TT #TUFC Player Ratings August 17

Ed @DomRoman analyses the player performances (or lack of) from August 17, which includes predictably low TT player ratings for the manager-less Gulls….

No.

Name/Comments

August TT Rating

MOM

1

Ryan Clarke – Player of the Month

7.2

2

Keeper Clarke has been one of the few bright sparks in a dismal month, making numerous saves to help us avoid humiliation in earlier games. Proving a very solid signing as we had hoped, we need the injured keeper back quick.

2

Jamie Reid

5.7

1

Jamie has played well at times, looking positive and bright whilst also providing a couple of assists from the left wing. Unfortunately the last two games have seen more familiar form, with sluggish decision making and poor attitude.

2

Luke Young

5.7

0

Luke won’t have many poorer months as a footballer, and it’s a sign of how bad August has been that he’s still joint second in the rankings! His usual quality on the ball has been severely lacking, with poor control and passes going astray.

4

Jake Gosling

5.4

0

Early signs of Jake were encouraging as he bamboozled defenders with his quick feet. As the midfield has struggled big time on + off the ball, so has Jake; also his fitness is not up to 90 minutes and his tackling is a non-event!

5

Ruairi Keating

5.3

1

Ruairi played very well in both the Boreham and Guiseley games and his work rate and determination is always in evidence. Unfortunately he’s also had some anonymous matches, which means his average rating has suffered.

5

JP Pittman

5.3

0

Pittman is clearly a decent pro and tries hard to help his colleagues out. He has chipped in with a couple of goals, but needs to be better holding onto the ball and moving off it. Not two strengths our team has in abundance!

7

Damon Lathrope

5.2

0

Poor Damon he just can’t do two games in a week anymore! Lathrope has looked solid at times, but also old and rusty at others. Opposition players with mobility and speed can drift past him; we really need more dynamism in mid.

7

Sam Chaney

5.2

0

Chaney didn’t do badly to start with at left back. As the team lost its shape and composure, he started to lose his. Its hard to be too critical as Sam is an attacking midfielder and is unlikely to ever make it in the game at full back!

9

Ryan Higgins

5.1

1

The average rating for Ryan seems a bit low to me as he hasn’t been that bad at Plainmoor. However the defence has been dreadfully weak since Gowling got injured; and Ryan has to take his fair share of the blame for that.

10

James Gray

5.0

1

Gray’s appearances have been mainly as substitute, but he does look like scoring and that Woking goal was a cracker by all accounts. Still not convincing yet, and his fate will be decided (much like a few others) by the new manager.

11

Yan Klukowski

4.4

0

Klukowski and McGinty has become more like ‘Laurel and Hardy’! Yan is a player trying to find his feet at Plainmoor, however he really is a bench player for me (at best) and looks a very poor signing by Nicho at present.

12

Sean McGinty

4.3

0

No surprises that Sean is near the bottom of this list. With Josh alongside him the defender looked fine, without him he has been hapless and given little help to the players around him. Also his distribution is consistently dreadful at best (but you knew that!).

13

Myles Anderson

3.8

0

Propping up the list is Myles! The centre-back had fire in his belly and made a good impression last season. His appearances this season have been the complete opposite; no aggression and no quality – absolutely terrible.  

 

Notes:

1 – TT Rating is the average of the TT Match Verdict player ratings (out of 10).

2 – Players only included if they have been rated in 50% or more of TUFC games.

3 – Players are only rated if they have played more than 10 minutes in a game.

4 – MOM = man of the match awards

TT VIEWS:

“A goalkeeper easily player of the month, and two players in joint second with a below-par rating of 5.7/10; that really shows how bad the month has been! Defensively a shambles and inept with the football, whilst lacking any understanding and conviction to win points – it’s ugly at the moment and we desperately need a new manager in to sort this out”.

Dominic – TT Editor

 

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