September 20, 2019 at 1:25 am #1784435
Great result and clean sheet…. you would think that’s perfect but performance was again poor. They had over 20 attempts on goal and had they had a forward they wood have scored a few. We were better than Saturday but still had very little control on the game and the midfield were to easy to play through. I thought Xhaka Martinez and Saka Had a good game Saka was not outstanding he still looks nervous but he seems to have a final ball and great goal.September 20, 2019 at 7:22 am #1784440
Better result, but not great performance. Keeper my man of the match. Are Willock, Smith rowe related to AMN by any chance. They both lost possession and gave the ball away too much 🙂
Saka young and a bit overawed, however, great goal.
Pepe, starting to worry me. Early days, but needs to show some potential and get amongst the goal scorers. In my mind a bit of a left footed, Prima Donna. Hope I’m wrong.
Chambers is not and never will be a full back.
In summation. We were lucky after their poor finishing and good goalkeeping by Martinez. Defense will need money and better players in centre to stop pressure on back four. Until we improve this, I don’t think any back line stands a chance, and we all know ours is not of the best to start with.
GFL.September 20, 2019 at 10:16 am #1784506
Great result but we were wide open again and stretched as a team. So no improvement from the last game.
I dont think Emery has a clue on how to fix it or if he even wants to adress it.September 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm #1784619
I hope it dosen’t become a trend of every single time it is mentioned how many shots we gave them…this happened last season as well.What matters is the ratio of shots we had against theirs.Yes,they might’ve had 25 shots and we had 20 shots.Still not good enough,but don’t expect miracles with this garbage midfield and defense.I told you time and again Emery’s game is based on outscoring the opposition.
what would you rather have,we limit ourselves to 3-4 shots per game and give the opposition the same just so that it is statiscially mentioned that the opposition didn’t have more than 10-15 shots?
Make no mistake,this is not What I want our game to be based on.Because yesterday’s result could’ve quite easily been reversed.But until we have a good enough midfield and defense,don’t expect anything else.September 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm #1784674
Sorry TSO I disagree its not allout attack or all out defence that Emery has to choose from. Sure we have quality issues in terms of personell but I dont think Emery would get us to be tighter at the back while creating more with any players at his disposal.
He is the opposite of Wenger who believed the same approach would always work where as Emery thinks having different lineups every game works.
He will never make this team become confident in how to play doing that.September 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm #1784679
I doubt Emery’s defensive coaching abilities,he dosen’t have any.I don’t know what to make of him.He’s still figuring out what his best team is.Which is not acceptable considering he’s been here for more than a year.Nonetheless,I really am not expecting miracles because the midfield and defense we have is probably worse than about 15 teams in the league.It’s not an exxageration,I really believe that.When we were playing watford,I was just looking at their defense and midfield vs ours And I was thinking to myself how easily I would just have thiers over ours.
I at the least hope that he brings an identity to this side this season.I also don’t think there aren’t many managers out there that can do better with this squad,but if it’s going to be the case of giving opposition more than even 7-8 shots per game than he can be shown the door.
In the man utd vs astana game yesterday,Man utd had more than 20 shots at goal and limited the opposition to less than 3.That’s the sign of a good manager,at the least.September 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm #1784750
Tso as bad as you think our midfield or defence is you don’t really believe you would take Watfords over ours and if you really did then you would accept that performance as they have better players ? You don’t accept that performance and no one else does because we have better players than Watford. You also previously said you think emery is a good coach and it’s the players he has is the reason we are poor, now you say he can’t defend, that’s not a good coach! Lastly Man U v Astana as an example of a good coach????? You really said that ? You just won’t do yourself any favours and you are inviting abuse so just pause before you press send? This is the Frankfurt thread so let’s move on.September 21, 2019 at 12:52 pm #1784756
I think you expect to much of Emery if he has not put his identity on the team by now he never will. The correct name for Emery is Tinkerbell.
Im sure we will see the same in the next game with opponents running riot right through our midfield and while we try to play out the back regardless if it works or not.September 21, 2019 at 1:16 pm #1784759
stev – I don’t accept that performance because we gave a bottom of the table team more than thrice as many shots than us.Even if you don’t have the right personel that simply is unacceptable and I support emery but tactically that might’ve been his worst game yet for us.
Until and unless we get a proper midfield and defense i will not judge emery.
Also,what wenger did was nothing great.I’m talking about his last couple of seasons with us.Playing posession football going absolutely nowhere.September 23, 2019 at 7:13 pm #1785508
The dummy illustrating his lack of knowledge again. Frankfurt are NOT bottom of the table, they are 9th out of 18, that’s halfway doofus. The word defence does not have an S in it. Emery is a mans name it starts with an E, not an e. Your lack of knowledge and basic football understanding is unbelievable and your illiteracy offends me
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