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[Albion] Pascal Groß the raumdeuter



CHAPPERS

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Jul 5, 2003
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Highlighted in the Grauniad today


Versatile Gross puts Blades to sword​

For all the eye-catching wing-wizardry of Simon Adingra and Kaoru Mitoma, it was yet another Pascal Gross masterclassat the heart of Brighton’s Sunday dismantling of Sheffield United. Versatile enough to play in midfield before the break and at right-back after it, Gross completed 110 passes and created eight chances for his teammates. One such chance was a cross for Adringa that landed Gross, signed seven years ago for just £3m, his ninth league assist of the season. No one has bettered that tally for Brighton in a Premier League campaign. “I’m not surprised, because Pascal is a top player,” said Roberto De Zerbi when that statistic was put to him. “Pascal is important in terms of performances but mentality as well. He is a great, great player.” Sam Dalling
 




fly high

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Final goal he is bundled to the ground twice in succession but keeps recovers and delivers (yet another) cross for a goal...
Er, think you'll find that was Ansu Fati who got flattened twice.
 


Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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Proof that the great man isn't flawless (wait until the end):

 








dazzer6666

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Love this from the press review....

Finally, a nod to our number 13 from Kevin Parvizi of website The Trivela Effect, “There are so many talented players on Brighton, but nobody stands out more than veteran playmaker Pascal Gross, who had a performance that had to be seen to be believed against Sheffield,” he wrote.

“On paper, it may look like Gross had just the one assist, but this was legitimately one of the best single-game performances of any player in European football this season – if not THE best.

“Look at the numbers. Gross had eight key passes and nine accurate crosses, completing an absolutely absurd 97 per cent of his passes on a total of 113 passing attempts. That is a historically great passing day.

“For a playmaker to be that accurate and still create such a volume of chances is extraordinary, and it speaks to all of Gross's traits that have made him one of the best players in his role in Europe over the years, whether in Germany or England. Take a bow for this one, Mr. Gross.”
 


BluesRockDJ

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Can't really compare him with De Bruyne considering he has barely played this season, so comparing with the other 'big club' attacking midfielders. Smashing every one in pretty much every metric this season.
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He's also not far off £100m specialist DM Caicedo's defensive metrics this season bar the aerial challenges:

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Incredible player.

what a great bit of business it's turned out to be. offloading Cacicedo !
 






Bodian

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May 3, 2012
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Same, same, what an assist too!
The placement of his corners has improved enormously. That always seemed a strange weakness for someone so clinical, but now they are in the right place, at the right speed. Just need to train our centre-backs in how to head to the side of the keeper now. (yes - I know Dunk scored with an excellent header - but we could have had three in the first half).
 




Farehamseagull

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Nov 22, 2007
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The placement of his corners has improved enormously. That always seemed a strange weakness for someone so clinical, but now they are in the right place, at the right speed. Just need to train our centre-backs in how to head to the side of the keeper now. (yes - I know Dunk scored with an excellent header - but we could have had three in the first half).
It’s not just his corners though, it’s every aspect of his game that keeps getting better and better. He’s phenomenal.
 








pasty

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Jul 5, 2003
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His assist today takes him joint top in Premier League this season 👏👏

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Bozza

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Back in Sussex




Farehamseagull

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I know he’s got a bit more recognition from the wider football world recently but isn’t it amazing to think that we are watching one of the best midfielders in the world every week at Brighton and the vast majority of football fans don’t know it! He is a world class footballer.

I’m astonished by the level of play and consistency he’s reached over the last couple of years.
 


Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
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I know he’s got a bit more recognition from the wider football world recently but isn’t it amazing to think that we are watching one of the best midfielders in the world every week at Brighton and the vast majority of football fans don’t know it! He is a world class footballer.

I’m astonished by the level of play and consistency he’s reached over the last couple of years.
Not as amazing as the slagging off he was getting, around me, for being too slow, from the moment Everton scored and onwards.
 




One Teddy Maybank

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Just a brilliant player and has been from Day 1.

For me, what I never gave him enough credit for is his versatility, the ability to play multiple positions, and still achieve a high level of quality is astounding
 


jcdenton08

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Not as amazing as the slagging off he was getting, around me, for being too slow, from the moment Everton scored and onwards.
Truthfully, I thought he had an average-to-poor game yesterday for his standards. Yet he always has that bit of quality others lack to create something in a split second.

His passing was poor at times and he was caught in possession a few times - despite that he created everything good going forward. His cross which nearly found Buonanotte then his assist were both just moments of brilliance that he produces even when slightly off the pace.

Didn’t help that he was carrying Gilmour who was very poor yesterday.
 


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