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General Discussion / I hope Fulham practice taking corner kicks.
« Last post by The Swan on Today at 08:46:26 PM »
Our corner kicks are a waste of time. We often can't clear the first defender.


We need someone  who can get the ball into the penalty area every time. We have a few big players who could make a difference if only


the ball was delivered correctly. When West Brom hit the corner that they scored from I could not believe that Betts failed to catch the ball or at least punch it well clear. Come on Scotty get our corner kick takers to practice , practice and more practice.
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General Discussion / Re: Fredricks
« Last post by SP on Today at 08:37:29 PM »
Should've been a red card for el Gazi's head butt on his own player?
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General Discussion / Fredricks
« Last post by Fernhurst on Today at 08:18:31 PM »
Getting pelters from the Villa fans this evening..... losing it a bit over one small stamp!
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General Discussion / Re: NFR:Repair Shop
« Last post by spikey norman on Today at 07:45:59 PM »
It is a good watch at times.  However, I can remember the times when there were repair shops on every high street and they would have a go at repairing most anything.  Shepherd's Bush market used to be one of my favourite weekend places to visit - so many different repairers and places to visit to learn DIY.
I lived top end of Hammersmith Grove in the 60's and 70's where it met Goldhawk Road so went to Shepherds Bush  market regularly so remember many of the old stalls.
Do you remember Zippy's in Goldhawk Road by the market entrance which made the first burger I ever had as a 9 year old.
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General Discussion / Re: Danny Murphy on talksport
« Last post by Milo on Today at 07:37:20 PM »
Cairney noticeably being played further upfield. It’s Arter/Reed that is now collecting the ball from the back.
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General Discussion / Re: NFR:Repair Shop
« Last post by toshes mate on Today at 07:35:28 PM »
It is a good watch at times.  However, I can remember the times when there were repair shops on every high street and they would have a go at repairing most anything.  Shepherd's Bush market used to be one of my favourite weekend places to visit - so many different repairers and places to visit to learn DIY.
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General Discussion / NFR:Repair Shop
« Last post by spikey norman on Today at 07:31:09 PM »
What a lovely uplifting sometimes emotional  series of this is.
Shows what fantastic craftsman we have in this country.Just amazing how they can restore items to their former glory especially when it means so much to people.

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General Discussion / Re: Danny Murphy on talksport
« Last post by toshes mate on Today at 07:28:46 PM »
The new rule introduces many more options for teams to exploit.  Since the change I have seen decoy movement suggesting a short passes when the actual kick has been over the top of everyone to a player who was in his own half at the time of the kick but has gained several metres on the nearest defender when the ball reaches them.  I have been disappointed with our set pieces this season across the board and I certainly think they can be a lot more creativity and thought put into all of them.  Corners, Throw-ins, Free kicks, Goal kicks are all opportunities to do something different every time.  Why we cannot get corners right is beyond me.  You may only get away with a variation once but that is all you need. 
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General Discussion / Re: Danny Murphy on talksport
« Last post by General on Today at 07:06:57 PM »
Seems like a sensible alternative comment from Murphy. Why not have out midfield collect the ball and start the play. Makes more sense then our back four just passing it along their line repeatedly waiting for a solution.
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General Discussion / Re: Expected to slip up
« Last post by Matt10 on Today at 06:43:51 PM »
isn't the 17 shots, only 6 on target partly to do that those chances largely are with a lot of bodies between us & the goal, something that wouldn't be a factor if we transition quicker into attacking positions? We moved the ball quicker by far under Slav & this IMO is a better side than he had to work with. However as you've said - 6 shots on target as a result of 69% possession isn't good enough & I'm not entirely sure that isn't a bi-product of the over-slow build up, the corners from Knockaert are unforgiveable though & he needs to improve delivery or pass those duties onto someone who can beat the 1st man.

I think that's a good point, but I believe Parker does not want to isolate Mitro like that - because that will most likely happen. He stated in the match reaction that we changed how we played after conceding against West Brom:

“We turned the game into a bit of a basketball match. We go back to front very early with 50-50 balls all of a sudden, whereas before that I felt we controlled the game and it was on our terms.

“If you are going to pump the ball up to Mitro [Aleksandar Mitrovic] who’s got two men around him, there’s only a 50-50 chance he’s going to win it, so that was a disappointment.”

The thing is, I believe we've attacked in varying tempos in multiple matches. It's just that when you see stats of 70+% possession, the assumption is we just pass the ball around in non-threatening spots. If I'm not mistaken, the 4th goal against Millwall was pretty direct play. I'm sure there have been others. If we can ensure a variety of tempos like we have been, the opponents will be left to play a guessing game. It's definitely exciting to watch - and hopefully more can continue to get on board with it. At the end of the day, goals are the deciding factor for any system to be deemed successful - and we need to get more of them.

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