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Young Boys V United Champions league

Discussion in 'Matchday Live' started by gasman, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. gasman

    gasman Mr Whippy

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    We won 3-0

    Most attacking team we’ve played in a while, and a debut for Diego Dalot, who did himself no harm at all, very competent throughout.

    Front 3 looked out of sorts, Rashford especially, would still like to see it more. Game time will give this front 3 a dangerous edge to it.
    Still playing one holding midfielder (Matic) with Pogba and Fred ahead, so that’s an attacking positive.

    When we hit 3 we shut up shop.
    In came Fellaini for Fred and Mata for Rashford. Instead of the straight swap we saw Fellaini sit and Matic went further forward next to Pogba.
    The next change saw Pogba replaced by Peirera and Fellaini then sat in between our CBs making us a back 3. Seen this a few times this season. Interesting formation changes that have so far seen us fade in games, it has been getting better and better though.
    We look much better with Pogba and Fred pulling the strings. Fred looks like a real talent.
     
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  2. mugrathsipan

    mugrathsipan Twat with a mug

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    It was better but still the back line isnt settled - good to see the FBs breaking down the wide areas - something we have really been lacking.

    Another good performance please on Saturday - and contrinue with Sanchez on the bench please - he played well there
     
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    Nostracarmus Je Suis Un Fanny

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    This.

    I'm with mugsy, it's looking good, but we need to build on last nights performance and not go backwards this time.

    FBs were excellent.
     
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  4. mugrathsipan

    mugrathsipan Twat with a mug

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    ...and now youre gonna believe us .......
     
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  5. gasman

    gasman Mr Whippy

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    Shaw is coming along nicely, really pleased his injury wasn’t serious, the timing and his form were similar to when we lost him last time. He’s adding solid defending and positional sense to his game. Got to give credit where it’s due to Mourinho, despite all the rumours in the press it seems like he’s been handled well.
    Think we will be better with Bailly and Smalling as our first choices, Lindeloff really is poor.
     
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    mugrathsipan Twat with a mug

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    Its that spine we miss - years and years of a solid defence and central midfield - we need to keep winning and get a scalp of a decent side under the belt as soon as possible. Hopefully we can plant a few in against Wolves - its been a long time since we hammered anyone
     
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  7. gasman

    gasman Mr Whippy

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    We need a decent leader, Smalling isn’t it and it doesn’t look like Pogba wants it, although his form last couple of games is a boost. Mourinho was well within his rights to be disappointed in Ed’s “work” in the transfer window, although we look to have bridged the gap at fullback. If we had come out of the window with a top CB we would have a good spine. De Gea, Pogba, Lukaku.
    The players we have at our disposal are good enough, we’ve better depth and quality than Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs in almost every department, only City boast a better squad.
    Woodward has fucked Jose over this summer imo, although he has had two attempts at getting us a decent CB and unless Bailley proves his early promise then he’s failed twice.
     
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