Adama Traore: How the winger went from unreliable at Barcelona to unplayable at Wolves
14/02/2020 | sport | football | 119
From the skinny kid who shone too seldom at Barcelona, to the muscular speedster finally delivering with Wolves. This is how Adama Traore became "unplayable".
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13/02/2020 23:37:07 11 11
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A long read.
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cj
14/02/2020 00:37:07 8 39
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At 24 it’s taken a long time to develop. Not world class. Raw pace doesn’t win titles.
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14/02/2020 00:37:07 103 6
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How he went from unreliable to unplayable? 1). Hard work 2). Nuno
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14/02/2020 00:37:07 8 1
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He would be amazing in the nfl or cfl . I can imagine him returning punts with his speed . It would be insane
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14/02/2020 00:37:07 4 25
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Unplayable? Surely that means he can't be played - at all, like "unpickable"?
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14/02/2020 01:37:07 4 76
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Liverpool 1 Wolves 0 / Wolves 1 Liverpool 2. Unplayable? At Anfield Robertson had him in his pocket. At home they lost 2-1. Next ...
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14/02/2020 01:37:07 42 1
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6. Posted by ricardo paulista I think I'd take the opinion of several reputable football pundits over yours, to be honest.
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ka
14/02/2020 01:37:07 17 1
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Hes a mad player with ton of potential I'd like to see him declare for Mali rather than get limited opportunity if he cant adjust well to Spain's system
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14/02/2020 01:37:07 4 76
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Liverpool 1 Wolves 0 / Wolves 1 Liverpool 2. Unplayable? At Anfield Robertson had him in his pocket. At home they lost 2-1. Next ...
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14/02/2020 01:37:07 42 1
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6. Posted by ricardo paulista I think I'd take the opinion of several reputable football pundits over yours, to be honest.
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 18 0
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8. Posted byRondowriteron 25 minutes ago Including Klopp!!
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14/02/2020 01:37:07 42 1
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6. Posted by ricardo paulista I think I'd take the opinion of several reputable football pundits over yours, to be honest.
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 18 0
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8. Posted byRondowriteron 25 minutes ago Including Klopp!!
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 5 59
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Like I said Liverpool 1 Wolves 0 / Wolves 1 Liverpool 2. Not unplayable. Jürgen was just being nice
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 2 3
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psh. barcelona..if youre not xavi/iniesta level good at La Masia they dump player to buy them back few years later. Thats what loans are for. Same thing with Fabregas/Pique. Scum utd did it too in a more ridiculous manner, selling Pogba for 1.5m buying him 4 yrs later at 89m. Patience is a virtue. Might as well be equivalent of the club raising their hand saying "my mistake!"
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 103 5
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He's lived in Middlesborough, Birmingham and Wolverhampton - what on earth would tempt him to live in Madrid or Barcelona??
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14/02/2020 02:37:07 59 4
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What a great story. I do like wolves. And this guy Traore is fast, skillful and a real talent. If united get to the final of the Europa cup, I fear we will face wolves and I don't fancy our chances against this guy and his talented team mates.
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14/02/2020 03:37:08 45 1
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One of our most improved players under Nuno but I fear that his head will be turned by all of this media attention. I just hope he stays at Wolves for one more season so he can smash West Brom’s defence to pieces. FWAW
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14/02/2020 03:37:08 13 15
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I'm not sure when Van Dijk couldn't deal with him. I seem to remember everyone being shocked that VVD out sprinted him and muscled him off the ball at Anfield. The one goal Wolves scored against us was because Robertson was out of position iirc. He did cause us more problems than anyone else has so I'll give him that. He should stay in the prem - it's a perfect fit for him.
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14/02/2020 03:37:08 12 0
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Kalista United ain’t getting to any finals for the foreseeable future pal
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14/02/2020 03:37:08 14 15
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"Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-half in the world at the moment and even he can't deal with him." Meanwhile, back in the real world... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp47NSTY31s
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 13 12
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So over the two games 3 - 1 to Liverpool that is var disallowed two Wolves goals and give one to Liverpool The ref on pitch had it 3 -2 to Wolves over two legs.
