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Offline sadnesstan

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4300 on: Friday 23 October 2020, 11:00:54 AM »
I just find it ironic that one of the reasons he found himself in such a prominent position in the team was because he called out bullshit but now needs to toe the party line whilst in that prominent position.

I imagine that's what makes it grate on people more than when the likes of Shelvey trots out his nonsense, which everyone has pretty much come to expect.

Maybe he's smarter than the average footballer. Maybe he sussed that certain behaviour would be appreciated by Rafa.

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« Reply #4301 on: Friday 23 October 2020, 11:16:53 AM »
I just find it ironic that one of the reasons he found himself in such a prominent position in the team was because he called out bullshit but now needs to toe the party line whilst in that prominent position.

I imagine that's what makes it grate on people more than when the likes of Shelvey trots out his nonsense, which everyone has pretty much come to expect.

Maybe he's smarter than the average footballer. Maybe he sussed that certain behaviour would be appreciated by Rafa.

No argument. He's not stupid and it's obviously based on a certain amount of self-preserveration. Doesn't make the change in tune any any less irksome for me personally, though.

Even ignoring whether it's just Lascelles being savvy, I just find it yet another indictment on the club's management structure. Under Rafa the players, whatever their role or age, were free to speak their mind, show and build on their leadership. Under Bruce they're just an extension of him; a mouthpiece for the bare minimum mediocrity the club embodies.

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4302 on: Friday 23 October 2020, 01:04:21 PM »
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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4303 on: Sunday 1 November 2020, 04:45:37 PM »
Excellent today, a captain's performance.

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4304 on: Tuesday 22 December 2020, 10:00:39 PM »
As Club Captain he needs to step up now and explain the reasons for his absence.
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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4305 on: Tuesday 22 December 2020, 10:01:42 PM »
He has he's confirmed he's had Covid

Offline sh74

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4306 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 12:03:42 PM »
He’s just said in a chronicle interview “when you go and try and win the game against those sorts of teams,that’s when they can hurt you”.  :idiot2:

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« Reply #4307 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 12:28:11 PM »
He's close. When you go and try to win [against any team] without a tactical plan as to how to do so, that's when they can hurt you.

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« Reply #4308 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 01:22:25 PM »
Am I being too harsh on him for the second goal? I know Krafth had been caught up field but I thought he was skinned far too easily. Was Steven Taylor-esque to me.
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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4309 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 02:04:44 PM »
I can't judge him negatively in this shambles of a club.  He's no where's near elite but he is a top half PL quality CB.

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« Reply #4310 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 02:07:20 PM »
there is no ruthlessness (is that a word) in our team.  Each time a team breaks on us, instead of just taking out the man say 35 yards from goal, we just jockey and backtrack all the way into our box and they then invariably score.   Just obstruct, tackle at 35 yards out, take the yellow and regroup.

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4311 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 02:08:39 PM »
Nobby had the best cynical fouls in the game.  :aww:

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4312 on: Tuesday 19 January 2021, 02:55:56 PM »
there is no ruthlessness (is that a word) in our team.  Each time a team breaks on us, instead of just taking out the man say 35 yards from goal, we just jockey and backtrack all the way into our box and they then invariably score.   Just obstruct, tackle at 35 yards out, take the yellow and regroup.


That’s a good point the likes of Liverpool and Especially Manchester City love a tactical foul, really annoying when they do that after you finally get a chance to get forward.

Offline Abra Dubravka

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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4313 on: Today at 02:21:41 AM »
It's a shambles. Made a point of highlighting Tiote's stats vs Hendrick last week. You have the impression Tiote went around chasing and kicking people, but a by product of that was he could get on the ball, and pass. Generally make it hard for opposition to play through our midfield. Tiote/Cabaye and Kante at Leicester was a perfect example, he gave the whole side energy. Roy Keane, Patrick Veira, Steffan Effenburg, Gattuso  :angel:

There is no energy within whatever XI Stinkbum Steve decides to field. Energy in transition going forward, or energy in defensive transition. A part of defensive transition is tactical fouling.

We have no strong personalities, or individual leaders in our team any more. Not a single arsehole... A player that'll do anything it takes to win that little battle by not letting your midfielder run past you, or win that tackle etc. A player that'll make a that tactical foul, bollocks people and make them switch on just to win the next 10mins.  Andy Carroll is the closest, but he can't actually play PL football any more, and even this season it's visible from his appearances he's not leading or rallying anyone.


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Re: Jamaal Lascelles
« Reply #4314 on: Today at 10:43:12 AM »
It's a shambles. Made a point of highlighting Tiote's stats vs Hendrick last week. You have the impression Tiote went around chasing and kicking people, but a by product of that was he could get on the ball, and pass. Generally make it hard for opposition to play through our midfield. Tiote/Cabaye and Kante at Leicester was a perfect example, he gave the whole side energy. Roy Keane, Patrick Veira, Steffan Effenburg, Gattuso  :angel:

There is no energy within whatever XI Stinkbum Steve decides to field. Energy in transition going forward, or energy in defensive transition. A part of defensive transition is tactical fouling.

We have no strong personalities, or individual leaders in our team any more. Not a single arsehole... A player that'll do anything it takes to win that little battle by not letting your midfielder run past you, or win that tackle etc. A player that'll make a that tactical foul, bollocks people and make them switch on just to win the next 10mins.  Andy Carroll is the closest, but he can't actually play PL football any more, and even this season it's visible from his appearances he's not leading or rallying anyone.

This is absolutely spot on. I'm not going to judge any of our centre backs (even though I think they have again been consistently reliable this season) when they have the likes of Shelvey leaving them massively exposed every week.