Mentioned this as a few times over the past month or so. I see him as a kind of secondary CB. His performance will always be dependent on the man next to him, which is never what you want. I don't really see any character or personality in his play at all. He's a back against the wall defender. Good when the defenders and midfielders are really compact protecting something. Not very good in one on one type of situation and turns like he's just finished 5 roast dinners
Yep, heís a backfoot defender who excels in a compact, organised system - same as Williams.
I see him as another example of the disconnect between Koeman and Walsh. Why would Koeman, who had VVD at Soton; a mobile defender would could play out from the back, suddenly want slow players who are shite on the ball? I know players of VVDís quality arenít too common, but isnít that why we brought Walsh in? We could have at least tried to buy defenders with similar characteristics. Not like money was the issue.