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Axel Tuanzebe 2019-20 Performances

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  1. Aug 4, 2019

    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    Let's sell some defenders and play him more!
  2. Aug 5, 2019

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Solid yesterday. Has a laid back style about him that I like. Makes things look effortless. Really good on the ball yesterday and read the game well. Would like to see him with Maguire.
  3. Aug 5, 2019

    ricky-romeo Full Member

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    should start the season as our 3rd choice CB after Maguire and Lindelof. This or a one year loan to another PL club.

    If Ole is thinking about putting Jones or Rojo infront of Axel in the pecking order then he should go out on loan. He'll probably return in a year time as a full England international.
  4. Aug 5, 2019

    hocane New Member

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    Maguire and Lindelof sounds like a terrible cb partnership. We desperately need Axel's pace to cover from Maguire/Lindelofs lack of pace.
  5. Aug 5, 2019

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Lindelof is not slow. AWB is there to cover for Maguire.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Rojo, jones and Bailly when he gets fit should all be moved on now. Smalling as 3rd choice with Axel being 4th( them 2 as preferred cb partnership in Europa and cups). Maguire, Smalling, lindelof and Axel are not injury prone so there is no need for that extra emergency 5th cb
  8. Aug 5, 2019

    flappyjay Full Member

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    Maguire plays on the left also when we are attacking our fullbacks will push up, hopefully Maguire world class positioning.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    Maguire will be LCB, AWB is RB. Unless you mean AWB won't be attacking, to cover for Maguire.
  10. Aug 8, 2019

    Ralph1386 Full Member

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    Could he play as a DM next to McTominay and behind Pogba if needed? Can we also mold him into that?

    Something like:

    AWB——— Maguire ——- Lindelof——-Shaw
    —————McTominay———Tuanzebe
    Greenwood/James—Pogba——-Martial
    —————-——Rashford————-

    With Martial and Rashford interchanging
  11. Aug 8, 2019

    Bwuk Full Member

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    Complete lack of creativity in the midfield pivot.

    I think he’ll force himself as our third choice CB. He’s clearly more suited to the modern approach Ole is trying to take than Smalling or Jones.
  12. Aug 9, 2019

    jackal&hyde Full Member

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    Big sign of trust from us to keep him. IMO this means that he is ahead of some of our more established CDs as we think he will get enough play time.
  13. Aug 9, 2019

    PepsiCola Full Member

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    I'm hoping hes our third choice CB.

    Both Lindelof and Maguire will be great partners for him.
  14. Aug 11, 2019

    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Good to see he is 3rd choice CB. Makes the bench today ahead of the rest.
  15. Aug 19, 2019

    Adnan Full Member

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    Adnan Full Member

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    RUCK4444 New Member

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    Saw Axel live for the first time at the Principality Stadium in pre-season, have to say he looked very good and composed. Looked like he could be a real classy CB in the future, I’m excited to see how he integrates this year.
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    RedTiger Full Member

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    A better Mascherano perhaps.
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    John O'Shea mark 2?
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    Adnan Full Member

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    He'll be first choice CB by next season. This season I don't mind seeing him deployed in midfield if Ole decides he wants to play him there.
  21. Aug 19, 2019

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    So, I was browsing through a Aston villa forum and heard some people saying that a player named engels is better than Axel and axel wouldn't get to be first choice CB this season. Any villa fan care to weigh in on this?
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Engels was on loan to Stade Reims from Olympiakos until they triggered the buy option for £3m in March 2019. He was told he wasn't part of Pedro Martins plans at Olympiakos hence being sent on loan to Reims who subsequently sold him to Villa for £7m a few months after buying him for £3m.

    He lacks pace but probably suits Villa more than say Axel would in comparison. Engels is 6'4 and strong aerially which suits a team that will defend deep. He's also very composed in possession which will help Villa. He isn't very quick but that won't matter to Villa who I assume will defend deep in most games. At 24 years of age he could turn out to be a decent signing for Villa.
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    A-man Full Member

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    Great that he can play various positions. It will help with getting playing time and there are many positions that are more "forgiving" than playing CB where a mistake is costly and talked about for months.
  25. Aug 19, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Love how Ole praises our youngsters but also gives them motivation at the same time. His style of man management is perfect for the modern era.
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    A-man Full Member

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    (I moved my reply from Lindelofs thread to this because it made more sense to post it here)

    I agree with both you, however playing only cup matches is a risk imo. No matter if one is sceptical or not towards Lindelof/Maguire, most would agree that we see a different football at the back if we compare the first two matches with last season. It is not because the 4 at the back play this way, it is because they can play like this and Ole has told them to so. DDG is part of this. There are hardly any random long balls from him. Instead they play out even difficult situations.

