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59 minutes ago, Finnegan said:

 

This doesn't even make sense until he kicks a ball. 

 

The kid has played a handful of games in an average league, is still a teenager and we're lumping thirty big ones on him. 

 

The test for Congerton and his team will be whether or not he actually turns out to be good. Getting the business side of it done was Rudkin's department which he's managed.

I don't think he's even gotten one for Castagne yet,lets all start with that

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Just now, Verumex said:

When we play 3 at the back I'd expect him to start on the right. 

 

With a back 2, it'll be Soyuncu and Evans, with Fofana as backup and taking part in cup games for this year. 

I'd prefer not to have Soyuncu on the left, can he not play there? Left or right foot?

He'll be playing more than cup games.

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I'm pretty sure it was Evans that some stats were dug out where he was the lowest in the league for things like last ditch tackles and recoveries etc... 

 

When analysed further it turned out it was because he was so bloody good he never found himself in the position where he needed to do those things.

 

From the videos of Fofana he looks the opposite, but that might be just the role he plays...

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7 minutes ago, Miquel The Work Geordie said:

Tried to do one to club Tropicana but it's not going to beat Flair's All of the Lights one so why embarrass myself

I was thinking of a coco cabana thing, like coco fofana but it’s a can of worms that one.

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1 minute ago, Mickyblueeyes said:

Holy shit. We’ve actually done the deal. Have no clue how could this guy is but our scouts know how to pick a young player. Imagine if Benko gets over his injury problems; that’s soy, Evans, Fofana and Benko as CB choice. A central midfield choice of Praet, Youri and Madders. A DM choice of Wilf, Mendy and Hamza. Full backs choice of Riccy, Tim, Justin and Thomas developing. All of a sudden we look like a good squad not just a good team.

Preach :) 

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2 minutes ago, Collymore said:

I'm pretty sure it was Evans that some stats were dug out where he was the lowest in the league for things like last ditch tackles and recoveries etc... 

 

When analysed further it turned out it was because he was so bloody good he never found himself in the position where he needed to do those things.

 

From the videos of Fofana he looks the opposite, but that might be just he role he plays...

I think that is very typical of young defenders. 

 

They rely on strength or pace to dig them out of trouble but as they mature they start to realise that physical attributes fade so the need to be smarter and learn to read the game better resulting in them not relying on these things. 

 

19 is young for any player but for a CB..... 

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9 minutes ago, Mickyblueeyes said:

Holy shit. We’ve actually done the deal. Have no clue how could this guy is but our scouts know how to pick a young player. Imagine if Benko gets over his injury problems; that’s soy, Evans, Fofana and Benko as CB choice. A central midfield choice of Praet, Youri and Madders. A DM choice of Wilf, Mendy and Hamza. Full backs choice of Riccy, Tim, Justin and Thomas developing. All of a sudden we look like a good squad not just a good team.

Hate to burst your bubble but it does feel like quite a few of our players have all hit form at the same time. Take Mendy for example, he's looking like one of the top midfielders in the league at the moment... 

 

There's many mentioned above that if the wind changes could be capable of utter dog muck for a while. 

 

I know having more players means you're more likely to have at least one in form player though. 

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8 minutes ago, Long Eaton Fox said:

He still has a little problem of passing a medical when he has a knee injury which has kept him out of the last two games apparently. Sorry to be a downer. But wow, what an amazing three signings we've made so far:scarf:

He played at the weekend didn't he? Off the bench?

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Terrific signing. This kids going to be a jet. The squad is looking better now than 4 weeks ago. Still got some to come back from injuries too. Much more confident going forward to build on our good start. 
 

Oh, and Faark you Puel. 

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35 minutes ago, hackneyfox said:

I'd prefer not to have Soyuncu on the left, can he not play there? Left or right foot?

He'll be playing more than cup games.

Did you not see the games where they swapped and Soyuncu played on the right? It was not particularly impressive. Soyuncu plays best on the left. 

 

As for Fofana, if what I read earlier is correct, he typically plays on the right of a back 3.

 

And yes, more than cup games. When I say backup to the other two, I mean we can now afford to rest and rotate them, which is fantastic for everyone involved. 

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43 minutes ago, Collymore said:

Do you remember that YouTube video of Mahrez with that summertime soundtrack when it was becoming apparent he was world class?

 

Pure bliss and always think of him when I hear it. 

Haha yes!

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5 hours ago, TiffToff88 said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Fofana

 

Has anyone else pointed out that there's a French Rugby Union player with the same name?

 

Imagine the meltdown in here if the media have had this all wrong from the start and its actually the Tigers signing the Clermont player lol

Or, Rudkin’s had a mare and signed the Clermont player, and puel is reading all this stroking his cat. 

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Too much for the amount of risk involved, IMHO. Still other needs that will be harder to fill now, this season and after this season.  But it’s a done deal so just have to hope Fofana lives up to his potential.

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Just now, Deeg67 said:

Too much for the amount of risk involved, IMHO. Still other needs that will be harder to fill now, this season and after this season.  But it’s a done deal so just have to hope Fofana lives up to his potential.

What other needs do you think we have to fill? I would say now we have at least 2 capable options for every position.

Whilst we can always improve and should always look to, I think CB was the glaring area we needed to spend a bit of cash and we’ve done it.

We now I believe have a squad capable of  competing in Europe and PL. 

 

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