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Florentino

It's Baggio

John Robertson
How do you define technique?

Danilo has spells where he's far too sloppy with his touch/choice of pass, especially when he's in deep midfield positions.
 

Notcher

Stuart Pearce
How do you define technique?

Danilo has spells where he's far too sloppy with his touch/choice of pass, especially when he's in deep midfield positions.
It's the specific process in the way a player moves their body and the ball in order to complete an action. The higher the mastery in each area such as control, passing, shooting, dribbling etc the higher you can grade the player as technically sound.

This is why I say Dominguez as our best technical midfielder at the moment and like you said, Danilo can be sloppy in several of these areas. I do think Danilo has the higher ceiling for the PL though and he is more dynamic and takes more risks.
 
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Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
Apologies for interrupting

…has anyone seen this lad play or know how his season has gone?
Ive seen bits of him last season he is the mold of Sangare but even more defensive likes a tackle and just sits at the base of midfield i think him and Sangare in a midfield two would work as it would allow Sangare to be a box to box, For this season its gone well it started off slow for him but he got alot better and i think ive seen somewhere that he is in the top 10 of the top 5 leagues for defensive work
 

Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
If this is true then we must be selling Sangare
Get them both in the middle of the park imo, cant see us getting rid of Sangare with the article Tails put out the other day with us giving him a chance and we would probably take a loss on him if we did, I got a feeling we could be loosing Dominguez and that article about the 30 mil bid said at the end that if we put that offer in towards the end of the transfer window it would get accepted as the one that had gone in recently got rejected as benfica think that premier league clubs should be able to afford more
 

Est.1865

Season 3 Loading
Get them both in the middle of the park imo, cant see us getting rid of Sangare with the article Tails put out the other day with us giving him a chance and we would probably take a loss on him if we did, I got a feeling we could be loosing Dominguez and that article about the 30 mil bid said at the end that if we put that offer in towards the end of the transfer window it would get accepted as the one that had gone in recently got rejected as benfica think that premier league clubs should be able to afford more
I thought the article also said ‘unnamed PL club’
 

Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
I thought the article also said ‘unnamed PL club’
it did but then if you look at the recent links only us and Everton have been interested so that makes me think its us or them, It does seem strange us going after him if we got so much in the middle of the field
 

The Frog

Viv Anderson
it did but then if you look at the recent links only us and Everton have been interested so that makes me think its us or them, It does seem strange us going after him if we got so much in the middle of the field
I think it makes perfect sense. We have some good midfielders but zero balance. They are all ‘8s’ with different skill sets but none of them are truly defensive midfielders.

From the reel you shared you can see how perfect he would be for winning the ball and sparking counter attacks
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
Whether us or Everton we definitely need another midfielder of that type of high quality. I say that as someone who has hopes that Sangare will come good too...

(We've lost Mangala and Kouyate, so there's a gap to fill)
 

Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
I think it makes perfect sense. We have some good midfielders but zero balance. They are all ‘8s’ with different skill sets but none of them are truly defensive midfielders.

From the reel you shared you can see how perfect he would be for winning the ball and sparking counter attacks
Id love to see him and Sangare in the midfield 2 if we get him
 

Monkman

Jack Armstrong
Yeah I like the idea of this guy at the base, with Sangare or Danilo next to him with more licence to push forward.

Or even have Danilo as a 10 when MGW is unavailable (or the unthinkable happens!), which I know you've suggested before GP and which the more I think about it I like. Watching that video of all our goals last season it's quite striking how it's usually MGW but also often Danilo playing that final progressive pass from just outside the area.
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
Yeah I like the idea of this guy at the base, with Sangare or Danilo next to him with more licence to push forward.

Or even have Danilo as a 10 when MGW is unavailable (or the unthinkable happens!), which I know you've suggested before GP and which the more I think about it I like. Watching that video of all our goals last season it's quite striking how it's usually MGW but also often Danilo playing that final progressive pass from just outside the area.
I think it's just as likely we would change shape if Morgan leaves, but yes, I do see Dani as capable of playing in that role...

Dominguez too in a different variation of it, which is why I think we'd change shape - box it up with Dani and Dom right and left in the more attacking roles.
 

Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
Yeah I like the idea of this guy at the base, with Sangare or Danilo next to him with more licence to push forward.

Or even have Danilo as a 10 when MGW is unavailable (or the unthinkable happens!), which I know you've suggested before GP and which the more I think about it I like. Watching that video of all our goals last season it's quite striking how it's usually MGW but also often Danilo playing that final progressive pass from just outside the area.
Yeah Danilo as a 10 would be good cover for MGW and if you look at Sangare at Psv he wasnt one to sit he was the box to box, So if we get Luis to sit it allows Sangare to roam
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
Yeah Danilo as a 10 would be good cover for MGW and if you look at Sangare at Psv he wasnt one to sit he was the box to box, So if we get Luis to sit it allows Sangare to roam
Sangare at PSV was interesting, as think he was deep but their quality in that league allowed him to get forward often.

Apparently we bought him for the Toulouse version, where he was deep, passed forward early and was highly press resistant.
 

Monkman

Jack Armstrong
Yeah Danilo as a 10 would be good cover for MGW and if you look at Sangare at Psv he wasnt one to sit he was the box to box, So if we get Luis to sit it allows Sangare to roam
Which was how Cooper was using Sangare to reasonable effect in his first few games, with Mangala at the base. The caveat there being Mangala wasn't really a natural CDM.
 

Marco Pascolo

First Team Squad
Which was how Cooper was using Sangare to reasonable effect in his first few games, with Mangala at the base. The caveat there being Mangala wasn't really a natural CDM.
Yeah thats right i think we even had a 3 man midfield when Cooper was doing that as well and Sangare was putting in good performances
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
Which was how Cooper was using Sangare to reasonable effect in his first few games, with Mangala at the base. The caveat there being Mangala wasn't really a natural CDM.
Interestingly there the point was made that was to bed him into PL football while lessening the likelihood of mistakes that shipped goals. I don't think that was ever a long term place in the side for him. Maybe it will be, though I'm not sure he's mobile enough.
 
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