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Negative: Defending corners
+ Meslier is immense
- Schoolboy defending for the goals
- Lack of fight and physicality during the second half
Negative: We can't afford to keep a player as good as Rodrigo on the bench.
Negatiuve - Harrison was anonymous
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Negative - Fell away badly in the second half. Got caught out at the back especially at LB to many times
Negative - awful at defending corners.
Neg... Defending set pieces/Corners
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Negative. We have four more trips to London.
'I am quite clear in my mind that one has to feel sincere love for those he leads, and if he doesn't feel it naturally, then he must learn how to feel it' Marcelo Bielsa
'Would he kill his granny to win a match?' Bobby Collins
Negative: A lot of sloppy passes at the back, we looked jittery. The sooner we get a settled defence the better.
Negatives...We will never be comfortable defending corners, and Poveda is too lightweight.
Neg...We lost , when a draw would have been a fairer result, Poveda getting a pen, which it was cost us a deserved draw
Negative - defending set pieces, especially corners, and not getting the best out of Raphinha and Rodrigo yet.
Negative - we are quite hopeless at defending set pieces, especially corners. Remember when Jansson used to be such a commanding aerial presence and Bielsa named him as our best player ? We have struggled in the air ever since we sold him. What gets me a bit is that we have all these complex tactics, complex interchanging of player's positions and Bielsa's hyper attention to detail, yet we don't seem to understand some of the nuts and bolts basics of defensive play - for example being first to the ball from a set piece, and defending the near post from a corner. Maybe we need to bring in a defensive coach ? We look like conceding every time the ball comes in to the box in the air.
Negatives.....Men against boys second half
Llorente got a full game
That goal was just so sublime, from the flick on to Kalvin being out of position and putting in such a sublime pass and Bamford with an exquisite finish. Could be goal of the season.
Koch getting injured
We looked like a Championship side tonight, Couldnt string 3 passes together. Lost every defensive corner AND very offensive corner. Gotta do something on the set pieces
Personally I thought Llorente had a poor game. Kept dallying on the ball too long and most of his passes seemed to be misplaced unless they were 5 metres to Cooper!
Positive was the first half performance
Negative would be our ineffective second half where we struggled to get the ball from back tk front and looked very vulnerable from corners the whole game
It shows why Bielsa likes to integrate players properly before introducing them into the line-up. The key to the quick passing is almost in being able to play passes without having to look to see where players are, you play the ball into the area where another player is automatically moving into. If you have to look up to see where the player is to pass to then in that second or two the other players will have run through the place where they should be and suddenly the easy pass has gone. Elsewhere every other player that was automatically moving as per Bielsa's system have also moved through their 'receiving' area and are now out of position to receive the ball in space. Llorente has probably hardly trained with us due to his injury so won't have the same knowledge of the system that the other players have. He did show though that he is cool and composed on the ball and able to give himself time on the ball. Once he gets used to the team he could be excellent.
Positive.......Bamford's well-taken goal
Negative.....the London bug continues