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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby Inchpräctice » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:51 pm

Anyway back on topic.
I think you have to have a balanced view with Bendtner (or any player for that matter).
There's certain things he brings to the team and other things he doesn't and probably never will.
The first thing you have to get over is that he's not Thierry and never will be.
What he is though, is a type of player that we don't have anywhere else in our squad.
Imo he's an old fashioned traditional CF who gives us a plan B.
When the sideways passing isn't working, put a few crosses in the box and see what happens, play the percentages game.
His stats prove that it works.

One of the best examples of how he changes our game is when Arshavin was forced to play up front on his own for a few weeks while Eduardo, RVP and Bendy were all injured.
I know that playing Arsh up front on his own was never a good idea but when Bendy came back we suddenly looked like a different team.
We could play long or short balls forward to him, either on the ground or aerially and they would stick. His strength and size are very useful.

Similar to other target men, you could just hit him with the ball and he'd either chest it down and lay it off to someone else or flick it on to a runner.
We can't work that way with our other strikers. This is where AW is clever having five strikers (inc. Theo) who all have different ways of playing, many weapons to the Arsenal.
Bendy has strength and can shield the ball and hold it up when necessary, but he also has aerial ability and scores plenty with his head.

I can't understand those who say his passing isn't good when it clearly is. He's a great passer of the ball and if you hadn't noticed that then the stats will tell you.
You don't get 5 assists in ten games by being a bad passer of the ball. His assist for Theo against Barca at home is a good example.

Having said all that I wouldn't dream of saying he's the finished article. Aside from Messi no-one is at that age.
He's got a lot more work to do but his attitude is right so we know he will do that work.
He's here to learn and he's the first to admit that. This whole idea of him being arrogant is over exaggerated imo.

He can dribble at a low pace but he needs to work on his high speed dribbling imo and as ChVint says, losing his marker with his first touch.
Sometimes he needs too many touches to kill the ball but that can be worked on.
I don't agree with those who say he's only good against the smaller teams. He caused Manure all kinds of problems last season and he scored (and had two assists) against Barca, they don't come much bigger than that.

Probably the best compliment you can pay to him is that despite the fact that he's our second (or third) choice striker, we're still challenging for the title with him leading the line.
We've had no RVP or Eduardo (mentally) for months on end and yet we're chasing Utd and the Chavs all the way.
How many teams can you say that about? Could N'gog do that? Could Berbatoss? Could Kalou/Malouda?

I won't label him as superb, shit, great, average, awesome or anything else at all until he's 24 because at the moment he's still learning but you have to say that he's doing very well for a kid of his age and long may it continue.
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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby CynicalGooner » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:11 pm

Good post Inch. Especially the final sentiment, sure Bendtner isn't RVP, but he's not sposed to be. At the moment he is our second choice CF and our plan B. Liverpool's second choice CF is N'gog and just about everyone in the country knows Bendtner is better than N'gog.
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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby Inchpräctice » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:56 pm

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archiv ... the-month-



Bendtner is EA SPORTS Player of the Month!


If you'd suggested Nicklas Bendtner would be EA SPORTS Player of the Month after the first game of March, you would have been put firmly in your place.

But a week, let alone a month, is a long time in football. No sooner had the big Dane squandered a host of chances against Burnley, he was propelling Arsenal into the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League with a hat-trick against Porto.

Nicklas followed that up with a vital last-gasp winner at Hull City and he led the line impressively for the rest of March as Arsenal stayed on track in the title race.

In a close race for this particular prize, the 22-year-old received 33.1 per cent of the votes cast, edging out Cesc Fabregas to end the captain's run of five consecutive Player of the Month awards.

Sami Nasri finished third after scoring arguably Arsenal's two best goals of March - that solo effort against Porto and a long-range strike at Birmingham.

MARCH PLAYER OF THE MONTH RESULT
Player % of votes
Nicklas Bendtner 33.1
Cesc Fabregas 26.3
Samir Nasri 22.7
Others 17.9
Andrew Neely from Belfast in Northern Ireland has won the chance to present Nicklas with his award before the Manchester City game on Saturday, April 24. Andrew will also receive two tickets to the match.

"He has proved that he can mix it with the big boys," said Andrew. "He's still young and is still learning - he can only get better."

[Thursday, April 08, 2010]
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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby IMF » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:00 pm

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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby Eusebio14 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:53 am

im glad he finally gets the recognition from a lot of gooners...he was our best goal scorer in the 2nd half of the season last year and now after beeing injured a lot he starts scoring for fun again:-)

of course he hasnt got the skills of henry arshavin or Rvp but it our system works with him leading the attack plus it gives us other options that just passing the ball!

it wil be interesting who wenger will play with both bendtner and RvP fit and Chamakh coming...
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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby GunnGunn » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:53 am

Eusebio14 wrote:im glad he finally gets the recognition from a lot of gooners...he was our best goal scorer in the 2nd half of the season last year and now after beeing injured a lot he starts scoring for fun again:-)

of course he hasnt got the skills of henry arshavin or Rvp but it our system works with him leading the attack plus it gives us other options that just passing the ball!

it wil be interesting who wenger will play with both bendtner and RvP fit and Chamakh coming...


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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby Inchpräctice » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:29 pm

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archiv ... eans-a-lot



Bendtner - Player of the Month means a lot

By Nick Teale

Nicklas Bendtner is delighted to have been voted EA SPORTS Player of the Month for March by Arsenal fans.

The Danish striker scored four times for the Gunners last month. An injury-time winner away at Hull City came just days after he made history by scoring the first European hat-trick at Emirates Stadium.

His goals against Porto helped Arsenal overturn a first-leg deficit to progress to the Champions League Quarter-Final.

Bendtner secured 33.1 per cent of the votes in the official Club poll and shortly after the results were announced, we informed Nicklas of the good news.

"It is the first time I have won it so I am happy about that," he told Arsenal.com

"It is good that you can win prizes like this. It means a lot, especially when the fans vote. I am very happy with that."

Nicklas Bendtner was visiting Niketown London to design his new Mercurial Vapour's in the I.D. studio. To design your boots visit www.nikestore.com/nikeid

[Friday, April 09, 2010]

It doesn't seem that long ago that fans were booing him. Big respect to him for turning it around and doing his talking on the pitch.
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Re: B52 Bomber...

Postby StLGooner » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:41 pm

Now go out and celebrate big boy, but don't get caught with your trousers down. :)
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