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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by danhirons » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:02 pm

I thought he looked fine tbh. Barardi no better. That pass in the last minute was abysmal

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by 1964white » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:14 pm

Cjay wrote:Back to his worst.
Out of position, but for Weidwald his pathetic attempt at an interception would have cost us , poor in possession.
Was awful in the second-half losing possession in dangerous areas, tbh I've lost patience with him totally. Ayling is not my type of defender, we are so short of decent full-backs we have precious little alternatives to give us the option of benching him.
Berardi should be our RB, but then who do you play at LB ?

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Bench him, drop him, say he's injured, let him have a drink Xmas day and hope he misses the bus.

Idc just dont let him start vs Burton.

In fairness he is probably knackered but he has been so poor this season.

But for other people he would have cost us today, especially 1st half.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Clacton White » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:09 pm

1964white wrote:You don't need to convince me Cjay, I've been insisting for months Ayling has been poor

Even in his pomp last season he got caught out of position several times costing us goals

This season you may as well put Luke down as a missing person
Shame he doesn't go missing before matches rather than during matches .

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Noticed from a Burton Gk Vieira was Right Back .

This must be TC's instructions, he has to have told Ayling to push up.

Once again he was out of position often.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:35 pm

Just for the sake of interest .

https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/11925 ... gham-Leeds
https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/11923 ... wall-Leeds
https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/11933 ... sday-Leeds
https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/11933 ... ds-Reading

Heatmaps there if anyone wants to check his positioning, Millwall ones interesting, mostly midway in our or there half.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by HarryofOz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:43 pm

Anyone notice that we haven't won a game since we lost Ayling through injury :twisted:
We're going up like there is no gravity!

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by 1964white » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Anyone notice that we haven't won a game since we lost Ayling through injury :twisted:
Yes was only saying this at the game yesterday

For all his defensive frailties Ayling & Saiz are the only two players in the squad who are willing to run at defences & get us from box to box in quick-time

We've missed them both badly Harry

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:32 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Anyone notice that we haven't won a game since we lost Ayling through injury :twisted:
For his infuriating faults he and Ali did work well together.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by whiteswan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:27 am

Cjay wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:32 pm
For his infuriating faults he and Ali did work well together.
I said months ago that I liked Ayling. Everyone else slated him.....I did wait to see how we got on without him before commenting again. Seems like we miss him and his enthusiasm.....

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by HarryofOz » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:51 am

I'm with Swannie, Ayling is not that bad defensively either.

And as you have said Leon, he attacks with will.

Maybe, CJay it's not a coincidence that Alioski was better against Sheff Utd, than he had been for a while. Maybe Dallas and Ayling have similar styles and it suits him.
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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:12 pm

whiteswan wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:27 am
I said months ago that I liked Ayling. Everyone else slated him.....I did wait to see how we got on without him before commenting again. Seems like we miss him and his enthusiasm.....
It seems he was more important to our overall game then i realised tbf.

He gave a lot more going forward then Berardi.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:13 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:51 am
I'm with Swannie, Ayling is not that bad defensively either.

And as you have said Leon, he attacks with will.

Maybe, CJay it's not a coincidence that Alioski was better against Sheff Utd, than he had been for a while. Maybe Dallas and Ayling have similar styles and it suits him.
Could be right.

Maybe Alioski needs a more attacking full back to create more space for him and take away the attention a bit.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by 1964white » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:42 pm

If Ayling was fit I doubt any of us would have doubts about starting him over the last few weeks

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Did well today.

Pearce and Ayling give a better balance, they both are attack minded, means our team doesnt get lobsided.

Did well.

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by 1964white » Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Indeed Cjay

Both full-backs were superb today, gave us something that we have lacked in 2018

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sun May 06, 2018 8:43 pm

1964white wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Indeed Cjay

Both full-backs were superb today, gave us something that we have lacked in 2018
http://www.motforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... st#p643937

Smug face :) :) :)

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Azkalwhite » Mon May 07, 2018 4:15 am

whiteswan wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:27 am
I said months ago that I liked Ayling. Everyone else slated him.....I did wait to see how we got on without him before commenting again. Seems like we miss him and his enthusiasm.....
Good call WS, fully agree with you :tup:

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by andrewjohnsmith » Mon May 07, 2018 4:07 pm

He's a lock in for next year. Even fills in at CB when needed.
I was there when Batty scored

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Re: Luke Ayling

Post by Cjay » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:33 pm

Was very poor vs Brentford and not for the first time.

Defensively he looked very shakey and the less said about his passing the better.

Also for an experienced defender wtf was he doing on a yellow diving in like that.

Wont blame him for his yellow for dissent as i understand the frustration.

But i do have one question that hasnt really been asked.

Where the f**k was Ayling when Watkins, his man, was free as a bird in our box?

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