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11 Jun 2024 14:27:51
So I was watching some of Darwin's performances from his first season at benfica, and bizarrely he was exhibiting a lot of the weaknesses that make him a frustrating player for us- getting caught offside all the time, lacking composure when presented with easy chances, choosing to shoot when the pass is on but more often choosing to pass when the shot is on, running into a cul-de-sac sometimes, getting frustrated with himself and snatching at chances etc, but he also got team mates involved a lot and racked up the assists even when not scoring because of bad decisions. he was also played on the left wing instead of through the center at times and actually looked more effective having space in behind to take full backs on one v one and the. Cutting inside or delivering cutbacks

As we all know Darwin got flak from benfica fans for missing a lot, went off social media, worked on his game in the off season and turned in a blinder his last season at benfica, topping the scoring charts, lighting up the champions league, becoming the hottest non-haaland property on the market that year and then moving to us, all while continuing to develop his all around game and rectifying a lot of the faults that he showed in the season before

Oddly enough the exact same thing has happened again, maybe this sort of ebb and flow is going to take place once more? Very enigmatic and emotional player, but he's shown that when he has confidence and space to attack in front of him he can be a monster.

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1.) 11 Jun 2024 17:50:57
Darwin really found his feet during the season but the final international break seemed to throw him along with a whole load of players out of form.

I think he will benefit from the new era under new coaches, without the pressure cooker environment that was created by Klopp's imminent departure.

Call me hopeful.


2.) 11 Jun 2024 18:35:16
This season coming is Darwin’s third season with us tho. He should have been doing what you said last Summer.


3.) 11 Jun 2024 21:05:42
I doubt Nunez will ever not frustrate, but as long as his numbers are good, he will always be worthy of a place in the current team.
As for his end of season dip, it happened to many, but it also coincided with us playing slow deliberate keep ball around the halfway line. Rather than looking to utilise his strengths behind the backline. We saw many times with the lethal Haaland, if you don't provide the ammunition, it's difficult to score.


4.) 12 Jun 2024 00:32:12
OP, Isn’t what you are saying basically that he hasn’t changed / improved ?

I think he has one more season to show consistency in his game awareness and scoring ability. If he doesn’t do it next season I doubt he ever will (at least for us) . we signed him for @ € 75m which is a hefty sum of money for an inconsistent return.


5.) 12 Jun 2024 06:51:17
Actually what I mean WDW is that he did improve, but then fell back into old patterns again, but the way in which he reacted to being made the target of ridicule and derision before shows that he has the ability to react. I think the issues with him are both mental and tactical, he is a player who needs confidence and needs space to attack, he’s not the kind of player to pirouette past players near the corner flag in a packed box and play one-twos in tight spaces, he needs space to run directly at defenders and the game around him has to be fast and direct rather than slow, methodical and ponderous
I think with slot keeping his wingers out wide rather than cutting into the box and the number 10 and two 8s pushing high up to feed Darwin we could see an interesting turn of events for him, though I think at the same time slot’s football is considerably less direct and more calculated than vintage klopp, so we’ll see what happens.


6.) 12 Jun 2024 09:06:21
Sirshanks, City keep the ball better than anyone and Haaland still scores more than anyone. A big difference, as well as City taking their chances, is that it's ok to do that when you're winning and not chasing games. When we are conceding so many goals keeping the ball isn't what is needed.
A lack of control at the back, in midfield and up front meant that we were often on the back foot.


7.) 12 Jun 2024 09:18:31
Make or break season for Darwin I feel.
Hopefully the new coaches can work on his confidence and composure.
He’s good enough, he needs to believe in himself and focus.


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2024 08:47:10
Good on the ball, not good off the ball, sounds like Bayern just want to get rid of him and his agent wants to make him seem desirable still.

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15 Jun 2024 16:14:40
I’m not sure wieffer can do a much better job than Curtis or even Alexis in the 6, the midfield gets more time on the ball in feyenoord and there’s no guarantee at all that he can make the step up, he’s a tempo setting deep lying player rather than a tackling all action athletic 6, which ederson comes much closer to in terms of skill set

In the Feyenoord team I would much prefer if we got one of their defenders, geertruida is their star imo but Hartman and Hancko are also very good, ultimately I wouldn’t say any of them are really necessary considering the players we have, though I am a big admirer of geertruida, seems a great personality too.

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13 Jun 2024 16:57:54
For the price they’re asking, he seems like he has about the same value for the price as Antonio silva (and remember how much they were asking for Florentino two years ago, now apparently Everton are offering a third of that), he looks a very good player but not exactly a classic 6 imo, more like a deep lying tidy controlling player who sets the tempo and moves the ball quickly with one touch short passes, can win tackles (though tackles and interventions aren’t his specialty) and pops up with the occasional goal in the box, certainly he looks like he can develop into an excellent player in the right possession-based, positional system but is he worth that kind of money right now? I have my reservations but I’ve also not seen a whole lot of benfica games, maybe somebody else here has a better idea.

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12 Jun 2024 13:01:00
Holland have an amazing squad but remember…Koeman is their coach, he is footballing kryptonite.

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12 Jun 2024 12:59:51
Why doesn’t joe get any respect on this page? He was one of our players of the season last year when Trent and robbo were out, didn’t let anybody down until the very latter stage of the season when he looked as gassed as anybody else, also he played 51 games for us, give the man some credit, he might not be the world class looking cb that he was five years ago, but he is an A class squad player who can capably contribute whenever anybody in the back line is injured, wish folks could appreciate the players we have instead of always pining for new ones.

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16 Jun 2024 17:39:44
Jaguar, it appears that you are a bit confused because there isn’t such a thing as an ‘inverted full back system’, given that the way arsenal, spurs, feyenoord and ourselves under kloppinvert our fullbacks are completely different, the roles zinchenko have at gunners and Trent has in klopp’s system are completely different, don’t put ‘the lord Arne’ down before he comes in the door simply because you have it in your mind that inverting a fullback automatically means footballing failure.

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16 Jun 2024 15:20:05
Pretty sure you will get your wish, slot’s wingers at feyenoord don’t invert and stay out wide.

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16 Jun 2024 15:03:36
He’s like a one man bulldozer getting them down the field on the left flank running at fullbacks from deep or shielding the ball, looks like the player we had running down the left wing the last few weeks of the season alright.

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16 Jun 2024 08:55:56
I do think saliba is the best cb in the league besides Virgil though, oli ?

For whatever reason deschamps doesn’t fancy saliba and will probably stick with upamecano as the partner for ibou at the euros for some unfathomable reason

As for ibou, when he stays healthy and has a good run of games he is a fantastic, mobile and aggressive center back who covers a lot of space and is decent on the ball (in that way he is like the equivalent of Gabriel for arsenal ), when he got his last injury he didn’t look as good though of course…still would anybody deny that a healthy konate is among the top 20 center backs in Europe? It might be that slot doesn’t fancy him because he isn’t enough of a carrier/ passer at the back but it certainly won’t be because he’s not a top level center half.

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15 Jun 2024 16:10:09
If virg has a bad year next year navy Keith the seasoned scout of an OP will be telling us that he knew since he saw him play as a 12 year old
In Groningen that he had flaws in his game that he could never make up for….

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