- Jul 21, 2010
If he finishes the game we most likely get out of there with a point.
It’s easy to say that now, none of it is relevant to Jesse fecking Lingard passing the ball as weakly as you like directly to one of their forwards.He was gassed because ole decided to play 5 at the back instead of strengthening midfield at half time, leaving Fred to do the work off about 4 players.
Matic should have been the the half time sub.
True, but Lingard was in that position because Ole took Fred off for Martial and has to get Lingard to get back to play Fred's position.It’s easy to say that now, none of it is relevant to Jesse fecking Lingard passing the ball as weakly as you like directly to one of their forwards.
We were in control and their only chances were shots from outside of the box, we lost because of Jesse doing what he did, not because Fred came off.
I don't think it's a massive problem if the manager goes defensive when the opposition outplays us and then sees the match quiet down and think we can win the game. I'm more bothered by the 3 centre backs. That basically meant we had 3 players outside of defence and just let them run at us.Ole is genuinely confused and does not know how to react, hence the bizarre subs. It was like a rollercoaster, some subs were suggesting we going all out defending, then later on we going to go attack?
It just made zero sense. I won't be surprised if the team got confused too
I'm watching this on Irish TV and they're complaining he wasn't subbed earlier because it was "one way traffic". I think they're ignoring that it was one way traffic before and after he went off. I think he did better than Lingard and Martial imo.Most of the posters in the match thread were clamouring for him to be hooked. Ole couldn’t win with this one. The weirdest one by far was sending Lingard on.
I agree it was either a time wasting sub or a crazy attempt at trying to nick a goal after being uber defensive for an hour. Putting Martial on for Fred and pushing Lingard back into Fred's position is part of the reason we lost the game. Ole put Lingard in the position to make that "pass"It was one of those "let's make a sub for the sake of making a sub" subs.
I'm not having that he was so tired he needed to come off so we could put Lingard in midfield to see out the game... What was going to happen, Fred collapses on the pitch through exhaustion? There was 1 minute of normal time left to play, just let him see out the game.