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Not sure where else to post it but I have been trying to figure out the dip in performance by Luquinhas. The only thing I could up with is that he has been playing nonstop since last years summer break. The winter break cannot come fast enough for him

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Not sure where else to post it but I have been trying to figure out the dip in performance by Luquinhas. The only thing I could up with is that he has been playing nonstop since last years summer break. The winter break cannot come fast enough for him

He is not as good as that first ten game stretch suggested. Look at this G+A per/90 for us. It is still better than it was in any season for Legia in a slightly worse league. This is who he is. Ideally, he is your 2nd or 3rd best attacking player, not your MVP. A talisman up front or at the #10 spot, complimented by Morgan and Luquinhas - now you're on to something. 



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Not sure where else to post it but I have been trying to figure out the dip in performance by Luquinhas. The only thing I could up with is that he has been playing nonstop since last years summer break. The winter break cannot come fast enough for him

Yeah kinds crazy can't recall anyone else dipping in effectiveness so hard.  I think the playing season has been long for him, summer a bit hard and style of play, and teams learning him a bit more

 

5G 3A on the year but 1 assist in the last 3 months

He went from G+A every 180 to ~360

really wanted him to get the goal last week.

 

Agree he should be 3rd or so best attacker which by having more danger opens things up for him.

Maybe if Omir or Harper or Duncan get into a bit of form it opens things up for him. 


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So much for "the most talented player since Thierry Henry".

 

He has drawn a punch of PKs, however, even during the dry spell.


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he also probably realized that he continued dribbling the way he was doing at the beginning of the season that he will get hurt. teams were going after him. 



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Talked to someone with the team yesterday.

His back injury is worse than is being talked about. Apparently not something he can get surgery on and does go away with time.
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Talked to someone with the team yesterday.

His back injury is worse than is being talked about. Apparently not something he can get surgery on and does go away with time.

ugh
heck we should rest him for a few weeks if it would help and just bring him back in the playoffs although he might be out of form 
We need Omir, Clark, or Harper to get going more


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heck we should rest him for a few weeks if it would help and just bring him back in the playoffs although he might be out of form 
We need Omir, Clark, or Harper to get going more

If its an injury - rest him! 

 

But I think it has to be something else. No brainer otherwise. 



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I was going to say the biggest contributor is just fatigue but a lingering injury makes just as much sense. I'd much rather rest him the next two games and have him fresh for the playoffs, we're at very little risk of losing a home game seed.

 

Part of it I think is also that teams have learned about him a little bit more. Defenders do not try to tackle him on the dribble anymore, they give him a little bit of space. He is still an effective dribbler, but not leaving guys in the dust or racking up yellow cards like he was the first few games.

 

I think everyone knew scoring bangers from 20 yards out wasn't sustainable long term.



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Yeah kinds crazy can't recall anyone else dipping in effectiveness so hard. 

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I was going to say the biggest contributor is just fatigue but a lingering injury makes just as much sense. I'd much rather rest him the next two games and have him fresh for the playoffs, we're at very little risk of losing a home game seed.
 

3rd seed vs 4th is important but not like he's helping us make it happen. If he's hurt, definitely rest him for one or both games.  

Then he'll be like a new signing in the playoffs or in 2023. ;)




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