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How confident are you feeling?

Is a couple of days way too little time for Freddie to have had any meaningful impact in terms of changing the way we play? Quite possibly.

Will we enter a new honeymoon period with the dark Emery cloud that has been hanging over us dissipating? Hopefully, but there is no guarantee, fingers crossed the players are told to go out and express themselves and play the way they want to play, the way they feel they should play as a team because I think this instruction alone will have more of an impact than any tactics we could have hoped to be drilled into them in such a short space of time.

So how do you see it going tomorrow afternoon and why?

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Gillespie Road. (U18361)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by A Catalyst For Change (U7080)
posted 1 second ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 10 minutes ago
One thing that will be interesting is goal kicks. Hopefully Freddie has told them to stop facking around.
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Apparently he likes to play out of the back
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What other option does he have? We have next to zero aerial presence outside our collection of CBs. Every single ball we boot up the pitch is lost.

Same problem Emery had.
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It isn't always about winning the first ball. And when Martinez plays we see a massive difference in the range of passing. We are usually a more offensive team when Martinez plays.

posted 2 weeks ago

Distribution out from the back doesn't have to be a long ball or trying to play out from the 'back' there are other options if the movement is good. We need wingers not wing-backs and the ability to get the ball to them quickly.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by A Catalyst For Change (U7080)
posted 10 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 10 minutes ago
One thing that will be interesting is goal kicks. Hopefully Freddie has told them to stop facking around.
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Apparently he likes to play out of the back
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Really?

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Klopptimus Prime - Die Unerträglichen (U1282)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by A Catalyst For Change (U7080)
posted 10 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 10 minutes ago
One thing that will be interesting is goal kicks. Hopefully Freddie has told them to stop facking around.
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Apparently he likes to play out of the back
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Really?
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Yes, that's how he had the reserve team playing. Lots of pressing and playing out from the back too.

posted 2 weeks ago

The worst thing about Leno is it is almost every single time and no variety. That just means there is no jeopardy in the opponents pressing.
With Martinez, he changes it around and gives opponents something to think about. That means when he does play it short, the opposition aren't neccesarily pushed up.

posted 2 weeks ago

So long as he realises the need to have a midfield/wingers to help the defenders play out from the back we should be ok, trying to play out from the back (and often through the middle) when you have no real midfield was Emery's stupidity.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Gillespie Road. (U18361)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by A Catalyst For Change (U7080)
posted 1 second ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 10 minutes ago
One thing that will be interesting is goal kicks. Hopefully Freddie has told them to stop facking around.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Apparently he likes to play out of the back
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What other option does he have? We have next to zero aerial presence outside our collection of CBs. Every single ball we boot up the pitch is lost.

Same problem Emery had.
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It isn't always about winning the first ball. And when Martinez plays we see a massive difference in the range of passing. We are usually a more offensive team when Martinez plays.
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I know this will come across as unfair on Emi, but anyone could look good playing against non-PL sides.

I'd like to see him repeatedly try to find an outlet while playing with teammates who don't even want the ball.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Ace of space (U21751)
posted 4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Ozil has finally been liberated from Mr Gud ebening he will enjoy killing teams and mopeds.
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DON'T act like Ozil wasn't playing/being utter sh!t for a good season and a half at least before Emery even got here (PR stunt YouTube clips don't count as form). It's amazing how his fanboys have all crawled out of the woodwork again now and are trying to pretend he was outstanding the whole time before Emery got here and Emery somehow made him play poorly.

That ISN'T what happened. He was sh!t and lazy for all of AW's last season and most of the one before that. Emery arrived and had the balls to bench him for it where Wenger didn't/didn't want to. Emery didn't stifle Ozil's game and make him poor. Ozil was already established as a no good lazy for nearly 2 YEARS.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by WB2 (Emery'll Get Me Killed) (U8276)
posted 46 seconds ago
comment by Ace of space (U21751)
posted 4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Ozil has finally been liberated from Mr Gud ebening he will enjoy killing teams and mopeds.
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DON'T act like Ozil wasn't playing/being utter sh!t for a good season and a half at least before Emery even got here (PR stunt YouTube clips don't count as form). It's amazing how his fanboys have all crawled out of the woodwork again now and are trying to pretend he was outstanding the whole time before Emery got here and Emery somehow made him play poorly.

That ISN'T what happened. He was sh!t and lazy for all of AW's last season and most of the one before that. Emery arrived and had the balls to bench him for it where Wenger didn't/didn't want to. Emery didn't stifle Ozil's game and make him poor. Ozil was already established as a no good lazyfor nearly 2 YEARS.
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Totally agree, just get tired of having to repeat facts to people...

You could argue that defensively he has always been a lazy player, at every club he's been at.

comment by Kano (U20144)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by WB2 (Emery'll Get Me Killed) (U8276)
posted 9 hours, 11 minutes ago
comment by Ace of space (U21751)
posted 4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Ozil has finally been liberated from Mr Gud ebening he will enjoy killing teams and mopeds.
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DON'T act like Ozil wasn't playing/being utter sh!t for a good season and a half at least before Emery even got here (PR stunt YouTube clips don't count as form). It's amazing how his fanboys have all crawled out of the woodwork again now and are trying to pretend he was outstanding the whole time before Emery got here and Emery somehow made him play poorly.

That ISN'T what happened. He was sh!t and lazy for all of AW's last season and most of the one before that. Emery arrived and had the balls to bench him for it where Wenger didn't/didn't want to. Emery didn't stifle Ozil's game and make him poor. Ozil was already established as a no good lazyfor nearly 2 YEARS.
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