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December 03, 2018, 03:44:51 AM
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Bernard has lacked composure in a few games against the top sides, but he’ll come good. Walcott is the one that needs rotating, he’s been poor to average all season.


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December 03, 2018, 04:06:08 AM
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Silas

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Weird that Walcott always gets a chance but Bernard always looks better over the course of a match. Regardless I reckon Lookman has earned a shot over either one at the moment

December 03, 2018, 08:13:25 PM
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Weird that Walcott always gets a chance but Bernard always looks better over the course of a match. Regardless I reckon Lookman has earned a shot over either one at the moment

Thought he looked more composed and 'meaty' on the ball than Walcott when he came on
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December 04, 2018, 12:15:59 AM
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Thought he looked more composed and 'meaty' on the ball than Walcott when he came on

Yeah one of Lookmans better cameos. Wouldn't mind seeing him against Newcastle

December 04, 2018, 12:38:01 AM
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Cozzie


I also think we need to end the Richarlison upfront chapter.

It hasn't exactly "failed" as such but he is our most effective player and we aren't getting enough out of him.

I know many don't rate Tosun but he is a finisher, he will do just fine in my opinion until Jan.

Richarlison is more effective on the left cutting in.

I'd start Tosun upfront and bring Lookman in for Theo. Give Bernard a rest as well.

December 04, 2018, 12:48:20 AM
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Think Bernard needs to keep his spot he's getting fitter and better each game..
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December 06, 2018, 03:08:31 PM
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Changed my mind on Theo. We need players who run beyond and he makes better runs than anyone else. Worth having in the side for that alone, despite how disappointing he’s been when in the good positions lately.
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December 06, 2018, 03:18:02 PM
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I think the latest set of results emphasises that you're only as good as your strikers. I think we are about right, however, if we had a Kane, Aguero, Salah even Lukaku etc we'd be in the top 4 as we dominate enough games. I know we arent going to go out and get someone like those mentioned but even if we could get someone like Lacazette I think we'd be much better off points wise

December 06, 2018, 03:59:17 PM
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Lxxx


Changed my mind on Theo. We need players who run beyond and he makes better runs than anyone else. Worth having in the side for that alone, despite how disappointing he’s been when in the good positions lately.

It's no use getting in those positions if you constantly fail to produce. Last night he was clean through on goal from Pickford's pass but he looked as if someone had tied his shoelaces together, not for the first time, and the chance was gone. His inability to get a football under control is poor for someone with his experience. 

December 06, 2018, 04:04:29 PM
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Walcott over lookman for me all day.

Still struggling to see what lookman gives to this side at the moment.

Looks totally not arsed and takes up strange positions.
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December 06, 2018, 04:08:04 PM
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Lxxx


I think we need to persevere with Lookman, give him games, time and encouragement. Theo is yesterday's man, there is no upside to consistently playing a winger who fails to produce and is getting older. Lookman has bags of potential but he doesn't have much game intelligence, which can only come with experience, if it comes.

December 06, 2018, 04:34:43 PM
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sam of the south


Lookman seems convinced that he’s a roaming, free role forward in the Messi mould.

He isn’t.
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December 06, 2018, 05:21:40 PM
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Lxxx


Lookman seems convinced that he’s a roaming, free role forward in the Messi mould.

He isn’t.

If he's been watching Raheem Sterling and thinks he can try and model his game on him then he first needs to learn the basics before he can progress to that style of play.

December 06, 2018, 05:26:47 PM
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sam of the south


If he's been watching Raheem Sterling and thinks he can try and model his game on him then he first needs to learn the basics before he can progress to that style of play.

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December 06, 2018, 05:27:26 PM
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I do get excited about the raw ability of Lookman, but then again I also notice when he goes missing, doesnt track back, fucks up a tackle, is regularly out of position, etc. Then I look at Walcott and think, that pace is scary, its keeping their full backs in their own half, nice tracking back, good reading of the game, etc. Its a tough one. I think at the end of the day, we will have to offer him bit part games, on big wages, and if hes not happy with that, then we should cash in on him, as currently Walcott is the better option overall. Be nice to have both, but its not going to happen. The priority, after securing Gomes ;) is a scary, goal scoring forward. Hopefully a VERY good one.