LuaLua must not waste chance

Kazenga LuaLua has started just two games this season

Kazenga LuaLua has started just two games this season

First published in Albion by , Chief sports reporter

Kazenga LuaLua has been told not to waste his chance with Albion.

Boss Gus Poyet has issued the warning after watching LuaLua under- perform for the development team in Monday’s 4-1 defeat by Swansea at The Amex.

It was his first appearance since a jury at Newcastle Crown Court failed to agree a verdict and was discharged after the winger had been accused of affray.

Poyet said: “He trained well after Monday. I would prefer not to make any comment on Monday’s performance by Kazenga but he trained very well on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“He probably knows himself how he performed on Monday, because there was a real change in attitude and belief on Tuesday morning, which is quite strange.

“In football nowadays if you play 90 minutes one day it looks like for the next two days you are dying, you need to rest because your body is exhausted, but Kazenga was not exhausted on Tuesday morning. He trained very, very well, which is very pleasing for the manager.

“He hasn’t been performing well in terms of quality in training, so maybe he was affected by it, this personal situation, and now that apparently it’s gone we’ll see. It’s up to him.”

LuaLua, 22 next Monday and under contract until June 2014, has made only two starts this season and not featured at all in 12 of Albion’s 20 Championship matches.

Poyet said: “There is not one player that has been fantastic in training and fantastic on Saturday afternoon who doesn’t play the next Saturday and if somebody thinks differently he is lying to himself, so it’s up to him.

“I hope that he realises what he has got at the moment, because I don’t think there is a better situation for Kazenga to be in in terms of having the chance to play for this football club, the way we want him to play, having the kind of life he’s got. I hope he doesn’t lose this big opportunity to be part of the future.”

Seats for Albion’s FA Cup third round clash against LuaLua’s former club Newcastle at The Amex on January 5 (12.30) went on sale last night to season ticket holders.

The home game against Hull on February 9 will be screened live on Sky Sports and is now a 5.20pm kick-off.

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10:02am Fri 7 Dec 12

john newman says...

A decision was taken to retain some Albion players while others left, Noone,Murray, F Caskey-loan etc.... Have these been good decisions???
A decision was taken to retain some Albion players while others left, Noone,Murray, F Caskey-loan etc.... Have these been good decisions??? john newman
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10:12am Fri 7 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

It's not always about what the club wants. The money sucking agents have the most influence on the footballers unfortunately.
It's not always about what the club wants. The money sucking agents have the most influence on the footballers unfortunately. Clean Sheet
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10:16am Fri 7 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable.

Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team.
I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable. Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team. markymark03
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11:53am Fri 7 Dec 12

BobbyLaverick says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
It's not always about what the club wants. The money sucking agents have the most influence on the footballers unfortunately.
Spot on Clean Sheet!
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: It's not always about what the club wants. The money sucking agents have the most influence on the footballers unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Spot on Clean Sheet! BobbyLaverick
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11:56am Fri 7 Dec 12

campotolox says...

Perhaps he should get some early nights rather than do what he does?
Perhaps he should get some early nights rather than do what he does? campotolox
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12:07pm Fri 7 Dec 12

PittaPatta says...

markymark03 wrote:
I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable.

Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team.
Unfortunately, KLL's role has changed, and has been changed for quite some time now. Whereas he has always had the ability to open up the opposition with his pace and skill, this has been tempered by Gus for some reason, and now the player no longer fully understands what is required of him, nor is he played to his best strengths.
In the modern game players have to multi task on the pitch. This is all well and good when the adaptation includes the best role for a player. In the cases of KLL and Barnes, I feel that neither is being utilised in the best possible way, and that neither will ever perform well while this is so.
[quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable. Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, KLL's role has changed, and has been changed for quite some time now. Whereas he has always had the ability to open up the opposition with his pace and skill, this has been tempered by Gus for some reason, and now the player no longer fully understands what is required of him, nor is he played to his best strengths. In the modern game players have to multi task on the pitch. This is all well and good when the adaptation includes the best role for a player. In the cases of KLL and Barnes, I feel that neither is being utilised in the best possible way, and that neither will ever perform well while this is so. PittaPatta
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12:07pm Fri 7 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I would guess that the writing is on the wall for Kaz, shape up or you will be shipped out.
The lad is young and certainly has talent but perhaps he doesn't have the desire right now. There are only two directions that this lad's career can go. He either picks up his game and continues with us or his move will be a backward one. There is no chance of a prem club coming for him and if he continues to under perform I doubt another chapionship club would want him so that would leave the lower divisions.
I would guess that the writing is on the wall for Kaz, shape up or you will be shipped out. The lad is young and certainly has talent but perhaps he doesn't have the desire right now. There are only two directions that this lad's career can go. He either picks up his game and continues with us or his move will be a backward one. There is no chance of a prem club coming for him and if he continues to under perform I doubt another chapionship club would want him so that would leave the lower divisions. VegasSeagull
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12:24pm Fri 7 Dec 12

LACHANCE says...

Good player when on form could make all the differance.Should be a better game than against palace and a much better venue.Very good fish and chip shop just up the hill from the ground.
Good player when on form could make all the differance.Should be a better game than against palace and a much better venue.Very good fish and chip shop just up the hill from the ground. LACHANCE
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12:27pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Nathan L says...

john newman wrote:
A decision was taken to retain some Albion players while others left, Noone,Murray, F Caskey-loan etc.... Have these been good decisions???
Well Noone put in poor performances week in week out for brighton and just because he could have a good game isn't a good enough reason not to sell him for a good profit. Murray left and he made the decision at the end of the day for where he went and what a poor first season he had at palace but things happen. Caskey is coming back in January and i think that is a really exciting prospect, love him as a player and hope he will play for us after january or go on loan to a top league 1 side.
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: A decision was taken to retain some Albion players while others left, Noone,Murray, F Caskey-loan etc.... Have these been good decisions???[/p][/quote]Well Noone put in poor performances week in week out for brighton and just because he could have a good game isn't a good enough reason not to sell him for a good profit. Murray left and he made the decision at the end of the day for where he went and what a poor first season he had at palace but things happen. Caskey is coming back in January and i think that is a really exciting prospect, love him as a player and hope he will play for us after january or go on loan to a top league 1 side. Nathan L
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12:32pm Fri 7 Dec 12

mark5 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I would guess that the writing is on the wall for Kaz, shape up or you will be shipped out.
The lad is young and certainly has talent but perhaps he doesn't have the desire right now. There are only two directions that this lad's career can go. He either picks up his game and continues with us or his move will be a backward one. There is no chance of a prem club coming for him and if he continues to under perform I doubt another chapionship club would want him so that would leave the lower divisions.
Spot on! let us hope that he decides to get on and make a name for himself again. Surely there is significant incentive for him to do so? However, often young people at that age will enter a self destruct mindset for no obvious reason and go into freefall. Leon Knight was a similar talent who through it away, with a bad attitude etc. Come on Kaz, pull the stripes on with pride and get on with it! Potential legend for the club!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I would guess that the writing is on the wall for Kaz, shape up or you will be shipped out. The lad is young and certainly has talent but perhaps he doesn't have the desire right now. There are only two directions that this lad's career can go. He either picks up his game and continues with us or his move will be a backward one. There is no chance of a prem club coming for him and if he continues to under perform I doubt another chapionship club would want him so that would leave the lower divisions.[/p][/quote]Spot on! let us hope that he decides to get on and make a name for himself again. Surely there is significant incentive for him to do so? However, often young people at that age will enter a self destruct mindset for no obvious reason and go into freefall. Leon Knight was a similar talent who through it away, with a bad attitude etc. Come on Kaz, pull the stripes on with pride and get on with it! Potential legend for the club! mark5
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12:41pm Fri 7 Dec 12

mark5 says...

PittaPatta wrote:
markymark03 wrote:
I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable.

Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team.
Unfortunately, KLL's role has changed, and has been changed for quite some time now. Whereas he has always had the ability to open up the opposition with his pace and skill, this has been tempered by Gus for some reason, and now the player no longer fully understands what is required of him, nor is he played to his best strengths.
In the modern game players have to multi task on the pitch. This is all well and good when the adaptation includes the best role for a player. In the cases of KLL and Barnes, I feel that neither is being utilised in the best possible way, and that neither will ever perform well while this is so.
Too true. Particularly in the case of Barnes. He gets tremendous stick by many, who forget that he has been played out of his normal position for the last two seasons, under Poyets instructions. He has never complained and got on with it and has looked unconvincing on a number of occasions. My feeling is that he is a typical "goal poacher" and should be allowed to play the forward role where he will score goals without doubt. Reality is that he won't be allowed to as Gus pursues the type of style he wants to play!
[quote][p][bold]PittaPatta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: I miss the old Lua Lua, getting his head down and belting it up the wing time after time. We miss that aspect of his play. It stretches opposing defences creating more room in the box. Lua Lua has the ability to be regular to our first team and even an Albion legend, but his form is so unpredictable. Get back to your best Kaz and you could be a missing ingrediant to the team.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, KLL's role has changed, and has been changed for quite some time now. Whereas he has always had the ability to open up the opposition with his pace and skill, this has been tempered by Gus for some reason, and now the player no longer fully understands what is required of him, nor is he played to his best strengths. In the modern game players have to multi task on the pitch. This is all well and good when the adaptation includes the best role for a player. In the cases of KLL and Barnes, I feel that neither is being utilised in the best possible way, and that neither will ever perform well while this is so.[/p][/quote]Too true. Particularly in the case of Barnes. He gets tremendous stick by many, who forget that he has been played out of his normal position for the last two seasons, under Poyets instructions. He has never complained and got on with it and has looked unconvincing on a number of occasions. My feeling is that he is a typical "goal poacher" and should be allowed to play the forward role where he will score goals without doubt. Reality is that he won't be allowed to as Gus pursues the type of style he wants to play! mark5
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12:54pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Its a great shame the way things have panned out for Kaz over the last year. He is an exciting player when he cuts in off the wing and attacks defenses,but we have seen precious little of that recently.
The more worrying point for me is how many other players seem to be stretched to accommodate positions that they are obviously not best suited!.
Digger on the left ,Dobbie not in the position that both Swansea and Blackpool considered his strongest,to name the more obvious.
With several potential absences against a very handy in form side tomorrow,i hope Gus is more willing to pick a more flexible side,and give us 3 very needed points,and if its Kaz that earns them all the better.
Congratulations to Charlton tomorrow,for 20 years back home at The Valley,big respect for a good team,but lets not give them any presents. UTA
Its a great shame the way things have panned out for Kaz over the last year. He is an exciting player when he cuts in off the wing and attacks defenses,but we have seen precious little of that recently. The more worrying point for me is how many other players seem to be stretched to accommodate positions that they are obviously not best suited!. Digger on the left ,Dobbie not in the position that both Swansea and Blackpool considered his strongest,to name the more obvious. With several potential absences against a very handy in form side tomorrow,i hope Gus is more willing to pick a more flexible side,and give us 3 very needed points,and if its Kaz that earns them all the better. Congratulations to Charlton tomorrow,for 20 years back home at The Valley,big respect for a good team,but lets not give them any presents. UTA tug509
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1:00pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Please excuse any overlaps with previous comments,i left my previous post to answer the phone,so it took a while to finish. UTA
Please excuse any overlaps with previous comments,i left my previous post to answer the phone,so it took a while to finish. UTA tug509
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1:13pm Fri 7 Dec 12

pjwilk says...

