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      Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread

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      althebest1
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #240: Apr 30, 2018 01:10:30 pm
      I think the lad will grow into a top notch midfielder meself.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #241: Apr 30, 2018 01:22:57 pm
      I think the lad will grow into a top notch midfielder meself.

      Needs to work on his first touch when receiving the ball in a scoring position, mind you by that token Salah needs to work on his finishing ;-)
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #242: May 02, 2018 10:59:49 pm
      I was thinking today, whilst watching our game and TAA in action, he must be our best long ball passer and crosser of the ball. I can't think of anyone else better than him, his balls are so accurate, very Gerrard esq.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #243: May 03, 2018 04:51:22 am
      https://twitter.com/Oliver__Bond/status/991784668658794496?s=19

      Allez Allez Allez.. Trentaaaaaaaa... Love having a local lad in the team..
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #244: May 03, 2018 09:07:36 am
      Hopefully he has got the sh*t performance out of his system as he was all over the place last night.

      Rinsed by El Shaaraway way too easily and involved in two of their goals plus could have given away a penalty.
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      Reply #245: May 03, 2018 11:07:55 am
      Hopefully he has got the sh*t performance out of his system as he was all over the place last night.

      Rinsed by El Shaaraway way too easily and involved in two of their goals plus could have given away a penalty.

      Yeah he had a bad one. He was very good in the first leg though. Basically he's 19 and so inconsistency is to be expected.

      He's a really talented player who could still be our first choice RB in 2030 ( sh*t - 2030!), but to me that RB position is the one question mark for the final. My heart says play TAA cos he helped get us there, but my head says Clyne at this point is a safer bet.

      I'd like to see Clyne start against Chelsea, show he's fit ( he looked good the other week - against City if I remember rightly?). It's a tough choice, but if he's fit and ready I'd start Clyne in the final. However, fresh legs in midfield in the 2nd half would be handy - Trent would be those fresh legs, so for me he'd still play, just not start ( and it'd be in midfield).
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #246: May 03, 2018 11:26:29 am
      Yeah he had a bad one. He was very good in the first leg though. Basically he's 19 and so inconsistency is to be expected.

      He's a really talented player who could still be our first choice RB in 2030 ( sh*t - 2030!), but to me that RB position is the one question mark for the final. My heart says play TAA cos he helped get us there, but my head says Clyne at this point is a safer bet.

      I'd like to see Clyne start against Chelsea, show he's fit ( he looked good the other week - against City if I remember rightly?). It's a tough choice, but if he's fit and ready I'd start Clyne in the final. However, fresh legs in midfield in the 2nd half would be handy - Trent would be those fresh legs, so for me he'd still play, just not start ( and it'd be in midfield).

      Clyne a safer bet? Personally I dont trust him coming on as a sub, let alone starting a Champions League final. Trent had a bad game but what about the 2 games where he completely done a number on Sane, and the first leg where he barely put a foot wrong. I just can’t see Clyne ever putting in a performance now, to the standard TAA has in 3 of the last 4 CL games and he certainly offers no attacking threat in the slightest. When Clyne has played bit parts in recent weeks, I think he has looked abysmal. Not rated him for a long time now and he’s one of the first out the door in the summer IMO.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #247: May 03, 2018 11:51:24 am
      Clyne a safer bet? Personally I dont trust him coming on as a sub, let alone starting a Champions League final. Trent had a bad game but what about the 2 games where he completely done a number on Sane, and the first leg where he barely put a foot wrong. I just can’t see Clyne ever putting in a performance now, to the standard TAA has in 3 of the last 4 CL games and he certainly offers no attacking threat in the slightest. When Clyne has played bit parts in recent weeks, I think he has looked abysmal. Not rated him for a long time now and he’s one of the first out the door in the summer IMO.

