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Offline Sima

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1700 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 09:44:21 AM »
Am I missing something?  I don’t think he was even that bad yesterday, they’re just a better team than us and he (alongside Diame was our best player) struggled to make an impact.  He was always trying something though.

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« Reply #1701 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 09:52:20 AM »
Am I missing something?  I don’t think he was even that bad yesterday, they’re just a better team than us and he (alongside Diame was our best player) struggled to make an impact.  He was always trying something though.

The whole team struggled, just take it on the chin and beat the teams around us, that’s our level in truth.

However I thought we had something after the last 2 games because we were so dominant that we could go to the likes of West Ham and win.In truth we are well behind teams in the top half.we conceded 2 defendable goals and didn’t get steamrollered, the only plus in truth.This defending at the far post leads to nearly all our goals conceded and needs sorting out.
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Offline morla84

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« Reply #1702 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 10:04:14 AM »
Shows how much work there is left to do on the squad that the same team was played yesterday despite the obvious fatigue of a number of players, and that putting Ritchie at right wing and bringing atsu on were the attacking changes to chase the game. We've got the bones of a half decent team, but need to upgrade a few first team positions and the back up. Only thing is £10m isn't enough to spend on attacking back up players these days, as Murphy and Muti shows. Not writing them off, but they mustn't have made enough of an impact to get in the team.

Offline alijmitchell

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« Reply #1703 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 10:26:20 AM »
His positioning movement and decision making was poor yesterday especially in the first half.

When West Ham has us under pressure trying to get the second goal they were pressing Schar and Lejeune and Longstaff which left responsibility to Hayden and Lascelles to get the ball out.

However on occasion when trying to regain control of the posession they needed a short option towards the edge of our third. Almiron was one second there, the next he was already bursting forward, forcing Hayden and Lascelles to make riskier more speculative passes. Ultimately that failure to end West Ham’s dominance was down to Almiron’s decision making which in turn indirectly led to the second goal.

I’m sure he’ll improve this under Rafa’s tutelage, but if he doesn’t there is going to be a problem.

What the f*** is this utter s****.

Goal 1 - poor marking
Goal 2 - central defender making a sliding challenge in the box

Aye okay, Almiron's fault

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1704 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 01:25:45 PM »
His positioning movement and decision making was poor yesterday especially in the first half.

When West Ham has us under pressure trying to get the second goal they were pressing Schar and Lejeune and Longstaff which left responsibility to Hayden and Lascelles to get the ball out.

However on occasion when trying to regain control of the posession they needed a short option towards the edge of our third. Almiron was one second there, the next he was already bursting forward, forcing Hayden and Lascelles to make riskier more speculative passes. Ultimately that failure to end West Ham’s dominance was down to Almiron’s decision making which in turn indirectly led to the second goal.

I’m sure he’ll improve this under Rafa’s tutelage, but if he doesn’t there is going to be a problem.

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Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1705 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 01:32:45 PM »
Think he will benefit from not having Ritchie behind him.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1706 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 06:50:29 PM »
Think he will benefit from not having Ritchie behind him.

aye gonna be great with dummet's wand of a left foot behind him.
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Offline magorific

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1707 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 07:39:23 PM »
His positioning movement and decision making was poor yesterday especially in the first half.

When West Ham has us under pressure trying to get the second goal they were pressing Schar and Lejeune and Longstaff which left responsibility to Hayden and Lascelles to get the ball out.

However on occasion when trying to regain control of the posession they needed a short option towards the edge of our third. Almiron was one second there, the next he was already bursting forward, forcing Hayden and Lascelles to make riskier more speculative passes. Ultimately that failure to end West Ham’s dominance was down to Almiron’s decision making which in turn indirectly led to the second goal.

I’m sure he’ll improve this under Rafa’s tutelage, but if he doesn’t there is going to be a problem.

Is "bore off" still a thing?

Offline Shelvey's Hair

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1708 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 12:56:53 AM »
Seems to get ignored a lot when wanting the return pass, saw Ritchie a few times check his run and then pass it backwards.

