Can Weston & Saunders Play Together In Away Games

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I feel it will be a hard decision for Andy to make, both very good players and a great asset to Brentford Football Club. Would like to know people's view on this matter, I feel we may get over run in midfield, and maybe Sam would be a better option in away game.
 

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I feel it will be a hard decision for Andy to make, both very good players and a great asset to Brentford Football Club. Would like to know people's view on this matter, I feel we may get over run in midfield, and maybe Sam would be a better option in away game.

Yes. Why would you ask?
 

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From what I've seen they can both get stuck in. There may be more goals in Weston and more defensive skill in Sam's game so I take your point about away games.
Weston can play up front tho, so while he's banging in goals in the weeks that Charlie's out there may be a selection dilemma (hopefully).
 
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one's a left winger/striker in the friendlies, the other is a right winger, so of course they can.
 
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one's a left winger/striker in the friendlies, the other is a right winger, so of course they can.

I know one plays on the right and one on the left, but they are both attacking wingers. If Andy plays Weston up front no problem, but I just felt that we may get over run in midfield on away trips. Just wanted to know what people thought.
 

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I know one plays on the right and one on the left, but they are both attacking wingers. If Andy plays Weston up front no problem, but I just felt that we may get over run in midfield on away trips. Just wanted to know what people thought.

AS apparently doesnt want a " creative midfielder " so O'Connor and Bean in CM will I doubt get over run.
 

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I know one plays on the right and one on the left, but they are both attacking wingers. If Andy plays Weston up front no problem, but I just felt that we may get over run in midfield on away trips. Just wanted to know what people thought.

I think we may play 4-5-1- away from homes at times which would accomodate Weston, Wood and Saunders with Bean and KOC holding the middle.

The one to make way would be Charlie or his alternative.

Strevens would fit quite well into that formation as well..
 

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Ive just spoken to both sets of parents who have confirmed they are not to be allowed to play together at away games.Both are bad influences on each other and chewing gum has been found in Westons pockets.
 

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surely the question should be can weston and wood both be accomadated in our team? wood was player of the year but weston does look bloody good. i know westons played up front in some of the friendlies but he himself has said he is a winger by trade so surely that cant be a long term option? good signing but AS has given himself a selection headache imo
 
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Wood I don't think will be as effective in League 1 as last season, I think he needs to improve his direct approach, and learn the confidence to take on defenders at pace. All to often he dallies on the ball, making him such a less dangerous player.
 

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Wood I don't think will be as effective in League 1 as last season, I think he needs to improve his direct approach, and learn the confidence to take on defenders at pace. All to often he dallies on the ball, making him such a less dangerous player.

But he is also young and has a good attitude. I can see him learning quickly and improving his game this season.
 

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Scott made a comment in a Chronicle article a while back about Weston scoring goals as a striker at Charlton and something along the lines of "And that's what we signed him for" So I'd think at least while Charlie is out unless another is signed that's what we'll see.

Wood came in and no one expected too much but he shone. He seems to have a very good head on his shoulders and is strong with a great work ethic.

Saunders looks mustard and battles back as well.

All three can play together and on the evidence on the friendlies I wouldn't be at all surprised to see all 3 developing into key men in our side
 

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I've been surprised by the apparent assumption in several posts here that our "best" 11 has Saunders and Weston as the 2 wide midfielders. I haven't seen any friendlies yet, but as he was last season' player of the season, my default position would be to have Wood in.

If Weston can play as a striker in 4-4-2 fine, but I wouldn't want to see 4-5-1 too often
 

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I am more intrigued to see if Wood, and Weston ,can be fitted into the same team, especially if Dickson plays.
Certainly, at the moment, we do seem to be well off for pace down the left flank.
 

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If no other striker of note is signed then I can see us playing a 4-3-3 which can convert to 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 at anytime with Saunders, Wood & Weston all playing. :sorted:
 

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If no other striker of note is signed then I can see us playing a 4-3-3 which can convert to 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 at anytime with Saunders, Wood & Weston all playing. :sorted:

I said this and Logan called me a ****!;):(

Do you not think we'd have tried that in at least one of the friendlies by now?

I can see Weston starting up front in a 4-4-2 but not a 4-3-3 (particularly as Saunders is happy picking the ball up deep and going at players).

If 4-3-3 is being used in training I'm not sure Scott would be playing a first team 4-4-2 two weeks before the start of the season.
 

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Do you not think we'd have tried that in at least one of the friendlies by now?

I can see Weston starting up front in a 4-4-2 but not a 4-3-3 (particularly as Saunders is happy picking the ball up deep and going at players).

If 4-3-3 is being used in training I'm not sure Scott would be playing a first team 4-4-2 two weeks before the start of the season.

I understand where you are coming from. Howver in a way it may have been tried for short periods. Weston drifts left from his central position and Saunders runs at people and cuts inside too, often meaning you have Strevens as focal point and Weston & Saunders wide or coming inside.
Its basically a flexible solution that may well start look a 4-4-2 but with players than can adapt during a game and indeed confuse opposition with its flexibility. Quite a few premier teams now use this fluid approach particularly the top 4. :fishing:
 

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I actually feel that Wood, Dickson, KOC and Bean are disciplined enough to do various jobs as and when. I would imagine the same could be said of Foster and Strevens. We may have more flexible players this season and maybe more flexible approaches to games will be needed. 4-4-2 worked well for us last year but we are a better unit this season with cover in most areas and players who will work for the team.
 

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The Manc's played Rooney, Ronaldo, Berbatov together at times last season, why not us :cool:

I know that Scotty has said he wants 3 more players but you're aiming a bit high there fella :cool:
 
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