Shandon Baptiste

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Sorry, disappointed. Not enough involvement. Suggest his heat/touch map might be a bit thin?
 

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Great in patches, but it was patches.

Didn’t impose himself on the game across the entire ninety minutes but when he had moments on the ball he showed top quality.
 

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This man holds keys. Keys that will unlock defenses. He needs games. Many games.

Remember Canos coming back from his ACL in a divison lower.

I fear and hope I am wrong in saying this lad is made of glass.

Keep him fit, with games, we have one very special player
 

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Would like to see him drop deeper as well as in the pocket he finds himself in most of the time to pick the ball up like JDS does. Our defense lacks an out ball into the middle.
 

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quality on the ball, a player who makes things happen and unlocks defences - the more he plays the better he'll get!
I agree. I thought he looked dangerous at times. He reminds me of Sawyers. It took a while for the fans to come round with Sawyers, and if he can get a run of games under his belt, he’ll make goals and the fans will like the special qualities that he adds to the team.
 

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Fans need to remember that he was signed from League 1 and never really had any game time in the Championship. Then had a series of major Injuries.

It's beyond belief how many players in this team have followed this path.

I'd love to see him get a run of 10 games in because there no way he is 100% match fit yet.

Lots more to come
 

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Sorry, disappointed. Not enough involvement. Suggest his heat/touch map might be a bit thin?
Oddly enough, I said to my son at half time "Onyeka's hardly been involved"... he said, that's because it's Baptiste playing! He did seem to flit in and out of the game in the way Frank does but came to life in the last phase of all-out attack. I'd have hooked him but I guess that's why I'm not the manager.
 

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He is new to the premier league and is probably just about match fit…..
 
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I agree. I thought he looked dangerous at times. He reminds me of Sawyers. It took a while for the fans to come round with Sawyers, and if he can get a run of games under his belt, he’ll make goals and the fans will like the special qualities that he adds to the team.
Some of our fans :judge:
The simple ones
 

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Stared brightly but seemed to drop of after they scored and did not get back to the same level of intensity. I think he has a lot to offer but in the position he plays he needs to have more impact on the whole game like JDS did/ can do.
 

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Started well and then disappeared a bit, was surprised it wasn't him hooked when Jensen went off but guess it's all about fitness. Came to life a bit more towards the end. Not afraid to get in the box and shoot which is a major plus from midfield! Does look very comfortable receiving the ball in tight spaces which is something we really need in there too. All a big learning curve for him as he's hardly played at any level really. Looks like there's loads more to come from him though.... (y)
 

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Awful journalism. Not a clue where Shandon is coming from. And he hasn't played that much either due to injury.

May be they mean 'will improved'. For sure he will, as long as he is not broken in the meantime
 

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Clearly a well researched verdict, no doubt based on first hand knowledge. :rolleyes:
 
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Couple of nice mazy runs tonight where the ball seemed to stick to him like glue; can’t wait to see him start doing that higher up the pitch
 

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Exciting talent, if he can stay fit we have a real player on our hands
 

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Need to get him involved more and further up the pitch.. Want him making those runs into the oppo penalty area, not out of our own!! Couple of great individual moments but otherwise didn't really get on the ball enough..
 

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Absoutle class tonight. He might beat Ivan and Rico to an England call up if he keeps up that level of performance.
 

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......head down and went at them👏👏
 

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I thought he was MOM last night.
Some lovely touches. Loves the way he glides about the pitch. Loads more to come from him if we can keep him fit.
Thought their CB Challobah was the MOM though. Flawless and must be very close to an Englans call up
 

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I don't know if it would work, but I'd love to see us try a lineup that includes Shandon and JDS, playing just behind the front 2.
 

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The odd 10 mins in a game is just not good enough I’m afraid. Has great potential but really shouldn’t be starting at the moment. We really need to improve our midfield options this window.
 

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The odd 10 mins in a game is just not good enough I’m afraid. Has great potential but really shouldn’t be starting at the moment. We really need to improve our midfield options this window.
He's certainly not the player needed when the team needs to get their heads up, focus on getting some control and graft to get it.
 

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What I find amazing on many of the players threads are posters saying the player in question is no longer good enough but last week he was brilliant (just look on this thread). Maybe it didn't work for him last night but its one game. Also what I would say is that last night it was about the failure of the team not individuals. Only 1 or 2 came out with any credit. Last night was not a game to judge individual players on imo, we were bad all over the pitch.
 
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What I find amazing on many of the players threads are posters saying the player in question is no longer good enough but last week he was brilliant (just look on this thread). Maybe it didn't work for him last night but its one game. Also what I would say is that last night it was about the failure of the team not individuals. Only 1 or 2 came out with any credit. Last night was not a game to judge individual players on imo, we were bad all over the pitch.
Whether Shandon had a good game or not, what I liked about last night was that he was one of the players who tried to play himself out of a tight spot - ie he backed himself, as Ajer always does.
 

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We looked absolutely sh*te when replaced by Wissa last night. We always look better with him in the middle.
 

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I turned to the guy next to me at 3-1 down and said that Baptiste was beginning to get on top; dangerous every time he had the ball and regularly beating a man and making space. He was subbed ten seconds later.
 

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Agree with those who saw the positives in his play. At his best when he is breaking forward with the ball & like his confidence in being progressive. He will only improve with game time and as long as we can keep him fit I do expect great things from the lad.
 

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It's funny when I watch him I think he looks as if he is going to fall over.
 
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