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      Dominic Solanke (Liverpool > Bournemouth)

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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #150: Aug 09, 2017 01:57:49 am
      Gonna be a beast for us. F**k you Chav cu*ts!
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #151: Aug 09, 2017 11:15:26 am
      He has a bit of the Costa about him.
      He's only 19 but looks 40.

      That aside, we might just have landed a gem.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #152: Aug 09, 2017 08:04:10 pm
      I'd have him ahead of Sturridge, Origi and Ings in the pecking order. Though that said, 2 of them are always injured anyway so may as well have just said ahead of Origi...
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      Reply #153: Aug 09, 2017 08:55:12 pm
      I'd have him ahead of Sturridge, Origi and Ings in the pecking order. Though that said, 2 of them are always injured anyway so may as well have just said ahead of Origi...

      Origi looked like doo-doo this preseason minus the Milan game. (Someone double check me on that). Watch the Blbao game and you will see a guy who still doesn't get it. He struggles with timing his runs (he seems to be to fast or to slow) and his anticipation sucks. He has the talent physically but doesn't seem at this point to be able to put it together mentally. Dom on the other hand plays big in the box, hustles inside the box to allow himself to clean up second chance opportunities, and times headers beautifully. His anticipation allows him to play in the air wonderfully. I have only seen him play a small amount of games, but I really like his game and I think he could potentially be the steal of the window for ANY team. I would have him as my second option.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #154: Aug 10, 2017 12:35:22 am
      I'd have him ahead of Sturridge, Origi and Ings in the pecking order. Though that said, 2 of them are always injured anyway so may as well have just said ahead of Origi...
      Yeah, more casual fans probably don't even know Ings plays for us.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #155: Sep 26, 2017 11:06:48 pm
      Is this guy the Karius to our Mignolet?

      IE getting closer to the first team from the form of those ahead of him.

      I eould certainly be giving this lad a go sooner or later. He wants to score goals and that is a trait we need in our front man.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #156: Sep 26, 2017 11:11:48 pm
      Is this guy the Karius to our Mignolet?

      IE getting closer to the first team from the form of those ahead of him.

      I eould certainly be giving this lad a go sooner or later. He wants to score goals and that is a trait we need in our front man.

      Well he wont score sitting in the stand. Would have offered someghjng different tonight
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #157: Oct 02, 2017 10:56:55 am
      This kid should be starting up top now no question.

      Has Klopp the balls to do it?
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #158: Oct 02, 2017 11:02:07 am
      Offered more than Sturridge when he came on.
      His movement and link up play far ahead.

      Big call to make.
      Surely only a matter of time.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #159: Oct 02, 2017 11:07:41 am
      Offered more than Sturridge when he came on.
      His movement and link up play far ahead.

      Big call to make.
      Surely only a matter of time.

      Tend to agree Racer.

      Interestingly - I was watching him get ready to come on yesterday. His legs (calves) were like pipe cleaners compared to Bobby’s - and he’s not exactly Charles Atlas!

      Easy to forget he is still a kid and got some growing to do.

      So much potential and needs to get used to rhythm of top level football.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #160: Oct 02, 2017 11:15:48 am
      Tend to agree Racer.

      Interestingly - I was watching him get ready to come on yesterday. His legs (calves) were like pipe cleaners compared to Bobby’s - and he’s not exactly Charles Atlas!

      Easy to forget he is still a kid and got some growing to do.

      So much potential and needs to get used to rhythm of top level football.

      No doubt he needs time.
      The way things are I think he probably starts regularly next season.
      Sturridge missing chances that he used to put away for fun.
      Natural overlap there. Solanke phased in and Sturridge fades out.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #161: Oct 02, 2017 11:20:49 am
      No doubt he needs time.
      The way things are I think he probably starts regularly next season.
      Sturridge missing chances the he used to put away for fun.
      Natural overlap there. Solanke phased in and Sturridge fades out.

      Feels that way.

      Most pleasing thing for me about him yesterday was when he made the near post run for a header.......

      We miss a committed front man that wants to take the front / near post on.
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      Reply #162: Oct 02, 2017 11:34:52 am
      Feels that way.

      Most pleasing thing for me about him yesterday was when he made the near post run for a header.......

      We miss a committed front man that wants to take the front / near post on.

      I was thinking that when he put the head down for that chance.
      Something that used to be regularly done.
      Getting any type of a flick on to a ball in.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #163: Oct 02, 2017 11:37:52 am
      I was thinking that when he put the head down for that chance.
      Something that used to be regularly done.
      Getting any type of a flick on to a ball in.

