Today Dier was DIRE !
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I have good memories of Toby and Jan doing that (but successfull) on their prime. Dier will never have the quality of them and in fact he's a very average player, I've seen more from Foyth that from him.He also doesn’t seem to be able to judge probability of situations, couple of moments tonight where he rushed out to get tight and challenge for a ball only to get spun and dragged out the game. This is against plumbers and train engineers.
It’s weird as I remember thinking he looked good after lock down before the sheffield game, he seems to be back to his old self but the CB version.
dont mind him for the squad and I absolutely love the guy but I don’t want him to be our first choice CB.
Does this belong here or...?
I think woodhouse is a VERY jealous and bitter person. Can’t believe he shares my birthday.
He spends too much time having a pop at More talented/successful people who have worked hard to be where they are. It’s possible that those shots to the head he’s received as a boxer has removed his ability to acknowledge CONTEXT.
Well it's a form of self defence.You wonder why anyone is a builder.
All they seem to do is moan about how everyone else has it so good and "wouldn't know a days work if it hit them".
If other jobs are so much easier and more lucrative it makes you wonder why they don't do it.
Well it's a form of self defence.
There is a fair amount of resenment among blue collar workers in general that I think stems from the way they are judged and patronized by people with more 'prestigious' jobs.
If they could make the same amount of money doing nothing sitting at a desk all day, I'm sure they would, but it's (in my humble opinion of course) mostly a lack of opportunity in the teenage and child years that leads to the lack of skills and education required to attain these jobs.
Everyone has a right, and should, take pride in their profession, regardless of what it is. Nurses do the same towards doctors - they always moan about how nurses do all the hard work, take care of the patients' material and emotional needs yada yada. Yet subconsciously I think we all know that doctors really are a bit more important due to their skill set.
Personally I don't know if I could build shit all day. I just don't have the patience or fortitude.
I'm laughing, but I agree with every word you said here.In football people talk a lot about belief - self-help language, etc. But the opposite could also be a problem. Some of our players should have less belief in themselves.
For example, why did Eric Dier take that free-kick?
Honestly, I think all of our CBs are fucking useless for the level we aspire to. I know people are publicly masturbating over this Bale deal, and talking about titles, but we are going nowhere with these guys. I wouldn't mind but you don't have to lash out £75m to get a good CB. We could have bought two significant upgrades for £50m or so. Guys that can actually move.Ben Davies used to play safe on the left; if we were still playing with asymmetrical FB's, I´d agree with you that Dier would be just fine as a backup to Toby - as a LCB that in possession becomes the central defender of a back 3 (Jose has been playing them together, which in my opinion is a mistake). Anyway, things have changed when we signed Reguilón. I´m not so sure about Toby anymore - let alone Dier.
To make things worse, the goal we conceded today was initially Sanchez fault - he made a mistake, they got a corner. Second goal in two games from set-pieces - even though we had Eric Dier, who was supposed to help us in the air, in both games.
Still defensively our biggest issue is not putting enough pressure on the oppo higher up the pitch.Honestly, I think all of our CBs are fucking useless for the level we aspire to. I know people are publicly masturbating over this Bale deal, and talking about titles, but we are going nowhere with these guys. I wouldn't mind but you don't have to lash out £75m to get a good CB. We could have bought two significant upgrades for £50m or so. Guys that can actually move.