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I hope we can take lessons from watching Man City v Fulham today and how you play against a side sitting deep. We will not have the quality of course, but to press high, move the ball forwards and quickly. Things we can take into our game. After losing 3 games at home to Fulham, West Ham, and Villa, with the same negative tactics. 

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15 minutes ago, Unique FC said:

I hope we can take lessons from watching Man City v Fulham today and how you play against a side sitting deep. We will not have the quality of course, but to press high, move the ball forwards and quickly. Things we can take into our game. After losing 3 games at home to Fulham, West Ham, and Villa, with the same negative tactics. 

Brendan does not take lessons. It’s either his way or the highway

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13 minutes ago, TrickyTrevLeftPeg said:

No one is comparing ourselves to Man City.

 

People are rightly frustrated that we set up with no real attacking output and put Fulham under no pressure at all.

 

We put up the white flag and gave them an easy 3 points. We did ourselves no favours

I get that. But that doesn't mean we have to be surprised that Man City putting them away with the strikers and attacking players they have. 

 

I'm frustrated too and get how shite we are but Man City winning is no surprise and we shouldn't continue to get annoyed at it. If we continue to compare every result we lose to a side that wins we'll never be happy. 

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2 minutes ago, StanSP said:

I get that. But that doesn't mean we have to be surprised that Man City putting them away with the strikers and attacking players they have. 

 

I'm frustrated too and get how shite we are but Man City winning is no surprise and we shouldn't continue to get annoyed at it. If we continue to compare every result we lose to a side that wins we'll never be happy. 

That's very true. I get annoyed watching Mahrez. I wish we still had him (but he's probably be benched).

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10 minutes ago, trabuch said:

That's very true. I get annoyed watching Mahrez. I wish we still had him (but he's probably be benched).

We don't have anyone like Mahrez now. Not just ability (because that's an understatement) but just winning the game for us out of nothing. I miss having that threat in our side, particularly in midfield. 

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7 minutes ago, Fox92 said:

We don't have anyone like Mahrez now. Not just ability (because that's an understatement) but just winning the game for us out of nothing. I miss having that threat in our side, particularly in midfield. 

We'll be doing well to get anyone like him again. He's a unique talent. 

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6 minutes ago, StanSP said:

I get that. But that doesn't mean we have to be surprised that Man City putting them away with the strikers and attacking players they have. 

 

I'm frustrated too and get how shite we are but Man City winning is no surprise and we shouldn't continue to get annoyed at it. If we continue to compare every result we lose to a side that wins we'll never be happy. 

I fully understand that. And in no way am I expecting us to have anywhere near the same technical ability or depth in squad as Man City have. But I think we can learn lessons form watching other teams play, and from our own performances. 

 

Losing 1 home game in the last 3 I can understand, 3 in a row of dire dull performances is beyond poor. We have talented players. Admittedly missing some key players in defence and Ndidi but surely it is not too much to ask to press high, play forwards when we have the ball, instead of constant sideways and backwards passing. We are a very good side and should set up as such especially at home. We can't play 3 / 5 defenders at home to a side in the bottom 3. Why not set up in a more attacking style and show our intent from the first whistle. West Ham were far better than us, Villa had more shots and looked capable of scoring a lot, Fulham were fairly comfortable apart from the last 5 minutes against us as well. We set up too negatively at home and get punished. Away form, we have had some amazing results this season. Incredible to watch this season. We have very good players but my issue is we do not help ourselves with tactics or game management

 

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Fox92 said:

We don't have anyone like Mahrez now. Not just ability (because that's an understatement) but just winning the game for us out of nothing. I miss having that threat in our side, particularly in midfield. 

Let it go - thoughts like this are tinpot - you’re better than that lol

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Just now, surrifox said:

Let it go - thoughts like this are tinpot - you’re better than that lol

It's not about Mahrez, I've let that go. It's about our current midfielders/wingers.

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