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  1. Nabby

    First Choice 11

    Heaton Guilbert Engels Mings Targett Luiz Hourihane Jota Grealish McGinn Weasley With 2 deep Mfs means Hourihane has help winning the ball and free's him up to keep things ticking over and for dead ball's or you but Nakamba in there if you need for mobility . The Three behind the striker are free to switch positions , the width is mainly coming from the improvements in full back positions we have now .You can swap Jota with El Ghazi /Trezeguet or even both with McGinn dropping back .Liverpool and Spurs have both used this 4-2-3-1 formation so wouldn't surprise me if we tried it due to how many midfielders we have that can occupy the roles
  2. In attack he plays the simple ball back to Elmo most of the time he , as said above doesn't really go at the fullback and I struggle to recall any time today he put in a decent cross He does track back well which is why he is favoured over Kodjia in that role Him and Green both cant hold the place down , when they come on as sub they both do better than when they start
  3. Think he needs a break , still working hard but in general seems off the pace
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    Glenn Whelan

    Think he was generally ok at what he was there to do , but struggles due to age and physical limitations ..overall as has been the case for ages now we have a midfield that is unable to play at a high tempo Boro is highlighted as a game we where very good , that sat back Pulis set them up to be defensive at allowed us time to pass it around.When teams get at us with a high press we just lose the ball , or lump and this has been going on since we were in Prem League its amazing that we still after 2 different owners 3/4 managers cant figure this out
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    Kortney Hause

    He was ok as a defender , he stayed strong which is an upgrade on Taylor but on the ball he was nervy and clearly a CB or a LCB in a three not a LB was thrown in to keep a natural left footer in side with Taylor ill That after 3 season in this league we still have no sodding LB cover beggers belief
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    Dean Smith

    The only thing worse than the on pitch performance is Smith's post match comments , going on about the Tammy foul as a blatant pen ( which is wasn't ) but forgetting the far more credible Sawyers pen is a poor effort.The officials overall were ok last night so to brand them Pathetic just seems a sign of a man struggling under the pressure On the pitch truth be told its what nearly a year since that Wolves win and I can count on one hand the decent games we have had since then.The 3-3 flatters us against Shef United they took as apart as this Brentford both teams cost alot less than we are putting on the pitch yet we look like a team fighting to stay in the league. Season is dangerously heading towards a slow slug to get it over with and readdress in Summer Dean might need more time ( he was a big part of building the Brentford team that beat us last night ) but I'm convinced he needs to start showing improvement soon he won't get as long as Bruce did under performing. As for the players I am not sure its them not trying ( I'd argue in McGinn case he is over trying ) they just seem incapable of the basics at the moment.
  7. Player in turning us down for a PL club shocker ..its going to happen if we are after that quality of player and a PL club is interested we are going to lose out , especially when we are miles off the pace in terms of promotion.
  8. On Cole IIRC he was on a low basic salary with appearance money , he could of got more elsewhere but wanted to stay in Prem League ,very unfair to lump him with likes of Nzog.He wanted to play but his body just wasn't up to it
  9. I would expect should we offer him anything it would be similar to the 1 month deal we offered Collins
  10. We currently play with 3 CM's on Satuday 2 of them were useless yet we had no option on the bench to change them , given we are paying his wages we might as well bring him back and take a look whilst we are so short in that position
  11. https://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2019/aston-villa-approach-caen-for-frederic-guilbert/
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    Dean Smith

    It's Grealish and Tuanzebe ..the former can run with the ball and create space for others this we are missing this , the latter was good at bringing ball out of defence which supplemented midfield and allowed them to move further up and press.Not sure they are burnt out I think its more they are losing confidence by the game and getting more and more hesitant on the ball
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    Dean Smith

    Lot is said about us not losing many games , but not so much that we are not winning.It's one win in 7 now and but for a late pen save that would have been a draw. Whilst I think some players are not performing I think lack of confidence is creeping in also.The defence has been poor all season but we seem to change it every game at moment so its no wonder it looks so out of sorts ( however in general some just are not good enough - Elmo and Taylor) MF without Jack is hopeless , no matter what combo we use of whats available we still look poor fundamentally there is not enough pace or strength in the middle .If we have some players good enough on the ball we might be able to overcome that but we don't. The one area of the team working is Tammy but teams are doing a number on the midfield and he is getting more and more isolated. Another issue is we clearly don't have any one in the under 23s who can come into the side so once again we are back to going into the market to buy/loan players to an already large squad The subs today worry me with Smith , his reasoning he is wanted to get us on the ball and in terms of Hause he felt a natural left footer would help us bring ball out of defence better I just can't understand that. Against a midfield closing us down , Whelan was never going to turn that around and Hause has not played in months and my god was that obvious he was miles off the pace.With Davies on Bench and Tammy on the pitch with 2 wingers IMO we had to try and go a bit more direct just to change things up . even moving Tammy slighty wider with Davies coming on central would have given them more to think about.
  14. Sell ! We will be lucky to give them both away without having to pay them off
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