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December 11, 2018, 04:17:51 AM
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Can't wrap my head around him not changing things at 1-0 and 60 minutes gone.
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December 11, 2018, 05:27:18 AM
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Just not got the quality yet for me.

Think Marcos perpetually in-transition midfield and forward line that struggle keeping hold of the ball and struggle to create big, clear chances don’t help, but *some* of that will be fixed by getting more quality into the side.

Whatever forward we are hoping to get I think we will have to like reassess a bit, think it’s going to end up being more of a traditional number 9 who can hold it up and spread it wide so we can whip it in.

Maybe we should have bought Rondon tbh.
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December 11, 2018, 06:42:34 AM
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Silva, said he had a 'good nucleus' when he came here. I like him as a promising manager, personally. We were a bit shit tonight though. But hey ho. Let's go for the next one. Cenk isn't going to cut it here, I don't think, I'm gutted. I like him as a turkish bull. His being dead smart seems to have been left in Istanbul. Gutted. Now were going to have to beat mad teams away. We need it at Goodison too, Marco. A shit result really. :(
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December 11, 2018, 06:43:15 AM
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Sigurdsson and Gana will be phased out over the next 18 months.

The city game will bring a good chance to try something different because we’re losing no matter what.

Think we’ll see three at the back there and it may well continue.

We can’t continue with this 4-2-3-1.

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December 11, 2018, 11:11:00 AM
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Sigurdsson and Gana will be phased out over the next 18 months.

The city game will bring a good chance to try something different because we're losing no matter what.

Think we'll see three at the back there and it may well continue.

We can't continue with this 4-2-3-1.

Sigurdson won’t be phased out, Silva likes him. He’s been arguably our best player this season, despite the penalty misses.

I’d like a more powerful midfielder that reliable in possession, over Gueye, but the main problem is the striker.


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December 11, 2018, 12:41:07 PM
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Just not got the quality yet for me.

Think Marcos perpetually in-transition midfield and forward line that struggle keeping hold of the ball and struggle to create big, clear chances don’t help, but *some* of that will be fixed by getting more quality into the side.

Whatever forward we are hoping to get I think we will have to like reassess a bit, think it’s going to end up being more of a traditional number 9 who can hold it up and spread it wide so we can whip it in.

Maybe we should have bought Rondon tbh.

Yes issue is that we don’t have a guaranteed platform in attack either technically or physically who will take the ball more often than not and allow everyone to move up.

That forms part of the argument of Richarlison back out left because physically he’d have more chance of dominating the RB more regularly.

Last night they were aggressive (in a fair way) and none of the front four were able to regularly hold off their marker and control the ball.

So we’re reliant on good moves or winning the ball back high up the pitch. Which, at home, isn’t as easy if the opposition defence is sat deep and don’t offer too many chances to knick the ball.


December 11, 2018, 02:49:52 PM
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My thoughts from last night:

- Gana does his job so well at times, and then others he just becomes a massive liability. I think his first 3 or 4 touches last night were balls given straight to the opponents. Doucoure also nullified Gomes brilliantly for most of the game, so in effect we had no Central Midfield.

- Walcott reminds me so much of myself playing Fifa; run, run, run, run, lose the ball. So infuriating, and he is not justifying his (what I imagine is a) sizeable wage.

- Richarlison is trying hard up front on his own, and still scoring, but he is not the answer up top. Bullied badly all night after his goal, and you could see his head drop once Cabasele starting banging into him every time he went near him. Move him back to the left and move Bernard onto the right.

- Tosun looks like the 2nd coming of (second season) Jelavic. The ball looks like an alien concept to him. Until we sign a striker in January who can hold the ball up, I think we will struggle.

- Coleman tried hard, but is definitely on the slide now. RB is another area we need to look at strengthening in January/June.

- I really hope Silva manages to change the culture of the team even more; the first half we looked pretty decent, but once we scored we did what we always do; sat back and allowed them to come onto us. Infuriates me, we do this all the fucking time whenever we take the lead. Try attacking and going for a 2nd or 3rd. Whether this is a hangover from Allardyce and Koeman, I don't know. All I know is that this mental state will hold us back until we change it.
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December 12, 2018, 07:46:17 PM
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December 12, 2018, 08:02:23 PM
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Good article!

https://stopbunching.blogspot.com/2018/12/when-is-midfielder-not-midfielder.html

Enjoyed that.

He’s not a very good number 10 and never has been imo.

Games like Watford and Newcastle are where you need your so called creative player to get on the ball and influence the game but he found himself marked out the game for about the tenth time this season.

It’s the massive elephant in the room but I do think we will perform better without him in the team.

The whole reason we play the system we do is to accommodate Sigurdsson. Silva wants to play 4-3-3 but knows Sigurdsson can’t play the deeper role.

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December 12, 2018, 08:28:40 PM
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It’s the massive elephant in the room but I do think we will perform better without him in the team.

The whole reason we play the system we do is to accommodate Sigurdsson. Silva wants to play 4-3-3 but knows Sigurdsson can’t play the deeper role.

I think it would be worthwhile for Silva to experiment with some starting lineups that don't include Sigurdsson, just to learn something about how it affects our build-up play and ability to create chances from open play.

December 12, 2018, 08:37:38 PM
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if we start playing 3 at the back silva will lose my support, absolutely can not stand 3 at the back

December 12, 2018, 08:53:16 PM
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Aye, he's a bit of an enigma isn't he. Would like to see a few changes in the latter half of the season - with hopefully a few additions in Jan/Summer :D


Pickford


Keane ----- Mina
Wan-Bissaka ---------------------------------- Digne


Ndombele ------------ Gomes

Bernard

Walcott --------------------------- Richarlison

Das Boot

Subs:
Stek
Sigurdsson
Walcott
Henry
etc
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 08:54:46 PM by The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool »

December 12, 2018, 09:53:40 PM
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Another CM who is open to taking the ball in his place would be good, and reduce the pressure on Gomes to be everyone to everything, but we would lose goals out the side.
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December 12, 2018, 10:10:11 PM
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Bernard could be the answer as an out and out 10.
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December 12, 2018, 10:21:46 PM
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I think it would be worthwhile for Silva to experiment with some starting lineups that don't include Sigurdsson, just to learn something about how it affects our build-up play and ability to create chances from open play.

Going to have to do it eventually, he is 29 like.
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