Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Steve Leo Beleck, Jul 10, 2017.
Monday 1st April; https://twitter.com/LuridDreamer/status/1112825313875165190
Wilmot’s been thrown on at HT with Udinese 1-0 down away at Milan
Tuesday 2nd April; https://twitter.com/LuridDreamer/status/1113191544859836416
And they got a draw out of the game .
To those who are interested in the Watford loan updates I post, I'm afraid for the time being I'll be stopping. Some things come before football. COYH.
Thanks for all of the work oxhey67 and good luck!
Oxhey67 hope to see you back here soon, good luck and thanks for the updates!
I saw Dodi Lukebakio live in action today as Fortuna Düsseldorf won 2-1 away at Hertha Berlin - Dodi looked decent, but blanked, faded, and then was subbed on 68 minutes. The two sides started next to each other in the table, with Fortuna's win seeing them leapfrogging Hertha in to 10th and continuing a good run of form.
Lukebakio started on the left of a 4-5-1/4-3-3, with Fortuna sitting deep and looking to counter quickly through the two wide players. Hertha fell in to their trap, with a relatively high line and sluggish defending. Lukebakio was played clean through on goal, one-on-one, twice in the first 20 minutes. However, he showed absolutely zero composure, and skied both chances - I doubt even Deulofeu would have done worse in the same positions.
Hertha perhaps were a bit more wary of his threat after that, and he didn't get any further goalscoring opportunities. He still looked one of Fortuna's livelier players, but he is much less effective at dribbling in tight spaces than he is on the counter. Given supposed concerns about his attitude, his defensive work was surprisingly sound and diligent. Although, there were a couple of occasions when he played very loose passes on the edge of his own box after winning the ball back, which against better opposition could have been severely punished (suicidal passes of the kind Doucoure is unfortunately still liable to come up with every now and again).
I think he looks good enough for the Prem (certainly he'd do better than Sema), and his game has definitely progressed since his pre-season with us, but I'm not convinced he's ready to nail down a starting spot. His all-round attacking play is likely a step down in quality from Pereyra or Deulofeu (except perhaps if we're solely set up to counter), and he seems another player who struggles to last a full 90 minutes. However, he would probably be more solid defensively than Pereyra.
Funnily enough, it was another Belgian winger playing for Fortuna that really caught my eye - Benito Raman. He played on the right of Fortuna's system, opposite Dodi, and got both of their goals. It seems he only got a regular starting spot for them this year, but he now has 4 goals and 3 assists from his last 6 starts. He kind of reminded me of Hughes, but with a bit extra. Very tenacious, comfortable with both feet, direct and tricky. Also showed the composure in front of goal which Dodi lacked. Only 24 years old as well. If our scouts have been paying attention to Fortuna's matches, bringing this guy in for £5mil-£8mil, plus Dodi going back on loan for another season, could be a worthwhile deal.
Good write up thanks .
Perhaps you could branch out to bank loan updates .
People could twitter the latest rates they ve managed for various financing deals undertaken.