Benjamin White: English Virgil or also just blonde?

tcahill

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Some shocking takes on here, agendas are out in full force.

It's a complete consensus here that we should of kept Saliba and bought a CM instead. Correct me if I'm wrong - I can't think of anyone who has argued otherwise. But he's here now, I don't see the point in bringing up his price tag whenever he doesn't have an 12/10 game.

He's been good since he arrived. Bar a mediocre debut, he's been solid defensively and a great support to our attack with his on ball ability. Plus he's only 23, a mere baby in CB terms, he's likely to improve significantly.
 

OnlyOne

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Some shocking takes on here, agendas are out in full force.

It's a complete consensus here that we should of kept Saliba and bought a CM instead. Correct me if I'm wrong - I can't think of anyone who has argued otherwise. But he's here now, I don't see the point in bringing up his price tag whenever he doesn't have an 12/10 game.

He's been good since he arrived. Bar a mediocre debut, he's been solid defensively and a great support to our attack with his on ball ability. Plus he's only 23, a mere baby in CB terms, he's likely to improve significantly.

Yep, he's been solid. You know there's an agenda when people are only out in full force after a bad game. No one has really been talking about White recently.
 

Tir Na Nog

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He's definitely been quietly growing into his role, and a key sign that his performances have been solid is the lack of focus on him. I think with him and because of the price and the fact a lot were never sold on him means there'll be those waiting for the next mistake, so the lack of talk about him can only be a good thing.
 

AberGooner

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Got everything you want in a modern day defender and quietly gets on with it. The way he's settled in he doesn't feel like a new signing either.

Still needs to work on leaving opposition attackers in acres of space in the penalty box but that's also seen him make some crucial blocks.
 

Barry

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Thought he was really good against Villa bar the last 10 minutes or so when he made a couple of errors. He did some eye-catching defending including a quality aerial interception and was also pushing us forward and starting attacks intelligently. It was noticeable at the end that him, Gabriel & Ramsdale were really in sync and are starting to communicate and move as a unit.

It's not perfect yet but I think he's been quietly pretty good since the Brentford game. Concerns about him being a complete liability in the air thankfully seem to be unfounded which is a big relief.
 

MikelHadADream

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It's a bit strange that the media hasn't been hyping him up tbh. Baring Brenford, he's been really solid, forming a great partnership with Gabriel. Imagine if a 50m England CB went into Sp**s or United and made the same impact...

Not disappointed with this though, let the lad concentrate on his game.
 

drippin

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Pfft.. we need three good CB's like a big club should, and a great partner to Partey, over 60 million signing at least, depending on if there is of course some great bargain in the market.

When the transfer was going on, I read Brighton forum and some of them said he covered Phillips okay in the midfield, but was not as good.
 

drippin

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What if we go big on a CMF and a ST, and have Tomiyasu & White as CB & RB cover?

Is that enough for 2 CB places and RB, if Saliba stays and there is Gabriel too?

If we buy a starting RB in addition for example, will the other guys get enough minutes?
 

Barry

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What if we go big on a CMF and a ST, and have Tomiyasu & White as CB & RB cover?

Is that enough for 2 CB places and RB, if Saliba stays and there is Gabriel too?

If we buy a starting RB in addition for example, will the other guys get enough minutes?
If we're getting two players; in the next window then that's exactly what we need. Blow all the money on a midfielder (Rice/Biss) and a striker (???). Tomi & White can cover both roles as you've said in our current system at least
 

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