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I’ll be most curious to see what his role in the team is, especially when the players he’s looking to displace (Bernard, Richarlison and Sigurdsson) have all been big signings too. 

Most of the talk I ever hear about him is that he’s more of an attacking mid that’s been forced to play out wide for most of his career. He’s supposed to be pretty intelligent with his passing compared to most wide players for instance. He could make for a more mobile alternative to Gylfi that most of us have been crying out for. 

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38 minutes ago, Vranny said:

I’ll be most curious to see what his role in the team is, especially when the players he’s looking to displace (Bernard, Richarlison and Sigurdsson) have all been big signings too. 

Most of the talk I ever hear about him is that he’s more of an attacking mid that’s been forced to play out wide for most of his career. He’s supposed to be pretty intelligent with his passing compared to most wide players for instance. He could make for a more mobile alternative to Gylfi that most of us have been crying out for. 

the arse forum posts said they thought he should be a CM or AM, they don't consider him a winger even though he was played on the left.  apparently for nigeria he plays through the middle and has said he likes that best.  could be the young guy supposed to give gylfi some competition?

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5 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

the arse forum posts said they thought he should be a CM or AM, they don't consider him a winger even though he was played on the left.  apparently for nigeria he plays through the middle and has said he likes that best.  could be the young guy supposed to give gylfi some competition?

This is Everton, we don't pay 40 mil for bench warmers and backups. I think Silva has something up his sleeve.

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7 hours ago, Btay said:

Why? 

He's a different kind of player. Hasn't got the ability to finish like Zaha has or make defenders as uneasy. Iwobi is great at retaining the ball and keeping possession but he's not going to create something out of nothing. 

Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability and we've really just swapped Lookman for a player of similar ability  (in my opinion, no facts to back this up), but it's cost us 20m.

Bernard does the same job as Iwobi. We needed a left footed winger and I settled on Zaha due to his pure ability that could take us to the next level. 

It was a desperate signing, much like smalling or Rojo would have been and despite it being a well thought out window before the TDD it feels like the last day spoiled it a little bit and made me question the efficency of the club slightly. 

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12 minutes ago, Aidan said:

He's a different kind of player. Hasn't got the ability to finish like Zaha has or make defenders as uneasy. Iwobi is great at retaining the ball and keeping possession but he's not going to create something out of nothing. 

Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability and we've really just swapped Lookman for a player of similar ability  (in my opinion, no facts to back this up), but it's cost us 20m.

Bernard does the same job as Iwobi. We needed a left footed winger and I settled on Zaha due to his pure ability that could take us to the next level. 

It was a desperate signing, much like smalling or Rojo would have been and despite it being a well thought out window before the TDD it feels like the last day spoiled it a little bit and made me question the efficency of the club slightly. 

I disagree that lookman is closer to Zaha’s ability but each to their own! I really hope you end up surprised by this signing.

Zaha for 90mil would have had me really questioning the efficiency of this club though.

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1 hour ago, Btay said:

I disagree that lookman is closer to Zaha’s ability but each to their own! I really hope you end up surprised by this signing.

Zaha for 90mil would have had me really questioning the efficiency of this club though.

Sorry for the confusion I mean Lookman is similar to iwobi. 

When I'm disappointed we sign an individual they usually prove me wrong and visa versa when I'm excited for a signing they usually flop 😂

Agreed though 90m would have been rediculous. They got everyone excited though didn't they?! 

 

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1 hour ago, Aidan said:

He's a different kind of player. Hasn't got the ability to finish like Zaha has or make defenders as uneasy. Iwobi is great at retaining the ball and keeping possession but he's not going to create something out of nothing. 

Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability and we've really just swapped Lookman for a player of similar ability  (in my opinion, no facts to back this up), but it's cost us 20m.

Bernard does the same job as Iwobi. We needed a left footed winger and I settled on Zaha due to his pure ability that could take us to the next level. 

It was a desperate signing, much like smalling or Rojo would have been and despite it being a well thought out window before the TDD it feels like the last day spoiled it a little bit and made me question the efficency of the club slightly. 

Very much disagree. He has the trickery, strength and pace to unsettle most! I know I’m going to refer to the highlight reel here, but one thing that stood out was his ability to turn people inside out, usually by nutmegging them.  

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43 minutes ago, Mogsy said:

Problem with Bernard is his size for the physicality of the premier league, iwobi won’t be brushed of the ball as easily, so with iwobi we should hopefully keep the ball better in the final 3rd 

I haven’t really noticed that his size as caused him problems I would say quite the opposite, his low center of gravity and pace help him skin players, his biggest problem for me is his finishing it’s shit, that’s where I see Iwobi having an advantage over Bernard. 

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11 hours ago, Vranny said:

I’ll be most curious to see what his role in the team is, especially when the players he’s looking to displace (Bernard, Richarlison and Sigurdsson) have all been big signings too. 

Most of the talk I ever hear about him is that he’s more of an attacking mid that’s been forced to play out wide for most of his career. He’s supposed to be pretty intelligent with his passing compared to most wide players for instance. He could make for a more mobile alternative to Gylfi that most of us have been crying out for. 

 

3 hours ago, Finn balor said:

Marco in press conference says he will play on the left or can play behind the front man

What I read (and I have read a couple of different quotes about it) is that he will play on the left and cut inside behind the striker rather than being an AM. He will play like Bernard does cutting inside creating room for Digne to raid forward. Richie and Walcott are both more direct finishers in comparison.

