I thought Phil Neville had a good game yesterday, and not just because he scored the opening goal. He looks a lot better in possession to me when he plays there, I just hope Moyes thinks along these lines and strenghtens midfield over the summer so that we never have to rely on the Carsley/ Neville partnership in midfield when we play any of the top 4. I also hope he keeps him there for the Arsenal game next week, though I'm not convinced he will...
Danny Broderick, Posted 28/04/2008 at 14:44:24
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1 Posted 28/04/2008 at 18:58:01
have we not covered this topic a thousand times? We ALL agree Phil Neville is not a midfielder, but when did our opinions ever count?
2 Posted 28/04/2008 at 21:01:00
3 Posted 28/04/2008 at 21:35:06
I think a RB is a must buy in the summer
4 Posted 28/04/2008 at 23:59:59
Or our other defenders aimlessly hoof the ball to Villa’s defenders its not just him that gives it away
5 Posted 29/04/2008 at 00:25:16
Fernandes: 31 passes made completed 84%
Yakubu: 31 passes made completed 45%
There’s the three players distribution John. Neville’s distributon was one of the worst in the team yesterday.
He is one of our most sloppy players. Not getting away from it. People aren’t blind. He’s the first player we have in the team who hoofs.
6 Posted 29/04/2008 at 00:22:30
7 Posted 29/04/2008 at 00:51:26
Lescott only seems to hoof if he’s under pressure. If he’s not he tries to link with Pienaar or look for the inside pass to Osman or Fernandes.
Neville hoofs whether he’s under pressure or not. He just dinks it upfield whenever he can.
Its alot harder for Jagielka and Yobo playing centrally. They can’t link up with people and they can’t take to many risks so alot of the time the long ball is the only option.
Lee Carsley is a big reason we hoof the ball. Not because he does it but because he never tries to link up with his defense or support then when there looking for the short pass. Once we get two centre midfielders in who look for the ball the distribution as a whole will improve.
Fernandes is excellent at supporting his back four and Osman does a decent job aswell but Carsley just stands static and waits.
8 Posted 29/04/2008 at 03:12:42