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November 05, 2018, 04:02:56 PM
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Richarlison is just so clearly superstar potential itís really exciting. Something weíve missed for a while and so far weíre definitely getting our moneyís worth. Superb work by the club to get him.

Hard to grade everyone I think, because we were by far the better team across the park, nobody had a bad game really.

Coleman was better, more positive and driving forward with the ball, but maybe too many lofted balls in to Dunks fod.

Sigurdsson - wouldnít slate his two early chances because they happen tbh. Heís not going to finish them all but if heís getting into them positions and getting shots away then thatís alright with me.

His overall involvement was good, and his work for the first was fantastic.

Theo was better, but still...

Digne is a great player and has slotted in seamlessly.

Gomes was very good. Definitely seems to have like a slow, careful start then grow more confident in driving forward? Maybe heís asked to do that but he starts each game like Schneiderlin and ends it like Barkley.

Keane and Zouma flawless.

Liked the look of Bernard who continues to make stuff happen. Lookman looked good when he came on too, canít wait til heís getting big minutes. Dom did fine.

Punished by another set piece, irritating but we know itís an issue.

As good as we were - our goals came from a break, a shot outside the box and a defensive error, so weíre still not breaking down teams when they sit deep imo.

Itís a common issue and I dunno what the solution is but yeah, easy to mistake a great result for a solution to a problem when I donít think it is really.

That said, we could have had a few from combinations followed by drilled balls across the box that just didnít quite go in.
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November 05, 2018, 04:04:47 PM
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The Pele one was a feint around the goalie, this was a knock on. Aka a cow pass in Brazil I believe.
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November 05, 2018, 07:49:03 PM
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I've read you mention this before and it has been playing on my mind quite a bit because it is a really big concern. I thought.

But after a few weeks of mulling it over i think i've changed my mind. Based on the following:

- As a general rule, the deep-playing teams are really good at it.
- There is no way the majority of teams can break down 11 players all performing that same job.

So i've been watching some of the top sides when they've come across these teams to see how they stuff them.
And do you know what 2 things it is that does it for the most part? Patience (not wasting possession with pot-shots. Pulling the ball out and starting again, over & over & over & over again) and being clinical.
A chance will come. When it does, make sure players take advantage of it.
That's what our first goal was all about yesterday (and our 3rd, for that matter).

The only alternative to that are the proper elite level teams. The City & Barcelona's of the world. Who have such intricate, minute passing & running movement that they can ghost past any number of lines.
We can't replicate that, and wont be able to for a long, long time.

Iím not sure what your point is, are you saying we ARE good at consistently making good chances from open play against defensive teams?

We are light years ahead of where we were, and I back us to score in home games against these sides deffo, bit Iím not confident we have the patterns of play and open chance creators available to make it happen consistently and to a good level.

I know this is fruitless tho because weíve just won so I assume Iíll just get quoted by people saying things like Ďwe could have scored 15 at the weekend ffsí
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November 05, 2018, 11:41:04 PM
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Sure, doesnít mean we shouldnít aim to be better tho.
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