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14/02/2020 09:12:31 3 1
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18. Posted by Chris And what has this got to do with Adama's story? Living rent free in a barrel of salt
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 7 1
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Some comments on here are disappointing already. Traore is a good is achieving more than me or you...;-)
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 12 2
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I haven't seen a player like him since Robbie Dennison. As soon as Traore gets the ball I immediately tense up, knowing that something special is coming. What a talent.
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 10 21
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He's a good player that's going to get better under the tutelage of the excellent 'Nuno Espirito Santo' (what a great name!) But Virgil van Dijk can 'deal' with anyone,including Traore .
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 0 13
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Did he though Mr Murray showing one clip of Virgil winning one dual. Did you see game or read the report Liverpool scored against run of play as got past many times Wolves other players not good enough.
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14/02/2020 06:37:08 59 65
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At Anfield Wolves had a perfectly good goal disallowed and Liverpool’s goal was allowed to stand even with the VVD handball. At Molineux a blatant Salah dive leads to a free kick, corner, goal. The winner was a great goal. Wolves played really well in two great games yet, Liverpool fans are typically too arrogant to admit it, no wonder no one likes them.
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14/02/2020 07:17:08 47 1
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23 QB Wolf. I was at the Anfield game,and if i remember correctly the HYS on the game afterwards a lot of LFC FANS,me included, said that’a draw’ would of been a fair result . Two very hard PL games against you. Back on topic, Traore is an exciting prospect,and will,I’m sure only get better.
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14/02/2020 07:53:44 18 1
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@23 Interesting comment. I do live in a different area, but born and bread West Midlands / Wolves / Salop. Liverpool fans I know say we were unlucky, and that the two games were really good, forcing Liverpool to play. My son also said the same - and he supports LFC! Anyway, Europa League last 32 soon. Looking forward to those two games! All the best.
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14/02/2020 09:02:56 3 0
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23. Posted by QB Wolf What has this got to do with the feature? Listen mate, stop munching on the salt too much, otherwise your blood pressure will go through the roof.
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14/02/2020 10:07:16 15 1
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@23 QB WOLF. As a fellow Wolves fan who attends all home games despite living in N. Wales, your comments really disappoint me. I work and socialise amongst many Liverpool fans and not one of them has said Wolves did not deserve something from both games. All agree we gave them the biggest tests this season so far.
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djn
14/02/2020 06:37:08 42 2
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When I was in my trends and twenties I also had a good physique without lifting weights, but his muscles are incredible. The guy must be related to Hercules. As for his footballing ability, some players are late bloomers. It’s good to see him develop. However, he’s still got a long way to go to fully realise his potential. Just needs to stay away from Real or Barca. He’ll rot there.
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jer
14/02/2020 06:56:08 5 1
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Well Micah only played 26 times for Villa over 4 years due to injury. So he would not have been as fast as he thinks. Crazy that no one until recently had patience for his talent to mature.
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14/02/2020 07:06:08 16 0
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Adama is still not the finished article, he has really improved this season however, his final ball can still be better, and he needs to come inside a bit more often and use the ferocious shot that he has to more often, I think Adama is about 85% on the way to where he can still get to.. Then you could see an unplayable player.. however compared to Zaha, presently Adama is younger and better.
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14/02/2020 06:37:08 59 65
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At Anfield Wolves had a perfectly good goal disallowed and Liverpool’s goal was allowed to stand even with the VVD handball. At Molineux a blatant Salah dive leads to a free kick, corner, goal. The winner was a great goal. Wolves played really well in two great games yet, Liverpool fans are typically too arrogant to admit it, no wonder no one likes them.
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14/02/2020 07:17:08 47 1
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23 QB Wolf. I was at the Anfield game,and if i remember correctly the HYS on the game afterwards a lot of LFC FANS,me included, said that’a draw’ would of been a fair result . Two very hard PL games against you. Back on topic, Traore is an exciting prospect,and will,I’m sure only get better.
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14/02/2020 07:18:08 77 0
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I’m a lifelong Liverpool supporter of some 50 years, and get fed up with the close-minded partisan nonsense from all sides (including our own). Clearly Adama is a fantastic player, and yes, nigh on unplayable. VVD did find the last Wolves game against him very challenging indeed. It’s not just the one-on-one stuff; other aspects of his game had to alter to deal with the ever-present threat...
