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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Nov 6, 2019.

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Which of these will happen first?

  1. Emery loses his job

    52.9%
  2. OnlyOne becomes a mod

    17.1%
  3. Hydro receives an *actual* death threat

    11.4%
  4. Makingtrax gives up on squad cost theory

    2.9%
  5. GDeep finally gets nicked

    7.1%
  6. Rich posts something positive

    8.6%
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  1. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    Wish we had Wilfred Ndidi. He bossed the midfield for Leicester. He's been one of the best tackling midfielders in the league since Idrissa Gueye for a few seasons now. Our midfield were too lighweight in a 2. We need some Physical, Atheletic, mobile midfielders in the January transfer window. If our midfield were more powerful, i'm convinced we could have got something against them.
     
  2. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Yeh we have technical ability in the midfield but it is wasted when you dont have someone who can do the dirty work as well as impose themself physically.

    Even city have Fernandinho. Hes not the strongest but he breaks up play wonderfully. We have no one like that, Torreira was doing that for a few months and then just became **** recently (as well as being played out of position).

    We have a bunch of technically proficient players who have a low IQ.
     
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  3. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    Leicester need to hope that they can keep Vardy fit, cos if they lose him for any lengthy time, they are in serious trouble. Probably could replace him with Ayoze, but I can't see him being as effective.
     
  4. The White Pelè

    The White Pelè Well-Known Member

    Expected a bad defeat, something like 4-0, but it didn't happened. We even played quite well for 60 minutes, but still an average performance overall. We are a middle table team by now.
     
  5. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Leicester have more goal scorers than us or United so this is relevant to each club and their respective striker..
     
  6. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    That's been the case since 2005. Between Wenger and Emery, for neither to have figured that out is bordering on negligence.
     
  7. Manberg

    Manberg Well-Known Member

    That -1 goal difference in the table to the right is pretty depressing viewing.
     
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  8. The White Pelè

    The White Pelè Well-Known Member

    Expected a bad defeat, something like 4-0, but it didn't happened. We even played quite well for 60 minutes, but still an average performance overall. We are a middle table team by now.
     
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  9. Make

    Make Member

    For me, it will be 2 weeks very long... I hope that the international break are positive for us
     
  10. bandaid

    bandaid Member

    so why did we let coquelin, elneny, ramsey go?
     
  11. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Stop bumping this thread like once every 18 hours FFS.
     
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted

    It’s hard to know whether or not we actually need a physical DM though seen as the one player we have that’s most comfortable there is continuously played out of position by Emery.
     
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  13. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    I got the feeling Emery either wants him to win the ball higher up the pitch, or he feels Torreira has the potential to be a more 'complete' midfielder.
     
  14. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted

    Don’t understand why he felt like he needs to play him as a complete midfielder when he’s had Özil on the bench the whole time.
     
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  15. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    I get that feeling too, but it’s not working. Torreira seems to play inside himself when he’s out of position.
     
  16. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    Im guessing he may have seen him potentially being the next verrati. I think the closest players we have to becoming complete midfielders are probably Willock and Guendouzi.
     
  17. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    In training I can imagine Torreira being everywhere and showing very good fitness levels, so I can see why Emery would have tried this. You are right though it doesn't seem to be working and he is not looking happy playing there.
     
  18. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted

    Feel confident in saying the only similarity to Verratti he has is their height. Also Emery was criticised for playing Verratti as an attacking midfielder at PSG.

    It’s just not his role, like you say Willock and Guendouzi are much better candidates for all round midfielders. Özil is clearly miles better creatively than our other midfielders, yet he chooses Torreira for that role.
     
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  19. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Torreira is advanced so he can lead the press. Nothing more to it.
     
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  20. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    There is no press.
     
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