Tariqe Fosu - Signs to June 2023

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What's important is that he's part of our inventory of attacking players. Between Mr. T, Mbeumo and Canós, each brings something different. What Tarique brings is more experience and better decision-making, while Bryan has the left foot and body strength and Sergi is more technical and difficult to play against but still needs the decision-making. They're all learning and improving, which is quite scary!

Put in Toney in the middle and possibly Marcondes and Ghoddos taking up the 10 role, then we have a potent mix to play with.
I actually think his decision making has improved massively this season and that's the key to his better performances. That and the way we've got him to be a lot more direct. He'd previously go on long meandering runs with the ball, usually ending up in a bunch of defenders, he's now powering into the box and looking to hit Toney as soon as possible. Same applies to Sergi really. They've both needed a fair bit of perseverance and patience from the club but it's really paying off. I do think they both need to work a bit on their defensive cover but as an attacking force they're a real threat the pair of them..
 

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As others have said when Tarique first signed I thought he was basically just bought to be Shandons mate !! How wrong I was , although even from the cameos he had last season you could see he had something about him.
My old boss is a Charlton fan and when we signed him wasn’t convinced he’d cut it at championship level although he’d had a couple of decent seasons at Charlton and on his day was quality but he reckoned he was far too inconsistent.
I think this is where our approach of patience has really paid off , he’s had the benefit of 12m of coaching the ‘Brentford way’ and you can see it in every aspect of his game . His defensive abilities have improved massively , he tackles and covers as well as anyone when required but it’s obviously his pace and movement going forwards that is making the difference.
His pace and skill creates the space to whip in that type of cross all strikers love and it’s no coincidence that Toney has now got the goals recently as it’s that early cross that he loves and takes the chance on by getting the wrong side of the defender like he did last night . They work well as a pair and seem to get on well both on and off the pitch a bit like the Maupay/Benrahma duo of a couple of years ago.
M’Buemo has to raise his game to dislodge him as he’s a different kind of player usually looking to cut back and get shots away which he’s been brilliant at , especially last season but he tends to delay any cross which makes it slightly harder for the striker to time his run.
Amazing to have two such quality players vying for the same position and a nice problem for Thomas Frank to have , I’m sure with all the games coming up they’ll both have plenty of opportunities.
 

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As others have said when Tarique first signed I thought he was basically just bought to be Shandons mate !! How wrong I was , although even from the cameos he had last season you could see he had something about him.
My old boss is a Charlton fan and when we signed him wasn’t convinced he’d cut it at championship level although he’d had a couple of decent seasons at Charlton and on his day was quality but he reckoned he was far too inconsistent.
I think this is where our approach of patience has really paid off , he’s had the benefit of 12m of coaching the ‘Brentford way’ and you can see it in every aspect of his game . His defensive abilities have improved massively , he tackles and covers as well as anyone when required but it’s obviously his pace and movement going forwards that is making the difference.
His pace and skill creates the space to whip in that type of cross all strikers love and it’s no coincidence that Toney has now got the goals recently as it’s that early cross that he loves and takes the chance on by getting the wrong side of the defender like he did last night . They work well as a pair and seem to get on well both on and off the pitch a bit like the Maupay/Benrahma duo of a couple of years ago.
M’Buemo has to raise his game to dislodge him as he’s a different kind of player usually looking to cut back and get shots away which he’s been brilliant at , especially last season but he tends to delay any cross which makes it slightly harder for the striker to time his run.
Amazing to have two such quality players vying for the same position and a nice problem for Thomas Frank to have , I’m sure with all the games coming up they’ll both have plenty of opportunities.
And isn't the point of the way we analyse players before they join the club, that we know more about their game and how they fit in to our squad and style of play? So if a player didn't shine at one club, doesn't mean that they couldn't at Brentford? It's fairly evident that, whilst we still get some signings wrong, that the vast majority of players who have signed for us, fit in within a few months. When you read what fans at other clubs have to say about their recruitment, many clubs are still not looking at the detail that we do.
 

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Brings far more to the table than Bryan. Should keep his place.

I agree on this seasons form. Toney would not have scored our second goal last night if Bryan was playing. A quality right foot cross from Tariq. Bryan would have tried to cut in on his left -where he usually meets a dead end.
 

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Between Mr. T, Mbeumo and Canós, each brings something different.
indeed - add Tariqe to the mix and it's an awesome foursome 😎
 

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And isn't the point of the way we analyse players before they join the club, that we know more about their game and how they fit in to our squad and style of play? So if a player didn't shine at one club, doesn't mean that they couldn't at Brentford? It's fairly evident that, whilst we still get some signings wrong, that the vast majority of players who have signed for us, fit in within a few months. When you read what fans at other clubs have to say about their recruitment, many clubs are still not looking at the detail that we do.
I think it also true the players we have sold for big bucks don't appear to have performed at the same level as they did for us, although Watkins looks as though he might change that.
 

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I think it also true the players we have sold for big bucks don't appear to have performed at the same level as they did for us, although Watkins looks as though he might change that.
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I think it also true the players we have sold for big bucks don't appear to have performed at the same level as they did for us, although Watkins looks as though he might change that.
I think the only one that really applies to is Hogan. Maybe Jota too.
 

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If Toney is our Harry Kane, Fosu is starting to play like our Son. They link up so we'll. Ironically he may only be playing because of injuries but gives our team great balance. Not sure Mbeumo should start ahead of him now other than for rotational reasons.
 

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If Toney is our Harry Kane, Fosu is starting to play like our Son. They link up so we'll. Ironically he may only be playing because of injuries but gives our team great balance. Not sure Mbeumo should start ahead of him now other than for rotational reasons.
but then mbeumo comes on and whips a lovely ball in for Toney's second.. Great problem to have!
 

