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[Albion] Facundo Buonanotte - SIGNED for 1.8 billion pesos



Milano

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Aug 15, 2012
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I think a lot of people are forgetting this fact. Expecting a kid of 18 to come in and perform at a top EPL level week in week out is fanciful. Give him time.
Which is why he should be out on loan, IMO he’s not ready yet to play no10 for a top 6 EPL team and he’s clearly not a winger.
His assist Sunday was class but what else did he do? It’s like praising a defender for one very good tackle if he is then a bit of a passenger. Which is why he was subbed.
I like him, I just hope the reasons that he had to be involved so early end up as a positive for him long term and don’t wreck him.
 

Marshy

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Jul 6, 2003
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FRUIT OF THE BLOOM
Which is why he should be out on loan, IMO he’s not ready yet to play no10 for a top 6 EPL team and he’s clearly not a winger.
His assist Sunday was class but what else did he do? It’s like praising a defender for one very good tackle if he is then a bit of a passenger. Which is why he was subbed.
I like him, I just hope the reasons that he had to be involved so early end up as a positive for him long term and don’t wreck him.
Agreed and maybe he should be on loan, however with the amount of injuries we have I am glad we did not loan him
 

CheeseRolls

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Jan 27, 2009
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Shoreham Beach
Which is why he should be out on loan, IMO he’s not ready yet to play no10 for a top 6 EPL team and he’s clearly not a winger.
His assist Sunday was class but what else did he do? It’s like praising a defender for one very good tackle if he is then a bit of a passenger. Which is why he was subbed.
I like him, I just hope the reasons that he had to be involved so early end up as a positive for him long term and don’t wreck him.
Did you see our bench on Sunday? It was practically a creche. Where he is, he will get valuable experience both with us and Argentina.
 
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Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
5,750
We're getting from Facu exactly what we should be expecting to get. We should be expecting, from a highly promising, but very young and inexperienced player, flashes of what he can do.

He can't take control of a game, he can't win physical battles, he can't adapt his game to be dispossessed, he can't execute his skills consistently. But that is normal. 18 year olds in this league generally can't do those things.

In two or three years time, there's a chance he will be able to do these things. But this is the time frame fans should be working towards. It could be more like 5 or 6 years. Or even longer. Think Solly. Could the 18 year old Solly be performing at this level? Even the 23 year old Solly?

What he can do is show us glimpses of his undoubted talent.
 

Napper

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Jul 9, 2003
23,699
Sussex
He was better on Sunday but his pace still let him down particularly when he was favorite for the ball when chasing back but instead pace cost him and he had to give away a foul. Pace isnt something that can be improved but hopefully when he gets stronger he can compensate this.

He has shown 2 or 3 glimpses though.
 

Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
5,750
He was better on Sunday but his pace still let him down particularly when he was favorite for the ball when chasing back but instead pace cost him and he had to give away a foul. Pace isnt something that can be improved but hopefully when he gets stronger he can compensate this.

He has shown 2 or 3 glimpses though.
He just won't be this sort of player.

In this trajectory he could get to the style and level of MacAllister in 5 or 6 years. Lack of pace hasn't done him too much harm
 

Garry Nelson's Left Foot

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Jul 7, 2003
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tokyo
I like him. He shows flashes of the player he could be and that player looks amazing to me. It's also true that those flashes are currently few and far between and when he plays he doesn't have much, if any, impact.

Given time I am convinced he's going to turn into an excellent player.
 

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