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Author Topic: Jhon Durán - signed  (Read 140605 times)

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1140 on: September 22, 2023, 08:00:15 AM »
The only one who looked up for the fight last night.
Should be picked ahead of Watkins.

Offline AV84

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1141 on: September 22, 2023, 10:36:48 AM »
What was he like other than scoring? I know a striker who only scores isn't a bad thing, but how does he compare to Watkins as far as work rate in other areas?

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1142 on: September 22, 2023, 11:10:32 AM »
I can see Junior Benteke replicating the big man in rendering the man he's supposed to be backing up as obsolete, very quickly.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1143 on: September 22, 2023, 11:11:23 AM »
What was he like other than scoring? I know a striker who only scores isn't a bad thing, but how does he compare to Watkins as far as work rate in other areas?

Decent enough. Hard to gauge exactly though as the midfield was mostly so poor.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1144 on: September 23, 2023, 12:47:34 AM »
Strange, isn't it?

In the summer, many felt that we had an impressive array of midfield talent that would serve us well this season.

For various reasons, it's now shaping up as a problem area.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1145 on: September 23, 2023, 01:16:01 PM »
Strange, isn't it?

In the summer, many felt that we had an impressive array of midfield talent that would serve us well this season.

For various reasons, it's now shaping up as a problem area.

Ramsey and Buendia missing along with the form of Kamara and McGinn is the problem.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1146 on: September 23, 2023, 08:45:32 PM »
At least Ramsey is well on the way back.

Offline AV84

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1147 on: October 06, 2023, 12:45:57 AM »
He's had a couple of starts now, what's the verdict?

Not a 90 minute player? Better as an impact sub?

Offline villadelph

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1148 on: October 06, 2023, 01:18:37 AM »
He's had a couple of starts now, what's the verdict?

Not a 90 minute player? Better as an impact sub?

Probably.. we forget he’s only 19.

Offline AV84

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1149 on: October 06, 2023, 01:21:30 AM »
He's had a couple of starts now, what's the verdict?

Not a 90 minute player? Better as an impact sub?

Probably.. we forget he’s only 19.

I don't forget. Although so was Jude Bellingham until a few months ago.

I'm not saying he is those things, I'm just throwing them out there. We've seen more of him now than we did for the months he was here last season, I'm just wondering what the general opinion is on him, so far.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1150 on: October 06, 2023, 02:01:28 AM »
Hasn’t quite worked out when he’s started yet but he’s been thrown into some disjointed performances. He does bring a bit of chaos when he comes off the bench which is useful.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1151 on: October 06, 2023, 06:58:40 AM »
I think he’s done well and scored important goals, showing some real talent. He needs to learn the wider part of the game, particularly hold up play. I think that’ll come with experience.

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.

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1152 on: October 06, 2023, 07:55:25 AM »
Must admit I’m not seeing it but it’s very early days and he’s only 19. As other have said he’s also played in a number of fairly ropey team Cup performances.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1153 on: October 06, 2023, 08:00:05 AM »
He's had a couple of starts now, what's the verdict?

Not a 90 minute player? Better as an impact sub?

He’s a very promising youngster and looks like he has a great future ahead. He’s very different to Ollie Watkins, which ain’t a bad thing. I don’t think you can make a call on him being an impact player just yet.

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Re: Jhon Durán - signed
« Reply #1154 on: October 06, 2023, 08:04:36 AM »
The first half last night we never pressured the goal he wasn’t getting no service
Second half we stepped it up, give him the ball in good areas and he’ll do well

 


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