Daniel Candeias - what do we do with him?

stillAlwaysblue

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Good player for us who will set up goals and also score. He has pace and ability and plays for the jersey. Who will we sign who will be better ...nobody for the cash we have to spend.
Has to track back too often to help Tav who is not a great defence player and at times finds this difficult.
Doubt Grezda is good enough to replace him but time will tell.
Most of our players have had bad games this season and I see no reason to pick on Candy
 

devilman

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I think he's a good player to have around the squad. You cannot deny his work effort. You also cannot deny he has pitched in with some great contributions - it would be shit to deny his efforts.

However, as a winger he will drift in and out of games. That said our team seems to function better without wingers and that is a way forward I'd be happy with.

Keep him but not as a starter every game.
 

borderbluenose

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When he plays well we win he is essentially a winger so isin and out how do his stats or assists andgoabls compre to Kents? some on here want us to pay £6m for Kent. I like Kent and yet his stats not as good as Candeias. Good squad player for me better than any we have been linked with
 

LiviLoyal

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Arfield wasn’t impressed by him before he signed for the club. Thought he was a guy who just ran about a lot and contributed little.

He loves him now and thinks he’s great to have in your team.

That epitomises the guy for me. A real team player. Always chasing and putting people under pressure. Sure, his final ball is suspect at times but if it wasn’t, he’d be nowhere near Rangers in all honesty.

His ball in for Katic today was a thing of beauty. If De Bruyne has done that for City, folk would be wanking over it on social media for days.
 

Beer Belly Loyal

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one thing i would say is you don't know what you have until its gone!
Yes. Candeias is one of those players who blows hot and cold, won't reach international level as proved but has great awareness about him when it all clicks. He's brilliant some days, sharp as a tack (like today)and shockingly annoying when it doesn't come off for him. Above average footballer which is no bad thing at all.
 

Melbbear

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Tits about the balance of the team at moment it’s working. Again him and move two different types of players.
 

Caldow1872

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I love Candeias, he’s like a 2019 version of Novo. Always gives 100% and loves the club.

On top of that, he’s one of our most dangerous players. Today is a fine example, two fantastic assists. He’s probably the only player at our club who could deliver that cross for Katic.

However, on other days he appears to be our weakest link. I fully expect him to be dropped next week for Kent. His performance at Parkhead was dreadful and it was his original mistake that cost us the first goal.

One minute I want him replaced by a new signing, next he’s the first name down for a starting position.
He’s %^*& all like novo
 

Danger Zone

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When you read some of the remarks in this thread it makes you realise how warped people are for expecting players here to show unconditional loyalty. Why would they? So they can get abused and degraded by the airheads within our support?

Candeias would be a great squad player, he’s not really the required quality for starting all games and winning us titles. However, he more often than not runs himself into the ground for the team and deserves far more respect that he’s getting in this thread.
 

frazz

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We have c adapted a bit like Liverpool with the two wide players being narrow he in a way is perfect for it with his pace and energy and workdays and closing down out to the wing.

We need better quality but he is difficult to drop when he was subbed Middleton didn't have same chafing down which in turn cause the foam and potentially another

He is a squad player but donatello a very useful one and it's always an option
 

Harthill Bill

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When you read some of the remarks in this thread it makes you realise how warped people are for expecting players here to show unconditional loyalty. Why would they? So they can get abused and degraded by the airheads within our support?
Remind us of your love for Joe Worrall.
 

Harthill Bill

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We need better quality but he is difficult to drop when he was subbed Middleton didn't have same chafing down which in turn cause the foam and potentially another

He is a squad player but donatello a very useful one and it's always an option
 
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True Blue Avenger

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We honour the last year pf hos contract and use him more sparingly next year as the very definition of a reliable, committed squad player.

When he goes, we make sure to tell him that his overall contribution to the cause has been first rate and wish him all the very best.

I like Candeais. 800k well spent and if all players we sign had his attitude and work rate, we'd be in a good place.
 

Graemelins

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He’s good for physical games where we are up against it and need to defend more than usual. He’s also better playing counterattacking football as I think he reads the game quite quickly.

He’s not so good when we are on the front foot and teams are sitting in as he doesn’t have the quality to open teams up.

So, I don’t think he is a sensible choice for every game, but I think in certain circumstances (Europe, Old firm, etc) then he would come in and do an important and specific job.

It’s also a bit silly to suggest that we have 1 starting 11 that we would play every week.
 

frazz

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Fixed it for you

We have adapted a bit like Liverpool with the two wide players being narrow and covering wide quickly he in a way is perfect for it with his pace and energy and work rate and closing down out to the wing.

The fbs then sit higher up providing the width it causes problem for the opposition defence - hearts rb/lb didn't know who to cover and were having to sit in between the space for example between tav and candias which in turn creates more space. (flannigan/airfield other side)

We need better quality but he is difficult to drop when he was subbed. Middleton didn't have same chasing/pressing down which in turn caused the goal and potentially another.

He is a squad player but a very useful one and it's always an option to change team about.
 

davmcc

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I'd keep him, but right wing is certainly a position we should be looking to upgrade.

Would be letting Grezda go before Candeias.
 

Amato Turn

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Our current wide options for next season (provided we can't get Kent back) are:

Murphy
Jones
Candeias
Grezda
Middleton

It's a bit quantity over quality tbh, particularly as we don't know how Murphy will look post-injury.
 

GourockBlue50

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He has earned his wages and is better than a lot of our players.

We could do better but would need to pay for it.
 

BlueSevenTwo

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Actually thought Hearts started to get more of the ball down his flank after he went off.
He’s that type of player , contributes a lot more than some people appreciate.
 

Calico Jack

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What we do with him, is put him on crossing and delivery practise all f ck ng summer.

Then he will be exactly what we need.
 
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