- 6 Sep 2003
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The days of 6 ft 6 cart horses at the back is over when do you see in this league big old fashioned centre forwardsHenry would be too small to play CB in an U16 game!
Looks better every game very comfortable at this level.
Think he should replace Pontus as he is to slow and we keep getting exsposed for pace and costing us goals with Thomas wanting us to play a high line we must have pace or we will keep getting turned.
If we must play a back 3 possibly Ajer Sorensen Henry
I have been critical of him in the past for being hesitant & unwilling to get forward but last night was evidence that his confidence is growing game by game & he broke forward when able too & more importantly looked comfortable doing it. I think our handling of him firstly loaning him out & then slowly developing him to realise his potential is what makes us unique with the 'B'team ethos.I'd say he is pushing EP for a starting place on the left hand side. He is one cool customer, seems to have no nerves.
Weird. Pontus did a fine job against them both at BCS. Henry also, as WB, did an excellent job chasing back to beat Salah to a long through ball.The days of 6 ft 6 cart horses at the back is over when do you see in this league big old fashioned centre forwards
I No who I would prefer marking say a mane or Salah out of Pontus or Henry.
Agree. As long as 2/3 of Pontus, Noorgard, Toney (if he’s at the races) play I think we’re covered for leaders on the pitch. No less though and hopefully Man U is a springboard for ToneyShouldn’t be rested on Sat, should be Pontus being dropped but that won’t happen.
There was a game earlier in the season, can't recall which, when he gave Pontus a real shouting and pointing for being out of position!I've liked him for a while and he's looking ready for an extended run starting at either the left or middle CB position.
At 23 he's still at least 2-3 years from peak and could easily go on (with Ajer) to be the core of our defence for several years. He's comfortable on the ball, happy to carry it out and although he needs to work on his accuracy he has all the attributes of a modern CB. He's also got the best long throw in the squad - which is a bonus.
I didn't see him a lot for the B team but I got the impression from someone that he was quite vocal and a leader on the pitch. Is that the case or am I imagining it?
I do think that one day moving to a 4-3-3 with Ajer and Mads Bech at the back would be a quality, reliable long term pairing... if we were going to go to 4 at the back.Pinnock and Jansson have been a great pairing since 19/20. Both are obvisouly contracted through beyond this season.
But it's great to see Mads Bech and Ajer waiting in the wings, both several years younger and performing to an excellent standard at the very top level. A future partnership with great potential.
In relation to this, our xG from throw ins is pretty much equal to the rest of the PL combined...
Love this. Thanks for posting. That puts the anti long throwers in their placeIn relation to this, our xG from throw ins is pretty much equal to the rest of the PL combined...
(tune of Is this the way to Amarillo)What was Sorensen's song last night? Couldn't make it out
Yes agreed. It can be effective as we've seen against both Arsenal and Man Ure but we need to vary it from time to time.The long throw is a useful weapon, but I think we use them too often. I would reckon that around 80% of the throws within 20 metres of the goal line are long.
We did that agasint Man U with them expecting the long throw threw it short to Jensen who delivered in back post pretty sure resulted in a save by De Gea.Yes agreed. It can be effective as we've seen against both Arsenal and Man Ure but we need to vary it from time to time.
Cheaper on the shirt?
Now that we've gone from three Mads' in the squad to two, Roeslev and Bech have dropped their third names as a show of respect. It's a common Danish tradition.