(14) Nathaniel Chalobah

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    He’ll be really key in the Championship, so stick with him and get him right up to speed this season. Then hopefully after a much better pre season next summer he can hit the ground running and show some quality to try and get us to challenge for promotion/stop a second relegation (delete as appropriate).
  2. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He was poor yesterday. Really poor.
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  3. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Watch the first 15 of the second half, intelligence and vision above others it's so evident.
  4. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He also showed a level of apathy and arrogance above all others at times as well...
  5. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Dreadful again today. Needs to be removed from the first team picture completely.
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  6. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He's completely finished. Will be in League One in a couple of years.
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah, as a pundit.
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  8. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Just love the way he trots about watching but doing chuff all - see Southampton's equaliser as prime example. Zero covering for Holebas or any desire whatsoever.
    WatfordÉire and We hate 48 like this.
  9. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    I think he'll see his contract with us out then retire. You can't be a professional footballer if you can't sprint or change direction, even at a lower level. How Quique saw him as a better option yesterday than Pereyra or Quina is beyond me, was like going down to ten men. His corner was a particular lowlight, was like a ten year old that can't get the ball off the ground.
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  10. RS2

    RS2 Academy Graduate

    He seemed to hurt his knee towards the end of the game as well. Hopefully it's ok and will do him good mentally knowing that he can get a knock on it and be fine.

    He looks like he's done a Deeney and bulked up too much. That, along with the whole knee issue, means he's not very mobile and people just run past him now. I'm trying to remember if he was always like this though, he's always had a sort of lazy style about his play. Not that he's not trying, just one of these players who look like they're just having a jog around the park.
  11. Such a sad thing that another lad with so much natural talent has had his career ruined by injury, but that is a harsh fact in professional sport and we can't afford to be overly sentimental about it.

    Sadly we have to say thank you for the memories Nathaniel, let him go and move on.
  12. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It does appear that he cannot achieve the levels of mobility that are needed.
    Very sad but always possible in sport.
  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I can't for the life of me understand how, with all the monitoring and testing that they should be doing at the training ground, he is being passed as fit to be in the squad. He looks shot.
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  14. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    I think he'll be an asset in the Championship. We need to stick with him for now and give him some game time.
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  15. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Shame we'll most likely not see him reach the levels he hit at the start of Silva's season. Himself and Doucoure looked brilliant in those first few games.
  16. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Another chitshow from him at the weekend. It's beyond belief that we are still persevering with him. I'm sure he's a lovely bloke but come on, it's just farcical now.
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  17. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    A real shame to see his current standards compared to how he was a few years ago.
  18. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    I don't want to completely write him off, but he's been very poor since coming back, and not just in a 'lack of confidence' kind of way. Like others have noted, he's not very mobile, and his first touch seems to have disappeared.

    I just don't understand how he's been getting the nod ahead of Quina this season. Quina has looked excellent pretty much every time he's played for us, and is surely the brighter prospect. He's more of an attacking player sure, but he's also played a holding role for us, buzzing about and breaking up play, and looked just as good.
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  19. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I agree, I like Quina and I hope he gets a decent run with the next manager. He can't be worse than any of our midfield bar Doucoure and Capoue, and potentially better than all of them, in my view.
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  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Why would he be an asset? He can’t change direction, can’t sprint and is nervous in the tackle despite a decent amount of action this season. He’s finished. Bringing him on is like electing to play with 10 men.
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Maybe he means ‘asset’ in the same way as in spy movies. Could send him out on loan to an unwitting rival to sabotage them.
  22. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Quina must be absolute dung in training. There's just no other explanation.

    Remember when our reserve team looked just as good as our first team in the league Cup, and both comfortably could have held their own in the Premier league? Feels like a lifetime ago. How have things gone so wrong?

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