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Re: Ex Players

by YorkshireRoyal99 » 13 Jan 2022 10:55

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No one has said he was awful.

Overrated - yes. I seem to remember him being terrible with his feet and there was always a mistake waiting to happen - as it was with most of his career.

Good shot stopper, but that was pretty much it.

What a terrible opinion.

He was incredible for us and deserves a great deal more respect than you are giving him. Shocking.

He was dross. Nearly as bad as Rafael.


Al-Habsi was quality. Had the odd error and weaknesses like every goalkeeper does but he was very good for us, particularly in our play off season. His performance away at Sheffield Wednesday was simply superb.

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Re: Ex Players

by Uke » 13 Jan 2022 11:36

Gylfi Siggurdsson is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season.

Has he been charged yet?

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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 13 Jan 2022 12:19

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Definitely did. I was just trying to make a point about Al-Habsi. Anyone who thought he was "awful" clearly didn't see him play in that season. We would have been midtable without him.


No one has said he was awful.

Overrated - yes. I seem to remember him being terrible with his feet and there was always a mistake waiting to happen - as it was with most of his career.

Good shot stopper, but that was pretty much it.

He basically cut the mistakes out by that season. He was outstanding at that point.

Shaka > Hahnemann > Martinez > Al Habsi > McCarthy > Federici >Cabral

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Re: Ex Players

by NathStPaul » 13 Jan 2022 12:22

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NathStPaul Definitely did. I was just trying to make a point about Al-Habsi. Anyone who thought he was "awful" clearly didn't see him play in that season. We would have been midtable without him.


No one has said he was awful.

Overrated - yes. I seem to remember him being terrible with his feet and there was always a mistake waiting to happen - as it was with most of his career.

Good shot stopper, but that was pretty much it.

He basically cut the mistakes out by that season. He was outstanding at that point.

Shaka > Hahnemann > Martinez > Al Habsi > McCarthy > Federici >Cabral

Joao Virginia cruelly overlooked.

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Re: Ex Players

by SCIAG » 13 Jan 2022 13:00

Never thought Al-Habsi was terrible with his feet. He was quite eccentric and kept doing Cruyff turns under pressure, but his passing success under Stam was higher than Martinez and not far behind Federici under Adkins. A long way behind Southwood for sure, but he was better with his feet than McCarthy or Hahnemann.

I’m generally a huge Al-Habsi fan though, honestly would put him up with Shaka who was formative for me.


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Re: Ex Players

by Orion1871 » 14 Jan 2022 12:56

Bayern star Alphonso Davies diagnosed with Mild Myocarditis after a recent covid infection.

Looks like, under unfortunate circumstances, Omar Richards could be playing regularly for a while.

Edit:

Davies out for "a few weeks" according to Nagelsmann.

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Re: Ex Players

by Pepe the Horseman » 19 Jan 2022 14:19

Barcelona weighing up a move for Lucas Boye :lol:

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Re: Ex Players

by The Royal Forester » 21 Jan 2022 17:00

Good article on the Chronicle website by Benjy. About Jay Tabb, a good read about his time at the Mad Stad, before and after as well. Benjy seems to be a good journo. Goes out and finds stories, in the slacker days. He is destined for things greater than the Chronicle, I think.

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Re: Ex Players

by bcubed » 21 Jan 2022 17:03

The Royal Forester Good article on the Chronicle website by Benjy. About Jay Tabb, a good read about his time at the Mad Stad, before and after as well. Benjy seems to be a good journo. Goes out and finds stories, in the slacker days. He is destined for things greater than the Chronicle, I think.


Yep, although based on a small sample, he is far too good


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Re: Ex Players

by Mid Sussex Royal » 21 Jan 2022 19:24

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The Royal Forester Good article on the Chronicle website by Benjy. About Jay Tabb, a good read about his time at the Mad Stad, before and after as well. Benjy seems to be a good journo. Goes out and finds stories, in the slacker days. He is destined for things greater than the Chronicle, I think.


Yep, although based on a small sample, he is far too good


Agree - a breath of fresh air compared to before and Low at Get Reading

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Re: Ex Players

by Franchise FC » 22 Jan 2022 06:28

Pepe the Horseman Barcelona weighing up a move for Lucas Boye :lol:

Oh how the mighty have fallen (Boye that is)

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Re: Ex Players

by Barney » 22 Jan 2022 11:02

Pepe the Horseman Barcelona weighing up a move for Lucas Boye :lol:


:shock:

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Re: Ex Players

by Hendo » 22 Jan 2022 11:18

Seem to remember players always commenting how he was one of the most skilful in training. Never translated into performances in matches.

Good luck to him.


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Re: Ex Players

by From Despair To Where? » 22 Jan 2022 12:06

Hendo Seem to remember players always commenting how he was one of the most skilful in training. Never translated into performances in matches.

Good luck to him.


Come,on, thats not fair, I remember him tearing some lower league full back a new arsehole in a cup game.

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Re: Ex Players

by Orion1871 » 23 Jan 2022 16:01

Pepe the Horseman Barcelona weighing up a move for Lucas Boye :lol:


They'll be even more interested in him now. Scores against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

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Re: Ex Players

by Hound » 24 Jan 2022 11:55

Olise getting the big ups after his display on the weekend.

Whats he worth now - £30m? More? :roll:

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Re: Ex Players

by URZZZZ » 24 Jan 2022 11:56

Hendo Seem to remember players always commenting how he was one of the most skilful in training. Never translated into performances in matches.

Good luck to him.


Agree, there was definitely something there with him but it never really worked out here, always tried too hard to impress and it backfired

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Re: Ex Players

by NathStPaul » 24 Jan 2022 11:57

Hound Olise getting the big ups after his display on the weekend.

Whats he worth now - £30m? More? :roll:

Really cringey how our supports fawn over him though.

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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 24 Jan 2022 12:19

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Hendo Seem to remember players always commenting how he was one of the most skilful in training. Never translated into performances in matches.

Good luck to him.


Agree, there was definitely something there with him but it never really worked out here, always tried too hard to impress and it backfired

Would pull off a brilliant bit of skill and then play a simple 5 yard pass straight to the opposition.

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Re: Ex Players

by Sutekh » 24 Jan 2022 13:39

Hound Olise getting the big ups after his display on the weekend.

Whats he worth now - £30m? More? :roll:


Is there a possibility of a sell on clause at all?

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