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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 02 Aug 21 8.43am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

Iím encouraged by our new approach in terms of recruitment and more purposeful tactical system.
However, there is a nagging doubt that we could be like the Fulham of last season.
They played neat football and were pleasing on the eye, but were unable to close out results. More experienced teams exploited their weaknesses and to a degree Fulham flattered to deceive.
Thereís always the possibility we could be like Leicester who manage to play with one holding midfield player in Nídidi (as we seem to be attempting to do) .
We donít have an aggressive, dominant and energetic player like Nídidi though and I see a risk in asking Jairo or Luka to perform a similar function.
Opposing teams could find it very easy to get at our back four and we could be vulnerable to counterattack with Mitchell pushing forward on the left.
In any event Iím looking forward to the new season and think weíll create more chances.

 

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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 02 Aug 21 8.51am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

The backline made some really silly mistakes in that last game against Reading and we were so lucky not to pay the price for them. Premier League teams wouldn't be so forgiving.

 

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Ward is not good enough, or is Tomkins in my opinion, only for cover, Clyne/Ferguson/New - Guehi - Anderson - Mitchell
Is a Good back four

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 02 Aug 21 9.14am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Ward is not good enough, or is Tomkins in my opinion, only for cover, Clyne/Ferguson/New - Guehi - Anderson - Mitchell
Is a Good back four

We will have to disagree apropos Ward and Clyne.
I would select Ward over Clyne whilst recognising that Ward has his shortcomings.

Edited by Willo (02 Aug 2021 9.14am)

 

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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 02 Aug 21 9.34am Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

The difference between us and Fulham is that we should have a good number of our experienced players to incorporate the new players. Fulham made what was it ?14 signings or something. Despite the long-overdue spending in this window, we will not reach that number but most importantly, our attacking players are better.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 02 Aug 21 9.36am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

To be honest, however it turns out, I donít care. Simply because Iím so glad weíre at least trying to move away from that turgid approach of the last few years. New manager, a major freshening up of the squad and at least it sounds like weíre going to attack and give teams problems.
If it all goes Pete Tong, I canít grumble, because itís the overhaul I wished for, if weíre going to be involved in the relegation battle or end up going down, letís at least go down attacking.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 02 Aug 21 9.39am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Swindy

The difference between us and Fulham is that we should have a good number of our experienced players to incorporate the new players. Fulham made what was it ?14 signings or something. Despite the long-overdue spending in this window, we will not reach that number but most importantly, our attacking players are better.

I think Fulham made 12 signing but only 1 was a striker.
They only scored 27 goals in the PL.

 

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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 02 Aug 21 9.42am Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

My previous comments apply then !!!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 02 Aug 21 9.54am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Swindy

My previous comments apply then !!!

Indeed.
Last season we scored more goals than Fulham,a total of 41, but conceded more goals than them.
Fulham signed 6 defenders and a goalkeeper.

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 02 Aug 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

We still have a good core of players to call upon that make up the spine of the team, which Fulham didnít have. I think there was one Fulham game where the entire team was made up of loanees and new signings which was incredible.

Which most probably nailed on their relegation.

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 02 Aug 21 11.01am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

Iím encouraged by our new approach in terms of recruitment and more purposeful tactical system.
However, there is a nagging doubt that we could be like the Fulham of last season.
They played neat football and were pleasing on the eye, but were unable to close out results. More experienced teams exploited their weaknesses and to a degree Fulham flattered to deceive.
Thereís always the possibility we could be like Leicester who manage to play with one holding midfield player in Nídidi (as we seem to be attempting to do) .
We donít have an aggressive, dominant and energetic player like Nídidi though and I see a risk in asking Jairo or Luka to perform a similar function.
Opposing teams could find it very easy to get at our back four and we could be vulnerable to counterattack with Mitchell pushing forward on the left.
In any event Iím looking forward to the new season and think weíll create more chances.

Certainly exciting times. I think we have too many experienced players to do a Fulham - the likes of Zaha, Benteke, McArthur, Schlupp, Luka, Kouyate, Ward, Guaita, Tompkins give us a solid core. The younger players like Mitchell, Gallagher, Riedewald & Andersen have all had a full season now so should be improving. My only concern is Vieira as he's an unknown Premier League manager, but I like what he's doing so far.

My thoughts are that we have a fantastic blend of youth and experience and this season needs to be treated as a transition year. I expect us to finish around 14th/15th, which in my opinion will be success, and hopefully the following season we can push for top 9. There's no reason why we shouldn't be on par with the likes of West Ham and Everton. The squad looks as healthy as it's ever been.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 02 Aug 21 11.21am Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Ward is not good enough, or is Tomkins in my opinion, only for cover, Clyne/Ferguson/New - Guehi - Anderson - Mitchell
Is a Good back four

How can you have an opinion on the merits of Ferguson, he has had a major injury and nobody has seen him play since. To say he is better than Ward is ridiculous.

 

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