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Luca Valentine

By Rainham don17/10 21:42Thu Oct 17 21:42:02 2019

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Another one bites the dust. decided its time to move on. something seriously needs to be sorted out we are losing players who can influence games and the revolving door keeps on spinning. anyone have any idea how to stop it. looks like a long hard winter ahead.

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Re: Luca Valentine

By Dessie18/10 01:13Fri Oct 18 01:13:43 2019In response to Luca ValentineTop of thread

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Rainham Don I am entirely in agreement with you. Luca has ability that no other player in the squad possesses. I cannot fathom why he has been released as used wisely he can make a difference. So we move into autumn and it’s 2 or 3 player changes every fortnight with no continuity.

We shall see where this gets us to but I recall last season that this policy was not successful.

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Re: Luca Valentine

By rwakeley17/10 22:38Thu Oct 17 22:38:04 2019In response to Luca ValentineTop of thread

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My opinion for what it's worth. Not slating the lad, but I thought he was over-indulgent. Remined me of the lad Bettache. The injury list is the prevailing factor for me. For the first time under James stewardship I am personally beginning to put a side on paper I believe is decent. I also believe we have options. One thing from Hayes, the flanks, underpinned by the new lads. Not getting too carried away, but I maintain, in principle, we have on paper, a pretty solid looking central column. Something the big sides have. My personal areas of concern surround the right back slot and Connor as a marksman. To be fair to the lad, he has had no service to date. I would also advocate emphasis on the play-maker and the positioning of Corks, if central, questions remain of whom plays alongside him. I think we have potential options in several positions. I'll be glad when the much trumpeted game at Truro is behind us, and Walton role into town. More interested to see if we start the process of inter-play at SJP. It feels to me very much like a new dawn of sorts. I think out of the recent adversity we could potentially start to see a plan being formulated. For the first time since going 'Southern' I think there could be - just could be - something simmering under the surface. Now is not the time to get disgruntled.

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Re: Luca Valentine

By Dessie25/10 17:46Fri Oct 25 17:46:10 2019In response to Re: Luca ValentineTop of thread

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Re: Luca Valentine

By Deadman18/10 07:41Fri Oct 18 07:41:58 2019In response to Re: Luca ValentineTop of thread

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If a non-contracted player wants to leave, there is little that can be done to stop him going. And even if he did stay, he'd probably just be moping about the place so there is little point.

As a player, the Bettache comparison is a good one. I thought he was also similar to Gianni Crichlow. A lot twists, turns, effort and promise.....but very little end product.

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Re: Luca Valentine

By dw18/10 21:25Fri Oct 18 21:25:00 2019In response to Re: Luca ValentineTop of thread

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Personally, I thought that Luca was quickly developing into a significant asset in a central attacking midfield role. Only time will tell, but I think he has potential for a higher level. Even against Salisbury, he was winning the ball back quickly if initially losing it. Maybe his role was a bit of a luxury if it was at the expense of defending the central areas, but I will miss his contributions. Having said that, not many of us are in a position to know what goes on behind the scenes between games. Hendon need to have committed players, and a good team spirit.

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