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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1350 on: November 29, 2018, 11:02:09 PM »
I can't believe anybody who has watched Yacob play week in, week out would ever think it was the right decision to let him leave. He was the best defensive midfielder we have had in a long time. He should be playing in the Prem, never mind us. One of my favourite Albion players of all time.

Agreed. Had he been in playing in central midfield this season I would have expected us to be top and clear of the pack already. Forrest fans are raving about him, describing him as the best midfielder in the championship. Their local paper said he was outstanding and both Michael Dawson and Lewis Grabban have been singing his praises. None of that is a surprise as he was 8/10 every game us for years.

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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1351 on: November 30, 2018, 12:10:41 AM »
Agreed. Had he been in playing in central midfield this season I would have expected us to be top and clear of the pack already. Forrest fans are raving about him, describing him as the best midfielder in the championship. Their local paper said he was outstanding and both Michael Dawson and Lewis Grabban have been singing his praises. None of that is a surprise as he was 8/10 every game us for years.
I had no qualms about Yacob being allowed to leave. He certainly wasn’t an 8/10 every game, especially when the red mist took him over. However, I was a tad miffed that we felt no need to replace him.
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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1352 on: November 30, 2018, 07:33:07 AM »
I had no qualms about Yacob being allowed to leave. He certainly wasn’t an 8/10 every game, especially when the red mist took him over. However, I was a tad miffed that we felt no need to replace him.
He was certainly 8/10 in my eyes. Should never have been let go

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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1353 on: November 30, 2018, 08:13:13 AM »
I had no qualms about Yacob being allowed to leave. He certainly wasn’t an 8/10 every game, especially when the red mist took him over. However, I was a tad miffed that we felt no need to replace him.

I think this red mist thing is a bit of a myth, he was booked 47 times in 175 for us in all comps and sent off twice. So he was booked once every 3.7 games and sent off once every 87.5 games. I don't think that's bad for a combative midfielder.

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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1354 on: November 30, 2018, 08:31:47 AM »
Agreed. Had he been in playing in central midfield this season I would have expected us to be top and clear of the pack already. Forrest fans are raving about him, describing him as the best midfielder in the championship. Their local paper said he was outstanding and both Michael Dawson and Lewis Grabban have been singing his praises. None of that is a surprise as he was 8/10 every game us for years.
I've said before I'm a huge Yacob fan but he'd be unsuited to how we are trying to evolve , he doesn't have the pace or passing range needed. He is however excellent at reading a game and sitting in a midfield five which is pretty much how Forest play. Think back to the times numerous managers have tried 4 4 2 with Yacob and how he struggled , 4 3 3 we use right now would kill him.
Massive respect for Claudio but he does limit how you play.
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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1355 on: November 30, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »
Not great really if your trade is shielding the back four !

That is a great point, well made.
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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1356 on: November 30, 2018, 10:29:57 AM »
I've said before I'm a huge Yacob fan but he'd be unsuited to how we are trying to evolve , he doesn't have the pace or passing range needed. He is however excellent at reading a game and sitting in a midfield five which is pretty much how Forest play. Think back to the times numerous managers have tried 4 4 2 with Yacob and how he struggled , 4 3 3 we use right now would kill him.
Massive respect for Claudio but he does limit how you play.

Agree 100%.  I thought yacob was great but I can't see how he'd fit into our team at the moment.  CM two of Yacob and Livermore.

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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1357 on: November 30, 2018, 11:31:12 AM »
Great player and great memories, but he has moved on and so should we .............
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Re: Claudio Yacob
« Reply #1358 on: November 30, 2018, 12:19:23 PM »
Gave Greasy Jack a kicking the other night, damned good man  8) .
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