The rigid plan of playing it out from the back is a problem. However crap passes and stupid decisions made by players once they're in possession of the ball is 100% down to, and on, the player.
And we don’t always play it out from the back every time either, sometimes we go long. At least yesterday we did.The rigid plan of playing it out from the back is a problem. However crap passes and stupid decisions made by players once they're in possession of the ball is 100% down to, and on, the player.
Aha... I only saw 60 minutes of the game, so if that's the case... Lee Dixon was banging on about it as if we'd been doing it all game. I rage quit when we conceded that stupid goal.And we don’t always play it out from the back every time either, sometimes we go long. At least yesterday we did.
Leno needs to tell his manager to **** off with his instructions. He has a brain himself. Even Cech used to go long to Kolasinac when they were stuck under pressure.
Goalkeeper is the one that can go “**** off, we’re going long.”The pass to Sokratis was fine, Sokratis wasn't exactly pressured, he tried to thread the eye of the needle and got it wrong.
So you think Emery told Sokratis that even if there's a 50/50 chance of threading it through to a player from your 6 yard line, go for it? This makes zero sense. Of course he didn't tell him to attempt a risky pass, or even to make a **** pass when the pass was on. You think he'd have been asked to defend his actions had he hoofed that ball forward with no clear option on? Come on.
He's been told to pass to either CB by the looks of things, his options are pretty limited. Sokratis didnt 'need' to hoof it he just cant pass that well, he could have went to Xhaka, he just isnt comfortable with the ball at his feet, I wouldnt even say he was under that much pressure.
Anyone else think he`s been pretty good this season? Not the easiest job to be a GK in this team. Struggled on crosses last season but has looked more assured on that front this season. I might be forgetting something but can`t remember any big mistakes apart from that rebound aginst Sp**s before Eriksen scored.