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45 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Ater he miss controlled the ball from the goal keeper it took him a while to realise he needed to get involved again and press the keeper. Even then he was pretty half hearted in the challenge. Luckily the keeper sliced it straight back to Samuel. A real penalty box predator would have put that away first time.

Regarding the pen I think the keeper just about got the ball first but anywhere else on the pitch that would probably been a free kick for reckless play.

I watched the goal again last night. Ya, I wouldn't say he was closing the keeper down enough for my liking now to be fair. Was a lethargic effort I have to say. We got lucky. Samuel took the goal really well though.  

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1 hour ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I watched the goal again last night. Ya, I wouldn't say he was closing the keeper down enough for my liking now to be fair. Was a lethargic effort I have to say. We got lucky. Samuel took the goal really well though.  

Yes, Samuel showed him how to do it.

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Brereton made me laugh today. Playing as the sole striker up front, Nyambe and Bennett wide right getting ready to put the cross in, and he goes out to the wing! We had zero players in the box. Crackers.

Did have a couple of good runs with the ball though, and a decent shot. 

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I thought he did some good layoffs and movements. He's looked much better the last few times off the bench.  In fairness to him, he IS a young player.

 

When he ran the ball out though...dopey git.

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9 hours ago, Pedro said:

I thought he did some good layoffs and movements. He's looked much better the last few times off the bench.  In fairness to him, he IS a young player.

 

When he ran the ball out though...dopey git.

In fairness I think he was waiting for the player in the middle (I forget who) to spring off his marker into space so he could make the pass. But they just stood in place. He watched for it slightly too long, expecting it any moment, and it went out. He should have been ready to touch the ball in when the run didn't materialise, hopefully that will come with experience.

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He seems more sprightly lately which is great to see.

I still think this lad will flourish, I know, I know I'm in a minority but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to talent.

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1 hour ago, Ossydave said:

He seems more sprightly lately which is great to see.

I still think this lad will flourish, I know, I know I'm in a minority but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to talent.

He's definitely looked a lot more likely to turn into something the last couple of games.

My worry now is he seems to massively be a confidence player. If he keeps just getting tiny cameos off the bench even if he does well (which we have seen Mowbray be guilty of many a time with other players) that could fade and put us back to square one.

He also seems to have a stamina issue, which tbf may be restricting his starts. The way he was huffing after that excellent run to score for the reserves, and I saw him huffing to a lesser degree yesterday despite coming on late. But at least he's working harder.

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2 hours ago, Ossydave said:

He seems more sprightly lately which is great to see.

I still think this lad will flourish, I know, I know I'm in a minority but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to talent.

You said Chris Brown would be the next Shearer.

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4 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Modest too.

He's certainly still in the same bracket as Anthony.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Ossydave said:

He seems more sprightly lately which is great to see.

I still think this lad will flourish, I know, I know I'm in a minority but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to talent.

Did you see his heavy touch on the ball when he got to the bye-line and ran it out of play yesterday?

That wasn't the touch of a £7 a week Sunday player, never mind a £7m footballer

 

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5 minutes ago, jim mk2 said:

Did you see his heavy touch on the ball when he got to the bye-line and ran it out of play yesterday?

That wasn't the touch of a £7 a week Sunday player, never mind a £7m footballer

 

I think it's an indication of how little people have come to expect from our marquee signing that anything other than falling over is considered promising.

As you say, that running the ball out of play was amateurish and the only other things he did were slicing the ball wide and handball controlling it allowing Charlton to get possession of the ball late on. 🤷‍♂️

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15 minutes ago, Husky said:

I think it's an indication of how little people have come to expect from our marquee signing that anything other than falling over is considered promising.

As you say, that running the ball out of play was amateurish and the only other things he did were slicing the ball wide and handball controlling it allowing Charlton to get possession of the ball late on. 🤷‍♂️

 Yep, made space for himself cutting in from the right then sliced the ball horribly when it needed a left-footed curl to get it round the keeper. From the little I've seen of him he favours the right side of attack and likes to run with the ball. He's probably better than Gallagher in that role but he can't play with his back to goal down the middle and I cannot for the life of me see why we paid so much money for him. 

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