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Offline supertom

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2565 on: November 12, 2023, 06:23:30 PM »
Not too many starts and 11 goal involvements in 17 appearances. That's superb. Wingers are typically inconsistent and dip in and out of games. You judge them on end product and making things happen and Leon's definitely doing the business this season.
It's also very difficult to be a good impact player but Bailey is making a difference off the bench, which has been the most pleasing thing.

I hope he keeps it up.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2566 on: November 12, 2023, 07:13:09 PM »
For all of his faults he contributes where it matters.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2567 on: November 12, 2023, 07:18:56 PM »
Turning into the perfect squad player. Adds something every time he comes on and is pushing Diaby (hard) to take his place.

Another one that seems a good bloke. 

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2568 on: November 12, 2023, 09:20:11 PM »
He's making an impact every time he steps on the pitch, doesn't seem to mind coming off the bench and appreciating the love and respect he's getting from both the fans and his teammates. He finally feels loved and is happy to play his part whatever that may be. Good strong character.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2569 on: November 12, 2023, 09:21:54 PM »
He's making an impact every time he steps on the pitch, doesn't seem to mind coming off the bench and appreciating the love and respect he's getting from both the fans and his teammates. He finally feels loved and is happy to play his part whatever that may be. Good strong character.

Don't think anyone was saying that last weekend! He's probably done enough to start ahead of Diaby for Spurs.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2570 on: November 12, 2023, 09:31:40 PM »
Glad for him because I had given up on him.

Hope he keeps it up. Keep it up Leon.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2571 on: November 13, 2023, 10:54:44 AM »
I am delighted for him.

And this is one time that I can actually sit here & say that my faith in the reasoning for him not being in great form has been proven to be some good "insight", lol...

In all seriousness, I always thought there was a player in him & felt his lack of form was a confidence issue regarding his previous injury & the fear of reoccurrence.

The way Emery has helped him get over that by using him wisely from the bench is another sign of how in tuned Emery is to the squad & its needs.

But I also feel that Diaby being here has had a huge impact.

Not only are they friendly & compliment each other well on the pitch, adding extra pace & directness for the opposition to be concerned about, but Diaby has taken a lot of the pressure off Bailey & that is showing in the way he is growing back into becoming the player he was in Germany.

I don't want to seem greedy, but I feel there is more to come from Bailey too...

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2572 on: November 13, 2023, 11:06:11 AM »
Talk about an impact player, he's really impressed me this season.  Worked hard tracking back too. 

I hope his attitude rubs off on the likes of Duran.

Keep it up Leon.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2573 on: November 13, 2023, 11:15:29 AM »
His part in Watkins' goal yesterday was superb. Running 50 yards with the ball, lovely 1:2 with McGinn whilst continuing his run before the perfect cross. Loved it.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2574 on: November 13, 2023, 11:22:15 AM »
I thought he was pretty poor last night, particularly the first half. He lost possession pretty much every time he got the ball, and some of his decision-making was well off.


Yes, itís so frustrating when he loses the ball after turning down the option of a simple 5 or 10 yard progressive pass.

 It would be churlish not to acknowledge how well he did yesterday, albeit by adding a couple of simple passes at the right time ;-)

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2575 on: November 13, 2023, 12:07:48 PM »
I think he's a much better player coming off the bench as he has showed a few times now.  He gives the opposition plenty to think about with the way he performs in a cameo role. One thing that infuriates me about him though is that I don't think he's had a game yet where he hasn't gone down with some form of injury, imaginary or otherwise.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2576 on: November 13, 2023, 12:17:20 PM »
He's making an impact every time he steps on the pitch, doesn't seem to mind coming off the bench and appreciating the love and respect he's getting from both the fans and his teammates. He finally feels loved and is happy to play his part whatever that may be. Good strong character.

At Villa Park, that's true. Away from home in the league he's every bit as rubbish as he's always been. He was dreadful against Forest.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2577 on: November 13, 2023, 12:22:44 PM »
He's a great option to bring on after 60 minutes, as the game has normally opened up by then, giving him more space to run into.

I definitely wouldn't start him and Diaby together or Bailey away from home.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2578 on: November 13, 2023, 12:23:08 PM »
a bit like Guinness, he doesn't travel well.

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Re: Leon Bailey - signed
« Reply #2579 on: November 13, 2023, 01:05:06 PM »
He's making an impact every time he steps on the pitch, doesn't seem to mind coming off the bench and appreciating the love and respect he's getting from both the fans and his teammates. He finally feels loved and is happy to play his part whatever that may be. Good strong character.

At Villa Park, that's true. Away from home in the league he's every bit as rubbish as he's always been. He was dreadful against Forest.

As was everybody but yeah, there's a massive difference between his home and away form. I hope that's the next stage of his rehabilitation.

 


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