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November 30, 2017, 05:50:18 AM
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Stones needed to work with Guardiola, or someone like him, to realize his potential.

The only thing he missed out on by leaving Everton is valuable experience pumping the ball into the channels for Lukaku.

December 12, 2017, 02:02:16 AM
Reply #1


Let him play in a team that knows what it's supposed to be doing before you judge him.

It's hard to overstate the incoherence of most of the teams Koeman and Unsworth picked this season.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 02:08:41 AM by kramer0 »

February 04, 2018, 09:42:41 PM
Reply #2


I agree about the Leicester match. I thought he defended well overall and did a good job with the ball as well (one lazy pass aside).

I don't know if I "blame” him for yesterday. Maybe it's me projecting my opinions on Allardyce and team selections onto the situation, but I thought most of his issues against Arsenal stemmed from looking really uncomfortable in a back three. Sure, there are basic things he should have done better but confidence within the system starts on the training ground and didn’t seem like he had that yesterday.

(Also... why not just pick Holgate, who's played well in that role before, if you have to play a back three?)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 09:45:41 PM by kramer0 »

February 04, 2018, 11:27:27 PM
Reply #3


Someone else on TEF mentioned that the cut on his foot -- the nasty one he got during the Sunderland match -- still hasn't healed.

Something like that could certainly play a part in why he's looked so uncomfortable defending in space. Could also play a part in having a tough time mentally as well.

We may have paid too much but I have time for Keane. He's young enough to sort out whatever problems he's having currently. (Plus, I really think he looks useful on the ball. Would be nice to have a big CB with the ability to play out from the back some. Has to sort the positioning and 1 v. 1 defending first, though.)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 11:38:28 PM by kramer0 »

February 04, 2018, 11:41:06 PM
Reply #4


We should have signed McGuire. Half the cost and twice the player

Maguire has great matches but he's still a clumsy oaf half of the time.

The other "half" of his game was on full display Wednesday.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 11:42:26 PM by kramer0 »

February 04, 2018, 11:47:34 PM
Reply #5


Always say this when we sign players from clubs like Burnley and Swansea.

I don't think people realise just how big a step up it is.

And we've signed a few expensive attackers from those clubs as well.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 11:48:36 PM by kramer0 »