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Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 pm
by Colly
Sanchino wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Muto looks intelligent, quick and nippy
<scratch>

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:44 pm
by Remember Colo
Despite some of my halftime complaints, I agree there were plenty of positives to take away. Won't repeat them because it'd mirror what others said - but I particularly agree that Muto looks to have some real pace.

Now that I have the number to back it up, Perez had 33 touches all match. Last among starters, and several of the subs who were on for a quarter of the time he was were well on their way to catching up. He needs to get more involved - the formation we play requires it.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:47 pm
by Don Sholeone
Colly wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Sanchino wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Muto looks intelligent, quick and nippy
<scratch>
<laugh> <laugh> <laugh>

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:50 pm
by Jaiston
Keep playing like that and we will be very safe from relegation, the key being still playing like that after the very tough opening 6 or so games and not losing any confidence.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:51 pm
by Colly
Need 3 points next weekend just to keep heads up.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:00 pm
by lassassinblanc
I have to mention as no one else has. Dubravka did keep the score down too. What an addition he has been.

Also glad Kane didn't break his August hoodoo

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:01 pm
by Heisen
This time last year we spent 90 minutes trying to contain them, this was much better.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 pm
by krully
Colly wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Sanchino wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Muto looks intelligent, quick and nippy
<scratch>
took me a moment <laugh>

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:21 pm
by Chappy
Unlucky not to get a draw. Thought we played well today. Kenedy, Ritchie and Dubravka stand out players for me today.

Just saw a clip on Twitter btw - Ritchie proper spat his dummy out after being subbed...

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:16 am
by Alfie
Thought we looked decent. Except Yedlin, absolute liability at the back. Can't mark, Dele Ali must of felt lonely all on his own most of the game.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:56 am
by Luque
Always nice to see 52000 enablers turn up.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:16 am
by Colly
Few empty seats at the top, suppose it was on the telly.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:16 pm
by TBC
More than just a few at the top, was quite surprising

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:54 pm
by Scalabrine
¿Any news about Yedlinny? <erk>

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:10 am
by Bodacious Benny
How did Clark do on Saturday? Do we think he'll be the preferred partner for Lascelles or will Schar be eased in?

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 am
by lassassinblanc
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:10 am
How did Clark do on Saturday? Do we think he'll be the preferred partner for Lascelles or will Schar be eased in?
Thought he done well, he still flies into challenges which is risky, think Schar will be eased in though yeah. Rafa did say that all the new signings would be as the other players know his method and work well within it.

Saying that giving the injury to Yedlin we could perhaps see a change to 3-5-2 for the Cardiff game

-------------------Dub----------
--------Schar--Lascelles--Clark---
-Rtichie----------------------------Dummett
------------Shelvey--Diame-----------------
-------------------Kenedy*--------------
-------------Perez*------Rondon--------

*Will play in free role dropping deep to create and build up play
Only danger with that would be Rtichie not being the greatest defender in the world, From seeing highlights he was also at fault for the Dele Alli goal as he left him to Yedlin.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 am
by Colly
If we are playing that wouldn't it make more sense to move Dummett inside and play Kenedy wing back? Very defensive otherwise against a team we should be aiming to take three points from.

That said I think I'd just bring Manquillo in and keep the same formation. I'd say start Rondon but that's actually quite harsh on Joselu who scored and would've had a fantastic assist had Kenedy not ballsed up that chance.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:49 am
by lassassinblanc
Yep true of course. I'd agree it would be harsh on Joselu he didn't actually have that bad of a game as you say scored and would have had an assist had Kenedy took his chance

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:55 am
by TJR
Colly wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 am
If we are playing that wouldn't it make more sense to move Dummett inside and play Kenedy wing back? Very defensive otherwise against a team we should be aiming to take three points from.

That said I think I'd just bring Manquillo in and keep the same formation. I'd say start Rondon but that's actually quite harsh on Joselu who scored and would've had a fantastic assist had Kenedy not ballsed up that chance.
I'd go with this as well. I don't think one game in is the time to start messing around with a tried and tested formation. Especially since we did well using it against Spurs and also towards the end of last season.

Giving our start of Spurs, Cardiff, Chelsea, Man City then Arsenal, the Cardiff game is our best chance at 3 points so definitely not the time to make unessacery and drastic tactical chnages which could potentially throw the game. I'd just bring in Manquillo or Sterry for Yedlin and otherwise go unchanged.

Re: Match day - NUFC v Spurs

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:26 am
by lassassinblanc
Benefits of my formation we don't have to play Manquillo