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Title: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:19:25 PM
Appears to be happening.

Didn't realise he's also from the same place HBA and also former scourge of Warren Barton, Jerome Rothen.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:23:50 PM
€18m is a fairly decent wedge to be spending on a winger with allegedly poor end product. We are potentially going to have a front three who are all lightning quick but can't hit a barn door.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:24:49 PM
 :pokerface:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Fitzgerald on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:25:28 PM
Who cares when Bruce is head coach
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:27:16 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:27:24 PM
Really good signing. The price is a good one and no doubt takes into account the risk that may be associated with his attitude.

Think he'll look good in the premier league. Pace and dribbling are always valuable assets, especially now he will be in a team that features other such players.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: 1964 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:30:21 PM
Dogs and balloons
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:30:36 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: UncleBingo on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:34:36 PM
Allan Saint-Marveaux.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kasper on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:34:38 PM

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Irrelevant Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: SSFC on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:34:52 PM
€18m is a fairly decent wedge to be spending on a winger with allegedly poor end product. We are potentially going to have a front three who are all lightning quick but can't hit a barn door.

About the same that Wolves spent on Adama Traore IIRC. Seems the price to pay for a winger that doesnt have end product in the hopes that they will. With end product that value triples
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:35:22 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

Hi guys,

My names Kaka and I'm a f***ing lunatic.

Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:36:30 PM
Kakadamus.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:36:46 PM
I was semi on board until the second line, very dramatic drop-off in sanity level :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:37:02 PM
Really good signing. The price is a good one and no doubt takes into account the risk that may be associated with his attitude.

Think he'll look good in the premier league. Pace and dribbling are always valuable assets, especially now he will be in a team that features other such players.

I've never heard you say a signing is bad.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:37:50 PM
Kakadamus.

And Liars
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Papavasiliou on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:38:22 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

Hi guys,

My names Kaka and I'm a f***ing lunatic.

Have a nice day.

He's right though. Just to f*** us all off, the team will have a blinding season.

It'll be another "5th place under Pardew" that the media will use as a stick to beat the fans for the next decade or so.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:39:30 PM
Best prepare yourselves.....for an epic Mike Ashley/Steve Bruce push towards 17th.

:megusta:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:40:17 PM
Says so much that we're about to drop £16m on this kid and only today there's a specific thread.

I've just got no interest in these c***s nowadays.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Thomson Mouse on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:42:47 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

Is this saracasm?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:43:14 PM
Got a bad feeling about this one.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: johnny36 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:43:58 PM
Bellamys stats weren't great at Coventry but he joined..Hopefully he and Joelinton can have some impact like Robert and Bellamy
Though he sounds like a Jacob Murphy with his end product
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:44:43 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:45:42 PM
We have sold our best 2 attackers.

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:45:59 PM
Really good signing. The price is a good one and no doubt takes into account the risk that may be associated with his attitude.

Think he'll look good in the premier league. Pace and dribbling are always valuable assets, especially now he will be in a team that features other such players.

I've never heard you say a signing is bad.

I prefer to watch them first.

Unless it's obvious, like Colback for example, which was just ridiculous.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:50:10 PM
We have sold our best 2 attackers.

Between Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maxim, Gayle, Muto, Longstaff and Ritchie I think it will suffice.

The league is not as strong this year.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:51:37 PM
We have sold our best 2 attackers.

Between Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maxim, Gayle, Muto, Longstaff and Ritchie I think it will suffice.

The league is not as strong this year.

Gayle will be sold to claw back some money and Ritchie is a LWB now
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:53:19 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:55:28 PM
We have sold our best 2 attackers.

Between Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maxim, Gayle, Muto, Longstaff and Ritchie I think it will suffice.

The league is not as strong this year.

Gayle will be sold to claw back some money and Ritchie is a LWB now

I think if we are playing two upfront int he 3-5-2 Bruce has used in pre-season it would be worth keeping Gayle. You may be right though.

Ritchie creates a decent amount of chances and gets the odd goal even from that position.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:55:36 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?

They're not signed for footballing reasons or with attention to any bigger plan, they're signed because they might sell to a bigger club in a season or 2.

They might be 'good enough' for what they want, which is just to stay up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: taxfree on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:55:54 PM
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"with a lot of bonuses".

Weird how he's seemingly totally switched from paying up front to that. Wonder what the motivation is.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:56:57 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?

ASM needs nurturing and patience he's incredibly frustrating, Bruce is not the man for this
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 03:57:42 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?

ASM needs nurturing and patience he's incredibly frustrating, Bruce is not the man for this

That's what happens when your signings don't have anything to do with your choice of manager.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:01:07 PM
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"with a lot of bonuses".

Weird how he's seemingly totally switched from paying up front to that. Wonder what the motivation is.

TBF if the bonuses are things like plays for France, plays in Europe, wins a cup then they'll never mature anyway.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:01:33 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?

They're not signed for footballing reasons or with attention to any bigger plan, they're signed because they might sell to a bigger club in a season or 2.

They might be 'good enough' for what they want, which is just to stay up.

Ah, right. But I was only commenting on how I think they will do well this season, because I think they are going to be part of a really dynamic attack. We're all clear on MA's approach and we all know that's the case, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:04:34 PM

FWIW I'm not saying these signings are bad, I don't care either way. They're just not made with any attention to success on the pitch.

In what sense? Position wise you mean? Or you don't think they're good enough?

ASM needs nurturing and patience he's incredibly frustrating, Bruce is not the man for this

Possibly, however, unlike the Ben Arfa situation he will have to play him and let him figure things out. He won't be able to get away with mucking him about as he is not goign to be some loan player he can scapegoat.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:06:14 PM
How's his GRAFT?!
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: James on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:06:30 PM
I’m kind of on Kaka’s side here, I can see us benefitting from what is known as the ‘George Graham Effect’ which basically means a disciplined well drilled team might carry on that way for a couple of seasons, but with added flair up top. If this guy, Joelinton and Almiron hit it off then top 10 isn’t that far fetched.

Although clearly a short term blip that will only get worse.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:08:07 PM
Is he a big and strong modern-type player?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:08:57 PM
Is he a big and strong modern-type player?

He's 5ft 6.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:10:53 PM
Poor fucka will be putting the cones out With Aarrons and Atsu come January
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: John P on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:16:22 PM

Some StatsBomb analysis of him. Click on the link for a few different graphs.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:16:29 PM
Is he a big and strong modern-type player?

He's 5ft 6.

Well I hope he’s all about grit and effort and none of this fancy dan showboating stuff. Wouldn’t want any of that.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:17:00 PM
Anyway, good luck to him. Hope he drives fans absolutely mental doing mad s***.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:17:02 PM
I’m kind of on Kaka’s side here, I can see us benefitting from what is known as the ‘George Graham Effect’ which basically means a disciplined well drilled team might carry on that way for a couple of seasons, but with added flair up top. If this guy, Joelinton and Almiron hit it off then top 10 isn’t that far fetched.

Although clearly a short term blip that will only get worse.

(https://i.imgur.com/VDjowbk.gif)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:18:32 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.



And, without Rafa, they're being sent out by an utter imbecile.

See how that stacks up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: St1pe on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:18:52 PM
With VAR next season it’ll probably be handy having a wide player prepared to drive into the box.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: CFlan on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:19:54 PM
Allan Partridge-Shrug
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: El Hozzo on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:30:06 PM
Didn't this happen with MArtinez at Everton ... for a season, he benefited from the previous defensive manager, and the defenders were solid (like ours last season) and with Martinez's attacking approach, it worked .. then the defense lost it, he couldn't train a defense and it came unstuck ... we might have a half decent season, if we get a strong attack and keep a bit of defensive solidarity ...
Relegation in 20/21 instead ...
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:36:37 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

Hi guys,

My names Kaka and I'm a f***ing lunatic.

Have a nice day.

He's right though. Just to f*** us all off, the team will have a blinding season.

It'll be another "5th place under Pardew" that the media will use as a stick to beat the fans for the next decade or so.

Mate, if we get 5th place, or even 10th place, the media can beat the s*** out of us, I'll happily take it as a lesson learned.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:45:02 PM
Escape goat 2.0
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gonzo on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:47:02 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:51:54 PM
:anguish:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:53:03 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Ashley hadn't ripped out Newcastle Uniteds soul in those days and we all moved in the same direction for the mutual benifit of everyone not a department store.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:53:09 PM
I can't reply, sorry :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:53:12 PM
:spit:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:53:40 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

YES I WAS
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:54:31 PM
"Gonzo" - since you registered on 26th June and a lot of us have been here ages, maybe you should just f*** off instead?  Thx xxx
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:54:47 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Lol and f***ing double lol
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:56:35 PM
The acceptance of mediocrity is frightening among our support. Gonzo enjoy your ST pal, don't forget to groan when ASM gives the ball away. x
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:56:45 PM
Hey, let's create space for all viewpoints shall we?

??? :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:56:47 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Fwiw I've always liked Ayoze, he's always had to do too much on his own though and only truly flourished with the right players around him, it was something that could have been built on and he would have continued a good run of form imo.

ASM looks like he could be a great player but he's extremely raw, no one is knocking him, it's more to do with the fact he needs a decent coaching set up to get the best out of him as he matures, that's not likely to happen with Brewcie is it?

Lastly, yes, yes I was pretty negative when we got Sourness after Bobby, he was a dinosaur even then and we paid for him days before he was about to get sacked from a poor Blackburn side.

All of the above is irrelevant though because Ashley :thup:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:58:01 PM
Wew, came in handbag flying.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: YankeeToon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 04:59:23 PM
Ah, yes, what better way to pay tribute to the memory of Hunter S. Thompson and his Gonzo spirit than encouraging people to sit down and not make waves.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:00:15 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

I was massively negative when we hired Souness, I also liked Perez a lot from day one.

That said, while Souness was a terrible manager, he did have some standards. He wouldn't sign up to rubber stamp players he'd never heard of.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:01:23 PM
A) NUFC still exists so it's our job to support it and get behind the lads.
B) Ashley has hollowed out NUFC to the extent that it no longer exists as a football club in the sense that it deserves our support, and no football matter is relevant.

Depends on which one of those you go for I guess, I'm strictly a B now.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toon25 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:03:18 PM
Martinez plays mindless, stacking, football. Brewcie has no f***ing idea what he’s doing being the difference.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:06:12 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Post of the year. In fact, needs the Nobel Prize in Literature for a piece of text that's managed to turn every single feeling a human has ever felt in history upto 11. I'm equally laughing, crying and need to take a dump really badly.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:07:10 PM
A) NUFC still exists so it's our job to support it and get behind the lads.
B) Ashley has hollowed out NUFC to the extent that it no longer exists as a football club in the sense that it deserves our support, and no football matter is relevant.

Depends on which one of those you go for I guess, I'm strictly a B now.
This position directly contradicts with repeatedly posting about football matters on this forum and harshly criticising those holding those holding position A.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:08:07 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:08:56 PM
A) NUFC still exists so it's our job to support it and get behind the lads.
B) Ashley has hollowed out NUFC to the extent that it no longer exists as a football club in the sense that it deserves our support, and no football matter is relevant.

Depends on which one of those you go for I guess, I'm strictly a B now.

This position directly contradicts with repeatedly posting about football matters on this forum and harshly criticising those holding those holding position A.

Well, I think it depends. I don't really believe in criticising other fans anyway, I've said so before. They're 'supposed' to support through thick and thin, that's what makes them so easy to take advantage of.

Personally I'll be posting a lot less, especially when the season starts. This is just the only place to vent about the futility of the whole thing. Also it's a struggle to break a 15-year habit.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:18:41 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.



And, without Rafa, they're being sent out by an utter imbecile.

See how that stacks up.

My take on it.  That sturdy defence will sharp fall to bits once it hasn't got a proper manager giving the instructions.

From Rafa and Co. coaching to 'give it your best, run faster, kick it further!'
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Klaus on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:21:10 PM
I have just watched the most mediocre 'highlight' video of this guy :lol:

:yao: gerrin
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:22:52 PM
Back to the days of offering a stepping stone to L1 players?

Think he'll turn out to be alright, like. Got a decent level of athleticism and his productivity seems to be improving.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:23:13 PM
Very appropriate name. Complete glake.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Fitzgerald on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:27:09 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

AIDS
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:31:34 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

YES I WAS
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:44:33 PM
Gonzo is a Muppet
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gonzosgone on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:46:24 PM
Gonzo is making my username look prescient.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:46:27 PM
When Souness was manager we didn't act like we didn't have a pot of p*ss in, and treat fans with utter contempt.

Are IQ's really so diminished nowadays ffs.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:50:35 PM
Gonzo is making my username look prescient.

There have always been loads of dipshits. With social media, the echo chamber gets magnified, and the dipshittery runs rampant with the validation of other dipshits.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 1 August 2019, 05:56:52 PM
We have no one who can beat a man. He can. Matt Ritchie can hit a great ball in but he can't beat anyone.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Away Toon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:04:26 PM
Interestingly an immediate reversion to the carr model.

I think Ashley sees the squad as a revenue stream which Rafa wasn't maximising hence being so enthuastic to get shot of him.

Once bitten twice shy clearly doesn't apply to Ashley, 3rd relegation under his watch here we come.

The likes of Almiron, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are a big step up from the likes of Riviere and Gouffran. They are also more physically capable than the likes of Thauvin and Cabella.

Unfortunately for a lot of people on here, the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season. Best prepare yourselves.

I don't how you come to the conclusion that we are going to do well. Even if we play the three of them, none of them has shown that they can get anywhere near the goals that Perez and Rondon scored. The rest of the team is looking pretty much the same as last season, with crap wingbacks and only Longstaff that should be starting for a decent team in midfield, most importantly without Rafa's organization and defensive ability, all adds up to another struggle not to get relegated. We might be saved by three really useless teams being worse than us, but I wouldn't put any money on it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:05:38 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:07:39 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:10:51 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Hello Keith
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:12:22 PM
He was great in Spinal Tap.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: UncleBingo on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:12:29 PM
"Gonzo" - since you registered on 26th June and a lot of us have been here ages, maybe you should just f*** off instead?  Thx xxx

Quite a few of these arseholes popping up on Twitter too.......TwitchyToes and that c*** with the eyebrows.

I'm sure they're club plants personally, there's something very odd about them.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:13:27 PM
When Souness was manager we were united as a club we just had a cock as a manager. We also still competed in Europe and attempted to get better to win things. We are now a soulless husk who just exists to be a sports stores billboard
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:14:59 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

It really is that simple. Bruce is not the manager to make a team out of separate parts. If he is then I will happily eat my words.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:15:54 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

Well we'll see how good these players are I guess. Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team. And in my opinion, no one is worse than that guy.

Saint-Maximin played as a second striker too. Was the most productive in that position, but got moved around a fair bit. Played winger and even wing-back too apparently.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:18:08 PM
Just watched a youtube video of the lad, he seems very skilful, and got off a decent pass sometimes at the end of it. Quite telling that he would do a good bit of skill and be in on goal and the video would just cut out there. Was his attempt at goal really that bad?


Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:19:13 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

Well we'll see how good these players are I guess. Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team. And in my opinion, no one is worse than that guy.

Saint-Maximin played as a second striker too. Was the most productive in that position, but got moved around a fair bit. Played winger and even wing-back too apparently.

He literally did the following season  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:24:17 PM
Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team.

:pokerface:

Vote Kaka 2019.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:25:33 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

Well we'll see how good these players are I guess. Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team. And in my opinion, no one is worse than that guy.

Saint-Maximin played as a second striker too. Was the most productive in that position, but got moved around a fair bit. Played winger and even wing-back too apparently.

He literally did the following season  :lol:

Right, but apparently you're all certain that we are getting relegated this season.

I'm just saying don't get too attached to that idea, or you may end up going mad all season.

I just don't understand why you would do that if you're over it all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Fitzgerald on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:25:38 PM
"Gonzo" - since you registered on 26th June and a lot of us have been here ages, maybe you should just f*** off instead?  Thx xxx

Quite a few of these arseholes popping up on Twitter too.......TwitchyToes and that c*** with the eyebrows.

I'm sure they're club plants personally, there's something very odd about them.

Aye it's Bishop like. Evening Keith you slimy c***
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:26:18 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA5ncPvXsAAb7VU?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:27:54 PM
Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team.

:pokerface:

Vote Kaka 2019.

:lol:

Man, I'll leave you guys to it.

Keep getting yourselves all riled up if you want.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:30:15 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

Well we'll see how good these players are I guess. Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team. And in my opinion, no one is worse than that guy.

Saint-Maximin played as a second striker too. Was the most productive in that position, but got moved around a fair bit. Played winger and even wing-back too apparently.

He literally did the following season  :lol:

Right, but apparently you're all certain that we are getting relegated this season.

I'm just saying don't get too attached to that idea, or you may end up going mad all season.

I just don't understand why you would do that if you're over it all.

Not over it, we still want our club back. Just can’t get excited about buying players for a hollow shell of a club
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:30:52 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA5ncPvXsAAb7VU?format=jpg&name=medium)

Please clap
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:31:21 PM
Just watched a youtube video of the lad, he seems very skilful, and got off a decent pass sometimes at the end of it. Quite telling that he would do a good bit of skill and be in on goal and the video would just cut out there. Was his attempt at goal really that bad?

Described as "dog chasing a balloon"
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:32:48 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

 :lol:  FFS doubting someone is not abuse, i thought Rondon was suited to us, others didn't, it's opinions.

And i noted you think it won't suit some if we have an exciting team, come on man you know that's not it, if you really can't see why people are saying what they are, well....

You're a daft C*** (that's abuse) :lol:

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People are writing off any player that signs and trying to convince themselves their highlights are all terrible (when they're not) and they won't be any good.

I just think they're getting carried away and are setting themselves up for a lot of frustration, because these players are talented enough that it could be quite the opposite.

Not sure why you would continue to put yourselves through that kind of frustration.

Nope. Players are being written off because Steve Bruce is gonna coach them. That and they don’t fit into a specific system (singing ANOTHER winger when we play with wing backs is a bit strange, no?)

Well we'll see how good these players are I guess. Even Pardew couldn't coach the ability out of that 5th place team. And in my opinion, no one is worse than that guy.

Saint-Maximin played as a second striker too. Was the most productive in that position, but got moved around a fair bit. Played winger and even wing-back too apparently.

He literally did the following season  :lol:

Right, but apparently you're all certain that we are getting relegated this season.

I'm just saying don't get too attached to that idea, or you may end up going mad all season.

I just don't understand why you would do that if you're over it all.

I'm not certain we'll go down, and I'm totally torn about what to do, not about going but whether to just ignore the club completely.

My post really about : Just don't you ever give Pardew any credit or semblance of anything positive ever ever again, ever  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:32:54 PM
He’ll do well. Bruce being a balloon and all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 06:56:31 PM
Will this fella play on the tight? Seems to be left sided predominantly?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:01:58 PM
This just reminds me of the Rondon abuse last summer.

I know you guys want to see the team do badly, but the fact is some really talented attacking players have been added to a a sturdy defence and midfield that both really came on last season.

Yeah but you're using logic, which isn't something which applies when Steve Bruce is the manager.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:03:27 PM
No comment
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:25:14 PM
Will this fella play on the tight? Seems to be left sided predominantly?

We might we be able to squeeze him in there.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:26:30 PM
Will this fella play on the tight? Seems to be left sided predominantly?

We might we be able to squeeze him in there.
Seems like hes the kind of guy who takes up the maximin amount of room tbf
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:37:31 PM
sorry if giggs

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: AY on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:00:43 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

That said, while Souness was a terrible manager, he did have some standards. He wouldn't sign up to rubber stamp players he'd never heard of.
Luque?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: BeloEmre on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:18:30 PM
Medical tomorrow according to Nice-Matin.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:20:15 PM
Gucci headband is incredible :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:30:10 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Yes I wanted up to lose games and have never forgiven Gareth Barry for that penalty miss.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shadow Puppets on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:38:07 PM
I’m all for protests (although my personal opinion is still that we should focus on Sports Direct and disrupting their day to day) and I’m fully behind the Ashley Out campaign.

