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⁸MOTM

  • Team Effort

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None Deserved

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Forster

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Royal

    Votes: 18 23.1%
  • Romero

    Votes: 28 35.9%
  • Lenglet

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Davies

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Porro

    Votes: 7 9.0%
  • Hojbjberg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Skipp

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Son

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Richarlison

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kane

    Votes: 23 29.5%
  • Kulusevski

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Danjuma

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dier

    Votes: 1 1.3%

  • Total voters
    78

Bulletspur

The Reasonable Advocate
Match Thread Admin
Oct 17, 2006
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I loved the way that Emerson and Pedro owned the right side of the park, keeping Zaha and company at bay
 
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isaac94

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Jan 5, 2017
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harry or romero motm for me, emerson v good too, nice to have a mobile defender instead of Dier
 

cliff jones

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Aug 31, 2012
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Romero was fkin awesome

Good return by Emerson and combo with Porro

Kane played well too

Lenglet justified his selection ahead of Dier- hope he’s ok

The rest neither here nor there

The two CMs are sooo one dimensional

Credit to Ryan for a great call on Dier, and a few other tweaks- using Son’s pace to stop breakaways from our corners for eg
 

DannyNZ

Well-Known Member
Jul 3, 2017
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Forster not a lot to do.

Back three all played well, Romero really good, Emerson and Lenglet were good as well. Porro great cross and constant threat, Davies lots of effort but really poor in possession.

Skipp and Hojberg, worked hard but both largely irrelevant in transition.

Richarlison ran around without much impact, Son couple of moments and should have scored. Kane largely invisible until he scored and the solid second half.

Mason big credit for setting up the defence, this combo of Emerson, Romero and Lenglet looked a lot better, but the midfield still non existent and the front three largely fighting for scraps.

Romero MOTM closely followed by Emerson and Porro.
 

JimmyG2

SC Supporter
Dec 7, 2006
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Very Good (7+) Romero Kane Emerson
Good (7) Porro Lenglet Son Hojbjerg
Not bad (6+) Forster Davies Skipp Richarlison

Ryan Mason 7+ Perisic, Kulesevski and Dier on the bench

Moving the ball faster and pressing harder, good.
passing pretty poor overall.
Subs too late to evaluate. (as usual)
 

DenverSpur

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Sep 25, 2011
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Romero for me. So much better as CCB. Emerson and Kane were also very good. Son did some great defensive work which is a good sign. Porro did well, puts in good crosses but sometimes a little too greedy. The withering look Son gave him when he shot instead of playing Son in was priceless.
 

Gilzeanking

Well-Known Member
May 7, 2005
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5,144
Wonderful, the breath of fresh air having Mason (7) trying new ideas . The Dier/Lloris axis removed felt good, our elite dinosaur managers' folly at last departed.

Sonny's (5) role was interesting. He is prepared to run and was effective on counter-attack watch. However, his determination to avoid physical contact was marked I felt. There was one occasion with a bouncing ball near him where several times within a few seconds he hung back from getting the ball. The crowd showed their disappointment.

Also, he was trying his tricks, but seemed not to be able to accelerate away from defenders, so was unable to be effective, often caught on the ball. The one on one didn't work either. People seem confident that having him as an important part of our attack next season will be fine. At 31 in July I worry about this.

Richie(5) wasn't effective either. We keep waiting for him to bloom. With Kulu 6 months away from last good form we have a seriously misfiring front line. Kane(7) or his replacement will need to be at their best next year.

Anyway Son and Kulu's form departed this season, but the amazing Emerson (7) has gone the other way. Porro (7) showed signs of emerging good form so a couple of green shoots in a fairly dour encounter.

Romero(8) MoM...but our sputtering forwards(bar Kane) are a concern both now and long term.
 

kd2000

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Aug 29, 2012
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Romero for me. So much better as CCB. Emerson and Kane were also very good. Son did some great defensive work which is a good sign. Porro did well, puts in good crosses but sometimes a little too greedy. The withering look Son gave him when he shot instead of playing Son in was priceless.
Which is kinda ironic because Son is the biggest culprit for this
 

Monkey boy

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Jun 18, 2011
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17,380
I loved the way that Emerson and Pedro owned the right side of the park, keeping Zaha and company at bay

I’ll admit I didn’t watch the game today but the highlights I’ve seen both show Zaha almost scoring and then completely walking through our right side to set up a glorious chance for Eze?
 
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