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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 20 Aug 19 7.43am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

This may prove to be a controversial view , but here goes... is Luka undroppable?
Yes hes our captain, top scorer for the last two seasons and has just been awarded a 4 year deal.
However, in my view he has not played well for a while and I cant see exactly what he does during the course of a game.
Hes one paced, gives away needless fouls in dangerous areas, is often sloppy in possession and seems to lack energy in the midfield area..
He has a strong character and does not lack effort (or penalty taking skills) but is that enough?

Last season he covered more ground than anyone else in the team and (almost) even the PL overall. I think we sometimes don't notice how much he actually does because he's a no nonsense player. [Link]


You can't just ignore how important his penalties are to the team either, given he was our leading goalscorer last season. Him and McArthur play a big role in our defensive solidity and he is also capable of picking a pass further up the field as well having a good shot on him. On the downside I agree that we need someone else on set-pieces and he does also given the ball away perhaps a little too often. Overall though he would be one the first names on the sheet for me. The bigger issue, I think, is Meyer, who I really want to work out for us as I think there's a very talented player in there, but I just don't see how he fits in with us as it stands. Get Wilf back on the wing and get Camarasa in to be our playmaker.

 

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Originally posted by ARGILE OLD GEEZER


how can you be happy with PVA, yes i know we don't have anyone else to play LB, but we should have.

Because I have to be happy with it as they are our only players available.

 

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Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Last season he covered more ground than anyone else in the team and (almost) even the PL overall. I think we sometimes don't notice how much he actually does because he's a no nonsense player. [Link]


You can't just ignore how important his penalties are to the team either, given he was our leading goalscorer last season. Him and McArthur play a big role in our defensive solidity and he is also capable of picking a pass further up the field as well having a good shot on him. On the downside I agree that we need someone else on set-pieces and he does also given the ball away perhaps a little too often. Overall though he would be one the first names on the sheet for me. The bigger issue, I think, is Meyer, who I really want to work out for us as I think there's a very talented player in there, but I just don't see how he fits in with us as it stands. Get Wilf back on the wing and get Camarasa in to be our playmaker.

This is one of our main issues at the moment and it is knocking the whole balance of the side off tilt. We all wanted it to work but with the current players and style of play then I see no place as a regular starter for him. I feel sorry for him stuck in this situation as it is not his fault but he shouldnt be starting games on the left wing and the way Roy plays there is no place for him in the middle.

 

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