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View Zaha127's Profile Zaha127 Flag 25 Mar 23 10.44am Send a Private Message to Zaha127 Add Zaha127 as a friend

Ever since AWB left for United the right back spot has never been the same. Do you think someone like Richards could do well at RB? Ferguson was supposed to be the successor can play CB and LB/RB but unfortunately he has been injured far too many times.

There were rumours about Spence he would have been a great addition. If Spurs sell him in the summer (they signed Porro from Sporting who will be 1st choice for them) he would help in terms of creating more chances, assists etc..

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Mar 23 12.58pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Ward was always one of my favourite players but clearly has issues with pace, which is understandable. Clyne has the odd decent game - both can be rated as perhaps fair or adequate but by no means good. Richards may not be a natural Right Back but if he can defend and has more pace than the other two (which I suspect he has) then why not? He needs to be tried there - although I do believe he has played Right Back at several times in his career. He's likely to be better than the other two.

 


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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 25 Mar 23 1.09pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

If I remember correctly Richardís came on to cover at left back in the Brentford match recently and that didnít go so well with the last minute equaliser as he wasnít tight enough on the player that crossed it? I think Ward and Clyne both suffer with Olise playing on the right and his defensive duties arenít good enough. Thatís what needs working on if he is to make the starting 11 under Hodgson in my opinion? Richardís would be better playing as a 3rd centre back with two wingbacks but that means changing our formation which I donít see Hodgson doing?

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 25 Mar 23 1.15pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Hoping Richards is through his injury issues.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Mar 23 1.23pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

We have Ferguson anyway so we're cool at right back.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 25 Mar 23 1.51pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

We have Ferguson anyway so we're cool at right back.

Did you type that with a straight face?

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 25 Mar 23 1.55pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Iíd play CR at Left and Right back at the same time. Our current full backs have got to be the worst in the league.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 25 Mar 23 2.44pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

I haven't seen anything to suggest that he is especially useful going forwards, but Richards (not unlike Ferguson) was touted as being able to play across the back four when we signed him, so should certainly be at least an option for the right back position.

His obvious role right now is as cover for Anderson and Guehi, but if he can stay fit and get a run of impressive performances under his belt in any position then he will be harder to drop. I can imagine him stepping in for five or ten games at centre back, and then seeing Clyne or Ward dropped and Richards moved to right back once the first choice centre backs return, but only if he does well enough.

Right now, I haven't seen anything that places Richards ahead of Clyne or Ward if all three are available. I think it's easy to forget that churning out 6/10 performances at right back in the Premier league every week is a very difficult thing to do. Replacing the veterans will not be as easy as some suggest, and upgrading on them is tough.

Spence is an interesting one, but let's remember that he is completely unproven at premier league level, and only really has one good championship season behind him, and that was a surprise to his parent club who, having seen him up close for a fair while were happy to loan him to a rival.

Ultimately, as has been the case for years now, an upgrade at right back would be nice, but nowhere near as important as in other positions.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Mar 23 2.47pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Did you type that with a straight face?

I know - he often played Centre back too.

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 25 Mar 23 3.58pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Zaha127

Ever since AWB left for United the right back spot has never been the same. Do you think someone like Richards could do well at RB? Ferguson was supposed to be the successor can play CB and LB/RB but unfortunately he has been injured far too many times.

There were rumours about Spence he would have been a great addition. If Spurs sell him in the summer (they signed Porro from Sporting who will be 1st choice for them) he would help in terms of creating more chances, assists etc..

Richards has played FB in the Bundeslige, so canít be that bad. I believe he is a very good player and do not understand playing Tomkins ahead of him. When he had a run of games, was Playerof the month ( I know, not that difficult this season )

 

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View CT Charlie's Profile CT Charlie Flag 25 Mar 23 4.23pm Send a Private Message to CT Charlie Add CT Charlie as a friend

Player of the Month when he finally played regularly, and this is even a question???

 

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Online Flag In a pub 25 Mar 23 4.51pm Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

I would be playing Richards in the middle with Guehi and Andersen at RB if I wanted to play all three .

 

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