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Offline LukeJames

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1770 on: December 03, 2023, 04:12:09 PM »
I have no idea what he's supposed to be good at? Hes a big bloke but weak as piss and loses every 50/50. Got a run out today in his supposed prefered position, and he arguably looked worse.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1771 on: December 03, 2023, 04:15:19 PM »
It was an almost comically bad performance today.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1772 on: December 03, 2023, 04:22:35 PM »
Just don't see it with him. He's slow, weak on the ball, doesn't work hard enough and his end product is none existent. He has the occasional nice touch but thats about it

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1773 on: December 03, 2023, 04:23:59 PM »
Loan cancelled by mutual consent very soon I expect.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1774 on: December 03, 2023, 04:31:01 PM »
Loan cancelled by mutual consent very soon I expect.

I wouldn't go that far.

But what I would say is that he's only ever getting the ball with back to goal, which a) is never going to show him at his best, and b) is indicative of a player with basically zero self-confidence right now. A shadow of the player I've seen.

Offline AV84

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1775 on: December 03, 2023, 05:04:01 PM »
I watched the Italy Ukraine game last week and kept an eye on him throughout and he just looked completely disconnected from the rest of his team. Obviously it's different players and a different set up, so who knows what he's told to do there, but he looked like someone who wasn't on the same page as everyone else, or maybe he's told to just do what he feels like? Whatever it is I could see all the things people on here are always saying about him.

I don't think he's so bad that he's a liability or anything but he's not really adding a lot at the moment, other than being an extra body that allows someone a break every now and then.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1776 on: December 03, 2023, 05:06:10 PM »
I watched the Italy Ukraine game last week and kept an eye on him throughout and he just looked completely disconnected from the rest of his team. Obviously it's different players and a different set up, so who knows what he's told to do there, but he looked like someone who wasn't on the same page as everyone else, or maybe he's told to just do what he feels like? Whatever it is I could see all the things people on here are always saying about him.

I don't think he's so bad that he's a liability or anything but he's not really adding a lot at the moment, other than being an extra body that allows someone a break every now and then.

Yeah I watched that game too, noticeably strange-looking. Seems like his concentration and self-belief have just been ravaged.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1777 on: December 03, 2023, 05:19:24 PM »
I watched the Italy Ukraine game last week and kept an eye on him throughout and he just looked completely disconnected from the rest of his team. Obviously it's different players and a different set up, so who knows what he's told to do there, but he looked like someone who wasn't on the same page as everyone else, or maybe he's told to just do what he feels like? Whatever it is I could see all the things people on here are always saying about him.

I don't think he's so bad that he's a liability or anything but he's not really adding a lot at the moment, other than being an extra body that allows someone a break every now and then.

Yeah I watched that game too, noticeably strange-looking. Seems like his concentration and self-belief have just been ravaged.

He was off the screen half the time when they were attacking, like he was just standing so far wide that nobody could see him. He did show some lovely control a few times but didn't do anything with the ball once he had it. Did well to keep the ball in at one point when he headed it back across goal but other than that a very nothing performance.

Based off the few videos I've seen of him before signing for us it does look like there's something not right rather than him just being a rubbish player. He did say in an interview when away with Italy there that it was taking him some time to adapt to the game here but he sounded positive about it.

Offline CT Villan

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1778 on: December 03, 2023, 05:35:30 PM »
He needs to go back to Turkey, very poor. His early shot was Tonevesque.

He has had months to show us something, anything, and now he's getting worse every time he steps on the pitch. Needs to be replaced in January. Feel sorry for the lad, but that's the reality of the situation.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1779 on: December 03, 2023, 05:57:53 PM »
"Tonevesque" the best thing to come out of this sad situation.

Offline Aldridge Villa

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1780 on: December 03, 2023, 06:10:16 PM »
Had plenty opportunity to extol virtues, virtues of which I havenít yet seen come to fruition. Bench on Wednesday.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1781 on: December 03, 2023, 06:19:11 PM »
He obviously a very good footballer but he just seems to unbalance us a bit when he plays.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1782 on: December 03, 2023, 06:22:27 PM »
I wonder if the off field stuff is playing a part.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1783 on: December 03, 2023, 06:25:16 PM »
I was excited when he joined - (not that I had heard of him), but when I read up on him - it was clear there was a lot of hype when he was a Roma and he's a full international for Italy.  He sounded like he could be a gem - with the right coaching.

But at the time I had a nagging Ross Barkley feeling about him.  Which has only intensified.

Like Ross Barkley, I am still convinced that he can't be quite as bad as he has been - but he has had so many chances - and for where we are now, I don't think we can afford to hope for him to come good.  I guess as long as Unai still gives him chances, I have hope - but given how FFP seems to be an actual real thing for non-exempt clubs - I don't think we should buy him.  Given that, I feel we should send him back if we can get someone else on loan until little Emi is back.  At least that person might contribute

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #1784 on: December 03, 2023, 07:19:10 PM »
Now Ramsey is back we wonít see him much at all. No way will we buy him on current performances.

 


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