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#161 nyblue23

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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 21:26

Played in two good crosses but otherwise looked very poor to me. Kept giving the ball away in our half.
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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 21:26

I've seen better.

But I've also seen much worse.
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#163 Matt

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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 22:43

He'll fill the gap until Coleman is back
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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 22:46

He'll fill the gap until Coleman is back


That's the problem, he doesn't fill the gap. Rookie defending at times including heading a ball back into our own 18 yard box.

Good attacking outlet but a poor defender.
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#165 MikeO

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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 23:16

That's the problem, he doesn't fill the gap. Rookie defending at times including heading a ball back into our own 18 yard box.

Good attacking outlet but a poor defender.

 

Can we have Mason and him doing a tag team? Our half Holgate, cross the line Cuco; that would work.


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#166 StevO

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Posted 12 Aug 2017 - 23:55

The lad can cross a ball, not much else though.
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Posted 13 Aug 2017 - 02:20

Was very worried when he came on. Would have preferred Holgate come on tbh.

 

Did a reasonable job. The way we were set up, that right side will be exposed against more quality teams until Coleman is back.


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#168 Matt

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Posted 13 Aug 2017 - 08:28

That's the problem, he doesn't fill the gap. Rookie defending at times including heading a ball back into our own 18 yard box.

Good attacking outlet but a poor defender.

thought was average at best but didn't think he was poor

Would prefer Holgate getting some more game time if we're playing 4 at the back though. Martina might be alright as a RWB rather than a traditional RB
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Posted 13 Aug 2017 - 08:28

Must play Holgate, going forward he is good, but defensively he is terrible. 


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Posted Yesterday, 08:01 pm

Just re-watching the highlights from the weekend. How anyone can say this guy did ok is beyond me. Absolutely all over the place at times, a really lazy attitude to defending too.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 pm

Just re-watching the highlights from the weekend. How anyone can say this guy did ok is beyond me. Absolutely all over the place at times, a really lazy attitude to defending too.

Thank you. He put in a couple good crosses but he was garbage overall.
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#172 nyblue23

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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 pm

I think people were won over by the change in formation and attributed our better play in part to Martina coming on rather than just poor opening tactics.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:20 pm

Just re-watching the highlights from the weekend. How anyone can say this guy did ok is beyond me. Absolutely all over the place at times, a really lazy attitude to defending too.


Been keeping quiet just in case I got it all wrong.
As soon as he came in the nearly scored.
Lost possession so many times, and not once did he try to get back to regain it... just jogged back into position.
Last few seconds, loses position and we're only save by a world class save from Pickford.
Epitome of average.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:24 pm

Been keeping quiet just in case I got it all wrong.
As soon as he came in the nearly scored.
Lost possession so many times, and not once did he try to get back to regain it... just jogged back into position.
Last few seconds, loses position and we're only save by a world class save from Pickford.
Epitome of average.


He looked like a competition winner for that last chance. He was that out of place. I just don't get why he is here.
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#175 duncanmckenzieismagic

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Posted Yesterday, 08:24 pm

He ha Alcaraz written all over him
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#176 Bailey

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Posted Yesterday, 08:25 pm

He ha Alcaraz written all over him


In that case let's hope he gets injured! 😅
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Posted Yesterday, 10:13 pm

Kenny wasn't in the u23 squad yesterday so hopefully he'll get a start tomorrow night.
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#178 nyblue23

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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 pm

Been keeping quiet just in case I got it all wrong.
As soon as he came in the nearly scored.
Lost possession so many times, and not once did he try to get back to regain it... just jogged back into position.
Last few seconds, loses position and we're only save by a world class save from Pickford.
Epitome of average.

So many have talked about his abilities on the ball, but I just don't see it. Over and over again, he lost possession in our half, and, as you say, didn't even fight to regain it.

 

The only place he offered any quality at all was if he got the ball on the right wing, already forward, with space.

 

I'd much rather have Holgate's solid defending and ability to retain possession rather than having Martina's liability with the slight promise of a good cross here or there.


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