Transfer Rumour Haji Wright (3 Viewers)

Hertsccfc

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@Hertsccfc is it really astonishing though? really...? this is what I mean, I'm not 100% convinced he meant to catch the keeper out for example.... it's not obvious with him, could have easily just been a miss kick. You see a different player which is what football is all about, opinions.

As for his strengths, what are they? Because it's not finishing and in the first half their defenders won every ball or his couldn't get hold of it when it was played up to him.

He definitely looks more comfortable on the wing, cutting in or running, but he's a big guy who is bullied by defenders far too easily for me, would like to see him get angry.

I'm aware that I'm probably being a little harsh but like I said, I just can't work him out.
His strengths are pretty clear:

1. Scores goals
2. Creates goals
3. Regularly gets into dangerous positions
4. Very fast
5. Skillful on the ball on occasions
6. Unpredictable
7. Doesn't go for the obvious finish every time

Not saying he is the complete package yet but these are a pretty useful set of strengths for a striker.

Sorry that you don't see it but as far as i am concerned he has been a great signing.
 

shmmeee

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@Hertsccfc is it really astonishing though? really...? this is what I mean, I'm not 100% convinced he meant to catch the keeper out for example.... it's not obvious with him, could have easily just been a miss kick.

You think he was lying in his interview? Why?
 

Calista

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Am I alone in thinking that the keeper might have got his sprawling fingertips to Haji's close-range one that hit the post?
 

SBAndy

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The point re his strength is both interesting and pertinent. For someone of his size, he doesn’t strike me as the strongest which may be why he struggles to get change out of centre backs. Full backs he clearly has more joy from and the fact he can square up and run at them, which is his strongest asset, is leading to far more opportunities.
 

steve cooper

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I would say very few goals scored are unsaveable, and mostly the keeper gets very close to a save. That's what they are there for. This idea that because the keeper got his fingertips to it, that makes it a bad strike is crazy.
 

edgy

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That was my first impression but I need to see a replay

Need a replay from the other side of the goal to see that. I've watched it numerous time and you can't tell. I had a decent view of it live and it looked as though he just hit the post but the goalie did sprawl to cover most of the goal with a defender behind him.
 

JohnWH

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Need a replay from the other side of the goal to see that. I've watched it numerous time and you can't tell. I had a decent view of it live and it looked as though he just hit the post but the goalie did sprawl to cover most of the goal with a defender behind him.
My thoughts yesterday was even how close he was when ball fell to feet, goalies hands were right there + the defender on the line gave very little (if any) real space to get it in. Thought a lot of the stirup at Haji for missing was misguided frustration. Glad for the brace, so that moment now gets buried deeper a bit in favor of the 2in
 

fernandopartridge

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One of the worst technically gifted footballers at this level? Even if you've only followed Coventry City for the 1 game just gone that's nonsense... if you've followed for as long as I have it's downright laughable.

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How can you be 'worst technically gifted' anyway? What does it even mean?
 

JohnWH

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Very little else he could do in reality.

Equally, the defender is very lucky it didnt just cannon off him into the net. He knew nothing about it.

I also didn't realize at first how quickly Saka closed in after his initial blast, good sense of situational awareness by all, even Kasey looks poised to jump left for a tap in if it happened to land at him off of Haji
 

Astute

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His first time strike for the goal was brilliant for that reason
Sure the keeper should have saved it but he wasn’t set
Personally I think the keeper did well to get a touch on it.

If it was lower he could have got his foot or leg to it. When hit that close a keeper only gets a split second to see where it is going and to react. It is all instinctive. You can only go down as fast as gravity will allow. Much harder to save than the full stretch dive for the camera going just inside the post.
 

Boicey

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Wright remains a bit of an enigma.
Periods of poor play, periods of good play, offsides, poor control, scuffed shots, poor decisions, good decisions, goals.
He has to be far more consistent before people get over excited.
He is certainly a bit of a one off with a patchy career to date. How much can our coaches improve him?
 

