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JoeAman08 last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. It doesn’t have to be high anymore to be a red. It was reckless and out of control and the rules have terminology similar to that when talking about what is a red card offence. Some refs take that seriously and others do not Personally at that time of the game and what was I think a fair match meaning there weren’t many bad challenges and never looked dirty from either side, I think I would have given him a yellow. That said, think there is enough in it to not be overturned. Not sure what he is complaining about tbh. He is within his rights to think it was a yellow but I’d be amazed if they overturned it.
  2. I remember Brownhill’s first game against Wigan and he was worse than Sammie. He was younger but still first championship match and didn’t do anything wrong and worked hard. Get him some appearances off the bench more often and hopefully ready to contribute more towards the end of the season
  3. Yea Andi and Fam should be a decent pairing but on limited chances they have been poor together. Semenyo I see a similar style to Matty Taylor actually. He surprises me with his ability on the ball and holding it up but don’t see any real natural ability inside the penalty area. Speaking of Taylor thought he and Fam had some moments in a pairing like Stoke in the cup. So do feel like Fam and Semenyo could be ok with Semenyo much more athletic than MT. Feels like with Afobe out(still not sure if he is) we don’t have any natural partnerships left. Then lone striker formations Fam has limitations and despite what many think of Weimann I am sure he would not thrive in the role. He may get on the end of 1-2 through balls but he isn’t much quicker than Fam in all honesty and he does not hold the ball up well. It is a shame our strikers have been a conundrum these past couple seasons because our midfield and defence has been good enough for promotion.
  4. No forming a partnership has probably been his biggest problem. What I always think of is how high lines were in France and him timing those runs and getting quite a few one on ones much like Diony. His lack of pace really stands out because there is less space for him to run in behind imo. So no I am not convinced a partnership will work either but think he would be better if he can make one work if that makes sense. If I am being honest he doesn’t and hasn’t ever really fit our style. Maybe a bit with Reid but generally think teams didn’t fear us as much his first season and defenders were a bit higher. Think teams now try to soak up pressure against us especially at home and Fam struggles in that game. I am most interested in him pairing Semenyo. Semenyo weirdly is more physical and comfortable receiving the ball under pressure and has really good vision and weight of pass. Think he is the best partner for Fam which also makes it tough because he is probably furthest from playing loads. I’d have been interested in seeing him play with a Wilbraham as well. All in all no he doesn’t really fit but I personally take a bit of offence when people just slate him non stop. He has a poor touch, a not so great conversion rate and isn’t particularly quick but he always puts in a shift. For me that is enough. It is the clubs failing not finding a way to get more out of him imo.
  5. Think he would prefer playing with more freedom like Afobe has played with next to Weimann. He seemed to link up with Semenyo in the cup as well. I am not saying he is better than Afobe because he isn’t but I do believe if he played next to Weimann or Semenyo the rest of the season in the 352 he’d score closer to 20 than to 10. I just feel he gets far too much stick as a main cog in a top 8 side and one of the most successful city sides in the last 25 years. We needed better and got it but it has(maybe?) gone sideways with an injury. I am still sure if Fam has to play the rest of the season he will be better than last year. Also still sure we are a better side than last year when Nagy, Kalas and Dasilva fit even without Afobe. Afobe would be a major loss as I think with him we can compete for auto places. If he is lost for the season still think we can be a playoff side with Fam and hopefully he pairs with someone and they start gelling
  6. You’d think we scraped enough points to avoid relegation. Not the second highest finish we have had in the last 20(correct me if I am wrong) years. Fam by no means perfect and missed a couple sitters but also had a few good headers hit the bar unluckily. He roughly scored 13 in 40(some sub appearances). Apparently missed 20 clear chances so he gets a clear cut chance per game. It isn’t out of this realm he becomes a bit calmer and 13 becomes 18. I get why people don’t rate him but reality is he has been asked to play a hold up role last season which isn’t his game. He didn’t complain and helped us finish 8th on 70 points. Our season isn’t doomed if we have to go back to that play style with 40 games of that under his belt now.