Kaz has it in him to be a top player for us ,he has everything in the physical sense,power,speed can beat players and has a wicked shot.Seems somthing psychological stopping him.He is a great player but he doesnt know it.
Kaz has it in him to be a top player for us ,he has everything in the physical sense,power,speed can beat players and has a wicked shot.Seems somthing psychological stopping him.He is a great player but he doesnt know it. pjwilk
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1:18pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tug509 says...

pjwilk wrote:
Kaz has it in him to be a top player for us ,he has everything in the physical sense,power,speed can beat players and has a wicked shot.Seems somthing psychological stopping him.He is a great player but he doesnt know it.
"He is a great player but he doesnt know it"
That makes good sense pj,and it would answer a lot. UTA
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Kaz has it in him to be a top player for us ,he has everything in the physical sense,power,speed can beat players and has a wicked shot.Seems somthing psychological stopping him.He is a great player but he doesnt know it.[/p][/quote]"He is a great player but he doesnt know it" That makes good sense pj,and it would answer a lot. UTA tug509
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2:02pm Fri 7 Dec 12

rolivan says...

I read that Man City paid out £10m in Agents fees in the summer.I wonder what clubs outside of the Premiership have as a Salary Budget.
I read that Man City paid out £10m in Agents fees in the summer.I wonder what clubs outside of the Premiership have as a Salary Budget. rolivan
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2:32pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Hovite says...

And Mancini says he still needs more money invested.
And Mancini says he still needs more money invested. Hovite
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2:58pm Fri 7 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I am not sure that I can go with the idea that some players are suffering because they are being played out of position.
Now if we took an attacking MF player and put him at left back then yeah, that would be out of position, but Gus isn't doing that.

As far as those on the park that we hope would put the ball in the net they are getting decent chances, it's not as though Barnes is devoid of the chance to score, the problem is we are not taking the chances created.

One could argue that CMS is being played out of position every time he takes the field. That guy does so much tracking back one could be forgiven for thinking he should play as an attacking MF player with strikers ahead of him.
Dobbie, IMHO, will have a more settled role next year, after some have gone and some new guys have arrived and then we might see the best of him.

,
I am not sure that I can go with the idea that some players are suffering because they are being played out of position. Now if we took an attacking MF player and put him at left back then yeah, that would be out of position, but Gus isn't doing that. As far as those on the park that we hope would put the ball in the net they are getting decent chances, it's not as though Barnes is devoid of the chance to score, the problem is we are not taking the chances created. One could argue that CMS is being played out of position every time he takes the field. That guy does so much tracking back one could be forgiven for thinking he should play as an attacking MF player with strikers ahead of him. Dobbie, IMHO, will have a more settled role next year, after some have gone and some new guys have arrived and then we might see the best of him. , VegasSeagull
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3:07pm Fri 7 Dec 12

bruce beckett says...

There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.
There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him. bruce beckett
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3:30pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tinker111 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.
And the club's money which is sadly lacking to bring in players who will be able to play in the prem
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.[/p][/quote]And the club's money which is sadly lacking to bring in players who will be able to play in the prem tinker111
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3:39pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I am not sure that I can go with the idea that some players are suffering because they are being played out of position.
Now if we took an attacking MF player and put him at left back then yeah, that would be out of position, but Gus isn't doing that.

As far as those on the park that we hope would put the ball in the net they are getting decent chances, it's not as though Barnes is devoid of the chance to score, the problem is we are not taking the chances created.

One could argue that CMS is being played out of position every time he takes the field. That guy does so much tracking back one could be forgiven for thinking he should play as an attacking MF player with strikers ahead of him.
Dobbie, IMHO, will have a more settled role next year, after some have gone and some new guys have arrived and then we might see the best of him.

