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January 15, 2019, 07:34:59 PM
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If you can't pass accurately you can't be good enough for this league. Running around, closing down, breaking up play is not much use if you give the ball back to the opposition. Championship is OK for him. He cost us little from a relegated club.

Ffs. ..
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January 15, 2019, 10:47:26 PM
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Imho ...still don't understand the Gylfi shouts ...tbh hes the most prolific midfielder by a country mile will finish on double figures again...when was the last midfielder to do this in our shirt . ..yet still getting shit weekly for not being better .

 
Our fans are a shambles at times .
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January 16, 2019, 12:16:18 AM
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He hasn't been playing as a midfielder though.

And I for one am glad ...someone is actually getting forward scoring goals ....pretty sure that's where he's being told to play ...certainly not as an out and out forward, in fact a typical AMC ...it's not Gylfi's fault nobody else is contributing assists and goals from the further midfield .
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January 16, 2019, 12:19:58 AM
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Most of that criticism is for not actually playing like a midfielder.

He spends a lot of time chasing the ball high up the pitch, doesn't show for the ball much in possession, and doesn't play many passes. All of this while our midfield is terrible and doesn't control games.

He ultimately plays more like a forward and getting into double figures (aided by penalties) is a pretty meh return for a forward. Hence, why so many of us talk about him like he's a meh player.

For a meh (best attacking mid since fuck knows when )player we would be fucked without his contribution this year .

Also thanks for proving my earlier point . :thumbsup:
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January 16, 2019, 01:27:41 AM
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Itís his lack of contribution elsewhere thatís hindering us though.

So how exactly is he hindering us....would Davies get anywhere near him for output ?...if not who else .

I'm not saying he is a world beater by any means but he is all we have in that mould and a double figure output (by the end of the season)albeit with 2pens will be better than we had for years from the midfield .
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January 16, 2019, 04:59:37 PM
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Football doesn't work like that, adding and subtracting goals scored by individual players. Individual stats help us learn about players but success is still contextual.

Obviously, there's no way Davies would score as much as Sigurdsson. But here are some things he can help with:

- Preventing the opposition from cutting through us at will. Davies is useful defensively and with a better defense, we don't need to score as much to win.
- Providing our defenders and midfielders with another option in possession so that opponents can't take Gomes out of the game and put all of the heavy lifting on Gana, the CBs, and the fullbacks (like they have been since December). Davies is one of the best in the squad at moving without the ball and making himself available to his teammates.
- Forcing the team to play a little deeper, giving the front three more space to work. Imagine how much more effective the likes of Richarlison, Bernard, Lookman, and Walcott would be if they weren't facing packed defenses all the time. Here's where you recover those "lost" goals.

Nobody can say for sure if all of those things would happen but it would be a worthwhile experiment, at least.

Silva's spent the last month tinkering around the midfield -- mixing up the attack, mixing up the defense, adding a defender, subtracting that defender, mixing up the attack again. It's time for him to try something to get a grip in the middle of the park.

Your basing this on a player who ,when he has played this year has failed to nail a place down in the squad on a regular basis or even do half the things your asking for .....he was dubbed against Lincoln at half time because we were being over run by a league two side .

I agree with your premis just don't agree that Davies is the player to carry that forward in the slightest .
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January 16, 2019, 05:02:12 PM
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Football doesn't work like that, adding and subtracting goals scored by individual players. Individual stats help us learn about players but success is still contextual.

Obviously, there's no way Davies would score as much as Sigurdsson. But here are some things he can help with:

- Preventing the opposition from cutting through us at will. Davies is useful defensively and with a better defense, we don't need to score as much to win.
- Providing our defenders and midfielders with another option in possession so that opponents can't take Gomes out of the game and put all of the heavy lifting on Gana, the CBs, and the fullbacks (like they have been since December). Davies is one of the best in the squad at moving without the ball and making himself available to his teammates.
- Forcing the team to play a little deeper, giving the front three more space to work. Imagine how much more effective the likes of Richarlison, Bernard, Lookman, and Walcott would be if they weren't facing packed defenses all the time. Here's where you recover those "lost" goals.

Nobody can say for sure if all of those things would happen but it would be a worthwhile experiment, at least.

Silva's spent the last month tinkering around the midfield -- mixing up the attack, mixing up the defense, adding a defender, subtracting that defender, mixing up the attack again. It's time for him to try something to get a grip in the middle of the park.

Your basing this on a player who ,when he has played this year has failed to nail a place down in the squad on a regular basis or even do half the things your asking for .....he was dubbed against Lincoln at half time because we were being over run by a league two side .

I agree with your premis in theory just don't agree that Davies is the player to carry that forward in the slightest had done nothing in the past season and a half to say he could in the future  either ....loads calling for him to be loaned ,which I don't agree with either, but only as we have no one else .
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