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  1. So Far So Good

    Agreed. However, poor article. However, it doesn't read at all well either. However, however.
  2. Under 17's World Cup

    Gutted (in some ways) Sancho went back to Dortmund early. My word can that boy play!!
  3. Jota and Jota

    Unan plays for Unan
  4. Lloyd Kelly

    Here's hoping you're spot on and he progresses with us
  5. Lloyd Kelly

    Chill out mate, he only got in the u21s last time because Oxford dropped out. There's a clear development route here and he seems like the type who's got his head screwed on, personally wouldn't worry about him leaving for now.
  6. Gareth Southgate

    That money would go a long way in Youth Football, at the FA or even more so at your every day local club.
  7. Players that were better "live" than you thought.

    Bale was next level, especially as an athlete, so so fast and powerful Hazard was very good too, his low centre of gravity caused so many issues for the opposition
  8. Dean Holden extended interview on Radio Bristol

    Will be on sometime in this hour. Thought Holden spoke well for Bolton pre match, hope he will tonight!
  9. Leeds, Wolves, Cardiff?

    Boro and Wolves automatic, Sheff Wed, Villa, Leeds and one more play offs. At the start of the season I had that last spot down as Derby's but they got smashed by some team that don't look half bad!
  10. Drones in Training, Passing Options

    Short answer - you're right, I think the drones are helping, reason being so much of how we are playing can difficult to coach (in comparison to a sit back and counter attack type approach). A lot of how we set up in possession, for me, is to try and allow us to play diagonally. This might sound silly, because I'm sure the majority of teams try and do this, as it's the most dangerous way to advance up the pitch, but we're doing it very well. Going through the Derby highlights there's a few examples. 1:44 Woodrow shot. Specificallly are clip starts at 1:20 ish but the bit that proves my point is the build up to the shoot. Leko dribbles Diagonally before playing two diagonal passes with Reid. Notice how Reid moves the opposite direction from Huddlestone to create room to recieve the second pass, but also notice how difficult it is from Derby to pick him and Woodrow up. By passing and dribbling diagonally you cause the opposition defence to reorganise themselves both laterally and vertically causing them more problems. For more on reid's movement on the blind side of the defender: http://spielverlagerung.com/2016/09/05/tactical-theory-the-offensive-and-defensive-potential-of-the-blind-side/ Highlight straight after Woodrow we overloaded that half of the pitch meaning we had more options but also allowing us to press hard if we lost the ball. In this example, the result is that their defence gets sucked over and allows Bailey Wright time to cross.But sticking with the theme of diagonal play, notice how Paterson recieves the ball in 'the half space' which makes him difficult to pick up. Usually in this zone you have a lot of diagonal options, however on this occasion this wasn't the case aqnd he made the right decision going laterally to Bailey Wright. A better example is Reid at 4:05. When he recieves the ball in that space he has the option of Woodrow (or Bryan, more often) if he were to overlap, a pass back to a central midfielder or the inswinging cross that's more dangerous than an outswinger (which is where we score later on with a Bryan cross and Woodrow header), all because within that area you have so many options, many of which are diagonal. The clip after, we were fighting to retain possession in the middle third but because we managed to play a diagonal pass, which made the whole opposition defence reorganise deeper, we gained more territory and eventually Pack got a shot off. We've moved the ball diagonally to good effect throughout the season and playing with two full backs that stay wide, and two wide men (Paterson especially is very good at it) who like to come into the half spaces allow for us to play very good football that's hard to defend. It's also hard to coach as I said, so Johnson and the staff must take credit, and I'm guessing the drone gets a birds eye view to help us visualise the angles we can make. Hopefully my point makes sense but if not I've learnt a bit from these: http://spielverlagerung.com/2015/08/05/bayern-ac-milan-30-douglas-costa-arturo-vidal-and-diagonality/ http://spielverlagerung.com/2017/06/27/manchester-city-positional-play-analysis/
  11. Class from the Club

    Made me laugh when she said she was "too old for this nonsense"! Good stuff from the club.
  12. England U21

    Had a giggle that Eddie Howe had to watch the man he wanted on deadline day, Demerai Gray, score a top goal!
  13. Kelly in England U20 Squad

    Many of the successful u20s have moved up to the u21s but he's still playing with players like Jay DaSilva, Dujon Sterling and Jacob Maddox (also in our academy until 14 when Chelsea had him) and more who were u19s in the summer when they won the euro's, so still impressive. But to answer your question he replaced Reece Oxford (West Ham, on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach) who withdrew from the squad because of injury.
  14. Youth development. Puzzled? I am.

    Some are and some aren't. There are some in the 23s (Bakinson perhaps as a guess from what's been said) who will need some coaching and a 'development pathway' if you like here at the club that can shoot him into the first team. Others will need a loan in their 'development pathway' as they need something you can't get on the training pitch, which might be to get kicks and knocks more often and to get their bodies used to that. There's not really an answer to say Morrell out on loan is 100% ahead of Bakinson because he's out on loan and Bakinson isn't, and the same vice versa. They're two different players who have different needs and are at different stages in reaching their potential. To reach that some players might need a loan some won't IMO.
  15. England v Slovakia Matchday Thread

    He mostly played Rugby as a kid and it shows, so often he goes charging forward and is hard to stop but his football brain isn't good enough. No idea how he's starting for England. Will be a squad player at Liverpool I think. Rashford was our best player tonight, made a mistake early (though Walker and Hart did worse IMO) but made up for it by playing without fear and actually wanting to cause a problem every time he has the ball. Alli's movement for someone of his age is unbelievable too. We're howling for a top centre midfielder though, don't think Henderson and Dier as a two will get us far