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He's been poor at tracking his man and dealing with crosses ever since he came in. As good as he is defensively it's a massive weakness in his game.
The jogging back pisses me off especially when there's no cover. I'd rather he go full pelt to get back and then sit for a bit rather than just jog back and hope somebody else does the job and he's in a good position to attack

We saw his weaknesses at play today. He switches off waaay too much. The one thing I can't remember him doing is keeping somebody onside on the other side off the pitch by dropping deep so there's that
 

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Some good attacking in the 2nd half.

For all the problems people talk about his heading out crosses - people forget the times where he has managed to get the ball out or block a vital shot on goal.

Had a poor first half.
 

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Does anyone have count of how many times he’s lost his man at the back post now leading to a chance or goal. Surely getting up to double digits.
 

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he needs to learn that sometimes you can’t always win the header, it’s better to disrupt your opponent and stop them getting the ball cleanly.

at no point does he get his body close to welbeck to stop his momentum, and then his header is cowardly at best.

we need a much better footballer for the run of the mill matches, It’s a shame Laird isn’t another year along in his development.
 

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Get Trippier as a stop gap until Laird’s ready, this lad isn’t the answer.
 

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Does anyone have count of how many times he’s lost his man at the back post now leading to a chance or goal. Surely getting up to double digits.
Please find out because I'm pretty sure your chatting shit.

According to you Out of 33 goals the whole team has let apparently he is the cause of 10 of them due to him losing his man at the back post.

I've seen him make headers out from the back post but even more I've seen him make important blocks at the back post that stop a goal/shot on goal.
 

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I think he'd rather play the likes of Sancho, Hazard, Mane than more average players that just make a lot of runs. It is nice to have him against the higher calibre players defensively, he adds a lot of physique to the team but he's so average offensively and positionally defensively. I hope he improves, not to quick to write him off but he really needs to improve.

Having said that, it would be a bigger problem if he played for Barcelona/City/Bayern. For us he's a better fit than the other top teams.
 

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Get Trippier as a stop gap until Laird’s ready, this lad isn’t the answer.
Trippier isn’t the answer either. He couldn’t defend at his peak and certainly can’t now. No idea why we have any desire to bring him in. I’d rather bring Dalot back.
 

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Trippier isn’t the answer either. He couldn’t defend at his peak and certainly can’t now. No idea why we have any desire to bring him in. I’d rather bring Dalot back.
He’s a decent player who’s brilliant on the ball. He’s not the best around, but he’s a cheap alternative to having to start AWB every game next season. He limits us so much in games we dominate.
 

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Please find out because I'm pretty sure your chatting shit.

According to you Out of 33 goals the whole team has let apparently he is the cause of 10 of them due to him losing his man at the back post.

I've seen him make headers out from the back post but even more I've seen him make important blocks at the back post that stop a goal/shot on goal.
He did the exact same thing last season against Brighton!! He let March get a free header and score a goal! Ole had to come out and defend him. You're making out like this isn't a standard thing with AWB - it is.
 

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He's rubbish in the air, typical of a converted winger but there wasn't much he could do yesterday.

Was an excellent cross and Welbeck, well over 6ft, had all the momentum coming onto the ball. Very few fullbacks could do anything about that.

For AWB it's all about him being brave and confident. First half he fell back into his nervous self. Second half he showed what he can do and probably should have got at least one assist.
 

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he needs to learn that sometimes you can’t always win the header, it’s better to disrupt your opponent and stop them getting the ball cleanly.

at no point does he get his body close to welbeck to stop his momentum, and then his header is cowardly at best.

we need a much better footballer for the run of the mill matches, It’s a shame Laird isn’t another year along in his development.
Would you give Diogo Dalot a chance?
 

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He's really regressed overall hasn't he ?

My biggest frustration with Wan-Bissaka is not even his poor attacking play, it's his nonchalant attitude to defending on the back post , he just always seems switched off and never alert to the potential danger of someone being there in which there usually is, if I was an opposition manager I would be 100% be targeting that back post with every corner/set piece.

We have seen the effect of competition being provided at LB , Shaw has turned into Roberto Carlos for some reason so we 100% need a new RB this summer, I quite like the idea of Trippier , should be a relatively cheap fee required for him, PL experience and been playing at a good level over the last few years.
 

