Player Watch Player Watch - Japhet Tanganga

Armstrong_11

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I must say...

I am excited about this guy. I have really been impressed by his defending, the ability to handle Ronaldo is no small matter.

I hope he gets a few cup games, with Fyoth moving to the right, he might have a chance of starting or even be on the bench. It seems Poch has a lot of trust in him... I think he is gonna be the next one to make the step up.
 

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Very impressed. Pre pre season, I didn't even know he existed much less a part of our academy. No reason why he cannot do a Kane or Wilks and break into the first team squad
 

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Very impressed. Pre pre season, I didn't even know he existed much less a part of our academy. No reason why he cannot do a Kane or Wilks and break into the first team squad
I agree. Who knew when everyone was creaming their pants about possibly getting Saliba ahead of Arsenal that we had this kid waiting in the wings. Could be a huge season for him working closely with the first team. That said I wouldn't expect much game time but let's see what he is like next year when Toby is gone after a season of working with the team.
 

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A big plus for him is being naturally left sided. A slight minus is his height but he actually has a ridiculous leap which compensates. Proper no nonsense old school defender. Thought him and Sanchez would work well quite similar in style. But Tanganga is probably even more aggressive than Sanchez. Could be a formidable pairing in future.
 

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He's been just as impressive this pre-season as Parrott imo.

The difficult for him though is that we're pretty stacked at CB. I can't see him anything outside of a League Cup bench appearance this season.
 

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I don't want to put too much pressure on him, but he's the new Ledley. The way he took that ball to the face gave me flashbacks of Sandro. Looks very good, him and Sanchez could be an unreal partnership.
 

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Very happy that Tanganga is getting some credit I am surprised that not a lot of people knew much about him before the tour because he has been around for a very long time and in the past I think he has been unfairly overlooked by the club at times and it is good that he is having a few things go his way.

The club seem to like Eyoma a lot and if he was fit I do wonder if Tanganga would have been picked for this pre season so I am glad he has got a chance and done well.

We have loads of young players coming through and that is why I cannot get on board that our youth system is not doing so well because for me the players are there they just need a chance to show what they can do.
 

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He's been just as impressive this pre-season as Parrott imo.

The difficult for him though is that we're pretty stacked at CB. I can't see him anything outside of a League Cup bench appearance this season.
think hes been better than parrott imo, looks so calm on the ball, and built like a brick shit house already.
 

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Been impressed with him this pre-season he has looked like the player I thought I saw when watched a few televised games of the u18/u19s season before last. I didnt hear much about him last year? Was he injured last year ? Hope we hang on to him at the club rather than a loan as that method has had a good effect on Winks and Skipp.
 
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