Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Frogfish, Oct 8, 2019.
Worst game ever.
It was really bad. And not in that comically bad, no defending, goals at either end sort of way.
Easily the worst of the matches I've seen this weekend. Got progressively better yesterday - Denmark v. Swiss was alright, Norway v Spain was quite good.
You know it's an international break when they end up with this in the boardroom
I love Gini in CM and he is better in that middle role than any of our other options, but this is another game that leaves me thinking he'd be nicely suited to the role Hendo is currently occupying. It was the Barca game that really made me think that though - he was able to grab that game by the scruff of the neck and made such a mark on the game with late runs into the box. If Naby were to get up to speed I wouldn't be surprised if we started seeing Fabinho - Keita - Gini as a midfield trio.
Wait does Hendo play further forward than Gini? I thought we played with two CM's not one CM and one AM?
Might be alone in thinking this but based on Hendo's latest performances he shouldn't even be starting.
Our midfield three is often something like this:
At present i feel we are playing Gini at CM1 and Hendo at CM2. This is at least how I see things, maybe i'm wrong?
Bar Firmino being a little deeper that's how I see it too.
There's been plenty of times where we seem to be playing a very lop-sided CM three, with Henderson often playing wide on the right, and most advanced of the three.
I'm sure that's fluid and changes a lot, so that it can be lop-sided on the left also, but it does seem to me to be the case.
Aha...well I saw it as us playing a straight three basically.
Maybe Hendo and Gini a little in front of Fabs.
Playing Gini further forward is a no brainer in that case. Hendo rarely gets in the box, Gini does it more often.
Yeah, me too.
Could be my eyes and mind playing tricks on me, but I'm fucked if I'm going to look for heatmaps or any actual data evidence to support this hypothesis, I'm not Dreamy.
Yeah there's an element of fluidity to it like you said. I'm blown away, to tell you truth. I really didn't see it like everyone else did. There's definitely room for improvement.
It's also why there's been a few games in which I have complained about our central midfield three sometimes looking more like a central midfield one.
'A little " ?
And yeah, Hendo definitely RM and advanced.
I think that’s exactly right. And I agree with the idea of trying Gini in the advanced CM position - which is where he played vs Leicester, while Milner was the CM1 as you call it.
Trent on the bench, Hendo starts for England.
No TAA again for England your loss our gain.
Cracking goal from Gashford
Keeper should have saved it imo.
Have to say Barkley really looks good in that free role
Oh shit he scored