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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2385 on: July 13, 2023, 07:24:29 PM »
I'd chuck him into the deal for Diaby.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2386 on: July 13, 2023, 07:29:13 PM »
For the upcoming campaign I think he's more than useful enough.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2387 on: July 13, 2023, 07:34:59 PM »
Thinking being that we can get someone better, in addition to Diaby. Rather than someone made of glass.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2388 on: July 13, 2023, 07:45:27 PM »
I think Bailey will be here until January, at least. I know we're looking to add a few new faces in midfield but as people keep pointing out about players from *insert league here* don't always make the move well. I think it'd be a bit reckless to clear out all the names that managed to get the job done last season on the assumption the new players will be up to scratch immediately. 

At the very least he could be useful for a midweek cup tie when someone needs a rest.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2389 on: July 13, 2023, 08:22:04 PM »
Considering he contributed to earning a fair number of points last season id say he's definitely got a part to play

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2390 on: July 13, 2023, 08:38:57 PM »
Was he often played on the right rather than his natural ďwingerĒ left?

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2391 on: July 13, 2023, 08:50:39 PM »
I'd chuck him into the deal for Diaby.
Good shout that and as it is Leverkeusen where he came from it might work nicely (if they want him back and his wages)

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2392 on: July 13, 2023, 08:54:26 PM »
Fuck that, keep Bailey

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2393 on: July 13, 2023, 09:14:18 PM »
Indeed.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2394 on: July 14, 2023, 12:51:26 PM »
I admit, heís a bit of an enigma for me
Like others have mentioned when I watch highlights back as I was yesterday the Villa V Brighton game, he does feature quite a bit, hitting the bar and stuff

Heís also got a decent shot especially earlier on in games He causes a few problems and has scored some great goals.

But his overall game is not that great I donít think
He struggles to beat a man for sheer pace In fact I donít even think heís that fast to be honest

At the moment I donít think heís been worth the amount we paid, but obviously that could change next season if heís still around

« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 12:53:37 PM by john e »

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2395 on: July 14, 2023, 12:55:21 PM »
I think that if we can get him fit & fully rehabilitated, he wont be afraid of going full tilt, before doing his thigh or hamstring again.

The last two times he did, he showed his explosiveness.

But then got injured in the process & I think it has affected him mentally to the point where he is afraid to push himself.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2396 on: July 14, 2023, 12:55:27 PM »
I think he was rapid, except now he's done his hamstring he's either not confident, or fit, enough to be.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2397 on: July 14, 2023, 02:22:32 PM »
I think he was rapid, except now he's done his hamstring he's either not confident, or fit, enough to be.

That and he's usually trying to let the defender overrun him so he can cut inside so he's not really trying to hit full pace. If we can get him fit and confident (and especially confident in using his right foot more) he'll show his pace much more often.

I know stats from games don't mean anything but Fifa23 has him as 92 for pace and FM23 has him at 17 which are both high enough to suggest he has shown plenty of pace when they've 'scouted' him for their DBs.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2398 on: July 14, 2023, 04:23:33 PM »
It's been said before, but what he brings to our set-up is pace ( or the fear of pace from the defending teams) which means they have to set up differently when he plays, freeing up more space elsewhere. Buedia or Bert don't offer that.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2399 on: July 14, 2023, 04:31:28 PM »
Now and again he looks amazing, like against Everton before he went off injured and in the 4-2 loss to Arse, when he came off the bench.

Seems to be lacking confidence or fitness, or both.

 


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