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Author Topic: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed  (Read 71245 times)

Online paul_e

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #810 on: November 11, 2019, 06:56:03 PM »
I think the problem in the fist half was that no one knew what their job was supposed to be. Trez and AEG seemed to sometimes want to press their wide centre backs and sometimes follow the wing backs but neither made it clear which job they were doing at any point so Douglas and McGinn were floating indecisively between holding the centre of the pitch and helping out the fullbacks and whichever they chose we ended up being overloaded somewhere else.

A big part of the change at half time (I think the game was pretty even in the 2nd half) was that all of them seemed to get clarification on what their priorities were and everyone looked much more at ease with the job they were doing.

I don't know where the fault for it lies but it's the first time under Smith that I've seen s start a game looking like we don't have a plan.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #811 on: November 11, 2019, 07:19:16 PM »
We still havenít bought that elusive midfielder that really kicks arse and mops up.

Thatís what Nakambaís role is.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #812 on: November 12, 2019, 02:34:46 AM »
We still havenít bought that elusive midfielder that really kicks arse and mops up.

Thatís what Nakambaís role is.

Still think we need someone else alongside Marcelous to help him out and make us a but more solid.  I've reserved judgement a bit on Douglas, as he didn't have a proper pre season.  Looks a bit too casual and off the pace at the moment though.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #813 on: November 12, 2019, 01:32:18 PM »
He is another that clearly needs to adjust quickly to the pace and the power of the premiership. Undoubted talent but without the physicality to go with it he will be wasted

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #814 on: November 19, 2019, 03:23:36 PM »
Douglas' turn to come off the bench to gain a first Brazil cap today. You wait 145 years for a Brazil International then two turn up at once...

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #815 on: November 19, 2019, 09:00:43 PM »
Congratulations Douglas.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #816 on: November 20, 2019, 07:59:12 AM »
Well done Douglas. He's done ok for me so far considering he had no pre-season with a new squad of players. No preparation time at all which shouldn't be overlooked.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #817 on: November 25, 2019, 10:35:27 PM »
Decent first half, poor second. Repeatedly dispossessed.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #818 on: November 25, 2019, 10:36:45 PM »
I thought he was good for 70 minutes but looked fucked for the last 20. Not sure why Nakamaba didnt come on to replace him.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #819 on: November 25, 2019, 10:45:27 PM »
I thought he was good for 70 minutes but looked fucked for the last 20. Not sure why Nakamaba didnt come on to replace him.

Not sure why any subs didnít come on until the eventual  entry of Lansbury very late.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 11:08:12 PM by usav »

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #820 on: November 25, 2019, 10:48:51 PM »
I'd rather Nakamba played the next match personally

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #821 on: November 25, 2019, 10:49:37 PM »
I thought he was good for 70 minutes but looked fucked for the last 20. Not sure why Nakamaba didnt come on to replace him.

Smith is very poor on subs. Even on the few minutes he got, Lansbury made an impact. Why not bring him on 10 mins earlier . Both Luiz and McGinn could have been hooked around the 70 min mark without complaint .

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #822 on: November 25, 2019, 10:51:54 PM »
Decent first half, poor second. Repeatedly dispossessed.
No repeatedly. Twice and in that only once he was caught totally napping by ***t.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #823 on: November 25, 2019, 10:53:01 PM »
And yes Smith should have subbed him after the hour.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #824 on: November 25, 2019, 10:56:29 PM »
Agree, he was an accident waiting to happen in the last 15. Every ( short) time I see Lansbury he looks a decent player.