,
Hi Vegas,i like your idea of CMS being played as an attacking midfielder,that sounds more fruitful than what the poor man is getting now.
I still believe though,that if you play anyone out of their comfort zone,then you will not get their best. Each player knows his most productive role,even if it is a selfish one,for instance they say a selfish striker is a good striker (personally i never believed that) but if the player does ,then it will imho effect his performance.
If your comments are linked with my previous post,i think some players possibly do suffer a lack of confidence and certainty ,in front of goal ,when for instance coming in from the right instead of the left,or faced with taking a shot with their weaker foot,we`ve all seen players ,lose an opportunity because they have tried to get back on the other foot.
Anyway all the best ,both to your good self and the Albion tomorrow,cos its gonna be a tougher one than last week imho. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I am not sure that I can go with the idea that some players are suffering because they are being played out of position. Now if we took an attacking MF player and put him at left back then yeah, that would be out of position, but Gus isn't doing that. As far as those on the park that we hope would put the ball in the net they are getting decent chances, it's not as though Barnes is devoid of the chance to score, the problem is we are not taking the chances created. One could argue that CMS is being played out of position every time he takes the field. That guy does so much tracking back one could be forgiven for thinking he should play as an attacking MF player with strikers ahead of him. Dobbie, IMHO, will have a more settled role next year, after some have gone and some new guys have arrived and then we might see the best of him. ,[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas,i like your idea of CMS being played as an attacking midfielder,that sounds more fruitful than what the poor man is getting now. I still believe though,that if you play anyone out of their comfort zone,then you will not get their best. Each player knows his most productive role,even if it is a selfish one,for instance they say a selfish striker is a good striker (personally i never believed that) but if the player does ,then it will imho effect his performance. If your comments are linked with my previous post,i think some players possibly do suffer a lack of confidence and certainty ,in front of goal ,when for instance coming in from the right instead of the left,or faced with taking a shot with their weaker foot,we`ve all seen players ,lose an opportunity because they have tried to get back on the other foot. Anyway all the best ,both to your good self and the Albion tomorrow,cos its gonna be a tougher one than last week imho. UTA tug509
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3:48pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tug509 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.
Unfortunately accurate bb. UTA
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately accurate bb. UTA tug509
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4:17pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

tug509 wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.
Unfortunately accurate bb. UTA
Agree he's a one trick pony,you need a lot more to your game to cut it in the championship, look at Bolasie for Palace picked up for peanuts apparently,what a prospect he looks.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: There's no point in hiding the fact that Lua-Lua has been a massive disappointment so far. Next to CMS, his arrival was probably the one most eagerly anticipated by the fans yet - so far at least - he has not even been a valuable squad member. I don't know whether it is down to ego, lifestyle or just a lack of desire. But whatever the case, he is in danger of wasting a massive talent, which would be very sad for both us and for him.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately accurate bb. UTA[/p][/quote]Agree he's a one trick pony,you need a lot more to your game to cut it in the championship, look at Bolasie for Palace picked up for peanuts apparently,what a prospect he looks. Alfie T
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4:26pm Fri 7 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Tug there are some that might prefer their right foot but actually play on the left because when using the right foot they can send the ball in from a different angle, many teams adopt this ploy. We often see right and left side players switch sides as the game is in progress. I think my point is, we should not create an excuse for a player not delivering.
I do agree with you about what goes on in a player's mind, I think a lot of them feel that they know how they should be used.

If Lua Lua could hit form again, and with Buckley being in form, I would like to see them on either side of the park, CMS in a central MF attack position with either Hoskins or Barnes as the lone striker. Add to them two fit attack minded full backs with Bridcutt and Hammond in mid-field and I think Charlton would face an onslaught of ability and pace that they wouldn't be able to deal with.

Probably a line up that is too much geared to attack but hey, if you are attacking you aint defending.
Tug there are some that might prefer their right foot but actually play on the left because when using the right foot they can send the ball in from a different angle, many teams adopt this ploy. We often see right and left side players switch sides as the game is in progress. I think my point is, we should not create an excuse for a player not delivering. I do agree with you about what goes on in a player's mind, I think a lot of them feel that they know how they should be used. If Lua Lua could hit form again, and with Buckley being in form, I would like to see them on either side of the park, CMS in a central MF attack position with either Hoskins or Barnes as the lone striker. Add to them two fit attack minded full backs with Bridcutt and Hammond in mid-field and I think Charlton would face an onslaught of ability and pace that they wouldn't be able to deal with. Probably a line up that is too much geared to attack but hey, if you are attacking you aint defending. VegasSeagull
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5:10pm Fri 7 Dec 12

kwaidam says...

