Mathias Jensen

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I thought the standing ovation was for Dasilva coming on...

Anyway, he added an intelligent pressing, some good passes, won a header and a couple of shots, plus a smart little dribble out of our box late on to relieve some pressure. As usual, some risky passes but none as risky as the one Eriksen gave that almost lead to a goal for Southampton.
NYC wasn’t it but it was for a good performance, a win in the sun that meant safety and a kid coming on, a perfect storm on a perfect day, I think his open goal miss was more down to Wissa’s unbelievable miss by the way.
 

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I thought the standing ovation was for Dasilva coming on...

Anyway, he added an intelligent pressing, some good passes, won a header and a couple of shots, plus a smart little dribble out of our box late on to relieve some pressure. As usual, some risky passes but none as risky as the one Eriksen gave that almost lead to a goal for Southampton.

I think it wad more for Jensen and probably for two (or three reasons)
1. He played well
2. Most people don't like baiting a player / pile ons etc. Fine to say on here he didn't play well / you prefer x or whatever but not some of the over the top and unfair stuff.
3. We were winning
 

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NYC wasn’t it but it was for a good performance, a win in the sun that meant safety and a kid coming on, a perfect storm on a perfect day, I think his open goal miss was more down to Wissa’s unbelievable miss by the way.
Yes, it was NYC that got people excited now I look.
 

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Very good performance from him today. Well done young man. (y)
A win and a clean sheet 😱😱😱
Are you positive it was MJ playing?
We never win when he starts.
I have it on very good authority that he gave his shirt to a thirteen year old girl in the East Stand just before kick-off.
 

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Or just let it hit him and go in. Mind you Wissa accomplished the impossible too. It's only funny cos we won.
Missed a sitter, why did he try to hook it in with his left, when he is right footed.
Better today though.
We win 3-0. Jensen puts in a massive shift and plays one of his best games in a Bees shirt, and this is the discussion? Very sad.
 

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I thought Jensen was fair. To be more, positive or negative, would be a distorted report
Having the all Danish midfield gives us three players who can really pick a pass and feed our front three.
When we play a back five we need one of the midfield players to be more a box to box player to support front two.
 

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Another overrated player for me I’m afraid. Accept that’s not a popular view on here but ultimately professional football is brutal and players find their true level (in his case, championship - still an amazing level of football TBF).

Played in the euro semi final against England and you think he is championship, you have just poured cold water over your entire argument and made your opinion void on this topic, if you can make such a crass sweeping and wrong judgement the rest of your opinion has to be equally as knee jerk.
 

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Yeah, sorry. I just can’t believe how many people are pissed off because Jensen had a blinder! He’s one of our players ffs. I’m out of here.

A blinder?!?!?!

I think chipshopbee summed it up perfectly, because he did some good things and he did some bad things.

He didn't though, seem like a weak link, and he actually justified his starting role, which he doesnt always do.
 

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A blinder?!?!?!

I think chipshopbee summed it up perfectly, because he did some good things and he did some bad things.

He didn't though, seem like a weak link, and he actually justified his starting role, which he doesnt always do.
He never has been the weak link. He never has been “powderpuff”. Aggression has never been lacking in his game. You just need to watch the game properly with a critical eye on everything, especially what goes on off the ball. Simple as that. He should largely be defined by his role in the midfield collective. The shape of that midfield, and the protection it has afforded, in the last two home games, has been superb. No goals conceded. Common factor? Jensen and Eriksen. Both making plenty mistakes. This is completely normal. But both putting in a very disciplined shift.
 
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He never has been the weak link. He never has been “powderpuff”. Aggression has never been lacking in his game. You just need to watch the game properly with a critical eye on everything, especially what goes on off the ball. Simple as that. He should largely be defined by his role in the midfield collective. The shape of that midfield, and the protection it has afforded, in the last two home games, has been superb. No goals conceded. Common factor? Jensen and Eriksen. Both making plenty mistakes. This is completely normal. But both putting in a very disciplined shift.

It's like you're trying to have an argument. I said he justified his place. What more do you want from me?!
 

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He never has been the weak link. He never has been “powderpuff”. Aggression has never been lacking in his game. You just need to watch the game properly with a critical eye on everything, especially what goes on off the ball. Simple as that. He should largely be defined by his role in the midfield collective. The shape of that midfield, and the protection it has afforded, in the last two home games, has been superb. No goals conceded. Common factor? Jensen and Eriksen. Both making plenty mistakes. This is completely normal. But both putting in a very disciplined shift.
I think we just have to accept there are some players some fans will never see in a vaguely balanced way and that has always been the case. It would be nice if one of the sports studies students who every year ask us to fill in questionnaires for their dissertations had the wit to investigate that rather than “do you think football is good value for munny?”

I think the reality is that it is no coincidence that players whose entire time of being regularly played in the team during its most successful period since the 1930s are all very good and all far superior to pretty much anyone who played for us 1950-2010. Adjusting for the change in the game, that lovely reunion at half time with the class of 92 was a bunch of lads who’d be nowhere near our first team in the last couple of years. Which is no slight on them and how great they were for the level we then were at.
 

