Sergi Canos - signs to June 2023 (+1yr option) (44 Viewers)

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Excellent may be overstating it! He did ok, little more. Always tries hard and brings energy but slows the play down when running with it, passing not overly accurate, rarely weights a through ball correctly and looks like he’ll give away a foul every time he’s near an opposition player.

No need to overreact and want him out of the squad but, if we are going to achieve anything this year I think he’s a bit part player at most.

Nothing against the lad, think his attitude is great and always gives his all in the shirt just not quite good enough for a top six championship side.
Even if you’re correct “OK” is still a vast improvement on his last performance.
 

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I think recent posts in this thread sums up the volatility of the GPG.

Tuesday night, he was roundly criticised on here and rightly so after a very poor performance on top of quite a few uninspiring performances. I was one of many surprised that he started today. I would think everyone on here is pleased he has had a decent game today. Not outstanding, no assists, but decent including an excellent pass. BFC needs an in-form Sergi who contributes with goals and assists.

However, rather than just give an encouraging post to say, 'Well done Sergi, more of the same, etc', we either have posters now holding him up as a bit of a world beater, or others getting a bit of a dig in to anyone that criticised him the other night or expressing surprise he started today.

Maybe it's just the times we live in at the moment - lots of people (including me) are a bit short-tempered, frustrated we can't see games, or are a bit quick to react. However, we are not the Twitterati on here and the vast majority of posts and posters are normally very supportive of players and the club. People that questioned whether he should start today are not anti BFC and don't need to be call 'idiots' or 'need words rammed down our throats'.

Can't we just call it as it is without digging at each other? He was rubbish midweek and looked much better today. We hope we see more performances like today's, as that can only help the team.
 
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Even if you’re correct “OK” is still a vast improvement on his last performance.
Sergi did do, just ok. One pass. Great goal. One pass, Marcondes should’ve scored. But little else. Especially that pass to no one in the second half!!

He needs to keep it simple. Don’t over play it. Get his confidence back. That is all.
 

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Sergi did do, just ok. One pass. Great goal. One pass, Marcondes should’ve scored. But little else. Especially that pass to no one in the second half!!

He needs to keep it simple. Don’t over play it. Get his confidence back. That is all.
That's not fair. He closed players down relentlessly and not as clumsily as in previous performances. There was a great challenge in the first half. And he carried the ball forward at pace. I was surprised by his energy levels. He is never going to be Benrahma on the ball but we have been spoilt with 4 or 5 players who are clearly Premiership ready and it has given rise to the notion that players like Emiliano and Canos are not good enough for what we need when they are better than what most Championship teams can call on. Luton would love to have Canos in their team.
 

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Rather than denigrate and minimise why not just take pleasure in the fact that a player who has been really struggling recently put in an excellent performance today?
i wouldnt say he was excellent.....he was much improved but an excellent performance was by rico and jds and pinnock and toney,,,,,,he was miles better than tuesday and its a start but lets not get too carried away eh
 

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I think recent posts in this thread sums up the volatility of the GPG.

Tuesday night, he was roundly criticised on here and rightly so after a very poor performance on top of quite a few uninspiring performances. I was one of many surprised that he started today. I would think everyone on here is pleased he has had a decent game today. Not outstanding, no assists, but decent including an excellent pass. BFC needs an in-form Sergi who contributes with goals and assists.

However, rather than just give an encouraging post to say, 'Well done Sergi, more of the same, etc', we either have posters now holding him up as a bit of a world beater, or others getting a bit of a dig in to anyone that criticised him the other night or expressing surprise he started today.

Maybe it's just the times we live in at the moment - lots of people (including me) are a bit short-tempered, frustrated we can't see games, or are a bit quick to react. However, we are not the Twitterati on here and the vast majority of posts and posters are normally very supportive of players and the club. People that questioned whether he should start today are not anti BFC and don't need to be call 'idiots' or 'need words rammed down our throats'.

Can't we just call it as it is without digging at each other? He was rubbish midweek and looked much better today. We hope we see more performances like today's, as that can only help the team.
It’s not restricted to consideration of Sergi, almost every subject is a wrangle between extremes rather than balanced debate. I am as guilty as anyone. Football is passion and without a game to attend lots of our emotions have no true vent. I will try to be better but no promises!
 

