Wonderkid from Abidjan - The Amad Diallo thread

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  1. SF19

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    Jun 8, 2013
    We press lol

    I take it as confirmation that Sancho is going.
     
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  2. benni...

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    Nov 23, 2004
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    #127 benni..., Jun 18, 2024
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    I disagree. I think he's a smart worker as opposed to a headless chicken. He knows how to press in that RWF very well. He did come from Atalanta youth academy and thats their thing as well. I thought what I was from him at the end of the season, even if you leave out the Liverpool cup game, he showed he enough that pressing isnt gonna be a problem.

    The only reason why he may not be an ETH player is because he doesnt have high end pace and it seems like he prefers that. I think he presses. TBH, im looking for stats to back up the claim, but if he wasnt ETH type of player, why did he get as many chances as he did before the injury and why after he was fully fit?
     
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  3. Anonymous_United

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    Jul 13, 2018
    In ok with him starting ahead of Antony. I like him but I was expecting him to be sold to generate revenue for other signings.
     
  4. MizzouMUFC

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    I think you have a little selective memory here. He was picked behind Forson for weeks when fit. Ornstein and co we’re saying it was because of his defensive lapses in training and when given minutes in games. But I think his pressing did improve as the season progressed and I agree that smart pressing is way more effective than the headless running around that Garnacho does sometimes.

    Also, if top end speed is something ETH prioritizes in wingers, why did he bring in Antony who’s never outrun a defender in his life?

    I’m a such Amad fan. I think he’s on of the few chance creators and intelligent players this team has outside of Bruno.
     
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  5. SF19

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    Jun 8, 2013
    Maybe the setup changes? We were playing more of a 4-2-2-2 as of late.
     
  6. JamesA

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    Defensive lapses does not mean a player isn't pressing properly, or isn't able to press.

    They are wildly different things.
     
  7. MizzouMUFC

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    True.
     
  8. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

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    Jun 4, 2006
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    is that true though? Antony's legs move as fast as you like and he can't pull away from any defender.

    Diallo beats players on the dribble easily anyway. he doesn't need Overmars speed.

    if it is true it's a stupid reason to boycott a player. it wouldn't surprise me if it was true though
     
  9. Sofabloke

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    Dec 24, 2003
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    If the Amad story was briefed by the club then is probably as a distraction because they have realised they cant / wont afford a RW even if Sancho & Mason are sold :sneaky:
     
  10. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    I think Amad returned to training, but he was not fit. Thats why Forson was getting selected. Also they were trying to convince Forson to resign, so had to play him. A bit of both.

    I think Antony, there's no way to explain that other than he needed a left footed RWF. There's a story somewhere on the athletic that he could have chosen someone else but the club let him down. Cant remember details. Will try and find.

    But yes, he values high end pace and Antony isnt that, but he's a left footed WF to invert and run like an idiot.
     
  11. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Its just the ability to stretch the defense I think. I think ETH saw that the kid can still be valuable in other areas.
     
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  12. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

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    Jun 4, 2006
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    let's hope so
     

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