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Everything posted by Bailey

  1. As others have said the gobshite in this was Gibbs. Poking someone in the face and then acting the hard man as they walked off the pitch. That's the type of shit I hate at any level of sport. Play hard and fair and any if you have an issue on the pitch once you get off it shake hands and move on. The number of brawls I have been in playing rugby and in less than a couple of hours later I am in the bar having a pint with the same guys that were trying to take lumps out of me.
  2. It will give them a big lift. The left back is highly thought of too. Its a shame because I thought we could count them out!
  3. He does have a weak foot and its his right foot. Actually watching it back he is at pains to hit it with his left because of its awkwardness and turns his body to hit it with his left. In terms of my assumptions they are based on the fact that Foster makes a lot of mistakes and anyone suggesting Foster replaces Pickford clearly hasn't watched enough of him. If you are going to knock a player for not being good enough, you don't pick a guy that looks great on match of the day because the side he plays for means he has to make lots of saves. Foster would be a good number 2 but if he
  4. I think it will be straight back to the same side that beat Salford, subject to Mina coming in for Branthwaite. After the weekend he needs that game as well.
  5. I'm pretty sure we all do... for everything!
  6. Foster! 😂 I don't understand why people champion players from other teams they clearly barely watch other than the highlights. if Foster was here, or someone like Ryan as he gets banded about a lot, we would be in a lot more trouble than we are with Pickford. As with the bad start to the game (mentioned generally, not aimed just at you Haf), he was given a shit ball on his wrong foot. Could he have done better with it, yes, but plenty more in this league would have done worse. Sometimes when you are a keeper in that position you just half to do enough, and he did enough from a situat
  7. I disagree. Pickford needs to back track as the attack develops but it looks to me that he is set when the ball is struck. I have frozen it and I just don't see it. I found an example from Allison on a much easier shot to save an they look in pretty much identical positions. The fact here is that the shot is in the reach of Allison and he saves it, whereas the goal against West Brom wasn't in Pickford's reach. The link is as follows and the example is at 0.38 seconds and there are two views. I have also done more research into feet position and it looks like I was wrong on that. I do
  8. Yeh he might have thought that, there was definitely some communication issues going on because Keane ends up in an odd position as well. I don't know if he dropped deep to cover for Digne to start with but he ends up a lot deeper than the others and at the end he is almost in a line with Mina. It isn't what I would expect to see from a centre back pairing that were on each others wavelengths. If Mina / Keane had that moment again, I think Mina would try and get Diangana to cut inside where Keane would be a lot closer and able to get the tackle / block in. As I mentioned before though, th
  9. As for Pickford, what exactly could he have done here (behind view angle runs after the normal angle). His positioning is fine. He is set. The biggest argument is that maybe his feet are set slightly too far apart but that's being very picky. It's irrelevant because its hit with so much power. I just don’t see what he should have done better. I would love anyone who disagrees to explain it because I just can't fathom it.
  10. A hipster!? What the fuck is that? I dont know why you haven't posted the video. Its clear as day what happens. Here is a link for you. http://www.soccer-blogger.com/2020/09/19/diangana-goal-vs-everton-2020-grady-first-league-goal-for-west-brom/ Are you suggesting that Gomes didn't run backwards to get out of James way? As for Allan, no I am not saying he should have done that. I am just following your logic. Fwiw I think Gomes is probably further from the ball than you think and it looks like he thinks the only ball on is the one back to the West Brom player rather than
  11. No he definitely won't replace one of those two if they are fit (or Firminho) but he is a better back up that Shaqiri, Origi and Minimino. Personally I dont see why either of them would go and I think its probably more likely that it will be one of the other back ups that leaves. Even if you are right it is still a very smart move from them. Just watching Thiago come off the bench and he is going to add so much to them its scary.
  12. Jorginho must be one of the easiest defensive midfielders to take on in the Premier League.
  13. Not if Allan is supporting the attack like he was at times against West Brom. Plus Zaha is quicker than him in space and deceptively strong. The one thing I do know is that Allan will be well up for the fight. Should be a good contest!
  14. Unfortunately that's all well and good if you have eyes in the back of your head. That's what it looks like to me, but only Mina will know what he was thinking at the time. Diangana might even be more two footed than I believed but its unusual to have someone that is happy to hit it from 20+ yards off either foot.
  15. To me it looks like Gomes was taking a step back to give James room to dribble into the space he was in. Saying you should always be on your toes is a great cliche but its clear that he wasn't expecting the pass and had shifted his weight accordingly. It something that happens all the time. One player thinks one player is doing one thing and the other thinks something else. Trying to blame Gomes but not also share that blame with James just shows bias. As for the tackle, again he tries to get across and as does Allan. Never of them get there. Allan also wasn't "on his toes" either btw. Th
  16. Watching this back again, I dont think Mina realises that Diangana is left footed. He is actually showing him down the line and onto his left foot intentionally. On one hand he is showing him away from goal but as he is too far off him it doesnt matter. If Diangana was right footed it would be decent defending because its not a bad thing to encourage a shot from distance from the wrong foot. Only Mina knows what he was trying to do but goal aside he was very average for the rest of the game as well.
  17. I dont think there is any question that Allan did as much as he could do after the ball was turned over. Its just really sloppy play by James and Gomes not being on the same wavelength and that then draws Allan into the problem. Backing off is the right thing to do by Mina. You see its the right thing because it buys time and Allan is almost able to get back. Problem is he stands 4-5 yards off the attacker. You do that in Sunday League and your inviting a shot, let alone at Premier League level. This whole blaming Pickford is nonsense though.
  18. Problem is Zaha has been floating around the formation rather than just playing left. If I was Hodgson I would get him at Keane and Mina because he could have a field day.
  19. I am a big fan of Jota. His movement is brilliant and he is a very talented and technical player. He will give them another dimension especially if and when one of Salah or Mane gets injured or is rested. He played 34 times in the league last season scoring 7 and played 14 times in europa scoring 9. He was a big player for Wolves.
  20. I just felt like he was a bit tactically naive today. Their first goal he had no need to move into that area of the pitch. His role is to stop the counter. He did that a few times where he just vacated spaces that he should have been occupying. It just felt like he was a bit too keen and that came across in his passing at times too. I dont think he played badly as such, just wasn't quite at it. I will add though that I am not sure about his legs. He is still getting up to full fitness so I will reserve judgment on that until a few more games in.
  21. Just noticed it was him that gave away the ball for their first goal... sell him in the morning! 😂
  22. Really!? No keeper was stopping either of those.
  23. I think perfect is quite a big statement given what happened last season!
  24. I think Carlo has said that Delph will be fit to play this game.
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