✍ Alex Král

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by mushy » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:29 pm

HammerAl wrote:
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:24 pm
He’s only played a few games. He, like Vlasic, needs time to adapt. Whether he gets that time, I’m not sure, but I still think it’s too early to judge whether the deal has worked out or not.
I agree that he needs more time, but I have to say that in my opinion I haven't seen anything so far to warrant a permanent move.
This could all change though but I would be surprised if he is with us next season.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Clucking Bell » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:35 pm

I reckon he's OK, nothing special but, not terrible either.

He's sort of Jack Charlton-esque: the sort of player whose job is to win the ball and then give it to someone who's a lot better at football. If he came on instead of Soucek, he'd do a job. If he comes on for Rice, probably not ..... but, then again, who would?

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by e17 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:42 pm

Generic Kovac style squad bolster. Been completely forgettable in almost every outing for us so far.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:06 pm

e17 wrote:
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:42 pm
Generic Kovac style squad bolster. Been completely forgettable in almost every outing for us so far.

I thought he was excellent in the Man Utd cup game. Didn’t do much tonight, but then nobody did apart from Longelo.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Lars Jacobsen » Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:15 am

Getting this lad signed up permanently needs to be our number one January priority.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by stu1 » Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:37 am

Lars Jacobsen wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:15 am
Getting this lad signed up permanently needs to be our number one January priority.
Not sure about that.

If we are looking at finishing regularly in the top 6 and competing in Europe I think we can do better.

From what I've seen so far he's not a top half of the premiership midfielder as he lacks athleticism and ability on the ball, a player can afford not to have one but not both.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by funky chicken » Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:32 am

In all the minutes he’s been on the pitch for us, we’ve only conceded 2 goals. 1 was a freak own goal by Soucek. The other was a fantastic finish last night.

He must be doing alright at something.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:44 am

Thank f*** he’s only on loan

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by S-H » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:46 am

psychoscoredthelot wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:44 am
Thank **** he’s only on loan
Ah, come on, his hair got wet last night, he was essentially 'running' about with a damp sheep on his head..

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Sloop John B » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:51 am

Lars Jacobsen wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:15 am
Getting this lad signed up permanently needs to be our number one January priority.
He's not been bad but he's also done very little to suggest any effort to make his deal permanent should be made. Genuinely can't work him out, he feels like a scrappy hectic player, very little composure on the ball.

We won't have a lot of money to be spending... rather we put what we have towards the player that will knock Soucek out the team than on Kral who at best looks like a squad player.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by norse » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:17 am

I'm not going to criticize him too much, he's a backup on loan in a new and better league, however from what I've seen I'd rather have Ethan Ampadu. If that's a realistic option is another matter, have no idea what Chelsea might would want for him.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by OFT » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:19 am

Lars Jacobsen wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:15 am
Getting this lad signed up permanently needs to be our number one January priority.
psychoscoredthelot wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:44 am
Thank **** he’s only on loan
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Re: ✍ Alex Král

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Clacton-ammer » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:35 am

Ha ha Kral is a funny one for sure, certainly splits our opinions.

I'm just not sure, there are times I see him breaking up play nicely, covers lots of ground always I think, then there are times I think he has never seen a football, and I'm not in the camp that he has really nice hair either..

I'm just not sure on him, think he needs a proper run of games which he won't get if Rice/Soucek stay fit, which we have everything crossed they do stay fit.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by kentboleyn » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:49 am

Not sure the boys good enough, i just cant see what he brings to the team. Send him back.

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Post by fjthegrey » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:57 am

Doesn't look up to it to me.

It's definitely too early to say with absolute certainty, but he looks levels below our first team and signing a guy for 8 figures to be nothing more than a backup is not good business.

In Kral's defence, off the ball last night he was basically patrolling the midfield on his own. Noble might as well have been a cone for all the good he did. He'd definitely look better alongside Rice/Soucek and with Bowen/Antonio to pass the ball to.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by sutts07 » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:57 am

Noble and Kral, alongside each other look as though they are not up to it.
Noble and Kral alongside Rice, Soucek or both, would no doubt do a job.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by Ozza » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:59 am

Did the job he was asked to do last night I thought, he's not Rice or Souchek, he's cover and does that well, I think we'll see more of him as the season goes on.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by BigFatSam » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:17 am

I like him. Hustles and bustles, the kind of player we need in the squad. He’s not the kind that will play every game, but he’s definitely the type of player that’s going to be needed for certain games.

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Re: ✍ Alex Král

Post by The Gibbins » Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:17 pm

He looks ok, but we are in a period now where we are looking to consitently compete in Europe, i think we need to be looking at better players.

It is early days so maybe its harsh, but he doesn't look anything special.

Does he improve the first team if we were to sign him? Not for me.

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