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Ross Barkley...

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Rozay, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Oct 13, 2018
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Every young player has that I guess. I see the same in McTominay :rolleyes:

    Of course, you forgot to mention his shooting ability, with left and right foot. Barkley was obviously a highly promising young player. He was being touted for massive money as a teenager at Everton, and has only ever been linked with joining CL-level clubs while he was there, before eventually joining one.

    You know all this anyway, because you were there, but by all means...
  2. Oct 13, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Started the season pretty well. Starting to mature more as a player. Decision making is improving. Not doing too much like he used to do and is slowly adapting to that number 8 role.

    Had a really good game against Southampton, coming up with a goal and an assist. Was decent for England yesterday, too.
  3. Oct 13, 2018
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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    Did you ever in your life criticise any England player?
  4. Oct 14, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Yes, why?
  5. Oct 14, 2018
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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    Just asking because I never noticed it. Thought you are England national team's ambassador always just praising their every single player.
  6. Oct 14, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Funny one. Do you mind telling me who I've praised then? Take your time.
  7. Oct 14, 2018
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    Amar__ Not so Full Member

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    You barely ever criticised any of our English players, and I noticed you praising other English, non United, players from time to time, such as Barkley.
  8. Oct 14, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    One example? Great. Looks like someones chatting nonsense.
  9. Oct 15, 2018
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Played well tonight for England. There’s a lot more to come from him too.
  10. Oct 15, 2018
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    He just needs to stay fit. He has loads of gears to go up yet as a player IMO
  11. Oct 15, 2018
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    I think midfield will suit him well long term. He's another like Ox that are very good footballers, but not quite suited to playing as an AM or a winger all the time. But playing in midfield they can join the attack and contribute.
  12. Oct 15, 2018
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    izec Full Member

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    Great little pass, needs playing time and luck with injuries, then he will be fine. Sarri could be his lottery win.
  13. Oct 15, 2018
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Came to post the same. They are much more effective playing in three man midfield.
  14. Oct 15, 2018
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    saivet Full Member

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    Do you think the both of them could play together or one or the other?
  15. Oct 15, 2018
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    They could only play together if you had a world class deep lying playmaker in the middle.
  16. Oct 15, 2018
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He’s OK. Not as bad as some like to make out but I’ve never been a big fan.
  17. Oct 15, 2018
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Got laughed at for saying this on here ages ago, but I do feel he’s a bit of a De Bruyne-lite, and if every possible star aligned, a team could get a lot of Kevin’s qualities from him. Kevin’s final ball is another level, but the pace, power and drive through the middle, then the cannon of a shot off both the right and left... I dunno, he has something.
  18. Oct 15, 2018
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    Stagnated for so long due to injuries and lack of belief....good to see him in good form currently as he does have qualities the regular England midfield lacks.

    Is he really going to play the big games for Chelsea though? Kante and Jorginho are automatic picks so leaves one spot between him, Fabregas and kovacic who started v Liverpool.
  19. Oct 16, 2018
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Cesc seems to be Jorginho's backup now. It is between Barkley and Kovacic.
  20. Oct 16, 2018
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    Even if he doesn't play all the games he still will start games between Premier League and Europa League. Also add that coaching matters, if someone believed Sarri doesn't improve players.
  21. Oct 16, 2018
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    Had a bit of a set back with that injury of his. This season he has regained fitness and you can slowly see his confidence is coming back.

    To me, he's always had the ability, but had to improve his tactical approach to the game. Game by game, and with the coaching of Sarri and his staff, hopefully that can continue to improve and we start to see him develop into a top player.
  22. Oct 16, 2018
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    With Kovacic only being a loan player, Barkley might actually get a far bit of game time.

    Where is RLC & Drinkwater?
  23. Oct 16, 2018
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Drinkwater is done out ere. Basically semi-retired.
  24. Oct 16, 2018
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    Cesc seems to be a back-up for Chelsea for the past 3 years now.
    Which is a shame because he's still a terrific player.
  25. Oct 16, 2018
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    To think they've got Bakayoko & Mount out on loan too. Crazy CM depth.
  26. Oct 16, 2018
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    Don't think they need Kante in every game.
  27. Oct 16, 2018
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    Baka who?
  28. Oct 16, 2018
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    He is a complete liability off the ball which limits where and who you can play him with.
  29. Oct 17, 2018
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    Talk Meelan will send him back to Chelsea in January as according to Gattuso he can't control a ball properly.:lol:

    Makes you wonder who does the scouting for these clubs as I could've told anyone that after watching him for Monaco.
  30. Oct 17, 2018
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    Imagine the day where an english CM outshined the best spanish midfielders Thiago and Saul:lol:

    I am very intrigued to see where his journey goes, Sarri is the perfect manager for him and I hope he can have many games. I think he has more potential than Kovacic, who is a bit of a hipster favourite, but also quite one-dimensional in his skill-set.
  31. Oct 17, 2018
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    Would disagree here; Kovacic has an understanding of space and how best to pass and move that Barkley just doesn't. Can't ever see Barkley making that killer pass vs. Liverpool in the league that Kovacic did. Also would say that Kovacic is much better at pressing high - though his defensive positioning isn't always ideal, he's statistically one of the best pressing midfielders in Europe over the past few seasons and I can't see Barkley ever being that sort of player. I would definitely agree, however, that Barkley is more well rounded offensively even if he is nowhere near Kovacic in terms of dribbling ability.
  32. Oct 28, 2018
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    Ross is the 2nd coming of Zidane. What a player.
  33. Oct 28, 2018
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    1 goal and 2 assists today. Having a tremendous season so far.
  34. Oct 28, 2018
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Stats are crazy good for today

    96 passes
    95% pass completion
    4 key passes
    2 assists
    1 goal

    His first assist and goal were high quality too.
  35. Oct 28, 2018
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    You see what having a good coach can do
  36. Oct 28, 2018
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    Every chance he lives up to his potential under Sarri.
  37. Oct 28, 2018
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Can now see Mourinho waving three fingers at you.
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    :cool:
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    :lol:
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    I've never really rated him myself but will be delighted if he kicks on and adds something to the England team.