tons of easy sideways passes. I'd suggest Emi's generally under more pressure and trying to be more progressive so more passes are likely to go astray.

Here's a stat for you, Emi ran almost 11km on Saturday, more than any other player on the pitch.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1340 on: January 24, 2022, 02:27:36 PM »
Early season he was getting knocked off the ball a lot - that seems to have changed in the last few games and I cant work out what he has done to change.

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« Reply #1341 on: January 24, 2022, 03:03:46 PM »
Early season he was getting knocked off the ball a lot - that seems to have changed in the last few games and I cant work out what he has done to change.

Looks like a bit more awareness and acclimatisation to me, which is all I thought it needed.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1342 on: January 24, 2022, 03:16:04 PM »
Buendia and Coutinho plus £30m for Grealish 😂

Great performance tbh.

I think Joe was a player that if you take away the connection to the club, you lose a bit of the player. He needed Villa as much as we needed him I think.

Anyway who cares  8)

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1343 on: January 24, 2022, 03:23:09 PM »
Early season he was getting knocked off the ball a lot - that seems to have changed in the last few games and I cant work out what he has done to change.

He's shifted from the Joe approach Ė go down looking for the free kick, to the Meatball approach Ė use your low centre of gravity to stay on your feet. Also, there was a bit on Match of the Day showing him picking up the ball more in between the lines, which allows him to look up and see the best line of attack. Much better than where he started the season away at Watford, surrounded by four defenders as an advanced 10.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1344 on: January 24, 2022, 03:27:25 PM »
He manages to use two markers against each other to get away from them, he did it beautifully on Saturday in the first half, and he did it a few times to Man Utd over the two games.


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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1345 on: January 24, 2022, 03:35:25 PM »
He's definitely improved, he still lingers in possession a little at times but quite a few of our players are guilty of that and I suspect it's a problem the whole squad needs to work on to ensure we always have numbers when we need them.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1346 on: January 25, 2022, 09:31:46 AM »
He's getting better, but he still loses possession a bit too easily. When you do that against the likes of Man City and Liverpool you often don't see the ball again for 5 minutes.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1347 on: January 25, 2022, 09:38:05 AM »
He's getting better, but he still loses possession a bit too easily. When you do that against the likes of Man City and Liverpool you often don't see the ball again for 5 minutes.
I think the giving the ball away is too common with this Villa team, what separates the top 6 with the rest is the amount of times they give up possession through unforced errors.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1348 on: January 25, 2022, 09:39:29 AM »
The money  we spent on Buendia is not the problem, its the other 60million of the Greasy money.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #1349 on: January 25, 2022, 10:05:49 AM »
The money  we spent on Buendia is not the problem, its the other 60million of the Greasy money.

Well as per Buendia I wouldnít write Bailey off yet.

On Ings heís fine as an addition to the squad. The problem is Watkins and him canít play together - so you have to make a choice.

 


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