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1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

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I feel bad for him, it seems every goal we have conceded has been unstoppable except the Arsenal one I guess. 

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5 hours ago, Vybzkartel said:

I feel bad for him, it seems every goal we have conceded has been unstoppable except the Arsenal one I guess. 

Maybe it's just me but feel like Kepa could have come and claimed the free kick BATE converted on Thursday. As @Tomopointed out before, commanding the box in set piece situations is the one thing he doesn't have over Courtois. 

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48 minutes ago, Jason said:

Maybe it's just me but feel like Kepa could have come and claimed the free kick BATE converted on Thursday. As @Tomopointed out before, commanding the box in set piece situations is the one thing he doesn't have over Courtois. 

Id be more concerned about using zonal marking to be fair. Never been a fan.

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10 hours ago, OneMoSalah said:

Id be more concerned about using zonal marking to be fair. Never been a fan.

The zonal marking may be more concerning but it would certainly our cause in set piece situations if Kepa commands the box and claims the ball, whenever possible. Not that it has been a big issue but yeah...

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13 hours ago, Jason said:

The zonal marking may be more concerning but it would certainly our cause in set piece situations if Kepa commands the box and claims the ball, whenever possible. Not that it has been a big issue but yeah...

Perhaps but again I don't think it was a clear opportunity for him to go for the ball. Was a poor goal to concede though, which is why I'm not sure if zonal marking is the long term solution, teams with runners from set pieces attacking the ball will always have the advantage on standing players.

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On 10/26/2018 at 3:00 PM, Jason said:

Maybe it's just me but feel like Kepa could have come and claimed the free kick BATE converted on Thursday. As @Tomopointed out before, commanding the box in set piece situations is the one thing he doesn't have over Courtois. 

Tibo did that because he was taller. Watch yesterday, the couple of times he tried claiming the ball at set pieces he ran into traffic and looked a bit shaky because he doesnt tower over everyone like Tibo who was 6ft5 I believe. 

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29 minutes ago, kellzfresh said:

 

That was brilliant keeper play. Watched him do similar feats at Athletic Bilbao for several years. Btw, Bilbao have never been relegated, ever. They are now in serious danger of it.

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On 29/10/2018 at 6:50 PM, Vybzkartel said:

Tibo did that because he was taller. Watch yesterday, the couple of times he tried claiming the ball at set pieces he ran into traffic and looked a bit shaky because he doesnt tower over everyone like Tibo who was 6ft5 I believe. 

Big Nose was 1.99m. 6 feet 6 and a third inches. Same same as my shortest brother.

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Had already accepted we overpaid for him... panic buy. Already accepted that being shorter than courtois, he will not be as dominant in the air or high shorts (sturridge goal).

but this performance against Tottenham got me scared... the first reminded me of sturridge, the second was as big as mistake as a gk can make in my book. Way too far and not even into the corner. Should have been a comfortable save.

just hope he improves.

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1 minute ago, Robguima said:

Had already accepted we overpaid for him... panic buy. Already accepted that being shorter than courtois, he will not be as dominant in the air or high shorts (sturridge goal).

but this performance against Tottenham got me scared... the first reminded me of sturridge, the second was as big as mistake as a gk can make in my book. Way too far and not even into the corner. Should have been a comfortable save.

just hope he improves.

Kepa was definitely at fault for the first goal. The second maybe you could excuse him given he was left un-sighted by Luiz? Even Luiz didn't really help the cause by turning away!

But on the flip side and rather than just focusing on the negatives, he also made some really good saves. Certainly prevented Spurs from scoring more than 3!

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Just now, Jason said:

Kepa was definitely at fault for the first goal. The second maybe you could excuse him given he was left un-sighted by Luiz? Even Luiz didn't really help the cause by turning away!

But on the flip side and rather than just focusing on the negatives, he also made some really good saves. Certainly prevented Spurs from scoring more than 3!

Nope sorry that’s an excuse... second goal was terrible esp without any reaction.

not really sure it matters that much after the ga e had been lost due to his two blunders. His teammates might have an argument that the game was lost very quickly which might have deflated them and put Tottenham in a very comfortable position with the big lead.

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4 minutes ago, Robguima said:

Nope sorry that’s an excuse... second goal was terrible esp without any reaction.

not really sure it matters that much after the ga e had been lost due to his two blunders. His teammates might have an argument that the game was lost very quickly which might have deflated them and put Tottenham in a very comfortable position with the big lead.

The first goal was not a blunder, other than shit man marking, and the second goal was all on Luiz for not blocking it.

Kepa was our best player today. By a lot.

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Absolute no criticism of him at all Saturday. Was exposed because of how shit how defenders are, and had it not been for him this would of been more embarrassing than it was.

He's at the bottom of the pecking order when it comes to slating people right now, there are players in this team right now performing like League One level, he isn't one of them.

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12 hours ago, Special Juan said:

Absolute no criticism of him at all Saturday. Was exposed because of how shit how defenders are, and had it not been for him this would of been more embarrassing than it was.

He's at the bottom of the pecking order when it comes to slating people right now, there are players in this team right now performing like League One level, he isn't one of them.

Yep, only players playing up to level we have are literally Hazard, Kepa, Rudiger, Ampadu (but injuries and fucking Luiz force-in have fucked him) and up till recently, Jorginho.

Kovacic and Barkley have had great games, but overall inconsistent.

All the rest (yes Kante included, due to failure to adapt) have been not nearly good enough to even woeful (Luiz; Morata,Willian)

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6 hours ago, Vesper said:

Yep, only players playing up to level we have are literally Hazard, Kepa, Rudiger, Ampadu (but injuries and fucking Luiz force-in have fucked him) and up till recently, Jorginho.

Kovacic and Barkley have had great games, but overall inconsistent.

All the rest (yes Kante included, due to failure to adapt) have been not nearly good enough to even woeful (Luiz; Morata,Willian)

Alonso...woeful

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This is the bizarro world thread where Kepa was flawless and Aurier destroyed alonso, against spurs...

Maybe if I repeat that 10x I will start believing it - as opposed to what I actually saw... :)

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