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  1. billys boots
    billys boots March 19, 2014 at 11:03 am .

    glad to see Bennett showed his true form at the weekend but if it had been Luna,Bertrand,or Stevens, we would of had a five star performance from that position because for one of the few times this season the midfield clicked which has been the main cause of our inconsistency this season.now all you people that have played Sunday league football in defence and the opposition attack and you have acres of space in front of you with two or three players coming at you and you have to make a decision on who to challenge and at the last minute they switch to an unmarked player making you look a knob, is exactly the position our defence has been in for a few seasons now they specifically target the left hand side because of the gap between full back and central defender(baker) is huge and they are not backing each other up Bertrand will not be drawn as easily as Luna and Bennett but the latter two are better in attack and support the midfield which is great when the midfield are on form. if we are going to play attacking full backs a shit hot DM is a must

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm .

      How about this as a left field idea. But bennet or Luna as a left midfield with Bertrand as left bk. best if both worlds then.

      1. RW
        RW March 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm .

        That’s how they played at Cardiff and Bennett has a few decent runs and crosses. I think given time to adapt to the premiership and to gain experience he could be a good wing back or even play wide left. After all he came in last year new to the league, in a struggling team in a defence that changed every week. He made some rash challenges and got found out for position which shook confidence – I reckon we need to stick with him.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath March 19, 2014 at 11:38 pm .

          Remember barry started as a left bk/centre half then became a left mid/cm in later years. I also think there is a case for maybe Vlaar playing a DM role when okore is fit and have baker alongside him.

          1. Andrew
            Andrew March 20, 2014 at 5:03 am .

            Unless Okore grows into a leader, Vlaar’s gotta play next to Baker. Vlaar could probably play as a DM but would rather we just sign a DM… Oh wait, we have one, that’s not actually played as a DM. Kinda amazing, no?

  2. billys boots
    billys boots March 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm .

    there’s a chance of that but you need someone with both feet that can control the ten yards in front of the defence aka Mortimer, Barry, to a certain amount and what Petrov was doing which will stop the defender being pulled out of position

  3. billys boots
    billys boots March 19, 2014 at 12:36 pm .

    also big Ron was being pulled all over the shop last season until sylla was brought in which enabled the back four to hold their shape

    1. badger123
      badger123 March 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm .

      Totally agreed.
      Vlaar was pulled all over the place, covering the kids and lack of mids. Many of us saw it.

      Oohah, apart, of course, but no surprise there.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath March 20, 2014 at 1:20 am .

        Hey that’s not fair I always said Vlaar was world class:-)

        1. Andrew
          Andrew March 20, 2014 at 5:01 am .

          Also remember you saying Benteke’s gonna be the best striker we’ll ever have and he’ll retire here.

  4. steve
    steve March 20, 2014 at 7:42 am .

    The good news is if either Bennet or Luna are sold it will not have cost us much money where as Hutton for example has.

  5. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus March 20, 2014 at 10:10 am .

    think we’ve gotta give him till next season, as has been said he started well but tailed off although that left side has been under pressure all season, teams playing us target that side and have done for 2/3 seasons now, I don’t think he was getting too much help either when he was playing.
    we’ve seen how vlarr and kea have improved after difficult 1st seasons, hell in the summer id have not blinked an eye if we’d have got rid of either of em but they’ve proved much, much better this season. it cant be underestimated the difficulty in not only adapting to the pace of the PL and the quality when compared to the 2 horse race in spain along with settling into a new country and culture.

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