October 17, 2017, 12:50:47 PM

Author Topic: Is Pickford one of the issues?  (Read 1608 times)

Offline BlueNoseMike

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Re: Is Pickford one of the issues?
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:43:25 PM »
Yeah I mean like in terms of his passes hitting our players - one of the worst in the league I believe.

It's due to us not having a striker though not his kicking. I wish he wouldn't do it as much and would pick his times better personally because I find it boring and unattractive...down to Ronald though isn't it really.

That said apparently against City we used it to pin them up the pitch and win the ball back so it's like sacrificing possession for yardage and trying to pin them, so his completion will be lower.

I think in terms of completion he will always be lower because of the distance. A lot of the top keepers play it out to a ball playing CB, we don't because we can't. I think when you factor in distance and completion his distribution was 2nd behind De Gea last season so not worried going forward.

Missing out on Giroud or another of his ilk has buggered up Koeman's plans. Trouble is he is still playing as if we have that player up top when we don't

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