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1 hour ago, Romey 1878 said:

I said he’d never hit one as good as the one against City again, and tonight’s wasn’t. Was still a fucking beauty though.

Just before he set Keane up for his goal I’d just been thinking we should sub him off for Iwobi because, other than giving away the free-kick that led to their goal, he’d done nothing.

Then he puts in that gorgeous ball for Keane and follows it up with his rocket of a goal. I watched that ball all the way in from my seat, and as soon as it left his foot it was never going to be anything other than a goal. 

He is very much a highlights player but fuck me those were some incredible highlights! 

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3 hours ago, Hafnia said:

I tend to find players who run their backsides off for 90 minutes helping the team out, showing leadership etc as being solid players .... Not highlights players.  A great signing. 

 

He said after the game if he fails here it won’t be on effort but quality. Well he has shown he has the quality in his locker, I just hope he can keep the consistency for the season.

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4 hours ago, Hafnia said:

I tend to find players who run their backsides off for 90 minutes helping the team out, showing leadership etc as being solid players .... Not highlights players.  A great signing. 

 

It always amazes me that most fans never see or understand that what you do when you don’t have the ball is equally as important as when you do have the ball, he could have a bad game in possession of the ball, but have a fantastic game off the ball yet he won’t be credited for that, today he had both but he will nearly always give you the latter. 

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19 minutes ago, Palfy said:

It always amazes me that most fans never see or understand that what you do when you don’t have the ball is equally as important as when you do have the ball, he could have a bad game in possession of the ball, but have a fantastic game off the ball yet he won’t be credited for that, today he had both but he will nearly always give you the latter. 

Oh the irony :lol:

 

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6 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

I said he’d never hit one as good as the one against City again, and tonight’s wasn’t. Was still a fucking beauty though.

Just before he set Keane up for his goal I’d just been thinking we should sub him off for Iwobi because, other than giving away the free-kick that led to their goal, he’d done nothing.

Then he puts in that gorgeous ball for Keane and follows it up with his rocket of a goal. I watched that ball all the way in from my seat, and as soon as it left his foot it was never going to be anything other than a goal. 

I didn't have anyone in mind when I posted mate. But I am now waiting for the game when he does as I'm sure you are :)

 

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2 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Same as mate, I have one good night every week or two and I look and feel so much better for it the next day, sleep is powerful sleep deprivation is destructive 

I've a whole new appreciation for single parents who work full time. Throw a countdown to the house purchase and a few other stresses and bingo! 

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Proving himself to be a very good addition to our squad, he’s known for the screamers, and long may they continue, probably less so for his contribution off the ball which he’s also very good at. Compare him to some of the expensive ( transfer fee or wages) players we’ve had recently. I know who I’d rather have.

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Interesting stat on Townsend. Some managers just seem to work well with certain player and visa versa.  Yesterdays goal was definitely coming. He will not keep these ratio's up, but it is encouraging that he is a good fit for Benitez systems.

His crossing is consistently good quality and with decent pace, the stat from last season that he was the premier leagues most accurate crosser is proof of his consistency and quality. Townsend as a signing will at least give us breathing room for a couple of seasons while we get out finances in order. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Totally stressed out here as well, waking up to this every day is bloody hard work:P:67:

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If only that was the reality of everyday life but alas it’s not and your soon be back joining us in the cold and rain, hope that realism doesn’t spoil your day Mike, see you soon very very soon 😂

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14 hours ago, Hafnia said:

I tend to find players who run their backsides off for 90 minutes helping the team out, showing leadership etc as being solid players .... Not highlights players.  A great signing. 

 

There is definitely no doubt that he works hard but I don't get how someone who can hit the ball that well, can struggle with other basic on the ball work. As Romey said, he would have been a candidate for the bench before that cross because he wasn't contributing enough.

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3 hours ago, Bailey said:

There is definitely no doubt that he works hard but I don't get how someone who can hit the ball that well, can struggle with other basic on the ball work. As Romey said, he would have been a candidate for the bench before that cross because he wasn't contributing enough.

I said to my lad about 3 minutes before that he should be pulled for Iwobi, how wrong can we be!   I’d much rather see him than Bernard, Bolassie, Walcott and Lookman who all had their chance before him.

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17 hours ago, Bailey said:

There is definitely no doubt that he works hard but I don't get how someone who can hit the ball that well, can struggle with other basic on the ball work. As Romey said, he would have been a candidate for the bench before that cross because he wasn't contributing enough.

He's a wide player....  We were not in the game so it's unlikely he's gonna get on the ball as much.  Win the midfield battle and we get on the ball. 

 

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1 hour ago, Hafnia said:

He's a wide player....  We were not in the game so it's unlikely he's gonna get on the ball as much.  Win the midfield battle and we get on the ball. 

 

He actually took responsibility for not getting on the ball enough in the first half in his interview. I liked that about him and I do really like him as a person, so I would love for him to be a huge success here.

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6 hours ago, Hafnia said:

He's a wide player....  We were not in the game so it's unlikely he's gonna get on the ball as much.  Win the midfield battle and we get on the ball. 

