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Offline olaftab

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2019, 09:57:04 PM »
The lad was good however only about 100% improvement on Taylor. Did anyone notice his little play at halfway line  that led to VAR disallowed goal?

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2019, 10:04:23 PM »
I didnít think he was any more than adequate in his general play but what did impress me were the forward positions he took up, it meant we had width and numbers much higher up the field than we have had previously.

Promising.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2019, 10:17:27 PM »
I didnít think he was any more than adequate in his general play but what did impress me were the forward positions he took up, it meant we had width and numbers much higher up the field than we have had previously.

Promising.

If Grealish is going to be used in that more advanced role, then it is key we have a full back on that side who can make those overlapping runs and put a decent ball into the box. 

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2019, 10:22:07 PM »
Yeah. I donít think targett is a particularly great player but heís the right type of player to help Smith set the team up the way he wants which goes a long way. We looked a lot better with him on the pitch.

Offline Luke8

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #139 on: September 29, 2019, 10:30:36 PM »
Agreed. Think it is key to the way that Dean Smith wants to play that we have two good attacking outlets from full back.

Was a lovely cross for McGinns header in the first couple of minutes as well.


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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2019, 11:17:47 PM »
The lad was good however only about 100% improvement on Taylor. Did anyone notice his little play at halfway line  that led to VAR disallowed goal?

No. Please describe.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #141 on: September 30, 2019, 12:09:00 AM »
The lad was good however only about 100% improvement on Taylor. Did anyone notice his little play at halfway line  that led to VAR disallowed goal?

No. Please describe.

He beat two players having received the ball from Marvelous. In fairness he got a bit lucky but it was a nice bit of play overall. Heís a massive upgrade and 3 inches taller which leads me to believe outside of basic ability he would have defended their first and second goals better than Taylor did.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #142 on: September 30, 2019, 10:34:43 AM »
I'm really glad Targett is breaking into the team now, a couple of changes (Luiz for Houri and Trez for AEG) and I think we're at our strongest side now. I'd play Mcginn on the right cutting in and Trez on the left cutting in, get the fullbacks bombing forward to provide width and crossing and then have Jack in a free role as an 8 with Luiz and Nakamba sitting in behind as defensive cover and to get the ball from the defense to Jack so he doesn't come too deep. We couldn't play that way with Taylor in the team because he just isn't a good enough crosser and can't get up and down the pitch well enough so he is always 10-20 yards behind play.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #143 on: September 30, 2019, 10:37:19 AM »
Thought he looked very tidy.

Worried by how easily he gets twinges and knocks - he's only been with us since the summer and that's two hamstring injuries with just 60 odd minutes of League football under his belt.

Offline Luke8

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2019, 10:54:51 AM »
Might just be a case of him starting two games in four days, having only played forty minutes of football in near enough two months before that.

Donít think it was a problem at Southampton last season or Fulham before that, so hopefully not a major concern.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2019, 11:10:51 AM »
My worry with Targett is that he was an "obvious" transfer target (sorry) like Nicky Shorey was under O'Neill. An English left back with a reputation for playing decent football that a few other teams were sniffing around, who then turns out to be desperately disappointing.  I really hope this isn't the case, but a £14m player taking this long to dislodge the extremely average Neil Taylor isn't a great sign.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2019, 11:15:59 AM »
He was a definite upgrade and we are left to wonder why he was left out for so long when he went off his replacement was dreadful.

Offline Luke8

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »
He was injured for the previous 2/3 games prior to Saturday, so it took him three games (where Taylor played reasonably well) to take his place.

I Smithís logic behind starting Taylor the season as left back was to do with keeping some consistency within a new team, given he played the last half of the previous season next to Mings and behind El Ghazi.

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
My worry with Targett is that he was an "obvious" transfer target (sorry) like Nicky Shorey was under O'Neill. An English left back with a reputation for playing decent football that a few other teams were sniffing around, who then turns out to be desperately disappointing.  I really hope this isn't the case, but a £14m player taking this long to dislodge the extremely average Neil Taylor isn't a great sign.

Isnít a large part of the reason heís taken so long to get into the team because heís been injured and in the meantime Taylor has performed well? Making signings just because they appear obvious doesnít appear to be a Smith trait based on business so far so probably more likely that he rates him.

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Matt Targett - signed
« Reply #149 on: September 30, 2019, 03:13:12 PM »
I thought he played well until his injury forced him off hope it's nothing serious.

 


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