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      Nat Phillips Player Thread

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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #25: Dec 31, 2020 07:21:33 pm
      That's the most nervous I've seen him so far, but I still thought he did ok. Williams looks a bit better in possession, but Phillips looks more solid (and a bit quicker as well - Wilson didn't run away from him that one time he got past him, Phillips just made the mistake of trying to ease him off the ball instead of just staying goal side). So I'd stick with Phillips, especially with us missing a Virgil sized aerial presence.
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      Reply #26: Jan 01, 2021 05:36:24 pm
      That's the most nervous I've seen him so far, but I still thought he did ok. Williams looks a bit better in possession, but Phillips looks more solid (and a bit quicker as well - Wilson didn't run away from him that one time he got past him, Phillips just made the mistake of trying to ease him off the ball instead of just staying goal side). So I'd stick with Phillips, especially with us missing a Virgil sized aerial presence.
      exactly, obv cant expect him to be the level of our other options at centre-back, but he did the job
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #27: Jan 28, 2021 10:13:15 pm
      I like this lad, not saying hes the answer, but I f**king like this lad, took son nice and clean while playing the ball, well in lad
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #28: Jan 28, 2021 10:27:58 pm
      Do myself bri,to all intents & purposes  the lad had his kit packed & was out the door
      but he got a second chance & the very few starts he’s had for us the lad has done very well & I personally think he should start ahead of Rhys Williams because I think he’s got a bit more about him & he can certainly head a ball.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #29: Jan 28, 2021 10:31:00 pm
      Do myself bri,to all intents & purposes  the lad had his kit packed & was out the door
      but he got a second chance & the very few starts he’s had for us the lad has done very well & I personally think he should start ahead of Rhys Williams because I think he’s got a bit more about him & he can certainly head a ball.

      Think hes one of those that looks like hell be sh*te but he has not done a thing wrong
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #30: Jan 28, 2021 11:07:15 pm
      Hes a big league 1 type centre half but I'd rather that right now than a bloody 19 year old who hasn't physically developed.

      Nat can do a job against West Ham on Saturday.

      Boy do we need to stop pissing about though and buy a defender.
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      Reply #31: Jan 29, 2021 12:52:11 am
      He needs to play against West Ham. It suits his game perfectly!
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #32: Jan 29, 2021 03:02:26 pm
      He needs to play against West Ham. It suits his game perfectly!
      There might literally be no choice.  :)

      He plays with heart, a very good quality. But you almost have to forget playing out of the back if he's on. And then there's the issue of pace....as in, he hasn't got any.


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      Reply #33: Jan 29, 2021 03:40:03 pm
      He's better than undeveloped Williams.

      He's old school not ball-playing defender as new style of modern football.

      Play him next Sunday. Come on Nat. He's strong and no non-sense defender.
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      Reply #34: Jan 29, 2021 04:05:38 pm
      Must be tough to see Hendo/Fab coming in ahead of him, knowing they will be missed in the middle, and all the talk that he and Rhys aren't good enough.
      But came on for a half last nite and didn't let us down - and don't think he has any time he's come in.
      Just needs to make sure doesn't dawdle with ball at feet, and will win his fair share of physical battles and balls in the air.
      Not a long term CB, and he knows it himself, all the more reason to give credit where its due to Nat for efforts so far.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #35: Jan 29, 2021 11:03:21 pm
      There might literally be no choice.  :)

      He plays with heart, a very good quality. But you almost have to forget playing out of the back if he's on. And then there's the issue of pace....as in, he hasn't got any.




      mmm afoot race between Rhys and Nat...I reckon I can beat them both and I'm 49  :lmao: :lmao:
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #36: Jan 30, 2021 04:35:20 am
      Must be tough to see Hendo/Fab coming in ahead of him, knowing they will be missed in the middle, and all the talk that he and Rhys aren't good enough.
      But came on for a half last nite and didn't let us down - and don't think he has any time he's come in.
      Just needs to make sure doesn't dawdle with ball at feet, and will win his fair share of physical battles and balls in the air.
      Not a long term CB, and he knows it himself, all the more reason to give credit where its due to Nat for efforts so far.

      He seems to step up every time he plays. Been damn good in his appearances imo. I assume he doesn't look as good in practice as the other guys, but he seems to rise to the occasion on the pitch when it matters most
      Start him against the hammers.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #37: Jan 30, 2021 06:02:15 am
      He seems to step up every time he plays. Been damn good in his appearances imo. I assume he doesn't look as good in practice as the other guys, but he seems to rise to the occasion on the pitch when it matters most
      Start him against the hammers.

      He doesn’t practice lad he trains. Gridiron players practice.
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      Reply #38: Jan 30, 2021 09:42:58 am
      He doesn’t practice lad he trains. Gridiron players practice.

      And ballet dancers
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      Reply #39: Jan 30, 2021 10:13:57 am
      With Fab and Matip out Phillips would be my preference in defence, he is clearly more physical than Williams as he’s that much older.

      Just make sure we don’t play a high line, midfield set up proper to cover his side and don’t expect much ball playing from him.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #40: Jan 30, 2021 10:23:33 am
      Will most defo start with Hendo at the back v west ham.

      No choice, but id rather just stick with Philips anyway for now until Fab is fit at least or we do get this fabled new CB. ;D
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      Reply #41: Jan 30, 2021 10:55:42 am
      I assume he doesn't look as good in practice as the other guys

      Jürgen must have his concerns given he was starting Rhys ahead of him for a while there.
      Now it seems maybe Nat is ahead in the pecking order.
      Will see who starts against WH.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #42: Jan 30, 2021 11:00:45 am
      Will most defo start with Hendo at the back v west ham.

      No choice, but id rather just stick with Philips anyway for now until Fab is fit at least or we do get this fabled new CB. ;D

      I agree, his passing ain’t great but he does feel all action with his headers and tackles
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #43: Jan 30, 2021 11:01:22 am
      Jürgen must have his concerns given he was starting Rhys ahead of him for a while there.
      Now it seems maybe Nat is ahead in the pecking order.
      Will see who starts against WH.

      In hindsight, has the gametime give to Rhys over Nat prevented  Nats game improving?
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #44: Jan 30, 2021 11:41:26 am
      Surely he plays v west ham?

      Was it them he made his prem debut against? Can't remember now but the team was  long ball team who after half an hour started targeting our other cebtre half instead.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #45: Jan 30, 2021 11:43:59 am
      Hell play, no choice..Hell be fine to
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #46: Jan 30, 2021 11:54:10 am
      I think they (staff) see Williams as a better player long term, but his lack of experience has shown up more than Natt IMO.

      so now Natt ahead, for now anyway. ;D
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #47: Jan 30, 2021 11:55:56 am
      I agree, his passing ain’t great but he does feel all action with his headers and tackles

      Hes just a better more experienced CB, maybe not as cultured so to speak. so as you say, lose a bit of the passing game. but if FAB or Hendo are playing next to him, they can generally cover the silky stuff.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #48: Jan 30, 2021 12:01:50 pm
      He’s not Liverpool level, but he’s a no messing around defender, you can tell his only thought is to get to that ball, get his head on it and away from goal, he’ll still make mistakes, this is the elite level, but that’s not his fault, and it’s not Rhys fault he looks like he’s been thrown in the deep end, because he has.

      I’d start Nat out the two any day, especially against a team that will use set pieces to get something.
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      Re: Nat Phillips Player Thread
      Reply #49: Jan 31, 2021 06:23:06 pm
      Done well the lad. First and foremost he is a solid no thrills defender and that is a base to start from. Surely he is first change from now on if we dont sign a CB.

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