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Cockyfox

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  1. Swansea City (h) Post-Match 1-1

    Swansea had a resurgence in the first 25 mins of the second half and we looked in danger of losing it. We couldn't keep possession of the ball and the subs stabilised things and we became dominant again. James is reliable in possession and lets be honest Silva didn't create much today.
  2. Slimani to Watford or Besiktas?

    Vardys miss against Huddersfield this season was the worst of all, everyone missed sitters
  3. Watford (H) post-match thread (2-0 home win)

    It depends what you base his performance on, he worked hard and won the ball back a lot and harassed their defence. So in that respect he was very good. But when it came to his finishing or final pass he wasn’t at his best today, can think of him missing one relatively easy chance that you would expect him to score and another first touch that was poor when he was through as examples. His place in the team is never in any threat though.
  4. Watford (H) post-match thread (2-0 home win)

    Very good performance from the back 9 today, Watford barely got a sniff. Dragovic and Maguire looking a top partnership at the back and chilwell and Amartey seem to be getting more solid every game. Considering the age of that back line it all looks very promising. James and Ndidi replicating the Drinkwater and Kante partnership respectively. James very rarely loses the ball and Ndidi always wins it back. Albrighton solid as always and Mahrez wasn’t at his best but he showed his quality at the end. Wasn’t Okazaki’s best game but he worked hard as always. The only downside for me was Vardy, got slightly lucky with the penalty (very stupid challenge) slotted it alway very nicely though. Although he was very wasteful today probably just an off game but his first touch looked especially poor. Same team next game though. Puel in!!!
  5. Slimani

    So maybe by your own admission there is an argument for Slimani to get a start against weaker opposition where maybe Vardy is not best suited and Slimani is?
  6. Slimani

    The people arguing Vardy's goals are better than Slimani's, looking at Vardy's goals this season he has scored a good header against Arsenal, nice finish in a 1 on 1 vs United and the screamer against Tottenham, correct me if I am wrong but all others have been tap ins or penalties. Also Vardy scoring against the big teams argument is flawed, how many of those games that he has scored in against the big teams have we actually got points from? This season I can only think of Tottenham. I like Vardy and he undoubtedly should start for us but the criticism Slimani gets is largely unfair.
  7. Slimani

    He certainly doesn't look the best striker in the world but lets just look at some stats: Vardy: 2016/17 2810 mins played, 13 goals, 5 assists 2017/18 1909 mins played, 9 goals, 1 assist That's a total of 1 goal contribution every 168 mins. Slimani: 2016/17 1280 mins played, 7 goals, 4 assists 2017/18 241 mins played, 1 goal 1 assist That's a total of 1 goal contribution every 117mins All stats are from whoscored.com and are from Premier League matches only. This also does not take into account the fact that Vardy has scored a considerable number of penalties over the last two seasons. The result is very surprising and certainly proves that the amount of criticism Slimani gets is wrong. May not be the most pleasing player on the eye and may not make the contribution to the team that Vardy does but the stats do not lie!
  8. West Brom Post Match

    Have to give a bit of credit to shakey with his substitutions as slimani and chilwell played a massive role in the goal with slimani making a quality knock down to find mahrez who looked better in his more central role. For me if we play to his strengths, Slimani can play a huge role for us this season. He did more in 20 mins than either Iheanacho and Vardy did with Iheanacho looking especially rusty. However the last 20 mins showed us what we all knew a few games ago, we MUST play with wing backs and it's taken way too long for Shakey to realise.
  9. Dissapointing result despite spirited 2nd half performance, however the thing that worries me at the moment is strikers not taking any chances unless they are open goals or penalties. I can only think of two decent goals scored that weren't penalties or tap ins in the league this season (Maguire and Vardy from corners). Eventually the ball will stop falling to us with an open goal and I'm really struggling to see where the goals are going to come from. Vardy is not being his usual clinical self with his feet so far this season missing multiple one on ones including two good chances today. Okazaki is never going to bag 15 goals a season but that missed header today was dire, although not always a fan of Albrighton it was a superb cross. Can only imagine the stick if Slimani had missed that. Even Iheanacho missed a clean cut one on one against Huddersfield. Don't know who to suggest up top but we need to finish our chances. I think Vardys 5 goals this season are very flattering although to some extent he deserves them for his work rate and the same can be said for Okazaki's 4 goals, 3 being tap ins and a deflection.
  10. Huddersfield Away 1-1 post match

    Yeah his pass completion is somewhere in the low 70s and his first touch is very average at times, he also seems slow to press when they have the ball on the edge of our box. Although he is still very young so has a lot of time to develop and I think he could benefit from playing in a 3 man midfield.
  11. Huddersfield Away 1-1 post match

    Been on foxestalk a while but have never really felt the need to create an account but thought I might as well give my thoughts. I think whilst the criticism of Shakey is somewhat warranted, it's a bit early to question his position at the moment. If he insists on playing 442 every game I would start to question his position because I think it's clear to everyone that we need a change of system. We are constantly getting overpowered in the midfield and I think 3 in midfield is definitely needed so we will see if Shakey can adapt for Tuesday or next weekend. Probably an unpopular opinion but think we missed James today despite King having a decent game. James seems to drop deep and collect the ball similar to how Drinkwater did and whilst Ndidi is good at winning the ball back his pass completion leaves a lot to be desired and we struggled to keep possession at all today. We obviously need a creative midfielder so if/when we get Silva and Iborra is back fit one of them has to start as none of our players are creating chances apart from Mahrez who I think gets a lot of harsh criticism on this site. He must have created well over half of our chances in the first 5 games. As for the strikers, all of them haven't finished very well so far this season. I can remember the criticism of Slimani last week for the chance missed against Chelsea, well Iheanacho missed a very similar chance today and I haven't seen anyone mention it and of course Vardy missed a dead certain open goal so everyone misses at some point. Lets be honest none of our goals have been good finishes. Okazaki has had two tap ins, Vardy has scored 2 penalties, a tap in and a decent header so I think the finishing has to improve. I don't really care who starts up front as long as they take the majority of their chances and it seems like no one is doing that at the minute. I can't see us in any trouble of going down however I think a change of formation is a must so over to you Shakey...
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