However, i’ll never understand the desire for new players to do badly or for the team to do badly. Just because you don’t like the owner / manager. It doesn’t make sense to me at all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:41:57 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Yes I wanted up to lose games and have never forgiven Gareth Barry for that penalty miss.

That and Lee Clark injury-time equaliser v Boro. We couldn’t get rid of him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:42:54 PM
To anyone spouting s**** saying we’ve sold/lost our best attackers, well Rondon wasn’t ours, he didn’t want to sign on because Rafa left so that’s the end of that. Good luck to him.

Ayoze is a more peculiar one, a quick read through his threads highlights that a majority on here thought he was dogshit for the majority of his time here, besides a little purple patch last season.

And the truth of the matter is that he was. Nobody knows what version would have shown up in pre season. He obviously fancied a change.

This lad Saint-Maximin could be brilliant, or a load of s*** but let’s not write him off just yet. If certain people are just going to s*** all over everything to do with nufc this year, can you lot just f*** off and do it quietly? Bunch of contrary wenches.

Nobody is happy with Bruce being here but we’ve had worse and still supported the team. Ask yourself, were you that negative when Souness was manager?

Yes I wanted up to lose games and have never forgiven Gareth Barry for that penalty miss.

That and Lee Clark injury-time equaliser v Boro. We couldn’t get rid of him.

I forgot about that, I had people celebrating near me and I just walked out.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:43:39 PM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:47:15 PM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11

3-4-3. In a front three with Joelinton.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Belfast Boy on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:50:23 PM
Hayden at RWB is the only way I see it
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HTT on Thursday 1 August 2019, 08:52:27 PM
Never got behind Souness’ appointment, he was a disaster, but never wanted the Toon to lose, supported him while he was the manager and his only fault was he was s***. He had standards though, we were a top 6 club in ever sense even if we didn’t finish in such positions. That club is a million light years ahead of what exists today and Souness wipes the floor with Bruce as a manager. If he achieves the level of shitness Souness did here, he’d be winning the lottery as our manager :lol:

Mind, I don’t hate Bruce either and thus far his only crime is he’s a s*** manager too. He’s got 9 months to turn into a figure of hate and wishing death on like Pardew, that’s the standard not Souness.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:04:42 PM
Hayden at RWB is the only way I see it

Was actually thinking the same and I said it before. I’d honestly be fine with that.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Tsunami on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:06:54 PM
Looks like the type of player we’ll destroy in no time at all. Under Rafa we were tight and kept the ball reasonably well, we’re going to be surrendering possession all over the place if we play this lad, Joelinton and Miggy in the same team. Back to the days of conceding 4 goals on a fairly regular basis; our shape will be all over the place.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Toon No9 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:24:35 PM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11

3-4-3. In a front three with Joelinton.
3-4-3 worked last season and most of our players know that system. Also don't see the reason to have 3 central midfielders when we play 3 central defenders. I think you get more balance between defence and attack in a 3-4-3 than in a 3-5-2.
3-4-3 is the best way to play football at the moment.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:40:42 PM
Hayden at RWB is the only way I see it

Hayden & Ritchie as inverted wing backs, like Guardiola did at Bayern. They come inside rather than overlap, with proper wingers ASM and Atsu (?).
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toptoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:40:58 PM
Assuming we sign N’Soki and Maximin and Bruce sticks to his favoured 352 we could line up something like:

                          Dubravka

             Shah.     Lascelles    Dummett
                                                                             Almiron  Hayden  Shelvey Longstaff N’Soki

                                           Maximin
                          Joelinton

Darlow #
Clark #
Lejuene *
Fernandez #
Yedlin *
Sterry
Manquillo #
Ritchie *
M longstaff #
Ki
Atsu *
Murphy
Aaron’s #
Muto #
Gayle *

* Injured     
# on bench
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mr Logic on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:05:06 PM
Like the guy after watching this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_7T9O_SvA

But highlight reels from games, oh dear, very erratic and crosses like missiles, unfortunately not guided ones.

Young though, could definitely get better.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:12:52 PM
Like the guy after watching this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_7T9O_SvA

But highlight reels from games, oh dear, very erratic and crosses like missiles, unfortunately not guided ones.

Young though, could definitely get better.

Kaka’s been watching him since he was 8 months old, watches him train every day. Trust kaka.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:24:53 PM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11

3-4-3. In a front three with Joelinton.
3-4-3 worked last season and most of our players know that system. Also don't see the reason to have 3 central midfielders when we play 3 central defenders. I think you get more balance between defence and attack in a 3-4-3 than in a 3-5-2.
3-4-3 is the best way to play football at the moment.

I think Rafa Benitez is the last we’ll see of 3-4-2-1 unfortunately :(

Most likely to play his 3-5-2 he’ll rotate Saint-Maximin & Almiron to partner Joelinton.

He might go 4-3-3 at some points in the season though(Played it at Villa)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:30:10 PM
I reckon we might see some fans anger under Bruce if he keeps leaving one of Joelinton, Saint Maximin, Almiron out for his 3-5-2.

Our Twitter fans seem to think we’ll just be playing Rafa’s 3-4-2-1 next season :laugh:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:40:04 PM
Assuming we sign N’Soki and Maximin and Bruce sticks to his favoured 352 we could line up something like:

                          Dubravka

             Shah.     Lascelles    Dummett
                                                                             Almiron  Hayden  Shelvey Longstaff N’Soki

                                           Maximin
                          Joelinton

Darlow #
Clark #
Lejuene *
Fernandez #
Yedlin *
Sterry
Manquillo #
Ritchie *
M longstaff #
Ki
Atsu *
Murphy
Aaron’s #
Muto #
Gayle *

* Injured     
# on bench

Given the Shah has been dead for 39 years I think the midfield would be better all standing on the right than the left.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:40:11 PM
Like the guy after watching this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_7T9O_SvA

But highlight reels from games, oh dear, very erratic and crosses like missiles, unfortunately not guided ones.

Young though, could definitely get better.

Kaka’s been watching him since he was 8 months old, watches him train every day. Trust kaka.

:lol:

What does that even mean?

The likes of Bolasie and Zaha are erratic and hit and miss, and have proved to be very useful players in this league.

But you know ... keep going on and on and pretending only players with inch perfect crosses and perfect technique and dribbling are worth having.

So silly man. My goodness.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:44:28 PM
Shah's 40 years old now and retired at Hampshire in 2015. Not sure he'd be best on the right side of a back three.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: bovineblue on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:45:16 PM
Like the guy after watching this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_7T9O_SvA

But highlight reels from games, oh dear, very erratic and crosses like missiles, unfortunately not guided ones.

Young though, could definitely get better.

Under a great manager?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gonzo on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:52:01 PM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: midds on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:58:51 PM
It’s awful when some posters just disappear. Just saying.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:59:46 PM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.

Gloating about Mike Ashley owning the club; seen it all now. Bet your Donnay socks f***ing stink.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Thursday 1 August 2019, 11:02:09 PM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.

 :icon_puke_r:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toptoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 11:09:47 PM
Assuming we sign N’Soki and Maximin and Bruce sticks to his favoured 352 we could line up something like:

                          Dubravka

             Shah.     Lascelles    Dummett
                                                                             Almiron  Hayden  Shelvey Longstaff N’Soki

                                           Maximin
                          Joelinton

Darlow #
Clark #
Lejuene *
Fernandez #
Yedlin *
Sterry
Manquillo #
Ritchie *
M longstaff #
Ki
Atsu *
Murphy
Aaron’s #
Muto #
Gayle *

* Injured     
# on bench

Given the Shah has been dead for 39 years I think the midfield would be better all standing on the right than the left.

😂😂😂
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toptoon on Thursday 1 August 2019, 11:25:03 PM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11

3-4-3. In a front three with Joelinton.
3-4-3 worked last season and most of our players know that system. Also don't see the reason to have 3 central midfielders when we play 3 central defenders. I think you get more balance between defence and attack in a 3-4-3 than in a 3-5-2.
3-4-3 is the best way to play football at the moment.

I think Rafa Benitez is the last we’ll see of 3-4-2-1 unfortunately :(

Most likely to play his 3-5-2 he’ll rotate Saint-Maximin & Almiron to partner Joelinton.

He might go 4-3-3 at some points in the season though(Played it at Villa)

We can afford £20 million subs now !! Wow we have come a long way in a very short time ! 
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gorilla on Thursday 1 August 2019, 11:37:18 PM
He basically says he tries things to make things more difficult.  He looks like he has excellent technique and skill but pisses around when he doesn't need to. If he focussed on achieving goals and an end product he could be excellent but he will get a couple of games under Bruce and then he will be dropped for Colback somehow. He is a Geordie , a grafter and puts his body on the line for the team after all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 1 August 2019, 11:38:42 PM
Gonzo?

Gone-zo, more like.....
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 2 August 2019, 01:56:28 AM
It’s awful when some posters just disappear. Just saying.

:pedro:

Was about to call him a relentlessly thick c*** tho. You took that from me.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 04:10:33 AM
It’s awful when some posters just disappear. Just saying.

:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Friday 2 August 2019, 05:12:42 AM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.


This has to be a mackem RTG type.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Hhtoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 05:56:57 AM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.


This has to be a mackem RTG type.

He didn't even try to be subtle bless him
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Rocker on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:12:50 AM
It’s awful when some posters just disappear. Just saying.

My hero.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:14:25 AM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.

:bye:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: James on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:18:29 AM
(https://images.app.goo.gl/RaqPVZTTniSzUTM77)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:24:08 AM
It’s off topic to the thread but the conversation seems to be here so why the f*** not.

The majority on here want to s*** on everything to do with the club at this point in time. Yet are totally unprepared to do anything to rescue it back?

The supporters as a whole have been sheep time and time again. Anyone with some charisma could influence them to take some sort of appropriate action. But no, nothing ever happens.

If Bruce actually said something about there being just 12 protestors, he’s probably not wrong. Those 12 are just like you spanners except they have the drive to go and do something instead of just bitching on an Internet forum all day long.

I would take a wager than once the season starts, the match threads will be normal service resumed. Celebrate a few wins and suicide watch once we lose a few.

It’s like a cliche of what being predictable is.

If any of you moaning ladies aren’t prepared to do something about Mike Ashley owning the club, pipe down and take your medicine. Or just stop supporting the club. Do something else where you don’t have to be so f***ing negative all the time.

Quote
Actually, 2nd shot here.
f*** off, I mean that, you’re on the wrong place here.
This place is full of people who have done so much for this club. People who started the flags, the singing corners etc, all of them on here. People who started Ashley Out, the Magpie group, all on here. People who have took up their own time to look into how Ashley conducts his businesses and how it effects NUFC, on here. People who have tried to ask him questions, even buying shares in his companies to do so, on here. People who have put their hands in their pockets to start protests against him, on here. People who have put their faces to protests and risked pesky legal action designed to intimidate them into submission, on here. People who have got into contact with business contacts in order to make attempts to buy the club, on here.
These people are on here, and they have done more to support this club than those who just accept what Ashley says, buying season tickets and merchandise blindly.
If you want to do that, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are readily available, but don’t come here and start spitting the s*** you have licked off Ashley’s arse to us.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:27:22 AM
It’s awful when some posters just disappear. Just saying.

:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:42:03 AM
I know NUFC are associated with a love of a number 9, we must be pretty close to having the same affection for erratic French left wingers
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:47:57 AM
I know NUFC are associated with a love of a number 9, we must be pretty close to having the same affection for erratic French left wingers

Yup. Albeit not all out and out left wingers all of the below played there at some point.

Ginola, Robert, N'Zgobia, Cabella, Thauvin, HBA, Gouffran, Obertan, Marveaux   
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:49:31 AM
Hard to call Gouffran a winger or Obertan a footballer.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:29:39 AM
Did he seriously call people “ladies”? I’m so insulted behind my screen he must be dead hard
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:40:23 AM
Defo not a mackem, he doesn’t come in peace.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:43:10 AM
Id move Almiron into one of the midfield three but then who out of Hayden or Longstaff do you drop?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: adamjk007 on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:44:35 AM
Is at the Training ground now.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Papavasiliou on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:46:48 AM
I know NUFC are associated with a love of a number 9, we must be pretty close to having the same affection for erratic French left wingers

Yup. Albeit not all out and out left wingers all of the below played there at some point.

Ginola, Robert, N'Zgobia, Cabella, Thauvin, HBA, Gouffran, Obertan, Marveaux

Sissoko spent most of his time here out on the wing.

Fabrice Pancrate probably played on the wing that one time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:48:13 AM
I know NUFC are associated with a love of a number 9, we must be pretty close to having the same affection for erratic French left wingers

Yup. Albeit not all out and out left wingers all of the below played there at some point.

Ginola, Robert, N'Zgobia, Cabella, Thauvin, HBA, Gouffran, Obertan, Marveaux

Sissoko spent most of his time here out on the wing.

Fabrice Pancrate probably played on the wing that one time.

Wasn't he on the right though?

You could argue Bernard as well, wasn't he signed as a winger who we converted to a full back?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:06:46 AM
Id move Almiron into one of the midfield three but then who out of Hayden or Longstaff do you drop?

Shelvey.

Longstaff deep lying playmaker, Hayden box-to-box, Almiron advanced playmaker - attack.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:23:55 AM
Not sure if they're correct but apparent pictures of these fella at the training ground for a medical.

Think we're still picking players up in that old van that looks like Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Willow on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:35:23 AM
stalker-cam

(https://i.redd.it/ah92x43d80e31.jpg)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: gdm on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:37:27 AM
He loves that Gucci headband
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:42:46 AM
Is that the bore hole on the left ?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:45:44 AM
Is that the bore hole on the left ?

Naa, Gonzo was peddled
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:48:10 AM
What's he doing in a council estate in Gateshead?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:09:26 PM
Sightseeing innit. Must see how the peasants live to truly understand the club.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:10:34 PM
Looks like he is hanging around Uncal Mick's grafitti wall
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:20:45 PM
Same agent as Joelinton, interestingly.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:25:54 PM
Sweepstake on what match he'll start wearing a Sports Direct headband, instead of Gucci?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:36:46 PM
Gucci Saint Maximin is his new name.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: RS on Friday 2 August 2019, 12:57:11 PM
stalker-cam

(https://i.redd.it/ah92x43d80e31.jpg)
Can’t believe nobody put a radius bend on that cable tray installation.

That headband must smell like a pensioners cap
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: CFlan on Friday 2 August 2019, 01:06:02 PM
Needs to go the Kaizero route and buy 2 different colour ones.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Friday 2 August 2019, 01:12:12 PM
Needs to go the Kaizero route and buy 2 different colour ones.

Apparently he wore those ones as they reflected the OGC Nice colours. Wonder if they have any black and white offerings otherwise he may have to revert to a mono Dunlop one from Uncle Mike.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 2 August 2019, 01:19:15 PM
Same agent as Joelinton, interestingly.

:lol: Really? Shock.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Novocastrian on Friday 2 August 2019, 02:01:02 PM
This c*** dead yet?



....sorry wrong thread.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Friday 2 August 2019, 02:14:19 PM
I know NUFC are associated with a love of a number 9, we must be pretty close to having the same affection for erratic French left wingers

Yup. Albeit not all out and out left wingers all of the below played there at some point.

Ginola, Robert, N'Zgobia, Cabella, Thauvin, HBA, Gouffran, Obertan, Marveaux   

Amilfitano too
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 2 August 2019, 02:58:58 PM
Is at the Training ground now.

Probably should have gotten his signature on the dotted line before going there like
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toontownman on Friday 2 August 2019, 03:45:04 PM
Same agent as Joelinton, interestingly.

:lol: Really? Shock.
The return of Willie Mckay
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Charlies on Friday 2 August 2019, 06:39:37 PM
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Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 2 August 2019, 06:40:24 PM
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Go f*** yourself Keith.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: gdm on Friday 2 August 2019, 06:57:35 PM
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Go f*** yourself Keith.

:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:03:19 PM
#10

Thought Almiron would get it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:05:03 PM
He certainly doesn't lack confidence

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Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:10:05 PM
                      Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Yedlin            Longstaff            Willems
         Atsu       Maximin     Almiron
                       Joelinton
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:11:09 PM
                      Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Yedlin            Longstaff            Willems
         Atsu       Maximin     Almiron
                       Joelinton

You mad f***er  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:11:23 PM
That agent must have f***ing raked it in this summer. What it's all about. :aww:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:11:31 PM
                      Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Yedlin            Longstaff            Willems
         Atsu       Maximin     Almiron
                       Joelinton

Why would anyone be trying to shoehorn Atsu into the team?  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:11:57 PM
                      Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Yedlin            Longstaff            Willems
         Atsu       Maximin     Almiron
                       Joelinton

Newcastle 1-6 Arsenal.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:13:57 PM
🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐈🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦

😎
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:15:54 PM
Shelvey will play every game for Bruce
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:16:20 PM
Ritchie over Yedlin. And Hayden over Atsu. Need a midfield, man.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:27:13 PM
1 centre midfielder, what possible could go wrong.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Toon No9 on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:29:22 PM
Surpriced Gucci is given the no.10 shirt. Would have expected Almiron to get it this season and Gucci to wear no.7. Murphy to be sold, go on loan or get no.17.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:33:04 PM
Colback will be in the starting 11. Runs a lot, graft. Puts a shift in.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:38:35 PM
Undisclosed again. Surprised we’re signing players; what if they get injured?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:40:31 PM
 :lol: another
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:44:53 PM
Same agent as Joelinton, interestingly.

The only reason we’re making these random f***ing signings. Corrupt to the core.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Collage on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:47:31 PM
Meh. He’s not a #10.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:48:05 PM
Undisclosed again. Surprised we’re signing players; what if they get injured?

Hopefully Bruce will put his hand in his pocket and buy a few more. Mike’s done more than enough.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:48:34 PM
Meh. He’s not a #10.

He said in an interview that 10 is his favoured position
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kanji on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:55:53 PM
Need a black and white Gucci headband plz
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 07:58:32 PM
Same agent as Joelinton, interestingly.

The only reason we’re making these random f***ing signings. Corrupt to the core.

According to my mates who are match goers it doesn't matter whether we are using the same agent...
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:02:03 PM
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Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:17:48 PM
He certainly doesn't lack confidence

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It's great PR sort of but that video would never have happened under Rafa.  It's interesting as actually all we have done is replace Perez and Rondon to an extent bu both though are unproven and signed a leftback.  We are too light in midfield but none of this matters as Bruce will start every game with Colback as he works hard in training and runs around a lot giving away a load of freekicks in dangerous positions.  We are still down from last season Willems aside and we have gone to one of the best managers in the world to someone who hovers a fair bit below mediocre.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:24:00 PM
Wish him luck but all the stories around his attitude don't fill me with any confidence
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:36:00 PM
He speaks English? I'm shocked at that.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:37:12 PM
He certainly doesn't lack confidence

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:lol:

Wonder who put this together for the club. Love the beat they used.

Can tell this guy is going to be so much fun to watch.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:37:15 PM
Came through the St-Étienne system too. Good game for him to find his feet tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ScottishMagpie on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:40:59 PM
According to brucey boy he has "all" the attributes you'd want in an attacking player, he's got "lightening pace" and.... .well that was it.... He has not got a clue whose being bought for him!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:41:18 PM
Looking at one of the pics he seems to have a white Slazenger head band on. Didn’t take Mike long.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 2 August 2019, 08:43:30 PM
He certainly doesn't lack confidence

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:lol:

Wonder who put this together for the club. Love the beat they used.

Can tell this guy is going to be so much fun to watch.

Ben Arfa was fun to watch, but Brucie hated him.

