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I thought he was largely anonymous, just couldn't get himself into the game but still worked hard.

 

They are 2 big games for him in the space of a few days. Mentally that will take its toll on him.

True but he will learn so much, from this as will the others. Games like this help them to kick on.

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True but he will learn so much, from this as will the others. Games like this help them to kick on.

Every player is different, especially between the ears so some maybe need a few days rest and others need a bit of time out of the team.

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I agree Pad he's looked slightly off the pace of late but does look much more comfortable as Steve says as part of that three

 

At his age being thrown into the mix quite rapidly I've been very impressed with him, we'll see a much more rounded and better player next season

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I agree young players need to rest and Tom has played allot recently. If Morgan had been fit and McCarthy had not put country before common sense he would have had a rest by now. He will probably play on Sunday as I don't think Barry can play 2 games in a week, but he should get a break at some point.

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I thought his discipline was superb. Stuck to Carrick like glue - did his job for the team. Impressive.

 

I only picked it up when I watched the full game on repeat.

I think my gran could stick to Carrick. He isn't going to run past you!

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koeman said he won't be joining england U-19 for the summer. great news as he will get a rest and be ready to go full bore next campaign.

There's a chance he may play for the U21s (or it may be the U20s) though, as they play earlier in the summer.

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"Gareth Barry - who admits to being terrified before his own Premier League debut, which came 59 days before Davies was even born - has spoken about being struck by the teenager's poise."

 

Amazing. Still hard to believe Barry has been around that long.

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Lukaku has played well today. Link up play and duels have been much better.

Not sure what that's got to do with Tom Davies like :lol:

 

Much better from him today though. I thought he'd been pretty poor for a few games but he was back today. Davies that is.

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Fantastic today, hadn't quite been on it last few games I didn't think, but fuck me, to be playing the position he plays in the Premier league week in week out at 18, right in thick of things box to box... I can't think of many who have come in and done so well at 18. Dare I mention a certain former red shite captain?.

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Fantastic today, hadn't quite been on it last few games I didn't think, but fuck me, to be playing the position he plays in the Premier league week in week out at 18, right in thick of things box to box... I can't think of many who have come in and done so well at 18. Dare I mention a certain former red shite captain?.

It's his composure which impresses me. He is so cool on the ball and uses his strength so well.

 

He's got a few things what can't be taught in his locker.

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Scored a goal? But other than that felt like we were playing with 10 men. Not involved enough for me

 

The interview with Ray Hall pissed me off as well. Basically confirmed these ex players etc shoe horning youngsters into the academies. Both Ashley Williams youngsters playing for City!

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It was a performance of maturity beyond his years

 

Complete team player. His positioning is so good - he learns very quick.

 

That tackle to put Barkley in for his one on one was superb.

 

Didn't stop - always pressing, biting at their ankles. Very very good.

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Thought he was excellent today. The amount of times he turned out of a challenge to be facing them head on.

His first touch passing is so good for his age.

 

His first touch passing is what sticks out most for me. He's always able to pick out a teammate quickly when under pressure.

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Thought he played really well. He looked tired after about 60 mins though. He needs a rest imo.

Yeah he managed to run further than anyone else on that field, too. Just under 12km.

 

He works his socks off, but I doubt he will want a rest. He needs to be played.

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Yeah he managed to run further than anyone else on that field, too. Just under 12km.

 

He works his socks off, but I doubt he will want a rest. He needs to be played.

 

i'm with you Aiden, the more experience and game time he gets now, the better he will be next campaign (and hopefully in Europa)

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Along with ninety-seven others :unsure:. Daft.

 

keeping with some good company on that list, voted Davies but I think Donnaruma will win it.

 

Well clear with 9% of the vote at the moment, nearest challenger has 5% (Tom 1%).

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Along with ninety-seven others :unsure:. Daft.

 

 

Well clear with 9% of the vote at the moment, nearest challenger has 5% (Tom 1%).

 

Yeah -- I don't understand their nominations. Cameron Carter-Vickers is on there, and while I think he has a bright future, he rarely plays for Spurs!

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Its obvious very early days for Tom but how good do you think he could be?

 

Is he going to a good premiership player (which is he about now) or has got the ability to be more than that?

 

I haven't been as impressed with him as most others have been, but that's not to say I think he's terrible or anything like that because I don't think that in any way. For me he spends too much time on the periphery of games, drifting in and out. However, he's a kid with only a handful of games to his name so that's pretty much exactly how I'd expect him to be at this stage so I don't see it as a problem, but as something he's got to figure out how to combat as he gains experience. I think he'll do this, and he's certainly got the tools to do it and the right people around him to point him in the right direction as well.

