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      Takumi Minamino Player Thread

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      bigbob75
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #200: Jul 15, 2020 11:24:36 pm
      He looked amazing tonight in the first fifteen minutes when he was subbed on, but then faded away. He has genius level speed in counter pressing, but might be redundant against inferior teams where we have all the ball. He's so slight that he can only take two touches before he is knocked off the ball.

      Really? I thought he was quite poor. Thought Naby looked good and confident pushing forward with the ball. I know it’s early days and believe he will come good but have been a little disappointed with Minamino so far
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      Reply #201: Jul 16, 2020 12:04:56 am
      Really? I thought he was quite poor. Thought Naby looked good and confident pushing forward with the ball. I know it’s early days and believe he will come good but have been a little disappointed with Minamino so far


      I thought the opposite, I thought Keita was a bit quiet, probably pissed off at being behind Ox in the pecking order.
      Minamino has a lot of potential.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #202: Jul 16, 2020 05:34:58 am
      One thing notice from this game and the Everton one is he needs to be stronger on the ball when defenders engage him. He seems to be very easly pushed off the ball.

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      Reply #203: Jul 16, 2020 08:36:20 am
      One thing notice from this game and the Everton one is he needs to be stronger on the ball when defenders engage him. He seems to be very easly pushed off the ball.



      I agree and that's something he needs to work on, but I like his movement, for example when Mo headed the ball tamely back at the keeper late on he had Minamino is acres of space if he'd just headed it down.

      I feel we have a real player here, I have a lot of optimism for him, just hope he gets a good amount of chances because Bobby is still infuriating in front of goal
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #204: Jul 16, 2020 01:45:55 pm
      I agree and that's something he needs to work on, but I like his movement, for example when Mo headed the ball tamely back at the keeper late on he had Minamino is acres of space if he'd just headed it down.

      I feel we have a real player here, I have a lot of optimism for him, just hope he gets a good amount of chances because Bobby is still infuriating in front of goal

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

      Go and read back what you said about him when we didn’t get Werner - you dismissed him out of hand. And not you feel with “have a real player here”

      Full of sh*te
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      Reply #205: Jul 16, 2020 03:24:56 pm
      :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

      Go and read back what you said about him when we didn’t get Werner - you dismissed him out of hand. And not you feel with “have a real player here”

      Full of sh*te

      They play different positions, Minamino is not a wide forward like Salah or Mane, Werner could have been, Minamino is cover for Bobby and in my opinion I'd lie to see him given a run of games, but I also think he needs to bulk up a bit to become effective in the Prem.
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      Reply #206: Jul 16, 2020 03:41:02 pm
      They play different positions, Minamino is not a wide forward like Salah or Mane, Werner could have been, Minamino is cover for Bobby and in my opinion I'd lie to see him given a run of games, but I also think he needs to bulk up a bit to become effective in the Prem.

      Yea I would like to see Minamino start the last two games now that we have nothing left to play for. He needs to adjust to the physicality of the PL to be effective cover for Bobby and only a run of games will get him there.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #207: Jul 17, 2020 12:07:41 am
      Yea I would like to see Minamino start the last two games now that we have nothing left to play for. He needs to adjust to the physicality of the PL to be effective cover for Bobby and only a run of games will get him there.

      Spot on, give him 2 full 90 mins games.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #208: Jul 17, 2020 09:54:47 am
      南野 拓実! Get in!

      I'm training for my next live match post.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #209: Jul 17, 2020 10:07:10 am
      南野 拓実! Get in!

      I'm training for my next live match post.
      ;D :ernaehrung004:
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #210: Jul 17, 2020 10:24:17 am
      2 League title medals in a single season (Salzburg & Liverpool). Don't think many people can say that!
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #211: Jul 17, 2020 10:48:37 am
      2 League title medals in a single season (Salzburg & Liverpool). Don't think many people can say that!

      Not that he contributed very heavily to his second one ;-)
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #212: Jul 19, 2020 10:35:05 am
      Looked good last time he was out and was impressed with his confidence to turn and take that shot on early minutes after coming on the pitch. Think a couple of games back he would of tried holding it up and pass it back instead of being so positive, so seems slowly slowly his confidence is rising.

      I personally would also like to see him play the next two games, I think he could strike up quite the partnership with Naby, they both seem really forward thinking and both have very quick feet, something to watch out for.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #213: Jul 19, 2020 06:10:09 pm
      I think he would be of better use in no. 10 with Hendo and Fabinho behind him.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #214: Jul 26, 2020 06:41:41 pm
      Lots of very promising glimpses but nothing concrete to hold on to. It's often his last touch/decision that betrays him. He'll masterfully wiggle past 3 players and just not put enough power in a pass that would've freed the receiver in front of goal or he'll move well without the ball, nice first touch on the receive and put it just wide of the top corner.

      I wonder if a goal would finally settle him and kinda just open the flood gates or is it a proper preseason that he needs? 
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #215: Jul 26, 2020 06:56:08 pm
      He'll get better and better as he settles in. Looked awkward and on the sidelines during the title celebrations, like the only guy who doesn't know anyone at the party.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #216: Jul 26, 2020 11:00:09 pm
      Lots of very promising glimpses but nothing concrete to hold on to. It's often his last touch/decision that betrays him. He'll masterfully wiggle past 3 players and just not put enough power in a pass that would've freed the receiver in front of goal or he'll move well without the ball, nice first touch on the receive and put it just wide of the top corner.

      I wonder if a goal would finally settle him and kinda just open the flood gates or is it a proper preseason that he needs? 

      I've seen enough to be convinced there's a good player there.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #217: Jul 27, 2020 02:04:01 am
      He'll get better and better as he settles in. Looked awkward and on the sidelines during the title celebrations, like the only guy who doesn't know anyone at the party.
      I've seen enough to be convinced there's a good player there.

      You guys are right. A good preseason with chances to get on the pitch and just find his place on it without the added pressure of competitive games at the tail end of a tittle winning season + some more bonding with the team and he'll probably slot right into the squad.
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      Re: Takumi Minamino Player Thread
      Reply #218: Jul 27, 2020 03:35:30 am
      What a hit that was, gutted it was saved.

      Would have been some 1st goal.

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