I know Bruce has no say in transfers, perhaps he'll get no say in team selection too then we might see more of this guy.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Conjo on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:25:08 PM
Meh
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:26:12 PM
Seems to be engaging with fans on twitter

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Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:32:51 PM
Parks and rec gifs :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:33:23 PM
Quick, ask him about the takeover
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Disco on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:44:38 PM
Socialist media and an active haircut, will go down well.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: teohgk on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:45:29 PM
According to brucey boy he has "all" the attributes you'd want in an attacking player, he's got "lightening pace" and.... .well that was it.... He has not got a clue whose being bought for him!!  :lol:

He also said :"I'm delighted to bring Allan to St. James' Park." as if he got anything to do with the signing, what a clown  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:45:38 PM
A bit of negativity incoming  ;D

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Looks like fun and games  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:51:07 PM
I'm sure he won't see Brucey as a soft touch.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:53:07 PM
A bit of negativity incoming  ;D

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Looks like fun and games  ;D ;D ;D

But but Kaka said he's great.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:59:06 PM
f***ing hell, the last one is great! :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: David Edgar on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:02:23 PM
Why do I get the impression that Rafa didn't want this man-child forced on him.

Sounds like a total c***.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Klaus on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:05:25 PM
But, does he run around more than the Hull City keeper? That's what I want to know
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:08:54 PM
Love a maverick me, a nutter is even better. If i am going to watch a game on the TV seeing a mentalist doing mad things will be some comfort during a 0-5 rout  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:09:28 PM
Bruce is not a tactician though, he's an arse kisser  ;D

People saying on here and on Twitter Bruce absolutely hated ben Arfa  ;D ;D

It wouldn't be Newcastle without added drama.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:15:59 PM
A bit of negativity incoming  ;D

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Looks like fun and games  ;D ;D ;D

But but Kaka said he's great.

Boo hoo!

Kaka hurt my feelings because he said a player we bought has talent.

How dare he say such under the Ashley regime.

My feelings just hurt so bad!
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:18:36 PM
A bit of negativity incoming  ;D

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Looks like fun and games  ;D ;D ;D

But but Kaka said he's great.

Boo hoo!

Kaka hurt my feelings because he said a player we bought has talent.

How dare he say such under the Ashley regime.

My feelings just hurt so bad!

Said nobody.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:22:51 PM
Oh ... and for what it's worth, if this guy had no issues they'd likely be holding to that 60 million clause they put into his contract. That is the level of talent they see in him. That is the level of talent we are talking about. In that scenario he never comes to Newcastle.

Worth taking a chance on for £18 million in today's market? At 22 years old? Some will say yes.

But you know ... I'm glad you have more to cry and complain about to pass the time.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Lenny on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:22:59 PM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount of ridicule for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:26:46 PM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount if abuse for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.

How optimistic am I really being even?

I said the guy is talented and has attributes that are very useful in the premier league, which could cause a lot of problems when alongside Joelinton and Almiron, as the combinations could be really dynamic. At the very least it will be exciting to watch.

There really is nothing that groundbreaking about that.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:31:09 PM
Sounds like a young lad who needs managing carefully.

Bound to end in tears with the three dullard Steves running the show.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:39:16 PM
Socialist media and an active haircut, will go down well.

Aye sure he’s gonna he loved
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:50:05 PM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount if abuse for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.

How optimistic am I really being even?

I said the guy is talented and has attributes that are very useful in the premier league, which could cause a lot of problems when alongside Joelinton and Almiron, as the combinations could be really dynamic. At the very least it will be exciting to watch.

There really is nothing that groundbreaking about that.

Yeah but all that ignores Steve Bruce is manager :lol: the bloke is a moron. If the manager was even decent i think people would be more positive.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 2 August 2019, 10:52:50 PM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount if abuse for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.

How optimistic am I really being even?

I said the guy is talented and has attributes that are very useful in the premier league, which could cause a lot of problems when alongside Joelinton and Almiron, as the combinations could be really dynamic. At the very least it will be exciting to watch.

There really is nothing that groundbreaking about that.

“the team is going to be an exciting one to watch, and are likely to do well this season”
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:02:56 PM
Biggest problem is Bruce supposedly likes 3-5-2 in which case either Miggy drops back in to CM or fights it out with ASM for the number 10 role just in behind Joelinton.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:04:33 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:23:33 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: nufcjmc on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:29:45 PM
So he has scored a similar amount of goals as Joelinton but has a big opinion of himself and potential to throw toys out of the pram... glad we signed him join the fun house
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:30:43 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: nufc4eva on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:31:45 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

Buy assets, sell assets and soak up losses on ones that don't work. Who wins, Ashley every f***ing time we turn up. Only one thing brings him out and that's criticism
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:36:09 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.

Not sure I’ve had any strong reaction to any of these signings.

But no-one said we didn’t care about the club. We are so p*ssed off because we care about the club and it’s destruction under Ashley.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:38:16 PM
I'm more p*ssed off that some scout/agent/owner wants this signing than our previous world class manager would have.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:39:13 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

Same, but TBF this guy falling out with Big Steve could provide some light entertainment.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Robster on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:55:40 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

Same, but TBF this guy falling out with Big Steve could provide some light entertainment.
:thup: If he's going to be a pain in the arse to manage, he gets my vote.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 August 2019, 11:56:53 PM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

Same, but TBF this guy falling out with Big Steve could provide some light entertainment.
:thup: If he's going to be a pain in the arse to manage, he gets my vote.

This x 1000.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Mattoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:08:08 AM
It's disheartening because if we made this level of transfer under Rafa I would be genuinely excited for the new season, right now I'm couldn't be more disinterested, everything about Ashley FC is very partridgeshrug.gif

I thought about watching my hometown Fleetwood this season but if it's not NUFC I don't feel like I can commit. I'm probably going to go back to watching NFL when that gets underway and keep in touch on here but not really follow the PL this season.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:11:23 AM
Must be hard having your next realistic alternative being a team lead by Joey f***ing Barton.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Conjo on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:11:46 AM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount if abuse for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.

How optimistic am I really being even?

I said the guy is talented and has attributes that are very useful in the premier league, which could cause a lot of problems when alongside Joelinton and Almiron, as the combinations could be really dynamic. At the very least it will be exciting to watch.

There really is nothing that groundbreaking about that.

The biggest question is why the f*** do you care whether he's a dud or a world star? If he does poorly the club is stuck with a sulking primadonna with no professional integrity that no PFM is going to touch with a wooden stick for the 6 years they have him and we can laugh at how much money he fleeces off Ashley. If he does good he'll most likely be a big part in the club doing bare minimum to stay in the PL until he is sold on for a profit under laughable management and ownership.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Mattoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:12:07 AM
Must be hard having your next realistic alternative being a team lead by Joey f***ing Barton.

Kind of a deal breaker really :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: sugoinufc on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:52:04 AM
enough end-product?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:52:14 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.

f*** off, some of us want our club back and aren't prepared to put up with any old s****.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:54:55 AM
Kaka does tend to get an inordinate amount if abuse for being optimistic, mind, even if it is a bit sickly :lol: Not even like that optimism always turns out to be wrong either.

How optimistic am I really being even?

I said the guy is talented and has attributes that are very useful in the premier league, which could cause a lot of problems when alongside Joelinton and Almiron, as the combinations could be really dynamic. At the very least it will be exciting to watch.

There really is nothing that groundbreaking about that.

The biggest question is why the f*** do you care whether he's a dud or a world star? If he does poorly the club is stuck with a sulking primadonna with no professional integrity that no PFM is going to touch with a wooden stick for the 6 years they have him and we can laugh at how much money he fleeces off Ashley. If he does good he'll most likely be a big part in the club doing bare minimum to stay in the PL until he is sold on for a profit under laughable management and ownership.

So your claim is that even if he is good or bad, it will all end in tears right?

Well, guess what I really don't care either way. That's why I can comment on the players coming in just like I would others at any other club. It's all just football to me this season and my God, am I looking forward to it.

You claim you don't care but you're the one that actually does care. That's why you're still getting so angry about players, the manager, the tactics etc etc.

I am no longer tied to any result and contribute in no way to the club or the owner's businesses. It's the best I can do from where I am. If it all goes tits up I will have a good laugh. If these players do well I will watch along with all the other games and observe honestly, without letting it get to me.

It's really that simple.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:55:54 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.

f*** off, some of us want our club back.

Yes, I'm sure berating people on an internet forum will help. Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:58:25 AM
I’m not having any of this bad mouthing of Gucci.

Those of you who don’t care please keep reminding everyone you don’t care in every thread and please keep trying to shut down conversation in a football forum made for discussion and banter away from normal in person human interaction.

This place is insanity. If you don’t have the same burn everything don’t talk about anything attitude then you are outcasted. We get it man. I’m certain Most of us feel the same. We lost Rafa and MA owns us. f***ing blows. f*** everything.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:03:49 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.

f*** off, some of us want our club back.

Yes, I'm sure berating people on an internet forum will help. Good luck with that.

Some of us care so strongly that it f***ing hurts to see others carrying on like nothing is the matter, we've got an owner who has just got rid of Rafa Benitez for Steve Bruce for f***s sake, no f***ing signing, no f***ing match or goal scored matters man, and aye i will still comment.

Neet.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gallowgate End on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:17:49 AM
I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

Best description of the situation I’ve seen.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:24:16 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

This.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:03:23 AM
My brothers :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Disco on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:11:05 AM
I’m not having any of this bad mouthing of Gucci.

Those of you who don’t care please keep reminding everyone you don’t care in every thread and please keep trying to shut down conversation in a football forum made for discussion and banter away from normal in person human interaction.

This place is insanity. If you don’t have the same burn everything don’t talk about anything attitude then you are outcasted. We get it man. I’m certain Most of us feel the same. We lost Rafa and MA owns us. f***ing blows. f*** everything.

I know this place has gone downhill but the inability to differentiate comment with support is insane.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:17:45 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.

I feel like I’m watching another team make signings. I feel nothing.

You guys that are getting wound up are the ones having the strongest reactions to every single signing, but continuously claim you "don't care" and you "feel nothing".

Come off it.

f*** off, some of us want our club back.

Yes, I'm sure berating people on an internet forum will help. Good luck with that.

Some of us care so strongly that it f***ing hurts to see others carrying on like nothing is the matter, we've got an owner who has just got rid of Rafa Benitez for Steve Bruce for f***s sake, no f***ing signing, no f***ing match or goal scored matters man, and aye i will still comment.

Neet.

f*** off to the Bruce and Ashley threads then so I don't have to read your drivel everywhere.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:30:48 AM
I’m not having any of this bad mouthing of Gucci.

Those of you who don’t care please keep reminding everyone you don’t care in every thread and please keep trying to shut down conversation in a football forum made for discussion and banter away from normal in person human interaction.

This place is insanity. If you don’t have the same burn everything don’t talk about anything attitude then you are outcasted. We get it man. I’m certain Most of us feel the same. We lost Rafa and MA owns us. f***ing blows. f*** everything.

This basically, 95% of posters will share the same underlying views but are capable of taking topics separately. It's why there multiple threads on the 1st place. I get some people can't do that but if Ashley dictates your standpoint on everything, then only post in his thread.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:59:40 AM
I’m not having any of this bad mouthing of Gucci.

Those of you who don’t care please keep reminding everyone you don’t care in every thread and please keep trying to shut down conversation in a football forum made for discussion and banter away from normal in person human interaction.

This place is insanity. If you don’t have the same burn everything don’t talk about anything attitude then you are outcasted. We get it man. I’m certain Most of us feel the same. We lost Rafa and MA owns us. f***ing blows. f*** everything.

I know this place has gone downhill but the inability to differentiate comment with support is insane.

Just tired of the constant slagging both ways man. It reminds me of my constant bickering asshole parents.

I promise you and @ToonArmy1892 - heads are not in the sand. Most people on here aren’t the idiots who buy kits and go to the stadium and forget about Rafa. Most people on here hurt every single time they think of not having Wor Rafa. The man who’s on a Keegan and SBR level of class. I’m not sure I’ll ever get over it. But ho hum.

FYI disco, you know I’ve always been a massive fan of yours and think you’re hilarious. And will always continue to do so. I hope you can understand my viewpoint as someone who’s been an unwavering, dedicated, supporter of all causes anti MA and his cronies or losers, but most importantly of this forum and our fellow fans/community of this club for a long f***ing time from quite far away here in Florida.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 06:44:42 AM
People giving a single f*** about any signing man..have a f***ing word.
Cringe, such an embarrassing post. Get the chip off your shoulder man, it doesnt make you cool to slag people off. If you dont give a single f***, then what are you doing here? Please feel free to boycoutt the forum and be superior than everyone somewhere else 👍
Meanwhile, I may not be buzzing about the team, may not be going to watch them and may not like the coaching staff, but if I want to talk about new signings, having stopped every stream of funding to Ashley, I will continue to do so.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 07:08:00 AM
Trying to figure out how he and Miggy play in the same 11

Can only think them 2 play behind Joelinton.  Doesn't strike confidence in me.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 07:28:00 AM
Why do I get the impression that Rafa didn't want this man-child forced on him.

Sounds like a total c***.

I don't think Rafa has any problem taking on players with attitude, he bought Bellamy after all. It would be the lack of discipline on the pitch which would turn him off. I always thought he would never put up with Ben Arfa either fwiw. Rafa likes players to always be in position and he would want them passing the ball early when required rather than doing circus tricks.

That said, this lad might suit a manager who has no game plan. He would be perfect for a Pardew who would set up a defensive formation and rely on the odd wonder goal to pinch the points.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: HTT on Saturday 3 August 2019, 08:56:37 AM
Never heard of this fella, or the other ones.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ujpest doza on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:33:52 AM
Never heard of this fella, or the other ones.
I haven't either but then again i'd never heard of HBA either or Papiss Cisse and a host of others.

Looks an exciting prospect, may be brilliant or may be a circus show pony, only time will tell.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Fitzgerald on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:38:07 AM
Dear lord Ashley has done it again hasn't he. It's all blown over! Again!

@ToonArmy1892 is spot on like tbf
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:39:56 AM
Dear lord Ashley has done it again hasn't he. It's all blown over! Again!

@ToonArmy1892 is spot on like tbf

You friends now?  ;)
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Fitzgerald on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:42:34 AM
It's a forum. If I agree with something or someone I say it if not then I say what I think that is different. Simple
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Fitzgerald on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:44:13 AM
I'm just gutted a 20m net spend is going to see it all blow over and Ashley really has got away with steve Bruce hasn't he.

It just saddens me how far peoples expectations have dropped. Just got to let them all get on with it I suppose but I won't be part of it and still hope they get beat and Ashley suffers enough to leave
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:19:37 AM
Dear lord Ashley has done it again hasn't he. It's all blown over! Again!

@ToonArmy1892 is spot on like tbf

You friends now?  ;)

He's just desperate.  Constantly trying to imagine there's some clique that he's a part of, some little gang.  The desperation to be one of the cool kids, to be part of a group is a little sad but if this imaginary little team of revolutionaries railing against the man gives him the sense of belonging and comradeship his life is so sorely lacking then so be it.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:24:48 AM
That group achieve a lot more than the rest of all us. We all have stopped giving Ashley money, but oh no, they have more effect by bashing everything online too.

There's no point moaning on here, unless you use that moaning to set something up its just wasted energy.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: gdm on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:57:27 AM
I'm just gutted a 20m net spend is going to see it all blow over and Ashley really has got away with steve Bruce hasn't he.

It just saddens me how far peoples expectations have dropped. Just got to let them all get on with it I suppose but I won't be part of it and still hope they get beat and Ashley suffers enough to leave

Repetitive
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shearergol on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:04:30 AM
The divide and conquer technique has certainly worked anyway.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:24:15 AM
The divide and conquer technique has certainly worked anyway.

I don't think so. We have a few boringly repetitive posters who, while vocal, don't represent the majority.

While there is a spectrum of views on the topic most are accepting of differing viewpoints and still stand as one fanbase united to do what we can to get Ashley out. 

Some will boycott, some think a boycott is pointless but we're all fans of this football club and at heart want what is best for it.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:47:44 PM
Dear lord Ashley has done it again hasn't he. It's all blown over! Again!

@ToonArmy1892 is spot on like tbf

I don't care whether people are right or wrong, stick it in the Ashley forum. There's no need to post the same repetitive view in to every thread.
This place is a great source of info but it's painful to wade through at the moment.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 12:54:26 PM
Dear lord Ashley has done it again hasn't he. It's all blown over! Again!

@ToonArmy1892 is spot on like tbf

I don't care whether people are right or wrong, stick it in the Ashley forum. There's no need to post the same repetitive view in to every thread.
This place is a great source of info but it's painful to wade through at the moment.

The board is pure liquid aids at the moment, and we all know why.

Keep the repetitive patter in the Ashley thread.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Haz on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:04:58 PM
No matter what you think of that dickhead, I dont want to see NUFC fail.

I cannot envisage any circumstance where I'd be content for the lads to lose a game.



Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:06:08 PM
:lol: keep your protests to the protests thread lads. Let’s have a nice orderly protest. Chat about Brand New NUFC Superstar Alan Saint Maximus in here :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Haz on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:07:37 PM
What he said.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 3 August 2019, 01:31:39 PM
f*** it, let's just have one singular thread for everything. Or better yet, let's just be RTG and open up new threads every minute.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:07:49 PM
f*** it, let's just have one singular thread for everything. Or better yet, let's just be RTG and open up new threads every minute.

"it's all blown over!"
started by Fitzgerald

"no point anymore, he's won"
started by Fitzgerald

"I'm a schizophrenic!"
started by Fitzgerald and CountyDurhamMag

"f*** you all, just want my club back"
started by ToonArmy1982

"Ashley FC"
started by ToonArmy1982
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Fitzgerald on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:13:51 PM
f*** it, let's just have one singular thread for everything. Or better yet, let's just be RTG and open up new threads every minute.

"it's all blown over!"
started by Fitzgerald

"no point anymore, he's won"
started by Fitzgerald

"I'm a schizophrenic!"
started by Fitzgerald and CountyDurhamMag

"f*** you all, just want my club back"
started by ToonArmy1982

"Ashley FC"
started by ToonArmy1982

LOL! Not bad to be fair
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: chopey on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:14:37 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 02:34:18 PM
f*** it, let's just have one singular thread for everything. Or better yet, let's just be RTG and open up new threads every minute.

"it's all blown over!"
started by Fitzgerald

"no point anymore, he's won"
started by Fitzgerald

"I'm a schizophrenic!"
started by Fitzgerald and CountyDurhamMag

"f*** you all, just want my club back"
started by ToonArmy1982

"Ashley FC"
started by ToonArmy1982

 :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 03:09:45 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in

Aarons is playing today isn't he? I doubt he will be starting when the season kicks off. At least I hope not.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 03:22:06 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in

Aarons is playing today isn't he? I doubt he will be starting when the season kicks off. At least I hope not.

Aarons is playing left wing back i think, i reckon this lad will be rotated with Miggy in the number 10 position.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 03:44:09 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in

Aarons is playing today isn't he? I doubt he will be starting when the season kicks off. At least I hope not.

Aarons is playing left wing back i think, i reckon this lad will be rotated with Miggy in the number 10 position.

The amount of money spent on those two has to see them both in the starting line up I reckon.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 03:49:26 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in

Aarons is playing today isn't he? I doubt he will be starting when the season kicks off. At least I hope not.

Aarons is playing left wing back i think, i reckon this lad will be rotated with Miggy in the number 10 position.

The amount of money spent on those two has to see them both in the starting line up I reckon.

Aye, no chance they are rotating.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 03:49:35 PM
If today's formation is the one Professional Fatso will use I don't see where this lad will fit in

Aarons is playing today isn't he? I doubt he will be starting when the season kicks off. At least I hope not.

Aarons is playing left wing back i think, i reckon this lad will be rotated with Miggy in the number 10 position.

The amount of money spent on those two has to see them both in the starting line up I reckon.

True but i suppose we're in the era of squad players costing daft amounts, the way Miggy is playing with a lack of confidence might sort that out anyhoo.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: HawK on Saturday 3 August 2019, 04:26:31 PM
So f***ing frustrating, it's McClaren all over again. Lose a manager, splurge on the even shitter replacement. Or in trouble near Christmas with Pardew? Splurge again. One of the best managers in the world wants to build a dynasty? Don't spend a penny.

40m for Joelinton or 20m for Rondon and 20m on training facilities plus Rafa Benitez. It's so f***ing obvious.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: LV on Saturday 3 August 2019, 06:03:52 PM
So f***ing frustrating, it's McClaren all over again. Lose a manager, splurge on the even shitter replacement. Or in trouble near Christmas with Pardew? Splurge again. One of the best managers in the world wants to build a dynasty? Don't spend a penny.

