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7 minutes ago, surrifox said:

Curse of Sunday and early kick off - 2-1 reverse for Brendan’s boys 

I dont think im comfortable in disagreeing with your reverse premise

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1 minute ago, StriderHiryu said:

Whilst this will come in time I’m not sure we’ll see it today. Pressing isn’t just about the individual but the team. We know Vardy will press but we need Gray, Barnes and even the deeper players like Maddison and Tielemans to do it too. Successful pressing involves blocking the short passing option a defender has causing them to play it long where our CBs and Ndidi can win it and get us playing. 

 

From a tactical perspective the last 10 games will be very interesting, but I expect Rodgers will want at least one player in the summer to truly implement the system he wants. 

I have a feeling we'll have a busy summer transfer window.. Alot will depend on whether Youri is signed on a permanent basis. 

Can see 2 central midfielders being brought in, a LB and crucially a striker, hopefully a Rondon or Mitrovic?.. Or take a punt on Che Adams? 

We'll need to replace Shinji and hopefully Ghezzal I can see both leaving in the summer. (not sure who'll take Deirdre off our hands though?) 

Iheanacho is an unknown.. Perhaps loan him out for a season to get regular football, but can't see where he's going to fit in when we sign a new striker. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Fosse93 said:

Can see Choudury starting.

 

Think Rodgers will love him.

 

Hamza would be perfect for a pressing game.

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14 minutes ago, Chiltern Fox said:

Weather is dire down here. Not sure who that favours..

Ducks? 

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22 minutes ago, StriderHiryu said:

Whilst this will come in time I’m not sure we’ll see it today. Pressing isn’t just about the individual but the team. We know Vardy will press but we need Gray, Barnes and even the deeper players like Maddison and Tielemans to do it too. Successful pressing involves blocking the short passing option a defender has causing them to play it long where our CBs and Ndidi can win it and get us playing. 

 

From a tactical perspective the last 10 games will be very interesting, but I expect Rodgers will want at least one player in the summer to truly implement the system he wants. 

True. Looking at the players mentioned, they aren’t exactly known for their manic pressing abilities. 

 

Brendan will need to get this out of them in particular Maddison & Barnes. Will come with time hopefully. 

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Playing 3 at the back

 

: Schmeichel, Morgan, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Pereira, Tielemans, Ndidi, Vardy, Maddison, Barnes.

Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Gray, Mendy, Ghezzal, Iheanacho.

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Would rather it have been Soyuncu, but understandable that Rodgers would feel he has to play Morgan in his first match.

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On 28/02/2019 at 13:51, Sharpe's Fox said:

I would play a back three and maddison in behind a front two of Barnes and Vardy. Let Barnes and Maddison play where they want in possession. 

Called it

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2 hours ago, nwl fox said:

Because they will be all over our social media spouting shit, they don't need to be physically next to you to get on your tits! 

Sticks and stones...

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17 minutes ago, Sharpe's Fox said:

Called it

Good shout, But I'd switch Maddison and Tielemans  ha ing Maddison playing the holding role and Tielemans playing behind the strikers.

Simply because I think Tielemans has a quicker eye and is a better finisher.

Madison can break up attacks simply by his falling over on contact which he's very good at. Plus his slower movement will allow Chilwell and Ricardo to get forward in support providing the width.

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