Daryl Dike at West Bromwich Albion

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  1. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He did play 30 minutes the weekend before. Expecting 60 in the next match is reasonable - he went out after 52. This feels more like bad luck than mismanagement.
     
  2. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really don't think so. The kid should have been given the kind of preseason that all the players got prior to this start up in the fall. He transferred on the 1st, injured on the 22nd? He body wasn't ready.
     
  3. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a real bummer for West Brom and Dike. Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in soccer, and arise from muscle overload. This usually happens after muscle fatigue, which affirms your theory, but even well-conditioned athletes pull hamstrings. If we play the odds, it was too much too soon, but I can't really blame West Brom. A player usually either starts and gets 60'+, or they substitute in and get 30' ish. 45' of playing time is not common. I sure hope he stretched those hammies at halftime, as he was in the danger zone in the second half. Hammies, calves, and the groin are most at risk.

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  4. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    No club in the world is going to give a player 5 weeks of pseudo-preseason in the middle of their actual season.

    Also he made this same move to play under the same manager last year. Went fine then - he played in all 22 of Barnsley's games after his arrival.
     
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  5. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Wussconsin
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's too tough for his own good. Like w/ the shoulder separation, he played thru it and thus the problem was probably exacerbated.
     
  6. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The WB training staff perhaps should have done better. I'm disappointed because Dike is my dude (not in real life), and I'm sure that WB is really disappointed. I haven't the slightest clue what all goes into the physical fitness metrics of professional soccer players, but I will say that Dike did the same thing last year in the same league with the same time out of training and had no issue. This makes me lean towards "dumb luck" rather than "WB trainers messed up".
     
  7. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds reasonable, we'll never know. I was just not at all surprised about the injury, given the type of injury as well as the timing occurring in his first start. Sucks whatever the cause. I hope he rehabs well and puts this past him.
     
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  8. GreedyG

    GreedyG Member

    Dec 9, 2020
    Maybe he should have had his body ready. His responsibility.
     
  9. Regis Prograis

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    West Brom have fired coach Valérien Ismaël.

     
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    If he's a true YA he won't be back until September.
     
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  11. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uh oh
     
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  12. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Holy crap- this thing has totally imploded in 2 weeks…..my goodness
     
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  13. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1 win, 5 losses, 2 ties in last 8 games; shut out 5 times
     
  14. Ironbound

    Ironbound Member+

    Jul 1, 2009
    Terrible take, you idiot.
     
  15. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    As if that's not bad enough, the job is being heavily linked to . . . Steve Bruce :speechless:
     
  16. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Dike was the great hope to turn that around. The board must feel burned (rightly or wrongly) that they 'shot their wad' on a guy who gets immediately injured. Again, not saying it is logical but Dike was going to be the savior...
     
  17. Regis Prograis

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    I know Steve Bruce is not fashionable, but he's promoted to the Premier League on four different occasions and certainly has a better track record than Ismaël.
     
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  18. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Plus he will take one look at Dike and park him in the box in the starting 11.
     
  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Impressed the gaffer:

     
  20. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  21. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dike's got some huge legs, but not that huge.

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  22. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Bruce will know what to do with him (how to play to his strengths)...

    That is, if Bruce is still the coach is still coach when he is healthy again
     
  23. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    Dike’s body mass is even bigger than Lukaku.
     
  24. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Haha, if ever there were an American player that a quintessentially British coach would know what to do with, it's Dike. Classic neanderthal ball #9 if that's what you're after.
     
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  25. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Barcelona
    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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