    Look att DDG stats. He has so far(only 2 matches!) 82% Passing accuracy and few long balls. Previous seasons he has been around 60% and many more long balls. When he plays for Spain however, who play with ball playing defenders who focus on possesion, his passing accuracy is higher and the long balls fewer. It is clear that Ole's tactics are to stay calm even under pressure and not hoof away the ball randomly.

    I am worried that if we have an injury of any of these 4 at the back, do we have any replacement who can play like this? Especially concerned about the CBs who take the biggest part. My only hope goes to Tuanzebe, simply because I don't believe in the others and because Ole has put him on the bench , it must mean he believes Tuanzebe can play the football he wants. But then he shouldn't play only cup matches together with Smalling or Jones, he must also play together with Lindelof and Maguire.

    My hope is that they ease him in with cup matches, then start to rotate him with both Lindelof and Maguire, at least every now and then.
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    Cup matches though are the only real option for him. It's highly unlikely Lindelof and Maguire will both manage to stay fit for all 38 games, so that will be another route into the team. I think we *might* also see him against certain PL teams, particularly later in the season. Leicester would be a good one to deal with Vardy's pace and the lack of threat from any other source.
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    A-man Full Member

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    Well one way to help them stay fit, develop Maguire/Lindelofs partnership and develop Tuanzebe would be to start rotation relatively soon. Like:
    Linde-Mag
    Linde-Mag
    Tuanz-Mag
    Linde-Mag
    Linde-Mag
    Tuanz-Linde

    But adjusted for what matches are coming. I think he should play matches with the regular players at the back to be trained in playing according to the tactics. In cups it will be maybe none of the regular defenders not midfielders. Then it is just match time, like a loan.
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    RedTiger Full Member

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    Day by day I'm edging more towards wanting to see him play the DM
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    He was so amazing for Villa and now he's just wasting valuable time off his career on the bench. We should have loaned him out again. Anything to progress his development not hinder it for fecks sake. I wish he was first choice to partner Maguire rather than the chicken Lindelöf..
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    Adnan Full Member

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    That might actually happen. I foresee a Axel-Pogba-Gomes midfield 3 the way things are going.
  32. Aug 25, 2019

    hocane New Member

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    Fantastic talent. Shocking he haven't been given a chance alongside Maguire.
  33. Aug 25, 2019

    Giggsyking Full Member

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    Playing 4-2-3-1 needs a very good number 10 and two central midfielders who has a good share of a CM quality (attacking wise and defensively). I find Pogba as a liability playing without a cover behind him because he loses the ball many times in the game, then why do we play a double pivot role? We should go back to 433 and 3 men midfield Pogba LM, (RM anyone who can pass a fecking ball) and this guy in DMF. Maybe and I say maybe it will put an end for fecking Lingard starting games.
  34. Aug 25, 2019

    Oldyella Full Member

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    We are 3 games in! And 2 of those games 'weren't bad'. If Lindelof keeps playing like yesterday his time will come.
  35. Aug 28, 2019

    Red71 Full Member

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    I think Lindelof is playing Tuanzebe into the starting lineup....
  36. Aug 29, 2019

    Bobski Full Member

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    A massive chance for Axel is going to be coming along pretty soon.
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    to be fair in the space of 1 summer, he’s gone from about 7th choice to 3rd choice and that’s with a world record CB coming in.

    He’s very close
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    Grande Full Member

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    His consecutive bench places in front of Jones, Smalling and Rojo has proven that he’ll get his chance this season. Smalling’s loan merely underlines that.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Time to start playing him with Maguire.
  40. Sep 2, 2019

    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    Agreed. Think the next game is perfect chance to start that.