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The last time I checked if you don't shoot ON TARGET then you don't score. Sergi is looking comfortable in possession and is a real threat to the opposition as he manoeuvres his way into crossing positions and does so with his head up. Very good player and he'd always start for me if fit.
Slight edit. Hope you don't mind. :rolleyes:
 

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Quite frankly I do mind because by making that change you're completely missing the point.
Fair enough. I now see you were responding to ‘nana. If you fire a shotgun at a dart board the odds of hitting the bullseye with one of the many pellets is quite good. However if you use a snipers rifle you hit the bullseye with every shot and in many games we will only get a couple of shots. Nothing wrong with our quantity but quality needs tweaking.
 

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The last time I checked if you don't shoot then you don't score. Sergi is looking comfortable in possession and is a real threat to the opposition as he manoeuvres his way into crossing positions and does so with his head up. Very good player and he'd always start for me if fit.
I can shoot all day long and not score. His decision making, whilst I will acknowledge may have improved, is still not very good. Rather than shoot from outside the area he should be looking what the alternatives are. You know it's a basic tenet of this club is to improve the chances of the team scoring a goal - blasting balls over from outside the box when there are better placed options doesn't fit with our model.
 

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I can shoot all day long and not score. His decision making, whilst I will acknowledge may have improved, is still not very good. Rather than shoot from outside the area he should be looking what the alternatives are. You know it's a basic tenet of this club is to improve the chances of the team scoring a goal - blasting balls over from outside the box when there are better placed options doesn't fit with our model.
Absolutely agree with your point in bold, and used to hate standing on ER and listening to idiots shout "shooooooot" eveytime one of our players got within 45 yards of the oppo goal. But maybe those in charge have identified Sergi as one of out players who has a decent chance of creating something (direct goal, keeper parry, deflection, bobble through to a teammate etc) from the range he's shooting from? I'm sure if he was doing something that wasn't advised to do, he would have been told.....and stopped by now.....
 

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IHMO, the primary purpose of some shots from outside the box early in a game is to ensure the opposition defence don't get comfortable with our primary POMO attacking strategy that their analysts will have informed them of.
 

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I can shoot all day long and not score. His decision making, whilst I will acknowledge may have improved, is still not very good. Rather than shoot from outside the area he should be looking what the alternatives are. You know it's a basic tenet of this club is to improve the chances of the team scoring a goal - blasting balls over from outside the box when there are better placed options doesn't fit with our model.
I understand your point, sometimes we may have players in better positions, but a pass to them isnt always possible.
I recall a quote from a Liverpool player of the Shankly/Paisley era saying shooting and missing the goal wasnt the worst thing, being caught in possession or the keeper saving it was because the opponents regain the ball and could launch an attack immediately.
On Wednesday I thought the end results from Saman & Sergio combined was what we would like to see every game.
 

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It is a basic tenet of the club to get into POMOs and to favour high probability shots. But if that’s all we do, we become very predictable and can be shut out by defensively organised teams (helloo Colin!). What Sergi brings is the ability to mix it up and to spot and score from more marginal positions. When, as now, he’s playing well and choosing between advancing the team into an opening for a 6 yard tap in and cutting in to unleash a shot, he removes that predictability. Said did the same. Bryan does the same in reverse when he is open to going outside on his right foot rather than always cutting in on his left. Defending against it means freeing up space for the other forwards.

If anyone was just regularly letting fly from 40 yards when there were better placed players to pass to they’d be getting notes from TF. But that unconfident hoofing is not what we’re seeing.
 
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Sergi's decision making can be questionable at times but he brings something to the side that no one else really does now since Said left and that's take the ball from wide and drive in centrally. It does result in him going for goal when he shouldn't, but I'd rather a confident Canos taking shots and missing clearer passes than a Canos devoid of confidence who doesn't want the ball.
 

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Sergi's decision making can be questionable at times but he brings something to the side that no one else really does now since Said left and that's take the ball from wide and drive in centrally. It does result in him going for goal when he shouldn't, but I'd rather a confident Canos taking shots and missing clearer passes than a Canos devoid of confidence who doesn't want the ball.
Totally agree. Sergi has the skill and ability but unfortunately he doesn’t look up when in possession. Very much a head down and run.
 

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Totally agree. Sergi has the skill and ability but unfortunately he doesn’t look up when in possession. Very much a head down and run.
I don't think that's fair. I think he's improved that side of his game immensely this season. He's picking out some v intelligent balls forward.. As for his shooting, I've no issue with that as long as he doesn't do it all the time. The opposition need to know there's also a danger if they stand off a player.
 

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Fair enough. I now see you were responding to ‘nana. If you fire a shotgun at a dart board the odds of hitting the bullseye with one of the many pellets is quite good. However if you use a snipers rifle you hit the bullseye with every shot and in many games we will only get a couple of shots. Nothing wrong with our quantity but quality needs tweaking.
The act of shooting in its displays an aggressive intent which unsettles defenders more than endless passing with no end product. In addition off target shots don't always stay off target.
 

