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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by DanDare, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Mastadon

    Mastadon Well-Known Member

    Yet overall performances will surely be affected by errors in which you concede goals surely you must see Fabo`s logic in this? Terry is a great no nonsense defender who puts his body and head where it hurts which allowed Diaby his finest moment in an Arsenal shirt. I would f**king love it if we had a pure MOTD lionheart type in our team.
     
  2. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

    Although I'm not convinced by the long term validity of these results, there is actually some explanation for this. Djourou is more of stay-at-home defender who remains within the vicinity of the box (both vertically and, importantly, horizontally), while Koscielny and Squid stretch those parametres more. The problem with Squid staying back is that he's not great in the air/with balls played over the top. Plus, he's not great with the offsides trap.

    I beginning to think that if we get enough people back, that Wenger should at Song for CB and that's something I never really wanted to see.
     
  3. Bossa

    Bossa New Member

    In the EPL you need to have at least one starting CB who is big and strong. Two could also work out.

    If you play two rather ''small'' defenders who arent very physical than you will ALWAYS be in trouble.

    Look at the best centre backs in the league. They are all physical monsters. Its because 80% of all the EPL clubs have a big striker up front, and 80% of the teams like to play with high balls.
     
  4. There is light

    There is light New Member

    No i don't want song to start as a CB, let squid man continue but please no song, never.
     
  5. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy New Member Elite

    Kompany's probably been the best centre back in the league this season. Outstanding player.
     
  6. Spork

    Spork New Member

    I'm beginning to think that we should not be playing the offside trap, especially not with such a poor defense as we currently have, I see no reason why we should persist with something which most opposing teams at least acknowledge is a way to get past us.

    With any combination of TV, Djourou and Kos, I am sure it would or at least could work out, however more often than not an opposing attacker gets through our back line and at least causes a lot more trouble than should be caused.
     
  7. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

    It can help, but it's not necessary. I'd be very happy with a Kos/Vermaelen partnership.
     
  8. entropy13

    entropy13 New Member

    They would. Neither of them is named Ledley King or Johnathan Woodgate. :lol:
     
  9. Bossa

    Bossa New Member

    Thats a good partnership who could do well in Europe. But it will give us trouble against a lot of opposition in the EPL.

    Djourou is a must. TV is good in the air thanks to his leap.

    Sell Squillaci for Samba so that we have 2 bigs.

    1 big and three small CB's will give us trouble as soon as Djourou doesnt play.
     
  10. NasrisShoelace

    NasrisShoelace New Member

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    Koscienly would. Michael Dawson is their captain ffs, saws enough. Rubbish defender.
     
  11. ricky1985

    ricky1985 Active Member Elite

    :lol:

    Are Man United your second team, Bossa?
     
  12. Bossa

    Bossa New Member

    Gallas and Dawson are better, it hurts but its the truth.

    I wish we kept Gallas instead of signing Squillaci.
     
  13. Spork

    Spork New Member

    This is true, Gallas is better than Squill. Kos is good though. I'd take him over both of Gallas and that other bloke.

    This could just be the media blowing the incident up even more, however perhaps Nasri would not have been so good in the first half of the season if Willy was still in the team.
     
  14. dyeruz

    dyeruz New Member

    The galling thing is Kompany for available for a long time, probably Wenger didnt see him as "value" at £6 million, we paid £8 for Kos, but it's all relative I guess..excuse me while I throw up :)
     
  15. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

    Been closing your eyes when Koscielny jumps? Wouldn't necessarily be against Samba, but he's not as good as some seem to think he is. Still pretty young in CB-years though.
     
  16. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief


    I don't think you have seen enough of them together to make that statement.
     
  17. TheCMT

    TheCMT New Member

    Have you guys seen Capello Index its a player rating system which rates payers in terms of interception, passing tackles, foul committed, foul won etc. The Avarage rating till our Barca game for some defenders.

    61.889 - Kos
    61.557 - Dj
    61.3225 - Gallas
    57.342 - Dawson
    62.225 - Terry
    59.508 - Kompany
    62.365 - Vidic
     
  18. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Sickening if true. Wenger not being able to see the value of a player who is aclimatised to the PL as well as being able to play in midfield as well.

    What disturbs me most though, is the comments the boss made in midweek about "always knowing" Vermaelen would be out for the season. Shocking stuff knowing the need for reinforcement in January. A pity Im not a journalist.
     
  19. TheCMT

    TheCMT New Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.capelloindex.com/en/infopage.aspx?id=%28how_it_works%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.capelloindex.com/en/infopage ... t_works%29</a>

    I found it quite interesting
     
  20. TheCMT

    TheCMT New Member

    P.S: Don't Shoot the Messenger
     

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