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Funny how people see things differently.

I thought he was bang average lumping high balls up to Mo Eisa and Taylor.

I wanted him to play well but unfortunately not the case.

The game didn't change untill Wieman came on. Brownhill should have replaced Walsh earlier around the hour mark.

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Just now, i_am_red said:

Was quite impressed with his free kick technique. Think he may bag a few!

Possibly .... The u23's. Not sure he will be in the first team soon.

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Think there is a footballer in there somewhere but I think a loan for a month or so out to a top league 1club might help. I’m sure he will come good but he’s not gonna kick us on this season. Pack, Smith and Brownhill all better options. 

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7 minutes ago, Spoons said:

Funny how people see things differently.

I thought he was bang average lumping high balls up to Mo Eisa and Taylor.

I wanted him to play well but unfortunately not the case.

The game didn't change untill Wieman came on. Brownhill should have replaced Walsh earlier around the hour mark.

The game changed when Weiman came on because Walsh then had some one who made the right runs for him to pick out 

I was not a great Walsh fan before tonight but I thought he was excellent and the best player on the pitch. The pace of his passes and range as well as running at the opposition is something we have missed. He was very close with 2 free kicks also. He has a great deal of potential for one so young and can see from tonight's game why Everton rated him.

 

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1 minute ago, INCRED said:

The game changed when Weiman came on because Walsh then had some one who made the right runs for him to pick out 

I was not a great Walsh fan before tonight but I thought he was excellent and the best player on the pitch. The pace of his passes and range as well as running at the opposition is something we have missed. He was very close with 2 free kicks also. He has a great deal of potential for one so young and can see from tonight's game why Everton rated him.

 

Sorry mate can't agree with that.

I do agree he has potential but I want him( so does LJ) to be challenging korey Smith, Josh brownhill and Marlon pack for a starting position. He's no where near IMO.

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26 minutes ago, INCRED said:

The game changed when Weiman came on because Walsh then had some one who made the right runs for him to pick out 

I was not a great Walsh fan before tonight but I thought he was excellent and the best player on the pitch. The pace of his passes and range as well as running at the opposition is something we have missed. He was very close with 2 free kicks also. He has a great deal of potential for one so young and can see from tonight's game why Everton rated him.

 

Until Weimann came on.

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38 minutes ago, Spoons said:

Funny how people see things differently.

I thought he was bang average lumping high balls up to Mo Eisa and Taylor.

I wanted him to play well but unfortunately not the case.

The game didn't change untill Wieman came on. Brownhill should have replaced Walsh earlier around the hour mark.

I agree, I wasn’t impressed at all, but the lad is still young and has plenty of time to improve.

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3 minutes ago, BCFC11 said:

I agree, I wasn’t impressed at all, but the lad is still young and has plenty of time to improve.

What he needs to improve is his presence.  He needs to get stuck in a bit more and beef up a bit.  His passsing was pretty good though.

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9 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

What he needs to improve is his presence.  He needs to get stuck in a bit more and beef up a bit.  His passsing was pretty good though.

Can see the lad has got it about him, no doubt about that, imo we just haven’t seen it yet, he loves a challenge so was abit suprised to see him pull out of one tonight, with Marlon, Smith and Brownhill above him in the pecking order think he’ll struggle to stake a claim for a starting spot, same as Taylor I’ve been one of the ones who’ve been calling for him to get given a chance, thought tonight was his opportunity to really show LJ that he deserves a shot but unfortunately it didn’t happen for him, didn’t seem his usual busy self and may aswell had breeze blocks as boots as he couldn’t control a thing, missed chance for MT tonight.

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2 minutes ago, BCFC11 said:

Can see the lad has got it about him, no doubt about that, imo we just haven’t seen it yet, he loves a challenge so was abit suprised to see him pull out of one tonight, with Marlon, Smith and Brownhill above him in the pecking order think he’ll struggle to stake a claim for a starting spot, same as Taylor I’ve been one of the ones who’ve been calling for him to get given a chance, thought tonight was his opportunity to really show LJ that he deserves a shot but unfortunately it didn’t happen for him, didn’t seem his usual busy self and may aswell had breeze blocks as boots as he couldn’t control a thing, missed chance for MT tonight.

Yep, I thought the same.  Should really have been staking a claim to his spot of playing alongside Andi.  Looked really out of sorts tonight, not sure why.

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1 hour ago, Spoons said:

thought he was bang average lumping high balls up to Mo Eisa and Taylor

Yes, I will give you that.  Those balls didn't come off, but in the second half they did.  The ball out to Hunt - who looks a threat going forward - in the second half was perfect.

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1 hour ago, JamesBCFC said:

Until Weimann came on.

His movement is great.   Pulled the Plymouth back four out of shape and opened up space for others.   Midfielders had someone to aim for once he was on.  Looks a real bargain. 

