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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #750 on: September 28, 2019, 06:35:14 PM »
Sticky?

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #751 on: September 28, 2019, 06:50:03 PM »
He wins pretty much nothing in the air, which is amazing for such a big bloke, and spends way too much time going to ground and rolling around on the floor.

He's got a decent finish from time to time, but that alone is not enough - there's no way he's worth £22m.

As many of us said, it was a mistake not to buy another striker.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #752 on: September 28, 2019, 06:53:56 PM »
His body language and his antics under pressure have been appalling as far as I'm concerned. I appreciate it's never easy to lead the line by yourself and it's twice as difficult being brought into the richest league in the world as a promoted club's record signing, but he's failing the minimum requirements of the role at present:

Stay strong, receive the ball with back to goal, hold it up, bring teammates into the game. Goals are nice but tbh they're a bit of an added bonus from him given the way we're set up to play, I'd say his target is somewhere around 10 as opposed to the 20s.

He did well at the above criteria in the Everton game. But that's 1 game out of 5. He's cut a miserable figure in the rest, and he's not being asked to bang in hat-tricks. If you can't stay on your feet under slight pressure from your defender in this league, you'll get eaten for breakfast every time. Defenders must love him, knowing the refs will never blow for those.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #753 on: September 28, 2019, 06:54:58 PM »
I want him to do well but today Thomas Cook had more to offer in the air than Wes.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #754 on: September 28, 2019, 06:55:34 PM »
I want him to do well but today Thomas Cook had more to offer in the air than Wes.

*applause*

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #755 on: September 28, 2019, 06:59:12 PM »
Offers nothing Kienan doesn’t

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #756 on: September 28, 2019, 07:04:21 PM »
Poor mans Darren Bent. He seems to be good with a chance put in front of him, but poor at the holding and heading. Feels like we are carrying him, rather than him leading the line.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #757 on: September 28, 2019, 07:15:51 PM »
He was woeful today

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #758 on: September 28, 2019, 07:20:22 PM »
The pretending to be kicked in the head / hit by the ball in face incident appeared to be completely ridiculous. Was he remotely injured/concussed?

Good acting by the ball, if he was only pretending to have it kicked in his face.

There is absolutely no way a ball from that distance, and at that speed, should have poleaxed him like that! It was embarrassing.

I'm beginning to think he's not right in the head! 😱

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #759 on: September 28, 2019, 07:25:02 PM »
It seems an odd one as for how poor he has been of late because against Everton he was great, held the ball up well and bullied Mina who's no shrinking violet. Maybe it's a confidence thing, maybe I'm clutching at straws because I don't want him to be a dud.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #760 on: September 28, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »
Starting to remind me of Savo when he first joined.

Looks raw, and a bit lost at times. Could have done with someone more experienced ahead of him - we are literally pinning all our hopes on him until January at least.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #761 on: September 28, 2019, 07:34:39 PM »
The pretending to be kicked in the head / hit by the ball in face incident appeared to be completely ridiculous. Was he remotely injured/concussed?

Good acting by the ball, if he was only pretending to have it kicked in his face.

There is absolutely no way a ball from that distance, and at that speed, should have poleaxed him like that! It was embarrassing.

I'm beginning to think he's not right in the head! 😱

Lol, maybe he's more used to those air floaters/pound shop footballs?

One thing I'm wondering about is that I've seen most (but not all) our games so far this season, has Wesley actually hit a shot with any real power yet?  Think Grealish had more attempts than him today. And Jack is somebody who I sometimes think is reluctant to pull the trigger.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #762 on: September 28, 2019, 07:45:36 PM »
Probably a really expensive mistake. Is there no one we can take on loan? I wish we still had someone like Grabban....

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #763 on: September 28, 2019, 07:47:11 PM »
Someone on WM on the way home was lamenting on us letting Hogan go.

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Re: Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed)
« Reply #764 on: September 28, 2019, 07:48:44 PM »
Probably a really expensive mistake. Is there no one we can take on loan? I wish we still had someone like Grabban....


I really like Grabban, he's a clever player.

 


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