carnage wrote:I’ll ask again, as I have in at least one pre-season match thread already.
Why do we concede so many goals if Fabianski, Rice, Diop, Balbuena and Noble are so good?
Balbuena is overrated IMHO, but the answer is simply it is the way we play. We are very very open in the middle.
At one point Wilshire lost the ball just on the edge of the opposition box and there was not one single WHU player between him and Rice who was 40 yards further back! The defender simply passed it to a midfielder and he had 40 yards of space to run into!
It is going to be a fun ride this season, that is for sure!
We actually looked a lot tighter when we had Snodgrass and Sanchez in the middle, as at least they were getting about the pitch a bit when we didn't have the ball
It was noticeable that Sanchez was moving around the pitch a lot more rather than just sitting, i assume this was based on managerial instructions