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With the number of games back to back we will need everyone in the squad. He may not be in our first choice 11 but Sergi has a part to play and TF had played a blinder showing faith in him against lesser opposition and leaving him on for 90 minutes. He's a confidence player and will be full of it tonight

 

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I get what both sides of this debate are saying, but one match-winning moment and another potential one is all that is hoped for from several players in the first and second tiers. Great that Sergi lasted the ninety, too. His skills and athleticism will be required for a while yet, especially if augmented by the confidence he earned today.
 

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Sergi did do, just ok. One pass. Great goal. One pass, Marcondes should’ve scored. But little else. Especially that pass to no one in the second half!!

He needs to keep it simple. Don’t over play it. Get his confidence back. That is all.
He seemed to play the ball straight to the opposition or ran it out of play a bunch of times, but yeah, he's better at being a nuisance (from the opposition's perspective!) than trying to be an all-action winger.
 

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Sergi did do, just ok. One pass. Great goal. One pass, Marcondes should’ve scored. But little else. Especially that pass to no one in the second half!!

He needs to keep it simple. Don’t over play it. Get his confidence back. That is all.
He seemed to play the ball straight to the opposition or ran it out of play a bunch of times, but yeah, he's better at being a nuisance (from the opposition's perspective!) than trying to be an all-action winger.
Fk me, help me out somebody, can't think of the expression... what's the polar opposite of rose-tinted spectacles?

That's not fair. He closed players down relentlessly and not as clumsily as in previous performances. There was a great challenge in the first half. And he carried the ball forward at pace. I was surprised by his energy levels. He is never going to be Benrahma on the ball but we have been spoilt with 4 or 5 players who are clearly Premiership ready and it has given rise to the notion that players like Emiliano and Canos are not good enough for what we need when they are better than what most Championship teams can call on. Luton would love to have Canos in their team.
Thanks for a balanced assessment. Not forgetting his involvement in the first goal as well, and the fact that he dispossessed Luton on a handful of occasions, especially in the second half. A very good performance from Sergi.
 

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Fk me, help me out somebody, can't think of the expression... what's the polar opposite of rose-tinted spectacles?



Thanks for a balanced assessment. Not forgetting his involvement in the first goal as well, and the fact that he dispossessed Luton on a handful of occasions, especially in the second half. A very good performance from Sergi.
He played really well today, harassed opposition defence, worked well with both Toney (when Toney dropped deeper he pressed central defenders) and linked up with Rico. He also has a real eye for a pass as shown by the goal. Strangely i think he is less comfortable coming on as a sub and playing in the left attacking position and when used as a sub has more effect on the right when he can play as a natural winger using his stronger right foot to stretch the play and attack the full back. A different sort of player to Ghoddos so gives us options. What’s not to like !
 
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Fk me, help me out somebody, can't think of the expression... what's the polar opposite of rose-tinted spectacles?



Thanks for a balanced assessment. Not forgetting his involvement in the first goal as well, and the fact that he dispossessed Luton on a handful of occasions, especially in the second half. A very good performance from Sergi.
I’ve watched the game the same as you may have. I have an opinion and stick by it. Sergi hasn’t improved his game at all from when he first starred. You think differently behind your rose tinted specs. 🤷
 

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The Spaniard did ok , tried hard, good & not so good moments , something to build upon at least , needs a goal .
 

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I’ve watched the game the same as you may have. I have an opinion and stick by it. Sergi hasn’t improved his game at all from when he first starred. You think differently behind your rose tinted specs. 🤷
But at the same time he missed 90% of last season. That would prove to be a big set back to most.

Hes 23 lets give him the chance to play himself back into form.
 

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I’ve watched the game the same as you may have. I have an opinion and stick by it. Sergi hasn’t improved his game at all from when he first starred. You think differently behind your rose tinted specs. 🤷
I was very critical of him midweek, more or less mirroring what you say above. However, I think I am open-minded enough to accord credit where due. Would you entertain the possibility that you may have watched his performance today through the prism of the opinion you have formed of him recently?

