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April 29, 2018, 02:14:09 PM
Reply #15


We should also play Walcott on the left as he's more effective for getting a goal. Lookman on the right.. Good pace and goal threat with Tosun up front.

April 29, 2018, 02:49:24 PM
Reply #16


I'd like to see Walcott through the middle at some point, but having got rid of all our wingers, we'd have no-one to play there. Cenk has been quite good but from the little I've seen of him, he's not the most mobile. Maybe in a more expressive team he'd bang them in for fun.

Dare I say it, I'd love to see us emulate the RS and just pack the forward line with pace. 4-3-3, balls out running for 90 mins. Walcott with 2 other similar players across the front, pace with around 12-15 goals a season in them. That was my hope last summer after losing Lukaku, but maybe we could hire a manager who would implement this kind of style.

Back on topic, as much as I like Bolasie, Walcott is streets ahead. He just needs to be given freedom to play (which is why I think up front would be good) and forward options to play alongside. Bolasie doesn't look like he knows what he's going to do next.

April 29, 2018, 02:58:50 PM
Reply #17


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There is a temptation that because Bolasie's play can be exciting at times, you could call him unorthodox, different or say he has a 'different style' to Walcott in comparison.

The truth is that Walcott is the vastly superior footballer in all areas and it is precisely Bolasie's lack of ability that has made him play in this different, awkward style to compensate for his shortcomings.

It is also worth noting that as fans, we love hard workers and all Bolasie's endeavours look hard fucking work whilst Walcott's technical ability makes everything look so effortless that it is easy to think he is not working as hard but I would guess that if you looked at how much ground each of them cover in a game, Walcott would be the harder worker.

I really like Bolasie and how hard he works to make things happen and play in a different way but him and Walcott in the same breath is like Martina and Baines.

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April 29, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
Reply #18


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Both are alright mid table players, Walcott a level above that but a level or two below the good players in the league like.
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April 29, 2018, 05:03:27 PM
Reply #19


It depends on team style, we play like an underdog.

If you don't want possession, then pace and directness is more useful.

If we want to be more imposing, then Bolasie's creativity becomes more useful.

April 29, 2018, 05:17:04 PM
Reply #20


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I still think it’s amazing we only paid 20 million for Walcott.

And equally amazing we paid an extra 9 million for Bolasie.

Walcott is streets ahead. Vastly superior player. Can finish for a start.
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April 29, 2018, 05:18:18 PM
Reply #21


They're absolutely streets apart in every aspect of their play.

April 29, 2018, 05:31:49 PM
Reply #22


Walcott has been coached properly for his whole career. Bolasie has learned it all the hard way. Big fan of Bolasie but I’d say Walcott is better. Big season for Yannick next season though.

April 29, 2018, 05:56:55 PM
Reply #23


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Bolasie does have the better smile though.
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April 29, 2018, 10:14:41 PM
Reply #24


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Bolasie does have the better smile though.

Bolasie, on a bad day... ;D
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April 29, 2018, 10:36:47 PM
Reply #25


Walcott would have him any day .

April 30, 2018, 12:05:55 AM
Reply #26


There isn't even a debate here's Theo all day .

Bolasie is awful ....hope he improves but cant see it tbh .
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April 30, 2018, 10:21:47 PM
Reply #27

Free Agent

Would like to see him back at Palace. Swap for Zaha perhaps  :snigger:

April 30, 2018, 11:42:46 PM
Reply #28


I think having Bolasie playing limits the effectiveness of the whole team because no one knows what the fuck he is going to do, including him.

You can't pass to him and take up a position to receive a pass or capitalise on his dribble because you don't know what's going to happen to the ball.

Yes he might get one assist or one goal per game but you don't want that at the expense of 10 other attacking opportunities being wasted.

It's low percentage, hopeful football which suits teams who don't want to control possession.

April 30, 2018, 11:56:07 PM
Reply #29

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It's low percentage, hopeful football which suits teams who don't want to control possession.

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