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I like AW . I read a post the other day about how useless he was couldn’t do this or that . But like most players it’s confidence. IMO JH has been class the last couple of games. And ultimately it must come back to LJs lack of man management 

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I said on here a while ago about him in midfield. I thought his work rate worked well in there away at Wigan when LJ moved him deeper after 30 minutes.

Well not perfect in his final ball at times today, weird as he had 3 assists I know! But that work rate breaking from deep and being a very 'busy bee' in areas where the ball is rather than just running around up top not getting it. It really did get the best out of him.

Consistency is key now for Weimann and anyone else who plays well.

Last game he was more advanced and was not really wanting it in congested part of the pitch.

But today I thought he looked to be a bit deeper and more involved. I thought the balance was so good with him and Pato being such hard workers with Smith holding.

I think this system may suit us going forward. Those midfielders have to cover a lot of ground to protect defence but also support the 2 strikers. When you have such high work rate like Weimann and Pato, it suits them to have a heavy work load.

I was impressed by Weimann today. Never had a problem with him other than his bad performances like any player that plays badly!

I guess every game brings different challenges. He passed todays challenge as did many others. Very well played Andi.

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Johnsons sacking could be the start of Andi's revival in a new position. 

Just like Paterson though, he needs to be consistent. On their days, both players are excellent at this level. Both are far too inconsistent though. Up to now at least..  

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Might just be me but found him a little frustrating in possession today.

I think the fact we created more free-flowing chances throughout the game got him into positions to set up our goals today. 

In most games this season he didn't even have the opportunity to get into good attacking positions with the ball as he would run into blind alleys out wide.

His press was fairly good and his final ball was spot on for those three goals but i felt he could have been even better. 

I always feel like he needs someone close to him within the first couple touches to lay it off just so he doesn't lose the ball which he often has done this season.

I'm not gunna go head over heels after this performance because i think a team with a much more competitive midfield like a Preston/Swansea might not give him the time or space to do what he did today.

Lets see him get those crucial touches and layoffs and make the difference against the teams around us.

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17 minutes ago, ProfitInMyPocket said:

Might just be me but found him a little frustrating in possession today.

I think the fact we created more free-flowing chances throughout the game got him into positions to set up our goals today. 

In most games this season he didn't even have the opportunity to get into good attacking positions with the ball as he would run into blind alleys out wide.

His press was fairly good and his final ball was spot on for those three goals but i felt he could have been even better. 

I always feel like he needs someone close to him within the first couple touches to lay it off just so he doesn't lose the ball which he often has done this season.

I'm not gunna go head over heels after this performance because i think a team with a much more competitive midfield like a Preston/Swansea might not give him the time or space to do what he did today.

Lets see him get those crucial touches and layoffs and make the difference against the teams around us.

I agree, there were a few very frustrating moments.

But overall very good and i'd keep that set up with him a bit deeper like today. I hope he continues to play a bit like that.

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He's got the brain but not always the ability. Always guaranteed to put a shift in regardless.

Not sure he justified starting every week under LJ but the system suited him today.

 

 

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When he makes instinctive passes they tend to come off. Give him too much time and the result's different. 

However, the guy must run on fumes sometimes 'cause he doesn't stop running. If he can improve his tackling and passing ability then AW is a shoe-in as a CM in our resurrected 3-5-2. I'm just not convinced, yet, that we can play him and Pato against the better teams. One may have to make way for a holding midfielder who can tackle.

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Not a long term solution due his passing ability. 1st and 2nd were simple balls and wonder strikes but the 3rd was a poor pass the defender somehow decided to completely mess up.

On another day he gets 4 5 assists today and too many times his passing let's him down in good positions.

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10 minutes ago, Rossi the Robin said:

He did well today but I can’t see how it can be called an assist for Patos goal 

Them be the rules of an assist, hence why context is so important rather than a tick / one in a box.

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Think we can all agree that he’s rarely played at his best wide right.

He has had his moments centrally in different roles.

Delighted for him....and Wells.

He was very good today. Hope he keeps to that kind of level.

I think for that formation to work we need very high work rate in midfield to support both defence and attack.

We gained a lot from Weimann's running today.

I often wondered why LJ teams could have such high work rate players doing all they can with their running, Weimann, O'Dowda etc. Yet we'd still get dominated and not create anything.

Was it that the pressing was not as a team? I always thought because of the 17/18 season LJ knew all about pressing triggers etc.

But maybe he just knew one kind of way out of all the variations in systems and patterns etc to get them pressing as a team well.

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8 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

He was very good today. Hope he keeps to that kind of level.

I think for that formation to work we need very high work rate in midfield to support both defence and attack.

We gained a lot from Weimann's running today.

I often wondered why LJ teams could have such high work rate players doing all they can with their running, Weimann, O'Dowda etc. Yet we'd still get dominated and not create anything.

Was it that the pressing was not as a team? I always thought because of the 17/18 season LJ knew all about pressing triggers etc.

But maybe he just knew one kind of way out of all the variations in systems and patterns etc to get them pressing as a team well.

We didn’t drop our defensive line either meaning al, outfield players in touch with other.  Don’t know if you could hear but there were continuous shouts of “don’t drop, don’t drop”.  Not sure if that was sideline or on the pitch.  Anyone know?

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3 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

We didn’t drop our defensive line either meaning al, outfield players in touch with other.  Don’t know if you could hear but there were continuous shouts of “don’t drop, don’t drop”.  Not sure if that was sideline or on the pitch.  Anyone know?

I didnt hear that. Heard some other things and it's interesting how the players seem to react to the instructions being shouted. Probably can't hear them when there's thousands at the ground so a good advantage to have if the instructions are good ones.

I was impressed by how we dealt them without the ball today.

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