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      Mohamed Salah Player Thread

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      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1200: Sep 24, 2018 08:00:33 pm
      I think Mo felt slightly embarrassed winning the best goal award :D
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1201: Sep 24, 2018 08:13:48 pm
      Get In Mo ...  the MainMan.

      FIFA  Best Goal Award
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1202: Sep 24, 2018 09:01:05 pm
      How did Salah make it into the top 3 players of the year... yet fail to make it into the FIFA XI ?! :lmao:
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1203: Sep 24, 2018 09:08:02 pm
      How did Salah make it into the top 3 players of the year... yet fail to make it into the FIFA XI ?! :lmao:

      Ikr. Hazard had a sh*t season but exceptional world cup and Dani Alves, wtf?
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1204: Sep 24, 2018 09:24:58 pm
      This FIFA award is a bit of a joke. This wasn't even Salah's best goal of the season. And Modric player of the year? Ha yeah right.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1205: Sep 24, 2018 09:31:51 pm
      This FIFA award is a bit of a joke. This wasn't even Salah's best goal of the season. And Modric player of the year? Ha yeah right.

      Modric 100% the player of the year, agree with that.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1206: Sep 24, 2018 09:33:45 pm
      Modric 100% the player of the year, agree with that.

      Idk, even Messi had a better year than him.

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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1207: Sep 24, 2018 09:39:27 pm
      Idk, even Messi had a better year than him.
      Modric was good at real Madrid, but not as good as De Bruyne at City. It's because Real won Champions League and Croatia got to the final. He's got a solo award for his teams progress. It's a bunch of bollocks.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1208: Sep 24, 2018 09:39:56 pm
      Modric 100% the player of the year, agree with that.

      Best player at the World Cup yes but not best in the last twelve months for me. Messi, Ronaldo and Salah definitely had better years than him.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1209: Sep 24, 2018 09:42:26 pm
      Modric was good at real Madrid, but notbas good as De Bruyne at City. It's because Real won Champions League and Croatia got to the final. He's got a solo award for his teams progress. It's a bunch of bollocks.

      Ah sh*t, I forgot about De Bruyne! He should have been ahead of Modric tbh.

      Tbh, they should ignore internationals and just keep it to domestic and CL performances where it shows the true worth of the player.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1210: Sep 24, 2018 09:44:34 pm
      Best player at the World Cup yes but not best in the last twelve months for me. Messi, Ronaldo and Salah definitely had better years than him.
      Modric was invisible until Croatia faced England.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1211: Sep 24, 2018 09:46:39 pm
      This FIFA award is a bit of a joke. This wasn't even Salah's best goal of the season. And Modric player of the year? Ha yeah right.
      Courtois winning best keeper. De Gea not in top 3 but gets a spot in world XI.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1212: Sep 24, 2018 09:49:03 pm
      Best player at the World Cup yes but not best in the last twelve months for me. Messi, Ronaldo and Salah definitely had better years than him.

      Don't forget, Ronaldo was an absolute joke in the first half of the season. Messi, De Bruyne & Salah were the most consistent throughout, and it should have been one of them winning the award.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1213: Sep 24, 2018 09:50:17 pm
      Modric was invisible until Croatia faced England.

      You just don’t understand football then mate. Modric is absolute class and did well in all the Croatian games I saw.

      He’s a level above most midfielders around the world.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1214: Sep 24, 2018 10:17:11 pm
      I think that if we had won the final and Salah had played a part he would have had a very good chance of getting the award. Modric getting the winners medal and then following up with an excellent WC made the difference.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1215: Sep 24, 2018 10:38:37 pm
      Courtois winning best keeper. De Gea not in top 3 but gets a spot in world XI.

      That's even more ridiculous.. good spot.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1216: Sep 25, 2018 01:10:45 am
      As soon as the Oppo reads Mo's name on the team sheet, they sh*t themselves.

      His name not on the team sheet at the start and the oppo will feel a whole lot better about their chances.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1217: Sep 25, 2018 08:01:28 am
      Bizzare awards.

      Top 3 player in thre world but doesnt make the team of the year.

      Then gets goal of the year for a goal that wasnt even his best!!!
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1218: Sep 25, 2018 08:09:24 am
      You just don’t understand football then mate. Modric is absolute class and did well in all the Croatian games I saw.

      He’s a level above most midfielders around the world.
      I know Modric is usually class, but I can use the Denmark game as an example of my argument. Average performance from Modric, team bailed him out missing a penalty. In my opinion he had a decent world cup, around expected... But he only excelled in a couple of games. His team gets to the final and he's got the credit because he's captain. What about Rakitic who had an overall better world cup? Rakatic had a bad season at Barcelona,  but I don't think Modric was the best in that  world cup.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1219: Sep 25, 2018 03:07:00 pm
      Bizzare awards.

      Top 3 player in thre world but doesnt make the team of the year.

      Then gets goal of the year for a goal that wasnt even his best!!!

      Milner sums it up perfectly, it was his 7th best goal. Salah did not even win the PL goal of the month for this goal :D
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1220: Sep 25, 2018 05:00:34 pm
      I thought the goal was a cracker to be fair and I’m sure Mo himself said it was his best technically. Although I’m also sure that he got it because he is Mo Salah and not because it was the best goal of the year.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1221: Sep 29, 2018 09:07:04 pm
      IMHO had his best game since the beginning of the season. Much sharper passes and first touch from him on the ball. Movement with the ball was also better than what he's shown since the beginning of the year. Lost the ball much less than in previous games. He was, in the first half, the most dangerous and present of the front three.  The finishing touch is still getting there, but IMO he is close to finding his form back. Far from perfect, but much better.

