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Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:28:41 PM »
Saw him at Brighton and was not that impressed but yesterdays goal was all about speed and good feet.

Well done Shan for playing him.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 04:09:35 PM »
Was played totally out of position in centre midfield at Brighton in fairness. Another Moore/Jones master stroke

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 04:12:19 PM »
Great goal for Exeter in the play off final last season too.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 04:55:03 PM »
If his performance on Saturday was indicative of his talent, he should have been more regularly involved on the pitch
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 05:07:16 PM »
People call him a youngster but he is 20 or 21. Hope, Bennett, Statham, Hartford, Robertson etc were thrown in at 16 or 17 against the likes of Man United.
I hope he is a talent, but sometimes we get players who only spark every 6 or 7 games.

Fingers crossed for the lad.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 05:52:35 PM »
wasnt some saying the same about Harper a few weeks back
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 06:24:45 PM »
People call him a youngster but he is 20 or 21. Hope, Bennett, Statham, Hartford, Robertson etc were thrown in at 16 or 17 against the likes of Man United.
I hope he is a talent, but sometimes we get players who only spark every 6 or 7 games.
Fingers crossed for the lad.
Just turned 21 in February.
I think the days of throwing 16 year olds into the Premier League are long gone, unless the player is truly exceptional (e.g. Rooney).
Young players need careful handling, as Scotty Darton would no doubt testify.
As you will remember Statham played a stormer and scored on his debut and was rested for the next seven games.
Let's hope he is half as good as another kid from Dudley called Edwards.


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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:11 PM »
I've only seen the clips of Saturday's game and saw him when he came on against Reading. Certainly seems to have something about him. I liked the way he simply slotted the ball to Hegazi in space after doing a couple of twists and turns on the left...showed some awareness and game sense. It proved a good selection by Shan who must know him well and a kick up the backside for Murphy also.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 10:25:57 PM »
Saw him at Brighton and was not that impressed but yesterdays goal was all about speed and good feet.

Well done Shan for playing him.
Had to play out of position at CM that day , he did well I thought.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 01:21:23 PM »
I thought he was excellent on Saturday.  Had a ten minute spell after his goal where he looked on top of the world.

I was surprised to see him involved but it paid off. I hope we see more of him.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 01:28:37 PM »
wasnt some saying the same about Harper a few weeks back

..and Leko two seasons ago.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 01:33:21 PM »
..and Leko two seasons ago.


Leko is nowhere near as good as Edwards.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 02:22:15 PM »
He seems to have the pace and tricky like Leko, but where he differs is he seems to have more of an end product.

How many times have we seen Leko come on, drift past a player to go back and try to go past him again.

Since pre season when he seemed to figure heavily, I thought we would see A LOT more of Kyle this season, very surprised hes been limited to 1/2 appearances in all honesty. If Saturdays performance is anything to go by then we may have missed a trick in not featuring him more often.

I would prefer to see him playing right wing than a loanee anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 02:30:25 PM »
He seems to have the pace and tricky like Leko, but where he differs is he seems to have more of an end product.

How many times have we seen Leko come on, drift past a player to go back and try to go past him again.

Since pre season when he seemed to figure heavily, I thought we would see A LOT more of Kyle this season, very surprised hes been limited to 1/2 appearances in all honesty. If Saturdays performance is anything to go by then WE may have missed a trick in not featuring him more often.

I would prefer to see him playing right wing than a loanee anyway.

In fairness I don't think it was us who missed the trick. It was the person or people who insisted on shoehorning players into a system as opposed to playing to the strengths of the resources at their disposal.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 09:23:20 PM »
Let's not forget Edwards has a couple of years on Leko so we shouldn't write off the latter yet. I actually think Leko is the more gifted of the two and if he improves his decision-making (which you'd expect to come with experience) then we could well have some player on our hands.

I'd love to see them both become fixtures here.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2019, 09:41:57 PM »
Let's not forget Edwards has a couple of years on Leko so we shouldn't write off the latter yet. I actually think Leko is the more gifted of the two and if he improves his decision-making (which you'd expect to come with experience) then we could well have some player on our hands.

I'd love to see them both become fixtures here.

Edwards benefits from playing first team football on his loan spells - to be honest, it shows

Leko needs to learn his trade just like Edwards previously.

At that point then we should make a decision on his future here
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2019, 08:16:55 PM »
Not introduced at all.  It just doesn’t make any sense with the continued absence of Phillips. 

People are saying for Harper it’s contract related.  So what is the reason for Edwards?a


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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2019, 08:19:05 PM »
Not introduced at all.  It just doesn’t make any sense with the continued absence of Phillips. 

People are saying for Harper it’s contract related.  So what is the reason for Edwards?a


Can only assume he was rested after a mediocre performance and Shan thought he was protecting him in some way by not sending him on into today's crisis.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2019, 08:34:19 PM »
I think you have to have one player in the team capable of going past a couple of defenders especially when you are looking to win every game. At the moment Edwards looks the best bet...and seems to link up tidily as well when there's nothing on. Very one dimensional team selection.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2019, 08:50:53 PM »

Can only assume he was rested after a mediocre performance and Shan thought he was protecting him in some way by not sending him on into today's crisis.

More likely HRK is fit and so back to the experienced players regardless

As for the mediocre performance, against Blues he was the only one first half who seemed to care, chased everything whilst others stood and watched
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2019, 08:52:36 PM »
More likely HRK is fit and so back to the experienced players regardless


Many would say Kanu earned his start after his previous performance. I'm not one of them by the way.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2019, 08:55:01 PM »

Many would say Kanu earned his start after his previous performance. I'm not one of them by the way.


It's horses for courses. Kanu has his part to play but he's not the type of player we should be relying on on a consistent basis.

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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2019, 07:38:15 PM »

Many would say Kanu earned his start after his previous performance. I'm not one of them by the way.

Trouble is, he's usually woeful  when he starts but yesterday he was worse than that even. Couldn't even do the basics correctly.
Much better when he comes on from the bench for some strange really ?
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 01:50:41 PM »
Big season for the lad and out of contract next June. I really hope we've made him a realistic offer and play him more often as I don't want another Rekeem Harper/Tyler Roberts scenario.
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Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 05:00:28 PM »
Can we keep this about Edwards, please. We have a thread for discussing the U23s
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