I think Maguire starting at right CB suggests it’ll be him and Lisandro against Brighton
Both full backs doing well today
I think Fred will be the planned partner for FdJ, he’s the only CM we have who can cover the ground
You’re being a bit negtive there , this looks much better than last season despite the opposition. You can see that they are shifting it quicker and more often than not forwards which is a major upgrade on the last couple of years at least. The new style is showing up a couple of players too who arent up to it and they’ll either learn to improve in training or be replaced.
Lisandro being a better footballer at centre back for a start should help a quicker turnover, the full backs look sharper, De Jong or whoever comes in will clearly move it quicker and more forward than Scott
Definitely an improvement in mentality and drive this season compared to last, but it’s all well and good doing it in pre season when the pressure is off – will these same players show th same drive on a cold December night when we’re 0-1 down and the oppositon fans are ripping them a new one? That’s the big question.
Enjoying the pre-season so far though; some great football in patches.
It doesnt matter who the opposition is as our last few seasons have told us. Regardless of who it is this is a massive change for these players by the total change in mentality. Theyre clearly being coached.
Maguires still slow, Scott is still shit etc I’m not saying we’ll win the league but if this is a sign of ETH and his coaching then great I am more optimistic which is great after how depressing it got last season