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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1005 on: January 22, 2021, 09:38:43 AM »
He does 1 phenominally good thing a game were you think fucking hell. His tracking back was very poor last night though, Foden snd Cancelo/Zinchenko were doubling up on Cash all game.
This has been evident in a number of games and a predictable tactic. Same happened with Anwar and Trez for a good while and they have only this season developed that part of their game.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1006 on: January 22, 2021, 09:41:04 AM »
We finally have a recruitment and coaching team that I have confidence in. If there's areas to his game that need improvement, I've got faith that our people will make him a better player. It's been quite the opposite in the past.

Yes, but if 'Arsenal Core' said have said it three times then it can't be denied that he isn't much cop.

Yeah also worth remembering, Arsenal paid almost 60m for that waste of space Pepe, so not too sure I'd use their recruitment standards for us.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1007 on: January 22, 2021, 11:31:29 AM »
He does 1 phenominally good thing a game were you think fucking hell. His tracking back was very poor last night though, Foden snd Cancelo/Zinchenko were doubling up on Cash all game.
This has been evident in a number of games and a predictable tactic. Same happened with Anwar and Trez for a good while and they have only this season developed that part of their game.
Suspect that might be an ongoing thing for us with transfers.  We've got a particular way we play, seemingly one which requires players to have both their attacking and defensive heads on at all times pretty much across the board.  They might look on paper to be, say, a winger - but in reality they're 60% winger, 40% fullback and they're expected to flip between one mode and the other at the drop of a hat.

Taking a wild stab, perhaps that's why Elmo's preferred over Freddy at RB?  Elmo's just better and switching from defence to attack and back again, whereas Freddy is struggling with that a bit.

Think Bertie will come good given time.  It's his first season, and he's not had much of a preseason to get himself in the right frame of mind

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1008 on: January 22, 2021, 11:47:21 AM »
edit - wrong thread!
« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 11:48:57 AM by LeeB »

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1009 on: January 22, 2021, 02:15:10 PM »
He does 1 phenominally good thing a game were you think fucking hell. His tracking back was very poor last night though, Foden snd Cancelo/Zinchenko were doubling up on Cash all game.
This has been evident in a number of games and a predictable tactic. Same happened with Anwar and Trez for a good while and they have only this season developed that part of their game.
Suspect that might be an ongoing thing for us with transfers.  We've got a particular way we play, seemingly one which requires players to have both their attacking and defensive heads on at all times pretty much across the board.  They might look on paper to be, say, a winger - but in reality they're 60% winger, 40% fullback and they're expected to flip between one mode and the other at the drop of a hat.

Taking a wild stab, perhaps that's why Elmo's preferred over Freddy at RB?  Elmo's just better and switching from defence to attack and back again, whereas Freddy is struggling with that a bit.

Think Bertie will come good given time.  It's his first season, and he's not had much of a preseason to get himself in the right frame of mind

Agree with this.  In the current side, I think a traditional sort of right midfielder would be the best option at the moment.  Someone solid defensively, who has got the pace to transition defence into attack and can get at the back post. 

Watching Leicester the other night, I thought Barnes and Albrighton did it very well.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1010 on: January 22, 2021, 02:18:13 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1011 on: January 22, 2021, 02:54:53 PM »
From my French, Villa and Marseille supporting friend on the French lad weve been linked with....Samson is an upgrade on Connor. Not a stand out player though. Gets a few goals and assists.


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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1012 on: January 22, 2021, 04:26:00 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1013 on: January 22, 2021, 04:39:15 PM »
Konsa is a Superman, maybe they're relying on that.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1014 on: January 22, 2021, 04:43:39 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?

Maybe were gambling on the benefits to our counter-attacking outweighing the negatives to our defending?

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1015 on: January 22, 2021, 04:46:54 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?
Maybe were gambling on the benefits to our counter-attacking outweighing the negatives to our defending?
Maybe; didn't work on Wednesday ...

... not that I'm being over-critical about our performance; just think that the game demands both defence- and attack-mindedness.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1016 on: January 22, 2021, 04:54:34 PM »
It worked to an extent both on wednesday and at Wembley. The tactic of giving up the spaces wide left and right for foden and Stirling to dance around a bit but ultimately produce bugger all. Both games were lost due to incompetent officials not our tactics.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1017 on: January 22, 2021, 05:18:53 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?

Given we play a 4231 what we seem to be doing is one of the 2 goes out to help the full back and 1/2 of the 3 tuck inside (and sometimes even Watkins) to make midfield really compact. The other wide player or the 10 tries to stay a bit further up field for the counter-attack so we usually have someone near to Watkins when we break.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1018 on: January 22, 2021, 05:23:48 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?
Given we play a 4231 what we seem to be doing is one of the 2 goes out to help the full back and 1/2 of the 3 tuck inside (and sometimes even Watkins) to make midfield really compact. The other wide player or the 10 tries to stay a bit further up field for the counter-attack so we usually have someone near to Watkins when we break.
Yeah, get that. I wonder why opponents seem to target our right-side defence?

It worked to an extent both on wednesday and at Wembley. The tactic of giving up the spaces wide left and right for foden and Stirling to dance around a bit but ultimately produce bugger all. Both games were lost due to incompetent officials not our tactics.
Ha; I suppose so!

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #1019 on: January 22, 2021, 05:37:15 PM »
I suspect that Traore is being told not to get bogged down in defensive work by the coaching staff so that we have a threat on the break, similarly to what we know they've told Grealish.
If that's the case, who is being nominated to support Cash?
Given we play a 4231 what we seem to be doing is one of the 2 goes out to help the full back and 1/2 of the 3 tuck inside (and sometimes even Watkins) to make midfield really compact. The other wide player or the 10 tries to stay a bit further up field for the counter-attack so we usually have someone near to Watkins when we break.
Yeah, get that. I wonder why opponents seem to target our right-side defence?

It worked to an extent both on wednesday and at Wembley. The tactic of giving up the spaces wide left and right for foden and Stirling to dance around a bit but ultimately produce bugger all. Both games were lost due to incompetent officials not our tactics.
Ha; I suppose so!

I'm not sure it's targeting as such.

Man City attacked there a lot but then Foden is in far better form than Stirling.
Leeds got a lot of joy on that side but then Harrison is a more effective player than Helder Costa.

I just think this season there are more in form left wingers than right wingers, there's stats to back that up as well, can't remember where I saw it but attacks down the left are 2-3% more common that the right this season.

 


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