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14/02/2020 07:23:08 34 3
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In all my time supporting Wolves, I've never seen a player improve much from one season to another, it's an absolute pleasure to watch him play. Credit to Nuno and the coaching team for polishing the rough diamond he was. Now, to secure Nuno down to a long contract, otherwise I fear my worst nightmare could come true.
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14/02/2020 07:34:08 10 0
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Genuinely pleased for this guy. Loved watching him in his early days but thought he was going to end up a failure for the outlined reasons. He has now matured significantly and keeping the likes of Jota on the bench is no mean feat. Would have liked the article to give more credit to his crossing now - he gives very accurate clipped balls into the box.
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14/02/2020 07:41:09 2 11
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Theo walcott in his younger days me tinks. Always this burning thought he did not quite live up to his potential, same here- unplayable some days but those days just not often enough
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14/02/2020 07:44:20 7 2
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@31 Walcott is nothing like Traore. Fast yes but that is it. Traore has the potential to be the best in the world
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14/02/2020 09:03:57 4 3
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31 Gavin farrel "...unplayable some days but those days just not often enough" What on earth are you talking about? You obviously haven't watched him much, he's been outstanding every game this season!
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14/02/2020 07:41:09 2 11
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Theo walcott in his younger days me tinks. Always this burning thought he did not quite live up to his potential, same here- unplayable some days but those days just not often enough
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14/02/2020 07:44:20 7 2
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@31 Walcott is nothing like Traore. Fast yes but that is it. Traore has the potential to be the best in the world
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14/02/2020 07:48:02 1 1
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I've been following Traore for the last 2-3 years and I'm delighted to see his success this season! I always knew he had something special and he just needed the right manager to polish him, as well as self-confidence. I feared from last season that he made a mistake moving to Wolves but Nuno clearly saw him as a long-term project. Still think he's mile away from his overall potential.
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14/02/2020 07:50:03 8 2
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Time for Utd to come in with a sensible offer of £150 million for this player.
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14/02/2020 06:37:08 59 65
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At Anfield Wolves had a perfectly good goal disallowed and Liverpool’s goal was allowed to stand even with the VVD handball. At Molineux a blatant Salah dive leads to a free kick, corner, goal. The winner was a great goal. Wolves played really well in two great games yet, Liverpool fans are typically too arrogant to admit it, no wonder no one likes them.
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14/02/2020 07:53:44 18 1
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@23 Interesting comment. I do live in a different area, but born and bread West Midlands / Wolves / Salop. Liverpool fans I know say we were unlucky, and that the two games were really good, forcing Liverpool to play. My son also said the same - and he supports LFC! Anyway, Europa League last 32 soon. Looking forward to those two games! All the best.
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14/02/2020 07:58:06 10 0
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Tony Pullis has to be given a lot of credit. I often watched him guiding him through games with his fatherly encouragement realising his true potential. Sadly Boro where relegated so the clause was met by Wolves. It’s great to see him doing wonders at Wolves as Nuno obviously knew the potential. Sadly for Wolves and the Premier League I believe another even bigger move is inevitable.
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14/02/2020 08:04:39 25 0
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A fantastic player that had grown and developed into a real superstar. Comes across as hard working and down to earth. The amount he gets hacked down (draw a foul according to Micah ????) by opposition defenders and still doesn’t roll around, throw a hissy fit is exemplary. Always a sense of anticipation when he’s on the ball. Just hope he stays with us to create more great memories!
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14/02/2020 08:06:00 1 11
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DolbyD your son supports LFC? My sympathies, I’ve been lucky with my son being young in the current era, means it’s much easier to keep him from the dark path of glory hunting.
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14/02/2020 09:04:17 0 0
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@38 Well, kids want to see fun, not dross, so who can blame them.
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BEN
14/02/2020 08:08:01 8 12
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Welcome to Liverpool Adama Traore
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14/02/2020 08:19:26 2 1
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The bloke is unplayable on FIFA20 to be fair
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14/02/2020 08:37:25 8 1
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As his reputation grows ref's will start giving him the protection he deserves. When he was at Boro he was getting hacked down at the half way line before he could get going. Tactical fouls, but because it was Boro v Utd/Citeh/Etc Etc there were never any bookings. Part of the reason you never saw the best of him too. Put him in a top team and it would be red cards every week.
