David Silva - 2016/17 performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by Bluwhit, 14 Aug 2016.

  1. Pablo1

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    Again, I'm fully on board with that. We're a very lucky club to have a player like Silva as part of the squad.
     
  2. Bluwhit

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    A 20 year old could be said to be entering a new phase of his career as could a 25 year old and a 30 year old. Borrowed time ? Not a chance.
    He was captain and subbed for Tuesday for no other reason than he is key to Pep's plans. He will play with Gundogan at least that's the plan.

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  3. Shaelumstash

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    I haven't thought for you, not really sure what you're talking about?

    My comments weren't aimed at you, it's been a general theme among a certain group of posters to write Silva off. It's naive and short-sighted in my view and will come back to bite some people on the arse.

    Silva wasn't the same as two years ago yesterday, but he was playing a completely different role. He was playing a similar role to Xavi yesterday, a number 8 dominating the ball, running the game. He didn't show the same penetration as 2 years ago, but that wasn't his role.

    I assume anyone who thought he was "off the pace" misunderstood his role in the team yesterday, I can't think of another credible explanation.
     
  4. Andouble

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    What does David think of playing a more deep lying role, mate?
     
  5. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    Fair enough mate, I misunderstood, although I am one of the 'posters' who believe he is on the decline.. His adapting to the role wasn't the point, it negates from him being a yard shorter than 2 years ago. He can play that role, however, he won't start above gundogan, so this brings us back to the other debate, can he play the n10? Does he start over KDB in it?

    He's still a wonderful player, I'm just looking at the bigger picture with regards to him being used more sparingly...
     
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  7. domalino

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    Regardless of anything else, he will get a yard quicker with match fitness, considering what little game time he's played. And he's not the only one in that situation - it was obvious we'd had a short preseason.
     
  8. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    The yard you allude to doesn't exist anymore...
     
  9. Shaelumstash

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    Honest opinion, did you think DeBruyne played better than him while they were on the same pitch yesterday?
     
  10. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    Nope, as I don't particularly like them in the same team.. Silva picks the same pockets of space as Kev (normally), however, I think KDB will be up there for all the accolades this year..
     

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