Facundo Pellistri image 28

Facundo Pellistri Uruguay flag

2020-21 Performances


View full 2020-21 profile

Joined
Jun 26, 2014
Messages
9,350
Location
Behind the right goal post as "Whiteside shoots!"
Now the loan make sense.

He is a South American, first time going out from his home country, probably needs time to learn english. At the same time he needs first team games and sending him on loan to Championship will be disastrous.
I think he is the reason why we should not retain Lingard and look to sell him next season.

He'll be playing for us soon, no doubt.
It does indeed. A 2-step process to him coming to play in the UK that is hopefully less of a culture change and gives him minutes.

Only watched YouTube highlights (which can be misleading) but from the latest short clips, quite impressed, especially given the opposition in latest video. Looks confident, direct and regularly picked the better option (pass inside or take the LB on).

With him, Amad, Shoretire, Garner (doing well at Forest), Hugill, Mejbri ... next 6-24 months could see quite a few coming into the squad.

Hopefully the transfers we look at this Summer and next 12 months are focussed and we go for quality/ready to slot straight in players and not squad players (the above names will give us quantity and hopefully quality). We need a few players but personally, I'd rather have just Haaland than three 7-out-of-10 squad fodder signings.

Pellistri. Looks good though.
 

LovelyLittlePanda

New Member
Joined
May 23, 2015
Messages
366
Supports
Feyenoord
Pellistri has been fantastic in his all previous appearances, as the 5 people who've actually bothered to watch his games keep saying.

I guess it's easy read past it with all the comments from people calling it a "stupid loan" after they took 2 seconds to google a possession stat.

Apparantly Pellistri has to make headlines and have a viral highlight video for "his loan to make sense".

The most hilarious comment was the one that thought this performance might convince Ole to keep Facundo :lol:

I've been convinced for quite a while now that Pellistri and Amad were bought as Sancho alternatives. We should move on from James and Martial and replace them with these lads.

There's been a few English players who can't speak it.
:lol:
 

meamth

Full Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2017
Messages
4,514
Location
Malaysia
Is he learning English? there have been a lot of South American players whom have played for years in England and cannot speak it.
Of course, players have clauses in their contract to go for English classes, provided by the club.
 

BlahRules

Full Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
3,612
Location
London
Pellistri has been fantastic in his all previous appearances, as the 5 people who've actually bothered to watch his games keep saying.

I guess it's easy read past it with all the comments from people calling it a "stupid loan" after they took 2 seconds to google a possession stat.

Apparantly Pellistri has to make headlines and have a viral highlight video for "his loan to make sense".

The most hilarious comment was the one that thought this performance might convince Ole to keep Facundo :lol:

I've been convinced for quite a while now that Pellistri and Amad were bought as Sancho alternatives. We should move on from James and Martial and replace them with these lads.


:lol:
We still should go for Sancho. As much as we hope Pellistri and Amad becomes a quality player, they are not at that level and wont be giving us the productivity Sancho will bring. Furthermore, I believe Sancho is a generational talent. The amount of assists he is racking up already at his age is crazy.

We need a creative player and Sancho will provide it. If we are to compete with Man City then we need more quality on the bench that will allow us to change the game. Sancho can play RM AM and LM.
 

Smores

Full Member
Joined
May 18, 2011
Messages
22,131
We still should go for Sancho. As much as we hope Pellistri and Amad becomes a quality player, they are not at that level and wont be giving us the productivity Sancho will bring. Furthermore, I believe Sancho is a generational talent. The amount of assists he is racking up already at his age is crazy.

We need a creative player and Sancho will provide it. If we are to compete with Man City then we need more quality on the bench that will allow us to change the game. Sancho can play RM AM and LM.
This is why i want Diallo to get plenty of minutes in whats left of the season. There's only really one way to see if they're ready for a break through.

Everyone assumes young players aren't ready but then some suddenly show their talent at a very young age. Sancho made his proper breakthrough at the same age as Diallo and younger than Pellistri.

Personally I'd only sign Sancho if we don't get a decent striker in. If we strengthen elsewhere we'll be able to give the 3 young lads an opportunity to show what they've got, one will have a decent season.
 

Poborsky's hair

Full Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2020
Messages
531
Supports
Bohemians 1905
I don't get the David Silva comparisons. Pellistri is a pacy dribbler who likes to go to byeline and put a cross in generally. Too little sample of games to judge from but he's more of a runner than a creator. David Silva had exceptional vision and pass execution. The best no10 in the modern era in the premier league if you asked me. Not exactly a pacy player either. It's a lazy comparison based on the ethnicity.

On another note I like his bite. He seems to have Ander Herrera about him and better skillset than DJ, which can take him far, perhaps even further than Diallo who seems closer to Martial so far. Early stages though! Let's hope he will become everything we wanted from James.
 

antohan

gets aroused by tagline boobs
Joined
Apr 24, 2002
Messages
37,335
Location
Montevideo
Language is funny.
Actually, the word doesn't exist in Spanish or Portuguese except for its use in football circles to refer to a great player.

Seeing as football was introduced by British people in port cities, I wouldn't be surprised if it just comes from expressions such as "cracking player", "cracking goal", "what a cracker", etc.

Similar to "óbol" (outball), "orsai" (offside), "güin" (winger), or "centrojás" (centre half).
 

AjaxCunian

Full Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2021
Messages
178
Supports
Ajax & United

I really like the look of him, granted these are clips where only the good moves are shown, but he genuinely has quality. The end product seems to be lacking so far, which is not surprising for such a club, but he is very fast, has a good dribble, can pass players and has an eye for team-mates. He might have more future here than players ranked above him now.
 

Trex

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Sep 18, 2019
Messages
265
Location
Nigeria

I really like the look of him, granted these are clips where only the good moves are shown, but he genuinely has quality. The end product seems to be lacking so far, which is not surprising for such a club, but he is very fast, has a good dribble, can pass players and has an eye for team-mates. He might have more future here than players ranked above him now.
I like his maradona style dribble, he's got good link up play and is hard working, we have given less talented players opportunities, he'll get his chance at mufc