      Only thing abysmal is your assessment of Clyne’s bit part performances after coming back from a potentially career ending injury  :roll:

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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #248: May 03, 2018 11:57:43 am
      Clyne a safer bet? Personally I dont trust him coming on as a sub, let alone starting a Champions League final. Trent had a bad game but what about the 2 games where he completely done a number on Sane, and the first leg where he barely put a foot wrong. I just can’t see Clyne ever putting in a performance now, to the standard TAA has in 3 of the last 4 CL games and he certainly offers no attacking threat in the slightest. When Clyne has played bit parts in recent weeks, I think he has looked abysmal. Not rated him for a long time now and he’s one of the first out the door in the summer IMO.

      Don't recognise that Clyne at all. I thought he played well in his one start since his injury ( Everton it was). The question is whether he's back to full fitness, hence why I'd like to see him against Chelsea. But he was up and down the flank against Everton, looked surprisingly fit given how long he was out I thought. Anyway, final or not, the guy is a solid defender, no way we should be looking to sell him.

      Back on TAA - our midfield are tiring by the end of games now, not surprisingly. TAA can play CM in my opinion. Having him come on for eg Gini for the last 15 minutes could be very handy in itself, just to keep our pressing going.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #249: May 03, 2018 12:24:59 pm
      Only thing abysmal is your assessment of Clyne’s bit part performances after coming back from a potentially career ending injury  :roll:



      Oh don’t worry, I thought he was well below standard long before his injury too.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #250: May 03, 2018 12:39:38 pm
      One thing I’ve noticed with Trent is that he seems to send clearances back over the middle a bit.  Even Robertson did it in the Roma game a few times. 

      I’m no footie expert but they seem to always say that whenever you clear the ball, it should be away from the middle of the pitch.  Just boot it out.  Whereas our lads seem to kick it straight back in the middle, and often the other team gets it right back and we’re on the back foot again.  Surely that’s something basic they’ve worked on?
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #251: May 03, 2018 12:43:19 pm
      One thing I’ve noticed with Trent is that he seems to send clearances back over the middle a bit.  Even Robertson did it in the Roma game a few times. 

      I’m no footie expert but they seem to always say that whenever you clear the ball, it should be away from the middle of the pitch.  Just boot it out.  Whereas our lads seem to kick it straight back in the middle, and often the other team gets it right back and we’re on the back foot again.  Surely that’s something basic they’ve worked on?

      I get what you’re saying. Something I’ve noticed is that when he’s facing our goal and got a player chasing him down he will awkwardly try and kick the ball back down field on the turn, done it a couple times yesterday it went straight back to one of their players and they were straight on the attack again. Sometimes you need to just put the ball out for a throw, take the brief few seconds to compose yourself and get yourself into a better position to defend. But he’s young, things will only get better with him, even Messi wasn’t the finished article at 19.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #252: May 03, 2018 01:14:44 pm
      Had a rough one, but that could be expected, he’s 19 facing a hostile crowd in a game where they threw the kitchen sink at us. I feel like he will be ok. Need to have Clyne ready to go though at a moments notice.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #253: May 03, 2018 11:16:39 pm
      We've gotten this far with him as #1 rb and that says a lot about TAA, he's a brilliant player for his age extremely mature for his age lets stick with him. At the end of the day we knew that Roma would give us problems like they did to Barca.
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      Reply #254: May 04, 2018 01:27:54 pm
      Some interesting debate on whether Clyne could start the final at RB to give us fresh legs coming on in the middle of the park for later in the game. I must admit I am very worried by our lack of CM options when Hendo-Gini-Milner begin to tire and TAA is just about the only other option in there (I don't think Woodburn would get a look in) so it's not the worst shout in the world.

      BUT, I think Marcelo will have a hard time with TAA and I don't think Clyne will have the fitness/sharpness to be ready for this one. The kid deserves to start the final, he's been terrific. Also, I want him on any righty free kicks.
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #255: May 05, 2018 06:49:40 pm
      Some interesting debate on whether Clyne could start the final at RB to give us fresh legs coming on in the middle of the park for later in the game. I must admit I am very worried by our lack of CM options when Hendo-Gini-Milner begin to tire and TAA is just about the only other option in there (I don't think Woodburn would get a look in) so it's not the worst shout in the world.

