First Name: Jarell
Squad Number: 78
Town of Birth: Warrington
Country of Birth: England
First Name: Jarell
One goal and two assists
Faster than Rhys Williams.
Good lad. Should get some minutes with the hectic schedule coming up.
1 goal and 3 assists in 16 games.
Funny because last night, just as I was thinking did he even play a long diagonal pass towards the left that didn’t go out of play, in the games he’s played RCB for us, he completes a similar assist (even if it was a bit shit defending).
He’s been a revelation. Best defender on the pitch yesterday. Athletic, composed, calm with really good technique for someone of his stature, he’s everything you’d want to see in a young defender. He still makes the odd mistake here and there but that’s mostly inexperience.
He’s got a really high ceiling and he seems to be part of an exciting crop of youth coming through.
I thought VVD better but VVD is VVD, best praise you can give is he doesn’t look out of place and doesn’t concern you.
He is certainly one of our CB’s now.
Looking good so far,seems pretty calm,makes the odd mistake,of course he would…he is a kid,he can only improve as he spends some time with VVD.
Are you sure it’s not 4 assists the most for any CB in the premier league, this was mentioned last night .
There was one piece of defending he did that was absolutely fantastic. They worked the ball in behind our LB and Quansah found himself having to defend the front post and their main striker. Jimenez was clever understanding that the space for him was to pull back away from goal that then created a dilemma for his marker. Do they go with him and open up an opportunity for a killer pass across the face of goal, or stick his ground and allow the cut back to the striker? What does the defender do? Well, the lanky fucker somehow did both. He stood his ground taking away any killer square ball and so then knew the ball had to try to find Jimenez’s feet. But he also didnt let go the striker go so as soon as the ball was cut back to him he was already on it and snuffed out the chance before it could develop.
A lot of defending is about choosing the least bad option. This is where young defenders often struggle with the step up…the have the tools to defend against players, but struggle with the pace of the game in defending situations. Here the least bad option was to stand his ground and prevent the ball behind him across the face of goal because you can then always rush out to try to the block the shot when it inevitably gets cut back. For Quansah to somehow protect the near post while also stopping the striker getting space was a spectacular reading of the game.