Best: James Mckeown. Goalie. Kept us in games, made us some good saves, but has been a bit rubbish at times.
Liam Hearn. Striker. 27 league goals. That is all.
Conor Townsend. Full-back. On loan for Hull (boo!) really good signing. Lots of pace, gets forward.
Worst: Lee Ridly. Full-back. Paid off and gone. Rubbish.
Darran Kempson. CB. Just hoofed the ball, not a good passer. Paid off and now at Alfreton I think.
The whole centre midfield. I have never seen a good central midfield in all of my time of supporting Grimsby. This trend continues.
Up the Mariners!
2nd: Selçuk Inan
Best: Carrick, Scholes, Valencia and Evans (When Vidic returns I think Id prefer an Evans/Vidic partnership. Welbeck has improved and done well considering but he doesn't quite seem to fit for me, works hard though.
Worst: De Gea struggled but has made some crackign saves lately. Id have to go Anderson when he has played and Nani has struggled to impose himself
Its hard to pick worst players when your team is sat top of the league
I disagree a bit on the 4x5x1, I think our manager played a ludicrous 5-0-5 formation most of the time, he disappointed me a lot this year...
Sorry, old topic, but it's a shame 'cause it's an interesting one!
So for Marseille, disappointing one have been IMO:
- Lass Diarra: although we kind of knew it. He wanted to leave, couldn't, and now he doesn't want to play. He lies to skip games and training. The little he plays, he's awful.
- Henri Bedimo: the left back was good with Lyon, despite a lot of injuries. In Marseille he's been injured, but also subpar when he played. Been a huge issue for a long time, now he doesn't play (well, he's injured).
- Remy Cabella: I mean, we can expect better, although we know he's no crack. He's been a ghost to far. He keeps the ball way too much and shies away from the game.
The ones who held their rank:
- Florian Thauvin: sometimes too personal, but he's been quite brilliant. Goals, assists, tons of effort. Without him Marseille can't really score.
- Bafetimbi Gomis: ok so I don't really like him, and he isn't a good striker I'd like to see in the future. He misses A LOT, has no instinct and can't move. But he scored quite a lot of goals, so we can't say he's been terrible.
- Maxime Lopez: no pro games before the season, now a starter that nobody wants to see miss a game. He's been brilliant, has shown a great level for at 19, with a very team oriented profile.
I wouldn't say the rest has been really good. I mean, Vainqueur, Sakai and a couple others have done better toward the end of the first half of the season, but not enough I'd say. Others have been bad but I've never expected anything from them so they aren't "disappointing".
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Blades - Everyone is fucking class!!
Spurs - Again, everyone has played well... Except Sissoko. I could have told Levy n Poch that though..
Think you mean LB not RB red.
This is a class thread.
Right, Benfica then:
Grimaldo was absolutely brilliant at left-back until his injury. There were talks of a Juventus bid during the January transfer window, I'm delighted it wasn't confirmed. This kid is class.
Cervi. He is short, he is fast, he is a tricky left footed Argentinian attacking midfielder. Almost a cliché.
Semedo This kid has turned into something really special. He will probably be gone in the Summer for an obscene amount of money.
I'll have to say Luisão, the age is finally showing for the big lad. He was directly responsible for at least three goals and our unexpected defeat at Maritimo.
Shaqiri, Bojan and Imbula. Far too inconsistent and not enough influence in games either.
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I still don't understand why people are jumping on Luisão that fast. I still think that Luisão is better than Lisandro... but I do miss Jardel.
For Benfica we have lots of players playing well... but Pizzi, Nelson Semedo and Fejsa are the more regular and have been important.
The worst... I can't really say anyone has been horrible but Lisandro, Carrillo and Samaris due to expectations. Ok, I must admit that I don't have many for Lisandro but I have for the other 2.
Regarding Luisão, he is a hero for me (I'll never forget that header to give us the title in 2005 and end 11 years of misery), but this year it is clear that he just can't cope with one on one situations any more. We should be playing with Jardel and Lindelof.
I agree that Fejsa and Pizzi have been outstanding... and Ederson of course.
If we have a bit of luck with the draw I wouldn't be that surprised that this is the season we reach another Champions League final.
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Ben Gibson - last year in the Championship he was arguably our weak link at the back, solid enough most of the time but awful distribution marred his game and he was massively outshone by the likes of Ayala around him. My word he must have put in a mighty pre-season though, he's took the term "stepped up" to another level. An absolute rock with much improved ball play, Chelsea have every right to be interested in him. Very rarely do 20 consecutive outstanding performances in the PL turn out to be just a purple patch.
Adam Forshaw - much like the above, he's stepped up way more than he had any right to. Couldn't even get in the team last year due to the brilliant Clayton-Leadbitter duo in the midfield. Leadbitter's career is winding down though and was out for most of the first half of the season with a hernia so Forshaw was afforded his chance and boy has he taken it. Started every game but one and quite deservedly gets praise from the pundits every week.
Gaston Ramírez - quite simply he's our maestro. It's not really clear why he never hit it off at Southampton or Hull, he's got all the ability in the world. Yes he's a hot head and is a walking yellow card but his attitude is decent enough on the pitch, more than prepared to put himself about. Whenever he's out of the team (like this weekend) I worry a bit for our creativity and feel our chances of winning drop significantly.
I'm hesitant to put anyone in here really. We're newly promoted and four points clear of the relegation places at half-way. I'm a realist and what more can be expected? You can't get promoted and instantly compete with all the millions overnight. We have a good plan in place and I feel just surviving this year will be the catalyst to push forward. A few of the players haven't contributed much at all but that's more down to not getting a chance. But you can't blame anyone for that either, it's just the way it is.