In my view, it took an enormous amount of guts for a confidence player such as Sergi to have the determination to rise above self-doubt and social media negativity (which he was undoubtedly aware of) to produce such a gritty performance today. He didn't overplay. He kept it fairly simple, as you suggested he should. He was involved in the first two goals and should have been rewarded with an assist to at least one other. What I really liked was that he appeared to have reflected on the rashness of some of his play in the previous match, so that he didn't engage in risky play in his own half. And the challenges he made when out of possession were much better timed, so that he didn't give away free kicks unnecessarily.

Credit where due, as I said.
 

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Fk me, help me out somebody, can't think of the expression... what's the polar opposite of rose-tinted spectacles?



Thanks for a balanced assessment. Not forgetting his involvement in the first goal as well, and the fact that he dispossessed Luton on a handful of occasions, especially in the second half. A very good performance from Sergi.
Help out! "Foggy" - Foggy spectacles.
 

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If Canos is keeping out Fosu because Canos is better defensively then Fosu must get confused about which way we are kicking all the time.
If that’s the “reason” that’s being spun to justify Canos’s preferential treatment it’s just embarrassing 🙈
 
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Jeez. What can you say? We needed a player to buzz around and create openings. Instead, we got a poor passing, poor tackling, footballer..... time to take him out of the action.
 

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If Canos is keeping out Fosu because Canos is better defensively then Fosu must get confused about which way we are kicking all the time.
Maybe Fosu just punches people in training when he has to defend, I mean it's the only possible way to foul more unsubtly than Canos manages.
 
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Really frustrating to see him come on again, did well against Luton but totally useless today. Fosu must be doing something seriously wrong in training or Canos is somehow blackmailing Frank
 

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I used to feel like he looked good coming on as a sub but rarely performed when starting a match but not it seem the opposite based on his last three games. The inconsistency is so disappointing and doesn't show any real signs of improving on that aspect.
 

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Has no control of the ball anymore...it's sad to watch to be honest
Agree on both points. He’s got to stop trying that flick over the defender’s head he does in the middle of the pitch.
 

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was another embarrasing 25mins and ive had enough now.......nearly cost us the game and is like a headless chicken running around.......if tf thinks thats acceptable then fosu might as well leave now
 

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Agree on both points. He’s got to stop trying that flick over the defender’s head he does in the middle of the pitch.
We've been totally spoilt skill-wise by Benrahma. I thought Canos best place for us was coming on with 30 to go, but he can't terrorise tiring defences with fouls, misplaced passes and losing the ball. He's forgotten how to beat a man then lay it off.

Would love to have seen someone like Kadeem Harris come back here, currently plying his trade for bottom of the table Sheff Weds.
 
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Oh, and Canos isn’t an inverted winger either. He hasn’t a clue as to how to play that role. He plays right wing or not at all.
 
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He plays his best football on the right. Some wingers can invert well, some less so. He is not stretching the game when he gets possession because he is always looking inside. It is like he is being asked to play with one arm tied behind his back on the left.
 

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I’ve stuck up for Sergi so far but that was a Kamikaze cameo.

Given the fixture congestion it’s a bit difficult to see why Fosu isn’t getting minutes at the moment.
 

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He was crap. Simple as that. Nearly costing us a point with his reckless challenge.
Didnt though did he.

In fact i thought it was a foul but some refs might not give it and we are away on a counter.

Yep he wasnt great and needs a rest but im not going to stoop to the levels some of you are.
 

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We've been totally spoilt skill-wise by Benrahma. I thought Canos best place for us was coming on with 30 to go, but he can't terrorise tiring defences with fouls, misplaced passes and losing the ball. He's forgotten how to beat a man then lay it off.

Would love to have seen someone like Kadeem Harris come back here, currently plying his trade for bottom of the table Sheff Weds.
He won't be next week he has just been sent off.
 

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He plays his best football on the right. Some wingers can invert well, some less so. He is not stretching the game when he gets possession because he is always looking inside. It is like he is being asked to play with one arm tied behind his back on the left.
Agreed this is even more so when he comes on as a sub as not up to speed of game . When Forss came on he should have switched to right and da Silva left
 
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Right or left, if you can't see and pass to team-mates, beat a defender and you only foul opposition players, then you're not much use. He needs acres of space in front of him, then he's OK otherwise we need better.
 

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