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Dallas or Alioski as our left wing-back?

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I reckon a divided opinion on this one.
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With Phillips banned it will have to be Alioski this week as Struijk will have to play DM and Ayling CB

In any other case, I’d prefer to see Dallas LB and Ayling RB with Struijk and Cooper at CB (taking into account current injuries)


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Dallas for me

Always think we are a better defensive unit with Dallas in the back four
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My head says Dallas, my heart says I still need to give Ali something for that goal v. West Brom.
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Dallas is a utility man and does not have Alioski's pace...
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Smudge3920 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:20 am Dallas is a utility man and does not have Alioski's pace...
But Dallas can defend Smudge
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mothbanquet wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:16 am My head says Dallas, my heart says I still need to give Ali something for that goal v. West Brom.
Love that Ali goal

Dallas scored three goals this season
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1964white wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:22 am But Dallas can defend Smudge
But he cant do the job MB wants as effectively as Ali ... And Dallas is certainly not "lightning fast"
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Ali is better going forward but a far weaker in defence.

Dallas for me.
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Irish Ian wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:26 am Ali is better going forward but a far weaker in defence.

Dallas for me.
But that isnt the MB philosophy mate... he needs that speed on the leftwing back position...So untill we find a replacement for Ali who has the speed and can defend...It has to be Ali
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Well according to the rumours we are on the verge of signing / leading the race for about 17 left backs in January, so it may be neither :)
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HarryofOz wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 am Well according to the rumours we are on the verge of signing / leading the race for about 17 left backs in January, so it may be neither :)
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Love Ali to bits but it has to be Dallas as he can defend and we need to win this one
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Dallas aswell for me. Although i would prefer it if we signed just one of the 17 recognised LB we are linked with. ;-)
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Smudge3920 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:28 am But that isnt the MB philosophy mate... he needs that speed on the leftwing back position...So untill we find a replacement for Ali who has the speed and can defend...It has to be Ali
Dunno, we need a defender on that LW smudge, we are struggling at the back. I love Alis energy but his discipline is a worry at times, plus he gets has for the last three seasons gone awol at the back.

Dallas is a better option and has a few goals in him too.

Bielsa also likes analysis. Ailisoki has started 12 games this season at LB 2 goals and 0 assists.

Dallas has started LB 10 times this season and has 2 goals and one assist.

Dallas is ahead of him in tackles, clearances, blocks, plus he gives away less free kicks ( hard to understand that one :) )

Yes Ali can run and now and again can link up with Harrison.

But with our wingers swapping sides -- generally every 30 minutes per game, leaving Ali exposed with only Poveda or Raphinha with him on that side makes us light weight imo.
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I've voted Alioski. I'm a big fan of both players, but Ali is in great form and offers more of a threat. He has the creative edge, for me, and I don't think his defending is quite as bad as some say. We attack as a team and defend as a team, with the emphasis on attack.

I think Dallas has improved considerably playing in midfield, so I would rather see him there than Struijk.
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Dallas..
I love Ali but Dallas for me..
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I wonder who Cjay will choose?
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And Dallas for me by the way whilst I acknowledge Alioski has had some good games this season
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