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I actually think his offensive play has progressed - he does drive forward now and get crosses in. I don’t actually think they were bad crosses either like some suggested in the Match day thread because there were at least two that dropped plum in the middle of the goal, it’s just we don’t have anyone attacking that position, especially if Greenwood plays wide right forward and Rashford left (who should be attacking that space). Cavani often makes that run to the near post so it looks like it’s a bad ball.

however his defensive positioning and awareness are pretty bad and for all I’ve just said about his attacking improvements, it still isn’t good by any means. I’d definitely look to upgrade on him at some point but he’s not the biggest issue In our team by some stretch.
 

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He did the exact same thing last season against Brighton!! He let March get a free header and score a goal! Ole had to come out and defend him. You're making out like this isn't a standard thing with AWB - it is.
Give me some other examples. I have seen the guy make defensive headers and more importantly blocks at the back post. He isnt perfect at his headers but people act like this happens every couple of game - it doesnt. He also has the least ariel CB out of the best two we have supporting his channel as seen by Lindelof completely mis positioned and missing his tackle when he had absolutely no one to mark and all the time to reposition.

Let's keep each other updated every time across the rest of the season when he messes up the back post through a cross okay?
 

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Give me some other examples. I have seen the guy make defensive headers and more importantly blocks at the back post. He isnt perfect at his headers but people act like this happens every couple of game - it doesnt. He also has the least ariel CB out of the best two we have supporting his channel as seen by Lindelof completely mis positioned and missing his tackle when he had absolutely no one to mark and all the time to reposition.

Let's keep each other updated every time across the rest of the season when he messes up the back post through a cross okay?
He has often been lax at the back post from crosses
 

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Give me some other examples. I have seen the guy make defensive headers and more importantly blocks. He isnt perfect at his headers but people act like this happens every couple of game - it doesnt.

Let's keep each other updated every time across the rest of the season when he messes up the back post through a cross okay?
The shit show against RB Leipzig? That was an interesting game throughout which you could actually clearly hear the RBL bench screaming at their players to target AWB. I find it really odd that you refuse to accept his foibles. Burying your head in the sand isn't going to get you anywhere. Yes, he can be really good at making sliding blocks but that isn't the only metric by which to judge a defender. He hasn't been good enough this season - it's as simple as that.
 

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The shit show against RB Leipzig? That was an interesting game throughout which you could actually clearly hear the RBL bench screaming at their players to target AWB. I find it really odd that you refuse to accept his foibles. Burying your head in the sand isn't going to get you anywhere. Yes, he can be really good at making sliding blocks but that isn't the only metric by which to judge a defender. He hasn't been good enough this season - it's as simple as that.
The game we played a back 5 with Wan Bissaka at RWB for the first time and Shaw at LCB with Telles as our LWB?

By the way Plenty find that his attacking game has improved this season. I dont think he has regressed at all and as a 23 year old he is still learning his position because he is new to his role as you can clearly see.

I want Trippier here to provide him some competition - yet people act that Shaw only got better with Telles here and it has nothing to do with him reaching his prime age and being coached to target his weaknesses (ie his physique and fitness alongside crossing which was Telles's strongest aspect).

People have no patience with young players. Saying sh*t like Rashford isnt a title winning LW and acting like Wan Bissaka isnt a reason we have one of the better defensive ratios in the league and being the 2nd best team in England.

Anyway I'm glad he is an irritating player to some fans just like Rashford irritates fans too, he will continue to have many games here and have the ability to improve on his weaknesses. Hopefully he gets a good competition to do it with and that irritation one day turns to shut the mouth support as it suddenly happened with Shaw all in one season.
 

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Please find out because I'm pretty sure your chatting shit.

According to you Out of 33 goals the whole team has let apparently he is the cause of 10 of them due to him losing his man at the back post.

I've seen him make headers out from the back post but even more I've seen him make important blocks at the back post that stop a goal/shot on goal.
I think you need to wind your neck in and lower the bass in your reply pronto. If you read the post properly you would notice nowhere do I say 10 goals. key sentence “chances or goals”

So next time you bother to reply do so with some god damn respect. Like seriously is that how you talk to people in the workplace or out in the street.

Anyway over the season there have been countless times he has had a nightmare at the back post, lost his man, lost a header, gone to sleep, so don’t act like it’s not happened.
 

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Would you give Diogo Dalot a chance?
we will have to see if he’s improved since his time in italy and obviously everybody deserves a fresh start next year; but from what i’ve seen of him he’s got the opposite issues to AWB. can go forward well but can’t defend.
 