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14/02/2020 09:12:10 2 0
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@41 - Its still happening now. He gets very little protection. Players just lining up to kick him.
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14/02/2020 08:41:06 1 0
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He looks to me like he has lost a bit of bulk up top....which is a good thing.
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At Anfield Wolves had a perfectly good goal disallowed and Liverpool’s goal was allowed to stand even with the VVD handball. At Molineux a blatant Salah dive leads to a free kick, corner, goal. The winner was a great goal. Wolves played really well in two great games yet, Liverpool fans are typically too arrogant to admit it, no wonder no one likes them.
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14/02/2020 09:02:56 3 0
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23. Posted by QB Wolf What has this got to do with the feature? Listen mate, stop munching on the salt too much, otherwise your blood pressure will go through the roof.
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14/02/2020 07:41:09 2 11
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Theo walcott in his younger days me tinks. Always this burning thought he did not quite live up to his potential, same here- unplayable some days but those days just not often enough
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14/02/2020 09:03:57 4 3
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31 Gavin farrel "...unplayable some days but those days just not often enough" What on earth are you talking about? You obviously haven't watched him much, he's been outstanding every game this season!
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14/02/2020 08:06:00 1 11
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DolbyD your son supports LFC? My sympathies, I’ve been lucky with my son being young in the current era, means it’s much easier to keep him from the dark path of glory hunting.
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14/02/2020 09:04:17 0 0
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@38 Well, kids want to see fun, not dross, so who can blame them.
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14/02/2020 09:06:08 3 2
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I believe he will stay with us for the next season under the guidance of Nuno. If they can get his left foot for shooting working, god help the defenders of the prem league. When he gets that ball every Wolves fan sits up because he can be sensational.
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14/02/2020 09:07:28 8 0
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'always the last off the training pitch' goes hand in hand with these articles. What is everyone else doing? Sneaking off early? If I wanted to be taken seriously at premier league level, and earn the wages these guys earn, I would fighting him to be the last off the pitch! (Unless the missus called to tell me my dinner was on the table!!)
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14/02/2020 08:37:25 8 1
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As his reputation grows ref's will start giving him the protection he deserves. When he was at Boro he was getting hacked down at the half way line before he could get going. Tactical fouls, but because it was Boro v Utd/Citeh/Etc Etc there were never any bookings. Part of the reason you never saw the best of him too. Put him in a top team and it would be red cards every week.
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14/02/2020 09:12:10 2 0
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@41 - Its still happening now. He gets very little protection. Players just lining up to kick him.
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14/02/2020 05:37:08 13 12
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So over the two games 3 - 1 to Liverpool that is var disallowed two Wolves goals and give one to Liverpool The ref on pitch had it 3 -2 to Wolves over two legs.
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14/02/2020 09:12:31 3 1
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18. Posted by Chris And what has this got to do with Adama's story? Living rent free in a barrel of salt
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14/02/2020 09:21:18 6 3
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49. Thorpiniho They're probably respinding to 6 & 10 who is implying Traore was no trouble to Liverpool as they won both games, which is obviously not true. If only Traore had started that first game....
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14/02/2020 09:17:23 4 2
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And believe it or not the Boro fans wanted him out - they couldn't spot class in a school.
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14/02/2020 09:17:33 26 0
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As a Liverpool fan the away game at Wolves has been the only game i was genuinely concerned that we would loose so far this season. Traore was a menace, unplayable, every time he got the ball he looked a threat. Would love to see him at Liverpool but as he would not be a starter would probably not be a good move for him as this kid needs to play games to keep his confidence high.
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14/02/2020 09:12:31 3 1
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18. Posted by Chris And what has this got to do with Adama's story? Living rent free in a barrel of salt
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14/02/2020 09:21:18 6 3
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49. Thorpiniho They're probably respinding to 6 & 10 who is implying Traore was no trouble to Liverpool as they won both games, which is obviously not true. If only Traore had started that first game....