40m for Joelinton or 20m for Rondon and 20m on training facilities plus Rafa Benitez. It's so f***ing obvious.

Yes but you can’t sell Rafa and the training ground upgrades for a profit.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: taxfree on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:14:16 PM
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Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:19:21 PM
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We played a f***ing French team.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:24:32 PM
?s=20
We played a f***ing French team.

Probably Colback going in for an obligatory late challenge in the dressing room
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:25:37 PM
?s=20
We played a f***ing French team.

Probably Colback going in for an obligatory late challenge in the dressing room

Or a Brucey PFM old skool initiation
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:20:25 PM
Barely a graze.  Utter Thauvin of a player.  Get rid.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: 1964 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:25:37 PM
f***ing hel, I've had worse knocks off the grandbairns
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:28:37 PM
Barely a graze.  Utter Thauvin of a player.  Get rid.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gorilla on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:03:10 PM
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That will hurt stud straight on the inside of the ankle but the wound around the heel is probably the main issue.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:09:50 PM
As if a pro footballer puts that on social media expecting sympathy, he can f*** right off.

Imagine Alan Shearer doing that ffs :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:16:59 PM
?s=20
We played a f***ing French team.

:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Si on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:24:26 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 3 August 2019, 11:27:59 PM
These players are representing the period i don't even wwnt us to win, i can't like them.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Disco on Sunday 4 August 2019, 12:17:12 AM
Not going to lie, despite how much I hate Bruce and Ashley, this f***er is going to be pure nectar annoying absolutely s*** people.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 11:50:25 AM
Not going to lie, despite how much I hate Bruce and Ashley, this f***er is going to be pure nectar annoying absolutely s*** people.

Feel exactly the same
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: reefatoon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 12:04:40 PM
Not going to lie, despite how much I hate Bruce and Ashley, this f***er is going to be pure nectar annoying absolutely s*** people.

Feel exactly the same

Definitely. Especially the new season defectors who think they are trailblazing the hate by repeatedly proclaiming everyone should be hating, not realising they are pretty much last to the party. Daft c***s.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 4 August 2019, 12:26:16 PM
If its all going to go tits up, then watching someone like this guy as it does is the best way for it to happen.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Elliottman on Sunday 4 August 2019, 12:36:11 PM
How did he do yesterday?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Shadow Puppets on Sunday 4 August 2019, 12:37:53 PM
How did he do yesterday?

He was mint to be honest. Went around people with ease. Set up a few guilt edge chances for others to spurn. And wasn’t afraid to do the odd little daft trick every now and then.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 4 August 2019, 01:20:51 PM
Yeah, going by the response on social media people were raving about him.

Seemed to be in and amongst the fans taking pictures afterwards too. Got boat loads of pesonality.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 4 August 2019, 01:25:12 PM
Yeah, going by the response on social media people were raving about him.

Seemed to be in and amongst the fans taking pictures afterwards too. Got boat loads of pesonality.

Had a decent shot saved and played a few good passes too, on top of the expected explosiveness and dribbling ability. Looks very promising.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 01:50:00 PM
Pass to set up Muto was a good one.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 02:29:34 PM
Yeah, going by the response on social media people were raving about him.

Seemed to be in and amongst the fans taking pictures afterwards too. Got boat loads of pesonality.

Had a decent shot saved and played a few good passes too, on top of the expected explosiveness and dribbling ability. Looks very promising.

I did notice in the youtube videos he was quite often releasing good passes after his dribbling runs, although they didn't usually lead to goals. Maybe down to the lack of quality in his team mates rather than a reflection him I guess.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 4 August 2019, 02:34:14 PM
I'm actually of the opinion both him and Joelinton will do well. Could be excited if it wasn't for what's gone on with Rafa.

Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 03:34:46 PM
Where did he play?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: morla84 on Sunday 4 August 2019, 04:00:12 PM
Where did he play?
St James Park 👍
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gallowgate End on Sunday 4 August 2019, 04:01:25 PM
I'm actually of the opinion both him and Joelinton will do well. Could be excited if it wasn't for what's gone on with Rafa.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gallowgate End on Sunday 4 August 2019, 04:05:17 PM
How did he do yesterday?

Great.

In 1 day Steve Bruce taught Saint-Maximin how to do skills and entertain us.

Incredible by Steve :laugh:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Alto on Sunday 4 August 2019, 07:11:14 PM
Good luck to you with Saint-Max, or how we call him, the "headless chicken", from a Nice fan.
His high speed and undeniable dribbling abilities have led us, and many, to believe that if we provide him with the right conditions, he could be a fantastic offensive weapon. No one never managed to find what these conditions really were, though. Maybe you guys will.
I would not bet too much, as some of you have, on his capacity to deliver good passes. More generally, he has been a player who never knew how to deal with his teammates on the pitch. I do believe that he made some improvements over the last years on this sector, but his football IQ still does not score very high (btw, he pretends that his real IQ is one of an extremely gifted person, I'll let you judge on that). He would often end up running everywhere, fast, but like if he had no clear purpose or vision of where we was going, and why he would in such a place, hence his nickname.
But every now and then, he would show some incredible move, amaze us, and feed us with hope. Eventually, he seemed to be as good at running and dribbling, as he was bad at almost everything else that matters in football.

But if he was good technically, good at dribbling, had pace, could make good passes, had a good vision of game, had a good shot, and scored many great goals, he would not play for Newcastle. Unless he's Ben Arfa, and then you'll give up on him for free, but that's another matter.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRC on Sunday 4 August 2019, 07:12:14 PM
Enjoying his twitter interactions. I'm on board
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 4 August 2019, 07:12:36 PM
What a time to be alive
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: morla84 on Sunday 4 August 2019, 07:15:19 PM
Good luck to you with Saint-Max, or how we call him, the "headless chicken", from a Nice fan.
His high speed and undeniable dribbling abilities have led us, and many, to believe that if we provide him with the right conditions, he could be a fantastic offensive weapon. No one never managed to find what these conditions really were, though. Maybe you guys will.
I would not bet too much, as some of you have, on his capacity to deliver good passes. More generally, he has been a player who never knew how to deal with his teammates on the pitch. I do believe that he made some improvements over the last years on this sector, but his football IQ still does not score very high (btw, he pretends that his real IQ is one of an extremely gifted person, I'll let you judge on that). He would often end up running everywhere, fast, but like if he had no clear purpose or vision of where we was going, and why he would in such a place, hence his nickname.
But every now and then, he would show some incredible move, amaze us, and feed us with hope. Eventually, he seemed to be as good at running and dribbling, as he was bad at almost everything else that matters in football.

But if he was good technically, good at dribbling, had pace, could make good passes, had a good vision of game, had a good shot, and scored many great goals, he would not play for Newcastle. Unless he's Ben Arfa, and then you'll give up on him for free, but that's another matter.
Nice post 👍
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 4 August 2019, 07:31:58 PM
Good luck to you with Saint-Max, or how we call him, the "headless chicken", from a Nice fan.
His high speed and undeniable dribbling abilities have led us, and many, to believe that if we provide him with the right conditions, he could be a fantastic offensive weapon. No one never managed to find what these conditions really were, though. Maybe you guys will.
I would not bet too much, as some of you have, on his capacity to deliver good passes. More generally, he has been a player who never knew how to deal with his teammates on the pitch. I do believe that he made some improvements over the last years on this sector, but his football IQ still does not score very high (btw, he pretends that his real IQ is one of an extremely gifted person, I'll let you judge on that). He would often end up running everywhere, fast, but like if he had no clear purpose or vision of where we was going, and why he would in such a place, hence his nickname.
But every now and then, he would show some incredible move, amaze us, and feed us with hope. Eventually, he seemed to be as good at running and dribbling, as he was bad at almost everything else that matters in football.

But if he was good technically, good at dribbling, had pace, could make good passes, had a good vision of game, had a good shot, and scored many great goals, he would not play for Newcastle. Unless he's Ben Arfa, and then you'll give up on him for free, but that's another matter.

Interesting post. Thanks.

Think at 22 and for what was paid it's worth a chance.

I remember similar being said of Deulofeu when he first came to the premier league, and now we see him growing into a really good player.

We'll find out soon enough, in the meantime he will bring far more than the likes of Murphy, Atsu, Gayle and others on the team.

His skill set has always caused problems in the premier league, even when not utilised to it's full potential.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Andy on Sunday 4 August 2019, 08:02:13 PM
Definitely got a feeling he's going to be more Obertan than Ben Arfa like, but we'll see. He seems the kind of player who Rafa could've probably turned into a big counter attacking threat, whereas Bruce will probably play him a few times, get frustrated, then revert to Aarons or Atsu.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: covmag on Sunday 4 August 2019, 09:16:44 PM
Good luck to you with Saint-Max, or how we call him, the "headless chicken", from a Nice fan.
His high speed and undeniable dribbling abilities have led us, and many, to believe that if we provide him with the right conditions, he could be a fantastic offensive weapon. No one never managed to find what these conditions really were, though. Maybe you guys will.
I would not bet too much, as some of you have, on his capacity to deliver good passes. More generally, he has been a player who never knew how to deal with his teammates on the pitch. I do believe that he made some improvements over the last years on this sector, but his football IQ still does not score very high (btw, he pretends that his real IQ is one of an extremely gifted person, I'll let you judge on that). He would often end up running everywhere, fast, but like if he had no clear purpose or vision of where we was going, and why he would in such a place, hence his nickname.
But every now and then, he would show some incredible move, amaze us, and feed us with hope. Eventually, he seemed to be as good at running and dribbling, as he was bad at almost everything else that matters in football.

But if he was good technically, good at dribbling, had pace, could make good passes, had a good vision of game, had a good shot, and scored many great goals, he would not play for Newcastle. Unless he's Ben Arfa, and then you'll give up on him for free, but that's another matter.

Interesting post. Thanks.

Think at 22 and for what was paid it's worth a chance.

I remember similar being said of Deulofeu when he first came to the premier league, and now we see him growing into a really good player.

We'll find out soon enough, in the meantime he will bring far more than the likes of Murphy, Atsu, Gayle and others on the team.

His skill set has always caused problems in the premier league, even when not utilised to it's full potential.




How much did they pay for this lad?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Sunday 4 August 2019, 11:03:21 PM
Sounds like he will drive his team mates nuts. I think Rafa would have vetoed the deal if what the French lad says is right.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: gdm on Sunday 4 August 2019, 11:07:54 PM
Nice fan in peace :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Zero on Sunday 4 August 2019, 11:11:32 PM
Sounds like he will drive his team mates nuts. I think Rafa would have vetoed the deal if what the French lad says is right.

That probably happened last two windows.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 5 August 2019, 08:01:21 AM
Rafa signed Bellamy. I’m sure if he thought he’d do it on the pitch, he’d take a chance.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Joe_F on Monday 5 August 2019, 08:21:27 AM
He's said that we tried to sign him in January but Vieira wouldn't let him go so presumably Rafa was on board.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 5 August 2019, 08:33:38 AM
Just before Perez’s rich run of form? Would have been interesting.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 02:11:24 AM
Quote
Asked what Ben Arfa said to him, Saint-Maximin said: “He said to me ‘it’s amazing – the supporters and atmosphere are amazing’. He told me to come. He said to me a lot of good things. For this I want to do.”

Saint-Maximin – who made his debut in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Saint-Etienne – says Ben Arfa is one of his heroes.

“For dribbling, I love Hatem so much,” said Saint-Maximin. “I love a lot of players, but, for me, it’s Ben Arfa. He scored a lot of good goals. He had an injury one time, and maybe this was a bit difficult for him, but everybody knows he’s a great player.”
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 04:40:17 AM
Quote
Asked what Ben Arfa said to him, Saint-Maximin said: “He said to me ‘it’s amazing – the supporters and atmosphere are amazing’. He told me to come. He said to me a lot of good things. For this I want to do.”

Saint-Maximin – who made his debut in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Saint-Etienne – says Ben Arfa is one of his heroes.

“For dribbling, I love Hatem so much,” said Saint-Maximin. “I love a lot of players, but, for me, it’s Ben Arfa. He scored a lot of good goals. He had an injury one time, and maybe this was a bit difficult for him, but everybody knows he’s a great player.”


And I'm back in.

Stevie Brucies black and white army.

Rafa whoo-ooh, Rafa who?
Rafa whoo-ooh, Rafa who?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Darth Crooks on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 06:34:45 AM
On the same page as Bruce then eh?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 08:50:46 AM
Rafa signed Bellamy. I’m sure if he thought he’d do it on the pitch, he’d take a chance.

Bellamy was a competitive person and demanded excellence from his team mates, didn't have a reputation of being late for training and worked hard on the pitch.
Reading the stuff from the Nice fan it doesn't seem like this kid is anything like that.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 09:48:29 AM
Quote
Asked what Ben Arfa said to him, Saint-Maximin said: “He said to me ‘it’s amazing – the supporters and atmosphere are amazing’. He told me to come. He said to me a lot of good things. For this I want to do.”

Saint-Maximin – who made his debut in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Saint-Etienne – says Ben Arfa is one of his heroes.

“For dribbling, I love Hatem so much,” said Saint-Maximin. “I love a lot of players, but, for me, it’s Ben Arfa. He scored a lot of good goals. He had an injury one time, and maybe this was a bit difficult for him, but everybody knows he’s a great player.”


Love Hatem
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 10:24:31 AM
Rafa signed Bellamy. I’m sure if he thought he’d do it on the pitch, he’d take a chance.

Bellamy was a competitive person and demanded excellence from his team mates, didn't have a reputation of being late for training and worked hard on the pitch.
Reading the stuff from the Nice fan it doesn't seem like this kid is anything like that.

I think it will come down to how he's managed. Clearly he has a truckload of talent and ability, but will need a manager who can get him to do the right things at the right times and put the team needs ahead of his own.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Dunce on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 09:43:24 PM
An 18mill  signing like maximin will surely go straight into the 1st team , while i would suggest he would be better starting on the bench and building his minutes.
Young lad
New club
New country
New league
Straight in at the deep end (all very similar to joelinton)
Sink or swim .
Regardless , I think this lad will get off to a decent start , then as the season sets in he will struggle and start getting stick.
I can see him struggling at some point  with 'unjurys'
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 10:33:40 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B03gF7-FKOX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:04:52 PM
I have access to inSTAT for a month, so I've been going through all his best actions. Seems he can pass quite well but the strikers spurned a lot fo chances he created. He ranks high for Key Passes.

If anyone's arsed:

(https://i.imgur.com/GZQwj60.png)

far left is his defensive contributions btw :lol: sure Brucey will love that. Downloaded some footage if I can be arsed I'll upload it to a video site but it's doubtful unless I get really bored
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: gdm on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:07:11 PM
Have we all seen him cutting about the shopping centre wearing his Newcastle top under a hoodie :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Papavasiliou on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:11:48 PM
I have access to inSTAT for a month, so I've been going through all his best actions. Seems he can pass quite well but the strikers spurned a lot fo chances he created. He ranks high for Key Passes.

Could end up like Sissoko. Passes were technically completed but he was constantly passing behind runners or into areas that would require a miracle of a first touch to keep control.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: chopey on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:13:28 PM
Does Colback have one of those.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:41:34 PM
Does Colback have one of those.

(https://i.imgur.com/dvzE2j1.png)
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kanji on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:54:09 PM
Damn that’s pretty cool platform
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: TRon on Friday 9 August 2019, 12:56:33 PM
I have access to inSTAT for a month, so I've been going through all his best actions. Seems he can pass quite well but the strikers spurned a lot fo chances he created. He ranks high for Key Passes.

If anyone's arsed:

(https://i.imgur.com/GZQwj60.png)

far left is his defensive contributions btw :lol: sure Brucey will love that. Downloaded some footage if I can be arsed I'll upload it to a video site but it's doubtful unless I get really bored

I thought that about him when I watched his youtube video. Looked like he was making quite a few good passes after beating players but the video would end before the final shot. Presumably because crappy forwards were messing up the chances.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: steve_69 on Friday 9 August 2019, 04:12:20 PM
Does Colback have one of those.

(https://i.imgur.com/dvzE2j1.png)

Similar players - Steven Nzonzi and Maxime Gonalons  ;D ;D

Clearly needs a bit of tweaking.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 9 August 2019, 04:49:10 PM
Damn that’s pretty cool platform

It's so sick, they have footage of everything. I love it
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: taxfree on Friday 9 August 2019, 04:57:42 PM
Damn that’s pretty cool platform

It's so sick, they have footage of everything. I love it

How does it work? Can a regular guy get a subscription or something?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 9 August 2019, 05:07:19 PM
I'm not sure, I got mine through some scouting work just a free trial for a month. Similar ones such as wyscout you can but they cost an absolute fortune.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: gdm on Friday 9 August 2019, 06:06:47 PM
?s=21
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 9 August 2019, 06:19:25 PM
Have we all seen him cutting about the shopping centre wearing his Newcastle top under a hoodie :lol:


:spit: Class
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: loki679 on Friday 9 August 2019, 06:21:30 PM
Not sure this is a good sign, like :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Kasper on Friday 9 August 2019, 06:35:46 PM
Not sure this is a good sign, like :lol:

Not sure this is a sign.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: SteveMc on Friday 9 August 2019, 07:15:46 PM
It could go very well or very badly.  Hope it’s the former as there will be no in between 😂
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 9 August 2019, 08:00:46 PM
Anyone who doesn't like him is an old stuck in the mud who needs to tell kids to off their lawn x
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 9 August 2019, 08:02:15 PM
As Crumpy would say, absolute weirdo.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Infinitely Content on Friday 9 August 2019, 08:44:54 PM
?s=21

Someone in that thread asked him "Can I have it?" (his NUFC top) and he responded "Why not!"  :lol:

I love him.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 10 August 2019, 08:31:46 AM
Seems daft as f***, I like him.

Said it before but also think he'll be physically more capable in this league than some of our previous French gambles/failures.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: McCormick on Saturday 10 August 2019, 08:34:47 AM
Saw on some news site that he got 145 on an IQ test :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 10 August 2019, 08:38:05 AM
Saw on some news site that he got 145 on an IQ test :lol:
MENSA member?
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Gorilla on Saturday 10 August 2019, 08:40:52 AM
Saw on some news site that he got 145 on an IQ test :lol:
MENSA member?
You have to be over 150 for mensa.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Sima on Saturday 10 August 2019, 08:49:38 AM
Bit of a step down from turning up to home games in a tuxedo tbf.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 10 August 2019, 09:53:05 AM
Just wait until the beginning of September when he’s being called worse than s*** on Twitter and he’s deleting his account.
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 10 August 2019, 09:57:57 AM
Just wait until the beginning of September when he’s being called worse than s*** on Twitter and he’s deleting his account.

(https://media3.giphy.com/media/1Bg8fwrdoFmfYAeCnb/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Official: Allan Saint-Maximin signs on a 6 year deal for an undisclosed fee
Post by: reefatoon on Saturday 10 August 2019, 10:05:42 AM
Seems a character. Need more of these types for entertainment value alone.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 10 August 2019, 04:02:37 PM
Best allan I can remember having at the club imo folks?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 10 August 2019, 11:50:02 PM
jesus christ

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Saturday 10 August 2019, 11:56:00 PM
jesus christ


WTF

Not wearing Gucci anymore its Slazenger...guess who wins again
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Johneddy on Saturday 10 August 2019, 11:57:47 PM
Now that is class compared to my song  :cool:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordie_b on Sunday 11 August 2019, 12:02:54 AM
Now that is class compared to my song  :cool:

Scooter is f***ing Mozart compared to your song
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 11 August 2019, 06:18:06 AM
That song is brilliant.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Sunday 11 August 2019, 09:26:54 AM
Wtf is Düsse  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: RodneyCisse on Sunday 11 August 2019, 09:41:23 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Combination_enema_and_douche_syringe.jpg/1200px-Combination_enema_and_douche_syringe.jpg)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: tinoasprilla on Monday 12 August 2019, 12:16:50 PM
Looks more lua lua than ben arfa
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 12 August 2019, 12:21:17 PM
Looks more lua lua than ben arfa

That was my thoughts.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:12:16 PM
He looks a funny f***er mind
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:24:24 PM
Looks like the type of player a good manager might be able to use effectively, Bruce will just have him running around like a headless chicken trying to do his own thing.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Chicken Dancer on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:30:46 PM
Pointless signing. He probably would be good for a team that plays with wingers. Granted I don’t know enough about him (may have played centrally for Nice) but signing for signings sake.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:33:35 PM
He was better than I was expecting, but he looks a loose wire who won't keep to team shape at all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 12 August 2019, 02:05:57 PM
He was better than I was expecting, but he looks a loose wire who won't keep to team shape at all.

