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  1. We do need a quality winger, but I'm hoping Samatta will improve the attacking threat of Trez and El Ghazi (and even Guilbert / Targett) Although some of their crosses are absolutely dreadful, I think they'll really benefit from the presence of a player who can head the ball
  2. Agreed - but he's competing with Luiz surely? I don't think he should have started last night. As everyone seems to be suggesting, he's not match fit yet. He also doesn't seem to take on the role of the pivot like Luiz does, which limits our distribution. The number of times Luiz was level with our CBs to try and build play from the back was a noticeable difference compared to Drinkwater. I think he'll improve, but he needs to get sharper before he starts meaningfully impacting our play.
  3. How is Danny Drinkwater starting? It’s **** stupid
  4. 'Get a striker' they say, 'Anyone will do' We get a striker... 'Not bothered about this one' SAMATTA WITH YOU ALL! (sorry if bin dunne)
  5. I agree - but there's two sides to this story I think. Marv yes, but I think Luiz is a lot better at it. He shows for the ball, receives it and looks then to distribute. When we play 5 at the back, there is such a gulf between defence and attack that he can only really pass to Jack or go backwards - when Jack is marked it's pretty difficult for him. If we're to play 5 at the back and retain the ball, the wing backs need to show for it a lot more, one of the wingers need to drop back slightly and Marv needs to improve. We're moving in the right direction with it, but a few tweeks are needed in midfield so we don't just keep inviting pressure. Prime example was when he got caught with the ball for their goal, he doesn't want to keep passing backwards, but nobody is showing for the ball.
  6. He breaks up play but his ball retention and passing is really poor. That said, think he's just getting used to the PL - we'll see if he's any good next year, whichever league we're in.
  7. Is he better than Douglas Luiz or Lansbury? Doubt it
  8. I’m not sure our players have the bottle for this. Worried about Targett and AEG especially. Would deffo play Mings if available. Need Hourihane to start.
  9. Just popped on to say thought he played well - no nonsense. Will be a loss during AFCON. While I’m here, bloody VillaReport and their fake news.
  10. Perfect game for him. Burnley don’t really play with attacking wing backs so the pressure he’ll be under is that bit less. Hopefully this lets him attack like he did vs. Brighton.
  11. Push Grealish to the wing on a 'free float' role and play Hourihane in CM with McGinn.
  12. Sitting in the spuds end wish me luck
  13. If there's one good thing about the window closing, it's that I don't need to keep reading made up guff from Villareport
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