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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I just feel that we're short of goal scoring options with the current formation and that Cleverley's being played out of position. That being said, you're probably right about Gerrard.
    Hardly blessed with a load of quality strikers but playing Defoe as the only one is a little strange as he is hardly the sort of player you would imagine as a lone front man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I think Gerrard's having a really good game tonight tbh. Lamps at the point of triangle where he plays for Chelsea with Cleverly deeper would make a lot more sense to me too.
    Yeah, maybe I am being harsh on Cleverly, he just looks all at sea playing so far forward against a decent side with good technical ability. Given away too many cheap free kicks too in desperation after losing the ball. Having a mare tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I think Gerrard's having a really good game tonight tbh. Lamps at the point of triangle where he plays for Chelsea with Cleverly deeper would make a lot more sense to me too.
    Yeah agree, could have done better for the goal but his passing and movement has been quality. Been easily our best player under Hodgson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Hardly blessed with a load of quality strikers but playing Defoe as the only one is a little strange as he is hardly the sort of player you would imagine as a lone front man.
    Not least because his conversion rate is so low, unless his club side are putting eight past some no-hopers from the relegation zone. Not sure who else we've got though. I suppose we'll get to see Welbeck at some point tonight, but he doesn't inspire me with much confidence tbh..


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    Yeah with Rooney and Carroll out, Defoe is probably the best available option

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    Gerrard might be having a reasonable game, but that shouldn't disguise the fact that the midfield on the whole has been very poor imo. It's like there just isn't a midfield at times. The fact that Defoe is repeatedly having to come deep, despite being the lone striker, to collect the ball on the half-way line from one of the fullbacks just shows how rubbish its been so far today.

    Should bring on Carrick imo, need someone who can just sit in the middle of the pitch and pass it around. Seems like none of the players on at the moment can do this, they're all determined just to run around all over the place and get forward all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yeah with Rooney and Carroll out, Defoe is probably the best available option
    That's horrible.

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    So how many teams qualify from this group?

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    Defoe replacing Welbeck would make more sense to me. Welbeck drops deep and helps you control the game from the start but I'm not sure what you get from bringing him on late in the game. Defoe's great at getting goals out of nothing against a tiring defence. Got more goals from the bench than any other player last season iirc.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    One plus play-offs I think. Defeat here could be disastrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Gerrard might be having a reasonable game, but that shouldn't disguise the fact that the midfield on the whole has been very poor imo. It's like there just isn't a midfield at times. The fact that Defoe is repeatedly having to come deep, despite being the lone striker, to collect the ball on the half-way line from one of the fullbacks just shows how rubbish its been so far today.

    Should bring on Carrick imo, need someone who can just sit in the middle of the pitch and pass it around. Seems like none of the players on at the moment can do this, they're all determined just to run around all over the place and get forward all the time.
    Cleverly picks the ball up off the back four for United. Instead he's being played in the Lampard role, which is strange because they have the actual Lampard in the side.

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    Annoying as ****, fouls like that

    Although on second look it was barely deliberate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Cleverly picks the ball up off the back four for United. Instead he's being played in the Lampard role, which is strange because they have the actual Lampard in the side.
    Woy has obviously decided he doesn't have the legs any more. Trouble is Cleverly is hardly quick anyway. It is clear this is the system Woy wants to play and Rooney will take that role when fit and not suspended.

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    Talk of an injury for RVP, about the only good thing about tonight's football
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Talk of an injury for RVP, about the only good thing about tonight's football
    Na, Wales losing 6-1

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