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Offline Risso

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #855 on: December 07, 2023, 12:43:54 PM »
He's like a good John Stones.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #856 on: December 07, 2023, 12:46:00 PM »
There was one moment of class (amongst many) that made me and my son both simultaneously gasp in admiration

Cross comes over from a rare man city attacck, Torres is around the penalty spot in our area with man city players around him, calmly controls the ball with his chest, carries it forward and passes into the feet of one of our midfielders and then continues forward to support the next phase of play

Wonderful to see




Bobby Moore-esque

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #857 on: December 07, 2023, 12:47:49 PM »
I thought he did really well to play the ball out after the double save from Haaland. It was a bit chaotic in and around the box and in other games I've seen the ball just get hoofed anywhere, or rebounding around a couple of times until it eventually goes in.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #858 on: December 07, 2023, 01:06:07 PM »
Hes another player who is proving he is every bit the player his reputation suggested. It takes some time to adjust to the pace of the PL and he was thrown into the fire much earlier than I imagine Emery planned due to huge misfortune to Mings. And in some environment too. But hes grown into the role and arguably now a top 3 CB in the league.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #859 on: December 07, 2023, 01:09:26 PM »
Hes Class

and the great thing about him is Its his first season in the Premier League and he will get better Can you imagine what sort of player he will be next season when hes fully adjusted to the demands of this league

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #860 on: December 07, 2023, 01:37:10 PM »
What I love about Torres is that he is every bit a playmaker in this team, having someone there with his quality makes us really difficult to play against because we have him, Doug and McGinn who are all able to dictate play and teams struggle to contain all 3 of them.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #861 on: December 07, 2023, 01:43:13 PM »
What I love about Torres is that he is every bit a playmaker in this team, having someone there with his quality makes us really difficult to play against because we have him, Doug and McGinn who are all able to dictate play and teams struggle to contain all 3 of them.

Last night was a glorious vision of our future with him and Carlos doing the same.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #862 on: December 07, 2023, 02:07:28 PM »
Torres and Konsa are both only 26 and complement each other so well. If they can stay injury free we could be looking at one of the great CB pairings.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #863 on: December 07, 2023, 02:14:10 PM »
Torres and Konsa are both only 26 and complement each other so well. If they can stay injury free we could be looking at one of the great CB pairings.

and the pair in front of them are even younger!

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #864 on: December 07, 2023, 06:41:18 PM »
There was one moment of class (amongst many) that made me and my son both simultaneously gasp in admiration

Just wait till you see his performance in Wonka.

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #865 on: December 07, 2023, 06:41:44 PM »
A Villa supporting mate was adamant that Pau wouldn't make it in the PL as he wasn't physical enough. His verdict after last night, "he was alright".

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #866 on: December 07, 2023, 07:05:04 PM »
Torres and Konsa are both only 26 and complement each other so well. If they can stay injury free we could be looking at one of the great CB pairings.

and the pair in front of them are even younger!

Our spine is so young  8)

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #867 on: December 11, 2023, 12:43:19 PM »
Pau has been superb of late. A little montage from the Arsenal game. The recovery from an under hit ball from Diego and pass to Bailey is just sublime (0:31 of the video)

https://x.com/avfcthereligion/status/1733909165200884099?s=46

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #868 on: December 11, 2023, 01:15:56 PM »
It's fabulous to see him blossoming now he is used to the Prem.

Must have been a bit of a shock when he was forced to sink or swim when Mings got injured.

It was clear from the way he was used when Mings was fit (& some of the comments I seem to remember Emery mentioning the way he wanted to integrate Torres imto the team), that Emery wanted to gently ease him into the Prem by having him on the left of Mings at LB (ish), in the same way that Konsa is used on the right.

So, silver cloud & all that, it may have been a blessing in disguise that he was just thrown in.

Despite a few erratic early performances, he has really started to look the part over the past 6-8 weeks or so.

To have his ability to pass & his comfort on the ball that some CMs would be jealous of, playing at the CB position, is a sign of how Emery wants this team to evolve.

And I am all for it... 👌👍

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Re: Pau Torres (shirt well & truly stretched)
« Reply #869 on: December 11, 2023, 01:21:28 PM »
Pau has been superb of late. A little montage from the Arsenal game. The recovery from an under hit ball from Diego and pass to Bailey is just sublime (0:31 of the video)

https://x.com/avfcthereligion/status/1733909165200884099?s=46

That pass on about 33 seconds, under pressure, perfectly chipped out to the right, that's absolutely ridiculous.

 


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