  7. Think in theory he was a good appointment because he is very much a head coach. Don’t think he gets much say in who comes in. I have heard recently in a podcast(can’t remember the name of it) that Emery is struggling with English and getting his instructions across. I am not sure how much you can blame on that(look at Bielsa) but could be an issue. I think he is doing a commendable job all things considered and if he is sacked soon, whoever comes in will have some things to thank Emery for like getting Willock and Nelson minutes and not blocking their pathway. Recruitment in defence and midfield has been poor too which I don’t think is his fault(as head coach). Pepe and Ceballos look good gets but Luiz was a punt and Tierney has yet to be fit and is coming from the Scottish League. Think Tierney will end up decent but they needed more money spent on the back 4 and a defensive midfielder(to replace Xhaka!!). I think another summer window could get Arsenal back to solid top 4 because tbf Emery was going into a rebuild.
  8. Yea I follow him as well but yet to agree with any if his content. Think it was some of his comments when we played Birmingham City that really put me off. Doesn’t seem to know the game.
  9. I fail to see how a L1 loan benefits us or him. He has over 100 games at that level and financially he won’t be that big a wedge. He needs to either step up in training, be sold or have a lower champ or upper half Scottish team take a punt on loan. I am not sure the last bit will happen. Think his talent seems a waste at present. He has all the physical attributes you want. Even technically I think he looks competent but just doesn’t seem to be impressing LJ.
  10. I’d argue he has been but his injuries have played a massive part in his lack of minutes. Now he has this contract situation which I am positive is affecting his minutes. 1st season - making a division jump made 34 appearances in the league with over 1800 minutes which is the equivalent to over twenty 90 min matches 2nd season - 24 appearances 14 starts but missed 21 games with ankle surgery. So won the starting job, injured and worked back into a starter 3rd season - 31 appearances and missed 10 due to injury. 19 starts and a regular starter before the injury So yea think his minutes is down to his injuries not particularly LJ. He is a much more regular starter than Eliasson and I reckon Elisson would get the popular vote on here. I think LJ rates Callum very highly but frustrated with this contract situation(much of it on CODs part) and frustrated he can’t count on him for seemingly more than 10 starts at a time.
  11. It seems each of LJs full seasons here our style changes. Not a positive or negative just a thought. Perhaps due to the amount of change we get within our squad each season. For sure think we look to hit channels early and often this year to get us up the pitch quicker. Similar to crosses, this comes as a % game. A lot of times it won’t come off leading to teams regaining possession quicker. Not against it per se but also think once/if we get to full strength and gelling that may change yet again.
  12. First was his fault in the build up. Called off Baker for a header and he lost it leading to the attack. From my angle Baker wins it and danger done but TM took responsibility by calling him off and lost his battle. A mistake. Maybe his only of the match but mistakes at this level cost you more often than not. He makes one or two a game. Kalas and Baker are that good because they make mistakes 1 every 2-3 games. That is the difference. Moore is growing for sure but he doesn’t have much more time to cut these out before Kalas and Williams are ready.
  13. Honestly think he needed to stay on loan. He is so raw not having come through an academy. He basically has half a season of organised football in his life whereas everyone he is playing with has been in a setup for 10 years or more. You can see the quality he has though. The vision for passes. The way he glides on the ball. He just lacks the experience of when and where to make plays. Also lacks instinct in the box. He may be a career winger because of this
  14. Yea such a weird rule because TM could argue he has to head it not knowing if a mate is keeping him on. If BA is not there he doesn’t have to try and head away.
  15. Started in a weird shaped 442 and ended more 3142. Last season we were 451 a lot and people called it boring and wanted more attacking football. Well that is what happens when you go more at teams. They get more chances. Thought both sides were dangerous and considering they were closer to full strength that we were that is a decent result and entertaining to watch. With a more competent lineman reckon we see that out
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