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How was the game SB? Enjoyable I hope? I watched MOTD and caught some other highlights o...
How was the game SB? Enjoyable I hope?
I watched MOTD and caught some other highlights online, we seemed to completely dominate the first half, apparently 85% of play had been in the Swansea half by half time.
I have criticised AVB's persistence with Gallas in the past as I'd rather we bring Caulker on and give Daws a starting role, but from what I saw, I was proved wrong, he looked quality, making the right decisions at the right time. Winning the ball on the half way line or in the Swans half, the intervention he made against Michu was top class IMO.
Someone suggested we play Dembele further forward, IMO that would be well worth a try, he is so comfortable on the ball and able to breeze past players with ease, I'd like to see him given a 'in the hole'.
I was delighted to Parker come on, hopefully his recovery will see less and less reliance on Hudds, who must be 4-5 choice CM? Hopefully! Not meaning to deride the guy, but he's just not one of my fave's.
On another day Defoe could have got 2 at least, Ade seemed a little quiet, lets hope the limp he was carrying isn't serious.
What do others think about giving Townsend and some of the other younger players more opportunities? he looked good yesterday and as opposed to playing Dempsey wide left, it might make more sense to let Townsend have a run?
What happened at the end? from the highlights I saw the game seemed to be being played in the right spirit. Sandro's early challenge was hard but fair and IMO great to see (from our perspective), but when Michu went down under Lloris' challenge everything seemed to get a little sour, what was Livermore doing on the pitch? and why didn't AVB/SF stop him? Not good!
I am a little worried by the number of chances we made with no end result, Defoe and Ade didn't seem to be in full swing, so maybe that explains it, but on another day against another team, we could have been made to regret those missed opportunities!
Another striker in Jan or not?
Should another CM be the priority? Moutinho maybe?
IMO we need a leader, Daws maybe the man for the job, but if he's only playing 1 in 3 games, we need another leader.
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it was enjoyable. typical performance under avb thou. never really looked like scoring. in...
it was enjoyable. typical performance under avb thou.
never really looked like scoring. in control of the game but relying on a goal out of the blue like we got.
the scary thing, avb has run out of ideas & its not even xmas yet!
he just cant get us playing fluent good attacking football.