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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1725 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:04:51 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

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« Reply #1726 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:07:10 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

There's absolutely nee chemistry between them, like. There's nowt silly in it, they just don't really click and, tbh, Ritchie's in a bit of s*** form. Not a lot coming off for him recently and he was quite poor today I thought. No coincidence we improved when Rafa took him off the left and ultimately off the pitch.

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« Reply #1727 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:07:13 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?

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« Reply #1728 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:14:26 PM »
Ritchie seems to be incapable of playing a first time ball.

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« Reply #1729 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:15:14 PM »
Ritchie seems to be incapable of playing a first time ball.

Or a cross or forwards pass to a teammate.
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« Reply #1730 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:48:24 PM »
His shot for the 2nd goal was straight out of Joselu's wishlist.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1731 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:50:14 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
I actually think that he resents him because he has all the quality that he doesn’t have and wishes he does have.

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« Reply #1732 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:06:49 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
I actually think that he resents him because he has all the quality that he doesn’t have and wishes he does have.

How many on here are thinking about that reserve player from Goal when making these accusations? :lol:
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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1733 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:07:54 PM »
Ritchie seems to be incapable of playing a first time ball.

Or a cross or forwards pass to a teammate.
Ritchie is generally out best crosser of the ball, admittedly he's in bad form at the moment, so its not really paying off.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1734 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:08:52 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
I actually think that he resents him because he has all the quality that he doesn’t have and wishes he does have.
Yeah, he's a professional footballer, and one of our most dedicated player, I highly doubt this is the case. :lol:

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1735 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:09:14 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
I actually think that he resents him because he has all the quality that he doesn’t have and wishes he does have.

How many on here are thinking about that reserve player from Goal when making these accusations? :lol:



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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1736 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:21:32 PM »
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
Yeah I've been swayed to this thinking. Thought the first few games it might have just been unfamiliarity or something but it's well past obvious now.

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« Reply #1737 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:35:26 PM »
 :thup:
Was p*ssed off the amount of times Ritchie completely ignored him and turned to pass it back. Seems to be a common thing up to now also.

Ritchie clearly has some sort of a personal hatred for him now. A few times Miggy just threw his arms up in the air, asking WTF?
I actually think that he resents him because he has all the quality that he doesn’t have and wishes he does have.
Yeah, he's a professional footballer, and one of our most dedicated player, I highly doubt this is the case. :lol:

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It is just silly to imply that.
Almiron is an exceptional talent who's directness and pace will be a great asset to us. Ritchie is a very experienced senior pro who's game is more pragmatic.
We need both sides.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1738 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:48:06 PM »
It's alarming how often Almiron makes a run asking for the ball ahead of him and for no apparent reason at all Ritchie doesn't release it.

Ironically I have noticed him have a go at Almiron for not giving him the ball when he is not even in half as useful a position.

Something is definitely off there. Must have twisted him up in training or something. Ritchie is displaying all of the characteristics of a future PFM.
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« Reply #1739 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:52:32 PM »
It’s beyond obvious that Ritchie isn’t passing to him. It’s happened every game since Almiron arrived.

I don’t know whether it’s because Ritchie is annoyed that Almiron takes up similar positions to him or whether he’s worried Almiron is going to ultimately take his place but there’s something going on.

I used to quite like Ritchie but I’ve gone right off him after this.

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« Reply #1740 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:53:31 PM »
Almirón clearly frustrated with Ritchie at times. Haring into space showing where he wants the ball and Ritchie turns away inside to do nothing with it.
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« Reply #1741 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:53:58 PM »
It's alarming how often Almiron makes a run asking for the ball ahead of him and for no apparent reason at all Ritchie doesn't release it.

Ironically I have noticed him have a go at Almiron for not giving him the ball when he is not even in half as useful a position.

Something is definitely off there. Must have twisted him up in training or something. Ritchie is displaying all of the characteristics of a future PFM.

Yep, that’s another thing. I’ve seen Ritchie bawl Almiron out for no reason too. He’s definitely rattled for some reason.

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« Reply #1742 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:54:44 PM »
It’s beyond obvious that Ritchie isn’t passing to him. It’s happened every game since Almiron arrived.

