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About Kraschenbern

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  1. Wouldn't surprise me to see him go back to Holland as part of an exchange for that Becker lad.
  2. I find it baffling people would let him leave. He's been out a while obviously, but there is no reason he can't be fit and ready to go by August if he's not far off the match day squad now. If he gets back to 90% of the player he was he'd still be the best player at the club. We have missed him massively. And to replace him would cost millions. For me he's worth a year extension even if it's on 25k (allegedly) a week. To replace him would cost at least that in wages then probably 6 million in a fee. No brainer if he's approaching any kind of decent level of fitness.
  3. He misses Lee massively. I personally think he is vastly over rated by many on here. He slows us down to a pedestrian pace a lot of the time when we have the ball. His set pieces are woeful. No movement when we have a throw in. And he sits far too deep. We won't progress while ever he plays the role he currently is.
  4. Players like him make everyone around them better. He is class. And for me our best player since the 90s. He was exceptionally fit, so if he recovers I have no doubt he'll still be valuable to us. Hutchinson retired remember and look at him now. Just be patient and see what happens. To write him off already in my opinion is daft.
  5. Can't wait for the summer. Really need to rebuild. This lot have had their time and squandered it. Lower Mid table finish this season then look to next year. We're desperate for some fresh faces and ideas.
  6. Played for my county in my youth and two "centres of excellence" as they were known. Most of that as part of a back three too. But to be fair opinions are like arseholes. Maybe I am wrong. All I know is, in that situation, and when he backed off for the goal against West Brom, none of my former teams would have conceded. Maybe it's not his fault cos he's been told to play a certain way, fact is tho, his decision making without Looven's has gone to pot.
  7. I'm sorry, but he has been terrible this season. The fact he isn't comfortable on the ball is no excuse. He's a professional footballer, playing in arguably the fifth hardest league in Europe. He should be able to get his head up and either pick out a pass or go long. They may be coaching them to play out of defence, but they'll also be told if there is no option to clear their lines. If he can't play out from the back then drop him or sell him and get someone in who can. Hutch, as injury prone as he may be would suit the role ten times better. Getting a bit sick of Tom Lees now to be honest. With his experience and the fact he is captain he should be leading. He isn't. Time for a change.
  8. Dawson - 6 Palmer - 7 Lees - 5 Hector - 6 Pudil - 6 Penney - 6 Joey - 7 Onomah - 7 Reach - 8 FF - 8 Nuhui - 7 Basically the back five needs to be sorted out, cos the defending at times was appalling. The front five I thought all had good games until the last ten mins.
  9. This is the thing for me with Bannan, if he played at the top of a diamond, he could be incredible. I think you're right about him dropping deep, he, and the rest of the squad act like he's the only one who can find a pass. We have become an easy team to play when he is playing, cos you just push a midfielder onto him, and he spends a lot of time facing his own goal. With Pellupussy in the side, he doesn't have to play the deep role. And I think in some ways it may be stifling Joey too. There is a good footballer in there. And Dutch players are brought up on a short quick passing game. There is no reason he can't get the ball and find Bannan, or anyone else. He looked good tonight, cos we actually got to see him play a bit. I think Reach needs to play wide in a front three. I'd probably put him on the right and Fernando on the left. I'd play with a back four too, so we can play a midfield three of Joey, Bannan and Onomah.
  10. I'll get slated for this but I think we look a far more balanced team without Bannan. His insistence on coming deep for the ball creates a massive gap in the middle of the park. We pretty much played a diamond for a lot of the game with Fernando at the top and Reach and Onomah covering a lot of space. It meant they had far less time on the ball and we were playing twenty yards further up the pitch. If we can just get Banna to stop coming so deep he and the team as a whole would be more effective. In my opinion.
  11. He is 100% at fault for their second. With three CB's he can afford to close down the ball down in that situation. He backed off for at least ten yards, and was showing the player inside. Absolutely shocking. He needs dropping cos frankly he's way off the pace this season. I'm honestly fuming. Simple stuff this as well. Close the effing man down.
  12. I don't think we're far off a decent squad/side if everyone is fit.... Personally I'd go with this...... Wildsmith Hutch Lees Pudil Palmer/New RWB Reach/Penney Lee Bannan Joao Forestieri Hooper If we need to switch to 4-4-2 it would also be dead easy. Hutch just pushes into holding role and wing backs drop back. FF plays at top of a diamond, and Joao and Hooper make up the front two. Or 4-3-3 woud be an easier swich.
  13. So...... Lees on the left of a back three? You lost me there..... But I carried on for a laugh anyways. Get rid of Palmer, despite him being solid the other night? Get a RWB, yeah, but Palmer is an excellent option as cover at this level. I don't get the hate. He may be a bit off form but he is a very capable footballer that pretty much every other team in this division would be happy to have him in their squad. Then let's get to midfield.... Hutch is our midfield beast. If you're gonna play him in midfield then you need two creative players around him. Not a slightly bigger version of him next to him doing the same thing. We need Lee fit. Three in midfield will be Hutch holding with Bannan and Lee, which will be the best midfield in the league. As for up top. Joao and FF would work in a three, but not in a two. If you play FF in a two it has to be with Fletcher or Nuhiu. Joao is not a target man. Other than that I agree.
  14. Yeah, maybe he was better going forward than defending. But he had no end product whatsoever. Very few assists and never scored to the best of my knowledge. So if going forward is his "strength".... 1.6million is good business on our part.
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