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he needs to learn that sometimes you can’t always win the header, it’s better to disrupt your opponent and stop them getting the ball cleanly.

at no point does he get his body close to welbeck to stop his momentum, and then his header is cowardly at best.
That’s because he has absolutely no awareness at all, he has no idea that Welbeck’s there. It’s incredible.
 

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I do think he has improved this season and given his age i wouldn't give up on him just yet. Should be in for a shout to go to the euros ahead of trippier and james surely.
 

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I do think he has improved this season and given his age i wouldn't give up on him just yet. Should be in for a shout to go to the euros ahead of trippier and james surely.
He doesn't have to start as England's main RB - but I do think it says alot about Southgate that he doesn't see him as a good "different player" to have in the squad at all.

Considering LW position to me is the most dominant in number of world class players in my eyes- having Wan Bissaka's one vs one ability which has proven to stop alot of players could surely be a good option to have. Similar to like having Ji Sung Park in the subs to focus on whenever a Pirlo is played, keeping Wan Bissaka for a Mane or a Neymar is useful in a squad in my opinion.
 

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He doesn't have to start as England's main RB - but I do think it says alot about Southgate that he doesn't see him as a good "different player" to have in the squad at all.

Considering LW position to me is the most dominant in number of world class players in my eyes- having Wan Bissaka's one vs one ability which has proven to stop alot of players could surely be a good option to have. Similar to like having Ji Sung Park in the subs to focus on whenever a Pirlo is played, keeping Wan Bissaka for a Mane or a Neymar is useful in a squad in my opinion.
That prospect probably won’t bother Southgate too much this summer then.
 

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he needs to learn that sometimes you can’t always win the header, it’s better to disrupt your opponent and stop them getting the ball cleanly.

at no point does he get his body close to welbeck to stop his momentum, and then his header is cowardly at best.

we need a much better footballer for the run of the mill matches, It’s a shame Laird isn’t another year along in his development.
I think Laird is capable of being what Telles is to Shaw from next season. Genuinely don't think we should be looking at anything in the RB spot. AWB and Laird should be enough next season.
 

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I think Laird is capable of being what Telles is to Shaw from next season. Genuinely don't think we should be looking at anything in the RB spot. AWB and Laird should be enough next season.
I think Laird’s development would benefit much more from consistent minutes at a higher level than MK Dons rather than being here as a back-up. Playing second fiddle to a very fit AWB won’t yield anywhere near as many opportunities to play as a good loan deal.

Telles is already the player he’s going to be and he has a wealth of experience so he’s a good choice for a back-up role. Someone of a similar profile for the RB slot who Laird could displace in a few years time would be ideal for me.
 

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I think Laird’s development would benefit much more from consistent minutes at a higher level than MK Dons than being here as a back-up. Playing second fiddle to a very fit AWB won’t yield anywhere near as many opportunities to play as a good loan deal.

Telles is already the player he’s going to be and he has a wealth of experience so he’s a good choice for a back-up role. Someone of a similar profile for the RB slot who Laird could displace in a few years time would be ideal for me.
The problem with this is you're effectively writing off AWB as a player. He's only 23 and we spent a bit on him so can't see the club doing that. There's every chance Laird could displace AWB if he puts in the work and he could well become our preferred choice in games where we need to break teams down with a more attacking full back threat. We also have Williams who can cover both sides.

I personally don't think we need to buy in that area and would be happy to use what we have.
 

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The problem with this is you're effectively writing off AWB as a player. He's only 23 and we spent a bit on him so can't see the club doing that. There's every chance Laird could displace AWB if he puts in the work and he could well become our preferred choice in games where we need to break teams down with a more attacking full back threat. We also have Williams who can cover both sides.

I personally don't think we need to buy in that area and would be happy to use what we have.
I don’t really follow that logic. Buying an experienced back-up to AWB isn’t even remotely comparable to writing him off. Telles didn’t have that effect for Shaw as an example, quite the opposite if anything.

I also don’t think an optimal setting for a young defender is to sit on the bench and be given sparing opportunities in easier games. Look at the progress Tuanzebe and Williams have made this year filling that role. Laird would make much more significant development playing week in week out imo.
 

