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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9120 on: September 25, 2023, 12:32:12 pm »
You can't help but love this lad, his work ethic, his attitude, his skills, he's got the potential to be something very special.
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9121 on: September 25, 2023, 12:59:31 pm »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....
It looks to me as if we have signed another 'average' player. I'll hold back my complete opinion until I see the lad play

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9122 on: September 25, 2023, 01:02:40 pm »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....
Expected Assists would be better because he doesn't have control over how his teammates finish the chances he creates.

Goals+expected assists look at a player's controllables.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9123 on: September 25, 2023, 01:14:26 pm »
Expected Assists would be better because he doesn't have control over how his teammates finish the chances he creates.

Goals+expected assists look at a player's controllables.

We used to call those "YESSSS"'s and "WHAT THE FUCCKK!!"'s  and we managed to get by without assigning a numerical value other than volume.

Ahh the good old days....... ;D
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9124 on: September 25, 2023, 02:14:39 pm »
Looks better each game. The penalty all came from him holding off the defender, playing it to Diaz, then running past their midfield.
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« Reply #9125 on: September 25, 2023, 02:15:22 pm »
He had 2 or 3 runs where he was pointing and yelling at Diaz to pass the ball. Diaz was a bit late or never made the pass in each case. Once that understanding develops - it's another layer to the attack.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9126 on: September 25, 2023, 02:39:22 pm »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....

You are missing Callum Wilson from this list  8)

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9127 on: September 25, 2023, 03:29:08 pm »
he was brillant. He could tear Spurs & Brighton ap[art with the pace they will leave

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« Reply #9128 on: September 25, 2023, 03:54:07 pm »
he was brillant. He could tear Spurs & Brighton ap[art with the pace they will leave

I think Van den Ven and Nunez will be an interesting matchup.

All Spurs fans are sying he's been great after his terrible first game.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9129 on: September 25, 2023, 04:01:56 pm »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....

Im pretty sure nunez assisted Salah against Villa so hed be on 4 g/a in 221 so 55.3 minutes/GA. Hed top the list then
« Last Edit: September 25, 2023, 04:09:56 pm by Larse »

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9130 on: September 25, 2023, 04:02:33 pm »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....

Shows how much potential he does have. Ultimate 'disruptive' kind of player. Pulls the defenders all over the place.

As an aside, also showing how good that Ferguson lad is at Brighton. I am sure a lot of top teams are watching him, and that will include us
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9131 on: September 25, 2023, 04:59:16 pm »
Im pretty sure nunez assisted Salah against Villa so hed be on 4 g/a in 221 so 55.3 minutes/GA. Hed top the list then


You're quite right, he did. Missed it on PL.com

Top of the tree he is!
It looks to me as if we have signed another 'average' player. I'll hold back my complete opinion until I see the lad play

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9132 on: September 25, 2023, 06:32:08 pm »
Just really excellent reactions for the goal.  He wasn't even running until Mac Allister played that pass, it was just a brilliant little clipped ball over the top and he reacted to it so quickly and finished so instinctively.
plus the fact that twice - within a couple of minutes - he found space right in front of the oppo goal, basically unmarked. doesn't happen by accident.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9133 on: September 25, 2023, 06:34:31 pm »
We used to call those "YESSSS"'s and "WHAT THE FUCCKK!!"'s  and we managed to get by without assigning a numerical value other than volume.

Ahh the good old days....... ;D
or just simple GERRRINNNNNs.  :)

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9134 on: September 25, 2023, 07:37:56 pm »
You can't help but love this lad, his work ethic, his attitude, his skills, he's got the potential to be something very special.

I'd argue that he's already something very special. You know he's very good by how quiet opposition fans have now gone regarding him signing for us.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9135 on: September 25, 2023, 09:37:32 pm »
Watching trhe game back, that run for his goal... he must have made a half dozen of them before scoring. No accident he finds those spaces.
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9136 on: September 27, 2023, 02:32:35 am »
The day he showed up for his medical, the abs on this guy, they looked like Mo's but he's only 22 and he has a large frame. i said to myself "whatever else, this guy is a supremely hard worker who does not ever quit".

Ive been in gyms my whole life, you just cant buy abs like that for any amount of money. You've got to be relentlessly savage.

And so it has proven. Relentless savagery it is.   
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9137 on: September 27, 2023, 02:46:23 am »
The day he showed up for his medical, the abs on this guy, they looked like Mo's but he's only 22 and he has a large frame. i said to myself "whatever else, this guy is a supremely hard worker who does not ever quit".

Ive been in gyms my whole life, you just cant buy abs like that for any amount of money. You've got to be relentlessly savage.

And so it has proven. Relentless savagery it is.   
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9138 on: September 27, 2023, 08:27:03 am »
Stats so far this season for the highest scoring strikers....

Nunez has a league assist.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9139 on: September 27, 2023, 10:31:58 am »
Still waiting for any evidence he can’t play against a low block :P

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« Reply #9140 on: September 27, 2023, 03:17:06 pm »
Can anyone translate Darwin's Instagram story? Something to do with the national team but my scant Spanish is failing me on such a long piece of writing! Thanks.
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9141 on: September 27, 2023, 04:53:47 pm »
Can anyone translate Darwin's Instagram story? Something to do with the national team but my scant Spanish is failing me on such a long piece of writing! Thanks.

