Mads Bech Sørensen - Signs to June 2023 (+1 yr option)

Beecareful

Member
Joined
7 Jan 2020
Messages
240
Reaction score
79
It is interesting that fans make snap judgements on players whereas the coaching staff take a more longer rounded view of their abilities and potential. In most cases the coaches get it right and perhaps that’s the case with a number of players who get grief on here
Yes. Spot-on. (Shouldn't you be feeding your reindeer before your busy night? 😉)
 

Frothybaby

Active member
Joined
3 Sep 2013
Messages
1,882
Reaction score
107
Still makes me feel nervous, as I keep thinking he's got an error in him, but his improvement is clear to see.
Got to remember that he's only 21 and his strengths are clear in that he defends, gets himself in the way of the ball, reads the game well. But, he lacks experience, so he's not at the level that Jansson is at. There's no point pretending that he's anything other than still in development, but he's performed well so far this season and he'll undoubtedly keep progressing.
Understand what you mean. There seems a naivety about him. Having said that, I think he has made fewer mistakes than Mepham did. He is getting better and better. Will be a quality player.
 

Freebee

Active member
Joined
23 Sep 2007
Messages
1,114
Reaction score
135
Already a very good player and gets better the more he plays.He has the odd mistake in him but then so does Pontus and Ethan infact what player doesn't.
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,003
Reaction score
1,428
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
I like that he seems to relish a physical challenge, which is unusual for a young player. I was waiting for the clash with Andy Carroll but he clearly decided to play as far away as he could get, on their left wing! The extended run of games means he's able to learn about the movement of the mobile centre forwards which can only be good in the longer term.
 

Gazza Bee

Active member
Joined
27 Jan 2001
Messages
7,729
Reaction score
489
Location
City: Sunbury State: Surrey
Definitely winning the most improved player award and once Pontus is fit will give TF a big headache selection wise albeit a good one. I have to admit I would have loaned him out and kept Racic but happy to be proven wrong....
 
OP
M

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
13,224
Reaction score
2,325
Location
London
Was a little worried with him starting today, but needn't have been. Was excellent I thought, used the ball very well too.. Looked very comfortable.
 

Isleworth_Bee

Well-known member
Joined
18 Jan 2005
Messages
22,481
Reaction score
1,104
Location
Basingstoke
Was a little worried with him starting today, but needn't have been. Was excellent I thought, used the ball very well too.. Looked very comfortable.
Funny what we see. He had a solid game so cant complain but i think he looks slightly uncomfortable on the ball and can hesitate on it. Doing well but we missed Pontus distribution into the midfield IMO.
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,003
Reaction score
1,428
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
Was a little worried with him starting today, but needn't have been. Was excellent I thought, used the ball very well too.. Looked very comfortable.
I'd agree. Never over-awed against Kane and played with calmness, bringing the ball out well at times, too. We've got a good'un.
 

AB

Well-known member
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
11,357
Reaction score
1,336
Location
'Sunny' Leeds
He did deal with Kane very well.
Ironically had he been less intent on keeping goal side of Kane for the first goal he might have been in position to cut out Sissoko!
 

Gazza Bee

Active member
Joined
27 Jan 2001
Messages
7,729
Reaction score
489
Location
City: Sunbury State: Surrey
I was worried in the first 20 mins as he was slow to get the ball away but to be fair after that he didnt put a foot wrong and is probably the unsung hero of the season so far.
 
OP
M

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
13,224
Reaction score
2,325
Location
London
Funny what we see. He had a solid game so cant complain but i think he looks slightly uncomfortable on the ball and can hesitate on it. Doing well but we missed Pontus distribution into the midfield IMO.
I think his passing's pretty good actually. Couple of nice cross field ones and down the line to henry/Canos. I think the hesitation was often because there were no options as they were quick to mark Henry out wide and Janelt and Jensen weren't giving him options in midfield. I don't think he's any worse in that respect than Pontus who generally plays sideways to Dalsgaard or Pinnock. I don't really like Pinnock on the right though as he always wants to cut back on his left to pass it.
 

Stanley

Well-known member
Joined
10 Jan 2001
Messages
13,788
Reaction score
228
I have thought this season that he has showed enough to be a decent regular Championship player, tonight he showed that he could be better than that and make the step up to being a top flight player maybe.
 

