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Only way I can see it is if Europe is calling and the offer can't be refused. 

 

Ah. Off to Serie A to sign with the pezzonovante, then. #sarcasm 


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Is this a Random Player thread item, or is there something to this that I missed?  NVM


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Right back not a position of need and potentially using an international slot on a backup right back? Egbo or Duncan on their way out? 

 

Glad to see rumors but rather they would address the needs of the roster. 



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Right back not a position of need and potentially using an international slot on a backup right back? Egbo or Duncan on their way out? 

 

Glad to see rumors but rather they would address the needs of the roster. 

Seems like they are going after certain types of players, indicating they have a system thought out and are building towards that.  We've seen how any one player that doesn't fit a system, no matter how good, can be a problem.  


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Right back not a position of need and potentially using an international slot on a backup right back? Egbo or Duncan on their way out? 
 
Glad to see rumors but rather they would address the needs of the roster. 


I cant imagine using 2 international spots on backup RBs which is why this is perplexing without knowing the motivation.

Either Struber/Thelwell dont rate Duncan that highly, which would be surprising considering his performance last season and/or someone is on the way out.

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Another odd one.... why use an INT slot in a position we have Duncan and Egbo doesnt really make sense. I guess if one is leaving or if they think this guy can play RM.



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Obviously there is some sort of other move behind the scenes. Let us wait for the other shoe to drop.

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Egbo can go. Replacement-level player.


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I still have faith in Thelwell, but the recent focus on making moves in positions the team is already pretty well set at is confusing thus far.


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Egbo can go. Replacement-level player.


Yeah thats fine, but if the idea is for Edwards to be a backup to Duncan its kind of a pointless trade off. One international backup RB out and another in.

This move only really makes sense if Edwards is given a fair shot to win the starting job, or is expected to start somewhere.

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https://eflanalysis....nalysis-tactics

 

Tactical analysis of stoke with edwards as RB in a 442 skinny diamond - some of the images don't load. Maybe this is a Struber target?



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https://eflanalysis....nalysis-tactics

 

Tactical analysis of stoke with edwards as RB in a 442 skinny diamond - some of the images don't load. Maybe this is a Struber target?

 

Article also mentions Edwards helping to create a goal by pressing high, causing a turnover, and getting the ball to a playmaker. Looks like a good fit on paper at least.

 

Still hoping they have him in mind as a left-sided option, I'm a big fan of Duncan and hope he sticks around.



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https://eflanalysis....nalysis-tactics
 
Tactical analysis of stoke with edwards as RB in a 442 skinny diamond - some of the images don't load. Maybe this is a Struber target?


Good find. Seems that Edwards had some success and was well liked by former Stoke manager Nathan Jones whose preferred formation is a 4-3-1-2 or diamond midfield.

After Jones was fired and Martin ONeill was appointed Edwards lost his place and was loaned out.

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What if Duncan is on the block?

Has Duncan played LB at all? 






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