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Thread: Midfielders.....

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    Midfielders.....

    Isaac Hayden
    Sean Longstaff
    Jonjo Shelvey
    Matty Longstaff
    Jeff Hendrick
    That Bentaleb fella

    I'm pretty sure they are not ALL sh1te players...

    It simply HAS to be the manager and the way he sets teams up...

    Our defence is left exposed by our midfielders and our forwards get no support from them...

    I cannot accept that every club in the premier league has midfielders that are all better than all of ours (as players)

    You cannot let the other team have so much possession without pressing them and keeping them away from your final 3rd...

    We (as a collective unit) are fortunate to have a few very good and a few half decent individual players... these lads earn us a few points along the way... but... we cannot continue like this without direction and without purpose...

    FýÁk1ng pathetic

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    I added Bentaleb, because when he was brought in last season, he made no difference at all.... no matter who plays in midfielders, we look the same team... (team not really being the right word for what we are)

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    I donít know the final possession stats yesterday but first half we had 35% and for the first 10 minutes of the second half we had 65%. Remember that we conceded soon before half time.
    That clearly shows that we sat back and let them have the ball for the first half. As soon as we fell behind Bruce changed it.
    So, we are at home against a newly promoted team who are in the bottom 3, and our starting tactic is sit back and play on the counterattack. Is that the front foot football we have been promised?

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    As well as the counterattack style, I agree, we donít press. The good sides press in their attacking third for part of the game. We often donít press outside our defending third. The result is we only pick up possession for a break near our own goal making it very much harder to score on the break.
    It all makes for turgid football.

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    Bruce is a LIAR (sorry to go all benny on yo asses )

    Claims he wants to attack, claims he prefers 4 2 3 1 apart from against the big teams then he sets us up to defend against one of the poorest teams the league has seen in a long while.

    He's a clueless, lying, useless twat.

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    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Bruce is a LIAR (sorry to go all benny on yo asses )

    Claims he wants to attack, claims he prefers 4 2 3 1 apart from against the big teams then he sets us up to defend against one of the poorest teams the league has seen in a long while.

    He's a clueless, lying, useless twat.
    Agreed.

    We may not have the players to press the same way some other teams do but we have players that can press yet have clearly been told not to.

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