U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Soccer
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-26-2013, 12:59 PM
 
782 posts, read 936,014 times
Reputation: 1016

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by paull805 View Post
He is in the mould of Xavi. And in a few years will be quality. Is is commonly known that they want him to replace him. I think people are doing Wilshere a disservice here, when he is injury free and gets a run of games he is magestic to watch.
Explain how they play alike? I am an Arsenal fan for more than a quarter of a century, I watch every single match. I am not doing Wilshere a disservice, although he still has a lot to prove as far as fulfilling his potential, he has brilliant skill.

But once again, he is a box-to-box midfielder, very aggressive, sometimes wild in the tackle, great on the ball, sometimes struggles with vision to pick out the right pass, but with good passing skills. Not super creative in the mould of a Santi, a Mata or a more pure AM, rather more of a direct player.

He is frankly better on the ball, running at guys than Xavi is or ever was. However, his passing range and accuracy is not anywhere in the same galaxy as Xavi. His vision is not the same galaxy. He doesn't have the composure or mentality to sit back as a deep laying playmaker at all.

Again - if you are going to compare him to someone in Barca's midfield he is much closer to a Iniesta (although that is not a perfect comparison either, as Iniesta has much more flair and better vision than Wilshere at this point).

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyronHarpoons View Post
Wilshere is nothing like Xavi and will probably never be. He is another overrated English youth who will end up at an average club in 4-5 years. Kinda remind me of David Bentley.
You are doing him a great disservice there. First off, his style of play is nothing like Bentley. Secondly, he has allready shown his worth in both club and international play. Presently he has been through some significant injury setbacks for the last 18 months, but he is well back on his way to where he was. He is by no means fully arrived and does still have to show that he can fulfill the promise and upside that he has, but he is an absolute gem of a player with great potential. Still only 21 years old so plenty of time to fulfill it as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-26-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Scotland
7,972 posts, read 10,089,804 times
Reputation: 4093
There is no talking to some people. Wilshere overrated? Like Bentley?

Bloody bonkers.

Barca and me obviously see something in him you two don't I guess. He is top class, I am a Scotsman and will admit it. Superb player.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2013, 01:43 PM
 
782 posts, read 936,014 times
Reputation: 1016
Yes, superb player. But again ... tell me in what way his game is anything like Xavi's? Xavi plays absolutely nothing like Wilshere. There are no similarities in their game. They are deployed differently, they have totally different skill sets. I am not knocking Wilshere, I am a lifelong Gooner, I love all of my boys. I could see him one day being quality enough for Barca ... but one thing he does NOT do, is play ANYTHING like Xavi. If you think he does, then give some comparison, give some reasoning on why you think that he is fit to play that role ... in what ways does his game look anything like Xavi's? Defend your statement to those of us who actually watch Wilshere play.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The West
349 posts, read 358,498 times
Reputation: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by paull805 View Post
There is no talking to some people. Wilshere overrated? Like Bentley?

Bloody bonkers.

Barca and me obviously see something in him you two don't I guess. He is top class, I am a Scotsman and will admit it. Superb player.
What the hell has he done in his 64 games for arsenal?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Scotland
7,972 posts, read 10,089,804 times
Reputation: 4093
He is a diamond in a mediocre team.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: The West
349 posts, read 358,498 times
Reputation: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by paull805 View Post
He is a diamond in a mediocre team.
True. But as usual England over hypes english players like crazy. If he was playing for man utd or in Spain, he would be another mediocre player.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Scotland
7,972 posts, read 10,089,804 times
Reputation: 4093
He is, in my opinion, a future superstar. He has all the attributes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Ubique
4,148 posts, read 3,158,146 times
Reputation: 2634
Wilshire doesn't do it for me. I never liked players that were good at many things, and not great at one or two things. If football was like tennis, I would sing a different tune.

Xavi is an orchestrating midfielder. Like Pirlo. Wilshire reminds me of a slow Gerrard, looks aside.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Scotland
7,972 posts, read 10,089,804 times
Reputation: 4093
He is nothing like Gerrard for goodness sake?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Ubique
4,148 posts, read 3,158,146 times
Reputation: 2634
Quote:
Originally Posted by paull805 View Post
He is nothing like Gerrard for goodness sake?
Why? He is better?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Soccer
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top