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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #900: Apr 29, 2019 10:21:20 am
      Well deserved. Should have won the FWA too, but we all know why he didn't.
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      Reply #901: Apr 29, 2019 10:38:09 am
      Congrats Virgil. You well deserve it.
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      Reply #902: Apr 29, 2019 10:41:43 am
      Should have won the FWA too, but we all know why he didn't.

      I thought Sterling would win the journos award.  I can't remember a defender ever winning that one.
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      Reply #903: Apr 29, 2019 10:49:05 am
      I thought Sterling would win the journos award.  I can't remember a defender ever winning that one.

      I kinda suspected he would win it after the kerfuffle (still don't believe he was targeted because of his race, sorry) between him and the media.

      Anyway, if we win the league or/and CL, VVD deserves the Ballon D'Or.
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      Reply #904: Apr 29, 2019 10:50:15 am
      Well deserved. Should have won the FWA too, but we all know why he didn't.

      I thought Sterling would win the journos award.  I can't remember a defender ever winning that one.

      Has that one been announced?
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      Reply #905: Apr 29, 2019 10:57:51 am

      Yeah , Sterling has won it.
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      Reply #906: Apr 29, 2019 10:59:53 am

      Lol totally missed that......journos love a bit of a story. Should be about the fitba and nowt else.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #907: Apr 29, 2019 11:07:10 am
      Well deserved. Should have won the FWA too, but we all know why he didn't.

      I saw on football focus Paul Ince was saying Sterling should win the PFA award over Van Dijk partly because of how mature he’s been off the pitch, basically the whole racism thing. Granted he’s taking a good stand and pushing hard for it to be stopped but it’s an award for on pitch performances, what you do off the pitch should play no part and it’s good to see that Virgil has been rightly recognised and awarded for his on pitch performances.

      Virgil said he voted for Sterling, Sterling didn’t vote for Virgil.
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      Reply #908: Apr 29, 2019 11:19:11 am

      Think it was only announced this morning. 
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      Reply #909: Apr 29, 2019 11:44:45 am
      Which would you rather win?
      An award by your fellow pros or an award by some meffs from the papers

      I know which I believe to be the more prestigious
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      Reply #910: Apr 29, 2019 11:50:17 am
      Which would you rather win?
      An award by your fellow pros or an award by some meffs from the papers

      I know which I believe to be the more prestigious

      Yup.

      Voted for by tarts like Paddy Barclay and them Custis cu*ts at the shitrag
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      Reply #911: Apr 29, 2019 11:51:21 am
      Fully deserved & I can’t add anymore about Virgil than what’s already said..
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      Reply #912: Apr 29, 2019 02:00:45 pm
      Well in big man.

      A bit early for this accolade, but he might be the best defender we've ever had.
      He has absolutely everything.
      A monster.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #913: Apr 29, 2019 02:46:34 pm
      I can't see many arguing with the result unless your names Sterling. Fully deserved in my opinion. 
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      Reply #914: Apr 29, 2019 02:48:59 pm
      Which would you rather win?
      An award by your fellow pros or an award by some meffs from the papers

      I know which I believe to be the more prestigious

      I don't know, pretty sure voting Pogba into the team of the season makes the pros every bit as bad as the media meffs.
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      Reply #915: Apr 29, 2019 04:42:08 pm
      Well done Van Dijk.

      No opposition player has completed a dribble past Virgil van Dijk in any of his 36 PL apps this season. In fact, this run stretches back to last March, meaning he hasn’t been dribbled past by an opponent in any of his last 45 PL apps.

      Immovable.
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      Reply #916: Apr 29, 2019 08:21:23 pm
      And he's made it look so effortless as well!

      Well done Virgil. An outstanding player and brilliant guy all round it seems.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #917: Apr 30, 2019 10:15:07 am
      Some man Virg.

      Now go and keep Messi quiet. :-)
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      Reply #918: Apr 30, 2019 12:24:05 pm
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      Reply #919: Apr 30, 2019 01:38:14 pm

      So, it's comparing Spanish league for 2018, vs VVD Premier league stats for 2018/19, and throwing in Pique's CL stats(also from 2018) for good measure?
      That's a complete mess as far as meaningful datasets goes.
      In fact it means nothing, it's just a load of random stats thrown together.

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #920: Apr 30, 2019 03:38:43 pm

      I don't understand why on interceptions 3.1 is on the edge of the plot if none of these three do that per game?  Took a big chunk out of virgil's circle! 😆

      Anyway, it obviously confirms what we know that VVD is boss.


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      Reply #921: Apr 30, 2019 04:52:26 pm

      Sounds like the kind of thing he would do.

      In any case, many congrats Virgil, well deserved award for an unbelievable season.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #922: May 01, 2019 11:03:41 pm
      Looked leggy casual and not up for it all game.

      Should have done more for the first and arguably for the second.
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      Reply #923: May 01, 2019 11:21:05 pm
      Looked leggy casual and not up for it all game.

      Should have done more for the first and arguably for the second.

      Probably could have done better but on the first Henderson was too slow to close down the cross and the second was just a pure fluke.

      I suppose he can’t be elite every game.
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      Reply #924: May 02, 2019 09:46:58 am
      Looked leggy casual and not up for it all game.

      Should have done more for the first and arguably for the second.

      Agreed - similar scenarios in my opinion. Kinda ball watching and not “owning” the runner.

      The run between the cbs is always the risk on zonal and I’ve seen him caught before like that.

      They’ll look at it and the penny will drop.

      I’m less concerned about Hendo and the cross than the time / space we gave their midfield to pick out passes at times.

      We seemed slow too swarm until around the box.

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