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Author Topic: Goodison for Gomes?  (Read 191115 times)

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July 01, 2019, 11:55:02 PM
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However you look at it, Gomes has to score goals and make assists next year. He doesn't play in the same position, and played more games, but Siggy got 13 goals, 6 assists, and we still give him a hard time!

He needs support from our midfielders, as we can't solely rely on Richarlison and Siggy again next year if we want to push on.

I noticed in quite a few games last year he got into a position to get off a shot but opted for a pass instead, usually out wide. Maybe he needs to be encouraged to be a bit more selfish in those positions as he's clearly got the technique and he's a big lad so would have some power in those boots.


August 14, 2019, 12:28:50 PM
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Is it right heís out for several weeks? Leaves us a bit short in there now.

Although on the flip side Davies will now get a run in the side. A player who seemingly offers nothing special but we have a pretty impressive record when heís in the team.

November 04, 2019, 03:09:20 AM
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I think all the speculation about his demise is a bit premature. He was never overly athletic and what he really lacked in his game was the mental aspect of thinking more positively when on the ball.

Granted that's putting a positive spin on it as it was clearly a bad one but it only happened a few hours go, bit soon to be writing the obituaries.


November 04, 2019, 03:31:30 AM
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Just because heís not a speed merchant doesnít mean heís not athletic. Iím a fitness coach, and a lot of Gomesí game relies on his explosive power and ability to twist and turn to come away with the ball in tight situations. Power and dynamic flexibility are important facets of athletic performance, and an injury like this will not be easy to overcome.

Yeh fair point. I was just trying to compare him to a Coleman for example whose game was all about getting up and down and has clearly struggled to regain his past form. You may well be right, I just hope you're wrong for the lads sake.

November 05, 2019, 02:58:44 PM
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Statement from the club says the surgery went "extremely well" and that he's expected to make a "full recovery". So let's have some optimism here.

This is what every club says about every player just after a major surgery. Whilst it may be entirely true it's not something to base any judgement on, seeing as no-one has any idea what the future holds.

November 05, 2019, 07:07:02 PM
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You can see in the new photos that are blown up that Gomes' right ankle was already facing a 90 degree angle whilst still under the Son challenge. Yes the Aurier collision compounded it but there should be absolutely no grounds for Spurs to get his red card rescinded and if it is then the Premier League 'panel' are a disgrace.


November 06, 2019, 03:00:01 AM
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I haven't a clue what the rules are anymore and the worst thing is I don't think anyone in authority does either.

November 07, 2019, 03:17:21 PM
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When you look back at him crying at the time of the incident it looks so contrived now. I thought at the time it was genuine and maybe in some small way it was but he's a clever lad and played a blinder.

February 19, 2020, 12:41:17 AM
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Imagine that walking down the street while you're having a stroll with the missus.

February 29, 2020, 06:34:52 PM
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Someone with the ability to turn both ways and play a pass on either foot is invaluable for this team. For the past few months we have been functional in the middle and have been dragged along by the two lads up top. 

Hoping he starts against Man U tomorrow.

July 05, 2020, 12:30:44 AM
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Unfortunate with his injury but his performances were very average before it so he is unlikely to step up a gear now.

Another Schneiderlin in that we are going to be stuck with an under performing, overpaid player not fit for purpose until his contract runs out.
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July 07, 2020, 04:04:32 PM
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He'd probably work in a 4-5-1 with a destroyer like Gana beside him and someone creative ahead. His job of manipulating the ball around would then be a decent commodity to have and if you think back to the game at Anfield last season, he has(had?) it in his locker to step up and control a game. Albeit briefly.

As it is he's sat next to someone like Sig who does literally nothing or Davies who I'm running out of patience with too. So he's a square peg in a round hole not really doing anything of note.

Out of the midfielders he's probably the one we could get the most use out of, but the fact the conditions have to be just perfect for him to shine means he's ultimately a waste of a decent wage which could be better spent elsewhere.

September 26, 2020, 03:58:03 PM
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Would like to see Ancelotti get in his ear and tell him to stop playing at 70% all the time.

Look up more, move the ball quicker, use your long legs to stride forward and eat up some space instead of taking the easy option.

At the moment heís doing okay but if he wants to keep his place he has to offer more. I wouldnít mind seeing Iwobi in that inside left channel, heís got the movement and legs to play it if he can stick his foot in too.