Josh Dasilva - Signs to June 2024

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had an awful first half, kept losing the ball, didn't look match sharp, but came up with the goods when it mattered. That's the quality difference that wins you leagues..
 

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I was trying to think of a player he reminds me of with his drive, quick pace with the ball, quality passing and shooting.

Reminding me a bit of Yaya Toure - bear in mind hes still only 22 - Yaya didnt really turn quality until he went to City (when he was 27)

I dread to think how good this boy is going to get. Will be a £40-50m player in a couple of years.
 

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To me, Josh's outstanding attribute is his ability to hold onto the ball. More than any of our other players he can get the ball and it sticks to his feet like glue while he's being tackled by 2 or more opposition players. I often relax and enjoy watching the opposition get frustrated that they just can't get the ball off him.
 

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To me, Josh's outstanding attribute is his ability to hold onto the ball. More than any of our other players he can get the ball and it sticks to his feet like glue while he's being tackled by 2 or more opposition players. I often relax and enjoy watching the opposition get frustrated that they just can't get the ball off him.
Yep. When he's on form, he's unstoppable. Even fouling him doesn't work, most of the time, as he's too strong.
 

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If he was still at Arsenal,at the very least he would be in the Europa League squad.
 

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Think an area where Josh could improve would be adding a bit more aggression to his game.. bearing in mind hes a big chap he loses out in 50/50s a bit too often imo.
 

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Think an area where Josh could improve would be adding a bit more aggression to his game.. bearing in mind hes a big chap he loses out in 50/50s a bit too often imo.
Agree, he's too easy to run past as well, but he's our most important player after Toney and can be unplayable with the ball when fully fit.
 

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Per Wikipedia, he is 22 and has played 67 games in the Championship this season/last season.

For a player who plays as an ‘8’ whose role is to assist and score, eg a lot of running, I suspect he is absolutely knackered.

Limited midfield depth, especially in a 4-3-3 and from what I see midfield team mates who just are not good enough.
 

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Per Wikipedia, he is 22 and has played 67 games in the Championship this season/last season.

For a player who plays as an ‘8’ whose role is to assist and score, eg a lot of running, I suspect he is absolutely knackered.

Limited midfield depth, especially in a 4-3-3 and from what I see midfield team mates who just are not good enough.
Pray tell who are his midfield team mates who are not good enough, he has been distinctly average for a few games now, maybe carrying an injury, who knows
 

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TF said he’s been playing with a slight hip injury...
 

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No need to pray. Marcondes isn’t good enough. Ghodos, I don’t know where he is meant to be play (anyone?) but he isn’t good enough. Jenson who seems to be rated highly by a lot of the GPG is a good passer and has good vision but can’t tackle his way out of a paper bag (and yes for centre mid you do need to have physicality - sorry to be so old fashioned). Da Silva is a good player but like Pinnock is probably a bit “Broken” by the number of games.
 

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At the post match interview TF did mention JDS was carrying a knock along with HD. We've increasingly got an injury list that resembles a casualty clearing station. Since Josh is our ball carrier whose surging runs break down the oppositions defence this reduces our effectiveness considerably, he has been a pale imitation of his usual self In the last 3 games. Quite what the answer is I don't know as the games are unrelenting.
 

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At the post match interview TF did mention JDS was carrying a knock along with HD. We've increasingly got an injury list that resembles a casualty clearing station. Since Josh is our ball carrier whose surging runs break down the oppositions defence this reduces our effectiveness considerably, he has been a pale imitation of his usual self In the last 3 games. Quite what the answer is I don't know as the games are unrelenting.
Which is why I didn't understand the argument that "we've got players returning from injury" for not strengthening the squad in January. It's not a static situation - for every player that returns from injury, you can lose an equivalent number or more in the same time period.
 

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Which is why I didn't understand the argument that "we've got players returning from injury" for not strengthening the squad in January. It's not a static situation - for every player that returns from injury, you can lose an equivalent number or more in the same time period.
Yes it's a war of attrition and one in which we're currently suffering heavy casualties :unsure: .
 

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Which is why I didn't understand the argument that "we've got players returning from injury" for not strengthening the squad in January. It's not a static situation - for every player that returns from injury, you can lose an equivalent number or more in the same time period.
So, we should buy and stockpile players as insurance against unforeseen future injuries? I bet you were one of those who emptied the shelves of bog roll, pasta and soap last spring, weren't you?
 

