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Offline johnny36

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« Reply #3025 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 10:56:25 AM »
I could be wrong but it looked like he was been ignored by Almiron a few times when he was available for a pass

Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #3026 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 11:13:43 AM »
I could be wrong but it looked like he was been ignored by Almiron a few times when he was available for a pass

Ironic considering he constantly did that to Almiron after he arrived last year
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Offline Unlucky Luque

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« Reply #3027 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 12:37:42 PM »
Infuriating when he goes into ragde mode. Can see his foul coming miles away. At least Barton did some actual damage when he saw red.

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« Reply #3028 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:04:02 PM »
Championship player at best these days, awful. Love how (based on last night anyway) the roles have been reversed between him and Almiron in that our little Mexican dude doesn’t trust him to pass to and seems to know if he does, it will break down quickly or he’s not going to get a quality ball back whether in space, marked or not.

The fact he’s still starting games right now says a lot about the kind of squad building/strengthening that’s taken place (or not) since we come up under Rafa - who if I remember right, only wanted him as a Championship player and then squad cover player at first and ti eventually peddle him on. He’s the Mike Williamson of NUFC right now.

s***, but still getting games.
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« Reply #3029 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:07:26 PM »
Never been a fan. He can strike a ball, that’s it pretty much.

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« Reply #3030 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:08:25 PM »
Never been a fan. He can strike a ball, that’s it pretty much.

Always said a lot of people would wake up to him once they saw us with a proper LWB and here we are. Grafter but uses the ball terribly.
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

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« Reply #3031 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:09:01 PM »
Never been a fan. He can strike a ball, that’s it pretty much.

That’s a myth for me similar to the myth that Smith ran around a lot, put himself about and was fully committed.
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« Reply #3032 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:12:57 PM »
Never been a fan. He can strike a ball, that’s it pretty much.

That’s a myth for me similar to the myth that Smith ran around a lot, put himself about and was fully committed.

When I say ”strike a ball” I include crossing. His main strength IMO, at least in this team, i.e compared to the likes of Yedlin, Atsu...

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« Reply #3033 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:17:54 PM »
Some harsh comments in here. It’s easy to re-write history now he’s pace has him too slow for the Premier League but he absolutely dragged us through games in the Championship when we looked lost for ideas. Same for the first season back in the Premier League. He’s a squad player now and I still think he’s got a lot to offer assuming he isn’t going to be in the first team every week.

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« Reply #3034 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:19:27 PM »
Never been a fan. He can strike a ball, that’s it pretty much.

That’s a myth for me similar to the myth that Smith ran around a lot, put himself about and was fully committed.

When I say ”strike a ball” I include crossing. His main strength IMO, at least in this team, i.e compared to the likes of Yedlin, Atsu...

Highlighted more because not many others put in crosses really and when they do, they are only marginally less s****/erratic than Ritchie’s. As a footballer (on the ball) he has no redeeming features of note at all. Much like a number of them, I’d include Dummett in that, Lascelles, Yedlin and Hayden, 5 regulars from our Championship season who still start regular when fit today. Says it all...
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« Reply #3035 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:33:19 PM »
Some harsh comments in here. It’s easy to re-write history now he’s pace has him too slow for the Premier League but he absolutely dragged us through games in the Championship when we looked lost for ideas. Same for the first season back in the Premier League. He’s a squad player now and I still think he’s got a lot to offer assuming he isn’t going to be in the first team every week.

He’s only a squad player because our squad is s***. I think we’ve all accepted we’re stuck with s*** players until Ashley sells.

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« Reply #3036 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:39:46 PM »
True 😂

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #3037 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 05:47:24 PM »
It’s weird but I never warmed to Ritchie. Comes across as a bit of a knob on the pitch. I’d cash in during the summer and sign Willems & Rose.
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« Reply #3038 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 06:17:11 PM »
It’s weird but I never warmed to Ritchie. Comes across as a bit of a knob on the pitch. I’d cash in during the summer and sign Willems & Rose.

I quite like him in terms of being a good egg as they all are to be fair, but that’s it. Agreed with the rest of your comment. Light years ahead as footballers over Ritchie and the others who play/get used there!
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« Reply #3039 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 06:23:41 PM »
No issue with Matt Ritchie, but he shouldn't be our 1st choice LWB/LB/LW. If he's coming on as a sub, fair enough. But last night, he was making very stupid fouls in dangerous positions and someone of his age, experience and leadership should NOT be doing that.
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« Reply #3040 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 06:27:23 PM »
No issue with Matt Ritchie, but he shouldn't be our 1st choice LWB/LB/LW. If he's coming on as a sub, fair enough. But last night, he was making very stupid fouls in dangerous positions and someone of his age, experience and leadership should NOT be doing that.

Shouldn’t be coming on as a sub any more than say Atsu or Carroll...

To think what our squad would be like today even with half decent investment like Bruce has seen under Rafa allowed to spend it on players of his own choosing...

I could cry :(
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« Reply #3041 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 06:29:36 PM »
No issue with Matt Ritchie, but he shouldn't be our 1st choice LWB/LB/LW. If he's coming on as a sub, fair enough. But last night, he was making very stupid fouls in dangerous positions and someone of his age, experience and leadership should NOT be doing that.

Shouldn’t be coming on as a sub any more than say Atsu or Carroll...

To think what our squad would be like today even with half decent investment like Bruce has seen under Rafa allowed to spend it on players of his own choosing...

I could cry :(


I mean obviously, I'd rather we not have him and have better backups for those positions. But I see his purpose in the squad when things are ticking along, he's a good pro, a leader in the dressing room, vocal, works hard etc. but if he's supposed to be one of the elders in the team he can't go radgie headless chicken and make those mistakes.
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« Reply #3042 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 06:42:09 PM »
No issue with Matt Ritchie, but he shouldn't be our 1st choice LWB/LB/LW. If he's coming on as a sub, fair enough. But last night, he was making very stupid fouls in dangerous positions and someone of his age, experience and leadership should NOT be doing that.

Shouldn’t be coming on as a sub any more than say Atsu or Carroll...

To think what our squad would be like today even with half decent investment like Bruce has seen under Rafa allowed to spend it on players of his own choosing...

I could cry :(


I mean obviously, I'd rather we not have him and have better backups for those positions. But I see his purpose in the squad when things are ticking along, he's a good pro, a leader in the dressing room, vocal, works hard etc. but if he's supposed to be one of the elders in the team he can't go radgie headless chicken and make those mistakes.

:thup:
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #3043 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 07:14:46 PM »
He not out of contact soon?
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 Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #3044 on: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 07:27:05 PM »
He not out of contact soon?

Guessing he got a 5 year deal when he signed, so summer 2021 surely.
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Offline joeyt

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #3045 on: Saturday 29 February 2020, 05:11:07 PM »
Completely finished at this level

Offline johnny36

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #3046 on: Saturday 29 February 2020, 05:35:19 PM »
Surely it should have been ASM on for Ritchie and give Joelinton the 90 mins

Offline Aiston

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« Reply #3047 on: Saturday 29 February 2020, 05:38:06 PM »
As much as he runs himself into the ground, he is poor.

Offline johnny36

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« Reply #3048 on: Saturday 29 February 2020, 05:45:06 PM »
The passion and effort is there..Its the using of his brain is the problem.. Stupid fouls, wrong choice of pass, taking too many touches before getting shots off etc

Offline TRon

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« Reply #3049 on: Saturday 29 February 2020, 05:54:42 PM »
When you have strikers who are goal shy, you need midfielders and wide men to chip in the odd one. Don't think he's capable of it. Mind none of the others are either bar ASM perhaps.