Yedlin at Newcastle: Once Upon a Tyne

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  1. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
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    I think he is a good defender. When tasked with only defending, he usually chases everyone to the other side. I have seen it many times where Aguero or Sanchez or whomever has had enough of him and heads over to the other side. 1v1, he is not that good. Almost nonexistent. Combining is ok if he gets the return ball and then crosses. If he gets the return and tries to 1v1, it goes sideways most often. So, he is not bad if you have other sources of creativity. He is not a winger. He is a serviceable right back. And he has a long throw in.
     
  2. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Totally disagree. Just compare him to Ritchie (sp?) on the left side. A converted left back who defends at least as well as Yedlin, but much better on attack.
     
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  3. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    I would, but who knows what Mike Ashley will do. I also don't know who will be available at what price.
     
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  4. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
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    You never know with Ashley. Supposedly the club is to be sold as soon as the league status is confirmed for next season, but.....
     
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  5. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
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    I think Ritchie is a much better defender. He just lacks that top end speed that Yedlin has.
     
  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I never said Yedlin was good at defending. And he's good in attack, but of course there are others better than him.

    To put it another way: in the 0-9 scale, Yedlin is a 4 in defense and 6 in attack, the average modern fullback is about 6D/4A, Matt Ritchie is 4/7, and Manquillo is a 4/4.

    So Yedlin's position is safe, until they buy someone better on RB, which should not be one of their priorities since they have more need in other positions. And that does not mean he's a particularly good RB, either.

    He's just the bare minimum acceptable for a club with no great aspirations in the EPL playing a 5-4-1/3-4-3 where the wingbacks are expected to support the attack (assisting from time to time), but not to be the only ones providing width.
     
  7. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    I guess we differ in how we rate his offensive contribution. I definitely do not rate him a 6 on that side of the ball.
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'd agree he's been below that of late.
     
  9. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
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    United States
    Not at all. He's aggressively mediocre on both sides of the ball.
     
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  10. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I still doubt RB is first in the wish-list. But if they have enough left over after the important spots (like coach) I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  11. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    and I was being glib here, but if Rafa does actually move on and/or the club is sold, who knows what they do. But assuming things stay stet my guess is DY replacement is not at top of the wish list unless he continues to cost late goals in an obvious manner.
     
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yedlin on the bench as NUFC hold on to beat Lester 1-0 off a Perez goal.

    Almiron still not on the board.
     
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Count me as surprised. I was expecting 1 by now.
     
  14. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    You and every NUFC fan! They don't seem down on him, however. Appreciate his hard work.
     
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  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Getting benched for a guy like Manquillo is not a good sign. Even if it's for a game here and there.
     
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  16. ArsenalMetro

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    Aug 5, 2008
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    I'm not all that surprised. Big step up from MLS to the Premier League, and Almiron is a really inefficient finisher. He underperformed xG by 3.38 last season (6th-worst in the league), and he isn't going to get the same volume of chances with Newcastle that he did with Atlanta.

    I did think he'd have an assist or something by now though.
     
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  17. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    I am not all hyped up on Almiron, like most on here. Sure the guy looks good in MLS, but again it's the MLS. Rooney and Ibra still score a shit load of goals in this league.

    Almiron looks too slow and fragile for the EPL. I don't think he's gonna last too long or find too much success in the EPL. I won't be surprise if he moves on in a year or two, or forced to move.
     
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  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    So, how in the world did he get a 27 million dollar transfer that broke MLS and Newcastle's transfer records?
     
  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Because Newcastle is poorly run.
     
  20. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

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    Almiron looks fine all things considered. I'm not sure many on these boards understand just how negative Rafa has the Toon setup. Everything is designed not to concede goals and to ultimately prevent relegation. Miggy is a speedy outlet for the inevitable long ball counter. Give him a full preseason and hopefully some new teammates before declaring him a bust.
     
  21. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

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    Hard to argue against that.
     
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  22. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    I was listening to the Leicester Newcastle match on Sirium XM with local radio commentators. Their take on Almiron is that he needs to figure out when to chill a little bit as he just goes 100 mph every time he gets the ball. Needs to vary his game a bit.
     
  23. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Newcastle is only second to Sunderland in spending a lot of money on unfortunate buys.

    People need to understand that area of the world is one where you'd only live if grossly overpaid. It's gray, cold, depressing, and most of the industry that used to be there is now dead, so there are many unemployed people around.

    The Mags and the Black Cats have to pay through the nose to convince players to move there instead of going somewhere else.
     
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  24. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    Yes, kind of a cruel aspect that lower teams have to overpay for talent and then if in a not so great location, seems the premium goes up from there.
     
  25. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001

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