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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Marsbar100 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:17 pm

Seems solid, massive improvement on Kos on that showing
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Roycck » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:31 pm

Have a good game and dont look slow as compard in pre season.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Jedieurokrem » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Haven't seen much of the preseason so this was my first impression of him. Didn't do anything to cost us the game so already better than Mustafi and Koscielny.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Pudpop » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Pretty much just proved it's stupid to judge a player based on preseason. Hopefully he maintains it.

Also, hopefully Guendouzi proves that you can judge a player based on preseason
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby alexafc12 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Can’t judge him as had nothing to do. All city’s attack was down the wings
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Angelito » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:13 pm

Zenith wrote:Needed a CB
→ signed one of the best center backs in Germany in Sokratis, until everyone decided he's finished because he comes off one disappointing season, just like practically every other Dortmund player not named Aubameyang


Some sensibility, eh?

We do have issues in the squad but the way people were slating Papa, it was like we'd signed Squillaci again.

He'll be fine.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Sims » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 pm

a lot better than in pre-season

thought mustafi was the standoit between the two tho which is never a good sign
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Arsenal~Fanatic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:33 pm

For his first game he was OK.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Phil71 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm

The PL is a bigger challenge than the Bundesliga. He did fine.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby billie86 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Looked solid today and definitely not as slow as everyone was making out
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby EliteKiller » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:17 pm

He still looked a little slow, City attacked us down the flanks so this was a relatively 'easy' game for a central defender particularly one with his experience, but let's not kid ourselves City could and probably should have had 3/4 .... Papa's problem will be yellow cards, EPL refs are going to card him every week for those miss-timed tackles ...
That said he looks a huge step up from what we had before, and he won't face City every week .....
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Pudpop » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:58 am

Sims wrote:a lot better than in pre-season

thought mustafi was the standoit between the two tho which is never a good sign
Loooool how. Sokratis clearly had a better game.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby KingChrome » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:33 am

I thought he was pretty good, much more commitment than our usual options, And yeah City exploited our left hand side knowing Niles was not a natural there and then Lichtsteiner afterwards, and the right knowing the fact Bellerin can't tackle.

Had we had Lichtsteiner on the right and Monreal on the left we would have defended much better.
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby Losmeister » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:55 am

is it me? seemed like both goals were a whisker from being blocks by him....
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Re: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (5)

Postby thebigbangtheo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:31 am

KingChrome wrote:I thought he was pretty good, much more commitment than our usual options, And yeah City exploited our left hand side knowing Niles was not a natural there and then Lichtsteiner afterwards, and the right knowing the fact Bellerin can't tackle.

Had we had Lichtsteiner on the right and Monreal on the left we would have defended much better.


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