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14/02/2020 09:22:55 5 1
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One thing is for sure, if Liverpool, City, Real or Barca want to sign him, they are going to have to pay an absolutely ridiculous fee.This lad could be the best player in the world in 2/3 years time.
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14/02/2020 09:26:37 7 1
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There were glimpses of brilliance at Middlesbrough, it looked unplayable at times, but was incredibly inconstant. Well done to Wolves for helping him to realise his talents. If he continues to improve at this rate he'll be a very scary prospect next season. A Fantasy Football must have player!
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14/02/2020 09:28:28 5 7
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That Brace Traore scored against Man City to defeat them 0-2 at the Etihad in early October was stunning. "Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-half in the world at the moment and even he can't deal with him.":- Sour grapes- He did nothing against Big Virg. Keep crying into your Boddingtons Richards. #19
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14/02/2020 09:34:41 6 0
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55 Watch Jimenez goal at Molineux, pretty sure Traore created it with VVD in attendance?
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14/02/2020 09:30:19 12 1
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Top player in an improving team with a quality manager. Come on Wolves, WIN the Europa League.
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14/02/2020 09:28:28 5 7
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That Brace Traore scored against Man City to defeat them 0-2 at the Etihad in early October was stunning. "Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-half in the world at the moment and even he can't deal with him.":- Sour grapes- He did nothing against Big Virg. Keep crying into your Boddingtons Richards. #19
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14/02/2020 09:34:41 6 0
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55 Watch Jimenez goal at Molineux, pretty sure Traore created it with VVD in attendance?
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14/02/2020 09:42:54 3 2
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57 VVD was in the box when they scored that goal, but earlier in the season Virg went toe to toe with him in a straight race down the left wing and Virg came away with the ball. Doesn’t diminish this lad’s ability though when his head is in the game, he’s still got so much untapped potential!
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14/02/2020 09:49:58 4 2
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57.Matt Can hardly say Virgil couldn't live with Traore when that whole goal all from the goaly's throw was down to Jimenez; including the pass to Traore. ( goal of the month, if not season btw)
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14/02/2020 09:39:43 12 0
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I am encouraged by the fact that Traore says he did not lift weights to get to this physique. So I can just stay seated on my sofa munching chips to look like him.
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14/02/2020 09:34:41 6 0
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55 Watch Jimenez goal at Molineux, pretty sure Traore created it with VVD in attendance?
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14/02/2020 09:42:54 3 2
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57 VVD was in the box when they scored that goal, but earlier in the season Virg went toe to toe with him in a straight race down the left wing and Virg came away with the ball. Doesn’t diminish this lad’s ability though when his head is in the game, he’s still got so much untapped potential!
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14/02/2020 09:57:01 1 0
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59 Traore crossed for the goal, yes VVD was in the box and therefore didn't cut out the cross, all I'm saying is to the other guy is that to say he "did nothing" is not quite correct is it? Picking out one incident where VVD beat him to the ball isn't giving the entire picture.
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14/02/2020 09:43:05 0 2
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Good player but fits Wolves counter-attacking style under Nuno, is not well rounded enough to play for a top side that has possession most of the game and tries to break down the other team, unless as an impact sub perhaps.
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Waz
14/02/2020 09:43:45 4 3
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Pepe beat Virgil, fact
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14/02/2020 09:34:41 6 0
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55 Watch Jimenez goal at Molineux, pretty sure Traore created it with VVD in attendance?
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14/02/2020 09:49:58 4 2
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57.Matt Can hardly say Virgil couldn't live with Traore when that whole goal all from the goaly's throw was down to Jimenez; including the pass to Traore. ( goal of the month, if not season btw)
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14/02/2020 09:53:09 2 1
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62 I get that, but what you said was that he "did nothing" against Virgil, which isn't quite true.
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57.Matt Can hardly say Virgil couldn't live with Traore when that whole goal all from the goaly's throw was down to Jimenez; including the pass to Traore. ( goal of the month, if not season btw)
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14/02/2020 09:53:09 2 1
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62 I get that, but what you said was that he "did nothing" against Virgil, which isn't quite true.
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14/02/2020 09:42:54 3 2
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57 VVD was in the box when they scored that goal, but earlier in the season Virg went toe to toe with him in a straight race down the left wing and Virg came away with the ball. Doesn’t diminish this lad’s ability though when his head is in the game, he’s still got so much untapped potential!
