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Jack Price

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Jonzy54, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Jonzy54

    Jonzy54 Just doesn't shut up

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    I was told an interesting stat tonight.
    Since he made his debut last season he has lost just one game in 34 starts-Crawley A.
    He does the simple things and is good defensive cover.He should be a shoe in for our misfiring non creative midfield.The worrying stat is that our 4 central midfield options of KMac Evans Price and Saville have contributed the grand total of 1 League goal( I understand) this season which is pathetic.
     
  2. DasWolf

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    Price is excellent defensively and the stats don't lie. However I think he is part of the problem with the midfield because he slows our game down and can't pick a pass out to save his life. He seems less a DMF, and more of an advanced defender.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with others being the main creative outlets, but we can't have someone who takes 20 seconds to make a pass and then only to tap it about, and someone who can't pick ANYONE out.

    In fact, if he was told to clear it to the wings, or otherwise quickly get rid of it for a counter attack, it would improve things quite a bit.
     
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  3. Surrey Wolf

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    I like Price, I think the problem is with the managers role for him, he didn't have problems getting forward & scoring goals/providing assists at the 2 clubs he was on loan to this season.
     
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    Jack Price has become a scapegoat.
     
  5. northnorfolkwolf

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    The whole creativity side of this Wolves team is wrong. Whether it's the players, the formation or KJ I don't know. Price is a steady player, Kmac is not the player he was last season, Evans is not yet ready at this level and Edwards is too erratic imo. We need a new creative force in CM but we wont get one and so we will hover between 8 and 12 and finish mid-table.
     
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    .... And he is class.
     
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    Great young player who will only get better.

    He's nowhere near as bad going forward as some on here make out. The problem is those around him aren't doing remotely near enough (McDonald and Edwards in particular), usually in this system that player would play the ball often to one of those two but McDonald is sitting on top of him and Edwards is off chasing a stick.

    Some people seem to think we can line up with 10 attackers, even the very best teams need a midfielder who sacrifices himself to allow others (fullbacks and other midfielders) to go forward. Busquets has 12 goals in more than 300 games for Barca, 2 in 74 for Spain so he must be $$$$?
     
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  8. North West Wanderer

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    I've been hugely critical. Only of his offensive calibre and hopefully I've not called for him to be dropped (too much)
    Has to play. 100%
     
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    People are expecting him to be something he isn't. He's a defensive midfielder. He isn't suddenly going to turn into an attacking dynamo who gets at least 2 assists per game. If he plays 300 games at Wolves he'll never score but our win ratio with him around will be far better than it'll be without him, as the stats have shown.

    One day in a testimonial game we'll lay a penalty on for him. He'll miss. He'll be the Wolves version of Tony Hibbert.
     
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    People are expecting him to be Pirlo.
     
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    In much the same way some people think that Lee Evans has turned into Mario Goetze in his time on the bench.
     
  12. SuperTigerWolf

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    Hugely amusing
     
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    This myth that he can't pass, I'd love his pass completion stats
     
  14. WonderWolf

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    Jack Price needs to play because we have little else that can offer significantly more.

    Just let him settle in the team FFS!
     
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    This. Price should be in the team for me. When we had him in the side from the start, we immediately tightened up and went on a run. When he wasn't in the side, we had no natural shield for the back 4 and shipped goals left right and centre! Those around him are not doing anywhere near enough to create. Price is the first CM on the team sheet for me at the moment, and it's up to the others to create which at the moment they are not doing!
     
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    he certainly doesn't slow the play down he usually keeps the ball moving.
     
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    He has this habit of passing to players in gold shirts too; something I wish McDonald would pick up on. If anyone isn't pulling his weight of late, it's him.
     
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    Price isn't the problem. He is instructed to play too deeply and has zero creativity around him.
     
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    This. And anonymous Dave in front of him who's supposed to be playing as a number 10 and linking the play
     
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    I don't understand why Price is always the one criticised out of the midfield two when McDonald offers $$$$ all defensively AND offensively
     
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    I also struggle to understand this as well..
     
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    So we loved Karl Henry, but we are slating Price for being too negative?

    I really like him and he should be picked every single time, unless injured or drop in form.
     
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    It's an absolute joke not playing Price. He makes us tick
     
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    Price simply has to start despite his limitations going forwards at least he protects the defence well in the role he plays.
    Our creativity and goalscoring from central midfield is as you say, Jonzy, pathetic.
    McDonald has been poor this season.
     
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    And he was dog $$$$e at times, Price is consistent, he's done what was needed of him bulked up and made himself into a good defensive midfielder shame he's used as a scapegoat for everyone's messiah KMaC, bit like how Batth is worshipped and Stearman gets slated
     
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    Duplicate
     
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    Means the square root of $$$$ all
     
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    If deployed correctly, Jack Price could play in any team in this division, and quite a few in the division above too. What he does, he does very well. Gets the ball, and moves it on quickly. He's played over 40 games now for Wolves, so he's not suddenly going to start scoring 20 goals a season, or smashing in goals from 30 yards, so the people asking for him to be dropped because he isn't positive enough might as well ask for him to be sold.

    Or...

    We keep playing Price, asking him to do what he does so effectively, and get him some help. Both McDonald and Evans were ridiculously limp today, can't remember either of them winning a tackle. What we could do with is a Rae/Cameron type, who'll rat around, put a foot in, use the ball, and offer something going forward too.
     
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    That's a pretty amazing stat.
     
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    Pretty obvious we need another central midfielder and no 10 like many of us have been saying for weeks now!
    A real pity the club chose to ignore this when the window was open.
     
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    Just a thought but maybe Sako could play the No 10 role but I have no idea who could then play wide left.Before anyone says Graham I note that he was only an untried sub for the U21's today behind Hunte.I don't know if Eusebio is injured (suspended?) but he was nowhere near the squad so he isn't in the frame either.
     
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    I'd like Jacobs to get a run in the no 10 role, put trust and faith in him for 5-10 starts and see if he excels.
     
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    Jacobs isn't good enough at this level. Just like Price and Evans, they're all out of their depth when they play. Price is the better of the three, but he's so one dimensional as a central midfielder.
     
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    It reminds me of that Clough? story about his players. One of his defensive players tried to hit a ridiculous pass that didn't come off. "What are you doing that for? you win the ball and give it to him, that's your job, he's better than you"

    Watching Price play it's like that a bit. He breaks up so much play and plays a simple ball away. He get's scapegoated because he doesn't do Gazza dribbles and score goal after goal. Not his job.
     
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    We will never progress with players like that then.
     
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    Couldn't disagree more. I was very doubtful of him early on but seeing what he does game in game out, I've a lot of time for him. Has to kick on though in the seasons to come.
     
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    Price is not the midfield problem, he's a very competent player. A blind man on a galloping horse could see the problem is McDonald, he takes too long looking for the pass and then gets caught in possession.
     
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    Price is effectively our Makelele from the Chelsea 04/05 season, doesn't do much to stand out but we are woeful without him.
     

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