This is why I see him back at a Marseille, Lyon or St-Etienne for something in the £8-10m bracket, rather than the way club are hoping in about 2 years time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: huss9 on Monday 12 August 2019, 05:22:29 PM
Exactly the kind of player that needs strict instruction from a competent coach.

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Monday 12 August 2019, 05:30:00 PM
He was better than I was expecting, but he looks a loose wire who won't keep to team shape at all.

Better a loose wire than a live cannon I suppose.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Monday 12 August 2019, 05:33:38 PM
Just the kind of player Bruce will wash his hands with and bin off completely after a couple more defeats.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 12 August 2019, 05:39:08 PM
And yet Bruce has sanctioned every single transfer :mystery:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: godzilla on Monday 12 August 2019, 08:43:23 PM
Think it's a bit unfair to label him Lua Lua based on 20 minutes mind  ;D

Honestly don't know where we are going to play him and Almiron together unless we go to a 4-4-2 and we don't have a right winger of standard to make that work. Could go 5-2-2-1 but not sure that would work either. Have we solved the lack of creativity in the midfield area based on yesterday that's a big fat no. Think Joelington and Carroll (if/when fit) will require crosses coming in from both wings and that's a bit of a weakness and has been for a while. Honestly think this year is going to be a big struggle to stay up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: tinoasprilla on Monday 12 August 2019, 08:54:12 PM
Lua lua was decent it's not like saying hes like Wayne fereday or Glynn Hodges

We could play the same formation rafa played. Almiron left and billy headband on the right or 4 3 3
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Monday 12 August 2019, 08:55:04 PM
I was expecting something along the lines of:

                        Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Manquillo Longstaff Hayden Willems
         Maximin Joelinton Almiron

When everyone is fit obviously
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: godzilla on Monday 12 August 2019, 09:00:29 PM
Lua lua was decent it's not like saying hes like Wayne fereday or Glynn Hodges

We could play the same formation rafa played. Almiron left and billy headband on the right or 4 3 3

Not really mind thought he was poor in general but get you're point. Don't think leaving Joelington alone up front would work to be honest. Maybe 3-2-5 but do we have the wing backs to make that work also?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: godzilla on Monday 12 August 2019, 09:03:43 PM
I was expecting something along the lines of:

                        Dubravka
           Schar Lascelles Lejeune
Manquillo Longstaff Hayden Willems
         Maximin Joelinton Almiron

When everyone is fit obviously

Wing backs are a concern and still not convinced by that central midfield either to supply the front line (or with Shelvey mind). Probably the way to go though with the players we have, but just think we are in for a torrid season.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Monday 12 August 2019, 09:06:45 PM
Was expecting same formation as Benitez used, only with Almiron in Perez' role, ASM in Almirons role and Linton instead of Rondon. How silly of me.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Monday 12 August 2019, 09:17:50 PM
Was expecting same formation as Benitez used, only with Almiron in Perez' role, ASM in Almirons role and Linton instead of Rondon. How silly of me.

Aye, same here.  Worked well and made a lot of space and movement for Longstaff to capitalise on.

Almiron and ASM in a kind of dual #10 role off Joelinton could work but i'm not sure he's got quite the same capabilities as Rondon brought to the table.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Monday 12 August 2019, 09:35:37 PM
I'd have every confidence that Rafa, even if this was a signing made "for" him rather than one he personally sanctioned, would have this fella and his strengths and weaknesses analyzed and he'd have been properly integrated into the team already, with a high chance of effective performances.

With the cushion faced berk we have in the dugout instead, ASM has virtually no chance of being a success here, it will just take too long for him to work out how to use him properly and he'll give up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: OverThere on Monday 12 August 2019, 10:03:55 PM
Hmmm, we seem to play a narrow formation. Not sure where he would play.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: midds on Monday 12 August 2019, 10:14:07 PM
I think quite a few people are overthinking things about this lad. He wasn’t bought to fulfil a role in the team and squad, he was bought purely as an investment. His abilities and strengths wouldn’t have even been considered, he was bought to be sold in he next year or 2. It’s clear as day that the c***s running the circus got very scared when Rafa was attempting to take back a bit of control of things and they’ve reacted by reverting to type. They’ve employed a spineless doormat, scouted players most likely to increase in value and thrown them in, crossing their fingers and just hoping it’ll work.

I actually feel genuinely sorry for this lad and Joelinton as they probably don’t realise they’re merely club assets, absolutely nothing more. They’ll be moved on soon enough though and they can pick up their careers again at a proper club in due course.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Monday 12 August 2019, 10:24:38 PM
I think quite a few people are overthinking things about this lad. He wasn’t bought to fulfil a role in the team and squad, he was bought purely as an investment. His abilities and strengths wouldn’t have even been considered, he was bought to be sold in he next year or 2. It’s clear as day that the c***s running the circus got very scared when Rafa was attempting to take back a bit of control of things and they’ve reacted by reverting to type. They’ve employed a spineless doormat, scouted players most likely to increase in value and thrown them in, crossing their fingers and just hoping it’ll work.

I actually feel genuinely sorry for this lad and Joelinton as they probably don’t realise they’re merely club assets, absolutely nothing more. They’ll be moved on soon enough though and they can pick up their careers again at a proper club in due course.

Spot on but it makes the decision to bin (or at least make no effort to keep) Rafa even more stupid. All Rafa pretty much ever did on the playing side was improve, in every way, just about every player he spent time coaching. He was actually in most ways Ashley's dream manager, except the fat man weighed up the aggravation of continuing to "support" Rafa and gave up on it in favor of the pastie/patsy.

Now we've got an utter clown coaching them, spending the amount we did was asinine, their value will almost certainly drop, not rise. It was different when we were spending relative buttons on the likes of Sissoko and Wijnaldum, even Mclaren couldn't ruin their sell-on. Bruce hasn't a hope in hell of improving these players or their value which is already at it's peak. I suppose on reflection, Rafa would have simply sped up (and maximized the value) the sale of these players.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Monday 12 August 2019, 10:39:11 PM
Most clubs do this at our level, I think some folk need to get real, we have been a selling club all my time since 1976.
If this lad turns out to be a talent and I believe he will be he will attract offers,that's football , over thinking everything with a conspiracy theory is getting beyond a joke now.

It's our model ,its how football has gone unless you are super rich like the top 4 it's all about gambles on players to sesy in this league and make owners more money.
The PL is a cesspool of money ,always will be and I for one have fallen out of love with it.
I even think some Man City fans looked f***ing bored of it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Monday 12 August 2019, 10:40:20 PM
Most clubs do this at our level, I think some folk need to get real, we have been a selling club all my time since 1976.
If this lad turns out to be a talent and I believe he will be he will attract offers,that's football , over thinking everything with a conspiracy theory is getting beyond a joke now.

It's our model ,its how football has gone unless you are super rich like the top 4 it's all about gambles on players to stay in this league and make owners more money.
The PL is a cesspool of money ,always will be and I for one have fallen out of love with it.
I even think some Man City fans looked f***ing bored of it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 02:24:44 AM
No, there's a difference between buying players to improve and strengthen the team then selling them if they do well and their value increases and what we do.

For other teams, improving the side is the priority in signing players with any profit from a future sale being a bonus. Vice versa for us.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 04:52:29 AM
Was expecting same formation as Benitez used, only with Almiron in Perez' role, ASM in Almirons role and Linton instead of Rondon. How silly of me.

This, but Bruce is too much of a cowardly PFM to play something like that.

In fairness let's see how he sets up against weaker teams, I suspect he'll do the same and keep the midfield 3 but anyone watching that at the weekend should know it's not going to work.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Zero on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 05:33:47 AM
I think he is a LW rather than a RW.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 06:20:04 AM
No, there's a difference between buying players to improve and strengthen the team then selling them if they do well and their value increases and what we do.

For other teams, improving the side is the priority in signing players with any profit from a future sale being a bonus. Vice versa for us.

So why is Lascelles still here?
So why is Legeune still here?
So why is Schar still here?

Anyone of them could have been sold , these fit your model,still here though? Maybe one or two have been like you say but dont subscribe to this myth.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:17:22 AM
To be sold you need interest, and I doubt many clubs would look at Lascelles as a good investment. He's a decent player, maybe a bit protected by Rafas system so we'll see how he performs this season, but any club above us 7th - 16th would probably not think paying the English premium for the return he gives is worth it. 1st - 6th would probably not see him as good enough.

Lejeune is struggling too much with injuries.

Schar has had one season.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Chris_R on Thursday 15 August 2019, 10:25:03 PM
Just because our aim is to sell players for as profit doesn't mean that every player will be sold every year. Even our idiots will know that you can't do that and continue to function.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:15:59 AM
So he’s already injured. That extra running starting to pay off already.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:20:34 AM
Expect him to be included in the squad, get put on at the end of the match when Bruce is desperate for some magic, and then for his hamstring to get torn so we lose him for longer than what we'd do if he was rested for this match.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: John P on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:21:07 AM
So he’s already injured. That extra running starting to pay off already.

It's almost as if Rafa Benitez knew what he was doing regarding pre-season conditioning.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:40:55 AM
Bruce will start him but have 7 wingers on the bench just in case he doesn’t last.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: hakka on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:47:17 AM
So he’s already injured. That extra running starting to pay off already.

It's almost as if Rafa Benitez knew what he was doing regarding pre-season conditioning.

On top of players regressing, injuries will definitely stack up again. Remember during Pardew days when we would have several first team players injured nearly at all times? (or so it felt like, it was defo bad and we often had worst amount of injuries).
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TBG on Friday 16 August 2019, 09:55:45 AM
Run it off
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 16 August 2019, 12:50:39 PM
Soft forrin fancy dan.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: David Edgar on Friday 16 August 2019, 12:51:45 PM
One injury doesn't mean a great deal. 
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Fitzgerald on Friday 16 August 2019, 12:58:27 PM
Forrin Vermin we need 11 Ritchie dogs
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Robster on Friday 16 August 2019, 02:53:39 PM
Just because our aim is to sell players for as profit doesn't mean that every player will be sold every year. Even our idiots will know that you can't do that and continue to function.
No they won't :lol:
They'll expect to be able to do exactly what they want as usual and expect it to work.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Friday 16 August 2019, 03:44:00 PM
well there will be no dog chasing a balloon tomorrow boys and girls
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 16 August 2019, 04:22:26 PM
Ritchie not playing like?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Friday 16 August 2019, 04:37:18 PM
well there will be no dog chasing a balloon tomorrow boys and girls

Poor Deano, he hates him so f***ing much. The sight of this "dog" makes him physically sick.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Friday 16 August 2019, 05:41:18 PM
well there will be no dog chasing a balloon tomorrow boys and girls

Poor Deano, he hates him so f***ing much. The sight of this "dog" makes him physically sick.

Touche
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 17 August 2019, 02:28:49 PM
One injury doesn't mean a great deal. 

after playing how many minutes of the season?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Saturday 17 August 2019, 02:33:22 PM
Derek “Sweeney Todd” Wright is loving this. Two new signings already residing in his chamber of horrors and it’s only week 2.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: jackyboy on Saturday 17 August 2019, 02:53:50 PM
Needs to do more running
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: geordiedean on Saturday 17 August 2019, 03:25:47 PM
Been chasing the balloon too much hes knackered
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: marki on Saturday 17 August 2019, 07:49:48 PM
missed his firepower today like..where did i read that :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 17 August 2019, 07:55:07 PM
Missed his lack of positional sense.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 04:32:02 PM
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-uniteds-allan-saint-maximin-16793558

Seems like a good egg at least, shame he's not been signed in more positive circumstances.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Minhosa on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 04:53:32 PM
I don't particularly like how Sky Sports have all been lined up with their camera's etc. Clearly the club desperate to change a narrative/give people something else to talk about.

Why can't the guy go and let the Foodbank folk just confirm he's there and he's wonderful blah blah blah?

Why does everything we do have to come with an agenda?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 08:04:28 PM
Wonder if we will see this dog chasing a balloon at Tottenham at the weekend
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 11:41:20 PM
Wonder if we will see this dog chasing a balloon at Tottenham at the weekend

Ritchie?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: covmag on Thursday 22 August 2019, 04:08:22 AM
Wonder if we will see this dog chasing a balloon at Tottenham at the weekend

Not a chance.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Ankles Bennett on Thursday 22 August 2019, 01:46:48 PM
I fully expect ASM to tear his hamstring at Spurs if Bruce selects him to play and wont see him again this season.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 22 August 2019, 01:56:28 PM
Did that article say it was his first ever hamstring injury? Way to go Bruce and all that running.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 23 August 2019, 10:18:56 AM
Another Marcelino this lad.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Disco on Friday 23 August 2019, 10:43:29 AM
In the squad for Spurs, bad news for the MENSA lads.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 23 August 2019, 10:51:51 AM
Rushed back, rushed into the team and injured for weeks.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 23 August 2019, 11:03:27 AM
I hope he puts another picture on insta of a bruised leg.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 23 August 2019, 11:04:15 AM
Yep Bruce will start him and knack him for the season and well have Steve Harper playing upfront again.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: steve_69 on Friday 23 August 2019, 11:07:58 AM
Rushed back, rushed into the team and injured for weeks.

Quote
Can you place a bet on that sort of thing? I reckon it's a dead cert.

How very predictable!
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: covmag on Friday 23 August 2019, 11:45:03 AM
Why risk him, we will still lose..
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - uninjured
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 23 August 2019, 01:24:49 PM
I could see him in for Almiron.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - uninjured
Post by: huss9 on Friday 23 August 2019, 02:18:03 PM
Rushed back, rushed into the team and injured for weeks.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - uninjured
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 23 August 2019, 02:21:24 PM
ironically this likeable c*** is probably bruce's best hope of something happening for him - he looks the type that will disregard instructions and do whatever he wants

one thing is for sure, we're not going to outplay anyone or suddenly develop as a cohesive attacking unit
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - uninjured
Post by: SheikhShearer on Sunday 25 August 2019, 05:48:14 PM
Rushed back, rushed into the team and injured for weeks.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 25 August 2019, 05:51:06 PM
Rushed back, rushed into the team and injured for weeks.

Fair play :lol: :thup:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 25 August 2019, 05:52:48 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: durhamunigeordie on Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:11:29 PM
Ridiculous/desperate decision to start him today.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: toontownman on Sunday 25 August 2019, 09:00:04 PM
Absolutely crazy Bruce said he trained all week too. Thought he wasnt training until Friday? Maybe they hid him.

Hope the injury isnt too bad. Absolute madness to start him either way.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Yerdas El Savon on Sunday 25 August 2019, 09:10:53 PM
Ridiculous/desperate decision to start him today.

How could you know?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: durhamunigeordie on Sunday 25 August 2019, 09:15:56 PM
Why would you even take the risk with someone who wasn’t fit enough for the bench last week?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Disco on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:10:54 PM
Begin OPERATION SOFT BLACK FRENCH f***ing c***
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Fitzgerald on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:14:04 PM
Begin OPERATION SOFT BLACK FRENCH f***ing c***

LOL  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sho'Time on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:17:35 PM
f***ing idiot for starting him. Shows how desperate/much of a mong he is.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: David Edgar on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:25:20 PM
Why would you even take the risk with someone who wasn’t fit enough for the bench last week?

Bruce was desperate for a result.  3 points today was all that mattered.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:47:21 PM
pardewesque.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: ManDoon on Tuesday 27 August 2019, 10:35:33 AM
?s=20

Looking sharp in training >> data and analytics on injuries and recurrence imo
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Mattoon on Tuesday 27 August 2019, 12:33:35 PM
Our sports science knowledge has devolved into "can he run?" Hasn't it? :anguish:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: OCK on Saturday 31 August 2019, 01:40:34 PM
Guy is immense on twitter like.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 31 August 2019, 01:53:07 PM
:lol:

?s=20
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: George Bailey on Saturday 31 August 2019, 01:59:58 PM
He seems quite a character
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: thomas on Saturday 31 August 2019, 02:01:09 PM
troll game is strong :lol: I like him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 31 August 2019, 02:10:35 PM
just the type of player you love to love before you remember everything is ruined forever :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: George Bailey on Saturday 31 August 2019, 02:25:03 PM
just the type of player you love to love before you remember everything is ruined forever :lol:
There are a few of the current squad that are more than likeable imo. If things were different would be fun with some of this lot at 'our' club.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Gorilla on Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:49:11 AM
I love how Owain had to apologise as well.  Go on Allan.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:56:15 AM
Completely forgot he existed.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:22:27 AM
I forgot we had him already, when is he back? :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:26:35 AM
Might be the first Newcastle player I never see play.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 04:14:02 PM
just the type of player you love to love before you remember everything is ruined forever :lol:
There are a few of the current squad that are more than likeable imo. If things were different would be fun with some of this lot at 'our' club.


Definitely, this is also where I am in regards to the squad. The players have done nothing wrong to find themselves in this mess, it's all down to fatty as usual. Rafa's put together a decent group and the new additions seem like a decent bunch.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 05:56:43 PM
Seems such a nice guy.

Hard to think there was so many media types trying to call him worse than s***.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sean on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 06:21:56 PM
Seems such a nice guy.

Hard to think there was so many media types trying to call him worse than s***.

What makes him seem so nice?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Think he's been doing a tonne of charity work since he got to Newcastle.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: nufc4eva on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:27:06 PM
Think he's been doing a tonne of charity work since he got to Newcastle.

So did Jimmy Saville tbf
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:28:28 PM
What an odd comment
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:31:20 PM
Canny certain he's not a megapaedo
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: nufc4eva on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:34:13 PM
Canny certain he's not a megapaedo

Probably not, doesn't mean he's a great person just coz he does charity stuff.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Away Toon on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:21:25 PM
just the type of player you love to love before you remember everything is ruined forever :lol:
There are a few of the current squad that are more than likeable imo. If things were different would be fun with some of this lot at 'our' club.


Definitely, this is also where I am in regards to the squad. The players have done nothing wrong to find themselves in this mess, it's all down to fatty as usual. Rafa's put together a decent group and the new additions seem like a decent bunch.

Not sure that this is true at all. Plenty of them have publicly supported both Ashley and Bruce, and equally have had little digs at Rafa. Hopefully they'll get relegated and this time there will be huge penalties financially for them all.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:41:20 PM
Canny certain he's not a megapaedo

Wears a tracksuit a lot though.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 19 September 2019, 01:25:51 AM
just the type of player you love to love before you remember everything is ruined forever :lol:
There are a few of the current squad that are more than likeable imo. If things were different would be fun with some of this lot at 'our' club.


Definitely, this is also where I am in regards to the squad. The players have done nothing wrong to find themselves in this mess, it's all down to fatty as usual. Rafa's put together a decent group and the new additions seem like a decent bunch.

Not sure that this is true at all. Plenty of them have publicly supported both Ashley and Bruce, and equally have had little digs at Rafa. Hopefully they'll get relegated and this time there will be huge penalties financially for them all.

The radgies and English brigade definitely have, but I was thinking as a group overall. I just can’t bring myself to hate them as much as I hated the squad of our first relegation. That was quite something.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Disco on Thursday 19 September 2019, 01:43:10 AM
He’s integrating into our city. Folk are gasping to dislike him (if they already don’t), it’s mad.

