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Re: Aaron Cresswell

Post by BARKING IRON » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:59 am

stu1 wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:59 pm
Ex reckons he's targeting Man U match for his return.
Looks like Moyes has finally got a plumber in to sort out all the leaks at the club

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by funky chicken » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:45 am

That was certainly an unexpected surprise seeing him even in the match day squad. Let alone starting and playing the full 90!

The club is doing a lot better at keeping things quiet now. None of the ITKs even mentioned Cresswell was that far ahead.

Good to have him back! (Pardon the pun!)

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by dasnutnock3 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:06 am

How on earth was he able to hit the ground running so hard after a long injury layoff? He was sensational last night, 103 touches (13 more than anyone else) and was still mobile after the full 90. Very, very impressive return to action.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by RaddyKovac » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:23 pm

Makes such a difference to the way we play. Not knocking Johnson but having a left-footed player with end product on the left is so important.

Does the Cresswell Out mob even exist any more?

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by El brooko79 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:30 pm

RaddyKovac wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:23 pm
Makes such a difference to the way we play. Not knocking Johnson but having a left-footed player with end product on the left is so important.

Does the Cresswell Out mob even exist any more?
Yep but we have split our forces and areccurrently camped outside Diop and Masuaku's houses.

I have to admit that 12 months ago I was concerned Cresswell was weak defensively.
I still think he needs a bit of additional protection from LM but his compsure on the ball more than compensates

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by D C » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:07 pm

RaddyKovac wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:23 pm

Does the Cresswell Out mob even exist any more?
Yes! Although I just want him out of the starting 11 now rather than the whole club :grin:

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by RaddyKovac » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:04 pm

D C wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:07 pm
Yes! Although I just want him out of the starting 11 now rather than the whole club :grin:
In favour of whom?

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by hammers92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:09 pm

RaddyKovac wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:04 pm
In favour of whom?
An upgrade on him in the summer, whoever that might be. If we can have Cresswell deputising instead of Masuaku next year that would be great.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by RaddyKovac » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:28 pm

hammers92 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:09 pm
An upgrade on him in the summer, whoever that might be. If we can have Cresswell deputising instead of Masuaku next year that would be great.
Or playing him on the left of a three again.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by hammers92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:34 pm

RaddyKovac wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:28 pm
Or playing him on the left of a three again.
Absolutely

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by irving boleyn » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:35 pm

He came back and looked 5 years younger, with new skills.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:59 pm

I love Cresswell, and he's so important for us in attack and transition.

I do think we would be better if we could find a left sided Coufal equivalent. It's worth noting that he only actually managed 2 non-set piece assists last season compared to Coufal's 7, and only has one assist this season in 14 games, Coufal has 3 in 18.

As good as he's been I feel he is still the weak link in the defence due to his lack of pace and strength.

Hard-pressed to upgrade the defence, but it is the weakest part of our side.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:11 pm

cresswell is slowing and weak sometimes but his pluses outweigh these at the moment. we do need a left back though. looks like its not longello at the moment !

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by S-H » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:13 pm

hammerman11 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:11 pm
cresswell is slowing and weak
He's fast approaching his 85th birthday, what do you expect.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:15 pm

still better on one leg and 85 than masuaka at left back

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:18 pm

hammerman11 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:15 pm
still better on one leg and 85 than masuaka at left back
Same number of goals and assists this season :D

I'm being facetious, but Masuaku is given far too bad a rap.

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by Up the Junction » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:26 pm

One of those who got better every game he didn't play.

(And I'm a big fan, FWIW.)

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Re: The Cresswell Thread

Post by devonshire flu » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:54 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:26 pm

(And I'm a big fan, FWIW.)
And so is Davis Moyes. I haven't got the numbers to back this up, but the last time I looked, Cresswell was the player most selected to start by Moyes over both stints at West Ham United.

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