I don’t know whether it’s because Ritchie is annoyed that Almiron takes up similar positions to him or whether he’s worried Almiron is going to ultimately take his place but there’s something going on.

I used to quite like Ritchie but I’ve gone right off him after this.

Will say it again, it's because of how left sided they both are. Ritchie's body shape is always wrong for the pass Almiron needs with the runs he makes.
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« Reply #1743 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
It’s beyond obvious that Ritchie isn’t passing to him. It’s happened every game since Almiron arrived.

I don’t know whether it’s because Ritchie is annoyed that Almiron takes up similar positions to him or whether he’s worried Almiron is going to ultimately take his place but there’s something going on.

I used to quite like Ritchie but I’ve gone right off him after this.

Will say it again, it's because of how left sided they both are. Ritchie's body shape is always wrong for the pass Almiron needs with the runs he makes.

His body shape is wrong? Really? I think there’s more to it than that. Just my opinion but I’m sure of it.

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« Reply #1744 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 09:56:34 PM »
It's genuinely uncomfortable how often it's happened.

Almiron clearly wants it early in those channels he runs into so he can take on the defender one on one.

We haven't seen enough of him in these positions yet, because he is not being given the ball.

Hope Kenedy displaces Ritchie at some point. That would be far more intriguing.
I'll be watching the games, and I'll be talking about the teams. If it's a disaster it will be quite humorous and exactly what Mike Ashley deserves and to be honest I'll quite enjoy it. I am totally indifferent to results and the team success going forward.

Now, in certain games should the team do well, I will be happy more for the players, because I feel bad for them mostly, and I still want to see some of them do well. I will still feel comfortable giving the team credit when they do well. I just don't care about any outcome at this point and none of my money goes into anything to do with Mike Ashley's operations.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1745 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 10:08:50 PM »
Ritchie is a relegation clogger. He has great work rate and stamina but he thinks he a lot better than he is and is involved way too much in our play.

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« Reply #1746 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 10:36:37 PM »
Ritchie is taking one for the team.  Moving to an unfamiliar position while watching his future run the channels in front of him.  It's got to be tough for him but he's still giving it a go, if not warming to Almiron the way we'd want him to.
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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1747 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 10:55:53 PM »
Loved him jumping on the back of Perez after the equaliser.

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« Reply #1748 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 11:31:14 PM »
The not passing to Almiron is imo Ritchie's ego making him ignore the obvious pass on to the superior player. He doesn't want to give the ball to the guy who is most likely to do something with it because subconsciously he thinks he should be the one to be pulling the strings, and so instead of releasing the ball to that guy he uses him as a decoy instead and looks to develop play elsewhere.

Tiote (RIP) had this ego issue also, though it wasn't really as noticeable as Ritchie's - he would frequently avoid passing to Ben Arfa even when it was the best pass on. He'd have the ball in the middle of the pitch whilst getting closed down, Hatem's to his right free and unmarked and in a good position so it's a simple pass to him, so what does Cheik do? He fakes that he's about to pass to Hatem and then turns on the ball, and looks to pass it left sideways to someone else. It was f***ing frustrating to watch and made zero sense, and the sample applies with Ritchie's refusal to pass to Almiron.

Anyway, Almiron is looking like such a massive signing. Those crosses into the danger zones were superb, the quicker his teammates adapt to his ability to fizz the ball hard and low into that gap the more goals we'll score.

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« Reply #1749 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 11:33:12 PM »
It’s beyond obvious that Ritchie isn’t passing to him. It’s happened every game since Almiron arrived.

I don’t know whether it’s because Ritchie is annoyed that Almiron takes up similar positions to him or whether he’s worried Almiron is going to ultimately take his place but there’s something going on.

I used to quite like Ritchie but I’ve gone right off him after this.

Will say it again, it's because of how left sided they both are. Ritchie's body shape is always wrong for the pass Almiron needs with the runs he makes.


While I do think there is an element of Ritchie thinking he is the senior player and trying to dictate play a bit, I did think this while watching him today.

Its almost like Ritchie naturally turns readying for the cross and so it cuts out the angle up the wing, its probably habit and not used to having someone in front of him.

If he wants to stay in the team though he needs to make himself an important yet unappreciated cog in the machine.