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Discussion in 'Match Reports' started by boris, Jan 6, 2015.
Can't see one and didn't see the game. Apologies if there is one.
Everyone was practically invisible
Admittedly, I didn't watch the match, read any reports or even visit the match thread but nonetheless i'd wager the ratings above will be spookily accurate .
I believe most of us followed this by a combination of text and radio. I can bring you the ratings and paraphrases of comments from Collomosse in London Evening Standard if that is of any interest:
Vorm: 6. Little to do. Goal not his fault.
Vlad: 6. Eccentric display with strange decisions.
Fazio: 7. Increasingly dominant, but made an error before the goal.
Jan: 7. Improving with Fazio, but error prone.
Davies: 8. Best player of the night, growing in confidence.
Dembele: 7. Mobile and used the ball well.
Stambouli: 6. Taken off due to an early yellow card.
Chadli: 7. Attacking outlet & enduring effectiveness.
Paulinho: 4. Gave the ball away.
Eriksen: 6. Hard working in 3 different roles.
Soldado: 5. No service, made nothing happen.
Townsend: 6. Struggled.
Kane: 5. Some wrong choices/wasting chances.
Everyone get's a 6.
And that's a hangover from New Years Day's ratings.
I listened to most of it on the radio and the only time i heard Soldado's name was when he was finally put out of OUR misery.
For Kane to get the same rating as Soldado is criminal, at least Kane broke sweat and tried to create things, was involved in the goal and tested the keeper.
I think only people that actually travelled away to the game should bother giving ratings. If any one did what I did and listened on the radio all they heard was the commentators talking about the coldest game they've been to and how little was happening on the pitch. Possibly the worst radio commentary I've heard and you couldn't judge anyone on anything they said.
What did you listen to it on? I listened to the first half on bbc 94.9 (fm) and the commentary was, as usual, pretty good and informative.
I made the mistake of listening to the second half on R5SX (digital) and they might as well have broadcast static.
Tell that to Collomosse, I was as I said quoting a newspaper for those who found it interesting. If you don't, move on.
I never do these, but I guess with it not being broadcast it might be helpful.
Vorm - 6: Didnt have to do much, was quick off his line on a couple of occasions but as the game went on he seemed to catch the poor distribution bug.
Chiriches - 3: Had another one of those games really. I can forgive a wayward pass here and there but he lost the flight of the ball a few times completely unchallenged, on one occasion he seemed to hook the ball blind over his head towards Vorm from just inside our half on the right, a complete brain fart. Appalling passing and seemed to affect the confidence of Jan in particular.
Vertonghen - 6: Jan looked a bit flustered at times but I think he just didn't trust some people as an out ball.
Fazio - 7: I've been a critic of his but he was good last night, mopped up most things, apparently he was at fault for the goal but I couldn't really make it out because it was at the opposite end. I liked the fact that he was pressing high up the pitch, gave away a few free kicks for stealing the ball by seemingly going through a player from behind, but I don't mind that, he's starting to mix it a bit more instead of waiting for runners to turn.
Davies - 7: Played well, passing got more loose later in the game but he was constantly getting into good positions to cross the ball. Squared a lovely cross to Kane in the box on 91 mins who was completely unmarked and fluffed it, otherwise we'd be talking about another great late assist for him.
Paulinho - 4: Set the tone early with some horrendous, lazy passing. Looked flustered on the ball, didn't do anything particularly good defensively or in attack, poor passing killed a few of our chances to break.
Dembele - 5: Again, poor passing let us down a lot. He showed for the ball a lot, but couldn't get his rhythm going. Being partnered with Stambouli in the first half meant the onus was on him to drive us forward, but too often he overplayed it. Classic Dembele sometimes where he would ghost past two people and then play a naff ball or turn back on himself.
Stambouli - 4: This guy needs to do something and quick. Constantly made poor choices, didn't look like he had any command of midfield. Looked out of his depth if I'm honest. Got a stupid, needless booking for holding back a player in their own half and paid the price with Poch.
Eriksen - 6: One of the few that really tried. Looked like he was running in treacle at times, you could tell he was tired. Some uncharacteristically poor passing, but nobody seemed on the same wavelength bar Chadli and Davies to be fair to him,
Chadli - 8: Best player on the pitch IMO. Not just because he scored our goal, but because he was constantly direct, used Davies well and put Burnley under a bit of pressure, where the rest let them off the hook.
Soldado - 3: Didn't get involved at all. A few half hearted flick ons here and there but wasn't showing for the ball at all. He was effectively waiting for something to happen instead of putting in a shift.
Kane- 6: for 15 minutes after he came on he changed us completely. Classic Kane, dropping deep for the ball, going out to the wing to pick it up, head up, looking for others, testing the keeper and was involved in the goal with a lovely weighted pass. Missed a sitter at the end though.
Townsend - 5: Tried to get involved and drive us forward, but wasn't effective.
I forgot I wasn't allowed an opinion on content posted.
You can, I'm just not prepared to debate the ratings, since they are not my own.
I didn't ask you to. I merely gave my opinion on those ratings, regardless of who gave them.
Good for you.
He's been doing that since we signed him, but his army of fanbois excuse it by saying he makes intelligent runs.
Fucking doesn't. He makes Adebeyor look like a grafter and Kane look like a superhero.
Well this is a forum mate.
Let's simply stop this, we are spamming the thread. See you in another thread.
lol. You are to Kane what I am to Soldado.
Well to quote that wanker down the road, but i'm actually being genuine and not an ignorant twit.... ' I didn't see it'.
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