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So, we should buy and stockpile players as insurance against unforeseen future injuries? I bet you were one of those who emptied the shelves of bog roll, pasta and soap last spring, weren't you?
Hahaha not a chance. I'm not saying we should stockpile players, rather that that particular argument for not signing a bit more cover is flawed. Given this year's schedule and our strong position in the league, we need enough resources of sufficient quality to get us through.

In 2009, we had the ability to use emergency loans to bring in a new striker every time one got injured to get us over the line - we can't do that now, so a degree of forward planning is needed, which shouldn't assume the best case scenario will come to fruition.
 

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Hahaha not a chance. I'm not saying we should stockpile players, rather that that particular argument for not signing a bit more cover is flawed. Given this year's schedule and our strong position in the league, we need enough resources of sufficient quality to get us through.

In 2009, we had the ability to use emergency loans to bring in a new striker every time one got injured to get us over the line - we can't do that now, so a degree of forward planning is needed, which shouldn't assume the best case scenario will come to fruition.
So, in short, you don't think our club do forward planning but just make it up as they go along. Come on.
 

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It has been mentioned that players we were interested in the last transfer window did not come to us for various reasons. Kidnapping is no longer legal to get people on board.
 

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No need to pray. Marcondes isn’t good enough. Ghodos, I don’t know where he is meant to be play (anyone?) but he isn’t good enough. Jenson who seems to be rated highly by a lot of the GPG is a good passer and has good vision but can’t tackle his way out of a paper bag (and yes for centre mid you do need to have physicality - sorry to be so old fashioned). Da Silva is a good player but like Pinnock is probably a bit “Broken” by the number of games.
I have to agree with you. I really cant see how some on here. Seem to think if you can pass the ball then your exempt from putting in a tackle. The truth of the matter is our midfield is the weak link.
 

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TF didn't say he was out tomorrow, just said that he's not starting.
 

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He also said Toney is not starting according to the quote on the website but I will be shocked to see him in the squad tomorrow
I wondered the same - said it isn't as bad as first thought but don't think he said he's not in the squad...could be wrong though but that would be a huge boost.
 

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He also said Toney is not starting according to the quote on the website but I will be shocked to see him in the squad tomorrow
Toney and Josh on the bench tonight then ;)
 

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Does anyone else think the JDS fitness/injury issue is a bit like Nico Yennaris had? Where he played selected games and then needed some sort of procedure at the end of the season? I'm worried that we won't see him say, play the last ten games. Doesn't seem like he is 'every game' condition.
 

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Does anyone else think the JDS fitness/injury issue is a bit like Nico Yennaris had? Where he played selected games and then needed some sort of procedure at the end of the season? I'm worried that we won't see him say, play the last ten games. Doesn't seem like he is 'every game' condition.
Bit of a worry but thought he looked a lot sharper last night
 

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Clearly not fit. Hardly in it today apart from one run past their left back second half. Seems to be glued to the right wing at the moment too?
 

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The problem is he's a player who performs at his best when he has a run in the side IMO. Hard to give him that if he isn't properly fit.

I hoped his 3 game suspension would give him all the rest he needed, but unfortunately not.
 

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Yeah I think if he isn't able to make those runs that are so important for us he is better off being rested now we have a few players back in midfield. When fully fit though he always starts for me.
 

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I’d like to see JDS taken out of the side for a few games now. Get the injury sorted or he’ll be no influence on a game. We don’t want to see another flat performance as we saw today. Pointless for us and him.
 

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Passing thought. I think Josh DaSilva has attributes to play wide right in a team, as well as central.

Although I wouldn’t always use him there as it takes him away from central where he’s so effective, I think it’s a genuine option alongside a central midfield of Norgaard-Janelt-Jensen on occasion
 

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If he has an injury then pull him out of the side.
 

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If he has an injury then pull him out of the side.
This has got to be the best option – to get him back to his former self for the later part of the season. With Nørgaard and Marcondes returning to fitness and Ghoddos beginning to show his true colours, we have a number of options coming up: Emi and Saman where a more attacking role is needed and Janelt when more box-to-box energy is required.
 

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This has got to be the best option – to get him back to his former self for the later part of the season. With Nørgaard and Marcondes returning to fitness and Ghoddos beginning to show his true colours, we have a number of options coming up: Emi and Saman where a more attacking role is needed and Janelt when more box-to-box energy is required.
Exactly, and we have Zamburek and the unknown Bidstrup in reserve.
 

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Think it’ll be good to have him in the squad tomorrow and then potentially completely rest him for a couple of weeks (maybe until the derby game). He looks absolutely shot at the moment and TF said he’s playing with a small niggle.
 

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