Does anyone here really have doubts about Yakubu? It's no coincidence that he is scoring because we are not playing long ball , hit-and hope football. Granted the goal last night may contradict what I've just been saying, but the rest of his goals have more or less been because we have been playing football on the floor and setting up chances that play to Yakubu's strength.
Trevor Thompson, Posted 13/12/2007 at 16:12:45
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1 Posted 13/12/2007 at 20:38:21
2 Posted 13/12/2007 at 20:41:44
Against Sunderland, the tactic of playing the long ball was working, therefore we continued.
In the past we would relentlessly continue to play the long ball despite it not working. I can rememeber watching a game at Goodison where we played the long ball continuously to Joe Max Moore for 90 mins with a 6?5 defender marking him!
3 Posted 13/12/2007 at 20:53:18
4 Posted 13/12/2007 at 20:56:21
5 Posted 13/12/2007 at 21:47:55
Badger said Sunderland, not Fulham.
It can´t be coincidence we´re scoring for fun. But i think Pienaar is the reason. A better version of Osman.
6 Posted 13/12/2007 at 21:53:40
I believe this season is notable for two changes in the team and possibly Moyes psyche.
One we no longer go out and defend a one goal lead, a mark of Moyes earlier years and two we have a plan B if A is not working.
Coupled to this is the arrival of a genuine goal scorer (Yak) a second play maker Pienaar and Moyes realisation that Phil x 2 both should be banned from the midfield.
Osman, Cahill and Carsley are playing the best football of their careers. Lescott and Yobo are as good as any pairing in the EPL and we have a fine Goal Keeper.
When Baines is fit and we find a true over lapping right back who knows what we could do.
7 Posted 13/12/2007 at 22:17:24
Long ball? - if they are playing up the field to compress the midfield to combat our superior passing and movement, they must leave room for the likes of AJ, Yak and Tim to exploit. Its a variation, and let’s hope we never live to see it become plan A again, but two quite different goals to win a quarter final speaks a lot for our team.
8 Posted 13/12/2007 at 23:05:02
9 Posted 14/12/2007 at 08:48:47