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January 14, 2021, 08:03:02 PM
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kramer0


I kind of want to see his mobile tank act in the midfield at some point.

Could be very useful for shutting down counterattacks through the middle.

No idea what his distribution would be like, though.
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January 14, 2021, 08:16:57 PM
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I kind of want to see his mobile tank act in the midfield at some point.

Could be very useful for shutting down counterattacks through the middle.

No idea what his distribution would be like, though.

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January 14, 2021, 08:25:21 PM
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I'd be very surprised if we ever see him in midfield.
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January 14, 2021, 08:30:45 PM
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I'd be very surprised if we ever see him in midfield.
I wouldn't want to. Don't think his passing or close control are good enough to work in a defensive midfield role. If you were the position you'd just set traps for him to recieve it, then pounce and you'd be bearing down the back 4 straight away

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January 14, 2021, 08:36:27 PM
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kramer0


I'd be very surprised if we ever see him in midfield.

Yeah, I donít necessarily think itíll happen.

I do want to see what it would look like if/when our midfield options are thin and lacking in defensive quality. He defends a ton of space and that can be leveraged in certain types of matches. It could also be a safer way for him to learn some of the nuances of defending centrally at this level.

With that said, if heís not good enough with the ball at his feet itís a total non-starter.

January 14, 2021, 08:39:39 PM
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January 14, 2021, 08:41:26 PM
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With that said, if heís not good enough with the ball at his feet itís a total non-starter.


It was supposed to be one of his main strengths, after recovery pace and sheer muscular beauty, according to reports & YouTube vids.
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January 14, 2021, 08:49:54 PM
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It was supposed to be one of his main strengths, after recovery pace and sheer muscular beauty, according to reports & YouTube vids.

True, but there is a difference between playing with everything in front of you and playing after receiving the ball between the lines on the turn.

Iím just interested in seeing how we can continue leverage his obvious abilities in a way that doesnít hurt the team. He looks awkward at CB, clearly fourth choice there for me.

January 14, 2021, 09:22:35 PM
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True, but there is a difference between playing with everything in front of you and playing after receiving the ball between the lines on the turn.

Iím just interested in seeing how we can continue leverage his obvious abilities in a way that doesnít hurt the team. He looks awkward at CB, clearly fourth choice there for me.

Yes on all of that.
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January 14, 2021, 10:01:30 PM
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Blistering pace doesn't really help you in central midfield, especially when it takes a few yards for the after burners to kick in with him... Think we'd be wasting a key strength there by playing him in midfield.

January 14, 2021, 11:03:26 PM
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I'd be very surprised if we ever see him in midfield.

I've been quite surprised at how gammy he's looked on the ball, other than when charging with it.

Thought he'd be more Holgate than Jonah Lomu but here we are.
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January 15, 2021, 12:10:42 AM
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January 15, 2021, 08:06:56 AM
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True, but there is a difference between playing with everything in front of you and playing after receiving the ball between the lines on the turn.

Iím just interested in seeing how we can continue leverage his obvious abilities in a way that doesnít hurt the team. He looks awkward at CB, clearly fourth choice there for me.

I think he'll probably continue to plug holes for the remainder of the season.  With the inevitable injuries, yellow card accumulations, red cards, and the like, he's going to continue to get game time. 

Next year I think we'll be when we need to really figure out his future role.

January 15, 2021, 01:07:58 PM
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I've been quite surprised at how gammy he's looked on the ball, other than when charging with it.

Thought he'd be more Holgate than Jonah Lomu but here we are.

Do agree although a huge caveat to that is predominantly playing in an unfavoured left back role and being right footed. Sort of up against it if trying to be neat and tidy in that position

January 15, 2021, 03:51:31 PM
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I've been quite surprised at how gammy he's looked on the ball, other than when charging with it.

Thought he'd be more Holgate than Jonah Lomu but here we are.

Holgate's passing hasn't been great recently either, particularly at right back.

Plus it took Keane 3 years to turn into a passing centre half so I'm excited to see what he can do with a decent run at CB