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Wolves 2-3 West Ham: Verdict Thread

Del Woppio

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I think RAN was blowing out of his arse tbh, nothing more than that.

Was one of Jose's better games, his hold up play was generally decent and he did get into a couple of decent positions, but I wouldn't pay two million for him, never mind twenty. Vitinha always impresses me tbh, he's a lovely footballer. I think if we had a genuine ball winning DM, we could look great in a narrow 433
 

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The last 20 mins or so we basically just played with all the players in a straight line. No one was dropping into spaces to receive the ball. Was very easy to defend against.
 

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The last 20 mins or so we basically just played with all the players in a straight line. No one was dropping into spaces to receive the ball. Was very easy to defend against.
Which was infuriating, because the one time Fabio peeled off and Neto actually made a defense splitting pass, we scored.

Vitinha was buzzing about and was constantly looking up to pass the ball forward, but just didn't have any movement ahead of him, so he ended up having to go sideways instead.
 
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Vininha looks a good prospect player, he has more than looked up for the quality of the Prem, so I would be looking to sign him. With Jonny out and despite liking glimpses of RAN, I'd maybe be looking to not make his deal permanent and instead look to push that towards an alternative lwb/lb.

If it's clear he is developing and improving in training though I obviously trust that if they go ahead.

On the rest of the game I actually thought Traore looked much better fitting into the overall style of the poor retention and recycling of possession yesterday, does anyone have any stats for him or have I imagined that? I get that is basics, but feel like they were basics you don't always get from him, superb from him for the assist.
 

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It's all very well to say that it's individual errors that are costing us, but there has to be some correlation involved. The setup is leaving certain players exposed and this puts them under pressure for long enough that they make mistakes and get punished.
 

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It's all very well to say that it's individual errors that are costing us, but there has to be some correlation involved. The setup is leaving certain players exposed and this puts them under pressure for long enough that they make mistakes and get punished.
There's merit in that, but I don't think it applies yesterday.
Donck didn't fail to trip Lingard up, Semedo didn't get outskilled by Lingard on the goal line and Patricio didn't let a fairly weak shot in at the near post because there wasn't 3 centre halves
 
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I was more thinking of the two CMs roaming forwards too often leaving huge gaps in front of the defence. Every goal started with exploiting that.
 

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I was more thinking of the two CMs roaming forwards too often leaving huge gaps in front of the defence. Every goal started with exploiting that.
Yep, the mentality rather than the formation is what doesn't make sense to me.

We could have a more adventurous mentality with 343 but we don't, and we could have a less adventurous mentality with 4231, but we don't.