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Ryan Cresswell

ryansm05

Coach
Joined
Jul 17, 2011
Messages
601
Location
Shoebury
Went back a few pages and couldn't see a thread on Mr. Cresswell.

Now we're sitting above Fleetwood, playing well and scoring goals along with a decent defensive record, it made me remember how worried I was when he left us. But after checking their recent line-ups, it appears their captain hasn't been playing an awful lot. A few starts, but been on the bench a fair bit. Quite surprising really!

Anyone know why this is? Arguably the best central defender in league 2 last season.
 

blueveined

Manager
Joined
May 17, 2008
Messages
1,469
I think most of their victories recently have been when he's been on the bench. Looking on their forum some of the fans say that they worry every time the ball goes near him so I don't think they're too thrilled with him.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2011
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8,415
Location
SW1A 0PW
I saw the highlights a few weeks ago and he seemed to miss kick and a goal was scored (Burton or Oxford perhaps) ........ perhaps the start of his time on the bench?

I still differentiate between the early Ryan Cresswell (great) and the post Accers Cresswell (hhhhmmmmm).
 

Massimo Giovanni

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May 10, 2011
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9,825
Location
Siena
I saw the highlights a few weeks ago and he seemed to miss kick and a goal was scored (Burton or Oxford perhaps) ........ perhaps the start of his time on the bench?

I still differentiate between the early Ryan Cresswell (great) and the post Accers Cresswell (hhhhmmmmm).
Yes, the sending off was a big moment in his time with us, as was the Gillingham game when Adam Barrett showed him how ought to be. I'm having to state that for me his leaving wasn't handled very well and so I am fairly indifferent to how his career progresses....or not.
 

Silencer

Director
Joined
Jan 12, 2009
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2,349
Location
Southchurch Village
Creswell appeared whole hearted and was a threat at set pieces but defensively he was average, maybe good at best.

I think his scoring exploits masked the errors in his defending.

He was liked here but sadly ruined his good season by being very quick to jump ship.
 

KiwiRob

First XI
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
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I still think Ryan Creswell is a good defender, but he needs to find some confidence and form. Maybe a loan move to Southend could help him? Phil Brown implied before Creswell left for Fleetwood that he could help him become a better player>
 
Joined
Sep 27, 2004
Messages
10,113
Location
Wixams
Went back a few pages and couldn't see a thread on Mr. Cresswell.

Now we're sitting above Fleetwood, playing well and scoring goals along with a decent defensive record, it made me remember how worried I was when he left us. But after checking their recent line-ups, it appears their captain hasn't been playing an awful lot. A few starts, but been on the bench a fair bit. Quite surprising really!

Anyone know why this is? Arguably the best central defender in league 2 the first half of last season.

Corrected for accuracy.

After this he was pretty average.
 

jackj13

Youth Team⭐
Joined
Dec 21, 2012
Messages
1,128
When he played against earlier in the season it must have been the worst I've ever seen him play. It's no surprise really!
 

DTS

The Business
Joined
Oct 25, 2003
Messages
16,173
Location
In a world of my own.
Creswell appeared whole hearted and was a threat at set pieces but defensively he was average, maybe good at best.

I think his scoring exploits masked the errors in his defending.

He was liked here but sadly ruined his good season by being very quick to jump ship.

Agree with this fully. He is ok but nothing else. Not a major loss and amazed we got the money we did for him. Decent from corners but dangerous at the back at times.
 

tia

Manager⭐
Joined
Sep 11, 2008
Messages
2,308
Creswell did well for us but we did get good money for him,set pieces at both ends was his strong point.Think he is a lower league defender,and i think we all know he left for a bigger contract up at Fleetwood,Cant really blame him for that
 

tottenham541

President
Joined
Dec 23, 2009
Messages
6,326
Went back a few pages and couldn't see a thread on Mr. Cresswell.

Now we're sitting above Fleetwood, playing well and scoring goals along with a decent defensive record, it made me remember how worried I was when he left us. But after checking their recent line-ups, it appears their captain hasn't been playing an awful lot. A few starts, but been on the bench a fair bit. Quite surprising really!

Anyone know why this is? Arguably the best central defender in league 2 last season.
I see highlghts of one of fleetwoods games a couple of weeks ago and he was at fault for both goals, simple balls over the top and just got done for pace, didn't look like the same player to me, benched a few times also, shame.
 

Ayrshire Blue

The Custard Splat
Joined
Jan 31, 2008
Messages
17,424
There's been times this season when I've seen him on the Football League Show that he looks like he's carrying some weight.
 

amsemp

Director⭐
Joined
Jan 11, 2013
Messages
4,252
Anyone know what's going on? Hasn't played for them once since December!
 
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