Zak Whitbread to Norwich: 5-16-2012 released by Norwich

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Kool Herc, May 24, 2009.

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  1. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zak started and went 53 minutes for Norwich's 3-0 win over Coventry he was the first player subbed out
     
  2. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
  3. beamish

    beamish Member+

    Jul 6, 2009
    Injury update:

     
  4. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, I hope its not serious (for the sake of his national team ambitions,) he can't stay healthy.
     
  5. soccaisthecoolest

    Jul 22, 2008
    What are the strengths & weaknesses of Whitbread's game?
     
  6. alky13

    alky13 New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Manchester/NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great emergency defender. Tactically he is improving leaps and bounds but will be exploited against the David Silva's and Nasri's of the league.
     
  7. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    he reads the game well.

    he is yet another addition to our collection of sloooow central defenders.
     
  8. soccaisthecoolest

    Jul 22, 2008

    But does he make up with some of that lack of athleticism with positioning? How is he at linking with the midfield?
     
  9. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    A slow defender is not an issue if he reads the game well. As long as Whitbread positions his body correctly, it really shouldn't be an issue that he can't keep up with the strikers.
     
  10. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go back and read this thread from page 1, by far the biggest issue with Zak is that he can't stay healthy, .
     
  11. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scientists really need to look into whether human beings actually can be made of glass.

    They should start by examining Zak Whitbread and Arjen Robben.
     
  12. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Whitbread did not play in today's match
     
  13. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whitbread probably needs to focus on making his career last as long as possible.
     
  14. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    a slow central defender is less of an issue if he reads the game well. and zak does read the game well.

    but a slow central defender is always an issue even if the opposing side has a fast change-directions-quickly forward.
     
  15. soccaisthecoolest

    Jul 22, 2008
    How long will Whitbread be out? I'm just concerned that he'll lose his spot in the CB lineup/rotation.
     
  16. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It very often is a fitness issue. Ie, not being in good enough shape.
     
  17. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Leipzig, Germany
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's already back - played in their 4-0 League Cup loss yesterday.
     
  18. chimac4u

    chimac4u Red Card

    Aug 9, 2006
    How has he looked in the few games, so far?
     
  19. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    I'll call this a blessing in disguise. If they have any hope of staving off relegation they need to get some early wins and a draw here or there against the top 5.
     
  20. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ayala, the recent CB signing injured his knee yesterday. The team is not sure yet how long he will be out.

    Quote from the manager: "On the positive side Zak came through hopefully okay. We gave him a bit of game time and Morro (Steve Morison) hopefully the same, and they don't have any reaction."
     
  21. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe I read Paul Lambert made 11 changes from the Stoke game for the Carling Cup. I wouldn't read too much into this performance.
     
  22. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    yeah. he is a good player. i think some people here don't realize how difficult it is first to play at this level but more importantly to keep upgrading teams. that means he has impressed in his league play other managers.

    really well done.
     
  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    In fact, after QPR was knocked out of the Carling Cup yesterday..........Steve Warnock said he was pleased with the result. Lambert probably wouldn't be so vocal about it, but he probably feels the same way. The Carling Cup is nowhere near as important to Norwich as premier league survival.
     

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