Ivan Toney - Brentford

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One thing you will get with Toney is that he will always try to get on the end of everything that's played into the box. The way we play at United, we try to play to feet and little intricate moves around the box is not something that Toney would excel at, and I wonder if we would try to get him to play like that if we bought him, a mistake I think.
Personally, I think if we bought a player like him, then we would have to vary our game and play both ways, intricate moves and also crosses into the box.
Not sure this would happen, as Haaland seems to be who we are after.
Or we play that way because we don't have a striker like Toney who excels at the thing you pointed out. We used to whip balls in and have at least one or two players running hell for leather to get on the end of them.

Given the way Ole was dropping not-so-subtle hints that he wanted to see more of that from our forwards, you have to figure he'd be looking for a striker like Toney; Ole knows that defenders know that we're a bit one-dimensional in the final third.
 

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I really like him and think he’d do well in the prem. Someone like James went straight from the championship to United and he definitely wasn’t ready for it. Toney is lot further along in his development and is more suited to the prem, but I still think Manchester is a step too far (as it is for almost any player).

a lower or mid table team I think he’d do well. Watkins has done pretty well and while they’re different players with different strengths I think Toney is comparable to him.
 

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Players from the championship are a gamble, while Im not against sporadically gambling on those players I think we should focus mostly on top league prospects.

Of course some players have come good from the championship into the premier league but its one thing to come good to an Aston Villa, Watford, Newcastle, etc level than to a ManCity, United, Liverpool, etc level.
So you want to continue over paying for players. Got it...
I was tripping out here for a second and thought you were the same person quoting with, and arguing with yourself :lol:

Think Ramadan has a hold of me.
 

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Has anyone been linked with him? I think he could be the next championship player to step up. he looks like he has the tools to play at a higher level but no idea of his ceiling. He kind of reminds me of DCL

The way he runs with the ball me of Paulo Wanchope.

Without seeing the compilations of his misses and misplaced passes, there seems to be a lot to like about him; cool and composed when finishing (there were many goals where he took his time to spot where the GK is), and capable of a few flick ons here and there.
 

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Isn't it typical - when Newcastle finally have a decent talent on their hands - they give him away and 3 years later he is worth a fortune. Newcastle, ladies and gentlemen
 

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Or we play that way because we don't have a striker like Toney who excels at the thing you pointed out. We used to whip balls in and have at least one or two players running hell for leather to get on the end of them.

Given the way Ole was dropping not-so-subtle hints that he wanted to see more of that from our forwards, you have to figure he'd be looking for a striker like Toney; Ole knows that defenders know that we're a bit one-dimensional in the final third.
Yes, good point.
I watched some highlights on Toney, and he does actually play some nice football when he's involved in the build up play, some little backheels etc, and , as you would expect, is strong on the ball, but he does make some intelligent runs into the box, which is what you need from a number 9.
 

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Yes, good point.
I watched some highlights on Toney, and he does actually play some nice football when he's involved in the build up play, some little backheels etc, and , as you would expect, is strong on the ball, but he does make some intelligent runs into the box, which is what you need from a number 9.
I think I saw somewhere his pass% is in the 60%s. (I think it was at the beginning of one of his compilation videos) No idea if that was correct or if it would put us off him.

But it looks like he'd add a dimension to our one/two-dimensional attack.
 

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Anyone watching the Bournemouth V Brentford game on sky?
Toney just had a shot, put it inches wide, nothing great about that, however his movement and first and second touch to set the shot was incredible.
Ran across the back four, span into space, controlled with the outside of the boot instantly, really great play.
Haven't been entirely convinced by him until that moment then.
 

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Think this would be a great signing this year. Seemingly wants to leave, could bed in whilsr Cavani is here next season and wont be extremely expensive. Do it Ole.
 

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Just broke the championship record for goals.

Must be something about him, would he be a good pickup to rotate with cavani?

Haven't seen him play btw.