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Any thoughts?

 

I think we need a forward who is good in the air and at hold-up play (not Aaron Long).



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The crisp fast passing in the first half was great.

 

The lack of shots on goal... not so much.


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A little bit to worry about from Struber's opener.

 

First of all the team didn't look in great shape. They went a long time in the second half getting beat on the dribble and being slow to react in general.

 

He's still got a lot to figure out creating chances. Turnovers up field weren't coming, the midfield couldn't pass the ball amongst themselves let alone find the strikers, and the long balls weren't cutting it. Not sure where the quality chances come from based on tonight.



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I'm not going to make any harsh judgements based on 1 Red Bull radio listen and 1 TV watch.

 

But that wasn't great. Still waiting on a serious threat in the attack.  Looked better in terms of creating turnovers and moving the ball up the field, but it didn't look any better in terms of chance creation and chance finishing.  We'll all take a Clark banger, but that's no way to score consistently.

 

Maybe moving CCJ out of the 10 spot will help, maybe having two serious options up top (Fabio + Klimala) will. But, as I've mentioned a million times on the site, you're only going to get so far in this league in 2021 if you're unwilling to spend more than 4M on an attacking player.


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The system asks a lot of those 3 guys up front. They have to be able to create offense or we aren't winning games. That's the biggest concern.

Other than that, the team looked well drilled and played hard.

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Even if literally nothing else changes, Klimala over Barlow is hopefully enough to make a big difference. Regardless, it's one game. The threads early into Marsch's tenure were regrettable, to say the least. 



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Fabio i thought did well holding up play but we need a forward to compliment him that likes to stretch the field and run in behind more.  Klimala should do that, White isnt quick enough to do that perfectly.  My only complaint is that I think we went to route one soccer a bit too quickly when we were down.  For 10 mins after giving up the goal we were moving the ball and dictating tempo well and then we just starting playing random aerial balls to no one.  Its one thing to play with tempo and verticality, but playing crosses to the edge of the box to try and win aerial 50/50s as build up is dumb.



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Isn't that the system as it is designed? To go Route 1 so that the players can win 50/50s, once they dump the ball fwd? If our guys lose possession, just win another 50/50? That's the impression I get. Maybe I missed a press conference or team website article where they detail the rest of the plan once a player has won a 50/50. 


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Isn't that the system as it is designed? To go Route 1 so that the players can win 50/50s, once they dump the ball fwd? If our guys lose possession, just win another 50/50? That's the impression I get. Maybe I missed a press conference or team website article where they detail the rest of the plan once a player has won a 50/50. 


the plan was to go vertical fast from what i read but the difference between first 60 mins and last 30 mins is we went fast with the ball on the ground mostly to start and then lost composure and lobbed hopeless balls for longer than we should have.  You can play fast without playing pinball.



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I think we are going to have a slow start. The press requires a higher level of fitness. I dont see them getting into a roll until june. Hopefully by then, we havent dug ourselves into a huge hole.

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Isn't that the system as it is designed? To go Route 1 so that the players can win 50/50s, once they dump the ball fwd? If our guys lose possession, just win another 50/50? 

Marsch talked about this a lot, its all about winning the second ball.

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Looked a lot like his Barnsley teams. They often had issues scoring. Too early to say 'this is how it's gonna be, but we didn't exactly look dangerous. .68 XG to 1.8 for SKC. Kinda tells the story.

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My understanding was that the fullbacks drive a lot of the offense on Struber's teams? Gutman worries me a little with the quality of his attacking play if that's the case. Duncan we all know isn't really suited for whipping in crosses either.

Tough to see where the chances are going to come from through the midfield based on last night.

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Marsch talked about this a lot, its all about winning the second ball...then passing accurately to the striker who doesn't need 20 chances to bag one goal.

 

 

Wish it was this. 


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My understanding was that the fullbacks drive a lot of the offense on Struber's teams? Gutman worries me a little with the quality of his attacking play if that's the case. Duncan we all know isn't really suited for whipping in crosses either.

Where's Edwards? 

 

Side note, I still like the idea of a 3-5-2 - with Harper and maybe Royer on the wings - but I'm not sure we have the centerbacks for that. 






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