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Deceptively quick

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by juniormember, Feb 11, 2018.

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  1. juniormember

    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    I was listening to Japanese commentary during the game today and they were saying that Yoshida of Southampton told them that VVD was the fastest at sprinting amongst the Southampton players.
    I thought he was very quick when he caught up with and successfuly tackled Mane last season, and we hardly ever see him sprint, but I didn't think he'd be quicker than someone like Bertrand. Wow.

    He looked pretty damn majestic today too. After all the shit defenders we've been buying post Agger, so glad we managed to get him.
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    He’s fantastic for a player who only has one functioning leg
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    He just oozed class today.  He sucked up the boos.  Where we seem to have some players that are a bit mentally fragile, he just exudes alpha confidence. He's class.
     
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    The alpha dog.
     
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    dantes Well-Known Member

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    Long strides. Same thing Usain Bolt made a career off the back of
     
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    Skullflower Part of the Furniture Member

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    I don't have a single doubt about him. Never have.
     
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    Virgil.

    He shall be called Virgil.
     
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    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    He was sound. I'd just like to see him start muscling in when it comes to free kicks near the area - he has a hell of a shot on him.
     
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    He was appropriately vocal at times too, bawling out Matip for example after the latter had a brainfart.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    we have a leader.
    and a good defender.

    hopefully,  a hyypia with pace ... klopp didn't inherit a great backline unfortunately, but this is a step in the right direction to building one.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    I suspect that he's not doing so simply because he's doing his usual job plus marshaling the back line, so if they countered following a free kick we'd be down a CB & have the others running around like headless chickens again.

    I'd like to think VVD will be sitting with Matip & showing him what he should have done when he had that brainfart in the first half which led to him screaming at Matip like he was a schoolchild needing discipline.
     
  14. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Part of me is worried that he looks better than he is, simply because playing next to Matip or Lovren would make anyone look good.

    Then I remember that's not how defending and CB partnerships work, so he's actually probably even better than he looks. Be great when we bring in a CB partner to play with him who is top tier.

    But he seems to have it all; he's huge, good in the air, calm in possession, decent technique, vocal, and is quick around the pitch. We haven't had a top quality CB since Carragher left, but now we do.
     
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    Aren't his legs about to fall off?
     
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    Or should that be isn't???
     
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    What's your point?
     
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    That was Ross's snarky post after last week's game. I noticed he didn't type it this week so I thought I would do it for him.
     
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    When the camera was on him after the match, my 2 year old started pointing and shouting at the TV 'Hulk, Hulk it's the Incredible Hulk'
     
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