SkyBlueMatt

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Wright remains a bit of an enigma.
Periods of poor play, periods of good play, offsides, poor control, scuffed shots, poor decisions, good decisions, goals.
He has to be far more consistent before people get over excited.
He is certainly a bit of a one off with a patchy career to date. How much can our coaches improve him?
In the last 10 games (including 2 bit part appearances after coming back from injury) he has 8 G/A. I agree there is a lot more to come from him but over the last 10, there is plenty to be excited about.

I agree he can be a bit Jekyll and Hyde but he seems to keep churning out goal contributions.


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mmttww

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I think it's quite telling no one's commented on him sending a defender to the shops with a turn after his second goal.

Each time Sakamoto pulls that one off, folks are calling it out. Haji Wright has skill, works hard, scores goals. Love him.
 
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cooperskyblue

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What I love about Wright is that he impacts games. He's involved. Yes with a mixed bag of results but he doesn't hide. He always gets atleast 2 golden chances in every game he plays.

How many Strikers from recent seasons have we had who never got a chance. Walker, Waghorn, were never in position to miss chances let alone score them. Wright is not far away from hitting some undeniably impressive numbers this season (both goals and assists).
Think he's just going to get better.
 

Skyblue_CP

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@Hertsccfc is it really astonishing though? really...? this is what I mean, I'm not 100% convinced he meant to catch the keeper out for example.... it's not obvious with him, could have easily just been a miss kick. You see a different player which is what football is all about, opinions.

As for his strengths, what are they? Because it's not finishing and in the first half their defenders won every ball or his couldn't get hold of it when it was played up to him.

He definitely looks more comfortable on the wing, cutting in or running, but he's a big guy who is bullied by defenders far too easily for me, would like to see him get angry.

I'm aware that I'm probably being a little harsh but like I said, I just can't work him out.
This is part of the point, he clearly makes very clean good contact with the ball but you still make the point of it potentially being a miss kick. Why not just take it for what it is, a clean well taken penalty instead of searching for a way to make it look poor and unintended.
 

mmttww

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I did. I said it was a Premier League level bit of play.
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Mucca Mad Boys

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Genuinely pleased for Wright, great that he's scoring goals but I just can't see how he does it?

He is one of the worst technically gifted footballers I've seen at this level. The finishers almost seem accidental, you never know what will happen when he shoots (I don't think he does either), his second goal could easily have been intended for the far corner for example...

If you take away the pen win (Tanganga is awful btw), the goals and a little mazy run on the wing, the rest of his play was so poor.... he can't control a ball if it's off the ground, for his size he has no strength and the miss 2 yards out is so bad. I still can't decide if he is quick or not either...

I'm not wanting to slate him or any of the lads as I'm amazed that we are where we are in the league, but I just can't work him out as I don't see a footballer in there.

I remember watching him playing here in Denmark years ago and he was exactly the same, he's clearly done really well to get to where he has, fair play but I'm not sure where his ceiling is?

Anyway, keep the goals coming and I hope he can polish the rest of his game, because if he can then that's another 20m player.
Considering Prem teams were interested in him, I’m sure that’s his ceiling…

He is on track to beat Gyokeres’ stats in his first full season. Who, btw, missed by far the most ‘big’ chances statistically in the league.

Wright has been more clinical so far, even if there’s room for improvement there.
 

procdoc

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The state of some of you. If you need to ask what strengths Wright has then I do worry about your ability to judge a player. His movement is top notch. Watch how he makes runs, drags defenders, drops short, runs off the shoulder, he’s a nightmare to mark.
As for his second goal, that was not a scuff. He purposely struck it towards the near post as 1) the keeper was not set and 2) it took the keeper by surprise and he did well to get a hand to it.
Some of you decided Wright was shit after a few games and are now trying to salvage any self-respect by diminishing his contributions so far, it’s really pathetic
 

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