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FuB wrote:
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Cavani has made a huge difference by being, er... an ACTUAL centre forward.
Spot on, a proper CF does make a difference. Martial doesn't like playing out wide but he doesn't put in a consistent CF shift. And he's looked alright out on the left.

VdB is so tidy with his passing and ability not to fluster under pressure, everything Fred isn't. It's been another typical Fred performance, sloppy passing, giving away silly free kicks and poor reading of the game. Imagine how good that midfield could be if Fred was even half as decent as Kante.

Oh, and Maguire has been shite again. When will he be dropped?
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Fernandes is hitting some form, it's why we're a good team now
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fat maradona wrote:
2 months ago
FuB wrote:
2 months ago
Cavani has made a huge difference by being, er... an ACTUAL centre forward.
Spot on, a proper CF does make a difference. Martial doesn't like playing out wide but he doesn't put in a consistent CF shift. And he's looked alright out on the left.

VdB is so tidy with his passing and ability not to fluster under pressure, everything Fred isn't. It's been another typical Fred performance, sloppy passing, giving away silly free kicks and poor reading of the game. Imagine how good that midfield could be if Fred was even half as decent as Kante.

Oh, and Maguire has been shite again. When will he be dropped?
I don't want to be quite so hard on Fred but all your other points are spot on as well. Coupled with VdB's passing is his exceptional protecting of the ball.
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fat maradona
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It'd be interesting to see us play with just 2 upfront, Bruno as a false 9, VdB just in front of McT and Fred. If VdB could be given the freedom to collect the ball and play those simple forward balls into the forward players, reckon we would see a much better end product.
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We should sign Declan Rice. Fernandes - Beek - Rice: that's a strong midfield right there. Energy and quality.
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We're lucky it's still only 3-1
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Oh ffs Matic to come on and slow everything down
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oh ffs, typical Ole sub.....put on another tractor just when you need more mobility in the middle of the park....
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best performance goes to Fred....for that theatrical rolling around from a nothing tackle.....
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Matic plays the wrong ball so we concede possession, then just passes it straight to them. Is this the "bit of experience" Ole wanted when he brought him on.
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