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Dendoncker

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by TFWanderers, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. 1312

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    Is it possible he was left off the bench on Friday in case Neves got booked? In that scenario and then Dendoncker came on for whatever the reason and then got injured, we would be screwed for the Chelsea game.

    He'll start and score against Chelsea. FIVE GOALS.
     
  2. SBDJ

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    No, it's not possible. Too many ifs buts and maybes
     
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  4. JOSWolf

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    Very strange situation.
     
  5. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    Let's hope he gets a game soon......
     
  6. Incognito

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    Serious question, sort of related to this topic. Why is it that fans can't be told what the situation is in scenarios like these, where a player is just not getting a chance? Or even, why players like a Costa, who are playing like my grandmother on LSD, are given chance after chance? Is it that journalists are not asking? Do they or the club know how confused.com we are about things ? Why can't we just be told wtf is going on?
     
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  7. Rhoswolf

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    The club can hardly come out and state player A is not being selected as he's crap, has a bad attitude or suit the current system etc or indeed publicly acknowledge player B is still being selected despite under performing, little more they can say other what they have.
     
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  8. Okresh

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    I really don’t like how Nuno is lying to the fans. It doesn’t sit right with me at all.
     
  9. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    WTF are you on about?
     
  10. Wolf In Essex

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    I thought he would be ideal for games like this where we could still play the 3 at the back and he could just sit in front of Coady.
     
  11. Peszkywolf

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    ^Personally think Nunos man management is one of his strengths.
    This is a wierd one, probably just looking a bit rusty in training. Looked ok against a second string Leicester side playing the Bennett position.
     
  12. Knocker Lite

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    Because due to social media the more you talk the more gets reconstrued so you may as well say as little as possible.
     
  13. Okresh

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    If he doesn’t want to explain why he’s not playing him, he can just refuse to answer. He doesn’t have to lie. There are clearly reasons why he’s not playing him and it’s not for footballing reasons.
     
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    He will surely get his chance sooner rather than later. Have to remember Hause has been waiting patiently in the background and Bennett has been playing well. Then there is Saiss also. I would like to see Leander playing in a three in the middle of the park with Neves and Moutinho but I guess that won't happen.
     
  15. Sheriff Woody

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    Throughout his time here Nuno has gone out of his way to point out that he doesn't talk about individuals and it's all about the collective.

    He hasn't had to explain why Saiss has barely had a look in since last season, despite being a huge part of our success so why the need to explain why Dendoncker hasn't played?

    We've all seen Dendoncker play for Belgium and he looks good, we've seen him play in the League Cup too and he looked good then too. I'm sure he'll get a chance.
     
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  16. Contrarian

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    Totally agree with your general point. Some managers do reveal a bit more, ours isn't. Our manager and staff are actually quite secretive about this kind of thing. Also, I do find the journalists questions amazingly bland and peurile over 90% of the time.

    As for you Costa question, the answer is just - who else is there? Yes, he's looked out of it for much of the time, but then so have our entire front line! Cav started well, but against Huddersfield was far worse than Costa ever was, well until Cardiff that is. Jota was wayward all season until he was rested, at least he hasn't made any howlers since being restricted to 10 minutes off the bench. Traore, another one who looks good in a 10 minute burst and that's about that.

    When your strike force is the Mexican Kevin Doyle and a full set of "impact subs", Costa has had to start as the least bad worst. Now Jota may have edged ahead of him as slightly less ineffective.
     
  17. QB Wolf

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    At least we know he’s not injured, we know he’s fit, so at them moment he’s not considered to be in the best 11/18 players available on a match day.

    That’s fine and it’s Nuno’s prerogative, he sees a lot more of the guy than I do.

    Hoping he gets some sort of chance to show what he can do at some point soon.
     
  18. Sketchead

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    Dendoncker isn't playing because Nuno doesn't think he's good enough. He's obviously not doing enough in training to show he can fit in, whether that's through ability or attitude or both. Why do some people want an essay from Nuno explaining what is his prerogative?

    One of the most annoying things in football is how somebody who a) isn't playing and b) most people haven't seen play full games before is 10x better just because the current team is losing.

