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Kyle Walker

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Paxtonloudmouth, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. mint me

    mint me Garry Brady

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    Walker starting tonight for City.
     
  2. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    You may be right but until he was dropped was he not a part of the team that lacked the edge? And you have to ask why he was dropped in the first place, right at at the business end of the season.

    Sounds harsh because defensively he was outstanding but maybe Poch concluded we needed someone more creative going forward? True Walker had his attacking moments but It was frustrating the number of times he would tear down the flank then come to a complete halt not knowing what to do with the ball. Those occasions allowed the opposition time to get back in numbers and thwart what might otherwise have been a more successful attack.

    At the end of the day he did not prove good enough to make the difference. Neither did Trippier of course but it will be interesting to see how the two clubs fair this coming season.

    And how much of a difference Walker makes to City.
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    I'd use the words £1bn of oil money and cheating the system with flimflam ticket sales and sponsorships.
     
  4. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    How did he play lastnight ??
     
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    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Of course the money helps but other clubs who don't have Emirates Marketing Project's resources have won trophies in the last 10 years, Arsenal and Liverpool come to mind, and we have had better teams than them for a lot of that time.
     
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    Mikey10 Naybet

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    I suppose you could argue that the faults highlighted here are things that could have been coached out of him.
     
  7. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    No question he improved one heck of a lot under Poch, both defensively and in attack, even so Trippier showed much more spark going forward.

    It will be interesting to see whether Guardiola can eradicate Walker's tendency to come to an abrupt halt after bombing down the flank. Also he remains prone to the occasional brainfart at the back so there is still plenty for Guardiola to work on.
     
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    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Guardiola is a top coach but he's not exactly famed for his defensive coaching as far as I know. Walker will definitely improve them but he'll also make the odd costly brainfart and their defence is very poor overall so I don't see him getting much better in terms of conceding goals.
     
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    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Who knows? I think his fitness was a genuine concern to Poch i.e. tje ability to play 2 games a week. I also noticed his pace had deteriorated slightly at times last season, even if only by 1 or 2%. Once his pace goes, he won't be half the player he is now.

    That being said, we are weaker with him gone and Trippier being installed as first choice in my opinion, assuming we don't sign another RB. Trippier just isn't good enough defensively and I can see him coming unstuck against the big sides.
     
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  10. Aldo

    Aldo Gheorge Popescu

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    Is there a Godwin's equivalent for conversations about Walker before someone says the word brainfart?
     
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    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    Aldo's Law - it's all yours.
     
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    Danilo signed up. No pressure, Kyle...
     
  13. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    City have a lot of games to play next season, it's obvious Walker can't play twice a week, they always needed two.
     
  14. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Oh the irony.
     
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    Mikey10 Naybet

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    Isn't being rotated supposedly the reason why he took the hump with Poch?
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    It's the two and two equals five reason some Spurs fans think is why he got the hump with Poch certainly, whether it's true or not is another matter completely...

    Personally I think he just wanted to double his wages.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Not sure why, he isn't fit enough to play 2 games a week every week
     
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    Wilheldiva Calum Davenport

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    maybe hes willing to be rotated at city but not here...
     
  19. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    .. for double the money.
     
  20. Aldo

    Aldo Gheorge Popescu

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    Or in footballer-speak "wants to lift trophies"
     
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