(5) William Troost-ekong

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by nornironhorn, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Agreed, from what I've seen so far he seems to be just a decent Championship CB (just like the rest of our CBs).
     
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I'm not sure he was that bad. He was trying to drive the ball out of defence without much support at all. Plus he can't long pass for ****.

    But then again, can any of them?
     
  3. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Thought he spent most of the night trying to rile up Toney. Noticed a fair few where he left one on him, or was quite forceful in a tussle. Toney looked good but to be fair, we kept him from scoring from open play so maybe it worked?
     
  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    On another day he could have been walking away with the match ball. Unlucky his shot came back off the post and he missed a routine header. We did nothing to stop him or put him off in those situations. I don’t think we can take too much credit in the way we handled him last night.
     
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Indeed. Appears to offer no upgrade in any area on Cathcart or Kabasele. We collect players around the 5/6 out of 10 level and never anyone better.
     
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  6. In Gino we Troost.
     
  7. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    He owned the Centre backs. He has everything that we desperately needed in a centre forward. The space he found just before he hit the post was class. Frustrating that we couldn't shift some of our dross so we could of gone for him. God knows how much hes worth now.
     
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  8. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Toney seemed a pretty good bloke with good temperament as well as being a good player. He will go far.
     
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  9. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I'd 100% rather him than Carthorse.
     
  10. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Good defender, but seems unable to pass the ball, which is disappointing seeing as that was supposedly one of his main attributes when we signed him
     
  11. RS2

    RS2 First Year Pro

    My god his passing was abysmal today but defended well. Would bring Wilmot back in for Barnsley though.
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    I would get Wilmot in. We need some drive from the back. Failing that get him into midfield.
     
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  14. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Got caught out a bit for their disallowed goal, but luckily Kiko bailed him out by stepping up. Otherwise, didn't have much defending to do, but didn't give me as many nerves with the ball at his feet
     
  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Just read the first page of this thread.

    Because he spoke well in an interview everyone thought he was a great signing. Whoops!

    The guy is total shyte.
     
  16. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Did not think the some time Udinese and Nigeria captain would be overshadowed by a bloke who hardly got a game in Serie B, but here we are
     
  17. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    His passing has definitely been a lot better in the last two games. And I thought he won a couple of important headers in our box too.
     
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Yes better today. But still not the answer for the future.
     
  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Yes, I was nervy any time they shaped to cross, but they didn't really threaten, credit to him, Sierralta, Kiko and Masina
     
  20. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    Masina is very good aerially. I think he won 7 headers yesterday. It’s helpful to have a full back who is so dominant in the air.
     
  21. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Fine if we stay down, nowhere near good enough if we go up.

    We have one centre back who'll be capable in the Premier League and, amazingly, that's Sierralta.
     
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  22. RS2

    RS2 First Year Pro

    His passing was fine against Wycombe and for the first half yesterday because both teams sat off him so much he was able to stroll over the halfway line with the ball. As soon as Forest decided to apply some pressure in the second half we saw the mistakes creep in.
     
  23. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    I think he’d be perfectly fine as a third or fourth choice CB if we go up, which I’d imagine is what he would be.
     
  24. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    You have a short memory, when we were in the PL we were screaming for new defenders. They're more likely to build a team around WTE
     
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  25. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    I recall that. But I also recall that when we were promoted in 2015, we signed Prodl, Britos and Ake. We didn’t keep Angella or Ekstrand or Connolly around for long.

    I think we actually have reasonable strength in depth at CB this time around, but one starting CB would be a helpful and likely addition should we go up.
     
  26. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    How much money would we have to spend in the Prem if we go up? We've been in a bit of a pickle for a while now, and with Covid being an extra kicker, would we just bank the money and consolidate, almost like Norwich? Defenders aren't expensive, but the Pozzos famously scrimp on them, I could see them doing the same again if we go up, banking on our good defensive record this season translating to a higher level
     
  27. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    As has been said by others, I think he has looked better in the last two games, but IMO from what we have seen of him so far he is only a reasonable back up squad player and should not be a regular starter.
     
  28. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    I think he is a Championship top half/top six level CB. But wouldn’t want him as a regular starter in the Premier League just as I wouldn’t want Grant Hanley, Pontus Jansson, Liam Moore, Michael Morrison and plenty of other CBS starting for our promotion rivals starting for us should we get promoted. There are a number I would be pretty happy to rely on in the Premier League - Guehi and Pinnock and maybe Ben Gibson come to mind - but there really aren’t that many.
    It’s a tough one. I think there will be plenty of value in the market this summer with EFL clubs and also clubs in France and other countries where leagues have had some sort of issue with broadcasting revenue feeling the pinch and desperate for cash. I think Norwich’s consolidation approach worked well for them given the youth of their squad. But we have a number of premier league players still on premier league wages - not sure it would be equally appropriate. I’d like to see us do something more akin to what Leeds have done - sign a small number of quality players to upgrade specific issues with the squad: a CB, a LB, a CM and a CF are the priorities. Fulham also appear to have done some good business - exploiting the situation in France, and signing players with points to prove.
     
  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Leeds signed 6 new players for their first team, including 2 who were on loan last season. Rodrigo was £26m, the rest were undisclosed I think, so I'm not sure how much they spent overall, but it was probably more than we'll have. Fulham had one hell of a challenge on their hands to even assemble a competitive team in the Premier League, at the start of the season they were woeful, but they made smart use of the loan system which has kept them in with a chance, I guess that would be more realistic for us. In a way it's kicking the can down the line though because if they go down, most of those players probably leave, and if they stay up, they'll either have to sign them permanently, or get someone else in
     
  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    We probably have, what, 3 or 4 genuine Premier League quality players, sure, if we go up, we'll sign some more, but I don't think we'll go and sign 7 or 8 new players, I suspect we'll have bigger priorities than CB (which isn't to say WTE is Prem quality)
     
  31. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    You forget we get Dawson back if we go up.
     
  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    We get him back anyway, unless we choose not to that is.
     
  33. We won't be going up, so it's more a case of whether we can hold onto Sierra rather than which champ standard dross we'll need to replace.
     
  34. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Defeatist :p
     
  35. Realist. It's less than 50/50.:p:rolleyes:
     

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