Player watch: Josh Onomah

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  1. thefierycamel

    thefierycamel Active Member

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    Sounds like bruce's thought process is something like "big, strong lad who can kick a ball - i'll chuck him up top". He's evidently a CM and has always played his best football there. I don't understand how randoms on a football forum can see this but managers at fairly big clubs can't? Even poch has played him out of position continuously. I don't think his workrate is that bad when he plays at CM either. He tends to track back hard and make good challenges when he plays there so i don't think that is the issue. It's almost like they don't trust a talented youngster to play at CM but are happy enough for him to be average in another position? Fucking weird management.
     
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  2. Blake Griffin

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    i think we should remember that at onomah's age, danny rose had three failed championship loans on his c.v and harry kane couldn't displace david nugent at leicester so it doesn't necessarily mean anything if this one goes the same way for josh.

    i don't really think @LexingtonSpurs point about him needing to adapt or be resigned to playing in the lower leagues is fair either, even at youth level onomah hasn't ever been effective in forward positions so i don't know why managers think that's suddenly going to change in the seniors. some players are versatile and are good in many positions whilst others are great in one but crap in others, the latter applies to josh but it doesn't make him any less of an asset to a team that uses him correctly. if he gets a run playing as a proper cm and flunks it then i will begin to concede that he won't have a future here(though he would still be young enough to persist with for a while) but whilst he's playing in all manner of unsuitable positions then i still maintain there's a quality player in there who just isn't being used to his strengths.
     
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  3. Cornpattbuck

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    I've said a few times that I'm pretty sure it's just a development thing.
     
  4. Dharmabum

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    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/11/0...ed-burnleys-jack-cork-hails-loaned-out-totte/

    Burnley midfielder Jack Cork has told Sky Sports that he feels Aston Villa loanee Joshua Onomah made a smart decision in choosing to leave Spurs on loan this season.

    "I watched the first half of the Villa game (against Preston) the other night and I saw Onomah," said Cork. "I didn't know much about him before but I saw himself put himself about, get physical and I think that's all you need. To put yourself out there, to be in a competitive environment where people depend on you to get results."

    "I was really impressed with him. He could probably have sat at Tottenham playing a couple of times, but you need games coming from that sort of environment," he added.
     
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    they lost at home 2-1 to SW yesterday, Onomah missed (through injury i think) so i wonder who they'll be using as their scapegoat this time.
     
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    played well today apparently -

     
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  8. Hengy1

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    Onomah in day with the villa fans :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. mark_2017

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    And then when he has an off day they'll hate him.
     
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  10. The Apprentice

    The Apprentice Charles Big Potatoes

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    A very small silver lining today.
     
  11. Drink!Drink!

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    Unbelievable
    A few short days ago they were giving him all kinds of abuse
     
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  12. Clark28

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    fuckn Villa fans changing their mind every week.

    if we recall Josh in January then they might finally realise they were lucky to have him.
     
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    It's almost as if football fans are all exactly the same but just wear different colour shirts, except for the Italian ones, they're just mental.
     
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    Really reminds me of Dembele
     
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  20. brendanb50

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    Yep, it's common amongst fans of all clubs though. He's young and that should always go in his favour IMO - a seasoned pro making mistakes is much more worthy of a fan's castigation than a young player learning his trade.

    Will be interesting to see if Poch becomes more flexible with his loan policies if this (and CCV at Sheffield United) loan is viewed as a success. I think he tries to keep them here to ensure they are adapting to the philosophy and tempo of the first team but there comes a point where they need games. Perhaps Kyle Walker-Peters falls into that category now, given his assured (but very limited) showings for us this season.
     

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