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Postby Pitchfork » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13 pm

No-one would ever doubt Ebou's desire or total commitment. He may lose the ball occasionally, but he has an amazing knack of keeping it and winning it.

The opposition like to see him grounded - most FGR fans know he is the most fouled player in the league. The gap between Ebou and other players fouled in division two is incredible. The evidence is in his shins, ankles and this table,

139 - Ebou Adams
77 - Charlie Goode
75 - Anthony Grant
70 - Josh Sheehan
68 - Dominic Bernard
68 - Danny Rose
64 - Luke Hannant
64 - Joss Labadie
61 - James Vaughan
57 - Perry Ng

Interesting to see Dom in 5th place
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby John Whiffen » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:36 pm

Perhaps we could leave these details together with the clubs name by accident in the referee’s changing room !!!!

As you say pitchfork, all our fans knew this so it’s great to have it confirmed.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Silver Surfer » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:37 pm

So should referees look after for players like Ebou? He does seem to be fouled intentionally and deliberately by opponents who can't stop him any other way.

I remember an Arsenal side which deliberately employed "the reducer". Basically if you kept fouling an opposition player he would eventually slow down and become less Influential.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Kentstripe » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm

No surprise, Ebou seemed to be fouled every other minute against Port Vale alone. Expect that tally to double when we play Orient in a couple of weeks, going by their tactics in the first game.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby The Old TomCat » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:44 pm

Pitchfork wrote:No-one would ever doubt Ebou's desire or total commitment. He may lose the ball occasionally, but he has an amazing knack of keeping it and winning it.

The opposition like to see him grounded - most FGR fans know he is the most fouled player in the league. The gap between Ebou and other players fouled in division two is incredible. The evidence is in his shins, ankles and this table,

139 - Ebou Adams
77 - Charlie Goode
75 - Anthony Grant
70 - Josh Sheehan
68 - Dominic Bernard
68 - Danny Rose
64 - Luke Hannant
64 - Joss Labadie
61 - James Vaughan
57 - Perry Ng

Interesting to see Dom in 5th place


Those figures are gobsmacking.
Ebou fouled twice as often as practically everybody else in the league.

In his early days at FGR he would try to recover and continue but opponents soon sussed that out, knowing he could not afterwards claim for a foul.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby michael » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:44 pm

Bernard fairly high up there in the ratings as well-i assume its the one and only DM.

if he had played every game-he would probably be second in the list .

is that slightly odd as normally would you anticipate a full back to be the perpetrator as opposed to recipient ?
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby andyp » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:09 pm

Interesting, wonder how many of those are genuine fouls. Ebou does go to ground rather easily
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby paulK » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:47 pm

Pitchfork wrote:The gap between Ebou and other players fouled in division two is incredible. The evidence is in his shins, ankles and this table,

139 - Ebou Adams
77 - Charlie Goode
75 - Anthony Grant
70 - Josh Sheehan
68 - Dominic Bernard
68 - Danny Rose
64 - Luke Hannant
64 - Joss Labadie
61 - James Vaughan
57 - Perry Ng

Interesting to see Dom in 5th place


Like Michael, I wondered how Dom would fare if it were ranked by minutes per foul. If my source of minutes played is right, I make it

18 Ebou Adams
30 Luke Hannant
31 Anthony Grant
31 Dominic Bernard
32 Danny Rose
32 Joss Labadie
33 James Vaughan
35 Josh Sheehan
37 Charlie Goode
50 Perry Ng

So, up just one place. Thought it might be more but he's played a lot of games.

Also, MC likes his stats. Aaron is third in the goals per minute stakes, behind Willo and Taylor Allen, both who only featured in very few games. Really don't understand why he isn't given decent game time.
My mileage; yours may vary, of course.....
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Kentstripe » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:56 pm

Strange to see Charlie Goode so high, you wouldn't expect a big centre back to get fouled so often.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Eco-Exile » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:22 pm

Of course we must forget not that Ebou is often reported to fall to the ground easily.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Kentstripe » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:37 pm

Eco-Exile wrote:Of course we must forget not that Ebou is often reported to fall to the ground easily.


Yes, he does have a bit of a reputation amongst opposition fans. Dom also seems to go down easily quite a lot.

But in Ebou's case especially he does get some pretty rough treatment too, quite often without much punishment/protection.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby T50 BOS » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:38 pm

Not condoning it but to be fair no different to the majority of our opponents this season who seem incapable of staying on their feet following the lightest of touches ................ ??!!
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby T50 BOS » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:39 pm

Including the kid who played for Salford - threw himself to the ground and promptly ended up taking an early bath for his play acting :lol:
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Tommo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:58 am

Both Ebou and Doms’ first move when near the ball is to put their body in a place where possession is protected. That is basically a good thing and Ebou, in particular, is physical enough to achieve that most of the time. That first movement draws fouls.

Unfortunately I think both are guilty of thinking protection of the ball and drawing fouls before thinking about anything else including looking forward for an early pass. Bernard is perhaps sensibly playing to his current limitations (and doing very well at that) but Adams could do more I think, to set play going forward more quickly.

Both have a lot of promise though and I really hope we can benefit from their development next season.

It’s a pity that we don’t have the means to profit more from the fouls we get. I like our passing game but sides like Lincoln would have been lumping the free kicks into the box and hoping for the best. We pass the ball and go backwards.

Also it’s a pity, as per the Port Vale game, that refs don’t penalise persistent fouling enough.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Funfly » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:28 am

Better shin pads?
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Timb » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:49 pm

If Ebou is strong enough and agile enough to get in front of an opposition player when winning the ball, and then gets tripped, clipped or pushed by an opposition player then it's a foul pure and simple.

If the players he was up against were championship standard then firstly he would less often get in front of them, and secondly they would be good enough players not to foul him.

They're all fouls. If the opposition player didn't touch him there would be no foul. It's not Ebou's fault he gets fouled so much and the stats are not lying.

He's one of our star players this season although arguably, as with Jack Aitchison a short rest might have topped up his battery a touch.

Keep up the good work Ebou, and the rest of the squad.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Greeners » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:42 pm

Hi
I take it that those figures PF quoted were only the times a free kick has been awarded, how many more times has he been brought down without a whistle being blown
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby michael » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:07 pm

monopolises todays Football Paper in both words and pictures .

perhaps worth an £1.50 investment ?

it seems that aaron collins is also a lively character according to Ebou .
(played safe on the teachers pet question though -definite cop out that answer ?)
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:34 pm

michael wrote:monopolises todays Football Paper in both words and pictures .

perhaps worth an £1.50 investment ?

it seems that aaron collins is also a lively character according to Ebou .
(played safe on the teachers pet question though -definite cop out that answer ?)

Michael,
you forgot to mention that Liam Kitching also got a column write up.
Perhaps shame that he was in treatment room yesterday.
Both come across as decent guys.
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Re: Ebou Adams

Postby Timb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:57 pm

I buy it every sunday morning and take it as great value for money.

Interesting to see Matty Stevens in the team of the day at centre back....

The best thing about it are the news snippets on our opposition and reports on teams with former FGR players, and there are quite a few.

Nice to read a report on an FGR victory as well.
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