Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Wonder how Okazaki would have looked outwide.....Another natural number 10.

 

He's filling in, and it isn't working.

What do people want though?

Gray plays, its his natural position, and he marks himself out of the game the whole time he is on the pitch. Or Albrighton, who tracks back so much that he actually puts us under more pressure and is no goal threat whatsoever.

 

It's the area of the team we need to improve the most, we can all see that. That isn't Perez's fault, and i'm not seeing a lack of effort, just a lack of understanding of the role he's being asked to play.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight was just a more exaggerated version of the performances we’ve been watching all season.

 

He's a patchy player, he will have a good spell at some point but we’ve been carrying him most of the season.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, shailen said:

Are you serious? Albrighton was key in our title winning season and used to do so much defensive work it allowed Mahrez to play more offensively that season. He was pivotal in our counter attack feeding Vardy down the channels.

 

I agree that he is not suited to all managers, especially a side that wants to keep possession like ours, but in 2015/16 he was as key to our play as anyone. He did a lot of the dirty work which is why he never got the headlines. 

 

If you're talking about players being rejected - remember that De Bruyne and Salah were rejected by Chelsea and they have turned out to be okay players. 

 

I think there were many many players in the league that season who could've replaced Albrighton.......

But none for Vardy/Kante/Mahrez.

 

No coincidence that those 3 are still 3 of the better players in the division.

 

Regarding De Bruyne/Salah, you can quote this post if you like when Albrighton gets to that level.

It isn't one manager that didn't think Albrighton was of the standard we wanted, every manager he's had here recruited in his position.

Add Rodgers to that too, who still has Perez/Gray ahead of him. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, ttfn said:

Tonight was just a more exaggerated version of the performances we’ve been watching all season.

 

He's a patchy player, he will have a good spell at some point but we’ve been carrying him most of the season.

At the level we're aiming for we haven't got half a season and mostly ineffectual piss poor performances to wait for the rare odd good patch. He's a total waste of space and if he can't understand what he's being asked to do then after half a season he must be incredibly thick. If he physically can't do what he's being asked to do then thats down to him being a poor buy like Silva.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, CityIsBlue said:

 

I think there were many many players in the league that season who could've replaced Albrighton.......

But none for Vardy/Kante/Mahrez.

 

No coincidence that those 3 are still 3 of the better players in the division.

 

Regarding De Bruyne/Salah, you can quote this post if you like when Albrighton gets to that level.

It isn't one manager that didn't think Albrighton was of the standard we wanted, every manager he's had here recruited in his position.

Add Rodgers to that too, who still has Perez/Gray ahead of him. 

It's possibly only because Perez was Rodgers purchase and a 30m price tag that puts him ahead of Albrighton because it's certainly not his footballing ability. One good game in half a season is poor, had Albrighton been given that opportunity I think he'd have had far more influence than powder puff Perez over the course of those games. I hope we don't see him out again for a while. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've thought throughout this season that a lot of the time Perez has been made an unfair scapegoat by a lot of the fans, but today there's no defending him, he was very poor. 

 

So was Tielemans for that matter. 

 

Reality check today, title challenge all but off the table now, top four still well on and we should be focusing on how far away we are from 5th. Semi-Final of a cup too... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

He's too lightweight and not offering enough. But you have to say that he's never been a winger in the way we expect so it's unfair to criticise him when he's being played out of position. He also works harder defensively than the other wingers in our squad barring Albrighton so deserves a bit of credit for that

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Anish said:

He's too lightweight and not offering enough. But you have to say that he's never been a winger in the way we expect so it's unfair to criticise him when he's being played out of position. He also works harder defensively than the other wingers in our squad barring Albrighton so deserves a bit of credit for that

He’s been played in the exact same position he played for Newcastle.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I must admit it's hard for me to judge him in most matches as when I analyse the players performances in my head more times than not he seems to be anonymous and I can't recall anything he's done.  

 

In his defence his ball recovering stats for an attacking player is excellent and I think he'll be best suited as a flat track bully. I don't say that as a criticism because you need players who can punish weaker opposition. It's Christmas now and the only non top six team we've dropped points to this season is Norwich and that's the main reason we're second as we've been so consistent.

 

I think Perez is good at finding space and will score a decent return of goals by the end of the season but for £30m we appear to have made the all too common mistake of spending good money on a player who doesn't really improve the first XI. The only two things I wanted this summer was to sign Tielemans and get the best attacking wide player we could get. £30m spent and Perez's position is still the weakest in the team.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, CityIsBlue said:

Wonder how Okazaki would have looked outwide.....Another natural number 10.

 

He's filling in, and it isn't working.

What do people want though?

Gray plays, its his natural position, and he marks himself out of the game the whole time he is on the pitch. Or Albrighton, who tracks back so much that he actually puts us under more pressure and is no goal threat whatsoever.

 

It's the area of the team we need to improve the most, we can all see that. That isn't Perez's fault, and i'm not seeing a lack of effort, just a lack of understanding of the role he's being asked to play.

 

10 hours ago, Anish said:

He's too lightweight and not offering enough. But you have to say that he's never been a winger in the way we expect so it's unfair to criticise him when he's being played out of position. He also works harder defensively than the other wingers in our squad barring Albrighton so deserves a bit of credit for that

 

Why are people still making this excuse?

 

No, he's not a winger, he's a wide forward or inside right, which is the role he's being asked to perform and the same role he played at Newcastle.

 

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Summed him up yesterday when he managed to be knocked over in the process of Vardy scoring. Mendy is a big man but he made Perez look like a child.

 

I honestly can’t remember anybody that physically weak playing for us, which makes his defensive stats all the more impressive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Fox92 said:

Should be closer to Vardy.

Exactly... as I said at the start of the season, we are using differently here than Newcastle did out wide.

 

We find him much deeper and much wider than Newcastle did. He’s going to do nothing from those positions. 

 

To to get the player who scored 12 out wide for them, we need to find him higher up the pitch and get him linking with the striker.

 

If we aren’t going to do that, the don’t bother with him!

Edited by Babylon
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...