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      Dominic Solanke (Liverpool > Bournemouth)

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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #175: Oct 29, 2017 12:45:47 am
      Wish he got more then a 10-15 minute cameo.

      Think this lad has something special in him. Just needs to be given more minutes to prove it.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #176: Nov 14, 2017 10:37:52 pm
      Played well tonight in the international v Brazil.

      Always looked dangerous and his first touch of the game I thought he was away.

      The nutmeg was class.

      Well done Dom.    C'mon Jürgen lets see him in on the pitch more.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #177: Dec 10, 2017 09:54:48 pm
      Liked him a lot today. Had a number of good touches in the box. In the end he will be judged on goals scored, I get it, but he is going to be a very good player for us.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #178: Dec 10, 2017 10:08:28 pm
      Took a step back today. Got in the way more than anything really. Not getting enough football IMO. Loan or U23s the best place for him right now.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #179: Dec 10, 2017 10:21:39 pm
      Took a step back today. Got in the way more than anything really. Not getting enough football IMO. Loan or U23s the best place for him right now.

      He wasn't brilliant today but he wasn't terrible. There were a couple of nice pieces of aerial play and link up play but he did seem to lack composure when he received the ball in the box - understandable for someone inexperienced.

      It is somewhat hysterical to say he should be sent back to the U23s or worse a loan spell. What good will that do him? One average match for someone so young and inexperienced yet so talented and we've decided he's not good enough? No wonder the English football team is up the shi**er.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #180: Dec 10, 2017 10:25:27 pm
      I do like him but he deffo hesitates for that split second when shooting. You can never feel a goal coming from him, he needs one a plate to get the ball rolling.

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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #181: Dec 10, 2017 10:34:05 pm
      He wasn't brilliant today but he wasn't terrible. There were a couple of nice pieces of aerial play and link up play but he did seem to lack composure when he received the ball in the box - understandable for someone inexperienced.

      It is somewhat hysterical to say he should be sent back to the U23s or worse a loan spell. What good will that do him? One average match for someone so young and inexperienced yet so talented and we've decided he's not good enough? No wonder the English football team is up the shi**er.

      At his age he needs games. It's not an indictment of any football in any country. The lads getting nothing from warming our bench. He needs to play football and learn his movements in matches where defenders are hell bent on stopping him scoring rather than just messing about in the training ground matches.

      Nothing to do with not being good enough, the lad just isn't playing enough and that will kill a career moreso than learning his craft.

      I may be wrong but I think we'll see him loaned out next year anyway and that will have little to no impact either way on the state of the English game.

      Worked for Harry Kane anyway.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #182: Dec 10, 2017 11:14:39 pm
      Thought he had a decent game overall for a young lad who's played a few games asked to lead the line in a derby. He's hold up play and aerial ability is exceptional and something that Benteke couldn't provide for us with his time here.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #183: Feb 20, 2018 10:15:49 am
      This lad needs a goal big time.

      He’s going to get his chance Porto at home and he 100% has to take it.

      Massive game for him. Huge.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #184: Feb 20, 2018 10:35:17 am
      This lad needs a goal big time.

      He’s going to get his chance Porto at home and he 100% has to take it.

      Massive game for him. Huge.

      He’s 20 mate - if he plays it’s a big development experience / occasion for him.

      Nothing more. Might help make him but certainly won’t break him.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #185: Feb 20, 2018 12:34:58 pm
      He’s 20 mate - if he plays it’s a big development experience / occasion for him.

      Nothing more. Might help make him but certainly won’t break him.

      You can feel that anxiousness from him, even when he’s on the bench.

      A goal will do him a world of good. That’s all I’m saying
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #186: Feb 20, 2018 12:38:31 pm
      You can feel that anxiousness from him, even when he’s on the bench.

      A goal will do him a world of good. That’s all I’m saying

      Agreed
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #187: Feb 20, 2018 03:24:20 pm
      I'm going to be honest. Nothing about him makes me think he will ever be good enough for us and especially the way a Jürgen Klopp striker needs to be.

      I hope I am wrong but I just don't see it. Definitely needs a loan next season. He won't improve warming our bench.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #188: Feb 20, 2018 04:13:03 pm
      I'm going to be honest. Nothing about him makes me think he will ever be good enough for us and especially the way a Jürgen Klopp striker needs to be.

      I hope I am wrong but I just don't see it. Definitely needs a loan next season. He won't improve warming our bench.

      He's an excellent striker with bags load of talent. This is a guy hardly any of us had heard of last year and has spent most of his young career in England so far playing in the junior ranks. He's still far from the finished article and the fact that he doesn't have a goal for us, while not ideal, is entirely understandable given where he is at in his career.

      It seems to be a British tendency to immediately write off players who don't hit the ground running. I only wish we had the sensibility and common sense of the Germans when it comes to attitude towards youngsters.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #189: Feb 20, 2018 04:50:39 pm
      I'm going to be honest. Nothing about him makes me think he will ever be good enough for us and especially the way a Jürgen Klopp striker needs to be.