      BUT, I think Marcelo will have a hard time with TAA and I don't think Clyne will have the fitness/sharpness to be ready for this one. The kid deserves to start the final, he's been terrific. Also, I want him on any righty free kicks.

      Yeah it's a close call either way. I'd like to see Clyne start against Chelsea anyway, maximise him as an option.
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      Reply #256: May 05, 2018 07:22:24 pm
      No way will Jürgen drop Trent he has been one of our best players regardless of his age and Clyne just doesn't have the game time to get anywhere near a final spot. If he gets fitter and a bit more game time it will be excellent news and all the better for the team overall
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      Reply #257: May 05, 2018 08:41:59 pm
      No way will Jürgen drop Trent he has been one of our best players regardless of his age and Clyne just doesn't have the game time to get anywhere near a final spot. If he gets fitter and a bit more game time it will be excellent news and all the better for the team overall

      Yup, he is going to ride the horses that got him there.
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      Reply #258: May 09, 2018 07:00:18 pm
      The other argument for starting Trent is the long forward passes he's been laying on a plate for Mo and the other forwards lately.  His attacking value from RB may actually be more than that from midfield! 
      Clyne doesn't offer that. although there's an argument for Clyne replacing TAA as sub should we need to shut up shop and defend a lead (instead of putting Raggy on- which never seems to work).
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #259: May 11, 2018 05:34:24 pm
      He's on the Beeb today with Dan Roan


      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44088083
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #260: May 11, 2018 05:35:30 pm
      Yup, he is going to ride the horses that got him there.

      Interesting turn of phrase there.

       ;D
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      Reply #261: May 14, 2018 02:56:56 pm
      His gesture after the match was awesome top lad young Trent!
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      Reply #262: May 16, 2018 01:29:36 pm
      In the England 23 for the World Cup.

      Having a barnstorming end to the season and totally deserved.

      Just hope he has another performance like the two Man City ties in Kiev!!

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      Reply #263: May 16, 2018 02:11:39 pm
      Congratulations to Trent on his selection for the full England squad for the World Cup. Totally deserved and a very level headed young man, who will not let it go to his head.
      Let’s hope he plays a blinder in the Champions League Final and goes to the World Cup 20 feet tall!!
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      Reply #264: May 16, 2018 02:25:46 pm
      Looking at the England squad, it's kinda funny that TAA is probably their most creative player :D
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      Reply #265: May 16, 2018 02:34:32 pm
      Well deserved call up for the World Cup and whilst I think he is unlikely to start, if Walker plays on the right of a three (as he has for the last couple of games) would you rather have Trippier of TAA in that right wing-back role? Trippier is the more seasoned defender but as an attacking player I'd pick TAA all day long, he's quicker, more mobile and a better crosser of a ball. Plus he can be number 2 on free kicks and takes a decent corner.

      He's got a good chance to play. Game of his life against Ronaldo would go a long way towards it!
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #266: May 16, 2018 02:35:39 pm
      He's got a good chance to play. Game of his life against Ronaldo would go a long way towards it!

      I can't see him starting, Southgate will opt for Kyle Walker.

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      Reply #267: May 16, 2018 02:37:39 pm
      Congratulations to Trent on his selection for the full England squad for the World Cup. Totally deserved and a very level headed young man, who will not let it go to his head.
      Let’s hope he plays a blinder in the Champions League Final and goes to the World Cup 20 feet tall!!

       :clap: :clap: :clap:

      Congratulation! Boom boom boom
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      Reply #268: May 16, 2018 02:48:37 pm
      I can't see him starting, Southgate will opt for Kyle Walker.



      Don't forget, they play 3 at the back with Walker being part of that. So it's between him and Trippier for the wing back role!
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      Re: Trent Alexander-Arnold Player Thread
      Reply #269: May 16, 2018 03:30:55 pm
      I was talking to a friend the other day about TAA making the world cup squad as with England playing with wing backs and lack of CB options forcing Walker to play RCB that why wouldn't they take Trent as a option for RWB after the breakout season he has had and glad to see it happen for him.

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