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Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Y1, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Y1

    Y1 Splash Member

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    Mors Well-Known Member

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    But, I read somewhere that the Llama will be back after the international break?
     
  3. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    I have quite given him up as an alternative for us.
     
  4. FoxForceFive

    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    I'm not actually sure how he'll fit in now.

    I could be, & hope I am, proved wrong, but for me his technique of close control & turns behind the front three to play the ball in won't work that well when we're playing our usual (so far unseen this season) style of fast blitzing attacks.

    He may well suit the controlling style of football that we seem to be experimenting with, by dropping back a bit & ensuring we retain possession whilst threatening a forward move at times, so perhaps when he's back to fitness we'll see him used sparingly against certain sides rather as a regular.
     
  5. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I think it's good that we seem to be experimenting with more than one style of play, but so far the Sturm & Drang approach seems to be the one that we have the best results with, and the right personnel for.

    A more controlled playing style requires more players with the ability to change tempo, and find the space and time to pick out passes, and be able to take possession under pressure, and not just lay the ball off sideways straight away. We don't have footballers like Silva, Isco, De Bruyne, Modric et al.
     
  6. keniget

    keniget Part of the Furniture Member

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    We can’t blitz teams or solely rely on quick transitions against teams that park the bus anyways. So there is always gonna be a place for creative floaty types like Lallana.

    Lallana specifically? I’ve given up on him too.
     
  7. jan

    jan Very Active Member

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    I think we all have. Before the season started I was happy to see him as a bench option and he does offer something different to our other players but now he's just gone full Kewell. Useless
     
  8. FoxForceFive

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    I agree, however I also think it's obvious we can't play our all action style over a long season & not suffer a drop off, &, hyperbole over this imaginary 25 point advantage or not, City, & perhaps even Chelsea, are in full position to make that cost us.

    As such I think we need to find a way to switch tempos in game & conserve energy without blunting our attack, & I think what we've been seeing is Klopp trying to find that solution.
     
  9. RedStar

    RedStar Very Active Member

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    Thats a seriously long lay off, he got injured in April. I thought hed be back before the end of the year.
     
  10. Ijg

    Ijg Mr Quiet Member

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    I heard from a source inside the club that his knee is completely fucked and he’ll be lucky to kick a ball ever again.
     
  11. juniormember

    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    Is your source reliable? That’s a bold statement about a player we’re activiley helping recover and continue paying his wages.
     
  12. Ijg

    Ijg Mr Quiet Member

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    Well relatively, from within the medical team. The knee injury he has is rare and he’s done most of his tendons in his knee, proper fucked.

    Obviously that’s down to opinion, but no player ever really recovers from a knee injury damaging one tendon, and he’s damaged multiple.

    I doubt the club would just bin him off, or ever publicly admit that, but be interesting to see what happens.
     
  13. RedStar

    RedStar Very Active Member

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    Theres been something very odd about how this has been handled from the start. The whole 'we knew he shredded his ligaments but didnt say so til after the CL final' was obviously bullshit. It seems as though we have no idea how long this will take to recover from.
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Did we keep the receipt?
     
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    ibromurph Very Active Member

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    Why can't we send Ox and Lallana to that magic witch doctor that Man City always seem to use.

    Players who were supposed to be out for 4 months, come back in 2. He seems to be treating them with some very special medicine. We could use some of that.
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Sounds weird if true given the updates he has given himself. Lets hope it isnt true, as we miss him.
     
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    Glen C Very Active Member

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    Very talented player but this is why i was very surprised we went in for him in the first place.  He has a horrendous injury record and most probably always will.  Another sturridge.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Knee injuries are more often than not due to bad luck. So I wouldn't exactly put his latest injury on his history.
     
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    I'm interested to know about the injuries that thrive in good luck.
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    I still can’t get that cunt out of my head, encouraging him to stand and try some weight out on his mangled knee.
     
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