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U23s - Manchester United vs Southampton

Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by RedMachine03, Feb 1, 2019.

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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    Southampton is third in the table (the top three teams are on the same points - 30), five points ahead of us.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Well, with all the players who've left on loan we'll see a much more interesting team. I expect Greenwood and Garner both to be involved maybe Williams too.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Wonder if Gomes is fit
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    kundalini Full Member

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    Kovar, Tanner, B.Williams, Ercolani, Bernard, Garner, Levitt, Gomes, Chong, Burkart, Greenwood

    subs: Fojticek, Olosunde, Traore, Barlow, Bohui
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    dutchred Full Member

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    is Laird injured?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Now, that team is more like what a United u23 team should look like. We'll no longer be solely relying on Gomes for creativity which is a burden off the team's shoulders. Happy to see Levitt in there as well, he's had a very good season and deserves the recognition. Defence is still a bit iffy but once Laird comes back we'll look a lot more solid.

    @dutchred yeah, Laird's been injured for a while, he can't be far off fit now though.
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    dutchred Full Member

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    thanks
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    O'Connor is the bigger miss for me.
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Spot on. O connor and Laird are the main misses. But other than that, that's the most talented team we can put out. That's what most of the reserves followers have been asking for, no?
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    Nicklas Full Member

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    Great team, is Greenwood done with the u18s now?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Yeah, a Williams - Ercolani - O’Connor - Laird defensive line is very good at that level.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Dangerous freekick to United.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    that is the reddest card for professional foul I have seen - nice ref :)
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Why was their outfield player setting up the wall?
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    The goalkeeper couldn't get a budget for it ? :)
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    Couple of poor free kicks but fairly decent attacking so far.
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Southampton so far defending deep and happy for us to have the ball. Nice little flick in there by Gomes.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Chong has a tendency to miss those...happened 3-4 times this season
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Come on Chong, you need more composure there. Nice touch from Greenwood.

    Their number 9‘s gotten away with backing into Ercolani when he’s jumped twice now, ref needs to tell him to cut it out, behaviour like that can end up with very serious injuries.
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Great run by Greenwood, great touch, simple pass to Chong for a good chance but he blazes his shot over on his good foot.
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    ariel New Member

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    is Buffonge injured?
    Though isn't playing much, to be completely omitted seems too much...
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    That would’ve been a delightful goal, very good counter attack. Burkart unlucky that didn’t fall to him. Their keeper seems nervy.
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Gomes having a good game so far.
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    Indnyc Full Member

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    Garner looks so comfortable on the ball
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Outstanding ball from Garner. Both teams look deadly on the counter whilst also defending well.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Greenwood strikes the ball so sweetly - and nearly Always on target
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Bernard really isn't a convincing defender - 1-0 Southampton
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Bernard made to look like a little kid there.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Southampton lead, against the run of play. All their attacks coming against Tanner, he’s not doing himself any favours tonight. Bernard could’ve done better too.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Could have ? :) You are being very kind to him there
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    That’s putting it lightly :lol:
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    Indnyc Full Member

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    So much confusion at the back
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    RedfromIreland New Member

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    Very good. It's hard to Trump that.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    We need to wake up.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Becoming a reoccurring theme but we're not working it into the box well at all, we're knocking the ball around midfield and attack well enough but we're not creating any clear cut chances. Southampton following the Brighton blueprint of every single man behind the ball and trusting the United defence to make mistakes, their players don't get much out of it but it's an effective tactic nonetheless.

    No O'Connor/Laird is a big miss as Tanner's been next to useless tonight, all their moves are going through his side. Bernard really isn't a good defender, he's made mistake after mistake for the 18s this season. Kovar's a decent keeper but someone really needs to tell him he doesn't have to play it short every time.

    Levitt, Garner, Gomes, Williams and Chong all look lively. Greenwood's managed to carve out a few chances for himself, I'd be surprised if he doesn't get one in the second half. If the game stays like it is I'd be tempted to try and get Barlow on fairly early in the second half.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Overdoing it - time and time again. Only Greenwood tries to do it simple. Chong and Gomes especially always have to make it look nice.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Good substitution, Burkart struggled to get involved tonight.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    No disrespect to Gomes and Chong - but Greenwood is head and shoulders above them
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Southampton and Brighton have really done an admirable job raising the next generation of bus-parking cloggers for the Burnleys and Huddersfields of the world.
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    Southampton playing like some PL relegation candidate sluggers packing their box much in the same way as Brighton, playing rough and tumble football. How can this be any good for their development?