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September 26, 2017, 04:43:10 AM
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I like Cresswell we should've looked at him in the summer and used Baines as back up

Out of him, Chilwell, Shaw and Tierney, I would probably say:

1.  Tierney
2. Cresswell
3. Shaw
4. Chilwell

That's proper narrow minded though there's probably shit loads of amazing ones in Ligue 1 or Serie A that could be just waiting to turn us down for Spurs.
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September 26, 2017, 05:00:41 AM
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Bertrand.


not a bad shout you know I like him.
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October 16, 2017, 05:31:15 AM
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Like a lot of our players, he seems reluctant to play the ball forwards.

Don't know if it's the players or the system.

Zero options. We have CM's who don't particularly want the ball.
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October 16, 2017, 05:37:30 AM
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Yeah if there was a possibility of just replacing him with Tierney or Cresswell or Bertrand I probably would. Shame but fact is he has struggled for years.

We were ahead of the curve with our energetic full backs who could ball and whip crosses and score, but now every team has flying full backs and most of them are built like racehorses, while ours are past their sell-by or badly injured.
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October 16, 2017, 05:52:41 AM
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Hes got no movement in front of him therefore hes got very little option but to play it safe either back to where it came or back further to another defender.

The whole teams static, nobody wants to move forward or thinks of advancing us to threaten the opposition.



I'm a bit of a CM obsessive so I tend to think problems like these should be able to be resolved by your CM's.

Not really sure what either of our CM's are doing at the min. Then when Rooney plays he just walks all over their territory and does what ever he feels like of course.

A passing DM or a powerhouse 8 would go a long way I think.
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October 16, 2017, 02:04:26 PM
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It's funny how some are saying Gueye isn't good enough. It's also amazing how we go to defensive pieces as soon as he is subbed.

He is limited going forward but he is busting his gut to get there and try and make the numbers. Something Schneiderlin is supposed to be doing as he is apparently the more creative.

Baines did try to get forward
A little more today. But he doesn't trust our forward line to hold the ball up so he hangs back to prevent the counter.

He's world class at very specific things, but he's currently playing as a sort of 8, which means he needs to be on the ball a lot.

So similar story - quality player being misused through managerial error or lack of other options.

My preferred midfield would be Gueye and Davies with Davies the 8, or Morgan sitting single pivot with Davies and Gueye box to box/Gueye and Klaassen box to box.
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October 16, 2017, 04:28:50 PM
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I also think just from a tactical POV anyone who is even vaguely familiar with the career of Leighton Baines knows that he can ball, so why have we isolated him so badly during the tenure of two managers?
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