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December 30, 2017, 09:00:31 PM
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Not many attacking options.

There a ton of attacking options. WTF is this lineup.

December 30, 2017, 09:01:27 PM
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Lookman and Vlasic go and run a Europa League game and then basically don't ever make the bench again.

December 30, 2017, 09:13:25 PM
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Lennon is our best player

Lennon is very dependable and very serviceable. He is far from our best player.

December 30, 2017, 09:13:55 PM
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We've got absolutely nothing going forward.



Not a shock given the team selection.

December 30, 2017, 09:23:40 PM
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Hello fellow Blues, just checking in now after 22 minutes.

HATE HATE HATE this midfield lineup.  Have we had a single shot yet?

No.

December 30, 2017, 09:25:32 PM
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We're not hoofing it but we genuinely have nothing in the final third. It's probably done on purpose. I'll expect us to go for it in the final 15 if we're still level.

We did not last match. Stayed with five at the back and brought on another DM.

December 30, 2017, 09:36:31 PM
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Nice return gift there McCarthy

Besides it being stupid to play him along with Schneiderlin and Gueye, why was he just thrown straight in after hardly playing for the last several months....

December 30, 2017, 09:42:32 PM
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Ive said all season that the squad is shite and I stand by it. When people are clambering for Lookman and Sandro you know were limited.

Vlasic has appeared to be a real option. Klassen deserves another look under a new manager. Lookman is talented, and he scored two goals last time he started. Sandro is still a decent player even if he struggling in the prem.

December 30, 2017, 09:51:37 PM
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No, no what I'm saying. I'm providing the context.

It's hard to win away in the Prem. Apart from the top teams, others don't set up to try and win away from home. Historically, we have very rarely tried to win away from home and very rarely actually won away from home. Even when we did try, we generally didn't manage it. Recently we have been a year without winning away from home so it makes sense to try and play for a point to begin with to try and build some confidence.

Uninspiring away performances were here long before Sam Allardyce and will be after he's gone.


This sort of game is not how you build confidence; I suspect it will have the exact opposite affect. And we have drawn or won seven games or so in a row, so I think everyone in the squad could handle in mentally if we went for it just a wee bit and lost.

December 30, 2017, 09:54:29 PM
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One bad error and they score, not the manager's fault.

Game plan out the window now. Changes at HT rather then last 20 mins.

I think that goal is the manager's fault -- at least in part. When you start a player who has made one real appearance in like a year, play super defensively, don't have possession, and offer no attacking threat, you invite errors like that.
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December 30, 2017, 10:20:15 PM
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Good stuff Pickford!

December 30, 2017, 10:29:34 PM
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For all the deserved criticism Big Sam got in the first half, I am very happy with the substitutions this half. Bolasie on for Gueye is very attacking.

December 30, 2017, 10:35:18 PM
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Morgan putting in another stinker

He used to score 3-5 a season with Southampton. Can never imagine him doing the same for us. Something has changed. Maybe he is asked to player deeper for us, but I don't think that can be the only factor. 

December 30, 2017, 10:45:37 PM
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At least this is a tad more entertaining.