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parmoboy Posted on 09/02/2019 22:57
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?
 
 
He's been complaining all season that we aren't able to take opportunities to counter attack, and need that type of player who will enable us to do it.

To be fair, I've felt sorry for him in that regard, because we failed to bring that type of player in during the summer, but I believe we now have that player in VLP, so why won't Pulis use him?

Leeds pushed men forward in the 2nd half, but every time we won the ball we had no outlet.
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heaton_mersey_boro Posted on 09/02/2019 23:00

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
VLP 2019 Jack Harrison 2018.

Signs player, looks an attacking threat, then........?

Where is Tav......... [?]
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Galactic-warrior Posted on 09/02/2019 23:04

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Cos when he wears tight trousers and elasticated knickers...it makes his bum look big.......oh wait.......thats VPL! [:o)]
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Boro_Legend Posted on 09/02/2019 23:24
Edited On: 09/02/2019 23:25
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Flop signing, who wants out can't settled in the area.
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sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 09/02/2019 23:26

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
No point having one winger. It's about as much use as having one shoe.
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boro-is-in-my-blood Posted on 09/02/2019 23:31

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Van la parra is to attcking minded to fit into pullis thoughts.
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coluka Posted on 10/02/2019 11:53
Edited On: 10/02/2019 11:53
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Parmoboy. I said exactly the same thing yesterday. I have felt a gegree of sympathy for Pulis as he has been saying since the summer the team needs more pace and power in the final third. VLP has been here a month and has had one start and a couple or so cameos from the bench.

He can not keep going on about it when he has players that can add something but fails to utilise them. Whether VLP is good enough is open to debate, but you never find out if you dont use him.

Putting Clayton and Besic on instead of VLP or Downing, or both, contributed to us sitting further and further back, inviting more pressure. I knew what was coming as it unfolded, We all but invited it. As for giving Cooper the freedom of the box, someone wants a rollicking
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BoroFur Posted on 10/02/2019 11:59

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Pulis said VLP would come in handy towards the end of the season so we might see him on the pitch sometime in April or May.
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parmoboy Posted on 10/02/2019 12:08

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Against Millwall VLP won us several free-kicks due to his trickery. It would have given us some rest bite yesterday if we'd have been able to get the ball to him and he'd have done the same.

It's no wonder we weren't able to get out of our own half. Pulis' changes meant we went into retreat mode, and it was a dangerous game to play against a side like Leeds.

Ultimately, it cost us 2 points.
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uncle_rico Posted on 10/02/2019 12:16

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Should’ve been on instead of Besic. As soon as wing went off and we brought in a more defensive player it gave them the ability to get forward more. We got that very wrong yesterday.
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Borocelt Posted on 10/02/2019 12:22

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Should've come on for Wing.

I have no idea why he won't use him. His first instinct when we're winning is to shut up shop, but that was clearly a horrible idea yesterday. I actually think if Wing hadn't picked up the injury, we'd have added another. They were leaving huge holes at the back we should've exploited, but when Besic came on, the entire formation was so damned negative, it was never going to happen. Clayton shouldn't really have come on for Saville either.
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borojim57 Posted on 10/02/2019 12:55
Edited On: 10/02/2019 12:59
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
So BL where do you get your info from,it's got to be some invisible friend,tell us where you get that VLP is not settled in the area and wants to be out,you really are a prize muppet,VLP has had a long injury,you'll probably find that he!ll come on as a sub on weds,
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BigmetsBoro86 Posted on 10/02/2019 15:37
Edited On: 10/02/2019 15:40
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
It's very much a Jack Harrison situation. He's brought him in and clearly has seen something he doesn't fancy. I would suggest tracking back etc. So yes he's too attacking.

He moans about needing pace yet wont pick him or Tav. You could have one either side and we instantly become quicker.

How long did it take him to pick Wing week in week out? We were crying out for him to start as we looked better everytime he came on. We have actually wasted his talent during the first half of the season.