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I’d like to see Fosu keep his place and Mbeumo play on the left, I know we would lose the danger of him cutting in and shooting but the crosses into the box for Toney might work.
 

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Did so well for the equaliser, great strength to keep McNair behind him and presence of mind to feed Toney, who i noticed on the replay bombed into the space while Dijksteel switched off for a moment appealing for offside, muppet.
 

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If Toney is our Harry Kane, Fosu is starting to play like our Son. They link up so we'll. Ironically he may only be playing because of injuries but gives our team great balance. Not sure Mbeumo should start ahead of him now other than for rotational reasons.
TF said they are all his Sons.
 

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It looked like their full backs were doing a good job denying Fosu and Canos the space they'd enjoyed the last two games in the first 20 mins. It then looked like a deliberate plan to get Fosu closer to Toney and it worked brilliantly.
 

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I have to say he’s proved me wrong. I thought he was a functional player who was a decent back-up but he’s having massive impact every game now.

His decision-making is spot on every time at the moment. Seems to always know how long to hold onto the ball for and, as said above, exactly which positions to take and when to get close to Toney.

Credit to him and the coaching team.
 

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He's played about 150 Football League games in the last 5 years, so has considerably more experience than many of our players. I think that experience shows with his reading of the game and decision-making, especially against less technical and more physical sides. A little gem.
 

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Not much seemed to work for him last night. He can make up for it on Saturday! :)
 

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Thought he had a so so game but such an important tackle to win in the penalty area leading up to Vitaly goal.
 
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Don't think he's fully fit at the moment.
 

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Seems to have gone a bit backwards last few games, little impact from him when he came on. Tired?
 

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Seems to have gone a bit backwards last few games, little impact from him when he came on. Tired?
Didn't provide the spark I was hoping for when he replaced Canos - really hope we aren't going back to having a loss of form with our wide players that cost us earlier on in the season.
 

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I think this is so overdue a BUMP!!!

TF start him please. Our record when he starts is amazing. We lost v QPR when he started but he was taken off when were leading 1-0. That can’t be his fault
 

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So doing some quick analysis here, in 2020/21

When Fosu starts: P13, W12 - WR 92%
When Fosu doesnt start, just comes on: P19 W6 D9 L 4 - WR 32%
When Fosu doesnt have any involvement at all: P7 W 1 D4 L2 - WR 14%

errrrrrrrrrrrrr????????
 

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So doing some quick analysis here, in 2020/21

When Fosu starts: P13, W12 - WR 92%
When Fosu doesnt start, just comes on: P19 W6 D9 L 4 - WR 32%
When Fosu doesnt have any involvement at all: P7 W 1 D4 L2 - WR 14%

errrrrrrrrrrrrr????????
Does anybody in Brentford’s coaching hierarchy know this. Maybe someone can create a poster and flypost LR with it.
COYB
 
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So doing some quick analysis here, in 2020/21

When Fosu starts: P13, W12 - WR 92%
When Fosu doesnt start, just comes on: P19 W6 D9 L 4 - WR 32%
When Fosu doesnt have any involvement at all: P7 W 1 D4 L2 - WR 14%

errrrrrrrrrrrrr????????
Yet nobody will ever convince me that he is a better player than either Canos or Mbeumo. He just isn't.
 

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Yet nobody will ever convince me that he is a better player than either Canos or Mbeumo. He just isn't.
He doesn’t need to be a better player, he needs to make the team a better team and he does that. He seems to connect with players around him like no other player we have in the squad. Toney loves his service, he knows he will cross immediately and makes the movement to create space.
 

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He doesn’t need to be a better player, he needs to make the team a better team and he does that. He seems to connect with players around him like no other player we have in the squad. Toney loves his service, he knows he will cross immediately and makes the movement to create space.
Nailed it. Him and Toney were forming a great partnership. I just can’t get my head around him being out of favour. Something must have gone on that we’re not aware of?
 

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He doesn’t need to be a better player, he needs to make the team a better team and he does that. He seems to connect with players around him like no other player we have in the squad. Toney loves his service, he knows he will cross immediately and makes the movement to create space.
Sorry i just wrote what you just said. :D
 
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I'd always pick Mbeumo and Canos ahead of him, they are better than him. Not a populist view obviously. I think the stats are not entirely but in some respects linked to other events - Henry, Da Silva, freshness etc. The one thing I will say is that Fosu worked better with Henry - Canos keeps the ball too much which wastes some of Rico's runs.
 

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I'd always pick Mbeumo and Canos ahead of him, they are better than him. Not a populist view obviously. I think the stats are not entirely but in some respects linked to other events - Henry, Da Silva, freshness etc. The one thing I will say is that Fosu worked better with Henry - Canos keeps the ball too much which wastes some of Rico's runs.
Bryan so clearly needs a break, this is such an obvious switch to make, and overdue
 

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Please take time to watch our home game v Bristol City. As you say stats dont always reflect correctly. Bentley palms Tariq’s cross diverting it slightly to an onrushing Canos who read the game well to score. Tariq crosses to Ghoddos who hits the woodwork before scoring with the rebound. But the 2nd goal, an early cross to Ivan who hits it first time is just sublime. It could easily have been 3 Tariq assists, but stats say it is just 1.
 
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So doing some quick analysis here, in 2020/21

When Fosu starts: P13, W12 - WR 92%
When Fosu doesnt start, just comes on: P19 W6 D9 L 4 - WR 32%
When Fosu doesnt have any involvement at all: P7 W 1 D4 L2 - WR 14%

errrrrrrrrrrrrr????????
Always good to have stats to back up an opinion, totally agree Fosu needs much more game time👍
 

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I'd certainly prefer to start him on the wing, but I reckon his performances at right-back have been better than Roerslev's too.
 

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