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I thought he was ok today. Obviously not match sharp but he will get better. He could be the player to keep us up.

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Maybe he needs lager instead of water. Like when Popeye has Spinach.

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Yes he needs minutes.

 

but surely those minutes would be better at the END of the match when the opposition are tired and he’s fresh?

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Whether we should be patient with him or not, did anyone actually bother going to watch him before we signed him on loan? Has he been playing reserve games or anything that some of our scouts could have been checking out? Otherwise it seems we have signed a player soley based on reputation from years ago.

He's so so far off the pace I have to assume it is pure negligence from the powers that be that we've signed him on LOAN as the absolute best case scenario is he's finally up to speed by the time we're already relegated.

Clearly nowhere near ready, I'd be playing every one of our midfielders ahead of him and I think most of those are limited at best. In fact, I'm trying to work out if McGinn would still be fitter as of today...

Such a weird signing.

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21 minutes ago, HeyAnty said:

I thought he was ok today. Obviously not match sharp but he will get better. He could be the player to keep us up.

I agree there was a bit about him although off the pace

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7 minutes ago, MarkLillis said:

Of course he can come good.

Why are some so quick to write players off?

This guy was a key part in a Premier League winning team just three years ago and is still only 28.

He May not be the answer for us that true.But give him chance to stake his claim.

Because there’s no time to ‘bring him up to speed’ just like we wasted all that time with bringing Bolasie up to speed.

Bringing him in to bolster the squad because of injuries is not a problem.

Using up a precious loan spot when we have 0 fit strikers, and sticking him straight into a team that’s already full of errors when he’s clearly not fit I have a huge problem with.

In his current state he’s a downgrade on what we already have in the squad, and we’re wasting point winning opportunities getting him fit.

Get him fit, THEN play him. He’ll either get injured or be completely void of any confidence if he continues to play in this sorry state

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21 minutes ago, MarkLillis said:

Of course he can come good.

Why are some so quick to write players off?

This guy was a key part in a Premier League winning team just three years ago and is still only 28.

He May not be the answer for us that true.But give him chance to stake his claim.

Im all for giving hims chance to stake his claim but he basically has walked straight into the starting 11, Luiz makes a mistake he’s dropped same with nakamba, Drinkwater starts v watford regardless of form probably

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Hopefully he’ll improve as he picks up match sharpeness. Looks a bizarre signing at the moment.

Smacks of a Terry pick, knows him from Chelsea and he’s probably a good laugh on the piss in Marbs. Amazed that Smith or Suso agreed though. I guess with no budget left for a CM they didn’t have much choice. 

 

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It’s difficult as I think there is a player there, he is very calm on the ball and wants to get involved but is nowhere near fit enough. It’s wether you stick with it and hope he gets fit in the process. I can see why Smith played against city (to give him game time in a game he knew he was going to get beat) but today wasn’t really the time. I wouldn’t start him against Watford but maybe after 60 mins if we are doing okay.

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Absolutely baffling signing. I refuse to believe there are literally no CMs that could have helped us that aren’t retired alcoholics

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Strange decision to loan him in when most of the season will have passed him by before he is up to speed.

On a more positive note - we can send him back at the end of the season - if he even gets that far.

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When match fit he'd probably be our best Midfielder, sadly we don't have time on our side. 

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There's a quality in player in there - I feel we are going through pain barrier at the mo - hoping that we find that quality player.

Don't think he is a significant downgrade on our other midfield options. 

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2 hours ago, Uncle Albert said:

Looks 2 yards of the pace, not what we need im afraid

Which based on the City performance would but Luiz 4 yards off the pace, hence the start today. He’ll get better.

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We have just chucked in him when he is not ready and it is such a busy period with matches every week he won't have time to settle in yet.  The free weekend coming up should be spent with in at Bodymoor getting up to speed.

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I think Luiz will get the start on Wednesday. We needed bodies in with all our injuries, he looks like a moneyball signing. 

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I am hoping he comes good but he looked very leggy and slow today. We already have enough of those types of players.

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