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Square pegs, round holes

By jayess24/1 17:24Sun Jan 24 17:24:58 2021

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Tyrone Marsh had a decent strike rate for Borehamwood last season – playing as a striker, I imagine. I don't know whether he could replicate that in League Two because I have scarcely seen him play up front. I do know he is a liability as a wide midfield player. He can't tackle, doesn't track back effectively or close down opponents. But then, he's a striker.
By the same token, Pett was really influential in his first few games for us in centre midfield. He isn't the same player out wide.
Carter played up front twice and scored three goals. Now he's out wide again, where he tends to lose possession all too regularly.
So why are we reduced to using these players in this way? Because we don't sign wingers, right or left.
Remember Lawrie Wilson and Luke Freeman? Wasn't it good?
Is it asking too much to ask that we pause the current obsession with signing striker after striker and add an old-fashioned wide player before the end of the transfer window?

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Re: Square pegs, round holes

By Copeysaurus (CDawg)25/1 09:28Mon Jan 25 09:28:51 2021In response to Square pegs, round holesTop of thread

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Yep, most the genuine wide midfielders we have had turned out decent too... McAnuff, Whelps, Akins, Freeman, Wilson.

Can we please just sign one

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Re: Square pegs, round holes

By Chet Manley (Paulio)24/1 17:42Sun Jan 24 17:42:51 2021In response to Square pegs, round holesTop of thread

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Our plan was to go with 4-3-3 so we didn’t bother with any wingers. Kind of fucked us up

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