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Offline London Villan

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1155 on: October 06, 2023, 08:55:06 AM »
Talent and an attitude that could go either way. A better option off the bench than Keinan Davis, but still raw.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1156 on: October 06, 2023, 08:57:04 AM »
I’ve been impressed so far.

He’s in a slightly awkward position where he must either try to copy Watkins game so it’s easy to dovetail him into the team or he needs to be afforded more ‘bad’ games to impose his strengths onto the team.

It’s a testament to him that I think he’s good enough to do either.

Offline PaulTheVillan

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1157 on: October 06, 2023, 09:00:09 AM »
I've been impressed. He's young & raw and doesn't look afraid of the huge jump from MLS to the Premier League.

He'll get better with experience. Right now he's a great impact sub, throw the cat amonst the pigeons.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1158 on: October 06, 2023, 09:39:01 AM »
He's somebody to chuck on with 20 minutes to spare. His all round game is that of an academy player, and as such he's nowhere near ready to replace Watkins.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1159 on: October 06, 2023, 09:45:45 AM »
I've been impressed. He's young & raw and doesn't look afraid of the huge jump from MLS to the Premier League.

He'll get better with experience. Right now he's a great impact sub, throw the cat amonst the pigeons.

Absolutely. If someone had said in July "Duran will have scored four goals by October including a goal-of-the-month-contender late equaliser which led to a last-minute win", people would have assumed we'd unearthed a new Benteke.

He's miles ahead of schedule.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1160 on: October 06, 2023, 10:00:15 AM »
I've been impressed. He's young & raw and doesn't look afraid of the huge jump from MLS to the Premier League.

He'll get better with experience. Right now he's a great impact sub, throw the cat amonst the pigeons.
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Absolutely. If someone had said in July "Duran will have scored four goals by October including a goal-of-the-month-contender late equaliser which led to a last-minute win", people would have assumed we'd unearthed a new Benteke.

He's miles ahead of schedule.
] I agree too. He is ahead of all expectations at this time.

Offline Bully2345

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1161 on: October 06, 2023, 10:16:53 AM »
It's easy to let the late goal make it all seem better but I think Unai got it the right way round yesterday. Gave Duran a start but not afraid to make the early switch. Not sure Watkins would have had a sniff first half with that midfield but got the first team in when we were more likely to dominate.

Another 45 minutes of learning for Duran

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1162 on: October 06, 2023, 10:23:44 AM »
He's doing just fine and is only going to get better.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1163 on: October 06, 2023, 10:24:34 AM »
I've been impressed. He's young & raw and doesn't look afraid of the huge jump from MLS to the Premier League.

He'll get better with experience. Right now he's a great impact sub, throw the cat amonst the pigeons.

Absolutely. If someone had said in July "Duran will have scored four goals by October including a goal-of-the-month-contender late equaliser which led to a last-minute win", people would have assumed we'd unearthed a new Benteke.

He's miles ahead of schedule.

Yep, If he gets close to double figures this season, which is clearly possible, he'll have done brilliantly. He's big, quick, strong, has a good technique, can finish and has a 'bit of magic' but he's still very raw, some of his decision making is poor and he can drift out of games, given it a year or 2 and we should see those negatives start to drop away, if they do he'll be a top striker.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1164 on: October 06, 2023, 11:00:56 AM »
Felt sorry for him a bit last night
Unai put all the best players on second half to create more and have a go and takes him off

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1165 on: October 06, 2023, 11:38:46 AM »
I've been impressed. He's young & raw and doesn't look afraid of the huge jump from MLS to the Premier League.

He'll get better with experience. Right now he's a great impact sub, throw the cat amonst the pigeons.

Absolutely. If someone had said in July "Duran will have scored four goals by October including a goal-of-the-month-contender late equaliser which led to a last-minute win", people would have assumed we'd unearthed a new Benteke.

He's miles ahead of schedule.

That's the thing. He probably IS ahead of schedule. He wasn't brought in to walk straight into the first 11 (at least, I hope he wasn't!).  At 19, Ollie was plying his trade on loan from Exeter with Weston-Super-Mare in the Conference South.  Duran is already contributing in the first team, but he's probably still a year or so away from being a regular starter when everyone is fit.  He has all the physical attributes to be a top striker, pace, power, a great shot.  He just needs experience and to sharpen his tactical play.  Thankfully, that can coached, and he's working for someone who is excellent at getting the very best out of players.  It also doesn't hurt that they literally speak the same language.

My expectations for him for this season were pretty low, and he's already exceeding them, but let's not get to disappointed that he doesn't look ready to replace Ollie just yet.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1166 on: October 06, 2023, 12:33:32 PM »
He is very athletic & has a touch of technique about him, albeit still very raw.

But Im undecided if he has the brain of a mushroom, or if he is just trying too hard to impress.

Then again, he does lack a bit of experience, even though he has played a lot of games in the MLS & is a full international.

Maybe its just a lack of maturity. He is 19 after all...

I am definitely undecided...
« Last Edit: October 06, 2023, 12:36:23 PM by pablo_picasso »

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1167 on: October 06, 2023, 12:38:06 PM »
Felt sorry for him a bit last night
Unai put all the best players on second half to create more and have a go and takes him off

Me too, I thought he was one of better players first half, kept hold of the ball well in some tight situations.

Offline AV84

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1168 on: October 06, 2023, 12:57:30 PM »
Side note - and I know you’re not really saying this - but Bellingham is probably one of the best players in the world. He isn’t a baseline comparison for how 19 year old players should have progress.

Absolutely not. I just think "He's only 19" isn't in itself enough of a caveat to use *if* a player isn't delivering. Some 19 year olds have already peaked and are just shit, some are brimming with potential at 19 and clearly need more time with their development. From the responses most seem to think it's the 2nd with Durán.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1169 on: October 06, 2023, 01:01:07 PM »
I thought he did alright last night but Watkins looked a lot better

 


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