    I obviously want the team to get out of this rut but seem to be one of few not desperate to see Dendoncker. If Nuno doesn't see him as good enough to be in the squad, he ain't the answer.
     
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  19. themanwhobuiltthemoon

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    Football managers swerve awkward questions. Always have done, always will do. Lack of transparency doesn't start and end with Nuno.
     
  20. AmsterdamWolf

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    Surprise surprise. Birmingham mail making click bait, fake news that Leander has been linked with a move away. The source they provide to back it up says "Een transfer in januari lijkt de enige optie te zijn voor de Belgische speler." Which loosely translates to "A transfer in January seems like the only option for the player"
     
  21. QB Wolf

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    So what are they then?
     
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    HAS to start in midfield tomorrow for me.
     
  23. AmsterdamWolf

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    Who are we playing tomorrow? :eek:
     
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    Haha, been a long day, wish it was tomorrow.
     
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    Has WW1963 nicked your password?
     
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    It could be that he's said something, that wouldn't surprise me and would actually be understandable, a player linked with the likes of Man Utd in the past, just off the back of finishing 3rd at the World Cup, joins a newly promoted team he probably knows next to nothing about. If you were in his shoes I think you'd expect to be in the team, yet he wasn't even making the bench until October, we then lose 4 out 5 and he still doesn't get in the team. Perhaps he mouthed off after he found out he wasn't playing on Friday and Saiss was, hence why he wasn't even on the bench?
     
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    I'm not asking for War and Peace and **** the essay or thesis. I just want a couple of sentences, or even a wink of the eye to multiple choice answers, FROM NUNO, to explain why Dendonker is not playing and why Costa is undroppable. That's all. Then I can rest my little head a little easier! Appreciate though, that Nuno, any manager, has to tread carefully when it comes to players. Just like I have to with the missus!
     
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    This is what comes with defeats though, managers can't say a wrong word when they are winning. Remember when Jacket arrived, so refreshing and honest they said, by the end they said he was a lying boring squirrel-faced *******. Now Nuno's getting a bit of that, hardly anyone cared he rarely gave much away when we were top of the league or in the top 8 at the start of this season, lose a few games and now he's a liar and should be answering a fans Q&A.
     
  29. WonderWolf

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    Nuno doesn't let much on about anything with individual cases. In-house awareness is all that matters with the squad.

    footballconfused.com could actually be an absolutely brilliant idea as an interesting website for befuddled fans. They could enter in their queries and select a satisfactory answer from a load of relevant sources.....could be a truer answer turns up indirectly through a source. ;) :)
     
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    Harsh people calling Nuno a liar. Very harsh. But a fans Q&A, great idea, count me in! Cheque please!
     
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    If Nuno is being economical with the truth he, or anyone at the club for that matter, is hardly gonna come out and say he's **** or got off field problems. That would hardly help protect our investment should we indeed be looking to offload.
     
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    Is this a QA after every game, if so what's included tactics, team selection, or what/ How about a QA pre KO when fans can have an input into tactics and selection and therefore directly influence the outcome?:confused: Then when it all goes balls up who gets sacked?
     
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    He's for but just not fancied by Nuno. Perhaps another panic buy to get numbers up when the real targets refused to entertain the idea of coming.
     
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  34. QB Wolf

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    Is he Portuguese?
     
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    You've got a good point there QB Wolf...
    Dendoncker is a Belgian International player.. Belgium are ranked as high if not higher in the rankings than Portugal..

    So if Dendoncker was Portuguese maybe he'd stand a better chance of being chosen for WW??
     
  36. QB Wolf

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    I was on about Ebterente?
     
  37. Rhoswolf

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    Seriously?
     
  38. Jay Jay de Wolf

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    No matter QB.. It's a question that should be asked on a Dendoncker topic ;)
     
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    Jeez, is this Kick Nuno When He's Down Week or what?
     
  40. Black Country Wanderer

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    Ive been waiting all season to use "drop the Dendoncker",so yes Nuno has a lot to answer for
     

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