Fellaini: c or d?

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this can be a straight question or this ogre can personify or proxy for any ill or greatness of the game or life, keep the elbows in, your chest out and if its looking close with ten mins to go....you know what to do

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OptionVotes
classic 20
dud 7


the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Winning at any cost: c or d?

I feel the case for the prosecution can stand without dragging ugly pragmatism into the argument because pound for pound Fellaini isn't even a particularly good exemplar of what you want from a lump target man.

Meunier tear has to fall (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:17 (five months ago) Permalink

hes all elbows and pretty graceless in general but you have to admit he can be v effective

he was really good at everton when he used to use his chest a lot. i blame Mou for his slight decline since then

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:19 (five months ago) Permalink

I think he's funny, awkward and funny.

I don't really understand what the "cost" involved would be? To our finely-honed and pseudo-moral sense of football aesthetics?

Tim, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:25 (five months ago) Permalink

for:

- hes big and gangly and gives full commitment, what else is he gonna do?
- mentality unquestionable, managers always gonna love a guy that does as asked when asked
- back in the days when it arose he was a decent ball mover and finisher, chest control is excellent
- contra NV above, a far better target man than many who made a living full time in that position (crouch, heskey, etc)

against:

- far too prone to violence
- constantly gets away with same
- proxy for manager/team failings
- does tbf seem like a cunt

the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Come on, no-one's mentioned his hair yet? Seriously?

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:31 (five months ago) Permalink

kinda looks like Zach De La Rocha

― fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 2 July 2018 19:32 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink[

- mentality unquestionable, managers always gonna love a guy that does as asked when asked
― the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac)

Fuck them, I will do what you tell me.

Tim, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:36 (five months ago) Permalink

lol

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:38 (five months ago) Permalink

Duddest of duds.

I just find him so hateful to watch, similar to the irrational(?) dislike I have for Harry Kane's game but a lot easier to justify.

Always looks like his elbows are so sharp and his momentum so brutal and ponderous that whatever he does in the vicinity of the ball succeeds by dint of other players instinctively wanting no part of him.

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:39 (five months ago) Permalink

if mma had been the draw in 97 that it is now he'd have been lost to the game surely

yes btw irrational kane game hate

the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:54 (five months ago) Permalink

Wait I thought everybody had seen thru mma and stopped watching it again. Except for bouncers and sports science bros obv.

Meunier tear has to fall (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 10:11 (five months ago) Permalink

too late for alt timeline marouaine

the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 10:14 (five months ago) Permalink

he's one of these players that has so mastered his evil game that I can only respect him, and he is v entertaining in a cat amongst the pigeons way. obviously I would never want him near a team I liked, but I love him at man u.

ogmor, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 10:50 (five months ago) Permalink

As a last-ditch battering ram = classic, obviously
As a midfielder = virtually worthless
Having to resort to a last-ditch battering ram because you've left a superior midfielder on the bench and as a result your main creative outlet is playing way too deep = dud

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:23 (five months ago) Permalink

Feel like the solution should have been to play Dembele, allowing KDB to play further up the pitch, but what do I know.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:26 (five months ago) Permalink

More than Martinez apparently.

I really like Fellaini - not many players are so disliked by fans and loved by managers. And that chest control, ooft!

What surprises me most is he hasn't really adapted to his large frame when it comes to interactions with other players - like he should know he's going to get penalised for so much of the stuff he does but he does it anyway. I do bloody hate watching him after his first (inevitably stupid) yellow.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:43 (five months ago) Permalink

not a big fan but i do feel for the amount of grief that he has to put up with from, the stick he gets both on the pitch and on social media is incredible. i saw him get sent on ten minutes from time in a pre-season friendly against valencia back in the lvg era - ironic cheers when he was announced, ironic cheers every time he touched the ball, it was really uncomfortable to listen to. and then he goes and scores the winner with about two minutes to go.

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:54 (five months ago) Permalink

does make me laugh that his salary is twice as much as rashford's and lingard's combined

I'd Rather Kecak (NickB), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Classic. He is no more than a last-ditch battering ram, but he's very good at that, has a great header and indeed chest control. I've a weak spot for players who are not good at most things, but mastered one or two specific elements of the game.

I wouldn't say he's "prone to violence", though maybe he is. He's really clumsy and doesn't seem too much in control of his own body. That can lead to violence, but I like to believe most of it is unintentional.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Feel like the solution should have been to play Dembele, allowing KDB to play further up the pitch, but what do I know.

― Matt DC, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:26 PM (thirty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

YES. Dembele should start instead of Witsel, who's been having an absolute shocker of a tournament so far.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:59 (five months ago) Permalink

Witsel & Carrasco wasting their talent by playing in China. I could understand it if they were over the hill

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 12:01 (five months ago) Permalink

It's those two that have been really poor so far.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 12:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Witsel and his shot making decisions last night were horrible.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 12:10 (five months ago) Permalink

pleased to hear all-round good egg Richie Sadlier voting classic on this extremely pressing issue

Windsor Davies, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 13:30 (five months ago) Permalink

one night I was out with friends and they were showing some soccer game on the TV and of course Fellaini immediately stood out b/c of his hair and goofy name. for whatever reason after a few beers we started doing the Fellaini voice which was just like every character on Mario Kart, "PASS IT TO FELLAINI!!! ITS FELLAINI TIME!!". bummed to find out he wasn't actually Italian. anyway, classic

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 13:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Saw what you want about Fellaini but if you tell me you didn't immediately know with 100% certainty he was going to score a header the second you saw him getting ready to come on last night, you're lying

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 18:03 (five months ago) Permalink

We all pointed to our TVs didn't we, and said ah, Fellaini's coming on, he'll have sown panic in the Japanese defence with a headed goal in a matter of minutes, we just did, that's what happened

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 18:04 (five months ago) Permalink

classic

ogmor, Friday, 6 July 2018 21:13 (five months ago) Permalink

somewhere in between. he's not good enough to be playing at a top top club like united aspire to be but a very useful player for the evertons of this world. good option off the bench

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 6 July 2018 21:20 (five months ago) Permalink

love that shade jim

the last famous poster you were surprised to discover was actually (darraghmac), Friday, 6 July 2018 21:36 (five months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

moyesie moyesie sign him up

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:52 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just nearly got run over by the clumsy git in Hale. Lloris eat your heart out. Dud.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

what are you doing in hale?

ogmor, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Picking himself up off the road?

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Visiting my Grandpa.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

sure it wasnt his brother

flaneur brayin (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

100% sure it was him, in an atrocious red tracksuit

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

hale is a strange place, idk if its the new alderley edge or if its always been that way

ogmor, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink


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