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      Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)

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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #253: Jan 13, 2024 02:56:37 am
      Most under appreciated player on our team, at least until Gomez has a mediocre game....
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #254: Jan 13, 2024 01:53:50 pm
      Most under appreciated player on our team, at least until Gomez has a mediocre game....
      Yup he's flying under the radar.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #255: Jan 16, 2024 03:25:37 pm

      Very much so. 2 good feet. Good finisher. Intelligent both with and without the ball , links the attack well from that false 9 which allows the wide players to get into dangerous positions and the full backs push up into that space.

      Part of our best 3 up top in-between salah and Jota imo. He will only get better too.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #256: Jan 25, 2024 09:06:30 am
      Not sure if it's my bias to Darwin but I always feel like there is quite a bit of a downgrade when Cody is on the pitch and Darwin isn't. I feel Cody takes too long on the ball before deciding anything and is also always focused on trying to score himself instead of setting up a team mate. Then again it could just be my bias towards Darwin.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #257: Jan 25, 2024 09:09:12 am
      Not sure if it's my bias to Darwin but I always feel like there is quite a bit of a downgrade when Cody is on the pitch and Darwin isn't. I feel Cody takes too long on the ball before deciding anything and is also always focused on trying to score himself instead of setting up a team mate. Then again it could just be my bias towards Darwin.

      Can see how you feel that way but I think it's more due to the fact they're are totally different footballers.

      Almost complete opposites.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #258: Jan 25, 2024 09:11:22 am
      I think Gakpo is a proper tidy player with a superb finish on him. A run of games and I could see him scoring on the regular!
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #259: Jan 25, 2024 09:14:29 am
      Can see how you feel that way but I think it's more due to the fact they're are totally different footballers.

      Almost complete opposites.

      Yeah you are probably right, just feel he slows our attacks down, think my preferred three now is Darwin Jota Salah.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #260: Jan 25, 2024 09:16:53 am
      Think Cody can also play the false 9.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #261: Jan 25, 2024 09:20:23 am
      Think Cody can also play the false 9.

      He can for sure but is there a need for it at the minute when our team is fully fit. Salah seems to have adopted a new approach and is not making runs in behind, Diaz doesn't either, the only player who looks to get in behind is Darwin, I think the team is attacking in a different way now which doesn't require the false 9.
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #262: Feb 19, 2024 03:20:42 pm
      Glad to see him score. I think he has an unbelievably high potential ceiling. I just hope he can get there. Will be hard being a squad option atm but maybe under the new manager he could flourish in a formation that plays with more narrow attackers. (2x10's and a 9 under Xabi for instance) 
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      Re: Cody Gakpo Player Thread (F)
      Reply #263: Feb 19, 2024 03:38:54 pm
      Good versatile player who can play anywhere across the front line but hopefully we've seen the last of him in midfield.

      Prefer him on the flanks and he tends to be more involved in games out wide, looks a little lost when playing centrally and he generally averages a very low number of touches.

      The goals he's getting in the cups are handy, wanna see deliver the same in the league and I wanna see more creative impetus.

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