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2 weeks ago

Bad team for us stylistically. And McTominay's injured, so the midfield is gonna be basic.
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Sid wrote:
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Bad team for us stylistically. And McTominay's injured, so the midfield is gonna be static.
fixed that for you, Sid
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If we can't keep a clean sheet against Sheffield, who have no attack at all, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the myth that we had a good summer window. "Oh but at least we sorted the defence". £140M on the defence and we can't keep a clean sheet, even with our negative tactics.
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I wonder why Ole hasn't tried repurposing a full back yet for the midfield?
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bman2 wrote:
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If we can't keep a clean sheet against Sheffield, who have no attack at all, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the myth that we had a good summer window. "Oh but at least we sorted the defence". £140M on the defence and we can't keep a clean sheet, even with our negative tactics.
We obviously had a bad window because the team got worse, but at this point the only decision I don't like (aside from all the players we didn't buy) is letting Smalling go to Roma.
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swampash wrote:
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I wonder why Ole hasn't tried repurposing a full back yet for the midfield?
They're all injured. Tuanzebe had a game there at some point
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swampash wrote:
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I wonder why Ole hasn't tried repurposing a full back yet for the midfield?
Maguire does significantly more penetrative passing than McTomunay and Fred. Neither of them seem to have to have the skill to pass through the lines, which is why we create next to nothing from open play, although I think that is what Fred was bought to do. Maybe Rojo worth a shot as a DM/
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marlon wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
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If we can't keep a clean sheet against Sheffield, who have no attack at all, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the myth that we had a good summer window. "Oh but at least we sorted the defence". £140M on the defence and we can't keep a clean sheet, even with our negative tactics.
We obviously had a bad window because the team got worse, but at this point the only decision I don't like (aside from all the players we didn't buy) is letting Smalling go to Roma.
With Maguire turning like an ocean going liner, smalling’s pace would be useful to us. It would be suicide to ever play a high line with Maguire and Lindelof.
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marlon wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
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If we can't keep a clean sheet against Sheffield, who have no attack at all, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the myth that we had a good summer window. "Oh but at least we sorted the defence". £140M on the defence and we can't keep a clean sheet, even with our negative tactics.
We obviously had a bad window because the team got worse, but at this point the only decision I don't like (aside from all the players we didn't buy) is letting Smalling go to Roma.
He's our only pacy CB but don't forget, he is shite.
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bman2 wrote:
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swampash wrote:
2 weeks ago
I wonder why Ole hasn't tried repurposing a full back yet for the midfield?
Maguire does significantly more penetrative passing than McTomunay and Fred. Neither of them seem to have to have the skill to pass through the lines, which is why we create next to nothing from open play, although I think that is what Fred was bought to do. Maybe Rojo worth a shot as a DM/
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