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  1. Thats what was said, not sure what’s right or wrong but the team do look fitter now whatever the reason.
  2. Think it’s idealistic to think that a team can start every game the same. Think it’s naive to think that that’s not what most teams try to achieve (ie a high tempo), but in reality it’s not that simple. For example, I think it would be both foolish and defeatist to say to a team before the game: “today lads I think we should start with a slow-tempo (both with or without the ball)” I don’t think either our players or management would be competing at their level if this was their philosophy. Come on - it’s not a v thought out article
  3. We got a player on our hands!

    He’s no Gerrard, but neither was the likes of Waddle or Scholes (to name a few)!
  4. We got a player on our hands!

    Depends on whether the opposition are breaking and the midfielder (or other players) is behind play, amongst other things. You can’t always aggressively press - that would mean you could lose shape at important times in the game. My point is, Reach is better at breaking things down (either tracking back or reading the game from a solid formation) rather than one-on-ones (from an almost standing point), or in the tackle. My observation is Reach is not rapid over the first 5-10 yards, but is quick once he gets his legs going. Hence why he’s better at breaking things down than the rest.
  5. We got a player on our hands!

    When considering the SWFC players who previously had the most assists (i.e. Brunt & Antonio ) and whilst considering those players' were playing in a Championship that wasn't as competitive as it is today, I would argue that if Reach goes on to progress like those before him then we will be talking about him, in terms of his career, in a far greater regard than Buxton (no disrespect).
  6. We got a player on our hands!

    Stats again to back up opinion/observation - well done sir!
  7. We got a player on our hands!

    Indeed - facts v's opinions!
  8. We got a player on our hands!

    So was it just Reach in defence in those games? Did Lees play in them? And if so, what does your theory say about him as a defender? My point is, Reach is not a defender but he grafts hard and reads it well and can often break down play. He adds something to our defensive work as well as going forward - this cannot he said for every midfielder.
  9. We got a player on our hands!

    Reach reads the game v well and was excellent at times breaking attacks down (box-to-box work) when he was doing the wing-back role under CC. From a standing start one-on-one he’s not good and he’s not strong in 50/50’s granted - but as a tracking back midfielder he doesn’t shirk his responsibility!
  10. We got a player on our hands!

    I totally disagree - relatively good age, creates chances and can do excellent work both defensively and going forward. If he can just improve his goal scoring stats, he’ll be almost (not strong in the tackle) the complete midfielder.