Losing wing and Saville yesterday and replacing with Besic and Clayton cost us. We effectively went to a back 8 with 5 defenders and 3 full on defensive CMs (you could add losing hugill as well gave us no out ball).
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expat_smoggie Posted on 10/02/2019 15:51

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Pulis clearly doesn’t think he’s good enough — and let’s get some logic into the answer. His previous club Huddersfield— who sit on 11 measly points in the Prem also could do with an outlet but VLP was tossed out of their ranks and with no takers elsewhere he heads into the championship. Unfortunately you only get what you pay for— like most things these days.
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Crookes Posted on 10/02/2019 21:17

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
To be fair he has looked poor so far. Saying that, I’m surprised he hasn’t been used more.

Think if we use him we need someone equally attacking on the other wing (Tavernier). Team just loses balance with him on one wing and Howson on the other.
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parmoboy Posted on 10/02/2019 21:54
Edited On: 10/02/2019 21:55
Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
I thought he looked good 2nd half against Millwall, and did well when he came on at West Brom.

Think it would be harsh to judge him for his performance against Peterborough as it was his first game and he was played out of position, and the pitch didn't suit his style of play at Newport.

I'm really desperate to see more of him, and think we're crying out for a player like him in the side, especially for picking teams off on the counter.

I watched the Spurs game earlier, and for their third goal Leicester had loads of bodies forward. The Spurs man won the ball and played one ball over the top to Son, who used his pace to run through and score - simple as that. That's what we could potentially do to teams with the likes of VLP on the field.
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Witcher Posted on 10/02/2019 22:01

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
not a single assist last season according to whoscored.com


still, as a ball carrier, he must have been a better option than just shutting up shop for half an hour
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jcjc Posted on 10/02/2019 22:06

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
we never got it wrong pulis did and i agree with your comment
looks like we have bought another unfit player same as hugill i recall not match fit
our scouts need sacking loans in jan need to hit ground running
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Bigjohnspens Posted on 10/02/2019 22:09

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Big error re the subs yesterday which cost us the game. If we would have pushed them back we would have won. Why he puts players on that sit back and invite the other team on is beyond me.
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coluka Posted on 10/02/2019 22:09

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
He is far from brilliant but has more pace and ball carrying ability than just about everyone in the team. Was he who iwanted, no, not in a million years, but we have him so lets try to be fair and utilise him, whok knows.

We need to make him feel special and need to get the best out of him, like most players he wants to be loved.
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emphony Posted on 10/02/2019 22:10

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Could he be a club signing and not a Pulis signing?
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BoroBerk Posted on 11/02/2019 07:01

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
Same reason he does not pick McNair.
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wilkos_perm Posted on 11/02/2019 16:12

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
I suspect Pulis wanted a wide player who was actually of reasonably quality. Suspect VLP would be way down the list. However i agree that you need some pace on the pitch to relieve the pressure and have some threat on the break.
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Indeedido Posted on 11/02/2019 16:50

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
He’s had 3 windows now.
The recruitment just lumbers on limply.
VLP has looked way off every time I’ve seen him so far. In fairness that’s not been very often.
It seems pulis doesn’t want him.
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BoroFur Posted on 11/02/2019 17:04

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
If Pulis didn't "want" VLP he was certainly sending out a contradictory message just before we signed him.

Van La Parra watched Middlesbrough’s 2-0 win over Ipswich Town from the West Stand after shaking hands with chairman Steve Gibson.

Speaking about the transfer after the match, Pulis said: “That's not done yet, he's an exciting player, he's got good pace, he adds to what we've we need, I don't think there's any question of his pedigree, he's got promoted with Wolves, he's got promoted with Huddersfield.

I've spoken to Dean Whitehead, who was a good player for me at Stoke and a great lad and he's given him a great recommendation as a person, not just as a player.

Danny Batth has played with him, he's got decent pedigree and he's got good pace and that's what we want."

Asked how close the deal was, Pulis added: “I don't get involved with that, that's down to Neil (Bausor) and upstairs.”

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sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 12/02/2019 11:49

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
VLP may not have played for Huddersfield this season, but he played plenty last year, when they weren't sitting bottom of the league, and also in their promotion season. So it could be said that maybes he should have been playing for them.
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redwurzel Posted on 12/02/2019 13:58

Why isn't Pulis using VLP?

 
He was not match fit in January used at WBA and Newport as playing sub (ahead of Downing). I thought he did well at WBA.

I was surprised he was not used against Leeds with hindsight a mistake.
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