      I hope I am wrong but I just don't see it. Definitely needs a loan next season. He won't improve warming our bench.

      Bit harsh that, lad's only 20 and with our front 3 of course chances are going to be limited, but just decide he won't ever be good enough for us is a bit wide of the mark.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #190: Feb 20, 2018 06:14:21 pm
      Defo needs a goal.The club should get Rushie to have a word with him,wasn't he like one game away from a transfer cos he couldn't score when he first signed?
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #191: Mar 28, 2018 02:21:59 pm
      Scored the winner for England U21s vs. Ukraine after coming on for the last 17 minutes.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iWXH0IFqNg

      About the worst marking job you can imagine, but a goal is a goal.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #192: Apr 07, 2018 06:46:47 pm
      Sorry but this lad shouldn’t be the 2nd/3rd choice centre forward for a team on the cusp of the champions league semis and wth aspirations of challenging for the PL.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #193: Apr 07, 2018 07:09:50 pm
      Just don't see it.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #194: Apr 07, 2018 11:21:29 pm
      Said it before but he looks like a striker who nesds games and lots of them.

      Hes struggling for us and a loan move next season must sursly be on the cards for the lad.

      We have to bring in more pace into the forward areas so that when the inevitable rotation occurs our reserves can slot in and we can carry on our gameplan.

      At the moment Solankie and Ings are chalk and cheese whereas a reserve forward although he might not be the quality of the fab 3, can slot in without our style of play going out the window.

      No way we can press, counter and be as decisive with a big 6 foot plus lad up there.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #195: Apr 07, 2018 11:51:38 pm
      Said it before but he looks like a striker who nesds games and lots of them.

      Hes struggling for us and a loan move next season must sursly be on the cards for the lad.

      We have to bring in more pace into the forward areas so that when the inevitable rotation occurs our reserves can slot in and we can carry on our gameplan.

      At the moment Solankie and Ings are chalk and cheese whereas a reserve forward although he might not be the quality of the fab 3, can slot in without our style of play going out the window.

      No way we can press, counter and be as decisive with a big 6 foot plus lad up there.

      I really think he has so much potential, enough to reach the top, but unfortunately, his style of play doesn't seem to suit ours as you mentioned, and therefore I think he will struggle to play on a regular basis :(

      I don't think he is traditional target man as he showed in the U20 world cup, but more a big player that likes to drop off and lay people off (believe it or not, I think he is actually very good on the ball), he also has good movement and has shown he has a knack for getting in the danger areas, but imagine asking the likes of Bergkamp, Sheringham etc to press and inter-change? They too would struggle in this team imo.

      If he wants to make it to the top, he needs to find a team suited to his style and use him more as a focal point.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #196: Apr 08, 2018 03:08:06 pm
      I really think he has so much potential, enough to reach the top, but unfortunately, his style of play doesn't seem to suit ours as you mentioned, and therefore I think he will struggle to play on a regular basis :(

      I don't think he is traditional target man as he showed in the U20 world cup, but more a big player that likes to drop off and lay people off (believe it or not, I think he is actually very good on the ball), he also has good movement and has shown he has a knack for getting in the danger areas, but imagine asking the likes of Bergkamp, Sheringham etc to press and inter-change? They too would struggle in this team imo.

      If he wants to make it to the top, he needs to find a team suited to his style and use him more as a focal point.

      Agree he could be a decent target man but he has got to get stronger and use his body better. Seems to be a classic product of a modern academy in that he has nice technique but he is a bit of finesse player for me. He looks like a targetman man but he plays like a 10. If your going to be that target man type of player (and Kane is the poster boy for the role) you've got to be mobile, you have to work the channels and you have to use your body. Origi is a similar case, he's built like Drogba but doesn't have a clue how to play like Drogba. He could be a beast of a player but he never will be. I think a season on loan at a lower level epl club is key for Solanke next season. He will not progress sitting on the bench and playing the cup game at LFC.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #197: Apr 20, 2018 09:47:57 am
      He has much potential but I think that it was a mistake to keep him and loan out Origi...
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #198: Apr 20, 2018 09:59:50 am
      He has much potential but I think that it was a mistake to keep him and loan out Origi...

      I disagree, I don't see much potential in him at all, loan him out next season but if he doesn't impress then get rid, we have to start being a bit more ruthless with our deadwood.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #199: Apr 20, 2018 02:22:29 pm
      I disagree, I don't see much potential in him at all, loan him out next season but if he doesn't impress then get rid, we have to start being a bit more ruthless with our deadwood.

      I understand our point, based solely on his performance, he does not deserve more opportunities for sure. But he's labelled as one of the brightest prospects of English football and he showed, when he came, why.

      He's definitely not good enough to be our 2nd or 3rd option as main striker.

      Do you think it was a good choice to loan Origi out?

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