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McLovin

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  1. McLovin

    U23s v Aston Villa Live on RamsTV 12pm

    Hi, will this is broadcast for free and also, is this against Villa’s first team or their 23s? Thank you in advance.
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    Carson...

    With this new way of playing, mistakes will occur as we saw with Roos at Mansfield. However, as both Morris and Lampard both said in their post match interviews, they don’t mind that because it will take time for the keepers to adjust.
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    Carson...

    I don’t think anyone’s suggesting to sell him though but for him to improve with his feet, which is the natural progression to improve overall as he’s sound in other aspects of his game. It’s not a major issue but it’s still important if Lampard wants to play from the back, which is I imagine why we brought Given in to improve Carson and the other keepers to make them more comfortable with the ball at their feet
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    Carson...

    I didn’t suggest that they were better than Carson overall, merely rebutting the idea that all goalkeepers who are good with their feet are expensive and are playing in the big leagues. Given’s distribution was ok but he’s been doing many practical licences since his retirement so his coaching methods should improve Carson’s distribution which is a good thing. It’s like the argument that managers don’t know what they are talking about if they haven’t played the game, they may just be better at putting their ideas across.
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    Carson...

    Some keepers who played in the English lower leagues last season who are good with their feet, Daniel Bentley, Angus Gunn, Dean Henderson, Marcus Bettenelli, Jamal Blackman. They are out there if you want to look hard enough, Huddersfield loaned Ward from Liverpool the year they won promotion and one of the main reasons they did so was because Wagner wanted his team to play out from the back. Even Granty was decent with his feet. I’m not advocating selling Carson but the OP raised a perfectly valid point that Carson’s distribution will need to improve if we want to play like Lampard wants us to. That’s one of the reasons we brought Given in as a goalkeeping coach
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    Carson...

    Don’t understand why some users are criticising the OP. He’s not calling Carson a bad keeper but distribution is one of Carson’s weaknesses as he often kicks it out of play. For a team that wants to play on the front foot, a goalkeeper’s distribution is absolutely key. There was a big fuss about this debate when Guardiola got rid of Joe Hart in favour of buying a goalkeeper in Ederson who is brilliant with his feet. A goalkeeper being good with his feet can transform defense into attack. Some examples of the importance of a goalkeeper needing to be good with this feet.
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    Tom Lawrence

    A Huddlestone- Mount- Vydra midfield would still get outrun and we’d be complaining about the same problems as last season. The midfield we played yesterday had the perfect balance Ledley- The defensive knowhow and the ability to prevent opposition counter attacks by being in the right position- almost like a new and improved eustace Bryson- Lots of energy to put the opposition under pressure and arguably the key man in Lampard’s system Mount- An all round creative midfielder, who also makes late runs into the box
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    Tom Lawrence

    Huddlestone and Mount in the middle would get destroyed and outrun and it would be a waste of Mount’s abilities. It looks like we are going back to 4-3-3 this year so if Vydra stays, he will have to drastically adapt otherwise he will face a similar situation to how he did under McClaren.
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    Tom Lawrence

    I hope Mount or Flo will be on the free kicks this season as they scored some crackers last season, I do agree with Bris that Lawrence’s free kicks are average at best.
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    Matej Vydra

    He played him up front first, he only moved him out wide because Vydra was useless as the middle man in the front three and McClaren felt obliged to fit him into the side because of his price tag, before eventually going back to Russell, Bent and Ince as the front three. I do agree with Mac though in that Vydra suits a counter attacking team more so where he can just stay in one position and shoot as soon as he gets the ball. Ask Vydra to do the other things needed in a attacking front foot team and he is poor. He is good when there is space to run into and playing off second balls from the main striker’s lay offs but all the suggestions are that we will be moving away from that way of playing thankfully.
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    Matej Vydra

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-county-news-mcclaren-vydra-1097241.amp “He was a confidence player, but he was very, very low on confidence. We wanted him to link up as a number 10 or a lone striker, but he needs to play with someone. “Gary (Rowett) has fit him into the set up and he has David Nugent and now Cameron Jerome who are runners.” “We had technical link-up players and he couldn’t quite do that. He is one who can run forward and finish – he is perfect.” “It is matching the player to the philosophy and the system – and Matej Vydra is perfect for a Gary Rowett team.”
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    Matej Vydra

    @brady1993 hit the nail on the head for me. McClaren felt that Bent, the same Bent who many criticised for being nothing but a poacher, could contribute far more than Vydra in things other than scoring. Has Vydra changed or adapted his game since then? Not for me. I’d rather sell Vydra and buy someone who would be more likely to fit the system rather than trying to squeeze Vydra into a system that he wouldn’t be comfortable in.
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    Tom Lawrence

    Ince is having his medical at Stoke today.
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    Matej Vydra

    He can score goals but he would need to contribute a whole lot more, which I can’t see him doing because he is a confidence player. We need someone who would contribute even if they weren’t scoring, which I can’t see Vydra doing. When we were at our best under McClaren, if Martin didn’t score , he contributed in other ways whereas Vydra doesn’t really do anything if he doesn’t score. Also, Vydra is half the player when he doesn’t have at least one other proper striker alongside him to do all of his donkey work for him. In this system I’d argue that he’d be the one who would need to be unselfish rather than the player to be selfish.
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    Matej Vydra

    But there’s no evidence to suggest that Vydra can perform in a front 3 featuring wingers though, poor at Derby under McClaren who tried everything with Vydra but it didn’t work, only scored 3 in 31 league games at Reading. The only teams that Vydra has been successful in are teams where he doesn’t have to contribute anything in build up play , get involved with any pressing, or defensive work and his only responsibility is to score . Lampard seems to want his team to press from the front which would reduce Vydra’s effectiveness and would more likely result in the Vydra we saw under McClaren than what we saw last season.
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