Marcus Edwards - Excelsior

Blake Griffin

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Was watching this game, the the chance at 50min shows the fine margins. Just his finishing letting him down at the moment, which he is usually very good at when it comes to finding corners
it is strange how his finishing seems to have deserted him, not that he was ever lethal but was still fairly reliable in front of goal, maybe he needs a few months training with kane. would love to see him finishing those chances but i'll still take the positives out of it and say that not many players would have worked themselves into that position to begin with. it's a bit like with sterling today where they mentioned in commentary how a couple of years ago he wouldn't have scored those goals, it may take marcus some time to get there but i still think he can with a bit more patience and experience. there was a good pass and a good tackle in there too which saved a probable goal, he's never going to be the greatest of defenders but he is doing his bit which was/is one of the main criticisms aimed at him.
 

DogsOfWar

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He's showing a huge improvement in his decision making, not running up blind alleys, passing when he should, not getting caught in possession and drawing the foul instead.
He now looks a step above the team he's playing for.
On his recent showings I'd like to see him in for GNK next season.
 

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it is strange how his finishing seems to have deserted him, not that he was ever lethal but was still fairly reliable in front of goal, maybe he needs a few months training with kane. would love to see him finishing those chances but i'll still take the positives out of it and say that not many players would have worked themselves into that position to begin with. it's a bit like with sterling today where they mentioned in commentary how a couple of years ago he wouldn't have scored those goals, it may take marcus some time to get there but i still think he can with a bit more patience and experience. there was a good pass and a good tackle in there too which saved a probable goal, he's never going to be the greatest of defenders but he is doing his bit which was/is one of the main criticisms aimed at him.
Like you said he was never Kane but I always thought his finishing was above average. 7 times out of 10 he'd place the ball in the corner if he had a chance. It's just he would rarely get into those places and would more create rather than find himself in the box. I hope his confidence isn't completely knocked but him getting into more goal scoring positions seems to be a positive for me. As ever though I imagine he would look a lot better playing around better players.
 

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Thanks for the updates from those who watch the games. Things are beginning to sound more positive and I am really hopeful we will see him back at NWHL and in the first team squad next season.
 
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