[SIGNED loan] Emmanuel Dennis

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by NathWFC, Jan 22, 2024.

  1. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Hope we sign him on a permanent basis.
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I bet he doesn't hope thar! And we'll have a transfer budget near zero anyway.
  3. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    The bizarre thing about our season is we’ve now got 13 goals out of Rajovic and Dennis combined, yet imo you’d be hard-pressed to name one really good match between them.
  4. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    While they look about the same level technically, Dennis does look more likely to score as you don't have to place the ball right in his path from point blank range for him to score. Hard to see a way back into the team for Rajovic now, he looks like he's playing the Healey role these days
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  5. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    The only way we will get him is if we sell Asprilla for around £20m. I would do it.
  6. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Did you really just say that Dennis looks the same level as Rajovic "technically"?
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    How many simple passes has Dennis mucked up this season? How many shots has be blazed over or wide? He's much more mobile, but technically he's poor
  8. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    But he's not technically poor. At all. We've seen evidence of that at a higher level. His touch, ability to carry the ball/dribble, his range and quality of finishing is absolutely lightyears ahead of Rajovic. We've just not seen the best of Dennis since his return due to form/fitness/confidence.

    Rajovic is literally the most garbage technical footballer I've ever seen kick a ball for us, and to claim Dennis is on the same level as him from a technical standpoint may actually be the most insane thing I've ever seen on this forum, and that's saying something.
  9. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    It's also about the players around him, if they don't make the runs, get in position, read the pass, play the expected return ball etc. it can make a talented player look a bit poo.

    As a wise man once said, it's hard to soar with the eagles when you are surrounded by turkeys.
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  10. Pob

    Pob Reservist

    That's pretty harsh to say that Dennis is about the same technically as the Raj. I agree Dennis has been poor at times and needlessly lost possession but imo he's way technically better than Raj.
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  11. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I'm technically better than Raj and I'm 51 years old with a bad knee
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  12. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Interestingly Dennis’s stats per goal are already better than Rajovic’s

    Mileta Rajovic 10 goals, played 36, goals per 90 mins .51, mins per goal 177
    Emmanuel Dennis 3 Goals played 11, goals per 90 mins .56, mins per goal 159
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  13. Vic

    Vic First Year Pro

    The closing down, the tackle, the turn and the finish from Dennis on Saturday were all technically beyond anything that we’ve seen from Rajovic so far. And that’s just one quick moment.
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  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Quite, I don't think Rajovic could score a goal like that on his Playstation.
  15. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Agreed that moment proved what he is capable of. I think the point people are making is that his general play in this spell with us has not been great. He has clearly had the higher ability and that goal showed it, just not enough in this spell.
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  16. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    He is as frustrating to watch now as he was in the second half of the Prem season he had with us. We all know he has the technical ability to be a good player but he definitely does not have the attitude of a top player. It's the showboating efforts when a simple pass is on or trying to beat two players that are most frustrating.
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  17. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Agree,,there is a reason he hardly started for Notts Forest last season and they let him go out on loan this one and I’m afraid we are seeing it on the pitch!
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  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    He’s had one golden half season in his career so far. We were lucky to be the ones to see it. I presume that was why he was so keen to come back. Will he ever repeat that ? Who knows…
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  19. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    But we’re now an awful team who aren’t good enough to be anywhere near promotion but also can’t even be bad enough to provide a bit of peril or excitement at the other end of the table either, so as much as him showboating a bit or not passing might be frustrating if there was anything remotely tangible on the line, what he provides in terms of the odd bit of skill here and there is the most exciting thing we’re likely to see for a while, so I’d say for your own good any everyone else’s, just enjoy it for what it is, and while you can.
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  20. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    Full stops are your friend.
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  21. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    I tend to think of them like Dennis thinks of his teammates, occasionally considers using them, but ultimately decides to try and avoid using for as long as possible
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  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I thought you were a lawyer/solicitor ? I can't remember the last time I saw a full stop in a legal document I reviewed ;) !
  23. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Would much rather he didn't pass considering his passing is about as bad as his teammates' shooting!
  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Actually, he can pass the ball harmlessly out of play all he likes if he charges down the resulting throw-in!
  25. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Dennis scored a brace at the Bernabeu in the Champions League. I can safely predict that Rajovic will never do that.
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Agreed. He needs to move to a club with real Champions League aspirations.
  27. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet First Year Pro

    Dennis said after the match that he was suffering with his groin (insert own jokes here!) and only played on Saturday as TC persuaded him that his pressing could be crucial for the team.
    Reaction: Dennis On Winning Goal In Birmingham Win - Watford FC
    Leaving aside the large dollop of hindsight that he might be using there, he also explained his confident finishing. Let the goalie dive low and rifle it into the top of the net and 2 of his 3 goals have been exactly that. Technically similar to Rayovic? Err, I think not. The two are as similar as chalk and cheese. We've all seen a fully fit Dennis operate successfully in the Premier League even in a failing team. He's where he is now as Forest threw around mad amounts of money to create an over-sized new squad and Dennis was squeezed out by some bigger names/reputations.
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    It was a good bit of play to close the defender down and a decent finish.

    No one can deny that.

    None of other strikers or even players would do that.
  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    For sure, but equally, the finish one of those goals was comical!
  30. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Bayo would have chased the defender down, won the ball and then would have hit the corner flag with his shot. Raj wouldn't have moved
  31. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Dennis couldn’t even make it Belgium, where he has spent his career. Even the crow made it in Belgium
  32. Chewitt

    Chewitt Forum Extraordinaire

    Did someone really say Dennis and Rajovic had the same technical ability!? Surely not
  33. reids

    reids First Team

    Depends what you call making it, but he played in over 100 league games in Belgium, scoring 29 goals + 8 assists. Not bad at all
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  34. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Is "over 100" games 101 or 736 ?
  35. reids

    reids First Team


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