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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1475 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 04:02:52 pm »
No point in exerting vitriol towards the likes of Longstaff or any other player who comes out with soundbites that don't suit the anti-Bruce/anti-Ashley agenda. The players probably do want the fans to get behind the manager - I can't imagine they take much pleasure from playing in front of an antagonistic crowd. It's not in their interests to be part of a team that gets relegated, regardless of your own opinions on how you want the club to fare. Every single player at the club is an employee and a professional first and foremost, not a fan, and their own self-interests will always be at heart, which is just human nature.

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Yep, bang on. The point I was trying to make but made better.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1476 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 05:20:55 pm »
Really unsure still. Seems one paced.
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Offline Kanji

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1477 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:06:50 pm »
Would have ripped the net off in that first half shot had it not been tipped
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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1478 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:10:04 pm »
Getting better bit by bit as the rust comes off.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1479 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:13:03 pm »
Getting better bit by bit as the rust comes off.

my thoughts exactly
So raise your fists and march around
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I'll jail and bury those committed
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I'm deep inside your children
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« Reply #1480 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:25:18 pm »
Really unsure still. Seems one paced.

Hard to tell where his fitness levels are at after that injury like, looks lacking in confidence too. Having said that, while his performance wasn't great it's another good result with him and Hayden in the centre of midfield, which I'm inclined to think isn't a coincidence.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1482 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:28:28 pm »
Really unsure still. Seems one paced.

Hard to tell where his fitness levels are at after that injury like, looks lacking in confidence too. Having said that, while his performance wasn't great it's another good result with him and Hayden in the centre of midfield, which I'm inclined to think isn't a coincidence.

thought he got caught/f***ed up a couple of times early on on the ball and it really affected him, him and hayden then seemed to concentrate more on the defensive side and keeping things solid and he seemed to settle down

one of the big features of his play last season was his forward play, hope he can recover that or he's just gonna be another mctominay
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline xLiaaamx

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1483 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 07:30:14 pm »
He's started against Arsenal and Spurs. Let's give him a game like Watford at home next week before we say he's got nothing offensively.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1484 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 08:18:45 pm »
Would have ripped the net off in that first half shot had it not been tipped

Should have squared it to Atsu though..

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1485 on: Sunday 25 August 2019, 08:21:06 pm »
I'm sure Atsu would have buried it.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1486 on: Monday 26 August 2019, 09:53:27 am »
Him and Hayden are our best midfield partnership, the rest can serve as back up.

Offline nemtizz

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1487 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:22:57 am »
How did he play? Just watching the highlights. What a ball for Schar's header miss.

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« Reply #1488 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:51:35 am »
Still looks a bit sloppy imo. If his form was a 9 last year on a scale. He’s playing at w 4.5 to 5. He’s not making those same tackles and he’s not playing the ball as quickly as he did last year as often. He’s arguably still my favorite player we have right now not named Schar. He’ll get back there I’m sure.
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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1489 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 10:27:46 am »
Kanji :thup:

Offline Optimistic Nut

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1490 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 10:43:48 am »
He's fine when he's got time on the ball but seems to give it away sloppily under pressure.
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« Reply #1491 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 11:47:56 am »
He's fine when he's got time on the ball but seems to give it away sloppily under pressure.

That's odd because when he broke through that was one of his best qualities. He knew what he could do with the ball before he got it and rarely gave it away.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1492 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:49:25 pm »
He is learning to take more risk. Give him time.

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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1493 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 12:54:41 pm »
I honestly think he’s just getting back to the speed of football and we’re much less organized than last season obviously so it’s adding to it. He’s our best midfielder imo and will and should keep his place.
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« Reply #1494 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 09:35:36 pm »
Yep, he had a pretty bad injury and he’s coming back into chaos under Bruce where there once was order under Rafa. I’m really concerned Bruce is going to ruin him.

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« Reply #1495 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 10:02:41 pm »
Yep, he had a pretty bad injury and he’s coming back into chaos under Bruce where there once was order under Rafa. I’m really concerned Bruce is going to ruin him.

I don’t think he’ll ‘ruin’ anyone. He didn’t do Maguire & Robertson any harm for instance. If a player is good enough they can still shine through his s***.
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« Reply #1496 on: Sunday 1 September 2019, 10:13:18 pm »
Hope you’re right. I trusted Rafa to hone him, shame he has to endure trying to shine through Bruce’s s*** though.

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« Reply #1497 on: Monday 2 September 2019, 05:49:08 am »
Yep, he had a pretty bad injury and he’s coming back into chaos under Bruce where there once was order under Rafa. I’m really concerned Bruce is going to ruin him.

I don’t think he’ll ‘ruin’ anyone. He didn’t do Maguire & Robertson any harm for instance. If a player is good enough they can still shine through his s***.

Maguire only broke into the team when Bruce packed the pip and bailed on the eve of the season after they were promoted - before that Bruce had him firmly on the bench even in the Championship.
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Re: Sean Longstaff
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Re: Sean Longstaff
« Reply #1499 on: Monday 2 September 2019, 09:25:12 am »
Yep, he had a pretty bad injury and he’s coming back into chaos under Bruce where there once was order under Rafa. I’m really concerned Bruce is going to ruin him.

I don’t think he’ll ‘ruin’ anyone. He didn’t do Maguire & Robertson any harm for instance. If a player is good enough they can still shine through his s***.

Maguire only broke into the team when Bruce packed the pip and bailed on the eve of the season after they were promoted - before that Bruce had him firmly on the bench even in the Championship.

And even if he played Robertson, it was more of a punt from Liverpool on him. No big fee transfer, no other big clubs interested. I don't think Liverpool ever intended for him to be anything but a back-up player.
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