Lewis Holtby- Fulham

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  1. Lufti

    Lufti Well-Known Member

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    Looked on FriendsofFulham to see what happened, they're saying he was started at right wing and was poor. Probably the same as when he got played on the wing for us, just can't play there
     
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    Well it was 0-0 when Holtby went off. Not saying that he would have made a difference but it's hardly like he was so bad that he could be blamed for the defeat.
     
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    They've taken him off very early in the last two games and lost both of them. Correlation doesn't equal causation but I don't think their manager has done them any favours there
     
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    I'd like to see him play in centre midfield similar to where Modric played. He'd be ideal as the player picking the ball up from the defence and starting the ball rolling. Dembele is getting injured a lot these days and I like Holtby as an alternative. He works hard, makes himself available and is a tidy player on the ball.
     
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    Agree with this -- also does not hang around on the ball, trying to beat players. Looks for the forward pass. If fulham has toughened him up a bit defensively, he could work well there.
     
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  6. eddiebailey

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    Holtby has had, what four managers, this season? Not one of them fancied him in the role. I find that telling.

    Maybe he could play the role effectively in a couple of years time when he has calmed down a bit.
     
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  7. Krafty

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    He's energy and willingness to play a forward pass is something we sorely miss in central midfield. It's why I'd also like Carroll to get a chance next season because the way we want to play necessitates central midfield players who create the play.

    Dembele/Sandro/Paulinho/Siggy/Chadli/Bentaleb/Capoue are at best neat and tidy in possession, but they simply give it to someone else who is going to the difficult bit - and that person is Eriksen. We need more options to break down teams and I think a midfield of Eriksen and Holtby ahead of a DM could be very exciting.
     
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    What happened with Bony at the Christmas party? I'm very curious. If doesn't get you into trouble, of course...
     
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    What, telling that 4 hopeless managers didn't play him there so he must not be suited to play there?
     
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  11. wpd659

    wpd659 Legen.......wait for it..... DARY!!!

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    He will stay :)
     
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  12. idontgetit

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    Didn't get in the German squad :(
     
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    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11681/9306242

    Magath:

    "Lewis is a very skilful and a nice player but he is not a fighter - I think it was not the right move for him," Magath said of the player signed by previous Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen in January.

    "I think he has put too much pressure on himself.

    "Against Hull it was not him who was playing and against Stoke it was even worse.

    "It was too early, he came here for a chance to go to the World Cup but after a few weeks it was clear it wasn't working. It was not the right decision for him."




    Fuck you, Felix.
     
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  14. Lufti

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    What a joke. The fans can see him chasing every ball and giving everything each game, plus Sherwood said he's the hardest worker in training at Spurs. How can he say that he's not a fighter, unless he's been refusing to partake in the martial arts after the morning sessions or something?
     
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    I went to the Capital One Cup match against West Ham and after the match he was still on the pitch minutes after the others and was the last one off
     
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  16. WiganSpur

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    Magath should be grateful he was even in the Fulham squad.

    Seems to be a bit of a sob story now it's all gone tits up, good luck in the Championship Penfold.
     
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  17. Lufti

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    Fulham fans -

    I think him playing Holtby out of position is what did it
     
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    Apparently left out of Fulham squad.. Silly shit magath
     
  19. Snuzzy

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    Nah it makes sense to leave him out, if you've got nothing left to play for and no hope of keeping him, why WOULD you include a loan player in the last game of the season?

    Much better to let the fans give a cheer to a promising youth player (like we did today) or put one of your more marketable players further in the shop window.
     
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