 

It isn't about him being on the ball or not, it is what he does with it. He wasn't doing anything with it to that point and then boom!

I just find it strange, I wonder if it is a concentration thing. A player with that talent, who works well for the team like he does, should be far better than he is and have had a far more illustrious career.

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11 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

He actually took responsibility for not getting on the ball enough in the first half in his interview. I liked that about him and I do really like him as a person, so I would love for him to be a huge success here.

I watched the game twice, I actually think he did show but our speed of play was slow, our midfield were not on the ball.  It was just generally poor, not sure how a wide player can change that but if he wants to take responsibility then fair enough. 

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Not to moneyball you all here but…

Statistically over his career he is averaging (roughly) a goal involvement every 232 minutes.

With us, albeit a small sample size he is at 89 mins per goal involvement. Newcastle under Rafa he was 181.5 minutes.

Its not unrealistic to think he could easily chip in 10-15 goals or assists this season with those numbers.

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3 hours ago, Btay said:

Not to moneyball you all here but…

Statistically over his career he is averaging (roughly) a goal involvement every 232 minutes.

With us, albeit a small sample size he is at 89 mins per goal involvement. Newcastle under Rafa he was 181.5 minutes.

Its not unrealistic to think he could easily chip in 10-15 goals or assists this season with those numbers.

I don’t think we will see that not because the stats are wrong I just don’t think he will be an automatic stater, if he starts more than 20 games in the league I will be surprised. 

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4 hours ago, Palfy said:

I don’t think we will see that not because the stats are wrong I just don’t think he will be an automatic stater, if he starts more than 20 games in the league I will be surprised. 

I think we all expected a big name to come in along with Gray and Townsend but in all honesty, they are probably out performing any big money signing we could have made right now 

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7 hours ago, Matt said:

Why? Who's his competition?

I’m not sure that he can keep the intensity up would be great if he could but I feel he will be needed to be rested at intervals, and that’s not a reflection on his ability or focus which are spot on but more his age. And I believe Iwobi will get opportunities to play out on the right    he has improved and impressed Benitez so we could see him there in quite a few games. 

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13 hours ago, Btay said:

Not to moneyball you all here but…

Statistically over his career he is averaging (roughly) a goal involvement every 232 minutes.

With us, albeit a small sample size he is at 89 mins per goal involvement. Newcastle under Rafa he was 181.5 minutes.

Its not unrealistic to think he could easily chip in 10-15 goals or assists this season with those numbers.

Just to dive into this a little bit further.

Since the 2014/15 season he has played 14,416 minutes scoring 20 and assisting 27. That is one involvement every 307 minutes which is approximately every 3.5 games or 11 contributions a season.

As a comparison, since arriving in England, Richarlison has played 11,869 minutes scoring and assisting a combined 51 times. This is a contribution every 233 minutes, 2.5 games or 15 contributions a season.

 

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5 hours ago, Btay said:

I think we all expected a big name to come in along with Gray and Townsend but in all honesty, they are probably out performing any big money signing we could have made right now 

I agree totally, Rafa would have liked money to bring in better players he has said so himself, but the Gray and Townsend signings have been for no money and have made an instant impact, and that is down to the manager , they are his signings playing how he wants. If people believe he has bought well then imagine what he had lined up if he could have off loaded James and had some decent money to play with. 

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I though Townsend was the pick of the bunch of players available as free transfer. So I was glad when we snuck in while Palace dilly dallyied about offering him a new contract. 

No complains on the return so far, lets just hope he continues in the same vain. He looks like he is enjoying his football

If you have players like Townsend in the team that are capable of a decent shot from outside the area - it gives the opposition defence something to think about. He will not score goals like that to often, but defenders dare not give him too much space in that area of the pitch. They need to get to him quick -  it make space for others to exploit.

 

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Good, bad or indifferent, we all have our own assessment of him, however the one thing that he is doing is having shots at goal which we’ve not been doing enough of the past few season. I’d much rather have a crack at goal than pass across the defence/midfield, who knows, we might score every now and then!

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6 hours ago, Palfy said:

I agree totally, Rafa would have liked money to bring in better players he has said so himself, but the Gray and Townsend signings have been for no money and have made an instant impact, and that is down to the manager , they are his signings playing how he wants. If people believe he has bought well then imagine what he had lined up if he could have off loaded James and had some decent money to play with. 

God dammit I liked this before I read your little James dig. I haven't got the heart to down vote you though. You bastard.

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13 minutes ago, Btay said:

God dammit I liked this before I read your little James dig. I haven't got the heart to down vote you though. You bastard.

Sorry mate, but if we could have gotten rid of James and bought the young exciting fit hard working Diaz in Rafa would be taking us to the next level. Townsend isn’t the future neither is James, but Townsend is a mentor he’s a good example of what you should strive to be for the younger players, our future is Iwobi Richarlison Gray Godfrey Pickford DCL Doucoure Digne and Keane and if we can add the likes of Diaz in replacement of James I’m all for that. 

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