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YorkshireSquare wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 5:41 pm Hard to see Coops getting back in with the way the three defenders on the field played today. We will have injuries though and having four firt choice centre backs is a luxure we've not had for a while (ever?)
It is a great feeling right now, and consider since recovering from injuries, and having them back this year we have conceded the least goals in the prem... massive turn around.
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Smudge3920 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 5:08 pm Oh I am a massive fan of Pascal, as I am Coops...yes I saw the vid did find it strange... hope there has been no fall out ...Coop has picked up strains in training before ....? Agree I think Struijk is a definate starter for next year.
Bielsa said prior to the game that Coops had picked-up another knock.
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Get Pascal signed up on a loooong contract asap. He wowed me when I saw him play in the Under 23's a couple of years ago. He's wowing me in the premier League now
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1964white wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 6:15 pm Bielsa said prior to the game that Coops had picked-up another knock.
ah missed that thanks Leon
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Pascal Struijk's defensive performance vs. Burnley:

10 clearances (Most) :gold:
9 duels won (joint-most) :gold:
7 defensive aerial duels won (Most) :gold:
4 ball recoveries
1 block
1 clean sheet

Superb again today. A towering presence at the back which helped nullify Burnley's aerial threat. :strong:


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1964white wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:12 pm Pascal Struijk's defensive performance vs. Burnley:

10 clearances (Most) :gold:
9 duels won (joint-most) :gold:
7 defensive aerial duels won (Most) :gold:
4 ball recoveries
1 block
1 clean sheet

Superb again today. A towering presence at the back which helped nullify Burnley's aerial threat. :strong:


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whiteswan wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:19 pm He is a rock
Just as with our other young lad Meslier, Pascal is getting better & better Swannie.

So happy Bielsa realises Llorente & Struijk are our best CB pairing.
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I just hope Struijk's emergence means more youngsters will get a chance next season. We don't have to spend £15-20m all the time.
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SG90 wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 11:35 am I just hope Struijk's emergence means more youngsters will get a chance next season. We don't have to spend £15-20m all the time.
Love Pascal but you're right, not at his best yesterday if you use the eye test. Couple of errors could have cost us and Burnley should maybe have had three goals. Not all down to Struijk but I didn't think we were particularly tight defensively v a poor Burnley team.
21/22 team - Meslier - Ayling - Huggins - Koch - Llorente - Phillips - Dallas - Raphinha - Harrison - Klich - Rodrigo
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SG90 wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 11:35 am I just hope Struijk's emergence means more youngsters will get a chance next season. We don't have to spend £15-20m all the time.
Well in the case of Meslier & Struijk we haven't paid anywhere near the £15m/20m mark.

Meslier....£5m
Struijk.... nowt (I think)

Incredible!
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faaip wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 11:54 am Love Pascal but you're right, not at his best yesterday if you use the eye test. Couple of errors could have cost us and Burnley should maybe have had three goals. Not all down to Struijk but I didn't think we were particularly tight defensively v a poor Burnley team.
But look at his pluses from yesterday's game.

10 clearances (Most) :gold:
9 duels won (joint-most) :gold:
7 defensive aerial duels won (Most) :gold:
4 ball recoveries
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1964white wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 12:00 pm Well in the case of Meslier & Struijk we haven't paid anywhere near the £15m/20m mark.

Meslier....£5m
Struijk.... nowt (I think)

Incredible!
I'm thinking giving the likes of Shackleton, Drameh, Summerville, Huggins, Gelhardt and Greenwood more of a chance, rather than just buying players.
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SG90 wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 12:03 pm I'm thinking giving the likes of Shackleton, Drameh, Sumnerville, Gelhardt and Greenwood more of a chance, rather than just buying players.
This would be in line with Bielsa's general preferences, for sure. However I think there needs to be a top dog for nearly every position, an example to those youngsters of how high they need to take their game to break into the first team. Currently the positions I see us as needing reinforcement in that vein are LB (and by extension covering LW, maybe even CMF) and CMF.

I'd honestly be perfectly happy if those are the only two players we sign this summer. That would be the sweet spot for increasing our immediate quality and keeping the ceiling low for those youngsters.
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mothbanquet wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 12:12 pm This would be in line with Bielsa's general preferences, for sure. However I think there needs to be a top dog for nearly every position, an example to those youngsters of how high they need they need to take their game so break into the first team. Currently the positions I see us as needing reinforcement in that vein are LB (and by extension covering LW, maybe even CMF) and CMF.

I'd honestly be perfectly happy if those are the only two players we sign this summer. That would be the sweet spot for increasing our immediately quality and keeping the ceiling low for those youngsters.
I'd be happy with Harrison, a creative midfielder and a LB this summer. I don't think we need to go too crazy with spending. I'd like us to save some for a rainy day and we need to start making profits now we're in the PL.

Plus we have always been a club that gives young players a chance and I'd hate to see that neglected now we're in the PL.
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I really like him but at the mo he gets turned a bit easily as evidenced by the Wellback goal and a couple of Burnley's chances yesterday. Sure it's all part of the learning curve though and he will mature into a top CB.
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SG90 wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 12:16 pm I'd be happy with Harrison, a creative midfielder and a LB this summer. I don't think we need to go too crazy with spending. I'd like us to save some for a rainy day and we need to start making profits now we're in the PL.
Agree with those positions, 3 or 4 players max in positions we've not got depth.
Don't want a mass of new players it potentially could rock team spirit which is worth a extra man.

You don't employ great coaches to buy a team you get them to build a team.

As you said earlier be nice to see youngsters break through eventually, even not next season in the U'23 top flight will be a step up.
Of the youngsters my money would be on Gelhardt or Davies to be the first to break through to be regulars in the 1st team squad.
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