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Offline GJB

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2019, 07:24:52 PM »
I was at the game today and Mawson seemed comfortable playing at RCB and had a very impressive 90 minutes IMO. I wouldn't complain if our back 4 today that played the majority of the game started against Barnsley. Ream, Christie, Odoi are then good enough as substitutes in the Championship.

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2019, 07:54:34 PM »
Mawson and Le March looked good today

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2019, 07:56:54 PM »
Good to hear .Im glad that mawson played there and played well same again against west ham would be a good boost .

Still would like another centre half even on loan


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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2019, 09:01:20 PM »
Sorry - Ream is a busted flush.  Too slow and 'enjoyed' a Prem season last year in that he was woeful.  He mostly played because we had no one else.

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2019, 11:45:44 AM »
anyone who wants to rely on MLM as our right sided CB for anything more than five or so games is going to be disappointed.

He's not horrible but his passing isn't good enough for our style of football IMO. We lose possession in dangerous areas far too often because of MLMs mistakes.
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These points are both correct imo.
To me it is irrelevant saying a player should be able to play both sides at CB.

We have tried it and it has failed. End of.

We need a RCB as partner to Mawson at LCB.
We have enough cover due to injuries in MLM and Odoi.

But we need a CB pairing to have a chance of going up AND staying up.

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2019, 12:06:48 PM »
We are Fulham Football Club, we are owned by one of the richest owners in European football not just English football, we do not have to put up with second best and neither do we have to rely on the likes of Ream, Odoi, MLM,  and Christie in defence,
Cardiff and Brentford have already demonstrated that you don't need to spend a fortune to strengthen your defence, indeed if we are very shrewd and bring in a couple of Premier League U23's we can do it for very little, Chelsea had some quality youngsters out on loan last season and hopefully this is something we are looking to do,
Get Alex McCarthy in on loan from Southampton and two decent defenders and we will be almost unstoppable,
Would be a terrible mistake if we stopped now.


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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2019, 12:14:54 PM »
anyone who wants to rely on MLM as our right sided CB for anything more than five or so games is going to be disappointed if they want promotion.

Agree wholeheartedly, always try's his best but we need a major upgrade in that position. .
Fast, tall, quick thinker required.

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2019, 12:23:08 PM »
anyone who wants to rely on MLM as our right sided CB for anything more than five or so games is going to be disappointed if they want promotion.

Agree wholeheartedly, always try's his best but we need a major upgrade in that position. .
Fast, tall, quick thinker required.

Has Parker started MLM at RCB in pre-season, or shown any sign of playing him at RCB, or was that just a suggestion to solve the problem created by someone on this forum? MLM is a left-sided centre back and it would be silly to try and mould him into a RCB when we have (Right-footed) Mawson who can play there as illustrated yesterday against Premier League opposition. 

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2019, 12:31:43 PM »
anyone who wants to rely on MLM as our right sided CB for anything more than five or so games is going to be disappointed if they want promotion.

Agree wholeheartedly, always try's his best but we need a major upgrade in that position. .
Fast, tall, quick thinker required.

Has Parker started MLM at RCB in pre-season, or shown any sign of playing him at RCB, or was that just a suggestion to solve the problem created by someone on this forum? MLM is a left-sided centre back and it would be silly to try and mould him into a RCB when we have (Right-footed) Mawson who can play there as illustrated yesterday against Premier League opposition.

Pre-season it seems Mawson played as RCB against Cambridge and Brighton, while MLM played as RCB against Burnley.

MLM played as RCB last season against ManUtd, Everton, Bournmouth and Cardiff (Three Clean Sheets). :wow:


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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2019, 01:04:49 PM »
There are few rules and regulations to coaching and managing a football team other than those affecting registration and availability after demeanour(s) which lead to sanctions of a very different kind. 

There is nothing to stop team selections cutting against 'the known' in preference to seeking answers about 'the unknown'.  How is utility found if it isn't via trial and error via both the question 'What do you think?' and the answer 'I'll give it a go'. especially at those times when results are not the most important things to grapple with.  And it would seem, quite often in life, an answer doesn't come with the first try or the first permutation but via exploration of the multitude of possibilities that experiment invites.  You keep trying until you find something that works, and then you rationalise why it works so that the next step - improving upon it - is less risky to accommodate.  The substance and purpose of playing people to preference best works when participants are aware of what will not work and needs to be avoided.

This season we have been blessed with a period of trial and error which offers everybody a good chance of sorting dilemmas that would otherwise take place during vital points accumulating atmospheres where the game of catch up occurs.   If SP is happy with his current defensive unit then I am sure TK will already know.  If he isn't then I am sure TK would know that too.  One thing is sure however and that is the simple fact that 'it will do' is not good enough.

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2019, 01:06:17 PM »
What concerns me about MLM is that he cannot tackle, certainly not to the standard required, so we can do a lot better, and I hope we find somebody before the window closes

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
Really hope mawson and ream stay fit looking like as good as partnership as we have had in a good while.


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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2019, 10:26:03 PM »
Mawson was very good tonight

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Re: Right sided centre back
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2019, 10:33:08 PM »
CB of Ream and Mawson is well above average for this division