Balders Bee

Active member
Joined
2 Jan 2001
Messages
6,745
Reaction score
308
Location
Epsom, Surrey
I think his passing's pretty good actually. Couple of nice cross field ones and down the line to henry/Canos. I think the hesitation was often because there were no options as they were quick to mark Henry out wide and Janelt and Jensen weren't giving him options in midfield. I don't think he's any worse in that respect than Pontus who generally plays sideways to Dalsgaard or Pinnock. I don't really like Pinnock on the right though as he always wants to cut back on his left to pass it.
Agreed some really nice Barbetesque cross field passes last night. He has improved no end this season and did well last night against quality opposition. Developing into a very decent centre back & will get better with experience.
 

Wooburn Bee

Active member
Joined
22 Feb 2006
Messages
2,992
Reaction score
205
Agreed some really nice Barbetesque cross field passes last night. He has improved no end this season and did well last night against quality opposition. Developing into a very decent centre back & will get better with experience.
Becoming difficult to leave out.
 

Norfolk Bee

Norfolk Bee
Joined
5 Sep 2013
Messages
1,381
Reaction score
48
Location
Heacham
It's great when one of the youngsters really start to fulfil their potential. Did very well last night facing Son and Kane.
 

SmiffyBee

A Beautiful Lie
Joined
23 Mar 2005
Messages
35,417
Reaction score
348
A very decent prospect, with a long throw weapon.
He'll get enough experience in games this season to start next season as first choice.
 

BFC1997

Active member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
8,710
Reaction score
630
Location
Osterley
Shout out to MBS today, he’s been playing a lot of football lately and had 90 minutes dealing with Kane, Son and Lucas Moura on Tuesday. Another full match today with some inexperienced players around him and he was nothing but a calming influence (even when shoved out to LB at the end).
 

Wooburn Bee

Active member
Joined
22 Feb 2006
Messages
2,992
Reaction score
205
Shout out to MBS today, he’s been playing a lot of football lately and had 90 minutes dealing with Kane, Son and Lucas Moura on Tuesday. Another full match today with some inexperienced players around him and he was nothing but a calming influence (even when shoved out to LB at the end).
Can’t see how can drop him at moment. Really looks a player. I’d say a step ahead of where Mepham was when he left us. Pinnock and Pontus battling for the right sided Centre half position
 

West Wilts Bee

Active member
Joined
9 Apr 2001
Messages
6,948
Reaction score
455
Location
wiltshire
Very good game from MBS tonight, It was great to see him carrying the ball out of defence tonight, another option . Sometimes you need to be doing something different. A very good player in the making.
 
OP
M

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
13,224
Reaction score
2,325
Location
London
How good was he tonight? Looked every inch the senior pro.. Happy to take responsibility on the ball and push forward, think it was his ball into Forss that started the move for our excellent second goal.. Looked comfortable at LB too.. Starting to wonder whether he should be dropped when Pontus gets back??
 

Mr Tree

Brentford's premier GIF creator
Joined
28 Apr 2000
Messages
34,733
Reaction score
284
Location
Czech Republic
I keep thinking about how good he's gonna be in a couple of years, 24-25, more composure / experience, and more comfortable on the ball... i know he's showing good signs but imagine if that gets better and better. Blimey.

Mind you, he's gotta stop that little "dump off to the left back and run past him" move - for the sake of my heart if nothing else!
 

GlasgowBee

Knows **** all about anything
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
5,952
Reaction score
156
Location
Gartham Lock (People's Republic of)
I remember him being one of the stand out players a few seasons ago when the B team beat Rangers up here at their training ground. Stand out because he was assured and not afraid to put his body in where it might hurt and he played with the ball at his feet. Mads is learning and developing, and that is wonderful to see the clubs model in action 🐝 :sorted:
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,003
Reaction score
1,428
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
The run of games he's had will be so good for him and he's really maturing into a really good centre back; we're fortunate to have him and Pinnock. On the RHS, though...
 

