It'll take him some time to settle and get used to a back four I guess, but I can't help but feeling he's a downgrade from KWP (who is also younger and homegrown)
I'm sure you see the irony in the second half of this post.....
The connotations of "I thought....." is definitely lost on you though.
Woww... is the memory limited to past 24 hours really??Aurier is the better player imo...
I find commentaries can be useful actually, you can get the jist of whether a team is playing well, certainly, and maybe an individual player if the commentators focus on them. Both commentators rinsed MD for his first-half display and then praised him for making a few useful blocks and better positioning in the second half. That does tell me something. Would I rather be at a match watching in person? Yes, that would tell me more. But it's more useful to hear thoughts of experienced observers watching the game then readings posts like "he's shit, sell him" (not true of your own posts, I must say) after a handful of games.
Aurier is better than people are giving him credit for. I'm
Of course, and no harm done. It's a game of opinions, naturally, and I could have phrased my original post better, making it clear I was listening to/reading something rather than guessing entirely
I'm just suspicious of this narrative developing already that MD is a flop. I have actually watched every home league match so far this season bar last night (refused to pay £15 PPV, basically) and from what I've seen he's been underwhelming but he's not quite a dud either.
My view on Aurier has always been more positive than those held by most of those on here anyway. He's really not at all a bad player. Just a little erratic.
Yes definitely. I would rank Aurier a bit ahead of MD at the moment. Just wouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater. MD can play a role (we have a lot of games, esp potentially) and there's a lot of room for him to get better.Our actual opinions are similar in regard to both players.
hard one to call, it's not been a great start but the team as a whole has struggled in a few games, we've done well to nick a couple of results.
I'm willing to give him time, if all he does is provides motivation for Aurier than it's not a bad thing. There are so many games this season we're gonna have to scrape through a few. I hope he gets better, not unreasonable to give him a bit of time.
I get the logic, but is it really wise to switch systems just let him revert to type rather than persist with his development.....?
It's not only his position.
Currently switching to 5-2-3 would benefit many other players -
- Regulion - with role more focused on bombing up and down we would play to his strengths and we all saw what kind of pace and delivery he has in him!
- Davies - when we switch to 3 at the back we could use Davies as a LCB which might even be his best position
- Rodon - if we decide against playing both of them together, it could create Rodon chance to get some playing time. Always easier to get used to league in 3 CB line
And in terms of team benefit -
- Sissoko- his best position for the team is ... well on the bench. Hjoberg and NDombele/Lo Celso pairing with support of dynamic fullbacks should be much more efficient than Sissoko, taking 10 touches and pointing fingers around. I honestly believe that positive impact we will get from larger role of Doherty/Aurier + Regulion being in more advanced role + additional defensive presence of 3rd CB would far outweigh Sissoko impact in the middle.
And if we need more contribution in midfield area, and Lo Celso becomes fit, we could also use 5-3-2 with Son and Kane combining in forward line...
532 suits a certain line up, but we don't look good playing it.
I actually wouldn't mind us trying it out in the EL just to see how it can benefit Doherty and Reguilon as well as seeing how the likes of GLC and Ndombele adapt.
Keeps Son and Kane central too which allows Kane to drop deeper.