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Nice. Glad he’s scored. 👍
 

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I thought he was decent. Clever with the ball and some great through balls. Different to anything we have and takes a good corner - cracking goal too!!
 
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Very good, always looking to play the ball forward.
 

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I think will see him swapping regularly now between Jensen / Marcondes / Ghoddos

To think we have Janelt / Norgarrd / DaSilva in that mix too.

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Goal and assist. Looked sharper in possession too. The minutes will only make him sharper moving forwards too. Could be massive if we have illness, injuries or suspensions in midfield or out wide.
 

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I think he's done well so far this evening. I doubt we'll be seeing him play wide too often going forward. Seems he is going to play in the cm spot of Jensen and Emiliano
Agreed, provides us with a different option in the middle of the park which we sorely need. Especially if Jensen will have to also provide cover for defensive midfield position until Norgaard back.
 
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Big 2nd half of the season for him. He looks so much fitter..
 

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He looked good tonight and looked a lot fitter. Some lovely passes and control. Really pleased he got his first goal which I think was very cooly taken. Potential highlight of the game the backheel flick late in the game to defending to win the ball back for us. Look forward to seeing more
 

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I thought, in addition to his assist and goal, that he took a lot of responsibility in the team. With so many young players around him, he seemed to keep central a lot and resist the temptation to play a more open game himself but always be available to take a pass or relieve pressure.
 

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Was very good tonight . Pick of the outfield players for me along with Fosu . Bodes well for the rest of the season hopefully.
 

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Very good and looked in his best position. I can't see the point in playing him on the wing. Should be looking to knock Emiliano down the pecking order.
 

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Thought he was excellent. MOM for me. Took responsibility and dictated the game for us. So pleased he got his goal and an excellent one to boot. His set pieces are v good too. He must have been knackered at the end of that, worked so hard, really good on and off the ball. Vital extra option in midfield with so many games coming up..
 

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Great performance tonight. Should be another option in ACM going forwards
 

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Broke the lines very well. Occasionally careless in possession but I think the movement of those around him was probably a bit more stilted tonight.
 

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I thought, in addition to his assist and goal, that he took a lot of responsibility in the team. With so many young players around him, he seemed to keep central a lot and resist the temptation to play a more open game himself but always be available to take a pass or relieve pressure.
Considering that he has played at a higher level I think it says volumes for his attitude that he's served his time playing B team games and getting his fitness up to be able to step up and do the job asked. Potentially a big player in supporting the established first team through to the end of the season and kicking on from there.

Lovely, difficult goal too.
 
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Had a great attitude out there last night, looks very lean and fit now, has obviously worked hard on that aspect, a great goal as well, also takes a mean corner, ran for the whole 90 mins and looks the part now, what a bonus for us coming into the 2nd half of the big push, he could well make the difference.
 

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Getting better. I wouldn’t say he’s lean but the match minutes are helping. Another cup game will give him the opportunity to start.
 
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He isn't fully lean yet, they are probably gonna need to work on his abs a little bit, but I must say in this league is a little buffed up isn't too bad, although muscle wise I mean.
He showed a great attitude in supporting the attack and defense, not a selfish player yesterday, very good play despite being out of his ordinary position.

The goal will get his confidence back up more and more, I'm sure he was very happy about the assist and the goal, and there is so much more to come from him. when I saw him play before I could probably say this is around 50% of what he is capable of doing.

Obviously, for me, he is going through the much-needed fire to get his old form back and i can't wait to see real fireworks. Just his vision off the ball runs and technique is very very good and his technique will just get better when he's got more tank and a little bit more relief of wanting to get the next to assist/goal.

Well done Saman, can't wait to see what you bring to the table next!
 

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I'm guessing there's a good chance of Benrahma's move being made permanent this window too then.

I expect Saman to start against Leicester and then to be a regular in the midfield rotation.
 

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Do you serious think that the Golds will pay up one second earlier than they have to?
From what Phil Giles has said I don't think it would make much if any difference to the payment schedule. They have to buy him anyway and they might want to free up the loan slot.
 

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Hopefully it can help him to settle in more! He has slowly started to look better, but with a new country, and several well documented off field issues it's understandable he's been a bit slow off the pace. I don't think we'll see the best of him until next season, but that could also have been said for players like Maupay.
 
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i agree with @Invipai with all the issues and sh*t he's gone through and his apendix surgery, he's finally making good progress, i too think we will see a complete different saman from what we are witnessing today in the second half of the season with greater impact. How many games do we have before the break?
 

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i agree with @Invipai with all the issues and sh*t he's gone through and his apendix surgery, he's finally making good progress, i too think we will see a complete different saman from what we are witnessing today in the second half of the season with greater impact. How many games do we have before the break?
Break?
 

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Hopefully it can help him to settle in more! He has slowly started to look better, but with a new country, and several well documented off field issues it's understandable he's been a bit slow off the pace. I don't think we'll see the best of him until next season, but that could also have been said for players like Maupay.
Can't see how you can compare him with Maupay or Ollie for instance, these were young players with development potential Saman is 27 ?
He can get fitter and seems to be doing so, but can't see development potential.
 

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Based only on the sample of one full game in the FA Cup, while he can always get fitter after so long out of regular matches, I was most impressed by his reading of the game. He sat back quite a lot supporting and encouraging the younger players around him, particularly Stevens and Gilbert, seemed to reach a point where he was confident in Rasmussen to let him get on with it and developed an understanding with Dervişoğlu witnessed by the second goal. Both the latter players he'd probably only met a couple of times. I believe he's turning into a valuable asset.
 

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Based only on the sample of one full game in the FA Cup, while he can always get fitter after so long out of regular matches, I was most impressed by his reading of the game. He sat back quite a lot supporting and encouraging the younger players around him, particularly Stevens and Gilbert, seemed to reach a point where he was confident in Rasmussen to let him get on with it and developed an understanding with Dervişoğlu witnessed by the second goal. Both the latter players he'd probably only met a couple of times. I believe he's turning into a valuable asset.
I think he's going to be a terrific player for us - hope I'm right!
 

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Can't see how you can compare him with Maupay or Ollie for instance, these were young players with development potential Saman is 27 ?
He can get fitter and seems to be doing so, but can't see development potential.
On average, 27 is around the start of players’ plateau. As Saman has been out of the game a fair bit over the last 2 years he might either have been permanently stalled or have a later plateau. Development and value of players is not all about them being saleable at profit towards the end of their contract (though this is important for many). He could still improve and repay the investment by performing on the pitch at the high levels we need. If he does so and we go up, he has a good season with us in the PL, £10m is chicken feed for an established, performing PL attacking midfielder aged 29 but still a huge profit. Or keeping him to the end of his deal and getting two seasons of good work at PL his original fee becomes a steal even if he goes off on a free.
 

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On average, 27 is around the start of players’ plateau. As Saman has been out of the game a fair bit over the last 2 years he might either have been permanently stalled or have a later plateau. Development and value of players is not all about them being saleable at profit towards the end of their contract (though this is important for many). He could still improve and repay the investment by performing on the pitch at the high levels we need. If he does so and we go up, he has a good season with us in the PL, £10m is chicken feed for an established, performing PL attacking midfielder aged 29 but still a huge profit. Or keeping him to the end of his deal and getting two seasons of good work at PL his original fee becomes a steal even if he goes off on a free.
Still don't see you can compare, it is like apples and pears.
 

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Still don't see you can compare, it is like apples and pears.
I agree you can’t compare with Neal and Ollie- completely different scenarios- I missed that part of the original post and was commenting on the broader issue of his value and potential.
 

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