Hasn’t even had a chance to prove he fits all the stereotypes yet aside from the usual reactionaries.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 19 September 2019, 08:27:01 AM
[solcampbell] Would have been given more of a chance if he wasn't black [/solcampbell]

Ridiculous to talk about his character (like many other players) as if we all know him personally.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sifu on Saturday 21 September 2019, 11:35:02 PM
?s=09
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: NEEJ on Sunday 22 September 2019, 12:57:21 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 22 September 2019, 01:30:31 AM
:lol: Why does that idiot keep putting orange injs on the pitch?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 22 September 2019, 09:38:25 AM
Because he’s desperate.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 22 September 2019, 09:46:27 AM
It's gunna be Ben Arfa 2010 all over again isn't it? Quite clearly a brilliant footballer with loads of talent but we're barely going to see him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 22 September 2019, 09:50:29 AM
“I’m very happy, because it’s been a long time for me with injury,” he told nufc.co.uk. “Normally, I don’t get this injury, but this happened because the Premier League is very physical and I have to adapt myself quickly.

“It was hard (being injured), because I trained hard to come back and everybody didn’t want this to happen again. I will work hard to be good for next week.

“But I’m really happy to be back – I would prefer to be back with a win, but we’ve drawn 0-0 and we have to keep going for the next game.”

He added: “I feel like Brighton played well in the first half – they tried to play really good football, and in the second half they were a little bit tired.

“When I came on the pitch with Andy, we made a lot of pressure, and we played better I think. We played better because they were tired and we tried to score, but that’s football.”


That's an odd interview to give if you're reinjured like. I wonder if Bruce even bothered to ask him if he's okay before he ran his mouth  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Conjo on Monday 23 September 2019, 09:14:13 AM
Bruce's desperation is going to ruin this talented guy.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: huss9 on Monday 23 September 2019, 02:12:21 PM
already a few signs of it when he hangs on to the ball for just an extra second or so - the way he plays i think he's gonna have the same issues as HBA.
too much expected of him and he's going to have to try saving matches all on his own.
next scapegoat.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Kanji on Monday 23 September 2019, 02:17:27 PM
He’s actually quite a brilliant dribbler. f***ing good at take ons.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Consortium of one on Monday 23 September 2019, 02:20:22 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TBG on Monday 23 September 2019, 02:25:26 PM
But Rafa plays nothing but boring football, unlike the free flowing attacking football Bruce plays.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Minhosa on Monday 23 September 2019, 02:30:30 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TRon on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:11:14 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sho'Time on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:16:01 PM
Injured again apparently? 20 more laps for this soft c***.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Minhosa on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:18:48 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: godzilla on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:42:44 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.

You're right someone mentioned Ben Arfa earlier and Rafa wouldn't have touched him with a barge pole either.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TRon on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:43:13 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.

I actually quite like Joelinton, but he is going to get the blame for not scoring goals in a team which barely gets out of it's own half. He's on a hiding to nothing.

Whether he is worth £40m is another debate, but he's got no chance with that sort of midfield behind him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: godzilla on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:44:49 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.

I actually quite like Joelinton, but he is going to get the blame for not scoring goals in a team which barely gets out of it's own half. He's on a hiding to nothing.

Whether he is worth £40m is another debate, but he's got no chance with that sort of midfield behind him.

His all round play has been decent but don't think he is a natural goalscorer mind looking at a few chances he's missed already.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TRon on Monday 23 September 2019, 03:48:43 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.

I actually quite like Joelinton, but he is going to get the blame for not scoring goals in a team which barely gets out of it's own half. He's on a hiding to nothing.

Whether he is worth £40m is another debate, but he's got no chance with that sort of midfield behind him.

His all round play has been decent but don't think he is a natural goalscorer mind looking at a few chances he's missed already.

Hard to tell off a few snatched chances. I don't think he did a lot wrong with his header on the weekend, he was trying to put it low in the corner and it went the wrong side of the post. He looks a good player to me, maybe not a goalscorer, but could be a good target man if the goals were shared around.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Minhosa on Monday 23 September 2019, 04:10:55 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Yeah totally agree. Not taking anything away from the bloke as a wildcard if you like but there's no way Rafa would entertain the idea of a loose cannon imho.

He'd need to be much more disciplined to work within a Rafa set up.

I honestly don't think he'd have signed off on any of our incoming deals this summer.

I actually quite like Joelinton, but he is going to get the blame for not scoring goals in a team which barely gets out of it's own half. He's on a hiding to nothing.

Whether he is worth £40m is another debate, but he's got no chance with that sort of midfield behind him.

Yeah I certainly don't dislike Joelinton but he'd have been Rondon's back up and on a development plan to succeed him if Rafa even fancied him which, at £40m, he clearly didn't.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Mr Logic on Monday 23 September 2019, 06:45:20 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Don't follow that logic. They both had Ben Arfa but made him a scapegoat at earliest opportunity. (Could be character differences like).
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Darth Crooks on Monday 23 September 2019, 07:00:16 PM
Just means no one reaches their potential imo
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 07:41:26 AM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Don't follow that logic. They both had Ben Arfa but made him a scapegoat at earliest opportunity. (Could be character differences like).

Rafa played Dirk Kuyt on the right wing. What makes anyone think he'd want an ASM type in his side is beyond me.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 04:24:26 PM
Saw him on Northumberland Street yesterday dinner time and he looked fine.

He was with a bloke with a Chelsea tracksuit top on.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TBG on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 04:26:31 PM
TOON STAR SPOTTED WITH CHELSEA EXECUTIVE?: 5 things we've learned.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Gallowgate End on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 04:54:39 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I think Saint-Maximin, Joelinton would both massively benefit from the one to one coaching & detailed instructions they’d get from Rafa.

The instructions from Bruce must be so basic.

That video of Bruce saying “Or do whatever” to Almiron :anguish:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: The College Dropout on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 05:26:35 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Don't follow that logic. They both had Ben Arfa but made him a scapegoat at earliest opportunity. (Could be character differences like).

No tactical attacking plan. They would bring in a HBA for a bit of magic then realise they can't manage him and get rid.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 05:28:04 PM
3 attackers like Joelinton, Almiron and St Maximin would have been fun to watch under Rafa's tutelage. 

I don't think Rafa would've fancied ASM at all tbh.

I said the same thing after watching youtube videos of him when we were looking to sign him. Rafa likes players who can stick to his methods and play for the team. For someone like Bruce or Pardew though ASM could be perfect. Neither of those two would have any idea how to build a functioning team, so a player with a bit of magic to win a game is a godsend.

Don't follow that logic. They both had Ben Arfa but made him a scapegoat at earliest opportunity. (Could be character differences like).

I think that was just confused thinking. Both Bruce and Pardew preach the team ethic, but they don't have the slightest idea how to get players to gel as a collective. Rafa might set his teams up quite deep, but he is very good at getting the forwards to attack as a unit when they do break. Bruce and Pardew only know how to park the bus. That is why they end up relying on a bit of magic from individual strikers.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 01:59:38 PM
TOON STAR SPOTTED WITH CHELSEA EXECUTIVE?: 5 things we've learned.

1. Despite sharing a name Chelsea Clinton does not play for Chelsea FC.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: joeyt on Monday 30 September 2019, 07:41:12 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3C61FVBQ84/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: morla84 on Monday 30 September 2019, 07:47:56 PM
Thought training had been cancelled
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: La Parka on Monday 30 September 2019, 07:48:52 PM
Dude is amazing. He hovers above the pitch I swear.

Telling him to pass :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 30 September 2019, 07:54:52 PM
Partridge shrug.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sir Toon on Monday 30 September 2019, 08:02:08 PM
Its not rained all day so it cant have been today
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: reefatoon on Monday 30 September 2019, 08:04:58 PM
Looked suspiciously like front foot football there. No wonder he got no game time on Sunday.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Conjo on Monday 30 September 2019, 08:56:30 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429893655055/Everton-v-Hull-City---Bar-009.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=776e9c10f88e664cc77ec925cbdf77c6)
Quote
'kin hell! Tactics for Sunday sorted!
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 30 September 2019, 09:00:41 PM
"PASS IT PASS IT PASS IT"

Proper coaching.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: morla84 on Monday 30 September 2019, 09:03:04 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429893655055/Everton-v-Hull-City---Bar-009.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=776e9c10f88e664cc77ec925cbdf77c6)
Quote
'kin hell! Tactics for Sunday sorted!
Tactics shmactics, loada nonsense
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Mike on Friday 4 October 2019, 02:08:28 PM
:lol: The little Father Ted "f***ing hell".
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Friday 4 October 2019, 04:32:28 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3C61FVBQ84/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Whoa. Time for a HBA-esque scapegoat for Brucey. "Dubravka ran more than this lad!"
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin - injured
Post by: Sean on Friday 4 October 2019, 05:25:37 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3C61FVBQ84/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Not exactly a great goal when the defending is so f***ing bad.  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Darth Crooks on Saturday 5 October 2019, 11:43:03 AM
This guy is Bruce’s ‘answer’whether he’s fit or not
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:17:12 PM
What's the chances of this lad finishing the first half? I reckon he'll pull up with a hamstring injury within the first 20 mins.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:22:15 PM
What's the chances of this lad finishing the first half? I reckon he'll pull up with a hamstring injury within the first 20 mins.

Aye
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:32:35 PM
Nearly replicated that training run there
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:33:49 PM
First outing for the Gucci? Nailed on goal.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:40:16 PM
He’s got some afterburners on him like
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 6 October 2019, 04:51:33 PM
Only 20 mins, but been a f***ing while since I've seen one of our players have an opposition full-back on strings. Enjoyable. Got to take what you can get these days. :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Jordan on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:11:59 PM
Remind me so much of HBA. Doesn’t seem to have as much end product but exciting everytime he gets on the ball.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:16:49 PM
Would be nice if we could use that ability to run at players as a team rather than all the solo stuff.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:18:54 PM
Injured  :dave:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: The Little Waster on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:19:17 PM
Injured  :dave:


Lol 🤪
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: duo on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:19:27 PM
Injured  :dave:
Shoulder?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:19:40 PM
Nobody saw it coming
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: steve_69 on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:19:56 PM
Injured  :dave:
Shoulder?

He looks dead! 😀
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Wilson on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:22:48 PM
Rip.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Sho'Time on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:23:56 PM
45m? Longer than expected.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:24:31 PM
Send this f***er back man siem de Jong mk2
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:25:47 PM
I wish someone would send you back.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 6 October 2019, 05:30:55 PM
Wonder if he's still lying there when they come out for the second half.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 6 October 2019, 06:15:59 PM
That "bit of magic" player all pfms hate to love.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: hakka on Sunday 6 October 2019, 06:26:00 PM
He's amazing at carrying the ball, and in tight spaces. His end product is a problem, and the fact that often he's so rapid he's ran in to advanced position on his own.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 6 October 2019, 06:28:06 PM
He'll be frustrating as but I like him a lot.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 6 October 2019, 06:32:31 PM
His end product is fine. No worse than most wingers, just be brought up because he's so good at carrying the ball.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 6 October 2019, 06:35:26 PM
Good asset to have, he's exciting.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:13:27 PM
Just gets us up the pitch
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:17:27 PM
Would have liked to see him connect a bit more with the striker. He's fantastic on his own, but we need to see more support like he got for the goal from Willems.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: D. Yimentov on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:20:52 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:22:17 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.

Was more than good enough today.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gorilla on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:24:13 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
He was probably our best player today and had their defence shitting themselves most of the game.  He was excellent.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:25:50 PM
Looks to have a lot more about him and strength than other similar signings from France in Cabella and Thauvin
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:26:46 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.

Are you insane?! :lol:

Sub for who Atsu?!

Dude, please go and have a lie down. You must have bumped your head.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:28:10 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
He was probably our best player today and had their defence shitting themselves most of the game.  He was excellent.

It's extraordinary that there are people that watched the game and decided that guy is a sub to be brought on when people tire.

Not for Man City but for this Newcastle team. I mean  ... this is madness.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: D. Yimentov on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:28:36 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
He was probably our best player today and had their defence shitting themselves most of the game.  He was excellent.

Nobody was excellent today. The whole game was f***ing dire.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:30:12 PM
Looks to have a lot more about him and strength than other similar signings from France in Cabella and Thauvin

Shame about Cabella as it felt like he wanted to give it but he was just too lightweight, Thauvin just didn't want to be here and it showed in his play.

This lad definitely has a lot more confidence and clearly wants to do well, that and a bit of talent to go with it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:31:27 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
He was probably our best player today and had their defence shitting themselves most of the game.  He was excellent.

Nobody was excellent today. The whole game was f***ing dire.

Miserable b******. I like you.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: chopey on Sunday 6 October 2019, 07:38:06 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.
He was probably our best player today and had their defence shitting themselves most of the game.  He was excellent.

Nobody was excellent today. The whole game was f***ing dire.

Miserable b******. I like you.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Zero on Sunday 6 October 2019, 11:32:06 PM
You know how well he played when Man Utd deployed 5 players surrounding him which leads to our goal.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Charlies on Monday 7 October 2019, 12:25:44 AM
He's a beast he brings excitement,  and hes a laugh on Twitter. Anyone moaning about him needs to give their head a shake. Yes I'm talking to you Odin.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 7 October 2019, 10:27:03 AM
Feel sorry that he has to patch up his headband.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: John P on Monday 7 October 2019, 11:13:51 AM
Love this guy, he's a mad b******. After he made that run at the start of the game and slipped it to Almiron he was properly trying to get the crowd psyched up. 
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Rafalove on Monday 7 October 2019, 11:15:51 AM
My motm yesterday. Under different circumstances I’d be really excited by this lad.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: loki679 on Monday 7 October 2019, 11:20:19 AM
I think he looks excellent. Always wanting to attack and take a man on, we've missed that for a while.

If he can stay fit I think he'll be instrumental in keeping us up. Hopefully in time he'll develop a bit better understanding with joelinton too.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Monday 7 October 2019, 12:11:34 PM
He's such a fun player to watch, it's like when you can a rapid player on fifa and all you do it pass the ball to who and try to run through the other team, hope he keeps doing this throughout the season.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRC on Monday 7 October 2019, 12:12:48 PM
He's already number 3 on my all time NUFC players list.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Andy on Monday 7 October 2019, 12:45:01 PM
His decision making surprised me yesterday like, especially in the build up to the goal. Expected him to be an Obertan type, head down and run, but his forward passing in general looked surprisingly incisive.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Monday 7 October 2019, 01:09:44 PM
He’s really good. Helps us keep the ball or attack with his incredible strength and pace on the ball. Brilliant counter for that goal as well.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Monday 7 October 2019, 02:31:32 PM
His decision making surprised me yesterday like, especially in the build up to the goal. Expected him to be an Obertan type, head down and run, but his forward passing in general looked surprisingly incisive.

I think he's similar to HBA, he can spot a pass if the player makes a good run, but unless he trusts the player to actually do something with it, he might decide he's better going for it himself.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: John P on Monday 7 October 2019, 02:33:08 PM
His decision making surprised me yesterday like, especially in the build up to the goal. Expected him to be an Obertan type, head down and run, but his forward passing in general looked surprisingly incisive.

Agree with this. After signing him and looking at his youtube videos I thought he would be overdoing things and running into blind alleys a lot, but he's actually shown so far that he is very good at releasing the ball at the right time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ikon on Monday 7 October 2019, 05:06:01 PM
He's a sub. He doesn't have the brain or composure to look good across 90 minutes.

Bring him on when everyone's knackered and let him go mental.

:kinneardog:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Monday 7 October 2019, 05:33:24 PM
His decision making surprised me yesterday like, especially in the build up to the goal. Expected him to be an Obertan type, head down and run, but his forward passing in general looked surprisingly incisive.

Agree with this. After signing him and looking at his youtube videos I thought he would be overdoing things and running into blind alleys a lot, but he's actually shown so far that he is very good at releasing the ball at the right time.

The guy looked exciting on those youtube clips man, but peopel always prefer to castigate players we sign. Cannot believe anyone watched that and thought ... Gabriel Obertan.

But then again someone else was saying at the time that he looked no better than Atsu or a dog chasing a balloon.

Same stuff every single time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: STM on Monday 7 October 2019, 06:48:10 PM
I too thought he was excellent, there was twice though that I was tearing my hair out wanting him to pass.

Far better to have a maverick that makes things happen but frustrates, than having a nothing winger who doesn't contribute whatsoever to our attacking play.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 12 October 2019, 09:38:43 AM
Some of the references in here man, think someone was on the pop when they wrote this :lol:
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/allan-can-saint-who-saves-17068465.amp?__twitter_impression=true
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: skryp2nit3 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:20:09 PM
Not a post on this thread in three weeks.

This man needs more love. Absolutely electric again today.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:21:09 PM
I love how nowt gets him down, misses a chance but does that knock his confidence? Of course not, he just casually rainbow flicks it :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:23:44 PM
He makes defenders s*** themselves like.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:24:24 PM
He is so so zesty  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:25:14 PM
Love him. Would love to see him coached by a top manager.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Decky on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:44:20 PM
Absolutely love him. The most exciting and talented attacking player we've had in years.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 2 November 2019, 05:53:36 PM
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Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: magorific on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:06:38 PM
He makes defenders s*** themselves like.

Think he has probably ended Zabaleta's career.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Menace on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:21:44 PM
If this guy had good decision making he'd be world class
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Saturday 2 November 2019, 06:44:06 PM
If this guy had good decision making he'd be world class

Agree, so much Talent, so little deliverance.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 2 November 2019, 07:00:15 PM
Do you think he’d be playing for Newcastle if he could do that? :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 2 November 2019, 07:01:40 PM
He's still only young like. He'll get better at it. Maybe not ever be brilliant but he will improve.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 2 November 2019, 07:04:22 PM
You guys wouldn't feel this way if he was in a better team.

Think he'd be incredibly productive by virtue of having more of the ball higher up the pitch.

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 2 November 2019, 08:17:50 PM
He's just a really fun player to watch, like Ben Arfa in a way, you would turn on the TV and watch any team he plays  just because you know he will bring excitement to the game.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Saturday 2 November 2019, 08:35:10 PM
I love him, just give him the f***ing ball !! Goes past a man easier than a certain Ginola but his end product is no where near as good.Get that going and we have some kind of talent on our hands.

He brings the fun back on the pitch, should have had a brace like.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Saturday 2 November 2019, 09:21:34 PM
Patriot Dean said he was subhuman. He hated Perez and Rafa so you know he’s a top lad who loves guns.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sh74 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 09:28:13 PM
Noticed most players were belting the ball up to him today.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 2 November 2019, 09:37:46 PM
86 potential on FIFA  :notbad:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 2 November 2019, 10:09:07 PM
He's still only young like. He'll get better at it. Maybe not ever be brilliant but he will improve.

Rafa will work his magic on him eventually.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 3 November 2019, 12:43:29 AM
Just needed to be more ruthless and decisive in the Box today
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 3 November 2019, 01:15:23 AM
He will go to a top team at some point, he looks unplayable under Steve Bruce ffs.

He's like a more skilful version of Adama.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 3 November 2019, 05:57:42 PM
That attempted rainbow flick was hilarious
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Sunday 3 November 2019, 07:27:28 PM
That finishing was woeful.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Sunday 3 November 2019, 07:42:37 PM
Patriot Dean said he was subhuman. He hated Perez and Rafa so you know he’s a top lad who loves guns.

Never said he was subhuman said he resembled a dog chasing a balloon still stick to that assessment
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Monday 4 November 2019, 03:32:29 PM
He will go to a top team at some point, he looks unplayable under Steve Bruce ffs.

He's like a more skilful version of Adama.

Don't think so. Top teams want someone who will deliver the KO, not just set the opponent up with some good jabs and body shots.

Still, for us he's probably as good as we are going to get. He will create chances just by running at the opposition and opening them up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Monday 4 November 2019, 03:38:07 PM
That attempted rainbow flick was hilarious

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EcstaticPleasantCrownofthornsstarfish-mobile.mp4
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LFEE on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:23:36 PM
I’m not convinced by him TBH. As a purist he’s nowhere near HBA for ability. He’s quick for sure. Will be interesting to see how he develops elsewhere in a couple of years time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:30:05 PM
I think he's more successful with his dribbling, than HBA, but then he generally gets the ball in a deeper position. Ignoring the two obvious occasions. But I don't think he's anywhere near as good overall. He's much more of a Jonas.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: STM on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:30:06 PM
I’m not convinced by him TBH. As a purist he’s nowhere near HBA for ability. He’s quick for sure. Will be interesting to see how he develops elsewhere in a couple of years time.

I'd like to add to that by saying that he's not as good as Messi either.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Monday 4 November 2019, 05:59:52 PM
He does different dribbles to HBA. ASM does them in relatively normal dribbling situations, where HBA takes people's very souls with the stuff he does to them.

Closest I've had to emotion this season was him running forward with the ball though, it's exciting for sure.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 4 November 2019, 06:02:20 PM
The Totally Football Show described ASM and Almiron as 'chaos theory on legs' and that seems about right.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Monday 4 November 2019, 06:04:12 PM
I think Almiron is actually fairly direct, he just never executes at the end. They're both good players, under a normal regime I'd be pretty excited about them.

With Rondon, Perez and Rafa we wouldn't be far off where Leicester are now
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 4 November 2019, 08:13:41 PM
Can't believe his technical ability is being questioned and compared to Jonas. He's got really quick feet. Jonas had to f***ing scoop the ball rather than kick it properly.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Penn on Monday 4 November 2019, 08:15:47 PM
Comparing him to Jonas - a leaden-footed workhorse - is perhaps the worst shout of all time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Raconteur on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12:27:57 AM
The Totally Football Show described ASM and Almiron as 'chaos theory on legs' and that seems about right.

Quite like this :thup:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12:51:30 AM
Comparing him to Jonas - a leaden-footed workhorse - is perhaps the worst shout of all time.

I'll compare Almiron to Obertan and Joelinton with Cisse, if t helps make it clearer.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 01:13:26 AM
He's nothing like Jonas like, he was just a work horse, an Argentine James Milner (that isn't a dig)

ASM is a maverick like Hatem, he is quicker than HBA but not as good a dribbler.

Exciting prospect.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:13:57 AM
He's nothing like Jonas like, he was just a work horse, an Argentine James Milner (that isn't a dig)

ASM is a maverick like Hatem, he is quicker than HBA but not as good a dribbler.

Exciting prospect.

I agree, at any other club.

Right now, with Bruce in charge of tactics, we're getting Jonas.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:41:54 AM
i'm rather unhappy with him tbh; him, almiron, joelinton, the longstaffs, hayden and so on

they're making it really f***ing hard not to care/watch because i like so many of them i don't want them to fail on a personal level but still want bruce/ashley to burn

not happy at all
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: David Edgar on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 06:25:07 AM
ASM is a maverick like Hatem, he is quicker than HBA but not as good at dribbling, decision making, passing nor shooting.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Zero on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:11:32 AM
He is just too quick that he needs a lot of experience to iron out his finishing moves. Most of the time he has “overdone” himself where he should pass or shoot a few steps earlier

Unbelievable talent
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:15:06 AM
The comparisons with Jonas are pretty s*** tbh, agree with the others who are pointing this out. ASM is far more of a direct threat.

I wouldn't really compare him with HBA either. Hatem was actually genuine quality in the final third. If he was getting on the end of those chances Maximin is getting, he would be burying them no doubt. The only reason he never became a great player was his attitude.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:36:03 AM
I’d love it if from corners we just left Almiron on the half way line and ASM either with him or halfway between the box and halfway line. Defenders would brick it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 09:26:53 AM
I'd accept a comparison between Almiron and Jonas, but ASM and Jonas? Naaaah :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 10:18:00 AM
I barely watched anything but I love seeing him with the ball at feet. His end product and decision making is clearly not there and it’s questionable whether it ever will be, but he wouldn’t be here if it was
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: huss9 on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 11:01:35 AM
f*** me, if u didnt love this guy before.....


http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2019/11/05/saint-maximin-destroys-sunderland-fan-with-hilarious-post-on-social-media/
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12:15:36 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Boo Boy on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 01:33:15 PM
I barely watched anything but I love seeing him with the ball at feet. His end product and decision making is clearly not there and it’s questionable whether it ever will be, but he wouldn’t be here if it was

Absolutely this. Got bags of pace and ability but nee brain to pick the right pass, cross or finish. if or when he does he will be playing for a champions league team.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Benwell Lad on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 01:40:35 PM
Can't think of any previous Newcastle player to compare him too, comparisons to Jonas and HBA seem equally wide of the mark for completely different reasons.
The only player I see like him is Traore although ASM is even trickier and potentially better.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:23:50 PM
He's a bag of revels.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:34:05 PM
(https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/football/2017/03/15/Screen-Shot-2017-03-15-at-09-39-02_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqVHzyo7OuTI5InyeNX_T1jNG_s0UfKn9AlF9FDZj1Cg4.png?imwidth=450)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:39:55 PM
Gives you a tingle in your balls, this lad.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: jackyboy on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 02:47:31 PM
His old manager says that defenders just don't know what he's going to do next, unfortunately, nor do his team mates and nor does he
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HawK on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 03:01:08 PM
Same thing was said of Lomana Lualua
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 03:43:27 PM
And Faustino Asprilla
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: 1964 on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 03:58:40 PM
And Donald Trump
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 04:57:01 PM
Don’t think there’s much wrong with his decision making to be honest. From what I’ve seen he knows when to release the ball, knows when to run with the ball. His end product could improve but his decision making is what’s pleasantly surprised me. I was expecting him to look lively but run down blind alleys, shoot when he should pass, etc but I think he’s been sound there.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 05:57:19 PM
He's almost certainly going to be scapegoated as wasteful and dropped for Atsu at some point like.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 06:06:26 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 06:48:55 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Players that try to attack get all the stick while the Colbacks of the world get called solid.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 06:56:22 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Sean on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:02:25 PM
The comparisons with Jonas are pretty s*** tbh, agree with the others who are pointing this out. ASM is far more of a direct threat.

I wouldn't really compare him with HBA either. Hatem was actually genuine quality in the final third. If he was getting on the end of those chances Maximin is getting, he would be burying them no doubt. The only reason he never became a great player was his attitude.

Tbf Hatem might have missed clean through like ASM did the other day...if he tried to take it round the keeper, twice. He was in a different league to this boy in terms of ability and end product.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:03:45 PM
Comparisons to HBA are wide of the mark as HBA was smashing them into the top corner for 25 yards from his first game. ASM is too much of an unfinished article, and I don't think he will become a top player as he does lack that clinical edge, but I hope he proves me wrong. Certainly won't be improving under this oaf of a manager.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Rod on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 07:23:49 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.
This
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 08:34:51 PM
He's almost certainly going to be scapegoated as wasteful and dropped for Atsu at some point like.

Not sure about that, him and Almiron allow Bruce to say he plays attacking football.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Zero on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 03:13:21 AM
If I have to draw a comparison with ASM, my choice would be Kaka
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 08:08:58 AM
Think this fella will be the target of some early leg-crunching tackles by opposition defenders from now on, to try to stop him running as fast.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HawK on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 08:27:35 AM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

That said, he's pretty much my new favourite player, along with the Longstaffs for obvious nepotic reasons :)

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10:34:41 AM
Getting this guy for what £16 million was tremendous IMO. It's just such a shame we don't have the manager to get the best out of him. Despite that i think he will do well enough to get a lot of attention next summer from better clubs.

When I look at what Fornals at West Ham and even Pepe at Arsenal have done so far. I'm not sure either have shown anywhere near the same threat and ability. Those two cost an absolute ton of money too. Sarr at Watford can't even get a game and he cost loads too.

If this guy was at a club that was anyway half decent at going forward he'd be looking even better. Slot him in the Bournemouth team for example. We are a joke with the ball and it's a wonder he's even looked so dangerous.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:04:05 PM
In a weird sort of way, I think our haphazard style of attack might actually suit him. Not sure how he'd fair in a more organised attacking unit, whereas for us he can just pick up the ball and start running. :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:30:40 PM
If I have to draw a comparison with ASM, my choice would be Kaka

Nah, Kaka was more like HBA, certainly at Milan first time round.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:32:43 PM
You guys are so sweet, thanks.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:34:03 PM
In a weird sort of way, I think our haphazard style of attack might actually suit him. Not sure how he'd fair in a more organised attacking unit, whereas for us he can just pick up the ball and start running. :lol:

:thup:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:39:43 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:49:52 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

Yup, I concur.

He's already actually put in a few decent balls with no one in position to capitalise.

However, you can see he is at times being a bit selfish as he really wants to score his first goal, which I can't blame him for really. Especially when you see the videos from training of him blasting them in.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 01:50:15 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.
This

I was speaking in more general terms from earlier matches I've seen. I haven't seen highlights from the West Ham match so I'll just take your word for it and hope it's an anomaly rather than the norm for him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: triggs on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 02:20:27 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.
I think often players who are thought of as having "no end product" are underrated. Even if they're making silly decisions at times they're generally creating more chances than others are, like ASM is
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 02:57:29 PM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

This isn’t true though is it?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 02:58:31 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.
I think often players who are thought of as having "no end product" are underrated. Even if they're making silly decisions at times they're generally creating more chances than others are, like ASM is

59/223 for 'key passes' in the PL.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HawK on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 05:18:50 PM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

This isn’t true though is it?

Your reply makes no sense.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Sean on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10:53:32 PM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

That said, he's pretty much my new favourite player, along with the Longstaffs for obvious nepotic reasons :)

I don't have a favourite player any more, the enthusiasm has been completely drained from me. But if I did, it would certainly be a player Rafa signed, not one Ashley/who knows signed.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Sean on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10:58:55 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

I'd imagine from his 'highlight videos' online, as most show no end product after his many runs and tricks.

Also, from his career statistics? They aren't that great in weaker leagues to be fair.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Raconteur on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:37:40 AM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

That said, he's pretty much my new favourite player, along with the Longstaffs for obvious nepotic reasons :)

I don't have a favourite player any more, the enthusiasm has been completely drained from me. But if I did, it would certainly be a player Rafa signed, not one Ashley/who knows signed.

Would that rule HBA out - signed only because he was cheap with no consideration as to fitting him in?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Andy on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:42:07 AM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.

If he was a competent finisher he'd be playing for a top club tbh. Those one on ones are why he's here.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: STM on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:46:29 AM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

I'd imagine from his 'highlight videos' online, as most show no end product after his many runs and tricks.

Also, from his career statistics? They aren't that great in weaker leagues to be fair.

Hes 22 for f*** sake. Most attacking players dont hit their peak until 25 at the earliest.

What is with this fascination we have with trying to destroy players? ASM has transformed our attack with his pace, I dont need statistics to see that.

With his growing confidence and influence on our side, goals and assists will come, Almiron too.

Who would you rather in your side, someone like Richie who will definitely chip in with goals and assists but who will also slow the pace of our attacks right down.

I'd rather take a chance with these two young lads, who might, not guaranteed but might, turn into top class players very soon.

It's a no brainer in my eyes. On the other hand, Joelinton needs monitored closely, as we cant have a centre forward going for a dozen games with one goal, even if he too is raw.

BTW, this post wasnt specifically aimed at Sean.  :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: STM on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:50:21 AM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.

If he was a competent finisher he'd be playing for a top club tbh. Those one on ones are why he's here.

Again hes 22 and as much as I hate this club at the moment, the whole "if he was good he would be playing elsewhere", arguement is tiresome. That suggests there are no good players outside of the top 4/6 or whatever. Besides which, if he adds goals and assists, people will start saying, "we wont hold onto him for long."

 :lol: :lol: This club is depressing AF. They are either s**** or good but about be flogged. True mind.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 7 November 2019, 12:46:56 PM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

That said, he's pretty much my new favourite player, along with the Longstaffs for obvious nepotic reasons :)

I don't have a favourite player any more, the enthusiasm has been completely drained from me. But if I did, it would certainly be a player Rafa signed, not one Ashley/who knows signed.

Seems a bit of an extreme position to take. Not really the player's fault if he was signed by Ashley, I doubt he even knew who the owner was. I get the lack of enthusiasm in general for NUFC, it's the same for most of us, but I wouldn't hold that against a player.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Andy on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:01:49 PM
Could soon, if not already, suffer from the HBA-condition that he's running with the ball, has no options, tries to do it all by himself, fails thus fall subject to criticism due to the ineptitude of the manager and/or team because it was him that lost the ball.

Sorry, but you can’t blame anyone else for missing those howling sitters. You have to finish one on ones when you have that much time through on goal. Finishing was f***ing s**** and he will need to work on it.

If he was a competent finisher he'd be playing for a top club tbh. Those one on ones are why he's here.

Again hes 22 and as much as I hate this club at the moment, the whole "if he was good he would be playing elsewhere", arguement is tiresome. That suggests there are no good players outside of the top 4/6 or whatever. Besides which, if he adds goals and assists, people will start saying, "we wont hold onto him for long."

 :lol: :lol: This club is depressing AF. They are either s**** or good but about be flogged. True mind.

He's technically excellent, lightening quick, strong, direct and full of confidence running at defenders - it's not some tired cliché to say if he'd displayed with some competency that he could finish with composure as well at the age of 22, he would most certainly have been snapped up by a top club; especially in the current market where players like him are bought "just in case" they happen to turn good.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:02:55 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

I'd imagine from his 'highlight videos' online, as most show no end product after his many runs and tricks.

Also, from his career statistics? They aren't that great in weaker leagues to be fair.

Hes 22 for f*** sake. Most attacking players dont hit their peak until 25 at the earliest.

What is with this fascination we have with trying to destroy players? ASM has transformed our attack with his pace, I dont need statistics to see that.

With his growing confidence and influence on our side, goals and assists will come, Almiron too.

Who would you rather in your side, someone like Richie who will definitely chip in with goals and assists but who will also slow the pace of our attacks right down.

I'd rather take a chance with these two young lads, who might, not guaranteed but might, turn into top class players very soon.

It's a no brainer in my eyes. On the other hand, Joelinton needs monitored closely, as we cant have a centre forward going for a dozen games with one goal, even if he too is raw.

BTW, this post wasnt specifically aimed at Sean.  :lol:

The bit in bold seems an odd thing to say. I think everyone would prefer to have someone in the team that scores and creates, no matter who it is, to someone that runs with the ball but doesn't score or create. If he brings that to his game (I am sure he will), then all that running he does will be worth it, but without any goals and assists, the running is all pretty pointless if it doesn't bring anything to the play. Maybe put him on the bench and he can do some keepy ups in front of you to keep you entertained while we have someone on the pitch chipping in with goals and assists. Keep everyone happy then.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:18:25 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

I'd imagine from his 'highlight videos' online, as most show no end product after his many runs and tricks.

Also, from his career statistics? They aren't that great in weaker leagues to be fair.

Hes 22 for f*** sake. Most attacking players dont hit their peak until 25 at the earliest.

What is with this fascination we have with trying to destroy players? ASM has transformed our attack with his pace, I dont need statistics to see that.

With his growing confidence and influence on our side, goals and assists will come, Almiron too.

Who would you rather in your side, someone like Richie who will definitely chip in with goals and assists but who will also slow the pace of our attacks right down.

I'd rather take a chance with these two young lads, who might, not guaranteed but might, turn into top class players very soon.

It's a no brainer in my eyes. On the other hand, Joelinton needs monitored closely, as we cant have a centre forward going for a dozen games with one goal, even if he too is raw.

BTW, this post wasnt specifically aimed at Sean.  :lol:

The bit in bold seems an odd thing to say. I think everyone would prefer to have someone in the team that scores and creates, no matter who it is, to someone that runs with the ball but doesn't score or create. If he brings that to his game (I am sure he will), then all that running he does will be worth it, but without any goals and assists, the running is all pretty pointless if it doesn't bring anything to the play. Maybe put him on the bench and he can do some keepy ups in front of you to keep you entertained while we have someone on the pitch chipping in with goals and assists. Keep everyone happy then.

Very narrow view of looking at things. Almiron and Maximin might not have technically created or scored the goals, but they frightened the life out of West Ham's defence, and their running was pretty much instrumental in all the goals.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:23:33 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.

I'd imagine from his 'highlight videos' online, as most show no end product after his many runs and tricks.

Also, from his career statistics? They aren't that great in weaker leagues to be fair.

Hes 22 for f*** sake. Most attacking players dont hit their peak until 25 at the earliest.

What is with this fascination we have with trying to destroy players? ASM has transformed our attack with his pace, I dont need statistics to see that.

With his growing confidence and influence on our side, goals and assists will come, Almiron too.

Who would you rather in your side, someone like Richie who will definitely chip in with goals and assists but who will also slow the pace of our attacks right down.

I'd rather take a chance with these two young lads, who might, not guaranteed but might, turn into top class players very soon.

It's a no brainer in my eyes. On the other hand, Joelinton needs monitored closely, as we cant have a centre forward going for a dozen games with one goal, even if he too is raw.

BTW, this post wasnt specifically aimed at Sean.  :lol:

The bit in bold seems an odd thing to say. I think everyone would prefer to have someone in the team that scores and creates, no matter who it is, to someone that runs with the ball but doesn't score or create. If he brings that to his game (I am sure he will), then all that running he does will be worth it, but without any goals and assists, the running is all pretty pointless if it doesn't bring anything to the play. Maybe put him on the bench and he can do some keepy ups in front of you to keep you entertained while we have someone on the pitch chipping in with goals and assists. Keep everyone happy then.

Very narrow view of looking at things. Almiron and Maximin might not have technically created or scored the goals, but they frightened the life out of West Ham's defence, and their running was pretty much instrumental in all the goals.

It was very narrow minded. Was just being an arse basically.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 7 November 2019, 05:03:51 PM
Where are people getting this no end product/lack of decision making stuff from? He’s played about 4 games and been instrumental. Bit early to make claims of no end product like, sounds like lazy rhetoric to me.
I think often players who are thought of as having "no end product" are underrated. Even if they're making silly decisions at times they're generally creating more chances than others are, like ASM is

(https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/image/upload/c_fill,w_912,h_516,f_auto,q_auto,g_auto/shape/cover/sport/597089016bd5c579b200001b.jpg)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 7 November 2019, 05:14:06 PM
Would like to see you needlessly run infield with ball, stop, wait a second and then pass it back to the centre half. It's a special skill.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 7 November 2019, 05:33:33 PM
OK Boomer.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRC on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:10:04 PM
This thread should just be a 27 page w*** fest. The man is class.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:34:46 PM
This thread should just be a 27 page w*** fest. The man is class.

i love watching him, is there anyone else in the league at the moment who can ghost past people through the middle of the pitch like he does?  that's what has surprised me the most about him, assumed he was going to be a straight up winger but what's setting him aside is that defenders can't send him inside as he's just tearing through them when they do it as easily as he can out wide

as others have said considering he's playing under steve f***ing bruce and team that clearly has no attacking plan he's doing remarkably well imo
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRC on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:38:27 PM
This thread should just be a 27 page w*** fest. The man is class.

i love watching him, is there anyone else in the league at the moment who can ghost past people through the middle of the pitch like he does?  that's what has surprised me the most about him, assumed he was going to be a straight up winger but what's setting him aside is that defenders can't send him inside as he's just tearing through them when they do it as easily as he can out wide

as others have said considering he's playing under steve f***ing bruce and team that clearly has no attacking plan he's doing remarkably well imo

He makes me forget we have Steve Bruce. I don't think I'd even bother watching games this season if we didn't have him and Schar
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:45:02 PM
This thread should just be a 27 page w*** fest. The man is class.

i love watching him, is there anyone else in the league at the moment who can ghost past people through the middle of the pitch like he does?  that's what has surprised me the most about him, assumed he was going to be a straight up winger but what's setting him aside is that defenders can't send him inside as he's just tearing through them when they do it as easily as he can out wide

as others have said considering he's playing under steve f***ing bruce and team that clearly has no attacking plan he's doing remarkably well imo

He makes me forget we have Steve Bruce. I don't think I'd even bother watching games this season if we didn't have him and Schar

agreed, this plus willing almiron to succeed because if anyone deserves to do so for attitude and workrate it's almiron
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HTT on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:56:51 PM
Sissoko if he was a winger...

