Got something to say or just want fewer pesky ads? Join us... 😊

[Albion] Evan Ferguson









JBizzle

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2010
5,818
Seaford
The Italian league is slower and less intense than the PL. Loftus Cheek scores regularly over there. Could actually be an ideal game for him.
Add to that the fact that Roma keep clean sheets at a similar rate to us, so if goals are to come for Ferguson this might be the game for him. The problem is that Roma also score goals at a ferocious rate right now.
 




Nobby Cybergoat

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
6,968
Add to that the fact that Roma keep clean sheets at a similar rate to us, so if goals are to come for Ferguson this might be the game for him. The problem is that Roma also score goals at a ferocious rate right now.
That's OK, we're quite strong in defence :)
 
















US Seagull

Well-known member
Jul 17, 2003
3,295
Cleveland, OH
From the Guardian today


Ferguson’s second-season syndrome

Evan Ferguson is a terrific prospect, physically gifted and blessed with touch, imagination and composure. But it’s often said that young players get their first season for free, exploiting opponents unfamiliar with their style, and Ferguson is experiencing that drop off now, 10 goals in 25 appearances last term reduced to six in 32 so far this. He has not scored since November, and while he is too good not to right himself, he is bereft of confidence and in desperate need of a break. So the question for Roberto De Zerbi is whether that break should constitute a rest, Ferguson removed from the team for his own good, or something going his way, a solution available only if he continues playing. Meantime, though, Brighton are struggling, a home draw with Everton followed by FA Cup exit at Wolves and convincing defeat at Fulham – which is to say that however he does it, De Zerbi must reanimate his young striker as a matter of urgency. Daniel Harris
 




amexer

Well-known member
Aug 8, 2011
6,202
Of course has plenty of promise. However at the moment Undavs movement in box and taking of chances would be better
 


mothy

Well-known member
Dec 30, 2012
2,104
From the last several games I've seen with him in. He has about 5 touches per half. Isn't involved enough & isn't doing enough to warrant his place in the team. He is no good at holding it up with his back to goal. & his movement into the channels is non existent. Sadly, I'm not feeling positive about his future.

But - he can shoot
 


Springal

Well-known member
Feb 12, 2005
23,831
GOSBTS
Could well be a flash in pan Aaron Connolly mk2. I really think he could benefit from a Championship loan next season to have a strong season, get 30 goals and more experience as unless performances dramatically improve we surely can’t give him as much game time as he needs to develop if we have lofty expectations
 






Tom Hark Preston Park

Will Post For Cash
Jul 6, 2003
70,161
Tempting to say he needs more game time, but at the same time he's not really making the most of his limited opportunities. Tho tends to get chucked on by RDZ more in hope than expectation
 


JBizzle

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2010
5,818
Seaford
Could well be a flash in pan Aaron Connolly mk2. I really think he could benefit from a Championship loan next season to have a strong season, get 30 goals and more experience as unless performances dramatically improve we surely can’t give him as much game time as he needs to develop if we have lofty expectations
It could also be that without Mitoma and March, the quality and/or style of service has changed? Adingra in the last few months doesn't really cross into the box, neither does Buonanotte and Estupinan is all over the place. Our main wingers are both cut in and shoot players or (as demonstrated last night repeatedly) pass back to your fullback players. Adingra has had a great 1st season, but he has not been good since coming back from AFCON.

Ferguson's goals tend to be from getting to the byline and cutting back to him, snapshots after a touch or getting the ball to him on the run into the box, NONE of which we're providing to him at the moment. Add that to the fact that he's now being properly marked and you have a young player that's trying to force the issue himself.
 


Commander

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Apr 28, 2004
12,907
London
Could well be a flash in pan Aaron Connolly mk2. I really think he could benefit from a Championship loan next season to have a strong season, get 30 goals and more experience as unless performances dramatically improve we surely can’t give him as much game time as he needs to develop if we have lofty expectations
I think he's a far, far better prospect than the one-dimensional Connolly ever was. But I still think he should have gone on loan last year (and I got shot down on here numerous times for saying it). He burst on to the scene, but strikers thrive on confidence, and when the goals dry up for a bit they go to pieces. That happens to 28 year old strikers in their prime, and watching it happen to a 19 year old with all the pressure of the Premier League shows a mistake in the development plan in my opinion. He's in his own head at the moment, and the best way to solve that is to drop down a level and smash some goals in. If we can keep hold of Pedro then we don't desperately need him at the moment, he should be one for the future. The comparisons to Connolly for me are around the way the club have managed him, rather than anything to do with the two players' abilities.
 




Bodian

Well-known member
May 3, 2012
11,808
Cumbria
It could also be that without Mitoma and March, the quality and/or style of service has changed? Adingra in the last few months doesn't really cross into the box, neither does Buonanotte and Estupinan is all over the place. Our main wingers are both cut in and shoot players or (as demonstrated last night repeatedly) pass back to your fullback players. Adingra has had a great 1st season, but he has not been good since coming back from AFCON.

Ferguson's goals tend to be from getting to the byline and cutting back to him, snapshots after a touch or getting the ball to him on the run into the box, NONE of which we're providing to him at the moment. Add that to the fact that he's now being properly marked and you have a young player that's trying to force the issue himself.
Yes. It was noticeable last night that we slung quite a few crosses in. But then when Ferguson cam on, so we had two up top - we basically stopped doing so until the last few minutes.
 


Nobby Cybergoat

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2021
6,968
He's still young, we need to keep the faith. He's very capable ...
Yes agree.

Look, he was poor yesterday. The worst i've seen him. But I remain convinced he'll be a top striker.

Giving him up and binning of to Coventry didn't work with Gyokeres and Evan has done miles more than he had at that age.

He needs games, he needs to learn his trade, he needs the space to have the bad games which all inexperienced players will have.
 


Albion and Premier League latest from Sky Sports


Top
Link Here