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December 13, 2018, 12:19:56 AM
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Going to have to do it eventually, he is 29 like.

Kind of a mad thing to be saying about a player who's only in the second year of his contract but here we are.

One of many reasons not to sign an expensive 28 year old.


December 13, 2018, 02:03:43 AM
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December 13, 2018, 09:00:12 AM
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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.
Very true that... Gomes ended up under a lot of pressure the other night because of it, made him a lot less effective than he has been recently.
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December 13, 2018, 01:35:40 PM
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Good article!

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

General point is probably valid; I have always considered Sig to be playing, effectively, as a second striker.  But I think it is a disservice to claim he is just another Josh King or Ayoze Perez.  First, Sigs strike rate has been consistently better over longer stretches of time. Second, there are few if any better strikers of the ball outside the box in the Prem.  Third, Sig does have his set piece ability, which is a real benefit, and you can't just pretend that it does not exist when making comparisons.  And, fourth, his work rate is better than others; even the article acknowledges that he defends like a midfielder, and is different than his peers in that regard.

December 13, 2018, 02:06:56 PM
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Quit hatin on Sig and Gomes


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December 13, 2018, 04:22:53 PM
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General point is probably valid; I have always considered Sig to be playing, effectively, as a second striker.  But I think it is a disservice to claim he is just another Josh King or Ayoze Perez.  First, Sigs strike rate has been consistently better over longer stretches of time. Second, there are few if any better strikers of the ball outside the box in the Prem.  Third, Sig does have his set piece ability, which is a real benefit, and you can't just pretend that it does not exist when making comparisons.  And, fourth, his work rate is better than others; even the article acknowledges that he defends like a midfielder, and is different than his peers in that regard.

Yeah I think the most important thing about the article is like stylistically speaking it means we’re currently playing a 2 man midfield.

Yerry Mina and Micheal Keane both help, and Digne has been aroaring success, but the midfield is too easy to bypass now everyone knows what Gomes is about.
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December 14, 2018, 12:34:05 AM
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"I'm guessing you've never played CM DoF before'

Touché


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December 15, 2018, 05:19:17 AM
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December 15, 2018, 07:03:09 AM
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https://toffeeanalysis.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/why-richarlison-has-to-play-on-the-left/

Good article!

Actually agree but the issue is that Tosun doesn’t fit into the system and offers nothing as a result whilst DCL hasn’t been able to take his chance which was probably against Arsenal when he spurned those chances. Niasse is just a bit shite despite his knack.

I’d like to see DCL up front and Richarlison on the left but can see why Marco is persisting with Richarlison considering he’s still getting goals and Walcott and Bernard are more likely to produce something than the actual strikers at the club.

December 15, 2018, 12:20:46 PM
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Not a fan of Richarlison through the middle, gets bullied far too often which then leads to him usually being on his arse rolling around. We can never build up play into the final third through him and although he has got goals (he could probably play anywhere and get a goal) it has been to the detriment to the rest of our play.

Unfortunately we don't appear to have a alternative that Silva likes, although DCL has always done well holding up the play and did well against City last year through the middle.
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December 15, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
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DCL has done ok holding the ball up where there’s space.

Yet to show he’s a consistent foil if the opposition are sat deep and the build up is more static.

Vs city there’ll be space but in games like the last two at home he’s not shown yet to be an obvious pick.

December 15, 2018, 06:12:50 PM
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DCL has done ok holding the ball up where there’s space.

Yet to show he’s a consistent foil if the opposition are sat deep and the build up is more static.

Vs city there’ll be space but in games like the last two at home he’s not shown yet to be an obvious pick.

He’s not really had the chance I wouldn’t say. Done OK when coming on but can’t remember him having 60-70mins vs two grocks like richarlison has had.

Might not work, it might well be the case that silva has had a look and thought nah, which would would be a bit of a worry for Dom’s long terms prospects.

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December 15, 2018, 09:03:41 PM
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Interesting to see he went with a turtle neck today.

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December 15, 2018, 09:13:25 PM
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Interesting to see he went with a turtle neck today.



Thought it worked well, I've given it motm

December 15, 2018, 10:58:13 PM
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Still positive overall from Silva, its a work in progress and we've been in every game we've played this season I can think of, he can't do much about those missed chances. Would like him at times to be a bit quicker changing things that seem obvious to us like maybe a rest for Coleman and Siggurdsson.

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