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October 30, 2017, 12:54:01 AM
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Crested two chances today
Anyone else create anything?

He's playing the number 10 position. The most important position as it links midfield to attack. Barkley was about 3rd on the list of chances created last season I think. He's a massive hindrance to the team. Good player still in isolation, but not as a team player. Our 3rd best number 10. Should be nowhere near the starting line up

October 30, 2017, 02:39:15 AM
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There's this bizarre impression people have that if Rooney somehow stayed up top, we'd be scoring way more goals.

Never mind the fact we had DCL doing exactly that, and only had one chance the whole game. A chance that came about because Rooney had dropped deep.

The reason Rooney comes deep is the help create play that leads to chances. Him standing up top whilst our midfield fail to string two meaningful passes together and retain possession won't do much good.

We dont have the width though. He drops back picks it up looks forward and he has DCL isolated up front alone. Just doesn't work. Didn't work with him for utd over the past couple of years, and It wont work with us. He's playing a free role if anything. We cant afford that. We need discipline

October 30, 2017, 02:42:59 AM
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What would you prefer him to do? Stay up top and be isolated?
How does that work? If he played up top he'd be close to the striker. They cant all pack the centre out

October 30, 2017, 02:48:43 AM
Reply #3


Let me try again.

You're criticising Rooney for his movement on the pitch.

What specific changes would you like to see him make and why would that improve how we play?

Sorry if it wasn't clear.

Id like him to have discipline and keep his position. This would stop DCL being isolated and when the ball is in the centre, there would be a forward pass available, thus linking midfield and attack.

October 30, 2017, 03:10:22 AM
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He's not better than barkley, coleman or bolasie. He's probably better than anything we can currently field which is frightening because he's not actually very good anymore

Sigurdson also better. Although that being said, Siggurdson is ineffective without a proper striker infront of him