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Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by Libby, Aug 4, 2017.
Soz that was a reply to a convo that happened about 45mins ago.
Was a bit late
Haven't seen it yet ... just going on the BBC stats ... and those from other games ... got no concerns about relegation or even getting dragged into it ... we don't lack goals... simply need to fix giving them away... which is much easier to do ...
... the holding comment was meant merely about his persistence with zonal marking ... which worked fine with Justin and Fofana. ...
... one thing I would consider is dropping Kasper... his non dominance of the six yard box is a huge contributor to our fragility on set pieces
I was going to ask if you've got a decent second keeper, it was going to be a suggestion, that maybe he is part the problem. Sometimes a change, makes them up their game instead of looking for excuses.
There is nobody dominating your area which is surprising with Evans and Soyuncu in there.
Danny Ward ... the Wales keeper ... gets to play in many of the cup games
Also in our last 4 competitive games we've won 2 drawn 1 and now lost 1 ... so not really relegation stats ...
Down to zonal ... last season Fofana seemed like a magnet ... he was free to attrack the ball and he is 6ft 2" with a spring like a gazelle
Maybe they should play Ward for a couple of games then, see if it changes your fortunes.
Form tables are general done over 6 games, sometimes 8 games - over 8 games it is far better than the last 6 which suggests your form has dived and are currently third from bottom...
So yes, that is relegation stats.
We'll have to disagree on the relegation thing ... but that's fine ...
Actually think the best keeper we have is currently on loan at Preston - Daniel Iversen - he's Denmark's number 2 behind Kaspar but is often Preston's MOTM (last 2 seasons) ... he's bigger than Kasper and more commanding in his area ... definitely the future No1 for us (and Denmark) unless I'm much mistaken ...
I've always seen Preston as a pretty decent Championship side, I saw them on the box the other day against Fulham where they drew 1-1.
Maybe they need to stick in a recall, and tell the lad this is your big chance to step up. He's 24 now, so he either takes his chance or forever remains a lower league goalie.
in waiting ...
Funnily enough Kaspar was just as flappy for a large part of our 2014/15 season and Mark Schwarzer came in for a few and steadied the ship ... Kaspar cane back in and was then superb for the remainder and also the next when we won the title ... but the main problem at the moment is certainly playing the zonal ****e ... Luke Thomas was continually left marking Mings because of it ... think there is close to a foot difference in height ... guess who wins?
Sort of agree although 24 is still young for a keeper ... certainly think he'll be in first team contention next season when I think we'll say goodbye to Jakupovic and possibly Ward ... who has been attracting interest since the Euros ...
I looked at Rodgers stats earlier, they certainly didn't make impressive reading in the last seven league games. As for his managerial career, what has he actually achieved if you take Celtic out of the equation. He's use to handling Championship sides such as Swansea, which is about Celtic's level. I reckon he's probably a bit of a control freak, lot of hot air but nothing in the cabinet.
Yeah, i was probably being a bit harsh on the lad with that comment. I've always seen Preston as a consistent well established Championship side, so if he can get the applaudits there it's a good sign.
My lot have got a Chelsea keeper on loan this season, very good for our level, shame he's playing for a shhite team, not sure what he's achieving by being with my lot.
...hmmm... he won us the FA Cup for the first time in our history ... after 4 losing post-war finals ... for many Leicester fans that was the Holy Grail coz we never really dreamt that the title was a possibility ...
My own view? ... Martin O'Neil was better coz he never had the funding available that Brenda has had ... and Ranieri was a God ... he worked miracles ... but Brenda is OK... and in terms of the 'big picture' he's still steering the ship in the right direction... if rather erratically, at times
Game time in a physical league where attackers are going to show him no mercy.