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Offline HaydnNUFC

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2450 on: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 07:57:25 pm »
I like the system. When all are fit we could see Lejeune for Clark, Lascelles will no doubt replace Schar and we can rotate the midfield depending on the opposition.

:thup: Gives us a solid defensive base with opportunities to counter attack, and gives us an advantage on set pieces with those CBs on the pitch. An extra bit of creativity and a more clinical striker and we're cooking on gas.
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« Reply #2451 on: Thursday 29 November 2018, 09:26:39 am »
He needs to add goals to be worth his spot, he works hard and can put in a decent cross, but his lack of pace restricts his threat out wide. If he was banging a few in regularly you could overlook it.

With Atsu and Murphy the only people banging on the door I don't think he has to many worries.

Offline The College Dropout

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« Reply #2452 on: Thursday 29 November 2018, 09:52:54 am »
I like the system. When all are fit we could see Lejeune for Clark, Lascelles will no doubt replace Schar and we can rotate the midfield depending on the opposition.

Clark on the left of that three is better suited imo. Dummett too. Need a bit more pace on the sides of a back 3 imo and a left-footer is a big help. Never liked Lejeune on the turn.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #2453 on: Friday 30 November 2018, 12:57:20 am »
Clark or Dummett as starting CB's with the choices we have  :anguish:

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« Reply #2454 on: Friday 30 November 2018, 02:41:45 pm »
He needs to add goals to be worth his spot, he works hard and can put in a decent cross, but his lack of pace restricts his threat out wide. If he was banging a few in regularly you could overlook it.

With Atsu and Murphy the only people banging on the door I don't think he has to many worries.

I should have added long term to that tbf, he's obviously worth his spot right now, but he does need to be contributing more goals. I know Murphy is a let down whenever he plays, but there is a player in there potentially. Perhaps he might grow into one. Or alternatively grow a pair and start having a go.

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« Reply #2455 on: Friday 30 November 2018, 04:01:29 pm »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

Offline AsprillasShinPad

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« Reply #2456 on: Friday 30 November 2018, 06:38:01 pm »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

Dummett's been good for us.  As long as we use him as a full back and not a wing back, he's fine.  We might as well forget about wing play anyway because our wingers are awful.

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« Reply #2457 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 07:18:42 am »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

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« Reply #2458 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 11:08:52 am »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

Dummett's been good for us.  As long as we use him as a full back and not a wing back, he's fine.  We might as well forget about wing play anyway because our wingers are awful.

At defending Dummett is ok but the modern day full back (especially in the premier league) requires far more going forward and unfortunately he is badly lacking in this area.

Offline AsprillasShinPad

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« Reply #2459 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 02:37:49 pm »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

Dummett's been good for us.  As long as we use him as a full back and not a wing back, he's fine.  We might as well forget about wing play anyway because our wingers are awful.

At defending Dummett is ok but the modern day full back (especially in the premier league) requires far more going forward and unfortunately he is badly lacking in this area.

Which is great, but we haven't got any modern day full backs in the squad. We also haven't any AMs or a 10 who are PL standard, wingers who can beat a man and we only have one striker of PL standard. It would be a mistake to spend transfer funds on a LB when we are totally inadequate in at least 4 positions. At least Dummett does the basics of his position, which is more than can be said of others.

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2460 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 02:47:14 pm »
Whatever formation that removes the need to play Dummett is good for me, like. Was impressed that we looked like a footballing side on Monday and had players that were not s*** scared of the ball.

Ritchie is an intelligent player, and it that regard I think he’s a better fit for LWB role in a defensive 5 given the other options we have.

Think we’d be far better off with a decent number 10 in that system too.

Dummett's been good for us.  As long as we use him as a full back and not a wing back, he's fine.  We might as well forget about wing play anyway because our wingers are awful.

At defending Dummett is ok but the modern day full back (especially in the premier league) requires far more going forward and unfortunately he is badly lacking in this area.

Which is great, but we haven't got any modern day full backs in the squad. We also haven't any AMs or a 10 who are PL standard, wingers who can beat a man and we only have one striker of PL standard. It would be a mistake to spend transfer funds on a LB when we are totally inadequate in at least 4 positions. At least Dummett does the basics of his position, which is more than can be said of others.

I would say left back is a very key role mind especially in modern football - I agree we do need all those positions filled still doesn't take away the fact that Dummett should be replaced as soon as possible also.

Offline joeyt

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2461 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 08:04:43 pm »
Suspended for the Everton game

Offline Infinitely Content

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« Reply #2462 on: Saturday 1 December 2018, 09:58:06 pm »
Suspended for the Everton game

Atsu to start I imagine.

Glad it's not at home, the fans would be licking their lips at the prospect of jeers & moans.

Offline r0cafella

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« Reply #2463 on: Sunday 2 December 2018, 02:45:05 am »
Honest steady player but like most of our lot has limitations which render him one dimensional.
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« Reply #2464 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 07:34:34 pm »
Great today, absolute star. Final product was just sublime.
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Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2465 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 07:35:26 pm »
This crossing it almost everytime thing needs to stop, most of them get blocked.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #2466 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 07:49:27 pm »
He’s very easy to defend against.
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Offline thomas

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2467 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 07:51:47 pm »
not a lwb that's for goddamn sure

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2468 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 07:57:11 pm »
He's f***ing w***
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Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #2469 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 10:31:15 pm »
He's got a good cross on him but so do all wingers. His ratio of good crosses to bad crosses has just got worse and worse. He's probably the first position I'd be looking to replace in the starting 11 to be honest.

Offline Lush Vlad

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2470 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 11:05:39 pm »
Didn’t agree with him coming straight back in the side. But Rafa obviously trusts him and likes his graft.

He’s just one of many ‘nothing’ players that we have. If we stay up, it will be through hard work, grinding games out and probably relying on teams being worse than us. Such a lack of quality all round.

Offline adamjk007

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2471 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 01:03:54 pm »
Anyone hear him shout to the East stand yesterday "shut up you f***ing bellends" after the crowd groaned because he passed backwards. Sky picked it up and apologised for the language.

Offline Away Day Gadgie

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« Reply #2472 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 01:13:58 pm »
Anyone hear him shout to the East stand yesterday "shut up you f***ing bellends" after the crowd groaned because he passed backwards. Sky picked it up and apologised for the language.

 :lol:

To be fair i think exactly the same thing when that happens.  It’s one of the most irritating things about our home support.
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Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #2473 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 01:15:04 pm »
Being angry is what he's best at, after all.

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Re: Matt Ritchie
« Reply #2474 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 01:17:11 pm »
Anyone hear him shout to the East stand yesterday "shut up you f***ing bellends" after the crowd groaned because he passed backwards. Sky picked it up and apologised for the language.

 :lol:

To be fair i think exactly the same thing when that happens.  It’s one of the most irritating things about our home support.

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