Someone posted this on Twitter:



It’s to do with supporting footballers in the Uruguay league that are on strike, I’m presuming the senior players in the national team are all doing this.

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« Reply #9142 on: September 28, 2023, 09:24:57 pm »
Cheers Dim :thumbup
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9143 on: September 29, 2023, 10:28:56 am »
Darwin has many of Zlatan's attributes.
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9144 on: September 29, 2023, 10:30:54 am »
Darwin has many of Zlatan's attributes.

They're completely different players for me.  Darwin plays off the shoulder, is quick and not all that involved in build up, he's a pure striker.  Zlatan was slower, much better technically and played as more of a traditional target man or false 9.
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« Reply #9145 on: September 29, 2023, 10:33:21 am »
Darwin has many of Zlatan's attributes.

I dont agree with any of the comparisons to be honest. I have no idea why but I love watching him. He frustrates me so much at times but then other times he is so exciting to watch To me he is a total mystery... and honestly I think thats why he is such a joy, just something different & new.

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« Reply #9146 on: September 29, 2023, 11:46:42 am »
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Tracking data shows a complete transformation in his pressing, with Nunez registering more than twice as many pressures and pressures in the final third per 90 minutes than last term. His average of 25.3 final-third pressures is the highest in the division.

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Nunez's increased involvement in Liverpool's approach play can be seen in his numbers for touches and passes.

Last season, he averaged 36.7 and 19.7 per 90 minutes respectively in the Premier League. In the early stages of the new campaign, those numbers are up to 44.8 and 23.6 per 90 minutes.

Nunez, known for bringing a chaos factor, is now combining effectively with his fellow forwards too, his improvement helping to bring the best out of Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12971754/darwin-nunez-liverpool-striker-showing-signs-of-exploding-after-early-struggles

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« Reply #9147 on: September 29, 2023, 11:48:55 am »
That's really encouraging stuff.  I do wonder if it's partly because we're a lot better overall as a team this season, but either way he's definitely improving that side of his game.
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« Reply #9148 on: September 29, 2023, 11:50:51 am »
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12971754/darwin-nunez-liverpool-striker-showing-signs-of-exploding-after-early-struggles
That's really encouraging stuff.  I do wonder if it's partly because we're a lot better overall as a team this season, but either way he's definitely improving that side of his game.

It has to help that we have a functioning midfield, right? that and understanding pressing triggers - having Diaz up front who also likes to press or at least is quick to recover must help too.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9149 on: September 29, 2023, 01:30:01 pm »
They're completely different players for me.  Darwin plays off the shoulder, is quick and not all that involved in build up, he's a pure striker.  Zlatan was slower, much better technically and played as more of a traditional target man or false 9.

Yep, he's unique - but in terms of effect he's more Drogba than Zlatan.

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« Reply #9150 on: September 29, 2023, 01:32:59 pm »
Didn't Drogba struggle in his first year or so at Chelsea? Seem to remember folk thinking they'd bought a donkey before he hit his stride, accusations similar to what Darwin experienced last year.

Or I may be misremembering it.

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9151 on: September 29, 2023, 01:38:37 pm »
Didn't Drogba struggle in his first year or so at Chelsea? Seem to remember folk thinking they'd bought a donkey before he hit his stride, accusations similar to what Darwin experienced last year.

Or I may be misremembering it.

I remember Drogba playing for Marseille against us in 2004 and being impressed.

Next season he was a Chelsea player. >:(

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9152 on: September 29, 2023, 02:25:29 pm »
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12971754/darwin-nunez-liverpool-striker-showing-signs-of-exploding-after-early-struggles

It’s incredible how wrong I was about his pressing. I wondered aloud only a few weeks ago (as the season was starting) that his athletic profile would make it hard to be a very good presser

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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9153 on: September 29, 2023, 05:33:47 pm »
They're completely different players for me.  Darwin plays off the shoulder, is quick and not all that involved in build up, he's a pure striker.  Zlatan was slower, much better technically and played as more of a traditional target man or false 9.
He's a ridiculous athlete.
He's completely focused.
Is absolutely fearless.
Is becoming arrogant (as well he should be).
He knows he's better than anyone opposite.
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
« Reply #9154 on: September 29, 2023, 05:34:42 pm »
He's a ridiculous athlete.
He's completely focused.
Is absolutely fearless.
Is becoming arrogant (as well he should be).
He knows he's better than anyone opposite.

Once he starts referring to himself in the third person we'll know he's gone full Zlatan ;)
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Re: Welcome Darwin Núñez !!!
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« Reply #9158 on: September 30, 2023, 08:20:23 pm »
He should have came on for Gakpo. He’d have caused absolute chaos with his runs in behind.

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« Reply #9159 on: September 30, 2023, 08:21:50 pm »
He should have came on for Gakpo. He’d have caused absolute chaos with his runs in behind.
He couldnt play more then 30 that the issue. Taht why Jota came on he was ready to come on before the jota 2nd yellow