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14/02/2020 09:57:01 1 0
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59 Traore crossed for the goal, yes VVD was in the box and therefore didn't cut out the cross, all I'm saying is to the other guy is that to say he "did nothing" is not quite correct is it? Picking out one incident where VVD beat him to the ball isn't giving the entire picture.
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14/02/2020 10:02:24 3 4
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I doubt he is a vegan
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14/02/2020 06:37:08 59 65
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At Anfield Wolves had a perfectly good goal disallowed and Liverpool’s goal was allowed to stand even with the VVD handball. At Molineux a blatant Salah dive leads to a free kick, corner, goal. The winner was a great goal. Wolves played really well in two great games yet, Liverpool fans are typically too arrogant to admit it, no wonder no one likes them.
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14/02/2020 10:07:16 15 1
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@23 QB WOLF. As a fellow Wolves fan who attends all home games despite living in N. Wales, your comments really disappoint me. I work and socialise amongst many Liverpool fans and not one of them has said Wolves did not deserve something from both games. All agree we gave them the biggest tests this season so far.
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14/02/2020 10:09:07 9 0
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Doesn't lift weights, but uses resistance machines for 5 hours every day.
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14/02/2020 10:14:59 19 3
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Like Nuno's Wolves, Adama is a part of a growing project. He will be best to stay put and grow with it.
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14/02/2020 10:15:40 1 8
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I hope Liverpool sign this player, he is having a great season & I enjoy watching him & wolves, Leicester & Sheffield Utd upset the established top six or seven teams...
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14/02/2020 10:18:11 1 11
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Chelsea.......get him signed.
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dan
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"Was extremely skinny when he was younger" "Doesn't do weight training" "Built like an NFL player" I'm sorry, but something simply isn't adding up. I'm not saying he's a doper, but everything seems to point that way. Removed
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14/02/2020 11:40:30 4 0
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71.dan The answer (to apparently every emerging football star) is he is always last off the training pitch
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14/02/2020 12:09:35 2 0
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71. dan There's plenty you can do to bulk up that doesn't involve lifting weights.....it's fairly well known that a lot of heavy weights lifting isn't great training for footballers.
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14/02/2020 10:35:18 29 0
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It is not his pace and ability but his humbleness that makes him stand out. He rarely complains when he gets tripped or when his shoulder is put put of place by the opponent but just gets on it. And his willingness to learn. A superstar already in the making. I just hopes he stays at Wolves but feel the riches elsewhere will lure him.
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Tom
14/02/2020 10:41:01 5 2
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Was quite interested in this article until I realised it started with Micah Richards trying to dictate about Aston Villa 15/16. The most disgraceful squad in our history combined one of the biggest clowns ever to grace our shirt.
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14/02/2020 10:48:35 6 3
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Liverpool will come knocking.
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14/02/2020 10:48:35 6 3
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Doesn't lift weights?? If he doesn't lift weights, then I don't post on HYS
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14/02/2020 10:54:58 19 1
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Nuno and his coaching staff at Wolves deserve a lot of credit also for Traore's improvement.
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14/02/2020 11:01:51 16 1
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Besides Klopp, Nuno is the best
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14/02/2020 11:08:14 2 1
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Saw him play for Middlesbrough against Arsenal a few years back. By far the best player on the pitch. He was terrorising Arsenal. Was surprised he wasn't playing for a bigger club (no offence, Middlesbrough).
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14/02/2020 11:16:28 6 1
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As a Villa fan, absolutely gutted we let Traore go. As Micah eludes, we could see he was a raw but incredible talent, just like many of the young players we signed that summer under Sherwood. Sadly, it was a bad time to join us as a young player requiring coaching, time and patience. Pleased he's doing well.
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14/02/2020 11:31:56 4 0
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Watched him for Boro at Burnley in a championship top end match. Head and shoulders ahead on pace and beating men but never seemed to know what was next from him. Clear he had talent and needed to find an end product which has thankfully materialised. Burnley offered 11m for him when promoted - typical! The article does not make enough of his strength to receive, hold, turn and go.
