(5) William Troost-ekong

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

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Modern football for you.

    No one is allowed to just “boot it” now!

    Probably get fined for doing that .
     
  2. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Happy birthday WTE, I expect you may well be our club captain going forward and would happily endorse that if you are going to be a regular 1st eleven player, but I have my doubts that you will be.
     
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  3. UEA_Hornet

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  4. RS2

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    Troost-Ekong and Etebo are both back training so got themselves out of playing against Cape Verde.

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  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

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  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    He's one of our own!
     
  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    For the record, Nigeria came back from behind to win 2-1, which I'm sure they'll be delighted with given the players missing
     
  9. Henry Winter just tweeted he has spent time with WTE and will be article in Times tomorrow.
     
  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I wonder how many times “Sarr, Deeney and sacked managers” can be fitted in?!
     
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  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    He has very asymmetrical abs
     
  13. RS2

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    Odd photo to start the article with but scarily similar to my physique.
     
  14. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    People love to slag him off for his passing but I think he's been excellent defensively. And apart from one pass into touch under pressure and in a non dangerous area, he didn't do anything wrong on the ball today either.
     
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  15. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    That was pure comedy though. I was thinking, wow, we played that around the back nicely for once, only for him to smash it into touch when there was a Watford player about 1 metre to the left.
     
  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    We use yards now, m8.
     
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  17. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    I'm not sure to be honest, looked like we were getting progressively more panicked and boxed in so the only option on for him was Kiko who was already marked so he tried to play it to the side that was less dangerous and overhit it. I really don't care that he kicked it off the pitch when we were under pressure.
     
  18. RS2

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    He was caught horribly out of position in the first half, then Cathcart did exactly the same thing and they scored. Troosty wasn't punished when he fell asleep though.
     
  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Thought he was good apart from that tbf, Cathcart did make some other mistakes mind. I don't think his passing was horrendous, there was one incident not too long before they scored where he passed it straight out under a bit of pressure, but I can't really remember too many other incidents of him giving the ball away
     
  20. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Let's not forget that it was against ***ing Norwich, also. If he finds/has found a way to step up and improve his game then that's marvellous, but I don't think we can draw that conclusion based on playing a Championship side shorn of their best player (Buendia) who we also managed to shut out last season when they had him. And he's displayed plenty of his calamity passing and decision making in the other games to date; Brighton being the most glaringly prominent example.

    Obviously, since he is the one apparent constant out of our 2.37 senior centre backs total, it's in all our interests for him to be reliable enough, so I hope he can become/is becoming that. We surely cannot declare it on the weight of today, though.
     
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  21. MIlton Dammers

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    He's fine when we're not being pressed by quick/good players. That's when his passing becomes a liability.
     
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - fairly decent defender but very prone to errors on the ball which isn’t ideal in the way teams want to play these days.

    I mean we could try not to pass to him when under pressure ?
     
  23. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Other than the incident in the first half where he almost gave away a penalty (and tbf he was left to dry there by Kucka), I thought he was pretty darn good today. Don't remember too many sloppy passes too, beginning to have less concerns about him at Prem level
     
  24. So did I
     
  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I think we just rotate the pointless, unforced errors around the team. He’ll pop up with one again soon enough when it’s his turn, don’t worry/get carried away.
     
  26. RS2

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    Thought he was pretty poor today but that was enough to make him one of the better players. Ponderous with the ball as usual. I'm not sure how a guy that big can be so weak and his aerial challenges are bizarre. He seems to mistime every jump meaning he'll either make a colossal header or lose out to a player like Saint-Maximin.
     
  27. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    I'm not his greatest fan but I think he's improving. Cathcart on other hands needs putting down.
     
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Do people say that to you then if you have a bad day?

    He is another person - not a dog.

    WTE probably is a decent defender but will get caught out at higher level and when we flap around with the ball at the back which we insist on doing - that can hardly help.
     
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  29. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    He looks better in the Premier league than he did in the championship. Its a funny old game, innit.
     
  30. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    Absolutely
     
  31. wfc4ever

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