Luke Thomas

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  1. CCFC54321

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    just a thought for Mark Robins..... Thomas has a left foot, just one foot that he can play football with so fucking well play him on the left hand side of midfield where he can can down the wing and cross a bloody ball in without stopping/cutting back in/shooting with his weaker foot!

    It’s simply not working out on the right!
     
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    I’m sure you know better than Mark. Same said about Jodi Jones but I think it was the manager who got it right!
     
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    Bring back Jack Grimmer I say.....
     
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    You really think it’s ‘working’?

    I don’t and any one I’ve spoken to regarding Thomas this season is saying the same. We would get more out of the lad on the left which is his natural position.
     
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    The lad is tired from what I can see. He increasingly runs into two/three defenders after one of his runs when previously he might have jinxed past them . Whichever side he plays on I don't think it makes much difference. He needs resting but I think Robins sees him as someone who is simply too good to leave out as there is no sufficient alternative replacement.
     
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    Both he and Bayliss need a rest. That's not a criticism. it's a sympathetic opinion
     
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    I’ve gone off Thomas a bit, he is a talent but has no final product yet, missed a sitter again today had it gone in I think we’d have cake walked the match. His catalog of misses throughout this season has cost us a number of valuable points, we would easily been in the top six.
     
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    A few today looked tired.
    There seemed to be a general malaise throughout the team.
     
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    I couldn’t see why at home we need so many defenders on the bench and if we had Wakefield on there he would have been a better switch for Thomas than the ponderous Shipley who looks slow and tired even when off the bench
     
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    Whilst I agree with the point of defenders I thought Shipley did ok when he came on and could have easily had a goal
     
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    You need explosive players off the bench
     
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    Wakefield got a knock in training in the week. Was up in the legends lounge before the game yesterday. Should be available again next week though.
     
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    Couldn’t see the point of Shipley on the right we just looked off balanced.
     
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    Luke Thomas just needs to practise kicking the ball on his right foot. He has to come back onto his left and take the player on again so it slows everything down.
     
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    think you could say the same about Sterling.
    They are only young lads playing in a physical, competitive league, sometimes people forget that.
     
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    i think Thomas has exceeded expectations this year, fair play to the lad, came into mens football and played really well, he has played alot of competitive football that he will not be used to. i think if we had another fit winger he might of been given a rest but we havent, people seem to forget his age and that for a lad of his size he doesnt mind getting stuck in a bit against some big lumps.

    think he has done well and people on here are moaning about an end product?!?!?! if he had a complete end product he wouldnt be playing in a coventry shirt he would be running round in white and black
     
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    He might well be next season anyway, given they're cutting costs.

    tbh I think he's been great this season, our best player. Sure, he needs to learn how to finish, but at times this season he's been our only threat.
     
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    he will be playing for them next season no doubt, they have another lad called Max Bird who looks good, wouldnt mind seeing him here next season
     
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    Thomas is one of our stand out players this year. He has literally no end product. Reminds me of Ryan Kent. He is young though. If he can develop his end product in the form of good crosses, goals and assists then he could go to the top. In saying that if had the end product now he wouldn’t be in our team.
     
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    Thomas only has 4 assists all season, not that much really.
     
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    Poor return for the one consistent threat we have week in and out.
     
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    Its so frustrating because he is so dangerous until he gets to the goal. He should have had 3 on Saturday
     
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    His finishing is up there with Burge's kicking in that I can't believe a professional footballer, who spends that many hours a day on the training field, can strike a ball so poorly with such regularity. Such a great little player up to that point too.
     
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    Yeah, he struggles to just put his foot through it and make decent contact.

    He should just start toe poking it instead, might get more power and accuracy.
     
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    Thomas taking on a defender: Premier League quality
    Thomas in front of goal: Non-league quality
     
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    If he could develope the composure needed in front of goal he would be awsome
     
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    I think its fair to say if he was composed in front of goal he would be in Derby's team not ours
     
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    Really frustrating lack of assists and goals this season (although lots of misses come from situations he creates virtually by himself anyway), if he's at Derby next season I would think he'll mainly be on the bench/a squad player unless he shows some big improvement in pre-season. I'd definitely have him back next year if possible and i'd be hoping that he could start finding the back of the net. If he can't then he's going to be destined for the lower leagues i'd think but he has lots of time yet. One major positive is the impact I think he can have on the opposition defence, he clearly can stretch a game and creates enough threat to drag players out of position.
     
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    Here's an idea, play him on the left to suit his single sided boot!
     
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    Robins does tend to over complicate things at times. Play the boy as I originally posted on the left where I think he can do more damage.
     
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    League 1 sides don't tend to have 'explosive players' on the bench.
     
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    Most players are more explosive than Shipley he is one paced the lad from Chelsea supposedly has real pace although he was injured
     
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    It might allow him to put crosses in more easily but i cant see that helping his finishing. We need him to be bad enough to convince Derby to let us have him before we then find a way to turn him into Arjen Robben.
     
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    We have a player with one foot but fans who can type with two fingers.
     
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