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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 05 Sep 22 2.05pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

I expect Vieira to go 4-3-3. I also think that Ayew will play; where, though, will be intriguing. He, along with Doucoure were IMHO the two best outfield players on Saturday and once Ayew switched to a CM role when the substitutions were made (allowing Olise to play on the wing) we looked more solid and balanced.

I sense that Vieira fully recognizes the limitations in our current midfield set-up and may be looking to move Ayew into a CM role on a more regular basis. That, of course, would require the dropping of either Eze or Schlupp to the bench. Given that Schlupp stayed on and Eze came off Saturday, we could well see Eze starting on the bench. That would be quite a controversial move. However, it's clear we need someone in midfield who will put their foot in and graft and if Vieira has doubts about Hughes and Luka then Ayew does make some sense until McArthur is match fit again (if he ever will be).

One further advantage of moving Ayew into midfield is that Viera will be able to use Ebiowei off the bench to replace Olise for the final 20 minutes or so, thereby providing us with another tricky winger who could cause tiring defenders a headache.

If I'm right, it will be interesting to see how things develop.

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 05 Sep 22 2.29pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

I expect Vieira to go 4-3-3. I also think that Ayew will play; where, though, will be intriguing. He, along with Doucoure were IMHO the two best outfield players on Saturday and once Ayew switched to a CM role when the substitutions were made (allowing Olise to play on the wing) we looked more solid and balanced.

I sense that Vieira fully recognizes the limitations in our current midfield set-up and may be looking to move Ayew into a CM role on a more regular basis. That, of course, would require the dropping of either Eze or Schlupp to the bench. Given that Schlupp stayed on and Eze came off Saturday, we could well see Eze starting on the bench. That would be quite a controversial move. However, it's clear we need someone in midfield who will put their foot in and graft and if Vieira has doubts about Hughes and Luka then Ayew does make some sense until McArthur is match fit again (if he ever will be).

One further advantage of moving Ayew into midfield is that Viera will be able to use Ebiowei off the bench to replace Olise for the final 20 minutes or so, thereby providing us with another tricky winger who could cause tiring defenders a headache.

If I'm right, it will be interesting to see how things develop.

Picking Ayew for the Number 10 role over Eze, is like picking Danny Dyer over Sean Connery for James Bond

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 05 Sep 22 3.59pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Picking Ayew for the Number 10 role over Eze, is like picking Danny Dyer over Sean Connery for James Bond


Firstly, I haven't actually said which midfield role Ayew might play. I can well see him in a no 8 role with Doucoure as the pivot in front of the back four. Whether Vieira then goes for a no 10 or a second 8 who knows. All I'm saying is Vieira seems to recognize we need someone in midfield further forward than Doucoure who can do the hard graft that Eze doesn't do and Schlupp goes AWOL from quite often (or so it seems to me).

Secondly, do you have anything to contribute to this debate other than trying to make a clever quip and can you do so without being rude and putting people down?

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 05 Sep 22 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Firstly, I haven't actually said which midfield role Ayew might play. I can well see him in a no 8 role with Doucoure as the pivot in front of the back four. Whether Vieira then goes for a no 10 or a second 8 who knows. All I'm saying is Vieira seems to recognize we need someone in midfield further forward than Doucoure who can do the hard graft that Eze doesn't do and Schlupp goes AWOL from quite often (or so it seems to me).

Secondly, do you have anything to contribute to this debate other than trying to make a clever quip and can you do so without being rude and putting people down?

Oh dear, it's about getting the best players in the best position so you can attack and defend

 


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Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Oh dear, it's about getting the best players in the best position so you can attack and defend

Perhaps this is why PV picks Ayew

 

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