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14/02/2020 11:36:18 7 0
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Watchim.him at Carrow Rd,earlier in the season. The guy is built like a prop forward. Nobody could get the ball off him. Outstanding talent
"Was extremely skinny when he was younger" "Doesn't do weight training" "Built like an NFL player" I'm sorry, but something simply isn't adding up. I'm not saying he's a doper, but everything seems to point that way. Removed
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14/02/2020 11:40:30 4 0
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71.dan The answer (to apparently every emerging football star) is he is always last off the training pitch
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14/02/2020 11:47:14 26 0
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More articles like this please BBC! It's great to read of a players rise to the top and their career. Maybe a different player each week?
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14/02/2020 11:50:25 6 0
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As a Villa fan I always felt this guy would one day end up at a top team. He wasn't great for us, but the foundation was always there
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14/02/2020 12:02:51 4 2
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Cartel, we must keep the monopoly. Quick, bung bbc, talk sport and sky. We can’t have Leicester, Sheffield United and Wolves challenge us. Let’s get their players and managers gone. Sooner a big club goes bust and football comes back to the people the better
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14/02/2020 12:07:03 24 0
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Loved this article. I'm a Boro fan, and when he played for Pulis he was the best player we've had since Juninho. Every time anyone got the ball, all I wanted them to do was give it to Adama to see what might happen - head and shoulders the best player in the Championship. I'm still absolutely gutted he left, but of course it wasn't a surprise, and I still today love watching him play for Wolves.
"Was extremely skinny when he was younger" "Doesn't do weight training" "Built like an NFL player" I'm sorry, but something simply isn't adding up. I'm not saying he's a doper, but everything seems to point that way. Removed
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14/02/2020 12:09:35 2 0
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71. dan There's plenty you can do to bulk up that doesn't involve lifting weights.....it's fairly well known that a lot of heavy weights lifting isn't great training for footballers.
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14/02/2020 12:12:56 6 0
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Glad to see he's doing well at wolves.. when he was at Boro he always provided that bit of extra spark when needed.. hopefully wolves will hang on to him as it's them that has hugely contributed to make him the player that he is today.. and he stays.. 9th in premier league.. European football.. and a manager that believes and starts with him.
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14/02/2020 12:27:24 0 1
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Seems to have been around for years.
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14/02/2020 12:32:16 1 2
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He's far from unplayable
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14/02/2020 12:48:55 1 0
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"Unplayable" doesn't mean what you think it does.
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14/02/2020 12:58:50 2 6
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This is all a bit over the top. He's more unreliably-unplayable.
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14/02/2020 13:29:38 11 0
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I doubt we will see him at Liverpool because he is a winger. Glad to see him doing well. He is at a good club moving forward. I hope he stays with Wolves and embraces the reciprocal rise of fortune and success. Home is where the heart is, and their hearts share a drum beat. Keep that rhythm and gather momentum.
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14/02/2020 13:32:39 10 0
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The squad Nuno is putting together have belief in each other & play for the good of the team. I do hope Nuno or his players heads aren't turned for a few extra quid & glittery promises. Stay at Wolves, something good is building!
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14/02/2020 13:38:02 1 4
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'The speed of an Olympic sprinter, Hmmmm
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14/02/2020 13:43:35 2 1
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Miguel Almiron did well to hinder Traore when Wolves played Newcastle at the start of the year, quite a few times he was able to catch him and stop him from crossing the ball into the box!
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14/02/2020 13:47:17 4 3
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Would love to see him at Liverpool next season. With the African Cup of Nations he'd get plenty of time to adjust and learn the system before getting some decent game time while Salah and Mane are away. Liverpool counter ar a rapid rate anyway but with Traore in the team and Alison's quick thinking. It would actually change how teams attack us.
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14/02/2020 14:18:24 7 1
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An oustanding talent and would do well to stay at Wolves and develop, they have the basis of a good team getting on there. But should he be up for a move, would love to see him at my team ?? YNWA
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14/02/2020 14:20:46 2 2
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It was great seeing Klopp give him a hug and I can only imagine that he was whispering in his ear that he could have one of these every game when you come and play for me !
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14/02/2020 14:27:19 4 0
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nice article, and he is a beast!