Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by RedMachine03, Dec 2, 2017.
At Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground
Kick off at 12:30pm
Live on MUTV
Largie, Mengi, Traore and Bernard are starting.
Wolves's danger man is probably the number 10 Perry who is England youth international.
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And obviously number 9 Samuel who is also England youth.
Looks a bit disjointed so far. Ramazani did well so far on his first start.
1-0 for Wolves after Greenwood lost the ball on the half-way line.
He just proved that by scoring Wolves's second goal. Good pace to get past Mengi and good finish.
3-0 to Wolves so far but a strange game. We've had most of the possession and chances.
Traore looked good in the time he was on. Physically imposing and good on the ball.
3-2 now, 2 mins to go.
Offensively United look good - but they have a lot to learn defensively. Our central defenders looked shaky, at best.
Hardly surprising given its the first U18s start for both CBs and they were up against Samuel who's probably one of the toughest strikers to deal with at this level.
Strange match, United dominated for long periods but Wolves scored two quick goals against the run of play due to defensive mistakes midway through the first-half which seemed to knock the stuffing out of United for a while, understandable as with the game kicking off more than an hour late they knew 15 minutes into the game they had to win by three clear goals to progress in the tournament.
Probably deserved at least a point on the performance in the last 20 minutes, in fact they did more than enough to win.
Traore after a shaky start grew into the game and looks a powerful addition.
Yeah Traore looks like he can be a straight starter for this team. Puigmal and Galbraith gonna have a hard time especially when it seems that Levitt is given a nod over them recently.
The Puigmal situation is strange. He's only played one official game in midfield right? The other times he played out on the wing?
With Traore finally getting his International clearance it'll be interesting to see how Kieran McKenna sets them up in midfield if we play 4-3-3 in the FAYC next Wednesday, James Garner and Aidy Barlow seem nailed on for two of the places, then it's eeny meeny miny moe for the last place.
I think the midfield has looked most balanced in the games where we've had Garner and Levitt as the cm partnership so it will be interesting to see how we set up and whether we really go for it with Barlow as 1 of the cms and Baars, Gomes and Chong ahead of them or if we sacrifice width by having Barlow as 1 of the 3 attacking midfielders and solidify the centre of midfield. We have a ridiculous set of options across the whole of the midfield so will be interesting to see how we set up.
I know there's a few lads out injured at the minute but there's going to be a few talented players that aren't even going to get a place on the 5 man substitute bench for the FAYC tie @ Derby County, apart from the money who'd be the Manager ?!
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