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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #80 on: February 6, 2019, 04:54:29 PM »
hmm interesting,

just had a little look 21 appearances 1 goal 1 assist 1.069

comparing to his replacement here in Fab

22 appearances 1 goal 2 assists 1.382   

Can's played 1/3 less minutes but is that down to the injury layoff? Other than that they look pretty similar and I don't think anyone is writing Fab off just yet.
Fabinho's play allows others to get the goals and assists.

Can's didn't.

Good example of how stats don't tell the full picture.
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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #81 on: February 6, 2019, 04:54:56 PM »
Fabinho is the better player. He suits us better he does his role better, as a 6 he doesn't need to be scoring goals or creating chances, it helps if he does, but that's not his role. So comparing the two in those two categories alone is nonsense.

The difference is off the ball for me, Can loved getting forward but when the move fell apart he was ponderous getting back into position to defend, whereas Fabinho works his butt off getting back into position to either recycle the ball or put in a defensive tackle.

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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #82 on: February 6, 2019, 04:57:48 PM »
The difference is off the ball for me, Can loved getting forward but when the move fell apart he was ponderous getting back into position to defend, whereas Fabinho works his butt off getting back into position to either recycle the ball or put in a defensive tackle.

His lack of tracking back and not marking his man whilst strolling did my head in

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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #83 on: February 6, 2019, 05:16:17 PM »
The difference is off the ball for me, Can loved getting forward but when the move fell apart he was ponderous getting back into position to defend, whereas Fabinho works his butt off getting back into position to either recycle the ball or put in a defensive tackle.
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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #84 on: February 6, 2019, 06:00:24 PM »
Agreed.

I never understood what the fascination with Can was all about.
He was never really the top class MF we needed. Too slow, too ponderous.
Ironically his stand out position for us was when Brendan stuck him at RB! That's what we remember the most about him - all those pirouettes and turns with the ball under pressure in the peno area haha and he always seemed to get past the pressuring forward player and get rid of the ball. fair play to him. It seemed like he was almost turning on the style in defence to kind of tell Brendan that he was pissed off being put at RB haha

Funnily enough I think he'd make a classy centre back in a few years time when he's a bit more switched on to things.
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Re: Emre Can
« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2019, 09:51:51 AM »
Funnily enough I think he'd make a classy centre back in a few years time when he's a bit more switched on to things.

Agreed. I’m not at all broken up about him going, Fabinho is clearly superior, but there’s a player in there. If the increased game intelligence can be coached into him, alongside growing maturity I think he’d be have the tools to be a good centre half.
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