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Van Dijk

Postby Vegas Claret » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:54 pm

MOTM for them (unfortunately), I don't think I've seen a better CB at the Turf
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby DCWat » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm

Top quality player. Strong as an ox and a very good footballer with it

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby jdrobbo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 pm

Very nearly world class.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby SGr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:58 pm

World class player

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Burnley1989 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:59 pm

SGr wrote:World class player


One of the best in the world at CB, huge fan

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Pimlico_Claret » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 pm

We said exactly the same when he played at the Turf for Southampton. Don't like the transfer fees these days, but he's definitely worth his.
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby tiger76 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:01 pm

It's amazing what 75 million can buy,he has definitely brought solidity to a previously leaky back line.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby colne-claret » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:02 pm

I think if you asked all premier league strikers who the best centre back currently is in the premier league I think 80% would say Van Dijk. He's a monster.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby SGr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:03 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:One of the best in the world at CB, huge fan


Absolutely

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby ElectroClaret » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm

tiger76 wrote:It's amazing what 75 million can buy....


Exactly.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby SGr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:10 pm

tiger76 wrote:It's amazing what 75 million can buy,he has definitely brought solidity to a previously leaky back line.


Wouldn’t buy you that calibre today. Great value.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby theroyaldyche » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Best CB in prem

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby burnleymik » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:20 pm

Hardly put a foot wrong all game. Does look very good.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby maidenover » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Barnes did block him off for our goal though!
Great player nonetheless....

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Joe Buck » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:33 pm

Brilliant. I swear I saw him whistling while controlling the ball and stepping past two of our players .

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:MOTM for them (unfortunately), I don't think I've seen a better CB at the Turf



Looks like someone never saw John Pender.
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby eyebrowchicken » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Logged in just like that!

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby IanMcL » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Barnes did great tonight. Looked a class player again.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Vegas Claret » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Bin Ont Turf wrote:Looks like someone never saw John Pender.


I did but thought Mitchel Thomas was better

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby FCBurnley » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:53 pm

He cost more than our total net spend ffs

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Wo Didi » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 pm

A monster of a player and doesn't even break sweat. A lot of money but worth every penny in today's mad transfer market,especially when you look at the money man utd have spunked on defenders. He's no John Pender though.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby DCWat » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:18 pm

FCBurnley wrote:He cost more than our total net spend ffs


Why ‘ffs’?

So what if he cost a lot - the point being made is that he look to be worth the money (in football terms) every time he plays against us.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Shore claret » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 am

And also had one of the worst centre backs playing next to him, so did doubly well.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Colburn_Claret » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:39 am

If you were a neutral you could pay just to see him, immense at both ends of the pitch, yet again.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby JohnMac » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:01 am

VvD stood out from everyone else on the pitch and I was impressed with Joe Gomez as well, what a talent this lad looks.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Spijed » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:28 am

Certainly a class above the likes of John Stones.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Lancasterclaret » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 am

That big, that fast and that good at positioning makes him an absolute roll-royce of a player.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby RVclaret » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 am

Spijed wrote:Certainly a class above the likes of John Stones.

The same John Stones that was a key figure in a World Cup semi final team, a Premier League winner last season and a regular in arguably the best team we’ve ever seen in the Premier League?

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Spijed » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am

RVclaret wrote:The same John Stones that was a key figure in a World Cup semi final team, a Premier League winner last season and a regular in arguably the best team we’ve ever seen in the Premier League?


Van Dijk seems to have a lot more strength about him. And he's surrounded by players who aren't as good as those in the Man City team.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby ElectroClaret » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:44 am

He's better than Stones. A lot better.

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Indecisive » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Hard to imagine anyone being a more commanding and efficient centre half. He pretty much has the lot
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Bosscat » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Thought he was brilliant in "Mary Poppins" but his Cockney accent left a bit to be desired :D
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby whiffa » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm

Bit of a poor man's Phil Bardsley on last night's showing if you ask me...

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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Funkydrummer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:30 pm

He never broke sweat.

An imperious performance that I feel privileged to have witnessed.

A real joy to watch and appreciate.
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Re: Van Dijk

Postby Jakubs Tash » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:25 pm

Very, very good defender and footballer.


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