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View PJEagle's Profile PJEagle Flag London 04 Apr 24 1.42pm Send a Private Message to PJEagle Add PJEagle as a friend

Originally posted by Houston Eagle

As a squad with limited CB options, why not switch to a back 4 for the last 10 minutes and add an extra player to midfield especially as Wharton had been taken off!

That seems the most flexible way to go and just maybe we would stopped the flow if pressure on our goal!

BTW our fitness, speed and passing accuracy is shockingly bad at the end of games!

I think Alan Shearer is about right in his MOTD comments, and crossed fingers won't get relegated. but we have a small squad, loads of injuries, some promising young players not ready for the PL, and the small matter of a Stand to build. And by all accounts a new manager who will want to bring in his own players.Quite a challenge

 

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Originally posted by Houston Eagle

As a squad with limited CB options, why not switch to a back 4 for the last 10 minutes and add an extra player to midfield especially as Wharton had been taken off!

That seems the most flexible way to go and just maybe we would stopped the flow if pressure on our goal!

BTW our fitness, speed and passing accuracy is shockingly bad at the end of games!

i agree with the switch to a back 4, however, the limited CB options are partly our own doing. We had 50k a week Tomkins on the bench who has played almost 400 games at CB and we had a very good up and coming CB who we allowed to move to Lyons for c850k (1m EUR). These decisions have come back to bite us.

 

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View Car54's Profile Car54 Flag Lower Upington 04 Apr 24 2.44pm Send a Private Message to Car54 Add Car54 as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

No, just not give the ball away 25 times a match ffs.


Yep, on the list

 


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View Car54's Profile Car54 Flag Lower Upington 04 Apr 24 2.46pm Send a Private Message to Car54 Add Car54 as a friend

Originally posted by rikz

Let's be honest, eze lacks in so many attributes, he's among the best player in the league when It comes to dribbling, maybe 2nd to only foden. When you look at other attributes, speed, acceleration, strength, work ethic, tackling, shooting, game management, passing, he scores pretty low. Tho he's still our most exciting player, take him out the team and we would be absolutely dire.

When you compare him to other players at the big clubs who play in a similar position, palmer, foden, silva, de bryne, maddison, jota, fernades, odegaard, he's not better than any of them so unless he wants to warm the bench, he should stay here.

I think you top the list

 


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Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

Giving the ball away that many times doesn't really need much context to be honest - there are no mitigating circumstances for being that wasteful, even if you factor in the creative burden etc.

For context, he received 56 passes against Bournemouth which was the most on our team (as you'd expect).

He attempted 58 passes of his own with a success rate of 70.4% - of the ten outfield starters, only Andersen and Mateta had a lower %.

He also attempted 7 take-ons, and was successful with 3 of them.

You can't lose the ball nearly 50% of the time you receive it, regardless of role or playing style.

 


There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 04 Apr 24 3.22pm Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by CT Charlie

What's the weather in PalaceLand today?

From 3000 miles away, the Forum suggests that many are living in a continuation of yesterday's dismal conditions at Kings Park. Yes, Ebs was off his game, but he did a fine job of finishing Ayew's useful cross if only JPP hadn't been a shoelace or so offside. And without Guehi, Doucoure and now Richards, our central defense will be hard pressed to stop any Premier League club.

Count our blessings that Henderson showed some promise, Andersen returned to form, our set piece play has improved, and Wharton & Munoz have notably elevated Palace's play from box to box.

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 04 Apr 24 3.53pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by palace99

we renewed injury prone and high earning Tomkins in the summer because we wanted cover at CB.

We then bought Holding a few weeks later - who is also regularly injured and on big wages.

The other night with 2 CBs injured we played a midfielder and a RB alongside Andersen.
We then bought on a young CM in the 2nd half who was completely lost.
Tomkins remained on the bench.

Is he now 7th choice CB?

What a joke

There was zero point resigning Tomkins. Its quite clear that he's not up to the pace of the game at this level.

 

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 04 Apr 24 7.05pm Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Eze has not got back to his best yet but he's still by far our most creative player until Olise is fit again. Despite some carelessness in possession he still does things that no other player on the pitch would even imagine. Because he doesn't complain I think sometimes people don't notice how much rough treatment he gets. Semenyo made a few attempts to step on his Achilles before succeeding the other night and other players were clearly tripping him and kicking him.

I still think the way he plays he would struggle at a big English club in which these days managers seem to look down on exuberance. It's like Grealish, a joy to watch at Villa but at City he has been forced to be a team player in a boring tappy tap system.

Some points I agree with there . Top level football seems to be all about keeping possession above anything else . The risk is taken out of the game which of course reduces individuality .
How many times do we see players passing the ball back instead of running at the opposition ? Re circulating the ball for another ten passes before it goes out for a throw

Its fecking Boring !

I watch football to see the Rogers ,the Taylor's , Lombardo's ,Bolaise and Zahas do their stuff . I'll watch it while we have the Olise's and the Eze's .Id even rather watch it in the lower leagues than sit through repetitive monotonous possession based football

If we ever become that Im gone

 


And we still need a striker

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