Dalot or AWB?

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Mike Smalling

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I keep forgetting AWB is actually in the squad. Can't even get a game in the EL. Ten Hag must not be liking what he sees in training.
 
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Dalot is essentially what Haller was to Ajax after his time in the league. He's improved dramatically and has been fairly consistent since pre season. I thought he didn't have a chance here he's easily cemented his starting position.
 

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I keep forgetting AWB is actually in the squad. Can't even get a game in the EL. Ten Hag must not be liking what he sees in training.

We read during the pre season that AWB was training alone on how to control and pass the ball. Same with Phil Jones. They are part of the team but not part of the squad
 

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I think AWB could become a really good right sided CB in a 3. Or even retrained intoa CB. The potential is there. I think if inwas him and utd wanted rid, id go to italy to specifically play as a no nonsense CB.
Nah, he’s got absolutely no awareness, as evidenced by how often he just stands there watching the ball go over his head. He’d be even more of a liability in that role as a result.
 

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Never understood where AWB’s defensive reputation comes from. He’s positionally awful.
 

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The reason he slides in and last ditches so much is because he is constantly out of position.
 

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Absolutely terrible awareness. He's never managed to sharpen up this part of his game. The argument that he's a good defensive option to have is pretty tenuous when the only situation he defends well is 1 v 1 and outside of that he costs games.
 

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Never understood where AWB’s defensive reputation comes from. He’s positionally awful.
His side was deliberately targeted. Was at fault for conceding the corner and then dozing off while defending the back post (feel like we have discussed the same thing a million times). Just not good enough. Cannot help retain the ball either.

Bang avg defender for a mid table side at best.
 

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His side was deliberately targeted. Was at fault for conceding the corner and then dozing off while defending the back post (feel like we have discussed the same thing a million times). Just not good enough. Cannot help retain the ball either.

Bang avg defender for a mid table side at best.
Shaws side was a gaping hole Saka enjoyed himself more than the 2 guys playing AWBs side.
 

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Shaws side was a gaping hole Saka enjoyed himself more than the 2 guys playing AWBs side.
Most of Arsenal's attack came down our right. Their winning goal came down his side. He went to sleep while defending the back post for their first. What more do we need to see before binning him?
 

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Dalot probably defends that cross with minimal fuss. Being able to defend the back post very well is key for fullbacks.
 

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AWB's only redeeming quality is his pace, which means nothing when 9/10 times he catches up to his man 50 yard out and then escorts them all the way to the byline before trying to tackle them.

Dalot, although not as fast, would have tackled them 50 yards out and saved us a headache.
 

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Dalot is light years ahead of AWB. Hopefully he's back soon.
 

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I don't know if we get a different result yesterday with Dalot, but I wouldn't mind him stepping back in. It wouldn't go against ETH principles as we have to rotate anyway, and it wasn't one of AWB better games.

I like having 2 decent FBs... I just hope one of them takes the step up to Evra or Neville levels
 

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Reality check yesterday! We can't have an old fashioned full back starting games for us. Doesn't hold up in the prem! If Dalot is fully fit I bet he'll be in next game and AWB back in the cold.
 
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