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2 hours ago, Mogsy said:

Problem with Bernard is his size for the physicality of the premier league, iwobi won’t be brushed of the ball as easily, so with iwobi we should hopefully keep the ball better in the final 3rd 

Size has never bothered Hazard, Silva, Mata, Ossie, etc. Balance, quick feet, close control can often beat bigger and stronger players. I agree they Iwobi is a lot stronger but from what I’ve seen he more often than not beats or holds off a player with skill rather than strength

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3 hours ago, Matt said:

Size has never bothered Hazard, Silva, Mata, Ossie, etc. Balance, quick feet, close control can often beat bigger and stronger players. I agree they Iwobi is a lot stronger but from what I’ve seen he more often than not beats or holds off a player with skill rather than strength

Bernard is a weakling though. Tenacious and skillful but bigger lads just push him off the ball.

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4 hours ago, Matt said:

Sometimes but I’ve seen him dip under and turn out of the pressure several times too. Plus he’s not afraid to get stuck in 

Yeh he proper battles for such a little fella. Seen “stronger” guys pushed off easier because they have no mongrel. Needs to sharpen up his finishing though.

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13 hours ago, Btay said:

Yeh he proper battles for such a little fella. Seen “stronger” guys pushed off easier because they have no mongrel. Needs to sharpen up his finishing though.

You're not kidding. That volley miss on an open net in one of the pre-season matches was atrocious. He probably still had time to wait for the half volley too.

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1 hour ago, EFC-Paul said:

Lookman similar ability to Zaha....Jesus Christ 🤯

Iwobi is a better player than Lookman and has more in his locker 

Nobody said this, did they? 

As for the second paragraph, iwobi is more proven in the games he has played with his return of goals /assists, but im not sure he will be better in the long run than Lookman. 

I'm uneasy with the signing of iwobi, I felt like there were better options earlier on in the window and he was a panic buy after we realised Zaha wasn't a possibility. 

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On 12/08/2019 at 22:51, Aidan said:

Nobody said this, did they? 

As for the second paragraph, iwobi is more proven in the games he has played with his return of goals /assists, but im not sure he will be better in the long run than Lookman. 

I'm uneasy with the signing of iwobi, I felt like there were better options earlier on in the window and he was a panic buy after we realised Zaha wasn't a possibility. 

"Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability"

Not far off = lesser but similar 

Lookman had been given ample opportunities to prove his worth and bar the very odd flash we never saw any consistency from him, something which multiple managers would have seen in training etc 

Iwobi will prove to be a good singing especially for the money considering the market and buying from essentially a possible rival/English club 

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36 minutes ago, EFC-Paul said:

"Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability"

Not far off = lesser but similar 

Lookman had been given ample opportunities to prove his worth and bar the very odd flash we never saw any consistency from him, something which multiple managers would have seen in training etc 

Iwobi will prove to be a good singing especially for the money considering the market and buying from essentially a possible rival/English club 

I don’t think Lookman did get a decent go of it, he was always coming on as sub and rarely started, never consistently. Still, Iwobi is a much further developed you talent and I’m still as excited now as TDD

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2 hours ago, EFC-Paul said:

"Like I said before Lookman is not far off zahas ability"

Not far off = lesser but similar 

Lookman had been given ample opportunities to prove his worth and bar the very odd flash we never saw any consistency from him, something which multiple managers would have seen in training etc 

Iwobi will prove to be a good singing especially for the money considering the market and buying from essentially a possible rival/English club 

Do apologise I meant iwobi not Zaha. All of this could have been avoided! Zaha is head a shoulders above Lookman. 

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19 minutes ago, plaidharper said:

Brands mentioned in his latest interview that he could provide competition for Siggy.  

as suspected he is the younger siggy replacement.  i gotta hand it to Brands, unlike previous regimes where we replaced only once they were gone for 2 years, he is doing it well in advance of needing that player so they are blooded and accustomed to our style and culture.  

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1 minute ago, Finn balor said:

We paid £28 mill for Iwobi and got £20 mill for lookman give or take a few mill? I must admit I’ve not seen enough of Iwobi but he’s had a lot more premier league games and contributed more in a more successful team

i admit i didn't want Iwobi but i'm warming to him, reading the arse forum and seeing how much he's already played in the Prem and Internationally i think we could have a decent player.  very young too.  

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4 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

A very promising debut from him and I hope he gets his full debut on Wednesday. It was lovely having someone that wanted to get involved, unlike the fella he came on to replace who is happy to showcase the superpower of invisibility.

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1 hour ago, markjazzbassist said:

i was not impressed, he had one decent shot that's about it.  i didn't see any of the creative defense splitting passes that he's supposed to be known for.  if he's supposed to replace gylfi i'm not impressed.  never wanted this guy here, i hope he kicks it up a notch and proves me wrong.

You need locking up you nutter😉

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3 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

i was not impressed, he had one decent shot that's about it.  i didn't see any of the creative defense splitting passes that he's supposed to be known for.  if he's supposed to replace gylfi i'm not impressed.  never wanted this guy here, i hope he kicks it up a notch and proves me wrong.

Have u merged into Pete?

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i have never rated iwobi and walcott, 2 players we sadly signed.  i've been wrong on so many players let's hope that's what it is.  but i saw enough arsenal to see that they are not good.  everyone acting like iwobi was messi out there, he had a shot off the bar and little else.  he dithered on the ball too much, he needs to be more decisive.

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