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Everything posted by PopePouri

  1. I'm happy for him. He was my main concern with Ottawa folding.
  2. His position is fine. He's not going to tuck inside closer to Thiago and he's not going over commit himself ahead of Perisic. He's also not going to drop because of the press.
  3. I've watched it multiple times and I still disagree. He was also the 6th highest up the pitch when Spurs won the ball and covering Sissoko during the press. The following happened first before Davies had to scramble: 1) Thiago and Kimmich was a step too late with the press. 2) Pavard wasn't strong in the tackle against Sessegnon 3) Kimmich is drawn to the ball and fails to track Eriksen 4) Martinez was ball watching and then goes to ground for no reason.
  4. Son was playing up front on the last man, and Phonz was given the opportunity to go forward more than Pavard, so I don't agree.
  5. Petrasso hasn't played RB for over a year. What is Wotherspoon doing at RW? Borges at CM?
  6. He's probably our best defender as well, so it's about balance. David on one end and Davies on the other.
  7. He's a permanent potential world class piece in our rather doggy backline. The problem is his combination of inexperience with the other inexperienced defenders like Cornelius and Laryea. And that can only solved by games and time, not talent. Also highlights the giant hole in CSA's development that we don't have a decent defender between the ages of 26-31. Also it suits our player pool and gives players like Tesho, Millar, potentially Tabla, Borges and Nelson an path to fight for the left wing spot. My hope is David gets better as an inside forward role, Cavallini up top and Hoilett playing on the right.
  8. Based on the limited sample size where Cornelius played LB for a few games with VWFC, I would rather we play Miller then.
  9. I can see someone like Dortmund or Leipzig taking a gander at that price.
  10. The US will wise up and add another body into midfield as a 4-3-3. So there's no point in playing a box and exposing our fullbacks, especially Miller who has been exposed in league play.
  11. I'm not really a fan of him playing out of position as a winger.
  12. I expect there will be a statement from the CSA soon.
  13. TBF, Davies wasn't that great on the wing when Cuba played here. I think he's still very one-dimensional on the wing and only seems to thrive during transition moments. Much like what happened against the US and when he played for Vancouver. But if it gets crowded through midfield, he lacks the ability to play well through the lines. Something Hoilett, David, Oso, Arfield do well enough. My opinion is with our dodge backline, if we have someone starting for Bayern Munich and challenging one of the best fullbacks in the world in Alaba for minutes, it makes more sense. We also have a ton of cover at DM if he bombs forward with Piette, Kaye, Hutch, and Eustaquio, possibly Fraser as well.
  14. Tactically he's grown leaps and bounds in such short amount of time. One major strength that hasn't been said is his ability to win aerial balls consistently due to his height and agility.
  15. Had a great tackle to stop a dangerous counter.
  16. They seem to have more faith in him that we expect. They could have brought Thiago or Tolisso into midfield and play Alaba, Pavard, Martinez, and Kimmich across the back four.
  17. Coman, Gnabry and Lewandowski are all on the pitch. He's at LB.
  18. I don't think we'll go with box midfield again but I hope we go for a double pilot again with the same types of players. Maybe a 4-2-3-1 with Arfield on the right, Davies on the left and Oso at 10.
  19. Maybe it's time to get a little more open minded that he can be really good (possibly world class) LB. He has all the physical tools, just needs more tactical understanding.
  20. He's not lighting up the scoring, but he's 3rd/4th with 5 assists. More than David.
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