 

In my opinion his best game for us came against Leicester a few weeks ago, and it showed that he is starting to figure out how to stay involved in games. I thought he was fantastic in that game - he was all over the pitch, doing everything you could ask of him. It was a proper combative performance, but he also showed he can be much more than that as well because there was plenty of quality displayed as well.

 

I reckon we've got a brilliant all-round midfielder on our hands. While his attacking game is his main strength, he's not afraid of getting stuck in either. He'll definitely be a good PL player, anything above that is up to him and his determination I'd say. Much like Barkley, he looks to have the tools and now it's down to application as he progresses.

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I am impressed. He's only 18 isn't he?

 

For his debut season, he's done brill.

 

He does need to filter some of his energy and make it count. But some of his movement, touches, passes and a bit of silky skill that he has shown, he should be a solid player for us.

 

Obviously he'll get hyped up because he's English, and of course the media will sell him to Chelsea, City or United, plus he plays in a position/role which I think gets least recognition these days...but I think he's saved us millions.

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His execution of 'plays' is what impresses me the most. What he does with the ball, he generally does VERY well. His tackling is also great. As some have alluded to, it's what he does when he's not involved or his decision making on whether the get involved or not.

 

In terms of his one touch passing, it's sublime. His intelligence is the best weapon in his locker IMO. But for someone's debut season, he's done very well but still has many areas to improve on.

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His execution of 'plays' is what impresses me the most. What he does with the ball, he generally does VERY well. His tackling is also great. As some have alluded to, it's what he does when he's not involved or his decision making on whether the get involved or not.

 

In terms of his one touch passing, it's sublime. His intelligence is the best weapon in his locker IMO. But for someone's debut season, he's done very well but still has many areas to improve on.

 

I think I mentioned this earlier in this thread, but this is what impresses me the most. His age makes me nervous when he receives the ball in tight spaces, but he almost always finds an outlet. His awareness/composure is amazing for someone his age.

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I think he's been solid. For an 18-year-old, he's been superb. His movement is excellent, in addition to all the other positives you guys have been pointing out. My only qualms with his play are things likely to be ironed out with age and maturity (mental and physical). He can be a bit lightweight and lacking in awareness with the ball sometimes, so he loses possession a bit too often (or, at least, I notice it). He can also be a bit erratic out there. He needs to slow it down sometimes for the sake of his teammates. But, the good thing is that his downsides are mostly a product of him working hard and caring. Once he fills out and figures out how to measure his game a bit, he's going to be a very good player.

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His execution of 'plays' is what impresses me the most. What he does with the ball, he generally does VERY well. His tackling is also great. As some have alluded to, it's what he does when he's not involved or his decision making on whether the get involved or not.

 

In terms of his one touch passing, it's sublime. His intelligence is the best weapon in his locker IMO. But for someone's debut season, he's done very well but still has many areas to improve on.

I concur. Great player on our hands.

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I like his aggression and the pace he wants to play at. Sometimes he are far too slow, especially when Ross wants to dither around with the ball at his feet, allowing defenders to regroup.

 

I like to see those hard slidr tackles he throws in, as long as he has the best intentions. He's the box to box player we've craved for years.

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I like his aggression and the pace he wants to play at. Sometimes he are far too slow, especially when Ross wants to dither around with the ball at his feet, allowing defenders to regroup.

 

I like to see those hard slidr tackles he throws in, as long as he has the best intentions. He's the box to box player we've craved for years.

 

And the best thing is he's one of ours, how much would it have cost to buy in someone to do the job he's doing?

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I think he's brilliant. My type of footballer. No ego, no selfishness, technically sound in all areas....

 

He plays like you would expect a lad from the area to play. He will go on to be our captain in 4 or 5 years. He will get called up to the senior squad in the next 18 months. He will be England captain. He won't get his head turned.

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And the best thing is he's one of ours, how much would it have cost to buy in someone to do the job he's doing?

£20m.... but to do the job he will be doing next year £30m the year after £40m.....

 

He will improve all the time.

 

The bit that impressed me was his interview after the Chelsea game- I think it was his debut. He wasnt happy to get his debut - he was pissed off at the result and was getting annoyed at the questions... He's a serious lad.

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves he's done ok no doubt but he's been given pretty much a free role. Players like Gueye and Morgan letting him express himself. I can't see

Him every being England captain

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves he's done ok no doubt but he's been given pretty much a free role. Players like Gueye and Morgan letting him express himself. I can't see

Him every being England captain

The impressive thing is he does the things you dont see from a kid so young.... they normally play with youthful abandon - he is measured in everything.

 

He even fouls intelligently - his concentration levels are superb... He will make the odd blooper but this lad is doing stuff you just don't see from an inexperienced kid who is so young.

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