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I don’t really follow that logic. Buying an experienced back-up to AWB isn’t even remotely comparable to writing him off. Telles didn’t have that effect for Shaw as an example, quite the opposite if anything.

I also don’t think an optimal setting for a young defender is to sit on the bench and be given sparing opportunities in easier games. Look at the progress Tuanzebe and Williams have made this year filling that role. Laird would make much more significant development playing week in week out imo.
If that's the mindset then you're writing off Laird. I personally see Laird as being ready to move into a squad roll for us next season whilst you don't - I assume that's the difference in view.

I think Laird is ready to be given minutes in the PL and cups.
 

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If that's the mindset then you're writing off Laird. I personally see Laird as being ready to move into a squad roll for us next season whilst you don't - I assume that's the difference in view.

I think Laird is ready to be given minutes in the PL and cups.
Yeah that is a difference in viewpoint but the main one is that game time is the best way to develop young talent, especially defensively. My concern would stem from the clear stagnation Tuanzebe and Williams have experienced this year by virtue of very limited opportunities. The lack of a viable back-up has also led to AWB being overplayed.

Fair enough, you think Laird might get played significantly more than they would - I’d be doubtful. It doesn’t mean I’m writing players off. It’s bizarre you keep saying that when I haven’t intimated that about either player in those posts.
 

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Yeah that is a difference in viewpoint but the main one is that game time is the best way to develop young talent, especially defensively. My concern would stem from the clear stagnation Tuanzebe and Williams have experienced this year by virtue of very limited opportunities. The lack of a viable back-up has also led to AWB being overplayed.

Fair enough, you think Laird might get played significantly more than they would - I’d be doubtful. It doesn’t mean I’m writing players off. It’s bizarre you keep saying that when I haven’t intimated that about either player in those posts.
I wouldn't say it's bizarre, just a difference of view.

I personally feel we would be wasting money when we have the answers within the club already. Having a bit of patience has worked with Shaw. I still feel AWB can be a good player for us in the long term and I'm personally a big fan of Laird.
 

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I wouldn't say it's bizarre, just a difference of view.

I personally feel we would be wasting money when we have the answers within the club already. Having a bit of patience has worked with Shaw. I still feel AWB can be a good player for us in the long term and I'm personally a big fan of Laird.
I meant more you telling me what my posts meant rather than listening to the actual explanation. A back-up to AWB doesn't write him off obviously.

I’m a big fan of Laird as well from the little I’ve seen/read about him. They seem to compliment each other well so if we do go that way I hope he’s able to get enough minutes to continue his development. Williams has definitely suffered in a similar role but Laird seems more talented so maybe he wouldn’t. We have other problems to sort out in the transfer market that would take priority as well.
 

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He doesn't have to start as England's main RB - but I do think it says alot about Southgate that he doesn't see him as a good "different player" to have in the squad at all.

Considering LW position to me is the most dominant in number of world class players in my eyes- having Wan Bissaka's one vs one ability which has proven to stop alot of players could surely be a good option to have. Similar to like having Ji Sung Park in the subs to focus on whenever a Pirlo is played, keeping Wan Bissaka for a Mane or a Neymar is useful in a squad in my opinion.
Exactly what I was thinking. He's the opposite of a Trent in the sense they are almost specialists. It is a pretty stacked position to be fair.
 

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It'll be interesting to see how AWB will play next season when/if we change Lindelof to a different CB starter. I'd also loan Laird out to a Championship club next season and give him a proper season rather than playing second fiddle to AWB all year. Either we throw some cash at an experienced RB squad option or stick with Williams being 2nd choice.
 

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I don’t have that’s handy but it seems like AWB plays every minute of every game. He’s still a young player so he can handle that physically but I do think the mental toll his affected his attacking game, which has been poor this season. I hope Ole rotates him out more next season, whoever the cover may be anointed to be.
 

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I have a lot of hope for Aaron in the future, but I can't be the only who is noticing that he is being targeted in most games now. Not many players attempt to take him on now and rely much more on one two's to get in behind him, also whenever teams make it down our left flank, or even central areas at times, they will swing the ball in towards the back post, which tends to leave Aaron struggling again. It very much seems to me that teams have sussed him. Especially as most times when he receives the ball is the moment opponents start their press.
 

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I think against Brighton he did like 1 run up top and put a cross to the box in the second half. He needs to do it a lot more.

He doesn't do any basic attacking things like over lap our winger or do some sort of a double pass.