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Offline Atomic

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #625 on: November 10, 2018, 09:38:28 PM »
Big mention to Hal who put in a very good performance (as he usually does to be fair) and got the goal he deserved. I know he gets a lot of stick but at this level he’s good at holding the ball up and not a bad finisher when it comes to it


No he doesn't he's usually awful. That said he's usually played through the middle.

Playing as a wide forward today suited him much better. Had the best game I've seen him have for us.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #626 on: November 10, 2018, 09:41:00 PM »
Good performance, deserves a bit more respect than he's had on one of his threads over the last couple of weeks.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #627 on: November 10, 2018, 09:42:59 PM »

No he doesn't he's usually awful. That said he's usually played through the middle.

Playing as a wide forward today suited him much better. Had the best game I've seen him have for us.

Sorry I’m not someone who’s on board with the hate for Hal. Yes he’s limited but he usually holds the ball up better than our other forwards (which is why he gets brought on more often than not) and took his finish well today. I took great pleasure cheering in the face of the guy who sits behind me who was shouting how s*** he is the entire game when he scored.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #628 on: November 10, 2018, 09:44:11 PM »
Put a great shift in today that's more like it.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #629 on: November 10, 2018, 10:39:02 PM »
Excellent performance today
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #630 on: November 10, 2018, 10:41:08 PM »
Very good today. Gayle starts next game for me though.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #631 on: November 11, 2018, 01:09:35 AM »
Offers much more the jay Rod, the shirt is Kanuuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssss

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #632 on: November 11, 2018, 01:20:13 AM »
HRK gets alot of stick on here, much of it deserved, but today he was excellent. He has the physical strength to hold the ball up, and in that sense is more of a target man, if that's the way we are going to play. But he also showed some clever technical touches as well, and his goal was cleanly tucked away into the corner.   
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #633 on: November 11, 2018, 01:44:31 AM »
Best game in Albion shirt well done Hal, oh yeah cracking goal.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #634 on: November 11, 2018, 09:56:57 PM »

No he doesn't he's usually awful. That said he's usually played through the middle.

Playing as a wide forward today suited him much better. Had the best game I've seen him have for us.

I agree 100% but i hope its his last one he plays for us, i cant stand cheating gits especially when they are in our colors. 

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #635 on: November 11, 2018, 10:27:32 PM »
Offers much more the jay Rod, the shirt is Kanuuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssss

Agreed. He should retain his place as wing forward. Gayle in for Rodriguez if were going to change it. However probably shouldn't be looking to change winning team
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #636 on: November 11, 2018, 11:06:18 PM »
Agreed. He should retain his place as wing forward. Gayle in for Rodriguez if were going to change it. However probably shouldn't be looking to change winning team

Tough choice for next game. HRK amazed me yesterday but JRod was excellent too I thought. Would be very hard to drop him after his display. These are the kind of tough decisions we want the manager to have to make.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #637 on: November 11, 2018, 11:39:37 PM »
By far his best performance for us, the diving was embarrassing though and I hope if he keeps his place Moore has a word with him.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #638 on: November 12, 2018, 08:22:00 AM »
Unpopular opinion maybe, but I thought he was relatively ineffective compared to Phillips, Rodriguez and Barnes, until he scored his goal. After his goal he looked far more dangerous which hints there are confidence issues with him.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #639 on: November 12, 2018, 09:08:13 AM »
Deserves to keep his place for the next game 100%.

Took his chance. I will be the first too admit I was abit bemused as to why he was starting but he was solid.

From the first chance when he cut in and took a shot, I thought he looked up for it, held the ball up well, gave us a get out.

Fair play to him.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #640 on: November 24, 2018, 07:19:35 AM »
Very good against Leeds and he played well against Ipswich in my opinion. Again deserves to retain shirt for Swansea game.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #641 on: November 24, 2018, 09:15:26 AM »
Very good against Leeds and he played well against Ipswich in my opinion. Again deserves to retain shirt for Swansea game.

I agree he worked his socks off and caused problems. Sometimes not the best decision-maker but deserves his spot.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #642 on: November 24, 2018, 10:33:23 AM »
I agree he worked his socks off and caused problems. Sometimes not the best decision-maker but deserves his spot.

I wonder if he could be converted to a midfielder  :-\

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #643 on: November 24, 2018, 01:12:30 PM »
Have to say that he looks like a different player at the moment. A touch more pace and he would be overtaking JRod in the pecking list, that said if Jay plays as poorly as he did last night, it will be the case anyway
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« Reply #644 on: November 24, 2018, 10:10:24 PM »
Have to say that he looks like a different player at the moment. A touch more pace and he would be overtaking JRod in the pecking list, that said if Jay plays as poorly as he did last night, it will be the case anyway
I thought JRod had a very good first half, less good second half. At least they and Gayle now know that there's genuine competition between them for two places....with Barnes currently guaranteed one of the front 3 spots.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #645 on: December 10, 2018, 03:27:31 AM »
Previously been a critic of HRK especially in the central striking role but in the wing forward he's arguably been the pick of the front 3 when playing. Barnes won't be in the game for large parts but suddenly does something (true match winner) HRK puts a shift in and holds the ball up well and really adds balance to the side (we missed him second half v Brentford and against the vile.

Would reinstate him v sheff Utd for Rodriguez and have Gayle through the middle
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Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #646 on: January 21, 2019, 07:41:48 PM »
He has played in 22 of 27 league games this season, mostly from the bench, in the highest scoring team in the championship & has scored 3 & provided 1 assist.
As back up forwards go, its not great.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #647 on: January 21, 2019, 10:10:39 PM »
For someone who's in the team as a target man to hold the ball up, his first touch is poor. Lost count of the number of poorly timed, inaccurate passes.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #648 on: January 21, 2019, 10:12:32 PM »
Shocker tonight. He’s capable of the odd good bit of football but I’d have much rather seen Sako or Leko start.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #649 on: January 21, 2019, 10:20:13 PM »
Shocker tonight. He’s capable of the odd good bit of football but I’d have much rather seen Sako or Leko start.

I’d very happily get rid of him, get his wage off the wage bill, and get in a loan striker but I can’t see anyone paying all his wages. Maybe someone like Millwall