      Totally - it’s like the modern footballer sees it as uncouth!
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #164: Oct 02, 2017 01:43:00 pm
      The kid's got something and might be able to make himself a player. In all honesty though it's ridiculous that we are even considering him as being our main man up top at this stage of his development (I mean we as in the forum not Jürgen) and just shows how thin the squad is. The Mancs already had Rashford, Martial, a returning Ibrahamovic and still spent 80 million quid on Lukaku. Man City had Aguerro and still bought Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea had Batshuwhatsisface and still spend 65 million quid on Alvarro Morata (even Tammy Abraham who is at Swansea on loan is miles currently ahead of Solanke). Arsenal had Giroud, Walcott and Welbeck yet still spent 55 million quid on Lacazetti.

      Unless we seriously look at giving the manager the tools for the job, we are always going to struggle.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #165: Oct 02, 2017 01:46:36 pm
      Tend to agree Racer.

      Interestingly - I was watching him get ready to come on yesterday. His legs (calves) were like pipe cleaners compared to Bobby’s - and he’s not exactly Charles Atlas!

      Easy to forget he is still a kid and got some growing to do.

      So much potential and needs to get used to rhythm of top level football.

      Kid has a lot of technical ability. He surprises me sometimes with how he's able to control and work the ball and keep possession in a crowd. Like you say, as he beefs up and gets used to the pace, I think he may turn into something special.
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      Reply #166: Oct 02, 2017 02:04:19 pm
      The kid's got something and might be able to make himself a player. In all honesty though it's ridiculous that we are even considering him as being our main man up top at this stage of his development (I mean we as in the forum not Jürgen) and just shows how thin the squad is. The Mancs already had Rashford, Martial, a returning Ibrahamovic and still spent 80 million quid on Lukaku. Man City had Aguerro and still bought Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea had Batshuwhatsisface and still spend 65 million quid on Alvarro Morata (even Tammy Abraham who is at Swansea on loan is miles currently ahead of Solanke). Arsenal had Giroud, Walcott and Welbeck yet still spent 55 million quid on Lacazetti.

      Unless we seriously look at giving the manager the tools for the job, we are always going to struggle.

      If the squad had substantial investment in Striker and CB areas then we'd all be talking about something else.

      It hasn't though.

      Those two areas still need addressing and until they are Solanke looks more and more like a solid option up front.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #167: Oct 02, 2017 02:10:43 pm
      Kid has a lot of technical ability. He surprises me sometimes with how he's able to control and work the ball and keep possession in a crowd. Like you say, as he beefs up and gets used to the pace, I think he may turn into something special.

      He's already stronger than Sturridge.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #168: Oct 02, 2017 02:46:07 pm
      He's already stronger than Sturridge.

      Agree, and he's not afraid of sticking his neck out.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #169: Oct 02, 2017 05:47:30 pm
      Solanke is looking more dangerous than Sturridge and Sturridge is losing his killing instinct (either he's tries to much or literally losing it)
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      Reply #170: Oct 05, 2017 03:13:47 pm
      Studg just looks shot most days. Mentally and physically really. Dom can come in and impact the game the way Daniel use to. I would like to see Klopp use Dom as his Bobby replacement over Daniel. He's fresher, faster, taller, and more confident (from my limited point of view anyway). He needs to learn, and if we aren't going to get results out of Daniel than we might as well put Dom in and let him be baptized by the fire. At least his non results will serve as learning curves.
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      Reply #171: Oct 16, 2017 03:59:55 pm
      We've tried (to some extent) planB (Studge) and it hasn't really worked out.

      How long before we give planC a try. Young, hopefully hungry.

      Could he be a lot worse ? Imo he takes up good positions, but not so sure about his finishing. Haven't seen enough of him tho. Is a different option to Bob and Danny.

      Completely pointless bringing him on with a few minutes left, not sure wtf Jürgen was at against Utd.  Thought he was good pre-season. But I guess Jürgen has some doubts or he'd be on.  Would like to give him a decent run soon (like maybe a first XI start) to see what he can do...

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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #172: Oct 28, 2017 10:44:59 pm
      Very nice cameo today (tbh, he looks very good every time he comes on). There really is something about Solanke that I like. He is more in the mould of, Kane, isn't he? Can drop off and link play up, strong, quick, good in the air and if given a run of games, I bet he'd be banging them in!
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #173: Oct 28, 2017 11:35:03 pm
      I really Really like Dom. He has impressed me every time I watched him. Also agree with the Kane comparison.
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      Re: Dominic Solanke Player Thread
      Reply #174: Oct 29, 2017 12:17:59 am
      Very nice cameo today (tbh, he looks very good every time he comes on). There really is something about Solanke that I like. He is more in the mould of, Kane, isn't he? Can drop off and link play up, strong, quick, good in the air and if given a run of games, I bet he'd be banging them in!

      I agree, I don't want to get carried away but I've been hugely impressed with how he shields the ball, his movement and his awareness of where the goal is. I say that in relation to being with his back to goal or when he doesn't have a clear view.

      Staggering to think he's only just turned 20 because to me he looks not too far off ready now. Give him 2 years and he could easily be our starting forward and I don't say that in an FSG wont buy anyone else way, I say it because I really think he could be special.

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