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Esneyder Mena

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Nameless » 10 Jun 2021 07:19

If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....

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by Hendo » 10 Jun 2021 08:44

Nameless If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....


Would it be because we only have 1 senior fit full back, who spent a big portion of last season injured, but can also play at left back if required?

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by NewCorkSeth » 10 Jun 2021 08:45

Nameless If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....

Maybe Yiadoms recent injury record is on the clubs mind? If we can't rely on him for a full season, Araruna remains untested and we lose Tmac then Holmes will be needed at CB? I dunno.. could do with a LB though..

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Snowflake Royal » 10 Jun 2021 09:52

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Nameless If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....


Would it be because we only have 1 senior fit full back, who spent a big portion of last season injured, but can also play at left back if required?

Hard to say Holmes isn't a RB when most of his first team appearances have been at RB where he was perfectly adequate.

Also ignores Araruna who we went in to last season happy to have as second choice RB.

It's no where near as bad as having just one very i jury prone senior RB. Remember, we only signed Esteves once both Yiadom and Araruna were out.


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Re: Esneyder Mena

by NewCorkSeth » 10 Jun 2021 09:55

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Nameless If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....


Would it be because we only have 1 senior fit full back, who spent a big portion of last season injured, but can also play at left back if required?

Hard to say Holmes isn't a RB when most of his first team appearances have been at RB where he was perfectly adequate.

Also ignores Araruna who we went in to last season happy to have as second choice RB.

It's no where near as bad as having just one very i jury prone senior RB. Remember, we only signed Esteves once both Yiadom and Araruna were out.

See my above post?

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by URZZZZ » 10 Jun 2021 11:33

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Nameless If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....


Would it be because we only have 1 senior fit full back, who spent a big portion of last season injured, but can also play at left back if required?

Hard to say Holmes isn't a RB when most of his first team appearances have been at RB where he was perfectly adequate.

Also ignores Araruna who we went in to last season happy to have as second choice RB.

It's no where near as bad as having just one very i jury prone senior RB. Remember, we only signed Esteves once both Yiadom and Araruna were out.


Holmes is too conservative as FB, turns back inside almost every time. Not his fault because he’s a CB playing at RB but considering how narrow our attackers play, we need more from our FB’s. Really shouldn’t be an option there unless we’re down to the bare bones

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Snowflake Royal » 10 Jun 2021 12:03

Just think people need to remember we have three players who have been either intended to cover RB or done so fairly well when called upon, and money is exceptionally tight, and other positions are higher priority.

Holmes for example could go through next season getting Harley any games if he's 4th choice CB and 4th choice RB. That's not goi g to help him.

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by URZZZZ » 10 Jun 2021 12:19

Snowflake Royal Just think people need to remember we have three players who have been either intended to cover RB or done so fairly well when called upon, and money is exceptionally tight, and other positions are higher priority.

Holmes for example could go through next season getting Harley any games if he's 4th choice CB and 4th choice RB. That's not goi g to help him.


Conversely, as a young player, IMO it would be more beneficial to stick to one position and learn it to a higher degree rather than alternating between two positions

Considering that Morrison will only get older (and hence more injury prone and perhaps even more prone to making mistakes) and Holmes is our second choice RCB, there’s the potential for plenty of games for him next season

Two players for each position is about right with perhaps 1/2 extra


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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Snowflake Royal » 10 Jun 2021 12:24

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Snowflake Royal Just think people need to remember we have three players who have been either intended to cover RB or done so fairly well when called upon, and money is exceptionally tight, and other positions are higher priority.

Holmes for example could go through next season getting Harley any games if he's 4th choice CB and 4th choice RB. That's not goi g to help him.


Conversely, as a young player, IMO it would be more beneficial to stick to one position and learn it to a higher degree rather than alternating between two positions

Considering that Morrison will only get older (and hence more injury prone and perhaps even more prone to making mistakes) and Holmes is our second choice RCB, there’s the potential for plenty of games for him next season

Two players for each position is about right with perhaps 1/2 extra

So Yiadom and Araruna, with Holmes. 8)

Meanwhile, our LB options are Bristow and McIntyre. LW Ejaria. RW Meite and Olise.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Stranded » 10 Jun 2021 13:49

Sounds like this guy is a RWB - so could play further forward - some interesting comments on that there Twitter about him from a guy who knows Columbian football and says he is a bit of a star.

