Player watch: Josh Onomah

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  1. WiganSpur

    WiganSpur Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. He's done better than expected at Villa when he's played but I did not agree with Villa as a loan destination particularly with Bruce as manager. We should have sent him to a team lower in the league with a smaller less talented squad. Your Brentford's, Barnsley's, Burton, Preston etc. I also wonder if he'd get games at Bournemouth, they're struggling at the moment and they look like they might be in need of some creativity. I think Howe would give him a fair shot.

    On the plus side we all know he's got the talent and can produce under pressure now. I think come January if things don't change we should bring him back if possible and find another destination for him. Either that or bring him into the first team fold more, particularly if we don't manage to sign Barkley.
     
  2. Streetspur77

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    Surely if we wanted to have him guaranteed starting then that's what we'd get, we were in control. Maybe they want josh to learn other things like battling for a place when things aren't going your way, and to build some mental toughness

    For a loan to be successful doesn't mean you have to be playing every week, look at Harry's various loans, they seem more about building a well rounded player and teaching how to work hard rather then getting things spoon feed to you because you're from the prem

    Just an idea
     
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  3. waresy

    waresy Well-Known Member

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    Ok, it is really confusing having a player watch and a loan watch thread for Onomah :unsure:
     
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  4. cockerel downunder

    cockerel downunder Active Member

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    It’s ironic that our formation this season would suit him much better, as it does sissoko. He was never going to get games in the double pivot but now we have 1 holding and 2 box to box types he could have got some minutes in the more central role
     
  5. Cravenspurs

    Cravenspurs Well-Known Member

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    His highlights against Scotland

     
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  6. SlumDilla

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    Wow. You can tell that he'll thrive in a team where players make good runs. His passing ability is improving each time I see him play. We should really look to secure him a PL loan in January. A team like Swansea or even Bournemouth could do with Onomah in the team.
     
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  7. allpaths

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    his passing isnt improving, it's always been very good, he's just playing with a lot of confidence and arrogance (in a good way). hopeful he'll bring this attitude next year when he's fighting for minutes in our competative side.
     
  8. EastLondonYid

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    He is improving because he is getting games rather than just minutes...
     
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  9. kmk

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    I love Mousa but I want to see Onomah ahead of him next season. Especially against bus parkers.
     
  10. matthew.absurdum

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    I love Poch. But his most annoying management is to put CM players in AMC/Attacking wingers positions, like Onomah, Sissoko, Dembele (two seasons ago) and... well, Dele. Poch needs to put Onomah in the right position....
     
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  11. JUSTINSIGNAL

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    It's because he can't be trusted in the central midfield. He lets players run off him and is not disciplined enough positionally.
     
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  12. JUSTINSIGNAL

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    It's because all these players are not disciplined enough. I love Onomah but until he learns to tackle, track runners and generally stayed disciplined he won't play in CM at the top level.

    Everytime I have seen him for Villa he as looked lazy af in his tracking back. That's probably why he has found himself out of the team of late. He's an immensely talented players but needs to scrub up on some of the fundamentals of midfield play before he can develop any further.
     
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  13. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    Good lad. On course.

    That boss knee-slide after his goal shows you how much his confidence is growing. He's beginning to 'ave himself.
     
  14. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    Absolutely. It will come though. His all-round game will develop and he'll become more fluid throughout. I think it might just be the way with him that it's his offensive game that needs to click properly first before he acquires the rest.
     
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    Agree apart from Dele, who imo is definitely not a CM.
     
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  17. Bus-Conductor

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    It’s actually the opposite with Sissoko, he’s an AM who’s been played at CM. Dembele actually started life as a forward, then spent quite awhile as an AM (I actually prefer him there where he can dribble at defenders around their box and not midfielders in the centre circle), and Alli never really had the skill set to play CM well at this level, unless maybe as an 8 in a 3cm system perhaps, but he did mostly play there for MKI believe, I think Poch has created the best role for him possible as a dual 10/auxiliary striker.

    His treatment of Onomah has just been inexplicable though.
     
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  18. Spurs 1961

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    I think Dele is a number 8, more a striker than a traditional number 10. With Eriksen, Kane and Dele we have a very complimentary three players
     
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    Geez Badges? We don't need no stinking badges! Admin

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    Equally think, and many full on youth watchers said the same originally, that he was lacking in composure around the box. Almost certain the wing thing was just a live training exercise to give him a different perspective. This kid and Winks can run our midfield in a season or two to top class standard.
     
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