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He did work hard, no question. They did a great job of cutting off our supply from midfield almost in its entirety, so it wasn't just Jota, but he didn't execute when given the opportunity. 

Fitness wise though every single one of them to a man stood up, Jota included, hence we ran away with it in the last 15-20. 

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1 minute ago, dont_do_it_doug. said:

He did work hard, no question. They did a great job of cutting off our supply from midfield almost in its entirety, so it wasn't just Jota, but he didn't execute when given the opportunity. 

Fitness wise though every single one of them to a man stood up, Jota included, hence we ran away with it in the last 15-20. 

yeah.

The positive i try to take from some of our struggles against Leipzig, is that they are Champions League quality opposition, and their press was a thing of beauty, even holding out against therm for the first 50 minutes was a success in my books tbh.

I know we won, but i think winning flattered us a bit, regardless though the fact we managed to hang it with them at all gives me some real confidence in the team, we wont face teams that good week in week out in the Prem.

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I'm not complaining about the performance at all. We did what we had to do and then ran away at the end. I didn't find the score line all that flattering to be honest although it absolutely could have gone either way, Mings missed a couple of sitters for us too. We created plenty on balance, but we had to scrap for it. I'm cool with that. 

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I think at most will be useful option against the weaker sides in this league, wasn't a good cameo at all.

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Just now, Dr_Pangloss said:

I think at most will be useful option against the weaker sides in this league, wasn't a good cameo at all.

Agreed. Terrible today, from a different league.

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4 minutes ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

I think at most will be useful option against the weaker sides in this league, wasn't a good cameo at all.

was just coming to say this. Doesn't seem like he will be good for counter-attacking when we play against the top 6

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I thought it was going to be a good sub. It's not easy bringing anyone on for last half hour in a premier league match when you're getting overrun. Spurs were well on top at that point.

We'll have to see how he fits into the away game strategy long term but I'd like to see him in a few home games first, think he'll be a useful option against teams that come to VP to defend.

Would see how he does in games at home where we'll get more of the ball before writing him off as a premier league player.

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Very poor.

Early to say but it may be he’s not cut out for it against the top 6.

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Proved why we shouldn't have questioned Smith's team sheet. Not one for this kind of game. But hopefully valuable against bottom half teams.

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He is a home player I would suggest, really struggled today. One of his first touches and he could barely pass the ball ten yards to a teammate. 

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Very disappointing but maybe Deano knew best and was hoping for an impact sub. 

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50 minutes ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

I think at most will be useful option against the weaker sides in this league, wasn't a good cameo at all.

Yes ! - and if that is all he does for £4m it will be money well spent. 

He looked good pre season, when it wasn't full on - with the best defenders in the world at him - Jota will probably struggle - a couple of goals v Norwich, Burnley etc will be a good return.

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To be fair, there are lads having a pop at him here who were singing his praises this last few weeks, and yes he was poor. Can be unbelievably fickle though. From creaming your pants watching him in pre season to nah he's not good enough. Grealish was poor today. Very bad, let's have it straight. Nobody talking about benching him though after a game. ?

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27 minutes ago, Johnnyp said:

To be fair, there are lads having a pop at him here who were singing his praises this last few weeks, and yes he was poor. Can be unbelievably fickle though. From creaming your pants watching him in pre season to nah he's not good enough. Grealish was poor today. Very bad, let's have it straight. Nobody talking about benching him though after a game. ?

Your probably right. I wasn't one of them though. I just don't see him as a wide right player at PL level. I see him more as an AM replacement for Jack. That's just me though. That doesn't mean I don't think he has played badly either the last few weeks, it just comes down to positional attributes required. I still think he is a decent signing. 

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Just now, AVTuco said:

Just the 3,5 million player he is.

He would be better if he cost less, like McGinn ;)

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to be fair he's an "on the ball" type of player, and we had no ball.......

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His lack of physical prowess shows when under the pressure. I think Smith was hoping that he would help us hold onto the ball, but the midfield were knackered and couldn't get the ball anywhere near him. 

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