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We will never be able to defend under DM and Jones
#1
Just putting that out there... 

It might not matter but fecking hell so the basics right.
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#2
Not with Dawson and Bartley starting
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#3
The inability to get the basics right is what annoys me most.
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#4
Not overly fussed about the defending tonight, it was the lack of a midfield option in front of them.

We did most of the defensive basics right, we just didn’t have anyone to play the ball out to and that caused us loads of problems.

Brunt and Livermore are not good enough. At home we can just about get away with it as teams will sit back and give us space. Away from home, Blues showed that if we’re pressed we won’t compete.
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(09-14-2018, 08:40 PM)Derek Hardballs Wrote: Just putting that out there... 

It might not matter but fecking hell so the basics right.
It's not just the defending.  The midfield is a shambles, so the whole shape is fucked.  Any fucker can see it.
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(09-14-2018, 08:42 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote: Not overly fussed about the defending tonight, it was the lack of a midfield option in front of them.

We did most of the defensive basics right, we just didn’t have anyone to play the ball out to and that caused us loads of problems.

Brunt and Livermore are not good enough. At home we can just about get away with it as teams will sit back and give us space. Away from home, Blues showed that if we’re pressed we won’t compete.

We don’t defend as a team that is basic defending.
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(09-14-2018, 08:44 PM)Derek Hardballs Wrote:
(09-14-2018, 08:42 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote: Not overly fussed about the defending tonight, it was the lack of a midfield option in front of them.

We did most of the defensive basics right, we just didn’t have anyone to play the ball out to and that caused us loads of problems.

Brunt and Livermore are not good enough. At home we can just about get away with it as teams will sit back and give us space. Away from home, Blues showed that if we’re pressed we won’t compete.

We don’t defend as a team that is basic defending.

Yes.  There is no shape or cohesion throughout; the midfield is a weak link.
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#8
Sadly, I think three centre backs poncing about is the new thing. It can work if you have the best quality players, although even Man City have looked wobbly at times. When you recall how solid Dawson and Hegazi looked at the end of last season, you have to wonder whether it needed changing.

Mick McCarthy was on Talksport commentary. He was very scathing about Bartley out on the left, being skinned on a regular basis in the first half. You need the players for the system - or you have to choose a system that suits the players.
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(09-14-2018, 08:44 PM)Derek Hardballs Wrote:
(09-14-2018, 08:42 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote: Not overly fussed about the defending tonight, it was the lack of a midfield option in front of them.

We did most of the defensive basics right, we just didn’t have anyone to play the ball out to and that caused us loads of problems.

Brunt and Livermore are not good enough. At home we can just about get away with it as teams will sit back and give us space. Away from home, Blues showed that if we’re pressed we won’t compete.

We don’t defend as a team that is basic defending.

Yes, I don’t disagree Derek, but basic defending was OK today. 

Our whole team shape didn’t work today. We didn’t do basic attacking, we didn’t do basic defending. You prefer to focus on defence, but ultimately game plan, cohesion, energy, composure were all lacking .
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(09-14-2018, 08:46 PM)Grrrr Wrote:
(09-14-2018, 08:44 PM)Derek Hardballs Wrote:
(09-14-2018, 08:42 PM)Sw4Baggie Wrote: Not overly fussed about the defending tonight, it was the lack of a midfield option in front of them.

We did most of the defensive basics right, we just didn’t have anyone to play the ball out to and that caused us loads of problems.

Brunt and Livermore are not good enough. At home we can just about get away with it as teams will sit back and give us space. Away from home, Blues showed that if we’re pressed we won’t compete.

We don’t defend as a team that is basic defending.

Yes.  There is no shape or cohesion throughout; the midfield is a weak link.

Not just about defending tonight, must have been frustrating to play up front too.
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