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    Much derided on here, but has knuckled down after his loan spell and has made the right back position his own. Also his crossing seems to be getting better and was one of the few to emerge with credit after the Bournemouth debacle.... And he scored against the Skates! Happy times.

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    agree he has done ok but still doesn't instil confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenLeTiss View Post
    Much derided on here, but has knuckled down after his loan spell and has made the right back position his own. Also his crossing seems to be getting better and was one of the few to emerge with credit after the Bournemouth debacle.... And he scored against the Skates! Happy times.
    Wanders casually down the middle of the pitch. Wham. 3-0 Saints. Legend

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    Quote Originally Posted by musesaint View Post
    Wanders casually down the middle of the pitch. Wham. 3-0 Saints. Legend
    Lovely goal .... but I can imagine back in the dressing room RH giving him a bollocking . WTF was a right back doing there?

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    I thought he was one of our best players yesterday.

    Obviously Ings was MOM but Cedric was in the next group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurzel View Post
    Lovely goal .... but I can imagine back in the dressing room RH giving him a bollocking . WTF was a right back doing there?
    I was yelling at the screen for him to get back across to right back and the BHAM !

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    Scored against the skates and for that reason alone will always be alright with me, unless he ever joins them but fat chance of that.

    He's a good player. I enjoy watching him.

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    Not a brilliant RB, but fair play to him, goal very well taken last night.

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    I've always liked him. His biggest issues seem to be he is a short arse who gets dominated by big CFs and while he gets forward well his final ball, into the box, is frequently awful.

    I think his little loan last season was a bit of a wake up call for him that he wasn't as good as he thought he was but he seems to have come back knuckled down and put in some decent performances the last few games.

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    Better than Valery. No surprise he is back in the team now his attitude is right

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    Always thought he was a good player, was very consistent for us but like many in the squad under 3 pretty poor managers just went off the boil and went a little stale.

    Also have always thought that he is actually a way better defender than he is going forward which is against the norm for modern fullbacks these days. He is quick, rarely gets beaten 1v1, seems pretty strong/stocky for someone his height and his positioning/covering is excellent, note how he got round and covered with a crucial back post intervention last night, something that Valery doesn't do. He covers the centre-backs very well IMO, just reads the game well and that adds confidence to the whole back for IMO.

    Going forward he is always been a little bit hit or miss, he certainly has good enough control and passing to be decent in forward areas and makes good runs, but his crossing is often a lottery, but put a great ball in last night that was begging for someone to slot in but no one gambled.

    Should really see if we can get him to sign another contract IMO, we look a lot more solid defensively with him in a back four. We also I think would be hard pressed to find a full back as good as him when he is at his best without spending a lot.

    What he was doing there for the goal I don't know.

    Still though get the impression he wants to elsewhere and has only knuckled down to earn a good contract elsewhere, 'shop window' style, his celebration of a rare goal in a derby, in front of the away fans was a little muted IMO for someone that wants to be here. Contrast it with Hojberg's end game celebrations and even celebrating a good sliding tackle at the end of the game, he looked like someone who was enjoying playing for the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior Mullet View Post
    Scored against the skates and for that reason alone will always be alright with me, unless he ever joins them
    Does that mean you dislike Ron Davies, Mick Channon and Bobby Stokes, who all joined Portsmouth after becoming Saints heroes?

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    Many high profile nay-sayers on here have badly misjudged Cedric Soarer and quite a few will choke on their porridge rather than admit they were wrong.

    Many of these are the same posters that also slagged off Sofiane Boufal as a useless dilettante and have to eat humble pie once again.

    It seems to be a disease amongst a faction of the vocal fanbase to write off players and heap abuse on them just because they do not make an instantaneous impact.

    Time one thinks for a more measured and circumspect attitude towards new players.

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    Saints legend now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Many high profile nay-sayers on here have badly misjudged Cedric Soarer and quite a few will choke on their porridge rather than admit they were wrong.

    Many of these are the same posters that also slagged off Sofiane Boufal as a useless dilettante and have to eat humble pie once again.

    It seems to be a disease amongst a faction of the vocal fanbase to write off players and heap abuse on them just because they do not make an instantaneous impact.

    Time one thinks for a more measured and circumspect attitude towards new players.
    I suggest you keep the I told you so for a little while yet. He was very good last night but he wasnt really tested. I still dont rate him and stand by that.
    He is far too small to be able to compete at the back post and is often out of position

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    He's on a good run of form and we look better with him at RB. Beautiful goal last night but no idea why he was at inside left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egg View Post
    He's on a good run of form and we look better with him at RB. Beautiful goal last night but no idea why he was at inside left!
    He actually featured in the build up to the goal and the Sky commentator name checked him. I thought, 'you divot you don't know what you're doing, how can that be Cedric in that area of the pitch..?' Next touch, Cedric scored. Shows how much I know...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    He is far too small to be able to compete at the back post and is often out of position
    Never really got this argument when most full backs in the league are small and will get bullied by bigger strikers dropping onto them, so firstly its the job of the centrebacks to stop this happening and help their fullback.

    And secondly how many teams actually have big striker these days in the PL? Hardly any. A full backs primary jobs in defence is stop the opposite winger/wide forward, which Cedric does very well.

    Finally to suggest he is often out of position is IMO nonsense when the guy is often bailing out his centre-backs with good covering which shows good positioning.

    Defensively he is superior to Bertrand IMO.

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    I've been immensely critical of him in the past. It does look now that his attacking play has improved, but I still think that he is a bit of a mess defensively. His attitude however has never been in doubt. If he can get better defensively then long may he stay in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Many high profile nay-sayers on here have badly misjudged Cedric Soarer and quite a few will choke on their porridge rather than admit they were wrong.

    Many of these are the same posters that also slagged off Sofiane Boufal as a useless dilettante and have to eat humble pie once again.

    It seems to be a disease amongst a faction of the vocal fanbase to write off players and heap abuse on them just because they do not make an instantaneous impact.

    Time one thinks for a more measured and circumspect attitude towards new players.
    Err, haven't you been part of this too? I think I've seen you regularly criticise JWP and say he's not good enough, when, just like Cedric, he has matches where he is effective and plays a big part and matches where he is less effective. They are both hot and cold players, who can't be entirely written off, but can't be expected to have a big impact on every game.

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    Second half against Bournemouth thought he was brilliant, and again on Tuesday thought he was great. Seems to be right back at it which is great news.

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    Kudos where itís due.

    Not his biggest fan but how he has been playing recently deserves credit and justifies his selection.

    Well done

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    I too was yelling "what the f*ck is he doing on the left wing" at the TV...was quite amusing for all those around me a few seconds later.

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