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17 Aug 2019 08:37:21
Pretty sure Matip is getting a new deal, good news I think.

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17 Aug 2019 09:52:24
OP, he has to. He really stepped up his game late last season with monster performances. I did not think he had it in him cos he was pure rubbish before that IMO but credit to him for picking himself up and getting it done.

17 Aug 2019 09:53:43
Rumour mill today saying Shaq could leave this month before window closes. Would be a dent to our squad depth If it happened but cannot blame the lad as I cannot remember the last time he had any run of minutes for us.

17 Aug 2019 10:00:38
Well deserved and a far better player than he is given credit for. Took an undeserved amount of criticism on this site, some were blaming him for goals conceded, when it clearly was not his fault. He proved a few so called fans wrong.

17 Aug 2019 10:00:41
Apologies for going off the subject in my last post. Redwolf agree mate I thought he was brilliant last season and so was Gomez. Both will learn so much playing with VVD and in front of Allison.

17 Aug 2019 10:35:42
He was good for parts of last season, I'm not singling anybody out but some have short memories. Yes, he stepped up when needed and impressed more than I thought he ever would so I'm not slamming him and I do believe he deserves a new contract (thanks for the info ST) all I'm saying is, he wasn't great all season. He scared me half to death every single time he was on the pitch, I'm not as bad now but I'd still prefer Gomez any day.

17 Aug 2019 10:58:33
Absolutely deserves a new contract. I’ve also liked Matip but cannot lie that when he goes on one of his runs and loses the ball or passes the ball to the opposition repeatedly like on Wednesday I do question his thinking.

The other night he majestically ran through Chelsea team and got to the edge of the area. I was shouting for him to shoot but he never does even when in a good scoring position. I’d rather he shot and missed than pass and give ball away and be out of position.

Actually I’m sounding negative about the guy. I’m just drawing out he can step up a notch still but I’m very happy for him to be in the first 11 or sub bench.

17 Aug 2019 11:08:11
JK23, Matip made several mistakes last season so let's not play the short memory card here, with all due respect. What he did do was cut those errors out and just play his game and in fact, he would later become more physical, aggressive and developed a lot more bite in his challenges and interventions. This was when the penny dropped for him, IMO cos I always saw him as a stroller, not a true CB who gets stuck in or make his presence felt. Now, he is much better and long may it continue.

17 Aug 2019 11:28:55
Redwolf loads of our players made mistakes last season so there's no short memory from me. They are all humans they make mistakes. Matip played in 22 league games and 8 CL games and we are champions of Europe and had our highest every league tally. He massively played his part in that. When I say he was brilliant that is not me saying he is a brilliant player because he’s not but for me he was brilliant in what he did and again it’s not me saying he was brilliant for every single minute of every single game. Gomez was also brilliant for us until his injury. Certain players in our team cannot have a bad word said about them and posters come out with their pitch forks if someone dosay anything. It’s just a shame those same posters don’t offer the same protection to the players they then criticise themselves.

17 Aug 2019 11:34:34
Matip is improving in every game. Deserves a new deal.

17 Aug 2019 11:38:00
Thanks ST, send our love to joe!

17 Aug 2019 11:59:41
He was very good JK23, and improved as the season went on. As you say, an integral part of the CL winning team and PL team coming 2nd with a great defence.

Credit where credit is due. He got stick when he wasnt so hot, so he is due a bit of praise.

17 Aug 2019 12:41:36
good for him!

17 Aug 2019 14:00:42
Jk23 well said, I also do not have a short memory. Matip is not a great defender and it is difficult to find even a good defender these days. We all know he made mistakes but so did other players.

I stand by what I said because he received dogs abuse off some posters, he was the scapegoat even when he was not at fault.



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