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It's like you're trying to have an argument. I said he justified his place. What more do you want from me?!
I want a full, written apology for previous lazy assumptions, confirmation bias and lack of critical analysis.

Let me phrase it alternatively: I’m right and your wrong. And you’ll just need to learn to live with this. 😉😉
 

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I want a full, written apology for previous lazy assumptions, confirmation bias and lack of critical analysis.

Let me phrase it alternatively: I’m right and your wrong. And you’ll just need to learn to live with this. 😉😉
Good job you packed in the teaching! ;)
 

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I want a full, written apology for previous lazy assumptions, confirmation bias and lack of critical analysis.

Let me phrase it alternatively: I’m right and your wrong. And you’ll just need to learn to live with this. 😉😉
Awks.

It’s you’re 🦄
 

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I think we just have to accept there are some players some fans will never see in a vaguely balanced way and that has always been the case. It would be nice if one of the sports studies students who every year ask us to fill in questionnaires for their dissertations had the wit to investigate that rather than “do you think football is good value for munny?”

I think the reality is that it is no coincidence that players whose entire time of being regularly played in the team during its most successful period since the 1930s are all very good and all far superior to pretty much anyone who played for us 1950-2010. Adjusting for the change in the game, that lovely reunion at half time with the class of 92 was a bunch of lads who’d be nowhere near our first team in the last couple of years. Which is no slight on them and how great they were for the level we then were at.
That’s a much more responsible and mature response than any of mine. Spot on. 👍
 

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I think we just have to accept there are some players some fans will never see in a vaguely balanced way and that has always been the case. It would be nice if one of the sports studies students who every year ask us to fill in questionnaires for their dissertations had the wit to investigate that rather than “do you think football is good value for munny?”

I think the reality is that it is no coincidence that players whose entire time of being regularly played in the team during its most successful period since the 1930s are all very good and all far superior to pretty much anyone who played for us 1950-2010. Adjusting for the change in the game, that lovely reunion at half time with the class of 92 was a bunch of lads who’d be nowhere near our first team in the last couple of years. Which is no slight on them and how great they were for the level we then were at.
19 starts, one win where we were actually winning when he left the pitch, that’s half a season, 19 starts due to covid and injury, a niggle on an exhausted Janelt, a really rusty JDS nowhere near ready, I enjoyed his performance yesterday but it doesn’t suddenly make up for the more awkward ones, I enjoyed everything about yesterday except for the crap on here last night, one assist and no goals in 31 games. He’s a very good player but we still need better imo and I think we will get better. It would be interesting to know what the hierarchy think.
 

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19 starts, one win where we were actually winning when he left the pitch, that’s half a season, 19 starts due to covid and injury, a niggle on an exhausted Janelt, a really rusty JDS nowhere near ready, I enjoyed his performance yesterday but it doesn’t suddenly make up for the more awkward ones, I enjoyed everything about yesterday except for the crap on here last night, one assist and no goals in 31 games. He’s a very good player but we still need better imo and I think we will get better. It would be interesting to know what the hierarchy think.
If Eriksen stays, there's a lot to like about our centre midfield next season i think - before CE's arrival and JDS's return it was a weakpoint at times, but Eriksen / Norgaard / Dasilva with Jensen, Janelt, Onyeka, Baptiste, Bidstrup as backups... that's decent. You'd probably end up wanting Shandon to go out on loan really.

I think Matty's in a great position here, with Eriksen to show him how to really apply the ability he has. If he doesn't improve, i can see Dasilva taking some minutes off him next year and him not being involved quite so much (but still a useful squad member). But fingers crossed CE will help to push him up a level too...
 

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Hmmm. I thought he was characteristically aggressive but it was a great result.
Fair play, fair play! I guess for me he stood out battling for 50/50s and headers like a Janelt or Norgaard – something you don't necessarily associate with Jensen or Eriksen who rightly or wrongly get the "technical midfielder" tag.

I'm not saying Jensen ever hides or gives less than 100%, it's just a side of his game that doesn't always come off for him. Really hope he does well.
 

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Or just let it hit him and go in. Mind you Wissa accomplished the impossible too. It's only funny cos we won.
If he just let Wissa's driven cross 'hit him' it would've gone a yard behind MJ's run, as he had to pull his left peg back just to initiate contact with the ball.

It was very similar to the (1st half) cross he got from Wissa at The King Power, in that it was behind his run and with momentum he couldn't possibly check back to fully meet the flight of the ball.

Strange how some people on here see that action btw.
 

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He’s at Stoke City. 😁
And Jota is now playing for no one but is the same age. Yet we still see him as one of the most exciting players we've had over the last 10 years. 🤷‍♂️😉
 

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If he just let Wissa's driven cross 'hit him' it would've gone a yard behind MJ's run, as he had to pull his left peg back just to initiate contact with the ball.

It was very similar to the (1st half) cross he got from Wissa at The King Power, in that it was behind his run and with momentum he couldn't possibly check back to fully meet the flight of the ball.

Strange how some people on here see that action btw.
I suppose it depends where you are sitting. I'm mid North stand
 

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