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Offline OCD

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #915 on: December 01, 2023, 12:16:27 PM »
Even in the second half he played a pass close to his goal line with a forward not far away.

He's improved but still makes me nervous trying to play it out from the back.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #916 on: December 01, 2023, 12:48:03 PM »
I actually thought his passing was much improved last night.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #917 on: December 01, 2023, 12:51:01 PM »
I actually thought his passing was much improved last night.

As was his decision making, if he was under immediate pressure it went long. I've no problem with that if it makes him more comfortable, there were no 'Scooby Doo just seeing a ghost' impersonations last night.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #918 on: December 01, 2023, 12:55:25 PM »
Still gave me kittens in the first half with some of his passing - and that's not even counting the goal which is largely on BK.


It was 100% on BK.   

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #919 on: December 01, 2023, 01:46:48 PM »
Still gave me kittens in the first half with some of his passing - and that's not even counting the goal which is largely on BK.


It was 100% on BK.

Yep, previously when similar happened, Olsen could have taken partial credit as he could see the attacker bearing down on the player he was about to play in and still played it. But the ball to Kamara was early and decent enough that he could have done multiple things with it.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #920 on: December 01, 2023, 01:50:03 PM »
The defence are noticeably more panicky with him there and even the co commentator picked up on it.

Although is that the first time Konsa and Lenglet have played together? It is normally Lenglet and Diego. And definitely the first time Lenglet and Moreno have played together. So panicky might not all have been on Olsen.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #921 on: December 01, 2023, 01:52:27 PM »
He did fine, but towards the end of the second half there was one of their attacks where he started to come for the ball, but then back pedalled. It's that sort of indecision that gives defenders the shits.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #922 on: December 01, 2023, 07:32:09 PM »
I thought he was much improved. Seems that he's buying into UE's tactics and thinking.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #923 on: December 01, 2023, 07:56:17 PM »
Ive slated him, but he did what he had to well last night.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #924 on: December 01, 2023, 09:00:20 PM »
He did fine, but towards the end of the second half there was one of their attacks where he started to come for the ball, but then back pedalled. It's that sort of indecision that gives defenders the shits.

Is it indecision, though?
He comes for the ball, realised he couldnít make it, so retreated.
I would rather that than him carrying on and getting beat.
I thought the defenders looked quite comfortable with him last night.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #925 on: December 02, 2023, 10:15:54 AM »
I still want him replaced, if we can sell him.  Whilst he's improved, he is still a liability.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #926 on: December 02, 2023, 10:35:05 AM »
Even in the second half he played a pass close to his goal line with a forward not far away.


Yeah, would a better forward have gambled and just slid it in as he passed it?  Or was it just a display of far greater confidence? 

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #927 on: December 02, 2023, 10:51:57 AM »
I think his selection this week shows Emery trusts him. Especially given it probably wasn't out of necessity he was picked, and some other fringe players that appeared early on haven't been seen much, if at all, since.

Given the other areas we need to strengthen, and whatever the FFP situation is, I wouldn't expect to see a keeper come in in January. For better or worse Olsen is here until the summer at least.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #928 on: December 02, 2023, 11:42:53 AM »
Even in the second half he played a pass close to his goal line with a forward not far away.


Yeah, would a better forward have gambled and just slid it in as he passed it?  Or was it just a display of far greater confidence?

He played a pass with a forward not far away. The pass wasnít intercepted so reached one of our players. 
He did nothing wrong during the game, the defenders didnít look jittery with him, so letís at least give the guy some credit.
I would guess that had Emi played the same pass heíd have been lauded as king of coolness

 


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