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  1. All opinions but I look at it this way. He was moving at speed but still had a man up next to him and number of others just behind and to the side. Instead of poking it ahead for himself or his teammate right beside him which then might give the keeper a chance to rush up and either get at it or at least cut down the angle, he executes a weighted pass that both makes the keeper move laterally but also allowed Berahino, the most open man, to take it first time and in relative stride. I have no idea what is going through his head obviously, but it seems good decision making and almost perfect execution.
  2. Berahino was playing behind or at least off him for most of it. He was the point of the spear as they say. Generally looked very good, still with a lot of pace and power. Very nice pass for the assist. He and Berahino look like they have an understanding and it was just a goal celebration, but looked to be getting on from that as well. Could be a very productive year.
  3. Coming off now but they trusted him at 2-1, even after a yellow, which is a good sign.
  4. Larin (and Berahino) starting vs Charleroi. Getting time, which I was not sure he would, now needs to make it happen. - Good strong work to draw a penalty, they don't let him take it though. 1-0 - Nice assist to Berahino on the break. 2-0 Though now a yellow for a pretty bad tackle, at least he is tracking back.
  5. Their transfer window has not closed yet, has it? Not suggesting anything, just checking. Here is a short article about David from in the week. I think it deserves to be skimmed without translation first. Jonathan 'ice cold' David krijgt lof van ploegmakkers: "Als hij op doel af gaat, ben je meer dan 70% zeker dat hij scoort" Tegen Larnaca was het toch lange tijd bibberen voor AA Gent. Pas toen David in de slotfase twee keer kon prikken, was de kwalificatie zeker. De Canadees kwam in het absolute slot twee keer alleen voor de doelman en werkte beide kansen koelbloedig af. Ice in his veins, zoals ze dat in Noord-Amerika durven zeggen. Ook zijn ploegmaats zijn onder de indruk. "Als hij op doel af kan gaan en ruimte heeft, ben ik toch voor meer dan zeventig procent zeker dat hij zal scoren", aldus Odjidja, die de assist voor de tweede treffer van David afleverde. "We hebben in het verleden ook al gezien dat hij makkelijk kan scoren. We moeten wel opletten dat we hem niet verbranden, hij trainde nog niet zoveel als ons dit seizoen", ging de kapitein verder. Ook Depoitre was onder de indruk. "Het is inderdaad zeldzaam dat hij zo koelbloedig kan blijven op die leeftijd. Hij heeft echt veel kwaliteiten én is belangrijk voor het team." Jonathan 'ice cold' David receives praise from teammates: "If he goes towards the goal, you are more than 70% sure that he will score" VADIS AND DEPOITRE SPRINKLE WITH PRAISE FOR COOL KILLER JONATHAN DAVID AA Gent was shivering for a long time against Larnaca. Only when David was able to poke twice in the final phase was the qualification certain. The Canadian came twice alone in front of the goalkeeper in the absolute final and coldly finished both chances. Ice in his veins, as they dare say in North America. His team mates are also impressed. "If he can go to goal and has room, I am more than 70 percent sure he will score," said Odjidja, who delivered the assist for David 's second goal . "We have also seen in the past that he can score easily. We have to be careful that we do not burn him, he did not train as much as us this season", the captain continued. Depoitre was also impressed. "It is indeed rare that he can stay so cold-blooded at that age. He really has many qualities and is important for the team." https://www.voetbalkrant.com/www.sportsactu.be/ek2004/nieuws/2019-08-16/vadis-en-depoitre-strooien-met-lof-voor-koele-killer-jonathan-david#ixzz5x26qkaOH
  6. I was about to say they should do just that. Two games a week for a bit now and more coming.
  7. Just got one on a well worked short corner update: And adds a goal a few minutes later with a nice volley.
  8. David starts for KAA Gent, once again behind two strikers.
  9. At least 5 West Ham academy graduates (I don't do emojis but imagine a winky thing there)
  10. I would say even better news is that the kid that was starting ahead of him is on the bench. So not forced.
  11. The ball did not get near him much. He still makes decent runs but they never really had a chance to find him, the ball was mostly on the other side. Looks like Colin the manager has tried to beat up Reading in the second half and/or stop the bleeding.
  12. Hoilett starts against Luton in the Championship. Two newer signings on the bench - Good news. Edit: Ha. Reading not Luton. I should remember I hate that lot.
  13. Honestly no worries, it's the internet and it is easy for me not to forget because I was just repeating back my impressions of the English supporters view of those situations, which I hear all the time. More interesting to me and more to the point is whether that has any bearing on Tomori. I think it, and history, points to them not capping him until he could do an actual job in their side. I could be wrong or I could be right and their attitude changes in the future, but that is just how I see it now.
  14. Leutwiler on the bench again for Blackburn vs. Middlesbrough.
  15. Diego Costa, off the top of my head. Spain needed an out and out striker and got one, the famous example. The "dodgy" part was from their perspective, as I see it. I could have made that clearer but I thought the "prideful" part at the beginning would show that all of it was pejorative. And it was about the clamour, the chase, not even the actual obtaining. From my own perspective, I do not see England "poaching" much. I see people wanting to play for them, often playing a lot of youth games for them, and then them calling them up if they think they are good enough. But I am often wrong and would very much consider any of the long history you mentioned. From memory, we have **********, obviously, but it is certainly down to the player and unfortunately our association. The three I mentioned would be similarly in terms of the player wanting it. Zaha went the other way. If they really wanted to push, they have all these players that the big Premier League clubs bring in at a very young age and people like Bale and De Bruyne. Again, it was me trying to reflect what I hear. I appreciate the post: any opportunity to learn and see another perspective.
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