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Timothy Fosu-Mensah 2017-18 Performances

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  1. Feb 5, 2018

    J_Red 11 Banned

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    Ohhhh. So I'm not allowed to point out that he was losing his man for the first goal?

    What? Stop talking nonsense pal. He was clearly never got close to Clark! Mensah was watching Diame but he was losing him. Look!



    The one who man mark Clark was Kelly. How is Mensah marking Clark if he was behind him? Mensah clearly unaware where both Clark & Diame were. Look he's marking no one! The ball went to Milivojevic's place.

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    Kostov Full Member

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    Unbeliavable. You are posting a picture in which TFM looks in the direction of Diame and Clark, and Kelly has his hand on Diame, and you decide Kelly was marking Clark(who is behind Diame) and TFM is marking Diame because he looked at Diame and Clark. OK than you were right.
    Now stop wasting my time, we are going in circles, it's tiresome and let's put an end to it.
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    So now you are telling me Kelly man mark both Diame & Clark because Kelly has his hand on Diame and Clark was nowhere near with Mensah. Did you even watch Mensah's face reaction after the goal? he felt guilty after the goal because he knew he should have stay tight with Diame.

    Alright let's not going circle again about who did these players mark.

    But the point is Mensah marked no one here! He was nowhere near both Diame & Clark! When you mark the player you have to stay tight, you can't let them behind your back or lose a sight of him. Clearly the moment Kenedy hit the ball, Mensah already unaware where both Diame & Clark were, in other word he was losing his man! The man marking & concentration were poor which need to be addressed.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    The sliding lunges are something I am surprised haven't already been coached out of him, but sure, he's young and developing, very raw still, I could definitely see him having another season out on loan next year.
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    I am pretty sure he can get his defending right over time but not sure how good he can be attacking wise. Physically strong RB running up and down the right flank is good to have but adding a good cross I think is essential or maybe a different kind of contribution. Evra wasn't the best corosser but was decent dribbler and knew exactly when to make the run so he was a menace, I hope TFM will pick up a thing or two going forward
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    I think TFM is better going forward than seems to be the consensus. He doesn't panic and hoof the ball up very often and often looks to play forward either to the wide attacker ahead of him or more centrally to a midfield player. I also think he makes some incisive overlapping runs when in possession to get into dangerous areas.

    Hopefully next season he can deputize for Valencia and show he's of the required quality to take over the position from him rather than us having to look to spunk a load of cash on an RB.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Agree. If Jose is not going to change anything in attack, he is going to need width from somewhere though, and he might need full backs that bomb forward and deliver crosses for Lukaku.

    What's his crossing been like, anyone know?
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    He had a good cross yesterday that Zaha absolutely should have scored on. I've also seen him put in some decent crosses at United, specifically in LvG's 2nd season. He's not anything special in that sense but he seems more able to whip it in to danger areas than Valencia has shown the last few years.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Every time I've seen him this season he's impressed me. It's not an easy task to play in that defence by any means, but he's got pace and power, having this experience of playing all the time will do great things for his positional awareness.

    I hope he's back here next season as Tony's deputy. Central defence is interesting with 5 centre backs on the books + Tuanzebe. I think that's where we'll see the biggest shake up.
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    He actually seems quite effective when he does decide to go forward. The problem is that he didn't really seem to be comfortably knowing when to go forward and when to stay back, so he tended to just play it safe and normally stayed back or played the ball back. I'm not sure if that's because he's played most of his youth football in central areas, if it's because of LVG's training for the previous couple of years, or if it's just his natural mentality.

    That was the case with us anyway. Other than a couple of matches early in the season I haven't been watching him for Palace, so hopefully he's improved his offensive play while with them. I know there was one match where they were raving over him and I believe he got MOM, but I'm not sure if that was a one-off or not.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Well he was educated at the Ajax youth academy, think he was there from a very early age, maybe 7-8 years, so he should be well versed in attacking as a team. He probably did play most games as a midfielder back then. Could he be that defensive midfield option for us? I think he's better of just nailing down a position and it's not bad having a very physically gifted player at right back for the next seasons.
  12. Feb 10, 2018

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    Playing centre back today. Normally playing right back ahead of Ward & now playing centre back ahead of Delaney & Riedewald.