Jump to content
Supremolad

Nathaniel Phillips

Recommended Posts

Baffling to say Nat hasn't done well at all.

 

Without him we'd have finished 6th/7th, he's made a massive contribution to us finishing 3rd, next season he'll rightly be 4th/5th choice but without him this season we wouldn't have been playing CL football next season.

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's done very well and his attitude us superb. I like the way he never gets bullied by some of the yard dog centre forwards in the league. 

 

Imagine trying to mark him and van Dijk at corners next season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Elite said:

Baffling to say Nat hasn't done well at all.

 

Without him we'd have finished 6th/7th, he's made a massive contribution to us finishing 3rd, next season he'll rightly be 4th/5th choice but without him this season we wouldn't have been playing CL football next season.

And with him, fighting with absolute shite for 4th will be our level. 

 

It's absolutely bonkets that people are suggesting playing viirgil with someone who makes maguire look like usuak. Bolt.  As of having one fast centre back is fine and the other will suddenly be able to hold a high line. 

 

Id rather get back to being good than praising a donkey for sticking his head on the ball.  With any luck, people can watch Burnley if thats the standard of defenders they want to see next year. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Fabinho.

Alisson, Jota.  Incidentally the only four that can hold their heads up. 

 

The rest were too affected by the team turning to shit by the defence being decimated. 

 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Fabinho.

He did really well. Particularly when he had the security of Big Nat behind him. 

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Grinch said:

And with him, fighting with absolute shite for 4th will be our level. 

 

It's absolutely bonkets that people are suggesting playing viirgil with someone who makes maguire look like usuak. Bolt.  As of having one fast centre back is fine and the other will suddenly be able to hold a high line. 

 

Id rather get back to being good than praising a donkey for sticking his head on the ball.  With any luck, people can watch Burnley if thats the standard of defenders they want to see next year. 

The general consensus is that he should be 4th/5th choice which is completely fair.

 

To be dismissive of his performances this season is very harsh and unjustified, we were in a deep hole in which he had a massive part of getting us out of, that's not to say he deserves to be first choice next season as that's clearly not the case.

 

I am very thankful though for him this season, he's contributed massively and deserves some respect.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its looking like we're going to sign Konate. 

VVD - Gomez - Matip - Konate - Philips.

I'd be more than happy for Philips to stay as 4th or 5th choice but is it fair on him as the way Klopp picks his sides once VVD and Gomez are back he wont rotate them much at all.

Philips would hardly get any game time apart from the league cup can't see that being good for himself longterm.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Mark M said:

Its looking like we're going to sign Konate. 

VVD - Gomez - Matip - Konate - Philips.

I'd be more than happy for Philips to stay as 4th or 5th choice but is it fair on him as the way Klopp picks his sides once VVD and Gomez are back he wont rotate them much at all.

Philips would hardly get any game time apart from the league cup can't see that being good for himself longterm.

 

 

The age old conundrum - squad player for a really good team or try your luck in a bottom dwelling side.

Lets be honest - taking the ball out of your own net 60 times a year can't be that much fun for a defender.

 

Could go Coady or Kelly this lark.

If he gets a decent bump in his wages may be better to stay.

And I thought he should leave a month ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Yeah, but Gomez and Matip will be injured for 75% of the season. Phillips would be an ever present.

Thats the point of signing Koante (Who I haven't seen btw but am assuming he's a fast paced CB & good on the ball) 

Philips would be lucky to get much starts imo. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We need depth especially at centre half given question marks against players in that position.

 

Depth will allow us to have a better go at the cups and of course help us with rotation/dealing with injuries.

 

If Phillips wants to stay and be 4th/5th choice then i think he has shown enough to deserve that chance....but if he wants to leave to play regularly at a mid table/lower half side then fair do's to the lad.

 

He can hold his head up about what he has done this season with us, his limitations are obvious - but so are his strengths as well and those strengths could very well see him carve out a decent enough career playing in a side who defend deeper and don't ask centre halves to play high like we do and be progressive with ball at their feet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, RobbieOR said:

He has done his best but we should still sell while his stock his high. He isnt good enough to be part of a squad that wins things.

Yep. Could turn into an Origi type situation we should have cashed in on him after the CL Final we didnt and now we'll get nothing for him.

Philips stock will never be higher than it is now.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some absolute shite being chatted here. He’s arguably been out best player in the last 10 games along with Thiago. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have at least half a dozen players that need fucking off before we even consider getting rid of Phillips.

 

And there is no reason at all that he couldn't be part of a squad that wins stuff. He wouldn't be starting every week, but to cover injuries, play in the domestic cups, and maybe be played alongside VVD against the proper ale house sides, he'd be more than capable.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mark M said:

Thats the point of signing Koante (Who I haven't seen btw but am assuming he's a fast paced CB & good on the ball) 

Philips would be lucky to get much starts imo. 

konate has managed 24 games in all comps over the past 2 seasons. to put that in some perspective, that's just 4 more than matip. if 2/3/4th choice are gomez, matip and konate, i would bet phillips would have plenty of games again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Virgil and Joe are not going to be playing two games a week for months even if they are ready for the start of the season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We effectively need two out of; new signing, Kabak or Phillips in for next season. Phillips has proven he can be a squad player but selling him wouldn't be a bad idea either. His value is decent right now, I imagine. I'm not arsed either way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The lunch lady probably makes more than he does.

 

EDIT - not true - probably should though.

 

Big Nat slots in between Van den Berg and some fella name Dixon-Bonner.

 

To put it into perspective - Tsimakas makes more than 10x a week compared to Wor Natty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our season was fucked by a terrible injury to VVD and our next two best centre halves being made of wet paper yet people are saying we should sell the one CB who has managed to help us salvage the season?  Clueless. 

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×