Yeah despite what some are saying about all these staff he's put in place I still reckon he will move upstairs in the summerMixed bag for me, still certainly nothing to get excited about, we still looked easily over ran without the ball, seems so easy fo rthe other side to keep possesion or move from one end of the pitch to the other against us and thats our lack of ability or legs in midfield.
I thougth McTominay had a decent game, but despite a few crunchign tackles and runs and soem good shots, still many times he was caught out or nearly caught out in possesion or played wayward passes, but he is valuable in certain games as a squad member.
I do like Ragnik and what he has said an ddone generally so far. Think he realised needed to change the full backs, Dalot really isnt good enough for me and needs to go, Fred had a stinker and got dropped and despite Matic havign no legs and going to deep to get the ball, he can at least hold on to it and cycle possesion and positioning is good. Also dropped Rashford after a poor coupel of games and Fernandes who has been terrible for a good 2/3months now and played players to give us proper width and Cavani working up front, gave us mor ebalance with the ball and showed he has no problem dropping big names, something Ole seemed unable to do.
I do hope before he moves upstairs he also has the balls to sell several names though. As McCoist said in commentary, despite beign talented players, no chance this current squad will compete with City or Liverpool, still 3 or so postions in the first eleven need improving and several within the squad in terms of competition and attitude
Yeah the passing and movement is non existent compared to the other teams chasing a top 4 spot. Scott put in a performance similar to Leeds last season when he played in that advanced role.Got the result that we needed.
McTominay’s best game in a long time. Far better when he plays more advanced in the opppositions half than sitting back and protecting our defence.
That’s the two only really positives for me to take from that. Our passing and movement is still so painful to watch at times.
You can tell he's carrying a few extra pounds. If we get him losing some body fat he'll do alot better.We have paid 73mil on a winger that I have not seen dominate a FB yet and he has not got the pace to get past an average Premier League FB and it as simple as that.
Great post.Was really impressed with Greenwood's all around contribution. The McTominay / Matic combination (which worked well) really drives home the need for a proper holding midfielder. With a younger version of Matic, we could really get the best out of McTominay. Maguire looks like he needs to be dropped. VDB looks like he's gonna leave. If he's not getting game time in a match like this, his future has to lie elsewhere.
No, it just corrected Ole's previous mistake, by playing McTom behind Fred. McTom is a much bigger threat than Fred further up the field, and McTom is a lousy distributor on the ball.Is this the rejuvenated Mctominay? I hope so, he was brilliant today. I think our performance overall was better than the last 2 or 3 games but still a long way to go. It felt like RR took our football back to basics, the players looked more aware and more understanding of what they should be doing. It helped that Burnley are so bad. Nevertheless, important 3 points, I am very happy with the win.
Should we be in for Rudiger next summer, mind you be very surprised if Chelsea let him join a rivalStrange game, generally as tepid as expected but meh 3 points.
I really find this squad pretty unlikable. Can't wait until we bin some of them off over the next transfer windows (hopefully). Maguire is an absolute trainwreck, still angry we paid £80million for him and made him captain.