Ashford Bees

Active member
Joined
17 May 2000
Messages
3,561
Reaction score
187
Location
Ashford
Very good game from MBS tonight, It was great to see him carrying the ball out of defence tonight, another option . Sometimes you need to be doing something different. A very good player in the making.
A tactic that worked last time we played Boro I recall. We have an unbelievable squad and the Jose / pep / klopp tactical nous of Lord Thomas of Frank. Great times ahead my brothers and sisters.
 

badgerbee

Mafeking Avenue........gets you there!!!!
Joined
28 Jan 2008
Messages
15,299
Reaction score
1,324
Location
Langport, Somerset
A tactic that worked last time we played Boro I recall. We have an unbelievable squad and the Jose / pep / klopp tactical nous of Lord Thomas of Frank. Great times ahead my brothers and sisters.
Did any tactics work last time we played Moro??!!
 

AB

Well-known member
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
11,357
Reaction score
1,336
Location
'Sunny' Leeds
I keep thinking about how good he's gonna be in a couple of years, 24-25, more composure / experience, and more comfortable on the ball... i know he's showing good signs but imagine if that gets better and better. Blimey.

Mind you, he's gotta stop that little "dump off to the left back and run past him" move - for the sake of my heart if nothing else!
It is unreal how good he and many of the team are when you see how young they are and how much potential they have.

On the other point, I think both he and Pinnock are doing this quite a lot. It helps move us up the pitch, even if a bit scary, and shows team confidence. I suspect it might be a tactical thing to help us break presses - there were games at the end of last season where Pinnock had the most passes and possession because opponents were happy for us to have an endless loop of Raya-CB-FB-CB-FB-CB-CB-FB-Raya. Possibly a bit of a sophistication on Wilder’s flying CB role.
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,003
Reaction score
1,428
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
An opposition playing a high press will mark our full backs and DHM, as the obvious receivers of the out ball. For us, often, one of the two 8's will drop behind a full back to receive the ball as their marker will stay in their own half. The other option is for a CB to bring the ball out and Mads has been doing more of that as this season progresses. As long as the DHM drops in, there's no problem but there's always the danger of a quick turn-over if we lose the ball. With Ethan and Mads, I'd guess Mads, playing on his 'natural' side, is the best option. Pinnock got forward but lost the ball with wayward passing quite a few times yesterday but he's much better on the left. Jansson is much less comfortable going forward, so his default pass is to the RB, although he does look for Toney coming deeper to receive the ball as well.
 

cromerbee

...we are the Royal Oak, Griffin Park.
Joined
13 Dec 2007
Messages
4,808
Reaction score
209
Location
Felpham, W.Sussex
Looks a player now. Bloody hell were good at finding and developing talent. This ones taken a while but worth the wait!!
 

davebee

The Kiddywink Brigade
Joined
23 Jan 2001
Messages
7,039
Reaction score
55
Location
Huddersfield
Very close to being first choice LCB for me. So little to choose between Mads Bech and Pinnock now.
 

HerefordB

formerly known as GloucesterB
Joined
9 Jan 2006
Messages
2,983
Reaction score
28
Mads is another fine young talent from the B team project which is bearing some real gems now. Enormous credit to those visionaries (Rob Rowan) who created it.
 
OP
M

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
13,224
Reaction score
2,325
Location
London
Who was that **** who was constantly slagging of the B team project? Julian something or other or something like that? Had a big argument with him on twitter, during which he said that Mads Bech and Forss would never be good enough to make the first team.... He seems to have gone v quiet.,.
 

Stormbee

Say what you see
Joined
18 Nov 2006
Messages
225
Reaction score
8
Location
Uxbridge
Solid defensively and learning all the time. I just panic when he brings the ball out as he lacks confidence going forward with the ball and often plays risky balls to Rico or Raya.
 
OP
M

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
13,224
Reaction score
2,325
Location
London
Solid defensively and learning all the time. I just panic when he brings the ball out as he lacks confidence going forward with the ball and often plays risky balls to Rico or Raya.
He played some lovely balls first half but a couple of stinkers in the second! To be fair, Pinnock did exactly the same and we gave the ball away a lot 2nd half. Tiredness maybe?
 
Joined
20 Nov 2004
Messages
22,124
Reaction score
379
Location
Isleworth
Solid defensively and learning all the time. I just panic when he brings the ball out as he lacks confidence going forward with the ball and often plays risky balls to Rico or Raya.
It sounds like you're the one who lacks confidence... :looks: 🤷 :sneakoff: :hat:
 

costabees

Member
Joined
11 Apr 2013
Messages
729
Reaction score
88
Very good and is definitely now one of the best CBs in the championship but we can’t expect him to play every minute for the rest of the season.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom