(3) Mario Gaspar

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  1. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I'm sure a scum player dribbled past him yesterday? Although **** knows what the definition of a dribble is these days!
  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Yeah not sure, they all vary from data provider to data provider. Whoscored who use Opta reckon he's been dribbled past 0.1 times per game so even if it's not a perfect record, it's still up there as one of the best in the Champ so far!
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  3. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    Can you compare with Gosling’s appearances at RB?
  4. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    When he returns we might see Sarr switch back to the right, seeing as their qualities and deficiencies seem to correlate.
  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Sadly can't filter by only the minutes played at RB so there's some of his midfield performances in here as well, although his mins were pretty limited in midfield

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  6. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    I really cannot decide if that's damning of Gaspar or if it reflects well on Gosling. Both, probably.
  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Given Reids earlier analysis of Gaspar was quite complimentary, I think it speaks more to how well Gosling has done. Of course, he used to play there so we probably shouldn't be too surprised he's somewhat comfortable, but for me he's exceeded expectations.
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  8. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    Certainly looked like this player last night. Perhaps the injury came at the right time for him in terms of having a bit of time to reset and get used to the league
  9. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo Reservist

    Was excellent last night, a completely different player under Bilic. Linked up well, got forward when he could and was defensively sound. If the squad keeps up this momentum, the returning injured players will struggle to get back into the team.
  10. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Gaspar is a good player or was when he was at Villarreal. It's taken him time to settle at Watford. He has improved under Bilic, there's no doubt about it. Bilic has made a lot of players better already. The ball Gaspar put in for Bayo to mess up was probably the pass of the season. A brilliant ball. He's a solid player. No frills, but no big mistakes either. You don't often notice him, and for me, that's the sign of a good defender. A bit like Cathcart, he does his job and is reliable.

    Clearly Villarreal got the better deal from the Gaspar/Kiko trade, but he's doing ok as far as I'm concerned and is good enough at Championship level for sure.
  11. Great block to a piledriver from the edge of the box in the 2nd half
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  12. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Was looking forward to seeing what his qualities were once he settled, because it's not abundantly clear looking at him (not the fastest, not the strongest).

    Think he showed why he's had the career he's had last night. Technically proficient and positionally excellent. Hopefully kicks on from here and has the engine for a long Championship campaign
  13. Legends

    Legends Reservist

    Yeah pretty close.
  14. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Horrendous player
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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    An old experience defender trying to make it in a fast paced physically competitive league ?
  16. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    We need to get Ebosele in from Udinese. He’s barely kicked a ball in Serie A and is better suited to the championship
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  17. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    A ridiculous signing from a ridiculous club. I've seen a half decent performance against Cardiff from him and that's it. Completely unsuited to the league and an enormous downgrade on Kiko, good work Pozzo.
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  18. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    What am I missing with this guy? He's mostly been okay whenever he's played, and his track record suggests he should be at least passable at this level.

    But a man with his career, at an okay age, is being left out in place of Dan Gosling, and a mostly out of his depth Jeremy Ngakia. Is he awful in training? Has his legs completely gone?
  19. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    agree. Don’t see how he can be worse than Ngakia.
  20. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Couldn’t finish his dinner.
  21. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    He's a makeshift midfielder who's usually a right back. Finishing probably not one of his strong points.
  22. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Ferreira showed him it it’s possible.
  23. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bit unfortunate the best chances fell to him but guess it means he was trying to get in the box .
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  24. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

  25. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    A great run and shot by Ferreira, but let's not get carried away. He also made several poor, under no pressure, short passes giving the ball away. Unfortunately not the only player today to misplace several passes.
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  26. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I was talking very specifically about it being possible for a right back to score goals.

    But also I think at least half of Ferreira’s misplaced passes were the fault of Martins, not coming short/keeping his marker pinned behind him.
  27. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Yup, I said on the Watford Discord server about 5 mins before he scored that he'd mostly been awful today, quite a lot of hospital balls (the one to Gaspar after our FK was utterly dreadful) played.

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