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Author Topic: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed  (Read 60084 times)

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #525 on: February 27, 2021, 08:15:34 PM »
I was totally wrong about him. If you have somebody who can play that role as effectively as he does you need to be playing him, particularly against good teams.

I completely agree, I also had my doubts at times

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #526 on: February 27, 2021, 08:17:23 PM »
I think Iím correct in saying weíve not conceded a PL goal with him on the pitch this season.

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #527 on: February 27, 2021, 08:18:16 PM »
I think that sitting in front of the centre halves is made for him and he doesnít get distracted. Doug cam play there but can also play further forward so sometimes loses focus

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #528 on: February 27, 2021, 08:20:24 PM »
Great shift again from Marv tonight. The midfield needed all the energy it could get tonight.

Itís up to Douggie to improve and get back in the team for me.

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #529 on: February 27, 2021, 08:21:58 PM »
I think we need to try the Luiz + Marvelous base to our midfield.  Then give McGinn (and Luiz) more freedom.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #530 on: February 27, 2021, 08:23:04 PM »
Great shift again from Marv tonight. The midfield needed all the energy it could get tonight.

Itís up to Douggie to improve and get back in the team for me.
I donít think Luiz is a DM, so lots of opportunities for him to play with or with Marvelous

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #531 on: February 27, 2021, 08:24:12 PM »
He had extendable legs tonight. Bloody marvellous

Offline TonyD

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #532 on: February 27, 2021, 09:01:29 PM »
I wasnít a fan of his because most his previous performances werenít brilliant.

He was either not wanting the ball and invisible or when he got stuck in didnít do well. He did have a few halves of games where he was okay.

But this evening he seemed to be two seconds quicker to every challenge because you could see him reading the game.

Letís hope he can do this more often because as tonight shows Dean & Co need all the options available to be able to rotate a good team. 

Offline Mellin

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #533 on: February 27, 2021, 09:12:40 PM »
Struggled last season, but not put a foot wrong this year with limited minutes. Has earned more. Keep it up my man.

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #534 on: February 27, 2021, 10:31:11 PM »
Should stay in the side after that performance. Like others, I had my doubts but he has grown into it and has played well so far. Offers much more physicality than Douglas too.

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #535 on: February 27, 2021, 10:55:27 PM »
Douglas is a brilliant player. Marv is a different type of player, good time see him play a blinder tonight.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #536 on: February 28, 2021, 07:03:43 AM »
A great performance from Marv versus dirty Leeds. Held his position well and supported the 2 cbs brilliantly. If Marv had played against Leicester maddison would not have had the freedom of VP especially in that 1st half. Keep up the good work Marv!

Offline Bobby Boy

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #537 on: February 28, 2021, 09:21:55 AM »
He is the best player in the squad for snapping into tackles and breaking up play. I don't even think it is purely about his physical presence. I think it can be about the opponent knowing that they are going to get tackled and then changing what they do and maybe losing some confidence.

We can be a little easy to play through at times. If you give good players time then they will hurt you. Snap into them and they make mistakes.

I'd have Marv in my team every week.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #538 on: February 28, 2021, 10:19:11 AM »
Last season he had the habit of getting wrong side of attackers , giving free kicks away and switching off.
We did very well yesterday to not give free kicks around our area.

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Re: Marvelous Nakamba - confirmed
« Reply #539 on: February 28, 2021, 12:25:35 PM »
Last season he had the habit of getting wrong side of attackers , giving free kicks away and switching off.
We did very well yesterday to not give free kicks around our area.


True.  Last season our midfield was a bit shapeless with everyone trying to be everything.  This year weíve accepted that we need at least one holding player.  I think a Ďholding and breaking up playí role suits Marvís strong points and mitigates against his weaknesses.

 


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