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Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Thynker » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:45 pm

He's not coming to sit on the bench so where would he fit in our first XI ?
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Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Rainham Red » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:20 am

I`m not sure which position he would play if he did join us but I`m a bit worried about his age. Willian will be 32 this Sunday so he will be 35 when his contract ends. I have away`s liked Willian even before he went to Chelsea but I feel he is past his best and it would be a mistake to sign him.
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Postby potter » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:10 am

Age plus injury prospects make this a strange decision . I remember the club's attitude and the crowd's chanting one more year but that was Dennis Bergkamp and a completely different kettle of fish.
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Postby Rainham Red » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 am

potter wrote:Age plus injury prospects make this a strange decision . I remember the club's attitude and the crowd's chanting one more year but that was Dennis Bergkamp and a completely different kettle of fish.


Well said potter! I would be chanting one more year even if Dennis Bergkamp was 90 years old
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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Red Snapper » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:04 pm

To be honest I never understood the policy of no long contract for over 30's. If Willian is 32 he may still be easily capable at 35 yet David Bentley for instance was a spent force at 27 (although he claimed he fell out of love with the game). Everyone is different. Stanley Matthews was 50 when he gave up!
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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Rainham Red » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:25 am

Red Snapper wrote:To be honest I never understood the policy of no long contract for over 30's. If Willian is 32 he may still be easily capable at 35 yet David Bentley for instance was a spent force at 27 (although he claimed he fell out of love with the game). Everyone is different. Stanley Matthews was 50 when he gave up!



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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby potter » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:13 pm

Let's have an argument . At the time I always thought that Tom Finney was better.

Anyway I wish he was around now . I need a plumber.
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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Rainham Red » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:57 am

potter wrote:Let's have an argument . At the time I always thought that Tom Finney was better.

Anyway I wish he was around now . I need a plumber.


Tom Finney was a great player not much to choose between him and Stan. I did read many years ago that if Preston were at home on a Saturday 3pm kick off Tom would do plumbing jobs in the morning and then get the bus to Deepdale to play in the game. Things have changed a bit since then!

Tom and Stan were playing in an International game with Stan on the right wing and Tom on the left wing with the great Tommy
Lawton at Centre Forward. During the game Stan crossed the ball which was headed into the net by Lawton who called out "nice cross Stan". A few minutes later Finny crossed from the left which was headed in the goal by Lawton who didn`t say a word about the cross. A few minutes later Matthews crossed the ball which was headed in by Lawton who called out"nice cross Stan" A little while later Finney crossed the ball which was headed in by Lawton but he didn`t say anything.
At half time Finney said to Lawton "when Stan crosses the ball for you to score you thank him but when I do the same you don`t say anything" "Ah" said Lawton" when Stan crosses the ball he makes sure the lace is on the opposite side when I head it"
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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Red Snapper » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Congratulations on getting this far into the thread without mentioning the bloke from The Black Eyed Peas.
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Re: Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Rainham Red » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm

Red Snapper wrote:Congratulations on getting this far into the thread without mentioning the bloke from The Black Eyed Peas.


Sorry snappy don`t quite understand?
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Where would Willian play and in what formation?

Postby Rainham Red » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:42 pm

Got it! Looked up Black Eye Peas and saw Will.i.am
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