Player Watch: Giovani Lo Celso

mightyspur

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I saw a stat at the weekend that he has 0 goals and 0 assists in 17 premier league starts or something.

Get rid.
 
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Ionman34

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When I was new on SC and for many years I couldn't figure out what it meant when English speakers said "tidy player". But I get it now. "Tidy player" is when a young CM is really below requirements, rarely does anything out of the ordinary, but also never does anything majorly wrong and he sort has some kind of appeal (usually being home grown) so you want him to sound better than what he is. That's a "tidy" player. Version 1.0 was obviously Tom Carroll. Version 1.3. and 1.4, patch 14, was Winks and now Skipp. But the ultimate, the perfected "tidy player", version 2.0 + premium, is Lo Celso. In a desert of under performing players, he is among the least under performing. And I would certainly prefer a suboptimal signing who can actually play over a star signing who can't play. But it stinks to have tied up all that cash last summer in summer signings and then change manager to a type who would never have done the same signings. And I do think that if lining up with 3 in midfield, just as a suggested a few months ago, he certainly isn't a horrible pick. I'm rambling a bit here. I see very much a potential use for him next season in a team that will be much better put together and for sure in a 433. But primarily because he is one of those "tidy players".
Oh dear God...

“Tidy player?”

I think I just cracked a rib!
 

spids

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Nope
When I was new on SC and for many years I couldn't figure out what it meant when English speakers said "tidy player". But I get it now. "Tidy player" is when a young CM is really below requirements, rarely does anything out of the ordinary, but also never does anything majorly wrong and he sort has some kind of appeal (usually being home grown) so you want him to sound better than what he is. That's a "tidy" player. Version 1.0 was obviously Tom Carroll. Version 1.3. and 1.4, patch 14, was Winks and now Skipp. But the ultimate, the perfected "tidy player", version 2.0 + premium, is Lo Celso. In a desert of under performing players, he is among the least under performing. And I would certainly prefer a suboptimal signing who can actually play over a star signing who can't play. But it stinks to have tied up all that cash last summer in summer signings and then change manager to a type who would never have done the same signings. And I do think that if lining up with 3 in midfield, just as a suggested a few months ago, he certainly isn't a horrible pick. I'm rambling a bit here. I see very much a potential use for him next season in a team that will be much better put together and for sure in a 433. But primarily because he is one of those "tidy players".
I know it is all about opinions, but WOW. Just WOW! Lo Celso is a class 'baller' and stands head and shoulders above our other players. Technique, fight, passing, dribbling. I think he can be as influential as Modric was for us. He is a middle third player. The assist to the assist. The one who will break the press with a dribble or a pass to release a forward.
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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I know it is all about opinions, but WOW. Just WOW! Lo Celso is a class 'baller' and stands head and shoulders above our other players. Technique, fight, passing, dribbling. I think he can be as influential as Modric was for us. He is a middle third player. The assist to the assist. The one who will break the press with a dribble or a pass to release a forward.
Yeah he gives us pretty much everything we’ve been missing since we sold Modrić. Obviously not at the same level yet but definitely has the talent.

About ‘tidy player’ 😂😂😂
 

Shadydan

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I know it is all about opinions, but WOW. Just WOW! Lo Celso is a class 'baller' and stands head and shoulders above our other players. Technique, fight, passing, dribbling. I think he can be as influential as Modric was for us. He is a middle third player. The assist to the assist. The one who will break the press with a dribble or a pass to release a forward.
He's a troll...
 

Ossie85

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Nope
When I was new on SC and for many years I couldn't figure out what it meant when English speakers said "tidy player". But I get it now. "Tidy player" is when a young CM is really below requirements, rarely does anything out of the ordinary, but also never does anything majorly wrong and he sort has some kind of appeal (usually being home grown) so you want him to sound better than what he is. That's a "tidy" player. Version 1.0 was obviously Tom Carroll. Version 1.3. and 1.4, patch 14, was Winks and now Skipp. But the ultimate, the perfected "tidy player", version 2.0 + premium, is Lo Celso. In a desert of under performing players, he is among the least under performing. And I would certainly prefer a suboptimal signing who can actually play over a star signing who can't play. But it stinks to have tied up all that cash last summer in summer signings and then change manager to a type who would never have done the same signings. And I do think that if lining up with 3 in midfield, just as a suggested a few months ago, he certainly isn't a horrible pick. I'm rambling a bit here. I see very much a potential use for him next season in a team that will be much better put together and for sure in a 433. But primarily because he is one of those "tidy players".
Wow, you literally have no clue about football at all.
 

Spurs_Bear

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The current leader for the golden boot with 19 goals in 26 games... yes. Underrate him because he's older or an asshole but he's been incredible this year.
Hadn't he gone 3 months without scoring in the league before yesterday? Kevin Phillips once got 30 league goals, didn't make him a great player. Vardy mentioned in the same breath as the others you have come up with is sacrilege.
 

Yid121

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Bossing it again tonight despite another abject team performance, he really isn't helping winks' career
 

Bigdaddyguff

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Hes fucking brilliant, our best player by far right now, some of his moves to get away from rb players tonight were beautiful he has absolutely everything I want in a footballer and above all hes got the mentality and the belief in himself. The only highlight of our season for me.
 

dtxspurs

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imagine if we teamed him up with the right fernandes and not the one we bought.
Lo Celso and Bruno was the way to move the team forward post Eriksen. We always needed another creator even when Eriksen was there. We needed an Eriksen replacement + 1 and Ndombele to be the Dembele replacement.
 
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