Frank Onyeka

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I hope there is a player there but last 2 performances have been very short.

Got caught on the ball a few times tonight, seemed half a pace off when getting back.

No key passes.
 

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Deserved to be pulled off after 45 not 55.
Every time he gets the ball he gets out muscled and is far too easy to play against.
I would drop the Frank the Tank moniker unless of course it is in recognition of a Thomas the tank character I have yet to read about.
If he keeps giving the ball away, it'll be Frank the Shank.
 

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Didn’t ever seem to be quite in the right position defensively and didn’t move the ball at the right time, going off into some blind alleys, when in possession. His touches always seem to then lead to him stretching to get a pass away.
Shandon showed him what a proper first touch looked like when he came on and seems so much closer to what we need in that position.
 

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Not a fan at tye moment. Way off right now, which is a huge disappointment.

He was a big signing for us and wasn't cheap. I certainly won't be writing him off just yet
 

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Yet to impress me I’m afraid. He needs to make more of a contribution in games to justify the not insignificant fee we paid for him.He get’s around the pitch alright but there is a lack of quality in what he does .
Hopefully given time this will improve 🤞
 

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Someone needs to have a word with Frank as he was encroaching a metre into the area on Bryan's penalty, on another day it may have had to be retaken.

We got away with it last night, but just make sure everyone's on the same page.
 

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Called up to the Nigeria squad for AFCON
 

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and our huge squad loses a player for three /four weeks .Wonderful news :-(
But he'll come back a more effective player. Try and look on the bright side of life, de dum; de dum, de dum, de dum.
 

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It may turn out to our advantage, but you're right it may not, but that's life.
 

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No doubt it will be the Jensen thread that will light up bright again tonight (and on social media too) but there is much more reason for this one to do so.
 

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No doubt it will be the Jensen thread that will light up bright again tonight (and on social media too) but there is much more reason for this one to do so.
We paid a fair amount of money for him too. Strange for us to get it soooo wrong? I mean, yes, he's got the 'athleticism' but basic technique is lacking.
 
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He looks surprised every time he gets the ball. And then even more surprised when the oppo close him down.
I think that applies to all our players. They seem shocked to be closed down, don’t protect the ball when they win it, and don’t release the ball early enough. Norgaard tonight was the worst, in my view.
 

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We paid a fair amount of money for him too. Strange for us to get it soooo wrong? I mean, yes, he's got the 'athleticism' but basic technique is lacking.
Rabbit caught in headlights when he has the ball. A PL Eddie Hutchinson.
 

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It is the technique isn’t it, he hasn’t got good enough ability to play through midfield. Certainly has attributes and won’t be the first player to struggle with their opening season in the PL.
 

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Needs to be better on the ball.
 

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No doubt it will be the Jensen thread that will light up bright again tonight (and on social media too) but there is much more reason for this one to do so.
Much more reason? He came on at 2-0 down, the damage was done. He wasn’t good today, but we were much better second half, can hardly blame someone for a 2-0 loss when we were 2-0 down when they came on.
 

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Much more reason? He came on at 2-0 down, the damage was done. He wasn’t good today, but we were much better second half, can hardly blame someone for a 2-0 loss when we were 2-0 down when they came on.
He was absolute pony, to be fair…
 

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Much more reason? He came on at 2-0 down, the damage was done. He wasn’t good today, but we were much better second half, can hardly blame someone for a 2-0 loss when we were 2-0 down when they came on.

I am not just talking about his performance tonight. There is physicality there, no doubt, but technically he looks a long way off the quality we require and I am not sure that improves the longer a player stays.

Based on what we have seen so far I honestly don't think he brings very much more to the team than Jensen but its the latter who always get the brickbats, hence my post.
 

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Rabbit caught in headlights when he has the ball. A PL Eddie Hutchinson.
Strange that it’s a turd of an opinion to mention Jensen’s latest nothing performance but happily mug off DTT, imo both have disappointed this season but one has been here 6 months and the other one 2.5 years. I know which one deserves a bit more time before totally binning him but it hasn’t been a good start.
 

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We paid a fair amount of money for him too. Strange for us to get it soooo wrong? I mean, yes, he's got the 'athleticism' but basic technique is lacking.
This is what I’m thinking. I have £10m in my head is that right ? We would have had the inside from FCM also . Did we compete with anyone for his services ? There is always the one season adjustment factor , but I see a lot less know how than say the “general” for insistance.
 

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Obviously, but to pin the blame for a 2-0 loss on a player who wasn’t even on the pitch when we conceded 2 is just stretching.

I didn't blame him for the loss; I said if Jensen was getting criticism he should as well.
 

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Strange that it’s a turd of an opinion to mention Jensen’s latest nothing performance but happily mug off DTT, imo both have disappointed this season but one has been here 6 months and the other one 2.5 years. I know which one deserves a bit more time before totally binning him but it hasn’t been a good start.
Balancing out the turd of opinions on our team. Frank was no better than Jensen yesterday and Jensen was no better than Frank. But the abuse on Jensen thread is OTT. The whole team was turd. Even Norgaard put in a performance that was turd.
 

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Balancing out the turd of opinions on our team. Frank was no better than Jensen yesterday and Jensen was no better than Frank. But the abuse on Jensen thread is OTT. The whole team was turd. Even Norgaard put in a performance that was turd.
Frank was better than Jensen yesterday for me. You seemed to get ridiculously offended re Jensen IIRC.

I didn't think Frank was too bad last night ironically, he drove us forward when he got the opportunity. It's always difficult coming on when we're 2-0 down but I don't think he weakened the team by any stretch when he came on. He's certainly rusty but we signed him for 10mill for a reason and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him become an important player for us next season.
 

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Frank was better than Jensen yesterday for me. You seemed to get ridiculously offended re Jensen IIRC.

I didn't think Frank was too bad last night ironically, he drove us forward when he got the opportunity. It's always difficult coming on when we're 2-0 down but I don't think he weakened the team by any stretch when he came on. He's certainly rusty but we signed him for 10mill for a reason and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him become an important player for us next season.
Not offended just don't agree with scapegoating a single player for a whole team performance that was a shambles. And I never said Frank weakened just no better than Jensen or any other player yesterday. Everyone looked better second half because Brighton sat back for last 30minutes.
 

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report says 3 The full list of Premier League players who could miss fixtures if Afcon goes ahead

Brentford​

  • Julian Jeanvier (Guinea)
  • Frank Onyeka (Nigeria)
  • Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana)
The key word there was COULD. The article simply looked at African players in Premier League squads. Doesn't mean every player will be selected by his country.

Jeanvier has not been selected by Guinea:

 

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He was better than Jensen, and Jensen was part of the team that bad us 2-0 down, Frank wasn’t.

Yeah, he was - one of the better parts, in my view, though clearly Frank did not agree.
 
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