Have we signed the Mighty Amrabat?

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Lucas is a baked bean, do we need another?

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 39.3%
  • No

    Votes: 39 69.6%

  • Total voters
    56
Courtesy Bill Madrid Bill Madrid who actually watched him play last night:


I honestly can't remember being so underwhelmed. He played virtually the entire game that I saw in the 15 yards in the Moroccan half 5 yards in the Malawi half area straddling the half way line. He'd get the ball from his centre back and almost immediately pass it vaguely forward to a teammate under no pressure at all.

Leading from an early wonder goal, Malawi were sitting back, which was fair enough - after all Morocco are ranked 18th and Malawi 119th - so he was never really pressed. He made a couple of ordinary tackles and one baddish one he was lucky not to get booked for. And that was that.

Seriously, he didn't really need to be on the pitch. Given the lack of pressure, the central defender could have passed directly to the recipient of Bat's ball. I don't remember him striding forward into space once, or doing anything other than what I've said.
 
Courtesy Bill Madrid Bill Madrid who actually watched him play last night:


I honestly can't remember being so underwhelmed. He played virtually the entire game that I saw in the 15 yards in the Moroccan half 5 yards in the Malawi half area straddling the half way line. He'd get the ball from his centre back and almost immediately pass it vaguely forward to a teammate under no pressure at all.

Leading from an early wonder goal, Malawi were sitting back, which was fair enough - after all Morocco are ranked 18th and Malawi 119th - so he was never really pressed. He made a couple of ordinary tackles and one baddish one he was lucky not to get booked for. And that was that.

Seriously, he didn't really need to be on the pitch. Given the lack of pressure, the central defender could have passed directly to the recipient of Bat's ball. I don't remember him striding forward into space once, or doing anything other than what I've said.
we knew from his 216 mins at fiorentina
 
Courtesy Bill Madrid Bill Madrid who actually watched him play last night:


I honestly can't remember being so underwhelmed. He played virtually the entire game that I saw in the 15 yards in the Moroccan half 5 yards in the Malawi half area straddling the half way line. He'd get the ball from his centre back and almost immediately pass it vaguely forward to a teammate under no pressure at all.

Leading from an early wonder goal, Malawi were sitting back, which was fair enough - after all Morocco are ranked 18th and Malawi 119th - so he was never really pressed. He made a couple of ordinary tackles and one baddish one he was lucky not to get booked for. And that was that.

Seriously, he didn't really need to be on the pitch. Given the lack of pressure, the central defender could have passed directly to the recipient of Bat's ball. I don't remember him striding forward into space once, or doing anything other than what I've said.
I also watched the game and fully endorse this take.

He is a safe, sound, utterly forgettable footballer. He’s the kind of guy you see emerge from the academy and you know he’ll get loaned to the Championship, do well there, get bought, and you’ll never hear of him again.
 
I watched the whole game (purely because we’ve been linked with him) and was totally underwhelmed- I disagree with bill Madrid in that his passing was more lateral than forward !! Don’t feel he’d add to or improve what we already have .
 
I also watched the game and fully endorse this take.

He is a safe, sound, utterly forgettable footballer. He’s the kind of guy you see emerge from the academy and you know he’ll get loaned to the Championship, do well there, get bought, and you’ll never hear of him again.
I thought the comparisons with Harry Winks last night were harsh on our lad. It might be hard for some to imagine it but even when HW has come on as a sub this season he's been way more dynamic, more involved than Amrabat was
 
I watched the whole game (purely because we’ve been linked with him) and was totally underwhelmed- I disagree with bill Madrid in that his passing was more lateral than forward !! Don’t feel he’d add to or improve what we already have .
Haha, that's fair enough actually. "Vaguely forward" was meant to mean "ever-so-slightly" as opposed to "play-making", "maverick" or "visionary"

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I also watched the game and fully endorse this take.

He is a safe, sound, utterly forgettable footballer. He’s the kind of guy you see emerge from the academy and you know he’ll get loaned to the Championship, do well there, get bought, and you’ll never hear of him again.
So....exactly like harry winks. Excellent. Whats better than one harry winks?....
 

The Swellhead Spur

Annibyniaeth Cymru
From a Hellas Verona fan;

Amrabat is a player who excels with certain kind of playstyles and is very mediocre with others: he is fast, strong, very hard to disposses (in his Hellas season was 9th in Serie A for Completed Dribbling), has very good stamina, he is an okay passer, but he lacks vision and end product. In Fiorentina last season Prandelli and Iachini asked him to be a maestro, but his lack of creativity ended up him being the kind of player who does two touches and then completes an easy pass, whilst this year Italiano can't find a place for him because in 4-3-3 he can't be either a box-to-box due to his lack of end product.

I watched almost every game of Hellas Verona since I'm a supporter, and I can say that in a system that enhances him he is a special player: Juric (like Tudor) plays a 3421 gegenpress system where Veloso dictated the play and Amrabat was asked to recover the ball and eventually to keep it under pressure (and I mean that, I can remember one time when he took the responsability to dribble two opponents in his own area, I swear I've never seen him flinch in a whole year no matter what), to run until the 90' and don't misplace easy passes.
 
From a Hellas Verona fan;

Amrabat is a player who excels with certain kind of playstyles and is very mediocre with others: he is fast, strong, very hard to disposses (in his Hellas season was 9th in Serie A for Completed Dribbling), has very good stamina, he is an okay passer, but he lacks vision and end product. In Fiorentina last season Prandelli and Iachini asked him to be a maestro, but his lack of creativity ended up him being the kind of player who does two touches and then completes an easy pass, whilst this year Italiano can't find a place for him because in 4-3-3 he can't be either a box-to-box due to his lack of end product.

I watched almost every game of Hellas Verona since I'm a supporter, and I can say that in a system that enhances him he is a special player: Juric (like Tudor) plays a 3421 gegenpress system where Veloso dictated the play and Amrabat was asked to recover the ball and eventually to keep it under pressure (and I mean that, I can remember one time when he took the responsability to dribble two opponents in his own area, I swear I've never seen him flinch in a whole year no matter what), to run until the 90' and don't misplace easy passes.
Being a reliable metronome under pressure was what first brought Harry Winks renown, I’m tellin’ ya.

Cheers for the intel.

Obviously he’s a steady player who is not mistake prone.
 

Tomo

Supporter
From a Hellas Verona fan;

Amrabat is a player who excels with certain kind of playstyles and is very mediocre with others: he is fast, strong, very hard to disposses (in his Hellas season was 9th in Serie A for Completed Dribbling), has very good stamina, he is an okay passer, but he lacks vision and end product. In Fiorentina last season Prandelli and Iachini asked him to be a maestro, but his lack of creativity ended up him being the kind of player who does two touches and then completes an easy pass, whilst this year Italiano can't find a place for him because in 4-3-3 he can't be either a box-to-box due to his lack of end product.

I watched almost every game of Hellas Verona since I'm a supporter, and I can say that in a system that enhances him he is a special player: Juric (like Tudor) plays a 3421 gegenpress system where Veloso dictated the play and Amrabat was asked to recover the ball and eventually to keep it under pressure (and I mean that, I can remember one time when he took the responsability to dribble two opponents in his own area, I swear I've never seen him flinch in a whole year no matter what), to run until the 90' and don't misplace easy passes.

Ok so he is a Hojbjerg, hardworking and tough but lacks creativity. That’s ok if we get Traore and Dias and get our creativity from the flanks I guess.
 
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