Who knows but if he is free and wages low, then could be worth a punt. Scouting network is going to be key this year.

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by NewCorkSeth » 10 Jun 2021 15:04

Stranded Sounds like this guy is a RWB - so could play further forward - some interesting comments on that there Twitter about him from a guy who knows Columbian football and says he is a bit of a star.

Who knows but if he is free and wages low, then could be worth a punt. Scouting network is going to be key this year.

Yeah, that dude does say he played mostly as a winger last season but CAN play RB and RWB. Winger is needed tbf and it would be great to have someone who can cover Yiadom that actually knows how to get up and down the pitch.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by URZZZZ » 11 Jun 2021 11:39

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Snowflake Royal Just think people need to remember we have three players who have been either intended to cover RB or done so fairly well when called upon, and money is exceptionally tight, and other positions are higher priority.

Holmes for example could go through next season getting Harley any games if he's 4th choice CB and 4th choice RB. That's not goi g to help him.


Conversely, as a young player, IMO it would be more beneficial to stick to one position and learn it to a higher degree rather than alternating between two positions

Considering that Morrison will only get older (and hence more injury prone and perhaps even more prone to making mistakes) and Holmes is our second choice RCB, there’s the potential for plenty of games for him next season

Two players for each position is about right with perhaps 1/2 extra

So Yiadom and Araruna, with Holmes. 8)

Meanwhile, our LB options are Bristow and McIntyre. LW Ejaria. RW Meite and Olise.


Well yeah, depends on whether Paunovic thinks Araruna is up to it - will be 10/11 months between competitive games for him. If not, we're left with Yiadom (who missed most of last season with constantly injury problems)

Ultimately also depends on whether any U23's are ready for the step up too - but considering Watson was the main RB last season for the U23's, this seems unlikely


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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Sutekh » 11 Jun 2021 13:50

Might be useful as an anagram of his name is “endears enemy”.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by royalp-we » 11 Jun 2021 13:55

Gives me a bit of the Paolo Hurtado feels.

Although nice to see an attacking FB linked. Yiadom is quick but really isn’t that great once he gets in the final third.

A senior LWB is bound to be a target and the window isn’t open yet, so not sure why people are bemoaning this.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by morganb » 11 Jun 2021 18:37

royalp-we Gives me a bit of the Paolo Hurtado feels.

Although nice to see an attacking FB linked. Yiadom is quick but really isn’t that great once he gets in the final third.

A senior LWB is bound to be a target and the window isn’t open yet, so not sure why people are bemoaning this.


Think the window opened this week, on Wednesday 9th June according to a link off of :

https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/legal/tms/

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Sutekh » 11 Jun 2021 19:59

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royalp-we Gives me a bit of the Paolo Hurtado feels.

Although nice to see an attacking FB linked. Yiadom is quick but really isn’t that great once he gets in the final third.

A senior LWB is bound to be a target and the window isn’t open yet, so not sure why people are bemoaning this.


Think the window opened this week, on Wednesday 9th June according to a link off of :

https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/legal/tms/


It’s irrelevant, players can be signed any time after the previous season closes as they won’t play until the pre-season friendlies start in July anyway.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by NewCorkSeth » 12 Jun 2021 06:09

Sutekh Might be useful as an anagram of his name is “endears enemy”.

That is very useful.

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Notts Royal » 12 Jun 2021 21:03

royalp-we Gives me a bit of the Paolo Hurtado feels.

Although nice to see an attacking FB linked. Yiadom is quick but really isn’t that great once he gets in the final third.

A senior LWB is bound to be a target and the window isn’t open yet, so not sure why people are bemoaning this.


Completely forgotten about Hurtado. That was back in the day when we signed players who looked good on YouTube…he looked class! How many games did he actually play?

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Re: Esneyder Mena

by Sutekh » 13 Jun 2021 15:09

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royalp-we Gives me a bit of the Paolo Hurtado feels.

Although nice to see an attacking FB linked. Yiadom is quick but really isn’t that great once he gets in the final third.

A senior LWB is bound to be a target and the window isn’t open yet, so not sure why people are bemoaning this.


Completely forgotten about Hurtado. That was back in the day when we signed players who looked good on YouTube…he looked class! How many games did he actually play?


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