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Axel Tuanzebe 2017-18 Performances

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6.5 Average rating
3 Appearances
2 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
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  1. Jan 6, 2018

    Jig1234 Full Member

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    Should've started vs Derby ahead of Smalling. This lad is superb. Needs minutes now though. Might be time for a loan.
  2. Jan 12, 2018

    stygg Full Member

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    Finally!

    Looks like Axel will head to Villa Park for the remainder of the season.
  3. Jan 12, 2018

    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Hmm. I'll reserve judgement. Feels like we've been unlucky in loan deals for ages.
  4. Jan 12, 2018

    Nick7 Full Member

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    Would be a bit lonely at Upton Park if he shacks up there.
  5. Jan 12, 2018

    stygg Full Member

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    :lol:
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    2cents Full Member

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    Good news, how are Villa doing these days? Who's in charge over there?
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Couldn't we send him to a less depressing club?
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Probably a smart move.
    Doesn't Terry play there?
    He might not be as good as he used to be, but Alex can learn alot from his experience.
  9. Jan 12, 2018

    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    Doubt it, I hear there's a thriving community living there now.
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    Jig1234 Full Member

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    We should've sent Darmian and Smalling to Villa and kept Axel.
  11. Jan 12, 2018

    khoazany Full Member

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    Who else other than Brucey? :D
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Feck yeah. I had no idea. No better man.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    This'll be a good loan for him I think, good luck Axel, hope he can cement himself in the first team there.
  14. Jan 12, 2018

    2cents Full Member

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    That'll do, classic centre-back and United hero.
  15. Jan 12, 2018

    NoPace Full Member

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    Looking at Whoscored, seems like Glen Whelan might be completely washed at DM, which makes sense since he's 33, but they have some decent Champo level CBs in Terry, Chester and Elphick and Mohammady doing okay at RB when Hutton isn't in there also being washed. Wonder if Axel will end up starting at DM for them?
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Had a quick read of Villa forum I am on and some seem to think he might be for DM cover. Although some also mentioning Elphick may leave.
  17. Jan 12, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    No issue with him going to Villa while Bruce is in charge, if he's not getting games there then he's clearly not up to it simple as that. I don't think we should get too hung up on what position he plays there, it doesn't matter, he just needs games. Like Fosu Mensah at Palace.
  18. Jan 12, 2018

    Beaucoup Full Member

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    Aston Villa! Hope he doesn't have a girlfriend.
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    Tapori Full Member

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    Good news he'll learn from John Terry
    Bad news he'll learn from John Terry.
  20. Jan 12, 2018

    TwoSheds More sheds than you, probably

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    Why, does it turn you gay?
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    Beaucoup Full Member

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    JT
  22. Jan 12, 2018

    Thiagoal New Member

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    I see Mourinho has said he'll stay until the end of the window at least... depending on Bailly's injury!
  23. Jan 12, 2018

    ti vu Full Member

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    At least JT's racist, so no worry
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    He's highly rated with you guys isn't he? I remember him playing well in a few of the games at the end of last season.

    He'll get games. Looks like we're selling Elphick even though he's in the best form for us since joining and Terry's been out for two months. Our only other back up is Chris Samba. :annoyed:
  25. Jan 12, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He is highly rated, strong, quick and composed on the ball. He is still a rookie though.
  26. Jan 12, 2018

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Can't believe a PL side wouldn't be interested in him, he's better than a lot of CB's getting regular game time down at the bottom end of the table
  27. Jan 13, 2018

    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    PL sides don't play loan players with practically zero experience. He'll be lucky if a Championship side in Villa will even give him that faith. It doesn't really matter how talented he is, PL clubs just aren't going to do it. If he can get regular games in the Championship he is much better off there.
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    Toad Full Member

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    Kind quite figure out whether you are talking about Tuanzebe or Terry :lol:
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Rubbish Palace are playing Fosu Mensah who has practically the same amount of PL experience as Tuanzebe has

    Bournemouth played Ake when he had barely kicked a ball for Chelsea

    Those are just two examples I can think of off the top of my head
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    Will instantly be the best player in their squad. Very happy he’ll be getting playing time, really should have featured more for United. Hope his loan goes as I expect, top class player in the making.
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    He's already better than 3 out the 4 possible CBs at Arsenal. Is the guy who looks like a goat still there?
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    kundalini Full Member

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    Reading took Nathan Ake when he had about 120 more mins playing time in all competitions, than Tuanzebe currently has. Watford then used him in the PL the following season after 5 starts for Reading in the Championship. The most interesting aspect of Ake's development path is that Watford used him as a left-back, giving him 20 PL starts that season. His early mins for Chelsea were largely as a defensive midfielder. Bournemouth were the first team to risk him in central defence for more than a single game, though Chelsea had used him as a central defender in their youth system.

    TFM had limited mins in United's first team when he went on loan but those mins were at full-back and centre defence; the positions Palace have used him in (difference being they used a back 3 under De Boer). Axel had 3 starts as a defensive midfielder, one as a right back and one as part of a back 3.

    At this point in time, I don't think anyone knows how he would perform in the PL playing as a central defender. It would certainly be a risk. There were moments in the Swansea match that would concern me if I was a manager of a lower half PL team looking for a central defender.

    On the limited evidence available, I think he could play right-back at PL level for a team that parks the bus week in week out, and doesn't expect its full-backs to offer much going forward.
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    izec Full Member

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    I hope Terry can help him a bit in some aspects and do once something good in his life, besides missing the penalty. Brucey is also there, think the loan might be a nice experience
  34. Jan 13, 2018

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Great loan, this. Chuffed for Axel, Villa have got a big fanbase and a good reputation, he'll get lots of gametime in a team pushing for the playoffs.
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    criticalanalysis Full Member

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    Don't want to jinx it (ohh...) but Bruce's loans for Utd/ex players have always gone well in terms of playing time.
  36. Jan 18, 2018

    Minkaro Full Member

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    Gabriel? The one who looks like his teeth are trying to escape? Pretty sure they sold him.

    I remember reading that Jose was waiting to see what news there was on Bailly before deciding whether Tuanzebe goes on loan or not. Just been posted in the Bailly thread that he’s meant to be back around Feb 3rd, so could that mean Axel going out closer to the end of Jan?
  37. Jan 25, 2018

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    haram Full Member

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    Anyone know what their defence is looking like?
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    Harry Harries Full Member

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    It'd be pretty darn sweet if this guy became a mainstay in our team next season. Meanwhile over at the Etihad Airways Stadium, 200m+ worth of talent scrap it out over a place in the backline.
  40. Jan 25, 2018

    J_Red 11 Banned

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    Spoke to Villa fans last time. He said they are happy with their current defense especially centre back pair Terry & Chester and he hopes there is nothing change in their back for. He said when Terry is fit, their defense is solid but they lack of backup centre back who can cover Terry when he's injured, Samba was poor as their backup. I checked that Terry has played 18 games out of 28 games. Assuming Terry might miss another 10, I think Tuanzebe playing 10 league game as centre back while also learn from Bruce & Terry can help his development.

    And also there is always another option to play him such as defensive midfield & right back to gain more experiences.
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