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Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:15 pm
by Sid
fat maradona wrote:
5 months ago
when Fred plays like he did tonight, you can see why we would want to pay £50m for him. And the fullbacks were great tonight.
That was the difference today, the quality balls in from out wide from Shaw, Rash and Wan-Bissaka. It's how City play, getting the ball wide to stretch the play. Too often we go through the middle and it's aimless.

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:19 pm
by fat maradona
Rashford also got his 83rd career goal for United, that's one more than the King got for us. And he's till only 23 and has hopefully got another 10 years with us as a top top player.

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:20 pm
by Sid
Forgot the Cavani tackle was a pen, so it could easily have been 10

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:42 am
by dozer
Had to miss this game :((

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:49 pm
by swampash
Really not sure what to make of this game. On the one hand, winning by such a margin is great; especially when players showed they could be ruthless and didn't just back off when the other team are done for. McT looked very good advancing up the field and scored a cracking goal - the sort of goal you would want to see our midfielders scoring regularly.
On the other hand, a weak Southampton side crippled by an early [justified] red were always there for the taking. And defensively we still looked very frail on occasions.
I noticed Baggins seemed to switch to more of a 4141shape after it was clear Southampton were done for. Does this mean he can switch tactics when needed?
On balance pleased for the win but, on Baggins and tactics, I'm not holding my breath...

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:23 pm
by Sid
swampash wrote:
5 months ago
Really not sure what to make of this game. On the one hand, winning by such a margin is great; especially when players showed they could be ruthless and didn't just back off when the other team are done for. McT looked very good advancing up the field and scored a cracking goal - the sort of goal you would want to see our midfielders scoring regularly.
On the other hand, a weak Southampton side crippled by an early [justified] red were always there for the taking. And defensively we still looked very frail on occasions.
I noticed Baggins seemed to switch to more of a 4141shape after it was clear Southampton were done for. Does this mean he can switch tactics when needed?
On balance pleased for the win but, on Baggins and tactics, I'm not holding my breath...
Yeah the tactics were interesting. Our fullbacks were super attacking and showed what they can do. Makes you wonder if they're not shit going forward, and that it's Ole not letting em attack. Perhaps he wants em to stay back more to protect Slabhead and Hoof. He'd have a point tbf. Wan-Bissaka's pace is crucial to stopping counters.

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:45 am
by dozer
swampash wrote:
5 months ago
Really not sure what to make of this game. On the one hand, winning by such a margin is great; especially when players showed they could be ruthless and didn't just back off when the other team are done for. McT looked very good advancing up the field and scored a cracking goal - the sort of goal you would want to see our midfielders scoring regularly.
On the other hand, a weak Southampton side crippled by an early [justified] red were always there for the taking. And defensively we still looked very frail on occasions.
I noticed Baggins seemed to switch to more of a 4141shape after it was clear Southampton were done for. Does this mean he can switch tactics when needed?
On balance pleased for the win but, on Baggins and tactics, I'm not holding my breath...

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:17 am
by fat maradona
Sid wrote:
5 months ago
swampash wrote:
5 months ago
Really not sure what to make of this game. On the one hand, winning by such a margin is great; especially when players showed they could be ruthless and didn't just back off when the other team are done for. McT looked very good advancing up the field and scored a cracking goal - the sort of goal you would want to see our midfielders scoring regularly.
On the other hand, a weak Southampton side crippled by an early [justified] red were always there for the taking. And defensively we still looked very frail on occasions.
I noticed Baggins seemed to switch to more of a 4141shape after it was clear Southampton were done for. Does this mean he can switch tactics when needed?
On balance pleased for the win but, on Baggins and tactics, I'm not holding my breath...
Yeah the tactics were interesting. Our fullbacks were super attacking and showed what they can do. Makes you wonder if they're not shit going forward, and that it's Ole not letting em attack. Perhaps he wants em to stay back more to protect Slabhead and Hoof. He'd have a point tbf. Wan-Bissaka's pace is crucial to stopping counters.
That'd be logical if AWB had any kind of positional sense, more often than not he's not where he should be if he was reading the game. If he wasn't such a good tackler, he shouldn't be anywhere near the first team.

Re: Vs Southampton

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:25 am
by swampash
I agree; AWB has pace and can tackle, but he always looks poor as an attacker. I think it was bman who first suggested he might be better as a sitting DM. He'd have the pace to cover wing-to-wing and could be relied on for his effective tackling. But could he pass out of defence effectively?