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 7 November 2019, 06:58:00 PM
wat
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:23:54 PM
Sissoko if he was a winger...



Stick to long posts.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: RS on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:28:20 PM
Quote from: TRC link=topic=103125.msg7100535#msg7100535 date

He makes me forget we have Steve Bruce. I don't think I'd even bother watching games this season if we didn't have him and Schar
Chances are we won’t have either in February.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:28:44 PM
This thread should just be a 27 page w*** fest. The man is class.

Exactly.

Fans of other clubs raving about how exciting he is, our own fans full of critique with no grounds whatsoever.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:34:10 PM
Enjoy the good moments when they come. The main reason ASM and Almiron play for us is because they have glaring weaknesses to their game and no better club wanted to take a risk on them. Better clubs from all over Europe will have scouted them out and decided against them. It's not often nowadays that a club unearths a hidden gem, Kante springs to mind.

That said, he's pretty much my new favourite player, along with the Longstaffs for obvious nepotic reasons :)

I don't have a favourite player any more, the enthusiasm has been completely drained from me. But if I did, it would certainly be a player Rafa signed, not one Ashley/who knows signed.

So over the top man. My goodness :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Menace on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:52:40 PM
Like a 14 year old telling you you can't play with that guy cause he doesn't like him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HTT on Thursday 7 November 2019, 07:56:39 PM
Sissoko if he was a winger...



Stick to long posts.

Haven’t seen him play in all honesty, just playing cliche bingo in the hope I can quote myself in a few years to say ‘Told You So’

My mate has seen every game this season and he’s usually a good judge of a player and says he’s the kind of dynamic/difference of a player Robert/Bellamy was under Sir Bobby to an average team, only he’s managed by Bruce and we don’t have a Shearer up front. I guess we do have Carroll I suppose..

Oh :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 7 November 2019, 08:24:51 PM
His footwork reminds me a bit of Cabella. He's just got that pace and strength Cabella lacked.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 7 November 2019, 09:22:31 PM
Bellamy is an interesting comparison.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:02:44 PM
Bellamy is a good shout. I remember when he first signed he missed some right sitters where he was one one one. He turned out canny though, so hopefully the same happens.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:16:58 PM
His footwork reminds me a bit of Cabella. He's just got that pace and strength Cabella lacked.

Good shout. Did like Remy.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:20:41 PM
Cannot remember a thing about Cabella. Peak Pardew/Carver malaise, I barely watched any games. What was wrong with him? Weak or just s***?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:22:00 PM
His footwork reminds me a bit of Cabella. He's just got that pace and strength Cabella lacked.

Good shout. Did like Remy.

Nah he's on about Cabella.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Disco on Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:25:59 PM
His footwork reminds me a bit of Cabella. He's just got that pace and strength Cabella lacked.

Good shout. Did like Remy.

Nah he's on about Cabella.

:kinnear:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRC on Friday 8 November 2019, 12:10:37 AM
Cannot remember a thing about Cabella. Peak Pardew/Carver malaise, I barely watched any games. What was wrong with him? Weak or just s***?

Apparently he won player of the month for us in Jan 2014 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Friday 8 November 2019, 12:14:21 AM
His footwork reminds me a bit of Cabella. He's just got that pace and strength Cabella lacked.

Good shout. Did like Remy.

Nah he's on about Cabella.

:kinnear:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 8 November 2019, 06:18:34 AM
Cannot remember a thing about Cabella. Peak Pardew/Carver malaise, I barely watched any games. What was wrong with him? Weak or just s***?

Apparently he won player of the month for us in Jan 2014 :lol:

I’m sure it was around then that he had a blinder down at Stamford Bridge (still lost like).
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Friday 8 November 2019, 01:14:15 PM
ASM’s ability to keep hold of the ball and or beat 1-2 players at pace is incredible. Often times you think he may lose it but he keeps it or advances with the ball. He’s the best dribbler we’ve had since Hatem.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 9 November 2019, 05:28:40 PM
In the first half of the first half I thought they'd figured out how to stop him causing problems. But he just always finds a way to create something.

Not worried at all. You worry when they aren't creating or getting chances, he's doing everything else right.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 9 November 2019, 05:29:20 PM
And at least today means they can't start a "No goals or assists" thing for him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 9 November 2019, 06:25:34 PM
They compare Almiron to Duncan f***ing Watmore in RTG man. Thick b******s.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Johneddy on Saturday 9 November 2019, 06:28:31 PM
They compare Almiron to Duncan f***ing Watmore in RTG man. Thick b******s.

Well come on they need plenty of straws to grasp at these days man - held the mighty Gills today as well  :naughty:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Rafalove on Sunday 10 November 2019, 12:05:23 AM
His footwork is unbelievable
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:02:54 AM
There’s not a single defender who will want to deal with ASM busting a lung up the pitch on a long ball off a set piece defended by Newcastle. This lad is absolutely terrifying defenders. As soon as he gets that goal he’s going to be unreal to defend against.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Aiston on Sunday 10 November 2019, 08:34:59 AM
Three 1-on-1's missed already, score ffs, deserves a goal. He's been great.

edit: Wait, 4.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 10 November 2019, 09:14:26 AM
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 10 November 2019, 09:22:57 AM
Won 4 drawn 1 lost 1 with him starting.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 10 November 2019, 11:20:13 AM
the chance where the keeper took it off him and almiron pelted it at him on the deck was like performance art :lol:

i'm mainly watching the games now to see how the manage to contrive not to score now
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 November 2019, 06:34:52 PM
What on Earth is this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Syu5rA74u1Q
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 11 November 2019, 06:46:19 PM
What on Earth is this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Syu5rA74u1Q

I'm not entirely sure but I'm pretty positive that's engrained on my brain forever now thanks
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: huss9 on Monday 11 November 2019, 06:54:28 PM
What on Earth is this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Syu5rA74u1Q

I'm not entirely sure but I'm pretty positive that's engrained on my brain forever now thanks

well f*** me, that's class.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 11 November 2019, 06:55:50 PM
Genuinely haven't stopped singing it in my head since watching it :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: 1964 on Monday 11 November 2019, 07:08:23 PM
Considering we can't get the blaydon races right, the chances of that sounding anything other than a mumbling ramble are zero
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Dinho lad on Monday 11 November 2019, 07:22:13 PM

I think Kennedy's flip was better, I don't think he needed to touch the ground.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sh74 on Monday 11 November 2019, 07:24:15 PM
What on Earth is this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Syu5rA74u1Q
was there a picture of him in there dressed as Conan the barbarian?  ;D
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Monday 11 November 2019, 09:17:17 PM
still can't believe that foul called on him when he was going for that clearance in the 2nd half
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Monday 11 November 2019, 09:31:41 PM
still can't believe that foul called on him when he was going for that clearance in the 2nd half

Thought Atkinson was rubbish all match
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: huss9 on Monday 11 November 2019, 11:35:00 PM
still can't believe that foul called on him when he was going for that clearance in the 2nd half

Thought Atkinson was rubbish all match

poorest refereeing so far ths season at SJP.
even the linesman didnt flag that ASM foul.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: frankpingel on Monday 18 November 2019, 03:38:57 PM
Taking calls on Total Sport this Thursday apparently.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 18 November 2019, 03:59:05 PM
Taking calls on Total Sport this Thursday apparently.

That could be fun.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Menace on Monday 18 November 2019, 08:25:40 PM
Sooner or later, this will all backfire. When we go 10 games without a win and he gets abused on Twitter it won't all be memes and funny jokes.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 19 November 2019, 03:27:14 PM
Sooner or later, this will all backfire. When we go 10 games without a win and he gets abused on Twitter it won't all be memes and funny jokes.

:lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Charlies on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:08:03 PM
Hes on bbc Newcastle now.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:12:49 PM
Hes on bbc Newcastle now.
"I don’t give a f*** if I don’t score"

nice
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:25:57 PM
Seriously? Banter.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:27:16 PM
He clarified he means if the team wins. Their reaction to him saying 'f***' live on air is what made me laugh :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Charlies on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:46:47 PM
And "s***" :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Thursday 21 November 2019, 06:54:06 PM
Said he prefers playing on the left than the right.

But thinks his best position is number 10 because he can be free to go anywhere.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Charlies on Thursday 21 November 2019, 07:05:58 PM
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Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 21 November 2019, 07:11:25 PM
:lol: Good lad.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: STM on Thursday 21 November 2019, 07:23:51 PM
Even made Ando laugh.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 21 November 2019, 07:35:40 PM
What a man.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Sima on Thursday 21 November 2019, 08:06:49 PM
ASM makes my exile difficult.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 21 November 2019, 08:12:55 PM
Top lad. :)
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Willow on Thursday 21 November 2019, 09:27:01 PM
He's so likeable. Think he's got a very bright future ahead of him on what I've seen so far, on and off the pitch.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: samptime29 on Thursday 21 November 2019, 10:41:37 PM
 :lol: Love this guy
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Consortium of one on Friday 22 November 2019, 05:11:26 PM
I <3 ASM
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Tyne81 on Sunday 24 November 2019, 09:36:21 AM
The irony of this guy making Bruce look way better then the sum of his parts after the way he tret Ben Arfa. I really like this player but I want to see what SDFC look like if he was out injured for 4 or 5 games. Reality would well and truly kick in.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Sunday 24 November 2019, 02:36:17 PM
After the love Saint-Maximin has had this week you just knew The Chronicle would come out with a Rafa Benitez didn’t want Saint-Maximin headline :laugh:

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 24 November 2019, 02:43:17 PM
The only person that's bad for is St Max. There are some that will slate him just because of that.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Conjo on Sunday 24 November 2019, 06:08:50 PM
The irony of this guy making Bruce look way better then the sum of his parts after the way he tret Ben Arfa. I really like this player but I want to see what SDFC look like if he was out injured for 4 or 5 games. Reality would well and truly kick in.

Yup. I like the guy but he's pulling us back into the "all you need is a little bit of magic/luck"-era we had under Pardew which sadly does seem to work if you just want to stay above the worst teams in the league. Best we can hope for is that they're not able to replace the talent as they are sold on in the future for profit.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 25 November 2019, 09:08:14 PM
Our gameplan seems to be... give it to this lad
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 25 November 2019, 09:15:05 PM
Basically a less talented and less productive Ben Arfa.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 25 November 2019, 09:23:04 PM
Basically a less talented and less productive Ben Arfa.

I'd take a slightly less talented ASM on the right too
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Aiston on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:13:30 PM
That spin deep in their half, only to run the ball out of play. Sums him up.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Amir_9 on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:17:04 PM
The least of our problems right now and should start every game either way
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Rafalove on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:17:37 PM
He’s at least fun to watch
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Shearergol on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:18:28 PM
He’s at least fun to watch

He would be in a different team. Not much fun seeing him run with the ball for 70 yards then putting it out for a throw in.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:22:02 PM

I’d simply emigrate if this lad was out the team, gash tonight but we’d be horrendous without him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:24:51 PM
Our gameplan seems to be... give it to this lad

That's all it is. Shame his end product is dire.

No good being a world record sprinter if you trip up at 98m every time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Ikon on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:26:21 PM
Takes to long before we manage to get the ball out to him, he's crowded out before he gets it. If we were able to build our play up and move the ball around quickly enough from on side to another or from wherever  then he would receive it and have some more space. Same things goes on all over the pitch. We have no one in the centre who can dictate the play and tempo and daw other players to free up other areas of the pitch. Simply put, no shape or fluidity whatsoever, clueless "team".
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 25 November 2019, 10:27:12 PM
Even attempting a roulette 2-0 down in the 70th minute is embarrassing, but to f*** it up as well. :lol:

What a club.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Monday 25 November 2019, 11:29:41 PM
That spin deep in their half, only to run the ball out of play. Sums him up.

Agree. He's dangerous, but puts his tricks above the team when it counts. End result, zero goals.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 25 November 2019, 11:31:38 PM
Even attempting a roulette 2-0 down in the 70th minute is embarrassing, but to f*** it up as well. :lol:

What a club.

he did that? got to say I'm a fan tbh
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Zero on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 06:34:21 AM
He would be off the coming summer no matter we relegate or not. Big teams know how to bring the best out of ASM.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 06:53:06 AM
Takes people on with ease, gets into the final third and hasn’t got a clue what to do with it. All ends up pretty pointless with no end product.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:34:45 AM
He was literally kicked every time he took someone on.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: geordiedean on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 01:04:24 PM
Another one who will never score
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Mr Logic on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 01:18:12 PM
Confession re your dating eligibility?
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Consortium of one on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 01:25:57 PM
Right now he's our only offensive outlet and he's not good enough to fill that role.  The man needs help.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 02:10:53 PM
He's looked far more likely to score than our #9 and our #24
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: SAK on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 09:14:22 PM
Don't think he is as bad as some are making out. Had a decent shot that Heaton saved. When he does get into the final third there's no one with him. The rare occasion someone is there they mess it up see pass to Almiron which he miscontrolled and lost the attacking momentum.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HarmonyFles on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 06:02:19 AM
Another one who will never score

I'm confident Allan is one who'll eventually come good. He's averaeges one goal(ish) per 10 games throughout his career so he's about due to score now lol
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Raconteur on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 06:27:06 AM
He would be off the coming summer no matter we relegate or not. Big teams know how to bring the best out of ASM.

Not even "big clubs" - any sensible manager would get more out of him than Brewcie is at the moment. He could be a real asset to a team that had drilled players around him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HTT on Friday 29 November 2019, 02:03:12 AM
First time I’ve seen him play, albeit for 45 mins only (first half vs Villa). First impression, obviously he has pace, can carry the ball, is a bag of tricks and has some ability.

However, from what I saw, he also looks weak under any challenge fronted up directly face to face, over runs/does things at critical moments when required to pause and think more, tries too hard a lot which positionally will be an issue in terms of discipline to the team’s shape, tactics and system, not that I saw any evidence of that, and above all else, I saw no footballing brain/or final ball/final third intelligence in terms of link up play and decision making.

He basically seems to play off the cuff, in patches, uninvolved unless with the ball at feet running straight against one v one, over the top or from a break away he suddenly gets to go and try to spring from.

In short lots of aye candy, little end product. Similar to Almiron, but with less awareness of a quick playing pass on or not or others around him in which to combine with effectively and simply.

A one man show perhaps. He’ll excite, but under Bruce those rough, raw edges of his won’t be smoothed out and fine tuned to develop him into a more rounded player not just all about pace, tricks and dribbling in a direct way. I think Atsu is a better footballer in terms of nous, decision making, team shape discipline and a recognition towards others around him.

Individualism, however, Atsu doesn’t have anywhere near the same levels of ability, skill or ball carrying capabilities.

I can see why, if true, Rafa wouldn’t have chosen this player for the club to sign over say others. He’s a bit hot or cold, hit or miss. What I do know even given what little I saw, is that neither him or Almiron are going to prosper with Joelinton as the centre-forward, which he’s simply not. Nor much of a footballer full stop. Being able to hold the ball up deep back to goal and lay it off with a simple ball is all good and well, but if you don’t move around much, anticipate anything, get into the box and take up good centre-forward positions and simply stand about static waiting for a perfect cross, pass, through ball or to be on the ball to let off a strike free in space or without a challenge, you’re not going to score goals, or be much of a penalty box threat.

Rondon was all of that inside the box and could do a lot outside of the box, his play perfect for Perez and Almiron for example. I’m not sure who would be a good fit with ASM, Rondon maybe, maybe not. Joelinton or Carroll? No chance. Gayle is probably more suited and vice versa.

Looking at things, it seems the club is back to bring bringing in players with no idea as to where they will fit in, how they will add to the team and most of all, what they offer the manager the most and best as to his own formation, tactics, style of play and who or not he can use effectively.

Pardew all over again.

Maybe, just maybe, the fact Bruce himself has no real plan or set way of playing etc. might just work in his favour more than it should. Until there comes a time he’ll have to formulate something of his own/on his own.

That’s where things will get hilarousuly bad, to laugh at or to cry at. Depends how you want this all to pan out. Me, crash and burn please.

Thus far, he’s riding on Rafa’s blueprint and even then he doesn’t have the nous to get the team playing together that way off the ball in ways that defensively in terms of shape, tactics, discipline, pressing and being hard to break down, we can realistically get something from every game played set up that way. Wait until it all breaks down, look forward to hammerings, long runs without a win and football that would make Rafa’s brand look like KK’s Entertainers 2.0.

That said, he’s one of us, he’s a nice guy and doing his best, no-one else could do any better under Ashley I’m sure.

Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Friday 29 November 2019, 01:34:45 PM
with all do respect you watched him in his worst match for us by a mile.

Have a look at his performance versus Man United and West Ham to have a proper view of how he plays.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 30 November 2019, 10:23:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT-0tgfNUOo
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: HTT on Saturday 30 November 2019, 12:02:51 PM
Cult hero man, f*** off he hasn’t done anything :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 30 November 2019, 12:25:29 PM
I think I read his family (parents) are going to their first match today to see him. I hope this man is ready to turn it up and get a goal.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Saturday 30 November 2019, 01:21:15 PM
He's good for us because no one else knows how to take the ball forward, but he makes stupid decisions a lot of the time.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 30 November 2019, 02:57:40 PM
He's good for us because no one else knows how to take the ball forward, but he makes stupid decisions a lot of the time.

We’ve been crying out for a decent carrier of the ball for a good while.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: TRon on Saturday 30 November 2019, 03:02:32 PM
He's good for us because no one else knows how to take the ball forward, but he makes stupid decisions a lot of the time.

We’ve been crying out for a decent carrier of the ball for a good while.

Imagine if we had four or five of them.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Gallowgate End on Saturday 30 November 2019, 03:03:33 PM
Cult hero man, f*** off he hasn’t done anything :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: covmag on Saturday 30 November 2019, 03:12:59 PM
If he had an end product he’d be some player.

Still feel better with him in the team
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 30 November 2019, 05:05:01 PM
Perhaps he’d have more assists if our CF wasn’t so bad at finding any proper attacking positions in the box
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 30 November 2019, 05:08:48 PM
Cult hero man, f*** off he hasn’t done anything :lol:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: LV on Saturday 30 November 2019, 05:18:56 PM
I love him.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 1 December 2019, 03:43:40 PM
(https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78538419_3564427130234174_8790096844135858176_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=pAEhlBd1fv8AQnFff2Lm6cMnyCIRtkm55G2vpJFhpzN9Phr2HQJ9zzs2g&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-1.fna&oh=feacd605e8aa944c5badb67dbb8a2a30&oe=5E8C1487)

:lol: :aww:
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 1 December 2019, 03:47:54 PM
1,2
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Sunday 1 December 2019, 04:48:44 PM
He's like an olympic sprinter who flys out of the traps, leads everyone else and then falls over at 98m every race :lol:.

He'll undoubtedly have effective games and contribute but he appears to have very little football intelligence compared to someone like a Solano.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 1 December 2019, 05:43:26 PM
If he had Solano's end product he'd be playing Champions League football.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Minhosa on Sunday 1 December 2019, 05:47:31 PM
If he had Solano's end product he'd be playing Champions League football.

Clearly - it was to outline a contrast between a sprinter and a footballer.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 1 December 2019, 08:14:06 PM
We've not had anyone as clever as Solano since he left.

The team doesn't help ASM like. Yesterday he was carrying it forward and both Joelinton and Almiron just stood still in the space he was moving towards like a pair of mugs.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 2 December 2019, 04:23:56 PM
Aye chemistry between the front three is non existent.
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: RS on Monday 2 December 2019, 04:25:31 PM
We've not had anyone as clever as Solano since he left.

The team doesn't help ASM like. Yesterday he was carrying it forward and both Joelinton and Almiron just stood still in the space he was moving towards like a pair of mugs.

Coaching by a centre half
Title: Re: Allan Saint-Maximin
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 4 December 2019, 01:37:47 PM
Saint Allan as a Panini sticker/religious icon. What dinner breaks are made for.

(https://i.imgur.com/4Ox7hly.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KvrXIU7.jpg)