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Mason Mount Appreciation

I have him down as player of the season so far

Picked a great time to show he has match winning quality last night

As some have mentioned elsewhere he has really come on with certain skills such as his dribbling, touch and close control - he was always a tidy player coming through but i think he's moving up the levels lately

Comes across like he has a good head on his shoulders and Lamps getting axed hasn't broken his stride at all

Hope he keeps it up

comment by TBag. (U11806)

posted on 5/3/21

I thought he might go the way of Harry Winks and just turn into a sideways passer who doesn't really contribute much.

Fair play to him though, he's shown a lot of character and looks a great player

posted on 5/3/21

I think like Declan Rice he's just genuinely gotten a lot better, rather than people being wrong with some of their initial criticisms (though I suppose you could argue that greeting these youngsters like they're already the finished product is wrongful criticism)

posted on 5/3/21

Gets far too much unwarrented criticism imo ... probably because he's a Chelsea player. People also forget how young he is and how much he can improve. Genuinely think he and Reece James have the potential to develop into top class players in a few years time.

posted on 5/3/21

Mount was still one of our best players last season. It is not like he is a new player this season. I think a lot of rival fans criticism was based from the preconceptions created over him being the “teacher’s pet” and his performances for England. If you watched him regularly from the beginning you could see that he is going to be a top player.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 5/3/21

At the same time Sidey I can see why people looked at say Foden, Grealish, Maddison and thought those players had more 'magic' or x factor or whatever it is that causes people to get carried away with young talent.

He isnt as openly flashy (or wasnt until now) as those guys and was more like the player that was going to get stuck in for the team. But the idea that he was only picked for his defensive work was silly when you see what he can offer in attack

posted on 5/3/21

comment by Christo-pherk off mourinho (U20930)
posted 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
I think like Declan Rice he's just genuinely gotten a lot better, rather than people being wrong with some of their initial criticisms (though I suppose you could argue that greeting these youngsters like they're already the finished product is wrongful criticism)
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Nah there were plenty of people who were 100% wrong about him, who judged him far too soon based on far too little actual knowledge of him.

I’m just glad he’s now shutting people up.

posted on 6/3/21

comment by Blarmy (U14547)
posted 8 hours, 4 minutes ago
At the same time Sidey I can see why people looked at say Foden, Grealish, Maddison and thought those players had more 'magic' or x factor or whatever it is that causes people to get carried away with young talent.

He isnt as openly flashy (or wasnt until now) as those guys and was more like the player that was going to get stuck in for the team. But the idea that he was only picked for his defensive work was silly when you see what he can offer in attack
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But it's his work ethic that sets him apart from these players. How many times have we seen him track back, or intercept a ball on the edge of his own box? Yes, he's a very good attacking player, but what makes him just a little more "special" is that he has the enthusiasm to put in a shift for the team. Some players, like Ziyech, are great when you've always got the ball but in those hard games when you're defending, they often don't turn up. Mount always puts in a shift, he's a team player.

You also have to look at age and experience. Maddison and Grealish are 25 and 24, they have more experience. But the talent that Mount and Foden have MAY be greater - we have to wait and see how they develop.

comment by Superb (U6486)

posted on 6/3/21

He's been our best player this season but he doesn't need flashy goals to prove that. Not to me anyway.

posted on 6/3/21

I used to watch him in the academy games when he was a kid, before they scrapped CTV. I could see his talent but expected he'd go the same way as McEkkers, with the limited exposure to 1st team football our kids used to get.

Since he came back from Holland he's just been going up through the levels and at times last season and this, he's been carrying this team even at his tender years.

Take into account he's only just 22, he's years away from his peak at this moment in time and the potential for improvement is huge.

Easily our player of the season for me!

posted on 6/3/21

comment by Superb - Tommy Tuchel The Tenacious Tactician (U6486)
posted 4 hours, 44 minutes ago
He's been our best player this season but he doesn't need flashy goals to prove that. Not to me anyway.
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