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Offline Slaphead in Qatar

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How did FONTE play yesterday?
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:19:17 AM »
Any opinions?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 09:42:28 AM by Slaphead in Qatar »

Offline Mince n Tatties

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Re: How did fonte play yesterday?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Not great imo.

Offline Woolly Mammoth

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Re: How did fonte play yesterday?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
Not particularly well. Needs games to sharpen up.


Offline Neil D

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Re: How did fonte play yesterday?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 08:43:52 AM »
Lightweight.  No evident pace or threat.  Played better  when he dropped behind Kamara.  The latter was the real threat.

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 09:52:55 AM »
Great IMO. showed he can play a deeper role when Kamara came on which gives us another alternative to Cairney. I thought he was generally fantastic. How such a skinny bloke manages to use ball control and intelligence avoid getting pushed off the ball by 14st defenders is so impressive. We looked much better yesterday from the kick off just by finally having a proper striker as focal point for attacks.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 09:56:10 AM by Statto »

Offline FulhamStu

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 10:03:05 AM »
Held the ball up well, has good movement and looks a very good player to me.  Maybe needs more support around him, agree he could work very well with Kamara in front of him.


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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 10:04:47 AM »
I thought he was good, Intelligent player. Held up the ball well and runs off the ball good also.

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
Glimpses of a good player. Not enough to make any sort of impact unfortunately. Not sure hes the out and out goalscorer we desperately crave.

Offline MrD1879

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 11:30:21 AM »
Thought he played well but what it did show me was that he is much better in a deeper role which is worrying as in our system surely we want someone who can lead the line...
He linked up well with AK and could be the answer to our lack of creativity without Cairney although as said in other threads I can't see Slav going two up top


Offline filham

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 11:32:00 AM »
Nothing to note really, could have been any one playing in that position, didn't do a lot wrong but never looked like getting a goal. Early days, must give him time to settle I suppose.

Now Kamara did look good when he came on and deserves a start on Tuesday, just a shame about the open goal he missed.

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 11:54:35 AM »
Thought he played well but what it did show me was that he is much better in a deeper role which is worrying as in our system surely we want someone who can lead the line...
He linked up well with AK and could be the answer to our lack of creativity without Cairney although as said in other threads I can't see Slav going two up top

I agree with this.

Struggled to get into the game when he was up top on his own, but looked very good when he was deeper.

Be interesting to see how he looks up top against weaker opposition. Whether Boro just kept him quiet or he is just better deeper..

Offline hovewhite

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 12:49:05 PM »
To be fair to boro CBs wise were very good overall Gibson a good CB.


Offline Skatzoffc

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 04:02:05 PM »
Great imo.
Worked extremely hard. Took on and beat a number of physical defenders and won corners. Got in plenty of meaty tackles.

Fed off scraps in the 1st half tho. And a poor touch at one point meant he missed on a chance of a goal.
Very good tho and great to see him back from his injury. Should be back to match sharpness next game.

Coyw!

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 02:48:32 PM »
Well I was less than impresssed until he dropped deeper. Up front he didn’t get on to the end of any of the many crosses that came in (mainly from Sess on our left).  I don’t really agree that he was feeding off scraps he just didn’t seem sharp enough to get into goalscoring positions (or perhaps he needs more time to get familiar with our style of play). When he dropped in behind AK he linked up well and I agree with those who rate his ball control.

Offline SuffolkWhite

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 02:54:40 PM »
Just back from injury I thought he did ok. I think the team have to get used to him still, he was asking for the ball often but not getting it. he was also looking for it to come the top but that only happened a couple of times. Hopefully the team will gel further on the next two games and we get some point on the board.


Offline Bill2

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
Thought he did well, not sure if got any great opportunities even though we did put a fair few crosses in. But for a person not that big certainly held his own and won quite a few battles.

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 06:30:37 PM »
He didn't look completely fit to me.  Not that that is surprising as he's coming back from an injury.  On the limited time I've had to see him he looks a really good player who will only improve as he gets fitter and more attuned to FFC's style of play.  I'm just waiting to see him having the chance to be on the end of some of TC's passes.

Offline Matt10

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Re: How did FONTE play yesterday?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2017, 11:49:06 PM »
He was brilliant. Honestly. He had few chances, but he set up plenty, and he also held the ball up well. He's deceptively strong, and maintains possession well. When he loses it, he doesn't give up. I'm not sure how anyone can say he did not look good. What match were you watching? Goodness.