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Offline DJ_NUFC

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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #150 on: Thursday 6 February 2020, 11:21:15 PM »
First proper look at this guy and he looks like Algeria's answer to Jonjo Shelvey. Could just be off the pace of course, but he seems to want to play the game at a slower pace than you  are allowed to in England. He's got quality on the ball, but he needs to up his tempo quite a bit to make an impact here.

A cous-cous Shelvey, you say?

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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #151 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 11:52:32 AM »
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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #152 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 12:26:18 PM »
It is most likely we make this loan permanent.

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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #153 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 12:51:00 PM »
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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #154 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 01:24:30 PM »
He ain't really impressed me but for £8.5M or whatever it is, it's probably worth it.
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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #155 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 09:52:32 PM »
He ain't really impressed me but for £8.5M or whatever it is, it's probably worth it.
Think it is going to take some time for him to get properly match fit. He hasn't played since last May or something right?
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Re: Official: Nabil Bentaleb signed on loan until the end of the season
« Reply #156 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 10:02:05 PM »
So far he just looks a mirror of what we already have in there.

Offline TRon

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« Reply #157 on: Sunday 9 February 2020, 02:35:39 PM »
He ain't really impressed me but for £8.5M or whatever it is, it's probably worth it.
Think it is going to take some time for him to get properly match fit. He hasn't played since last May or something right?

I haven't seen much of him even at Spurs, but I do wonder whether his game will be much different when he is properly match fit. He seems to want to play at his own pace, I prefer all action midfielders like Jordan Henderson. Bentaleb has ability no doubt.

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #158 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:56:13 AM »
Is he any good? I haven’t seen anything special apart from this one touch from a throw in. Maybe Hayden is better tbh. I don’t know.

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #159 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 12:19:42 PM »
We can hope that the first three games he played were to bring him up to speed, and that he is now fit to show us what he can really do.

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #160 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 12:22:40 PM »
That’s the thing I was hoping for - more of an impact. I just haven’t seen that. It’s just the same old average.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #161 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 12:33:32 PM »
Why would you expect anything from him? He is what is, an average midfielder who hasn’t played for ages, who we brought on loan because we hate buying people. Anything on the pitch is at best a bonus.

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #162 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 12:52:08 PM »
Only really dynamic players work in Bruce's no tactics setup that has no organisation or direction.

There is no one moving to receive the ball in the right areas and then have options available to release the ball to.

It's the reason why we really only ever see St. Maximin and Almiron looking somewhat competent in our team.

It's amazing that outside of Rafa this is who we have been for years now. We made Thauvin, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic and others all look far worse than they are.

Club is a disaster.
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.

Offline Ian W

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #163 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 01:01:35 PM »
FWIW I think he’s quite good at football.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #164 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 01:22:01 PM »
i think we probably needed a peak mo diame type CM personally, physically imposing and capable of getting up and down the pitch with ease, this guy is certainly not that
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Offline TRon

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« Reply #165 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 01:26:09 PM »
FWIW I think he’s quite good at football.

Yes he has definitely got some ability there. If he can pick the pace up a bit, he could be a player. If he can't then I don't know why we brought him here.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #166 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 01:31:38 PM »
He's had three games after almost a year out. We gave Almiron months and months to sort himself this year, why is Bentaleb for the chopping block so soon?

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #167 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 02:11:10 PM »
i think we probably needed a peak mo diame type CM personally, physically imposing and capable of getting up and down the pitch with ease, this guy is certainly not that

mannnnn that peak mo diame was something else ffs.
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Offline TRon

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #168 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 02:15:57 PM »
He's had three games after almost a year out. We gave Almiron months and months to sort himself this year, why is Bentaleb for the chopping block so soon?

Almiron was busting a gut from day one. I wouldn't write Bentaleb off yet at all, but he will need to pick it up a bit. Obviously he gets a period of grace for being out for so long.

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« Reply #169 on: Thursday 13 February 2020, 02:31:34 PM »
He’s improved every game he’s played so far. Wouldn’t write him off just yet.
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Offline toontownman

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #170 on: Sunday 16 February 2020, 06:26:20 PM »
Don't think I have seen Shelvey even play this bad. Pedestrian. I have given him an out due to fitness but there is simply zero effort there. Disappointing.
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Offline Amir_9

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #171 on: Sunday 16 February 2020, 06:34:23 PM »
Occasionally tidy but too casual for the most part. Not involved enough and loses the ball in key plays/areas.

Bit weird letting Ki go only to be served up what hes serving up. Early days but signs aren't really indicating much to be excited about.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #172 on: Sunday 16 February 2020, 06:35:05 PM »
I think he's alright in a way, there was just no point in signing him.

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« Reply #173 on: Sunday 16 February 2020, 06:37:32 PM »
There are huge gaps everywhere. We have defenders that then can't find the midfielders with passes, and a forward they cannot link with to allow them to get higher up the pitch.

We might as well just play another 2 centrebacks in midfield. Slot Schar and Lejeune in there and just go full rotten spoiler football.
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.

Offline Joe Dynamite

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Re: Nabil Bentaleb
« Reply #174 on: Sunday 16 February 2020, 06:38:58 PM »
I thought him and Longstaff were both useless.