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    Shane Long reminds me of John Sydenham. He is fast, runs in a straight line and scores a goal about every 10 games. Long would probably have made a decent left winger back in the 60s and 70s but playing him as a central striker is a bit like playing Sydenham as an old-style centre-forward would have been.

    Fraser Forster reminds me of Campbell Forsyth, a big, imposing looking goalkeeper but not especially quick or agile.

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    Forster reminds me of my wardrobe, big - cumbersome and would never get down to one in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northam soul View Post
    Forster reminds me of my wardrobe, big - cumbersome and would never get down to one in the corner.
    Your wardrobe would probably come and claim a cross in to the 6 yard box every once in a while too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambosa75 View Post
    Your wardrobe would probably come and claim a cross in to the 6 yard box every once in a while too...
    This is what I cannot understand, I played at a decent level as a keeper and was coached by some good keepers in my time and coming for crosses was something that I worked on regularly.
    I was always encouraged to claim the ball even if you had no chance of catching it get a solid punch and if necessary go through the attacker as you will not get penalised.
    Now I am only 6-1" and i would claim as much as possible, not only that if the opposition know you are going to come for these crosses it deters them from making them.

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    Pied reminds me of Jermaine Wright but I donít really know why

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    Nathan Redmond reminds me of Thierry Henry. Uncanny really.

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    Obafemi reminds me of George Lawrence.

    Facially they look very similar and are both stocky. I think they run quite similar too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpine_saint View Post
    Obafemi reminds me of George Lawrence.

    Facially they look very similar and are both stocky. I think they run quite similar too.
    I thought he has the look of a Wallace ,Same beaming smile!

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    Forster reminds me of my big smelly sh&t i did this morning

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    Shane Long is the modern day Brett Omerod, runs around a lot, doesn't really score goals and is apparently a lovely bloke off the pitch

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    Jack Stephens reminds me of Mark Wright, composed and comfortable on the ball. Steven Davis = Jim Magilton, solid, tidy and unspectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toussaint View Post
    Jack Stephens reminds me of Mark Wright, composed and comfortable on the ball. Steven Davis = Jim Magilton, solid, tidy and unspectacular.
    Mark Wright was good in the air!!

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    Redmond reminds me of Danny Wallace, but I think it's more a recollection of Wallace in a Rank Xerox shirt than much else. Pretty sure I've seen Nick Holmes out there this season as well a couple of times this season.

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    Gabbi reminds me of Marek Saganowski - scored a hatfull then went off the boil.

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    Surprised nobody has compared Boufal to Gaston Ramirez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Surprised nobody has compared Boufal to Gaston Ramirez
    A few have compared him to Fabrice "Crop Circles"" Fernandes though

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    Pellegrine's Obafemiat renminds me of Souness' Ali Dia, especially when he missed the sitter at the end of the match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northam soul View Post
    This is what I cannot understand, I played at a decent level as a keeper and was coached by some good keepers in my time and coming for crosses was something that I worked on regularly.
    I was always encouraged to claim the ball even if you had no chance of catching it get a solid punch and if necessary go through the attacker as you will not get penalised.
    Now I am only 6-1" and i would claim as much as possible, not only that if the opposition know you are going to come for these crosses it deters them from making them.
    I'm 5'6", played 3 seasons goal in Sat/Sun local Yeovil league Div 4 (ok, 15 years ago when I was still taller standing up than lying down).
    Mind you, I have sharp elbows and a loud voice (I'm a teacher) and a defence that did as they were f***ing told, so everyone just got the f*** out the way!
    The 18 yard box was MY area, not the piffling 6 yard tin can. Proud to be lowest goals conceded in the league 2000/01 season...

    ... and I came for more crosses than FF!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Redmond reminds me of Danny Wallace, but I think it's more a recollection of Wallace in a Rank Xerox shirt than much else. Pretty sure I've seen Nick Holmes out there this season as well a couple of times this season.
    Nick Holmes - Sam McQueen?

    Guido Carrrillo - Gordon Watson? In style of play if not appearance.

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    Fraser Forster looks like a slower and bulkier version of that tall goalkeeper we signed from Celtic a few years ago!

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    Charlie Austin, Ted McDougall or Derek Reeves. came alive in the penalty area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb View Post
    Shane Long is the modern day Brett Omerod, runs around a lot, doesn't really score goals and is apparently a lovely bloke off the pitch
    Spot on! The mistake we make with Long is we expect him to actually score, where as Brett we didn’t!

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    JWP reminds me of Stevie Williams, tackles as well, just as quick and strong. Mind you, Williams is 59.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    JWP reminds me of Stevie Williams, tackles as well, just as quick and strong. Mind you, Williams is 59.


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    Williams had a nasty streak, JWP needs one and doesn't tackle anything like Williams, JWP is a pussy when it comes to tackling.

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    Boufal - Fernandez.

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    Bertrand/Bridge, both super-consistent, one of the first names on the team sheet, rarely go below a 7, can regularly give you an 8 or 9. Big fish = small pond. Loadsa money but (both) ultimately unfulfilled (if marrying a lingerie model can be said to be unfilled).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
    JWP reminds me of Stevie Williams, tackles as well, just as quick and strong. Mind you, Williams is 59.


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    Yep, I was going to say the exact same thing but agree with Derry about Williams being nastier, I particularly remember the two legged tackles which I don’t think Jwp would get away with these days.

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    It was a joke Derry , a corny one copied from Bill Shankley. When a reporter asked Shanks if he agreed that Mick Channons performances drew comparison with Tom Finney replied "Aye you could be right, but to be fair to Tom, he is in his 50's".


    For the avoidance of any doubt, my opinion is this. Williams is one of the best players I've ever seen pull on the shirt. JWP, isn't


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