Slightly unfair to see some of the posts on here saying what a disappointment Kaz has been. Admittedly he has yet to live up to his potential but he has had tow bad injuries and has yet to get his confidence back. If GP gives him time - and he should - we will have a top player back, the one we know Kaz can be. otherwise he will come back to haunt us when he plays for someone else. Come on Kaz, remember when you came off the bench to help destroy Charlton the last time we were there. What a great day that was, eh?
Slightly unfair to see some of the posts on here saying what a disappointment Kaz has been. Admittedly he has yet to live up to his potential but he has had tow bad injuries and has yet to get his confidence back. If GP gives him time - and he should - we will have a top player back, the one we know Kaz can be. otherwise he will come back to haunt us when he plays for someone else. Come on Kaz, remember when you came off the bench to help destroy Charlton the last time we were there. What a great day that was, eh? kwaidam
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5:17pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Ringmer Rich says...

I'm sorry but I have to disagree with many of the posters on here today, but the reason Barnes plays in a free role is because he doesn't have the ability or speed to play up front. he also has a lot of trouble working with the players around him, and doesn't seem to know how to release the ball properly to CMS. In the case of Lua lua, he is a shadow of his former self. He has got slower and has become fairly predictable when playing on the flanks. Used to love the way he played, but against championship defenders he seems to struggle. He also doesn't seem to be able to link up well with the players around him, often providing poor passes or just taking on all and sundry and losing possession.
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with many of the posters on here today, but the reason Barnes plays in a free role is because he doesn't have the ability or speed to play up front. he also has a lot of trouble working with the players around him, and doesn't seem to know how to release the ball properly to CMS. In the case of Lua lua, he is a shadow of his former self. He has got slower and has become fairly predictable when playing on the flanks. Used to love the way he played, but against championship defenders he seems to struggle. He also doesn't seem to be able to link up well with the players around him, often providing poor passes or just taking on all and sundry and losing possession. Ringmer Rich
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5:18pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him.
Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him. Hovite
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5:19pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Hovite wrote:
Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him.
That was for kwaidam
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him.[/p][/quote]That was for kwaidam Hovite
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7:02pm Fri 7 Dec 12

kwaidam says...

Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote: Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him.
That was for kwaidam
thanks. glad someone is ready to give Kaz some time. he has bags of potential, i'd love to see him back to his exciting best. But he's got to put in the work and GP must give some confidence.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Yep it was a career threatening injury which he played with last season with a metal plate in his ankle, then had a hamstring problem. Until he gets a load more games under his belt it would be harsh to judge him.[/p][/quote]That was for kwaidam[/p][/quote]thanks. glad someone is ready to give Kaz some time. he has bags of potential, i'd love to see him back to his exciting best. But he's got to put in the work and GP must give some confidence. kwaidam
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10:12pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Freeloaders says...

campotolox wrote:
Perhaps he should get some early nights rather than do what he does?
Thank you my friend.Now even Poyet has said the same as me.Only a few weeks back i was saying the same thing,and what Nooney told me before he left.But i was called all names under the sun on here.Please some of you just wake up about some of these players.Its time to stand as one & get the freeloaders out the club.
[quote][p][bold]campotolox[/bold] wrote: Perhaps he should get some early nights rather than do what he does?[/p][/quote]Thank you my friend.Now even Poyet has said the same as me.Only a few weeks back i was saying the same thing,and what Nooney told me before he left.But i was called all names under the sun on here.Please some of you just wake up about some of these players.Its time to stand as one & get the freeloaders out the club. Freeloaders
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9:01am Sat 8 Dec 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Lua Lua would be a certain starter if we had a centre forward who could finish with his left, where LLs crosses come from, or his head.
Lua Lua would be a certain starter if we had a centre forward who could finish with his left, where LLs crosses come from, or his head. ShorehamBeachcomber
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