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4 hours ago, mightyreds89 said:

Think there is a footballer in there somewhere but I think a loan for a month or so out to a top league 1club might help. I’m sure he will come good but he’s not gonna kick us on this season. Pack, Smith and Brownhill all better options. 

You can’t loan a player to Lg1 for a month or so.....the loan rules changed over a year ago.

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I thought Walsh had a decent first half but really got going in the second. A good range of passes, always made himself available and didn’t over try things (my main beef with him last year was that like Kent seemed to overly try the flicks and showboating). I thought he worked well with Korey and if anyone I’d fearing for their place it might be Pack, and I didn’t think I would be saying that.

Unfortunately for Walsh he had a very lack lustre Taylor in front of him, very disappointed with him last night who certainly didn’t do anything to cement his place. I would play Eisa who like Walsh always looked willing to receive a pass.

Infact I think that is how we are intending to play, quick, slick passing from players with ability but not top of the talent tree if you know what I mean. Players who will run until they drop for you getting the ball forward. We will get the ball forward 20 times before we score 1 goal type players. We certainly need more than Taylor on yesterday’s showing up front though, still 3 more games until Diedhiou. Shame we didn’t progress in the cup in that respect as it would have been one less league game he would have missed.

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Thought the lad was terrible! Made a few good passes tbf. But lacking soooo much physicality and is not technically good enough to compensate for it. Also slowed the game down so much at times. Pack/Brownhill are about 10 times the player, can never see him getting to that level. Odd how people see different things. 

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3 minutes ago, BradleyStokeRed said:

Thought the lad was terrible!  Odd how people see different things. 

Some fans know what to look for in a player and others don’t.

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2 minutes ago, BradleyStokeRed said:

If you're looking for a player to be overrun by an average league 1 midfield, then you've got your man! 

Oh! I didn’t realise he was in there on his own..............I wasn’t at the game last night.

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It’s all about opinions and none of us are right everytime as we’d be in football professionally. It’s a forum so people should just respect each other’s view and whilst I thought Walsh was excellent by the same token seen people rave about Marley Watkins which I cannot get. 

 

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29 minutes ago, BradleyStokeRed said:

Thought the lad was terrible! Made a few good passes tbf. But lacking soooo much physicality and is not technically good enough to compensate for it. Also slowed the game down so much at times. Pack/Brownhill are about 10 times the player, can never see him getting to that level. Odd how people see different things. 

Spot on. Definitely potential in there though.

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10 hours ago, One BCFC said:

He was poor imo, too slow on the ball, lots of hit and hope passes really, didnt effect the game enough. 

Jeeez.....if Walsh was poor, what was Korey Smith?

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didn't see enough quality from Walsh or Smith last night to justify either of them getting in the first team for Saturday. Same goes for a lot of others, but as this thread is focused on Walsh, I'll just make my point about him. A mixed performance leaning more towards the poor than good; lost the ball too easily, was lightweight in many challenges and gave the ball away too often. Perhaps the lack of Taylor's movement was a factor in not being able to play decent balls through to the strikers? His most effective contributions came from set pieces. For someone who ought to be pushing for a regular first team place, he didn't do nearly enough to impress. 

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Eisa and taylor’s movement was pretty poor and didn’t help Walsh when he was forced/chose to go for the quick through balls Long passes. When Weimann came on suddenly Walsh started having real movement in front of of him. I like Walsh but atm he’s with Korey on the bench watching pack and Brownhill 

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2 minutes ago, Shtanley said:

Eisa and taylor’s movement was pretty poor and didn’t help Walsh when he was forced/chose to go for the quick through balls Long passes. When Weimann came on suddenly Walsh started having real movement in front of of him. I like Walsh but atm he’s with Korey on the bench watching pack and Brownhill 

Didn't see last night but seems the showing from these two shows why Pack and Brownhill are starting in the league.

Interesting to read some good reports on Walsh, he was written off by a few on the match-day thread as "never" being good enough to start for City.  Clearly still needs development time. 

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1 minute ago, Alessandro said:

Didn't see last night but seems the showing from these two shows why Pack and Brownhill are starting in the league.

Interesting to read some good reports on Walsh, he was written off by a few on the match-day thread as "never" being good enough to start for City.  Clearly still needs development time. 

I think he's a poor man's Tommy d only my opinion 

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4 minutes ago, Robin Wood said:

I think he's a poor man's Tommy d only my opinion 

Very different players IMO for different styles of football. 

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Due to his lack of physical presence, but having ability to pick a pass, perhaps he could slot into the 10 role in front of Smith/Brownhill and Pack. This would give him a few games to get a stronger footing in the first team, at least till the obvious Weimann and Fammy partnership begins. 