Offline covmag

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« Reply #1709 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 07:20:22 AM »
Seems to get ignored a lot when wanting the return pass, saw Ritchie a few times check his run and then pass it backwards.

Not noticed it tbf, however it’s been mentioned in all his games so it seems a Ritchie problem.Difficult to sort as it seems a habit Ritchie has got into rather than malice.
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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1710 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 08:35:12 AM »
Since when has a post from James justified a page full of serious responses

Offline steve_69

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1711 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 09:08:38 AM »
Seems to get ignored a lot when wanting the return pass, saw Ritchie a few times check his run and then pass it backwards.

The thing is he wants the ball all the time, which in itself is a great thing but other players have to exercise their better judgement if they don't feel it's right to pass to him in certain situations. If Almiron got the ball every time he wanted the ball he'd have 1000 touches every match.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1712 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 09:11:16 AM »
He has literally played 4 games after coming from a much weaker league, he will need time to adapt and get used to this league but he is a much better option than anyone else in our team, no need to pass judgments on him now, keep it till next season.

Online Tyne81

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1713 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 09:25:18 AM »
Thought the service to him was poor and he really didn't have much to work with. He'll do well for us and will only get better.

Offline jackyboy

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« Reply #1714 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 09:31:16 AM »
His thinking seems really quick and he's 5 seconds ahead of Perez.  That miss by Perez early in the second half against West Ham just sums him up. Give him time to think and he's stuffed.  I would like to see Almirion playing as a number 10 off Rondon with an extra attacking midfield player for support.
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Offline steve_69

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« Reply #1715 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 10:04:51 AM »
Although he's been utter s**** this season I actually think Kenedy at left wing back rather than Ritchie would benefit Almiron - Ritchie's instinct is to go down the line and cross the ball in. If you watch the games again, the times when Ritchie ignores Almiron are when he's asking for the ball down the line, where Ritchie himself wants to end up. Kenedy is more comfortable coming inside onto his 'weaker' foot and makes less linear, formulaic runs, so that flexibility of movement would probably see Almiron getting the ball more.
Having said all that, Rafa might want Ritchie to make those down the lines runs, in which case Almiron needs to find space elsewhere which will come in time.
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Offline Hughesy

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1716 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Thought he was absolutely fine on Saturday.  Slightly bemused as to why people would be in any way concerned by his performance.

Offline Sean

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« Reply #1717 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 12:37:29 PM »
Thought he was absolutely fine on Saturday.  Slightly bemused as to why people would be in any way concerned by his performance.

Same, he was fine. Gonna be absolutely cringeworthy seeing some of the overreactions if he actually does have a bad game.
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Offline sadnesstan

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1718 on: Monday 4 March 2019, 12:39:49 PM »
Thought he was absolutely fine on Saturday.  Slightly bemused as to why people would be in any way concerned by his performance.

Same, he was fine. Gonna be absolutely cringeworthy seeing some of the overreactions if he actually does have a bad game.

I wouldn't worry too much, these people aren't very imaginative, they'll probably repeat the same s*** again.

Offline La Parka

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1719 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 04:59:17 PM »
How was he?

Offline sbnufc

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« Reply #1720 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 05:03:22 PM »
How was he?
quiet first half, great 2nd/ Like most of the team tbf

Offline Aiston

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« Reply #1721 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 05:22:05 PM »
Put two or three very good crosses in during the first half still despite being quiet, just no one made the run or both players in the box made the same run/ dropped back.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1722 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 05:27:30 PM »
Never stops running which is nice to see. Carries the ball well but sometimes forgets he's not still up against MLS defenders when he attempts to cut back or dribble past too slowly.

Wicked shot that Pickford could only put on a platter for Ayoze though :lol: Can't wait for the scenes when one of his goes in.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1723 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 07:22:57 PM »
I was thinking he might need taking off, urgently, then he hit that shot which led to the equaliser and all of a sudden he was quality. The key was taking Ritchie away from him. I wonder if it's time to try Paully D in the Ritchie role. The latter was rubbish today.

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Re: Miguel Almirón
« Reply #1724 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:01:41 PM »
Doesn't shy off from a tackle  :thup: