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navi8132
Post #16
Wednesday July 26, 2017 6:39pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,604
Physically strong. Someone ran right into him and he didn't even budge.

blaise213
Post #17
Wednesday July 26, 2017 8:04pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,404
Good replacement for bedoya because bedoya sucks

navi8132
Post #18
Saturday August 5, 2017 4:56pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,604
Oh what a difference level of competition makes. Today Schalke played Crystal Palace. They are certainly no powerhouse, but they are much better than the no-name team they played on July 26.

Weston played the 2nd half. Now that he was playing against a decent team, his weaknesses were glaring. I can't believe they see Weston as a D-mid, because he is neither mobile nor energetic. He doesn't close down passing lanes and he barely gets involved in the action. With the ball at his feet it was often awkward. He was slipping numerous times on the pitch for no reason, just while defending the other player who had the ball (others were not slipping). He had ~2 or 3 moments of very nice passes in the attacking third of the pitch. I would actually say he was sort of reminding me of a Zelalem 2.0. I would say he is not ready for Schalke 1st team action this season and I think he would be better served playing higher up the pitch.

skangles
DC
Post #19
Saturday August 5, 2017 11:44pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,169
Thanks for the summary, I didn't catch the game. At least we can praise his German skills. Really impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1...

admsghs27
Post #20
Sunday August 6, 2017 2:30am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,991
Is just a friendly let him get a whole season under his belt. Then we can compare and make assumptions what kind of player he can be he is still Raw and young but has the potential to be an all time great has to keep his head straight and work hard only time will tell.

northstream
Post #21
Monday August 14, 2017 5:38pm

Joined Jun 2016
Total Posts: 30
Started for Schalke in their DFB Pokal match vs BFC Dynamo Berlin (4th tier).

kernn63
Post #22
Monday August 14, 2017 9:23pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 208
Anyone get a chance to see him? Random twitter dudes seemed to like his play.

Jzaval01
Post #23
Tuesday August 15, 2017 12:06am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,174
Nope but heard positives. Seems like schalke are ready to let this kid fly. I hope he is successful.

kernn63
Post #24
Tuesday August 15, 2017 5:37pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 208
Manager seems to like him.....

https://twitter.com/s04_us/status/89747169462...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #25
Tuesday August 15, 2017 7:53pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,131
Talented kid entering his first pro season. He will have ups and downs, but he clearly has talent and the backing of the coaching staff. He will get many minutes this year.

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