Emre is truly shapin' up to be a brilliant signing for the club. The first post just doesn't reflect the current Emre at all. Since arriving to the club, he's improved on his workrate, stamina and general fitness big time! He's sort of taking on the role of captain and(IMO) deserve to be wearing the arm band, not Alex. I initially thought he'd be a poor signing because I had been following his progress in England. He really has proven me wrong and for that reason, I take my hat off to you, Emre
I'd like to see the following changes to be made to the first post:
According to IMScouting, he can play on the left wing aswell as DM, but we currently have far too many better adapted players in those positions so the chance of him ever playing in those positions is zero to none. I've yet to see him play in those positions for fenerbahce so i doubt anyone will object to him playing as CM only.
Attack: I've yet to see any sort of positional sense from Emre. He just doesn't seem to demonstrate inteligent positional sense in the opposition half. It's not necessarily a weakness because he's still more than capable of scoring thanks to his shooting ability. 70 is good enough of a value for somone of his playing style.
Defence: To be sitting on a value as low as 52, is truly an insult to Emre, especially when you consider he's CM. The only other central midfielder to be sitting on a value this poor is Kevin Prince Boateng and he'll most likely be updated within the next few days. He may lack in the defensive knowhow, but he often plays in deep position and tries to support the defence as much as Selcuk, Deniz and even Christian. He struggles to regain possession due to the fact that he can't actually slide tackle, but so can't Scholes so i see no reason why Emre should sit on a lower value. 61 is a good value when you consider how poor he is at tacking and etc.
Balance: Truly comparable to Dani Alves. Emre is a very tough tackler and unlike Dani Alves, he doesn't buckle and go to ground after getting nutmegged by players like Uğur Boral. In my eyes, Emre has a very low centre of gravity and is even heavier than Alves so I see no reason why he shouldn't be sitting on similar value to what Alves has. He's definitely stronger than players like Pienaar, Defoe and Wilshere so I see no reason why he shouldn't sit on either 81
Stamina: As I mentioned, he seems to have worked on his fitness and injury tollerance and definitely looks like a fitter, healthier, better midfielder. He probably deserved a figure like 82
when he first arrived, but he definitely looks healthier, stronger and more tolerant to injuries. He doesn't deserve to be on par with player like Barry Ferguson, but I see no reason why he can't be on par with players like Fabregas considering he does more back and forth running. 84
is a reasonable value considering how much he seems to exert himself during 90 minutes.
Top Speed: No way on earth is he slower than that fat cunt, Andy Reid! He may look chubby, but he's not slow or sluggish to twist and turn. He doesn't really demonstrate amazing speed on the straights, but 79
is the lowest value I think Emre deserves.
Acceleration: He doesn't really have a great burst of pace, but is quick to charge at people. He's also able to wriggle and burst past his marker. I definitely rate his burst of pace higher than his ability over distance. 80
is a fair value for someone as tiny as Emre.
Response: I don't think he deserves a value like 80
. He can't read the game well and struggles to time his tackles. He rarely ever pounces on loose balls aswell. He looks good on the ball, but poor off it. 77
is a good enough value considering how shit he is reading the game.
Agility: Isn't really comparable to Defoe, Joe Cole, Arshavin, Benayoun, Nani or Bellamy so he definitely deserves to be sitting on a value like 85
when you take into account how short and light he is. As i mentioned, he has a really low centre of gravity and holds up the ball well thanks to his agility and strength.
Dribble Speed: Loses abit of speed while dribbling so a value like 78
is more than fitting. He definitely can't outrun anyone while dribbling so it makes sense to lower his DS.
Short Pass Accuracy: Does a good job of retaining possession, but still has a tendancy to lose possession. I definitely don't rate his gorund passes as highly as his crosses so a value like 81
is good enough for Emre.
Short Pass Speed: As is the case, Emre often goes for power rather than precision. He'll often rush his pass, but doesn't struggle to put enough power behind his passes. 82
is good value.
Long Pass Accuracy: His crosses often have a lot spin and power to them rather than accuracy. 82
is more than good enough.
Long Pass Speed: Tends to cross almost as hard as he'd shoot. Not quite as hard, but his crosses seem to arrive from corners and free kicks like shots. 83
is a good a value when take into account how hard
Petkovic found it to hold on to his cross/shot.
Shot Accuracy: 74 is far too good of a value for someone who rarely finds the target. A lot of his shots seem to go into the stands so a value like 71 more fitting. He needs a good number of shots before he can even find the back of the net.
Shot Power: Doesn't deserve to be on par with Roberto (IMO). Emre may have scored a reall screamer against Norway, but he definitely doesn't strike the ball any harder than Roberto or Kazim for that matter.
Shot Technique: Emre's shot technique is truly amazing. He seems to be able to pull of shots that some of our players just beg to do. Anyone remember his goal against Denizlispor
? That goal on it's own warrants atleast a 78
Free Kick Accuracy: Tend to go for power and spin rather than accuracy so I think his accuracy should below his power and curling ability. 83
is good enough value.
Technique: I don't rate his first touch as highly as his dribbling ability. His close control of the ball doesn't let him down half as much as his first touch. For that reason, his technique should be about 85
Aggression: He sort of reminds me of Deco in terms of aggression. He tends to creep forward only to play just outside the opposition box. Deco obviously has a better positional sense so he's able to lose the attention of the opposition defence better than Emre, but that's not the point. Should be on par with Deco
Mentality: Emre's mentality has risen to a point where he's actually one of the best in the team. Even in the previous season, he seemed hardworking, but his lack of fitness restricted his workrate. He'll often charge aggressively at people that've managed to intercept his passes and generally stay busy on the pitch. I don't rate him as highly as Tainio, Anderson, Palacios, or even David Dunn, but he sure is hard working and for that reason, I think he should atleast be on par with players like Lucas Leiva or even Reo-Coker.
Team Work: He's really taken on the role as leader of the pitch. He does a good job of orchestrating the midfield but not enough to warrant the *Playmaking star. He's really settled in the team and reminds me of Alex when he use to play in the midfield. He's nowhere near as individualistic as Arshavin or even Ballack so for that reason, he should sit on atleast 83
Injury Tolerance: As I said, he's gotten over his injury prone stage of his career and is on the rise. He really is looking awesome right now. B
is a very fair figure.
Weak Foot Accuracy: I think he deserve atleast a 5 after managing to hit the post against Sivasspor. He tries hard to stick to his left, but as you can see, he's fairly capable with his right too.
Consistency: Has been a very consistent player since arriving to the club. He may play poorly once in while, but that's just how he plays. He doesn't really have a poor game, just games slightly more worse than others. 6 is a very reasonable figure.
Likes to stick along the centre of the pitch so he warrants the *Centre star. Rarely ever drifts out to the wings.
Top Speed: 79
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 82
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 83
Shot Accuracy: 71
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 78
Free Kick Accuracy: 83
Injury Tolerance: B
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5