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Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #405 on: February 03, 2023, 09:29:06 AM »
Was Platt lazy off the ball?

It didn't really work like that back then, did it? He was a goalscorer, so he was in the team to get goals, rather than press. I can't remember, I was 11/12 when he was in his pomp for us.

I used to play in a similar position back then, and I sure as fuck didn't track back. I think my deep experience of the Shropshire junior leagues qualifies me to make the point.

I was old enough to notice he hardly touched the ball apart from caressing it beautifully into the net.

Not sure i'd agree with that, he used to come deep and take the ball off Spink and start the next attack from there at times. He also used to get it in midfield and play clever little angled passes out wide or into the striker. He was involved quite a lot really and was one of those that pretty much never gave the ball away. I don't recall him putting in many crunching tackles but he was superb otherwise. Obviuosly his runs into the box from deep and his finishing was the best part of his game though. The goal boxing day against Man Utd being the stand out one for me. I was suprised he didn't really do much when he cam back to England in 95, he was still under 30 at that point, but looked like he'd pretty much had it.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #406 on: February 03, 2023, 09:34:33 AM »
As I recall it, Nigel Spink would roll the ball to Platt, Platt would move it on to Paul McGrath, who would play it on to Tony Daley, Daley would then proceed down the wing - a bit like a torpedo - and put the ball up in the air for Tony Cascarino.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #407 on: February 03, 2023, 09:40:59 AM »
Tony Cascarino!

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #408 on: February 03, 2023, 09:42:39 AM »
Obviously what really used to happen was Daley would run in a straight line, fast, and then run out of pitch and in to touch, like a scrawnier Adama Traore.

If he ever did get the ball in the air towards Cascarino, he'd either totally fail to make contact or if he did, his 50p head would ensure the ball pinged off at a random angle.

Basically, everything after the McGrath phase = the stuff of fantasy.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #409 on: February 03, 2023, 10:04:58 AM »
As I recall it, Nigel Spink would roll the ball to Platt, Platt would move it on to Paul McGrath, who would play it on to Tony Daley, Daley would then proceed down the wing - a bit like a torpedo - and put the ball up in the air for Tony Cascarino.

Did we ever score a real goal like that? I've always wondered.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #410 on: February 03, 2023, 10:09:32 AM »
Obviously what really used to happen was Daley would run in a straight line, fast, and then run out of pitch and in to touch, like a scrawnier Adama Traore.

If he ever did get the ball in the air towards Cascarino, he'd either totally fail to make contact or if he did, his 50p head would ensure the ball pinged off at a random angle.

Basically, everything after the McGrath phase = the stuff of fantasy.

Harsh on Daley. Fantastic player.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2023, 10:17:31 AM »
Obviously what really used to happen was Daley would run in a straight line, fast, and then run out of pitch and in to touch, like a scrawnier Adama Traore.

If he ever did get the ball in the air towards Cascarino, he'd either totally fail to make contact or if he did, his 50p head would ensure the ball pinged off at a random angle.

Basically, everything after the McGrath phase = the stuff of fantasy.

Harsh on Daley. Fantastic player.
Yep.
One of my favourite Villa players ever.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2023, 10:32:52 AM »
Obviously what really used to happen was Daley would run in a straight line, fast, and then run out of pitch and in to touch, like a scrawnier Adama Traore.

If he ever did get the ball in the air towards Cascarino, he'd either totally fail to make contact or if he did, his 50p head would ensure the ball pinged off at a random angle.

Basically, everything after the McGrath phase = the stuff of fantasy.

Harsh on Daley. Fantastic player.

He was but his crossing was often erratic but when it mattered in the Tranmere semifinal he pulled out a pinpoint ball for Dalian’s late goal.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2023, 10:41:39 AM »
Obviously what really used to happen was Daley would run in a straight line, fast, and then run out of pitch and in to touch, like a scrawnier Adama Traore.

If he ever did get the ball in the air towards Cascarino, he'd either totally fail to make contact or if he did, his 50p head would ensure the ball pinged off at a random angle.

Basically, everything after the McGrath phase = the stuff of fantasy.

Harsh on Daley. Fantastic player.

He was but his crossing was often erratic but when it mattered in the Tranmere semifinal he pulled out a pinpoint ball for Dalian’s late goal.


Tony Daley .. I must have stood next to his dad every other week, as all you could hear in the Holte, every time he got the ball all you could hear was, "go on my son ..."

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2023, 10:42:08 AM »
Daley was more about dribbling and pace than crossing, certainly in the early days. His goal against Luton was an absolute beaut.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #415 on: February 03, 2023, 10:46:17 AM »
Daley was more about dribbling and pace than crossing, certainly in the early days. His goal against Luton was an absolute beaut.

West Brom away in the cup, the one v Man City (I think?) where Regis flicked on a long ball from the keeper and he volleyed it in. The ball never touched the grass. The volley v Everton…

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #416 on: February 03, 2023, 10:46:56 AM »
I wish we had a Tony Daley now. Someone who gets you off your seat every game and runs at defenders. Give me that than this slow build up play any day.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #417 on: February 03, 2023, 10:48:21 AM »
Daley would have been more suited to today's game with wingers cutting in and crossing not a prerequisite.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #418 on: February 03, 2023, 10:52:30 AM »
Daley was more about dribbling and pace than crossing, certainly in the early days. His goal against Luton was an absolute beaut.

West Brom away in the cup, the one v Man City (I think?) where Regis flicked on a long ball from the keeper and he volleyed it in. The ball never touched the grass. The volley v Everton…

His goal against Chelsea away (New Years Day?) in 89-90, where he got the ball around the halfway line and just ran before smashing it into the top corner. "Even Dorigo's not quick enough to get to him". I often cite that as my favourite goal of all time. He was unplayable when he was at his best.

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Re: January Transfer Window - The Verdict.
« Reply #419 on: February 03, 2023, 10:53:34 AM »
Daley was more about dribbling and pace than crossing, certainly in the early days. His goal against Luton was an absolute beaut.

Had that hapless Luton fullback on toast that day, IIRC. Bloke went to grab him to block him off, but Daley was that quick he was clutching at thin air and fell on his arse.

Did similar to the Arsenal backline earlier in the season.  Also did it against Inter Milan at home the following year. No way should that goal have been disallowed.

 


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