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31 minutes ago, FoxonMaui said:

JJ has improved at a stunning rate. Don’t want to jinx things but the only player that comes to my mind for a comparison is Vardy’s rise. JJ is becoming a remarkably complete player as his confidence level grows. His attacking ability is beginning to show now and he’s on his way to being a top class player. I just love the way he never hides in a game, he’s always looking for the ball and to see him surging forward and totally scaring the life out of the left side of Brighton today was a joy to behold. 
The sky’s the limit for this kid!! Our scouting team!! Take another bow guys.

Fully agree. And good observation re him not hiding in a game. Attitude does play a big part in one’s success, and he sure seems to have a good one plus he seems humble.

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8 hours ago, Manwell Pablo said:


Yeah I’m not convinced this formation change was quite as drastic as he made out, Justin seemed to be our only real main threat down the right hand side so not entirely sure who was suppose to be playing down the right wing,  and Fuchs didn’t get any more adventurous.

 

Even if he did change it as he claimed the damage was being done by our right full back, not the defender pushed up on to the wing.

 

Like I say evidence that our attack minded wide defenders mean a “back 5” isn’t a defensive minded formation. It’s not a San  Marino style flat back five as some make out. It gives the wing backs license to get forward and allows it to utilise to attacking midfielders behind Vardy and still have Youri playing box to box.

You're right, Fuchs played deeper at left back, but I think that's more to do with his age than anything!

 

I think the 4231, with Ndidi and Tielemans sitting in the middle allows for our full backs to provide width, and isn't as dull as Puel's version with Ndidi and Mendy.

 

It also allows Maddison to play further forward, as a 10, where he is more effective, and still room for attacking, creative players either side. 

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3 minutes ago, StanSP said:

Currently 16/1 to make Euros squad. 

Should be a lot higher. In his position there is: 

 

Alexander-Arnold 

Recce James

Tripier

Walker

Wan Bissaka

Ayling

Lamptey

 

Although his versatility should give him the edge over some of those. It won't cause Southgate isn't really interested in adding new players to his squads these days unless they are elite youngsters like greenwood or sancho. 

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5 minutes ago, The whole world smiles said:

Should be a lot higher. In his position there is: 

 

Alexander-Arnold 

Recce James

Tripier

Walker

Wan Bissaka

Ayling

Lamptey

 

Although his versatility should give him the edge over some of those. It won't cause Southgate isn't really interested in adding new players to his squads these days unless they are elite youngsters like greenwood or sancho. 

That's some list in front of him. Unfortunate time to be an English right back. 

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12 hours ago, The whole world smiles said:

Should be a lot higher. In his position there is: 

 

Alexander-Arnold 

Recce James

Tripier

Walker

Wan Bissaka

Ayling

Lamptey

 

Although his versatility should give him the edge over some of those. It won't cause Southgate isn't really interested in adding new players to his squads these days unless they are elite youngsters like greenwood or sancho. 

Southgate had James training with the first team during the last games.

 

Plus that list is horrific. James should be ahead of Ayling and Lamptey. I don't rate Wan Bissaka but his pace gets him out of a lot of situations, not that Southgate would drop a Man Utd player for a Leicester player anyway.

 

But I am more interesting to see what happens to him here once Ricardo/Castagne are back.

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Shame he hasn't got the assist for Maddison's disallowed goal as it was a perfect ball but just as they showed that replay his decoy run overlapping to make the space for Albrighton is underrated. 

 

Versatile once again today as well. 

 

Quality so far. 

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