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…equates to no width on our left meaning Shrewsbury’s right back having an easier game than he should have had and us only able to effectively attack down the right. 
 

About eight forwards competing for three places and no left back in the squad. Shocking!

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Makes us very predictable out wide but also trying to play it out from the back with two right footers in the middle and another at LB - one centre half and our left back both having to cut inside gives the opposites less space to have to close down and makes it easier for them to win the ball back. If we’re wedded to playing out from the back then we need the right players there

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18 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 

Palmer's done nothing wrong


He nearly scored again today

Palmer’s a great player and one of my favourites but he’s a right back. He should’ve been competing with Hunt at right back and we should’ve brought in two leftbacks able to compete at this level. 

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I'm assuming Brown was injured as he wasn't even on the bench? If he wasn't, that's mystifying. Palmer is dreadful, especially going forward, and in a game where we were expected to be on the front foot I'd have preferred Johnson on the left rather than him if Brown wasn't available. 

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EVERY SINGLE TIME Palmer went down the wing, they were constantly trying to show him outside, it’s hardly rocket science.

 

I genuinely do wonder what Brown did to get dropped. We should drop Hunt, put Palmer on the right and play Brown at left back.

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43 minutes ago, TrickyTrev said:

EVERY SINGLE TIME Palmer went down the wing, they were constantly trying to show him outside, it’s hardly rocket science.

 

I genuinely do wonder what Brown did to get dropped. We should drop Hunt, put Palmer on the right and play Brown at left back.

Spot on.

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3 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 

Palmer's done nothing wrong


He nearly scored again today


You are right, he hasn’t done anything wrong.

 

As a RB filling in at LB he’s doing brilliantly. But we need a left-footed LB. Brown and/or Johnson have to be tried, to see if it improves our balance and threat up the left.

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3 hours ago, beswetherick said:

Makes us very predictable out wide but also trying to play it out from the back with two right footers in the middle and another at LB - one centre half and our left back both having to cut inside gives the opposites less space to have to close down and makes it easier for them to win the ball back. If we’re wedded to playing out from the back then we need the right players there


Your last sentence is key.

 

If we are going to play slowly and calmly out from the back we can’t use 4 right-footers. 
 

 

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One has to be left footed and ideally it needs to be the left back imo.

 

You can't do overlaps when you've got two right footers and it narrows our play, which is far from ideal in a 4231 system. 

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