Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
With great thanks to Sports Interactive developer and Watford fan David (@davecrammond), we ask a few questions on our new signing Adrian Mariappa. We asked about what sort of player he is and whether he can cope with the demands of Premier League football.
1) In a nutshell, what sort of a player are we getting?
A hardworking, physical, pacey, centre back.
2) After spending his whole career at Watford, do you begrudge him this move?
Clearly as a Watford fan I am sad to see him leave. I`ve watched him as he`s come through the ranks to become our captain. Do I begrudge his move? No, he wants/deserves premier league football and it`s his time to follow Ashley (Young) to the big time.
3) What are his strengths?
He`s got good physical attributes, so he`s quick and can stand up to a challenge but his main strength is his positioning and anticipation, this more than made up for his lack of height for a CB (5ft 10``).
4) What are his weaknesses?
This is a tough one, in recent seasons he has been our most consistent performer so it is hard to think of a particular trait which has let him down. I`d say that he could score more from set pieces as he gets into some great positions and his shot is a little wayward!
5) Do you feel he is capable of playing in the Premier League?
Yes, definitely, he`ll take a few games to adapt but I think he`ll do just fine!
Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
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