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January 10, 2019, 07:34:42 PM
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Mayor Farnum


Aside from Bernard when when was the last “creator” type player we signed?

Baffling omission for 5 years.

Pickford's good with his feet apparently.


January 10, 2019, 07:35:59 PM
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Surely Sigurdsson is in that category?

Looked at a few of his stats this season.

Pretty much half as many touches on the ball this season as Ozil and Alli, twice as much play time.

I like Sigurdsson but can see where people are coming from in their criticism.
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January 10, 2019, 08:16:07 PM
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Surely Sigurdsson is in that category?

Not even in the top 25 open play creators in the league this year.

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January 10, 2019, 08:20:22 PM
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Looked at a few of his stats this season.

Pretty much half as many touches on the ball this season as Ozil and Alli, twice as much play time.

I like Sigurdsson but can see where people are coming from in their criticism.

He’s a tall, on-the-deck Tim Cahill.

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January 10, 2019, 10:21:47 PM
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Sigurdsson has always been pretty meh creating chances from open play. He can play a brilliant through ball given the opportunity but he lets himself down massively by rarely getting into positions to attempt them.

He's a good player for the right sort of team but given how light we are in midfield, it's become a chore to carry him in his current role. We'd be much better if he defended deeper or didn't play at all.
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January 10, 2019, 11:10:01 PM
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GLewis

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Looked at a few of his stats this season.

Pretty much half as many touches on the ball this season as Ozil and Alli, twice as much play time.

I like Sigurdsson but can see where people are coming from in their criticism.

Yes it’s an issue with him if your team doesn’t have enough of @brap2 ball hoggers.

Goes back to the midfield balance issue with a player at the base and at the point not being natural possession players.

He’s an end product player.


January 11, 2019, 01:31:42 AM
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Yes it’s an issue with him if your team doesn’t have enough of @brap2 ball hoggers.

Goes back to the midfield balance issue with a player at the base and at the point not being natural possession players.

He’s an end product player.

Want to see us try out a diamond formation now!

Pickford
Coleman Keane Zouma Digne
Gomes
Gana Bernard
Sigurdsson
DCL Richarlison
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January 11, 2019, 01:45:49 AM
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Want to see us try out a diamond formation now!

Pickford
Coleman Keane Zouma Digne
Gomes
Gana Bernard
Sigurdsson
DCL Richarlison
I'd swap sigurdsson with Bernard and gueye with Gomes
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January 11, 2019, 01:49:38 AM
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GLewis

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Want to see us try out a diamond formation now!

Pickford
Coleman Keane Zouma Digne
Gomes
Gana Bernard
Sigurdsson
DCL Richarlison

It’s still 3 end end product type players at the top end.

Also not sure re Bernard deeper.

If Sig was deeper we’d still have the problem of getting the ball to the front 3 regularly.

January 11, 2019, 03:07:35 AM
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The two CMs in a diamond usually have to do an insane amount of work. Not sure we’ve got the players for the role, other than Gana.
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January 11, 2019, 03:30:20 AM
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KoemansNumberTens


We need to just get rid of sigurdsson rather than try to accommodate him. Doesn't do enough and never will. We've been sold a turkey

January 11, 2019, 03:39:45 AM
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Bob Sacamano

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We need to just get rid of sigurdsson rather than try to accommodate him. Doesn't do enough and never will. We've been sold a turkey

You’ve changed your tune. I thought you rated him?

January 11, 2019, 03:52:37 AM
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KoemansNumberTens


You’ve changed your tune. I thought you rated him?

Was right though wasn’t I. Horrible signing. We paid a premium. We got proven. We got exactly what was expected. It’s well short of what we needed. Possibly our worst signing because there was zero chance of it working out any better than it has

January 11, 2019, 03:54:22 AM
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We need to just get rid of sigurdsson rather than try to accommodate him. Doesn't do enough and never will. We've been sold a turkey
To be fair we did insist very strongly, was bizarre like.
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January 11, 2019, 03:57:26 AM
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Bob Sacamano

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Was right though wasn’t I. Horrible signing. We paid a premium. We got proven. We got exactly what was expected. It’s well short of what we needed. Possibly our worst signing because there was zero chance of it working out any better than it has

Oh you reckon we overpaid? I would never have guessed.