(31) Francisco Sierralta

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Kane has only had one sub appearance. I'm hoping I'm right though and it's not because Xisco doesn't think he's good enough
     
  2. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Most people on here are saying that Serrialta is the only PL standard defender we have got, but could be that WE have got it all wrong and he is now looking more like a one season wonder?

    I sincerely hope not :eek:
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I hope not because the other 3 centre backs are all dreadful.
     
  4. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    No.
     
  5. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Surely any sort of opinion along those lines can only have been formed on about one week of pre-season training?
     
  6. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Could be, but he played well today against a full-strength Palace side
     
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Won everything in the air .

    Very assured.
     
  8. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Sounds like he did OK tonight, so hopefully The kid has just been giving him more time to recover from his very busy summer and he will carry on being the player he was last season, only this time in the PL :)
     
  9. jackwfc

    jackwfc Academy Graduate

    I thought Sierralta did well today, except from one a time in the second half when Benteke beat him in the box by knocking it round him and then hit the post.
     
  10. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    So good to see Sierralta back. He was immaculate, although Mateta did barge him off the ball while on a dangerous run. Should have been a goal for them. Apart from that, he won everything in the air, and was solid. Really makes a difference to WTE's performance as well. Makes him a much better player too.
     
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  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Scratch that......it was Troost-Ekong who got rolled and pushed off the ball in the first half.......my mistake.
     
  12. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    The King is back.

    If he’s not on the team sheet come Sunday, there should be a ******* riot.
     
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  13. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame First Year Pro

    Don't worry, Sierralta is the numero uno, as last night's performance demonstrated. Easing him back in after taking a longer break following Copa America. Hopefully will start on Sunday but wouldn't be surprised if he's not back fully until after the international break, especially as it looks like the Premier League is standing firm and collectively blocking South American players from travelling for the September fixtures.
     
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  14. PL defender through and through, it’s always been as sure a sure thing as you will ever see
     
  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  16. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Seems to have crept up on people that our CB's will not always be available to us this season because of WC qualifiers and AFCON. We've only got 4 CB's now Pollock has gone out on loan. Cathcart is currently injured, and IF Sierralta plays for Chile he'll be in quarantine for a while. We're just left with Kabs and WTE. Maybe Kucka or Masina could be emergency CB's but that's hardly what we should be doing.

    However, I'm confident we'll sign a CB. Maybe not a brilliant one, but we'll get someone in as we just don't have the numbers to cover this entire season. Pollock going on loan virtually confirms (to my mind) we'll be getting one.
     
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  17. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I’ve been warning about this on here for a couple of weeks.

    Very very bad news. Ufff
     
  18. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    WTE is playing in Cape Verde as well isn't he? That's on the red list.
     
  19. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Ok....we'll have Kabs running around on his own against Wolves. Who needs centre backs anyway. They are very overrated.
     
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  20. Really is a ridiculous situation. Can't they play these games over Zoom ?
     
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  21. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Chalobah as emergency centre back cover. What could go wrong?
     
  22. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    They should simply not be allowed to go.

    We pay their wages.

    FIFA has said the clubs have the right not to release players who will then have to isolate and miss matches on their return.

    We need to put our feet down on this nonsense.
     
  23. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    It was the Premier League who said that, not FIFA tbf, and Premier League clubs seem to have relented on that
     
  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Obviously I feel for these countries on the red list, many of whom won't have rolled out the vaccines as quickly as us, but...******* hell CONMEBOL, what a gigantic ****-up the Copa America format was, 20 games, 4 games each in the group stages, to eliminate 2 teams. If you were that worried about getting through these crucial World Cup qualifiers, maybe you could have come up with a better format!
     
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  25. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    You never stop a player playing for their country unless they are injured. Full stop. If he wants to play, he plays.
     
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  26. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    But the PL got permission from FIFA first before they made that announcement.

    Other European footballing bodies have done the same.

    Many players have accepted the decision, but it seems in particular the Argentines haven’t (Villa for example will lose Martínez and Buendia for one match..not two games because both players are flying home before the 3rd international fixture).

    Personally, as I say, I don’t think it’s acceptable.
     
  27. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Only let him go if he signs a new long term deal.
     
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  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Pretty sure FIFA weren't on board. It's their rules the national associations are using to circumvent the position taken by the leagues and call up their players regardless.
     
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  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Is there any indication that we are doing that with Sierralta?
     
  30. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Sierralta stays!

    Screenshot_20210830-185558_Instagram.jpg
     
  31. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    He's not going on international duty. He's said he'll just have to support from here.

    Edit: RS2 beats me to it by a whisker!
     
  32. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    His English is improving, he may only have given his club interview after the game in Spanish, but Ben Brereton says he has good English
     
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  33. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    I could give Big Franny some credit here but I used the translate option on Instagram!
     
  34. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    He has gone up even further in my already hugely high expectations of him.
     
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  35. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

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