- Feb 29, 2012
Back in midfield for Scotland and a really good performance. Was MoTM. Hoping Clarke keeps him in midfield rather than at CB.
He can´t defend, he´s super slow over first 5 meters to cover space and ask for the ball too, he can´t really pass and takes forever to release the ball because of his overal poor technique, really if he doesn´t drive with the ball forward or takes an odd shot he´s pretty useless as a DM/CM/whatever midfielder, and if you build a base on him and Pogba it will always be so slow without protection and quick passing. Fred is far from a Pirlo in a deeper role but he´s ecellent defensively, proactive defender and pass with much higher speed and better accuracy too. I mean, it was stil Granada and we could get away with that but lord, when does the mediocrity in our team ends?? We can blame Ole for not being able to impose any kidn of style but then when he relies on individuals he plays some below par players. Watching him and Dan James is like a bad dream sometimes..It's because he has no sense in what to do when we have the ball. He is not good enough to be playing as a DM.
Agree 100%.I know a lot of you would be wondering why I'm bumping this thread up, having read through the Rice thread seeing people waxing lyrically of how good an upgrade he'll be on McT, i just want to say McT is hugely underrated by our fan base, he is the sort of player that we would have been pointing out to buy if he wasn't our player, He's been at this massive club for a longtime now and he's been improving every season since albeit slow but he has been improving nonetheless, he's handled the pressure of playing for a massive club well and this season he's contributed alot more compared to last season, i just want to say we need to support our players more rather than looking at other clubs players that are not even any better compared to what we already have in Scott.