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35 minutes ago, Shtanley said:

Eisa and taylor’s movement was pretty poor and didn’t help Walsh when he was forced/chose to go for the quick through balls Long passes. When Weimann came on suddenly Walsh started having real movement in front of of him. I like Walsh but atm he’s with Korey on the bench watching pack and Brownhill 

Agree about Taylor and Eisa's movement, hopeless. Generally I quite like Taylor but I thought he was uninterested last night. Eisa not ready at this level. Really liked Walsh and hopefully he gets more game time this season.

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11 hours ago, INCRED said:

The game changed when Weiman came on because Walsh then had some one who made the right runs for him to pick out 

I was not a great Walsh fan before tonight but I thought he was excellent and the best player on the pitch. The pace of his passes and range as well as running at the opposition is something we have missed. He was very close with 2 free kicks also. He has a great deal of potential for one so young and can see from tonight's game why Everton rated him.

 

Agree with this. Thought he was outsanding but probably not the best partner for him in Korey Smith. Thought they were both too deep. Walsh has more quality on the ball and thought Korey should have stayed further forward linking play a bit. 

11 hours ago, Spoons said:

Sorry mate can't agree with that.

I do agree he has potential but I want him( so does LJ) to be challenging korey Smith, Josh brownhill and Marlon pack for a starting position. He's no where near IMO.

No he isn’t quite there yet but imo has more ability than all 3 just needs the experience. I know age isn’t the end all be all but is a bit younger than most our other “young” talents like McCoulskey, Moore, and Smith for example. 

7 hours ago, leadman said:

cant play him in a 2, we should have loaned him out to a first division team until january, i would like to see morrell get a run out.

This is the problem with Smith and Walsh. Not sure the can play in a two comfortably for a full season. They both suit a 3 better. Pack and Brownhill suit the two best out of all 4 for sure though. Walsh could possibly suit it one day but tough to ask him now. Think he could be our Barry Bannan type in the near future(next season hopefully!) 

11 minutes ago, Orbital said:

Due to his lack of physical presence, but having ability to pick a pass, perhaps he could slot into the 10 role in front of Smith/Brownhill and Pack. This would give him a few games to get a stronger footing in the first team, at least till the obvious Weimann and Fammy partnership begins. 

He is not tall but I did not see his lack of physicality. Gets stuck in when needed and saw him glide by defenders at time getting a push but having good balance and not struggling. He is a tough little player tbf

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4 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

Agree with this. Thought he was outsanding but probably not the best partner for him in Korey Smith. Thought they were both too deep. Walsh has more quality on the ball and thought Korey should have stayed further forward linking play a bit. 

No he isn’t quite there yet but imo has more ability than all 3 just needs the experience. I know age isn’t the end all be all but is a bit younger than most our other “young” talents like McCoulskey, Moore, and Smith for example. 

This is the problem with Smith and Walsh. Not sure the can play in a two comfortably for a full season. They both suit a 3 better. Pack and Brownhill suit the two best out of all 4 for sure though. Walsh could possibly suit it one day but tough to ask him now. Think he could be our Barry Bannan type in the near future(next season hopefully!) 

He is not tall but I did not see his lack of physicality. Gets stuck in when needed and saw him glide by defenders at time getting a push but having good balance and not struggling. He is a tough little player tbf

Being tenacious and having a physical presence are two different things. If up against a combative, sizeable midfield (as is often the case) his tenacity will not win him strength or aerial duels. Putting him in the ten role might allow his creativity to flourish - as it did for Bobby.

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1 minute ago, Orbital said:

Being tenacious and having a physical presence are two different things. If up against a combative, sizeable midfield (as is often the case) his tenacity will not win him strength or aerial duels. Putting him in the ten role might allow his creativity to flourish - as it did for Bobby.

No doubt about that. He will never be the favourite for an aerial battle and I am sure will get pushed off the ball at times but his tenacity will(and did last night) catch some out. Again I bring up Bannan and he is not very big but runs championship games and does not struggle with the physicality. Honestly think he just needs minutes and he will be a steal for us. 

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17 minutes ago, Roger Red Hat said:

Agree about Taylor and Eisa's movement, hopeless. Generally I quite like Taylor but I thought he was uninterested last night. Eisa not ready at this level. Really liked Walsh and hopefully he gets more game time this season.

Eisa was our only striker who seemed likely to score last night, and was unlucky that defender's knee just slid in front for a block of his goalward shot in the first half.

Ultimately though, if you play dozens of crosses trying to pick out little guys just in front of a massive keeper, your forwards aren't going to have much luck. 

If we get our tactics right, I can see goals coming for Mo. He clearly knows where the net is.

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6 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

No doubt about that. He will never be the favourite for an aerial battle and I am sure will get pushed off the ball at times but his tenacity will(and did last night) catch some out. Again I bring up Bannan and he is not very big but runs championship games and does not struggle with the physicality. Honestly think he just needs minutes and he will be a steal for us. 

I hope given time, you're right. It's a shame to see his price tag already used against him, but from a value for money point of view, the return from that investment, either on the pitch or transfer-wise could be millions. 

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