      Just a shame that he had to be subbed off. I would've liked him to get the full game, but we were not creating anything and Shaqiri was needed in order to stir things up behind the front line.

      Some people will see it as a bad game because he missed a couple of chances in the first half, but he also was almost the only player that put himself in scoring positions/opportunities in the first half as well as coming close to creating a couple for his teammates.

      Also, notice his physical demeanor in the past couple of games. Much less frustrated at little things, smile is back, if he misses a chance he continues to play very fast instead of raising his arms in the air and standing there for 3 or 4 seconds.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1222: Sep 29, 2018 09:09:08 pm
      IMHO had his best game since the beginning of the season. Much sharper passes and first touch from him on the ball. Movement with the ball was also better than what he's shown since the beginning of the year. Lost the ball much less than in previous games. He was, in the first half, the most dangerous and present of the front three.  The finishing touch is still getting there, but IMO he is close to finding his form back. Far from perfect, but much better.

      Just a shame that he had to be subbed off. I would've liked him to get the full game, but we were not creating anything and Shaqiri was needed in order to stir things up behind the front line.

      Some people will see it as a bad game because he missed a couple of chances in the first half, but he also was almost the only player that put himself in scoring chances in the first half as well as coming close to creating a couple for his teammates.

      Also, notice his physical demeanor in the past couple of games. Much less frustrated at little things, smile is back, if he misses a chance he continues to play very fast instead of raising his arms in the air and standing there for 3 or 4 seconds.

      Agreed, thought he was excellent in the first half, just started to fade out in the second.

      Shaq wasn’t much better when he came on.

      Love Mo!!
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      Reply #1223: Sep 29, 2018 09:30:15 pm
      Agreed, thought he was excellent in the first half, just started to fade out in the second.

      Shaq wasn’t much better when he came on.

      Love Mo!!
      Yup, people will focus on the missed chances in the first half, but if he can put himself in those areas again in the next game he will score.

      Its funny with him because I feel like we are watching him build his confidence step by step. Finally got his smile and uplifted attitude back against Southampton and he finally scored, but his overall game still wasn't there. This weekend everything except for his final touch is there.

      I think he will be scoring next game and probably making a big stride towards firing again.
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      Reply #1224: Sep 29, 2018 10:21:26 pm
      Yup, people will focus on the missed chances in the first half, but if he can put himself in those areas again in the next game he will score.

      Its funny with him because I feel like we are watching him build his confidence step by step. Finally got his smile and uplifted attitude back against Southampton and he finally scored, but his overall game still wasn't there. This weekend everything except for his final touch is there.

      I think he will be scoring next game and probably making a big stride towards firing again.

      I thought his movement was better but his touch was still terrible and he should have been subbed much earlier. Btw why would his confidence be low, is it because of all his awards?
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      Reply #1225: Sep 29, 2018 10:55:43 pm
      I thought his movement was better but his touch was still terrible and he should have been subbed much earlier. Btw why would his confidence be low, is it because of all his awards?
      His touch was good. Gave a lot of passes on the first touch, lots of ''one two's'' near the area, received passes and put himself in space with his touch. It was his finishing that was bad, be it in terms of scoring or delivering the last pass like we saw with his lobbed pass for Firmino.

      However, I didn't see anything much better from Mane or Firmino during the 1st half (which was the bulk of Salah's playing time today). The only player to actually put himself in scoring situations during that time was Salah. Had he been clinical we might had left for the dressing room with a 2-1 lead at halftime and we'd all be talking about how genius he is. He's only being judged with the ''I scored 40+ goals last season'' glasses.

      If we apply the same logic to Mane or Firmino then what gives? Mane did not score and actually did not put himself in scoring positions or create as much Salah did? Should've benched him after the first 20 minutes?

      To answer your question: I don't know if it's a lack of confidence or just putting too much pressure on himself, but he is slowly getting out of it. I think it's mostly the FA thing that had him a bit less focused and frustrated when things didn't go his way on the pitch, but he is smiling again and playing much better football. Seems like a pretty calm guy that is not used to find himself in the middle of bull**** like that so it must've been quite the ride for him.

       At the end of the day, if he ends this season with 20 goals then who are we to criticize? That was everybody's expectation of the lad and it's not like we could name a lot of RW's who score 30+ a season every season.

      Substitution could've been Mane or even Firmino for all I care. They were both either playing at about the same level he was playing or less its just that Salah is somehow expected to score on every chance he gets. I'm confident he is improving tho.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1226: Sep 29, 2018 11:15:09 pm
      So stats now pretty similar to this stage last season...Nice!!
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1227: Sep 30, 2018 12:43:28 am
      For what ever reason he is still not fully firing, can never question his desire as he will run all day and get into great positions.

      But some of his attempts on goal were let's be honest shocking, through on goal last year he would have taken the shot early before the keeper was set and there would have been no need to go around him.

      Thing is though as like most strikers he will suddenly start firing no rhyme and reason with strikers unless of course you are Benteke  :o
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1228: Sep 30, 2018 02:11:15 am
      Mo is close, he just needs to put his shooting boots on 😉
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #1229: Oct 02, 2018 11:57:11 am
      So stats now pretty similar to this stage last season...Nice!!

      Yep, I think people tend to forget that he started off slowly last season, and missed a lot of chances.

      It'll come.

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