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Opposition fans now nearly always mention him as one of our more dangerous players.
On Sky it has long been the case for a number of seasons. To our eyes, particularly 2-3 years ago, us here would be all a bit like "Sergi...argh", but come the time his number was held up around 60 mins, Don Goodman or whoever would question "why Brentford are taking Canos off, when he's give 'is team some joy down this right hand side".
 

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Maybe they were tiring anyway but he completely changed the run of the game - i moved quickly form hoping for a point to take all three..well done Sergi!
 

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The two starting wingers right now is an easy pick. Fosu and Canos. Brilliant impact together with Ghoddos who I think support and link up with Toney in a great way.
 

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Fair to say Sergi loves Reading away! Made the difference today and that's all you can ask from a sub!
 

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To be fair, he came on at a brilliant time - Reading were cooked, You just have to look at their tracking for our two late goals, legs were completely gone.
Difficult to know whether that was tactical masterstroke by TF hoping Reading would run out of legs and Sergi would run them ragged or whether he'd been thinking to rest him and that's the way it worked out anyway but yes, he was absolute dynamite when he came on and is hitting a rich vein of form.
 

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Difficult to know whether that was tactical masterstroke by TF hoping Reading would run out of legs and Sergi would run them ragged or whether he'd been thinking to rest him and that's the way it worked out anyway but yes, he was absolute dynamite when he came on and is hitting a rich vein of form.
Sergi prob wasn't at his best on Saturday and Bryan came on and got an assist. Was the other way round today, Bryan will definitely be better in the next game after getting minutes in his legs, we're in a very strong position being able to rotate these guys and Fosu. JDS went wide this evening when Ghoddos came on, not a bad option on the wing either!!
 

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Sergi prob wasn't at his best on Saturday and Bryan came on and got an assist. Was the other way round today, Bryan will definitely be better in the next game after getting minutes in his legs, we're in a very strong position being able to rotate these guys and Fosu. JDS went wide this evening when Ghoddos came on, not a bad option on the wing either!!
couldn't agree more, with the relentness volume of games, players need to be rested and rotated and they're all pulling their weight in different ways and as others come back from injury, our options only get better. but sergi is so clearly a confidence player in many respects and it's good to see that he was champing at the bit to do his stuff tonight and that he delivered for us in such a spectacular fashion.
 

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I'm quite sure that Toney was very happy that Sergi hasn't listened to advice about shooting from distance!
Absolutely nothing wrong with shooting from distance. Tonight we had 5 shots, 4 on target and 1 blocked. It's when we have 21 shots and only 4 on target that criticism is warranted.
 

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Shooting from distance can have benefits but is largely wasteful... One of the main benefits though of having a couple of players who can score long rangers is that defences know that they can't simply sit deep against you. If they don't come out to meet the player, then you could pull the trigger and score (like Canos and JDS can). That in turn can create space to work and pass your way into.

However as said it can also waste possession quite often, so it's still best to shoot from distance where there is some semblance that something could happen. Canos's shot tonight was probably a bit silly...no way he was going to get the power in it to get past the goalkeeper. Fortunately he spilled it however but I still think he shouldn't have taken that on.
 

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Not sure I agree with that. Yes he does miss the target a few times but I’ll take a player playing with that level of confidence over one that recycles possession endlessly any day. He’s a forward

Obviously it’s a balance, but I don’t think Sergi is shooting too much right now. He’s rightly buzzing and thinks he has defenders on ropes and that he’ll score with every shot. He’s looking to make things happen. And it doesn’t need to result in a worldie , could force a corner, a lucky rebound to the feet of Ivan, deflection etc. Got to shoot to score.

If that desire is coached out of him ( like you’re suggesting Frank should tell him to) then you get a very different Sergi I guarantee. Confidence player.
👀👀 gotta shoot to score. Well done Sergi
 

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Actually, I think Thomas' team selection was absolutely correct. Reading are most dangerous creating from wide and both Fosu and Mbeumo do and did a lot of defensive work in the first hour – something Canós ranks behind them in. As Reading tired and the game opened up, Sergi was the man.
 

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Actually, I think Thomas' team selection was absolutely correct. Reading are most dangerous creating from wide and both Fosu and Mbeumo do and did a lot of defensive work in the first hour – something Canós ranks behind them in. As Reading tired and the game opened up, Sergi was the man.
Yes indeed , though we were excellent " off the ball " then worked wonders when we got the possession that hard work earnt us.
 

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Actually, I think Thomas' team selection was absolutely correct. Reading are most dangerous creating from wide and both Fosu and Mbeumo do and did a lot of defensive work in the first hour – something Canós ranks behind them in. As Reading tired and the game opened up, Sergi was the man.
Sergi tries but invariably gives away a foul. Going forward though he is 'the man'
 

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Credit to Sergi and the backroom staff as his development over this season has been brilliant. Still not the finished article in some areas but an important member of the squad now. Does help when you have 2 or 3 good players vying for the same position so there are no guaranteed starting slots in the team, which we have.
 

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