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Offline FulhamStu

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2020, 08:50:16 AM »
Ream has been really badly effected by the lockdown, don’t know why, maybe his age but he is now on the decline and should not be starting, what a shame we lost Kongolo.  I would play 3-5-2 with
Odoi and MLM either side of Hector and Bryan and Christie as wing backs,  3 in midfield, say Reed, Arter and Cairney and 2 upfront, say Cav and BDR.  If Ream is still considered better then MLM then I would play the same way and start working now on replacing both Ream and MLM for next season.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2020, 10:53:11 AM »
That's what a 'managers, manager' does, stick by players even though their present form is well below par. Ream's confidence seems low. He's having to think about what to do. This is similar to before he became a 'hero'.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 11:31:50 AM »
That's what a 'managers, manager' does, stick by players even though their present form is well below par. Ream's confidence seems low. He's having to think about what to do. This is similar to before he became a 'hero'.

For two years?


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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2020, 12:06:21 PM »
Ream can´t play 2 games in a week. His recovery seems to take all week. His legs have gone. He tries hard but he is now not quick enough to react.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2020, 08:55:49 PM »
Ream's confidence seems low.

You may be right.

And yet I thought it was to his credit that he didn't seem to let the bad start affect him. He played okay from the second-minute onwards. I may be wrong, but my impression is that he won pretty much every aerial duel he contested thereafter. And I don't know of an opposition centre-back in this league who takes responsibility for passing the ball out of defence along the ground as consistently as Ream. Yesterday was no different. In typically undemonstrative fashion, he showed character.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2020, 08:59:46 PM »
You all have to be joking about MLM

He was roasted more on here than the Christmas turkey that my sister burnt to a cinder because she is a vegetarian and doesn’t know how to cook meat


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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2020, 09:37:26 PM »
That's what a 'managers, manager' does, stick by players even though their present form is well below par. Ream's confidence seems low. He's having to think about what to do. This is similar to before he became a 'hero'.

Lol, don’t miss an opportunity to have a dig at Parker will you.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2020, 09:38:28 PM »
To those advocating a return of MLM, you must have short memories is all I can say.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2020, 09:51:06 PM »
To those advocating a return of MLM, you must have short memories is all I can say.

I am a big fan of Ream, but don't think it would be a bad idea if MLM replaces for a game so that he remains fresh/more rested till the end of the season.


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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2020, 10:03:59 PM »
A long time since MLM has played, if he starts be sure there is cover for him on the bench.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2020, 10:07:42 PM »
A long time since MLM has played, if he starts be sure there is cover for him on the bench.

MLM can start against Birmingham with Ream on the bench. If MLM cannot last the whole 90 minutes, surely Ream can replace him for the last 20-30 minutes.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2020, 10:29:00 PM »
Do we not have some young talent that could potentially step up to central defence?  We hear a lot about the attacking talent emerging from our youth ranks but less about defenders.

I only ask because if MLM is our only alternative to Ream then we are threadbare.



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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2020, 10:45:28 PM »
I'm so loathed to knock. But he does make more mistakes than he used to.
His or maybe Parker insistence of playing the ball out form the back is a disaste
waiting to happen. I think Tim wants to go back to the US and see out his career
so Fulham should let him do so. He was magnificent in our promotion season.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2020, 10:55:12 PM »
Has to be dropped for Birmingham!

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2020, 01:37:32 AM »
What games has MLM played poorly at his preferred position of centre-back apart from ManUtd, Barnsley and Southampton? I would say Ream has played equally poorly in the last three games against weaker attacks.


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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2020, 02:19:49 AM »
Literally other than the goal we conceded, Ream didn't miss out on any tackles or aerial battles the rest of the way. After Odoi made the terrible crossfield ball, he didn't do it again and he had one of the best defensive performances on that left hand side. Christie made a bad touch that allowed them to cross the ball into Hugill, but since then he didn't make any other poor touches - and actually pressed forward both centrally and on overlaps.

If we keep judging our players based strictly on what they're doing when we score or concede, we'll run out of players to replace them with. Parker stuck with them, and it paid off as each made crucial plays throughout the pitch.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2020, 02:46:35 AM »
Literally other than the goal we conceded, Ream didn't miss out on any tackles or aerial battles the rest of the way. After Odoi made the terrible crossfield ball, he didn't do it again and he had one of the best defensive performances on that left hand side. Christie made a bad touch that allowed them to cross the ball into Hugill, but since then he didn't make any other poor touches - and actually pressed forward both centrally and on overlaps.

If we keep judging our players based strictly on what they're doing when we score or concede, we'll run out of players to replace them with. Parker stuck with them, and it paid off as each made crucial plays throughout the pitch.

Finally some God Damn common sense.

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2020, 03:24:46 AM »
Literally other than the goal we conceded, Ream didn't miss out on any tackles or aerial battles the rest of the way. After Odoi made the terrible crossfield ball, he didn't do it again and he had one of the best defensive performances on that left hand side. Christie made a bad touch that allowed them to cross the ball into Hugill, but since then he didn't make any other poor touches - and actually pressed forward both centrally and on overlaps.

If we keep judging our players based strictly on what they're doing when we score or concede, we'll run out of players to replace them with. Parker stuck with them, and it paid off as each made crucial plays throughout the pitch.

Finally some God Damn common sense.

You are correct, but we also wrote MLM with a couple of mistakes. Now, we have 9 games in a month and many are scared to bench Ream for probably the least difficult game left of the nine games.

MLM must play now, or accept that our CB backup for the playoffs has never played with Hector. This means we probably won't want to sub Ream in a playoff final with extra time after 100 mins even though we have 5 subs.
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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2020, 06:04:53 AM »
Literally other than the goal we conceded, Ream didn't miss out on any tackles or aerial battles the rest of the way. After Odoi made the terrible crossfield ball, he didn't do it again and he had one of the best defensive performances on that left hand side. Christie made a bad touch that allowed them to cross the ball into Hugill, but since then he didn't make any other poor touches - and actually pressed forward both centrally and on overlaps.

If we keep judging our players based strictly on what they're doing when we score or concede, we'll run out of players to replace them with. Parker stuck with them, and it paid off as each made crucial plays throughout the pitch.

Finally some God Damn common sense.

You are correct, but we also wrote MLM with a couple of mistakes. Now, we have 9 games in a month and many are scared to bench Ream for probably the least difficult game left of the nine games.

MLM must play now, or accept that our CB backup for the playoffs has never played with Hector. This means we probably won't want to sub Ream in a playoff final with extra time after 100 mins even though we have 5 subs.

I agree with that, absolutely. I think it's important to consider what will be needed in this "tournament". MLM starting over Ream would be a good move for the sake of depth and developing that connection with not only Hector, but also the midfielders. That's something that cannot be underestimated: Ream's ability to pass the ball. This is why I may lean towards Parker sticking with Ream and Hector from that aspect.

It's a tough call overall. I'm indifferent at this time to "Ream v MLM" as I don't think it's that theme at all. It just hasn't been seen yet what Hector-MLM would look like yet, because it's never been done :) .

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Re: Tim Ream
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2020, 08:00:37 AM »
You all have to be joking about MLM

He was roasted more on here than the Christmas turkey that my sister burnt to a cinder because she is a vegetarian and doesn’t know how to cook meat

Good for your sister, meat production can't keep up with population growth. If you want protein, you'll need to eat stuff like crickets, locust etc. Just think about it, stuffed locust for Christmas Dinner.