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fat maradona wrote:
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these bloody low IQ footballers, hey
tell me about it. it's all part of the sad decline in footballing standards.

gone are the days we could see the likes of this:

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bman2 wrote:
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We played with a high line, a high press, and pinned Chelsea back in order to dominate possession. So Ole knows how to do it, and the team know how to do it. So why don't we do it more often? Perhaps it's because Chelsea don't have the pace in behind to threaten the chuckle brothers at CB, nor do they have a big cunt to throw Lindelhoof around, so we could afford to play that risky game.

It makes you wonder if we had a decent CB pairing would we play like that more often.
Lindelof had a good game. My theory is that he’s the kind of CB a that plays best with a high line. He’s not a penalty box battler, we know that, but he seems quite good as a so-called modern CB. If he was in a team that played that way, he might get some of the hype that players like Upamecano and Stones get.

I think Bailly and Lindelof is our best CB pairing, if both were fit and given enough time together to form a partnership.

I think Maguire is just very ordinary. He’s fine but not amazing in a low block, and he’s hopeless in a high line. One of Ole’s biggest problems is that he feels he has to play Maguire, and he is gimping the midfield to compensate. Leicester moved on no bother and haven’t looked back.
Ok, I'm not even discussing Lindelof here.
And I don't think Bailly is a good defender.
But even if he's Beckenbauer quality he's not fit. Why should the club waste time on him?
We must give up on unfit footballers and move on to new ones. We must do the same with crap footballers, but the impact of being frequently unfit is underrated among fans.
There is no scope of a partnership.
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FuB wrote:
5 months ago
fat maradona wrote:
5 months ago
these bloody low IQ footballers, hey
tell me about it. it's all part of the sad decline in footballing standards.

gone are the days we could see the likes of this:

brilliant!
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For what it's worth, I think Lindelöf actually plays better when he's not alongside Hercules.
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dozer wrote:
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bman2 wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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We played with a high line, a high press, and pinned Chelsea back in order to dominate possession. So Ole knows how to do it, and the team know how to do it. So why don't we do it more often? Perhaps it's because Chelsea don't have the pace in behind to threaten the chuckle brothers at CB, nor do they have a big cunt to throw Lindelhoof around, so we could afford to play that risky game.

It makes you wonder if we had a decent CB pairing would we play like that more often.
Lindelof had a good game. My theory is that he’s the kind of CB a that plays best with a high line. He’s not a penalty box battler, we know that, but he seems quite good as a so-called modern CB. If he was in a team that played that way, he might get some of the hype that players like Upamecano and Stones get.

I think Bailly and Lindelof is our best CB pairing, if both were fit and given enough time together to form a partnership.

I think Maguire is just very ordinary. He’s fine but not amazing in a low block, and he’s hopeless in a high line. One of Ole’s biggest problems is that he feels he has to play Maguire, and he is gimping the midfield to compensate. Leicester moved on no bother and haven’t looked back.
Ok, I'm not even discussing Lindelof here.
And I don't think Bailly is a good defender.
But even if he's Beckenbauer quality he's not fit. Why should the club waste time on him?
We must give up on unfit footballers and move on to new ones. We must do the same with crap footballers, but the impact of being frequently unfit is underrated among fans.
There is no scope of a partnership.
Aye this is Bailey's 5th season and he's only had 98 appearances, and how many of them are actual starts
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swampash wrote:
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For what it's worth, I think Lindelöf actually plays better when he's not alongside Hercules.
Well whoever plays with him has to do half his job for him, as well as their own. Shocking signing for the money really.
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