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Offline brontebilly

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #1995 on: October 22, 2021, 10:26:34 PM »
Christ...he was probably our best player tonight! McGinn looked like he had won a competition to play next to him...We have to play with 3 in midfield.

You do realise that we have to play with 3 in midfield because Luiz is too lightweight to command the midfield don't you?

McGinn can't play in a 2 either. Very few teams in the league successfully play with 2 in midfield these days. Luiz can improve but out of all the things wrong with the team, it's a long way down the list. Our midfield fell apart when he went off v Wolves.

Offline London Villan

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #1996 on: October 22, 2021, 10:28:25 PM »
We knew in the summer (and for the past 2 years) we havent got the players for a 2 man midfield.

Offline Scott Nielsen

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #1997 on: October 23, 2021, 04:38:29 AM »
Christ...he was probably our best player tonight! McGinn looked like he had won a competition to play next to him...We have to play with 3 in midfield.

You do realise that we have to play with 3 in midfield because Luiz is too lightweight to command the midfield don't you?

McGinn can't play in a 2 either. Very few teams in the league successfully play with 2 in midfield these days. Luiz can improve but out of all the things wrong with the team, it's a long way down the list. Our midfield fell apart when he went off v Wolves.

I think Luiz might be a little overrated by us but I do agree he is nowhere near the top of the many problems we face. And, likely, he might not be a problem to solve at all in a different formation.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #1998 on: October 23, 2021, 06:50:57 AM »
Its all on smith. We all said in summer we desperately need a bissouma type player in the middle and behold look where we look very weak.

Nakamba cant do it week in week out.JJ is young and inconsistent. Sanson injury prone. We desperately  need one to play alongside luiz and mcginn

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #1999 on: October 23, 2021, 06:29:14 PM »
Doug needs time out. He's to casual on the ball sometimes. It's either safe sideways passes, or he hits it forward, straight to an opposition player or dwells on the ball.
It's difficult too because honestly, our system for the most part this season has made it hard for the midfield to get control of the ball. The energy of Ramsey and McGinn has helped us through a few times. But it's more bluster than precision.

For a start we've got to get back to playing a 4-3-3 and start working on our movement. Players are firing the ball straight to the opposition because they have no movement ahead. That's been particularly evident in the back 3 system. We can't seem to get the ball moving quick enough and two front men don't know how to play together up top, and are almost marked out the game easily.

So gun that fucking pain in the arse system, and see where we go. We need players like Bailey and Traore who can carry the ball and work the channels, or come infield. No one draws the defenders out to create space for the midfield or front men.

McGinn, Nakamba (holding) and Ramsey for me at the moment, and Sanson to come in and compete. Douglas needs a rocket because I think he's resting a little on being a Brazilian international.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #2000 on: Today at 08:09:39 AM »
Yes Luiz needs a rest, he never seems to make a mark in the game.

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #2001 on: Today at 08:56:53 AM »
Luiz resting so much that after he came off against the Dingles our midfield completely evaporated. McGinn cost us two goals on Friday and is as much a problem as anybody else.

Online Steve67

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Re: Douglas Luiz - Confirmed confirmed
« Reply #2002 on: Today at 02:09:26 PM »
I agree Ads.  Both McGinn AND Luiz can do the nice things but defensively they are shocking.

 


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